Tuesday, May 05, 2020

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The Neuroscience of Why You Could Really Use a Hug Right Now

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For those quarantined alone, the lack of human touch can feel agonizing. A neurological phenomenon called "skin hunger" explains why.

Spotify got Daniel Radcliffe to read Harry Potter out loud and we are legit crying

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Read more... More about Entertainment , Spotify , Harry Potter , David Beckham , and Daniel Radcliffe

Stevia extract sweetener study finds promising impact on liver health

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A popular sweetener called stevia has been linked to potential improvements in a common condition called fatty liver disease, according to a new study. The research comes from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where experts evaluated the effects of sugar alternatives on liver health. Based on the results, a clinical trial that further evaluates the effects is now underway. Sugar has … Continue read

NBA 2K League comes to broadcast TV on ESPN2

43Engadget / 25min
Despite establishing an esports footprint a couple of years before COVID-19 canceled live sports for a while, the NBA 2K League is only just now coming to traditional TV. While we’ve seen a number of broadcasts for NASCAR, F1, FIFA and Madden in the past few weeks — not to mention other video games like Overwatch , Fortnite , Apex Legends and League of Legends — today the NBA 2K League debuted on

Lyft will now let you wait longer for a cheaper fare

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We should all be staying at home right now, hiding from the coronavirus pandemic like it's a velociraptor in a commercial kitchen. Unfortunately, the fact that we need food to survive means we're still forced to venture out on occasion. To make these essential trips slightly more affordable, Lyft has announced it is expanding its Wait & Save pilot to most riders in the U.S. and Canada. People can

How to clear your Instagram search history

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I think I speak for a large majority of people with Instagram accounts when I say there are few feelings worse than when someone unexpectedly sees your search history. My stomach drops and my mind starts to race as I attempt to remember the last few people I snooped on while searching on the app. Whether it's someone leaning over your shoulder to watch you look up an Instagram account you were bo

MediaTek Helio G85 wants to bring a 1GHz GPU to mid-range phones

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Qualcomm has more or less cornered the premium smartphone segment with its Snapdragon 800 series of chips. But with the Snapdragon 765, it is going after the lower tiers by promising not only performance but also 5G in a single package. It’s no surprise, then, that MediaTek, its competitor in those markets, is ramping up its efforts to make up … Continue reading

Activision brings premium Call of Duty, two more games in 2020

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Activision Blizzard, the gaming company that owns the Call of Duty franchise, would be launching a premium version of the game in 2020, in addition to two more based on its own IP library later this year. News of the update was broken by Gematsu via a tweet related to Activision's earnings call yesterday. The company revealed that "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" which was released last September h

Huawei Freebuds 3i offers two things Galaxy Buds+ can’t

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Truly Wireless Stereo or TWS earbuds have become more popular these days thanks to the orchestrated demise of the 3.5mm headphone jack and Apple’s AirPods. Audio accessory makers have been scrambling to a variety of products covering a wide range of capabilities and prices but few can be considered to be successful in striking a balance between all of those. … Continue reading

Oculus Quest 2 now delayed until 2021, according to new report

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If you were planning on pawning off your Oculus Quest VR headset to try and score some cash ahead of the launch of the Oculus Quest 2, you might want to reconsider: Facebook’s next VR headset could be delayed until 2021 or later. That's according to industry experts who spoke to Bloomberg who claim that Facebook originally planned on announcing the Oculus Quest 2 at this year’s Oculus Connect. Th

The best 'Animal Crossing' hacks, tips, and tools for advanced players

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons has taken over lives — nay, the world at large. But part of what makes Animal Crossing so great (yet so frustrating) is that it doesn't really tell you how to play it. That's why elsewhere, you'll find plenty of beginner guides helping players catch up to the decades-long knowledge that fans have accumulated. This is not a guide for beginners, though. No, these are t

Your American Airlines companion certificate will be extended through next year

56The Points Guy / 2h
Yesterday, Citi announced extensions on expiring companion certificates for AAdvantage cardholders – and now Barclays is following suit. If you’re a qualifying Barclays AAdvantage cardholder with a companion certificate expiring between March 31, 2020 and May 31, 2021, you’ll receive an extension through June 30, 2021. However, if you applied for an AAdvantage Aviator Red Card prior to May 2019 a

Zoom's latest changes to prevent 'zoombombing' arrive on May 9th

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Zoom is implementing more of its promised measures to bolster security and prevent “ zoombombing ” by unwanted guests. To start, it recently gave admins the option of disabling personal meeting IDs for scheduling and starting meetings. An intruder who discovers the ID can’t use it to host a videoconference. On May 9th, basic (aka free) accounts will need to use passwords for all meetings. Waiting

Experiment Shows Some Life Can Survive in Exoplanet-Like Conditions

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Single-celled organisms like Escherichia coli and yeast can grow and survive in an atmosphere like the kind theorized to exist on many rocky exoplanets, according to a new paper. Read more...

Delta’s Push To Drop Small Cities

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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 ...

There's a new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater game on the way, apparently

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There’s a real possibility that you’ll be playing a new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater game sometime in 2020 – and, potentially, a new Skate game from EA as well. Those tidbits of information are according to professional skateboarder Jason Dill, who said in a recent podcast that both Activision and EA are working on new entries in their respective skateboarding franchises. That could be some seriously g

Epic teases Fortnite’s future following big Season 3 flood leak

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In recent days, a video was published claiming to reveal all sorts of major Fortnite Season 3 details, the key one being alleged plans for a future flood that will take over the game’s new island. This was a surprising revelation, though perhaps not too unusual given the major water changes Epic introduced with Chapter 2. Now actual changes have … Continue reading

Twitter tests asking iOS users to cut it out with the swearing, for Chrissakes

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Twitter is pretty sure you could all be a littler nicer. The social media company that's practically synonymous with trolls today announced an effort aimed at making its platform a more civil place. Specifically, a limited subset of iOS users will be presented with a gentle nudge when attempting to tweet potentially harmful trash. Of course, it's not exactly clear what Twitter considers to be sai

Eight Super-Thin Phone Cases (for Your iPhone 11 or Samsung Galaxy S20) That Fit Like a Glove

39Gizmodo / 2h
I was once a case hater. I never put any protection on my phone, because I couldn’t stand to cover up the sleek design, and I didn’t want to add any unnecessary bulk. These days, I’ve changed my tune a bit—I’m a bit older and clumsier, and I’ve got kids whose every kick lands on my balls or on my phone pocket. To give… Read more...

Volkswagen to start sales of first-edition all-electric ID.3 hatchback in June

84TechCrunch / 3h
Volkswagen plans to start selling the launch edition of its ID.3 vehicle next month to customers who placed pre-orders of the all-electric hatchback. Customers who made reservations for the launch edition, known as ID.3 1st, will be able to order their vehicle starting June 17, according to a tweet posted by Volkswagen board member Jürgen Stackmann. Volkswagen has registered more than 37,000 rese

Stadia's game controller finally works wirelessly on your computer

82Engadget / 3h
Google Stadia’s wireless controller is finally overcoming some of its early limitations . As of this week , the Stadia Controller no longer needs to be plugged in to your computer to play games on the web. You can leave the USB-C cable behind when you want to fire up Doom Eternal , which may be important if you’re using a laptop with few ports . The addition just requires linking the gamepad to t

A worker at Amazon’s New York City fulfillment center is dead from COVID-19

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Earlier this week, Amazon informed staff members at its Staten Island fulfillment center that a worker had died from COVID-19. The news was first noted by The Verge . The employee began to exhibit symptoms in early April, before being placed on quarantine April 11. He never returned to the site. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of an associate at our site in Staten Island, NY,” a spokesperson

The rise of the human-centric CEO

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Romeen Sheth Contributor Romeen Sheth is president of Metasys , a workforce-management firm based in Atlanta. Steve Schlafman Contributor Steve Schlafman is founder, coach and angel investor at High Output , a boutique leadership-development company based in NYC. Peacetime CEO/Wartime CEO by Ben Horowitz is one of the most commonly cited management think pieces of the last decade. And for good re

Yet Another Amazon Worker Has Died of Coronavirus

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One warehouse associate at JFK8—Amazon’s massive fulfillment center in Staten Island, New York—has died of the novel coronavirus, in what is at least the third such death among the company’s ranks. Read more...

Twitter rolls out changes to threaded conversations following tests in its prototype app, twttr

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Twitter announced today it’s introducing a new layout for replies that will use lines and indentations to make it easier to understand who you’re replying to and how the conversation is flowing. The company will also test putting engagement actions — including likes, Retweet, and reply icons — behind an extra tap to make replies to conversations easier to follow. These features have been in testi

Social network for women Peanut raises $12M Series A amid pandemic

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Peanut, an app that began as a tool for finding new mom friends, has evolved into a social network now used by 1.6 million women to discuss a range of topics, from pregnancy and parenthood to marriage and menopause, and everything in between. On the heels of significant growth in online networking fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is today announcing the close of a $12 million Series A

The future of deep-reinforcement learning, our contemporary AI superhero

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Rish Joshi Contributor Rish is an entrepreneur and investor. Previously, he was a VC at Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI fund), co-founded a fintech startup building an analytics platform for SEC filings and worked on deep-learning research as a graduate student in computer science at MIT. It was not long ago that the world watched World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov lose a decisive match against a

Impossible Burger will soon arrive in Kroger stores across the US

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Impossible Foods has announced yet another expansion in the availability of its Impossible Burger faux meat product. On Tuesday, the company said that its plant-based ‘beef’ will soon arrive in Kroger Co. grocery stores across the US, including Kroger, King Soopers, Fred Meyers, Smith’s, Ralphs, and others. This will cover a total of 1,700 stores in the US, repressing a … Continue reading

Chase, Amex spending millions on points and miles — what it means for the future of loyalty programs

The Points Guy / 3h
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has had an unprecedented effect on the travel industry, driving new bookings close to zero and sending cancellations skyrocketing. As such, airlines and hotels are faced with a liquidity crisis unlike anything they’ve ever seen. Many are turning to government bailouts to help weather this storm, but a number of programs are raising money in a unique way: pre-selli

Hacker buys old Tesla parts on eBay, finds them full of user data

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Enlarge / Inside a Tesla. (credit: Steve Jurvetson / Flickr ) Tesla infotainment systems are a marvel to behold. Among other things, they display Netflix or Youtube videos, run Spotify, connect to Wi-Fi, and of course store phone numbers of contacts. But those benefits require storing heaps of personal information that an amateur researcher found can reveal owners’ most sensitive data. The resear

FDA: Makers of coronavirus antibody tests must now show tests actually work

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Enlarge / MAY 4, 2020: A health worker handles a blood sample on the first day of a free COVID-19 antibody testing event. (credit: Getty | Barcroft Media ) After a gush of bogus coronavirus blood tests, the US Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that test makers must submit data within 10 days showing that their tests actually work —or risk getting purged from the market. The new requir

I Just Remembered That I Ate a Murder Hornet Once

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When I first saw an image of the Asian giant hornet, now famously referred to as the “Murder Hornet,” my first thought was “I’d probably eat that.” My second thought was, “wait, I probably have.” Read more...

