A year of Microsoft Office 365 comes with a $50 Amazon gift card for a limited time

TL;DR: Microsoft Office 365 Home is the OG computer software, offering classics like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more — a one-year subscription comes with a $50 Amazon gift card if you act fast.  If Google Docs just isn’t your jive, you’re probably better off going with the OG professional software: Microsoft Office. You know, the one that comes with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and all those other classic programs? The whole package is kind of indispensable to anyone who uses a computer on a daily basis.  Right now, you can get a 12-month subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Home with the added bonus of a $50 Amazon gift card until the end of the day — the bundle will only run …

Nintendo Applies For Five Poké Ball Plus Patents In Japan

Gotta file some more. The Poké Ball Plus arrived as an accessory alongside the release of the Pokémon Let’s Go games last year. It was created to enhance the overall experience of catching ’em all – by allowing players to take their pocket monsters with them on the go, and could also be used as a single-handed controller in both entries. In Sword and Shield, the accessory can no longer be used as a controller, but you can still take your Pokémon for a walk and earn rewards. So, are there any future plans for this device? While there have been no formal announcements from Nintendo, according to Japanese Nintendo, the company recently applied for a total of five “new” …

Dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica

St. John the Lateran Basilica in Rome is the oldest of the four great “patriarchal” basilicas of Rome. In ancient times, the land where it stands was occupied by the palace of the family of the Laterani. In the time of Nero, a member of the family, Plautius Lateranus, was accused of conspiracy against the emperor, and his goods were confiscated. The palace came eventually into the hands of Constantine, the first Christian emperor, through his wife Fausta, and it is from her that it derived the name by which it was then sometimes called, “Domus Faustæ.” Constantine must have given it to the Church no later than about 311, for we find a council against the Donatists meeting within …

The Fitbit Versa 2 is at its lowest price ever at Walmart for Cyber Monday

TL;DR: The advanced Fitbit Versa 2 is $70.95 off for Cyber Monday, down to $129 — its lowest price ever. Fitbit’s latest smartwatch is a strong contender against the Apple Watch with always-on functionality, a sleek, tapered look, and improved sleep-tracking features (which the Apple Watch doesn’t even have). The Fitbit Versa 2 dipped down from $199.95 to $148.99 for Black Friday, but the Cyber Monday deal is even better, my friend. The smartwatch/fitness tracker is now on sale for $129 at Walmart. This is the first time it’s dropped down to this price — sometimes waiting really pays off. With this device, you can control your music from your wrist and store up to 300 songs locally, so you …

Save over $1,000 on this Lenovo ThinkPad for Cyber Monday

TL;DR: The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 is $1,150 off — one of the best deals we’ve seen so far for Cyber Monday. MacBooks aren’t the only great laptops on sale during Cyber Monday. Lenovo is also out here offering some insanely generous discounts, too — including this ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 for *checks notes*..$1,150 off? Um, holy shit.  You read that correctly — the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 is only $999 for Cyber Monday, saving you a whopping $1,150. So, if you’re looking for a new work computer, you should probably just add this to your cart right now. SEE ALSO: Cyber Monday deals on 4K TVs, Instant Pot, robot vacuums, more Read more… More …

Nikon to Add Dedicated Lens Menus In DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras

Nikon is working to improve lens based user interlace in camera with a dedicated Lens Menus options which will include all the lens related settings / options in a single menu page. Patent Details The present invention relates to an imaging device. In interchangeable cameras such as single-lens reflex digital cameras, it is necessary to make settings related Continue reading Nikon to Add Dedicated Lens Menus In DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras Related Posts:Canon Patent – Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS III Kit…Nikon working on Retractable Zoom Lens for Upcoming…Nikon Patent 20mm F2.0 Lens for Curve SensorCanon to Improve Lens Standby Mode and more…Nikon Working on 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 APS-C Mirrorless… Read more: thenewcamera.com

The Motorola Moto e6 is a perfect backup phone for just $100!

From a single day in November, Black Friday has extended into an entire holiday of its own. But today is the actual Black Friday, believe it or not, and the constant bombardment of deals shows no signs of abating!While most people may be on the look for deals on the most expensive phones out there, like the iPhone 11 Pro and the Galaxy Note 10, we’ve got something a bit different in store for you. If you’re in the market for a backup phone, we’ve got a deal on an already affordable device that makes it even cheaper. Like, peanut money cheap!The Motorola … Read more: phonearena.com

Obama Allies Launch Weapon To Neutralize Top Trump Advantage. It Pales In Comparison To Trump Campaign.

A far-left organization announced this week that they are launching a $75 million digital advertising buy, which they’ve already raised 40% of, in an attempt to thwart President Donald Trump’s overwhelming presence online. “The effort, by a nonprofit group called Acronym and an affiliated political action committee, is an outgrowth of growing concern by some Democratic officials that Mr. Trump could build an insurmountable edge in those key states through massive early advertising efforts,” The New York Times reported. “Mr. Trump has spent more than $26 million so far nationally just on Facebook and Google, more than the four top-polling Democrats — Joseph R. Biden Jr., Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg — have spent in total on those …

Can’t access admin interface on Cisco SG300-28 (remotely located).

