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Flipkart Electronics Sale 2022: Huge Discount Offers On Best High-End Smartphones

Flipkart has announced another new sale named the Electronics Sale 2022, which will run until January 31. You can now purchase your favorite electronics and accessories with up to an 80 percent discount. Besides, Citi Bank users can get a 10

Gizbot 28 Jan 2022 10:50 am

Google to invest up to $1 billion in Indian telecom operator Airtel

Google will invest $700 million in the second largest Indian telecom operator Airtel, the latest in a series of bets the company has made in the worlds second largest internet market as part of a $10 billion commitment to the country. Google said it will invest $700 million to acquire a 1.28% stake in Airtel, []

TechCrunch 28 Jan 2022 10:44 am

Is your Pokmon Legends Arceus order out for delivery yet? Deals, gear, details, and more

Your Pokmon Legends Arceus delivery is likely already (or about to be) on its way so you can jump into the Hisui region as soon as possible today. Pokmon Legends Arceus launch day orders will be arriving at homes across the US at any time now, so you can finally explore the Hisui area of the Sinnoh region like never before. While not all pre-orders of Pokmon Legends Arceus will arrive today, many of them will, especially the digital copies, and it wont be long before you start building out the regions very first Pokdex and lay eyes on the games legendary Arceus Pokmon for the first time on your own display. If you havent yet ordered your copy, youll find the best prices below, along with some of the games themed accessories and more waiting for you. more The post Is your Pokmon Legends Arceus order out for delivery yet? Deals, gear, details, and more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 28 Jan 2022 10:30 am

How To Make Friends And Influence Colleagues, Even When Working From Home

If youre like many people, work leads to some of the most important personal relationships in your life. But are we experiencing the death of the office friendship? And does it matter?

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 10:06 am

Why data privacy and security have become increasingly important for growth in a hybrid world

On Data Privacy Day, we explore why data protection and privacy have emerged as the need of the hour amid increased digitisation.

Your Story 28 Jan 2022 10:03 am

How Chingari is integrating crypto on its short video platform

In a recent conversation with YourStorys Daily Dispatch, Sumit Ghosh, Co-founder and CEO, Chingari, talks about the short video apps latest fundraise and how it plans to weave in crypto into its features.

Your Story 28 Jan 2022 9:55 am

Ruben Santiago-Hudson Seeks A Higher Standard

With two Broadway shows this season, the acclaimed artist is advocating dignity and eschewing nonsense.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 9:12 am

NASA Says Mars Water Likely Flowed A Billion Years Longer Than Previously Thought

Water on Mars is the gift that keeps on giving; once again new data from NASA will likely cause planetary scientists to rewrite the textbooks. Mars water likely flowed as much as a billion years longer than previously thought, NASAs Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) finds.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 8:59 am

Tecno Camon 19 Series To Arrive With Telescopic Macro Lens

Tecno, which is known for launching affordable smartphones launched the Camon 18 series smartphones last year. This series comprises multiple devices including the standard Camon 18, Camon 18P, Camon 18i, and Camon 18 Premier for various markets. Now, early rumors regarding

Gizbot 28 Jan 2022 8:50 am

Amazon Daily Quiz Answers: Win Rs. 15,000 Amazon Pay Balance

Amazon hosts daily quiz contests on its mobile app for its users. It is highly popular among users as it rewards winners with alluring prizes. These daily quiz contests involve a set of five questions and participants can win prizes only

Gizbot 28 Jan 2022 8:28 am

Judge Tosses Out Offshore Oil Leases Signed By Biden Administration

The Biden Administration auctioned off oil and gas drilling rights for nearly 81 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico last year but a judge ruled Thursday the administration failed to adequately consider the sales impact on the climate.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 8:08 am

Kim Jones Creates An Empowering Couture Collection For Fendi

Kim Jones paid homage to the Eternal City in Fendis SS22 Couture collection that was unveiled in the City of Lights today. Its a collection ready for red carpets and film festivals with all the various gowns he created.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 8:05 am

Ahead of Budget Session of Parliament, a Timeline of Everything That Happened Around Indias Crypto Bill

Ahead of the upcoming Budget Session of the Parliament scheduled for February 1, a lot of conjecture around whether the crypto bill will be spoken of has been making the rounds. While we await whats to come, here is a timeline of everything that has transpired around Indias explosive crypto bill so far.

NDTV 28 Jan 2022 8:00 am

Garena Free Fire Redeem Codes For January 28: How To Get Free Upgrades?

Garena Free Fire redeem codes for January 28 are available now, bringing in a fresh dose of rewards, upgrades, and other bonanzas. If you're looking for a way to up your gaming performance and experience, the Free Fire redeem codes of

Gizbot 28 Jan 2022 7:52 am

Evangeline Lilly Is The Latest Celebrity To Rail Against Covid Vaccines Or Mandates

Elon Musk, Sarah Palin and Bill Maher also made headlines this week.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 7:37 am

Tedeschi Trucks Band Drill Down On The Blues As Chicago Residency Returns

Following pandemic-induced hiatus in 2021, Tedeschi Trucks Band resumed their annual winter residency at Chicago Theatre, putting on a blues masterclass last weekend on stage over the course of nearly three hours. Plus the impact of Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour on Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 7:35 am

Indias Moglix valued at $2.5 billion in new funding

Moglix has more than doubled its valuation to about $2.5 billion from $1 billion just eight months ago as the Indian industrial business-to-business marketplace aggressively scales its offerings in many parts of the world. Alpha Wave Global (formerly called Falcon Edge Capital), which led the seven-year-old startups previous funding, has returned alongside Tiger Global to []

TechCrunch 28 Jan 2022 7:35 am

Open innovation is the future 35 quotes of the week on entrepreneurship and leadership

From ideas to networks, witness the memorable journey of entrepreneurs and leaders in these quotes, excerpts and stories!

Your Story 28 Jan 2022 7:35 am

Biologists name new species of branching worm after legendary King Ghidorah

Only two other species of these rare, curious beasts have been discovered to date.

Ars Technica 28 Jan 2022 7:18 am

The first 'Super Pumped' trailer is here to dramatize Uber's reckless ascendance

Uber's rise to prominence might have been difficult to believe even as fiction, had it not been documented at every turn by ever-more concerning reports of overreach. The quasi-legal taxi business (that likely still misclassifies an enormous number of drivers) belied a toxic boys club workplace culture where just about any avenue to get ahead including actively deceiving cops was the norm. We're led to believe some of those things have since changed. Of all that can be said of the company under its original CEO Travis Kalanick, it wasn't short on depravity. Incidentally, that's the sort of thing that tends to make for good TV. Based on the book of the same title by New York Times reporter Mike Isaac, Super Pumped puts Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the shoes of Kalanick, chronicling the taxi-hailing app on its relentless trajectory, towards (and I don't think I'm spoiling anything here) it's widespread success, a vehement public backlash and Kalanick's eventual departure. Kyle Chandler seems poised to play the foil as venture capitalist Bill Gurley, while the trailer also teases an unusual appearance for Uma Thurman as Arianna Huffington. The anthology series, which is set to cover a different business leader each season, is slated to premier this February 27th. So far there's no indication of which companies will be featured after this dramatization of Uber, but there's certainly no shortage of cruel, cutthroat CEOs in the world.

