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Housing Bubble Risks Are Accelerating Across Europe, Hong Kong
Housing Bubble Risks Are Accelerating Across Europe, Hong Kong
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  • 2021-10-13 08:00:00Z

(Bloomberg) -- The risk of housing bubbles across Europe has accelerated as the pandemic sparked a global spending spree on larger living spaces that was...

Blast at Afghan mosque kills many, witnesses, Taliban say
Blast at Afghan mosque kills many, witnesses, Taliban say

Blast at Afghan mosque kills many, witnesses, Taliban say

Both sides in Mercy Hospital strike to meet Tuesday
Both sides in Mercy Hospital strike to meet Tuesday

Both sides in Mercy Hospital strike to meet Tuesday

Design
Design's dirty secrets and how to address experience bias
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  • 2021-10-03 17:29:02Z

When we say experience bias, we're not talking about our own cognitive biases; we're talking about it at the digital interface layer (design, content, etc.). If users don't have experience with design conventions, lack digital understanding, don't have technical access, etc., we'd say the experience is biased against them. The solution is to shift to a mindset where organizations create multiple versions of a design or experience customized to the needs of diverse users.

Kevin McHale Reveals the Glee Cast Were All Hooking up With Each Other
Kevin McHale Reveals the Glee Cast Were All Hooking up With Each Other

*looks around nervously*

Dodgers
Dodgers' Pujols goes on COVID-19 IL after 2nd vaccine

Albert Pujols went on the Los Angeles Dodgers' COVID-19 injured list Tuesday, when Cody Bellinger was activated from the IL after missing eight games with a ...

Can healthy people who eat right and exercise skip the COVID-19 vaccine? A research scientist and fitness enthusiast explains why the answer is no
Can healthy people who eat right and exercise skip the COVID-19 vaccine? A research scientist and fitness enthusiast explains why the answer is no

Several thousand protestors opposed to the COVID-19 vaccine march through the streets of midtown Manhattan in New York on Sept. 18, 2021. Andrew Lichtenstein...

Chinese fighter jets take flight to open China airshow
Chinese fighter jets take flight to open China airshow

Chinese single-engine J-10 and J-20 stealth fighter jets showcase Chinese military might at the opening of the 13th China International Aviation and...

A U.S. general warned the Taliban to stay out of Kabul or be bombed. The Taliban rolled into Kabul anyway.
A U.S. general warned the Taliban to stay out of Kabul or be bombed. The Taliban rolled into Kabul anyway.

Senators are expected to grill Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, the chairman of the Joint chiefs and the head of Central Command about the Afghanistan pullout...

Costco confirms it
Costco confirms it's limiting toilet paper and water purchases, as customers start to stockpile amid the spread of the Delta variant

Costco customers are buying more and more toilet paper and water as the Delta variant surges in the US, the company's chief financial officer said.

Watch September
Watch September's Nintendo Direct here at 6PM ET
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  • 2021-09-23 21:00:24Z

Here's hoping 'Hollow Knight: Silksong' makes an appearance.

Manila mayor, ex-scavenger and actor, to seek presidency
Manila mayor, ex-scavenger and actor, to seek presidency

The popular mayor of the Philippine capital said Wednesday he will run for president in next year's elections, the latest aspirant in what is expected to be ...

Adobe Reports Record Revenue
Adobe Reports Record Revenue
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  • 2021-09-21 20:05:00Z

SAN JOSE, Calif., September 21, 2021--Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its third quarter fiscal year 2021 ended Sept. 3, 2021.

FedEx Corp. Reports First Quarter Results
FedEx Corp. Reports First Quarter Results
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  • 2021-09-21 20:04:00Z

MEMPHIS, Tenn., September 21, 2021--FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today reported the following consolidated results for the first quarter ended August 31 (adjusted...

Democrats Strip Funds for Israel From Bill to Raise Debt Ceiling
Democrats Strip Funds for Israel From Bill to Raise Debt Ceiling
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  • 2021-09-21 18:05:16Z

(Bloomberg) -- Democratic leaders stripped funding for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system from a bill to keep the government funded and raise the debt...

Blueground Nabs $750 Million Valuation as WestCap, Geolo Invest
Blueground Nabs $750 Million Valuation as WestCap, Geolo Invest
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  • 2021-09-20 04:01:00Z

(Bloomberg) -- Blueground, a startup focused on short-term furnished apartment rentals, raised $140 million in equity funding from investors led by Laurence ...


