Thursday, May 14, 2020

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GTA 5 on PC is now free on the Epic Games Store, and yours to keep forever

GTA the Epic Games Store4KTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
GTA 5 is now free to download from the Epic Games Store, which means it’s yours to keep forever if you snag it before May 21. It is now available to download. Part of the Epic Games Store’s ongoing free games promotion , GTA 5 is arguably the biggest title the publisher has given away yet. Rumors were circulating that Rockstar’s action-adventure epic would be given away for free yesterday, and th

This AI generates gibberish words with nonsensical definitions to match

3KEngadget / 4h
Are you looking to improve your vocabulary while you’re stuck at home? Do you want to teach your kids new words while they’re out of school? If so, you’ll want to avoid . The new website offers an endless stream of AI-generated nonsensical words, accompanied by seemingly plausible dictionary definitions. For instance, will tell you that a dolecat

Delta Air Lines will retire its Boeing 777s in latest coronavirus fallout

1KThe Points Guy / 7h
The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another victim in the fleets of U.S. airlines with Delta Air Lines saying that it will retire its Boeing 777s. The Atlanta-based carrier will remove its 18 777-200s by year-end on expectations of a long and slow recovery in international travel after the crisis, Delta CEO Ed Bastian told staff in a memo on Thursday. The move will leave Delta with a wide-body f


Mophie's latest battery bank can charge itself wirelessly

Mophie Wireless XLEngadget / 9min
It’s not hard to find battery banks that will charge your phone wirelessly, but what happens if you don’t have a spare cable, port or outlet to charge the bank itself? Mophie has you covered. It just released the Powerstation Wireless XL , which both charges your devices and itself on any Qi-based pad. It’s going to take a long time to top up given the 10,000mAh capacity, but it’s good to have an

How Jodorowsky's Dune Speaks to the Now (Beyond the Upcoming Film)

Gizmodo / 9min
When the first photos of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune began to surface last month, my first instinct was to rewatch Jodorowsky’s Dune . The 2014 documentary directed by Frank Pavich tells the story of Dune by Alejandro Jodorowsky, aka, “the greatest movie never made.” My thought was watching it again would scratch the itch… Read more...

Four Martinis You Should Know

Lifehacker / 10min
My favorite martini is the one that someone else makes for me . Ideally that person is Dan Casto or Jeffrey Morgenthaler , but certain logistical issues have prevented me from living that life. Mixing a martini at home is not hard, but it requires an answer to the question, “What kind of martini do I want?” Read more...

Stressed Out? Get These Delicious, High Quality CBD Gummies Delivered to Your Door.

Futurism / 13min
We’re getting close to the halfway point of 2020, and so far this year has been…well, you know. But believe it or not, things could actually be a lot worse. If this were, say, 2005, there would be no Netflix. There would be no Tik Tok. There would be no UberEats. There would be no Amazon Prime. There would be no Animal Crossing. And perhaps worst of all, there would be no CBD gummies to order off

Hawaiian Airlines Offering 5x Miles On Gift Cards

One Mile at a Time / 14min
Airlines are obviously having liquidity issues, so we’re seeing some airlines offer incentives to book travel now. We’ve seen this from American, Southwest, and JetBlue, for example. Well, Hawaiian Airlines is running a promotion on gift cards, which is perhaps the best case scenario when it comes to airline promotions, since you can get a perk for spending money with the airline without committi

NVIDIA's New Ampere GPU is a Game Changer for Artificial Intelligence

Nvidia Ampere A100 GPUHow-To Geek / 15min
Today, NVIDIA announced their new Ampere architecture, alongside the new A100 that it runs on. It’s a significant improvement over Turing, already an AI-focused architecture powering data centers on the high end and ML-powered raytracing in the consumer graphics space. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Newsguard's News Trustworthiness Checker Is Now Free for Microsoft Edge Users

20How-To Geek / 19min
NewsGuard, the service that rates news sites for trustworthiness and transparency, is now free for all Microsoft Edge users. The service was free for mobile Edge users (iOS and Android), but now the Edge desktop extension is free too. Chrome and Firefox users will still have to pay $2.95 a month. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

You Can Now Connect Your Oculus Quest to Your PC With Any Cable

How-To Geek / 15min
The Oculus Quest is one of the best, if not the best, standalone VR headsets you can own. But while it does great as a wireless VR headset, the ability to connect it to your PC to play even more games is a killer feature. But you needed to purchase expensive cables. That is, until now. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

GTA V is Free Today on the Epic Games Store...If You Can Get it To Load

How-To Geek / 15min
When you think of kicking it with the boys, stealing cars is just, like, part of it. And now, you can steal cars for free thanks to the Epic Games Store. Wait—let me back up: digital cars. In Grand Theft Auto 5. I guess stealing real cars is always free, but it’s also illegal. GTA V is both free and legal, so it’s a better choice. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Amazing Vid Shows What You’d See If Rockets Were Transparent

200+Futurism / 20min
A new video shows what it would look like if four rocket types were transparent during liftoff and stage separation — even showing how the fuel drains as the rockets keep firing. The fascinating animation compares the following four rockets from left to right: Saturn V, a US-made super heavy-lift vehicle used by NASA between 1967 and 1973 The Space Shuttle, NASA’s space plane that retired back in

Apple acquired NextVR, suggesting it still harbors VR ambitions

40Ars Technica / 25min
Enlarge / The HTC Vive Pro, a headset Apple supported with recent macOS releases. (credit: Kyle Orland ) Apple confirmed to Bloomberg that it has acquired NextVR, a company that primarily makes sports-related content and experiences for virtual reality. Southern California-based NextVR also holds dozens of patents that might be useful to Apple. The acquisition was first rumored last month, but to

Tesla ‘million mile’ battery could take Musk’s EVs mainstream

Tesla Musk CaliforniaSlashGear / 31min
Tesla is working on a “million mile” battery for its future electric cars, cheaper and capable of holding more energy insiders claim, and which could help turn the automaker into a power company in its own right. The batteries are expected to launch first in China, as another way for Tesla to drive down the price of the Model 3, … Continue reading

HBO taps Scener for co-viewing with friends using Chrome browser

HBO Scener NetflixSlashGear / 35min
HBO is making it easier for friends and family members to watch the same streaming content at the same time from different locations. Under a new deal with startup Scener, HBO users can co-watch content in the HBO Go and HBO Now apps using an extension and the Google Chrome browser. Unfortunately, the companies are remaining quiet about how HBO … Continue reading

American Airlines Plans New Shortest Flight In The Country: Aspen to Vail

View from the Wing / 36min
Airlines receiving the first tranche of government bailout money are required to continue serving nearly all of the cities they flew to prior to the pandemic. In exchange for billions of dollars to fund payroll, the government required that the nation's air transport system remain intact. Despite some exemptions from the Department of Transportation, airlines are getting creating launching new sh

Nikon offers free course with Game of Thrones photographer – sign up here

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 38min
Nikon School is hosting a free online photography course with official Games of Thrones snapper Helen Sloan – so if you fancy finding out how to land a similarly snazzy job on the sets of HBO's next big smash, it's well worth signing up for a place. The Nikon School, which has been offering a range of free camera tutorials and one-to-one photography classes during the global lockdown, will be off

How to Attend a Celebrity 'Houseparty' This Weekend

Lifehacker / 38min
Houseparty is one of my favorite video chat apps. I wrote about it here a few years ago , but it’s had a bit of a moment over the past few months as we’ve all been looking for new ways to virtually connect with friends. The app is typically used for interacting with people you already know, but this weekend it’s… Read more...

Ubisoft's educational Assassin's Creed tours are free until May 21st

40Engadget / 39min
Starting today through to May 21st, the standalone versions of Ubisoft's Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece and Discovery Tour: Ancient Egypt are free to download on PC as part of the company's Play Your Part, Play at Home campaign to help teachers and students during the coronavirus pandemic. But even if you're not a teacher, you can download both experiences without paying anything by visiting the

Astronomers: Some Stars Have Something Akin to a Heartbeat

79Futurism / 42min
Resting Heartrate For the first time, astronomers were able to cut through all the background noise of the universe and discover that a particular class of star gives off rhythmic pulsing, not unlike a person’s heartbeat. The internal fluctuations of a type of star known as a “Delta Scuti” eluded astronomers for decades, but new data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) reveal

Learn The Coding Skills You’ll Need to Land Your Next Job With These Online Classes

Futurism / 42min
The future is rooted in coding skills, even if coding isn’t in the job description. An analysis of the job market found that 65% of “non-tech” jobs were “hybrids,” – jobs that didn’t specifically need a computer science degree, yet job-seekers were expected to have at least some knowledge of coding. And the evidence doesn’t stop there. A Brookings Institute study found that, between 2002 and 2016

Forerunner Ventures’ Kirsten Green demystifies the COVID-19 consumer

100+TechCrunch / 44min
“In general, the consumer has proven to be more resilient than I would have thought,” said Kirsten Green, founder of Forerunner Ventures, which has investments in breakout D2C stars like Glossier, Hims and Bonobos. She joined us for an Extra Crunch Live conversation to help us better understand buying habits in the COVID-19 era. With tens of millions out of work and uncertainty all around, people

Apple Operations SVP details supply chain safety changes due to COVID-19

84TechCrunch / 48min
Today, Apple released its 2020 Supplier Responsibility progress report. In it, Senior Vice President of Operations Sabih Khan published a letter that details an outline of the plan it created to increase safety and protection efforts in its supply chain worldwide. As far as I can tell this is the first time that Khan has written publicly since he was appointed to this role in 2019. The letter wal

How a rejected My Little Pony game helped save a historic tournament

28Ars Technica / 50min
Enlarge / These aren't exactly ponies, but we'll get to that This is a coronavirus story but with a happy ending. We could all use a happy ending right now, remember those? It all really starts over seven years ago, long before "pandemic" was a word you had to hear every day, with a group of fans of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic TV series. Back in this more innocent time, you might have hop

Ubisoft just made 2x kid-friendly Assassin’s Creed games free

SlashGear / 52min
As part of the gaming “Play Apart Together” campaign going on here in the summer of global pandemic, Ubisoft’s giving away a couple games. They’re releasing Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece, and Discovery Tour: Ancient Egypt, both for free, in a window one week long. Where Assassin’s Creed is a game about historical missions run by ancient hunters of humans, Discovery … Continue reading

This Samsung 65" QLED Used to Cost Over $5,000, but It's Yours for $1,800 Today

20Lifehacker / 53min
Samsung 65" Q9F 4K HDR TV | $1,800 | B&H Photo Read more...

Anti-Encryption Senator Quits Intelligence Committee Chair Amid Escalating FBI Probe

FBI Burr Apple iCloudGizmodo / 57min
One of Richard Burr’s chief responsibilities in the Senate was to provide oversight of the FBI’s intelligence operations. But he often served instead as an advocate in its never-ending quest for greater authority . In many ways, he worked to undermine the importance of the Fourth Amendment, offering up Americans’… Read more...

Amazon is mass-producing face shields to sell to frontline workers

36Engadget / 57min
While Amazon has been busy handling employee protests , warehouse closures , investigations and an uptick in demand , employees have been working behind the scenes to develop face shields for frontline workers. To date, Amazon has donated nearly 10,000 face shields, and over the next few weeks, it plans to make hundreds of thousands available at-cost on According to a blog post , in e

TikTok faces scrutiny over minors' user data ... again

TikTok FTC Children36Mashable / 1h
TikTok's recommendation algorithms have caught the world's attention and made the app a growing success. Now, the mechanisms underlying the hyper-personalized user feed curation feature are catching the attention of children's rights and digital privacy advocates. And not in a good way. On Thursday, a coalition of 20 child advocacy, privacy, and consumer organizations filed a complaint with the F

Chrome will soon block resource-draining ads. Here’s how to turn it on now

59Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) Chrome browser users take heart: Google developers are rolling out a feature that neuters abusive ads that covertly leach your CPU resources, bandwidth, and electricity. The move comes in response to a swarm of sites and ads first noticed in 2017 that surreptitiously use visitors’ computers to mine bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. As the sites or ads display con

A Free Copy of 'Grand Theft Auto V?' Yes, Please

Lifehacker / 1h
I’ve always been a fan of the weekly free games you can get from Epic Game Store, and have amassed quite a collection of titles I’m sure I’ll get to someday. Today, Epic dropped what’s arguably its best free offering yet: Grand Theft Auto V , that delightful, mayhem-filled romp through Los Angeles-lookalike city of Los… Read more...

How to Find Where Your Favorite Movie Is Streaming

Lifehacker / 1h
The Streaming Wars are well underway. Apple, NBC, HBO, Netflix, Hulu, Disney and countless others are all vying for our attention and battling over exclusivity rights for our favorite shows and movies. So how do you figure out what is streaming where, when and for how long? In the video above, I go over some ways to… Read more...

The CW-DC Universe Won’t Return Until 2021, and Will See a Scaled-Down Crossover

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Fans hoping for a little more of that CW escapism here in 2020 are going to have to stick to reruns. Read more...

