Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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Pornhub Premium is now free for everyone to encourage you to stay home

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Adult content site Pornhub knows we're all social distancing, so they've decided to hook everyone up with free Pornhub Premium to make our isolation just a little bit easier. Starting March 24, users can sign up at the site's special "stay home" landing page to enjoy premium for the next month. "With nearly one billion people in lockdown across the world because of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s

CBS offers a free month of All Access so you can binge-watch 'Picard'

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If you've been meaning to check out Star Trek: Picard or The Good Fight , but already perhaps have one streaming subscription too many, you can check out CBS All Access for free until April 23rd in the US. Jean-Luc Picard himself (okay, Partick Stewart) revealed ViacomCBS would make it so ahead of his show's season finale dropping later this week. Our #StarTrekPicard season finale is Thursday, an

Lego Just Resurrected One of Its Best Pirate Sets of All Time

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Toys and Collectibles Action figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards. If you had any interest in Lego in the early ‘90s, there is little doubt you owned the Black Seas Barracuda: the crown jewel of Lego’s original Pirates line that’s oft considered one of the best sets of all time. Thirty years later, the

Rocket Lab postpones next mission due to coronavirus pandemic

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Rocket Lab is the latest new space company to feel the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic: The small satellite launcher announced on Tuesday that it would be suspending its next launch, a mission called ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ that was set to take-off from Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Mahia peninsula on March 30. The launch is a rideshare mission that includes satellites from

A Guide to Kamen Rider, the Masked Marvels of Japanese Superhero TV

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Henshin! The gathered Rider heroes of the 21st century. Image: Toei If you love Power Rangers , you are probably at least aware of Super Sentai , the Spandex-clad Tokusatsu series it borrows its costumes, mechs , and action footage from . But Toei, the makers of Super Sentai , are also behind another of Japan’s most iconic superhero franchises: the legendary Henshin Heroes of Kamen Rider . Last w

Hotspot Shield can now secure your Wi-Fi router

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As the number of connected devices in users' homes has increased significantly over the past few years, many people are now looking for a way to secure all of the devices on their home networks. To help with this, Hotspot Shield has announced that its VPN service can now be configured on a number of popular home Wi-Fi routers. While installing a VPN on your smartphone or computer can add an addit

YouTube shifts default video quality to standard definition globally

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No, your eyesight hasn't suddenly deteriorated. Starting today, YouTube began shifting the default play settings on all its videos to standard definition. The decision, confirmed to Mashable over email, is in response to possible bandwidth strain as more and more people self-isolate to slow the spread of the coronavirus . The move follows a similar announcement late last week focused solely on

This company you've never heard of says it knows who isn't socially distancing

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As a responsible adult in the midst of the pandemic, you've been doing your part and socially distancing like the experts recommend. But what about, you know, everyone else? A company you've likely never heard of claims that it's able to determine — on an individual basis — whether or not people have been taking appropriate spacing measures meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus . It's able

Second Life-maker calls it quits on their VR follow-up

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The game developer behind Second Life has abandoned its grand efforts for a virtual reality follow-up to its early 2000s hit. SF-based Linden Lab announced today that they’ve sold off assets related to Sansar to a small, little-known company called Wookey Search Technologies, which will take over development of the title. Linden Lab will continue developing and maintaining Second Life and it soun

Facebook struggles to handle traffic surge caused by quarantine

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Facebook says that it has experienced a huge uptick in the use of many of its services as the number of people quarantined grows. These increases are largely impacting the services that Facebook hasn’t monetized; as well, it says that its ad business has dipped in countries taking more ‘aggressive’ measures against the pandemic. As a result, it has taken multiple steps to keep its platform stable

Bandsintown helps musicians make money with Twitch concerts

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Bandsintown wants to help musicians pull in money during the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to promoting their shows . The discovery service is giving artists free, "fast-tracked" access to Twitch's monetization systems to help them generate money from livestreamed concerts. If all goes well, they'll quickly get affiliate status on Twitch and thus make money from subscriptions and bit donations. P

Optimize your sleep with these hacks (even during a pandemic)

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Having trouble sleeping? Hit Snooze is Mashable's deep dive into how we cope with our collective insomnia and the many ways we can achieve a more peaceful slumber. Have you had a difficult time drifting off to dreamland lately because **gestures vaguely at the world**? Who could blame you. Even before the coronavirus pandemic, many of us had a hard time getting to sleep or woke up still tired, d

Instagram's new Co-watching feature lets friends browse together via video chat

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Scrolling through your Instagram feed has, until now, been something you do on your own. However, with more and more people staying away from friends and family to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Instagram has rolled out a new feature called Co-watching to help users feel, well, less isolated. The new feature allows friends on a video chat (even a group chat) to browse through post

Airlines join cruise lines in offering incentives for not canceling tickets

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Airlines around the world have been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak , with many making significant capacity reductions and some suspending operations altogether. Airlines are currently in fight-or-flight mode and doing whatever they can to conserve cash and limit refunds. While some airlines like United are making it harder to get a refund for flights canceled due to schedule changes, some a

American Shuttering Most Admirals Clubs On Thursday

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by Gary Leff on March 24, 2020 American already closed 23 airport lounges including all Flagship lounges and many Admirals Clubs. The airline has been consolidating operations at airports to handle fewer flights, so major hubs still have at least one club. That will no longer be the case come Thursday . They attribute this to a desire to avoid large gatherings. With load factors on remaining fli

You Probably Need to Clean Your Sex Toys, Like, Now

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Squalor Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She’ll be here every week helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty? Email her. I suppose I don’t need to put a fine point on the timing of this subject matter. I believe my colleague and personal hero Tercius has more than made things clear. Okay so! Here’s the thing: Regularly cleaning sex toys is an important part of

Budget-Friendly Camping Chairs That Won't Break the Bank (And Save Your Butt)

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You spoke; we listened. Last year, we rounded up the best of the best in camp chairs . The highlighted chairs were fancy, fully-featured, and (for the most part) a bit spendy. Comfort is great, but not everyone wants to drop a couple Benjamins on a chair meant to live in the dirt. We get it. This go ‘round, we tested the most budget-friendly camp chairs on the market, focusing on options that rin

All the places TPG staffers will go after coronavirus ends

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Our lives, like yours, have been completely flipped upside down during the recent coronavirus outbreak . At times, it can feel like we are living in an alternate reality, surrounded by events that just days ago might have seemed improbable or even impossible. Visit TPG’s guide to all coronavirus news and updates As we adjust to our new normal and spend time at home in an effort to “ flatten the c

American Airlines Suspends Most Food & Beverage Service, And I’m Not Sure It’ll Fully Come Back

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by Gary Leff on March 24, 2020 With load factors in the 20s, it makes sense for passengers to spread out and social distance from each other on the plan. And where possible it makes sense to limit interaction between flight attendants and passengers right now, too. JonNYC reports on changes to American Airlines food and beverage service going into effect this Friday, March 27. They aren’t offeri

Chrome 82 skipped as Google reforms release cycle

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After recently announcing that upcoming Chrome and Chrome OS releases will be paused to ensure stability while many are working remotely due to the coronavirus, Google has now decided to entirely skip Chrome version 82. Before the search giant made the decision to pause future updates, many believed that Chrome and Chrome OS version 81 would begin rolling out to users soon. The reason for this is

YouTube Slashes Video Quality to Save Bandwidth

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Tech companies are aiming to prevent internet congestion during the Covid-19 pandemic by limiting bandwidth for applications like consumer video and game downloads. YouTube typically adjusts the quality of your video based on the speed of your connection. If you have a high-speed connection, it should by default give you a high-definition video stream. Lower-speed connections are served standard-

Plague Inc’s new mode will task players with stopping an outbreak

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Ndemic Creations, the team behind the wildly popular mobile game Plague, Inc., has announced a new major update to the game with a new gameplay strategy: players must work to stop an outbreak from happening. The news comes amid an announcement that Ndemic Creations has donated a total of $250,000 to WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CE

Wefunder launches campaign to help coronavirus-impacted small businesses crowdfund loans

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With the COVID-19 crisis, startups across Silicon Valley are looking for opportunities where they can both increase the visibility of their services and be helpful to people and businesses deeply affected by the pandemic. Wefunder , an investment crowdfunding platform, announced an initiative Tuesday to help small businesses impacted by the coronavirus secure loans through its platform on friendl

Facebook is struggling to keep up with 'unprecedented' traffic

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If it seems like your Facebook feed is more active than usual these days, it's not just you: The company really is seeing a massive surge in use as millions of people around the world are forced to stay home. In Italy alone, Facebook has seen time spent increase by 70 percent and messaging increase more than 50 percent, the company said . That may seem like good news for Facebook, which has seen

Reddit finally rolls out its native poll feature for all communities

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Anonymous social media platform Reddit has rolled out a new major feature that enables anyone to poll other users on the site. With this new poll feature, communities (that don’t disable the tool) will enable their members to ask other users for their opinions on topics and gather other information when relevant. Until now, users were forced to use third-party polling options for these tasks. The

Looking back at Zoom’s ascent a year after it filed to go public

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Zoom, a video chat service then popular with corporations, filed to go public on March 22, 2019 . Best known in venture and corporate circles, Zoom was far from a household name at the time. However, the groundwork for its 2020-era consumer breakthrough during the novel coronavirus epidemic was detailed during its IPO march in the years leading up to its public debut. The company didn’t begin tra

Jalopnik The U.S. Navy's Big Beautiful New Carrier Has Hilariously Messed Up Toilets | Jezebel Why Are Celebrities Bein...

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Jalopnik The U.S. Navy's Big Beautiful New Carrier Has Hilariously Messed Up Toilets | Jezebel Why Are Celebrities Being Treated Like Pandemic Experts? | The Root Is Obama Shadow-Presidenting on Social Media? | The A.V. Club CBS All Access releases all of Star Trek: Picard for free through April | Read more...

Amazon's New 'Essential Items' Policy Is Devastating Sellers

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Bernie Thompson is exactly the kind of entrepreneur Amazon likes to celebrate. In 2009, the former Microsoft developer started his own electronics company, Plugable Technologies. He now employs 35 people in Redmond, Washington and primarily sells his signature laptop docking stations through Amazon. In 2016, CEO Jeff Bezos highlighted Plugable in a letter to shareholders, noting how Amazon helps

Jalopnik The U.S. Navy's Big Beautiful New Carrier Has Hilariously Messed Up Toilets | Jezebel Why Are Celebrities Bein...

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Volvo’s Polestar begins production of the all-electric Polestar 2 in China

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Polestar has started production of its all-electric Polestar 2 vehicle at a plant in China amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has upended the automotive industry and triggered a wave of factory closures throughout the world. The start of Polestar 2 production is a milestone for Volvo Car Group’s standalone electric performance brand — and not just because it began in the midst of global upheaval cau

YouTube defaults to SD quality worldwide to tame bandwidth surge

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YouTube has announced that videos on the site will default to standard definition (SD) quality for the next month in order to cope with demand from the bored, housebound masses. Similar measures were undertaken by the company in Europe last week , and other big consumers of bandwidth are likewise taking steps to minimize their impact. Bloomberg first reported the new, or rather expanded policy of

15 Unique Board Games and RPGs for Families That Aren't Monopoly or Trivial Pursuit

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Clockwise from left: Dungeons and Dragons vs. Rick and Morty , Bubblegumshoe , Stuffed Fables , and Dungeon Mayhem. Image: Wizards of the Coast, Evil Hat Productions, Plaid Hat Games Families are experiencing some of the hardest changes with social distancing . Kids are home from school and parents have had to transition to a new way of learning for the first time. There’s also the issue of keepi

Mushroom recall expands as another company pulls all products

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Following an initial announcement earlier this month, the FDA has published a new food safety advisory warning that another large batch of a popular type of mushroom called enoki has been recalled. As with the initial recall, these latest recalled mushrooms originate from South Korea and may cause a foodborne illness caused by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes . The initial announcement surface

Kübi's Quick Access Bi-Fold Wallet Strikes the Perfect Balance of Tradition and Function

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Kübi’s Quick Access Bifold Wallet takes the Goldilocks Approach to wallets—and it made me a believer. I consider myself a pretty forward-thinking guy when it comes to most products. However, modern front pocket wallets always struck me as a bit odd. The Crabby Gear wallet looked super cheap, and the Nomatic Slim Minimalist Wallet looked like it’d be just a pain to use after a while. $22 From amaz

YouTube Is Lowering Default Video Quality Worldwide for 30 Days in Response to Pandemic

