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WhatsApp imposes even stricter limits on message forwarding

WhatsApp Forwarding One62Engadget / 18min
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

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 33min
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

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 40min
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

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 40min
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

WhatsApp Forwarding One32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 40min
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

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 40min
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

Popular Mechanics / 46min
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Vegetables to grow during a crisis

Popular Mechanics / 46min
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

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

Intel Gen Core AMD32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 54min
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

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 54min
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

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
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

100+TechCrunch / 2h
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
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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

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
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

500+Gizmodo / 5h
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

Google Pixel AprilSlashGear / 6h
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

TikTok 9100+Mashable / 6h
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

Boeing Starliner NASASlashGear / 8h
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

Samsung ChromebookSlashGear / 8h
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.

1KMashable / 9h
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

Coronavirus DeHaat India100+TechCrunch / 9h
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

31The Points Guy / 10h
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”

1KArs Technica / 10h
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

Boeing Starliner NASA100+TechCrunch / 10h
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

Saints Xbox One SR500+Lifehacker / 10h
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

100+TechCrunch / 10h
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

Airbnb $1B Year SL200+NYT > Technology / 11h
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

84Engadget / 11h
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

Boeing Starliner NASA500+Ars Technica / 11h
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

23The Points Guy / 11h
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

View from the Wing / 11h
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

100+TechCrunch / 11h
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

Arduino One Chinese VPN76TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
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

Saints Xbox One SR22Mashable / 11h
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

CDC Bandana Face Mask1KGizmodo / 11h
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

Google Maps TakeoutSlashGear / 11h
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

The Points Guy / 11h
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

The A.V. Club The best TV comedies on Netflix | Kotaku The Best Couch Co-Op Games When You're Stuck At Home With People...

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The A.V. Club The best TV comedies on Netflix | Kotaku The Best Couch Co-Op Games When You're Stuck At Home With People | Lifehacker How to Make Sure You Get Your Coronavirus Relief Money, Even If You Don't Need to File Taxes | Gizmodo 10 Apocalypse Movies to Watch With Happy (or at Least Not Totally Depressing) Endings | Jezebel Who Should Take Care of Kids When Parents Are Too Sick With Coronav

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

100+Lifehacker / 12h
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...

The A.V. Club The best TV comedies on Netflix | Kotaku The Best Couch Co-Op Games When You're Stuck At Home With People...

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The A.V. Club The best TV comedies on Netflix | Kotaku The Best Couch Co-Op Games When You're Stuck At Home With People | Lifehacker How to Make Sure You Get Your Coronavirus Relief Money, Even If You Don't Need to File Taxes | Gizmodo 10 Apocalypse Movies to Watch With Happy (or at Least Not Totally Depressing) Endings | Jezebel Who Should Take Care of Kids When Parents Are Too Sick With Coronav

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

57The Points Guy / 12h
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

Facebook Carnegie Mellon100+Engadget / 12h
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’


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Schools ban Zoom citing security and privacy concerns

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Zoom is being banned by school across the United States following an increasing number of security and privacy issues reported by the app's users. The video conferencing app has seen a meteoric rise in the last couple of months, recording over 200 million users by the end of March compared to 10 million users at the end of last year. This has led Zoom to quickly become the preferred platform for

A second potential COVID-19 vaccine, backed by Bill and Melinda Gates, is entering human testing

3KTechCrunch / 5h
A new COVID-19 vaccine candidate is entering Phase 1 clinical human testing today , after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted an application from Inovio Pharmaceuticals under the regulator’s Investigational New Drug program. Inovio plans to inject its first volunteer test subject with the INO-4800 DNA vaccine candidate it has developed, following promising results from preclinica

The Asian Countries That Beat Covid-19 Have to Do It Again

7KWired / 14h
Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan had flattened the curve. Then travelers from the US and Europe began reimporting the virus.


Star Trek: The Original Series’ Must-Watch Episodes

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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

Samsung ChromebookSlashGear / 14min
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.

20Mashable / 26min
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

100+TechCrunch / 47min
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!’

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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 NASA88TechCrunch / 1h
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

The Points Guy / 1h
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

View from the Wing / 1h
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”

300+Ars Technica / 1h
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 / 1h
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

Facebook Carnegie MellonSlashGear / 1h
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

100+BBC News - Technology / 1h
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

100+Engadget / 1h
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 / 2h
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

100+BBC News - Technology / 2h
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

61TechCrunch / 2h
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

100+TechCrunch / 2h
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

Airbnb $1B Silver Lake100+NYT > Technology / 2h
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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Read more... More about Netflix , Hulu , Streaming , Streaming Guides , and Entertainment

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

66Engadget / 2h
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

Boeing Starliner NASA88Ars Technica / 2h
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

The Points Guy / 2h
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

View from the Wing / 3h
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

67TechCrunch / 3h
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

68TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
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

Mashable / 3h
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

CDC Bandana Face Mask200+Gizmodo / 3h
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

Google Maps TakeoutSlashGear / 3h
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

The Points Guy / 3h
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

The A.V. Club The best TV comedies on Netflix | Kotaku The Best Couch Co-Op Games When You're Stuck At Home With People...

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The A.V. Club The best TV comedies on Netflix | Kotaku The Best Couch Co-Op Games When You're Stuck At Home With People | Lifehacker How to Make Sure You Get Your Coronavirus Relief Money, Even If You Don't Need to File Taxes | Gizmodo 10 Apocalypse Movies to Watch With Happy (or at Least Not Totally Depressing) Endings | Jezebel Who Should Take Care of Kids When Parents Are Too Sick With Coronav

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

100+Lifehacker / 3h
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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The A.V. Club The best TV comedies on Netflix | Kotaku The Best Couch Co-Op Games When You're Stuck At Home With People | Lifehacker How to Make Sure You Get Your Coronavirus Relief Money, Even If You Don't Need to File Taxes | Gizmodo 10 Apocalypse Movies to Watch With Happy (or at Least Not Totally Depressing) Endings | Jezebel Who Should Take Care of Kids When Parents Are Too Sick With Coronav

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

22The Points Guy / 3h
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

Facebook Carnegie Mellon91Engadget / 3h
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’ News Feeds, will ask Facebook users to voluntarily share information about their health. Facebook has already pushed informational messages about the coronavirus to the

Looking for a cheap 5G phone in 2020? TCL says look no further

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TCL just unveiled a lineup of new phones that don't just pack performance and quad cameras at a low cost – one of them is a 5G phone that's slated to be sold at half the price of other leading 5G phones when it comes out later this year. It's not the first time the China-based TCL has sold phones in the UK and US, as it produces the budget Alcatel series of devices, and up until recently, was res

Cheap TV deals at Best Buy: 4K TVs starting at $249.99

Samsung Galaxy Android48TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
We've rounded up Best Buy's top cheap TV deals, which include price cuts from top brands like Samsung, LG, Toshiba, and more. You can find Black-Friday like prices on a range of 4K TVs with prices starting at $249.99 Best Buy's standout TV bargain is the Samsung 55-inch 4K TV that's on sale for $349.99 . That's a $30 discount and a fantastic price or a feature-rich mid-size 4K TV. The 55-inch TV

The New NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Box (Cylinder?) Streams Games and 4K Movies, And it's $20 Off Today

20Gizmodo / 3h
NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV 8GB | $130 | Best Buy Read more...

Cloth Masks, Wet Markets and 5G Towers Top Our Coronavirus Concerns This Week

CDC Bandana Face MaskLifehacker / 3h
Welcome back to our weekly discussion thread, now named the Coronavirus Roundtable. Once again I’d like to hear what you’ve been hearing about our current pandemic, especially if it makes you go “huh, could that be true?” Read more...

Self-Driving Car Company Lays Off All Its Human Safety Drivers

100+Futurism / 3h
Emergency Brakes The self-driving car startup Zoox just laid off all 120-something of its human safety drivers — and announced that it’s suspending all driving tests because of the coronavirus pandemic. Zoox has been testing its autonomous cars on the streets of California and Las Vegas, but can’t safely continue given California’s stated shelter-in-place rule, The Verge reports . And while some

Harley Quinn's Showrunner on Romance, Catwoman, and Underwater Musicals in Season 2

44Gizmodo / 3h
Harley Quinn ’s second season is bringing some big changes to Gotham City that are set to push its entire cast of heroes and villains to grow and change in fascinating ways. But co-showrunner Patrick Schumacker wants everyone to understand that what Harley and the gang are going through isn’t exactly turning them into… Read more...

Coronavirus pandemic exposes urgent need for programmers of a very old computer language

500+Mashable / 3h
Ventilators, retired doctors, N95 face masks — all have been in high demand from heads of state and U.S. governors, but now you can add COBOL programmers to that pandemic response list. That's right, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has a new request you might not have seen in the headlines. He needs help from computer programmers adept in a decades-old programming language called COBOL. During these

Serato Studio's latest update includes a limited free version

51Engadget / 3h
Since so many of us are unavoidably stuck indoors, this is a great opportunity to dig into new hobbies and skills. If music production happens to be on your list, Serato Studio is a great option right out of the gate and those who’ve been DJing with a controller are even better suited to use the platform. The full version of Studio is always available with a 14-day trial, but the software’s lates

The World’s First Cyborgs: Humanity’s Next Evolutionary Phase Is Here

100+Futurism / 4h
In a small dark experiment room, Bill, a wheel-chair bound tetraplegic, stares intently at a simulated arm on a computer screen. Two tentacle-like cables protrude from his skull and hook into a nearby computer, which sends messages to electrodes implanted in his arm and hand. If the experiment is successful, Bill will move his limbs again. This early scene from Futurism’s newly released documenta

Disney plans to release a Frozen digital video series made at home

SlashGear / 4h
Hit animated Disney movie Frozen is returning in the form of a digital video series that was created at home. Disney Animation teased the new series in a tweet on Monday, explaining that it was created by Olaf animator Hyrum Osmond with help from others while quarantined at home. As expected, the voice audio for the new short series was … Continue reading

Creative ways to host a virtual birthday party for kids

Microsoft NYC Zoom100+TechCrunch / 4h
Social distancing requirements amid the COVID-19 pandemic may have canceled kids’ birthday parties, but parents are finding new ways to take the celebrations online. While video chat apps like Zoom, Google Hangouts or FaceTime are an option for gathering kids together in the virtual space, there’s still the challenge of what to do once there. A few companies are working to solve this challenge fo

