Wednesday, May 13, 2020

TPS Consulting Daily Wednesday Evening Edition


American Airlines Will Bring Parked Embraer Regional Jets Back Into Service By June 3

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According to the Senior Vice President of Air Operations at the American Airlines wholly-owned regional carrier Envoy Air, "all of the E-175s and E-145s that we parked as a result of COVID-19 [are expected to be] returned to service by June 3." In addition all of the 20 Embraer 175 regional jets that had been operated by Compass are being brought into the Envoy Air fleet "over the next few months

Social media group admins liable for illegal sales of alcohol, cigarettes

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Food apps in Chicago will soon show the premium you pay for delivery

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In a first-of-its-kind policy change , the City of Chicago will require companies like DoorDash to disclose to customers how much restaurants pay when they order food using a delivery app. If you live in the city, you’ll see an itemized breakdown that lists how much the restaurant you ordered from paid to the company that delivered your food, as well as the menu price of each dish and beverage, t

Chill out and watch your fave TV series on a Hisense 65-inch smart TV and save AU$319

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It’s almost the weekend (thank goodness) and we think this calls for a couple of days spent binge watching your favourite Netflix series . If you want to take your viewing experience to the next level, you can grab the Hisense 65-inch Series 6 UHD smart TV and save a cool AU$319. The 65R6 is part of Hisense’s Series 6 UHD smart TV range that packs a glamorous 4K resolution picture that is sure to

Galaxy A21s to follow on the heels of the last month’s Galaxy A21

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You’d be forgiven if you’re unable to keep up with Samsung’s phones below its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines. Contrary to its previous goal of streamlining its branding, Samsung has instead flooded the market with almost indistinguishable model after indistinguishable model. Case in point is the Galaxy A21s that has started to pick up steam in the rumor mill, … Continue reading

Kia's future EVs will sport extra-fast 800V charging

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Super-speedy 800V charging won’t just be reserved for luxury EVs in the near future. As part of a roadmap outlining its next wave of electrification, Kia has revealed (via Autoblog ) that some of its upcoming EVs will boast an 800V charging capacity — and not just in the high-end models . Instead, the architecture will be put into play when it “most closely matches” the usage expected from a give

eero mesh Wi-Fi is now available on the Apple Store

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It’s no small thing to become part of Apple’s online store. Like with its digital app stores, Apple carefully curates what it puts on its device catalog, approving only those that meet its very stringent requirements. It’s no surprise then, that mesh Wi-Fi system maker eero is wearing like a badge the fact that it is now available for purchase … Continue reading

This is surely the cheapest way to learn a new language from home

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Language teaching company Rosetta Stone has just made it a whole lot cheaper to learn a brand new language from home - and what better way to spend your time in lockdown? The company has many different language courses to choose from, including Spanish, French and German, but also a number of slightly less traditional options such as Filipino, Hebrew and Persian. The 10-minute lessons are founded

Intel 10th-gen vPro now available for business customers

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We mostly cover consumer technology and products here because those are the things that are most accessible to people. That, however, doesn’t discount the innovation and progress that happens in the enterprise and businesses which, more often than not, are what keeps the world churning behind the scenes. In fact, Intel might argue that those businesses may be more profitable … Continue reading

Razer is deploying free mask vending machines in Singapore

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Razer is most well-known for its rainbow-hued gaming accessories, but the coronavirus pandemic has recently turned its attention to less fun, but more vital accoutrements. The company announced on Tuesday that it will distribute approximately five million free surgical masks to every Singaporean resident aged 16 and up, with more made available for purchase. The population of Singapore is 5.7 mil

Apple starts selling Amazon's Eero mesh routers

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Technology updates can sometimes make for strange bedfellows, and Apple is providing proof. The tech giant has started selling Eero mesh WiFi routers through its website , starting at $100 for a lone router and $250 for the three-pack you’l likely want to cover a whole home. Yes, that’s right — it’s Apple selling an Amazon product instead of the other way around. As you might guess, this stems fr

