Sunday, May 17, 2020

TPS Consulting Sunday Afternoon Edition


‘Milestone’ Evidence for Anyons, a Third Kingdom of Particles

15KWired / 8h
Physicists have long known that the universe is made from two kinds of particles: fermions and bosons. Now there's a third that behaves totally differently.

Dyson finally unveils its canceled electric car

4KEngadget / 11h
Having famously killed off its electric car project back in October, Dyson’s automobile remained a mystery to most, with insiders telling Engadget that only a handful of engineers had seen a working prototype somewhere in Wiltshire . But yesterday, the company chose to finally show off its scrapped electric car for an interview about Sir James Dyson — now worth £16.2 billion — topping the Sunday

How to Enable and Use Clipboard History on Windows 10

200+How-To Geek / 7h
Windows 10 takes copy and paste to another level with a feature called Clipboard history, which lets you see a list of items you have copied to the clipboard recently. Just press Windows+V. Here’s how to turn it on and view your clipboard history. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

TPG readers share the airline loyalty programs they’d miss the most

The Points Guy / 28min
Editor’s note: At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing. Before booking that next trip, we recommend you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions. TPG is continuing to publish deals, reviews and general trav

Electric bike sales boom during coronavirus pandemic, but it’s too late for GM’s Ariv

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As lockdowns ease up and city dwellers look to avoid public transportation during the coronavirus pandemic, e-bike sales are flourishing. It's surprising, then, to see a company the size of General Motors exit the business. U.S. bike companies like Rad Power Bikes and Aventon Bikes all reported triple digit percentage growth in sales in some markets as the pandemic has reshaped city streets, acco

Why you should double-down on credit card points right now

The Points Guy / 49min
We’re big proponents of utilizing transferable point currencies here at TPG. Programs like American Express Membership Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards provide valuable flexibility when it’s time to use your points — one of the main reasons they fall in the upper echelon of our monthly valuations . However, there are many reasons why someone would focus on other reward programs. If you’re a hub

How to Watch Indiana's Celebration of the Music of John Prine, Bill Withers, and Adam Schlesinger Tonight

Lifehacker / 57min
Musicians John Prine, Adam Schlesinger, and Bill Withers all passed away in recent weeks. Tonight the Indiana Independent Venue Alliance is throwing a concert that serves as a tribute to the musicians and music venues in Indiana, while celebrating the music of the three men. Read more...

Gillmor Gang: Freed Media

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The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, Denis Pombriant, Brent Leary, and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Saturday, May 9, 2020. For more, subscribe to the Gillmor Gang Newsletter . Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor @fradice, @mickeleh, @denispombriant, @kteare, @brentleary, @stevegillmor, @gillmorgang Liner Notes Live chat stream The Gillmor Gang on Fa

'GTA V' online play suffers outage following Epic Games Store giveaway

100+Engadget / 1h
Epic Games’ GTA V giveaway caused chaos beyond Epic’s own games store. Rockstar is warning of problems accessing GTA V for PC and the company’s Games Launcher due to “extremely high player volumes.” We’ve asked the developer for comment, but it doesn’t take much to guess what prompted the crush of new players — the Epic Games Store freebie may have led to a flood of new players who are trying the

8 of the best food cities around the world — and what to eat when you get there

The Points Guy / 1h
Editor’s note: At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing. Before booking that next trip, we recommend you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions . TPG is continuing to publish deals, reviews and general tra

The Shed at Hudson Yards Is Making New Performance Art Available on Sundays For Free

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If you’ve been missing the opportunity to go to art shows over the past few months The Shed at Hudson Yards is hosting a free digital art show on its websites each Sunday, with the content swapping out every other week to feature new artists. Read more...

Phenom by Peopoly 3D printer Review: Massive and delicate

SlashGear / 1h
The Phenom by Peopoly is a $2k MSLA (LCD+LED) light-cured resin 3D printer with a big orange panel door. This device prints 3D objects with liquid resin, activated with lights – it pulls the print up from the goo, rather than printing the print from the bottom to the top with a melted line of material. This printer has been … Continue reading

uwmarchives: May is Get Caught Reading Month! These UWM students...