NASA and Boeing confirm Starliner won’t fly until first half of 2022 as valve investigation continues
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  • 2021-10-19 20:52:23

NASA and Boeing provided an update on the beleaguered Starliner capsule Tuesday, confirming that the earliest the spacecraft will fly will be sometime during the first half of next year. Starliner was ground in August, after an issue with the oxidizer valves was discovered roughly four-and-a-half h…

Riverdale Season 6 Trailer Teases Sabrina Crossover
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  • 2021-10-19 20:52:17

The first Riverdale season six trailer features the first look at the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina crossover, which will see Kiernan Shipka reprising her role as Sabrina Spellman.

Assassin’s Creed Discovery Tour: Viking Age is available now
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  • 2021-10-19 20:31:51

Assassin’s Creed Discovery Tour: Viking Age launched Oct. 19. It’s a free expansion for PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and a stand-alone version is available from the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Connect.

Google makes calling businesses less painful with features for seeing wait times, phone tree options and more
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  • 2021-10-19 20:30:47

Alongside today’s release of the new Pixel 6 smartphones, Google has again upgraded one of the device’s most basic — but often overlooked — functions: the ability to make phone calls. In previous years, Google Assistant learned to screen your calls and make your reservations…

Apple is ready to admit it was wrong about the future of laptops
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  • 2021-10-19 20:30:00

Apple has added fan-favorite features to its new MacBook Pros, including MagSafe, a physical function row, and of course, ports other than USB-C. But just five years ago, it had a very different idea of where laptop design was headed.

AirPods lineup comparison: which should you buy?
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  • 2021-10-19 20:21:58

Apple announced the $179 AirPods 3 and an updated AirPods lineup. There are now four models – the AirPods 2, the AirPods 3, the AirPods Pro, and the AirPods Max – but which should you buy?

Even more reasons you need to be at TC Sessions: SaaS 2021
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  • 2021-10-19 20:00:34

We’re less than two weeks out from TC Sessions: SaaS 2021, a day-long exploration of software-as-a-service. If you want to thrive in this tough, competitive market, join your colleagues and tap into current thinking and future trends. Come to hear, meet and engage with the industry’s brightest mind…

A massive 'stalkerware' leak puts the phone data of thousands at risk
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  • 2021-10-19 20:00:28

Call records, text messages, and location data from hundreds of thousands of phones are easily accessible.

DC League of Super-Pets game starring Krypto and Ace slated for 2022
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  • 2021-10-19 19:35:00

DC League of Super-Pets: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace will be released in 2022, along with a Warner Bros. movie about the super-dog and bat-hound. It was announced at DC FanDome.

Senators call on Facebook to shelve Novi cryptocurrency project
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  • 2021-10-19 19:32:10

Senate Democrats called on Facebook to end its digital wallet and cryptocurrency project in a letter to chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, saying that the company “cannot be trusted to manage cryptocurrency.”

Star Wars tabletop RPG on the way from an experienced team
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  • 2021-10-19 19:25:38

A new Star Wars tabletop role-playing game is on the way. Asmodee’s Edge Studio gets the nod from Disney and Lucasfilm. Reprints of Fantasy Flight Games’ Star Wars: Edge of the Empire and more are also planned.

Plaid overhauls Plaid Link SDK with simplicity in mind
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  • 2021-10-19 19:16:01

Since 2015, Plaid has helped developers connect users to banking information using an SDK (software development kit) called Plaid Link. As Plaid describes it in its SDK documentation, “The Plaid Link SDK is a quick and secure way to link bank accounts to Plaid in your … app.” Up u…

The new MacBook Pro seems to have an HDMI 2.0 port, not 2.1
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  • 2021-10-19 19:14:40

120 Hz 4K monitors aren't the norm today, but they probably will be later.

Shipping times for Apple’s $19 Polishing Cloth slip to late November
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  • 2021-10-19 18:45:19

Delays may drive people to buy inferior third-party polishing products.

Google Pixel 6 event: biggest announcements
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  • 2021-10-19 18:40:46

Google held its fall event on Tuesday, where it showed off its new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones, its custom-built Tensor processor, and a bevy of machine-learning and camera features.