Creatively helps designers and other creative talent showcase their work

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Creatively was supposed to launch this summer, according to CEO Greg Gittrich. And then COVID-19 happened. “We made the decision to fast-track the launch when the pandemic hit, because we felt like launching as a beta would really help the creative community,” Gittrich told me. The startup was founded by Stacey Bendet and Joe Indriolo, who also serves as chief product officer. Indriolo told me th

Lyft Wait and Save offers discounts to riders who are willing to wait

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Ride-hailing company Lyft has introduced a new option that offers riders discounts if they’re willing to be patient. Called Wait & Save, the feature was initially launched in certain areas under a pilot test, which is now expanding to ‘most’ riders located in Canada and the US. The Wait & Save discount option applies to the fare on Standard rides. … Continue reading

California sues to make Uber and Lyft drivers employees

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Enlarge / California attorney general Xavier Becerra. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images ) California's attorney general—as well as attorneys from three of the state's largest cities—have sued Uber and Lyft, accusing the companies of violating the labor rights of thousands of drivers. The plaintiffs argue that state law requires Uber and Lyft to treat their drivers as employees, which would ma

NASA is helping Tom Cruise film a movie in space

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NASA’s current desire to commercialize space has seemingly reached its logical conclusion. Administrator Jim Bridenstine has confirmed a Deadline report that NASA is working with Tom Cruise on a movie to be shot aboard the International Space Station. Yes, it should be the first fictional movie shot in space — not just aboard a low-gravity “vomit comet” flight. Bridenstine didn’t share details of

Student Discount: Join Extra Crunch for $50 per year

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Graduation season is here, and to celebrate we are offering annual Extra Crunch memberships to students for half price. That’s a full year of Extra Crunch for only $50 (plus tax). To sweeten the deal, you’ll be grandfathered in at the discounted price for future years until you cancel. Take the summer to focus on getting ahead with Extra Crunch intelligence at your disposal. How to claim the disc

Unpacking why Wayfair’s stock popped 23.7% today

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In the midst of the day’s news chaos both political and business-oriented , you might have missed Wayfair’s big moment: In regular trading today, shares of the online home goods retailer shot 23% higher. It was an eye-catching gain during a period when the domestic economy is troubled , unemployment is rising and consumer spending is slowing . Why did Wayfair shares rise so much in a single day?

A security expert says India’s contact-tracing app has flaws; New Delhi says they are ‘by design’

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The Indian government has said that its contact-tracing app Aarogya Setu “by design” fetches the location data of its 90 million users and allows them to view the concentration of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus in their vicinity. New Delhi issued the statement after France-based security researcher Baptiste Robert found what he argues are design flaws and privacy issues. The

United Says They’ll Deny You Boarding If They Think You’ve Been Exposed to COVID, Or Refuse Testing

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They can deny you boarding if they merely suspect you have coronavirus, or if they want you to obtain a test showing you do not have the virus and you decline. What will lead them to suspect someone may have the 'rona? It could be temperature checks. It could be data shared via an app or the government in the future. It could be information about known exposures, including on a prior flight. Cons

A Tale Of Two American Airlines Companion Certificates: Barclays vs Citi

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Earlier in the day Citibank shared that the companion tickets earned from their American Airlines co-brand business card (after $30,000 spend in purchases each cardmembership year, at card renewal) that expire in 2020 will be extended to June 30, 2021. Barclays has shared that their American Airlines companion tickets - offered as an initial bonus on new consumer cards, and earned from spend on t

Five Automotive Gadgets to Keep Your Car Intact This Year

Lifehacker / 4h
Search for one automotive gadget on the interest and before long, the ads are following you around trying to tempt you into buying the next big thing for your car. Not just that. Walking into a parts store can feel overwhelming—how do you know what you actually need? Read more...

TechCrunch’s top 16 picks from Techstars April virtual demo days

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Like other accelerators, Techstars, a network of more than 40 corporate and geographically targeted startup bootcamps, has had to bring its marquee demo day events online. Over the last two weeks of April, industry-focused accelerators working with startups building businesses around mobility technologies (broadly) and the future of the home joined programs in Abu Dhabi, Bangalore, Berlin, Boston

California Sues Uber and Lyft to Classify Drivers as Employees

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The state and three cities say the ride-hail companies are violating a new state law. The suit could lead to tens of millions of dollars in fines.

Alaska Airlines is leaning towards an all-Boeing 737 fleet after the coronavirus

20The Points Guy / 5h
Alaska Airlines entered the coronavirus pandemic at a major fleet crossroads: Airbus or Boeing? A decision the crisis may have made for the carrier. The Seattle-based carrier began the year weighing what to do with the 61 Airbus A319s and A320s it inherited from Virgin America in 2016. On the table was either replace them with more A321neos — the airline operates 10 — or with additional Boeing 73

Darth Names, Ranked

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Star Wars , a franchise barely anyone talks about these days, is primarily known for three things: stars, the existence of wars among them, and some really incredible ( and incredibly silly ) naming conventions. The fearsome Sith Lords of the Dark Side are no exception, and in light of their own equally silly day of… Read more...

Spotify’s Harry Potter at Home has celebrities reading the first book

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A new project called ‘Harry Potter at Home’ has tasked several celebrities with reading the first book in the Harry Potter series, giving fans something new to enjoy while isolated at home. The sessions are being shared on Spotify where anyone can watch the videos and/or listen to the audio. First up in the series is movie star Daniel Radcliffe. … Continue reading

It’s now easier than ever to upgrade your flight to Japan using United miles or certificates

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

Animal Agriculture Could Cause the Next Public Health Crisis

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Covid-19 is a zoonotic virus, meaning it spread to humans from an animals. Scientists aren’t sure which animal spread it to us, though they think snakes or bats might have spread it to us via pangolins. But it’s not just exotic, wild animals that spread diseases. Newe research shows the next global public health… Read more...

The Kotaku Guide To Being A Courteous Couch Co-Op Partner

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I don’t know about you, but social distancing guidelines have changed how I play games. I’m lucky—or unlucky, depending on the day—to live with three other people. On one hand, I’ve been able to play a lot more couch co-op ( like, a lot more ). On the other, well, I’ve been able to play a lot more couch co-op. Over… Read more...

This is Nissan’s cheapest new car (and also one of its better ones)

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The 2020 Nissan Versa is the third generation of the nameplate. It's longer and wider than before, but not as tall. [credit: Nissan ] Late last year, we reviewed Nissan's new Sentra . As small sedans go, it was attractive and affordable, if a bit uninspiring to drive. As it turns out, if you're looking for an inexpensive new car, Nissan actually has a better option for you—one that's even cheaper

Scientists Create Jet Engine Powered by Only Electricity

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Clean Air A prototype jet engine can propel itself without using any fossil fuels, potentially paving the way for carbon-neutral air travel. The device compresses air and ionizes it with microwaves, generating plasma that thrusts it forward, according to research published Tuesday in the journal AIP Advances . That means planes may someday fly using just electricity and the air around them as fue

Got a Small Kitchen? Get a Small Dish Rack!

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Tiny kitchen people unite and let us sing to one another of the clever ways we’ve maximized space in our impossibly minuscule kitchens! Read more...

More than 40 top security execs have formed an investing syndicate to back startups

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Ensuring that a company’s information assets and technologies are protected remains a tall order for many a chief information security officer (or CISO). Cybercriminals can be both persistent and creative. Now, a group of 46 of these professionals is taking the wraps off a syndicate that allows them to compare notes and war stories and will see them advising — and making small financial bets on —

Debunk Coronavirus Hoaxes With This WhatsApp Bot

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To help slow the seemingly endless spread of COVID-19-related misinformation on social media, the Poynter International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) launched a chatbot on WhatsApp to help you sniff out coronavirus-related hoaxes . The bot cross-references questions sent by users with a database of information collected… Read more...

Halo 2 Anniversary has some great PC release news

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A few weeks ago, 343 Industries indicated that it was going to start public testing for Halo 2 Anniversary on PC. It looks like that testing went really well, because today we got a release date for the PC version of Halo 2. Those of you who have been waiting for this launch can officially get excited, because Halo 2 … Continue reading

Take a virtual tour of the TPG beginner’s guide on the next ‘TPG Talks’ webinar

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REGISTER HERE Points, miles and loyalty programs are complex — so much so that it’s the main reason The Points Guy exists! If you want to dip your toes in the points and miles game but have no idea where to start … well, start here. Join TPG’s Lifestyle Editor, Samantha Rosen , as she teaches you how to use points and miles to travel the world for free. Date: Friday May 8 Time: Noon ET Location:

Quake in Terror at this Heavily Militarized Cybertruck

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Ultimate Tactical Combat Cybertruck With the help of designer Jan Peisert, the YouTube channel Electric Future has come up with a terrifying new take on Tesla’s already well-armored Cybertruck. Their “ultimate tactical combat Cybertruck” looks like an actual tank ready for modern combat, including a roof-mounted gun — but for now, the concept is little more than a series of flashy renders. Tesla

I Am Begging You to Make Something Besides Cacio e Pepe

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Allow me, if you will, a moment of culinary pettiness. Though I am almost always a champion of cooking what you like, what you have, and whatever’s easiest, I am extremely tired of seeing cacio e pepe pushed on people over and over again by food media. (If you are in the habit of reading tons of food sites, you may… Read more...

Parents surprise son with congratulations billboard after graduation was canceled

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It's 2020 and everything seems bad but, hey, there are still some good things. Like Brandon Truett, who just earned a Ph.D. in English and has a really proud, really kind, kind-of-extra dad who decided to brag about his kid's huge achievement via a massive billboard. It felt weird, maybe even futile, to celebrate my achievement at home, esp as the pandemic exacerbates an already vanishing job mar

Here's what you need to know about 'murder hornets'

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The internet is buzzing about an invasion of Asian giant hornets in Washington state. In case you're unfamiliar with the horrifying creatures, here's exactly what we're dealing with. Read more... More about Animals , Mashable Video , Insects , Murder Hornet , and Asian Giant Hornets

Tom Cruise and NASA team up to shoot a movie in space

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Tom Cruise could be going to space. Really. On Tuesday, NASA Administrator Representative Jim Bridenstine confirmed rumors that the Academy Award nominee and Top Gun star is working with agency scientists and engineers to produce a project from the International Space Station — reportedly an action adventure to be the first ever narrative movie filmed in space. "NASA is excited to work with Tom C

Persistence pays off: JetBlue and Spirit Airlines can suspend flights to 16 hub airports

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JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines have proved that if at first one does not succeed, then try, try again. That strategy appears to have paid off for those airlines with U.S. officials, who granted their second requests to suspend flights to up to 16 hub airports across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. In separate decisions Tuesday, the Department of Transportation approved JetBlue’s r

Our Exclusive First Look at the New Back to the Future Game Is Also Our Last Look, That's How Time Travel Works Right?

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Great Scott! Ravensburger is getting “ heavy ” with its latest game, Back to the Future: Dice Through Time , which puts players in the driver’s seat of the DeLorean to stop Biff Tannen from screwing up the timeline. In io9's exclusive first play-through, we found the game to be a fun and surprisingly insightful homage to… Read more...

Facebook's latest propaganda sweep takes down QAnon-linked pages

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Facebook has removed dozens of accounts, pages and groups pushing QAnon conspiracy theories as a result of its investigations in the lead-up to the 2020 election. The company announced the account removals as part of its April report on “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” The company also removed networks of accounts linked to Russia and Iran, as well as VDARE, an anti-immigration group in the US

What Scientists Really Mean When They Say 'No Evidence'

38Lifehacker / 5h
Some things are just unknown. And these days, that’s a lot of things. From the moment the coronavirus emerged as a threat, there have been far more unanswered questions than answered ones. When a virus is only five months old, how much can you possibly know? Read more...

Scientists Warn of More Contagious Strain of the Coronavirus

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According to a new paper posted to preprint archive BioRxiv last week, a new strain of coronavirus appears to be more contagious than the one that caused the outbreak’s early spread. The research, led by a team from Los Alamos National Laboratory, makes the case that a strain called D614G — one of 14 identified mutations so far — has a differences in its spike protein, the piece of the virus that

Keep Your Car Shiny With A $28 Armor All Cleaner Kit

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Covid-19 Reached Europe in December, New Evidence Suggests

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In late December 2019, a 42-year-old man with pneumonia-like symptoms was admitted to a Paris hospital. Shockingly, a test of the patient’s stored sample swab came back positive for covid-19, suggesting the novel coronavirus was in France more than a month earlier than previously thought. Read more...