Music, Arts & Literature / 1h
uwmarchives : May is Get Caught Reading Month! These UWM students studying in the Mitchell Hall Library in 1945 and 1950 have the right idea. As the school year winds down and the nice warm days of summer set in, we hope you have a chance to get caught reading something for fun! These photographs can be found online in the UWM Photos Digital Collection as well as onsite in Box 7 of the UW-Milwauk

We now have more evidence that Galileo likely never said “And yet it moves”

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Enlarge / Portrait of Galileo Galilei by Justus Sustermans, circa 1640. Galileo Galilei famously stood trial for suspicion of heresy for his insistence—based on astronomical observations through his telescopes—that the Copernican model of the Solar System was correct. The Earth revolved around the Sun, not the other way around, contrary to the Catholic Church's teachings at the time. He was never

United Club Infinite Card 100K Bonus (Last Chance)

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New United Club℠ Infinite Card 4x miles on United 2x miles on dining & travel no foreign transaction fees Annual Fee: $525 Apply Now In mid-March, Chase and United introduced a new premium co-branded credit card. The timing of this introduction wasn’t exactly great, especially given that lounge access is one of the primary benefits of the card, and this is a time where many of us aren’t traveling

Seattle’s Paine Field suspends flights through Aug. 1

The Points Guy / 1h
Flights at Seattle’s Paine Field will be temporarily suspended from May 22, thru July 31, 2020, to do already scheduled aircraft ramp maintenance and repairs. The airport, managed by Propeller Airports, will take advantage of a major drop in passengers due to the coronavirus pandemic to expedite repair projects originally scheduled to be done in phases over four months in 2020. Stay up to date on

Qatar Airways Pulls Kiev Fares, Imposes 14 Day Wait For Changes Using Most Generous Airline Policy Ever

26View from the Wing / 1h
The insane Qatar Airways airfare deal is one of the most generous I've ever seen, at least where there hasn't been a mistake. You can book the cheapest flight you can find from the U.S. and then change the city you fly from and change where you fly to - just pick somewhere within 5000 miles of your originally booked destination. Qatar Airways has two new restrictions - which is actually a good th

Skywatching is lit in May, says NASA

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Here's a wholesome quarantine activity: For the rest of May you can view bright objects in our solar system and beyond — both before sunrise and after sunset. NASA reminded us on Saturday that an hour before sunrise every day in May, the likes of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the Moon should visible to the south. (Depending on where you are, of course, and bearing in mind that clouds, buildings, or

Fraud ring uses stolen data to scam unemployment insurance programs

100+Engadget / 2h
Fraudsters are taking advantage of both data breaches and weaknesses in government online systems to commit scams on a large scale. KrebsOnSecurity has obtained a Secret Service memo revealing that a sophisticated Nigerian crime ring has been using a “substantial” database of stolen identity data to file bogus unemployment claims during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a federal investigator t

Dyson’s scrapped electric car: founder reveals what could have been

100+Mashable / 2h
We finally know more about the mysterious electric car that Dyson – yes, the company best known for its vacuum cleaners and hand dryers – was working on. In an interview with British newspaper The Times , Dyson founder Sir James Dyson shared, for the first time, details and photos of the electric car that was cancelled in October 2019. Sir James Dyson, Britain’s richest man, spent £500m developin

Is the e-commerce shift going to last?

