Friday, May 29, 2020

TPS Consulting Friday Morning Post


In a Divided Nation, a Call to Finally Protect Black Lives Reaches a Fever Pitch

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Across America on Thursday night, thousands of people marched to their state capitols, their public squares, their police precincts. Across America, they shouted “I can’t breathe”—a dying plea turned rallying cry. Police took arms against demonstrators—dressing in riot gear, shooting at the citizens who employ them… Read more...

Gang of Monkeys Steals COVID Blood Samples in India

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It sounds like the opening of a bad apocalyptic zombie movie. A gang of monkeys in India stole a batch of blood samples taken from patients who tested positive for COVID-19, according to Reuters . We shouldn’t have to tell you why this is bad news. The monkeys raided a lab at a state owned medical college in Meerut, an Indian city. “Monkeys grabbed and fled with the blood samples of four COVID-19

CNN reporter covering protests gets arrested on live TV

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State police in Minnesota have arrested a CNN reporter, producer, and camera crew while they were live on air, covering the protests in Minneapolis that followed the death of George Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old black man who died in city police custody. In a video shared to Twitter on Friday morning, correspondent Omar Jimenez can be seen speaking to police in the middle of a deserted street, sh

Facebook Wants to be the Arbiter of Truth When It Comes to the Identities of Mega-Viral Accounts

Gizmodo / 10min
For the past year or so, Facebook has mandated that certain page owners and political ad-spenders on the platform verify their identities as a way to curb interference in the coming election. Now, these checks are being extended to certain people’s profiles, too. According to a post made on the company’s blog… Read more...

Audi launches high-tech car unit Artemis to fast track a ‘pioneering’ EV to market

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Audi has created a new business unit called Artemis to bring electric vehicles equipped with highly automated driving systems and other tech to market faster — the latest bid by the German automaker to become more agile and competitive. The traditional automotive industry, where the design to start of production cycle might take five to seven years, has been grappling with how to bring new and in

Stadia Pro members get six free games in June

Engadget / 16min
Google is still determined to reel in Stadia customers by lavishing subscribers with free games . The internet giant has revealed that Stadia Pro members will get six bonus games in June, or twice as many as usual. These are titles you might recognize, too, including The Elder Scrolls Online (on June 16th), the time-based action puzzler Superhot , Panzer Dragoon Remake , Get Packed , Little Night

Senators ask FTC to investigate Instacart over 'tip baiting'

Engadget / 16min
Tip baiting, where delivery service customers promise generous tips to couriers only to stiff them afterward, is a scummy practice — and politicians want to know if companies are letting it slide. A group of US senators led by Brian Schatz have sent a letter to FTC Chairman Joseph Simons asking him to start an investigation into whether Instacart and other delivery firms are conducting “unfair or

Pamper Yourself With a Vibrating Foot Spa

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Vibrating Foot Spa | $73 | Amazon

Dino-Killing Asteroid Spawned a Huge Magma Chamber That Lasted Millions of Years

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When the dinosaur-snuffing asteroid hit Earth some 66 million years ago, it produced a subterranean pool of magma roughly nine times larger than the current caldera at Yellowstone National Park, according to new research. Read more...

One family’s experience traveling during the age of coronavirus

The Points Guy / 22min
In This Post Travel in the age of coronavirus Careful. That one word best describes my first family air travel and vacation experience in a post COVID-19 world. As an airline industry CEO my passion for travel beckoned strongly, but I wanted to make certain to travel safely. My amazing wife, Dr. Jeanette Leader, works as a medical doctor and surgeon in Atlanta. As an OB/GYN, she has delivered mul

How to Wrangle a Toddler and a Newborn at the Same Time

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With the exception of one (very) long weekend as a foster parent, I’ve never parented a toddler and a newborn at the same time. But that very long weekend did give me a (relatively) brief glimpse into how utterly crazy and exhausting it would be. We put so much emphasis, as a society, on preparing for the first baby.… Read more...

'Defending Jacob' delivers a disturbing finale after a disappointing season

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Since its premiere, the AppleTV+ drama Defending Jacob has felt more like a chore than anything else. Watching it feels like an obligation — to a serious show about difficult topics, to a subscription you already paid for, to your loyal crush on Chris Evans, or any combination of the three. If you've made it to the finale (and the numbers suggest you have ), you're ready to find out if it was all

Echo Looks will cease functioning in July, as Amazon discontinues the camera

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Introduced in mid-2017, the Look was one of the more obscure — and, honestly, kind of bizarre — entries in the Echo line. It was a small camera designed to take videos and selfies of its owner, using machine learning to help choose outfits. No surprise, really, that it never caught fire. And now, three years after its introduction, it’s dead. First noted by , Amazon sent a letter to c

The largest electric plane in the world just aced its first flight

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A plane billed as the largest all-electric commercial aircraft has set a new record, taking to the skies for the first time and making a zero-emissions flight. The all-electric Cessna 208B Grand Caravan – known as the eCaravan – took off from a runway in Washington on Thursday and flew for 28 minutes, with its creators suggesting it could fill … Continue reading

Heat up the Summer With up to 50% off at Ella Paradis

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Great Icelandair Business Class Transatlantic Fares

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As noted by Frequent Miler , Icelandair has some fantastic business class fares for travel between various points in the US and various points in Europe for this upcoming fall and winter. Obviously there’s a lot of uncertainty, but this is at least worth being aware of. Icelandair’s great business class fares Icealndair has roundtrip transatlantic business class fares in the range of $850 to $1,1

IHG just introduced dynamic award pricing — here’s what that means for travelers

The Points Guy / 36min
After rolling out dynamic award pricing in Greater China last month , IHG confirmed to TPG that hotels in the Americas are now pricing award nights dynamically. The hotel group also told us that it will roll out the pricing structure to “more hotels coming weeks.” TPG’s initial tests have confirmed that dynamic pricing has also rolled out to several cities in Europe as well. In a statement, IHG s

The best deals we found this week: AirPods Pro, Fire TV Cube and more

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Memorial Day may be behind us but you can still grab some of its deals. Apple’s AirPods Pro are still at the very good sale price of $228 at Amazon, and a bunch of Fire TV devices are on sale as well. The Fire TV Cube is $100 right now and both the Fire TV Stick and the Stick 4K are $10 off. There are also good sales on Google’s Nest WiFi and Pixel 3a smartphone still available. Here are the best

YouTube makes video chapters official

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Enlarge (credit: NurPhoto/Getty Images ) In your travels around YouTube the past few weeks, you might have seen a video or two that features "chapters." Chapters allow creators to timestamp and name sections of their videos for easy navigation. The feature has been in experimental mode for the past few weeks, but now YouTube is making chapters official . Chapters add a lot of functionality to the

As Streamers Spread Dangerous Conspiracy Theories, Twitch Does Little To Stop Them

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In the past few days, an alarming headline has made the rounds: “Half of Fox News viewers think Bill Gates is using pandemic to microchip them, survey suggests.” This idea is nonsense, of course, but coronavirus conspiracy theories have spread almost like the virus itself across the meticulously calibrated algorithmic… Read more...

Should I Worry About Mystery Boxes on My Town's Utility Poles?

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I don’t really pay much attention to my neighborhood’s utility poles—as long as they’re standing strong and not sparking, humming strangely, or anything like that, they do their thing and I do my thing. However, some Lifehacker readers are a bit more eagle-eyed than me. Read more...

Register for the first ‘Future of Travel’ webinar with Brian Kelly and Carnival CEO Arnold Donald

The Points Guy / 51min
Register Now The cruise industry has been upended by the coronavirus, but when will ships sail again , and what should guests expect from the experience ? Join the founder and CEO of The Points Guy Brian Kelly and Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald as they gaze into the future and answer pressing questions about what cruising might look like in a post-coronavirus world. Whether you’re an infr

iPhone privacy prompts discriminate against non-Apple apps, complaint says

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Enlarge / Tile Mate, one of Tile’s tracking hardware products. (credit: Tile) Tile, a maker of hardware and software for digitally tracking the location of personal possessions, has written a letter to the European Commission accusing Apple of anti-competitive behavior as rumors abound that Apple plans to launch a competitor to Tile in the near future. This follows similar complaints by Tile in t

The best investment every digital brand can make during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Steve Tan Contributor Steve Tan is a Singapore-based serial entrepreneur and full-stack digital marketer with over 14 years of hands-on experience who is also the CEO and founder of Super Tan Brothers Pte. Ltd , which operates e-commerce, software, logistics, marketing, educational and investment companies around the globe. Intuitively, stores that sell online should be making a killing during th

The Best Pair of Workout Earbuds Now Comes in Actual Fun Colors

Gizmodo / 58min
I don’t know about you, but I’m over workout earbuds that only come in dark, boring colors. The options usually range from black to grey—occasionally navy, if you’re feeling spicy. Apple-owned Beats is now giving those of us who want more color a few more shades to choose from in its Powerbeats Pro lineup, making some… Read more...

Is there a good reason to buy the Apple Watch Series 5 ?

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It’s been five years since Apple debuted its smartwatch, and in that time the square-faced device has become iconic and infamous. The most recent version offers ‘dimmable’ faces that keep the screen available at all times, courtesy of its low-temperature polysilicon and oxide display. But it also provides many of the same things as before, including 18 hours of battery life, 40 and 44mm sizes and

This Google AR app tackles social distancing’s biggest issue

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With social distancing for our current global pandemic for COVID-19, augmented reality seems to have found a place to be helpful in the real world. An “Experiments with Google” app called Sodar works with WebXR to show a 2-meter circle around the user, with augmented reality. You’ll need a supported device to make this work – but if you’ve got … Continue reading

How to watch One Tree Hill online: stream every episode from anywhere

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More angsty and testosterone-fuelled than Dawson’s Creek, the other popular teen drama based in North Carolina - One Tree Hill - charted the lives and loves of Nathan and Lucas: two half-brothers from very different backgrounds, whose divergent worlds collide through a joint passion for shooting hoops. Follow their journey from adolescence to adulthood as we detail how to watch One Tree Hill onli

How to Vote By Mail

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It’s 2020, so naturally, the mail has become politicized . Specifically, the president has insisted the push to make it easier to vote by mail during the pandemic is an attempt to fix the election because doing so is prone to fraud—a claim for which there is no actual evidence . The good news is that states are largely… Read more...

