Twitter was down – but the service has now almost fully recovered
It wasn't just you – Twitter went down today, but the social network now looks like it has mostly recovered for users across the world. The issue began around 5am PT / 8am ET / 1pm BST on Thursday July 14 2022, with a huge spike in reports on services like DownDetector. However, around an hour later the service appeared to have almost fully recovered.
RS Recommends: AirPods Start at Just $99 as Part of Surprise Apple Sale
Click here to read the full article. Apple’s AirPods continue to be one of the most popular wireless earbuds on the market, with their signature stark-white design and consistently clear audio making the buds a must-have accessory for both music lovers and casual listeners alike.
The AirPods are now into their third incarnation, with the Apple AirPods (3rd Generation) having been released last fall. That’s let to deep discounts on the previous AirPods models, as well as the older AirPods Pro. The 3rd-Generation AirPods have also gone on sale recently, getting a discount for the first time since the holidays.
Windows Server 20H2 is reaching end of life soon
Microsoft has reminded business users that version 20H2 of its Windows Server offering is reaching end of life on August 8 2022. This Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) version of Microsoft’s server will no longer receive updates including security patches from this time after almost two years of service. "Windows Server,...
12-year-old gamer goes viral for calling out his friend’s homophobia
A 12-year-old gamer has been widely praised on social media after he called out homophobia while playing a game with his friends online. In the two clips from September 2021, which have been viewed more than one million times on social media, the younger brother of @bummblebee__ can be seen playing the Call of Duty: Warzone video game while having an intense conversation about LGBTQ+ rights after calling out his friends homophobia.
9 best robot vacuum cleaners that will clean your floors and carpets effortlessly
It’s doubtful there are many people who relish the endless job that is keeping floors clean. In most families, it seems to be the case that as soon as you’ve finished vacuuming you need to start again. Well, robot vacuum cleaners are here to take care of the floors so you never have to think about them again. Some even mop for you too.Robot vacuums have come a long way since their inception, and are intelligent little fellows these days. Many map your house, dodge obstacles, and can tell where stairs are – some even let you view your house...
iPhone 14 could be the first step in Apple’s plan to fracture the iPhone line
From what we’ve heard so far, it sounds like the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be very different phones to the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max, with more changes than we usually see on Pro models. But with the iPhone 15 line, Apple might significantly differentiate between the Pro and the Pro Max as well.
Steam Deck competitor is already talking to Valve about adding SteamOS support
SteamOS on the GPD WIN Max 2 and other competing devices might be happening sooner than we think. GPD is reportedly working with Valve on getting SteamOS on its upcoming WIN Max 2 portable gaming PC. In a reply to a backer on the WIN Max 2's Indiegogo page (thanks GamingonLinux (opens in new tab)) GPD said that Valve had reached out about a "cooperating proposal" to get SteamOS onto the powerful handheld.
How to prevent your cellphone from overheating
UTAH (ABC4) – We try not to state the obvious but, it’s hot outside. ABC4’s Chief Meteorologist Alana Brophy says an Excessive Heat Warning is in effect Wednesday and will hold through Thursday at midnight. Areas impacted include the Great Salt Lake Desert and Mountains, Tooele and Rush Valleys, Eastern Box Elder County, Northern Wasatch Front, and Salt Lake Valley. These areas are looking at back-to-back days of above-average triple-digit heat.
Prime Day May Be Over, But Walmart’s Rollback Sale Isn’t: Get $99 AirPods While You Can
Click here to read the full article. The next few days are going to be the busiest time for online shopping until Black Friday, and Walmart just announced thousands of price rollbacks to rival Amazon’s Prime Day. This year, Walmart is hoping to lure shoppers away from the jungle-named giant, and on Monday, July 11, the company launched sizable rollbacks on some of their highest-rated, most-popular items including tech gadgets, outdoor gear, kids supplies and more.
Prime Day alternatives like this are a great way to take advantage of the hype around Amazon’s sales event while supporting other retailers. The competition...
Mindtech Launches New Series on Synthetic Data – The Go-To Guide for Anyone Training AI to See and Understand Our World
SHEFFIELD, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 14, 2022-- Mindtech Global, developer of the world’s leading platform for the creation of synthetic data for training AI, has today launched its first guide on how to use synthetic data to resolve visual AI’s training problems. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220714005452/en/ An AI enabled CCTV camera trained with synthetic data detects a lost child (Photo: Business Wire)
RS Recommends: This Xbox Series S Bundle Is Marked Down to Its Lowest Price This Season
Click here to read the full article. Microsoft’s new Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X consoles are rarely ever in stock, let alone on sale. The same goes for PlayStation 5 consoles, which are almost always sold out unless you know where to look. Lucky for you, the entry-level Xbox Series X bundle is currently down to its lowest price this season at just $419.98, a $80 discount from its original selling price of $499.98. This Xbox deal is on Amazon and gets you the Xbox Series S console with the SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless Gaming Headset as part...
