Wednesday, May 06, 2020

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Sonos' updated Play:5 is now just called 'Five'

3KEngadget / 2h
To go along with its brand-new Arc soundbar, Sonos is making a few internal updates to some existing products. Most relevant to anyone considering the Arc is probably the 3rd-generation Sonos Sub. Sonos has offered a wireless sub for years, and this update doesn’t change the equation much. In fact, the new Sub looks identical to its predecessor, but it got a major internal update. Sonos says that

American Airlines won’t fly an Airbus A330 again for at least two years

500+The Points Guy / 5h
American Airlines is acknowledging the fact that international travel will be slow to return after the coronavirus pandemic with the decision to park the rest of its Airbus A330 fleet. The Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier will park its 15 A330-200s until at least 2022, American senior vice president of flight operations Kimball Stone told pilots in an internal message Wednesday that was viewed by

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: everything we know about the Viking-inspired adventure

200+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Ubisoft has confirmed the next chapter in the Assassin's Creed series will be Assassin's Creed Valhalla, which will see players visiting the (long-rumored) Viking Age. Assassin's Creed Valhalla sees players taking on the role of Viking raider Eivor, who leads their clan from their native home of Norway to the the shores of Dark Ages England - with a hope of settling for good. But resistance from

Apple will let users automatically share medical IDs on emergency calls

Mashable / 6min
Apple is making the repository of medical information in your iPhone more useful in an emergency. On Wednesday, Apple shared that its upcoming iOS 13.5 update would include the ability for users to automatically share their "Medical ID" when they make an emergency call. If users enable the feature, their info would be automatically shared with 9-11 dispatchers, who would then share it with emerge

Despite Record Streaming Subscriptions, Disney Is Tiptoeing Around the Movie Theater Drama—For Now

Gizmodo / 8min
As a very ugly standoff between legacy theaters and legacy studios plays out in real time , Disney appears to be treading lightly around the sensitive issue over how studios will handle releases now and in a post-covid-19 future. Read more...

EA promises free game upgrades to Xbox Series X, PS5 early-adopters

Microsoft Xbox SeriesSlashGear / 11min
The end of a console generation is an interesting time. It’s generally expected that many games are released at the tail end of a console cycle are also going to be released on next-gen hardware, putting those who are planning to jump to next-gen consoles right away in something of a strange spot regarding when to buy those games. In … Continue reading

What to Watch Tonight, May 6, 2020

Lifehacker / 18min
It’s Wednesday! If you’re looking for something to help you get over the hump and on to the end of the week we’ve dug up some of the best streaming options out there. Read more...

Apple's Magic Keyboard Really Does Turn the iPad Pro Into a Neat Little Laptop

Apple MacBook Pro AirGizmodo / 20min
The iPad Pro is the best tablet you can buy, but without the right accessories, it can’t fully replace your laptop for every task. The Magic Keyboard for iPad is the right accessory. In fact, it’s the perfect accessory. Read more...

Google Authenticator update allows switch to new device, at last

SlashGear / 25min
Since inception, the biggest weakness of the Google Authenticator app and service was its inability to move from device to device. The security inherent within the app required that the one device be the place where Google’s code was revealed for each account to which it was connected. Or at least that’s what was generally understood to be the truth. … Continue reading

Get Your Nest Devices Ready for Mandatory Two-Factor Authentication

Google Nest Two FactorLifehacker / 25min
Google is about to turn on two-factor authentication (2FA) for all Nest users . That’s a good thing! Most people shouldn’t experience any difficulties with this security-enhancing measure, but there are a few quirks you should know about. Read more...

Volvo Plans To Be The First To Include LiDAR On A Production Car

Volvo Luminar Lidar57Gizmodo / 26min
Autonomous cars will need to see the world, just like we human drivers do occasionally when we glance up from our phones to peek out the big window up front with the wipers. Currently, all production cars with semi-autonomous features (remember, there are no completely self-driving cars for sale today) use visible… Read more...

The 500-year-old bones of African slaves tell a traumatic story

Ars Technica / 27min
Enlarge (credit: San José de los Naturales, Osteology Laboratory, (ENAH) / R. Barquera ) Archaeologists found the bones of three young African men in a 500-year-old mass grave in what is now Mexico City. The chemical makeup of their bones sheds light on their earlier lives in Africa, and forensic analysis reveals hard, painful lives and young deaths. How the dead speak Archaeologists unearthed th

Autotech Ventures raises more than $150 million with an eye on ground transportation startups

52TechCrunch / 31min
Autotech Ventures popped on the scene three years ago with a $120 million debut fund and a plan to invest in early-stage ground transportation startups. Now, with investments in 26 startups and a handful of exits, including, DeepScale and Frontier Car Group, the venture firm is back with a new, bigger fund and the same strategy. Autotech Ventures has raised more than $150 million in its s

The World's Largest Iceberg Just Had a Baby

Gizmodo / 32min
There’s a new baby in town. No, I don’t mean Grimes’ and Elon Musk’s new baby, X Æ A-12 , although this other baby’s name is about as robot-like. I’m talking, of course, about A-68C, the new little iceberg that broke off Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf in late April. What a cutie pie! Read more...

Facebook's oversight board includes journalists, lawyers and activists

Facebook Mark Zuckerberg49Engadget / 32min
Facebook has shared the names of the first 20 members of its content oversight board. Initially announced in 2018 , the organization will oversee moderation disputes across the company's various social media platforms. Today the first Members of the Oversight Board were announced. Learn more on our blog about how our Members will bring independent judgment to the most challenging content issues f

The 4 Best Value Rewards Cards, Big Rewards at a Low Price

View from the Wing / 41min
Customers who pocket big bonuses, use their rewards, and spend most heavily in the fastest earning spending categories -- all while paying off their card in full each month -- may not wind up being a profitable customer for a bank. That's especially true with the richest rewards cards, however those also come with the heftiest annual fees. Not everyone is willing to apply for a $450 or $550 annua

The all-new AirPods Pro are on sale and down to their lowest price ever

Apple AirPods Pro ANC32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne.../ 43min
Verizon's Apple AirPod sale includes a rare price on the all-new AirPods Pro. For a limited time, you can get the AirPods Pro on sale for $224.99 . That's a $25 discount and the lowest price we've seen for truly wireless earbuds. You can also get the 2019 Apple AirPods with charging case on sale for $135.99 and the AirPods with wireless charging case on sale for $169.99 . The 2019 AirPods Pro fea

Spotify is testing video podcasts

24Engadget / 44min
, The Verge reported today. According to a source close to the company, Spotify will let two YouTube stars Zane Hijazi and Heath Hussar, hosts of Zane and Heath: Unfiltered , upload video to accompany three Spotify podcast episodes. Half of the show’s audience will see the video footage. The source told The Verge that this feature will likely arrive on other podcasts in the near future. While Spo

Daniel Radcliffe Reads Harry Potter to Us

33Lifehacker / 46min
If there’s one thing this pandemic has taught us, it’s that we really like it when celebrities read to us. Actor Josh Gad was among the first (and he’s still at it!). Then American hero LeVar Burton stepped up to bring stories to life for kids, young adults and grown-ups alike. And now, Harry Potter himself is kicking… Read more...

Scientists: COVID-19 Spread Globally for Months Before We Noticed

Futurism / 50min
The U.S. government didn’t officially confirm its first case of COVID-19 until January 21 . But new genetic research suggests that by then, it could have already been spreading for weeks — and maybe even months. That new timeline matches existing reports that U.S. intelligence warned political leaders of a possible pandemic back in November , but it’s difficult to ascertain the exact day or even

Volvo plans cars with lidar and “eyes off” highway driving by 2022

Volvo Luminar Lidar23Ars Technica / 53min
Enlarge / A Volvo roofline with integrated Luminar lidar sensor. (credit: Volvo ) Volvo will begin producing vehicles with powerful lidar sensors from lidar startup Luminar, the Swedish company announced on Wednesday . It's a significant milestone for the automotive industry as well as a major coup for Luminar. Volvo invested in Luminar in 2018. Lidar sensors will be available starting in 2022 as

Why Too Much Positive Thinking Can Be Counterproductive

Lifehacker / 54min
Acknowledging the positives is a way to remember all that is good about life. However, as with everything, there can be too much of a good thing. This includes what is called toxic positivity , which is the relentless focus to only concentrate on the good, at the cost of ignoring all of the bad. Read more...

Netflix's 'Becoming' is a visual reintroduction to Michelle Obama

Mashable / 56min
At several points in Becoming , the new Netflix documentary covering former First Lady Michelle Obama's 34-city book tour, Obama waits in the wings to be introduced to an audience of thousands. The people announcing her are household names — Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey, Stephen Colbert, Conan O'Brien — and the camera follows Obama from behind as she rolls her shoulders and steps out into the light.

When Schools Reopen, Don't Ditch Online Learning

72Wired / 59min
Blending classroom teaching and virtual education keeps students flexible and engaged.

More debt, improving margins: How startups are retooling in the COVID-19 era

100+TechCrunch / 59min
A new data set from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) details how startups are reacting to the post-unicorn era as COVID-19-related disruptions upset the global economy and remake the risk tolerance of private investors. What SVB’s new report shows is unsurprising: venture capital deal volumes are falling, startups are tapping existing debt capacities to add cash to balances while they still can and some

Confluent introduces scale on demand for Apache Kafka cloud customers

80TechCrunch / 59min
We find ourselves in a time when certain businesses are being asked to scale to levels they never imagined. Sometimes that increased usage comes in bursts, which means you don’t want to pay for permanent extra capacity you might not always need. Today, Confluent introduced a new scale on demand feature for its Apache Kafka cloud service that will scale up and down as needed automatically. Conflue

SAP reveals security holes in certain cloud products

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
German software giant SAP has announced its plans to notify nine percent of its 440,000 customers regarding recently discovered security issues with several of its cloud-based products. The products in question include the likes of SAP Success Factors, SAP Concur, SAP/CallidusCloud Commissions, SAP/Callidus Cloud CPQ, SAP C4C/Sales Cloud, SAP Cloud Platform, and SAP Analytics Cloud. In a recently

A toilet flush interrupted the livestream of the Supreme Court's oral argument

100+Mashable / 1h
Oh, the woes of life during a pandemic. Many activities are being done remotely — either via conference call or Zoom or whatever else — and that includes Supreme Court oral arguments. The thing about conference calls and virtual meetings is it is ripe with opportunities for uncomfortable mistakes. The Supreme Court proved this on Wednesday. During oral arguments for Barr v. American Assn. of Poli

EU says websites can't hide content behind 'cookie walls'

58Engadget / 1h
Are you frustrated with websites trying to dodge around the EU’s cookie consent laws by forcing you accept cookies just to view anything? So is the EU. The European Data Protection Board has published (via TechCrunch ) new guidelines saying that “cookie walls” violate EU data protection law. Consent has to be “freely given,” the board said, and an all-or-nothing choice isn’t really a choice at al

Facebook's 'supreme court' members announced

Facebook Mark Zuckerberg100+BBC News - Technology / 1h
The first 20 members include ex-Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger and a former Danish prime minister.

Dolores’ Westworld Finale Arc May Be Just the Beginning

61Gizmodo / 1h
What will that dramatic Westworld season three finale mean for all the big players moving forward? Co-showrunner Jonathan Nolan had a few thoughts to share—especially when it comes to the show’s biggest player of all. Read more...

Airlines walk a fine line with staff cuts after taking coronavirus aid

The Points Guy / 1h
Tens of thousands of Americans are out of work, and the number seeking unemployment is rising by the week. Airline staff, for the most part, remain employed thanks in large part to the federal government’s $2 trillion coronavirus aid package. That package, known as the CARES Act, provided $25 billion in payroll assistance to airlines to keep staff on their books through Sept. 30. Lawmakers set so

The best Zoom alternative is now Google Meet

SlashGear / 1h
Google Meet is now free, and exceedingly simple to use. Google Meet’s been around for a while, in one form or another, but starting here in May of 2020, global pandemic and the rise of the at-home worker’s made for a unique set of circumstances. Now Google Meet is simpler than it’s ever been, and it’s free for basically everyone … Continue reading

Facebook users are buying and selling pangolin parts, even though it’s illegal

Facebook Mark Zuckerberg100+TechCrunch / 1h
In spite of their protected status under international laws, pangolins remain one of the most trafficked animals in the world—and at least some of that trade is taking place right out in the open on Facebook . A new report from tech watchdog group the Tech Transparency Project details how Facebook users are engaged in the sale of illegally-trafficked pangolin parts, even though the practice is il

New 'EARN IT Act' Alternative Seeks $5 Billion to Hunt Child Predators Without Wrecking Encryption

Gizmodo / 1h
Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled a new bill aimed at drastically expanding the federal government’s resources devoted to the targeting and prosecution of child predators, developing new technologies to identify child sexual abuse material online, and funding leading community organizations that work to… Read more...

How Has Your Spending Changed During the Shutdown?

Lifehacker / 1h
My budget makes absolutely no sense right now.

