Sunday, May 10, 2020

TPS Consulting Late Edition


What Goes On in a Proton? Quark Math Still Needs Answers

7KWired / 6h
The complex math that governs quark particles is still a mystery—even though a $1 million prize awaits anyone who can figure it out.

Coronavirus: Elon Musk vows to move Tesla factory in lockdown row

Musk Tesla California8KBBC News - Technology / 40min
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the firm will leave California after he is ordered to keep a factory shut.

Zoom church service is a chaotic, hilarious mess on 'SNL'

4KMashable / 15h
The technology failures associated with Zoom meetings is an ubiquitous part of our culture at this stage in social distancing. This week's at-home episode of Saturday Night Live shows us what happens when these mishaps happen during a Mother's Day church service. In short, no one can figure out how to mute themselves. It's way too real. Read more... More about Saturday Night Live , Zoom , Kenan T

Noise shots X5 Pro TWS with IPX7 launched in India

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 20min
The growing true wireless earbuds market has another player from the house of Noise. Meet the Shots X5 Pro, the successor to the Shots X5 in India. The Noise shots X5 Pro TWS harnesses Bluetooth 5.0 and offers a wireless range of up to 10 meters. It uses Qualcomm chipset that features AptX + AAC Hi-Fi audio technology. This ensures the TWS gets a better range, a more stable connection, and better

Vivo V19 to debut in India on May 12

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 20min
Vivo would be launching the Vivo V19 in India on May 12, even as the government looks to ease the nation-wide lockdown to control the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and relaxes the norms for delivery of non-essential items to the doorstep. This decision puts Vivo on a collision course with the Poco F2 Pro that will also see the light of the day in India on May 12. The Vivo V19 handset has alread

White House reportedly in talks with Intel, TSMC to build advanced chip foundries in the U.S.

White House Intel TSMC US100+TechCrunch / 25min
White House officials are talking to Intel and TSMC about building semiconductor foundries in the United States, according to a Wall Street Journal report . U.S. tech companies and the government have been trying to reduce the country’s dependence on chip factories in Asia for years, underscored by national security concerns, the U.S.-China tariff war and now the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disr

Reliance Jio launches new plans for work-from-home professionals

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 28min
Reliance Jio’s has launched a new annual work-from-home plan for Rs 2,399 with 2 GB daily data for professionals working from home and their families who use the internet for e-learning and entertainment. The existing Rs, 2121 work-from-home annual plan offered 1.5GB data per day. Apart from this new annual plan, Jio has also come out with three new add-on plans specifically for those who work-fr

Whatsapp for web gets Messenger Rooms support

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Close on the heels of launching Messenger Rooms as a real-time video conferencing alternative to the likes of Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet, there are now reports that Facebook could soon be integrating it into the Whatsapp desktop version. A report on WABetaInfo suggests that Whatsapp has already started testing Messenger Rooms on the desktop version and the feature has already been made

'Community' cast tease Donald Glover about his fame in chaotic reunion Zoom call

300+Mashable / 2h
It may not be a movie, but we are finally getting a Community reunion event next week. The entire main cast recently got together over video chat to do a table read of a Season 5 episode, which will be available on May 18. While Chevy Chase didn't take part, having exited the show in famously messy circumstances, all the rest of the show's famous faces returned: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Yvett

Office 365 now blocks Reply-All email storms

Microsoft Reply-All25SlashGear / 2h
Despite numerous attempts to kill it, the venerable email still remains one of the most-used forms of digital communication today, especially in businesses. Although relatively more secure than that other ancient messaging technology, SMS, email has its own set of flaws that are triggered even by well-intentioned users. One such problem is known as a Reply-All Storm and Microsoft Office … Continu

Galaxy Note 20 punch-hole camera could have a status indicator around it

SlashGear / 2h
The urge to banish all bezels around the screen has resulted in a few casualties while manufacturers try to figure out how to best put back what they have kicked out. We’re still waiting for the day that under-display cameras finally become a thing but, until then, we’ll have to settle for notches and cutouts. The latter, unfortunately, has led … Continue reading

iPhone 12 Pro rumor points to 120Hz display, better Face ID and 3x camera zoom

48TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Following on from last year's report that Apple's 2020 iPhones could be getting 120Hz displays , a new rumor from trusted leaker Max Weinbach has cropped up over the weekend that not only doubles down on this claim, it also adds a few tasty tidbits of its own. Sharing his information with the YouTube channel EverythingApplePro , Weinbach claims that Apple's iPhone 12 Pro will boast the same 'Pro