Pixel 4a benchmarks hint it could save the day yet again

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It seems that history will be repeating itself this year. There have already been murmurs about how the Pixel 4’s lackluster reception and sales are causing trouble inside Google. That may be a bit of a deja vu when the Pixel 3 duo also did so poorly last year. The Pixel’s reputation was salvaged when it launched the Pixel 3a … Continue reading

Honda brings Android Auto to Gold Wing motorcycles

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Honda was the first to bring Apple CarPlay to motorcycles in 2017, but it has left Android-toting fans hanging ever since. Now, though, you won’t have to be picky about the phone you carry when you cruise. The company has revealed that its current-generation Gold Wing bikes (that is, ones after 2018) will get Android Auto support in the middle of June. It won’t be a fundamental break from the fam

Don't Worry, All Your Favorites Are Coming Back for the New Mission: Impossible Sequels

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Did you really think Christopher McQuarrie was going to make two more Mission: Impossible movies and not bring back Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, and Vanessa Kirby? Well, confirming everyone’s assumptions, on a new podcast the writer and director of the last two Mission movies said all three actors will in fact be… Read more...

Amazon's proposed federal anti-price gouging law (surprise!) protects Amazon

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Amazon is worried about its customers getting ripped off — well, that and being held legally responsible for it. The ecommerce giant published a plea Wednesday for lawmakers to finally do something about the very real problem of price gouging during a disaster. Specifically, Amazon's vice president of public policy, Brian Huseman, asked for federal legislation that we're sure only coincidentally

Airport Re-Opening Plan Includes Passing Through A Sterilization Booth

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A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

Coronavirus: Uber and Addison Lee to install protective screens

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Addison Lee and Uber are installing partitions and providing taxi drivers with protective gear.

These Are the Sex Toys for Men That Don't (Or Maybe Do) Suck

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At the best of times, sex toys designed for men can be a little awkward . At the worst of times ... well, it’s best not to speak of it . If all you’ve ever heard about male toys is horror stories about Fleshlights, though, there are better options out there. Do yourself a favor and try out these toys that are worth… Read more...

More evidence of AMD Ryzen 4000 APU with 8 cores surfaces

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It seems that leakers just can’t get enough of this whole Renoir desktop APU business. This time a whole lineup of AMD Ryzen 4000 APUs have been spotted. Igor Wallosek of Igor's Lab has just published AMD’s “Renoir” APU portfolio, listing quite a few Ryzen APUs. More importantly, the list, which he obtained from an unnamed source, also contains quite a lot of very specific information regarding t

France to Platforms: Remove Terrorism and Pedophilia-Related Content in One Hour or Else

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The nation of France has approved a new law that will force tech giants to delete terrorism and pedophilia-related content from sites in as little as an hour or be exposed to fines that could total up to four percent of global revenue, Reuters reported on Wednesday. Read more...

Chrome’s latest feature lets users create custom tab groups

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Google has announced a new Chrome feature that is currently in beta, one similar to a recently launched feature on the Opera browser. Going forward, Chrome users will be able to better organize their open tabs by separating them into their own groups, each of which can be color-coded and given a custom name. Google says the new feature is … Continue reading

UK’s ANNA raises $21M for its SMB-focused business account and tax app

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Small and medium businesses and sole-traders account for the vast majority of businesses globally, 99.9% of all enterprises in the U.K. alone . And while the existence of millions of separate companies, with their individual demands, speaks of a fragmented market, together they still represent a lot of opportunity. Today, a U.K. fintech startup looking to capitalise on that is announcing a round

Anyfin raises $30M Series B to let consumers refinance their existing loans

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Anyfin , the Stockholm-based startup that enables consumers to refinance their existing loans, has raised $30 million in funding. Leading the Series B round is EQT Ventures, with participation from existing investors Accel, Northzone and Rocket Internet’s Global Founders Capital (GFC). Anyfin says it will use the investment to “drive product innovation,” launch additional offerings and scale into

Amazon Fire TV gets new Free section to help users find more content

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On Tuesday, Amazon announced that it is adding a ‘Free’ section to the top bar on the Fire TV interface, making it easy for users to find free content from a variety of sources. The content featured in the new menu is curated, according to Amazon, which says that users will find a mixture of movies, TV shows, news, and … Continue reading