The Last of Us Part II story trailer sets the stage for drama

The Last of Us TLUPIISlashGear / 1h
It’s been a tumultuous couple of weeks for The Last of Us Part II, but nonetheless, we’re closing in on its new release date. After a couple of delays, The Last of Us Part II is slated to release on June 19th, meaning we’re just about six weeks out from its launch. Being one of 2020’s most anticipated games for … Continue reading

The preprint problem: Unvetted science is fueling COVID-19 misinformation

100+Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images ) A significant difference between COVID-19 and past pandemics—even the 2009 outbreak of H1N1—has been the speed with which information on the disease has spread. Partly, that's down to social media, as platforms like Twitter have been embraced by scientists and doctors. But another major factor has been the rise of what we call a preprint—an academic

Fairmont Selling Gift Cards With 20% Bonus (Three Hours Only)

56One Mile at a Time / 1h
The major hotel chains sometimes sell discounted gift cards, which is a great way to lower the cost of hotel stays. For the past few years Fairmont has been offering bonuses on gift card purchases at least twice a year. They typically offer one of these promotions around Mother’s Day and one around Black Friday, and this year will be no different. This actually doesn’t appear to specifically be d

Why You Might Want to Stop Paying Your Student Loans Right Now

31Lifehacker / 1h
The CARES Act allows federal student loan borrowers to put off loan payments until October 2020 —and many of those loans will be set at 0% interest during the forbearance period. This is different from other types of forbearance programs (think credit cards, mortgages), in which payments are waived but interest… Read more...

The ultimate guide to Citi ThankYou Rewards transfer partners

The Points Guy / 1h
Editor’s note: This post refers to many flights that are not currently operating due to COVID-19 but are expected to resume once this crisis subsides. Citi is a TPG advertising partner. Many Citi cardholders simply redeem their Citi ThankYou Rewards points for travel or gift cards. But if you have a premium Citi ThankYou card , you may be able to get greater value from your points by transferring

With funding from, ReadySet is scaling to meet the demands of a changing workplace

100+TechCrunch / 1h
ReadySet , a diversity, equity and inclusion startup led by Project Include founding member Y-Vonne Hutchinson, has raised its first, and perhaps last, round of funding from “We were lucky enough to close our round right as the coronavirus was hitting and then shifted our business to doing remote stuff that offered connection,” Hutchinson told TechCrunch. For the last five years, ReadyS

An AI algorithm inspired by how kids learn is harder to confuse

89MIT Technology Review / 2h
Information firehose: The standard practice for teaching a machine-learning algorithm is to give it all the details at once. Say you’re building an image classification system to recognize different species of animals. You show it examples of each species and label them accordingly: “German shepherd” and “poodle” for dogs, for example. But when a parent is teaching a child, the approach is entire

Halo 2: Anniversary will finally arrive on PC next week

Halo 2 TMCC X. G. Pass40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Though rumors had suggested the next installment of The Master Chief Collection would arrive as early as this week , Microsoft today debunked the speculation with confirmation that it will be released on May 12. Halo 2: Anniversary, which first came out as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One in 2014, is a HD remaster of the first-person shooter, which now supports 60fps, Ultra H

Need a Massage? Save 39% on HoMedics' Heated Shiatsu and Vibration Body Massager

Lifehacker / 2h
HoMedics Shiatsu and Vibration Body Massager | $49 | MorningSave Read more...

Google delays Android 11 Beta, announces I/O replacement event for June 3

Google Android 11 June28Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Apparently, this is happening next month. (credit: Google) The coronavirus pandemic has turned everyone's daily life upside down, and Google is no exception . Today the company is finally reflecting that reality in the Android 11 release schedule and delaying the first beta of Android 11, which was due out this month. Instead, Google is releasing a previously unscheduled "Preview 4" rel

Is United Airlines President Scott Kirby Blackmailing The President?

View from the Wing / 2h
United has gotten a lot of attention for taking government money to save jobs while at the same time planning publicly to furlough workers and to terminate non-union employees without severance. Is United's Scott Kirby painting a picture of job losses one month before the election to leverage the President to support a second round of bailouts for the airline industry? Continue reading ...

Invisible AI uses computer vision to help (but hopefully not nag) assembly line workers

100+TechCrunch / 2h
“Assembly” may sound like one of the simpler tests in the manufacturing process, but as anyone who’s ever put together a piece of flat-pack furniture knows, it can be surprisingly (and frustratingly) complex. Invisible AI is a startup that aims to monitor people doing assembly tasks using computer vision, helping maintain safety and efficiency — without succumbing to the obvious all-seeing-eye pi

The first public Android 11 beta will be available on June 3rd

Google Android 11 June44Engadget / 2h
Google I/O isn’t taking place this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic , so you might be wondering what’s next for Android, which Google typically spotlights at the event. It’s releasing the Android 11 beta a bit later than usual this year, with a virtual launch event on June 3rd at 11AM ET. Dave Burke, the vice president of engineering for Android, and senior director of product management Ste

Twitch revamps channel pages to help streamers express themselves

44Engadget / 2h
When you visit the channel of a Twitch streamer who’s offline, you’re greeted with a pretty sparse page -- some recent broadcasts and a few top clips. The company is changing that, though. Over the next few weeks, all users will be able to customize their channels with custom branding, curated video shelves, and more. The changes are similar to YouTube’s approach, which emphasizes channel art, a

Treat Yourself to Some Pleasure With the Ella Paradis Mother's Day Vibrator Bundle

Gizmodo / 2h
Mother’s Day Vibrator Bundle | $55 | Ella Paradis Read more...

Amex Credit & Benefit Tracker

One Mile at a Time / 2h
Several American Express cards offer statement credits and rebates as part of the card benefits. These can be very lucrative, and more than offset the annual fees on the cards, provided you can max out (or at least get close) the assorted credits. The challenge, however, is that Amex makes these benefits somewhat tricky to use. In some cases you have to register to activate a benefit, and even th

The Intel Core i9-10900K overclocks like a champion, according to latest leak

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
More leaked benchmarks for the Intel Core i9-10900K have surfaced online, showing the new top processor hitting an impressive 5.4GHz. The Intel Core i9-10900K was announced last week as the flagship CPU in Intel’s 10th-generation Comet Lake-S lineup. Improving on the Core i9-9900K before it, the new processor packs 10 cores, 20 threads and a TDP of 125W, a huge jump from the previous 95W, as well

1-800-flowers last-minute Mother's Day deal gets you 10% off flowers and gifts

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Mother's day is just around the corner (this Sunday to be exact), and if you're still searching for the perfect gift for mom, then placing an online order for flowers is always a fantastic option. Luckily, 1-800-Flowers Mother's Day deal takes 10% off a large selection of flowers and gifts when you use code FLOWER10 at checkout. 1-800-Flowers' Mother's Day selection not only includes beautiful bo

Runa Capital closes Fund III at $157M, with an added focus on quantum computing

200+TechCrunch / 2h
VC fund Runa Capital was launched with $135 million in 2010, and is perhaps best known for its investment into NGINX, which powers many web sites today. In more recent years it has participated or led investments into startups such as Zipdrug ($10.8 million); Rollbar this year ($11 million); and Monedo (for €20 million). HQ’d in San Francisco, it has now completed the final closing on its $157 mi

Google delays Android 11 by a month

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Google today announced that it is extending the preview period of Android 11 by about a month. So instead of launching a beta this month, as it had previously planned, it’ll release a fourth developer preview today instead. The first beta will officially launch on June 3, during an Android-centric online event it’ll hold in lieu of its I/O developer conference. “When we started planning Android 1

Elon Musk: Video conferencing is ‘definitely’ coming to Tesla vehicles

Tesla Elon Musk Grimes200+TechCrunch / 2h
Ever since the Tesla Model 3 came to market in 2017, there’s been widespread speculation about an interior camera that’s hidden in the rearview mirror and faces into the car’s cabin. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the camera is there to support the company’s eventual robotaxi plans or even record sing-along sessions with the vehicle’s Caroake feature. But there have also been hints that the camera

“Black Mirror” Creator: World Too Stressed Out For New Episodes

Futurism / 2h
Read the Room Charlie Brooker, creator of the dystopian show “ Black Mirror, ” revealed to the UK’s Radio Times this week that he’s not working on season 6 of the hit TV series — because he thinks the world is already bleak enough as it is. “At the moment, I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I’m not working away on one of those,” Brooker told Rad

Identify Chirps in Your Area With This Birdsong Quiz

95Lifehacker / 2h
Are you noticing the birds outside your window more than you used to? No matter where you live, there’s probably some chirpy thing hanging around. If you’d like to test your knowledge—or just open your ears to the world around you—try this simple quiz . Read more...

Thousands of WordPress sites redirecting users to dangerous domains

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Over 900,000 WordPress sites have been targeted in a new attack campaign which aims to redirect visitors to malvertising sites or plant backdoors into a theme's header if an administrator is logged in. The majority of these attacks appear to be the work of a single threat actor based on the malicious JavaScript payload they are attempting to inject in vulnerable sites. The attacker also leveraged

Astronomers Discover Brown Dwarf Covered in Stripes

Futurism / 2h
Overcast Sky Astronomers have found a distant brown dwarf, a celestial body that resembles a star, that’s covered in dark brown stripes — not unlike the clouds blanketing Jupiter. It’s a bizarre find, but it’s not the first time that astronomers have seen a striped brown dwarf, Science Alert reports . However, the technique used by the Caltech astronomers, known as polarimetry, could provide a ne

Microsoft to open first data center in New Zealand as cloud usage grows

100+TechCrunch / 2h
In spite of being in the midst of a pandemic sowing economic uncertainty, one area that continues to thrive is cloud computing . Perhaps that explains why Microsoft, which saw Azure grow 59% in its most recent earnings report , announced plans to open a new data center in New Zealand once it receives approval from the Overseas Investment Office. “This significant investment in New Zealand’s digit

GitHub gets a built-in IDE with Codespaces, discussion forums and more

GitHub Codespaces Docker200+TechCrunch / 2h
Under different circumstances, GitHub would be hosting its Satellite conference in Paris this week. Like so many other events, GitHub decided to switch Satellite to a virtual event, but that isn’t stopping the Microsoft-owned company from announcing quite a bit of news this week. The highlight of GitHub’s announcement is surely the launch of GitHub Codespaces, which gives developers a full cloud-

Beyond emulation: The massive effort to reverse-engineer N64 source code

59Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) Early this week, with little warning, the Internet was graced with a Windows executable containing a fully playable PC port of Super Mario 64 . Far from being just a usual emulated ROM, this self-contained program enables features like automatic scaling to any screen resolution , and players are already experimenting with adding simple graphics-card-level reshaders

GitHub Takes Aim at Open Source Software Vulnerabilities

89Wired / 2h
GitHub Advanced Security will help automatically spot potential security problems in the world's biggest open source platform.

Android 11 public beta release date revealed as virtual event nears

Google Android 11 JuneSlashGear / 2h
Today Google revealed the release date for the first public release (in beta format) of the next major version of Android. That’ll be Android 11, the Android 11 public beta, and it’ll be revealed during a live stream that’ll take place on June 3rd, 2020, at 11AM ET. That’s 10AM Central Time, 9AM Mountain Time, and 8AM Pacific Time. It’s … Continue reading

How to Catch the Last Supermoon of 2020

Jupiter Three Europa100+Lifehacker / 2h
If you are awake early Thursday morning, go outside and look up: It will be your last chance to view a supermoon this year. This month’s full moon is called the “full flower moon,” so named as a reference to all the flowers that are reaching full bloom around now. The next supermoon won’t happen until April 2021,… Read more...

Sony WF-XB700 wireless earbuds review: Extra bass, extra sacrifice

Sony Xperia 10 II E. Bass42Engadget / 2h
In 2020, headphone-makers can’t get by with just one option for true wireless earbuds. In order to cater to all users, they need to at least offer an affordable mid-range model and a feature-packed one that includes active noise cancellation (ANC). And if they can, a low-cost entry-level version that cuts the fewest corners possible is also an attractive proposition. Sony broke the mold with its

Here's where you can save on flower delivery this National Nurse's Week

28Mashable / 2h
If there was ever a good time to show a healthcare worker you know a little extra love, it's right this instant. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we're celebrating National Nurse's Day on Wednesday, May 6, an annual holiday that recognizes our healthcare heroes' hard work and kicks off National Nurse's Week. (That'll end on May 12 with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, a 19th-century British nurse

Daily Crunch: Uber and Airbnb lay off thousands

Alphabet Loon AT&T65TechCrunch / 2h
Uber and Airbnb are cutting significant portions of their workforce, Microsoft announces new Surface devices and we talk to Apple Craig Federighi about the new iPad cursor. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 6, 2020. 1. Uber is laying off 3,700 as rides plummet due to COVID-19 In an SEC filing, Uber disclosed plans to layoff 3,700 employees — around 14% percent of the ride hailing giant’s total wor

Volvo will sell cars with built-in LiDAR beginning in 2022

Volvo Luminar Lidar81Engadget / 2h
Volvo plans to equip its vehicles with built-in LiDAR beginning in 2022. The automaker is working with Luminar and says its next generation Scalable Product Architecture ( SPA2 ) vehicles will be hardware-ready. The cars won’t be fully self-driving, but it’s a step in that direction. Luminar’s LiDAR will be available as a rooftop add-on. Customers will be able to opt into the Highway Pilot featur

With Galleries Closed, a Moment for Net Artists to Shine

100NYT > Technology / 2h
Shuttered museums are rushing to create meaningful interactions online, but artists have been doing this since the 1990s.

Slash the upfront spend with these superb Sky broadband deals

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Sky remains one of the UK's most popular ISPs, giving competition to the likes of BT and Virgin. And if you're looking to get your hands on a Sky broadband deal , we've got an offer here to help you save on the cost. With both of Sky's broadband only plans - Essential and Superfast - you can completely wipe away the upfront costs. That means a saving of £19.95 on both options. And the great news

Tinder to add video dating next quarter, after slowing user growth due to coronavirus

200+TechCrunch / 3h
Tinder will add a video dating feature in the second quarter of this year, parent company Match announced on Tuesday as part of its Q1 2020 earnings report. The company also detailed the coronavirus impact, which slowed Tinder user growth in the quarter, as social distancing requirements and government lockdowns went into effect. Match didn’t go into detail about its plans for video dating, but n

Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel Trade Transforming Robots for...Talking Dogs?

