Monday, May 18, 2020

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Official reminds public to avoid touching other people's balls as crowd giggles

9KMashable / 4h
As the country slowly reopens amid the pandemic, officials are reminding residents to maintain certain social distancing measures — like not touching other people's balls. Tennis balls, that is. Ahead of tennis courts reopening in parts of Long Island, New York, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran emphasized the importance of only handling your own balls. If you and another player are from anoth

Just Because You Can Go Out, Doesn't Mean You Should

3KLifehacker / 6h
Businesses are reopening in many areas, and it’s totally understandable if you feel tempted to visit every place you missed during the shutdown. But is this week really any less risky than last week, or even last month? In most places you’re still much better off staying at home. Read more...

Work From Home is dead, long live Work From Anywhere

2KTechCrunch / 10h
My colleagues and I published a couple of different views on the future of “work from home” and remote work last Friday — a story that, if analytics is any sign, really struck a nerve with many of you. That shouldn’t be surprising particularly in the tech industry, where knowledge work fundamentally means we spend the vast majority of our time in an “office.” Everything from minor annoyances (the


MediaTek Dimensity 820 5G challenges the Snapdragon 765 with dual SIM

MediaTek Dimensity 820SlashGear / 15min
MediaTek has been on a roll these past weeks, trying to make up for lost time in the mobile market. Of course, it has been aggressively pushing its 5G-enabled Dimensity brand but it has also launched a new mid-range Helio G85 chip for less premium gaming smartphones. Now it’s announcing yet another chip, the Dimensity 820 that is clearly trying … Continue reading

Walmart unveils 'pro' versions of its budget Android tablets

Walmart Onn Android28Engadget / 25min
Walmart has been selling no-frills Android tablets under its Onn brand for a while, but the $65-plus slates have been basic, to put it mildly. There’s now a better option if you’re willing to spend a little more, however. The 9to5Google team reports that Walmart has introduced a slightly higher-end Onn Tablet Pro line in 8-inch and 10-inch models. They both pack faster (if still unnamed) 2GHz oct

Moderna details positive Phase 1 experimental COVID-19 vaccine results

SlashGear / 27min
American biotech company Moderna has announced positive interim clinical data related to its mRNA-1273 vaccine candidate targeting the novel coronavirus. The positive results come from the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Phase 1 clinical trial. The test involved a total of eight volunteers who received two doses of the experimental vaccine, which will be headin

Disney's head of streaming to become CEO of TikTok

Disney Mayer TikTok92BBC News - Technology / 28min
Kevin Mayer will be in charge of the global development of the short-form video platform.

Telstra is slashing AU$10 off all SIM-only plans in this ace Click Frenzy deal

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 30min
The online shopping sale event that is Click Frenzy has again come to our screens, and this time around, it’s brought a bunch of killer deals on SIM-only plans from Telstra. Australia's favourite telco is knocking AU$10 off all of its BYO mobile plans, which means you can get yourself 60GB of data for just AU$50 a month with Telstra. The cheapest available option is the Small plan, which will net

Oculus Quest is about to feel like the future with controller-free games

Oculus Quest VR Hand44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne.../ 44min
Oculus Quest is about to take a huge step in becoming a completely controller-free system, as the VR headset's hand-tracking feature exits beta later this month. Starting May 28, three Oculus Quest games along with two animated VR films will support this new controller-free mode, and the trend should continue. Developers will be able to implement hand-tracking games and apps starting that day, to

What's the Best Pet Hair Remover?

Gizmodo / 1h
Co-opulace, I have a problem. My cat sheds. A LOT. Which wouldn’t be so much of a problem if it weren’t nigh impossible to keep him off the couch. After trying next to every dust wipe and pickup mitt under the sun these past four years, it’s suddenly dawned on me, I can’t be the only person bothered enough to wipe,… Read more...

What's the Best Pet Hair Remover?

Lifehacker / 1h
Co-opulace, I have a problem. My cat sheds. A LOT. Which wouldn’t be so much of a problem if it weren’t nigh impossible to keep him off the couch. After trying next to every dust wipe and pickup mitt under the sun these past four years, it’s suddenly dawned on me, I can’t be the only person bothered enough to wipe,… Read more...

DoorDash 'Pizza Arbitrage' Shows the FUBAR Economics of Delivery Apps

44Gizmodo / 1h
Another sign of how fundamentally screwed the economics underlying the app economy are: It is possible to take advantage of exploitative food delivery platform DoorDash’s efforts to sign up restaurants without their consent to engage de facto “pizza arbitrage,” according to a report by Margins . Read more...

United’s Pilots Are Still Bitter 35 Years Later

View from the Wing / 1h
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 ...

A senior engineer has left SpaceX to work for Relativity Space

55Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Zach Dunn with the Merlin engine that powered the successful fourth flight of the Falcon 1 rocket. (credit: SpaceX ) Relativity Space, a California-based company pushing hard toward the inaugural flight of its Terran 1 rocket by the end of 2021, has hired a senior launch official from SpaceX. Zach Dunn, formerly Senior Vice President of Production and Launch at SpaceX, will become Vice

Dark web scammers exploit Covid-19 fear and doubt

200+BBC News - Technology / 1h
From miracle cures to co-ordinated hacking the dark web is a hive of coronavirus scamming.

Epic Games Store adds self-service game refunds feature for customers

SlashGear / 1h
Epic Games has announced a development update that includes, among other things, the arrival of what it calls self-service refunds for customers. Put simply, the feature enables customers to easily refund their purchases on their own, assuming it qualifies for the refund process, of course. The feature is readily accessible within the user’s Epic Games account. The Epic Games Store … Continue rea

A beer app is the latest privacy thorn in the U.S. military's side

61Mashable / 1h
Some people really just shouldn't post. Falling into that category, again , are members of the U.S. military who share photos of beer and digitally "check in" to their favorite watering holes via the Untappd app . By using publicly accessible data in the app — in other words, no hacking required — researchers were able to determine scores of private information about those who thought they were j

Walmart’s $99 Android tablet actually looks pretty good

Walmart Onn Android37Ars Technica / 1h
The Onn.8 Tablet Pro. [credit: Walmart ] When you think of cheap Android tablets, you probably think of the Amazon Fire series , but Walmart is also in the game with its in-house "Onn" tablets. As spotted by 9to5Google , recently Walmart started selling two new models of its Onn tablet: the 8-inch " Onn.8 Tablet Pro " for $99, and the 10-inch " Onn.10.1 Tablet Pro " for $129. Surprisingly, we are

It's possible to make Instagram an empowering place

20Mashable / 1h
Read more... More about Instagram , Mental Health , Small Humans , Social Good , and Kids

36M Americans have filed for unemployment, but (some) tech firms are still hiring

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Last week, U.S. unemployment claims hit 36 million over a two-month period. The results of pandemic-led closures have been devastating to innumerable industries, as the timeline to reopen remains uncertain in many areas. Indeed noted in a recent report that hirings have slowed significantly versus this time last year. No surprise, really, for those who follow the news. Large-scale layoffs have be

Why I’m ready to start traveling again soon

The Points Guy / 2h
If you’ve been following my COVID-19 antibody testing saga , you know that I took a Quest antibody test several weeks ago and it came back positive. I decided to get another test to confirm the results at a doctor’s office on Long Island, New York, and got a rapid pinprick test. Frustratingly, it came back negative , sowing even more confusion. I talked to my doctor and we tried to get the FDA-au

Everything coming to Disney+ in June 2020

20Mashable / 2h
Read more... More about Streaming Services , Disney Plus , Artemis Fowl , Disney , and Entertainment

Two months after shutting down, the Florida Keys will start opening to tourists in June

The Points Guy / 2h
We’re turning a corner with the coronavirus and small signs of hope are popping up around the world. While the results of reopening countries and economies remain to be seen, optimistic travelers have found themselves cautiously looking at the prospect of booking future travel. Now, two months after it shut down to tourists, the Florida Keys plan on reopening to tourists as of June 1. For more TP

Only 45 Percent of Businesses Plan to Rehire the Same Workers Once They Reopen, Facebook Survey Finds

58Gizmodo / 2h
A new Facebook survey of small- and medium-sized businesses has found that, among those who have shut down amid the global covid-19 health crisis, only 45 percent plan to rehire the same employees when they reopen. Read more...

HBO Max reveals which original shows will arrive this summer

SlashGear / 2h
After months of hearing about the service, we’re on the cusp of getting access to HBO Max, the new on-demand streaming service coming from WarnerMedia. The service is scheduled to launch on May 27 with a large catalog of shows, including some originals made specifically for the service. The company has taken the wraps off its second slate of originals … Continue reading

TikTok's new CEO is Disney's former streaming leader

Disney Mayer TikTok86Engadget / 2h
TikTok may have a solution to keeping its momentum going: hire a leader with a knack for streaming video. Parent company ByteDance has hired Kevin Mayer, Disney’s chairman for streaming services like Disney+ and Hulu, as TikTok’s CEO. He’ll also serve as ByteDance’s COO and will be responsible for fostering the “global development” of the larger company as well as music, gaming and other fields.

Verizon Closes Deal for BlueJeans, the AOL of Video Conferencing Apps

31Gizmodo / 2h
With most of the U.S. quarantined and many people working at home, Verizon has officially finalized its acquisition of video conferencing platform BlueJeans. Read more...

An unhackable, quantum resistant email technology is on its way

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The secure email provider Tutanota has revealed that it is working together with the L3S Research Institute of Leibniz University of Hanover on a new research project called PQmail which aims to to implement quantum computer resistant cryptography in a freely available email application. The reason for this is that once quantum computers become widely available, all currently encrypted emails can

Paying for airline lounge membership with miles: Worth it or a bad deal?

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

Five Books (That Aren't Homework) You'll Want to Read Cover to Cover

Lifehacker / 3h
We’re at home. Some people are using this time to become cultured. Others are more focused on feel-good entertainment to while away the time. But what if I told you there was a way to get both? Introducing books: Entertainment You Can Feel Smug About. Let’s get into it. Read more...

How to watch The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart finale - stream online tonight from anywhere

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The Bachelor's latest full season might have ended a while ago, but the hit reality TV show quickly had a new special ready for fans - and it was everything we could have hoped for. Now reaching the end of its run, here's how to watch The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart finale online - stream it tonight from anywhere in the world by following our guide. Listen to Your Heart started off with 20 sin

Pixel 5 to lose Google's motion sense feature, report says

Google Pixel Soli MS32Mashable / 3h
Google is not planning to retain Motion Sense, 9to5Google reports . Motion Sense debuted alongside the Pixel 4 , but it appears the feature hasn't gained enough traction to return in 2020. In an episode of Alphabet Scoop , 9to5Google revealed that sources are indicating the Soli radar chip will likely get left out from the Pixel 5. Should that happen, the Pixel 5 will not offer hands-free capabil

Why you’ll need to prebook all your fun this summer

The Points Guy / 3h
We don’t need to tell you that this summer is going to be, well, different . COVID-19 is going to affect everyone for quite some time, even as government officials look to reopen states and countries around the world. They’re working with health experts to craft social-distancing guidelines and regulations that will allow us to safely achieve some semblance of normal life, especially during the p

Wyze teases its future smart home hardware and features in new video

SlashGear / 3h
In a new video titled ‘Our Pitch to Investors,’ smart home company Wyze has teased some of the hardware and features that it has in the pipeline. Wyze says that it has more than 30 “pieces of hardware in the works,” hinting at a huge expansion of its product offerings in the future. The company is hoping to raise funds … Continue reading

Six Air China Captains Irresponsibly Fly A 747-8

200+One Mile at a Time / 3h
Earlier I came across a really cool video on YouTube of Air China taking delivery of a Boeing 747-8. This was apparently the first Boeing 747-8 that Air China took delivery of back in 2014, as pilots flew the plane from Paine Field (outside of Seattle) directly to Beijing. Understandably this was a special flight, and Air China staffed it with six captains (not just pilots, but they’re all captai

