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Tile teams up with Intel to help users locate lost notebooks

Tile Acer Intel Laptops3KEngadget / 4h
If you have a penchant for losing your keys, Tile’s tracking tags could be worth adding to your keychain. Duct-taping one to your laptop wouldn’t be very elegant, though, so the company is teaming up with Intel to put its technology in the computer. It’s not clear exactly how the tracking capabilities will be integrated into Intel’s hardware, but Tile says that missing notebooks will be able to b

Andy Serkis is reading 'The Hobbit' aloud for 12 hours and you can stream it

1KMashable / 2h
Actors have found a number of different ways to keep themselves busy while social distancing at home — from Daniel Radcliffe's large Lego projects to Sam Neill's motivational poetry readings . Andy Serkis — of Lord of the Rings fame — is no exception. Earlier this week, the Gollum actor took to Twitter to share some veiled video hints about an upcoming "adventure" he'd be taking part in on Friday

Zoom acquires Keybase to get end-to-end encryption expertise

Zoom Keybase End Security500+TechCrunch / 4h
Zoom announced this morning that it has acquired Keybase , a startup with encryption expertise. It did not reveal the purchase price. Keybase , which has been building encryption products for several years including secure file sharing and collaboration tools, should give Zoom some security credibility as it goes through pandemic demand growing pains . The company has faced a number of security i

Cisco Webex phishing attack wants to steal your logins

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8min
Cybercriminals have launched a new series of phishing attacks which attempt to steal the account credentials of Cisco Webex users by utilizing fake certificate error warnings. Just as other video conferencing software has seen a huge uptick in usage by remote workers during the pandemic, so to has Cisco's video and team collaboration solution. So far the campaign, which uses graphics and formatti

How to Fix Your Own Sewing Machine

Lifehacker / 9min
If you’ve dug out your sewing machine for some quarantine crafting, now is a terrible time to have to lug it to a repair shop if something goes wrong. Fortunately, a lot of the common sewing machine glitches are things you can fix yourself in just a few minutes. Read more...

Target is looking to buy Deliv’s same-day delivery tech

84TechCrunch / 21min
Target, which already owns on-demand delivery service Shipt, is in talks to buy assets from Deliv, NBC News first reported . “Deliv is in the process of completing a deal to sell technology assets to Target and Deliv’s CEO along with a subset of the team will be moving over to Target,” a Deliv spokesperson told TechCrunch. “Target is not involved in the wind-down. We are working with our retail p

How to watch Upload online: stream the new Greg Daniels comedy from anywhere

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 22min
Given his background, it's obvious why people have gotten excited about Greg Daniels's latest project, Upload. The setting is decidedly less suburban than that of, say, The Simpsons - one of the big names on his CV - but the results are nevertheless impressive. Follow our guide as we explain how to watch Upload online and stream every episode from anywhere in the world. Daniels was also heavily i

How to Cook a 'Murder Hornet'

46Lifehacker / 24min
This week, the New York Times introduced many of us to the “murder hornet,” more accurately known as the Asian giant hornet. But a small subset of us were already familiar with this bug, because we’d eaten it . Read more...

Xbox Series X game reveal round-up: Every trailer from today’s Inside Xbox

SlashGear / 29min
Microsoft’s new episode of Inside Xbox just wrapped up, and as expected, there were plenty Xbox Series X game announcements. Though Microsoft billed this as a gameplay reveal for Xbox Series X, what we got was more of a series of cinematic trailers. Even though Microsoft is guilty of playing a little fast and loose with the phrase “gameplay” here, … Continue reading

Fending off cyberattacks while working remotely on a global scale

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Businesses around the world have quickly had to adapt to remote working during the pandemic. This transition took some companies by surprise while other had already allowed some of their employees to work remotely and were more prepared. If the challenges of working from home weren’t enough, cybercriminals saw an opportunity to launch cyberattacks against vulnerable organizations during this tryi

Microsoft just made its first big mistake with the Xbox Series X

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 29min
Look, it’s hard to debut a new console without having a massive reveal event. It’s something Sony has constantly been struggling with and now Microsoft is too - its monumental first look event that promised Xbox Series X gameplay in spades was a disaster. That sounds harsh and overly critical about a third-party launch event, but I say that with the utmost love for the system: until now, I felt l

How to watch The Blacklist online: stream every episode from anywhere

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 36min
One of the longest running crime thrillers on TV has just entered its seventh season. The award-winning drama follows the exploits of former US navy intelligence officer Raymond "Red" Reddington, played with aplomb by James Spader. At the start of the show, Red is a wanted criminal who cuts a deal with the FBI to try and help bring other villains to justice - in exchange for his continued freedom

After Life season 3 is coming to Netflix – along with more Ricky Gervais shows

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 36min
Ricky Gervais comedy-drama After Life is coming back for season 3 on Netflix, it's been revealed. Along with confirmation of the show's renewal, Gervais has reportedly signed an eight-figure deal with Netflix to create new stand-up specials and TV shows. After Life is about a local newspaper journalist dealing with the death of his wife, and attempting to bond with those in his community, even if

How to Play Your Favorite Board Games Online

20Lifehacker / 38min
Don’t let the pandemic ruin your weekly board game nights. In the video above, I share some ways I’ve been playing some of my favorite board games—including RISK, Monopoly and Settlers of Catan—online. Read more...

Aeroplan’s Wildly Popular Points Promotion

One Mile at a Time / 42min
As of today Air Canada’s Aeroplan program got into the business of selling miles directly to consumers , and that started with them selling miles for as little as $0.01 USD each, in very limited quantities, as follows: For the first 10 million Aeroplan miles sold, members received a 115% bonus (equivalent to $0.014 CAD per mile plus sales tax, $0.01 USD per mile) For the next 100 million Aeroplan

Alphabet's Scrapping Its Smart City Dreams

Sidewalk Labs TorontoGizmodo / 43min
For the past two years and change, Google’s smart-city-centric sister company Sidewalk Labs has put millions on the line to build what it called a model smart city in downtown Toronto. The planned neighborhood, called “Quayside,” was supposed to be nothing short of utopic, boasting everything from affordable housing… Read more...

Xbox reveals a gorgeous slate of games coming to Series X

Mashable / 43min
Xbox really brought the hype Thursday with an Inside Xbox livestream premiering a whole bunch of new looks at upcoming games for the Xbox Series X console , including a gameplay reveal for Assassin's Creed: Valhalla , reveals of new Dirt and Yakuza games, and mouthwatering peaks at some exciting new IPs. Check out the whole livestream here: If you don't want to watch the whole stream, no problem.

Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch in stock at Currys, but move fast

Animal Crossing NH36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 43min
This Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch is in stock at Currys, but with such stock shortages over the past couple of months, you'll need to move fast to bag yours. Nintendo Switch bundle deals have made themselves scarce over the last few weeks due to unprecedented demand swallowing any remaining consoles sitting on shelves. If you missed out on the Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch bundle at launch b

Bioethicist: COVID-19 “Immunity Passports” Are a Bad Idea

Futurism / 46min
One of the most prominent ideas thrown around for returning to normal life amidst the COVID-19 pandemic is to issue “ immunity passports ,” or documentation allowing people who caught the coronavirus and developed resistance to future infections to go out and about. While some have pushed the idea as a way to gradually reopen businesses and restore normalcy, experts told CNET that immunity passpo

Electric Trucks Will Be True Signal of Electric Vehicle Era

70NYT > Technology / 49min
Electric Hummers and Cybertrucks, as well as the next generation of S.U.V.s, will signal the arrival of the E.V. era in America if they start to sell in big numbers.

Longtime VC Todd Chaffee of IVP says late-stage scene is now ‘M&A world’

100+TechCrunch / 49min
Todd Chaffee has long been one of the most senior members of the late-stage venture firm Institutional Venture Partners . Chaffee joined IVP in 2000 after logging six years at Visa, and went on to lead rounds in numerous prominent later-stage companies, many (but not all) of which have gone public, including Coinbase, Compass, Klarna, Kayak, Omniture, Pandora and Twitter. It’s a good business to

How a Facebook Bug Took Down Your Favorite iOS Apps

Facebook Oversight Board72Wired / 51min
Thank a tiny change to a software development kit for widespread crashes Wednesday, including the Spotify and TikTok apps.

How to Return a Deceased Relative's Stimulus Check

39Lifehacker / 52min
If you received a stimulus check made out to a deceased relative, or a direct deposit into one of their accounts that you control or even if you and a deceased spouse received a joint stimulus payment, the IRS is requesting that you return the money (or half of it, in the case of a joint payment). But how do you do… Read more...

An expert’s guide to the best Barclays credit cards

The Points Guy / 54min
Over the past few years, Barclays has made big changes to its lineup of credit cards on offer. The biggest shift is how the United Kingdom-based company is now focusing on cobranded cards, with partners like American Airlines, Uber, and JetBlue. For consumers, that means the end of Barclays’ own flexible card products like the now-departed Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard . The compan

Twitch Is Reportedly Pivoting to Reality TV

Gizmodo / 54min
Twitch, the service popular for live gameplay streams, is reportedly planning to launch a slate of unscripted series that include dating and game shows—because we certainly have nowhere near enough half-baked reality TV being churned out already. Read more...

Locatee raises $4M Series A for its workplace analytics platform

100+TechCrunch / 57min
Locatee , a Swiss startup that uses existing sensors and IT infrastructures to provide employers and commercial real estate owners with detailed data about how their spaces are utilized, today announced that it has raised a $4 million Series A funding round led by San Francisco-based FYRFLY Venture Partners and Zurich-based Tomahawk VC . “We started the company based on the experience we had with

'Second Extinction' looks like 'Destiny' with dinosaurs

36Engadget / 1h
One of the surprise games that Microsoft showed off during its recent Inside Xbox stream was Second Extinction , a new co-op shooter that combines elements of Destiny 2 with Left for Dead and features dinosaurs. As far as video games go, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better elevator pitch. In Second Extinction , it's up to you and up to two other friends to navigate a post-apocalyptic world do

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla so-called “gameplay” trailer leads Xbox Series X charge

SlashGear / 1h
This morning Microsoft released a BUNCH of trailers for games for Xbox Series X, one of the most engaging of which was Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. This game will be one of the premiere must-see games of the platform right out the gate, taking full advantage of Ray Tracing and immersive gameplay graphics from top to bottom. Also, it’ll have axes. … Continue reading

Elon Musk explains his baby's name on Joe Rogan's podcast

Tesla Elon Musk Rogan20Mashable / 1h
Elon Musk — the eccentric and very online billionaire — returned to Joe Rogan's podcast shortly after his child was born. In case you missed it, Musk and his partner Grimes set the internet ablaze by naming their child — who was born on May 4 — X Æ A-12 Musk. A lot of folks wondered how, exactly, you pronounce that name, Rogan asked the Tesla founder about that immediately. "How do you say the na

Enjoy seamless 4K streaming and save $70 on this Netgear mesh WiFi system

36Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: Buy the sleek Netgear Orbi AC2200 tri-band mesh WiFi system (3-pack) for $279.99 at Best Buy as of May 7. You save $70 on a mesh WiFi system that helps you stream and game without interruption in every room of your home. While so many are spending more time at home, reliable internet is a true necessity. It matters for both work and entertainment, from videoconferencing to streaming movies

What is SSH Agent Forwarding and How Do You Use It?

How-To Geek / 1h
SSH agent forwarding allows you to use your private, local SSH key remotely without worrying about leaving confidential data on the server you’re working with. It’s built into ssh, and is easy to set up and use. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

5 things you may have missed from the Xbox Series X gameplay reveal

Xbox Series X Microsoft40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Microsoft aired its Xbox Series X gameplay reveal on May 7, giving fans a serious glimpse at third-party Xbox Series X games during a special Inside Xbox stream. This particular stream was the first in the Xbox 20/20 series, a reoccurring set of streams that will air every month running up to the Xbox Series X release later this year, with each stream focusing on a different aspect of next-gen Xb

Your iPhone Costs Too Much

100+NYT > Technology / 1h
It’s a failure that all the energy and marketing muscle goes to the Lexus of smartphones, not the Corollas. This is starting to change.

Wink Pulls Ultimate Dick Move By Forcing Users Into Mandatory Subscriptions

Wink Smart Monthly One21Gizmodo / 1h
Citing long-term costs and “recent economic events,” smart home hub maker Wink has announced in a blog that it’s switching to a mandatory $5 per month subscription starting May 13. And as you might expect, the response from users has been less than thrilled. In fact, some have taken to social media accusing the… Read more...

Dallas Hairdresser Jailed for Keeping Salon Open Praised Judge Who Jailed a Mother for Contempt

51Gizmodo / 1h
Republican lawmakers on Wednesday lined up to throw their support behind Shelley Luther, a Dallas salon owner who’s attracted headlines for violating Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s statewide order close businesses as the coronavirus spread across the state. Read more...