26Gizmodo / 3h
This is how you appropriately deal with the collaborative trauma of having been in multiple Michael Bay Transformers movies, right? Therapy dogs ? Talking therapy dogs? Read more...

Kairn is a new task manager focused on speed

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Meet Kairn , a new startup coming out of stealth today with a sneak peek of what the company has been working on. As Wunderlist shuts down, Kairn wants to prove that there’s still room for an innovative task-management service. “We’re building a task manager that is smart and focused on capturing tasks,” co-founder and CEO Patricia Bernasconi told me. The startup is backed by eFounders , a startu

How Contactless Payments Work

46Lifehacker / 3h
As we get used to the new “normal” of shopping during the coronavirus outbreak, you’ve probably seen businesses advertising contactless transactions. Read more...

Lufthansa Takes An Airbus A380 And Turns It Into A Cargo Jet (The Overhead Bins Store Cargo, Too)

View from the Wing / 3h
Since people aren’t flying, aircraft are parked all over the world. Many of those passenger planes also carried cargo. While the worldwide economic slowdown has limited the amount of cargo being shipped as well, there’s tremendous demand for things like food and personal protective equipment. The reduction in cargo capacity has been greater than the reduction in cargo demand. That’s created an op

Why I’m more excited than ever about Air Canada’s new loyalty program

The Points Guy / 3h
It’s no secret that now’s not the best time to be devaluing loyalty programs . With the travel industry at a standstill, people are going to remember the companies making negative changes during these times. Plus, when the industry inevitably recovers from the pandemic, it’s going to be a slow process . Loyalty programs are one of the best ways to drive business to an airline or hotel. Why would

How to watch Code 404 online: stream the new Sky comedy from anywhere

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Set in the not-too-distant future, this Sky-produced show has a pretty original take on the buddy cop comedy format - read on to find out how to watch Code 404 online from anywhere in the world, including all the free viewing options available. Starring Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays - dab hands at playing crime-related roles having both appeared in the altogether more serious Line of Duty - this

How to watch The Masked Singer online: stream the US show from anywhere

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Think you know the difference between a Turtle and a Night Angel? Not so fast - this top-secret Fox singing competition will trample over all your assumptions like a Rhino on heat. Here's how to watch The Masked Singer online and stream the latest season 3 episodes from anywhere today. Note that minor spoilers might be found below, so divert your eyes if you're not fully up-to-date with the lates

Argos online bank holiday sales: the best home, garden and tech deals available now

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The Argos bank holiday is only a few days away and if they follow last year's exceptional example, then we'll be seeing great discounts on a whole range of home, garden, and tech deals. We've been getting ready this week to catch all the deals as they go live and to highlight the very best ones right here. We'll be updating this page hourly on the day, so make sure you bookmark this page and revi

Scientists Aren’t Buying a Tech CEO’s “Theory of Everything”

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Compiling Code Last month, Wolfram Research CEO Stephen Wolfram published a 448-page paper that he claims creates a “path to the fundamental theory of physics.” Basically, Wolfram claims to have created a theory of everything . But scientists aren’t convinced. The main issue is that Wolfram’s ideas are too computational: they treat the universe and the laws of physics like a computer running line

Google Has A Big Android 11 Show Planned for June 3

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Even though Covid-19 may have forced Google to cancel its annual developers conference , Google still has a major Android event planned for this spring. Read more...

Google TV dongle leaked: Look out Amazon, Roku!

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Today plans for a next-generation Android TV device (or Google TV device, depending on future branding) was revealed in a leak. The leak suggested that the dongle would address the missing piece of Google’s smart TV lineup – the tiny, easy-to-use smart TV dongle that sells in massive amounts with Amazon and Roku, the “stick”. Google already has a sort … Continue reading

'The Simpsons' came eerily close to predicting the coronavirus and murder hornets

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Just add coronavirus and murder hornets to the long list of things The Simpsons predicted. OK, so like most of the famous Simpsons predictions, it isn't exactly a prediction of 2020, but it is pretty damn close. Twitter user @didgeridougrou posted a viral tweet on Tuesday, in which they surfaced an old clip from the animated series that sure seems a lot like our plight in 2020. In the clip, Sprin

Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath DLC serves up RoboCop, more story

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With its first Kombat Pack in the books, it looks like the DLC train for Mortal Kombat 11 is going to keep on chugging along. Today, NetherRealm revealed Aftermath, a new story-based DLC expansion for Mortal Kombat 11. Story-based DLC is a rarity for Mortal Kombat games, but rest assured, there’s a new character worth checking out in this expansion. … Continue reading

Bioluminescent Waves Draw Crowds to California Beaches

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Stunning bioluminescent waves are crashing onto southern California shores. It’s quite the spectacle, but the light show is drawing crowds amid social distancing concerns. Read more...

Bank Holiday Apple deals start early with huge price cuts on AirPods, MacBooks and more

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Apple deals are landing left, right and center in the UK as many of the top retailers vie for the best prices on a range of AirPods, MacBooks, iPads, iPhone and Apple Watch deals in the run-up to the Bank Holiday sales . Amazon is leading the charge this week with some cheap AirPods deals on these second-gen AirPods with a wireless charging case for just £158 (was £199) and standard second-gen Ai

Mother's Day 2020 gift ideas: 15 gadgets and gizmos for tech-savvy moms

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Mother's Day 2020 is less than a week away (this Sunday to be exact), and if you can't spend time with mom this year, then ordering an online gift is a fantastic option. To help you find the perfect gadget, our team has rounded up 15 fantastic tech gift ideas for mom that you can conveniently buy online. Whether she's a whiz in the kitchen, loves to cozy up with a book or entertain at home, we've

Tim Gunn chooses his ideal designer squad for your quarantine wardrobe

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Tim Gunn, from "Project Runway" and Amazon's "Making the Cut," plays Choose Your Squad and selects his five favorite designers that would put together your quarantine stylings. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Heidi Klum , Chanel , Project Runway , and Tim Gunn

Crate and Barrel is having a major sale on outdoor furniture

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TL;DR: Outdoor furniture is up to 40% off as part of The Big Outdoor Sale at Crate and Barrel , which is still going on as of May 6. Outdoor rugs and planters are also 20% off. Most summers, Instagram stories feel like a flex battle of who's at the coolest rooftop bar. This year, it will be who has the coolest patio setup. Mark our words. Home improvement (whether that be DIY stuff or redecoratin

The Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker is $31

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IHG Rewards Club Selling Points With 100% Bonus

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Citi is an advertising partner of OMAAT 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 way in advance. IHG has just rolled out their latest major promotion on purchased points , after quite a hiatus. Buy IHG Points With 1

Currys Bank Holiday sales: the best home and tech deals available now

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The Currys bank holiday sales are creeping closer and there's only a few days left until the big event. If last year's deals are an indicator of what's to come, then we're in for a whole range of excellent discounts on a whole range of tech this weekend. Currys bank holiday sales generally take the form of weekend-long discounts as well as the odd limited time only flash sale. We'll be diligently

Moto G Stylus review: The highs and lows of a $300 smartphone

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Flagship smartphones get all the attention, but midrange devices can be just as appealing. Some will scoff at devices if they don’t have the fastest processors, 5G support, 90Hz OLED displays and other fancy features, but most people don’t need those things. That’s where the $300 Moto G Stylus comes in. It’s a midrange handset that along with its sibling, the Moto G Power , trades flagship featur

Andela CEO confirms staff cuts as layoffs hit African tech

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Africa-focused tech talent accelerator Andela has let go 135 employees, CEO Jeremy Johnson confirmed to TechCrunch. Senior staff at the company — with offices in New York and four African countries — will also take salary cuts of 10% to 30%. The compensation and staff reductions are a result of the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis and bring Andela’s headcount down to 1,199 employees. None o

Airlines had been raking in billions in fees. What will they do now?

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The airline industry is going to look different after the coronavirus pandemic. It’s already morphing in response to an unprecedented drop in demand, meaning changes are coming that will alter the way Americans fly. One bit of welcome news for travelers: those change and cancellation fees that have proven especially unpopular with customers over the years may not stick around. Sign up for the fre

How to Share Your Screen in a Zoom Meeting

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As the majority of the global workforce now works remotely, the need for video conferencing has risen—and so has the popularity of Zoom. In a Zoom call, you may eventually need to share your screen with participants. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Export a CSV file from MySQL Command Line

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Comma Separated Values files (CSV) are a way of transferring data between applications. Databases like MySQL and spreadsheet software like Excel support importing and exporting through CSV, so you can use CSV files to exchange data between the two. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Stadia's Wireless Controllers Can Finally Connect To PC Wirelessly

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Google Stadia launched back in November with a wireless controller that could only connect wirelessly to a Chromecast Ultra. Playing on a PC or laptop required a USB connection. An update to the controllers rolled out this week, allowing them to connect wirelessly to any browser-based Stadia client. Read more...

Elon Musk’s Strange Baby Name May Be Illegal

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Legal Challenge SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and his partner, musician Claire “Grimes” Boucher, announced yesterday that they’d named their newborn “X Æ A-12 Musk” — a name that, well, defies convention. It’s a name so confoundingly strange, in fact, that experts are saying it could actually go against the law in California, where the couple resides. “X Æ A-12 isn’t likely to pass legal muster,” Laura Wa

Worst Co-Worker Ever Creates the Loudest, Clackiest Keyboard Imaginable

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You can spend as much money as you want to customize a mechanical keyboard and install the fanciest switches, but it will never sound as satisfyingly clackety as this setup by Jatin Patel who built an unusual contraption that recreates the sounds of an old-school mechanical typewriter . Read more...

The Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 are a cheaper rival for the Sony WH-1000XM3

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Microsoft has launched two new pairs of headphones : the over-ear Microsoft Surface Headphones 2, and the true wireless Microsoft Surface Earbuds. The former are the follow up to the Microsoft Surface Headphones , which launched in October 2018, taking the audio world by surprise with their adept noise-cancellation, comfortable fit, and fantastic sound quality. Read our original Microsoft Surface

Microsoft aims to take on Apple with 'most powerful ever' Surface Book 3 and improved Surface Go 2

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Microsoft has just revealed a new Surface Book 3 as well as Surface Go 2 – the launch of which is no surprise, given all the rumors which have been whirling around these devices of late – along with a Surface Headphones sequel to boot. Starting with the Surface Book 3, Microsoft is billing this as the most powerful laptop it has ever made. Here are the best 15-inch laptops of 2020 We've chosen th

Pinterest rolls out new board features including notes, dates and section suggestions

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Pinterest is introducing new features that make it easier for those planning recipes, virtual events and other quarantine activities. These include the ability to add a date or notes to a board as well as automated ways to better organize your pins on a given board, with the aid of machine learning technology. The company has seen increases in particular types of activities on its platform amid t

Astronomers May Have Found the Closest Black Hole to Earth

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This black hole—if that’s really what it is—is so close to Earth that you can see its star system without a telescope. Read more...

Wednesday's Best Deals: Overwatch LEGO Set, Hisense 75" QLED TV, Etsy Terrarium Kit, 2000A Jump Starter, 12-Month PlayStation Plus, and More

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An Overwatch LEGO set , a Hisense 75" QLED TV , an Etsy terrarium kit , a 2000A jump starter , and more open up Wednesday’s best deals. Read more...

Star Trek: Enterprise's Must-Watch Episodes

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We’ve spent the past few weeks boldly going through every Star Trek show — from i ts origins , to its highest highs , and its darkest chapters . We’ve even voyaged far and wide to give you the low down on the essential episodes of the franchise’s vast history. Now, it’s time to go back even further than the beginning: and… Read more...

Facebook's Discover app is a new take on its Free Basics internet service

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This week, Facebook released Discover , the latest take on its Free Basics “web for all” work. Available in Peru, Discover is a mobile web and Android app that provides users with a daily balance of free data from participating mobile operators. It’s meant to provide access to the internet after users exhaust their data allowances. Facebook says it is especially important to keep people connected

India's Covid-19 Contact Tracing App Could Leak Patient Locations

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The system's use of GPS data could let hackers pinpoint who reports a positive diagnosis.

The next ‘Sims 4’ expansion is all about sustainable living

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A new sustainability-focused expansion pack is coming to The Sims 4 on June 5th, Electronic Arts (EA) announced today. The Eco Lifestyle pack will let Simmers use alternative energy, grow their own food, wear planet-friendly clothing and up-cycle materials into new furniture. Set in Evergreen Harbor, it will encourage players to work with their community. “As Sims explore all of the environmental

How to Draw Baby Yoda

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Remember when the coronavirus was not all anyone talked about? Remember the days when the topic that dominated conversation was a certain big-eared, wide-eyed little being that sort of resembles Yoda but in an impossibly cute way? I am, of course, referring to The Child , better known in all of our hearts as Baby Yoda,… Read more...

Wednesday's Best Deals: Overwatch LEGO Set, Hisense 75" QLED TV, Etsy Terrarium Kit, 2000A Jump Starter, 12-Month PlayStation Plus, and More

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An Overwatch LEGO set , a Hisense 75" QLED TV , an Etsy terrarium kit , a 2000A jump starter , and more open up Wednesday’s best deals. Read more...

