Monday, March 09, 2020

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CDC warns public to throw away hard-boiled eggs over outbreak

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The outbreak ‘appears’ to have ended as of the safety alert’s publication, according to the CDC, but it warns that some people may still have some of these hard-boiled egg products in their fridge and that eating them could cause new cases.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning the public to throw away certain hard-boiled egg products they may have purchased in the last couple of months over a recent outbreak of Listeria .

Max von Sydow, Exorcist and Game of Thrones Legend, Has Died

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Actor Max von Sydow, known for iconic roles in Minority Report , Star Wars: The Force Awakens , Game of Thrones , and so many others,xt was 90 years old.
For genre fans, von Sydow is perhaps best known for his appearances in The Exorcist , David Lynch’s Dune , Minority Report , Flash Gordon , and as Esbern in the video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim , for which he also provided narration for its beloved reveal trailer .

Windows 10 isn’t the most vulnerable operating system – it’s actually Linux

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Looking at the figures for 2019 alone, Android was the most vulnerable piece of software with 414 reported vulnerabilities, followed by Debian Linux on 360, and Windows 10 was in third place in this case with 357.
Of course, there’s a lot more to security than the mere number of vulnerabilities which pop up in any given operating system or product.

At Least 20 VPN and Ad-Blocking Apps With 35 Million Downloads Actually Monitored Users' Phones

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At least 20 ad-blocking and virtual private network (VPN) apps owned by analytics firm Sensor Tower may have been secretly spying on users’ phones, according to a BuzzFeed News investigation on Monday.
Sensor Tower owned over 20 Android and iOS apps that marketed themselves as ad blockers and VPNs (which are are supposed to protect users from prying eyes by re-routing internet traffic to and from a device through an encrypted tunnel).

Spotify app’s new home screen puts your favorites on top

SlashGear / 19min
Almost all of them, however, let you mark certain lists or music as your go-to selections and Spotify’s new home screen for its mobile apps will let you get to those faster.
The top part of the screen has buttons for accessing your favorite content, be music or podcasts.

Netflix’s Lost in Space Has Been Renewed for One Final Season

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Netflix has announced it’s renewed Lost in Space for a third and final season, seeing the Robinson family ’s long and tiresome journey to Alpha Centauri come to an end.
Netflix also announced that it’s entered into a multi-year deal with Estrin to produce more shows for the streaming network, meaning Lost in Space isn’t the last time we’ll see him around.

Facebook's experimental Stories feature lets users cross-post to Instagram

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The social network released a tool that gives you the capability to cross-post Instagram Stories to Facebook way back in 2017.
Facebook has started testing a feature that will finally allow you to cross-post Stories to Instagram.

Nokia 5.3 leaks include “Oreo” camera bump, mid-range specs

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That design is coming to the manufacturer’s mid-range Nokia and, for better or for worse, the Nokia 5.3 going to look like some other Nokia phones before it.
The latest source of the leak , which also provided the photo of the Nokia 5.3 above, claims that the phone will run on a Snapdragon 665, neither the latest nor the greatest mid-range platform.

Doctor Who's Patrick Troughton Was Nervous as Hell About Taking Over the Lead Role

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Speaking to the Radio Times ahead of the upcoming animated rerelease of “The Faceless Ones,” one of many Patrick Troughton serials mostly missing from the BBC’s programming archives, Anneke Wills—who played incumbent companion Polly alongside Michael Craze’s Ben during the transition between the First and Second Doctors—discussed Troughton’s extreme uncertainty about finding himself as the new leading man of Doctor Who .
The tight bond between Troughton and his new co-stars didn’t always work out, however, as Wills went on to reflect.

Arlo will make two-factor authentication mandatory later this year

SlashGear / 1h
What’s changing is that it will soon become required for all Arlo accounts and the company is advising its users to enable it sooner rather than later.
To be fair, Arlo already supports what is called two-step verification for its accounts, except that it’s optional and you actually have to know it exists.

Australia sues Facebook for $529 billion. That's more than the government makes in a year.

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According to the suit filed to the Australian Federal Court on Monday, Facebook violated the privacy of approximately 311,127 Australians by disclosing their personal information to the This is Your Digital Life app between March 2014 and May 2015.
Facebook is being sued by the Australian government for allegedly violating the country's privacy laws, with requested damages potentially reaching $529 billion.

DC's Three Jokers Comic Will Revisit Batgirl and Red Hood's Most Devastating Traumas

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Three Jokers ’ plot, Johns explained in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly , was largely inspired by Killing Joke and A Death in the Family in order to illustrate how each character’s interactions with the Joker—including Batman—left them in desperate need to heal from their respective emotional trauma.
Over the years, Batgirl and the Red Hood have both worked through the trauma the Joker inflicted upon them, but in writer Geoff Johns and artist Jason Fabok’s upcoming Three Jokers , the vigilantes’ old emotional wounds are set to be re-opened as the Joker thrusts them and Batman into yet another mysterious conflict.

AnTuTu apps removed from Google Play Store over Cheetah Mobile ties

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Few of those have had the audacity to return and repeat their offenses as much as Chinese app developer Cheetah Mobile, forcing Google to purge the store off any and all apps associated with the company.
It turns out, one of those is AnTuTu, makers of popular benchmark tools for mobile devices.

Altered Carbon: Resleeved trailer serves up Takeshi Kovacs in anime form

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Following hot on the heels of Altered Carbon's second season , Netflix has released a trailer for Altered Carbon: Resleeved, an animated spin-off movie from acclaimed writer Dai Satō (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex). Looking a bit like a non-interactive video game, Altered Carbon: Resleeved sees Takeshi Kovacs assigned to protect a young Yakuza tattoo artist from killer tec

Call of Duty: Warzone to challenge battle royale rivals

100+BBC News - Technology / 2h
US game developer Activision is releasing Call of Duty: Warzone, its new battle royale game, on Tuesday.
Activision released a battle royale game in 2018, but players had to purchase Call of Duty: Black Ops for $60 (£46) to access it.

Apple changes official stance, now says it's fine to disinfect your iPhone

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Before this update, the Cupertino company had been firmly against the use of any chemical whatsoever to clean its products due to the potential degradation of the oleophobic coating – a protective layer used on touchscreen devices like the iPhone and iPad to avoid fingerprints and smudges.
Although the tech giant previously advised against the idea of using disinfectants on its devices, Apple has updated its website with instructions on how to clean its products in light of coronavirus

SXSW Lays Off a Third of Its Staff After Coronavirus Cancellation

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The layoffs hit about one-third of the full-time staff working for the music, film, TV, art, and media festival, which said in a statement last week that SXSW team was “devastated” to receive a cancellation order from Austin health officials.
The cancellation of this year’s annual South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, due to the global coronavirus pandemic has hit its organizing body hard, with dozens of employees let go on Monday.

Google Groups still exists and it's getting a redesign

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Enhanced member management—The updated Members page provides quick access to group member subscriptions and permissions.
The filtering and search will also be revamped, and they claim it will be easier than ever to start a new group.

Honda just dumped its only all-electric car in the US

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Announced back in 2017, the Clarity EV is one of a trio of green models by Honda, alongside the Clarity Fuel Cell that runs on hydrogen, and the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, which pairs an electric drivetrain with a gas engine for boosted range.
The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, meanwhile, may only have 47 miles of electric range, but its gas engine boosts that to 340 miles with both powertrains working in tandem.

Galaxy Buds+ gets a pink version in South Korea

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra20SlashGear / 3h
And so it’s not really a surprise that it has come out with a pink version of the Galaxy Buds+ , though some would probably wish it weren’t exclusive to the market.
Unfortunately, wireless earbuds are harder to skin compared to smartphones so consumers in South Korea should probably consider themselves lucky to have access to an all-new pink Galaxy Buds+.

Huawei expects major drop in phone sales due to US ban

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Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is projecting that its smartphone shipments will fall by around 20 percent this year, in its first year-on-year decline, as a result of US sanctions on its business.
Following almost a decade of rapid growth, the recent decline in Huawei's smartphone shipments comes from expected weak sales in Europe and other markets outside China.

Canon halts production of EOS 5DS and 5DS R, according to new report

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However, it seems like their time may have passed, with Canon Rumors reporting that the manufacturer is now ready to pull the plug on the production of the aging EOS 5DS line.
That said, Canon doesn't seem to be done with DSRLs yet, having launched three new bodies recently: the EOS 90D in 2019, and the EOS 1D X Mark III and EOS 850D this year.

Natasha Romanoff faces off against Taskmaster in final Black Widow trailer

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Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) goes back to her roots to take down a ruthless mercenary recruiting other young women to be combat operatives in the final trailer for Black Widow , Marvel's long-overdue standalone feature film delving into the mysterious past of the late titular Avenger.
We've already had a couple of trailers, so we know that the plot finds Natasha reuniting with her "family:" Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), Alexei Shostakov, aka Red Guardian (David Harbour), and Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz), all highly trained operatives.