Upgrade Your Cooking Setup With up to 22% off Cuisinart Cast Iron Cookware Today

Lifehacker / 3h
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Epic Games Store's self-serve refunds get your money back without the wait

54Engadget / 3h
Epic Games is still busy adding helpful (and occasionally overdue ) features to its online store. The gaming giant recently introduced self-serve refunds that save the hassle of waiting for your request to be processed. You’ll still have to request a refund within two weeks , and can’t have played more than two hours (or received a ban during those two hours), but you should get your money back q

Walmart's Onn Tablets Go Pro With USB-C and Android 10

24How-To Geek / 3h
Walmart’s in-house Onn brand tablets are an inexpensive way to get into Android. Priced at $65, you couldn’t expect much of the devices, and you didn’t much either. The retail giant now has new Onn Pro tablet options, with improved displays, processors, and shockingly USB-C. You still get what you pay for, though. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to watch The Voice live: stream 2020's season finale online from anywhere

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Singing competitions don't get much bigger than The Voice, and in 2020 the US version of the show has persevered to reach its season 18 finale despite live shows falling in the middle of the Covid-19 outbreak. Here's how to watch The Voice season finale live online and stream every song no matter where you are in the world right now. This year's finalists are Micah Iverson representing Kelly Clar

Here’s what credit card rewards programs might look like after coronavirus

The Points Guy / 3h
In just a few short months, the coronavirus pandemic has radically changed the world. While certain industries like travel have been especially hard hit, the pandemic is causing every decision even tangentially related to health, safety and money to come under scrutiny. Credit card issuers have been scrambling to react to this swift and unprecedented change in consumer behavior, and in the proces

With new Switch-hacking tech looming, Nintendo targets retailers

32Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / An SX OS menu screen showing multiple pirated games, as seen in Nintendo court documents. (credit: Team-Xecuter) Nintendo is going to court to stop a number of retailers that allegedly sell a Switch modification device that allows users to play pirated games on older versions of the system. But the console maker is also using those lawsuits to warn retailers away from taking pre-orders

Symptom Checker Apps Are Awful at Guessing the Right Illness, Study Finds

Gizmodo / 3h
Using the internet to diagnose your latest health concern is, perhaps unsurprisingly, not all that effective. A new study from scientists in Australia tested more than two dozen so-called symptom checker apps and found that they correctly diagnosed a hypothetical person’s illness barely over one-third of the time.… Read more...

If this rumored Pixel 5 price is real, are you buying?

Google Pixel 4A 5 AndroidSlashGear / 3h
The next Google Pixel is rumored to roll with a premium tier, a device series with an “Ultra” Pixel of sorts. Details revealed by a real-deal Google survey suggest they’re looking into pricing a Google Pixel smartphone well above what they’ve charged in the past. While it’s possible they could just be raising prices for no good reason, it’s far … Continue reading

Register for ‘TPG Talks: A new era of deals’ with Scott’s Cheap Flights

The Points Guy / 3h
Register Now COVID-19 continues to have substantial effects on the airline industry . When carriers cut their route networks , park hundreds of aircraft or suspend operations entirely , what does that mean for the future of flight deals? Join Scott Keyes, Founder and Chief Flight Expert of the airfare deal subscription company Scott’s Cheap Flights and hear what he sees happening to prices in 202

The Best Travel Deals for Essential Workers

Lifehacker / 3h
Essential workers deserve all of the perks that can be thrown their way, and it has been encouraging to see the travel industry is honoring them by offering them free and discounted travel options they can take advantage of right now. Read more...

With stadiums closed, TV networks turn to live esports broadcasts

72TechCrunch / 3h
The COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out the spring seasons for professional sports and associated revenue for TV networks, but esports is filling part of that void. Gaming companies behind titles licensed by each major league are the winners in this unexpected shift; Electronic Arts (EA) is first among them with FIFA, Madden NFL, NBA Live and NHL in its EA Sports portfolio and more than 100 esports e

Planetary Scientist’s Video Shows How Slow Light Speed Really Is

1KFuturism / 3h
Slow Motion To us Earth-dwelling humans, the speed of light is so fast that it appears instantaneous. But zoom out a bit and it becomes clear how even at the speed of light — the theoretical speed limit of the universe, which our spacecraft can’t even begin to approach — a journey through the cosmos becomes a snail-paced slog. That crawl is what James O’Donoghue, a planetary scientist at the Japa

Two Air China Pilots Standing In The Cockpit During Takeoff

21View from the Wing / 3h
Chit chat while being towed doesn't actually violate the U.S. sterile cockpit rule that only activities necessary for safe operation of the aircraft can be carried out when below 10,000 feet (technically, during critical phases of flight). However they're being recorded . What's unusual is standing in the cockpit for takeoff. U.S. rules are clear that pilots must be belted in at the controls, and

Misophonia is why I hate ASMR, and maybe why you do too

24Mashable / 3h
Internet of Yum digs into all the things that make us drool while we're checking our feeds. Mashable Producer, Mark Stetson, sets out to find why he has a visceral, negative reaction to slurping, chewing, lip smacking, or any kind of audible eating sound. It turns out the answer is pretty simple: Misophonia. Read more... More about Food , Mashable Video , Asmr , Mukbang , and Internet Of Yum

Disney streaming exec Kevin Mayer becomes TikTok’s new CEO

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Kevin Mayer, head of The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer and international business, is departing to become CEO of TikTok, as well as COO of the popular video app’s parent company ByteDance. Founder Yiming Zhang will continue to serve as ByteDance CEO, while TikTok President Alex Zhu (formerly the co-founder of the predecessor app Musical.ly) becomes ByteDance’s vice president of product

Delayed ‘PES’ Euro 2020 update will arrive on June 4th

28Engadget / 3h
With so many live sporting events canceled due to COVID-19, fans are turning to esports . But even those are facing pandemic-related setbacks and delays. This spring, Konami promised that its free Euro 2020 update for eFootball PES 2020 would be ready on April 30th. Later, Konami postponed the update indefinitely when the European Football Championship was delayed a year. Now, the publisher says

Are We Really Fighting With Each Other Over Masks?

Lifehacker / 3h
As far as I can tell from my daily walks, masks have quietly become more common over the last month or two. Some people wear them, some don’t, and we all cross the street to avoid each other anyway. But now that rules in some places are requiring masks, social media seems to have blown up with people arguing over… Read more...

Google's mobile search app just got a snazzy new dark mode

82Mashable / 4h
Starting Tuesday, Google will begin rolling out a dark mode setting for its mobile search app on Android and iOS . Once that update is live, the app should default to dark mode if you have it enabled on a system-wide level. If not, you'll find the option in the settings menu, though you'll need to be running Android 10 or iOS 12 and up to benefit. Now, you're probably wondering what it looks like

Judge denies Shkreli’s “delusional self-aggrandizing” plea to get out of jail

79Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / NEW YORK - AUGUST 4: Shkreli was found guilty on three of the eight counts involving securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud. (credit: Getty | Drew Angerer ) A federal judge on Saturday denied Martin Shkreli’s request for a “compassionate release” from prison, which was pitched as a way to protect him from contracting the new coronavirus—and to help him work

Rejoice In This Supercut of Moon Astronauts Falling Over

66Futurism / 4h
Moon Bounce You remember the hallowed history of the Apollo missions: the heady speechifying , the danger and peril , the incredible accomplishments. A delightful new video, though, shows a lighter side of NASA’s Moon missions during the 1960s — astronauts, unaccustomed to lunar gravity, falling over in their bulky spacesuits. Turn up your sound, because the music is perfect. Funny footage of Apo

Curiosity Stream Offers Science-and-Tech-Focused TV for People Who Love to Learn

100+Futurism / 4h
Through no fault of your own, you’re probably spending a lot more time at home. And chances are, you’re getting sick of a lot of the mind-numbing entertainment options being offered by the major online streaming platforms. If that’s the case, and you’re looking for something a little more intellectually stimulating , you need to check out Curiosity Stream. It’s the best streaming platform out the

This Virus of Great Uncertainty

49Gizmodo / 4h
“I know this is going to sound dramatic, but I’m not coming home this weekend,” I told my sister through the phone. It was the Thursday before the first weekend in March, and I had what I thought was a cold—but what kept me in Brooklyn was the suspicion that it might actually be something else. I just wasn’t sure. Read more...

Arm’s financials and the blurring future of the semiconductor sector

92TechCrunch / 4h
Amidst the blitz of SoftBank earnings news today comes the financials for all of SoftBank’s subsidiaries, which includes Arm Holdings, the most important chip design and research company in the world that SoftBank bought for $32 billion back in 2016 . Arm produces almost all of the key designs for the chips that run today’s smartphones, including Apple’s A13 Bionic chip that powers its flagship i

How to Easily Remove the Tendon From a Chicken Breast

55Lifehacker / 4h
I am too old for TikTok, but I have considered downloading the app—not to record myself dancing, or watch other people dance, but to see what the kids are cooking, and how they are cooking it. Read more...

What the Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Results Mean

Moderna Vaccine US100+Lifehacker / 4h
Big news: Moderna, one of the companies working on a coronavirus vaccine, released results from a Phase I trial of their RNA vaccine this morning. At first glance, the news is exciting: The vaccine looks safe, and volunteers developed antibodies. Read more...

What Edison Mail's Security Disaster Means for Your Email

26Lifehacker / 4h
The popular third-party email client Edison Mail recently granted a small number of iOS users access to email addresses that didn’t belong to them. This wasn’t a hack or leak, but a bug—and a pretty freaking big one. Read more...

Get a Head Start on This Week’s Binging With $20 off a Roku Ultra

Lifehacker / 4h
Roku Ultra | $80 | B&H Photo Read more...

Apple reopens some US stores amid COVID-19, but they’ll work differently

48Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / Customers and staff in an Apple Store mid-pandemic. (credit: Apple ) Apple will re-open 25 more of its retail stores in the United States and 12 more in Canada by the end of this week, according to a public note from the company's SVP of retail, Deirdre O'Brien . However, the company's safety policies make clear that the shopping experience is going to be markedly different in the middl

Community show reunion episode live today at 2PM

SlashGear / 4h
The release of the Community TV show virtual table read will be released at 2PM PDT today. Below we’ve got the details on this episode of sorts, including details on how the premiere will go down. The full live event for this #stayhome #withme will be broadcast on an embedded YouTube, which can also be seen, here, below, in this … Continue reading

Xfinity Mobile is reselling Verizon 5G – with one big advantage

Comcast Xfinity Mobile 5GSlashGear / 4h
Xfinity Mobile announced today that it’s hopping aboard the 5G train and adding service to its unlimited and by-the-gig plans. Xfinity is hoping to stand out from the other major carriers and MVNOs already offering 5G service by further announcing that it won’t charge its subscribers extra to tap into 5G. That’s in contrast to Verizon specifically, which has indicated … Continue reading

You can use United miles to pay for some United credit card annual fees – but should you?

22The Points Guy / 4h
In a time when some consumers are short on cash and most aren’t sure when they’ll start traveling again, non-travel redemptions have increased in popularity. Usually, redeeming your points and miles for statement credits and other non-travel redemptions provides much less value than you could get from redeeming for hotel nights or flights. In fact, TPG’s Samantha Rosen even wrote a post begging r

Disney's Head of Streaming, Kevin Mayer, Becomes TikTok C.E.O.

Disney Mayer TikTok1KNYT > Technology / 4h
Kevin Mayer will lead the Chinese-owned app for making and sharing short videos, which has exploded in popularity during the pandemic.