Surface Laptop 3 repairs for randomly cracking screens offered for free

SlashGear / 4h
Microsoft just announced some new Surface devices but it is hardly done facing problems with its older, existing computers. Earlier this year, what was supposed to be its most repairable and upgradable laptop (which is still not that easy to repair anyway) was reportedly cracking its screen for no immediately apparent reason. Microsoft was, fortunately, more responsive to this than … Continue rea

Synthspace recreates the physical presence of a modular synth in VR

100+Engadget / 4h
There’s a certain visceral thrill to plugging in patch cords and twiddling knobs on a modular synth, but it’s not always practical when even the more affordable synths can cost hundreds of dollars. Bright Light might have a simple solution: recreate the physical nature of a synth in VR. Its crowdfunded Synthspace project (via Synthtopia ) puts you in front of a virtual Eurorack-sized modular synt

iPhone 12 Pro might finally get a 120Hz screen, even better cameras

iPhone 12 ProMotionSlashGear / 4h
There are rumors that Apple’s next iPhones might be a tad late or in limited supply due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If these latest batch of leaks are on the mark, however, it might be worth the wait, at least for those that can afford Apple’s latest and greatest. According to this new information, the Pro models of the … Continue reading

Google Duo could support 32 people in a group call

SlashGear / 4h
Just because Google’s myriad and confusing selection of messaging services now has a single team and a single exec to report to hardly means its myriad and confusing selection of messaging services are about to become unified. At least not immediately and definitely not any time soon. In the tradition of giving users more choice than they can handle, Google … Continue reading

Microsoft Brings an End to Reply Allpocalypses

Microsoft Reply-All400+Gizmodo / 4h
Accidentally hitting reply-all on an email thread was one of the earliest online faux pas to emerge. This week, Microsoft began rolling out a feature to help save future inboxes from ever knowing the horror. Read more...

Thunderbolt Flaws Expose Millions of PCs to Hands-On Hacking

500+Wired / 5h
The so-called Thunderspy attack takes less than five minutes to pull off with physical access to a device, and affects any PC manufactured before 2019.

POCO F2 Pro coming next week, next-gen cooling teased

SlashGear / 5h
Xiaomi’s newest sub-brand POCO surprised the mobile world when it launched the POCO F1 or Pocophone F1 that almost undercut OnePlus with its blend of premium features and ridiculously low price. It didn’t happen without cutting corners, of course, but it garnered enough fans and sales to warrant a successor. The POCO X2, however, may have rubbed some of those … Continue reading

Flowbee Haircuts, Abominable Cruises and Self-Driving Telescopes: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

24Gizmodo / 6h
Yes, dear readers, another week has gone by. I’m just as amazed as you are. Although time has just about thrown me for a loop, I’ve been taking comfort in checking out what my favorite cats on Instagram are up to. It’s soothing to see them sleep the days away and play with their toys as if nothing was happening. I bet… Read more...

The absolute best free online classes for learning something new

100+Mashable / 6h
Do you miss homework? SAME. Perhaps you're someone who craves constant learning and upskilling, a regular Hermione Granger who'd happily use a Time-Turner to attend three classes at once. Perhaps you're someone who feels she could benefit from understanding things a little better, even if it's just learning how the hell HTML works. Or maybe you're genuinely looking at a change in career. Whatever

Vista Partners founder calls for a fintech revolution to help pandemic-hit, minority-owned small businesses

100+TechCrunch / 6h
The head of what is arguably private equity’s most successful technology investment firm — Vista Equity Partners — made a rare appearance on Meet The Press to discuss the steps that the country needs to take to help minority-owned businesses recover from the economic collapse caused by the COVID-19 epidemic. Robert F. Smith is one of the worlds wealthiest private equity investors, a noted philant

A Spike of New Coronavirus Infections Prompts Seoul to Close Bars and Clubs

1KGizmodo / 6h
Days after South Korea relaxed its social distancing measures, Seoul, its capital city, has tightened them once more after dozens of new coronavirus cases were linked to bars and nightclubs. Read more...