Watch Sony's 'Ghost of Tsushima' State of Play special here at 4PM ET

PS5 Sony PlayStation 532Engadget / 1h
Sony’s PS4 may be on its way out, but the forthcoming samurai adventure Ghost of Tsushima means it’s set to have a pretty magnificent swansong. And today, we’ll get an extended peek of its gameplay thanks to PlayStation’s latest episode of State of Play. In a blog post , the company says we can expect a whopping 18 minutes of new gameplay footage, including exploration, combat and more — all show

Apple buys virtual reality company NextVR

48Engadget / 1h
In one of its more interesting acquisitions in recent memory, Apple has purchased NextVR . The company confirmed the deal to CNBC . NextVR is best known for its past work with the NBA. The two had worked together to produce and broadcast basketball games and highlights in virtual reality. Apple didn't disclose the terms of the deal, but a report last month from 9to5Mac estimated the company had p

Investors cozy up to LA-based Ettitude’s bamboo bedding and sleep wear with $1.6 million

44TechCrunch / 1h
Ettitude , the Los Angeles-based, direct-to-consumer startup making sustainable bedding and sleepwear from bamboo fibers, has raised a sustainably sized round that should keep the company going even in the face of an economic recession. Co-founded by the Melbourne, Australia native Phoebe Yu and serial entrepreneur Kat Dey, ettitude sells high-end bamboo bedding made using a process she first hea

Scener now lets you co-watch HBO or Netflix in a ‘virtual theater’ with up to 20 people

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Scener , a browser extension that allows users to co-watch Netflix — similar to the newly popular Netflix Party Chrome add-on — is expanding to support HBO NOW and HBO GO. The additions come alongside a full relaunch of Scener, which is reinventing its product for the coronavirus era as a virtual movie theater experience where up to 20 viewers can watch together over video, audio, or text chat in

Apple’s AR glasses won’t launch in 2020, but they just got closer to reality

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Apple just took a very real leap in the world of virtual reality and augmented reality, acquiring VR content startup NextVR. It's also one small step for Apple AR glasses . NextVR should help Apple's long-suspected efforts to release an AR/VR product, according to Bloomberg . The startup held content-licensing deals with sports leagues, including the NBA as well as Fox Sports, and Apple has recen

These actually cheap, basically indestructible Bluetooth headphones are amazing

34Mashable / 1h
Mpow Flame $20.99 View Product The Good They're cheap • They're virtually indestructible and waterproof • They're easy to use • Good battery life The Bad Sound quality is fine but not great • Phone calls can be wonky The Bottom Line The Mpow Flame is a great, cheap set of headphones for working out and daily life. ⚡ Mashable Score 4.5 😎 Cool Factor 3.5 📘Learning Curve 5.0 💪Performance 4.0 💵Ba

Learn about virtual mental health care as a small business owner on the next TPG Small Biz Webinar

The Points Guy / 1h
REGISTER NOW These are demanding times for small businesses. With the economic slowdown, owners can quickly find themselves facing stress and anxiety levels never experienced before. If you’re trying to balance your stress and keep your doors open for customers, join this week’s TPG Small Biz Webinar, and learn why taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your busi

Here are 5 ways to improve your Google Meet video calls

36Mashable / 1h
With video conferencing more popular and necessary than ever, here are a few ways to up your Google Meet game. Read more... More about Tech , Google , Mashable Video , Zoom , and Video Conferencing

Brain Implant Allows Blind People to “See” Letters

200+Futurism / 1h
A team of scientists at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston has developed a brain implant that allows both blind and sighted participants “see” the shape of letters. As detailed in a new paper published in the journal Cell , the device works by skipping the eye and relaying visual information from a camera straight to electrodes implanted in the brain. It’s a step toward a “visual prosthetic” t

Join Us For Today’s OMAAT Virtual Happy Hour!

500+One Mile at a Time / 1h
Today at 6:30PM ET we’ll be having our weekly OMAAT virtual happy hour . 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. For the time being we’re going to: Have a virtual happy hour every Thursday at 6:30PM Eastern / 3:30PM Pa

Intel unveils new vPro platform to go head to head against new Ryzen Pro

Intel vPro 2030 CL44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Just days after AMD announced the launch of its updated Ryzen Pro CPU range , Intel has introduced its new 10th Gen Intel Core vPro processors that are designed to power the next generation of business computing innovation for an increasingly remote workforce. The chip giant's new mobile and desktop PC processors deliver increased productivity improvements, connectivity, security features and rem

How to Enable Group Tabs on Chrome Right Now

20Lifehacker / 1h
I’ve seen a number of reports lately that Google is rolling out a new “group tabs” feature in Chrome designed to help you organize your unruly number of open tabs into more manageable, color-coordinated chunks. Well, duh. You’ve been able to do this for months ; you just didn’t know it. Read more...

Upgrade your face mask with this futuristic face shield — Future Blink

32Mashable / 1h
Created by a team of Toronto-based inventors, BioVYZR is designed to filter pathogens, allergens, and air pollutants while also shielding your personal space. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Face Mask , Future Blink , Coronavirus , and Face Shields

TikTok accused of breaching US child privacy regulations

TikTok FTC Children37Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Twenty advocacy groups have accused TikTok of violating child privacy regulations in the US and breaching a settlement that the viral video app agreed with the Federal Trade Commission last year over a previous privacy complaint. The groups—which include the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, the Center for Digital Democracy and the Electronic Privacy Informa

This text-messaging assistant turns food from your pantry into recipes

75Mashable / 1h
Cook Magic is a text-based recipe bot that comes from Samsung’s cooking team Whisk. Read more... More about Tech , Samsung , Food , Mashable Video , and Ai

Advocates Call Out FTC's 'Failure' to Police TikTok's Abuse of Children's Privacy

TikTok FTC ChildrenGizmodo / 1h
Despite its promises to cut ties with the data generated by underage users on its platform, TikTok continues to be a privacy-violating nightmare—especially for kids. Read more...

It’s Day 6,395 of Quarantine, So Let’s Explore the World of Butt-Care Products

31Gizmodo / 1h
Because, why not?

The Best Herb and Produce Keepers for Every Fridge

Gizmodo / 1h
True story: Herb keepers are one of those things I always eyed, but never pulled the trigger on but recently, I’ve been rethinking that. Grocery shopping less and cooking more means that getting the most out of fresh herbs, greens, and other produce is more of a priority than ever before, so it’s easier to justify… Read more...

Chrome will start blocking resource-demanding ads in August

32Engadget / 1h
Google has discovered that a small percentage of ads (0.3 percent) are using a disproportionate amount (27 percent) of the network data used by ads in Chrome. These resource-demanding ads can drain battery life, saturate already strained networks and cost money, Google wrote in a blog post . So beginning this summer, Google will cap the resources a display ad can use in Chrome in order to protect

Cruise lays off 8% of workforce amid COVID-19, puts resources toward engineering

81TechCrunch / 1h
Cruise, the self-driving car subsidiary of GM that also has backing from SoftBank Vision Fund, automaker Honda and T. Rowe Price & Associates, is laying off nearly 8% of its more than 1,800-member workforce today as it tries to reduce costs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The layoffs will affect employees in Cruise’s product, marketing and rideshare business units, according to a memo sent by Cruis

Apple just acquired NextVR for magical, virtual event presence

23SlashGear / 1h
The latest major acquisition made by iPhone company Apple was that of NextVR, a company that deals primarily in the broadcast of sports events in virtual reality. Users of NextVR’s platform in the past have had access to NBA games for basketball, boxing, NHRA racing, WWE (wrestling events), ICC soccer, and other events. This system is still active (for the … Continue reading

The Sprint brand is not long for this world

T-Mobile Mobile SprintSlashGear / 1h
Now that Sprint and T-Mobile have their merger in the books, it looks like the Sprint brand is living on borrowed time. That won’t come as a shock to anyone as the goal from the start has been to have T-Mobile absorb Sprint’s network and customers, but in just a few months’ time, we could see the Sprint consumer brand … Continue reading

It’s Day 6,395 of Quarantine, So Let’s Explore the World of Butt-Care Products

32Lifehacker / 1h
Because, why not?

TPG staff reveal their very first points and miles redemptions

The Points Guy / 1h
Even though the staff at The Points Guy aren’t traveling right now, we’ve been reminiscing on our best points and miles redemptions. We’ve redeemed millions of points and miles to get to and stay in the Maldives , to fly the best business-class product in the world , and to stay in all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean . But before we came to TPG, we were all points and miles beginners . Some of

Jay Inslee's Climate Team Has a $1.5 Trillion Green Coronavirus Stimulus Plan

Apple Hogan Joe Biden50Gizmodo / 1h
Jay Inslee, the Democratic governor of Washington, changed the game by making the climate crisis the foundation of his presidential run last year. Now, the folks who wrote his plans are looking for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats to bring that same kind of ambition to… Read more...

Why these VoIP services are the best for calling family and friends

36Mashable / 1h
Traditionally, VoIP services are seen as primarily for businesses and professional needs , but they're increasingly popular within home environments too. If you're looking for the best residential VoIP service for you, you've come to the right place. At its simplest, a VoIP works kind of like FaceTime or Skype, allowing you to make calls through the internet rather than having to rely on traditio

What to Watch Tonight, May 14, 2020

24Lifehacker / 1h
It’s Thursday! If you’re looking for something great to watch tonight we’ve found a ton of pretty outstanding options. Read more...

The Best Herb and Produce Keepers for Every Fridge

Lifehacker / 1h
True story: Herb keepers are one of those things I always eyed, but never pulled the trigger on but recently, I’ve been rethinking that. Grocery shopping less and cooking more means that getting the most out of fresh herbs, greens, and other produce is more of a priority than ever before, so it’s easier to justify… Read more...

Nintendo’s first rumored Mario game for 2020 has come true: Paper Mario in July

33Ars Technica / 1h
Something about Princess Peach seems different. [credit: Nintendo ] After a Mario-filled game-rumor bonanza earlier this year, Nintendo appears to be paying those rumors forward with its first Mario game announcement of 2020. Thursday morning saw Nintendo issue a YouTube announcement —without its usual 48-hour tip-off to fans—for its first Paper Mario game in four years. Paper Mario: The Origami

Peacock's first streaming originals include a 'Brave New World' series

40Engadget / 1h
NBCUniversal has revealed which original series and movies you can check out when its ad-supported streaming service Peacock officially goes live on July 15th . The most eye-catching one is an adaptation of Aldous Huxley's classic dystopian novel Brave New World. It stars Alden Ehrenreich ( Solo: A Star Wars Story ), Harry Lloyd ( Game of Thrones ) and Jessica Brown Findlay ( Downton Abbey ). Owe

Headspace makes meditation free to unemployed as anxiety levels rise

SlashGear / 1h
Depending on where you look, prescription rates for anti-anxiety medication have skyrocketed in lockstep with the coronavirus pandemic, the lockdowns, and the unemployment that has resulted. This time is incredibly stressful for many people, which has spurred a renewed interest in stress-reduction exercises and meditation as a way to calm down and cope. Here to help with that is Headspace. … Cont

Tesla said to be readying new long-lasting, low-cost batteries to put EVs at price parity with gas cars

Tesla Musk California300+TechCrunch / 1h
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been touting forthcoming battery technology improvements, going so far as to dub a forthcoming company talk “battery day” in prior public comments. Now Reuters is reporting that the automaker plans to unveil new advanced battery technology it has developed that can produce power sources for its EVs which last for “millions of miles” and can be produced at low costs — allow

Forget sourdough, these sisters are launching a starter to create authentic Asian food

100+TechCrunch / 1h
For immigrants in the United States, representation can feel complex, celebrated and oftentimes a mix of the two. And that’s exactly why sister duo Vanessa and Kim Pham launched Omsom , a seed-stage food startup that sells packaged “starters” to recreate authentic Asian dishes at home. The starter contains sauce, spices and aromatics, and the co-founders say consumers can make a dish in 30 minute

A Guide to Star Wars Comics That Can Help Fill the Clone Wars-Shaped Hole in Your Heart

38Gizmodo / 1h
Star Wars: The Clone Wars has now ended , bringing about closure to our definitive understanding of a conflict and characters that fundamentally shaped the sci-fi saga. And not just the prequels but everything from Rebels to The Mandalorian , much further beyond the original three movies. Missing it already? Have no… Read more...

Could lab-evolved algae help save some corals from bleaching?

24Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / These pale corals were bleached by high temperatures. (credit: CSIRO ) The outlook for coral reefs in our warming world is truly dismal. The latest IPCC report stated that more than 99 percent of coral reefs will likely be lost if the world warms by 2°C—a level we are still on track to exceed. The Great Barrier Reef has given us a preview of this future in recent years , with bleaching Offering Double Rewards

20One Mile at a Time / 2h
A lot of people prefer booking their hotel stays through, and for those people the popular online travel agency has just rolled out a great promotion. offering double rewards has just launched what they call their most rewarding offer ever. members can earn double rewards: Book between May 14 and May 24, 2020, using promotion code RWD2X2020 (make sure y

Twitch forms review board to strengthen moderation policies

Twitch SAC Advisory48Engadget / 2h
Twitch has launched an eight-member Safety Advisory Council designed to clarify the site’s moderation policies, and strengthen its sense of community and security. The new group is stacked with cyberbullying experts, web researchers and Twitch Partners, including variety streamer CohhCarnage, inclusivity activist FerociouslySteph, popular zombie-lover CupAhNoodle and esports pro Zizaran. The rema

How to Swaddle a Baby

Lifehacker / 2h
Generally speaking, babies and sleep and blankets do not go hand-in-hand. For many years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended babies be put to sleep on their backs, on a firm sleep surface free from loose bedding or soft objects. There’s one exception to this no-blanket dictate: the swaddle. Read more...

How to Spot a Conspiracy Theory

300+Lifehacker / 2h
There are real reasons to distrust governments and corporations. There really are plenty of powerful people acting in their own interest, often to the detriment of others. There are , in real life, legit conspiracies and cover-ups. Tuskegee. Watergate. That weird thing where Volkswagen faked its emissions test results .… Read more...

Here’s what SpaceX and NASA’s crucial Crew Dragon mission should look like on May 27

NASA Tesla SpaceX Two81TechCrunch / 2h
SpaceX and NASA are planning a triumphant return to American human spaceflight on May 27, with the SpaceX Demo-2 mission for its Crew Dragon spacecraft. This is the final step required for Crew Dragon to become certified for human flight, after which it’ll enter into regular operational service ferrying people (and some cargo) to the International Space Station on behalf of the U.S. and some of i

This Wiggly Mars Rover Is the Silliest Thing We’ve Ever Seen

33Futurism / 2h
Shake It Off To a hapless Mars rover, getting stuck in a slippery sand trap can be a death sentence . That’s what happened to NASA’s Spirit rover ten years ago: its wheels got trapped and the robot was immobilized until it eventually ran out of power. To prevent that from happening future exploration robots, The New York Times reports that engineers from the Georgia Institute of Technology are te

Failure to delete hate speech could cost Facebook, Google billions in France

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Enlarge / Members of the National Assembly (France's legislature) meeting on May 12, amid slowly easing COVID-19 restrictions. (credit: Gonzalo Fuentes | Pool | AFP | Getty Images ) Lawmakers in France this week passed a controversial new law that could impose billions in fines on social media companies that fail to delete certain kinds of content quickly enough—within an hour, in some cases. The

Facebook’s social Zoom competitor Messenger Rooms goes live globally

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Zoom was never meant to be a social network, but the enterprise video chat app has become essential software for those looking to stay in touch with friends and family during the pandemic. Today, Facebook looks to steal back the service’s social video chat growth as it globally launches Messenger Rooms, its new group video chat service, supporting video calls with up to 50 participants with no ti

Which iPad Pro Keyboard Should You Buy?

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If you’ve been itching to make the jump to getting some of your work done on an iPad Pro, it might be tricky to pick out which keyboard attachment you should go with, since at first glance they might not seem too different. I’ve been getting work done on my iPad Pro for over a year now, and I’ve tested just about… Read more...

When To Give Up And Try Again In A Game

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Calling it quits is part of the human condition, but more often than not our natural impulse is to press forward in the face of insurmountable adversity. But, as anyone who’s lived in the real world for roughly 0.6 seconds can tell you, things don’t always work out. Read more...

