Friday, May 22, 2020

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Researchers squeeze 44.2 Tbps through existing fiber optic cables

6KEngadget / 13h
Today’s cable and fiber optic internet connections are good enough -- at least where they’re available . Home users can browse the web, stream videos and play online games, and companies can keep business moving. But as content becomes more complex, the world will need faster speeds. Researchers in Australia have developed an internet connection that reaches 44.2 terabits per second. To put that

It Hit 80 Degrees in the Arctic This Week

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This story will provide important context for the headline, and I encourage you to read it—but really, the headline tells you what you need to know: It was 80 degrees Fahrenheit above the Arctic Circle this week. Read more...

NASA Wants to Pay You to Isolate on Fake Mars for 8 Months

5KLifehacker / 14h
If, more than two months into the coronavirus pandemic, you’ve thought to yourself, “hmmm, living in isolation kinda works for me,” NASA may have just the job for you. The space agency is seeking applicants for a social isolation study to develop methods and technologies for future spaceflight missions to Mars and the… Read more...

Infinix Hot 9 series set for India launch - here's what we know

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Infinix Mobile is not new to the budget smartphones . The Hong Kong-based company has introduced several devices in this segment and is now ready to bring the Infinix Hot 9 series to India in the immediate future. The company had launched its predecessor, the Infinix Hot 8 in September last year. Transsion Holdings, the company that owns the brand, revealed this information through its social med

Wikipedia sets new rule to combat “toxic behaviour”

95BBC News - Technology / 52min
Female and LGBTQ editors of the online encyclopaedia have complained of harassment.

The 2020 New York International Auto Show is canceled

48Engadget / 55min
The 2020 edition of New York’s auto show was initially delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic , but now organizers have canceled the event for this year . Citing both the uncertainty caused by the virus and the role of the Javits Center as a field hospital for COVID-19 patients — it currently doesn’t have any patients but remains in “standby mode” — organizers are moving forward with planning fo

This extraordinary motherboard is being used by server CPU scavengers

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It’s hard to believe, but even motherboard vendors have factory outlet stores (FOS). Straight from AliExpress comes the Shenzhen FOS, which specialises in new motherboards for obsolete server processors. Shenzhen FOS has managed to carve out a niche based on the fact that, every now and then, tens of thousands server CPUs flood the market as hyperscalers and cloud computing providers ( web hostin

SpaceX crewed mission is a 'go' for launch next week

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The historic launch that would take NASA astronauts to the ISS from US soil has been cleared for launch next week despite the coronavirus pandemic and the departure of the agency’s human spaceflight lead. It’ll be the first time astronauts will take off from the US since NASA’s space shuttle program ended in 2011, when they started hitching rides on Russian Soyuz capsules. NASA and SpaceX have co

‘Fallout Shelter’ joins Tesla arcade in latest software update

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Nearly a year ago, Todd Howard, the director of Bethesda Games, said that the company’s “ Fallout Shelter ” game would be coming to Tesla displays. It arrived, via the 2020.20 software update, this week, which was first noted at driver’s platform Teslascope . Fallout Shelter is the latest — and one of the more modern games — to join Tesla’s Arcade, an in-car feature that lets drivers play video g

Popular thyroid drug recalled because it’s ‘super potent’ says FDA

42SlashGear / 3h
The FDA has alerted consumers about a recent recall from Acella Pharmaceuticals, which has recalled its popular natural thyroid product after discovering that it is too potent, putting patients at risk of getting too much thyroid hormone. Though hypothyroidism can cause a number of health problems, too much thyroid hormone can be deadly, causing high blood pressure, an irregular heartbeat, … Cont

Quell your Animal Crossing FOMO by Turning Your iPad Into a Mini Console

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'Doom Eternal' Will Drop Its Controversial Anti-Cheat Software

100Wired / 4h
The move comes just a week after the software was added to the game.

Quell your Animal Crossing FOMO by Turning Your iPad Into a Mini Console

Lifehacker / 5h
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Fortnite leaker shares full Doomsday Device image as event nears

SlashGear / 5h
If you’re a Fortnite player, you can navigate to the character Midas’s room in the Battle Pass screen. Visible behind the character is a slowly evolving orb referred to as the ‘Doomsday Device,’ one that has changed considerably over the past couple of weeks. The device is mostly hidden behind a wall, but one popular Fortnite leaker has shown it … Continue reading

“Typhoid Mary” Passenger Tried To Fly After Testing Positive For COVID-19

60View from the Wing / 5h
A person in Lansing, Michigan tested positive for COVID-19 and decided to go to the airport anyway. They were under a quarantine order but “attempted to board a plane” but were stopped “after local health officials issued a cease-and-desist order.” Continue reading ...

Tesla's Arcade adds 'Fallout Shelter' for in-car play

97Engadget / 5h
Nearly a year after it was announced at E3 , Fallout Shelter has joined the list of games Tesla owners can play on their in-car infotainment systems. After initially launching on smartphones five years ago, the free-to-play spin-off has come to additional console platforms and, now, cars. In this one, instead of trying to survive out in the post-apocalypse wastelands, players try to build the per

3 things you need to know about Miami’s June 1 reopening plan

21The Points Guy / 6h
Remember that trip to Miami you had to cancel back in April ? You may be able to reschedule it for this summer. This news comes on the heels of the Florida Keys’ announcement it would reopen to tourists next week. While there are still a lot of details to be worked out, here’s what we know so far about Miami’s reopening. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our dail

Cheap Earbuds, Smartphones, and More: The Best Amazon Warehouse Deals

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NASA seeks small crew of participants to spend 8 months in isolation

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NASA is seeking participants who are willing to spend 8 months in isolation with only a small crew of people, something that will help the space agency understand the effects of isolation during long space trips. The isolation will take place at a facility located in Moscow, Russia, where the participants will be exposed to living conditions similar to the … Continue reading

How to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 reunion episode online from anywhere today

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Get ready for a slumber party, squirrel friends! Tonight's the night of the RuPaul's Drag Race reunion special and season 12's shindig looks like it's going to be one to remember. Sashay down the page to find out how to watch the RuPaul's Drag Race season 12 reunion special and stream episode 13 online. One reason tonight's soirée will be unlike any other is because it's going to be a virtual hoo

She-Ra's Major Catradora Moment Had to Come From a Place of Healing and Forgiveness

54Gizmodo / 6h
Each season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power explored different aspects and forms of love as its massive cast of characters clashed, made up, and chose their sides in the larger battle for the fate of the universe . Catra and Adora’s relationship was always one of the series’ most emotionally complex, and io9 had… Read more...

