Tuesday, April 07, 2020

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WhatsApp imposes even stricter limits on message forwarding

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At a time people are more reliant on messaging platforms than ever before, WhatsApp has introduced new measures in a bid to limit the spread of fake news. If you receive a frequently forwarded message – one that’s been forwarded more than five times and identifiable with a double arrow icon – you’ll only be able to forward them on to one chat at a time. In a blog post , the company says it’s seen

How COVID-19 is shaping digital transformation

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COVID-19 is already massively altering humanity and our global economy. There is no doubt that this pandemic will have widespread and long-lasting implications. As cases are recorded globally, and recent reports showing that nearly a quarter of the world’s population is now under some form of lockdown, an increasing number of companies are facing incredibly worrying times due to supply chain disr

Some Alternatives for the Bored Gamer

400+NYT > Technology / 36min
Suffering from game burnout? We’ve got suggestions for all types of game enthusiasts.

How to host a Passover Seder on Zoom

Mashable / 15min
This year, people celebrating Passover might find themselves with an addition to their Seder tables: a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, used to connect with friends and family over a group video chat. Passover is the eight-day Jewish festival that celebrates themes of springtime and freedom, centered on retelling the biblical story of the Jews' liberation from slavery in Egypt. The holiday is an ex

This viral YouTube video's title updates itself to reflect the view count

Mashable / 17min
If you make a YouTube video that gets more than 2.5 million views in its first 17 hours, you're probably going to want to shout about it from the rooftops. But what if the clip itself can do the shouting for you? YouTuber Tom Scott's latest video does exactly that. The title, "This video Has X Views," continually updates itself to reflect its own view count. "When I want my code to change a video

Remote working 'increasing risk' of breaches

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 26min
The recent rise in employees working from home is causing a huge number of potential security risks to businesses, new research has claimed. A report from security firm Centrify has revealed that nearly three-quarters (71 percent) of UK businesses think that home working is putting their organisations at risk. Nearly half (46 percent) have already noted an increase in phishing attacks targeting t

Tiger King will live on in a 'sequel' series – but not on Netflix

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American network Investigation Discovery is preparing a follow-up series to the Netflix smash documentary series Tiger King, called The Strange World of Joe Exotic. According to Deadline , the show will ask "questions such as whether Carole Baskin was a selfless protector of animals or whether she orchestrated the disappearance of her husband Don Lewis." It'll apparently feature exclusive footage

Windows 10 problems with latest update get worse – it’s now allegedly breaking PCs

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Windows 10 has been mired in more update misery, it would seem, with its latest (fortunately optional) cumulative update causing further problems – and indeed even more serious issues – than we recently reported on . We’re talking about Windows 10 KB4541335, which as mentioned is an optional update aiming to cure bugs with the Windows 10 November 2019 Update and May 2019 Update, except it’s causi

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 may offer cheaper variant than the first gen folding phone

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Samsung's third folding phone is expected to be the Galaxy Fold 2 , and a new report suggests you may be able to get a cheaper variant, as it will apparently come in multiple storage sizes. According to SamMobile - a Samsung blog that we've seen leak accurate information in the past - the Galaxy Fold 2 will come with a 256GB storage choice. Alongside that, you'll also apparently be able to buy a

WhatsApp finally cracks down on message forwarding to stop misinformation

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WhatsApp has announced new limitations on message forwarding, specifically intended to stop the spread of misinformation about coronavirus. The new rule applies specifically to 'frequently forwarded messages', which have been forwarded more than five times and are identified with a double arrow icon. How to use WhatsApp How to get WhatsApp dark mode The best chat apps for video calls This isn't t

Honor 30 and Honor 30 Pro specs have appeared on an official database

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We know that the Honor 30 range is being announced on April 15 , and now we have a very good idea of what specs the phones will offer too, as specs lists for both the Honor 30 and Honor 30 Pro have been spotted. The listings appeared on TENAA (a Chinese telecommunications equipment certification center), which means that the details are likely accurate, as they will presumably have been submitted