My experience flying across the country during the coronavirus pandemic

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Editor’s note: At TPG, our top priority is providing our readers with the information needed to make educated decisions about travel and rewards-earning strategy. This is not the best time to travel, domestically or internationally. But we are sharing this information to provide value for essential travel plans you may have. Last Thursday, I flew from Los Angeles (LAX) to Boston (BOS) amid the gl

Uber lays off 3,700 people as its ride business craters

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Enlarge / An Uber car in 2019. (credit: nycshooter / Getty) Uber will lay off 3,700 people from its customer support and recruiting teams, the company announced in a Wednesday regulatory filing. That figure represents 14 percent of Uber's 26,900 employees, CNBC reports . Uber has already frozen hiring, and CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will forego his salary for the remainder of the year, the company say

Surface Go 2 first look: The do-over we wanted

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Microsoft’s Surface Go 2 is an opportunity for a do-over, taking what people loved about the original compact Windows 10 tablet and polishing off some of the rougher edges. Announced today alongside the Surface Book 3, it keeps its $399.99 starting price and the design, but Microsoft has been picking off the top items on its to-do list. The most … Continue reading

I Cut My Hair With a Vacuum Cleaner and Oh Man, I Think I Fucked Up

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The road to haircut hell is paved with good questions. Questions like: Is the coronavirus pandemic the Flowbee’s time to shine? Read more...

Birch mattresses are eco-friendly and on sale

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TLDR: Birch has started their Memorial Day sale early this year. As of May 6, you can get their natural mattress for $200 off any size with the code "MDWS200." Have you been having those weird dreams everyone has been talking about since quarantine began? If so, you're definitely not alone. A lot of people have been turning to meditation and other sleep hacks in an attempt to sleep through the ni

The New Microsoft Surface Family is Here, Including Book 3, Go 2, Buds, And More

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Microsoft came out swinging today by refreshing much of its Surface lineup. Altogether it announced a new version of the Surface Book, the Surface Go, and the Surface Headphones. And if that wasn’t enough, the previously announced (and delayed) Surface Buds got a release date and a lower price. That’s nearly enough to cover all your surfaces with a Surface. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Ring's New $100 Smart Doorbell Packs HD Video, Night Vision, Custom Motion Zones

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Ring’s original Video Doorbell, which launched back in 2014, is getting a major upgrade. The new Video Doorbell includes 1080p video (up from 720p), adjustable Motion Zones, improved Night Vision, and a new Privacy Zones setting to block select areas from the camera’s view. It ships on June 3rd, but you can pre-order it today for $100. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Why future PS5 players need to watch the Xbox Series X gameplay reveal

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Sony's approach to revealing the PS5 has been very different to Microsoft's, so far. We haven't seen what the hardware actually looks like aside from the controller, but we know the PS5 specs . Third-party PS5 games have been revealed, but first-party games have not. Microsoft, on the other hand, has shown us what its console looks like, revealed its specs and confirmed the console's flagship exc

Microsoft releases guidance for dealing with remote desktop security risks

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Businesses and organisations using Remote Desktop Services (RDS) should take note of new advice from Microsoft detailing how to address security challenges associated with remote systems. The on-going COVID-19 pandemic has caused businesses around the world to rapidly adopt remote desktop applications so that their employees can work from home . Although RDS systems are proving useful in these ex

Save on P.volve's digital fitness program and exercise equipment

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TL;DR: Grab a last-minute Mother's Day gift during P.volve's sale and save 20% on orders of $75 or more. Since social distancing started, people have been working out at home because gyms across the country have closed. We've started turning to workout apps and home gym equipment . P.volve is a company that specializes in both fitness programs and equipment, and now through May 10 you can save 20

Save $200 on a 2019 MacBook Pro with 256GB of storage from Amazon

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Amazon has discounted the 2019 base model MacBook Pro with 256GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM to $1,200. That's the best price we've seen for a model that has typically hovered around $1,400. If you can get over the fact it includes Apple's old butterfly keyboard, this is a decent opportunity to save $100 on a new MacBook Pro. Buy Apple MacBook Pro at Amazon $1,200 Besides 8GB of RAM and 25

Samsung Heir Makes History by Pledging to End Family's Corporate Dynasty

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There are a few things to know about Samsung’s heir apparent Lee Jae-yong and how his family runs the company—he does not make frequent media appearances, apologies are rare, and family succession is a given. But in a press conference on Wednesday, Lee not only publicly apologized for his role in a bribery scandal… Read more...

The Last of Us 2's new story trailer will get you hyped for a GOTY contender

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Naughty Dog has dropped a story trailer for The Last of Us 2 , ahead of the game's release on June 19. The new Last of Us 2 trailer comes in at just over two minutes and is our best look at the highly-anticipated sequel so far. From the trailer, it seems that, following an attack on the town of Jackson, Ellie sets off on her own on a bloody revenge mission against those who destroyed threatened h

Bank Holiday sales 2020: early deals dropping now

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We're heading straight to the May bank holiday sales to provide some excellent deals at the end of this week, and with discounts dropping already there are plenty of early price cuts to take advantage of. We're rounding up all the latest bank holiday sales on everything from 4K TVs to headphones, laptops to smartwatches, and bringing you the very best savings from all your favourite retailers. So

How to watch Parks and Rec online: stream seasons 1-7 free from anywhere

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What happens when Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, two of the most talented sitcom writers of their generation, get together to work on the same show? Pawnee, Indiana and Leslie Knope, that's what. Read on and we'll tell you how to watch Parks and Recreation online and stream every season from anywhere in the world - including for free where possible. The show stars Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, an

I Cut My Hair With a Vacuum Cleaner and Oh Man, I Think I Fucked Up

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The road to haircut hell is paved with good questions. Questions like: Is the coronavirus pandemic the Flowbee’s time to shine? Read more...

Baker Art Studio and Electric Garment Cleaning Co. in a...

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Baker Art Studio and Electric Garment Cleaning Co. in a Victorian-style house on Washington and Clifford streets, with a view of a park at farthest end of street. Written on original glass negative envelope: “May 6, 1910, 10:05 a.m., clear.” Recorded in glass negative ledger: “LD/Streets-Washington Ave., west side Clifford to Park looking north.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detr

Astronomers Find Nearest Black Hole to Earth, and It’s Strange

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Astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) claim to have spotted the closest known black hole to Earth. The black hole is only 1,000 light-years from Earth — so close, the system it’s in can be seen in the southern hemisphere’s night sky with the naked eye, according to the researchers . “We were totally surprised when we realized that this is the first stellar system with a black h

Best cheap processors 2020: get the fastest clock speeds for your dollar

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Processors are the most important component of any computer system, so it might not seem like the place to look for savings, but you'd be surprised. Some of the best cheap processors are still plenty fast for most users, while keeping an accessible price tag. Still,many of these chips come with necessary trade-offs, making it important to know what you're looking for before you invest in a cheap

Microsoft's new Surface Earbuds and Headphones will be available next week

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PowerPoint presentations are about to get a lot (well, maybe not a lot) more exciting. Microsoft announced Wednesday that its new Surface Headphones and Surface Earbuds will be out May 12. While the Headphones are the latest version of a product Microsoft launched a couple of years ago, the earbuds are the company's first real AirPods competitor. The Surface Earbuds are interesting because they t

The Logitech G305 wireless mouse is $20 off

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TL;DR: As of May 6, the speedy and reliable Logitech G305 wireless mouse is $20 off on Logitech's website for a limited time. If you've recently started working from home full-time with nothing more than a laptop, you probably found out pretty quickly that not having a mouse can really do a number on your hands. Using a trackpad for eight hours, five days a week is a one-way ticket to carpal tunn

Volvo reveals the self-driving tech its cars will include from 2022

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Volvo will offer autonomous-ready cars that could drive themselves on the highway with no interaction or monitoring by a human driver from 2022, the automaker has announced today, tapping a highly-integrated LIDAR sensor for the advanced assistance feature. Volvo Highway Pilot will build on the company’s current Pilot Assist technology, but the driver of the car will no longer be … Continue readi

The Last of Us Part II's latest trailer shows Ellie on a rampage

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The Last of Us Part II is a little over six weeks away from hitting PS4. To whet your appetite even more for the twice-delayed game , Naughty Dog has dropped another trailer for its latest survival horror-adventure. It opens on Joel and Ellie (who looks around the same age as she was in the first game) walking through a city, but it doesn’t resemble any scene from The Last of Us. That suggests th

New studio Modern Games acquires Beasts of Balance

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Modern Games is a new studio working to create games that combine physical and digital play. The company was founded by husband-and-wife team Justin and Amanda Kifer — serial entrepreneurs who previously launched companies including Citizen Local ( acquired by MyLife in 2011) and Fidgetly, a fidget spinner company that also created a motion controller for iOS and Android games. It sounds like the

Volvo to use Luminar’s lidar in production vehicles to unlock automated driving on highways

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Volvo Cars will start producing vehicles in 2022 that are equipped with lidar and a perception stack — technology developed by Silicon Valley startup Luminar that the automaker will use to deploy an automated driving system for highways. For now, the lidar will be part of a hardware package that consumers can add as an option to a Volvo’s second-generation Scalable Product Architecture vehicles,

When Is It “Responsible” To Travel Again?

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There’s a lot of talk about the future of travel, but there’s something that there has been very little talk about, best I can tell — how do we decide when it’s “responsible” to travel again? We’re all thinking about travel Like many of you, I’ve been at home for about two months now. While it’s tough, I appreciate the positive lessons I’ve learned from all of this (which I’ll save for another bl

How to Close and Restart iPhone and iPad Apps

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Apps on your iPhone or iPad might occasionally freeze or start to behave erratically. When this happens, you can close the app using the built-in App Switcher feature. Restarting the app is your best bet for fixing most issues—here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

We don’t know yet whether a mutation has made SARS-CoV-2 more infectious

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Enlarge / YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - MAY 06: An Indonesian health official wearing a protective suit prepares test kits during a mass rapid test for COVID-19 amid the coronavirus pandemic on May 6, 2020 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (credit: Ulet Ifansasti | Getty Images) When SARS-CoV-2 made the jump into humans late last year, it was remarkably well adapted to spread among us. But that doesn't mean th

The Onion What To Watch While Social Distancing | Jalopnik Elon Musk And Grimes Named Their Kid X Æ

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A-12 So Here's What We Think That's About | Kotaku Mortal Kombat 11' s Story Mode Kontinues On May 26, With RoboCop | Deadspin These Amoral Lizard-People Have Reached A New Low: $25 Face Coverings That Don’t Work | The Takeout Auntie Anne’s DIY pretzels are a meal kit we can get behind | Read more...

TiVo’s do-it-all Stream 4K released for summertime quarantine

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Back during CES 2020, before COVID-19 started spreading throughout the world and brought massive trade shows like this to a grinding halt, TiVo introduced the Stream 4K. The TiVo Stream 4K is a new streaming device that’s supposed to be a jack-of-all-trades; in fact, TiVo bills it as “the market’s first unifying streamer.” After a few months of waiting, TiVo … Continue reading

This Smoke Alarm's Battery Lasts 10 Years and Costs Just $9

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50% off X-Sense Smoke Alarms | $9-$34 | X-Sense | Use promo code XSSD2L0AX Read more...

TiVo's $50 Stream 4K dongle is ready for cord-cutters

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Last fall, TiVo CEO Dave Shull announced “We’re betting the future of the company” on a plan that splits its product and licensing arms, while also launching a streaming video service and a $50 Android TV dongle. Now, only a week or so late — but just in time to beat the company’s Q1 earnings call — the TiVo Stream 4K dongle is here, and we’re getting a peek at how that plan comes together. The h

RoboCop is coming to 'Mortal Kombat 11' on May 26th

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NetherRealm still isn’t done bringing pop culture icons to Mortal Kombat 11 . Its Aftermath DLC arrives on May 26th with not only a new story (more on that in a moment) and greater roles for fighters like Fujin, Nightwolf, Shang Tsung and Sheeva, but the addition of... RoboCop. Yes, you can wield everyone’s favorite police officer turned cyborg and dish out a very rough form of justice. The team

Getting Started with Azure Storage Explorer

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The Microsoft Azure environment has many features and with them the need to be able to explore and manage the underlying storage infrastructure. There are many ways to do this, but a free tool made available by Microsoft is the Azure Storage Explorer (ASE). Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Geek Trivia: What Brand Of Cigarettes Did The X-Files’ Smoking Man Smoke?

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Malbororos Morleys Winstons Lucky Strikes Think You Know the Answer?

The Beginner's Guide To Using Jira Effectively

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Jira is used for issue tracking, and is a crucial tool for keeping large software development teams organized. In this guide, we’ll break down it’s tried-and-tested schema, including the different tiers of issue types and the organization tools offered to you. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

NASA planning to launch an integrated Lunar Gateway in 2023

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Enlarge / Artist's concept of initial configuration of the Lunar Gateway. (credit: NASA) Last week NASA announced awards to three companies to develop Lunar Landers as part of the Artemis Program. But the space agency did not say much about its "other" major program near the Moon, a Lunar Gateway that will serve as a small space station that will be used to conduct scientific experiments. It will

This top VPN has a nifty new feature to circumvent censorship

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One of the world's top VPN providers has boosted its offering in an effort to help its users bypass state and corporate censorship ProtonVPN has added a new feature to its Android app called Smart Protocol Selection, which the company says will likely be required when a network administrator, either a nation state or a telecom, wants to restrict access to parts of the internet. This is often done

Indian internet users now account for over 500 million

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With the availability of the cheapest internet connections in the world, the latest report by the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and Nielsen revealed that rural India had 227 million active internet users, 10% more than urban India’s about 205 million, as of November 2019. In addition, there are around 71 million kids, aged 5-11 years, who go online using devices of family members

The Most Stunning Photos You’ll See Of Planes Today

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

IRL, the calendar app for virtual events, launches a web product

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IRL , the recently pivoted calendar app that aggregates live virtual events, has today launched a web version of the platform. The company, which has $11 million in funding from Goodwater Capital, Founders Fund and Floodgate, started as a social planning app that helped folks find each other in the real world, based on interest and geography. Over time, the company realized the power of the calen

You Can Finally Join Zoom Calls in Firefox

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A quirk of Mozilla’s Firefox browser is that it lets you join a Zoom call via the web, no separate app downloaded needed, but you can’t say anything on the call. Or at least, you couldn’t before the latest update. Read more...

