Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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The Best Games For The Game Boy Advance

500+Lifehacker / 33min
If you played games in the early 2000s, you probably did so on a Game Boy Advance. First introduced in 2001 as a purple, vaguely hexagonal brick, the hardware boost alone over the Game Boy Color’s archaic tech ushered in an era of lush pixelated gameplay. Then came the ultra-stylish Game Boy Advance SP. Complete with… Read more...

'Hamilton' is coming to Disney+ way, WAY ahead of schedule

Hamilton Disney July4KMashable / 9h
Disney is not throwing away its shot to make an Independence Day splash in the midst of a global pandemic. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney boss Robert Iger confirmed that Miranda's beloved Broadway hit Hamilton will be coming to Disney+ on July 3. That's this July 3, in the year 2020, a full year and a half before what had been planned as a fall 2021 release in theaters. "I’m so proud of how beauti

Large chunks of a Chinese rocket missed New York City by about 15 minutes

4KArs Technica / 6h
Enlarge / A Long March 5B rocket lifts off from the Wenchang launch site on China's southern Hainan Island on May 5, 2020. (credit: STR/AFP via Getty Images) A week ago, China launched the newest version of its largest rocket, the Long March 5B, from its southernmost spaceport. The launch proceeded normally and represented another success for China as it seeks to build a robust human spaceflight


A Mint Condition iPhone 8 From Back Market Killed My Fear of Buying Refurbished

20Lifehacker / 8min
iPhone 11 (64GB) | $600 | Back Market | Promo code FLASH Read more...

A Flower Shop Reinvented to Reopen

68NYT > Technology / 12min
How a small florist in Oakland, Calif., navigated a minefield of rules to sell on the make-or-break Mother’s Day weekend.

RIP Google Play Music: Users told to migrate to YouTube Music

Google YouTube Music20Mashable / 21min
Google today finally released details about the demise of Google Play Music, and launched a quick-transfer button inside YouTube Music for those who want to make the switch. In 2017, Google said it would eventually merge Google Play Music with its YouTube music-streaming service, then known as YouTube Red. The move was intended to avoid confusion about Google's music services , but it's taken alm

Nootropics Can Help You Stay Focused and Productive Amid Stress and Distraction

Futurism / 18min
Are you finding it more and more difficult to stay focused and productive given everything life throws at you on a daily basis? Are you downing coffee and energy drinks like water in a vain attempt to keep yourself awake and on task? Well, you’re not alone. Modern life is complex, and a lot of people struggle to balance it all. However, we do have some good news for you. Thanks to an innovative n

Playmobil Made the Best Back to the Future Toys You Can Buy

400+Gizmodo / 30min
Despite what Star Wars and George Lucas taught the industry about how to properly market a summer blockbuster , when Back to the Future hit theaters in 1985, there was a dismal amount of movie merchandise in stores. But 35 years later, an avalanche of BttF collectibles is en route, including some new sets from… Read more...

Saturated fat has surprising effect on concentration after single meal

SlashGear / 35min
It’s no secret that what we consume can have a big impact on our lives, including everything from energy levels, concentration, and more. Most people think of sugar and caffeine when it comes to mental effects, but it turns out that saturated fat can also have a big impact on your mind. A new study out of Ohio State University … Continue reading

How to watch The Flash season 6 finale online from anywhere

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 37min
After 18 episodes and one huge multiverse crisis, The Flash is finally set for its season 6 curtain call. As the lights dim on Barry Allen and Central City once again, don't miss a moment of the action - here's how to the watch The Flash season 6 finale online and stream episode 19, 'Success is Assured', from anywhere in the world tonight. Spoiler alert: if you're not fully up-to-date with The Fl

Facebook will pay content moderators $52 million in PTSD settlement

88Engadget / 48min
Facebook has agreed to pay current and former content moderators in the US at least $1,000 each as part of a $52 million settlement, The Verge reports . The 11,250 moderators, who are based in the US, will receive the payments as compensation for mental health issues they may have developed while assessing potentially harmful material on the platform. If moderators are diagnosed with post-traumat

COVID-19 resurges in reopened countries; Wuhan sees first cluster in a month

100+Ars Technica / 57min
Enlarge / WUHAN, CHINA - MAY 11: Residents wears face masks while riding their bicycles on May 11, 2020 in Wuhan, China. The government has begun lifting outbound travel restrictions after almost 11 weeks of lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19. (credit: Getty | Stringer ) The World Health Organization on Monday called for continued vigilance as several areas that have eased lockdown restricti

The 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' cast on filming their new interactive special

28Mashable / 1h
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend" is the latest interactive special on Netflix. We asked the cast about the best watching strategies and what it was like to film multiple versions of the same scene. Read more... More about Netflix , Mashable Video , Harry Potter , Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt , and Daniel Radcliffe

How to Cancel Your Quibi Subscription

Lifehacker / 1h
Quibi’s novel approach to short-form content was intended to set it apart from the likes of Netflix, YouTube and Hulu, but it’s had a bit of a rough start; turns out a time when no one is commuting is not the time to launch a commute-friendly mobile-only streaming platform . Even if you’re smitten with the concept and… Read more...

The Easiest Ways to Exchange Currency

Lifehacker / 1h
At some point we’re going to be heading out to see the world again, and if you’re new to international travel, you may be wondering how to exchange currency. Here are your options. Read more...

Google's whole-home Nest Aware subscription is available now

Google New Nest Aware55Engadget / 1h
Google’s streamlined Nest Aware service is finally rolling out in 19 markets several months after it was first announced. As of this week, you can now pay $60 per year (or $6 per month) to provide 30 days of event video history for all your Nest security devices instead of paying per camera. Pay $120 per year (or $12 per month) and Nest Aware Plus will both double the event history to 60 days and

Hilton In DC Learns ‘Pimpin Ain’t Easy’ After Charging 5th Graders A $10,000 Coronavirus Cancellation Fee

View from the Wing / 1h
Within hours of the story hitting several media sources, a Homewood Suites by Hilton has reversed course and will refund $10,000 owed to a 5th grade class in Florida. In a rather bizarre story the Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC Downtown wanted to charge an elementary school $20,612 when they weren’t able to travel to D.C. in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The hotel eventually agr

Air Canada, WestJet could get coronavirus cash aid from Canada

The Points Guy / 1h
The Canadian government is offering more support to Air Canada and WestJet with a new loan program aimed at large companies hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Dubbed the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF), Canada will provide loans starting at 60 million Canadian dollars ($42 million) to companies with annual revenues of at least CA$300 million, according to a Monday statement

New Nest Aware subscriptions go live: Plans and pricing

Google New Nest AwareSlashGear / 1h
Google is rolling out its new Nest Aware pricing, simplifying subscriptions for the company’s connected cameras, as well as dropping some Nest hardware prices. Word of the change first came all the way back in October 2019, alongside the launch of the Pixel 4, new Nest Mini, and new Google Home app. Until now, Nest’s approach has been to charge … Continue reading

Oculus Quest back in stock – for now

SlashGear / 1h
Oculus Quest is back in stock in the US, though you probably shouldn’t hang around if you want one of the untethered virtual reality headsets. The Facebook-owned company has struggled to keep up with demand for Quest over the past few months, even with the VR wearable being a year old at this point – and with rumors suggesting a … Continue reading

Radio Corona, May 14: The chaos of covid-19 testing data in the US

56MIT Technology Review / 1h
In this week’s episode of Radio Corona, we explore why the US has no idea how to manage all the testing data it’s collecting. Last week, reporter Neel Patel wrote about how the US’s decentralized public health system means there are no common standards for reporting testing data. That could create chaos in attempts to fight the pandemic, especially when it comes to making decisions about when and

How to Transfer Your Music From Google Play to YouTube

Google YouTube Music24Lifehacker / 1h
It’s time to bid farewell to Google Play Music: The service is winding down later this year. It’s been around since 2011, which means if you’re a regular user you’ve probably built up a healthy store of tunes on Google’s servers. Read more...

Outlook will soon be able to write your emails for you

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Microsoft is currently working on a new feature for Outlook called text predictions that uses smart technology to to suggest the best word possible while users are typing an email. In an Office support document , the software giant explains that users can use either the tab key (just like in Gmail's Smart Compose feature) or the right arrow key to accept Outlook's text predictions. However, if us

We talk esports vs. a pro racing simulator with Jaguar’s Mitch Evans

24Ars Technica / 1h
Mitch Evans celebrates winning in Mexico City in February 2020. It was his second win for the Jaguar Racing team since being signed in 2016. [credit: Formula E ] Until COVID-19 turned up and ruined things, Formula E's sixth season was going pretty well for Jaguar Racing and driver Mitch Evans. Because the series started its season in November, there were already five races in the books by the tim

SteelSeries Nimbus+ Apple MFi controller arrives with clickable joysticks

SlashGear / 1h
SteelSeries has announced an updated version of the Nimbus controller for iOS devices that it launched in 2015. The new Nimbus Plus (“Nimbus+”) model builds upon the original, adding new features like clickable joysticks, which will make the controller more useful for playing a number of games like Fortnite on iPad. The model is being sold by Apple initially and … Continue reading

Facebook Reaches $52 Million Dollar Settlement With Its Hard-Hit Moderators

Facebook Hate $52MGizmodo / 1h
Finally, some good news for Facebook’s beleaguered moderator community. According to preliminary settlement records first uncovered by The Verge earlier today, the tech giant has agreed to pay a total of $52 million to its current and former content moderators to compensate them for the massive mental strain that… Read more...

Give Your Laptop the Gift of a Few Extra Ports With $6 off Anker’s 5-In-1 USB-C Hub

Gizmodo / 1h
Anker 5-in-1 USB-C Hub | $18 | Amazon | Use Coupon and Promo Code ANKERHUB34 Read more...

US Airlines Can Soon Drop Service To More Airports

41One Mile at a Time / 1h
Expect US airlines to soon reduce service to small airports… The CARES Act service requirement As a condition of accepting funding through the CARES Act, US airlines had to agree to maintain service to all US airports that they previously served. They didn’t have to maintain all the same routes and frequencies, but at a minimum they needed to maintain at least some service to all airports that pr

What Happens When Your Apple Products Become 'Vintage' or 'Obsolete?'

55Gizmodo / 1h
Every tech product you own has a post-release “lifespan.” For example, Apple’s policies guarantee five years of support, starting from a device’s release date (as opposed to whenever you bought it). Once those five years are up, the device becomes “vintage.” Read more...

Slice, an online ordering and marketing platform for pizzerias, raises $43M

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Global investment firm KKR is betting on the pizza business — it just led a $43 million Series C investment in Slice . Formerly known as MyPizza , Slice has has created a mobile app and website where diners can order a custom pizza delivery from their local, independent pizzeria. And for those pizzerias, CEO Ilir Sela said Slice helps to digitize their whole business by also creating a website, i

Frozen Berries and Cream Is a Perfect Quarantine Dessert

24Lifehacker / 1h
Fresh berries and cream is and always will be my favorite springtime dessert, but my efforts to limit my grocery store trips right now mean I always run out of fresh berries days before my next run is scheduled. This is a relatively small inconvenience, particularly since I can make an almost-as-good version with… Read more...

Give Your Laptop the Gift of a Few Extra Ports With $6 off Anker’s 5-In-1 USB-C Hub

Lifehacker / 1h
Anker 5-in-1 USB-C Hub | $18 | Amazon | Use Coupon and Promo Code ANKERHUB34 Read more...

Dock a SpaceX Spacecraft to the ISS in This Amazing Simulator

500+Futurism / 1h
Elon Musk-led space company SpaceX has launched a browser-based simulator that allows you to take over the controls of a Crew Dragon spacecraft and dock it to the International Space Station. To give it a shot, click here . Fair warning, it’s not easy maintaining a good trajectory. But NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine apparently nailed it on his first try using SpaceX’s full-scale docking simul

You Can Carry This Inflatable Electric Bike in a Backpack

57Gizmodo / 1h
They’re better for the environment than a gas-guzzling car, but the other big advantage of commuting every day on an electric bike is that they’re easier to park. With Poimo, a prototype inflatable e-bike created at the University of Tokyo, you don’t even need to find a bike rack when you get to work, just an empty… Read more...

Snap’s Yellow accelerator debuts its third batch of investments

95TechCrunch / 1h
This morning, Snap joined a host of startup accelerators shifting its demo day online amid the COVID-19 quarantine. With its third class of startups, Yellow, Snap’s in-house startup accelerator that launched in 2018, brought investors and founders together in private slack channels after a live-streamed presentation. The event kicked off with a few words from CEO Evan Spiegel and soon transitione

Instagram Testing New Tools That Will Make Comments Less Shitty

Facebook InstagramGizmodo / 2h
As part of its fight against online bullying, Instagram is rolling out new features designed to make it easier for users to control who interacts with them on the platform. Read more...

Facebook to pay $52 million to content moderators suffering from PTSD

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Facebook has agreed in principle to pay $52 million to compensate current and former content moderators who developed mental health issues on the job. The Verge reported Tuesday that the settlement will cover more than 11,000 content moderators who developed depression, addictions and other mental health issues while they worked moderating content on the social media platform. In fact, it was The

In a letter to Amazon, 13 AGs call for increased transparency and stronger worker protections

60TechCrunch / 2h
In an open letter to Jeff Bezos and Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, a coalition of 13 CEOs have jointly called on Amazon to strengthen protections for a strained workforce amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter, penned by Massachusetts state AG Maura Healey — along with attorneys general from Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania a

GM bullish on post-pandemic EVs – may launch new model early

SlashGear / 2h
General Motors may be busy making coronavirus face masks and ventilators, but that hasn’t slowed the automaker’s EV roadmap – even if it’s having to wait longer than intended to actually show us the fruits of that work. Though the big reveals of the Cadillac Lyriq EV and the GMC Hummer EV were pushed back during the COVID-19 pandemic, according … Continue reading

Ghost of Tsushima PS4 State of Play announced for this week

Sony PS5 October TsushimaSlashGear / 2h
If you’re looking forward to the release of Ghost of Tsushima this summer, then you’ll definitely want to catch the next PlayStation State of Play stream. Sony has announced a new State of Play for this Thursday that will be entirely devoted to Ghost of Tsushima. Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today that Sony and Sucker Punch are putting the final … Continue reading

“More likely than not” a COVID-19 vaccine is possible, Fauci tells Senate

Paul Fauci Senate WH83Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Dr. Anthony Fauci testifying from home to an extremely sparsely populated Senate chamber during a May 12 hearing on how safely to reopen US schools and businesses. (credit: Win McNamee | Getty Images ) Months after schools and businesses nationwide shut down to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and most of America started hunkering down at home, we're all left with one common question: no

Spain will require all arriving travelers to quarantine for 14 days

The Points Guy / 2h
Traveling to Spain in the near-term will require a mandatory period in isolation. On May 12, Spain announced that it was set to impose a mandatory 14-day quarantine for international arrivals. Beginning May 15, Spain will require that all passengers arriving from international destinations self-quarantine for two weeks in an effort to curb the coronavirus from entering the country from abroad. Th

9 beautiful hotel pools across the US

The Points Guy / 2h
Dreaming of lounging poolside somewhere beautiful? Us too. With all this social distancing, we’ve never craved a vacation more. While we’re not sure when we’ll be able to hit the road again , it doesn’t mean we can’t dream of our next vacation. In fact, we’ve been doing a whole lot of that by figuring out our points and miles strategy to visiting places like Italy , Tahiti , and Micronesia. Relat

Madonna, Mariah Carey and Other Major Celebs Are Caught up in a Recent Ransomware Attack

Gizmodo / 2h
A Manhattan law firm frequented by some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry has been hit with a hack compromising over 750 gigabytes of intel on its famous clientele. Now, the hackers are threatening to go public with the resulting database unless the company pays up. Read more...

