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If You Found That ‘Plandemic’ Video Convincing, Read This Too

1KLifehacker / 1h
There’s a video out there that claims to show a scientist being silenced by the government. I keep seeing people share it while saying things like “What do you think of this?” or “I don’t know if this is right, but it’s worth listening to.” If you want to learn more but are wary of being taken in by propaganda, I’ve… Read more...

Norwegian CEO shares his plan for a cruising comeback — and it isn’t what you think

300+The Points Guy / 3h
How long will it be until cruising resumes? The short answer, says Frank Del Rio, the president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, is maybe in a few months — maybe longer. Nothing is for sure. “I believe it’s going to be soon,” Del Rio told TPG on Thursday in one of his first one-on-one interviews since the coronavirus crisis began. “I just don’t know what soon is. The determinant factor

Fired scientist back to peddling anti-vaxx COVID-19 conspiracy theories

1KArs Technica / 2h
Enlarge / After her research career effectively ended, Dr. Judy Mikovits has re-emerged as an anti-vaccine activist. (credit: YouTube) Back in 2011, we covered the strange story of biochemist Judy Mikovits, who co-authored a controversial (and subsequently retracted) paper in the journal Science and eventually lost her prestigious position with a research institution. Now Mikovits is back in the

Stanford Scientist Warns of Risk From Alien Pathogens

Futurism / 6min
In a report published last month, a team of scientists discussed how to ensure that human space travelers don’t contaminate distant planets — and that they don’t bring back extraterrestrial pollutants back to Earth, a topic that seems more pertinent than ever in the midst of a global pandemic. “In my opinion, and that of the science community, the chance that rocks from Mars that are millions of

Disney Plans to Begin Re-Opening Its Springs Shopping Complex Very Soon

Gizmodo / 7min
Florida has begun rolling back its social distancing restrictions that were initially put in place in early April in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus. While the state is still limiting the full range of businesses and spaces that can be made available to the public, the Walt Disney Company is taking… Read more...

TGIF Playlist: Daydreaming

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The Year the Internet Thought I Was MacKenzie Bezos

Google One May 202068Wired / 22min
After the billionaire announced she would give away her fortune, Google’s algorithm decided the best way to reach her was by contacting me.

The best documentaries on Netflix...that aren't Tiger King or Making A Murderer

100+Lifehacker / 24min
Streaming libraries expand and contract. Algorithms are imperfect. Those damn thumbnail images are always changing. But you know what you can always rely on? The expert opinions and knowledgeable commentary of The A.V. Club . That’s why we’re scouring both the menus of the most popular services and our own … Read more...

This Ugly Cyberpunk Clubbing Suit, as Analyzed by a Former Cybergoth

Gizmodo / 25min
Covid-19 has us thinking a lot about or daily interactions, how to keep us and our loved ones safe and how we will be able to interact physically in the future. Zoom isn’t exactly an adequate substitute for social interaction, and large gatherings will continue to be discouraged for some time. That hasn’t stopped… Read more...

Jupiter Looks Like a Fireball in This ‘Lucky’ Infrared Image

Gemini Lucky JupiterGizmodo / 31min
Hard to believe, but this stunning infrared image of Jupiter was taken from Earth’s surface, specifically from the Gemini North Telescope in Hawaii. Combined with other observational data, the new image is casting revelaing more about the gas giant’s epic storms and an odd feature seen in its Great Red Spot. Read more...

When Will It Be Safe to Send Your Child to Daycare?

20Lifehacker / 31min
It’s the biggest pandemic era question facing many parents of young children: When will it be safe for kids to go back to daycare? For the economy to reopen—for people to be able to go back to work at all—the child care issue has to be addressed, and in a way that won’t further the spread of COVID-19. Read more...

This 3D-printed foam expands up to 40 times its original size

36Engadget / 37min
Until now, the size of 3D-printed objects has been limited by the size of 3D printers . In most cases, in order to produce large items used in, say, aerospace, manufactures have had to fasten, weld or glue smaller 3D-printed substructures together. But that might change soon. A team from UC San Diego developed a foaming resin that can expand to up to 40 times its original volume. The expandable r

Google Duo now lets you make group video calls on the web, just like Google Meet

41Mashable / 43min
Google's video chat app got new features this week. No, the other one. No, the other other one. In a Friday blog post , Google announced some snazzy new features for Duo, one of its three video chat services. Let's get this out of the way early: Duo is the one that's mobile-friendly and resembles FaceTime more than Hangouts and Meet . The new features make more sense with that in mind. Google add

Lucid Lane has developed a service to get patients off of pain meds and avoid addiction

100+TechCrunch / 46min
Four years ago, Adnan Asar, the founder of the new addiction prevention service Lucid Lane, was enjoying a successful career working as the founding chief technology officer at Livongo Health. It was the serial senior tech executive’s most recent job after a long stint at Shutterfly and he was shepherding the company through the development of its suite of hardware and software for the management

Your PS5 might be able to tell you how long it will take to beat a game

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 50min
Despite its release being less than a year away, the PS5 is a completely black box with few, if any, features officially disclosed by Sony to the public. But that’s led some very resourceful people to plunder the US Patent Office for any shred of information about the next-gen console and has already returned a potentially huge discovery about an Alexa-like virtual assistant on the PlayStation 5.

Your startup can still be seen and heard: Exhibit in Digital Startup Alley

100+TechCrunch / 50min
We’re not letting this pandemic disrupt Disrupt SF 2020 . Like any determined early-stage startup founder, we’re adapting and moving forward. Can’t join us in person on September 14 – 16? No problem. Take advantage of Digital Startup Alley , a completely new way to disrupt. Place your startup in front of influential movers and shakers and keep your business rolling. For just $445, the Digital Sta

Tesla hasn’t been given the ‘green light’ to reopen Fremont factory, health official says

Musk Tesla Fremont100+TechCrunch / 51min
Tesla has not been given the “green light” to open its factory in Fremont, California, Alameda County Health Officer Dr. Erica Pan said in a videostreamed town hall meeting Friday. Tesla has made plans to open as early as Friday in defiance of the county’s extended stay-at-home order. Tesla said in an internal email sent to employees Thursday, which TechCrunch has viewed, that it was planning to

Apple will reopen stores in four US states next week

66Engadget / 55min
Apple will reopen some stores in Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama and Alaska next week. The company closed all stores outside Greater China in mid-March to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 . At the start of April, it told employees Apple Stores in the US would stay shut until at least early May. “Our team is constantly monitoring local health data and government guidance, and as soon as we can safel

Make a Spicy Bloody Mary With Horseradish Vodka

20Lifehacker / 59min
I have two food-focused quarantine projects, and neither of them involves baking. The first is grinding meat with my meat grinder (mostly for sausage-making purposes). The second is making quick vodka infusions with my blender. Horseradish is a sinus-clearing favorite. Read more...

This isn't a checkers board, it's actually a musical instrument— Future Blink

44Mashable / 59min
Striso is a digital instrument with pressure-sensitive buttons that plays a variety of acoustic-like sounds. Read more... More about Tech , Music , Mashable Video , Innovation , and Future Blink

How to maximize earning on vacation home rentals

The Points Guy / 1h
Editor’s note : Now is not the time to travel. TPG’s CEO Brian Kelly made his thoughts clear on this topic, and almost all of our editorial coverage has been focused on a time (not yet known) when travel is safe again. However, we are publishing travel and credit card deals and content because we should all use this time to plan what’s next. For some people, the best part of traveling is experien

Trick Out the Lenovo Legion Y545 Gaming Laptop With a 144Hz Display, 512GB SSD, and 1TB Hard Drive for $200 Less

Gizmodo / 1h
Lenovo Legion Y545 (9th Gen i7, 16GB RAM, GTX 1660 Ti) | $1,000 | Adorama Read more...

Google Duo Adds Group Calls on the Web, a Family Mode, and Link Invites

24How-To Geek / 1h
Like all video chat apps, Google Duo is undergoing massive changes to compete during social distancing. Last month, the service boosted its group chat limit to twelve people. Now, Google is expanding Duo group chats to the web, adding link invites to its platform, and implementing a new Family Mode for its mobile application. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Wyze and Noonlight Are Teaming up so You Can Call for Help

20How-To Geek / 1h
Noonlight is a connected safety app that can rigger requests to emergency services at the push of the button. But where should you put that button? Well, thanks to a team-up with Wyze, the answer might be in your camera feed. It’s a great solution for anyone that keeps an eye on a relative from a distance. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google's Latest Augmented Reality Tricks Bring Science to Your Home

24How-To Geek / 1h
You can already have plenty of fun putting a tiger or a turtle in your home, thanks to Google Search. But now that same principle is about to get a whole lot more sciencey. You can now search for subjects like the circulatory system, animal cells, and museum items and see then in augmented reality. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Facebook redesign released: How to use it and what to expect

SlashGear / 1h
Today Facebook launched “the new” in full, and it’s a bit cramped. This new version of Facebook will have all the same content as before, but it’ll look just a bit different than you remember. On the web, that is. The app versions of Facebook are not changing this week. The newest iteration of Facebook will appear for you … Continue reading

HBO Max taps Crunchyroll to offer top anime shows at launch

HBO Max CrunchyrollSlashGear / 1h
WarnerMedia has announced that it will offer a number of Crunchyroll anime shows when its HBO Max streaming service launches later this month. Fans can expect a total of 17 anime titles starting on May 27, according to WarnerMedia, including well-known shows, director’s cuts, and more. On top of this, HBO Max subscribers will also get access to part of … Continue reading

Apple Stores reopening set to start in US but don’t expect business as usual

SlashGear / 1h
Apple will begin to reopen its US stores from next week, it’s been confirmed, but don’t expect the shopping process to be like it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. The company closed its Apple Stores in the US in mid-March, responding to the highly-contagious coronavirus, and focused instead on online sales. The closure was subsequently extended with no specific end-date … Continue reading

DEF CON is actually, for real, not a joke canceled

61Mashable / 1h
All it took was a pandemic, but the long-running joke finally became a reality: DEF CON is canceled. The annual hacker conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, typically draws tens of thousands of attendees to talk shop, compare notes, and generally cause delightful mischief . One element of that mischief is the constant — and until now false — yearly claim that DEF CON is canceled. The coronavirus chang

Expand File Explorer's Preview Pane With This Windows 10 PowerToy

Lifehacker / 1h
There are two reasons to install the latest version of Windows 10's PowerToys. First, and most important, PowerToys will soon start self-updating. You won’t have to visit the GitHub every time a new feature drops; you’ll just get it whenever the app updates itself. Progress! Read more...

