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Meta’s failed Giphy deal could end Big Tech’s spending spree

Not so long ago, Meta’s big-money deal to acquire Giphy would have been waved through. Enlarge (credit: Daniel Grizelj | Getty Images) Instagram? Sure! WhatsApp? Go nuts. But don’t mess with GIFs. That’s the strange posi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaDec 4th, 2021

In High-Tech San Francisco, a Pilot Program Tries Guaranteed Incomes for Artists

In 2015 the San Francisco Arts Commission surveyed nearly 600 local artists. "More than 70% of them had either already left San Francisco or were about to be displaced from their work, home or both," reports SFGate.com, adding "The pandemic has only.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Microsoft Released an Out-of-Band Update to Rollback January Patch"s VPN Issues

"Microsoft's first Patch Tuesday for 2022 was a rocky start to the year, giving admins and users numerous headaches to deal with..." reports ZDNet. "The Windows Update on January 11 was intended to address 96 security flaws but also brought a load of.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Sources: AirPods Case Could Soon Wirelessly Charge Your Phone

According to the Nikkei, the incoming AirPods will be powered by a high-tech case that could wirelessly charge itself, your earbuds, and your iPhone. AirPods fans are eagerly waiting for a new model of their favorite premium wireless earbuds next ye.....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextdigitRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

iOS 12 Will Make Your Older iPhone, iPad like New

Apple advises all users to upgrade their devices to the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 12. The tech company claims that the new OS can boost the performance of older iPhones and iPads even if they were first launched in 2013. The.....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextdigitRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Pokémon Go Creator Shatters the Ultimate AR Limitation

Pokemon Go creator Niantic unveiled a new tech that is designed to shatter a strong AR limitation: the inability of computer-generated objects to disappear behind real-world objects. The latest tech was showcased using the company’s record-breaking.....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextdigitRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

The DeanBeat: Interpreting Microsoft’s $68.7B Activision Blizzard deal as a metaverse play

Microsoft's $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard will shake up the game industry and spur even more changes to the status quo. Microsoft's $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard will shake up the game industry and spur even.....»»

Category: topSource:  venturebeatRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Billionaires Bankroll Cell Rejuvenation Tech as the Latest Gambit to Slow Aging

Startups bet that carefully controlled cell reprogramming may lead to age reversal, but hurdles remain -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Intel says it will switch to TSMC’s 2019 chipmaking tech by 2025

It’s no secret that Apple chipmaker TSMC is years ahead of Intel, so it’s almost touching when Intel proudly announces that it expects to switch to TSMC’s 2019 chipmaking tech by 2025 … more… The post Intel says it wi.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

After Wi-Fi 6e comes Wi-Fi 7, promising 40Gbps real-world speeds

At a time when many haven’t yet upgraded to Wi-Fi 6, let alone 6e, tech companies are already making plans for Wi-Fi 7… more… The post After Wi-Fi 6e comes Wi-Fi 7, promising 40Gbps real-world speeds appeared first on 9to5Mac......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Microsoft Buys ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Candy Crush’ Maker For $68.7 Billion

Microsoft is buying the gaming company Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, gaining access to blockbuster games like “Call of Duty” and ”Candy Crush.” The all-cash deal will let Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming system, ac.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Microsoft Buying Activision Blizzard Might Be Good For Gamers, But Bad for Developers

On Tuesday tech giant Microsoft announced its proposed purchase of gaming company Activision Blizzard for nearly $69 billion. The deal would grant Microsoft ownership over globally recognized franchises like Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Candy.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Want espresso? Here are the top Nespresso machines

Coffee is life. If you agree with that statement, we're guessing you need a few cups of the strong stuff to get you going in the morning, and more to keep you going throughout the day. One simple way of doing this without spending a fortune on take.....»»

Category: topSource:  technobuffaloRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Dell Deal Alert: Score an Alienware m15 RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop for $1350

The best price for an RTX 3070 equipped gaming laptopUpdate: The price has dropped another $100 to $1349.99Dell is offering an Alienware m15 R4 Intel Core i7-10870H gaming laptop with RTX 3070 video card for only $1499.99 $1399.99, down from its orig.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Protect your online identity and data with this free VPN

TL;DR: ProtonVPN offers one of the best free services for protecting your online data and identity. A free subscription to ProtonVPN provides access to 24 servers in three countries.Subscribing to a VPN is a big deal. You're signing up to a service t.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Facebook and Instagram are jumping on the NFT bandwagon, report claims

Facebook and Instagram might start letting users create, buy, and sell non-fungible tokens (NFTs), a new report claims. According to the Financial Times, Meta's social media companies are exploring the idea at the moment, however it's still at an ear.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Snag a pack of Lego and get creative with this half-off deal

Save 50%: As of Jan. 20, the 1,500-piece Lego Classic Bricks and Animals set is on sale for just $29 at Walmart. Say hello to your winter hobby.As any fan of Lego Masters knows, the classic colorful bricks are far more than your average toy. Adults a.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Save over $800 on a Dell business laptop, plus more laptop deals as of Jan. 20

UPDATE: Jan. 20, 2022, 1:45 p.m. EST This list has been updated to reflect pricing and availability as of Jan. 20. BEST SAMSUNG DEAL: Samsung Galaxy Book Pro, a nice alternative to the similarly priced MacBook Pro — $779.99 $1,099.99 (save.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

This dashcam makes a great witness — and it"s on sale for 25% off

TL;DR: As of Jan. 21, the Nextbase NBDVR522GW 522GW Dash Cam is $209.99 instead of $279, which is a discount of 25%.There's nothing more obnoxious than having to deal with the "he said, she said" when it comes to what really happened on the road. Ins.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

The best VPNs for unblocking American Netflix from the UK

Everyone loves settling down for a streaming session, right? Lining up all your favourite snacks and drinks, surrounding yourself with cushions and blankets, and then spending hours in front of a screen can be a truly therapeutic experience, but ther.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Amazon"s high-tech clothing store concept: Just turn retail workers into warehouse gophers

From the bitchy shop girls in Pretty Woman to the bitchy shop girls in Legally Blonde, the retail workers tasked with helping you shop for clothes get a bad rap. But even Elle Woods — who knows the value of talking someone out of a truly heinou.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022