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Ashwin Ramasamy Contributor Ashwin Ramasamy is the co-founder of PipeCandy , an online merchant graph company that discovers and analyzes business and consumer perception metrics about D2C brands and e-commerce companies. More posts by this contributor Will ‘New Retail’ help D2C brands succeed offline? D2C companies deliver customer delight and simplicity E-commerce is taking off faster than ever

Flying the length of Africa: London to Johannesburg from the pilot’s perspective

The Points Guy / 3h
The flight from London to Johannesburg races through the African night sky covering nearly 6,000 miles, crossing 14 countries and taking nearly 11 hours. It gives passengers a great opportunity to sleep, waking up the following morning with just a one-hour time zone change, negligible jet lag and ready to attack the day ahead. However, for the pilots keeping you safe whilst you sleep, it’s quite

Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams sing a song for Netflix's 'Eurovision' movie

500+Mashable / 3h
Even if you don't watch Eurovision , you've surely heard of it by now. The global music competition has transfixed audiences for more than half a century. As the world has moved increasingly online, the annual showdowns have become massive meme machines. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there's no Eurovision Song Contest happening in 2020. Instead, fans can look forward to the June 26 rel

Qatar Airways Modifies Generous Rebooking Policy

82One Mile at a Time / 3h
This post is just a quick update on what has become a very popular opportunity. I’ve written about Qatar Airways’ insanely generous rebooking policy , allowing you to change your destination on a ticket by up to 5,000 miles. Readers have had incredible success with this , and if you check out the comments sections of the previous posts you’ll see just what has been possible. The promotion lasted

Fantastic business-class award space for 4+ passengers to Paris and beyond — including West Coast cities

The Points Guy / 3h
At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing. Before booking that next trip, we recommend you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions . TPG is continuing to publish deals, reviews and general travel news to inf

X-37B space plane launches on its most ambitious mission to date

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A day later than planned , the X-37B space plane has gone back into low Earth orbit for its sixth mission. The vehicle launched aboard a United Launch Alliance rocket on the morning of May 17th. It’s the first X-37B mission under the Space Force’s oversight (though the Air Force still owns the spacecraft) and is considered the most ambitious mission for the machine to date given the sheer number

US Space Force successfully launches secretive X-37B space plane

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Following a delay caused by poor weather, the US Space Force and United Launch Alliance have successfully launched the military’s secretive X-37B space plane. The craft was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida using the Atlas V rocket, sending it off on its sixth space mission. Space Force recently revealed that the space plane is carrying multiple experiments, including some … Continue readin

11 of the best far-flung dive and snorkel spots to add to your bucket list

The Points Guy / 4h
Editor’s note: At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing. Before booking that next trip, we recommend you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions . TPG is continuing to publish deals, reviews and general tra

India allows eCommerce companies to deliver non-essentials

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E-commerce companies including Amazon and Flipkart besides vertical e-tailers like Lenskart will be able to deliver non-essential items across India starting Monday, save for areas designated as containment zones. In a notification earlier today, the Ministry of Home Affairs in the Federal government issued a notification extending the Covid-19 lockdown till May 31 but with a series of relaxation

Driving Relief live stream: how to watch today's charity golf game with Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler

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It's been a grim couple of months for golfers and golf fans, with 2020 The Masters postponed to November and this year's Open Championship cancelled entirely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Things are looking up now, though, as four of golf's best return to the tee box today for a charity skins match. Here's how to watch Driving Relief online and live stream the golf action today, where it's Dustin

The ultimate guide to house swapping

The Points Guy / 4h
Editor’s note: At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing. Before booking that next trip, we recommend you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions . TPG is continuing to publish deals, reviews and general tra

The Great Reset

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Ann Miura-Ko Contributor Ann Miura-Ko is a co-founding partner at Floodgate , a seed-stage VC firm. A repeat member of the Forbes Midas List and the New York Times Top 20 Venture Capitalists Worldwide, she earned a PhD in math modeling of cybersecurity at Stanford University. More posts by this contributor True product-market fit is a minimum viable company You need a minimum viable company, not

Interesting Opportunity To Redeem Points At Alila Ventana Big Sur

20One Mile at a Time / 4h
There’s an interesting opportunity to redeem points at my favorite US points hotel — it’s not an “amazing” deal for most, but I do think it’s worth being aware of, for those who have been wanting to visit. Ventana Big Sur is one of my favorite points hotels Several months ago I stayed at Alila Ventana Big Sur . This property is a fairly new addition to World of Hyatt, and came as the Alila brand