Twitter failing to curb misinformation “superspreaders,” report warns

51Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Thomas Trutschel / Getty Images ) Twitter is failing to rein in “superspreaders” of coronavirus misinformation on its platform, according to research detailing dozens of posts shared by high-profile accounts apparently flouting the social media company's rules. Tech companies including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have all introduced new policies to clamp down on the so-called i

Sony WF-SP800N Review: ANC earbuds fitter for fitness

Sony WF ANC Earbuds HoursSlashGear / 1h
Sony shook things up last year when it launched its first set of true wireless active noise-cancelling earbuds, and now the new WF-SP800N are here to pick up that torch. With waterproofing and a lower price tag, they don’t replace the WF-1000XM3 but slot in underneath them. Still, there are some very good reasons why the SP800N might be the … Continue reading

How to submit a change to the Covid Tracing Tracker project

52MIT Technology Review / 1h
For our Covid Tracing Tracker project , we are sifting files, documents, and interviewing sources to monitor the status of automated contact tracing apps all around the world. But we’re also asking for your help to make the database better and more accurate. There are many countries worldwide, documentation and information in many languages, and a wide variation in the apps and services to automa

Charlize Theron Gets to Be Her True Self, an Immortal Badass, in Netflix's The Old Guard Adaptation

300+Gizmodo / 1h
The Old Guard follows a group of extremely long-lived warriors who all have the ability to be reincarnated . They find themselves in the modern-day world still fighting the good fight and doing everything in their power to rid the world of evil. Their cause is a noble one, but after thousands of years living, dying,… Read more...

Thursday's Best Deals: Cyberpunk 2077 Pre-Order, Wayfair Pet Furniture, Ulta Hempz Lotion, Puma Outlet Sale, Aukey Dual Dash Cam, and More

24Gizmodo / 1h
A collection of VPN deals , an Cyberpunk 2077 pre-order discount , a Wayfair pet furniture sale , an Ulta BOGO deal on Hempz lotion , and an Aukey dual dash cam headline Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

'Chorus' is a space shooter about a pilot and her sentient ship

40Engadget / 1h
After all these years, space shooters like Star Fox and Wing Commander stand out as classics. Publisher Deep Silver hopes to bring a similarly fast-paced, zero-G feeling to Xbox One and Xbox Series X. Chorus was revealed during Microsoft’s Xbox 20/20 event and shows break-neck dogfighting scenes with plenty of weapons -- as well as psychic abilities. Deep Silver calls it “a true evolution of the

This Morning’s Unprecedented Air Canada Deal Gives Me New Hope For Travel

View from the Wing / 1h
I’m more excited about air travel today than I have been in a long time, and it’s all because a promotion Air Canada ran became so frustrating, the incredible demand for Aeroplan’s first-ever mileage sale offer. And that was before Aeroplan decided to award even more bonus miles than they had promised. Continue reading ...

Nine senators — including Warren and Sanders — pen open letter to Amazon about worker firings

92TechCrunch / 1h
A group of nine Senators led by Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren penned an open letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos this week, seeking more information about recent employee firings. The statement cites the terminations of four employees who were vocally critical of the company’s policies pertaining to both COVID-19 and climate change. Cosigned by Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Sh

DRIFT21 released with real licensed cars, tracks, and early access on Steam

SlashGear / 1h
This morning the folks at 505games announced the Early Access release of DRIFT21, a fully immersive high-end car racing game with fully licensed vehicles and tracks. This game includes hardware steering wheel accessory support right out the gate with Thrustmaster, Fanatec, and Logitec. Users will be able to begin playing immediately with a relatively limited cross-section of vehicles and tracks …

This social distancing picnic blanket will make you look forward to summer

42Mashable / 1h
Somehow, it's almost summer — but while warm weather can hurt the coronavirus , it won't beat the pandemic all on its own. With some researchers saying we'll be social distancing until 2022 , this means that our usual summer activities will look a lot different this year (and perhaps beyond). Take for example, days in the park. If we're supposed to stay six feet apart from those we're not living

Wink smart hub users get one week’s notice to pay up or lose access

Wink Smart Monthly One53Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / I, too, leave my electronics artfully placed in the middle of my stylish living room for the cat to knock over. (credit: Wink) A popular smart-home hub is suddenly a lot less popular with its users after making a surprise announcement that customers will have to start paying a monthly subscription fee next week or lose access altogether. The Wink Hub first launched in 2014, promising a

Google Sibling Abandons Ambitious City of the Future in Toronto

Sidewalk Labs Toronto300+NYT > Technology / 1h
In scrapping the project, the company cited the economic upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but critics say it was a loser from the start and a failure in “surveillance capitalism.”

FDA approves a rapid COVID-19 test that uses CRISPR

100+Engadget / 1h
Sherlock Biosciences has received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA for a rapid COVID-19 test that uses CRISPR technology . This is the first FDA-authorized use of the gene-editing tool, which poses both massive potential and ethical issues . Sherlock’s CRISPR SARS-CoV-2 test uses a CRISPR molecule to detect the genetic signature of the virus. If it finds the virus, the CRISPR enz

Coronavirus: Google ends plans for smart city in Toronto

Sidewalk Labs Toronto200+BBC News - Technology / 1h
Sister firm Sidewalk Labs cites Covid-19 as the reason for stepping back from its ambitious plan.

Qantas Shelves Plans For World’s Longest Flight

30One Mile at a Time / 1h
This shouldn’t come as any sort of surprise, but plans for nonstop flights between Sydney and New York are now off the table for the foreseeable future… Qantas’ “Project Sunrise” dreams For several years Qantas has been working on what they call “Project Sunrise,” where we’d see Qantas operate nonstop flights from Melbourne and Sydney to London and New York. This is an ambitious project, as there

Daily Crunch: Zoom acquires security startup Keybase

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Zoom acquires some encryption expertise, Uber makes a big investment in scooters and we review the new 13-inch Macbook Pro. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 7, 2020. 1. Zoom acquires Keybase to get end-to-end encryption expertise Keybase, whose encryption products include secure file sharing and collaboration tools, should give Zoom some security credibility as it goes through pandemic demand gro

Do your AirPods Pro sound crackly? Apple has a fix for that

Apple AirPods Pro ANC32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne.../ 1h
Have you noticed a crackling sound coming from your Apple AirPods Pro ? Or is the noise cancellation not as good as it used to be? Apple may have the answer, having released new support guides in the wake of complaints from disgruntled AirPods Pro owners. Read our AirPods Pro review AirPods Pro Lite : what we want to see from the rumored earbuds Apple AirPods 3 : what we know so far The new suppo

Huawei Watch GT deals offer cheap smartwatches ahead of bank holiday sales

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
These Huawei Watch GT and GT 2 smartwatch deals are bringing some fantastic price cuts to cheap fitness trackers ahead of the bank holiday sales . That means you can pick up the classic Huawei Watch GT for £100 off (£99.99 at Very) this week, or upgrade to the GT 2 for £199 £159.99 . The original Huawei Watch GT brings a cheaper price tag to a sturdy fitness tracking and smartwatch experience, co

Twitter ‘super-spreaders’ shared bogus COVID-19 info with 3 million users

Twitter One New 1092Engadget / 1h
A new report by NewsGuard says a handful of COVID-19 misinformation “super-spreaders” have shared false and misleading claims with more than three million Twitter users. The report identified 10 accounts with more than 100,000 followers each that promoted questionable cures, denounced social distancing and boosted conspiracy theories, like those linking 5G to coronavirus. Two of the 10 accounts a

An Ancient Type of El Nino Could Awaken Because of Climate Change

37Gizmodo / 1h
El Niño is one of the most familiar climate patterns on Earth. Pools of water in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean become abnormal warm, triggering changes in global weather patterns. Read more...

Everything Microsoft Showed During Today's Xbox Series X Event

Xbox Series X Microsoft500+Gizmodo / 1h
Microsoft finally showed its next-gen Xbox Series X in action today during a special edition of Inside Xbox featuring a slew of trailers for upcoming games, including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla , Dirt 5 , and Yakuza: Like a Dragon . Read more...

Hotels — and the ick factor — in the time of coronavirus

26The Points Guy / 1h
Editor’s note: TPG doesn’t currently recommend traveling. However, I made this trip because I wanted to be closer to my family and help my sister take care of our parents as the coronavirus pandemic continues, with no end in sight. I’m sharing my story not to encourage similar trips, but to provide information for those who must travel. Last week, my 14-year-old and I did a 1,700-mile road trip f

Fitbit price cut: deals on the Fitbit Versa 2, Charge 3 and Ionic smartwatch

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Summer is just around the corner, and if you're looking to get in shape, a fitness tracker can be the perfect companion. Luckily, Best Buy is slashing the price on Fitbit's best-selling activity trackers. For a limited time, you can get the Fitbit Versa on sale for $149.95 . That's a $50 discount and the best price we've found for the feature-packed smartwatch. Best Buy also has the Fitbit Charge

Zoom, Xoom, Züm: Why Does Every Start-Up Sound Fast Now?

Zoom Keybase End Security100+NYT > Technology / 1h
An investigation into Zoomd, Zoomi, Zoomy and Zoomies. Also, Zoomin. And Zoomvy and Zoomly. And …

Get Mom a KitchenAid stand mixer while they're up to 42% off

76Mashable / 1h
What is it about KitchenAid's stand mixer that makes it such a coveted gift for special occasions? Is it the huge selection of colors it comes in? Is it the versatile attachments you can collect for it? Is it a longevity thing? (My mom's Almond Cream, tilt-head stand mixer has lasted her 33 years and counting, FWIW.) Or maybe it's the fact that it typically costs $250 to $300-plus, a hefty chunk

The Easiest Way to Peel A Shallot

42Lifehacker / 1h
Shallots are a top-tier allium. Sweeter and less harsh than yellow or red onions but every bit as flavorful, they’re one of those magic ingredients that make everything taste just a little bit more delicious. But they also make you work for it: Peeling shallots is a universally despised task, and for good reason. Read more...

Microsoft showcases 13 new titles for the Xbox Series X

96TechCrunch / 1h
With conferences canceled indefinitely, companies are increasingly reliant on online events to hype product launches. As they prepare to release a next-gen console before the end of the year, expect plenty of live streams and blogs from both Microsoft and Sony in an attempt to flesh out all that their respective systems have to offer. Today, Microsoft took to YouTube, Mixer and Twitch to give the

Stilt, which provides financial services for immigrants, raises $7.5 million seed round

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Stilt , a Y Combinator alum that provides financial services for immigrants without Social Security numbers or credit reports, announced today that it has closed a $7.5 million seed round. It also launched FDIC-insured pre-approved global bank accounts today. The startup has raised equity from investors including Liron Petrushka; Hillsven Capital; Streamlined Ventures; Gokul Rajaram; Bragiel Brot

A rebranded and updated version of CBS All Access will launch this summer

62TechCrunch / 1h
A rebranded and expanded version of the CBS All Access streaming service will arrive this summer, ViacomCBS announced this morning. The service, now run by ViacomCBS following the merger , today offers a mix of live TV, on-demand video, original programming, streaming news, local broadcast stations and sports. Now the company is accelerating its plan to make it a broader offering by incorporating

Tile's tracker technology is coming to Intel laptops

Tile Acer Intel Laptops72Mashable / 2h
Always losing your laptop? Tile will soon be able to help. The company best known for making little tracking doohickeys announced a partnership with Intel on Thursday. The same tech powering those tracking devices will live inside some laptops and notebooks powered by Intel processors starting later this year. In other words, tons of laptops will be findable through the Tile app as long as their

Rumors Claim Apple Will Soon Drop More New Devices

36Gizmodo / 2h
Earlier this week, Apple announced a refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro with updated components and a new Magic Keyboard . But if rumors are true, it seems Apple has a bunch of other gadgets it could announce at a moment’s notice. Read more...