An eighth Amazon warehouse employee has died from COVID-19

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An eighth Amazon employee has died of COVID-19 . The news comes as the company is under scrutiny for failing to be more transparent about the wider number of infections among its warehouse workers. A spokesperson confirmed the reports of the death, telling TechCrunch, “We are saddened by the loss of an associate who had worked at our site in Randall, Ohio. “Her family and loved ones are in our th

What the hell, SaaS valuations?

100TechCrunch / 6h
SaaS stocks are at it again, and I think I’ve got it figured it out. More precisely I think I’ve figured out what other people think is going on. After rigorous fact-checking by both reading tweets, making VCs talk to me on the phone, and chatting with the CEO of a $27 billion cloud company this morning, it all makes sense. Some background to start, I think. Today, Friday the 21st of May, the day

New York Auto Show canceled for 2020, pushed to spring 2021

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Organizers of the New York International Auto Show, once hoping to hold the rescheduled event in August, have decided to scrap the entire year. The show has been officially canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced Friday. The next show will take place April 2 to April 11, 2021. Press days will be March 31 and April 1. The New York Auto Show, which is organized by the G

Twitter Bots Drove the Push to 'Reopen America,' Study Finds

1KGizmodo / 7h
This might not come as a surprise if you ever use Twitter, but it turns out bots are driving the push to “reopen America” on the platform. Read more...

Air Canada resumes US flights, will serve fewer than half its destinations this summer

The Points Guy / 7h
Air Canada has returned to select U.S. airports after a nearly month-long hiatus ahead of a summer travel push that includes new booking flexibility aimed at getting would-be flyers to buy tickets. The Montreal-based Star Alliance carrier resumed flights to Boston (BOS), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), New York LaGuardia (LGA), San Francisco (SFO) and Washington Dulles (IAD) on Friday, A

Instagram makes it easier for users to avoid music copyright issues

SlashGear / 7h
This week, Instagram shared an update to its guidelines on the use of music in videos, including live broadcasts. The company is clarifying its restrictions to make it easier for users to understand what is acceptable and what puts their videos at risk. As well, the company has introduced a new alert that gives users a heads up when they’re … Continue reading

Citibank: “Weasels Have Eaten Our Phone System”

30View from the Wing / 7h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

Genius Bees Force Plants to Bloom by Biting Them

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Bumblebees need pollen from flowers to survive. But increasingly, the creatures are waking up earlier in the year when flowers have not yet bloomed due to the climate crisis. Nature appears to be finding a way, though. Read more...

Disney+ 'Zenimation' Adds Realistic Sounds to Your Favorite Disney Movies

34How-To Geek / 7h
Whether it’s a movie or tv show, the soundscape of what you’re watching is just as important as the visuals. That’s especially true with Disney movies, thanks to its musical tendencies. But what if you want something more relaxing? The new Disney+ Zenimation series aims to help you with mindfulness in stressful times by reimagining your favorite Disney scenes with more realistic sounds. Read This

The FBI is mad because it keeps getting into locked iPhones without Apple’s help

200+TechCrunch / 7h
Riana Pfefferkorn Contributor Riana Pfefferkorn is the associate director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society . The debate over encryption continues to drag on without end. In recent months, the discourse has largely swung away from encrypted smartphones to focus instead on end-to-end encrypted messaging . But a recent press conference by the heads of

Will Smith's Hancock Is a Fascinating Mess of a Superhero Movie

100+Gizmodo / 7h
The summer of 2008 was a landmark for superhero cinema . That summer started with the release of Iron Man , the film that kickstarted the Marvel Cinematic Universe . It continued with The Incredible Hulk , the second film in the MCU, and then ended with The Dark Knight , a powerful, provocative, ultra-successful Batman… Read more...

Keep Your Connections Safe From Prying Eyes With 70% off a Three-Year Subscription to NordVPN

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17 destinations that may not welcome ships when cruising resumes

The Points Guy / 7h
Cruise fans eager to get back to cruising have gotten some encouraging news in recent days. Several major lines, including cruise giant Carnival , have said they hoped to have at least a few vessels back in operation by August . Royal Caribbean hinted it might even have some ships operating again in July . We’re also hearing that one small cruise operator that focuses on river and coastal trips i

Beware Coronavirus-Themed Malware Disguised as Excel Spreadsheets

100+Lifehacker / 7h
While many parts of America are preparing to slowly reopen after months of lockdown, coronavirus-related scams and malware campaigns show no signs of abating . The Microsoft Security Intelligence Team recently disclosed details on two massive coronavirus phishing campaigns duping users into downloading and opening… Read more...

Bali hopes to reopen to tourists by October — here’s what you need to know

The Points Guy / 7h
We know it might seem like good news is hard to come by these days, but, well … we have some. Bali , one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world, is planning to reopen up to visitors between June and October, according to Reuters . There’s no official reopening date set as of yet, and it’s not clear if there will be restrictions on which international tourists can enter the country. For

Jon Stewart's 'Irresistible' with Steve Carell skips theaters for video-on-demand

100+Mashable / 7h
Irresistible has joined the long list of films skipping theaters amid the coronavirus pandemic . On Friday, Focus Features announced the second feature-length movie from writer-director Jon Stewart would head straight to video-on-demand starting June 26. The film will be available to rent on services including Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, Fandango Now, and more for $19.99. The polit

Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Other Major Tech Firms Condemn Plans to Surveil Americans' Web Traffic

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A coalition of major tech companies and digital rights organizations sent a letter on Friday to House leaders of both parties urging them to allow a vote on an amendment to prohibit the FBI from collecting Americans’ web browsing data without a warrant. Read more...

Keep Your Connections Safe From Prying Eyes With 70% off a Three-Year Subscription to NordVPN

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NASA declares that SpaceX is ready to fly its first crewed mission

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Early on Thursday, SpaceX began the process of rolling its Falcon 9 rocket out to the launch pad. [credit: NASA ] On Thursday and Friday, senior managers from NASA, SpaceX, and the space agency's international partners held long meetings to review all of the aspects of an upcoming flight of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft. These discussions must have gone well, because on Friday af

What Does a Contact Tracer Really Do?

