• The Galaxy Buds Pro are Samsung’s answer to the AirPods Pro

    The Galaxy Buds Pro are Samsung’s answer to the AirPods Pro
    Samsung today announced its competitor to Apple’s AirPods Pro: the Galaxy Buds Pro (how original!). Samsung promises the headphones are an improvement over the Galaxy Buds+ and Galaxy Buds Live in every respect, offering better sound and microphone quality, as well as “the most intelligent” active noise canceling (ANC) on any true wireless earbuds. Bold claims, given the myriad of earbuds launching every week. Still, Samsung says the headphones can “reduce background noi
  • Azure is one of the largest market leaders, learn cloud computing with this $39 training

    Azure is one of the largest market leaders, learn cloud computing with this $39 training
    TLDR: The Complete 2021 Microsoft Azure Certification Prep Bundle includes 10 courses covering everything an IT pro needs to know about running a system on the Azure platform. It’s one thing for a giant corporation like Microsoft to create a cloud services platform like Azure. It’s quite another for them to be comfortable enough to fully entrust the running of all of their most vital services through Azure as well.  But after stating their intent to move all their first-party s
  • Gas emitted by merging galaxies is stopping stars from forming

    Gas emitted by merging galaxies is stopping stars from forming
    Most stars in the universe today are found in massive galaxies called ellipticals, named for their stretched-out-circle shape. Unlike our own galaxy, which is a spiral with arms extending out from the center, the edges of elliptical galaxies are smooth. At first glance, these galaxies might seem like simple systems. However, they are among the most mysterious objects in the cosmos. Elliptical galaxies host extremely old stars and are not forming new stars. Exactly how these dead galaxies form i
  • How to manage your screen time during the lockdown, according to science

    How to manage your screen time during the lockdown, according to science
    The average daily time spent online by adults increased by nearly an hour during the UK’s spring lockdown when compared to the previous year, according to communications regulator Ofcom. With numerous countries back under severe pandemic restrictions, many of us once again find ourselves questioning whether our heavy reliance on technology is impacting our wellbeing. It’s true that digital devices have provided new means of work, education, connection, and entertainment during lockd
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  • How sleep trackers can actually ruin your sleep

    How sleep trackers can actually ruin your sleep
    An estimated one in three people report regular sleep complaints. So it’s hardly surprising people are more concerned than ever about getting enough sleep. This blossoming interest has seen an explosion of sleep trackers which measure how many hours of sleep you get each night. As we sleep, we go through cycles of “deep,” “light,” and “rapid eye movement” (REM) sleep. The “deep” portion of our sleep is mainly what leaves us feeling refreshed
  • WhatsApp delays the implementation of its new terms and privacy policy

    WhatsApp delays the implementation of its new terms and privacy policy
    For the first time in many years, it looks like Facebook is taken into consideration users' feedback. After informing its 2 billion users that WhatsApp is going to update its terms and privacy policy,and third-party associated companies, the social giant has taken a step back.Facebook is now giving WhatsApp users three extra months to decide whether or not they agree with the new terms and privacy policy, the companythis week. Along with the new deadline, WhatsApp clarified some of the misinform
  • Experts say that kids face an "epic withdrawal" from devices and screens

    Experts say that kids face an "epic withdrawal" from devices and screens
    Thanks to the pandemic, children in the U.S. have spent hours and hours staring at screens. Whether they are using tablets to do school work, connecting to friends with their phones, playing video games on a console, or watching television on their, well, televisions, once things return to normal, a huge problem lies ahead. , some experts see a tough road ahead for those children who become addicted to their screens.Children face "epic withdrawal" from screens once the pandemic ends"Professor Ke
  • As it continues to grab former WhatsApp subscribers, Signal remains down for the second day

    As it continues to grab former WhatsApp subscribers, Signal remains down for the second day
    WhatsApp users have until February 8th to accept the messaging app's revised Terms of Service that gives Facebook control over the data you generate and have generated when using WhatsApp. If you decide not to accept the new ToS, you will end up losing access to your WhatsApp account. Many WhatsApp users have no intention or desire to share their personal data with Facebook or its subsidies and so they have decided to use Signal instead.
    Signal offers end-to-end encryption, group calls and chats
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  • Google Maps update makes it easier to walk through New York and three other major cities

    Google Maps update makes it easier to walk through New York and three other major cities
    Google Maps, once again, is being updated to include more accurate information about local streets including crosswalks and a crossing island. The latter provides a safe space where pedestrians can protect themselves while crossing a road with multiple lanes. Right now, this detailed information is available for only four cities: London, England; New York, U.S.; San Francisco, U.S.; and Tokyo, Japan.
    According to Google, you can check out the new look for the streets in these cities by opening t
  • BlackBerry and Facebook agree to settle patent fight

