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Apple’s latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro gets $100 discount as it returns to Amazon low

Amazon is offering Apple’s latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi 256GB for *$999 shipped*. Today’s deal saves you $100 from its list price, matches the Amazon low, and is $50 above our last mention, which was in December of last year during a 1-day-only sale at B&H. Apple’s latest 2020 iPad ...

Best Siri, Alexa, and Assistant smart plugs for 2021: Wemo, meross, Philips Hue, more

Smart plugs remain the best way to explore all of the perks of having a connected home, as well as versatile options to expand existing setups. But with an over-abundance of options to choose from at Amazon, finding the most ideal model for your Siri, Alexa, or Assistant kit can be tedious ...

The best online deals happening now, including early Valentine's Day deals from The Bouqs Company and 1-800-Flowers

We rounded up the best sales and deals happening online today, with discounts on tech, clothing, home goods, mattresses, and more.

Photos show what DC looks like a day before Biden's inauguration

Both Biden and Harris have said they'll continue with a traditional outdoor ceremony at the US Capitol despite security concerns.

The best air purifiers in 2021

An air purifier can help filter pollutants, dust, and smoke, and help those with asthma or allergies. These are the best air purifiers of 2021.

Netflix shares soar as it passes 200M paying subscribers

Netflix capped off a year of impressive streaming growth by adding 8.5 million net new paying subscribers during the fourth quarter. That means the streaming giant now has a total of 204 million paying subscribers worldwide — net growth of 37 million new subscribers for the full year, up from ...

Trump admits his term is ending but doesn't say Biden's name or formally concede election loss in White House farewell speech

"We extend our best wishes, and we also want them to have luck - a very important word," Trump said of the incoming administration.

Assemble LEGO’s Technic Land Rover at $160 (Save 20%), more kits from $12

Amazon offers the LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender for *$159.99 shipped*. You’ll find it at Walmart for the same price, as well. Down from $200, today’s offer amounts to 20% in savings and matches our previous mention for the Amazon all-time low. This 2,573-piece creation assembles the ...

Used Peloton bikes are selling within hours, and the lack of inventory reportedly caused the company to wait to roll out its resale marketplace

Used Peloton bikes are selling online through Facebook and Craigslist within hours for the same price as a new bike.

Chromecast w/ Google TV ‘data may be corrupt’ issue affects some users, here’s how to fix it

One of our favorite streaming devices available today is the $49 Chromecast with Google TV. However, since the device launched in September, quite a few users have run into a problem with the Chromecast with Google TV crashing and showing a “can’t load Android system, your data may ...

13 romantic and secluded vacation rentals across the US

These romantic vacation rentals across the US deliver stunning and secluded locations, exclusive amenities, and memorable experiences.

Qualcomm repackages last year’s flagship SoC as the “Snapdragon 870”

Qualcomm recycles the Snapdragon 865+, now with a 3 percent clock boost.

How to cancel your WWE Network subscription and stop being charged

You can cancel your WWE Network subscription from your My Account page on a web browser at any point in your billing cycle.

Podchaser raises $4m to build a comprehensive podcast database

Podchaser, a startup building what it calls “IMDB for podcasts,” recently announced that it has raised $4 million in a funding round led by Greycroft. In other words, it’s a site where — similar to the Amazon-owned Internet Movie Database — users can look up who’s appeared in which ...

Alibaba and Shopee clash in Vietnam as Asia’s ecommerce war rages

Covid-19 triggers tie-ups and investment as region’s tech battleground shifts

Amazon-backed Aurora just inked a major deal to put its self-driving software in semi trucks

The deal with Paccar, the company behind big rig names like Kenworth and Peterbilt, is a major validation for Aurora's technology.

Chrome 88 rolling out: Edit saved passwords, new UI for granting permissions, ends Mac OS X 10.10 support

Following version 87’s release on Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux, the next release of Google’s browser is rolling out. Chrome 88 kicks off the new year with a flurry of changes. more…

Facebook and Instagram’s AI-generated image captions now offer far more details

Every picture posted to Facebook and Instagram gets a caption generated by an image analysis AI, and that AI just got a lot smarter. The improved system should be a treat for visually impaired users, and may help you find your photos faster in the future. Alt text is a field in an image’s ...