A Tokyo Hospital Is Livestreaming Surgeries in Virtual Reality

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In order to protect medical students and doctors during the coronavirus pandemic, a hospital in Tokyo has started livestreaming surgical procedures in virtual reality for students stuck at home. At Tokyo Women’s Medical University, which is known for experimenting with medical robots and AI algorithms , surgeons are now performing operations under the watchful eye of a giant, 8K virtual reality c

Sony will require devs to make future PS4 games compatible with the PS5

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Developers hoping to publish a PlayStation 4 game will have to ensure that their title also works on the upcoming PS5 , according to Eurogamer . Documentation from Sony’s internal partner portal states that, as of July 13th, any software submitted for certification must run on both platforms, as well as offer the same experience on each. In other words, all game modes and options enabled on the P

Grimes Is Auctioning Off a Fraction of Her Soul

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Selling Out Claire “Grimes” Boucher — acclaimed musician, avant-garde artist, and mother of Elon Musk’s latest child — has decided to auction off a percentage of her soul, Bloomberg reports . The bizarre sale, which will include a legal document specifying that the buyer owns part of Grimes’ soul, will be part of the performer’s upcoming online art exhibition, aptly-titled titled “Selling Out.” “

Greece Outlines Plans For Summer Tourist Season

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Greece is probably my favorite country in the world to visit in summer, as it never gets old, from the food, to the climate, to the landscape. Over the past few weeks we’ve heard all kinds of vague details about what we should expect from Greece’s reopening for a summer tourist season, but today the country has revealed some more key details. Tourists from 29 countries welcome as of June 15 Greec

13 expenses that you should not put on your credit card

The Points Guy / 1h
It can be tempting to use a credit card to pay for expenses you normally wouldn’t (or couldn’t) pay for with cash or a debit card . But, whether you’re working to get out of debt or simply want to stay out of it, it’s best to avoid using your credit card for anything you can’t pay off before you begin accruing interest. To be clear, I’m not saying that the following purchases absolutely should no

Stadia Pro subscribers have a big June ahead of them

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Google has announced five new games that are landing on Stadia Pro next week. That, as always, means that they’ll be free for Stadia Pro subscribers to claim and play. This reveal follows an announcement from earlier in the week, when Google detailed a pair of new games heading to the Stadia Store on top of sending 1440p support live … Continue reading

GoPro Labs gives users access to experimental features

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Beginning today, GoPro “superusers” can tinker with new, experimental features through the official GoPro Labs . The sandbox gives users access to tricks GoPro is testing behind the scenes. Users will be able to, for instance, add ReelSteady’s stabilization to the Hero8 Black and use QR code-enabled features like wake up timers for remote video capture. To start, GoPro is sharing features that or

Scientists Captured New Footage of the Deepest-Living Octopus

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Scientists have discovered a potentially new species of the adorable “dumbo” octopus in a very unique place. At more than 4 miles (6,957 meters) under the Indian Ocean, the newly discovered octo was found at the deepest depths of any cephalopod has been observed. The discovery— published in the journal Marine Biology… Read more...

Fix Your Crappy Phone Photos With This Powerful App

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Your phone’s camera is more powerful than ever, but it is far from foolproof. It’s always discouraging to think you’ve lined up the perfect shot, only to check your camera roll and discover you messed up something—your composition, your white balance, or who knows what—and you have captured a less-than-perfect… Read more...

TinyML is giving hardware new life

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Adam Benzion Contributor A serial entrepreneur, writer, and tech investor, Adam Benzion is the co-founder of , the world's largest community for hardware developers. Aluminum and iconography are no longer enough for a product to get noticed in the marketplace. Today, great products need to be useful and deliver an almost magical experience, something that becomes an extension of life.

The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in June

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Streaming is more important than ever. As huge numbers of people stay home during the global pandemic, many have turned to the plethora of services for a much-needed escape. At the start of each month , most streaming services do a little shuffle, adding new movies and taking some off, and we’re here to help with your… Read more...

The new Raspberry Pi has double the RAM of previous models

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched an updated version of the Raspberry Pi 4 with 8GB of RAM after releasing the latest model of the pocket-sized computer last June. While the device was initially available with either 1GB, 2GB or 4GB of RAM, even at that time the company was imagining the possibility of an 8GB Raspberry Pi 4 as the BCM2711 chip it uses supports up to 16GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM. U

UK’s biggest solar plant gets the official go-ahead

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A proposed solar park that would be the largest in the United Kingdom has received a greenlight from government officials for development, the UK Planning Inspectorate Office announced Thursday. The Cleve Hill Solar Park would consist of 880,000 solar panels, according to The Guardian , and have a peak capacity of 350 megawatts (MW). That should be enough to power about 91,000 homes, according to

This sneaky Amazon deal will save you $100 on an Apple Watch Series 5

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When it comes to work-from-home accessories , an Apple Watch is probably the be-all and end-all. It's basically like having a personal assistant right on your wrist: It'll make sure you don't miss any calls or texts, remind you to take regular stretch breaks, and keep you on top of your workload with apps like Slack, Trello, and Evernote. (Just be sure to turn off your notifications when you're o

TGIF Playlist: Revolution

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Soak and Freeze Bamboo Skewers for Summer Grilling

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Eating food off of sticks is particularly fun in the summer months, and throwing a bunch of kebabs on the grill is an easy way to make that happen. But skewers made of bamboo can split or char, and burnt splinters are not appetizing. A little soak can help, but one has to remember to soak them. To prevent an… Read more...

Google Made a Super Simple AR Tool to Help You Better Visualize Proper Social Distancing

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Parts of the U.S. are starting to open up again, but with covid-19 continuing to plague communities throughout the country, it’s still important to maintain proper social distancing where needed when out in public. To help make staying six feet away from others easier to visualize, Google made a simple augmented… Read more...

Why I’m waiting to book a flight to Iceland — and you might want to do the same

The Points Guy / 1h
Since March 15, I’ve been quarantining at my dad’s house just outside Philadelphia. Before then, I was at a ski resort in a remote part of Canada , with an overnight stop in Vermont on the drive south. During these days, weeks and now months, I’ve been helping care for my young siblings while my dad, a physician, has treated COVID-19 patients. Fortunately, with homeschooling almost done for the s

Samsung TV owners now get free access to mental health content

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The news, though always generally disturbing, is doubly disheartening right now. Every new scroll through social media poses something new to be angry about, but looking away doesn't feel right. SEE ALSO: A few Nintendo Switch Lite bundles have been restocked at GameStop — be fast if you want one Being present and mindful of these events is important — but when your brain feels like it's running

Monkeys in India Stole Covid-19 Blood Samples, Chewed on Them

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A band of thieving monkeys attacked a lab researcher in India and made off with blood test samples taken from covid-19 patients. Read more...

This Mini Ion Thruster Is Adorably Tiny

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Ion Maiden Scientists at the European Space Agency have created a miniaturized ion thruster that’s capable of keeping a satellite steady while in Earth’s orbit. Liquid metal forming on a tiny spiked crown made of tungsten generates an electric field and shoots out positively charged ions, providing thrust. The crown is made up of 28 tiny needles and is just a single centimeter in diameter, less t

New Samsung Galaxy Watch models revealed by FCC

SlashGear / 2h
The successor to one of the most major competitors to the Apple Watch was revealed today – in part – by the FCC. That is the Galaxy Watch, successor to the device with the same title. This Samsung device looks largely similar to the original, with a new stainless steel case and a new Gorilla Glass DX topside pane of … Continue reading

Don't Follow 'Breaking News' Twitter Accounts

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When events are happening fast, like during last night’s protests against police violence in Minneapolis, misinformation travels fast, too. Check your sources, and don’t trust accounts whose reason for existing is simply to spread “breaking news.” Read more...

Interstellar Visitor May Be One of Rarest Objects In Universe

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Hailstorm Scientists say that ‘Oumuamua, the giant space object that came from outside our solar system, could actually be an extremely rare chunk of hydrogen ice. It’s an out-there idea — Wired reports that there are only a few places in the universe capable of creating a hydrogen iceberg. But the Yale scientists behind the theory say that if the interstellar visitor were a giant iceberg , many

Don't expect PS5-exclusive games to come to PS4 too

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Sony recently revealed we'll be getting our first look at PS5 games on June 4, but if you're holding out hope that any of Sony's PS5 exclusives that are revealed during the showcase will come to the PS4 too, you might be disappointed. In an interview with , Sony Interactive Entertainment's president and CEO Jim Ryan seemed to shoot down the possibility of PS5-exclusives games co

The new 2021 Ford F-150 will be revealed June 25: Here’s what to expect

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Ford will officially reveal the all-new 2021 F-150 truck on June 25, the automaker has confirmed, the hotly-anticipated update to the best-selling pickup. With physical events off the calendar, Ford will be unveiling the new F-150 via webcast, with the presentation expected to kick off at 8pm ET (5pm PT). Interest is likely to be high, too. The F-150 is … Continue reading

HBO Max Botched Its Launch-Day List, Too

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HBO Max’s odd and decidedly messy release this week just got a little stranger. Despite promising a number of popular titles that the company said would be available immediately in a press release last week, those titles were nowhere to be found as of Wednesday. And now, it appears the company has yanked the memo from… Read more...

