Thursday, March 12, 2020

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Singapore was ready for COVID-19—other countries, take note

7KArs Technica / 2h
The lessons these countries learned could be instructive for places further out on the timeline—like the United States or most of Europe, which still lags a couple of weeks behind the virus’ spread through Italy, where there have been hundreds of deaths and the hospital system is so slammed with seriously ill people that it’s beginning to institute triage measures .
Along with Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea, Singapore instituted strict travel controls and protocols for identifying sick individuals—to get them help as well as to find the people they’d been in contact with.

How to Assist Coronavirus Research With Folding@Home

1KLifehacker / 4h
Launch the app, and it’ll pull up a website where you’ll pick whether you’d like fold proteins anonymously or have a handle associated with your efforts.
Before you close that site, though, I recommend adjusting the amount of power you want your system to use for Folding (in case it’s starting to sound like a jet engine), and whether you want your calculations to run whenever you’re working or only when your system is idle—and, presumably, you are not at your desk.


How to Stop Touching Your Face

Lifehacker / 7min
At this point, many people are well aware of the two main strategies to slow the spread of the coronavirus: wash your hands and don’t touch your face.
Research suggests people touch their face around 23 times an hour (often subconsciously), so how can you break the habit if you don’t even realize you’re doing it?

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Music, Arts & Literature / 9min
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New Twitter client Brizzly+ lets you ‘edit’ and auto-delete your tweets

TechCrunch / 9min
And this time, it’s focused on serving the needs of Twitter power users in search of features Twitter itself has failed to build — like an Edit button and an auto-deletion option for tweets, among other things.
In the third-party Twitterific app, for example, the company worked around the problem by adding a “Delete and Edit Tweet” action that would let you correct a tweet by replacing it with a new one.

ACLU sues Homeland Security over airport facial recognition records

Engadget / 9min
In an attempt to increase transparency, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing DHS -- along with Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
The ACLU is requesting records on the use of face surveillance at airports and borders, as well as the agencies' plans for future use.

Apple could announce new MacBook models with scissor-switch keyboards soon

64TechCrunch / 11min
According to a new report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple could unveil new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models with scissor-switch keyboards.
But Kuo thinks Apple will ship updated MacBook models with a scissor-switch keyboard at some point during the second quarter of 2020.

Hackers Are Using Coronavirus Maps to Spread Malware

100+Futurism / 11min
Security researcher Shai Alfasi at Reason Labs discovered that hackers have started using fake coronavirus dashboards to scrape user data, including “user names, passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive information that is stored in the users’ browser,” according to a blog post .
But hackers are creating fake coronavirus maps to infect users with malware, The Next Web reports .

China Powers Through the Coronavirus to Launch a Mars Mission

36Futurism / 11min
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, China is still working towards its upcoming mission to Mars — and still expects to launch in July as planned.
While the workforce at various space agency facilities have been hit by the COVID-19 outbreak in China, reports that teams are still working to manufacture and test both spacecraft and launch vehicles for the upcoming mission.

These cut-price iPhone XS and XR deals will save you a packet on your new device

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Or if neither of them suit what you need from a device, head to our best mobile phone deals guide to find a better suited offer.
Upgrading to the iPhone XS will cost you just £1 a month more and a tiny drop in data.

Start-up cruise line Virgin Voyages delays launch due to coronavirus

The Points Guy / 16min
Virgin said passengers on one of the canceled sailings can choose between a full refund or a credit for a future cruise.
“We know many of you are very excited to sail on Scarlet Lady, and we can tell you after spending time on board, she has captured all of our hearts,” Richard Branson said in a joint statement with Virgin Voyages CEO Tom McAlpin.

Coronavirus: How can AI help fight the pandemic?

48BBC News - Technology / 18min
Facebook is already working with researchers at Harvard University's School of Public Health and the National Tsing Hua University, in Taiwan, sharing anonymised data about people's movements and high-resolution population density maps, which help them forecast the spread of the virus.
To help people who want to track their own health, meanwhile, Google's life-science research arm, Verily is developing a small body-worn temperature patch that transmits data to a phone app.

A Quiet Place 2's Release Has Been Postponed, According to Director John Krasinski

100+Gizmodo / 21min
In a statement posted to Twitter , Krasinski said he was moving A Quiet Place 2 from its planned March 20 release date.
A Quiet Place director and star John Krasinski has revealed that the sequel to his smash horror film, A Quiet Place 2 , is being temporarily pulled from the release schedule because of coronavirus concerns —without any word about when we can expect it in theaters.

Grab An Anker USB-C Adapter For $18

Gizmodo / 21min
Best Tech Deals Best Tech Deals The best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. Anker 5-in-1 USB-C Adapter | $18 | Amazon Apple loves to be ahead of the game, but sometimes being a frontrunner really messes with overall computer compatibility. With this $18 Anker USB-C adapter , you’ll be able to plug in HDMI cables, SD and micro SD cards, as well as traditional USB cords. So if you despe

This factory-recertified Surface Book is on sale for more than 60% off

Mashable / 21min
TL;DR: Grab a recertified Microsoft Surface Book for just $529.99, a 64% savings as of March 12.
This factory-recertified Surface Book is on sale for more than 60% off

Samsung One UI 2.1 update devices: Note 9, Galaxy S9, more

SlashGear / 22min
The latest is Samsung’s One UI 2.1, a software update that today was revealed to be coming to the Samsung Galaxy S9, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S10, and Note 10 (and associated devices).
Today we’re taking a peek at the devices that’ll get the latest update to Samsung’s biggest mobile release in the software world: One UI.

TAG Heuer Connected 2020 smartwatch pairs hefty price with sports tracking

SlashGear / 22min
They’re used in tandem with the new TAG Heuer Sports app, which supports activities like golf, running, cycling, walking, fitness, and other activities; TAG says more are on the way.
TAG Heuer has revealed its latest smartwatch, the third-generation of its Wear OS wearables, with the new TAG Heuer Connected focusing on sports in return for its premium price tag.

AI could help with the next pandemic—but not with this one

New on MIT Technology Review / 23min
On December 30, an artificial-intelligence company called BlueDot, which uses machine learning to monitor outbreaks of infectious diseases around the world, alerted clients—including various governments, hospitals, and businesses—to an unusual bump in pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China.
Companies like BlueDot and Metabiota use a range of natural-language processing (NLP) algorithms to monitor news outlets and official health-care reports in different languages around the world, flagging whether they mention high-priority diseases, such as coronavirus, or more endemic ones, such as HIV or tuberculosis.

Norwegian Grounding 40% Of Planes, Laying Off Up To 50% Of Employees

95One Mile at a Time / 24min
Following the new US travel ban on Europe , Norwegian has announced that they’re grounding 40% of their long haul fleet and canceling up to 25% of short haul flights until the end of May.
This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but Norwegian has just announced that they’re grounding 40% of long haul planes, and laying off up to 50% of employees.

The House COVID-19 Bill Would Make Coronavirus Testing Free for Everyone

Lifehacker / 28min
As Larry Levitt, Executive Vice President for Health Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, explained on Twitter , the House COVID-19 bill will require all health plans to waive patient cost-sharing for coronavirus testing:
Now, House Democrats are working to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act , which will make coronavirus testing free for anyone on a health care plan, including Medicare and Medicaid, as well as for the uninsured.

The popular VPN Surfshark is currently 80% off

Mashable / 28min
TL;DR: Get protection and speed with a three-year Surfshark VPN subscription for $69, a 83% savings as of March 12.
This three-year subscription to Surfshark VPN is currently on sale for over 80% off and offers all you need to stay safe online, and then some.

Jumpstart your journey as an IT pro with this beginner training

Mashable / 28min
With 110 hours of training on basic IT concepts, networking, troubleshooting, MTA, and more, this course bundle will prepare you for the four most popular IT certifications: Fundamentals, A+ Core1 and Core2, and Network+.
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exams are a new suite of tech certifications that validate the basic skills needed to begin building a career using Microsoft technologies.

AirPods Pro back down to lowest price ever but stock is moving fast

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Right now you'll find AirPods Pro earbuds available for $234.98 at Amazon .
Take advantage of the latest AirPods Pro deals fast, as we're already seeing stock slip at Amazon.

Get a TP-Link smart switch at it's best price ever with an Amazon coupon

24Mashable / 35min
TL;DR: Get the best price ever (as of March 12) on a TP-Link Kasa smart dimmer light switch for just $24.99 with a bonus Amazon coupon.
But if you want to control your lights through a simple schedule and app, a TP-Link Kasa smart switch will make things much more convenient.

Doing deals through Zoom? These investors have some tips

64TechCrunch / 35min
But for many remote-friendly venture capitalists, making deals remotely is business as usual.
Turner Novak, a general partner at Gelt VC, has opted for a remote-friendly investment cadence since day one.

ExoMars Mission Pushed to 2022 Due to Technical Delays and of Course, Covid-19

Mars ESA ExoMars 2022Gizmodo / 39min
Unfinished tests and complications arising from the coronavirus pandemic have forced the European Space Agency and Russia’s Roscosmos to postpone the launch of ExoMars, a collaborative mission to land a rover on the Red Planet and search for signs of life.
There will be no launch in 2020, as the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars mission has been postponed to 2022, according to an ESA press release .

Tinder Cancels Its Apocalypse-Themed Game Due to Coronavirus

100+Futurism / 40min
The dating app company has cancelled the international release of its video-slash-hookup-game “Swipe Night,” TechCrunch reports , which was a choose-your-own adventure-style adventure about an impending asteroid impact.
The project was meant to be released to 10 new markets in Europe and Asia this spring after it managed to boost some key numbers for the company in the US, according to Variety , boosting user matches by 26 percent and overall conversation by 12 percent.

