Thursday, May 21, 2020

TPS Consulting Thursday Morning Edition


The best Bluetooth speakers available in India 2020

4KTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Best Bluetooth Speakers Buying Guide: Welcome to TechRadar India's round-up of the best Bluetooth speakers in 2020. Bluetooth speakers have fast become a much sought-after accessory in the past few years. And understandably so, they bring portability along with the sound quality that smartphones can’t offer. And along with the tether free wireless design, it becomes the go-to audio solution for b

Coronavirus: Afghan girls make ventilators out of car parts

100KBBC News - Technology / 9h
The award-winning schoolgirl team is racing against time to help coronavirus patients.

Original Xbox's complete source code leaked online

Xbox Microsoft 3.5500+Engadget / 2h
The original Xbox was a new frontier for modders and tinkerers, as the included hard drive made it easy to install unofficial dashboards and pirated games. Those enthusiasts might be getting a flashback to 2002, as the official Xbox OS has leaked online, according to The Verge . This includes the Xbox dev kit, emulators, build environments, documentation and the kernel itself. These kinds of leak

Robot dog tries to herd sheep

BBC News - Technology / 5min
The Spot robot was designed for search and rescue - but may find work in the farming industry.

How to Read a COVID-19 Graph

Lifehacker / 6min
When you see a flat line on a graph, it’s tempting to think, “Oh hey, at least the situation isn’t getting any worse!” But one of the common types of charts we see for COVID-19 is of new cases per day. In that case, a flat line means that things are, in fact, still getting worse. Read more...

Hotels Consider Adding COVID-19 Surcharges

39One Mile at a Time / 8min
“Destination fees” have been one of the most annoying trends we’ve seen in the hotel industry in recent years. Well, get ready, because a COVID-19 fee or surcharge could be the next thing added to your hotel bill once travel resumes. Hotels may add COVID-19 fees Many hotel loyalty programs have private online communities they use to get feedback from customers. A reader shares with me that a majo

Video shows precise moment of Michigan's disastrous dam failure

Mashable / 9min
After getting deluged with unusually extreme rains for two straight days, two critical dams in Michigan failed this week. The failures led to unprecedented flooding in Midland County, and the evacuation of towns submerged in floodwaters. "This is unlike anything we’ve seen in Midland County," Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement . Heavier rains are a well-understood consequence

Rest easy with up to $400 off a Leesa mattress during their Memorial Day sale

Mashable / 9min
TL;DR: Save up to $400 on a new Leesa mattress during the Memorial Day sale as of May 21. That includes savings on both hybrid and all-foam mattresses plus free, no-contact delivery. Memorial Day weekend is almost here, and that means a complete cascade of mattress sales. We've already highlighted a few of our favorite online mattress stores from Allswell to Purple . But you can't have too many o

Robots! (Don’t Get Too Excited.)

84NYT > Technology / 20min
Robots are cool. But we should be skeptical of emerging technology.

Facebook Is Turning to AI to Teach Kids About Stranger Danger

Facebook MessengerGizmodo / 20min
Scams and creepers abound on Facebook Messenger. To combat them, Facebook is now turning to artificial intelligence. A new AI-powered safety feature for Messenger will now help people, particularly kids, identify bad actors and notify them about suspect accounts—all without reading the actual messages themselves. Read more...

Civilization VI is now free on Epic Games Store – could Borderlands: The Handsome Collection be next?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 21min
Civilization VI is the latest high-profile PC game to be given away by the Epic Games Store, following hot on the carjacking heels of Grand Theft Auto V . Sid Meier’s strategy epic is another pretty incredible freebie which is available to grab now, and will be until May 28. All you need to do is head on over to the Epic Games Store , where you must have an account and have turned on two-factor a

Video Chat Juries and the Future of Criminal Justice

64Wired / 23min
Could a trial by one's peers still work, when all one's peers are WFH?

Daily Crunch: Twitter tests limiting replies

48TechCrunch / 23min
Twitter is giving users tools to avoid abusive or annoying replies, MakeSpace raises $55 million and Sphero gets a new CEO and a new spinoff. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 21, 2020. 1. Twitter is testing a feature that limits who can reply to your tweets Users can pick from one of three options: Everyone, People You Follow and Only People You Mention. If you opt for either of the latter, the r

Google Maps will highlight accessible locations with a wheelchair icon

Google Maps AP WheelchairEngadget / 26min
Google is introducing a new Accessible Places feature to Maps and search that the company says will make it easier for wheelchair users to see if a location they want to visit is accommodating to their needs. When you enable the functionality, you'll see a wheelchair icon whenever a business or public venue has an accessible entrance. You'll also be able to see if it has accessible seating, washr

Google Maps update adds new wheelchair-friendly feature - here's how to get it

Google Maps AP Wheelchair20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 28min
A new Google Maps update is bringing a feature to aid those in wheelchairs, as it will now list accessible places within the app. Available starting from May 21, 2020 and rolling out gradually, the new "Accessible Places" feature will be an option users will be able to turn on, "to have wheelchair accessibility information more prominently displayed in search results and in Google Maps." The upda

The Trash app’s new features can create AI-edited music videos and more

100+TechCrunch / 31min
The team behind Trash , an app that uses artificial intelligence to edit your video footage, launched a number of new features this week that should make it more useful for anyone — but especially independent musicians. I wrote about the startup last summer , when CEO Hannah Donovan told me that her work as Vine’s general manager convinced her that most people will never feel like they have the t

Bias FX 2 turns your iOS device into a portable guitar rig

Engadget / 38min
Positive Grid ’s Bias FX Mobile app for iOS lets you plug in your guitar and sculpt out a custom tone. Today, the company released a new version of the software -- and the update contains more than just a few tweaks. The sounds engine of Bias FX 2 has been rebuilt from the ground up, and a variety of features add new ways to tweak your tone ad infinitum as well as, you know, actually play. Like b

'Normal People' producer calls out Pornhub for pirated sex scenes

Mashable / 40min
When Hulu's adaptation of Sally Rooney's novel Normal People dropped last month, its sex scenes were undeniably arousing. The Cut's advice, for example, was to watch the series with a vibrator . The sensuality of the scenes weren't a mistake, either: The show had an on-set intimacy coordinator to choreograph moves. But it's not just (lonely, horny) viewers that took note of Normal People' s eroti

Prisoners' Tools Found Hidden in Chimney at Auschwitz

Gizmodo / 44min
A team working to restore a historic building at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland have stumbled upon numerous items hidden by prisoners inside a chimney. Read more...

X-rays reveal the key to preserving Edvard Munch’s The Scream

40Ars Technica / 47min
The Scream Enlarge / Edvard Munch's 1910 version of The Scream shows signs of degradation. New synchrotron radiation analysis provides a key to its preservation. (credit: Edvard Munch / Aurich Lawson) Edvard Munch's The Scream is one of the most iconic paintings of the modern era, inspiring silkscreen prints by Andy Warhol, the killer's mask in the 1996 film Scream , and the appearance of an alie

Grandmother ordered to delete Facebook photos under GDPR

100+BBC News - Technology / 47min
Privacy laws mean a grandmother needs her daughter's permission to post photos of her grandchildren.

Between This One Couple, There Are Over 1,500 Transformers and 300 Barbie Dolls

Gizmodo / 50min
One can spend hours combing through the web looking up his or her next procurement and it can get a little lonely when there aren’t meets to attend and fellow fans to hang out with. Luckily for Mike and Amanda Kieler, they’ve found solidarity in collecting togther, even if their collections are wildly different. Read more...

Only for Nordstrom enthusiasts: Nordstrom Visa Signature Card review

The Points Guy / 53min
Nordstrom Visa Signature Card Overview The Nordstrom Visa Signature Card offers a way to earn rewards on Nordstrom and a couple of popular spending categories. However, its unimpressive sign-up bonus and inflexible redemption options make it a lackluster card overall. Card Rating: ½ *Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG’s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer. Are you a frequent

Spotify will let employees work from home through the end of year

40TechCrunch / 54min
Spotify this week joined a growing number of tech giants expanding their work from home policies as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drag on. While not as radical as Twitter’s recent decision to let staff work from home forever, the music streaming service’s move does represent increased openness to the arrangement. First noted by Variety , the new policy allows staff to continue working from h

Netflix to start cancelling inactive customers’ subscriptions

86TechCrunch / 54min
Netflix said Thursday it will ask users who have not watched anything on the on-demand video streaming service in a year or more if they wish to maintain their subscription — and will cancel the subscription if it does not receive a confirmation. The company said it has started to notify customers who have’t watched anything on the service in 12 months since they became a subscriber to check if t

Rub a Garlic Clove Around the Inside of Your Bloody Mary Glass

24Lifehacker / 55min
It is hard, in my opinion, to add enough garlic to food, let alone too much. I usually double (or triple) the amount called for in a recipe, and I have been known to add it to recipes that did not call for it all. But things get tricky when you try to add garlic to drinks, even umami-packed, savory beverages like a… Read more...

G2A confirms stolen game key sales, pays $40,000 to Factorio devs

24Ars Technica / 56min
Enlarge / Floating in a sea of question marks is actually a good look for G2A, given the circumstances. (credit: G2A ) After years of controversy, gray-market game key marketplace G2A has admitted to what it has long been accused of by angry game developers: profiting from the sale of illegitimate download keys—at least in one specific instance. In a blog post yesterday , G2A confirmed that 198 c

Myzone's virtual fitness classes can tell if you’re slacking

Zoom One Video34Engadget / 56min
In a lot of gyms and boutique fitness studios, there are classes that use chest straps with biometric sensors to track your heart rate and effort. Most of the time, these bands, apps and smart TV readouts are powered by Myzone, which makes both the hardware and software. With most gyms closed for the time being (and preparing for a post-corona future of smaller classes and tougher hygiene standar

No, the iOS 13.5 iPhone Update Won’t Send Your Health Data to the Government

Apple 13.5 iPhone 1223How-To Geek / 57min
On May 20, 2020, iPhones started to receive iOS 13.5, which includes a COVID‑19 Exposure Notifications API. Despite the contract tracing feature being voluntary, people are already worried that personal information will be misused. Here’s why you don’t need to worry. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Facebook Messenger Now Warns You of Potential Scammers and Impostors

How-To Geek / 57min
Facebook still feels like the wild west, and not because its users wear cowboy hats and assless chaps. In Facebook’s own words, the website is packed full of things like “romance scams” and “inheritance scams.” It’s easy to swindle someone out of their dough over Messenger, so Facebook will now warn you when you receive a “potentially harmful” message. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

TSA Is Changing How Airport Screening Works Next Month Due To COVID-19

39View from the Wing / 58min
TSA is rolling out changes to the security process, already in effect in some airports and complete across the nation by mid-June. They want to reduce contact between passengers, and between passengers and screeners, and to remind customers to minimize actions that lead to screeners opening up bags and giving pat downs. Continue reading ...