Spaceship Earth and the Value of Utopian Thinking

93Wired / 2h
The Biosphere 2 experiment is often ridiculed as the scientific disaster of the '90s. A new documentary makes a touching case for its merits.

Do Masks Make You Breathe Too Much Carbon Dioxide?

100+Lifehacker / 2h
An image being shared on social media states that hypercapnia, or breathing too much carbon dioxide, can cause symptoms like drowsiness and dizziness. That much is true, and the image comes from Wikipedia here . What’s not true is the implied relationship between hypercapnia and wearing a mask. Read more...

Facebook upgrades its AI to better tackle COVID-19 misinformation and hate speech

Facebook Zuckerberg100+TechCrunch / 2h
Facebook’s AI tools are the only thing standing between its users and the growing onslaught of hate and misinformation the platform is experiencing. The company’s researchers have cooked up a few new capabilities for the systems that keep the adversary at bay, identifying COVID-19-related misinformation and hateful speech disguised as memes. Detecting and removing misinformation relating to the v

US e-commerce sales jump 49% in April, led by online grocery

68TechCrunch / 2h
Online retailers are seeing Black Friday-like sales due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their business. According to new data from Adobe’s Digital Economy Index , U.S. e-commerce jumped 49% in April, compared to the baseline period in early March before shelter-in-place restrictions went into effect. Online grocery helped drive the increase in sales, with a 110% boost in daily sales bet

Scientists Say They’ve Found the Perfect Spot for a Mars Colony

500+Futurism / 2h
Tube Livin’ One of the most significant challenges facing would-be Mars settlers is the constant bombardment of deadly cosmic radiation they would face. But a team of planetary scientists from the Washington Academy of Sciences has an idea for how to keep safe on the Red Planet, Live Science reports : In order to avoid the cosmic rays , they suggest building settlements inside underground caverns

Galaxy Note 20+ will have a very different display than non-Plus 20

Samsung Galaxy 20 120HzSlashGear / 2h
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Note 20+ will apparently be very different machines. Word from Ross Young this morning suggests that the Samsung Galaxy Note 20+ will have LTPO tech in its display, while the Galaxy Note 20 has LTPS. What’s the difference, you might wonder, and why should I care if the device tech has a … Continue reading

3 Reasons Now Is The Best Time There’s Ever Been To Get the Citi AAdvantage Business Card

View from the Wing / 2h
With no initial fee and a lot of bonus points on the table it's actually a pretty unique time to acquire the card - because you have more time to meet the requirements to earn the bonus but only if you act right away, and because spending on the card currently even counts towards lifetime elite status with American Airlines. Continue reading ...

Instagram introduces new features to help create a more positive space

100+Mashable / 2h
Instagram is continuing to fight against bullying on its platform, this time by making it easier to control negativity with the help of a few new features. You'll now be able to delete negative comments in bulk, as well as block or restrict multiple accounts. Deleting negative comments is now quicker than ever. Image: instagram Of course, this is more useful for those with larger followings who t

Decrypted: Contact-tracing privacy, Zoom buys Keybase, Microsoft eyes CyberX

100+TechCrunch / 2h
As the world looks to reopen after weeks of lockdown, governments are turning to contact tracing to understand the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Most nations are leaning toward privacy-focused apps that use Bluetooth signals to create an anonymous profile of where a person has been and when. Some, like Israel, are bucking the trend and are using location and cell phone data to track the sprea

Plex and Endemol Shine Group Are Bringing You Even More Free Stuff to Stream

How-To Geek / 2h
If you thought Plex wasn’t already offering enough free stuff between its deal with Crackle, and three months of free Live TV, well the home-streaming company agrees with you. Today Plex and the Endemol Shine Group announced a new raft of shows coming to Plex’s free streaming with ads service. You’ll get shows from Bananas in Pyjamas to Total Wipeout UK. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Urban Armor Gear Unveils Two New Silicone Strap Options for Your Smartwatch

How-To Geek / 2h
Urban Armor Gear (UAG), the company known for rugged phone cases, has two new silicone strap options for your smartwatch. The Scout and Civilian series comes in Apple Watch, Galaxy Watch, and universal strap variants and costs $29.95 and $39.95, respectively. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Shut Up and Take My Money: 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater' 1 & 2 Are Getting Remastered

34How-To Geek / 2h
It’s 1999. You’re hanging out with the homies, doing the thing we did in 1999: listening to punk rock music and pretending to be one of the greatest skateboarders on the planet. Yeah, you were playing Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, one of the most iconic games of that era. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google Begins Transitioning Play Music Accounts to YouTube Music

Google YouTube Music28How-To Geek / 2h
Google’s known for running multiple overlapping services at the same time—its handling of a plethora of messaging services is something of a running joke in tech news. Another example is Google Play Music, launched back in 2011, and YouTube Music, the competing brand that Google launched as a means of capitalizing on YouTube’s status as a de facto music repository. Read This Article on Review Gee

Google Duo Advertises 32-Person Group Chats in a Promotional Email

24How-To Geek / 2h
Google Duo, along with every other video chatting app, is evolving at an accelerated rate. Over the last month, Duo has increased its group chat limit to 12 people, expanded its browser-based app, and introduced a Family Mode. And according to a new email promotion, Duo will raise its group chat limit to 32 people in the near future. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

'Hamilton' Takes Its Shot by Going Straight to Disney+ a Year Early

Hamilton Disney July43How-To Geek / 2h
Hamilton, the broadway musical that took the world by storm in 2015, was destined for a theater run next year. Disney bought the worldwide rights and planned to release the film version on October 15th, 2021. But in a surprise move, that changed, and now Hamilton is coming straight to Disney+ on July 3rd, 2020. That’s more than a year early. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Spotify's New Parental Controls Put You in Charge of Your Kid's Music

How-To Geek / 2h
After launching a new Spotify Kids app last October, Spotify is back with even more controls for parents to love. Now, parents can check in on what songs their children listened to, and if necessary, block songs from future play sessions. Since it’s part of the Kids app, you’ll need a family premium account to take advantage of the new controls. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

This Animal Crossing Hack Duplicates Even More Items

Animal Crossing NH20Lifehacker / 2h
Well, it’s been a week, and Nintendo hasn’t killed off the last Animal Crossing: New Horizons hack that allows you to duplicate certain items for free. In case it does, or if you’d like another method that allows you to duplicate every item you have—the Holy Grail of glitches—another has emerged. Here’s how to do it. Read more...

Australia wins AI 'Eurovision Song Contest'

300+BBC News - Technology / 2h
The competition attracted lots of entries after the official contest was cancelled.

This concept building is united under a futuristic canopy — Future Blink

44Mashable / 2h
The concept is designed for a school in Moscow and is meant to create an interconnected environment between the interior and exterior spaces. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Environment , Future Blink , and Tech

Apple now considers your 2014 MacBook Air 'vintage'

Apple MacBook Air 2020200+Engadget / 2h
Some of Apple’s better-known laptops are riding off into the proverbial sunset, at least as far as the company is concerned. The company has added (via MacRumors ) mid-2013 and mid-2014 MacBook Air models (plus the mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro) to its “vintage” list, potentially limiting their support. You can still get hardware service from providers, including some Apple retail shops, but acces

AMD Ryzen 7 4700G surfaces with double the cores of the Ryzen 5 3400GA

AMD Ryzen Nvidia Intel44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne.../ 2h
AMD Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” desktop APUs are having quite a month in the Twitterverse. First, an unidentified desktop Renoir APU was spotted by TUM_APISAK on UserBenchmark touting 8 cores, 16 threads and a base clock of 3GHz. And now, tipster @_rogame has leaked another chip bearing the Ryzen 7 4700G moniker. Spotted from an Ashes of the Singularity benchmark, the Ryzen 7 4700G is shown to have the s

NASA Is Setting a Fire Inside a Spaceship

100+Futurism / 3h
NASA is about to set a fire inside a spacecraft — without putting human lives in danger. The specially designed space capsule, which just left the International Space Station for the blaze, is part of NASA’s Spacecraft Fire Safety Experiment (Saffire) project and the fourth iteration to explore the effects of open fire in microgravity, yielding data that could be used to keep future space travele

Emirates Delays Premium Economy Launch (Again)

33One Mile at a Time / 3h
At this point just about all discretionary airline spending is being cut. We’ve seen a lot of innovation from airlines in recent years, though in the next few years I’d expect that trend to reverse, as airlines fight for survival, rather than fighting to outdo one another when it comes to the passenger experience (at least in premium cabins). Well, Emirates has now confirmed that we shouldn’t exp

Plex free movies and TV shows expand under new deal with Endemol Shine

SlashGear / 3h
Plex has struck a new content deal with Endemol Shine Group that expands the number of free movies and TV shows available through its streaming app. This deal comes only days after Plex announced that it had partnered with free ad-supported streaming service Crackle to integrate its content with its own platform, that itself building upon previous deals with major … Continue reading

TaoTronics Hybrid ANC Headphones Fall to $50

Gizmodo / 3h
TaoTronics Hybrid ANC Bluetooth Headphones | $50 | Amazon | Use code IAE8UP8O Read more...

Volvo's Polestar 2 with Google is actually on its way, unlike most new EVs

48Mashable / 3h
There's finally something the coronavirus pandemic hasn't canceled: the release of the Polestar 2, Volvo's all-electric sedan with a Google infotainment system. Deliveries for the Chinese-owned Swedish car company's first ever electric vehicle will start in the U.S. this summer. The original Polestar 1 , a plug-in hybrid sports car, came out in 2019 and costs more than $156,000 as a luxury ride.

What to Watch Tonight, May 12, 2020

26Lifehacker / 3h
Another day means another night of streaming options. Read more...

Tuesday Travel Tip: Get enough points for a round-trip ticket to Europe with these sign-up bonuses

The Points Guy / 3h
To help you plan your future travels while we’re all stuck on the ground, we’re launching “Tuesday Travel Tips.” Check back for a new travel tip every week! Editor’s note: The team at The Points Guy loves to travel, but now is not the time for unnecessary trips. Health officials say the fastest way to return to normalcy is to stop coming in contact with others. That includes ceasing travel. We ar

'Iron Man VR' will arrive on July 3rd

Iron Man VR July Release89Engadget / 3h
Sony delayed Iron Man VR a second time in early April due to the impact of COVID-19, and it has now found a new release date for the virtual reality shooter. All going well, it'll be available for PS VR on July 3rd. Thank you to our amazing, supportive fans for sticking with us. We appreciate your patience, and we can't wait for you to fully experience Marvel's Iron Man VR when you #SuitUp on Jul

Uber, Fresh From a Massive Round of Layoffs, Is Reportedly Trying to Buy Grubhub

Uber GrubHub Takeover28Gizmodo / 3h
Uber, a furnace people can’t stop shoveling money into, is looking to buy up its main restaurant delivery competitor, Grubhub, in an all-stock deal. I think we’re all wondering the same thing: What the fuck? Read more...

Yet more WordPress plugin flaws undermine website security

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The WordFence Threat Intelligence team has discovered two high severity vulnerabilities in SiteOrigin's plugin Page Builder that can be exploited by hackers to create new admin accounts, plant backdoors and even take over compromised websites. The popular WordPress plugin is installed on over 1m sites and the vulnerabilities in Page Builder version 2.10.15 and below are a Cross-Site Request Forge

What Happens When Your Apple Products Become 'Vintage' or 'Obsolete?'

55Lifehacker / 3h
Every tech product you own has a post-release “lifespan.” For example, Apple’s policies guarantee five years of support, starting from a device’s release date (as opposed to whenever you bought it). Once those five years are up, the device becomes “vintage.” Read more...

Instagram reveals bulk comment delete, Pin Comment for power users

Facebook InstagramSlashGear / 3h
Two new features for Instagram were revealed this week for users that have to deal with large numbers of comments. Power users on Instagram – influencers, photographers, and general celebrities – will benefit most from the two new features shown as part of the fifth edition Community Standards Enforcement report from Instagram and Facebook. Not all users will be able … Continue reading

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 are getting remade from the ground up

Tony Hawk Pro Skater200+TechCrunch / 3h
2020 sucks. Want to let your brain slip back to 1999 for a while? This news might help: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 are coming back, complete with a full-blown graphic overhaul, online multiplayer — and, yes, the song “Superman” by Goldfinger. Here’s the announcement trailer, which does a great job of showing just how much better things can look 20 years later: THPS 1 and 2 were originally pub

With planes flying empty, government allows airlines to drop more cities

33The Points Guy / 3h
Like to spread out in Spirit Airlines’ Big Front Seat? Travelers should find lots of them empty and available — for a fee, mind you — on the budget carrier’s flights this month. On some of Spirit’s routes, like those originating in Asheville, for example, an average of just six people are booked on each flight. At Spirit and most other U.S. airlines, empty planes are flying across the nation ever

Big Oil's Climate Plans Don't Come Close to Meeting the Paris Agreement

53Gizmodo / 3h
Climate action plans are all the rage for polluting companies. Last month, Shell pledged to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. It’s just the latest example: Other oil giants have recently made similar pledges as well. These pronouncements use pseudo-inspirational marketing speak, promising to “leverage” their… Read more...

August's slimmer WiFi smart lock is now available for $250

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After debuting earlier this year at CES 2020 , August's latest smart lock is now available to buy. Starting today , you can purchase the $250 WiFi Smart Lock on the company's website and Best Buy (where it seems to have sold out already). On May 17th, it will also be available at other major retailers. Besides a 45 percent smaller design, the WiFi Smart Lock's marquee improvement is that you don'

Fauci and Other Experts Outline Covid-19 Vaccine Strategy

51Gizmodo / 3h
Scientists around the world are scrambling to develop a covid-19 vaccine. A newly proposed strategy could dramatically improve this currently disjointed process, allowing for the accelerated development of multiple vaccines at once. Read more...

How to Parent During a Pandemic

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I have found there is an ebb and flow to parenting during a pandemic. It has played out in my own home, as well as across my social media feeds, and it goes a little something like this: “Omg, the kids are on screens way too much! They need more educational activities, more learning opportunities, more structure ...… Read more...

