Friday, May 15, 2020

TPS Consulting Friday Evening Edition


Sorrento finds a coronavirus antibody that blocks viral infection 100% in preclinical lab experiments

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Therapeutics company Sorrento has made what it believes could be a breakthrough in potential treatment of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that leads to COVID-19. The company released details of its preclinical research on Friday, announcing that it has found an antibody that provides “100% inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection of healthy cells after four days incubation.” The results are from a preclini

An R2-D2 Robot Vacuum Is Exactly the Chore Droid I'm Looking For

91KGizmodo / 13h
It’s staggering to think that Matthew Scott Hunter came up with a way to combine his love of clean floors and Star Wars before the marketing teams at Disney, Lucasfilm, and iRobot did. Using random household items he turned his functional robot vacuum into an Artoo unit that roams and cleans his home. Read more...

Intel’s 10th Gen CPUs: What’s New, and Why It Matters

400+How-To Geek / 16h
Intel rose to AMD’s Ryzen 3000 challenge with its recent announcement of new 10th generation desktop processors. Dubbed Comet Lake-S, these CPUs bring a slew of improvements and a few surprising new features. Here’s what’s so great about them, and why PC builders, or anyone looking at prebuilt desktops, should consider one for their next rig. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

WSJ: Google will 'likely' face antitrust lawsuits later this year

80Engadget / 1h
For nearly a year there have been reports about the Justice Department investigating Google for antitrust violations when it comes to search and advertising. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports it’s “likely” that the DoJ and state attorneys general will bring antitrust lawsuits against Google later this year, possibly by the summer. The specifics of the possible cases are unclear, including whet

Nvidia reveals most powerful AI system ever

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Nvidia has unveiled the third generation of the world's most advanced AI system with the launch of its new Nvidia DGX A100. The DGX A100 can deliver five petaflops of AI performance as it consolidates the power and capabilities of an entire data center into a single platform for the first time. The system is available now and the first order has already shipped out to the US Department of Energy'

With pandemic-era acquisitions, big tech is back in the antitrust crosshairs

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With many major sectors totally frozen and reeling from losses, tech’s biggest players are proving themselves to be the exception to the rule yet again. On Friday, Facebook confirmed its plans to buy Giphy , a popular gif search engine, in a deal believed to be worth $400 million. Facebook has indicated it wants to forge new developer and content relationships for Giphy, but what the world’s larg

J.K. Rowling is four cocktails in and talking trash about Bitcoin

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J.K. Rowling has been drinking a lot and you'd better believe she has some thoughts on Bitcoin. Noted TERF and author of The Cuckoo’s Calling , Rowling decided Friday was the perfect time to learn about the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. And so, like any celebrity who wants to start her day off with a ray of positivity, she hopped on Twitter to engage . "I don’t understand bitcoin," Rowling tweeted to C

When will casinos reopen?

The Points Guy / 2h
At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing. Before booking that next trip, we recommend you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions . TPG is continuing to publish deals, reviews and general travel news to inf

Epic Games' New Unreal Engine 5 Looks Pretty Incredible

80Wired / 2h
The game engine won't be released until next year, but man it looks nice.

Everything You Can and Can't Do with Facebook's New Avatars

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I hate rollouts. I really do. Whenever a company announces some new, awesome feature, but drops the phrase “rolling out” into the description, I can’t tell you how annoyed I get. Invariably, it means I have to wait a week or more to try something out while seeing everyone I know get their special access before me. Read more...

U.S. Is Said to Plan to File Antitrust Charges Against Google

200+NYT > Technology / 2h
The case may be joined by state attorneys general in what would be one of the biggest antitrust actions by the United States since the late 1990s.

The Best True Wireless Earbuds That Won't Break the Bank

Gizmodo / 3h
When Apple killed the headphone jack and introduced AirPods , they changed the earbud game forever. Today, “true wireless” earbuds have trickled down to the budget realm, and the market is flooded with affordable alternatives. Read more...

Fortnite phone booth glitch causes players to ‘pray’ when knocked

SlashGear / 3h
Sometimes the bugs that appear in Fortnite are annoying and other times they are quite interesting. The latest one, which involves the red phone booths scattered throughout the map, falls in the latter category. Players have discovered that if you get knocked by an opponent or the storm while inside of the changing booth, you’ll emerge from it ‘praying.’ The … Continue reading

Amazon Makes No Promises on Bezos Testimony

100+NYT > Technology / 3h
The company said it would be happy to send someone to testify. But it never mentions Jeff Bezos.

The Best True Wireless Earbuds That Won't Break the Bank

Lifehacker / 3h
When Apple killed the headphone jack and introduced AirPods , they changed the earbud game forever. Today, “true wireless” earbuds have trickled down to the budget realm, and the market is flooded with affordable alternatives. Read more...

Yes, Ben Schlappig Should Travel To Iceland In June. Why Do You Ask?

21View from the Wing / 3h
Ben Schlappig, known as Lucky from the One Mile at a Time blog is contemplating a trip to Iceland next month and the way he frames the discussion, and the ensuing comments, are a fascinating sociological study in how people are reacting to the coronavirus pandemic and travel. He's talking about visiting Iceland - which plans to welcome visitors starting June 15, with COVID-19 testing on arrival .

Microsoft open-sources its coronavirus threat intelligence

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Cybercriminals continue to use the coronavirus as a lure to launch cyberattacks against both businesses and individuals which is why Microsoft has decided to open source its Covid-19 threat intelligence. By sharing information that provides a more complete view of hackers' shifting techniques, the entire security intelligence community can be more proactive in protecting, detecting and defending

Kevin Rose on health apps, crypto and how founders get through this time with their sanity intact

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Kevin Rose has been in the spotlight since co-founding the early social news aggregation site Digg in late 2004. A genial whiz kid turned serial entrepreneur, he has since become as well-known for launching a whole lot of slickly designed products, some of them out of his startup incubator Milk (later acquired by Google), and North, an incubator that would later lead him to a site for watch enthu

NASA’s ‘Artemis Accords’ set forth new and old rules for outer space cooperation

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NASA’s plan to return to the Moon is ambitious enough on its own, but the agency is aiming to modernize international cooperation in space in the process. Today it published a summary of the “Artemis Accords,” a new set of voluntary guidelines that partner nations and organizations are invited to join to advance the cause of exploration and industry globally. Having no national affiliation or sov

Game devs hold virtual meeting from hell in Mythic Quest: Quarantine teaser

29Ars Technica / 3h
Teaser for Mythic Quest: Quarantine dropping next week on Apple TV+. With production temporarily halted on so many films and television shows, casts and crews are getting creative about bringing new content to all the people fighting off ennui while sheltering in place. Late night hosts are putting together mini-talk shows from home, the main cast of Parks and Recreation virtually reunited for a

How spending on credit cards can help you get elite status — even during a pandemic

The Points Guy / 4h
Editor’s note: At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing. Before booking that next trip, we recommend you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions. TPG is continuing to publish deals, reviews and general trav

Spotify web player support for Safari browser finally returns

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A few years ago, Spotify suddenly dropped support for the Safari browser, forcing macOS users to either listen to their favorite music using a different browser or the Mac Spotify app. That has quietly changed in recent days, users have noticed, once again giving Safari users the option of streaming music, podcasts, and other content directly through Apple’s web browser. … Continue reading

TPG Reader Hall of Fame: A ski-lovers honeymoon to Japan worth $37,000+ with points and miles

The Points Guy / 4h
Editor’s note: At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing. Before booking that next trip, we recommend you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions. TPG is continuing to publish deals, reviews and general trav

How To Keep Playing When Sun Glare Won't Quit

100+Lifehacker / 4h
Ever tried to play Control on a sunny day? Though Remedy Entertainment’s third-person shooter is a terrific game it’s also a dark one, both literally and thematically. Trying to gun down Hiss in full view of a sunny window is like trying to look at a solar eclipse without protective eyewear. It won’t work, you might… Read more...

myFICO credit monitoring service — Is it worth the money?

The Points Guy / 4h
These days, there are a lot of products online claiming to help you monitor (and sometimes even improve) your credit score. While some of these paid services are a scam, there are a few that provide a real service to individuals who want a deeper look at their credit report and identity theft insurance. But are these plans worth it? If you have a credit card, it’s likely that you have access to a

Discord Becomes an Even Better Zoom Alternative For Gamers with the Addition of 1-Button Video Chat

Gizmodo / 4h
Discord has already taken a few steps to help people stay connected during The Quarantine, but with its latest update, Discord may have just given gamers a true replacement for competing video chat apps like Zoom, Hangouts, and others. Read more...