Epic Games Store ends GTAV free, Civilization 6 (Civ6) downloads begin

SlashGear / 58min
Epic Games released the game Grand Theft Auto V (aka GTA 5) for free this past Thursday, resulting in the entire games store system crashing. The game, one of the best-selling video games ever made, was made free in order to bolster the usership of the Epic Games store – and do that it certainly did. The system of giving … Continue reading

Skyflow raises $7.5M to build its privacy API business

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Skyflow , a Mountain View-based privacy API company, announced this morning that it has closed a $7.5 million round of capital it describes as a seed investment. Foundation Capital’s Ashu Garg led the round, with the company touting smaller checks from Jeff Immelt ( former GE CEO ) and Jonathan Bush ( former AthenaHealth CEO ). For Skyflow, founded in 2019, the capital raise and its constituent a

Extra Crunch Live: Discuss work and raising cash in a downturn with Revolution’s Steve Case and Clara Sieg at 12pm PT/3pm ET

100+TechCrunch / 1h
This afternoon, we’re chatting with Steve Case and Clara Sieg of Revolution as part of our new interview series, Extra Crunch Live . Topping our agenda, we will talk about jobs — in Silicon Valley, on the coasts and in the heartland. The technology sector is suffering through a contraction caused by the COVID-19 global health crisis, and layoffs are hitting nearly every company. We hope you’ll jo

The future of flight can be energy-efficient

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Vander Lind Contributor Vander Lind is general manager for Heaviside at Kitty Hawk , a company whose mission is to free the world from traffic with eVTOL vehicles. We are at the dawn of a new era in transportation. At the turn of the 20th century, cars began to replace horses. Now, a century later, we would like to see mobility move to the sky. Kitty Hawk has built several prototype vehicles that

VergeSense grabs $9M for its people-counting sensor tech as offices eye COVID changes

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Facilities management looks to be having a bit of a moment, amid the coronavirus pandemic. VergeSense , a US startup which sells a ‘sensor as a system’ platform targeted at offices — supporting features such as real-time occupant counts and foot-traffic-triggered cleaning notifications — has closed a $9M strategic investment led by Allegion Ventures, a corporate VC fund of security giant Allegion

Xbox Game Pass gets these two big games today, Minecraft Dungeons next week

SlashGear / 1h
Xbox Games Pass has some big updates in store for users over the next week or so. That all begins today with the addition of Alan Wake and Cities: Skylines to the service. After those two titles join the roster today, we’ll see the addition of a new first-party game from Microsoft next week. Alan Wake is joining Xbox Game … Continue reading

AT&T still refuses to kill misleading 5GE network icon for 4G service

AT&T tNARB Stop 5GE44Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Screenshot from an AT&T commercial. (credit: AT&T ) AT&T has reluctantly agreed to stop using the phrase "5G Evolution" to describe its 4G service in advertising but will apparently continue to use the misleading "5GE" icon as the network indicator on phone screens even when there's no 5G service. AT&T's so-called 5G Evolution service is in reality just 4G with advanced LTE features lik

What's Coming to Netflix in June 2020

20Lifehacker / 1h
June is almost upon us. To help everyone prepare, Netflix just released the list of what’s coming and going from the platform next month. Read more...

What You Need to Know About Swimming During the Pandemic

Lifehacker / 1h
It may feel like the 13th week of March, but according to the calendar it’s almost Memorial Day weekend—the unofficial start of summer. This is usually the time when we pack up and head to a newly-opened beach or a cookout on the deck surrounding a friend’s backyard pool, but this is the Summer of COVID-19 and… Read more...

Sony claims PS5 is 100 times faster than PS4, thanks to its speedy SSD

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It might sound hard to believe, but Sony has said the PS5 is 100 times faster than PS4 because of the console’s custom SSD hard drive . When asked about the PlayStation 5’s speed compared to its current-gen console at a corporate strategy meeting, Sony made the bullish claim that PS5 will “revolutionize the game experience for users” in an official Sony document . Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida added

Delta speeds up LAX, Salt Lake City renovation projects during pandemic

The Points Guy / 1h
Delta Air Lines is not sitting on its laurels waiting for travelers to fly again as the coronavirus pandemic wanes. Instead, the airline has streamlined its fleet and is working with airports in Los Angeles, New York and Salt Lake City to open major terminal projects ahead of schedule. Works at Los Angeles (LAX) and Salt Lake City (SLC) airports could open as much as two years early thanks to the

How to watch Downton Abbey online: watch every episode from anywhere

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
TV phenomenon Downton Abbey spanned six seasons, numerous specials, and a 2019 movie: enchanting audiences worldwide with its sumptuous re-creation of early 20th century England and the interpersonal affairs of the aristocratic Crawley family and their household staff. It’s well-crafted comfort television, and you can watch Downton Abbey online wherever you’re streaming from. Created and co-writt

How to Cancel a Zoom Meeting

How-To Geek / 1h
Unexpected emergencies may come up, causing you to need to cancel your Zoom meeting. Don’t just leave the other attendees in the dark—let them know you won’t be able to make it. Here’s how to cancel a Zoom meeting. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Razer Blade Pro 17 2020 refresh adds 300Hz screen

Razer Blade 17 300Hz20SlashGear / 1h
Razer’s Blade Pro 17 laptop has been given a 300Hz upgrade, with a fast new screen joining new Intel processors and NVIDIA graphics. Largest notebook in the company’s range, the Blade Pro 17’s 2020 revamp sees it offer either a gamer-friendly Full HD 300Hz 17.3-inch panel, or a 4K version for those who want more screen real-estate. Standard regardless of … Continue reading

Futurama's Bender Turned Into a Belligerent Smart Speaker That's Still More Useful Than Siri

Python Profiler Russell500+Gizmodo / 1h
If you’re going to put a smart speaker in your home that disregards your privacy and functions only to rake in profits from you in any way possible, it might as well be a disembodied interactive version of Futurama’s Bender instead of Siri, Alexa, or Google Assistant. “Bite my shiny metal ask me anything.” Read more...

Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't want misinformation 'going viral'

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For a movie night under the stars, an outdoor projector is your best bet

28Mashable / 1h
Gathering the family to watch a film everyone agrees on ( Cats ?) under the stars: Now that's a summer night. To turn your yard into a home theater, though, you'll need a projector — one that works just as well outside as it does in. While the vast majority of projectors aren't marketed exclusively for outdoor use, there are plenty of options that will suit backyards, rooftops, and porches with n

TSA Agents Will No Longer Touch Your Boarding Pass

200+One Mile at a Time / 1h
While COVID-19 is terrible news in just about every way, as a somewhat socially awkward introvert, there are some changes to the way we interact that I appreciate. For example, when I see people I know there’s no longer the expectation of touching. I don’t have to decide whether it’s someone I’m supposed to shake hands with, hug, hug and give a kiss on each cheek to (I live in Miami, this is basi

Tinder may let you match with users anywhere in the world for free

50Engadget / 1h
If you can’t meet a date in person, then where they live doesn’t really matter. That’s what Tinder seems to think, anyway. The company is reportedly planning to test a new Global Mode, which will allow profiles to show up around the world, The Verge reports. Users will be able to match with people in other cities, states and even countries. According to The Verge , Tinder will begin testing Globa

How to Get Your Kid Started on Stephen King

95Lifehacker / 1h
Most Stephen King readers I know discovered the man in their youth. They stumbled on a copy of Cujo or Firestarter in a library book sale and carted it home, and then they couldn’t put it down, and then their tiny story-loving minds exploded. In the best way possible. Read more...

How to Turn off COVID-19 Exposure Logging and Notifications on iPhone

Apple 13.5 iPhone 1229How-To Geek / 1h
Apple introduced its Exposure Notifications API in the iOS 13.5 iPhone update along with exposure logging and notifications explicitly developed to help with coronavirus contact tracing. Here’s how you can turn on or disable the COVID-19 Exposure Logging feature on your iPhone. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Thursday's Best Deals: Insignia Fire TV, AirPods Pro, Google Nest WiFi, Cole Haan Sale, Xbox Gift Cards, and More

32Gizmodo / 1h
An Insignia Fire TV , a pair of Apple AirPods Pro , Xbox gift cards , a sale on Cole Haan sandals , Google Nest Wifi , and a sale at DermStore lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

'Valorant' will be available to everyone on June 2nd

Valorant June Riot78Engadget / 1h
If you’ve been itching to play Valorant but somehow haven’t had success in snagging a beta key by watching Twitch streams, you won’t have to wait too much longer to try it. Riot Games will make its free-to-play tactical shooter available to everyone in most regions on June 2nd. Those who are taking part in the closed beta will have to get by without their fix for a few days, as it’ll end on May 2

Razer’s Blade Pro 17 adds 300 Hz screen and RTX 2080 Super GPU options

Razer Blade 17 300Hz68Engadget / 1h
Razer has made choosing between a laptop and desktop PC even trickier with its latest Blade Pro 17 laptop. It’s now equipped with either a 300 Hz 1080p IPS display ideal for gaming, or a 4K 120 Hz TFT touchscreen aimed at content creators. Powering all those Hz is Intel’s latest 2.3GHz 8-core i7-10875H CPU that can be boosted up to 5.1GHz, and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q graphics. A

Razer’s Blade Pro 17 sports a 300Hz display, Nvidia RTX Super GPUs

Razer Blade 17 300Hz36Ars Technica / 1h
Here's the new Razer Blade Pro 17 gaming laptop. [credit: Razer ] Razer on Thursday announced a new version of its Razer Blade Pro 17 gaming laptop. Like its predecessor, the device is aimed squarely at gamers and content creators looking for a powerful yet relatively thin 17-inch notebook. This year’s Blade Pro 17 comes in three main variants. The lower two feature 17.3-inch 1080p displays and e

Personal finance tracker Copilot adds support for Apple Card spreadsheet imports

100+TechCrunch / 1h
When Apple added the ability to export transactions via spreadsheet to its credit card, Matthew hit up the folks at Copilot, asking whether they planned to support the feature. The answer was essentially “not yet, but soon.” This week, however, it’s finally official. The makers of the personal finance tracking app announced that users can now import the Apple Card’s CSV spreadsheet into Copilot.

