Tuesday, May 26, 2020

TPS Consulting Tuesday Afternoon Edition


The Climate Case for the Four-Day Work Week

1KLifehacker / 49min
Jacinda Ardern has won a lot of rightful praise for New Zealand’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic . The nation has stood as an outlier with cases that have stayed low, and the country is beginning to reopen in what it hopes is a safe way. So maybe we should also be paying attention to what their ideas are for a… Read more...

House Leaders Strike Deal to Protect U.S. Web Browsing Data From Warrantless Surveillance

29KGizmodo / 3h
After three days of negotiations, House lawmakers have struck a deal on an amendment to protect innocent Americans from being spied on by their own government online. Read more...

Here’s How to Watch SpaceX Launch NASA Astronauts Into Orbit

12KFuturism / 5h
Watch Live SpaceX is about to embark on a historic journey . If all goes according to plan — and the weather plays along — two NASA astronauts will hitch a ride on board a Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station at 4:33pm on Wednesday, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. If SpaceX succeeds, it will mark the first time astronauts travel to orbit from American soil since the retirem

HP reveals blue-light blocking monitors

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 18min
HP has unveiled a number of new business-grade monitors which have been reimagined with the aim of helping remote workers connect and collaborate while also supporting their well being. The company's E-Series monitors are the world's first ergonomic monitor series with always-on low blue light to reduce potential eye damage and improve sleep quality. HP Eye Ease addresses blue light without affec

World's first 8K holographic display shows everything – except its asking price

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 19min
While most of the world is still catching up to 4K , one company is already making next-gen 8K holographic displays that are available... well, today. That company is called Looking Glass, and it’s pioneered the world’s first 8K holographic display that uses cutting-edge light field technology to create 3D-like images. Unfortunately, you probably can't use it to watch Netflix. Looking Glass' targ

What to Do if Netflix Won't Connect on Your TV

Lifehacker / 20min
One of my housemates hit me with a quirky question this weekend: Netflix, which had previously been working just fine on his TV, was no longer loading. Everything else about the TV worked fine, but Netflix just kept cycling through connection attempt after connection attempt, punctuated with endless “tvq-rnd-100"… Read more...

Migratory Birds Are Failing to Adapt to Climate Change

Gizmodo / 21min
New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday shows that the climate crisis may be seriously messing with North American birds’ migration patterns, and the consequences could be dire. Read more...

SpaceX and US Army sign deal to test Starlink broadband for military use

36Ars Technica / 22min
Enlarge / CEO Elon Musk at SpaceX Headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on October 10, 2019. (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) The US Army has signed a three-year deal with SpaceX to test the company's Starlink satellite-broadband service, SpaceNews reported today . On May 20, the Army and SpaceX signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement ( CRADA ), an Army source told the news org

What to Watch Tonight, May 26, 2020

20Lifehacker / 27min
Looking for something entertaining to watch tonight? Each afternoon we’ve been rounding up some of your best streaming options for the evening. Read more...

Local News Is Laundering Amazon's Bullshit

20Gizmodo / 27min
There are a few norms that constrain the behavior of newsgathering, one of which is to at least try, for any given story, to get the perspective of all parties involved. Many company PR teams abuse this constraint by providing journalists with spin or misinformation, which a reporter may or may not infuse with the… Read more...

Nordic Choice Hotels Offers Unlimited Hotel Stays For A Fixed Price

29One Mile at a Time / 31min
Here’s a creative concept from one hotel group to fill rooms this summer. In the past we’ve seen some airlines offer “all you can fly” passes for a fixed cost over certain periods, and now a hotel group is introducing a similar concept for hotel stays. Stay at Nordic Choice Hotels all summer Nordic Choice Hotels (which has around 200 hotels in Scandinavia and the Baltics) is offering a promotion

Proposed bill would ban microtargeting of political advertisements

40Ars Technica / 32min
Enlarge / Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) chairing a House committee hearing pandemic-style on Thursday, May 14 2020. (credit: Greg Nash—Pool | Getty Images ) Internet-based advertising has been a boon for both political campaigns and disinformation campaigns , which love to take advantage of the ability to slice and dice the electorate into incredibly tiny and carefully targeted segments for their me

YouTube blames bug for censoring comments on China's ruling party

30Engadget / 33min
For the past six months, YouTube has been automatically deleting two Chinese phrases that are frequently used to criticize the Communist Party of China (CCP). Google says it's investigating the issue, which The Verge was among the first to report on. For its part, Google says the censorship is a bug. "This appears to be an error in our enforcement systems and we are investigating. Users can repor

The Best Wireless Mice to Help You Finally Use Your iPad at Your Desk

Gizmodo / 34min
For those committed to getting work done on an iPad, you probably have some sort of keyboard case for it. If your keyboard of choice is either the Apple Magic Keyboard or Logitech Combo Touch , then you’ve already got a trackpad and a solid way to navigate iPadOS without having to touch the screen. If you’re using… Read more...

Why localized compensation in a work-anywhere world isn’t so simple

100+TechCrunch / 36min
Last Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg told Facebook’s 48,000 employees that he expects upwards of 50% of the company will be working remotely within 10 years. After outlining many of the advantages that remote work confers — including to “potentially spread more economic opportunity around the country and potentially around the world” — he added that those who choose to move to other places in the U.S.

NASA Perseverance will pack detective tools called ‘Sherloc’ and Watson

SlashGear / 36min
NASA has equipped its Mars rover Perseverance with two tools named after a popular fictional duo. Called “Sherloc” and Watson, each tool is part of a system that will enable NASA to investigate Mars rocks as small as a grain of sand. Sherloc is located on the rover’s robotic arm; it includes a laser and spectrometers that work alongside the … Continue reading

Create Graphics for Free With This Site

20Lifehacker / 41min
After a couple of months with the kids at home full-time, many parents are looking ahead to spending the summer with... the kids at home full-time. Depending on where you live and how strict you personally intend to be about social distancing throughout the warmer months, teenagers in particular may have reached peak… Read more...

Razer Gigantus V2 might be bigger than your desk

SlashGear / 45min
Razer just released their most massive mouse mat to date, the Razer Gigantus V2 3XL. The Razer Gigantus V2 comes in four sizes, starting with the “M” size, at 14.18 x 10.84 x 0.12 inches. There’s also an L size that’s 17.73 x 15.76 x 0.12 inches, and an XXL size at 37.04 x 16.15 x 0.16 inches. The largest … Continue reading

The best workout equipment for building a home gym

32Mashable / 45min
The gym isn't for everybody. It's expensive, crowded, and sometimes smelly. Even worse, you have to travel to get there — making it ten times harder just to convince yourself to go. But, if you're lucky enough to have the space, you have another option that doesn't involve commuting vast distances only to exert yourself in front of strangers: Just bring the gym home to you . Yeah, it can cost you

Even HBO Knows Its Streaming Services Are Confusing as Hell

One HBO Max NetflixGizmodo / 45min
Just days before the official launch of its new streaming service, HBO seems to want to clear up any confusion about the difference between its services Go, Now, and soon-to-launch Max—and buddy, I’m not sure it’s working. Read more...