WhatsApp is making viral content less viral to fight coronavirus misinformation

WhatsApp Forwarding One61Mashable / 41min
At a time when misinformation is rampant — from the supposed coronavirus cures to the "dangers" of 5G — major social media platforms are taking steps to keep it in check. On Tuesday, Facebook's chat app WhatsApp announced it will start limiting the way viral messages can spread on its network. WhatsApp already marks messages that were forwarded many times with a double arrow, so that the recipien

Hinge launches 'Date From Home' feature to help users do just that

Mashable / 45min
Dating apps have started adding features to help users connect virtually during the coronavirus pandemic, and today Hinge is hopping on the trend. The app is launching "Date From Home," a feature where users can easily tell someone whether they're ready for a virtual date. Hinge recently added a pop-up message to the app, advising its users to date at home. It points out that 70 percent of its me

Prep for the AWS Solutions Architect Associate Exam for just $13

Mashable / 45min
TL;DR: Get on your way to being AWS certified with the AWS Solutions Architect Associate Exam Prep Course for $12.99, a 93% savings as of April 7. Learning AWS and getting certified has never been easier, thanks to this AWS Solutions Architect Associate Exam Prep Course that's just $13. Considering certified experts earn six-figure salaries as base pay, that's a real steal. The exam prep course,

Wait, what day is it? This great app will put structure back in your life.

Mashable / 45min
TL;DR: As of April 7, you can keep your goals in check and take 50% off Mindful Suite's Goals app, making it just $24.99. This whole quarantine period is akin to that stretch of time between Christmas and New Years — no one really knows what day it is. Is it a weekday or is it a weekend? Who knows! We're all either stuffing our faces with junk, debating Tiger King , or struggling to keep up with

This all-in-one kitchen cube can make cooking way more fun

Mashable / 45min
TL;DR: Make cooking easier with a Kitchen Cube for just $16.99, a 15% savings as of April 7. By now, we've discovered there are two distinct types of people stuck at home for social distancing purposes : those who eat all the things and those who cook all the things. If you fall into the latter category (or wish you did), we've got the perfect way for you to treat yourself. This Kitchen Cube is a

Can't find Clorox wipes? Use this UV Shield to sanitize your phone.

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TL;DR: Stay extra safe by using the UV Shield, a portable smart phone sanitizer that's on sale for $49.99 as of April 7. Everyone from your local healthcare professionals, to the CDC, to Will Ferrell has reiterated that the best way to fight the global pandemic is by washing your hands . And if you've already adopted a rigorous hand-washing routine, great job! We're proud of you. There's just one

Stay safe at home and save big with CyberGhost VPN

Mashable / 45min
TL;DR: A three-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for $2.75 per month as of April 7, saving you 79% on list price. There has never been a better time to invest in a VPN , and we say this for two reasons. The first is that everyone is staying home at the moment with an increased need for entertainment options, and the second is that cybercrime is on the rise . VPNs let you bypass conte

Whatsapp updates its platform to prevent fake news

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Vegetables to grow during a crisis

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Intel 11th gen Core i7-1185G7 benchmarks suggests AMD could have a fight on its hands

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New benchmarks have appeared that apparently show an early engineering sample of the Intel Core i7-1185G7, an 11th generation 10nm Tiger Lake CPU. According to the leaked benchmarks, which were posted on Twitter by several users who are well known for their accurate component leaks, the Intel Core i7-1185G7 is a quad-core processor based on Intel’s 10nm Tiger Lake architecture. These are the best

Working in real time - the role of open source and data

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Looking at data analytics should be a natural step for almost everyone in their working roles today. After all, who doesn’t want more business intelligence supporting their opinions, experiences, and thoughts on how to improve results? Data should aid decision-making as well as informing whether those decisions are correct. At least, that is the goal. Instead, we find ourselves bombarded with so

Microsoft Teams doubles down on security advice

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Microsoft has laid out plans to make its Teams collaboration software more secure than ever as it deals with the remote working boom. The video conferencing service has seen a huge surge in users in recent weeks as workers around the world are forced to work from home. But with competitors such as Zoom facing heavy criticism for a number of security and privacy failings, Microsoft Teams has now l