Google Duo adds a 'family mode' and web-based group calls

56Engadget / 1h
Google isn’t done making Duo video calls more accommodating in the pandemic era. It’s introducing a handful of updates that make chats livelier, including a family mode. Fire it up and you can add cute AR effects or doodle while you keep in touch. The interface also hides the hang-up and mute buttons so that your little ones won’t inadvertently drop the call in their enthusiasm. Those effects and

What you need to know about Bitcoin halving

36Mashable / 1h
Bitcoin will “halve” for the third time next week, slowing down the discovery of new bitcoins and preventing disruptions from new miners. Read more... More about Tech , Internet , Mashable Video , Money , and Bitcoin

7 Things I Liked About David Lynch's Dune (and 8 I Didn't)

100+Gizmodo / 1h
Earlier this year, I set out to read Frank Herbert’s Dune for the first time. This was for two reasons: 1) to be ready for Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation that comes out this December, and 2) so I could finally watch the 1984 David Lynch film. I’d heard legends of this strange, bloated mess, with fish tank sperm… Read more...

HPE embraces AMD EPYC in VDI tectonic shift

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In an effort to help businesses working remotely, HPE has boosted the performance of its hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) offerings while also improving the price-performance of its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments. The company has launched its HPE SimpliVity 325 Gen 10 HCI solution with the new 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor. This doubles the number of virtual desktops supported

Without their meal plans, many college students are struggling to eat

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For many low income college students, school closures due to COVID-19 has affected the way they feed themselves. Read more... More about Mashable Video , College , Activism , Covid 19 , and Food Insecurity

These Physicists Cannot Rest Until They Understand the Motions of Drunk Worms

Gizmodo / 1h
You wake up, slightly intoxicated as tap water rinses over your body. You don’t remember why you’re here, but you’re joined by hundreds of fellow sludge worms, wriggling slowly. You start to remember: The temperature changed. The water filled with alcohol. And then the spinning begins again. Read more...

At-home saliva COVID-19 test gets FDA nod: Here’s how it works

FDA CRISPR Covid 19SlashGear / 1h
The first at-home COVID-19 test that uses saliva samples has been given authorization to launch, the US FDA confirmed today, adding a potentially more convenient and less uncomfortable way to be diagnosed with coronavirus. Though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the green-light to more than 80 COVID-19 tests so far under its emergency clearance program, the majority … Continue read

What to Watch This Weekend, May 8-10, 2020

20Lifehacker / 1h
It appear to somehow be Friday again. If you’re on the hunt for something great to watch while staying in this weekend, we’ve rounded up some of the freshest options out there. Read more...

Amtrak is ready to restore its higher-speed Acela train service

27The Points Guy / 1h
Amtrak is restoring its higher-speed Acela service between Boston and Washington starting June 1. The railroad announced the move Friday, citing increased demand. The Acela service is Amtrak’s flagship product in the Northeast, but it had been suspended in late March amid slumping demand related to the coronavirus pandemic. A schedule of three weekday round-trips will commence as localities begin

How to secure your video calls like a pro

Zoom Stamos Keybase End76Engadget / 1h
Like you, I’m angry about a lot of things right now. But if you told me my future held a cyberpunk dystopia , a highly contagious viral pandemic , plus a boatload of leadership incompetence , I absolutely would not believe that one thing pissing me off the most is the privacy and security of video calls. Not everyone is mad, I know. Some feel the fear of getting visually or auditorily violated by

One Child Killed, 72 Others Sickened by Coronavirus-Linked Syndrome in New York

25Gizmodo / 1h
Dozens of children in New York are severely ill and at least one child has died due to a dangerous inflammatory condition possibly connected to covid-19, state officials reported this week. Now, health officials are alerting doctors to look out for and test children with these symptoms for the coronavirus that causes… Read more...

Xbox Series X SSD is even changing how Microsoft approaches load screens

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In regards to the Xbox Series X, much ado has been made about the console’s SSD. In fact, from the very first time Microsoft officially talked about the console, Xbox Series X engineers have been hyping up that SSD. We’re promised a machine where game loading is much faster than what we’ve seen before (at least when it comes to … Continue reading

CRV’s Saar Gur wants to invest in a new wave of games built for VR, Twitch and Zoom

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Saar Gur is adept at identifying the next big consumer trends earlier than most: The San Francisco-based general partner at CRV has led investments into leading consumer internet companies like Niantic, DoorDash, Bird, Dropbox, Patreon, Kapwing and ClassPass. His own experience stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic spurred his interest in three new investment themes focused on the next gener

You Can Now Earn & Redeem American Miles On Gol

34One Mile at a Time / 1h
Several months ago it was announced that American and Gol would launch a partnership, and reciprocal mileage earning and redemptions are now live. The American & Gol partnership In late 2019 it was announced that Delta would be investing in LATAM , causing LATAM to cut ties with American, and leave the oneworld alliance . Latin America is one market where American has historically been dominant,

This week's best deals: Echo Show 5, Star Wars Instant Pots and more

41Engadget / 2h
The first full week of May brought a number of deals on home tech and mobile devices. Those on the market for a smaller Echo device with a screen can still snag the Echo Show 5 for $50 and the Show 8 for $80. Star Wars fans with a soft spot for slow cooking can still take advantage of Williams Sonoma’s “May the 4th” sale that discounts three Star Wars Instant Pot models, and Wellbots continues to

Elon Musk Says He’ll Be Working on the Tesla Assembly Line Today

300+Futurism / 2h
The Reopening In a pair of emails blasted out to all US-based employees, Elon Musk-led carmaker Tesla outlined its plans to get production back on track. Around 30 percent of the regular workforce will return starting today, according to CNBC . “In light of Governor Newsom’s statement earlier today approving manufacturing in California, we will aim to restart production in Fremont tomorrow aftern

Use Magna-Tiles to Secure Birthday Banners to Your Car

Lifehacker / 2h
We’re all getting creative with how we celebrate big milestones while also physically distancing our way through the pandemic. One popular tactic, particularly for birthdays, has been the drive-by party parade. Guests “gather” around the block by lining up in their cars and then drive by the birthday boy/girl’s home,… Read more...

Shuttered: Mathery's Technicolor Coronavirus PSAs

76Wired / 2h
The creative duo thinks that reminders to wash your hands don't have to be so dull.

Boeing plans to resume 737 MAX production this month

100+The Points Guy / 2h
Boeing is getting ready to resume production of its best-selling 737 MAX jets this month as its workers return to the factory. “I am confident we will start our line this month on the MAX again,” Boeing CEO David Calhoun told Fox Business on Friday. Sign up for the free daily TPG newsletter for more aviation news. His comments represent an acceleration from what the company told investors during

Nvidia GeForce Now gets 19 shiny new games, after losing a few big ones

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
For now at least, Nvidia’s promising new GeForce Now cloud gaming service seems to be in a grin-and-bear-it situation. Mere weeks after its February 2020 launch, it already lost a few major publishers , which was a big blow to what was an impressive library that included top titles like the Borderlands franchise, Call of Duty games, Bioshock, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and World of Warcraft. Lucki

Get a New Bing Wallpaper on Your Android Every Day

Lifehacker / 2h
It’s probably safe to say that more people love Bing’s wallpapers than its search engine. So much so, in fact, that Microsoft has released Bing’s wallpapers as desktop backgrounds for Windows , and it even recently launched an official Bing Wallpapers app for Android devices. Read more...

Google and Facebook employees can work from home for the rest of the year

300+Engadget / 2h
The offices of major tech companies are likely to be pretty quiet until the end of the year, as Google and Facebook join Amazon and Microsoft in allowing their employees to work from home for the foreseeable (where feasible). Last week Amazon announced its plans to let HQ staff work from home until “at least October 2nd,” while Microsoft said two days ago that staff had the option of working remo

CBS All Access Is Good Now

Gizmodo / 2h
Until recently I was not the biggest fan of CBS All Access. As a smaller service with pretty niche offerings, I didn’t see a ton of appeal when stacked against the many, many other options out there. But I’ve got a confession: This is a streaming service you should absolutely consider subscribing to as your go-to,… Read more...

Amazing Image of Jupiter Looks Like It’s Burning

1KFuturism / 2h
Jupiter Descending A dazzling new image of Jupiter makes the planet look like a gigantic, swirling ball of fire. While it’s a dramatic sight to behold, the image doesn’t really show what Jupiter looks like through a telescope, BBC News reports . Rather, it’s a composite taken with a technique called “lucky imaging” that peers beneath the planet’s cloudy surface and shows the tumultuous distributi

Google’s Duo video chat app gets a family mode with doodles and masks

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Google today launched an update to its Duo video chat app (which you definitely shouldn’t confuse with Hangouts or Google Meet, Google’s other video, audio and text chat apps). There are plenty of jokes to be made about Google’s plethora of chat options, but Duo is trying to be a bit different from Hangouts and Meet in that it’s mobile-first and putting the emphasis on personal conversations. In

People are sharing #IRunWithMaud to honor the life of Ahmaud Arbery

100+Mashable / 2h
On Friday, people are running, walking, or jogging 2.23 miles to honor the life of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Georgia resident who was fatally shot while on a run in a neighborhood near his own. May 8 would have been Arbery's 26th birthday, and the 2.23 miles are meant to represent February 23, the date of Arbery's death. Though Arbery was killed in February, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Soft robots can now run like cheetahs and swim like marlins

100+Engadget / 2h
Robots today generally come in one of two varieties: rigid and soft. When most people imagine a robot, they think of the rigid variety, like Boston Dynamics’ Spot or those found on auto assembly lines. Soft robots, on the other hand, tend to mimic biological organisms enabling them to more easily adapt to their surrounding environment, work more safely in the presence of humans and now, with a no

UK Scientists Cry Foul After Government Redacts Criticism of Its Response in Key Coronavirus Report

Gizmodo / 2h
The government of the United Kingdom has sparked a strong backlash from many in the scientific community by redacting large portions of a Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies report advising ministers on the coronavirus pandemic, the Guardian reported Friday. Read more...

See Jane Goodall and Neil deGrasse Tyson Talk Science, Live

28Lifehacker / 2h
It’s been a weird few years for science. Even as debates over climate change have turned increasingly political and many elected officials have incited the public to distrust scientific data, now that we’re in the middle of a global pandemic, people are expecting major scientific breakthroughs at lightning speed. And… Read more...