Valve opens 'Half-Life: Alyx' level editing tools to the community

100+Engadget / 4h
The debut of Half-Life: Alyx has already added more than a million new VR users to Steam , and now comes the next step: mods. The game’s latest update brings beta support for the Steam Workshop so users can add their own levels, textures, animations and more, as well as browse the content produced by others. This initial release includes tools like Source Filmmaker and Hammer, the latest Source 2

11 million tests in 10 days: Wuhan lines up after COVID-19 cluster

100+Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / Medical workers take swab samples from residents (L) to be tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus, in a street in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on May 15, 2020. - Authorities in the pandemic ground zero of Wuhan have ordered mass COVID-19 testing for all 11 million residents after a new cluster of cases emerged over the weekend. (credit: Getty | STR ) Chinese officials have begun

How to watch The Blacklist season 7 finale online from anywhere

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The Blacklist is one of the longest running crime dramas on TV and today it's set to finish off its seventh run, with an eighth season already renewed. Without further ado, here's how to watch The Blacklist season 7 finale online for free - and from anywhere in the world, no less. Spoiler alert: anyone who isn't fully up-to-date with The Blacklist season 7 may find unwanted surprises below. If th

Discord adds new Server Video feature on web, desktop, and iOS

SlashGear / 5h
Discord has rolled out a new Server Video feature that makes it easier for friends to stay connected despite the pandemic. With Server Video, Discord says that users can participate in what is essentially a drop-in, drop-out conversation, eliminating the hassle of starting a private video chat with someone. Users can, among other things, Go Live and Video Chat simultaneously. … Continue reading

Buying Giphy Gives Facebook a New Window Into Its Rivals

100+Wired / 5h
The social media giant acquires another rich source of data, this time in the form of the internet’s favorite GIF library.

Google's Chrome browser will block battery-draining, data-guzzling ads

56Mashable / 5h
Google is working to make the Chrome browser shut down ads that drain your device’s battery life or needlessly consume your internet’s bandwidth. The scale of the problem is pretty minor, affecting 0.3 percent of all the ads on the internet, according to Chrome Product Manager Marshall Vale. Nevertheless, these intrusive ads can hog system resources without your knowledge. “These ads (such as tho

Quasi-unhackable VPN technology comes to market but you can't buy it

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ADVA has announced that it will play a key role in a unique research initiative with the aim of extending post-quantum security to VPN networks. The Quantum-Secure VPN Modules and Operation Modes (QuaSiModO) project will utilize the company's ADVA FSP 150 with ConnectGuard Ethernet encryption to test new quantum-resistant algorithms in the packet domain to develop viable security solutions capabl

Dreaming of an African safari: How I’ll book my bucket-list trip to Tanzania on miles and points

26The Points Guy / 5h
With our feet planted firmly on the ground lately, the TPG team has had plenty of time to dream about traveling again. For me, there are the usual summer plans, like getting back to the Big Apple , lazing on a beach in Spain or going to Denmark for dinner . But with all this time to think and plan , I’ve been dreaming of something much bigger. A bucket-list trip to Tanzania. For more dream trips

An Alien War Took Over Grand Theft Auto V. It Could End Tonight

300+Wired / 5h
A month-long battle between gangs of green and purple aliens has spilled beyond GTA V's boundaries.

Facebook buys GIF-maker Giphy to add to Instagram team

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Giphy will join Instagram's team and its library will be integrated into Facebook's platforms

Dead Drop: Keep the UFO News Cycle Coming

100+Gizmodo / 5h
The internet is piecing together an alleged UFO crash landing in Brazil on Wednesday, with convincing evidence. Here’s a Reddit thread , a Twitter video at night, a Twitter video in the daytime, and even a close-up YouTube video of the suspected spacecraft on Earth—although, upon further soul-crushing inspection, the… Read more...

All your reaction GIFs now belong to Facebook, as it buys Giphy for $400M

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Enlarge / Ironically, their logo is static, not animated. (credit: Giphy) Seven years ago, Facebook claimed not to support the 21st century's new favorite communication tool, the animated GIF. Oh, how times have changed: Today, Facebook's newest acquisition is one of the Internet's most popular GIF hosting sites. Facebook is making Giphy part of the Instagram team , the company said today. Axios,

Have Couple's Sexy Time With a Hard-To-Resist Vibrator Bundle

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Couples Sex Toy Bundle | $49 | Ella Paradis Read more...

DOOM Eternal’s latest update has some PC players furious

SlashGear / 5h
Bethesda and id Software have pushed update 1 out to DOOM Eternal, adding new features like empowered demons, echelon leveling, and a new Precious Metals event. In fact, between these new features, a slew of balance changes, and a bunch of fixes, this update adds a lot. Unfortunately, there are many players who are upset by one of the features … Continue reading

That Night In Fargo When I Changed The Letters On The Sign In Front Of My Hotel

View from the Wing / 5h
There was a double wedding at the hotel, 'congratulations Kim and Don, Barry and whomever' After about 10 minutes we had our master stroke, or at least what seemed like genius to a bunch of 17 year olds away from home, out of state, and full of themselves. We went back downstairs, stood on each others' shoulders, and changed the sign. Continue reading ...

Alcoholism drug linked to ‘dramatic’ weight loss in obesity study

73SlashGear / 6h
A new study has linked an old school drug used to treat alcoholism with rapid weight loss and protective effects in obese mice, hinting at a potential new treatment for obesity. The research comes from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging, which found that mice given the medication disulfiram lost weight much faster than mice that only … Continue reading

Pharma Company Claims to Find Part of COVID-Fighting Cocktail

100+Futurism / 6h
Pharmaceutical firm Sorrento Therapeutics claims to have found the first ingredient for a “cocktail” of antibodies that could be used to act as a “protective shield” against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. In an announcement , the company said it had found a new antibody, called STI-1499, that was able to provide “100% inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection of healthy cells after four day

How to Use Facebook's New 'Messenger Rooms'

61Lifehacker / 6h
If you use Facebook or Facebook Messenger, you’ve probably seen notifications prompting you to try out the new “Messenger Rooms” feature . Messenger Rooms are basically a free and simpler alternative to video chat apps like Zoom, Teams or Google Meet. Instead of being a separate product, they’re integrated directly… Read more...

The first-ever US flight attendant went to work 90 years ago today

200+The Points Guy / 6h
On May 15, 1930, a new profession took off in the United States: flight attendant — or “airline stewardess,” as it was known in the early days of aviation. Ninety years ago today, Ellen Church took her first flight as a cabin attendant, a grueling 20-hour trek from Oakland to Chicago with 13 stops en route. Sign up for the free daily TPG newsletter for more airline news. Church, a licensed pilot,

Archaeologists Will Excavate a Viking Ship for the First Time in Over 100 Years

300+Gizmodo / 6h
For the first time in a century, archaeologists will excavate a buried Viking ship. Located a less than 2 feet below the surface, the ship is being ravaged by fungus, forcing archaeologists to act quickly. Read more...

Tesla scouts head to Tulsa, Austin as hunt for Cybertruck gigafactory location nears end

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Tesla officials visited two sites in Tulsa, Oklahoma this week to search for a location for its future and fifth gigafactory that will produce its all-electric Cybertruck and Model Y crossover, a source familiar with the situation told TechCrunch. Company representatives also visited Austin. A final decision has not been made, but Austin and Tulsa are among the finalists, according to multiple so

How to Pack Everything You Need Into One Carry-On

61Lifehacker / 6h
With the cost of baggage increasing, the risk of lost or damaged luggage and the unsavory fact that checking a bag means the bag will touch many surfaces ( germy surfaces ) , it’s smart to stick with a carry-on. Read more...

Make smoothies on the go in this portable blender — Future Blink

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Similar to K-Cup coffee makers, Vejo uses smoothie mix pods and water to blend together in 30 seconds. Read more... More about Tech , Food , Mashable Video , Food And Drink , and Future Blink

New Microsoft Surface Duo leak hints that foldable may have underwhelming specs

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With rumblings about the Surface Duo possibly hitting the shelves earlier than its promised 'holiday 2020' release , more and more leaks surrounding Microsoft's dual-screen device should start circulating soon. In fact, it’s already begun, with the most recent report sharing some wildly specific claims about the device's specs. The foldable dual-screen device, which is set to have two 5.6-inch sc

Hawaii could stay closed to tourists through June: Here’s what you need to know

29The Points Guy / 6h
One of the most appealing things about Hawaii is that with all its incredible beauty and natural wonders, the locals often embrace (responsible) travelers and are more than willing to share their little piece of paradise. According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the islands have a long history of hookipa — hospitality — and look forward to sharing the aloha spirit with you — just not right now.