Don’t Get Too Excited, But This COVID Vaccine Looks Promising

1KFuturism / 4h
There are a lot of caveats here, so don’t get too excited, but new results for an experimental COVID vaccine look promising. The vaccine in question is made by the pharmaceutical company Moderna. Back in March, you might remember, we interviewed one of the first volunteers to be injected with it. “If I am healthy and can help take part in trying to reduce the pain, suffering and deaths associated

Many employees say they are happier working from home

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Working from home during the pandemic has led to increased happiness among employees according to a new survey from CNBC and SurveyMonkey. To conduct their new survey titled “ CNBC|SurveyMonkey Workforce Happiness Index: May 2020 ”, the two companies polled over 9,000 workers in the US at the beginning of May to measure the impact Covid-19 has had on their job satisfaction. According to the surve

British Airways’ Disgraceful Offer To Senior Flight Attendants

200+One Mile at a Time / 4h
Obviously this is an incredibly challenging time in the airline industry, though I can’t help but feel like British Airways is being especially ruthless with their flight attendants, and almost taking advantage of the situation… which unfortunately doesn’t come as much of a surprise, given how bad their labor relations have historically been. I wrote in the past about British Airways’ plan to sim

Apple blasts Barr over iPhone lock “false claims” in Pensacola shooter case

FBI iPhones Apple BarrSlashGear / 4h
Apple has pushed back after criticisms from the US attorney-general, William Barr, over how it handled locked iPhones in the Pensacola shooter case. Barr revealed today that the FBI had accessed the two iPhones from the shooter – who killed three Americans at the Naval Air Station in December 2019 – and accused Apple of double-standards in how it handled … Continue reading

Strava just made some popular features paid-only – and that’s a good thing

SlashGear / 4h
Strava, the fitness app made specifically for cyclists and runners, has rolled out a big change to its business. While anyone can still download and use the app without paying on iOS and Android, certain popular features are now locked behind a paywall. Users who want access to the segment leaderboards and analysis will need to sign up for the … Continue reading

Why DJI probably won't get a US drone ban after patent ruling setback

52TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
DJI might be comfortably the biggest name in drones, but it's just had its propellors clipped by a patent trial ruling that could see some of its popular models barred from being sold or imported into the US. Still, we've been here before with smartphones, and there's good reason to believe it won't come to that. The ruling centers around a claim from Autel Robotics, a US-based drone maker that's

Huawei calls US rules 'arbitrary and pernicious'

Huawei US TSMC Chinese84BBC News - Technology / 4h
The Chinese tech giant said it has been "riddled with bullets" since the US placed it on a blacklist.

Members of Congress can vote from home for now—but not by using tech

100+Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / The Capitol is big, but not big enough to give every member of Congress a whole lot of breathing room. (credit: Patrick Foto | Getty Images ) Congress has a problem. Well, many problems, if you ask almost any American, but specifically—right now in the middle of a pandemic—it has a problem with physical space for social distancing. The House of Representatives has 435 members, and while

SoftBank in Crisis Amid Record Losses

100+NYT > Technology / 4h
Its flagship tech fund is underwater, annual losses are huge and a key board member departed, as the firm faces the coronavirus and a tech slump.

Toyota’s 2021 Sienna minivans will all be hybrids

2021 Toyota Venza Sienna100+Engadget / 4h
Toyota's new, 2021 Sienna is notable for two reasons. First, just look at this thing: It has plenty of sharp body lines and massive front grille that, while supposedly inspired by Japanese bullet trains, looks more like a tremendous scowl. This thing is meant to ferry families around, all while looking incredibly aggro. Second -- and more importantly -- every version of the new Sienna is a hybrid

The big PS5 console and gameplay reveal we've been waiting for could be June 4

PS5 Sony PlayStation 540TechRadar - All the latest technology ne.../ 4h
Our first look at the PS5 may not be far off, apparently. A new report says we could see a PS5 game showcase as early as June 4, but that date might shift as Sony scrambles to put together the event. Sony is planning a big PS5 showcase for the first two weeks of June and will include both first-party titles and third-party titles from Sony’s trusted partners, according to VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb

What We Know About Coronavirus Super-Spreader Events

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On March 10, a choir in Washington State decided to go ahead with practice amid increasing reports of the coronavirus spreading within the U.S. This rehearsal, attended by 61 of the choir’s usual 122 members, lasted for two and a half hours, with attendees taking precautions not to mingle too much. Ultimately, an… Read more...

iPhone crypto hid al-Qaida link to naval base shooting, AG fumes

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Enlarge / Attorney General William Barr at a press conference discussing the iPhone showing al-Qaida ties to Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, who is suspected of killing 3 and wounding 8 in the December 6, 2019, shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. (credit: US Department of Justice ) The US Department of Justice is using a newly discovered al-Qaida terrorist plot as fresh ammunition

PlayStation 5 tech “ahead of anything you can buy on the PC”

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An interview with Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney suggested the next-gen console PS5 will keep gaming consoles alive for at least another generation. Where devout PC gamers would seem to always have an edge on gaming consoles due to their ability to upgrade all parts at will, Sony appears to be keying in on storage optimization. This bit … Continue reading

A Fidget Spinner-Inspired Test Can Diagnose UTIs in Under an Hour

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A new medical device can diagnose urinary tract infections (UTIs) at home in less than an hour. And, in an unusual twist, the device looks and performs almost exactly like a fidget spinner — if a fidget spinner was full of human urine. It may sound unusual, but rapidly spinning samples is commonplace in biomedical research. In this case, New Scientist reports that rapidly spinning a urine sample

Google is piloting a simpler Nest Hub Max interface at retirement homes

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Last week, Mount Sinai showcased how it’s started using Nest devices to monitor patients remotely. Today, Google’s showing off how the Nest Hub Max is helping retirement home residents feel a little less isolated amid the COVID-19 lockdown. To help matters along, the company is currently testing a simplified interface to make the smart screen easier to operate for less tech savvy residents. Googl

How to set device limits without confiscating your kid's phone

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Screen time is arguably the hottest parenting topic of the past 20 years. A pandemic that closed schools and caused kids to be home at all times forced the topic into the spotlight even further. It's natural for parents to freak out every time a new study about children and devices comes out, but here's our advice: Don't. The evidence between screen time and cognitive or behavior development isn'

How to Become a Contact Tracer

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During an unprecedented rise in unemployment , there is increasing demand for one job: contact tracers . Part of the Centers for Disease Control’s multipronged response to the COVID-19 pandemic, contact tracing involves calling people with suspected and confirmed infections and keeping a record of anyone they may have… Read more...

Verizon wraps up BlueJeans acquisition lickety split

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When Verizon (which owns this publication) announced it was buying video conferencing company BlueJeans for around $500 million last month, you probably thought it was going take awhile to bake, but the companies announced today that they has closed the deal. While it’s crystal clear that video conferencing is a hot item during the pandemic, all sides maintained that this deal was about much more

League of Legends mobile game to launch an alpha test in June

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The League of Legends mobile game will finally launch an alpha test in June, according to Riot Games, though it will be limited to users in just two countries. League of Legends: Wild Rift, the official name of the new version of LoL headed to mobile platforms and consoles in 2020, is headed to users in Brazil and the Philippines before anywhere else, according to Riot’s official twitter account.

Pedro Pascal shouts out the stuntmen who helped create his Mandalorian

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How Credit Card Rewards Will Change After the Pandemic

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Rewards credit cards are adapting to the coronavirus by offering extended windows for earning sign-up bonuses and by pivoting rewards away from travel. Read more...

iOS 13.5 GM released with two big COVID-19 features

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Apple has pushed out the iOS 13.5 golden master, meaning we’re just one step away from the new COVID-19 features for exposure logging and easier Face ID use arriving on iPhones. While there are numerous tweaks and changes expected in iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5, two of the most eagerly-anticipated focus on making the iPhone more useful in this time … Continue reading

Level up Your Selfie Game for Just $19 With This Ten Piece Bundle

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Madden NFL’s technical problems were on full display in ESPN championship

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Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / EA Sports ) As sports fans clamor for something— anything— to watch in the wake of public safety closures, video game publishers like EA Sports have enjoyed increased exposure on cable stations like ESPN—where virtual sports are better than no sports at all. This weekend, that didn't necessarily work out in EA's favor. Madden Bowl 20, the latest "world championshi

Google’s Search app finally has a dark mode

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2019 was the year of the dark mode. It’s now 2020, and in a “better late than never” move, Google is finally rolling out a light-on-dark option for its Search app. Dark mode starts rolling out today and will come to more and more phones throughout the week, so if you don’t see it now, you may have to wait a few days. The feature has been part of the beta version of the app for a few months, but n

Super Cyclone Amphan Is Set to Hit India and Bangladesh

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A rapidly intensifying Category 5 super cyclone is moving across the Bay of Bengal and heading for the India-Bangladesh border. The storm could cause extensive damage in an area already suffering from the covid-19 pandemic. Read more...

The 5 best deals you can get during the Wayfair Memorial Day sale

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Memorial Day is just around the corner, and Wayfair is celebrating the long holiday weekend with its Big Outdoor Sale that's happening right now. Wayfair's Memorial Day sale includes up 65% off in savings on patio furniture, grills, appliances, garden decor, and so much more. It's a perfect opportunity to spruce up your outdoor space and enjoy the warm weather in your own backyard. To help you so

Instagram introduces 'Guides' for wellness tips

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Instagram is introducing a new type of post that will be available to a small group of influencers, publishers and organizations: Guides, a new format the company says is meant to emphasize “wellness” amid the coronavirus pandemic. The update will allow publishers, nonprofits and other organizations to create new article-like posts that combine photos and videos, along with original text, into a

What to Watch Tonight, May 18, 2020

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We’ve all officially made it to another week, which means we have seven more evenings to fill. Each afternoon we’ve been helping you do so by rounding up some of the best streaming options around. Read more...

NASA: Please Follow These Space Rules We Can’t Enforce

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NASA just released a new set of voluntary regulations that it hopes will guide humanity toward a future of peaceful, collaborative space exploration. Unfortunately, it has no power to enforce them. Like other attempts at space legislation , adherence to the Artemis Accords would be purely symbolic and voluntary. The Artemis Accords, as they’re called, are available to read here . Overall, accordi

Cosplay Is a Business and It Is Suffering

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Yaya Han was supposed to be on tour right now. Instead of signing copies of books and posing for pictures with fans, the cosplayer is at home prepping her next shipment of washable masks to help people prevent the spread of covid-19. Read more...

Keep a Constant Eye on Your Bundle of Joy With a Spaceview Baby Monitor

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The NASA hunt for dark energy and exoplanets has some big news

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NASA plans to make a special announcement related to its WFIRST space telescope mission this week, the space agency said on Monday. The announcement will reveal something about the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, likely a new detail about the upcoming mission, followed by a live stream chat with members working on the project. This isn’t the first time NASA … Continue reading

Instagram Guides serve up advice for pandemic living

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During a global pandemic like the one we’re currently in the midst of, it’s safe to assume that a lot of people are stressed out. Whether it’s fear of the virus itself, uncertainty about the economy moving forward, or just a general frustration that day-to-day life has ground to a halt in many respects, there’s a lot of reason to … Continue reading

iOS 13.5 is imminent – here's why its the iPhone update you've been waiting for

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Apple's iOS 13.5 update is about to make your face mask-wearing life a little easier, with the clearest sign that its next major iPhone software update is imminent. The GM (golden master) version of iOS 13.5 is now out for developers, and that's always the last update Apple issues before its software updates go public. iOS 13.5 features are headlined by a simplified unlock process for Face ID-equ

How to Get the Right Information About Coronavirus Mortgage Payment Relief

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The CARES Act passed this spring includes accommodations for mortgage holders having a hard time making monthly payments. But as with pretty much all parts of the government’s coronavirus relief efforts, getting that help hasn’t been easy for many borrowers. Read more...

Illegal film streaming sites thriving under lockdown

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With more people stuck at home as a result of lockdown orders, visits to illegal streaming sites have increased significantly over the past few months according to new research from FACT. The UK's intellectual property protection organization revealed that links to illegal streaming sites doubled between February and April. However, links to recently released films trebled during the same period.

Fact Check: Does Flying Actually Put You At Risk For COVID-19?