The UK is cracking down on sales of fraudulent ‘anti-5G’ USB sticks

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London’s Trading Standards office, along with City of London police, are attempting to stop the sale of a device a company claims can protect people against the supposed dangers of 5G spectrum. Stephen Knight, operations director for London Trading Standards, told the BBC it considers the device, a £283 (approximately $349) USB stick called the 5GBioShield, "a scam." The agency , which is respons

Take That live stream: how to watch the reunion concert tonight from anywhere for free

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Some thought it might never happen again, but Take That are rolling back the years and reuniting for a special one-off charity gig to benefit Covid-19 relief efforts. Best of all, it couldn't be easier to tune in to every song online as Robbie, Gary, Mark and Howard sing their hearts out tonight for a good cause. Here's how to watch the Take That concert live from anywhere in the world right now

Bunq adds donations to charities and tests redesign

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Challenger bank Bunq is adding a new feature that lets you donate to charities directly from the app. In addition to that, Bunq is also in the process of redesigning its app. The company is launching a public beta test to get feedback from its users. Other fintech startups, such as Revolut and Lydia , have launched donation features in the past. But in those cases, startups have selected a handfu

How to Amend a Tax Return Online

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If you’ve ever needed to amend your taxes, you know that the process takes place the old-fashioned way: by submitting your forms through the mail. But that will finally change later this summer when the IRS releases the electronic version of Form 1040X. Read more...

Save $700 on a Razer gaming laptop, plus more tech deals this weekend

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Another weekend, another batch of laptop and tablet deals. This week we're super into this Razer Blade gaming laptop that's $700 off, $200 of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 , and a few other sweet discounts. Check them out below. And if you have extra money to burn, maybe consider donating to a worthy cause this weekend as well. Laptops $499 and below Google Pixel Slate — $499 (list price $799) Laptop

Alaska Airlines Selling Miles At Lowest Cost Ever

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Obviously for most people this isn’t the time to buy points speculatively. However, for those who have good award redemptions in mind, it could make sense to buy points at a discount, especially when programs offer best-ever promos. That’s why I’ll keep covering deals to buy points as they arise. Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is one of my favorite programs to buy miles from, both thanks to the fre

PlayStation 5: Sony confident coronavirus won't change release plans

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The CEO of PlayStation reveals how it's responded to coronavirus as it prepares to release the PS5.

The UN says a new computer simulation tool could boost global development

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The news: The United Nations is endorsing a computer simulation tool that it believes will help governments tackle the world’s biggest problems, from gender inequality to climate change. Global challenges: In 2015, UN member states signed up for a set of 17 sustainable-development goals that are due to be reached by 2030. They include things like “zero poverty,” “no hunger,” and “affordable and c

World Famous Cellist Banned From Delta Has Passed Away

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Harrell's cello was naturally a valuable item and he used to purchase an extra seat on the plane for the cello when he traveled. He was a Delta frequent flyer, and he thought that if the cello had a seat that the instrument should also be a member of SkyMiles accruing points for the ticket purchases. Delta warned him in 2001 that SkyMiles membership was limited to people, but Harrell persisted. H

Senators Call for Investigation Into Instacart for Enabling the Worst People

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There are a million flavors of shithead on this bountiful planet, but far and away one of the most unforgivable are the subset of rat bastards who engage in the practice of “tip-baiting” gig workers. As of today, a handful of lawmakers are demanding Instacart stop allowing the practice, and are asking the FTC to get… Read more...

“The future of gaming”: PlayStation 5 game reveal event dated for June 4

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Enlarge / See you on Thursday, June 4, at 4pm ET. (credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment) Sony's painfully slow drip of PlayStation 5 information may finally open wide next week. The game publisher has scheduled a livestreaming event for Thursday, June 4 that will give fans their first peek at PlayStation 5's upcoming game library. A blog post from Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan con

Check This Out: Mornings

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You step outside, finding the usually bustling streets peaceful and empty. Despite a weather forecast pushing 80 degrees, the air is refreshingly cool. And while your schedule is filled with work, errands, and work that’s basically just one big errand, in this little moment you have no responsibilities at all. What is… Read more...

Grab a bike and head outside

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TL;DR: Save on a bike at Dick's Sporting Goods and get 10% off a helmet with any bike purchase, as of May 29. It's a tough week, and our usual coping mechanisms might not be available at the moment. One thing we can do right now is get outside and take in some fresh air — it's not much, but it's something. SEE ALSO: The CDC recommends wearing a face mask. Here's where to buy one. To help you get

Star Trek's Michelle Yeoh Reminisces About Being 'The Nice Captain' Again in Short Treks

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Poor Phillipa Georgiou. We didn’t get to spend all that much time with Michelle Yeoh’s noble captain of the Shenzhou in Star Trek: Discovery before she got a Klingon knife to the chest, but her performance lived on as she got to take on Georgiou’s cartoonishly villainous Mirror Universe self . But as fun as that is,… Read more...

Adidas and Allbirds team up to make environmentally friendly shoes

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Sneaker brands collaborate all the time, but they usually do so with companies outside of the footwear industry. Adidas’ latest joint effort , though, involves sustainable shoe maker Allbirds, and the two hope to create a high performance sneaker while also cutting down on their greenhouse gas emissions. They plan to use Allbirds’ lifecycle assessment tools and Adidas’ carbon footprint analyses t

The best Amazon sales this week: AirPods Pro deals, cheap laptops, 4K TVs and iPad sales lead the way

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Amazon sales are offering up the best price we've seen on AirPods Pro deals this week, as well as some stunning cheap 4K TV and laptop sales as well. If you're in the market for a new tablet, you'll find the cream of the crop is some iPad price cuts, but we're also seeing plenty of cheaper Android offerings as well. We highlight the best Amazon deals available every week so that you can cut throu

Windows Spellcheck released: Here’s how to get it

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This week Windows Spellcheck was released for Windows devices. This is a Microsoft-made spellchecking system, ready to support devices with Windows 8.1 and higher. Before now, Windows devices were using open-source proofing tools for spell checking on Microsoft Edge and other Chromium browsers – but no more! This system might eventually work across the entirety of Windows. At launch, it’ll … Cont

Our Best Ironing Hacks

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You may have been wearing sweatpants for several months now, but trust: There will come a time when you need to finally wear something nice again. So you might as well take this opportunity to practice your ironing skills. Read more...

PS5 games reveal event confirmed for June 4

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After much rumor and speculation, Sony has confirmed it's hosting a PS5 games reveal event on June 4. The PS5 game reveal event will be an hour-long presentation, called the 'Future of Gaming', and will give us our first look at the PlayStation 5 's game line-up. The presentation will air on June 4 at 1pm PT / 4pm ET / 9pm BST (or on June 5 at 6am AEST). Fans will be able to watch via Twitch, You

Sony PS5 event on June 4 confirmed – but will we see the console?

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Earlier this week, we heard a report that claimed Sony would reveal more about the PlayStation 5 in a digital showcase slated for June 4th. It turns out that report was right on the money, as Sony just confirmed a June 4th event that will show off some of the games that will be on the PlayStation 5. The big … Continue reading

Google Leaves Thousands of Contractors Hanging as it Rescinds Promised Job Offers

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Big tech companies haven’t been immune to the economic challenges of the global pandemic, but those hardships haven’t been borne equally. A New York Times report reveals that while Google has recently added some perks for full-time staff to make working from home easier, it’s also rescinded job offers for “several… Read more...

How to upgrade your at-home videoconference setup: Lighting edition

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In this installment of our ongoing series around making the most of your at-home video setup, we’re going to focus on one of the most important, but least well-understood or implemented parts of the equation: Lighting. While it isn’t actually something that requires a lot of training, expertise or even equipment to get right, it’s probably the number-one culprit for subpar video quality on most c

Master The Tech That Changed Music With This $30 Ableton Live Training

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Music production has come a long way in recent years. With the rise and accessibility of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), both aspiring artists and established musicians are able to create hit songs right at home. As such, practically anyone can unleash their passion for music without even leaving the house. And, considering most of us are still stuck at home for the time being, now’s the perfe

Noise Cancelling podcast episode 13: Apple Glass, Moto Edge and Crucible review

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Can't find the time to keep up with tech news? Looking for some awesome lockdown listening? We have you covered with the Noise Cancelling podcast, which is brought to you by TechRadar and our sister sites Laptop Mag and Tom's Guide . The show is presented by Gareth Beavis, Global Editor in Chief of TechRadar, and features Sherri L. Smith, Editor in Chief of Laptop Mag. This week our guests are Ja

Check This Out: Mornings

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You step outside, finding the usually bustling streets peaceful and empty. Despite a weather forecast pushing 80 degrees, the air is refreshingly cool. And while your schedule is filled with work, errands, and work that’s basically just one big errand, in this little moment you have no responsibilities at all. What is… Read more...

How to See What Malware Windows Defender Found on Your PC

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If you use Windows Defender Antivirus for malware detection and removal on Windows 10, it’s easy to keep an eye on Defender’s performance with a built-in list of every threat the utility has detected on your PC. Here’s how to view it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple Will Sell You Refurbished iPhone XR Models Now

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In its day, the iPhone XR was one of the best smartphones you could buy. But time moves on, and new phones (and iPhones) are always on the way. Sometimes, though, that fact can work in your favor. Apple now sells refurbished iPhone XR models, and that means you can save a pretty penny on a great phone. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Sony will show off more than an hour of PS5 games on June 4th

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It’s almost time. Sony will showcase PS5 games for the first time in a live stream on June 4th at 4 PM ET. It follows a recent report that Sony was set to pull back the curtain on some next-generation titles next week. The stream, which will run on Twitch and YouTube, will last just over an hour. “Studios, both larger and smaller, those newer and those more established, all have been hard at work

Friday's Best Deals: Switch Lite, Fire TV, Vibrating Foot Spa, Rachel Parcell Nordstrom Collection, Huckberry Shorts, Funko Pops, and More

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A return of the Nintendo Switch Lite , a $40 Amazon Fire TV Stick , a vibrating foot spa , a discount on Rachell Parcell’s retro-inspired Nordstrom collection , a 30% markdown on Huckberry shorts , and an assortment of price-reduced Funko Pop vinyls pave the way for Friday’s best deals. Read more...

