Monday, May 04, 2020

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Star Wars' official May the Fourth video contains a powerful message of hope

12KMashable / 8h
To say that we're living in difficult times at the moment would be a pretty enormous understatement — so it's really only fitting that this year's Star Wars Day video was a message of hope. To mark May the Fourth — the punny calendar date that's become an annual celebration for Star Wars fans — the franchise's official account shared a compilation video. The 100-second clip contains movie and TV

An Amazon Vice President Quit Over Firings of Employees Who Protested

Bray Amazon VP Company3KNYT > Technology / 1h
Tim Bray, an engineer who had been a vice president of Amazon’s cloud computing arm, said the firings were “evidence of a vein of toxicity running through the company culture.”

Star Wars Instant Pots start at $60 for May the 4th

1KEngadget / 5h
May the 4th means a wave of Star Wars debuts and promos , and that even includes deals on kitchen tech. Williams Sonoma is discounting its Star Wars Instant Pots, with a 3-quart BB-8 model selling for as low as $60 , the 6-quart Stormtrooper model going for $80 and the 8-quart Chewbacca pot on sale for $100 . That’s $20 off in each case. You can also plug in the code SHIP4FREE to get free shippin

People Are Still Getting In Fights On Spirit Airlines

One Mile at a Time / 6min
At a time when just about everything related to air travel has changed, there’s still one constant — people are still getting in fights on Sprit Airlines flights. In the latest such incident, a fight broke out on a Spirit Airlines flight last Thursday from Los Angeles to Detroit. The flight in question was NK709 , a redeye flight operated by an Airbus A320 that diverted to Des Moines due to the f

Google Meet shows up in Gmail inboxes, a few years too late

24TechCrunch / 7min
Google Meet — the video call service formerly known as Hangouts Meet, which itself was an offshoot from Hangouts, not to be confused with Google Chat, Duo, Allo, or any of the company’s other communications products — is finally making its debut on Gmail accounts, where it probably should have been since 2010. Everyone with a Gmail account has access to Meet as of a few days ago , when Google rem

What You Should Know About the Less Common COVID-19 Symptoms

Lifehacker / 8min
The classic COVID-19 symptoms are fever, dry cough and shortness of breath. These were the symptoms first reported, all those months ago, when COVID-19 was just a few news stories here and there. Read more...

Which car rental company is right for you?

The Points Guy / 14min
When we need to rent a set of wheels, we all want a good-looking car that won’t break the bank. Today, car rental satisfaction has hit an all-time high, according to J.D. Power’s 2019 North American Rental Car Satisfaction Study. With the simplicity of downloaded apps, renting a vehicle has never been easier. There are many factors to take into consideration in choosing a car rental company. Are

What to Watch Tonight, May 4, 2020

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Congratulations, you’ve officially made it to another week!

The Anker Nebula Prizm Projector Is 38% Off

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Nebula Prizm II Projector | $160 | Amazon | Promo code ILOVEMON Read more...

The best sex toys to buy during quarantine

Mashable / 21min
Mashable staff writer Jess Joho is determined to help you find your ideal accessories and have great virtual sex while in quarantine. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Sex Toys , Vibrators , Quarantine , and Masturbation

Nicolas Cage to play Joe Exotic in Tiger King series

Nicolas Cage Joe ExoticSlashGear / 24min
Nick Cage was tipped to be cast as Joe Exotic in a new television show spawned by the success of the Netflix documentary series Tiger King. Nicolas Cage, the most interesting actor in movies – certainly one of the most prolific, if nothing else, was reportedly signed to work with Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios own eight-episode series … Continue reading

Intel buys transit app maker Moovit to advance its mobility ambitions

Intel Moovit Mobileye37Engadget / 25min
Today, Intel announced that it has acquired the transit app developer Moovit for nearly roughly $900 million, confirming rumors that circulated over the weekend. Used by more than 800 million users and services in over 3,000 cities and 102 countries, Moovit combines info from public transit operators and its user community to provide real-time trip mapping and planning services. The deal should h

NYC will disinfect some subway cars with UVC light

20Mashable / 27min
Let there be light. Virus killing light. On Sunday, the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) announced that it would be using UVC light to disinfect some subway trains overnight, the New York Daily News reports . There is ongoing research into whether UVC light is an effective coronavirus disinfectant. And while scientists haven't found definitive proof of its efficacy, the scientific co

More 'Tiger King' news: Nicolas Cage reportedly tapped to play Joe Exotic in TV series

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Read more... More about Nicolas Cage , Tiger King , Joe Exotic , Entertainment , and Streaming Services

Could cruising return in August? That’s the plan at cruise giant Carnival

The Points Guy / 28min
The comeback of cruising will begin in August. Or, at least, that’s the word from Carnival Cruise Line , which on May 4 laid out a plan to resume operations on a limited basis starting Aug. 1. The Miami-based cruise giant said it would restart sailings out of three of its hubs — Miami ; Port Canaveral, Florida ; and Galveston, Texas — with eight of its 27 ships. The rest of the Carnival fleet wil

Uber will soon use tech to make sure drivers are wearing face masks

SlashGear / 31min
Uber has approved a new policy that will require all of its drivers in certain countries to wear face masks, according to a new leak. The sources claim that Uber is developing a new type of technology that monitors drivers to ensure they’re wearing the masks as instructed; Uber confirmed such plans but didn’t elaborate on the system. It wouldn’t … Continue reading

Play Dead Cells if You're a Glutton for Punishment, Now $21 on PS4

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Dead Cells: Action Game of the Year Edition | $21 | Amazon Read more...

Max Q: Countdown to a return to US astronaut launches

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Last week was a fairly busy week in space news, but the dominating story was preparation for the first-ever Commercial Crew launch that will actually carry human astronauts to space. This is, in many ways, the culmination of years of work and billions of dollars spent by partners NASA and SpaceX on their part of the Commercial Crew Program. On May 27, SpaceX will launch two NASA astronauts on a d

UK’s coronavirus tracing app strategy faces fresh questions over transparency and interoperability

88TechCrunch / 39min
The UK’s data protection watchdog confirmed today the government still hasn’t given it sight of a key legal document attached to the coronavirus contacts tracing app which is being developed by the NHSX, the digital transformation branch of the country’s National Health Service . Under UK and EU law, a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) can be a legal requirement in instances where there ar

Reader credit card question: Do spouses each need their own Chase Sapphire Reserve?

The Points Guy / 42min
Editor’s note: Every Monday, we answer your credit card questions. If you would like to ask us a question, tweet us at @thepointsguy , message us on Facebook or email us at . TPG reader Laurie recently emailed us and asked for tips on managing cards once you’re married , including whether she and her husband each need their own Chase Sapphire Reserve card. Specifically, she

Post-It Bomb Your Mom This Mother's Day

Lifehacker / 44min
Like everything else right now, Mother’s Day might not look quite the same way it usually does this year. There will be no get-togethers with extended family, no brunch at your favorite local restaurant, no relaxing massages or pedicures. There is likely more stress than usual, either from financial or work strain or,… Read more...

Facebook sees opportunity in a pandemic

42Engadget / 49min
While Facebook has been criticized in the past for inaction in the middle of a crisis, the coronavirus pandemic has been different. The company started ramping up its misinformation policies in January , and began pulling out of events in February. In early March, CEO Mark Zuckerberg was among the first tech leaders to send his employees home. Soon after, with growing numbers of people around the

Apple's Keyboard Nightmare Is Finally Over

Gizmodo / 49min
In the spring of 2015, Apple made one of the most significant changes to its laptop line ever when it switched from scissor switch keyboards to its homegrown butterfly keyboard. But now, after five years, the butterfly keyboard is finally going away for good. Read more...

Antivaxxers spearhead protests against lockdown orders, demand “freedom”

70Ars Technica / 53min
Enlarge / SALEM, OR. - MAY 02: A nurse holds a sign at the ReOpen Oregon Rally. Demonstrators gathered at the state capitol to demand a reopening of the state and to protest Gov. Kate Brown's stay-at-home order, which was put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. (credit: Getty | Terray Sylvester ) Prominent anti-vaccine voices have joined the din of those protesting social-distancing measures

Is Energy Independence Realistic for Your Home? This Free Solar Cost Analysis Has the Answer.

55Futurism / 57min
Futurism fans: To create this content, a non-editorial team worked with an affiliate partner. We may collect a small commission on items purchased through this page. This post does not necessarily reflect the views or the endorsement of the editorial staff. Thinking about making the switch to solar energy ? That’s definitely a good idea. Sunlight is free. The energy produced by solar

AWS launches the $995 Elemental Link for streaming video to its cloud

100+TechCrunch / 1h
AWS today announced the launch of the Elemental Link , a small hardware device that makes it easy to connect a live video source to the AWS Elemental Media Live service for broadcast-grade live video processing in the cloud. The $995 Link, which weighs in at less than a pound, is meant to allow Media Live users to connect a camera or video production setup to the AWS cloud. The fanless Link has a

Uber subsidiary Careem to slash workforce by 31%, suspends bus transport app

76TechCrunch / 1h
Careem, the Dubai-based ride-hailing and delivery company that was acquired by Uber last year, is cutting its workforce by 31% and suspending its mass transportation business due to affects from the COVID-19 pandemic. The layoffs will affect more than 530 employees. Employees who are laid off will receive at least three months severance pay, one month of equity vesting, and where relevant, extend

Oops: United Airlines Ordered Seven Boeing 787-10s Last Quarter

25One Mile at a Time / 1h
United Airlines plans to shrink like never before, but also managed to order seven Boeing 787-10s in the first quarter of 2020. United’s Boeing 787-10 order Per a new SEC filing , United Airlines placed an order for seven Boeing 787-10s in the first quarter of 2020, and these planes are expected to be delivered in 2021. United Airlines already has 13 Boeing 787-10s in their fleet, with a further

Now You Can Listen to Live Supreme Court Arguments

32Lifehacker / 1h
If you’ve gotten to the stage of quarantine where you’ve watched every episode and season of “Law and Order,” “CSI” and “NCIS,” you may be looking for your next courtroom drama fix. Well, look no further than the highest court in the land: Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the first time in history, U.S. Supreme… Read more...