The electric 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge puts style at a premium
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  • 2021-10-19 18:29:44

Volvo hopes buyers will pay a little extra for this sleek electric crossover.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Automattic TC-1, federal startup grants, 'getting s*** done day'
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  • 2021-10-19 18:24:32

Our latest longform look at a notable tech company examines Automattic, “the leading commercial complement to the open-source WordPress publishing platform.”

Biden's QSBS tax plan would have unintended consequences for startups
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  • 2021-10-19 18:20:29

Buried in Biden’s 2021 tax plan are new amendments to the U.S. Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS) program, which, if passed, will impact early-stage startup employees, founders and investors.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Introduces Some New Mysteries With a Creepy Found Footage Video - IGN
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  • 2021-10-19 18:07:26

A new trailer for Pokemon Legends: Arceus shows off a fresh glimpse of the Hisui Region.

Smash Ultimate’s final update is a love story
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  • 2021-10-19 18:06:20

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch releases its final updated adding Sora from Kingdom Hearts and various Mii fighter costumes including the Doom Slayer

Snap is launching a global studio to develop branded AR experiences
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  • 2021-10-19 18:01:49

Snap announced on Tuesday that it’s launching a global creative studio to help brands develop augmented reality (AR) advertising and experiences. The new studio is called ‘Arcadia’ and aims to help companies develop experiences that can be used across web platforms and app-based AR environments. Th…

EPA: Chemicals called PFAS will see more research and new regulations
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  • 2021-10-19 18:00:40

A large class of widely used chemicals is the target of a major EPA initiative.

Sundar Pichai and Rick Osterloh think the Pixel 6 is Google’s breakout phone
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  • 2021-10-19 17:55:01

Google CEO Sundar Pichai and hardware boss Rick Osterloh sit down with Dieter Bohn for an interview about the new Pixel 6 and Google’s hardware efforts. Five years in and with custom silicon: is this the year the Pixel finally takes off?

The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro can make calling customer service less nightmarish
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  • 2021-10-19 17:53:43

The Pixel 6 line features an upgraded Phone app that can tell you how long hold times are before you even call and shares information about which businesses use unlisted numbers.

Republic may build a secondary exchange for digital securities, fueled by $150 million in new funding
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  • 2021-10-19 17:53:17

There’s plenty of frustration in the world of startups over when a digital asset does and does not constitute a security in the eyes of the Securities & Exchange Commission. Where many see regulatory murkiness, the five-year-old, New York-based investing platform Republic sees opportunity…

SEC says GameStop’s stock surge was more than just a simple short squeeze
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  • 2021-10-19 17:39:47

But excessive short interest "likely contributed" to the initial price spike.

With Real Tone, Pixel 6 aims to improve your portraits, whatever your skin tone
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  • 2021-10-19 17:37:07

It makes sense that phone manufacturers are paying extra attention to how faces show up in photos, and the new Pixel 6, announced by Google today, introduces a suite of new AI-powered tools to make humans show up better than ever. The two highlights are Face Unblur — which helps reduce blur o…

Google's Pixel 6 camera smartens up snapshots with AI tools
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  • 2021-10-19 17:36:53

Google’s latest flagship phones have an impressive set of automated, AI-powered tools to help make your photos look better, with smart blurs, object removal, and skin tone exposure. While we’ll have to test them out to see if they work as advertised, they could be useful for everyone fr…

Google's brand new Android 12 operating system launches today
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  • 2021-10-19 17:29:46

With Android 12, the world’s most-used mobile operating system continues its steady march of carving out its unique selling points and finding differentiators from Apple’s iOS. Available for Pixel 3 and beyond, the new OS beefs up some of the strengths in the operating system, while add…

Google introduces Pixel Pass, an all-in-one subscription combining phones and premium services
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  • 2021-10-19 17:23:50

Alongside the launch of the new Google Pixel 6 smartphones, the company also introduced a new way to purchase them: Pixel Pass. This all-in-one subscription service allows consumers to purchase a Pixel phone for a low monthly price, rather than paying for it all upfront. The service is available $4…

Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto joins EA, starts new studio
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  • 2021-10-19 17:16:46

Marcus Lehto, former Bungie creative director and artist behind Master Chief, is now at Electronic Arts as a game director. Lehto will open a new Seattle-based studio to focus on first-person games.