Tell Your ISP if You Need a Coronavirus Hardship Extension, or Your Service Could Be Suspended

Gizmodo / 6h
If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. When the pandemic started wreaking havoc on the U.S. in March, several telecom companies were quick to respond to the FCC’s pledge to “Keep America Connected.” But that pledge seems to have come with a major caveat, as some customers are starting to find out:… Read more...

How to Set Up Mail on Your Windows 10 Computer

Lifehacker / 6h
Using the Mail app on your computer can be a lot more convenient than logging into a website like Gmail. There are a number of benefits—including the biggest, being able to access your downloaded email whenever you’re lacking an internet connection. Read more...

Fly Away, Ryan

Gizmodo / 6h
Editing Ryan has been one of the best experiences in my career as an editor. They can write about physics like no one else and have helped me understand concepts I never thought I could get my mind around, from dark matter to quantum computers to weather (actually, I still don’t understand weather). Perhaps even more… Read more...

How to Eat Healthy

Lifehacker / 6h
Eating healthy is good for you, no matter who you are or what your goals. But it can be tricky to know where to start (especially if you don’t have a weight loss focus), so here are your basic guidelines for healthy eating. Read more...

This toothbrush cleans your top and bottom teeth at the same time — Future Blink

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The TALO toothbrush uses two multi-surface brushes and claims to clean your teeth in just 20 seconds. Read more... More about Tech , Health , Mashable Video , Toothbrush , and Future Blink

From iOS to SQL: The world’s most incorrectly pronounced tech terms

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Enlarge / Eye Oh Ess. (credit: Aurch Lawson) A lot of people pronounce common tech terms wrong, from iOS to SQL to Qi. It's understandable: Some of the proper or official pronunciations of these terms are counterintuitive at best. Still, we think it's time to clear the air on a few of them. It's something of a trope on tech sites to run vocabulary lists with definitions for common terms, and that

Here's how the so-called 'murder hornets' came to the U.S

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One of the most intriguing threats to fall upon America is the arrival of the Asian giant hornet. We take a dive into how they got to the U.S. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Bees , Hornets , Murder Hornet , and Asian Giant Hornets

Postmates adds Curbside Pickup feature for restaurants and stores

SlashGear / 6h
Delivery service Postmates has announced a new Curbside Pickup feature that enables sellers to offer goods for pickup curbside, a common method employed by many companies while their dining rooms remain closed to customers. As expected, the new curbside feature means the individual picking up the order doesn’t need to enter the building — rather, they’ll be met outside by … Continue reading

Here’s how the Obamas have been helping during the coronavirus pandemic

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Barack and Michelle Obama have pitched in to help us cope with the loneliness of quarantine and social distancing in several ways. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Obama , Michelle Obama , Coronavirus , and Social Distancing

Latest Coronavirus Science: The Link Between Pandemics and Psychosis

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Here are some of the latest developments in covid-19 research, including whether people can develop immunity, the effects of covid-19 on the brain, and the potential for the pandemic to grow even larger than it has already. Read more...

What happens if you go over your credit limit?

The Points Guy / 6h
If you’re looking to make a big purchase — or have been making a lot of purchases over the last few months — you may wonder what will happen if you go over your credit limit. Does it impact your credit score? Does it trigger fees or impact your other credit lines with the bank? We’re going to take a closer look at this question and provide some important context to answer it: New to The Points Gu

Scientist Discovers Gross New Fungus on Twitter

200+Futurism / 7h
Biologist Ana Sofia Reboleira from the University of Copenhagen’s Natural History Museum of Denmark discovered a previously undocumented species of fungus that likes to ride on the surface of millipedes — and named it after something equally disgusting. It’s new official Latin name: troglomyces twitteri, an ode to the social media platform that allowed it to be discovered. Reboleira discovered th

CBS All Access greenlights ‘Strange New Worlds,’ a new Star Trek series about Pike and Spock

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CBS All Access isn’t done launching new Star Trek shows. After bringing the franchise back to TV with “Star Trek: Discovery” in 2017, then revisiting some beloved characters with “Star Trek: Picard” earlier this year, the streaming service has placed a straight-to-series order for “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,” which will depict the early days of the Enterprise, before Captain Kirk took command

9 Revolution Movies for When You Feel Like Burning It All Down

100+Gizmodo / 7h
There are times when everything sucks and you just want to rage against the machine —sometimes literally, as is the case with one of the movies on this list we’ve compiled. Check out some of our favorite films to watch when you’re craving a good old fashioned revolution against a tyrannical system that exploits the… Read more...

Konami's delayed TurboGrafx-16 mini arrives in the US May 22nd

300+Engadget / 7h
After missing its initial March 19th release date, Konami's TurboGrafx-16 mini will finally make its way to North America on May 22nd. When it becomes available next Friday, you'll be able to pick it up for $100 . At the start of March, Konami delayed the TurboGrafx-16 mini's US and Canadian launch due to the coronavirus pandemic. At the time, the company said the outbreak had caused an "unavoida

Is this shiny Pokemon GO Pikachu more disturbing than Cubone?

SlashGear / 7h
Today you’ll find a very strange Pikachu in the game Pokemon GO. This Pikachu has a special hat, like so many special limited edition Pikachu released before. But this Pikachu is different. This Pikachu is wearing a hat that looks, for all the world, like the ripped-off top skin of the head of a Rayquaza. Or it might just be … Continue reading

OnePlus might be cooking up an AirPods rival for its OnePlus Z smartphone

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OnePlus could be making a rival to the Apple AirPods , a new source claims. According to the intel they provided, the new true wireless earbuds could be available starting in July, and could very likely be released alongside the new OnePlus Z smartphone. That’s all based on information obtained by Twitter user Max J who spoke to a “new but seemingly reliable source” privy to the information. Two

The all-new XPS 13 laptop gets a $100 price cut at Dell

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Just ahead of the Memorial Day sales event, Dell is slashing the price on the all-new XPS 13 laptop. For a limited time, you can get the Dell XPS 13 on sale for $899.99 . That's a $100 discount and the best price we've found for the powerful laptop. The Dell XPS 13 features a 13.3-inch InfinityEdge display and packs 4GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and a 10th Generation Intel Core i3-1005G1 processor. The

The Bellesa Vibrators Are Mid-Priced, High-Quality Sex Toys (and One Design Is ~Mind-blowing~)

Gizmodo / 7h
Bellesa Line | $87-$111 | Bellesa | Promo code “ INVENTORY ” Read more...

Fitbit hopes to make ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic

100+Engadget / 7h
Fitbit wants to join the host of companies making ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Company chief James Park told CNBC in an interview that Fitbit is shifting its production to make the potentially life-saving equipment, with plans to submit its technology to the FDA in the days ahead. And yes, the activity tracker brand is aware that it’s relatively late. Park said Fitbit would adjust it

Everything You Can and Can't Do with Facebook's New Avatars

200+Lifehacker / 7h
I hate rollouts. I really do. Whenever a company announces some new, awesome feature, but drops the phrase “rolling out” into the description, I can’t tell you how annoyed I get. Invariably, it means I have to wait a week or more to try something out while seeing everyone I know get their special access before me. Read more...

Add a Little Pastis to Your Vesper in Honor of Melissa Kirsch

Lifehacker / 7h
Today is kind of a bummer here at Lifehacker, because we are saying goodbye to Melissa Kirsch . Melissa has been our editor-in-chief and fearless leader since around the time I came on as a staffer, and I am currently having a hard time imagining the site without her. Read more...

The Bellesa Vibrators Are Mid-Priced, High-Quality Sex Toys (and One Design Is ~Mind-blowing~)

Lifehacker / 7h
Bellesa Line | $87-$111 | Bellesa | Promo code “ INVENTORY ” Read more...

Surface Earbuds suffer a major limitation for solo bud wearers

71Engadget / 7h
There’s a lot to like about Microsoft’s Surface Earbuds . They’re comfortable, sound great and offer more playback controls than most wireless buds. But one problem reared its head during our review: They use an archaic pairing method, which only connects the right bud directly to your source device. The left bud, meanwhile, shares reception with its sibling, Microsoft confirmed to Engadget. For

The Dutch Cure for Coronavirus Listlessness: Get Yourself a Seksbuddy

77Gizmodo / 7h
Like nearly every other fully developed organism on the planet, human beings are driven by an instinct to fuck. In fact, a significant portion of the world economy revolves around fucking or the desire to fuck—to the extent some say humans are now becoming desensitized to arousal . But unless you are a lizard in New… Read more...

Excited about Xbox Series X and Halo Infinite? We have some good news

SlashGear / 7h
Heading into the next generation of consoles, the most important thing to a lot of prospective buyers are games. We’ve already seen some of the third-party games that will be releasing for the Xbox Series X early-on, but generally speaking, first-party support is just as important to a lot of gamers out there. While Sony has been keeping its mouth … Continue reading

What to Watch This Weekend, May 15-17

29Lifehacker / 7h
Have you ever wondered who would make a better plate of nachos: Bill Murray or Guy Fieri? Well, tonight you can find out when the two battle it out in a “Nacho Average Showdown.” Read more...