A new line of LG phones might debut on May 15 – starring the LG G9 replacement

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When it was reported that LG may have scrapped its G line of smartphones , it seemed uncertain when we would next see new phones from the company, an enigma the ongoing coronavirus situation only amplified. However, according to a report we could see new LG phones relatively soon. This news comes from Naver , a South Korean news site that also reported on the initial G scrapping in the first plac

SA scientists claim COVID-19 breakthrough

Popular Mechanics / 2h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Coronavirus: 'Reading about virus online makes me anxious'

100+BBC News - Technology / 2h
Parents are urged to consider their children's mental health as they are kept indoors.

Blossom Capital’s ‘Cultivate’ is an angel program seeking to back European unicorn alumnus

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Just a few months after closing a new $185 million fund to continue backing early-stage European startups, Blossom Capital , the VC firm founded by Ophelia Brown, is announcing a new angel investment program seeking to back European unicorn alumnus. Dubbed “Cultivate,” the new program looks to create a 30-strong angel network made up of founders or operators from European unicorns or those with a

Joe Wicks' PE workout Tuesday April 6: how to re-watch today's session

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PE with Joe Wicks has ended for today, but you can re-watch it in the link below - and here's how to get your fix of the defacto way for the UK, and increasingly the world, to get fit every day during lockdown. As well as the video embed below, we've added information on how to stream it from your smartphone to your TV if you don't want to huddle around a small device - and if you want more, you

Workplace inequality in the wake of the global pandemic

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Remote working is not a new concept, becoming increasingly commonplace for many, but recent events have made this less of a choice and more of a must. Whilst there may in fact be advantages for both the individual (no commute, better concentration, more private time) and society as a whole (less transport, lower pollution), there are also clear challenges. The need for better internet infrastruct

WhatsApp introduces new limit on message forwards to fight spread of misinformation

WhatsApp Forwarding One400+TechCrunch / 2h
WhatsApp is imposing additional restriction on how frequently a message can be shared on its platform in its latest effort to curtail the spread of misinformation. The Facebook -owned instant messaging service said today that any message that has been forwarded five or more times will now face a new limit that will prevent a user from forwarding it to more than one chat (contact) at a time. A spo

Microsoft hires Apple’s former wireless tech chief for its hardware division

100+Engadget / 2h
Ruben Caballero, a former Apple executive, has joined Microsoft as corporate vice president for hardware design and technology. According to a new entry on his LinkedIn profile, which was first spotted by Bloomberg , Caballero will be part of Microsoft’s mixed reality and AI division. In particular, he’ll work on the HoloLens as well as other special projects. Caballero served as a VP of engineer

Sony's WH-1000XM3 are 43% off, so you can chill to your fave tunes for less

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Are you over seeing fitness influencers bounce their way through isolation? Do you just want to chill out until this seeming nightmare is over? Well, Sony is here to help you relax and stay zen in isolation with the best noise cancelling headphones you can grab whilst also saving you an incredible 43%. Ranked number 1 in our best headphones for 2020 roundup, the Sony WH-1000XM3 is the child of in

Will Coronavirus Freeze the Search for Dark Matter?

100NYT > Technology / 3h
An experiment under 4,600 feet of Italian rock wasn’t immune from the pandemic’s interruption.

Secure an unlimited number of devices with ZenMate VPN

Arduino One Chinese VPN52Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: An 18-month subscription to ZenMate VPN is on sale for £1.99 per month, saving you 79% on list price. Not everyone is as safety conscious as you, and that's why you need to invest in a VPN with the ability to connect to multiple devices. This way you can make sure that everyone in your household remains secure. There are a number of services that offer multiple simultaneous connections, bu

Roku launches its free TV streaming service in the UK – if you can put up with the ads