'Assassin's Creed Valhalla' trailer shows off Xbox Series X gameplay

Assassin Valhalla AC100+Engadget / 2h
After a day-long Photoshop teaser and a cinematic trailer , we finally got to see Ubisoft’s new Assassin’s Creed game in action. During Microsoft’s recent Inside Xbox stream , the company showed off gameplay footage of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla . The trailer had a bit of everything. We got to see Eivor, the game’s protagonist, lead an attack on a castle as well as sail a longboat. The trailer als

A Disney Plus gift subscription might just be the perfect Mother's day gift

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If your Mom's a Disney or Pixar fanatic, then may we humbly suggest what might be the very best Mother's day gift you can give her this Sunday - a one-year subscription to Disney Plus for just $69.99 . Disney Plus is the exclusive streaming hub for all Disney, Pixar, and Star Wars content online, and an absolute must-buy for all those would be Disney princesses or Jedi Masters. We think it's one

Assassin's Creed Valhalla's gameplay trailer on Xbox Series X was a big disappointment

86TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Assassin's Creed Valhalla gameplay has been revealed as part of the Xbox Series X games reveal event...well, sort of. The trailer shows in-engine footage of the viking-themed Assassin's Creed game, but what you're looking at in this video never really feels like gameplay. You get about a minute of footage, with lots of moody scene-setting and shots of boats, but you're spending most of that time

Purple's pillow, weighted blanket, and duvet bundles are all on sale

68Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: Purple is offering 20% off sleep bundles including the Purple Plush pillow, weighted blankets, eye masks, and duvets as part of its Mother's Day sale, which is still live as of May 7. Forgoing shut eye to make sure everyone else gets what they need is a very mom thing to do. But not today, mom. Not today. On top of all the regular stresses that come with being a family's backbone, many mom

‘Madden NFL 21’ is coming to the Xbox Series X

91Engadget / 2h
EA has been pumping out Madden NFL games every year since 1988. It’s no surprise that the next entry in the series is making its way to the Xbox Series X. During Microsoft’s Xbox 20/20 streaming event, the Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes introduced the world premiere of Madden NFL 21 . There aren’t any details on how it will improve upon last year’s game, but the quick trailer emp

Microsoft shows off 13 “launch window” games for Xbox Series X

20Ars Technica / 2h
Dirt 5 's racing doesn't immediately look like a step above current-gen consoles, but its trailer did emphasize reflections and particle effects, which the Xbox Series X may boost. Microsoft kicked off a months-long promotional blitz for the upcoming Xbox Series X today with footage from 13 titles coming to the system "in the launch window." That's ahead of a promised "hundreds" of games from doz

LG Velvet phone revealed in full: Suddenly, a star

LG Velvet South KoreaSlashGear / 2h
The LG Velvet reminds us of the LG Chocolate, a release that signified the brand’s willingness to focus on the COOL factor. LG Velvet is an Android smartphone with an industrial design that’s intentional. Instead of attempting to hide any single element in the device’s less-than-AAA feature set, this device celebrates all the hardware with which it’s been assigned. The … Continue reading

16 Last-Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas and Deals (2020)

92Wired / 2h
With these deals, you won't need to resort to a homemade card or a macaroni picture frame.

Cuckoo Internet closes seed funding to disrupt UK broadband market

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Cuckoo Internet is a new U.K. startup that aims to disrupt the U.K. broadband market. It has now raised £470,000 in seed funding, which includes funding from, a new Silicon Valley fund operator fund led by Bart Macdonald (Sapling founder). Other investors include Lorin van Nuland (early investor in Betterment), Edward Campbell-Harris (Bulb early investor) Patrick Barouki (Bulb early inv

Rumor has it that a new Apple TV is 'ready to ship'

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It looks like Apple has zero plans to slow down its product launches. Over the last few months it has released two new MacBooks , an iPad Pro, and an iPhone SE. Next up? A new Apple TV. Via Cult of Mac , the new 4K Apple TV will feature Apple's A12X chip with 64GB or 128GB. The current Apple TV packs the A10X Fusion chip with either 32GB or 64GB. The news comes from well-known Apple tipster Jon P

How *World of Warcraft* Has Evolved With the Internet

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In an interview with WIRED, *WoW* game director Ion Hazzikostas reflects on the shifting culture of the landmark MMORPG.

Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is coming to Xbox Series X

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At the Inside Xbox event , Paradox showed off a haunting trailer of Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines 2, but more importantly, it confirms that the game is coming to next-generation consoles. The game will take place in Seattle, and while we've previously seen footage that places you in society's underbelly, the recent gameplay reveal shows a vampire that seems to be an executive. Beyond that,

'Medium' is a next-gen hotel horror game from the 'Blair Witch' team

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Bloober Team, the spookiest game studio with the silliest name, is on a mission to create AAA horror experiences for the next generation of consoles, and it’s starting with The Medium . The Bloober crew debuted gameplay for its new psychological horror game during today’s Xbox 20/20 stream, where Microsoft dropped a bunch of trailers for titles heading to the Xbox Series X during its launch windo

'Yakuza: Like a Dragon' will be an Xbox Series X launch title

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The next chapter in the long-running Yakuza franchise is coming to Xbox hardware. Yakuza: Like a Dragon , better known as Yakuza 7 , debuted on PS4 in Japan last January. In a blog post , Microsoft revealed that the game will be a Series X launch title -- we still don't have a release date for the hardware, though, beyond "holiday 2020" -- with simultaneous releases on Xbox One and PC. It will su

Concerned About Your Security and Privacy Online? Then You Need a VPN.

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Futurism fans: To create this content, a non-editorial team worked with an affiliate partner. We may collect a small commission on items purchased through this page. This post does not necessarily reflect the views or the endorsement of the editorial staff. For anyone who understands the importance of online privacy and security, a virtual private network, or VPN , is pretty much a m

Frontier backtracks on physical distance fee following congressional uproar

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Some chalked it up to “Frontier being Frontier,” but some members of Congress shared some harsher criticism for Frontier’s new “More Room” product that allowed passengers to secure an empty middle seat — for an additional fee. “Frontier’s decision to charge passengers to keep middle seats empty is capitalizing on fear and passengers’ well-founded concerns for their health and safety,” Rep. Peter

Etihad & IAG Interested In Austria Expansion?!

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While I highly doubt this will actually happen in the current environment, the prospect of this is fascinating. Lufthansa Group’s government aid negotiations Lufthansa Group is one of the “big three” European airline groups, and includes Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian, Brussels, etc. The airline group has taken a rather hard stance when it comes to negotiating government aid: In Germany, Lufthansa is

How to Copy the Full Path of a File on Windows 10

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Sometimes, it’s handy to copy the full path of a file or folder in Windows 10 to the clipboard. That way, you can paste the path into an open or upload dialog quickly without having to browse for it the file. Luckily, there’s an easy way to do it. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Sync Files from Linux to Amazon S3

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AWS S3 is Amazon’s cloud storage service, allowing you to store individual files as objects in a bucket. You can upload files from the command line on your Linux server, or even sync entire directories to S3. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Tile and Intel Will Team up to Find Your Laptop

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One of the worst feelings you can experience is wondering where your laptop is, especially when you’re out and about. If your laptop doesn’t have LTE built-in, you may not have an easy to locate it. Tile and Intel want to change that and are teaming up to bring location tracking to your future laptops. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

'Scorn' for Xbox Series X is like an H.R. Giger painting come to life

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We’re not far into Microsoft’s Xbox Series X event, where the company is showing off gameplay footage from the console for the first time — but we probably have seen the most disturbing trailer we’re going to get today. It’s for Scorn , from Ebb Software, and it seems there’s no better way to describe it than an H.R. Giger painting come to life. Indeed, the team referenced Giger as a visual inspi

'Dirt 5' will arrive in October

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Just a few days after announcing it won’t release any more major updates for Dirt Rally 2.0, Codemasters has unveiled the next game in the Dirt franchise. Dirt 5 will include new features and “no two races will be the same,” according to the publisher. It’ll be available in October. The announcement trailer uses footage captured in-game, offering an early look at what racing sims will look like o

Tile and Intel team to make your laptop trackable

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Tile is partnering up with Intel to put its tracking tech into laptops, with the potential for notebook-makers to quickly enable location services for lost or stolen PCs. Expected to launch later in the year, the chip-level integration would do away with the need to duct-tape a Tile tracker to your laptop lid. Tile’s system relies on Bluetooth LE, with … Continue reading

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs abandons its Toronto smart neighborhood project

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Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs will no longer pursue its dream of a smart neighbourhood in Toronto. In a Medium blog post , CEO Daniel Doctoroff said “unprecedented economic uncertainty” meant it was “too difficult” to achieve its dreams for Quayside, a proposed redevelopment on the city’s waterfront. If the company pushed forward with its vision — which was yet to receive sign-off from the Ca

Bright Memory Infinite is the first game we've seen from the Xbox Series X - watch the trailer now

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The Xbox Series X gameplay reveal brought with it a smattering on new titles you can expect on the next-gen console, and the first trailer we saw was for Bright Memory Infinite. You can see the trailer made in-engine on the upcoming Xbox Series X below. The game was already unveiled at E3 last year, but this is the first time we've seen any gameplay from a title on the upcoming console. According

Best Buy Mother's Day sale: deals on the Amazon Kindle and Fire tablet

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If you're looking for a last-minute gift for mom, then you're in luck. Best Buy's Mother's Day sale is happening right now and includes price cuts on Amazon's best-selling Fire tablet and Kindle e-readers. The retailer is also offering free next-day delivery on all Fire tablet and Kindle purchases. The deals include the all-new Kindle e-reader on sale for $64.99 and a $35 price cut on the 2018 Ki

Xbox Series X games: every exclusive and cross-platform game announced so far

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We're starting to hear more about Xbox Series X games as the next-gen console's launch date creeps ever closer. Faster and capable of more advanced graphics than its predecessors, Microsoft's next-generation hardware promises to be the most powerful games console in the world when it launches late in 2020 – even more so than the PS5 , which is expected to hit shelves around the same time. We've n

Find Your Pop Music Blind Spots With This Quiz

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Every day the internet forces me to confront the fact that I am much older than I think I am. Recently, this (since deleted) tweet did a nice job of it: Read more...

Thursday's Best Deals: Cyberpunk 2077 Pre-Order, Wayfair Pet Furniture, Ulta Hempz Lotion, Puma Outlet Sale, Aukey Dual Dash Cam, and More

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A collection of VPN deals , an Cyberpunk 2077 pre-order discount , a Wayfair pet furniture sale , an Ulta BOGO deal on Hempz lotion , and an Aukey dual dash cam headline Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

You CAN Get A Refund Even If You Already Accepted A Voucher For A Cancelled Flight

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Early on in the pandemic I told you to wait to cancel your travel plans . Two months ago I suggested that future plans shouldn't cancelled right away because if the travel provider cancels on you then you'll be entitled to a refund, while if you cancel plans when a flight is still operating all you can get is a voucher. Many consumers were duped by airlines into taking vouchers when entitled to a

Microsoft challenges hackers to crack its custom version of Linux

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Microsoft wants to shore up its custom version of Linux , Azure Sphere OS, and so is challenging hackers to crack the security of the operating system, offering a reward of up to $100,000 (around £80,000, AU$155,000) for the details of a successful exploit. Azure Sphere is a solution designed for Internet of Things devices, comprising of the aforementioned lightweight Linux-based OS, plus a hardw

How to watch Brassic season 2 online: stream every episode free from anywhere

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Sky's hit comedy drama series starring Michelle Keegan, Joseph Gilgun and Damien Molony is back! Read on as we explain how to watch Brassic season 2 online for free - stream every new episode of the show no matter where you are in the world right now. Following a group of hapless mates around the fictitious rural Lancashire town of Hawley, the trio thieve, bribe and joyride their way through life

Calculator Hacked for Cheating Includes a Secret OLED Screen, Wifi, and Even a Chat Function

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To discourage cheating, high schools and colleges limit what gadgets can be brought into an exam, and they require students to use very basic calculators if math is involved. But that doesn’t mean cheating is impossible, it just requires considerably more effort , like upgrading a dumb Casio calculator with a secret… Read more...

How do you feel about the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con gamepads?

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Although the Nintendo Switch has quickly risen to be one of the best-selling consoles of all time, its built-in controllers have had a bumpier reception from fans. Some players have experienced a ‘drift’ issue that causes one or both thumbsticks to move things on the screen by themselves. A few also had issues with the Bluetooth connection. And then there were the lawsuits: One alleged the Joy-Co

“Soft pull” credit cards: Are they worth it?

The Points Guy / 2h
A credit card application will usually result in what’s called a “hard pull” on your credit report. A hard pull signals that you are looking at opening a new line of credit. New inquiries on your credit report from hard pulls make up a fraction of your credit score, which means it’s important to be mindful of how many hard pulls are on your report. Applying for a new credit card (or any line of c

Google launches ‘Read Along,’ a free app that helps young children practice reading

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Google today is launching a new app, Read Along , that aims to help elementary school students practice their reading skills and stay educationally engaged amid school closures due to coronavirus. The new Android app is based on Google’s existing application, Bolo, which launched in India last year with a catalog of read-along stories in both English and Hindi. The updated and rebranded version i

Animal Crossing gave Switch the coronavirus immunity Nintendo needed

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While a lot of companies are struggling to adjust during the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems that Nintendo is doing just fine. The company has shared its financial results for the fiscal year 2020, which ended on March 31st. It kicked off its report with a big reveal, noting that operating profit and net profit were up 41.1% and 33.3% over … Continue reading

Sidewalk Labs shuts down Toronto project

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Sidewalk Labs is closing its project in Toronto, the company said in a brief statement on Thursday . “For the last two-and-a-half years, we have been passionate about making Quayside happen — indeed, we have invested time, people, and resources in Toronto, including opening a 30-person office on the waterfront,” wrote Sidewalk Labs chief executive, Dan Doctoroff in a blog post. “But as unpreceden

Zoom acquires security startup Keybase to offer end-to-end encryption

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In its latest effort to beef up security, Zoom has acquired Keybase , a popular startup that provides encrypted communication services -- like secure messaging and file sharing . The deal is part of Zoom’s 90-day plan to address security issues brought to light by the recent surge in demand. In a blog post , Zoom said it plans to offer an end-to-end encrypted meeting mode to all paid accounts in

View of trees in swamp on Belle Isle. Handwritten on sleeve:...