Tricks and tools for better working from home

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When one of Louise Halford's staff members returned from a ski trip with flu-like symptoms, she advised him to work from home rather than risk bringing the coronavirus into the office.
"Slack is a really good way of keeping in touch with everyone when you are working remotely," he says.

Stop sneeze-shaming. It isn't even a coronavirus symptom.

500+Mashable / 4h
"As an allergy sufferer, I can't deal with the glares," one sneeze-shamed California friend told me.
You should also know what pointless panicky behavior looks like: Wearing a mask when you're not actually sick and buying up all the toilet paper .

You’ll need a clean bill of health to enter these countries

The Points Guy / 4h
Thailand , Israel, Saudi Arabia, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Italy and the Maldives have all enacted similar measures.
If you’re arriving from destinations in Iran, Italy or South Korea other than the aforementioned areas, you’ll need to provide a valid health certificate to enter the country.

Arlo will require two-step sign-ins for its smart home devices

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Arlo is following the leads of Nest and Ring in requiring tighter security for its smart home devices.
Of the three smart home security companies, only Ring's two-factor requirement is active today.

Netflix will end its Lost in Space original show with Season 3

SlashGear / 4h
Last year, an Ampere Analysis report found that 12 of 13 shows Netflix had canceled during the analyzed time period hadn’t made it past their third season.
Netflix said that it has penned a new multi-year deal with Lost in Space showrunner Estrin; he will produce new shows for the service, but additional details on that weren’t provided.

What's the Best Juicer?

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What I have collecting dust in my kitchen cabinet is a Nutribullet, not a juicer nor a blender and in some ways, I’m beginning to realize, is the worst of both worlds.
1) Your nomination should contain the name of a specific juicer, why you think it’s the best, a link where it can be purchased, and an image.

Here Are Some Amazing Korean Skincare Products Under $25

Lifehacker / 4h
I have decided to give y’all a roundup of all of my favorite Korean Beauty skincare brands and products that you can use as a guide on your journey to fabulous skin:
There are so many options, and honestly so little time, especially when you want to know what works and what doesn’t.

BMW axes plans to bring electric iX3 SUV to US

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BMW will not bring the iX3, the automaker’s first electric crossover, to the U.S., the latest automaker to shift its EV strategy to Europe and China.
BMW isn’t the only automaker to pull back plans to bring upcoming electric vehicles to the U.S. Mercedes-Benz has delayed the U.S. launch of the electric EQC SUV by a year.

Edtech startups prepare to become ‘not just a teaching tool but a necessity’

100+TechCrunch / 4h
As Stanford , Princeton , Columbia and others shutter classrooms to limit the coronavirus outbreak, college educators around the country are clambering to move their classes online. At the same time, tech companies that enable remote learning are finding a surge in usage and signups. Zoom Video Communications, a videoconferencing company, has been crushing it in the stock market , and Duolingo, a

Hyatt Has An Interesting Offer For Coronavirus Flexibility

View from the Wing / 4h
I spoke with Amy Weinberg, Senior Vice President of World of Hyatt, this afternoon and she explained what they’re doing now is offering points if you want to cancel a non-refundable booking .
They already have a cancellation waiver in place for ‘level 2 and 3 countries’ (so far China, South Korean, Iran, Italy, Japan) so that prepaid, non-refundable bookings can be cancelled for stays through the end of March.

Deal alert: Caribbean and Mexico from 8K AA miles each way (wide-open availability)

The Points Guy / 4h
In late 2018, American Airlines rolled out a new mileage discount program called Economy Web Specials which offers AAdvantage members a chance to book economy flights for as little as 5,000 miles each way.
True to experience, the award map has always shown accurate availability and there were multiple flights out of Atlanta for the weekend to any of the highlighted destinations I chose for 10,000 miles each way.

Wow: Qantas Cutting Capacity, Grounding Most A380s

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Qantas is following the global trend, and has announced that they’ll be cutting capacity significantly in light of reduced demand.
The Qantas Group has announced plans to cut international flying, as they’ll be reducing capacity by almost a quarter over the next six months.

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2021 Ford Bronco Ranger28Lifehacker / 4h
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What’s Going On With GeForce Now

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“Epic is wholeheartedly supporting NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW service with Fortnite and with Epic Games Store titles that choose to participate (including exclusives), and we’ll be improving the integration over time,” Sweeney wrote in a tweet last Friday .
Ever since it officially launched last month , game publishers have been abandoning Nvidia’s GeForce Now streaming platform in droves.

Immutouch wristband buzzes to stop you touching your face

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Luckily, a startup called Slightly Robot had already developed a wristband to stop another type of harmful touching — trichotillomania, a disorder that compels people to pull out their hair.
So over the last week, Slightly Robot redesigned their wearable as the Immutouch , a wristband that vibrates if you touch your face.

What to do if you want to cancel your cruise

The Points Guy / 4h
Between now and April 30, passengers can cancel any voyage up to 31 days prior to departure and receive a full refund in the form of a future cruise credit.
Passengers booked on any voyage departing before July 31 can cancel without penalty up until two days before departure.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Sues Creator of Nightmarish Robot Lookalike for $10 Million, and Wouldn’t You?

100+Gizmodo / 5h
The letter states that Schwarzenegger would have required, at minimum, $30 million to approve putting his face on Robo-C.
Why bring the Schwarzenegger Robo-C in particular to the toy fair if the robot could just as easily be made in the likeness of any god or man, as Promobot claims?

Huawei expects a 20% drop in phone sales, thanks to lack of Google apps

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The US export ban mainly affects Huawei's access to smartphone software —the ban blocks the company from accessing Google's Android ecosystem including the Play Store and its millions of apps, Google Play Services, and killer Google apps like Gmail, Google Maps, Chrome, YouTube, the Google Assistant, and more.
Huawei's international business makes up 40 percent of its shipments, and if it holds on to a significant chunk of this in the non-Google era, it would be one of the biggest sellers of non-Google Android devices, next to Amazon.

Fortnite FNCS Chapter 2, Season 2: Everything you need to know

SlashGear / 5h
Epic released the new details on Monday, explaining that the new Fortnite Champion Series is open to all eligible Duos player, which means players who have enabled two-factor authentication and who have reached the ‘Champion League’ in Arena mode.
Players can expect each week of the new Fortnite Champion Series to include the top players from each server region being sent to the Season Finals.

Hyatt Offering 10K Points For Canceling Non-Refundable Bookings

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For those who booked Hyatt advance purchase (non-refundable) reservations, World of Hyatt is offering 10K bonus points per reservation if you no longer wish to travel .
The idea is that it’s not practical for Hyatt to outright refund all bookings in regions that don’t have advisories, but Hyatt at least wants to offer something to those who no longer wish to travel:

New York Is Paying Inmates Less Than $1 an Hour to Make Its State-Branded Hand Sanitizer

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The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision wouldn’t tell Gizmodo whether incarcerated people will be using the hand sanitizer themselves, but a spokesperson was sure to reassure us that specially trained medical staff work at facilities across the state.
The state also confirmed that the state has hired 98 incarcerated people to bottle the hand sanitizer at the Great Meadow Correctional Facility in Comstock, New York.

Coronavirus Porn Is Almost Appealing

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Somewhat unsurprisingly, the pandemic-related offerings currently on Pornhub are pretty run-of-the-mill—a few people engaging in exaggerated sex while wearing face masks, some relatively uninspired doctor fantasy stuff.
In this series’ riveting second installment, “ COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PT2: HORNY SLUT GETS LECTURE ON CURRENT STATUS OF USA ,” the same purple-haired woman demands sex from Daddy while enduring a lecture about best practices for avoiding the virus.

Massive leak hints Apple Watch 6 may get sleep tracking, better parent controls, and more

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The Apple Watch 6 might be a laundry list of long-awaited and new features, like sleep tracking, better parent control, and improved ECG scans, according to alleged iOS 14 code leaked to 9to5Mac .
The same code leak revealed the Apple Watch 6 might get the ability to monitor blood oxygen levels, according to a separate 9to5Mac report, something the Fitbit Versa 2 is already able to do.

The Italian government just ordered the entire country to go on lockdown

57The Points Guy / 5h
The Italian civil aviation authority said , as quoted by Rome-based newspaper La Repubblica, that “all airports, including those within restricted areas, are open and operational.”
Conte was quoted by Rome-based newspaper La Repubblica as saying that “limiting public transport is not being considered” so that “people can go to work,” yet also said that people should stay home.

Days on Earth Used to Be 30 Minutes Shorter, Ancient Shell Suggests

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Like counting the rings of a stump to discern the age of a tree, scientists from the Environmental and Geochemistry Research Group at Brussels University have counted the microscopically thin layers of an extinct mollusk to calculate the length of a Late Cretaceous day.
The new paper also shows that chemical analyses can be used by scientists to “more accurately count these daily and yearly layers in fossil shells to estimate how many days are in a year in the geological past,” said de Winter.