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge sells over a million in its first week
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge (opens in new tab) picked up a handsome 79% in our review, not bad for what is essentially a '90s arcade brawler in 2022, and any shellhead will probably want to add a few points onto that for the warm fuzzies of seeing the boys back in action. If you're of a certain age, this game's like a '90s kid's fever dream come true (opens in new tab).
Netflix Makes an Important Technology Choice
Netflix (NFLX) - Get Netflix Inc. Report is working to develop an ad-supported service to help offset its slowing subscription business. The company made the announcement earlier this year after a big earnings disappointment hit shares hard. But the company has to set up the technology for an ad-based service...
Human-like robot tricks people into thinking it has a mind of its own
An uncannily human-like robot that had been programmed to socially interact with human companions tricked people into thinking that the mindless machine was self-aware, according to a new study. The digital deceiver, which the researchers dubbed "iCub," is a child-size humanoid robot created by the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)...
8 best air purifiers that help reduce pollutants in your home
We’re all aware that the air quality on busy city streets is not the best for our health. But few of us pay as much attention to the air we breathe inside our homes, despite one study finding that indoor air pollution can be over three times worse than outdoors. This can be created by fresh paint, cleaning products and even that beloved scented candle, while airborne allergens such as dust and pet fur can cause severe problems for some people.Regular cleaning won’t do the trick either: while thorough dusting is always advisable, it won’t eliminate microscopic particles or prevent...
Zeus: How this startup cracked a smart cooling case and won over McDonald’s and Taco Bell
By David Callaway, Callaway Climate Insights (David Callaway is founder and Editor-in-Chief of Callaway Climate Insights. He is the former president of the World Editors Forum, Editor-in-Chief of USA Today and MarketWatch, and CEO of TheStreet Inc.) SAN FRANCISCO (Callaway Climate Insights) — Manik Suri is a Harvard grad from Delhi who worked both on Wall Street […]
This $7 Reinforcement Lock Can Keep Out Intruders Better Than an Expensive Security System
Click here to read the full article. Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, this 70% off Prime Day deal has ended, although this lock is still discounted by 29% for a limited time.
We take a lot of precautions to protect our homes. The SPY team has reviewed dozens of outdoor home security cameras and smart security systems, and even though we recommend these products, we have to admit that their deterrence abilities are theoretical at best. Many people invest hundreds or thousands of dollars into cameras and motion sensors, but overlook the kind of cheap security tools that can actually stop intruders from...
UserTesting Enhances Its Machine Learning-Powered Post-Test Analysis and Redesigns Its Platform Experience for Improved Team Collaboration
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 13, 2022-- UserTesting (NYSE: USER), a leader in video-based human insight, today announced advanced Instant Insight features, powered by machine learning, to help companies expedite the analysis of human insights at the test-level and accelerate time to insights. Using data-automation and proprietary models, the UserTestingⓇ Human Insight Platform can detect patterns and anomalies in the customer data, and automatically surface high-value insights within the Customer Experience Narratives. The latest product updates are designed to help companies uncover key customer perspectives more quickly, so team members can understand where to focus their efforts for greater success. In addition to English and German, UserTesting is now available in French, and customers can test in the French language with access to French speaking contributors. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220713005310/en/ UserTesting’s Instant Insights accelerates time to key customer insights by using data-driven automations and machine learning (Graphic: Business Wire)
PUBG Update 18.2 Adds In New Deston Map Full Of Massive Skyscrapes
The latest update for PUBG has dropped, bringing in a new map, utility items, more weapons, and a range of new features, as detailed in the patch notes. PUBG update 18.2 is here, alongside the ninth new map, Deston, currently available on PC, with console receivign the update next week. There's...
Internet Warns Against Job Scam After Candidate Shares 'Sketchy' Email
Online commenters have told a job applicant to be wary of the "sketchy" email she received from a purported hiring manager wanting to schedule an interview "immediately." The applicant, u/ayyojosh, shared a screenshot of the email in Reddit's "Antiwork" forum, writing: "I'm in the middle of class and received this email. is it worth leaving rn and taking the interview? I kinda [really] need the money." The post has garnered nearly 17,000 upvotes and thousands of comments from skeptical Redditors who believe the "job opportunity" is likely a scam. You can read the full post here.