Uber’s latest feature lets riders book by the hour and make multiple stops

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Uber is bringing a new feature to the U.S. that lets users book rides for $50 an hour and make multiple stops as the ride-hailing company tries to respond to changing consumer needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hourly booking feature, which is already available in a handful of international cities in Australia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, will launch in a dozen U.S. cities beginning

Desperate for a massage? The Theragun G3PRO is $200 off.

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TL;DR: No need to run for a massage every time you're feeling some muscle discomfort. Get the relief you need with a Theragun G3PRO percussive massage gun for just $399, a $200 savings as of May 29. Many of us have been spending a lot of time at home forming new habits and routines. One of the most popular new hobbies that people have picked up is working out. If you never used to work out or hav

Friday's Best Deals: Switch Lite, Fire TV, Vibrating Foot Spa, Rachel Parcell Nordstrom Collection, Huckberry Shorts, Funko Pops, and More

40Gizmodo / 3h
A return of the Nintendo Switch Lite , a $40 Amazon Fire TV Stick , a vibrating foot spa , a discount on Rachell Parcell’s retro-inspired Nordstrom collection , a 30% markdown on Huckberry shorts , and an assortment of price-reduced Funko Pop vinyls pave the way for Friday’s best deals. Read more...

How to Connect Your Kids With Their Friends On Minecraft

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If your child is anything like mine, they’ve spent several thousand hours of quarantine time playing Minecraft. But if they’re only playing Minecraft in single-player mode, they’re missing out—not just on a ton of fun game options, but also on the chance to socialize with their friends. Minecraft is like a virtual… Read more...

Apple now sells refurbished iPhone XR models for up to $120 off

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This robot vacuum and mop from Ecovacs is *checks notes* $250 off

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TL;DR: The Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 930 , a robotic vacuum and mop combo, is nearly half off at Best Buy as of May 29. It's now $399.99 compared to $649.99 on the Ecovacs website. Isolation is all about finding joy in the little things. Bummed about having to cancel your vacation this year? No worries — your floors just got the full sweep and mop treatment while you watched Dead to Me . That's just as

Audi Artemis just gave Apple’s former autonomous chief keys to a new EV

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Audi has set up a new high-tech car division, Artemis, focused on developing “a pioneering model” that will bypass the traditional process. The team will be based in Ingolstadt and get to tap into all of the Volkswagen Group hardware, software, and engineering and design talent. However it’ll be wielding those in a way to fast-track a new electric car … Continue reading

Watch Riot's 'League of Legends: Wild Rift' gameplay reveal here at 11AM ET

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Riot Games will share the first gameplay footage from League of Legends: Wild Rift today at 11AM ET / 8AM PT. The upcoming livestream will give Riot fans a chance to see what they can expect from the upcoming mobile and console version of the studio’s popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA). When it announced the game last fall , Riot went out of its way to point out Wild Rift isn’t a port

Tile files EU complaint against Apple's alleged anticompetitive behavior

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Companies like Tile, Sonos and Popsockets have been speaking out against Apple and other big tech companies. They claim those larger corporations are deliberately hurting the competition, and earlier this year they testified before the House Antitrust Subcommittee. Now, Tile is taking its beef with Apple to Europe. Tile sent a letter to the European competition commissioner arguing that Apple is

Aeroflot Passengers Have To Wear Gloves, Change Masks Every Three Hours

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Virtually all airlines are adjusting service protocols and introducing precautions in light of current circumstances, though some airlines stand out for their policies. Well, Aeroflot has just announced onboard service changes , and they’re among the most extreme we’ve seen. Aeroflot’s mask & glove requirements There are two things about Aeroflot’s policy that stand out, in particular: Passengers

South Korean Ends Yearlong Tower Protest After Samsung Apologizes

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After 355 days perched atop a Seoul traffic tower, Kim Yong-hee, who says he was fired for labor activism, climbed down.

Jimmy O. Yang chooses his perfect squad

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"Space Force" actor Jimmy O. Yang picks from TV comedy legends to form his ideal squad. Read more... More about Celebrities , Mashable Video , Comedians , The Office , and Jimmy O Yang

American Airlines will be the first to bring back its longest flight

33The Points Guy / 3h
American Airlines is the first of the major U.S. carriers to restart its longest route . Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen airlines make drastic cuts to both domestic and international routes. Domestic travel is slowly starting to pick up now , so it’s no surprise that the airlines have in turn resumed flying some of their most premium routes . But it’s been different story for long

How startups can leverage elastic services for cost optimization

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Joey Lei Contributor Joey Lei is director of service management at Synoptek , a global systems integrator and managed services provider. Prior to joining Synoptek, he was a lead product manager for Dell EMC’s Data Protection Division and was a founding product manager for Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager, Dell EMC’s newest generation data protection and data management solution. Due to COVID-19

What to Do if You're Owed a Raise

32Lifehacker / 3h
Since the coronavirus lockdown started, those of us lucky enough to retain our jobs have been putting a lot of time and energy into work. We’ve been learning new skills, including the art of meeting by Zoom; we’ve also been helping our companies stay productive during a time of heightened uncertainty and anxiety. Read more...

Uber will let you hire a driver by the hour in select cities

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Uber is launching a new trip category that will let users make multiple stops in a single ride. With the new Hourly option , users will request a trip like they would any other on-demand ride, but they’ll be able to set multiple stops. Hourly trips will cost $50 per hour (with mileage overage varying by city). And Uber promises that Hourly rides will be matched with drivers in more spacious and n

Fashion Magazine Roasts SpaceX’s Dorky Space Suit

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On Wednesday, SpaceX was set to launch a pair of NASA astronauts into space for the first time, before less-than-favorable weather conditions forced Mission Control to scrub the historic launch . The Elon Musk-led space company put on a big show. Clad in futuristic space suits courtesy of SpaceX, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley got the red carpet treatment as they made their way to a

6 new TV shows on Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services this weekend

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Netflix has debuted one of its biggest new shows of the year in Space Force, an armed forces-based sitcom starring Steve Carell that features an array of supporting comedic talent. Our verdict? Well, it isn't that good, sadly, but it's breezy weekend viewing that still offers a few laughs. That's not all that's streaming this weekend. Below, we've captured highlights available on Hulu, Apple TV P

This Marvel fan project will change the way you watch the MCU

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If you've check out our guide to watching the Marvel movies in order , you'll know there are two main ways to enjoy the 23 films: following the timeline of events as they occurred, or just watching the films as they released. Now, though, a Marvel fan has gone one step further, constructing a viewing order that breaks the entire MCU enterprise down chronologically, scene-by-scene, into 118 differ

A few Nintendo Switch Lite bundles have been restocked at GameStop — be fast if you want one

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How to Set App & Game Limits on Windows 10

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With Microsoft Family Groups, you can easily block specific apps and games for individual profiles on any of your Windows 10 machines. You can also create custom time limits for apps to restrict screen time for work or play. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

On Russian terraforming: The race to reshape our planet's future

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What would it mean to abandon Earth wholesale? The proposition to throw one’s hands up and forfeit our planet is a seductive one — things are looking pretty irredeemably grim. As the world continues to self isolate and our climate crisis continues to spiral exponentially, so too does the desire to look wistfully outward into the pitch of night. Like an unhappily wed couple entering a midlife cris

Before you buy a new iPhone SE check out Apple’s iPhone XR refurb deal

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If you’re in the market for an iPhone but you’re not looking to spend a ton of money on it, then it might be worth checking out Apple’s refurbished iPhone XRs. The new lineup went live on Apple’s website today, and in all cases, you’ll spend around $100 less than the original sticker price to pick one up. There are … Continue reading

Nintendo Switch Lite Returns to Amazon for $200

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Nintendo Switch Lite (Gray) | $200 | Amazon Nintendo Switch Lite (Yellow) | $200 | Amazon Read more...

Amex Centurion Lounge Las Vegas Being Expanded

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All Amex Centurion Lounges have been closed since mid-March due to COVID-19 and a lack of demand, but that’s not stopping Amex from making some improvements to one of their popular lounges. Amex Centurion Lounge Las Vegas expansion The Centurion Lounge Las Vegas was the first Centurion Lounge location, as it has now been open for nearly a decade. Amex reports that they’ve recently signed an agree

C-suite employees most vulnerable to cyber attacks

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C-suite executives are most likely to ask for relaxed mobile security protocols, new research published by MobileIron has found shows. Over three-quarters (76 percent) of such executives admitted to having requested a waiver on enterprise security protocols last year, the company's study revealed, despite these workers being the most vulnerable within their organisation to fall to security scams.

'Minecraft Dungeons' Makes Dungeon Crawlers Accessible to All

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Fans of the genre may think it's too simple, but this is a game for kids—and there's nothing wrong with that.

Philips Soup Maker Review: Perfect for Folks Who Hate to Cook

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This dedicated device renders an already simple kitchen chore—crafting hot soups—even simpler.

Use a Spoonful of Shrimp Paste When You Can't Find Anchovies

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Yesterday I found myself in quite the umami conundrum. I’d set out to make homemade caesar dressing, and had all the ingredients—lemon juice, parmesan, egg yolk, garlic—but found that my pantry lacked canned anchovy fillets, the briny backbone of the dish. Read more...

Las Vegas Centurion Lounge Receiving 50% Expansion

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With Las Vegas preparing to re-open, American Express is making a bet on the future of travel and the gaming resort city. They’ve announced this morning that they’re expanding their Las Vegas airport Centurion lounge by approximately 50%. The lounge, once it re-opens, will stay open throughout most of the construction periods with only brief closures. Continue reading ...

Car rental lovers rejoice: National extends popular One Two Free promotion through the end of the year

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As the world continues to react to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus , the travel industry has been looking for ways to retain its most loyal customers for when the crisis subsides. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . On April 15, National and Enterprise Rent-a-Car became the first two major rental companies to extend elite status through

2021 Mustang Mach 1 confirmed: Ford makes a new V8 icon

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Ford is bringing back one of its most iconic Mustang nameplates, with the 2021 Mustang Mach 1 headed to dealerships for those looking for the most track-ready version of the muscle car. The name may have inspired Ford’s new electrified Mustang Mach-E crossover, but pony car enthusiasts shouldn’t be concerned: the new Mach 1 is still very much a V8. … Continue reading

Glastonbury Council plays down link to 'anti-5G' device

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Glastonbury report insists recommendation of 5GBioShield came from committee member - not council.