Qatar’s incredible new rebooking policy: Is it too good to be true?

The Points Guy / 2h
Qatar Airways announced a new rebooking policy on May 14 — dubbed “Travel with Confidence” — that covers flights through Dec. 31, 2020, that are booked by Sept. 30, 2020. These changes give customers more flexibility during the coronavirus outbreak , including an ultra-generous date and destination rebooking policy, the ability to convert travel credits to Qmiles and other interesting options. Th

Watch NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope do high-tech origami

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What do you do when your cutting-edge space telescope turns out to be too big for any rocket available? If you’re NASA, and the instrument in question is the James Webb Space Telescope, you make it into a masterpiece of tech origami so that it can fold like a butterfly into the Ariane 5 rocket scheduled to take it into … Continue reading

DigitalOcean raises $50M more from Access Industries and a16z

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Earlier today, DigitalOcean announced that it raised $50 million more from prior investors Access Industries and Andreessen Horowitz . The capital comes after the SMB and developer-focused cloud infrastructure company raised nine-figures worth of debt back in February . DigitalOcean is a large private company that generated revenue at a run rate of around $250 million towards the end of 2019. The

Grab a recommended Anker battery pack on sale for $25

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Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a great discount on Anker's PowerCore 10000 PD Redux, which is currently down to $24.65 on Amazon . While we've seen this portable battery drop to $30 on a couple occasions, today's deal brings it down to a new all-time low. We usually see it priced in the $40 to $45 range online. We recommended the PowerCore 10000 PD Redux in our

In The Middle Of A Pandemic, American Airlines Changes Terminals In San Francisco

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On Tuesday American Airlines moved operations in San Francisco to the Harvey Milk Terminal, B side of terminal 1. This puts all of American Airlines in one terminal at the airport, instead of having the old US Airways gates a long walk away. The new ticket counter location is between doors 3 and 4 of the terminal. Their gates are B22 - B27, which despite the move doesn't give them room for growth

How to watch Charlie Brooker’s Antiviral Wipe: stream the special online from anywhere

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Returning to screens not a moment too soon after a four-year break, Charlie Brooker is back to take issue with the Covid-19 pandemic tonight - so read on to find out how to watch Antiviral Wipe online and stream a healthy dose of sardonic satire no matter where you are in the world. After winning a Bafta Award for Screenwipe in 2016, Brooker put the show on ice, opting to instead concentrate on t

Spending more money on in-app purchases? Use these cards to maximize rewards

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Most of us have been spending more time in front of our screens these days and streaming services have seen increased sign-ups and time spent watching. Many people are downloading more games either on mobile devices or through video game systems and plenty of us have developed a new online shopping habit. (I raise my hand guiltily.) I don’t know about you, but this has meant I’ve spent more recen

Amazon’s Showdown in France Tests Its Ability to Sidestep Labor

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The pandemic has intensified the push-pull between labor and the retail giant, which is required by European law to deal with unions — and has prospered anyway.

What Exactly Is the Stock Market?

45Lifehacker / 2h
Even if you have a retirement account or other investment portfolio, you might be confused about what the stock market actually is . So let’s sort it out. Read more...

Nura NuraLoop review: The sound of custom earbuds without the price

SlashGear / 2h
I’m cutting straight to the chase to flat out tell you that Nura’s new NuraLoop earbuds are hands down the wireless earbuds I think you can buy right now. Superb sound quality across every type of music genre, long-lasting battery life on a single charge – making them ideal for long international flights, when we can take them again – … Continue reading

How Epic got such amazing Unreal Engine 5 results on next-gen consoles

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Watch this in full screen at 4K if at all possible. After last week's somewhat blasé showcase of in-development Xbox Series X software , our expectations for the coming generation of new game consoles were somewhat tempered. But those expectations got a significant boost this week with Epic Games' unveiling of a jaw-dropping real-time demo of its Unreal Engine 5 technology . The engine, which Epi

You’re going to want a speedy NVMe SSD if you want to keep up with the PS5

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A lot of fuss has been made about how the SSD is actually key to the PlayStation 5’s expected performance levels , and the new Unreal Engine 5 (UE5) demo on PS5 seems to bear this out – and highlight that PC gamers who haven’t already made the move to a fast NVMe SSD might feel the need to do so. As we’ve already observed elsewhere , the UE5 demo from Epic Games is pretty breath-taking stuff, bui

Don't Be Afraid of Google Play's 'Ghost Updates' Bug

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According to user reports, the Google Play Store is haunted. Read more...

Spanish Police Bust Gang That Allegedly Infused Cardboard Produce Boxes With Cocaine

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An international operation led by Spanish authorities has arrested 18 members of a drug gang in Spain, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, and Colombia that allegedly smuggled cocaine by embedding it in cardboard. Read more...

The COVID-19 misinformation crisis is just beginning, but there is hope

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Enlarge / Vials of measles vaccine at the Orange County Health Department on May 6, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. (credit: Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Last year, the United States reported the greatest number of measles cases since 1992. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 1,282 individual cases of measles in 31 states in 2019, and the majority were am

Slack update makes it easier to collaborate on mobile

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After updating its desktop app with a major design overhaul earlier this year, Slack has now released updated versions of its iOS and Android apps that aim to provide users with a simpler and more organized mobile experience. One of the biggest changes in the company's new redesign for mobile is the addition of tabs to provide quick access to all of the things users need at the bottom of the app.

How to Fit Your Bike Helmet

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A bike helmet can literally save your life if you fall and hit your head during a ride—but it’ll do you way less good (perhaps no good at all) if it doesn’t fit you properly. Read more...

Buy Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) gift cards and get a 20% bonus

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You might not be traveling right now, or even any time soon, but if you want to save money on your next luxury hotel stay here’s a great deal for you. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . From now until June 30, 2020, you’ll earn a 20% bonus on all Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) gift cards to use at any of the chain’s 530 hotels in 90 countries. Ad

An Ancestor Of All Internal-Combustion Vehicles Was A Moss-Powered Jet Ski Built By The Inventor Of Photography

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I have to admit, while I know that’s a fairly cumbersome headline, I really like just how much is packed in there, and, even better, it’s all true. The very first internal combustion to actually power a vehicle was , at least in part, fueled with a type of moss, and that engine powered a boat that worked on the same… Read more...

Messenger Rooms, Facebook's answer to Zoom, is now available

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Messenger Rooms, Facebook’s attempt to take on the likes of Zoom with group video calls, is now live. Anyone can create a room in Messenger, but only folks in North America can start one on Facebook for the time being. You’ll soon be able to create rooms on Instagram and WhatsApp too. "WhatsApp and Messenger are already the most popular video calling services globally, but for large groups most o

Ameelio wants to take on for-profit, prison-calling rackets after starting with free letters to inmates

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Among the many problems with the prison system are enormous fees for things like video calls, which a handful of companies provide at grossly inflated rates. Ameelio hopes to step in and provide free communication options to inmates; its first product, sending paper letters, is being welcomed with open arms by those with incarcerated loved ones. Born from the minds of Yale Law students, Ameelio i

The Elder Scrolls: Blades gets a surprise release on Nintendo Switch

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We may still have a long way to go before Bethesda starts dishing details about The Elder Scrolls VI, but if you’ve got an itch for some Elder Scrolls and Skyrim isn’t scratching it anymore, you might want to check out The Elder Scrolls: Blades, which is landing on Nintendo Switch today. The Switch release comes just a couple of … Continue reading

Don't worry, it looks like Nvidia Ampere may actually be coming to GeForce cards

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Nvidia has seemingly confirmed that its newly-announced Ampere GPU architecture will be coming to both GeForce and data center graphics cards. When it unveiled its 7nm Ampere microarchitecture earlier today, Nvidia focused entirely on the data center, with no mention of PC gaming or the consumer-facing GeForce RTX 3080 . Instead, the 7nm architecture will debut with the Nvidia data center-focused

Mozilla goes full incubator with ‘Fix The Internet’ startup lab and early-stage investments

100+TechCrunch / 3h
After testing the waters this spring with its incubator-esque MVP Lab, Mozilla is doubling down on the effort with a formal program dangling $75,000 investments in front of early-stage companies . The focus on “a better society” and the company’s open-source clout should help differentiate it from the other options out there. Spurred on by the success of a college hackathon using a whole four App

Tesla Leak Describes Upcoming “Million Mile” Battery

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Million Mile Tesla will soon announce a “million mile” battery that it says will bring down the cost of electric vehicles to the price point of gas engine cars and greatly improve the longevity of batteries, according to a Reuters exclusive . The battery will be used in the company’s Model 3 luxury sedan made and sold in China later this year or early next year. According to Reuters , the battery

Emirates’ Intriguing Rebooking Policy

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I’ve written about Qatar Airways’ potentially lucrative rebooking offer , as the airline will let you rebook travel to an alternative destination within 5,000 miles at no cost if traveling in 2020. Qatar Airways isn’t the only airline to have a potentially lucrative rebooking offer — Emirates has one as well , which some people may like even more. Emirates’ generous rebooking offer If you book an

Save up to 50% on Online Gaming Subscriptions for PS4 and Xbox One

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (Three Months) | $25 | CDKeys PlayStation Plus (12 Months) | $30 | CDKeys EA Access 12 Months ( PS4 , Xbox One ) | $25 | Amazon Read more...

Earn reward nights twice as fast by booking now and traveling later

The Points Guy / 3h
Sick of scrolling through travels past and ready to hit the road again ? We hear you. While The Points Guy team doesn’t encourage any non-essential travel now, we’re all for looking ahead to give ourselves something fun to plan for — especially during these uncertain times. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Lucky for you, just la

GTA 5 free from Epic right now: Cheat codes revisited

SlashGear / 3h
Today we’re taking a peek at Grand Theft Auto V (aka GTA V, or Grand Theft Auto 5), as it’s released for free on the Epic Games Store temporarily. This game was originally released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, as well as desktop via Windows, with a release date of September 17, 2013. Now, 7 … Continue reading

Get a Better View From Your Home Office With $195 off This Dell Monitor

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How to Find Your Most Productive Time of Day

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Whether you’re a seasoned work-from-homer or still adjusting to it in these Pandemic Times, you’ve probably run into the whole “all hours are now potential work hours” problem. Without distinct separation between home and office, it’s hard to know when to work and when not to—especially when you’re combining work with… Read more...

Tacky Branding Is Not the Way Back from the Coronavirus Shutdown

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Like many other branches of the entertainment industry’s consumer-facing side, comic book shops have been hit hard by the covid-19 pandemic . Millions of people are staying home, and in many cases shuttering their businesses , for fear of risking exposure to a currently incurable virus that’s killed hundreds of… Read more...

Xbox co-founder J. Allard is working on the Intellivison Amico

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A reimagined version of Mattel Electronics’ Intellivision is scheduled to be released this fall. To help put the finishing touches on the Amico game console, Intellivision Entertainment -- a separate entity than Mattel that owns the Intellivision brand -- has hired J. Allard as the company’s global managing director. Allard is one of the fathers of Microsoft’s Xbox division, having served as chie

These are the oldest Homo sapiens fossils ever found in Europe

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Enlarge A 46,000-year-old tooth and a handful of bone fragments are the oldest direct evidence of our species’ presence in Europe, a recent study reports. They lived and died during an important period of transition, when our species and Neanderthals were meeting and interacting—a period we don’t currently know much about. The dates shed a little light on at least a piece of that eventful time. U

Instagram Live videos can now be saved to IGTV

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Many performers and other folks are turning to Instagram Live at the minute as a way of staying connected with their audiences. One downside of Instagram's live streams is that, since they take place in Stories, they disappear after 24 hours . As of today though, you'll be able to save Live videos to IGTV , Instagram's app for videos that are longer than ones you see on the main feed. Want to sav

Watching Barack and Michelle Obama read a children's book will make your day

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The world is a stressful place right now, but if you're looking for the tiniest bit of relief, Barack and Michelle Obama are here to help. The former president and first lady took part in the Chicago Public Library 's "Live from the Library" series and recorded themselves reading the children's book, The Word Collector , by Peter H. Reynolds. If you have kids, or are simply need to smile, we high

France passes law forcing online platforms to delete hate-speech content within 24 hours

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France’s lower chamber of the parliament has voted in favor of a controversial law against hate speech on social networks and online platforms. As I described last year , online platforms will have to remove within 24 hours illicit content that has been flagged. Otherwise, companies will have to pay hefty fines every time they infringe the law. What do they mean by illicit content? Essentially, a

Parenting benefits company Cleo partners with UrbanSitter to address the US childcare crisis

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Parenting benefits company Cleo is partnering with on-demand childcare service UrbanSitter to address a problem facing many parents today amid the pandemic: a lack of childcare, even as they’re required to return to work. With summer camps, daycares and schools shut down for the months ahead, parents who need to work outside the home (or even inside, but without distraction) no longer have option

Feeling unproductive while working from home? A new monitor can help.

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If you're struggling to get shit done lately, remember: You're not just working from home , a jarring change in itself for people who are used to commuting to a bustling office; you're working from home during a global health crisis that's completely upended the way the world functions. Go easy on yourself, my guy. One thing that might help is a nice monitor (or two): Both scientific research and

This Delightful AI Generates Words That Sound Real But Aren’t

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Algorithmic Nonsense Have you ever heard of a lachetous vine? Maybe you just finished up some worryless tasks? Those words sound vaguely familiar — perhaps you think you’ve heard them before but aren’t sure you could explicitly define them. That’s because they’re gibberish — part of an endless stream of words conjured up by an algorithm programmed to make new words that sound as believable as pos

Gamestop flash sale — buy 5 pre-owned games for $10

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Alienware’s Upgradeable Laptop Still Holds Tons of Promise, But Not at That Price

Gizmodo / 4h
Dell really wants you to choose its Alienware Area-51m over a high-end desktop. The company has called it a “desktop replacement” since the model’s inception, and not without reason: in addition to upgrading your memory and storage, you have the option to upgrade your CPU and GPU too. You can still do that with the… Read more...

Jam out to Tunes With a Pair of Bose Soundsport Wireless Earbuds

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Bose Soundsport Wireless Earbuds | $150 | Adorama

Microsoft is acquiring Metaswitch Networks to expand its Azure 5G strategy

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Just weeks after announcing a deal to acquire 5G specialist Affirmed Networks , Microsoft is making another acquisition to strengthen its cloud-based telecoms offering. It’s acquiring Metaswitch Networks , a U.K.-based provider of cloud-based communications products used by carriers and network providers (customers include the likes of BT in the U.K., Sprint and virtual network consortium RINA .