I have a Cisco SG300-28 that's colocated a few hundred miles away. It seems to be working fine as a switch, but for the first time in years I need to login to it to make some changes, and I can't seem to access the admin interface. I'm pretty sure I know the right IP address for the device, but going to that ip address via http or https using the normal ports gives me nothing. I've scanned the first few thousand ports, and it looks like nothing is open. Is it possible the admin part just crashed? Should I have the switch remote power cycled and then see if I can get in? If that doesn't work, what are …

Black Friday, Day 2: The deals keep rolling in

THE BEST DEALS FROM DAY TWO: Apple AirPods 2 with Charging Case (latest model) — $129 (list price $159) MacBook Air — $649.99 (list price $999) Instant Pot Duo 6-quart — $49 (save $50) Shark Ion R75 Robot Vacuum — $149 (save $200) Theragun G3PRO Handheld Percussive Therapy Device — $399 (save $200) Kindle Paperwhite — $84.99 (save $45) Samsung 50-inch Class 4K UHD LED Smart TV with HDR (UN50NU6900) — $278 (list price $429.99) Did you score some great deals on Black Friday? Or perhaps you’re one of those shoppers who snags the early deals on Thanksgiving? Though there were a handful of solid deals this year, we have to admit, the day itself was kind of a yawn. (Although that’s what happens when …

Amy Hennig joins Skydance Media to create “new story-focused experiences”

Amy Hennig is joining Skydance Media, the Hollywood studio behind the likes of Mission: Impossible – Fallout and Terminator: Dark Fate, to establish a division that will work on “new story-focused experiences”. Hennig, perhaps best known for her work as writer and director on Naughty Dog’s first three Uncharted games, will, alongside executive producer partner Julian Beak, be tasked with building a new team for Skydance, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The studio’s goal is to create “new story-focused experiences [that] will employ state-of-the-art computer graphics to provide the visual fidelity of television and film, but with an active, lean-in experience that puts the audience in the driver’s seat”. Read more Read more: eurogamer.net

Google will sell a $15 ‘Claw’ to attach your Pixel to the Stadia controller

Google Stadia launched to mixed reviews, but it remains an intriguing concept for the future of gaming. If you’re one of the people who bought into the device and was fascinated by the idea of playing console-quality games on your smartphone, Google will soon begin to sell a ‘claw‘ accessory that will allow you to attach your phone to the Stadia controller. While the Stadia controller is not absolutely necessary to use Google’s gaming service on a PC or phone, the company has claimed it offers the best Wi-Fi experience. This is because the controller bypasses your device and connects… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google Read more: thenextweb.com

Cruz Shreds Far-Left Journalists, Publications On Ukraine Meddling In 2016 Election

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ripped far-left journalists and news publications on Sunday for continuing to push a misleading narrative that falsely claims that Ukraine did not attempt to meddle in the 2016 U.S. elections. Cruz appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with far-left host Chuck Todd, who asked Cruz, “Do you believe Ukraine meddled in the American election in 2016?” “I do,” Cruz responded. “And I think there’s considerable evidence of that.” Todd, stunned by Cruz’s remarks, immediately shifted to bringing up dirt and prior conflict between Cruz and President Trump in what was an apparent attempt to get Cruz to not defend Trump’s comments about Ukraine. “Look, this is – Senator, this sort of strikes me as odd. Because …

Oculus Link is out in beta now, so you can plug a Quest into your PC to play Rift games

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Today, the Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus announced that Oculus Link, which lets you plug a standalone Quest headset into your gaming PC so you can play Oculus Rift games, is out now in beta. On its own, the cordless Quest is less powerful than its wired cousin, the Rift S. But by plugging the Quest directly into a VR-ready PC with Oculus Link, it seems like it could be able to run much more powerful VR experiences if Link works as promised. Oculus says on a support page that you’ll need to have a “high-quality” USB 3 cable and a computer that supports a list of minimum requirements, which are mostly …

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro will get Android 10 any moment now

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro has been spotted running Geekbench with Android 10, signalling that Xiaomi is likely all but ready to release the Android 10 firmware for the public. The score itself isn’t interesting, rather the firmware on board the device. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is already running a Android 9-based MIUI 11 beta in China and is due to receive Android 10 in December. The Redmi Note 8, on the other hand, should get Android 10 by the end of November. In any case, Xiaomi could be closing in on a ready Android 10 firmware update for the Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 8 a… Read more: gsmarena.com

BrandPost: SD-WANs Enable Scalable Local Internet Breakout but Pose Security Risk

SD-WAN streamlines how application traffic is routed from the branch, making it easier to create local internet breakout and allowing users to access cloud services directly from the branch. In an ideal SD-WAN scenario, every remote location and device has its own local internet breakout and corresponding security services. Yet, reality looks a lot different for many companies.  This is something network professionals have wanted to enable for decades. The problem was that setting up local internet breakout using traditional routers was not trivial and required a tremendous amount of engineering work so most businesses, except for the ones that had high levels of technical talent shied away. The shift to cloud and edge computing has made local internet breakout almost mandatory …