Flash sale: Get up to 100% bonus miles with latest United buy-miles promotion

The Points Guy / 3h
This is a recurring post, regularly updated with the latest promotion. Right now, all United MileagePlus members can purchase United miles with up to a 100% bonus until 11:59 p.m. Central Time on May 14. You can take advantage of this promotion by heading to United’s buy miles page and logging into your MileagePlus account. But whether you should buy miles with this promotion is a different story

A Grubhub-Uber tie-up would remake the food delivery landscape

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Earlier today news broke that Uber is pursuing an acquisition of Grubhub. The global ride-hailing giant is worth a multiple of the American food delivery service, making the tie-up financially feasible, provided that a palatable price can be found for both parties. The Wall Street Journal broke the news ; you can read TechCrunch’s coverage of the deal here . The deal could shake up the large, if

India’s contact-tracing app tops 100 million users in 41 days

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As most c ountries across the globe scramble to build an app to trace the spread of coronavirus, India’s solution is growing at an unprecedented scale — despite being dogged by privacy concerns. New Delhi’s contact-tracing app, called Aarogya Setu, has reached 100 million users in 41 days since its release. A representative at think-tank NITI Aayog told TechCrunch that this 100 million figure rep

No, the PlayStation 5 release date didn’t leak

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Earlier today, a very peculiar snippet from a Sony job listing started making the rounds on the internet. While much of that listing seem innocuous, there was part that stood out: an apparent release window for the PlayStation 5. That job listing said the PlayStation 5 would be out at some point in October 2020, putting it just five months … Continue reading

Twitter will let employees work from home indefinitely

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Numerous tech giants are letting staff work from home for months while pandemic concerns persist, but Twitter is taking things one step further. The social network has confirmed to BuzzFeed News that it will let many staff work from home indefinitely, not just until COVID-19 is no longer a looming threat. Some people will have to come in for server maintenance and other in-person activities, but

Google Play Music is disappearing – here's how to save your music

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Quick reminder: by the end of the year Google Play Music will no longer exist. The company has been inching towards the inevitable shutdown day-by-day but, until now, carrying over your purchases to YouTube Music was a pain in the butt. Thankfully, that's about to change. As Google prepares to close down its long-running Play Music streaming service, the company has enabled a new transfer functio

Build the ultimate home office with ASUS

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These days, we’re all spending a lot of time in our homes, and for many of us, there’s a good bit of remote work to be done. Your office likely supplied task-ready computers, plenty of screen real estate, and a solid network to keep everyone productive and connected, but you may not have that same infrastructure available to you at home. With ASUS’s suite of products , you can soon be working fro

Facebook’s AI is still largely baffled by covid misinformation

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The news: In its latest Community Standards Enforcement Report, released today, Facebook detailed the updates it has made to its AI systems for detecting hate speech and disinformation. The tech giant says 88.8% of all the hate speech it removed this quarter was detected by AI, up from 80.2% in the previous quarter. The AI can remove content automatically if the system has high confidence that it

Google Play Music dies this year, YT Music library imports begin today

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Enlarge / Please don't hurt our music collections, Google. (credit: Google Play Music ) It has been two years since Google put Google Play Music on death row, and today Google finally announced the major step that will let it kill Google Music: YouTube Music library imports. People who were using Google Play Music as an online music locker can now import their uploaded music collections to YouTub

SpaceX simulator shows you what it’s actually like to dock Crew Dragon with the Space Station

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SpaceX has launched a new browser-based simulator that provides an idea of what it would be like to manually control the docking process of its Crew Dragon spacecraft, the first human-carrying spaceship the company has made. Crew Dragon actually docks with the International Space Station (ISS) fully autonomously, but astronauts are able to take over manual control, should that prove necessary, an

Can't Afford Your Phone or Internet Bill? A Proposed Law Could Keep You Connected

20Gizmodo / 4h
Three Democratic senators have launched an effort to keep Americans connected to the internet throughout the novel coronavirus pandemic and amid one of the most devastating economic downturns in nearly a century. Legislation introduced on Tuesday seeks a national “ moratorium ” on phone and internet shutoffs until the… Read more...

Track Your Miles Fashionably With a New Fitbit

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That Fresh Sea Breeze You Breathe May Be Laced With Microplastic

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Researchers have discovered that the ocean is burping tiny plastic particles, which then blow onto land—and potentially into your lungs.

The Beginner's Guide to Financial Success

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The hardest part about managing your finances is getting started. Read more...

Track Your Miles Fashionably With a New Fitbit

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Best practices for SMBs to build a website

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In today’s digital age, having a website can be extremely beneficial to your business regardless of how big or small your company is. Even if you run a small shop or sell your items locally, a website is a great way to grow your brand and reach even more customers. Getting started is often the hardest part of creating your first website which is why TechRadar Pro spoke to SiteGround’s WordPress i

You’ll have to ask permission to use the toilet when Ryanair resumes flights in July

29The Points Guy / 4h
In a move to get Europe on the move again following the peak of the coronavirus pandemic , Ryanair confirmed on May 12 that it will be reinstating 40% of its planned flying schedule as of July 1. The airline has detailed a number of enhanced safety measures for when flights resume, including the restriction of toilet access onboard to avoid queueing and encourage physical distancing. In a press r

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 will be remastered for a second time in Sept 2020

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Tony Hawk is back. Again. [credit: Activision ] Imagine it: the skating, levels, mechanics, and pro skaters that you fell in love with from the first two Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games on PlayStation 1 are coming back in remastered, higher-definition format. It's probably easy to imagine, because Activision already did this at the tail end of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 life cycle. This year, th

DARPA Is About to Launch a Military Version of SpaceX’s Starlink

500+Futurism / 4h
Blackjack Network DARPA, the research wing of the U.S. Military, is preparing to launch an orbital mesh network similar to SpaceX’s Starlink . The first satellite for the Blackjack network will launch later this year, C4ISRNET reports . While there’s still lots of testing, simulation, and launching to be done before Blackjack is complete, the move could be an important first step toward a new glo

Hunk of Chinese Rocket Falls to Earth as Uncontrolled Space Debris

100+Gizmodo / 4h
A large, out-of-control piece of space debris crashed into the Atlantic Ocean yesterday, passing over much of the United States. Read more...

Apple’s AirPods Pro are down to their lowest price yet on Amazon

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Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a modest yet notable discount on Apple's AirPods Pro, which are currently down to $228 on Amazon . You'll see the full discount at checkout. While we've seen the AirPods Pro go for a couple dollars less at other retailers , this is the lowest they've been on Amazon to date. The deal takes about $20 off Apple's standard MSRP and abo

Face masks show Earth's grim warming trend

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‘What the Golf’ is coming to the Nintendo Switch on May 21st

51Engadget / 4h
The hilarious, physics-based pseudo-golf game What the Golf is making its way to the Nintendo Switch later this month. The game was initially released in September on Apple Arcade and Windows, and won the 2020 Game Developers Choice Award for the best mobile game, so it will likely be a welcome addition to the hybrid console’s library. The Switch version will come with a new competitive party mod

In This Exclusive She-Ra Final Season Clip, Catra's Finally Met Her Match

100+Gizmodo / 4h
After years of clawing her way up the ladder, it seemed like Catra finally had the upper hand on Hordak. But once Horde Prime arrived, she was back in the shadows. io9 has an exclusive clip from the fifth and final season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power in which the true leader of the Horde has an offer Catra… Read more...

Twitter says staff can continue working from home permanently

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Earlier today, Jack Dorsey sent an email to Twitter staff, notifying employees that they will be ale to continue working from home as long as they see fit. The CEO notes that Twitter was an earlier adopter of a work-from-home model, though — like much the rest of the world — that push has been accelerated by COVID-19 stay at home orders. Twitter confirmed the decision in an email to TechCrunch, n

Hamilton is coming to Disney+ a year early—just in time for Fourth of July

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Hamilton Enlarge / The Broadway production of Hamilton won 11 Tony awards in 2016, as well as the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Now a "live capture" film version is coming to Disney+. (credit: Walt Disney Company ) Rise up and rejoice, Hamilton fans, because the filmed performance of the blockbuster Broadway musical is coming to Disney+ a year earlier than anticipated, just in time for Fourth of

How to Mend Your Clothes

75Lifehacker / 4h
Got a split seam in your backpack? A shirt button you need to sew back on? Or, if you’re ambitious, a hole in your jeans you’d like to patch? Let’s talk about the basics of repairing clothes, so that you’ll know what’s in your power to fix and how you’d go about doing it. Read more...

Instagram adds new anti-bullying features, including tag controls, comment management tools

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As part of its anti-bullying efforts, Instagram today announced a series of new features aimed at helping users better manage negative comments as well as highlight positive ones. It’s also adding new controls to manage who can tag or mention you on Instagram, which can be another source of online bullying. The first of the new features for managing negative comments is specifically aimed at thos

Motorola promises one additional Android update for the $1,000 Edge+

Motorola Razr Android42Engadget / 4h
By our estimation , Motorola's first flagship in four years is a decent, if not completely compelling high-end phone. Not everyone will like the Edge+'s signature "waterfall" display, and its vaunted stereo speakers could be better. The good news is that Motorola is addressing one of the Edge+'s other notable flaws ahead of the phone's May 14th launch. In an email to Engadget, a spokesperson for

Hilton Hotel Demands $20,612 From A 5th Grade Class That Can’t Travel Due To Coronavirus

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Incarcerated rapper Kodak Black, in prison until October on gun charges, grew up near the school and has offered to pay for a future trip if Hilton refuses a refund. Black's attorney is representing the school PTA as it seeks a full refund from the hotel. Continue reading ...

‘Double Rainbow Guy’ Paul Vasquez Is Dead at 57

2KNYT > Technology / 4h
His unbridled joy at the sight of two concentric rainbows made him a YouTube star.

Making Workplaces ‘Safe,’ and Weird

100+NYT > Technology / 4h
Businesses are using safety technologies to try to protect employees. But they may not work.

How to Dust Everything in Your Home

68Lifehacker / 4h
I love dusting. There’s something extremely satisfying about running a piece of cloth across a surface and watching it become instantly brighter—or pulling a few books out of a bookshelf, admiring the book-shaped gunk outline you didn’t even know was there and then making it disappear. Read more...

Not even Jack Dorsey can figure out how to use Periscope

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Look, we get it: Technology is hard . It's just that, you know, you might expect a company's co-founder and CEO to know how to use his own product. Well, in the case of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, it turns out that your expectations would be more than just a little off. That much was made clear Tuesday morning when Dorsey began what he thought was a company-only livestream on Twitter-owned Periscope

Instagram adds new comment filtering tools to combat bullying

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Instagram is ramping up its anti-bullying measures with a series of updates meant to give users more control over how others interact with their account. Among the changes: new comment filtering tools and restrictions on tagging and mentions. The updates come alongside Facebook’s Community Standards Enforcement Report, which highlights the company’s work to combat hate speech, bullying and other

Telegram abandons its TON blockchain platform

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Messaging service Telegram said on Tuesday it is abandoning its blockchain platform Telegram Open Network (TON) after a lengthy battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). “Today is a sad day for us here at Telegram. We are announcing the discontinuation of our blockchain project,” wrote Pavel Durov, the founder and chief executive of Telegram, on his channel. A U.S. court made

‘Apex Legends’ developers’ new studio embraces remote work

Respawn Gravity Well51Engadget / 4h
Two key Respawn Entertainment developers have started a new game studio called Gravity Well, with a focus on fostering a healthy work environment. Drew McCoy and Jon Shiring have worked on major titles over the last decade-plus -- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare , Modern Warfare 2 , the Titanfall games and Apex Legends -- so whatever they're cooking up will surely be worth paying attention to. McC

Virgin Atlantic’s Summer 2021 Schedule

47One Mile at a Time / 4h
While Virgin Atlantic continues to be on the brink of collapse as the airline looks for new investors , that’s not stopping the company from doing some network planning for the future. With the summer of 2020 expected to see very little travel, Virgin Atlantic has just published planned routes for the summer of 2021. Virgin Atlantic’s summer 2021 flying program Last week Virgin Atlantic announced

Waymo expands first external investment round to $3 billion

76TechCrunch / 5h
Waymo has added an additional $750 million to the $2.25 billion funding round that it first announced in March , bringing the total size of the financing (its first from investors outside of Alphabet) to $3 billion. The extension comes from new investors, including those managed by T. Rowe Price, Perry Creek Capital, Fidelity Management and Research Company and others. The extension, like the ori

Huawei skirts US trade bans with a 'new' P30 Pro

Huawei P30 Pro Google84Engadget / 5h
Last year, Huawei released its flagship P30 Pro smartphone , which came with Android 9 Pie. The US government threw a wrench in the Chinese company’s plans though, by imposing trade restrictions that meant Huawei wouldn’t be able to use the American-made components or software that it had come to rely upon. But since the P30 Pro was released before Huawei was put on the “Entity List,” the company

UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Teixeira live stream - how to watch online from anywhere

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After Justin Gaethje turned in the performance of his career to dispatch Tony Ferguson with a 5th round KO at UFC 249, all eyes are now on the MMA promotion's next card - a mid-week Fight Night event pitting two former light heavyweight title challengers against each other. Here's how to watch UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Teixeira - live stream Wednesday's clash online from anywhere in the world wit

Bitcoin’s “halving” is bad for miners, good for everyone else

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Enlarge (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images) The bitcoin network underwent a significant change on Monday as the number of new bitcoins produced in each block fell by half. This is according to a schedule established by bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto almost 12 years ago. Previously, each block in the blockchain came with 12.5 new bitcoins worth roughly $110,000. Now each block includes only

How to transform your car into an office

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No One Wants a Swivel Phone in 2020, but Apparently, That Won't Stop LG from Trying

43Gizmodo / 5h
While Samsung has already released a pair of foldable phones , its biggest rival, LG, still hasn’t thrown its hat in the game. However, instead of exploring foldable tech, based on a new report, it seems LG may be taking some cues from the past for its next wacky handset. Read more...

One Week Left for With 20% off at Bellesa Boutique but Still Time to Prep for International Masturbation Day (May 28th)

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Get this Dell 22-inch LED monitor shipped fast — all for just $109

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TL;DR: Get the affordable Dell E2220H 22-inch LED monitor for just $109.24 at Dell as of May 12. Not only is it budget-friendly, this monitor will also ship within one business day. If you are lucky enough to work from home, it can still be a struggle to stay efficient. And if you have to build a workstation on your own, it can also be hard to stay under budget. You can start with a budget laptop

Facebook is part of a group that will reportedly run ads to fight Silicon Valley regulations

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As the U.S. government gets more serious about regulating Silicon Valley, Facebook will help a new group fund counterattacks. The Washington Post , citing anonymous sources, reported that Facebook is part of a political advocacy group called American Edge. The goal of American Edge, which hasn't officially launched yet, is to fund ads and studies to persuade lawmakers to go a little easier on the

How Much Vitamin D Do You Need?

84Lifehacker / 5h
Vitamin D is important. It helps your body absorb calcium, promotes bone growth and plays a role in your immune system . It’s commonly called the “sunshine vitamin,” as our bodies use the energy from sunlight to make vitamin D, which by definition is actually a prohormone . Given abrupt, pandemic-induced changes to our… Read more...