Extra Crunch Live: Join Revolution’s Steve Case and Clara Sieg on May 21 at 3pm ET/12pm PT

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On May 21 at 3pm ET/12pm PT, we’re hosting an Extra Crunch Live session with Steve Case and Clara Sieg of Revolution. This chat is the latest in our growing series featuring notable investors, entrepreneurs and technologists. Previously, TechCrunch editorial staff sat down (virtually, of course) with Cowboy Ventures’ Aileen Lee and Ted Wang, Sequoia’s Roelof Botha and Mark Cuban, to name a few. T

Why You Should Season Your Cast Iron the 'Wrong' Way

100+Lifehacker / 4h
Late last year, I found myself at a crossroads. After ten and a half years, I was getting real fucking tired of dealing with my cast iron skillet. Out of nowhere, it suddenly refused to take on seasoning—and hauling it around was worsening the chronic wrist pain I developed the moment I turned 30. I had two choices:… Read more...

Dr. Phil's 'Big Knife' and 'Small Wife' Are Both False

44Gizmodo / 4h
Maybe I’m alone here, but almost two months later, I’m still thinking about a truly haunting tweet from America’s favorite unlicensed counselor, Dr. Phil McGraw. If you’ve forgotten it—as I have tried to, repeatedly, with no success—the tweet simply stated, “BIG KNIFE! SMALL WIFE!” Read more...

Daily Crunch: Uber will require masks for drivers and passengers

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Uber announces some COVID-19 related changes, Google’s Chrome browser is giving users a way to organize their tabs and the Senate rejects an amendment that would have raised the bar for law enforcement access to browsing data. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 14, 2020. 1. Here’s how your Uber ride will change, starting May 18 The changes — which include an online checklist for all rides, limits o

People shopped online every day in April like it was Black Friday

500+Mashable / 4h
While many brick-and-mortar stores have closed their doors during the coronavirus pandemic, online retailers have experienced a boom. In fact, in April, ecommerce sites experienced traffic that surpassed last year's Black Friday ... every single day of the month. According to a new report by ecommerce marketing data platform PriceSpider, since the beginning of last month, online shopping traffic

Epic Game Store's Mega Sale is back, and 'GTA V' is free

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As expected , Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V is the Epic Games Store's latest free game. Starting today through to May 21st, you can download the 2013 open-world game for without paying anything — provided you're willing to install the Epic Games Store launcher on your PC or Mac, of course. Once you've claimed your copy of GTA V , you'll also want to check out the rest of the store. That's because

Give the gift of Extra Crunch membership

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Starting today, TechCrunch readers can send an Extra Crunch annual membership as a gift to a friend, family member or co-worker. For a limited time we’re offering the gift at a discounted rate of $99/year (plus tax). The gifting feature can be found here . Extra Crunch membership is designed for startup teams, entrepreneurs, investors and business school students, and it includes more than 100 ex

Google Pixel 4a wallpapers leak one key detail

SlashGear / 4h
It would appear that Google’s had a bit of a leak of wallpapers for the Google Pixel 4a, a smartphone that’s not yet meant to be revealed to the public. The smartphone will more than likely bring a set of smartphone cameras akin to that of the Google Pixel 4, with features otherwise similar to, but not quite as extravagant … Continue reading

WeWork and SoftBank unveil the first 14 startups in their Emerge accelerator for underrepresented founders

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SoftBank Investment Fund and WeWork Labs say they’ve officially kicked off the first session of Emerge , an accelerator program designed for underrepresented founders. In their press release, the companies describe Emerge as “launched by SoftBank with support from WeWork Labs” ( that’s the co-working company’s global accelerator program ), with a goal of bringing more equality to tech and venture

Don't Get Freaked Out Over Trucks Converting From Storing Coronavirus Victims Back To Hauling Food

300+Gizmodo / 4h
You may have seen some pretty alarming headlines about the Food and Drug Administration’s recently released guidelines for returning refrigerated trucks converted for storage for coronavirus victim’s bodies back to service in food transportation. Read more...

What Delta’s CEO Told Employees About Retiring Their Boeing 777s (And Refunding $1.2 Billion In Tickets)

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More than 650 of Delta's planes are parked, but in another sign that airlines believe their future is going to be smaller than their past - at least for the foreseeable future - the airline has decided to retire its fleet of 18 Boeing 777s. Delta CEO Ed Bastian sent a memo to the airline's employees about the decision, and the internal document was shared with me by a source. Continue reading ..

Fallout 76 2020 roadmap reveals Seasons are just the start

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With the Wasterlanders update and Fallout 76 now on Steam, Bethesda has announced the game’s roadmap for 2020. The big change coming is the introduction of Fallout 76 Seasons, which seem like a take on the season passes we see in many free-to-play (and some pay-to-play) games. The first season will kick off with the introduction of Update 20, and … Continue reading

Twitch announces a new Safety Advisory Council to guide its decision-making

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Amazon-owned game-streaming site Twitch announced today the formation of a new group that will guide decision-making around new policies and products: the Twitch Safety Advisory Council. The eight-person council consists of both online experts and Twitch creators, who have a deep understanding of the Twitch platform, its content and community, the company says. “When developing this council we fe

Curri rolls out nationwide delivery service for construction materials industry

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A little over a year after its graduation from Y Combinator’s demo day, the on-demand construction materials delivery service Curri is beginning to offer its services in all 50 states. Co-founded by Matt Lafferty and Brian Gonzalez, Curri aims to solve one of the major hurdles for local construction suppliers who miss out on sales because of an inability to deliver to contractors when they need i

A costly way to increase credit: Review of the Merrick Bank Platinum Visa card

The Points Guy / 4h
Merrick Bank Platinum Visa Credit Card Overview While the standout feature of the Merrick Bank card is the ability to easily double your credit limit, there are better options for those with poor to fair credit. The card is worth a look if you are in need of rebuilding your credit, but with annual fees, set-up fees, and a high APR, it’s a card that should largely be avoided. Card Rating*: *Card R

How to Clean Your Windows Inside and Out

45Lifehacker / 4h
Cleaning your windows is one of those tasks that feels almost insurmountable. It’s obvious when they need to be cleaned, but it’s also obviously going to be a lot of work. Still, you’d love to have a clear view out the window one of these days—especially since that’s primarily how you connect with the world in 2020. Read more...

5 Free Digital Comics to Spend Time With During Lockdown

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Looking for some comics to fill your quarantine hours? Lots of publishers are currently offering free issues. We suggest you start with these.

Coronavirus and cats: Do you need to social-distance from Fluffy?

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Enlarge / Nigel appears unconcerned about catching coronavirus, probably because he isn't allowed to go beyond his garden without a human escort. (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) Domestic cats can catch the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, and when kept in very close proximity, they can infect other cats. That's the finding of a letter published in this week's New England Journal of Medicine. In the study, condu

Guardian Soulmates to close next month

500+BBC News - Technology / 4h
The newspaper's dating site says the platform is "no longer viable".

ZenMate VPN Is Free for 6 Months When You Subscribe for a Year [Exclusive]

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ZenMate VPN Is Free for 6 Months When You Subscribe for a Year [Exclusive]

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Cathay Innovation raises $550M for its second global VC fund

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With the global economy still sorting itself out in the face of the pandemic, we’re hearing about fewer new venture capital funds these days. However, today is an exception, as Cathay Innovation has raised a $550 million second fund, which is about double the size of its first fund and, according to its leader Denis Barrier , is larger than the firm’s “original target.” Cathay Innovation’s initia

How to protect your equity if you’ve been furloughed or laid off

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Wouter Witvoet Contributor Wouter Witvoet is founder and CEO of Secfi , a pre-wealth management equity planning platform for startup employees. If you’ve been lucky enough to keep your job or business, you almost certainly know someone who wasn’t so fortunate. Thousands have lost their jobs as companies significantly reduce workforces to adjust to uncertainties and economic challenges created by

The 2021 Porsche 911 Targa is coming – now we know when

2021 Porsche 911 TargaSlashGear / 5h
Porsche will reveal its hotly-anticipated 2021 911 Targa on May 18, the automaker has confirmed, after coronavirus forced two delays for the convertible’s debut. The new Targa had meant to have its unveil at the Beijing Motor Show 2020, but that ended up being cancelled. The backup plan was to bring the new car to the Tennis Grand Prix, but … Continue reading

Scientists Have a Promising New Idea to Defeat the Coronavirus

500+Futurism / 5h
In order to find new treatments for COVID-19, scientists are probing how the coronavirus alters human cells when it infects and hijacks them. Medical virologists at the Frankfurt University hospital have been culturing cells of SARS-CoV-2 since February, learning as much as they could about how it affects them, according to a Goethe University Frankfurt press release . Now, they’ve identified a n

JetBlue Offers Mosaic Extensions & Status Gifting

44One Mile at a Time / 5h
Better late than never. JetBlue has just become the latest US airline to extend elite status for current members. They’re following in the footsteps of Delta SkyMiles , United MileagePlus , Alaska Mileage Plan , American AAdvantage , Southwest Rapid Rewards , and Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles . While it took JetBlue a while to announce this initiative, I think most members will be pretty happy

Epic Games Store is down, but don’t worry

SlashGear / 5h
Today Epic Games had a bit of a mishap, and it’s ongoing as this article is set to go live. The situation here has to do with the release of the game Grand Theft Auto 5 (AKA GTA V) being given away for free. Imagine, one of the most interesting open world games ever made, given away for free, at … Continue reading

Girls Who Code's Annual Summer Program Is Online This Year

200+Lifehacker / 5h
Each summer, the Girls Who Code organization offers a Summer Immersion Program to help girls learn ways to apply computer science concepts to personal projects. While it’s typically a seven-week, in-person affair, this year the program has changed to two weeks—and it’s online rather than in person. Read more...

Stream HBO Go and HBO Now with watch party app Scener

HBO Scener Netflix73Engadget / 5h
Setting up a virtual watch party without some specialized software can be a pain. It’s easy to fall out of sync, and trying to talk with friends can lead to obnoxious audio feedback. There are several apps that help to streamline the process, though, including Scener, which is now compatible with HBO Now and HBO Go. Users with a subscription to one of HBO’s streaming apps can sign up for Scener f

Hundreds of Fossilized Human Footprints Provide a Glimpse of Ancient Life in Africa

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Over 400 fossilized human footprints have been discovered in Tanzania, representing the largest collection of human prints ever found in Africa. Dating back some 10,000 years, the footprints offer a snapshot of life during the Late Pleistocene, including possible divisions of labor based on sex. Read more...

Space Launch System rocket now targeted for a late 2021 launch

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Enlarge / Technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans moved the Space Launch System's liquid hydrogen tank from the factory to the dock, where it was loaded onto the Pegasus barge on Dec. 14, 2018. (credit: NASA/Steven Seipel ) NASA has finally set a new launch date for the oft-delayed first flight of its Space Launch System rocket. The formal date should be announced next week

Amazfit has a new smartwatch coming, and it looks like a hardier Apple Watch

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You might know Amazfit smartwatches as cheap and cheery Apple Watch imitators, but as of late there has been a lot more to the name than that. Just weeks after the weird curved Amazfit X went on sale , it seems there's another smartwatch coming from the brand called the Amazfit Ares. The Amazfit Ares is the latest watch from tech company Huami, the wearables subsidy of Xiaomi, and was teased on H

How to Subscribe to a Twitch Streamer Using Amazon Prime

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An Amazon Prime membership offers several benefits, one of which is a free Twitch Prime membership. Here’s how to link your accounts and get all the benefits of Twitch Prime for free. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Spotify Is Giving New Subscribers Three Months Free

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If you’re a new or previous subscriber, Spotify has a pair of deals for you today. New subscribers can get three months of Spotify Premium (on any level) free if today through June 30th. And former subscribers who canceled can get a discount on Spotify Premium for individuals. You’ll get three months of Spotify for $9.99. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Playmobil's Light-Up Delorean Will Hit Stores Tomorrow at 88 MPH

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Back to the Future inspired a whole generation of nerds to pursue scientific insights, to dress up as their favorite characters, and to make movie references that I don’t fully understand. Like these nerds, I wish that I could wake up to find a time-traveling DeLorean in my driveway. But I’ll have to settle for a light-up toy on my desk. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The pandemic is emptying call centers. AI chatbots are swooping in

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Brian Pokorny had heard of AI systems for call centers before. But as the IT director of Otsego County, New York, he assumed he couldn’t afford them. Then the pandemic hit, and the state governor ordered a 50% reduction of all government staff, forcing Pokorny to cut most of his call center employees. Meanwhile, inbound calls were rising as more residents began seeking reliable covid-related guid

This is what we know so far about how covid-19 affects the rest of the body

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Covid-19 is primarily a respiratory infection that attacks the lungs, making it harder for patients to breathe and get enough oxygen to the rest of the body. Pneumonia and other respiratory conditions can quickly set in, eventually leading to death if the body cannot fight off the infection. But after over four months of cases, doctors are getting a more detailed look at some of the unexpected wa

Get the 2019 Dell XPS 13 with touchscreen for under $850

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If you missed the chance to pick up Dell's excellent XPS 13 laptop when the company discounted it during its semi-annual sale in March , you now have another opportunity to pick one up. One compelling configuration of the computer is currently $833 on Dell's website. The model in question features a 10th-generation Core i5 processor, a 13-inch 1080p touchscreen display, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of in

Tons of games are deeply discounted during this PlayStation sale

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War Stories: Alan Wake’s transformation emerged from a two-month “sauna”

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Video directed by Justin Wolfson, edited by Shandor Garrison. Transcript still processing—check back in a few hours. In 2005, the Finnish game studio Remedy Entertainment was stuck. Its members had been riding high on two mega-smash Max Payne games in a row, but they'd decided to drastically change course with their next series, Alan Wake . The resulting pitch was ambitious: an open-world, free-r

Unemployed Americans can get a free year of Headspace

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Back in March, Headspace announced that it would offer free content to all COVID-19 front-line responders. Now the meditation app is expanding the offer to include all unemployed people in the U.S. You can go here to sign up , by entering information on your most recent job, including the employer’s name and the date you were last employed. There’s also a box to tick verifying that you’re current

Liven up your home with this sitewide sale

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TL;DR: As of May 14, you can fill your home with your favorite plants and flowers by shopping the 15% off sitewide sale at . Just apply "PLANTS15" at checkout. If you've been using your extra free time (if you have that precious commodity) to start gardening — as many of us are — you may be forgetting something. The inside of your home needs some love too. With a site like ,

Oatly switches to electric trucks to deliver cartons of oat milk

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Oatly is going electric. The oat milk company announced Thursday it's switching out most of its diesel delivery trucks for electric vehicles in Sweden. In October, nearly all the trucks that transport Oatly's products from production facilities to their various destinations throughout the region will be electric vehicles from fellow Swedish company Einride. With nine out of 10 trips to Oatly's wa

What coronavirus outbreaks have in common

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New Qatar Policy Creates Opportunity Of Lifetime, Most of Europe Asia or Africa Business Class $1600

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Qatar Airways is giving more value to customers than I can recall ever seeing an airline offer without it being a mistake. It even lets you buy a ticket on one of the least expensive routes, and use the ticket on one of the most expensive. And the airline has been pretty clear that this is for real. Continue reading ...