These streamliners are the world’s most aerodynamic cars

28Ars Technica / 2h
In 1980, Volkswagen built the ARVW concept car, the most aerodynamic vehicle it has ever created. It achieved a drag coefficient (Cd) of just 0.15. By contrast, most road cars have a Cd of between 0.3-0.4. [credit: Volkswagen ] With no car launches to work on thanks to COVID-19, some automakers' press offices are filling the gap by digging into the archives to share interesting stuff with the res

New Apple TV 4K leak says release date imminent

SlashGear / 2h
A leak this week suggests a new Apple TV 4K device is about to be released and/or could be released at any time. This isn’t entirely shocking, given code appearances of a new 4K Apple TV device in tvOS 13.4 beta back in February of this year. But it’s nice to know that Apple’s pushing forward with the device that’d … Continue reading

Surface Go 2 review: Microsoft's tiny PC is only a tiny bit better

61Engadget / 2h
Judging the Surface Go 2 comes down to your expectations. Can you live with slow performance to get a well-designed $400 tablet PC (not including a keyboard)? Or are you OK with spending hundreds extra to get a slightly more capable machine that's as cute as a button? If you answered yes to either question, this might be the mini PC for you. If you answered no, stay far away, for this path leads

TPG Reader Hall of Fame: Honoring mom with a dream trip to Greece using points and miles

The Points Guy / 2h
Editor’s note: At TPG, our top priority is providing our readers with the information needed to make educated decisions about travel and rewards-earning strategy. This is not the best time to travel, domestically or internationally, as airlines have cut major parts of their route networks. But we are sharing this information to provide value for future travel once coronavirus concerns have subsid

Frontier Airlines Implements Temperature Screenings

29One Mile at a Time / 2h
Frontier Airlines has become the first major US airline to announce plans for temperature screenings for all passengers. I suspect this is something we’ll soon find on a widespread basis. Frontier Airlines’ temperature screenings Frontier Airlines will implement temperature screenings for all passengers and employees prior to boarding flights as of June 1, 2020. Anyone with a temperature of over

3D printed Moon base could use astronaut urine as a key ingredient

SlashGear / 2h
The European Space Agency is exploring how astronaut urine could be repurposed as a valuable building material, potentially enabling stronger 3D printed Moon bases and more. The research, published in the Journal of Cleaner Production, focused on using what would normally be a waste byproduct requiring disposal, and making it much more useful. Like NASA, the ESA has ambitions of … Continue readin

American Airlines Introduces Earn and Burn Reciprocity With Brazil’s Gol

View from the Wing / 2h
Let's mix metaphors for a second. After a game of airline partner musical chairs in South America, everyone is solidifying the relationship with their new dance partner. Delta began mileage earning and redemption with LATAM a month ago and just signed their joint venture agreement. Now American Airlines has introduced frequent flyer reciprocity with new partner Gol, based in Brazil, which Delta u

Office for iPad is getting trackpad support later this year

28Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / The 12.9-inch 2020 iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard and Magic Trackpad peripherals. (credit: Samuel Axon) Reports from The Verge and TechCrunch both say that trackpad and mouse support is coming to Office for iPad. The update should be out by the end of the year. Both reports point to the fall as a possible release window, but Microsoft is still working out the exact details. Trackpad a

These critical Cisco bugs need patching immediately

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Cisco has released updates to address a dozen high-severity flaws in its Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software and its Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) software. If left unpatched, these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to cause a memory leak, disclose information, view and delete sensitive information, bypass authentication or create a denial of service (DoS) condition on an affected d

Amazon's 'Making the Cut' is the ultimate example of product placement

91Engadget / 3h
Thanks to the quarantine and not having much else to do, my husband and I recently sat down to watch the premier of Amazon’s Making the Cut , a reality competition show hosted by Project Runway alumni Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. Aside from a few dramatic moments and surprisingly decent fashion, the show also provided a glimpse into what could prove to be the future of shopping and advertising. The p

How Safe Is it to Socialize Outdoors?

93Lifehacker / 3h
As the pandemic stretches on and summer approaches, you may be wondering if there are safe ways to get outside and see other people, in person, without risking transmission. How safe is it for two friends to meet at the park—even while observing physical distancing? Read more...

Keep Your Space Effortlessly Clean With an Ecovacs Robotic Vacuum

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Ecovacs Robotic Vacuum | $149 | Morning Save

Uber pushes adjusted quarterly profit target to 2021

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Uber has pushed its target to achieve a measure of profitability to a quarter in 2021, reversing a decision made just three months ago to move up the goal to the end of this year. Uber will miss its target to reach an adjusted EBITDA quarterly profit in the fourth period of 2020, CFO Nelson Chai said during the company’s earnings call Thursday. The new target is a quarter in 2021. “Our goal remai

Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Review: After 5 months, I’m convinced

Apple Inch MacBook ProSlashGear / 3h
The 16-inch MacBook Pro has a lot to prove, not least with its Magic Keyboard, but arguably just as much about whether it still fits the definition of what “professionals” are looking for. The new keyboard is about as close to a mea-culpa as Apple gets, but this flagship notebook needed to deliver more than just different keys. It’s the … Continue reading

Destiny 2 players get some next-gen good news

Bungie Destiny 2 XboxSlashGear / 3h
Yesterday, Microsoft revealed a collection of games that will be coming to Xbox Series X, presumably shortly after launch. While Sony has mostly been quiet about PlayStation 5 games, today we can add a big title to the game lineup for both consoles: Destiny 2. Bungie has confirmed that Destiny 2 will be coming to next-generation consoles, promising that more … Continue reading

Community cast reunion revealed: A 1-off table reading with Harmon, Glover, Pudi, McHale

SlashGear / 3h
Today it’s been revealed that a COVID-19 relief effort is in the works with the Community TV show cast. One table reading of an episode of Community will take place with nearly the entirety of the Community cast, including the original group – nearly everyone from the episode script that they’ll be reading. This includes Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny … Continue reading

What to Do if Your Summer Internship Has Been Canceled

23Lifehacker / 3h
A summer internship can help a college student or entry level worker jumpstart a career. But the coronavirus outbreak has put many of those summer plans on hold. So what can you do about it? Read more...

China's next-generation crew spacecraft sticks its test mission landing

China Chinese Wechat95Engadget / 3h
After it launched on Tuesday and nailed a series of maneuvers, China’s future crewed spacecraft has made a successful desert touchdown . Built by China’s main space contractor, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. (CASC), the uncrewed prototype will ferry astronauts to China’s future space station and, eventually, the moon. The crewed capsule (which doesn’t have a name yet), was lofte

How and why you should get two Wells Fargo credit cards

The Points Guy / 3h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the latest credit card information. The Wells Fargo Propel American Express® card is an intriguing credit card, as it offers what essentially amounts to 3% cash back on travel, dining, gas stations and popular web streaming services. But what takes the card and its rewards structure from intriguing to formidable is the ability to combine Wells Fargo

VCs see opportunities for gaming infrastructure startups and incumbents

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As the infrastructure for developing games becomes more advanced, studios have turned to buying best-in-class technology from others instead of building everything from scratch (often with inferior quality). This shift underpinned Unity’s rise as the most popular game engine . The current focus on games as ever-evolving social hubs that can remain popular for a decade requires investment in “live

A Black Hole May Be Orbiting Our Sun. This Guy Wants to Find It.

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Planet-Hunting For years, gravitational disturbances have led astronomers to speculate about a mysterious “Planet Nine” that may be orbiting our Sun way out past Pluto. Some have even suggested that it could be a tiny — but extremely heavy — black hole, trapped by the Sun’s gravitational pull. And now, Discover Magazine reports , a physicist at the Institute for Advanced Study named Ed Witten has

Today Only, Save up to 50% on Used Games at GameStop

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Office for iPad will reportedly get trackpad support 'by the fall'

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Microsoft is actively working to update its Office mobile apps to take advantage of the iPad's new and more robust trackpad support , according to The Verge 's Tom Warren . We already knew Microsoft planned to take advantage of the feature when TechCrunch said earlier this week cursor support is "expected to ship in Office for this fall." However, iPad Officer users may not have to wait that long

Williams Sonoma is having a gigantic one-day sale — here are the best deals

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Not to be all "We'Re LiViNg In UnPrEcEdEnTeD tImEs," but: we're living in unprecedented times. And you know what? Unprecedented times call for unprecedented online sales that you can shop from the comfort of your couch amid social distancing restrictions. Enter: Williams Sonoma's Premier Event . For one day and one day *only* (that is, through Friday, May 8), the specialty kitchenware retailer is

This Week We Return to the Fighter Pilot Workout

75Lifehacker / 3h
We began this month’s fitness challenge—revisiting classic home workouts—with the scientific seven-minute workout . This week we go back a bit further in history to the Canadian institution 5BX , originally invented for military pilots stationed in places without a gym or much space to exercise. I bet a lot of us can… Read more...

Is ‘Death Diving’ the Future of TV?

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The pandemic has shown we’ll watch any garbage on TV.

Shiny Pokemon GO event update revealed: Johto details!

SlashGear / 4h
There’s another “throwback” event in the works for shiny Pokemon GO starting today, Friday! May 8th, 2020, starting at 1PM local time, Pokemon GO users will find a whole BUNCH of new tasks for special research rewards through the week. The first of these is catching Pokemon – so get stocked up on the Pokeballs if you’ve not done so … Continue reading

US military is furious at FCC over 5G plan that could interfere with GPS

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Enlarge / Dana Deasy, Department of Defense chief information officer, testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on May 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images) GPS is facing a major interference threat from a 5G network approved by the Federal Communications Commission, US military officials told Congress in a hearing on Wednesday . In testimony to the Senate Committee

Advice for Surviving Lockdown, From a Woman Who Spent Two Years in a Closed Glass Structure

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Botanist Linda Leigh was among the eight specialists who spent two years in effective quarantine as part of the notorious Biosphere 2 experiment of the early ’90s. The heavily hyped experiment sought whether life could thrive in a closed system. The so-called “bisopherians” had access to several biomes within the… Read more...

Attend a Zoom Meeting From Inside a TARDIS

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Custom Zoom backgrounds prevent you from having to show off the same boring wall, messy apartment or kid-caused chaos in every meeting. And if you grew up on BBC shows like “Doctor Who,” “EastEnders,” and “BlackAdder,” you can now bring nostalgia to your conference calls with backgrounds from your favorite TV sets. Read more...

Invite-only Delta 360 elite status extended through January 2022

The Points Guy / 4h
Following the extension of most elite tiers from Alaska Airlines , American , Delta , United and Southwest , members of certain “invite-only” tiers began to grow even more anxious when it comes to whether or not their program would extend their hard-earned perks. For more news on elite status and everything else travel sign up for our daily newsletter. Along with the extension of its published ti

Tesla prepares to bring back 30% of Fremont factory workers in spite of county order

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Tesla is aiming to ramp up “limited operations” at its factory in Fremont, Calif., a decision that puts the company and its CEO Elon Musk in direct conflict with a stay-at-home order in Alameda County. Employees received two emails — one from Musk and another from Valerie Workman, the company’s human resources director — indicating that the factory would open as early as Friday. Bloomberg was the

Wink Smart Hub Users Will Soon Have to Pay Up—or Lose Access

200+Wired / 4h
For the past six years, Wink's costumers have used its app for free. But starting May 13, that will no longer be the case.

Everything You Need to Start Your Own Podcast on the Cheap

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If you’re keen to start your very own podcast, now’s the time—you’re bored at home, you’ve got a captive audience of people also bored at home, and everything you need to get up and running can be got at affordable prices and operated within the confines of your own four walls. Read more...