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28Gizmodo / 5h
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Netflix will end 'Lost in Space' with a third season in 2021

500+Engadget / 5h
Netflix has renewed Lost in Space for a third and final season expected to premiere sometime in 2021.
This isn't the product of Netflix's habit of canceling shows after three seasons , thankfully.

Halo: MCC is now the best-selling game on Steam

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Following the release of the remastered Halo: Combat Evolved to PC , Halo: MCC has now climbed to the top of Steam’s bestselling games charts, according to Windows Central .
Halo: Combat Evolved for PC, which is only available as part of the MCC, comes with some flaws.

Hyatt offers 10,000 points to guests who cancel nonrefundable rates

42The Points Guy / 6h
Any guest who booked a nonrefundable, prepaid rate on or before March 8 will get 10,000 World of Hyatt points if they choose to cancel their trip.
Guests residing in Greater China, South Korea, Japan and Italy with reservations at Hyatt hotels globally.

How a meteorite destroyed one of humanity’s first settlements

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This paper points to researchers Moore and Kennett, who hypothesized that “impact-triggered climate change caused the prehistoric villagers at Abu Hureyra to transition from hunting/gathering to cultivation, indicative of earliest agriculture, one of the most significant cultural transformations in human history.”
Teresstrial suessite is rare enough that it’s more likely this mineral originated on a shattered comet, struck Abu Hureyra in a meteorite, and melted into the glass these researchers reported on the site.

How to watch The Bachelor season 24 Finale online from anywhere

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Keep reading to find out how to watch The Bachelor season 24 Finale online from anywhere in the world.
It's time to see who bachelor Pete Weber will give his final rose to - Madison Prewett or Hannah Ann Sluss?

Italy Imposes Nationwide Travel Restrictions as Death Toll Soars

4KFuturism / 6h
In a televised address today, Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte announced that coronavirus quarantine measures would be extended nationwide with travel only permitted for work or family emergencies, as the BBC reports . In the address, Conte said that the best thing was for citizens to stay at home, in large part to protect the most fragile members of society. Outside of China, Italy now has

TechCrunch Events and coronavirus

100+TechCrunch / 6h
In addition to our editorial coverage of the effects of the novel coronavirus on the business of entrepreneurship — and the ways that technology can help — we have a number of events planned for 2020, including TC Early Stage in April in San Francisco and our TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility event in May in San Jose.
We here at TechCrunch are watching the novel coronavirus situation closely, as most of you likely are.

Zapier CEO Wade Foster on scaling a remote team up to 300 employees

100+TechCrunch / 6h
I chatted with Zapier co-founder and CEO Wade Foster to find out why they decided to go remote from the start, and how the company addresses the challenges of scaling up a distributed team.
Nine years, millions of users and around 300 employees later, it’s one of the most highly valued companies to ever go through Y Combinator — and they did it all with a team that is entirely remote.

Ricoh’s new Vecnos brand will focus on 360-degree cameras

SlashGear / 6h
Ricoh is launching a subsidiary called Vecnos that will focus on 360-degree camera products, according to the company.
The brand will kick things off with a new 360-degree camera product that looks like a cross between a wand and a long, slender microphone.

Deal alert: Today only, take 50% off nonstop round-trip flights on Frontier

24The Points Guy / 6h
Score 50% off of your next nonstop round-trip Frontier Airlines flight (base fare) by booking today, March 9, 2020, before 11:59 p.m. Eastern daylight time.
Flights must be purchased at least seven days in advance to qualify for the discount.

Adorable Self-Driving Vans Are Disinfecting Roads in China

Futurism / 6h
The company’s small autonomous delivery vehicles have proven extremely useful during the virus outbreak: they’re capable of delivering medical supplies, doing food runs for overworked health workers — they can even spray disinfectant in city streets, according to CNET .
Driverless delivery vehicle startup Neolix is raking in new customers as cities in China are under full lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Passengers Fought Over Rotten Food on Quarantined Cruise Ship

3KFuturism / 6h
Thousands of passengers have had to be quarantined for weeks on end, trapped inside tight quarters on board a number of ships .
Now, it sounds like a number of quarantined passengers have — understandably — caught a bad case of cabin fever (pun intended), with food getting tight while the number of infected on board keeps rising.

Facebook’s board is its most gender-balanced yet with two new additions

200+TechCrunch / 6h
In addition to her time in the treasury, Killefer held various leadership roles at global consulting firm McKinsey & Company over 30 years and currently serves on the board of Cardinal Health.
Travis, Facebook’s other board pick, joins from Estée Lauder, where she currently serves as EVP and CFO for the cosmetics company.
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You Should Probably Cancel That Thing

100+Gizmodo / 6h
So yes, if there are large public gatherings or things coming up in your life that require you to travel in crowds, you should look into rescheduling or canceling them for the time being, especially if they’re happening in one of the states or cities where the virus has been spotted—and especially if you’re coming down with a cold (if that cold is getting worse, though, you should seek medical care).
Without having a baseline rate of cases, we can’t know whether it’s even possible to contain these local outbreaks.

Will you need a clean bill of health for your next international trip? Here’s how to get a medical certificate last minute

The Points Guy / 6h
Each country’s medical requirements differs slightly, but emergency physician Dr. Amy Faith Ho told TPG that a basic note should include the patient’s name, the date of the wellness check, and a statement verifying that the patient had no signs of detectable infection such as fever or cough, along with the doctor’s signature, name and credentials.
As of March 7, Samoa’s requirements are even more draconian : All travelers entering the country, including flight crews and Samoan passport holders who live in the country, must provide medical clearance dated within three days of the date of departure.

Former Nintendo exec Reggie Fils-Aimé joins GameStop's board

GameStop Fils-Aimé500+Engadget / 6h
The retailer has appointed three new people to its board of directors, most notably including former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé .
The recently retired exec justified the move by contending that the industry needed a "healthy and vibrant" GameStop.
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Why Expanding Highways Makes Traffic Worse

100+Gizmodo / 6h
That means governments spent billions, and the end result was Americans wasting more time frustrated on the highway, sitting in cars that spew out climate-warming and neighborhood-polluting emissions.
Right after a highway is widened, traffic does speed up, and drivers take advantage of that by “switching from other routes, driving further distances or traveling during the busiest time of the day,” the report, which looked at federal and state data on traffic and freeway growth, says.

6 Things We Loved, and 2 Things We Didn't, About Castlevania Season 3

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With the dust settling on where this new season takes hero and villain alike , we looked back on what we loved most about its latest adventures...and a few things that didn’t quite work.
As Sypha, Trevor, and Saint Germain’s battle at the priory comes to a close, what should feel like a victory (a reward for our brave adventuring heroes Belnades and Belmont!) suddenly unravels before their very eyes.

Cadillac cancels debut of all-electric Lyriq over COVID-19 concerns

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Cadillac has cancelled the upcoming debut of the Lyriq, an all-electric mid-sized SUV designed to be an entry point into luxury brand’s new EV lineup, over concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak.
GM’s luxury brand had planned to reveal the Lyriq on April 2 at an event in Los Angeles.

SaaS stocks drop over 8%, reaching bear-market territory

200+TechCrunch / 7h
Today was an awful day for the stock market , with global and domestic equities falling sharply as the world digested a collapse in oil prices, and yet another weekend of the spread of COVID-19.
However, while the tech index didn’t fare as poorly as other American indices, a critical portion of the technology market actually fell further than the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the S&P 500: SaaS and cloud stocks, as measured by the Bessemer-Nasdaq index .

Switch From Google Authenticator to a More Secure 2FA App

400+Gizmodo / 7h
Both apps, as of when we wrote this article, don’t use Android’s FLAG_SECURE setting, which prohibits other apps (and you) from taking screenshots.
According to a recent report from Nightwatch Cybersecurity , Google’s Authenticator app for Android comes with an unfixed issue that can create a big security nightmare if you have any malware or otherwise shifty apps installed on your device.

How to Help Keep People in Your Community Safe From COVID-19

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If you’ve stocked up on medical supplies like surgical masks, remember that hospitals and people with chronic illnesses need them more than you do.
In addition to those groups, people who work in jobs where they can’t often wash their hands are particularly in need of hand sanitizer.

Amid Coronavirus Fears, Startups Rethink the Virtual Conference

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Xiaoyin Qu, the cofounder of a new virtual conference startup called Run the World, says the problem with most virtual conferences is the inability to meet other people.
If the coronavirus is going to reshape the way we work, as some have hypothesized , it will also need to change how we do conferences, a trillion-dollar industry in which millions of people participate each year.

Video: Cabin Crew Tackle Passenger Who Deliberately Coughed At Them

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Video: Cabin Crew Tackle Passenger Who Deliberately Coughed At Them
Even at the current low volume of international travel to China, though, that’s backing up arriving flights by several hours in some cases.