How to Spot a Misleading Crowd Photo

500+Lifehacker / 49min
As businesses reopen and people take to the beaches and parks, you’ve probably seen news photos or video that appear to show people packed into dense crowds, blithely ignoring social distancing guidelines. But these photos can be misleading, and it’s thanks to a camera trick. Read more...

The real impact of not having been touched in months

32Mashable / 50min
What makes the coronavirus pandemic unlike any other collective tragedy is that we can't commiserate together. Post-layoff drinks at a dive bar near the office; embracing someone you haven't seen in months; pats on the back — these are seemingly small comforts that have morphed into luxuries in the past few months. While there are many things I miss about the Before, these touches of comfort are

Twitch splurges to keep top streamers Dakotaz, JoshOG and Summit1G

21Engadget / 51min
Twitch is still willing to spend big bucks to keep top-tier streamers on its platform. Amazon’s service has signed “multi-year” deals with Dakotaz (aka Brett Hoffman), JoshOG (Josh Beaver) and Summit1G (Jaryd Lazar) to make sure they livestream exclusively on the platform. Loaded, the management agency that represents the trio, didn’t say how much money was involved. It wouldn’t be surprising if

How much computing power do you really need while working from home?

Lenovo Duet Two USI28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 54min
The pandemic has shown businesses around the world that allowing employees to work from home is actually possible and can even lead to improved job satisfaction. As a result, many businesses will likely continue to allow their employees to work remotely once the crisis has subsided. For most employees, this won’t be a problem as they can do their jobs with off-the-shelf laptops and software but w

Minecraft Dungeons now available: Where to buy

Minecraft DungeonsSlashGear / 1h
Today is a big day for Minecraft fans and action RPG fans alike, as today, Minecraft Dungeons is launching to the masses. Minecraft Dungeons is an interesting departure for the franchise, as it’s an action RPG in the same vein as games like Diablo and Torchlight. Despite the fact that Minecraft Dungeons is one of Microsoft’s first-party properties, the game … Continue reading

New Facebook app aims to bring back the phone call

Facebook CatchUp App72Mashable / 1h
The people whose calls you dodge are sure to love this new app from Facebook. On May 26, Facebook's New Product Experimentation (NPE) Team announced the launch of an app that's basically Houseparty for phone calls (not video calls). CatchUp, which is free to download, lets users see who's available to voice chat, and then allows them to initiate both one-on-one and group calls within the app. Who

Get Ready to Buy a Rental Car for Dirt Cheap

40Lifehacker / 1h
There’s not a ton of demand for rental cars right now, and the impact on that industry is starting to show: Hertz, which also runs Dollar and Thrifty, filed for bankruptcy last week. Read more...

Google's New Assistant Voice Match Feature Seems Kind of Sketchy

Google Voice MatchGizmodo / 1h
There are plenty of ways to use your phone to pay with stuff: You can use your face, your fingerprint, a passcode, and, now, simply your voice. Read more...

How to Fend Off Hangry Rats

45Lifehacker / 1h
Oh, 2020. Just when we think you’ve thrown all the terrifying, ridiculous scenarios at us already, you hit us with yet another. This time, it’s aggressive rats. And if you live outside of New York City or another major metropolitan area and are thinking you’re in the clear and this doesn’t apply to you, think again.… Read more...

Motorola is taking a second swing at a modern Moto Razr reboot

Motorola Razr Snapdragon32Ars Technica / 1h
The first-gen Moto Razr 2020. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] It looks like Motorola is going to take another crack at reviving the Moto Razr. Two sources now say a second-gen Moto Razr reboot is on the way, after the embarrassing public flop of the first-gen Razr reboot. The first source is straight from Lenovo, Motorola's parent company. During a discussion on the Reframed Tech podcast, Lenovo South Afri

Emirates massively reduces fuel surcharges on award tickets

The Points Guy / 1h
With travel essentially on pause around the world, airlines have been taking advantage of the downtime to perform maintenance on grounded jets and fine-tune their loyalty programs . Most of the changes we’ve seen lately have been negative, such as United introducing dynamic pricing on partner awards , but Emirates just made a quiet improvement that can save award travelers hundreds of dollars on

OnePlus 8 full Fortnite and Dolby features activated

OnePlus 8 FortniteSlashGear / 1h
The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are about to get a new stack of abilities for both Fortnite and Dolby sound. The Fortnite part is an update thanks to a partnership between OnePlus and the folks at Epic Games. The Dolby bit is an unofficial unlock of full Dolby Atmos equalizer settings on OnePlus 8, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus … Continue reading

New Android vulnerability Strandhogg 2.0 exploits user trust

53Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Strandhogg 2.0 can be thought of as the ultimate phishing attack. When the user taps a legitimate icon—which could be for email, camera, etc—the malware intercepts the tap and can present a copycat dialog instead. (credit: Promon ) A Norwegian infosec firm discovered a new Android vulnerability, which they've dubbed Strandhogg 2.0. Security firm Promon says "Strandhogg" is an old Norse

Apple fixed the bug that prevented some iOS apps from opening

Apple iPhone 12 Lightning88Engadget / 1h
Are you wondering why your iPhone suddenly received dozens of app updates this weekend, even though some of them were days or even weeks old? You now have an answer. Apple has confirmed to TechCrunch that it fixed a bug in Family Sharing that prevented some iOS and iPadOS apps from opening. The company hasn’t elaborated on what led to the problem, but the evidence suggests it may have been an app

The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport devil is in these incredible details

SlashGear / 1h
Turns out, there’s more to making a really, really fast hypercar than just dropping a huge engine inside. Bugatti is pulling back the curtain on the Chiron Pur Sport, the “most extreme” version of a car that’s hardly mundane to begin with, and detailing some of the changes – visible and otherwise – that make it such a beast. Announced … Continue reading

Facebook’s latest experimental app is a party line

Facebook CatchUp App43Engadget / 1h
The latest experimental app from Facebook's research and development division is for voice-only group calls. CatchUp looks to remove the headache of arranging a time to chat with all of your loved ones. You can set a status indicating that you're ready to talk, and up to eight people can join a call. You can create groups for your friends and family so that when everyone's available, you can star

Miniature Rock Art Found in Australia May Have Been Stenciled by Children

28Gizmodo / 1h
Archaeologists working at a rockshelter in northern Australia have discovered a trove of unusual miniaturized rock art made using stencils. This rare form of rock art may have served an ominous supernatural purpose—or it might be whimsical doodles made by children. Read more...