Join the first ‘TPG Talks’ webinar and learn how to earn miles from home

The Points Guy / 4h
Stuck at home and dreaming about your next trip? Join the first-ever session of TPG Talks to learn one of the easiest ways to earn points, miles or cash back without leaving the comfort of your living room: online shopping portals . If you’ve ever purchased anything online, you don’t want to miss this session. Register now at this link TPG Talks is a series of live webinars hosted by team members

Headspace offers free mindfulness exercises to help with stress

87Engadget / 4h
To help people in New York, one of the cities in the US hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic , mindfulness app Headspace has made some of its meditation and sleep exercises free. The resources are available through a new website the company launched today in partnership with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ( via The Verge ). In all, there 10 audio tracks to help New Yorkers meditate and fall as

What to Watch Tonight, April 6, 2020

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This Sling TV deal gets you free cable TV for a week with no credit card details needed

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Social distancing at home has got a lot easier thanks to Sling TV. The TV streaming service is currently offering 7 days FREE of its Sling TV Blue plan . This isn't a free trial and there's no commitment, contracts or payment details required - you can simply get one week free access to its Sling TV Blue service without paying a penny. - Head straight to the Sling website to take advantage of thi

This fake Discord software could infect your PC

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
A new variant of the AnarchyGrabber malware has been discovered by MalwareHunterTeam which modifies Discord client files in order to evade detection and steal user accounts every time someone logs into the popular chat service. The malware is distributed on hacking forums and in YouTube videos to allow cybercriminals to steal user tokens for a logged-in Discord user once it is executed. These use

Is Residential Solar Power Worth It? This Free Online Tool Will Tell You.

30Futurism / 4h
Futurism fans: To create this content, a non-editorial team worked with an affiliate partner. We may collect a small commission on items purchased through this page. This post does not necessarily reflect the views or the endorsement of the Futurism.com editorial staff. Everybody knows solar power is great in theory. Not only does it reduce your monthly utility bill, but it’s also good for the pl

Google Fit updated with step count, WHO COVID-19 info

SlashGear / 4h
The latest update to Google Fit might make your old Android Wear device into a fitness tracker of the future. If you’ve been away from Google Fit for a year or two, the differences between the old version and what’s out now may seem immense. The Google Fit system works with the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization … Continue reading

Google Maps' New Shortcuts Makes It Easy to Find Takeout and Delivery

40How-To Geek / 4h
In many places around the world right now, local stay-at-home and essential business-only orders have forced restaurants to shut down dining areas. But, those rules usually come with a takeout and delivery exception. To that end, Google Maps has new takeout and delivery shortcuts to help you find a quick bite to eat. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Here’s What It Would Be Like to Drive on Different Planets

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Learner’s Permit YouTube science channel The Action Lab had a fun idea: use the physics-heavy driving simulator BeamNG.drive to show what it would be like to drive on various heavenly bodies. Here’s the Earth, for a baseline: Moon Bounce And here’s the simulation with gravity set to that of the Moon, making it difficult to even get traction: Jupiter Descending Then the YouTubers went hard by flip

Air Canada Extends Altitude Status, Gets Creative

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Yesterday we saw Delta SkyMiles and United MileagePlus announce that they’d extend current elite status for members by 12 months (and more), and now Air Canada is announcing a similar initiative. Air Canada is even getting a bit creative, so let’s take a look at what they’ve announced: Air Canada Altitude status extended by 12 months All Air Canada Altitude status for 2020 will automatically be e

If You Use the Key Ring App, Update Your Account Security Now

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If you use the popular digital wallet app Key Ring , a security update is an immediate must-do. The app recently accidentally exposed the personal information of over 44 million users due to misconfigured Amazon Web Service (AWS) cloud severs (via Threat Post ). The leak was discovered by data security firm vpnMentor,… Read more...

Facebook starts prompting US users to fill out a COVID-19 survey to help track the virus

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Starting today, some U.S. Facebook users will see a new pop-up on the app asking them to complete a survey about COVID-19. The survey, from Carnegie Mellon University’s Delphi epidemiological research center , is one of many new symptom mapping projects that seek to anticipate where the next wave of the virus will hit as COVID-19 sweeps through populations the world over. As if often the case in

As demand for mental health services soars, SonderMind raises $27 million to expand its services

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“Our real focus is on democratizing mental healthcare,” says SonderMind co-founder chief executive, Mark Frank. His company, founded back in 2017, is having a moment. With the restrictions and economic stresses caused by the government’s efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic in the U.S., demand for mental health services is soaring. And it’s compounding what was already a mental

Airbnb turns to private equity to raise $1 billion

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Airbnb said Monday that it has raised $1 billion in debt and equity from private equity firms Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners, even as the online rental marketplace has seen its business plummet due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. It’s unclear how this funding might alter Airbnb’s previously shared plans to go public. COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavir

Albert William Kaline (December 19, 1934 – April 6,...

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Albert William Kaline (December 19, 1934 – April 6, 2020) Portrait of Al Kaline, baseball player for the Detroit Tigers. Courtesy of the Ernie Harwell Sports Collection, Detroit Public Library

Call of Duty League resumes April 10th with online-only format

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The Call of Duty League will return this weekend after several weeks of inaction. Much like the Overwatch League , its fellow Activision Blizzard esports series, matches will take place entirely online with players taking part remotely. The league cancelled live events in recent weeks owing to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. Play will follow the usual tournament format, with eight teams squa

Super Moon April 2020: The biggest one all year

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Tuesday night you’ll be able to see the most full and large Supermoon of the year 2020. This is called the Super Pink Moon, but it won’t actually appear to be pink in color. This one name (of many) includes two separate descriptors, one because it’s a Super Moon, another because it’s a Pink Moon. This is also the point … Continue reading

Quibi had a launch day outage

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Looks like things haven’t gone completely smoothly with Quibi ‘s launch. The issue appears to have been resolved, but the Quibi customer support account tweeted this afternoon that “some users may be experiencing problems with the Quibi app,” only to add an hour later that “Users should once again be able to use the Quibi app normally. Thank you for your patience.” It’s not clear how widespread t

Air Canada Extends Elite Status And Makes It Easy To Keep Earning – And Gifting – Status

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Air Canada has come up with a couple of interesting things to make it worth continuing to earn status and make it even easier to do so even while doing something good during the current crisis. Continue reading ...

American stocks rally sharply on COVID-19 optimism as earnings loom

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Stocks rallied Monday, with all major indices snapping back into positive territories as investors seized on any positive developments in the fight to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The stock market is, of course, not the economy. And this is likely a dead-cat bounce — a temporary recovery after a big fall. The question is how many dead-cat bounces will we

COVID-19 crisis spurs triple-digit growth for refurbishing startup Back Market

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Eva Yoo Contributor Eva Yoo is founder of Seek Road , the project wherein she cycles from Seoul to London while interviewing startups on the Silk Road. More posts by this contributor How this Kazakhstan internet giant built success on ideas from Russia and China While a number of startups have been hard hit by efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, refurbishing firm Back Market is show

Everything You Need to Know About Quibi

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Quibi, a new streaming service from Jeffery Katzenberg, founder and CEO of Dreamworks, officially launched today. Unlike most streaming services that are meant to be watched on your television, Quibi is designed to be watched primarily on your mobile phone. Read more...

How to Make Sure You Get Your Coronavirus Relief Money, Even If You Don't Need to File Taxes

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Relief payments are slated to begin this week, but there’s still some confusion about who’s getting what—and which pieces of information the government needs in order to process your payment. Read more...

Hectic yet hilarious viral video shows how chaotic quarantine life is getting

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A chaotic video of a family's living room illustrates just how stir-crazy people are going by staying at home to curb the spread of the coronavirus. For many, working and taking care of young children is already a challenge. It's even more difficult when you're social distancing. Last week, Jason Finegan walked in on the peak of the chaos. His wife, singer Rachel Adedeji , was belting Whitney Hou

Bubba Wallace rage-quit a NASCAR esports race, then lost his sponsor

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iRacing Enlarge / When Bubba Wallace (top left, #43 car) got into a wreck with Clint Boyer (middle, #14 car) during an iRacing event on Sunday night, he rage-quit after respawning in the pit lane. (credit: iRacing/NASCAR ) As NASCAR turns to esports as a way to continue racing in an age of social isolation, one up-and-coming driver has found out there are consequences for rage-quitting. Bubba Wal

Suck Up the Savings with a Discounted Dyson Ball, Today Only

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New York taps meditation app Headspace to help the public calm down

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Many people are feeling various negative emotions related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic: fear, loneliness, despair, and more. These feelings can be overwhelming, particularly when so many are forced to remain isolated in their homes with few things to distract them. According to meditation company Headspace, New York Governor Cuomo’s office recently reached out in hopes of helping the publi

McLaren 765LT gets a US price tag – and it’s a surprise

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McLaren has priced up its epic 765LT, the latest Longtail in an illustrious series of stretched supercars with an appetite for speed. Only 765 of the cars – based on the McLaren 720S but longer, lighter, and more powerful – will be produced, and each carrying a premium price tag to boot. Indeed, McLaren says that the 765LT will start … Continue reading

Death toll rises as Princess tries to clear cruise ship experiencing coronavirus outbreak

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Another passenger on the coronavirus -stricken Coral Princess died over the weekend after waiting hours for a hospital bed in Miami. The family of Wilson Maa, 71, of the San Francisco area said he died late Saturday from complications related to COVID-19 shortly after being taken from the Princess Cruises ship to a local hospital. Two other passengers had died on board the vessel on Friday. Coral

Boris Johnson is in intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened

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Swarm finally gets full regulatory approval to launch its satellites

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Today, the space tech startup Swarm Technologies announced that it is fully licensed to launch its commercial offering. This has been a years-long process, during which time Swarm violated FCC rules and was forced to pay a $900,000 penalty. The company appears ready to move on. It says it will begin serving customers later this year. “Having received all regulatory approvals to operate commercial

NASA sees an “exponential” jump in malware attacks as personnel work from home

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Enlarge (credit: Christiaan Colen / Flickr ) NASA has experienced an exponential increase in malware attacks and a doubling of agency devices trying to access malicious sites in the past few days as personnel work from home, the space agency’s Office of the Chief Information Officer said on Monday. A new wave “A new wave of cyber-attacks is targeting Federal Agency Personnel, required to telework

BounceX cuts staff, reduces salaries in wake of COVID-19 economic disruptions

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TechCrunch confirmed today that BounceX (the firm is rebranding this year) has executed layoffs and salary cuts in the wake of recent COVID-19-led economic disruptions. Many startups are undergoing staff cuts as the domestic and global economies slow, making individual reductions less newsworthy as the layoff tally rises. However, as BounceX is a company we’ve recently highlighted for its growth

Snack Every Minute of Everyday With $12 Kind Bars

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A Royal Reject Prepares for Revolution in This Excerpt From Fantasy Debut The Bone Shard Daughter

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An exciting new fantasy author will be releasing her debut novel this fall, and we’ve got a first peek at it. Andrea Stewart’s The Bone Shard Daughter is a magical adventure about a young royal who feels called to lead as her elderly, disapproving father’s kingdom teeters on the brink of a rebellion. Read more...