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View of trees in swamp on Belle Isle. Handwritten on sleeve: “In the swamp, Belle Isle. May 7, 1905.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Lime now owns Uber's Jump bike and scooter service

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With most people social distancing and working from home, ride sharing services have seen dramatically less usage. The Information reported last month that Uber’s bookings are down 80 percent, and on Wednesday the company announced it will lay off 3,700 employees . That hasn’t stopped them from conducting major business transactions, though. Uber -- a ride sharing company -- is leading a $170 mil

Everyone doing at-home workouts needs one of these for sore muscles

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Grab a Dyson for $100 off and start spring cleaning the right way

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TL;DR: As of May 7, you can take $100 off some of Dyson's top-rated vacuums at Best Buy. Spring cleaning is in full effect. Well, it should be anyway. May is here and flowers aren't the only things that have arrived. You may be pulling in dirt from your garden or dealing with plain old dust that is a lot more visible in this spring sunshine. Whatever it is, you're gonna need the right ammo to get

DJI Matrice 300 drone offers nearly an hour of flight

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DJI has a new drone ready to take flight, and the Matrice 300 RTK flying platform distinguishes itself with a hefty 55 minutes of flight time. Intended for commercial use, the new drone – and the Zenmuse H20 Series hybrid, multi-sensor camera launching alongside it – is capable of beaming a Full HD video from more than nine miles away. … Continue reading

Watch Microsoft's Xbox Series X gameplay stream here at 11AM ET

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Microsoft’s first Xbox 20/20 stream , which will showcase gameplay from upcoming third-party Xbox Series X games, starts at 11AM ET. You can watch the entire Inside Xbox live stream below or follow along as we write about the latest news to come out of the event. As for what you can expect to see, we know Ubisoft will share footage of Assassin’s Creed Vahalla in action. Beyond that, Head of Xbox

How to Set Up Fancy Icons (Favicons) for Your Website

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Favicons are the tiny icons that you see on browser tabs. They’re usually just simple ICO files, but in recent years they’ve become like an icon for your website, with numerous competing sizes and types. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

LG's New Velvet Phone is a Nearly Flagship Phone for a Nearly Flagship Price

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LG’s “worst kept secret” has been its upcoming Velvet smartphone, led in part by teasers from the company. Well, now it’s not a “secret” anymore, as the company officially unveiled it with an initial release in South Korea. The approximately $700 mid-range phone includes all the specs you can expect to find on Android mid-range phones. And a headphone jack. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

British Airways owner plans to resume flights in July but warns demand won’t recover for 3 years

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British Airways expects to resume part of its operations as of July. International Airlines Group (IAG), the owner of British Airways, Aer Lingus and Iberia, among others, said that it expects its airlines to take a “meaningful return to service” in July at the earliest. The resumption of flights by July depends on the easing of lockdown and travel restrictions , IAG CEO Willie Walsh said in the

Eager to Corral the Coronavirus, U.K. Tests a Disputed Tracing App

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The British government’s tool to track infected people puts it at odds with Apple and Google on privacy.

Zoom makes first ever acquisition in quest to boost security

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Video conferencing giant Zoom has announced its first ever acquisition, as part of its quest to bolster the security facilities of its platform. The firm has acquired secure messaging and file-sharing service Keybase, brought in to help Zoom build end-to-end encryption capable of scaling to the level made necessary by the platform's recent surge in popularity. In a blog post , Zoom CEO Eric S. Yu

Oculus Quest back in stock at Very: grab the 128GB VR headset before it's too late

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The Oculus Quest VR headset is now back in stock at Very, after some considerable stock shortages over the last few weeks. That means the 128GB virtual reality headset is now available once more, and you can claim yours with either a charging dock or case bundled in as well. Half-Life fans will also be happy to know that Alyx is also available to play on the Quest system. That's right, move fast,

Inside the black market trading communities of 'Animal Crossing'

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Top VCs discuss how COVID-19 is impacting robotics

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In the space of several weeks, COVID-19 has transformed countless industries and will continue to do so in ways we can only imagine. The pandemic has also spurred many to find new ways to work and keep society moving amid physical distancing, stay-at-home orders and mass hospitalizations. For years, robotics and automation have been a looming presence in a number of fields ranging from shipping a

Coronavirus: Scam sites selling masks and fake cures taken down

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More than 160,000 suspicious emails have been reported to a new scam-busting service in two weeks.

How to Unsubscribe From Automated Text Messages

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If you have a smartphone, you’re probably getting text message alerts. Security codes from your bank, coupons from restaurants, messages from political campaigns—the list goes on and on. Here’s how to stop getting unwanted automated texts from an organization. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

YouTube TV Will Get 14 More ViacomCBS Channels This Summer

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YouTube TV has a pretty good selection as far as cord-cutting streaming services go, but there are a few notable holes compared to most basic cable lineups. This summer some of those holes will go away, as CordCutters reports that YouTube TV will expand its selection of channels from the ViacomCBS media group. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

GeForce NOW Streaming Adds 19 New Games, Including 'Population Zero'

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GeForce NOW has taken a few lumps the last couple of months, with major publishers and developers exiting the platform. But the game streaming service continues to expand its library of PC-based games available to stream on desktops, laptops, mobile, and the NVIDIA SHIELD set-top box.. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Save up to 37% on AUKEY's Dual Dash Cam Gear

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AUKEY 1080p DR03 Dual Dash Cams | $94 | Use code Z8UDM42L AUKEY 1080p DR02 Dual Dash Cams | $96 | Use code VHFZN8TP AUKEY Dash Cam Hardware Kit | $15 | Amazon | Use code AGUQYTCZ AUKEY Dash Cam GPS Kit | $15 | Amazon | Use code ZQCZU7MB Read more...

Shrugging Off Pandemic, Tesla Prepares to Restart CA Factory

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Restarting Production According to the San Francisco Chronicle , Elon Musk-led electric car company Tesla is planning to restart “some” car production at its factory in Fremont, California. It’s still unclear when Tesla is planning to do so, or if such an action would qualify as a violation of state shelter-in-place orders. Tweetstorm A handful of Tesla employees have returned to the facility to

Google's Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL are $350 off at Best Buy

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If you missed the chance to buy the Pixel 4 when Best Buy discounted it to $450 last month , you now have another opportunity to pick up Google's latest flagship at a compelling price. Best Buy has once again reduced the 64GB model Pixel 4 to $450 and the 128GB model to $550 with same-day carrier activation. You'll pay an extra $50 to activate later, but when you consider the Pixel 4 was $800 whe

Updates From Westworld, Avatar 2, and More

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Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson could team up again for a new comic book adaptation. Neve Campbell says she’s been broached about the fifth Scream film . Phil Lord offers a tiny tease of the work on Into the Spider-Verse 2 . Joel McHale talks his Stargirl filming experience. Plus, another Sword and Shield fave is coming… Read more...

Xbox Series X gameplay reveal: Where and when to watch Inside Xbox today

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It’s a big day for Xbox fans, because today we’ll get our first look at Xbox Series X gameplay footage. This reveal has been a long time coming – Microsoft has been hyping up this console for nearly at a year at this point, and yet we haven’t seen any gameplay footage from titles that will be on the console. … Continue reading

Scientists find the first evidence of Martian rivers in long-term action

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Scientist have known that Mars, at some point in its life, had water on its surface. Scientists have now found the first evidence of rivers in long-term action preserved in the rock of an exposed cliff-face on the Red Planet. The team says that rivers continuously shifted in their gullies, creating sandbanks similar to the Rhine or rivers found in … Continue reading

This origami face shield folds for more protection against exposure to COVID-19

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Happyshield is a new open-source origami style face mask designed for fast and cheap mass production. It offers full face protection and is fully adjustable to help meet the wearers needs. Happyshield is one of The Index Project's 2021 nominees for innovative design solutions that address genuine needs and hold the potential to improve life. Read more... More about Design , Origami , Coronavirus

Games Without Fans Could Help Level the Playing Field

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Research suggests that finishing England’s Premier League season in empty stadiums would reduce refereeing bias and allow players to perform at their best.

Should You Postpone Your Child's Well Visit During the Pandemic?

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Recently, my son turned one year old, and with this milestone, he was due for his 12-month wellness visit. Or—wait—was he? I thought navigating appropriate finger foods for my son was tricky, then the world threw me a pandemic curveball. I wondered if the stay-at-home order in my state of Indiana, and the necessary… Read more...

What Doug Parker Should Say To American Airlines Employees And Customers Right Now

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American Airlines hasn't been perfect, but it's charted a path different from United and even Delta through the pandemic. They've generally honored refunds for cancelled flights, rather than choosing to illegally conserve cash the way United and others have attempted to do, and they're plotting a course to avoid employee furloughs. But they're not capturing the value from these moves because they

YouTube brings more ad formats and measurement to TVs

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YouTube is giving advertisers a few more tools to reach consumers and measure ad effectiveness on TVs. These tools already exist for YouTube on other platforms, but now the Google -owned video service is bringing them to connected televisions. In a blog post , it says this is in response to how YouTube viewership has grown dramatically on TVs in the past year. And this is growth is happening acro

nextmv picks up $2.7M to optimize and test decision models for the logistics industry

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Optimization. Efficiency. Data-driven decisions. If I had a nickel for every time I hear these words from founders I’d be long retired. And yet, the process involved in achieving resource optimization, efficiency and making truly data-driven decisions is laborious to say the least, and usually involves an immense amount of talent and resources. And then there was nextmv . The YC-backed company, l

Entry-level doesn’t mean spartan with the 2021 Kia Seltos

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The 2021 Kia Seltos is the brand's entry-level crossover and joins one of the most competitive parts of the car market. [credit: Kia ] By now, you'd think the last thing the automotive world needs more of is small crossover SUVs. In order to garner any kind of notice in this crowded field of vehicles that include the Ford EcoSport , Nissan Kicks , Honda's HR-V, Toyota's C-HR and a smorgasbord of

Alitalia Gets Massive New Cash Injection From Italy

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Alitalia has just secured an additional three billion Euros in funding from the Italian government. Alitalia gets new cash injection Reuters is reporting that the Italian government will be injecting a further three billion Euros worth of capital into Alitalia, as there are plans for the airline to be nationalized. This is according to Italy’s Industry Minister, Stefano Patuanelli. This comes aft

YouTube TV is adding 14 ViacomCBS channels to its lineup

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Thanks to an expanded, multi-year distribution agreement between Google and ViacomCBS, YouTube TV will add another 14 channels. BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1 will arrive on YouTube TV this summer. BET Her, MTV2, Nick Jr., NickToons, TeenNick and MTV Classic will join the platform in the future, but the partners didn’t announce when. YouTube TV will

Looking for iPhone 11 deals? This one plan is beating the rest

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Remember the iPhone 11 ? It was the Apple device receiving all of the hype right up until Apple went all affordable and launched the iPhone SE . Now, we want to bring the attention back to iPhone 11 deals with a bargain of a purchase. Coming in on the Three network, this deal has undercut the market for price while still managing to go big on data, calls and texts. Landing you the iPhone with 100

New Apple TV 4K leak claims an upgraded streaming model 'could drop at any time'

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Is there a new Apple TV 4K model on the way? That's the claim being made by tech analyst Jon Prosser, after a tweet seemingly revealing the existence – and in-house codename – of the next-gen Apple TV streaming device. Prosser writes that a new Apple TV 4K "could drop at any time", while hinting that he may hear firmer details of a release date down the line. According to the leak, the model will

We All Want To Improve Our Gut Health. But How Do We Know What Works?

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Futurism fans: To create this content, a non-editorial team worked with an affiliate partner. We may collect a small commission on items purchased through this page. This post does not necessarily reflect the views or the endorsement of the editorial staff. The human gut microbiome is the community of symbiotic bacteria and other microorganisms that live in the digestive tract. Over

Uber leads $170M Lime investment, offloads Jump to Lime

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Lime has announced that it has raised a $170 million funding round. Uber is the leading investor with existing investors Alphabet, Bain Capital Ventures, GV and others also participating. The Information first reported on the new funding round before the official announcement. As part of the deal, Lime is also acquiring Uber’s micromobility subsidiary Jump . There will be more integrations betwee

As investing apps boom, Public doubles down on its social focus

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Savings and investing apps are having a moment . While many startups are struggling in the wake of COVID-19 and its economic impacts, services that help regular folks save a bit more or invest their funds are seeing a demand boom . Coming into 2020 on the back of a huge fundraising year for the fintech cohort, it’s a welcome result for investors and founders alike Public , a startup whose app all

Harbr emerges from stealth to help build online data marketplaces

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Harbr co-founder Anthony Cosgrove has been working with data for over 15 years, so he has an inkling of some of the problems associated with pulling data together in a way that makes it easy for others to consume, whether internally or externally. Like many entrepreneurs before him, he decided to start a company to solve that problem, and today it came out of stealth. Cosgrove explained that in h

8 Non-Combat Roleplaying Games for When You're a Lover, Not a Fighter

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It can be fun getting into a squabble with some goblins in a dungeon , or facing off against an army of Jem’Hadar . But what about those times you want to play a roleplaying game where violence is off the table? Here are some picks for those times when you’d prefer a little romance , mystery, or some good old fashioned… Read more...