David Dobrik doesn't love the heat on 'Hot Ones'

Mashable / 41min
More about Youtube , Influencers , Hot Ones , Hot Wings , and David Dobrik
YouTube sensation David Dobrik was up-front heading into his Hot Ones experience: He's not good with spicy foods.

An AMD Ryzen 4000 desktop APU has finally appeared in leaked benchmarks

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First off, it’s worth noting that this chip is a Zen 2 -based Renior APU from the Ryzen 4000 series, rather than one of AMD’s upcoming dedicated desktop CPUs based on the Zen 3 architecture, so don’t go expecting it to deliver the same level of performance as Team Red’s incoming high-end SKUs.
Though we don’t have any details on the core count and the number of threads of the Ryzen 4000 APU, it sports the same clock speed as the Ryzen 7 4800H and the Ryzen 9 4900H, suggesting the incoming APU will likely have a similar level of single-thread performance.

How to Tell Who's Full of Shit When They're Talking About Coronavirus

100+Lifehacker / 42min
But I’ve found that there’s one hallmark that distinguishes legit experts from quacks and attention seekers: if someone speaks with absolute certainty, they’re probably making shit up.
Health departments worldwide have been watching China since they dealt with this disease first, and quickly, and apparently effectively.

'Tech firms should check images before publication'

88BBC News - Technology / 48min
Internet companies must do more to tackle "an explosion" in images of child sex abuse on their platforms, a UK-held inquiry has concluded.
The report follows a series of public hearings, between January 2018 and May 2019, during which the police said they believed the UK was the world's third biggest consumer of live-streamed child sex abuse.

Get this brilliant VPN deal before it goes: 70% off and extra months free

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But if you get lucky, you could potentially have your next 6 YEARS of VPN needs sorted for the price of just three?
The only thing to remember with this deal is that you would be paying the full amount for the three years upfront.

Discord Tries to Ease Cabin Fever by Increasing the Limit on Its Built-In Game Streaming Feature

Discord CoronavirusGizmodo / 51min
With people preparing to hunker down in isolation in order to avoid the spread of covid-19 , it seems Discord is hoping to ease potential cabin fever by raising the limits on its Go Live game streaming feature. In a recent blog post titled “Helping out where we can,” Discord founder Jason Citron decided to temporarily increase the number of concurrent viewers who can watch Go Live streams from 10

1,200 uncomfortable miles in a gorgeous Acura NSX hybrid supercar

24Ars Technica / 53min
But in January, Acura asked me and and three other journalists to ferry four NSXs from Ohio, where these mid-engined hybrid supercars are built, down to Florida.
Compared to contemporaneous all-wheel mid-engined hybrids like the BMW i8 or Porsche 918 Spyder, the lithium-ion battery pack is small—just 1.3kWh. Unlike either of those cars, the NSX is not a plug-in and does not offer miles and miles of electric-only range.

'F9' delayed to spring 2021 due to coronavirus

84Mashable / 54min
F9 is slamming the brakes. The release of the upcoming Fast and Furious film has been delayed by almost one year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Previously slated to open May 22, it will now hit theaters April 2, 2021 in North America. Exact dates for other international territories have yet to be announced. "While we know there is disappointment in having to wait a little while longer, this mov

Coda CEO Shishir Mehrotra on the future of the document

84TechCrunch / 55min
Productivity tools have been a white-hot space, with new startups seeming to nab funding on a daily basis.
Our Series A was really interesting because my first company took almost a year to raise a half-million bucks.

Europe’s Deliveroo and Glovo switch on contactless delivery during COVID-19 pandemic

100+TechCrunch / 55min
Earlier this month U.S. startups including Postmates and Instacart added an option for customers to choose not to have their meal handed to them by the courier — and instead have it dropped off at their door without the need for human contact.
Over in the European Union, Spain’s Glovo also told us it’s implementing new measures globally from today — including recommending ‘no contact’ deliveries and removing the requirement for couriers to obtain a mobile signature from the customer.

Complete guide to paying taxes on credit card rewards

The Points Guy / 59min
Standard welcome bonuses (like 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first three months with the Ink Preferred Business Credit Card ) are generally not classified as taxable income.
TPG is getting many questions about the rewards people have received as sign-up bonuses on credit cards for 2019.

Toilet paper and Clorox Wipes disappear from stores: But why?

SlashGear / 1h
Not that you’d use those in a COVID-19 panic sort of situation, but it’s nice to know The Clorox Company (which covers all of these other brands) makes their products inside North America – short shipping!
In short: Shortages of cleaning products and “essentials” like toilet paper are not due to the manufacturing process.

Hong Kong Is Using Robots to Disinfect Subway Trains

1KFuturism / 1h
In response to the coronavirus, transportation authorities in Hong Kong are getting creative in keeping subway cars squeaky clean.
Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway (MTR) Corporation, a government-owned railway operator, has rolled out a disinfecting robot to clean trains, Quartz reports .

Here’s How United Airlines Is Reducing Payroll Expense

26View from the Wing / 1h
Here’s the detail of the United Airlines voluntary leave plan from always-in-the-know JonNYC :
Here’s How United Airlines Is Reducing Payroll Expense

Call of Duty: Warzone is off to a very strong start

Call of Duty WarzoneSlashGear / 1h
Earlier this week, Activision made the surprise announcement of a new battle royale game set in the Call of Duty universe.
It looks like the surprise announcement and subsequent release of Warzone went off without a hitch, as Activision is reporting a big turnout from players in the game’s first week.

Samsung battery breakthrough could deliver 500+ mile EVs

SlashGear / 1h
Samsung has developed a solid-state battery that could allow an electric car to drive 500 miles on a single charge, dramatically increasing the power density over the current level of EV battery technology.
Problem is, there’s a limit on the current level of battery technology and power density.

Hotel Cancelation Policies In Light Of Coronavirus?

25One Mile at a Time / 1h
With that in mind, what I’m finding is that many hotels are allowing people to cancel without offering a cash refund.
IHG is allowing all bookings, even non-refundable ones, to be canceled, for stays through April 30, 2020

Tinder delays the international debut of its ‘apocalyptic adventure’ show

39Engadget / 1h
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tinder has decided not to launch its Swipe Night show internationally this week.
It's likely Swipe Night will launch internationally at some point, when it's less offensive to make light of apocalyptic scenarios.

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Music, Arts & Literature / 1h heaveninawildflower : Front cover, decorative endpaper and illustrations taken from ‘Studies in the Decorative Art of Japan’ by F.T. Piggott. Published 1910 by B.T. Batsford. Getty Research Institute.

Is this the digital future for Bank of England banknotes?

100+BBC News - Technology / 1h
Banknotes have been the only way for households to make payments with central bank money for 300 years, a discussion paper published by the Bank says.
So, the Bank is considering a Central Bank Digital Currency, which would be denominated in pounds sterling, just like banknotes.

Technologists Are Crowdsourcing a 'Coronavirus Tech Handbook' to Track Resources

32Gizmodo / 1h
The document is also an exhaustive resource for things like preparedness and prevention; links to situation reports; remote working tips and resources (including some very helpful meeting and conferencing tools); calls for help on open-source projects; as well as efforts around curbing misinformation about the novel coronavirus outbreak, such as by keeping Wikipedia pages free of conspiracy theories and misinformation.
Newspeak House bills the handbook as the “ultimate collection of tools, websites and data relating to the coronavirus outbreak,” amassing data and information relevant to technologists undertaking projects in response to the novel virus—for which more than 118,000 cases and 4,292 deaths have been confirmed, according the World Health Organization—as well as the larger tech and epidemiology communities.

This Samsung Galaxy S20 deal on EE offers big data and monthly bills of just £36

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If you've been closely monitoring Samsung Galaxy S20 deals since they were announced, you will know that they are by no means an affordable option, despite being the cheapest of Samsung's three new phones.
If you really can't stomach that price and would feel more comfortable paying all of your costs on a monthly basis, an offer from Affordable Mobiles will get you the handset for £43 a month and nothing upfront with 90GB of data.

Citric Acid Is Basically Sour MSG

75Lifehacker / 1h
Since its only noticeable flavor is “sour,” citric acid lets you tweak the acidity levels in a dish without overpowering any of the other flavors, which is always a risk with something like apple cider vinegar or lemon juice.
Despite its staggeringly many uses, citric acid isn’t considered a pantry staple like salt or MSG.

Save $10 On An Anker RAVPower Wireless Charger

24Lifehacker / 1h
Best Tech Deals Best Tech Deals The best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. Anker RAVPower Wireless Charger | $17 | Amazon | Clip coupon Charge your Andriod and Apple products and effectively with the Anker RAVPower wireless charger . It’s only $17 , which is $10 off of its original price. It can fully charge your devices in 30 minutes and can even deliver a charge with your phone cas

The 1997 'Blade Runner' game is being remastered for consoles and PC

Blade Runner Nightdive200+Engadget / 1h
After it recently became available to purchase again following years of legal and technical turmoil , the 1997 Blade Runner PC adventure game is about to be remastered for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Nightdive Studios, the developer behind the recent System Shock and Turok remasters, revealed the Enhanced Edition's existence in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter .

Revolut lets you purchase gold

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Revolut works with a gold services partner (London Bullion Market Association) so that money you spend on gold exposure is backed by real gold held by this partner.
Fintech startup Revolut has introduced a new trading feature for premium users.

Atlassian brings new automation tools to Jira Cloud

89TechCrunch / 1h
Unsurprisingly, Atlassian then set out to integrate many of these features into the core Jira experience and today, the company is launching these new built-in automation features for all users of Jira Cloud.
A few months ago, Atlassian acquired Code Barrel , the Sydney-based company behind the popular Automation for Jira low-code tool for — you guessed it — automating many aspects of Jira.

LASK vs Manchester United live stream: how to watch Europa League 2020 football online from anywhere

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This crucial Europa League round of 16 fixture will be played behind closed doors, due to Coronavirus concerns, but fear not - you can watch all the action from home by following our LASK vs Manchester United live stream guide.
Read on to find out how to watch what looks set to be fascinating Europa League encounter, no matter where you are in the world, with our guide to getting a LASK vs Manchester United live stream.