Razer unveils new workstation to woo creative professionals

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Razer has announced the Blade 15 Studio Edition laptop powered by some of the most impressive laptop specifications till date. The new offering is aimed at creative professionals like graphic designers and audio engineers who do not like to compromise on the performance of their machines. The Blade 15 Studio Edition is embedded with a Quadro RTX GPU, a 4K OLED display and an Intel Core i7 process

What Is Crunchyroll, and What Anime Does It Offer?

How-To Geek / 4h
For anime fans everywhere, it might seem impossible to get your hands on your favorite shows without paying a lot of money. Thankfully, Crunchyroll is the best anime-streaming service around, and it offers tons of popular shows. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Samsung Galaxy Book S with Intel Lakefield gives Hybrid CPU its laptop debut

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Samsung has revealed a new Galaxy Book S with an Intel processor, swapping out Qualcomm’s ARM-based Snapdragon chip for an Intel Lakefield Hybrid CPU. It’s the first implementation of the new processor tech, which stacks its silicon in three dimensions for a much smaller form-factor overall. That paves the way for thinner and lighter notebooks – and indeed the Galaxy … Continue reading

Google’s latest experiment encourages social distancing through AR

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Several months into this pandemic, you can no doubt already eyeball six feet/two meters with the best of them. But if you’re still having trouble — and happen to have an Android device handy — Google’s got you covered, I guess. The latest project out of the company’s Experiments with Google collection, Sodar is a simple browser-based app that uses WebXR to offer a mobile augmented reality social

MIT search-and-rescue algorithm helps find missing objects and people

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The ocean is vast, and it can be difficult to find missing objects and people in it. To help search and rescue missions, MIT has developed a new algorithm that helps to identify hidden “traps” in ocean waters. Researchers say that the method could help quickly identify regions where objects and missing people may have converged. Scientists at MIT worked … Continue reading

Amazing Deal: IHG Dynamic Award Pricing

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This might be a good time to redeem IHG Rewards Club points, as the program has some exceptional deals available thanks to dynamic award pricing. Dynamic award pricing is new for IHG In early 2019, IHG Rewards Club revealed that they planned on rolling out variable award pricing. As the hotel group described it at the time, they were “testing new features for 2019 roll-out, designed to increase m

Tiktok alternative Mitron is apparently a rebadged Pakistani app

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Tiktok’s dream run in India came to a halt after the enraged populace got vocal against the app and left millions of negative reviews on the app markets. Mitron TV was the biggest winner of this feud, as it gained more than five million users in a short span of time. However, there might be more than what meets the eye. Tiktok is no stranger to controversy in India. Last week, millions of users t

It’s hard to make real money selling virtual goods

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There’s plenty of news right now about how people are trying to make real money through video games, and not just by trying to get a taste of that Ninja game-streaming fortune. Most recently, people are selling items for hard cash inside the new Animal Crossing: New Horizons . As the coronavirus takes a hammer to the economy and a number of people are at risk of penury, selling goods inside the g

Sick of website notifications? Google Chrome will soon block the worst offenders

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Requests by websites to send out notifications about updates have become a thorn in the side of internet users. Google started to taken action to quieten them down in Chrome 80, and now the company is taking further steps. While there are certainly occasions when notifications from websites can be useful, the notification ecosystem is also open to abuse. Having noticed that there are many sites t

New Mutants Director Josh Boone Has a Trilogy Planned Out

100+Gizmodo / 5h
Sonic the Hedgehog will live to run another day. Paul Feig is getting into fairytales and the creators behind the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons movie discuss crit-ical thinking. Plus updates from The Umbrella Academy , a tiny new look at Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, and more. TGIF, spoilers! Read more...

Facebook takes on Twitter with Venue, a ‘second screen’ companion for live events

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Facebook’s R&D group, NPE Team, is launching Venue, a new app for engaging fellow fans around live events. This is the third new app to launch this week from Facebook’s internal team focused on experimenting with new concepts in social networking. With Venue, the company aims to offer a digital companion for live events, starting with this Sunday’s NASCAR race. The new app appears to be a challen

BBC orders review of social media use by staff

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The former director of global news at the BBC will examine online posts from programmes and staff.

‘Oumuamua Might Be a Giant Interstellar Hydrogen Iceberg

200+Wired / 5h
It isn’t an alien spaceship, but new research suggests the first known interstellar object to grace our solar system could be something even stranger.

NHS Test and Trace data will be stored for two decades

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According to a privacy notice shared by the Public Health England (PHE), a UK government agency, the NHS will keep the personally identifiable data of people infected with coronavirus for two decades. As a part of the Test and Trace programme, records of individuals like name, address, date of birth, email ID and phone numbers, along with the symptoms of coronavirus patients, will be collected. A

What Your Function Keys Do in Chrome DevTools

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The function keys on keyboards don’t get the love they used to, but depending on the app you’re running, they can still be handy. Chrome DevTools has some interesting features tucked away behind your function keys. Here’s what they do. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Uber Hourly is like having a personal driver — for an hour

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The Best Features From Windows 10's Big May 2020 Update

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Microsoft’s big May 2020 update for Windows 10 is here, and it’s packed with a bunch of new features and changes. This isn’t one of those subtle “security updates” that patches up a few bugs within Windows but doesn’t change your UI or how you interact with your operating system. It’s worth paying attention to, so I’m… Read more...

Facebook's new Venue app is an interactive hub for live events

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Facebook’s New Product Experimentation team has rolled out a new app called Venue, which aims to provide an interactive second-screen experience for live events. To be absolutely clear, the app wasn’t designed to livestream the events it features. Instead, it will serve as home for “venues” hosted by expert commentators, such as journalists, current or former athletes and analysts, which fans can

Apple begins selling refurbished iPhone XRs

Apple Selling iPhone XR82Engadget / 5h
Apple has started selling refurbished versions of its iPhone XR , MacRumors has reported. Prices start at $499 for the 64GB model, giving you a factory-renewed phone with a one year warranty, box and cables for $100 off the price for a brand new model. The 128GB model costs $539, down from the current $649 price, while the 256GB model is $629, or $120 off the clearance price. The refurbished phon

Exclusive: Amex will significantly overhaul the Las Vegas Centurion Lounge

The Points Guy / 5h
As demand for air travel recovers, flyers will likely experience airport lounges as they’ve never seen before . And not necessarily in a better way. The buffet will likely be consolidated or removed, shower and spa facilities might be closed and bar service could be curtailed. The goods news is that once airport lounges reopen, overcrowding shouldn’t be much of an issue. However, when travelers o

How to Install the Windows 10 May 2020 Update if It's Missing

CVE-2020-104875Lifehacker / 5h
The Windows 10 May 2020 update is here, but it might not be here for you . Yes, it’s another rollout. Yes, we typically recommend you hold off on installing major Windows 10 updates until plenty of other people have “tested” them to make sure you’re not about to get hit with a horrific, performance-draining bug—but we… Read more...

Nuro and CVS Pharmacy team for autonomous prescription delivery

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The coronavirus pandemic around the world has forced many people to reconsider the way they acquire the things they need for their daily lives. During the pandemic, simple trips to the grocery store or pharmacy could be hazardous to your health. For Americans who require prescription medications, trips to the pharmacy aren’t an option no matter what’s going on in … Continue reading

Tablet sales plummet despite remote working rise

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While the demand for laptops and computers has grown amid companies’ efforts to set up remote working during the coronavirus lockdown, tablet sales continue to decline. New figures from analyst firm IDC found that even though there was a brief pandemic-driven rise in the demand for tablet PCs, supply chain disruption triggered by the closure of manufacturing units in China meant a squeeze in supp

Google makes social distancing easier for android users

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Podcast: Why do people think 5G makes them sick?

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No, 5G didn’t start the coronavirus pandemic . But that’s not stopping the current wave of conspiracy theories and anti-5G protests. And despite the science saying otherwise, plenty of people are convinced that 5G is actually hurting them. To figure out why, Cherlynn and Devindra chat with Omer van den Bergh, a tenured professor of Health Psychology at the University of Leuven in Belgium. Engadge

Some of the Best Apps Do Just One Thing, But Do It Very Well

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Not every app on your phone has to be a jack-of-all-trades hub that covers everything from smart home devices to text messaging. Sometimes apps can just do one simple job and do it very well to earn a place on your home screen. These are some of our current favorites. Read more...

UK joins COVID-19 High Performance Computing consortium

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The UK has joined the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, an international collaborative effort to find treatments and a vaccine for COVID-19 by using supercomputers. The UK’s entry adds over 20 petaflops of high-performance computing (HPC) capability to the effort. While one supercomputer with eight petaflops can perform a million calculations per second per individual in the world,

How Clear’s airport safety precautions will keep you safer in the airport

The Points Guy / 5h
Quarantine restrictions are beginning to lift around the world, and a number of veteran travelers are ready to hit the skies again. But it won’t traveling won’t remain safe for long without the proper precautions in place. For more destination guides, dream trips and more sign up for our newsletter here . Enter Clear, the expedited security option available in 34 airports across the nation. The c

ALMA discovers ancient rotating disc galaxy that challenges traditional models

SlashGear / 5h
Researchers have made an interesting discovery using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array or ALMA. The discovery is a massive rotating disc galaxy as seen when the universe was only 10% of its current age. The discovery of this galaxy challenges traditional models of galaxy formation. Galaxy DLA0817g, nicknamed the Wolfe Disk, is the most distant rotating galaxy ever observed. Similar

Which tech learnings should we keep from lockdown?