Snag this Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush for just $30

40Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: The impressive Philips Sonicare EasyClean rechargeable electric toothbrush is on sale for $29.99, down from $44.99. If anything has remained constant through these ~uncertain times~ it's that we all need to brush our teeth. Here at Mashable, we're big fans of electric toothbrushes because they give a deeper clean that you just can't get with manual brushing. Philips is a standout name in e

Thursday's Best Deals: Insignia Fire TV, AirPods Pro, Google Nest WiFi, Cole Haan Sale, Xbox Gift Cards, and More

32Lifehacker / 2h
An Insignia Fire TV , a pair of Apple AirPods Pro , Xbox gift cards , a sale on Cole Haan sandals , Google Nest Wifi , and a sale at DermStore lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

NASA Will Pay You to Chill in a Fake Mars Mission for 8 Months

3KFuturism / 2h
Spaceman Simulator NASA is looking for participants to spent eight months together inside a spaceflight simulator at the Russian Institute for Biomedical Problems in Moscow. The goal is to study the effects of spending time in isolation and confinement — sound familiar? — while on lengthy space missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. “Participants will experience environmental aspects similar to

Garmin launches solar smartwatch that lasts up to 24 days between charges

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Garmin has announced a new multi-sports smartwatch for land and water-based activities, with solar charging that can extend its battery life up to 24 days. The Garmin Quatix 6X Solar has similar specs to the existing Fenix 6X Pro Solar, including a bright 1.4-inch display that's designed to be readable in direct light, smart notifications, contactless payments through Garmin Pay, and storage for

How to Disable or Hide Your MacBook's Touch Bar

36Gizmodo / 2h
Lifehacker Managing Editor Joel Cunningham had a quirky quarantine-inspired question the other day: His three-year-old keeps on mashing the brightly colored buttons on his MacBook’s Touch Bar, prematurely ending his participation in various video chats. Cute as that might be [Managing editor’s note: IT’S NOT CUTE], he… Read more...

Amazon Food takes on Swiggy, Zomato in India

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While most delivery companies are reporting losses and downsizing, Amazon has chosen this period to launch its food delivery service Amazon Food in Bengaluru. The American company, known for taking calculated risks, hopes to give Swiggy and Zomato a run for their money, amid widespread market disruption in India due to the Covid-19 related lockdown and restrictions on restaurants. It has reported

Sky Q now has games you can play between TV shows

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You can now play games on Sky Q using your remote control with the new PlayWorks app, it's been announced. You can play 20 free games right now, which include classics like Tetris, Solitaire and Mahjong, as well as games that previously exploded on mobile like Crossy Road and Doodle Jump. You don't need to install these games to play them, and the loading times are very short, based on our brief

You can now get Huawei P30 deals packed with 100GB of data for just £25 a month

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Since the launch of the new and shiny P40 range, Huawei P30 deals have been tumbling down in price. Now at the lowest we've ever seen it, this mid-range handset is an excellent purchase. And of all the available P30 contracts, Three seems to have the best one right now. You're getting 100GB of data and only having to pay £25 a month to get it . That's a massive drop in cost from when the phone fi

Google Maps helps healthcare workers find hotels

Google Maps AP Wheelchair68Engadget / 2h
As healthcare professionals continue to battle the coronavirus pandemic across the US and much of the world, Google is adding a new Maps feature to help those individuals find special accommodations when they're done their daily shifts. Starting today, first responders can use the app to find hotels that have special policies in place to help them by typing in a search term like "hotels for essen

Crypto hedge funds struggle to recover from “bloodbath”

75Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Yuriko Nakao | Getty Images) Vlad Matveev has learned the hard way how volatile cryptocurrency hedge funds can be. The 50-year-old Muscovite invested $250,000 last year with California-based Cryptolab Capital, which targeted double-digit gains from trading crypto regardless of whether the market rose or fell. But Matveev said his investment fell 98.5 percent in value when the fun

Huami Amazfit Bip S to launch in India on June 3rd

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With the greater growth witnessed in the wearables segment in India, Huami Corporation, a biometric and activity data-driven company with significant expertise in smart wearable technology, will launch its Amazfit Bip S smartwatch in India. Slated for a June 3rd launch in the country, the Amazfit Bip S was first unveiled at CES 2020 . It is an affordable smartwatch equipped with power-packed batt

It’s hard, but not impossible, to do live comedy online

Zoom One Video47Engadget / 2h
If comedians fear anything, it’s silence. You bust a gut to make a joke in front of tens or hundreds of people, only for it to be met with indifference. But COVID-19 has forced all of the live venues closed, making acts take their shows online or risk losing their audiences. With online-only comedy, silence isn’t just an occupational hazard, it’s the default. I’m in an improv troupe called the In

You Can Get a Free Chicken Sandwich at Wendy's Right Now

100+Lifehacker / 2h
Wendy’s may not be serving up as many of their iconic square-shaped hamburgers right now thanks to a beef shortage , but they want you to know that they’re still open for business—and they’re giving away free chicken sandwiches to do it . Specifically, if you order any menu item via the Wendy’s app , you can get a spicy… Read more...

Why the entire open source movement is under threat right now

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To date, the Covid-19 pandemic has affected over 170 technology events worldwide. Some of them have been postponed and others have moved online, but the majority have been cancelled outright. This has had a significant impact on the open source community, placing high-profile organizations and projects under mounting financial pressure. The Open Source Initiative (OSI), the organisation responsib

Grand Theft Auto publisher has 93 games in the works – is GTA 6 one of them?

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Grand Theft Auto publisher, Take-Two Interactive, has revealed it has 93 "full game releases" planned for the next five years – and we're hoping GTA 6 is one of them. During a recent earnings call (via GamesRadar ), Take-Two president Karl Slatoff said that this line-up is the strongest in the company's history, but what can we expect? Well, according to Slatoff, 63 of these games are "core gamin

Bored of Netflix? Check out this amazing streaming service movie library

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The movie streaming service Mubi just seriously stepped up its game by offering a new library of films to subscribers. While the service's long-standing offering was to give its users one movie every day, then after 30 days, cycle out each film, this gives film lovers a chance to catch the movies they've missed. Even though Mubi carries a lot of independent and international cinema, you'll see mo

The Politics of Counting Things Is About to Explode

98Wired / 2h
With contested vote tallies, concerns over Census data, and now the Covid-19 death toll, 2020 marks the ugly climax of a long dispute.

The original Xbox source code just leaked – and it doesn’t stop there

Microsoft 3.5 Xbox27SlashGear / 2h
It’s an exciting day for classic console and operating system enthusiasts, as it appears that the source code for the original Xbox and Windows NT 3.5 have leaked online. The original Xbox was released way back in 2001 and marked Microsoft’s entry into the video game console business. Windows NT 3.5, on the other hand, was released in 1994 and … Continue reading

How to Set Up an Office in the Garden or Backyard to Maintain Your Sanity

95Lifehacker / 2h
If you’re lucky enough to have some outdoor space where you live, setting up shop in the garden or backyard can make working from home more bearable. You can top up your daily dose of vitamin D , get closer to the natural (or urban) world around you, escape from the rest of the family, and get all your work done all at… Read more...

Ecwid raises $42M from Morgan Stanley and PeakSpan

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In the same week that Facebook announced a redoubled effort to make a bigger mark in e-commerce, one of its long-time partners has closed a large round of funding. Ecwid , the startup that sells e-commerce tools directly and via third parties like Square and Wix, letting businesses build e-commerce experiences on their own websites and apps, as well as via Facebook, Instagram, Amazon, Google, and

Intel just bought the WiFi tech loved by gamers-in-the-know

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Intel has bought the company behind the Killer networking tech, promising to bring the gamer-favorite to a broader audience as it integrates it with its own WiFi products. Handiwork of Rivet Networks, the Killer brand has proved to be a perennial favorite for those wanting to squeeze out latency and maximize their bandwidth, particularly in gaming where milliseconds can mean … Continue reading

Switch Your Ceiling Fan Direction Each Season for Increased Comfort

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Come the change of the seasons you should take a moment to check your ceiling fans are spinning the right direction to keep you extra cool in the summer and extra toasty in the winter. Here’s how. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

How to Switch Between Open Apps and Windows on Mac

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As you install more apps and open new browser windows on your Mac, you might find it difficult to switch between all open apps and windows using just the Dock. Thankfully, there are better and faster ways to swap between open applications. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Are Masks with Valves Less Effective?

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In an attempt to minimize the spread of COVID-19, wearing masks in public is becoming the new normal. Whether it’s a cloth mask or an N95 respirator, anything covering your mouth and nose will do—just as long as it doesn’t come with a valve. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

DOOM Eternal update 1.1 removes anti-cheat, after outcry

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After implementing Denuvo Anti-Cheat in DOOM Eternal in Uldate 1 here in May, 2020, iD Software changed a tune. Today they announced that they’d be removing the anti-cheat technology from their game in their next PC update. This update will be released “within a week” – so said Marty Stratton, Executive Producer iD Software in a community update earlier today. … Continue reading

First responders can now search for free or discounted Hilton, IHG hotels on Google

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Healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers have been on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. By day (or night), they work with patients or perform other essential jobs to keep the economy running. For more travel tips and news, sign up for our daily newsletter. But life after their shifts can be as equally perilous. Many first responders have decided to self-quarantine at A

What airport security looks like if you fly during the pandemic

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As segments of the country begin the process of reopening, many antsy Americans are no doubt itching to travel during the Memorial Day weekend. With the holiday fast approaching the TSA is outlining new security measures for those flying during the pandemic. Some have already been in place amid limited flight schedules and for the most part, the rules are similar to those that have been implement

Create a 90-day timeline after fundraising to strengthen investor-founder ties

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Medha Agarwal Contributor Medha Agarwal is a former founder and an early-stage investor at Redpoint Ventures , working with entrepreneurs focused on fintech, marketplaces and the future of work. As the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the nature of businesses and the way we work, it’s making even more clear how important communication is when it comes to effective collaboration. I’ve been refle

iPhone 12's cameras may be better than the iPhone 11's in this one way

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We’re fully expecting the iPhone 12 range to have improved cameras, and one improvement all four models could have is a better wide-angle snapper. That’s according to DigiTimes , which, citing sources from the supply chain, says “the wide-angle lenses of all the new iPhones will be upgraded from 6P to 7P.” That ‘7P’ refers to a 7-element lens, and having more elements can help minimize aberration

Amazon Prime Day 2020 date is now set for September, say company sources

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 will take place in September. That's according to insider sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal, claiming that the annual online sales deals marathon will shift from its usual July slot two months further into the year. Like businesses across the globe, Amazon has felt the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, with a surge in demand leading to stock and distribution issues.