From face masks to frozen yogurt: 9 things sold in airport vending machines

The Points Guy / 5h
As air travel slowly starts to grow during the coronavirus pandemic, the folks at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport want flyers to be ready. It became the first airport in the U.S. to install vending machines that sell personal protection equipment (PPE), including the highly coveted N95 mask ($8.25), a 10-pack of alcohol wipes ($5.25), a four-pack of disposable gloves ($4.50), hand sanit

WhatsApp gets Messenger Rooms integration in latest beta

22SlashGear / 5h
In late April, Facebook introduced Messenger Rooms, a new video chatting feature that enables up to 50 people to participate in the same group call. The feature was introduced as demand for video messaging services has skyrocketed, joining Skype, Zoom, and other similar platforms. The latest WhatsApp beta adds an integration with this feature. WhatsApp is one of the most … Continue reading

Do yourself a favor and binge-watch 'Survivor' Season 40

100+Mashable / 5h
It was an epic, emotional May 13, 2020 for Survivor fans. The decades-old reality competition series, really one of the first to popularize the genre, capped off its 40th season on Thursday night with a three-hour episode. It was a unique season in Survivor history, with the roster of 20 competitors filled out entirely by past winners. That's right, Season 40 was the all star season to end all st

After Math: Free games and expensive mistakes

89Engadget / 5h
As if the COVID-19 crisis wasn’t bad enough on its own, the economic downturn that it’s brought along for the ride has hit many of us where it hurts the most: our pocketbooks. But even as folks across the country look to pare down their household budgets, a number of companies are beginning to offer their products at deep discounts, if not give them away outright, to help ease the pain of quarant

The Apple AR glasses might be launching as soon as 2021

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When it comes to gadget rumors, not all of the stars align all of the time: for example, we've just heard that the long-awaited Apple augmented reality glasses could be launching in 2021, right after another prediction put the year of release as 2022. So which is it? Pushing the 2021 launch schedule is noted Apple tipster Jon Prosser , who has a track record as good as anyone when it comes to sta

This App Uses Karaoke to Get You Speaking New Languages

100+Futurism / 5h
Decades of research have found that learning a second language has both short-term and long-lasting cognitive benefits, regardless of age, including language proficiency, social skills, and a broader awareness of other cultures. Not only that, but it can also open the door to new opportunities at work , potentially help with neurological health , and lead to a better understanding of other cultur

Join Us For Today’s OMAAT Virtual Brunch!

500+One Mile at a Time / 5h
Today at 1PM ET we’ll be having our weekly OMAAT virtual brunch . Though I’m a massive introvert, it’s nice to get some sort of human interaction, even if it’s virtual. We’ve had so much fun with the ones we have done, and many people seem to enjoy them, so we want to keep doing these. We’ll be joined today by Erica Vivro, and also plan on having guests on the next several virtual brunches and ha

Comforting baked goods that are super easy to make in stressful times

100+Mashable / 5h
Baking is good for the soul. Whenever things get a bit much, I take a break from whatever I'm doing and grab a baking bowl and make a batch of cheese scones. They take about 20 minutes to bake and when they're done, I eat them hot out of the oven, slathered in a very generous helping of hot, melted butter. Whenever my brain needs a break from the never-ending stream of worry and stress, baking is

How to View Everyone At Once in Google Meet

24How-To Geek / 5h
Google Meet is the video-chat tool integrated into G Suite and available to anyone with a Google account. By default, you’ll see the most active speaker on video calls with a lot of people, but you can now get a Zoom-style grid of videos. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich live stream: how to watch Bundesliga online from anywhere

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In seemingly unstoppable, title-winning form before the Bundesliga was interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, Bayern Munich will be hoping to maintain their momentum in their first game back after lockdown - read on to find out how to watch a Union Berlin vs Bayern Munch live stream online from anywhere in the world. Hosts Union Berlin had been enjoying a cracking debut season in the Bundesliga

Now Chrome Can Block Ads That Leach Power From Your CPU

2KWired / 6h
Google developers have built a feature to help you avoid abusive ads. Here’s how to turn it on now.