With Tensor, Google bets on its own chip design for the Pixel 6
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  • 2021-10-19 17:12:55

I’m not sure there’s ever been a phone we knew more about before its official launch than Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. But in a world of samey Android phones, Google made some interesting choices, especially with regards to the chips that power it all. For the first time, Goo…

Best Buy's Early Black Friday Gaming Deals - IGN
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  • 2021-10-19 17:04:19

Best Buy has a bunch of early Black Friday deals that are live now. Here are all the best deals for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, and PC.

Hands on: Google Pixel 6 review
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  • 2021-10-19 17:02:58

The wholly-redesigned Pixel 6 is enticing but very unknown

7 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Halloween - IGN
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  • 2021-10-19 17:01:39

From Michael Myers' mask being a transformed mask of Captain James T. Kirk to the film's iconic music only happening thanks to an unimpressed executive, here are seven things you (probably) didn't know about the original Halloween movie.

YouTube plans week-long live shopping event, following tests of livestream shopping with creators
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  • 2021-10-19 17:00:57

YouTube announced earlier this year it would begin pilot testing livestream shopping with a handful of select creators. Now, the company is ready for a larger test of its live shopping platform with plans to host a week-long live shopping event, “YouTube Holiday Stream and Shop,” starti…

Android 12 is now available for Pixel phones
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  • 2021-10-19 17:00:48

Google announced during its October event that Android 12 is now available to download as an over-the-air update for Pixel phones. The software will come to some phones from Samsung, OnePlus, Oppo, and more this year.

The Pixel 6 is official—and it’s $300 cheaper than a comparable Samsung phone
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  • 2021-10-19 17:00:48

The Pixel 6 has a killer price, a new camera, and the Google Tensor SoC.

Google Pixel 6 Pro Hands On - IGN
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  • 2021-10-19 17:00:36

The Google Pixel 6 Pro is shaping up to be the best Android flagship smartphone for a reasonable price, here's what we think about it so far.

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro feature all-new cameras
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  • 2021-10-19 17:00:35

Google is trying to reclaim its smartphone photography crown, and the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro aim to meet that task with new hardware as well as computational software.

The “Google Silicon” team gives us a tour of the Pixel 6’s Tensor SoC
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  • 2021-10-19 17:00:15

Learn more about the Google Tensor from the people that designed it.

Google revamps its smartphone line with the Pixel 6
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  • 2021-10-19 17:00:05

May of 2020 marked the end of an era for the Pixel. Google’s team lost a few key players, as it looked forward toward a transformative future. Understandably so. The Pixel has never been bad a phone (though it’s had some struggles through the years), so much as an unremarkable one. But in an era [&…

Google Officially Announces the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro - IGN
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  • 2021-10-19 17:00:04

During today's fall hardware event, Google officially announced the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, which will release on October 28.

Pixel 6 and 6 Pro: a first look at Google’s shot at a premium Android phone
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  • 2021-10-19 17:00:00

Google has officially announced its new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The new models start at $599 and $899, respectively, and feature new designs, new cameras, and the first-ever Google custom processor. They are available to preorder starting October 19th and will be shipping on October 28th.

Mexico’s fintech success: How tech is driving the population to banking
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  • 2021-10-19 16:59:07

Earlier this month, Citibanamex — Mexico's second-largest bank — announced that it is building new APIs to allow fintech companies real-time access to information like its services and ATM locations.

COVID vaccines for kids 5-11 up for preorder Wednesday ahead of FDA review
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  • 2021-10-19 16:28:02

States will have 3 preorder windows in anticipation of a rollout in early Nov.

Battery life is the new MacBook Pros’ biggest question mark
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  • 2021-10-19 16:22:36

Apple’s new laptops seem truly pro, but battery life estimates can be tough to trust. Will the new, more powerful processors still run lean enough to preserve Apple Silicon’s reputation for all-day battery?

When WhatsApp went down, Brazilian workers’ jobs went with it
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  • 2021-10-19 16:15:31

More than 30 million informal workers in Brazil rely on WhatsApp to book clients — so when the Facebook network went down on October 4, they had nowhere else to turn.

Coal bucks 15-year decline in US with 22% increase as natural gas prices rise
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  • 2021-10-19 16:02:08

Record fossil fuel prices are contributing to inflation across the economy.

New Linux laptop offers RTX 3080 and 144 Hz 17-inch screen
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  • 2021-10-19 15:48:35

Juno's priciest Linux laptop comes as 17-inch RTX 3080 options are limited.

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