The 'you can only keep 3' meme is here to challenge you in this difficult time

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Dr. Drew Sends the Copyright Cops to Cover Up His Dangerous Downplaying of Coronavirus Threat

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Of all the dumb stuff some of us are guilty of indulging in during the current pandemic, downplaying its severity is certainly common. We’ve seen Sean Hannity do it. We’ve seen Elon Musk do it. And while a ton of us have probably seen Dr. Drew do it—thanks to a supercut of the media mogul that went viral over the… Read more...

Breaking: British Prime Minister With COVID-19 Moved to ICU

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According to a Monday afternoon tweet by BBC political correspondent Chris Mason, British prime minister Boris Johnson’s condition “has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit [ICU] at the hospital.” “The Prime Minister was taken to intensive care at around seven o’clock this evening and is conscious,” Mason tweeted in a follow-up . Johnson de

Minimalist proposals and weddings spread joy in coronavirus pandemic

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Proposing to a significant other, planning a wedding, or getting married in the middle of a pandemic is far from ideal. But steadfast romantics around the world are proving that love in the time of coronavirus , though not easy, is still possible. Over the past several months, strict precautions have taken effect around the world to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Some countries like Ita

Find and Share New Recipes With This Open Source Cookbook

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Cooking at home is one of the few activities that most of the population can engage in right now, which means it has taken on even more significance than usual. It is not enough to feed your body (so you go on living), you must nourish , you must uplift , you must connect . But all of this important cooking could very… Read more...

‘Saints Row: The Third Remastered’ will debut May 22nd

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It’s been almost seven years since the last true entry in the bombastic Saints Row series, and a new one probably won’t be coming anytime soon -- publisher THQ mentioned that a new game was in development as of last year, but has yet to reveal more details. However, fans won’t have to wait long for a hold-over: A remaster of Saints Row: The Third is coming next month. The game will hit PS4, Xbox

Dr. Drew apologizes for being a COVID-19 denier after copyright silliness

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The supercut of Dr. Drew being wrong. Everyone who is (or wants to be) anyone seems to have some opinion or advice about the current COVID-19 crisis. Many of those opinions have been, frankly, quite bad. And someone who makes his money from media appearances trying to disappear those opinions from the Internet after realizing those opinions were, in fact, quite bad, doesn't help matters any. Dr.

Coronavirus Conspiracy Theorists Are Setting 5G Towers on Fire

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5G Virus At least three 5G wireless communication towers have been set on fire in three British cities, according to the BBC — as discredited conspiracy theories spread on social media claiming there’s a link between the technology and the coronavirus outbreak. UK cabinet office minister Michael Gove called the conspiracy theories “nonsense, dangerous nonsense as well” during a government briefin

Hackers can take over your Mac and iPhone's mic and camera through Safari bugs

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The bugs could create a corrupted web link , tricking Safari into giving webcam and microphone access. Read more... More about Technology , Mashable Video , Hackers , Mac , and Safari

Scientists Are Spying on Google Searches to Track the Coronavirus

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User Data It turns out that all those frantic Google searches people make when they feel sick can be leveraged as a valuable public health tool. A team of scientists from Harvard and University College London has found that spikes in Google searches for symptoms of COVID-19 coincide neatly with outbreak hotspots, according to an opinion piece in The New York Times by data scientist Seth Stephens-

Buy United Miles With Up To A 100% Bonus

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Citi is an advertising partner of OMAAT Obviously this isn’t the time to buy miles speculatively. However, there are also lots of people planning last minute trips to get home, or planning travel way in advance, so if that applies to you, buying miles at a discount could be worth considering. That’s why I’ll keep covering deals to buy points as they arise. United Airlines MileagePlus has just lau

National Geographic launches a homeschool hub for parents and teachers, NatGeo@Home

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The COVID-19 outbreak has closed schools across most of the U.S., impacting more than 55 million students who are now learning at home. That’s created an increased demand for homeschool resources. Today, National Geographic is responding to that need with the launch of a new online hub, NatGeo@Home , which pulls together all of National Geographic’s family-friendly educational content into a one-

Take camping to the next level with this tiny trailer — Future Blink

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Droplet is both lightweight and strong in build and holds a Queen-size bed, as well as a cooking space. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Outdoors , Camping , and Future Blink

Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson on shifting a 3,000-person company to fully remote

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What’s it like to take a company with 3,000 employees distributed across 25 offices and make it fully remote with just a few weeks’ notice? I hopped on a call with Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson to hear about how their transition has gone so far, and what he’s learned from the process. Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson Remote work isn’t brand-new for Twilio; as with a lot of software companies, many employees have

'Apex Legends' Old Ways trailer shows off its town takeover mode

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Respawn has shared a new gameplay trailer that details what Apex Legends players can expect when tomorrow’s the Old Ways event starts. The highlight of the two-week event is a town takeover mode called “Bloodhound’s Trials” that will put you and your squad against computer-controlled prowler monsters and other players. Complete the trials and you’ll get access to high-tier loot. One of the more i

Host a Quick Meeting With Skype's 'Meet Now', No Login Needed

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My new Dungeons & Dragons gaming group has been meeting virtually the past few weeks, but we still can’t decide on which service offers the best quality and user interface—and is easiest for all of us to access. We’ve been jumping between Zooms, Facebooks, FaceTimes, and even a Houseparty or two, and we haven’t made… Read more...

How technology can boost workplace wellbeing

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There are few people in this country whose lives have not been dramatically altered by the impact of the ongoing pandemic. The UK lockdown, which has mandated home working, school closures, social distancing and the closing of restaurants and pubs, has transformed our daily routines and the way we communicate with each other. For many of us, the last two weeks have been an experiment in home work

Diets high in fiber may have an important impact on breast cancer risk

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A number of studies over the years have linked high fiber consumption with lowered risks of developing certain diseases and cancers, the reasons for which may include supporting a healthy microbiome. Whether eating higher amounts of fiber potentially has a beneficial impact on breast cancer risk has remained in contention, but a new analysis of existing research has found a … Continue reading

Cheap MacBook deal at Best Buy: the 13-inch MacBook Air gets a $350 price cut

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Looking for a cheap MacBook deal? Best Buy's Apple Event Sale is happening right now and includes price cuts on the 2019 MacBook Air. For a limited time, you can get the 13-inch MacBook Air on sale for $899 . That's a $200 discount and the best price we've found for the 13-inch laptop. If you're looking for more storage, Best Buy also has the 256GB MacBook Air on sale for $949.99 . The 2019 MacBo

Here's how to make a face mask in 45 seconds according to the CDC

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You can use a shirt, hand towel, or bandana as the cloth, with rubber bands as the ear holders. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Face Mask , Quarantine , Coronavirus , and Covid 19

Earth scorched in the first 3 months of 2020

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The American economy has seriously sputtered during the coronavirus pandemic, but the planet's relentless warming trend hasn't. After Earth experienced its second-hottest year in 140 years of record-keeping in 2019, the first few months of this year have either broken historic monthly records, or come close. January 2020 was the warmest January on record . February 2020 was the second hottest suc

How Safe Was Airline Travel In 2019?

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There’s not much positive news in the airline industry nowadays, though at least a new report reveals that 2019 was a very safe year for airlines. How safe was commercial air travel in 2019? IATA has published their airline safety report for 2019 . They publish this on an annual basis, and it’s always a good reminder of just how safe flying is, and even how much progress is being made. One of the

Late-night hosts will help stream a COVID-19 benefit concert on April 18th

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On April 18th, late night hosts and celebrities will participate in One World: Together At Home , a virtual benefit concert to raise money for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund . The multi-hour digital broadcast will stream on several platforms, including Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, Twitter and YouTube, as well as traditional TV networks, like ABC, NBC and ViacomCBS. Jimmy Fallon, Jim

First Inside Xbox of 2020 premieres this week: Here’s what’s in store

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The first Inside Xbox livestream of 2020 is coming at us this week, and it promises more details on some of Microsoft’s big first-party titles of the year. The whole presentation should last for around 40 minutes, and will cover three games in particular: Grounded, Gears Tactics, and Sea of Thieves. Sea of Thieves, of course, needs no introduction, as … Continue reading

Russian telco 'hijacked internet traffic'

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Traffic intended for more than 200 of the world's largest content delivery networks ( CDNs ) and cloud hosting providers was recently redirected through Russia's state-owned telecoms provider Rostelecom. While the incident only lasted for about an hour, it affected more than 8,800 internet traffic routes from over 200 networks. The companies impacted by the BGP hijack include Google, Amazon, Face

United Airlines May Re-Start China Flights

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While demand is limited, it's growing, and United Airlines is considering a once a week return to Shanghai. Apple has historically purchased 50 business class seats a day on San Francisco - Shanghai from United Continue reading ...

What Does It Mean to Be Furloughed?

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Most of us know what it means to be laid off: You’ve been let go from your job, often in a way that is presented as due to no fault of your own, and you are free to both apply for unemployment benefits and pursue new employment possibilities. But what happens when you are furloughed? Furloughs are becoming much more… Read more...

Great, Now All That Dumped Milk Could Kill Fish

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The coronavirus pandemic has upended the U.S. food system. Shuttered restaurants are forcing farmers to leave produce rotting in fields and dumping out perfectly good milk . It’s a terrible waste in a time when millions of Americans are losing their jobs and resorting to food banks . But officials are also concerned… Read more...