Why Your iPhone Wants You to Update Way More Apps Than Usual

28Lifehacker / 1h
The Apple App Store is randomly asking users to redownload app updates that they’ve previously installed. A similar issue has affected Android users for a few weeks now, but the iOS app updates appear to be downloading entire update files, rather than empty “ghost” updates like on Android. Read more...

At Lowe's, Get a Set of 105 Craftsman Ratchets and Sockets for $60

28Lifehacker / 1h
Craftsman 105-Piece Ratchet and Socket Set | $60 | Lowe’s Read more...

80% Savings: Emirates Stops Adding Big Fuel Sucharges To Award Tickets

22View from the Wing / 1h
Emirates has imposed some of the highest surcharges on award tickets in the world. Taxes and fees flying New York - Bangkok in business or first class were recently has high as $1736 roundtrip - and that's in addition to paying with miles. All of a sudden, though, that's changed. Continue reading ...

Uber, Lyft drivers sue NY state to speed up unemployment benefits

33Engadget / 1h
Uber and Lyft claim their workers are contractors. The state of New York ruled that they’re employees , and therefore are entitled to certain benefits. ( California did so, too. ) Despite this decision, rideshare drivers are having a difficult time obtaining unemployment payments and pandemic assistance. According to The New York Times , four drivers and the New York Taxi Workers Alliance have fi

What's Coming to Disney+ in June 2020

53Lifehacker / 1h
It looks like June is going to be pretty light month in terms of new Disney+ content. The streaming service has released its list of upcoming programming for the month and it’s pretty short, but there are still a few things worth getting excited about. Read more...

Take $30 off a new Amazon Kindle, our recommended budget ebook reader

32Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a nice discount on the Amazon Kindle , which is currently down to $60. That's tied for the lowest price we've tracked for Amazon's entry-level ebook reader and a $30 drop from its usual going rate. The deal also bundles a three-month subscription to Amazon's Kindle Unlimited ebook service, which typically costs $30 on its own. Just

Tech Expert: Privacy Is a Myth, so We Might as Well Contact-trace

200+Futurism / 2h
Big Brother One of the most straightforward ways to monitor — and hopefully limit — the spread of the coronavirus is using technology for contact-tracing : using smartphone location data, some argue, it’s possible to tell who came into contact with an infected person and when. But contact-tracing has serious privacy implications — it essentially means constant surveillance over our every move. An

Sony’s ZV-1 compact camera zooms in on vloggers

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Sony has taken aim at the suddenly enormous market of people who want to self-produce high-quality video with a minimum of setup. Its ZV-1 mutates the versatile RX100 series into a selfie video machine, and it could be the all-in-one solution many a vlogger has been searching for. The new camera is very much based on the highly successful and acclaimed RX100, which over the years has grown in bot

House amendment would require warrants for web history searches

100+Engadget / 2h
A new House deal has the potential to prevent the nightmare scenario in which Feds might not need a warrant to see what sites you’ve visited, videos you’ve watched and searches you’ve made. Earlier this month, we learned that the Senate was preparing to vote on a reauthorization of the Patriot Act . One amendment, proposed by Senators Steve Daines and Ron Wyden to prohibit the warrantless collect

Google teams with T-Mobile USA for global RCS messaging

Google RCS T-MobileSlashGear / 2h
T-Mobile USA introduced RCS (rich messaging) to T-Mobile users back in the year 2015 for their USA-based network. Here in 2020, T-Mobile USA and Google teamed up to expand T-Mobile users’ ability to work with RCS “when texting with Android users on other networks across the globe.” This system will be interesting to see expand, as it requires a smartphone … Continue reading

Arm just revealed the core tech of 2021’s flagship phones

Arm Cortex-A78 Cortex-X1SlashGear / 2h
Arm has revealed its next-generation smartphone chips, and the new Cortex-A78, Mali-G78, and Ethos-N78 promise a whole new turn of speed and efficiency for 2021’s flagships. At the same time, Arm is also throwing open its new Cortex-X Custom (CXC) program, which will cook up custom chip designs for those companies which need something special from their silicon. Arm Cortex-A78 … Continue reading

Global Entry enrollment suspended through July 6

26The Points Guy / 2h
Global entry interviews have been delayed by coronavirus again. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will keep enrollment centers for its Trusted Traveler programs closed through at least July 6, its Customs and Border Protection arm said in a statement Tuesday. Sign up for the free daily TPG newsletter for more airline news If you’ve applied for Global Entry or other Trusted Traveler program

Improve Your Critical Thinking With This Cheatsheet

200+Lifehacker / 2h
The next time you need to think critically about something—whether you’re considering a new idea, weighing the pros and cons of a potential decision, or evaluating whether you can trust a particular news source—it’s worth asking yourself a few simple questions. Read more...

Early tests of vaccine for COVID-19 pass peer review, look promising

200+Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Test doses of another potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. (credit: MLADEN ANTONOV / Getty Images) We still don't know how well a robust immune response protects people from SARS-CoV-2 infection. But we've got a further indication that vaccines can induce a strong immune response. Just prior to the holiday weekend, a Chinese team released the results of a safety trial done using a harmless vir

Spotify Removes Its Annoying 10,000-Song Library Limit

How-To Geek / 2h
After years of complaints, Spotify is finally ending its 10,000-song library limit. Now you can press the Heart button on as many songs and albums as you wish, without pruning your library every few weeks. Spotify’s new library update doesn’t change the service’s 10,000-song limit for Playlists or Offline Listening. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Lenovo's New Windows-Powered Duet Tablets Are a Pair of Surface Competitors

How-To Geek / 2h
We were impressed with Lenovo’s Chromebook Duet tablet when we saw it at CES, even more so when we got our hands on the finished product. Lenovo’s expanding that “Duet” branding into its primary IdeaPad line of Windows machines. Today the company announced the IdeaPad Duet 7i and Duet 3i, clearly competitors for the Surface Pro and Surface Go, respectively. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

XRSpace's New VR Headset Includes a Playstation Home-Like Experience

HTC XRSpace Mova VRHow-To Geek / 2h
HTC’s former CEO, Peter Chou, has a new company called XRSPACE and its first entry is an intriguing looking VR System. First, you have a standalone Mova VR headset that’s somewhat reminiscent of the Oculus Quest with Hot Rod stylings. And along with it is a new “virtual world” dubbed Manova, filled with homes, games, fitness centers, and more. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Sony Focuses on Content Creators With Its New ZV-1 Compact Camera

Sony Xperia 1 RX100How-To Geek / 2h
Sony has announced the highly anticipated ZV-1 compact camera, a well-priced and straightforward device optimized for vlogging. It has the same CMOS sensor, 4K HDR capabilities, and fancy autofocus features as the popular RX100 VII camera, but costs just $800 and sports some unique design changes for people who need to shoot high-quality video of themselves. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

We're All About to Get Lost in a Labyrinth Sequel

1KGizmodo / 2h
Apparently, the glass orbs are on their way back. Perhaps. Read more...

