Day: September 17, 2021

  • Valve moves Dota 2 International to Romania, adds mask-and-vax rules

    Valve moves Dota 2 International to Romania, adds mask-and-vax rules

    Enlarge Valve announced this week that its prestigious Dota 2 tournament The International will require all attendees to be fully masked and vaccinated for entry. As noted on the Dota 2 site, anyone attending the October competition at the National Arena in Bucharest, Romania, must be at least 10 days out from their final vaccination, […]

  • Here’s how the new iPad Mini compares to the last-gen model

    Here’s how the new iPad Mini compares to the last-gen model

    The iPad Mini (2021) is the latest in Apple’s line of smaller tablets. | Image: Apple With the announcement and impending release of the new iPad Mini and its revamped design, it might be all too easy to stan the new model and completely write off its predecessor. While the new model has a lot […]

  • Here’s how Apple Watch Series 7 compares to the Series 6 and earlier

    Here’s how Apple Watch Series 7 compares to the Series 6 and earlier

    Apple Watch Series 7 was officially unveiled at the iPhone 13 event with the wearable becoming available “later this fall.” While the new hardware may seem like it offers minimal updates at first glance, depending on what version you’re upgrading from, it can offer some big improvements. Read on for Apple Watch 7 vs Apple […]

  • Tax the Rich

    Tax the Rich

      The next few weeks will be crucial for the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation package, which is central to Joe Biden’s agenda. Pennsylvania congressman Brendan Boyle of the House Ways and Means Committee joins Ryan Grim to discuss how the bill could reshape the American economy. Transcript coming soon. The post Tax the Rich appeared […]

  • Clubhouse appears to be working on Waves, a new way to invite friends to rooms

    Clubhouse appears to be working on Waves, a new way to invite friends to rooms

    Image: Clubhouse Clubhouse appears to be working on a new way to invite people to audio rooms in its app, based on screenshots shared by researcher Jane Manchum Wong. The invite feature, called “Waves,” is focused on the more casual, social side of Clubhouse, rather than the creator-focused live shows that have had the company’s […]

  • 8 new HomeKit features arriving with Apple’s September 20th software updates

    8 new HomeKit features arriving with Apple’s September 20th software updates

    Image: Apple With new iPhones come new features. And starting next week, Apple HomeKit users will get plenty courtesy of iOS 15, HomePod 15, tvOS 15, and watchOS 8 software updates. Apple has confirmed that these will all be available on the same day, September 20th. So, if you’ve been excited about unlimited HomeKit Secure […]

  • Florida man used Disney employee iPad to magically skip lines

    Florida man used Disney employee iPad to magically skip lines

    Photo by Liao Pan/China News Service via Getty Images There are tons of books and blogs telling you how to have a magical Disney World experience, but one Florida man discovered the ultimate travel hack: using an app that lets you skip lines running on a possibly stolen employee iPad (via Gizmodo). According to central […]

  • Best MagSafe chargers for iPhone 13: power banks, stands, mounts, more

    Best MagSafe chargers for iPhone 13: power banks, stands, mounts, more

    iPhone 13 pre-orders have just gone live, and now the wait commences until those shiny new devices arrive next week. In the meantime, it’s time to prepare your setup with all of the best MagSafe chargers ranging from nightstand-friendly offerings to power banks and car mounts. All of the major brands are making the cut, […]

  • Astronomers solve centuries-old mystery of supernova observed in 1181

    Astronomers solve centuries-old mystery of supernova observed in 1181

    Enlarge / Hubble Space Telescope mosaic image of the Crab Nebula, a six-light-year-wide expanding remnant of a star’s supernova explosion in 1054 CE (credit: NASA/ESA/J. Hester & A. Loll (Arizona State University) In August 1181, astronomers in China and Japan witnessed a bright “guest star” in the night sky that we now know to have […]

  • SpaceX’s Starlink will come out of beta next month, Elon Musk says

    SpaceX’s Starlink will come out of beta next month, Elon Musk says

    Enlarge / Screenshot from the Starlink order page, with the street address blotted out. (credit: SpaceX Starlink) SpaceX’s Starlink satellite-broadband service will emerge from beta in October, CEO Elon Musk said last night. Musk provided the answer of “next month” in response to a Twitter user who asked when Starlink will come out of beta. […]

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