Netflix’s ‘Shuffle Play’ feature will roll out to all users worldwide this year

Netflix is always in search of a better way to instantly connect users to something to watch, instead of having them waste time unsuccessfully scrolling through all the available programming options. Now, the company says a recent test focused on solving this problem, Shuffle Play, has proven ...

Drone-focused construction startup TraceAir raises $3.5M

Bay Area-based construction startup TraceAir today announced a $3.5 million Series A. Led by London-based XTX Ventures, this round brings the company’s total funding up to $7 million. The raise includes existing investor Metropolis VC, along with new additions Liquid 2 Ventures, GEM Capital, ...

Facebook improves its AI that generates photo descriptions on iOS for visually impaired users

Facebook today announced a major update to its Automatic Alt Text (AAT) system, which automatically generates photo descriptions for people with visual impairments. Based on AI, the system can now recognize 10 times more objects and scenes in photos shared on Facebook and also Instagram, ...

Netflix's big 4Q lifts video service above 200M subscribers

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Netflix’s video streaming service has surpassed 200 million subscribers for the first time as its expanding line-up of TV series and movies continues to captivate people stuck at home during the ongoing battle against the pandemic. The subscriber milestone ...

The 9 best online courses, apps, and books to start learning German

Learning German is a worthwhile (if challenging) pursuit. Here are the 9 best online courses, apps, books, and websites to practice it at home.

The best books of January 2021, according to Amazon's editors

Amazon's first list of top books for 2021 includes 12 powerful, expressive, and exciting titles that span a range of genres.

Tesla is hiring people to handle complaints people tweet at Elon Musk

Elon Musk wears many hats, but it seems that Twitter customer support may no longer be one of them. The company is hiring remote support staff to, along with other duties, handle complaints people tweet at him. Among the job responsibilities of Tesla...

New PSN sale filled with Games Under $20: Uncharted, Hitman, Assassin’s Creed, more

Sony has now launched a new PSN sale with loads of games under $20 to fill up your back catalogue. While time is winding down quickly on the wide-ranging holiday PSN sale, with it scheduled to end today, there are plenty more PlayStation titles on sale in the Games Under $20 event. Ranging from ...

JPMorgan sees Biden's stimulus cutting unemployment to less than 5% by year end

JPMorgan's David Kelly writes that Biden's stimulus should lead to overshoots on growth and inflation forecasts and cut unemployment to well below 5%.

Capitol rioters were “predisposed” to conflict; Trump et al. fanned flames

Research suggests disinfo and demagogues coordinate, not manipulate, the masses.

Today only, Earthwise electric snow throwers start at $113 (25% off)

Today only, Woot offers Earthwise electric snow throwers at *25% off* the regular going rate. Free shipping is available with a Prime membership; otherwise, a $6 delivery fee will apply. Our top pick is the 13.5A Corded Electric Snow Thrower for *$112.99*. That’s down from the usual $150 ...

Uppbeat launches a freemium music platform aimed at YouTubers

A new music platform, Uppbeat, aims to make it easier for YouTubers and other content creators to find quality free music to use in their videos. The system, which is designed to navigate the complexities of copyright claims while also fairly compensating artists, offers an alternative ...

Gmail now lets you resize Google Chat, Rooms in the web sidebar

One way to boost the adoption of Google Chat is by making it available directly in the email tab that users likely already have open. The Gmail web client now lets you resize the Google Chat and Rooms side widgets. more…

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: We're looking for young power players in the luxury industry

Business Insider is creating a list to highlight the next generation of luxury - use this form to submit someone (or yourself) for consideration.

Brave browser now supports peer-to-peer IPFS protocol

In a move it says will help make the internet more transparent and resilient, privacy-focused browser Brave now offers fully integrated and native IPFS browsing (via The Verge). InterPlanetary File System, as it’s known by full name, is a peer-to-pee...

AMC soars 37% after issuing $100 million in debt to stave off bankruptcy

AMC previously warned that widespread theater closures and weak attendance could wipe out the company's cash reserves in 2021.

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