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At the beginning of the year, who would have thought it was possible to transition an entire company to work remotely? We now know this is not only possible, but effective. The UK government is even exploring whether the right to work from home could be enshrined in law, so staff can continue operating remotely after lockdown. While many businesses are contemplating how a return to the office mig

How to Zip and Unzip Files and Folders on Mac

20How-To Geek / 5h
Macs ship with a robust built-in compression tool that can help you zip and unzip files and folders. Plus, it’s very easy to use! For added functionality, you can always try a third-party app as well. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

ICYDK: You Can Skip the Doordash Delivery Fee by Skipping the Doordash Site

54How-To Geek / 5h
With the current pandemic and efforts to stay at home, it’s probably very tempting to have your food delivered through a service like Doordash. But that price of convenience adds up quickly, and the delivery fee doesn’t help. How do you save a few bucks? Skip Doordash’s website, and use the restaurant’s instead. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Cisco to acquire internet monitoring solution ThousandEyes

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When Cisco bought AppDynamics in 2017 for $3.7 billion just before the IPO, the company sent a clear signal it wanted to move beyond its pure network hardware roots into the software monitoring side of the equation. Yesterday afternoon the company announced it intends to buy another monitoring company, this time snagging internet monitoring solution ThousandEyes . Cisco would not comment on the p

View of arched stone bridge over canal on Belle Isle. Women in...

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View of arched stone bridge over canal on Belle Isle. Women in canoes travel on canal in front of bridge; young girl watches from the bank. Couple in an automobile in background. Printed on front: “11668, Stone bridge, Belle Isle Park, Detroit, Mich., copyright, 1908, by Detroit Publishing Co.” Printed on back: “Phostint card made only by Detroit Publishing Co.” Handwritten on back: “5/29/09. Hop

Almost all firms 'forced to rethink tech priorities'

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Companies face immense pressure to reprioritise their technological goals in order to meet their dynamics business requirements in the post-COVID world, new research has found. A study released by AppDynamics examined the pressures faced by enterprise technology leaders worldwide as they respond and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Technology executives face increasing pressure to accelerate their

Xiaomi and Samsung receive Suraksha certification in India; stores to reopen

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As Indian companies slowly look to reopen post the lockdown , many new changes will have to be implemented. Xiaomi and Samsung, which have some of the biggest retail store networks in the country have detailed how they will be making the transition. With people accepting that life will have to co-exist along with Covid-19, new measures will have to be brought in to ensure that public life is not

A Brief History of Medical Face Masks

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If you happened to find yourself in 17th-century Naples, you were in for a rough time. The Plague of 1656 was in full swing and would claim an estimated 300,000 lives in Naples alone. If you were one of the unlucky souls to come down with the buboes and high fever symptomatic of the disease, a visit from the plague… Read more...

Add Better Smart TV Functionality and Alexa to Your New 4K TV Starting at $40

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Maldives Considers Shocking Tourist Entry Requirements

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Countries are taking all kinds of different approaches to welcoming back tourists. Looking at the various plans gives us a good sense of what to expect in the future, as tourism returns on a broader scale . Some countries are reopening soon but confining people to hotels , some countries are reopening soon and testing people on arrival , while some countries may not reopen until 2021 . Well, it s

Uber UK launches Work Hub for drivers to find other gig jobs during COVID-19

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Uber UK has launched a Work Hub for drivers to view a selection of temporary work opportunities with other companies as a way to supplement pandemic-hit ride-hailing earnings during the coronavirus crisis. The Work Hub sits within the Uber driver app and displays offers of work from third party providers — including jobs that involve using a car to make deliveries — offering alternative gigs to d

Samsung's Tab S6 Lite Is the Cheap Tablet You Need

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Let’s be honest: There’s nothing exciting about basic tablets anymore. I don’t mean those fancy (and pricey!) convertible tablets like the iPad Pro , which can double as a slate and a laptop. I’m talking about the kind of tablet that lives in your living room (probably on a coffee table) that you use to surf the web… Read more...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite review: Just a really good Android tablet

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It’s been years since I have reviewed an Android tablet that didn’t come with a keyboard cover. The idea of a plain old tablet is nice, in a retro kind of way. Just because the Surfaces and iPad Pros of the world are being pitched as productivity powerhouses in tiny 2-in-1 bodies, that doesn’t mean all tablets have to be beefy machines. People still want tablets. Samsung’s latest Galaxy Tab, the

Hyatt Award Category Change

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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 ...

Vivo X50 series: Release date, price, news and rumours

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Vivo’s premium flagship smartphones have always focused on their cameras. The X series flagship especially has always been one of the best devices when it comes to the camera. The company’s current X series lineup consists of X30 series and the X27 series in recent years. Their successor will be the Vivo X50 , which has already been teased on Weibo. Vivo started teasing the device a couple of wee

Everyone's Ordering Delivery, but Apps Aren't Making Money

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With dining rooms closed, more people are using Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash. But the services face a challenge to satisfy both consumers and restaurants.

Covid-19 Testing Is Expensive. It Doesn't Have to Be

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The diagnostics industry favors wealthy countries, but the rest of the world needs tests, too. Stanford bioengineer Manu Prakash thinks "frugal science can help.

Propella 7-Speed Review: A Great Ebike and a Killer Deal

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Looking to get around safely? This sleek new electric bike costs as much as a year's worth of bus tickets.

Flight review: Air France business class on the 787-9 from New York to Paris

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Air France announced last week the immediate retirement of its Airbus A380s, which in the U.S. served New York, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco. On these routes — some of which are currently suspended due to the pandemic — Air France will now employ smaller aircraft, including the Boeing 777 and 787 and the Airbus A350. The 787 in particular features a much better business-class pro

Microsoft discounts Surface Pro 7 with bundles including Type Cover keyboard

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Surface Pro deals are offering some fantastic bundles this weekend, with the Surface Pro 7 shipping with the expensive black Type Cover included. You can save up to $250 on these premium tablets, and pick up everything you need to get started with Microsoft's latest Pro 7 for as little as $699 . All of these Surface Pro deals sit at around that price point this weekend, but you can swap and chang

Nokia C2 Tennen, C2 Tava, C5 Endi budget phones land on Cricket Wireless

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Although smartphones have become more in demand these days, not everyone actually needs all the bells and whistles that will cost them an arm and a lag and who knows what else. Some people just need the basics of connecting to the Internet, watching HD videos on YouTube, and taking some passable photos. For these types of smartphone users, HMD … Continue reading

Fiat debuts innovative D-Fence sanitizing package in hybrid Panda and 500 models

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Fiat recently debuted hybrid versions of the Panda city car and 500 supermini in Europe. But the biggest news is Fiat’s new Mopar D-Fence package, which is exclusively offered to both the Panda and 500 hybrids. This innovative sanitizing package includes an air filter, air purifier, and ultraviolet light to kill germs, viruses, and contaminants inside the cabin. Fiat’s D-Fence … Continue reading

Land an unlimited data SIM only deal for just £16 a month with this incredible offer

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Three seems to be doing everything it can to maintain a tight grip on the unlimited data SIM only deals market. It already had the cheapest price out there by a long way, but sure...why not knock a few more quid off! Now, exclusively for you readers of TechRadar, Three's unlimited data offer has come all the way down to just £16 , making it possibly the best SIM plan we've ever seen. While you're

CNN Reporter Arrested on Live TV While Offering to Comply With Police [Update: Governor Sorry]

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CNN reporter Omar Jimenez and his camera crew were arrested Friday morning by Minnesota state police live on television in the aftermath of a protest over the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of local police. Read more...

Here's why your next phone will have superfast Wi-Fi

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Qualcomm has unveiled its first ever Wi-Fi 6E chips, in a move that could propel the new wireless standard into the mainstream. The firm announced Wi-Fi 6E chips for both mobile phones (set to land in H2 2020) and wireless routers (which are already available to purchase). The new chips will allow devices to capitalize on the rapid speeds and lower latency on offer with Wi-Fi 6E, which utilizes t

PS5 DualSense controller may get wireless charging and extra buttons add-on

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With the PS5 launch on the horizon, we're at a point where we know more about the next-gen console's DualSense controller than we do about the PlayStation 5 itself. But that's not to say there won't still be a few more secrets to come for the PS5 gamepad. A newly uncovered patent points to the potential for additional hardware add-ons for the DualSense 5, that could bring with them some much-requ

SoftBank led $500M investment in Didi in China’s biggest autonomous driving round

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The race to automate vehicles on China’s roads is heating up. Didi, the Uber of China, announced on Friday an outsized investment of over $500 million in its freshly minted autonomous driving subsidiary. Leading the round — the single largest fundraising round in China’s autonomous driving sector — is its existing investor Softbank, the Japanese telecom giant and startup benefactor that has also

Nearly half of ecommerce searches on Google drive no traffic

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New research has shown that almost half (48 percent) of all Google searches never result in a click-through to retail or other sites. A new report released by Searchmetrics, which analysed clickstream data in the US for about one million typical e-commerce search queries, found that nearly a third (32 percent) of searches lead to organic clicks and 20 per cent trigger paid clicks through either s

Thousands of TalkTalk users hit by internet problems

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Firm says the issue is now resolved after customers across the UK reported connection difficulties.

InterContinental Moorea Closes Permanently

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COVID-19 has had a terrible impact on the hotel industry, and there’s no doubt that a lot of hotels will be forced to close permanently because of this. We’ve already seen several hotels close permanently , and now we can add yet another hotel to the list. The InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa in French Polynesia is closing its doors permanently. As hotel management views the situation: The la

19 mistakes to avoid at Walt Disney World

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If you’re a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants traveler, you might not have such a magical time at Walt Disney World . This sprawling entertainment complex has so much to see and do — and is so busy year-round — that planners score big while travelers who “let the wind take me where it may” can lose out. How? By not doing the research to understand how to use FastPass+ and virtual queues, not snagging

Rocket Report: Virgin Orbit flight ends quickly, Netflix’s hybrid rocket

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Enlarge / The mighty Delta IV Heavy rocket takes to the skies. (credit: Aurich Lawson/United Launch Alliance ) Welcome to Edition 3.01 of the Rocket Report! Yes, we are entering our third year of producing this weekly report, and we hope to celebrate this weekend with a Crew Dragon launch. Until then, there is plenty of other news to cover. As always, we welcome reader submissions , and if you do

Women Have Always Worked From Home

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Quarantine has meant something different for men than it has for women—just look at who’s doing what.