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With air travel down over 90% since the start of the pandemic you might expect that flying is a primary mechanism for transmitting the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It's not. Two months ago I wrote that it's safer to travel than you think . I wasn't telling you to travel, and older people with pre-existing conditions I think probably shouldn't. However actual risk of travel differs greatly from the perceived

Build These Forts Designed by Ikea

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These times, they are fort-building times. These are hunker down, curl up, leave-me-the-eff-alone times. But maybe by now, 10(ish) weeks into this pandemic, you’ve run out of fresh ways to toss a blanket over a couple of chairs and call it a fort. I certainly had. But Ikea Russia is here to help spark our… Read more...

Oops: Emirates’ Inaccurate Rapid COVID-19 Testing

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It would appear that Emirates’ rapid COVID-19 testing was too good to be true… Emirates became first airline to trial rapid COVID-19 testing In mid-April, Emirates made headlines for becoming the first airline to conduct rapid COVID-19 tests on passengers prior to taking flights. Emirates wasn’t doing this on a widespread basis, but rather trialed it for a repatriation flight to Tunisia. Passenge

Moderna’s latest vaccine results are promising—but it’s still too early

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Drug maker Moderna has just announced encouraging interim results from the ongoing phase 1 trial for its experimental coronavirus vaccine. The early results suggest the vaccine has the potential to confer immunity against covid-19 in people. What is the vaccine and how does it work? Moderna specializes in vaccines designed to elicit an immune response against the coronavirus through the virus’s m

What SoftBank’s Vision Fund results tell us about troubled startup sectors

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A famous investor published notes today concerning its startup investments, detailing where they excelled and where they struggled. To understand why we care about this particular investor’s results, a little context helps. The investor in question is Japanese telecom giant and startup benefactor SoftBank , which reported its fiscal year results this morning. SoftBank’s investments are famous bec

Microsoft just gave the Sony AI camera an Azure brain

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It was only last week that Sony showed off its new embedded AI smart camera sensor, and already Microsoft is promising an artificial intelligence for the innovative chip. The Sony IMX500 stacks a 12.3-megapixel CMOS on top of a dedicated custom AI processor, paving the way for new cameras that can do their own object and pattern recognition, person tracking, … Continue reading

Oculus VR headsets earnings shock as Hand Tracking released post-Beta

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A “one year anniversary” announcement was made this morning by Oculus for the headsets Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S. In their excitement for a full year of sales and functionality, Oculus representatives noted that “people have spent more than $100M on Quest content.” They also noted that more than 20 titles on the platform have “surpassed the $1M revenue … Continue reading

As Some Apple Stores Reopen, Here's What to Expect

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After months of lockdown, the first wave of businesses and public spaces are reopening. A small batch of Apple Stores are among the first businesses resuming operation, and while that means it may soon be easier for you to get a busted iPhone or MacBook repaired, there are some restrictions in place that you need to… Read more...

This beekeeping hive harvests the honey for you — Future Blink

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Flow Hive 2 allows beekeepers to tap honey directly from the hive without disrupting the bees or getting stung while harvesting. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Bees , Bee Keeping , and Future Blink

Lenovo's Previously Announced Smart Frame Is Heading to Indiegogo

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Back at CES, we told you about Lenovo’s ambitious $399 Smart Frame, the first digital picture frame that might not suck. Now, Lenovo is moving forward with an eventual launch with one slight pit stop at Indiegogo. But if you order the Smart Frame from Indiegogo, you’ll get a sweet discount. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

HBO Now App Removed from Old Apple TVs, But AirPlay Still Works

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After a saga of conflicting announcements, WarnerMedia finally removed its HBO Now app from 2nd and 3rd gen Apple TVs. The company initially planned to remove HBO Now and HBO GO from old Apple TVs on April 30th, but altered its decision after some push-back. HBO GO is still available on old Apple TVs for the time being. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Samsung Announces the End of Its XR Service and VR Video Apps

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The Samsung Gear VR, made in collaboration with Oculus, was once a shining beacon in the barren land of virtual reality. But Oculus Quest has long taken over that role, and the Gear VR found itself discontinued in 2019. Now, the final nails are in Samsung’s VR coffin—Samsung is killing off its XR service and VR Video apps. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Logitech's New Circle View Camera Is HomeKit-Exclusive and Privacy-Focused

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Smart home manufacturers tend to treat HomeKit as an afterthought. Even the most well-reviewed HomeKit products feel like they’re just loosely attached to Apple’s ecosystem—like they aren’t official Apple products. Now, Logitech is going against the grain with its HomeKit-exclusive Circle View security camera. At $160, it’s as close to an official Apple smart cam as you’re going to get. Read This

How to Hide Facebook's New Avatars, Haters

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I didn’t expect to get so much grief about Facebook avatars, but the comments for my recent guide to creating these new Bitmoji knockoffs made it clear to me how many of you really, really hate these cutesy new stickers. Read more...

Save up to 25% on Select JBL Bluetooth Speakers and Headphones

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JBL Charge 4 | $120 | Amazon JBL Live 500BT | $80 | Amazon JBL PartyBox 200 | $350 | Amazon JBL PartyBox 300 | $400 | Amazon Read more...

Jack Ma Is Out as Softbank's Year From Hell Spirals Into Outright Disaster

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Alibaba founder and Michael Jackson enthusiast , Jack Ma, is stepping down from his role on Softbank’s board just as the company is reporting the biggest losses in its history. Read more...

The FBI Backs Down Against Apple—Again

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The agency cracked the Pensacola iPhones, but it still views Cupertino as a problem—even though it's easier to break into iPhones than it has been in years.

Delta and United ready to return to China as international routes slowly resume

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Delta Air Lines and United Airlines hope to resume flights to China in June, four months after they suspended service to the country during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Atlanta-based Delta aims resume operate daily flights to Shanghai Pudong (PVG) from both its Detroit (DTW) and Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) hubs on June 1, the airline said Monday. It would fly an Airbus A350-900 on the Det

Play Dozens of Classics With the Sega Genesis Mini, Now $50

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Harley Quinn Finally Did the Thing, and Did It Right

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As bloody, curse-laden , and generally bawdy as DC Universe’s Harley Quinn show is, it’s always displayed a surprising level of emotional intelligence in the way that it’s handled the complicated, interpersonal relationships that have shaped the lives of its characters. Read more...

3 different countries, 1 result: Stay-at-home orders work

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Enlarge / Classes have restarted in France following the lifting of restrictions. (credit: SEBASTIEN BOZON/Getty Images) The various forms of social restrictions, from distancing to stay-at-home orders, seem like a radical departure to most of us. But faced with a pathogen that spreads through human interactions, they're an obvious potential solution to limit that spread. And a variety of epidemi

Apple Gobi leak: AR future taps Starbucks, Star Wars

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Details of Apple’s next big feature for iPhone and iPad just leaked in the app called Gobi. Apple’s Gobi app is centered on AR, or Augmented Reality, and depends largely on the back and front-facing 3D sensors of the newest generations of iPhone and iPad to function. This app will focus first on useful features like an augmented reality view … Continue reading

National parks will be bizarre this summer

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A vicious wildfire closed Yosemite National Park in August 1990. Described as "no joke" by a truck driver who escaped the flames, over 6,000 firefighters combated the blaze, remembers Phil Francis, who worked for Yosemite during the crisis. In total, Francis spent 41 years working for the National Park Service. But among all the crises he responded to over the decades, nothing has been as pervasi

Animal Crossing’s next big event: Museum Day details

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons players are seeing a new event kick off today, following the Nature Day and May Day Tour events that took place at the end of April and beginning of May, respectively. This new event is in celebration of International Museum Day, which just so happens to be today, May 18th, in the real world. In Animal … Continue reading

Quantic Dream's Twitch add-on puts 'Detroit' gameplay in viewers' hands

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Streams for decision-driven games have been popular on livestreaming services as they give viewers a chance to influence decisions, and Quantic Dream wants to seize on that opportunity. It’s rolling out a Twitch extension for Detroit: Become Human , simply titled Detroit: Community Play, that promises to rope the audience into the decision making process. The add-on will automatically start polls

Resistance band exercises are a low-cost way to stay fit during quarantine

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Work(out) From Home is a weekly column where we review smart fitness machines and apps in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Thanks to technology, there are still plenty of ways to exercise if your gym is closed. Read more... Resistance Band Exercises app $4.99 View Product The Good Clear instructions • Adjustable difficulty levels • Effective workouts • Affordable The Bad Infrequent workout u

Cell-tower attacks by idiots who claim 5G spreads COVID-19 reportedly hit US

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Enlarge / A World Health Organization advisory. (credit: World Health Organization ) The Department of Homeland Security is reportedly issuing alerts to wireless telecom providers and law enforcement agencies about potential attacks on cell towers and telecommunications workers by 5G/coronavirus conspiracy theorists. The DHS warned that there have already been "arson and physical attacks against

Will This Gigantic Air-Filtration Helmet Protect Against COVID?

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Bubble Head As pundits keep reminding us , the coronavirus pandemic is likely to shift social norms for a long time. Now, a crowdfunding campaign by a startup called VYZR Technologies is testing the limits of what members of the public will do to try to protect themselves — by marketing a gigantic air-filtration helmet that it says will filter out the COVID-causing SARS-CoV-2 virus. Nose Itch The

Texas embraces a virtual jury trial amid coronavirus concerns

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If you live in Texas, the coronavirus pandemic might not get you out of jury duty. Today, Collin County District Court is conducting what officials believe is the first virtual jury trial. The one-day summary judgment trial will be held via Zoom, with jury selection streamed via YouTube , Reuters reports . Because of the format of this trial, jurors will hear arguments from both sides and offer a

How to Be Present, With Sharon Salzberg

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This week, we’re learning how to be more present with meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg. Hear her talk with Alice and Melissa about the ways the pandemic has highlighted just how interconnected we are, and what we can do to find a little stability in the uncertainty. Sharon is the New York Times bestselling author… Read more...

Sunday’s launch of a secret space plane produced some eye-catching images

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An Atlas V rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Saturday morning. [credit: ULA ] On Sunday morning, an Atlas V rocket built by United Launch Alliance took off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The rocket hauled the secretive X-37B space plane into orbit for the US Space Force. The launch webcast ended just five minutes after the launch due to the classified

Illinois Unemployment Portal Made Specifically for Gig Workers Exposed Addresses, Social Security Numbers

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Unemployment claims are reaching record highs , taxing each state’s digital systems like never before . But in at least one state, a laggy site or unreachable offices aren’t the only issues that resident are facing while trying to file for benefits. Read more...

Electric bikes 'could help people return to work'

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A rise in electric-bikes would extend the range of cyclists using them to commute, a study finds.

