PS5 is again in stock at Target

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The PlayStation 5 is Sony’s latest gaming console and just like Microsoft’s Xbox Series X / S it’s in high demand and limited supply. If you are looking to buy a PS5, you have a shot at securing the $500 model with a disc drive right now at…


Steam’s multiplayer game streaming now works with friends without Steam accounts

Image: Valve Steam’s Remote Play Together feature, which lets you stream local multiplayer games with friends over the internet, will no longer require every player to have a Steam account. The new functionality, which is currently in beta, lets Steam users invite a friend to their game with a link, after which they’ll be prompted…


India issues tougher rules for tech firms and streaming services like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Netflix over resolving user complaints and more (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

Manish Singh / TechCrunch: India issues tougher rules for tech firms and streaming services like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Netflix over resolving user complaints and more  —  India announced sweeping rules to regulate social media firms, streaming services, and digital news outlets, joining a handful of other nations … India issues tougher rules for tech…


A handy list of India’s new rules for policing social media and streaming platforms

The Indian government has released guidelines for social media intermediaries such as WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Along with that, it also framed rules for over-the-top (OTT) platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. This code, officially known as the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021, will affect how large tech…


Best audio glasses and sunglasses for 2021 – CNET

Eyewear with built-in audio is proliferating, with Bose and Amazon leading the way. So what are the best audio glasses out there? Best audio glasses and sunglasses for 2021 – CNET Source: CNet


Motorola One 5G Ace review: A good $400 phone, a fantastic $20 one – CNET

A solid 5G phone that costs less than your dinner — if you can get one fast enough. Motorola One 5G Ace review: A good 0 phone, a fantastic one – CNET Source: CNet


Turn An Ender 3 Into A Belt 3D Printer Of Your Very Own

Infinite-bed 3D printers have long been an object of desire in our community, but it has taken a long time for the promise to catch up with the reality in terms of relatively affordable models that live up to expectations. They’re still a little expensive compared to their fixed-bed cousins though, so if you hanker…


Just how big are Elon Musk and Bill Gates’ carbon footprints? You might be surprised

Tesla’s Elon Musk and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos have been vying for the world’s richest person ranking all year after the former’s wealth soared a staggering US$160 billion in 2020, putting him briefly in the top spot. Musk isn’t alone in seeing a significant increase in wealth during a year of pandemic, recession, and death. Altogether,…


Zoom adding automatic closed captioning for all free accounts

Zoom has previously supported AI-generated closed captions for paid accounts. | Image: Zoom Zoom plans to roll out support for automatic closed captioning to free accounts this fall as part of its efforts to make the service more accessible, the company has announced. If you’re a free account holder who needs access to the feature…


What you need to know about ’15-minute cities’ — the future of sustainable urban life

Welcome to SHIFT Basics, a collection of tips, explainers, guides, and advice to keep you up to speed with mobility tech. As the coronavirus pandemic took hold, many of us started working from and spending much more time at home. The situation has made us far more aware of how our neighborhoods are built around…


Edinburgh plans to make its public transit net-zero by 2030 — here’s how

This article was originally published by Christopher Carey on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. Edinburgh City Council has published a ten-year plan…


As private companies erode government’s hold on space travel, NASA looks to open a new frontier

Space enthusiasts, including NASA, see enormous benefit in the shift — a new era of space exploration that will usher in a more capable and efficient space industry. But the changing dynamic also has left NASA with an uncertain role. As private companies erode government’s hold on space travel, NASA looks to open a new…


2021 Ford Explorer King Ranch brings big-horse energy to the Blue Oval's popular crossover – Roadshow

Ford is celebrating 20 years of King Ranch by offering the trim on its popular three-row Explorer SUV for the first time. 2021 Ford Explorer King Ranch brings big-horse energy to the Blue Oval's popular crossover – Roadshow Source: CNet


iPhone 12 Mini drop test: The screen is tough as nails – CNET

The ceramic shield screen on Apple’s new iPhone held up to extreme heights during our drop test, and probably would’ve kept going. iPhone 12 Mini drop test: The screen is tough as nails – CNET Source: CNet


5 reasons to include Clubhouse in your brand strategy — before the hype dies

Is Clubhouse all you hear about recently? The pandemic gave us a new way to communicate, and everybody seems to be crazy into it. To me, Clubhouse feels like LinkedIn mixed with Facebook and Skype without those irritating algorithms. But why did it get so hot so fast? Insider’s Shona Ghosh says “It’s insider-y vibe…


Can Clubhouse Move Fast Without Breaking Things?

The 11-month-old audio social network is compelling. It also has some very grown-up problems. Can Clubhouse Move Fast Without Breaking Things? Source: NY Times Tech


Plus + Plus + Plus = Streaming Name Surplus

An idea that seemed like a real plus when streaming was newer has fallen into cliché. Plus + Plus + Plus = Streaming Name Surplus Source: NY Times Tech


My Year of Grief and Cancellation

What was I trying to accomplish with my anonymous Tumblr? My Year of Grief and Cancellation Source: NY Times Tech


Google TV will include a new ‘Basic’ mode to make your smart TV, dumb

The basic TV option reportedly appears at setup. | Image: Google / 9to5Google Google TV, the search giant’s latest attempt at TV software, will include a new “Basic TV” mode that strips out a TV’s smart features in favor of providing simple access to live TV and HDMI inputs, 9to5Google reports. It’s a potential boon…


NASA’s TESS found 3 exoplanets orbiting a young sun-like star

Roughly 400 light years from Earth, a young star named TOI 451 travels within a river of stars. An international team of astronomers has now found three previously unknown exoplanets orbiting that star. The Pisces-Eridanus stream of stars was only recently discovered — at the end of 2018 — despite stretching across one-third of the…


Netflix for monkeys? Scientists stream on-demand video of worms and art to primates – CNET

No Bridgerton, but white-faced saki monkeys really enjoy watching wriggling worms. Netflix for monkeys? Scientists stream on-demand video of worms and art to primates – CNET Source: CNet


DIY USB-C Touch Monitor Is All Polished Brass

We’ve known for a while that you can buy interface boards to turn old laptop screens into standalone monitors, but complete sets with 4K panels and control boards are also now becoming widely available on sites like eBay and AliExpress, and prices are dropping. These sets are also available with low-profile connectors like micro HDMI…


Microsoft, Accenture tag team to reduce the UK’s carbon footprint

The companies aim to drive change in the utility and energy sector. Microsoft, Accenture tag team to reduce the UK’s carbon footprint Source: ZDNet Microsoft


Beijing joins Hong Kong, Thailand, and the UAE to explore cross-border payments for digital currencies, like the digital yuan (Coco Feng/South China Morning Post)

Coco Feng / South China Morning Post: Beijing joins Hong Kong, Thailand, and the UAE to explore cross-border payments for digital currencies, like the digital yuan  —  The People’s Bank of China is joining the Multiple Central Bank Digital Currency Bridge, a project exploring cross-border payments using distributed ledgers … Beijing joins Hong Kong, Thailand,…


Overcast overhauls its Apple Watch app

A new update to popular podcast player Overcast includes a major overhaul of its Apple Watch app. The Apple Watch support is notable at a time when third-party app development for the platform is not necessarily in a great spot, though the Watch itself continues to grow in popularity. Overcast’s update reorganizes the app UI…