Chase CEO details coronavirus relief measures

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The ongoing spread of COVID-19 has suppressed activity in nearly every sector of the economy. Today, in his annual letter to shareholders , JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon outlined some of the steps his bank will be taking to help affected customers. For the latest travel updates, bookmark TPG’s coronavirus hub page and sign up for our daily newsletter . JP Morgan’s coronavirus relief measures While we

Headspace offers free guided meditations and workouts for New Yorkers

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New York is the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, so Headspace is bringing a little bit of relief to the Empire State. Headspace announced a partnership with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office to offer free guided meditations, sleep sounds, exercises, and mindfulness content for kids on a New York-specific webpage . In case you're not aware, Headspace is a popular mindfulness mo

5 things I’m most excited about from United’s status extension announcement

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This weekend, hours after Delta’s Sunday morning announcement that current Medallion status would be valid through 2021, United confirmed its own status extension , along with additional COVID-19 policy adjustments, in an email from MileagePlus program head Luc Bondar. In short, it’s all good news , but there are a number of developments I wanted to highlight specifically, since many TPG readers

EU privacy experts push a decentralized approach to COVID-19 contacts tracing

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A group of European privacy experts has proposed a decentralized system for Bluetooth-based COVID-19 contacts tracing which they argue offers greater protection against abuse and misuse of people’s data than apps which pull data into centralized pots. The protocol — which they’re calling Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (DP-PPT) — has been designed by around 25 academics from at

NVIDIA SHIELD makes quarantine bearable in 2020

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I don’t have a smart TV, but I have an NVIDIA SHIELD. This little piece of hardware was released in October of 2019 as the most compact version of the NVIDIA SHIELD device line yet produced. It’s more than an alternative to products like Amazon Fire TV Stick/Cube, or Apple TV. It’s a doorway to the world’s best streaming content, … Continue reading

Here’s NASA’s Plan for a Lunar “Base Camp”

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NASA has outlined its plans for a lunar station called the Artemis Base Camp in a new 13-page report titled “NASA’s Plan for Sustained Lunar Exploration and Development,” submitted to the National Space Council last week. “After 20 years of continuously living in low-Earth orbit, we’re now ready for the next great challenge of space exploration — the development of a sustained presence on and aro

How to Stop Touching Your Face, With 'Atomic Habits'' James Clear

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New York Times bestselling author James Clear joins us on The Upgrade this week to help us form important new habits during this panic-stricken time—from grounding daily rituals to finally ditching the habits making us unsafe during the pandemic. James is the author of 2018's … Read more...

Swarm gets all the approvals it needs to begin operating its satellite connectivity service in the US

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Space startup Swarm emerged from stealth mode in an unusual way two years ago when it turned out that it had launched some of its satellites in contravention of an FCC order not to do so. The regulator had argued that their satellites, which are tiny spacecraft smaller even than most CubeSats, were in fact too small and couldn’t be reliably tracked using existing technology. Now, two years later,

The Kids Should See These Videos

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Excess screen time is pretty much a given right now. We’re all doing the best we can to work from home and help our kids wade through their online learning assignments and connect with their friends and family via all our devices. But even once we’ve done all that, there are all the hours left in the day that used to… Read more...

It's 5-o-Clock Everywhere With This Hot Wine.com Offer

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Intel might be about to launch some epic 10-core desktop processors to take on AMD

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Leaked slides have detailed Intel’s incoming desktop Comet Lake-S processors ahead of their rumoured unveiling on April 30 . As expected, the Intel Core i9-10900K will be the best processo r in the lineup. The leaked materials, obtained by VideoCardz , confirm that the 10th-gen processor will be manufactured using Intel’s Skylake 14nm process and that it will feature 10 cores, 20 threads and will

Mixer gifts partners cash during coronavirus outbreak

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When it comes to jobs that are particularly well-suited for working from home during a global pandemic, streaming is definitely near the top of the list. Still, while there’s no lack of streamers out there, there aren’t a ton who can call streaming their full-time job, so there are plenty who aren’t entirely immune to the squeeze COVID-19 is putting … Continue reading

Mercedes-AMG EQS could give Tesla and Porsche EVs a speed challenger

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Mercedes-AMG is planning a performance electric car to take on Porsche’s Taycan and the most potent of Tesla’s Model S, insiders claim, a beastly luxury EV designed to sit alongside its more traditional gas models. While its all-electric SUV, the EQC, is yet to be launched in the US, Mercedes has a full roadmap of EVs that should reach 10 … Continue reading

Sony's Noise-Canceling Wirefree Earbuds Are on Sale For $189

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Need a little peace and quiet while you work from home? These earbuds are among our favorites and block out sound like a dream.

What to Do If Your Flight Voucher Expires During the Pandemic

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As we all navigate life during the pandemic and do our part to flatten the curve by not partaking in non-essential travel, airlines are updating their policies, providing free flight changes and cancellations for travel directly affected by the pandemic. For canceled flights, airlines typically provide a credit or… Read more...

TCL launches self-branded smartphones at $449, $249

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The TCL 10 Pro, TCL flagship smartphone for $449. [credit: TCL ] TCL is primarily known as a company that builds cheap TVs , but it has also been building smartphones for awhile now. After Blackberry quit the smartphone market in 2016, TCL licensed the brand and started pumping out QWERTY-equipped Android phones . It licenses the Alcatel brand from Nokia and builds cheaper slab phones. It bought

Final Fantasy VII Remake's Female Heroes Tell Us About Being Part of a Defining Piece of Pop Culture History

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For many video game fans of a certain age, the world changed 23 years ago when Final Fantasy VII was released on the PlayStation. Its impact on games and the culture around them is burned into the hearts and minds of millions, and it’s about to explode this week with the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake . It’s an… Read more...

Foursquare merges with Factual

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Foursquare , the 10-year-old location platform based in New York City, has today announced its plan to merge with Factual . The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The merged company will keep the Foursquare moniker, and Foursquare CEO David Shim will remain at the helm, with Factual’s founder and now-former CEO Gil Elbaz joining Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley as a member of the board and

Google Maps Now Shows Nearby Takeout and Delivery Options

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Ordering in or picking up dinner? Google Maps has been updated with two search filters that highlight nearby takeout and delivery options. The new search options are officially available on Android and iOS in the US, Canada and France, but users in other countries have also reported seeing the feature, so it might be… Read more...

Is the Galaxy S20 Ultra the ‘pro-level studio’ Samsung promised?

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You may have seen Samsung’s ads for the Galaxy S20 Ultra . The marketing proclaims that the souped up flagship is a “pro-level studio wherever you go” with a “complete pro kit of camera features.” With a 108-megapixel sensor and 100x zoom on its rear as well as a 40-MP selfie camera, the S20 Ultra promises to be a phone capable of capturing high-quality content ripe for YouTube. Since Engadget’s

Hong Kong, Taiwan Face New COVID Outbreaks From Europe, America

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When faced with an outbreak of COVID-19, some countries took swift, harsh action and more or less wrangled the coronavirus under control. Those include Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea , all of which shared tentative success stories. But now they’re at risk of having to start all over again, according to Wired — thanks to travelers from the U.S. and Europe reimporting the coronavirus

Nintendo Switch Lite deals return with stock available on Animal Crossing: New Horizons bundles

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Nintendo Switch Lite deals are returning to UK shelves this week, and highlights include a fantastic Animal Crossing: New Horizons bundle . That's right, you can now pick up a Nintendo Switch Lite in any colour from Very , with plenty of bundled games on offer as well. What's more, these consoles haven't been affected by recent price hikes as demand surges and stock dwindles. You can still pick t

AppGyver launches Composer Pro, its new no-code editor

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AppGyver , a startup that has been on the forefront of low-code development since it first launched in 2013 , today launched the latest version of its visual development platform. This update, dubbed Composer Pro, has been three years in the making and promises to overcome many of the limitations of today’s low-code environments. It allows developers to build applications for the web, PC, Mac, iO

The Station: Via hits $2.25B valuation, letters from readers, layoffs in a time of COVID-19

84TechCrunch / 7h
Hi, and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages travel from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. If this is your first time, hello; I’m glad you’re with us. I have started to publish a version of the newsletter on TechCrunch . That’s what you’re reading now. For the whole newsletter,

NVIDIA is contributing its AI smarts to help fight COVID-19

500+Engadget / 7h
Many people are lending their computing power to efforts researching and fighting COVID-19, and that now includes NVIDIA. The GPU maker has joined the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium group tackling the disease; that group plans to support researchers by giving them time with 30 supercomputers offering a combined 400 petaflops of performance. NVIDIA will add to this by providing exp

NYC Bans Zoom in Classrooms Following Porn 'Zoombombings' and Security Failures

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As reports of security issues surrounding the video conferencing app Zoom continue to mount and accounts of video “bombing” grow increasingly disturbing , New York City has taken the extraordinary measure of banning the service from the city’s classrooms. New York City Mayor de Blasio said this week that the city was… Read more...

Sheltering in place? Start your car once a week, and other basic tips

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Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) By now, it's hard to escape the severity of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. As more and more local and state authorities tell everyone to stay at home , traffic has declined to the point where there has been a meaningful ( albeit temporary ) fall in air pollution over major American cities as people give up the daily commute or school run. With commutes off the ca

Google’s auto-complete for speech can cover up glitches in video calls

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Coronavirus: Exercise bike firm Peloton stops live classes

500+BBC News - Technology / 7h
The bike firm has paused live classes just days after an employee tested positive for Covid-19.

Face masks for superhero lovers, 'Tiger King' fans, kids, and everyone else

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Read more... More about Marvel , Masks , Facemask , Coronavirus , and Tiger King

This TSA website shows just what coronavirus did to air travel

SlashGear / 8h
Coronavirus has cut US air travel to a fraction of what it was, with COVID-19 guidelines including stay-at-home orders reducing flyers to a bare trickle, the TSA has confirmed. With many US states on lockdown by governor order, and the general advice being to maintain social distance and avoid unnecessary travel, the knock-on impact to how many people are passing … Continue reading

Amtrak extending points expiration, ‘actively evaluating’ elite status adjustments

The Points Guy / 8h
In an email to its members, Amtrak Guest Rewards shared a number of changes due to the global coronavirus outbreak . These changes come after Amtrak suspended a number of routes, including nonstop Acela service between New York City and Washington D.C. and all service to Canada. In the email, Amtrak announced that it has paused expiration of Amtrak Guest Rewards points and all coupons — including

Bose Lets Users Downgrade QC35 Firmware After Months of Complaints

41Gizmodo / 8h
After Bose released updated firmware for its QC35 II headphones last year, users complained on the company’s forums that the headphone’s active noise cancellation had gotten a worse. Now, the number of complaints has ballooned to fill more than 200 pages in the forum, and even though Bose says its software isn’t the… Read more...