How to masturbate while in close quarters, according to a sex expert

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In the past couple months of social distancing, I've noticed that my mind has gone in circles when it comes to thinking — and acting on — some activities. Take masturbating as an example: Don't say you haven't experienced this. Image: mashable And sometimes, it feels more like this: Actually, this is a bit more accurate. Image: mashable Which is to say: I've been masturbating more than in pre-COV

'Tiger King' and 'Game of Thrones' intro mashup is pure gold

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YouTuber Jed Segovia really undersold their project, writing simply that Netflix's Tiger King had "' been described as a "redneck Game of Thrones .' So [they] made it." What they created was a mashup masterpiece. The video recreates the iconic GOT opening map-montage with original animation walking you through the Tiger King universe. The intro takes you everywhere from Joe Exotic's pizzeria, to

The best Memorial Day TV sales: 4K TV deals from Samsung, Sony, LG, and more

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Memorial Day is just around the corner, and that means you can find record-low prices on a range of 4K TVs from retailers like Best Buy and Amazon. To help you find the best deals, we've rounded up the best Memorial Day TV sales which include brands like Samsung, LG, Sony, and more. Our top TV picks include this best-selling Samsung 50-inch 4K TV on sale for $329.99 , the Insignia 32-inch Fire TV

Get up to 25% off Premium Office Furniture From Branch for Your WFH Setup

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IKEA made blanket fort instructions for kids

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Google is testing an 'easier' smart display interface for the less-savvy

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Smart displays aren’t simply glorified photo frames anymore. With more and more people staying at home, these devices also provide a window to the homes of loved ones via video cameras. But for the less tech-savvy user who might have recently been gifted with one, setting it up without in-person help might be challenging. Google wants to find a way to make that process easier, and is launching a

AG Barr seeks 'legislative solution' to make companies unlock phones

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Last December, a Saudi Arabian cadet training with the US military opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola, killing three soldiers and wounding eight others. The FBI recovered two iPhones, and after failing to access their data, asked Apple to unlock them . The company refused, but eventually the FBI unlocked at least one of them without Apple’s help, and discovered substantial ties between th

Thai Airways lurches towards bankruptcy as coronavirus keeps flights grounded

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Thailand’s state-owned carrier Thai Airways appears a step closer to a bankruptcy reorganization as the airline remains grounded amid the coronavirus pandemic. The government body overseeing state-run companies, the State Enterprise Policy Committee, agreed on Monday that the airline should reorganize, according to numerous reports . The plan would see the carrier reorganize and presumably return

Hackers turn supercomputers into cryptocurrency mining rigs

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Hackers have manage to install cryptocurrency mining malware on multiple supercomputers across Europe that have now had to shut down as they investigate. Security incidents at facilities housing supercomputers were reported in the UK, Germany and Switzerland while a similar breach was also rumored to have occurred at a high-performance computing center located in Spain. The University of Edinburg

Recap: 7 Opportunities To Buy Points

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Obviously for most people this isn’t the time to buy points speculatively. However, I’m continuing to cover good loyalty program promotions on purchasing points, because some people do find this valuable when planning travel in advance. We frequently see loyalty programs sell points at a discount, and for many this is an opportunity to buy points at a cost that makes sense, especially for aspirat

Don't Cook Your Grilled Cheese in Mayonnaise

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I love mayonnaise. It makes mashed potatoes more creamy , it sears a great steak , and it’s an essential part of almost every sandwich. But one application that I cannot get behind is slathering it on the outside of a grilled cheese sandwich. It does not taste that good. Read more...

2021 Toyota Venza is a sleek hybrid crossover for RAV4 upsell

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Toyota is rebooting the Venza, with the new 2021 Venza morphing from a fairly forgettable “Camry station wagon” into a sleek crossover SUV. Discontinued back in 2015, the old Venza defied classification – and not necessarily in a good way – with its wagon-esque styling. Now, the 2021 Venza promises to be a lot more memorable. It’s a midsize crossover … Continue reading

Here's what you need to know about Apple reopening its stores

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In a note recently posted to the company’s website, an Apple exec described the steps to maintaining safety in their stores. Read more... More about Tech , Apple , Mashable Video , Coronavirus , and Social Distancing

Now Is the Time for a 'News Diet'

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How often do you check the news? Once when you wake up, probably—and once again before you start working, and one more time when you need a break from work, and another quick glance at lunch, and ... well, you get the idea. Read more...

It's Another Terrible Week to Be Uber

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Even under normal economic conditions, labor arbitrage racket and venture capitalist money pit Uber barely made sense; during an economically devastating global pandemic, the company looks to be flailing. Read more...

Europe's supercomputers hijacked by attackers for crypto mining

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Attackers hopped from one research supercomputer to the next to mine cryptocurrencies.

Every Mortal Kombat 11 Friendship revealed so far in trailer form

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Mortal Kombat 11 will get a content update soon with the 1990’s favorite finishing move FRIENDSHIP. This original fan-favorite feature of the game allows the brutal violence of the game to get a healthy dose of absolute positivity, ending a match with love. Each individual fighter has the potential to deliver a hilarious ending move that’ll turn cringing into giggles, … Continue reading

Rooms by the Hour for People Weary of Quarantine

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An app offering short-term rentals called Globe says demand is way up.

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music Smartwatch Falls to Shockingly Low $230

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Xbox consoles are sold out almost everywhere — here's where you can still buy one

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If you thought Nintendo Switches were hard to find during quarantine, try getting ahold of an Xbox console right now. Best Buy's inventory has been completely cleared out — every single Xbox console and bundle listed on its website is sold out online and unavailable for in-store pickup within 250 miles of all major U.S. cities. And at Walmart and Amazon, the only stragglers left in stock are eith

China's Air Pollution Is Already Worse Than Pre-Coronavirus Levels

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Last month, China finally ended its coronavirus lockdown. While air quality improved dramatically during The Quiet Time, new data shows it was short-lived. What’s more, air pollution is coming back at higher levels than during the same period last year. Read more...

Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s Brain

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What Facebook’s C.E.O. is doing to confront the coronavirus — and what he’s afraid of.

This virtual robotics camp is launching just in time for summer

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Summer camp plans not coming together as you envisioned? Me neither. I have no idea what camp will look like for my 8- and 6-year old, and am leery of more Zoom time. I found an interesting possibility though, at least for my 8-year old: virtual robotics camp. More Zoom, yes, but Zoom with Robots! UBTECH Education, a division of UBTECH, the robotics company famous for its Walker robot and kids’ r

Act fast and get a £60 voucher with TalkTalk's bargain fibre broadband deals

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With all the family Zoom events, online baking tutorials and non-stop Netflix binging, good internet connections have become an absolute necessity. But if you're current plan is coming to an end and that act fast mentality has kicked in then don't worry... there are some excellent offers out there right now. Of all of the broadband deals readily available, TalkTalk's most recent offer seems like

One of the world's best web hosting services is running a huge 70% sale now

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In a competitive market, web hosting platforms are constantly trying to outshine one another by dropping their prices and offering new features. And our #2 favorite web hosting provider in the world - HostGator - is no exception. HostGator is currently offering a massive 70% off all of its annual shared hosting packages . So that means you can get your website up and running for as little as just

Uber lays off 3,000 people in second big round of cuts

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Enlarge / Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi in December 2019. (credit: Scott Heins/Getty Images) Uber is laying off another 3,000 workers, the company announced in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday. That's in addition to the 3,700 workers the company laid off earlier this month. Uber had 26,900 employees at the end of last year. Uber drivers, whom the company treats as indep

Watch the trailer for Spike Lee's Netflix movie 'Da 5 Bloods'

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Spike Lee is no stranger to streaming movies , but he’s now ready to show just what he can do when his next joint goes directly to Netflix. The service has released (via Hollywood Reporter ) the first trailer for Da 5 Bloods , a tale of black Vietnam War veterans who return to the country to find the remains of their squad leader (played by Black Panther ’s Chadwick Boseman) and recover buried go

This Instant Camera Prints on Cheap Thermal Paper and Reminds Me of My Beloved Game Boy Camera

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The Polaroid camera might be back from the dead , but at $2 for every instant photo you snap, it makes photography an expensive hobby again. If you’re okay with a black-and-white, grainy, high-contrast aesthetic—or happen to miss the Game Boy Camera as much as I do—Oaxis’s myFirst instant camera for kids uses a… Read more...

Rainbow Six 'copy' lands Apple and Google in copyright court

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Ubisoft alleges a new, popular mobile game is a blatant copy of its major shooter Rainbow Six: Siege.

Daily Crunch: Apple Stores begin to reopen

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Apple outlines new safety measures as it reopens stores, Huawei responds to new U.S. chip curbs and Jack Ma departs SoftBank’s board of directors. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 18, 2020. 1. Apple begins reopening some stores with temperature checks and other safeguards in place In mid-March, Apple closed all of its stores outside of China “until further notice.” In a statement issued today und

SoftBank’s Q1 2020 earnings presentation mixes comedy and drama

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Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we’re digging into SoftBank’s latest earnings slides. Not only do they contain a wealth of updates and other useful information, but some of them are gosh-darn-freaking hilarious. We all deserve a bit of levity after the last few months. The visual elements we quote below c

Uber plans to lay off another 3,000 employees

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Less than two weeks after Uber shared plans to lay off 3,700 employees , the company announced that it will let another 3,000 workers go. In other words, in the course of a month, Uber has made plans to get rid of roughly a quarter of its workforce. Uber will also close 45 offices and re-evaluate some of its experimental, non-core activities, The Wall Street Journal reports . Uber Chief Executive

Scientists Predict the Pandemic Will Set Students Back for Years

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School’s Out With the coronavirus pandemic forcing schools to close down and operate online, researchers suspect that students will likely be set back for years. While no one will know the exact long-term impacts for a long time, Wired reports that past school shutdowns caused by natural disasters or viral outbreaks led to fewer students graduating, earning degrees, or finding work. And, if histo

Mojang gets a new name as Minecraft hits huge sales milestone

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Over the weekend, Minecraft hit a pretty major milestone: it turned 11 years old. While Minecraft version 1.0 didn’t release until November 2011, the first in-development version Notch made available to the public, known as Minecraft Classic these days, was released on May 16th, 2009. In the past 11 years, Minecraft has turned into the best-selling game of all time, … Continue reading

2021 Toyota Sienna revealed: A hybrid minivan you’ll actually want

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Toyota has pulled the wraps off the new 2021 Sienna, and if you thought minivans couldn’t be striking – and fuel efficient – then think again. All-new in its fourth-generation, the revamped van will only be offered as a hybrid, with Toyota estimating a whopping 33 mpg is possible. That’s a huge step up from the current 2020 Sienna, which … Continue reading

Which supermarkets have food delivery slots available this week?

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Lockdown measures may be easing, but it's still proving a challenge to find a free food delivery slot at your favourite supermarket. The situation differs with each week, but there has been a slight improvement with both Tesco and Sainsbury's often showing free delivery slots towards the start and end of the week. That can all change throughout the day, though, so our best advice is to keep check

Xfinity Mobile says its new data plans include 5G at no extra cost

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Xfinity Mobile has launched a set of new data plans that include 5G for free. Whether customers pay by the gig, or for an unlimited data package, they’ll be able to access 5G services across 31 major cities in the US for no extra charge. Of course, as they’re new plans the 5G element will have been built in to the pricing structure, so it’s not quite technically “free.” In any case, there are two

British Airways set to take delivery of first Boeing 787-10 this week

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British Airways is adding a new member to its fleet. This week, British Airways will take delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 aircraft . The newest variant in the Dreamliner family, the -10, will join the ranks of the 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft that are already part of BA’s fleet. Want more travel news and advice from TPG? Sign up for our daily newsletter. As reported by Executive Traveller , BA’s

Just One Person Has Been Living In The W Barcelona For Two Months, Like In A Twilight Zone Episode

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One man has spent the past two months living in the W Barcelona hotel. He’s in charge of maintenance. The property closed in mid-March but Daniel OrdoƱez stayed inside. He “agreed to self-isolate inside in order to avoid any deterioration of the premises that could delay its reopening, whenever that might be.” At first he thought he’d be there for two weeks. It’s been more than eight. He lives by

Apple Is Reopening 25 Stores in the U.S.—With Some New Rules

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After closing all of its U.S. retail stores on March 13 due to covid-19, Apple will begin reopening Apple stores in North America this week, starting with four dozen locations in the U.S. in Canada. Read more...

Easily Clean up Your Pet's Messes With a Bissell Cordless Carpet Cleaner

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What's Coming to Hulu in June 2020

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It’s almost June, which means it’s time to start building your list of new things to watch once the beginning of the month rolls around and your favorite streaming services experience an influx of content. Read more...

4K TVs on sale this week, because you're streaming 24/7 anyway

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These days, you can't get on Twitter without seeing at least one person asking for Netflix recommendations because they've exhausted their watch list. If you're one of those people, we've rounded up the 12 best British TV shows to watch on Netflix. Three to five-series shows like The Crown , Lovesick , and Peaky Blinders are just as addicting as Love is Blind but give you enough drama to bank on

An Experimental Vaccine for Covid-19 Shows Early Promise in Human Trial

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An experimental vaccine for covid-19 is showing some promising (though still very preliminary) results in people, according to its manufacturer. On Monday, biotech company Moderna announced its incomplete findings from a Phase 1 clinical trial of the vaccine candidate, called mRNA-1273. The trial found that the… Read more...