Google unifies messenger teams, plans “more coherent vision”

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Enlarge / Someone fix this. Unity is coming to Google's messaging strategy—again. A report from The Verge details a shakeup in Google's messaging leadership that will see Javier Soltero, the VP and GM of G Suite, take charge of all of Google's messaging apps in a single "unified team." A Google statement says Soltero will be in charge of "all of Google's collective communication products," which

Grab a 4K TV on sale and plan a (virtual) movie night with mom

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Facebook’s redesign goes live with simplified navigation and dark mode

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After months of testing, Facebook’s redesign is finally official. Announced last year at F8, the more minimalist approach to its desktop design has been rolled out in waves. In March, the company added an option to try out the new version. Users could switch back and leave feedback for why they had done so. This week, the redesign becomes official (and until you get it, the option to update manua

Daily Crunch: Target acquires Deliv’s delivery tech

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Target makes another acquisition, social platforms struggle with a “Plandemic” conspiracy video and Boston Dynamics’ robot Spot encourages social distancing. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 8, 2020. 1. Target to acquire same-day delivery tech from Deliv Target, which already owns on-demand delivery service Shipt, is in the process of acquiring technology assets from same-day delivery service Del

XPS 13 price cut: the powerful Dell laptop is on sale for only $829.99

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If you're on the hunt for a cheap laptop deal, then you've come to the right place. Dell has the best-selling XPS 13 laptop on sale for just $829.99 . That's the best price we've found for the XPS 13 and a fantastic deal for a powerful touch-screen laptop. The Dell XPS 13 laptop features a 13.3-inch InfinityEdge touch screen display and packs 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, and a 10th Generation Intel Cor

Friday's Best Deals: Xbox One X Bundle, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Bed & Bath at Wayfair, Wicked Audio Wireless Headphones, and More

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A GameStop flash sale , a massively discounted Xbox One X w/ Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order , three months of Game Pass Ultimate , up to 70% off bed and bath items at Wayfair , and a pair of Wicked Audio wireless headphones headline Friday’s best deals. Read more...

Facebook redesign goes live for everyone, dark mode included

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Facebook's redesigned website finally starts rolling out to everyone

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After the better part of a year, Facebook has started rolling out its redesigned desktop website to all of its users. The company announced today it plans to complete the rollout over the "next few weeks." Moving forward, "The New Facebook" will be the default for everyone who uses the social media platform on their desktop computer. It's taken a while for the company to get to this moment. After

Top-Secret Space Plane Set to Launch on Not-So-Secret Science Mission

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The Pentagon’s X-37B space plane will be returning to low Earth orbit later this month. But unlike previous operations, the U.S. military is sharing details about this mission and what the mysterious vehicle will be doing. Read more...

What It’s Like Working As a Flight Attendant During COVID-19

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

What to Do With Extra Egg Whites and Yolks

49Lifehacker / 4h
If you’ve ever made a meringue, custard, or super-fluffy sour, you have experienced the predicament of excess egg. Whether it be a white or yolk, throwing away the unused portion of an egg feels bad and wasteful, and I am not interested in feeling either of those feelings. Read more...

Every Airbus A380 in the world is grounded – except for one airline

The Points Guy / 4h
There are 237 Airbus A380s in the fleets of the world’s airlines. The biggest passenger jets ever, which can carry more people than any plane, have been a staple of long-haul travel since the late 2000s. But not anymore. Now they are all grounded, rendered useless by the precipitous drop in travel demand this year due to the coronavirus crisis. The sight of huge double-deckers parked in the deser

Eastern Airlines’ Strange New Domestic Route

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I’d consider Eastern Airlines to be the strangest actual airline in the US. I say “actual” to differentiate it from “airlines” like Avatar , Baltia , and Global Ghana . We haven’t seen this livery in real life yet! Well, Eastern Airlines has just filed with the DOT to operate passenger service on a domestic US route. If this comes to fruition, it will be the only regularly scheduled domestic rout

Elon Musk gets his way: Tesla factory partially reopens

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Google Authenticator Update Makes It Way Easier to Transfer Accounts to a New Device

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The Google Authenticator has long been a useful tool when it comes to adding two-step verification to your accounts. But now, thanks to its first update since April 2019 , Google has just made it way easier to securely migrate 2SV codes from one device to another. Read more...

Friday's Best Deals: Xbox One X Bundle, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Bed & Bath at Wayfair, Wicked Audio Wireless Headphones, and More

24Gizmodo / 5h
A GameStop flash sale , a massively discounted Xbox One X w/ Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order , three months of Game Pass Ultimate , up to 70% off bed and bath items at Wayfair , and a pair of Wicked Audio wireless headphones headline Friday’s best deals. Read more...

Physicists Discover New Trick to Stabilize Fusion Reactors

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Taking Control A team of research physicists at Princeton University may have found a new way to control fusion reactions — an incremental step towards making fusion energy, the holy grail of energy production, a reality. Many fusion reactors today use light elements in the form of plasma as fuel. The problem is that this elemental plasma is extremely hot — practically as hot as the Sun — and ext

How to Get Bing’s Daily Photos as Your Wallpaper on Android

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One thing that differentiates Bing from other search engines is its beautiful background images that change daily. If you’re a fan of the photos, Microsoft has an Android app that automatically downloads and sets the high-resolution image at your handset’s wallpaper every day. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Choose the Right Linux Distro for Your Cloud Server

How-To Geek / 5h
Linux exists in a complex open source environment, with many different distributions (distros) being developed by programmers from around the globe, and simultaneously being backed by huge companies. Which distro should you install on your new server? Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Fire tablets are on sale, plus more tech deals this weekend

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We're due for a weekend of becoming utter couch potatoes and doing nothing more than watching our favorite shows while nestled under a soft blanket in our comfiest PJs. Honestly, we've been due every weekend since The Bad Times started. SEE ALSO: Why a Chromebook is the best laptop choice for your kids If you don't have a TV to melt in front of this weekend, try a nice laptop or tablet instead —

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 release has officially been delayed

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated superhero movies of all time, so it’s little surprise that there’s a lot of anticipation for its sequel. Unfortunately, it seems that the next Spider-Verse movie has been hit with a delay, so those of you looking forward to it are going to have to wait several months longer … Continue reading

Real iPhone 12 shock is size: Tiny like iPhone 5?!

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The smallest of the small iPhone 12 units released this year may be smaller than we though possible – as small as an iPhone 5. The most recent leak suggests that the iPhone 12 (the base model) may be smaller than the iPhone SE (2nd Gen, 2020). This thing may be as small as the first iPhone SE, with a … Continue reading

Workers Are Being 'Turned In' by Employers for Not Coming to Work During the Pandemic

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Are you afraid of going to work during a global pandemic that’s sickened over 1.25 million Americans and killed more than 75,000? Fuck you. At least that’s the message from state officials in Ohio, where roughly 3,000 workers have been “turned in” by their employers for staying home. And states like Pennsylvania,… Read more...

How to Create Multi-Image Panoramas for Instagram

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If you’ve ever tried to upload a panorama picture to Instagram—or if we’re being honest, any interesting horizontal picture—then you’ve likely run into issues. Read more...

How to Use Your Android Smartphone as a Webcam on Windows 10

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Webcams are difficult to find and expensive right now. If you’re already tired of the puny, integrated webcam on your Windows 10 computer, try using the camera on your Android phone instead. Here’s how it works. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Automatic, the Company That Made Your Dumb Car Smart, Is Shutting Down

24How-To Geek / 5h
Back in 2013, Automatic launched with a simple idea: by plugging a simple dongle into your car’s OBD-II port, and connecting that to an app, you could easily make your car smart. Over time, the company added features like collision detection, roadside assistance, gas mileage readings, engine data, and more. But now the company is shutting down, effective May 28th. Read This Article on Review Geek

What Is ES6 JavaScript, and How Is It Different?

How-To Geek / 5h
JavaScript powers most of the interactive web, and so it’s had to evolve alongside it. New features in JavaScript are being added every year now; we’ll take a look at what’s new, and how you use ES6 JavaScript on your website. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Microsoft's New Bing Wallpapers App Will Beautify Your Android Phone

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Bing may not be the most popular search engine on the planet, but the website is famous for publishing beautiful daily wallpapers. Now, you can add these wallpapers to your Android phone using the official Bing Wallpapers app and enjoy a new home screen every morning. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Stay fit and in style with a Series 5 Apple Watch on sale

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Zens Comes Closest to Delivering the Wireless Charger Apple AirPower Promised to Be

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When Apple revealed its AirPower wireless charging pad in late 2017, allowing three devices to be charged on the same mat in any orientation, it sounded too good to be true. It turns out it was . After Apple made AirPower quietly disappear, Zens managed to make the tech a reality in its Liberty wireless charger. It… Read more...

China Lands Moon-Bound Spaceship After 3-Day Orbital Joyride

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Space Race After nearly three days in orbit, China’s experimental new spacecraft successfully landed in one piece. While this mission was uncrewed — it only took scientific instruments into orbit — the plan is to eventually use it to send crewmembers to the Moon and beyond, Al Jazeera reports . The successful test run of the spacecraft is a major step forward for China’s space agency as it seeks

Buy a 4-pack of Tile trackers on sale and get a free Google Nest Mini

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TL;DR: Tile's current 4-pack deals include popular Bluetooth trackers like the Mate, Sticker, and Slim, essentially allowing you to get a tracker for free. As of May 8, each 4-pack comes with a free Google Nest Mini. One may think that leaving the house, like, once a week would cut down the number of times we misplace personal items. But don't worry: Losing the Fire TV Stick or AirPods case that

Video perfectly nails what Day 1 vs. Day 50 of quarantine looks like

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Being stuck in the house is not fun. It's necessary, it's helpful , it's the right thing to do — but, yeah, it's not always fun . This new video from popular YouTube comedian Trey Kennedy shows how things have, well, devolved for most of us since day one of quarantine. Remember getting dressed? Waking up early? Doing things outside your home? Yeah, me neither. The video from Kennedy captures our

How the TechRadar team are keeping active and (hopefully) fit in lockdown

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Staying at home doesn't have to mean staying still. While there are some fantastic home workouts available (like PE with Joe ) and a wealth of great exercise apps , we've also come up with some ideas of our own to keep active in lockdown. If you're tired of the treadmill or feel like something different to your regular yoga app, here are some tried and tested alternatives. Keith Walker, managing

How to Celebrate Your Teen’s Graduation During the Pandemic

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Millions of high school seniors will be finishing up their final classes, submitting the last of their assignments and taking their end-of-school-year exams this month. Their long journey toward graduation is about to conclude, and they probably won’t get to walk across the stage, shake a bunch of hands or toss their… Read more...

10 Aliens That Can Just Go Ahead and Abduct Us Right Now

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Ever get the urge to just flee the planet? Especially lately? A few years ago, io9 put together a list of the worst aliens to be abducted by , but these days we’re thinking that suddenly jetting away from Earth wouldn’t be so bad. In fact, it could rule —especially if any of these 10 aliens are willing to handle the… Read more...

