Friday, May 22, 2020

TPS Consulting Friday Morning Edition


World's fastest internet connection: Researchers say they hit 44.2 Tbps

500+Mashable / 1h
Internet is never fast enough, but a group of researchers from the Monash, Swinburne, and RMIT universities in Australia have reached speeds that would sate even the hungriest of data geeks. In a new paper published in Nature Communications (via The Verge ), the researchers describe how they managed to hit speeds of 44.2 Tbps (terabits per second), a new world record. Impressively, they've done t

TSA Data: 318K+ People Flew Yesterday, “Only” 88% Decrease

500+One Mile at a Time / 1h
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. For better or worse, we keep hitting new pandemic records in terms of the number of travelers. With Memorial Day coming up shortly, I expect we’re going to see that tr

2020 High School Graduates Can Get a Free Pizza Hut Pizza Today

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High school graduates from the class of 2020 and their families can get a free medium pizza from Pizza Hut today. Read more...

How to Set Up New Google Accessibility Features on Your Android

Lifehacker / 4min
Yesterday was Global Accessibility Awareness Day. To celebrate, Google announced a number of new accessibility features for Android and Google Maps. Read more...

Friday's Best Deals: Google Pixel 3a, Hisense Quantum Dot TVs, Cuisinart Stainless Steel Pots and Pans, GlassesUSA Designer Brand Memorial Day Sale, and More

Lifehacker / 4min
An all-time low price on Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones , a steep discount on Hisense Quantum Dot TVs , six stainless steel pots and pans from reader-favorite Cuisinart , and a GlassesUSA Memorial Day Sale lead Friday’s best deals. Read more...

Free Cash With SoFi Referral Program (2020)

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Links: Get $75 for signing up for a SoFi Money account and making two direct deposits of $500 each Get $75 in stocks for signing up for a SoFi Invest account and depositing $1,000 I’ve written a few times in the past about SoFi’s generous referral program. Over time they’ve made some changes to the program, including the perks and the bonuses for new members, so I wanted to provide an update for

How good is Turtle Beach’s Recon 70 gaming headset?

Engadget / 5min
We’ve recommended the Turtle Beach Recon 70 to our readers a few times in the past year: The combination of robust build quality, crisp audio and low price make the Recon 70 a solid option for any gaming setup. It’s ideal for everyone from PC gaming enthusiasts to Switch players on the go, as long as you don’t mind that it’s wired. However, we’re certainly not the final arbiters on the matter, an

Amtrak’s new Acela speeds toward service

The Points Guy / 9min
Amtrak’s new Acela trainsets are still on schedule to enter into service next year. The rolling stock has been undergoing testing in Pueblo, Colorado since February , and recently hit a higher speed benchmark. Sign up for the free daily TPG newsletter for more travel news. According to Amtrak , the first new Acela reached a speed of 165 miles per hour as part of a test — though the train’s top se

How to Turn Off or Customize New Email Alerts in Outlook

How-To Geek / 14min
Outlook does a great job of keeping you informed about new emails by using several different methods to alert you. Here are all of the ways you can be alerted, and how to turn off or customize them. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google Makes Wheelchair-Accessible Locations Easier to Find in Maps

How-To Geek / 14min
If you or someone close to you relies on a wheelchair, walker, etc. to get around, Google wants to make it easier to see which businesses and other locations can easily be accessed. According to a recent blog post, the Google Maps app includes accessibility info for 15 million locations worldwide. And it’s easy to spot from the main map interface. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Strategies for surviving the COVID-19 Series B squeeze

56TechCrunch / 15min
Mikael Johnsson Contributor Mikael Johnsson is a co-founder and general partner of Oxx , a venture capital firm investing in European SaaS companies at growth stage. A generation of companies now needs to forget what it has learned. The world has changed for everyone, and nowhere is this more true than in fundraising. I’ve been investing in technology companies for over twenty years, and I’ve see

Don't Cuddle Poultry, People

Lifehacker / 18min
Look, we get it. We’re all a little lonely right now. Starved for affection. And even though we’ve already been in isolation for more than two months, we’re still adjusting to this lifestyle. Like many others, you may be tempted to acquire—and then kiss and/or cuddle—some poultry. But the Centers for Disease Control… Read more...

FBI needs a warrant just to look at your phone's lock screen, says judge

FBI US Phone Lock Screen44Mashable / 19min
Police need a warrant just to look at your phone’s lock screen, according to a new court ruling. Judge John Coughenour ruled in U.S. District Court in Seattle that the FBI violated a man’s constitutional rights when they took a photo of his Motorola smartphone’s lock screen. The case came before the judge after the man’s lawyer filed a motion to suppress evidence obtained from the lock screen, sa

Radio head: is Thom Yorke's Sonos speaker show an Apple Beats 1 killer?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 22min
If you have a Sonos speaker system at home – or even a standalone smart speaker like the Sonos One – you may be familiar with Sonos Radio , which combines a mixture of radio stations around the world as well as music curated by the audio company itself. For a limited time, Sonos Radio users will be able to exclusively tune into a series of hour-long radio mixes by none other than Radiohead frontm

Covid-19 may actually help improve remote working conditions

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In an effort to better understand how individuals are responding to novel work-from-home conditions in the wake of Covid-19, management platform Pipefy surveyed employees from medium- and large-sized businesses, with some interesting results . Chief among them is the fact that, despite enjoying additional family time and greater flexibility, more than 40 percent of respondents reported suffering

Dell Memorial Day sale 2020: the XPS 13 laptop gets a $250 price cut

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Dell's Memorial Day sale starts right now, and it's a fantastic opportunity to score massive price cuts on best-selling laptops. Dell's top Memorial Day deal is the XPS 13 laptop that's on sale for $1,399.99 . That's a $250 discount and the best price we've found for the powerful 2-in-1 laptop. The Dell XPS 13 features a 13.3-inch InfinityEdge touch display and packs 16GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and a

It Hit 80 Degrees in the Arctic This Week

200+Gizmodo / 23min
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...

How to Use Your Extra Time at Home to Finally Learn Photoshop

44Lifehacker / 26min
A mastery of Adobe Photoshop can help streamline your workflow in all kinds of fields, from web design and online publishing to digital art and photography. The software dominates the image-editing space (though alternatives are available ), and no matter what your level—from beginner to expert—there’s always more to… Read more...

Researchers: This AI Can Judge Personality Based on Selfies Alone

100+Futurism / 29min
A team of researchers from the Higher School of Economics University and Open University in Moscow, Russia claim they have demonstrated that an artificial intelligence can make accurate personality judgments based on selfies alone — more accurately than some humans. The researchers suggest the technology could be used to help match people up in online dating services or help companies sell produc

These Are Difficult Times, but Online Therapy Can Help You Through Them

Futurism / 29min
No more than ever, when it comes to our overall well being, mental health is just as important as physical health . But even before the pandemic, many factors prevented people from seeking the guidance of actual mental health professionals. Some people have medical conditions that prevent them from leaving the house, or live in areas without a lot of access to mental health resources. Some people

Quarantine Has Transformed Not-TV Into Essential TV

44Wired / 32min
Covid-19 lockdown has readjusted our appetite for entertainment—and changed our relationship to television entirely.

The 'Dad, How Do I?' Guy Answers Your Basic Life Questions

29Lifehacker / 33min
There’s a joke in my family about the time when I—all of 19 or 20 years old and living in an apartment with my own kitchen for the first time—emailed my dad to ask him, “What’s a marinade?” To this day, I also still have a copy of the very kind, very detailed instructions he sent me for how to make mashed potatoes. Read more...

Couple Sues DoubleTree Hotel, Says They Were Being Watched Having Sex In Their Room

View from the Wing / 33min
A 35 year old married couple is suing the DoubleTree Denver Stapleton North because they believe they were spied on while having sex inside the room. The wife says whomever was looking in might have captured "intimate moments" or naked time at the oh so sexy DoubleTree Stapleton. Continue reading ...