Monday's Best Deals: NVIDIA Shield, Dyson Ball, Witcher III, and More

28Gizmodo / 8h
An Anker PowerPort , Elevation Lab’s under-the-desk hooks , Switch accessories , and a ton of Pringles lead off Monday’s best deals from around the web. Read more...

The Case for Saving Your Coronavirus Relief Check

100+Lifehacker / 8h
If you’re out of work or on a reduced schedule during the coronavirus pandemic, your government relief payment that could arrive as early as this week is likely a welcome addition to your bank account. Read more...

Creative Destruction Lab launches a new startup program dedicated to COVID-19 response

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Global academic science and tech startup accelerator program Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is adding a dedicated stream to its existing areas of focus, which include AI, health sciences, space, quantum computing, blockchain, energy and oceans. The new addition is a timely one: CDL Recovery, which is designed to help turn science and research work into scalable products and services to address th

It’s Now Amazon’s Turn in the Spotlight

500+NYT > Technology / 8h
The tech superpower faces hard questions over how it’s handling worker safety.

Apple tipped to release new “low-cost iPhone” in next two weeks

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The iPhone SE (2020), the next major iPhone release, could be launched inside the next two weeks. A note released by Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives suggested that mid-April was likely for the release window for Apple’s next smartphone, a low-cost successor to the iPhone SE. This device could be called iPhone 9, or could be called iPhone SE2. According to … Continue reading

Monday's Best Deals: NVIDIA Shield, Dyson Ball, Witcher III, and More

28Lifehacker / 8h
An Anker PowerPort , Elevation Lab’s under-the-desk hooks , Switch accessories , and a ton of Pringles lead off Monday’s best deals from around the web. Read more...

Cryptocurrency deals dried up in 2019

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A new report from PwC has revealed that attracting mainstream investment continued to be a struggle for the cryptocurrency industry last year as both global fund raising and deals dried up. According to data seen by Bloomberg , the number and value of cryptocurrency-related fund raising and mergers and acquisitions sank last year to $451m from almost $1.9bn in 2018. At the same time, the amount o

iPad Pros are on sale, plus more laptop and tablet deals

32Mashable / 8h
If you're lucky enough to get to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, you probably have a laptop from your office. But using your computer for both professional and personal use is tricky — many companies have policies that basically say anything on their devices is owned by them and can be searched whenever. It's safer to just have a separate, personal laptop or tablet — especially if

A Fire at Chernobyl Is Releasing Large Amounts of Radiation

500+Futurism / 8h
Dead Zone Ukrainian authorities say a forest fire is causing radiation levels to spike in the area of Chernobyl, a nuclear power plant that melted down in 1986. “There is bad news — in the center of the fire, radiation is above normal,” wrote Egor Firsov, the head of Ukraine’s ecological inspection service, in a Facebook post . “As you can see in the video, the readings of the [Geiger counter] ar

Coronavirus: Call for single EU tracking app with data protection

100+BBC News - Technology / 8h
EU data watchdog calls for a single, privacy-centred virus app, instead of dozens of national ones.

Elderly Israelis beat isolation with tech lessons

100+BBC News - Technology / 8h
Tech innovators are giving older Israelis online lessons to overcome Covid-19 isolation.

Nintendo lets Japanese gamers build their own Joy-Con color schemes

300+Engadget / 8h
Nintendo has been known for its penchant for colorful hardware since it launched the Play It Loud series of Game Boys in 1995. The Switch is no exception -- the console’s Joy-Con controllers and straps come in a variety of eye-popping colors. The company is letting new Switch customers create their own made-to-order color scheme bundles with a bunch of new color options-- at least in Japan. This

Daily Crunch: Quibi finally launches its mobile streaming app

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Quibi launches its mobile streaming service, Apple sources 20 million protective masks and Red Hat announces a new CEO. Here’s your Daily Crunch for April 6, 2020. 1. Quibi launches its mobile streaming service in the middle of the quarantine era The much-hyped mobile app promising to deliver “quick bites” of video entertainment is finally here. The company has been in the headlines for more than

Zoom Video Communications offers 20% off Annual Business plans to Extra Crunch members

72TechCrunch / 8h
With the trying times the country is going through due to COVID-19, Extra Crunch is excited to announce a new Partner Perk from video conference software Zoom. Starting today, annual and two-year members of Extra Crunch get 20% off list pricing for all services that Zoom provides (excluding API and Premium Audio) and 10% off Zoom Phone. For new customers, a minimum of an annual Business Plan (10

What to Know If You're Wearing a Cloth Mask in Public

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The CDC now recommends “cloth face coverings” to slow the spread of COVID-19. As we’ve discussed before, there are pros and cons to cloth masks , and some organizations are still on the fence about whether it’s worthwhile to convince everyone to wear them. The WHO, for example, has yet to provide an official opinion on… Read more...

Best Apple Watch: the ultimate guide to pick your iPhone compatible smartwatch

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Donning an Apple Watch in 2020 is a little more tempting with all the deals, fresh features, the watchOS 6 update, and a higher app count. It's a fantastic smartwatch series, as long as you're happy with an iPhone-tied convenience gadget - don't expect a life-changing piece of technology. Why? Two versions of the watch makes our best smartwatch list, but smartwatches aren't game-changing tech lik

Experiment finds that gravity still works down to 50 micrometers

200+Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge (credit: J G Lee ) Gravity is the weakest of the fundamental forces, but it's the only force that operates over very long distances. Hence, planets orbit stars, stars form galaxies, and galaxies cluster. Gravity also operates at the tiniest of scales, too, but its weakness makes it very hard to detect its influence. It's worth trying, though, as violations of the laws of gravity at very s

Radiation Around Chernobyl Is 16 Times Higher Than Normal After Forest Fires

1KGizmodo / 8h
Fighting forest fires inside Chernobyl’s dreaded exclusion zone sounds awful, but that’s exactly what nearly 150 emergency responders had to contend with this past weekend, as a pair of blazes broke out near the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster. Read more...

IBM shares AI tools to better understand and treat COVID-19

100+Engadget / 8h
IBM wants to help researchers better understand and treat COVID-19. To do so, it’s putting its AI to work. It has released a series of new tools to aggregate data, help researchers explore potential therapies, advance the study of newly sequenced SARS-CoV-2 genomes and make the latest info available to healthcare professionals. Its AI deep search tool is ingesting data from the White House, a coa

Zoom bans are latest bad news for video app

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Zoom may have introduced new security tools to avoid “Zoombombing” interrupting video calls, but concerns about the unexpectedly popular service have led to at least one city implementing a ban. Last Thursday, Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan admitted that the company had been overwhelmed with exponential growth in daily users, as coronavirus quarantined and self-isolating people turned to video calling … C

Apple will battle COVID-19 by designing and making millions of medical face shields

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Apple CEO Tim Cook demonstrates the company's face shields in a Twitter video. [credit: Tim Cook ] Apple CEO Tim Cook took to a Twitter video to announce that the company will design and make face shields for medical workers battling the COVID-19 crisis, to the tune of one million shields per week. This announcement follows already publicized efforts to source face masks from the company's supply

A Tiger Just Tested Positive For COVID-19

1KFuturism / 8h
Tiger Virus A four-year-old tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City named Nadia has tested positive for COVID-19, the BBC reports , while six other large cats are exhibiting symptoms. According to the zoo, an asymptomatic employee likely infected Nadia. Meanwhile, Joe Exotic from Netflix’s true-crime megahit “Tiger King” has been placed under quarantine in prison after reports that he, like Nadia

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Saints Row 3 Remastered release is ideal for quarantine madness

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Saints Row: The Third, or Saints Row 3, whatever you’d like to call it, is back in a version called Saints Row: The Third Remastered. This game is an open-world sandbox game that’s a must-have for the everyday average quarantined adult here in the year 2020. This version of the game will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and … Continue reading

Ars Subscription Drive: Success++

24Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) A career of 22 years in the same gig is uncommon these days. And for that 22 years to be at the same place, online, doing what I do with the awesome people I get to work with, is ludicrous. But I’m no fool: I have had this honor because of the strength, love, and respect of our readership and our community. That’s why, when we started to see Bad Things in our indus

Resident Evil 8 rumored with ‘serious departures’ for series

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It’s been a good few years for the Resident Evil series. After Resident Evil 6 represented something of a stumble for the mainline franchise, Resident Evil 7 launched to very warm reception. That was followed by the acclaimed remake of Resident Evil 2, and just last week, Capcom kept the remake train rolling by launching Resident Evil 3. What’s next … Continue reading

HBO and AMC Are Offering Free Streams for Folks Stuck Inside

400+Wired / 8h
Coronavirus stay-at-home orders mean a lot of people are indoors watching movies and TV. Now some networks are giving their wares away for free.

The 2020 Dell XPS 13 Is As Close As We've Come to Laptop Perfection

100+Gizmodo / 8h
Dell is running into a real issue with the XPS 13, though in this case, it’s a good problem. Over the past couple of years, Dell has tweaked and refined its flagship 13-inch laptop to the point that we thought last year’s model was practically perfect . And now, Dell has released the new XPS 13 9300 with a more useful… Read more...

IHG Extending Free Night Certificates

One Mile at a Time / 8h
Over the past few days we’ve seen hotel groups start to extend status by a year, as both Hilton Honors and World of Hyatt have announced such initiatives. So far IHG Rewards Club has only reduced status requirements , though I’d guess more is coming. On the plus side, IHG has announced plans to extend free night certificates, offered with IHG’s co-branded credit cards . Let’s look at what you nee

What we're listening to: 'The Amulet' and Lewis Capaldi

54Engadget / 8h
Sometimes, you need good tunes to keep you company. Other times, you just want to listen to a good book. Commerce Editor Valentina Palladino explains why Michael McDowell’s The Amulet is a murder mystery that’s worth your time on Audible. Reviews Editor Cherlynn Low has a breakthrough via the tunes of Louis Capaldi. The Amulet Engadget Horror fans will get a kick out of Michael McDowell’s The Amu

The Different COVID-19 Tests, Explained

100+Lifehacker / 9h
There’s a lot of talk about tests for COVID-19, as well as a lot of confusion about what the results might mean. If someone tests negative for COVID-19, does that mean they aren’t sick? If someone tests positive for antibodies against COVID-19, does that mean they are immune? Read more...