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In response to usage changes amid the covid-19 pandemic, YouTube has announced it’s reducing the default video quality on all videos globally for 30 days. The change will see the default setting for videos fall from high definition to standard definition, the company said, and will start rolling out “gradually” beginning Tuesday. Users will still be able to manually change the video quality setti

FDA now allows treatment of life-threatening COVID-19 cases using blood from patients who have recovered

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its rules around use of experimental treatments for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to include use of “convalescent plasma,” in cases where the patient’s life is seriously or immediately threatened. This isn’t an approval of the procedure as a certified treatment, but rather an emergency clearance that applies only on a case-by-case basis, and

Microsoft will pause optional non-security Windows updates

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Because everyone, including IT people and Microsoft developers, already has enough to worry about right now, Microsoft is pausing all optional non-security releases for supported versions of Windows and server products. This will allow Microsoft to focus on security updates. Specifically, Microsoft will suspend C and D updates, which are usually released during the third and fourth week of each m

Ford's Quickly-Designed Powered Air-Purifying Respirators Are A Clever Re-Use Of F-150 And Hand Tool Parts

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Most of the major automakers and many other companies are stepping up to help produce more desperately-needed equipment like air purifiers and respirators, leading to some fascinating improvised quick engineering and design solutions. The results feel a bit like the sort of clever engineering within severe constraints of an Apollo 13-style emergency problem-solving scenario, like Ford’s design fo

False start: the Tokyo Olympics dates shift to 2021 due to coronavirus concerns

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If you planned on buying an 8K TV to watch the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, you might want to hold off: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says that the Olympics will officially be postponed until 2021. The agreement was struck between the Prime Minister and the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, who say the games must be postponed to avoid the spread of the novel coronav

Greta Thunberg warns she likely has coronavirus, asks young people to take it seriously

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Greta Thunberg announced via an Instagram post on Tuesday that she and her father had shown symptoms associated with the novel coronavirus, writing that it was "extremely likely" she contracted the virus.

Thunberg, who famously travels without planes to engage in her climate activism, quarantined herself for the last two weeks after returning from a trip around Central Europe, according to her post. She began feeling symptoms "around ten days ago." Her father, who also experienced similar symptoms, found his symptoms to be much more acute.

In Sweden, where Thunberg lives, testing for COVID-19, the official term for the disease caused by the coronavirus, is prioritized for hospitalized patients and those who work in healthcare or elderly care, according to the Public Health Agency of Sweden. The Public Health Agency of Sweden says that anyone ill with flu or cold symptoms should stay at home, and that this group will not be prioritized for testing. Consequently, Thunberg was not tested.

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The last two weeks I’ve stayed inside. When I returned from my trip around Central Europe I isolated myself (in a borrowed apartment away from my mother and sister) since the number of cases of COVID-19 (in Germany for instance) were similar to Italy in the beginning. Around ten days ago I started feeling some symptoms, exactly the same time as my father - who traveled with me from Brussels. I was feeling tired, had shivers, a sore throat and coughed. My dad experienced the same symptoms, but much more intense and with a fever. In Sweden you can not test yourself for COVID-19 unless you’re in need of emergent medical treatment. Everyone feeling ill are told to stay at home and isolate themselves. I have therefore not been tested for COVID-19, but it’s extremely likely that I’ve had it, given the combined symptoms and circumstances. Now I’ve basically recovered, but - AND THIS IS THE BOTTOM LINE: I almost didn’t feel ill. My last cold was much worse than this! Had it not been for someone else having the virus simultainously I might not even have suspected anything. Then I would just have thought I was feeling unusually tired with a bit of a cough. And this it what makes it so much more dangerous. Many (especially young people) might not notice any symptoms at all, or very mild symptoms. Then they don’t know they have the virus and can pass it on to people in risk groups. We who don’t belong to a risk group have an enormous responsibility, our actions can be the difference between life and death for many others. Please keep that in mind, follow the advice from experts and your local authorities and #StayAtHome to slow the spread of the virus. And remember to always take care of each other and help those in need. #COVID #flattenthecurve

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She writes that she has "basically recovered," and that while experiencing her symptoms she "almost didn't feel ill" — which is exactly what Thunberg wants her followers to understand.

Without her dad experiencing similar symptoms, Thunberg says that she "might not have suspected anything."

She continues: "And this it what makes it so much more dangerous. Many (especially young people) might not notice any symptoms at all, or very mild symptoms. Then they don’t know they have the virus and can pass it on to people in risk groups."

In the U.S., some young people, like those who packed Florida beachesfor spring break, have shown flagrant disregard for the World Health Organization's recommendations. Although young people are less at risk, no one is invulnerable when it comes to COVID-19.

"We who don’t belong to a risk group have an enormous responsibility, our actions can be the difference between life and death for many others. Please keep that in mind, follow the advice from experts and your local authorities and #StayAtHome to slow the spread of the virus. And remember to always take care of each other and help those in need."

This isn't the first time that Thunberg asked for young people to unite behind the science (in the context of COVID-19). Prior to her personal announcement, Thunberg also called for climate strikes to move online, stressing that young people practice social distancing for "the best interest of our common society."


Scientists Say There Could Be Life on Mercury

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Mercurious According to a study published last week in the journal Scientific Reports , there’s a minuscule chance that Mercury, our Sun’s closest neighbor, has all it needs to host life. “It is possible that as long as there was water, the temperatures would be appropriate for the survival and possibly the origin of life,” co-author Jeffrey Kargel from the Planetary Science Institute told The Ne

Swiss startup Creal is building display tech for the next generation of AR/VR headsets

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After years of hype, the AR/VR space has certainly grown quieter as of late, but some investors are still coalescing behind a vision that the technologies could one day replace mobile if the technical kinks can be worked out. Creal is a Swiss startup that’s working on some fundamental display technologies that could make VR and AR headsets more comfortable with more life-like optics. The startup

Life Is Thriving 2,600 Feet Beneath the Seafloor

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You won’t see many living things above the ocean surface hundreds of miles southeast of Madagascar—an albatross or the occasional fishing vessel may break up the hours of solitude. But beneath the surface, lava from Earth’s mantle has uplifted a long, underwater mountain range with a flat top extending 5 kilometers above the seafloor. Its name, the Atlantis Bank, is oddly appropriate; here, micro

Pour Yourself Some Tea From This $33 Electric Tea Kettle Because Honey You Deserve It [Exclusive]

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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. Vava Stainless Steel Electric Tea Kettle | $33 | Amazon | Promo code KINJAVA5 It’s okay to feel bad right now. You’re not alone. We’re in this together. Vava’s best-selling electric tea kettle is $33 right now with our exclusive discount code KINJAVA5 . Sit back, sip some t

How To Help Your Friends Get Better At Animal Crossing

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons can be a little lonely, but you can always get together with your friends. If your friends aren’t quite as far along in the game as you, there are lots of ways to help them pay off their house loans and start laying out the island of their dreams. Here are three things you can do with your friends to help move things along. Watch the video above or read the transcrip

American Airlines Headquarters Employees Petition To Work From Home

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by Gary Leff on March 24, 2020 I’ve covered United Airlines’ hostility to remote work for its headquarters employees . A group that says it represents 325 employees at American Airlines ‘Skyview’ campus headquarters near the Dallas Fort Worth airport say their airline has been hostile to the idea as well, and are petitioning for jobs that can be done remotely to be permitted to do so, following

Walmart's best online sales: cheap deals on TVs, Roku, Xbox One, Fitbit, and more

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You can find fantastic deals right now at Walmart with discounts available in every category. To help you sort through all the offers, we've rounded up Walmart's best online sales that we think are worthy of your time. The bargains include discounts on TVs, Roku streaming devices, Xbox One consoles, Fitbit activity trackers, appliances and more. Walmart's top online sales include the Roku Express

What to Stream Tonight, March 24, 2020

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Now that we’re all spending a lot more time at home, there’s starting to be a lot more content to watch while you’re there. Famous chefs are hosting cooking classes on Instagram, DJs are throwing virtual dance parties for over 100,000 people, and movie studios are making their new releases available to stream at home while you can get out to theaters. To help you find all that content, we’re goin

SpaceX Delays Launch Because of the Coronavirus

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Grounded Though SpaceX has still been launching rockets during the coronavirus pandemic, the company is now facing delays for an upcoming Air Force mission. SpaceX was supposed to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force base in California on March 30, but now the mission is on “indefinite” hold, according to TechCrunch . The base declared a public health emergency over the weekend

Maximizing redemptions with the IHG Rewards Club program

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IHG Rewards Club is an underdog of the hotel points world. The program may not have the footprint of Marriott Bonvoy or the flashy elite benefits of World of Hyatt , but the program does have some nifty tricks up its sleeve. Just take a look at IHG’s redemption rates — IHG reward nights start at just 10,000 points per night, and all redemptions are priced based on a standard award chart. With thi

Join Us For Today’s OMAAT Virtual Happy Hour!

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Thanks to everyone who joined us for our virtual happy hour over the past four weekdays. We’ve had a lot of fun with it, and as many people seem to enjoy these, we’ll keep doing them… it’s not like we have anywhere to be. Must like yesterday, we’ll be doing some things differently compared to last week: We’ve heard that many people don’t like Facebook (we also don’t love Facebook), so are going t

WestJet Cuts Nearly 50% Of Staff

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Well, the hits just keep coming for Canadian airline employees. Hot on the heels of Air Canada’s massive flight attendant layoffs , WestJet announced today that 6,900 workers will be leaving its employ, just shy of half the airline’s 14,000 employees. The airline says 90% of these departures are “voluntary”, including early retirements, voluntary resignations, and voluntary unpaid leaves of absen

Apple Card Updates Privacy Policy to Allow for More Anonymized Data Sharing

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When Apple announced its Apple Card nearly a year ago, it seemed like an alright card whose main selling point was enhanced privacy. Well with iOS 13.4, it appears that Apple has updated that privacy to allow for more anonymized data sharing with its banking partner Goldman Sachs. Before you grab a virtual pitchfork, screaming about how it was inevitable that morally bankrupt Goldman Sachs would

General Electric suffers data breach after service provider hack

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General Electric (GE) has revealed that one of its service providers has fallen victim to a data breach which resulted in the personally identifiable information of current and former employees as well as beneficiaries being exposed online. In a notice of data breach filed with the Office of the California Attorney General, the multinational company explained that Canon Business Process Services

Facebook Is ‘Just Trying to Keep the Lights On’ as Traffic Soars in Pandemic

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The US Army Corps of Engineers Deploys Against Coronavirus

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“This is an unbelievably complicated problem, and there’s no way we’re going to be able to do this with a complicated solution,” Lieutenant General Todd Semonite said in a briefing last week. “We need something super simple.” That simplicity belies the incredible logistical efficiency required to go from design to construction, from the USACE, state governments, and the Federal Emergency Manageme

Volkswagen converted its iconic 1960s bus into an electric concept car to distract us all

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Volkswagen has an idea for a new concept car that — take a deep breath — has nothing to do with the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, the German company unveiled its very electric idea for its next generation of microbuses: The e-BULLI, a converted 1966 T1 Samba Bus, is fully electric, but delightfully retro. This particular converted model was built in Hannover, Germany and in a previous life wo

UPS will develop a fleet of VTOL drones for unmanned deliveries

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UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF), a subsidiary of the delivery company UPS, has teamed up with Wingcopter, a German drone manufacturer, to develop a new fleet of quieter delivery drones. These new drones will be designed with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities (VTOL) and they’ll be used for various delivery purposes both in the United States and internationally. This is a collaboration between t
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Supreme Court rules states are immune from copyright law

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Enlarge / A model of the pirate ship Queen Anne's Revenge in the North Carolina Museum of History. 1 with 1 posters participating A state government that infringes someone's copyright doesn't have to worry about getting sued, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday. The high court held that federalism trumps copyright law, effectively giving states a free pass. The case pitted a North Carolina videogra

Look Up Your State's COVID-19 Test Results With This Tracker

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Photo: Robin VAN LONKHUIJSEN / ANP / AFP (Getty Images) We undoubtedly have far more cases of COVID-19 in the US than testing has revealed, but testing is still an important way to begin getting a handle on how far this outbreak has spread. An online tool called the Covid Tracking Project has collected each state’s testing data if you’d like to keep tabs on how that’s going. The tracker covers al

Myth, Dusted: No, Electric Cars Don’t Hurt the Environment That Much

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Big Gas There’s a common idea that electric cars use up more energy, overall, than fuel-based cars. More energy to manufacture, to maintain, and, depending on the re-telling, to re-charge (thanks to the energy sources required to generate electricity). Now, the BBC reports , that idea has finally been disproven as the big, dumb, anti-green-energy “theory” that it is, thanks to a new research pape