Exclusive: Ricoh's 360 Camera Division Spins Out to Form Vecnos

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Vecnos is a new brand, spun out of the Japanese company Ricoh , which is known for its imaging products and printers as well as some of the best 360 cameras around.
However, Shu Ubukata, the brains behind 360 imaging products like the Theta Z1 , will be leaving Ricoh (along with his team) to lead Vecnos as CEO.

Quibi accused of patent infringement for its 'Turnstyle' video feature

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Eko , a New York-based company that creates interactive videos, claims Quibi used patented tech and stolen trade secrets to develop its "Turnstyle" technology, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Eko also claims that some Quibi employees stole trade secrets -- which they allegedly had access to in roles at Quibi and Snap -- to develop the Turnstyle feature .

Proposal in paradise: A review of the Stella Maris Villa at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

The Points Guy / 7h
So, if your flights arrive at Male early in the morning and then depart late at night at the end of your vacation, you may want to consider the Waldorf Astoria solely based on all the extra time you’ll have to enjoy the resort, which is, after all, the whole reason to go to the Maldives in the first place.
TPG Director of Video Tom Grahsler was part of this massive office trip to the Maldives, and I booked him a beach villa using the previously mentioned 120,000 Honors points for a one-night stay.

Wall Street’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day ends with the Dow down 2,000

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The markets endured their worst day of trading of this young year as the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 2,000 points to close at 23,850.79 — a 7.79% decline.
Hits to oil and gas companies and airplane manufacturers were always going to weigh heavily on the Dow. And now there’s an open discussion in the halls of the U.S. government about the possibility for industry bailouts .

Amazon offers no-checkout technology to other retailers

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And while Just Walk Out technology has the potential to reduce the number of people needed to staff a store, Amazon says it won't eliminate retail workers.
"We provide all the necessary technologies to enable checkout-free shopping in a retailer's store and offer retailers 24/7 support via phone and email."
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Wait, you all haven’t been wiping down your smartphones this whole time?

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Avoid getting moisture in any opening, and don’t submerge your Apple product in any cleaning agents.
Years ago, I switched from Purell bottles to hand wipes for two reasons:

When Fintech App Robinhood Goes Offline Amid a Market Plunge

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Jake Baumann, a Robinhood customer in Argyle, Texas, says he’s a big fan of the company’s accessible, no-fee trading.
Baumann says his trades weren’t affected by the outages last week, and he had been satisfied by reassurances that the company was working on the technical problems.

Apple says it's safe to clean your iPhone with disinfectant wipes

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Apple previously advised against using anything other than water to clean its products because some substances can wear down the oleophobic coating the company applies to keep its touchscreen devices looking their best.
"Using a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, you may gently wipe the hard, nonporous surfaces of your Apple product, such as the display, keyboard, or other exterior surfaces," the company says.

Apple Watch Series 6 leak tips Schooltime feature and watch face sharing

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This new capability will reportedly allow parents to manage their child’s Apple Watch from the same account and iPhone they use for their own device; parental controls will reportedly include things like setting some contacts as ‘Trusted’ and deciding what music will be available.
Assuming the leak is accurate, the Apple Watch Series 6 models will feature expanded controls for parents, enabling them to set up and manage multiple Apple Watch devices from their iPhone.

United Airlines suspends 13 routes amid coronavirus response

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The Chicago-based carrier will suspend service on 13 more routes and reduce schedules on nearly 170 more in April due to the virus-related drop in demand, according to Cirium schedule data and confirmed by United.
United Airlines grabbed headlines last week when it became the first U.S. airline to plan sweeping cuts to both its international and domestic schedules because of a drop in new bookings amid fears of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

bbrarebooks: The Booksellers opened last night in NYC! Go see...

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bbrarebooks : The Booksellers opened last night in NYC! Go see this amazing documentary film, playing @quadcinema on West 13th. @booksellersdocumentary @abaararebooks @sanctuaryrarebooks @honeyandwaxbks @rebecca.romney @rarebookbuyer @lizzyoungbookseller @thehungryear @swanngalleries @typepunchmatrix @imperialfinebook (at Quad Cinema)

FDA and FTC Warn Televangelist Jim Bakker Over Claims 'Silver Solution' Kills Coronavirus

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On Friday, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent a warning letter to televangelist Jim Bakker’s “Jim Bakker Show” for advertising a product misleadingly peddled as a coronavirus cure.
As with any disease outbreaks, COVID-19 has led to its share of hucksters ; most notably, televangelist Jim Bakker telling viewers of his online show last month that they could drink Silver Solution (colloidal silver) to cure the coronavirus.

Blister Sizzling Strips of Bell Pepper in Your Waffle Maker

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Just set your waffle maker to the hottest setting, and slice whatever peppers you like to eat into strips so they lay fairly flat.
The waffle maker’s direct heat sweetens, softens, and chars strips of pepper in about four minutes.

Latest Intel leak shows a photo of an Intel Core i5-10400 and suggests a release date

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Comparing the chip design to a 9th-Gen chip, we can see a few differences in contacts and alignment cutouts that further suggest Intel will move to a new socket for the Comet Lake-S desktop processors.
If Intel waits until the latter half of that window, it will already have been a year since AMD announced its Zen 2 family of processors, and shoppers may be included to hold off on new Intel chips until they hear what AMD has in store for Zen 3 .

US Military Loads Explosive-Sniffing Dolphins Into Cargo Plane

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But a spokesperson for the Air Force’s 60th Air Mobility Wing confirmed to military blog Task & Purpose (or should we say “ Task & Porpoise) this week that the photos are legit — and that the bottlenose dolphins are part of a crack squad trained to detect underwater explosives.
Photos emerged this week, on social media , of dolphins loaded into a military transport jet — chilling, like blocks of tofu, in shallow tubs of water.

Low-cost, lie-flat or private jet: What’s the best way to fly from New York to Miami?

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Points, miles and deals reporter Vikkie Walker would fly the middle option, with a lie-flat seat in first-class onboard American Airlines ‘ daily Boeing 767 service between JFK airport and Miami.
With that in mind, we set out to experience three different ways of flying between New York and South Florida to see if it’s really worth jetting in style, if you’re better off “roughing it” on the way down and saving your pennies for South Beach or if a perfect compromise between the two really does exist.

Call of Duty: Warzone battle royale game officially revealed

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Activision plans to launch Warzone tomorrow in early access at 8 AM PDT for Modern Warfare owners.
While previous versions of Call of Duty ‘s battle royale have been tied to mainline games, Activision is changing things up for Warzone , launching it as a free-to-play title that anyone can play.

Should we stop dating amid the coronavirus? Experts weigh in.

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Given that handshakes and kisses are being curtailed and working remotely is being encouraged , single people may wonder if they should "social distance" themselves from dates and simply stay home.
Dr. Taylor Graber , an anesthesiology resident at the San Diego with University of California San Diego, said that dating does not need to stop because of COVID-19.

Apple may expand mouse support with iPadOS 14

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It appears that Apple may bring mouse support to iPad OS 14. Apple added some compatibility for external mice as an Accessibility setting in iOS 13 , but 9to5Mac has spotted code that suggests mouse-compatibility could be the norm beginning with iOS 14 (iPadOS 14). For the most part, the expanded mouse support would bring the cursor features Mac users are familiar with to iOS. But the pointer may

How to Reduce Your Energy Bill with Minimal Cost and Sacrifice

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If you’re someone who just washes all their clothes on the cold setting because you don’t want to worry about colors running, then you’re already doing something to help cut your energy costs.
Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy , told USA Today that she recommends cleaning your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit every 30 days to keep it running efficiently.

Amazon Tells New York and New Jersey Employees to Stay Home

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Amazon has told employees in two major markets—New York and New Jersey—to stay home until at least the end of the month amid novel coronavirus fears, the company confirmed to Gizmodo on Monday.
The outbreak of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, first surged in the U.S. in Washington state, home to Amazon’s headquarters, which has 136 confirmed positive cases and 18 deaths related to the illness.

Strengthen Your WiFi With a TP-Link Range Extender

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Best Tech Deals Best Tech Deals The best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. TP-Link N300 WiFi Range Extender | $16 | Amazon No one, especially in 2020, appreciates dead spots or lagging while you’re streaming a movie with bae. The TP-Link N300 WiFi extender boosts internet coverage for up to 1000 square feet, and it’s compatible with any router, gateway, or access point. Not to mentio

Get A 20-Pack Of Fullstar Food Storage Containers For Only $28

Lifehacker / 8h
For that I have a solution — a hefty 20-pack of food storage containers .
Fullstar Food Storage Containers | $28 | Amazon

iOS 14 code reveals new Apple Watch features, including blood oxygen detection

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Among them are a new blood oxygen detection feature , further evidence of sleep tracking, a number of new Watch face-related features, and the ability for a parent to manage a child's Watch from the parent's iPhone.
By digging through leaked iOS 14 code snippets it claims to have acquired, 9to5Mac says it has uncovered a number of details about the new features and improvements coming to the Apple Watch later this year when iOS 14 and watchOS 7 ship.

