Thursday, March 05, 2020

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Bailey, Elizabeth Warren's very good dog, stole and ate a burrito

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OK, so technically Bailey — Elizabeth Warren's very good golden retriever — stole someone's burrito.
It is not clear from whom Bailey stole the burrito or if the rest of the treat was later surrendered to the good dog.

Tito's Spent the Past Day Tweeting That Vodka Is Not Hand Sanitizer

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Tito’s, the reasonably-priced Texas vodka brand with a lively Twitter presence, has sent 11 tweets over the past 24 hours clarifying that, no, its beverage does not meet the CDC’s recommended minimum alcohol content for hand sanitizer.
The source of the recipe is unclear, but two people linked to a Good Housekeeping article on making home cleaners, which curiously makes no mention of Tito’s or vodka or hand sanitizer.

40 Years Ago Today Trans American Flight 209 Made a Miracle Landing in Chicago

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Though he’d never flown a commercial aircraft, Ted Stryker was ably assisted from the ground by air traffic controller Steve McCroskey and by Stryker’s former military commanding officer Rex Kramer.
One of the flight attendants, Elaine Dickinson, managed to activate the aircraft’s auto pilot while a passenger on the flight, Ted Stryker, took the controls.

Here's the biggest free cloud storage right now, 200GB exclusive to TechRadar readers

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The Swedish company has teamed up with TechRadar to deliver an even better package than usual - get 200GB free cloud storage for a year with no strings attached.
Cloud storage company Degoo may not be a household name, but it has managed to carve out a niche in the competitive cloud storage market, with its offerings attracting more than 15 million users over the past eight years.

DuckDuckGo Tracker Radar adds some automation to protect your privacy

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Some of these trackers, however, may not be enough, efficient, or even unbiased, which is why DuckDuckGo developed its own tracker data set and is now releasing it and its software for everyone and anyone to use to protect themselves online.
Additionally, DuckDuckGo is releasing the Tracker Radar software as open source software so anyone can validate or even use it to create their own tracker block list.

Clearview AI Reportedly Worked On a Mug Shot Repository to Go With Its Face Recognition App

Gizmodo / 28min
While scrubbing through the most recent Android version of Clearview AI’s app last week, Gizmodo reporters discovered bits of code hinting at several features that appeared to be under construction, such as a “private search mode” and voice search options, though nothing that explicitly pointed to a developing mug shot database.
The controversial facial recognition firm Clearview AI has already landed in hot water for purportedly letting both law enforcement and rich investors play around in its database of billions of photos scraped from the public internet.

Apple is blocking COVID-19 apps that don’t come from health organizations

SlashGear / 1h
It seems to be effective as searching for COVID-19 or coronavirus in the App Store only surfaces apps from such bodies.
To help curb those all too human tendencies, mobile and social platforms have imposed rules that effectively block non-authoritative apps and sources.

Apple Cracks Down on Coronavirus Apps, Which Is Probably for the Best

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As social networks race to curb the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 and Amazon tries to weed out price-gouging Purell listings , Apple is taking its own stance: rejecting coronavirus apps submitted by iOS app developers who aren’t affiliated with official health organizations or governments, CNBC reported .
But four app developers told CNBC they tried to submit apps that make use of World Health Organization data to help people track the spread of COVID-19, only to be rejected by Apple.

iPhone 9/iPhone SE production may be in trouble after all

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It is already expected that Apple may have some production and supply issues for the 2020 iPhones and iPads later this year but most probably expect that the cheaper iPhones won’t be so troubled.
Worse, a key component has been pushed back to April, raising concerns about the phone’s initial supply.

Motorola Edge+ renders hint at a long-overdue flagship

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Fortunately, we’re barely three months into the year and the company may actually have something premium in store for its loyal fans if these leaks regarding a certain Motorola Edge+ comes to pass.
Some will probably argue about the definition of “flagship” but it’s hard to deny that the Motorola has, in the past years, failed to come out with a phone that could match up to even OnePlus in both specs and price.

Fortnite Pleasant Park discovery hints at major POI change

SlashGear / 2h
Helicopters will be able to land in the hidden facility, then, potentially, the soccer field may close over it so that no one can tell the vehicle arrived.
It’s all but guaranteed that Epic will add helicopters as the next vehicle in Fortnite , but that may not be the only major change that’ll arrive.

Steam's personalized news hub keeps you updated about your games

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The personalized mobile-friendly hub highlights live events that are currently happening, such as live streams with developers or any new content added to your games.
Valve says the hub's content will be based on the games in your library and your wishlist, as well as the games you chose to follow on their store pages.

The lessons we learned from 'Love Is Blind,' broken down by couple

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Love Is Blind ran away with subscribers like Giannina in a muddy wedding dress, like Barnett's dog down those furry stairs, like Jessica with someone else's husband.
Broken down by couple, here are the biggest data points and lessons we gathered from Netflix's Love Is Blind Season 1 .

Are US airlines offering status extensions for customers impacted by coronavirus?

The Points Guy / 2h
“Given how many companies have asked their employees not to travel or have banned travel altogether, we expect the airlines do nothing in the short term” about extending elite status qualifications, said Helane Becker, Cowen’s senior research analyst covering airlines and air-related industries.
New York-based Cowen, a research firm focused on business insights and analytics, does not believe that airlines will make a decision on extending elite status this early on in the year.

The EARN IT Act Is a Sneak Attack on Encryption

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A bipartisan pair of US senators today introduced long-rumored legislation known as the EARN IT Act. Meant to combat child sexual exploitation online, the bill threatens to erode established protections against holding tech companies responsible for what people do and say on their platforms.
As the final text of the bill circulated, the Department of Justice held a press conference about its own effort to curb online child predation: a set of 11 "voluntary principles" that a growing number of tech companies—including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Roblox, Snap, and Twitter—have pledged to follow.

YouTube Demonetizes 'Coronavirus', Prompting Creators to Tiptoe Around Certain Recent Events

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YouTube creators from gaming commentators to Perez Hilton have been raising hell over the past month after realizing that the platform is demonetizing any content mentioning the coronavirus.
Device reviewer Linus Sebastian opened his most recent episode with: “For today’s video, I won’t be directly commenting on the recent health-related news because a.

Apple is rejecting a bunch of coronavirus-related apps

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So reports CNBC , which notes that Apple is rejecting apps related to the virus unless they were "submitted by a recognized institution." What qualifies as a recognized institution isn't exactly clear, but we imagine groups like the World Health Organization would be in the clear.
CNBC reports that at least one app developer has received written instructions from Apple making it clear that if their app included "information about current medical information," then it needed to be submitted by those aforementioned recognized institutions.

Doc and Marty just had the most pure 'Back to the Future' reunion

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If our calculations are correct, this is adorable . On Wednesday, Michael J. Fox offered fans a blast from the past with a photo of him and Back to the Future co-star Christopher Lloyd. The pair reunited at a poker tournament benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research held annually by Fox, each sporting their iconic grins and mutual affection. Fox was diagnosed with the dis

Playing This Free Game Might Help Find a Coronavirus Vaccine

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Foldit is a free puzzle game that tasks players with folding protein chains to change the way they behave.
It was originally created by developers at the University of Washington in 2008 to crowd-source potential cures for diseases like Alzheimer’s and HIV/AIDS, but a new coronavirus puzzle was added this week.

Canon's patented universal battery grip could be compatible with several bodies

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The patent, available to view on the US patent office's website now, describes a battery grip that seems like the ones already available, except this one, if it sees the light of day, will be compatible with several bodies by using different adapters.
This could be a cheaper alternative to buying a complete grip assembly for those who use multiple cameras on a regular basis, or anyone keen on upgrading to a different shooter.

You’ll need a clean bill of health to visit French Polynesia, including Tahiti and Bora Bora

23The Points Guy / 3h
Beginning March 9, the South Pacific nation of French Polynesia will require all travelers, regardless of nationality, to provide a medical certificate of clean health before entering the country.
The medical requirement is an expansion of a previous measure which went into effect in February, which required a clean bill of health from all travelers who visited or transited through the following countries within 30 days prior to arriving in French Polynesia:

Facebook sues Namecheap over deceptive domains

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In a recent blog post, Director and Associate General Counsel at Facebook, Christen Dubois explained that the company's engineers had managed to track down 45 suspicious domains that impersonated Facebook and its services which were registered with Namecheap.
The social networking giant claims that Namecheap refused to cooperate with its two-year investigation into a number of domains registered through its service which impersonated the Facebook brand in an attempt to trick users of the social network.

EARN IT act targets online child abuse but could threaten encryption

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In a statement introducing the bill, Blumenthal said "Tech companies have an extraordinary special safeguard against legal liability, but that unique protection comes with a responsibility.
Online platforms' near complete immunity from legal responsibility is a privilege—they have to earn it—& that's what Senator @LindseyGrahamSC & my bipartisan bill the EARN IT Act requires.

Minecraft Festival in September postponed until next year

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Minecraft explains that a large international event like Minecraft Festival naturally requires an international team, a team whose members can’t easily meet and work on location because of health risks and travel advisories.
Rather than risk its first-ever Minecraft Festival going down in history as being insensitive both to organizers’ and participants’ well-being, they decided to just hold off until next year.

Spindrift, maker of fizzy drinks, has raised $29.8 million

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Spindrift, maker of fizzy soda and sparkling water, has raised $29.8 million in a funding round, per an SEC filing .
company was founded by Bill Creelman and has raised $70 million in known venture capital funding to date, per Crunchbase data .

The Five Best Air Fryers, According to Our Readers

Gizmodo / 3h
At the start of the week I asked you, the readers who are always right and absolutely never wrong , for your air fryer recommendations.
Maybe I should forgo the air fryer route altogether and just buy a dang toaster oven.

American Airlines Awards 5000 Miles All Over The U.S.

