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This Week in Apps: Facebook Gaming skips iOS, TikTok goes shopping, Apple One bundles arrive [TechCrunch] Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consume…
Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $502.8 million in patent trial [The Verge] A jury in Texas has ruled that Apple has to pay VirnetX $502.8 million in royalties for VPN on Demand, a feature that lets iOS users access a VPN connection. The two companies have been involved in a legal battle for ten years, with VirnetX— sometimes referre…
This email marketing tool could turn all your campaigns into gold [The Next Web] TLDR: QuickEmailVerification cleans your entire email list, weeding out old, outdated, or incorrect addresses for top deliverability and results on all your marketing campaigns. There’s ...
A Swiss cheese approach to pandemic safety [The Verge] The Swiss cheese model has been around for decades, but its recently gotten new life during the coronavirus pandemic as a way of visualizing a layered approach to infection control.
Neck-Deep in Stress? Try This Heated Massager [Wired] TruMedic’s latest massager contains two sets of rotating balls that simulate the kneading motion of human hands.
Sean Connery, star of the James Bond films, dies at 90 [The Verge] Sean Connery, the Scottish actor who brought James Bond to the silver screen as part of a four-decade career, has died at 90. Connery played Ian Fleming’s 007 spy in seven films, starting with Dr. No in 1962.
Equity shot: Boo! It's the Halloween earnings special! [TechCrunch] Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. As promised, the whole gang is back, this time to chew on the biggest, baddest, worstest, and most troubling ea…
League of Legends spinoff Ruined King will launch on consoles in ‘early 2021’ [The Verge] Riot Forge’s first League of Legends spinoff, Ruined King, has gotten an early 2021 release date for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The turn-based RPG is a single-player title and marks the console debut of the franchise.
Best Buy’s three-day sale on OLED TVs, headphones, and more ends Saturday [The Verge] This weekend you can save on Vizio and LG OLED TVs that are next-gen-ready, along with Sony’s flagship WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling headphones. Amazon is also discounting several of its Echo and Fire TV products.
A new way to plug a human brain into a computer: Via veins [Ars Technica] Electrodes threaded through blood vessels let people control gadgets with their minds.
The tech antitrust problem no one is talking about [Ars Technica] Americans pay more for broadband, have fewer choices than consumers in other countries.
RIP Google Play Music, Gone Too Soon [Wired] The company's music service, which was born in 2011 and shut down last week, shall live forever in our hearts.
The Wisconsin GOP Lost $2.3 Million in an Email Scam [Wired] Trump's website gets hacked, a ransomware group calls it quits, and more of the week's top security news.
Is It Better to Plant Trees or Let Forests Regrow Naturally? [Wired] Nations are pledging to plant billions of trees. But a new study shows that we've underestimated the power of natural forest regrowth to fight climate change.
17 Tips to Survive 'Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout' [Wired] This battle royale is insane. Here are some basics and tricks to outlast your 59 opponents and be the last bean standing.
As Cars Get Smarter, Massachusetts Voters May Shape Their Future [Wired] Question 1 would amend the state's right-to-repair law and expand access to car data. But big automakers are pushing back.
A Guide to Safely Holiday Road-Tripping Through a Pandemic [Wired] Any necessary travel this year takes an extra level of preparation. Here’s how to think it through.
21 Great Headphones Deals This Weekend: Noise Canceling, Wireless, Workout Buds, and More [Wired] From the exceptional Sony WH-1000XM4 to the attractive Master & Dynamic MW65, there are discounts on cans for all your needs right now.
Prince Harry's Royal Family Reconciling Won't Happen - And Here's Why [Crypto Coins News] Many don't see any way back for Prince Harry and Prince William. I think there's one thing has to happen before the brothers reunite.
Ryan Phillippe Shaded Ellen DeGeneres And I'm Here For All Of It [Crypto Coins News] Ryan Phillippe is one of the first A-listers to directly shade Ellen DeGeneres since her scandal broke. We have no choice but to stan a king.