Microsoft unveils the Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3

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Microsoft officially took the wraps off the Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3. Starting at $399, the Surface Go 2 features a 10.5-inch PixelSense display, Studio Mics (to increase voice clarity and reduce background noise, particularly during video chats), and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. With 8th-generation Intel Core M processor options, Microsoft says the device is 64 percent faster than i

Pinterest’s new features take the pain out of activity planning

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Pinterest is adding several new features that should make activity and project planning a bit easier. You'll be able to add notes to boards , so you can, for instance, create a to-do list or put together a grocery list for that week's meal plan alongside your recipes. You can add pins to notes for visual reminders of what you had in mind, and set dates on boards to help you track project timeline

Uber will lay off 3,700 full-time employees

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Uber plans to lay off 3,700 full-time employees, it revealed in a filing with the Securities Exchange Commission today. That represents about 14 percent of its 26,900 employees, CNBC notes. “Due to lower trip volumes in its Rides segment and the Company’s current hiring freeze, the Company is reducing its customer support and recruiting teams by approximately 3,700 full-time employee roles,” Uber

Why I always board last, no matter where I’m sitting on the plane

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Due to the coronavirus outbreak, airlines have made significant adjustments to the passenger experience . In addition to social distancing on the plane , carriers have closed most lounges and stopped serving most drinks and snacks once airborne. One change that particularly resonates with me is the introduction of back-to-front boarding . Delta and United have (temporarily) adopted this policy, w

Tinder will add one-on-one video chats this summer

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More and more dating apps are offering video chat as a way to get to know potential dates, and Tinder wants to make sure it doesn’t fall behind. In its earnings press release, Tinder owner Match Group has revealed that the application plans to launch one-to-one live video chats later this quarter. It remains to be seen if the coronavirus pandemic will affect that target date: The company says Tin

David Harbour Teases the Secret Origins of Hopper in Stranger Things Season 4

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Ryan Murphy says his plans for American Horror Story ’s tenth season have been massively changed by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Ed Solomon teases the world-uniting music of Bill & Ted Face the Music . Nick Fury is heading to Disney+ for a surprise new miniseries. Plus, a look at DC’s next animated movie, and what’s… Read more...

Mobile gaming now available for Amazon Prime members in India

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Amazon Prime members in India can now enjoy an array of mobile gaming content with their Prime membership , including access to free in-game content like collectible characters, upgrades, in-game currency and Prime-only tournaments across mobile games. Launched by, a marketplace operated by Amazon Seller Services Private Ltd, an affiliate of , Prime members can claim free in

Scientists discover bands of clouds streaking across a brown dwarf

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Astronomers have detected something interesting on the surface of a cool star-like body known as a brown dwarf. The team of astronomers has identified what appear to be bands of clouds that are streaking across the surface of the brown dwarf. Those cloud bands are said to resemble clouds that stripe the surface of Jupiter and were discovered using a … Continue reading

5G mid-ranger Honor X10 to be unveiled on May 20

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Honor is bringing 5G capabilities to its budget X series of smartphones, starting with the Honor X10 on May 20. The Honor X10 will succeed the Honor 9X which was announced late last year. The naming scheme has been tweaked to avoid a clash with the upcoming Redmi 10X series of smartphones. Unlike previous iterations, the Honor X10 will not be a low-end budget device. In fact, it will be powered b

What's new on Xbox Game Pass in May 2020, including Red Dead Redemption 2

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Microsoft has confirmed which games are coming to Xbox Game Pass for console in May 2020. Along with Red Dead Redemption 2, which was previously announced , the subscription service has three other games planned for release this month: Day Z, Final Fantasy 9 and Fractured Minds. It's also possible, of course, that Microsoft will surprise us with more game releases throughout the coming weeks, as

Disgraced Samsung heir likely won't give company control to his children

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In his first public statement since 2015, disgraced Samsung heir and vice chairman Jay. Y Lee has vowed that he will not hand over control of the company to his children. Reuters reports that in a televised press conference held at the company’s Seoul offices, Lee said, “I do not plan to pass down my role to my children. This is something I have thought about for a long time but have been hesitan

Uber is laying off 3,700 as rides plummet due to COVID-19

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In an SEC filing dating back to last week, Uber disclosed plans to layoff 3,700 employees. The figure amounts to around 14% percent of the ride hailing giant’s total workforce. In the document, the company states that the job loss is part of a planned reduction in operating expenses “in response to the economic challenges and uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the

Grab Shark's IQ self-emptying robot vacuum for $170 off at Wellbots

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Want to get a robot vacuum cleaner for Mother’s Day, or just to keep things tidy for yourself? It might be a good time to shop. Wellbots is selling Shark’s IQ robovac with a self-emptying base for $429 , or $170 off, through both a $150 immediate discount and by entering the code ENGADGETCLEAN at checkout. When even a discounted iRobot Roomba i7+ was selling for $700 the week before , this should

The Morning After: Apple's online-only WWDC starts on June 22nd

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If the combined libraries of Steam, Xbox Game Pass, Stadia ( now with wireless controller support on PC ) and all the rest just aren’t enough for you, Dan Cooper has a recommendation: spreadsheets. His latest obsession is a browser-based version of the old Dope Wars game where wannabe Walter Whites can either “cook” or “sell” and judge the market’s reaction to moves. This is not how we normally u

The great unicorn retreat

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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 taking stock of what’s happening to a number of unicorns, both public and private. This is the third time we’ve sat down to document what feels like a wave of unicorn cuts, capped in this case by Airbnb’s decision to cut around a quarter of its global staff (25.3%, ac

Ring's new entry-level doorbell offers 1080p video and custom motion zones

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It’s been six years since Ring launched its original video doorbell, and now it’s getting an upgrade. The new device will now include up to 1080p HD video (up from 720p), improved night vision, adjustable motion zones and new privacy zones that let users exclude areas of the camera’s field of view from video recording. You can opt for a battery-powered device or have it hardwired, or you could pa

How to Stream “Frasier” Without Cable

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Frasier follows Dr. Frasier Crane as he returns to his hometown of Seattle, WA, to host a radio show helping others with their psychiatric needs. Surrounded by his family, friends, and coworkers, there are a ton of hilarious moments throughout this show. Here’s how to stream every moment. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Logitech's Combo Touch Turns Your iPad Into a Surface, for Better or Worse

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Logitech’s Combo Touch keyboard is exactly what Apple fans have been begging for. It has a fully adjustable kickstand, a first-class detachable keyboard, and most notably, a built-in trackpad. iPad Pro owners get to use the official Magic Keyboard case, but for us regular iPad, iPad Air, and 10.5-inch iPad Pro owners, the Combo Touch keyboard is a kick-ass alternative. Read This Article on Review

Anker's 100W 4-Port USB-C Adapter Charges EVERYTHING, And it's Only $69 Today [Exclusive]

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ExpressVPN Lightway wants to make internet connectivity faster

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ExpressVPN, one of the biggest VPN service providers around today, has announced the all-new Lightway protocol with an aim to make its connections faster, stable and, more reliable. The company says that it has been working on Lightway for over a year now and has claimed that this new protocol does not carry the extra baggage of legacy protocols. It has been designed to offer instant connectivity

2 hidden details in 'The Office' you've probably never noticed

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If you've rewatched The Office more than once, you've likely picked up on some Easter eggs or noticed certain filming consistencies and wondered whether or not they were intentional. On the latest episode of the Office Ladies podcast , former co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey talked about two of these instances and shed some real light on just how high the attention to detail was on set. T

Ban Cruises

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Some of the most horrifying coronavirus outbreaks have been on vacation cruises. As ships have acted like petri dishes for the disease, hundreds of cruise goers have gotten sick and dozens have died. The industry was forced to shutter amid the pandemic, but touting new health protocols , it’s already planning its big… Read more...

Twitter to indent replies, ask you to double-check a heated reply

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Twitter was initially envisioned as a simple way for people to broadcast short bursts of information or sentiments, using text messages even, with very little back and forth between followers. That was only true for the beginning and Twitter exploded into a social network giant that often involved “tweetstorms” and almost epic-length threads of discussion. Of course, that’s great for … Continue r

How two recent films are changing the conversation around abortion

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Covid-19 phishing scams targeted by HMRC takedown operation

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HMRC has taken down nearly 300 Covid-19 phishing scam sites in the last few weeks according to new data. The Inland Revenue has been asking Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to remove nearly 300 web addresses since the national lockdown commenced on March 23. According to figures collated by legal firm Griffin Law under the Freedom of Information Act, of the 292 sites that have been removed some

How Apple reinvented the cursor for iPad

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Even though Apple did not invent the mouse pointer, history has cemented its place in dragging it out of obscurity and into mainstream use. Its everyday utility, pioneered at Xerox Parc and later combined with a bit of iconic * work from Susan Kare at Apple, has made the pointer our avatar in digital space for nearly 40 years. The arrow waits on the screen. Slightly angled, with a straight edge a

Microsoft’s Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3 are official

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The days of the big product event are on hold for the foreseeable future. Until then, a big blog post will have to do. A day after announcing that Microsoft would be shifting focus away from dual-screen devices , Chief Product Officer Panos Panay took to the company’s Devices blog to show off a slew of new products. The headliners here are the latest versions of the Surface Book and Surface Go. T

Industrial AI startup Covariant raises a $40M Series B

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Covariant this week announced that it has raised a $40 million Series B, led by Index Ventures. The funding brings the three-year-old Berkeley startup’s total funding up to $67 million. Co-founded by top UC Berkeley professor Pieter Abbeel, the company is dedicated to building autonomy for industrial robotics. It’s a category that’s growing hotter than ever as more companies look toward robotics

Run:AI brings virtualization to GPUs running Kubernetes workloads

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In the early 2000s, VMware introduced the world to virtual servers that allowed IT to make more efficient use of idle server capacity. Today, Run:AI is introducing that same concept to GPUs running containerized machine learning projects on Kubernetes. This should enable data science teams to have access to more resources than they would normally get were they simply allocated a certain number of

Uber Eats’ new sharing feature makes it less painful to send your friends food

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Uber Eats is introducing a new feature that lets customers send food to friends, family or coworkers and share details to make it easier track the deliveries. Uber Eats customers have been able to order and send food to friend. But in the past, it required the sender to track the delivery and provide updates to the receiver. The new feature lets the person receiving the food track the delivery on

Alphabet’s Loon partners with AT&T to extend coverage globally in case of disasters

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Alphabet-owned Loon, the company focused on providing connectivity via high-altitude, stratosphere skimming balloons that can act as on-demand, deployable cell towers, has signed a new agreement with AT&T. This partnership will help Loon ensure it’s in a much better position to address any potential need for disaster response cellular network coverage, thanks to AT&T and it global network partner

Gatik adds autonomous box trucks to its ‘middle mile’ game plan

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Gatik, the autonomous vehicle startup focused on the ‘middle mile’ of logistics, has added box trucks to its fleet as Walmart and other customers look for ways to boost efficiency and shore up the supply chain amid surging demand from consumers ordering goods online. Gatik came out of stealth nearly a year ago with a game plan — and Walmart as a customer — to haul goods short distances for retail

Microsoft Might Have Made the Best Budget Laptop...Again

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Two years ago Microsoft made one of its best laptops , and my favorite budget computer, the Surface Go. The $400 Windows 10 tablet was absolutely not the fast computer in its price range, and it had a much smaller screen than the competition, but it also felt like the kind of perfect do anything device for someone on a… Read more...

Fitbit Plans to Seek FDA Clearance for AFib Detection With New Heart Study

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Fitbit was one of the first tech companies to convince people that wearing a continuous heart rate sensor on your wrist was a good and useful thing to do. But in the years since releasing its first heart rate-tracking band, Fitbit has fallen behind when it comes to advanced health features. For instance, Apple put a … Read more...

American Airlines Testing A New First Class Snack Box

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American Airlines suspended all food on flights under 4.5 hours back in March to accommodate social distancing requirements. Then on May 1 they introduced a snack bag and bottle of water for all customers as they board the aircraft on flights that are between 900 and 2199 miles long. Now American is testing a snack box to bring back some food to first class, that doesn't require flight attendant

Sleeker Lidar Moves Volvo Closer to Selling a Self-Driving Car

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Using technology from Silicon Valley's Luminar, the Swedish automaker plans to offer completely autonomous highway driving by 2022.

Microsoft Surface Book 3, Surface Go 2, Surface Earbuds: Price, Specs, Release Date

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The company unveiled its latest product lineup: new mobile PCs, new headphones, and its first wirefree earbuds.