Are stable SaaS valuations driven by logic or hope?

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Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. The resilience of the American stock market in the face of near-record unemployment (there were nearly three million more unemployment claims reported this morning) has become a regular topic of conversation. The disconnect between what the American economy’s health appears to be

COVID-19 shows we need Universal Basic Internet now

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Kevin Frazier Contributor Kevin Frazier, a Masters of Public Policy student at the Harvard Kennedy School and JD candidate at the UC Berkeley School of Law, uses his spare time to advocate for better government. There’s a lot of chatter around what kind of stimulus is needed to save the economy and ensure financially vulnerable Americans can retain some degree of stability. Talks have included ev

Share your memories of the original iMac

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The original iMac G3 from 1998 was remarkably different from today’s sleek, silver iMac models . A rounded bubble with a see-through colored body, the G3 came with a notoriously uncomfortable mouse and was available in thirteen ‘flavors’ (shades). The candy-colored desktop had a hand in pulling Apple back from the brink of bankruptcy, and was also instrumental in the adoption of a new connection

Venafi acquires Jetstack, the startup behind the cert-manager Kubernetes certificate controller

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It seems that we are in the middle of a mini acquisition spree for Kubernetes startups, specifically those that can help with Kubernetes security. In the latest development, Venafi , a vendor of certificate and key management for machine-to-machine connections, is acquiring Jetstack , a U.K. startup that helps enterprises migrate and work within Kubernetes and cloud-based ecosystems, which has al

US Military Releases New Info About Navy UFO Videos

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The Pentagon has released new information about a series of fascinating encounters between US Navy pilots and unidentified flying objects. The “hazard reports” include details about the size and shape of the “unidentified aerial phenomena.” “The unknown aircraft appeared to be small in size, approximately the size of a suitcase, and silver in color,” reads a report describing a 2014 incident. At

JetBlue Offering Double Points On All Flights

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JetBlue is joining the list of airlines (including American Airlines and Southwest Airlines ) offering promotions to incentivize people to book future travel right now. This is in addition to JetBlue announcing plans to extend Mosaic status . JetBlue offering double points JetBlue has a new promotion offering double points for all new flight bookings: This is valid for bookings made between May 1

Play This NPR Podcast Interview With Grover for Your Kids

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Grover, like the rest of us, has been practicing social distancing since the pandemic began. Anya Kamenetz and Cory Turner, hosts of NPR’s Life Kit podcast , interviewed the beloved Sesame Street character this week, and he disclosed that he is a “delivery monster” right now, picking up and delivering groceries for his… Read more...

12 of the Weirdest Cases on Unsolved Mysteries

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If ( like me ) you watched too much true crime TV in the 1990s, the Unsolved Mysteries theme is enough to spark some pleasingly bizarre memories—of aliens, psychics , ghostly phenomena , and host Robert Stack , always there to insist that you (yes, you! ) might be able to help solve that night’s string of cases. Read more...

Adobe announces AI toolbox for Experience Platform

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Most companies don’t have the personnel to do AI well, so they turn to platform vendors like Adobe for help. Like other platforms, it has been building AI into its product set for several years now, but wanted to give marketers a set of tools that take advantage of some advanced AI capabilities out of the box. Today, the company announced five pre-packaged AI solutions specifically designed to gi

Here's how to get fresh juice whenever you want it

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TL;DR: As of May 14, powerful Bella juicers are on sale. Save $50 on the Bella pro series centrifugal juice extractor or $20 on the Bella high power juicer . Freshly squeezed juice is a staple of summer, but as this summer is shaping up to look pretty different than years past you might not be able to swing by your favorite juice shop whenever you want. Like a lot of things these days, you need a

B&O’s Beosound A1 is a Bluetooth speaker with hands-free Alexa

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Bang & Olufsen has updated its Bluetooth portable speaker, boosting battery life and adding Alexa support to the new Beosound A1 2nd Gen. An update to the old Beoplay A1, the puck-shaped speaker now allows you to chat with Amazon’s virtual assistant, albeit assuming your smartphone is nearby. Compared to the old A1, the new Beosound A1 is both lighter … Continue reading

The class of 2020 deserves extra love. Chocolate-covered fruit could help.

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TL;DR: Edible Arrangements is offering 20% off all graduation gifts through June 5. Grads need a little extra love this year. Though, yes, getting Oprah and the Obamas as (virtual) graduation speakers is a fun bonus, the class of 2020 doesn't get the same "last hoorah" experience that many of us did. No gift is going to make up for the fact that they didn't get a last picture with their lockers.

I've Seen Cardiac Signs in Children That I'd Only Read About in Books

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Have you been laid off or furloughed? Are you a frontline worker dealing with new stresses or irresponsible management? Is working (or not working) from home starting to take a psychological toll? Submit a story using this Google form or send me an email with the subject line “My Covid Story” and provide as much … Read more...

Thursday's Best Deals: Samsung 65" QLED TV, Bralette Six-Pack, Xbox Game Pass, PlayStation Plus, 2019 MacBook Pro, Bose SoundSports, and More

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A Samsung 65" QLED TV , a steep discount on a six pack of bralettes , a sale on Xbox Game Pass AND PlayStation Plus , 2019 MacBook Pros , Bose SoundSport wireless earbuds , a 1500A jump starter , and a series of VPN deals lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

Surface Pro 7 flash sales at Best Buy: save $330 in today's price cuts

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Best Buy is offering Surface Pro deals at some excellent prices in this week's flash sales. Not only can you pick up the popular Surface Pro 7 tablet for less right now, but you can also grab the Type Cover keyboard at the same time - a bundle deal rarely offered on this expensive peripheral. That means now's a great time to pick up a flexible tablet with the capacity to quickly turn into a more

Thursday's Best Deals: Samsung 65" QLED TV, Bralette Six-Pack, Xbox Game Pass, PlayStation Plus, 2019 MacBook Pro, Bose SoundSports, and More

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A Samsung 65" QLED TV , a steep discount on a six pack of bralettes , a sale on Xbox Game Pass AND PlayStation Plus , 2019 MacBook Pros , Bose SoundSport wireless earbuds , a 1500A jump starter , and a series of VPN deals lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

Bird’s-eye view of the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island,...

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Bird’s-eye view of the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan. Printed on front: “Aeroplane view, Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Mich.” Printed on back: “Made by Curt Teich & Co., Inc., Chicago, U.S.A. CT Co., Chicago.” Typed on back: “Here you will enjoy three glorious days at the Michigan Gas Convention, June 25-26-27. In all the world, no place like this! It is not too early to make your reserv

The PumPiX Asks: What if Spider-Man's Web Slingers Shot Hand Sanitizer Instead?

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As impressive as Spider-Man’s abilities are, there’s not much that a superhero who shoots webs from his wrists can do to combat covid-19. But what if you upgraded Spidey’s web-slingers with virus-killing hand sanitizer instead? That’s the idea behind the wrist-worn PumPiX blaster . Read more...

Samsung and SK Telecom reveal world’s first smartphone with quantum security tech

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Samsung and SK Telecom have just unveiled the world’s first 5G smartphone with a Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG). Called the Galaxy A Quantum, the device (which is essentially a rebranded Galaxy A71 5G) offers some pretty decent smartphone features, but the QRNG sets it apart from others in that it makes some apps and services much harder to hack. Normal random number generators are used f

Paper Mario is coming to Switch – Why I’m excited

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Out of nowhere this morning, Nintendo announced a new Paper Mario game for the Nintendo Switch. Dubbed Paper Mario: The Origami King, perhaps the existence of this game shouldn’t be a complete surprise. After all, 2020 marks Mario‘s 35th anniversary, and rumors have claimed that Nintendo is looking to pull out all of the stops in celebration, including launching a … Continue reading

WHO: The Coronavirus Might Be Here Forever

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Bad news, according to the World Health Organization (WHO): even if scientists invent a vaccine, the coronavirus that causes the sometimes-deadly COVID-19 might be here for good. “It is important to put this on the table: this virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities, and this virus may never go away,” WHO emergencies expert Mike Ryan said during a Thursday briefing, as repo

How to Find Text on a Web Page in Safari on iPhone and iPad

How-To Geek / 6h
Sometimes it’s tough to find specific information within a web page in Safari for iPhone or iPad. Luckily, Safari allows you to search for text on any currently open web page using either the touch screen or an attached keyboard. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Nintendo Delights 'Paper Mario' Fans: 'The Origami King' Lands on Switch in July

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Of all the fans of Nintendo’s various ongoing franchises, Paper Mario lovers think they’re the most ill-treated. (They’re wrong, of course—where’s my Custom Robo, Nintendo?!) The quirky action-RPG series hasn’t seen a new entry since Paper Mario: Color Splash in 2016. But that streak will end on July 17th, when Paper Mario: The Origami King lands on the Switch. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Sony’s AI image sensor bakes camera smarts right into the chip

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Sony’s camera sensors are already inside many of the high-end smartphones, but its new AI image sensor promises to make things even smarter – and high-end features cheaper, too. The Sony IMX500 not only includes a 12.3-megapixel CMOS capable of 4K resolution video, but a dedicated AI processor that can do machine learning and more. Typically, the image sensor is … Continue reading

Roku's Super-Cheap 5.1 Surround Sound Solution Is, Uh, Pretty Great

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Earlier this year , Roku announced a neat, if expected, trick. By combining the already available Roku soundbar, sub , and the wireless stereo speakers , the company gave users the ability to create a seamless 5.1 audio solution that gives you a similar experience of something premium like a Sonos system, but without the… Read more...

This material can heal itself when cut

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Scientists at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Tokyo are showcasing a new composite material with self-healing properties that take cues from lizard tails and starfish arms. MWCNTs-PBS — a composite of polyborosiloxane (PBS) and material multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) — is at the heart (so to speak) of the “Self-healing UI.” When cut in two and placed back together, the piece begins

Microsoft Is Buying COVID-19 Patients’ Blood for Biotech Research

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Microsoft and the biotech company Adaptive are launching a new study on how the immune system fends off the coronavirus — and they’re paying patients for bag s of their blood. The goal is to learn how T cells, which function as the foot soldiers of the immune system, contribute to the body’s overall response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. While other scientists are already investi

Headspace is offering free mindfulness courses to unemployed Americans

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There’s no question that losing your job is incredibly stressful, and since the COVID-19 pandemic began, millions of people in the US have been laid off or furloughed . In an attempt to ease some of the stress that causes, the mindfulness app Headspace is offering a free one-year subscription to anyone in the US who is now unemployed. Anyone who qualifies can register at

Elon Musk said he wants to sell all of his homes. 5 just hit the market for $95.5 million.

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Origin wants to make accessible physical therapy women’s new normal

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“I spend a lot of time being angry — but I’m still hopeful. Gender bias in medicine is systemic,” says Carine Carmy, the fast-talking CEO and co-founder of Origin , during a condensed chat about her startup mission to make physical therapy for women and mothers accessible and affordable across the US, both online and through a network of physical clinics. The unexpected arrival of the COVID-19 pa

Why we’re doubling down on cloud investments right now

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Mary D'Onofrio Contributor Mary D'Onofrio is a software investor at Bessemer Venture Partners who joined to start the firm's growth practice; she's also an architect of ^EMCLOUD and authored the 10 Laws of Cloud and the State of the Cloud 2020. Hansae Catlett Contributor Hansae Catlett is an investor for Bessemer Venture Partners where he primarily focuses on investments in cloud (enterprise and

This Samsung 65" QLED Used to Cost Over $5,000, but It's Yours for $1,800 Today

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Akai's MPC Live II is a portable studio with built-in speakers

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Akai hasn’t been shy about reinventing the classic MPC series . Right now you have at least five options to choose from, and that doesn’t include the apps (or… headphones ). Today, Akai reveals the MPC Live II. As the name suggests, it’s a sequel to 2017’s original Live , which offered battery power and computer-free use for beat-makers who wanted something that would fit in their studio, as well

Food dehydrators stretch the shelf life of snacks. Here's how they work.

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The saddest part about cleaning out the fridge is finding all of the fruits, veggies, and deli meat that you accidentally let go bad. Home food dehydrators are an easy way to stretch the shelf life of food. Moisture is what allows bacteria and mold to grow — so once the moisture out is sucked out, dehydrated food can last anywhere from six months to a few years. If you buy too many apples or grow

Huawei’s fitness all-rounder smartwatch GT 2e launched in India

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Huawei today launched the Huawei Watch GT 2e with an AMOLED display that comes in four colours in India. The device can be pre-ordered from both Amazon and Flipkart and this latest offering in the wearable segment in India is priced at Rs 11,990. Starting from 15th May to 28th May, buyers will get 6 months no-cost EMI on Amazon and Flipkart. Additionally, on purchase of the Huawei Watch GT 2e fro

Aarogya Setu contact-tracing app now available for Jio phones

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Just as the Covid-19 threat started looming, the Government of India announced an indigenous contact tracing app in the form of Aarogya Setu. It is now also available for features phones from Reliance Jio. In a short span of about a month, Aarogya Setu was downloaded more than 100 million times. It is a basic app that uses your location data and Bluetooth to check if you come in contact with an i

Austin’s Homeward raises $105 million to buy your new home for you

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Austin-based company Homeward was founded by a former real estate agent with a deceptively simple premise. Homeward, which has just raised $20 million in equity funding from Adams Street Partners and another $85 million in debt from undisclosed lenders, pitches a plan where the company will loan money to would-be homebuyers equal to the amount of their home equity so these buyers can make an all-

Beware Sending a Fax Online—It Might Not Be as Private as You Think

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On top of being laid off or furloughed, hordes of people have had to figure out how to send a fax while on lockdown. According to Google Trends, in the last month, online searches for versions of “how to send a fax online” have skyrocketed as people turn to an untested ecosystem of online services to digitally submit… Read more...

France gives online firms one hour to pull 'terrorist' content

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Websites will have just one hour to pull content reported by police, or face huge fines.