One Week Left for With 20% off at Bellesa Boutique but Still Time to Prep for International Masturbation Day (May 28th)

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000 graphics cards could make 4K graphics the norm for PC gaming

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Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3000 range is set to be something truly special, and could usher in a new era of 4K gaming on PC, at least if a freshly revealed graphics card leak turns out to be on the money. This comes from the YouTube channel Moore’s Law is Dead, which we should note upfront is not one of the major hardware leakers that seem to pop up constantly. That said, the channel has been gaining t

Microsoft and Intel are turning malware into images

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Researchers from the Microsoft Threat Protection Intelligence Team and Intel Labs have come together to work on a new research project that utilized a novel approach to detect and classify malware . The project, called STAtic Malware-as-Image Network Analysis (STAMINA), used a new technique to convert malware samples into grayscale images which were then scanned for textural and structural patter

4K TV deal: save £310 and get an OLED TV for under a grand at Amazon

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Amazon has just dropped a fantastic 4K TV deal on this 55-inch Philips 55OLED754 for just £989 - a hefty price slash of £311 in total, and your chance to pick up an OLED TV for under a grand. A big discount doesn't mean this cheap OLED TV is lacking in features. With Ambilight, Amazon Alexa built-in, Philips' P5 Perfect Picture Engine, HDR10+ support, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, this is a reall

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 remaster release date and gameplay revealed

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The original Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and THPS2 were announced in a single collection, remastered with original maps, skaters, and songs. It’s not clear yet whether we’ll see ALL the same maps, skaters, and songs, but still – it’s gonna be neat. The game will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and it’s out on pre-order … Continue reading

What credit score do you need to get the Citi Rewards+ Card?

The Points Guy / 5h
Citi is a TPG advertising partner. The Citi Rewards+℠ Card offers bonus earning at supermarkets and gas stations . And, the points earned on each purchase are rounded up to the nearest 10 points. But, for most cardholders, the real reason to have this no-annual-fee credit card is that it provides 10% points back for the first 100,000 points you redeem each year. (Photo by John Gribben/The Points

Report: Katee Sackhoff Is Reprising Her Clone Wars Role on The Mandalorian

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You know how Clone Wars is over? Well, about that . Read more...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons comes to Tetris 99 this weekend

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Over the past couple of months, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has become one of the most popular Switch games of all time. It should be little surprise, then, to see Nintendo announce a new crossover for Tetris 99 that features Animal Crossing: New Horizons. More specifically, New Horizons will be the focus of the 13th Maximus Cup, which is set … Continue reading

There's Nothing Wrong With Allrecipes

100+Lifehacker / 5h
Food writing is a very personality-driven genre, and it has been for a while. It is not uncommon for recipe developers, writers and TV hosts to develop cult-like followings and stans, and who wrote the recipe can become a serious factor in choosing what you make for dinner. Read more...

Intel Core i5-10400 comes close to AMD Ryzen 5 3600 in leaked benchmarks

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The soon-to-be-released Intel Core i5-10400 is just shy of beating AMD’s year-old Ryzen 5 3600 in leaked benchmarks. The Core i5-10400 is an affordable mid-range Comet Lake CPU that’s expected to launch at the end of the month priced at $182 (around £145, AU$285). Though it’s based on Intel’s ageing 14nm architecture, it offers similar specs to AMD’s 7nm Ryzen 5 3600 ; it’s a 6-core, 12-thread lo

CityMD Wrongly Told 15,000 Patients They Were Immune to COVID-19

300+Futurism / 5h
The urgent care clinic CityMD gave inaccurate results to 15,000 patients who came in for a coronavirus test. The tests correctly identified antibodies for the coronavirus in all those patients — meaning they had been sick at some point in the past. And while CityMD reported the results correctly, CNBC reports that the clinic incorrectly told all 15,000 of those patients that they had developed im

Thunderspy: What it is, why it’s not scary, and what to do about it

Thunderbolt Thunderspy77Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge (credit: Haotian0905 ) There’s a new attack that uses off-the-shelf equipment to take full control of a PC—even when locked—if a hacker gets just a few minutes alone with it. The vector is a familiar one: the Thunderbolt ultrafast interface connects graphics cards, storage systems, and other peripherals to millions of computers. The hack, which took years to develop, is elegant. Its adept

Everything we know about the UK’s mandatory 14-day self-isolation for travelers

The Points Guy / 5h
On Sunday, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled the country’s road map out of coronavirus lockdown. While the plan included when schools and shops could reopen, Johnson also unveiled a broad plan to require incoming air passengers to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival into the country. The move had been rumored to be coming for a couple of weeks , though remained light in detail. In the

Daily Crunch: LinkedIn doubles down on virtual events

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LinkedIn adds new features to support virtual events, Elon Musk escalates his battle with Alameda County and Banjo’s CEO resigns after some disturbing revelations. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 12, 2020. 1. LinkedIn adds polls and live video-based events in a focus on more virtual engagement Microsoft -owned LinkedIn announced a couple of big new feature updates that point to how it’s trying t

LaunchNotes helps companies better communicate their software updates

72TechCrunch / 5h
LaunchNotes , a startup founded by three ex-Atlassian employees, makes it easier for businesses to communicate the changes in their software products to both their internal teams and external customers. In practice, you can think of it as a product similar to Statuspage, which made it easier for companies to communicate the status of their systems. And that’s maybe no surprise, given that two of

Researchers Find Coronavirus Symptom App May Be Pretty Handy in Predicting New Cases

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In a new study , researchers from the UK and U.S. have found that crowdsourcing symptoms via an app may actually be useful in predicting covid-19 cases—and that the most reliable indicator was a loss of taste and smell, followed by fatigue and acute muscle pain. Read more...

Southwest Airlines Offering 2x Rapid Rewards Points For Flights

One Mile at a Time / 5h
Airlines are starting to offer real incentives for booking flights, and I’m not sure how to feel about this… Southwest offering 2x Rapid Rewards points Southwest is offering 2x Rapid Rewards points for flights this summer: Registration is required prior to booking travel Valid for flights between May 12 and August 31, 2020 There’s no limit to how many bonus points you can earn How many points do

artist-rossetti:Elizabeth Siddal, 1854, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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artist-rossetti : Elizabeth Siddal, 1854 , Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Xiaomi just announced a new cheap phone that could rival the OnePlus Z

POCO Xiaomi K30 Pro36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne.../ 5h
With OnePlus phones – most recently the OnePlus 8 – coming with increasingly high price tags to match their strong specs, the title of ‘flagship killer’ which they once held is arguably up for grabs, and the latest phone from Xiaomi looks a strong contender to take on the title. The newly-announced Poco F2 Pro comes from Xiaomi's sub-brand Pocophone, which previously put out the popular Poco F1 ,

Polestar and CAKE’s new EV partnership makes a whole lot of sense

SlashGear / 5h
Polestar plans to bring CAKE’s e-bikes into its electric car showrooms, with the two Swedish EV-makers set to offer two and four wheeled options for those seeking out zero-emission transportation. CAKE’s electric bikes will feature in European Polestar Places, the automaker’s showrooms for its EVs where would-be owners can see models like the Polestar 2 and arrange test drives. Polestar … Continu

Fantasy sports startup Sleeper closes Series B led by a16z as it expands to esports amid pandemic

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Sleeper is widening its ambitions to esports as the arena sports world goes into hibernation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While CEO Nan Wang has high hopes that the upcoming NFL season can proceed amid the pandemic, he’s hoping to expand his fantasy sports app’s appeal to gamers by launching support for the intensely popular title League of Legends. Wang says that esports support was always in the

Why Do Some Coronavirus Patients Seem Normal When They Should Be Gasping for Air?

100+Gizmodo / 5h
Doctors have reported a strange phenomenon as they treat coronavirus infections: Patients who are able to breathe normally and feel fine but have blood oxygen levels that are dangerously low. What causes this “happy hypoxemia,” as it’s known, and could it affect how doctors manage covid-19 patients? Read more...

Quibi's Real Issue Isn't Covid-19 or Screencasting, It's Ego

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After reversing its stubborn insistence on making Quibi a mobile-exclusive streaming service, the company will finally begin rolling out casting support to its, uh, relatively small group of subscribers. Read more...

Uber Said to Be in Talks to Acquire Grubhub

Uber GrubHub Takeover500+NYT > Technology / 6h
A deal would unite two large players in food delivery as more people order in meals during the pandemic.

Schwarzenegger is coming to 'Predator: Hunting Grounds'

Arnold Schwarzenegger100+Engadget / 6h
For the first time in 33 years, Arnold Schwarzenegger will reprise the role of Dutch from 1987's Predator movie. On May 26th, you'll be able to play as Major Alan Schaefer in multiplayer shooter Predator: Hunting Grounds , provided you're willing to buy the game’s upcoming paid DLC . On the same day, developer Illfonic plans to release free downloadable content that will detail what Dutch has bee

Southwest Offering Double Points Through August 31

View from the Wing / 6h
Southwest has made earning elite status and a companion pass easier and also made credit card spend more lucrative for earning elite status too . Adding double points for flights into the mix makes it an especially rewarding time to travel. I suspect this is only the beginning. Continue reading ...

Noise-canceling headphones are a WFH must-have, and these are on sale

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You heard it here first, folks: Not counting face masks , noise-canceling headphones are this season's hottest accessory. Noise-cancelling headphones are truly one of those pieces of tech that went from ‘nice to have’ to ‘need to have’ during The Age of Quarantine. — Drew Coffman (@DrewCoffman) May 6, 2020 Between noisy neighbors, rowdy roommates, barking dogs, screaming kids, construction, leaf

YouTube Music adds a transfer option ahead of Google Play Music’s shutdown this year

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Google is making it easier for Google Play Music users to make the switch to the company’s now preferred music app, YouTube Music, ahead of its plans to shut down Google Play Music later this year. Starting today, Google Play Music users will be able to move their libraries, personal taste preferences and playlists to the newer YouTube Music service by way of a new “transfer” option available in

How to Tune Up Your Bike

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Spring is here, and it’s time to bring your bike out of its winter hibernation. Before you go for your first ride, get it road- or trail-ready with some basic DIY maintenance. Read more...

First two ‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’ games return in a faithful remaster

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 are making their triumphant return in a faithful remaster coming this September, all in beautiful 4K and HDR. It’s like a little ray of sunshine peeking through a year-long stretch of dark clouds. Read more... More about Tony Hawk S Pro Skater , Entertainment , and Gaming

This Was Supposed to Be the Year Driverless Cars Went Mainstream

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Perfecting the technology has taken longer than expected. The coronavirus pandemic has made it even more difficult.

Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg blames coronavirus for the streaming app’s challenges

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Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg is admitting that the short-form video service’s launch hasn’t gone the way he’d hoped — and he knows what to blame for its issues. “I attribute everything that has gone wrong to coronavirus,” Katzenberg said in an interview with The New York Times . “Everything. But we own it.” Back in April, I actually asked Quibi executives about how they thought the worldwide

Specialized's latest e-bike is a super-light all-rounder

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Specialized has been churning out road and mountain bikes since the 70s, and developed its first electric model in 2012 . Since then we've seen the company's chops in action as it electrified many of its models, and the new Turbo Vado SL , in particular, seems like it could become a fan-favorite. Fair warning to fans of e-bikes with throttles: This thing isn't going to do it for you. It's pedal-a

Facebook deploys AI in its fight against hate speech and misinformation

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Even in the year 2020, it’s not very hard to be led astray on Facebook. Click a few misleading links and you can find yourself at the bottom of an ethnonationalist rabbit hole facing a flurry of hate speech and medical misinformation. But with the help of AI and machine learning systems, the social media platform is accelerating its efforts to keep this content from spreading. It’s bad enough tha

'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2' HD remaster lands in September

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The original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and its sequel were touchstones of the Y2K era. Alongside pop-culture hits like Jackass and CKY , the games precipitated a huge spike in the popularity of skateboarding in the United States, and spawned more than a dozen follow-up titles bearing Tony Hawk’s name. Twenty years later, both games are coming back, updated for modern platforms. Vicarious Visions is

Moog Subharmonicon review: An experimental synth with an iconic sound

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Moog’s current lineup of semi-modular synths all have cute mother-themed names: Mother-32 , Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM), Grandmother and Matriarch . But the newest entry -- the $699 Subharmonicon -- abandons that tradition, even though it’s part of what is officially called the Mother ecosystem. It’s a strange device that indulges its experimental side more than either the Mother-32, and m

United’s New Refund Policy Is An “Unfair and Deceptive Practice’ Per DOT Guidance

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Airlines are required to provide a refund when they cancel a flight, or make a significant change to their schedule. Federal law does not define what either of these two things mean, so airlines can create their own definition as long as it's reasonable. United has adopted an unreasonable interpretation . However the Department of Transportation reminds that even that new interpretation cannot be

China’s smartphone shipments are reportedly up for April, following COVID-19-fueled decline

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Smartphone shipments are reportedly beginning to see signs of life in China, after a sizable dip from the COVID-19 pandemic. New numbers from China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (a government-connected agency) point to a 17% rise in shipments for April, pointing to some recovery for the market. The figure, from the China state-supported group, is virtually a mirror reflecti

Moog Music Subharmonicon synthesizer leverages the past to make music

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While the present global situation has forced many to resort to all kinds of pastimes and distractions, it has also given rise to a newfound desire to create. From the physical to the digital, people around the world are finding ways to tap into their talents and their dreams to produce or try out things they have never done before. … Continue reading

Google Search results topped by suspected scam gadget store

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The store listed hard-to-find technology and exercise equipment at discount prices and is now offline.

The internet got a glimpse of Dr. Fauci's home office and they want more

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You can tell a lot about a person by looking at their workspace, which is why people are absolutely scouring the bookshelves, floorboards, and window views of Dr. Anthony Fauci's home office. On Tuesday, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases appeared at a virtual Senate hearing called " COVID-19: Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School ." But while Fauci

Bumble users are raring to meet in person again as some states ease stay-at-home orders

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The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly altered every aspect of life — especially, for single folks, dating. Many apps have attempted to keep up with the demands of the times and create new features to help dating from home be a bit less painful. New data out of Bumble suggests, however, that users want to meet-up in person again. Eighty percent of Bumble users in the United States are open to m

Beats noise canceling headphones get a massive $150 price cut at Best Buy

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If you're looking to score a price cut on a quality pair of headphones with noise cancelation technology, then you're in luck. Best Buy has the best-selling Beats Studio 3 headphones on sale for $199 . That's a whopping $150 discount and the lowest price we've seen for the wireless earphones. Alternatively, if you're on the hunt for earbuds that are better suited for at-home workouts, Best Buy al

Sony ZV1 vlogging camera leak suggests it'll have Sony's best video feature

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Rumors about a Sony ZV1 vlogging camera started swirling last week, and now a new leak has suggested the compact could well be en route – along with some very promising video skills. Sony Alpha Rumors is confident that the "compact selfie camera" will arrive on May 26 and will come with "existing Real Time AF and Real time Eye AF". If, as we expect, this means the ZV1 will have the latest version

Schwarzenegger returns to Predator as Dutch, fills in plot

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The game Predator: Hunting Grounds will fill in the blanks with what Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character Dutch has been up to since his appearance in Predator (1987). And it’s no voice-alike, it’s the real deal. After director John McTiernan’s original film, the original plan was to see Dutch return in Predator 2 in the role essentially filled by Gary Busey. Now, … Continue reading

Uber is reportedly in talks to buy Grubhub

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Uber is in talks to buy Grubhub in an all-stock deal, The Wall Street Journal reports . According to the WSJ’s sources, Grubhub wants 2.15 Uber shares for each Grubhub share. Uber first approached Grubhhub earlier this year with an offer, but the two companies are still in talks, according to the WSJ. A Bloomberg report says the deal could be finalized sometime this month. This comes a few months

YouTube Music transfer tool starts the Google Play Music shutdown journey

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Google Play Music is starting the process of transitioning subscribers to YouTube Music, with a new library transfer tool promising to make it easy to switch over ahead of the shutdown later in 2020. Google announced that Google Play Music would be retiring some time back, but it has been slowly adding features to YouTube Music – as well as … Continue reading

The Batman's Robert Pattinson Loves the Challenge of Finding His Place in the Dark Knight's Legacy

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Robert Pattinson is the latest Caped Crusader to don the cowl , but what type of Batman is he going to be? Read more...