Game downloads will be throttled to manage internet congestion

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For the billions stuck at home during the global effort to flatten the curve, gaming is a welcome escape. But it’s also a bandwidth-heavy one, and Microsoft, Sony and others are working to make sure that millions of people downloading enormous games don’t suck up all the bandwidth. Don’t worry, though, it won’t affect your ping. A blog post by content delivery network Akamai explained a few thing

Control each other’s apps with new screensharing tool Screen

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It’s like Google Docs for everything. Screen is a free interactive multiplayer screensharing app that gives everyone a cursor so they can navigate, draw on and even code within the apps of their co-workers while voice or video chatting. Screen makes it easy and fun to co-design content, pair program, code review or debug together, or get feedback from a teacher. Jahanzeb Sherwani sold his last sc

Tell Us Your Pandemic Stories for Our Oral History

200+Wired / 5h
I’ve spent most of the last five years writing and researching an oral history of September 11th , a world-changing disaster that rewrote our geopolitics, our economy, and society. Now, of course, we’re all living through another once-in-a-century crisis—one that appears to have the potential to rewrite even more of our geopolitics, our economy, and our society. We are living history every hour r

Mouse support for iPad? Apple launches iOS and iPadOS 13.4

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Apple's iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 update brings new features to your existing iPhone and iPad, and chief among the perks is enhanced mouse and keyboard support. Any iPad compatible with iPadOS 13.4 will be able to use a mouse with a real pointer icon on-screen. Yes, Apple demoed mouse support with the iPad Pro 2020 along with its ‘floating’ Magic Keyboard peripheral, but it's not limited to the ne
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American Airlines Suspends Food & Beverage Service On Most Flights

500+One Mile at a Time / 5h
Earlier I wrote about how Southwest Airlines is suspending all inflight service . Now American Airlines has revealed some significant cutbacks to inflight service. American Airlines inflight service cutbacks @xJonNYC has the scoop on how American Airlines will be significantly cutting back service on all flights, eliminating service altogether on many flights. I actually don't know if this was em

Stocks blast higher on expectation of sweeping federal action

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There are no free market fanatics on corporate boards the moment the economy wobbles. Today makes the point, with stocks shooting higher on the back of news that a sweeping federal package of aid and stimulus should soon pass Congress. The goal of the financial package is to blunt the impact of COVID-19-related market disruptions that have led to mass layoffs, and an economy expected to slip into

While Many Restaurants Struggle, Here's How One Is Thriving

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Customers can also “pay forward” nine-dollar bowls, which Team Addo delivers to a local homeless shelter about once a week. On March 17, they hit 1,000 donated bowls. Now, a couple weeks into the thick of the pandemic, Addo is doing better than when the outbreak began. For as big of a change as this was for Rivera and his staff, the tech savvy that is now helping him succeed has been in place sin

BioWare book will chronicle 25 years of games

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Did you practically grow up with BioWare games? If so, there will soon be a book to help you reminisce. The studio is preparing BioWare: Stories and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development , a retrospective book that will discuss "key moments" in the company's history while showing previously unseen artwork and photos. You can also expect tidbits regarding "secret, cancelled" game projects. Thi

Regrow Scallions in a Cup of Water

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Scallions are an extremely useful, versatile allium . If you like to cook with scallions (aka green onions), but are worried about running out, you can keep the white ends in a glass of water where they will regrow into new, delicious scallions. Just put the root ends in a glass of water and put that glass in a sunny window, and change the water about once a week. After five days or so you should

Our Readers Can Save Big on a Aukey Dual-Port Wall Charger, Right Now

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Best Tech Deals Best Tech Deals The best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. AUKEY 60W Power Delivery Charger | $26 | Amazon | Clip the coupon and use the promo code YNAXCW33 Save big on a of travel-friendly, Aukey USB-C wall plug with the code YNAXCW33 and on-page coupon. Doing so will drop the price of this AUKEY 60W Power Delivery Charger down to just $26. This unit offers a standar

Minecraft just unlocked free education content as a COVID-19 distraction

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With the COVID-19 outbreak, a lot of things have ground to a halt, including education in some places. Schools in many regions of the world are closed until the worst of the outbreak is over, with some universities and high schools switching to online instruction. In order to help keep the wheels of education turning, Mojang and Microsoft have launched a free collection of educational content for

Impossible Foods CEO Says he Could Create Brand-New Types of Meat

100+Futurism / 6h
Dinosaur Steaks Thus far, the plant-based and lab-grown meat industries have largely sought to imitate commonplace meals like poultry, beef, and pork. But that could someday change, says Impossible Foods CEO Patrick Brown. Brown told The Verge that the way he sees it, there are lots of opportunities to experiment. As plant-based meat techniques improve — and market permitting, he added — we might

Oman Air Cancels Flights Indefinitely

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Oman Air has become the latest Gulf carrier to announce that they’re more or less shutting down, joining Emirates, Etihad, and FlyDubai . Oman Air cuts passenger flights Oman Air has announced plans to suspend all passenger flights as of 12PM on Sunday, March 29, 2020: Oman Air cargo operations will continue There is one exception to these suspensions, which is that once daily service of Oman Air

Coronavirus is a critical event and needs to be treated as such

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The coronavirus is a critical event. For most companies this is unchartered territory and management of it will be very disjointed and take valuable time to work through. A crisis management program is necessary but not always within an organisation’s experience, so companies need to consider how they can use technology to help them manage the impact on the business and a remote working strategy.

With the coronavirus crisis, I'm really not looking forward to warm weather

65Mashable / 6h
I live in New York. But last week my fiancée and I decided we'd isolate outside of the city. We retreated to a home in a rural area, instead of cooping ourselves inside of our lovely, but small, one-bedroom apartment. (We're also taking the necessary precaution of not interacting with anyone for quite some time, since we left a high-risk area.) It's beautiful here. I'm writing this on a Friday a

The coronavirus is making airlines come up with unusual flights from Australia

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In another example of how the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing airlines to adapt in ways not seen before, Qantas will fly an extraordinary nonstop service from Australia to London aboard an Airbus A380. It’s only the second time that a scheduled flight will link Australia to Europe nonstop. According to Airlineroute , the Australian airline is temporarily changing its flagship Sydney – Singapore – Lo

Google Play’s malicious app problem infects 1.7 million more devices

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32 with 27 posters participating, including story author Google Play , the company’s official repository for Android apps, has once again been caught hosting fraudulent and potentially malicious apps, with the discovery of more than 56 apps—many of them for children—that were installed on almost 1.7 million devices. Tekya is a family of malware that generates fraudulent clicks on ads and banners

Glowing Deep-Sea Squid Have a Complex Form of Communication, New Evidence Suggests

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A Humboldt squid flashing its colors around 300 meters (980 feet) below the surface of Monterey Bay. Image: MBARI New research could finally explain how highly social deep-sea squid, with their glowing bodies and bioluminescent flashes, are able to coordinate their actions despite living in near-total blackness. Humboldt squid ( Dosidicus gigas ) are top predators of the low-light pelagic zone, h

Motion website blocker aims to improve your focus online as you WFH

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Y Combinator’s latest class of startups arrived to a fairly lukewarm public reception last week as the world melted down in the midst of the accelerator’s virtual demo day. While the startups didn’t anticipate launching into mid-pandemic markets, some seem more poised to succeed in this new environment than others. For the past several weeks, I’ve been playing around with one of those startups’ t

Wonder Woman 1984 movie’s theatrical release delayed until August

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The next installment in the cinematic DC Universe, Wonder Woman 1984 , won’t be appearing on the big screen until late this summer, the team behind the film has announced. The movie was originally scheduled to premiere in theaters on June 5, but Warner Bros. has made the decision to postpone the sequel until August 14. Malignant , the movie previously scheduled to debut on August 14, has been bum

Best comic book apps

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Excelsior! If you’re looking for the best comic book apps, those services that take your much loved trade paperbacks and story arcs and present them in all their digitised finery, then you’ve come to the right place. While there’s lots to be said for the purists’ traditional paperbacks, reading comics in the digital age makes them more accessible than ever. With full library back catalogues at yo

Why the Covid-19 Related Drop in Air Travel Could Make Weather Forecasts Less Accurate

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Amid the covid-19 pandemic , everyone’s cancelling their flights . To prevent the spread of the virus, countries are enforcing strict travel bans and encouraging social distancing, which means no air travel unless absolutely necessary. Airlines are taking huge hits: Southwest’s planes are just 20 percent full, Delta’s CEO said the demand fall-off is “unlike anything we’ve seen,” and the low-cost

Get Rotisserie Chicken and Perfect Fries With a 10-in-1 Power XL Air Fryer for $50

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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. PowerXL Pro XLT 10-in-1 Air Fryer (Refurbished) | $50 | Woot Almost everyone has heard of an air fryer, and chances are you own one, but does yours also have a full rotisserie setup? The Power XL Pro XLT does, and Woot has refurbished models for just $50 . This 6-qt oven is

Save the world from a pandemic in the next 'Plague, Inc.' update

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Plague, Inc. lets you become a mad scientist. You design a pathogen and release it upon the world, trigger certain evolutionary traits and -- if all goes according to plan -- wipe out the human race. The game came out eight years ago, but the relevance of the game during real-life events like the current coronavirus pandemic and the ebola outbreak of 2013 keep bringing people back for more. To he

Firefly targets summer launch, unveils plans for lunar delivery service

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0 with 0 posters participating A rendering of Firefly's Genesis Moon lander. A look at the company's Orbital Test Vehicle, or OTV. Firefly A cutaway of Firefly's Alpha rocket payload fairing showing a primary payload with the OTV at the bottom. Firefly A close-up view of the OTV at the bottom of the payload fairing. Firefly A wider view of the rendering showing Genesis landing on the Moon. Firefl

Make Sure You Don't Look Like a Big Weirdo Before Jumping on That Conference Call

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Now that many of us lucky enough to be working are working from home and hosting our meetings virtually, we’re hyper-focused on making video conference calls less terrible , starting with making sure we look good on camera . But how sure are you that you actually don’t look terrible or that there isn’t something embarrassing in view behind you? Don’t you want to check one last time before hopping

Ryanair to suspend all commercial flights until June

79The Points Guy / 6h
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary announced on Tuesday that the ultra low-cost airline will suspend all of its commercial flights until at least June. The news comes as the result of the ongoing coronavirus crisis , which has forced countries to close borders and travellers to stay at home to reduce its spread. Europe’s biggest low-cost airline will temporarily suspend all commercial operations, instea

Amazon coronavirus delays: Shipping employees test positive for COVID-19

SlashGear / 6h
Several Amazon employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at shipment and/or fulfillment centers in the United States. Amazon seems to be enacting quarantine measures for these employees and asking that employees who had any “close contact” with their infected co-workers to self-quarantine for 14 days. There have also been notable delays in shipments of non-essential items in the last couple of

Does Solid Coffee Taste Good?

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Look, I fully admit this is a pretty first-world problem (especially considering everything else going on right now ), but what are you supposed to when you need some coffee but don’t have the time or equipment to brew or buy a fresh cup of joe? While there are a ton of alternatives that can supply you with a burst of energy, most of them like caffeine pills, energy drinks, or caffeine-laden gum

Former founders of SocialRank have launched a job board for COVID-19 layoffs

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The COVID-19 pandemic has already triggered a number of layoffs across industries, from travel companies to scooter startups . But, as a gray footnote to all tragedies, we’re starting to see innovation pop through the cracks — and hopefully help some people, as well. Back in November, Alexander Taub and Michael Schonfeld launched Upstream , a social media platform for professionals, to a small gr

What's Coming to Hulu in April 2020

57Lifehacker / 7h
If you’re starting to run low on new stuff to stream, good news: A lot more is on the way to Hulu in April. Starting April 1 you’ll be able to binge-watch seasons 27-29 of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives , season nine of Married at First Sight , and season 120 of House Hunters , among other new programming. April 1 also brings with it The Fully Monty , Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2, Risky Business , and

Now Is the Time to Do the Dumb Stuff

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Quarantine, shelter in place—whatever you’re calling it wherever you are—is horrifying. If hell is other people, being forced to keep all people outside a six-foot perimeter makes a strong case for purgatory-on-Earth. But in the fleeting moments where I’m feeling pollyannaish about this catastrophe, social isolation is also strangely liberating. What I’m saying is: In this golden moment of loneli

How Do I Connect My Work Laptop to My Home Monitor?

