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French Demonstrators Converge on Paris, Inspired by Canadian Trucker Protests

Oct 7, 2022

Europe | Inspired by Canadian protests, thousands of French demonstrators converge on Paris. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/11/world/europe/vaccine-mandate-protests-paris.html Video transcript transcript Thousands Join Convoy to Paris to Protest France’s Covid Measures Inspired by trucker-led protests in Canada, French demonstrators set out from cities across the country in thousands of vehicles to oppose virus restrictions. [cars honking] Because of the tru ...read more

Italy vs England live stream: how to watch Six Nations 2022 online from anywhere

Oct 7, 2022

Home News Software (Image credit: David Rogers/Getty Images) After a losing start, it's time for England to get off the mark, and all eyes will be on Eddie Jones' handling of Marcus Smith after a strange substitution that didn't pay off. Italy were no pushovers in their opener, so read on as our guide explains how to watch an Italy vs England live stream for the 2022 Six Nations from anywhere in the world and what TV channel - including free-to-air coverage in ...read more

Soon, iPhones will process contactless payments without extra hardware

Oct 7, 2022

Point-of-sale — The iPhone NFC feature will reach developers, vendors, and customers this year. Samuel Axon - 2/8/2022, 8:28 PM Enlarge / The iPhone XS, the oldest iPhone that will support Tap to Pay on iPhone. Samuel Axon Today, Apple announced a limited new feature coming to iOS. With "Tap to Pay on iPhone," merchants and vendors will be able to accept contactless payments from customers at point-of-sale using just an app on the iPhone. No additional hardware will be neces ...read more

Samsung pauses some Galaxy Tab S8 preorders due to 'overwhelming demand'

Oct 7, 2022

The early indications are that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 tablet series is proving very popular with consumers: preorders on the standard Galaxy Tab S8 and the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra are now paused in the US while Samsung takes a breather. XDA Developers spotted the development and got a comment from Samsung, revealing that the preorder pause is down to "overwhelming demand" during the first 48 hours that the tablets were available to order in advance. "We are thrilled by the consumer response to ...read more

So nice they killed it twice: Google+’s business pivot is dead

Oct 7, 2022

Was there any plan here at all? — Who remembered that "Google Currents" was still available for businesses? Anybody? Ron Amadeo - 2/10/2022, 10:11 PM Release YouTube, you beast! Here's the new Currents logo. This looks a lot like Google+. Google Make posts about work! Google Hashtags work, too. Google Google+ is dead—again! The consumer version of Google+ may have shut down in April 2019, but Google kept the s ...read more

Walmart Says Vaccinated Workers No Longer Have to Wear Masks

Oct 7, 2022

World | Walmart says vaccinated workers no longer have to wear masks in most states. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/12/world/walmart-mask-mandate-for-vaccinated-workers.html The retailer said it was taking action after governors from Connecticut to California ended mask mandates recently. Ringing up a customer’s purchases at a Walmart store in North Brunswick, N.J., in 2020. Credit... Eduardo Munoz/Reuters Feb. 12, 2022 ...read more

For classic RPGs, what’s old is new in 2022

Oct 7, 2022

For years, niche audiences and fan translations kept excitement around Japanese RPGs, some of which never released in North America, alive. Now, companies like Square Enix are taking notice by reviving games and franchises that mainstream American audiences might not know about. While this trend was bubbling for a few years, it came to a head in the February 9 Nintendo Direct. Square Enix announced four remasters or remakes of retro JRPGs, two of which were never released in North America before ...read more

HP Presidents' Day sale: up to 70% off with laptops starting at just $259.99

Oct 7, 2022

Home News Computing (Image credit: Future) HP has gone early with its Presidents' Day sale this year, with huge discounts of up to 70% on laptops, desktops, monitors, and accessories - plus you can get free shipping on all orders. We've scoured through everything and believe this HP 15t for $429.99 (was $599.99) is the standout laptop in this selection of early Presidents' Day sales. It comes with a 15.6-inch HD screen, Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB ...read more

Alienware QD-OLED monitor reveals high price of Samsung’s new tech

Oct 7, 2022

Improved color claims at a cost — Alienware AW3423DW brings rare form factor to OLED monitor options. Scharon Harding - 2/11/2022, 6:39 PM Enlarge / Alienware AW3423DW. Scharon Harding We now have an idea of how much  QD-OLED screens will run you compared to the OLED panels we know today. OLED is already an expensive, high-end display technology,  but Samsung's QD-OLED puts a quantum-dot spin on the tech, promising image enhancement and improved color coverage. We're ...read more

Timex’s cool Space Invaders watch is dripping with nostalgia

Oct 7, 2022

By Andy Boxall February 13, 2022 9:00AM The Timex T80 is one of the most iconic digital watch designs from the 1980s, and therefore already a nostalgic piece, but for its latest special edition Timex is doubling that nostalgia by celebrating one of the most iconic classic video games of all time: Space Invaders. Built around the popular, and undeniably retro-tastic T80 platform, this small, slim digital watch has been given the full Space Invaders treatment, from the packa ...read more

Do AirPods work with Android? What non-iPhone users need to know about Apple earbuds

Oct 7, 2022

Home News Audio Visual (Image credit: Shutterstock.com / Prostock-studio) Apple’s AirPods line of true wireless earbuds and headphones is among the most popular on the planet – and like all Apple products, these personal audio devices are designed to work seamlessly within the brand’s wider ecosystem.  This means that using AirPods with an iPhone, iPad, or Mac is super simple; but what if you want to use your Apple buds or headphones with your Android p ...read more

DIY mechanical keyboard switch lets you set its actuation point

Oct 7, 2022

Magnetic levitation — The MagLev Switch MX uses neodymium magnets and a Hall-effect sensor. Scharon Harding - 2/9/2022, 6:59 PM Cherry's MX switches are the most well-known in the mechanical keyboard world, and countless other brands mimic the switches' iconic cross-stem design to deliver tactile typing. Now, a magnetic twist to the Cherry MX style has resulted in a 3D-printable mechanical switch with an adjustable actuation point. Recently shared via Github by a user named f ...read more

UFC 271 live stream: how to watch Adesanya vs Whittaker 2 online

Oct 7, 2022

Home News Entertainment (Image credit: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) UFC 271 is here and we wait with bated breath ahead of the massive Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker that's set to top the bill in Texas. If you're still trying to work out your best viewing options, we have all the information you need right here - so read on to discover how to watch a UFC 271 live stream and watch Adesanya vs Whittaker 2 (and the rest of the card) on ...read more

Raspberry Pi bootloader enables OS installs with no separate PC required

Oct 7, 2022

a handy addition — Beta bootloader is available now, will roll out to all Pi 4 boards later. Andrew Cunningham - 2/8/2022, 6:39 PM Enlarge / The Raspberry Pi 4. Raspberry Pi Foundation Setting up a Raspberry Pi board has always required a second computer, which is used to flash your operating system of choice to an SD card so your Pi can boot. But the Pi Foundation is working on a new version of its bootloader that could connect an OS-less Pi board directly to the Internet, ...read more