This free AI code-completion tool now works with JavaScript as well as Python

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Writing code by hand can be difficult but thankfully the AI coding assistant Kite is here to help and the startup has recently expanded its service to also include JavaScript in addition to Python. The company's code completion tool has supported Python for the last six years and is able to predict the next several code elements that developers are likely to type in a similar way to Google's Smar

Slack's revamped mobile app puts key features within easy reach

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Slack is following up its desktop app redesign with a similar overhaul for the mobile crowd. The company is rolling out updates for Android and iOS that remove some of the clutter and make it easier to reach the features you’re more likely to use when away from your computer. Instead of wading through side menus, there’s a Home screen with tabs to quickly access your DMs, mentions and personal fe

The UK’s Contact Tracing App Breaks the UK’s Own Privacy Laws (and Is Just Plain Broken)

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Whether you love them or hate them (or think they won’t work ), authorities around the world have universally embraced the concept of contact tracing tech in order to curb the coronavirus’s spread. In practice, however, these apps have fallen short of a lot of our expectations, with many turning out to be more invasive … Read more...

Leadership Shakeup at Google Could Threaten One of the Pixel's Greatest Strengths

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Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh once said he hoped Google would be “selling products in high volumes in five years.” That was three years ago. After disappointing sales of the Pixel 4 and a recent shakeup within the Pixel team’s management, Google’s aspirations to become a major player in the hardware space may… Read more...

Loud talking could leave coronavirus in the air for up to 14 minutes

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The news: Thousands of droplets from the mouths of people who are talking loudly can stay in the air for between eight and 14 minutes before disappearing, according to a new study. The research, conducted by a team with the US National Institutes of Health and published in PNAS Wednesday , could have significant impact on our understanding of covid-19 transmission. What’s the point: Respiratory v

Tesla employees who don’t return to work could lose unemployment benefits

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Furloughed Tesla employees who are called back to work could lose unemployment benefits if they choose to stay at home due to COVID-19 concerns, the company’s head of human resources Valerie Workman wrote in an email sent to workers Wednesday. The internal email, which was viewed by TechCrunch, suggested that the loss of benefits was up to the state and that Tesla wasn’t penalizing employees for

Houseparty expands beyond video chat with co-watching of live events

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Houseparty , the video chat app that’s seen a surge of growth during quarantine, is preparing to expand its service in a new direction: co-watching live video with friends. The company on Friday will launch its first experiential event series called In the House , which will feature more than 40 celebrities who will dance, talk, cook, sing, workout and more over the course of three days. Viewers

Meet the new “Astrovan” for Crew Dragon—a Tesla Model X

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Meet the new Astrovan, with Launch Complex 39A in the background. [credit: Jim Bridenstine/NASA ] On Wednesday, with just two weeks to go before the much-anticipated launch of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, NASA revealed that astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will ride to the launch pad in a stylized Tesla Model X. "Here’s some @Tesla news that everyone should love," NASA Administrator Jim

Doctor Who's Big New Event Is All About Cheating Death (and That Assholish Tenth Doctor)

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Remember that hot five minutes the Tenth Doctor was like “I’m the last of the Time Lords, I can do whatever the damn hell I want ” before everything went bad for him and he went “ oh crap ctrl+z ctrl+z!!! ”? Well, looks like he’s back. And this time he’s trying to stop literal dispensers of death? Read more...