The joy of booking new, realistic summer getaways

The Points Guy / 6h
There’s been an almost incomprehensible amount of loss in the last few months. Some losses were as large as they come, to the tune of tens of thousands of fatalities due to coronavirus, in this country alone. Millions of others lost their jobs, their income, their livelihoods and more as the world as we knew it quickly ground to a halt. While nothing compares to the loss of life, health or home,

Adam Neumann Is Evidently WeHurt Over Failed $3 Billion Dollar WeWork Bailout Deal

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Adam Neumann, the controversial co-founder and former chief executive of spectacular startup failure WeWork, is suing Softbank over that failed multibillion-dollar bailout deal and claims that the company breached the terms of their agreement in doing so. Read more...

Airbnb CEO insists 'business will fully recover' as he lays off 25% of employees

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The future is bright for Airbnb . The medium term, however, perhaps not so much. That's according to CEO Brian Chesky, who on Tuesday laid off 25 percent of the company following a downturn in rental bookings brought about by the coronavirus. First reported by the Information , with hard numbers confirmed by CNBC , the layoffs mark an incredible turn for a company that as recently as last fall wa

How to Keep Your Wallet Safe When You Travel

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We’re going to start traveling again one of these days, and as exciting as that is, it also carries with it plenty of risk. Take the risk of losing your wallet, for instance. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been in a Hudson News or Starbucks, put my wallet down and walked away—until one fateful trip where I… Read more...

Delta further limits seat sales, including half of first class

39The Points Guy / 6h
Like Alaska Airlines and most recently Southwest , Delta has been limiting the sale of economy seats, capping the number of passengers on each flight with the aim of enabling physical separation onboard. As with other carriers, American Airlines and United have been blocking seat selection, but if a flight is fully booked, agents will assign middle seats at the gate. See our detailed guide for mo

Electrifying 'Snowpiercer' trailer sets a revolution in motion

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The world has changed, and humanity fights to survive. TNT's Snowpiercer brings us aboard a speeding train carrying the last of humanity: 3,000 souls still divided sharply by class. Snowpiercer is based on graphic novels created by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette. But rather than remaking Bong Joon Ho's 2013 film of the same name, the series introduces a new lead, Andre Layton (Daveed Diggs) w

The Obamas will headline YouTube's graduation ceremony

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It turns out students who are graduating this year will have some options when it comes to their choice of a virtual ceremony. Following Facebook , YouTube announced today it plans to host an online graduation ceremony to honor the class of 2020 as they’re forced to stay home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dubbed "Dear Class of 2020," the event will kick off on June 6th at 3PM ET, with a commen

A $5 Billion Proposal to Fight Online Child Sexual Abuse

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New legislation would try to curb the illegal imagery with record levels of funding for law enforcement. The bill, coming in response to a Times investigation, also calls for a new oversight position in the White House.

iPhone price cut at Apple: deals on the iPhone SE, iPhone 11, 11 Pro and iPhone XR

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Apple is offering a fantastic deal on the iPhone lineup, which includes the all-new iPhone SE when you purchase the smartphone and trade-in an eligible device. This limited-time offer gets you the all-new iPhone SE on sale for just $229 , the iPhone 11 on sale for $449 , the 11 Pro on sale for $679 , and the iPhone XR on sale for $449 . After you purchase your new iPhone, you'll get a trade-in em

Stop using your name as your online password, George

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Kid's viral song about buttholes is honestly a bop

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This child is the future of music. Jolee Dunn, an eight-year-old singer-songwriter in the making, did not want to go to bed. In an effort to stall, she performed a charming song titled "I Wonder What's Inside Your Butthole." Here are the lyrics: I wonder what's inside your butthole, I wonder what's inside your butthole. Maybe there is astronauts, maybe there is aliens, all inside your butthole. W

Adult Cam Site CAM4 Exposed 10.88 Billion Records Online

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CAM4 has taken the server offline, but not before it leaked 7TB of user data.

US human trial of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines underway at Pfizer

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Pharmaceutical company Pfizer and biotechnology company BioNTech SE have started a human trial of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine candidates in the United States, the companies announced on Tuesday. As part of this trial, multiple people located at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and NYU Grossman School of Medicine have been dosed with potential vaccines for the novel coronavirus. The … Conti

Google’s Pixel 4 XL Is $300 off Right Now

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Zagg's Disinfecting Wipes Clean up Your Germ-Ridden Smartphone

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When you think about the germiest, most disgusting things in your home, something like your toilet probably leaps to mind. But your smartphone is worse than your porcelain throne, and as you let that fact sink in, remember that you frequently touch your phone to your face. And that’s why Zagg whipped up a new disinfectant wipe option for all your electronics. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Oculus Quest Is Back in Stock but It Probably Won't Last Long

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If you’ve been thinking about getting into Virtual Reality, one of the most accessible options you can find is the Oculus Quest. You don’t need a gaming computer, and it comes with everything you need to get started. But it’s nearly always out of stock. Today’s your lucky day, as right now you can grab 64 GB and 128 GB varieties, but we don’t expect it to last long. Read This Article on Review Ge

I'm Pretty Sure Hershey Made the Perfect Chocolaty Cereal

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I bet you’re wondering what you’re doing here, reading a cereal review on a tech site. Well, dear friend, you are living your best life. Because everyone loves cereal. I’ve been talking about starting a cereal review site for many months now, and after some encouragement from the boss, it was clear that I didn’t need to start a separate site for cereal reviews. Because they can live right here. R

Medcorder Records Doctor Consultations so You Don't Play the Telephone Game

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And it’s not just recording and playback that you get out of Medcorder; the app will transcribe conversations too. You can also make notes, take photos in the app, and even record videos (so you don’t forget symptoms, for instance). You can invite family members to access the information as well, which can be helpful when multiple people need to be aware of someone’s health situation. Read This A

Citi Offering AAdvantage Executive Cardholders $225 Credit, Companion Certificates Extended

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Citibank is giving a credit of 50% of the annual fee to AAdvantage Executive cardmembers. This is the card that comes with American Airlines Admirals Club membership. Citi and Barclays American Airlines companion tickets are also being extended. Continue reading ...

Virgin Galactic is partnering with NASA to develop supersonic point-to-point air travel

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Virgin Galactic today revealed a new partnership with NASA, in pursuit of the goal of developing a high-speed vehicle for point-to-point travel across Earth. NASA has been pursuing development of high-mach air travel itself, with the development of its Supersonic X-59 low-boon supersonic test plane built by Lockheed Martin, but this new partnership agreement with Virgin Galactic and its subsidiar

MIT Invents $6 COVID-19 Test Using CRISPR

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A new coronavirus test uses gene-hacking tech to determine whether someone is sick with COVID-19 — and it only costs $6 to make. Because there are still too few tests to go around, a pair of MIT researchers set out to build something to be as low-cost and self-contained as possible, The New York Times reports . The result is a two-step test that uses CRISPR to scan a patient’s saliva or nasal swa

Virtually Visit a New Historic Spot Every Day This Month

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Life during a pandemic doesn’t give us much to look forward to—especially since we don’t really have any idea when it’s ever going to end . But one of the rare positive side effects of our new quarantine lifestyle is our newfound virtual access to various national parks , museums and historical destinations . We’re… Read more...

What to Know About That New Paper Claiming the Coronavirus Is Becoming More Contagious

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A preliminary scientific paper on covid-19— detailed by the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday—is sure to unnerve people. It argues that the world is now dealing with a mutated, more contagious form of the coronavirus that causes covid-19 than the version that originated in China. But scientists we spoke with are skeptical… Read more...

Airbnb will lay off 25 percent of its workforce due to COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has effectively gutted Airbnb’s core business , and the company is taking drastic action to stay afloat while people aren’t travelling. The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s laying off 1,900 employees, or just over 25 percent of its workforce, to cut costs during the crisis. It didn’t outline which countries would be most affected, but a memo from CEO Brian Chesk

GoDaddy Was Apparently Hacked Last Year, So Check Your Hosting Account Credentials

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If you have a domain through GoDaddy, you might want to take a minute to reset your password and PIN and enable two-factor authentication if you haven’t already. The domain registrar and web hosting company has been hacked, says Threat Post . According to the California Attorney General, GoDaddy submitted the breach… Read more...

Here's what you need to know about Universal Basic Income

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Give a Buck is Mashable's deep dive into Universal Basic Income — an idea gaining currency in a time of pandemic and mass unemployment. Now more than ever, our future depends on whether we can pay the bills. Known as unconditional, regular cash payments, UBI has gained increasing support during the current pandemic. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Finance , Universal Basic Income , Covid

Citi offers statement credit, companion certificate extension to select AAdvantage cardholders

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Citi is a TPG advertising partner. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to drag on, credit card issuers are starting to address the fact that many of their customers are paying for travel-related benefits they may not get to use this year. We’ve already seen both Chase and Amex take the initiative by offering annual fee reductions, new bonus categories and additional statement credits across a w

Nest Is Making Two-Factor Authentication Mandatory

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Maybe one of the greatest ironies of Google’s Nest security cameras—and the Nest line of products in general—is just how dang insecure they are. In the past, we’ve seen these devices hijacked to spout North Korean propaganda , spy on sleeping toddlers , and harass families in their homes—leading the company to start… Read more...

California sues Uber and Lyft for allegedly misclassifying drivers

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California’s Assembly Bill 5 was designed to confront the ridesharing industry over its treatment of drivers, and now that confrontation is officially underway. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra and City Attorneys for Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco have sued (via New York Times ) Uber and Lyft for allegedly misclassifying drivers as contractors instead of employees. The complaint as

Forza Street brings free-to-play races to Android and iOS

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Typically, the only way to get your Forza kicks is through the Forza Motorsport or Forza Horizon series, which have been two of Xbox platform’s more popular exclusives for a number of years. Today, that all changed, as Microsoft has launched Forza Street on iOS and Android. Forza Street isn’t exactly a new game, as it’s been available on PC … Continue reading

Zoom backgrounds for video calls: The top 5 searches of Spring 2020

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Today we’re taking a peek at the top 5 Zoom Background searches of the Spring of 2020, starting in April and moving on into May. That includes Easter, birthdays, and some results that weren’t exactly safe for work – so we’re going to focus on what’s more likely to stick around for the long haul. This list includes mostly backgrounds … Continue reading

What are American Express Membership Rewards points worth?

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For as long as I can remember, American Express Membership Rewards points have sat at or near the top of TPG’s monthly valuations of loyalty currencies. According to TPG’s valuations, Membership Rewards points are worth 2 cents each, tied with Chase Ultimate Rewards but noticeably higher than nearly all individual airline and hotel points. However, this doesn’t mean that you’ll get exactly 2 cent

Barack Obama to Celebrate Graduating Seniors in at Least 3 Events

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“Even if we can’t get together in person this year, Michelle and I are excited to celebrate the nationwide Class of 2020,” the former president said in announcing his commencement schedule.

