Thursday, May 14, 2020

TPS Consulting Thursday Evening Post


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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

Delta sending Airbus A350s to Los Angeles, will close Cincinnati pilot base

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Delta Air Lines has settled on a post-coronavirus pandemic plan for its fleet and map. The plan will see Airbus A350s coming to Los Angeles but also a goodbye to its long-time Cincinnati pilot base. In a memo to pilots on Thursday, the Atlanta-based carrier outlined numerous fleet — and subsequent staffing — changes that aim to make Delta a more efficient and nimble airline. The changes include d

Apple could launch an 'affordable' 10-inch iPad this year

Engadget / 10min
Apple may have a couple more product launches scheduled for late 2020 and early 2021 despite production issues brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. According to notable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the tech giant could launch an affordable 10.8-inch iPad in the second half of the year and a new iPad mini that’s between 8.5 and 9 inches in size in the first half of 2021. Kuo said the upcoming model

Ghost of Tsushima will play like a classic samurai movie

SlashGear / 12min
The PlayStation 5 may be just around the corner but the PlayStation 4 will still have some new titles coming to give the console its best exit. Iron Man VR will soon let you get a glimpse of the future and the newly announced Ghost of Tsushima will take you back to the past. But more than just a historical … Continue reading

TSMC to build a $12 billion advanced semiconductor plant in Arizona with U.S. government support

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. , the world’s largest contract semiconductor foundry, said today that it plans to build an advanced chip foundry in Arizona with support from the state and the United States federal government. The announcement follows a Wall Street Journal report earlier this week that White House officials were in talks with TSMC and Intel to build foundries in the U.S., a

This is the world’s slowest laptop, yet people can't wait to buy it

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PC enthusiasts have flocked to crowdfunding platform Crowdsupply to back an ongoing campaign for a unique new laptop: the MNT Reform . In a nutshell, the device promises to be open, customizable, hackable and entirely transparent. It's also the only notebook in existence that complies in full with the standards of the Open Source Hardware Association. At the time of writing, 108 backers have comm

Galaxy Note 20 leaks hint at the improvements that Samsung needs

SlashGear / 48min
Calling the Galaxy S20 a moderate success might be too generous. While not exactly a disaster, the reception of Samsung’s latest flagship has been relatively lukewarm due to a combination of a global health crisis, exorbitant pricing, and excessive features. There are rumors that the company might scale back some of those in the Galaxy Note 20 while also pushing … Continue reading

This Proposed Bill Would Protect Health Data Shared on Coronavirus Contact-Tracing Apps

Gizmodo / 1h
On Thursday, Democrats from both houses of Congress introduced the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act, legislation that aims to safeguard the kind of health data consumers can share with contact-tracing apps and, hopefully, satisfy privacy concerns that would make many Americans hesitant to download them in the first… Read more...

COVID-19 linked to 30-fold increase in rare childhood inflammatory disease

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Enlarge / Boston Medical Center Child Life Specialist Karlie Bittrich sees to a baby while in a pediatrics tent set up outside of Boston Medical Center in Boston on April 29, 2020. (credit: Getty | Boston Globe ) Evidence is stacking up to support a link between COVID-19 and a rare, mysterious inflammatory disease in children, which can be life-threatening. Though reports of the new disease have

Nintendo Switch Online now boasts 82 NES and SNES games

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Despite how gaming advocates push for the image of games as more than just pointless pastimes, the gaming industry as a whole has been terrible at recording and keeping its own history (ironic given its use of save game systems). This threatens to deprive future generations of the fun and sometimes ludicrous games of the past and, hopefully, learn from … Continue reading

NVIDIA GeForce Now adds new games in the face of publisher walkout

SlashGear / 1h
What should have been a milestone in the fledgling game streaming market turned into a rather controversial scene. NVIDIA’s GeForce Now, which has been in limited beta for months, finally opened up to everyone earlier this year. Unfortunately, misunderstandings and contracts caused some big-name publishers to withdraw from the service. NVIDIA, however, promised that it would add more games every

Netflix video quality remains throttled, to the annoyance of premium users

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Earlier this year Netflix announced that it would cut streaming video quality to reduce the amount of bandwidth consumed by its users during the pandemic. With more people working from home than ever before, the company's decision made sense at the time. However, it has now been almost two months and Netflix customers in Europe and the UK are upset with the streaming service for still delivering