The 2022 Golf GTI will have a much smarter brain for more driving fun

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The Mk8 Volkswagen Golf GTI is a subtle evolution of the current Mk7 GTI. It will go on sale in the US toward the end of 2021. [credit: Volkswagen ] Now that COVID-19 has put paid to traveling anywhere for all but the most essential reasons, driving impressions of Volkswagen's new Golf GTI will remain an indeterminate while away. But VW's engineers and designers are just as capable of conducting

How to create the best at-home videoconferencing setup, for every budget

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Your life probably involves a lot more videoconferencing now than it did a few weeks ago – even if it already did involve a lot. That’s not likely going to change anytime soon, so why not make the most of it? The average MacBook webcam can technically get the job done, but it’s far from impressive. There are a number of ways to up your game, however – by spending either just a little or a whole l

HBO Max is turning Stephen King’s Throttle into an original movie

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WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service HBO Max is working on an adaption of Throttle, a novella from the father-son writing duo Stephen King and Joe Hill. This won’t be the first time either author has had their works adapted for television, though it will be the first of its kind on HBO Max. Work on the project is said to be … Continue reading

These Are the Sex Toys for Men That Don't (Or Maybe Do) Suck

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At the best of times, sex toys designed for men can be a little awkward . At the worst of times ... well, it’s best not to speak of it . If all you’ve ever heard about male toys is horror stories about Fleshlights, though, there are better options out there. Do yourself a favor and try out these toys that are worth… Read more...

New algorithm discovers hundreds of Android 'creepware' apps

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Academic researchers from New York University, Cornell Tech, and NortonLifeLock have discovered hundreds of so-called creepware apps available on the Android Play Store, which Google has since removed. As ZDNet reports , creepware refers to any app that is able to "stalk, harass, defraud, or threaten another person, directly or indirectly," but isn't fully-featured enough to class as spyware . In

Google Chromecast Ultra 2 release date, price, news and rumors

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Expectations are high for the Google Chromecast Ultra 2, the rumored 2nd Generation 4K streaming device from Google that follows in the footsteps of the amazing Chromecast Ultra . If the rumors are true, the Chromecast Ultra 2 could offer two things we’ve never seen on any Chromecast product before – Android TV and a fully functional remote control. You see, while Chromecast has always been the b

Reports of mass graves as Latin America becomes new pandemic epicenter

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Enlarge / Nursing professionals light candles to honor the 84 nurse victims of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country amidst the coronavirus pandemic on May 12, 2020 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (credit: Getty | Miguel Schincariol ) As deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic begin to plateau and slowly decline in some parts of Europe and the United States, the devastation is reaching a fever pitch in Latin Ame

Renting a car under 25? Here’s how to save money

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Editor’s note: At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing. Before booking that next trip, we recommend you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions. TPG is continuing to publish deals, reviews and general trav

This Hyper-Realistic Game Engine Looks Almost Like Real Life

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Software developer Epic Games, the company behind “Fortnite,” just released the first look at Unreal Engine 5, the next generation of its popular game engine — and it looks genuinely spectacular. Epic Games’ flashy new demo, “Lumen in the Land of Nanite,” runs in real-time on a PlayStation 5 and looks extraordinarily impressive. The company claims it could “achieve photorealism on par with movie

NASA-funded studies investigate the pandemic’s impact on Earth

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NASA has announced that it is funding four big research projects that will look into the effects of the coronavirus on everything from the economy to air pollution, shedding light on the changes spurred by a lack of typical human activity. NASA describes these studies as being ‘rapid-turnaround,’ ones that will be supported through the space agency’s Rapid Response and … Continue reading

Senate votes down ban on spying on internet history without a warrant

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A heartbreaker of a vote just went down in the U.S. Senate with disturbing implications for online privacy. On Wednesday, the Senate failed to pass an amendment to parts of the Patriot Act that would explicitly prevent law enforcement from using it to justify collecting individuals' internet browser and search history without a warrant. The failure of the amendment means your searches and the URL

Chrome’s newest feature could fix one of its biggest problems

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Wrangling your numerous Google Chrome tabs is about to get a little easier. Google announced Wednesday that the next version of Chrome will let users group open tabs together with custom name tags and even colors. The feature, which is currently live in the most recent Chrome beta build, will start rolling out next week when the latest version of Chrome launches. Once the update hits, users will

Are Google's New Nest Aware Plans Worth the Extra Cost?

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The Google-owned home security company Nest updated its Nest Aware service with an all-new pricing model and some new features . Read more...