47Lifehacker / 8h
Contact tracing is a technique epidemiologists and public health officials have long used in the fight against diseases like HIV and tuberculosis. It’s an important tool for identifying those who might be sick and keeping the infection from spreading to others. As the nation continues to reopen, contact tracing could… Read more...

Pokemon Sword and Shield mystery gifts revealed for May and June

SlashGear / 8h
Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield have a few bonuses appearing in the form of “Mystery Gifts” over the course of four weeks. May 22, May 29, June 5, and June 12, will release Galarian Pokemon with the tap of a button. These releases will be a bit of a push for the first part of the Pokemon Sword and Shield … Continue reading

iPhone price cut at Apple: cheap deals on the iPhone SE, iPhone 11, and iPhone XR

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Just ahead of the Memorial Day sales event, Apple is offering cheap iPhone deals 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 dev

Create Shortcut Buttons With Google's 'Action Blocks' Android App

34Lifehacker / 8h
We all use our phones for a ton of routine tasks that require a few steps to implement. For instance, if you’re going to video chat a family member you might have to find the video app on your phone, tap to open it, then scroll through your contact list to find the person you want to talk to. Read more...

Disney Plus gets Zenimation short series of relaxing videos

SlashGear / 8h
Disney has released a new series on its Disney Plus streaming service, one that is filled with nothing but familiar scenes from the company’s existing body of work. The only difference? The scenes, collectively called ‘Zenimation,’ replace the background music, dialogue, and other sounds, replacing them with realistic noises that you can use to relax or play as background noise. … Continue readin

VPN downloads soar following new China law

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VPN downloads in Hong Kong have soared following the news that China will propose a new national security law that will give it even greater control over the city. NordVPN, Surfshark and ProtonVPN are just a few of the VPN providers whose apps are quickly moving up the charts in the top free apps section in the Google Play Store in Hong Kong. Unlike in China where residents rely on VPN services t

How to Use a QR Code to Add Friends on WhatsApp

20Lifehacker / 8h
QR codes probably aren’t something you use on a daily basis, but they are incredibly useful when you need them. If you’re a big WhatsApp fan, you can now use QR codes to import contacts into the app—or share your contact information with others. It couldn’t be any easier to set up and use—with one small caveat. Read more...

How to make the most of your at-home videoconference setup: Microphone edition

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Working from home isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and a slew of companies just announced longer-term initiatives to make their remote work practices either extend or permanent. That means for some it’s the perfect time to take their at-home videoconferencing setup even further, so we’re going to take a closer look at various core elements to build on our initial exploration of what can help yo

Insignia Project Aims To Resurrect Xbox Live For The Original Xbox

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Word emerged Wednesday of a new project, called Insignia, that aims to recreate the original Xbox Live service, potentially restoring online play to many dozens of classic Xbox games that fell offline when the original Xbox Live service (hereafter, “Xbox Live”) closed on April 15, 2010. Read more...

Apple's AirPods with wireless charging case drop to $150 on Amazon

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Now’s a prime opportunity to get some AirPods if you’d like them for your walks or just to improve your video calls. Amazon is selling AirPods with a wireless charging case for $150 . That’s $50 off the official price, and $20 lower than the usual discounts. You can also score the standard AirPods for $130 if you’re content to charge with a cable. Buy AirPods with Wireless Charging Case on Amazon

Scale AI releases free lidar data set to power self-driving car development

100+TechCrunch / 8h
High-quality data is the fuel that powers AI algorithms. Without a continual flow of labeled data, bottlenecks can occur and the algorithm will slowly get worse and add risk to the system. It’s why labeled data is so critical for companies like Zoox, Cruise and Waymo, which use it to train machine learning models to develop and deploy autonomous vehicles. That need is what led to the creation of

Box will let employees work from home until at least 2021

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Another tech company is joining the list of those planning on going remote for the long haul: Box . Box CEO Aaron Levie announced this morning that the company will “remain a digital-first organization” moving forward. While it sounds like they’re still working out exactly what that entails, one key aspect is that Box employees will be able to work “from anywhere” until at least January of 2021.

Let's All Try This 10-Minute Micro-Workout

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We’ve been doing quick, at-home workouts for this month’s Lifehacker Fitness Challenge , and today we’re going to try one designed by the scientist who made high-intensity interval training popular. It’s just called the “Go-To Workout,” and you can change it up however you like. Read more...

Step Into the Weekend With up to 50% off Hiking Boots at REI

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GameStop Gives You a Free Game When You Buy Two, Used or Not

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Barclays American Airlines Cards: Earn 3x On All Spend

21View from the Wing / 9h
Barclays is offering their American AAdvantage cardmembers - both Aviator Red and Silver products - triple miles on all spending between today and June 30, 2020. The only unfortunate thing here is that you're capped at 2500 bonus miles. So if you spend $1250 where you'd normally earn just 1250 miles, you'll earn 3750 miles under this promotion. Continue reading ...

Adult Swim is bringing back Netflix's 'Tuca & Bertie' in 2021

Tuca & Bertie Adult Swim100+Engadget / 9h
After it was canceled far too soon by Netflix , Adult Swim is bringing back Tuca & Bertie . The adult animated series will return in 2021 with a 10-episode second season. HAPPY FRIDAY :)))))))))))))))))))))))) TUCA & BERTIE IS COMING BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! — Lisa Hanawalt (@lisadraws) May 22, 2020 The main voice cast, including Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong and Steven Yeun

Astronomers Detect Signal Coming From the Heart of Our Galaxy

500+Futurism / 9h
Flare Up Scientists found something peculiar coming from the center of the Milky Way galaxy: a previously-undiscovered signal they think is coming from the supermassive black hole at the heart of our galaxy. The team of Keio University researchers think that the signal is caused when the accretion disk around the black hole flares up and give off extremely rapidly-rotating radio spots, according

How to Weigh the Risks of Your Child Care Options

45Lifehacker / 9h
Employers are starting to require employees report back to work, forcing them to consider the pressing issue of how to safely arrange child care for their kids while schools remain closed. It’s a decision that requires weighing a number of risks in order to gauge which option is the safest for your particular… Read more...

Grandma ordered to delete Facebook photos of grandkids or face fine

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Getting mad at your parents for posting photos of your kids seems reasonable. But not many people sue their mom and dad over it. A woman in the Netherlands did just that and won thanks to the GDPR, the EU’s robust data privacy laws. A court in the Netherlands ruled earlier this month in favor of a woman who was trying to get her mother to remove photos of her children from Facebook and Pinterest.