Sony reveals PlayStation Studios branding for its own PS5 games

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Sony is bringing together its games studios under a single branding umbrella. Starting in the fall, it’ll release all first-party PS4 and PS5 games as PlayStation Studios titles, and it revealed an animated logo that pulls a trick or two from the Marvel Studios playbook. Characters from key games and franchises including Uncharted, God of War, Horizon: Zero Dawn and The Last of Us appear on the c

How to Clean All Types of Flooring

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While vacuuming or sweeping is usually enough to keep an uncarpeted floor looking clean, there are times when you have to go one step beyond that and get out a bucket to really wash them properly. Maybe it’s something you traditionally do as a part of spring cleaning, or before your parents come to visit—or maybe it’s… Read more...

After Six New Cases, Wuhan Plans to Test All 11 Million Residents

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Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, is planning to test all 11 million inhabitants, according to a state media report, as the BBC reports . The move comes after the city reported six new cases over the weekend. Before this weekend, the city had recorded no new cases since April 3 and started easing restrictions on April 8 — with schools reopening, public transpor

Poco's F2 Pro is a high-end, all-screen phone for $499

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Earlier this year, Xiaomi decided to spin off its sub-brand that created the Pocophone F1 . Now known as Poco, the company has announced its latest phone, the F2 Pro , and like its predecessor, it features flagship specs and a slick design. With a 6.67-inch AMOLED notchless display, a Snapdragon 865 processor and liquid cooling, the phone is positioned to compete against the likes of flagship mod

Apple battles Ableton Live with new Logic Pro X 10.5 features

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Logic Pro X 10.5. [credit: Apple ] Today, Apple announced Logic Pro X 10.5 , a major update to its popular digital audio workstation (DAW) for macOS. Key new features include a pro version of Live Loops, a new drum-machine-like tool (Step Sequencer) for making drum beats and other sounds, and some significant updates to the Sampler tool. Taking a page right out of competing DAW Ableton Live’s boo

How to Quickly Search For Text on the Current Web Page

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Finding something specific within a long or complex web page can be frustrating, like finding a needle in a haystack. Luckily, there’s an easy way to perform an in-page search using an almost universal keyboard shortcut. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Lock Down Your SSH Server

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SSH, which stands for Secure Shell, isn’t very secure by default, opting for basic password authentication with no other limits. If you really want to lock down your server, you’ll need to do more configuring. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

PlayStation Studios branding revealed for Sony’s PS5 games

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When the PlayStation 5 launches later this year, it’ll be accompanied by new branding for Sony’s first-party titles. Sony today revealed its PlayStation Studios branding, which will be found on every first-party game for the PlayStation 5. If Sony continues to focus on pumping out first-party games like it did with the PlayStation 4, then we can expect to see … Continue reading

Hamilton on Disney Plus is the best reason to subscribe yet – and it'll save you a lot of money

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The phenomenon of Hamilton reinvigorated my interest in musical theater, so much so that I've seen the UK production three times over. Perhaps more importantly, the soundtrack has been a staple of my most played on Spotify for the majority of the time I've used the streaming service. I'm by no means the world's biggest fan of Hamilton - that title goes to someone who knows every single reference

Sony just teamed up with a robot avatar company with big ambitions

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Sony and remotely-controlled robot startup Avatarin are teaming up to make telepresence avatars smarter, borrowing tech from Aibo and more. It’s the latest move by the freshly-founded Sony AI, the Japanese firm’s incubator for next-gen robotics, artificial intelligence, sensor technology, and more, that was set up back in April. Avatarin was also created in April 2020, a spin-out of airline … Con

Nintendo Switch supply in trouble

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How, in a time when the Nintendo Switch sold better than ever, could Nintendo find themselves in a position where they can’t make more? For Nintendo, the COVID-19 pandemic’s been a double-edged sword. While quarantine life around the world’s provided at-home gamers a reason to own and use a Nintendo Switch, the same quarantine’s made it difficult to produce enough … Continue reading

Apache 101: 0-WordPress in 15 minutes

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Enlarge / Hellfire missiles not included. (credit: Flickr user Mike ) Recently, we took a look at the Caddy Web server. Today, we're going to back things up a little bit and look at the A from the classic LAMP stack: the Apache Web server. Apache has a bad reputation for being old, crusty, and low-performance—but this idea mostly stems from the persistence of ancient guides that still show users

Homeschooling startup Primer raises $3.7 million seed round led by Founders Fund

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As parents across the country are tasked with managing their children’s schooling amid a pandemic, investors are betting on a homeschooling startup that’s aiming to provide parents with services that can simplify the process of giving their kids a tailored education at home. Founder Ryan Delk says his startup Primer is building the “full-stack infrastructure” that parents need to homeschool their

This is the summer you'll learn how to grill. Speak it into existence.

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TL;DR: A handful of Dyna-Glo , KitchenAid , and Cuisinart outdoor grills are on sale at Wayfair as of May 12, with savings up to $120 (or 21%). We'll have to learn new ways to do things this summer. This could mean drive-by birthday parties, watching fireworks or drinking margs over Zoom, and buying a kiddie pool for your feet because your usual pools might be closed. SEE ALSO: Camping essentials

Intel has invested $132M in 11 startups this year, on track for $300M-$500M in total

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When it comes to corporate venture capital, semiconductor giant Intel has shaped up to be one of the most prolific and prescient investors in the tech world, with investments in 1,582 companies worldwide, and a tally of some 692 portfolio companies going public or otherwise exiting in the wake of Intel’s backing. Today, the company announced its latest tranche of deals: $132 million invested in 1

Ryanair Will Make Passengers Ask Permission To Use The Toilet

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One of Ryanair’s new guidelines is no queuing for the lavatory. In the front of the plane post-9/11 security measures have usually included this guidance, though people frequently do line up in the back. What’s new at Ryanair is that passengers will have to ask permission to use the toilet before getting up. Apparently it’s perfectly safe to sit beside someone in your seat, and dangerous to do so

YouTube Music will transfer your Google Play songs with one click

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It’s been almost two years since YouTube Music launched as a full-fledged, paid competitor to Spotify and Apple Music. But even though Google positioned it as a replacement for its own Google Play Music service and something that could take on other major options in the music streaming space, it certainly wasn’t feature-complete at launch. But development accelerated significantly over the last y

The Big Bass on Sony’s New Cheap Earbuds Is Incredible

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When headphone makers claim their devices offer boosted bass performance, it often means they’ve tweaked the sound through software to artificially emphasize low-end frequencies. Sony’s new WF-XB700 wireless earbuds do it the right way, with drivers twice as large as what you’ll find in most other earbuds. They’re… Read more...

Tuesday's Best Deals: Roomba 980, TaoTronics ANC Headphones, Oreck Air Purifier, Cuisinart Pans, HyperX Mechanical Keyboard, and More

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A subscription to NordVPN , an Oreck air purifier , a pair of TaoTronics ANC headphones , a couple of Cuisinart pans , and a HyperX mechanical keyboard lead Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

Lenovo's Yoga Book is the ultimate all-in-one gadget and it's $400 off

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Read more... More about Laptop , Touch Screen , Mashable Shopping , Lenovo Yoga , and Tech

Tomorrow Is the Deadline to Receive Your Coronavirus Payment by Direct Deposit

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Still waiting for your coronavirus relief check? You may be able to speed up the process—but you have to act fast: If you want to receive your payment by direct deposit you only have until Wednesday, May 13 at noon (local time) to submit your information. You can submit your banking information on the Get My Payment… Read more...

Tuesday's Best Deals: Roomba 980, TaoTronics ANC Headphones, Oreck Air Purifier, Cuisinart Pans, HyperX Mechanical Keyboard, and More

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A subscription to NordVPN , an Oreck air purifier , a pair of TaoTronics ANC headphones , a couple of Cuisinart pans , and a HyperX mechanical keyboard lead Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

This air fryer is also a food dehydrator and rotisserie — and it's on sale

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TL;DR: The versatile Chefman multi-function air fryer is $70 off, dropping the price to $79.99 as of May 12. This time is all about getting adventurous with your cooking. By now you're probably sick of eating the same five meals you've mastered and are looking to add a little flair to your food. Enter: the Chefman multi-function air fryer . In addition to low-fat frying, this little appliance fun

Apple AirPods sale: the all-new AirPods Pro get a rare price cut at Amazon

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The all-new AirPods Pro are getting a rare price cut at Amazon. For a limited time, you can get the Apple AirPods Pro on sale for $227.99 . That's a $21 discount, and the lowest price we've seen for the wireless earbuds at Amazon. The 2019 AirPods Pro feature Apple's H1 chip, which offers voice control with Siri so you can get directions, skip songs, and make calls completely hands-free. The wire

Huawei P30 Pro deals seem like the perfect option with rapidly dropping prices

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Normally when a new handset comes along, it supersedes the brand's original flagship, offering better value, specs, and features. With the Huawei P40 Pro ...we're not so sure that's the case. Yes, Huawei P40 Pro deals offer you one of the world's best smartphones in terms of hardware but when it comes to software it falls short. With the P40 Pro stripped of all of the Google apps and paired with

Ryanair Will Restrict Passenger Bathroom Use

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Ryanair is Europe’s largest low cost carrier. The airline is currently only operating a skeleton schedule of about 30 daily flights between Ireland, the UK, and Europe. Details have just been revealed about how Ryanair service will be ramped up, including an interesting policy on bathroom usage, which will probably make many of us feel like we’re back in school. Ryanair will resume 40% of flights

The Wing is reportedly LG’s latest odd dual-screen smartphone concept

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It seems like only yesterday that we were all complaining about the boring uniformity of smartphone designs. In the last couple of years, companies have worked to offer some alternative through dual-screen devices, foldables and a slew of concept form factors — few of which have really gained much traction. Even so, the LG Wing (its codename for now) offers a strange new alternative to the push f

Atlassian acquires Halp to bring Slack integration to the forefront

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Atlassian announced today that it was acquiring Halp , an early-stage startup that enables companies to build integrated help desk ticketing and automated answers inside Slack. The companies did not disclose the purchase price. It was a big day for Halp, which also announced its second product today, called Halp Answers. The new tool will work hand in glove with its previous entry Halp Tickets, w

Apple's 10.2-inch iPad with LTE drops to $380 on Amazon

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Amazon’s latest sale on the 10.2-inch iPad with cellular drops the price down from $460 to $380. That’s the lowest price the cellular model has been on Amazon, and it’s close to the regular price of the WiFi-only model. The discount makes it a good deal if you need an iPad with LTE connectivity and can get by with just 32GB of storage. Buy 10.2-inch iPad with cellular - $380 When we reviewed the

AirPods Studio release date, price, and rumors

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We've been anticipating a pair of over-ear Apple headphones for a while now, with numerous outlets reporting that the San Cupertino company is planning to release a pair of studio-quality cans this year. The headphones, which are tentatively known as the AirPods Studio or the AirPods X, will apparently be the smartest headphones we've ever seen, if rumors of clever ear-detecting sensors are to be

These cute planters are on sale at The Sill

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Have you used social distancing to start a small plant nursery in your apartment? Are you just antsy about the way your space looks and have the unstoppable urge to redecorate? Some nice planters should breathe new life into both your home and plant children, and The Sill has a few on sale that are hard to pass up. SEE ALSO: The best indoor plants for people who suck at taking care of plants Time

How to Share a Meal When You're Physically Distancing

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It seems that—at least in parts of Pennsylvania—restaurants were overrun on Sunday with customers wanting (expecting?) their usual special, celebratory meals for Mother’s Day. So many people flocked to places like Red Lobster and Olive Garden, at least according to TMZ and Twitter , that the result was extra-long lines… Read more...

Apple adds fresh beat-making tools to Logic Pro X

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When it comes to digital audio workstations (DAWs), there are a variety of compelling choices for both beginner and more experienced audio producers. For Apple users, Logic Pro has always been a popular go-to thanks to its relatively affordable price and Mac optimization. But in recent years, the app has lagged behind the competition, particularly options like Ableton Live . That gap narrows toda

Despite the economy, LA’s Maple Media is hunting for app acquisitions

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Over the past three years the Los Angeles-based startup Maple Media has amassed a portfolio of roughly thirty companies and one hundred apps in its quest to become the IAC of app store businesses. And n ow, even with the economy continuing to collapse, the company is on the prowl for new acquisitions and expects to spend tens of millions of dollars on new deals. “We look at three pillars of our t

Keyboard Shortcuts for YouTube: A Cheat Sheet

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Google’s video website wouldn’t be complete without all sorts of useful buttons and hidden commands that aren’t immediately obvious. Use this hotkey cheat sheet to quickly navigate YouTube and gain better control over your video browsing experience. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Extract and Sort Columns Out of Log Files on Linux

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Sorting a log file by a specific column is useful for finding information quickly. Logs are usually stored as plaintext, so you can use command line text manipulation tools to process them and view them in a more readable manner. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Switch to Verizon and Pick up a Motorola Edge+ to Get $700 in Savings

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Motorola’s latest flagship phones, the Edge and Edge+ launch on May 14th, and if you’re interested in picking up the larger of the two phones, Verizon has some deals for you. If you’re willing to switch to Verizon and trade in a phone, you can get as much as $700 in savings and benefits. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

'Hamilton' is coming to Disney+ on July 3rd, a year earlier than expected

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Earlier this year, Disney won the bidding war for the filmed version of megahit musical Hamilton, which was shot in 2016 and features the original cast. Disney was going to bring the film to movie theaters in October 2021, but it’s bringing forward the release date by more than a year and skipping cinemas entirely -- Hamilton will drop on Disney+ like a hot mixtape on July 3rd . Given that’s the

Star Trek: Discovery's Must-Watch Episodes (So Far)

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Thought we’d already gone back to the past with last week’s guide to the essential episodes of Star Trek ? Well, we’re not done yet, because it’s time to stay there with the help of the most recent mainline entry in the franchise. Just because it’s still running doesn’t mean we don’t have episodes to recommend while… Read more...

those-eyes-that-mouth:Diana Ross in Cannes, 1973.

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those-eyes-that-mouth : Diana Ross in Cannes, 1973.