Mercedes talks about how far steering wheels have come

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Drivers take for granted that the steering wheel has always been around. No matter which brand of vehicle you purchase, they all have steering wheels and common controls. That wasn’t always the case with the first Mercedes-Benz cars using a simple tiller for steering. Mercedes is talking up its new E-Class that will launch in the summer of 2020 that … Continue reading

AMD gives a free boost to some of its graphics cards – here’s how to get it

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AMD’s Radeon RX 5600 XT launch was a muddled affair, but the company has now clarified which models have faster memory out-of-the-box, and which require a BIOS update to be applied for a not inconsiderable performance boost. AMD’s announcement on Twitter put, shall we say, a positive spin on things, noting that the 5600 XT can hit 14Gbps (as opposed to the initially intended 12Gbps) in terms of m

Nintendo sells a lot more Switches, as people stay at home playing Animal Crossing

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A couple of weeks ago, we noted some new NPD numbers pointing to a very good March for the Switch. Nintendo’s financials this week bear out the predicted surge in popularity for the three-year-old console. The company has sold 21 million Switch units in the past year, handily beating a 19.5 million forecast. 6.2 million of those systems were the newer, cheaper Switch Lite, which hit the market in

Hub Security raises $5M Series A for its cryptography platform

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Hub Security , a Tel Aviv-based startup that developed a software and hardware platform for cryptographic operations, today announced that it has raised a $5 million Series A round led by AXA Ventures . Crowdfunding platform OurCrowd also participated in this round. Like most companies at the Series A stage, the company plans to use the investment to expand its team and technology offerings. On t

Gocycle’s GXi is a folding e-bike with few equals

100+Engadget / 4h
Gocycle doesn't have the history to match cycling giants like Trek, Raleigh and Bianchi. In the folding e-bike space, however, it's one of the oldest contenders. Karbon Kinetics, the company behind the brand, was founded in 2002 and launched its first electric bicycle, the G1, in 2009. While not the first electric folder , its distinctive looks and quick-release wheels earned plenty of praise . O

Help Local Booksellers by Using These Amazon Alternatives

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Whether you love or hate Amazon doesn’t matter. Right now, two facts are clear: It’s probably taking you a bit longer to receive non-essential items from the retail giant, depending on what you’re ordering and when you’re ordering it, and there are a ton of small businesses going out of business right now because of… Read more...

Coronavirus contact-tracing: World split between two types of app

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The UK is testing its own design but a Google-Apple initiative is winning over many other nations.

Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder dances and sings for the keenest drivers

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Lamborghini has a new version of its V10 Huracán sports car, with the Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder dropping both the roof and the AWD for maximum reward. Announced today with the automaker’s first use of augmented reality – since in-person events are off the table right now – the new Spyder may not have a roof but it still … Continue reading

Ford releases valuable self-driving car data

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YouTube joins forces with film industry to launch digital film festival

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Lenovo ThinkPad E14 and E15 get AMD’s Ryzen 4000

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Lenovo has a bevy of new ThinkPad E Series notebooks, all packing AMD’s Ryzen 4000 Series processors. The Lenovo ThinkPad E14 and E15 can be fitted out with up the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U CPU, and though they’re focused particularly on small and medium sized businesses, there’s plenty here that consumers might like too. That includes Lenovo’s focus on toughness, … Continue reading

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ExpressVPN is an easy #1 choice as our favorite service on the web. It's fast, secure, easy-to-use and has great 24/7 support - we have no reservations putting at the top of our best VPN pops. So it will cost a fortune then, right? Actually, no - sign up for for its 12-month subscription and you'll get 49% off the normal monthly price including an extra 3 months free. So that's a year's worth of

The Best Coffee Grinders We've Tested (Burr, Manual, Blade)

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Get more joy from your java by freshly grinding whole beans with one of these.

Four Things The President Of Emirates Believes About The Coronavirus Crisis in Aviation

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Emirates President Sir Tim Clark is set to retire in June after 35 years with the airline and 17 as in his current role. The 70 year old, who began his career at British Caledonian in 1972, gave an interview offering his perspective on where the airline industry is headed as it grapples with the coronavirus crisis. There are four key takeaways - including a challenging view of the virus itself an

Sony is going after the Powerbeats Pro with its new sport-friendly true wireless earbuds

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Sony is taking Apple’s Powerbeats Pro headphones head-on with its new workout-friendly wireless earbuds, the Sony WF-SP800N, that sport an 18-hour battery life (9 on board and 9 in the case) and an IP55 rating that make them water-resistant. That’s pretty much right on par with the Powerbeats Pro, but in addition to sharing some similarities with Apple’s sport earbuds Sony is taking things one st

Talk to kids about online porn, because they're finding it during the pandemic

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During the coronavirus pandemic, stressed out parents have embraced screens as a reliable way to keep their kids entertained for hours at a time. But amidst the classroom Zoom calls, marathon Minecraft sessions, and YouTube bingeing, there may be an unwelcome distraction: porn. Kids find porn online regardless of whether there's a global pandemic that's forced more than 50 million of them to stay

Google Lens can now help you pronounce the words it translates

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Google Lens already helps you search for stuff via pictures, which is handy if you want to know what a particular type of plant is or what a statue is called. Now though, it’s getting a few new features to help you be more productive. From today, you’ll be able to use the notes copy/paste feature — which lets you save text from paper documents to your phone — on your computer as well. Just tap “c

Sony's latest true wireless earbuds offer ANC and adaptive sound for $200

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If Sony’s new WF-XB700 doesn’t seem like your cup of tea, the company has another set of true wireless earbuds making their debut this spring. Today, Sony announced the WF-SP800N ( $200 ): a long overdue update to it’s sports-focused earbuds that debuted in 2018 . While the recently announced WF-XB700 is the company’s most affordable true wireless option at $130, the WF-SP800N is now the mid-rang

AMD's New $100 Processors Are Magnificent Little Beasts Worth Every Penny

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What exactly will just a $100 get you in a desktop CPU? A lot. If I wanted to build a new rig on a budget, and I wanted to do it sooner rather than later, I could buy either AMD’s Ryzen 3 3100 or Ryzen 3 3300X and know I’m getting a solid deal. They perform flawlessly out of the box and pack a surprising amount of… Read more...

Sony’s New Noise-Canceling Workout Earbuds Have the Best Sound You Can Buy

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Sony’s WF-1000XM3s raised the bar for noise canceling capabilities on wireless earbuds, but a lack of waterproofing and a $230 price tag limited where they could be used. Wearing them on rainy days or during sweaty workouts just wasn’t worth the risk. But Sony’s new WF-SP800N earbuds not only pair noise-cancellation… Read more...

UK’s NHS COVID-19 app lacks robust legal safeguards against data misuse, warns committee

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A UK parliamentary committee that focuses on human rights issues has called for primary legislation to be put in place to ensure that legal protections wrap around the national coronavirus contact tracing app. The app, called NHS COVID-19, is being fast tracked for public use — with a test ongoing this week in the Isle of Wight. It’s set to use Bluetooth Low Energy signals to log social interacti

Extra Crunch Live: Join Hunter Walk for our live chat right now

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Today at 10am PDT, two-thirds of the Equity crew are sitting down with Hunter Walk , a venture capitalist with Homebrew and well-known seed-stage investor. Continuing TechCrunch’s running series of Extra Crunch Live discussions with prominent people in the tech industry, bringing Walk in for a discussion is fitting. Our recent chat with Sequoia Roelof Botha’s gave us a slightly later-stage look a

Sony WF-SP800N puts noise cancellation in waterproof earbuds

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Sony has a new set of active noise canceling earbuds, with the WF-SP800N offering a more fitness-focused twist on the flagship WF-1000XM3. Like those well-reviewed earbuds, the new SP800N are fully wireless and promise adjustable noise cancellation, but there are a few good reasons you might want to go for this cheaper pair. Price, as you might have guessed, is … Continue reading

Google Lens updates make learning at home a bit easier

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Google Assistant may take the lion’s share of Google’s AI exploits but Google Lens are eyes through which it sees. Deeply integrated with Google Search and its knowledge graph, Google Lens has long allowed users to search with their phone’s eyes rather than with their thumbs. During this period of lockdowns and quarantines, Google is taking those features up a … Continue reading

Why Does HBO Have So Many Streaming Services?

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HBO’s parent, WarnerMedia, is confusing the masses by launching a new broader streaming service called HBO Max alongside existing services HBO NOW and HBO Go. The reasons why form a complex but fascinating history of modern American media development. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple gives $10 million from its manufacturing fund to a COVID-19 testing firm

100+Engadget / 5h
Apple has awarded $10 million to Copan Diagnostics , a company that manufactures COVID-19 sample collection kits. The funds will help Copan scale up its coronavirus sample kit production capability from several thousand to over a million kits a week by early July. Apple is drawing on its Advanced Manufacturing Fund — normally reserved for close suppliers like Corning — showing the relative urgenc

The Space Force Is About to Launch a Mysterious Spacecraft

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Behind The Curtain Officials from the U.S. Space Force announced Wednesday that the military branch will launch a new mission on May 16 — using the mysterious X-37B space plane to do so, which has spent years at a time in orbit without any public-facing explanation. The X-37B will be ferrying a scientific research satellite into orbit, CNET reports , which will conduct experiments for other branc

Wow: Aeroplan Will Sell Miles For One Cent Each

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Reminder : Aeroplan will start selling miles at this link for as little as $0.01 USD each as of 10AM ET. I imagine miles will sell out at the lowest cost almost instantly, so you’ll want to be quick. Aeroplan has been doing a phenomenal job engaging members during the COVID-19 crisis. Air Canada is extending elite status and even giving people the option to gift status to others , and has also in

View of cocktail lounge at Detroit Athletic Club. Bartender and...

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View of cocktail lounge at Detroit Athletic Club. Bartender and waiter stand at bar; chairs and tables in foreground. Label on back: “D.A.C. News, May, 1944. Cover, view of the cocktail lounge. Color photography by Jeffery White Studio.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020) review: If it ain’t broke, give it a new keyboard

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13-inch MacBook Pro (2020) $1,299 (starting) View Product The Good Magic Keyboard • Solid performance • Generous storage capacity The Bad Expensive • Low-quality camera • Underwhelming battery life The Bottom Line Out of all four configurations, the $1,799 13-inch MacBook Pro is your best option. In addition to the Magic Keyboard, it packs the latest Intel processor for strong performance and ple

Du witnesses 40% increase in fixed and mobile traffic in April due to Covid-19

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Education and healthcare sectors benefited the most from the reliability of the network infrastructure during the lockdown due to the Covid-19 and maximise their value, CTO of EITC said. Saleem Al Blooshi, Chief Technology Officer at EITC, the parent company of du, said at the Gitex Global virtual seminar that du has seen a 40% increase in fixed and mobile traffic and sudden shift from the normal

Apple MacBook Pro review (13-inch, 2020): Easier to recommend

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I had a feeling I’d be reviewing a new 13-inch MacBook Pro sooner rather than later. When Apple refreshed the MacBook Air back in March with a new keyboard, I knew it was only a matter of time before the company did the same for the 13-inch Pro. Sure enough, earlier this week Apple unveiled a new model with the so-named Magic Keyboard already in use on the Air and 16-inch MacBook Pro . With that,

How to Pair AirPods With an Apple Watch

How-To Geek / 5h
AirPods, AirPod Pros, and other headphones with a W1 or H1 chip, like the Powerbeats Pro, should pair automatically with an Apple Watch. This works if they’ve already been paired with an iPhone or iPad linked to your iCloud account. If they don’t, you’ll need to do some quick troubleshooting. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Which Fabric Face Mask Designs Will Keep You Safest?

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Whether you’re planning to purchase some masks or sew your own, the type of fabric and construction matter. Here’s what you need to know. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Power Your New iPhone SE With These Killer Wireless Chargers

How-To Geek / 5h
Apple’s new iPhone SE may look like an iPhone 8, but it packs some new features that are usually reserved for premium phones. One of these features is wireless charging—something that very few Apple fans expected at this price. But now that you have your SE, which wireless charger should you order? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Facebook update crashes TikTok and other rivals

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The social network apologised after a software update affects several popular apps on iPhones.