First major GDPR decisions looming on Twitter and Facebook

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The lead data regulator for much of big tech in Europe is moving inexorably towards issuing its first major cross-border GDPR decision — saying today it’s submitted a draft decision related to Twitter’s business to its fellow EU watchdogs for review. “The draft decision focusses on whether Twitter International Company has complied with Articles 33(1) and 33(5) of the GDPR,” said the Irish Data P

IBM laying off thousands, seeking “flexibility” during COVID-19 crisis

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Enlarge / Unlike the illustrative man in this stock photo, employees at HPE, IBM, and other firms conducting layoffs at this time may not even be able to gather their effects from offices closed due to coronavirus. (credit: Tetra Images | Daniel Grill | Getty Images ) The COVID-19 crisis is hitting almost every market sector hard, and now the dominos are starting to fall. As other small, medium,

Minecraft Dungeons has charm and potential, but needs lot more time in the furnace

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Minecraft is one of the most popular games on the planet, so it’s natural that Microsoft, after buying creator Mojang some years back, would attempt to apply the genre’s playful, blocky aesthetic to other genres. After modest success with the Story Mode adventure game and Pokémon GO-like Minecraft Earth, they’ve tried their hand at a light action-RPG à la Diablo — and unfortunately come up rather

Air Canada Introduces World’s Second Most Generous Ticket Change Policy

100+View from the Wing / 9h
It takes a lot to get people out of the habit of staying in, and overcoming the fear that's been built up about regular activities like haircuts, let alone travel. Six weeks ago I wrote that airlines are going to have to extend flexible booking policies or customers won't have the confidence to buy travel in the face of uncertainty. We're now seeing policies become even more generous, and more fl

Pac-Man Live Studio is a new Amazon game that lives on Twitch

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Following the launch of Amazon Game Studios’ team-based shooter Crucible earlier in the week, the company is back with the announcement of another game, this one seemingly destined for Twitch. Amazon has revealed Pac-Man Live Studio, a new game that’s being made for Pac-Man‘s 40th anniversary. Pac-Man Live Studio will offer up three different modes, including one that will have … Continue reading

Make a Memorable Martini With Aquavit

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Happy Memorial Day weekend, I guess. To be honest, I had completely forgotten about the holiday and its elongated weekend until I saw a press release for “Memorial Day cocktails,” a phrase which, to me, is largely meaningless. Read more...

Fairmont’s Generous “Buy One Get One Free” Promo

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We’re increasingly seeing hotels offer promotions to incentivize future stays, and Fairmont has come out with a fantastic promotion for their North America properties. I first wrote about this a couple of days ago, but they’ve now added two more US properties to the list, so I wanted to provide an update. Fairmont’s “Stay Close” promo Fairmont is offering a great promotion whereby you can get a f

Google Pixel 3A Deal: WIRED's Favorite Android Phone Is Nearly Half Off

100+Wired / 9h
Google’s affordable Pixel is still our favorite Android phone, and it’s never been a better value.

Netflix’s canceled Tuca & Bertie animation revived by Adult Swim

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In July 2019, it was revealed that Netflix declined to renew the then-new adult animated show Tuca & Bertie for a second season. The news was surprising as most Netflix shows usually get two or three seasons under their belt before being canceled. In a surprising turn of events, the show will live on, but its new home will be … Continue reading

I Can't Believe I'm Still Alive After Using Facebook Dating

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If you’re single and stuck inside at home during the pandemic, online dating can be a creative way to pass the time—after all, what’s more romantic than a first date over Zoom? But if, in a fit of boredom, you’re tempted to try Facebook Dating , let me tell you now: Don’t even think about it. I speak from experience. Read more...

The Promise of Antibody Treatments for Covid-19

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As scientists race to create a vaccine, a parallel quest to engineer effective antibody treatments for the coronavirus is vital, too—and may provide relief sooner.

What Weird Shit Are You Seeing Outside?

50Gizmodo / 9h
While lockdowns remain in effect in many states, health officials still say outdoor exercise is a good way to stretch those legs and shake off some cabin fever. I’ve been religiously walking and running—while maintaining the appropriate distance, of course—and so have plenty of other folks in good ol’ New York. And,… Read more...

Leaked Senate Talking Points Say Internet Surveillance Warrants Would Force FBI to Let Terrorists Bomb Things

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Requiring federal agents to have “probable cause” to eavesdrop on the internet activities of American citizens poses a direct threat to national security and would force the FBI to stand by while terrorist plots unfold on U.S. soil, according to a leaked copy of talking points distributed to Senate lawmakers this… Read more...

What to Watch This Weekend, May 22-24, 2020

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Ready for the long weekend? If you’re looking for things to watch over the next three days we’ve searching the web to find some of your best streaming options. Read more...

This stunning concept makes it clear: Mazda needs a halo car

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PlayStation gamers are about to get their hands on something Mazda fans have been demanding for years: a no-holds-barred halo car to do the Japanese automaker proud. Revealed this week, the Mazda RX-Vision GT3 borrows a modern-classic concept name and gives it a Gran Turismo Sport twist. Problem is, digital just isn’t good enough. You’d be forgiven if Mazda slipped … Continue reading

Steam Top PC games list for April 2020 is a real odd bag

SlashGear / 9h
Today we’re taking a peek at the Steam Top Release list for April 2020, released here on the 22nd of May, 2020. This list includes a very strange assortment of games, some for kids, some for adults… and there’s a golf game too. As it was with all previous releases, the Top Steam Releases list for April 2020 was compiled … Continue reading

3 views on the life and death of college towns, remote work and the future of startup hubs

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The global pandemic has halted travel, shunted schools online and shut down many cities, but the future of college-town America is an area of deep concern for the startup world. College towns have done exceedingly well with the rise of the knowledge economy and concentrating students and talent in dense social webs. That confluence of ideas and skill fueled the rise of a whole set of startup clus

SpaceX’s first crewed spacecraft launch is officially cleared to proceed for May 27 target

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SpaceX has received approval on its mission to launch NASA astronauts for the first time ever on May 27, having passed a key Flight Readiness Review (FRR) conducted by the agency to ensure everything is go for launch. This final stretch check, conducted over the past few days after the Crew Dragon spacecraft was mounted on top of the Falcon 9 rocket that will take it to the International Space St

Snag a Brand-New Surface With Best Buy's Limited Time 18-Month Financing

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Canceled Netflix series 'Tuca & Bertie' lands Season 2 at Adult Swim

Tuca & Bertie Adult Swim100+Mashable / 9h
As a mouthy, thick-thighed toucan once said, "Nothing belongs to anyone!” On Friday, Adult Swim announced it would revive Lisa Hanawalt's beloved Netflix series Tuca & Bertie for a 10-episode Season 2 set to premiere on the cable network in 2021. Lead voice actors Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong, and Steven Yeun will reprise their roles as Tuca, Bertie, and Bertie's extremely nice boyfriend Speckle wit

Be Extra Cautious With Contact Tracing Apps

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As with nearly all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s still so much we don’t know about effective contact tracing. At this point, contact tracing apps have to collect a lot of information about you and share it with other organizations. That’s not conspiratorial paranoia; collecting and sharing your… Read more...