Texas Court Experimenting With Its First Zoom Jury Trial

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Courts have been embracing video conferencing since the pandemic began, but in what’s likely a pandemic first, the Collin County District Court in Texas will be the first to hold a jury trial over Zoom. Read more...

Microsoft Build 2020: what to expect from Microsoft’s developers’ event

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Microsoft Build 2020 is going to be a lot different than past versions of the conference, for better or worse. Stating safety concerns – understandably due to the pandemic and shelter in place orders – Microsoft decided to shift gears and turn its biggest software conference into a 48-hour digital-only event . Originally scheduled to take place in Seattle for four days, Microsoft’s massive develo

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

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

Take $200 off a Microsoft Surface Book 2, plus more tech deals

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We honestly can't think of a reason not to treat yourself right now — times are tough and self-love is a necessity. And hey, getting yourself a nice gift is one of the very best forms of self-love there is. SEE ALSO: 11 of the best tablets on the market right now, according to online reviews Why not make that gift a brand-new laptop or tablet? There are a few really great deals on the web right n

Uber lays off another 3,000 employees

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Uber is laying off another 3,000 employees, the Wall Street Journal first reported . Uber is also closing 45 offices, and rethinking its approach in areas like freight and autonomous vehicle technology. “I knew that I had to make a hard decision, not because we are a public company, or to protect or stock price, or to please our Board or investors,” Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote to employees t

Footprints capture a lakeside stroll by a group of ancient hunter-gatherers

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Enlarge (credit: Hatala et al. 2020) Near the end of the last glaciation, a group of people walked barefoot along the shores of Lake Natron. They walked side by side, their paths never crossing each other as they headed southwest. It’s tempting to wonder what they might have thought if they’d known that the soft volcanic ash beneath their feet would preserve their tracks for thousands of years. B

Microsoft and Mojang Studios have sold 200 million copies of ‘Minecraft’

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Fads come and go, but the Minecraft craze has yet to abate. Mojang Studios -- the game’s creator -- and Microsoft announced today that 200 million copies of the sandbox game have been sold since its launch in 2011. To put that into perspective, Grand Theft Auto V is in a distant second place, with 120 million copies sold. Also impressive is the fact that the majority of users are still active --

She-Ra's Noelle Stevenson Tells Us How Difficult It Was to Bring Adora and Catra Home

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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power may be about Adora’s fight against the Horde, but it’s been just as much Catra’s story . The friends-turned-enemies have spent the entire show in a game of cat and mouse, and it was unclear what would happen at the end of the road. Now we know and io9 had the chance to talk to series… Read more...

How to watch Stargirl online: stream the new DC show from anywhere on earth

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Being a high school sophomore is tough enough, but trying being one who suddenly discovers they're destined to lead a new generation of superheroes? That's the premise of the latest DC Comics-inspired show - so here's how to watch Stargirl and stream every episode from anywhere in the world. Stargirl was ordered back in 2018 and is the first show to land exclusively on the new DC Universe streami

Call for EU state aid rules to flex for startups

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European startups are calling for more flexibility in EU state aid rules to allow national governments to provide liquidity for the region’s fledgling digital businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. In a joint letter addressed to Commission EVP Margrethe Vestager, more than a dozen startup associations from across the bloc have called for rules to be adapted to ensure digital businesses are not bl

Qatar Airways Crews To Wear Full Body PPE

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Qatar Airways has continued to operate throughout the pandemic, and is significantly ramping up flights in the coming weeks, as the airline plans to fly to 80 destinations by the end of June 2020 . The airline has now provided some updates regarding what passengers should expect onboard flights. Qatar Airways crews will wear full PPE Qatar Airways will be introducing full personal protective equi

Score a Magic Bullet for less than $25 and start blending away

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TL;DR: As of May 18, you can grab a Magic Bullet blender for as low as $23.99 at Macy's. It's graduation season — and smoothie season. We have a way you can combine the two. Macy's is offering an extra 20% off on a few Magic Bullets, including their ever-so-popular Nutri Bullet lin e. For under $25 , you can grab one for yourself and one to give away as a graduation present . SEE ALSO: The best b

A password manager is a WFH must, and this one is on sale for 87% off

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 specs leak: Primed for summer, made for fall

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If the Galaxy Note 20 release date were earlier than last year, and the year before that, the company COULD take advantage of the most important summer season in recent memory. After months of quarantine and an utterly unique end-of-school period, Samsung could take advantage of this period of positivity – summer, sun, and an appearance of re-release to semi-normal … Continue reading

Smartwatch Hack Turns the Back of Your Hand Into a Canvas For Making Tiny Paintings

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What makes smartwatches so useful—quick access to info through a small device always on your wrist—also makes them challenging for other uses. To overcome the limitations of such a small screen, researchers from Leibniz University Hannover created a special stylus that turns the back of a wearer’s hand into a larger… Read more...

Apple Stores are reopening – and you’ll need to wear a mask

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Apple has reopened nearly 100 of its Apple Stores around the world, the company has confirmed, outlining the steps it is taking to reestablish in-person shopping in a safe way during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a new open letter, the company has explained how the coronavirus will change the way Apple Stores look and operate, after beginning to resume operations … Continue reading

The first Vision Fund is officially done investing (and spent $100M every day of its existence)

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There is a flurry of news out of SoftBank this morning, which announced its Fiscal Year 2019 (ending March 31, 2020) financial results overnight. It’s been a bad year for the Vision Fund, with huge losses at WeWork and Uber due to corporate incompetence, intrigue, and of course, COVID-19. But buried a bit in the footnotes of its financial statements is a note that the first Vision Fund officially

Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Calendar: A Cheat Sheet

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Google Calendar is packed with handy hotkeys for viewing your calendar, editing events, and working with tasks and notes. Take advantage of them to boost your Google Calendar productivity in any browser, from Chrome and Firefox, to Safari and Edge. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Dyson's Cancelled Electric Car Could Go 600 Miles on a Solid-State Battery

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James Dyson, seller of fancy vacuums and hair dryers, wanted to make an electric car. That’s not as far-fetched as it seems at first: the Dyson company’s innovation in electric motor power and efficiency lends itself well to that application. But after sinking half a billion dollars into research and development, the Dyson car project was cancelled in October. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How To Get Started Using Cloud Storage, Google's Alternative To S3

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Google Cloud Storage is an object storage service that allows you to upload files to a virtual bucket, providing quick and easy file storage for your applications. It competes with AWS’s S3 storage service on both price and features. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Christian Finnegan and Kambri Crews paint a landscape fit for Wolverine — The Bob Ross Challenge

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Married comedians Christian Finnegan and Kambri Crews put their patience to the test as they take on The Bob Ross Challenge. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Comedy , Jim Gaffigan , Standup , and Xmen

Shop Purple's Memorial Day sale and save up to $400 on a new bed

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TL;DR: Super comfortable Purple mattresses are up to $200 off, plus shop sleep bundles also up to $200 off. In the retail world, Memorial Day weekend is synonymous with mattress sales, and even though we're in the thick of a global pandemic, this year is no different. We're already seeing some sales crop up ahead of this weekend, so you can get a jumpstart on your bed shopping. Purple is giving u

Monday's Best Deals: Branch Home Office Furniture, Sega Genesis Mini, Magic Chef Air Fryer, Garmin Forerunner 645 Music, and More

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A work-from-home sale on Branch premium office furniture , a Sega Genesis Mini gaming console , a 5.6qt Magic Chef air fryer , and a Garmin Forerunner 645 Music smartwatch round out Monday’s best deals. Read more...

Monday's Best Deals: Branch Home Office Furniture, Sega Genesis Mini, Magic Chef Air Fryer, Garmin Forerunner 645 Music, and More

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A work-from-home sale on Branch premium office furniture , a Sega Genesis Mini gaming console , a 5.6qt Magic Chef air fryer , and a Garmin Forerunner 645 Music smartwatch round out Monday’s best deals. Read more...

The Arctic Is Unraveling as a Massive Heat Wave Grips the Region

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It wouldn’t be spring in the climate change era without a massive heat wave in the Arctic. Read more...

Lenovo's $400 digital picture frame is half-off if you pre-order it

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At CES 2020 , Lenovo showed off its new Smart Frame, an elegant $399 digital picture display the company said it would release in August. While the device is still coming out later this year, Lenovo is opening up pre-orders early. While supplies last, you can reserve the Smart Frame on Indiegogo and get a 50 percent discount in the process. When we saw the device earlier this year, we declared it

'Tetris Effect' is now available on Oculus Quest

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It’s been a year since the release of Oculus Quest, and to celebrate, it’s getting a bunch of new updates that’ll make its VR offering more fun and more useful. The biggest news is that hand tracking is now moving out the experimental features section and into general release and, as previously promised , third-party titles with hand tracking will be accepted into the Oculus Store from May 28th.

Have Far-Away Family Make Bedtime Story Videos for Your Kids

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We’re all about connecting with friends and family via FaceTime and Zoom and whatnot right now. And for some kids, particularly older kids, that can be a great way to curb the feelings of isolation that we’re all feeling. But for younger kids who may not be old enough to really understand what is happening or be able… Read more...

5 GIPHY Alternatives for Uploading and Sharing GIFs

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With the acquisition by Facebook, GIPHY has joined the Instagram team. If you’re not a fan of Mark Zuckerberg’s social network—or if you’re just worried the app will stop working—here are the best GIPHY alternatives for uploading and sharing GIFs. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple Announces Its Plans to Reopen Retail Stores with Safety Restrictons

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Apple published a letter yesterday explaining its plan to reopen its 510 retail stores. The company is quick to say that it won’t rule out reclosing stores if necessary, and anyone who wants to enter an opened Apple Store will need to wear a face covering. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Should You Care About IPv6 Connectivity For Your Web Server?

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IPv6 is the latest version of the Internet Protocol, replacing the outdated IPv4 that still powers the majority of the web, and solving the IP exhaustion issue. Is it really faster, and should you care about it for your server? Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Samsung Invests in "Fake Window" Lighting, a Perfect Addition to Any Fallout Shelter

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Anyone who’s lived in an apartment or condo can tell you that lots of shared walls means a scarcity of windows, curtailing your access to natural light. Startup company SunnyFive, recently favored by Samsung’s C-Labs investment and incubation program, is hoping to solve that problem. The solution: fake windows that produce simulated natural light. This guy probably approves. Read This Article on

How to Use Amazon SES to Send Email

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Let’s walk through sending your first email using Amazon Simple Email Service (SES). In this article, you’re going to learn, step-by-step how to set up Amazon SES to send email. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Make your bed feel like a hotel bed with these sitewide sales

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TL;DR: Brooklyn Bedding is having a 25% off sitewide sale and Brooklinen is having a 10% off sitewide sale — a discount the latter usually only gives to first-time customers. Traveling is likely the thing that we (as a society who are stuck at home) miss the most. A lot of us would probably give a limb to just sleep in a hotel bed at this point. Sweet, sweet, crispy, fluffy hotel bed. SEE ALSO: C

Oculus surpasses $100 million in Quest content sales

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Despite a handful of devices and years of sales, Facebook has never shared unit sales of any of their VR headsets. Today, Oculus released a new sales figure as the company reaches the 1 year anniversary of the release of the Quest headset. We didn’t get unit sales but the company did share that they’ve sold $100 million worth of Quest content in the device’s first year — a number that indicates t

Lenovo Smart Frame gets 50% discount for opinionated Indiegogo backers

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Lenovo is dipping a toe into crowdfunding, with the upcoming Lenovo Smart Frame launching for preorders on Indiegogo ahead of the connected display’s release in August. Announced back at CES 2020, the Smart Frame is bigger than most of its smart display counterparts, a 21.5-inch way to display digital photos. In fact, it looks much like a photo frame would, … Continue reading

Study launched into how startups will return to offices — will WFH continue?