Sony-made PS5 games will feature this MCU-style intro

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Sony has unveiled a new PlayStation Studios branding for its exclusive titles, which will be implemented alongside the PS5 's launch in late 2020. This means a short video intro will play ahead of every PS5 game made by Sony Worldwide Studios, and feature popular characters from PlayStation history. It's pretty similar in style to the Marvel Studios intro seen at the start of the more recent MCU

New official Scrabble app slammed for being 'tacky' and ads-heavy

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New official Scrabble app Scrabble Go isn’t going down well with mobile fans after it replaced the existing official Scrabble app, prompting a storm of protest from fans of the game. Despite being downloaded more than 10 million times since it launched on March 5, the new app, made by games company Scopely, which owns the Scrabble franchise, has garnered hundreds of complaints from users who disl

Oops: China Just Dropped a Huge Rocket Piece Back to Earth

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Parts of China’s gigantic Long March 5B rocket finally made their uncontrolled descent back to Earth on Monday, CNN reports . Pieces of debris soared over the continental United States before splashing into the Atlantic Monday afternoon, as confirmed by the US Air Force . “For a large object like this, dense pieces like parts of the rocket engines could survive reentry and crash to Earth,” Harvar

Mustang Mach-E OTA updates will start six months after launch, Ford says

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Enlarge (credit: Ford Motor Company) When Ford first gave us an in-depth look at its new Mustang Mach-E electric car last fall, it was clear that there was much that was Tesla-inspired. Ford wasn't shy about this fact, holding the event around the block from Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, California. In fact, Ford even told us that in 2017, it tore up the original plans for its next battery

United Airlines Won’t Block Middle Seats, Here’s How To Protect Yourself From COVID-19

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Delta and American Airlines are limiting the number of seats they'll sell on each flight, to give customers confidence they can travel without having another passenger squeezed up next to them in a middle seat. United is not doing this, and says if you don't want to be crammed in next to someone else then don't take the flight. Continue reading ...

Spotify Kids app rolls out blocking, listening history features for parents

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Spotify is expanding the capabilities of its parental controls on its Spotify Kids app, aimed at children ages 3 and up on a parent’s Spotify Premium Family plan. Before, parents could only select whether the child was directed to the experience for younger or older children. Now, they’ll be able to specifically block content from their child’s account when accessing the chid’s listening history.

This Philosopher Is Challenging All of Evolutionary Psychology

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It’s not often that a paper that attempts to take down an entire field. Yet, this past January, that’s precisely what University of New Hampshire assistant philosophy professor Subrena Smith’s paper tried to do. “Is Evolutionary Psychology Possible?” describes a major issue with evolutionary psychology, called the… Read more...

Choice Privileges Selling Points For 30% Off

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Citi is an advertising partner of OMAAT Obviously for most people this isn’t the time to buy points speculatively. However, for those planning way in advance, it could make sense to buy points if the price is right. That’s why I’ll keep covering deals to buy points as they arise. Choice Privileges has rolled out their newest promotion on purchased points, which has the potential to represent an e

August Wi-Fi Smart Lock goes on sale – no bridge required

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August’s new slimmer, smarter Wi-Fi Smart Lock has gone on sale, after the new IoT security gadget was announced back at CES 2020 in January. Most notably, the Wi-Fi Smart Lock drops the separate bridge requirement of its predecessors, baking in a WiFi connection so that it can directly connect your router. Previous August locks supported Bluetooth alone. That allowed … Continue reading

How To Avoid Catching The Virus When Airlines Don’t Block Middle Seats

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Delta and American Airlines are limiting the number of seats they'll sell on each flight, to give customers confidence they can travel without having another passenger squeezed up next to them in a middle seat. United is not doing this, and says if you don't want to be crammed in next to someone else then don't take the flight. Continue reading ...

'Keep Britain Connected' campaign highlights role of telecoms key workers

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The Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has launched the ‘Keep Britain Connected’ campaign to celebrate and raise awareness of the role of key workers in the telecoms sector during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. The role of mobile and broadband networks has risen significantly during lockdown and people rely on their connections for work, entertainment and communications with friends a

Bundesliga live stream: how to watch every match as Germany restarts top-tier football

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Germany's Bundesliga restarts this weekend, offering light at the end of the tunnel for football fans everywhere. It represents the first major European league to resume its 2019/20 season following the Covid-19 outbreak, so we know you're as excited as we are to get back to seeing quality live sport at the weekends. Let's kick-off already - here's how to live stream the Bundesliga and watch ever

Poco F2 Pro: Powerful Samsung Galaxy S20+ rival for less than half the price

Xiaomi POCO Pro Snapdragon62Mashable / 8h
In August 2018, Xiaomi's spin-off company Poco surprisingly launched one of the best phones of the year: the Poco F1 . It had the fastest Snapdragon processor at the time, a battery that lasted forever, and a price tag around $300. Poco took a break in 2019, and returned with a far less exciting device this February, the Poco X2 . But now, with the new F2 Pro, the company is launching another fla

The Last, Lonely Walks Through New York City

100+Wired / 8h
On the eve of his move back to his native Tel Aviv, photographer Natan Dvir made a final tour of the streets that he had called home for the past 11 years.

How to Start Running, Even if You're Bad At It

300+Lifehacker / 8h
If you want to start a fitness routine, running is one of the easiest—and cheapest—things you can do. But how do you start running, especially if you really, really suck at it? (I’m talking “running around the block leaves me doubled up in stitches, wondering if I’m about to die” levels of bad?) Read more...

The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock Is the New Standard in Smart Locks

100+Gizmodo / 8h
Like a lot of people, as I’ve been stuck inside quarantined from the outside world, I’ve started to look for little home improvement projects. And when it comes to smart home tech, after dipping your toes in the water with smart lights or a smart speaker, a common next step is the addition of a smart lock. Unlike… Read more...

How to use your high-end camera as a webcam

100+Engadget / 8h
If you’ve recently joined the work-from-home brigade, you’ve probably discovered the joy (or pain) of using video conferencing apps like Zoom, Skype and Google Hangouts. You may also be meeting up with pals or family members by video to ease COVID-19 isolation. Regardless, you may have noticed that your webcam isn’t very flattering —- it might have poor resolution, sickly colors or be mounted at

New Orleans-based Resilia raises $8 million from Mucker Capital to make nonprofits more efficient

96TechCrunch / 8h
Sevetri Wilson founded her first company, a public relations firm catering to nonprofit organizations, as soon as she graduated from Louisiana State University back in 2009. Eleven years later, and with a fresh $8 million round of funding in the bank, Wilson has taken the experience she amassed working in the nonprofit world and turned it into her new business, Resilia . From offices in New Orlea

The new August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is now available, and it’s the connected smart lock to beat

100+TechCrunch / 8h
It’s been a few years since August introduced any new hardware, but its August Wi-Fi Smart Lock , which it debuted at CES this year, is now available. This is the new flagship in the August lineup, replacing the August Smart Lock Pro as the latest and greatest feature-packed connected lock from the company, and it brings an improved design along with built-in Wi-Fi. August’s existing locks are th

Feel Like Your Memory Is Slipping? This Brain-Boosting Online Bundle Will Get You Back in Shape

Futurism / 8h
Our COVID-era “new normal” is clearly impacting the economy, our healthcare systems, our social lives, and even the way we protest . But what about our memories? Last summer, new research showed that increased internet usage might not only inhibit our ability to concentrate on a single task but the way we store information in our brains. A year later, we’re spending more time on the internet than

Everything you need to know about Visa Signature card benefits

The Points Guy / 8h
As a Visa credit cardholder, you’re entitled to everyday card perks and benefits. Visa buckets these benefits into three tiers, depending on what specific card you have and who the card issuer is . The benefits fall into one of the following categories: Visa Traditional, Visa Signature, or Visa Infinite – each with more perks than the last. Let’s dive into what Visa Signature exactly is, and how

Where top VCs are investing in healthcare B2B and infrastructure

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Rising healthcare costs, an aging population, stifling regulations and the complexity of present-day technological offerings make the trillion-dollar healthcare industry ripe for disruption. Not only are we finding new and innovative ways to get medical help, this global pandemic has led to explosive growth in telemedicine, digital devices and health-tracking apps — much of which needs a digital

Extra Crunch Live: Join Kirsten Green today for a live chat right now

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When the world is in an unprecedented state, it’s fair — and appropriate — to challenge the status quo. Right now, Jordan Crook and Natasha Mascarenhas are hosting a Extra Crunch Live chat with Kirsten Green, founder of Forerunner Ventures. This is our latest chat in our series of discussions with investors like Mark Cuban , Aileen Lee and Ted Wang , Charles Hudson and Mitch and Freada Kapor. Gre

Data on demand: Dynamic architecture for a high-speed age

83MIT Technology Review / 8h
The amount of data generated by businesses today has reached unprecedented levels following successive waves of digitalization across products, services, operations, and supply chains, and as a result of ubiquitous cloud computing technology. Data volumes are set to increase further still, as 5G leads to exponential growth in connectivity and makes largescale IoT deployments a reality. Yet harnes

CMU’s tiny robot rover passes NASA design review ahead of 2021 trip to the Moon

200+TechCrunch / 8h
Carnegie Mellon University is one step closer to operating its robotic rover on the surface of the Moon: The school’s diminutive bot has passed a crucial NASA design review , performed by the agency in collaboration with Astrobotic, whose Peregrine lunar lander will be providing the ride for the robot down to the surface of the Moon on a mission set for 2021. The positive result from the design r

Samsung TV Plus: the free TV streaming service explained

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What is Samsung TV Plus? If you’ve just bought a new Samsung TV , are seriously considering it, or just haven’t got round to exploring every nook and cranny on your smart TV interface, you may well be wondering what this free (yes, free) content service is all about. Samsung TV Plus is designed as a free (read: ad-supported) content platform, offering a unique mix of TV channels depending on your

VCs pulled back from fintech in Q1

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. If you just read the headlines, you’d be excused for thinking that venture capital investment into financial-technology companies is at an all-time high. Big deals this year like Plaid’s $5.3 billion dollar exit to Visa , Galileo’s $1.2 billion sale to SoFi , along with CreditKar

‘Minecraft Earth’ players can share their builds with just a web link

64Engadget / 8h
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Microsoft has made Minecraft Earth easier and more appealing to play at home . It introduced “adventure crystals” that spawn where you are, and it improved access to “tappables” that spawn more often and closer to you. Now, Microsoft is making it easier to share Minecraft Earth builds with just a link. When you’re ready to share, you can simply navigate to yo

Amazon wants to make enterprise data search simpler than ever before

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Amazon Web Services has announced the general availability of its intelligent enterprise search tool in a bid to help businesses remedy the complexity of modern data architectures. Amazon Kendra allows organisations to index information held across multiple data silos and ensure it is both easily searchable and readily accessible to those with the necessary permissions. The service utilises machi

Marvel Has No Plans for Deadpool Right Now, According to Rob Liefeld

76Gizmodo / 8h
In spite of recent listings, Disney still wants to put The New Mutants in theaters. Get a look at Josh Brolin in action for Dune . James Cameron discusses the novel coronavirus’ impact on the Avatar sequels . Andy Serkis teases the emotional bond between Alfred and Bruce in The Batman . Plus, somehow, the CW has managed… Read more...

A programmatic approach to managing health care services nets Stellar Health $10 million

56TechCrunch / 8h
As the healthcare industry moves to value-based care, physician practices and health networks need to shift the things they bill for. Now it’s about maxing out patient “care” rather than the number of procedures physicians can perform. In this move to a more high-touch, rapid communication world where doctors need to take (and document) every step to ensure that their patients stay on their medic

LG may be working on a phone with a second swivel display

200+Engadget / 8h
LG has just launched its latest mid-range phone, the Velvet , heralding the start of a new descriptive naming strategy for the brand. So what’s next on its agenda? According to reports from South Korea’s Herald Corp and ETNews , the company’s next smartphone could be a phone codenamed “Wing”, so named for the unique appearance the two-screen device takes on when “opened” (which is not totally unl

Hayabusa2 data is revealing secrets about Ryugu

SlashGear / 8h
The Japanese Hayabusa2 spacecraft touched down briefly on the surface of the asteroid known as Ryugu in February and July 2019. During those brief touchdowns, the readings the spacecraft took with its instruments are giving researchers new insight into the physical and chemical properties of the asteroid. Scientists say that findings could help explain the history of Ryugu and other … Continue re

POCO F2 Pro official: 6.67-inch quad-camera 5G phone with a shocking price

POCO Xiaomi K30 ProSlashGear / 8h
The POCO F2 Pro has been officially revealed, and as promised the Android smartphone is enough to make you wonder why we’re spending so much on flagships in the US. Xiaomi’s sub-brand’s latest has a 6.67-inch AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 865 processor, and four rear cameras, along with a pop-up selfie camera, and for a price that that starts under … Continue reading

2020 13-inch MacBook Pro review: The standard macOS workhorse

76Ars Technica / 9h
The 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro. [credit: Samuel Axon ] Apple's overhaul of its laptop lineup is complete: the new 13-inch MacBook Pro ditches the controversial butterfly keyboard in favor of the tried-and-true Magic Keyboard, and it brings spec bumps, to boot. While the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is in most respects very similar to its 2019 predecessor, this update rounds out an overhaul of the MacBoo

More than 6.1 billion people will use digital payments by 2023

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Coronavirus has caused a significant impact on the way consumers shop and make payments. With social distancing rules in place, many of them have embraced contactless payments and digital wallets as a safer way to manage their money. According to data gathered by AksjeBloggen , the global digital payments market is expected to continue rising in the following years, reaching $6.7trn value by 2023

While You’re Staying Home and Not Paying Attention New Surveillance Is Coming To Your Uber Rides

20View from the Wing / 9h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

Xiaomi spinoff POCO’s F2 Pro undercuts Android rivals with low price and flagship features

100+TechCrunch / 9h
POCO, a brand that spun out of Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi earlier this year , today launched the POCO F2 Pro smartphone as it continues its new journey as an independent firm. The POCO F2 Pro, like its two-year-old sleeper hit predecessor Pocophone F1 smartphone, punches above its price class. It features an all-screen 6.67-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display (with 2400×1080 pixels), in-screen fin

Sony job listing hints PS5 may launch in October (updated)

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Sony hasn’t committed to a more definitive launch window for the PlayStation 5 than “ holiday 2020 ,” but its recruitment efforts might have narrowed things down. As Twitter user Nibel noticed , a Sony Interactive Entertainment job listing in Japan for a global QCD (quality, cost, delivery) overseer asked the new hire to help with a PS5 launch supposedly scheduled for October 2020. Another exampl

Spotify Kids lets parents view listening history and block content

60Engadget / 9h
As promised, Spotify is adding more parental controls to its Spotify Kids music streaming app. From the Grown Ups section (formerly called Parental Settings), parents can view their child’s listening history for the previous three months. Inside that Listening History section, they can also select specific content to block if there’s something they don’t want their kid to hear. The blocked audiob

How to Add, Use, and Customize Widgets on Your iPhone

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Have you ever swiped right on your iPhone’s Lock screen or Home screen? That’s the Today View screen with widgets from Apple’s stock apps. If you want to customize this screen, you can add and customize widgets from third-party apps as well as reorder everything that’s already there. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Swarm Is a Disaster Movie Only a Murder Hornet Could Love

100+Gizmodo / 9h
With all this talk of murder hornets , our thoughts turned to the disaster movies of the 1970s that blatantly exploited that era’s own insect eco-terror : killer bees! Though there were several movies that eagerly sought to cash in on killer bee paranoia, one stands out as the most deliciously terrible. Behold The Swarm ! Read more...