Snag a Brand-New Surface With Best Buy's Limited Time 18-Month Financing

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NASA Clears SpaceX Crew Dragon Mission for Liftoff

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Cleared for Liftoff NASA just gave SpaceX the go-ahead for its historic launch scheduled for May 27. The plan is to send NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station using the company’s Crew Dragon capsule, lifted by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Liftoff is slated for 4:33 pm Eastern from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Flight Readiness If successful — and the weather p

Elon Musk: Some of My Tweets “Were Definitely Extremely Dumb”

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For entrepreneur Elon Musk, it’s been a strange couple of weeks leading up to what could be the first time a private space company launches humans to orbit . And now, mere days before his space company SpaceX is set to ferry two NASA astronauts to the ISS on board the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, Musk took the time to reflect on the bizarre twists and turns in an interview with Bloomberg , n

iOS 14 reportedly leaked in February from a development iPhone

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How have iOS 14 details been circulating months ahead of time when Apple is normally eager to crack down on leaks ? It apparently comes down to someone willing to spend a tidy sum of money. Motherboard sources say the iOS 14 leak originated from someone buying a developer-only iPhone 11 in China for “thousands of dollars.” The software version dated back to December, but someone extracted it and

CDC Now Says Covid-19 May 'Not Spread Easily' on Surfaces—But You Should Still Be Washing Your Hands

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated information on its website about how covid-19—the disease caused by the novel coronavirus strain SARS-CoV-2—travels to indicate that the virus “does not spread easily” on surfaces. However, the change comes with a big caveat: The CDC site says it could still… Read more...

Survey of patients correlates COVID-19 severity with immune system changes

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Enlarge / Warning sign outside a lab doing coronavirus testing. (credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images) Why do some people appear to handle a SARS-CoV-2 infection without developing symptoms, while it's fatal to others? Some factors, like age, have been easy to identify, but there's still a broad spectrum of responses among younger individuals that remains unexplained. Is there something with the patien

District judge rules FBI needs a warrant to access your lock screen

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When police arrested a suspect named Joseph Sam in Washington state last year, an officer hit a button on the man’s phone to bring up its lock screen. Months later, an FBI agent turned the phone on to take a photograph of the lock screen , which contained evidence in the form of a contact, “Steezy.” The suspect’s lawyer filed a motion stating that the obtained evidence was done so without a warra

This LG 65-inch 4K TV is on sale for only $499.99 at Best Buy's Memorial Day sale

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Best Buy's Memorial Day sale has officially arrived, and the retailer is rolling out massive discounts every day leading up the holiday event. Today's top pick is this LG 65-inch 4K TV that's on sale for $499.99 . That's a $50 discount and the best price we've found for the Ultra HD smart TV. The 65-inch TV features smart capabilities, so you can stream your favorite movies and TV shows all in on

The best deals we found this week: Pixel 3a, the HomePod and more

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Happy unofficial start of summer! The Memorial Day weekend kicks off with a bunch of electronics deals, including some of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen. Notably, the Google Pixel 3a has dropped to $280 (the 3a XL is also deeply discounted) and Apple’s HomePod is back down to $200. The 10.2-inch iPad returns to the low starting price of $250, and a bunch of Google Nest products are on sale, to

NASA Wants to Pay You to Isolate on Fake Mars for 8 Months

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If, more than two months into the coronavirus pandemic, you’ve thought to yourself, “hmmm, living in isolation kinda works for me,” NASA may have just the job for you. The space agency is seeking applicants for a social isolation study to develop methods and technologies for future spaceflight missions to Mars and the… Read more...

A 75-foot-tall Elon Musk statue now towers over Tulsa, Oklahoma

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They say flattery will get you everywhere, but uh... On Wednesday, the Tesla Owners Club of Oklahoma and Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum unveiled a 75-foot-tall statue painted to resemble Tesla CEO Elon Musk. They modified Tulsa's landmark Golden Driller statue, which was erected in 1966 and adopted as the state monument in 1979. "Golden Elon" is the city's latest ploy to woo the electric car manufacturer

What Is Clubhouse, and Why Does Silicon Valley Care?

99Wired / 10h
The latest app du jour is a social network centered on talking—and it’s building buzz with the oldest trick in the book.

10 easiest credit card sign-up bonuses to earn

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Sign-up bonuses are often one of the major selling points when shopping for a new rewards credit card . Card issuers offer these bonuses as a way to entice new customers and promote spending on their new cards. The best sign-up bonuses are worth hundreds of dollars (and a few even over $1,000), either in cash back or in travel rewards , depending on the type of credit card. But those bonuses are

What the CDC's 'Guidelines' for Reopening Schools Actually Say

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As we wrap up this school year with virtual graduations and drive-by celebrations, parents everywhere are asking: What will school look like in the fall? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) weighed in this week with a list of recommendations school leaders should consider as they reopen during the… Read more...

U.S. Copyright Office Says It's Time to Update the DMCA—Mostly in Favor of Rightsholders

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The U.S. Copyright Office has released a long-awaited, 192-page report that could give the music and movie industry an opening to fight for stricter enforcement of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Read more...

Epic Games Store next two free games have leaked and they’re big

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It’s been a big couple of weeks for the Epic Games Store and its users. Last week, Epic served up Grand Theft Auto V for free to anyone with an Epic account (assuming those users had two-factor authentication turned on as well). The response to that was so huge that it brought the Epic Games Store to its knees for … Continue reading

End a Zoom Call the Smart Way

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As a card-carrying introvert (I laminated it myself!) with a severe aversion to talking on the phone, teleconferencing and looking at my own face on camera, our move to the 100 percent work-from-home lifestyle has been a true delight. And there’s nothing about it I love more than that point at the end of every Zoom… Read more...