B2B SaaS growth may be on a path to recovery

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Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. As the economy has worsened, the market for many goods and services has slowed. Some SaaS products have found themselves immune, or even boosted by recently changes in consumer and business consumption patterns and travel habits. Software that aids in remote work, for example, ha

Hear how to build a sales team at Disrupt SF 2020

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We live in a time when old playbooks about how to build a company are suddenly out the window. Some VCs are questioning whether it’s even worth having a true sales team for early stage startups when there is nobody to sell to right now. But eventually you will need to have people in place to help sell what you’re building, and you’re going to have to think about what selling in this new reality i

Symend raises $52M to help mediate when customers are at risk of defaulting on payments

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With unemployment growing at a worrying rate , we’re seeing a lot more people finding themselves in hot water when it comes to their finances. Today a startup that’s built a platform to help identify and help those users when they find themselves unable to make payments is announcing a very large growth round of funding to meet new demands for its services. Symend , a Calgary, Canada-based compan

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch review

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With the new MacBook, Apple closes one of the more unfortunate product chapters in its history. The upgraded 13-inch mercifully marks the end of the failed five-year experiment that was the butterfly switch. I won’t go into too much detail here. If you’ve purchased a MacBook in the past several years, you almost certainly know what I’m talking about — the keys that stuck, the others that seemed t

ESO astronomers discover a black hole only 1000 light-years from Earth

SlashGear / 5h
A group of astronomers from the European Southern Observatory, or ESO, and other institutes has discovered a black hole that’s only 1000 light-years from Earth. While the distance is vast, the new black hole is closer to our Solar System than any other black hole found so far. The black hole forms part of a triple system that can be … Continue reading

Box makes quick decision to add new collaboration capabilities in face of pandemic

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When the shutdown began six weeks ago, the powers that be at Box sat down for a meeting to discuss the situation. They weren’t in the same room of course. They were like everyone else, separated by the virus, but they saw this as a key moment for Box as a company. They had been talking about digital transformation for years, trying to help customers get there with their cloud content management p

DJI’s latest industrial drone has 55 minute flight time, 15 km video range

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DJI took the wraps off its latest drone today. Targeting industrial users, the Matrice 300 builds on the company’s Matrice platform, and sports a host of improvements from longer battery life, object detection sensors on all six sides and a 15 km video transmission range. The Matrice line has long been DJI’s all-in-one industrial product offering. These models are much larger and more utilitarian

Atlanta Airport Once Again Vies For Most Corrupt In The Nation

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Atlanta's airport is the most corrupt in the country (although in fairness Detroit may be a close second ). In Atlanta if you want to open a restaurant you donate to a political campaign and pay the former mayor’s daughter. The airport’s former manager was fired for being insufficiently corrupt, and then the city council buried the payments that bought his silence. Now a new bribery scandal and a

US firms can now work with Huawei on 5G standards

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The US government plans to give engineers from US companies permission to participate in standards discussions that involve Huawei. American companies are currently banned from doing business with Huawei following a decision by the US Department of Commerce to blacklist the Chinese mobile giant last year on national security grounds. Despite legal challenges, the ban remains in place, although so

Taika Waititi Will Direct a Star Wars Movie

300+Wired / 5h
As the *Thor: Ragnarok* director prepares to go to a galaxy far, far away, Tom Cruise considers a trip to space.

Covid-19's Scary Blood Clots Aren't That Surprising

500+Wired / 5h
There's more than a century of research linking clogged blood vessels to infectious diseases.

This Bizarre Insect Is Building Shelters Out of Microplastic

100+Wired / 5h
Caddisfly larvae typically construct protective cases out of sand grains and silk. Now they're also using microplastic particles.

Frontier Airlines Shamed For Wrong Reasons

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If you ask me, this outrage towards Frontier Airlines is completely unwarranted. Frontier Airlines’ “More Room” concept A couple of days ago I wrote about Frontier Airlines’ “More Room” concept — the airline was going to start selling seats that include a guaranteed empty middle seat. Most airlines have long let you purchase a second seat if you want more room, so I think this was a smart concept

Games For Change opens free registrations for its virtual 2020 festival

63Engadget / 5h
For the first time in its 17-year history, the Games For Change Festival will be free to attend. Registration for the event opens today , with the festival itself taking place between July 14th and 16th. Despite being online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, they'll still be workshops, demos and networking sessions to take part in. As in past years, they'll also be an awards ceremony hon

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day Over a Distance

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If you’re bound to spend Mother’s Day separated because of social distancing or other logistical reasons, there are still lots of ways to celebrate the ones who made us. Bring family together, wherever they are, and find ways to celebrate. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Maserati MC20 prototype spied cruising the streets of Milan

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The all-new 2020 Maserati MC20 super sports car was anticipated to debut at the end of this month. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we won’t be seeing the production version until September 2020 at the latest. And just recently, Maserati released a few spy images of the MC20 prototype circling at night in the Piazza degli Affari in Milan, … Continue reading

Horror of horrors! India's search on Google is interesting

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The times we live in are as such horror-filled. So one would think horror movies would be the last thing that people would want to watch during the pandemic-induced lockdown. But real life is stranger than fiction. And, as it happens, the search on Google for "horror movies" went up by --- hold your breath --- 950% in India . In a report, Google indicated that Indians, understandably, are spendin

Astronomers have discovered closest black hole yet in trinary star system

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Enlarge / Artist’s impression showing orbits of the objects in the HR 6819 triple system. There is an inner binary with one star (orbit in blue) and a newly discovered black hole (orbit in red), as well as a third star in a wider orbit (also in blue). (credit: ESO/L. Calçada) Astronomers with the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have discovered a black hole that is the nearest such object yet

YouTube Music's Explore tab is now out for Android and iOS users

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If YouTube Music’s Explore tab still hadn’t made an appearance in your app the last time you looked, check again. The feature, which was first released a couple of weeks ago, has now full rolled out to all Android and iOS users. Google designed the tab as a destination that can help you find new music. You can filter singles, albums and music videos by genre or “mood” like “chill” and “focus.” Bu

Nvidia’s reportedly readying 5nm graphics cards for 2021 in an effort to crush AMD

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Nvidia is reportedly preparing to make 5nm graphics cards in 2021, having booked capacity with chipmaker TSMC already. This is according to DigiTimes (as highlighted by Wccftech ), which asserts that Nvidia has already pre-booked 5nm production at TSMC for next year, in order to make next-gen graphics products purportedly based on the Hopper architecture (following the revelation of a 5nm chip fo

New York schools remove Zoom ban after security pledge

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The NYC Department of Education has once again allowed schools to use Zoom for conducting virtual online classes. This decision came in after the Zoom agreed to make a customized version of the app for schools in accordance with the federal and state privacy laws, having been banned in April over security concerns. The updated version of the app though looks identical to the regular Zoom applicat

Apple awards $10 million to rapidly scale COVID-19 sample collection kit production

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Apple has awarded $10 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to COPAN Diagnostics, a company focused on producing sample collection kits for testing COVID-19 to hospitals in the U.S. The money comes from the fund that Apple established to support the development and growth of U.S.-based manufacturing, but is particularly notable because to date, the fund has been used to support companies t

Alle iPhone 12 modellen krijgen 5G, maar met enkele beperkingen

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De lekken over de iPhone 12 verschijnen nu steeds sneller. Het laatste gerucht geeft ons meer informatie over de 5G-connectiviteit die je kunt verwachten op de volgende iPhone. Jon Prosser , een analist en tech leaker, beweert te hebben gehoord dat alle nieuwe iPhone 12 modellen (en dat zouden er vier moeten zijn) in staat zullen zijn om met 5G-netwerken verbinding te maken. Er zijn weliswaar enk

Liberty’s Virgin Media and Telefonica’s O2 to merge in the UK in $39B deal

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The regulators said “NO” when Telefonica tried to combine its O2 operations in the UK with rival carrier, Hutchison-owned Three, back in 2015 . But Telefonica didn’t let go of the idea of divestment, and five years later, in the middle of a health pandemic with related threats of a global economic depression looming over us, comes the latest effort on that front. Telefonica and Liberty Global tod

The Morning After: Microsoft unveiled the Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2

100+Engadget / 6h
Need another reason to be skeptical of smart home devices? Last night, Wink emailed customers to inform them its home automation business is changing to a subscription business model . Customers can either sign up for a $5 per month service fee (with no immediate upgrades or features) or lose access to control via apps and all automations. And they have one week to decide -- the new policy goes i

ASRock Z490 AQUA is a limited-edition water-cooled motherboard for gamers

SlashGear / 6h
Nothing shouts “gamer” or “PC modder” than an LED light show of a desktop PC tower, or at least that seems to be the line of thinking that ASRock wants to convey. Of course, that’s pretty much the stereotypical image most people have of PC gamers and users who love to customize their desktops. Of course, those aren’t just for … Continue reading

Simplify your online security with a single subscription

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TL;DR: A one-year subscription to Norton 360 Deluxe is on sale for £29.99, saving you 62% on list price. Working from home and home schooling has resulted in an increased demand for online security services, and that's a good thing. Everyone should be conscious of the risks associated with the online world, especially as scammers look to capitalise on the current situation. It's important for eve

Emirates President On The Future Of Aviation

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Emirates President Tim Clark is one of the brightest guys in the airline industry. He is one of the main people behind Emirates as we know it today, because he built the airline from the ground up. I don’t think there’s a person who has a better understanding of global aviation than he does. I could listen to Clark talk for hours. Whenever I fly Emirates (remember when flying was a thing?!) I alw

Google Home deals bring price cuts to Nest smart devices this week

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If you're kitting out your home with cheap smart speakers this week, you'll do well to take note of the latest Google Home deals hitting retailers across the US and UK right now. There are some excellent savings on offer right now, and they're perfect if you're looking to add some voice controlled pzazz to your abode. Google Nest deals are also on offer this week, with the Nest Mini coming in at

Urbanears takes on Apple AirPods with these candy-colored true wireless earbuds

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The Apple AirPods may among the most popular true wireless earbuds in the world, but their all-white aesthetic doesn't exactly make our hearts race with excitement when we take them out of their charging case – and it's a similar story across the personal audio market, which is flooded with minimalist monochrome earbuds . Swedish company Urbanears has gone its own way, however, with its latest tr

Why Meatpacking Plants Have Become Covid-19 Hot Spots

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Frigid temperatures, cramped conditions, and long hours put meat processing workers at higher risk for contracting the novel coronavirus.

As Cities Reopen, Outdoor Dining May Provide a Lifeline

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Restaurants are anxious to expand beyond takeout, and some researchers believe open-air transmission of the coronavirus is rare.

Why the Volkswagen Arteon's hands-free trunk matters in the age of coronavirus

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Modern technology could potentially find ways to help us deal with the coronavirus pandemic. There is some work being done by Apple and Google related to contact tracing, which alerts you about people who are infected. A few apps can also relay news and information for your area. Yet, what we will likely start seeing are minor tech improvements – touch-free shopping at grocery stores, gadgets tha

Here’s what to do if you have a negative balance on your credit cards

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Reader Questions are answered twice a week by TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Ethan Steinberg . Credit card balances tend to only move in one direction. The more you spend the higher they get, until you pay your bill and the number goes back to zero. However, with many people around the world canceling upcoming travel plans that they’ve already paid for due to the coronavirus , you may find

Hydrant raises $5.7 million Series A to help consumers hydrate faster

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Eight glasses of water a day. That’s the old recommendation you and I have heard growing up. And while we all know the importance of hydration to our health, some methods of hydration are more efficient than others. At least, that’s the premise that Hydrant was built on. The company, a wellness brand that launched out of New York in 2018, has today announced the close of a $5.7 million Series A f

YouTube TV to gain 14 more ViacomCBS channels in expanded distribution deal

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YouTube TV is expanding its lineup of channels thanks to a new, multi-year distribution agreement with ViacomCBS, announced this morning. The Google-owned streaming TV service is gaining 14 new ViacomCBS channels as a result of the deal, including news, sports, and entertainment offerings. It will also continue to carry CBS broadcast stations, CBS Sports Network, Pop TV, Smithsonian Channel, and

UK eyeing switch to Apple-Google API for coronavirus contacts tracing — report

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The UK may be rethinking its decision to shun Apple and Google’s API for its national coronavirus contacts tracing app, according to the Financial Times , which reported yesterday that the government is paying an IT supplier to investigate whether it can integrate the tech giants’ approach after all. As we’ve reported before coronavirus contacts tracing apps are a new technology which aims to rep

This venture firm in India is offering fast funding to early-stage startups in a time of uncertainty

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As investors get cautious about dealmaking in India amid the coronavirus outbreak and their appetite to fund early stage startups begins to evaporate, one venture capital fund is stepping up to make that void smaller. WaterBridge Ventures , an investor that has cut some of the earliest checks in startups such as edtech firms Unacademy and Doubtnut , and Atlan , which helps enterprises better mana

James Corden and Beanie Feldstein play the ultimate musical guessing game over Zoom

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You've got to hand it to James Corden's Late Late Show team – when it comes to Zoom-based guessing games, they've really cornered the market. So far we've had " Pet or Pillow " and " Pants or PJs ," and now it's time for an entertaining round of "Can They Play?" – a music-based guessing game in which Booksmart star Beanie Feldstein must work out which of six staffers can actually play the instrum

2021 Audi lineup gets more standard equipment and exterior updates

SlashGear / 7h
Audi of America has recently unveiled a full list of updates and pricing for its 2021 model year portfolio. Potential buyers can expect more standard equipment, updated infotainment and driver assistance systems, and exterior design updates from every new Audi vehicle. From the Audi A4 to the flagship Q8, here are the most crucial changes across the board. 2021 Audi … Continue reading

LG finally takes the wraps off its mid-range Velvet smartphone

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After weeks of teasers, leaks and announcements, LG has finally officially unveiled its Velvet phone in South Korea. Since we already knew pretty much everything about the device, the big news is that it’ll soon finally be available to buy — in South Korea at least; LG is expected to share details of the global launch later this month. As expected, the stylish mid-range phone is powered by Snapdr

Michael's Work-From-Home Setup: Triple-Monitor Desk Excess

52How-To Geek / 7h
I’ve been a web writer since 2010, working almost exclusively from home the entire time. Combined with obsessive hobbies in desktop building and PC gaming, my home office is … okay, I’m just going to admit it: excessive. But for the way that I work, and at least some of the ways I relax, it’s not impractical. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Should You Buy the 13-Inch MacBook Pro (2020)?