I’m Doing My Christmas Shopping Early, The United Polaris Cookbook Is On Clearance!

View from the Wing / 6h
My dinner parties could use some new recipes featuring "the ingredients, techniques and flavors of" United Polaris on board dining. Don't tell my wife, she's a former professional chef. But shouldn't we all have a 'seasonal salad' in our repertoire that is the same every season ? Continue reading ...

Corkscrew light promises higher optical-communication data rates

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Enlarge (credit: Judy Gallagher / Flickr ) The modern world depends on good communication. If you were one of the few who didn’t believe that, the recent obsession with video conferences should have convinced you otherwise. The key for video is volume: huge streams of data facilitated by high-capacity optical-fiber communications networks. It might surprise you to hear that, actually, optical com

Help wanted: Autonomous robot guide

200+TechCrunch / 6h
COVID-19 knocked the wheels off the economy, but one nascent tech job not only kept rolling, it picked up speed. Teleoperations — or more specifically, teleops for autonomous delivery robots — is still a niche job within an industry that has yet to dive into the deep end of the commercialization pool. However, the job, in which a human remotely monitors and guides autonomous robots, has seen grow

Early Memorial Day deal: the Apple Watch 3 is on sale for just $199 at Best Buy

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Just ahead of the Memorial Day sale event, Best Buy has slashed the price on the best-selling Apple Watch Series 3. You can get the Apple Watch 3 on sale for $199. That's an $80 price and a fantastic price for a feature-rich smartwatch. The Apple Watch 3 is packed with health and fitness-focused features while also keeping you connected. The smartwatch tracks activity, workouts, and calories burn

Rumor: Emirates To Retire 46 A380s, Lay Off 30% Of Staff

500+One Mile at a Time / 6h
I had heard this rumor yesterday from two separate sources, but wasn’t initially going to write about it, because I couldn’t 100% vouch for the accuracy of it. Now Paddle Your Own Kanoo notes similar information from several sources. For now I’d mark this as a rumor, though all of this does make a lot of sense in light of the current situation… Emirates considering retiring 46 Airbus A380s Emirat

How to Format Apple Notes on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

32How-To Geek / 6h
Apple Notes is the fastest way to capture thoughts and take notes on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. But you can do more than just taking plain text notes. Here’s how to format and organize your notes on your phone, tablet, or computer. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

For the sixth year in a row, an Atlantic named storm forms early

100+Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / Tropical Storm Arthur formed late Saturday night. (credit: NOAA) The Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm formed late Saturday night off the eastern coast of Florida, when its sustained winds reached 40mph. Named Tropical Storm Arthur, the system should move north-northeast for the next couple of days. Although there is a fair amount of uncertainty about this motion, Arthur sho

How to Watch NASCAR's First In-Person Race Since COVID-19 Today

100+Lifehacker / 7h
Like other sports, in-person NASCAR races have been canceled for several months. In their place, the organization has been doing virtual races where the drivers race using a simulation rather than behind the wheel of actual cars . Today; however, NASCAR is back with its first in-person race since the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...

What Happened When I Switched From Macs to Windows

400+Wired / 7h
Fed up with the rising cost and declining quality of Apple laptops, I migrated to Microsoft. It has been both a total joy and a complete pain in the neck.

How to Set Up a Facebook Messenger Rooms Video Call

100+How-To Geek / 7h
If you use Facebook Messenger, you don’t need to jump over to Zoom, Google Meet, or any other service to hold a group video call with friends and family. Instead, using Messenger Rooms, you can start a chat with up to 50 people, including those without a Facebook account. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

ESPN will livestream NHLPA’s $200,000 Fortnite charity esports event

SlashGear / 7h
The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) has announced a new Fortnite charity event with $200,000 in funds. Called the NHLPA Open, this tournament will feature 60 NHL players who will compete in Trios matches over the duration of three hours later this month. The matches will be livestreamed by ESPN Esports through its Twitch account. Many players will be … Continue reading

View of farmers stacking hay in Fenton, Michigan. Horse-drawn...