Bleached coral seems to be fixing itself with neon pigment shields

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In its healthy state, coral is yellow-brown, green, red, and generally a variety of tones that feel “natural” to our human eyes. In its healthy state, coral’s yellow-brown symbiotic pigments allow the absorption of blue light. Bleached coral is caused by temperature, light, pollution (like carbon), and other disruptions. Recent investigations into bleached coral’s revealed some odd changes in the

Yes, the Patriot Act amendment to track us online is real

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Just being able to calmly purchase toilet paper feels like reason enough to celebrate these days. But one thing a lot of people won’t be cracking champagne over this month is the renewal of the Patriot Act/USA Freedom Act — and its terrible inclusion of a provision to allow government collection of Americans’ internet browsing and search histories without a warrant. That is, if Congress gets its

Pac-Man Turns 40: NVIDIA and Twitch Offer Up Innovative Twists

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Today is the 40th anniversary of Pac-Man, one of the world’s leading cultural icons. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Twitch announced its first “integrated” game, the multiplayer Pac-Man Live Studio. But for some, NVIDIA’s AI-recreation of the original Pac-Man may overshadow any new installments in the series. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Use Your Washing Machine to Thaw Frozen Food

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We’re all getting a bit more acquainted with every part of our homes these days, so let’s take the time to explore unknown uses for the humble washing machine. Read more...

UK Adds 14-Day Self-Quarantine For Arriving Travelers

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I’m not sure why this wasn’t introduced months ago, but the UK has now revealed full details of an upcoming mandatory 14-day quarantine for arriving travelers. As of June 8, 2020, the United Kingdom will require all inbound passengers to self-quarantine for 14 days. This applies both to foreign visitors, as well as UK citizens returning home. The way this works: All arriving passengers will have

This Lickable Screen Can Recreate Almost Any Taste or Flavor Without Eating Food

1KGizmodo / 11h
No matter how they may make you feel , licking your gadgets and electronics is never recommended. Unless you’re a researcher from Meiji University in Japan who’s invented what’s being described as a taste display that can artificially recreate any flavor by triggering the five different tastes on a user’s tongue. Read more...

Why All the Shouting About Google?

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Here’s the one question that matters: Does Google rig the system to squash its rivals and hurt us?

Court Rules Grandma Must Remove Photos of Her Grandchildren From Facebook

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It seems that the European Union’s digital privacy protections aren’t just a handy way to keep the Facebooks and Googles of the world from snooping into your personal life. According to a recent court ruling in the Netherlands, these same protections can apply to overly invasive family members, too. Read more...

Netflix stops charging customers who never watch

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It says hundreds of thousands of people have been paying for something they don't use.

Rolls-Royce made a 1:8 scale Cullinan SUV that costs more than a real car

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Rolls-Royce has a new model, quite literally in fact, with a shiny scaled-down version of the Cullinan SUV that will cost you as much as a brand new – and full-sized – Toyota Yaris. The latest hand-finessed frippery from the British automakers boutique, the 1:8 scale Cullinan is astonishing in its level of detail – though then again perhaps that’s … Continue reading

Take a Peek at a Pair of Ray Ban or Oakley Glasses for 20% off at GlassesUSA

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Sundar Pichai Says Google Doesn't Plan to Go Entirely Remote

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In an interview, the Google and Alphabet CEO discusses working from home, weathering antitrust probes, and how the company needs to do a better job on diversity.

Microsoft flexed its cloud and AI muscles at Build 2020

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This week Microsoft hosted its annual Build conference completely online . That meant streaming keynotes, panels, digital breakouts and workshops for developers. But that didn’t slow down the flow of news. From a new framework for Office collaboration and a Cloud offering for Healthcare to an AI supercomputer, Microsoft flexed some serious tech muscle. The company’s investments in cloud and machi

How to Shop Memorial Day Sales This Year

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If you’re staring down a major shopping holiday like Memorial Day or Black Friday, still unclear on what you want to buy, where you want to buy it and how to know whether you’re getting a good deal, I have four pieces of advice for you: Read more...

Hotel Owner Abducted, Forced To Withdraw Cash From Several ATMs

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

Startup Battlefield is going virtual with TechCrunch Disrupt 2020

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You read that right. The big announcement came yesterday — TechCrunch Disrupt is now fully virtual . What does this mean for Startup Battlefield? More opportunity. The best companies from across the globe, an even bigger launch platform, the eyes of more investors from around the world and press exposure at the biggest conference TechCrunch has held to date. The conference will be available globa

Netflix’s beloved animated series Tuca & Bertie is getting a second life on Adult Swim

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Tuca & Bertie was wonderful. It was a hilarious and heartfelt examination of adult relationships, coupled with whimsical animated visuals. And like most good things in this world, it was simply too beautiful to live. The Netflix series, which starred comedians Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong as two mismatched bird best friends was canceled after a single season. Creator Lisa Hanawalt (the cartoonist

Stop Hating Dark Mode Because It’s Different

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Earlier this week Google announced that the Google App was finally getting an official dark mode on Android and iOS, which is something that would normally make me happy, but I’ve suffered not one , but two rants from my colleagues complaining about dark mode. So consider this piece a direct rebuttal to my colleagues’… Read more...

Disney Plus: movies, shows, free trial, Hamilton and more explained

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Disney Plus (or Disney+) is the streaming service from the House of Mouse that will battle the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime for subscribers. Disney Plus brings together movies and TV shows from Disney animation, Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and National Geographic into one place, as well as key content from 20th Century Fox like The Simpsons. Disney Plus is out now in the US, Canada, Australia,

The best card for Wally World: A review of the Capital One Walmart Rewards Card

The Points Guy / 11h
Capital One® Walmart Rewards Card overview If Walmart is your preferred shopping destination, then this card is aimed squarely at you. With 5% back on Walmart items online and 2% back on dining and travel, this card has a solid return on everyday purchases. But like other similar store cards from Amazon and Target, make sure you’re brand loyal before applying. Card Rating*: *Card Rating is based

Archaeologists may have found William Wallace’s hidden fortress

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Braveheart, Enlarge / The 1995 film Braveheart, starring Mel Gibson as the medieval Scottish knight Sir William Wallace, turns 25 this month. Archaeologists think they may have located the hidden fort he used during his battles against the English. (credit: Paramount Pictures) William Wallace , the Scottish knight who emerged as a military leader during the First War of Scottish Independence in t