Immunai wants to map the entire immune system and raised $20 million in seed funding to do it

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For the past two years the founding team of Immunai had been working stealthily to develop a new technology to map the immune system of any patient. Founded by Noam Solomon, a Harvard and MIT-educated postdoctoral researcher, and former Palantir engineer, Luis Voloch, Immunai was born from the two men’s interest in computational biology and systems engineering. When the two were introduced to Ans

Grand Theft Auto free download crashes Epic Games store

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Within minutes of the offer going live the website began experiencing glitches.

Amazon to sell its own face shields and this is normal now

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Amazon is getting into the personal protective equipment (PPE) business. In a Thursday blog post , Amazon vice president Brad Porter announced his company's plan to manufacture face shields — like the one pictured above — at scale. What's more, at some indeterminate future date, the company intends to sell them to customers. According to Porter, Amazon took an open-source design, refined it, and

'Ghost of Tsushima' will feature black-and-white samurai cinema mode

Ghost SP Tsushima Gameplay100Engadget / 2h
You’ll have to follow the wind and the wild animals to find new places and points of interest in the world of the Ghost of Tsushima . That’s one of the gameplay elements Sucker Punch Productions showcased during Sony’s latest State of Play episode, which lasted 18 minutes and revealed more of what you can expect from the samurai action-adventure title. The developer also showed the differences in

You can now co-watch HBO with your faraway friends

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New iPad and iPad mini are still coming

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Apple recently launched new iPad Pros to much fanfare but, truth be told, it was really the new Magic Keyboard and its built-in trackpad that actually made that launch interesting. For some users, however, the price of an iPad Pro is still an extremely high barrier to entry and would prefer an updated but still affordable Apple slate. According to … Continue reading

Joy of joys, Facebook Messenger Rooms have arrived in the U.S.

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It's the moment at least a couple people have been waiting for: Facebook Messenger Rooms have dropped. Mark Zuckerberg announced in a Facebook post Thursday that Messenger Rooms, the social media network's answer to Zoom, are now available to everyone in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The video chat feature will be also be available globally "in the next week." Facebook first announced the feature

This new AI camera sensor could make CCTVs frighteningly smart

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Sending images and videos to the cloud to be analyzed not only takes more time but also raises privacy concerns which is why Sony has announced the world's first image sensors with built-in AI . The new IMX500 and IMX501 intelligent vision sensors incorporate a logic processor and memory which allows cameras equipped with them to perform machine learning-powered computer vision tasks without the

One US Airline Says Its Customers Are Less Afraid Of Coronavirus

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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 ...

How to download free ebooks and digital audiobooks from public libraries

44Mashable / 3h
On a typical day, public libraries would encourage you to stop by and browse its aisles, peruse its books, and maybe even borrow a few favorites from the circulation desk. But these are not typical times. Nowadays with coronavirus, public libraries look more like meal distributors, emergency childcare centers, makeshift homeless shelters, and suppliers of 3D-printed personal protection equipment

Steam uses AI to find interesting games you already own

64Engadget / 3h
Valve launched Steam Labs late last year as a way to test out new features for its PC games store. While it already brought the machine learning-based Interactive Recommender from Labs to the regular Library, the latest client update adds a wrinkle with Play Next . Instead of suggesting new games for you to buy, it has suggestions from the unplayed games that you already own. Microsoft launched a

Apple’s augmented reality glasses tipped to still be years from launch

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We’ve been hearing rumors about a pair of Apple smart glasses, ones that will potentially revolve around augmented reality, for years. The company has made it clear that it is interested in augmented reality, something increasingly facilitated by its high-end iPad models and detailed in a number of patents. According to a new report, we still may be years away … Continue reading

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...