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A comprehensive study into how startups will work in the future, in the wake of the global COVID-9 pandemic, has been launched by UK non-profit Founders Forum . The initiative comes in the wake of a number of organizations announcing extended offices closures and ‘Work From Home’ policies. The group hopes the COVID-19 Workplace Survey will give the startup community actionable data in order that

Samsung, Rolls-Royce Information Exposed by Leaky Database, Security Firm Says

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Hypothetically, if you, a criminal, wanted to steal millions of dollars from a corporation, one place to start might be figuring out who it owes money to. Does it pay rent on any of its offices? How often does it make payments on the expensive software or equipment it leases? Which overworked account executive handles… Read more...

Go retro with the Sega Genesis Mini — it's $30 off right now

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TL;DR: Go back to your 16-bit gaming days with the classic Sega Genesis Mini — it's $30 off at Best Buy as of May 18. We could all use a little bit of nostalgia right about now. With all the doom and gloom of the current state of things, a mood booster is more than necessary. And what better mood booster than reliving some of your favorite moments from the past? The Sega Genesis Mini might be tha

Cops Around the World Are Scanning for Fevers With Helmet Cams

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Police Scanner In multiple countries, police are scanning civilians for signs of the coronavirus using thermal cameras embedded in their helmets. The helmets, designed by the Chinese tech company KC Wearable, give cops an augmented reality display that can scan for fevers as well as identify passers-by with facial recognition software, Business Insider reports . Over 1,000 Chinese cops are alread

Apple's HomePod falls to $200 again at Best Buy

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Don’t worry if you missed out on the last time the HomePod was on sale — the deal is back. Best Buy is once again selling Apple’s smart speaker for $200 , or a full $100 off the usual price. At that cost, it could easily make sense if you’re in an Apple-centric household and want a speaker to lift your mood or control your smart home. Buy Apple HomePod on Best Buy - $200 The HomePod has long been

Apple Watch Pride Edition band gets a Nike version for the first time

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With the COVID-19 pandemic, Pride Month – which takes place in June each year – is going to look significantly different here in 2020. Instead of the typical parades and protests that we’d usually see, events and outreach are being hosted digitally when they can be. Unfortunately, that means a number of in-person events can’t take place this year. One … Continue reading

Credit card reader question: A complementary business card to help fund a post-pandemic vacation

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Editor’s note: This article is part of a new weekly column to answer your toughest credit card questions. If you would like to ask us a question, tweet us at @thepointsguy , message us on Facebook or email us at i nfo@thepointsguy.com . When you have multiple credit cards, annual fees start adding up and balancing which cards to use on which purchases can get hectic. That’s why it’s important to

United States Passes 250K Daily Air Travelers

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We know that demand for air travel has plummeted , as we’ve seen airlines cut capacity unlike ever before. For the past several weeks I’ve been keeping an eye on passenger numbers, as it’s interesting to see how demand is evolving. For better or worse, we keep hitting new pandemic records in terms of the number of travelers, and on both Friday and Sunday we saw over 250K daily air travelers in th

We put up a billboard inviting the world to our housemate's Zoom birthday party

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How do you celebrate your birthday when your country is in lockdown , and the only people you're allowed to see in a group setting are those you live with? Take it to a video call, of course. At least that was our thinking when we decided to throw a surprise birthday Zoom party for our housemate and friend Artem, and advertise it very publicly on a giant billboard. We were prepared for the worst

This futuristic planner has the organizational magic you need

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TL;DR: Take a page from the future with the Rocketbook Fusion smart reusable notebook set for $69.99, a 17% savings as of May 18. Even with all the apps, websites, and other digital hacks around today, there's still nothing quite as powerful as putting pen to paper. It forces you to focus, plays a crucial role in learning, and can even help with memory . But in 2020, with so many other issues acr

Tired of making dinner (again)? This futuristic oven is the solution.

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TL;DR: Get the Tovala Smart Oven plus Fresh Meal delivery voucher all for $232.99, a 32% savings as of May 18. Perhaps the most extreme – and most annoying – change we've all dealt with in the last few months is having to cook dinner nearly every single night. As well as breakfast and lunch. Sure, you can order delivery, but it's frowned upon to do that for every meal, not to mention expensive. W

How to Sideload Apps and Games on Your Oculus Quest

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The Oculus Quest is a standalone VR headset that can render games and apps without a desktop PC. You normally install games and apps via the Oculus Store, but you can also sideload unofficial apps using a PC. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

GO1, an enterprise learning platform, picks up $40M from Microsoft, Salesforce and more

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With a large proportion of knowledge workers doing now doing their jobs from home, the need for tools to help them feel connected to their profession can be as important as tools to, more practically, keep them connected. Today, a company that helps do precisely that is announcing a growth round of funding after seeing engagement on its platform triple in the last month. GO1.com , an online learn

UK angels still active during lockdown, but startups need to be quick

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A survey of UK angel investors regarding their investment strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic has found that over 65% of angels investors are continuing to invest in startups during Lockdown, but with predominantly new deals. Many are completing more deals and increasing their cheque size by as much as 18%. However, the pandemic has reduced their total capital to invest in 2020 by just over 6

Get up to £500 cashback when you buy a Samsung QLED TV from John Lewis

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Many of us currently have more quality time with our TVs than in years. We're working through the boxsets and games we have been meaning to dig into for months. How about you? However, it may be a reminder your TV is due for an upgrade, and now is a good time to make the jump. John Lewis currently offers up to £500 cashback when you buy a Samsung QLED TV . These are some of the best TVs ever made

Surface Pro deals: the Surface Pro X has a $400 price cut for today only at Best Buy

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Surface Pro deals run fairly regularly, but this Microsoft Surface Pro X f or $899 (was $1,299) really is a cut above the rest, offering a whopping $400 saving on an upgraded 256GB spec. You'll have to act quickly though, as this Surface Pro deal is available for today only. The Surface Pro X is the latest in tech giant Microsoft's premium 2-in-1 Surface tablet range. It features a gorgeous 13-in

Users say Robinhood is down as stocks soar

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Users are reporting that trading platform Robin is down on a day that’s seen stock markets soar. Some users said Etrade was also experiencing problems. A spokesperson for Etrade said its platform is “fully operational” but declined to comment further. Robinhood’s status page says all systems are “operational,” but its website crashed on loading, stating: “An internal error occured! [sic].” Robinh

Report: Tesla plans to build a new car factory in Texas

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Enlarge / Tesla's Cybertruck at its November 2019 unveiling. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images) Elon Musk's recent clashes with officials in Alameda County, home of Tesla's Fremont factory, may have given him a heightened sense of urgency to find Tesla's next US factory. On Friday, several news outlets reported that Tesla was narrowing in on a new location to build the Model Y cross

Video Chat While Watching Netflix and HBO With 'Scener'

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I was thinking the other day, “Gosh, it sure has been forever since I watched Tron: Legacy. ” And then a friend found Cyber Suits on sale in Animal Crossing: New Horizons , and she said the same thing in our island chat. Our solution? Let’s watch Tron: Legacy together, using a Chrome browser extension to simulate the… Read more...

Samsung spins out fake window and digital highlighter from C-Lab incubator

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Samsung has spun-off new projects from its C-Lab incubator, including a smart highlighter for digitizing handwritten text, and an artificial window for boosting your vitamin D levels. Running since 2012, Samsung C-Lab offers the company’s employees the opportunity to work on a side-project, with the support to spin it out into a standalone startup if the idea has merit. It’s … Continue reading

6 new TV shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime and other streamers this week

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There aren't many upsides to lockdown, but in the age of streaming at least there's always something to watch on TV, and new offerings arriving this week include a DC Comics superhero drama, a thriller from the creator of Mr Robot, and a show that asks "what if Bake Off was about flower arrangements instead of cooking?". Below, we've captured six highlights of what's new on Netflix and other stre

Which U.S. Airlines Are Most Likely To Wind Up In Bankruptcy?

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According to financial markets, the major U.S. airline most likely to wind up in bankruptcy is American, followed by United. At this point the big airlines talk about how much cash they have to make it through this year. But that's not the issue. After $58 billion in subsidies allocated to commercial airlines, airlines will make it through 2020. The question is what happens in 2021. Continue read

U.S. House approves remote voting, though the tech is unclear

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Congress will allow remote voting for the first time in its history, after the U.S. House approved Resolution 965 late Friday in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The measure — sponsored by Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern — authorizes proxy voting by members for renewable periods of 45 days and allows for remote participation in committee hearings. H.R. 965 could also permanently al

Coronavirus Contact Tracing Jobs Are on the Rise

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Tens of thousands of people across the United States have applied for the job of cold-calling strangers who may have been exposed to Covid-19. Here’s what it’s like.

I’m a doctor with quadriplegia—thanks to tech, I’m back at work

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Enlarge / Dinesh Palipana, thinking about how much he loathes paper medical records. (credit: Dinesh Palipana) Dinesh Palipana, OAM, LLB, MD, is a senior resident in the Emergency Department at the Gold Coast University Hospital and lecturer at the Griffith University. He is a disability advocate and researcher in spinal cord injury. He was the recipient of an Order of Australia Medal for service

A smart highlighter and artificial window are among Samsung’s latest C-Lab spinoffs

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Samsung’s in-house incubator C-Lab has produced some of the more fascinating hardware devices in recent memory. Previous graduates have run the gamut from smart belts to augmented reality. The Samsung staff’s pet projects are not always the most practical, but they’re never not interesting. Per usual, the latest batch of graduates from the 9.5-year-old incubator is a wide ranging group. The two t

Garmin Tacx NEO 2T Smart Trainer Review: A Realistic Indoor Bike Ride

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This indoor cycling trainer offers a ride that's spookily close to the real thing.

Use dynamic CTAs to close more B2B leads

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Julian Shapiro Contributor Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com , a growth marketing team that trains startups in advanced growth, helps hire senior growth marketers and finds vetted growth agencies. He also writes at Julian.com . More posts by this contributor Use accelerated retargeting to increase conversions Break-even ads can generate free brand awareness We’ve aggregated many of t

Equity Monday: Food delivery economics, and global layoffs

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Good morning and welcome back to TechCrunch’s Equity Monday , a brief jumpstart for your week. A few housekeeping notes. First, the main, long-from Equity episodes still drop every Friday, so if you are behind, check your podcast feed. Also, we’re running a listener survey which you can find here, in the last ep’s shownotes . And finally, I am off next week, so Danny Crichton will take over Equit

Hive's smart home devices finally work with HomeKit

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The UK-based smart home company Hive finally works with HomeKit , 9to5Mac reports . A handful of Hive devices -- Hive Active Heating , Hive Active Lights and Hive Active Plugs -- can now be controlled via Apple’s Home app, and customers can use HomeKit to control the smart home gadgets across Siri-compatible devices. There are a few caveats. You’ll need the newer Hive Hub, and if your Hive Active

Apple launches 2 new Pride-themed bands for Apple Watch

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June is Pride month and Apple typically celebrates the occasion by launching an accessory or new feature. This year, many Pride parades and gatherings have been canceled due to COVID-19, but Apple continued the tradition by launching two Pride-themed bands for Apple Watch. First, there's the Pride Edition Sport Band, which looks very similar to the Pride-themed bands Apple launched back in 2016 .

How coronavirus is accelerating a future with autonomous vehicles

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Countries around the world have responded to the Covid-19 coronavirus with lockdowns, restrictions, and technology solutions that use artificial intelligence to combat the virus. As the world begins to emerge from the pandemic, China is first to emerge from Covid-19 imposed lockdowns thanks to cutting-edge technology, with autonomous vehicles and smart cities seeing an acceleration during this ti

Samsung backs an artificial smart window that mimics natural sunlight

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Samsung’s in-house creative incubator C-Lab has revealed its latest batch of company-backed startups, and one is particularly pertinent at this time when we’re all stuck indoors: an artificial window that mimics the appearance — and benefits — of natural light. As reported on The Verge , the SunnyFive (originally named Sunnyside) window produces a full spectrum of natural light, with the angle of

Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points With 60% Bonus (Best-Ever Offer)

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Citi is an advertising partner of OMAAT There are quite a few loyalty programs that frequently run promotions on purchased points, which can represent a great deal, especially for aspirational redemptions. Back in the day Starwood Preferred Guest would often have promotions on purchased points, while Marriott Rewards wouldn’t. Since the Marriott Bonvoy program was formed we’ve seen several promot

Updates From Halloween Kills, Jurassic World: Dominion, and More

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Danny Boyle and Michael B. Jordan are teaming up for a wild take on a biblical legend. There’s still a chance Green Arrow and the Canaries could come to the CW. Plus, what’s to come on Snowpiercer , and a better look at Stargirl ’s new Justice Society . Spoilers now! Read more...