Buy One Way Tickets Right Now, Not Roundtrips

View from the Wing / 1h
Two one way tickets are usually the same price as booking the same flights in a single itinerary.
If they cancel a trip, the change fee is paid twice – once on the outbound and once on the return

This Roomba sold out on Amazon, but Best Buy's still got it (and it's 40% off)

32Mashable / 1h
For example, we noticed that the popular, mid-range Roomba 890 model was sold out on Amazon, but when we looked it up on Best Buy's website, we noticed that it was still in stock *and* marked down by a whopping $200.
If you know anything about robot vacuums, you probably know that iRobot is widely regarded as a leader in the technology thanks to its iconic Roomba line.

A Quiet Place Part 2 release date delayed by coronavirus – which movie will be next?

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Horror sequel A Quiet Place Part 2 has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, moving from its previously announced March release date.
As people seek to self-isolate and stay safe during the spread of coronavirus, the effect on communal spaces like theaters could be massive – especially if movie release dates keep moving.

TAG Heuer's latest smartwatches start at $1,800

81Engadget / 1h
The third generation of TAG Heuer 's Connected series merges the fitness and productivity features of Google's Wear OS with a design that might be mistaken for a classic chronograph at first glance.
TAG Heuer's smartwatches haven't always looked this nice -- its previous Connected timepieces still looked clunky and bloated.

The 7 deadly sins of startups

100+TechCrunch / 1h
It’s easy to think you need your own COO, or CRO, or CCO right now — and they need to be just like the person filling that role at the other successful company that looks nothing like yours.
Sin No. 1: Lust (don’t focus on what other companies have)

Bitcoin loses 21 percent of its value in broad cryptocurrency rout

Satoshi Nakaboto Bitcoin88Ars Technica / 1h
Investors have been unloading volatile assets like stocks and cryptocurrencies and buying government bonds.
This week the yield on the 30-year US Treasury bond briefly slipped below 1 percent for the first time in history.

Medical Centers Are Opening Drive-Thru Coronavirus Testing Stations

400+Futurism / 1h
The University of Washington Medical Center in North Seattle is now able to test 40 to 50 people a day with a drive-through station, according to local news .
Almost 20,000 people are now being tested every day in South Korea, according to the BBC , far more per capita than anywhere else in the world.

Bitcoin just crashed in a major way

SlashGear / 1h
This morning the USD/BTC Bitcoin pairing crashed in a significant way, showing that even the digital currency is not immune to COVID-19 panic*.
Over the last 24 hours, according to Coinbase, the entire market is down 22.37% for cryptocurrency pairs.

Apple's next iPhone might have a 3D depth camera on the back

Apple iPhone 3D This Year61Mashable / 1h
If it does, Apple will likely purchase key parts for it from a San Jose company called Lumentum, which supplies the laser for the iPhone's front-facing 3D camera.
Fast Company cites a "source with knowledge" as saying that at least one of this year's iPhones will get this "world-facing" 3D camera.

John Krasinski announces 'A Quiet Place: Part II' delay

99Mashable / 1h
With measures in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus, A Quiet Place Part 2 screenings would have been quiet indeed. However, director John Krasinski tweeted on Thursday that the film, previously scheduled to release on March 20 in the U.S., would be postponed. Krasinski did not provide a new date due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 , but since A Quiet Place Part II is fully finishe

Chinese hackers and others are exploiting coronavirus fears for cyber espionage

200+New on MIT Technology Review / 1h
Two Chinese government-aligned hacking groups targeted Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Mongolia by sending email attachments with genuine health information about coronavirus but laced with malware such as Sogu and Cobalt Strike, according to Ben Read, a senior intelligence analyst at FireEye.
Spear phishing is a tactic hackers use to send specifically crafted malicious links that trick targets into clicking and being unknowingly infected.

How to Remember What 'Bear' and 'Bull' Market Mean

42Lifehacker / 2h
A bull might be known for thrusting its enemies upward, but a bear prefers to knock foes into the dirt.
Bulls charge forward and bears hibernate

How to Use Cell Values for Excel Chart Labels

How-To Geek / 2h
Make your chart labels in Microsoft Excel dynamic by linking them to cell values. When the data changes, the chart labels automatically update. In this article, we explore how to make both your chart title and the chart data labels dynamic. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

NASA’s Own Report Admits Its Non-SpaceX Rocket Is a Disaster

300+Futurism / 2h
The 2024 landing is still possible: some expected delays were built into the timeline for the Artemis mission program, so there’s still time to finish the rocket.
A new NASA report reveals that the space agency’s Space Launch System, the rocket expected to bring astronauts to the Moon in 2024, is years behind schedule and two billion dollars over budget — hardships that highlight the success of SpaceX, which now regularly delivers space station cargo for NASA, and plans to launch humans to space as soon as this May.

Red Magic 5G is the world’s first gaming smartphone with a 144Hz display

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Red Magic has been known for bold designs, powerful specifications, big, high refresh rate displays, and giant batteries.
The Red Magic 5G is also the first gaming smartphone with a 144Hz refresh rate .

Amazon rolls out Alexa-powered voice shopping experience in India

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Amazon today rolled out an Alexa-enabled voice-powered shopping feature in India as the e-commerce giant looks for new ways to engage with customers in one of its key overseas markets.
Amazon has claimed in the past that its voice-enabled shopping feature is gaining traction, but according to one 2018 report , most users were not showing great appetite for this experience.

5G is all but confirmed for the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro

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The Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro are set to launch on March 26, with many suspecting the handsets would support 5G connectivity - including us .
That rumor has been put to bed today thanks to a recent certification from Thailand’s NTBC, which confirms that both upcoming phones will have 5G variants and sport fancy new monikers: the Huawei P40 5G and Huawei P40 Pro 5G.

Tinder cancels its apocalyptic-themed show ‘Swipe Night’ out of sensitivity to coronavirus outbreak

66TechCrunch / 2h
Citing sensitivities to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic , dating app Tinder is canceling the international release of its apocalyptic-themed, in-app video series, “Swipe Night.”
“Swipe Night” was Tinder’s first foray into video, offering a five-minute interactive story where users made choices to progress the narrative, like a choose-your-own-adventure.

Speedinvest’s new €190 million seed-stage fund is ‘investing on conviction’

56TechCrunch / 2h
Speedinvest , a seed-stage VC headquartered in Vienna with offices in London, Berlin, Munich and San Francisco, recently disclosed a new €190 million fund that brings the firm’s total assets under management to more than €400 million. Its remit remains largely the same: Speedinvest broadly targets fintech, deep tech, marketplaces, industrial tech, digital health and consumer tech startups, writin

ACLU sues Homeland Security over airport face recognition program secrecy

100+TechCrunch / 2h
A leading civil liberties group is suing Homeland Security, claiming the agency is keeping the details of its airport face recognition program secret, which it says raises “profound civil liberties concerns.”
The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit in a New York federal court on Thursday, demanding that the agency turn over records to understand the scope of its airport face recognition system.

fordlibrarymuseum: Happy Birthday to the Girl Scouts,...

Music, Arts & Literature / 2h
fordlibrarymuseum : Happy Birthday to the Girl Scouts, established on this day in 1912! Girl Scout Sue Shirey presented Betty Ford with a Michigan-themed quilt made by Cadettes, Senior Scouts, and adults from the state’s 17 Girl Scout Councils at the White House on October 28, 1975. Mrs. Ford served as the Honorary National President of the Girl Scouts, a position that had been held by every Firs

New York observation deck dares you to walk on glass, 1,100 feet up in the air

30Mashable / 2h
At 1,100 feetl, ‘ Edge ’ is now officially open to the public in New York City. The deck consists of a partial glass floor and a stunning view of the New York City skyline that encompasses more than 80 miles. Read more... More about Architecture , Tourism , New York City , Heights , and Observation Desk

Thursday's Best Deals: Gillette Gold Box, Levi Jeans and Apparel, TaoTronics Projector Screen, and More

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It can play your favorite tunes from services like Amazon Music and Spotify too, though you’ll probably want to pair it with more capable wireless speakers if that’s what you’re after.
If so, then you need to stop what you’re doing right now and check out Anker’s discounted $13 FM transmitter , the Roav SmartCharge, with which you can play your music, charge your phone, and make phone calls—completely hands-free.

Russia Just Smashed Its Record for Hottest Winter

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Large parts of Russia were anywhere from 6 to 8 degrees Celsius (7.2 to 12.4 degrees Fahrenheit) hotter than normal, according to data kept by Russia’s weather service .
Large parts of eastern North America also went without winter , and temperatures rose up to 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 1951-1980 average that NASA data uses.

Of all the smart speakers, what made you choose the Echo Show 5?

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And somewhere in the middle is the Echo Show 5 , a connected display that's big enough for watching videos but not so big that it takes up too much space on your kitchen counter.
Tell us everything in a user review on our Echo 5 product page , and we might feature your comments in a future review roundup.

How to Report Price Gouging During the Coronavirus Outbreak

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In Florida, for instance, price gouging gets brought up each time a hurricane heads toward the state and people want to stock up on gas and bottled water.
The U.S. Public Interest Research Group compared prices for hand sanitizer and surgical masks since January 30, and found that prices of both items on Amazon rose by at least 50%.

Need a new printer? Walmart's printer sale includes deals from HP, Brother, and more

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To help you and your wallet, we've rounded up the best deals from Walmart's printer sale, which includes discounts on top brands like HP, Canon, Brother, and more.
Shop more of Walmart's top printer deals below, and if you're looking for more home office tools, you can check out our cheap WiFi extender deals .

Mobile Industry Awards 2020 - Entry deadline extended

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From the boardroom to the grassroots, the attendees represent the best and brightest the UK and European mobile industry has to offer.