Microsoft shifts the focus on Windows 10X to single-screen devices

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Dual-screen computers are coming, but maybe not as soon as Microsoft first thought. The company originally planned to launch Windows 10X alongside new hardware -- the Surface Neo -- this holiday season. However, rumors from last month suggested that the forked version of the OS -- which was being designed specifically for phones, tablets and laptops with two screens -- had been delayed until 2021

Why COVID-19 could delay Interswitch, Africa’s next big IPO

100+TechCrunch / 1h
The economic effects of COVID-19 could delay Africa’s next big IPO — that of Nigerian fintech unicorn Interswitch . If so, it wouldn’t be the first time the Lagos-based payments company’s plans for going public were postponed; the tech world has been anticipating Interswitch’s stock market debut since 2016. For the continent’s innovation ecosystem, there’s a lot riding on the digital finance comp

Soundcloud to launch live original programming on Twitch

72TechCrunch / 1h
Music streaming service Soundcloud is capitalizing on consumer demand for live entertainment amid the COVID-19 quarantine with the launch of its own slate of originally produced live programming. The company today announced its plans for a new Twitch channel where it will air live chat series and other panel conversations plus music sets, and shows focused on music discovery. The programming will

Robinhood raises $280M, pushing its valuation to $8.3B

100+TechCrunch / 1h
As expected, Robinhood has closed a new round of capital. The late-stage, consumer investing app announced today that it has closed a $280 million Series F funding at an $8.3 billion valuation. This closely tracks prior coverage that the firm was hunting for a nine-figure round at a valuation of around $8 billion. Robinhood raised capital several times in 2019, including a $323 million mid-year S

Westworld Season 3 Gave Us Too Many Familiar Twists

Westworld Season DoloresGizmodo / 1h
Westworld is a show that lives to surprise us. The first season of the sci-fi series gave us some mind-bending plot reveals , spawning wild theories and an online community dedicated to sniffing out the truth . While season two did manage to shock us a few times, season three’s big twists have mostly fallen flat—because… Read more...

EA Play event goes digital after E3 2020 cancellation: When to watch

SlashGear / 1h
Since both Sony and Microsoft are plotting to launch new consoles this year, E3 2020 promised to be a pretty big show. Unfortunately, several weeks ago the event was cancelled like so many others because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That won’t stop publishers and developers from making their big announcements, as many of them have announced that they’ll transition to … Continue reading

This Summer, 'Vader Immortal' Will Show You the Dark Side on Playstation VR

How-To Geek / 1h
Virtual Reality can still be a mixed bag. When it works, it’s excellent, and when it doesn’t, it leaves you… well nauseated. No other VR game demonstrates that fact better than Vader Immortal. It will completely immerse you in a galaxy far, far away. And soon you won’t need an Oculus set to enjoy it. Playstation VR owners will get to jump in on the lightsaber action. Read This Article on Review G

Grab a New iPad 7th Gen for Just $250---The Best Deal Yet

21How-To Geek / 1h
Getting bored with your old electronics? Best Buy is selling the new 7th gen iPad at a fat discount. You can grab the 32 GB iPad for just $250 ($80 off), or pick up the bigger 128 GB model for $330 ($100 off). This discount also applies to the Verizon LTE iPad. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

An Augmented Reality App Lets You Copy and Paste Real World Objects

27How-To Geek / 1h
If you want to create a presentation featuring a real-world object, like a plant or a product, right now you’ll have to take a photo of it and then transfer for a computer for editing. But what if you didn’t have to? On Twitter, Cyril Diagne’s demonstration of copying real-life and pasting to photoshop with Augmented Reality (AR) is something just short of magical. Read This Article on Review Gee

The Unlocked OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro Now Work Correctly on Verizon

OnePlus 8 Pro VerizonHow-To Geek / 1h
Sometimes American carriers and unlocked phones don’t mix well—the authentication systems don’t work together correctly. That appears to have happened with some of the first batch of new OnePlus phones that came into users’ hands, the 8 and 8 Pro. Though Verizon is selling a branded version of the OnePlus 8, owners of the unlocked versions were having trouble activating Verizon SIMs. Read This Ar

This Year Southwest Airlines Will Let You Earn Elite Status Entirely From Card Spend

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Southwest Airlines extended current elite status and made both elite status and companion pass easier to earn this year and use next year. Now they've doubled the rate at which credit card spend earns elite status credit, and lifted the cap on how much credit can be earned. Continue reading ...

NYT defeats Ajit Pai as judge orders FCC to provide net neutrality records

96Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Peter Dazeley) The New York Times has won its lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission, as a federal judge ruled Thursday that the FCC must turn over net neutrality comment records that it refused to give to the NYT. The NYT sued the FCC in September 2018 , saying the agency denied a Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) request for records that the NYT sa

How to Make Your Video Chats More Secure

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The world now runs on video chat and telecommuting apps, but as we’ve come to discover over the last few weeks, they can be a security risk. Recent reports of “Zoombombing” and account stuffing have raised concerns over several difference video chat apps, but it’s not just hackers and trolls you have to worry about : Y… Read more...

Save 65% at Wayfair and Turn Your Backyard Into a Paradise With Their Outdoor Sale

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NWU researchers develop a throat-worn wearable that could offer early warnings for COVID-19 patients

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in big shifts across industries, but the development of more long-term solutions that address a future in which what we need to do is mitigate the impact of the new coronavirus seems like a worthwhile place to invest time and effort. Projects like a new one from Northwestern University researchers working with the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago that

BMW’s striking Vision M NEXT sports hybrid has reportedly been shelved

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BMW has shelved plans to replace its i8 sports car with a production version of the Vision M NEXT concept, it’s reported, backing away from the eye-catching hybrid as the auto industry as a whole faces the pandemic crunch. Although BMW never explicitly confirmed it had production intent for the Vision M NEXT, the car was widely interpreted as an … Continue reading

Amex offering $200 ‘Appreciation Credit’ to select Business Platinum cardholders

The Points Guy / 1h
American Express, Chase, and Citi have all announced card benefit updates with additional perks and bonuses on dozens of card products. These announcements last week came in response to changing spending behaviors brought on by the global pandemic. Credit card news recap from Friday, May 1: Amex announces limited-time perks for select Amex Membership Rewards, Delta, Marriott and Hilton cards Earn

EA's not-E3 event will stream June 11th

55Engadget / 1h
EA’s contribution to Summer Games Fest now has a specific date. The publisher has announced that an online-only version of EA Play Live will take place on June 11th at 7PM Eastern through the company’s website. It didn’t drop any clues as to what’s in the pipeline, although you can reasonably presume there will be updated versions of sports mainstays like Madden NFL , FIFA , NBA Live and NHL . Th

Soon You'll Need a Face Covering to Take an Uber

56Lifehacker / 1h
Soon you’ll need to wear a face covering if you want to ride in an Uber. Read more...

Nintendo leak reveals why “Friend Codes” aren’t personal

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This week a big leak of relatively early Nintendo Wii documents showed a bevy of details on Nintendo’s future – most of which were relatively low-stakes. But today we’re taking a peek at a piece of the puzzle called “The Friend Code.” In this document, it’s revealed why Nintendo chose to use Friend Codes instead of “freely chosen screen names”. … Continue reading

Nvidia acquires Cumulus Networks

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Nvidia today announced its plans to acquire Cumulus Networks , an open-source centric company that specializes in helping enterprises optimize their data center networking stack. Cumulus offers both its own Linux distribution for network switches, as well as tools for managing network operations . With Cumulus Express , the company also offers a hardware solution in the form of its own data cente

Disney confirms Star Wars series from 'Russian Doll' co-creator

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Disney is making the most out of May the 4th (aka Star Wars Day) beyond a Mandalorian documentary and streaming Rise of Skywalker . On top of a new movie from Taika Waititi , the company has confirmed reports of a Disney+ Star Wars series from Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland. The official news revealed precious little about what it entails, but did say Headland would be a showrunner, exec

AUKEY's 18W USB-C Power Delivery Charger is Under $10

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AUKEY 18W USB-C Power Delivery Charger | $10 | Amazon | Use code 2ZZHSHAC Read more...

Amazon VP Quits Over “Chickenshit” Firing of Whistleblowers

500+Futurism / 2h
In a scathing letter , Amazon vice president and senior engineer Tim Bray announced he’s leaving the company for “firing whistleblowers who were making noise about warehouse employees frightened of COVID-19.” Bray went as far as listing several “descriptive phrases you might use to describe the activist-firing,” including “chickenshit,” “never heard of the Streisand effect,” and “painting a sign

How to Handle a Pet Emergency

26Lifehacker / 2h
In the event that your pet needs medical care, what do you do? As with so many other aspects of life during a pandemic, getting veterinary care for your pet is a rapidly changing situation, one for which vets across the country have adapted. Read more...

Oscar winner Taika Waititi will direct a Star Wars movie

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Disney has lined up Academy Award winner and noted Apple keyboard hater Taika Waititi to direct and co-write a Star Wars movie . Waititi already has some professional experience with that universe, as he directed the season finale of The Mandalorian. He’s a highly-regarded filmmaker, who’s behind the likes of Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do In The Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Waititi won an

Uber to use tech to ensure drivers wear masks

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Sam Altman backs ‘video-first’ dating app Curtn

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As the quarantine dramatically transforms social and romantic lives, a new dating app advised by Grindr founder Joel Simkhai and former YC chief Sam Altman is aiming to capitalize on the skyrocketing popularity of video chat. CEO Brenden Strauss hopes his NYC-based startup Curtn can approach video calling in a mindful way during a time when so many people are sheltering in place and significantly

Air Canada Rouge to retire Boeing 767s, focus on narrow-body jets post-coronavirus

The Points Guy / 2h
Air Canada budget subsidiary Rouge will retire many of its Boeing 767 jets as it moves towards exiting long-haul international flying due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision to park many of Rouge’s 25 767-300ERs come amid a wider plan to retire 79 jets from the fleet of Air Canada and its subsidiaries, the Montreal-based carrier unveiled on Monday. Gone already are its Embraer 190s — previo

American Airlines rolls out new elite status based on lower 2020 requirements

The Points Guy / 2h
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen all major U.S. airlines make major adjustments to their loyalty programs. Perhaps the biggest update is the sweeping elite status extensions. Most currently valid status on American, Delta and United is being extended across the board through Jan. 31, 2022. For more travel tips and news, sign up for our daily newsletter Though American was about a w

How to Build a Functional Mandalorian Tracking Fob to Find Your Smartphone Instead of Baby Yodas

400+Gizmodo / 2h
The tracking fobs used by bounty hunters in The Mandalorian to find their targets make the dangerous profession seem kind of easy. So the engineers at design studio MVRK wondered if the mythical technology could be recreated using Earth technology to make finding a missing smartphone just as painless. Read more...