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And I’m seeing a lot of domestic coach award space for just 5000 miles each way.
I’m seeing international long haul flights going out with business class cabins that have empty seats, Golds clearing upgrades, and coach cabins where you can claim a row of seats for yourself (and so can most everyone else).

Axiom Space pitches its first 10-day, all-inclusive trip to the ISS for just $55 million

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The Houston -based, venture-backed company has signed a contract with SpaceX for a Crew Dragon flight which will transport a commander trained by Axiom along with three private astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
The mission is set to launch in the second half of 2021 and will allow the three-person crew to live on board the ISS for and “experience at least eight days of microgravity and views of the Earth that can only be appreciated in the large, venerable station,” according to a statement from the company.

YouTube TV’s new sports deal covers only some regional networks

SlashGear / 3h
Under the new deal, YouTube TV will be able to offer its customers 19 of the 21 FOX Regional Sports Networks (RSNs), which includes Fox Sports for Midwest, Florida, Ohio, North, Arizona, Southwest, Southeast, South, San Diego, and Sun. As well, the service can also carry SportsTime Ohio.
Following the extension it received late last month, YouTube TV has penned an official agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group over the sports networks it owns.

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Electric cars are coming: but where will you recharge?

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The government says that in just 15 years the only new cars on the market will be fully electric vehicles (EVs) or hydrogen-powered alternatives.
The representative advised Mrs Snowden to ask whether the local pub could install a charging point instead - because it has parking space available and, potentially, spare electricity.

Coronavirus outbreak empties out airports around the world

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The San Francisco International Airport public information office's Doug Yakel explained that February numbers from airlines won't come in until the end of March, but flight schedules have been drastically reduced.
In some of the areas hardest hit by the virus like China, South Korea, and Italy, travel is restricted and it's definitely noticeable.

Disney's Baby Yoda toy is now ready to pre-order from Amazon

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You can now pre-order Hasbro’s Baby Yoda animatronic toy for Christmas – and it’s only available from Amazon in Singapore.
If you’d love to bring Baby Yoda home, it’s now available to pre-order exclusively from Amazon, though you won’t be able to get it until December 1.

Mobile banking app Empower Finance just closed a $20 million Series A round

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This time, it’s Empower Finance , a San Francisco-based company that’s headed up by former Sequoia Capital partner Warren Hogarth and which just closed on $20 million in Series A funding from Icon Ventures and Defy Ventures.
In Empower’s case, users pay $6 a month, but Hogarth says they also save $300 a year in additional fees they would pay a brick-and-mortar bank.

Pex buys Dubset to build YouTube ContentID for TikTok & more

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A new European Union law called Article 17 essentially eradicates safe harbor and requires that they’ve made their “best effort” to get licenses from rights holders for all content on their platform.
Today that business gets a big boost as Pex is acquiring Dubset , which has spent 10 years tackling the problem of getting remixes and multi-song DJ sets legalized for streaming on services like Spotify to some success.

Encryption Flaws Leave Millions of Toyota, Kia, and Hyundai Cars Vulnerable to Key Cloning

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Millions of cars with radio-enabled keys made by Toyota, Hyundai, and Kia may be vulnerable to hijacking thanks to a flaw in their encryption implementation, Wired reported this week , citing the results of a KU Leuven in Belgium and University of Birmingham study .
While other models of car have proven vulnerable to hacking via relay —in which hackers use radio transmitters to extend the range of a car’s key fob until the original key is in range—this method requires that the attacker come within close proximity of the fob and scan it with the RFID device.

AMD Big Navi isn't coming until the end of 2020

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AMD Navi graphics cards like the Radeon RX 5700 have been out for quite a while at this point, and while they definitely provide excellent performance for anyone looking for some 1080p or 1440p gaming, we've always wanted more.
We don't know much about the next-generation AMD Radeon graphics architecture right now, beyond what rumors have been telling us for a while.

Huawei pleads not guilty to lying about affairs in North Korea and Iran

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Last year, Reuters reported that an internal probe by HSBC helped lead to the original US charges against Huawei and its CFO.
The US government had previously charged Huawei with bank fraud and violating sanctions against Iran by using a suspected front company called Skycom Tech Co to obtain US goods and move money using the international banking system.

Why you should travel to Alaska now

The Points Guy / 4h
Visit TPG’s Alaska destination hub to find out what you need to know to plan an incredible trip to The Last Frontier.
Alaska is hands down the most beautiful place I’ve visited to date.

AMD Zen 3 processors will arrive by March 2021 at the latest

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AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation processors have taken over the world, delivering multi-core performance unlike anything we've seen before in the mainstream market.
Still, AMD took a minute to brag that it's shipped more than 200 million Zen Cores since first-generation Ryzen hit the streets, so we're sure AMD is eager to get more processors to market.

Self-Driving Car Guru Ordered to Pay Google $179 Million Over Messy Contract Dispute

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Per a Wednesday court filing , the panel last year found that Levandowski “had violated his duty of loyalty and breached his employment contract with Google by misusing confidential information and other actions he took in connection with Google’s self-driving vehicle program.”
A former employee of Google and Uber credited as being one of the top engineers in the self-driving vehicle space, Anthony Levandowski, has reportedly filed for bankruptcy after he was ordered to cough up $179 million to settle with Google over an apparent contract breach.

Sonos Trade Up program ends controversial Recycle Mode requirement

SlashGear / 4h
The Sonos Trade Up program offers a 30-percent discount on new products, but it required users to put their older products in Recycle Mode, which would brick the devices by removing their ability to connect with other Sonos products and with the Internet.
Going forward, Sonos no longer requires users to brick their devices, but the speakers will still soon be obsolete.

How to spot a sustainable tea brand

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There’s nothing quite like a good cup of tea to start your day, help you battle the 3 p.m. slump or leave you feeling warm and cosy on a cold winter’s morning.
But like many of its food and beverage counterparts, the tea industry hasn’t escaped a long, hard look under the sustainability microscope.

E3’s newest creative directors resign five weeks into the gig [Updated]

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iam8bit, a gaming merchandise and events company that we've written about at Ars in the past , announced on Thursday that it will no longer serve as E3's creative director.
Two weeks after that statement was issued, journalist and events promoter Geoff Keighley announced he would no longer organize the E3 Live component of the annual expo .

DuckDuckGo shares a list of thousands of web trackers that gather your data

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Tracker Radar includes the most common cross-site trackers, plus detailed info on things like their prevalence, ownership, cookie behavior and privacy policy.
According to CNET , the data set contains details on 5,326 domains used by 1,727 companies to track users online.

Northern lights season is coming to an end — here’s how to see them before it’s too late

The Points Guy / 5h
According to Forbes , you’ll either need to take a last minute trip to Alaska, or travel to a destination near the Canadian border for a chance to view the ethereal auroras.
Typically, the aurora borealis becomes even more rare in late spring, with March and April signaling an unofficial end to northern lights viewing season .

Simple digital strategies to take your business to the next level

Mashable / 5h
According to recent data, 92% of people read their texts within the first three minutes of receiving them.
Thankfully, there are still a few tried and tested strategies that will help ensure your transformation into a digital marketing whizz is as seamless as a pair of Kim K Skims.

Teach Your Kids the Meaning of "5 More Minutes" With These Visual Countdown Timers

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Our preschool uses a 5-minute sand timer all the time.
If two kids want to play with the same toy, one kid can use the 5-minute sand timer to wait their turn.

A woman travels back in time to the 1800s to solve a mystery in Antebellum

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A modern-day social activist finds herself traveling back in time to the 1800s in Antebellum , a new horror drama written and directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz.
The official premise is short and sweet: "Successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late." When the first teaser dropped last November, it didn't shed much more light on the matter.

Google mobile-first indexing: The old web is out, by default

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“Our guidance on making all websites work well for mobile-first indexing continues to be relevant, for new and existing sites,” said John Mueller, Developer Advocate, Google Zurich.
Google recommends that all webmasters take a peek at the Mobile-first indexing best practices as soon as possible – regardless of the sort of website that’s hoping to be indexed by Google Search in as ideal a manner as possible.

DuckDuckGo Made a Giant List of Jerks Tracking You Online

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DuckDuckGo, a privacy-focused tech company, today launched something called Tracker Radar —an open-source, automatically generated and continually updated list that currently contains more than 5,000 domains that more than 1,700 companies use to track people online.
The idea behind Tracker Radar, first reported by CNET , is to share the data DuckDuckGo has collected to create a better set of tracker blockers.

Nvidia acquires data storage and management platform SwiftStack

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Nvidia today announced that it has acquired SwiftStack , a software-centric data storage and management platform that supports public cloud, on-premises and edge deployments.
SwiftStack, which was founded in 2011, placed an early bet on OpenStack, the massive open-source project that aimed to give enterprises an AWS-like management experience in their own data centers.

Stocks fell sharply today, bringing yet more unwelcome volatility to tech shares

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In case you’ve missed our last half-dozen posts discussing the stock market’s wild jumps and drops, we’re writing about this stuff because the startup companies we know and love don’t exist in a vacuum.
What happens on public markets impacts the private markets, helping set valuations through comps and molding sentiment.

Etsy’s 2-year migration to the cloud brought flexibility to the online marketplace

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When Fisher walked through the door, Etsy operated out of private data centers.
As you might expect, he concluded that it was having an adverse impact and began a process that would lead to him being hired to lead a long-term migration to the cloud.

US airline execs warn coronavirus impact ‘could be worse than 9/11’ downturn

96The Points Guy / 5h
11 wasn’t an economically driven issue for travel, it was more fear quite frankly and I think that’s what’s manifested this time,” Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said to CNBC on the sidelines of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit in Washington on Thursday.
JetBlue Airways and United Airlines have already slashed domestic schedules by up to a fifth amid a drop in demand attributed to fears of the spreading COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

USA vs England live stream: how to watch the SheBelieves Cup from anywhere

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Phil Neville's Lionesses return to competitive action with a massive SheBelieves Cup game against the USWNT - watch the match no matter where you in the world with our USA vs England live stream guide.
We'll talk you through the best ways to watch the SheBelieves Cup action in the UK and the rest of the world below, so you be sure of finding a solid USA vs England live stream.