Comcast publishes 200,000 'unlisted' phone numbers online

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American telecom company Comcast has accidentally published contact details from 200,000 of customers on its own web directory.
Customers complained that their contact details are published all over the internet via different directory services.

New Keyboards, Cameras, and Chips Rumored for Apple Products This Year

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Part of the reason why Apple may be switching back to scissor keyboards is the success of the 16-inch MacBook Pro, according to Kuo. Which, literally anyone who’s had a butterfly keyboard will tell you, duh.
Apple recently switched back to scissor keyboards from its deeply unpopular butterfly keyboards with the 16-inch MacBook Pro .

Get ready for spring cleaning with Walmart's home savings event

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This carpet cleaner features a powerful brush and suction to totally scrub your floors and lift away any dirt and debris.
Walmart is here to help you get ready for the deep clean with its home savings event happening now.

LEGO Super Mario sets let you make and play your own Mario levels

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LEGO’s goal with these sets is essentially to allow players to make their own levels and play through them with Mario figures.
The figures shipping with these sets are different than standard LEGO minifigures – they’re larger, for example, and Mario at least is battery powered with LCD eyes and an LCD display on his chest.

Get this Razer gaming laptop for *$700* off on Amazon

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TL;DR: As of March 12, you can get a Razer Blade 17 gaming laptop for $700 off on Amazon.
If you're in the market for a gaming laptop, now is the time to get one (especially since a lot of us may be working from home for the foreseeable future) — pick up the Razer Blade 17 on Amazon and save $700 .

Star Trek: Picard Laid All Its Cards on the Table, and Then Flipped It Clean Over

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And that’s before we even get to La Sirena plotting away to Soji’s home system, or Seven of Nine riding to Elnor’s aid and trying to make her own little Borg-y revolution aboard the Cube in an attempt to fight back against Narissa and the Zhat Vash!
Instead, it’s isolated to a single moment, not left any chance to reverberate, and is brief enough that it doesn’t really feel like it’s built out of Kestra’s steady attempts to convince Soji to put some faith in Jean-Luc from the last episode.

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Can I cancel or change my award ticket due to coronavirus travel waivers?

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We’ve reached out to the airline to ask whether award tickets are covered, and a spokesperson confirmed that they are, so TrueBlue members can change or cancel their flights booked with points without penalties.
Many airlines have announced travel waivers to lessen this burden, but over the last few days, we’ve received dozens of emails from readers, inquiring about whether these policies apply to award tickets.

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Levi's is Having a Sale and Everything is 30% Off

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Friend & Family 30% Off Sale | Levi’s | Promo code FRIEND Spring is basically here—why not stock up on a new wardrobe? From now until March 14th, you can score 30% off Levi’s jeans and other apparel, plus free shipping as long as you type in the code “FRIEND” at checkout. If I were you, I’d stock up on jeans, shirts, and the classic trucker jacket . Those picks will last you for years to come. Gr

Android Auto is coming to Harley-Davidson motorcycles

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Moving forward, Harley-Davidson says all 2021 model Touring, CVO and Trike motorcycles with Boom!
But that's about to change with Harley-Davidson announcing that it plans to update some of its existing motorcycles to support Android Auto .

AncestryDNA kits are cheaper than they were for National DNA Day

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TL;DR: AncestryDNA's St. Patrick's Day sale is offering the classic AncestryDNA kit for $59 and the AncestryHealth kit for $99 — a savings of $40 and $50, respectively.
On the last National DNA Day (April 25 every year), both AncestryDNA and 23andMe had major sales.

Comscore partners with Twitch to bring gaming and esports viewership stats to advertisers

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The deal will see Comscore measuring video streaming activity across Twitch, including gaming and esports, as well as other audience viewing metrics.
Measurement firm Comscore announced this morning a partnership with Amazon-owned game streaming site, Twitch.

YC-backed Giveaway is a peer-to-peer marketplace that uses virtual currency

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Unlike other buy and sell or donation platforms, Giveaway uses a virtual currency on the platform to reward people for listing their products for free on the app.
Folks can then use that Karma to claim items listed on the app.

Can You Get Coronavirus from Domestic Mail and Packages?

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If you order things directly from China, the long trip your packages take to get to you is sufficient to kill the coronavirus. But what about domestic packages? Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

How to Hide Your Background During Video Calls in Zoom

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If you work from home but still need to attend video conferences, you can use a virtual background in Zoom to hide your real background environment. It can add a personal touch to the video chat and hide messes behind you. Here’s how it’s done. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

As Naughty Dog Crunches On The Last Of Us II, Developers Wonder How Much Longer This Approach Can Last

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Today, as many of the developers at Naughty Dog put in nights and weekends at the office to finish the game, some continue to ask themselves a question that has haunted the studio for years: Is it worth it?
The type of people Naughty Dog wants to hire are the type of people who will willingly stay late at the office in order to make their games better—the type of people who would take the time to make sacks of grain deflate when you shoot them.

Andrew Yang: Coronavirus Outbreak Proves We Need Basic Income

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Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang argued this week that the coronavirus outbreak illustrates the need for his campaign promise of a basic income, Inverse reports .
But in a Monday tweet , Yang argued that it was the wrong move.

Deep North raises $25.7M for AI that uses CCTV to build retail analytics

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Deep North , which has built an analytics platform that builds insights for retailers based on the the videos from the CCTV and other cameras that those retailers already use, is today announcing that it has raised $25.7 million in funding, a Series A round that it plans to use to continue expanding its platform.
There are a number of retail analytics plays on the market today, but up to now the vast majority of them have been based on using other kinds of non-visual (and non-video) data to build their pictures of how a business is working, including logs of sales, card payments, in-store beacons, in-store WiFi and smartphone usage.

New financial fraud attacks detected 'every two minutes'

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Cyberattacks involving financial fraud saw a huge increase in 2019, a new report from Palo Alto Networks has revealed.
The report also highlighted that the equivalent of 30 fraud attacks were detected around the globe every hour in 2019, with UK police taking down over 1,600 social media profiles that were linked to cyber fraud last year.

Grab a TaoTronics 16:9 Projector Screen for a Low $17

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Best Tech Deals Best Tech Deals The best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. TaoTronics 16:9 Projector Screen | $17 | Amazon | Promo code TJ2XNKAP If you take movies and television seriously, you should absolutely invest in the TaoTronics high contrast HD projector screen ! It’s only $17 and super-easy to install. You can install it on your wall with nails, hooks, or even double-sided

This 2020 MacBook rumor is more bad news for the butterfly keyboard

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Apple moved away from its homegrown butterfly key switch with the launch of the 16-inch MacBook Pro last year, adopting a new version of the scissor mechanism.
With the arrival of the 16-inch MacBook Pro in 2019, it seemed likely that the company would transition away from the butterfly to a new Magic Keyboard as it updated its notebooks.

Get an Apple HomePod plus 4 months of Apple Music for less than $200

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TL;DR: Experience a new kind of sound with an Apple HomePod for $199.99, a $100 savings as of March 12.
Apple's HomePod allows you to pick up where you left off.

The next iPhone could have a depth-sensing camera on the back

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According to Fast Company's sources, Apple will cram TrueDepth, the same sensors used for in the forward-facing array for FaceID, into the iPhone's primary camera setup.
Second, Fast Company itself says that this feature has been kicked around by Apple before, and has previously been cut.

Lego's new sets put 'Super Mario Maker' in the real world

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"The new product we created together with the LEGO Group seeks to combine two different styles of play," Takashi Tezuka, executive officer and game producer at Nintendo explained.
"One where you freely build the world of Mario and the other where you play with Mario in the very world that you have created." The Lego Group's Julia Goldin added: "By seamlessly incorporating the latest digital technology, LEGO Super Mario is a highly social, interactive and collaborative experience for kids."
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Uber and Lyft plunge, erasing recent gains after promising profits

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Shares of the famous company rallied.
Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between.

Ride Report raises $10 million to help cities and operators manage shared bikes and scooters

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Portland-based micromobility startup Ride Report just closed a $10 million round led by Unusual Ventures to better facilitate relationships between cities and operators.
Ride Report currently works with 70 cities, including Portland, Oregon, Austin, Texas and New Zealand.

YC-backed Legionfarm lets competitive gamers pay to play with pro coaches

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Esports teams at the very top often have coaches, but the rest of the massive competitive gaming scene has to find a way to improve on their own, either via sheer time played or with creative new training platforms.
The company was founded by Alex Belyankin, who is a former pro gamer and was once in the top .01 percent of World of Warcraft players.

Democrats are using a data scientist’s secret sauce to flip Texas blue

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Texas Democratic Party Targeting Director Hudson Cavanagh told TechCrunch that his small team of strategists will leverage a new home-brewed machine learning model to mobilize the new voters the party views as mission critical.
According to Cavanagh, normal partisanship models aren’t flexible and can’t be retrained to keep up with changes to state voter files and new data collected by campaign workers.

Nintendo and Lego team up for a cool, gamified Lego Super Mario set

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Lego and Nintendo are mashing together their expertises in brick-building and games to create a unique Lego set featuring some of the most iconic characters, creatures, and features from the Super Mario universe. Starring a chubby, blocky version of Mario that's reminiscent of the days of the NES and SNES, the Lego Super Mario set is an interactive, electronic experience that works similarly to c

The Invisible Lives of Hand Dryers

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“I realized that the hand dryer represented the bar,” Ryde says.
“They’re something you rely on and expect, but don’t ever recall,” says English photographer Samuel Ryde .

Covid-19 Can't Stop People From Looking for Love (or Hookups)

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Stories about concerned and confused daters are everywhere, and people’s reactions to the outbreak range from seeking a hookup for the end of the world (and saying so in their dating app profiles) to instantly unmatching with people once they find out that their prospective mate has been on a plane recently.
Queer-focused app Lex has also been reminding people to wash their hands and suggesting ways to keep busy and connected while quarantined.