Hundreds of goats escaped and stormed the streets of San Jose

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Who let the dogs out? More like, who let the goats out? The question may sound ridiculous to most people, but not to residents of East San Jose, California. On Tuesday evening, a giant stamped of nearly 200 goats made its way through the streets after they broke the boards of an electric fence and escaped goat quarantine. As NBC News reports, Twitter user Zach Roelands shared footage of the goat

5 Things That Could Be Making the Spooky Sounds in My House

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Like many people, I live in an apartment. I don’t really know how old my building is, but it must be kind of old: it has a dark and dirty basement, the ceiling has cracks in it, and there are a few exposed metal pipes. As you can probably imagine, my old apartment makes a lot of really spooky noises. Read more...

Use These Extensions to Trick Out Google Meet

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Google Meet is now free for everyone to use. The search giant has finished its rollout, and anyone with an email address—a Gmail address, that is—can use it to hold free video chats. Meet isn’t as fully-featured as other video chat apps, but a few useful browser extensions can add in much-needed functionality. Oh, and… Read more...

MacBook deal: the 13-inch MacBook Pro gets a $300 price cut

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Thanks to the recent release of the 2020 MacBook Pro, you can now find fantastic deals on older models. For a limited time, you can get the 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro on sale for $1,199.99 . That's a $300 discount and a fantastic price for the 256GB laptop. The 2019 MacBook Pro features a 13.3-inch Retina display and packs an 8th Generation Intel Quad-Core processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storag

HyperX's Alloy Origins Mechahical Keyboard Has ALL the RGB, Now $20 Off

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Facebook Avatars released for some users: Will digital clothing sales come next?

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Facebook has a bitmoji-like system ready to roll in the USA starting today called Facebook Avatars. They’ll be delivering this system via Facebook in Messenger and in the Messenger app and webpage. If you’re using Messenger anywhere, right now, you’ll likely have access now or very soon. If this system is everything we’ve been told so far, there’s little reason … Continue reading

Business VPN usage likely to remain high even as the pandemic subsides

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As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses around the world have quickly had to adapt to working remotely in order to continue operating. However, this transition to remote working has also led to a massive surge in business VPN use according to new research from OpenVPN . The May 2020 OpenVPN study surveyed workers from 300 different companies across a variety of industries including te

Making Your Own Sour Cream Is Extremely Worthwhile

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I do not DIY without a reason. If I’m going to make my own version of a commercially available product, it either needs to taste better than its store-bought counterpart, cost me fewer dollars, or align with my particular brand of laziness. This is why I don’t make my own ketchup—it’s time consuming, not much cheaper… Read more...

This iconic beach destination just banned cruise ship arrivals until 2022

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Don’t expect to cruise to the Seychelles anytime soon. The sun-kissed beach destination in the Indian Ocean has banned cruise ships from visiting until 2022, citing fears of another wave of coronavirus cases, according to the Seychelles Nation , the archipelago’s main newspaper. The news outlet says the Seychelles minister for tourism, Didier Dogley, announced the ban this week as part of measure

Evidence Mounts for Gigantic Water Plumes on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

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While studying Europa’s magnetic field in 2000, NASA’s Galileo spacecraft inadvertently collected evidence of watery plumes shooting out from the moon’s icy surface, according to new research. Read more...

'A Bug's Life' fleshlight is here to ruin your childhood memories

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If you're feeling particularly nostalgic about the '90s and in the mood to tarnish your precious childhood memories, the Bug's Life fleshlight is here for you. In the Pixar movie, Heimlich is a chunky caterpillar who aspires to be a butterfly. His ribbed exterior, plump lips, and unfortunate bodily proportions make him looks, well, fleshlight-shaped. Inspired by the memes , Austin-based artist Ma

3 best practices that will maximize the value of your online events

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Jonathan Greechan Contributor Jonathan Greechan is co-founder of the world's largest pre-seed accelerator, Founder Institute , has run over 100 webinars including 100,000+ live attendees, and is one of Meetup's most active organizers. Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting calendars — along with travel budgets and marketing plans — by canceling events ranging to major league sports

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Made a Climate Task Force—Here's What Its Priorities Should Be

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Joe Biden has a lot of work to do to win over progressives as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, especially when it comes to the climate crisis. On Wednesday, his campaign announced the names on a series of task force put together with his top primary rival, Senator Bernie Sanders. Those names are… Read more...