Today I Learned: Get Credit Card Refund When Losing Out On Exchange Rate Fluctuation

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This was news to me. I've redeposited award tickets where the taxes and fuel surcharges were substantial, and I've lost money when those fees were credited back to me when the dollar strengthened between the time of booking and refund. It never occurred to me to ask my card issuer (usually Chase in that case) to make good on the difference. It seemed interesting enough to pass along. Continue rea

Emirates Adds Bathroom Attendants To All Flights

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And no, I’m not talking about the kind in fancy steakhouses that offer you cologne and hand you a paper towel after you wash your hands, hoping you’re drunk enough to tip them a $20. Yesterday I wrote about what kind of service changes we should expect in Emirates first class as the airline resumes regularly scheduled flights . Today Emirates has announced additional changes they’ll be making, an

The Webby Awards polish up their gallery of internet history

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The winners of the Webby Awards were announced earlier this week , and anyone visiting the Webby website to browse the winning work might have noticed that it’s gotten a fresh look. The awards’ executive director Claire Graves told me that while the existing gallery was already “a source of inspiration for anyone who wants to create award-winning digital work,” the site was last redesigned five y

Beware mega-unicorn paper valuations

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Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. There’s a famous old post going around Twitter this week by entrepreneur and developer David Heinemeier Hansson ( @DHH ). DHH is a critic of certain elements of the startup world, especially wild valuations. This entry from him is , in my view, a classic of the genre. The post in

Boulder Care opioid treatment platform picks up traction during coronavirus

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With the regulations around telehealth changing rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic, an opioid treatment platform with a digital component is finally finding a strong market foothold after facing a mountain of regulatory hurdles. Boulder Care was founded by Stephanie Papes, a former associate at Apple Tree Partners. She first became interested in opioid treatment after facilitating the firm’s fi

Why these well-known premium cards are better than the Mastercard Black Card

The Points Guy / 2h
When it comes to luxurious credit cards, there’s nothing more eye-catching than the infamous “black card.” More often than not when we say black card, we’re referring to the invitation-only Amex Centurion card , an exclusive product reserved for Amex’s top-spending customers. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . In addition to the Centurion ca

How to Disable or Hide Your MacBook's Touch Bar

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Lifehacker Managing Editor Joel Cunningham had a quirky quarantine-inspired question the other day: His three-year-old keeps on mashing the brightly colored buttons on his MacBook’s Touch Bar, prematurely ending his participation in various video chats. Cute as that might be [Managing editor’s note: IT’S NOT CUTE], he… Read more...

How much does your CPU matter for gaming?

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Normally when benchmarking processors it’s useful to look at a few models with similar specs or near the same price-point, to get a sense how they differ. That’s not what we did here. For the latest episode of our explainer show Upscaled, we compared Intel’s new flagship 10-core chip, the i9-10900K , with AMD’s budget-level Ryzen 3 3300X. We were trying to answer one question: How much does your

Vivaldi browser teams up with ultra-private Startpage search engine

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The privacy-focused Vivaldi browser has announced a partnership with search engine Startpage to allow users the ability to control what data is collected when they browse the Internet. Commenting on the collaboration, Vivaldi CEO Jon von Tetzchner said it will allow users to browse the web "freely and without any intrusions to their privacy.” Startpage has grown rapidly to becoming one of the mos

Watch the cast of 'Solar Opposites' goof off in adorable making-of clip

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Thank Shlorp for Korvo, Terry, Yumyulack, Jesse, and the team that made them. It's been less than two weeks since Hulu dropped the first season of Solar Opposites — a Ricky and Morty- like sitcom following a family of aliens stranded on Earth — and already we want more. In this new behind-the-scenes clip (exclusive to Mashable, thank you very much), co-creators Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan bre

With an ex-Uber exec as its new CEO, digital mental health service Mindstrong raises $100 million

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Daniel Graf has had a long career in the tech industry. From founding his own startup in the mid-2000s to working at Google, then Twitter, and finally Uber, the tech business has made him extremely wealthy. But after leaving Uber, he wasn’t necessarily interested in working at another business… At least, not until he spent an afternoon in the spring of 2019 with an old friend, General Catalyst ma

12 VCs share their thoughts on enterprise startup trends and opportunities

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Compared to other tech firms, enterprise companies have held up well during the pandemic. If anything, the problems enterprises were facing prior to the economic downturn have become even more pronounced; if you were thinking about moving to the cloud or just dabbling in it, you’re probably accelerating that motion. If you were trying to move off of legacy systems, that has become even more imper

What Is Charlize Theron May Never Die in The Old Guard's Kick-Ass First Trailer

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No matter what kills the heroes of Gina Prince-Bythewood’s upcoming adaptation of Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández’s comic book The Old Guard , their inexplicable ability to heal ensures that they always rise back up from the dead ready and willing to take out anyone dumb enough to fight them. The movie’s first trailer… Read more...

Shit, Shower, Shave, and Surf TV All at the Same Time With a 32" Fire TV, Now Just $130

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Insignia 32" 720p Fire TV | $130 | Amazon Read more...

This week's tablet deals see price drops on a range of Surface and Galaxy devices

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Memorial Day is just around the corner but we're already seeing some great tablet deals from Best Buy and Microsoft this week on a range of Surface and Galaxy tab devices. At Best Buy you can pick up a 128GB 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S6 for just $549.99 (was $649) - a $100 saving on one of the hottest iPad Pro rivals right now. With a 128GB SSD, octa-core processor and a stunning 10.5-inch Super AMOLE

Surface devices overheating? Microsoft is planning a cooling dock that could help

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Surface products could benefit from a dock designed to cool them down, at least if a Microsoft patent ever becomes realized as a finished product. As with any slim portable, cooling the hardware components inside can be challenging, and one way to help do this is with an external accessory such as one of the best laptop cooling pads . Surface Book 3 specs, price and release date Hands (or rather

EE's latest SIM only deal is one of its best yet - half price bills and tonnes of data

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EE - It's the UK's most popular network, rocking the fastest available 4G connections...but also, the most expensive SIM option a lot of the time. Luckily, its latest promotion helps to deal with that. When you buy either of EE's two big data SIM Plans, you will only have to pay half the amount for your first four months. That means if you go for 50GB of data, your first 4 months will cost you ju

Tropical cyclones are already getting stronger, new dataset shows

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Enlarge / Tropical Cyclone Amphan nears the coasts of India and Bangladesh on May 19. (credit: NASA EO ) Science is relatively straightforward when you can compare a model prediction to data and assume that the former accurately represents our theories and the latter accurately represents what's going on in nature. But the data isn't always up to the task of providing a good representation of the

Sony's Marvel Universe May Have Found Someone to Helm Madame Web

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It Follows ’ David Robert Mitchell is taking on the superhero genre. Steven Soderbergh believes Bill & Ted Face the Music is the perfect movie for our current moment. Don Mancini teases Chucky’s goals in the Child’s Play TV show . Plus, a new look at Doom Patrol ’s return, and what’s to come when Harley Quinn takes on… Read more...

Mining the Deep Sea Could Mean Unique Ecosystems Are ‘Lost Forever’

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A new analysis of 250 studies has found that the negative impacts of deep sea mining would be severe and could last millions of years. Read more...

DaVinci Resolve 16.2 can take on Premiere Pro CC

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Since Blackmagic Design’s Resolve 16 came out last year, a lot of video editors may have been tempted to ditch Adobe Premiere Pro CC . To start with, Resolve 16 is free , and even the $300 Studio version costs less over time than Premiere Pro’s obligatory monthly plans. The cost isn’t the whole story, though. Resolve 16 is quite an improvement over the last version, especially when it comes to ea

Q&A: JetBlue’s president talks about masks, blocking middle seats and when she’ll fly again

The Points Guy / 3h
On Wednesday, JetBlue rolled out one of the most comprehensive coronavirus-response plans we’ve seen so far. The carrier detailed new cleaning procedures, mandating temperature checks for front-line employees, and, most impressive of all, offering up a costly guarantee that travelers won’t be seated directly next to a stranger, through at least July 6. It’s all part of the carrier’s sweeping safe

Indianapolis’ venture studio High Alpha launches new business bringing studio model to corporations

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The Indianapolis-based venture studio High Alpha has created a new business line called High Alpha Innovation to bring its startup spinup approach to big business. So far the firm has managed to sign on clients like the financial services firm, Silicon Valley Bank, the industrial manufacturer, Cummins, and the security hardware and services company, Allegion. Founded by the management team behind

NASA’s WFIRST space telescope becomes the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope

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NASA has announced that it has renamed its next-generation space telescope that is currently under development. The telescope was called the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope or WFIRST. The telescope is being renamed in honor of Nancy Grace Roman, NASA’s first chief astronomer. Roman paved the way for space telescopes focused on the broader universe. The new name is the … Continue reading

Nissan GT-R 50 by Italdesign brings a head-turning concept to life

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The first production Nissan GT-R 50 by Italdesign has broken cover, and if you thought the striking limited edition sports car would be diluted between 2018 show car and today, think again. Created to mark the 50th anniversary of the GT-R last year, and as a nod to Italdesign’s own 50th in 2018, the resulting car is probably the most … Continue reading

Dell's New G5 15 SE Laptop Could Give Us a Preview of the Sony PS5's Power

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Four months after AMD announced SmartShift, we’re finally getting a taste of the new technology that will feature in a whole lot of gaming laptops going forward— as well as Sony’s PS5 later this year . Today, Dell launched the G5 15 SE , a new laptop equipped with the brand new Ryzen 4000 series CPU and the Radeon RX… Read more...

Everything coming to Netflix in June 2020

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How I Podcast: Articles of Interest’s Avery Trufelman

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The beauty of podcasting is that anyone can do it. It’s a rare medium that’s nearly as easy to make as it is to consume. And as such, no two people do it exactly the same way. There are a wealth of hardware and software solutions open to potential podcasters, so setups run the gamut from NPR studios to USB Skype rigs (the latter of which has become a kind of default during the current pandemic).

Wishbone hack - data of 40 million users up for sale

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A database of 40 million users of the popular Wishbone application has been put for sale on the dark web. ZDNet discovered Wishbone user accounts were available on underground forums for 0.85 bitcoin - currently around $8000. The popular mobile app allows users to compare two or more items in voting polls. The hacking attempt appears to have taken place earlier this year, with the criminals able

EDITION Times Square Closing Permanently

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COVID-19 has obviously had a terrible impact on the hotel industry, and there’s no doubt that a lot of hotels will be forced to close permanently because of this. That’s especially true for hotels that were already having financial problems coming into this pandemic. Well, that’s exactly what’s happening to one popular Marriott affiliated property in New York City this summer. EDITION Times Squar

6 CISOs share their game plans for a post-pandemic world

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Oren Yunger Contributor Oren Yunger is an investor at GGV Capital , focused on enterprise IT infrastructure, development tools and cybersecurity. He was previously chief information security officer at a SaaS company and a public financial institution. More posts by this contributor Cybersecurity is a bubble, but it’s not ready to burst Like all business leaders, chief information security office

RapidAPI raises $25M more to expand its API marketplace

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Less than a year after raising $25M led by Microsoft for its take on building API marketplaces, RapidAPI has rapidly followed that up with another infusion of capital as it reaches 20,000 APIs tracked, integrated, and used across its marketplace by millions of developers. Today the startup is announcing that it raised another $25 million from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, DNS Capital, G

Spruce is eliminating the drudgery of real estate, and has $29M more from Scale to make sales easy

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Real estate is one of those classic industries we always talk about in Silicon Valley: multi-trillion dollars in scale in terms of assets and transaction volume, but still relying on good ole’ pen and paper to get anything actually done. A huge number of companies have launched to digitize all aspects of real estate, from calculating valuations to monitoring operational costs and underwriting mor

Facebook introduces new Messenger safeguard aimed at combating scams and fake friends

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Facebook this morning announced a new feature for Messenger designed to cut down on malicious parties looking to scam users. The company scans accounts for suspicious activity, leveraging machine learning to pick up anomalies like accounts sending a large number of requests in a short time span or numerous message requests to users under 18. The feature arrives amid a notable uptick in false frie

What's it like using the Covid-19 contact tracing app?