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Apple has completed the Magic Keyboard transition with a confusing update to the 13-inch MacBook Pro. There are now essentially two new versions: a low- and high-end. So, is the 13-inch MacBook Pro (2020) for you? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

We all know reusing passwords is dangerous, but most of us do it anyway

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The majority of web users are failing to heed warnings about the dangers of reusing passwords across multiple online accounts, despite widespread awareness of the issue. According to a new poll from LastPass by LogMeIn in aid of World Password Day 2020, 91% of users recognise the heightened risk of hacking and data breaches attached to reusing passwords, yet the majority (66%) continue to do so r

Sony may be about to launch a new ZV1 vlogging camera

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YouTubers could soon be treated to a new vlogging camera from Sony that'll be custom-made for video creators, according to rumors. Sony Alpha Rumors has reported that the ZV1, which it has classed as "wild rumor", will be announced on May 26 at 10AM / 3PM BST, which would be midnight AEST on May 27. This means the speculation should be taken with a heavy pinch of salt, although Sony Alpha Rumors

Xbox Series X gameplay reveal live blog: we'll be reporting live on the stream

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Today's the day! The day Microsoft offers up its Xbox Series X gameplay reveal event, where we'll finally get a look at next-gen games in action for the first time during a special episode of Inside Xbox. And the good news is you can follow along live right here, with our Xbox Series X gameplay reveal live blog, where we'll be providing expert analysis and opinion on everything that's announced.

NoiseFit Endure smartwatch to come with rugged build, IP68 rating

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Indian smart wearables and accessories brand, Noise is launching yet another smartwatch with the moniker NoiseFit Endure that is designed for durability and functionality. The smartwatch has hardened stainless steel bezels and an IP68 rating for water resistance. Looking like a classical round wristwatch, it boasts of an LCD display with 100 cloud-based watchfaces to choose from, doubling up as a

Samsung Galaxy S30 may be the best camera phone of 2021, according to leak

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It seems only months ago that we were reporting on Samsung Galaxy S20 leaks - in fact, it was - but the rumor mill is already spinning with speculation about the next Samsung flagship, which we're calling the Samsung Galaxy S30 for now, and the latest leak suggests in could have a seriously high-res main camera. This leak comes from Sammobile , a website with a good track record of reporting on u

TCL takes a lesson from Samsung, with QLED and 8K TVs for the UK

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TCL has now launched a number of new televisions for UK shoppers, including two premium 4K QLED TVs taking on high-end sets from the likes of Samsung. The new range includes the C71 QLED, which echoes Samsung’s flagship 8K QLED for 2020, the Q950TS , in pursuing a “frameless” design to accentuate the size of the screen. It's available in 50-inch (£499), 55-inch (£599), and 65-inch (£799) sizes. T

Facebook Discover offers free basic web browsing with plenty of catches

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Connecting to the Internet these days has become even more critical but it has also revealed just how wide the digital divide really is in many parts of the world. While many people do have phones, smartphones, or otherwise, not all of them have the capacity to stay online for prolonged periods. That is usually because of the prohibitive costs … Continue reading

Swiggy pivots for new image as all-purpose delivery company

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These are arguably the most difficult times for Swiggy, the app-based food delivery startup. With food delivery orders down by nearly 80%, and less than 40% of restaurants on it plying in 200 cities, Swiggy has had to quickly pivot to keep itself in the business. It smartly moved on to concierge services and grocery delivery. But its challenge now lies in convincing its customers to use it for mo

Electric Trucks Will Be True Signal of Electric Vehicle Era

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Electric Hummers and Cybertrucks, as well as the next generation of S.U.V.s, will signal the arrival of the E.V. era in America if they start to sell in big numbers.

The US has no idea how to manage all the testing data it’s collecting

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Imagine you’re an epidemiologist or public health expert in the US during the current crisis. Senior elected officials have just contacted you to ask your advice on whether it’s safe to ease some lockdown restrictions. To prepare your answer, you will need to take a closer look at what the covid-19 testing data says. Getting this data means going to the health department website of each jurisdict

Sony's flagship 4K OLED TV is now available – and it's way cheaper than we thought

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Sony's flagship 4K TV for 2020, the A8H OLED , has now launched in the UK. With Sony's top-of-the-range X1 Ultimate Picture Processor, a quality OLED panel, and a host of premium features and formats, the A8H is going to be a Sony TV to keep your eye on in 2020. While it doesn't reach the 8K specification of Sony's Z8H OLED , it also won't reach quite the same seismic pricing – and you'll be able

Rumor has it new AirPods are on the way – and they're not the AirPods X

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Rumors of a new pair of Apple AirPods have been smoldering for ages now, and a tweet from respected tech analyst Jon Prosser has stoked the fire after claiming that a new pair of Apple earbuds are "ready to ship". Prosser hasn't shared which model it could be – after all, there are multiple model names being floated around, including the AirPods Pro Lite and the AirPods 3 – but he has said that t

Rick and Morty season 5 shouldn't take as long to release as season 4 did

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Future seasons of Rick and Morty shouldn't require as much of a wait as season 4 did, according to star Chris Parnell. More than two years separated seasons 3 and 4, while around 18 months separated seasons 2 and 3. Four seasons in six-and-a-half years is relatively low for any show, but waiting has become part of the experience of being a Rick and Morty fan. Why might that change? In May 2018, R

Dtex, a specialist in insider threat cybersecurity, raises $17.5M

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A lot of enterprise cybersecurity efforts focus on malicious hackers that work on behalf of larger organizations, be they criminal groups or state actors — and for good reason, since the majority of incidents these days come from phishing and other malicious techniques that originate outside the enterprise itself. But there has also been a persistent, and now growing, focus also on “insider threa

Deep Render raises £1.6M for image compression tech that mimics ‘neural processes of the human eye’

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Deep Render , a London startup and spin-out of Imperial College that is applying machine learning to image compression, has raised £1.6 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Pentech, with participation from Speedinvest. Founded in mid-2017 by Arsalan Zafar and Chri Besenbruch, who met while studying Computer Science at Imperial College London, Deep Render wants to help solve the data cons

Countingup scores £4M bridge round for its small business banking and accounting app

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Countingup , the business current account that “automates” your accounting, has raised £4 million in self-described bridge funding. Leading the round is ING Ventures, with co-investment from Triple Point, CVentures, and BiG Start Ventures. Founded by Tim Fouracre, who previously founded cloud accounting software Clear Books, and now boasting 20,000 business customers, Countingup’s long term visio

What is the best Harry Potter book?

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Welcome to Pop Culture Throwdown , a weekly column where Mashable's Entertainment team tackles the big questions in life, like what Star Wars movie is best and which superhero would win in a fight. This week, we asked each other ( and all of you, on Twitter ): What's the best Harry Potter book? Let the throwdown begin. What's the best Harry Potter book and why? #PopCultureThrowdown — Mashable (@m

Try this fast and secure VPN for under $1

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TL;DR: A seven-day trial of PureVPN is available for $0.99 as of May 7, and you can cancel at anytime during that week. (Just look for the pop-up for this promotion.) The best VPN deals can generally only be accessed if you're willing to commit to a long contract, which isn't for everyone. It's especially daunting if you're completely new to VPNs. Most services do offer a money-back guarantee, wh

A Chinese hacking group is reportedly targeting governments across Asia

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A Chinese hacking group has been conducting “ongoing” espionage operations on foreign governments across Asia, according to security firm Check Point . Called Naikon, it has reportedly attacked governments in Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Brunei, targeting foreign affairs, science and technology ministries. The aim is to gather “geo-political intelligence,” Che

Apple Music’s Africa month celebration

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Author Poorna Bell on how powerlifting helped her move forward with grief

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This article has been published to coincide with an episode of Mashable's new podcast, History Becomes Her. Listen here. Content warning: This episode contains discussion of suicide and grief. Poorna Bell is an author and journalist who is actively challenging our ingrained beliefs about mental health, loss, and strength. Bell is also a powerlifter and writes about the stereotypes and cultural ba

LG Velvet release date, price, news and features

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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 has now been announced in full - although so far only for South Korea. This isn't quite the LG G9 in all but name, as it's a bit more mid-range than we expected that phone to be, but it still has the potential t

Intel Z490 motherboards are on sale – and some will cost more than your entire PC

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Intel’s Comet Lake desktop processors will be on sale later in May, but Z490 motherboards which have the new LGA 1200 socket that supports the CPUs are already up for pre-order. As you might imagine, all the major motherboard manufacturers have various Z490 products now listed at online retailers, and over 50 boards are now available at Newegg in the US, with the release date pegged at May 20 (pr

BT cuts dividend to focus on fibre, 5G and business transformation

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BT is suspending all dividends until 2022 as it redirects resources towards network construction, a five-year transformation programme, and to ensure minimum disruption from the ongoing coronavirus crisis. CEO Philip Jansen said the company’s performance during the 2019-20 financial year had met expectations. Revenues fell by 2 per cent to £22.9 billion, while pre-tax profits were down slightly a

Naikon, Group Tied to China's Military, Deploys Debilitating New Cyberattack Tool

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An Israeli security company said the hacking software, called Aria-body, had been deployed against governments and state-owned companies in Australia and Southeast Asia.

Alternative meat is having a moment. Real meat may be done sooner than you think.

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Picture two industries. One is increasingly associated in the consumer's mind with dirt and disease. Not only is much of its product pumped full of antibiotics and covered in fecal matter , not only does it come with an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, but now its workers are testing positive for coronavirus in droves, and its supply chain is in pain. The other industry makes a

HP targets enterprise users with flashy new Chromebooks

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HP has unveiled three new Chromebooks aimed at the enterprise users stuck at home during this lockdown. The new devices - HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Enterprise, HP Pro c640 Chromebook Enterprise, and HP Chromebook Enterprise 14 G6 - come with enterprise-grade features like military standard 810G tested cases, spill-resistant keyboards, enhanced privacy protection and mobile connectivity. HP has en

Like Google Chrome's dark mode? Good news: it's about to get even darker

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Google is updating dark mode for Chrome with a new feature that makes searching the web more comfortable at night. It looks like Android users will be first to benefit, but hopefully it will be rolled out to all operating systems in the near future. Google first brought Chrome dark mode to mobile devices last year, making it easy to toggle between the usual crisp, white interface and something ea

Is getting pregnant “medically necessary” right now?

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On Friday, March 13, the management of the large hospital in Sacramento, California, where Kate works as a nurse anesthetist announced the cancellation of all elective surgeries. Kate and her husband had been pursuing fertility treatments for nearly a year. She had an appointment the following Monday at a private clinic to prepare for her sixth egg retrieval. That weekend, Kate told her husband s

Windows 10 users should turn this feature off now for better gaming performance

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Game Mode, a feature introduced to Windows 10 way back with the Creators Update of 2017, was supposed to make gaming a much better experience – but it seems the opposite is true. Many PC gamers have noticed that with Game Mode enabled, which should usually prioritise games and minimise background tasks to improve performance, many games actually encountered poorer frame rates, stutters and freeze

Astronomers discover closest black hole to Earth

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Android 11 beta release date confirmed, and it’s later than normal

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Usually Google launches the first public beta of a new Android version at its Google IO event in May, but this year the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has caused Google IO to be canceled , leaving the Android 11 beta release date unclear. Now though, we have a date for it. Google has confirmed that the first public beta for Android 11 will launch on June 3. There will be a live-streamed launch show he

Sonos Releases Its First Dolby Atmos Soundbar and Rebrands the Play:5 Speaker

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Sonos is spicing up its catalog with the Arc, an $800 Dolby Atmos soundbar. With it, Sonos claims, you can drag immersive “cinematic sound” into your living room. The company is also rebranding and repainting its Play:5 speaker—which is now called the Sonos Five, and giving the Sonos Sub a slight hardware update. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Hosting more webinars and video conferences than usual? You need this program.