    BlackBerry and Facebook agree to settle patent fight
    The legal battles between BackBerry and Facebook which started back in 2018 have run their course as both parties have agreed to settle.The legal battles between BackBerry and Facebook which started back in 2018 have run their course and as of yesterday, both parties have agreed to settle.Although the terms of the deal were not announced, BlackBerry spokeswoman Karen Clyne noted "We have resolved our disputes pursuant to a confidential agreement and have no further comment".Following the news Bl
  • DIY music production software like Logic Pro X is now the mainstream. Here’s what you need to know

    DIY music production software like Logic Pro X is now the mainstream. Here’s what you need to know
    TLDR: The Ultimate Logic Pro X Music Production Bundle is a music lover’s dream, an 8-course collection in using this high-powered production suite to make all your own beats. Paul McCartney did it. So did Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones. From Led Zeppelin to Radiohead to Foo Fighters, right up to today’s hottest artists like Billie Eilish, musicians have often sequestered themselves away from the usual recording studio setting to create their music in a secluded outpost so
  • Forget coding, you can now solve your AI problems with Excel

    Forget coding, you can now solve your AI problems with Excel
    Machine learning and deep learning have become an important part of many applications we use every day. There are few domains that the fast expansion of machine learning hasn’t touched. Many businesses have thrived by developing the right strategy to integrate machine learning algorithms into their operations and processes. Others have lost ground to competitors after ignoring the undeniable advances in artificial intelligence. But mastering machine learning is a difficult proce
  • WhatsApp delays it privacy policy update by three months — but what’s the point?

    WhatsApp delays it privacy policy update by three months — but what’s the point?
    After a ton of backlash and user exodus, WhatsApp is delaying the rollout of its controversial privacy policy by three months. Instead of applying the new privacy policy on February 8, the chat app will now apply it on May 15. In a statement, the company said that it’s going to make an extra effort to educate people about the app’s privacy and security practices: We’re now moving back the date on which people will be asked to review and accept the terms. No one will have their
  • New M1X MacBook Pro Leaked: FINALLY New Design!

  • Report: Apple is building foldable iPhone prototypes

    Report: Apple is building foldable iPhone prototypes
    It’s been a pretty busy day for Apple news. After reports that the company would remove the touch bar and rienstate MagSafe on its upcoming MacBook Pros, as well as launch redesigned iMacs with an all new design, a new report from Bloomberg claims that Apple is actively working on a foldable iPhone. While the report stresses the company “hasn’t solidified plans to actually launch a foldable iPhone,” the company has started work on some prototypes in its lab. At the momen
  • Samsung Galaxy S21/S21 Ultra unboxing: Thin box, huge phone!

  • For a second time, Apple extends the expiration of TV+ free trials

    For a second time, Apple extends the expiration of TV+ free trials
    Did you receive a one year trial of Apple TV+ with the latest purchase you made of andevice? Is that free trial set to expire between now and June? If so, you now have some extra time to decide whether or not to subscribe to the tech giant's streaming service. Apple has announced that it is pushing back the expiration of one-year TV+ trials to July 2021 from June.
    Essentially, anyone with a free trial set to expire in the period between February and June will receive free service through June. A
  • Scientists figured out how to turn black holes into power sources

    Scientists figured out how to turn black holes into power sources
    A group of scientists from Columbia University recently published a paper detailing how humanity could power an off-Earth colony by tapping into one of the universe’s largest and most powerful resources: black holes. The big idea here is that a spinning black hole gives off a certain amount of energy. If we enveloped this energy field with an external gravity source (a big gravity gun?) we could force the singularity to generate negative energy. This negative energy would, theoretically,
  • Apple in discussions to launch subscription podcast service

    Apple in discussions to launch subscription podcast service
    Apple offers an extensive range of subscription services including the recently launchedand Spotify rival Apple Music. But soon another product could join Apple’s growing lineup.
    Is Podcasts+ the next big Apple service?
    The information (via ) that Apple is discussing the launch of “a new subscription service that would charge people to listen to podcasts.” However, it's unclear when Apple will launch the new service, or even if. 
    The platform could charge customers fo
  • New self-supervised AI models scan X-rays to predict prognosis of COVID-19 patients

    New self-supervised AI models scan X-rays to predict prognosis of COVID-19 patients
    Researchers from Facebook and NYU Langone Health have created AI models that scan X-rays to predict how a COVID-19 patient’s condition will develop. The team says that their system can forecast whether a patient may need more intensive care resources up to four days in advance. They believe hospitals could use it to anticipate demand for resources and avoid sending at-risk patients home too early. Their approach differs from most previous attempts to predict COVID-19 d
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  • Electric vehicles can now use bus lanes in the UK — and cyclists aren’t happy