Epic Games’ biggest PC game sale yet is a coupon frenzy, lasts until June 11

77Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge (credit: Epic Games) As longtime users of every PC gaming storefront imaginable, we have opinions about the good, the bad, and the ugly of Epic Games Store . High on our list of "good" is its frequent offers of free and heavily discounted games, and this week's new Mega Sale, going until June 11 , is its biggest yet. (It's been met by a giveaway of Grand Theft Auto V , valid until May 21

3 views on the future of work, coffee shops and neighborhoods in a post-pandemic world

100+TechCrunch / 7h
The novel coronavirus pandemic has disordered traditional notions of work, travel, socializing and the way we collaborate with colleagues. It seems obvious that the future of work must evolve, given what we’re experiencing, but what will that future look like? Which changes are here to stay and which ones will revert the moment offices reopen? TechCrunch has been a WFH employer for essentially it

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 soundtrack playlist released to Spotify

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So there’s something strange going on over at Spotify. It would appear that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, the game itself, has created a profile. The game – more than likely the creators of the game at Activision – are now on Spotify to release the music of the game before the game is officially released. This wouldn’t normally be … Continue reading

Atlantic Hurricane Season Is About to Start Two Weeks Early

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The last thing anyone wants to deal with right now is severe weather, but here we are. The first tropical storm of the year is likely to form this weekend, two weeks ahead of Atlantic hurricane season’s official start date. Read more...

2020 looks like the year US renewables first out-produce coal

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Enlarge (credit: Daxis ) The US electrical grid is in the middle of a remarkable streak that is partly the story of the rise of renewables, partly the decline of coal, and partly the pervasive repercussions of COVID-19. And the US Energy Information Administration’s latest projections suggest it’s more than just a spring curiosity. According to the EIA’s daily data summaries , wind, solar, and hy

Cheap Qsuite: Using Qatar’s new rebooking policy to score a huge discount

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

Apple chipmaker TSMC reveals plans for its second US factory

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, more commonly referred to as TSMC, has announced plans to bring another semiconductor facility to the United States. The company plans to build and operate a $12 billion factory in Arizona, where it will use its 5-nanometer technology to produce 20,000 semiconductor wafers per month. The company plans to start construction on the new facility next year. … Conti

Postmates makes curbside pickup easier for stores

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Some stores are offering curbside pickup during the COVID-19 pandemic, but not all of them — and that’s a problem if you need something now from a store that can’t let you inside. Postmates wants to fill that gap. It’s rolling out a feature that lets restaurants and other shops offer curbside pickup using the Postmates app as the conduit instead of building something themselves. You just have to

What’s the Strange Ailment Affecting Kids With Covid-19?

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The spate of inflammatory symptoms has sparked anxiety in parents, but experts say the big picture hasn't changed: The kids are still (mostly) alright.

How to Book a Flight

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Never booked a flight before? Look, we’ve been there. Maybe someone else has always done it for you. Maybe you’re just out of college and your parents always made the travel arrangements. Or you’ve just… never flown before. Read more...

Researchers Accidentally Got High on Laughing Gas From Penguin Poop

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When studying penguins, there’s a surprise you’ve gotta watch out for: the laughing gas produced by their poop. Read more...

Hands-on with Google Chrome’s slick new tab grouping feature

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Chrome's new tab group feature. It's pretty neat. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] Hello, fellow tab hoarders. My name is Ron Amadeo and I have a problem. I have 31 tabs open right now, and I'm not even doing anything particularly complicated. I'm not really sure where these tabs came from or how they opened, but every single one is special to me and, no, I'm not closing them. In a world where everything is

Giphy nervously assures internet it's not removing Mark Zuckerberg GIFs

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At Least 7 Amazon Workers Have Died of Covid-19 as Company Refuses to Release Official Numbers

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Amazon has confirmed two more deaths of workers at its facilities in two different states amid a growing chorus of lawmakers and activists demanding that the company release official figures on the number of cases and confirmed deaths related to covid-19. Read more...

Good News: Human Body Builds “Robust” Immune Response to COVID

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A new study by researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology in California suggests that the body builds a robust antiviral immune response after fighting the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. “If we had seen only marginal immune responses, we would have been concerned,” Allesandro Sette, a professor at the Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research and author of a study about the findings p

Pokemon GO Shedinja released again for limited time: Here’s how to get it!

SlashGear / 8h
Once before in the game Pokemon GO we’ve had access to the elusive bug Pokemon by the name of Shedinja. Now, that time has come again. In past Pokemon games, a user would need to follow some rather specific steps to gain access to this peaceful looking battle bug. Here in Pokemon GO, thus far, it’s only been available in … Continue reading

Here's what a Zoom call would look like on 'The Office'

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Fans have imagined what a coronavirus episode of The Office might look like, so now it's time to envision a Zoom call between the employees of Dunder Mifflin. Cozi TV took on the task of creating a fake virtual "Weekly Staff Meeting" between the Scranton branch, and honestly? It's pretty spot-on. Some of the most memorable scenes starring Michael, Jim, Pam, Dwight, Angela, Meredith, Creed, and mo

Gift Airline Elite Status To A Friend

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How to Figure Out Your Kid's Shoe Size

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It seems like it should be a fairly easy thing, kids’ shoe sizes. And yet their feet grown so damn rapidly, it’s like first they’re a four and then they’re an 8 (how is a toddler a size 8 when I’m a size 8??) and then a 12 and now, wait, a 1.5? What just happened there? Read more...

TGIF Playlist: Emo Flashback

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Save money on streaming services with these hacks and strategies

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If we had to guess, you’re probably spending a lot of time watching television these days . Same here. With so many movies and shows — to say nothing of all the different streaming platforms — to choose from, it can be hard to narrow it down . The good news is there’s no wrong answers on which streaming service is best. Each platform has its pros and cons, as well as different price points and pr

Those Apple-exclusive Ice Lake processors aren't faster than the 15W versions in other laptops

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Though Intel is r eportedly reserving its top-end 28W 10th-gen Apple’s latest laptop, and they don’t come cheap : Apple is charging $1,799 (£1,799 / AU$2,999) for a Core i5-1038NG7 model, $1,999 (£1,799, AU$3,1000) for the Core i7-1068NG7 variant. However, as shown by early benchmarks, these 28W Ice Lake CPUs may not offer much of a performance advantage over their 15W counterparts. Here are the

Samsung Galaxy A51 review: Wait for a price drop

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Samsung got me. On paper, the company's Galaxy A51 appears to have everything you could want out of a $400 smartphone. A big, pretty screen. A multitude of cameras. A 4,000mAh battery. A flagship-inspired design, and a headphone jack. As an avid -- some might say rabid -- fan of ambitious midrange smartphones, I was ready for the A51 to take its place alongside other modestly priced standouts lik

How to Get $300 Off the 2019 MacBook Pro

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If you’re looking for a new MacBook, B&H Photo and Amazon are selling the 2019 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models for between $150 and $300 off their regular prices. For the MacBook Pro in particular, that’s the best discount we’ve seen yet. Read more...

A $260 Refurbished Xbox One X Ships With The Witcher 3 and an Extra Controller

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How will Europe’s coronavirus contact-tracing apps work across borders?

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A major question mark attached to national coronavirus contact-tracing apps is whether they will function when citizens of one country travel to another. Or will people be asked to download and use multiple apps if they’re traveling across borders? Having to use multiple apps when travelling would further complicate an unproven technology which seeks to repurpose standard smartphone components fo

'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater' remasters include original soundtrack songs

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When Vicarious Visions unveiled its Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 remaster, you probably wondered about how faithful it would be to the originals. Thankfully, it’s close — though not quite comprehensive. The full list (you can listen on Spotify below) includes a selection of tunes from both games. It’s very much a turn-of-the-millennium sound — you’ll hear songs from the likes of Bad Religion, D

Facebook Shovels Giphy Into Its Salivating Maw

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It grows: Facebook has acquired the wildly popular gif-sharing service Giphy in a deal reportedly worth at least $400 million , even as it stares down an increasingly hostile reception in official DC and antitrust probes by feds and the states . Read more...

This Animal Crossing: New Horizons theme version is a lot more fun

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The COVID-19 pandemic has many of us working from home and doing a lot of things we normally do remotely. We’ve seen quite a few remote collaboration videos born from the pandemic and the need to stay home, and now it seems that even the musicians behind Animal Crossing: New Horizons are hopping aboard that particular train. Earlier today, Nintendo … Continue reading

How to Choose Your Next Credit Card

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I have a handful of credit cards, all of which I keep for different reasons. There’s the one I use for my favorite airline, the one I use to rack up travel points, the one I got in college and keep for mostly sentimental reasons ... the list goes on. Read more...