Futurists predict what your sex life may look like after the pandemic

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The macro effects of the coronavirus impact are undeniable: Tens of thousands of lives lost , mass unemployment , life seemingly suspended in midair. But the pandemic's impacts have also rippled down to the minutiae of daily life, like social media behavior and messages on dating apps . Uncertainty is now an inescapable presence. As someone who's single, I often toil over what sex and dating will

Americans already making far-flung bookings for next year, says cruise line CEO

The Points Guy / 4h
As Americans return to travel in the coming months, many industry watchers think they’ll be looking for destinations that are close to home and easy to reach. Driving trips will be popular. So will weekend getaways. More ambitious travel that involves long-distance flying will be out. But Frank Del Rio, the president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, isn’t convinced. The hard data that h

How to Find Where Your Favorite Movie Is Streaming

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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...

Chrome will soon limit some ads to protect battery life and data

SlashGear / 4h
Google has announced plans to start limiting the amount of resources ads can use before the user interacts with them, something that will crackdown on the small percentage of poorly optimizing or otherwise problematic advertisements that use up data and drain battery life. Under this change, users will see some ads that show an error page after a short period … Continue reading

An Imaginary Friend Sparks Very Real Horrors in the Creepy Z

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Kids dream up imaginary friends all the time. But when a kid who happens to be a character in a scary movie suddenly announces an invisible new playmate, it’s never something to be treated lightly—a lesson that the family in Z , Shudder’s latest original, learns the hard way. Read more...

Quiz miniseries revisits notorious 2001 game-show cheating scandal

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The new miniseries Quiz was a ratings hit when it debuted in the UK in April. Now it's coming to AMC. It all started with a well-timed cough. In 2001, a former British army major, Charles Ingram , was a contestant on the wildly popular game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Ingram unexpectedly won the £1,000,000 jackpot but was subsequently tried and convicted for cheating, along with his wife

The Guns Have Continued to Flow in States Where Gun Stores Were Supposed to Shut Down

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Wow, shocker: Gun stores in at least five states where firearm dealers were supposed to shutter in April due to the coronavirus pandemic have refused to do so and likely made tens of thousands of sales, according to a report in USA Today in collaboration with the Trace . Read more...

Tesla Factory Inspected by Police While It's Supposed to Be Shut Down, Elon Not Arrested

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The Fremont Police Department this week conducted an inspection of Tesla’s Fremont, California, factory to assess the facility’s safety measures and its degree of operation, a police spokesperson said, the latest development in the county’s standoff with CEO Elon Musk over the latter’s very dramatic, incredibly stupid… Read more...

Breath of the samurai: Sony’s Ghost of Tsushima finally looks like a video game

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It wouldn't be a massive open-world video game without a helpful fox, right? In terms of Tsushima 's gameplay, foxes and other wildlife sometimes act as guides to your next destination. [credit: Sony / Sucker Punch ] A Thursday video from PlayStation finally cleared up some mysteries about Ghost of Tsushima , the newest PlayStation 4-exclusive game from Sucker Punch launching on July 17. What had

Chase Credit Card Spending Dropped 40%

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Spending on Chase credit cards fell 8 times as much as average credit card spending during the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic according to the J.P. Morgan Chase Institute. A new study using anonymized transaction date from 8 million customers found that spending on Chase cards dropped 40% year-over-year between March 1 and April 11. Continue reading ...

This 8-hour health screening could be the new norm for international travel

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Hong Kong was part of the initial wave of countries impacted by the coronavirus , and has closed its borders to non-residents since March. However, locals are still allowed to enter — with a number of caveats, including an incredibly stringent health screening process. Related: A country-by-country guide to coronavirus recovery Hong Kong-based journalist Laurel Chor documented her experience at H

The US Says Chinese Hackers Went Too Far During the Covid-19 Crisis

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The FBI and DHS say that Beijing's hacking “jeopardizes” the delivery of much-needed Covid-19 treatment options.

Amazon develops NIH-approved face shield for healthcare workers

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Amazon employees have developed and refined a face shield designed for use by medical professionals, helping protect them from the novel coronavirus behind COVID-19. The face shield started out as a small community project that soon caught the attention of an Amazon employee who got other workers on board with the effort. Soon enough, a refined face shield was developed … Continue reading

Dead Drop: The Human Is an Animal That Schemes

Gizmodo / 5h
Why do Americans apply the word “murder” to “murder hornets”? This is a question that The New Yorker asked on Wednesday. “A murder requires premeditation. We don’t speak of bears or tigers murdering people,” the author explained while laying out their thought process. They suspect that the monicker is a mangled… Read more...