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Tech 911 Tech 911 Do you have a tech question keeping you up at night? We'd love to answer it! Email david.murphy@lifehacker.com with "Tech 911" in the subject line. It’s day two of Tech 911 —the working-from-home edition—and I’m back to tackle even more of your tricky troubleshooting. Remember, if you’re having any issues with your work-from-home setup, I encourage you to leave a comment to this

Rare disease designation for coronavirus drug is just a tax break

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Aurich Lawson / Getty Images 13 with 13 posters participating On Monday night, a panicked headline at The Intercept proclaimed that a potential treatment for COVID-19 had been classified as what's known as an "orphan drug," which is a class given to treatments for rare diseases, and that such a classification runs the danger of "potentially limiting [the drug's] affordability." At first glance, d

“Heroic Effort”: Elon Musk Donates 1,250 Ventilators to Hospitals

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Heroic Effort In order to help health care professionals cope with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Tesla CEO Elon Musk sourced some 1,255 ventilators from Chinese manufacturers and donated them to hospitals in the Los Angeles area, according to Bloomberg . “China had an oversupply, so we bought 1255 FDA-approved ResMed, Philips & Medtronic ventilators on Friday night & airshipped them to LA,” w

Air Canada Launches Mileage Sales And Bidding For Upgrades At An Unusual Time

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by Gary Leff on March 24, 2020 You won’t expect to see a lot of new features launching with airlines or hotel companies right now. Technology investment – indeed, any investment of any kind, will largely be on the back burner. But projects that are well underway may be completed. And projects that are almost done? Air Canada just launched two new Aeroplan features. Copyright: ronniechua / 123RF

Stanley Hudson from 'The Office' is a Nap Icon we should cherish

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Having trouble sleeping? Hit Snooze is Mashable's deep dive into how we cope with our collective insomnia and the many ways we can achieve a more peaceful slumber. In the finale of The Office , there’s a perfect moment. Well, there were many perfect moments in the finale. The Office in its entirety was full of perfect moments — that might be what it did best — but I digress... Anyway, I want to

Surfshark has the best cheap VPN deal around and is now free for some businesses

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If VPN service Surfshark could already be counted on to have some of the world's best VPN deals, the provider has gone above and beyond for its customers in light of the current global situation. Surfshark is now offering six free FREE months of its VPN for small companies . With so many people now retreating to their homes to work, VPNs have been extremely useful in the battle against cybercrimi

How you can help small businesses during COVID-19

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We have a favorite wing restaurant that we are patrons of once a week. Seeing the owner struggle to stay afloat over the last few weeks has had a big impact on me. In less than a week, the owner was putting out calls on social media to support the business as she was already having to lay off staff who had been with her for years. (shoutout to H&J Wings & Things in Newnan, Georgia ). These staff

Why It Makes Sense To Apply For Credit Cards Sooner Than Later

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I’ve been making a point of not actively promoting credit cards right now (especially not ones where the primary benefit is lounge access, at a time where most people shouldn’t be flying), despite that being a major source of income for the blog . However, there have been several questions about “what to do with cards” in the current environment, and I do have some general thoughts to share for t

Coronavirus: Dyson develops ventilators for NHS

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Image copyright Reuters Dyson has announced it will develop a new type of medical ventilator for the NHS, to help with coronavirus. The firm, headed by British inventor Sir James Dyson, said it had responded to the government's request for help. Meanwhile, a consortium of more than a dozen companies aims to build ventilators based on two existing designs. Some industry insiders have suggested tha

WB Finally Makes the Call to Push Wonder Woman 1984's Release

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Wonder Woman 1984 has been delayed but still plans a summer release. Photo: Warner Bros. Wonder Woman 1984 has been stunned but is still standing up to the forces of evil. As expected, Warner Bros. just announced that the upcoming superhero sequel has been delayed from its original June 5 release back. The shock though is that the delay is only two months to August 14. It’s the shortest covid-19

SF supervisors push for more gig worker protections during the coronavirus pandemic

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San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is pushing a number of legislative bodies to offer more protections and benefits for gig workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. As gig workers are still out delivering food to people and providing rides , supervisors are asking the SF Office of Labor Standards Enforcement to establish enforcement procedures in compliance with Assembly Bill 5, which outlines wha

Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless 2 are a great-sounding pair of $300 earbuds

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They’re doing construction in my apartment building right now. I live on the first floor and can hear the distinct sound of jackhammering on concrete coming from the basement below. There’s also the sound of a generator and a far higher-pitched drilling noise. It’s all happening with the perfect combination of frequency and randomness completely designed to drive this work-from-homer completely n

YouTube will soon default to SD video resolution around the world

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Following similar plans for Europe, YouTube has made the decision to default to standard definition video resolution on its platform around the world. This practice will only be put in place for one month, assuming nothing changes in the coming weeks, and is intended to reduce the strain of internet traffic spurred by the coronavirus outbreak. Other video companies have rolled out similar measure

Car plants idle, GM and Ford turn to ventilator production

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Ford and General Motors may have shut down vehicle production in North America, but that doesn’t mean the automaker behemoths are idle. Instead, the two firms have turned their attention to one of the most pressing needs of the coronavirus pandemic, the potentially-deadly shortage of ventilators. Ventilators are a vital healthcare tool in supporting those infected with COVID-19. They’re designed

Anchor makes it easier to invite guests to your podcasts

64Engadget / 7h
If you've been thinking about creating a podcast to document your experience of the coronavirus pandemic or to discuss important related issues, DIY podcasting platform Anchor may be able to help with a feature update that makes it easier to invite guests. Starting today, you can invite up to four other people to join a recording. If they don't have Anchor installed on their device, no problem. T

How Could Covid-19 Cause Someone to Lose Their Sense of Smell?

100+Gizmodo / 7h
A woman walks in Greenwich, south east of London, on March 24, 2020 after Britain’s government ordered a lockdown to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Photo: AFP via Getty Images In early March, 27-year-old California resident Isabelle Rosa began to experience symptoms that she would have brushed off as a typical flu just a few months ago. But as her fever and dry cough lingered, and as t

Lack of Internet Access Could Be Dangerous for Rural Americans Needing Healthcare

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A couple hold hands while to see a doctor at the Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile dental and medical clinic in Olean, New York. (June 10, 2017) Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) The current covid-19 pandemic is underscoring just how important it is for rural Americans to have high-speed internet access. “Broadband is no longer a luxury it is a necessity for all rural Americans,” says RJ Karney

'Wonder Woman 1984' release delayed due to coronavirus

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Even superheroes are getting on board with social distancing. Warner Bros. announced today that Wonder Woman 1984 would be pushed back due to the coronavirus, moving from June 5 to Aug. 14. The studio has also pulled from its calendar In the Heights (original release date: June 26), Scoob (original release date: May 15), and Malignant (original release date: Aug. 14). No new dates have been set f

Laptops vs Desktops: Which computer is better when you work from home

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People all have different impressions of what it actually means to work from home . Some think it’s all just lounging in bed, binging TV shows, doing chores around the house, and watching the “work” fall by the wayside. That can certainly be what some days of working from home look like, but for anyone that wants to keep working from home, there needs to be some serious productivity now and then.

Clean your bike chain instantly with this tiny green disk — Future Blink

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GREEN DISC is meant to keep both your hands and the environment clean. Read more... More about Technology , Mashable Video , Cleaning , Eco Friendly , and Future Blink

India Enters Total Lockdown for Three Weeks

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In response to the coronavirus pandemic, India’s government announced Tuesday that it’s about to enter a total state of lockdown for three full weeks. Beginning on Wednesday, the country’s roughly 1.37 billion citizens will be required to stay in their homes, according to the A ssociated Press . So far, India has confirmed 469 cases of COVID-19, but the government says that it’s enacting a strong

These magnetic track tiles for robots teach you coding and STEM — Future Blink

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Robot Tracks are a series of plastic inserts that work with magnetic tiles. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Robot , Stem , Coding , and Future Blink

Tesla buys oversupplied Chinese ventilators, sends them to Los Angeles

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California Gov. Gavin Newsome confirmed they received 1,000 ventilators and that Elon Musk is working with hospitals to get them out in real time. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Tesla , Elon Musk , Coronavirus , and Covid 19

Audible offers hundreds of free audiobooks for homeschooling due to coronavirus school closures

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Audible has just announced that they are now offering free audiobooks on their stories service - becoming the latest in a slew of companies offering help for parents who have found themselves affected by the recent coronavirus school closures. Offering over 300 free audiobooks in six languages, Audible has stated that "For as long as schools are closed, we're open" - giving isolated parents a hug

Game platforms respond to increased demand amid coronavirus quarantines

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Enlarge / This guy has actually been self-quarantining with his game console for the last decade or so. 27 with 19 posters participating Major online gaming platforms are dealing with a surge in demand as an increasing number of countries and localities force citizens to stay home in an effort to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus . Both Microsoft's and Nintendo's online networks went down

Florida orders visitors from New York, two other states to self-quarantine upon landing

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Miami may not have the same appeal to New York snowbirds these days. During a Monday press conference , Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a new executive order mandating that visitors coming to his state by air from New York, New Jersey or Connecticut observe a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. The governor said he’s singling out those states because they are the current epicenter of the pandemic

Xiaomi Redmi is launching a Smart Display and a massive smart TV

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It’s been something of a big day for Xiaomi – in addition to announcing the Redmi K30 Pro and the K30 Pro Zoom, the company also announced a new smart display and a new TV. Details on the TV and the smart display aren’t as readily accessible as they were for both the phones, but Xiaomi did give a little bit away about each device. In fact, in the case of the smart display, there’s no guarantee it

Google makes it easier to find COVID-19 travel advisories

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As the coronavirus continues to spread and countries introduce various travel restrictions, Google has seen an uptick in searches for travel advisories and cancellation policies. In response, it's making some changes to help users find that information even faster. When you search for flights, hotels or things to do, you'll soon see travel advisories or restrictions for your destination. This inf

We need economic relief now. Climate policy can come later.

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As Congress nears a deal to pass a roughly $2 trillion stabilization package , and airlines, casinos, cruise ships and other industries hold out their hands for government bailouts, it’s fair to ask: Shouldn’t US economic stimulus measures also include efforts to boost clean energy and combat climate change? For many energy economists and researchers the resounding answer is: Yes, but not now . A

Keep Calm and Snack On Thanks to These Sweet Amazon Coupons

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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. Snacking—it’s what we’re all doing. During this trying time, we’re updating this page to help navigate you through the avalanche of essential Amazon snack and food deals, until this entire mess blows over. Until then, please stay safe and wash your hands frequently. Each of

Coronavirus might last on surfaces for a lot longer than we thought

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The news: There were still traces of coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship 17 days after it emptied of passengers, according to a new study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The finding suggests the virus can persist on surfaces for a lot longer than previously thought . A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine earlier this month said the coronavirus

Yelp and GoFundMe team up to help businesses struggling during coronavirus

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Worried about your favorite restaurants surviving amid the coronavirus pandemic? A new feature from GoFundMe and Yelp might help you help them. On Tuesday, the crowdfunding platform and review website announced a new partnership to help local businesses around the U.S. raise money while they're closed or offering limited services due to COVID-19, the official term for the disease caused by the v
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It's the perfect time to make sure your PC is up to date

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Deciding when to upgrade your PC is as tough a decision as any. There is a constant flow of new PC components coming to the market, each leapfrogging the last, and computer upgrades aren’t always easy to afford. But now is a pretty good time to give upgrading a shot. There are a lot of great parts on the market, with good prices on some of the best items, and there isn’t too much reason to hold o

Mozilla adds ad-free browsing to its anti-tracking protection in Firefox

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Mozilla has announced a new initiative called Firefox Better Web with Scroll that combines the tracking protection of its Firefox browser with Scroll's ad-free browsing experience. Last year, Mozilla enabled Enhanced Tracking Protection in Firefox for all users by default to block third-party cookies and cryptomining. Scroll on the other hand, is a startup whose new subscription service allows us

T-Mobile Users Can Get Two Months of YouTube Premium for Free

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T-Mobile is offering customers a few two-month trial of YouTube Premium. The deal is part of T-Mobile’s “ T-Mobile Tuesdays ” program. Starting today, you have until April 21st to save the offer to your account. It must be redeemed by May 1. YouTube Premium offers videos ad-free and allows for offline downloads as well as for videos to be played in the background (for instance if you wanted to li

Amazon has discounted its Fire tablet lineup for Prime members today

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Ars Technica 2 with 2 posters participating Today's Dealmaster is headlined by another round of deals on Amazon's Fire tablets, with the 8-inch Fire HD 8 down to $50 and the 10.1-inch Fire HD 10 down to $100 . The catch is that these offers are only currently available to members of Amazon's Prime service. If the recent coronavirus-induced shipping delays haven't led you to unsubscribe, though,

On Google Search, Scammy Unemployment Ads Are Targeting Some of the Most Vulnerable People

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Photo: Victor J. Blue (Getty) Pandemics don’t just stress test the physical and mental health for potentially millions of folks across the country, but their livelihoods as well. Close to one-fifth of Americans have reported either being laid off or having their hours slashed in the wake of the covid-19 outbreak, with the newly jobless in every state from Colorado to Utah , to Iowa flooding their

How to Manage Snacks While the Kids Are Home All Day

100+Lifehacker / 8h
They think they’re hungry; you know they’re bored. It’s the child-vs.-parent argument as old as time, and with everything else in our lives going to hell in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, none of us really wants to get into a snack battle of wills. But in recent days, two very smart parents may have come up with a couple of creative solutions the rest of us can benefit from. The “just ha

Where is Virgin Atlantic parking its planes during the coronavirus outbreak?