Top fashion houses are showing their latest styles in 'Animal Crossing'

200+Engadget / 6h
Real-world fashion shows (and in some cases, fashion in general) aren’t options during a pandemic, so how do labels get the word out? In 2020, they flock to Animal Crossing: New Horizons . As Elle and Kotaku have noticed, designers like Marc Jacobs , Sandy Liang and Valentino have been showcasing their latest styles in Nintendo’s village-building game, complete with download codes for those who w

People Are Being Arrested In Hawaii For Engaging In Tourism Within 14 Days Of Arrival

62View from the Wing / 7h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

The Last Dance: how to watch episodes 7 and 8 online today

200+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Even if you're not a fan of the NBA, chances are you've heard of Michael Jordan. Number 23 is one of the most iconic athletes of all-time in the US or anywhere else for that matter, and this new documentary shines a fascinating light on his final championship run with the Chicago Bull. Here's how to watch The Last Dance online and stream episodes 7 and 8 from anywhere today. The Last Dance's rele

Happy Mother’s Day (And An Update)!

200+One Mile at a Time / 7h
First and foremost I want to wish a happy Mother’s Day to all the moms reading. I hope you’re being treated well today (and every day), and being given all the love and respect you deserve. I also wanted to share a personal update, because last Mother’s Day changed my family forever. The past year has probably felt like the longest of my life, as last Mother’s Day my mom was diagnosed with advanc

How to watch I Know This Much Is True online: stream the new Mark Ruffalo drama from anywhere

84TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Based on Wally Lamb's novel, this heavy-hitting drama boasts Mark Ruffalo playing dual roles and is one of the most intriguing additions to the TV calendar this year - read on to find out how to watch I Know This Much Is True online from anywhere in the world, including for free. Adapted and directed by A Place Beyond the Pines’ Derek Cianfrance, it sees Ruffalo play Dominick Birdsey as well as h

Sarah Silverman Will Play the First Lady Santa Claus in Santa Inc.

300+Gizmodo / 7h
Gender equity is coming to the North Pole.

Your guide to airport PPE requirements and coronavirus modifications

The Points Guy / 8h
As the world slowly begins to reopen following a global quarantine, airports are instituting protective measures to keep employees and travelers safe. Here’s everything you need to know about current safety protocols at U.S. airports. Note that, as of early May, a number of U.S. airlines as well will begin requiring face coverings for travel. Visit TPG’s guide to all coronavirus news and updates

Michelle Obama honors those working 'tirelessly' through this crisis in Mother's Day post

500+Mashable / 8h
Like many of us this Mother's Day, Michelle Obama wants to spend the holiday with her mom. But the coronavirus pandemic has made this past normalcy impossible for her and countless others. Instead, Obama penned a sweet note on Facebook and Instagram acknowledging why this Mother's Day might feel more difficult. She also highlighted the many mothers working through the pandemic. "From birthdays to

Hackers sell over 73 million stolen user records on the dark web

400+Engadget / 8h
A string of data breaches is causing headaches for more than a few internet users. ZDNet has learned that the hacking group ShinyHunters is selling about 73.2 million user records the attackers say were stolen from numerous sites. About 30 million come from the dating app Zoosk, while 15 million are from the printing service Chatbooks. The rest come from a variety of sites, including the Star Tri

The Nation’s Top Health Leaders Are In Coronavirus Quarantine

Trump Fauci White House300+Gizmodo / 8h
Some of the nation’s top health leaders are in coronavirus quarantine, including its leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a worrying sign that the virus is managing to spread between the people in charge of making highly important decisions about the pandemic. Read more...