Watch the US Military Kill an Aircraft With an Energy Weapon

500+Futurism / 2h
A powerful laser weapon system on board the US Navy ship USS Portland “successfully disabled an unmanned aerial vehicle” during a test on May 16 in the Pacific ocean, according to a government statement . A video of the test shows the weapon blast an intense ray at a drone — which appears to catch fire almost immediately. The Technology Maturation Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) MK 2 MOD

Awesome: Emirates Skywards Hugely Reduces Award Fees

71One Mile at a Time / 2h
While Emirates is one of my favorite airlines to fly in first class, I’ve never been a fan of the Emirates Skywards program. That may slowly be changing… Emirates Skywards reduces award fees Historically Emirates Skywards has been a pretty lousy program when it comes to redeeming miles. Not only are their award costs high in many markets, but there have also been absolutely massive carrier impose

Register for the next ‘TPG Talks’: Credit card strategy during COVID-19

The Points Guy / 2h
Register Now With travel at a slow down and plenty of credit card benefits going unused , now is the time to audit your credit card portfolio and reassess what should be in your wallet. Join us this week as TPG’s dynamic duo of credit card editors — Benét Wilson and Ariana Arghandewal — share what you should be thinking about as you decide which cards to keep or cancel, as well as what cards you

The New 13-Inch MacBook Pro's Keyboard Really Is That Good

Apple MacBook Pro 202149Gizmodo / 2h
I sit here typing on Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro, which is somehow both an incremental and radical upgrade over the 13-inch MacBook Pros of recent years. The Pro I bought in 2017 sits to my left, and while the two look similar, the experience of using them is completely different. My 3-year-old laptop sports the … Read more...

Lightweight ‘banking via messaging’ services are getting Gen Z buzz

52TechCrunch / 2h
More evidence that Gen Z is switching to chat platforms for just about everything, including banking, emerges today in the news that Zelf , a fittech startup offering neobank-style services, is generating buzz amongst Gen-Zers in Spain and France. Its ability for users to interact solely via messaging has seen the startup hit over 260,000 card pre-orders since its launch in early April, according

John Malkovich talks about working with Steve Carrell on 'Space Force'

48Mashable / 2h
Space Force actor John Malkovich has nothing but high praise for his costar Steve Carrell. Read more... More about Celebrities , Mashable Video , Steve Carell , John Malkovich , and Space Force

Score 100GB of data on a Samsung S20 Plus deal for the price of the regular S20

Samsung Galaxy S2040TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Samsung's new S20 is a pretty expensive handset, even when you go for the cheapest available varient. Then when you step up to to the bigger S20 Plus, prices get really expensive. This deal helps ease that price - a lot. Exclusively available to TechRadar readers, you can currently get an S20 Plus contract with a massive 100GB of data for just £47 a month . That puts this in the same bracket as t

Facebook Rebrands Its Controversial Cryptocurrency Wallet

Facebook Libra NoviGizmodo / 2h
Facebook announced today that it would be completely rebranding the wallet for its long-anticipated cryptocurrency—perhaps in an attempt to shake off its troubled reputation. Read more...

The secret to Simon Pegg's amazing physical transformation in 'Inheritance'

24Mashable / 2h
Simon Pegg, known for his comedic films Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz , had to drop serious weight for his role in Inheritance , where he plays a man trapped in a bunker for 30 years. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Weight Loss , Simon Pegg , Shaun Of The Dead , and Inheritance

This 70-step Rube Goldberg basketball trick shot is hilariously complicated

100+Mashable / 2h
About halfway through this 3-minute, 19-second trick shot, I thought the end simply had to be coming soon. And yet, there was so, so much further to go. Popular YouTube account Creezy created a truly impressive Rube Goldberg machine that ultimately ends with a basketball going into a hoop. Simple enough, right? Nope. The 70 steps it takes to get to the swish are incredible, involving everything f

Niantic to begin collecting 3D visual data from Pokémon GO players

71TechCrunch / 2h
Niantic, the game developer behind Pokémon GO, has raised $470 million — most recently at a $4 billion valuation — largely on the promise that it can translate the mainstream success of a breakout mobile game into a full-fledged augmented reality platform that can rival efforts by Facebook and Apple. Today, Niantic shared that it will begin further leveraging Pokémon GO players to bolster its 3D

Watch footage of Arkane's unreleased Half-Life spin-off

34Engadget / 2h
For all of its many faults, 2020 has at least one thing going for it: We've seen more of Valve's Half-Life franchise in the last two months than in the 13 years before combined. It started in late March when the studio released Half-Life: Alyx , the first new entry in the series since 2007 , and continues this month with a behind-the-scenes look at Ravenholm . Half-Life diehards will know Ravenho

Daily Crunch: SpaceX’s first astronaut launch is a ‘go’

SpaceX NASA Dragon89TechCrunch / 2h
SpaceX is giving astronauts a lift to the International Space Station, a new jailbreak can unlock any iPhone and a startup raises $250 million to reduce food waste. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 26, 2020. 1. NASA and SpaceX confirm SpaceX’s first ever astronaut launch is a ‘go’ SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon spacecraft are now set to fly with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken onbo

BlaBlaCar partners with scooter startup Voi to launch new BlaBla Ride app

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Long-distance ridesharing startup BlaBlaCar announced that it is expanding to scooter sharing. But the company isn’t going to operate its own fleet of scooters. Instead, BlaBlaCar is partnering with Voi , a European e-scooter service that has raised $136 million over multiple rounds. Voi operates in dozens of European cities, including Paris, Marseille and Lyon. Over the next few weeks, Voi scoot

You can now surf in Microsoft’s Edge browser

96TechCrunch / 2h
Browser developers love to add small Easter Eggs to their apps to help you while away the hours when your interent is down, for example. Chrome has long had the Dino game, that you can start from the “No internet” error screen, for example. With its surf game, Microsoft’s Edge team built something similar into its pre-release channels earlier this year and, as the company announced today, it’s no

What to Do About Your FSA Contributions if Your Child Care Is Closed

41Lifehacker / 2h
The physical distancing measures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic have made all of your childcare plans uncertain. Will your daycare reopen? If it does, will it be safe to send your kids there ? What’s going to happen to before-and-after school care? And if you’d planned to pay for any of this with a… Read more...