Some Nursing Homes Escaped Covid-19—Here's What They Did Right

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As states start to reopen, senior care facilities must balance the needs of residents against the potential for more deadly Covid-19 outbreaks.

Walmart Employees Are Out to Show Its Anti-Shoplifting AI Doesn't Work

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The retailer denies there is any widespread issue with the software, but a group expressed frustration—and public health concerns.

'The Vast of Night' Reboots the Glee of UFO Conspiracy Culture

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Amazon Studios’ new lo-fi, sci-fi flick, which is fittingly screening at select drive-ins, is a respite.

'Ramy' Season 2 wants you to face your discomfort

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Pixel 4a XL renders tease what could and should have been

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It’s probably not news for the Android faithful but what is supposed to be the shining example of what an Android phone should be, has more or less been a commercial flop. The Pixel 4 and 4 XL are good Android phones especially if you’re after the pure Google experience but some find the features don’t justify the price tag. … Continue reading

Stay connected and save AU$70 on Amazon’s Echo Show 8

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Happy Fri-yay! To celebrate the end of the week, we’ve found a great deal on one of Amazon’s best smart speakers, the Echo Show 8 , which is currently discounted by 31%. The Echo Show 8 comes with a large 8-inch display and is like having your very own assistant – thanks to Alexa, you can play music, catch up on the latest news, see what the weather forecast is and call a friend – simply use your

These are all the features killed by Microsoft in Windows 10 May 2020 Update

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Windows 10 is constantly being updated by Microsoft, but with the release of each new upgrade, there are also features which get killed off, and that’s true of the freshly released May 2020 Update . So here’s what Microsoft has ditched with its latest upgrade for Windows 10, as well as a few features which the company has ceased development work on (but will still be present in the OS). Microsoft

Apple tops wearables Q1 growth, but wristbands, hearables lead the segment

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Data for the January-March quarter of 2020 suggests that Apple retained its near 30% market share in the wearables segment followed by Samsung and Xiaomi. But, it was left to wristbands and ear-wear to salvage the decline in smartwatch sales. The International Data Corporation (IDC) report suggests that the wearables segment grew by 29.7% during the first quarter as compared to a similar period o

What to Watch on HBO Max at Launch

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HBO has spent nearly half a century pushing the envelope when it comes to hard-hitting television, movies, and original programming. All of that and much more is available through HBO Max. Here are our top picks available at launch. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

EA can make Madden games until 2026 after renewing its NFL deal

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Electronic Arts and the National Football League have agreed to extend their partnership for the Madden NFL series until 2026. That means the Madden games, including the current Madden NFL 20 , will remain the only simulation-style football games — with photorealism, current players and official team names — sanctioned by the NFL. Along with the deal, both parties said they would develop a closer

Google launches free social distancing app – here's how to try it

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Google had launched an experimental social distancing app that uses augmented reality to help you keep the recommended two meters away from other people when you're outside. Sodar (presumably short for 'social distancing radar') is a web app that displays footage from your phone's camera and superimposes a two-meter wide circle around your device so you can easily see if you're too close to other

Raspberry Pi 4 now features 8GB of RAM

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2000 Mercedes-Benz CL 55 AMG F1 Edition is the first car to have ceramic brakes

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The 2000 Mercedes-Benz CL 55 AMG F1 Edition is an iconic unicorn in the world of premium sports cars. Only 55 units were built through 2001, and it was based on the Formula One Safety Car for the 2000 Formula 1 season driven by Bernd Mayländer. The CL 55 AMG F1 Edition is the first production vehicle to have standard … Continue reading

Getting the most out of video for remote meetings

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Before now, most office workers would have encountered video conferencing whether that is for internal communications, client meetings or webinars - now, given the current situation we find ourselves in, the uptick in usage has been astounding. At Prezi, we’ve seen that the education sector, in particular, is becoming more and more reliant on video - even more so with instructors teaching remotel

AI could help scientists fact-check covid claims amid a deluge of research

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An experimental tool helps researchers wade through the overwhelming amount of coronavirus literature to check whether emerging studies follow scientific consensus. Why it matters: Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a flood of relevant preprints and papers, produced by people with varying degrees of expertise and vetted through varying degrees of peer review. This has mad

Sky Sports and BT Sport reveal what the Premier League restart means for your bills

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The Premier League is finally returning to our screens from Wednesday 17 June – and whether you like football or not, that also means the return of your Sky Sports and BT Sport bills. But how will this work, and how much will you be expected to pay? The two broadcasting giants have now announced their different approaches to restarting subscriber payments, so we've explained how it will work for

Steam Cloud Play joins the game streaming train with GeForce NOW support

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It was only a matter of time before Valve jumped onto the game streaming bandwagon but it seems it’s using the advantage of hindsight to avoid the problems its peers and rivals have bumped into. Steam Cloud Play isn’t exactly technically a game streaming service but is more a platform that connects games with actual game streaming services. The first … Continue reading

Eh, maybe Steve Carell's 'Space Force' will be worth watching by next season

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This is virtual therapy’s moment. Can it last?

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The Nintendo Switch just got seven great new games

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Nintendo Switch owners will need to free up some space on their SD cards , as 2K has released seven different games from three popular franchises. BioShock: The Collection, Borderlands Legendary Collection and XCOM 2 Collection are all available to download now, and you can buy individual titles from either the BioShock and Borderlands collections. All the games come with previously released DLC,

Apple deals on AirPods, iPhone, MacBooks still running with Memorial Day prices

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Apple's Memorial Day sale might not officially be running now, but there are still plenty of top Apple deals to be found on the company's best-selling tech items. That's why we've put together this list of the best Apple Memorial Day sales still running in 2020. Bargains include discounts on the iPhone, AirPods, Apple Watch, MacBook, and more. Browse offers at Apple See all clearance deals at App

Electric ship sets sustainable tourism standard, eliminating noise and pollution

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Brim Explorer is a hybrid electric ship packed with 800 kilowatt hours of batteries, which means it can cruise the waters for 10 hours on 100 percent sustainable electricity. The ship was specifically designed to have a minimal impact on marine life — its bespoke propulsion system and electric drive eliminate noise and pollution. This video is part of a series on innovative design and technology,

How to use the Chase Sapphire Reserve $300 annual travel credit

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In addition to the bonus points on travel and dining charges, a marquee benefit of the Chase Sapphire Reserve is its $300 annual travel credit. Annual credits like these are likely to increase the odds that a credit card stays safely in your wallet despite the annual fees . These built-in credits can be pretty narrow (think the $50 Saks Fifth Avenue credit available with The Platinum Card® from A

Elon Musk gets a $770 million award as Tesla hits goals

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Remember Elon Musk's wild, all-or-nothing Tesla compensation plan ? Well, it's certainly not going to be nothing. In a SEC filing ahead of a shareholder meeting, Tesla said that it has hit the financial goals needed to unlock the first out of 12 possible tranches of Musk's compensation award. Musk can now purchase 1.69 million Tesla shares for $350.02 per share, and given that Tesla stock closed

Google launches new AR tool to visualise social distancing rules

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Honor announces 'Super Service' offers for customers in India

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With the two-month long lockdown rendering service networks ineffective, users are now making a beeline for getting their devices repaired. And, Honor has launched a Super Service Offers for its customers. Under the campaign, Honor smartphone users will be able to get discounts on spare parts, free services up to a certain extent, and even pick-up & drop facilities for all its handsets. Some smar

Virgin Media high street stores won't reopen after lockdown

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Virgin Media will not reopen its retail stores once lockdown measures are revoked, permanently shuttering 53 outlets across the UK. The company said the difficult decision had been made in response to changing consumer behaviours. It says the majority of enquiries already take place online or over the phone and that it planned to invest in these channels rather than on the high street. The announ

Starling Bank boosts its support for small and medium-sized businesses

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Starling, the UK digital bank , is set to expand further having raised £40 million, in a fresh round of fund raising that will help deliver increased support for small and medium-sized businesses . The investment from Starling’s existing investors follows a £60 million investment in February 2020, bringing the total raised by Starling in 2020 to £100 million. Since its launch in 2014, the bank ha

Motherboard makers find loophole to overclock locked Intel processors

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In the past, if you wanted an Intel processor that you could overclock, you’d need to buy an ‘unlocked’ model – designated by a ‘K’ at the end of its model number – but motherboard makers are finding novel ways of getting around this limitation with their new products. As found when reviewing the Asus TUF Gaming B460 Plus motherboard, there’s a feature known as Asus Performance Enh

Tidal now lets you stream Dolby Atmos music through your home cinema system

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Tidal has announced that its partnership with Dolby Atmos has expanded to included home cinema setups , meaning you can now stream your music in glorious spatial audio through your Atmos-enabled set-top box, TV, or speaker system. You'll need to have a $19.99 / £19.99 / AU$23.99 per month Tidal HiFi account to take advantage of this new feature, as well as the right kit to properly experience the

How to camp during a historic pandemic

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PS5 backwards compatibility may require updates to support more PS4 games

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The PS5 's backwards compatibility feature may require system updates to enable users to play more PS4 games , according to a now-deleted post by PlayStation Iceland. Spotted on Reddit (via GamesRadar ), PlayStation Iceland's official PS5 page was recently updated and stated that players will be able to "play a back catalog of supported PS4 games with [a] system update". However, this sentence ha

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is the latest top-notch free PC game from the Epic Games Store

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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection has become the latest title in a string of high-profile releases to be given away free by the Epic Games Store . This shooter collection comprises of a pair of games, namely Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Borderlands 2.5 if you will), plus you get a load of bonus goodies to boot in the form of the DLC which adds a whole chunk of content. Steam

Samsung's next smartwatch just got certified, confirming many features

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There have been plenty of rumors that Samsung is working on either a Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 or a Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 3 , but now we’ve had essentially official confirmation of that. The confirmation comes from the device being certified by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in the US, as the listings include not just model numbers (namely SM-R845 and SM-R855 ) but also a sketch w

Samsung's next cheap phones may bring back a useful, legacy tech

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Removable batteries were a useful feature for many on smartphones before the trend to remove them over the last few years, but a new rumor suggests certain Samsung phones may soon get them back. It's very unlikely this will be for top-end handsets like the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 or Galaxy S30 , and instead this rumor likely relates to handsets that are part of the Galaxy A series of phones. Accor

Tweet scheduling comes to

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You don’t need to use Tweetdeck or any other third-party app to schedule tweets anymore: The social network now lets you schedule tweets right from its website. Twitter has been experimenting with the feature since last year and started giving select users access to it in early May. Now that the feature has rolled out to the public, you’ll notice a calendar icon at the bottom of the tweet compose

How can light supercharge the future of data?