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Airlines around the world have been forced to make extreme adjustments to their flight operations amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis . In some cases, that means cutting capacity by up to 96% , while in other cases, that means suspending operations . In both cases, airlines have been forced with the question of what to do with the aircraft that they don’t plan on using for an extended period of t

Amazon warehouse workers organized to demand PTO, and coronavirus clinched it

200+TechCrunch / 8h
Amazon never tires of explaining how great it is to work at one of its warehouses, but as usual the actual employees tell a different story. This particular group of Chicago workers was fed up with the company failing to provide paid time off or vacation it promised to part-time workers. They organized; Amazon resisted — and at last, the coronavirus acted as tiebreaker. It’s an interesting first-

Bigelow Aerospace laid off all of its workers

100+Engadget / 8h
Bigelow Aerospace -- the company that created the inflatable module attached to the International Space Station -- laid off 20 employees last week. Yesterday, it laid off its 68 remaining workers. According to SpaceNews , one employee described the company's decision to halt operations and let go of its employees as the results of a "perfect storm of problems," one of which was the coronavirus pa

Scientists Discover That a Squid Can Edit Its Own Genetic Code

1KFuturism / 8h
Tentacle Hack The next generation of genetic medicine may be inspired by a bizarre genetic trick that a small squid species uses to edit its own genome on the fly. The longfin inshore squid can edit the RNA inside its nerve cells, Wired reports , meaning that it can drastically alter the behavior of its biological machinery as needed — perhaps to help the animal rapidly adapt to new environments.

Twitter is donating $1M across two foundations to support journalism during the coronavirus pandemic

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Social media companies have been hard at work to make sure they play a helpful rather than harmful role in disseminating news and information about the coronavirus pandemic. Today, Twitter took an extra step beyond its own platform to put its efforts into the wider, already under-pressure world of journalism. Twitter announced that it would be donating $1 million equally between two organizations

Apple rolls out iOS and iPadOS 13.4 with trackpad support

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Right on cue, Apple has released iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 -- and they're particularly big news if you're an iPad owner. As promised, iPadOS 13.4 has introduced mouse and trackpad support that lets you treat your tablet more like a laptop, including multi-touch gestures for navigation. Apple clearly built this with the iPad Pro's Magic Keyboard in mind, but you can use it with other iPads if you h

Wyze Band revealed: $25 of smart band control

Wyze Band Alexa TodaySlashGear / 8h
The Wyze Band was revealed today as a $25 smart wearable for your wrist, with a color touchscreen and a wide variety of abilities. This band has the ability to control Wyze devices, connect to a smartphone and deliver notification, is an activity tracker, has heart rate tracking, and works with Amazon’s Alexa. This device is available on pre-order right this minute. The Wyze Band has 5ATM water r

Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 13.4 with trackpad support

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Apple has released software updates for the iPhone, the iPad, the Apple Watch, the Apple TV and the Mac. The biggest changes are on the iPad. Starting today, you can pair a mouse or trackpad with your iPad and use it to move a cursor on the display. Apple unveiled trackpad support for iPadOS when it announced the new iPad Pro last week. While the company plans to sell a new Magic Keyboard with a

Home gym equipment sale at Best Buy: deals on treadmills, bikes, headphones, more

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If you're looking to stay in shape while stuck indoors, Best Buy is here to help. The retailer is currently running a home gym equipment sale, which includes deals on treadmills, bikes, headphones, and more. Best Buy's home gym deals include discounts on best-selling treadmills and indoor bikes like the ProForm 965 CT treadmill on sale for $549 and the NordicTrack GX 4.7 exercise bike on sale for

A Tribute to Sam Neill's 13 Most Memorable Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Roles

500+Gizmodo / 8h
John Trent (Sam Neill), feeling rather blue in In the Mouth of Madness. Image: New Line Cinema Sam Neill doesn’t have a new movie out— Jurassic World: Dominion isn’t due until 2021—and it’s not his birthday or anything. We just really appreciate him (and his upbeat, animal-filled social media presence ). We think you probably do, too, and now is as good a time as any to watch (or rewatch) some of

Supercomputers are being used to study coronavirus

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IBM and the US government are spearheading the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium. Read more... More about Technology , Mashable Video , Supercomputer , Coronavirus , and Covid 19

Internet is slowing down in the U.S. and Europe

52Mashable / 8h
Several streaming companies , including YouTube and Netflix, have already begun downgrading video quality in Europe. Read more... More about Technology , Internet , Mashable Video , Coronavirus , and Covid 19

You Can FaceTime Your Doctor Now

96Lifehacker / 8h
Whether or not you’re feeling sick, staying home is the best thing you can do to stem the spread of COVID-19—which makes seeking medical care a complicated proposal Shutteright now. Thankfully, it just got easier for healthcare providers everywhere to offer their patients virtual visits, so you can see a doctor without stepping foot outside. Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Servic

All about airline-ticket expiration policies

The Points Guy / 8h
In light of the coronavirus outbreak, many passengers are understandably concerned about their upcoming travel. Even if the airlines haven’t canceled flights , flyers are deciding that it’s better to stay home to flatten the curve . Many will then end up with unused tickets, sans change fees . While this might sound great in theory, the truth is that it’s much better to wait and see if the airlin

Pinterest launches a ‘Today’ tab featuring daily recommendations and trending topics

100+TechCrunch / 8h
The COVID-19 outbreak has led to record Pinterest usage as people stuck at home have increased their searches for things like lesson plans, kids’ crafts, new recipes and gardening ideas. Last weekend, for example, Pinterest saw more searches and saves globally than any other weekend in its history. And in the U.S., it saw record numbers of Pin sharing, as messages from the “Send a Pin” feature ju

Flexport, Arnold Schwarzenegger and others launch a fund to get supplies to front-line responders

300+TechCrunch / 8h
There’s a global shortage of available protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies for use by front-line responders working to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, and the Frontline Responders Fund wants to channel donations to help address that shortage. The fund, which is seeking public donations via GoFundMe, will use all proceeds to cover the costs of transportation of these crucial

Snapchat’s Zenly launches shelter-in-place leaderboard

200+TechCrunch / 8h
Snapchat’s location sharing app acquisition Zenly has gamified shelter-in-place during the COVID-19 outbreak. Today the app launched its Stay At Home challenge that shows a leaderboard of which friends have spent the most percentage of the last three days in their homes. Users can see who’s social distancing the best and share stickers of the scoreboard and coronavirus prevention tips to Snapchat

Apple iOS 13.4 released with iPadOS 13.4 – What’s new

SlashGear / 8h
Apple has released iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4, adding features like iCloud Drive folder sharing as well as mouse and trackpad support for the iPad. In addition to bug fixes for many of Apple’s own apps, there’s also the introduction of universal app purchases across macOS and iOS, something developers have long hoped for from Apple. Folder sharing for iCloud Drive has been some time in coming. Orig

Verizon Is Waiving Overage and Late Fees and Adding Free 15GB of Data During Covid-19 Outbreak

Verizon Extra 15Gb Data100+Gizmodo / 8h
In keeping with the Federal Communications Commission’s recently announced Keep Americans Connected Pledge, Verizon has announced it will waive some fees and add extra high-speed data for wireless and small business customers in response to the ongoing covid-19 outbreak. The company announced Monday that it will waive overage charges, activation fees, and late fees for residential and small-busin

Coronavirus: Minecraft offers free lessons to children

Minecraft Education3KBBC News - Technology / 8h
Image copyright Microsoft Image caption Lessons are contained within worlds, including one on Greek history Minecraft is making its educational worlds available free, to help pupils no longer able to attend school because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 12 digital lessons will be available to download until the end of June. They include tours of the International Space Station and the inside of

Coronavirus: Under surveillance and confined at home in Taiwan

8KBBC News - Technology / 8h
Image copyright Milo Hsieh Milo Hsieh is an American University student living in Taiwan under quarantine. The BBC asked him to write this article after one of his tweets about having his movements tracked by a satellite-based system was widely shared. I did not expect two police officers to come knocking at my door at 08:15 when I was still asleep in my bed on Sunday morning. My phone briefly ra

'Gwent: The Witcher Card Game' finally arrives on Android

100+Engadget / 9h
At long last, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game has made its way to Android after it debuted on iOS back in October. The Android release arrived almost a year to the day after CD Projekt Red announced it was working on smartphone versions of the free-to-play title. GWENT is live on Android! Download now on @GooglePlay ! 🤖 pic.twitter.com/bQl7MrRiE4 — GWENT (@PlayGwent) March 24, 2020 To play Gwent on

Do I Need a New Cable Modem If I'm Stuck Working From Home?

100+Gizmodo / 9h
Tech 911 Tech 911 Do you have a tech question keeping you up at night? We'd love to answer it! Email david.murphy@lifehacker.com with "Tech 911" in the subject line. Welcome to Tech 911 week . Since a lot of us are stuck in our homes or apartments, I’m answering at least one of your questions about working from home each day . (And I might even do one big rapid-fire wrap-up if you keep on pepperi

Qatar Airways Introduces An Offer Better Than Sticking It To Customers On Refunds

33View from the Wing / 9h
by Gary Leff on March 24, 2020 When airlines were offering ticket flexibility only for new purchases , Qatar Airways offered flexibility for all tickets and didn’t just do it for a couple of weeks or a month but for travel through end of June . Several readers though complained they were having a hard time getting agents to honor the policy. With several airlines refusing to honor refunds for ca

This is how you can co-watch during a coronavirus lockdown

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Instagram has announced that it is launching “co-watching”—and it’s how we’ll be socializing for the next few weeks at least. What’s co-watching? Pretty much what it sounds like: Gather one or more pals by tapping the video-chat icon in the top right corner of a direct thread, next to the information icon. A screen appears letting the other participants know you contacted them; once you’re all on

Pandemic forces EU to rethink new AI strategy

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The EU has been forced to rethink its new digital strategy, which includes measures to boost its data independence and significantly alter the way European AI algorithms are trained. Unveiled in February, the stringent set of rules for the development and use of AI products is designed to ensure the nascent technology is used responsibly. The new rules introduce stipulations around data quality a

As Businesses Close, WeWork Tries to Lure Workers Back

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Where to Find Coronavirus Eviction and Utility Shutoff Rules for Your State

400+Lifehacker / 9h
As the coronavirus pandemic develops, many cities and states have paused rental evictions and utility shutoffs. But with so much pandemic-related news everywhere you look, it can be hard to find this information without getting distracted. Princeton University’s Eviction Lab has created a directory of municipal and state policy changes for evictions. The directory has several federal policy chang

Scientists Find Superconductor Inside Giant Meteorite

500+Futurism / 9h
Raining Down For the first time, scientists have found samples of a superconducting material — meaning it can conduct electricity without resistance — that seems to have originated in space. The superconductor was hiding inside a fragment of a giant meteorite that smashed into Australia over 100 years ago, according to Gizmodo , and another superconducting sample was found inside a second meteori

Net Nanny Lets You Monitor and Filter Your Kids’ Online Activity on Nearly Any Device

Futurism / 9h
Futurism fans: To create this content, a non-editorial team worked with an affiliate partner. We may collect a small commission on items purchased through this page. This post does not necessarily reflect the views or the endorsement of the Futurism.com editorial staff. The internet is a big and often bad place , with plenty of content and information parents might not want kids to see. While man