What Parents Should Know About Boys and Eating Disorders

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While girls are more likely to have a distinct goal of losing weight or maintaining a low weight, boys are much more focused on leanness or muscularity, says Dr. Douglas Bunnell, a clinical psychologist and expert on eating disorders.
Parents of girls likely know that, with all the pressure from society and peers (and sometimes even family), they need to be on the lookout for signs of eating disorders.

Southwest Airlines New Elite Benefit: Priority Boarding For Companions

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Southwest Airlines New Elite Benefit: Priority Boarding For Companions
Companions on the same booking will be assigned boarding numbers at the same time as the elite.

Star Trek: Picard episode 8 recap: The truth behind the attack on Mars is revealed

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In his quarters, Rios looks through a box of memories including his old Starfleet uniform, a photo of an older man, and a drawing of himself and someone who looks a lot like Soji.
On the La Sirena, Raffi gathers the holograms and asks them why Rios has sealed himself away in his quarters.

The Razer Blade Stealth Is the Beefy Little Laptop I Always Wanted

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I eventually upgraded to a 15-inch laptop that was a little easier to carry around, but because its case and cooling couldn’t handle the desktop-class CPU inside, the thing constantly overheated and burnt out after just a year.
(That said, at the time of writing, a Blade Stealth with an Nvidia GPU and 4K display actually costs $100 less than the model with a full HD display and Nvidia graphics.) That ain’t cheap by any means, but if you regularly use your laptop for both work and play, it’s not a totally outlandish price.

France threatens large fines and possible jail time for e-bike mods

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As US regulations permit speeds up to 32 km/h, it's not unusual for European riders to tweak their settings for extra power.
As Electrek notes, E-bike speeds are subject to regulation throughout the EU, but the top speed limit for standard e-bike power in France is 25 km/h (15.5mph), which is relatively slow, even compared to pedal bikes (speed pedelecs, meanwhile, count as a special class of bike and are permitted up to 45 km/h).

Stocks fall again, pushing deeper into bear territory as SaaS reaches 1-year lows

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( SaaS companies were early to the bear-market trend .)
The selloff has proven to be so bad that, once again, market circuit breakers were tripped:

Princess Cruises Suspending Operations For 60 Days

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Today Princess Cruises, which is owned by Carnival, has announced a voluntary and temporary pause of global ship operations for 60 days, from March 12 through May 10, 2020.
By taking this bold action of voluntarily pausing the operations of our ships, it is our intention to reassure our loyal guests, team members and global stakeholders of our commitment to the health, safety and well-being of all who sail with us, as well as those who do business with us, and the countries and communities we visit around the world.

Disney's Peter Pan Remake Has Found 2 of Its Heroes

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Rue Morgue reports Tony Todd will star alongside Clare Foley, Jason Alan Smith, Carlee Avers, Kathy Searle, Margaret Rose Champagne, Ryan Barry McCarthy, Doug Tompos, and Dick Boland in The Changed , a new alien invasion film from Michael Mongillo.
Pooka returns for his own solo film in the synopsis for next month’s episode of Into the Dark , “Pooka Lives!”

Physicist: Our Galaxy May Be Located Inside an Enormous Bubble

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A bubble that’s 250 light-years across, Lombriser says, and which contains about half the density of the rest of the universe, would reconcile the two rates of expansion.
The theory — outlined by University of Geneva physicist Lucas Lombriser in the journal Physics Letters B — is an attempt to reconcile a serious issue in contemporary physics: the fact that physicists get two different answers depending on how they calculate the universe’s rate of expansion.

Samsung begins work on 5nm chipset production lines

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Once the fabrication line is in place, an additional few months are spent at optimizing the production and improving the yield.
Samsung has reportedly already placed orders for machinery from its partners, which will be needed for setting up the 5nm foundry line.

Discord relaxes streaming limits during coronavirus outbreak

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In the wake of the coronavirus , streaming platform Discord is temporarily upping the limit on its Go Live service to 50 people at a time. In a blog post , the company said that it recognized that people in areas hit by the virus are using Discord to "keep in touch and stay on track with their everyday lives, from attending classes remotely to working from home," and that it wanted to find a way

Princess Cruises to halt operations worldwide due to coronavirus

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The world’s fifth largest cruise line early Thursday said it would pause global operations for its fleet of 18 vessels for two months, starting with sailings scheduled to begin today.
Princess is the second and biggest major cruise line to announce a suspension of operations.

Samsung Galaxy S20: How to Edit and Disable Edge Panels

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Edge Panels on the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra offer quick access to apps, calendars, tools such as the flashlight, and much more. If you don’t use the feature, the always-present screen overlay can be quite annoying. Here’s how to edit, rearrange, add, and remove Edge Panels. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Pixar's 'Soul' trailer is an unbelievably sweet look at death

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The first full trailer for Pixar's upcoming animated movie Soul gets right to the point: This movie is an idea about what happens after you die and before you're born. And of course it's really cute. Soul follows what happens to jazz musician Joe Gardner after he dies on what was one of the best days of his life. Not wanting to move onto the Great Beyond, Joe's soul leaps out of line and ends up

The ExoMars rover mission has been postponed until 2022 for further testing

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The ExoMars mission to carry a rover to the red planet will not launch this year as planned, according to the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russia's Roscosmos .
However, two parachutes needed to slow the spacecraft down during Mars entry, descent and landing must still be qualified following multiple failures during earlier testing.

The Prophecy: Hyundai’s new concept car

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Hyundai’s new electric concept car, the Prophecy, is the embodiment of the automobile manufacturer’s future in EVs. The concept car is also autonomous.
“We have brought to life yet another icon that establishes a new standard for the EV segment as well as pushing Hyundai’s design vision to even broader horizons,” said SangYup Lee, Head of Hyundai Global Design Center.

Ann Summers is offering 3 for 2 on absolutely everything

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TL;DR: Ann Summers is offering three for two on everything, including its range of sex toys and lingerie sets.
You'll probably want to hold onto everything you buy, but it's always good to have the option to return, just in case something doesn't fit or work properly.

Why bamboo bicycles are better

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Over time, metal frames can actually stress from slight bending, but bamboo remains steadfast,” said
Last but not least, it’s a soft ride as bamboo tends to absorb much more shock than metal.

Seven of the best selling cars in history

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The best selling cars throughout history have combined the newest technological improvements in the field with practical and affordable design.
The Toyota Corolla first debuted in 1966 and has kept up its name as one of the best selling cars in the world.

The U.S. Government’s Travel Ban And Warning Is Not Based On Science

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The key now is to ‘flatten the curve’ so that even if we do not ultimately reduce the total number of infections, we delay the spread so as not to overwhelm health care resources that lack the staff, masks, and ventilators necessary in the event of a major spike in cases the way Wuhan, China experienced and the way we’ve seen progression in Northern Italy and Iran.
Europe, which itself was late in addressing the severity of risk from the virus, slams the move noting that Italy has imposed a quarantine (of sorts) on the entire country.

Samsung announces new Galaxy Watch Active 2 model, the Under Armour Edition

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Announced on March 12, the Under Armour Edition (a tie-in, of course, with the sportswear brand of the same name), has a few tweaks and changes from the original smartwatch that might make it a slightly better running companion for you.
Firstly, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Under Armour Edition can provide you running tips and feedback thanks to a built-in running coach, which is especially handy if you've also got Under Armour's smart footwear for extra feedback.

The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Bringing Down Emissions, But Not for Long

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Telework will be increasingly essential for interconnected economies in a world that’s more prone to chaos, both economically and climatically.
They follow data like traffic flow and building energy usage to show that emissions spew out of commercial zones during working hours, then wane as people head home, when residential zones begin emitting more.

As Covid-19 Spreads, Listen to the Stock Market—for Now

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Covid-19 was officially declared a pandemic Wednesday, and stocks officially entered a bear market , falling more than 20 percent from their peak just last month.
Stock prices reflect expectations of future profits, and investors see the virus dampening economic activity and reducing profits.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Have Tested Positive for the Coronavirus

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Late last night, Tom Hanks shared some surprising news on Instagram and Twitter: He and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus.
To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the coronavirus, and were found to be positive." Hanks went on to say that he and Wilson "will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires."

Guide to credit card annual fees

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Alternatively, rewards cards often charge an annual fee but offer benefits, statement credits and other perks that can be worth more than the annual fee to some cardholders.
For example, the no-annual-fee Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card earns 1.25 miles per dollar spent while the $95 annual fee (which is waived the first year) Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card earns two miles per dollar spent.

Tiny ancient skull belongs to the smallest dinosaur

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The piece of amber seen here is preserving an ancient and very tiny skull inside that scientists say is probably the smallest dinosaur ever discovered.
The bird-like skull suggests that the creature was about the size of the bee hummingbird.

How to Add Slide Numbers in PowerPoint

How-To Geek / 4h
When you’re presenting a PowerPoint presentation, it can be easy to lose track of what slide you’re currently on—especially if it’s a large one. To help, you can add slide numbers in PowerPoint to know your position. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

'Roblox' announces limited-run 'Doctor Who' collaboration

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Roblox has seen an impressive range of crossovers since its arrival in 2015. The game-slash-development platform has linked up with Jurassic Park , Dr Seuss and Star Wars . Now it's getting the Doctor Who treatment. For two weeks from today, a set of Doctor Who virtual items will be available to all Roblox players for free, including a TARDIS backpack, avatars of the tenth (David Tennant) and thi

Zume co-founder goes from pizza to climate-friendly food with $2.7 million in funding

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Before leaving SoftBank-backed Zume Pizza in November 2018, co-founder Julia Collins knew what her next move would be: climate-friendly food.
Ideally, Planet FWD will be able to show there’s consumer demand for climate-friendly products, Collins said.