Bonuses galore: These are the 8 best cards for groceries during coronavirus

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Changes in grocery spending are the biggest shifts in consumer behavior that we’ve seen during the coronavirus pandemic . Along with an uptick in online grocery deliveries , there has been an increase in grocery spending relative to other purchases. Credit card issuers have responded to these changing spending patterns, with temporary grocery bonuses and statement credits. For those of us with an

Add some convenience to your life with a pair of truly wireless earbuds

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If you like to listen to music or talk on the phone during your social distancing walks, you should invest in a pair of truly wireless earbuds . You already have a mask on your face; you don't need a cord all up in your business too. Even just in the house, wireless earbuds add an added layer of convenience to your life — and we could all use that right now. You're able to go about your day untet

SaaS stocks defy gravity amid pandemic, record job losses

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Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. This week shares of SaaS and cloud companies reached new record highs as investors bid their equities higher following an earnings cycle that came in better than some expected. SaaS stocks, as measured by the Bessemer-Nasdaq cloud index , closed at a 1,484.93 yesterday, a record,

Samsung Hops on the Finance Train, Announces New Debit Card

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Samsung Pay has been around for five years, but it looks like the company isn’t content to just leave it at that. In a blog , Samsung vice president and general manager of Samsung Pay in North America Sang Ahn announced the company will be the latest tech giant to roll out a debit card. Read more...

This 65-inch 4K QLED TV gets a massive $750 price cut at Best Buy

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Upgrade your TV and save money, with this incredible 4K TV deal from Best Buy. For a limited time, you can get the TCL 65-inch 4K Roku TV on sale for $1,249.99 . That's a whopping $750 discount and the best price we've found for the QLED TV. If you're looking for an even bigger screen-size, Best Buy also has the TCL 75-inch 4K TV on sale for $1,799.99 . The 65-inch TV is part of TCL's 8-series ,

Astronomers Solve “X-Galaxy” Mystery With Powerful New Telescope

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X-Galaxy A team of astronomers at the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARO) claim they’ve solved the mystery behind why some galaxies shoot four jets of radio waves outwards, forming an “X” shape in the sky. Many galaxies only shoot out two jets of radio waves. Some active galaxies, however, have four — a strange phenomenon astronomers have tried to explain for years. MeerKAT Using obs

China’s new spacecraft—which resembles a Crew Dragon—just landed

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Enlarge / China's new spacecraft shown after landing Friday. It looks something like a Crew Dragon, no? (credit: CASC) China's new—and as yet unnamed—spacecraft safely returned to Earth on Friday after a three-day mission. Under the care of three parachutes, the spacecraft came to a rest in a Chinese desert at 1:49am ET (05:49 UTC). Images released by the Chinese space corporation showed a singed

Cheaper transatlantic flights? British Airways and American Airlines to give up some London slots

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British authorities want to make it easier for new competitors to fly routes between London and the U.S. The United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which is charged with promoting competition to benefit consumers in the U.K. announced Thursday that British Airways and American Airlines will be giving up some slots at Heathrow or Gatwick in response to concerns that the airlines

Office for iPad cursor support roadmap revealed

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Microsoft is hard at work getting Office for iPad up to speed with Apple’s latest iPadOS release, with plans to add cursor support for trackpad and mouse in the apps. Apple introduced the cursor to its iPad and iPad Pro line-up in iPadOS 13.4, alongside the new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro that for the first time includes a trackpad. … Continue reading

Twitch Watch Parties get a major expansion as COVID-19 keeps us at home

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With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping a lot of us inside at the moment, there are a bunch of people who are turning to streaming for entertainment. One website that’s probably seen a big uptick in traffic is Twitch, which got its start as a video game streaming website but has since branched out to many different categories. Last month, Amazon … Continue reading

How demand is pushing the boundaries of unified communications

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In the turbulent times we are all living through, the demand for unified communications (UC) is greater than ever. With many of us home-working for the most sustained period of time in our professional lives, UC is being pushed to the very limits of its own capabilities, and the demand for evolution and constant progression is massive. In many ways, the successful integration of new UC solutions

7 new TV shows on Netflix, Hulu, HBO and more streaming services this weekend

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Wondering what's new on Netflix and other streaming services this weekend? We've picked out the best shows on Netflix, Hulu, HBO and Sky over the next few days, and they're an impressive bunch. You've got a new series on Netflix from the director of La La Land, and a brand new animated series from the co-creator of Rick and Morty on Hulu. In addition, this week we've spotlighted a brand new HBO d

Need Analytics for Your Web Site? Here Are Four Tools You Can Use

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Analytics track the behavior of people using your website. For most businesses, this is critical information, as it helps them understand and tailor their service to their users needs. We’ll compare some of the best tools for the job. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Salt in Your Coffee? Here's the Argument for Adding a (Tiny!) Pinch

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If you buy premium coffee and prepare it in a gentle, controlled way, putting salt in it will likely make the experience worse. For everyone else? A pinch might be in order. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

How to Make Video Calls with Facebook Messenger

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Facebook allows families and friends to stay in touch no matter where they are in the world. Use the video-chat feature on Facebook Messenger to quickly connect with up to 50 people on most modern devices. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

HBO MAX Will Launch With Some of Crunchyroll's Anime Catalog

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HBO MAX is coming, and it’s confusing. But if you’re a fan of the surprisingly deep selection of anime shows on streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, a new announcement might just get your attention. Warner Media is partnering with popular anime streaming service Crunchyroll to bring some of its most popular shows to HBO MAX. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Cheap headphone deals return in bank holiday sales: Sony WF-1000XM3, Beats Solo Pro, and AirPods reduced

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We've seen some excellent cheap headphones deals over the past few weeks, and, courtesy of the bank holiday sales , many are returning this weekend. That means notable price drops on everything from the powerful Sony WF-1000XM3s to cheaper JBL headphones. Whether you're looking to spend £60 or £300, we've scoured all your favourite retailers for cheap headphone deals this weekend. Coming in cheap

The Tokyo Game Show has been cancelled

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The Tokyo Game Show has become the latest casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic, the show’s organisers confirmed on Friday, with the event moving to an entirely digital format. The 2020 event was scheduled to take place between September 24-27 at the Makuhari Messe convention center just outside Tokyo, but like E3 and Gamescom , it will no longer be going ahead. This is the first time the show has be

'Red Dead Redemption 2' is now on Xbox Game Pass — get your first month for $1

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TL;DR: As of May 7, Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available on Xbox Game Pass — you can get your first month of the service for just $1. Very important message: Red Dead Redemption 2 , one of 2018's most critically acclaimed games, is now playable on Xbox Game Pass for console. If you missed it when it came out, now is your chance to see what everyone was talking about. We've mentioned it many tim

Reading More? The Kindle for $25 off Might Be Your Best Friend

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All-New Kindle | $65 | Amazon

Online learning portal Unacademy hacked, data for sale on Dark Web

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A hacker has struck Unacademy, a popular online learning platform in India and put around 2.2 crore users’ data on the dark web for sale for $2000. Cyble, a US-based cybersecurity firm discovered the breach of the Bangalore-based learning portal and stated that the hacker obtained the data back in January, compromising a total of 2,19,09,707 user records. The database reportedly includes username

We collected the 17 best tweets from this week because... why not?

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Living on our phones and computers and tablets and smart TVs and — I don't know — internet-connected-fridges, isn't it grand? If we have to live online in quarantine — and honestly, what else is there to do — at least we can see some good tweets amid all the awful, unavoidable news. I've been rounding up the best tweets for four weeks now — wow, that's so much isolation already — and I've got no

OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z headphones up for sale from May 10 in India

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The OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z headphones will officially be available in India starting May 10 with a choice of three prominent colours and available both online and offline. Priced at Rs. 1,999, the new wireless headphones by OnePlus will be the cheaper version of the OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2, launched last year. The headphones weigh 28 grams and are said to have a wireless range of up to 10

Everything You Need to Know About HBO Max

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HBO’s newest streaming service, HBO Max , officially launches in just a few weeks. When it arrives on May 27th it will join HBO Go and HBO Now in HBO’s lineup. Yes, that means you have three different streaming options to access HBO content. Read more...

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Gives You Free Games and Xbox Live, Get Three Months for $21

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (Three Months) | $21 | CDKeys Read more...

Bizarre: American Airlines Spending Now To Add Seats To Planes, Only To Spend More To Re-Do Them

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American continues to spend money they do not have in order to squeeze more seats onto planes that they cannot sell. American is densifying aircraft to prepare for a future in which passengers demand the ability to buy more space for themselves. That's odd enough. Once they complete this retrofit, they go do it again to fix the flawed first class they continue to install. Continue reading ...

I finally get why people obsessively use WhatsApp

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WhatsApp is a way of life. With stickers, statuses, groups, and easy-to-use messages, it's more than just a texting service. I'd always dismissed it as yet another messaging platform, but now I get it. After moving to South America at the beginning of 2020 to work remotely for four months, I slowly accepted I'd have to download the Facebook-owned app. I'd resisted for years. I prefer iMessage on

Mesmerizing “lucky” Jupiter image reveals monumental storm secrets

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Groundbreaking new images of Jupiter have pieced together a “lucky image” of the mysterious planet, giving astronomers unprecedented insights into the fierce storms that churn the gas giant’s clouds. Using the Gemini North telescope on Hawaii’s Maunakea, a mosaic of shots designed to bypass the effect of Earth’s atmosphere allow us to see Jupiter as if we were in orbit … Continue reading

Dropbox was profitable for the first time since going public

100+Engadget / 6h
While many companies struggle through the pandemic, Dropbox seems to be doing well. In its first quarter, it brought in $455 million , an increase of 18 percent compared to the same period last year. According to Bloomberg , last quarter was the first time that Dropbox recorded net income since going public in 2018. In other words, it took a pandemic to make the company profitable. Since mid-Marc

AMD Ryzen 3 3100 overclocked to almost 6GHz, marking it as an OC beast

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The budget-friendly AMD Ryzen 3 3100 has been overclocked to almost 6GHz, just shy of the record held by its much more expensive Ryzen 9 3950X sibling. Renowned overclocker TSAIK has managed to overclock the $99 (about £79, AU$150) Ryzen 3 3100 to an impressive 5.92GHz using liquid nitrogen cooling (LN2), as reported by TechPowerUp . The processor is due to hit shelves on June 16. The quad-core c

Yesterday Was The Busiest Day At US Airports In Six Weeks

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We know that demand for air travel has plummeted , as we’ve seen airlines cut capacity unlike ever before. For the past several weeks I’ve been keeping an eye on passenger numbers, as it’s interesting to see how demand is evolving. I last provided an update on US passenger numbers last week, and I figure it’s time for an update — passenger numbers in the US continue to climb, very slowly but stea

Researchers say that surfaces able to grip like gecko feet could be mass-produced

SlashGear / 6h
One creature that roams the planet that has been the subject of great research is the gecko. The feet of the gecko have a natural adhesion property that allows the gecko to grip virtually any surface. Researchers have been able to emulate the stickiness of gecko using strips of rubbery material able to pick up and release objects, but mass … Continue reading

Boston Dynamics’ Spot is patrolling a Singapore park to encourage social distancing

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Since announcing the commercial availability of Spot, Boston Dynamics has presented a range of different gigs for the robot, from construction to telepresence. Last month, the company announced it was partnering with local hospitals interested in using the platform to perform remote visits for COVID-19 victims. Turns out the global pandemic has spurred all manner of surprise innovation for the te

An Oil Spill and the Coronavirus Are Creating a Crisis in Ecuador's Amazon

200+Gizmodo / 7h
Imagine being told to shelter at home due to a global pandemic, only to have your home, drinking water, and food stores destroyed. It would be a nightmare, but that is exactly what happened for indigenous people in the Ecuadorian Amazon after a massive oil spill polluted two major rivers. Read more...