Ford won’t restart North American plants on March 30

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Ford said Tuesday it won’t restart its factories in the U.S., Canada and Mexico on Monday, March 30 as the automaker had originally planned. The company, which suspended production at its North American factories due to the continued spread of COVID-19, has decided not to restart operations in light of various governments’ orders to stay and work from home, Kumar Galhotra, Ford’s president of Nor

I raced back home during the coronavirus pandemic — here’s what it was like

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

Watchworthy’s personalized TV recommendation app will help you find your next binge

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Ranker, an online publisher that turns crowdsourced lists and fan rankings into a data business, is now turning its attention to the world of streaming services. The company this week launched a new app, Watchworthy , that helps you find something new to watch across TV networks and more than 200 streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Apple TV+ and many more. Ranker , as you may alre

This is how you can co-watch during coronavirus lockdown

100+New on MIT Technology Review / 9h
Instagram has announced that it is launching “co-watching”—and it’s how we’ll be socializing for the next few weeks at least. What’s co-watching? Pretty much what it sounds like: Gather one or more pals by tapping the video-chat icon in the top right corner of a direct thread, next to the information icon. A screen appears letting the other participants know you contacted them; once you’re all on

These Award-Winning Wildlife Photos Will Calm Your Stressed Spirits

100+Gizmodo / 9h
Right now, just about everything feels awful. A pandemic is ongoing. People are self-isolating at home to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading further. Businesses are closed , leaving countless workers without employment. And to top it all off, the climate crisis continues to threaten humanity’s existence. Well, let’s put all that aside just for a little while and check out some newly ann

Surface Pro 7 bundle will save you over $250

59Engadget / 9h
Microsoft is offering the Surface Pro 7, bundled with its Type Cover, for $799 . Usually, that combo costs $1,060, so with this deal, you're saving $260. When the Surface Pro 7 came out last fall, we gave it a score of 82 for its solid performance and build, as well as its Type Cover, which is one of the best keyboard covers you can get for a 2-in-1 device. The real selling point is the USB-C por

Instragram just made some big coronavirus changes: This is why

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When dealing with a pandemic like COVID-19, accuracy in the information that’s put out there is important. Unfortunately, social media has proven that it can be a hotbed for inaccurate information to spread like wild fire, and today, Instagram announced some new measures to help ensure that doesn’t happen. At the same time, it’s giving users the ability to easily urge friends and followers to sta

Comcast wins Supreme Court case over interpretation of civil rights law

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Enlarge / Byron Allen onstage during his 4th Annual Oscar Gala to Benefit Children's Hospital Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire on February 9, 2020. Getty Images | Greg Doherty 4 with 4 posters participating Comcast has won a US Supreme Court case against Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios Networks (ESN), dealing a major blow to Allen's attempt to prove that Comcast's refusal to carry ESN chan

Google’s travel search now highlights travel advisories and airline cancellation policies

96TechCrunch / 9h
Google today announced a small but important addition to its travel search site on both mobile and desktop. When you search for flights, hotels and activities, the site will now highlight active travel advisories for your destination. In addition, now that most airlines have changed their flight change and cancellation policies in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Google has added to the fl

Southwest Airlines Suspends All Inflight Service

500+One Mile at a Time / 9h
Southwest Airlines has just taken one of the most drastic measures of any airline when it comes to limiting onboard service in light of COVID-19. Southwest Airlines suspending all inflight service Per a memo from Southwest, the airline will stop all food and drink service as of Wednesday: Effective Wednesday, March 25, our beverage and snack service will be temporarily eliminated on ALL flights.

Buy the Terrific Status BT One Headphones for $59, and 10% Will Go to the Musicians Foundation COVID-19 Fund

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Status BT One Headphones | $59 | Status.co | Promo code KINJA20 “They sound terrific, with a U-shaped EQ pattern that emphasizes the highs and lows for a punchy, lively soundscape,” said our own Shep McAllister of the Status BT One headphones just last year. “It’s a surprising approach [from] the company that made its name on the purposely flat-tuned CB-1s, but it works.” At the time of that writ

The new Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is $300 off at Best Buy, with contact-free options

37Mashable / 9h
The new Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is $300 off at Best Buy with contact-free options Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Work at home the way you prefer with a Surface Pro 7. Image: microsoft By Ryan Lakich Mashable Shopping 2020-03-24 16:34:47 UTC TL;DR: Get the versatile Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (10th generation Intel Core i5, 8GB m

Hackers target WHO as coronavirus spreads

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Along with disrupting business operations across the globe, the coronavirus outbreak has also led to a surge in cyberattacks and earlier this month, a group of elite hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization ( WHO ). According to WHO chief information security officer Flavio Aggio, the identity of the hackers behind the attack was unclear and their efforts to infiltrate the organi

Daily Crunch: Disney+ launches in seven European countries

40TechCrunch / 9h
Disney+ launches in seven European countries, Microsoft admits to a “critical” Windows security flaw and we review the new iPad Pro. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 24, 2020. 1. Using 25% lower bandwidth, Disney+ launches in UK, Ireland and 5 other European countries, France to come online April 7 As expected, Disney announced that it is officially launching its streaming service across seven

Fill Out the Census Form While You're Stuck Inside

200+Lifehacker / 9h
Feeling helpless in the face of the coronavirus? Here’s a small, important step you can take: Fill out your census form online. Visit 2020census.gov to complete your online census, which will probably take less than 10 minutes (mine took, like, three minutes) and will make you feel like you’ve done something productive. If you need a quick refresher on what a census is and why we have it, here’s

Great Smoky Mountains National Park — and others — close amid coronavirus shutdown

38The Points Guy / 9h
Just yesterday, The Points Guy reported that the National Park Service would waive park fees at its parks that remained open. But, today, in response to conditions on the ground, some popular national parks, like Great Smoky Mountains National Park, are closing to the public. This is not a nationwide closure of all National Parks at the same time, but some parks are now closed, while others are a

A neural network can help spot Covid-19 in chest x-rays

1KNew on MIT Technology Review / 9h
The news: An open-access neural network called COVID-Net , released to the public this week, could help researchers around the world in a joint effort to develop an AI tool that can test people for Covid-19. You can read all of our coverage of the coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak for free, and also sign up for our coronavirus newsletter . But please consider subscribing to support our nonprofi

China Is Lifting Lockdown on Coronavirus Epicenter City of Wuhan

1KFuturism / 9h
Chinese authorities have announced they will be lifting the lockdown on Wuhan, the Chinese city that was the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, on April 8, according to CNN . China suspended all travel in and out of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, on January 22, just over two months ago. At the time, there were only 600 confirmed cases worldwide, 444 of which were in Wuhan itself. Citie

Chloroquine Is Not a Ready-to-Go Wonder Drug for COVID-19

500+Lifehacker / 9h
Nivaquine (chloroquine) and Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) Photo: GERARD JULIEN/AFP (Getty Images) Chloroquine is a drug used to treat malaria and other conditions, and the President tweeted recently that it should “be put in use IMMEDIATELY” to treat COVID-19. Unfortunately that’s not how experts feel about it, so please for the love of god do not ask your doctor friend to sneak you a prescripti

Astra encounters anomaly during pre-launch testing, will evaluate options for next attempt

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Rocket launch startup Astra, which had been attempting to claim DARPA’s prize for successful demonstration of flexible space launch capabilities until earlier this month, will not be moving forward with an attempted flight of its launch vehicle this week as planned. The company’s “One of Three” rocket ran into an “anomaly” during pre-launch testing in preparation for its flight this week, and the

Pokemon GO gets social media feed for optimal addiction

SlashGear / 9h
Today the folks at Niantic revealed a social media feed section in Pokemon GO unlike any in the app before. This new feature is called “TODAY”, and it sits alongside Field Research and Special Research tasks in the game’s readout section. TODAY is a layout with news, updates, and statuses on Pokemon in Gyms – plus Streaks in-progress. UPDATE with more specificity: The game’s new feature, TODAY, o

Survey shows growth in podcasts and voice assistants, little change in streaming

72TechCrunch / 9h
A new annual survey taken before the current COVID-19 crisis led to restrictions of movement in much of the U.S. suggests good news for Amazon, Facebook’s dominance unthreatened and continued growth in podcasting. Edison Research and Triton Digital released their annual Infinite Dial survey last week, compiling data on consumers’ use of smart speakers, podcasts, music streaming and social media f

Melting faster than expected, this vast glacier could raise seas by 5 feet

25SlashGear / 9h
A fast-retreating glacier melted through climate change could release billions of tons of ice, researchers have discovered, enough to raise global sea levels almost five feet. East Antarctica had been considered an area less at risk for glacial melt by scientists tracking global warming, but new findings published this week suggest that is not in fact the case. Rising temperatures leading to glac

Mozilla combines tracker blocking with paid, ad-free browsing

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Last year, Mozilla partnered with Scroll -- a subscription service that enables ad-free browsing of its partner publications -- to analyze if a select group of users preferred paying a small fee rather than being served ads, and if the strategy was cost-effective for the publications. After seeing promising results, the two companies have announced the Firefox Better Web with Scroll beta program.
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This App Promises to Turn Android Phones Into Extra Nintendo Switch Controllers

200+Gizmodo / 9h
Photo: Andrew Liszewski (Gizmodo) Multiplayer is a great way to breath new life into a video game you’ve lost interest in, but if you’re in need of extra controllers to let family or roommates join you for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate , this simple app promises to turn your Android smartphone into a wireless Joy-Con . DeepBlue Labs’ Joy-Con Droid (available as a free, ad-supp

Out-Of-Work Lyft, Uber, And Yellow Cab Drivers Can Get Jobs From NYC Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Uber Lyft Drivers NYC69Gizmodo / 9h
As life in New York City grinds to a near-halt following a stay-at-home order in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, among those hardest hit are the gig workers and drivers who rely on people to, you know, actually go places. The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission is stepping up to help drivers by offering food delivery work. Gig workers who are licensed with the TLC have the option of signing u

Xiaomi’s Redmi K30 Pro brings Snapdragon 865 phones down to $425

Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro44Ars Technica / 9h
21 with 17 posters participating The Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro. Xiaomi Whoa! It has a pop-up camera. Neat. Xiaomi It comes in many colors. Xiaomi The sides. Xiaomi There's a USB-C port at the bottom. On top there's a headphone jack and IR blaster. Xiaomi The insides! The pop-up camera looks just like the OnePlus 7 Pro. Xiaomi Chinese OEM Xiaomi is gunning for the price/performance crown with the newly

Reddit makes creating a poll as easy as creating a post

45Engadget / 10h
Today, Reddit is introducing its own polls tool. Polls are already pretty popular on Reddit, with about 15,000 new ones created each month. But until now, they have been hosted by third-party sites. With this update, Reddit is making polls a native post option for all communities (except text-only communities like r/AskReddit). Creating a poll is now as easy as visiting a community and choosing "

Wyze's Alexa-equipped fitness tracker costs $25

Wyze Band Alexa Today100+Engadget / 10h
Smart home security company Wyze announced last month its plans to launch an Alexa-supported fitness tracker, among other products. Now, the wearable -- simply called the Wyze Band -- has arrived, and is available now as part of an early access launch, and to the general public from April. As we already knew from last month's first look, the band lets users control other Wyze devices (and will wo

The Pie You Need Right Now

500+Lifehacker / 10h
Unless you are Southern, Appalachian, Amish, or. like, really into baking, you probably haven’t heard of vinegar pie, a pie that sounds much less pleasant than it is. Do not let the name put you off: it’s a sweet, custardy pie with a delicate caramelized crust on top, and—since it is made entirely of kitchen staples—you probably have everything you need to make it. In fact, I would argue that it

Boost your rewards by using PayPal with your credit cards

The Points Guy / 10h
Using PayPal doesn’t mean you can’t earn credit card rewards along the way. Several card issuers offer bonuses for using their cards with PayPal. And, PayPal offers its own branded cards that allow cardholders to earn cash back or points that can be redeemed for gift cards and travel vouchers. TPG takes a look on how you can maximize your credit card rewards when using PayPal. Want more credit ca

philamuseum: The Italian painter Pompeo Batoni is perhaps...