How to Start Roller Skating Without Breaking Anything

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At first, I was surprised to find I’m not the only person who has been roller skating in quarantine. My daughter found an old pair of toy plastic skates that still fit her (just barely) and dug out the skates I used to play derby in, years ago. We put on some Disney tunes and skated around the garage. Read more...

Facebook Will Pay Mods $52M For Trauma From Gore, Sexual Abuse

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Pay Up Facebook just agreed to settle with its content moderators, who filed a class-action lawsuit after being forced to watch extremely graphic media under abject working conditions . Moderators, who were contractors for the company Cognizant rather than Facebook staffers, were tasked with rapidly flagging and removing the absolute worst content users uploaded. A typical day could mean exposure

Megan Rapinoe wants your Zoom calls to be about changing the world

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If you're stumped on how to spend your next family Zoom call, Megan Rapinoe has a provocative idea: start a conversation about how you'd like to change the status quo. This is harder ice to break than, say, launching into a round of Mad Libs or sports trivia, but Rapinoe is offering both a suggestion and a solution. The World Cup champion and three of her current and former teammates — Christen P

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath trailer shows off brutal RoboCop gameplay

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Last week, NetherRealm Studios announced Aftermath, a new expansion for Mortal Kombat 11 that continues the game’s timeline-jumping story. Aftermath will introduce a few new characters to the game, namely Sheeva, Fujin, and RoboCop, and today we’re getting to see all three of them in action in a particularly brutal gameplay trailer. Those with weak stomachs might want to skip … Continue reading

Google Pixel’s camera lead quits after the failure of the Pixel 4

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The Pixel 4 XL. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] A report from The Information (subscription required) details a big shakeup at Google's Pixel team, lead by former Motorola executive Rick Osterloh. Following the poor reception of the Pixel 4 and "rare internal criticism" of the phone, two top executives left the Pixel team. Pixel general manager Mario Queiroz and "the mastermind behind Google's Pixel camera

Turn your analog camera digital with this device — Future Blink

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I'm Back 35 attaches to the back of your camera and adds a digital sensor that allows your analog camera to take digital photos. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Camera , Future Blink , and Vintage Photos

It Pains Me to Report This Hot Dog Toaster Is a Piece of Shit

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God, I love hot dogs. My parents used to reward me with the cheap and oh-so-delicious hot dogs from Costco for making it through a Sunday afternoon shopping session, so that’s probably why I love them so much. The reward center of my brain lights up every time I see or smell them. So when I came across a hot dog… Read more...

Get $15 off This 4TB Seagate Backup Drive and Keep All Your Files Safe

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This workout device is like a portable home gym — Future Blink

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The OYO Nova Gym weights only 2.5 lbs and uses "Superflex technology" that replaces weights with resistance. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Workout , Future Blink , and Home Gym

Here’s how your Uber ride will change, starting May 18

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Uber is rolling out a series of changes to its ride-hailing and on-demand food delivery apps, beginning Monday, as cities and states lift stay-at-home orders prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes, which includes an online checklist for all users, limits on the number of passengers in vehicles and a face mask verification feature for drivers , aims to stop the spread of COVID-19, the comp

New York City caps fees for food delivery apps

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America's biggest city joins others in tightening rules on delivery apps after restaurant complaints.

How to Get a Visa

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International travel involves a lot of moving parts:from getting a passport and booking your itinerary to budgeting your trip and learning the basics of the language and local customs. An additional component you may need to figure out is whether or not you need a visa. Thankfully, the United States has visa-free… Read more...