LinkedIn adds polls and live video-based events in a focus on more virtual engagement

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With a large part of the working world doing jobs from home when possible these days, the focus right now is on how best to recreate the atmosphere of an office virtually, and how to replicate online essential work that used to be done in person. Today, LinkedIn announced a couple of big new feature updates that point to how it’s trying to play a part in both of these: it’s launching a new Polls

UpKeep raises $36 million Series B to help facilities and maintenance teams go mobile

100+TechCrunch / 9h
UpKeep, a mobile-first platform for maintenance and operations collaboration, has today announced the close of a $36 million Series B financing round. The round was led by Insight Partners, with participation from existing investors Emergence Capital, Battery Ventures, Y Combinator, Mucker Capital and Fundersclub. UpKeep was founded by Ryan Chan. Chan worked at Trisep Corporation, a chemical manu

Ex-Tesla product exec raises $10 million for his mission to upgrade the lowly fuse box

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Arch Rao closed the $10.1 million financing round for Span, his company pitching homeowners on an upgrade to the fuse box, in the middle of February. The company had already seen what was happening in China and had a sense of how tough things could be, but was undeterred by the bad news and its potential implications for fundraising or its business. “I don’t think that the COVID situation was par

SiMa.ai announces $30M Series A to build out lower-power edge chip solution

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Krishna Rangasayee, founder and CEO, at SiMa.ai , has 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. He decided to put that experience to work in a startup and launched SiMa.ai last year with the goal of building an ultra low-power software and chip solution for machine learning at the edge. Today he announced a $30 million Series A led by Dell Technologies Capital with help from Amplify P

Sketchfab launches team platform to share and collaborate on 3D models

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Sketchfab is enabling multiplayer mode today with a new Sketchfab for Teams feature. The startup lets you share 3D models with other people in your company so that they can view, edit and download models. It could be particularly useful for companies working on augmented reality products, video games or even e-commerce websites with 3D configurators or visualizations. Sketchfab has been working f

GreenLight Biosciences raises $17m to ramp mRNA production for COVID-19 vaccine candidate trials

100+TechCrunch / 9h
One of the approaches therapeutics companies are taking to developing vaccines for COVID-19 relies on what’s called an mRNA (messenger RNA, which essentially provides cells with protein production instructions) vaccine, a relatively novel method that hasn’t yet resulted in a vaccine approved for human use (though approved mRNA vaccines do exist for veterinary treatment). Making mRNA is a fairly s

Dolby launches Dolby.io, its new self-service developer platform

52TechCrunch / 9h
Dolby Laboratories , the San Francisco-based company best known for its various audio and video processing tools, today announced the launch of Dolby.io , its first self-service platform for software developers who want to bring some of Dolby’s capabilities to their own applications. Currently, Dolby.io’s lineup includes two sets of APIs, one for quickly analyzing and improving the sound of an ex

Initialized Capital-backed Naza shifts focus from the salon to hairstyle boxes during the pandemic

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When Naza first opened its doors to women of color seeking quality hairstyle solutions in San Francisco in February, Naza founder Natanya Montgomery did not anticipate what would come next. Within the first few days of launch, Naza booked more than 300 appointments and all was well until it wasn’t. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the shelter-in-place ordinance in San Francisco, Naza shut down its

Microsoft partners with Redis Labs to improve its Azure Cache for Redis

65TechCrunch / 9h
For a few years now, Microsoft has offered Azure Cache for Redis , a fully managed caching solution built on top of the open-source Redis project. Today, it is expanding this service by adding Redis Enterprise, Redis Lab’s commercial offering, to its platform. It’s doing so in partnership with Redis Labs and while Microsoft will offer some basic support for the service, Redis Labs will handle mos

How to Free Up Space on Your Android

100+Lifehacker / 9h
Worried that your Android is running out of storage? Unsure of how much storage your Android is even using? Whether you need to clear up space, or want to know if you need to worry about cleaning up space, it’s easy to check your available storage on Android and start removing unnecessary apps and other space-hogging… Read more...

Logic Pro X 10.5 intros new Live Loops tools plus better iPhone and iPad control

Apple Logic Live LoopsSlashGear / 9h
Apple has released Logic Pro X 10.5, promising that the new software is the biggest update since Pro X itself upended the music app. The new version brings with it a professional version of Live Loops, together with new beat-making tools and a compete redesign of the sampling workflow, including tapping into the Logic Remote app which makes an iPhone … Continue reading

The US Could Deliver Stimulus Checks Faster—With Tech's Help

100+Wired / 9h
The federal government desperately needs to take cues from global humanitarian agencies that have developed quick and secure payment tools.

Get incredible deals on Samsung smartphones - but be quick

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If your current phone is starting to feel a little underpowered, you can swap it for a state-of-the-art Samsung with blistering performance, an incredible screen and all-day battery life – and if you buy it from Mobile Phones Direct , you can take advantage of some very sweet Samsung deals. But you’ll need to hurry, because the deals are strictly time-limited. The best phones in the world right n

United Airlines Flips The Script On Social Distancing

100+One Mile at a Time / 9h
I’ve gotta give United Airlines credit for this one… well played. Airlines & social distancing Airlines have been doing an awful job when it comes to managing expectations regarding how full flights will be. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about United Airlines’ social distancing sham . United Airlines claimed that they’d be blocking all middle seats, though in reality that just meant they were blo

This $779 Acer Nitro is the best cheap gaming laptop deal you can buy right now

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Gaming laptop deals have become one of Best Buys specialties in recent times, and this week we're seeing another fantastic deal in the form of this Acer Nitro 5 for $779.99 (was $879.99) . With a $100 saving, this 17.3-inch Acer is easily the best gaming laptop deal you can buy for under $800 right now. Packing in an Intel Core i5-9300H processor, GTX 1650 graphics, 8GB of RAM, and a whopping 512

This unusual pot lets plants grow from the inside out, requiring nothing but water.

52Mashable / 9h
Terraplanter is a reusable planter made from 100% natural materials. It requires no soil, allowing the plants to grow from the inside out solely by being watered. Terraplanter is one of The Index Project's 2021 nominees for innovative design solutions that address genuine needs and hold the potential to improve life. Read more... More about Design , Plant , Flowers , Pot , and Sustainable

Researchers create a robot inspired by cheetahs

Popular Mechanics / 9h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Ford says some Mustang Mach-E OTA updates will be completed in under two minutes

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Ford is gearing up for the official launch of its highly anticipated Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle later this year. One of the highlights of that vehicle will be over-the-air updates that bring new features and other changes to the electric vehicle. Ford says that unlike some vehicles that require owners to wait while a software update takes place, it has … Continue reading

Hamilton is coming to Disney+ early: Here’s how to watch

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Hit musical Hamilton will come to Disney+ in July, Disney has confirmed today, adding another reason why it might be worth extending your subscription to the streaming service. It’s the original Broadway production of the musical, filmed live onstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. According to Disney+, Hamilton will be released on Disney+ on July 3. … Continue reading

Target Global has a €1M “super seed” fund incoming to switch on laid off tech talent in Spain during COVID-19

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Target Global is backing a €1 million support fund for tech talent in Spain laid off or furloughed as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The aim is to provide pre-seed financing to help crisis-hit tech workers switch gears and build out a startup concept over the next four to six months, covering living expenses plus enough funds to get going on a business idea. The VC firm says they’ll be cutti

Summer Game Fest's first new game reveal starts at noon ET

52Engadget / 9h
With E3 canceled, the all-digital Summer Game Fest is supposed to keep a link going between the gaming community and companies looking to show off their upcoming releases. It was announced at the beginning of May ahead of the Xbox Series X gameplay reveal, and two Geoff Keighley-hosted events are on the schedule for this week. The first one is set to go off later today, May 12th, at 12 PM ET. All

How to Set File Permissions on Mac

How-To Geek / 9h
Like all major operating systems, macOS allows you to restrict access to files using a complex set of file permissions. You can set these yourself using the Finder app, or by using the chmod command in your Mac’s terminal. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

EarFun Free Review: A Rightful CES Innovation Honoree?

20How-To Geek / 9h
EarFun is a very new brand. When I say “very,” I’m talking a 2018 launch. So, imagine how impressed I was when I learned it had scored not one, but two CES 2020 Innovation Honoree awards. One was for its as-yet-unavailable EarFun Air earbuds. The other was for its EarFun Free earbuds, which you can buy now. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Once rivals, secondary market player Forge is acquiring Sharespost in a $160 million cash-and-stock deal

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Even amid a pandemic, there’s a race on to create a powerful, global private securities marketplace where private shares are traded as freely as public company shares on the Nasdaq . In one lane is Carta, an eight-year-old maker of cap table management software with big ambitions to create a kind of private company stock market, one that the startup tells the Financial Times could debut this summ

Critical vulnerabilities found in popular VPN apps

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Researchers have found various flaws in popular VPN applications that may have exposed users to the hackers allowing them to install malicious updates and ransomware remotely. According to the experts, top VPN apps including PrivateVPN and Betternet were found to be able to download fake software updates forcing users to install malware, keyloggers, etc. eventually helping in stealing private dat

Get Cleaner Floors With a Refurbished Roomba 980, Down to $340 Today Only

Gizmodo / 9h
iRobot Roomba 980 (Renewed) | $340 | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

View of the Hurlbut Branch Library, Detroit Public Library....

Music, Arts & Literature / 9h
View of the Hurlbut Branch Library, Detroit Public Library. Handwritten on back: “Taken in May, 1940. Hurlbut.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Twitch now sells virtual gift cards

64Engadget / 9h
Twitch is getting in on gift cards . Available in denominations of $25, $50, $100 and $200 (and multiples thereof), the new digital gift cards can be sent to your Twitch-loving pals (or yourself) via email or text message and used to pay for pretty much anything on the platform. Get a streamer-supporting subscription from $5, buy interactive community Bits from $1.40 or go ad-free with Turbo for

Instagram Lite pulled out at an inopportune time, new version planned

Instagram Lite RelaunchSlashGear / 9h
There was a short time when “lite” mobile apps were al the rage, marketed at emerging markets where both phone space and mobile data are at a premium. Those investments may now be paying off as users everywhere have become more reliant on their mobile devices and use up more space and data in the process. Given that situation, it’s … Continue reading

Government Temperature Checks By TSA Are A Bad Idea, Let Airlines Do It Themselves

View from the Wing / 10h
Frontier Airlines will start requiring passengers to pass a temperature check to fly. Airline lobbyists, though, want to give the job of checking temperatures to the TSA. That will remove all responsibility for accuracy from the airlines and distract TSA from its security mission. This is a bad idea. Continue reading ...

Garmin launches luxe fitness tracker for sailors (and runners) with deep pockets

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Garmin might be best known for its running watches , but its latest fitness tracker is designed with the open ocean in mind. The MARQ Captain: American Magic Edition was developed alongside the American Magic sailing team, and is packed with everything a mariner could wish for (plus plenty for landlubbers). One feature you're unlikely to find on any other wearable is a T-minus countdown to the 36

Scrabble fans slam 'sparkly abomination' new app

2KBBC News - Technology / 10h
A new app designed to replace the existing official Scrabble app has sparked hundreds of complaints.

Hungry City Rats Are Looking for a New Lunch Spot Near You

100+Wired / 10h
As restaurants have shuttered, the rats who depend on an eternal garbage buffet are becoming more bold and competitive—and looking for new homes.

Samsung Galaxy A51 Review: Not Good Enough

100+Wired / 10h
Sluggish performance and average cameras mire an otherwise fine Android phone.

Is American Airlines Flagship First worth it?

22The Points Guy / 10h
During the COVID-19 crisis, our team has temporarily ceased taking review trips. However, we have resumed the publication of new flight , hotel and lounge reviews, from trips taken before the lockdown. We have also been publishing a selection of our most popular reviews from the past year. We hope this will help you choose once we’re all ready to start booking trips again. Bear in mind that for t

How to Use the Linux top Command (and Understand Its Output)

28How-To Geek / 10h
The Linux top command is one of the stalwarts of Unix-like operating systems. Its utilitarian display is packed with useful information about your system’s running processes and resource usage. But, did you know it also supports color, highlighting, and even elementary graphs? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Pixel 3a Vs. iPhone SE Vs. Samsung Galaxy A51: Which One Is Right for You?

28How-To Geek / 10h
Not everyone wants to spend $900+ on a new smartphone, but if you’re looking in the flagship market that’s the price point you almost exclusively see. However, that doesn’t mean you have to leave the bigger brands in the dust searching for cheaper options. Most manufacturers produce budget-friendly options, and this even applies to the big names like Apple, Google, and Samsung. But with that in m

Wednesday Is the IRS Deadline for Direct Deposit Stimulus Payments

34How-To Geek / 10h
This Wednesday, May 13th, is the last day you can submit your direct deposit banking information to the IRS to get your stimulus check electronically instead of waiting on a paper check. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Hackers hit A-list law firm of Lady Gaga, Drake and Madonna

4KBBC News - Technology / 10h
Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks hit by hackers who claim to have contracts and personal emails of stars.

Tina Fey's daughter interrupts her Seth Meyers interview with the slowest, sickest burn

100+Mashable / 10h
The expertly mischievous children of celebrities have been bursting into late night show interviews for the vast majority of this strange time where we're all staying home. But while Jimmy Fallon's kids heckling his monologue is one lightly devastating moment of parental pulverising, Tina Fey's daughter took things to a truly admirable level. During a chat with Seth Meyers for The Late Show , Fey

Scientists map individual atoms in minerals formed on an ancient asteroid

20SlashGear / 10h
A group of scientists from the Royal Ontario Museum working with researchers from McMaster University and York University are using what they call state-of-the-art techniques to map individual atoms in minerals formed in fluids on an asteroid over 4.5 billion years ago. The scientists are studying the Royal Ontario Museum’s Tagish meteorite using Atom-probe tomography. The technique can image ato

AirPods Pro are at their lowest Amazon price ever

AirPods Amazon 15W100+Engadget / 10h
Apple’s AirPods Pro have been available on Amazon for $235 for the longest time, less than a month after it launched for $249 late last year. Now, Amazon is running a checkout promo for the true wireless earphone model that brings its price down to $228 — not a huge discount by any means, but still the lowest price the device has ever been on the retailer. The AirPods Pro’s touch controls and des

Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4 Closing

100+One Mile at a Time / 10h
Singapore Changi Airport is closing yet another terminal. Changi Terminal 4 is closing As of May 16, 2020, Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4 will be closed indefinitely. The timing of the terminal reopening will depend on when air travel demand picks up again, and when airlines seek to relaunch service from the airport. The two airlines still flying to Changi that operate from Terminal 4 are Ca

Realme X3 series: Leaks, specs and launch date

Realme Narzo India32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Realme is the fastest-growing smartphone brand in India. The Realme X series had been one of the devices in the mid-range segment the country in the last year. The Realme X , X2, and the XT were mid-rangers while the company also managed to launch Realme X2 Pro and the Realme X50 Pro flagship smartphones with aggressive pricing. With the launch of Realme 6 series devices, Realme made it very clea

Doom doesn’t need a CPU – the classic shooter has been embedded on a custom chip

AMD Ryzen Nvidia Intel40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne.../ 10h
Doom is a fondly remembered classic shooter, and if you need any evidence of that, one enterprising fan has taken the original game and literally turned it into a custom chip. The sole purpose of the so-called ‘Doom-Chip’, which is the brainchild of graphics and game developer Sylvain Lefebvre, is to run the first level of Doom – and that’s all. As you can see from Lefebvre’s tweet, the game is r