Engadget 28 Jan 2022 7:15 am

This Bengaluru-based Gen Z startup is betting on healthy snack options

Founded in 2019, Bengaluru-based startup TagZ Foods is a Gen Z snack brand that manufactures popped potato chips with 50 percent less fat.

Your Story 28 Jan 2022 7:10 am

This Week In XR: Epic Acquires Rock Band Dev Harmonix, VR Township Expanding, Deep Fakes In The Metaverse

Another legendary game is coming to the Metaverse.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 7:05 am

The Best Valentines Day Jewelry Gifts Theyll Never Want To Take Off

Whether its for your significant other, your mom or someone else entirely, the best jewelry gifts should be thoughtful and heartfelt, without crossing over into cheesy. Here are 15 beautiful pieces of jewelry to gift this Valentine's Day.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 6:44 am

Edtech startups flock to the promise and potential of personalized learning

The rise of remote instruction left many parents freshly aware of (and annoyed by) the shortcomings of Zoom school, but for Letha McLaren, COVID-19 brought an epiphany: the importance of a headset.

TechCrunch 28 Jan 2022 6:39 am

U.S. Takes On Crisis Of Rising Crash Deaths With Bold, Nationwide Strategy

On Thursday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced details of the federal governments first ever national road map for addressing the rise in the death toll on the county's roads.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 6:37 am

The Best Valentines Day Candy, Chocolate And Treats For Your Sweetheart

This Valentine's Day skip the old and reliable shiny box full of heart-shaped chocolates, and instead opt for one of these delicious and unique treats that are sure to impress.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 6:01 am

[Startup Bharat] This B2B aggregator helps FMCG brands increase their rural footprint

Xpand, a Delhi-based LMCE B2B aggregator startup, connects retailers, franchises, and FMCG companies on a single platform to solve their last-mile challenges in rural India.

Your Story 28 Jan 2022 6:00 am

YourStory's Brands of New India Mega Summit is here!

Gain insights into trends, innovations, ecosystem enablers, and more that are fuelling the global expansion of Indian D2C brands at the two-day virtual event on January 28-29, 2022.

Your Story 28 Jan 2022 6:00 am

3 Ways To Best Handle Aggressive People In The Workplace

When you stand up for yourself, youre telling your aggressor that you command respect and wont tolerate their aggressive behavior.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 5:45 am

Omicron-specific vaccine boosters are now in humans as trials begin

The boosters may be ready in March, but what comes next is anyone's guess.

Ars Technica 28 Jan 2022 5:43 am

iOS 15.4 Will Allow Third-Party Apps to Take Full Advantage of iPhone 13 Pro 120Hz ProMotion Displays

After the launch of the iPhone 13 Pro models with 120Hz ProMotion, it became clear that most third-party app animations were limited to 60Hz and were unable to take advantage of the 120Hz maximum refresh rate of the new devices. At the time, Apple said there was a Core Animation bug that would be fixed in a later update. Apple appears to be addressing the Core Animation issue in the iOS 15.4 beta, introducing a change that will see apps automatically offering 120Hz refresh rates for all animations on iPhones that offer ProMotion support for more streamlined usage experience. Apollo developer Christian Selig today said on Twitter that someone at Apple informed him that a fix has been implemented in iOS 15.4, and he was able to confirm the change himself. Yay, got a little message from someone at Apple today that this is fixed in the iOS 15.4 betas and all apps automatically get 120 Hz animations on supported iPhones going forward, and just confirmed myself. (See attached, 1/120 = 8.33 ms) https://t.co/EtZ9zkrM6S pic.twitter.com/04cl8uLb11 Christian Selig (@ChristianSelig) January 27, 2022 With the full 120Hz ProMotion support, there should be no discernible difference between the various animations in an app, and everything should operate as expected. 120Hz refresh rates are designed to provide for a smoother viewing experience for scrolling through content, gaming, and more. Related Roundups: iOS 15 , iPadOS 15 , iPhone 13 Pro Buyer's Guide: iPhone 13 Pro (Neutral) Related Forum: iOS 15 This article, iOS 15.4 Will Allow Third-Party Apps to Take Full Advantage of iPhone 13 Pro 120Hz ProMotion Displays first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 28 Jan 2022 5:36 am

Crossover investors are turning their focus to public stocks, says crossover investor

A lot of public market investors began elbowing their way into the world of venture-backed startups roughly a decade ago, and the ripple effects have been obvious. Think faster funding rounds across the board, higher valuations and venture firms that have raised increasingly bigger funds rather than cede territory to their newer rivals. Of course, []

TechCrunch 28 Jan 2022 5:29 am

Holocaust Survivors Condemn Anti-Vaccine Protesters Use Of Nazi Imagery

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jewish advocacy groups urged anti-vaccine activists to stop using the yellow Star of David and other Holocaust imagery.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 5:27 am

Amazon must pay $2M and end program after price-fixing investigation by Washington AG

Amazon must pay $2.25 million and permanently shut down a previously suspended sales program, following an investigation and lawsuit by the attorney general of Washington alleging it was essentially price fixing. Sold By Amazon basically worked like this. Amazon would contact a third-party seller and they would agree on a minimum price for an item. []

TechCrunch 28 Jan 2022 5:27 am

Small Business Owners Have A Truly Unique Roth Contribution Opportunity!

Small business owners may find themselves in extremely unique situation for maximizing Roth savings especially if you are an owner only business.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 5:27 am

If They Can Ban MAUS, No Work Is Safe: CBLDF Blasts School Censorship Of Award-Winning Graphic Novel

Executive Director of comics' leading anti-censorship group speaks out on the rising tide of hostility against graphic novels that tackle controversial topics in schools.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 5:25 am

SEC Charges Head Of Defunct Whiskey ETF With Fraud

The SEC charged the creator of the defunct Whiskey ETF with defrauding investors in a venture to organize and operate exchange-traded funds in violation of federal securities laws.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 5:20 am

Manchester Uniteds Need For A Defensive Midfielder Goes On

Why Manchester United need a defensive midfielder as soon as possible.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 5:19 am

Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar And Big E Favored To Win 2022 Royal Rumbles

Ronda Rousey, Big E and WWE champion Brock Lesnar have emerged as favorites to win the 2022 Royal Rumble according to Betonline.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 5:08 am

For Startup K4Connect, Connectedness Is More Than TechnicalIts Connecting Aging Adults With Loved Ones And Beyond

The North Carolina-based startup describes itself as a mission-driven technology company that works to make technology accessible (and thus empowering) to older adults and other individuals with disabilities.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 4:57 am

Charter Flights, Covid Tests And Other Logistics Of Getting Team USA To Beijing For Olympics

On Thursday morning, a Delta charter flight departing Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) carried more than 100 members of Team USA to Beijing ahead of the Olympics, which begin with the opening ceremony February 4. The long journey involves multiple Covid tests and no commercial travel.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 4:48 am

This Gucci-Themed Suite May Be The Most Luxurious Hotel Room In London

In celebration of Guccis latest star turn and 2021 centennial, The Savoy has transformed one of Londons most luxurious hotel suites into an inspired homage to the venerable brand.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 4:48 am

IRS Warns Of Inaccuracies In Advance Child Tax Credit Letters

TAdmitting that they expect another chaos-filled filing season, Treasury and the IRS have been encouraging taxpayers who received advance payments of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) to watch for Letter 6419. But what happens when Letter 6419 is inaccurate?