Coronavirus: Film piracy streaming trebles in lockdown

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Lockdown has seen a big rise in piracy, the UK's intellectual property protection group says.

No, the OnePlus 8 Pro Does Not Have X-Ray Vision

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Back when I reviewed the OnePlus 8 Pro , I said the phone’s built-in color filter camera felt gimmicky considering it only offered four different filter effects. But as it turns out, the OnePlus 8 Pro’s color filter camera is way more gimmicky that I had thought now that people are claiming it has X-Ray vision. Read more...

August's WiFi Smart Lock made my old lock new again

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I can't start this review without admitting that it's a peculiar period in time to review a smart lock. I haven't left the house in nearly two months except for my daily walk around the neighborhood. But if quarantine has afforded me anything, it's the time to reflect and make headway on the various home improvement projects I've put off for a while. One of those items on my to-do list was figuri

How to Update Your iPhone and All Your Apps

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Unlike Android devices, whose major updates roll out slowly across different devices, carriers, and manufacturers, all Apple devices get new updates at exactly the same time. The act of updating your iPhone or iPad is easy, but there are plenty of details you should know regarding OS and app updates—including how to… Read more...

Heinz made an incredibly difficult ketchup puzzle – Future Blink

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The ketchup company designed a 570-piece puzzle and every piece is the exact same shade of red. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Puzzles , Ketchup , Heinz , and Jigsaw Puzzle

How Instagram’s anti-vaxxers fuel coronavirus conspiracy theories

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Instagram’s efforts to curb health misinformation have done little to stem the flow of conspiracy theories and misinformation about vaccines. The app continues to be a hotbed of anti-vaccine conspiracy theories, which often spread without the promised fact-checks and are further fueled by Instagram’s search and recommendation algorithms. The problem has only escalated during COVID-19 as the coron

How to Register to Vote

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If you’re not already registered to vote, now is definitely the time to do it. Yes, there’s a big presidential election coming up in November, but there are opportunities to vote at least once a year in your local elections, and you shouldn’t skip those either. But how, exactly, does one register to vote? Good news:… Read more...

Clean Smarter Not Harder and Save 59% on Polti's European Cordless Steamer Mop

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European Cordless Steamer Mop | $69 | SideDeal

Microsoft stops offering 32-bit Windows 10 to computer manufacturers

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Windows 10 comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit varieties. While they look and feel nearly identical, the latter takes advantage of faster and better hardware specs. With the era of 32-bit processors winding down, Microsoft is putting the lesser version of its operating system on the back burner. Spotted by NeoWin in the system requirements for the upcoming Windows 10 May 2020 update , Microsoft state

Disney forces explicit Club Penguin clones offline

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Children were sent sexual, racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic messages, a BBC investigation finds.

GIPHY denies removing Zuckerberg GIFs after Facebook acquisition

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Facebook has bought GIPHY, and already the conspiracy theories are coming thick and fast, including suggestions that a thin-skinned Mark Zuckerberg has been quick to demand some censorship. The deal – reportedly worth $400 million – will see GIPHY’s team join Facebook’s Instagram group, a natural fit, so the social networking behemoth claims, given how much Instagram users rely on … Continue read

Surface Duo specs major leak tells a very, very basic story

SlashGear / 9h
Today quite a few of the Surface Duo’s specifications were revealed in a major leak, starting with processor, ending with RAM – and Android, of course. This device was first revealed by Microsoft as a dual-screen book-like Android machine of sorts, back at a Surface event in October of the year 2019. It was one of two new oddities the … Continue reading

Where to shop online that isn’t Amazon, Target or Walmart

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As shutdown orders extend indefinitely, online shopping has become a lifeline for people forced to avoid the outside world. Often times opting to shop with a mega corporation like Amazon, Walmart or Target is the path of least resistance, but there are plenty of reasons to patronize an alternative. There are the ethical questions currently swirling around things like worker safety, as COVID-19 ta

The best deals we found this week: AirPods Pro, the iPad and more

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Lots of popular electronics went on sale this week as early Memorial Day deals started to pop up. Notably, the AirPods Pro remain at their lowest price ever on Amazon, so you can snag a pair for only $228. Apple’s 10.2-inch iPad is also on sale for $250 — an $80 drop from its normal price. Also, those in need of a new laptop can get a fairly powerful 2019 Dell XPS 13 model for less than $850. Che

This 15-Minute Morning Workout Is a Classic for a Reason

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In this month’s fitness challenge we’ve revisited the scientific seven-minute workout and Canada’s antique-but-holds-up 5BX . This week, let’s dial the time machine back just a few years to 2016, when we told you guys about this 15-minute morning workout from Darebee . Read more...

Amazon Prime delivery times are slowly returning to normal

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after the company suspended delivery of non-essential items to deal with the surge of orders at the beginning of the pandemic. At the end of March, the ecommerce giant put a halt on new shipments of non-essential items and even Prime deliveries were pushed back as far as a month to handle the uptick in orders. Even some Amazon warehouses were forced to close due to workers testing positive for C

Charter tells court that its no-refund policy helps prevent price increases

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Enlarge / A Charter Spectrum vehicle. (credit: Charter ) Charter is suing Maine to block a new state law that requires prorated refunds when cable customers cancel service mid-month, claiming that the requirement is a form of rate regulation and is preempted by federal law. The preemption question will be at the heart of the case, but Charter also told the court that its no-refund policy prevents

Student describes the ‘90s as 'the late 1900s' and now we all feel old

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I know children are the future but, damn, they didn't have to do us like this. Please read this tweet, but steel yourself if you — like me — remember the '90s because you're about to catch a stray jab to the heart. One of my students really wrote a sentence that begins, "In the late 1900s.” I had to re-read it three times to realize what the heck was going on. My feelings are hurt. — Sarah J. Jac

Manage Your Tasks by Dividing Your Day into 10 Chunks

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If you feel like there isn’t enough time to do everything you want (and need) to do, one solution—as counterintuitive as it sounds—might be to reduce the number of hours in the day. Read more...

A closer look at Valorant's always-on anti-cheat system

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Every time you install a new program on your computer, you’re taking a risk. With each click of the OK button, you’re placing implicit trust in whatever company or person is distributing that software. You’re assuming they’re not installing secret spyware, rummaging around in your files, or selling your keystrokes to the highest bidder. You’re saying, “I trust this company.” So, with the launch o

Engineers Are 3D-Printing a Nuclear Reactor

200+Futurism / 10h
DIY A team of engineers and nuclear physicists has an unusual plan to revolutionize the nuclear energy industry: they want to 3D print a functional reactor in their lab. While tinkering around with tried-and-true methods for building a nuclear power plant is sure to raise an eyebrow , the team from the Oak Ridge National Lab told Wired that they see 3D printing as a way to drag the nuclear energy

Daily Crunch: Facebook is acquiring Giphy

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Facebook acquires a popular GIF search engine, video game sales see major growth and Sorrentino reports promising results for a COVID-19 treatment. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 15, 2020. 1. Facebook to acquire Giphy in a deal reportedly worth $400 million Facebook will acquire Giphy, the web-based animated GIF search engine and platform provider. The company confirmed the deal but isn’t discl

Formula 1’s driver chaos, explained

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Enlarge / There's a game of musical chairs happening in F1 right now. (credit: Mark Thompson/Getty Images) The 2020 Formula 1 season has already guaranteed it will be unlike any other in the 70 years since they started keeping score of the championship. By now, we should have had six races completed, with the Monaco Grand Prix a week away. Instead, we have no races on the books yet, but we do hav

How to Try Microsoft's New Family Safety App

57Lifehacker / 10h
Microsoft announced its new Family Safety app back in March, and you can now sign up for a limited preview of the app on iOS or Android. The idea behind the app is to give parents a glimpse at how their kids are spending time on their devices, so they can make adjustments as needed. The app also allows family members… Read more...

Remote desktop developer Parsec captures million-dollar financing

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Remote desktop tech firm Parsec , which targets gamers and game developers, has announced $7 million in new Series A funding. The investment was led by Makers Fund and included Lerer Hipppeau, NextView Ventures, Notation Capital, and HP Venture. Parsec expects to use the money in part to expand its Teams platform, launched in March, for game developers and other creatives. Founded in 2016, Parsec

How to Make a Really Good Highball

58Lifehacker / 10h
My first highball was an equal mixture of Captain Morgan spiced rum and Diet Coke poured into a red Solo cup. Everything about it was wrong. The proportions were off. The mixer was gross. And the ice was made by a freezer whose lines probably hadn’t been cleaned in some time. Read more...