Lego Super Mario is coming later this year

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Don’t get me wrong, I treasure the tub of action figures gathering decades of dust in my parents’ attic, but get a load of this Super Mario Lego play set.
Nor will they discuss if there are other sensors on board, like a gyroscope or accelerometer, so the system knows when Mario is on the move.

McLaren withdraw from Australian GP

Popular Mechanics / 4h
The team statement reads as follows- “McLaren Racing has confirmed this evening in Melbourne that it has withdrawn from the 2020 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, following the positive test of a team member for the coronavirus.
Team McLaren has announced they will not be taking part in the race due to a staff member testing positive for the coronavirus.

Tracking down unexpected sources of light pollution

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Altair tried to find the best observation spots by tapping the Light Pollution Map created by Jurij Stare, with data sourced from NASA's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite ( VIIRS ) and the NOAA's Defense Meteorological Satellite Program ( DMSP ).
After using Google maps to zoom in, he spotted a massive hothouse complex.

Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti could be 40% faster than RTX 2080 Ti and may launch this year

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If new rumors are to be believed, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti could launch by the end of 2020, and will be up to 40% faster than its predecessor, the RTX 2080 Ti .
Next up is the GA103 GPU, which would apparently power the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 , with 3840 CUDA cores, a big increase over the RTX 2080’s 3072 CUDA cores, and 320-bit bus interface, which could mean it comes with 10GB or 20GB of GDDR6 memory.

Bitcoin is also having a very, very bad day

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The U.S. has taken additional measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, including travel restrictions from Europe to the U.S. Asian and European stock markets have had a rough trading day following the news.
Bitcoin hasn’t recovered since then as 1 BTC can now be exchanged for $6,150.

Is gambling illegal online in the US?

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That law didn’t make sports betting illegal, per se, but it prevented states that didn’t already allow sports gambling from legalizing it in the future.
The US does have specific laws, such as the Federal Wire Act of 1961, that prohibit gambling that takes place across state lines.

PS5 will continue Sony's focus on 'narrative-driven, single-player' games

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We may not know exactly what PS5 exclusives Sony has in the works but, according to PlayStation Worldwide Studios boss Hermen Hulst, the company will continue its focus on single-player games.
A large part of the PlayStation 4 's success has been down to excellent PS4 exclusives on offer, such as Uncharted , Horizon Zero Dawn and Marvel's Spider-Man - all of which have been narrative-driven, single-player titles.

Coronavirus is revealing the gig economy’s sharp inequalities

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And Amazon, Instacart, DoorDash, Uber, and Lyft have all promised to give their gig workers up to two weeks of sick pay if they can show they have been diagnosed with or quarantined because of COVID-19.
No work, no pay: While many tech companies have directed employees to work from home, that just isn’t possible for frontline workers like drivers or couriers.

Insurtech startup Akur8 raises $8.9M from BlackFin and MTech Capital

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Julien Creuzé, managing director at BlackFin Capital Partners, said: “Akur8 has developed a highly differentiated AI-based solution for risk modeling and pricing, with tremendous value potential for the insurers who embrace it.”
Kevin McLoughlin, partner and co-founder of MTech Capital, said: “Our investment thesis is centered around backing visionary founders with the ambition to transform insurance through the use of technology.

Men’s at-home health startup Vault takes in $30 million from Tiger Capital

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Founder and CEO Jason Feldman, who formerly headed Amazon’s Prime Video Direct and Global Innovation teams before launching Vault last summer, told TechCrunch his startup aims to bring specialized medicine into men’s homes to give them “a better body, better sex and a better brain.”
Vault , an at-home healthcare practice specializing in men’s medicine has announced the raise of $30 million in funding from Tiger Capital Group, Declaration Capital and Redesign Health to reach more potential patients and expand to more areas beyond New York, Florida, Tennessee and Texas, where it currently offers treatments.

Cloud gaming platform Shadow brings its new plans to the US

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Shadow Ultra: Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU, 4GHz with 4 cores CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage
Shadow Infinite: Nvidia Titan RTX GPU, 4 GHz with 6 cores CPU, 32GB of RAM, 1TB of storage

Need cheap fibre broadband deals? Vodafone is looking like a top choice

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We've listed both of these Vodafone offers and the closest competitor broadband deals below so you can find the best fitting option for you right now.
The Superfast Fibre 2 plan could be a better fit, with speeds averaging 63Mb for £23.95 (or £21.95 for existing customers).

Rolls-Royce Dawn Silver Bullet Roadster is inspired by the ’20s

SlashGear / 5h
The vehicle is called the Rolls-Royce Dawn Silver Bullet Roadster, and it’s a car that is inspired by the spirit of the roaring twenties.
Rolls says that the car has a newly commissioned ultra-metallic bespoke paint finish called Brewster Silver.

All Vehicles Compatible with Apple CarPlay as of March 2020

22How-To Geek / 5h
Apple CarPlay is a handy feature that combines the functionality of your iPhone with the audio system and infotainment dashboard of your vehicle. It allows you to safely control music, navigation, and messaging while you drive. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Emily Blunt and James Corden test their friendship with casual electric shock game

99Mashable / 5h
Emily Blunt may have appeared on The Late Late Show on Wednesday in guest capacity, but the star of A Quiet Place and James Corden actually go way back. "Emily, we are old friends," says Corden in the clip above. "We've worked together, we did a film, Into the Woods , together, I've hung out with you and John, you and John have spent time with me and Jules — and we thought that we would play a ga

Elektron's Model:Samples groovebox gets improved pitch control

44Engadget / 5h
Its Model:Samples -- which launched for $449, but is now only $299 -- was designed to simplify Elektron's unique workflow for beginners, and now it's been given an update to give it even beefier features.
All of these features were on the Model:Cycles that was released recently –- an entry-level synth that costs just $299, so it makes sense its slightly more expensive older sibling would get them too.

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation) is 50% Off at Woot

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Best Home Deals Best Home Deals The best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily. Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation) | $25 | Woot If AI voice assistants haven’t scared the surveillance state conspiracy theorist inside you off yet, Woot has one of the most affordable devices to give it a try on deep discount. It’s the Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation) in bra

Twitter makes working from home mandatory due to coronavirus pandemic

Twitter Makes 2020 Home200+Mashable / 5h
The company described the move as moving beyond its initial recommendation of "strongly encouraging" employees to work from home following the coronavirus outbreak.
The social media giant announced the policy in a blog post on Thursday, following the World Health Organisation's characterization of COVID-19 , the disease caused by the coronavirus , as a pandemic.

This is your chance to save on Apple iPhones

24Mashable / 5h
Amazon has just dropped a load of impressive deals on Apple iPhones , with savings of up to 37% on the iPhone 7, 8 Plus, XS, and XS Max.
You can save hundreds of pounds on some of the very best iPhones if you beat the rush.

I Played a ‘Perp’ on a Popular TV Show—Except It Wasn’t Me

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According to the description, I appeared in a season one episode of the show, in the role of “perp.”
It wasn’t until a few days later, back home and cleansed of the tequila, that I thought to investigate.

A New Wormable Windows Vulnerability Has No Patch in Sight

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Attackers who successfully exploit the flaw can execute code of their choice on both servers and end-user computers that use the vulnerable protocol, Microsoft said in this bare-bones advisory .
In the meantime, Microsoft said vulnerable servers can be protected by disabling compression to block unauthenticated attackers from exploiting the vulnerability against an SMBv3 server.

Should Earthlings Chase ‘Oumuamua Into Interstellar Space?

100+Wired / 5h
The asteroid travels about 500 million miles per year—the average distance between the Earth and Jupiter—which means it will enter interstellar space sometime in the late 2030s.
The Project Lyra spacecraft would have to travel 20 billion miles in half that time.

Shadow’s cloud-based gaming service now starts at $12 per month

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Shadow Ultra costs $25 per month, giving gamers the option to play with superior graphic performances in 4K, up to 144 FPS in full HD with ray tracing compatibility.
At $40 a month this level gives the most demanding gamers and streamers direct access to a top-level configuration with ray tracing , 1TB of storage and the best in graphics cards – in this case, the RTX Titan.
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Brochure for the Aztec Tower restaurant in the Union Guardian...

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Brochure for the Aztec Tower restaurant in the Union Guardian Trust Building. Printed on front: “Have your banquet in the Aztec Tower, Detroit’s smartest dining room. Overlooking the Detroit River. Thirty-second floor, Union Guardian Trust Building.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

How Airbus uses “the weirdest jet in the world” to assemble its airplanes

The Points Guy / 5h
TPG was recently granted a rare opportunity to watch one of these fascinating freighters in action, as it arrived in Toulouse early in the morning to unload its valuable cargo of parts for A330 jets.
Like all major planemakers, Airbus has a decentralized production structure, with plants in different European countries, each responsible for the completion of specific aircraft sections.

What Is Discord, and Is It Only for Gamers?

63How-To Geek / 5h
Discord offers free VoIP, text, and video chat servers, along with unique features for gamers like Twitch integration. It’s also a must-have for doing business in the gaming industry, and it might give other enterprises a unique edge in customer communications. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

What's the Deal with "Social Distancing," and Is It Actually Effective?