The Sea Ice Arctic Communities Rely on Could Disappear Three Weeks Earlier

Gizmodo / 2h
Sea ice near the shore is crucial for dogsled travel for Arctic communities. But a new study shows that when temperatures crank up, it disappears faster —and it’s set to grow a lot worse by the end of the century. Read more...

When Tech Helps the Vulnerable

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Tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs. Here’s how one tech company is helping.

For Jeffrey Epstein, MIT Was Just a Safety School

88Wired / 2h
An internal investigation from Harvard University shows where the corrupt philanthropist *really* wanted to get in.

Taika Waititi (Mandalorian, Thor: Ragnarok) to direct new Star Wars movie

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Today it was made official that Taika Waititi will both write and direct a new Star Wars feature film for theatrical release. This is just about the best good news we’ve heard since the Star Wars universe was acquired by Disney. Taika Waititi is famous for his creation of the cult classic movie What We Do In The Shadows as … Continue reading

NASA Mars Rover Detects Ancient Life… in Australia

200+Futurism / 2h
Test Run In order to make sure it was ready to hunt for extraterrestrial life on Mars, scientists put NASA’s new Perseverance rover through its paces in Australia’s deserts. When it launches to Mars in July, Perseverance will go on the hunt for signs of ancient, microbial life. Now, new research provides a promising sign that its tech is up to the task: during the test in Australia’s Flinders Ran

Taika Waititi's Star Wars Movie Is Real

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Two recent rumblings about the cinematic and televisual futures of Star Wars have just been confirmed by Lucasfilm as, well, true, all of it . Taika Waititi is returning to the galaxy far, far away alongside Academy-nominated screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns for a brand new movie, with Russian Doll co-creator Leslye… Read more...

Monday's Best Deals: Taotronics ANC Headphones, Homesick Candles, NutriBullet Blender, Logitech G305 Gaming Mouse, Customizable Dog Collars, and More

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A pair of Taotronics headphones , a Logitech mouse , a NutriBullet blender , homesick candles , an Aukey USB-C charger , and customizable dog collars are at the top of Monday’s best deals. May the fourth be with you . Read more...

SoundCloud will host live music shows on Twitch

55Engadget / 2h
It’s probably safe to say most people haven’t been to a concert or a record store in the past month or so. And while streaming isn’t a completely fulfilling replacement for going to shows or spotting that rare LP, SoundCloud hopes to at least fill the void a bit with some live content on Twitch. Starting on May 6th, the music platform will host four shows that will help viewers to discover new mu

Radio Corona, May 5: Vint Cerf, internet pioneer and covid-19 survivor

68MIT Technology Review / 2h
In this episode of Radio Corona, Gideon Lichfield, editor in chief of MIT Technology Review, will discuss the future of our connected world with Vint Cerf, one of the people known as a “father of the internet.” Cerf owes that title to having co-created TCP/IP, the communication protocols that underlie everything that happens on the internet, along with Bob Kahn. He now works as Chief Internet Eva

Taika Waititi will write and direct a new Star Wars movie

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Walt Disney Studios gave Star Wars fans a May the Fourth surprise by announcing that Thor: Ragnarok and The Mandalorian director Taika Waititi will co-write and direct a new, untitled Star Wars movie. Waititi will co-write the movie, which was announced as a standalone film that will likely have no connection to the Skywalker Saga, with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Wilson-Cairns co-write 1917 with Sam M

Don’t expect to see Windows 10X dual-screen devices this year

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With Windows 10X, Microsoft introduced a new version of its flagship operating system last October that was specifically designed for dual-screen devices. The original plan was to launch the first set of Windows 10X dual-screen devices before the 2020 holidays and in February of this year, it announced a slew of tools to help developers get ready for this new form factor. Today, it announced that

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ director Taika Waititi is making a Star Wars movie

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Taika Waititi already reinvigorated the Thor franchise. Now he’s looking to do the same for Star Wars. Waititi is probably best-known for directing “Thor: Ragnarok” — easily the best of the Thor movies and one of the most delightful films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. More recently, he wrote and directed the Nazi comedy “Jojo Rabbit,” for which he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. He

Amazon VP quits over 'chickensh*t' firing of employees protesting warehouse conditions

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You Should Still Take Vacation Days

70Lifehacker / 2h
If you’ve been working from home during the shutdown, the past eight weeks have probably felt twice as busy and stressful as usual. After all, you’ve had the difficult task of staying productive while learning new tools, figuring out how to communicate with remote coworkers, trying to balance productivity and… Read more...

A Trip to the Movies May Soon Feel Like Going to the Airport

75Wired / 2h
Want to know what hitting the theater might be like as the coronavirus stay-at-home orders lift? Texans are starting to find out.

Thirsty Koalas Caught on Camera Licking Wet Trees

21Gizmodo / 2h
Unprecedented footage shows koalas slurping water from wet tree trunks both during and after rainstorms. The discovery solves a long-standing mystery about these adorable marsupials and how they’re able to stay hydrated. Read more...

Mozilla Is Experimenting With an Email Alias Feature to Help Keep Spammers Out of Your Inbox

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Mozilla is currently testing a feature that can generate an email alias with just a single click to help protect users from hackers as well as keep their actual email address off those dreaded spam lists. Read more...

An Amazon Vice President Quit Over Firings of Employees Who Protested

Bray Amazon VP Company4KNYT > Technology / 2h
Tim Bray, an engineer who had been a vice president of Amazon’s cloud computing arm, said the firings were “evidence of a vein of toxicity running through the company culture.”

Amazon VP Rips Company's 'Chickenshit' Labor Practices in Scathing Resignation Letter

Bray Amazon VP Company100+Gizmodo / 2h
One of Amazon’s top cloud engineers has left his $1 million dollar-per-year job in protest over the company’s handling of worker concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a blog post, he cited Amazon’s “chickenshit” response to employee protests of the company’s less-than-ideal conditions for the tens of thousand s of… Read more...

Step 1: Buy a 4K TV on sale. Step 2: Watch the Star Wars movies in order.

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May the 4th 2020 is the first Star Wars Day that Disney+ has been around for, making it the first May the 4th that the entire Skywalker saga is available to stream in once place. This is just extra fuel for everyone's favorite franchise debate: What is the best order to binge-watch all of the Star Wars movies ? Some people find it more sensical to watch them in chronological order to really soak

Instabug raises $5M Series A round led by Accel, as mobile app usage surges

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There are some startups that behave like sprinters, and others that run a marathon. I came across Instabug when I was in Cairo in 2013. Born during the chaotic era of the Arab Spring, this plucky startup managed to make it to TechCrunch Disrupt, then Y Combinator in 2016, then a $1.7M in Seed round led by Accel Partners. Originally part of the Egyptian accelerator Flat6Labs Cairo, they raised $30

Facebook to add gift cards, jobs and donation tools to its COVID-19 Community Help hub

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Facebook is expanding its Community Help hub to better serve local communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The hub has already seen significant usage by those requesting food, supplies and information about local resources, as well as use by volunteers and groups willing to lend a hand. Now, Facebook is adding more features to the hub to allow people to support local businesses, blood banks, nonp

Google and Apple Reveal How Covid-19 Alert Apps Might Look

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As contact tracing plans firm up, the tech giants are sharing new details for their framework—and a potential app interface.

Star Wars games on sale today with PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and candles

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Today we’re taking a peek at the various game sales out on May the 4th, aka Star Wars day, across the gaming universe. If you’re in the mood for PC games, you’re going to be in luck. If you’re looking for Xbox One or PlayStation 4 games, you’re going to have a slightly more slim set of pickings. This day … Continue reading

Windows 10X will come to single-screen laptops first

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Microsoft will launch Windows 10X on single-screen devices first, it’s been confirmed today, flipping the script on the special version of the OS that had initially been promised for dual-screen Windows devices. Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer for Windows and Devices at Microsoft, confirmed the change in strategy, suggesting that the computing landscape has changed dramatically since the first

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex and Ion launch in the US with big battery promises

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Samsung is launching a handful of ultrabooks today, bringing the Galaxy Book Flex, Galaxy Book Flex Alpha, and the Galaxy Book Ion to the United States. All three of these laptops share similar specifications in some areas while being different in others. All three, for instance, offer a FHD QLED display, and all of them use Intel’s 10th-gen Core processors. … Continue reading

The Best Video Chat Apps You Could Be Using Instead of Zoom

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We’re all adjusting to a new way of living with a lot more video chatting in it, and Zoom has been riding the highest wave as a result—it’s fast, it’s simple, and it gets a whole load of people together on screen, even if they don’t have Zoom accounts. Zoom isn’t, however, your only video chatting option. Read more...

Exterior of Masonic Temple structure with first floor bricked...

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Exterior of Masonic Temple structure with first floor bricked in. Written on front of photo : “M.T. May 4th, ‘95.” Written on photo back: “Steel Frame-Masonic Temple-Detroit.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Amex Platinum Cell Phone & Streaming Credits Guide

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In light of the current pandemic we’re seeing card issuers add some more perks on select cards, in particular on cards with a travel focus. It goes without saying that consumer behavior has changed a lot, and this also impacts our credit card spending patterns . Last week Amex revealed a variety of temporary new benefits for cards , and in this post I wanted to focus on the new benefits of The Pl

How to Watch Tonight's Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

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This week’s Eta Aquarid meteor shower is the last good one before July, according to the American Meteor Society , so try to catch it if you can. Read more...

Apple and Google tell health departments their privacy requirements for coronavirus tracking

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Apple and Google have stipulated how public health authorities around the world can use their upcoming coronavirus tracking system in an effort to preserve user privacy. Representatives from the two companies announced today that, in addition to standard reviews on Apple and Google’s app stores, public health authorities will have to sign legal addendums to gain access to the new API agreeing to

Apple and Google release sample code, UI and detailed policies for COVID-19 exposure-notification apps

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Apple and Google are providing additional resources for developers working with the first version of their Exposure Notification API, the development tools the companies have created and are working on in order to provide a cross-platform way for public health agencies to notify individuals of a potential exposure to a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19. The first version of the Exposure No

Save on Samsung Galaxy Tabs, plus more tech deals

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It's Star Wars Day, y'all, and if you don't have some sort of screen to binge all the movies and TV shows on, it's time to change that. SEE ALSO: Why a Chromebook is the best laptop choice for your kids While there aren't that many great tech deals still in stock at the moment, we were able to pick out some that we think are worth your consideration, from laptops , to tablets , to 2-in-1 s. Check

Coronavirus: Amazon vice-president quits over virus firings

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A senior engineer claims "a vein of toxicity" is running through the firm after it fired protesters.