Motorola Edge Plus renders reveal premium ‘waterfall’ display and triple cameras

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New renders of the rumored Motorola Edge Plus flagship phone have appeared, and they show a refined handset with three rear cameras, ‘waterfall’ curved display edges, and the tiniest punch-hole for a selfie camera you’ve ever seen.
The renders, jointly released by noted leaker @OnLeaks and Pricebaba , are a series of still photos showing a smartphone with the polish we typically see on phones like the Samsung Galaxy S20 line.

Facebook, Google and others adopt guidelines intended to fight child abuse

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Today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security -- along with government counterparts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom -- published guidelines to help the tech industry fight online child exploitation. The principles were developed "in consultation" with Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Roblox, Snap and Twitter, after all six companies agreed to tackling the onlin

The EPA says these cleaning products kill coronavirus

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released an official list of cleaning products that can be used to kill off the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
The EPA has published a long list [PDF] of cleaning products that can be used to kill the novel coronavirus, including many that are readily available to consumers.

Cheap 4K TV deal: Amazon has this 50-inch Fire TV on sale for just $299.99

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This is the best price we've found for the Toshiba 50LF711U20 and a fantastic deal for a mid-size 4K TV with smart capabilities.
Amazon has the top-rated Toshiba 50-inch smart TV on sale for just $299.99 .

Score Woolies vouchers worth up to AU$300 in Bing Lee's big kitchen sale

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If your kitchen appliances are due for an upgrade, Bing Lee is currently throwing in a bonus Woolworths gift card worth up to AU$300 on a wide range of products. The offer is available on ovens, cooktops, BBQs, dishwashers and wine storage units and includes models from big-name brands including Smeg, Fisher & Paykel, Electrolux, Bosch, Westinghouse, DeLonghi, Omega, Beko, Sirius, Euromaid, Beefe

This Futuristic Tire Concept Regrows Its Tread by Popping a Pill

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Tire maker Goodyear debuted a futuristic tire concept on Tuesday, called ReCharge, that has the ability to regrow its tread using a special liquid compound capsule.
The capsule — think of it as a Tide Pod for your car tire — contains a special “reloadable and biodegradable tread compound” that enables the tire to grow more tread.

Samsung Galaxy S20 price cut: pre-order and save up to $850 at Best Buy

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The Samsung Galaxy S20 is available to pre-order now and Best Buy is offering a fantastic deal on the phone that can't be missed.
You can save up to $850 on the all-new Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra with qualified activation and trade-in .

Warren Buffett Sees Delta Air Lines As A Buying Opportunity

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print pub

The Coronavirus Will Probably Come for the Baby Yoda Toys [Updated]

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While Hasbro states that it believes its 2020 manufacturing capacity and the efforts of third-party manufacturers and components are on track for the year, it also notes that the toy company is developing plans to address the current impact of the virus’ spread on its supply and manufacturing lines—and that the longer the outbreak continues, the more likely substantial delays to creating and shipping its products could occur.
“While we have developed and continue to develop plans to help mitigate the negative impact of the coronavirus to our business, the efforts will not completely prevent our business from being adversely affected,” the filing continues, “and the longer the outbreak impacts supply and demand the more negative the impact it will have on our business, revenues and earnings, and the more limited our ability will be to try and make up for delayed or lost product development, production and sales.”

Witness Bernie Sanders' very relatable clothes chair

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And an analysis of a recent photo shows that like many Americans, the Vermont senator has a clothes chair.
Many people are saying they've never related more to a politician than seeing Bernie's chair covered in clothes and junk, and folks, I agree.

5 years of Intel CPUs and chipsets have a concerning flaw that’s unfixable

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While Intel has issued patches to lessen the damage of exploits and make them harder, security firm Positive Technologies said the mitigations may not be enough to fully protect systems.
“This vulnerability jeopardizes everything Intel has done to build the root of trust and lay a solid security foundation on the company's platforms,” Mark Ermolov, lead specialist of OS and hardware security at security firm Positive Technologies wrote in a post detailing the bug .

Spotify's Weird LinkedIn Playlists Sound Like a Cash Register

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It’s unclear whether Spotify had a hand in curating the right mix of Sigur Rós and Sufjan Stevens (LinkedIn didn’t yet respond to our request for comment), but it’s not hard to imagine at least some sort of influence, considering how the company’s refined its chops at curating branded playlists over the past few years, along with the playlists of the more than 200 million users on the platform worldwide.
Spotify didn’t respond to my request for comment on whether Linkedin’s playlists are going to be farmed out for ad targeting, but looking at the platform’s track record, it’s hard to believe that they won’t.

Goodyear's Latest Concept Is A Tire That Can Be Changed Using A Pill

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Goodyear isn’t super clear on how the fluid makes a durable tread useful for driving, but it’s a fantasy technology that won’t ever see the light of day, so little details like how it actually works can be glossed over.
Technology in pill form is one of the longest enduring science fiction tropes, so it was only a matter of time before pill-based features entered the dreamy world of automotive concepts.

TCL’s big plan pairs foldable phones with a familiar playbook

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Rollable, foldable, flexible phones and tablets aren’t going to catapult TCL into the number one smartphone spot any time soon, but that doesn’t mean the company’s ambitions aren’t that way inclined.
Sure, the company has a handful of new, more traditionally-shaped Android phones in the TCL 10 series arriving on the market this year, including a 5G handset for under $500 .

Coronavirus Could Force Funerals to be Livestreamed

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The NAFD says it’s in “dialogue with the [UK] government and local authorities to seek early guidance on steps funeral directors may need to take in the event of a pandemic.”
In fact, in a statement to Sky News , the United Kingdom’s National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) said that in the event of a pandemic, memorial services may need to be held over the internet.

Social isolation and loneliness may have different effects on inflammation

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A new study out of the University of Surrey, however, has found that not getting enough socialization may also increase inflammation in the body, paving the way for a number of health issues, including memory problems and, farther into the future, problems like cardiovascular disease.
According to the new study out of the University of Surrey, social isolation is one of many things that can trigger increased inflammation; the research involved analyzing 30 past studies on the topics.

Get Ahead Of Spring Cleaning With A Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

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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. Handheld Vacuum Cleaner | $26 | Amazon | Clip Coupon For those who just can’t stand crumbs in the hard-to-reach places, you should check out a Tabiger cordless vacuum cleaner . It comes with five different attachments to pick up food, dust, and even pet hair from your couch

Companies embracing IoT despite security risks

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New research from Kaspersky has revealed that 61 percent of businesses are already using IoT platforms despite the significant security risks that come with their adoption.
Kaspersky's survey shows that 28 percent of companies using IoT platforms stated that they had experienced incidents involving non-computing connected devices last year.

Sonos kills its device-bricking 'recycle mode'

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However, to get the discount, you had to put your old products in "recycle mode," a setting that would permanently make them unable to connect to a network or work with other Sonos gear.
Last fall, the company introduced a "trade up" program -- if you owned one of Sonos' oldest products, you could send it in to the company and get 30 percent off new gear.

Old wasp nests help us understand old art

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That's considerably younger than archaeologists suggested back in 1997, when a study (also using mud-wasp nests but with a different dating method) found that one Gwion painting was at least 16,400 years old.
"For the older styles of Kimberley rock art, there is nothing in the remnant pigment that we can date," Finch told Ars.

Clearview AI Lured Rich Investors by Letting Them Rummage Around in Its Creepy Face Recognition App

100+Gizmodo / 7h
Creepy facial recognition firm Clearview AI—which claims to have built an extensive database from billions of photos scraped from the public web—allowed the rich and powerful to use its app as a personal plaything and spy tool, according to reporting from the New York Times on Thursday.
Prior reports from the Times revealed that hundreds of law enforcement agencies, including the Department of Justice and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, had used Clearview’s biometric tools, which is alarming enough, given the total lack of any U.S. laws regulating how face recognition can be used and its proven potential in mass surveillance of anyone from minorities to political targets .

This Contigo Vacuum-Insulated Travel Mug Is $15

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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. Contigo Vaccum-Insulated Steel Travel Mug | $14 | Amazon If you’re the kind of person who just can’t stand having your drinks (hot or cold) spilling on them because the cap wasn’t tight enough, I’d like to introduce you to the Contigo travel mug . It’s only $15 and is auto-

NASA’s New Mars Rover Officially Has a Name

400+Futurism / 7h
Like Perseverance, those rovers were also named by the winners of student contests, according to a Jet Propulsion Laboratory press release — a longstanding effort to keep the public engaged with the space agency’s exploration missions.
And Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, said that contest winner and seventh-grader Alexander Mather picked a name that encapsulated those challenges.

Virgin Media data breach affects 900,000 people

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A Virgin Media database containing the personal details of 900,000 people was left unsecured and accessible online for 10 months, the company has admitted.
"Based upon our investigation, Virgin Media does believe that the database was accessed on at least one occasion but we do not know the extent of the access or if any information was actually used," Mr Schuler said.

To Complete One Rotation, This Machine Requires More Turns Than There Are Atoms in the Universe

500+Gizmodo / 7h
Taking that idea to its extreme, Daniel De Bruin built a machine with 100 connected gears that turns so slowly on one end that a full rotation will take longer than a lifetime.
Machines like blenders, washing machines, and even your car used reduction drives made of multiple gears to increase the torque or decrease the speed of rotation coming from a motor.

HBO is the latest to abandon SXSW because of coronavirus

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HBO is the latest company to pull out of SXSW. Several other companies -- including Amazon , Apple , Facebook , Netflix and Twitter -- have done the same, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to cause concern. HBO said Thursday that its parent company Warner Media "decided it's best not to move forward with activations at SXSW," CNET reports. At the moment, it seems that SXSW will still happen.