Summer Games Fest will host AAA and indie game streams in June and July

24Engadget / 35min
Geoff Keighley of The Game Awards launched Summer Game Fest in May as an all-digital gaming festival, which is comprised of several events within a four-month period. The first two took place on May 12th and 13th, and now its organizers have announced that they have scheduled two major Developer Showcase events for June 22nd and July 20th. Keighley and the team from Day of the Devs — an annual in

Realme Band with enhanced display launched in India

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 36min
Chinese smartphone and accessories maker Realme today announced the launch of an enhanced version of its Realme Band fitness tracker with a brighter display and some software upgrades. The band is now available for purchase from Amazon and Flipkart. The company had launched the Realme band in March and sales had gone live immediately thereafter. The latest version has a revamped user interface th

Venti-sized disappointment: A review of the Starbucks Rewards Visa card

The Points Guy / 37min
Starbucks Rewards Visa Card overview If you’re a Venti latte-loving Starbucks fanatic and frequent the chain regularly, this Starbucks Rewards Visa card may be for you. However, with a $49 annual fee and complicated redemption structure, most everyone else would be better off with a cash back or rewards card that doesn’t just satiate your caffeine fix. Card Rating*: ½ *Card Rating is based on the

Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL Are Cheaper Than Ever, Starting at $279

40Lifehacker / 40min
Google Pixel 3a | $279 | Amazon Google Pixel 3a XL | $320 | Amazon Read more...

Facebook and Spotify shift to permanent remote working

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Until recently, Facebook staff received salary incentives for living as close as possible to its California headquarters - now it appears more than half will work from home on a permanent basis. In a livestream on his personal Facebook page, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said as much as 50% of the company’s 45,000-person workforce could be working from home within the next decade. “We need to do this in a

Bank holiday sales: 4K TV deals offering prices as low as £249 this weekend

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 51min
The bank holiday sales are back for a second round, and we're picking out all the best 4K TV deals among them and bringing each one straight to all you TV upgraders this weekend. We're seeing premium names like Samsung and LG among these cheap 4K TVs, with prices offering these stunning screens for as little as £249 . Not only are these TVs available for a great price, but we're also seeing a fan

Who Is Still Investing in Magic Leap in 2020?

Magic Leap AbovitzGizmodo / 59min
Despite recently having to announce the lay off of 1,000 employees , it would now appear that Magic Leap has somehow pulled a $350 million miracle out of its ass. Read more...

IBM confirms layoffs are happening, but won’t provide details

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IBM confirmed reports from over night that it is conducting layoffs, but wouldn’t provide details related to location, departments or number of employees involved. The company framed it in terms of replacing people with more needed skills as it tries to regroup under new CEO Arvind Krishna . “ IBM’s work in a highly competitive marketplace requires flexibility to constantly remix to high-value sk

Amazon Angles to Grab Back Customers

100+NYT > Technology / 1h
After losing some online shoppers to rivals during the pandemic, the retail giant is turning back to faster shipping times and big sales.

How to Take Handwritten Notes on Your iPad Using the Apple Pencil

How-To Geek / 1h
The Apple Pencil is a versatile tool for your iPad. Not only can you use it for (virtual) drawing, painting, or coloring, you can also take notes and doodle. Here’s how to take handwritten notes on your iPad. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Incoming Space Junk Caused a Dramatic Light Show Over Australia Last Night

21Gizmodo / 1h
Incredible video taken last night in Australia shows what was likely the late-stage of a Russian rocket burning up on re-entry, in a light show that was seen across the southeast portions of the country. Read more...

Fortnite will screen an entire Nolan movie this summer

Christopher Nolan FortniteSlashGear / 1h
Yesterday, Epic started showing the trailer for Christopher Nolan’s new movie Tenet within Fortnite. Those playing Party Royale mode can stop by the big screen at the top of every hour until 8 PM ET today to catch the trailer, but it turns out that Epic’s team up with Nolan doesn’t begin and end with this Tenet trailer. In fact, … Continue reading

Funko honors doctors and nurses on COVID-19 frontlines with Pop! figures

400+Mashable / 1h
Every night at 7 p.m., people across the country open their windows and make as much noise as possible to show their appreciation for the doctors and nurses on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Funko, the company best known for its vinyl figurines with big heads and button eyes, would like to honor first responders in its own way, too. On Friday, Funko announced a new toy line in its Po

Apple’s handling of Siri snippets back in the frame after letter of complaint to EU privacy regulators

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Apple is facing fresh questions from its lead data protection regulator in Europe following a public complaint by a former contractor who revealed last year that workers doing quality grading for Siri were routinely overhearing sensitive user data. Earlier this week the former Apple contractor, Thomas le Bonniec, sent a letter to European regulators laying out his concern at the lack of enforceme

Statespace, the platform that trains gamers, raises $15 million

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Statespace has today raised a $15 million Series A financing round led by Khosla, with partner Samir Kaul joining the board. Existing investors, such as FirstMark Capital, Lux and Expa, also participated in the round, as well as newcomer June Fund. Statespace launched out of stealth in 2017 with a product called Aim Lab , which recreates the physics of popular FPS games to help players practice t

Pretty Litter Review: Keeping Tabs on Your Cat's Health

72Wired / 1h
This crystal litter subscription service claims to detect illnesses in your cat. But it's not a replacement for vets.

Foxtel's Binge: everything you need to know about the new Aussie streaming service

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Having seen great success with its Kayo Sports streaming service, Foxtel is taking another big swipe at the Australian streaming video market with Binge, a new platform that will offer a huge library of supposedly binge-worthy shows and movies. Set to bring Aussies over 10,000 hours of "unturnoffable" on demand content, Binge will carry an enormous back catalogue of ad-free shows and movies from

7 new TV shows and movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streamers this weekend

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Long weekends mean more time for streaming new TV shows and movies, and there's plenty worth checking out over the next few days on Netflix and other services. Below, we've picked out a few highlights we think you should consider adding to your watch list, including the long-awaited Netflix US release of Uncut Gems, a new ESPN documentary about cyclist Lance Armstrong and spooky thriller series H

Surface Book 3 15-inch review: Beautiful, yet limited

73Engadget / 1h
The Surface Book 3 is a curious beast. Just like its predecessors, it's a premium notebook with a unique feature: Hit a button, and the screen pops out to serve as an enormous tablet. Plug the screen on backwards, and you can use the keyboard as a kickstand. The Surface Book 3’s removable screen and hinge still stands out in the laptop world -- many PC makers took a stab at making their own Surfa

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

49Lifehacker / 1h
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...

Hacker Permanently Solves Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Drift With a Touchpad Upgrade

Gizmodo / 1h
After shutting down its US-based repair centers over two months ago as a result of the pandemic, Nintendo is starting to reopen them again, which is good news for Switch owners still dealing with Joy-Con drift . Hacker Matteo Pisani came up with a different solution: a Switch without joysticks is a Switch that never… Read more...

Samsung 2020 TV and soundbar range detailed for eyes, ears & wallet

SlashGear / 1h
Samsung’s headline TV for 2020 may be its weatherproof The Terrace intended to take 4K out into your garden, but that’s not the company’s only new model for the year. The Samsung Lifestyle 2020 series of more design-focused sets is getting an expansion with new Frame and Serif models, while there are also a whole pallet-load of new soundbars for … Continue reading

Take $50 off Beats Wireless Headphones Today

Gizmodo / 1h
Beats Solo Pro ANC Headphones | $250 | Amazon Powerbeats Pro True Wireless Earbuds | $200 | Amazon Read more...

When Mission: Impossible 7 Gets Back on Track, It'll Be With a New Nemesis for Ethan Hunt

36Gizmodo / 1h
Alan Menken has joined Skydance’s new fantasy musical. Mike McMahan discusses the dynamics between the hapless stars of Star Trek: Lower Decks . Scooter and Skeeter are coming to the Muppet Babies reboot. Plus, Shudder taps a new western-horror film, bad news for Emergence , and what’s to come on The 100 . Spoilers now! Read more...

COVID-19 ‘smart helmet’ comes to SA

Popular Mechanics / 1h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

This Meditation Headband Made Me Feel More Like a Naruto Reject Than a Mindful Blogger

Gizmodo / 2h
When stay-at-home orders were first issued, wearing the Muse S headband, a smart headband intended to help you practice mindfulness and meditation, seemed like a good idea. I am an overly anxious person with too much brain poisoning from Twitter and I’m weathering lockdown in a cramped studio apartment with my partner… Read more...

The best fitness trackers you can buy

44Engadget / 2h
The fitness tracker isn’t dead, and if you’re reading this, you’re probably one of the people keeping these little devices alive. Smartwatches have all but taken over the mainstream wearable space, but the humble fitness tracker remains an option for those that want a gadget to do one thing right all the time. Despite the headwinds, there are still a bunch of fitness bands out there to choose fro

Dear Hyatt, Please Don’t Impose Coronavirus Surcharges On Hotel Stays

28View from the Wing / 2h
This is a horrible idea, that undermines trust in the brand completely. It’s trust in the brand that drives value for Hyatt Hotels Corporation. They really risk undermining their business. If a surcharge is needed to cover the cost of making a hotel safe from SARS-CoV-2, then it’s not part of a hotel’s basic practices. the room rate doesn’t buy a safe stay. That communication is downright scary.