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TL;DR: Get all the tools you need for live video meetings with a lifetime subscription to Vidthere Lite for $49.99, a 94% savings as of May 7. We may call it our "new normal" but it doesn't feel normal. Many of us are suddenly working from home, wearing masks at the supermarket, and spending a little bit too much time connecting with co-workers via video. And while a pandemic can't persist foreve

Meditation apps not cutting it? This little device is a handy alternative.

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TL;DR: Get a better night's sleep with a 15-month subscription to this CORE meditation trainer for just $179.99, a $50 savings as of May 7. If you were to ask yourself how many things you have control of right now, the answer might be bleak. And the anxious feelings that come that knowledge is all too overwhelming. While some people have the means to take this time of social distancing as a time

Get the vibes right in your home with this modern LED light that's on sale

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TL;DR: Set the mood in any room with the TheoryLamp Circular LED Light for $99.99, a 33% savings as of May 6. Lighting is everything. Seriously, ask any professional designer. It's a key ingredient when it comes to decorating, not a second thought. While you probably can't overhaul your entire home right now to get the lighting you want, you've still got options. Like the TheoryLamp Circular LED

For small businesses that lack an art team, this design tool deal is a must

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TL;DR: Get the creation you need quicker than ever with the Online Illustrations Builder Pro for $29.99, a 96% savings as of May 7. Ever watched a graphic designer noodle around in Photoshop or Illustrator? It's seriously impressive and yet a great reminder that we "nondesigners" will never be worthy. But what does one do when you need an illustration for a website or campaign and don

10 free online courses to help you learn a new skill for no money at all

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We're all in agreement that March was approximately three years long and April was all but three days, right? Maybe it's because we've finally settled into our new lives and time is moving more quickly. Or maybe it's because we've been doing the same things, day in and day out, for weeks on end. Either way, it's time to shake things up. And what better way than learning a new skill? Whether you'r

How a $60 Costco membership can curb your costly takeout habit

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Are your food delivery apps seeing more action than you are these days? Now’s the time to trim the fat, as they say, so put down your phone and pick up a spatula. Making your own meals is easier than you think. And it’s way cheaper than takeout. First step on your CIY (cook-it-yourself) journey: Join Costco and get an annual Gold Star Membership for only $60. Next, take the $10 Costco Shop Card y

Urbanears' sub-$100 true wireless earbuds go on sale this summer

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Urbanears has launched a couple of true wireless earbud models — the company’s very first — that both cost under $100 and have pretty decent battery life. The Urbanears Luma, pictured above, can last up to five hours of listening per charge and comes with a charging case that can extend your playtime for up to 25 hours. It has wear detect sensors that can automatically play songs when you put a p

All iPhone 12 models will have 5G, but it'll be limited on some new iPhones

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The iPhone 12 leaks are coming thick and fast now with the latest rumor teaching us a few details about the 5G connectivity you can expect on the next iPhone. Jon Prosser , an analyst and tech leaker, claims to have heard that all four upcoming models of the iPhone 12 will be capable of a 5G connection, but there are some caveats. Prosser notes that his current information suggests the two cheape

Urbanears Alby and Luma true wireless earbuds will arrive this summer

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Consumer audio company Urbanears has revealed two new pairs of true wireless headphones, one more affordable than the other, called Alby and Luma. These models arrive in an increasingly crowded market, one that sprang into existence with the launch of Apple’s AirPods and that has since seen a number of additional models with various features offered at a variety of … Continue reading

Building transparency and customer confidence in AI

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Are our bank accounts secure? Are our homes secure? Are our phone systems secure? These are all questions we ask ourselves on a daily basis and despite much wariness around the safety of technology, when we are in need of help about a delivery or service, we, without much question, hand over personal details to chatbots. Chatbots have been designed to make our lives a little easier, with simple v

O2 and Virgin Media join forces in billion pound merger

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O2 and Virgin Media have announced a billion-pound mega merger to form a single UK communications giant capable of offering converged services that combine fixed and mobile connectivity. As rumoured earlier this week , parent companies Telefonica and Liberty Global have agreed to combine O2’s 4G and 5G infrastructure with Virgin Media’s ultrafast cable network into a joint-venture worth in excess

UFC 249 live stream: time, full card and how to watch Ferguson vs Gaethje online

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Live sport is back this weekend in the form of MMA action! While it's been a long time coming, UFC 249 is finally set to push ahead behind closed doors on Saturday, May 9 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Read on as we explain how to watch UFC 249 and live stream the Ferguson vs Gaethje fight online no matter where you are in the world - plus the night's full card an

Virgin Media and O2 announce £31 billion UK merger

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The rumors were true : UK broadband provider Virgin Media and telecoms operator O2 are to merge, their parent companies confirmed today . In a statement, Liberty Global and Telefonica said that the deal — which values the 50-50 venture at just over £31 billion ($39 billion) — will create “the leading fixed-mobile provider in the country,” dealing a significant blow to BT, Sky and Vodafone in the

OnePlus 65W charger spotted on certification site

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OnePlus smartphones are popular for many things and one of them is the battery charging speeds. The company currently offers 30W charging speed and of late, the brand has not made any significant improvements in the charging speeds. A new 65W OnePlus charger was spotted on a certification site, recently and the upcoming OnePlus flagship might feature this new charger. A report from Mysmartprice h

Poco M2 Pro likely to be another mid-range smartphone

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While the much-awaited e POCO F2 Pro is now on the horizon, a surprise device called Poco M2 Pro appeared on Xiaomi India’s website out of the blue yesterday. New evidence suggests that it could be running on a Snapdragon 720G. XDA tipsters kacskrz and Akhil Narang did some digging and found that the mystery device has the code-name “gram.” Now, the same code-name has previously appeared in the k

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick fight over ice cream in hilariously relatable sketch

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Social distancing has kept increasingly cabin-fevered couples trapped together for months now, giving rise to all manner of petty squabbles. Among them: heated arguments over frozen desserts. Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick joined Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday to reenact an actual, embarrassingly relatable fight another couple had. The dispute? Exactly who should be allowed to eat the cookies and cream

The Switch has now sold more than the N64 and GameCube combined

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Nintendo sold 3.29 million Switch consoles in the three-month window leading up to March 30th, 2020. That’s a 33 percent increase on the same period last year, and brings lifetime sales to 55.77 million. That figure is higher than the combined lifetimes sales of the Nintendo 64 and GameCube, which sold 32.93 million and 21.74 million respectively. It’s also beyond the SNES — an impressive milesto

Spotify Premium Family plan launched in SA

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Microsoft announces SA Surface launch

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Fortnite officially kicks off 'Party Royale' with deadmau5 and Steve Aoki

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Fortnite first previewed its weapons-free “ Party Royale ” last week with a live concert set from Jordan Fisher and Diplo. Now it’s launching the mode officially with the Party Royale Premiere concert featuring Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki and deadmau5. Each artist will perform their own sets for the concert, which kicks off on the main stage on Friday, May 8th starting at 9 PM ET and running until

This lifesaving Apple Watch feature could be coming to your Fitbit

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While the Apple Watch series has had the feature for a while now, Fitbit could soon be introducing the ability to detect irregular heart rhythms into its range of wearables. The company has launched the Fitbit Heart Study which aims to discover if its heart rate-sensing products are capable of detecting atrial fibrillation (AFib), which is a specific type of irregular heart rhythm. You can find o

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo achieves first solo flight

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Elon Musk is back on Joe Rogan's show, and, well, you know how it went last time

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This will be interesting. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is coming back on Joe Rogan's show, at 9 a.m. PT Thursday, Rogan announced on Twitter and Instagram. "Round 2 with the super genius," he tweeted . View this post on Instagram Round 2 with the super genius! Elon Musk podcast drops tomorrow at 9am PST! Rejoice!! A post shared by Joe Rogan (@joerogan) on May 6, 2020 at 11:14pm PDT Musk was a g

Smartwatch shipments grew during the first quarter of 2020, with Apple Watch still in first place

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Despite the worldwide impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, global smartwatch shipments continued to grow during the first three months of the year, driven by online sales, says a new report by research firm Strategy Analytics. Shipments grew 20% annually to reach 13.7 million units in the first quarter of 2020, up from 11.4 million units in the previous quarter. Apple Watch stayed in the top position

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

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Thursday is here and you're ready to take on PE with Joe Wicks - and it's just Joe from now on, with Rosie his wife no longer needed as the 'substitute PE teacher' thanks to his wrist healing to the point he's allowed to exercise again. Today's workout is over, but you should check it out as soon as possible - it's a great, simple session today, with two sets of the same exercise repeated with op

MIUI 12 beta testing begins in India with Redmi K20 series

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Xiaomi has kicked off the closed beta testing phase of MIUI 12 in India with its pilot program. The company put out a forum post on Mi Community inviting users to apply for the program, however, open slots are limited. This is indeed good news for those eager to test the new MIUI 12 ROM as it comes with some notable new features and a fresh visual overhaul. Initial devices included in the pilot p

Virgin Media and O2 join forces to take on BT

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A tie-up is agreed that will create one of the UK's largest mobile, broadband and media firms.

Realme Narzo 10 series to be unveiled on May 11

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After pushing the launch date a couple of times, Realme has announced a new date for the Narzo 10 series. The all-new Narzo will be launched in India on May 11. The Realme Narzo 10 and Narzo 10A will be unveiled via an online launch event. It will be streamed on Youtube on May 11 at 12:30 PM. This will be an online-only event. The launch event was originally scheduled for March 26 but got postpon

Nigeria’s Helium Health raises $10M Series A for Africa expansion

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Nigerian startup Helium Health sits in a good position during a difficult period, according to its co-founder. The Lagos based healthtech venture is in the black, has batted away acquisition offers, and just raised a $10 million Series A round, CEO Adegoke Olubusi told TechCrunch. The startup offers a product suit that digitizes data, formalizes monetization and enables telemedicine for health ca

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite officially on sale in Australia from today

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Quietly revealed last month via official support page listings, the Samsung Galaxy Galaxy Tab S6 Lite has now officially launched in Australia and is available to purchase from today. Positioned as a mid-range alternative to the flagship Galaxy Tab S6, the Tab S6 Lite shares some of its premium sibling's features, including a 10.4-inch display and an S Pen that can be magnetically attached to the

Twitch is working on 'live and interactive' reality TV shows

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Amazon is working on more interactive games for streaming , as well as releasing its own premium titles like Crucible and New World , but what else can separate Twitch in an increasingly competitive streaming market? Bloomberg reports that the company is seeking pitches for “unscripted” television shows (read: reality TV) targeting male gamers between 18 - 24, and the 18-24 age group more general

HTC Vive Cosmos Elite coming to UAE on May 21st

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HTC announced today that the HTC Vive Cosmos Elite is coming to the UAE on May 21st. Pre-orders are available from May 7th, with the full kit costing AED 4,299. An option to purchase only the headset will also be available in the UAE in mid-June. The full kit will also bundle with a redemption code for Half-Life: Alyx, as well as a redemption code for six months of Viveport Infinity to access new

FCC orders Sinclair to pay $48 million fine related to its failed merger with Tribune

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Sinclair Broadcast Group has agreed to pay a $48 million fine to the Federal Communications Communication to close investigations related to its attempted merger with Tribune Media . The FCC said in its announcement that this is the largest civil penalty paid by a broadcaster in the agency’s history. It added that Sinclair will also have to “abide by a strict compliance plan in order to close thr

Snow’s avatar app Zepeto registers 150M users, eyes China market

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Some of you may recall the South Korean app Zepeto that went viral among Gen Z users a year and a half ago. The app, which renders selfies into animated avatars and lets people adorn their computer-generated manifestations with virtual items, appears to have sustained its relevance. It has amassed 150 million registered users, the company told TechCrunch recently, although its number of monthly a

Poco F2 Pro to launch on May 12, pricing revealed

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The new Poco F2 Pro which came into existence just a couple of weeks ago is now set for the launch next week. It looks like Poco has confirmed the launch of Poco F2 Pro officially for the Spanish market and sent out the invites. The Poco F2 will be unveiled on May 12 in Spain, according to a report from 91mobiles . The report also reveals many more details of the device including the price, stora

PUBG Mobile India Series 2020 tournament announced

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Tencent Games has kicked off the PUBG Mobile India Series 2020 tournament with a prize pool of Rs 50 lakh. Registrations for the esports competition start today and will continue till May 17. Interested players can register for the tournament through this link . This is the second edition of the tournament. The first one that took place in 2019 was hugely successful and recorded a massive viewers

Samsung India all ready for post Covid-19 business

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Samsung Electronics, like most companies around the world, has seen its business being hit because of the global pandemic and subsequent lockdown. But the company is ready to bounce back the moment things ease up a bit. In