Music, Arts & Literature / 7h
View of farmers stacking hay in Fenton, Michigan. Horse-drawn wagon in foreground. Printed on front: “127. Our famers know how to ‘Make hay while the sun shines.’ (Scenes along the country roads.)” Printed on back: “E.A. Bishop, Racine, Wis. Made in U.S.A.” Handwritten on back: :Dear Mrs. Holmes, I suppose you have heard of our bad luck. Our home burned to the ground last Monday and we are living

Credit card debt: Everything you need to know

The Points Guy / 7h
Here at TPG, we spend much of our time extolling the incredible value you can get from credit card rewards, whether you’re looking for free flights, hotel stays, or simply some cash back to pad your bottom line . However, these recommendations all carry a huge asterisk: If you get into credit card debt, you’ll rapidly erase the value of any rewards you’ve earned and end up in a difficult financia

8 easy New York City escapes you can get to in three hours or less

The Points Guy / 7h
There’s nothing like leaving New York City to make you realize how much you appreciate it. Let’s face it: This city can be exhausting. For all of its magic and energy, it sure can leave you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed from time to time. Sometimes all it takes is a road trip to clear your head, relax and, let’s be real, get some much-needed space. Whether you’re eyeing a road trip from the B

11 of the Best Photo Editors for Android

37How-To Geek / 7h
Over the past few years, phone cameras have managed to jump from serviceable shooters to flat-out great. They may not be able to match the quality of something like a DSLR camera, but for most people, they’re more than enough. And, while plenty of stuff already goes on behind the scenes of your phone’s camera to increase image quality, even the best photos can use some touching up—and that is whe

Ouch: Emirates Cuts Free Inflight Wifi, Live TV

200+One Mile at a Time / 8h
With airlines around the world fighting for survival, one big question has revolved around what kind of cost cutting we should expect from the passenger experience. Airlines have invested a lot in recent years, so is all of that innovation and investment going out the window? It would appear the answer may very well be yes… Emirates cuts free inflight wifi Emirates is known for being one of the m

NASA crowdsourcing helps build a better Moon digging robot

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NASA’s Artemis program will eventually need robots to help live off the lunar soil , and it’s enlisting help from the public to make those robots viable. The space agency has picked winners from a design challenge that tasked people with improving the bucket drums RASSOR (Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot) will use to dig on the Moon. The victors all had clever designs that shoul

How To Make Airline Ads Great

View from the Wing / 8h
To be among my favorites an ad needs to be more than clever or visually appealing, it needs to be effective and make sense for the brand that's doing the advertising. As we come out of the pandemic, and associated recession or depression, there will be empty seats to fill. While on the way down the first and easiest place to cut spending is marketing, we'll know there's business to earn and our e

The Station: Cruise cuts, Waymo snags more cash, and a VC Mobility survey

100+TechCrunch / 8h
The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox . Hi and welcome back to The Station, I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. If you’re interested in all the future and present ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B, you’re in the right

How to Combine Multiple Subreddits with Multireddits

How-To Geek / 8h
If you’re subscribed to a lot of communities on Reddits, some of the content you want to see may get lost in the mix. For easier browsing, you can make your own “multireddit” that combines posts from multiple subreddits into one feed. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Best Weighted Blankets (2020): Yaasa, Bearaby, Casper, and More

100+Wired / 8h
These accessories might not cure your anxiety or insomnia, but they can feel like a hug when you really need one.

Will the New York Times Ever Stop Reporting on UFOs?

200+Wired / 8h
By far the weirdest thing about this story is that it keeps on showing up.