How to Cancel Your CuriosityStream Subscription

How-To Geek / 2h
CuriosityStream is a streaming service with content that focuses on scientific topics. For some, this may not be worth the high subscription fee, and canceling the service may seem a little intimidating. Here’s how to cancel your CuriosityStream membership. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Facebook Messenger Rooms review: The least irritating way to video chat with friends

Facebook Messenger100Mashable / 2h
Messenger Rooms $0 View Product The Good Easy to create rooms • Invite up to 50 people per room • Free to use • No time limit on rooms The Bad Privacy concerns The Bottom Line Messenger Rooms allows you to bypass the annoying obstacles of having to download different apps or create new accounts and passwords. All you have to do is start a room, drop a link, and wait for everyone to join in. ⚡ Mas

API startups are so hot right now

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. A cluster of related companies recently caught our eye by raising capital in rapid-fire fashion. TechCrunch covered a few of them, and I read coverage of others. Looking back through my notes and the media cycles that they generated, it feels safe to say that API -based startups

Fake online reviews under investigation by competition authority

100+BBC News - Technology / 2h
The competition authority has launched an investigation into faked and paid-for reviews online.

Purdue researchers create a smartphone app to help assess anemia

24SlashGear / 2h
One of the methods that doctors use to diagnose the condition known as anemia is by looking at the person’s eyelid and judging its redness, which indicates the number of red blood cells. The challenge for doctors is that the simple test isn’t precise enough to give a diagnosis without drawing a blood sample from the patient. Researchers at Purdue … Continue reading

New Airbus Blended-Wing Airplane Concept Looks Very Similar to a 1940s Design for a Futuristic Flyer

100+Gizmodo / 2h
Earlier this year, Airbus unveiled a sleek new concept aircraft with a blended wing that looked incredibly futuristic. And while it looks like it could have been ripped out of a sci-fi movie from the 2010s, the plane concept also has many elements of retro-futurism. Specifically, the plane looks similar to the… Read more...

Clubhouse proves that time is a flat circle

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. First, a big thanks to everyone who took part in the Equity survey, we really appreciated your notes and thoughts. The crew is chewing over what you said now, and we’ll roll up the best feedback into show tweaks in the future. Today, though, we’ve gone Danny and Natas

New non-profit from Google Maps co-creator offers temporary ‘safe’ passes to aid COVID-19 reopening effort

Google Maps Action Blocks100+TechCrunch / 2h
There are a number of different technologies both proposed and in development to help smooth the reopening of parts of the economy even as the threat of the global COVID-19 pandemic continues. One such tech solution launching today comes from Brian McClendon, co-founder of Keyhole, the company that Google purchased in 2004 that would form the basis of Google Earth and Google Maps. McClendon’s new

Air Canada Will Fly All Business Class Planes

200+One Mile at a Time / 2h
Air Canada will temporarily add some all business class jets to its fleet , though the business class seats will be sold as premium economy. Air Canada’s all business class service Air Canada has a charter division called Air Canada Jetz , with a fleet consisting of three Airbus A319s. These planes are available for charter, and are typically used by sports teams. The planes are in an all busines

Can My Phone's Hotspot Be My Only Internet Connection?

32Lifehacker / 2h
Yes, there are places in this world where you can’t get online—and I’m not talking about a remote tropical locale where it’s impossible for you to play Emoji Blitz while you’re on vacation. Plenty of places in the U.S. either have crappy or non-existent internet, requiring you to get creative to get connected. Read more...

After watching 50,000 hours of Pac-Man, Nvidia’s AI generated a playable clone

Nvidia AI Pac Man 5000094Ars Technica / 2h
Pac-Man Enlarge / To rebuild Pac-Man , you must watch a lot of Pac-Man . (credit: Nvidia / Bandai-Namco) You may be familiar with the Infinite Monkey Theorem, an oft-cited (and often incorrectly quoted) claim that thousands of monkeys could bang on thousands of typewriters and eventually produce a work of art equivalent to Williams Shakespeare. (Yes, Simpsons did it .) This week, Nvidia confirms

NVIDIA's AI built Pac-Man from scratch in four days

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When Pac-Man hit arcades on May 22nd 1980, it held the record for time spent in development having taken a whopping 17 months to design, code and complete. Now, 40 years later to the day, NVIDIA needed just four days to train its new GameGAN AI to wholly recreate it based only on watching another AI play through. Dubbed GameGAN, it’s a generative adversarial network (hence, GAN) similar to those

She-Ra's Noelle Stevenson on the Final Act: Adora’s Struggles, Catra’s Heart, and Shadow Weaver

100+Gizmodo / 2h
After five seasons of will-they-won’t-they, epic battles, and saving the world from utter annihilation, She-Ra gave essentially every character both what they wanted and needed. None of it would have been possible were it not for Noelle Stevenson stepping up to the plate and becoming the kind of leader the series’… Read more...

These new Pixel 3a deals bridge the Pixel 4a delay nicely

Google Pixel 3A 4ASlashGear / 2h
Google’s Pixel 4a is coming, and do you may not be surprised so see that means some great Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL deals as the last of the old stock gets moved off the shelves. Though the Pixel 3a was launched last year, and based off Google’s previous-generation flagship, that’s not to say it’s a phone that should … Continue reading

How to Find Steam Friend Codes (and Add Friend Codes)

How-To Geek / 2h
Because Steam allows you to set your username to almost anything, it can be hard to find friends when they share names with others. Instead, send a Friend Code that is always unique. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How NYC plans to get in touch if you've had contact with a COVID-19 patient

68Mashable / 2h
The epicenter of the American coronavirus outbreak, New York City, is gearing up to launch a massive contact tracing operation in order to safely begin reopening the economy and, well, life. Contact tracing is when health officials get in touch with the people whom a person who has tested positive for coronavirus has come in contact with. They then check if they are symptomatic, and often request

'Pac-Man' once felt futuristic. Now there's a new one built entirely by AI.

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We all have to look a little harder for reasons to celebrate in this dark year of 2020, but here's a good one: On May 22, Pac-Man turns 40. The first video game to really catch the attention of a global audience came to Japanese and American arcades in 1980. The round, yellow hero's pellet-chomping, ghost-dodging ways immediately felt like a technological marvel. But now, the same feat of compute

Remote-First Companies Are Another Covid-19 Calamity

78Wired / 2h
Plus: a tradition of perks at Google, a controversial toilet paper decision, and a baffling new Netflix policy.

Chef iQ Smart Cooker Review: Guided Cooking Done Right

64Wired / 2h
A new connected pressure cooker that has enough smarts to (someday) unseat the Instant Pot.

Pakistani jet crashes in Karachi, many feared dead

The Points Guy / 2h
A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 jet crashed just before landing in Karachi on Friday, with about 100 people onboard. According to officials, Flight PK8303 was en route from Lahore to Karachi when it crashed into a residential neighborhood at 2:37 p.m. PIA said in a statement that the flight was carrying 91 passengers and seven crew members, but the death toll so far remains unclear.

Chris Pratt accidentally deleted 51,000 emails

100+BBC News - Technology / 2h
The Guardians Of The Galaxy actor watched in horror as his inbox shrunk to zero.

Christopher Nolan trailer launched inside Fortnite

Christopher Nolan Fortnite200+BBC News - Technology / 2h
Christopher Nolan's time-bending action espionage film was launched on the video game Fortnite.

MINI Oxford Editions are available to all

SlashGear / 2h
MINI USA has announced that the value-oriented MINI Oxford Edition is available to all consumers in the United States. The automaker has also added the 2020 MINI Countryman Oxford Edition to the line joining the two-door and four-door Oxford Edition models and giving customers more value, substance, style, safety, and fun. The Oxford Edition was previously only available to current … Continue rea

Amazon India hires temporary workers to meet demand surge

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Two months after India relaxed its Covid-19 related lockdown restrictions, Amazon India is facing a sharp surge in online shopping. This has necessitated the additional hiring of 50,000 temporary workers in their fulfilment centres and for delivery. In a blog post , Amazon's senior executive Akhil Saxena says that the company wants to continue helping customers across India get everything they ne

WhatsApp test lets you add contacts with QR codes

64Engadget / 2h
If the thought of typing in someone’s phone number -- by hand -- seems prehistoric by 2020 standards, then WhatsApp’s about to make your life a whole lot easier. A report from WABetaInfo claims that a new beta adds support for using QR codes that’ll let you quickly and easily add new friends. Testers can see a small QR code on their settings page which a new would-be friend can easily scan to get

Brochure for Himelhoch’s department store. Printed on...