TPG readers reveal their very first points and miles redemptions

23The Points Guy / 8h
Editor’s note: At TPG, our top priority is providing our readers with the information needed to make educated decisions about travel and rewards-earning strategy. This is not the best time to travel, domestically or internationally, as airlines have cut major parts of their route networks. But we are sharing this information to provide value for future travel once coronavirus concerns have subsid

Your ultimate guide to United Airlines partners

The Points Guy / 9h
Many of the world’s major airlines have partnerships with other airlines, hotel groups and rental car companies. These partnerships open up more flight destinations and give loyalty program members more ways to earn and redeem their airline miles. Some of these include cobranded credit cards , credit card transfer partners and partnerships with other airlines. Chances are, your airline of choice

Sunday's Best Deals: DOOM Eternal Artbook, Romance Novels, Haircut Kits, and More

32Lifehacker / 9h
A discount on the new DOOM Eternal Artbook , the Fast & Furious collection for $50 , Target’s sale on patio furniture , a bunch of romance novels , and more headline Sunday’s best deals. Read more...

Google's New 'Read Along' App Can Help Elementary School Kids Improve Their Reading Skills

100+Lifehacker / 9h
If you’re at home with a little one that’s just starting to learn to read, Google has a new free resource you can use to help them along. Read more...

Microsoft now protects Office 365 users against 'reply all' email storms

Microsoft Reply-All500+Engadget / 9h
Microsoft might just save you the next time a less-than-attentive coworker starts a “reply all” email storm. It’s now rolling out (via ZDNet ) an Exchange feature that protects Office 365 users worldwide against those barrages of unwanted messages. It’ll initially help large companies by blocking replies if there are 10 “reply all” messages sent to over 5,000 people within an hour. If that happen

Avianca Declares Bankruptcy. What Happens To LifeMiles?

79View from the Wing / 9h
Two and a half weeks ago I warned that Avianca seemed likely to file for bankruptcy. Now it has filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. United Airlines, which knew the situation well, had already written down $700 million worth of debt down to $3 million. The Colombia-based carrier already ceased commercial flying two months ago and furloughed most employees. It

How to watch Billions season 5 online: stream the new series anywhere for free

N95 Tribute Hours52TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Led by Hollywood A-listers Damien Lewis and Paul Giamatti, Billions was first released in 2016 and quickly established itself as one of the most popular shows on TV. Now, with a fifth series set to drop, there's never been a better time to dive head-first into the murky world of Axe Capital. Read on as we explain how to watch Billions season 5 online for free - stream every episode from anywhere

Don't Rip and Don't Tear This $32 DOOM: Eternal Artbook

Gizmodo / 10h
The Art of DOOM: Eternal | $32 | Amazon Read more...

Front and side view of Grace Hospital; four-story brick and...

Music, Arts & Literature / 10h
Front and side view of Grace Hospital; four-story brick and stone building has striped awnings on windows and cupola on roof. Horse-drawn ambulance parked on driveway in front of hospital. Printed on front: “Grace Hospital, Detroit, Mich.” Printed on back: “No. M1870. Pub. by the Detroit News Company, Detroit, Mich.” American News Co. publisher trademark printed on back. Handwritten on back: “Sum

Watch the Cast and Crew of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Discuss the Show's Final Episode

100+Gizmodo / 10h
“Victory and Death” was a banger of an episode, a perfect send-off for Star Wars: The Clone Wars and a bonafide tragedy in its own right. I get emotional just thinking about it. Now, see what Dave Filoni and the show’s stars have to say about its end. Read more...

Sesame Street's Grover offers tips for kids on dealing with the pandemic in NPR interview

36Mashable / 10h
It's hard to be a kid right now. In-person play dates are off limits and school isn't the same via a screen. Grover, Sesame Street 's beloved blue monster, gets it. He went on NPR's Life Kit podcast with hosts Anya Kamentez and Cory Turner to talk about how he copes with missing his friends, how to stay in the moment, and why it's OK to be sad right now. Here are five tips from Grover that can he

Avianca enters bankruptcy due to coronavirus, will remain grounded

400+The Points Guy / 10h
South American airline group Avianca has entered bankruptcy citing an 80% decline in revenues due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Bogotá-based carrier’s bankruptcy is unlikely to affect many travelers as scheduled passenger operations have been suspended since mid-March due to COVID-19. “Avianca is facing the most challenging crisis in our 100-year history as we navigate the effects of the COVID