Uber removing Uber Cash discounts

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Until now customers also received a discount for loading more cash into their accounts — up to 5% off depending on the amount of funds added.
Uber just announced that it is removing the promotional discount that customers receive when topping off their Uber Cash account balances.

The dollars and cents of raising VC during the coronavirus pandemic

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What’s going to change in the VC market?
The daily stream of news is terrifying, and we are going to learn even more in the coming weeks.

The latest Windows 10 update is so broken, Microsoft is advising some folks to uninstall it

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And, while Microsoft hasn't released an official fix – or even acknowledged that there's serious issues with this latest update, it has told at least one user to uninstall the update, even if it was to fix an issue with Visual Studio rather than the chronic BSODs.
The KB4535996 cumulative update for Windows 10, released by Microsoft at the end of February, promised to bring with it fixes for a number of issues affecting search functionality, printing and battery performance.

Reddit takes on Twitter with its first trending ad product

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But the new Trending Takeover ad product will allow brands to reach even more potential eyeballs, as Reddit says the Popular feed alone is used by a third of the site’s visitors daily, and the Search tab also reaches millions every day.
“With millions of searches taking place every day and over one-third of users coming to Reddit’s Popular feed daily, brands can now be part of where cultural trends are born online — Reddit,” said Shariq Rizvi, vice president of Ads Product and Engineering at Reddit, in a statement.

TV advertising didn’t die, it just moved online

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The tradition of sitting through a barrage of ads in exchange for being entertained began with radio, flourished with the arrival of television and followed the mass migration online. As the massive $35 billion in advertising revenue captured by YouTube and Instagram in the last quarter indicated, online advertising around social media, influencers and streamers already represents roughly half of

Amazon has a ton of noise-canceling earbuds and headphones on sale

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Deemed " perfect for flyers " by Mashable tech reporter Ray Wong, the fancy, foldable Sony WH-1000XM3s come equipped with an extremely powerful noise-canceling processor, a built-in Alexa virtual assistant, a hands-free calling function, and a "quick attention" touch control (located on the right ear cup) that makes it easy to switch between your tunes and the outside world.
Amazon has a ton of noise-canceling earbuds and headphones on sale

Quarantined congressman's bizarre tweet on life and death is now a meme

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"I'd rather die gloriously in battle than from a virus," Gosar tweeted, accompanying it with a dramatic image of knights at war.
In a tweet on Monday, he wrote that he'd "been thinking about life and mortality today."

Honda will discontinue its Clarity EV in 2020

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It appears that Honda will continue to produce the plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell Clarity models, at least in 2020.
It is a bit more surprising that Honda will keep the hydrogen fuel cell model.

The Photography Show is postponed until September 2020 – here's what to do next

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The Photography Show, which was due to take place at the UK's NEC between 14 - 17 March, has been postponed along with The Video Show until September 2020, due to the recent escalation of the COVID-19 virus in Europe.
Right now, the event is scheduled to take place in September 2020, when "we hope the threat of COVID-19 will have significantly reduced, will allow us to deliver the show everyone deserves,", added Jonny Sullens.

Facebook Stories tests cross-posting to its pet, Instagram

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Hopefully, that means the two apps will finally sync up the “already viewed” status of cross-posted Stories so we don’t have to watch re-runs any more, as I harped about in January .
If fully launched, the cross-posting feature could save social media managers and average users time while letting them maximize the views on the content they create.

Apple Says It's A-OK to Use Clorox Wipes on Your iPhone

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Apple has finally given users a clear answer as to whether it’s safe to use disinfectant on its products, and it turns out it’s perfectly fine to use 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipes or Clorox disinfecting wipes to clean your phone.
“Using a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, you may gently wipe the hard, nonporous surfaces of your Apple product, such as the display, keyboard, or other exterior surfaces.

Coursedog lands $4.2 million to make class scheduling smarter

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Wenig and Diao are the founders of Coursedog , a software startup that wants to create an operating system for universities to better schedule classes, professors and sections based on demand and interest.
The funding will be used to build out Coursedog’s product line on projecting course demand, the correct number of seats a school should offer per course and student success.

The risky first transatlantic flight of a Reaper drone

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General Atomics chief executive Linden Blue said: “The successful flight of the [SkyGuardian] is the culmination of the hard work and innovation of our dedicated employees, and the strong relationships that we enjoy with the RAF, the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the Royal International Air Tattoo and our U.K. industry partners.”
The Royal Air Force delayed safety warnings about the first transatlantic flight of a new Reaper aircraft in 2018, over fears that they could tip anti-drone protestors to its arrival in the U.K., according to emails seen by TechCrunch.

March Madness Live app’s best feature is no longer limited to Apple TV

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The NCAA has announced that its March Madness app, which enables basketball fans to watch their favorite games over the Internet, has released one of its best features for the Fire TV and Android TV platforms.
With this new feature, fans can watch two different games at the same time, something that was previously limited to only the Apple TV version of the streaming app.

Florida Asked All Arriving International Travelers To Self-Quarantine, Then Changed Their Minds

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Florida health officials asked all arriving international travelers to self-quarantine for 14 days before backing off of that suggestion.
Florida Asked All Arriving International Travelers To Self-Quarantine, Then Changed Their Minds

KUDOS: Delta Now Allowing Previously Booked Tickets To Be Changed Without Fees

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Delta has just announced that they’re waiving change fees for all tickets issued before March 9, 2020, for travel between March 1 and April 30, 2020 .
Well, Delta Air Lines has just become the first of the “big three” US carriers to actually do the right thing in light of the coronavirus situation.

How to Find Google's Hidden Holi Color Doodle

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Google is getting in on the festivities with a fun interactive feature that lets you pepper your search results screen with the same bright hues Holi is known for.
Google is celebrating the Hindu festival Holi with a colorful hidden feature.

AT&T Sent Me a Settlement Check for $12, But It Actually Cost Them Thousands

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My parents and I ditched our previous carrier to sign up for one of the original unlimited data plans that AT&T forced upon you if you wanted an iPhone.
I decided to switch from AT&T to another carrier—not just due to the throttling, but also because of AT&T’s refusal to add things like support for mobile hotspot functionality to my old grandfathered unlimited plan.

Ubuntu 20.04’s zsys adds ZFS snapshots to package management

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Phoronix reported this weekend that zsys is taking snapshots prior to package-management operations now, so we decided to install the latest Ubuntu 20.04 daily build and see how the new feature works.
Next month, Focal Fossa—Ubuntu's next LTS (Long Term Support) release—is due to drop, and it retains the ZFS installer while adding several new features to Ubuntu's system management with the fledgling

Reddit ads up: Brands can pay to be “trending”

SlashGear / 9h
These links purchased by brands will appear as a “Trending Takeover ad unit” in the second slot of the Trending Today module in the main Reddit Popular feed.
“Reddit is home to more than 430 million monthly active users engaging deeply within 100,000+ interest-based communities – one-third of whom visit Reddit’s Popular feed every day,” wrote a Reddit ads representative.

Apple now says you can use disinfecting wipes on iPhone screens

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Congratulations, iPhone owners: You can officially use disinfecting wipes to keep your phone free of potentially deadly viruses. There's a decent chance you were already doing that, but just in case, Apple said it's OK on Monday. Apple updated its device cleaning tutorial page with a paragraph that gives customers its blessing to use 70 percent isopropyl or Clorox wipes on their Apple devices. Pr

Florida Tells Me To Self Quarantine For 14 Days…

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The Florida Department of Health is advising all individuals who have traveled internationally to self-isolate for 14 days following their date of return to the United States.
Level 3 : Mandatory 14-day self-isolation and practice social distancing upon return to the United States.

Apple Watch may get a kids mode and sleep tracking

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Further leaks obtained by 9to5Mac show that Apple could soon introduce a way for parents to use their iPhones to set usage limitations on their kids' Watches, as well as some frequently-requested sleep tracking features.
Additionally, a new "Schooltime" setting will allow parents to limit the Apple Watches' features during certain hours.

The Only 10 Things You Need to Know Going Into Westworld Season 3

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Here are all the major questions you might have from Westworld season two, including who’s still alive, what the Maze and Door were all about, and how many damn time periods we’ve seen so far.
Once Arnold realized he’d made a mistake in creating hosts, he added a deadly program into Dolores called “Wyatt” that would trigger her into killing every host in the initial test park and himself (with the activation phrase being “these violent delights have violent ends”).