Music, Arts & Literature / 10h
philamuseum : The Italian painter Pompeo Batoni is perhaps best known for his portraits. The subject of this painting is Philip Stanhope, the illegitimate son of the renowned Earl of Chesterfield and the recipient of his father’s many letters. After Philip’s death his widow was impoverished and scorned by the Earl, so she sold the scandalous correspondences. The more than 400 letters promptly bec

Brave partners with Binance to let you trade crypto assets from your browser

97TechCrunch / 10h
Web browser Brave is expanding its cryptocurrency features with an integration with cryptocurrency exchange Binance . Brave users will be able to buy, trade and receive crypto assets directly on the new tab page. In addition to a particular focus on privacy, Brave has been playing around with cryptocurrencies for a while. The company launched its own cryptocurrency, the Basic Attention Token (BAT
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Startup valuations drop as exits are delayed and the stock market reprices tech

200+TechCrunch / 10h
Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. The public markets are in turmoil as the economic impact of COVID-19 comes into focus; however, it is less clear what the impact of the changing value of public companies today will have on the valuations of private firms. Startup valuations are impacted by a host of factors, one

100,000 Point Bonus Offers To Stock Up On From Home

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by Gary Leff on March 24, 2020 I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. Citibank is an advertising partner of this site, as is American Express, Chase, Barclays and Capital One. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own, and have not been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by my advertising partners. I do not write about all credit cards that are available -- instead foc

Currys online delivery: top deals on laptops, monitors, printers, and cheap tablets available now

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Currys is one of the latest in a line of retailers closing their shopfronts this week, but you will still be able to grab plenty of tech with Currys online delivery services. Sorting out a home office setup when the shops have closed doesn't have to be a nightmare. Currys is still offering excellent online delivery services and keeping laptop deals, cheap tablets, and other home working equipment

The Never-Ending Death of Smart Home Gadgets

200+Gizmodo / 10h
I got my smart TV in early November 2016. It was a 50-inch Samsung—the largest size I could convince my then skeptical roommate to shell out for. We scored a modest deal. At roughly $600 split between two poor millennials, it wasn’t half-bad. (Though, in retrospect, I should have waited until Black Friday.) It was, and I mean this in the most generous of terms, okay. The picture quality was alrig

Cooking more than usual? Upgrade your kitchen with these Ninja appliances on sale.

33Mashable / 10h
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Image: ninja By Haley Henschel Mashable Shopping 2020-03-24 15:49:44 UTC If nothing else, we'll all come out of this period of the new coronavirus -induced isolation as better chefs: Not only is cooking a great distraction in these chaotic, uncertain times, but with many restaurants, cafés, and

Save £108 with these latest Sky TV deals - get Netflix, Sky Cinema and more

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If there's one thing Sky can always be counted on for, it's having TV packages that are jam-packed with entertainment options. And with the latest Sky TV deals , you have the opportunity to bag over 500 box sets and Netflix for just £25 a month! So if you find yourself looking for a new source of entertainment while the country goes into lockdown, Sky has got you covered. Plus this includes Sky Q

HP laptop sale: the HP laptop 15t gets a massive $770 price cut

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Making the transition from the office to your home can be difficult, especially if you lack the tools to do your job efficiently. Luckily, HP's laptop sale is happening now and includes fantastic deals on essentials to get you working from home in no time. For a limited time, you can save on a selection of laptops, monitors, printers, and desktops. Our top HP deal is the HP Laptop 15t that's on s

Here's where to buy the cheapest mobile broadband dongles currently available

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If like many others across the world, you now find yourself working from home, you may be in a situation where you need to very quickly sort an internet connection. Getting new broadband deals takes time, so what's a quicker solution? A number of networks out there offer mobile broadband dongles, a USB device that you can plug straight into your desktop or laptop. With this device, you can gain a

Polestar 2 EV production starts in China despite COVID-19

Volvo Polestar EV China100+Engadget / 10h
While factories in Europe and the US grind to a halt due to COVID-19, Polestar has started production of its Polestar 2 in Luqiao, China. The Volvo brand's first EV is being built on the same production line as the Volvo XC40, as both companies are owned by Chinese automaker Geely . The first vehicles produced will be sold in Europe, with deliveries slated to start in China, then North America af

Smart: American Airlines’ Incentive To NOT Get A Refund

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If you have an upcoming reservation on American Airlines, there may be a good reason to select to keep a future travel credit with the airline rather than get a cash refund . American Airlines may be offering bonus ticket credits I’ve received several reports from readers who have told me that American Airlines seems to be offering a 20% bonus voucher to those who elect to keep a future ticket cr

A paralysed man thought about walking. His exoskeleton did the rest.

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This exoskeleton moves by interpreting and decoding the thoughts of its wearer. The patient, paralysed in all limbs after a fall, had two chips implanted in his brain, which allow him to move the exoskeleton by just thinking about it. Read more... More about France , Walk , Exoskeleton , Paralyzed , and Mind Control

Nonprofit aims to get COVID-19 field tests, N95 masks and more to healthcare workers without markups

200+TechCrunch / 10h
A new Sydney-based nonprofit volunteer organization called RapidWard launched this week, with a focus on getting critical medical supplies from producers in China to healthcare professionals, doctors, hospitals and governments worldwide who need them. The group, founded by serial entrepreneur and advisor Milton Zhou, has ample supply chain experience and recognized the need for a solution that fo

Coronavirus is forcing a trade-off between privacy and public health

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Just a month ago the EU outlined its new AI and data governance strateg y, which called for, among other things, data sovereignty and for European AI to be trained on only European data to ensure its quality and ethical sourcing. The guidelines were lauded for their leadership in protecting data privacy and facilitating trustworthy AI. But according to the Financial Times , the coronavirus pandem

As Half-Life: Alyx launches, Valve talks about what happened to Half-Life 3

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4 with 4 posters participating The opening shot of Half-Life: Alyx , as captured from real gameplay. Anything I captured while playing will appear in portrait orientation, due to how SteamVR image captures work. Any landscape images are provided by Valve. While you're up here, marvel at the city sprawling all around you, and play with the nearby radio. Also, see this feat of strength. This epic b

Surviving Isolation: A Lesson From 5 Astronauts

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Self quarantine can get pretty lonely — especially if you’re used to spending a lot of time around other people on a daily basis. But there’s one group who are real pros when it comes to isolation: astronauts orbiting the Earth with nothing but empty space around them, Space.com reports — in some instances, for an entire year at a time. So now, it’s time to listen to the experts. If they can surv

How Long Will Your Elective Surgery Be Delayed?

57Lifehacker / 10h
All across the country, as COVID-19 cases are ramping up, healthcare workers are making difficult decisions about which procedures need to be prioritized and which need to be postponed. This includes elective surgeries—procedures that are scheduled in advance and do not constitute a medical emergency. Updated recommendations: Delay elective procedures In a recent statement, the American College o

Get 6 months of Disney+ for free with O2

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TL;DR: Six months of Disney+ is included with the latest O2 plans, whether you’re new to the service or upgrading. Disney+ is the new home of the best content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic in the UK. Naturally, there is a lot of interest in the service. The bad news is that the discounted pre-launch deal has now expired, but you can still save if you're smart abou

Credit card showdown: Alaska Airlines Visa Signature vs. Alaska Airlines Business Visa

The Points Guy / 10h
With the current travel restrictions in place, you might think now is not a good time to apply for an airline credit card . However, several of them are offering historically high sign-up bonuses at the moment with extra perks thrown in. Now might actually be the best time to apply , since you will have a few months to stockpile miles and earn a welcome bonus in anticipation of redeeming those mi

Instagram's Updated Video Chat Lets You Browse With Your Friends

29How-To Geek / 10h
In an effort to keep people connected during the COVID-19 crisis, Instagram is rolling out a unique video chat feature called Co-Watching. This new feature allows you and your friends to share Liked or Suggested Instagram posts while in a video chat. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Kingdom of Frost Explores How Frozen Landscapes Shaped Humanity

27Gizmodo / 10h
Growing up in the Norwegian Arctic—one of the coldest places on Earth—journalist Bjørn Vassnes became fascinated with the natural sciences. Today, he pens a science column for one of Norway’s most popular daily newspapers and hosts the television science program Schrödingers katt (Schrödinger’s cat) on the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. But it wasn’t until he began reporting from South Asia—

Facebook in talks to acquire stake in top Indian telco Reliance Jio, report says

Pro Max India March100+TechCrunch / 10h
Reliance Jio, a three-and-a-half-year-old subsidiary of India’s most valued firm Reliance Industries, may have attracted the attention of an American giant: Facebook. The social conglomerate is in talks to acquire a 10% stake in the Indian telecom operator, the Financial Times reported Tuesday. The size of the deal, the paper said, was in “multi-billion dollars.” Analysts at Bernstein value Jio a

How to Play Couch Co-Op in “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” (with One Switch Console)

Animal Crossing NHHow-To Geek / 10h
You just bought Animal Crossing: New Horizons and can’t wait to play local multiplayer with two to four other players using a single Nintendo Switch console. Unfortunately, the process of setting up a couch co-op game is not immediately obvious. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

'Minecraft' takes students on a free tour of the ISS

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To help students who are stuck at home keep on learning, there's a new glut of free educational material available in Minecraft . Mojang has added an Education category to the Marketplace, which includes a bunch of lessons from Minecraft: Education Edition. Kids might use them to tour the International Space Station or discover new things about the likes of marine biology, renewable energy and Gr

'Bored in the House' is the perfect TikTok song for being bored in your house

57Mashable / 10h
This is just a wild guess, but are you bored in your house right now? So is Curtis Roach , whom we all have to thank for TikTok's unofficial self-quarantine anthem: "Bored in the House." View this post on Instagram You ever just be bored inna house bored? 💀😂 follow me on TikTok and use this sound. @ Curtisroach #curtisroach A post shared by Curtis Roach (@curtistootrill) on Mar 6, 2020 at 12:00

Cute: KLM Crew’s Emotional Song To Passengers

200+One Mile at a Time / 11h
Airline employees face complete uncertainty about their careers at this point, and at the moment we’re seeing many airline employees operate their last flights for the time being, as companies are starting to furlough staff. A Twitter user shares an awesome song that a KLM purser sang for passengers on a recent flight, and it can’t help but warm my heart. Before singing, the KLM crew member provi

Apple Will Now Let You Buy Apps for Mac and iOS as a Bundled Package

75Gizmodo / 11h
Photo: Alex Cranz (Gizmodo) Earlier in the year, Apple announced that it would give developers a way to bundle related macOS, iOS, tvOS, watch OS, and iPadOS app sales into a single transaction , and now, right on schedule, Apple’s Universal Purchase system has finally gone live. The idea behind Universal Purchase is quite straightforward: With five different platforms spread throughout the Apple
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Tuesday's Best Deals: Home Workout Gear, Electric Tea Kettle, Air Fryer, Snack Coupons, $1 Kindle Books, and More

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Best Deals of the Day Best Deals of the Day The best deals from around the web, updated daily. A set of $12 push-up handles , an electric tea kettle , a refurbished PowerXL air fryer , and more head up some of Tuesday’s most compelling offers. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal! G/O Media may get a commission When you purchase a charger, you expect for things to be

Huawei P40 Pro revealed in massive leak

Huawei P40 Pro 40WSlashGear / 11h
Today the Huawei P40 Pro was leaked in a major way – just before its official reveal and release date. The Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro were meant to be revealed at the same time – likely within the week – but leaksters in Germany got there first. The Huawei P40 rolls with a 6.1-inch OLED display, and the Huawei P40 Pro works with a 6.58-inch OLED display with 90Hz image refresh rate. NOTE: This

How to get glasses and contacts without going to the eye doctor

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Social distancing doesn't mean forgoing prescription renewals. Image: discountglasses.com By Miller Kern Mashable Shopping 2020-03-24 15:11:54 UTC Unless you have really serious symptoms or conditions, you likely aren't able to see your regular doctors right now. Your annual checkups are postpo

Make a Side Hustle Chore Board for Your Kids

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My son has decided that being off from school for—I don’t know, a long time, probably—during the coronavirus pandemic is actually an opportunity to make some extra money. By the end of Day One Of Our New Reality, he’d already made an additional dollar above his regular allowance by folding an incredible pile of towels. “What other chores can I do to make some money,” he asked, wiggling his eyebro

Professor: Pandemic Will Force the Rich Into Hiding

500+Futurism / 11h
Future Cities Even after the coronavirus pandemic wanes and it’s once again safe to congregate with other people, society might never be the same. University of British Columbia urban design professor Patrick Condon predicts that our cities will become even more stratified by socioeconomic class. In a university press release , he predicts a near future in which those with the means to do so retr

Dyson is having a sale just in time for spring cleaning

28Mashable / 11h
Dyson is killing the game. Their reliable vacuums are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what they have to offer. Dyson's air purifiers have become staples in many households, while their new products, like the Corrale hair straightener , receive a ton of buzz as soon as they are released. Since we're spending so much time in our homes now, we wanted to pool together some Dyson products