NASA confirms work on a Tom Cruise movie to be shot aboard the International Space Station

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NASA is indeed working with actor Tom Cruise on a film to be shot in space — aboard the International Space Station (ISS), it turns out. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed the news, which was detailed in an earlier report , via a tweet today . The ISS setting is a new detail to the plan, which was first reported by Deadline , and which also named SpaceX as a potential partner on the fil

What the new VC show-and-tell means for signaling risk

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A month ago, we asked several venture capitalists if they planned to change the way they invest or lead rounds during COVID-19 — most said no, but they noted that valuations were coming down and founders in their portfolio companies were responding to the crisis. Northzone’s Paul Murphy predicted fewer FOMO rounds because investors will “take more time to get to know and diligence the business… a

Ford shares a year's worth of self-driving car data

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Self-driving vehicles require massive amounts of data, which can be difficult to obtain without vehicles equipped with cameras and LiDAR and miles and miles of testing. To help advance autonomous vehicle research, Ford is releasing a comprehensive self-driving dataset to academics and researchers. “There’s no better way of promoting research and development than ensuring the academic community ha

Facebook Mother's Day sale: the Portal smart display gets a $50 price cut

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If you're looking for a last-minute Mother's Day gift, Facebook's Portal smart display is a fantastic option, and lucky for you, it's currently on sale. Starting now through May 10, Facebook's Mother's Day sale gets you a $50 price cut on the Portal lineup, which includes the Portal Mini, Portal, and Portal Plus . The Portal lineup is part of Facebook's mission to improve video calling by making

Citing revenue declines, Airbnb cuts 1,900 jobs, or around 25% of its global workforce

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This afternoon Airbnb , a well-known private company that connects travelers with places to stay, announced that it was laying off around a quarter of its workforce. The company cited revenue declines and a need to curtail costs in a memo that TechCrunch viewed. In the note, written by Airbnb CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky , the company said that 1,900 employees will be laid off, or 25.3% of its

Amazon's first major game is coming this month

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Amazon has finally set a release date for Crucible, a new hero-based third-person shooter that seems to blend online battle arena games like Smite and arena-shooters like Overwatch, as well as some player-versus-environment mechanics mixed in. The release comes years after Amazon first announced it was working on Crucible at Twitchcon 2016. The game, which was shown off in a new trailer today, wi

What to Know About That New Paper Claiming the Coronavirus Is Becoming More Contagious

500+Gizmodo / 7h
A preliminary scientific paper on covid-19— detailed by the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday—is sure to unnerve people. It argues that the world is now dealing with a mutated, more contagious form of the coronavirus that causes covid-19 than the version that originated in China. But scientists we spoke with are skeptical… Read more...

Frontier will charge up to $89 for social distancing on flights

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Enlarge / A Frontier plane landing back in 2016, when sitting crammed next to other passengers was still deeply unpleasant but didn't feel as potentially life-threatening. (credit: Fabrizio Gandolfo | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images ) With schools and businesses closed, conferences and conventions canceled, and travel restrictions in effect, very few of us are flying anywhere at the mome

Got a Small Kitchen? Get a Small Dish Rack!

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Tiny kitchen people unite and let us sing to one another of the clever ways we’ve maximized space in our impossibly minuscule kitchens! Read more...

Stream Dischord Records’ entire discography for free on Bandcamp

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You probably can’t go to the record store at the moment, but you can listen to 40 years’ worth of punk and hardcore music from Dischord Records, which has its entire discography available to stream for free on Bandcamp . The independent label was founded by Ian MacKye and Jeff Nelson of Minor Threat in 1980, and ever since has released influential records. If you hear something you like, you can

Google Meet, Google’s Zoom competitor, gets wider Gmail integration

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Google Meet in the Gmail sidebar. [credit: Google ] Amid the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders greatly increasing the demand for video calls, Google is slowly trying to whip together a viable video call platform after ignoring the market for years. Last week, it added a free tier to its latest video chat service, Google Meet, which was previously G Suite exclusive. The free tier opened

Twitter runs a test prompting users to revise ‘harmful’ replies

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In its latest effort to deal with rampant harassment on its platform, Twitter will look into giving users a second chance before they tweet. In a new feature the company is testing, users who use “harmful” language will see a prompt suggesting that they self-edit before posting a reply. When things get heated, you may say things you don't mean. To let you rethink a reply, we’re running a limited

Online game popular with millions of children gets compromised

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By bribing a worker at the popular online game Roblox , a hacker was able to gain access to the company's back end customer support panel which allowed them to lookup other users' personal information and give out virtual in-game currency. As reported by Motherboard , the hacker was able to use this access to see other users' email addresses, change their passwords, remove two-factor authenticati

South Africa’s Comair Enters Business Rescue

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It’s not a good time for aviation anywhere, though it’s an especially bad time for aviation in South Africa. South African Airways is being cut off by the government , and a new national airline is expected to be formed . On top of that, SA Express is liquidating. It has now been announced that another South African airline is entering business rescue, which South African Airways did in late 2019

Apple’s Remote WWDC Gets an Official Start Date on June 22, Here’s How to Attend

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In March, the spread of covid-19 forced Apple to convert WWDC 2020 into an online-only event. But back then, Apple never set a date for its annual developers conference. Well now we know: WWDC 20 starts on June 22. Read more...

A bunch of Amazon Fire, Kindle, and Echo devices are on sale today

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Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headed by a new round of Amazon device deals , with a number of Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, and Echo speakers and smart displays all discounted. The sale is ostensibly available for Mother's Day, though Amazon's ongoing coronavirus-induced shipping delays have made it so most of these items won't make it out in time by this weekend. Still,

What to Watch Tonight, May 5, 2020

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Happy Tuesday! If you’re on the hunt for something to watch tonight, per the usual, we’ve got you covered with a ton of different options. Read more...

Amex offering $200 travel credit to select Platinum cardholders

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Most of the major card issuers have recently announced new card benefits to help customers find value in their travel cards amid the coronavirus pandemic. For American Express, that meant adding wireless and streaming benefits to some cards, offering elevated earning rates, giving new cardholders more time for welcome offer spending and more. But it’s not done yet. Related reading: Amex announces

A new Oculus Quest headset is reportedly on the way

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Facebook has been struggling to keep its VR hardware supply chains open for months, but at the same time they’ve reportedly been hard at work on the next generation of their popular Quest headset. According to a report in Bloomberg , Facebook had been planning to release a new version of the Oculus Quest later this year, though the smaller, lighter headset is now likely being delayed to a 2021 la

Airport to use autonomous robots to blast floors with UVC light

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Gladiatorial brawler 'Gorn' comes to PlayStation VR on May 19th

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On May 19th, Gorn , one of the PC's better virtual reality showcases, will make its way to PlayStation VR . If you're not familiar with the title, it's a physics-based gladiator game. Gorn ’s engine simulates every object in its arenas, including enemies. This creates a combat system in which you have a lot of control over how fights evolve. You can, for example, pick up a rock to use as a makesh

Apple Watch sale: the Apple Watch 5 gets a massive $100 price cut at Best Buy

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Best Buy's Apple sale includes an incredible deal on the all-new Apple Watch 5. For a limited time, you can get the Series 5 smartwatch on sale for $299 . That's a massive $100 discount and the lowest price we've seen for the 40mm smartwatch. Best Buy also has the Apple Watch 5 with LTE connectivity on sale for a record-low of $399 . The Apple Watch 5 is packed with new features, as well as an up

Why You Should Draw a Map of Your Life in Quarantine

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Regardless of whether you live in a major city, a spacious suburb or a rural area, your day-to-day world has likely shrunk significantly thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most people are no longer commuting to jobs, doing school drop-offs or meeting friends at their favorite bar or restaurant. Our lives now center on… Read more...

You Need to Walk Outside Every Day

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In a time when our fitness options are limited, don’t discount the benefits of walking. Walking is free. Walking doesn’t require any fancy equipment or specialized knowledge. Walking is the most basic of motions, one of the first things we learn to do when we are young. Read more...

British Airways launches new 50% to 75% bonus Avios promotion: Should you buy miles now?

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This is a recurring post, regularly updated with the latest promotion. There are plenty of ways to earn British Airways Avios , but if you still need to top up your account quickly, the U.K.-based airline just gave you one more option. From now through May 17, you can get a 50% bonus on all Avios you purchase from the carrier. And if you have the British Airways Visa Signature Card , you’ll get a

Android's real-time captioning is coming to Chrome on desktops

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You won’t need an Android phone to take advantage of Google’s real-time captioning before long. Techdows has noticed (via 9to5Google ) that the latest Canary build of Chrome includes Live Caption support for media playing in the browser. You’ll have to enable the feature through an accessibility flag in the settings, but it should automatically caption music or videos without requiring special su

Pokemon GO “Promo Codes” game system updated for May 2020

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Niantic’s Pokemon GO game is bringing back the Promo Code heat in the month of May with in-game items aplenty. New codes could be released through the rest of the month, but here on Cinco de Mayo we’ve dug up three for your next adventure. Each of these codes appeared in Facebook advertisements, believe it or not, and all appear … Continue reading

CenturyLink still hasn’t met 2019 FCC deadline, now faces pandemic roadblocks

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Enlarge / A CenturyLink service van parked in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on May 2, 2019. (credit: Getty Images | Robert Alexander ) CenturyLink's slow broadband deployment, already a problem before the pandemic, has gotten even slower as the public health crisis causes cities and towns to halt construction. Since 2015, CenturyLink has received $505.7 million each year from the US government's Connect

If Oculus Is Actually Making a Slimmer Quest VR Headset, I Might Buy It

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Other than motion sickness, the uncomfortable bulkiness of VR headsets has always stopped me from dropping hundreds of dollars on one. If only they were more like Geordi LaForge’s visor. That’s some fashionable VR design I could get behind. But it seems like Facebook’s Oculus division is trying to change that,… Read more...

Twitter test asks you to ‘rethink’ sending mean replies

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Twitter is testing a new feature that could reduce bullying and harassment on its platform. Under the experiment, the company will ask users if they want to “rethink” replies before they hit send on potentially offensive tweets. “To let you rethink a reply, we’re running a limited experiment on iOS with a prompt that gives you the option to revise your reply before it’s published if it uses langu

First Quarter Earnings Were Terrible, But Executives Offer Some Hope

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While the pandemic has made it hard to offer forecasts, some corporate leaders said things might be getting a little better — or at least no worse.

RWDC Industries is a new startup hoping to become a bioplastics giant in Athens, Ga.

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Daniel Carraway spent his entire career working in paper and bioplastics. The serial entrepreneur began his career at International Paper working in their research division before founding two previous companies that became cornerstones of the bioplastics industry. His latest venture, RWDC Industries , has raised $133 million in recent financing to build a new sustainable manufacturing juggernaut

NHS COVID-19: The UK’s coronavirus contacts-tracing app explained

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The UK has this week started testing a coronavirus contacts-tracing app which NHSX, a digital arm of the country’s National Health Service, has been planning and developing since early March. The test is taking place in the Isle of Wight, a 380km2 island off the south coast of England, with a population of around 140,000. The NHS COVID-19 app uses Bluetooth Low Energy handshakes to register proxi

In a Summer Without Blockbusters, the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Is the Shared Universe We Need

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Current events have rendered what was going to be a summer of vast franchises , teeming cinematic universes, and interconnected megablockbusters rather moot at this point. But in these trying times, we can still turn to one heroic universe that nails the shared concept unlike many of its theatrical counterparts: I am,… Read more...

Amex Giving Out $200/$2000 Travel Credits To Platinum, Centurion Cardmembers

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American Express will be giving personal Platinum cardmembers a statement credit up to $200 for spend with American Express Travel, valid August 2020 through December 2021. Centurion (Black Card) members will receive $2000. Continue reading ...

Get Your Teen Ready for AP Exams with These Online Review Lessons

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In addition to the loss of a normal social life, the disruption of academic routines and the cancellation of end-of-school-year celebrations, many high school juniors and seniors (and even some sophomores) are now grappling with preparing at home to take challenging Advanced Placement tests. While taking AP classes is… Read more...

Uber and Lyft Sued by California Attorney General Over Alleged Driver Misclassification

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The dubiously legal work model Uber and Lyft take advantage of has been under fire for years, but in the U.S., the epicenter of that fight has been California. Now, with the pandemic as a catalyst, that long-simmering battle has apparently spilled over in a lawsuit filed today by the state’s Attorney General, alleging… Read more...