How points and miles helped me see the world in 2020 before coronavirus shut it down

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

Uber Eats makes it easier to send food to friends

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Even before social distancing kept us inside, you probably ordered food delivery for a friend from your account at one point. And while it wasn't the most complicated thing to pull off, now Uber Eats has a button to simplify the process. Starting Wednesday, you can click the "Share this delivery" option at the top of the Uber Eats app and it'll give you a tracker link to send to your friend if yo

How to Count Steps on iPhone and Apple Watch

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According to conventional wisdom, 10,000 steps a day equals a healthy life. No matter what your target is, though, you’ll need a reliable way to count your steps. The good news is you can do so on your iPhone or Apple Watch! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Alphabet’s Loon and AT&T will tackle global crises with internet balloons

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Alphabet’s “balloon-powered internet” — Project Loon — has been active for five years now. Born of Google’s X Labs, the initiative sees balloons floating 20km high in the stratosphere, beaming internet to people below. Its primary function is to bring connectivity to those affected by natural disasters, ensuring they can access the web even if traditional systems have been compromised. Today, the

Fitbit launches its first large-scale study to detect irregular heartbeats

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Fitbit is about to launch its first ever large-scale virtual health study. The Fitbit Heart Study will monitor the heartbeats of hundreds of thousands of users, in a bid to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), more commonly known as irregular heart rhythm. The company hopes that the data it collects will help it refine an algorithm that can better identify and even predict the condition among suffe

Microsoft's Surface Book 3 has 10th-gen Intel CPUs and new NVIDIA GPUs

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With the Surface Book 2 , Microsoft proved it could take on the MacBook Pro directly with a powerful and genuinely innovative PC notebook. But that was three years ago. Where can Microsoft go next with the Surface Book 3? For one, it's finally getting some modern hardware with Intel's 10th generation processors and refreshed NVIDIA graphics. But unfortunately, that's about about all you'll see. T

Microsoft's revamped Surface Go 2 gets a larger screen and LTE

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The original Surface Go , Microsoft's miniscule $399 tablet PC, was almost a home run. It had everything we wanted in a budget Windows PC, along with the added flexibility of the Surface lineup. But it was just a bit too slow and restrictive for anything beyond basic work. Now with the Surface Go 2, the company is aiming to fix those flaws. It features a larger 10.5-inch screen; an 8th generation

Surface Earbuds finally arrive on May 12th for $199

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Microsoft unveiled a pair of unique-looking truly wireless earbuds in October, and the company is finally ready to start selling them. The Surface Earbuds will go on sale on May 12th for $199, and you can pre-order them today. That’s $50 less than the $249 that Microsoft said the buds would cost at its launch event, which is a pleasant surprise. The company also promised the device would be avail

Surface Headphones 2 offer better sound and battery life for $249

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Microsoft's first attempt at premium noise canceling cans, the Surface Headphones, were a solid effort. But they didn't really stand out against the competition, especially when they cost $350, the same as one of our favorite headphones, Sony's WH-1000XM3 . So for its sequel, the Surface Headphones 2, Microsoft is taking a different angle. It's promising even better sound quality, noise canceling

Microsoft unveils a ton of new Surface devices, including the Surface Book 3

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Enlarge / Microsoft's latest suite of Surface PCs and headphones. (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft on Wednesday launched several new devices under its Surface brand of PCs and consumer tech. Headlining the announcements are the Surface Book 3 , the company’s latest high-performance two-in-one laptop with a detachable display, and the Surface Go 2 , a lower-cost two-in-one tablet that’s designed like

The new Roborock S6 Pure has an early-bird discount of $50

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Roborock has taken its S6 robotic vacuum and made it even better. The new Roborock S6 Pure delivers the same great features and performance of its predecessor but includes upgrades and a reduced price tag. That price goes even lower with a heft early-bird discount that’ll bring the price from $549 down to $499. The new Roborock S6 Pure is a whole-home robotic vacuum. Thanks to its array of sensor

Apple AirTags look set to finally be unveiled at WWDC next month

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Apple's AirTags have been rumored for a long time, and it seems we may finally be about to see the location tracking hardware debut. A trusted leaker has predicted that we'll be getting news about AirTags at Apple's WWDC software conference next month. Everything about WWDC 2020 We're expecting to get iOS 14 There won't be much on the iPhone 12 Jon Prosser, a tech analyst who has leaked various d

Where to Find the Perfect Zoom Video Background

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Forget trying to find the perfect desktop wallpaper. Now that everyone’s using Zoom—or one of the many Zoom alternatives —it’s all about picking the right virtual background. Swapping in one of Zoom’s built-in backgrounds might’ve elicited a chuckle back when teleconferencing was a new thing, but now that we’re all… Read more...

Surface Go 2 adds bigger screen to affordable Windows tablet

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Microsoft has revealed the Surface Go 2, its second-generation of affordable 2-in-1 Windows tablet, with a bigger display and more performance. Announced today, the Surface Go 2 now gets a 10.5-inch PixelSense display, while inside there are up to 8th generation Intel Core M processors. There are still fairly broad display bezels, it’s true, but the 10.5-inch display is a … Continue reading

Surface Dock 2 and USB-C Travel Hub distract from Microsoft’s Thunderbolt 3 snub

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Microsoft has two new docking stations to announce today, the Surface Dock 2 and the USB-C Travel Hub, and it’s hoping they’ll be enough to distract you from the new Surface Book 3’s missing port. Tapping into the growing number of people wanting access to desktop peripherals but without having to plug in and unplug their laptop each and every … Continue reading

Surface Headphones 2 debut as Surface Earbuds finally hit shelves

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Microsoft’s Surface Earbuds are finally ready to hit shelves, and they’ve brought the new Surface Headphones 2 along with them. The new active noise cancelling headphones take on the latest from Beats, Sony, and Bose, with more battery life to go alone with it. Surface Headphones 2 Microsoft’s second-generation headphones promise better sound quality and longer battery life over their … Continue

Caddy offers TLS, HTTPS, and more in one dependency-free Go Web server

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Enlarge / Production-ready in a few lines? Color us interested. (credit: Light Code Labs ) Yesterday, the Caddy Web server reached an important milestone, with its 2.0.0 release. Caddy bills itself as "The Ultimate Server," with no dependencies, automatic TLS certificate obtainment and renewal, and much smaller configuration files than Apache or Nginx. Senior Technology Editor Lee Hutchinson expr

Microsoft Surface Book 3 revealed: 13″ and 15″ get big performance boost

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Microsoft’s Surface Book 3 has debuted, and if you’ve been in the market for a potent convertible Windows notebook with the latest Intel quad-core processors, you’re in luck. Billed as Microsoft’s most powerful laptop ever, the Surface Book 3 will be offered in two sizes – 13-inches or 15-inches – with both using the company’s clever detachable tablet-screen design. Surface … Continue reading

Lotus Elise Classic Heritage Editions pay tribute to Lotus racing history

SlashGear / 6h
Lotus has announced the launch of four new Limited-edition versions of the iconic Elise sports car. Each of the four has a “vibrant and distinctive color palette” meant to pay tribute to the pioneering and successful racing history of the brand. Exterior color combinations include black and gold; red, white, and gold; blue, red, and silver; and blue and white. … Continue reading

Researchers have created a working rotating detonation engine

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A team of researchers in Florida, working with the United States Air Force, claim to have built and tested an experimental model of a rotating detonation rocket engine. This type of engine uses spinning explosions inside a ring channel to create extremely efficient thrust. The engine is capable of running until the fuel is turned off. In a rotating detonation … Continue reading

Leading tech firms call for governments to support OpenRAN 5G development

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Thirty-one of the world’s leading technology companies have signed up as founding members of a new organisation that will lobby governments to adopt polices that promote the development of open and interoperable radio access network (RAN) innovations. Traditional methods of procurement have seen operators deploy integrated cell sites comprising radio, hardware, and software from a single supplier

SpaceX’s Starship prototype successfully completes key engine static fire test

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SpaceX’s Starship prototype is on a streak of successes, at a key moment for the spacecraft’s development. The Starship SN4 (so-named because it’s the fourth full-size prototype) tester managed to pass a test of its Raptor engine firing while installed on the test stand. SN4 previously passed a crucial low temperature pressure test designed to emulate conditions in space, and now seems ready to t

Zoom tackles hackers with new security measures

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The video-calling platform is attempting to bring 'zoombombing' to an end.

AMD grabs major server win with new Lenovo EPYC products

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Lenovo has expanded its AMD EPYC server portfolio with the launch of two new two-socket data centers, ThinkSystem SR645 and SR665 Powered by AMD’s EPYC 7002 Series processors, the new servers arrived almost 8 months after the unveiling of the single-socket SR635 and SR655 models and offer AMD a chance to further expand its portfolio in the networking and server-side of the business. Lenovo says t

Intel’s latest Core i5 CPU could rival its older (and more expensive) Core i7 when it comes to gaming

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Intel’s Core i5-10400 can outdo its own pricier Core i7-9700F chip from the previous-generation , at least according to some freshly leaked gaming benchmarks. This comes from @momomo_us, a leaker with a considerable pedigree on Twitter, who spotted the benchmarking results on Chinese site Bilibili. Obviously, we have to take this with the usual caution around any purported leak, but assuming thes

Goldman Sachs backs electric toothbrush startup Burst Oral Care

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Burst Oral Care , a startup that sells an electric toothbrush boasting charcoal bristles and 33,000 sonic vibrations per minute, has raised a Series C of undisclosed size. Although we don’t know the amount of the round, the Series C was led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity, and Burst says it more than doubled the valuation from its previous round. (Goldman Sachs’ other direct-to-consumer investment

Extra Crunch Live: Join Roelof Botha for a Q&A today at 2pm ET/11am PT

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Sequoia’s Roelof Botha , who runs the firm’s US business, has a portfolio that’s rather impressive. It includes 23andMe, MongoDB, Eventbrite, Evernote, Bird, Square, Tumblr, Unity, YouTube, and Xoom to name just a few. And his perspective on the startup ecosystem as a whole is unique in that Sequoia invests in companies at the very early stage and then follows on with later stage investments as t

Qatar Airways Will Fly To 80 Cities By June 2020

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Unlike some other airlines, Qatar Airways has continued to operate flights throughout this pandemic, though at a reduced rate. Qatar Airways has maintained service to at least 30 destinations, and has transported more than a million passengers. While some airlines grounded their fleets completely , Qatar Airways increased service in some markets . Of course the airline has still struggled greatly

How to Cancel Your Quibi Subscription

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Being slightly cheaper than most streaming subscriptions, Quibi is trying to expand the market by focusing on short videos filmed for consumption on smaller screens. Here’s how you can quickly cancel your subscription or free trial if you’re done watching. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

You Can’t Stream Spotify From Your Apple Watch—Here’s What You Can Do Instead

How-To Geek / 6h
Spotify’s Apple Watch app lacks one big feature: you can’t directly stream songs or download them to play later. The Watch app’s just a remote control for Spotify on your phone, computer, or smart speaker. It kinda blows, but hopefully Spotify will add the features at some point soon because, with WatchOS 6, it’s now theoretically possible. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Bank holiday laptop deals: many sales available now

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If you've been waiting for some bank holiday laptop deals to drop, there are plenty to choose from this week as sales begin to go live early. Whether you're in need of a new working from home machine, a cheaper Chromebook for surfing the web, or a more powerful computer for running programs like Adobe or media editing software, there's a good chance you'll find the perfect deal in the latest bank

Vote for Europe’s hottest startups in The Europas Awards + workshops, pitches, networking

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The Europas Awards — which have been recognising the hottest European tech startups in since 2009 — are now open for the public voting stage, prior to the formal judging process. The entries have been sorted and sifted by journalists to compile an editorially-driven ‘long list’ of some of Europe’s most exciting startups and investors. Voting is now live, so please go and vote ! The public vote wi

GoDaddy confirms security breach affecting 28,000 hosting accounts

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GoDaddy has admitted to BleepingComputer that 28,000 customers’ hosting accounts had been compromised in a security breach. The company notified affected users through an email that an “unauthorized individual” obtained access to their login information. It added that it found no evidence that the compromised accounts’ files had been modified in any way and that it had already blocked the unautho

Nikon D780 Review: Jack of All Trades

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The company's newest full-frame DSLR shows there's still a place for big, powerful cameras.

Covid-19 Forces Spring Science Field Work to Go Fallow

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Researchers and graduate students who depend on outdoor data collection find themselves stuck inside, just as expedition season normally gets going.

'Upload' Is a Clunky Parable About Class in a Digital Afterlife

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The Amazon comedy has a smart premise, but it's light on ambition.

China Is One Launch Closer to Building Its Own Space Station

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The success of the Long March 5B rocket marked the country's latest attempt to position itself as an equal to NASA in space.

Meghan Markle reads 'Duck! Rabbit!' to Archie on his first birthday and it's absolutely delightful

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If you're in need of a good cheering up, then I've got just the thing for you. In celebration of their son Archie's first birthday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, have shared a sweet new video of story time. In the clip, Meghan curled up with a book — Amy Krouse Rosenthal's 2009 book Duck! Rabbit! to be precise — and read to Archie, while Harry filmed the delightful moment. Bab

American Airlines CEO Calls Out United For Illegally Reducing Employee Pay

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The point of shoveling out billions of dollars of airlines was to get airlines through the worst of the depression in travel so that workers all still had jobs, and to keep workers whole until then. That's not how United Airlines is using the money, and American Airlines CEO Doug Parker calls them out for it. United is likely correct on the law, Parker correct on the intention behind it. The way

2021 Alpina D3 S is a BMW M3 diesel in disguise

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The 2021 Alpina D3 S is ready to hit the streets. It’s the first Alpina model to utilize BMW’s mild-hybrid system and sits above the hot M340d. Available in both sedan and touring (station wagon) body styles, the Alpina D3 S is essentially an M3 diesel in disguise. The newest Alpina D3 S follows the release of Alpina’s petrol-powered B3 … Continue reading

Flight review: What it’s like flying with Contour Airlines

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During the COVID-19 crisis, our team has temporarily ceased taking review trips. Instead, we have been publishing a selection of our most popular reviews from the past year. W e have also resumed the publication of new, previously unpublished flight , hotel and lounge reviews, from trips taken before the lockdown. This flight was taken just before air travel largely shut down. We hope this will h

What Is Discord Nitro, and Is It Worth Paying For?

