Sunday, May 17, 2020

TPS Consulting Sunday Night Edition


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

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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

7KEngadget / 20h
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

300+How-To Geek / 16h
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 ›

China’s Oppo partners with Vodafone for bigger European push

TechCrunch / 12min
Huawei is facing an uphill challenge in the overseas market as its upcoming devices lack the full set of Google apps and services. That leaves ample room for its Chinese rivals to chase after foreign consumers. That includes Oppo, the sister brand of Vivo under Dongguan-based electronics holding company BBK. In an announcement on Monday, the Chinese firm announced a partnership with Vodafone to b

The 12 best British TV shows to stream on Netflix

Mashable / 14min
Now that people are streaming more and more hours of TV , it's crucial we have as many recommendations as possible at our fingertips. And while you may well have cranked through Netflix's biggest originals , its most addictive reality shows , and even its most underrated shows , we're willing to bet there are a few avenues you've yet to explore. British TV shows, for instance. From crude comedy t

The Joy of Deleting My Many Mediocre Photos

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Like Frankenstein’s creature, they trail us across time and terra. Let’s set ourselves free.

The Joy of a Junky Old Nintendo

60NYT > Technology / 59min
Why Super Mario Bros. brought me to tears.

You can score Roborock’s slick, new H6 stick vacuum for $50 off right now

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Roborock has just introduced its latest vacuum, but this time around it’s not a robotic vacuum that’s meant to target just your floors. The new Roborock H6 is a powerful, cordless stick vacuum that can clean just about anywhere, and the company is offering an early-bird discount that sees the price drop from its $449 retail to just $399. The new Roborock H6 is a fully-equipped vacuum with all the

Motorola Edge+ teardown isn’t doing it any favors

SlashGear / 1h
The Motorola Edge+ is probably one of Motorola’s best smartphones if taken in isolation and based simply on specs and design. In practice, it comes with a few caveats that make it rather inaccessible if not less attractive to consumers. If you do get your hands on one, you might want to take extra care of that almost rare device. … Continue reading

Jio Platforms gets $870 m from General Atlantic, more investments likely in future

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As reported last week, General Atlantic, a big ticket investor in the consumer tech space, has decided to invest Rs. 6,598.38 crore ($870 million) for buying in 1.34 % stake in Reliance Industries' digital assets subsidiary Jio Platforms Ltd. What more, General Atlantic has confirmed that this is the first of its investments in Jio and wouldn't mind increasing its stake in the future. General Atl

Old Nukes, Hot Dog Toasters, and Dr. Phil: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Gizmodo / 2h
As we all try to adjust to our current new reality, I have some thoughts to share with you all. I have come to realize that it is likely that for the next few months, or year, we will have to learn to live with dry, papery hands. At least, that’s what my hands feel like because of all the soap and hand sanitizer in my… Read more...

Half-Life: Alyx Steam Workshop opens wide the modding doors

SlashGear / 2h
Valve’s own games have long been popular not just for their intrinsic value but also for their modder-friendliness. That kind of thinking has fortunately also seeped into Steam via the platform’s Workshop feature, giving rise to countless mods, some of which grow up to be games in their own right. Now Valve is extending that to its first big VR … Continue reading

This is the cheapest 3D printer in the world right now

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When they first hit the scene, 3D printers were hailed as the future of printing. Fast forward to 2020 and the reality is a little different; while makers and DIY fanatics have firmly embraced 3D printing, the rest of us still consider the pursuit a little too pricey. Easythreed is trying to change all that with its X1 mini portable FDM 3D printer . Available for just $89.99 (£78.76/AU$149.14) us

John Krasinski gets emotional sharing 'Some Good News' highlights, celeb bloopers, and adorable guest anchors

400+Mashable / 2h
John Krasinski's YouTube show Some Good News has served up sweetness and light in the midst of All This, and racked up over two and a half million YouTube subscribers looking for something to smile about. This week's episode is apparently the last before a little hiatus, which is fair given it can't have been easy planning a star-studded prom , graduation , potluck , wedding , and all those celeb