Samsung Galaxy A31 leak suggests launch imminent, and big battery on board

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That’s on par with a select few budget phones like the Moto G Power , but it’s still a large capacity that’s typically reserved for top-tier flagship devices.
This isn’t quite the 64MP main lens on the brand-new Samsung Galaxy S20 , but it’s still a huge step up from the 16MP lens on the Samsung Galaxy A30 - which it seemingly inherited from last year’s slate of flagships.

Amex Platinum Card available with a 60k bonus

The Points Guy / 9h
The Platinum Card® from American Express is one of the best premium travel rewards credit cards out there, thanks to a long list of benefits, a strong earning rate for flights and a solid welcome bonus.
But, TPG’s valuations peg the value of Amex points at two cents each due to the Amex Membership Reward’s program’s selection of transfer partners — including Avianca , Hilton , Etihad and Singapore Airlines — and the variety of redemptions they offer .

route22ny: Ostensibly a Detroit scrap metal drive according to...

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route22ny : Ostensibly a Detroit scrap metal drive according to its ebay description, this photo looks more like an auto graveyard in the early 1940s–at a time when scrap drives did indeed occur as the city’s auto makers had transitioned into manufacturers of military vehicles. As the sign implies, these old cars will be recycled into steel for the war effort. It was a time when even Hollywood st

Apple could add mouse cursor support to the iPad

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If Apple ships that new feature, it means that you’ll be able to use a Bluetooth mouse or trackpad with your iPad to move a cursor around the screen.
According to a report from 9to5mac , Apple could be working on full cursor support for the next major version of iOS and iPadOS.

Mouse cursor release leaked for iPad, iPhone

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An update to iOS leaked this week indicated the release of mouse cursor support, the likes of which have not yet existed in iOS in any form.
Per the leak, “the changes coming to the software will bring most of the cursor features your recognize from a Mac desktop experience to iOS.”

'Call of Duty: Warzone' is a free battle royale game launching tomorrow

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In plunder mode, the goal is to finish the match with the most money by searching the map for loot, taking down other players and completing in-game contracts.
At launch, the title will feature two gameplay modes -- battle royale and plunder -- and a single map called Verdansk that can support up to 150 players simultaneously.
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Why Won't the WHO Call This a Pandemic?

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Even these numbers are likely a steep underestimate, thanks to milder cases going under the radar and a woefully inadequate public health response by many countries, including the U.S. Though the U.S. has reported a little over 500 cases so far, much of the country remains unable to test many people suspected of having the coronavirus or to mass-screen people, as countries like South Korea have.
China is no longer the only hotspot, with large epidemics currently affecting South Korea, Iran, and Italy, while other countries like the U.S. are almost certainly dealing with huge numbers of hidden cases.

Spring Cleaning Is Light Work With This Heavily Discounted Roomba

Gizmodo / 10h
Best Home Deals Best Home Deals The best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily. iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum | $300 | Woot The sunflowers are in full bloom and fruits are growing on trees — that means Spring is here! Your house deserves to look just as beautiful on the inside as the plant life that surrounds it, and at $300, iRobot’s Roomba 960 vacuu

Here’s How Bad the U.S. Coronavirus Testing Crisis Really Is

500+Futurism / 10h
A New York City woman named Rachel Figueroa had a not-so-fun weekend when she took herself to urgent care with symptoms that would lead anyone with access to news that she might have contracted the COVID-19-causing SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus — you know, the one currently putting the entire planet on edge .
Figueroa, a fun Twitter follow — and the brilliant mind behind longtime NYC-inside-joke parody account @ElBloombito — went into urgent care with, well, this:

Kids quarantined in Wuhan found a brilliant way to get out of schoolwork

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The children figured out a way to shut down the app called DingTalk that was introduced so kids could get lessons and homework remotely. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Kids , Culture , Coronavirus , and Covid 19

New Study Shows Sea Turtles Eat Plastic Because It Smells Like Food

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They found that the turtles responded to the smells of biofouled plastic and turtle food in much the same way.
Studies have found that every minute, the equivalent of one dump truckload of plastic gets into the ocean, and researchers estimate every species of sea turtles in the world is full of microplastic .

Faberware's 15-Piece Knife Set Is Down To $30

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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. Faberware 15-Piece Knife Set | $31 | Amazon Are you in need of sharper knives? Well, Faberware has come through with its 15-piece set that’s down to a low $30 . It includes steak knives as well as all the basics you’d need to really get your kitchen cooking. The knives them

MSCHF’s latest stunt is to pirate video from Netflix and Hulu and Disney+ and maybe build a brand

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There are some interesting things about this particular experiment that bear some pondering, outside of the stunt-based brand building apparatus that MSCHF has set up.
The MSCHF plan of attach (yes, attach) is based on a key ideal: that one of the strongest stances any brand could have is “no matter what.”

Calmer You fills in the gaps in meditation apps for anxiety sufferers

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Begley worked for Headspace for two years, where he learned about the power of meditation apps to aid with self-development, he says.
The app, called Calmer You , offers a combination of activities, including not only guided meditation, but also journaling, cognitive behavioral therapy coursework and other health and wellness material.

Label Your Wine Bottles So You Know Who Gave Them to You

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(I am not exaggerating; her entire home is P-Touched.) She types in the name of who gave her the wine, and maybe the occasion as well, then slaps the label on the bottle.
I do not have a P-Touch machine, but I do have a roll of blue painter’s tape, and—as I type this—I realize that the two are not that different, and that I really am becoming my mother.

March Madness app streams two games side-by-side on Android TV and Fire TV

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Turner says "fan-favorite features" like close game alerts, live scores, real-time editorial content and access to radio broadcasts for all 67 games return to the March Madness app this year.
For the first time, you'll be able to watch two games at once "during certain windows" of the tournament on Amazon Fire TV and Android TV.

HireSweet helps employers find candidates that aren’t actively looking to change jobs

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Like so many other recruiting platforms, the HireSweet team started working on an assessment tool but then realized that the problem companies were facing wasn’t really assessment, it was scouring the right candidates.
HireSweet , which is part of Y Combinator’s current class of startups, is trying to help companies find exactly these candidates that are perfect for a job but not actively looking.

Apple over-the-ear headphones spotted in iOS 14 leak

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It also cited notable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has been predicting the release of Apple’s over-the-ear headphones for a couple of years and expects Apple to launch them at some point this year.
Earlier, Apple’s incoming Powerbeats 4 wireless earbuds were leaked, and now something similar has happened to the company’s long-rumored over-the-ear headphones.

Apple reveals best way to clean your iPhone: Clorox yes, bleach no

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Avoid getting moisture in any opening, and don’t submerge your Apple product in any cleaning agents.
Whenever there’s a note like this, where a product is mentioned specifically, it’s almost certainly there because Apple’s had to deal with people that’ve used bleach on their iPhone, then complained that their iPhone malfunctioned.

Intel 12th-gen CPUs could beat AMD by bringing Lakefield feature to desktop

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We may still be waiting for Intel’s 10th-gen Comet Lake-S desktop CPUs to arrive, but a new leak has detailed the chipmaker’s future Alder Lake-S platform that could see it offer a version of ARM's big.LITTLE architecture designed for the desktop.
Leaked slides courtesy of China’s PTT reveal that much like ARM's big.LITTLE, the design of Intel’s incoming CPUs, which Videocardz speculates could arrive as 12th-gen Intel Core chips for desktop, is clearly divided into two groups.

Best Buy discounts the entry MacBook Air to its best price yet

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Best Buy has a pair of good deals on the MacBook Air. You can currently get the 128GB gold model for $850 , down from its usual price of $1,100.
One thing to keep with the models Best Buy has discounted is that they all feature 8GB of RAM.

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is how America likes its hatchbacks

47Ars Technica / 10h
A couple of years ago, I called the VW Jetta a " quintessentially American Volkswagen ." I'd like to retract that old headline now, because although the Jetta was responsible for much of VW's growth in pre- dieselgate times, I was completely off-base.
If you are a car-buyer who cares about the environment, the Atlas Cross Sport probably shouldn't be on your shopping list.

Fast and Furious 9: release date, trailer, cast and everything else we know

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In May 2020, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew of multi-talented drivers/tech experts return for Fast and Furious 9, the ninth of the series – or tenth if you include Hobbs & Shaw.
But the trailer saves its biggest revelation for the end, as Han (Sung Kang) – presumed dead after his car was totalled by Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift/Fast and Furious 6 – rejoins Toretto and his crew.

Food delivery companies offer option to leave orders at your door because of coronavirus

500+Mashable / 10h
A blog post at the end of last week explained, "Customers can choose to meet their Postmate at the door, as they have before, meet curbside, or go non-contact and have deliveries left at the door." You select what you prefer through the app after ordering.
Grocery app Instacart added an official "Leave at My Door Delivery" option for all customers.