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Discord Nitro is a way for power users of the most popular gaming chat app to supercharge their experience. Find out if you’re better off using the free tier, or if the paid service is worth it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Discover is Facebook’s new effort to help people access websites for free — but with limits

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Facebook has a new connectivity app called Discover to help those who can’t afford to get online access information on the web. The service, available through mobile web and Android app, allows users to visit any website in text format (no video, images, audio and other elements that eat up large amounts of data) and consume a few megabytes of internet data. For Discover, which is part of the com

These discounted sex toys are all about luxury

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TL;DR: Save 10% on all LELO sex toys not already on sale using the code MASTURMAY . May is officially the International Masturbation Month, and we're sure you're keen to celebrate by stocking up on sex toys. You have plenty of options nowadays when it comes to vibrators , rings, plugs, and massagers, but LELO leads the way in luxury. Its range of premium sex toys offers everything from waterproof

No cookie consent walls — and no, scrolling isn’t consent, says EU data protection body

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You can’t make access to your website’s content dependant on a visitor agreeing that you can process their data — aka a ‘consent cookie wall’. Not if you need to be compliant with European data protection law. That’s the unambiguous message from the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), which has published updated guidelines on the rules around online consent to process people’s data. Under pan-

Every Mother is a fitness streaming platform for new and expecting mothers

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When Allison Rapaport was pregnant for the first time, in 2013, she struggled to find workout classes that didn’t completely go against the advice her OB-GYN gave her. Conflicted on whether to trust online workouts or just slow down altogether, Rapaport went to a personal trainer, Leah Keller . The result? A program that was clear, straightforward and, most importantly, safe. Rapaport was back to

Invest in the next generation of home automation

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TL;DR: The iRobot Roomba I7 robot vacuum and Braava Jet M6 robot mop bundle is on sale for £1,199.99 , saving you £200 on list price. Technology has come so far that you don't need to ever rise from your seat again. Everything is connected nowadays, so why get up? Increasing your general health and circulation aside, there are devices that will do all of your household tasks for you, like the vac

Canon EOS R5 moves one step closer to launch, but is Sony preparing to fight back?

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The Canon EOS R5 has inched a bit closer to launching after receiving the rubber stamp of Bluetooth certification – but new rumors suggest Sony is also preparing a big full-frame camera launch that could yet spoil its party. The news about the EOS R5's Bluetooth certification comes from the reliable Japanese camera rumors site Nokishita . And while it doesn't give us an exact time-frame for the f

Google Chrome's latest feature is a game-changer for video

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Google Chrome can now add captions to any video in real time (or very close to it). Live Captions was originally a feature exclusive to the Google Pixel 4 , and was later rolled out to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 2 . That's all set to change though, as the tool has now appeared as an experimental option in Chrome Canary – a version of the browser that's intended mainly for developers, but is also a gre

Okadoc sees adoption of telemedicine in UAE to gain traction even after Covid-19

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Dubai-based healthcare start-up Okadoc said that telemedicine is here to stay even after the Covid-19 pandemic. “It was gaining traction even before the pandemic but due to Covid-19, the adoption has accelerated for instant appointments as we are living in unprecedented times and there’s a greater sense of urgency for patients and doctors to be connected,” Fodhil Benturquia, Founder and CEO of Ok

How Animal Crossing’s fake industries let players afford real rent amid COVID-19

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Did not learn about these aspects of the game from the official trailer. Confined to their homes because of the coronavirus pandemic, many people have turned to online, DIY cottage industries and projects to maintain some form of income and connection. Traders at one Chinese market now use WeChat and TikTok as a means to survive, and brands in the fashion industry have ramped up their presence on

American Airlines CEO Calls Out United Airlines For Cutting Employee Hours

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Mad respect to Doug Parker… I think? Doug Parker calls out United for job cuts According to Forbes , American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said that United Airlines is violating the CARES Act due to the way in which they’re cutting employee hours. This is according to at least two sources who listened in on a phone meeting on Tuesday between American management and labor groups. Parker said the follo

Tom Cruise, SpaceX to shoot a film on the International Space Station

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There have been countless movies that have been set in outer space but not all of them can make a claim to be really based on reality. For that to happen, one will have to actually be in space or at least shoot some scenes there. Considering the logistics, not to mention legal and regulatory requirements, of that stunt, it’s … Continue reading

Podcast: How to break America’s covid-19 testing bottleneck

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Deep Tech is a new subscriber-only podcast that brings alive the people and ideas our editors and reporters are thinking about. Episodes are released every two weeks. We’re making this episode—like much of the rest of our coronavirus coverage—free to everyone. When it comes to the latest technologies for testing, treating, and preventing the spread of covid-19, there’s no one on MIT Technology Re

Stephen Colbert uses 'Jaws' inspired mashup to make a point about coronavirus safety

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Would people be so casual about hitting the beach amid the coronavirus pandemic, if the danger wasn't an invisible one? Splicing some excitable shots of sunbathers and enthusiastic beachgoers with some fairly ropey special effects and footage from the likes of Jaws and 3-Headed Shark Attack , Stephen Colbert's Late Show team imagined what would happen if they would be. As you can can probably gue

EE pulls out some of its best value SIM only deals ever with half price bills

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When it comes to SIM only deals , EE has seriously stepped up its game recently! Normally one of the priciest networks available, EE has pulled out something special on its two best value SIMO plans. Go for either EE's 50GB or 100GB data plan and for the first 3 months you'll be paying half the price. That means bills as low as £10 a month, something we never thought we'd see from a network like

LG Velvet release date, news and leaks

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The LG Velvet is likely to be the phone for you if you were waiting for the LG G9, as it looks like we won't be getting the latter, but the LG Velvet will be landing in place of it and it's being announced on May 7. This might not quite be the LG G9 in all but name, as it looks to be a bit more mid-range, but it's still shaping up to be an exciting phone, and we know this because LG has already r

After 60 Years, Explosion-Powered Rockets Are Nearly Here

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Rotating detonation engines could make rockets lighter, faster, and simpler. First imagined in the 1950s, now they’re almost ready for their first flight.

Qatar Airways Begins Laying Off Flight Attendants

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At this point layoffs seem inevitable at most major airlines, and Qatar Airways has just become the latest airline to announce this. Qatar Airways plans cabin crew layoffs Qatar Airways’ CEO, Akbar Al Baker, has sent a memo to cabin crew advising them of imminent layoffs: He notes that the global outlook for the industry looks grim, and the airline is having a new reality that includes closed bor

Twitter is testing a new way to show replies and users aren't happy

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Twitter is experimenting again. In a tweet Tuesday, the company said it's testing a new way to display replies. "Some of you on iOS and web will see a new layout for replies with lines and indentations that make it clearer who is talking to whom and to fit more of the convo in one view," the tweet said. Your conversations are the 💙 of Twitter, so we’re testing ways to make them easier to read an

How we went from low cost to luxury thanks to a schedule change

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Today I want to share a story from TPG reader Woodrow , who was able to leverage a schedule change to upgrade from a low-cost carrier to lie-flat business class: My girlfriend and I found unbelievably cheap flights on low-cost LEVEL Airlines , round trip from New York-JFK to Barcelona (BCN). I thought it wasn’t so bad for less than $200 each way, but the difference could be seen from a full-servi

Who Invented the Wheel? And How Did They Do It?

200+Wired / 8h
The wagon—and the wagon wheel—could not have been put together in stages. Either it works, or it doesn’t. And it enabled humans to spread rapidly into huge parts of the world.

The H1N1 Crisis Predicted Covid-19’s Toll on Black Americans

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In 2009, nonwhite patients got sicker faster, recovered more slowly, and died at higher rates than white patients. Now history is repeating itself.

Pandemic Lessons From an 18th-Century Reenactor

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In all ways, Jon Townsend lives an old-fashioned life. Except, maybe, when he uploads portions of it to his endearing—and instructive—YouTube channel.

'FOMO' doesn't exist in a pandemic. This inspiring pep talk explains why.

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Things are really tough right now. And many people around the world are feeling decidedly not OK. But that feeling of 'I'm not OK' isn't something we should hide, or pretend we're not going through, philosopher and author Alain de Botton told James Corden on The Late Late Show . The founder of The School of Life shared his thoughts on how people should embrace the "new vulnerability" they're expe

Audi RS Q8 by Manhart takes it to the extreme

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The 2020 Audi RS Q8 is the second Q model to receive the RS treatment. As expected, the RS Q8 is a bonkers SUV with a twin-turbo mild-hybrid V8, but German tuning firm Manhart is taking it to the extreme. Where a standard RS Q8 is good for 594 horsepower, Manhart has created the RQ 900 you’re seeing here. And … Continue reading

10 Quick Steps to Increase PC Performance

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We live in the future. Your living room speaker turns on the coffee pot, a robot vacuums the house, and the thermostat knows when you get home. But even in this amazing era of automation, your PC still needs some manual help when it slows down. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Best Online Flower Delivery Services for Mother's Day 2020

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Mother’s Day is only a few days away (Sunday, May 11), but there’s still time to order flowers for your mom, or for your kids to give their mom. If you still need to order flowers this year and prefer to do it online, here are your best options. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

UK investors band together to survey Angels on their strategy during COVID-19

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A number of UK entrepreneurs have banded together to survey Angels about their investment strategy. The initiative comes in the wake of the UK government’s “Future Fund” for startups, which has been criticized as being inadequate for the needs of Angel and Seed-stage startups. The group hopes the survey will give the UK early-stage investment community actionable data in order that they might be

Can you get a refund after you accepted a voucher?

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Throughout the coronavirus pandemic , airlines have slashed their schedules — but only a few weeks at a time. Sometimes, they don’t end up canceling flights until the very last minute . In response to the uncertainty, we’ve seen unprecedented change-fee waivers across all the major airlines. These waivers allow you to make fee-free changes to new and existing bookings. Since most people are under

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deals can save you up to 33% in the latest sales

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You can save around 30% with the latest Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deals, which means excellent prices on Microsoft's leading game subscription and online play membership. Available across the US and UK, these Game Pass sales are offering the full library of free games for just $20.29 / £15.99 , a fantastic 33% discount. If you want to bundle in online play and gain access to the Game Pass PC librar

James Corden surprises staff member whose wedding was postponed and it's very sweet

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Across the globe, a massive number of couples are being forced to cancel their wedding plans due to the coronavirus pandemic. James Corden's script supervisor Joe and his fiancée Isabella are two people in that exact situation — and during Tuesday's edition of The Late Late Show , the host decided to cheer them up with a surprise. Both are apparently huge baseball fans (Joe supports the Yankees,

'Halo 2: Anniversary' comes to PC on May 12th

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It’s been a long time coming, but Halo 2: Anniversary is finally coming to the PC as part of the Master Chief Collection. It arrives on Steam, the Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass for PC on Tuesday May 12th, where it will join Halo: Reach and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary . There’s still a little way to go before the full collection is available on PC — it’s still notably missing Halo 3, Hal

Liquor sales go online in India - officials find digital solution to a social problem

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The images in the Indian mainstream media and social media platforms told their own tale. People in hundreds, even thousands, gathered in desperate rugby scrum, not bothering to stick to the social distancing norms in front of liquor shops as they opened in approved zones in many cities of the country. The video clips and pics were the talking points across India for the last two days after the f

This popular adult streaming site just accidentally outed millions of users

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Adult live streaming platform CAM4 has suffered a massive data breach, exposing the identity of millions of its users. Discovered by security researchers at Safety Detectives, the breach was caused by a server configuration error that made 7TB of user data (comprising 10.88 billion records in total) easily discoverable online. While the misconfigured ElasticSearch database did not betray users’ s

Every Samsung QLED TV for 2020 is now on sale – if you can afford them

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After a new Samsung TV ? The world's biggest TV maker has now officially launched its 2020 range of QLED televisions in the UK, meaning you can finally get your hands on the latest and greatest Samsung screens. In terms of brand new models, there are a host of 4K QLEDs and high-end 8K TVs, with the more premium sets costing several thousands of pounds. The flagship 8K model for 2020, the Q950TS Q

AMD looks set to remain budget CPU king in Ryzen 3 3100 vs Intel Core i3-10100 leaked benchmarks

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Intel’s Core i3-10100 and AMD’s Ryzen 3 3100 have been compared head-to-head in leaked benchmarks, and it looks like the red team could be about to win the battle of the budget CPUs when these incoming models are released shortly. This comparison was highlighted by @TUM_APISAK, a prolific hardware leaker on Twitter, and it makes for interesting reading to say the least. These Intel and AMD chips

Zoom matchmaking is giving lockdown singletons a shot at love

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On Saturday, after three hours of flirting and playing games, Katia Ameri got “engaged” to Ronak “Ro” Trivedi—and the whole thing was live-streamed on Zoom. “I thought that he was very sincere!” she told me on Tuesday. “And he just seemed like someone I would get along with in the real world.” The pair were taking part in Zoom Bachelorette, a streamed quarantine phenomenon inspired by the cult Am

There's a new AirPods Pro alternative on the block – and they're a lot cheaper

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The AirPods Pro may be among the best true wireless earbuds you can buy right now, but there's no denying that they're expensive, coming in at $249 / £249 / AU$399. If you don't fancy shelling out all that cash on a pair of earbuds , Swedish audio brand Urbanista may have the answer with its latest pair of wireless buds ; the Urbanista London sport noise-cancelling smarts, just like the AirPods P

Why it’s chilly in parts of the U.S. while the world cooks

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This is the only way to be truly free online

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TL;DR: A one-year subscription to NordVPN is on sale for $6.99 per month as of May 6, saving you 41% on list price. Online freedom is not a guarantee, and there are actually lots of blocks and restrictions placed on everyone's Internet usage. They might not be obvious, but they're there. The only way to enjoy the net without limitations is to use a VPN , because these services can change your IP

Animal Crossing: New Horizons gets Valentino, Marc Jacobs fashion clothing

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is quickly becoming an outlet of creativity and even artistic expression thanks to its rather ingenious system for adding images or new items to the game. Just recently, the Getty Art Museum used that system to let players put historical art pieces into, well, digital art pieces. Now fashion designers are also getting into the game, … Continue reading

Three signs up to Virgin Media for 5G backhaul

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Virgin Media’s fibre network will provide backhaul services for Three’s 5G infrastructure, covering more than 3,000 sites across the UK. Backhaul describes the physical connection between base station and an operator’s core network. In the 5G era, fibre backhaul is essential if operators are to manage the expected increases in mobile traffic and power services that require ultra-low latency. Havi

PS5 and Xbox Series X still on course for 2020 as AMD ramps up CPU production

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Anyone concerned that the PS5 and Xbox Series X may get delayed should be relieved to hear that AMD, the company that’s making the processor and graphics chips in both next-gen consoles, is “ramping up production” to prepare for their launch. The news comes from a recent earnings call, where AMD CEO Dr Lisa Su revealed that: “We expect semi-custom revenue to increase in the second quarter and be

See inside the iPhone SE in this new teardown video

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The iPhone SE (2020) might be cheap by iPhone standards, but it’s still expensive enough that you’re probably going to be in no hurry to open it up and see what’s inside. Fortunately, someone else has done it for you, and captured the results on video, so you can see all the components of the iPhone SE (2020) – and see just how similar they are to the iPhone 8 's – without voiding your warranty.