Music, Arts & Literature / 3h
Brochure for Himelhoch’s department store. Printed on front: “Come to Himelhoch’s May sales of underwear and negligees.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Cake brings a Swedish take on e-motorcycle design to the US

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Cake has crafted the Swedish edition of electric motorcycle design starting in the dirt. The Stockholm-based mobility startup’s debut, the Kalk OR, is a 150-pound, battery-powered two-wheeler engineered for agile off-road riding and available in a street-legal version. In appearance, Cake’s Kalk has a minimalist stance and doesn’t evoke “motorcycle” in any conventional sense. That was intentional

How to Use Your Smartphone as an Amazon Fire TV Remote

How-To Geek / 3h
Lost your Amazon Fire TV remote again? Fear not, you can download a free app for your iPhone or Android smartphone that will let you control the device remotely. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Talk Birdy to Me! Bird Watch with These Fantastic Apps

How-To Geek / 3h
With over 47 million enthusiasts in the United States alone, it’s easy to see that bird watching is an exciting hobby. With one of these apps and a few other supplies, you can begin your eggs-sighting bird journey today! Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Roll Your Vacation Budget into Staycation Upgrades

How-To Geek / 3h
Canceled vacations aren’t fun, but they sometimes have a silver lining: saved money. If you’re missing that getaway feeling, you may want to funnel your saved vacation budget into home improvements for a staycation! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

How to Use Your Extra Time at Home to Finally Learn Photoshop

44Gizmodo / 3h
A mastery of Adobe Photoshop can help streamline your workflow in all kinds of fields, from web design and online publishing to digital art and photography. The software dominates the image-editing space (though alternatives are available ), and no matter what your level—from beginner to expert—there’s always more to… Read more...

Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL Are Cheaper Than Ever, Starting at $279

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The Critical Points: Science isn’t impacting travel demand — perception is

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Each week in his column “ The Critical Points ,” TPG Loyalty and Engagement Editor Richard Kerr presents his opinion on a loyalty program, card product or recent news that he believes is overlooked, unsung or the result of groupthink taking mass opinion in a direction with which he doesn’t agree. His goal is not necessarily to convince you to agree with his position but rather to induce critical

NVIDIA GeForce NOW streaming adds some heavy hitters

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Another week, another batch of PC games added to NVIDIA’s streaming list. As if to prove naysayers wrong, the graphics tech giant is sticking to its promise of announcing week after week the new titles that will be available for streaming on its GeForce NOW service. If last week’s addition left you feeling unimpressed, this week’s roster could perk you … Continue reading

Windows 10X features could be coming to Windows 10 sooner than expected

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Windows 10X features could be making their way to Windows 10 sooner than expected, with Microsoft reportedly gearing up to let beta testers try out the OS on single-screen devices. When it first announced Windows 10X during last year's Surface event in October, Microsoft positioned the OS, codenamed 'Windows Lite', as software designed for flexible and dual-screen devices, such as its own Surface

Tenet's New Trailer Reveals Some of the Secrets Christopher Nolan's Been Hiding

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But only some . You know how Christopher Nolan is. Read more...

Huawei’s sporty GT 2e smartwatch available on Flipkart, Amazon in India

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Huawei’s latest smartwatch , the GT 2e, is now available for purchase online via Flipkart and Amazon along with an attractive 6-month no-cost EMI offer valid till May 28. Priced at Rs 11,990, the GT 2e sports an AMOLED display and is available in four colours in India. The display blends into the body of the dial which gives it a premium look. The watch face is separated from its strap and posses

How to get into cybersecurity?

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Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing industries globally. Predictions place spending on endpoint security tools at $128 billion by the end of 2020 and spending on cloud security tools at $12.6 billion and infrastructure protection at $24.6 billion by 2023, all of which represent prodigious growth from previous years. With all this demand, there are plenty of opportunities for those who wan

EasyJet cyberattack blamed on Chinese hackers

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The cyberattack which hit British budget airline EasyJet may have been carried out by Chinese hackers, new research has claimed. Sources close to the investigation have revealed that the suspected attackers are thought to be part of a Chinese hacker group with a history of malicious cyberattacks on airline companies. The suspicion is based on the hacking tools and techniques used in the attack, w

Alaska Airlines quietly slashes mileage earnings with two major partners

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One of the best things about the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan loyalty program is its breadth of partners. Before the carrier announced that it was going to join the Oneworld alliance , it was one of the few airlines to have partners that spanned the globe and crossed multiple alliances . With so many unique partners , you could earn or redeem Mileage Plan miles in a bunch of interesting and valua

Google's Pixel 3a and 3a XL are at their lowest prices ever on Amazon

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Getting the pure Android experience with a Pixel phone isn’t always cheap . However, Amazon is taking us back to the Nexus days , offering the Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones at $279 and $319 respectively, the lowest prices we’ve seen yet. For this deal — which Best Buy is also offering ( Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL ) when you choose the “Activate Later” option — you get most of the features found on

Information security: What is it?

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It’s impossible to calculate the sheer volume of information stored in the world’s data centers, private computers, and digital storage devices. One estimate suggests Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook alone hold over 1.2 million terabytes between them. And then there’s the physical data, the many millions of filing cabinets, printed ledgers, and notebooks. With so much information in circul

How Big Tech Is Setting the Work-From-Home Standard

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This week, we measure the impact of Silicon Valley’s shift to remote work. Also, we crash the Clubhouse.

Will Wildfire Smoke Worsen the Pandemic? We're About to Find Out

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When seasonal blazes descend on California, millions could be inhaling smoke, which is known to predispose people to lung diseases.

Introducing @EngadgetDeals: all the tech deals worth your money

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We’re excited to announce a new Twitter account under the Engadget umbrella: @EngadgetDeals . If its name wasn’t a giveaway, it’s a separate Twitter account that we’re using to bring you all the best gadget deals we can find, as we find them. We’ve been covering deals in earnest since the end of last year and eventually set aside a dedicated section of our homepage for it . As with gadget news, w

'Mythic Quest: Quarantine' is a gift during lockdown. There may be more to come.

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Mythic Quest is the only Apple TV+ original at this point that's broken through, and with good reason. The series led by co-creators (and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia veterans) Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Megan Ganz is a workplace comedy set within the confines of a video game development studio. The nine-episode first season that premiered earlier in 2020 – and which now returns with t

Breaking: Plane Crash, Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 From Lahore To Karachi

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The cockpit crew had aborted the flight’s approach to the Karachi airport with landing gear issues, performed a go around, but then declared a Mayday reporting that they had lost both of the plane’s engines. The Airbus A320 crashed into a residential neighborhood. Continue reading ...

Researchers find that bumblebees damage plant leaves to accelerate flower production

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The bumblebee is a critical part of the pollination process that helps plants and flowers grow. Scientists at ETH have demonstrated an interesting way that bumblebees damage plant leaves to accelerate flower production when pollen is in short supply. The researchers found that bumblebee workers use their mouths to pierce the leaves of plants that haven’t flowered yet and that … Continue reading

How to Use Windows 10’s Package Manager, “winget”

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Microsoft’s new Windows Package Manager makes it easy to install applications by running a single command. Here’s how to try the new ” winget ” command and why this Linux-style package manager is so exciting for the future of Windows 10. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Data Security: What is it?

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Today, we do a lot online, and the rise in digitization and networked business activities has created unprecedented amounts of data. Unfortunately, more data means more opportunities for it to be lost, corrupted, sabotaged, or stolen, which is why it is crucial for business leaders to understand the term data security. Put simply, data security refers to the policies and processes put in place by

Memorial Day Apple Watch sales offer $100 price cuts at Best Buy

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The latest Apple Watch sales from Best Buy are offering some excellent discounts that not only make the Series 3 even cheaper but also see a fantastic return to that $299 Apple Watch Series 5 price. All these deals come courtesy of this weekend's Memorial Day sales, so move quickly as discounts end on Monday. That's right, you'll find the cheaper Apple Watch Series 3 for just $179 this weekend ,

IT Security: What is it?