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If you’ve been looking for a free TV streaming service to fill up those long days and weekends, look no further: Roku has now launched a free, ad-supported TV platform in the UK. The Roku Channel isn’t a new enterprise, having first launched in the US back in 2017. The service aggregates free content from a variety of sources and publishers into the simple and easy-to-navigate Roku OS, giving tho

Google Play Store policies adapt to COVID-19 pandemic

SlashGear / 3h
Smartphones have become an essential part of modern life but getting stuck at home made them even more critical. But as more and more people rely on the Internet and mobile devices, the importance of keeping these places safe from not just malware but also misinformation is becoming just as critical. Responding to the global situation, Google is making a … Continue reading

Polestar Precept concept details its green tech and Android interior

SlashGear / 3h
The Polestar Precept was meant to be the electric automaker’s big Geneva splash, but even if the car show didn’t go on, that’s not to say the shapely concept can’t get its moment in the spotlight. The luxury four-door GT is a striking manifesto, the automaker says, of what’s to come, and now we have more details about exactly what … Continue reading

iPhone 9 or iPhone SE? One name just appeared on a mobile carrier's website

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The iPhone 9 has been reportedly seen on a Verizon website, adding more fuel to rumors that the affordable Apple handset’s release date is imminent. The ‘iPhone 9’ was mentioned in a list of phones that Verizon accepts for trade-in value, alongside leading flagships like the iPhone 11 series, Samsung Galaxy S10 series, Galaxy Note 10 series, and Pixel 4 phones. This could have been a case of Veri

Polestar’s latest concept shows it thinks differently about design

28Ars Technica / 4h
The Polestar Precept isn't destined for production, but many of the ideas we see here will show up in the Polestar 3, a performance electric SUV due in late 2021. [credit: Polestar ] The Polestar Precept was one of the cars I was most looking forward to seeing in person before the Geneva auto show got cancelled . The brand is a new one, spun out of Volvo with a fully funded mission to build excit

Martin Shkreli Asks for Three Month Prison Furlough, Supposedly to Help Fight Coronavirus

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Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive and possible goblin-kobold hybrid best known for acquiring the rights to and jacking up the price of HIV drug Daraprim before scoring seven years in a cell for securities fraud , is trying to get out of prison by claiming he might be of use in the fight against the novel… Read more...

7 of the Noble Opossum's Finest Qualities

100+How-To Geek / 5h
What do most people see when they look at a Virginia opossum? A big pale rat, most likely an overnight roadkill victim. Not me. Me, I see a hero we don’t deserve. Read This Article on MindBounce ›

Boeing will send Starliner on another uncrewed test flight

Boeing Starliner NASA100+Engadget / 5h
Boeing will conduct another unmanned test flight to demonstrate the Starliner spacecraft after its first attempt failed to reach the ISS. According to The Washington Post , the repeat flight will take place in October or November, which means the aerospace corporation likely won’t be able to launch a crewed flight this year. SpaceX, on the other hand, recently assured NASA and space fans that it

Best chat apps: the top ways to video call your friends and family

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It’s a lonely world we’re currently living in, but while you might not be able to see most (or any) of your friends and family face to face, with video calls you can do the next best thing. The good news is there’s no shortage of video calling apps to choose from. The bad news is there are so many video calling apps to choose from that you might struggle to, well, choose one, or avoid landing on

LG G9 or its replacement could be announced in May

SlashGear / 6h
LG already announced its early 2020 flagship but, breaking its almost decade-long tradition, it launched a member of the V series first, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G with Dual Screen. This naturally added fodder to rumors that LG is retiring its premium G brand or at the very least demoting it to something on a lower tier. Whatever decision it … Continue reading

Board Games Are Having A Bad Time

1KGizmodo / 6h
As we’re only now starting to see in video games, with The Last Of Us 2 being the most high profile casualty (so far) , global Covid-19 lockdowns are wreaking absolute havoc on the ability of companies to make and sell games. But if you think it’s bad for video games, spare a thought for anyone involved in board games. Read more...

