GoPro says the chip shortage won’t affect holiday sales

GoPro says the global chip and other supply chain shortages won’t affect its holiday sales this year, meaning the action camera company is poised to finish one of its best years in recent memory in strong fashion. “Despite supply chain... Read more

Merry Cringemas, here is a bad trailer for a worse movie about Nintendo

Warner Bros. may be putting a solid contender in the annual competition for the worst Christmas movie if the official trailer for 8-Bit Christmas is anything to go by. Picture the kid from Jingle All The Way having to embark... Read more

The best iPhone gaming controller now works with Android phones — but you’ll need a cable

Last year, a small company called Backbone Labs released arguably the best iPhone gaming controller on the market right now, the Backbone One. Starting Thursday, you’ll be able to use that controller with many more devices — including Android phones... Read more

Elden Ring debuts 15 minutes of new gameplay

Elden Ring, the newest Souls game from FromSoftware, was featured in a livestream event showing off 15 minutes of new footage — the biggest chunk of gameplay we’ve seen yet. The preview debuted some exciting, never-before-seen features like item crafting... Read more

The best wireless earbuds to buy right now

It’s hard to buy a bad pair of wireless earbuds these days. The market has come a long way since the early era of true wireless earbuds when we had to deal with mediocre sound quality and unreliable performance, all... Read more

League of Legends’ Jinx is coming to Fortnite to promote a Netflix show

One of the biggest games in the world is getting a character from one of the other biggest games in the world. League of Legends’ Jinx, a star of the upcoming Netflix series Arcane, is the latest gaming character to... Read more

Verizon and AT&T delay crucial 5G expansion over aircraft interference concerns

Verizon and AT&T are delaying the rollout of their wider 5G networks after the Federal Aviation Administration warned that the new wireless technology could interfere with the safety systems of some aircraft, The Wall Street Journal reports. The two companies... Read more

Square is letting the teens use Cash App

Square has announced that people over 13 years old can use Cash App to deposit and spend money or send it to friends. The app was previously only available to people aged 18 or older, and while minors will have... Read more

Alphabet is launching a company that uses AI for drug discovery

A new Alphabet company will use artificial intelligence methods for drug discovery, Google’s parent company announced Thursday. It’ll build off of the work done by DeepMind, another Alphabet subsidiary that has done groundbreaking work using AI to predict the structure... Read more

Microsoft warns Windows 11 features are failing due to its expired certificate

Microsoft has started warning Windows 11 users that certain features in the operating system are failing to load due to an expired certificate. The certificate expired on October 31st, and Microsoft warns that some Windows 11 users aren’t able to... Read more

Twelve South’s new Apple Watch sweatband doesn’t work with every watch

One of the defining features of the Apple Watch is the vast number of bands you can buy to make it fit your needs and style. That can be particularly useful for workouts. You might not want to wear a... Read more

Blue Origin loses lawsuit against federal government over NASA’s human lunar lander contracts

Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight venture Blue Origin has lost out on its lawsuit against NASA over a contract to build the space agency’s next human lunar lander. The judgement puts an end to Blue Origin’s monthslong quest to receive government funding... Read more

Amazon Flex drivers will start getting checks for $60 million in withheld tips

The Federal Trade Commission will send out more than $60 million to drivers for Amazon’s Flex program, representing tip money that the commission says was illegally withheld. According to the official announcement, the FTC is preparing 139,501 checks and 1,621... Read more

Surprise! Facebook’s climate denial problem got worse this year

As world leaders scramble to forge global agreements in Glasgow this month in a last-ditch effort to avert the worst of the climate crisis, there’s a threat to meaningful climate action lurking on social media. Climate denial on Facebook has... Read more

League of Legends and Valorant are now available in the Epic Games Store

Riot Games’ League of Legends, Valorant, Teamfight Tactics, and Legends of Runeterra are now available to download from the Epic Games Store, the two companies announced Thursday. They’re free to download and play, just like they are from Riot. When... Read more

DoorDash adds in-app safety features, but couriers need more protection

DoorDash is adding a set of tools for its delivery workers called “SafeDash,” which includes a way to contact an agent from the ADT security company or to call 911 through ADT. The company is first launching the tool in... Read more

How to create a signature for PDF documents on an Android phone

Sometimes there’s no way around it — you’ve got to use an app. If you need to sign a PDF document from your Android phone, that’s simply how you’ve got to go — unlike iOS, which lets you create a... Read more

Apple reportedly will start phasing out mask requirements for US retail store customers

Apple is reportedly planning to begin ending mask requirements for customers at some of its US retail stores as early as Friday (via Bloomberg). The company told employees about the change in an internal memo on Thursday, Bloomberg reported, saying... Read more

Pictured: Fireball hits Earth’s atmosphere, bringing spectacular Northern Lights to southern England

Luke Farley, an amateur astronomer, captured the natural light phenomenon above Raddon Hill, near Crediton, in Devon. The aurora borealis hunter has travelled far and wide following the Northern Lights, and talked of his glee at seeing them on his... Read more

Holidaymakers face travel restrictions without Covid booster jabs

Holidaymakers face travel restrictions if they have not had booster Covid jabs. Austria and Israel have become the first two countries to impose time limits on the validity of vaccinations – unless travellers have boosted their immunity with follow-up jabs.... Read more

Kathleen Stock: Trans row professor ‘forced out’ by Tweets

Prof Phipps was a professor of gender studies at Sussex University, and has recently taken up a post as professor of sociology at Newcastle University.  Now, it has emerged that she posted a series of tweets suggesting that “gender critical... Read more

Cop26 coal deal falters as quarter of nations fail to commit to key pledge

Sources from the UK side said they wanted to give countries the opportunity to sign up to as many of the pledges as they preferred, in order to get more nations on board. Asked why the US had declined to... Read more

Vivendi pushes for bigger role in Telecom Italia in challenge to CEO – sources

Vivendi disappointed by TIM performance, strategy – sources French firm wants “cooperative relationship” with govt TIM board meeting called on Nov. 11 at Vivendi’s behest Future of fixed assets at core of discussions MILAN, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Telecom Italia’s... Read more

EXCLUSIVE Canada would respond to U.S. tax credits for American built EVs -minister

Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is seen at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beirut, Lebanon August 27, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir OTTAWA, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Canada would respond “appropriately” to proposed U.S. electric vehicle tax credits for American-built vehicles,... Read more

Hertz in talks with Tesla for EV delivery timeline – WSJ

The logo of car rental company Hertz is seen at a branch office in Zurich, Switzerland November 17, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo Nov 4 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and Hertz Global Holdings Inc (HTZZ.PK) are working out how quickly... Read more