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The first self-propagating computer worm was created in 1989, computer viruses appeared in the 1990s, and by the late 2000s, cybercriminals were targeting credit cards. For decades, security teams have been battling to keep computer networks and end-users safe from cyber threats, but for many, the term IT security can still be a little confusing. IT security defined In our hyper-connected, online

How to become a successful cybersecurity specialist

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With over half of the world now connected to the internet in some way, cybercriminals must be rubbing their hands with glee as their list of potential targets grows by the hour. It’s no surprise then that industry experts predict that between 2017 and 2021 spending on cybersecurity services will exceed $1 trillion as companies struggle to stay one step ahead of hackers. The problem is that every

Pakistan International Airlines A320 Crashes In Karachi

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This is absolutely tragic, especially as it comes just days after domestic flights resumed in Pakistan (they resumed this past Saturday after a two month suspension), and right at the end of Ramadan, as many people are traveling to see loved ones. A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 has crashed today. The flight was operated by a plane with the registration code AP-BLD , which is a 16 y

The FAA and TSA Can’t Legally Mandate Masks Or Temperature Checks

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It may be a good idea to mandate passengers wear masks, and to take their temperatures as they arrive at the airport. However it's a bad idea for government to charge TSA with taking temperatures of passengers who are already inside the airport at security checkpoints. Airlines have lobbied for TSA to do this, and TSA has prepared to do it, however Aviation Policy News points out that neither the

Sony ZV-1: everything we know so far about the vlogging and YouTube camera

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It's taken a long time for the big camera manufacturers to fashion the perfect vlogging camera, and many would argue it still hasn't arrived – but it looks like Sony is going to have a good crack with the rumored Sony ZV-1. Described as a "compact selfie camera" by Sony Alpha Rumors , which claims to have received some leaked images and specs, the ZV-1 so far appears to be a video-oriented take o

This exclusive Samsung S20 Plus deal is the best price we've seen since launch by far

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Ah Samsung, your latest trio of phones really was a double edged sword, dangling world-leading specs, designs and features...and some massive price tags. But to help dull that eye-watering price, we've got some bargain offers...exclusive to you TechRadar readers. Offering 100GB of data on the Three network, these Samsung Galaxy S20 deals are truly market-leading, both under-cutting others for pri

What is the future of cybersecurity?

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More of our personal lives and business activities are being conducted online than ever, making cybersecurity a key issue of our time. Understanding what the future of cybersecurity is will show you how to make the best use of your resources and stay safe not just today, but tomorrow too. The future of cybersecurity is hard to predict because the industry is constantly evolving in response to the

Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept is debuting in Gran Turismo Sport for PS4

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Do you remember the Mazda RX-Vision Concept car? It debuted at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show and is probably one of the most exciting, beautiful, and awe-inspiring concept vehicles we’ve seen in a while. And while the car world awaits the reincarnation of Mazda’s rotary-powered halo car, the Hiroshima-based carmaker is debuting the RX-Vision in Gran Turismo Sport for the … Continue reading

Australia 'records fastest internet speed ever'

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Researchers hope the study offers a glimpse into how internet connections could look in the future.

The story of cheaper batteries, from smartphones to Teslas

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Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) In 2010, a lithium-ion battery pack with 1 kWh of capacity—enough to power an electric car for three or four miles—cost more than $1,000. By 2019, the figure had fallen to $156, according to data compiled by BloombergNEF. That's a massive drop, and experts expect continued—though perhaps not as rapid—progress in the coming decade. Several forecasters projec

Leak suggests the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 could be a cheap, feature-packed Fitbit rival

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A new leak suggests that the forthcoming Xiaomi Mi Band 5 fitness tracker will feature a raft of new features that could make it a super-affordable alternative to activity bands from the likes of Fitbit and Garmin. According to TizenHelp , a site specializing in wearable news, the Mi Band 5 will feature an SPO2 sensor for measuring blood oxygen concentration while you sleep, menstrual cycle track

How do security experts keep themselves safe online?

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With hackers seemingly lurking around every corner of the Internet, how do you keep yourself safe online? We turned to the experts to find out. In this guide, we’ll explore six tips that security experts recommend to keep yourself safe online. 1. Don’t wait to install updates Have you been snoozing that system update for several months now? Taking the time to install the update is one of the simp

These 12 state parks will make you fall in love with Florida

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Florida’s siren song calls to visitors from around the globe with its seashell-strewn beaches, wildlife preserves, iconic cultural hubs like Miami, historic forts and, of course, the theme parks of Central Florida. Add to that plenty of points-friendly accommodations and airports like Jacksonville (JAX), Orlando (MCO), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Miami (MIA), Tampa (TPA) and others that are served by

Samsung India, Facebook to train local traders on digital

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Samsung India today announced a partnership with Facebook whereby it would offer training to brick-and-mortar retail storeowners on how to go digital and manage the online ecosystem in order to grow their business. As part of this initiative, Samsung has already trained more than 800 offline retailers and has lined up more training sessions in the coming weeks, a prepared statement from Samsung I

Remote workers rejoice - Facebook's new enterprise virtual reality platform is here

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Facebook has announced that Oculus for Business, its enterprise-focused virtual reality (VR) platform, is now out of closed beta and available for all businesses to purchase. Launched last year, the platform is designed to support companies looking to deploy VR in the workplace. During the beta, select companies trialled Oculus for Business as a means of enhancing training programs, bolstering pr

National Cyber Security Centre: What is it?

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As more and more of the world’s infrastructure becomes connected over the Internet, governments around the world are developing task forces to focus on cybersecurity. In the UK, the primary government agency responsible for keeping the country safe from digital threats is the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) . The center is relatively new, having just started operations in the fall of 2016.

Etihad Airways May Retire A380s, Never Fly A350s

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Earlier this week Air France announced plans to retire its fleet of nine Airbus A380s effective immediately, making it the first airline in the world to retire its entire super jumbo fleet. Air France just retired its entire A380 fleet Now it seems that Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is at least considering plans to retire its fleet of A380s, and maybe never fly A350s. Etihad Airways may retire A

The Morning After: Samsung's Terrace TV takes 4K outside

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The event space in Fortnite has already hosted live shows and DJ sets, but Thursday night it rolled out the red carpet to premiere a trailer for Christopher Nolan’s next movie . Warner Bros. is still focused on releasing the IMAX-ready flick in theaters first, but for now the big screen experience of Tenet came inside Fortnite . I tuned in to watch the experience live (you can see a clip right he

SIM only flash sale: Three's 12GB for £8 a month deal just destroyed the competition

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If you were intending to spend a few hours this weekend finally hunting for the perfect SIM only deal to bring down your phone bills, we have good news. We've found you an incredible SIM deal, while also giving you back that precious time for decorating, Netflix binging and socially distanced barbecuing. We don't actually have to say much about this offer - it does the talking for itself. For the

Witness the exact moment a Michigan dam failed

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

DJI Mavic Air 2 iFixit teardown would put smartphones to shame

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iFixit is perhaps best known for taking apart phones, tablets, and laptops but, from time to time, it also tries to take a peek inside that other marvel of consumer technology, commercial drones. The launch of DJI’s latest flying robot and the free time that iFixit experts now have on their hands seems like the perfect opportunity (or excuse) to … Continue reading

John Krasinski’s 'Some Good News' was more than just a show — it was a life raft

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No matter how bad life may seem, you can always find some good news to smile about. John Krasinski reminded us all of that easily forgotten fact when he spearheaded an online positivity movement during one of the country's darkest times. On March 25, near the end of an especially heartbreaking and worrisome month, Krasinski tweeted a simple request to his 2.6 million Twitter followers. Using the

'Homecoming' Season 2 delivers a thrilling epilogue we don't need

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Homecoming didn't need a Season 2 — but at least, it's entertaining. Taking the reins from Julia Roberts, new series lead Janelle Monáe kicks off the second installment of Amazon Studios' Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated series as a woman stranded in a rowboat. With no idea how she got there or who she is, the mystery woman has clearly crossed paths with the memory-erasing Geist Group. But her rel

Rocket Report: NASA’s stunning Falcon 9 bargain, Ariane 6 delayed

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Enlarge / The Electron launch vehicle is ready to soar. (credit: Rocket Lab ) Welcome to Edition 2.45 of the Rocket Report! We're looking ahead to a monumental week of rocket launches with the first LauncherOne mission potentially taking flight on Sunday and the possible launch of Crew Dragon next Wednesday. As always, we welcome reader submissions , and if you don't want to miss an issue, please

Covid-19 Will Accelerate the AI Health Care Revolution

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Disease diagnosis, drug discovery, robot delivery—artificial intelligence is already powering change in the pandemic’s wake. That’s only the beginning.