How to watch the Take That concert online from anywhere in the world tonight

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Get ready to roll back the years, Take That are reuniting for a one-off performance - and it couldn't be easier to catch every song online tonight. Follow our guide below as we explain how to watch the Take That concert live from anywhere in the world, including for free. While Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen have kept Take That alive as a trio in recent years, this gig is something spec

Facebook workers get remote work option—but it could come with a pay cut

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Enlarge / Mark Zuckerberg demonstrates an Oculus Rift headset at a 2016 event. (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Facebook will become far more friendly to remote work, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a Thursday livestream to employees that was shared publicly. "We're going to be the most forward-leaning company on remote work at our scale," Zuckerberg said. "I th

Ohio Approved the Country's First Freshwater Offshore Wind Farm

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Ohio legislators have approved plans to build North America’s first-ever freshwater offshore wind farm. On Thursday, the Ohio Power Siting Board unanimously approved the Icebreaker wind project, a six turbine project slated to be constructed off the Lake Erie shore near downtown Cleveland. The wind farm would include… Read more...

These are the five strongest SIM only deals this weekend: Three, EE, Smarty and more

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Ah, the bank holiday weekend - the perfect time to sit 2 metres away from our family, binge-watch Netflix, deep dive into our new-found bread-baking adventure, and, of course... track down a bargain on SIM only deals . Not all of the above are going to apply to everyone - baking bread does seem like a lot of hassle - but if there was a chunk of your weekend carved out to track down your next SIM,

Hipstik Legwear Rolls Down Prices Not Waistbands

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Brush Your Chicken With Mayo Before Roasting It

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My all-time favorite roasted chicken is labneh chicken , but that thing requires a 24-hour marinade, and sometimes I simply do not have the patience. I can’t however, place a chicken—naked and unloved—straight into the oven without any sort of treatment. In these rushed, marinade-less moments, I reach for my BFF:… Read more...

Mysterious: Swift Air 737 Lands With Part Of Tail Missing

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I suppose all is well that ends well, though at a minimum this is a strange occurrence. Swift Air 737 lands with tail part missing Airplane spotter Doug Kempf photographed planes landing at San Diego Airport on runway 27 this past Tuesday, May 19, 2020, and spotted one particularly strange landing. A Swift Air Boeing 737-800 landed with a part of the vertical stabilizer missing. N820TJ Boeing 737

How to watch The Match: live stream the Tiger vs Phil / Manning vs Brady golf online from anywhere

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Just one week after golf made a triumphant return to TV with Driving Relief, another star-studded round is set to be played this Sunday - and the rivalries you'll see on display today are as fierce as they come. Here's how to watch The Match: Champions for Charity live - stream The Match 2 online and see Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady golf it out from anywhere in t

Samsara secures major funding amid Covid-19 concerns

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Fleet management company Samsara has raised $400 million from its latest round of fundraising to see its valuation now stand at $5.4 billion. The news was revealed at a company town hall event, where Samsara CEO Sanjit Biswas also discussed the recent300 layoffs that represent 18 per cent of the company's workforce. “The deep economic impacts of Covid-19 have now become clear,” Samsara spokeswoma

Your Lock Screen is Protected Under The Fourth Amendment, Court Rules

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Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling from 2018, most of the evidence that might be hidden on a suspect’s phone is only accessible with some sort of warrant. Now, a Seattle judge is extending these protections even further. Read more...

Steve Case and Clara Sieg on how the COVID-19 crisis differs from the dot-com bust

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Steve Case and Clara Sieg of Revolution recently spoke on TechCrunch’s new series, Extra Crunch Live. Throughout the hour-long chat, we touched on numerous subjects, including how diverse founders can take advantage during this downturn and how remote work may lead to growth outside Silicon Valley. The two have a unique vantage point, with Steve Case, co-founder and former CEO of AOL turned VC, a

Thriva raises £4M from Target in an era when at-home blood testing is more crucial than ever

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Thriva emerged in 2016 as an at-home blood-testing startup allowing people to check, for instance, cholesterol levels. In the era of a pandemic, however, at-home blood testing is about to become quite a big deal, alongside the general trend toward people proactively taking control of their health. It has secured a £4 million extension to its Series A funding round from Berlin-based VC Target Glob

A rare opportunity to fly Air Canada’s all-business-class ‘Jetz’

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Well, here’s one way to avoid having passengers in the middle seat — swap in a plane that doesn’t offer a single one onboard. Last year, I had a very special opportunity to fly on an “Air Canada Jetz” Airbus A319 , operated by the charter arm of Air Canada, which most often uses its fleet of three all-business-class planes to ferry professional athletes throughout the country, and to and from eve

Daily Crunch: Facebook embraces remote work

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Facebook takes more steps to support and expand a remote workforce, IBM announces layoffs and TechCrunch’s big annual conference is going virtual. (I know, I know — I have mixed feelings about it, too.) Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 22, 2020. 1. Facebook makes big remote work moves with plan for new hubs in Dallas, Denver and Atlanta Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg estimated that over the course

On the Moon, the Real Gold Might Be Human Urine

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Thar Be Gold As humanity pushes to settle the Moon, we’ll need to find ways to quickly build shelters and replenish the water supply. As it turns out, the solution to those life-and-death challenges may lie — well , within. When it comes to fulfilling humanity’s base needs — food, water, and shelter — on the Moon, the European Space Agency (ESA) thinks that the secret ingredient could be human ur

How to Overcome Your Fear Of Flying

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As long as I can remember, my fear of flying always involved absurd “what if?” scenarios. What if the emergency doors open and sucks everyone out of the plane? What if the pilot takes a break to go to sleep? What if a bird flies into the plane and promptly gets sucked into the engine? (Oh, wait.) Read more...