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 4:47 am

Jeopardy Champ Amy Schneider Faces Big Taxes On 40 Wins

It is Ken Jennings who is still the all-time winner, with a whopping 74 wins under his belt.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 4:44 am

Daily Crunch: 4 years after launch, fintech platform Esusu saddles unicorn with $130M Series B

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

TechCrunch 28 Jan 2022 4:42 am

Maingear To Offer PC Builds With Entry-Level NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPUs

Next-gen console performance for a reasonable gaming PC price.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 4:35 am

Moderna begins early-stage trials of mRNA-based HIV vaccine

Moderna has begun early-stage clinical trials of an HIV mRNA vaccine, the company announced this week . On Thursday, it administered the first doses of a shot it co-developed with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative to volunteers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Like the companys COVID-19 vaccine, the new treatment uses messenger RNA to trick the human body into producing proteins that will trigger an immune response. Moderna hopes the shot will induce a specific class of white blood cells known as B-cells, which can then turn into broadly neutralizing antibodies. Those proteins are widely considered to be the goal of HIV vaccination, and this is the first step in that process, according to the company. As part of the trial, Moderna plans to test both a primary vaccine and a booster shot. The Phase 1 trial will involve 56 healthy, HIV-negative adult participants. The company will give 48 of those individuals the mRNA vaccine. Thirty-two of that group will also receive the booster shot. To the final eight involved in the first trial, the company will only administer the booster shot. Moderna says it will then monitor the entire group for six months to gauge the safety of the vaccine. It also plans to examine the immune response the vaccine triggers at the molecular level to determine if its effective. Messenger RNA technology could lead to treatments for a host of deadly diseases, including malaria , but a breakthrough against HIV would be particularly noteworthy. According to statistics from the US government , approximately 1.2 million Americans have the virus, which can lead to the deadly AIDS disease. While outcomes for HIV patients have improved significantly since the 90s thanks to the development of new treatments and medication, no HIV vaccine has successfully passed early clinical trials.

Engadget 28 Jan 2022 4:26 am

Save up to $440 on MSIs Summit E13 Flip Evo or Alienwares x17 R1 RTX 3060 laptops from $999

Amazon is offering the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo Laptop with 4.8GHz i7/16GB/512GB/Iris Xe Graphics for $1,099 shipped . Matched at Newegg where a mail-in rebate can drop the price further to $999 . Down from $1,400, todays deal marks new all-time lows all around and is the first major price drop since it was released. Theres a 13-inch IPS display that fully supports multi-touch for an interactive experience. It also packs Intels 11th Generation Core i7 processor with Iris Xe graphics that offers plenty of performance without sacrificing portability. Plus, with Wi-Fi 6E in tow and a 180-degree hinge, youll be able to use this laptop anywhere and in multiple ways. Head below for more. more The post Save up to $440 on MSIs Summit E13 Flip Evo or Alienwares x17 R1 RTX 3060 laptops from $999 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 28 Jan 2022 4:24 am

Apple Working on 'Cosmetic Scan' Trade-In Tool for iPhone

Apple is developing a new trade-in tool that will be used to scan the iPhone for cosmetic damage, likely with the aim of generating a more accurate trade-in estimate. Code for the feature was discovered in the iOS 15.4 beta by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, and it was also highlighted by 9to5Mac . There's not a lot of detail right now, but in a Diagnostic Services section, there are mentions of a Trade-In Tool and Cosmetic Scan, which will also involve a QR code. New diagnostic Cosmetic Scan. pic.twitter.com/LbFVLxKgTo Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) January 27, 2022 We don't know how it works as of yet, but it may allow an iPhone user to take an image scan of their trade-in device to get a close look at scratches, dings, and other cosmetic damage, with the results sent to Apple. There are no outward-facing signs of this feature available at the current time, but since it's linked to trade-ins, it might be something that we'll see when the iOS 15.4 update is released to the public. Related Roundups: iOS 15 , iPadOS 15 Related Forum: iOS 15 This article, Apple Working on 'Cosmetic Scan' Trade-In Tool for iPhone first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 28 Jan 2022 4:20 am

Governors In These States Want To Give Residents Cash Thanks To Unexpected Budget Surpluses

At least three states will automatically give money from budget surpluses back to taxpayers, with checks of up to $850.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 4:16 am

The Best Skincare Tools To Brighten, Lift And Clear Up Your Complexion In 2022

The latest wave of at-home beauty tech makes everything from microdermabrasian to microneedling more accessible and effective than everand saves you a trip to the dermatologist's office.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 4:15 am

Tony Wards SS22 Couture Collection Is A Nod To The Houses Seventy Year History

Tonys SS22 Couture collection, themed Magnification was unveiled during Haute Couture Week.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 4:06 am

Google Just Increased Parental Leave To 24 WeeksHeres How That Compares To Other Tech Giants

The company also extended paid vacation days from 15 to 20 to support our employees at every stage of their lives.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 4:06 am

HBCU Athlete Shedeur Sanders Is The New Face Of Gatorade

Today, Gatorade signed a promotional deal with Shedeur Sanders, a football player at Jackson State University, located in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the first HBCU athlete to sign with the sports drink provider, allowing them to use his name, image, and likeness.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 4:03 am

Apple brought in a record-breaking $123.9 billion in revenue, despite supply constraints

It's been a great quarter for Apple. The company just dropped its earnings repor t for Q1, 2022 (which for Apple ended December 25, 2021), and it broke revenue records across the board. It also reported a net income of $34.63 billion, with gross margins increasing to approximately 43.8 percent. Not only did quarterly revenue hit an all-time high of $123.9 billion, Apple also brought in more money selling iPhones, Macs and wearables than ever before. This time last year , the company reported a revenue of $111 billion, which itself was a new record at the time. Last quarter, too, it made all kinds of money selling Macs , even without the release of new Macbooks. Apple's revenue from iPhones ($71.6 billion) this year, despite global supply constraints, is a notable jump from last year ($65.6 billion). Driven by the transition to its own M1 silicon chips, Mac revenues were up more than $2 billion compared to the year prior, hitting a record $10.9 billion. Chief financial officer Luca Maestri said on the company's earnings call that the last six quarters were the best six quarters ever for Mac, and that M1-powered devices made up the vast majority of sales thanks to a record number of upgraders. Wearables, Home and Accessories which includes Apple Watch, AirPods and HomePods added another record-breaking $14.7 billion to the revenue sheet. Apple's services also contributed to its overall revenue, with products like TV+ and Fitness+ raking in a total of $19.5 billion an increase of 24 percent from last year. Maestri noted that paid subscriptions continue to increase, with recent developments in Fitness+, Arcade and Apple Music contributing to the growth. But not all products broke records this year. Net sales of iPads brought in $7.2 billion in Q1 2021, which is a 14 percent decrease year-over-year due to very significant supply constraints, Maestri said. Investors will be happy to know that Apple's board of directors have declared a cash dividend of 22 cents per share of common stock, payable on February 10th 2022. With supply chain issues and inflationary pressures impacting every business, Apple's results this quarter are surprisingly strong. CEO Tim Cook said in the Q&A section of the earnings call that the company will have less constraints than we had in the December quarter, which could mean its streak of wins might not be over.