11 Best Mattress Deals and Sales for Memorial Day (2020)

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Just about all of our WIRED Recommended bed-in-a-box mattresses are on sale for the holiday weekend.

Bank holiday sales: all the best cheap laptop deals available this weekend

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The second round of bank holiday sales is off to a fantastic start, with plenty of cheap laptop deals heading up a weekend of discounts already. If you're shopping for a new computer right now, you're in luck. There's a massive range of bank holiday laptop deals available, with many offering fast, free shipping as well. That means you can pick up everything from super cheap laptops ( under £200 a

The days of American Airlines’ award charts look to be numbered

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U.S. carriers have used the downtime associated with the coronavirus pandemic to make adjustments to their loyalty programs. American was slow out of the gate compared to Delta and United , but the Fort Worth-based carrier is quickly catching up. At this point, we’ve seen AA make several updates that aren’t necessarily customer-friendly, depending on how you use your miles. Nonetheless, there’s o

The 9 Best Graphic Design Programs on Windows

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Graphic design is complicated work, so it requires complicated tools. There are plenty of options for software today from well-known programs that have been around for decades to newer contenders trying to prove their worth. With so many options available, it can be difficult to choose which program you’ll spend hours mastering—especially for new designers. So, we rounded up the best of the best

Samsung Galaxy M31s, Galaxy M51 Indian launch expected soon

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Samsung is gearing up to launch two new smartphones in India soon. The company will soon announce the Galaxy M31s and M51 in India. A few weeks ahead of the launch, we’ve got some information on the devices. It’s been a while since Samsung announced a new mid-range smartphone in India. The upcoming Galaxy M31s will be the successor to the Galaxy M31 which was launched in February and the Galaxy M

Is AMD working on new Ryzen 7 3850X and Ryzen 7 350X CPUs to spoil Intel’s Comet Lake-S party?

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It looks like AMD is planning to combat Intel’s recent 10th generation desktop CPU launch by releasing two new desktop CPUs: the Ryzen 7 3850X and Ryzen 7 3750X, according to new rumors. The rumors come from a cryptic tweet from the HXL Twitter account (which you can see below), and expanded upon the VideoCardz website. The details are thin on the ground, but VideoCardz claims the information com

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X price drop could take the wind out of Intel Comet Lake CPU sales

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AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900X has reportedly been given a price cut in the wake of Intel’s new Comet Lake processors hitting the shelves, which could certainly be viewed as a reactive move following the 10th-gen desktop launch. According to a report by TechPowerup , AMD has signaled to retailers to drop the price of the 3900X to around $410 over in the US, where it will compete with the Core i9-10900K and

You’re saying it wrong: How to say oft-mispronounced tech terms

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Enlarge / Eye Oh Ess. (credit: Aurich Lawson ) Is it iOS "eye-oh-ess" or "eye-oss"? Is it Linux "Lie-nux" or "Lih-nux?" How about sudo: is it really "sue-doo" for "superuser, do!" or has the more popular "sue-doh" population won out? In this article, you'll find the answers to each of those and several more—along with some perspectives on terms that aren't so clear-cut. Here's the background: we

40 Years Later, ‘Pac-Man’ Is Still Capturing Our Hearts

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It was 40 years ago when Pac-Man first gobbled its way into Japanese arcades and captured our hearts with its simple, but challenging, gameplay. Even after all this time, Pac-Man still rules as a cultural icon. Let’s explore what makes this game such a beloved and enduring phenomenon. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition is Agent 007’s ride of choice

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The Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition is ready for the spotlight. This newest ride is Agent 007’s motorcycle of choice in No Time to Die, the latest James Bond flick which was supposed to be shown about a month ago. And while the release of No Time to Die is postponed until November 2020, it’s time for the Triumph Scrambler … Continue reading

These are the top 5 must-read cybersecurity books

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Hackers and cyber-criminals improve their tactics every day. As a consequence, the cybersecurity industry must perpetually adapt to stay ahead of malicious actors. Verizon points out in its 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report , which is based on 42,000 recorded incidents, that the best defense against cybercrime is knowledge. Unless organizations understand the digital threats they face, they

Hawaiian Airlines Offering 5x Miles On Gift Cards

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Airlines are obviously having liquidity issues, so we’re seeing some airlines offer incentives to book travel now. We’ve seen this from American, Southwest, and JetBlue, for example. Hawaiian Airlines is running a promotion on gift cards, which is perhaps the best case scenario when it comes to airline promotions, since you can get a perk for spending money with the airline without committing to

Latest WhatsApp update brings a new world for business users

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Businesses will be able to get even more out of their WhatsApp usage thanks to a number of new updates from the company. Several new upgrades for WhatsApp Messenger and WhatsApp business have been rolled out in a new beta, giving a look at exactly what is coming soon for companies using the app. According to WABetaInfo, the new WhatsApp update includes support for a number of useful features, inc

The science behind human irrationality just passed a huge test

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Enlarge / When faced with uncertainty, people don't make perfectly rational choices. (credit: flickr user: Jacqui Brown ) If you won $100 tomorrow, you’d be pretty happy. And if you lost $100, you’d be less than thrilled. But those two feelings wouldn’t be the same in magnitude: the loss would probably sting far more than the gain would delight. People don’t approach things like loss and risk as

Facebook Messenger Safety Notices will warn you of scams, suspicious people

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Uncertain and desperate times bring out the best and the worst of people. While there will always be those who will go out of their way to be humanity’s brightest stars, there are others that exemplify mankind’s biggest weaknesses. While we always need to be on guard against such malicious agents, it’s not always possible to defend one’s self against … Continue reading

Coronavirus grounded the autonomous-vehicle industry, but data troves could be a savior

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Brandon Moak felt as if a freight train had hit him. It was mid-March, and the cofounder and CTO of the autonomous- trucking startup Embark Trucks had been keeping tabs on the emergence of covid-19. As a shelter-in-place order went into effect throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, where Embark is based, Moak and his team were forced to ground almost all their 13 self-driving semi-trucks (a few s

Stopped using Netflix? Your subscription could now be canceled automatically

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Netflix has revealed a new feature that'll automatically cancel your subscription if you haven't been using the streaming service for a while. It'll only kick in if you're actively subscribed and haven't streamed anything for a whole year – so you'd probably have to be rolling in cash not to notice. It's been introduced because Netflix doesn't want these types of viewers to pay for something they

Intel acquires Rivet, maker of Killer Wireless-AC gaming Wi-Fi gear

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Enlarge / This Killer 1650x is really a rebranded Intel AX200 under the hood—but to be fair, Intel put stuff into the AX200 chipset just for Rivet, which only gets enabled on Rivet's version of the card. (credit: Rivet Networks ) On Wednesday, Intel announced its acquisition of Rivet Networks—makers of the Killer AC-brand line of gamer-oriented Wi-Fi gear—for an undisclosed price. Intel Vice Pres

These remote-controlled electric scooters aren’t for people with trust issues

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Imagine if an electric scooter could turn up at your door, and then safely guide you to your destination. All you have to do is step on, and put your faith in the hands of a remote employee who is located 1,700 miles away. What could go wrong? This week, that very specific scenario will become a reality in Atlanta, Georgia, where 100 teleoperated electric scooters are rolling out for commercial u

What is Cybersecurity?

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The rise of the Internet-connected world over the past few decades has brought numerous benefits. But that connectedness can also pose a threat. Hackers routinely take advantage of connected devices to wreak havoc, steal valuable information, or even hold entire companies and governments hostage for a ransom. Keeping the digital world safe as the number of devices continues to grow means counteri

Why Delta One Suites are poised to become the best business class in America — for now

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Before the coronavirus put the travel industry on hold, many airlines across the world were retrofitting cabins with the latest innovations to the passenger experience. Stateside, the big three have already got a good chunk of their long-haul fleet configured with their latest business-class cabins: American Flagship Business , Delta One Suites and United Polaris . AA and UA also have purpose-bui

The art of turning 'Minecraft' into the deeper, darker 'Minecraft Dungeons'

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In Minecraft Dungeons, there is no mining and there is no crafting. The core of Minecraft has been ripped asunder by the team behind Minecraft Dungeons to create a new, moodier experience that's less about digging and building and more about adventure, action, and treasure. Ahead of its May 26 release on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch, Minecraft Dungeons game director Måns Olson

Netflix’s 'The Lovebirds' is an ideal Friday night in

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The Lovebirds wasn't supposed to be a Netflix movie. In some other, nicer timeline where COVID-19 never existed, it'd have hit theaters back in April , against The New Mutants and Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway . In this one, though, it's become a Netflix exclusive. And truthfully, that may be the ideal home for it. Directed by Michael Showalter, this amiable rom-com fits into that very specific cat

Native American communities are struggling during the pandemic. Here's how to help.

