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Google’s Gmail is easily one of the best email services around, but that doesn’t shield the company from criticism – far from it.
In fact, tensions ran high (opens in new tab) in a recent meeting between Google’s staff and Republican Senators after the lawmakers criticized Gmail for allegedly having a bias against right-wing fundraising and campaign emails.
The genesis for the frustration was a recent study (opens in new tab) of 300,000 emails during the 2020 election that claimed Gmail was 50% more likely to designate messages from Republicans as spam than those from Democrats.
Now, whether unsolicited spam messages should be getting into inboxes in the first place remains a topic for debate, but perhaps there is something there.
Google certainly disagrees and has released a [...]
Oura has teamed up with Gucci to produce the Gucci x Oura Ring, a special-edition version of the Oura Ring that’s painted black, laced with 18 karat gold, and priced at $950 (about AU$1,300) and £820 in the UK.
Oura says the Gucci x Oura Ring is set to “deliver all of Oura’s research-grade technology, personalized guidance, and insights in a new ring design, exquisitely crafted with Gucci’s legendary style”. In other words, it’s got all the functionalities of the Oura Generation 3 in a shiny new design, including its seven temperature sensors which measure biometric data 24 hours a day, and its sophisticated sleep tracking capabilities.
It doesn’t bring any new smart features or functionality; this is is simply a blinged-up version of the fitness tracker ring, which is usually priced at $299 (if you’re in the UK or Australia it’ll cost you around £229 or AU$420, plus shipping, to get one).
The Gucci x Oura Ring [...]
The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke has revealed which iconic DC superhero he still needs to satirize in the R-rated TV series.
Ahead of The Boys season 3‘s release on June 3, Kripke told TechRadar (and other media outlets) via a roundtable discussion that he was looking to find a way to parody Batman in the popular Prime Video show.
The Dark Knight may seem like an odd choice for Kripke to choose. After all, the legendary DC superhero, who has had his fair share of movie adaptations down the years – including Matt Reeves’ critically acclaimed The Batman film – is the chief inspiration behind Black Noir, one of The Boys’ most powerful Supes. Both characters wear all-black suits, do their best work in the shadows and as stealthily as possible, have similar abilities, and aren’t afraid to dole out punishment (in more life-ending terms where Black Noir is concerned, too) when it’s necessary.
However, Kripke believes that there’s [...]
People often use our Amazon Prime Day list of the best iPads to buy a brand-new Apple tablet. The slates are often so expensive that even a slight discount can result in lots of money saved.
There’s a lot to be said for purchasing an iPad – they’re popular, powerful and pretty, and so it isn’t surprising to find a number of iPad models sitting on our list of the best tablets.
But you could save yourself huge sums of money if you pushed Apple’s super-expensive slates and bank-breaking accessories from the forefront of your mind, and instead looked at the other end of the price spectrum.
Amazon’s Fire tablets
The Amazon Fire range of slates are the epitome of what you’d class as “cheap tablets“. They come with tacky-feeling plastic bodies, weak chipsets, and software that’s so full of pre-loaded apps that most people don’t even realise that, at its core, they’re Android devices.
Yet for most folk, they deliver all you’ll [...]
Lotus-1-2-3, an ancient spreadsheet (opens in new tab) program from Lotus Software (and later IBM), has been ported to a new operating system.
As reported by The Register, a Lotus 1-2-3 enthusiast called Tavis Ormandy (who is also a bug-hunter for Google Project Zero), managed to successfully port the program onto Linux, which seems to be quite the feat of reverse engineering.
It’s important to stress that this isn’t an emulated program, but rather the original 1990 Lotus 1-2– for x86 Unix running natively on modern x86 Linux.
“There are a few kinks that need to be ironed out, and I need to port over my terminal driver, but it is 100% usable,” Tavis wrote in a blog post, detailing the work. “At the moment, the DOS version running under emulation looks better – but this can be fixed!”
Ormandy also developed an entirely new display driver for the program, which can now be run on more than just the 80×25 window.
Lotus 1-2-3 was the [...]