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It’s no surprise to anyone that when people are asked to stay indoors and keep a safe distance from each other we turn to technology to connect us, whether through general chat, email, or even video conferencing . However, we all wait in anticipation to see how the technology and networks that connect us will scale to meet the demand. Particularly, as more and more people each day stay indoors an

AMD Ryzen 4000 'Renoir' benchmarks show a 90% performance boost over Ryzen 3000

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AMD Ryzen 4000 desktop APUs will offer up to a 90% performance increase over last year's Ryzen 3000 processors, according to leaked 3DMark scores. The 3DMark submissions, shared by hardware tipster @_rogame , give us an indication of the performance on offer from Team Red's incoming Ryzen 7 PRO 4700G, Ryzen 5 PRO 4400G and Ryzen 3 4200G parts. The top-of-the-line Ryzen 7 Pro 4700G 8-core, 16-thre

Want to thrive as a freelancer? This online guide is 98% off.

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TL;DR: Kickstart your freelance career with this course bundle for $29.99, a 98% savings as of May 29. Not to alarm you or anything, but it's a rough moment to be looking for a new gig. If you're struggling to find work or searching for an additional stream of income, you may want to look into kickstarting a side hustle or pivoting to a freelance role and working for yourself. If you have a marke

Get a new-to-you iPad Pro on sale for just $350 — a savings of $250

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TL;DR: Save some cash and score a refurbished 9.7" 32GB iPad Pro with an accessory bundle for just $348.99, a 41% savings as of May 29. We've all dabbled with the idea of buying a tablet at some point. Whether you're a regular traveler, a digital nomad, or someone who's always out and about, tablets are a convenient, lightweight, and versatile option for staying connected. Plus, they have touch s

This adorable little oven lets you cook outside wherever you go

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TL;DR: Get ready for summer cookouts with the Firepod portable oven for $359.99, a 10% savings as of May 29. Raise your hand if you're sick of being indoors. Now raise the other hand if you're sick of cooking dinner. For those with both hands raised, we've got a sweet solution: the Firepod Portable Multi-Functional Oven . Just in time for barbecue weather, the Firepod has potential to restore the

This discounted Iconscout subscription is great for designers

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TL;DR: As of May 29, you can sign up for a 2-year subscription to Iconscout for just $69.99, a 92% savings. The power of an eye-catching, immediately recognizable icon is undeniable. Think of the McDonald's golden arches, or the Nike swoosh, or the Target bullseye. They're somehow simple, but also visually dynamic and easily identifiable worldwide. And while you may not need a globally recognizab

Why not binge this show about Rob Lowe and his adult sons chasing ghosts?

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I was taking an extended drive a few weeks ago, listening to Dax Shepard interview Rob Lowe on his podcast, when a detail came up that almost made me swerve off the road: There's a Rob Lowe reality series about ghost hunting. The Lowe Files sends Rob and his two adult sons, Matthew and John Owen, off on an extended road trip in a supremely beefed up Ford Raptor pickup truck. For nine episodes the

Xiaomi is working on a Dimensity 1000+ smartphone

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As more and more MediaTek-powered smartphones hit the market, a renowned Chinese tipster has suggested that Xiaomi could have a Dimensity 1000+ SoC in the pipeline. The news comes shortly after Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi revealed the first set of Dimensity 820-powered phones called the Redmi 10X 5G. According to Digital Chat Station, Xiaomi is working on a smartphone with a 144Hz refresh rate LCD dis

Google makes it even easier to delete unwanted URL suggestions in Chrome

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Google is making it easier to cover your tracks in Chrome by preventing certain URLs appearing automatically in the browser's address bar. When using a web browser people have numerous privacy concerns, many of which relate to the amount of data collected and stored about online activity. As part of a drive to give users more control over privacy, Google has been adding various tools and features

Microsoft introduces major Azure Cosmos DB changes

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Microsoft has released significant updates for Azure Cosmo DB, the company’s multi-model NoSQL database service. Among the important developments is that Cosmo DB users will now get access to advanced data recovery options, enabling them to create point-in-time backup points or recover data from particular periods. Another significant change is the addition of a server-less pricing plan. Users wh

ACT Fibernet hikes broadband rates in 8 Indian cities - here's why

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Internet service provider ACT Fibernet has announced a hike in the rental rates for its broadband plans starting from June. The increased rates would be implemented in only eight of the 14 cities where the service provider currently operates in. The company, which sent out circulars to customers including this author, says the revision would be dependent on the plans that users opt for, which mea

Reliance Jio Investments

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It all started on April 22, when India was at the height of its Covid-19 driven lockdown. A press release from Reliance Industries, the parent company of Reliance Jio dropped into the inbox of most journalists in India covering tech and telecom industries. The release was for announcing social media giant Facebook picking up a 9.9% stake with Jio Platforms for a whopping investment of $5.3 billio

Realme's new smartwatch and fitness tracker might have Fitbit's devices beat

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Realme is a Chinese smartphone company that's yet to really hit big outside Asia, but it has just launched a handful of products that might change that, as they look set to rival some pretty big competitors. These products are the Realme X3 Superzoom, which is a new smartphone, the Realme Watch and Realme Band, which are a smartwatch and fitness tracker respectively, and the Buds Air Neo, which a

Belvo scores $10M from Founders Fund and Kaszek to scale its API for financial services

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Belvo , a Latin American fintech startup that launched just 12 months ago, has already snagged funding from two of the biggest names in North and South American venture capital. The company is aiming to expand the reach of its service that connects mobile applications in Mexico and Colombia to a customer’s banking information and now has some deep-pocketed investors to support its efforts. If the

Google Pixel 4a XL leaks may show us what the apparently-canceled phone looked like

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When it launches later in the year, the Google Pixel 4a will be the first Pixel phone to come without an XL variant, according to multiple leaks we've been hearing for a long time, however that hasn't stopped people creating renders to show the apparently-canceled Pixel 4a XL. Pictures coming from phone case manufacturer Pigtou , which has recently got into the habit of leaking phone details, sho

Fossil shows Allosaurus may have been a cannibal

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NASA and SANSA partner on new ground station in SA

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Roosters vs Rabbitohs live stream: how to watch NRL's biggest fixture online from anywhere

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The NRL season has just resumed and with rugby league fans all over the world starved for action, there's far worse ideas than tuning in to Australia's top-tier for your fix. Those wanting to dive straight in the deep end need look no further than today's huge fixture between the Sydney Roosters and the South Sydney Rabbitohs - fierce local rivals and one of the most fiery fixtures in an all of s

K-pop fans are supporting #BlackLivesMatter by refusing to promote their faves on Twitter

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In yet another sign of just how upside-down 2020 has been, K-pop fans are now working hard to ensure their favorite groups don't trend on Twitter. In light of recent events, several K-pop fandoms have put a temporary halt on their regular activities out of respect for the #BlackLivesMatter movement. This includes fans of popular groups such as Blackpink , BTS , NCT 127, and Stray Kids. On May 25,

Sonic the Hedgehog is getting a sequel despite its nightmarish beginning

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When Sonic’s original polarizing design was revealed, the internet was outraged (and equally horrified). But after an impressive overhaul, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie went on to become a box office success and earned itself a 93% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes . The good news is that for everyone who enjoyed the Blue Blur’s big screen outing, a sequel is officially underway. Speaking to Varie

Tesla CEO Elon Musk gets $700 million in first performance-based payout

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Tesla has awarded its CEO, Elon Musk, with the first out of 12 performance-based payouts — and it’s worth over a whopping $700 million. According to a document (via TechCrunch ) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Musk has earned 1.7 million Tesla shares worth $775 million, based on the company’s stock price on Thursay. As CNBC explains, Musk doesn’t take a salary, but he owns 18.5

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered edition on August 27

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Final Fantasy fans who were waiting for the remastered edition since last year can finally sit back and relax. Square Enix, the brand behind the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles have confirmed the release of the Remastered Edition on August 27. The Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition, which is an updated version of the original Crystal Chronicles action RPG, would be made availab

Latest OxygenOS update brings Epic Games to OnePlus devices in India

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OnePlus has started rolling out new OTA update it’s OnePlus 6, 6T, 7, 7 Pro and 7T devices in India. The latest OxygenOS update for these devices bring several system-wide improvements, camera improvements, and most importantly it brings Epic Games centre in the Game Space. OnePlus recently partnered with Epic Games to offer 90fps Fortnite gameplay OnePlus devices. The OnePlus 8 series will be th

A 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie sequel is on the way

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After the first trailer for Paramount’s live-action Sonic the Hedgehog flick dropped, viewer reaction was so negative that it got delayed to change the main character’s CG look. But it debuted at #1 in the box office in February and eventually pulled in more than $300 million before its home release earlier this month , so of course Sega and Paramount are working on a sequel. Variety broke the ne