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Jay Blahnik talks on how Apple Fitness+ aims to motivate more people to be active and fit

Apple Fitness+ will be officially available on December 14, and the company is already promoting its new subscription service. Jay Blahnik, Apple’s director of fitness technologies, said in an interview with Fast Company that Apple Fitness+ aims to motivate more people to be active and fit through a new easy way of doing workouts. Blahnik…

Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, who played Deebo in ‘Friday,’ dies at 62

LOS ANGELES — Tommy “Tiny” Lister, a former professional wrestler who was known for his bullying Deebo character in the “Friday” films, has died. He was 62. Lister’s manager, Cindy Cowan, said he was found unconscious in his home in Marina Del Rey, California, on Thursday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Cowan…

New Forum at Apple SoHo features unique acoustic design

Apple SoHo in New York City recently unveiled an all-new Forum and Video Wall with a striking design that respects the heritage of the original flagship store. The space breathes new life into the store’s former Theater area and will someday host artists and Creative Pros during Today at Apple sessions. Climb the signature glass…

Tony Hsieh’s American Tragedy: The Self-Destructive Last Months Of The Zappos Visionary

When the business icon died in a fire last week, questions abounded. The answers seem rooted in a Covid-period spiral, where he turned to drugs and shunned old friends. In August, shortly after Tony Hsieh, the legendary entrepreneur behind Zappos, moved to Park City, Utah, he eagerly awaited a visitor: the singer Jewel. The longtime…

Welcome To 2030: I Own Nothing, Have No Privacy And Life Has Never Been Better

By Ida Auken Welcome to the year 2030. Welcome to my city - or should I say, "our city." I don't own anything. I don't own a car. I don't own a house. I don't own any appliances or any clothes. It might seem odd to you, but it makes perfect sense for us in…

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential Review: Mediocre smart speaker, superb alarm clock

Lenovo’s tiny Smart Clock is perhaps one of my favourite Google Assistant-powered smart speakers to date. It doesn’t sound particularly great, and the screen quality is abysmal, yet it’s been one of the most-used smart additions to my home. What makes the Smart Clock so great for me is that it’s essentially a Google Nest…

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin wants to redirect $580 billion of unspent stimulus money to prop up small businesses and extend unemployment benefits

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin wants to funnel unspent stimulus money into the American economy, he said on Thursday evening. "I hope that Congress will seriously consider reallocating $580 billion of funds that have already been appropriated that wouldn't cost taxpayers an additional penny," Mnuchin told Bloomberg. That move would require congressional approval. Mnuchin's comments come…

Bluesound Node 2i review: This high-fidelity music streamer sits at the top of its class

Bluesound Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by TechHive's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Audiophiles approach the Bluesound Node 2i with suspicion. As a compact music server with built-in DAC that dares to serve up the highest quality music-streaming services, this thing seems almost, you should pardon the expression, too cheap…

Covid-19 may make people’s tinnitus worse

Rebecca Edgar, 29, struggles to hear her toddler when he talks to her from the backseat of her car. Most nights, she struggles to fall asleep, caught in a cycle of worry that the ringing in her ear is getting louder, and recognizing that this very stress is worsening her symptoms. “I’ve had a constant…

Huawei reveals the brand-new Mate 40 series with ‘Area Ring’ electronic camera module

The new lineup includes the Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro+ and Mate 40 RS. Oct 22, 2020 10:38 AM EDT During Huawei’s Mate 40 series event, the tech giant revealed — you guessed it — the new Mate 40 series. This lineup of smartphones includes the Mate 40, the Mate 40 Pro,…

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New Apple patents show MacBook that can wireless charge an iPhone, other devices

The patent shows someone wirelessly charging Apple devices like the iPhone or Apple Watch on a MacBook A pair of patents recently granted to Apple show a MacBook with wireless charging capabilities. Illustrations in both patents show a system that would allow a MacBook to charge wirelessly and also provide wireless charging for other Apple…

How to monitor remote workers humanely

Monitoring employees who work remotely has taken on a whole extra dimension in the Covid-19 pandemic year of 2020. Financial services firms are among those which suggest ways of doing it humanely and legally By SA Mathieson Published: 30 Dec 2020 “For a man’s house is his castle, et domus sua cuique est tutissimum refugium,”…

How to get your Instagram top nine photos for 2020

Social media humblebrag season is in full effect For reasons that remain entirely unclear, Instagram still doesn’t offer an official ‘top nine’ year-end lookback feature. This, unfortunately, forces people interested in finding out what their top nine Instagram photos are to turn to often shady third-party services. Given that Instagram is owned by Facebook, a…

The Best Games of 2020

Well, what a great year that was.  NOT. Wayne’s World level humour is about all I can muster after a year that can get into the bin, then climb into a larger bin, before leaping into an incinerator burning both bins. Remember when half of Australia was on fire, and it seemed like things couldn’t…