China Tests Spacecraft That Will Send a Crew to its Space Station

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First Step China’s space agency just successfully test-launched the rocket and spacecraft that it plans to use to send crewmembers to the country’s planned independent space station. On Tuesday, the prototype spacecraft hitched a ride into orbit from a Long March 5B rocket, Agence France Presse reports . There was no crew on board, but China sees the successful test as a major step toward establi

Scientists Find New Evidence of Ancient Rivers on Mars

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An international team of scientists has found new evidence of rivers that flowed on the surface of Mars billions of years ago — a discovery that could give us new insights into the search for ancient life on the Red Planet. As outlined in a study published today in the journal Nature Communications, the scientists analyzed new, high-resolution imagery from the HiRISE camera on board NASA’s Mars R

Preliminary Snapdragon 875 specs suggest much-needed improvements to 5G

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 series chipsets are synonymous with Android flagships. While the smartphone world now includes multiple Snapdragon 865-powered smartphones, some early information about the Snapdragon 875 has already surfaced, giving us an idea about what to expect from the next generation of premium flagships. According to the information received by 91mobiles , the Qualcomm Snapdragon 87

Apple, Google ban GPS data collection for COVID-19 contact-tracing apps

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Apple and Google will reportedly ban location tracking in apps that use their proprietary COVID-19 contact tracing system According to Reuters , the two tech companies—which teamed up to help slow the spread of novel coronavirus—will not allow GPS data collection. Instead, public health authorities that want to access location information about patients must rely on what Google and Apple describe

44 million US adults now use ‘borrowed’ accounts to access streaming services

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Cutting the cord with cable or satellite TV used to mean a cost savings. But with the growing number of streaming services on the market, many consumers are finding that becoming a cord cutter is just as expensive, if not more so, as being a pay TV customer. As a result, many consumers continue to “borrow” a friend or family member’s subscription. According to a new study by Cordcutting.com , the

How Self-Driving Telescopes Could Transform Astronomy

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Astronomers and physicists continue to pursue the answers to the universe’s deepest questions, but on many matters, including dark matter and dark energy, they are stymied. What if an autonomously operating telescope, free from human biases and complications, could find the solutions we’ve been missing? Read more...

Uber and Lyft face worker misclassification lawsuit from CA Attorney General and city attorneys

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with city attorneys from Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, filed a lawsuit asserting Uber and Lyft gain an unfair and unlawful competitive advantage by misclassifying workers as independent contractors. The suit argues Uber and Lyft are depriving workers of the right to minimum wage, overtime, access to paid sick leave, disability insuranc

United Airlines adds extra step to get refund for seat fees

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Airlines around the world are bleeding cash in light of the near-zero demand for air travel . So the cash-strapped carriers are attempting to save as much money as possible. One way they’ve gone about this is by circumventing the refund rules outlined by the Department of Transportation . Though you’re eligible for a refund when an airline cancels your flight , carriers have tried to wiggle their

Take Over the World in Sid Meier's Civilization VI, Only $17 on PC

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This smart alarm clock keeps your smartphone out of the bedroom – Future Blink

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"Loftie" features guided meditations, sound baths, and a variety of relaxing sounds to help you sleep better. Read more... More about Tech , Watercooler , Mashable Video , Screen Time , and Sleep Tech

Apple announces WWDC date, tries hard to make the virtual event sound exciting

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Citi AAdvantage Executive Card Gets $225 Credit

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In light of the current pandemic we’re seeing card issuers add some more perks on select cards, in particular on cards with a travel focus. It goes without saying that consumer behavior has changed a lot, and this also impacts our credit card spending patterns . We’ve seen initiatives from Amex , Chase , and Citi , in this regard. Citi has now announced a credit on one of my favorite cards that t

First Dollar raises $5 million for a consumer-friendly healthcare savings account

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In the startup world, the more confusing the sector is, the riper the opportunity to make a friendly user interface and rack in millions of dollars of venture capital. There’s Robinhood to make investing more transparent, Vested and Carta to make equity more transparent, and the list goes on. But when it comes to healthcare, a thorny, expensive and ever-changing sector, consumer-friendly options

Extra Crunch Live: Join Kirsten Green for a Q&A next Thursday at 8 a.m. ET/11 a.m PST/6 p.m. GMT

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Last month, the Extra Crunch Live team hosted conversations with folks from all over the venture community that ranged from the pre-seed world with Charles Hudson to shark territory with Mark Cuban. We’re starting off May with a packed agenda , including talks with Hunter Walk of Homebrew and Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures. Kirsten Green is one of the most respected VCs in the country, with

Microwave thruster makes for clean-burning jet

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Enlarge (credit: Dan Ye ) I usually approach papers on the subject of alternative thrusters with a certain degree of cynicism. But we've finally been given a study on microwave thrusters that doesn’t rely on impossible physics. Instead, it used a plain old plasma thruster. Plasma thrusters have generally been thought of as a means of propulsion in space, but now one has been designed to operate u

Why It's 'Giving Tuesday'—Again

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Giving Tuesday, a day on which people are invited to make charitable contributions to organizations they support and value, usually takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday). Read more...

'Murder Hornets' Are Unlikely to Murder You Personally

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Asian giant hornets have probably been living in the Pacific Northwest for at least eight months now , but not until the New York Times called them “murder hornets” did we think to panic. It’s true that they’re dangerous to people and to beehives, but there’s still time to stop them from becoming established in North… Read more...

Lenovo Legion phone leaked: 2x USB-C, long-side cam, landscape style!

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The Lenovo LEGION smartphone leaked in a big way today, and with it, a design and execution that’s more unique than basically anything the company’s released in the mobile space before. It would seem that Lenovo’s combined their PC gaming design and mobile design departments to create a device that’s a step up from what’s been offered before. Where Lenovo-brand … Continue reading

Acer C250i smartphone projector has a great reason for its weird shape

SlashGear / 9h
Back in September 2019 – which feels like ages ago with everything that’s happened in 2020 so far – Acer introduced the world to its interesting looking C250i projector. Billed as a portable projector that’s primarily for use with a smartphone, the C250i first launched in EMEA in January. After a months-long wait, the C250i is finally arriving in the … Continue reading

Motorola has a two-for-one deal on its foldable Razr phone

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Foldable smartphones are clearly in their infancy, but there is a certain level of hype around them. If you’ve been on the fence about becoming an early adopter, Motorola’s buy-one-get-one deal on its Razr flip phone might be worth checking out. You get two foldables for the price of one, but that price is still pretty high. $1,500 gets you two Razr phones, which could be a good deal for couples

Wrestling with reopening: A COVID-19 live chat with a Harvard health expert, May 7

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Enlarge / Two health PhDs enter; one more informed public leaves, this Thursday at 1:30pm ET. (credit: Aurich Lawson) As the entire world continues to grapple with the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, it's only natural to have a ton of questions. Ars has done its best to keep readers on top of the most important news while also providing key perspective on those big-picture questions. Where do

Creatively, a new job platform, launches to help designers and other creatives find work

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For designers, illustrators, and photographers, LinkedIn just doesn't cut it. That's why Creatively was built. Co-founded by Stacey Bendet, the CEO and founder of fashion brand alice + olivia , the start-up, which launched Tuesday, bills itself as a job platform for creatives. There are other sites that promise the same thing, including Dribbble and Behance . Many visual artists also depend on In

Grab your Disrupt Digital Pro Pass today for Disrupt SF 2020

100+TechCrunch / 9h
We’ve always wanted to make the Disrupt SF (September 14-16) experience available to people who can’t travel to San Francisco. Nothing like a global pandemic to shift priorities and spur innovation. We’ve reserved the Moscone Center for September 14-16, but if you can’t attend in person — for any reason — why not join us online with a Disrupt Digital Pass ? The Digital Pass offers unprecedented,

Pro skater says new Tony Hawk and Skate games are on the way

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Skateboarding fans have had to contend with a drought of any decent video games to play based on their favorite sport. The most recent Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater game wasn't great , and EA hasn't released a new Skate title in almost a decade . But it looks there's reason to be at least tentatively optimistic. In a recent interview with the Nine Club podcast , professional skateboarder Jason Dill said

An AI can simulate an economy millions of times to create fairer tax policy

3KMIT Technology Review / 9h
Income inequality is one of the overarching problems of economics . One of the most effective tools policymakers have to address it is taxation: governments collect money from people according to what they earn and redistribute it either directly, via welfare schemes, or indirectly, by using it to pay for public projects. But though more taxation can lead to greater equality, taxing people too mu

Ask Your Credit Card to Cut You a Check for Big Refunds

66Lifehacker / 9h
’Tis the season for refunds. If you bought tickets for travel or events taking place this year, there’s a good chance you’re getting back at least some of the money you spent. Read more...

Best Amazon Devices Deals (May 2020): Kindles, Fire Tablets, Echo Speakers

100+Wired / 9h
It's a good time to buy if you're in the market for a new Kindle, Fire Tablet, or Alexa-powered Echo Speaker.

Apple’s online-only WWDC 2020 starts June 22

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Enlarge / The key art for this year's conference. (credit: Apple ) Today, Apple announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) for 2020 will kick off on June 22. That's later than usual, and the company had previously let developers and press outlets know that this event will be held exclusively online . The online-only format is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has l

Elon Musk And Grimes Named Their Kid X Æ A-12 So Here's What We Think That's About

500+Gizmodo / 9h
As you may be aware, Elon Musk and Grimes have rubbed their space-genitals together over a Tleilaxu Axolotl tank and crafted themselves a human child. That child is now complete, and it’s a little boy, and, contrary to recent rumors, he’s not named Influenza . That would be ridiculous. Don’t be silly. He’s named X Æ… Read more...

IBM CEO: 'Every company will become an AI company'

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In his first keynote since taking the reins last month, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna doubled down on the firm’s commitment to artificial intelligence (AI) as a foundational technology for the future. At the company’s virtual Think Digital event, Krishna declared that “the importance of both hybrid cloud and AI has accelerated as a result of the pandemic. AI is the only way to scale innovation, insight

Xbox One games aren’t as revered as most PS4 exclusives, but they’re much better

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Microsoft has found it tough this generation. From a disastrous launch to painfully misconstrued messaging, the Xbox One got off to a sluggish start and hasn’t been able to catch up with Sony’s PS4 since. And yet it’s the console I've played the most by some margin because Xbox has a better choice of games. Before you pick up your pitchforks and light your torches, hear me out. Xbox has certainly

American Airlines’ most premier domestic route is finally back

200+The Points Guy / 9h
American Airlines is bringing its swankiest domestic jet back to the skies. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen airlines make drastic reductions to both domestic and international routes. As the epicenter of the virus, the New York metropolitan area lost many of its flights across all major carriers, including AA’s flagship transcontinental route from JFK to Los Angeles. American was

Tuesday Travel Tip: You can book a family vacation to Maui for $330

85The Points Guy / 9h
To help you plan your future travels while we’re all stuck on the ground, we’re launching “Tuesday Travel Tips.” Check back for a new travel tip every week! Unless you’ve been isolating on an island resort courtesy of the Maldivian government, quarantine life probably hasn’t been easy. You’re probably isolated at home with your family, teaching the kids between your own work assignments, working

Celebs are reading the first Harry Potter novel on Spotify

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The stars are coming out to bring the first Harry Potter novel to life in a new way. There have been audiobooks of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Philosopher's Stone, and (of course) a movie based on it, but this time around, big names are reading the tome on Spotify and in videos. Surprise! We've got a treat for you…From today, amazing friends of the Wizarding World are going to take turns read

The Obamas and Lady Gaga will give commencement speeches at YouTube’s virtual graduation

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YouTube is joining the ranks of online platforms offering the graduating class of 2020 some consolation as ceremonies all over the world have been canceled or put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. The streaming platform revealed its list of guest speakers today, and it’s certainly giving other sites a run for their money, in terms of star power. Former President and First Lady Barack and Mich

Get a premium 4K QLED TV for 50% off and save $1,000

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TL;DR: Buy the exceptional TCL 65-inch 4K QLED TV with built-in Roku for just $999.99 at Best Buy as of May 5. You save $1,000 on a QLED TV that features premium features and picture quality you'd expect from more expensive TV brands. With the beginning of a new month comes a host of new shows and movies to add to your streaming list. You have a lot to get through between new Star Wars content on

Want to help others in a pandemic? Try these campaigns through Giving Tuesday Now.