49How-To Geek / 5h
Read any news about the coronavirus and, in addition to the suggestion to frequently and thoroughly wash your hands, there’s increased talk about social distancing. But what exactly does that entail? Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Tips for Working from Home (From a Guy Who’s Been Doing It for a Decade)

50How-To Geek / 5h
Because of Coronavirus, a lot of people are being instructed to work from home. And, for a lot of you, this is the first time you’ve been expected to get stuff done without actually driving into the office. For many, this is an intimidating and challenging concept. But worry not—I got you. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Shadow Launches Closed Beta for VR Gaming Without a High-End PC

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The middle tier, Shadow Ultra, is $24.99/month for a 12-month subscription and offers up to 4K with ray tracing, an RTX 2080 or equivalent graphics card, a 4.0 Ghz (4-core) or equivalent processor, 16GB RAM, and 512GB storage.
Its base tier, Shadow Boost, starts at $11.99/month for a 12-month subscription and offers up to a 4K resolution on a remote PC with a GTX 1080 equivalent or better graphics card, a 3.4 Ghz (4-core) or equivalent processor, 12GB RAM, and 256GB of storage.
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The long Rick and Morty season 4 troll continues

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We know Rick and Morty season 4 will return in 2020 – but when those five episodes will air on Adult Swim in the US is still a total mystery.
We're not owed new episodes, of course, and we want the finished product to be good – dealing with the toxic elements of Rick and Morty's fanbase is probably no fun for the creators or anyone running a social media channel.

IHG Rewards Club Lowers 2020 Elite Requirements

25One Mile at a Time / 5h
Personally I think the only wrong thing for loyalty program executives to be saying right now is that they’re not planning on changing anything this year when it comes to elite requirements.
IHG Rewards Club has today announced that they plan on lowering elite requirements for 2020.

Dubai unveils plans for electric ‘sky pods’

Popular Mechanics / 5h
This transport system, which is described by Gulf News as a cross between a monorail and a ski lift, would have electric pods which would seat four passengers and travel at 50 km/h along determined routes through Business Bay, Downtown Dubai and Al Wasl district.
To deal with current traffic problems, the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has released plans for futuristic-looking sky pods for their busiest districts.

A new technique could help astronomers to find new minor planets

SlashGear / 5h
DES was designed to study galaxies and supernovas, and that design meant that the researchers had to develop a new way to track movement.
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have discovered more than 300 trans-Neptunian (TNOs) using data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES).

Here’s how 3D printing could help fight this aggressive type of cancer

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A 3D printer has been used to isolate stem cells from one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer, in a bid to develop a drug which can help in the fight against that particular cancer. This breakthrough comes from a team of researchers at the University of Girona in Spain, who employed the BCN3D Sigma 3D printer in order to make three-dimensional scaffolds which replicate the structures fo

The Players Championship live stream 2020: watch PGA Tour golf from anywhere today

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With nearly all of golf's biggest names set to turn out this week, here's how find a trustworthy Player's Championship live stream in 2020 and watch all the latest PGA Tour action as it happens.
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New leaked iPhone 12 camera could bring big upgrades to portrait mode

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Your next iPhone may come with a new and improved Portrait mode as well as augmented reality features, thanks to a new piece of camera tech that Apple is rumored to be developing.
It's thought this feature will be used primarily to make improvements to the Portrait mode, but it should also be useful for augmented reality (AR).

Tree planting search engine Ecosia is getting a visibility boost in Chrome

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Ecosia will soon be included on Chrome’s default search engine list in several major markets, including the UK, US, France and Germany — alongside the likes of Google Search, Bing, DuckDuckGo and Yahoo!
“It’s also good news for user choice and fairness,” he added, pointing to recent research which he said indicates that providing a choice of search engines has the potential to increase the collective mobile market share of Google alternatives by 300-800%.

Coronavirus: Amazon offers unlimited sick days to halt spread

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Amazon workers can take unlimited sick days this month - but only those who test positive for the Covid-19 virus will be entitled to any sick pay.
And one Amazon warehouse worker told colleagues on the forum, the company's previous policy of not offering sick pay had been dangerous.

U.S. Government Warns Against International Travel. COME HOME NOW.

View from the Wing / 5h
While the new policy does not go into effect until Friday at 11:59 p.m., and does not in fact restrict flying between the U.S. and Schengen countries of Europe, large numbers of international flights aren’t going to be sustainable in the face of a ban on entry by most Europeans, and in the face of the government warning against travel on top of United reporting that net bookings (new minus cancellations) for Europe and Asia already down 100% .
On the heels of the confusing statement by the President ostensibly banning flights from Europe other than the U.K. for 30 days, but really banning entry for the next 30 days by non-U.S. residents who have been to the Schengen area of Europe in the past 14 days, the State Department is now warning against all global travel .

The Morning After: BMW will end production of the i8 soon

80Engadget / 5h
Geoff Keighley, the organizer of The Game Awards and host of the E3 Coliseum event space, announced that he would be skipping the show last month, too, following up with a sober tweet about how this year's E3 was shaping up.
Due to the extended threat of the coronavirus pandemic, the gaming industry's biggest event of the year isn't happening .

The EU wants to make it easier to fix your phone

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“We want to make sure that products placed on EU market are designed to last longer, to be easier to repair and upgrade, easier to recycle and easier to reuse.
“The circular economy is the path towards more sustainable use of resources, because it is about more sustainable production, more sustainable consumption, and better waste management,” he said.

Why E3 2020 being cancelled may actually be good news for game developers

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It’s an opportunity for developers and publishers to share information on their latest games, gathering hype from the press and, more recently, letting the public in too to get an early look at what will be gracing their computers and consoles in the coming months and years.
The announcement was hardly shocking given the current status of the pandemic, but it’ll come as a big blow to the gaming community, which has celebrated E3 for nearly 25 years – 2020 being the first time the show has not taken place.

The Prepping Industry Wasn’t Prepared for the Coronavirus

100+Wired / 6h
He runs an online disaster preparedness shop called Doomsday Prep, which sells a wide assortment of worst-case-scenario gear, from two-way radios, nunchucks, and knives to a “urban bug out bag” filled with medical supplies and food.
“It suddenly seems like anything that was being lost in translation before is not now,” Christian Schauf, founder of survival gear store Uncharted Supply , says.

Singapore Was Ready for Covid-19—Other Countries, Take Note

7KWired / 6h
One article from personnel in the radiology department at Singapore General Hospital describes keeping teams of health care workers separate from one another in case one has to be quarantined, and physical separations for different kinds of patients—all sorts of seemingly small systematic changes that limit the spread of an infectious disease.
In the US, mask shortages led the Food and Drug Administration to relax the rules on what kinds of masks health care workers can use; on January 20, Taiwan’s equivalent of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it had “44 million surgical masks, 1.9 million N95 masks, and 1,100 negative pressure isolation rooms” ready to go, according to an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association .

Coronavirus Will Make the 2020 Census Even Trickier

200+Wired / 6h
The biggest potential problem would come in mid-May, when the Census Bureau sends out a projected 500,000 enumerators to collect responses from the tens of millions of people who don’t respond to the initial mailing and three followup letters.
The Census Bureau expects just 60.5 percent of the population to respond online, by phone, or by mail.

New YouTube feature will change the way you listen to music online

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When you're using YouTube on the desktop, the repeat option is visible when you right-click to open a context menu on the player, along with 'Copy video URL', 'Copy debug info' and 'Stats for nerds'.
One option is to visit YouTube in your web browser, use the browser's menu to request the desktop site, and then follow the instructions above (holding a finger on the player to display the menu rather than right-clicking).

'Overwatch' lead writer Michael Chu leaves Blizzard

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"Michael's contributions to the games and stories of the Warcraft , Diablo , and Overwatch universes have been a source of inspiration, and we will always be thankful for the time he spent at Blizzard.
Chu has been lead writer for Overwatch and its upcoming sequel Overwatch 2 since 2014, but he also worked on several Diablo and World of Warcraft games over his 20 years with the developer.
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Here’s why Ritz-Carlton club level rooms remain so exclusive

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TPG reader Hannah wants to know if it’s possible to use Marriott Bonvoy points to upgrade to a club level room at a Ritz-Carlton hotel …
Hotel elite benefits like suite upgrades, free lounge access and free breakfast tend to be worth more at luxury properties, including brands like St. Regis , Ritz-Carlton and Park Hyatt .

watchOS 7 to bring interesting new watch faces to the Apple Watch

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Partly personal and partly technical, watchOS faces, the home screens that greet users all the time, have been particularly divisive but it seems that watchOS version 7 will bring quite a few changes that could win the wearable platform more fans.
The Apple Watch share sheet will supposedly allow users to send the watch face over iMessage, AirDrop or maybe even other apps.

EE has switched on 5G in 21 more towns and cities, for 71 in total

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EE was the first UK network to launch a 5G service, so it’s no surprise it has been in the lead for most of that time, and it has just rolled out 5G to another 21 large towns and cities, with 71 towns and cities in total now having at least partial EE 5G coverage.
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TN vs. IPS vs. VA: What’s the Best Display Panel Technology?

39How-To Geek / 6h
When you shop for a computer monitor, you have to choose a TN, IPS, or VA. The best one for you depends on what you’ll predominantly use it for. And, if you’re a gamer, different panel technologies are ideal for certain types of gaming. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple to launch MacBooks with better keyboards soon, report says

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Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro , launched in Nov. 2019, has a much-improved keyboard over its 15-inch predecessor, but the 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air still sport the old, butterfly design which, in the simplest of terms, sucks . But according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors ), Apple will launch new versions of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air in the second quarter of 2020, and

New MacBooks that ditch Intel for Apple’s own CPU could arrive late 2020

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Kuo also recently asserted that Apple will push out refreshes of the MacBook Pro and Air which have the new scissor keyboards (rather than the butterfly switch) in Q2 of 2020.
So we’ve no idea if he’s talking about the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or perhaps an entirely new model, with those existing flavors sticking with Intel chips.

Moto Z4 Android 10 update rolling out at long last

SlashGear / 7h
The Moto Z4 not only lagged behind its rivals, it even lagged behind its own peers as far as Android updates go.
Better late than never, perhaps, and it’s definitely welcome news to see signs of an Android 10 update rolling out to the 2019 Moto Z4.

This new Xiaomi phone could be the cheapest 64MP camera phone so far

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The Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max both have four rear cameras in total.
In terms of specs the phones are quite similar, as they both have a Snapdragon 720G chipset (which is okay for the price tag), a large 5,020mAh battery, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and three of the same rear cameras.