Engadget 28 Jan 2022 3:59 am

Coral skeleton formation rate determines resilience to acidifying oceans

A new study has implications for predicting coral reef survival and developing mitigation strategies against having their bony skeletons weakened by ocean acidification.

ScienceDaily 28 Jan 2022 3:56 am

New study improves understanding of Southern Californias intense winter rains

New research looks to improve prediction of brief but intense rainstorms that can cause devastating flash floods and landslides. Intense rain associated with narrow cold-frontal rainbands may last only a few minutes at a particular location, yet the rain can cause catastrophic flash flooding, debris flows and landslides, and can occur along with tornadoes and severe thunderstorms.

ScienceDaily 28 Jan 2022 3:56 am

How to start streaming on Twitch using OBS

We will guide you through setting up the hardware and software you need to start streaming on Twitch, from PC requirements to streaming software.

USA Today 28 Jan 2022 3:53 am

Google Play is getting an Offers tab to display deals on games and apps

Google Play is introducing a new Offers tab to help users discover deals on games and apps, Google announced on Thursday. The company says the tab will surface deals across travel, shopping, media, fitness and entertainment apps. The new tab is rolling out over the coming weeks to users in the United States, India and []

TechCrunch 28 Jan 2022 3:44 am

Apple Now Has More Than 1.8 Billion Active Devices Worldwide

Apple now has over 1.8 billion active devices worldwide, a new record, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during today's earnings call covering the first fiscal quarter of 2022. Apple's active install base includes iPhone , iPod touch , iPad , Mac, Apple TV , and Apple Watch, and it has grown from 1.5 active billion devices in January 2020 and 1.65 active billion devices in January 2021 . Cook did not break out numbers for individual devices, but last year said that Apple had more than billion active iPhones worldwide. Tags: earnings , AAPL This article, Apple Now Has More Than 1.8 Billion Active Devices Worldwide first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 28 Jan 2022 3:42 am

Apple hits record revenue as iPhone sales defy supply chain shortages

After ditching guidance at the beginning of the pandemic, Apple had plenty of reason to smile as it reported its single-largest quarterly revenue. Even in the face of pandemic uncertainty and supply chain constraints, the hardware giant blew past investor estimates, racking up an 11% growth in sales. Things were rosy overall on the hardware []

TechCrunch 28 Jan 2022 3:40 am

Supplies of Apple Products to Improve in March Quarter

Apple faced significant supply constraints across all devices during the first fiscal quarter of 2022, but product supplies are expected to improve in the March quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook told The Wall Street Journal ahead of today's earnings call. We saw supply constraints across most of our products, Mr. Cook said in an interview Thursday as the company released its results. We're forecasting that we will be less [constrained] in March than we were in the December quarter. Cook said that Apple expects to see year-over-year revenue growth in the March quarter, but he stopped short of providing details about when he thinks the supply chain issues facing the tech industry will ease. We're not projecting that, Mr. Cook said. You need to know a lot of things to be able to make an accurate forecast there, like how are other people's demands in addition to what kind of supply we can squeeze out. Even with the supply issues that Apple faced in the holiday quarter, the company today announced record revenue earnings of $123.9 billion. The iPhone and Mac set all-time quarterly revenue records as did wearables (Apple Watch and AirPods) and Services. Tags: earnings , AAPL This article, Supplies of Apple Products to Improve in March Quarter first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 28 Jan 2022 3:40 am

Start your PC build with ASUS TUF X570-PRO Wi-Fi 6 motherboard at Amazon low of $187

Amazon is offering the ASUS TUF Gaming X570-PRO Wi-Fi 6 AM4 Motherboard for $186.99 shipped . This saves $33 and marks a return to the Amazon low that weve tracked only a few times before. This motherboard will be the perfect centerpiece for your new gaming setup. It works with AMDs AM4 socket that includes both Ryzen 3000 and 5000 processors with PCIe 4.0 support in tow. On top of that, Wi-Fi 6 and 2.5GbE are onboard for networking, HDMI 2.1 support and DisplayPort 1.2 are available for supported processors, and theres ample USB connectivity both on the back and inside the case. Of course, being an X570 motherboard theres plenty of overclocking potential here with an active chipset heatsink, multiple hybrid fan headers, and 12+2 DrMOS power stages. Head below for more. more The post Start your PC build with ASUS TUF X570-PRO Wi-Fi 6 motherboard at Amazon low of $187 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 28 Jan 2022 3:32 am

Apple Reports All-Time Quarterly Revenue Records for iPhone, Mac, Wearables, and Services

Apple today reported its earnings results for the fourth quarter of 2021 , which corresponds with the first quarter of the 2022 fiscal year. Overall, Apple reported revenue of $123.9 billion, which is an all-time quarterly record for the company. On a category-by-category basis, Apple also set all-time quarterly revenue records for the iPhone, Mac, Wearables, and Services: iPhone: $71.6 billion, up from $65.5 billion in the year-ago quarter Mac: $10.8 billion, up from $8.6 billion in the year-ago quarter Wearables, Home, and Accessories: $14.7 billion, up from $12.9 billion in the year-ago quarter Services: $19.5 billion, up from $15.7 billion in the year-ago quarter Wearables, Home, and Accessories includes the Apple Watch, Apple TV, HomePod mini, iPod touch, AirPods, Beats headphones, accessories, and more. Services includes the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, Apple Fitness+, iCloud, and more. iPad revenue was $7.2 billion for the quarter, down from $8.4 billion in the year-ago quarter. Speaking on Apple's earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook said iPad supply was significantly constrained during the quarter. Cook forecasted that the supply constraints for the iPad and other products will begin to improve during the March quarter . This quarter's record results were made possible by our most innovative lineup of products and services ever, said Cook. We are gratified to see the response from customers around the world at a time when staying connected has never been more important. We are doing all we can to help build a better world making progress toward our goal of becoming carbon neutral across our supply chain and products by 2030, and pushing forward with our work in education and racial equity and justice. For more coverage of Apple's earnings results, follow along with our live blog . Tags: earnings , AAPL This article, Apple Reports All-Time Quarterly Revenue Records for iPhone, Mac, Wearables, and Services first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 28 Jan 2022 3:20 am

10 iPhone tricks I use every day, and you will, too

Your phone can do a lot more than you realize, but no one points out the countless hidden settings and features when you buy it.