The Inevitable Collision of Gaming and Athleisure

200+Wired / 7h
Cozy and fly, athleisure and its streetwear manifestations naturally mesh with gaming, which is probably why so many companies are putting out gamer-bait clothing: Adidas, Puma, Champion, Nike, UNTFD and Uniqlo all sell apparel featuring gaming icons or have partnered with gaming celebrities over the last year.
In a cavernous former bank in SoHo, New York, Fortnite pro Nate Hill was gaming in front of a live audience of dozens when, over Fortnite ’s voice chat, a teammate asked if he’d ever modeled at New York Fashion Week.

The EPA's Proposal to Restrict Science Somehow Gets Worse

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The new draft revises a rule first proposed by then-EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in 2018 that would require the agency to only use scientific research based on data that’s available to the public to create regulations.
Tuesday’s supplement would also expand the rule to cover all EPA activities, limiting not only the agency’s ability to draft new regulations, but also its ability to share “influential scientific information” from any studies with underlying data that’s not confidential.

The Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine, Cloned Car Keys, and More

200+Wired / 7h
Our writers are keeping tabs on the 30+ companies developing vaccines right now , and where they're at in the process.
Researchers from KU Leuven in Belgium and the University of Birmingham in the UK revealed new vulnerabilities in the encryption systems used by immobilizers—the radio-enabled devices inside of cars that communicate with your key fob to allow you to start your vehicle.

Get Fluffier Scrambles by Adding Cream of Tartar

100+Lifehacker / 7h
Heat the butter over medium-high heat and, while that’s going, beat two eggs, 1/8th of a teaspoon of cream of tartar, and a pinch of salt together either by hand or with an immersion blender.
Of course, in order for cream of tartar to do its thing, there has to be something to stabilize, so you’ll need to whip your eggs until they are foamy.

Will iPhone SE2 (or iPhone 9) be a good, cheap upgrade?

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Today we’re taking a look at what’s likely with the next major low-cost iPhone, the device rumored to be called iPhone SE2.
Instead, the iPhone 9 will be the device that’s used to achieve maximum profit for Apple for users who want to replace their old iPhone, but do not necessarily care if they’re getting an iPhone that looks and acts pretty much the same as their old phone did.

The Last of Us game is being turned into an HBO original show

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In a tweet on Thursday, HBO revealed a teaser image for the upcoming show, also stating that Druckmann and Mazin will be behind the project.
The game’s creative director and writer Neil Druckmann will also be joining the project to help Mazin write and executive produce the series.

Twitter will delete hate speech related to age, disability and disease

200+Engadget / 7h
Last year, Twitter updated its harmful conduct policy to require the deletion of hate speech based on religion.
The most consistent feedback the company got was that it needed to make the language of its harmful conduct policy clearer.

“Project Sandcastle” brings Android to the iPhone

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Something like the Nintendo Switch normally wouldn't have a scrap of pre-existing Android code to its name, but the Switch's Nvidia Tegra SoC is also used in Android devices, and this shared hardware means there's already a considerable codebase to start from.
The status page goes from the iPhone 6 to the 11 Pro, but most builds don't have storage access, and many are missing a working display.

Should You Cancel Your Trip Because of the Coronavirus?

100+Lifehacker / 7h
Currently the CDC recommends avoiding travel to China, Iran, South Korea, and Italy, and potentially avoiding travel to Japan if you are an older adult or have a chronic medical condition.
“International travel to countries that are not reporting widespread transmission of the coronavirus is probably still low-risk for most travelers,” Dr. Trivedi told me.

5 ways to use credit cards responsibly

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If you’re unable to consistently avoid interest charges by paying your entire statement balance each month, you should consider using a non-rewards credit card with a lower interest rate.
Used responsibly, they can offer you valuable rewards and benefits and, of course, a secure and convenient method of payment.

Engineer at the center of Waymo/Uber legal battle declares bankruptcy

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Levandowski was an early member of Google's self-driving car team, earning tens of millions of dollars for his efforts.
The move comes shortly after a California federal judge confirmed that Levandowski owed Waymo $179 million for theft of trade secrets.

DuckDuckGo now crawls the web regularly to create a free list of trackers to block

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In a blog post announcing the new service , called Tracker Radar, DuckDuckGo observes that although ad and tracker blockers are essential software, they’re not designed efficiently or sustainably.
DuckDuckGo’s approach is to start with a clean slate and use web crawlers — virtual online agents that visit and catalog selected aspects of sites — to build a rolling database of rules that adapts to the latest jukes by trackers and site admins.

In 2020, NASA Voyager 2 probe is flying solo

NASA Curiosity Mars 2020SlashGear / 8h
The bit that needs an upgrade is a radio dish in Australia, one that’s primary for the mission to send commands to Voyager 2 in the far reaches of space.
The bit on Earth that’s getting the upgrade is the Deep Space Network’s 70-meter-wide (230-feet-wide) radio antenna in Canberra, Australia.

One of our favorite USB-C battery packs is on sale for $30 today

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If you already own a portable power bank that treats you well, we also have deals on a recommended portable Bluetooth speaker , discounted Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions, a new low on Apple's HomePod speaker that actually makes it a decent value (provided you care more about good sound than Siri smarts ), a few price drops on wireless noise-canceling headphones, and much more.
Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a discount on Anker's PowerCore 10000 PD Redux , a USB-C portable battery that we've previously reviewed and recommended in multiple buying guides .

Google recommends Washington State employees work from home, citing coronavirus risk

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Google this week issued a recommendation for all Washington State employees to work remotely, citing growing fears around the spread of COVID-19.
The move follows a similar decision by Lyft, which sent home employees in its San Francisco office.

Twitter expands hateful conduct rules to ban dehumanizing speech around age, disability and now, disease

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Today, Twitter says it’s expanding its rule to also include language that dehumanizes people on the basis of their age, disability or disease.
The policy has expanded over time as Twitter has tried to better encompass the many areas where it wants to ban hateful speech and conduct on its platform.

Walmart Grocery is merging with Walmart’s main app and website

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For Walmart customers, the change means a more seamless shopping experience, where they won’t have to think so much about which app to use, but can instead just shop from a single place for anything Walmart offers, including its 120,000+ grocery items, local store inventory for pickup and its online assortment of both first-party and third-party marketplace goods.
According to data from Sensor Tower, Walmart’s main app has been downloaded 103+ million times since January 2014 across both iOS and Android.

The Mars 2020 rover has a new name: Perseverance

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Keeping with the tradition of using virtues as names, the Mars 2020 rover will henceforth be known as “Perseverance.”
He and some 28,000 other kids proposed names in an essay contest last year.

Pokimane signs multi-year deal to stay on Twitch

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Anys is one of the top ten most-followed streamers on Amazon's service with 3.9 million supporters, and she's the most-followed woman -- losing her would be a significant blow.
The question is whether or not there will be a surge of similar deals, and whether Twitch (really, Amazon) will be ready to pay what it takes if many more streamers consider leaving.

No coronavirus waiver? Some airlines have you more covered than others

The Points Guy / 8h
As coronavirus spreads, and fears about contracting the disease grow, airlines are increasingly giving passengers a chance to re-tool their travel plans by waiving change fees or allowing their customers to cancel even non-refundable tickets.
I believe the airlines are OK with inconveniencing a certain number of people, so long as it doesn’t become problematic for their bottom line,” said Ernest White II, host of Fly Brother on PBS and creator of the Fly Brother travel blog .

Proposed bill would end “likes” for young teens’ online content

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Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today proposed a new bill to limit manipulative marketing, dark patterns, and harmful content being pushed to younger users.
Back when yours truly was small, attempts to squeeze money out of children largely took place on TV, whether it was a half-hour Saturday morning toy commercial masquerading as a cartoon or local PBS affiliate fundraisers saying on-air after Sesame Street that kids should go tell their parents Big Bird will go away unless they donate.

How to Get Free Conferencing Tools From Google and Microsoft for the Next Few Months

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On Google’s side, the company recently announced that it’ll be offering free access to premium features in Hangouts Meet for anyone who uses G Suite or G Suite for Education.
You’ll have until July 1 to use them for free, when I presume your meeting limits will revert back to what they once were (rather than Google suddenly spiking your bill).

Candidates, Please Steal* Elizabeth Warren's Climate Plans

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Warren’s voluminous climate plan is spread over 14 separate documents that touch on everything from the ocean to manufacturing, and any candidate with half a brain would look to those plans as a template to build on, enhance their own plans, and, if they win the nomination and the White House, govern by.
Among the most inspired of Warren’s climate plans is the Blue New Deal , which would prepare a huge chunk of the U.S. economy for the 21st century.

NASA reveals the official name of its Mars 2020 rover

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As first promised earlier this week, NASA has officially announced the name for the rover it has thus far referred to as ‘Mars 2020.’ Going forward — and in keeping with the trend established by its past Martian rovers — this new rover is named ‘Perseverance,’ and it’ll launch for the Red Planet later this year.
Perseverance will join Curiosity, InSight, and other past rovers in exploring Mars.

Facebook is suing over domains that could be mistaken for its products

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Last year, Facebook filed a similar suit against a domain registrar OnlineNIC .
The company says it has filed a lawsuit against domain name registrar Namecheap and its proxy service, Whoisguard.

Lyft is the latest tech company to send employees home over coronavirus

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Ridesharing company Lyft has advised its San Francisco employees to go home after learning one staff member was in contact with someone exposed to coronavirus, or COVID-19.
“We are basing every step of our response process on CDC guidance, and out of an abundance of caution are encouraging our San Francisco headquarters employees to work from home for the remainder of this week,” Lyft shared in a statement.