67Mashable / 9h
Trying times call for additional giving. This year, Giving Tuesday , the global generosity movement known best for its day of charitable giving hosted on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, has expanded its reach, adding an additional day of giving to its docket. Consequently, May 5 now marks Giving Tuesday Now , a global day of giving launched as an emergency response to the dire need spurred

These Self-Repairing Lunar Habitats Could Help Settle the Moon

500+Futurism / 9h
Smart Home A team of engineers is developing smart lunar habitats that could serve as homes in a settlement on the surface of the Moon. The ultimate goal is for these structures to be able to autonomously adapt to hazards like meteorite impacts or seismic activity. They would also use robots to repair any damage without putting humans in harm’s way — all in a bid to make settling the Moon less pe

Air Canada will sell Aeroplan miles for just 1 cent apiece: Is it worth it?

The Points Guy / 9h
Air Canada has done a pretty excellent job of helping its members during the global coronavirus outbreak. It was one of the first major airlines to extend elite status through 2021 and has given its members a plethora of ways to continue earning elite status while grounded through the outbreak. Now the airline is back with more good news: a mileage sale. As reported by View From The Wing , starti

Alaska Airlines Reports $232 Million First Quarter Loss

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Over the past few weeks some major US airlines have reported their first quarter results, including American Airlines , Delta Air Lines , Southwest Airlines , and United Airlines . Alaska Airlines has become the latest US airline to announce first quarter earnings, and it’s not pretty, as you’d expect. Alaska Airlines reports $232 million loss Alaska Airlines has announced a net loss of $232 mill

The 13-inch MacBook Pro exposes the hole in Apple’s display range

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Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro is the Magic Keyboard upgrade that many would-be buyers have been waiting for, but with those controversial keys out of the way, the wish-list moves on to another gap in the range. Unlike with the 16-inch MacBook Pro launched late last year, 2020’s entry-level MacBook Pro didn’t step up a screen size. That means many … Continue reading

Lyft is offering lower-cost rides if you're willing to wait longer

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In an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect riders and drivers alike, Lyft has paused Shared Rides in all markets. But doing so eliminates its most affordable ride option and could create a financial strain for many users. So today, Lyft is expanding a new Wait & Save pilot to most of its riders across the US and Canada. With Wait & Save, users can opt for a longer wait time and pay

Gig workers in San Francisco are mostly people of color and many are immigrants, according to survey

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Gig workers have become an essential part of our society during the COVID-19 global health crisis. But even before the pandemic, gig workers had become a staple in the lives of many people who use services like Uber, Lyft, Instacart, DoorDash and Postmates. Despite the growing presence of gig workers, little has been known about them — with the exception that many are independent contractors who

Barack and Michelle Obama announce they will host 2 virtual graduation ceremonies

1KMashable / 10h
If you're one of the many people missing a graduation ceremony this year because of coronavirus social distancing practices, Barack and Michelle Obama want to help lift your spirits. On Tuesday morning, the former president and first lady announced they'll be hosting two virtual graduation ceremonies — one on Saturday, May 16, and another on Saturday, June 6. "Michelle and I are excited to celebr

This ransomware spreads across hundreds of devices in no time at all

53TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The LockBit ransomware contains a feature that allows attackers to encrypt hundreds of devices in just a few hours once they've breached a corporate network. LockBit is a fairly new Ransomware-as-a-Service ( RaaS ) that was launched in September of last year. The developers of the ransomware are in charge of maintaining its payment site and updates while affiliates sign up to distribute the malwa

Who knew I’d get obsessed with a spreadsheet game?

79Engadget / 10h
Clicking Bad is a 2013 browser game inspired by Cookie Clicker and Breaking Bad , with the cooking and sale of meth replacing cookies. Do it enough, and you’ll soon create an empire that spans from a beat-up RV to owning your own police department, and beyond. And despite the fact that it’s basically a spreadsheet game, I’m hooked, it’s exactly the sort of time-sink game that shelter-in-place ord

UK car sales plunged 97 percent in April, making Tesla number one

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Enlarge New car sales in the United Kingdom fell 97 percent in April , according to data released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Just 4,321 cars were sold in the month, the lowest figure since 1946. One surprising result: Tesla's Model 3 emerged as the best-selling car in the UK for April. Tesla sold 658 Model 3s, ahead of the 367 I-Paces sold by Jaguar. Both the Model 3 and t

Apple’s virtual WWDC 2020 dates were just confirmed: What to know

SlashGear / 10h
Apple’s WWDC 2020 will kick off on June 22 the company has announced today, with a very different setting for the online-only Worldwide Developers Conference. Rather than hold an in-person event as in years previous, Apple has switched to a fully virtual conference as a way of working around limitations imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. The result will be a … Continue reading

Firefox gets a better password manager

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Mozilla today launched version 76 of its Firefox browser, and with that, it’s launching a couple of new features that you’ll likely notice if you’re already using the open-source browser. The highlight of today’s release is the enhanced password manager. Firefox Lockwise , as it is called these days, will now ask you for your device password when you try to copy and paste credentials from your “L

Surface Book 3 leak reveals MacBook Pro-rivalling GPU options

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The incoming Microsoft Surface Book 3 has fallen victim to yet another leak, this time exposing its MacBook Pro -rivaling GPU credentials. Just hours ago, a leak revealed that the Surface Book 3 would arrive packing Intel’s 10th-generation Ice Lake-U processors , with both 13.5-inch and 15-inch models set to feature a Core i7 CPU with a base clock speed of 1.3GHz. There was no mention of a dedica

Celebrate Better Sleep Month with 50% off Sleep Number's smart bed

32Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: As of May 5, you can take 50% off any size of Sleep Number's limited edition 360 smart bed . But hurry — the sale ends tomorrow, May 6. Now more than ever, people are working towards getting themselves on a better sleep schedule. The Sleep Better Council ( who declares May "Better Sleep" month ) has even said that sleep is the new status symbol. So instead of bragging about what you have h

Daily Crunch: Tom Cruise might shoot a movie in space

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Tom Cruise is talking to SpaceX about taking the ultimate step to top his crazy movie stunts, Apple and Google’s exposure notification API will not provide access to detailed location data and we survey seven VCs about the new media landscape. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 5, 2020. 1. Tom Cruise reportedly talking to SpaceX about shooting a movie in space Perennial action star Tom Cruise, who

How to Make a Frozen Pizza Less Sad

100+Lifehacker / 10h
I am not above eating a frozen anything, much less a frozen pizza, but I cannot help but make modifications. Even the best frozen pizza can benefit from a few tweaks or finishing touches. (This does not apply to Totino’s Party Pizza, which is its own unique, some would say “perfect,” product.) Read more...

Dyson's Mother Day sale gets you $100 price cut on the Dyson V11 vacuum

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Mother's Day is less than a week away, and to celebrate, Dyson is discounting its best-selling vacuums. Dyson's Mother's Day sale includes a $100 price cut on the powerful Dyson V11 Animal. That brings the cost down to $499, which is the best price we've seen for the cordless vacuum. Dyson also has the V8 Animal on sale for just $299 and a $100 discount on the Cyclone V10 vacuum. Dyson's sale isn

Reused a password? This browser add-on warns you if it leaks

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Firefox Lockwise, Mozilla's password manager, now alerts you immediately if you've reused a password that's leaked in a data breach. Reusing passwords isn't good practice – ideally we'd use strong, unique logins for all our accounts – but it's easily done when you're registered with scores of websites and services, particularly if you created the accounts before you started using a password manag

Microsoft to slowly reveal Xbox Series X details through a monthly video series

Microsoft Xbox Series300+Engadget / 10h
With E3 cancelled for the first time ever, game publishers and console makers are resorting to online presentations to show off their latest creations. Microsoft isn’t just streaming one event, though -- the company will detail its upcoming Xbox Series X console, new games and additions to Xbox Game Pass every month for the rest of the year. Dubbed Xbox 20/20 , these sneak peeks will likely cover

Elon Musk and Grimes named their baby X Æ A-12 and the internet reacted accordingly

Elon Musk Grimes Baby500+Mashable / 10h
Celebrity couple Elon Musk and Grimes welcomed their new child to the world late Monday or early Tuesday. Musk posted to Twitter the two had a baby boy, and that Grimes and the child were healthy. He also answered a Twitter user who asked about the baby's name. And well... how do we now pronounced this one? X Æ A-12 Musk — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 5, 2020 Some theories have already been floated

Light Up Your Backyard With Two Pairs of Solar Dancing Flame Tiki Torches for 50% Less

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4-Pack: Dancing Flame Tiki Torches | $39 | MorningSave Read more...

TCL's Stunning 65" 8 Series 4K HDR QLED Smart TV Is 50% off at Best Buy

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TCL 8 Series 65" QLED Smart TV | $1,000 | Best Buy (via Google Shopping) Read more...

Apple's online-only WWDC starts on June 22nd, and it's free

1KEngadget / 10h
Shelter-in-place orders and limits on public gatherings forced Apple to cancel the in-person portion of its Worldwide Developers Conference, but the show will go on -- and now we know when. The company confirmed this morning that this year's online-only WWDC will begin on June 22nd , and will be available for free to “all developers” interested in tuning in. (The usual asking price? $1,600, plus

Virgin Atlantic Leaving Gatwick, Retiring 747s, Laying Off 3,150 Staff

200+One Mile at a Time / 10h
Virgin Atlantic is still looking for a lifeline , as the airline is weeks away from running out of money. In the meantime, the airline has today revealed what they call the “post-COVID-19 future,” and it involves some drastic cuts. Virgin Atlantic notes that the business will be reshaped and resized, with the expectation that it will take up to three years to return to 2019 levels. Virgin Atlanti

Sonos Five and 3rd-gen Sub leak ahead of reveal event

SlashGear / 10h
Sonos is a name that’s come up quite a bit lately, but not necessarily for reasons the company may like. Following reports last week that detailed a pair of new speakers and an incoming soundbar, that rumored soundbar was leaked over the weekend. Now it’s the speakers’ turn, as images of both have made their way to the internet – … Continue reading

Apple’s online WWDC kicks off June 22

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Back in March, Apple joined a rapidly growing number of companies announcing an online-only model for their annual tech events. At the time, SVP Phil Schiller promised the event would be “an innovative way to reach millions of developers around the world, bringing the entire developer community together with a new experience,” as planners across the world scrambled to adapt to the newfound realit

WWDC 2020 set for June 22 where we'll virtually learn about iOS 14, macOS 10.16 and more

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As previously announced, WWDC 2020 is set to be a virtual affair but we've now learnt the key dates for Apple's developer conference and it's set to begin on June 22. WWDC usually takes place at the start of June, but the company has clearly pushed the event back a few weeks after complications from the Covid-19 pandemic has meant it can't happen in real life. This is likely to be the first event

Now’s the Time to Record Grandma's Family Stories

100+Lifehacker / 10h
If you’re fortunate enough to have an older person in your life—whether it’s a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or even a family friend—know that you basically have access to a living part of history. As a child, you may not have been interested in hearing their stories from the past, but as an adult, it’s much easier… Read more...

Rick and Morty's 22 Best Celebrity Guest Stars (So Far)

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Rick and Morty is back (for the next few Sundays at least, until the show burns through the rest of season four )! To celebrate, we’re counting down our all-time favorite famous guest stars who’ve dropped by the show, giving voice to characters as varied as the Devil and a gaseous musical alien named Fart . Read more...