Find Acer and Lenovo laptops for less than $400, plus gaming laptop deals

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Even if you don't live in a place where stay-at-home orders were extended, it may still have you thinking: Dang, maybe I should invest in a new laptop. The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is a sweet 2-in-1 laptop for business and streaming for less than $700. If you're trying to splurge as little as possible, the Acer Spin can still transform into tent mode and is on sale for less than $300. Here are our

OnePlus 8 Pro “X-ray” camera is no mistake

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This week a OnePlus 8 Pro camera feature went viral. The Color Filter camera – one of four cameras on the back of the OnePlus 8 Pro – was discovered to be able to “see through” certain materials, like it was an x-ray camera… of sorts. We use the term “x-ray camera” because it’s become a general term for a … Continue reading

Using Tech to Teach — Smartly

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Technology — if we keep it in its place — can empower creative teachers to shine.

Surface Earbuds and Headphones 2 review: Comfort is king

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Microsoft can't help but be different. Its Surface computers have all tried to deliver something new in the PC world (well, except for the conventional Surface Laptop). So it wasn’t a huge surprise that the Surface Headphones brought a few new ideas to the premium audio world two years ago. It had rotating dials for adjusting volume and noise-canceling levels. Now with the Surface Earbuds ($200)

256GB iPhone XS deals: quadruple your storage size for free with these bargains

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iPhone XS deals were replaced as the fancy top-of-the-line iPhone a while ago, losing its high-end edge. But with its replacement came a rapidly falling price tag and finally, worthwhile promotions. Most recently, retailer has taken a collection of pretty affordable iPhone XS deals and quadrupled the storage available. That means for the same price you'd pay for a 64GB version, you'

Some investors turn to cutting fully remote checks while sheltering in place

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By March 16, founder Janine Yancey was tired of playing the waiting game. After watching the stock market take yet another unprecedented nosedive due to coronavirus, she called up a potential investor. “If this isn’t going to happen, let’s call it now,” Yancey said, referring to the close of her Series A round, the first capital her culture tech company, Emtrain , would have accepted in 14 years.

Looming Landslide in Alaska Could Trigger Enormous Tsunami at Any Moment, Scientists Warn

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The collapse of an unstable mountain slope in Alaska could trigger a catastrophic tsunami in Harriman Fjord. A retreating glacier is producing this precarious situation, highlighting yet another type of hazard caused by climate change. Read more...

Denuvo says its new kernel-level anti-cheat driver is minimally invasive

100+Ars Technica / 10h
*Insert Tarzan scream* Doom Eternal has become the latest game to use a kernel-level driver to aid in detecting cheaters in multiplayer matches. The game's new driver and anti-cheat tool come courtesy of Denuvo parent Irdeto, a company once known for nearly unbeatable piracy protection and now known for somewhat effective but often cracked piracy protection. But the new Denuvo Anti-Cheat protecti

'Strange New Worlds' is the latest Star Trek series for CBS All Access

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The best characters of Star Trek: Discovery season two are getting their own show. On Friday, CBS announced Star Trek: Strange New Worlds , a new All Access series that will see Anson Mount, Ethan Peck and Rebecca Romijn reprise their roles as Captain Pike, Spock and Number One. Hit it. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds starring @AnsonMount , @RebeccaRomijn , and @ethangpeck , coming to @CBSAllAccess

It's Official: Another Star Trek Spinoff Is on the Way With Captain Pike and Spock

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Sorry, Star Trek: Enterprise was already taken. Welcome aboard, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds . Read more...

Terraria Journey’s End 1.4 changelog is so big it needs a table of contents

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Tomorrow is a day that Terraria fans have been looking forward to for a long time, as tomorrow is the day that Journey’s End – otherwise known as update 1.4 – drops. Journey’s End will be the fourth major expansion that Terraria has received in its nine-year lifespan, adding a bunch of new items and mechanics to the game. It’ll … Continue reading

Apple now lists 2013 MacBook Air and 2014 MacBook Pro as 'vintage products'

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Apple laptops aren't cheap, so you expect to get a good few years out of them before upgrading again . However, it doesn't take long for Apple to reclassify older models as "vintage products," and that's what just happened to four MacBook Air models and a MacBook Pro. As MacRumors reports , the MacBook models added to Apple's vintage list this week include: MacBook Air‌ (11-inch, Mid 2013) ‌MacBo

Apple AirTags: news, rumors, and what we'd like to see

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For some time, we’ve heard rumors that Apple has been developing new connected accessories that help track items – think Tile but with the brand’s signature panache and interoperability. The pitch: clip one of these things, suspected to be called Apple Tags or Apple AirTags, to an item you don’t want to lose and you’ll be able to track it from an Apple device. While we’ve only heard rumors about

Star Trek will go to Strange New Worlds in new spinoff series

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Enlarge / Sometimes things explode on the bridge. (credit: CBS/All access) Star Trek fans who finished season 2 of Discovery and are clamoring to see more of Capt. Christopher Pike helming the original starship Enterprise are getting their way, as CBS has announced a new series putting Pike, Spock, and Number One back on screen. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will come to CBS' All Access streaming

Delta rolls out extended Medallion status well ahead of schedule

37The Points Guy / 10h
Because the coronavirus pandemic has halted most travel, all major U.S. airlines have extended elite status into 2021 . Delta was the trailblazer though, since the carrier was the first to announce sweeping status extensions and more. At the time, the Atlanta-based carrier promised that extended Medallion Status would be reflected in members’ account on Feb. 1, 2021. Turns out, the airline is wel

What We Know About Serious COVID-19 Symptoms in Kids

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Recently, there have been a lot of news stories about a new condition called pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome , which is similar to a rare childhood illness called Kawasaki disease . This new syndrome is starting to appear in children across the U.S. and is thought to be associated with COVID-19 infection. As… Read more...

New Star Trek shows Spock, Pike in decade before Kirk

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Spinning off bits of Star Trek: Discovery, CBS revealed they’d launch Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, a show about the U.S.S. Enterprise before Captain Kirk. This is the latest in a long, strange journey the Star Trek universe has taken from the very first appearance of the universe, with the Pilot episode of the original Star Trek. It was there … Continue reading

Amazeballs: Fly Almost Anywhere In The World For $1650 Roundtrip In Business Class

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You can fly Qatar Airways business class - one of the best products in the world - from any city they serve in the U.S. to nearly anywhere in Europe, Asia, or Africa for less than $1650 roundtrip. Lots of readers are having success with this. Here's how it works. Continue reading ...

New Star Trek prequel show Strange New Worlds will feature Spock and Pike

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A new Star Trek TV show has been announced for CBS All Access called Strange New Worlds. It's a spin-off of Star Trek: Discovery, technically, as it features versions of classic characters seen in season 2 of that show, including Spock (Ethan Peck), Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) and Number One (Rebecca Romijn). It's set 10 years before Kirk and Spock's adventures, and will feature the ch

Vizio added 10 new channels to its free service — find a Vizio TV on sale

84Mashable / 11h
The past few months have been a battle of the streaming services. Free trials have been extended, access to live TV has been made more affordable, and sign ups for nearly every service have surged. Surely your time at home has had you considering upgrading your entertainment system as well. Vizio is offering a package deal that can cross streaming and a new TV off your list: In early April, the b

Scientists Are Creating Mouse-Human Hybrids

1KFuturism / 11h
Mighty Mouse A team of scientists has created the most thoroughly-integrated mouse-human hybrid yet. Eventually, doctors hope that these chimeras — organisms engineered to have the cells of multiple animals — could serve as more accurate models for medical research, or even farm human organs for patients on donor waitlists, Science News reports . Those days are still far off, but the biological t

Considering a New Career? This Adobe CC Training Can Kickstart Your Graphic Design Biz

200+Futurism / 11h
It’s no secret that COVID-19 has rocked the world of many. Whether it be through layoffs, a whole new world of working (or school-ing) from home, or just general boredom, the new normal is, well, a far cry from what most of us consider “normal.” So, while we wait for llamas to save us from this global pandemic , it’s not a terrible idea to do something worthwhile with all this extra time. If you’

Vice lays off 155 as COVID-19 continues to slam media revenue

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In a memo titled “The Course Ahead,” Vice Media Group CEO Nancy Dubuc announced a large round of layoffs to staff. The number includes 155 workers — 55 of whom will lose their jobs today. The remaining 100, meanwhile, will be let go in the coming weeks. The figure comprises around 5% of the company’s overall headcount. Dubuc cites “tough decisions” in the memo , noting that the company has “done

John Krasinski reveals he's in possession of Pam's teapot from 'The Office'