Double your 5G speeds with this little-known technology

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It turns out, you can combine two 5G streams into one using a little known VPN called Speedify - the only VPN to feature channel bonding. You'll obviously need two wireless internet connections, ideally on two separate networks (in the UK, that might be Three and Vodafone and in the US, Verizon and AT&T). It is more expensive, but has its advantages for remote working, allowing you to continue wo

Pixel 4 Face Unlock can finally require eyes to be open in April update

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The Pixel 4 prided itself with its fancy new sensors hiding behind its thick forehead. In addition to hands-free gestures, the Pixel 4 also made face unlock the only secure biometrics option for the phone, throwing the fingerprint scanner out the window. Unfortunately, some found it to be actually less secure in one specific situation which, months after launch, Google … Continue reading

NASCAR driver 'rage quits' esports race

NASCAR Driver Wallace200+Engadget / 6h
With real-life race events canceled, drivers have taken their talents to esports and unsurprisingly, the usual conflicts have followed. On Sunday during the Food City Showdown from Bristol Motor Speedway in a race that was airing on Fox, Bubba Wallace and Clint Bowyer got together on lap 11, spinning Bowyer out and putting Wallace’s car in the wall. Yeahhhhh. Car high homie. Still there still the

Latest iPhone 12 specs leak seemingly confirms four different models

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Contradicting a recent report which predicted that the iPhone 12 range might be delayed until next year , a new specs leak from tech analyst Jon Prosser claims that prototyping for the upcoming handsets has been finalized, making a release in 2020 entirely possible. Lining up with a report made by trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo late last year , the new leak seemingly confirms that the Cuperti

Unpacking the controversial 'mugshot challenge' makeup trend

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James Charles is facing backlash for participating in a popular TikTok trend that imitates mugshots. The "mugshot challenge" originated on TikTok, which began idealizing mugshots long before users started mimicking them. In early March, users posted videos of mugshots they thought were attractive. "Last girl looks like she knows how to have a gooooood time," one user captioned their video , which

Disney Works From Home With Its At Home With Olaf Digital Series

74Gizmodo / 7h
Like the great Fifth Harmony once said: “You can work from home, oh oh, oh oh.” Disney Animation is keeping kids entertained remotely with a new digital series all about Frozen’s Olaf, created at home by animator Hyrum Osmond and voiced by Josh Gad . Read more...

Short-form streaming app Quibi launches to rival Netflix

200+BBC News - Technology / 7h
BBC's technology reporter tests if Quibi's platform with 10-minute or shorter videos could get viewers hooked.

Xbox April update brings a Simplified Guide and UI changes to Insiders

SlashGear / 7h
Recent global events have thrown many schedules and plans into disarray, even in the ordered chaos of the gaming industry. Games are launching late (some postponed indefinitely) while there are worries that new consoles would similarly be delayed. Fortunately for Xbox gamers, Microsoft continues to trudge the path towards new features for its Windows-based operating system and has announced some

Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) on T-Mobile gets a later shipping date

SlashGear / 7h
Thanks to the frightening prospect of being bored at home, the number of purchases of entertainment devices, from gaming consoles to tablets, have surged recently. This is definitely an opportune time for Amazon Apple whose Kindle readers, Fire tablets, and iPads have become synonymous with digital content consumption. Not one to be left out, Samsung is also pushing its own … Continue reading

Boeing plans second unmanned Starliner test following December glitch

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Boeing has made the decision to conduct a second Orbital Test Flight following the troubles it experienced late last year with the initial test. The company announced its decision on Monday, stating that it will conduct a second flight at zero cost to taxpayers, doing so to prove the safety of its system. The second flight will follow its first … Continue reading

Google Fit redesign focuses on your step count

100+Engadget / 8h
Google Fit has received another redesign , and this time the focus is on a favorite aspect of fitness tracking: step counts. The Android , iOS and Wear OS versions of Fit have shunted the Move Minutes goal to the side in place of the step count and Heart Points. In theory, this caters to the step-obsessed while ensuring that you’re still getting in the more intense exercise needed for a truly act

Star Trek: The Original Series’ Must-Watch Episodes

200+Gizmodo / 8h
Star Trek . It’s one of the most quintessential pieces of science-fiction television around. And there’s a whole damn lot of it , even if you cut it down to the current eight different shows in the franchise (there’s even more on the way !). Want to start, but need a little guidance? We’ve beamed up to help you. Read more...