Zoom acquires secure messaging company to fix video chat encryption

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To offer end-to-end encryption, Zoom is acquiring Keybase, a provider of secure messaging and file-sharing. Keybase staff will help build an end-to-end encryption system for Zoom’s video conferencing service, which will be available to paid users. The purchase, announced on Thursday, occurs weeks after Zoom admitted it actually wasn’t offering full encryption as previously advertised. The video c

How to Stream ‘Cheers’ Without Cable

How-To Geek / 7h
Cheers is a classic show that’s set in a real Boston bar. Whether you’re already a fan or want to check it out for the first time, it’s now streaming! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Microsoft and AWS exchange poisoned pen blog posts in latest Pentagon JEDI contract spat

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Microsoft and Amazon are at it again as the fight for the Defense Department JEDI contract continues. In a recent series of increasingly acerbic pronouncements, the two companies continue their ongoing spat over the $10 billion, decade-long JEDI contract spoils. As you may recall (or not), last fall in a surprise move, the DoD selected Microsoft as the winning vendor in the JEDI winner-take-all c

13 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Board Games That Are as Gorgeous to Behold as They Are Fun to Play

200+Gizmodo / 7h
As we shut ourselves inside and try to find things to do, many have turned to the world of tabletop gaming to find comfort and distraction (and something to do that scratches that social itch in the era of social distancing). But if you’re looking to pick up another board game (or six), you might as well justify it to… Read more...

TalkTalk's fibre bargain is the winner of the Bank Holiday broadband deals showdown

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TalkTalk is consistently one of the best broadband suppliers when it comes to pure value. Skip the freebies other ISPs are dangling in front of you this Bank Holiday weekend, TalkTalk can offer you one of the lowest fibre prices we've seen for a while. And this isn't a low price on speeds that just cross over into the realms of fibre, with TalkTalk's Superfast Fibre plan you're getting speeds ave

'Valley Girl' is a different kind of '80s nostalgia trip

29Mashable / 7h
To hear Julie tell it in the Valley Girl remake, her story begins with an entire shopping mall full of strangers coming together for an impromptu song-and-dance performance of "We Got the Beat" in 1983. Her daughter, in the present day, is not buying it. "Nope. Stop," she groans. "You were singing and dancing on a fountain?" Julie shrugs. "That's how I remember it. That's what it felt like." With

Doctors Are Cloning COVID Patients’ Antibodies For New Treatment

300+Futurism / 7h
To develop a preventative treatment for the coronavirus, doctors are enlisting thousands of patients who have already recovered. Or, more specifically, they’re enlisting the coveted antibodies that those patients’ immune systems generated in response to the virus. Doctors and medical researchers from Mount Sinai Health System and the pharmaceutical company Sorrento Therapeutics have partnered up

2019 Jeep Wrangler Four-door earns a marginal rating after flipping over in a crash test

SlashGear / 7h
Recently the IHS conducted a crash test on the 2019-2020 Jeep Wrangler four-door called the driver-side small overlap from crash test. In that test, the Jeep Wrangler was given a marginal rating after the vehicle flipped onto its passenger side after striking the test barrier. The redesigned Wrangler was evaluated in three separate driver-side small overlap crash tests. One of … Continue reading

Google Search new AR content lets kids learn while having fun

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Faced with a new reality, the world seems to have gone into a development and creation spree to make new experiences that could be safely done inside the house. Many of those involved the passive consumption of content but a few have also been crafted to foster creativity and learning. Naturally, kids are one of the biggest audiences of these … Continue reading

Is it better to be a private or public company right now?

80TechCrunch / 7h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Every week we write this post with some opening line akin to wow, what a week, huh? This is yet another one of those weeks. Perhaps this is just life now, and every week will stretch before us, similar to what Gandalf said after killing that Balrog, that “every day wa

American Horror Story Has Some Truly Bonkers Plans for Macaulay Culkin

67Gizmodo / 7h
Ava DuVernay teases a very specific corner of the Fourth World appearing in her New Gods movie. The Russo brothers confirm they’re working on bringing Hercules to live-action for Disney. Get a glimpse of Diana vs. Cheetah in a new Wonder Woman 1984 picture. Plus, what’s to come when you re-enter The Twilight Zone .… Read more...

Intel Comet Lake CPU overclocking looks limited unless you buy a Core i9, going by MSI’s findings

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MSI has revealed some data on Intel’s imminent Comet Lake desktop processors which sheds at least some light on how well they overclock – and the answer, apparently, is not particularly well, unless you’re forking out for a Core i9 model. MSI’s Eric van Beurden and Michiel Berkhout revealed their findings on the overclocking potential of Intel’s silicon in a livestream, testing Core i5, i7 and i9

Electra Townie Path Go! Review: An Expensive Starter E-Bike

76Wired / 7h
This premium electric cruiser is a stylish, spendy ride with top-of-the-line performance.

We Asked for Flying Cars. We Got Axl Rose's Twitter Spat

100+Wired / 7h
Plus: The early days at Twitter, the digital conspiracy theory, and the eels getting visits from humans.

How to Cancel a Google Play Store and Android App Subscription

49How-To Geek / 7h
The Google Play Store plays host to all in-app subscriptions set up using your Android device. When you’re ready to stop paying for weekly, monthly, or yearly subscriptions, here’s how to cancel the automatic payment using your Android handset and the Play Store on the web. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Eddy on Netflix evokes the self-indulgent power of jazz

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In case it wasn’t already obvious, director Damien Chazelle loves music. Like really loves it. The now-famous director was once on a doomed quest to become a professional jazz drummer when he studied at Princeton High School, and the fact that he had an especially intense tutor will come as no surprise to fans of his breakout film, Whiplash. Then there was his band at Harvard, Chester French, and

Google can give you AR science lessons right from the search page

200+Engadget / 7h
Last year, Google launched an augmented reality feature within Search that lets you put virtual animals in the real world. Now, it’s adding more 3D objects you can view right from your Search results page on mobile, including Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit and interactive anatomy models that can help you visualize the human body. The tech giant has teamed up with interactive 3D software platform Biod

How Do I Get My Cracked iPhone Screen Fixed During the Shutdown?

34Lifehacker / 7h
There’s a lot you can’t do in a pandemic—at least, if you’re smart. You shouldn’t be going to the mall (even if it’s open), nor should you even consider just lollygagging around the Apple store and taking stupid pictures on their demo devices. Read more...

TSA Will Require Employees To Wear Face Masks

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I’m a bit confused as to how this wasn’t already a policy, but better late than never, I guess? TSA agents will have to wear face masks The Transportation Security Administration is now requiring that all employees wear facial protection while at screening checkpoints. This new policy will be implemented nationwide over the coming days. It’s intended as an additional measure to help minimize spre

Furniture of the times : May 1922 / Gold Furniture Co. Title...

Music, Arts & Literature / 7h
Furniture of the times : May 1922 / Gold Furniture Co. Title from cover. Illustrated catalog of furniture sold by the Gold Furniture Company in Detroit, Michigan. Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Just in Time for Ignacia's Friday Playlist, Anker Soundcore Speakers are 20% Off

Gizmodo / 8h
Anker Soundcore Motion+ | $80 | Amazon | Use code MOTIONPLUS Anker Soundcore 2 | $32 | Amazon | Use code ANKERSDC2 Read more...

Yes – It May Finally Be Time To Plan Travel Again

50View from the Wing / 8h
The Points Guy ran a video by Brian Kelly arguing "against any unnecessary travel at all." I'm not persuaded, and hashing this out publicly should help people make up their own mind. It can certainly make sense to do limited domestic travel this summer if you aren't living in a coronavirus hotspot, aren't heading towards one, and are not in a high risk group (and do not live or work with people t

IR35: What does the delay mean for the tech industry?

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It’s been just over a month since the UK Government announced a postponement to the impending IR35 legislation that was set to hit the private sector in April 2020. The legislation has long sparked debate as to whether this is the right approach or a big mistake. In fact, just recently the House of Lords produced a damning report claiming the legislation was ‘riddled with problems, unfairnesses a

Engadget Podcast: Microsoft's Surface bonanza!

46Engadget / 8h
It’s a Microsoft heavy week! This week, Devindra and Cherlynn are joined by Alex Cranz, Gizmodo’s Senior Consumer Tech Editor, to chat about the bevy of new Surface devices. In particular, they explore why the Surface Go 2 and Book 3 are a bit disappointing — it turns out a slight spec bump might not be enough to make them competitive. But hey, at least the Headphones 2 and Earbuds are cheaper th

The Critical Points: Travel shaming is here — and it’s going to be a problem

100+The Points Guy / 8h
Each week in his column “ The Critical Points ,” TPG Loyalty and Engagement Editor Richard Kerr presents his opinion on a loyalty program, card product or recent news that he believes is overlooked, unsung or the result of groupthink taking mass opinion in a direction with which he doesn’t agree. His goal is not necessarily to convince you to agree with his position but rather to induce critical

How to Use Side-by-Side Apps (Split View) on an iPad

How-To Geek / 8h
Split View on the iPad is a powerful multitasking feature that lets you use two supported apps on the screen at the same time. Still, it can be confusing to figure out how it works, and mastering it takes practice. Here’s how to use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Tribit QuietPlus: Are These The Best Wireless ANC Headphones Under $100?