Google’s Web Vitals helps websites put visitors first

100+Engadget / 10h
Browsing the internet might be lightning fast compared to the clunky dial-up days of yesteryear, but for many of us it’s still not fast enough. Now, Google is introducing a new initiative that will help developers make sure their pages load swiftly, and which will show users which websites are performing below par. First discussed at last year’s Chrome Developer Summit , Web Vitals will give devs

Google Podcasts now offers analytics to producers

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It appears an iOS release and refreshed Android experience were only the start of Google's newfound ambitions for its Podcasts app. The company announced today a new dashboard that creators can visit to see how their shows are performing on the platform. Besides the usual assortment of statistics that track audience engagement, the tool allows podcasters to see where people are listening to their

Sleuth raises $3M Seed to bring order to continuous deployment

300+TechCrunch / 10h
Sleuth, an early stage startup from three former Atlassian employees, wants to bring some much-needed order to the continuous delivery process. Today, the company announced it has raised a $3 million seed round. ​ CRV led the round with participation from angel investors from New Relic, Atlassian and LaunchDarkly. “Sleuth is a deployment tracker built to solve the confusion that comes when compan

Uber partners with CloudTrucks to help drivers get trucking jobs

200+TechCrunch / 10h
Uber has partnered with trucking startup CloudTrucks to make it easier for its ride-hail drivers to get jobs as truckers during the pandemic. Described as a “business in a box,” CloudTrucks is designed to make it easier for truck owners and operators to run their businesses. Through software and data science, CloudTrucks aims to reduce operating costs for truck drivers and improve revenue, cash f

Treasury Prime raises $9M to bring its banking APIs to market

200+TechCrunch / 10h
Treasury Prime , a startup that built software tooling to help banks automate and accelerate routine tasks, announced today that it has closed a $9 million Series A. The new capital was sourced from Amias Gerety of QED , Jason Lemkin of SaaStr , and Hans Morris of NYCA Partners . The capital event is yet another funding round for an API -focused startup. Earlier this week, Daily.co raised $4.6 mi

Google Podcasts finally gets listener analytics

100+TechCrunch / 10h
For all of its strengths, Google hasn’t exactly led the way in podcasting. After years of letting third-party developers dominate the category on Play, the company finally introduced its own Podcasts app. Since then, however, it’s been largely eclipsed by Spotify as second place to Apple’s longstanding efforts. Google Podcasts is finally available on iOS This morning, however, the company is taki

United can now deny boarding if there’s ‘reason to believe’ you were exposed to the coronavirus

The Points Guy / 10h
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic , United Airlines has adjusted the passenger experience to maximize social distancing and minimize your interactions with other people. Specifically, the Chicago-based carrier has started back-to-front boarding , curtailed most of its inflight food and beverage service and implemented new and improved cabin sanitization protocols, though it continues to fall sh

Duplicate Your Items in Animal Crossing, Because Nothing Matters

300+Lifehacker / 10h
I don’t think it’s possible to cheat in Animal Crossing: New Horizons . Or, rather, I don’t feel any guilt whatsoever about taking advantage of the game’s quirks to outfit your single-player island however you want. From time-traveling to Turnip Exchanges , there are plenty of methods you can use to circumvent the… Read more...

How to Protect Your Google Drive on iPhone and iPad With Face ID or Touch ID

Google Drive Touch ID47How-To Geek / 10h
Storing important and or sensitive documents in Google Drive isn’t the most secure way to protect your data, but if you are, your iPhone and iPad can help keep everything safe. Here’s how to add a Face ID or Touch ID lock to the cloud storage’s mobile app. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Polk's New $250 Signa S3 Soundbar Supports Chromecast Audio

27How-To Geek / 10h
Polk Audio’s series of Signa soundbars is getting a new entry, this time with Chromecast Audio and Google Assistant capabilities for effortless music streaming. The new soundbar, called the Signa S3, costs $250 and comes with a wireless subwoofer. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Best Buy slashes the price of a TCL 8-Series Roku TV by 50 percent

TCL 8 Series Roku Today400+Engadget / 10h
Best Buy has an exclusive deal on the 65-inch TCL 8-series Roku TV that drops the price to $1,000. That’s 50 percent off its normal price of $2,000. TCL began selling the 8-series last fall , so this is some of the newest TV tech that you can buy. Buy TCL 8-series Roku TV at Best Buy - $1,000 The 8-series uses quantum-dot LED technology for better color performance, as well as mini LED tech . It

A California Utility Just Bought a Record Amount of Battery Storage

100+Gizmodo / 10h
The U.S. just saw its biggest purchase of energy storage ever. California utility Southern California Edison signed seven contracts last week to launch several energy storage projects totaling 770 megawatts to come online in 2021. It’s a huge step, one that dwarfs all the storage purchased last year across the entire… Read more...

Impossible Burger is coming to Kroger grocery stores throughout the US

1KEngadget / 10h
A few weeks ago, Impossible Foods announced that its flagship faux meat product would be in over 1,000 grocery stores across the US in one of its biggest expansions yet. Today, it’s adding to that, with the announcement that the Impossible Burger will now be rolling out to Kroger-affiliated stores as well, adding 1,700 locations to the lineup. That list of Kroger-affiliated stores include Baker’s

As Europe slowly unlocks, e-scooter startups, like Helbiz, are wooing with offers

100+TechCrunch / 10h
At the start of the year, it looked like Europe would be in for a “Summer E-Scooters / E-Bike War,” as both regional startups and U.S.-backed unicorns vied for the pockets of city commuters. Consolidation came when German startup Circ was taken over by U.S. competitor Bird at the start of the year. Still on the battlefield was U.S. company Lime (which was leading in most markets), Bird, Circ, Swe

How to Finally Start That Creative Project

28Lifehacker / 11h
Remember when this all started and you were going to write the next King Lear ? Well, you haven’t. But it’s not too late to get started. Read more...

Study Shows How Our Brains Replay Recent Experiences During Sleep

100+Gizmodo / 11h
While we sleep, our brains are busy organizing fresh memories into long-term storage—or at least, that’s the theory. Intriguing new research is bolstering this assertion, with evidence that our brains replay the day’s experiences during sleep, in what is an integral part of the memory-storage process. Read more...

Here's the first trailer for Space Force, Netflix's successor to The Office

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Netflix has released the first trailer for Space Force, the upcoming comedy that reunites The Office executive producer Greg Daniels and star Steve Carell. This all-star comedy is about the titular new branch of the armed forces, which is being created under the auspices of general Mark Naird (Carell), who's definitely got some reservations about the whole thing. The cast of Space Force also feat

Why Isn’t The On-Screen Keyboard Appearing on My iPad?

47How-To Geek / 11h
Sometimes, you’re using an iPad but the onscreen keyboard doesn’t show up where you expect it. There could be one of several things going on, including trouble with a Bluetooth keyboard or third-party keyboard apps. Here’s what may be wrong—and how to fix it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google Drive on iOS Now Supports Locking the App With Face ID and Touch ID

Google Drive Touch ID47How-To Geek / 11h
If you store some sensitive files or documents in Google Drive, and you also prefer to access them via an iPhone or iPad, you now have some advanced security options for keeping them safe. The latest update to the Drive app for iOS and iPadOS includes a “Privacy screen” toggle, which will require a biometric scan before opening the app. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Lenovo's Rumored Gaming Phone with a Side-Mounted Camera Could Be Genius or a Massive Fail

Lenovo Legion Phone42Gizmodo / 11h
We’ve seen phones with punch-hole selfie cams , pop-up selfie cams , and even 360-degree rotating cameras. But now, new leaks suggest that Lenovo’s upcoming gaming phone might get the wildest front-facing cam of them all thanks to a side-mounted motorized selfie shooter. Read more...

Everything You Need to Know About USB 4

400+Gizmodo / 11h
USB 4—or USB4, as it’s officially branded—is on the tech horizon, and like WiFi 6E or mobile 5G , you probably have plenty of questions about what the new USB standard means for your many devices. So, let’s take a quick look at everything we know about the upcoming USB4. Read more...

Generating Game of Thrones characters in Skyrim’s character creator

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Directed by Joe Pickard, edited by Brady Jackson. Click here for transcript . Getting creative with the character creator in RPGs is kind of like the game before the game —so much so that often I'll spend more time there than I do actually playing through an RPG's tutorial section. Finding just the right jaw line, just the right nose, just the right hair style—actually crafting the character rath

Elon Musk Gets $700 Million Payday After Twitter Meltdown

500+Futurism / 11h
Oops After a self-sabotaging move of extraordinary proportions, Tesla CEO Elon Musk managed to wipe out billions in Tesla’s value — but now, days later, he’s getting an epic payday. “Tesla stock price is too high imo,” the eccentric billionaire tweeted last Friday, in a series of mysterious tweets that sent share values plummeting and left shareholders shaking their heads. Payday Yet Tesla values

Microsoft Teams to increase group call limit to 250 by mid-May

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Microsoft Teams would be increasing the group call participants limit to 250 from the present level of 100 on the video conferencing platform. And, the company may make this announcement on the update by mid-May. Indications to this effect were found in the company's roadmap section for Microsoft Teams where it has been mentioned that the development work is underway to expand the number of parti

ClimaCell weather app will tell you the best time to do activities outside

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Tom Cruise Partners With SpaceX to Film Movie in Space

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That Tracks Famed actor and Oprah-couch-jumper Tom Cruise is reportedly trying to film an action movie in space. There’s no studio backing the project yet, but Deadline reports that Cruise has partnered with SpaceX to make it happen. If it comes to fruition, the untitled project would be the first narrative feature film to be filmed in space. Break A Leg! Tom Cruise is known for performing his ow

White sand and adventure: Why I’m planning my dream trip to Mauritius for when we can travel again

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I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions . Typically, I avoid thinking about them and just go on with my day-to-day life. But when 2020 came around, I found myself drawn to declare it the year of the bucket list — however cliché it may sound. 2020 was going to be the year I actually traveled to the places that I’d long been dreaming about and saying that I would one day visit. I’ve long been drawn

At long last, bread makers are coming back in stock

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These DJI Mavic drones support 4K and are on sale for under $1,000

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TL;DR: The DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo and DJI Mavic Pro Platinum Fly More Combo drones are up to $450 off at Best Buy as of May 5. By now, we're all familiar with the TikTok love story about the quarantine cutie and her drone. (Like the "Princess and the Frog," but the glitch-in-the-simulation version.) Social distancing dating isn't the only way that people are using drones to cure boredom. Th

Spin restarts scooter business in four markets

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Spin, the electric scooter startup acquired by Ford in 2019 for nearly $100 million, has restarted operations in four U.S. markets as COVID-19-related closures begin to ease. The company has resumed operations in Orlando, Nashville, Columbus, Ohio and St. Louis. The ramp up of operations will depend on the city, the company said. In Columbus, Spin has deployed its entire 200-scooter fleet, the la

Marriott Hits Up Credit Card Partners For A Billion Dollars

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Marriott announced a deal for $920 million dollars with its co-brand credit card partners. In exchange for the cash Marriott has extended its co-brand deals with both partners. These deals aren't just good for the travel company, they're good for consumers. But there's an interesting reason we're seeing hotel chains access their loyalty programs for cash before airlines do the same. Continue read

Set New ‘Family Pandemic Rules’

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Kids on the screens a lot these days? Staying up later? Sleeping in more? Wearing pajamas all day and all night? Hello and welcome to Pandemic Parenting, the gameshow where everything’s made up and the points don’t matter. Read more...

Space Force's First Trailer Is Funny Until You Realize How Close to Reality It Is

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The concept of the U.S. Government establishing a new branch of the military just to muck about in space is patently funny on its face , but the more you think about it, the more depressing it becomes because it’s a dumb waste of taxpayer dollars...regardless of how many UFOs we think we’ve seen . Read more...