Facebook Wants to Take Your Home Office Into Virtual Reality

How-To Geek / 12h
Ask five people how many monitors you need, and you’ll likely get six answers. A lot of the final answer does come down to budget. But what if you could have as many monitors as you wanted without having to buy them? Facebook’s early work on a virtual reality home office could give you just that. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Netflix Will Start Cancelling Inactive Accounts

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It’s easy to forget that you’re signed up for a streaming service, even if it’s charged you $10 a month over the past two years. Netflix plans to save its customers from this frustration by canceling accounts that have gone a year or two without watching any shows or movies. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Microsoft: “massive” PC hacking campaign used COVID-19, Excel files

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Microsoft delivered a news alert today tipping a “massive” phishing campaign using COVID-19 and Excel files to hook in unsuspecting users. Much like MOST phishing campaigns, users could avoid any harmful nonsense by avoiding downloading attached files or entering personal information prompted by email. This email campaign began on May 12, 2020, and posed as the Johns Hopkins Center to … Continue

Antarctic snow is turning green and climate change is to blame

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Antarctica’s iconic white terrain is turning green, and the problem is only going to get worse, scientists warn, as climate change wreaks havoc on some of the most distant areas of the Earth. Green snow algae is proving a stubborn addition to the Antarctic Peninsula coast, a new study has shown, and rising temperatures suggest greater spread is likely. Researchers … Continue reading

Are There Really Little Bugs in Your Strawberries?

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The internet is freaking out about a TikTok video (and accompanying Buzzfeed article ) showing what appear to be little worm-like bugs crawling out of fresh strawberries soaked in salt water. Is this for real? Have we been unknowingly enjoying larvae in our triple-berry parfaits? Should we just never eat fruit again ? I… Read more...

This NVIDIA AI remade Pac-Man and that’s bigger than you think

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The legendary arcade game Pac-Man is turning 40 years old this year, and to celebrate, NVIDIA has trained its GameGAN AI to recreate the iconic title. That might seem like an easy task on the surface, but what’s impressive about NVIDIA’s project is that GameGAN is recreating Pac-Man without the help of a game engine or Pac-Man‘s code. Instead, the … Continue reading

WhatsApp beta update adds real security and QR codes

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The next major update for WhatsApp will add some real encryption for chat history in iCloud. That’s not to say that WhatsApp was necessarily unencrypted in any other way in the past, but this newest update adds a key component to the mix, specifically for iOS user. There’s also a QR code element that’ll soon – we can only cross … Continue reading

Tesla Model 3 convertible makes the EV that Elon Musk won’t build

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Tesla doesn’t make a convertible Model 3, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the wind in your hair in Elon Musk’s smallest car – as long as you have the budget for it. The Model 3 has already come in for some interesting mods, not least a pickup version, but now one customs company has sliced the top off … Continue reading

Who has the absolute best value broadband deals this weekend - BT or Virgin?

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When it comes to choosing a new broadband plan or even something bigger with TV, phone calls and more, the two names that are likely going to come to mind are BT and Virgin. Two of the biggest providers of broadband deals in the UK, both BT and Virgin have spent the past couple of weeks perfecting their offers to bring some absolutely belting plans. Considering the fact that neither Virgin or BT

Report says the Galaxy Note 20 is “significantly bigger” than the Note 10

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Renders of the Galaxy Note 20. [credit: Xleaks7 x Pigtou ] After launching the Galaxy S20 early in the year, the next big flagship for Samsung is the Galaxy Note 20, which is expected to launch in an online-only event sometime in August. For an early look at the phone, we have CAD-based renders from Pigtou and xleaks7 . The design is exactly what you would expect from Samsung: a device that is ve

Gov Contact-Tracing App Sends User Data to Foursquare, Google

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Public Access There’s a troubling flaw with the coronavirus contact-tracing app used in North Dakota: it violates its own privacy policy by quietly sending users’ information to companies likeFoursquare. Consumer privacy app company Jumbo studied the app, Care19, and found that it was transmitting information to third parties including Foursquare and Google, according to The Washington Post . The

TPG Reader Hall of Fame: 1.4 million points for a luxury honeymoon on the edge of coronavirus

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For Sam Selig, a Philadelphia-based investment management company staffer, hoarding hundreds of thousands of points was not an option, especially after getting married. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . He amassed a ton of points and miles from spending and sign-up bonuses on various travel rewards credit cards , including the Chase Sapphir

Amazon Is Rebuffing Local Efforts to Track Coronavirus Cases in Its Wisconsin Facilities

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In spite of growing federal demands for transparency regarding the number of covid-19 exposures among the second-largest U.S. workforce, Amazon’s stance so far can be largely characterized as “fuck you, make me.” Unsurprisingly, this disdain is extending to local-level concerns, too—now most urgently in Kenosha,… Read more...

Petit Depotto, 'Gnosia' and the new, obsolete game

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Epic has been basking in the limelight for its Unreal Engine 5 demo, and the console on everyone’s minds right now is Sony’s PlayStation 5. Like most of tech culture, the mainstream gaming industry is constantly hungry for next-gen hardware, and for major studios like Epic Games, Blizzard and Ubisoft, there’s an ongoing competition to stay ahead. Yet despite the technophilia that defines modern v

How to Get Free T-Mobile Service If You're a First Responder

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T-Mobile is currently offering first responders the opportunity to get free mobile service from the carrier for the next 10 years. Read more...

'Swallow' is the genre-bending treat to break your bingeing rut

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Few things delight me more than a multi-hour trailer binge. With a laptop on my desk and cup of tea by my side, I'll swim though YouTube's cinematic pool with no intention of watching the movies being marketed. It's a reliable way to pass the time, an endless nowhere-to-be activity that alludes to the possibility of adventure but revels in monotonous sameness. It's comforting, frivolous, relaxing

Verizon's AirPods sale sees the AirPods Pro reach their lowest price ever

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Verizon is still running a cheap AirPods sale right - giving you a chance to pick up a deal on the AirPods Pro for just $219.99 (was $249.99) - a neat $30 saving on retail price. This AirPods sale follows on from their original initial discounted price of $225 - which was already the lowest price ever on an AirPods Pro deal. Competitor AT&T price matched the original AirPods sale price this week,

Forget the Days of Play sale, you can grab PS Plus deals for 50% off this weekend

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The June Days of Play sale may already have been announced, but you can already save 50% with these PS Plus deals. That beats the rumored savings from Sony themselves and offers cheap PS Plus memberships available this weekend. Don't miss these savings, prices have just hit a new low on CDKeys with a fantastic 53% off a three month subscription ( now just $11.89 ). That means we don't know how lo

12 Delightfully Freaky Horror Movies From the 1960s

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You’ve seen Night of the Living Dead , Psycho , and Rosemary’s Baby. But have you seen a pre- Star Trek William Shatner being chased by a succubus in a movie filmed entirely in Esperanto? Or a made-in-Japan (with a non-Japanese cast) alien creature feature with the grooviest theme song ev