Quarantine is a weirdly good time for animation

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The trailer for Tooning Out the News The creators of the surreal animated series Tooning Out the News had Rudy Guiliani on the show multiple times during their first week on air. They also had a six-year-old hang up on the former New York City mayor. Like many people around the world, the people behind Tooning Out the News are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic . For RJ Fried, that in

General Atlantic to invest $870M in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms

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Mukesh Ambani’s Jio Platforms has agreed to sell its 1.34% stake to General Atlantic, the latest in a series of deals the top Indian telecom operator has secured in recent weeks. On Sunday, New York-headquartered private equity firm General Atlantic said it would invest $870 million in the Indian telecom operator, a subsidiary of India’s most valued firm (Reliance Industries), joining fellow Amer

Watch live as ULA launches a U.S. military spaceplane for its first Space Force mission

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The United Launch Alliance (ULA) is targeting a liftoff time of 9:14 AM EDT (6:14 AM PDT) today for an Atlas V rockets carrying the Boeing-built X-37B orbital test vehicle on behalf of the U.S. space force, which is an autonomous winged spaceplane that looks a little like a scaled down version of the Space Shuttle . This is the sixth mission for the X-37B, though it’s the first flown under the U.

E-bike startup Angell partners with SEB for manufacturing and investment

200+TechCrunch / 8h
French startup Angell has signed a wide-ranging partnership with SEB , the French industrial company behind All-Clad, Krups, Moulinex, Rowenta, Tefal and others. As part of the deal, SEB will manufacture Angell’s electric bikes in a factory in Is-sur-Tille near Dijon, France. SEB’s investment arm, SEB Alliance, is also investing in Angell . The terms of the deal are undisclosed, but Angell says i

British Airways Selling Avios With 50-75% Bonus (Last Chance)

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Citi is an advertising partner of OMAAT Obviously for most people this isn’t the time to buy points speculatively. However, for those who have good award redemptions in mind, it could make sense to buy points at a discount. That’s why I’ll keep covering deals to buy points as they arise. Often buying points can represent a great deal , especially for first and business class award redemptions, wh

Percy Jackson author confirms Disney Plus series in the works

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Disney plans to turn the children’s book series Percy Jackson and the Olympians into a Disney Plus series, author Rick Riordan has confirmed on Twitter. The project will build upon the movie released in 2013; though the series was never a big theatrical hit, it may find more success as a streaming TV show. According to Riordan, the show’s first … Continue reading

Tech Could Be Used to Track Employees—in the Name of Health

100+Wired / 9h
Makers of product-tracking beacons suggest using the tools to help enforce social distancing in the workplace.

‘You’re Not Alone’: How One Nurse Is Confronting the Pandemic

500+Wired / 9h
The adrenaline of the first days of the Covid response has drained away, leaving sore muscles, heavy hearts, and a creeping awareness that the grind is here to stay.

A Guide to Tony Soprano's Many Robes

200+Wired / 9h
Get the robe. Don't ask questions.

How to Sleep When the World Is Falling Apart

300+Wired / 9h
It's not easy to relax in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic. But there are some simple tips and techniques that can help you get some shut-eye.

Netflix streaming quality looks to be getting back to normal in Europe

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With more of us staying indoors for more of the day because of the coronavirus outbreak, some of the biggest platforms in streaming have been cutting down on video quality . Now it seems that normal service is being resumed, at least for Netflix in Europe. That's according to data collected by FlatPanelsHD : the previous Netflix high of 4K HDR up to 15 Mb/s bitrate is now available again. Users i

'Snowpiercer' takes too long to pick up speed

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Television shows are about the journey, not the destination. Train rides are the opposite; with the exception of some luxury lines, most people board trains with the sole intention of getting where they need to go. Snowpiercer is a TV show about a train that has no destination. Its passengers are the last vestiges of humanity, saved and doomed by their passage on an eternally running train that a

Why ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Became a Cultural Phenomenon

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Nintendo released Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch on March 20, and it’s quickly become a cultural touchstone. With so many people at home and gaming, its release came at a perfect time. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