Galaxy Chromebook and its 4K screen is now available in the US

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Along with the surge in users on the Internet, there has also been a rise in the purchases of computers and especially laptops in the past weeks and months. This is mostly connected by the need to take work home during quarantine and shelter-in-place periods. Unfortunately, that fell outside the launch window of many new notebook computers that just got … Continue reading

This toilet recognizes your butthole and uploads photos to the cloud. For science.

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Stanford scientists want you to boldly go where no one has gone before. Specifically, that would be into a camera-laden toilet that scans and recognizes your analprint. According to a paper published today in the journal Nature, researchers at the storied university have devised a system for tracking defecation and urination by specific individuals over time, sending that data to the cloud, and a

Agritech startup DeHaat raises $12M to reach more farmers in India

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DeHaat, an online platform that offers full-stack agricultural services to farmers, has raised $12 million as it looks to scale its network across India. The Series A financial round for the eight-year-old Patna and Gurgaon-based startup was led by Sequoia Capital India. Dutch entrepreneurial development bank FMO, and existing investors Omnivore and AgFunder, also participated in the round. The s

New Streaming Service Quibi Accused of Ripping Off ‘Everything Is Terrible!’ [Update]

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If new streaming service Quibi’s show “ Memory Hole ” looks familiar to you, you’re not alone. According to the video and performance collective Everything Is Terrible (EIT!), which has been around since 2007, Quibi’s show bears more than a coincidental resemblance to its 2014 show by the same name. In a tweet earlier… Read more...

Amazon vendors up in arms over FBA shipment freeze

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Back in mid-March, Amazon notified sellers in the US and EU that it would no longer be receiving non-essential shipments of Fulfilled-by-Amazon (FBA) inventory. While the freeze for these marketplaces was originally set to end on April 5, in its FAQ , Amazon states: “Given that the impact of COVID-19 is still developing, we do not have an exact date when operations will be fully restored. Instead

Zoom is different on your phone, so here’s when to use it

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With the novel coronavirus keeping most of us stuck inside, Zoom video calls have become the new way to conduct business and socialize with family and friends. Last week, for example, I played a virtual game of trivia with over 130 participants from around the world; listened in on a work meeting with 12 others; had a family check-in with my cousins and sister; and enjoyed a DJ livestream — all t

Boeing to re-fly uncrewed demo mission of their human spacecraft after first try met with errors

Boeing Starliner NASA100+TechCrunch / 10h
Boeing has confirmed what many suspected following the partial failure of their original Starliner capsule Orbital Flight Test (OFT) – the company will re-fly the mission, once again seeking to test and demonstrate the Starliner’s launch, flight, Space Station docking and landing capabilities prior to flying a version of the mission with actual astronauts on board. In a statement , Boeing said th

United Airlines may resume limited China flights, the first suspended due to the coronavirus

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United Airlines is considering resuming limited passenger service to Shanghai as China begins to recover from the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Star Alliance carrier is “looking at the possibility” of resuming once-weekly service to Shanghai Pudong (PVG), United senior vice president of flight operations Bryan Quigley told pilots in a memo on April 4 viewed by TPG. The airline suspended all ser

U.S. Bans Returning Cruise Passengers From Taking Commercial Flights

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Over the past several days multiple airline flight crews have refused to work their flights because they were carrying passengers off of Holland America's Zaandam cruise ship. Now the U.S. government will no longer allow returning cruise passengers to take commercial flights. Continue reading ...