O2 and Virgin Media in talks to merge

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A tie-up between two of the UK's largest mobile, broadband and media firms could create a major rival to BT.

Survey: Majority of Americans Don’t Want US to Reopen Right Now

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A new national survey led by researchers from Harvard, Northeastern, and Rutgers University found that the majority of Americans want to continue physical distancing measures — despite calls from federal and state leaders to reopen economies as soon as possible. In late April, the team asked almost 23,000 Americans, from all 50 states, about the pandemic. Ninety-three percent of respondents did n

Daily Crunch: Apple upgrades the keyboard on the 13-inch MacBook Pro

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Apple announces a new MacBook Pro, tech stocks take a dip and Uber Eats shuts down in seven markets. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 4, 2020. 1. The 13-inch MacBook Pro gets Apple’s much-improved keyboard Following in the footsteps of the MacBook Air and 16-inch Pro, Apple’s 13-inch Pro model is finally getting the company’s much improved keyboard. It’s probably not enough reason for recent MacB

Coronavirus: UK contact-tracing app is ready for Isle of Wight downloads

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Isle of Wight council staff and healthcare workers will be invited to start testing app on Tuesday.

Le Creuset and Instant Pot Star Wars collabs are both on sale for May the 4th

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Coronavirus restrictions have effectively frozen the restaurant world in carbonite, forcing many of us to assume the role of home chef whether we like it or not — so this Star Wars Day (that is, May the Fourth), we figured some fun new cookware is in order. Williams Sonoma happens to have Le Creuset *and* Instant Pot 's Star Wars collections on sale just in time for this intergalactic holiday, wi

Where We Stand: It’s Time To Start Planning (Domestic) Trips

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Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly says it is safe to fly again, “We’re doing everything possible to encourage people to come back and fly.” I’m going to offer what I hope is a slightly more limited and nuanced take, that it is safe for some people to plan now to travel again during the months of June, July and August. This is speculative, but sums up my currently thinking about where we stand. Co

Register for the first TPG Small Biz Session and get insights into the COVID-19 economy from a pro

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REGISTER NOW These are trying times for all of us, but the challenges facing small business owners and leaders are unique and acute. I’ve read dozens upon dozens of small business owner stories over the last couple of months in the TPG Small Business Facebook group and we began writing resources to try and help our small business readers. Today, we’re excited to launch the next phase of our small

Growing Up Star Wars, as Seen Through the Eyes of Author Phuc Tran

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Let’s go to a galaxy far, far away in a time long ago. Well, not that long ago—the ‘70s. My family wasn’t from a galaxy far, far away , but the Trans had moved from Vietnam to Pennsylvania in 1975, and by “moved” I mean escaped an imploding country. Read more...

Google Drive Privacy Screen adds biometric barrier to your files on iOS

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Google Drive on iOS can now be secured using the iPhone and iPad’s biometric security, with a new option allowing users to turn on a face or fingerprint barrier between the home screen and their files. Added in an update today, the new Google Drive Privacy Screen feature taps into Face ID or Touch ID, depending on which device you’re … Continue reading

How to Froth Milk Without a Fancy Instrument

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If you have a frothing wand or—even better—an elaborate espresso machine that comes with a steam wand, you are probably already enjoying hot beverages topped with luxurious milky foam every morning. But if you are like me, and are used to getting fancy coffee beverages from your local coffee shops, you probably don’t… Read more...

K'Nex Building Sets Will Keep Your Kids Busy, Up to 34% Off

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K’Nex 402-Piece Buiilding Set | $23 | Amazon K’Nex 66-Piece Building Set | $16 | Amazon Read more...

Confirmed: Intel is buying urban mobility platform Moovit in a $900M deal

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On the heels of a spate of reports over the weekend, today Intel confirmed its latest move to grow its automotive division. The chip giant is acquiring Moovit , an Israeli startup previously backed by Intel that analyses urban traffic patterns and provides transportation recommendations with a specific focus on public transit. The deal values Moovit at $900 million, although Intel says that the g

Facebook uses 1.5bn Reddit posts to create chatbot

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It says almost half of people preferred interactions with the bot compared with a person.

Coronavirus France: Cameras to monitor masks and social distancing

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New surveillance software will help French police enforce mask-wearing and social distancing.

Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2020): Price, Keyboard, Release Date

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As of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, it's scissor switches all the way down.

Backblaze challenges AWS by making its cloud storage S3 compatible

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Backblaze today announced that its B2 Cloud Storage service is now API-compatible with Amazon’s S3 storage service . Backblaze started as an affordable cloud backup service, but over the last few years, the company has also taken its storage expertise and launched the developer-centric B2 Cloud Storage service, which promises to be significantly cheaper than similar offerings from the large cloud

Infinity Ward will update 'Warzone' as new Call of Duty games arrive

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Call of Duty: Warzone has a long life ahead of it. In an interview with GamerGen , Infinity Ward’s narrative director, Taylor Kurosaki, said the popular battle royale game will connect to future Call of Duty titles, serving as the series' "one constant." " Warzone will be the throughline that connects all of the different various sub-franchises of Call of Duty," said Kurosaki. In the same intervi

A turbulent stock market is a boon to investing-focused fintech startups

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Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. A few weeks back we dug into the boom that savings and investing apps and services were enjoying . Companies like Acorns , M1 Finance , Robinhood and others were seeing rapid growth in their assets under management (AUM) and downloads. New data out today underscores how well fina

Channel the Force with a Star Wars smartwatch from Garmin on sale

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It can be difficult to find positivity with the current state of the world, but today is May 4 and we all get to feel a shred of happiness while we say "May the fourth be with you" to one another. We'll take it. We'll also take all the random deals on Star Wars merch that are happening today. Best Buy is offering discounts on Garmin Star War s series smartwatches , saving you $100 on smartwatches

In conversation with Icebreaker, Finland’s most active pre-seed VC

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Icebreaker claims to be Finland’s most active pre-seed VC. The firm, which also invests in Estonia and Sweden, has backed 38 companies in the last three years out of its first fund, with a 65% success rate so far for companies that have been able to raise follow-on funding. Two weeks ago, Icebreaker announced the launch of Fund II , with an initial close of €50 million. That’s more than twice the

Why Your Credit Limit Just Dropped

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When the coronavirus pandemic headed for the U.S., credit card issuers responded by promoting their customer assistance programs that can delay your payments or offer other adjustments during this confusing time. Read more...

Samsung Galaxy A51 arrives unlocked in the US with an extra reason to buy

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Samsung’s Galaxy A51 affordable midranger has arrived in the US, with the unlocked version of the Android smartphone promising carrier liberty. Launched earlier this month on Xfinity Mobile and AT&T, this unlocked version can be used with a much longer list of American carriers. That includes AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, though it’s worth noting that the Galaxy A51 tops out … Continue reading

United Airlines sees Boeing 787 as new long-haul ‘workhorse,’ orders 7 more Dreamliners

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United Airlines is making some necessary changes to its long-haul fleet as people continue to avoid unnecessary travel — especially internationally — amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Chicago-based carrier is relying on its efficient Boeing 787 fleet to fly its pared back long-haul schedule for the “foreseeable future,” United senior vice president of flight operations Bryan Quigley told pilots

“Chickens**t” whistleblower firings are “poison,” resigning Amazon VP says

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Enlarge / Amazon's orange-yellow logo wall. (credit: David Ryder/Getty Images) Amazon VP Tim Bray, who had been with the company for more than five years, has resigned in protest of Amazon's treatment of warehouse workers and the firing of other employees who spoke out. The company fired multiple warehouse and office workers in recent weeks amid organizing efforts to improve conditions in the com

Amazon VP quits over company firing COVID-19 whistleblowers

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Amazon’s recent firings of labor critics have prompted dissent among its upper ranks. AWS vice president Tim Bray has quit the company (via The Verge ) over what he sees as an attempt to punish whistleblowers worried about inadequate COVID-19 protections at warehouses, among other issues. While he believes that Amazon is pouring “massive efforts” into warehouse safety and that his former division

6 Tips and Tricks for Becoming a Microsoft Planner Master

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If you’ve been using Microsoft Planner, then you will know there’s more to the application than meets the eye. Here are some features, tips, and tricks to help turn you from a Microsoft Planner novice to a Planner master. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

What Does Docker Do, and When Should You Use It?

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Docker is a tool for running your applications inside containers. Containers package all the dependencies and code your app needs to run into a single file, which will run the same way on any machine. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

The Best Star Wars Day Deals (2020): Movies, Decals, Collectibles

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Gathered the best sales, we have, from discounts on the entire Skywalker Saga to Star Wars decals.

Tesla applies to generate electricity in UK market

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The company says its licence to generate power for the UK is tied to its new Autobidder product.

Browser add-on verifies that sites actually honor their privacy policies

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Just because a website presents a privacy policy, doesn’t mean its code is actually abiding by that policy. To make the internet a little more secure, researchers from Waterloo University in Ontario created a browser plug-in that verifies whether a website is processing data in a way that’s compliant with its privacy policy. The software-based system, dubbed Mitigator , gives users a secure signa

Drama in iRacing as IndyCar champ wrecks F1 star on purpose

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The finale of IndyCar's iRacing challenge was more action-packed than most races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Here, with nine laps to go, Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske (left), Graham Rahal of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (middle), and Lando Norris of Arrow McLaren (right) all vie for the lead. This would end badly for Pagenaud a couple of corners later. [credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Imag

Can It. Amazon Is Not Your Typical Grocery Store

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Why the “everyone's doing it” argument is specious.