Step Chickens and the Rise of TikTok ‘Cults’

Google TikTok India400+NYT > Technology / 2h
Fandoms are forming around a new kind of influencer: the charismatic cult leader.

HBO Max's early sign-up discount ends at 3AM ET

One HBO Max Netflix84Engadget / 2h
HBO Max is going to have a lot of content. The service encompasses not just HBO’s typical offerings, but also tons of movies and TV shows from WarnerMedia’s library. A subscription will cost a bit more than one from Netflix or Hulu, but early adopters can join for $12 a month for one year, as opposed to the typical $15 per month. The savings adds up to $36 for the year, so it could be worth signi

Stay safe at home with this discount wireless security camera bundle

41Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: Buy this vigilant eufyCam 2 wireless security camera bundle with three cameras on sale for $343.98 at Best Buy as of May 26. With the extra add-on camera in this package, you'll save a total of $156 off the original price. There are plenty of tasks we all have to juggle as we spend more time at home. That includes everything from cleaning, cooking , parenting, or working if you're lucky en

More AMD Ryzen 4000 ‘Renoir’ APU specifications leaked, model names revealed

Intel AMD Ryzen 3700X33TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
It hasn’t been that long since Igor's Lab published AMD’s “Renoir” APU portfolio, which he obtained from an unknown source, listing several Ryzen 4000 APUs. Now, a new leak has surfaced that not only validates that list, but also sheds some light on which APUs will actually make it to production. According to Wccftech , Biostar just posted the CPU support list for its new B550 motherboard, the Ra

SpaceX signs testing agreement with US Army for use of Starlink network

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SpaceX has signed a new agreement with the U.S. Army that will see that defense service test SpaceX’s forthcoming Starlink satellite-based broadband network over the course of three years to evaluate its usefulness in serving their needs. The R&D agreement, as first reported by SpaceNews , is a fairly standard agreement ahead of any actual commercial procurement deal for the U.S. military. SpaceX

Do Your Homework Before Volunteering Your Data to Fight Coronavirus

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The global coronavirus pandemic has sparked a wave of health tech companies seeking to find innovative solutions to combat covid-19. That includes everything from using smartwatches and thermometers to track symptoms, to crowdsourcing apps designed to learn from your coughs and self-reported symptoms , to building … Read more...

When will iPhone go portless? New clues surface

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It would seem only a matter of time before the iPhone is released without a Lightning port. Rumors over the past several years suggest that Apple’s inclusion of Qi-standard wireless charging abilities in the iPhone point toward a completely port-free collection of handheld communication devices. An insider tip this week says Apple’s not quite there yet with the iPhone 12 … Continue reading

Samsung develops new security chip for mobile devices

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Samsung has developed a new secure element (SE) chip and enhanced security software to better protect sensitive data on mobile devices. The new chip, dubbed S3FV9RR, offers protection for booting, isolated storage, mobile payments and other applications. It has also received a Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (CC EAL) of 6+ and this is the highest level ever acquired by a mobile compone

Tencent to invest billions in digital technologies

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A month after Beijing called for a technology-centric upgrade of the Chinese economy, Tencent has said it will invest $70 billion (500 billion yuan) in a range of new technologies including cloud computing, cybersecurity and AI. The company will also reportedly invest in sectors like blockchain, servers, Big Data, supercomputer centres, IoT, 5G and quantum computing. Tencent says it expects great

Get Started on Your Next Home Movie With $212 off DJI’s OSMO Action Camera

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DJI OSMO Action Camera | $288 | Amazon

Most Memorial Day deals have ended, but 4K TVs are still on sale

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Memorial Day is typically the unofficial start to summer. But 2020's long weekend celebrations — or lack thereof — gave many of us the first real glimpse into what a summer with social distancing might look like. Scheduling regular Zoom watch parties with your friends or binge-watching all of last year's Oscar nominees in 4K will be a much better distraction than surrendering to rewatching Schitt

Avatar Filmmakers Are Slipping Back Into New Zealand Under Coronavirus Travel Exemptions

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The only country that’s seemingly halted the spread of the novel coronavirus could screw it up—for Avatar . New Zealand’s economic development minister revealed under questioning that he’s been using little known powers around the country’s strict foreign travel ban to issue hundreds of exemptions for “high value… Read more...

France’s data protection watchdog reviews contact-tracing app StopCovid

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France's data protection watchdog CNIL has released its second review of StopCovid, the contact-tracing app backed by the French government. The CNIL says there’s no major issue with the technical implementation and legal framework around StopCovid, with some caveats. France isn’t relying on Apple and Google’s contact-tracing API . Instead, a group of research institutes and private companies hav

Dear Sophie: Can I work in the US on a dependent spouse visa?

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Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: What is required of employers laying off foreign workers? Dea

Lenovo's first Yoga detachable takes on the Surface Pro 7

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Lenovo has launched its first Yoga PC with a detachable keyboard, setting its firmly on the Surface Pro 7 . Giving the Microsoft 2-in-1 a run for its money, the Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i packs 10th-generation Intel Core i7 processors, up to 10.8 hours of battery and a 13-inch 2048×1080 touchscreen. The Windows 10 device, much like the Surface Pro 7, also boasts a built-in kickstand, digital pen support

YouTube auto-deletes comments with phrases critical of Chinese government [Updated]

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Enlarge / Protesters in Taipei, Taiwan, demonstrate for granting political asylum to Hong Kongers in January 2020. (credit: Walid Berrazeg/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) YouTube's software is automatically deleting comments with two phrases critical of the Chinese Communist Party, the Verge reported on Tuesday morning. “共匪” means " communist bandit. " It was a derogatory term used by N

'Minecraft Dungeons' aims to be more than 'baby's first Diablo'

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The simple pitch for Minecraft Dungeons goes something like this: Two great games play great together. It works! Mostly. If you're a fan of Minecraft but haven't heard about Dungeons , an explanation is in order. It's blocky Diablo , a game of crawling through dungeons and striking down monsters in hopes of scoring some sweet, deadly loot. The camera hangs overhead, giving you a wide view of the

These Alienware gaming laptop deals can save you up to $500 this week

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Alienware gaming laptop deals can save you up to $500 this week, with some fantastic models offering premium RTX 2060 and 2070 GPUs at excellent discounts right now. That means you're picking up high-end gaming laptops capable of running ray tracing games at up to 1440p resolution, store all those hefty titles with plenty of speedy SSD space, and do it all in style with an M15 / M17 chassis. Thes