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As of May 18, the Navajo Nation has the highest per capita coronavirus infection rate in the U.S., surpassing New York and New Jersey. Unlike other regions, though, the largest reservation in the country is facing the coronavirus pandemic with a drastically limited set of tools. Navajo Nation, which extends into Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona, isn't alone in this: A host of underlying inequalities

Microsoft's classic Solitaire game is 30 today

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Microsoft’s Solitaire , which taught the world to use a mouse and waste unprecedented amounts of time , is turning 30 today. The game first came along with Windows 3.0, launched in 1990 with great fanfare , and is still played by 35 million people per month in 200 markets and 65 languages. Windows 3.0 was the first popular version of Windows, having sold 10 million copies. At the time, many folks

Can You Gather With God Over Zoom?

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Quakerism goes virtual, offering an intimate window into silent worship.

Son 'kills father' during Zoom video chat in New York state

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Several chat participants witness the stabbing of a Long Island man by his son, police say.

Oops: Buying the wrong gift card cost me $100

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Today I want to share a story from TPG reader Jim , who missed out on a 20% off sale by buying the wrong gift card design: I went on my iPhone yesterday evening to buy a $500 Marriott e-gift card to get the 20% discount. This morning I noticed that my credit card charged me $500, not the $400 with the discount that I was expecting. I called the Marriott gift card line this morning, and they said

Here are the 13 best tweets of the week

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Here we are: Another week of quarantine, another week of Good Tweets. We've been keeping tracking of the best tweets for six weeks now . Why? Because life in isolation is boring and stressful and sometimes it's good to laugh at dumb posts on the internet. And why not? OK, enough throat clearing, here they are: the 13 Good Tweets. 1 The Last Dance is done, so let's get the jokes in while we can du

I cooked 7 internet-famous recipes in 7 days, and now I just want a salad

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Openreach 'futureproofs' full fibre network with Nokia kit

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Openreach’s rollout of full fibre in the UK will be futureproofed against future demand and technological innovations through the use of Nokia’s Passive Optical Network (PON) portfolio. The BT-owned company’s fibre to the premise (FTTP) network now covers 2.6 million properties and the intention is to reach 4.5 million by March next year. A longer term goal is to cover 20 million premises by the

Xiaomi’s investment house of IoT surpasses 300 companies

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Xiaomi, the Chinese comapny famous for its budget smartphones and a bevy of value-for-money gadgets, said in a filing on Thursday that it has backed more than 300 companies as of March, totaling 32.3 billion yuan ($4.54 billion) in book value and 225.9 million yuan ($32 million) in net gains on disposal of investments in just the first quarter. The electronics giant has surely lived up to its amb

Prepare to be tracked and tested as you return to work

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A day in the life of Salesforce workers will look very different when they return to the software company’s offices. The San Francisco–based business says all of its 49,000 employees can continue working from home for the rest of the year. But as regions relax stay-at-home rules and the company reopens in phases, employees who are cleared to return will start their day by logging online for a dai

Fitbit Charge 3, Versa 2, Inspire HR and Ace 2 prices slashed at Amazon

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Amazon has launched a huge sale on Fitbit fitness trackers, with savings of up to £50 on some of the most popular models. With gyms closed and the weather improving, getting out for a run, walk or bike ride is one of the best ways to get some regular exercise, and a fitness tracker will help you keep tabs on all your efforts. You can see your heart rate, distance travelled, step count and more at

Dixons Carphone gives the elderly free tablets during lockdown

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High-street retailer Dixons Carphone is providing free internet-enabled tablets to elderly UK citizens in order to help them stay connected with friends and family during the Covid-19 pandemic. The firm will provide a total of 500 free tablets to needy customers along with offering dedicated tech support to help users get set up. The project is the fruit of an ongoing partnership with Age UK, one

You won't see all of The Last of Us 2 in one playthrough

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It's not long until we finally get our hands on The Last of Us 2 and, as we rocket towards the sequel's June 19 release date, Naughty Dog is intent on fueling the hype – and reassuring fans that spoilers have nothing on playing the game for yourself. In a recent episode of PlayStation's The Last of Us 2 video series (via IGN ), titled 'Inside the Gameplay', the Naughty Dog team discussed how play

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 renders may have just given us our first clear look at the design

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is still months away from its likely August launch, but we may have just seen detailed, high-quality renders of the phone, revealing the full design. Shared by Pigtou (a phone case shop) in collaboration with xleaks7 (a leaker without much of a track record), the renders show a phone that looks like a cross between the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the Samsung Galaxy S20 .

New Sony WH-1000XM4 features revealed in a leak – and they sound very impressive

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New details about the Sony WH-1000XM4 have come to light, revealing that the wireless headphones could be among the smartest cans we've ever seen. Twitter user @justplayinghard published their findings from a teardown of the Sony Headphones Connect APK (Android Application Package), uncovering some of the impressive features we can expect from the follow-up to the Sony WH-1000XM3 – otherwise know

These quirky face masks let you socialize while staying protected

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TL;DR: Stay safe — and make a statement — with a 2-pack of these quirky face masks for $14.39, a $15 savings as of May 21. Set your boots, purses, and jewelry aside. The hottest accessory of 2020 is the humble face mask. As lockdowns unwind around the world, we're all encouraged (or required, in some states) to only venture out into public spaces with proper protective face coverings. But just be

Idle Sleep mattresses are buy one, get one through May 27

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TL;DR: BOGO or get a free adjustable base when you purchase an Idle Sleep mattress through May 27. In these anxious times, sleep is more precious than ever. It supports mental and physical wellbeing during waking hours and allows the body to repair at night. Right now, treating yourself — or a COVID-19 frontlines worker — to a great night’s sleep will have benefits long past Memorial Day. Choose

Best Memorial Day 2020 sales: Mattresses, Nintendo Switch Lite, and tons of workout gear

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We've all kind of known that summer 2020 was going to have a weird vibe, but a Memorial Day weekend without some sort of social gathering really solidifies things. man I miss precedented times — julia reinstein 🚡 (@juliareinstein) May 18, 2020 The one constant we can count on? Memorial Day sales. Isolation has already given retail therapy a whole new meaning, and our lack of holiday plans gives

Get all 46 of your core muscles in shape with this insane deal

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TL;DR: Stay in shape while social distancing at home with the Core46 Total Smart Gym for $87.99, a more than 60% savings as of May 22 when you use the code SUMMERSAVE20. Sculpting your stomach to display a perfectly-toned six-pack of abs is the aspiration of many. But as it turns out, there's much more to your core than you may think Harvard research says so. Martin van Der Hoeven, creator of the

This VPN offers high-speed servers for streaming

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TL;DR: A two-year subscription to PureVPN is on sale for $2.88 per month as of May 22, saving you 74% on list price. A drop in speed kills the joy of streaming, and that's why it's so important to invest in online security that doesn't impact your connection speed. Buffering is the ultimate buzzkill, and must be avoided at all costs. Most VPNs claim to offer fast connection speeds, but PureVPN ta

This seafood-themed bakeware is on sale in time for Memorial Day feasts

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TL;DR: Bake your favorite dishes in this adorable Dockside Bakeware 5-Piece Ceramic Stoneware Baking Set for $79.99, a $50 savings as of May 22. Crab and lobster season is now in full swing on the East Coast, which means socially-distanced seafood feasts are sure to be following suit. Translation: it's time to dust off your serving dishes and get out the Old Bay. If you're just now realizing that

Grab an air fryer for 50% off with this stellar Memorial Day sale

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TL;DR: Make healthier (and easier) meals with this Yedi® ceramic air fryer for $72, a more than 50% savings as of May 22. Memorial Day will be looking a bit different this year. Going to the park and grilling out with your family and friends may not be in the cards, but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate at home. And what's a celebration without your favorite fried foods? The Yedi Total Packag

Qualcomm working on 6xx series of 5G chipsets, suggests tipster

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The year 2020 seems to be one of commercialisation of 5G as carriers in many countries have started to deploy it. Last year, 5G was limited to flagship smartphones. However, the game has changed this year as Qualcomm and MediaTek are rolling out budget 5G SoCs. And things are expected to get even more interesting as latest leaks have pointed out that Qualcomm is working on a 600 series of process

Half of all Facebook employees will work from home forever - not immediately though

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Just how much the last two months of global lockdown have changed the work culture can be gauged by how Facebook is now responding to it. Till recently, they paid staffers a bonus to live near its headquarters in California and now they want half of the workforce to work from home forever. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in a livestream on his personal page, said that as much as 50 percent of the c

Denmark to build two giant “energy islands”

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Xiaomi’s user data collection - why it is worrisome?