Sensor Tower raises $45M as demand for app data grows

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Mobile app market intelligence firm Sensor Tower, which provides data-driven insights about the app economy, has raised $45 million in new funding from Riverwood Capital. This is the first significant investment the now-profitable company has seen since its $1 million seed round in 2013. The investment speaks to the growing demand for data about the app economy. App intelligence firms like Sensor

The science behind your vivid dreams during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

United Selling MileagePlus Miles With 100% Bonus

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Citi is an advertising partner of OMAAT Obviously this isn’t the time to buy miles speculatively. However, for those essential workers planning last minute travel, and those planning way in advance, it could make sense to buy miles at a discount. That’s why I’ll keep covering deals to buy points as they arise. United Airlines MileagePlus has just launched their latest promotion on purchased miles

New Military Test Detects COVID-19 Before It’s Infectious

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A new COVID-19 test could be able to tell whether someone’s caught the coronavirus just 24 hours after they were infected — before they even show symptoms or become infectious themselves. The test came out of DARPA, the U.S. military’s research division, and may be granted an accelerated emergency use authorization by the FDA by the end of the week, according to The Guardian . If the test works a

This smart speaker with Google assistant is 70% off

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TL;DR: This smart speaker with Google Assistant will help you manage your everyday tasks for just $29.99, a $70 savings, as of May 4. We've all (hopefully) been social distancing and staying 6 ft. away from anyone who we haven't been quarantining with, but there is one new voice that's safe to bring into your home. Google's smart speaker has a built-in assistant that is ready to be at your beck a

NEAR Protocol raises $21.6M from A16Z and launches its MainNet, beating Ethereum 2.0

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It was only the other week that Andreesen Horowitz announced their second blockchain-focused fund of $515 million. In the announcement, they said: “We are still early in this Web 3 build-out. High-performance programmable blockchains will make decentralized network development much more accessible. After years of R&D, we are excited that a number of next-gen programmable blockchains will begin ro

How to Quarantine, With Samantha Irby

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Comedian and author Samantha Irby joins us this week on The Upgrade to talk about how to make yourself comfortable with self-quarantine. This includes finding the right TV shows to binge-watch (she has a recommendation or two), the right books to escape with, and the right foods to cook while you huddle up at home. Sam… Read more...

Decrypted: Chegg’s third time unlucky, Okta’s new CSO, Rapid7 beefs up cloud security

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Ransomware is getting sneakier and smarter. The latest example comes from ExecuPharm, a little-known but major outsourced pharmaceutical company that confirmed it was hit by a new type of ransomware last month. The incursion not only encrypted the company’s network and files, hackers also exfiltrated vast amounts of data from the network. The company was handed a two-for-one threat: pay the ranso

Star Wars lightsaber/Vader VR Series expands this summer to PSVR

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In celebration of May the Forth, aka Star Wars Day 2020, the folks at ILMxLAB have announced a new release of a now-classic piece of VR action. The set of three episodes of the VR experience Vader Immortal will be released this summer on PlayStation VR. That means the most engaging, amazing, and immersive Darth Vader-centric VR experience ever made … Continue reading

This Upgraded NES Gamepad Doesn't Actually Need an NES Console to Play Games

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One-upping Nintendo’s efforts to shrink the original NES console , Taylor Burley sacrificed a tiny arcade cabinet to upgrade an old-school NES gamepad with not only a screen, but a small collection of retro titles that don’t need cartridges or even a console to play. Read more...

Uphold the Jedi Code With Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for $36, Plus More Great Star Wars Day Gaming Deals

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Up to 80% Off Star Wars Titles | CDKeys Read more...

This Stick-On Sensor Can Detect and Track COVID-19 Symptoms

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A team of researchers from Northwestern University in Chicago have developed a skin-colored stick-on sensor that can track symptoms associated with COVID-19, CNET reports . The small device, which sticks to the base of the throat, can detect how long and how often you cough, as well as breathing problems. “We don’t use a microphone,” John Rogers, director of Northwestern University’s Center on Bi

Nine years ago, SpaceX called its shot on capturing the flag

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Enlarge / NASA astronauts Chris Ferguson (left), STS-135 commander; and Doug Hurley, pilot, at a 2011 news conference. (credit: NASA) In the middle of the final flight of NASA's space shuttle, President Obama called up to the International Space Station to congratulate the crew on their mission. During the call on July 15, 2011, President Obama referenced a flag the four-person crew of STS-135 ha

Monday's Best Deals: Taotronics ANC Headphones, Homesick Candles, NutriBullet Blender, Logitech G305 Gaming Mouse, Customizable Dog Collars, and More

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A pair of Taotronics headphones , a Logitech mouse , a NutriBullet blender , homesick candles , an Aukey USB-C charger , and customizable dog collars are at the top of Monday’s best deals. May the fourth be with you . Read more...

Motorola Razr BOGO deal is tempting us to ignore our better judgment

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The foldable Motorola Razr prompted a few winces with its bleeding-edge price tag when it launched, but now the company will sell you one for $750 – you just have to buy two at the same time. A new buy-one-get-one promotion promises two Razr for the price of one, though there are still some caveats to bear in mind. The … Continue reading

News bloopers have proven to be especially funny as many reporters work from home

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Lots of Americans are doing our best while working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. For TV reporters, working from home brings lots of extra challenges. We've seen how even good pups can make relatively simple tasks — like reading the weather report — and make them quite difficult by crashing into the frame. Or sometimes it's the journalist's own fault, what with reporters neglecting to

The entire Star Wars Skywalker Saga 4K Blu-ray set is $50 off

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Read more... More about Star Wars , Blu Ray , Gift Ideas , Skywalker , and Mashable Shopping

Geek Trivia: If You Suffer From Prosopagnosia You Are Unable To See What?

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LCD Screen Output Faces Sudden Movements 2D Images Think You Know the Answer?

HP Omen reveals 25L and 30L desktops, 165Hz gaming monitor

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HP today is revealing a handful of new Omen products for PC gamers. The reveals comprise two new desktops and a new display, with the desktops sporting some high-end hardware (depending, of course, on your configuration). Intel fans will have the option of up to a 10th-gen Core i9-10900K CPU, while the AMD adherents among us will be able to … Continue reading

'Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order' is almost half-off for Star Wars Day

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TL;DR: As of May 4, the critically acclaimed 2019 game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order , is almost half-off at Best Buy for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. We probably don't even have to tell you that today is Star Wars Day — it's all over the internet already, and it's sales galore right now for Star-Wars - themed products. There's some new Star Wars content up on Disney+ starting today, too (hel

How to Change the Google Maps Voice on iPhone and Android

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The Google Maps app offers hands-free directions, travel alerts, and more for users. Its built-in voice engine offers this in your own preferred voice, with options based on region or language. If you want to change the Google Maps voice, here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Motorola Razr BOGO Deal: Have a Replacement for When Your First Razr Breaks

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Evidently, the foldable Razr phone didn’t meet Motorola’s sales expectations. Motorola is running a BOGO deal on its $1,500 Razr phone until May 10th. You can mix and match colors in this deal, or finance the phones for as low as $42 a month. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Samsung's Striking Galaxy Book Flex, Alpha, and Ion Windows Laptops Are Now Available

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We got a preview of Samsung’s new premium laptop designs at CES, when the company showed off the gorgeous Galaxy Chromebook. Today that design language extends to Samsung’s Windows laptops, with the Galaxy Book Flex, Galaxy Book Flex Alpha (Flex α), and Galaxy Book Ion all available to buy, showing off some cool blue colors and accents. They’s showing up in retailers like Best Buy now. Read This

Getting Started With AWS's CloudFront CDN

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A Content Delivery Network (CDN), is a network of servers around the world that cache your static assets, reducing the load on your primary web servers. AWS’s CloudFront CDN is easy to use, quick to set up, and cheap to run. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Apple's Latest 13-Inch Macbook Pro Kills the Butterfly Keyboard

How-To Geek / 4h
Last November, Apple announced a new 16-inch Macbook Pro. It followed that with a refreshed Macbook Air in March. Now the company is releasing a new 13-inch Macbook Pro. And they all have a significant detail in common—a new keyboard. Apple is getting rid of the Butterfly keyboard that everyone hated in favor of the new Magic keyboard. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Competing with Disney+ and Quibi, Supreme Court launches streaming service

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It’s a tough media world out there, and few institutions have been spared the transformations underway thanks to the internet. With Disney+ and Netflix posting records streaming numbers, and Quibi posting numbers that are perhaps a wee bit more bite-sized than some execs might have hoped, the competition has become fierce for audiences in our locked-down world. Quibi gains 300K launch day downloa

With new 13-inch MacBook Pro, Apple waves goodbye to the butterfly keyboard

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The 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro [credit: Apple ] The oft-criticized butterfly keyboard design is now a part of Apple’s past. With today's newly updated MacBook Pro, which also improves performance and increases storage, Apple has removed the oft-criticized butterfly keyboard from its lineup once and for all. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro can ship equipped with Intel’s 10th generation processors. It ha

'Vader Immortal' comes to PlayStation VR this summer

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You won’t need to don an Oculus headset to play Vader Immortal in the near future. ILMxLAB has revealed that the episodic Star Wars virtual reality game will be available for PlayStation VR sometime this summer. There isn’t much news as to what (if anything) has changed on a technical level for the title, but you at least won’t have to buy it piece by piece. All three episodes and Lightsaber Dojo

Google Home smart speaker deal sees price tag plummet

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Google’s first-generation Google Home smart speaker has had an unexpected price cut, with the Assistant-powered gadget now matching the Google Nest Mini in a promotion. Launched back in late 2016, the original Google Home may have looked like an air freshener, but it actually kick-started the company’s growing smart home line-up. Today, that’s been brought under the Nest brand, and … Continue rea

Apple's 10.2-inch iPad drops to $250 at Best Buy

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Best Buy is discounting a bunch of Apple gear in a new shopping event . The retailer is dropping the price on select Apple products, including the 10.2-inch iPad ($80 off), HomePod ($100 off) and Apple Watch Series 5 ($100 off). Shop Best Buy’s Apple event Buy 10.2-inch iPad at Best Buy - $250 The most noteworthy deal is undoubtedly the 10.2-inch iPad , which is currently on sale for $250. That’s

oncanvas: Reading Is Fun!, Keith Haring, 1988 lithograph in...

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oncanvas : Reading Is Fun! , Keith Haring, 1988 lithograph in colors 33 x 23.5 in. (83.82 x 59.69 cm)

Michelle Obama's 'Becoming' Netflix documentary gets a trailer that will probably make you cry

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Michelle Obama's bestselling memoir Becoming separated the story of her life into three sections: Becoming Me, Becoming Us, and Becoming More. The Netflix documentary Becoming consists of footage taken from her 34-city book tour, and going by this first trailer the focus seems very much on "Becoming More." In brief flashes of footage, Obama speaks to young women in small rooms, sits in front of a

How Much Energy Does It Take to Blow Up a Planet?

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From Alderaan to Kijimi, Sith lords sure do love to blast planets to smithereens. So how powerful are *Star Wars*’ doomsday weapons anyway?