These pre-owned video games are all 'buy 2, get 2 free' at GameStop

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TL;DR: As of May 26, GameStop is running a "buy two, get two free" deal on pre-owned video games valued at $9.99 and under. As many of us remain inside to help stop the spread of COVID-19 , the fact that the weather is now getting all warm and summer-y sort of feels like a personal insult . Fortunately, GameStop just came through with an amazing deal on video games to keep us occupied (and safe i

Iceland’s International Arrivals COVID-19 Testing Problem

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Iceland is expected to open to tourists from around the world as of June 15, 2020, though it appears to me that there may be one major logistical issue. Iceland’s plan to reopen to tourists Iceland is planning for a summer tourist season as of June 15, 2020, and the country seems to be going about it in a rather responsible way . Visitors intending to come to Iceland: Will have to go into a 14-da

How to Choose the Best Home Security Camera Based on Subscription Options

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If you want to cover your property with smart security cameras, the list of options has never been longer . That can make it tricky to choose the perfect model for you, but aside from the upfront cost, and the night vision, and the field of view, and the weatherproofing, there’s one key feature to look out for:… Read more...

ARM's latest phone chip designs will be better-equipped for 5G and foldables

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Smartphones require faster hardware every year, but upcoming models equipped with 5G and multiple displays will likely call for an even bigger jump in processing power than normal. ARM’s new Cortex-A78 CPU could serve as a starting point for companies like Qualcomm to design custom chips and deliver on that need. Compared to the current Cortex-A77, the forthcoming processor will provide a 20 perc

For $20, You Can Take Home Your Very Own Cyberpunk Keanu Reeves

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McFarlane Toys Cyberpunk 2077 Action Figure | $20 | Amazon Read more...

Half My Nightmares Start With This Giant Cyborg Teddy Bear Learning How to Hug

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In a time of social distancing, a giant teddy bear giving enormous hugs sounds like a great way for people to safely cope with isolation. But Arizona State University’s robo-bear , which can learn to hug by observing humans, looks like it’s ready to give you the last embrace you’ll ever feel. Read more...

Dortmund vs Bayern live stream: watch the Bundesliga online from anywhere right now

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There's no less than nine mid-week fixtures taking place in the Bundesliga this Tuesday and Wednesday - but none are bigger than Der Klassiker, which is the local name for tonight's huge Dortmund vs Bayern match. Things are delicately poised at 1-0 to the visitors after Bayern's Joshua Kimmich scored a stunning 41st minute goal - a lob of the Dortmund keeper that was as naughty as they come. The

T-Mobile customers can send RCS messages to Android users worldwide

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The rollout of Rich Communication Services (RCS) in the US and much of the world has been a slow affair . However, the next-generation replacement for SMS and MMS messaging just got a much-needed boost from T-Mobile and Google. The companies say they've partnered to make RCS messaging available to all T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers. Following a more limited rollout in 2015 and an expans

Use Candied Nuts in Your Cakes and Quick Breads

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Many quick breads (like banana) and cakes (like carrot) call for a smattering of either pecans or walnuts. I usually reach for pecans, because they taste better than walnuts, but this weekend I upped the taste factor even further by using candied pecans in a carrot cake I made for a friend. Read more...

New Telescope Will Watch Entire Southern Sky in Infrared

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Constant Surveillance When it’s complete, a new infrared telescope in Australia will give astronomers an unprecedented glimpse of the universe. The Dynamic Red All-Sky Monitoring Survey (DREAMS) is expected to be completed early next year, at which point scientists will be able to watch supernovae, star mergers, and other epic cosmic events in “real time” — giving scientists a more detailed under

The Razr Hasn't Even Been Out for Six Months, But Rumors Say a New One Could Arrive This Fall

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Motorola’s rebooted Razr with a flexible screen hasn’t even been on sale for a full six months, but according to new rumors, there could be a new model due out before the end of the year with significantly beefier specs, updated software, and even 5G support. Read more...

Huge discount on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, plus more tech deals this week

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We hope that you all had a nice, relaxing Memorial Day weekend. Now that we're back to our regularly scheduled programming, we thought we'd start it off with a fresh batch of tech deals for your purchasing pleasure. Probably the biggest sale we could find today is on the popular Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon — it's over $1,000 off, so get that one quick before the sale ends. Check out the rest below:

Facebook launches CatchUp, an audio-only calling app that shows who’s ready to chat now

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Facebook’s internal R&D group, NPE Team, has today launched a new app called CatchUp that makes it easier for friends and family in the U.S. to coordinate phone calls or set up group calls with up to 8 people. While there are a number of group chat apps available to users today, what makes CatchUp unique is that the calls it enables are audio-only, not video, and it flags when users are available

Switzerland pilots a contact tracing app using Apple and Google's tech

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Switzerland is now piloting a COVID-19 contact tracing app that uses the Apple-Google framework. According to the Swiss university EPFL, the app, SwissCovid , is the first in the world to put the Apple-Google model to use. SwissCovid will use Bluetooth to exchange keys between phones. If a user tests positive for SARS-CoV-2, they can inform the app, which will alert other users if they were in cl

The XPS 13 laptop gets a $250 price cut at Dell

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While Memorial Day sales might be over, you can still score a price cut on Dell's best-selling XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop. For a limited time, you can get the powerful XPS 13 on sale for $1,399.99 . That's a $250 discount and the best price we've found for the tablet-laptop hybrid. If you're looking for a traditional laptop with a cheaper price tag, Dell also has the XPS 13 laptop on sale for $699.99 .

Michael Moore’s Garbage Planet of the Humans Has Been Removed From YouTube

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Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans is a trash film that contains massive amounts of disinformation and dabbles in ecofascism . Turns out it also contained copyrighted material. Read more...

Sur La Table has a ton of All-Clad cookware on sale

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Cooking hits differently during isolation. If you want to treat yourself to a fancy sit-down meal (and can't justify getting a steak delivered), it's all up to you. Just because we're already two-ish months into this whole staying at home thing doesn't mean it's too late to begin your cooking journey. Every cooking journey starts with trading your old, burnt-stuff-stuck-on-the-bottom cookware for

Here’s what hotel loyalty programs might look like after coronavirus

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The coronavirus pandemic continues to severely impact the travel industry with no end yet in sight. As a result, companies and loyalty programs have had to make significant policy adjustments to accommodate travelers, from introducing flexible change and cancellation policies to pausing points expiration and more. With U.S. hotel occupancy rates at unprecedented lows , hotel loyalty programs have

How to Find Out if Someone's Secretly Been Using Your Computer

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Now that we’re all sharing at-home working spaces with roommates, friends, and loved ones, it’s worth thinking a bit more about the security of your laptop or desktop computer. It can feel like a bit invasion of privacy when someone else uses your computer without your permission, especially if you suspect they’re… Read more...