    Electric vehicles can now use bus lanes in the UK — and cyclists aren’t happy
    In December, the UK county of Cambridgeshire started a traffic regulation trial that let electric vehicle drivers use bus lanes, which are typically reserved for buses, taxis, motorcycles, and cyclists. The county council said that letting electric vehicles use the bus lanes serves as an additional incentive to get drivers out of their combustion engine vehicles and into EVs. Cambridgeshire County Council trial 'Tesla lanes' which could see cyclists sharing bus lanes with electric vehicles http
  • Starchive doesn’t just keep your files. It’s the cloud storage option that content creators need

    Starchive doesn’t just keep your files. It’s the cloud storage option that content creators need
    TLDR: This lifetime subscription to a 1TB Starchive Cloud Storage plan offers safe, secure, and fully curated and archived access to all your files instantly.  Content creators create. They can’t help it. It’s who they are. But whether they’re a writer, a filmmaker, an artist, or a multi-hyphenate that does it all, all that content they create starts to stack up. Research documents, raw video, recording session tracks, and other work product can take up a fair amount of d
  • 4 ‘minor’ features that will have a BIG impact on upcoming gadgets

    4 ‘minor’ features that will have a BIG impact on upcoming gadgets
    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), usually held in Las Vegas at the beginning of the year, went virtual for the first time because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, we still saw some bizarre and some forward-looking products. The show is also a showcase of some standards we’ve been hearing about, but haven’t seen in devices. Here are some of those technologies that we might see a lot in the coming years. Mini-LED We’ve all been used to the LCD tech, which uses a white ba
  • Swarms of robot fish could soon monitor our oceans for environmental hazards

    Swarms of robot fish could soon monitor our oceans for environmental hazards
    Harvard scientists have created a swarm of swimming robots that could pave the way for new methods of environmental monitoring and searching coral reefs. The autonomous “Bluebots” synchronize their movements like a real school of fish, basing their individual decisions on the behavior of their neighbors. The collective Blueswarm deploys a 3D vision-based coordination system and 3D locomotion to navigate, while each individual bot uses two cameras and LED lights to follow its sc
  • How to manipulate date and time in JavaScript

    How to manipulate date and time in JavaScript
    In theory, handling dates as a developer is as simple as creating, storing, and, if necessary, manipulating dates. But as a JavaScript developer, you would know this theory doesn’t hold long after you start working with dates for real. On top of different date-time formats, you have to consider timezone and local differences. For this reason, plenty of JavaScript developers seek help from third-party libraries when they have to manage dates in an application. While these libraries reduce
  • A more immersive Netflix experience may be coming to AirPods Pro and Max users

    A more immersive Netflix experience may be coming to AirPods Pro and Max users
    's true wirelessearbuds and recently-released  headphones have a special feature that aims to provide users with a more immersive movie watching experience.Spatial audio, as it's called, uses the headphones' sensors to track the user's head, in order to create an effect similar to a home theater system. Basically, any movies or shows that were produced in the 5.1 or 7.1 surround format should indeed sound wider and appear to be coming from fixed positions in 3D space, which becomes eve
  • Week-by-week breakdown of my $15M virtual fundraising journey in 2020

    Week-by-week breakdown of my $15M virtual fundraising journey in 2020
    My company was positioned to grow rapidly in 2020 — but that meant raising growth capital remotely in a shifting VC landscape. We ended up closing a $15 million Series A without ever meeting an investor in person. Here’s what that process looked like, along with a week-by-week breakdown of how it progressed.  Let’s start by setting the scene. When I co-founded Stream in 2014, I could never have guessed how 2020 would transform our business. As makers of enterprise-grade A
  • Ring the Vatican bells, Apple might get rid of Touch Bar from the MacBook Pro

    Ring the Vatican bells, Apple might get rid of Touch Bar from the MacBook Pro
    Hallelujah, it’s finally happening. Apple might finally get rid of the dreadful Touchbar from MacBook Pros this year. As noted by 9to5Mac, renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the company will replace the touch panel with physical buttons in its upcoming devices. Plus, it’s also planning to bring back IO ports and the Magsafe method of charging. This is wonderful news as the Touchbar has been a useless and hated accessory. My colleague Callum dedicated a whole piece to&
  • Google Fi pushes back Hangouts shutdown by two months

    Google Fi pushes back Hangouts shutdown by two months
    As some of you using Hangouts probably know by now,that it will phase out the messaging service on Fi, so MVNO subscribers should try to switch to Messages as quickly as possible.When the announcement went live late last year,gave Fi subscribers about two months to switch to Messages. Now that deadline has been pushed back to give Google Fi subscribers more time to make the switch,reports.According to Hangouts' , the messaging service will now be shut down starting March 2021. Once the phasing o

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