AWS engineer Tim Bray resigns from Amazon following worker firings

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As many Amazon workers called out sick for a May Day Strike, Tim Bray was spending his final day at the company. The VP and distinguished Engineer at Amazon Web Services announced today that May 1 was his final day with the retail giant, citing Amazon’s firings of vocally critical employees. Likely most notable for being a co-author of XML, Bray spent more than five years with the company, follow

Data shows which tech roles might be most vulnerable amid layoffs

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Layoffs are having a big impact on industries across the board due to COVID-19. This week alone news came out of massive cuts for TripAdvisor, Lyft , and reportedly Juu l and Uber . But according to data tracker , the cuts have affected certain job roles more than others. Sales and customer success roles are the most affected by post-coronavirus startup layoffs, crowd-sourced data sho

Tech stocks open lower ahead of another busy earnings week

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The optimism that confounded many in April may be slipping in May, as stocks fell during Friday’s trading session and are down again this morning. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite is off 0.55% this morning, putting it 13% off its record highs set this year, but also up 29% from its 52-week lows it set directly following those highs. Niching down to SaaS and cloud stocks, the Bessemer-Nasdaq cloud

Will Social Distancing Finally Give Us An Orderly Deplaning Process?

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When planes pull up to the gate passengers unbuckle their seat belts, not waiting for the captain to turn off the seat belt sign. Then everyone begins to jump up, and get into the aisle. Everyone crames body-to-body in the aisle. They've been cramped into airline seats for the duration of the flight, and strangely decide to cramp themselves even closer together in the aisle. United Airlines has a

Miss cruising? Stream these 13 movies and shows to get your cruise ship fix

The Points Guy / 5h
Are you a hardcore cruising fan? We wouldn’t blame you for being a bit down. The complete shutdown of cruising since March due to the coronavirus pandemic is keeping you away from your favorite floating hideaways, and it doesn’t look like you’ll be back at sea anytime soon. That said, you’re not completely cut off from your favorite ships — you still can see them in movies and in television shows

Why I caved and finally bought a 4K Blu-ray player

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I didn't need a 4K Blu-ray player. Not really. For one, I've written extensively that the platform is pretty much dead in the water since it launched in 2016. And then there's the fact that I already have an Xbox One X for playing 4K Blu-ray discs. Yet, as the days blurred into weeks (and perhaps months) under quarantine, I felt like that business cat meme : "I should buy a 4K Blu-ray player." Tr

We're getting a new, long-rumored 'Twilight' book this summer

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The long-promised Twilight novel from Edward Cullen's point of view will finally be published this summer . Author Stephenie Meyer revealed the news Monday on Good Morning America and on her website, which froze from traffic as fans scrambled to check it after a countdown. JUST IN: 15 years after the first novel in the “Twilight” saga was released, author Stephenie Meyer is bringing readers back

How to Show Your Teacher Appreciation This Week

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It strikes me as more than a little ironic how the most appreciation we’ve ever had for our kids’ teachers is during a time in which none of them are even in a classroom. During this pandemic, we’ve had the slightest taste of what teachers do all day, every day—wrangle with short attention spans, irritated… Read more...

Southwest Airlines CEO Says It’s Safe To Fly

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Airlines are in a tricky position when it comes to the messaging around the safety of flying. Southwest Airlines’ CEO seems to think it’s totally safe to fly again, going so far as to say that planes are as safe of an environment as anywhere. Southwest Airlines CEO says it’s safe to fly Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly appeared on “Face the Nation” yesterday, and the interview started off with a

The New Mutants Gives Us a Wild Look at Its Demonic Villain

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Josh Gad is ruling himself out of another Disney live-action role. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are teaming up for an animated movie about the monster hunting gig economy. The next DC animated movie sets up a stellar cast. Plus, what’s to come on Vagrant Queen and Supergirl , a glimpse of The 100 's final opening… Read more...

In the End, The Clone Wars Asks Us—and Itself—to Let Go

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Twelve years. A movie . Seven seasons. A death ( or two ), and a return . It feels like it’s been a lifetime since Star Wars: The Clone Wars asked us to welcome it into our hearts and the galaxy far, far away. We have changed, and so has Clone Wars , and now it’s the show’s turn to ask us to let it go, this time for good. Read more...

Galaxy Z Flip 2 could have three cameras but a larger cover display

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DxOMark’s verdict on the Galaxy Z Flip phone is out and its message is pretty clear. It’s good enough but not what you’d expect from a $1,400 phone. Of course, Samsung never really splurged on the foldable phone’s cameras and left it rather ill-equipped to compete with other high-end flagships. The next Galaxy Z Flip might rise up to the … Continue reading

After Months of Teasing, the New 13-inch MacBook Pro Is Finally Here

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It’s finally here. After some murmurs on Twitter this morning that today was the day, Apple dropped a refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro, complete with new Magic Keyboard and a bump to its specs. Read more...

Equity Monday: Intel covets Moovit, two early stage rounds, and Uber’s earnings

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Good morning and welcome back to TechCrunch’s Equity Monday , a jumpstart for your week. Equity had a busy last few days, so to help you catch up: Friday’s episode was a lot of fun (Duolingo, Figma, OMERS, and aquafaba), and we also dropped an Equity Shot on Saturday , digging into the first major technology earnings week. But this morning we were busy digging through what’s happened over the las

How to Change Your Hulu Plan

How-To Geek / 5h
There are quite a few different plans you can select from when it comes to Hulu. From live TV, ad-less streaming, and several premium channels that you can add on, there’s something on Hulu for everyone. Here’s how you can change your Hulu plan to have everything you want. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

What credit score do you need to get the CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard?

The Points Guy / 5h
Citi is a TPG advertising partner. The CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® is the card I’ve added to my wallet most recently . If you’re also considering applying for it, you may be uncertain whether you have a high enough credit score to be approved. Let’s look at what it takes to get approved for this small-business rewards credit card . Stay up to date on how the nov

The Westworld Finale Whiffed It Hard

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Turns out while violent pleasures have violent ends, Westworld ’s season three finale was a violent end that had very little pleasure in it. That is, if you were hoping for something more than a basic sci-fi action flick. It turns out everything the show has been building up these past seven episodes is nothing much at… Read more...

New 3D metal printer uses LED light source

SlashGear / 5h
Researchers at Graz University of Technology have created a new type of 3D printer that uses LED instead of laser sources for additive manufacturing of metal parts. The new 3D printer can optimize 3D metal printing for construction time, metal powder consumption, device costs, and post-processing work. The team behind the 3D printer has applied for a patent on the … Continue reading

New 13-inch MacBook Pro (2020) – How to choose wisely

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Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro follows its bigger sibling with an improved keyboard and an uptick in performance, but there’s a bigger decision to be made than just screen size. The 2020 refresh of the smaller MacBook Pro creates two distinct tiers within the 13-inch screen size, and the differences between them are arguably more obvious than ever. Here’s what … Continue reading

Here’s The Next Big ‘Passengers Behaving Badly’ Conflict We’re About To See

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With airlines beginning to require passengers to wear face masks on board, we're about to see a new conflict, because people are just as awful as they used to be. It's just that there are fewer of them flying. When American Airlines debated internally whether to require passengers to wear masks, or merely encourage them to (including by providing the masks), the argument that ultimately gave way

VanMoof S3 and X3 Review: Ready for Any Commute

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I gave this e-bike a 130-mile tour of NYC’s fender-shaking streets, parks, and potholes.

Coronavirus Guide: Symptoms, Testing, Treatment, and Economics

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Everything we know about Covid-19, from avoiding the virus to caring for your loved ones, with regular updates.

How to Copy Your Photos from Facebook to Google Photos

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Google’s photo platform is superior to Facebook’s. Even though it’s just as free to use—with a few limitations —it’s infinitely better for organizing your photos and finding specific shots by name, time, date, or the people within them. Besides, decoupling your photos from your social media account allows you to take a… Read more...

How to Add a Website to Your Android Home Screen

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Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox on Android allow you to place quick access links to the websites and web apps that you access most frequently. Here’s how to create a shortcut and add it to your device. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Desired State Configuration (DSC): It’s Easier Than You Think

How-To Geek / 6h
Have you ever thought about trying out DSC but felt like the learning curve is too steep? Or perhaps you never saw yourself ever using it in production, so you didn’t bother? Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Theragun’s new massage devices have Bluetooth and run quieter

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Percussive therapy guns are all over Instagram and the rest of the internet, but Theragun was one of the first to break out. For a while, it’s offered a range of devices that covered several price points -- even if none of them were exactly cheap. The company, now known as Therabody, is launching its fourth-generation family of massage tools, including an entirely new, smaller, cheaper Theragun m

Hackers Are Likely Responsible For The Last Of Us Part II Leak

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Last weekend’s shocking leak of footage from The Last Of Us Part II was likely committed by hackers who exploited a security vulnerability in prior Naughty Dog games, according to a person who said they were familiar with the hack. Kotaku has confirmed some of the details with a second source who is familiar with how… Read more...