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All companies that sell smartphones and smart devices do collect user data which is not big news but when it comes to misleading users with word jugglery, it is definitely unacceptable. With the Mi 10 (buy it on having hit the stores some time ago and the Mi 10 Pro coming soon, these fears get compounded. This is where Xiaomi finds itself on a sticky wicket. The Chinese smartphone gian

Why outages are as serious as cyber threats

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Modern business ceases to function without IT. More precisely, it’s data that keeps the wheels turning, across all kinds of industries. Whether being able to co-ordinate resources, respond to customer demands, or gather market-leading intelligence, none can happen without being able to keep the lights on. Most of us have well and truly left the era of ‘in’ and ‘out’ trays behind, and businesses s

Drones help to plant seedpods and other tech news

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BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best technology news stories.

Looks like Apple's already planning changes for the iPad Pro's Magic Keyboard

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One of the key selling points of the new iPad Pro 2020 range was in fact a separate product you could buy for it - the Magic Keyboard - which turned the tablet experience into one more akin to using a laptop. Unlike the familiar Smart Keyboard Folio (pictured) which was simply a case with a keyboard baked in, the Magic Keyboard had letters to type but also a trackpad like a standard laptop, as we

Samsung Terrace is an outdoorsy TV that doesn't mind a little rain

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Imagine this: Samsung didn't have an outdoor, 4K QLED TV in its portfolio - until now. The Samsung Terrace, launched on Thursday, is a smart TV with all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a high-end Samsung QLED TV: Quantum HDR, Direct Full Array 16X local dimming, Quantum Dot color tech, and AI-enhanced 4K upscaling. It's also tuned for the outdoors, with 2,000+ nits of brightness, which s

M17 sells its online dating assets to focus on live streaming

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M17 Entertainment announced today that it has sold its online dating assets to focus on its core live-streaming business in Asia and other markets. Paktor Pte, which operates Paktor dating app and other services, was acquired by Kollective Ventures, a venture capital advisory firm. The value of the deal was undisclosed. In its announcement, Taipei-based M17 said the sale will allow it to focus on

UN agency’s web app assists in SA’s fight against COVID-19

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Did NASA really discover a parallel universe?

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The Poco M2 Pro could be another rebranded Redmi to launch in India

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Poco M2 Pro was spotted on Xiaomi’s RF Exposure page a couple of weeks ago, but was soon removed from the listing. Right after that incident, more proof about the device’s existence surfaced. A new report backs that claim while talking about its probable launch in India. The Poco M2 Pro was spotted on Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG databases recently with M2003J6CI model number. The Bluetooth S

Nearly a third of UK consumers are now using digital and mobile wallets to pay for goods online

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New data from the Worldpay from FIS 2020 Global Payments Report shows that the UK is being fuelled by online sales through mobile devices , which are increasing thirteen percent per year, while desktop-based purchases are advancing at six percent. According to FIS, this is largely being driven by the country’s growing ‘tap-and-go’ culture. In January this year, 32 per cent of credit card transact

GM will upgrade its Super Cruise technology to work on city streets

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GM’s Super Cruise, the automaker’s hands-free driving assistance feature, currently only works on highways. But according to one of its executives (as reported by Autoblog ), the company is working to expand its capabilities so that it could also provide a hands-free driving experience on city streets, making it more of a rival to Tesla’s Autopilot. GM’s VP of global product development Doug Park

Honor confirms MediaTek as a replacement chipset supplier

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At a time when Huawei and Honor and bracing up to face the challenges posed by the US ban on its products, the Chinese giant is getting support from MediaTek. The Taiwanese semiconductor giant could well be supplying chipsets for their future smartphones. Earlier this week, as a part of the new trade sanctions imposed by the U.S., TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co) was no longer allowed

Amazon trials online food delivery in India

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The firm has started working with restaurants to deliver meals in parts of Bengaluru.

Fifth deal for Jio Platforms; KKR invests Rs 11,367 crore

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Recession? What recession? This seems to be the question that Reliance Industries' digital subsidiary Jio Platforms is asking today as yet another big name - KKR & Co. Inc - joined them as an investor. This is the company in as many weeks to buy a stake in the fast-growing digital services company. Jio Platforms Limited today announced that KKR will invest Rs 11,367 crore into Jio Platforms. This

The Redmi 10X will actually be an inexpensive high-end device

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The Redmi 10X has already been heavily leaked before its official launch on May 26. Taking matters into its own hands, Redmi itself confirmed a few key features of its upcoming mid-ranger. Hint: it’s a lot more premium than expected earlier. Redmi has posted a new teaser on Weibo in China. The teaser reveals that the device will come with dual SIM 5G support with dual 5G standby. It is already a

Magic Leap raises $350 million and puts layoffs on hold

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Magic Leap has been struggling for quite a while now, but the past year has been especially difficult due to poor sales and the coronavirus pandemic. Back in April, the company announced that it’s laying off employees at every level, and The Information reported that around 1,000 people would lose their jobs. Now, the mixed-reality headset-maker has finally caught a break — according to Business

Google Maps Makes Wheelchair-Accessible Locations Easier to Spot

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In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Google’s adding a long-overdue feature to its Maps app that puts details about a location’s accessibility facilities front and center. Read more...

The Google Pixel 4a release date may slip even though a leak says it's ready to ship

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Another Google Pixel 4a rumor has alleged that the phones are indeed ready to ship, but the launch date may get delayed anyway until July due to ‘market conditions.’ Presumably, this refers to consumer willingness to pick up a new phone in the middle of an outbreak, especially as consumers struggle with lost work and pay. This new rumor suggests that the phone was ready to be announced in May as

How to watch Homecoming season 2: stream every episode online anywhere

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Based on a podcast of the same name, the second series of the anthology thriller brings some new faces and more intrigue - read our guide on how to watch Homecoming season 2 and stream every episode of the show from anywhere in the world. Produced by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, the first season boasted Julia Roberts in a rare TV role. The Pretty Woman star won't be back this time out, with seas

Amazon's multiplayer Pac-Man game is made for Twitch streaming

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Amazon Games showed it’s a serious competitor with the new shooter Crucible and has an MMO on the way, but its next game is the one that makes the most sense for Twitch streaming. That’s because Pac-Man Live Studio is not just a variant of the arcade classic, it’s apparently going to be playable directly in its own Twitch channel — perfect for sharing and interaction between streamers and viewers

Windows 10 new accessibility features roll out for visually impaired users

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Computers have become an important part of our lives, even more so during these days of lockdowns and social distancing. Not everyone, however, has the luxury of being able to use a computer normally or even see what’s on the screen. Those with low or no vision always find using computers more than just a hassle. To mark this year’s … Continue reading

Rent an RTX2080 PC for $24.99 per month? That’s now a reality

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Cloud gaming has been commonplace for more than a decade now, but Windows licensing meant that until recently it was impossible to run a Windows 10 operating system on a dedicated computer with its own graphics card and peripherals. Enter Shadow, a French company that promises to truly bring PC gaming to the cloud and has raised more than $100 million in funding to date. The service is slowly rol

Google Maps Accessible Places will show wheelchair-friendly locations

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It may be hard for most people to get around these days but it has always been a gamble for less able people to go out. Although mandated by many laws across the world, accessibility for those with physical handicaps hasn’t always been implemented properly and uniformly in places that should. Wheelchair access, for example, is still a hit or … Continue reading

New trailer for Tenet sees Christopher Nolan go from Inception to 'inversion'

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While the world remains on lockdown, Warner Bros. has seen fit to gift us with a brand new trailer for director Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated mind-bending thriller, Tenet, starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh. Christopher Nolan: there's no reason film can't live alongside digital Chris Nolan: We treated th

Facebook’s future of work vision revolves around VR, AR, and avatars

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There is no telling when the COVID-19 pandemic will really end but, when it does, it will be a very different world. Work alone is undergoing a shift and some tech companies are seeing a drastically different future at least for some kinds of jobs. Facebook, for example, thinks that computing and work