Instagram launches Co-Watching of posts during video chat

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Now you can scroll Instagram together with friends, turning a typically isolating, passive experience into something more social and active. Today Instagram launched Co-Watching, which lets friends on a video chat or group video chat browse through feed posts one user has Liked or Saved, or that Instagram recommends. Co-Watching could let people ooh, ahh, joke and talk about Instagram’s content i
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Minecraft is getting free educational content in response to school closures

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Xbox is adding free educational content to Minecraft in response to school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. The company announced it is adding a new 'Education category' to the Minecraft Marketplace which will allow players (and their parents) to download free educational content for the game, including lessons from the Minecraft: Education Edition. "With hundreds of millions of kids at

The Promising Math Behind ‘Flattening the Curve’

1KWired / 11h
Last week I wrote about the alarming math of a viral pandemic . We talked about how infectious diseases spread exponentially, not linearly—and how that can make what seems, for weeks, like a small problem suddenly very, very big. That’s the challenge faced by leaders: Sometimes the only way to avoid disaster is to take action before it seems warranted. As an example, I used some numbers from the

Researchers Find Android Apps for Kids Riddled With Malware

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Photo: Sam Rutherford (Gizmodo) It’s a familiar story: Security researchers find apps in Google’s Play Store that are infected with some sort of malware , which eventually get pulled. Well, it’s happened again. This time, a new type of malware dubbed Tekya was discovered farming ad clicks to earn money in 56 apps, of which 24 were aimed at kids. The malware was discovered by researchers from Chec

Computex 2020 is delayed to September

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Computex 2020 has been delayed. Today, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Computer Association (TCA), the two organizations that organize the annual event, said they're rescheduling the expo to September. Instead of starting on June 2nd, the conference will now begin on September 28th and will run just three days instead of five. What's surprising here is not that C

Pinterest's new Today tabs offers curated boards and coronavirus info

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Pinterest has historically done a very good job at battling misinformation on its platform, doing its best to hide anti-vaccine content and more recently providing custom search results related to the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, as more and more people are sheltering in place in their homes, Pinterest has seen its users increasingly search for inspiration around things like recipes, k

Anchor expands Record With Friends to make remote podcasting easier across devices

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Admit it, even if you’ve never thought about starting a podcast in your life, these last few weeks of isolation have made you consider the possibility. One of the least-harmful knock-on effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly going to be the launch of A LOT of podcasts. People are bored, stuck at home and hungry to talk and listen to fellow humans. How I (remotely) podcast I wrote a big,

Apple Music adds a personalized playlist of happy songs to cheer you up, plus a work-from-home mix

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Apple Music is launching a new playlist the company hopes will raise your spirits during these difficult times. On Monday, the service began rolling out a new personalized playlist called “The Get Up! Mix,” which features “happy-making,” sing-alonging music,” says Apple. The playlist can be found on the “For You” tab in the Apple Music app, alongside others, including your “Favorites Mix,” “New M

Fitbit Premium: what is it, and who is it for?

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For a long time, the only thing Fitbit charged for was its devices and Fitbit Coach, the standalone exercise app that offers guided workouts. But in 2019, Fitbit launched Premium, a new paid-for service that puts several features behind a paywall. Premium is designed to be an enhanced version of the standard, free Fitbit app, but it also includes the workout programs previously exclusive to Fitbi

Volvo performance spin-off Polestar starts building its new battery EV

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5 with 5 posters participating, including story author The Polestar 2 is one of 2020's most anticipated cars. Jonathan Gitlin It's a fastback sedan with 408hp (305kW) and electric all-wheel drive. Polestar And it has just gone into production at Polestar's factory in China. Polestar The Polestar 2's infotainment system runs on Android. Jonathan Gitlin The 78kWh battery pack is shared with the for

Jalopnik Latest Coronavirus Relief Draft Bill Includes Suspending Car Payments | Jezebel The Royal Retreat to the Count...

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Redmi K30 Pro and K30 Pro Zoom revealed with Snapdragon 865

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Today, Xiaomi is building out the Redmi K30 line further by announcing the K30 Pro and K30 Pro Zoom. From a specifications perspective, both of these phones are pretty much identical, save for a few differences in the rear camera and the storage and RAM configurations. In both cases, Xiaomi promises a flagship phone “without the bells and whistles,” in turn keeping prices well below the $1,000 ma
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Please Don't Use Your iPhone to Self-Diagnose COVID-19

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The coronavirus is scary for all of us. I’ve seen one too many stories this weekend about seemingly healthy, young people being hit with COVID-19 and dropping dead within a week’s time. I was even tempted to Google symptoms when I had a slight cough and a possibly stuffy nose, because health anxiety is real. With that in mind, I encourage you not to ask Siri whether you have coronavirus or not.

More than half of global airlines could ‘die’ without aid, says IATA

The Points Guy / 11h
International Air Transport Association (IATA) director general Alexandre de Juniac painted a grim picture of the novel coronavirus pandemic, saying more than half of air carriers globally could “die” without immediate government aid. “We clearly need massive action very quickly, urgently,” he told reporters on Tuesday. De Juniac repeated his push for governments around the world to provide airli

Check Out Our Exclusive Peek at Jim Butcher's New Dresden Files Entry, Peace Talks

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A crop of the cover of Peace Talks by Jim Butcher Image: Ace Chicago wizard Harry Dresden returns for more magical mayhem in Peace Talks , the latest in fantasy author Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series, which marks its 20th anniversary this year. At long last there’s some hope that the supernatural conflicts that’ve been tearing the city apart might be resolved—but will it last? Here’s the book

How to see a therapist when you’re stuck indoors

100+Engadget / 11h
While the coronavirus outbreak isn't the first time the world has suffered a global pandemic, we've never been as technologically equipped to take on the challenges of avoiding human contact as now. But as we hunker down and stay home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we're all becoming more isolated than before. Not only can solitude lead to loneliness, but we're also reduced to communicat

How to See Which Devices Are Using Your Amazon Video Account

26How-To Geek / 11h
Amazon Prime Video offers a wide variety of movies, TV shows, and custom content from Amazon. Whether you’ve signed in to your account on old devices or you’re looking to remove someone, here’s how you can see which devices are using your account. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

McAfee offers more than just virus protection

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. McAfee Total Protection is on sale for £19.99. Image: pexels By Joseph Green Mashable Shopping 2020-03-24 14:28:52 UTC TL;DR: An annual subscription to McAfee Total Protection is on sale for £19.99, saving you £40 on list price. An unfortunate result of more people working remotely is an increa

6 of the best blenders for making smoothies in the UK

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Your blender should be able to crush ice and smooth out any lumps. If it's falling short, then we suggest investing in a new one — these are the best. By Team Commerce 2020-03-24 14:28:47 UTC You can use a blender for all sorts of stuff, but the first thing that comes to mind is smoothies. If a blender isn't good at making smoothies, what's the point? If you want to make a smoothie, your blender

Buy a Nintendo Switch Lite before it sells out like the regular Switch

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Image: mashable photo composite By Leah Stodart Mashable Shopping 2020-03-24 14:26:08 UTC Maybe it's the fact that you're quickly running out of shows. Maybe it's the fact that Mario Kart and a drinking game on FaceTime is the closest thing we all have to a happy hour with friends right now. Or

SpaceX encounters first launch delay due to coronavirus

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SpaceX has thus far managed to avoid much in the way of impact to its upcoming launch schedule, despite the widespread global coronavirus pandemic. The company successfully launched 60 more of its Starlink satellites just last week, and appears to be on track for its current mid-to-late May launch schedule for the first Commercial Crew mission with NASA (pending an investigation into what went wr

Pick Up a Discounted RavPower Qi Charger for Just $12 Right Now

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Best Tech Deals Best Tech Deals The best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. RAVPower Fast Wireless Charger | $12 | Amazon | Clip the coupon on the page and use the promo code KINJAD86 If you’re in the market for a Qi wireless charger for your WFH setup, RavPower’s 10W wireless charging pad will cost you just $12 if you use the code KINJAD86 and clip the coupon on the page. This 10W pa

Dear Sophie: How is COVID-19 affecting immigration?

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Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: How do I get visas for my team to work from home? Dear Sophie

YouTube will limit video quality for everyone by default for a month

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The next time you load up a YouTube video, it probably won't look as sharp as you'd normally expect, at least at first. From today, videos will start playing in standard definition by default for the next month, though you can still bump up the resolution manually from the settings. It follows a similar measure YouTube and many other streaming platforms have adopted temporarily in Europe to lower

Justin Trudeau starts Twitter chain letter to get Canadians to stay home

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As an increasing number of countries enter lockdown and social distancing conditions to help ease the spread of coronavirus , more and more celebrities have been weighing in on social media . Some of their messages have been quirky and informative , while others have been amusing . Some have gone down well , others less so . The latest effort comes from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who

American Airlines Laying Off Employees, Reducing Use Of Contractors, Even If They Get Bailout

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by Gary Leff on March 24, 2020 The novel coronavirus has taken a huge toll on the nation’s airlines. It’s also taken a toll on the employees. Flight attendants can wear face masks but airlines are considered essential services, not subject to social distancing rules. Front line employees come into contact with customers throughout the day, and flight crew travel to and from the most affected are

Squids' Gene-Editing Superpowers May Unlock Human Cures

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The fact that the squid does this editing with messenger RNA, rather than DNA, intrigues some researchers who are interested in human gene editing. Coding changes made to DNA—the kind medical researchers are working on with Crispr—are irreversible. But since unused messenger RNA degrades quickly, any errors introduced by a therapy would be washed out, rather than staying with a person forever. Ro

You Can See the Coronavirus From Space

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Can you see the novel coronavirus from space? You can, as it happens—if you know where to look. Since January, the Colorado-based space technology company Maxar has been taking low Earth orbit satellite photographs of Covid-19 hotspots in places like China, Italy, and America. The company’s four imaging satellites take the highest-resolution commercially available photographs, which they sell to

Now is a great time to invest in your home theater — get one of these soundbars on sale

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Once you get one, you'll understand what all the hype is about. Image: LG By Dylan Haas Mashable Shopping 2020-03-24 14:06:11 UTC Since most of us are fully quarantined at this point, it seems like a pretty ideal time to catch up on all the movies and TV we've been meaning to watch. Clear that

Get Disney Plus completely free for six months with O2's SIM only deals

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So we're now all stuck inside for a while and Disney Plus is officially available in the UK - the timing has lined up well. But if you would rather skip the full subscription cost involved with investing in the service, there is another way. For anyone who has their SIM plan with O2, you can now upgrade to receive six months of Disney Plus as part of your plan. This can be added as an extra on yo

Why Time No Longer Has Meaning, According to Science

500+Lifehacker / 12h
These past few weeks, time has lost all meaning. Days feel like weeks. Weeks feel like months. Although it has technically only been a couple of weeks since the World Health Organization has declared this to be a pandemic , for many of us, it feels like this has been going on for years now. As it turns out, this warping of time has an explanation rooted in how our brains record memories during ti

Should you apply for the new United Club Infinite Card?

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We’ve seen a lot of competition in the premium credit card marketplace in recent years as customers become increasingly comfortable with the idea of paying $450+ in annual fees and issuers compete in that lucrative market. Chase, American Express, hotels and airlines have all been updating their premium-card offerings to stay ahead of the curve. (Photo by Eric Helgas for The Points Guy) Now Unite

Little Mermaid's Alan Menken Teases Some Brand New Songs for Disney's Live-Action Film

58Gizmodo / 12h
Ariel really not taking to these new physical distancing measures. Image: Disney Morning Spoilers If there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here. Michael Giacchino teases his take on the music of The Batman . Get a glimpse of the finale of Star Trek: Picard , and what’s next on The Walking Dead . Plus, a teaser-y look at the follow up to T

Fujifilm X100V review: The best compact street photography camera

100+Engadget / 12h
Over the last year, Fujifilm has toppled its APS-C rival Sony with some of the best mirrorless cameras out there, including the X-T3 and X-Pro3 . Now, it's focusing on its ultra-popular compact street photography series with the launch of the X100V . Fuijfilm is throwing all its latest tech at this model, adding a new higher-resolution 26.1-megapixel sensor and faster X-Processor 4 borrowed from

The best free products and services to help your business navigate the coronavirus crisis

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Companies all over the world have ordered employees to work from home in a bid to delay the spread of the novel coronavirus, now classified a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Top of the list of concerns for many