The new documentary ‘Spacedrop’ takes viewers inside a simulated space quarantine

NASA Tesla SpaceX Two100+TechCrunch / 6h
“The first Asian Jew in fake space” — that’s how Josh Burstein introduced himself to me when we hopped on the phone earlier this week. The fake space in question is the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS), where NASA has been periodically isolating teams of astronauts to study how they respond to the stresses of space exploration — and where Burstein was stationed last year .

Ghost of Tsushima looks like a mash-up between a Kurosawa film and Assassin's Creed

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After having some concerns that Ghost of Tsushima might be a carbon copy of last year’s excellent and totally inimitable Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice , it’s clear now that Sucker Punch’s next game is two parts Kurosawa film and one part Assassin’s Creed. That was some insight we gleaned from Sony’s latest State of Play showcase that aired on Thursday, May 14 where the publisher gave us an extensive

There’s a new shortest airline route in the US and it’s just 29 miles

400+The Points Guy / 6h
American Airlines has a new feather in its cap: the new shortest route in the U.S., and it has the federal government’s coronavirus aid package to thank for it. In order to meet the conditions of the CARES Act aid it received, the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier is flying a circular route to destinations in the mountains of Colorado: Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Vail (EGE), on to Aspen (ASE), then

How to Start Exercising

27Lifehacker / 6h
Reading about exercise when you don’t do it is like looking up at a speeding train on an overpass. I’d be doing fine if I were up there , you think, but I’m down here, and I’ve got no momentum. Read more...

Ask Dr. NerdLove: Help, I’m Only Attracted to 2D Characters

100+Lifehacker / 6h
Hello, all you horrormonkeys of Internet love, and welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove , the only advice column that’s the hidden blade of love to all of your relationship woes and foes. Read more...

Sony AR app shows if a new TV will fit your room

100+Engadget / 6h
Sony thinks it can use technology to address one of the most common hassles with TV shopping: making sure your new set will fit properly. It’s rolling out an Envision TV AR app for Android and iOS that, as the name implies, uses augmented reality to show how Sony sets will look in your living space. Once you’ve picked a TV and screen size, you just have to place a virtual target to see how well t

Coronavirus: Amazon to make face shields and sell at cost

Amazon Jeff Bezos 8500+BBC News - Technology / 6h
The online retailer will sell protective equipment without making a profit in the United States.

Be the Chef You Wanna Be With an Epicurious 11-Piece Cookware Set

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Now $55 Auff, Git Wicked Smaaht Listening to Podcasts With Wicked Audio's Hum 900 Wireless Headphones

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Research Spacecraft May Pass Through Tail of Dead Comet

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Happy Accident Astronomers hoped to study a comet named ATLAS when it passed through our solar system, but in April it started to disintegrate. But reports that NASA and the European Space Agency may have an extremely fortuitous opportunity to analyze it all the same. That’s because Solar Orbiter, a spacecraft operated by the two agencies that studies our Sun, happens to be on the exact

You Need to Update Adobe Acrobat for macOS Right Now

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If you use Adobe Acrobat DC and you’re on a Mac, you should update your software right now, because Adobe just pushed out a patch that fixes three critical vulnerabilities. Read more...

Let this accidental pasta smiley face fill you with the smallest amount of joy

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These days we'll take hope anywhere we can find it, and today, that hope comes from an accidental smiley face found in some pasta. On Tuesday, Matthew Burnside tweeted to announce that his wife had witnessed a miracle. He explained that she "yelled across the house with an urgency" that made him sprint to her side. He thought something horrible had happened, but when he arrived in the kitchen she

This is Apple’s supplier strategy during COVID-19

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Apple has detailed the safety changes made to its supply chain in a world impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The information was provided in the company’s latest Supplier Responsibility Progress Report with Apple SVP of Operations Sabih Khan explaining that, among other things, “From the outset, we worked with our suppliers to develop and execute a plan that puts … Continue reading

Everything you need to know about a future cruise credit

The Points Guy / 6h
Do you suddenly find yourself in possession of something called a future cruise credit? If so, you’re not alone. By our back-of-the-envelope calculations, more than 5 million cruisers are now holding one of those credits, or soon will get one. Cruise lines have been offering the credits to customers on sailings that have been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak , in lieu of a refund. They’re