Stephen King explains why reading horror is so cathartic during a pandemic

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When times are dark, do people want more fictional horror, or less? It probably won't come as much of a surprise, but Stephen King thinks the answer is more . And in the clip above from The Late Show , he tells Stephen Colbert why during a conversation about the coronavirus pandemic. "I think people do kind of gravitate towards horror stories when times are tough, and times are scary — and that's

How to reduce remote working cyber security attacks

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Many of us have realized over the past few weeks that the IT infrastructure for communications we once took for granted now plays an important role in our day-to-day lives – and a critical role in our new reality. We need reliable, secure connectivity to stay in touch with friends, families and colleagues. We need it to stream video and entertainment. We need it to browse the internet, collaborat

Xiaomi patents an under-display camera smartphone

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At a time when critics often debate over what kind of a notch is better, it is a reasonable assumption that the best kind of smartphone is the one without a notch. Taking a big stride towards that future is Xiaomi, which recently received a patent for a smartphone with an under-display selfie camera. Xiaomi was amongst the first to showcase a working prototype of a smartphone with an actual funct

Xbox Series X gameplay reveal: how to watch Microsoft's next-gen live stream

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Microsoft has announced that it will reveal the Xbox Series X 's gameplay for the first time on May 7 (that's tomorrow!), during a special episode of Inside Xbox. The Xbox Series X's gameplay reveal will be the first time we get a look at next-gen gameplay from either Microsoft or Sony, and we can't wait to see those powerful Xbox Series X specs in action. We're also expecting Microsoft to announ

Why Oracle has much better security architecture and performance than AWS

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As mission-critical resources are being hosted in the cloud, the security of those resources is very important, no matter where they are hosted. Since the architecture of the cloud is different from the traditional networks; enterprises need to develop expertise around cloud security for respective cloud platforms and the security technologies around it. The opportunity that the cloud presents al

Live-streaming helped China’s farmers survive the pandemic. It’s here to stay.

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A few years after Li Jinxing graduated from college, he returned to his rural hometown to become a flower farmer. The days were long but the routine familiar: rise early and tend to the blossoms in the morning; trim and package those in bloom during the afternoon; deliver the parcels, delicately stacked in trucks, to customers by late evening. Where the flowers ended up, Li was never quite sure.

The future of NFC includes wireless charging for earbuds and smartwatches

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It might soon be much easier to buy a smartphone that can charge small devices like earbuds or smartwatches. The NFC Forum, responsible for near-field communications tech, has unveiled the Wireless Charging Specification (WLC). That will allow devices like chargers or smartphones, equipped with a single antenna, to transfer power to compatible devices at up to one watt, the organization said. At

Fibre broadband deals: TalkTalk is an absolute winner with free speed boosts

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Finding the perfect broadband deal for you can be difficult with so many different options pushing cashback, freebies, high-powered routers and more. But for pure value, one ISP has stepped up with an absolute winner. Coming from TalkTalk, you can now score its Faster Fibre Speed Boost plan with speeds averaging 67Mb for the exact same price as its slower fibre plan - a mere £21.95 per month. Tha

How My Boss Monitors Me While I Work From Home

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As we shelter in place in the pandemic, more employers are using software to track our work — and us.

Banked picks up £2.35M seed to use open banking for account-to-account payments

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Banked , a London-based fintech using open banking to enable account-to-account payments at checkout (and beyond), has raised £2.35 million in further seed funding. The round was led by Force Over Mass, with participation from previous investors Backed and Acrew Capital, along with a number of high-net-worth individuals, such as Paul Forster (co-founder of It brings the total raised

Estonian fintech askRobin scores $1.7M to bring ‘fair credit’ to emerging markets

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AskRobin , an Estonia-founded fintech that operates a financial services marketplace for “underbanked” customers in Latin America, has picked up $1.7 million in funding. The seed round is backed by VC funds Change Ventures, Vereeni Early Stage Fund, BENE Asia Capital, and Lemonade Stand. In addition, a number of tech entrepreneurs from Estonia participated, such as Ragnar Sass, co-founder of Pipe

CS:GO bug is disconnecting players, causing frustration and deranking – but there’s a fix

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) players have been hit by a frustrating bug which can drop them out of a match, following the game’s most recent update. According to a number of reports across the internet, including on Reddit and YouTube, after the May 4 patch introduced for the game, CS:GO is crashing with the following message for some players: “Pure server: file [GAME]\pak01_001.vpk d

Your Google Drive files are now even more secure (most of them, anyway)

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Google has just added a new security option to the Google Drive app for iOS and iPadOS. The new Privacy Screen feature lets iPhone and iPad secure their files using the Face ID and Touch ID options offered by their devices. With Privacy Screen enabled, access to the files stored in your cloud account will only be possible by unlocking with your face or fingerprint. Google says that it is a way to

EE email scam tricks users into giving away payment details

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EE customers have been told to take care concerning any messages they receive from the company following the detection of a dangerous new phishing threat. Security researchers at Cofense have uncovered a new spear-phishing campaign that spoofs messages from the UK's largest mobile phone network, to try and steal personal information. The emails detected by the Cofense Phishing Center used officia

Adopt a dog recently? This online training can help, and it's on sale.

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Why choose a stock image yourself when this robot can do it for you?

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TL;DR: Get help finding exactly what you're looking for with a lifetime subscription to JumpStory's Authentic Stock Photography for $99.99, a 95% savings, as of May 6. Stock photography is typically categorized into two camps: overly specific images that no one understands, or truly bizarre photos that make their way into the internet meme cycle ( distracted boyfriend meme , anyone?). If you're a

Could cybersecurity be your next career? Use this course to find out.

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Learn how to beach hackers at their own game. Get lifetime access to more than 3,000 lectures with a subscription to the CyberTraining 365 Online Academy for just $79.99, a 96% savings as of May 6. Coronavirus has not been good for our cybersecurity. We've been over this , but that doesn't change the reality that more time online at home means more chances for cybercriminals to pounce. Heck, they

This app will help you look good during video calls (and it's 30% off)

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TL;DR: Enhance your video calls with a lifetime subscription to YouCam 9 Deluxe for $34.99, a 30% savings as of May 6. Be honest. When was the last time you put on real pants (as in, no elasticized waist)? What about makeup or hair mousse? If you're like the majority of the world, you probably can't even remember. But, in a way, it's actually kind of refreshing. The only time you need to look pre

Mysterious Poco device briefly listed on Xiaomi’s website

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While the Poco F2 is yet to make its debut officially, a new mysterious, unheard Poco device was spotted on Xiaomi India's website earlier today dubbed “Poco M2 Pro”. The support page listing has since been taken down. This comes as a huge surprise as people are waiting for the Poco F2 and F2 Pro launch across the world. It looks like Poco will announce a new ‘M Series’ soon. Earlier today, the P

A Google employee was caught using the Pixel 4a, suggesting a release date is near

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When a phone is nearly ready to be revealed, select testers will be given it to use for a while, to check it works as intended. It seems the Google Pixel 4a is in this stage now, given that an employee of the company accidentally just revealed he had the phone. As noticed by Phandroid , Google SVP Rick Osterloh recently tweeted a screenshot from his phone of the Fitbit app, showing he had been aw

Google Stadia controller gets wireless support for PC gaming at last

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It's been a long time coming, but Google Stadia and its wireless controller now, finally, work as they should on PC. You'll now be able to use the gamepad without plugging in its USB-C cable to your PC, taking advantage of the wireless connectivity built in - and which, really, should have been ready for Stadia's launch. Google Stadia review : is Google's game streaming service ready for the big

New Call of Duty game confirmed for 2020, with more free mobile games likely

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There's a new Call of Duty game on the way for 2020. Activision Blizzard, the gaming company that owns the Call of Duty franchise, confirmed it would be launching a "premium" Call of Duty game this year, in addition to two more games based on Activision-owned IPs. News of the update was broken by Gematsu, via a tweet related to Activision's earnings call yesterday. The company revealed that "Call

These self-sustaining 3D printed houses generate their own electricity and water

58Mashable / 10h is the latest iteration of small, high-tech, prefabricated house that can operate entirely off the grid. The roof is clad with solar panels and the house has a water filtration and recycling system that means it requires no access to a water supply. Read more... More about Mashable Video , House , Solar , 3d Printed , and Water Filtration System

Xiaomi Mi 10 to launch in India on May 8

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Update (May 6): Xiaomi will announce a new IoT product that turns a feature TV into a Smart TV. This might be Mi TV Box or Mi Stick, similar to the FireTV Stick. Update (May 5): Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 will also be announced at the same event. Xiaomi India has now confirmed that the flagship Mi 10 will launch in India on May 8, more than a month after its original launch date. Xiaomi had bee

Video calls 'definitely' coming to Tesla cars, Elon Musk says

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Soon, you won't only be Zooming from your home office or hastily tidied bedroom — you'll also be able to do it from your Tesla. This is according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who said on Twitter that video conferencing in Tesla cars is "definitely a future feature." Yeah, definitely a future feature — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 5, 2020 This feature has recently been requested a lot from users. Given th

Data-free app launched to help disadvantaged students

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China uses largest carrier rocket to launch spacecraft

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The wizarding world comes to Spotify

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The global AI agenda: North America

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This report is part of “The global AI agenda,” a thought leadership program by MIT Technology Review Insights examining how organizations are using AI today and planning to do so in the future. Featuring a global survey of 1,004 AI experts conducted in January and February 2020, it explores AI adoption, leading use cases, benefits, and challenges, and seeks to understand how organizations might s

NASA, Space X and Tom Cruise to film movie in space

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Ethical hacker claims data breach via Aarogya Setu app

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Updated with the latest comments from French security researcher Elliot Anderson In these times of lockdown and uncertainty all around us, we now have to worry about our personal data being up for grabs or misused by an alleged breach in the Indian government’s contact tracing Aarogya Setu app. Elliot Anderson, a French security researcher and ethical hacker, on Tuesday (May 6), threw the gauntle

Ryan Reynolds highly recommends mocking Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson right to his face

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Between running a gin company , launching a mobile provider, and taunting his fellow Marvel stars , you might wonder where Ryan Reynolds found the time to make half of a Netflix action movie with Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot. But that's apparently what he was doing, before the coronavirus pandemic shut down production on the generically titled Red Notice . "I'm guessing we might have finished the

Snag a pair of Sony's most popular headphones and save AU$103!

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Searching for the perfect pair of over-ear headphones? Look no further than Sony’s most popular pair of cans, the WH-1000XM3 – currently discounted through eBay by a marvellous 22%! Ranked number one in our best headphones for 2020 roundup, the WH-1000XM3 are the result of Sony’s ongoing efforts to produce innovative technology. These cans have the ability to automatically adjust the sound barrie

Apple TV app expands to include iconic AFI Movie Club picks

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The Apple TV app has a new collection you can browse if you’ve ran out of ideas on what to watch while staying at home. It now features the AFI Movie Club collection, which is composed of iconic movies the American Film Institute selects each day to “creat[e] a communal viewing experience” during quarantine. Each film selected for the program, which launched in March, is introduced by a celebrity

How to watch today's Joe Wicks' PE workout on YouTube right now

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It's Wednesday for PE with Joe Wicks, and we're halfway through the week already, as time just flies faster and faster. He was joined once again by his wife, Rosie Wicks, to demonstrate the exercises as he recovers from an infected wrist - and we've got the Youtube link you need to join in below. Yesterday saw a 'Wheel of Fortune' used to choose each exercise to add a level of excitement to proce

MediaTek Helio G85: Everything you need to know about the new mid-range gaming chipset

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Xiaomi announced Redmi Note 9 at the global launch recently along with Redmi Note 10 Lite . The vanilla Redmi Note 9 sported a new and unannounced chipset from MediaTek, the Helio G85. After a few days of the launch, MediaTek has finally announced the details of the chipset. The MediaTek Helio G85 is the company’s fifth mobile processor in the G-Series and is the enhanced version of already exist

Life inside the UK's first 'TikTok house'

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These six creators moved in together to make viral TikTok videos.

How to pick family-friendly video games in lockdown

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Navigating the gaming landscape can be tough but there are guides which can aid parents and carers.

Coronavirus: Can live-streaming save China's economy?

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In China, the live-streaming industry has become an important platform for economic recovery.

People Are Panic-Buying Meat, Toilet Paper … and Pelotons?

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With gyms closed and nowhere to go, more people are shelling out $2,245 for the workout bike.