500-year-old manuscript contains earliest known use of the “F-word”

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Monty Python' and the Holy Grail Enlarge / "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!" Monty Python' and the Holy Grail 's family-friendly approach to swearing handily avoids the F-word. (credit: YouTube/Funny or Die/Monty Python ) Scotland has much to recommend it: impressive architecture, gorgeous Highlands, and a long, distinguished intellectual tradition that has spawne

Popular video games are getting ‘stay home’ coronavirus banners

SlashGear / 10h
The United Kingdom has turned to some of the most popular video games on the market to encourage the public to stay home. The new effort involves banners the companies have agreed to put in their games, ones that read, “Stay At Home, Save Lives.” The initiative comes from the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which is … Continue reading

Facebook health survey helps Carnegie Mellon track COVID-19 cases

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Facebook says that it is working with Carnegie Mellon University’s Delphi Research Center to help track and forecast the potential spread of the infectious disease COVID-19. The effort comes in the form of a survey that some Facebook users will be given the opportunity to take; it’ll ask questions related to symptoms and more, which will be used to generate … Continue reading

Drones in Africa: How they could become lifesavers

400+BBC News - Technology / 10h
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame says drones will become important for his nation, but can they really deliver?

Boeing suspends 787 airplane production

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Boeing said Monday it will suspend all 787 operations at its South Carolina factory following a stay-at-home order issued by the governor, effectively putting the company’s entire commercial airplane production on hiatus. The closure will start at the end of the second shift April 8. Boeing announced the production suspension on the same day it confirmed that it would re-fly the Starliner capsule

Self-driving shuttles are ferrying COVID-19 tests at a Florida clinic

Florida Mayo Clinic200+Engadget / 10h
Drive-thru COVID-19 tests are only as safe and quick as the systems used to put those tests in the hands of clinics, and a new initiative in Jacksonville, Florida might just improve that weak link. The Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Navya and Beep are using completely self-driving shuttles to carry COVID-19 tests from a drive-thru location to the Mayo Clinic campus. The move

The Best Couch Co-Op Games When You're Stuck At Home With People

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By now, you’ve probably figured out how to stay connected to your socially distanced friends. You’ve set up the Discord server. You’ve figured out which games have great online multiplayer. You’ve pinpointed a weekly time that works for everyone for a large-scale Animal Crossing visit (not that anyone’s schedules are… Read more...

Some Hilton Aspire cardholders are automatically receiving their $250 resort credit

The Points Guy / 10h
As the coronavirus continues to suppress demand for travel around the globe, many award travelers with premium credit cards find themselves in a difficult position. Much of the value proposition surrounding the explosion of the premium card market is based on the idea of paying hefty annual fees up front and slowly recouping that value through statement credits and other travel and lifestyle perk

Coronavirus: Offline sex workers forced to start again online

500+BBC News - Technology / 10h
Increased competition and privacy risks are some of the challenges facing workers making the switch.

White House signals support for a new international Moon Treaty

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The international community has struggled for decades to formalize rules regarding the collection and use of resources in space and on the Moon. While the U.S. and all spacefaring countries declined to endorse the most famous attempt, the 1979 “Moon Treaty,” the new Moon race has spurred the White House to announce it is open to a new international agreement on the topic. In an executive order is

Bidet startup Tushy scales up to meet demand amid toilet paper shortage

200+TechCrunch / 10h
Business at Tushy is booming. While the circumstances that led to the boom are sobering, the bidet company needed to adapt its strategy after seeing an uptick in business amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Other companies in this cohort include video conferencing service Zoom, meal kit service Blue Apron and Facebook, thanks to its social network, video hardware Portal and Oculus Quest VR headset. These

Airbnb Raises $1 Billion to Stockpile Cash in Pandemic

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The home rental company raised new funding as its business has been roiled by the coronavirus.