8 Simple Pick-Up-and-Play Racing Games to Play With Friends

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Racing is one of the purest forms of competition, and as such it naturally translates to video games pretty well. And, while some games strive for realism and require a deep understanding of the game’s mechanics for players to succeed, others try to keep things simpler—which are perfect for playing with friends. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Razer's Mamba Elite is free when you buy a Huntsman keyboard at Best Buy

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Best Buy is once again catering to gamers looking to upgrade their mouse and keyboard in one go. The retailer is bundling a free Mamba Elite mouse when you buy the standard Huntsman keyboard, which normally sells for $150 . That’s not a small price to pay, but the higher-end Mamba normally sells for $80 — that’s money that could be better spent on a game. Buy Razer Huntsman keyboard on Best Buy -

Intel Tiger Lake-U laptop CPU leak shows it could be considerably faster than Ice Lake

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Intel’s Tiger Lake 11th-gen quad-core laptop chip – which could possibly turn out to be the Core i7-1165G7, rumor has it – has been spotted again in an online benchmark, and it’s looking like this CPU could boost performance considerably over Intel’s existing 10th-gen ( Ice Lake ) mobile chips. This leak comes courtesy of Rogame, who has spotted the quad-core (8-thread) processor in other benchma

Braven BRV-XXL/2 Review: Your beefy bass buddy

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Bluetooth speakers so vast they demand their own carry handle may trade portability for punch, but when social distancing says you can’t go further than the garden you might as well drag some music out there with you. Braven’s BRV-XXL/2 is one such example of high-volume company for the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’ll even be your drinking buddy too. It’s … Continue reading

UAE loses ground and falls to fourth place in global mobile broadband speed test in April

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UAE, which dethroned South Korea to take the top spot in the global mobile broadband speed test in March, has fallen to fourth place in April. According to Ookla’s Global Speed Test stats, South Korea is ranked first, followed by Qatar and China. In the UAE, the average download speed was 78.56Mbps in April compared to 83.52Mbps in March and 86.35Mbps in February. The average upload speed in the

Maybe it’s time to retire the idea of “going viral”

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For years we’ve been using the phrase “gone viral” to describe something that becomes wildly popular on the internet. But it strikes a different note in the middle of a global pandemic, especially when the viral content is about an actual virus that is killing people. It’s even worse when you’re talking about “viral” content containing dangerous misinformation and conspiratorial thinking about su

This app sends you inspiring quotes to help you stay positive

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TL;DR: Lift your spirits with a lifetime subscription to Quotely Daily Motivational Quotes for $29.99, an 89% savings as of May 17. Whether your idea of inspiration comes from the Bible, your favorite TV show , or Michelle Obama , you probably look to quotes to get you through the day, especially lately. But what if you didn't have to search for a quote to motivate you, and instead it just appear

Searching for remote-friendly work? Check out FlexJobs.

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TL;DR: Search for remote jobs with a subscription to FlexJobs for half off, dropping the price to just $24.95 as of May 17. There are 33.5 million or so Americans out of work (according to unemployment claims), which is the most since the Great Depression . So, yeah, that's not good. But the crazy thing is, despite all the loss around us, remote job postings — particularly in the tech industry —

The time has come: You need this beard tool that was on 'Shark Tank'

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TL;DR: Give your beard a touch-up at home with The Cut Buddy for $11.99, a 20% savings as of May 17. Unless you're social distancing at home with a hair professional, we're willing to bet you're desperate for a trim. And since it may take a while until you reunite with your barber, here are some words of advice: stay away from the scissors and razors. Instead, pick up The Cut Buddy . Featured on

This beginner drone is on sale and can be flown using just your thumb

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TL;DR: As of May 17, you can get a compact drone on sale for $199.95 with the SHIFT RED: HI-LITE Package . It seemed to have happened overnight: drones took over the world. No, seriously. Besides delivery , videography, and mapping, they're also being used to help enforce social distancing . Then there's the guy who walked his dog with a drone and the guy who had a totally-not-creepy drone date .