Poynter Institute launches WhatsApp chatbot to debunk coronavirus-related hoaxes

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You can now debunk thousands of coronavirus-related hoaxes with a few texts on WhatsApp . Poynter Institute, a non-profit organization that supports journalism, today launched a bot on the Facebook -owned service that will allow people across the globe to debunk over 4,000 hoaxes surrounding the pandemic such as whether the infectious disease originated in a lab in Wuhan, China. (A belief popular

Yelp is making it easier for businesses to highlight their virtual services

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As businesses struggle to reinvent themselves in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Yelp is launching new features to help highlight these changes. For one thing, it’s adding a new information category called virtual service offerings, which will allow businesses to showcase the fact that they’re providing things like virtual consultations, classes, tours and performances. Then anyone browsing Y

Customer journey hijacking prevention tool Namogoo acquires Personali for its behavioural analytics

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Namogoo , the Israel-based company that has developed a solution for e-commerce and other online enterprises to prevent “customer journey hijacking,” has acquired behavioural analytics company Personali. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although we understand the Personali is joining Namogoo . Described as a “strategic acquisition,” Personali — which was founded in 2011 and had raised $15 mi

Up To 15% Cash Back (Or 15x Amex Points) With Rakuten

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Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points or cash back in addition to the rewards you’d earn for credit card spending. Whenever I make an online purchase I always check to see which shopping portal has the best bonus. Rakuten has just introduced a new bonus on purcha

Why United’s recent changes have me reconsidering going for top-tier status

The Points Guy / 6h
Airlines are fighting for survival . With passengers under stay-at-home orders and borders closed , there’s nowhere to go. And even if there was, people aren’t going to be nearly as comfortable as they used to be while traveling. Who wants to sit next to someone who could get them sick? When was the last time this tray table was cleaned ? With near-zero demand for travel, carriers worldwide are b

Apple launches 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard, new processor

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Apple launched a new version of its 13-inch MacBook Pro with an upgraded keyboard, processor, and storage. The new laptop has a 1.4GHz, quad-core, 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor, which can be upgraded to a 2.0GHz, quad-core, 10th generation Intel Core i5 processor. It starts with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. There's also a version with 16GB or 32GB of RAM, and up to 4TB of SSD storage

The 13-inch MacBook Pro gets Apple’s much-improved keyboard

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Following in the footsteps of the MacBook Air and 16-inch Pro, Apple’s 13-inch Pro model is finally getting the company’s much improved keyboard. It’s probably not enough reason for recent MacBook buyers to upgrade, but could well be the thing that pushes the indecisive over the edge. To sweeten the pot, the new laptop gets the standard spread of upgrades here. There are new 10th gen Intel proces

Bentley Styling Specification adds lots of carbon fiber options

SlashGear / 6h
Bentley has announced that customers can add the Styling Specification that brings “Extra Sporting Edge” to the Continental GT, Continental GT Convertible, or Bentayga. Bentley says that the Styling Specification tidbits are crafted by hand to exact tolerances. Styling Specification includes a front bumper splitter, side skirts with special Bentley badges, rear diffuser, and boot lid spoiler in h

New 13-inch MacBook Pro gets Magic Keyboard and speed boost

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Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro, adding the Magic Keyboard from its 16-inch sibling, and giving the creator-favorite a performance boost inside. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro loses the controversial “butterfly” keys of the old ‘board, and in their place gets Apple’s latest scissor-switch based buttons which are expected to be more resilient over time. That addresses what was … Continue re

You Need More Green Stuff in Your Belly, Get Some With $20 off a NutriBullet

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NutriBullet 1200W Blender | $80 | Amazon

Apple's updated 13-inch MacBook Pro has a new keyboard

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Yes, the rumors were true: Apple has banished the butterfly keyboard once and for all. The company has introduced a refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro with the same basic Magic Keyboard and Touch Bar combo you’d find in its 16-inch counterpart . You can also expect 10th-generation Intel Core processors with boost speeds up to 4.1GHz, a minimum 256GB SSD (with a max of 4TB) and 16GB of RAM on some stoc

Why Does Spending Money Feel So Good?

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Assuming that you don’t have an infinite supply of money—assuming your supply of money is, like most personal money-supplies, limited, and closely-hoarded, and essential to your survival—then diminishing what you have in any way should be a painful undertaking. And yet blowing tons of cash on stuff you don’t need… Read more...

How to Quickly Enable or Disable AssistiveTouch on iPhone and iPad

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The AssistiveTouch feature on iPhone and iPad is a boon for accessibility. It gives you software shortcuts for hardware buttons and lets you customize gestures. If you use the AssistiveTouch feature frequently, here’s how to quickly enable or disable it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Lose Weight and Get Healthy With These Calorie Counting Apps

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Counting calories is a necessary part of dieting, but it doesn’t have to be a chore. Calorie counting apps make tracking your daily meals and exercise easy, and they include tons of helpful features that make getting healthier fun. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

TPG reader credit card question: Which credit cards should I use to buy household furnishings?

The Points Guy / 6h
Editor’s note: This article is part of a column to answer your toughest credit card questions. If you would like to ask us a question, tweet us at @thepointsguy , message us on Facebook or email us at As we all spend more time at home during the pandemic, some of us have decided that this is the perfect time to put all that HGTV inspiration to work. For some, that may be a

Immaculately detailed miniature rooms fit inside electrical sockets

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Mozu Studios , a Japanese artist who has worked with the likes of Wes Anderson, spent over six months carving incredibly intricate tiny replicas of prominent rooms in his life. Read more... More about Design , Japan , Replica , Wes Anderson , and Mozu Studios

Tiny spinobots use rat spinal cords to walk

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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created tiny biological robots that can make walking motions thanks to rat spinal cord segments. The tiny robots that the researchers developed called spinobots and are powered by rat muscle and spinal cord tissue on a soft 3D printing hydrogel skeleton. Past generations of the biological robots were able to move … Continue readin

Logitech's G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse is Super Responsive and Falls to $35

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Logitech G305 Lightspeed | $35 | Logitech | Use code LOGITECHGSAVE10 Read more...

African American woman crosses Woodward Avenue near S.S....

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African American woman crosses Woodward Avenue near S.S. Kresge 5 & 10 cent store at State Street, with other businesses down Woodward toward Grand River. Written on original glass negative envelope: “May 4, 1910.” Recorded on glass negative ledger: “LD/Streets-Woodward, W. State to Grand River looking north.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

What's New on Netflix the Week of May 4, 2020

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After last week’s influx of new content, this week is a light one when it comes to new Netflix content. That said, you will have a few new options this week. Read more...

HP's Omen gaming PCs get Intel's latest chips and a fresh design

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Gaming PCs from major vendors tend to get little respect from enthusiasts for a number of reasons, including lackluster designs that focus on cost-cutting and flashy-but-proprietary parts over functionality and raw speed. HP is betting it can change your mind with its redesigned Omen gaming desktops, though. The new Omen 25L and 30L (above) revolve around new cases that might not be as ostentatio

Samsung's Galaxy Book lineup is now available to buy

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Samsung’s Galaxy Book lineup, which heralds the arrival of QLED display tech in laptops, are available to buy starting today. As we described in our review today, the flagship of the lineup is the convertible, pen-equipped Galaxy Book Flex. It’s available with a Intel Core i7 processor, optional NVIDIA GPU and QLED display tech, which offers deep blacks and accurate colors much like OLED panels.

Galaxy Book Flex review: A pretty QLED laptop with a useful S Pen

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Samsung has had a troubled past as a laptop maker. Its ATIV, Notebook and Odyssey machines were underwhelming, and in the late 2010s the company consolidated its efforts into the Galaxy Book line. Instead of competing against the usual PC makers like Dell, HP, Lenovo and ASUS, Samsung focused on making more mobile-friendly machines. It prioritized thin-and-light designs and great displays, and it

The Galaxy Book Flex Is the Best Laptop Samsung Has Made in Years

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Over the last couple years, it felt like Samsung’s laptop division has been coasting. That’s because none of its laptops were outright bad, but, aside from a couple Chromebooks, nothing really stood out either. A big part of Samsung’s laptop woes has been a lack of identity. But in 2020, one of Samsung’s goals was to… Read more...

Flight review: What it’s like to fly Frontier Airlines, from Miami to Newark on the Airbus A320neo

The Points Guy / 7h
During the COVID-19 crisis, our team has temporarily ceased taking review trips. Instead, we have been publishing a selection of our most popular reviews from the past year. However, we have now resumed the publication of new, previously unpublished flight , hotel and lounge reviews, from trips taken before the lockdown. We hope this will help you choose once we’re all ready to start booking trip

Ubuntu 20.04: Welcome to the future, Linux LTS disciples

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Enlarge / Did everyone know that a fossa is a cat-like, carnivorous mammal endemic to Madagascar beforehand? Anyone else first misread it as "Fosse" and think choreography? This is most definitely the strangest spring in a very long time, with all sorts of event and hardware delays or outright cancellations . But one thing that has arrived right on schedule? The latest version of Ubuntu Linux. Ub

The Covid-19 Pandemic Shows the Virtues of Net Neutrality

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Network speeds are holding up despite the crush of internet traffic. Freed from rules, broadband providers have cut investment in their systems.

This Mental Health App Is Tailor-Made for Your Pandemic Woes

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Covid Coach, from the National Center for PTSD, offers exercises and resources for dealing with uncertainty, isolation, and unemployment.

How to Turn Your Phone into a Webcam (for Mac or Windows 10)

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Using an Android phone, iPhone, or iPad as a camera for your Zoom meetings is an easy and affordable way to be visibly present if you don't have a webcam.

Uber Eats exits seven markets, transfers one as part of competitive retooling

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Uber Eats is pulling out of a clutch of markets — shuttering its on-demand food offering in the Czech Republic, Egypt, Honduras, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay and Ukraine. It’s also transferring its Uber Eats business operations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Careem, its wholly owned ride-hailing subsidiary that’s mostly focused on the Middle East. “Consumers and restaurants using the Uber

Should You Use HDMI, DisplayPort, or USB-C for a 4K Monitor?

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If you’ve bought a new 4K monitor recently, you might have been puzzled by the array of ports on the back. HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C, and Thunderbolt are all commonplace now, but which is the best, and why? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Here's Everything Coming To Netflix This Week

How-To Geek / 7h
Animated films about arctic foxes, a new comedy special from Seinfield‘s Jerry Seinfield, and Michelle Obama’s new documentary are all coming to Netflix this week. Needless to say, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

The Best Travel Coffee Gear for the Perfect Brew No Matter Where You Are

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Great coffee is … essential. To me, it’s up there with fire, water, and shelter. And honestly, I’d often take it over shelter. But when you travel, whether home to your parents or on a long-distance flight, it can be hard to get the good stuff. Here’s what you need to bring—and brew—your own. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Ford Performance Kit for Mustang GT provides Bullitt power for less

SlashGear / 7h
Ford Performance is getting its hands dirty on specific performance upgrades for the Mustang GT. Not too long ago, Ford Performance gave the Ranger compact pickup a mild power boost. And now, the Mustang GT is receiving the same treatment with a new Ford Performance calibration kit. The upgrade starts at $1,275 before installation. For the money, your Mustang GT … Continue reading

United Airlines Plans To Lay Off More Than One Third Of Pilots

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United Airlines has just become the first major US airline to concretely lay out how they plan on laying off pilots… and it’s not pretty. United plans to “displace” 4,457 pilots While United can’t lay off any pilots until October 1 (as a condition of accepting CARES Act funding), the airline has made long term plans clear. This weekend United’s chief pilot sent a note to pilots outlining what the

Elon Musk wasn't kidding, he's actually selling his houses

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A few days ago, Elon Musk tweeted he intends to sell all of his real estate . Now, it appears as if he's actually doing it. "I am selling almost all physical possessions. Will own no house," the Tesla CEO tweeted on May 1. In a subsequent tweet, Musk specifically mentioned one of his houses, which used to belong to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory star Gene Wilder. The reason behind the sale

One Rental Car Company Wanted To Give Away Airline Miles To Encourage Throwaway Ticketing

View from the Wing / 7h
Ben Baldanza, who used to be CEO of Spirit Airlines, now has a podcast. He told a story about when he ran marketing for US Airways and a rental car company in Greensboro, North Carolina wanted to buy frequent flyer miles to reward their customers for throwaway ticketing on his airline. Continue reading ...