'Paper Mario: The Origami King' arrives on Nintendo Switch on July 17th

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It looks like the reports about 2020 being the year of Mario weren’t overstating things. Nintendo has announced a new Paper Mario game, and you won't have to wait long to play it. Paper Mario: The Origami King will launch on the company’s Switch console on July 17th. If the trailer is any indication, expect a beautiful new rendition of the role-playing series and a lot of paper-related puns along

NASA’s TESS allows scientists to investigate mysterious pulsations of Delta Scuti stars

SlashGear / 6h
NASA is using the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) to study mysterious pulsations of a star known as Delta Scuti. Using TESS, astronomers have been able to detect pulsation patterns in dozens of young and rapidly rotating stars. Astronomers believe the discovery will help revolutionize their ability to study details like ages, sizes, and compositions of the stars. This class … Continu

Mophie Powerstation Wireless XL battery pairs Qi and USB-C PD

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Mophie has a new Qi-enabled portable battery, with the Powerstation Wireless XL promising speedy charging for your phone whether using a cable or not. The newest model packs a 10,000 mAh battery, which Mophie says can deliver up to 55 hours of use to an average iPhone. Unlike some earlier Powerstation models, though, this new Wireless XL doesn’t solely look … Continue reading

How to use Google Pay in India: a complete guide

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Digital payments in India took off a couple of years ago thanks to the UPI payments apps. Google Pay is one of the most popular apps from Google which works on Unified Payments Interface a.k.a UPI. Initially launched as ‘Tez by Google’, it was later rebranded to Google Pay. With the government also encouraging digital payments and prepaid transactions for the coming post-lockdown period, this is

Paper Mario: The Origami King unfolds on Nintendo Switch on July 17

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There’s a new Paper Mario game coming to Nintendo Switch , and it’s out on July 17. Paper Mario: The Origami King pits the portly plumber against a folding fiend known as King Olly. He’s left his carefully-placed creases all over the kingdom, and even folded up poor Princess Peach. Unsurprisingly, it’s up to our moustachioed hero to save the day. Players will need to guide Mario through a paper-c

Riverdale Teases Some Major Changes for Its Next Season

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HBO Max nabs itself another Stephen King/Joe Hill project. Patrick Stewart says at least one major Star Trek: Picard character won’t be back for season two. Some familiar faces of the Rebellion may be in the Cassion Andor TV show. Plus, a look at what’s in store for Pat Dugan on Stargirl and more pictures from Ryan… Read more...

What It’s Like Entering Hong Kong In The Era Of Coronavirus (Incredible, With Photos)

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After arriving in Hong Kong, it's an 8 hour process involving quarantine forms, downloading a tracking app, and registering a tracking bracelet you have to wear - before taking a COVID-19 spit test and awaiting the results. This gripping report walks through it all, step-by-step. Continue reading ...

Wow: Delta Retiring Entire Boeing 777 Fleet

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In light of the current pandemic a lot of airlines are planning to shrink, and that involves retiring existing aircraft. However, here’s an aircraft retirement I wasn’t expecting. Delta retiring all Boeing 777s It has today been announced that Delta will retire all Boeing 777s by the end of 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is part of Delta’s strategy of simplifying and modernizing

What Scientists Know So Far About the Syndrome Affecting Children With Coronavirus

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Children across the U.S. and Europe are coming down with a rare but life-threatening condition that appears to be connected to covid-19. But as doctors continue to study the ailment, some experts are arguing that it should stop being compared to another rare disorder in children, called Kawasaki disease. Rather, it… Read more...

Children's groups say TikTok hasn't made changes to protect underage users

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A group of 20 children’s and consumer groups is accusing TikTok of failing to implement the changes it promised last year to settle the child privacy violation charges it faced. The lip-syncing video app had to strike a deal with the Federal Trade Commission in 2019, because according to regulators, its predecessor collected personal information from users under 13 without their parent

NVIDIA Drive upshifts to Ampere GPUs for a smoother self-driving roadmap

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During its GTC 2020 keynote today, NVIDIA finally pulled the veil back on its Ampere GPU architecture – at least somewhat. While details about Ampere are still slim, we do know that the company plans to move its Drive platform to new Orin SoCs that feature Ampere GPUs. This not only has big implications for the high-end autonomous systems that … Continue reading

'Paper Mario: The Origami King' unfolds on Nintendo Switch this summer

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Paper Mario is back with a brand new paper-based adventure coming to Nintendo Switch this summer. Paper Mario: The Origami King is the sixth game in the RPG-ish Paper Mario series and it looks like it's going to have all the bright colors, charm, and hilarious jokes that have made the series so beloved thus far. This time around, an Origami King seems to be turning characters including Princess P

Maserati MC20 pays homage to Sir Stirling Moss

SlashGear / 7h
Maserati recently unveiled the MC20 super sports car in Stirling Moss livery. And to this, we say bravo Maserati! You see, the MC20 is the first all-new Maserati of the modern era. And as such, the entire car world is expecting nothing less than a soul-stirring super sports car with exotic looks to match. But the MC20 also marks the … Continue reading

Graphics card deals from Newegg mean it's a great time to upgrade your GPU

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Graphics card deals are looking mighty fine this week, thanks to a range of new discount codes that you can take advantage of over at Newegg right now. Highlights include this powerful GTX 1660 SUPER for just $239.99 or this $30 saving on a Radeon RX 5700 XT at just $379.99 - which includes two free games and a month of Xbox Game Pass to boot. Graphics card deals have been pretty rare recently, w

Alienware’s new lineup includes ‘the world’s most powerful gaming laptop’

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Alienware has announced a new lineup of gaming rigs that are bound to appeal to video game enthusiasts. Leading the charge is the Alienware Area-51m , a striking laptop that offers desktop-class performance and includes the company’s new Cryo-Tech cooling technology. With an overclockable CPU and GPU, Alienware is boldy claiming the Area-51m is “the world’s most powerful gaming laptop” (if you eq

Blockchain’s next frontier: Shaping the business model

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The story of blockchain market adoption closely resembles the path taken by other disruptive technologies: an initial industry explores what is possible, others give form and substance to what is plausible, and the marketplace helps define what is practical. It’s no longer a question of whether the technology will work—it does work. What’s at play now is how each industry will tailor blockchain a

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI: Top things we know about the newest Mk8 Golf

SlashGear / 7h
Volkswagen unveiled the all-new Mk8 Golf last year with plans of introducing the Golf GTI and hybrid GTE shortly after. As fate would have it, the standard Mk8 Golf won’t be arriving in US shores anytime soon, and this includes the GTE version. However, Volkswagen is quick to point out the Golf GTI is definitely coming to America, and it’s … Continue reading

Finally: JetBlue extends Mosaic elite status and more

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At long last, JetBlue is joining the slew of major U.S. airlines extending elite status in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Though the Long Island City-based carrier took its time to announce changes to its TrueBlue loyalty program , it’s got some promotions that should sweeten the deal for anxious Mosaic elites. Plus, JetBlue’s introducing a nice offer for those ready to book future travel. We

Airbnb and Bumble push virtual first dates to stay relevant

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With travel and dating impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Airbnb and Bumble have been struggling to adapt and stay relevant. Now, the two companies are joining forces. Today, Airbnb is introducing a collection of Bumble-approved online experiences -- “perfect for spicing up virtual dates.” Last month, Airbnb created online experiences , making things like tours, classes and workshops available vi

New Qatar Airways Booking Policy: Too Good To Be True?

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Yesterday I wrote about a Qatar Airways policy that seemed too good to be true, but it appears that this in fact the policy, so I wanted to update this post to reflect what we know. Qatar Airways recently announced that they’ll serve 52 destinations by the end of May, and 80 destinations by the end of June. Obviously a lot of people still don’t want to travel , and even those who want to travel a

Use These 10 Grilling Tips to Earn the Title of Grill Master

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Now that spring has finally arrived, we can all use our favorite outdoor cooking appliance! From choosing the best cut of meat, to degrees of doneness, we’ll teach you how to grill like a pro! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

How to Update Your Mac and All of Its Apps

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Updating your Mac is easy. And if all you do is download apps from the Mac App Store, keeping those updated is easy , too. But if you want to make sure everything on your Mac has the most recent features and security fixes, we have a few tips that can help you out. Read more...

iPhone SE 2020 gets a new challenger: the TCL 10 Pro

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TCL is continuing its phones expansion with the release of its TCL 10 Pro in the US, just in time to rival the iPhone SE 2020 for the mid-range market – as well as the TCL 10L to contend with the best budget phones. TCL first showed off these phones at CES 2020, and we were impressed. After releasing budget Alcatel phones for years, the display maker’s second wave of TCL-brand phones are the firs

Nvidia Ampere has been announced: here's what that means for you

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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 may be the most anticipated product in the computing world, and while the rumor mill was guessing (and probably still is) that the next consumer-facing graphics card would be based on Ampere, that hasn't quite happened yet. Instead, Nvidia announced Ampere much in the same way it did with Volta a few years ago – built primarily for Data Center with no mention of PC gam

NVIDIA's massive A100 GPU isn't for you

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In this mini-episode of our explainer show, Upscaled, we break down NVIDIA's latest GPU, the A100, and its new graphics architecture Ampere. Announced at the company's long-delayed GTC conference, the A100 isn't intended for gamers, or even for workstation users. Instead, it's the direct replacement to the Volta-based V100 — a 2017 GPU purpose-built for data centers. Volta never directly came to

NVIDIA's newest AI supercomputer joins the fight against COVID-19

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NVIDIA is bringing its AI expertise to bear in the fight against COVID-19, the company announced during its GTC 2020 keynote on Thursday. Specifically, the first of NVIDIA’s new line of AI-driven supercomputing systems, the DGX A100, will be sent to Argonne National Lab where it will help government researchers screen potential coronavirus therapeutics far faster than they could do by hand. The D

TCL 10L Review: Highs and lows of a $249 phone

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How much can you expect from a new smartphone like the TCL 10L, when it costs just $249? Even before Apple pushed its flagship iPhones through the four-digit price barrier, most of the attention was being paid to the high end of the device world: that, after all, is where the juiciest, most bleeding-edge tech resides. At this precarious point … Continue reading

Lenovo ThinkPad P14s and P15s mobile workstations are made for pros

SlashGear / 7h
Joining its newly unveiled ThinkCentre desktop PCs is Lenovo’s new ThinkPad P14s and ThinkPad P15s mobile workstations. These laptops, as expected, are made for professionals who need to get serious work done while away from the desk. Both models are entry-level offerings that follow the company’s previous ThinkPad P43s and P53s workstations; they’re made to run apps like Solidworks and … Continu

Lenovo ThinkCentre line expands with M70, M80, and M90 desktops

SlashGear / 7h
Lenovo has taken the wraps off the latest models in its ThinkCentre line of desktop PCs. The new lineup includes the M70, M80, and M90 series with towers, all-in-one desktops, and tiny computer models. Though each varies in what it offers, all of the models can be bought with the 10th-generation Intel Core processors. The new ThinkCentre models are aimed … Continue reading

Google makes it easier to migrate VMware environments to its cloud

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Google Cloud today announced the next step in its partnership with VMware: the Google Cloud VMware Engine . This fully managed service provides businesses with a full VMware Cloud Foundation stack on Google Cloud to help businesses easily migrate their existing VMware-based environments to Google’s infrastructure. Cloud Foundation is VMware’s stack for hybrid and private cloud deployments Given G

Nvidia begins shipping the A100, its first Ampere-based data center GPU

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Nvidia announced today that its NVIDIA A100 , the first of its GPUs based on its Ampere architecture, is now in full production and has begun shipping to customers globally. Ampere is a big generational jump in Nvidia’s GPU architecture design, providing what the company says is the “largest leap in performance to date” across all eight generations of its graphics hardware. Specifically, the A100

7 top mobility VCs discuss COVID-19 strategies and trends

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As COVID-19 swept across the globe, no sector lay untouched, but perhaps no industry was more disrupted than transportation. Airlines slashed routes, public transit use plummeted, ridership on Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing platforms dropped and shared scooter companies pulled products from city streets. Meanwhile, e-bike sales bloomed and on-demand delivery, including services using autonomou

The Science of Temperature Is Weirder Than You Think

100+Wired / 7h
Getting warm is easy—like falling off a bike. So why is it so hard to be cool?

How to Use Multiple Email Signatures in Gmail

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An email signature is an important way to quickly add a personalized touch to the end of every email you send. But different types of emails call for different signatures. Set up several signatures in your Gmail for work, friends, and family. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

TPG readers share their coronavirus shopping credit card wins

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As I rolled into my second month of sheltering in place, I noticed a marked shift in my spending, from gas to groceries. I won’t lie — I’ve also been using my cards to buy things including crafting supplies, quilting fabric, a fancy office chair, another sewing machine, a new iPad, fancy foam slippers, a new computer monitor and a pair of vintage coupe glasses. For more updates about how coronavi

Intelsat files for bankruptcy protection

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Global satellite operator Intelsat has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the company announced late on Wednesday. Intelsat has attempted to position this as a positive moment that sees it embark on a “financial restructuring” project to enable its future growth, but a bankruptcy filing is seldom cause for celebration. The company cites a need to participate in the FCC’s C-ba

TachyHealth unveils AI-based radiology solution to detect Covid-19 disease

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Dubai-based healthcare startup TachyHealth has unveiled an artificial intelligence radiology solution- AiRay- to assist in the detection of the novel coronavirus disease. The startup has been working on the research and development of this deep learning model for two months using 805 images of laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 chest Computed Tomography images to achieve a validated real-life accuracy

The most aerodynamic Volkswagen ever built was designed in the ’80s

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In the modern EV age, aerodynamics have been prioritized sometimes over style to get as much driving range as possible out of battery packs. Today we know aerodynamic vehicles are more efficient, that fact wasn’t as well-known decades ago. Back in the ’70s, the oil crisis dealt a death blow to the iconic muscle cars packing V-8 engines that were … Continue reading

Portrait of singer Doryce Brown. Label on back: “For...