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Isle of Wight resident Megan Mackney describes using the Covid-19 contact tracing app.

Facebook Messenger Adds Safety Alerts—Even in Encrypted Chats

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By using metadata instead of content to spot suspicious behavior, the social network can keep privacy intact.

Star Trek: The Animated Series' Must-Watch Episodes

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It’s been a long road , friends, getting from here to there. A voyage, if you will , across Star Trek ’s brightest spots and darkest chapters , from the original classics to its latest discoveries . But all good things must come to an end, and our guide to the very best (or at least, enjoyably silly) that Star Trek has to… Read more...

Facebook Messenger adds pop-ups to warn users about scams

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Facebook wants to make it harder for scammers to trick unsuspecting users. The social network is launching a new feature for Messenger that will surface an in-app popup when a person is messaged by someone who might be trying to scam them or otherwise send “potentially harmful” messages. The app will look for potentially suspicious messages from strangers, with the goal of detecting potential sca

The 22 best beaches in California

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Dreaming about a trip to California ? You’re probably also thinking about beaches, beaches and more beaches. From wide, sunny stretches of sand dotted with colorful umbrellas and splashing children to craggy coastlines with big swells popular with surfers and photographers, California has it all. Just be mindful if you’re planning a trip in the near future , as all the beaches and amenities may s

How to Stop Group FaceTime Windows From Resizing When People Speak

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If you’ve done a group FaceTime lately, then you’ve likely experienced the feature that makes participant’s windows change see based on who is talking. The idea is similar to what Zoom does by default, in that it will make the speaker the center of attention, but if you’re in a spirited conversation with multiple… Read more...

Shopify announces product launches and updates at its virtual unveil event

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Shopify has unveiled a raft of new finance, retail and shipping updates for its e-commerce platform at a virtual event dubbed Shopify Reunite. The headline product is Shopify Balance, a business account, debit card and rewards combination that will include a new area found within the Shopify merchant admin workspace. It will allow merchants to get a clear overview of their cash flow as well as le

US 'must act now' to establish 6G leadership

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An American telecoms industry association has called for immediate collaboration between government, academic institutions and industry do that the US can be a leader in 6G communications. 5G might still be in its infancy but the race to be a leader in the even more nascent field of 6G has already begun. China has already started its research and development activities, while the €251 million 6Ge

How to Copy, Cut, and Paste on a Windows PC

How-To Geek / 4h
Copy, cut, and paste are three basic operations that every Windows user should know by heart. The concepts behind them apply to nearly every application you’ll ever use. Here’s how they work. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Disney+ Will Restore Classic 'Simpsons' to Original 4:3 Aspect Ratio

How-To Geek / 4h
They say that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Disney+ proved that bit of wisdom when it was launched some months ago with broken episodes of The Simpsons. Like FXX before it, it chose to crop the classic 4:3 episodes and ruined sight gags along the way. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Porsche Track Your Dream lets buyers track their car from production to delivery

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Anyone who has ever ordered anything that they were excited about online knows about tracking the progress of an order. Most who order custom cars are unable to do that, but Porsche is making this possible. A new service called “Porsche Track Your Dream” allows customers who order a 911 to follow the car on its journey from production in … Continue reading

Google Podcasts for iOS updated with CarPlay support

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Google Podcasts launched an iOS back in March, giving Apple users a way to listen to the likes of Dolly Parton’s America or The Engadget Podcast (wink). Today it’s getting its first update which, among the usual performance-improving bug fixes, includes support for CarPlay. As you’d expect, this makes it easier to use the app while you’re driving, with a pared-back interface, large controls and e

How to Decide Which Subscriptions to Pause or Kill During Quarantine

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Even if you and your family haven’t been financially affected by the global pandemic we’re living through, no one can deny that these are very uncertain economic times . That means you might want to consider cutting down on your monthly expenditures—and that includes all those music, movie, cloud storage, and software… Read more...

Delta and United Both Report: People Aren’t Shifting To Cash Back From Mileage Credit Cards

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Delta's CFO acknowledges SkyMiles members taking "a little hiatus when people aren't going to travel," but that the program still continues to motivate spend because it gives people "something to look forward to [the] prospect of saving up for something." Then he offers insight into how the Delta portfolio is performing relative to American Express's other products. Continue reading ...

ESO VLT observes signs of a planet being born around a distant star

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Astronomers have observed what appears to be a planet being born using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope or VLT. The signs of planet formation were observed around a young star called AB Aurigae that has a dense disc of dust and gas around it. Inside that disc, the astronomers spotted a prominent spiral structure with a twist that … Continue reading

View of Detroit Museum of Art; Richardsonian Romanesque...

Music, Arts & Literature / 4h
View of Detroit Museum of Art; Richardsonian Romanesque building has two turrets and colonnade. Printed on front: “Museum of Art, Detroit, Mich.” Souvenir Post Card Co. publisher trademark printed on back. Handwritten on back: “Dear Brother, I received your card and was glad to hear from you. I am fine, the little boys are fine and the rest are all well. It is warm here, the folks are all … Siste

How to Reset Your Roku’s Network Connection

How-To Geek / 4h
If you have a Roku TV or streaming stick, you can sometimes run into internet connection issues. The error can be the connection or the internet itself, so checking the link first is a must. Here’s how to reset your smart TV’s network connection. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Wink Postpones Mandatory Subscriptions For Smart Homes Until Further Notice

How-To Geek / 4h
Wink, formerly one of the largest players in the smart home industry, recently decided to move to a mandatory subscription model. Users had a week to pay up or lose access to their smart homes. That turned into two weeks. And now, due to “incredible support from users,” Wink is not charging for subscriptions until further notice. Confused? You’re not alone. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

BenQ's ScreenBar Plus Is a Premium Lighting Upgrade for Your Computer Desk

How-To Geek / 4h
A couple of years ago, Jason reviewed the original model of the BenQ ScreenBar, an LED lamp designed to sit on top of a monitor and provide perfect lighting to your desk area. He freakin’ loved it, awarding the lamp a perfect 10 out of 10 score. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Aspiration, the LA-based fintech focused on conscious consumerism, raises $135 million

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When former Bill Clinton speechwriter and political wunderkind Andrei Cherny launched Aspiration four years ago , the upstart fintech startup was one of Los Angeles’ early entrants into a financial services market dominated by players from Europe and the financial capital of the U.S. in New York City. Fast forward four years and the big New York fintechs are still around, but Cherny’s Aspiration

Now is the time to ditch single people's most hated question

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How's the love life? Been on any dates lately? When are you going to settle down and find yourself a nice man? And the simplest and most hated of them all: Have you met someone yet? These are the questions I was asked on a regular basis in my life before COVID-19. But since lockdown went into force in the UK, prohibiting meeting anyone from outside our households, that infuriating last question a

Chief, the leadership network for women, raises $15 million in funding

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Chief , the social network dedicated exclusively to women in professional leadership positions, announced today that it has $15 million in funding from its existing investors, including General Catalyst, Inspired Capital, GGV Capital, Primary Venture Partners, Flybridge Capital and BoxGroup. The startup is a highly-vetted network of women who are leaders in their business, either managing a budge

The sun is in a less active phase called solar minimum

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Denmark's ambitious wind power plans include giant 'energy islands'

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Denmark has long since led the charge on wind power , and now it’s announced another first: it plans to build two giant “energy islands” that could boost Europe’s current offshore wind capacity by 54 percent. The two islands — one an artificial structure and the other the existing island of Bornholm in the Baltic — will initially be populated with wind turbines adding 4GW to the country’s renewab

Epic Games sees growth potential in the Indian gaming market

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India's gaming market has the potential to grow in the years ahead, thanks to cheaper bandwidth and availability of smartphones across several price bands. However, most of this growth continues in the mobile space as gaming consoles are priced beyond the means of most casual gamers. India's software trade body NASSCOM says the mobile games market would touch 628 million users and could be worth

NFL Player Sues United Airlines Over Sexual Harassment

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Unfortunately we hear of cases of sexual harassment on planes more often than we should. When flying, people are often “trapped” next to strangers for extended periods of time, there’s alcohol, and people often act in ways that they shouldn’t. However, this is definitely one of the more unusual airline sexual harassment cases I’ve heard of… NFL player sues United Airlines A civil suit was filed t

Denied boarding after a temperature check? Here are your rights

37The Points Guy / 4h
As a handful of airlines and airports start to institute preflight health checks for passengers, you should know that you have some rights if you’re denied boarding after such a screening. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, airlines are permitted to bar passengers from traveling who have obvious signs of a communicable disease. But if that happens to you, a DOT spokeswoman said,

Salesforce Commerce Cloud releases four quick-start pandemic business packs

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As we move deeper into the pandemic, it’s clear that the way we conduct business is changing, maybe forever. That means that business has to change too — and fast. But if you’ve never conducted business digitally or only nominally, how do you suddenly transform on the fly? Salesforce Commerce Cloud CEO Mike Micucci says that they were hearing from customers they needed help. Salesforce decided to

Couchbase raises $105M Series G funding round

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Couchbase . the Santa Clara-based company behind the eponymous NoSQL cloud database service, today announced that it has raised a $105 million all-equity Series G round “to expand product development and global go-to-market capabilities.” The oversubscribed round was led by GPI Capital, with participation from existing investors Accel, Sorenson Capital, North Bridge Venture Partners, Glynn Capita

What Is LinkedIn Premium, and Is it Worth It?

How-To Geek / 4h
LinkedIn Premium is the paid subscription tier of the most widely used professional networking site. Is it worth the steep monthly fee, or are you better off using the free version? Find out here. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

On Earth, the Economy Is Tanking. In the Cloud, It's Fine

100+Wired / 4h
Amid the pandemic, life has moved online. That's good news for the tech giants that run data centers, and the companies that supply them.