Organize All Your Meals With This $7 Bento Box

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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. Sistema Bento Box Food Container | $7 | Amazon Picky eaters and meal planners rejoice because I have found a deal for you. For only $7 , you can get your hands on a cute little bento box for all of your breakfast, lunch, and dinner needs. Equipped with easy-locking clips an

Southwest CEO: Drop In Demand Has “9/11-Like Feel”

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"We're 97% domestic, so what we're seeing is a drop-off in DOMESTIC travel," says Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly on @CNBC just now.
Kelly noted that Southwest is a 97% domestic airline, and the drop-off in domestic travel “has a 9-11 like feel.”

Tito's Vodka would like to remind you that it *isn't* a replacement for hand sanitizer

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"Tito's Handmade Vodka is 40 percent alcohol, and therefore does not meet the current recommendation of the CDC," the company said in a statement.
The company took to Twitter to reaffirm that with an alcohol content of only 40 percent, it doesn't meet CDC guidelines for hand sanitizer.

Ask Dr. NerdLove: My Girlfriend Keeps Ghosting Me

100+Lifehacker / 8h
I understand that getting a phd is hard, I understand that there were forces out of their control, I don’t want to be the girlfriend who is harping on them all the time, however I feel like I’m going crazy.
I still have feelings for her and I just want to know she’s making the right choice rather than letting a lack of sex and arguing being the decision behind not loving me anymore.

The grandfather of distributed computing projects, SETI@home, shuts down

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While it's on hiatus, users with a fondness for distributed computing might take a look at Folding@home, which is trying to figure out the structures of proteins on the surface of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
If you are looking for an alternative distributed-computing project, Folding@home is looking for help with tackling an issue of major public importance at the moment: the structure of key proteins on the surface of SARS-CoV-2.

Apple is partly to blame for parts shortage

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Like many other companies, Apple is also seeing production disruptions due to the coronavirus. Read more... More about Tech , Apple , Mashable Video , Big Tech Companies , and Coronavirus

Google will start ranking sites by their mobile version in September

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Google will start indexing all websites by their mobile versions beginning in September. Google was already using mobile-first indexing for new domains, but this change will apply the phone-friendly indexing to all domains. The shift has been years in the making , and Google says that 70 percent of sites shown in search results have already embraced mobile-first indexing. Between now and Septembe

Alexa Users Can Get a Free Movie Ticket this Month

200+Lifehacker / 8h
If you live in the U.S. and own any Alexa-supported devices, you can earn one free movie ticket during the second half of March. It’s the little things, right? In order to get the free movie ticket, you’ll have to enable the Atom Tickets skill on your Alexa device and use it to order movie tickets between March 16 and March 29. Atom Tickets works with on any Echo speaker, Fire TV devices, or Fire

Twitter CEO’s weak argument why investors shouldn’t fire him

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey might not spend six months a year in Africa, claims the real product development is under the hood and gives an excuse for deleting Vine before it could become TikTok. Today he tweeted , via Twitter’s investor relations account, a multi-pronged defense of his leadership and the company’s progress.
The proclamations come as notorious activist investor Elliott Management prepares to pressure Twitter into a slew of reforms, potentially including replacing Dorsey with a new CEO, Bloomberg reported last week.

This renewable tissue box is helpful for those staying hygienic on the go — Future Blink

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LastTissue combines the effectiveness of a tissue pack and handkerchief. Read more... More about Health , Mashable Video , Cold And Flu , Zero Waste , and Future Blink

This display makes digital art images look like authentic paintings and prints — Future Blink

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Canvia is designed to make digital artwork appear more realistic. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Arts Culture And Entertainment , Digital Display , Future Blink , and Tech

Elon Musk: New Self-Driving Features Will Come Out This Month

400+Futurism / 9h
According to a tweet by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the electric car company is going to “release more [Full Self-Driving] features later this month.”
Full Self-Driving Capability (FSD), however, comes at a steep $7,000 extra and allows the car to get on and off highways, change lanes, parallel park, and even navigate parking lots autonomously.

Why Hyatt Globalist Is My Favorite Hotel Status

200+One Mile at a Time / 9h
World of Hyatt offers Globalist members unlimited suite upgrades subject to availability.
Hyatt has a partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World , offering the ability to earn and redeem points at these hotels, as well as receive select benefits; at this point that partnership includes over 350 hotels

The next Mars rover will be named 'Perseverance'

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During a live webcast on Wednesday, NASA administrators unveiled the official name of the upcoming Mars 2020 Rover mission. Say hello to Perseverance. The name was selected as part of a nationwide contest held throughout 2019 by the space administration, drawing more than 29,000 submissions from k-12 students across the country. A team of 4,700 volunteer judges helped whittle those entries down t

Kinnos, which makes colorized disinfectant to ensure surfaces are covered, just landed $6 million in funding

200+TechCrunch / 9h
JK: Two. The first one is called Highlight powder; it’s a patented color additive platform that’s meant to be combined with existing disinfectants that hospitals and healthcare settings are already using, so we’re not competing or replacing these disinfectants but rather combining our products with them so that they can be used more effectively.
Highlight is a powder that you dissolve into bulk liquid solutions of bleach and colorized blue, so when you apply it to a surface you [be sure you] don’t miss a spot and the color will actually then fade from blue to colorless after a few minutes.

Perseverance Will Be the Next NASA Rover on Mars

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After months of anticipation and a naming contest that involved hundreds of thousands of voters, NASA has finally settled on a name for its upcoming Mars rover: Perseverance.
NASA announced the new name today at press conference, with Thomas Zurbuchen, an associate administrator at NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, declaring that “curiosity and perseverance are what exploration is all about,” with a nod to the Curiosity rover currently exploring the Martian surface.

NASA's new Mars rover finally has a name—and, yes, it's on Twitter

NASA Mars 2020 Earth200+Mashable / 9h
Perseverance , 5-8, Alexander Mather of Virginia
— NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover (@NasaPersevere) March 5, 2020

Female-founded startups landed more deals globally in 2019 than ever before

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In 2019, female-founded startups across the world landed a record 4,399 investments, according to data from All Raise, a nonprofit organization that wants to increase the diversity in the venture capital industry, and PitchBook.
It’s also worth pointing out that over the same period, venture capital firms in the U.S. alone invested more than $130 billion into startup companies .

How to Prepare for a School Shutdown

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And working parents of young children are asking themselves what in hell they’re going to do with their kids, if the schools close.
If that’s you, check in with your boss about whether working from home indefinitely is an option if schools close and get prepared with any equipment or materials you might need to do so.

Facebook offers WHO free ad space to combat coronavirus

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Facebook has decided to provide the World Health Organization (WHO) with free ad space on its social media platform in an effort to help its users stay better informed about the recent coronavirus outbreak .
In a recent post on the platform, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company will be providing the WHO with “as many free ads as they need” to get relevant information about the outbreak out to Facebook users.

HBO, PlayStation announce Last of Us TV series—the “first of many shows”

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While Sony's PlayStation Productions arm had announced intentions to work on various films and series in the past, today's HBO news gave them an opportunity to reaffirm that TLoU will not be a one-off project.
One year after its formation, PlayStation Productions has announced its first confirmed project: an HBO-exclusive, live-action TV series based on the acclaimed 2013 game The Last of Us .

This is how North Korea uses cutting-edge crypto money laundering to steal millions

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The US government has just come down hard on two Chinese nationals for allegedly conspiring with North Korean state-sponsored hackers to steal millions of dollars’ worth of digital money from cryptocurrency exchanges.
The Department of Justice charged Tian Yinyin and Li Jiadong with laundering over $100 million worth of cryptocurrency to benefit co-conspirators in North Korea.

Watch Ashton Kutcher brag about his 'terrifying' facial-recognition app on 'Hot Ones'

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In response, Kutcher launched into a description of an app on his phone at that moment which sure sounds a lot like Clearview AI .
Ashton Kutcher has access to a powerful facial-recognition app and even he thinks that's "terrifying."

The Last of Us Is Heading to HBO, Courtesy of the Mind Behind Chernobyl

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Sony might be struggling to get one Naughty Dog video game adaptation off the ground already with Uncharted , but another is already ago on TV. And it has some very interesting names behind it. There had been rumors of an adaptation of Naughty Dog’s seminal post-apocalyptic action-drama—which followed survivors Joel (Troy Baker) and Ellie (Ashley Johnson) as they navigated the harsh remnants of A

Bird launches Scoot Mopeds in Austin ahead of SXSW

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The Austin launch, which kicks off the week before the city’s SXSW music, tech, film and comedy festival begins, marks the official rollout of the Scoot Mopeds.
The Scoot Moped — an electric moped born out of Bird’s acquisition of Scoot — will launch in Austin five months after unveiling the shared micromobility vehicle.

Minecraft Festival is postponed due to coronavirus fears

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The streaming event will go on as planned, and will showcase the latest Minecraft news, features and behind-the-scenes looks at upcoming developments.
However, it seems odd that ReedPop and Mojang -- Minecraft 's developer -- announced the convention just a week ago, when the COVID-19 virus was already at top of mind.

Here's What We Know So Far About Whether Pets Can Get COVID-19

300+Gizmodo / 9h
In late February, officials from the Hong Kong Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) reported that a single dog had tested weakly positive for the coronavirus after its owner was diagnosed with COVID-19, the name of the disease caused by SAR-CoV-2.
Experts in Hong Kong say there’s clear evidence the virus can cross over from humans to dogs and possibly other pet animals.

Watch EastEnders online: stream episodes or catch-up in the UK and abroad

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Albert Square has seen more than its fair share of drama over the years, and if you don't want to miss the latest plot twist or fall victim to yet another spoiler, we're here to tell you all the ways you can watch EastEnders, including details of how to stream it online using services like BBC iPlayer - available on a wide range of devices.
Over the years, EastEnders has gained a reputation for being unafraid to tackle hard-hitting topics like race, unemployment, assisted dying and sexual preference in a way that resonates with people all over the world.