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Portrait of singer Doryce Brown. Label on back: “For immediate release. Ex Carmen Jones. Doryce Brown, who once appeared in a road company show of Carmen Jones, will appear here in the 9th Annual Courier Concert scheduled at the Olympia Stadium in Detroit on Saturday, May 14. Miss Brown recently signed a long term contract with MGM Records.” Handwritten on back: “Doryce Brown, Courier Concert.” C

VanMoof’s S3 e-bike is better, cheaper, and just as stylish

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VanMoof is like the Allbirds of e-bikes. The upstart has struck a chord with technology-loving people who care deeply about design and sustainable living. That niche, though, is only so large. To grow even further, the company has to move a little more mainstream and make its premium bikes a tad cheaper. That’s where the S3 and X3 come in . Both models — which are practically the same, save for t

SLH Selling Gift Cards With 20% Bonus

One Mile at a Time / 8h
We’re increasingly seeing travel brands get creative when it comes to generating revenue during these tough times. We’re seeing Marriott sell gift cards for 20% off , and we’re seeing Belmond sell gift cards with a 20% bonus . SLH selling gift cards with 20% bonus Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) is a collection of over 530 independent hotels in 90 countries. Many may be familiar with SLH b

How to Change and Create Custom Number Format in Google Sheets

How-To Geek / 8h
By default, Google Sheets doesn’t format numbers. If you’re using the web app for accounting or budgeting purposes, this makes numbers quite hard to read. Thankfully, you can change the number format and create your own custom formats in Google Sheets easily. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Air travel travel won’t return to pre-coronvirus levels until 2023, airline group predicts

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While Florida beaches and Iceland’s Blue Lagoon may tempt some travelers to get off their couches and fly somewhere this summer, air travelers are not expected to return to the skies in large numbers anytime soon. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the largest global airline organization, does not believe traffic numbers to return to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels until around 2

Reddit's new Community Points could be huge for Ethereum

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Reddit is experimenting with cryptocurrency, and though it's currently only a trial, it might turn out to be one of the most important developments in the space. The social news site launched a new feature called Community Points, which are earned by submitting quality content and can be spent on premium features such as badges and emoji (as well as being used for bragging rights). This, in itsel

Xona Space Systems raises $1 million to improve satellite-based navigation services

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San Mateo-based startup Xona Space Systems has raised a $1 million “pre-seed” round led by 1517, and including participation from Seraphim Capital, Trucks Venture Capital and Stellar Solutions. The company is focused on developing a Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) satellite service that it believes can supersede Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), providing big benefits in terms

The Boring Company completes excavation of its Las Vegas tunnels

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company has finished excavating the second of two tunnels planned for the Las Vegas Convention Center’s underground loop transit system , according to The Verge . The city’s Convention Center (the LVCC) enlisted the company last year to develop the mile-long system, which could cost up to $52.5 million and is slated for completion in January 2021. It’ll be the Boring Company’s

Save Up to $300 on a 2019 MacBook Pro

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$150 off MacBook Pro 128GB (2019) | $1,150 | B&H Photo $300 off MacBook Pro 256GB (2019) | $1,200 | B&H Photo Read more...

Belmond Selling Gift Cards With 20% Bonus

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As I wrote about a few days ago, for one week only, Marriott is selling gift cards for 20% off . Well, they’re not the only hotel group to be selling discounted gift cards at the moment. Belmond, which operates luxury hotels, cruises, and trains, is also offering a gift card promotion. Belmond selling gift cards with 20% bonus For a limited time (though the expiration date isn’t published), Belmo

5 Google Meet features for the best video calls possible

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Video chat services are now more necessary than ever and Google Meet is the latest big name to enter the arena. Google's business-focused video conferencing app recently got a free tier for regular folks like you and me. You can pack up to 100 people into a call and, at least until Sept. 30, there isn't a time limit. Take that, Zoom. Anyway, if you're going to use Google Meet to show off your pet

Mideast Peace: Qatar Airways Will Give Free Tickets To Israeli Healthcare Workers

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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 ...

Here's Why You Might Feel Tired After a Video Call

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On an average day, working and socializing can make you tired. When work and social events are all happening via video calls, you’re likely to end up even more exhausted, and here’s why. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Deck Out Your Nintendo Switch with These Skins, Shells, and Custom Buttons

26How-To Geek / 8h
Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite owners are always tempted to buy colorful Joy Cons or limited edition consoles. But you don’t have to blow your life’s savings just to own a good looking Switch. A reasonable $30 to $40 can score you an eye-catching replacement shell, and you can spend even less money tricking out your Switch with a custom skin. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Use tmux on Linux (and Why It’s Better Than Screen)

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The Linux tmux command is a terminal multiplexer, like screen. Its advocates are many and vocal, so we decided to compare the two. Is tmux really better, or is it just a case of preferring what you know? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Brass "Touchless Door Openers" Are Everywhere Now---But Do They Actually Work?

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Brass “touchless” door opening hooks (or keys) are showing up all over the internet with a simple pitch: use them instead of your fingers to open doors and punch keys to protect yourself from germs. Brass is an alloy of copper and usually zinc, and copper does have antimicrobial properties. So, will it protect you from germs and more importantly, COVID-19? Probably not, and here’s why. Read This

Porsche rolls out search platform for its US used-car inventory

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Porsche Cars North America has launched a new online platform called Porsche Finder that lets customers search for used vehicles across its dealership network, the latest step by the automaker to create an online marketplace. The new platform, which was developed by the automaker’s Porsche Digital subsidiary and PCNA, enables customers to search by vehicle model and generation and includes additi

A Secret Space Plane is Carrying a Solar Experiment to Orbit

500+Wired / 8h
The idea of beaming solar energy to Earth with radio waves is decades old. But this weekend, the technology gets its first test in orbit.

Harvard researchers create a soft exosuit that helps stroke victims walk

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In the United States, the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the U.S. is stroke. Approximately 17 million individuals have a stroke each year, and eight out of ten stroke survivors are left with hemiparesis, a type of paralysis that typically impacts the limbs and facial muscles on one side of the body. This type of paralysis usually causes … Continue reading

Kustomer acquires to enhance chatbots on its CRM platform

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Last December, when CRM startup Kustomer was announcing its latest round of funding — a $60 million round led by Coatue — its co-founder and CEO Brad Birnbaum said it would use some of the money to build more RPA-style automations into its platform to expand KustomerIQ, its AI-based product that helps understand and respond to customer enquiries to take some of the more repetitive load off of age

Coronavirus: False claims viewed by millions on YouTube

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About one in four most-viewed coronavirus videos on YouTube contain false claims, research suggests.

The best wireless mice you can buy

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Enlarge / A few of the best wireless mice we've tested. (credit: Jeff Dunn) It wasn't long ago when buying a wireless mouse was an iffy proposition. You could avoid relying on a touchpad and get another cable off your desk, but to do so, you usually had to deal with less stable performance and anemic batteries. Today, the outlook is much rosier. Advances in design, sensor technology, and battery

Galaxy A Quantum uses quantum computing to make unpredictable random numbers

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Samsung seems to have an obsession with bringing “quantum tech” to consumers. Its Quantum LED or QLED screens have become its flagship display tech on TVs and, just recently, on some laptops as well. Now it’s bringing yet another quantum-related technology this time to a smartphone. No, the Samsung Galaxy A Quantum isn’t the world’s first QLED phone. It is, … Continue reading

India is the biggest adopter of digital wallet apps

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The adoption of fintech applications including digital wallets is booming in the Asia Pacific region, according to a new study by Rapyd, a global Fintech as a Service company. The survey said digital wallets are particularly taking off for personal transactions, such as personal repayments from family or friends, rebates, and sale of personal goods or services. Across the seven markets studied, I

Closer scrutiny of Chinese investments sour Xiaomi, Oppo lending plans

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India's decision to scrutinise Chinese investments closely over fears of possible hostile takeovers has caused smartphone manufacturers some jitters. Especially for those from across the border who are having to stall their direct lending schemes in the country. While Xiaomi had launched its online lending service MiCredit last December, another Chinese brand Oppo had followed suit with Oppo Kash

The Morning After: Watch the Unreal 5 engine running on a PlayStation 5

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A lot of people are excited about the new Xbox and the new PlayStation. Both are set to arrive later this year, with fantastical graphic fidelity, minimal load times and all kinds of hardware specs. Then, last week, Microsoft revealed 13 third-party games heading to the Xbox Series X during the console’s launch window this fall. It also gave us a glimpse at ninth-generation console gaming, which

'Hamilton' Is Coming to Disney+ Very Soon

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The musical production, which was recorded in 2016 and was supposed to hit theaters next year, will be available to stream this summer.

7 Best Umbrellas for 2020: Windproof, Cheap (and a Tiny One)

100+Wired / 9h
We found some umbrellas that will protect you from the showers, withstand the wind, and hold up for the long haul.

How Gamers Powered Super-Fast Internet Abroad

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Romania and Singapore don’t seem to have much in common, but they both owe their robust broadband in part to videogame fanatics seeking better connections.

Why Has Covid-19 Hit Seniors So Hard?

300+Wired / 9h
It’s not one thing, it’s everything. Older people are more likely to catch the disease, to suffer from it more severely, and to have a tougher recovery.

Headspace is now free for unemployed Americans

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Samsung's PCIe 4.0 SSDs come in a range of new form factors

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Intel’s “ruler” form factor for NVMe server SSDs once looked radical, but it’s now become mainstream. As evidence, Samsung just introduced a new line of ultra-fast PCIe Gen 4 drives derived from Intel’s original design. The PM9A3 SSDs come not only in the standard M.2 NVMe format, but also in the newfangled E1.S format (a shorter version of Intel’s ruler) and U.2 — which looks like a SATA drive b

Here's What New Zealand Did Today After Two Months of Coronavirus Lockdown

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The government of New Zealand lifted most of the country’s strict lockdown measures today after almost two months. What did New Zealanders do? They went to stores, they got tattoos, they met up with friends (in groups of no more than ten), and they got haircuts. Lots of haircuts. Read more...

Do balance transfers hurt your credit score?

The Points Guy / 9h
Reader Questions are answered twice a week by TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Ethan Steinberg . Before you start opening rewards credit cards it’s very important to understand how the actions you take today will affect your credit score for years to come. The same is true if you’re in debt and working to pay it off. TPG reader Hildy wants to know if she’ll be penalized for using a balance t

Facebook, telcos to build huge subsea cable for Africa and Middle East

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Facebook, and a group of telecom companies including China Mobile International, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, and Vodafone, are collaborating to build the “most comprehensive” subsea cable to serve the African continent and Middle East region where nearly a billion people are still offline. The project, called 2Africa , will see the companies lay cables that will stretch to 37,000km (22,990miles) a

This new malware doesn't even need a connection to infect devices

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Researchers have discovered a new and advanced form of malware capable of bypassing even the most strict security measures. Identified by cybersecurity firm ESET, the newly discovered Ramsay malware appears to have been designed expressly to infiltrate air-gapped devices and networks, which are considered near-impossible to breach. Having infected a machine, the malware reportedly scrapes Word, P

Google Messages rolls out emoji reactions in RCS-only chats

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For years, Apple’s iMessage has been regarded as the gold standard for instant messaging experiences, or at least after BlackBerry Messenger or BBM lost its grandeur. For years, Android users have been longing to have that same native messaging experience or even have iMessage itself on Android, and the new Rich Communication Services or RCS is believed to be a … Continue reading

You can now buy Amazon’s Eero Wi-Fi directly from Apple

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Enlarge / Apple is selling all three Eero variants—clockwise from the top, you're looking at Amazon, Pro, and Beacon. We recommend the Amazon version as the best value by far. (credit: Eero ) Apple is now selling Amazon's three-piece Eero kit directly from to customers in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. As we've reported previously , the three-piece Eero kit—specif

Acer makes remote education affordable - supports teachers

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Over the last couple of months, India has been dealing with possibly the biggest crisis that it may ever face. Sectors like hospitality, aviation, food and recreation etc. have faced the maximum brunt. However, the way schools and colleges with the help of the teachers have hosted remote classes, it has been nothing less than a silver lining in the dark skies. While everyone agrees that most inst

Toshiba's tiny HD TV doubles as an Alexa speaker – with no accessories needed

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The Toshiba WK3 HD TV has been announced for 2020, bringing with it a new, small TV with voice command smarts above and beyond what you might expect. The WK3 will come with built-in Alexa capability – specifically through a microphone embedded into the bezel of the TV itself – in order to respond to on/off commands, volume changes, and the like without having to lift a finger. It's a much more re

Do You Need a High Refresh Rate Monitor for Office Work?

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High refresh rate monitors have traditionally been aimed at gamers, but they have a broader appeal. Device manufacturers like Apple and Samsung have started including displays with high refresh rates in their tablets and phones. So, should you get one for your office computer, as well? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

AirPods deals: the latest Apple sale from Amazon UK can save you up to £40

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AiPods deals and AirPods Pro deals are dropping right now in the UK, showcasing some of the cheapest prices we've seen for months, thanks to the latest Apple sale from Amazon and Laptops Direct. Just back in stock at Amazon is this cheap AirPods deal on the second-generation AirPods with a wireless charging case for just £158.99 (was £199 - a total saving of £40. This Apple sale has been out of s

Researchers say those recovered from SARS-CoV-2 can be a societal shield

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Enlarge / View of blood collection tubes in a rack awaiting SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing. (credit: Getty Images / Barcroft Media ) While many societies remain locked down in various forms of isolation and social distancing, there's a growing population for whom these measures may be irrelevant: those who have had a SARS-CoV-2 infection and cleared it. While we haven't yet ascertained these people'

Looking for iPhone 11 deals on EE? These are hands-down the best choices out there

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Even with the arrival of the new, shiny and very cheap iPhone SE , the iPhone 11 still holds a special place in our hearts as what is probably the best iPhone out there right now. Blending affordability, specs and a stylish design, it continues to be a popular choice, and there are a number of iPhone 11 deals to choose between. So what are the best options for anyone looking for a contract? Well,

Online voting has worked so far, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe

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Enlarge (credit: Shana Novak | Getty Images ) West Virginia state Delegate Eric Porterfield is blind and usually votes at a polling place using an accessible voting machine. He would need assistance to fill out a regular mail-in paper ballot, reducing his ability to keep his votes private. But thanks to a state law passed in January to address accessible remote voting, Porterfield has a new alter

'Normal People' stars test Marianne and Connell's chemistry with random TV scripts and it *works*

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If you haven't already binge-watched Normal People into oblivion, then you need to rectify that glaring mistake immediately. The adaptation of Sally Rooney's novel, which stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal as two troubled teenage lovers, is 12 episodes of pure, tear-jerking joy . But the question is, can Edgar-Jones and Mescal recreate their simmering onscreen chemistry regardless of how sil

It looks like ‘GTA V’ is the next Epic Games Store giveaway

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Epic Games Store gives away free games every week, and it’s next one could be its biggest giveaway yet. A since-deleted tweet from the company’s official Twitter account suggests that gamers could soon snag the mega-popular GTA V for free, to keep forever. According to , the original tweet said players could, “Get Grand Theft Auto V free on PC until May 21. Yours to keep forever on

UJ holds virtual graduation ceremony and launches app

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Openreach to withdraw copper services at 118 exchanges

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Openreach is to accelerate the migration from an analogue to a digital phone network with the withdrawal of copper-based wholesale products in parts of the country in June 2021. BT-owned Openreach wants to complete the switchover from Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to IP by December 2025 so its voice services can compete better with over the top (OTT) offerings such as Skype and WhatsAp

Windows 10 May 2020 Update makes first move in ditching 32-bit support

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The next major Windows 10 update is set to mean big changes for PC makers concerning the versions of software they can offer. Windows 10 May 2020 Update , which is due late in May, will drop support for the 32-bit version of the operating system on the OEM side. In other words, as of the next big update, hardware manufacturers will no longer be offered 32-bit versions of Windows 10 to install on

Mini Rover lifts and wiggles its wheels to walk over sandy lunar hills

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Many people might not understand the fuss over a new rover that lands and rolls over the moon, Mars, or even an asteroid. After all, isn’t it just a crude looking car that happens to have gone outer space? It’s easy to take for granted that these aren’t remote-controlled vehicles but are pretty much the self-driving cars that we can … Continue reading

The 5G Motorola Edge is now available to buy in the UK

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Motorola surprised everyone in April by announcing the Motorola Edge and Edge Plus , its first top-end devices in several years, with specs that soar above those of its G, One or E ranges, and the former of those two devices is available to buy in the UK. The Motorola Edge can be bought from O2's website , as at time of writing O2 is the only network offering the phone, on a range of 5G plans. Yo

India is number one in 4G data usage since lockdown

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Since the nationwide lockdown came into effect in March in India, the entire population has been confined indoors with mobiles and 4G internet as the pivotal support whether it be for working from home, staying in touch with loved ones, or providing e-learning for children. The average time spent on 4G increased by one hour globally, in India the same shot up by 2.2 hours per day. This has result

LinkedIn makes push into virtual events

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LinkedIn has announced a move into the virtual events space with the launch of several new services. The company is merging its Events and LinkedIn Live features into a new offering called Virtual Events, aimed at making it easier for companies to hold live events online. The move will allow companies to limit live events to audiences that have opted in to attend while the relevant event discussi

What's the best teen movie ever?