Fox News 28 Jan 2022 3:17 am

Lets make the teen Tesla hack a teachable moment

EVs are fun. They are superbly connected, constantly updated and offer a great user experience, but they are cars, not mobile phones. Hacking into vehicles endangers driver safety and privacy.

TechCrunch 28 Jan 2022 3:16 am

Modernize your space with this 6-shelf wall mount bookshelf for $150 (Save $30)

Amazon is now offering the Nathan James Theo 6-Shelf Tall Wall Mount Bookcase for $149.99 shipped . Normally priced at $180, youre not only saving $30 with this offer, but also scoring the best deal since the holiday season. If your home is feeling a bit cluttered, think about starting spring cleaning early and organizing your space with this wall mounted bookcase. Not necessarily meant for just books, this shelf can stack any knick-knacks that are cluttering up your coffee table. It offers wide shelves made of reclaimed wood and an industrial metal frame in black that accents well with most wall colors. All this combined with an easy 40-minute assembly makes for a great product all around. more The post Modernize your space with this 6-shelf wall mount bookshelf for $150 (Save $30) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 28 Jan 2022 3:15 am

The Streak Continues: Rental Market Hits 6 Straight Months Of Double-Digit Growth

New data shows national rents grew five times faster in 2021 than in 2020.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 3:08 am