Save Big on TaoTronics SoundLiberty 53 Wireless Earbuds [Exclusive]

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Best Tech Deals Best Tech Deals The best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. TaoTronics SoundLiberty 53 | $28 | Amazon | Use the promo code KINJA25Q If you’re looking to invest in a pair of truly wireless headphones, the TaoTronics SoundLiberty 53 are down to just $28 with our promo code KINJAUKX. In his review, Whitson Gordon says they have “no business being as good as they are for t

Scientists: Salamander DNA Could Regenerate Human Body Parts

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For the first time, scientists have completely sequenced the genome of the axolotl, a bizarre salamander that’s capable of regenerating many of its body parts after an injury.
“Now that we have access to genomic information, we can really start to probe axolotl gene functions and learn how they are able to regenerate body parts,” said Voss.

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of coronavirus fears with fake websites and phishing schemes

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Criminals have also sent out email phishing campaigns purporting to contain coronavirus information.
The research arm of security firm Check Point has found that cybercriminals around the globe have launched phishing and other malware deployment schemes that ride on people's thirst for information about the coronavirus.

Does the Xbox Series X make gaming PCs obsolete?

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At this point, we only have broad sketches from Sony: it says the system will also have an AMD Ryzen CPU and RDNA GPU, but we don't know how similar they'll be to the Series X's hardware.
The Series X will feature an AMD Zen 2 CPU and an NVME SSD, giving it modern processing capabilities and fast storage to reduce load times.

Workplace vs. Coronavirus: ‘No One Has a Playbook for This’

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At the same time, Facebook said on Wednesday that a contractor working in the company’s Seattle offices had tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus , making it the second major tech company in the city to be affected by the outbreak.
Mr. Levin is planning to have some of his office employees work from home in the event of an outbreak.

Am I Blind or Does This $2,250 Speaker Kinda Look Like a Lamp?

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Based on the specs, the Beosound Balance has a lot of the things you’d expect from a connected speaker.
It’s hard to judge it without actually listening and testing to the thing, but Bang & Olufsen is known for making some quality speakers.

Amazon's Dropping the Price on a Number of DOSS Bluetooth Speakers, Today Only

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Best Tech Deals Best Tech Deals The best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. DOSS Bluetooth Speaker Gold Box | Amazon If you’re looking for a rugged Bluetooth speaker, Amazon’s marking down a ton of DOSS products in today’s Gold Box . Prices start at $19 and go all the way up the the DOSS SoundBox XL for $45. $20 From amazon 105 purchased by readers G/O Media may get a commission Among

The Best Oil Temperature-Testing Hack Is Still a Thermometer

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How rapidly corn reaches its popping temperature depends on the water content of the individual piece of corn (which can vary) and how long the kernel has been heating with the oil, which led me to think that this was not the most reliable hack.
The post also mentions that you can use a popcorn kernel for a similar test, claiming it will pop when the oil reaches a temp “somewhere between 325 and 350℉.”

UFC 248 live stream: how to watch Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero from anywhere

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On a bill that features not one, but two championship bouts, the undoubted big draw on Saturday's card in Las Vegas is the clash between undefeated middleweight champ Israel Adesanya and title challenger Yoel Romero - read on to find out how you can watch a UFC 248 live stream from anywhere in the world.
· Israel Adesanya (champion) vs Yoel Romero (UFC middleweight title)

'The Last of Us' TV series is coming to HBO from the creator of 'Chernobyl'

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Naughty Dog president Evan Wells and Sony's PlayStation Productions are also involved in adapting the game.
Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin (who's apparently a fan of TLoU ) will helm the the project alongside Naughty Dog's own Neil Druckmann, who'll help write and executive produce the series.

Gmail now allows you to share files from Adobe Creative Cloud

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There's also a 100MB limit to files you can save directly to your Creative Cloud account.
The plugin allows you to attach synced files, libraries or mobile creations you have stored on your Creative Cloud account as links.

The Coronavirus Outbreak Has Caused the Biggest Global Oil Demand Dip in History

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As the world’s largest importer of oil and gas, that’s sent the fossil fuel sector into a tailspin that could worsen as other nations also struggle to contain the outbreak.
IHS Markit, a London-based financial data group that hosts a major energy conference every year (which it canceled due to the outbreak), published a research alert on Thursday on how the first quarter of 2020 is treating oil.

A Smartphone With a Behemoth Battery You Could Actually Slip in a Pocket

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Yet with the Galaxy S20 Ultra lasting 14 hours and 41 minutes on our video rundown test, and the N100 sporting double the battery capacity, a much less power hungry processor, and a smaller screen, I wouldn’t be surprised if the N100 could survive three or four days of regular use before conking out.
When it comes to making phones with prodigious battery life, it’s easy to slap on a humongous battery and call it a day like Energizer did for its dummy thick P18K Pop last year.

heaveninawildflower: Botanical illustrations taken from ‘Svensk...

Music, Arts & Literature / 10h heaveninawildflower : Botanical illustrations taken from ‘Svensk Botanik’ by J. W. Palmstruch, G.J. Billberg. Published 1802 by C. Delén. New York Botanical Garden, LuEsther T. Mertz Library.


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othmeralia: Splendiferous Spines! Two beautiful spines decorate...

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othmeralia : Splendiferous Spines! Two beautiful spines decorate our copies of Traité des essais par la voie sèche; ou, Des propriétés, de la composition et de l'essai des substances métalliques et des combustibles : À l'usage des ingénieurs des mines, des exploitans et des directeurs d'usines, volumes 1 and 2. Published in 1834, the work was written by Pierre Berthier (1782-1861), a French geolo

house-of-neptune: The Garden Behind the Moon by Howard Pyle,...

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house-of-neptune : The Garden Behind the Moon by Howard Pyle, 1895 via Ghost Era Antiques

Anna Akhmatova (23 June 1889 – 5 March 1966) One of the most significant Soviet Russian poets...

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Cover detail from The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova .
Akhmatova’s work ranges from short lyric poems to intricately structured cycles, such as Requiem (1935–40), her tragic masterpiece about the Stalinist terror.

Antoine de la Mothe, sieur de Cadillac (March 5, 1658 –...

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Antoine de la Mothe, sieur de Cadillac (March 5, 1658 – October 16, 1730) Mural by Gari Melchers depicting Cadillac embracing his wife on wharf at Detroit. Ship with Madame Tonty in foreground; soldiers and fort in background. Signed in lower left corner: “Gari Melchers, 1921.” Printed on front : “Gari Melchers, N.A. Landing of Cadillac’s wife (at Detroit). Detroit Public Library.” Handwritten on

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Music, Arts & Literature / 10h heaveninawildflower : Lepidoptera taken from ‘Fr. Berge’s Schmetterlingsbuch’ by F. Berge, Hans Rebel. Published 1910 by E. Schweizerbart. Smithsonian Libraries

uwmspeccoll: Flora and Sylva These vibrant botanical...

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uwmspeccoll : Flora and Sylva These vibrant botanical illustrations are hand-colored lithographs from volume 4 of Asa Strong ’s 4-volume work The American Flora , published in New York by Green & Spencer between 1850 and 1853, with illustrations by Edwin Whitefield . The set, part of the donation of important botanical and horticultural books from Lynde Bradley Uihlein , includes nearly 200 hand-

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librarycompany : Jane Aitken was a Philadelphia printer, publisher, and bookbinder. The daughter of Robert Aitken, publisher of the first English bible to be printed in the United States (1782), Jane inherited her father’s business after his death in 1802. Jane’s imprint can be found on nearly 60 published works, including the notable 4 volume Thomson Bible, published in 1808. However, in additio

othmeralia: Women in science Hypatia of Alexandria is one of...

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othmeralia : Women in science Hypatia of Alexandria is one of the earliest recorded female mathematicians. She was born in Alexandria, Egypt in approx. 350-370 CE. She was a scholar of philosophy, mathematics and astronomy, and made great contributions to geometry, number theory and is credited with the invention of the hydrometer. She was known as the “Egyptian wise woman” and people traveled fr

Alexa can give you a free movie ticket in March

SlashGear / 10h
The folks at Atom Tickets likely enabled this promotional bit of work in order to tie users’ minds to the idea that ordering a movie ticket via Alexa (and Atom) would be the best (and most default) way to go through the future.
“Order a ticket to any movie with the Atom skill for Alexa and your ticket will be free,” wrote an Atom representative in the terms for this promo.

Apple warns staff of product shortages, but IT workers have already seen them

100+Ars Technica / 10h
Apple has re-opened all of its retail stores in China, business publication Bloomberg reports, but the company also notified its tech support workers that some products and supplies could be in short supply in the immediate future.
The company sent a memo to Genius Bar workers that replacements for damaged iPhones will be slow to arrive, taking two to four weeks in some cases.

Curiosity Stream Is the Streaming Service for Science and Tech Lovers

100+Futurism / 10h
And Curiosity Stream is a streaming service that operates along the same lines as those channels once did, with smart, entertaining, and educational programming like The Secrets of Quantum Physics, The Rise and Fall of T-Rex, Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places , and many more.
There’s a streaming service out there that’s specifically devoted to the best in educational programming, in the vein of classic Discovery Channel and TLC (before the dark times… before Honey Boo Boo).

Google Search will make mobile-first indexing the default by September

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That means site owners may see increased crawling by Google in the coming months, too, as the company will now use two different crawlers: one that identifies itself with the mobile smartphone user-agent and one that will look like the Chromium version it uses to render the desktop site.
For a while now, Google has been working on making mobile-first indexing the default behavior of its search engine.

What to Buy if You're Concerned About the Coronavirus

300+Lifehacker / 10h
Whether you’re looking to do a deep clean at home or are bracing yourself for work or school to be canceled for several days , you don’t need much to be well prepared.
And maybe you know better than to pay triple the price for a bottle of hand sanitizer online, or a box of masks you don’t even need.

The US Has a ‘Plan’ to Fight Coronavirus: You

500+Wired / 10h
“The clear issue is, we have to manage the costs of this,” says Scott Burris, director of the Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple Law School and, like Parmet, a signatory on the open letter.
“The term I’ve been using is ‘metering,’” says Wendy Parmet, director of the Center for Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University.