Ericsson increases 5G forecast despite uncertainty

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Ericsson has increased its 5G forecast despite the ongoing uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, predicting there will be 2.8 billion connections by 2025 – 200 million more than previously estimated. Last month, the Swedish telecoms giant told investors the impact of Covid-19 had thus far been minimal. Its 5G kit is currently used in 29 commercial networks around the world, boosted by H

PS5 release date listed as October 2020 by Sony job ad, but was an error (updated)

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Update: The October date was a listing error by the recruitment site. Original story: The PS5 will release in October 2020, based on what appears to be an official Sony job listing in Japan. While the console was always scheduled for 'Holiday 2020', no more specific date has yet been revealed. The listing was found on Japanese career site Rikunabi , and captured by the games news account Nibellio

2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 scissor door kit is worth checking out

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The all-new Chevy Corvette C8 is every inch a supercar, but something is missing. If you said scissor doors or Lambo doors, you’re right, and it seems Eik┼Źn Motorsports has the solution. If you have a C8 Corvette and you want to make it stand out from the herd, maybe a scissor door kit is right up your alley. I … Continue reading

United Airlines Appoints New President

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United Airlines has just named Brett J. Hart as the new President of the company, as he’ll be taking over the role as of next week. Munoz retires, Kirby takes over as CEO In late 2019 it was announced that as of May 20, 2020, Scott Kirby would take over as CEO of United Airlines , replacing Oscar Munoz. That development hadn’t come as a surprise — Kirby was recruited to United Airlines in August

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 line's 'Ultra' model could actually be the Galaxy Fold 2

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The standout model in the Samsung Galaxy S20 range is the S20 Ultra , a super-premium phone with a huge body and screen, and advanced camera tech, and we thought the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 line might also include an Ultra model – but that may not be the case according to one analyst. Ross Young , who we've seen leaking lots of information about the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 , recently tweeted claime

The Morning After: Tesla vs. Alameda County

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The iconic first-person shooter Doom has been remastered and ported to pretty much everything, from ATMs to printer screens to iPods. Now, game development enthusiast Sylvain Lefebvre has created a machine that only plays his custom port of Doom . How? Well, Lefebvre used an FPGA (field-programmable gate array) circuit board. I’m oversimplifying hugely, but think of them as flashdrives for progra

Online Voting Has Worked So Far. That Doesn’t Mean It's Safe

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Proponents of mobile and internet voting point to its uneventful track record. That's not good enough.

Let’s Say There’s a Covid-19 Vaccine—Who Gets It First?

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An immunization shot is still in development, but debate over who gets priority has already begun.

Trillions are at stake in the retirement wars, and Vise nets $14.5M from Sequoia to manage it

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The retirement wars are heating up. As millions of baby boomers leave their jobs in the coming years and transition into retirement, there is a huge competition for who will manage their savings. On one hand are traditional wealth managers, firms like Edward Jones, who either employ full-time human financial advisors or empower independent contractors to help clients plan through their finances.

Nanit raises $21 million for its baby monitor, app, and new line of wearables for infants

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The developer of a machine learning enhanced baby monitor, Nanit , has managed to nab $21 million in financing even amid the teeth of an epidemic that has slowed venture financing across the board. The round came from existing investors including: Jerusalem Venture Partners , Upfront Ventures , RRE Ventures , and Rho Capital Partners, and brings the company’s total capital to $50 million. Nanit s

Yubico now lets enterprises ship security keys directly to their employees

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Yubico, a maker of security keys, has launched a new service that lets enterprise customers ship its YubiKey security keys directly to their employees, partners and customers — even to their homes. The service, dubbed YubiEnterprise Delivery, is a cloud-based dashboard that is available from anywhere. IT staff can log in, check their inventory levels and request and ship out security keys to staf

Apple patent suggests ability to re-edit sent iMessages

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Ever considered editing already sent messages? And, what good would come out of correcting fat-finger errors once the receiver has read it? Well, Apple believes that there is a lot wrong with the current messaging applications and has sought a patent whereby its iMessage app would be able to edit messages already sent. The patent application called Devices, Methods and Graphical User Interfaces f

Vodafone sees earnings boost but pandemic hits roaming revenue

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Vodafone has scrapped its outlook for 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak but will still dish out a dividend to investors and continue its existing strategy. Revenues for the year rose by 3 per cent to €45 billion with an improved performance in Europe – boosted by the contribution of the cable assets acquired from Liberty Global – while EBITDA rose 2.6 per cent to €14.9 billion. In the UK, tota

Computers can solve every problem thrown at them, right? This YouTuber dives into whether that's true.

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We all know that computers are basically giant, whirring brains in small boxes — but are there any problems out there that they wouldn't ever be able to solve? As YouTuber Tom Scott explains in the video above, it's a question that's been on the minds of scientists and mathematicians for years now — ever since a man called David Hilbert posed something known as the "Decision Problem." "Which is,

Huawei P30 Pro New Edition comes with a brief offer of freebies

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What is old is new again, as the saying goes, but Huawei is taking that too literally it seems. As leaked before, the Chinese manufacturer has planned yet another phone that sneaks around US bans and that has finally and officially surfaced. The Huawei P30 Pro New Edition is now available for purchase in Germany, offering a few freebies to … Continue reading

Sony's latest soundbar mimics spatial audio with a 3.1 setup

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Sony showed it was serious about soundbars back in 2018, when it unveiled the HT-ZF9 , the first 3.1-channel soundbar with Dolby Atmos and virtual surround sound technology. The company’s soundbar lineup is now pretty extensive, ranging from entry-level kit to complete set ups with price tags to match. The latest addition, the HT-G700, is a mid-range workhorse that offers Sony’s vertical surround

Newton Mail gets another new lease of life

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Professional email client Newton Mail has been given another new lease of life after nearly closing for a second time. The service was initially shut down last month after previous owners Essential decided to drop their involvement, but now looks set to come back to life with new owners. Newton Mail has proved popular due to a number of nifty features and clean design, despite a $50 per year pric

Where to buy a Nintendo Switch: where you can get a Switch Lite right now

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If you're wondering where to buy the Nintendo Switch, you're not alone. Nintendo Switch stock has been scarce over the last few months, with the US seeing a particular dry spell with nothing on the shelves for weeks. The same can't be said for the UK, however, as we're seeing flashes of new stock popping up at a number of retailers over the past weeks. Amazon, Currys, and Very have all offered Ni

How to Take Better Photos in Your Home (No Flash Needed)

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Photography is often seen as an outdoor hobby. Think of landscape photographers roaming through mountains and woods for a sunrise shot. But really, photography can be done anywhere. And indoors, at home is one of the best spots. Here’s how you can get started. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Can you combine hotel night certificates with your spouse or family?

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Reader Questions are answered twice a week by TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Ethan Steinberg . While traveling with a spouse, friend or family member creates its own set of challenges (like needing to find multiple award seats on the same flight), it also has a unique advantage, as it means multiple people can be applying for travel rewards credit cards to earn points toward a free vacatio

Unisa takes mid-year exams online

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Shining a light on shadow IoT devices

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For enterprises to hit their next milestone, they need to innovate at speed and at scale. As demand rises for remote working , so does the demand for flexible enterprise technology systems to enable improved accessibility for workers and branch offices. To maintain a dynamic remote working environment, it is also imperative to consider the importance of branch and remote security, but are busines

Canon EOS R6 takes first step towards its official launch

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The Canon EOS R6 , which is tipped to be the more affordable sibling of the exciting EOS R5, has taken a small step towards its official launch with what appears to be official certification. Japanese camera rumors site Nokishita spotted the wireless radio certification of new Canon model with the moniker 'DS126831', which is highly likely to be the Canon EOS R6 given it's so close to the EOS R5'

Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition and Ryzen 9 4900U leaks hint that AMD is readying further nails for Intel’s coffin

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AMD’s incoming Ryzen 4000 APUs have just become the subject of more leakage, which hints that there might be a Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition eight-core chip in the pipeline, alongside further spillage around a purported Ryzen 9 4900U. The Extreme Edition was spotted by prolific Twitter leaker TUM_APISAK, and it shows an eight-core, 16-thread chip with a base clock of 1.8GHz and the ability to boost up

DispatchTrack, a last-mile logistics platform, raises $144M in its first-ever funding

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The current state of our COVID-19 world has underscored more than ever the need for reliable delivery and e-commerce services: consumers sheltering in place are shopping at unprecedented levels online and getting items brought directly to their homes; and retailers urgently need web-based platforms that can help them manage, sell and bring their goods to those people — becoming for many the only

Toyota’s new GR hot hatch is heading to America

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Toyota unveiled the GR Yaris hot hatch earlier this year. Yes, the Yaris nameplate is not associated with tire-squealing antics, but the GR version has all the right ingredients of a fun to drive and practical hatchback. It’s essentially a next-generation rally car for the street with all-wheel-drive, a turbocharged three-cylinder engine, and a manual gearbox. However, the Euro-version Yaris … Co

Virtual dating FOMO is real. But don't feel pressured if it's not for you.

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There's a specific blend of nervous excitement that accompanies the run-up to a first date. Back in the time before COVID-19, that nervousness happened in the rush of getting ready to go out. It might feel like a lifetime ago now, but I would always get a jolt of butterflies as I swept makeup brushes across my face, or surveyed which outfit to make my grand entrance in. Try as I might, I just can

Nintendo Switch in stock at Very - but move fast

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Nintendo Switch deals are back in stock at Very, with a £319.99 price tag on this Pokemon Shield bundle available now. Or, grab this Animal Crossing edition with a download of New Horizons for £319.99 while stock lasts . That's fantastic news if you've been waiting for the Nintendo Switch to come back into stock, and even better news if you've had your eye on the Animal Crossing version. Plus, yo

More Tiger King is coming to Netflix, says report – but it's not about Joe Exotic

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The filmmakers behind Tiger King are reportedly working on a follow-up episode to the massively popular Netflix series, but this one won't be about Joe Exotic. Instead, it'll focus on entertainers Siegfried and Roy, specifically a 2003 mauling of the latter by a tiger during a performance in Las Vegas. Uwe 'Roy' Horn died on May 8, 2020. News of the follow-up comes from THR , which was contacted

The Confessions of Marcus Hutchins, the Hacker Who Saved the Internet

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At 22, he single-handedly put a stop to the worst cyberattack the world had ever seen. Then he was arrested by the FBI. This is his untold story.

How to get all the endings in Netflix's 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend'

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend is alive, damn it! The interactive Netflix special that debuted Tuesday brings back the original cast of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for a choose-your-own adventure episode with musical interludes, hijinks galore, and the fate of the story in the viewer's hands — but how many ways can that fate play out? After extensive testing, these are all the po

'Overwatch' is adding a competitive mode that doesn't require role locks

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Competitive Open Queue mode is set to become a permanent feature in Overwatch . In a video address, Blizzard game director Jeff Kaplan revealed that the new arcade mode — which lets players pick a character without being restricted by the 2-2-2 split of the traditional Role Queue model — will be added as a permanent competitive fixture thanks to its popularity in some parts of the world, notably

Bitcoin halving sees mining profits slashed for third time

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Bitcoin has surpassed a significant technical milestone that saw rewards for mining activity halved for the third time in the cryptocurrency’s 11-year history. Occurring roughly every four years, a so-called halving (or halvening) event cuts the reward for successfully validating a new “block” in half. The latest halving saw compensation fall from 12.5 to 6.25 bitcoin - or from roughly $110,000 t

The best credit cards for Target purchases

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Whether for your groceries, cleaning supplies, electronics or anything in between, chances are you do at least some of your shopping at Target, especially with Amazon Prime orders being delayed amid these troubled times. And if you’re spending a significant amount there, you’ll want to make sure you’re using a credit card that maximizes your purchases from the store . With the right card, you can

Huawei P30 Pro just got re-released – and it features Google Mobile Services apps

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The Huawei P30 Pro was one of the best smartphones of 2019, and the company wants to continue the success of that device by re-releasing it in 2020 with some minor improvements. The Huawei P30 Pro New Edition has just been unveiled – after some previous rumors of the device being in development – for customers in Germany, where it'll cost €749 (about £650, $800, AU$1,250). It's set to go on sale

Survey highlights the heavy cost of business downtime for SMBs

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Downtime is a major challenge for small and medium businesses ( SMBs ) today. The IT systems of nearly a quarter of SMBs have gone offline in the past year, according to new research from cloud-based data protection company Infrascale, SMBs said the downtime creates business disruption and decreases employee productivity. More than a third (37%) of SMBs in the survey group said they have lost cus

The Roborock H6 stick vacuum can clean your house from floor to ceiling

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Roborock’s robotic vacuums have caught the eyes of many with their impressive features and compelling price point. But, the company has seen another avenue to explore, and it has gone all in with the stunning Roborock H6 stick vacuum. This new stick vacuum offers many quality-of-life features, like its battery life timer, its lock switch so you don’t have to hold the trigger while vacuuming, and

You can avail loan from home for Samsung Galaxy smartphones

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Samsung India has rolled out a new option for consumers who cannot step out of their homes due to lockdown and are looking to purchase a new Samsung Galaxy phone by availing Samsung Finance plus. Samsung Finance+ is a unique and universally accessible digital lending platform that provides easy financing opportunities to consumers for the purchase of Galaxy smartphones in India. Samsung Finance+

Wuhan will test all 11 million residents after spotting its first new coronavirus cases

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The news: Wuhan’s entire population of 11 million people will be tested for coronavirus after the city, where the pandemic started, discovered new infections for the first time since its lockdown was lifted. Each district in the city has been instructed to create a plan to test every resident within 10 days, according to a document from Wuhan’s anti-virus department published by Chinese state med

Mapping technology helping to stop COVID-19 in its tracks

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Amazon has the UK's cheapest Samsung Note 10 deal with £281 slashed off the price

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Sure, Samsung Galaxy S20 deals are impressive, with 5G capabilities, top-notch screens and flagship cameras. But it won't come as a surprise to hear that Samsung flagship quality doesn't come cheap. Luckily, now the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is rumoured to be just around the corner, we're starting to see the older Samsung Galaxy Note 10 shed its price, with Amazon slashing a large chunk off this wee

Why 'murder hornet' is a terrible name

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Just call them giant hornets. The term "murder hornet" skyrocketed into popularity last week after the New York Times published a viral story about the arrival of an invasive insect species in Washington state ("murder hornet" is in the headline). Mashable, like many other outlets, used the term , too. But entomologists say that's an irresponsible name for the species, Vespa mandarinia , even if

Adam Sandler's daughter adorably crashes the start of his interview with Jimmy Kimmel

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If there's one thing we've learned over the past couple of months, it's that small children always make celebrity interviews infinitely better. Adam Sandler's chat with Jimmy Kimmel on Monday was no exception. The clip above starts with Sandler sat alongside his daughter, Sunny, who has a story to tell about getting her dad camera-ready. "I had a hair coming out of my ear, apparently, and Sunny t

PlayPlay raises €10M to help brands easily produce ‘high quality’ video content

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PlayPlay , the Paris-based startup behind a video creation tool that enables comms, marketing and social media teams to produce high-quality video content “in minutes”, has raised €10 million in funding. Leading the Series A



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