Apple Reports Record 1Q 2022 Results: $34.6B Profit on $123.9B Revenue

Apple today announced financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2022, which corresponds to the fourth calendar quarter of 2021. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $123.9 billion and net quarterly profit of $34.6 billion, or $2.10 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $111.4 billion and net quarterly profit of $28.8 billion, or $1.68 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter . Despite headwinds from chip shortages and other supply chain issues that Apple had previously said would hamper its ability to meet customer demand during the quarter, Apple's revenue and earnings for the quarter were all-time records. Apple's iPhone , Mac, Wearables, and Services segments also recorded all-time highs for revenue. Gross margin for the quarter was 43.8 percent, compared to 39.8 percent in the year-ago quarter. Apple also declared a quarterly dividend payment of $0.22 per share, payable on February 10 to shareholders of record as of February 7. This quarters record results were made possible by our most innovative lineup of products and services ever, said Tim Cook, Apples CEO. We are gratified to see the response from customers around the world at a time when staying connected has never been more important. We are doing all we can to help build a better world making progress toward our goal of becoming carbon neutral across our supply chain and products by 2030, and pushing forward with our work in education and racial equity and justice. As has been the case for well over a year now, Apple is once again not issuing guidance for the current quarter ending in March. Apple will provide live streaming of its fiscal Q1 2022 financial results conference call at 2:00 pm Pacific, and MacRumors will update this story with coverage of the conference call highlights. Conference call recap follows below... 1:37 pm : Apple's share price is currently up over 2% in after-hours trading. 1:40 pm : With $10.85 billion in revenue, Apple's Mac sales broke through the $10 billion mark for the first time ever. Services are also approaching a milestone with a record $19.5 billion in revenue. iPad had $7.25 billion was the only segment to not set an all-time record, which isn't too surprising given a lack of recent updates for the iPad Pro and iPad Air lines. 1:42 pm : Even with the after-hours bump, the share price is still well off the all-time high of earlier in the month when the price touched $182.94. It's currently just above $165. 2:01 pm : The earnings call with analysts is beginning. 2:03 pm : Tim Cook is proud to announce Apple's biggest quarter ever, noting an all-time revenue record up 11 percent from last year and better than expected at the beginning of the quarter. There are more than 1.8 billion active devices, another record. Revenue growth across all product categories except iPad, which was supply constrained. Supply constraints were higher than the prior quarter. 2:04 pm : Tim is expressing gratitude to medical workers and others fighting COVID-19. Tim notes this is the 8th quarter dealing with the COVID pandemic. 2:04 pm : He is now reflecting on the 15th anniversary of Steve Jobs' unveiling of the iPhone earlier this month. 2:05 pm : Each of our major products leads the industry in customer satisfaction in their categories. iPhone set an all-time revenue record, thanks to the strength of the iPhone 13 lineup. 2:05 pm : An all-time revenue record was set for the Mac, thanks to M1-powered devices. M1 Pro and M1 Max is blowing users away with power, performance, and efficiency. 2:05 pm : The iPad continues to be indispensable to millions of teachers, students, artists, creatives, and more. 2:07 pm : Wearables, Homes, and Accessories set an all-time record as well, thanks to the Apple Watch 7 and other devices. Tim is talking about receiving emails from Apple Watch owners who have received heart-related alerts or were able to call 911 from their watch in an emergency. 2:08 pm : Services set an all-time revenue record, performing even better than Apple anticipated. Tim calls the App Store an economic miracle for developers, noting that it's safe for users. $260 billion transferred to developers. 200 award wins for Apple TV+ shows and movies, with 890 nominations. 2:09 pm : Our retail business saw its highest revenue in Apple history, and earned its highest ever customer satisfaction stores. 2:10 pm : Last year, celebrated 10 years of the Employee Giving program. We pledged to match contributions to organizations doing important work at every level. This program has contributed nearly $725 million to charitable organizations. We also celebrated 15 years of Apple's partnership with Project (RED). Raised $270 million for Project (RED). 2:11 pm : We also launched a new partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of America. The initiative will help youngsters learn to code on iPads. Apple is climate-neutral across the company's operations and is working intensely to reach a 2030 goal of carbon neutrality across the supply chain and throughout the lifetime of its products. 2:12 pm : Tim also mentioned the company's work on diversity and its Black History Month recognition, including a new Apple Watch band and a watch face. 2:13 pm : Now Apple CFO Luca Maestri is on to discuss the performance in more detail. The company set records in many geographies. Revenue was $101.4 billion on products, despite significant supply constraints. Grew in each product category except iPad, where supply constraints were particularly pronounced. 2:14 pm : The current installed base of active devices is 1.8 billion devices. Growth was broad-based, with all-time records in each product category and geographic segment (except iPad). $19.5 billion in services revenue, and records across every geographic segment. 43.8% gross margin due to volume leverage and favorable mix, partially offset by higher cost structures. 38.4% product gross margin and 72.4% services gross margin. 2:16 pm : Latest survey shows iPhone customer satisfaction at 98%. Mac saw strong demand for MacBook Pro. The vast majority of Mac sales are from M1-powered devices. Record number of upgraders, and the last 6 quarters have been the best 6 quarters ever for Mac. 2:16 pm : iPad saw very significant supply constraints though customer demand was very strong across all models. Half of customers purchasing an iPad during the quarter were new to the product. 2:17 pm : $14.7 billlion for Wearables, Home, and Accessories, and records in each geographic segment. Apple Watch saw 2/3 of customers new to the product. 2:17 pm : New records for Services, with positive momentum on many fronts. December quarter record for the App Store. 2:18 pm : Increased customer engagement with services. Double-digit growth of paid accounts and hit an all-time high, and paid subscriptions reached 785 million in the quarter, up 165 million in the last 12 months. New content came to Apple TV+, Fitness+, and Apple Arcade . 2:19 pm : M1-powered Macs are the preferred machine for enterprise customers. Shopify is upgrading its entire global workforce to M1 Macs. 2:20 pm : Deloitte Consulting is expanding the Mac Employee Choice program, including the new M1-powered MacBook Pro. 2:21 pm : Cash position: We ended the quarter with $203 billion in cash and marketable securities. Total debt of $123 billion. Net cash of $80 billion. Business continues to generate strong cash flow, and $27 billion was returned to shareholders. $3.7 billion in dividends and $14.4 billion in open market purchases of 93 million Apple shares. 2:21 pm : $6 billion accelerated share repurchase began in November, retiring 30 million shares. 2:23 pm : Apple is not providing revenue guidance once again but is sharing some insights assuming COVID doesn't change too much. The company expects an all-time March company revenue record despite supply constraints. The revenue growth rate will decelerate from December, after explosive March 2021 growth. There was a different iPhone launch last year. FX will be a 3-point headwind vs December quarter growth rate. 2 point affect of FX in the March quarter, while it had a 1 point benefit in December. 2:24 pm : Strong double-digit growth in Services, but decelerated from December quarter. Higher rate of lockdowns last year led to extra use of digital services. OpEx to be between $12.5 billion and $12.7 billion. Tax rate should be around 16%. 2:24 pm : The call is being opened to questions from analysts. 2:25 pm : Q: Your margins have been impressive. On product, it's clearly benefitting from a strong mix. How sustainable do you think these mix trends are? Any thoughts on how Pro and Pro Max mix compared to prior cycles? When you look at gross margin on Services, where within services are you seeing trends and how should investors think about these margins? 2:26 pm : A: In terms of the mix, we don't comment directly on mix, but we saw strong demand across the iPhone 13 family. In fact, we had several of the top-selling models in various markets including the top 5 in the US and Australia, top 4 in Urban China, 3 of top 4 in France and Germany, 4 of top 6 in Japan. Based on external data, it seems to say we are gaining share as well. We feel quite good on the momentum of iPhone. We were constrained during the quarter. 2:28 pm : On the services side, our services business in aggregate is accretive to overall company margin. Services portfolio is very broad and contains businesses with different margin profiles. Due to nature of businesses and also how we account for them (net vs gross). Services gross margin percentage will be influenced by the rate of growth of businesses within the portfolio. We do not guide at product or services level, but the guidance that we provided for the march quarter, 42.5-43.5, very strong compared to recent history. We're very pleased with that. 2:29 pm : Q: Similar components used for iPhone and iPad? Should we see in a recovery in iPad as we see a slowing of iPhone sales? A: In Q1, the December quarter, we said we would have constraints. For March, where we will have less constraints than the December quarter. Commonality between different products, there is some but generally the challenge is on legacy nodes and these legacy nodes are by supplier. It's much more focused on the supplier than anything else versus us behind the curtain finding a place to take it. There is some of that, but largely we take it where the shortages are. 2:30 pm : Q: Any guidance on iPad and where it should go? A: Very significant constraint in December, very much on legacy nodes. Virtually all of the problem was in that area. Overall, we're not guiding constraint by product level, but overall we do see an improvement in the March quarter in terms of constraints going down versus December. 2:33 pm : Q: Can you talk about Mac business? Up about 50% from calendar 2019, almost $11 billion and still working through M1 transition. Where do you see opportunity to gain share? Target markets to grow this? A: Mac set an all-time revenue record at $10.9 billion, up 25 percent. The last 6 quarters have been the top 6 revenue quarters of all time. Further very good about this, we set all-time revenue records in Americas, Europe, and Asia Pac, and December quarter record in Greater China. It's not narrowed to a particular geographic area that we're doing well in. It's almost across the board. The response is very much because of M1, and we got even more response with MacBook Pro that we launched during Q1. The upgraders (record number in December) and also markets like China, 6/10 sales are people new to the Mac. Upgraders and Switchers. Customer sat is off the charts. What I see this as is, a product that will be very successful in a number of different markets from education to business to creative, and in all geographies. We aren't limiting ourselves. 