Follow These Twitter Accounts for Accurate Information on the Coronavirus

100+Lifehacker / 10h
In fact, not an hour ago, a political scientist incorrectly tweeted that the World Health Organization had “formally declared” coronavirus a pandemic.
If somebody is an expert in health related topics, but is not specifically up to date on this virus and the way it spreads, they may pass around bad information.

Vodafone's data-boosted SIM only deals are the perfect cheap option right now

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Unlimited data SIM only deals : compare the options
However, with three options currently available, offering up to 10GB of data, Vodafone will be the ideal choice for anyone who just wants one thing above all bills.

You Don't Have to Brick Your Old Sonos Devices Anymore

49Lifehacker / 10h
Sonos is finally ending its controversial “Recycle Mode” policy that forced users to manually brick their older devices in order to get 30 percent off their next Sonos purchase through the company’s Trade-Up program. The move was quietly instated last week, as noted by The Verge , and is likely in response to criticism over the program and the company’s sustainability practices. The Trade-Up prog

Disneyland Paris Worker Tests Positive For Coronavirus But No Plans to Close Park

500+Gizmodo / 10h
A maintenance worker at Disneyland Paris in France has tested positive for the new coronavirus that has sickened over 111,000 and killed at least 3,800 people globally, according to a new report from Reuters and France’s Le Parisien .
France currently has at least 1,209 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the fourth highest in the world outside of China, behind South Korea, Italy, and Japan which all have over 7,000 cases.

Amazon Will Sell Its Cashless Go Technology to Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

100+Gizmodo / 10h
Now, it looks like the trillion-dollar company is setting its sights on courting a new market: the brick-and-mortar retailers that Amazon has systematically gutted for roughly a decade .
Speaking with Reuters , the ecommerce behemoth confirmed that it would be rolling out a new product line for its cashless checkout-tech that was debuted in the various iterations of its Amazon Go retail locations .

Sequoia is giving away $21 million to a payments startup it recently funded as it walks away from deal

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Still, in a case that takes this understanding to a brow-raising extreme, Sequoia Capital has, for the first time in its history, parted ways with a newly funded company over a purported conflict of interest and, almost more shockingly, handed back its board seat, its information rights, its shares and its full investment.
The reason, Finix told employees: Sequoia concluded soon after issuing its check that Finix competes too directly with Stripe, the payments company that represents one of Sequoia’s biggest private holdings currently and that in turn counts Sequoia as its one of its biggest outside investors.

The Internet Avoided a Minor Disaster Last Week

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Once a site operator renewed a certificate, Let’s Encrypt could safely revoke the old one.
Within two minutes of confirming the bug, the Let’s Encrypt team stopped issuing any new certificates in a bid to stanch the bleeding.

This site is a pirate radio for the most popular streaming services

72Mashable / 11h
Pirating content is making a comeback (again) thanks to the streaming wars. Given the influx of streaming services created to compete with Netflix, such as Disney+, Apple TV Plus, and Peacock, people are now turning back to torrenting their favorite shows instead of paying multiple subscription fees. This is not a new phenomenon, given pirate radio in the twentieth century and sites like Napster

Google now lets you use security keys on even more devices

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To register a security key on mobile, your device will need to be running at least Android 7.0 Nougat and have Chrome 70+ installed.
macOS users will need to be running Safari 13.0.4 in order to enroll security keys from Apple's laptops and desktops.

Galaxy S20 price cut at Best Buy: save up to $850 on the S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra

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The Samsung Galaxy S20 is officially available to order, and Best Buy is offering a fantastic deal on the phone that would be hard to pass up.
The retailer is offering up to $850 in savings on the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra 5G with qualified activation and trade-in.

French Government: No, Cocaine Doesn’t Cure Coronavirus

5KFuturism / 11h
In a bizarre turn of events, the French ministry of health had to declare on Sunday that “no, cocaine does NOT protect against COVID-19,” in a post on Twitter.
The news comes after memes suggesting that cocaine is able to “kill” the coronavirus started going viral online, as Business Insider reports .

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Music, Arts & Literature / 11h
readingwoman : Reading , B.G. Gujjarappa.

heaveninawildflower: Amaryllis Pardina. Taken from ‘Flore des...

Music, Arts & Literature / 11h
heaveninawildflower : Amaryllis Pardina. Taken from ‘Flore des Serres et des Jardins l'Europe’ by L. Van Houtte, Charles Lemaire, Joseph Scheidweiler, Joseph Decaisne. Published 1867 by Gand. Images and text information courtesy Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Houses on Elm Street. View of wooden-frame houses on dirt...

Music, Arts & Literature / 11h
Houses on Elm Street. View of wooden-frame houses on dirt street. Recorded in lantern slide ledger: “D/Streets-Elm, 9th Ave.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

American & Hyatt Offering Status Fast Track Promo

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Starting today (March 9, 2020), American AAdvantage and World of Hyatt are introducing a promotion allowing eligible members of both programs to get a fast track to elite status in the partner’s program based on qualifying activity.
World of Hyatt Explorist and Globalist members “may, from time to time, be selected for the opportunity to participate in offers to earn AAdvantage elite status” (for example, last year we saw many Hyatt Globalist members get Executive Platinum status )

Why You Should Save Your Tax Refund This Year

100+Lifehacker / 11h
This year there’s another piece of financial advice to consider: whether you should save your tax refund to cover the costs of the coronavirus.
When it comes to tax refunds, the standard financial advice basically comes down to “either save your refund or use it to pay off debt.”

US coronavirus cases top 550 with 22 deaths as virus spreads to over 30 states

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Three states are particularly hard hit: Washington state, which reported the country’s first case in January ; California, which has housed hundreds of quarantined citizens repatriated from China and a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship; and New York state, largely due to an outbreak in Westchester County, a suburb of New York City.
California is reporting 114 cases , including 24 in repatriated citizens, 37 travel-related cases, and at least 14 from spread in a community.

Hyatt and American launch new fast-track offers for elite status

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This also provided targeted, fast-track offers for elite status, and at the end of the year, select Globalist members were granted American Executive Platinum status — including the Systemwide Upgrades normally provided to travelers qualifying the hard way.
On the other side of the partnership, American Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro and Platinum members will have a faster way to reach Hyatt Explorist or Globalist status by completing a set number of elite-qualifying nights at Hyatt properties in 90 days, as follows:

American Airlines And Hyatt Introduce Elite Status Challenges

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Explorists will have three months after registering to earn AAdvantage Gold status through January 2022 with $1000 Elite Qualifying Dollars and either 7000 Elite Qualifying Miles or 8 Elite Qualifying Segments.
Last year American Airlines and Hyatt announced a new partnership offering bonus points and elite status challenges .

Given Basic Income, People Kept Working and Got Healthier

2KFuturism / 11h
And according to a new report by researchers who worked on the project, participants became happier and healthier.
“A research project that included only 4,000 individuals was not an adequate solution for a province where almost two million people are living in poverty,” a government spokeperson told the CBC .

Behringer is building a free digital audio workstation

100+Engadget / 11h
Behringer -- which is well-known for its hardware-based synthesizers -- confirmed on Facebook that it will create its own DAW, which will hopefully be out sometime next year.
Granted, there are plenty of free "lite" versions of popular DAWs, but these are often limited by how many tracks they can hold, which plugins they can run and which features are included.

Uber and Lyft: Fine, We'll Pay Workers Quarantined With Coronavirus

200+Gizmodo / 11h
Uber issued a memo Friday stating that it will offer sick pay to workers who are diagnosed with the novel coronavirus or quarantined by a public health authority.
Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) last week urged gig economy titans Uber, Postmates, Lyft, Instacart, Grubhub, and DoorDash “attempt to address the potential financial hardship for your workers if they are sick or have to self-quarantine during this time.

Bizarre Discovery Reveals Chlamydia-Like Bacteria Beneath the Arctic Seafloor

100+Gizmodo / 11h
That said, the researchers weren’t able to identify any hosts within the marine sediment, nor were they able to grow any of the newly discovered Chlamydiae in their lab (it’s not easy to simulate the high-pressure, low-oxygen environment in which they were found).
The new paper, led by microbiologist Thijs Ettema from Wageningen University & Research in The Netherlands, shows that a diverse population of Chlamydiae exists in the high-pressure, low-oxygen sediments under the Arctic seafloor.

Monday's Best Deals: Cuisinart Gold Box, Roomba Vacuum, Anker Nebula Apollo, and More

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An Anker Nebula Apollo , a Cuisinart Gold Box , a Roomba Vacuum , a Tile Mate , and an Anker USB-C Charger are some of Monday’s Best Deals.
Ok look, sometimes you don’t need super-fast charging powers, but something extra compact for when you’re in a jam.

Yearly Oil Demand Is Now Projected to Drop for the First Time in a Decade Due to COVID-19

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The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) updated its oil market forecast on Monday, and it projects that global oil demand will continue in a downward pattern this year due to the virus.
In that optimistic scenario, however, the world moves quickly to contain COVID-19 and global oil demand grows by 480,000 barrels a day this year.