Now Is a Good Time to Make a Bunch of Cocktail Syrups

100+Lifehacker / 9h
Cocktailing at home requires a few accessories. Beyond a shaker, a stirring glass, a spoon, etc., a home bar isn’t really complete without bitters, citrus, and syrups. The first two are fairly straightforward purchases, but syrups are extremely easy and cost-effective to make at home. They’re also almost infinitely… Read more...

Scammers Dressed as Doctors Set Up Fake COVID Testing Sites

500+Futurism / 9h
Across the country, scammers are developing new schemes to capitalize on the panic surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Some are setting up entirely-bogus testing sites, and others are hoarding medical supplies and selling them at an obscene markup, according to The New York Times . “We are seeing fraud across the board, everything from low-tech to very sophisticated schemes,” G. Zachary Terwill

Book American Airlines Flagship First Class to Japan for just 55,000 miles

28The Points Guy / 9h
Editor’s note : The team at The Points Guy loves to travel, but now is not the time for unnecessary trips. Health officials note that the fastest way to return to normalcy is to stop coming in contact with others. That includes ceasing travel. We are publishing travel deals because we should all use this time to think about and plan our next adventures. TPG doesn’t advise booking trips for travel

Trip Report: Stocking Up On Supplies During The Pandemic

View from the Wing / 9h
I had several reports on recent travels started but I've put those aside. I'm not sure it adds a lot of value to anyone right now to write about award travel to Bora Bora, or why I love to go to Paris over the winter (contrary to popular wisdom December and January are my favorite months). Now though my trips to report on revolve around the grocery store, part of an ongoing series on the world's

Quibi: free trial, price, exclusive shows and how to sign up

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These are busy times in the TV streaming world, and the just-launched Quibi is the latest competitor on the scene. Unlike upcoming rivals Peacock and HBO Max , though, this isn't a straightforward Netflix competitor. Instead, Quibi is a mobile-focused streaming service, with the name Quibi being short for 'quick bites'. You can only watch it on phones, as of launch day. The brainchild of Dreamwor

Xbox One X prices take massive cut in latest Microsoft sales

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Xbox One X deals are offering some fantastic prices right now, with sales across the US and UK offering Black Friday worthy discounts. You'll find the Xbox One X available from just $299 in the US right now, with the UK being treated to prices of only £259 for the 4K console. Those are some fantastic prices for the Xbox One X with some of the hottest games bundled in for free as well. We've been

Beats noise canceling headphones get a $150 price cut at Best Buy

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If you're stuck indoors with your partner or roommate and looking for a pair of noise canceling headphones to block out unwanted sound, then you're in luck. Best Buy's Apple Event Sale includes price cuts on best-selling Beats headphones, which include the Beats Studio 3 that are on sale for $199.99 . That's a $150 discount and the best price we've found for the wireless earphones. If you're on t

What OneWeb’s failure tells us about space resiliency in the age of COVID-19

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Enlarge / Soyuz ascends from the Spaceport in French Guiana in February, 2019, carrying the first six satellites for OneWeb. (credit: Arianespace) Last week, one of the leading companies attempting to build a satellite mega-constellation, OneWeb, filed for bankruptcy and laid off all of its employees. This was the largest failure in the aerospace industry of late, but it's hardly the only one, as

Improve your pandemic Passover with a candy seder plate

40Lifehacker / 9h
When I first started thinking about Passover stories to write this year, I was torn. After all, every year most major outlets usually make some attempt to acknowledge the holiday, usually with recipes that promise fully authentic old-school Bubbe nostalgia, highlight foods from Jewish communities outside Eastern… Read more...

The new 'Final Fantasy' has really good graphics, so cop a new 4K TV

40Mashable / 9h
Coronavirus season is also a season of letdowns for entertainment fans. On top of the numerous pushbacks of movie release dates like Mulan and Black Widow , it was announced on April 3 that The Last of Us Part II will be delayed indefinitely . However, there are still a few highly-awaited games that are still to be released on their original slated dates — all in perfect timing with being stuck a

Luckin Coffee’s alleged fraud has some silver linings (and even more bad news too)

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Chinese coffee chain super-brand Luckin Coffee has been in the spotlight the past week after the company revealed in an SEC filing that it has undertaken an internal investigation into an alleged $300 million fraud on the part of its former COO . That led the stock to drop nearly 80% on Thursday. Luckin Coffee’s board initiates investigation into $300M potential fraud The bad news is continuing t

How to clean your filthy video game controller

100+Mashable / 9h
Gaming is a good way to pass time during this period of social isolation. (Um, the new Animal Crossing , anybody?) But just think of all the times you've touched your face while gaming, and snacking on a bag of chips, and petting your little furry friend. Yeah, it's about time you clean the damn thing. It's not just your own greasy fingers that you have to worry about; germs are passed around fro

'Fleabag' stage show coming to Amazon — for charity

100+Mashable / 9h
Fleabag is returning to Amazon — just not the way fans might have expected. The award-winning comedy will likely never get a third season, but creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge's one-woman stage show that inspired it will soon be online. A recorded 2019 performance of Waller-Bridge's Fleabag revival tour in London will be available for a 48-hour download on Amazon in the U.S. and U.K., and the SoHo Th

'Creating Our Legacies': The Elders Fighting for Climate Justice

100+Gizmodo / 9h
Last October, Jane Fonda received the 2019 Stanley Kubrick award for excellence in film, a prestigious honor from the British Academy of Television Film and Arts. Regrettably, the then-81-year-old actress was too busy getting arrested on Capitol Hill to accept the award in person. Read more...

'Candy Crush' will get in-game 'stop the spread' ads in the UK

52Engadget / 9h
In normal circumstances, public health agencies advise people who play a lot of video games to get outside and socialize, but then these aren't normal circumstances. To slow the spread of COVID-19, the UK government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is working with the some country's biggest video game developers to tell gamers to stay inside. The next time you play a game

How to get toiletries without going to the drugstore

Mashable / 9h
Going anywhere during the coronavirus outbreak has risks, but a pharmacy is especially questionable. Even though sick people are instructed to not leave the house at all, some might still be hitting up the pharmacy to get medicine. You want to avoid this. You still need essential toiletries, though. You can shop online at Walgreens or CVS , or you could shop independent brands that likely aren't

How to Turn Off Cellular Data on an iPhone or iPad

How-To Geek / 9h
If you use an iPhone or iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular) on the go, you probably rely on cellular data for Internet access while away from your home or office. It’s easy to turn cellular data on or off quickly to troubleshoot or save money on your cell bill. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Set Up Monitoring to Alert on Windows High System Usage

How-To Geek / 9h
One of the more overlooked tools in Windows is Perfmon, otherwise known as performance monitor. This utility has many overlooked abilities, one of them being the ability to alert on various metric conditions. In this article, we explore how to properly use the alerting ability of Perfmon with a high CPU usage. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

YouTube Suppresses Conspiracy Videos Falsely Linking 5G to COVID-19

52How-To Geek / 9h
Google says that it will remove videos from YouTube that spread false and dangerous information about COVID-19, including videos that incorrectly link 5G to the virus. Less malicious conspiracy videos will be stripped of monetization options and hidden from search results. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Schools and Companies are Banning Zoom Due to Security Concerns

200+How-To Geek / 9h
Across the world, more people are working from home than ever, which naturally calls for more video conferencing. Zoom, a popular video conferencing solution, started as a winner in the fight for mindshare, but that’s slowly turning to a loss. After multiple privacy and security concerns cropped up, companies and schools are starting to ban the service. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Deal Alert: Best Buy Chops $20 Off the New NVIDIA SHIELD

20How-To Geek / 9h
The redesigned NVIDIA SHIELD looks like a big plastic hot dog. But it’s still the best stand-alone streaming box around, infused with Android TV and semi-magical 4K upscaling technology. If you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on one, today’s the day: Best Buy is offering $20 off the retail price. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

What Is a Graph Database, and What Is It Used for?

How-To Geek / 9h
Graph databases are a special kind of database storing complex data structures that would be infeasible to store in a traditional relational database. They’re most notably used for social networks, as they’re much more performant for certain queries. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Here's where you can still get a bread maker to fulfill your stress baking needs

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Read more... More about Baking , Mashable Shopping , Bread Maker , Bread Making , and Social Distancing

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 drops to $199 at Microsoft's store

100+Engadget / 9h
You can still get workouts in during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a smartwatch could be particularly helpful if you’re determined to track your progress during those workouts. Accordingly, Microsoft is making that wearable tech more affordable. It’s currently selling Samsung’s 40mm non-cellular Galaxy Watch Active 2 for $199 , or a full $80 off the official price. Buy Galaxy Watch Active 2 on Micro

I Sure Hope Samsung's Rumored Bean Buds Are Real

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The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ didn’t offer much new in terms of design—they were more a minor upgrade than a true refresh. But newly leaked renders of the next generation Galaxy Buds have popped up online, and there’s no other way to say it: They’re li’l beans. Read more...