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It's been nearly seven years since The Office ended, but we finally know the whereabouts of the teapot Jim Halpert gave Pam Beesly in the "Christmas Party" episode of the show. It's safe and sound at John Krasinski's house. On the latest episode of the Office Ladies podcast , John Krasinski revealed to Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey that he is one who got to keep the teapot from Season 2, Episod

The best Amazon sales this week: iPad deals, cheap headphones and Xbox One bundles now available

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This week's Amazon sales are bringing back some of our favorite discounts of the past few months, and with stock on the way up again, there are more savings available right now than we've seen in a long time. That means iPad deals are back in town, as well as plenty of laptop deals, cheap Amazon Echo devices, and premium headphones on sale for less. We highlight the best Amazon deals available ev

'Wild Guns' and 'Panel de Pon' are coming to Switch Online next week

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Nintendo Switch Online is carrying on the legacy of the Wii’s Virtual Console, and four more games -- one NES title and three SNES ones -- are being added to the library on May 20th. Rygar may be regarded as a classic, but it hasn’t aged too well, and Operation Logic Bomb isn’t exactly a paragon of 16-bit gaming. Wild Guns and Panel de Pon , though, are heavy hitters. Wild Guns is a mix of shoot

How to Use Your Smartphone as a Hotspot

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We’ve all been there: You need to work on your computer for a few minutes and there’s no free wifi in sight. If you have a smartphone in your pocket, you might be in luck. Most smartphone data plans allow you to use your phone as a mobile hotspot, which means you can share that data connection with your computer and… Read more...

'Paper Mario: The Origami King' is now available for pre-order

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TL;DR: Paper Mario: The Origami King is getting released for Nintendo Switch on July 17, and you can pre-order it now for $59.99 at Best Buy and GameStop . Confession: We thought this week's video game news couldn't get any better after Activision announced a faithful remaster of the first two Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games . Reader, we were sorely mistaken. Nintendo revealed Thursday that Paper Ma

Yesterday Was The Busiest Day At US Airports In Seven Weeks

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We know that demand for air travel has plummeted , as we’ve seen airlines cut capacity unlike ever before. For the past several weeks I’ve been keeping an eye on passenger numbers, as it’s interesting to see how demand is evolving. I last provided an update on US passenger numbers last week, and I figure it’s time for an update — passenger numbers in the US continue to climb, very slowly but stea

Cheap iPhone deals at Apple: price cuts on the iPhone SE, iPhone 11, and iPhone XR

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You can score a cheap iPhone deal at Apple right now with up $320 in savings when you trade-in an eligible device. This limited-time offer gets you the all-new iPhone SE on sale for just $229 , the iPhone 11 on sale for $449 , the 11 Pro on sale for $679 , and the iPhone XR on sale for $449 . After you purchase your new iPhone, you'll get a trade-in email that explains how to get your old device

Report: COVID Has Spread to the World’s Largest Refugee Camp

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Two residents of the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh have tested positive for the coronavirus, the BBC reports . While they have been treated in isolation, a further 1,900 refugees are being tested — indicating fear that the pandemic could sweep through one of the world’s most vulnerable populations. The two Rohingya refugees who tested positive were living in a camp with a population

How to Schedule a Zoom Meeting

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Keeping a schedule is a surefire way of ensuring you’re never late for a meeting. With Zoom, you can schedule a one-time or recurring video call and have it sent to everyone’s calendars. Here’s how to schedule a Zoom meeting. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Facebook Unveils 50-person Video Chat on Messenger and WhatsApp Beta

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After a short two-week wait, Facebook is launching its anticipated Messenger Rooms video client. The free chatting platform, which can accommodate up to 50 people, is available to everyone on the Facebook website, the Facebook (or Messenger) mobile app, or the WhatsApp beta app. Surprisingly, you can also invite people without a Facebook account to join video chats. Read This Article on Review Ge

GeForce NOW Works on Chromebooks (Sort Of) Via Android APK

How-To Geek / 11h
If you’ve been itching for the chance to play your GeForce NOW games on your budget Chromebook laptop, now you can. Maybe. Sort of. A user on Reddit managed to sideload the Android version of the NVIDIA service via the APK file, and it technically works, but getting any games to actually stream is something of a headache. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

You Can Get Ubisoft's Discovery Tours of Ancient Greece and Egypt for Free

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Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Origins and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey feature intricate recreations of ancient Greece and Egypt. To many educators’ delight, Ubisoft later released educational $20 Discovery Tour versions of the games—no killing, blood, or guts. Instead, you’ll get virtual tours of ancient landmarks. And now, for a limited time, you can get them for free. Read This Article on Review Geek

Changelog: Covid Tracing Tracker updates as they happen

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Technology Review is running a project to monitor and observe the development and deployment of automated contact tracing apps aimed at curbing the spread of covid-19. Each weekday we review submissions, source information and update our database . This page lists changes, documentation, and reasoning where it is required. If you have a change to submit to the database, here’s how to do it . Wedn

Here are the 15 best tweets of the week

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Hello there. Do you like tweets? Of course you do, you clicked on a story about them. Amid Quar Life, I've been collecting the best tweets for five weeks now . Why? Because there's nothing but time and sometimes it's good to laugh with, you know, everything going on. Without, further ado: tweets! 1. Very good, very real Michael Jordan trash talk michael jordan's trash talk was next level 😂 pic.t

Facebook just bought GIPHY to better bake GIFs into Instagram

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Facebook has acquired GIPHY, with plans to fully integrate the GIF-search tool into apps like Instagram and Messenger so as to make finding animated responses easier. The GIPHY team will be folded into Instagram, Facebook says, though other apps and services will still be able to use the various GIF search and hosting too. Launched in 2013, GIPHY initially worked … Continue reading

Take 20% off mattresses, bedding, and more at Allswell

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TL;DR: Celebrate Memorial Day with 20% off bedding, select mattresses and more at Allswell . Just apply the code "MEM20" at checkout. They say that the best things come in small packages, but sometimes you hope to see a large package, like a box from Allswell , at your doorstep. It doesn't look like we'll be able to join any backyard parties on Memorial Day this year, so why not spend your day of

Friday's Best Deals: Fenty Beauty Sitewide Sale, Anker Projectors, Conair Grooming Set, SanDisk 2TB External Hard Drive, and More

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A Fenty Beauty sitewide sal e, a SanDisk 2TB portable hard drive , a C onair grooming set , and a pair of Anker projectors lead Friday’s best deals. Read more...

Noted Sports Fan LeSean McCoy Didn’t Realize How Seriously Nerds Take the MCU

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Let the record show that there aren’t really all that many demonstrable differences between sports nerds and genre nerds , two groups of people who obsess over and become overly emotionally involved in the minutiae of larger than life, titan-like people. Read more...

Researchers count the kinks in a ring, predict their stability

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Enlarge / Two rings buckling under the pressure of a soap film. The top ring is a narrow band (compared to its diameter), so it buckles inward. The bottom ring has wide walls. It wrinkles out of plane as it collapses inward. (credit: Finn Box ) I once had a PhD student who joined our research program thinking he was going to be studying a mixture of plasma physics and gas diffusion. To his surpri

Coming Soon: A Nuclear Reactor—With a 3D-Printed Core

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A nuclear reactor core is one of the most extreme human-made environments on the planet. These scientists just figured out how to print one.

Everything on Shutterfly is up to 40% off and cards ship free with this code

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TL;DR: As of May 15, Shutterfly is offering up to 40% off everything and free shipping on cards with the code CSHIP . Even though we're not getting to celebrate in the traditional sense, it's still dads and grads season Father's Day is June 21, so there's still plenty of time to get the dad figures in your life a gift. Students are graduating from high school and college and aren't getting to wal

Focus Less on Assignments and More on 'Essential Skills'

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As the end of the school year approaches and the long summer months loom ahead, I am often struck by two questions: Has my son learned everything he was supposed to learn in third grade? And how the hell am I supposed to keep him from falling even further behind without setting up an ongoing academic schedule during… Read more...

Friday's Best Deals: Fenty Beauty Sitewide Sale, Anker Projectors, Conair Grooming Set, SanDisk 2TB External Hard Drive, and More

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A Fenty Beauty sitewide sal e, a SanDisk 2TB portable hard drive , a C onair grooming set , and a pair of Anker projectors lead Friday’s best deals. Read more...

Google spotlights more suspected Oculus VR gadget-scam ads

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Some large ads at the top of its results were for sites it now believes were stealing users' cash.