A ‘Hyperactive’ Hurricane Season Is About to Strike

200+Wired / 4h
Given the pandemic, how will emergency experts cope with evacuating people who might fear shared shelters, refuse to wear masks, and distrust authorities?

ShinyHunters Is a Hacking Group on a Data Breach Spree

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In the first two weeks of May, they've hit the dark web, hawking 200 million stolen records from over a dozen companies.

Facebook users in India can now lock their profiles

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Online trolls and abusers may not find the going easy on popular social media platforms. Twitter is testing out a feature that allows users to decide who can reply to their tweets. And the other social media biggie Facebook has rolled out a new safety feature in India that will allow users to lock their profiles from their non-friends. This feature will particularly help many women who find their

PUBG is dying: how bots threaten to destroy PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

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This piece has been updated with a comment from PUBG's console lead and more information about Ranked Mode. It may seem hard to believe, but PUBG is on life support right now. Since update 7.1 arrived on PS4 and Xbox One , which curiously coincided with the game coming to Stadia , battle royale’s poster child has taken a serious turn for the worse. And it’s all because bots have been added to the

Google is giving Chrome a radical security revamp – here's what it means for you

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In the coming weeks, Google is rolling out a number of updates and improvements to Chrome to bolster security and enhance user privacy. But as well as introducing new options and features to keep users of the browser safe online, Google is also making existing options easier to use and understand. The interface for Chrome settings is getting a revamp to make things clearer. For example, Site Sett

The Kia Optima is dead, long live the Kia K5!

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The Kia Optima is known by many names in various markets, but all of this will change for the revamped 2021 model arriving later this year, apparently. According to recent figures published by the Environmental Protection Agency, the new Optima is renamed as the 2021 Kia K5 for the North American market. However, there’s a distinct possibility that we’re getting … Continue reading

I’ve Told You If You Fly To Avoid The Lavatories, But This Could Change Everything

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While U.S. airlines are going to great length to clean their aircraft, lavatories are shared spaces that don't get cleaned during the flight. One airline though is going to begin sanitizing their lavatories every 45 minutes - something that's crucial on a long haul flight. Continue reading ...

'Paddington' villain Hugh Grant eats humble marmalade for a good cause

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High Grant is a man of many talents. Acting, campaigning, and, errr, marmalade eating. In a video posted on Twitter, the Paddington 2 villain performed a new version of the dog food advert from the movie;. "If your birthday is a special birthday, why not celebrate in style with Buchanan’s special chunky cut marmalade?" says Grant in a distinctly villainous voice. He then proceeds to scoop marmala

Why changes at American Airlines made me re-think my credit card strategy

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I have been a huge American Airlines fan all my adult life. I was Executive Platinum for the past four years, and even after deciding to switch my business to Delta and Alaska Airlines , I remain Platinum Pro . However, changes to the AAdvantage program and cobranded credit cards got me to rethink my strategy. Here’s why I decided to move on from Barclays and shift my focus to American Express cr

The Morning After: Google and Apple released COVID-19 contract tracing tech

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Need a reason to sign up for yet another streaming service? HBO Max launches next week , but the surprise news is that in 2021, it will host a “Snyder Cut” of Justice League . For years a very loud segment of fans have clamored for a version reflecting Zack Snyder’s original vision of the DC team-up flick, and apparently execs at Warner will give them what they want. HBO Max Snyder said in an int

Serious Sam 4 is seriously delayed for consoles because of Stadia

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Game streaming services like Google’s Stadia are advertised to break down barriers that prevent gamers from playing their favorite titles the way they want. It turns out there are some barriers it just can’t break down, barriers that are set up more by business considerations rather than technical limitations. Gamers will be reminded of that unfortunate reality when Serious Sam … Continue reading

Canada has a COVID-19 vaccine ready for human trials

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Intel has acquired the company behind ‘Killer’ Wi-Fi cards

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Intel has bought the company behind the popular Killer brand of Wi-Fi products found in laptops from Alienware, Dell, Lenovo, HP and more. Rivet Networks, which was previously acquired by Qualcomm in 2011, makes network interface cards (NICs) that are geared towards gamers and performance users. Its technology boasts gaming-centric features such as minimizing latency and maximizing Wi-Fi bandwidt

On-demand storage startup MakeSpace picks up another $55M

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Sheltering-in-place and working from home curing COVID-19 has driven many of us to reorganize and de-clutter our living environments, and today one of the startups that is capitalizing on that trend is announcing a large round of funding to continue its growth. MakeSpace , an on-demand storage company that makes it easy to order, store and retrieve your physical belongings (also providing the mus

A Virtual DJ, a Drone, and an All-Out Zoom Wedding

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The bride and groom had a month and a half to move their ceremony online. Here's how they did it, from the AV setup to instructions for guests.

Polio Is Nearly Wiped Out. Covid-19 Could Halt That Progress

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The disease once paralyzed 350,000 children each year; vaccination campaigns brought it down to just a few hundred cases. Then, the pandemic struck.

Covid-19 Is Causing a Spike in Sales for Bane Masks

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Online costume retailers and Etsy are doing what they can to keep up with demand. In other Bat-adjacent news, HBO Max is going to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut of 'Justice League'.

Twitter to empower users with 'who can reply' feature

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Twitter users have reshaped the way people voice their opinions and take a stand on issues important to them. However, the social media platform has also been a place for hate-mongering and numerous anti-social trolling behaviour. With a new update, which is presently in the testing phase, Twitter users will have greater control over who can actually reply to you. If and when this feature comes t

Beware calls from unknown numbers - this top messaging app has placed millions of iOS and Android users at risk

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Researchers have identified a critical vulnerability in popular privacy-centric messaging app Signal, affecting millions of iOS and Android users. Discovered by security firm Tenable, the bug could allow hackers to gain access to users’ coarse location data and map out patterns of movement - such as time-periods during which a user is likely to be at home, work, or their favorite local haunt. To

Delta Air Lines Will Start Flying To Cape Town

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Delta Air Lines has just revealed plans to add Cape Town to their route map. This isn’t a time that you’d be expecting an airline to announce new international destinations, but Delta has a strategic reason for this. The problem created by Delta’s 777 retirement Last week we learned that Delta will be retiring their fleet of 18 Boeing 777s by the end of 2020. Delta will become the first major US

FrolicMe's glossy videos are actual 'porn for women'

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May is National Masturbation Month, and we're celebrating with Feeling Yourself , a series exploring the finer points of self-pleasure. Google "porn for women" right now (if you're not on a work-sanctioned laptop), and you'll likely be bombarded with pages from tube sites like Pornhub and xHamster. Anna Richards, founder of the erotic site FrolicMe , is frustrated by search engines — because thes

Where cruising could return as early as July, says Royal Caribbean CEO

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Eager to be on the very first Royal Caribbean ship back in operation? You might be looking at a trip to Asia or Europe . Royal Caribbean CEO Michael Bayley on Wednesday said the two regions are likely to be the first to see the line’s vessels back in action with paying passengers. “It’s a very different story by region and by country,” Bayley said Wednesday of the prospects for a resumption of cr

OnePlus, Realme, Black Shark and Meizu join Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi’s Android file transfer alliance

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Any debate around Android vs iOS usually boils down to how the latter has an ecosystem where all products work together seamlessly. After years of lagging behind, all the major Android smartphone manufacturers are joining forces to take a jab at AirDrop. AirDrop is Apple’s proprietary file transfer protocol which can be used between iPhones, iPads and even Macs. This is crucial for a cohesive wor

Cam's Work from Home Setup: Home Gym Meets Home Office

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I’ve been working from home for roughly 10 years, with a variety of workspaces along the way. My first “home office”—if you can even call it that—was a tiny desk beside my bed. Now my home office is one of the biggest rooms in the house because it’s not just where I work—it’s a multiuse space for everything from working out to playing music. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Spend eight months in isolation for NASA

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Microsoft’s romance with open source software is on display at Build 2020

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An absolute ton of new announcements has been coming out of this week's Microsoft Build 2020 virtual conference for Windows developers. While cool, most of them are a little thin for individual reports—so we'll get you up to speed on them in this roundup, with links out to each topic if you're interested in more. Windows Terminal goes 1.0 Windows Terminal 1.0 settings are modified in a very Linux

Volkswagen will only sell its ID electric cars online

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Volkswagen is switching up the way it sells its electric vehicles. The company’s dealerships will no longer be the primary point of sale for the ID family of EVs — instead, they will assume the role of an “agent” that facilitates the sale. If you’re in the market for a VW EV , you can now place an order directly with Volkswagen and choose your preferred dealer. Instead of giving you the hard sell

Core i9-10900K hits new highs for Intel with amazing 7.7GHz overclock – and world record RAM speeds

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Intel’s Core i9-10900K processor is now on sale, and the new Comet Lake 10-core flagship has already been overclocked to 7.7GHz, outdoing the 9900K’s record overclock. That’s a mind-boggling speed, naturally, but not one that the average punter will even be able to think about achieving with simple air or liquid cooling, given that Elmor – who is the in-house overclocking expert for Asus – used l

The Brabus Invicto Mercedes G-Class is a new age armored SUV

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German tuning house Brabus is busy in glamming up the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. But instead of infusing ridiculous amounts of power, Brabus has created an impressive lineup of armored G-Class SUVs called the Invicto. According to Brabus, the Invicto G-Class adheres to strict VR6 plus ERV standards for armored protection. This is good news for politicians, diplomats, and affluent VIPs. The … Continue

Twitter just trolled the entirety of Twitter with 1 mean tweet

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Doom Eternal will ditch divisive Denuvo Anti-Cheat with next update

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Doom Eternal will kill off the recently added Denuvo Anti-Cheat software in the game’s next update on PC. After fans reported they were unable to play Doom Eternal’s campaign without installing the divisive anti-cheat software, developer id Software announced that it would be removed in update 1.1. In a candid post on the Doom subreddit , executive producer at id Software Marty Stratton stressed

This UX specialist opened 12 UK bank accounts and ‘logged everything’

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“I’ve got a really high attention to detail, which might sound great, but it’s possibly a curse because I can’t help but spot problems with everything around me,” says Peter Ramsey . He’s the founder of Built for Mars , a U.K.-based UX advisory, and he has spent the last three months documenting and analyzing the user experience of a dozen leading British banks — both incumbents and challengers —

New Call of Duty: everything we know so far about the next COD game

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As sure as the sun rises, we know that we're going to see a new Call of Duty game every year. Sure enough, Activision recently confirmed that a new "premium" Call of Duty is in the works and due for release in 2020, despite already releasing a remastered Modern Warfare 2 campaign and Warzone , its excellent spin on battle royale, earlier this year. While we don’t know much about the new Call of D