United: Global Services members will have to wait for a status extension

45The Points Guy / 9h
United’s top published tier is Premier 1K , and, on Sunday, the airline confirmed that current elite members — up to and including Premier 1K — would have their current benefits extended through Jan. 31, 2022 . That’s great news for most of the airline’s frequent flyers, but there’s a very important group that isn’t covered by the announcement. Some of the carrier’s biggest spenders belong to an

Final Fantasy VII Remake reviews seal it: A major quarantine win

Final Fantasy VII FFVRSlashGear / 9h
As a casual gamer – at best – I haven’t yet gotten very deep into the wild world of Final Fantasy. Except for Final Fantasy VII. I’ve tried the rest – none really kept my attention. But Final Fantasy VII, and now Final Fantasy VII Remake, dropped me into a universe from whens there was no return. There’s a part … Continue reading

Xbox Series X and PS5 games may be ported to Nintendo Switch too

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The PS5 and Xbox Series X are on the horizon – and while both gaming machines promise a massive jump in graphical capability, one developer still thinks the humble Nintendo Switch will be home to ports from these next-generation consoles. How is that possible? Developer Virtuos, which has been behind multiple high-profile ports to the Nintendo Switch – including L.A. Noire, Dark Souls Remastered,

Glorious NASA Photo Shows “Thin Bands” Running Across Jupiter

1KFuturism / 9h
North of Jupiter NASA just released a dramatic image that its Juno spacecraft took of Jupiter’s “tumultous northern regions” during a close flyby in February. The image was taken from 15,610 miles (25,120 kilometers) away from the gas giant — a distance about twice the diameter of Earth, making this the planetary equivalent of a close-up shot of the gas giant. The spectacular image shows “thin ba

Researchers develop emergency ventilator based on resuscitation bags used in ambulances

200+TechCrunch / 9h
The need for innovative solutions to address shortages in crucial medical equipment is greater than ever, and a new initiative from a global team of biomedical engineering experts is a perfect example. The team developed a way for resuscitation bags – common pieces of equipment carried by ambulances and paramedics around the world, and typically in strong supply at hospitals – to be repurposed as

Koch Industries closes nearly $13B Infor acquisition

200+TechCrunch / 9h
Koch Industries announced today that it has closed on the acquisition of Infor , announced in February. The company never officially announced the purchase price, but sources indicated that it was close to $13 billion, putting it in line to be one of the top 10 enterprise acquisitions this year. The company will remain an independent subsidiary of Koch, which tends to deal more in manufacturing t

Why AI startups’ economics will likely improve over time

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. If you can recall February, we dug into the question of AI startup gross margins . Venture shop a16z had published an interesting blog on the subject, arguing that it may be the case that AI-focused startups will enjoy strong gross margins, but perhaps not as strong as those post

The best games for PS4

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Sony's PlayStation 4 is at the end of its life, but if anything that makes picking the “best games” harder than ever. With well over 1,500 titles to choose from, the sheer volume of games on offer, coupled with the subjective nature of the medium, makes it impossible to be definitive. So we’re not going to be. Instead, we got together to imagine someone had never picked up a PlayStation 4 control

Now Is Not the Time to Text Your Ex

400+Lifehacker / 10h
These long days and nights of quarantine have made us start doing things we probably wouldn’t, under normal circumstances. Whether you’ve devoted hours to baking the perfect sourdough or putting together 1,000-piece puzzles, you may have a whole new set of hobbies than you did a month ago. If you’re someone who enjoys… Read more...

British government starts pushing social distancing via in-game ads

64Ars Technica / 10h
Dirt Rally Enlarge / Why would you ever go outside when you have Dirt Rally to play inside? As governments around the world urge their citizens to "Stay at home, save lives," the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is using in-game advertising to get that message in front of a younger audience of video game players. The messaging is already appearing through in-game banners in Cod

Take an *extra* 30% off thousands of bedding items at Macy's

Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: As of April 6, you can use the code "FORYOU" to take an extra 30% off bedding at Macy's. Admit it, we're all spending a lot of time in our beds lately. Some of us may be on our laptops unlocking hidden categories on Netflix while the rest of us are actually trying to catch up on some sleep. No matter how you're using your social distancing free time, make sure you're comfortable. SEE ALSO:

Bored kids at home? Osmo is offering 20% off all coding and starter kits.

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TL;DR: As of April 6, Osmo is offering 20% off all coding and starter kits , saving you up to $36.90 on an interactive iPad or Fire Tablet add-on for your kid. Social distancing has essentially turned many parents into emergency homeschool teachers. Though teachers are probably still creating lesson plans, sending homework, and maybe even doing some teaching via Zoom, parents are scrambling to ke

Animal Crossing: New Horizons update brings much-needed Bunny Day tweak

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We are currently in the midst of the first seasonal event for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Dubbed Bunny Day, the event references Easter by introducing players to a rabbit visitor name Zipper T. Bunny, who has hidden eggs around players’ islands. Those eggs, once hunted down, can be used a variety of limited-time crafting recipes. Eggs can be hidden in … Continue reading

Coronavirus Forces Corona Beer to Shut Down Production

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Last Laugh Remember when morons reportedly thought there was some sort of connection between the deadly coronavirus and the brand of light beer called Corona Extra? Well, now CNN reports that the coronavirus has shut down production of Corona beer in Mexico, where the government suspended non-essential businesses last week — and didn’t count beermakers as essential. Beer Run Grupo Model, the comp

How to Homeschool Kids With Special Needs During the Pandemic

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Teaching children at home is proving to be a struggle for nearly all involved during the coronavirus pandemic, but this new educational reality is extra tough on one particular population: students who require special education—and their parents. Read more...

Economists haven’t throw out the models yet (but they will)

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There are many things that are in short supply these days, but one of them is cognitive flexibility. Humans are used to confronting the extreme complexity of our modern world with some mélange of data, modeling, heuristics, and “gut instinct.” We can’t know everything about everything, and so we have to truncate our perspective to order the chaos before us. In linear times, that process actually

COVID-hit UK startups cry out for help, as UK gov trails Europe in its response

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The UK government is reportedly looking at a range of options to support the startup industry, possibly involving a co-investment model involving state-owned funds (via the British Business Bank) and private VC funds. Investors have been warning that typically loss-making, early-stage startups are at risk of collapse amid the coronavirus crisis. But the moves come far later than generous packages

First Cyclone to Make Landfall Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Pummels Vanuatu as Category 4 Monster

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Climate change doesn’t take a break just because there’s a pandemic. Point in case: On Monday, Cyclone Harold roared over the small island nation of Vanuatu, lashing the islands with powerful winds and heavy rain. The storm forced the island to open emergency shelters, putting people in close proximity to each other… Read more...

Tesla Unveils Prototype Ventilator Made From Model 3 Parts

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Electric car company Tesla showed off a working prototype of a ventilator in a video uploaded to YouTube on Sunday. Tesla CEO Elon Musk had promised to use Tesla resources to “make ventilators if there is a shortage” in order to assist overtaxed hospitals during the coronavirus outbreak last month — and this seems to be the result. The carmaker is using its existing know-how to help out those in

Uber built a tool to help its drivers find work at other companies

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Uber recognizes that its drivers are facing major work shortages, as fewer people travel via rideshare during the pandemic. The company is already offering 14 days of financial assistance to drivers diagnosed with COVID-19, and it fought for its gig workforce to receive federal stimulus money . Now, it’s taking another step. Today, Uber launched Work Hub to connect drivers in the US with addition

Apple may have a VR/AR live event tech specialist in its sights

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Apple could be close to buying a virtual reality company focused on streaming immersive sports, music, and entertainment experiences, as the Cupertino firm readies its big tech and content push for VR and AR. Though Apple currently doesn’t have a virtual reality hardware product of its own, platforms like ARKit and recent devices like the LIDAR camera on the new … Continue reading

extabulis:“Since I have casually alluded to a Michigan mud-hole,...

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extabulis : “Since I have casually alluded to a Michigan mud-hole, I may as well enter into a detailed memoir on the subject.” - Caroline Kirkland, A New Home, Who’ll Follow? #currentlyreading https://ift.tt/3381GMO

Alaska Airlines’ Creative New “Tag” Flights

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Alaska Airlines has a unique strategy for reducing their flights while also being eligible for government aid. Airlines need to maintain service to all airports In order to receive government aid as part of the CARES Act, US airlines have to meet a few conditions through September 30, 2020, including: Not involuntarily furloughing or laying off any employees Maintaining service to all existing ma

Two Programs Failing Members, Continue To Expire Points During Coronavirus Crisis

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Loyalty programs will need their program members again soon. These are the people who can be incentivized to fill seats and rooms. They’re the ones who will either be chased away by a program which treats them poorly during this challenging time, or lured away by a program who treats them well. So I think it’s especially notable which programs are still expiring their members’ miles. Continue rea

The Deliciously Surprising Science of Taste

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That famous map of the tongue, with the different sections for bitter, sweet, salty, and sour? Way wrong. Here’s the fascinating truth.

Dolores' Devious Plan Comes Together on a Wonderfully Wild Westworld

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If you’ve found the first three episodes of season three to be a slow burn, good news—Dolores just tossed on some gas. Her plan kicked into high gear tonight, but we also got the long-awaited return of the Man in Black , some of the season’s big secrets were revealed, and there were even a few violent delights along… Read more...

Bentley Design Team presents six renditions of Mulliner Bacalar speedster

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British carmaker Bentley is proud to admit the Mulliner Bacalar speedster is the most bespoke and endlessly customizable Bentley ever made. It’s also the most limited-edition Bentley of the modern era as the company pledges to only build 12 examples of the Mulliner Bacalar. Although based on the underpinnings of the third-gen Continental GT, the Mulliner Bacalar does not share … Continue reading

ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 puts Chrome OS in a sleek 14″ 2-in-1

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ASUS has unveiled its latest Chrome OS notebook, with the Chromebook Flip C436 packing a 14-inch screen into a 2-in-1 foldable form-factor with up to 12 hours of battery. Headed to stores from today, the Chromebook Flip C436 tip the scales at under 2.6 pounds. That’s courtesy of a magnesium alloy chassis, which is 13.7mm thick when closed. It’s enough, … Continue reading

Quibi Launches Today for All Your Toilet-Watching Needs

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Quibi, the long-promised mobile-first streaming service, is available starting now. At under $10 a month, it promises to bring your entertainment in “Quick Bites” (that is less than 10 minutes) and always look good in portrait or landscape mode. You can download it for Android and iOS—that is if you want to give yet another streaming service a try. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Equity Monday: Hunting for green shoots amid the startup data

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Good morning friends, and welcome back to TechCrunch’s Equity Monday , a short-form audio hit to kickstart your week. Before we jump into today’s show, don’t forget that the long-form Equity that we’ve done for more than three years still drops on Friday. Last week’s was a particular delight , so make sure you’re caught up. Ready? Let’s go. This weekend was busy, with Quibi launching , folks in t

YouTube to curb videos promoting 5G coronavirus conspiracy theories

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Conspiracy theories that link 5G to the coronavirus are spreading fast on social media. It's resulting in actual property damage, as some people go around thrashing 5G equipment . These attacks include a burned 5G mast in Liverpool, as well as a burned telephone mast and a wrecked LTE tower in Birmingham (yes, that last one doesn't even fall under the 5G category). Furthermore, the mayor of Liver

You Can Buy Samsung's Gorgeous Galaxy Chromebook Today for $999

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The market for high-end Chrombooks, the kind that can stand toe-to-toe with names like “Macbook” and “XPS,” is pretty thin. But it’s getting one more entry today, courtesy of Samsung: the Galaxy Chromebook that made a splash at CES is now available at retailers. The eye-popping 13-inch convertible is $999, in flashy Ferrari red or a more toned-down silver-grey. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Peak Design 65L Duffelpack Review: A Versatile Hybrid Bag That Does Exactly What It's Designed For