How-To Geek / 8h
I recently took a look at Tribit’s StormBox portable speaker, so I was excited to see what its QuietPlus wireless over-ear headphones were like. Safe to say, I was suitably impressed, particularly as the QuietPlus are only the brand’s second wireless over-ear headphones. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus: Specs, features and comparisons

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The MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus aims to challenge the notion that 5G flagships need to be expensive. It is the fabless manufacturer's upcoming chipset, bring upgrades across the board while adding support for dual 5G connectivity. Just like its namesake sibling, it is an octa-core chipset with four Cortex A77 cores and four Cortex A55 cores. It is built on a 7nm process, which should aid in effi

The 2021 VW Golf GTI has good news and bad for hot-hatch fans

SlashGear / 8h
Volkswagen won’t be bringing the new 2021 Golf GTE to the US, with the sports hybrid not joining its GTI sibling for the voyage across the Atlantic. Unveiled back in February, the 2021 Golf GTI and GTE are the two most potent versions of the eighth-generation car – for the moment, at least – though they take different routes to … Continue reading

The first high-resolution 3D map of the mouse brain has been completed

SlashGear / 8h
Scientists have revealed the first high-resolution map of the mouse brain after three years of intensive data gathering. The mouse brain is very small at about half an inch long and weighs less than a jellybean, but was incredibly complicated to map. The mapmakers from the Allen Institute call their creation the Allen Mouse Brain Common Coordinate Framework. The framework … Continue reading

How SkyWest Airlines Turned A Profit In The First Quarter

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Over the past few weeks some major US airlines have reported their first quarter results, including Alaska Airlines , American Airlines , Delta Air Lines , Southwest Airlines , and United Airlines . One might assume that all US airlines lost money in the last quarter given the circumstances, but that’s not the case — SkyWest Airlines turned a profit . SkyWest turns $30 million profit For those of

How Will We Dine and Uber in the Post-Pandemic City?

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This week, Aarian Marshall joins us to talk about how cities can respond to the coronavirus by redesigning streets to accommodate outdoor dining and changes to transit.

Social Distancing Has Become the Norm. What Have We Learned?

99Wired / 8h
It's a good time to sort through what's known, unknown, and only just beginning to be understood about this months-long intervention.

NASA's EmDrive Leader Has a New Interstellar Project

100+Wired / 8h
Harold White left NASA in December to join a new nonprofit focused on building the technologies to bring humans to the outer solar system and beyond.

ZFS 101—Understanding ZFS storage and performance

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Enlarge / No, you can't actually buy Ironwolf disks with an OpenZFS logo on them—but since they're guaranteed SMR-free, they are a solid choice. (credit: Jim Salter) As we all enter month three of the COVID-19 pandemic and look for new projects to keep us engaged ( read : sane), can we interest you in learning the fundamentals of computer storage? Quietly this spring, we've already gone over some

How to Remotely Play Tabletop Role Playing Games Using Slack

20How-To Geek / 8h
The infinite realms of tabletop role-playing games that are traditionally played in person are increasingly playable online. With modern communications apps like Slack, you can easily keep all the content, characters, conversations, and critical hits in one convenient place. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Why now is the perfect time to buy a sleep tracker

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If your country is in lockdown right now, you might find your sleeping schedule has gone out the window. Don’t worry, though, because tech is here to help. Currently you might be unable to sleep, wake up still tired, feel sleepy through the whole day, or find your night-time sleep isn’t fulfilling. This could be from the anxiety of lockdown or current world affairs, because your circadian rhythm

Jimco Reaper combines luxury and ruggedness in a desirable pre-runner package

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The Jimco Reaper is a special kind of machine. Based on Jimco’s all-new Reaper off-road platform, this pre-runner offers the best of both worlds: All-conquering off-road prowess and premium luxury. Sure, your Lexus LX, Toyota Land Cruiser, or Range Rover can do the rugged-luxury thing as well, but the Jimco Reaper can do more than basic off-roading. But wait, why … Continue reading

How will coronavirus change the world? — Parlia launches to help you find out

100+TechCrunch / 8h
“ Is Greta Thunberg a hypocrite? ” Google that phrase and you will get thousands of results. It just goes to show that, to a large extent, the “Q&A” model is broken on the internet. Where once Yahoo Answers and Quora were considered the bright young things of Web 2.0’s “Read/Write Web,” today there is only the chaos of myriad search results. Let’s face it, many have tried to really crack Q&A ( re

Coronavirus: 'Plandemic' virus conspiracy video spreads across social media

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A slickly-produced "documentary" has exploded across social media, peddling medical misinformation.

Mystery: Man Struck By Southwest Plane Landing in Austin Airport Last Night

59View from the Wing / 9h
Southwest Airlines flight WN1392 from Dallas Love Field with 53 passengers and 5 crew on board landed in Austin Thursday night at 8:12 p.m. The plane struck and killed a man on runway 17R, despite seeing him there and – according to the airline – maneuvering to avoid him, though air traffic control audio doesn’t seem to support that explanation. Continue reading ...

Save up to £140 on Google Pixel 4 deals with these big data bargains

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One minute its expensive, the's a bargain not to be missed. Google Pixel 4 deals are pretty similar to a roller coaster when it comes to price and right now, it's coming crashing down. The phone retailer has taken Google's flagship phone and cut up to £140 off the price making now an excellent time to buy. This is across a range of EE and Vodafone plans, ranging in both pr

Verizon and Stadia partnership extended to 5G Home customers

SlashGear / 9h
For all the promised benefits of game streaming services, it really only makes sense if you have a stable, reliable, and fast Internet connection. That’s why Google partnered with some network operators earlier this year to package Stadia together with some ISP plan that would, in theory, be optimized for game streaming. That campaign period may be coming to a … Continue reading

The Morning After: We reviewed Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro, and its keyboard

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Over the last few years, social networks have instituted slightly stiffer policies against misinformation, but those systems are being pressed to their limit by a fast-spreading new video . The ‘Plandemic’ clip “spreads debunked conspiracy theories about the coronavirus and features a discredited biologist.” Meanwhile, the removal of coronavirus misinformation has pushed theorists to suggest such

Person Struck & Killed By Southwest 737 In Austin

100+One Mile at a Time / 9h
This is a sad and strange story. As reported by KXAN , last night a person was struck by a plane landing at Austin Bergstrom International Airport. On Thursday night Southwest Airlines flight 1392, operated by a Boeing 737-700, was flying from Dallas to Austin. Upon landing on runway 17R at around 8:12PM the plane struck and killed a person on the runway. Austin-Travis County EMS declared the per

Pandemic Robots Deployed in Singapore Parks to Remind Humans of Their Own Mortality

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The Boston Dynamics robot known as Spot has been deployed to a park in Singapore to remind people they should follow social distancing guidelines during the pandemic, according to a new report from Singapore’s top government technology agency. And it almost feels like the robots are there to taunt us as this point,… Read more...

The Coronavirus Has Warped All Sense of Time

500+Wired / 9h
The days blend together, the months lurch ahead, and we have no idea what time it is. The virus has created its own clock.

Health Officials Say 'No Thanks' to Contact-Tracing Tech

500+Wired / 9h
Silicon Valley companies have proposed automating the arduous task of identifying people potentially exposed to Covid-19. They're finding few takers.

The Pandemic Slams Main Street: ‘We’re Trying to Stay Alive’

100+Wired / 9h
An oral history of small business owners across the nation who are struggling to adapt—or closing up shop for good.

Front-Runners Emerge in the Race for a Covid-19 Vaccine

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Two leading candidates are headed for mass clinical trials, and everything’s on the table—including deliberately infecting healthy vaccine volunteers.

Rocket Report: Military space plane returns to pad, SLS engine costs soar

63Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base. (credit: SpaceX ) Welcome to Edition 2.43 of the Rocket Report! This is probably the longest report we've published, and it's due to the surfeit of news in the world of launch. So much is happening, especially on the small side of things, and we're doing our best to stay on top of it all. As always, we welcome reader submissions

Netflix's 'Dead to Me' Season 2 is the unhinged joyride you've been craving

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Read more... More about Netflix , Christina Applegate , Tv Review , Linda Cardellini , and Dead To Me

Alfa Romeo celebrates 110th birthday with updated versions of the Giulia and Stelvio

SlashGear / 9h
Historic Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo is turning 110 this June. Celebrating this event are updated models of the 2020 Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV. And as expected from Alfa Romeo, the changes were carefully selected to make the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio more stylish, louder, and more fun to drive. Let’s tackle the biggest elephant in the room, shall we? … Continue reading

Bank Holiday sale Apple deals are here with huge discounts on AirPods, MacBooks and more

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Superb AirPods deals are just the start with these bank holiday Apple sales, where you can save up to £300 on a whole range of MacBooks, iPads, iPhones and more thanks to the Bank Holiday sales . Cheap AirPods deals start the proceedings today, with some second-gen AirPods with wireless charging going on sale at Amazon for just £158 (was £199) . This is the cheapest we've seen these go on Amazon

Should You Buy the Microsoft Surface Go 2?

20How-To Geek / 10h
Microsoft’s highly anticipated Surface Go 2 is here, and early reviews from platforms like CNET, Tom’s Guide, and The Verge are surprisingly positive. The Go 2 sports an updated design and better performance than its predecessor, but is it worth the steep $400 to $760 price tag? The answer is yes, but only if you’re looking for a casual device. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Use Face ID on Your iPhone While Wearing a Mask

200+How-To Geek / 10h
Soon, your iPhone will be better at detecting face coverings. When Face ID notices you’re wearing a mask, it will quickly prompt you for your PIN or passcode. You won’t have to stand there and wait for Face ID to try and fail to detect your face. It’ll be a big improvement. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google launches a new Read Along app to help you with homeschooling

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If you're stuck at home trying to keep the kids entertained and educated, you've now got one more online resource to draw on – Google just launched a Read Along app for Android that helps kids over five with their reading. The app has previously been launched in India under the name Bolo, but is now available much more widely, across 180 countries and in nine languages. It uses Google's AI smarts

Shopify's new app makes it easier for merchants to sell on Pinterest

72Engadget / 10h
Pinterest is continuing its push to be a major online shopping destination through a new partnership with Shopify, which will make it easier for merchants to attract new customers and boost sales. Through a new app, Shopify merchants can now upload catalogs to Pinterest and turn their products into shoppable product pins in just a few clicks. The Pinterest app on Shopify includes a bunch of helpf

Refunding Delta flights was quick and easy with patience and know-how

33The Points Guy / 10h
Today I want to share a story from TPG reader Mary , whose patience helped her score a full refund instead of a travel voucher when Delta canceled her flight: I had a few upcoming trips that I was patiently waiting to cancel to try to get a refund instead of credit during the pandemic. I finally got my opportunity to call Delta this weekend, when I got a notification that my flight coming up in s

Xiaomi, Samsung and others begin to resume smartphone production in India

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Xiaomi, Vivo, Samsung, Oppo and other smartphone companies have received approval from some state governments in India to partially resume manufacturing and assembling of devices amid the ongoing lockdown in the world’s second largest handset market that completely shut operations at these plants in late March. The companies said that they have secured permission to kick start their manufacturing

The best cheap laptop deals in the bank holiday sales

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This weekend's bank holiday sales are offering up some fantastic cheap laptop deals. That means you can secure your next machine for less right now, and we're showing you the very best offers from all your favourite retailers right here. That's right, you can save up to £200 on your next laptop if you know where to look. We're rounding up all the latest bank holiday laptop deals right here, so yo

Microsoft GitHub account reportedly hit in huge cyberattack

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Microsoft's private GitHub account has been hacked in a major cybersecurity incident for the company. A hacker known as Shiny Hunters told BleepingComputer they had gained full access into Microsoft's account, including supposedly 'Private' repositories, and had already downloaded 500GB of private projects. Microsoft acquired the open-source library in June 2018 for $7.5 billion, giving the compu

Windows 10 May 2020 Update release date accidentally revealed by Microsoft

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Windows 10 May 2020 Update will be released at some point between May 26 and May 28, according to a freshly revealed leak from Microsoft itself. As spotted by Windows Latest , Microsoft accidentally revealed this information in its Driver Shiproom Schedule. So, assuming that this schedule remains on track, you can expect the May 2020 update to arrive on one of those three days. Windows 10 review:

'Solar Opposites' nails 'Rick and Morty' humor but is actually...nice?