Half of Xiaomi revenue now comes from outside China

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Smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi overcame the challenge of the coronavirus crisis to increase revenues by 13.6 per cent in Q1. While lockdown measures in China had affected both demand and supply during the quarter, the easing of restrictions aided a recovery and production levels have now returned to pre-pandemic levels. Income rose to 49.7 billion Yuan (£5.7bn) during the period, with higher aver

Galaxy Watch 2 could be the first Samsung smartwatch in this premium material

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We keep hearing whispers of a Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 , and the latest leak points to the case being made from a material we haven't seen Samsung's watches in before, namely titanium. That’s according to SamMobile , which adds the wearable will also be available in aluminum and stainless steel variants. Those latter two have been used in Samsung smartwatches in the past, but this would be the firs

This is your last chance to save in Samsung's early bank holiday sale

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TL;DR: Save up to 25% on selected Samsung smartphones and wearables until May 21. We don't want you to panic or anything, but you are running out of time to save on smartphones, wearables, and more from Samsung. You can still save up to 25% on a wide range of quality devices in Samsung's early Bank Holiday Sale, but the event ends at midnight on May 21, so maybe you do need to hurry. Actually, yo

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 to be launched August at online event, report says

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Samsung will launch its Galaxy Note 20 smartphone in August at an online-only event, marking the first time a Note series flagship launch won't be held in a real-world venue. This is according to the Korea Herald , which cites industry sources as saying that the company has made the decision to go online-only due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Samsung typically launches its Note series smartphones in

Microsoft Lists is a whole new progress tracking app for businesses

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Microsoft has announced the launch of Lists, a new app that forms part of Microsoft Teams to help enterprises track information flows across multiple processes. Lists is a part of the Microsoft 365 productivity cloud that assists in work management within teams. The app, available for Microsoft 365 business plan users, allows teams to track relevant issues internally as well as with others. Built

Galaxy Note 20 Unpacked event will be a first for Samsung

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The Galaxy Note 20 is shaping up to be a curious product, though not all for good reasons. It could bring a few firsts for Samsung, including the first to backtrack from features it introduced in a previous Galaxy S flagship. According to the latest leak, the Galaxy Note 20 will also be the first premium Samsung flagship that will … Continue reading

This Chrome extension makes it super easy to stream HBO with your friends

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Hikes in the time of coronavirus: What I loved, what I learned

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I've got my water. I've got my sun hat. I've strapped on my mask. I'm about to hit one of my favorite trails in the world, one hand on the car door, when I'm paralyzed by a familiar moment of anxiety. On the surface, it manifests as the kind of don't wanna feeling often felt prior to any exercise. But...I want to hear the end of Marketplace ! But...the car is 10 degrees warmer than the outside! (

Nearly a third of the country is ready to travel this summer — a TPG special report

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It’s been months since the coronavirus pandemic , which has spread to at least 177 countries and sickened more than 4.7 million people around the globe, caused countries to lock down borders and drove nonessential travel nearly to a halt. Demand for flights and hotel rooms plummeted, and the cruise industry has been shut down altogether. But across the globe, there are signs of a cautious return

Pictures show potential emergence of new planet

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Bethenny Frankel’s Dark Journey to Find Medical Masks

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New York officials tapped the reality television star to find masks for medical workers. She found a global bazaar of ex-cons and exaggerations.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 3: what we want to see

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 will be a year old in August, so the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 3 might well be landing in the next few months. Unsurprisingly therefore a few things have been leaked and rumored about it, all of which you’ll find below, along with more precise information on the likely release date. Based on current leaks it sounds like the Galaxy Watch Active 3 could be visibl

id Software is removing Doom Eternal's controversial PC anti-cheat system

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id Sofware’s next Doom Eternal software update for PC will remove the Denuvo Anti-Cheat system it rolled out just a few days ago. The developer said in its announcement that player feedback “has made it clear that [it] must re-evaluate [its] approach to anti-cheat integration” despite its best intentions. id explained that it introduced the anti-cheat system to protect multiplayer Battlemode game

The power of games and play during times of crisis

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It took the cancellation of games to shock most of us into realizing that the world as we knew it was gone, seemingly overnight. On March 11, the NBA abruptly announced the indefinite suspension of its 2019-2020 season due to coronavirus, followed swiftly by similar announcements from the MLB, NHL, MLS, and XFL (and later even the Olympics ). It doesn't matter if you cared about sports or not: Th

Steve Carell's photo taped over real Space Force chief in clever museum prank

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Netflix's Space Force series hasn't yet landed, but its fictional characters are finding their way into our very real institutions. Museum employees at the currently closed National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio have found a moment of viral fame with a subtle prank related to the Netflix series. A photo taken of the museum's air force leadership display and

Zing Tsjeng on pirate queens, resistance heroines, and history's forgotten 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. Women account for around half of the world’s population. But they only occupy around 0.5 percent of recorded history. Zing Tsjeng is the author of the Forgotten Women book series , four books which aim to address the erasure of women from recorded history. These four books prov

Hackers infect multiple game developers with advanced malware

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Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images) One of the world’s most prolific hacking groups recently infected several Massively Multiplayer Online game makers, a feat that made it possible for the attackers to push malware-tainted apps to one target’s users and to steal in-game currencies of a second victim’s players. Researchers from Slovakian security company ESET have tied the attacks to Winnti

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 launch event looks set for August, despite the pandemic

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is expected to land later in 2020, and we may have just had our best information yet on when you'll see the phone unveiled. A new report from The Korea Herald , a newspaper in Samsung's home country of South Korea, has suggested that the company will be hosting an online-only event for Unpacked 2020 to unveil the device to the world. An online-only event wouldn't be a h

Why some viruses die out in summer, but others thrive

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You can now rent your own personal electric scooter in New York City

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Levy is an electric scooter company in Manhattan. The scooters are becoming a useful alternative travel option for medical professionals and essential workers. Levy is the only ride share option that offers customers their own personal scooter, making it an ideal choice during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more... More about New York City , Rental , Scooter , Ride Share , and Coronavirus

UK government buys hundreds of Zoom accounts despite security warnings

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The UK government has been warned over its use of Zoom following a number of high-profile security incidents. The video conferencing service has seen a huge rise in users over the past few months due to global lockdowns put in place by coronavirus, but with this boom has come increased scrutiny. This included warnings from the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) over Zoom's level of safety,

PS5 price could still be months away, as Sony turns focus to its games

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As we rocket towards the PS5 's late 2020 release date, there's still a lot we don't know about Sony's next-gen console, including what PS5 games are on offer, how the console will look and, perhaps most importantly, what the PS5 will actually cost. And it could be a while before we find out - months in fact. That's according to VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb, who tweeted that he thinks it'll

OnePlus 8T line might not come with the super-premium OnePlus phone we thought

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The OnePlus 8T range might include two devices, not three - that's because the third phone, a McLaren-branded handset that we expected because such a phone was included in the OnePlus 6T and 7T lines, looks likely not to exist. The reason seems to be an end to the partnership between OnePlus and McLaren. As spotted by Reddit users on the OnePlus subreddit , OnePlus is no longer listed as an offic

Steve Carell describes the deeply uncomfortable spacesuit he wore for 'Space Force'

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Space Force is now mere days away from hitting Netflix , and to mark the occasion Steve Carell popped up on The Late Show to chat to Stephen Colbert about all things space-related — from the origins of the show to his personal thoughts about going to space ("not a tiny bit of me would ever want to do that"). Carell then talks a little about the filming process, and the retro spacesuit he was forc

AI vs AI: the next battle in the cyber arms race

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In 1988, what is now deemed ‘the world’s first cyber-attack’ hit the headlines. It was the Morris Worm – a personal malware project of the Harvard graduate Robert Tappan Morris which came to infect an estimated 10% of the 60,000 computers online at the time, prompting a seismic shift in attitudes to computer security. Three decades later, cyber security is one of the greatest challenges of our ag

Amazon launches Fitbit sale, with great deals on selected fitness trackers

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Amazon is offering some great deals on Fitbit fitness trackers right now, with savings of up to £50 on a range of models. With gyms closed and the weather improving, getting out for a run, walk or bike ride is one of the best ways to get some regular exercise, and a fitness tracker will help you keep tabs on all your efforts. You can see your heart rate, distance travelled, step count and more at

Amazon launches food delivery service in India

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Amazon is joining India’s online food delivery market just as top local players Swiggy and Zomato reduce their workforce to steer through the coronavirus pandemic. The e-commerce giant, which has invested more than $6.5 billion in India , today launched its food delivery service, called Amazon Food, in select parts of Bangalore. The company had originally planned to launch the service in India la

New OnePlus TV listing hints at global release for unique 4K TV

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Is the OnePlus TV coming your way? A new Bluetooth SIG listing has revealed the existence of a new model of OnePlus' debut television, and it may herald the arrival of the set on new shores. The OnePlus Q1 and Q1 Pro 4K TV s launched in late 2019 in India and China, and we've been waiting ever since to find out when they would be coming to Europe and the US – something we know from OnePlus CEO Pe

Apple HomePod 2 could launch soon as company shifts old smart speaker stock

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We've been hearing rumors of a new, smaller Apple HomePod for a long time – the so-called Apple HomePod 2 or Apple HomePod Mini, said to be a cheaper version of the Siri-powered smart speaker . Those rumors are looking increasingly credible after Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman posted a tweet claiming that Apple is trying to get rid of its remaining HomePod stock by giving staff hefty discounts on the sm

This might be the best VPN for your family

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TL;DR: A two-year subscription to Surfshark is on sale for $2.49 per month as of May 21, saving you 81% on list price. The problem with online security is that you have absolutely tons of options to consider, and frankly, it's a bit much. How are you supposed to know which service is the best for you when there are plenty of plans that offer everything you need? You could spend hours doing detail

Battle boredom and get crafty with these 3D mechanical wooden puzzles

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So you've tried your hand at Dalgona coffee , sourdough bread, and even knitting. You also managed to grow bored with Animal Crossing and watched season two of Dead to Me in record time. What now? If you're like most people, you're probably feeling social distancing fatigue at this point — and we get it. It's tough to stay sane at home with no social life to be found. Might we suggest you add 3D

This rosé season, get a dozen bottles delivered for less than $8 a piece

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TL;DR: As of May 21, you can get $155 of credit for Winc Wine Delivery (equivalent to 12 bottles) for just $93.99. "It's five o'clock somewhere" has essentially become the motto of the coronavirus era. Or as Ina Garten put it, "It’s always cocktail hour in a crisis!" There's just one problem: you're supposed to stay at home as much as possible. That means avoiding taking unnecessary trips to the