Xbox Game Pass is getting a huge addition next month

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Over the past few years, Hello Games has done a lot to redeem the let down that was No Man’s Sky on launch day. By serving up a string of massive, free updates, Hello Games has largely managed to sway public opinion about the game, but if you’re still hesitant to take the plunge after all that’s happened, it’s hard … Continue reading

Where these 4 top VCs are investing in manufacturing

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Even though it’s a vast sector in the midst of transformation, manufacturing is often overlooked by early-stage investors. We surveyed top VCs in the industry to gather their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing manufacturing. Traditionally, manufacturing companies are capital-intensive and can be slow to implement new technology and processes. The investors in the survey below

Facebook rebrands Libra wallet Calibra to Novi

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When Facebook unveiled Libra, its cryptocurrency project, there were two distinct entities — the Libra Association , a not-for-profit that oversees all things Libra, and Calibra, a Facebook subsidiary that is building a Libra-based wallet with integrations in WhatsApp and Messenger. Today, Facebook announced that Calibra has a new name, Novi . By rebranding Calibra to Novi, Facebook is trying to

Ghost of Tsushima interview: Nature sprawls in PS4’s epic samurai swan song

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Historical epics are no strangers to the open world genre. We’ve globe-trotted and time-hopped with Assassin’s Creed everywhere from Ancient Egypt to the pirate-filled Caribbean, while Red Dead Redemption recreated the Wild West so perfectly you could almost taste the chewing tobacco. But whether you’re playing as a Grecian heroine or a bandana-brandishing bandit, these have been open worlds to b

How to choose a POS (Point of Sale) system

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Not all POS (or Point of Sale) systems are created equally. And that’s a good thing – the last thing you need is to be overspending on one and getting a critical piece of business IT infrastructure that doesn’t adequately meet your company’s needs. While there are “one size fits all” POS systems, they tend to be ‘jack of all trades, master of none’-type solutions. So it’s worth considering a numb

How to Disconnect Your Twitch Account From Amazon Prime

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Linking your Twitch account to your Amazon Prime account gets you a handful of freebies. But if you connected your Twitch account to the wrong Amazon Prime account, or you just want to separate your two accounts, here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google Adds Voice-Authorization to Purchases in Assistant

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Shopping through Google Assistant is a lot easier than you’d expect. You just tell Google what you want, look through some products, and pick out something to buy. And now, Google wants you to confirm purchases with Voice Match for total hands-off shopping. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

HP's New Monitors and Laptops Are Built for Remote Life

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HP announced a slew of products today, including new monitors, desktops, and laptops, and if they have one centralizing theme, it’s empowering remote life. The new monitors are more eye-friendly due to cutting out blue light, and the new ZBook Firefly laptops bring the power on the go. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Looking Glass starts shipping its 8K holographic display

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When Looking Glass Factory showed of its first holographic display way back on August 2018, it felt more like a proof of concept than anything — though it was immediately an impressive concept. In November of last year, the Brooklyn-based startup showed off an 8K display that used its holographic tech. The feeling wasn’t quite as immersive, but the form factor certainly made more sense. The syste

American Schedules 777-300ER On Surprising Route

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American Airlines has scheduled its flagship Boeing 777-300ER on a route I would have never expected. Nothing really comes as a surprise in the airline industry anymore, but this has still caught me off guard a bit… American will fly 777-300ER from Raleigh American Airlines flies to London Heathrow from up to 10 US cities. Almost all of those cities are American Airlines hubs, with two exceptions

Spotify drops the 10,000-song cap on libraries

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At long last, Spotify is dropping the 10,000-song limit on My Library, so you’ll be able to save as many tracks and albums as you like for easier access to them. You won’t need to remove any tunes to make space for new ones anymore. It’s a welcome quality-of-life update, which has been a common request from many users for years. For instance, it’ll be a boon for folks who save a ton of tracks fro

Tuesday's Best Deals: Marshall Earbuds, Backyard Playsets, Magic Bullet, Craftsman Ratchets and Sockets, and More

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A $70 pair of Marshall Minor II earbuds , a Wayfair sale on backyard playsets , a Magic Bullet smoothie blender , an AOMAIS Bluetooth speaker Gold Box , and a 105-piece Craftsman ratchet and socket set kick off Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

Let your robot do the work for you with a Roomba for $200 off

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TL;DR: Grab a Wi-Fi-connected Roomba 890 for just $299.99, a $200 savings as of May 26. Are you getting a bit tired of spring cleaning, but you're house isn't necessarily spotless just yet? Don't worry, we all need an extra hand sometimes. Right now, that extra hand is a Roomba . SEE ALSO: Best robot vacuums for every budget iRobot's automatic vacuums have become known for doing the work you don'

Sony ZV-1 puts vloggers in focus

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Sony has revealed its latest digital camera, the hotly-anticipated Sony ZV-1, laser-focused on vloggers and content creators. Pairing a 20.1-megapixel 1.0-type Exmor RS sensor with 4K video recording and a highly-flexible LDC display, the ZV-1 also throws in a better quality microphone and some onboard faux-bokeh effects. Sony’s compact and Alpha-series cameras have proved popular with video crea

Spotify update just removed Save limits on Your Library

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This week Spotify began rolling out an update that’ll remove limits on “Your Library.” Before now, you were limited to a total of 10,000 items in your Spotify library. Once you’d reached that point, the Spotify tracker system would send you a message – that message will no longer be sent, after this update is fully released. ALL FILLED UP … Continue reading

Spectrm raises $3M Series A from Runa Capital for its conversational marketing platform

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In the “Age of Corona” — as some like to call it, the roboticization of industry and business has been super-charged by the pandemic. So while companies using messaging platforms to drive customers toward purchases was always on a long-term trend, the sheer volume of people staying online 24/7 during global lockdowns has led to this tactic also being boosted. So it’s therefore understandable that

Tuesday's Best Deals: Marshall Earbuds, Backyard Playsets, Magic Bullet, Craftsman Ratchets and Sockets, and More

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A $70 pair of Marshall Minor II earbuds , a Wayfair sale on backyard playsets , a Magic Bullet smoothie blender , an AOMAIS Bluetooth speaker Gold Box , and a 105-piece Craftsman ratchet and socket set kick off Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

Spotify removes cap from users’ libraries, letting you save unlimited songs, albums and podcasts

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Spotify announced this morning it’s removing the content cap on the app’s “Your Library,” allowing users to now save an unlimited number of songs, albums and podcasts to their collection of favorites. The change addresses a top user complaint since 2014 which, to date, had received more than 12,500 votes on Spotify’s Community Ideas Exchange forum. Though an average user may only have a few hundr