Avianca Files For Bankruptcy Protection

500+One Mile at a Time / 10h
Avianca has just become one of the largest airlines in the world to file for bankruptcy protection as a result of COVID-19. Avianca files for bankruptcy protection Avianca, the second largest airline in Latin America after LATAM, has just filed for bankruptcy protection. This comes after the airline has been unable to meet obligations, and after requests for aid from Colombia’s government have be

Seven viral futures

200+TechCrunch / 10h
Jon Evans Contributor Jon Evans is the CTO of the engineering consultancy HappyFunCorp; the award-winning author of six novels, one graphic novel, and a book of travel writing; and TechCrunch's weekend columnist since 2010. More posts by this contributor Let housing rise from the empty offices and malls Magic Leap’s $2.6 billion bait and switch The entire world has run smack into the biggest econ

Sequoia’s Roelof Botha is more optimistic about startups today than he was a year ago

300+TechCrunch / 10h
“I just think change unfairly favors the startup, the nimble small company,” says Roelof Botha. The Sequoia partner, whose portfolio includes Unity, 23andMe, Instagram, Instacart, Xoom and YouTube, says he’s hopeful about the opportunities this pandemic has created for companies across a variety of sectors, including healthcare, cloud computing, social and others. We spoke for an hour with Botha

Senators ask Comcast to open all its WiFi hotspots to students

200+Engadget / 11h
Comcast’s offer of free Xfinity WiFi during the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t go far enough for some in Congress. Senators Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Ron Wyden have sent a letter (via Gizmodo ) to Comcast urging it to open all its WiFi hotspots to students who don’t have internet access at home. While the company made 1.5 million hotspots free to use, many of these are in public spaces and unlike

WHO is working on an app with coronavirus information and, maybe, contact tracing

WHO Coronavirus App100+Mashable / 11h
If you're still not sure what symptoms constitute COVID-19, the World Health Organization is making a mobile app for you. Reuters reported Saturday that the WHO is developing an app that will guide users (particularly those in countries with limited resources) through symptoms to help them figure out if they have the disease caused by the coronavirus or not. It should be out sometime this month.

6 Reasons To Get The CitiBusiness AAdvantage Card

100+One Mile at a Time / 11h
Citi is an advertising partner of OMAAT A while back American Airlines and Citi introduced a great welcome bonus on the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® . I realize many people aren’t looking for new travel cards at the moment, but this card does have an excellent bonus, and those are travel rewards you can use for some great trips once things return to normal. You c

CBS Picks Up a New Silence of the Lambs TV Show and a Reboot of The Equalizer Starring Queen Latifah

300+Gizmodo / 12h
It’s the time of year when, under normal conditions, we start to hear about new shows coming next fall or winter, and while things are anything but normal CBS is continuing the fine tradition by picking up three shows for the fall, a couple without even a pilot. Read more...

The next iPhone may boast a 120Hz display and better low-light photos

500+Engadget / 12h
The next batch of iPhones may include more standout features than a cosmetic redesign, 5G and LiDAR. EverythingApplePro and the historically accurate leaker Max Weinbach have shared (via 9to5Mac ) a host of purported details for the 2020 iPhone revamp, particularly the “pro” models. These higher-end 6.1- and 6.7-inch handsets would reportedly pack 120Hz refresh rates similar to the Galaxy S20 and

How to Watch Tonight's 'Feeding America Comedy Festival'

100+Lifehacker / 12h
Stephen Colbert, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey and more are expected to make appearances tonight in the “ Feeding America Comedy Special ,” a benefit for Feeding America airing. Read more...

View of four women posing around bed with a baby. One woman,...

Music, Arts & Literature / 12h
View of four women posing around bed with a baby. One woman, wearing a nightdress, reclines on bed. Fan is displayed on wall in background. Handwritten on sleeve: “Five generations, Ada w/ baby. May, 1905.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

16 of the most remote hotels on Earth

31The Points Guy / 12h
Editor’s note: The team at The Points Guy loves to travel, but now is not the time for unnecessary trips. Health officials say the fastest way to return to normalcy is to stop coming in contact with others. That includes ceasing travel. We are publishing travel guides because we should all use this time t