Fitbit’s Chinese rival Amazfit mulls a transparent, self-disinfecting mask

100+TechCrunch / 2h
The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a wave of Chinese companies with manufacturing operations to produce virus-fighting equipment: Shenzhen-based electric vehicle giant BYD quickly moved to launch what it claims to be the world’s largest mask plant ; Hangzhou-based voice intelligence startup Rokid is making thermal imaging glasses targeted at the US market; and many more. The latest of such effo

Windows 10 begins the slow trek to dropping 32-bit CPU support

SlashGear / 2h
Microsoft’s Windows has always been criticized for its bloat but part of that is because it also has to support decades’ worth of computers. Unlike Apple, who has complete control over both software and hardware, it doesn’t have the luxury of drawing the line to drop what many might consider legacy hardware. Instead, it will have to take a long … Continue reading

Supercomputers across Europe have fallen to cryptomining hacks

100+Engadget / 2h
Cryptomining hacks aren’t new by any stretch, but a string of recent incidents is raising eyebrows. ZDNet reports that culprits infected multiple European supercomputers with Monero mining malware in the past week, including the University of Edinburgh’s ARCHER , five of bwHPC’s computer clusters and most recently a cluster at Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilians University . That’s unusual by itself, but

Surface Go 2 is a little bit more repairable says iFixit

SlashGear / 3h
Depending on who you ask, the latest iteration of the Surface Go might be a disappointment or a perfect upgrade. The base model, while retaining the affordable price tag, remains underwhelming while the configuration you’ll probably want is slightly beyond reach and retains enough bezels to make it still look outdated. For iFixit, though, the Surface Go 2 is a … Continue reading

Bob Odenkirk, Jack Black, Patton Oswalt, and loads more comedians deliver heartfelt cover of Weird Al's 'Eat It'

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Before he was Saul Goodman and Jimmy McGill and then Saul again, Bob Odenkirk created one of the oddest, most beloved sketch shows around with David Cross Mr. Show had a Zoom reunion last week (they're all the rage ) and so, naturally, they called up a bunch of people whose faces you recognize to make fun of Gal Gadot's ridiculous celeb-packed "Imagine" singalong. And what better tribute could th

Edison Mail iOS bug gave strangers full access to others’ emails

SlashGear / 3h
It’s scary enough to learn that your email address may have been part of a recent hacking spree but it’s probably short of horrific to find out that some random stranger, through no fault of their own, suddenly has full and unfettered access to your emails. That is, unfortunately, the experience that users of Edison Mail, which bills itself as … Continue reading

Huawei might lose HiSilicon Kirin processors with new US rules

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Huawei will, for one more year, have to deal with the effects of remaining on the US’ Entity List, effectively barring it from access to US products and technologies. All throughout last year’s drama, Huawei remained proud in affirming its independence and its capability to make its own products, especially its own mobile processor via HiSilicon’s Kirin. The US Commerce … Continue reading

Virtual PC game box collection helps relive the heyday of floppies and CDs

100+Engadget / 4h
If you’re a gamer of a certain age (cough), you probably have fond memories of the elaborate boxes PC games once had — sometimes more memorable than the gameplay itself. You don’t have to hunt down a copy on an auction site to indulge in some nostalgia, thankfully. Benjamin Wimmer has been running a Big Box Collection site (via Will Goldstone and PC Gamer ) that lets you examine those giant game

Need a book recommendation? Here are 9 recent releases we loved.

24Mashable / 5h
You can’t go wrong with a Netflix binge these days. But for those looking to add some books to their self-isolating downtime, we rounded up some of our recent favorite reads, along with a little guide about which one may be right for you. We've got love stories and historical fanfic, eerie thrillers and moving memoirs. It's simple, really: These are just nine new books I loved. I hope you will, t

A Key Component Of My Dream Trip Is Just 60,000 Hyatt Points

View from the Wing / 5h
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 ...