Sharpen your photo and video skills with these cheap online classes

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Image: Sharpen your content creation skills with The Beginner-To-Expert Photography and Videography Bundle for $35, a 97% savings as of May 21. There's never been a better time for content. Perhaps because there's little distracting us from getting our Netflix on. Or perhaps because Netflix has brought back the art of the teen rom-com (we are not worthy). Either way, it's a great time to be produ

Snag a stylish face covering you won't mind wearing for just $20

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TL;DR: Face masks don't have to be boring and plain. As of May 21, you can grab a stylish and reusable mask for just $19.99. If you're not wearing a face-covering in public, you're officially uncool — not only in the eyes of the CDC but also from the perspective of your friends and neighbors (and Instagram followers). Many states are now requiring residents to wear face masks and cloth coverings

Support local artists and give back at the same time with these face masks

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TL;DR: Redbubble’s one-for-one charitable program donates a fabric mask for every mask purchased while supporting independent artists and small businesses. COVID-19 has changed life as we know it. This new-new-normal has given rise to powerful, innovative ways that individuals and communities can continue to share, support, and be social with one another. One of these trends is homemade face mask

Google Pixel 4a leak claims it's finally landing in July - but there may just be one model

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The Google Pixel 4a has been rumored for a long time now, and the latest leak suggests it will be delayed until July at the earliest. According to tech analyst and leaker Jon Prosser, the release date was originally intended for May this year but has now been pushed to July 13. That's a good two months later than originally planned, if Prosser's information is correct. These are the very best And

Car licences extended for South Africans

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Facebook rolls out feature to help women in India easily lock their accounts

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Facebook has rolled out a new safety feature in India that will enable users to easily lock their account so that people they are not friends with on the platform cannot view their posts and zoom into and download their profile picture and cover photo. The feature is especially aimed at women to give them more control over their Facebook experience, the company said. “We are deeply aware of the c

Intel acquires Rivet Networks, the maker of 'Killer' WiFi cards

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Once upon a time Bigfoot Networks was just a startup promising to lower latency with a “network gaming accelerator,” before delivering its tech under the Killer wireless brand. Its aftermarket NIC measurably outperformed onboard Ethernet ports, and increased anticipation for upcoming wireless hardware as gamers distanced themselves from the routers. Qualcomm bought the company in 2011, then later

Apple and Google launch COVID-19 exposure notification tech

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Thai mall installs foot pedals in elevators

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Automattic pumps $4.6M into New Vector to help grow Matrix, an open, decentralized comms ecosystem

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Automattic, the open source force behind WordPress .com, WooCommerce, Longreads, Simplenote and Tumblr , has made a $4.6M strategic investment into New Vector — the creators of an open, decentralized communications standard called Matrix . They also develop a Slack rival ( Riot ) which runs on Matrix. The investment by Automattic, which is at a higher valuation than the last tranche New Vector to

Growth in QLED TVs fails to give a boost to weak overall market bitten by Covid-19

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Shipments of QLED TVs, led by strong marketing push from Samsung, are expected to grow by 41.8% to reach 8.27m units compared to 5.83m units last year amid Covid-19, an industry expert said. In the shrinking TV market, brands are vying for business growth by demonstrating their technical superiority and this may be achieved through either improving specifications or differentiating their products

Ather resumes its operations in Bengaluru and Chennai

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The lockdown restriction has been relaxed across the country. While e-commerce companies like Amazon and Flipkart have started delivering non-essentials, Ather Energy , the electric two-wheeler maker has started on-ground operations in Bengaluru And Chennnai. Ather is working with a limited team as per the government’s guidelines. Since they are working in a small team, getting back to the groove

Almost all devices vulnerable to Bluetooth Impersonation Attacks

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Almost everyone uses bluetooth-enabled devices and rarely does it occur to users that they could become the target of hacking via bluetooth. For, it is still a possibility if your device hasn’t been updated by the manufacturer to fix the flaw. The Bluetooth Impersonation AttackS (BIAS) was the name given to the attack which could be utilised by any threat actor. The vulnerability was discovered b

Google's Pixel 4a may have been delayed yet again

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Google's cheaper Pixel phone is coming a bit later than originally anticipated. According to leaker Jon Prosser, the Pixel 4a will be launched on July 13. Originally, the launch was scheduled for May, postponed for June, and now it's been postponed again, Prosser claims. The phone is reportedly ready to launch, but Google delayed it due to the current market conditions. Pixel 4a Was originally Ma

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are discounted on Amazon

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Putting on a pair of headphones to blockout the outside noise and smoothly slide into the comfort of your own world is the definition of bliss. If you’re yet to experience such serenity, you can have a slice of this addictive peacefulness whilst also saving a tidy sum by grabbing a pair of Bose flagship noise-cancelling headphones. The Bose 700 is one of the best pairs of noise-cancelling cans ar

New payments start-up can save charities billions of pounds

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Banked, the account payments platform start-up, is hoping to save charities around the world billions of pounds worth of donations currently lost on payment processing fees . The new system, created by the London-based fintech firm , was officially launched earlier this month and charges just 0.1% payment processing fees, compared to the standard 2.9% typically charged by charity platforms due to

Moto G8 Power Lite with MediaTek Helio P35 SoC launched in India

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Just a few days after the flagship Edge Plus launched, Motorola has now added a new member to the G8 series in India. The Moto G8 Power Lite has gone official and it starts at Rs 8,999. The handset is a smaller sibling of the Moto G8 Power that isn’t available in India yet. Out of the four models in the series, Motorola only sells the Moto G8 Plus currently in the country. Starting with the desig

What our brains do during dreams

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How to watch Thursday's Joe Wicks PE workout on YouTube - live now

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Hello, and welcome to another, another session of PE with Joe Wicks. Well, we say welcome - we're not doing anything to get you more active (that's Joe's job) but we have got the link listed below that you'll need. Plus, we've also got the infor you need to watch it on the big screen in the lounge, rather than stuck in front of a phone screen. Whether you're looking to watch along with the hundre

Sony audio products now available with a special work from home discount

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With work from home more or less the norm across the country, Sony , which is the name to reckon with in audio devices, has announced attractive offers on a slew of its audio products that would come in handy to those working from home. The "Sony WFH Audio Devices Offers" are applicable to the specific audio devices and will be available across all offline stores and online channels including its

Amazon launches multiplayer Crucible PC game - here's what it means

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Crucible, the latest free-to-play PC game created by Relentless Studios, Amazon's gaming arm, has been launched. The new game can be downloaded on the PC and involves players working with teammates to hunt their opponents and take down hostile creatures on a rogue planet. This is Amazon Games Studio's first big-budget original game, given that it has focused mostly on tablet games in the past and

Realme Buds Air Neo officially confirmed to launch on May 25

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Realme has just confirmed the launch of its budget wireless earbuds, Realme Buds Air Neo today. The product will launch on May 25 in India alongside Realme’s first-ever smart TV and smartwatch. Realme India CEO, Madhav Sheth, made the disclosure in a tweet today. The tweet comes with a render of the Buds Air Neo in three colours - White, Red, and Dark Green. Surprisingly, the iconic Yellow colour

Mental Health Awareness: Keeping your screen time healthy

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There's no escaping screens, but here's how to steal some time back from them.

Tencent is taking over troubled RPG 'System Shock 3'

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Chinese conglomerate Tencent will be “taking the System Shock franchise forward,” developer OtherSide Entertainment has announced . A few days ago, ownership of the System Shock 3 website was transferred to Tencent Holdings, sparking rumors that the Asian company will work on the RPG franchise’s upcoming sequel. Now, OtherSide has confirmed the reports. 1/2 We are happy to announce that Tencent w

Turns out 'Red Dead Redemption 2' is a perfect platform for work meetings

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Facebook's Zuckerberg defends actions on virus misinformation

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Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg tells the BBC it will remove content likely to result in "imminent harm".

Samsung decides the fate of the Note 20 launch event - and, it is big

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The Samsung Galaxy Note series is among one of the hottest devices that gets announced each year in the second half, at an “Unpacked” event. For the Note 20, however, things might be a little different. Every year, Samsung hosts two Unpacked events to announce its S series and Note series flagships. With the Note 20 due in August, Samsung was reported to be preparing for its next big launch event

Zuckerberg: Facebook to 'take down' coronavirus misinformation

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Mark Zuckerberg explains how the social network is responding to the Covid-19 crisis.

Mapbox and SoftBank form joint venture to provide mapping tech to Japanese developers

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SoftBank Corp. and Mapbox , the mapping data company that competes with Google and Here, announced that they have established a joint venture called Mapbox Japan. The JV will provide Mapbox’s mapping platform, including APIs and data services, to developers in Japan. Between June 1 and September 30, Mapbox Japan will also provide up to three months of free support for organizations building COVID

Samsung seeks patents for 3 screen covers for its foldables

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Samsung Electronics, which already has two foldable smartphones in the market, seems to be upping the ante in this segment as the news is out that it has filed for patents to three different covers. As of now, Samsung uses a plastic film over the Galaxy Fold’s foldable display and an Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) cover over the Galaxy Z Flip’s foldable screen. Samsung apparently was hamstrung by the set

UK interest in online casinos at 'all-time high' in lockdown

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Lockdown measures may prove a "recipe for disaster", problem gamblers tell the BBC.

Realme TV blind pre-orders now live in India - here's how it works

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Realme’s first smart TV is set to launch in India along with the Realme watch on May 25. Just a few days before the launch, the Realme TV is up for blind order on the company's official site . The Flipkart page for Realme TV is also live now, which reveals key features of the TV. However, the blind order is applicable only on the official site. What is the Realme TV blind order? In simple words,

These gaming laptops put the power in your hands

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TL;DR: Save £90 on Lenovo Legion gaming desktops and laptops using the code MASHABLE90 . Voucher codes are wonderful things because they are easy to use and offer immediate savings. The trouble is finding codes that actually work. Wouldn't it be nice if a voucher code fell right into your lap without any work on your part? Well, that's exactly what's happening here, because you can now save £90 o

Samsung Galaxy S20 TE is a ridiculously rugged phone customized for special ops

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Think the Samsung Galaxy S20 is robust enough for combat? The new Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition is a rugged version of the flagship smartphone that’s been customized for special ops. The Galaxy S20 TE is tailored to the needs of field operatives within the federal government and Department of Defense, Samsung announced in a press release . It can help users navigate far distances across com

Amazon's free-to-play shooter 'Crucible' is now available on Steam

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Amazon Games has officially launched Crucible , one of the two titles it’s been planning to release this year. The free-to-play third-person shooter is now available on Steam , and logging in before 11:59 PM PST on June 1st/2:59AM EST on June 2nd will earn players 1,000 in-game Credits for