12 great book-to-streaming TV adaptations to watch right now

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Pixel 4 adds an 'eyes open' check for using face unlock

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It took several months , but you can finally enable face unlock on your Pixel 4 without worrying that someone will access your phone while you’re sleeping. Google has rolled out an April security update that adds the promised “require eyes to be open” optional setting. Enable it in the Face Unlock menu and you’ll have to be awake and vaguely attentive to get into your phone. We can see this causi

After troubled first flight, Boeing will refly Starliner without crew

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Enlarge / A closeup view of the Starliner capsule with its service module immediately beneath it. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann ) Boeing announced on Monday evening that it will refly its Starliner spacecraft, without astronauts, to demonstrate the vehicle's safety for NASA. "We are committed to the safety of the men and women who design, build and ultimately will fly on the Starliner just as we have

Delta joins American and United in slashing New York network

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Delta has joined the other legacy U.S. carriers in significantly reducing its footprint in the New York metro area for April. The Atlanta-based airline is reducing schedules at all three airports even more than expected this month, making the new round of cuts as New York City emerges as a hotspot in the nation’s battle against the coronavirus outbreak. The schedule changes were first reported by

Woman Sues Aer Lingus For Yanking Her Out Of The Lavatory As Plane Took Off

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An Aer Lingus passenger is suing because she says flight attendants yanked out of the lavatory as the plane prepared to go into its takeoff roll. The passenger says she was “dragged back to her seat while her pants were still below her knees, exposing her buttocks and genitalia to other passengers.” Continue reading ...

AngelList lays off a number of staff and cuts executive salaries

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AngelList, a platform that connects angel investors to startups and has roughly $1.8 billion assets under management, has laid off a sizable number of staff and cut executive salaries across all departments, according to a source familiar with the company. AngelList declined to share the number of people who were laid off. The layoffs, which happened last week, largely impacted the company’s tale

This major Chinese VPN provider has been hacked

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As governments around the world continue to deal with the coronavirus pandemic , a hacking group with potential ties to South Korea has launched an espionage campaign against the Chinese government. The DarkHotel advanced persistent threat group has compromised over 200 VPN servers in order to infiltrate a number of Chinese institutions and government agencies, according to a new report from Qiho

Best podcasts to listen to while gaming

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If you're the type of person who needs to constantly keep your brain and your hands busy, then you probably understand the strange urge to play video games and listen to podcasts at the same time. The part of our brains that loves to feel productive also loves to multitask. Nevermind that multitasking is actually probably actively making us less productive in the end. Unfortunately, we live in a

How to Make a Face Mask From a T-Shirt or Coffee Filter and Bandanna

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Following new guidance issued last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that people in the U.S. wear masks in public settings to mitigate the spread of covid-19 between individuals who may be asymptomatic—and as available masks are desperately needed by health workers on the front lines of the global… Read more...

Google Maps update adds filters for finding takeout and delivery food

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Google has pushed out another Maps update that makes things easier for businesses and consumers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. With this update, Google Maps features two new search filters: Delivery and Takeout. Both are related to food, of course, helping users figure out which restaurants in their city are still taking food orders. The feature is live on mobile. … Continue reading

You can now book American Airlines Web Specials by phone — great news for families

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The unfortunate trend that we’ve seen from airlines around the globe in recent years is a shift away from fixed award charts and towards a variable or “dynamic” pricing scheme. Delta was the first of the three legacy U.S. carriers to adopt this policy several years back, and United followed suit late last year. American Airlines, meanwhile, has taken a slightly different approach. Instead of an a

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Who Should Take Care of Kids When Parents Are Too Sick With Coronavirus?

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I recently asked my husband what we would do if we both got severely ill with coronavirus and couldn’t take care of our toddler. Under any other circumstances requiring backup childcare, the answer would be simple: my dad, my son’s grandfather, who lives ten minutes away. Now, Grandpa is emphatically off-limits as a… Read more...

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How long will US airlines’ cash last? Between 4 months and a year, analyst says

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U.S. airlines have enough cash, on average, to survive nearly eight months before they face the prospect of bankruptcy or worse, a new report from Raymond James finds. The industry has enough cash to cover its bills — in other words cash-on-hand minus how much an airline must spend daily — for an average of 7.9 months, the report on April 5 finds. The analysis finds that American Airlines, which

Facebook and Carnegie Mellon launch survey to track Covid-19

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Facebook is working with researchers at Carnegie Mellon to survey users about coronavirus symptoms as part of the company’s latest effort to help fight the pandemic. The new surveys, which will begin appearing at the top of users’