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Welcome to Pop Culture Throwdown , a weekly column where Mashable's Entertainment team tackles the big questions in life, like what Star Wars movie is best and which superhero would win in a fight. This week, we asked each other ( and all of you, on Twitter ): What's the best teen movie? Let the throwdown begin. Why? #PopCultureThrowdown — Mashable (@mashable) May 12, 2020 10 Things I Hate About

The designer behind Unicode's first gender-inclusive emoji talks about what's next

39Mashable / 10h
When the very first set of emoji was designed by Japanese engineer Shigetaku Kurita in the 1990s, pixel-y dots within a 12-by-12 dot grid were about the entirety of what could be conveyed in emoji form. This made for some relatively rudimentary emoji communication back in the day: A heart here; a hand there. The depth of what you can represent with emoji alone has now vastly expanded, spurring oc

Author Lisa Taddeo on 'Three Women,' sexual desire, and how we judge other women

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This article has been published to coincide with an episode of Mashable's new podcast, History Becomes Her. Listen here. Content warning: This episode contains discussion of grooming and sexual harassment. Lisa Taddeo spent eight years writing Three Women — the best-selling non-fiction book about three women's innermost sexual desires. The American writer drove across the U.S. six times to spend

All of Honor X10 series’ final specs and designs are out

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The Honor X10 and X10 Pro series of 5G handsets will be unveiled in China on May 20. Almost all of the key specifications of these devices have been confirmed, making them Honor’s most-capable mid-rangers to date. Posts on Weibo as well as from Ishan Agarwal give us a pretty comprehensive look at what to expect from the Honor X10 5G series. One of the biggest talking points remains the new chipse

TCL to launch 4K and 8K QLED Android TVs in India next month

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TCL electronics has announced that it will launch its new range of 4K and 8K TVs in India during the month of June. The company also revealed that the new TVs will be based on QLED technology and have all the latest smart TV features. Earlier the company had launched its C8 series of smart TVs in January. According to reports , the new range of 4K and 8K TVs will be based on the new quantum-dot t

Meet the first Bluetooth speaker to come with Alexa built-in... well, sort of

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Finding a Bluetooth speaker that ticks all the boxes can be tricky, especially if you're looking for something that will perform outdoors as well as in your home. Bang & Olufsen claims to have the answer with the second-generation Beosound A1, what it says is "the world’s first Bluetooth speaker with fully integrated Alexa". Now, it's important to take that claim with a pinch of salt – other port

Realme Watch gets closer to its Indian launch, suggests teaser

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Realme’s long-awaited smartwatch is getting close to its launch in India. Madhav Sheth, the company’s CEO took to Twitter to share the first teaser for their next tech-lifestyle product. Realme recently announced two budget smartphones under new Narzo series. The event was hosted online and Madhav Sheth was seen sporting the upcoming smartwatch on the stage. Today, he took Twitter to share the te

Sony sounds confident the PS5 will beat the Xbox Series X in sales

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Sony sounds pretty confident about sales of the PS5 , based on a recent investor call. Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki was asked directly about the PS5 marketing strategy, and whether it's falling behind Xbox. He was specifically asked if he'd give a passing grade to what PlayStation had done. The answer was pretty clear: the sales will ultimately decide. That's according to a tweet from Bloomberg's Takas

Samsung Galaxy A21s leak shows a cheap phone with a massive battery

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If you’re after a new Samsung handset but can’t stomach the price of the Galaxy S20 then the brand might soon have a new option for you, as a big leak has revealed the Samsung Galaxy A21s in full – a phone with a big battery and some similarities to the Galaxy S20, but with a much lower price. Roland Quandt (a reputable leaker) acquired full specs and loads of renders of the Galaxy A21s for Winfu

Houseparty is encouraging people to co-watch videos with friends

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Houseparty has become more popular than ever these past few months after serving as a way for people sheltering at home to go on group video chats. Now, it’s taking the chance to expand its services by hosting a 3-day online festival meant to encourage you to co-watch live videos with friends. According to TechCrunch , the event running from May 15th through the 17th is the first in a series of e

Intel Core i9-10900K CPU might be pricey, but at least you can insure it for overclocking

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Intel’s Core i9-10900K flagship processor is going to take quite a chunk out of your wallet looking at the initial pre-order pricing we’ve just seen, but the better news is at least you can protect the chip – and some other Comet Lake CPUs – with insurance if you’re planning on overclocking. This is courtesy of Intel’s Performance Tuning Protection Plan which the company has just extended to cove

New 'Snowpiercer' series trailer paints a chilly picture of the apocalypse

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We've already had our first glimpse of the new sci-fi series Snowpiercer , courtesy of TNT's trailer last week. But now Netflix (which is distributing Graeme Manson's series in the UK) has released its own two-minute trailer, and it tells a pretty grim story of how the apocalypse came about. "Seven years ago, the world ended," says main character Andre Layton (Daveed Diggs), as we see shots of a

Garmin's new rear-view bike radars warn you about traffic on your tail

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Garmin has launched a pair of new rear-view radars to help cyclists watch our for approaching traffic and take some of the anxiety out of riding on the road. The Garmin Varia RVR315 and RTL515 (the latter of which includes a tail light) attaches to your seat tube and works together with various popular GPS-enabled cycling apps, overlaying extra info on your phone's screen to help you stay safe. H

7 therapy apps for when you really need to talk to someone

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Finding the right mental health counselor or therapist can be a long, frustrating process. Without a recommendation from a trusted friend, it means sorting through internet or insurance listings of therapists, figuring out whether one would be a good fit for your needs, contacting them to see if they’re taking new clients, and possibly waiting days or weeks for an appointment. Talk and text-based

Do your part to flatten the curve with this social distancing care package

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This e-reader lets you write notes on it, and it's on sale for 10% off

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TL;DR: Avoid irritating your eyes and start using a Boox e-reader tablet for up to 10% off as of May 14. Like many people, you're probably either exhausting your Netflix queue, spending too much time on social media, or trying your hand at becoming a TikTok star. Need something else to keep you entertained? Enter: BOOX Poke Pro . Boasting brand new front-light technology, this six-inch e-reader f

Beat the heat by saving $200 on a cool DreamCloud mattress

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TL;DR: Save $200 on a DreamCloud mattress with code MEMORIALDAY through June 1. You’ve swapped out your down comforter with a lighter topper, but your bed is still a sweatbox. What to do? Swap out your mattress instead. Yours might have an unbreathable polyester cover that traps your body heat and makes you toasty. The cashmere-topped DreamCloud mattress will help you stay cool between the sheets

Save 20% on this UV-C sterilizer meant for toilet seats and trash cans

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TL;DR: Build up your bacteria-killing arsenal with a mini UV-C sterilizer light for toilets and trash cans for $31.99, a 20% savings as of May 14. If 2019 was the year of " decluttering ," 2020 is the year of "disinfecting." COVID-19 has effectively turned us into germaphobes — and rightly so. While last year we were spending our cash on small boxes and cable organizers, this year we're all about

This weird, upside-down toothbrush holder is on sale for 23% off

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TL;DR: Dry your toothbrush more easily with a SensiFresh Toothbrush Holder for $22.99, a 23% savings as of May 14. As we're forced to reevaluate our health and hygiene habits, we tend to focus on hand-washing and sanitizing surfaces. But here's the thing: there's a lot of stuff in your home that could use an overhaul — some of which you use every single day. Case in point: your toothbrush. You us

Practical home security with PoE technology

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Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) is a brilliant technology for powering all kinds of devices for both home security systems and business security camera systems , using nothing but standard network cables. Whatever device you choose to hook up with it, data and power will be carried over a single cable, removing the need to worry about electrical power connection and installation. Because of this single

Amazon Fire TV takes on Roku and Samsung with new free TV tab

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The Amazon Fire TV interface is doubling down on free TV streaming, with a new, dedicated tab for all the content on Fire TV you don't have to pay for. Titled simply 'Free', the new tab sits on the Fire TV's navigation bar, collating together the freely available programming in one handy place. In a blog post , senior product marketing manager Michael Polin wrote that, "The new Free tab offers cu

Ford Mustang Mach-E electric car will get wireless upgrades without you even noticing

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Ford has confirmed that its first fully electric car will receive over-the-air updates that can be downloaded in the background without you even noticing. The Ford Mustang Mach-E is expected to arrive with customers later this year, but the car you buy has the potential to adapt, improve and unlock new features throughout its lifetime, without having to even leave your driveway. Ford says the pot

Dell wants to make remote working a permanent fixture

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The CEO of Dell Technologies has announced that the company will ask the majority of its workforce to continue working remotely from their home even after the effect of coronavirus pandemic outbreak dwindles. Michael Dell's statement came after a lot of companies have relaxed their norms allowing employees to work remotely for a longer duration as a part of their business continuity planning. Del

Call of Duty: Classified rumor suggests the Black Ops reboot could be set in Vietnam

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Could the Call of Duty series be about to return to the brooding era of the Cold War? That's what's being suggested by the latest rumors that point to a new Black Ops game being released this year – a 'soft reboot' tentatively titled Call of Duty: Classified. Building on reports previously shared by Kotaku , Reddit user SunnyMatrix claims to have spoken to "a source that is involved in primarily

Liv Little on gal-dem's new podcast and the importance of representation when you're growing up

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"I am the strong friend, this is my cry for help," declares Candice Carty-Williams, author of best-selling novel Queenie, in the opening moments of gal-dem 's new podcast Growing up with gal-dem . The British novelist goes on to read an extract from her phone notes written in 2012 during a time in her life when she was grappling with anxiety and grief — when her best friend was diagnosed with ter

Vodacom joins forces with Google for internet balloons

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ICT spending in Mideast, Turkey and Africa revised down further due to Covid-19

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The global Covid-19 outbreak continues to pose significant challenges to the world economy and its potential recovery outlook. The impact on the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (Meta) region have been no different, although some countries are now exploring ways to restart economic activity in measured steps. Meanwhile, the ICT industry continues to experience the effects of this economic shock an

Behold the breathtaking catalog of Mars landscapes

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Will Whatsapp Pay launch in India be delayed?

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Whatsapp, owned by social media giant Facebook, may not be able to launch its much-awaited payment service until the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) gives it the go-ahead. WhatsApp has assured the Supreme Court that it will not roll out its payment services without complying with all payment regulations and norms in the country. Whatsapp Pay, the messaging platform’s payments arm, was expected to lau

Hackers demand $21 million ransom from lawyer to the stars

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A group of cybercriminals is demanding a $21 million ransom from a New York-based law firm representing megastars like Lady Gaga, Madonna and Elton John, according to The New York Post . The infiltrators, which are believed to be part of a group called REvil or Sodinokibi, claim to have stolen 756 gigabytes of data from Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks’ computers. They also claim that the data cach

Philippines-based home services platform GoodWork gets $1.6 million to expand in Southeast Asia

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GoodWork , a Philippines-based booking platform for home services, has raised a $1.6 million seed round it will use to expand into new Southeast Asian markets. The funding was led by Chaac Ventures, a firm that backs Princeton alumni ( GoodWork co-founder and CEO Andrew Koger earned his bachelor of arts at the university), and includes participation from Elysium Ventures, Kairos K50 and angel inv

The future of networking is happening at the edge

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Networks are changing. Its future and much of the innovation and profitability are happening at the edge. There’s a shift starting to take place and it’s one that you can’t ignore if you want to take advantage of the possibilities the network edge provides. Applications are expected to move from data centers to the edge and in doing so, will open up a huge new market opportunity. The numbers tell

China’s ‘OK Boomer’: Generations Clash Over the Nation’s Future

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A commercial extolling Chinese youths has set off a debate over whether they are too nationalistic — and their prospects too limited — for the country’s good.

Whatsapp Pay launch in India delayed - no clearance from RBI

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Whatsapp, owned by social media giant Facebook, won’t be able to launch its much-awaited payment service until the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) gives it the go-ahead. Whatsapp Pay, the messaging platform’s payments arm, was expected to launch by the end of May with its already established user base of about one million. This number is part of Whatsapp Pay’s trial run phase and the service would ev

South Africans can see the Space Station this month

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App to inhibit poaching being used to track COVID-19

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Slack's redesigned mobile apps are less likely to make you bang your head against a wall

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Slack is a great app — I use it every day as my primary means of business communication, and I love its design, responsiveness, and robust multi-platform support. Its mobile apps can also be maddeningly frustrating, especially when you're looking to do something simple, like compose a new direct message, and you can't find a way to do it. With a new redesign that started rolling out Wednesday, Sl

How to ensure your virtual meeting goes well

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Bang & Olufsen adds Alexa to its Beosound A1 Bluetooth speaker

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Back in 2016, Bang & Olufsen announced its first compact Bluetooth speaker. The Beoplay A1 is a small disc-shaped device with big sound and 24-hour battery life. Like all B&O gear, it also came with a premium price to go with those premium materials. Today, the company is introducing the 2nd-