Tuesday's Best Deals: Jay Bird Headphones, Armor All Car Cleaning Kit, Rachael Ray Cookware, Civilization VI, and More

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A pair of Jaybird headphones , a Gooloo charger , Rachael Ray cookware , an Armor All car cleaning kit , and Star Wars comics are at the top of Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

Tuesday's Best Deals: Jay Bird Headphones, Armor All Car Cleaning Kit, Rachael Ray Cookware, Civilization VI, and More

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A pair of Jaybird headphones , a Gooloo charger , Rachael Ray cookware , an Armor All car cleaning kit , and Star Wars comics are at the top of Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

Ditch your window air conditioning unit for a portable one

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TL;DR: Best Buy has a few portable air conditioners on sale as of May 5 — grab an Insignia 250-square foot AC for $199.99, an LG 400-square foot AC for $464.99, or an SPT 700-square foot AC for $446.99. It's heating up outside, but we'll still have to spend the majority of our time indoors for a bit longer. If you live alone and don't have central air conditioning, now might not be the best time

Pluto TV expands with addition of CBS Sports HQ, new deals with TiVo and Verizon

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Free streaming service Pluto TV is expanding. The company has today gained access to streaming sports network CBS Sports HQ as a result of the ViacomCBS merger. It has also forged new distribution deals with Verizon and TiVo, both of which were detailed this week. The free streamer had been acquired by Viacom for $340 million in early 2019, ahead of the $12 billion merger of media giants, Viacom

Virgin Atlantic retires 747 fleet, closes Gatwick base, to lose more than 3,000 jobs in business reshaping

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The coronavirus crisis will have a lasting effect on the aviation industry — and Virgin Atlantic isn’t exempt from that . On Tuesday, the carrier announced a slew of changes it will make in order to “reshape and resize” its business to survive the coronavirus crisis — and thrive in its aftermath. In a series of moves that will help the airline to reduce costs and preserve cash, most notably, Virg

Hustle CEO Sam Parr & SmartNews co-founder Rich Jaroslavsky on the future of media

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Tim Hsia & Neil Devani Contributor Tim Hsia is the CEO of Media Mobilize and a Venture Partner at Digital Garage . Neil Devani is an angel investor and venture capitalist focused on companies solving hard problems. More posts by this contributor Define and manage growth on your own terms The first hires are the hardest Welcome to this edition of The Operators , a recurring Extra Crunch column, po

2021 Audi Q4 e-tron pricing could make this the tipping point

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Audi’s 2021 Q4 e-tron will be the automaker’s most affordable all-electric car, it’s reported, with early pricing info suggesting this could be Tesla’s biggest competition to-date. Previewed in concept form back at the Geneva Motor Show last year, the Q4 e-tron won’t be Audi’s first EV in the US, or indeed its first all-electric SUV. However it will have two … Continue reading

How 'murder hornets' came to the U.S.

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Technology and ethics in the coronavirus economy

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Javier Saade Contributor Javier Saade serves on several boards, is venture partner at Fenway Summer and is a senior advisor at FS Vector, Fenway Summer’s advisory affiliate. Previously, he was associate administrator and chief of investment and innovation at SBA. More posts by this contributor The last two decades have ushered in significant change and transformation. I believe the 2020s will be

Sky Mobile continues to offer some of the cheapest iPhone SE deals around

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Apple's new cheap iPhone has been out for a couple of weeks now and while a lot of retailers have thrown their best pricing into the ring, one of the original leaders is still rocking the top spot - Sky. During the pre-order stage, Sky Mobile stepped up with a collection of affordable iPhone SE deals . And since then, the retailer has managed to stay on top with this budget phone ( well, budget f

The Xbox Series X reveal is being seriously stretched out

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We’re about to receive a tidal wave of Xbox Series X news on May 7, but Microsoft also has plans to stretch out its next-gen announcements throughout the rest of this year. That’s why it’s launching Xbox 20/20, a series of monthly updates that will keep the dialog with gamers going, well after May 7's event is over. In a blog post on Xbox Wire, Microsoft outlined its goals for 2020. Chief among t

How to Customize Spotlight Search on iPhone and iPad

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Apple’s Spotlight search is the fastest way to find and open apps. You can also use it to search within apps and view Siri Suggestions. Not happy with the Spotlight search results? Here’s how to customize it on your iPhone and iPad. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

You Can Grab a 65-Inch TCL 8-Series Roku TV for Half Its Original Price

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TCL’s celebrated 8-Series TV, which sports a 65-inch 4K QLED UHD panel with HDR, is just $1,000 at Best Buy today. This unprecedented half-off discount is the best we’ve seen yet, and it’s exclusive to Best Buy. Sadly, Best Buy isn’t running a sale on the 75-inch model. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Nest Is Now Rolling out Mandatory Two-Factor Authentication

How-To Geek / 12h
As the company previously warned, Google is now rolling out mandatory two-factor authentication for Nest accounts. Given the recent troubles at Nintendo and elsewhere, the move makes sense. If you’re still on a Nest account, you’ll soon see a message to enable the security feature. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Link a Commit From a Github Issue

How-To Geek / 12h
We’ve all done it—we excitedly push a commit to solve an issue, leave a useful comment like “doh!”, and then forget to reference the Github issue number. Now they won’t be linked together… or will they? Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

jQuery, What is It and Should You Use It?

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jQuery is a small JavaScript library that tries to make working with HTML easier. It provides more functions for manipulating elements on webpages, which make it useful for creating dynamic content. Is it the right choice for your website? Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Apple deal alert: the 13-inch MacBook Pro gets a massive $400 price cut

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Yesterday Apple quietly released the 2020 MacBook Pro , which means it's a fantastic time to find deals on older models. Right now, you can get the 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro on sale for $1,099 at B&H Photo . That's a $200 discount and the best price we've found for the powerful laptop. If you're looking for more storage, B&H also has the 256GB MacBook Pro on sale for $1,199 and a $400 price cut on

Microsoft reveals Xbox 20/20: The roadmap for Xbox Series X’s launch

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2020 is supposed to be a big year for the games industry, with Sony and Microsoft both looking to launching new consoles this holiday season. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced game companies to change their plans, as we’ve seen a number of game delays due to the fact that many teams are working from home as the pandemic plays out. … Continue reading

Buy one new Razr, get one free

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TL;DR: The new Motorola Razr may be pricey, but if you buy one right now, you'll get a second one totally free — that's $1,499.99 in savings, as of May 5. Maybe you're not an iPhone person. Or a Samsung person. Or even a Google person. Maybe you're just yearning for the days when you could sassily hang up on a telemarketer by slamming your old Motorola Razr closed. Unfortunately, flip phones aren

How to watch Rick and Morty season 4 online: stream part 2's new episodes anywhere free

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After an extended wait, fans of deranged cartoon Rick and Morty have finally been rewarded with the show releasing a new batch of episodes this May. Read on and we'll tell you how to watch Rick and Morty season 4 online - including where you can stream all of part 2 anywhere for free, starting with episode 6, Having gone off-air at the end of 2019, the show has returned to help us get through wha

Best Squarespace templates for video

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There’s a reason Squarespace is one of the most popular web building and hosting services out there: it caters to users of all web design skill levels thanks to its easy drag and drop page builders, affordable plans, 24/7 customer support, and modern template designs. But does that mean Squarespace is a good choice for displaying your videos? The answer is a resounding yes — but you need to know

Massive Nintendo Leak Reportedly Includes Wii Source Code, Developer Materials, And N64 Test ROMs

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What appears to be an unprecedented trove of information related to several past Nintendo consoles was leaked to the internet starting last Friday. Many of the thousands of leaked files concern Nintendo’s 2006 Wii console, including detailed design documents and even seemingly its source code. Such information would… Read more...

Wow: Aeroplan Will Sell Miles For One Cent Each

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Aeroplan has been doing a phenomenal job engaging members during the COVID-19 crisis. Air Canada is extending elite status and even giving people the option to gift status to others , and has also introduced innovative ways to earn status from home . Air Canada will soon get into the business of selling miles directly to consumers, and it’s potentially exciting. Aeroplan will begin selling miles

Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro vs. the MacBook Air: Which one should you buy?

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Apple quietly launched a new version of its 13-inch MacBook Pro on Monday, quashing rumors (for now) that it's working on a 14-inch Pro. The new MacBook Pro starts at $1,299 and has an upgraded keyboard and more storage. For big processor and memory upgrades, however, you'll have spend $1,799 . This makes it an interesting alternative to Apple's MacBook Air , which was launched earlier this year,

Dyson’s First Cordless Vacuum With Swappable Batteries Is a Proper Replacement for Corded Vacs

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In 2018, Dyson released its V10 cordless vacuum and said goodbye to corded vacs forever. But while cleaning without wires is undoubtedly more convenient, batteries still limit how long a vacuum can run between charges. It’s an unfortunate downside, and one the new Dyson V11 Outsize specifically addresses by finally… Read more...

The Mandalorian Confirms 2 New Directors for Its Second Season

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J.J. Abrams ’ HBO sci-fantasy drama Demimonde has found itself some more producers. Joe Keery promises spooks abound when Stranger Things returns. Get a look at Mark Hamill vamping it up in What We Do in the Shadows . Plus, teases for Twilight Zone ’s second season, and what’s to come on Harley Quinn . Spoilers, away! Read more...

Use Your Phone as a Webcam, No Special Apps Required

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These days of all teleconferencing, all the time have prompted many a post filled with different techniques you can use to turn an old Android smartphone or iPhone into a webcam. Far be it from me to crap on a good hack, but, well, I don’t think most people need to fuss with a special app in order to webcam-ify a… Read more...

HP’s new Chromebooks have two features every laptop needs

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HP has revealed a set of new Chromebooks, and while the Chrome OS notebooks may be intended for business, features like being able to clean them with disinfecting wipes could find some appeal at home in this age of coronavirus. The HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Enterprise packages Chrome OS in a sleek 13.5-inch notebook, with an integrated privacy screen to … Continue reading

Xiaomi launches Mi Commerce in India to boost sales amid lockdown

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Xiaomi today launched a new e-commerce service in India that allows people in the nation to easily browse and order its handsets and other products from nearby physical retail stores as the Chinese giant rushes to kickstart its sales in its biggest overseas market. Dubbed Mi Commerce , the service allows people to locate nearby stores that are either run by Xiaomi or those that have tie-ups with

YouTube may let news outlets sell subscriptions to their own services

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You’re probably used to news outlets on YouTube asking you to subscribe to their channels. Before long, though, they might hawk their own offerings. Digiday sources say YouTube is creating a tool that would let publishers sell subscriptions to their in-house digital services through their YouTube channels. Talks have yet to hash out details like the revenue split, but it would only give you perks

Adam Neumann, WeWork’s Former Chief, Sues SoftBank

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The lawsuit accuses SoftBank of improperly backing out of an offer to buy shares held by Mr. Neumann, employees and other investors.

Crazy: Best Miles Purchase Deal Ever? Air Canada Will Sell Miles For Just 1 Cent Apiece Starting Thursday

100+View from the Wing / 12h
Air Canada is launching something really special – what may be the best mileage purchase sale ever. And you can double dip with their offer to let you earn elite status based on earning miles for non-flight activity, including purchasing miles through this deal. Continue reading ...

Beginner’s Guide to Using Google’s Search Console for Your Website

How-To Geek / 12h
Google’s Search Console is a tool that gives website owners a look into how Google is indexing and handling their site. It’s crucially important that you submit a sitemap so that all of your URLs will be properly indexed. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Geek Trivia: Early Rural Telephone Systems In The U.S. Relied On What?

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Cattle Fences Carrier Pigeons Hand-cranked Generators Farm Hand Operators Think You Know the Answer?

Stephen Colbert and Anderson Cooper have a moving chat about fatherhood

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If you've yet to watch the video of CNN's Anderson Cooper announcing that he's become a dad , then we suggest you go and do it posthaste (the whole thing is pretty darn adorable, and exactly the kind of feel-good content everyone needs at the moment). "I watched it and I was deeply moved by it, I thought it was very beautiful," says Colbert in the Late Late Show interview above, before asking Coo

MIT researchers think life may thrive on hydrogen planets

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Sara Seager, the Class of 1941 Professor of Planetary Science, Physics, and Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, wants to avoid a situation where humans might encounter alien organisms but fail to recognize it as actual life. Seager wants to cast a wider net when looking for environments beyond our