Apple begins reopening some stores with temperature checks and other safeguards in place

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In mid-March, Apple closed all of its stores outside of China “until further notice.” It was a sweeping — but necessary — move for a world facing down a growing pandemic. In a statement issued today until the title, “To our Customers,” Retail SVP Deirdre O’Brien offered insight into the company’s plans to reopen locations. Nearly 100 stores have already resumed services, according to O’Brien — th

The biggest Madden Bowl yet was won using run-only plays

100+Engadget / 6h
The 2020 Madden Bowl came to an end on May 16th, and it’ll be one to remember for a number of reasons. Raidel “Joke” Brito won the final match over Daniel “Dcroft” Mycroft in a 17-0 blowout through an unusual strategy that relied on run-only plays through the entire tournament — he didn’t throw a single pass. He didn’t even put a proper quarterback on the field, giving him more funds to put towar

How to watch Snowpiercer online: stream the Bong Joon-ho TV series from anywhere

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It seems like an eon ago that Bong Joon-ho ripped up the Oscars playbook and his sublime social satire, Parasite, became the first foreign language film to win the coveted Best Picture award. Now, the South Korean director is back - but this time his work is heading to the small screen. Here's how to watch Snowpiercer and stream the new TV series online from anywhere in the world. Featuring 10 ep

Why are people who cite videos always wrong?

200+TechCrunch / 6h
Jon Evans Contributor Jon Evans is the CTO of the engineering consultancy HappyFunCorp; the award-winning author of six novels, one graphic novel, and a book of travel writing; and TechCrunch's weekend columnist since 2010. More posts by this contributor Seven viral futures Let housing rise from the empty offices and malls I’m sure you’ve experienced it too. Some kind of discussion — perhaps a di

Tech for good during COVID-19: Snorkels, thank you notes, and Headspace

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Everyone is living a different pandemic right now. Your relationship with shelter-in-place mandates and social distancing can look wildly different depending on your profession, age, health and, often, privilege. It’s why a week of monotony for some of us might mean a week of madness for others. The best we can do, as exhaustion and Zoom fatigue sets in, is try to be patient, kind and thoughtful.

TPG: 10 things I miss about flying

The Points Guy / 6h
As someone who usually flies 250,000+ miles and hasn’t been on plane since March 1 due to coronavirus , these last two months being grounded have me itching to get back in the air , just like everyone else here at TPG. Want more travel news and advice from TPG? Sign up for our daily newsletter. View this post on Instagram Me racing to book a flight to anywhere. Seriously. I haven’t been on a plan

How to watch Taylor Swift's City of Lover concert live online from anywhere

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Get ready to shake it off, Swifties, because while concerts may be on hiatus due to the global Covid-19 outbreak, Girl Squad boss-in-chief Taylor Swift still has a treat in store for you this weekend! Here's how to watch the Taylor Swift concert live online and stream today's City of Lover TV special from anywhere in the world. City of Lover premieres right after the season finale of American Ido

Watch The Last Dance finale online: how to stream every single episode anywhere today

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The Last Dance - the extraordinary behind the scenes series documenting Michael Jordan and his epochal 90s Chicago Bulls roster - comes to a close today with the last two of its 10 episode run. Here's how to watch The Last Dance online and stream episodes 9 and 10 (and the rest) from anywhere today. Even if you're not a fan of the NBA, chances are you've still heard of Michael Jordan. Number 23 i

Hyatt drops Centric plans for all-inclusive Ziva Barbados instead

The Points Guy / 6h
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

Martin Shkreli tried and failed to get out of prison early for coronavirus research

200+Mashable / 7h
A federal judge denied Martin Shkreli's request to be released from prison to do coronavirus research, the Associated Press reported Sunday . Shkreli, popularly dubbed "pharma bro" and imprisoned for seven years for fraud, asked if he could do some laboratory work in New York City at his fiancĂ©’s apartment. U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto was unconvinced. "The court does not find that releasin

Oculus Link now supports nearly any USB cable you own

100+Engadget / 7h
Oculus Link has been available for a while , but it’s been finicky about the cables you use — to the point where it was sometimes easier to buy the $79 official cable to connect your Quest to your PC. Now, it’s virtually certain that you have what you need. UploadVR has found that the latest Rif software’s Public Test Channel update widens support to nearly any USB cable, including 2.0 cables. Yo