'Crusader Kings III' brings medieval politics to your PC on September 1st

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The Crusader Kings strategy game series is finally close to getting a third entry more than eight years after the second. Paradox has announced that Crusader Kings III will be available September 1st, 2020, with plans to once again release it on Mac, Linux and Windows. There are major upgrades in store, although it’s clear the developers aren’t straying far from the formula — this is still the dy

Use These Gestures to Zip Through YouTube Videos

20Lifehacker / 6h
Tapping around your screen is for suckers. If you really want to navigate your way through the YouTube app on Android and iOS, there are four gestures worth knowing about—and odds are good you’ve already stumbled across one (or most) of them during your daily YouTube binges. Read more...

NVIDIA A100, the first Ampere GPU, is an absolute monster

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NVIDIA made a lot of announcements during its GTC 2020 keynote today, but at the center of many of them is the company’s new Ampere GPU architecture. Ampere is something that’s been rumored for quite some time, and the first GPU that will use the architecture – the NVIDIA A100 – is quite the capable piece of hardware. Before you … Continue reading

How whipped coffee works, according to a scientist

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You've probably seen Dalgona coffee all over your social media feeds. After one too many failed attempts to make the viral fluffy drink, I turned to a biochemist for answers. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Coffee , Dalgona , Whipped Coffee , and Viral Trend

Sony shows off first combination image sensor and AI chip

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Sony has developed an interesting new hybrid technology: An image sensor with AI processing system built into the hardware , making it a single integrated system. The benefits and applications for this are potentially enormous as imagery and code continue to merge . The idea is fairly simple in concept. You take a traditional CMOS image sensor like you’d find in any phone or camera today and stac

HBO Beats Netflix to Officially Rolling Out One of the Most Coveted Features in Streaming

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As many of us are sheltering in place or social distancing right now, our ways of connecting with friends and family have been severely limited. One way we’re still able to connect with others, regardless of their physical distance from us, is watching a movie together on the same streaming service. But if you’ve… Read more...

Why did Apple buy NextVR?

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After plenty of talk about AR as the next computing platform, Apple may have more interest in virtual reality than they’ve previously forecasted. Following an April report from 9to5mac , today Apple confirmed to Bloomberg the acquisition of VR broadcasting startup NextVR. A note on NextVR’s website now highlights that the company is “moving in a new direction.” At face value, this acquisition see

Success With Qatar Airways’ Insane Rebooking Policy

200+One Mile at a Time / 7h
I’ll keep this short. I’ve written about Qatar Airways’ insanely generous rebooking policy , allowing you to change your destination by up to 5,000 miles. The terms absolutely supported that this would work, the question was whether it would work in practice. Well, I’ve now received the first verified report from a reader regarding this. Reader Ryan booked a roundtrip ticket from Philadelphia to

Popular VPN jumps on WireGuard bandwagon

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VyprVPN is the latest VPN provider to add WireGuard to its Android, iOS, Mac and Windows apps with the release of the VyprVPN 4.0 beta. WireGuard is a new VPN protocol , built by Edge Security's founder Jason A. Donenfeld, which uses state-of-the-art cryptography to provide users with the highest level of privacy, security and speed. VyprVPN is so excited about this new protocol that the company

Amazon Prime Video releases Zoom backgrounds for 'Fleabag,' 'Maisel,' and more

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Mophie's latest battery bank can charge itself wirelessly

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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)

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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

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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 / 7h
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

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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 / 7h
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

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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

20How-To Geek / 7h
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

20How-To Geek / 7h
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 era

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“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

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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

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Enlarge / These aren't exactly ponies, but we'll get to that. (credit: Mane6 ) This is a coronavirus story with a happy ending. We could all use a happy ending right now—remember those? It all starts over seven years ago, long before "pandemic" was a word you had to hear every day, with a group of fans of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic TV series. Back in this more innocent time, you migh

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

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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

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

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One of Richard Burr’s chief responsibilities in the Senate was to provide oversight of the FBI’s intelligence operations. But he often instead served 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Mpow Flame Bluetooth Headphones $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 �

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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Because, why not?

The Best Herb and Produce Keepers for Every Fridge

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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 easi