2:34 pm : Q: Services outperformed expectations. What trends are you seeing that are driving the extra revenue? A: It was great on all fronts, December quarter records in every geography. Records for cloud, video, music, payments, App Store. Better than we were expecting at the beginning of the quarter. Overperformance was spread around the world and around services categories. The installed base is growing, we continue to have more engagement from customers on our services. Paid subscriptions is a phenomenal story, 785 million paid subs with 165 million increased in last 12 months. All these things combined are really powering the business. 2:36 pm : Q: As it relates to disruption you've seen on the component side for manufacturing, are you rethinking your broader supply chain strategy or manufacturing footprint on the back of the disruptions or are you happy with the overall geographic exposure that you see in the supply chain today? A: If you step back and look at how we've done, our largest issue by far has been the chip shortage that is industry-wide and on these legacy nodes. I think our supply chain actually does very good considering the shortages because it's a fast-moving supply chain, the cycle times are very short, there's little distance between a chip being fabricated and packaged and a product going out of the factory. I don't see that it makes a fundamental change in the supply chain. 2:37 pm : Q: How are you thinking about the metaverse opportunity and APple's role in that market? A: That's a big question. We're a company in a business of innovation. We're always exploring new and emerging technologies and this area is very interesting to us. We have 14,000 ARKit apps on the App Store, incredible AR experiences for millions of people today. We see a lot of potential in this space and are investing accordingly. 2:39 pm : Q: Any idea how much revenue was left on the table in December and how does that shake out in March? A: In terms of December to March, it's hard to estimate with great precision but we said it would be more than September quarter for last quarter, and March will be less than December quarter. That's the verbiage that we placed around it. Yes, it is still challenging, but for us, we pride ourselves on getting products to customers who really want them and do that on a fast basis and it's frustrating that we can't always do that at the speed that we would like. However, March is better than December and there's some encouraging signs there. We aren't predicting overall because of the number of variables that go into such a prediction. 2:41 pm : Q: Visibility around the product roadmap. $23 billion in R&D in 2021, without telling us the roadmap, how do you think about where to focus R&D resources and how much should we think about spend on evolutions of products out there versus new offerings? A: We have a little different model, we try to announce things when they're ready or close to ready and try to maintain an element of surprise. Hopefully that explains our roadmap and that has proven successful for us and other people can do it differently. We're going to continue to do that. In terms of deciding where to invest in, we look at areas that are at the intersection of hardware, software, and services. We think that's where the magic really happens and it brings out the best in Apple. There are areas that have more than piqued our interest and you can tell over time that we've ramped our R&D spend even more than we were before. There's quite a bit of investment going into things that are not on the market at this point, as there always are. 2:43 pm : Q: Can we get perspective on China and the macro climate and how that pertains to business. We heard concerns that current policies might have caused a pause in smartphone inventory and local vendors elevated into Chinese New Year. Sell-in vs sell-through in that market? A: I can only comment for us, our sales grew 21% there in the last quarter and we're very proud of that. I'll stay away and let other people be the economists and make the macro determinations, but what we're seeing there was super impressive with all-time revenue records and a record number of upgraders and strong double-digit growth in switchers on iPhone. We had the top 4 selling phones in Urban China, there's a lot of good there and I would remind you that iPhone was constrained in the quarter. I'm not sure where the statements are coming around about inventory and I can't comment about how other people have more or not. 2:44 pm : Q: On supply chain you've been managing it very well and gross margins have grown relatively well across products and services. Can you shed light on costs attributed to supply chain that might abate later? A: We're seeing inflation and it's factored into gross margin and OpEx that Luca reviewed. Logistics as I mentioned previously is very elevated in terms of cost of moving things around. I would hope that at least a portion of that is transitory but the world has changed so we'll see. 2:46 pm : Q: On Apple TV+, other players have talked about slowing subscriber growth as we move through the pandemic. Can you talk about that? A: We don't give out subscriber numbers for Apple TV+, what we do do is give out a subscriber number for our subscription numbers that we have. We ended at 785 million, incredibly pleased with that. Huge growth on year over year. Accounts both Apple-branded and third-party, in terms of how we're doing, we've been honored with 200 wins and 890 nominations, doing exactly like we wanted to with giving storytellers a place to tell original stories and we feel really good with where we are competitively and the position of the product. 2:47 pm : Q: Any customer segments you aren't tapping into currently? A: Putting aside anything on our roadmap, we wouldn't talk about, I think Apple Card has a great runway ahead of it. It was rated the number-one midsize credit card in customer sat by JD Power. It's fast-becoming people's main credit card for many people. The growth of Apple Pay has been stunning. There's still a lot more there to go, and a lot of cash in the environment. I think that both of these and whatever else we might do have a great future ahead. 2:49 pm : Q: If you can speak to the March quarter in terms of seasonality and performance, because of the later launch of the phone some of that came into the March quarter, should we interpret, because supply constraints are easing somewhat into the quarter, should we see similar March quarter getting better than seasonal performance? A: We talked about it on a year-over-year basis because that's how most people look at it, we expect a record for March quarter, solid growth on a year-over-year basis. We still expect significant supply constraints but less than what we saw in December. You can do the math around sequential, but given where we are in the environment, the difficult compare on iPhone and on Services, we're very happy with the way we're guiding and the way the business is going right now. 2:51 pm : Q: Product and 5G upgrade cycle, a point in time where the view from some that iPhone was ex-growth and that's been proven wrong. The level of confidence that iPhone continues to grow in the future and the avenues for that growth? A: iPhone has become an integral part of so many people's lives, now more than ever. Active install base continues to grow and is now at an all-time high. During December, as we had mentioned, we had a record number of upgraders and switchers grew strong double-digit which speaks to the strength of the product. 98% customer sat. Doing well throughout geogrpahies. Some of the geos that we track and how many units we have on top-selling model charts. Even though this is the second product announcement that has 5G in it, we're still in the early innings of 5G. If you look at the install base and how many people are on 5G vs not, we don't release those numbers but you can do some math and estimate those. We have an optimistic view on iPhone long term. 2:54 pm : Q: Relationship between iOS install base and the subsequent performance you see in services or paid subs? How do you look at existing services business in terms of the growth you get in terms of customers who are already subscribers vs net new or green field subscribers? A: 785 million subs, relative to the total number of products offered and the customers they're offered too, there's still a lot of room to grow there. The way that I look at it, there's a lot more green field in front of us. On services engagement and how we think about customers, obviously it's important for us that customers are engaged on our services platforms and the ones that we have, we know that the more engaged they are, the more likely they are to stay with Apple for the long term. We track all those metrics and they're very important for us. We improve the quality and quantity of our offerings, and we've launched a lot of new services. We care about new customers as well, and that's why we keep track of the install base and a lot of other metrics. We care about upgraders and switchers with products, and it's a combination of the two, put it together and it provides a level of growth from the services business. $72 billion of revenue on services, the size of a Fortune 50 company. Couldn't happen without contributions from both existing and new customers. 2:56 pm : Q: Content tends to be socially responsible and healthy, is this a constraint for Apple to purchase studios or shows when they come up, or has it been financial? A: We don't make financial decisions on content, we try to find great content that has a reason for being. We love Ted Lasso and the other shows that have a reason for existing and have a good message and may make people feel better at the end of it. I don't think we've narrowed our universe of things we're selecting from. There's plenty to pick from out there, and I think we're doing a pretty good job of it as we speak. 2:58 pm : Q: Do you see a situation where Apple plays a more active role in health, or people require a watch to be worn for critical monitoring? How do you think about Watch in that context? A: No days go by without someone telling me about a health alert, whether cardiovascular, or a lot of people have told me they fell and knocked unconscious and the watch responded for them to emergency contacts and emergency personnel. There's a lot that we're doing today, and my sense has always been that there's more here. We continue to pull the string and see where it takes us. We're really satisfied with how we're doing in this area. We are fundamentally changing people's lives and in some cases saving people's lives, so it's an area of great interest. 2:58 pm : The call has completed. Tag: earnings This article, Apple Reports Record 1Q 2022 Results: $34.6B Profit on $123.9B Revenue first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 28 Jan 2022 3:07 am