Facebook to acquire Giphy for $400 million

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s a GIF worth? Apparently hundreds of millions of dollars. Facebook has agreed to a deal with Giphy to acquire the GIF platform for $400 million, according to Axios . The report points out how Giphy was last valued at $600 million and had received around $150 million in funding since it launched in 2013. It also mentions how Facebook was in talks with

Study: COVID Patients Suffering Acute Kidney Damage

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According to a new study conducted at Northwell Health, a large medical system located in New York, over a third of COVID-19 patients experienced acute kidney injury, Reuters reports . “We found in the first 5,449 patients admitted, 36.6% developed acute kidney injury,” Kenar Jhaveri, associated chief of nephrology at Hofstra/Northwell and co-author of the study published in the journal Kidney In

FDA warns this rapid COVID-19 test is giving false-negatives

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One of the coronavirus tests currently in use in the US to track COVID-19 cases may be giving more false-negative results than expected, the FDA has warned, raising the possibility that infected people may be unwittingly told that they do not have the disease. The US Food and Drug Administration warned that Abbott’s ID NOW test could be inaccurate, and … Continue reading

The Internet Furry Drama Raising Big Questions About Artificial Intelligence

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Much of the fun of internet drama comes from its frivolousness, but sometimes an online shitfest points to something bigger. Last week, the AI-powered furry art site thisfursonadoesnotexist did just that, igniting a fandom firestorm while also highlighting an important debate about digital art. Trained on more than… Read more...

Facebook just bought Giphy

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Facebook has bought the GIF-sharing service Giphy, which will now be a part of Instagram. It plans to integrate Giphy’s library more deeply into Instagram (where GIFs are especially prevalent in Stories ) and other Facebook services. Although Facebook didn’t reveal how much it paid for the seven-year-old company, Axios reports that the price was $400 million. "By bringing Instagram and Giphy toge

Please give us your attention as we explain the safety features of your inflight briefing

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Coronavirus has us almost all of us grounded , so it’s probably been a while since you’ve heard a preflight safety briefing, and longer since you gave it any attention. As we fantasize about getting on a plane again, we at TPG thought it’d be a good time to look under the hood of that once-familiar speech. For starters, have you ever wondered why every airline seems to do theirs slightly differen

Norton will let you use its parental control software free for 6 months

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TL;DR: Norton is offering six months of its parental control software, Norton Family Premier , for free — a huge jump from its regular 30-day trial and a total savings of $249.95. Parents were worried about screen time before schools were closed and kids were home at all times. Now, typing " screen time statistics " into Google is immediately autofilled by "during quarantine." The New York Times

Spotify's web player works with Safari again

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In 2017, Spotify’s Safari web player vanished without any explanation. Users were forced to use another browser or the native Mac app. Now, just as mysteriously, Spotify has added Safari back to its list of approved browsers . After almost three years, loyal Safari users can finally listen to Spotify in the browser once again. It’s always been a little strange that Spotify didn’t work in Safari.

Facebook to acquire Giphy in a deal reportedly worth $400 million

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Facebook will acquire Giphy, the web-based animated gif search engine and platform provider, Facebook confirmed today, in a deal worth around $400 million, according to a report by Axios . Facebook said it isn’t disclosing terms of the deal. Giphy has grown to be a central source for shareable, high-engagement content, and its animated response gifs are available across Facebook’s platforms, as w

Big VCs stacked billions in Q1 while smaller firms saw their haul shrink

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Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. After spending perhaps more time than we should have recently trying to figure out what’s going on with the public markets , let’s return to the private markets this morning, focusing in on venture capital itself. New data out today details how U.S.-based VCs fared in Q1 2020, gi

It's Time to Clean Your Doors

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You vacuum. You dust. Every so often, you get a bee in your bonnet and decide to clean your windows. And right now, you’re probably spending some extra attention on cleaning your doorknobs and light switches . Read more...

NASA creates Artemis Accords in effort to extend its values to the Moon

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Enlarge / NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is leading implementation of the Artemis Accords. (credit: NASA) NASA said Friday it has begun negotiating a series of bilateral agreements with space agencies in other countries that want to join the Artemis Program. Essentially, partner nations would need to agree to 10 basic norms as part of their space activities, such as operating transparently an

Epic Games Store comes back online – and you can still get GTA V free

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Yesterday was not a great day for the Epic Games Store. In keeping with its promotion where it gives away a free game each week, Epic served up a whopper of a free title yesterday: Grand Theft Auto V. The resulting rush brought the store to its knees for many hours as Epic tried to keep up with the droves … Continue reading

NOAA Is Flying Research Missions During Lockdowns to Improve Climate Models

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In the past week alone, Xinrong Ren has taken four flights. He’s not actually headed anywhere, though. Ren is a senior research scientist at the University of Maryland’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. He’s been taking to the skies since February as part of a federal research project with the National… Read more...

Chase Credit Card Spending Is Down 40%

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While much of the blog’s focus is the impact the current pandemic is having on the travel industry, it goes without saying that a lot of industries are suffering at the moment. Chase has published some data about how credit card spending has changed in recent weeks. This not only impacts the credit card industry as such, but also reflects how much less money is being spent in the economy otherwis

How to Update Microsoft Edge

25How-To Geek / 12h
Browser updates are important. Updates for Microsoft Edge deliver critical security patches, new features, and performance improvements. The Edge browser automatically updates itself, but you can manually check for and install updates. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How To Manage Different Versions of Lambda Functions

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Lambda functions are a very useful entry to AWS’s compute services. Since they’re basically just a function in the cloud, tracking different versions and rolling out updates is crucial to working with them effectively. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Should You Use a Git Alternative?

How-To Geek / 12h
Git is incredibly popular and supported nearly everywhere. With it practically being the default version control system, it begs the question, what are your alternatives? Are they worth considering, and how are they different? Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

The best Memorial Day sales 2020: deals from Home Depot, Best Buy, and more

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Memorial Day 2020 is just over a week away, which means you can find fantastic deals right now leading up to the holiday event. Memorial Day sales include huge discounts from your favorite retailers like Home Depot, Amazon, and Best Buy on items such as patio furniture, TVs, laptops, grills, mattresses, and more. To help guide you through all the promotions and offers, we've put together a list o

Alternative assets are becoming mainstream

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Anthony Zhang Contributor Anthony is co-founder and CEO of Vinovest , a platform for investing in fine wine. He has previously founded and sold two companies (EnvoyNow & Know Your VC), and is also a Thiel Fellow. The way we invest is changing. Technology makes investing easy and more accessible than ever. Meanwhile, Millennials and Gen Z are gravitating away from public equity investments . These

Building and investing in the ‘human needs economy’

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Heather Hartnett Contributor Heather Hartnett is general partner and CEO of Human Ventures , an early-stage venture fund and startup studio in New York City. The entrepreneurial and investor focus of the last decade has largely been centered on increased convenience and consumerism, and has encouraged companies to prioritize scaling, with little care for how it affects stakeholders, employees, co

Netflix starts to bring streaming quality back to normal

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REI Anniversary Sale: 21 Best Summer Outdoor Deals for 2020

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Heading out? Whether it's for a solo run or hike, try to keep your distance. We hope our picks from these outdoor retailers can help.

MSI's GS66 Stealth Gaming Laptop Packs Big Specs and Thankfully Goes Light on the RGB

25Gizmodo / 12h
There’s always something I’ve appreciated about powerful gadgets that are able to hide their power levels. I’m talking about stuff like the Volkswagen Phaeton W12 that had essentially the same engine you got in a flashy Bentley Continental (minus a couple turbos), but in a car that looked like, well, a VW. In short,… Read more...

How to Use Bleach Without Ruining Your Clothes

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Bleach is useful for keeping your clothes looking fresh and bright. It can also be bad news for your favorite shirt if you don’t know what you’re doing. If you aren’t used to it, using bleach may be a little intimidating—so here’s how to do so with confidence while doing (not ruining) your laundry. Read more...

Man Flies To Germany, Tries To Sneak In To See His Girlfriend

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Coronavirus has been a strain on relationships, from the hotel that markets itself as a great break from your spouse and monetizes its guest list with a divorce lawyer who offers free consultations to the 85 and 89 year olds who live on opposite sides of the Germany-Denmark border and meet each day for a picnic, staying on their own side of the border and social distancing. To one 20 year old, no

8 new TV shows and movies on Netflix, Hulu and VOD this weekend

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Wondering what's new on Netflix this weekend? If you're subscribed to the world's most popular streaming service, you can enjoy new drama White Lines, the final season of She-Ra, yet another Adam Sandler-produced comedy and a dark drama starring Eric Cantona over the next few days. That's not all that's new on TV streaming services this weekend, though. Hulu has debuted its latest big original, T

Every musician is basically a YouTuber now

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Huddled inside a cluttered garage in Los Angeles, Grouplove tries to be itself. Keyboardist Hannah Hooper grins wide as she sings toward the smartphone, attempting to maintain some of the buoyant alt-rock band’s typical electricity,