S. Opposites Rick Morty94Mashable / 10h
Can I get an order of sci-fi animation from Justin Roiland? Hold the existential dread. Hulu's Solar Opposites, streaming all of its eight-episode first season today, has a lot in common with Rick and Morty. The animation style, the humans-meet-aliens comedic throughline, Roiland’s guttural voice acting — it’s all apparent within moments of the series’ first episode. For diehard fans of the Smith

iPad Pro Magic Keyboard iFixit X-Ray reveals a very busy accessory

Magic Keyboard iFixitSlashGear / 10h
What goes into a keyboard cover accessory? Most will probably think just the keycaps, membranes for the keys, and electronics needed to power up and connect the keyboard. That may be true for simple external keyboards but, even in appearance, the new Magic Keyboard for the latest iPad Pros is anything but simple. And thanks to the wonders of modern … Continue reading

The best 4K TV deals in the bank holiday sales: premium TVs now available for less

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Cheap 4K TV deals are bringing low prices to some premium sets in the latest bank holiday sales this week. That means we're seeing crystal clear 4K quality, premium audio, unique features, and picture-perfect upscaling for some excellent prices right now. So, if you're looking to upgrade your standard HD display to something a little more powerful in lockdown, there's never been a better time do

France use AI to monitor if citizens are wearing face masks

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

The first quarantine concert foretells music's dystopian future

200+Mashable / 11h
A concert in Fort Smith, Ark. on May 15 will be one of the first — if not the first — live, socially-distanced show in the U.S. since the beginning of wide-scale shutdowns, meant to curb the spread of the pernicious parasite that sickens people with COVID-19 . The show promises to be weird. The ornate venue , Temple Live, will only fill 229 of 1,100 seats. According to the promoter's plans, every

Guy Fieri has reached an emotional turning point

200+Mashable / 11h
Internet of Yum digs into all the things that make us drool while we're checking our feeds. If you think you have the celebrity chef who rocks spiked platinum blonde hair, backwards sunglasses, and an eccentric wardrobe brimming with bold flame prints and retro bowling shirts all figured out, think again. While Guy Fieri does embody all things righteous and funkalicious, he's been mulling over ho

UFC 249: all you need to know about Ferguson vs Gaethje and the rest of the card

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Top-tier live sport controversially returns from lockdown and back onto TV screens this weekend, with a long-awaited lightweight MMA clash between Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje in Florida - read on to find out how to live stream UFC 249 no matter where in the world you are. What's so exciting about the return of UFC this weekend? Where do you start? As well as being the first international spor

How universities are shifting to online learning

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The global spread of COVID-19 has forced a new era of teaching and learning in today’s digital world. Nearly 15.5 million UK students have had their education disrupted in what is a watershed moment for education worldwide. The spread of COVID-19 has demonstrated why higher education institutions must build a robust technological backbone and be digitally competent to weather this crisis - namely

SA MeerKAT Telescope makes another discovery

67Popular Mechanics / 11h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Google's next streaming device could swap Android TV for Google TV

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Changes are apparently afoot in the world of Chromecasts and Android TV , with rumors that Google could be about to launch a brand new streaming device – and swap the Android TV branding for Google TV at the same time. According to sources speaking to Protocol , Google is planning a new Chromecast-like streaming device that adds extra functionality. It sounds as though it would be more like the N

A new Xiaomi Mi 10 variant with the Exynos 990 might be coming

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The Mi 10 is Xiaomi’s flagship series for the year, bringing a new premium design and capable high-resolution cameras. A new listing suggests that another device will be joining the series, powered by the Exynos 990 chipset. The Xiaomi Mi 10 and the Mi 10 Pro made their global debut in March as Snapdragon 865-powered 5G flagships. They were soon joined by the Mi 10 Lite and Mi 10 Youth in China.

Samsung Galaxy S30 could be a massive upgrade on the Galaxy S20

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It goes without saying that the Samsung Galaxy S30 will be more powerful than the Samsung Galaxy S20 , but we now have an idea of just how much more powerful, and it could be an enormous jump. Based on leaked benchmark tests shared by GizChina , the GPU in Samsung’s next major smartphone chipset (rumored to be called the Exynos 1000) is capable of performance that’s up to three times faster than

Stream all the content you want with this subscription

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TL;DR: A 15-month subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for $6.67 per month as of May 8, saving you 49% on list price. There is a general acceptance that using a VPN will negatively influence your connection speed and streaming experience, but it doesn't need to be that way. ExpressVPN lets you stream and download all the content you want with unlimited bandwidth, without sacrificing your securit

A massive Bitcoin event is coming next week. Here’s what you need to know.

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Early next week, Bitcoin is about to experience its third-ever halving, a hugely important event that could shift the balance of power within the network. Historically the event, also called the halvening, drove the price of Bitcoin up, especially in the long term. There are also certain dangers associated with this event — though you probably don't need to worry too much. So what is the halving,

This puzzle game is a sneaky-fun way to teach your kid how to code

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TL;DR: Kickstart your child's STEM career with Tangible toys and puzzles for $89.99, a 9% savings as of May 8. We've said it before and we'll say it again: coding is the must-have skill of the future. As technological innovations continue to move at lightning speed — and tech salaries continue to increase — we all wish we'd spent more time in STEM classes back in college. Switching career paths m

Reinvigorate your kitchen with this air fryer that cooks meals in minutes

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TL;DR: Get some assistance in the kitchen with a PowerXL 10-in-1 Pro XLT 6-Quart Digital Air Fryer for $59.99, a 50% savings as of May 8. If it's not obvious yet from the countless Instagram Stories and TikTok videos circulating the internet, many have gone cuckoo for cooking. But if you're one of the few who doesn't have the patience to recreate a Gordon Ramsay-level dish, allow us to direct you

It will only cost you $30 to turn your desk chair into an ergonomic one

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TL;DR: Upgrade your basic chair with a Cushion Lab ergonomic lumbar pillow for $29.99, a 33% savings as of May 8. The ongoing pandemic has practically obliterated work-life balance for millions of Americans. According to Bloomberg , those of us working from home are averaging three more work hours per day than the pre-COVID-19 days. And the makeshift desks we threw together last minute just aren'

Dip your toes into the wonderful world of digital art for less than $20

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TL;DR: Add a unique flare to existing photos with a lifetime subscription to Flame Painter 4 for just $19, a 78% savings, as of May 8. Ever wonder how those Instagram influencers jazz up their photos with fancy digital art features? As it turns out, it's not some unattainable skill but is simply all about having the right tools. You could use Adobe Photoshop, but the unique painting software Flam

'The Eddy' is an endless jazz festival masquerading as a TV show

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How the pandemic will change our relationship to time forever

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Here's a test: Without checking a calendar, try to guess how many weeks it's been since you've been in quarantine. Now think back to St. Patrick's Day, and estimate how much time went by between that and when you started quarantining. Objectively speaking, most people in the U.S. were told to stay at home about a week after St. Patrick's Day. Yet subjectively speaking, from within the trenches of

Tokyo Game Show 2020 has been canceled

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This year’s Tokyo Game Show has been officially canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. It definitely doesn’t come as a surprise, seeing as Game Developers Conference and other big gaming and tech events for 2020 had to be scrapped in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing at huge conferences would be impossible, after all, especially since going to TGS’ usual venue (Mak

SA has a 5G network, but only one enabled phone on sale

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Toyota modify Hiace van to transport COVID-19 patients

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A Chinese city to pump life into local business with WeChat live streaming

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China is showing renewed interest in live streaming. As the coronavirus swept through the country and shut down premises in droves, businesses are turning online to drive sales. Many have adopted live streaming, a model that predates the short videos that dominate many of our mobile screens now. Ecommerce titans like Alibaba, and Pinduoduo have ramped up efforts in live streaming, which se

Vodafone Idea recharges possible via pharmacies, kiranas in UP West

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Good news comes the way of Vodafone Idea users in UP West, where they can now recharge their phones at the over 6,500 Kirana and pharmacies located in the region. On Wednesday, the telecom operator announced the availability of these new options so that customers need not venture out too far away from their homes and successfully maintain the crucial social distancing in view of the Covid-19 situ

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 could have a status indicator around its selfie camera

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While there is some evidence that the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will have an in-screen selfie camera , there are also reports that the tech won’t be ready in time – and if it's not then Samsung might at least make the most of having a punch-hole camera. No less than five design patents filed with CNIPA (the China National Intellectual Property Administration) and spotted by LetsGoDigital show a self

Google Pixel 4a: seven features that you probably won't get from the Pixel 4

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The Google Pixel 4a is probably almost here, with leaks suggesting it will go on sale on May 22 – meaning it might be announced a week earlier on May 15. Thanks to various leaks and rumors we have a good idea of what to expect from the Google Pixel 4a, as well as what not to expect, as this is more (or less) than just a cheaper take on the Pixel 4 . That means some features of that phone are like

McAfee finds hackers targeting Remote Desktop Protocol during COVID-19

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New research has highlighted a significant growth in the number of attacks targeting Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses have increasingly turned to Microsoft RDP as a way to help employees to work from home, with the system enabling remote workers to log onto their office computers and access business networks. As a result, the number of internet-co

South African iPhone SE prices released

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Watch Spike Lee's 3-minute short film tribute to New York, New Yorkers, and healthcare workers

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Acclaimed director Spike Lee has released a video tribute to the New York City on Instagram, capturing how strange the usually bustling city feels amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Set to the dissonant melody of Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York," the three-minute montage released Thursday shows off New York's empty streets and locked up playgrounds, the result of necessary social distancing and

Pete Davidson deals with firefighters, feelings, and bad tattoos in 'The King Of Staten Island' trailer

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The King Of Staten Island , one of many movies premiering on demand instead of in theaters as originally planned, is all about Pete Davidson. Some details have been changed — Davidson's firefighter father died on 9/11, not in