The Morning After: Kickstarter and COVID-19

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Tech companies around the world are facing the same difficulties in maintaining their businesses as everywhere else. Over the weekend, crowdfunding site Kickstarter has discussed layoffs as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages both projects and backers. The company has confirmed plans to cut a large portion of its workforce after the union representing Kickstarter employees said it had ratified a layoff

Billy Mitchell takes his Donkey Kong high-score cheating case to court

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Donkey Kong Enlarge / Mitchell rides an oversized Donkey Kong machine in the Citrus Bowl parade. (credit: Billy Mitchell / Twitter ) In April of 2018, the Twin Galaxies video game scoreboard announced its finding that well-known classic game score-chaser Billy Mitchell did not achieve his Donkey Kong high scores on unmodified arcade hardware, stripping him of all his accumulated records in the pr

LineageOS Android ROM servers hacked but code is secured and safe

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We often rely on our devices’ operating systems to keep us safe from malicious apps and people but what if the operating itself gets compromised behind people’s backs. That’s the almost nightmarish possibility that may go into some people’s heads whenever they think of security breaches that may happen or have already happened at places like Microsoft, Apple, or Google. … Continue reading

This is your last chance to save in Lego's Star Wars sale

Mashable / 7h
TL;DR: Lego is running a massive Star Wars Day sale, with deals available until midnight on May 4. Star Wars Day only comes around once a year, so we recommend making the most of it by shopping and saving on merch. Loads of brands celebrate the day with special events and deals, which is great news for fans of the franchise. It's worth taking some time to check out everything that's on offer, but

McAfee offers more than just antivirus software

21Mashable / 7h
TL;DR: A one-year subscription to McAfee Total Protection is on sale for £34.99, saving you 50% on list price. Fraudsters are exploiting the spread of coronavirus in order to carry out cybercrime , so it's important to defend yourself and your family against the latest virus, malware, spyware, and ransomware attacks. Fortunately there are absolutely loads of services out there that can boost your

Largest amount of microplastics ever found on ocean floor

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

American Airlines Selling Miles For 1.79 Cents Each

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This isn’t the time to buy miles speculatively. However, for those essential travelers looking for last minute flights, or for those planning way in advance, buying miles at a discount could be worth considering. That’s why I’ll keep covering deals to buy points as they arise, even though I think a vast majority of people shouldn’t be buying miles right now. American AAdvantage constantly has pro

Amid a Pandemic, Magic Spoon Eats Cake

100+Wired / 8h
The Instagram-friendly DTC startup wanted to be the Warby Parker of cereal. One year in, the company says business in booming.

Will Covid-19 Go Away In the Summer and Return in the Fall?

500+Wired / 8h
Researchers want to know if the disease is seasonal, like colds. But while heat and humidity harm the virus in the lab, that’s not the same as real life.

Covid-19 Spurs a Road Repair Boom—and Threatens a Bust

95Wired / 8h
Empty highways clear the way for speedier construction projects, but loss of fuel taxes could bring them to a halt.

Today's Cartoon: Soothing Videos

77Wired / 8h
Anyone who wants ASMR can get ASMR.

How Mobile Passport actually slowed down our entry into the country

The Points Guy / 8h
Today I want to share a story from TPG reader Colin , who ended up stuck in line because he tried to use two different expedited security programs at once: Returning from Sydney (SYD) into Los Angeles (LAX), even though my wife and I have Global Entry, I thought I’d be smart and make a Mobile Passport submission. That way we could hedge our bets and use whichever entry method had the shorter line

Aston Martin Valkyrie’s Cosworth V12 pumps out 1,000HP with no turbos

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The Aston Martin Valkyrie is the purest expression of F1 technology in a street-legal road car. It also has a bespoke 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated Cosworth V12 producing 1,000 horsepower. It has no turbochargers, superchargers, or any type of forced-induction system. This Cosworth V12 is perhaps the last of the breed, which in turn makes the Aston Martin Valkyrie doubly special. But … Continue r

Uber drivers and passengers will have to wear face masks in the U.S., report says

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Read more... More about Uber , Lyft , Coronavirus , Covid 19 , and Tech

How to Reduce Microphone Background Noise on a PC

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Whether you’re video conferencing with colleagues, chatting with friends, or recording content for public consumption, audio recording quality is always important. Here’s how to get a crisp, clear, audio recording and minimize background noise on a Windows PC. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Expo 2020 Dubai postponed for one year

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Apple Watch detected a heart condition that a hospital ECG missed

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Many smart devices today, both wearables like smartwatches and even smartphones, are equipped with sensors that not only track our physical activities but can also be used to measure things like heart rate or blood oxygen levels. More often than not, manufacturers advise people to always defer to a professional for medical advice and that these readings shouldn’t be taken … Continue reading

Celebrate Star Wars Day with a big saving

20Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is on sale for £29.99 on Amazon, saving you 21% on list price. This is a special day for fans of Star Wars , and everyone will have a different way of celebrating. Some dedicated followers will be rewatching all of the movies and shows from the franchise, and others will be shopping for new merchandise. There is some good news for anyone falling into the second

The biggest differences between Hulu's 'Normal People' and Sally Rooney's book

Mashable / 9h
Hulu’s Normal People is exquisite. The scripting, the casting, the attention to detail — as far as adaptations go, the series is a book lover’s dream. With lines pulled straight from the page and iconic moments recreated perfectly, Sally Rooney fans couldn’t have asked for a more loyal retelling of the love story that broke our hearts. To paraphrase Connell himself, “I’m not a religious person, b

NASA created music using a Hubble photograph

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

India's biggest mobile carrier left COVID-19 self-test data unsecured

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Jio, the Indian mobile giant Facebook just bought a 9.9 percent stake in , may be at the center of its own privacy snafu. According to TechCrunch , the company didn’t secure a database connected to a COVID-19 symptom checker it launched in March. Security researcher Anurag Sen found this database, and alerted our sister publication, who then passed on the information to Jio. The database containe

Airbus to deploy 'game-changing' bomb-sniffing sensors at airports

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Airbus plans to test an “electronic nose” device that uses biological cells to mimic what bomb-sniffing dogs can do, reports the Financial Times . The company will deploy jellyfish-shaped sensors, developed by Silicon Valley startup Koniku , in several airport screening tunnels later in 2020. The technology uses silicon processors bolstered by living cells. ”We have developed a technology that is

Everything you've wanted to learn about money in one cheap course

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TL;DR: Learn how to better manage your finances with this 9-course guide to recession-proofing your finances for $31, a 98% savings as of May 4. It's pretty fair to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every single person at least in some way when it comes to its social impact. But what about its economic impact ? From the stock market crash to the influx of unemployment claims , the coron

If you work internationally, this translation tool is a must-have

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TL;DR: Get a lifetime subscription to the LingvaNex Translator for $79.99, an 80% savings as of May 4. When a language barrier is present, it makes things like creating marketing briefs, pitch decks, contracts, and other business materials extra complicated. But a subscription to LingvaNex Translator can eliminate that barrier altogether. This top-rated tool can translate text, voice, images, web

This mini thermal printer can seriously up your scrapbooking game

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TL;DR: Edit and print pretty much anything you want with this Mini Magic Wireless Photo Printer for $59.99, a 64% savings as of May 4. You know what's a nice, soothing hobby? Scrapbooking. It can be a great way to spark some creativity and kill some time. You'll just need the right tools to get you started. This Mini Magic Wireless Photo Printer is a great way to piece together everything from te

A lifetime subscription to this remote meeting platform is just $50

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TL;DR: Discover a new kind of team meeting with a lifetime subscription to Meetquo Remote Meeting Platform for $49.99, a 97% savings as of May 4. Okay, be honest: how productive are your Zoom, Hangouts, and "House Party" meetings, really? Between everyone complaining about being stuck indoors, kids arguing in the background, and lagging WiFi connections making attendees miss every other word, it'

This VPN is giving away extra months of protection for free

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TL;DR: A three-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for $2.75 per month as of May 4, saving you 79% on list price. We have no interest in picking favorites, and we're not going to tell you what to invest in. We will however point you in the direction of services that represent great value for your money, like CyberGhost VPN. This popular VPN provider offers over 6,000 servers worldwide,

Amazon, Flipkart, Ola and Uber begin to resume their services in India

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E-commerce firms Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart, and ride-hailing giants Ola and Uber are partially resuming their services in India after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government eased some restrictions late last week to revive economic activity that’s been stalled since the stringent stay-at-home orders were imposed across the nation in late March. The companies said in their statements that th

Oxwash bags $1.7M for a cleaner spin on laundry

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Oxwash , a UK-based laundry startup that’s aiming to disrupt traditional but environmentally costly washing and dry-cleaning processes by using ozone to sterilize fabrics at lower temperatures, along with electric cargo bikes for hyper local pick ups and deliveries, has bagged a £1.4 million (~$1.7M) seed. Backers in the funding round include TrueSight Ventures, Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter),

Halley’s Comet dust to treat us to a meteor shower

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Africa Roundup: Visa connects to M-Pesa, Flutterwave enters e-commerce

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It seems the demand for Safaricom’s M-Pesa payment product never eases. Since its 2007 launch in Kenya, the fintech app has commanded over 70% of the mobile money market in that country. When COVID-19 hit the East African nation of 53 million in March, the Kenyan Central Bank turned to M-Pesa as a public health tool to reduce use of cash. And last month, one of the world’s financial services gian

Tesla has applied for a license to become a UK energy provider

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Tesla has applied for a licence to become an energy provider in the UK, according to the Telegraph . That means it might bring its lithium-ion PowerPack battery technology to Britain, much as it did with its 100 megawatt Hornsdale PowerPack installation in South Australia. It may also be a way for the company to introduce a platform called Autobidder that allows renewable power suppliers to aggre

Watch a ton of famous women beat the crap out of each other for 5 minutes

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Today in stay-at-home entertainment: celebrities and stunt people beating the crap out of each other from a safe social distance. The #QuarantineFightChallenge has been keeping stunt performers from climbing