American Airlines Failed To Pay A Lot Of Its Flight Attendants, Shorted Hours Or Delivered $0 Checks

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At American Airlines some of the required hours didn't get paid during the mid-May pay cycle, and in fact many flight attendants whose scheduled flights were all cancelled received $0 checks. Others who got some pay appear to be missing hours. Many American Airlines employees will have to wait to get paid because the airline's pay systems weren't programmed to handle the way they're currently pay

NASA backs studies on environmental effects of COVID-19 lockdowns

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You’ve probably heard stories of skies and water clearing up while most people stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but how much have things improved, really? Scientists are about to rely on NASA technology to find out. The space agency is funding four research projects that will rely on satellites and various data resources to understand how pandemic lockdowns have affected pollution world

Senate narrowly rejects plan to require a warrant for Americans’ browsing data

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Senators have narrowly rejected a bipartisan amendment that would have required the government first obtain a warrant before accessing Americans’ web browsing data. The amendment brought by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Steve Daines (R-MT) — just seven lines in length — would have forced the government to first establish probable cause — or reasonable suspicion of a crime — to obtain the warrant. Th

Foldable dream iPhone is too wild for reality: Here’s why

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A foldable display iPhone concept was revealed by iOS Beta News in a video called “iPhone Flip” here in May 2020, and it looks fantastic. It’s novel, it’d be surprising and delightful if Apple ever really did reveal such a thing as a real product. But a foldable display on an iPhone – with another display on its back – … Continue reading

Uber details new COVID-19 rules: What riders need to know

SlashGear / 8h
Days after competitor Lyft made a similar announcement, ride-hailing company Uber has detailed the requirements it is about to implement for riders, ones that will remain in effect during the coronavirus pandemic. The rules are designed to help protect both drivers and riders from potentially contracting the virus during a ride, the numbers of which are expected to increase in … Continue reading

This 3D printed cabin is made from dying ash trees — Future Blink

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“Ash Cabin” is made from beetle-infested wood that would normally be considered “unusable” as a lumber source. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , 3d Printing , Environmentally Friendly , and Future Blink

Amazon calls on Congress to create anti-price gouging law

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Amazon has received a fair amount of criticism for perceived inaction against seller price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the retail giant has made efforts to rein in the opportunist activity (pulling some half a million offending listings), critics have pointed to the company’s slow response, along with continued problems with a number of high-demand products sold through affiliates

Taika is building a better coffee through natural chemistry and adaptogens

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So, an eight-year product veteran from Facebook and an internationally renowned barista walk into a coffee bar… It’s not a joke. It’s the origin story for Taika , a new startup that’s aiming to bring natural stimulants to the masses through its juiced-up coffee beverages. The two co-founders, Michael Sharon, an eight-year veteran of Facebook’s mobile product division, and Kalle Freese, a champion

Report: Apple’s over-ear headphones have no left- or right-ear assignments

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These are Apple's AirPods Pro, the first Apple-branded headphones to offer noise cancellation. The new over-ear headphones would as well. [credit: Jeff Dunn ] Among other things, Apple's AirPods are known for the ability to detect when an individual earbud is or isn't in your ear and start or stop playback accordingly. A new report from 9to5Mac claims that a similar feature will be offered in App

Everything You Need to Know About DC's Justice Society Before It's Reborn (Again) on Stargirl

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The Justice Society of America is dead. Long live the Justice Society of America! DC Comics’ first superteam is one of its most iconic and convoluted mythoi, the nexus of the publisher’s approach to its own fictional history. Its members have been rebirthed, re-imagined, retconned, and revived endlessly since their… Read more...

FBI accuses China of attempting to steal US COVID-19 research

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Today, the FBI warned that China-backed hackers are attempting to steal COVID-19 research from organizations in the US. In a joint statement , the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency ( CISA ) announced that they have observed state-backed hackers attempting to obtain intellectual property, data and research related to vaccines, treatments and testing. “The potential theft of

Looks like Nvidia is cooking up a new DGX deep-learning system

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Jensen Huang, Breaking Bad Edition. Earlier today, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang dropped a video on YouTube titled "What's Jensen been cooking?" Luckily, this doesn't appear to be a Breaking Bad situation—Huang opens his oven to reveal a large motherboard with 14 massive heatsinks on it, and with noticeable effort, he lifts it out of the oven and places it on the kitchen counter. The teaser is presente