5G 'is safe', new scientific guidelines say

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New international guidelines say the frequencies used to power 5G services are safe, disputing claims by campaigners that next generation networks represent a threat to public health.
The International Commission on Non‐Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has been working on new guidance for the past seven years and says the new recommendations provide improved protection for humans exposed to radio electromagnetic fields (EMF).

Magic Leap is reportedly trying to find a buyer

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Following poor sales with its first augmented reality (AR) headset, Magic Leap is seeking a buyer for at least part of its business, according to Bloomberg .
Facebook took a meeting with Magic Leap but reportedly isn't interested in buying it right now, as the social network is still trying to make its Oculus investment work.

Smart Dubai identifies 40 use cases from 10 different sectors for artificial intelligence

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Smart Dubai Department, a government entity tasked with transforming Dubai into a full-fledged smart city, has been working tirelessly for the past four years in a bid to embrace all emerging technologies and transform it to human experiences, not only to stay at the forefront but also to regulate the technology’s principles and framework.
“The steps we are taking at the moment, having an AI Lab, developing use cases across the city, having AI ethics, principles and guidelines, having data exchange and dissemination process, Dubai Pulse feeding city data to the public and government organisations and looking at the potential of exchange of data between the private and public sectors should add value to the economy,” he said.

How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

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Also, the World Health Organization recommends letting your concoction sit for a minimum of 72 hours after you're done, that way the sanitizer has time to kill any bacteria that might have been introduced during the mixing process.
Make sure that the tools you use for mixing are properly sanitized , otherwise you could contaminate the whole thing.

We have a potent weapon against coronavirus. We should use it.

1KMashable / 7h
Unlike some scary infectious diseases, like SARS , MERS , or Ebola , this new coronavirus doesn't take people out quickly.
The new coronavirus — resulting in the respiratory disease COVID-19 , which is 10 times more lethal than the flu — is now a global pandemic, though it's people over 60 who are most vulnerable.

Vegan cheese isn't living up to the real thing. Here's why.

100+Mashable / 7h
After all, we're pretty much there when it comes to plant-based milk replacing the real thing, as I discovered when I conducted an exhaustive latte-making experiment .
Not even basic plant-based cream cheese seems to hit the mark, at least not for those of us who remember clearly what the original tastes like.

Don't fancy Cyberpunk 2077? There's a new Witcher game on the way for you

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In an interview with EuroGamer 's Polish language site, CD Projekt president Adam Kiciński confirmed that another The Witcher game was already in the early development stages.
CD Projekt RED has now revealed that a fourth The Witcher game is being developed, and will be the studio’s next project after the highly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 RPG, which releases later this year.

Use your points and book a staycation at one of these 7 kid-friendly resorts

The Points Guy / 7h
That means it only costs 15,000 points a night or you can use your Category 1-4 award night certificate from The World of Hyatt Credit Card .
For those in the Mid-Atlantic, the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is a great opportunity to get away at a low cost.

Stephen Colbert breaks down the U.S. government's latest moves on coronavirus

100+Mashable / 7h
With the coronavirus now officially a pandemic , daily life is set to change for people all across America. In the video above, Stephen Colbert breaks down how — from audience-free debates (and late night shows ) to the impact on tourism and airlines. "It's only March," says Colbert at the start of the video. "2020 has done the impossible: made me nostalgic for 2019." Addressing one of the last i

Tiny island declared world’s first ‘Dark Sky Nation’

Popular Mechanics / 7h
The International Dark-Sky Association have bestowed a world-first title on the South Pacific nation of Niue.
International Dark Sky Places are areas recognised for responsible lighting policies that keep the night-time environment naturally dark.

Google Chrome’s dev tool mimics visual impairments

Popular Mechanics / 7h
Google has released a new Chrome developer tool aimed at helping developers tune and alter their website for those who suffer from visual impairments like blurred vision or colour blindness.
It follows in the steps of Firefox’s Visual Accessibility Inspector tool, which was initially released in 2018 and contained features like a contrast checker and colour vision deficiency simulator.

Behind the scenes of tomorrow’s customer experience

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In the near future, the secure and real-time journey of data across different cloud environments will push healthcare further to the edge, significantly reducing the time to treat to increase the time to live.
Picture ambulance staff equipped with mobile devices continuously connected to A&E so, as data is inputted in the vehicle, the hospital immediately receives and processes this to locate the right available staff and monitor the patient’s wellbeing.

Tom Hanks Tests Positive for COVID-19 While Shooting Movie in Australia

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Actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the new coronavirus in Australia, a country with at least 128 cases and three deaths from COVID-19.
Hanks and Wilson, both 63 years old, experienced body aches and fevers before they decided to get tested for the new coronavirus.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro series makes its global debut in India

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As promised, the new Redmi Note 9 Pro series focuses on the camera and performance aspects, while staying true to the lineup’s commitment to big displays and batteries.
The other big change comes with the cameras, as the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has a new quad-camera arrangement consisting of a 64MP f/1.89 primary camera, followed by an 8MP ultrawide shooter, a bigger 5MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor for portraits.

Unitary, an EF alumnus, raises £1.3M seed for its content moderation AI

100+TechCrunch / 8h
“Every minute, over 500 hours of new video footage are uploaded to the internet, and the volume of disturbing, abusive and violent content that is put online is quite astonishing,” Unitary CEO and co-founder Sasha Haco, who previously worked with Stephen Hawking on black holes, tells me.
Unitary , a startup that’s developing AI to automate content moderation for “harmful content” so that humans don’t have to, has picked up £1.35 million in funding.

This Movie Is Streaming Only. Should We Lower Our Expectations?

81NYT > Technology / 8h
Adding streaming-only awards categories might seem like a way to confer importance — and encourage improved quality — but I don’t think that’s how it would work in practice.
JASON BAILEY It’s tempting to put straight-to-streaming movies in the same box as straight-to-video, and a fair number of them achieve the same function; streaming-service home pages need “filler,” new content to feed an ever-widening maw, as much as video stores once did.

Millions of online shoppers have data exposed

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According to Comparitech , the documents in the database contained sales records including customer names, email addresses, addresses, purchases, the last four digits of credit card numbers and other personal information .
A database containing nearly eight million sales records was left exposed online without a password by a software vendor used by small retailers in the EU.

Most common items left in Ubers

21Popular Mechanics / 8h
Along with the more mundane, everyday items, Uber has also released a list of the more obscure things riders have left behind.
As you would expect, common items like smartphones, keys and glasses top the list, however, it looks like AirPods have joined the ‘most common list’ with an increase of 21%.

iPhone 12 may have a 3D depth-sensing camera on the back

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The iPhone 12 series is expected to debut toward the end of 2020, and a new report suggests it may be getting a fourth camera element in the form of a time of flight sensor.
Fast Company has received confirmation from a source close to the development of the next iPhone that says at least one model will have a 3D depth camera on the rear.

Apple TV+ posts a full trailer for 'Beastie Boys Story'

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With SXSW 2020 canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, Apple is hyping its upcoming Beastie Boys documentary with a nearly three-minute trailer posted tonight on YouTube . Acquired at Sundance, the documentary promises to have "Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz tell you an intimate, personal story of their band and 40 years of friendship." The trailer gives some insight into what its "live documen

Netflix rolls out its cheaper mobile-only plan in the Philippines and Thailand

98Engadget / 10h
Like the mobile-only plans in other countries, the option costs around US$3 per month -- 149 Philippine pesos and 99 Thai baht -- and allows users to watch shows in standard definition.
And while most Filipino users don't have access to postpaid plans with unlimited mobile data, they can easily download episodes and then watch them on the go.

Most Independent Repair Shops Say They Offer In-Store Fixes Apple Doesn’t, Survey Finds

90Gizmodo / 10h
Right to repair activists have long called out Apple and many of its peers for restrictions that attempt to prevent independent repair shops from performing gadget repairs as well as strip consumers of their ability to choose how they want their devices fixed and by whom.
The questions referenced related to Apple’s in-store repairs and those offered through its Apple Authorized Service Provider Program.

Over 6 million players dropped into Call of Duty Warzone battle royale on day one

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However, you don't need to purchase the full game to drop into the Warzone as the latter is a standalone installation that lets you experience the world of Modern Warfare in a battle royale style.
Call of Duty Warzone is set in Verdansk with two modes of play: Battle Royale and Plunder.

The best drones with cameras in the UK

48Mashable / 11h
There are many factors to consider when shopping for a drone, but image quality should be high on your list of priorities Drones are great for a number of reasons, but you really aren't getting the most out of your purchase if it isn't packing a decent camera .
Aerial shots were a headache when drones first burst onto the scene, with users needing to combine photography prowess with the thumb dexterity of video gamers.

India vs South Africa live stream: how to watch the 1st ODI from anywhere

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In India, South Africa, Australia, the UK, or New Zealand and looking to find out how to watch the ODI matches between India vs South Africa?
You can watch all the cricket action of this ODI series, no matter where you are in the world, by following our India vs South Africa live stream guide below.

Samsung is giving away Galaxy S20 Ultra phones in Australia-wide treasure hunt

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To celebrate the release of its new flagship phone range, Samsung Australia has announced that it's giving away "hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphones" in an Australia-wide treasure hunt. The campaign, dubbed 'Microcodes', will task participants with finding an extremely tiny code word embedded within Galaxy S20 advertisements across the country. Samsung Galaxy S

Galaxy Buds+ Red color option is now available in the US

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Given that, it probably shouldn’t be surprising that there’s a certain amount of excitement over a new variant of the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ that is now being made available in the US, letting buyers insert very glaring red pieces of plastic in their ears.
When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Buds+, it showed them off in four colors of Black, White, Blue, and, surprisingly, Red. Given the company’s long-standing practice, though, it was certain when or even if the company would bring anything other than Black, White, and Blue to the US, at least not until it actually made them available for purchase.