Sorry, Tulsi Gabbard, Google can’t violate the First Amendment

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When longshot presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard sued Google last year alleging a violation of her First Amendment rights, legal experts were scathing in their responses.
Gabbard's lawsuit claimed that Google violated her free speech rights when it blocked her from buying campaign ads for a few hours on the evening of June 28, 2019.

These reusable water bottles are easier on your budget than Yeti and Hydro Flask

36Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: Buy a colorful Simple Modern water bottle or tumbler for up to 30% off at Amazon as of March 5.
Stay hydrated with up to 30% savings on Simple Modern stainless steel water bottles and tumblers at Amazon.

Derby County vs Manchester United live stream: how to watch the FA Cup 5th round from anywhere

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We'll talk you through the best ways to watch the action in the UK and the rest of the world below, so you can ensure you can easily live stream Derby vs Man United.
How to live stream Derby vs Man United and watch the FA Cup 5th round in the UK

These Walmart PC accessory sales make working from home a little easier

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From wireless keyboard and mouse bundles to Full HD webcams and cost-effective PC speakers, Walmart's latest sales hit the full spectrum of home office needs.
With cheap keyboard and mouse combos from just $19.98 , headphones with noise-cancelling mics from $19.50 , and PC speaker deals starting at $18.84 , there's never been a better time to revamp your desk with some of the latest savings.

Even the 'optimistic' climate change forecast is catastrophic

44Mashable / 10h
Your planet has warmed up by nearly 2 degrees Fahrenheit, or just over 1 degree Celsius, since the late 1800s. We’re on track to warm Earth by around another 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit this century. Read more... More about Science , Mashable Video , Environment , Global Warming , and Climate Change

'The Batman' director Matt Reeves reveals images of the new Batmobile

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'The Batman' arrives in theaters on June 25, 2021. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Batman , Batmobile , Robert Pattinson , and The Batman

PS4 exclusive 'Ghost of Tsushima' arrives on June 26th

Ghost Tsushima PS4 June200+Engadget / 10h
Sucker Punch has announced that its samurai adventure Ghost of Tsushima will come to the PS4 on June 26th, or right at the start of summer .
Ghost of Tsushima is promising based on its historical setting and Sucker Punch's pedigree, but it could also serve as a swan song for the PS4.

The silver lining to push notification ads coming to iPhones

64Mashable / 10h
Ads in push notifications are now allowed, but the user must consent to them. Read more... More about Tech , Apple , Iphone , Mashable Video , and Notifications

Three years with Nintendo Switch

SlashGear / 10h
As someone who has owned a Switch since day one, I thought this would be a good opportunity to look at the state of the console three years out, detailing what’s great about it, what’s not so great, and ultimately whether or not the Switch is worth a purchase for someone who hasn’t taken the plunge yet.
The only time I do is when I’m reviewing a game and I need to see what it looks like in both TV and handheld modes or if I’m playing Super Smash Bros.

2021 Genesis GV80 pricing revealed: Get ready for a luxury SUV shake-up

SlashGear / 10h
The 2021 GV80 2.5T RWD Prestige is $57,050 plus destination, and throws in leather, 20-inch wheels, 3-zone climate control, heated second row seats, blind-spot and surround view monitor, and remote smart parking assist.
The Advanced trim, at $59,000 plus destination, adds leather seats, 20-inch wheels, blind spot and surround new monitor, the Lexicon audio system, and several parking assistance features.

Why the CDC botched its coronavirus testing

CDC Coronavirus Americans500+New on MIT Technology Review / 10h
Case in point: FDA rules initially prevented state and commercial labs from developing their own coronavirus diagnostic tests, even if they could develop coronavirus PCR primers on their own.
We’ve improved the process with upgrades such as higher-quality enzymes and reagents, allowing for more precise testing and making it possible to detect targets in real time even while the assay is still running.

The Cast of Alex Garland's Devs Divulge Their Character Motivations

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Along the eight-episode journey, you’ll learn more about quantum computers and meet everyone else working at the company led by Nick Offerman’s character Forest.
“Lily, at the start of the series, is in what she believes to be a very loving relationship with her boyfriend Sergei.

Power Up Faster with 40% off This Recently Released RAVPower Portable Charger [Exclusive]

Gizmodo / 10h
Best Tech Deals Best Tech Deals The best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. Charge your iPhone 11 Pro up to 50% in half an hour for 30% off, thanks to this exclusive promo code we got for this somewhat newly released 15000mAh power bank from RAVPower. Clip the onsite coupon code and enter the code KINJA25Q at checkout for $11 off the list price, bringing it down to $28. The 18W USB-C

Deal alert: Flights to Hawaii, California, New York and more just dropped to $20 one-way

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Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express ( 5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel ), Chase Sapphire Reserve , American Express® Gold Card , Citi Premier Card , Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases).
Alaska Airlines has expanded its sale , with destinations beginning at just $20 one way on short-haul flights and many other routes from $49 one-way.

Coronavirus panic could spell the end for tech conventions

300+Engadget / 10h
Big, in-person tech conferences may be a staple of the industry today, but as global internet infrastructure takes root and live streams become ubiquitous, these shows will fall by the wayside.
It's easy to imagine a coronavirus-free reality, where attendance at big conventions continues to steadily, and then exponentially, decline until organizers are forced to transition to all-digital showcases just a few years down the road.

Pete Davidson struggles hard with spicy wings on 'Hot Ones'

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Pete Davidson: decidedly not cool with spice The SNL comedian that's often making headlines was straight-up sweating by the time he got to just wing No. 3 on Hot Ones . But he was open and honest about his career, life in the spotlight, and well... what happens to famous folks after doing the extremely-hot-wing-challenge YouTube show. "I was taking a picture of the bathroom, I was like, 'I can't

U.S. to Hold Tech Firms Accountable for Spread of Child Sex Abuse Imagery

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Legislation announced on Thursday aimed at curbing the spread of online child sexual abuse imagery would take the extraordinary step of removing legal protections for tech companies that fail to police the illegal content.
Yiota Souras, general counsel of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the federally designated clearinghouse for child sexual abuse reports, which supports the bill, said the recommendations would raise the bar for tech companies.

Daily Crunch: Twitter tests ephemeral Fleets

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Twitter tries out its own version of the popular Stories format, a court orders Otto’s founder to pay a big fine to Google and electric skateboard company Boosted makes cuts.
Twitter is testing a new sharing format called “Fleets,” starting in Brazil, which will let users post ephemeral content to its social network for the first time.

Arweave’s permaweb stops coronavirus censorship, raises $8M

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“We can invest fiat dollars into developers, increasing usage of the network, thereby increasing the value of the tokens,” Williams explains.
WeiBlocked later checks back to see if the content has been censored, and then highlights them on its permaweb site you can access from a standard web browser.

Dogs Are Surprisingly Stressed and Anxious, Study Finds

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Finnish dog owners, through an online questionnaire, were asked to assess their pets according to seven anxiety-related traits: sensitivity to noise (such as fireworks or thunder), fear (namely, fear of other dogs, strangers, or new situations), fear of certain surfaces and heights (such as walking on metal grids or shiny floors or walking down stairs), inattention and impulsivity, compulsive behavior, aggression, and separation anxiety.
Research published today in Scientific Reports shows that 72.5 percent of dogs display anxiety behaviors, such as sensitivity to noise and a fear of strangers.

OnePlus IDEAS revealed: Brainstorms rewarded with event tickets

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To reward users for ideas that make their way to implementation, OnePlus said they’ll be giving away VIP Tickets to OnePlus events along with round-trip tickets and one-night accommodations for said event.
OnePlus just revealed a system with which they’ll accept ideas from their community for possible implementation in their products.

YouTube TV loses YES Network in new Sinclair deal

YouTube Sinclair Fox100+Engadget / 11h
Last month, YouTube TV said it was dropping all Fox regional sports channels because it had failed to reach an agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns the 21 channels.
But the platform will drop Fox Sports Prime Ticket and Fox Sports West, which carry games from Los Angeles-area teams.

Motorola's Moto G8 is equipped with a familiar triple-camera setup

Moto G8 Snapdragon 66538Engadget / 11h
After announcing the G8 Play and G8 Plus late last year , Motorola has finally introduced the standard Moto G8 .
Motorola claims that battery can power the phone through 40 hours of use on a single charge.

How to Deal With Coronavirus Anxiety

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“A relatively easy way to tell the difference between profitable worry and unprofitable worry is whether you can think of concrete actions to take that would alleviate your concerns,” Reeves explained.
Importantly, thinking about concrete steps to handle one’s worry is a way to turn unprofitable anxiety into anxiety that is quite useful.”

Ada Health built an AI-driven startup by moving slowly and not breaking things

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Years later, Ada is a free app, and just like the average chatbot, it asks a series of questions and employs an algorithm to make an initial health assessment.
When Ada Health was founded nine years ago, hardly anyone was talking about combining artificial intelligence and physician care — outside of a handful of futurists.

This Netgear Orbi WiFi system has Amazon Alexa built in, and it's on sale

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TL;DR: The Alexa-equipped Netgear Orbi Voice Whole Home Mesh WiFi System is on sale on Amazon for $215.11 as of March 5.
For its part, the Orbi Voice works just like your standard Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker in that it offers hands-free voice control to play music, tell you the weather, pull up the news, and manage other smart home devices.

Is It OK to Make Coronavirus Memes and Jokes?

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“I visited my daughter at Dartmouth, and in the bathroom someone had written, ‘A lot of people are dealing with anxiety, so it would be better to think twice before joking about coronavirus,’” says Paul Lewis, author of Cracking Up: American Humor in a Time of Conflict.
Since late last year, when China first alerted the world to the novel coronavirus, jokes, puns, and memes about it have been spreading even faster and wider than the virus itself.