Here are TV and movies made by and for women, selected by women on Netflix

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Netflix's "Because She Watched” category features movies and TV shows helmed by women, made for women, and are selected by women who were inspired by them. Read more... More about Entertainment , Netflix , Mashable Video , Activism , and International Women S Day

Talkspace threatened to sue a security researcher over bug report

100+TechCrunch / 11h
A security researcher said he was forced to take down a blog post describing an apparent bug in Talkspace’s website that gave him a year’s subscription for free, after the company rejected his findings and sent the researcher a legal threat.
John Jackson said he was able to sign up to Talkspace, a popular therapy app, as if he were an employee at one of the companies whose health insurance plans covers Talkspace’s services.

The Last of Us on HBO: everything we know so far about the TV series

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So what do we know so far about The Last of Us TV show’s release date, streaming platforms, story, and cast?
No casting is confirmed, but we know the characters of Joel and Ellie will appear – as well as Marlene, Maria, and Tess

What you should know about hand sanitizer and the coronavirus

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If you're using hand sanitizer, be sure to apply it to both hands and let it dry. Read more... More about Health , Mashable Video , Hand Sanitizer , Coronavirus , and Covid 19

Sonos decides bricking old stuff isn’t a winning move after all

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Additionally, the company now says it's working on posting a new trade-in flow to its website, which will remove recycle mode from the process.
Although the company does indeed sell refurbished equipment, devices users traded in through the program were destined not to become part of that cycle.

Mortal Kombat 11 Spawn DLC dated in new trailer

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Like the other licensed fighters available in the Kombat Pack – the Joker and the Terminator – Spawn seems particularly well-suited for Mortal Kombat ‘s over-the-top brutality.
Since last summer, Mortal Kombat 11 has been filling out its first Kombat Pack, and now the folks at NetherRealm are preparing to release the pack’s final character.

SoulCycle's $2,500 home-fitness bike is almost ready for pre-order

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At the moment, the bike costs $2,500, and if you buy it, you'll have access to Variis, a streaming platform that will deliver on-demand fitness classes from SoulCycle, Pure Yoga, Equinox and others.
With an official at-home offering, SoulCycle will likely become a major competitor for Peloton.

Google’s Vint Cerf voices support for common criteria for political ad targeting

100+TechCrunch / 12h
Speaking to the U.K. parliament’s Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee today, the longtime Googler — who has been chief internet evangelist at the tech giant since 2005 — was asked about the targeting criteria it allows for political ads and whether he thinks there should be a common definition all platforms should apply.
The committee had raised the point that Google and Facebook currently apply different criteria around political ads — also asking whether advertisers could use Google’s tools to target political issue ads at a particular geographical region, such as South Bend in Northern Indiana.

As stocks continue to tumble, what’s ahead for startups?

100+TechCrunch / 12h
In honor of thinking out loud , I have a few guesses that I wanted to write down.
As always, though, I want to hear from you.

Make Extra-Tender Beans With a Little Baking Soda

300+Lifehacker / 12h
It turns out that a lot of ceramic cooking pots are slightly alkaline, and that alkalinity is what makes bean skins tender—that’s why I typically add a pinch of baking soda when I make beans.
I recently soaked some dry chickpeas overnight with an entire teaspoon of baking soda and a good amount of salt.

Pete Buttigieg to guest host 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' for reasons we can't possibly discern

200+Mashable / 12h
Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is going to guest host Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show because...
"Yeah, on Thursday, I'm going to be guest-hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live," Buttigieg said.

Why Waiting To Cancel Non-Refundable Travel Plans Improves Your Odds Of A Refund

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Generally speaking unless a state of emergency is declared where you’re traveling you aren’t going to be able to cancel fee-free.
Your airline may cancel the flight or route, in which case you’ll be entitled to a refund.

Comcast, Charter expand broadband domination as cable hits 67% market share

100+Ars Technica / 12h
The top eight traditional phone companies, which offer a mix of copper and fiber services, lost a combined 619,605 subscribers to reach a low of 33.24 million in 2019.
Led by Comcast and Charter, the cable industry increased its dominance of US home Internet in 2019, finishing the year with a 67-percent market share.

Here's why you should be using *enameled* cast iron cookware

21Mashable / 12h
This stuff can get super pricey depending on the brand (see: literally anything made by Le Creuset and Staub ), which is why we were hyped to find some of Cuisinart's enameled cast iron cookware on sale for Amazon's current Deal of the Day. There's a chicken fryer and two casserole dishes up for grabs, and depending on the color you pick out, you can score savings of up to 46%.
TL;DR: Amazon's March 9 Deal of the Day features discounts of up to 46% on select enameled cast iron cookware by Cuisinart.

Roku price cut at Walmart: deals on the Roku Ultra, Roku Stick+ and more

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Right now, you can find price cuts on Roku's best-selling streaming devices, which includes the Roku Ultra that's on sale for $79 .
That's a $20 discount and the best price we've found for the 4K streaming media player.

Australia sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica data sharing

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The Australian privacy watchdog has filed a lawsuit against Facebook over the alleged disclosure of user information to political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.
The company is accused of breaching Australian privacy law by sharing the information of 311,127 users without their permission, for the purposes of political profiling.

Hear from Rocket Lab’s Peter Beck at TechCrunch’s space show June 25 in LA

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It’s also one of the few space unicorns, backed by a who’s who of space investors, which is why we’re beyond delighted to announce that Beck will be joining us at our TC Sessions: Space event on June 25 in Los Angeles.
When it comes to the space launch revolution, Peter Beck’s Rocket Lab is by far the fastest emerging contender in that crowded field of startups.

Should You Get The Hyatt Or IHG Credit Card?

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Meanwhile, the IHG Rewards Club Premier Card offers a variety of perks , including discounted award redemptions, a free night annually, status, and more:
There’s lots of value to having hotel credit cards , including elite status and in some cases free night certificates .

Google is making it easier to develop quantum machine-learning apps

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The news: Google is releasing free open-source software that will make it easier to build quantum machine learning applications.
TensorFlow Quantum is set to do the same for quantum machine learning.

Spotify's new home screen helps you get back to favorites

100+Engadget / 12h
It's also an acknowledgment that many people have playlists they return to as a matter of habit -- you're probably not checking out new albums during your workout.
The music service is rolling out a "refreshed" mobile home screen for Android and iOS that makes it easier to return to favorites.

Should You Get The Hyatt Or IHG Credit Card?

One Mile at a Time / 12h
Meanwhile, the IHG Rewards Club Premier Card offers a variety of perks , including discounted award redemptions, a free night annually, status, and more:
There’s lots of value to having hotel credit cards , including elite status and in some cases free night certificates .

Report: iPhones are a bad investment, Android phones doubly so

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Averages in this data set suggest that the average Android flagship phone loses as much value in a single year as an iPhone loses in two!
The average loss of trade-in value for an Android flagship phone, according to this same report, was over 45% per year.

Fake coronavirus cures targeted by feds as infections rise

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“The task force has already worked with major retailers and online marketplaces to remove more than three dozen listings of fraudulent COVID-19 products,” the FDA said today.
The US Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission confirmed today that seven companies have been warned about their health fraud products, which the two agencies say could end up contributing to the greater spread of coronavirus and even more fatalities.

Planes, buses, trains and cars: The best ways to travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco

The Points Guy / 12h
Flixbus offers bus service between Los Angeles and San Francisco seven days a week.
Air travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco makes for one of the busiest flight routes in the United States, according to Airfarewatchdog.

Apple Watch 6 Could Reportedly Get Support for Blood Oxygen Monitoring

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Now for the upcoming Apple Watch 6, it appears Apple is working on adding support for blood oxygen monitoring.
Adding blood oxygen monitoring to the Apple Watch could make taking a reading as easy as glancing at your wrist.

DJI's Osmo Pocket gimbal camera drops to $279 at Amazon

100+Engadget / 12h
Now might be a good time to buy if you're eager to record super-stable video for your vlog. Amazon is selling DJI's Osmo Pocket gimbal camera for $279 with a 32GB microSD card included -- a steep drop from the $399 you'd officially pay for just the camera, and still a bargain over the usual discounts. That makes it a far more tempting prospect whether you want to record 4K, 60FPS video with the O

How to Manage Your Disney+ Watchlist

43How-To Geek / 12h
Having a singular place to keep all the shows and movies you want to watch is important, and Disney+ has made it easy to maintain and manage that watchlist. Adding and removing shows is easy, as long as you know what to do. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

What the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip can tell us about the Galaxy Fold 2

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We’re still expecting a Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 though, with a similar form factor to the original but with a collection of improvements and new features to make it a high-flying top-end foldable phone .
One of the touted features of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip was the Flex Mode, which allows you to half fold the device to a right angle, place it down on a surface, and interact with some apps and functions in different ways.