Latest Apple OS betas deliver Face ID with a mask and Universal Control

Apple just dropped a bunch of new OS betas, bringing a pair of long-awaited features. IOS Beta 15.4 delivers the ability to unlock your phone with Face ID while wearing a mask (really upper-Face ID, if were going to be pendantic about it), while versions beta 15.4 of iPadOS and MacOS 12.3 deliver the delayed []

TechCrunch 28 Jan 2022 3:04 am

Obamacare Provider Oscar Health Says Revenue To Top $6 Billion On Record Enrollment

Oscar Health said its 2022 enrollment will top one million members and the company will reap more than $6.1 billion in premium revenue.

Forbes 28 Jan 2022 3:03 am

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Personal Library Sells For $2.3 Million, Exceeding 'Wildest Dreams' Of Auctioneers

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Forbes 28 Jan 2022 3:02 am

Its A Busy Day For Battle.net: Players Having Issues Logging Into Call Of Duty And Other Games

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Forbes 28 Jan 2022 3:00 am

White House Says Republicans Have Obliterated Their Own Credibility By Attacking Bidens Still Unnamed Supreme Court Nominee

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Forbes 28 Jan 2022 2:58 am

Democratic lawmakers press crypto mining companies over energy consumption concerns

A group of Democratic lawmakers led by Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachuttes has asked six crypto mining companies, including Riot Blockchain, to answer questions about the impact of their operations on the environment and cost of electricity in the US. In separate letters to the chief executives of each firm, the group asks the companies to detail how much electricity they consume, their scaling plans and any agreements they have in place with local utility companies. They have until February 10th to reply. Lawmakers say theyre concerned about what a dramatic increase in domestic cryptocurrency mining has meant for the environment and consumers. Specifically, they cite a 2021 study from the University of California, Berkeley that estimated crypto mining in upstate New York raised annual electricity bills by approximately $165 million for small businesses and $79 million for consumers, with little or no local economic benefit. They also point to the fact that energy consumption related to Bitcoin mining tripled between 2019 and 2021. The extraordinarily high energy usage and carbon emissions associated with Bitcoin mining could undermine our hard work to tackle the climate crisis not to mention the harmful impacts crypto mining has on local environments and electricity prices, Senator Warren said. We need more information on the operations of these crypto mining companies to understand the full scope of the consequences for our environment and local communities. The group stops short of suggesting regulatory action could be on the horizon for the industry, but clearly the effect of cryptocurrency on other parts of the economy is something lawmakers are thinking about. On January 20th, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing titled Cleaning up Cryptocurrency: The Energy Impacts of Blockchains . Whats more, US lawmakers have taken a more board interest in cryptocurrencies in recent months. That was on display in December when the Senate held a hearing on Stablecoins .

Engadget 28 Jan 2022 2:54 am

The Best Deals To Shop Right Now: Ilia Makeup, Sony Headphones And More

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Forbes 28 Jan 2022 2:53 am

iOS 15.4's Face ID With a Mask Feature Requires iPhone 12 or Newer

In today's iOS 15.4 beta that's available to developers, Apple added a useful new feature that changes the way Face ID works. There's now a Face ID with a Mask option that allows the iPhone to be unlocked when you're wearing a mask, but you need to have an iPhone 12 or newer. Right now, an iPhone can be unlocked with a mask if you have an Apple Watch for authentication to add an extra layer of security, but the new option removes the need for an Apple Watch. Face ID with a Mask works by recognizing the area around the eye when a mask is worn, which is less secure but more convenient. Unfortunately, Face ID with a Mask is limited to some of Apple's newest iPhones, even though Face ID has been available since 2017 with the launch of the iPhone X. As noted on our forums , Face ID with a Mask is only an option on the iPhone 12 and later, so you'll need an iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max or an iPhone 13 , 13 mini, 13 Pro, or 13 Pro Max. If you have an iPhone 11 or earlier, you will not see the Face ID with a Mask setup screen when updating to iOS 15.4, nor will you have the option to toggle it on in the Settings app. It is not clear why Apple has limited Face ID with a Mask to the iPhone 12 and newer, but there may be some differences in Face ID hardware over the years that allow it to work for some devices and not others in terms of reasonable security. It's also possible that Apple will expand Face ID with a Mask to older iPhones in future betas. Related Roundups: iOS 15 , iPadOS 15 Related Forum: iOS 15 This article, iOS 15.4's Face ID With a Mask Feature Requires iPhone 12 or Newer first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 28 Jan 2022 2:52 am

The Feds Plan to Reduce Roadway DeathsWith Smarter Road Design

The US Department of Transportation wants to shift the focus from the actions of individual drivers to the role of street layouts and local policies.

Wired 28 Jan 2022 2:43 am

Illinois Tool Works Becomes Oversold

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Forbes 28 Jan 2022 2:39 am

LifeStraws 18-cup water dispenser filters out over 30 contaminates at $48 (First sale, Reg. $60)

Amazon is offering the LifeStraw Home 18-cup Water Filter Dispenser for $47.96 shipped . Down from $60, todays deal marks the first discount that weve tracked for this model, which also means its a new all-time low. Designed to filter out over 30 contaminates that include bacteria, microplastics, lead, mercury, PFAs, chlorine, and more, this dispenser has the ability to purify up to 264 gallons on a single membrane microfilter. However, the activated carbon + iro exchange filter will need to be changed out every 40 gallons. LifeStraw claims that the membrane microfilter will last up to a year and the activated carbon will go for around two months before needing to be replaced. Head below for more. more The post LifeStraws 18-cup water dispenser filters out over 30 contaminates at $48 (First sale, Reg. $60) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 28 Jan 2022 2:32 am

Flying Car Yes! Riding Bike No!

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Forbes 28 Jan 2022 2:30 am

Social media scammers stole at least $770 million in 2021

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Engadget 28 Jan 2022 2:30 am

Atlassian acquires Percept.AI

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TechCrunch 28 Jan 2022 2:30 am

Coast Guard Will Call Off Search For Over 30 People From Capsized Boat Off Florida

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Forbes 28 Jan 2022 2:30 am

Jordan Peterson On Joe Rogans Podcast Echoes The Lunacy Of Netflixs Dont Look Up

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Forbes 28 Jan 2022 2:26 am

Grab Zaggs Pro Wireless Keyboard for your 11-inch iPad Pro at $84 (Save $26)

Amazon is now offering the ZAGG Pro Keys Wireless Keyboard and Detachable Case for the Apple iPad 11-inch for $84.15 shipped . Normally priced at $110, youre not only saving $26 with this deal, but youre also getting the best offer since the holidays. Quickly and easily transform your tablet into a portable workstation with this wireless keyboard. The keyboard and case easily detach and come with an Apple pencil holder for convenience in any environment. Not to mention, the keyboard can pair to multiple devices at the same time, and with a quick switch you can change between the two when needed. The keys themselves are laptop style with 2m of drop protection, backlighting, and corner bumpers for a seamless transition from your go-to laptop or computer. more The post Grab Zaggs Pro Wireless Keyboard for your 11-inch iPad Pro at $84 (Save $26) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 28 Jan 2022 2:25 am

TikTok is confronting Holocaust misinformation, but antisemitism persists

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TechCrunch 28 Jan 2022 2:23 am

Franchise History Suggests Pittsburgh Steelers Face Difficult Task In Replacing Ben Roethlisberger

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Forbes 28 Jan 2022 2:23 am

Apple iOS 15.3 Release: Should You Upgrade?

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Forbes 28 Jan 2022 2:22 am

Didnt score the Xbox Mini Fridge? This Frigidaire retro might do the trick at $20 (47% off)

Walmart is now offering the Frigidaire Portable Retro Mini Personal Beverage Refrigerator for $20 with free shipping in orders over $35 or with a Walmart+ membership ( free trial ). Regularly $38 with similar models fetching $33 at Amazon, this is up to 47% off the going rate and the lowest price we can find. While it certainly isnt that Xbox mini fridge everybody went wild for, it is a nice miniature option for the game room or home theater with classic retro stylings. Its large enough to house six cans with a locking latch and can be powered by eithera typical home outlet or the included 12V car adapter. Rated 4+ stars from over 1,500 Walmart customers. more The post Didnt score the Xbox Mini Fridge? This Frigidaire retro might do the trick at $20 (47% off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

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