Google hits back at claims Gmail inbox filters are biased

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  [...]  read more

Oura has made a gold-laced Gucci smart ring, and it’s ludicrously expensive

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 [...]  read more

The Boys showrunner reveals the iconic DC superhero he wants to spoof next

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 [...]  read more

Here’s why an Amazon Fire tablet, not an iPad, should be your Prime Day buy

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 [...]  read more

Live: The best Memorial Day sales today – deals from $20



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Pools, patio furniture, grills and lawnmowers from $24.99 at Walmart

Walmart’s Memorial Day sale is the place to go for all things outdoors. There are hundreds of deals on everything you need to jumpstart your summer, from patio furniture to grills, outdoor tools, lawnmowers, fire pits, garden accessories, and more with prices starting at just $24.99. 

Read more: The best deals in the Walmart Memorial Day sale

Almost 40% off Fire TV Stick

Amazon’s opening its deal section with a 38% discount on the Fire TV Stick: it’s now $24.99, down from $39.99. That’s $5 off the lowest price we’ve seen for the Alexa-voice remote, and likely as low as it’s going to get this side of Prime Day.

Welcome to our live coverage of the Memorial Day sales

Good morning, and welcome to our coverage of the Memorial Day sales. It’s just after midnight on Monday, so let’s take a look around at what’s happening. [...]  read more

Epic Memorial Day sale still has the LG C1 OLED TV down to a record-low price

As we head into Monday, we’ve seen plenty of fantastic Memorial Day sales, but if you’re looking for a premium display, the LG C1 OLED TV is the deal to beat. Amazon has the stunning 65-inch display on sale for a record-low price of $1,596.99 (opens in new tab) (was $2,499.99). That’s a whopping $900 discount and the best TV deals we’ve spotted in today’s Memorial Day sales.

Ranked as one of TechRadar’s best TVs of 2022, the LG C1 OLED features a stunning OLED display within an Alpha a9 Gen. 4 processor, providing a cinema-like viewing experience with crisp images that come to life – perfect for watching the big game. The LG OLED TV also features virtual surround sound audio, four separate HDMI 2.1 ports, and works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant, enabling you to control your TV completely hands-free.

This Memorial Day TV deal is the best price you’re going to find if you’re looking for a premium OLED display, and we don’t [...]  read more

This 40-year-old Microsoft Excel rival is making a surprising comeback

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.

Killer application

“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 [...]  read more

Home Depot Memorial Day sale 2022: 50% off appliances, tools, furniture, and more

The highly anticipated Home Depot Memorial Day sale is live, which means you can score massive savings right now from the retailer on everything from major appliances, tools, and lawnmowers to grills, patio furniture, planters, and more. To help you find all the best offers, we’re rounding up the top 5 deals from the Home Depot Memorial Day sales event. 

The Memorial Day sales (opens in new tab) event is the unofficial start to summer, which is why Home Depot is one of the most popular retailers during the holiday weekend. You can create your dream backyard with deals on patio furniture, planters, lawnmowers, and grills, or upgrade your home appliances with massive savings on refrigerators, washers and dryers, dishwashers, and more. 

You’ll find our top deal picks from Home Depot’s Memorial Day sale below, which includes savings on major appliances, tools, patio furniture, grills, and kitchen devices. We’ve also listed today’s best Memorial Day sales [...]  read more

Amazon Memorial Day 2022: top 30 sales on TVs, appliances, furniture and more

Memorial Day sales are live, which means it’s time to score deals on summer’s hottest items like appliances, TVs, furniture, grills, mattresses, and more. The Amazon Memorial Day sale has something for everyone, and we’ve scoured through the site to find you the 40 absolute best deals happening right now.

Memorial Day sales are some of the best offers you’ll find all year, and Amazon is a top online destination with record-low prices on everything from OLED TVs, robot vacuums, and air fryers to smart home devices, pools, grills, and so much more.

Some of today’s best Amazon Memorial Day deals include this 65-inch 4K TV from TCL on sale for a stunningly low price of $499.99 (opens in new tab), the top-rated Lucid Memory Foam mattress marked down to just $225 (opens in new tab), and the best-selling Apple Watch 7 on sale for a record-low price of $329 (opens in new tab).

You’ll also find Amazon Memorial Day sales on furniture with  [...]  read more

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