Capital One Venture® Card Review (2020 Rewards)

300+One Mile at a Time / 11h
The Venture Card has a variety of valuable benefits, including a big welcome bonus for new members, a waived annual fee the first year, a Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check credit, and much more.
Venture miles can either be redeemed for a cent each towards the cost of a travel purchase, or can be transferred to one of Capital One’s 17 airline and hotel partners, at a ratio of up to 2:1.5.

TCL riffs on the foldable format with a pair of prototypes

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And while I’m usually not a fan of dead-end concept devices, there’s something to be said for approaching the foldable category with the same sort of caution you would use to open and close the original Galaxy Fold.
The device has three screens and two folding mechanisms.

Time for a polishing: A review of the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

The Points Guy / 11h
We used 90,000 World of Hyatt points transferred from Chase Ultimate Rewards to book my three-night stay in a base room, a Park Villa.
I really enjoyed my stay at the all-new InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort , so I was eager to see how this older Hyatt would stack up, especially considering the praise it’s garnered over the years from TPG staff and readers.

Let’s Encrypt changes course on certificate revocation

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Half an hour prior to the scheduled revocations, more than one million affected certificates had still not been renewed, and Let's Encrypt announced an additional delay to give administrators more time.
At the time of the compliance deadline—2020-03-05 03:00 UTC, or 9pm EST last night—the organization proceeded with the revocation of more than 1.7 million certificates that had already been renewed.

Google Stadia 4K streaming in web browsers and a Review Update

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Today we’re taking a peek at the newly-released 4K capabilities of Google Stadia in web browsers – and updating you on our ever-evolving review process with the service.
Not that it made one massive amount of difference for gameplay for the few games we’ve been playing in the first few weeks of service, here, but the ability to stream highest-quality gameplay on a 4k display is what Google promised, so we’re glad to see that it’s really, truly, here in full effect.

A fleet of sensor-packed balloons will hit the stratosphere this summer

100+Engadget / 11h
A preliminary fleet of Stratolites -- equipped with various sensors -- will be released over North and Central America this summer, helping scientists, meteorologists and governments to gather data that is more accurate than that of typical satellites.
Its sensor-packed balloons sit in the stratosphere , taking in data and imaging the ground.

How Alaska Airlines Is Considering Changing Its Frequent Flyer Program

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Alaska Airlines is surveying potential changes to their program, including moving to revenue-based earning and offering elite tiers starting at just 5000 qualifying miles.
The miles are worth more and the status is easier to earn (without a minimum spend requirement even) and mid-tier elites on Alaska will receive most of the privileges of mid-tier American Airlines elites even when flying American.

'Mulan' baddie Bori Khan isn't your typical one-dimensional villain

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Jason Scott Lee, who plays the villain Bori Khan in Disney’s live-action Mulan reboot, admits he’s disappointed that he doesn’t get a song.
As Bori Khan, Lee plays the warrior leader of the Rourans, out for personal revenge against the Chinese empire.

How to Prepare Now for the Complete End of the World

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“I don’t want to be teaching people how to survive and then come back to civilization,” Lynx said.
Four hours from the Seattle airport, in a valley called Methow, near a town called Twisp, Lynx Vilden was teaching people how to live in the wild, like we imagine Stone Age people did.

Frontline Ventures raises new $80M fund focused on bringing US firms to Europe

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Frontline Ventures , based in Dublin and London, has announced a new $80 million fund designed to assist U.S. tech companies expanding into Europe.
Ireland has been a crucial landing point, particularly for U.S. tech companies expanding into Europe, in part because of its low tax regime.

Ghost of Tsushima gets a release date – and it could be the last big PS4 exclusive

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Sony has finally announced a release date for upcoming open world PS4 historical adventure game Ghost of Tsushima – June 26, 2020.
With Dreams, The Last of Us 2, Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Ghost of Tsushima out of the way, this would appear to be the last major PS4 exclusive of 2020.
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iPhone 11 deals on EE are looking extremely affordable right now

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For most Apple fans looking to get their hands on a new device, the iPhone 11 looks to be the most logical option.
But where can you find the best iPhone 11 deals ?

Reddit partners and integrates with mental health service Crisis Text Line

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The company offers a mental health text line offering live, 24/7 support for people in crisis, including those considering suicide or engaging in self-harm.
Reddit, a discussion website and home to thousands of communities, announced this week a new partnership with mental health service Crisis Text Line .

Engineers Built a Drone That Echolocates Like a Bat

500+Futurism / 11h
Purdue University engineers equipped a drone with a speaker and an array of four microphones and let it loose in a series of rooms, according to research published last month in the SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry .
READ MORE: With a speaker and four microphones, drones can echolocate like bats [Purdue University]

Budgeting software startup Airbase adds $23.5M to its Series A as it posts quick growth

100+TechCrunch / 11h
This morning Airbase , a startup that sells spend and budgeting software for companies, announced a $23.5 million extension to its Series A.
Turning to revenue, Divvy’s main product is completely free (the company did recently add Divvy Capital to its product roll and will expand its services over time, it told TechCrunch in a call) and Airbase’s isn’t.

How the UN's Shady Aviation Organization Could Upend a Key Effort to Combat Climate Change

Gizmodo / 11h
Known as Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), ICAO’s plan aims to ensure any rise in emissions from 2020 levels onwards are offset elsewhere through a market that sells allowances.
Despite these pitfalls, the 2015 Paris Agreement established a new global carbon market that would allow countries to purchase offsets to help meet their climate goals.

The best home renovation show isn't on HGTV, it's on YouTube

100+Mashable / 11h
For the past 3 years, the couple have been documenting their home makeover with aesthetically pleasing videos on YouTube channel Wabi Sab - E to their modest audience of 153,000 subscribers.
For the past three years, Hannah Cook and Elliot Wajchendler have been peeling horsehair plaster off the walls and ripping down ceilings to expose the home's charming details, like an old brick fireplace and hand-hewn beams.

Nokia will announce its new phone in a James Bond trailer

Nokia 5G James Bond100+Engadget / 11h
When the latest James Bond flick, No Time to Die, hits theatres this April November , you'll likely see not-so-subtle shots of Nokia's latest slate of phones.
You'll also get the chance to see the company's first 5G phone in a commercial Nokia brand owner HMD Global plans to release on March 8th.

Your tweet could last just 24 hours with “fleets”

Twitter Fleets 24 Hours100+New on MIT Technology Review / 11h
Tap a plus icon on the story row at the top of the app, create your tweet (images, videos, and GIFs are all fair game, so long as it’s up to the standard max of 280 characters).
Once you post, the fleet hangs out for 24 hours for Twitter to see, along with the fleets of those of your followers and people you follow.

Scientists: NASA Rover Has Found Evidence of Ancient Life on Mars

13KFuturism / 11h
An international team of astrobiologists claim that organic molecules discovered by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover could be evidence of life on Mars.
READ MORE: Organic molecules discovered by Curiosity Rover consistent with early life on Mars: study [Washington State University]

Climate change made Australia’s devastating wildfires 30% more likely

Climate Change Australia200+New on MIT Technology Review / 11h
The findings: The risky conditions that allowed the fires to spread so rapidly and far were at least 30% more likely than if humans hadn’t filled the atmosphere with greenhouse gases, according to an analysis by World Weather Attribution, a research group affiliated with the University of Oxford and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute.
Detecting the climate signal: Researchers generally conduct these sorts of attribution studies by comparing high-resolution computer simulations of worlds where climate change did and didn’t occur, in this case using conditions in 1900 as a proxy.

American Airlines to keep Embraer E190s longer amid Boeing 737 MAX uncertainty

400+The Points Guy / 11h
American Airlines will fly the majority of its Embraer E190 fleet through the end of 2020 as uncertainty around when the Boeing 737 MAX will return to the skies persists.
The airline’s 24 737 MAX 8 jets have been grounded since March 2019 with no return-to-service date on the horizon, and American continues to face delays getting new Airbus A321neos.

Explore Mars with a 1.8-billion-pixel panorama from the Curiosity rover

NASA Curiosity Mars1KEngadget / 11h
NASA's Curiosity rover has sent the highest-resolution panorama of Mars ever taken back to Earth.
The panorama contains nearly 1,200 individual images taken over four days.

How to Combine Word Documents

83How-To Geek / 11h
For most people, the quickest method for combining Word documents is to manually copy and paste them into one. This isn’t the best method for merging documents—a far easier method is to insert your documents as objects instead. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Scientists Chase Snowflakes During the Warmest Winter Ever

200+Wired / 12h
“One of the main things we are investigating is why some winter storms are very snowy and some are not,” she says.
New York’s Central Park has only measured a total of 4.8 inches of snow this winter, just over a foot below the average to date, and its second least-snowy season since records began in 1868.

'The Office' writers created a hilarious tech website for a fake MP3 player in the show

100+Mashable / 12h
On the latest episode of the Office Ladies podcast , former co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey revealed that the writers set up the parody website for the fake MP3 player, which is honestly pretty impressive.
Turns out the writers of The Office — which included Mindy Kaling, BJ Novak, Paul Lieberstein, Greg Daniels, Michael Schur, and more — got so invested in Pam's fake MP3 player that they not only created an entire tech website dedicated to the Prism DuroSport, but they also reportedly made a fake review site called Medialoper and reviewed the gadget.

APA warns against linking violent video games to real-world violence

500+Ars Technica / 12h
Attributing violence to violent video gaming is not scientifically sound and draws attention away from other factors.
But while many studies and press accounts tend to use the terms "aggression" and "violence" interchangeably, the APA is clear that the current scientific literature has "not focused on lethal violence as an outcome" of video game use.

Inside the effort to turn startups into zebras, not unicorns

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The fund, which is looking to start raising money from aligned investors later this year, will be run by the co-op’s first commercial venture, Zebras Unite Capital.
Because there are fewer financial incentives for investors to fund startups that are less focused on more traditional exit routes of either selling or going public, it can be hard to attract investors.