How-To Geek / 11h
We’re big fans of Peak Design’s bags here at Review Geek, so we were keen to take a look at its new monster gear-hauling 65-liter Travel Duffelpack ($220). I’ve been lugging it around for the last month and I’ve taken it on planes, trains, and automobiles. Here’s what I think of it. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

TCL's New 10 Series Phones Will Land Soon for Under $500

How-To Geek / 11h
When we had the chance to go hands-on with TCL’s new phones dubbed the 10 Series, we walked away impressed. But a lot of questions remained, like exact pricing and release timing. Now a few months later, TCL is ready to lay down the details. The company has three new phones, each under $500, with some pretty features in tow. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

UK carriers would appreciate you not setting cell towers on fire

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The arson attacks against 5G masts in the UK have become serious enough that carriers are joining together to put a stop to the incidents. EE, O2, Three and Vodafone have issued a joint statement both urging people not to set fire to cellular masts, threaten engineers or spread conspiracy theories falsely linking 5G to COVID-19 . The networks also encouraged people to report abuse of engineers an

Paul Cormier takes over as Red Hat CEO, as Jim Whitehurst moves to IBM

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When Ginni Rometty indicated that she was stepping down as IBM CEO at the end of January, the company announced that Arvind Krishna would be taking over, while Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst would become president. To fill his role, Red Hat announced today that long-time executive Paul Cormier has been named president and CEO. Cormier would seem to be a logical choice to run Red Hat, having been with

Myriota raises $19.3 million to expand its IoT satellite constellation

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Internet of things satellite connectivity startup Myriota has raises a $19.3 million Series B funding round, led by Hostplus and Main Sequence Ventures, with additional funding from Boeing, former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull, Singtel Innov8 and others. The company has now raised $37 million in Funding, and has four satellites on orbit already, with a plan to expand that to 25 by 2022 with the

SmartBra detects early-stage breast cancer with non-invasive technology

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A group of students from EPFL developed a device they call the SmartBra. They claim it’s the first piece of smart clothing that is designed specifically to be used to prevent cancer. The students developed the smart clothing during a master-level class called Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering. This particular class was given jointly by the School of Engineering and … Continue reading

TCL 10 Series US release gets priced up – prepare for a big 5G shakeup

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TCL has priced up its 10 Series smartphones, with US release details for the unexpectedly compelling – and affordable – handsets. While the company has already wowed us with its foldable prototypes – including a tri-fold tablet and a rolling smartphone – the reality is that it’s more mainstream devices which will be its biggest contribution to 2020. Back in … Continue reading

TCL enters smartphone territory with its very own lineup of devices

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TCL has finally taken the wraps off its first series of company branded smartphones: TCL 10 5G, TCL 10L, and TCL 10 Pro. While all three phones offer some powerful features, they're all priced under $500. If the lineup sounds familiar, it's because the company originally gave tech journalists a sneak peek of the phones at CES in January. TCL planned to fully launch the phones at Mobile World Cong

Origin's EON15-X laptop is powered by AMD's 12-core desktop Ryzen 9 CPU

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Origin has unveiled the revamped EON15-X laptop with an impressive trick: It packs the 12-core AMD Ryzen 3900 desktop processor. As a reminder, this chip (for OEMs only) gives you many of the benefits of the powerful Ryzen 9 3900X gaming processor while reducing the TD power requirements from 105 to 65 watts. While the base and boost clock speeds are lower, you still get 12 cores and 24 threads t

TCL's first real flagship phones look nice for the price

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Months after teasing us with a preview of its flagship series at CES , TCL is finally ready to officially launch its first full-fledged smartphone line under its own brand. This isn’t the company’s debut phone, of course — it showed off the TCL Plex last September. But the TCL 10 series is a proper, concerted effort at a flagship range, and includes three phones: the TCL 10 5G, 10L and 10 Pro. Th

American Airlines Employees Can No Longer Sit In Domestic First Class

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About a week and a half ago I wrote that if you must travel now, you should consider turning down the first class upgrade . There's not much service or food to speak of, so you really just get a bigger seat. But first class is more full than coach. You'll be more comfortable - and more socially distanced - by sitting in back and spreading out in your own row. American Airlines has basically taken

How to Manage Sibling Arguments While You're Stuck at Home

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By now, at the start of week I-don’t-even-know-what of pandemic lockdown with your kids, you have probably accepted your own waning work productivity as you transfer energy to being a full-time teacher on apps you had never heard of a month ago. Read more...

How to Quickly Turn Off Annoying Notifications on Apple Watch

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By default, Apple Watch buzzes every time your iPhone does. But what if you want to turn off particularly annoying app notifications on your Apple Watch? You can do this right from your wrist. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

2020 Audi RS 3 Nardo edition limited to 200 units in the US

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Audi has a new limited-edition vehicle that will be offered in the United States called the 2020 Audi RS 3 Nardo edition. Audi plans to import 200 units into the United States with pricing starting at $59,900. The special edition car is the sportiest version of the RS 3 and includes standard RS fixed sport suspension. Audi says that the … Continue reading

If Quibi can’t succeed in a pandemic, we’re not sure when it could

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Quibi has arrived, and the depths of a pandemic are either the very best or the absolute worst timing for launching a mobile-first streaming video service. Arriving after months of hype, Quibi doesn’t just focus on smartphones but positively ignores other ways of watching, with video designed to be comfortably watched in vertical orientation and shorter episodes. You could think … Continue readin

Microsoft Edge is now more popular than Firefox thanks to Google Chrome

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The browser wars may not be truly over yet but it has taken on a slightly different turn. Internet Explorer has been laughed out of the arena, practically leaving Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox at the top with a large chasm between them. Now Firefox has suddenly found itself dethroned from its already precarious position by the upstart Microsoft Edge. … Continue reading

A new Star Wars movie is still coming in 2022, despite Disney's big list of delays

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Disney announced a massive shake-up of movies last week that moved Black Widow back to November, with most subsequent MCU movies also pushed back. It was a big move that resulted in Artemis Fowl skipping theaters altogether and going straight to Disney Plus . Even Fox-originated movies like Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch moved in the calendar, and Indiana Jones 5 slipped from July 2021 to Jul

Quibi Would Be a Great Service If I Didn't Have to Stream It on My Phone

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When Quibi debuted at CES this year, the mobile-first streaming service for so-called “quick bites” touted its signature Turnstyle technology as the future of streaming —a feature made for people in motion who can pull out their pocket computers at virtually any time and stream high-quality video no matter the… Read more...

55K American Miles For First Class To Japan

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As I’ve said before, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with planning travel way in advance , given the deals that are available. However, if you’re going to do so, go into it with the expectation that the trip may not materialize, as we don’t know how the current situation will evolve. Along those lines, at the moment American Airlines has some incredible “web special” awards for travel to & f

NASA plans to track earthquakes with space radar

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Best Buy is selling the NVIDIA Shield TV for $20 off

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NVIDIA’s Shield TV is one of the best streaming devices out there, but the $149 price may have put you off in the past. However, Best Buy is now offering it for $130 instead of $150, so the time might be right to pull the trigger. Buy NVIDIA Shield TV at Best Buy -- $130 The unusual-looking cylindrical Shield TV has all the features you need in a streaming box, including support for Netflix, Disn

Airbnb hosts defy lockdown laws with 'Covid-19 retreats'

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Government criticises "dangerous and irresponsible" listings of coronavirus isolation properties.

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 is our new number one instant camera – here's why

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Taking photos isn't exactly at the forefront of most people's minds right now, but an instant camera can be a fun, creative release for quarantined families – and the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 is now our number one choice. Why so? It takes what we loved about our previous number one, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9, and adds handy new features like an auto exposure system with variable shutter speed and

8 ways to be a more eco-conscious traveler

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In theory, being an environmentally responsible traveler is simple. In practice, it requires a purposeful effort to reduce your carbon footprint and to abide by responsible travel pledges put forth by destinations. In 2019, Booking.com found in its annual Sustainable Travel Report that 73% of travelers worldwide intend to stay at least once in an eco-friendly or green accommodation in the year ah

NASA offers virtual tours of space

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Don't miss out on the UK's cheapest broadband deal, courtesy of Shell

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With the current global situation and strict lockdown rules being put in place, most broadband providers have stopped offering new contracts and installation of broadband. However, this doesn't mean you can't install it yourself. As long as you have a telephone line, it's a super easy and straightforward process. And if your broadband contract just ended you should definitely consider switching t

How to Curve Text in PowerPoint

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Creating an engaging PowerPoint presentation can be difficult, but you can make a boring presentation seem more appealing by adding some basic visual improvements. One good way to do this is by curving any text on your slides. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

United Drops Requirements To Earn Elite Status By 50%, And Reducing Next Year’s Requirements Too

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United is extending everyone’s current elite status through January 31, 2021 and extending club memberships by 6 months as well as extending PlusPoints upgrades by 6 months that were set to expire through January 31, 2021. They are also dropping requirements to earn status by 50%. Continue reading ...

American Airlines Massively Reduces NYC Flights

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Yesterday United Airlines revealed how they’re more or less abandoning NYC for now (including LaGuardia and Newark), and now American Airlines has revealed how they’re drastically reducing NYC flying. They’ll be offering 13 daily flights to three NYC area airports combined, when last year they offered over 270 daily flights over the same period. American Airlines hugely reduces NYC flying America

Lydia lets you donate to hospitals and charities

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Fintech startup Lydia is the dominating mobile payment app in France with most of its 3.3 million users in its home country. That’s why the startup has been working hard over the past ten days to ship a feature that was originally planned for this summer — donations to charities and hospitals. Starting today, Lydia users can choose between 17 charities and send money to those charities using the

Front and side view of Hotel Cadillac on Washington Boulevard....

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Front and side view of Hotel Cadillac on Washington Boulevard. Median in center of boulevard is landscaped with trees and flowers; commercial buildings in background. Printed on front: “10232, Washington Boulevard and Hotel Cadillac, Detroit, Mich. Copyright 1906 by Detroit Publishing Co.” Printed on back: “Phostint card made only by Detroit Publishing Co.” Handwritten on back: “Dear Old Pal, Wel

Quibi, day one: This phone-focused TV service really isn’t that bad

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Enlarge / They want us to pronounce it "kwib-ee." We're going to pronounce it "kee-bee" to spite them. But silly as the name is, the service isn't that bad. (credit: Quibi) If you're a frequent TV watcher, you may have noticed a


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