How to Stream BBC’s “Sherlock” Without Cable

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The BBC produces great detective shows similar to Sherlock, so it’s no surprise that this genre is such a huge hit with viewers. In fact, several streaming services will bring this show right to your living room. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Disney shuts down Club Penguin clone plagued by racism and 'e-sex'

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Disney hasn’t been running any form of Club Penguin since 2018 , but that hasn’t been stopping some from running clones — and the media giant has apparently had enough. The BBC reports (via Gamesindustry.biz ) that Disney has ordered the closure of various sites that include Club Penguin Online, a clear knockoff that was anything but kid-friendly. Multiple servers had content filters disabled, al

You Do Not Need a Projector

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In the before times, one question would invariably arise in the office kitchen as my coworkers poured kombucha into a coffee mug while eyeing my undiluted cold brew: “What projector should I get?” Now, amidst the global pandemic, it comes via text, DM, and Slack message, with more urgency. My answer to these… Read more...

Expandable foam for 3D printers can make items bigger than the printer

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There are myriad of uses for 3D printers in industrial, research, and consumer applications. The catch in those applications is that the printed objects have to be smaller than the machine that makes them. When large parts are needed, larger 3D printers are required, and there is a practical limitation to how large those printers can be. Researchers have now … Continue reading

Logitech’s Circle View HomeKit Secure Video camera works inside and out

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Logitech has added a new connected security camera to its lineup, with the Circle View not only weatherproof but supporting Apple’s latest HomeKit protocol for controlling cameras directly within the Home app too. The camera beams back 1080p Full HD video directly into HomeKit using HomeKit Secure Video encryption, and can record clips to your iCloud account. The camera itself, … Continue reading

Apple's two new Pride-themed Watch straps include one from Nike

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With most Pride celebrations around the world being rescheduled, shrunk or canceled, Apple is reminding you that it’s still got rainbow-themed things, however you end up partying. The company has announced two new sports bands, following on from last year’s loop design . The Nike version is the more subtle of the pair, with rainbow-hued holes perforating the band. The more typical sports band is

How School Shutdowns Have Long-Term Effects on Children

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Similar situations after natural disasters offer clues about the potential academic and mental-health impacts of lockdowns.

Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets Can Get Hacked Too

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New research shows vulnerabilities in popular cold-storage options that would have revealed their PINs.

Graduates Can Get a Dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Free

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While they’re missing out on in-person ceremonies, students who were supposed to graduate from high school or college this year are eligible to receive a free dozen doughnuts from Krispy Kreme on May 19. Read more...

Sony WF-SP800N review: Feature-packed earbuds at an affordable price

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Sony has been on quite a run, at least in terms of headphones. The company's two 1000XM3 models -- the over-ear WH-1000XM3 and the true wireless WF-1000XM3 -- have remained our top picks in their respective categories for months. And its non-flagship models are hits too. The company has introduced more-affordable options in different styles that might not offer all the flashy features but are sol

An iPhone and an ultrasound wand could help doctors monitor COVID-19 remotely

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The images in front of me on this Zoom call don't make much sense: There's a pie slice of noisy gray, punctuated by long, dark shadows that slide around laterally. And at the top sits a series of immobile, tightly packed layers. It's all gibberish to a layperson, but Dr. Mike Stone -- an emergency physician from Portland, Oregon -- can tell exactly what we’re looking at. It's a live ultrasound im

Dogs trained to detect COVID-19 through scent

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How to Get a Vertical Taskbar on Windows 10

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Windows 10’s taskbar normally stretches across the bottom of the screen, but you can move it to the left or right side of the screen in a vertical orientation. It’s great for widescreen displays, giving your applications more vertical screen real estate. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to maximize rewards and savings on crafting supplies

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One of the necessities of sheltering in place has been filling the hours in between work, in-home school for the kids and outdoor time. One way people are filling that time is by taking up a new craft — or doing more with an existing one. CommerceHub CEO Frank Poore noted that online sales of crafting supplies such as paint and woodworking tools rose in April as consumers hunkered down at home fo

Manhart MH8 800 BMW M8 Competition has over 820 hp

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The BMW M8 Competition is already one of the most potent BMW models available. The stock M8 has 625 hp and 750 Nm of torque. When Manhart gets its hands on the M8, the car becomes the Manhart MH8 800 packing 823 hp and 1050 Nm of torque. The MH8 800 can reach 100 km/h in 2.6 seconds compared to … Continue reading

Thai Airways Plans To File For Bankruptcy Protection

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There are so many mismanaged airlines out there that were on the brink of collapse even before the current pandemic started, and Thai Airways is among them. Thai Airways to file for bankruptcy protection Reuters reports that Thailand’s government has decided to go to bankruptcy court to submit a rehabilitation plan for Thai Airways. According to government spokesperson Narumon Pinyosinwat: “The S

For years, this cyborg felt every earthquake in her feet. But with the implants gone, she still senses the buzz.

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Moon Ribas is a cyborg artist and co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation , which helps people develop new sense through technology. For years, Moon had two small sensors in her feet connected to online seismographs that allowed her to feel subtle vibrations every time an earthquake struck. Now, having removed the sensors, Moon is experiencing phantom vibrations, almost as if the artificial sense she

Thai Airways Expected To File For Bankruptcy

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Thai Airways is majority government-owned, and a government panel has recommended that the airline restructure in bankruptcy. The Thai cabinet will consider bankruptcy for the airline on Tuesday. Thai has lost money every year since 2013, in some of the very best times for the airline industry. It doesn't just need a cash bridge to survive until the pandemic passes. Continue reading ...

How to Copy and Paste on Mac

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If you have just started using a Mac for the first time, or if you’re switching from Windows, you might be wondering how to copy and paste text, media, and files on your new computer. Don’t worry, it’s quite simple! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Elite status extensions: US airline policies that led the way — and some that need improvement

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Because the coronavirus halted all but essential travel, we’ve seen the major U.S. airlines extend elite status through the 2021 program year. Delta , unsurprisingly, was the trailblazer when it made its announcement on Sunday morning, April 6. Since then, the other airlines fell like dominoes. Last week, JetBlue became the final major airline to make its announcement. Turns out, elite status ext

Electric gets another $7 million in funding from 01 Advisors and the Slack Fund

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Electric , a platform that aims to put IT departments in the cloud, today announced new funding following a continuation of its Series B earlier this year. Dick Costolo and Adam Bain ( 01 Advisors) and the Slack Fund participated in the $7 million capital infusion. 01 Advisors put up the majority of the financing ($5 million) with the Slack Fund putting up a little under $1 million and other insi

Researchers discover rare Super-Earth planet towards the galactic center

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Astronomers from the University of Canterbury have discovered an incredibly rare Super-Earth planet located towards the center of the galaxy. The scientists say the planet is only one of a handful that have been discovered with both size and orbit comparable to that of the Earth. UC researchers Doctor Antonio Herrera Martin and Associate Professor Michael Albrow are part of … Continue reading

The Umbrella Academy season 2 release date revealed with new 'trailer'

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The Umbrella Academy season 2 finally has a release date: July 31, 2020. Netflix announced the news with an unusual trailer featuring the show's cast dancing at home to 'I Think We're Alone Now' by Tiffany. Check it out below: The superhero drama finished filming in late 2019, but naturally, since it's an effects-heavy show, post-production takes a bit more time. Work on the show has been complet

The Weirdest Images Ever Taken on Mars

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In the 19th century, Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli thought he spotted canals on Mars through his telescope. Since then, we’ve seen lots of things on the Red Planet that aren’t really there. From spoons and squirrels to campfires and women wearing dresses, we present to you the most notorious false sightings… Read more...

Save up to 25% on Select JBL Bluetooth Speakers and Headphones

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JBL Charge 4 | $120 | Amazon JBL Live 500BT | $80 | Amazon JBL PartyBox 200 | $350 | Amazon JBL PartyBox 300 | $400 | Amazon Read more...

Buzzy Ethereum wallet app Argent comes out of stealth

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Argent is launching the first public version of its Ethereum wallet for iOS and Android. The company has been available as a limited beta for a few months with a few thousand users. But it has already raised a seed and a Series A round with notable investors, such as Paradigm, Index Ventures, Creandum and Firstminute Capital. Overall, the company has raised $16 million. I managed to get an invita

Upcoming Vivo X50 to have 'gimbal-like' image stabilization

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Vivo’s flagship X series has always focussed on cameras. With the upcoming Vivo X50, it is looking to bring unprecedented hardware image stabilisation. The Vivo X50 series will be launched early next month as the successor to the Vivo X30 series. The event is scheduled for June 1, where the X50 and X50 Pro are expected to go official. The company has posted an interesting video teaser on Weibo .

Is 'Lucid Dreaming' Real?

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Reality has plenty of exit-hatches: strong drugs, streamed television, certain corners of social media. But the most immersive reality-dissolver might be lucid dreaming, wherein the dreamer recognizes they’re dreaming and proceeds to reshape their dreamscape per their own specifications. A slight disreputableness… Read more...

View of men and women viewing dead livestock in field, during...

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View of men and women viewing dead livestock in field, during the aftermath of the bombing in Bath, Michigan. Farmer Andrew Kehoe was responsible for the bombing of the Bath Consolidated grade school and his own farm; the incident was also known as the ‘Bath massacre.’ Demolished building in background; automobiles in road. Printed on front: “Small portion of the destruction caused by the crazed

How to Fix Crackly Audio and Other Mac Sound Problems

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Mac sound problems can range from stuttering crackly audio to no sound entirely. If you’re running an older version of macOS, you might encounter these issues more frequently. Luckily, fixing most Mac sound problems is relatively straightforward. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

TaoTronics TT-BH22 ANC Headphones Are a Steal, but They Still Sound Like $50

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Shopping for cheap headphones is a balancing act. You want to find something that exceeds your expectations, but you have to avoid products that look too good to be true. The TaoTronics TT-BH22 headphones, which feature active noise-canceling (ANC) technology, seem a little too flashy for their $50 price. But, to my surprise, they’re totally worth the money. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The Best Budget Unlimited Wireless Plans: Cricket vs. Visible

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Like the long-distance wars of old, unlimited cell phone plans are becoming a commodity business. It’s a race to the bottom to see who can provide the most features for the cheapest price. The two largest cellular networks are holding all the cards. So, is it Cricket Wireless, or is it Visible Wireless that gets the win for the best-budget wireless plan? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Flight review: Delta Air Lines first class from New York to Las Vegas on the Boeing 737-900ER

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During the COVID-19 crisis, our team has temporarily ceased taking review trips. However, we have resumed the publication of new flight , hotel and lounge reviews, from trips taken before the lockdown. We have also been publishing a selection of our most popular reviews from the past year. We hope this will help you choose once we’re all ready to start booking trips again. Bear in mind that for t

Edison Mail rolls back iOS update after emails reach wrong inbox

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Third-party email app Edison Mail has been forced to roll back a software update on its iOS platform after discovering some users had been able to view messages from the accounts of total strangers. Several users contacted media outlets across the United States to report the glitch after updating to the latest version of the app on their iPhones or iPads. The app, which allows users to sync data

What's New on Netflix the Week of May 18, 2020

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This week Netflix is getting The Lovebirds , starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae. The film was originally set to launch in theaters, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic is launching on Netflix instead on May 22. Read more...

This Robot Can Guess How You're Feeling by the Way You Walk

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Walk like you're angry, and the emotionally intelligent machine will give you more room, leaving your personal bubble intact.




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