How to watch the American Idol 2020 grand finale live online from anywhere

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It all comes down to this for the seven remaining hopefuls, as tonight's American Idol 2020 grand finale will give birth to a new star in the culmination of a journey that started back in February. Here's how to watch the grand finale of American Idol 2020 live and for free, no matter where you are in the world this Sunday. The trendsetting TV show has previously unearthed Grammy-winners Kelly Cl

The hero of the new Star Trek series is the only captain that predates Kirk

500+Mashable / 7h
Longtime Star Trek fans undoubtedly know this bit of trivia, but William Shatner's famed Enterprise captain, James T. Kirk, wasn't actually the first Star Trek captain. It's a useful detail to keep in mind in light of the latest bit of news from the Star Trek franchise. On Friday, CBS announced the new All Access series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds . It brings us to a pre-Kirk era of the U.S.S.

Why Amazon Prime Day 2020 postponed until August makes sense for everyone

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The Amazon Prime Day 2020 date is reportedly happening in August 2020, not July, offering a one-month reprieve on what's normally an epic deals marathon. That's the right move for everyone. People still need to save money – now more than ever – but this year's Prime Day has to be timed right: for consumers, for Amazon employees, for delivery workers, and for all of the manufacturers. Officially,

NASA shows how it will launch its giant space telescope in a short video

300+Mashable / 8h
With a shield about the length of a tennis court, the colossal James Webb Space Telescope — the next generation of space telescope due to launch in 2021 — wouldn't fit on any rocket. So NASA designed the space telescope to fold up. A 45-second video recently released by the space agency's Goddard Space Flight Center shows how the telescope — intended to peer at distant galaxies, solar nurseries,

President Obama’s Chief Economic Advisor: Airline Bailouts Were “Dumb,” Had No “Conceivable Logic”

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Larry Summers was President Obama’s chief economic advisor, Bill Clinton’s treasury secretary, and President of Harvard University. He's one of the smartest people on the planet his arguments, both when you agree or disagree, are force to be reckoned with. Summers explains that by trying to keep all of the airlines alive, you assure that they all have excess capacity and that they're all unprofit

HBO Now app leaves older Apple TVs

100+Engadget / 8h
If you depend on an older Apple TV to watch HBO, you may want to look for new hardware. As announced in April , the HBO Now app has been pulled (via 9to5Mac ) from second- and third-generation Apple TV boxes this weekend following the end of support. The move was originally scheduled for April 30th, but HBO delayed the shutdown for two weeks following criticism over both the short notice and timi

Take a virtual tour of the Museo Galileo in Florence, Italy

100+Ars Technica / 8h
Entrance to the Museo Galileo in Florence, Italy. [credit: Jennifer Ouellette ] Visitors to Florence, Italy, invariably line up in droves to tour the world-famous Cathedral of St. Mary of the Flower, most notable for its soaring dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi in the early 15th century. The lines frequently snake around the block, even in sweltering summer heat. For those who find the lines

Sunday's Best Deals: Blue Yeti Microphones, Skillets, Animal Crossing: New Horizons Guides, and More

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A streaming microphone bundle , a sale on Kindle eBooks , a useful pole saw for $50 , cast iron skillets , and more headline Sunday’s best deals. Read more...

Sunday's Best Deals: Blue Yeti Microphones, Skillets, Animal Crossing: New Horizons Guides, and More

37Lifehacker / 8h
A streaming microphone bundle , a sale on Kindle eBooks , a useful pole saw for $50 , cast iron skillets , and more headline Sunday’s best deals. Read more...

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

The Points Guy / 9h
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

100+Mashable / 9h
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

20The Points Guy / 9h
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

48Lifehacker / 9h
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

200+Engadget / 9h
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 / 10h
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 / 10h
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 / 10h
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”

200+Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / Portrait of Galileo Galilei by Justus Sustermans, circa 1640. Galileo Galilei famously stood trial 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 formally charged with h

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

30The Points Guy / 10h
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

100+View from the Wing / 10h
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 / 11h
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

200+Mashable / 11h
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?

200+TechCrunch / 12h
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

32The Points Guy / 12h
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

1KMashable / 12h
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

100+One Mile at a Time / 12h
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 / 12h
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

ULA US Space Force200+Engadget / 12h
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

24The Points Guy / 12h
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,