Audi parks driver for using a ringer in charity esports race

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Enlarge / Daniel Abt in happier times, taking part in a sim race at this year's Santiago ePrix in Chile. After doing unusually well in a sim race this weekend, it turned out Abt had brought in a ringer. (credit: Audi Communications Motorsport / Michael Kunkel) The combination of racing drivers and esports is turning out to be full of drama. When COVID-19 put a stop to real-world racing in March,

This massive PlayStation VR bundle is seeing price cuts across the US and UK

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PlayStation VR bundles have been in short order over the last few weeks as more and more spend their time in lockdown exploring new mediums of entertainment. With things starting to ease now, we're seeing supply catch up with demand, and plenty of PlayStation VR deals are now available. That means you can once again pick up these fantastic Mega Pack five-game bundles in both the US and UK, with b

Use Labels to End the Snack Wars

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During this time of social distancing and homebound isolation, the little things have become extra important. A walk through the neighborhood on a sunny day. Connecting with loved ones over video chat. And making sure your damn brother doesn’t eat all the good cereal again. Read more...

Lenovo Chromebook Duet review: A surprisingly solid tablet experience

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I’ve never reviewed a Chromebook quite like this latest one from Lenovo. The Chromebook Duet, first announced in January , defies most Chromebook trends. It’s one of the few convertible tablet devices that can run Chrome OS, at a time when the utility of such a tablet is questionable at best. At the same time, it’s a throwback to the days when Chromebooks were primarily cheap, small, low-powered

Save $50 on this LG soundbar and subwoofer combo

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TL;DR: This LG soundbar and subwoofer combo is $50 off at Best Buy and comes with four free months of Apple Music. Missing going to the movie theater? Us too, and it doesn't seem like we'll be getting the opportunity to go back anytime soon. While you can't hit up the silver screen at the moment, you can still invest in your home theater setup to try and replicate the experience as best you can.

How ITSM and automation can ensure a highly productive remote workforce

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Remote working isn’t as simple as allowing employees to pick up their laptops and decamp to their homes, and this is often something that isn’t considered until remote working is necessitated. The Covid-19 crisis has put massive pressure on businesses and caused a drastic shift in the way they work almost overnight. Some problems are easy to counter when it comes to working from home (WFH). For e

How does a POS (Point of Sale) system work?

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POS (or Point of Sale) systems are critical pieces of IT infrastructure for businesses that take payments of any kind. They have evolved greatly since the first electronic version was released by IBM in the 1970s. Today, some of the best POS systems are available in miniature packages – from slim eye-catching terminals to smartphones and tablets – that are far easier to operate than the large cou

Older users share more misinformation. Your guess why might be wrong.

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The news: Misinformation on social media is often fueled by older adults, who share fake news and dubious links more than other age groups —up to seven times more than their younger counterparts. But a new analysis suggests people often make incorrect assumptions about why this might be, which leads some attempts at halting the spread of misinformation to failure. Ageist stereotypes: Nadia Brashi

Radio Corona, May 27: what digital contact tracing means for privacy

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This week on Radio Corona, join us for a discussion about digital contract tracing initiatives with Gideon Lichfield, our editor-in-chief, Danny Weitzner of MIT’s CSAIL, and Bobbie Johnson, a Tech Review Senior Editor. Bobbie is part of the team at TR that has been reporting on contact tracing apps around the world . Danny has been working on a privacy preserving protocol for these apps at MIT ca

Do yourself a favor and get a standing desk

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TL;DR: The ergonomic Victor adjustable standing desk is on sale for $126.99 as of May 26, down from $211.99. Dwight Schrute had a number of different types of desks throughout the life of The Office , but perhaps his best one — or at least most practical one — was his standing desk. (Sorry, megadesk.) A standing desk can boost productivity, lower weight gain, and give you a change of pace through

Elon Musk and Grimes Just Updated Their Baby’s Name

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What’s In a Name? “X Æ A-12 Musk” doesn’t exactly roll of the tongue — but that’s the name SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and musician Claire “Grimes” Boucher gave their newborn baby earlier this month. Now, according to comments by Grimes on a recent Instagram post , the couple has updated the name to “X Æ A-Xii.” “Roman numerals,” she wrote in a comment reply. “Looks better [to be honest].” Like the Roma

Logitech G915 gaming keyboard goes tenkeyless for 2020

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Last year, Logitech rolled out its G915 Lightspeed wireless gaming keyboard. Today, it’s back with a new version of the keyboard that seems mostly the same as the last save one major difference: this new version of the G915 is a tenkeyless model. If you’re the type who likes to drop the number pad to save some space, then Logitech … Continue reading

Omidyar-backed Spero Ventures invests in Mexico City’s Mati, a startup pitching ID-verification

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Spero Ventures , the venture capital firm backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, has gone to Mexico City for its latest investment, backing the identity verification technology developer Mati. Launched in San Francisco, the two co-founders Filip Victor and Amaury Soviche , decided to relocate to Mexico because of its proximity to big, untapped markets in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia. “After develo

Uber and Lyft Drivers Sue for New York Unemployment Benefits

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In the latest challenge over their labor status, gig workers say the state is illegally failing to pay them jobless benefits in a timely way.

Mercedes' EQV electric van is available for purchase in Europe

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Mercedes’ EQV electric van is now available for sale in Europe. You can order the high-end electric van starting at €71,388 (about $78,352). Until now, the only vehicle available from Mercedes’ all-electric EQ line was the luxury EQC , so this is a notable expansion. The EQV can carry up to eight passengers or be configured to transport equipment. It has a range of 418 kilometers (260 miles), a 1

Former Apple HomePod engineers to launch 'revolutionary' new speaker

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Two former Apple HomePod engineers have flown the Cupertino nest to create what they say will be a “revolutionary” speaker that's capable of producing “indistinguishable from reality” sound. Called 'Cell', the new speaker could prove a compelling rival to the likes of the Sonos One and the yet-to-be-announced Apple HomePod 2 , which is rumored to be launching this year. Read our Apple HomePod rev

What's Coming to HBO Max in June 2020

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HBO Max officially launches this week, and come June the streaming service will be loaded with fresh content. Read more...

Google deletes millions of negative TikTok reviews

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Angry users had flooded the app with one-star reviews over a controversial video.

Apple fixes bug that stopped iOS apps from opening

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Apple has now resolved the bug that was plaguing iPhone and iPad apps over the weekend, causing some apps to not launch at all. The issue was related to a bug with Apple’s Family Sharing system, it appears, as users reported error messages which said “This app is no longer shared with you,” and directed them to buy the app from the App Store in order to still use it. Following this issue, users o

UK land registry faces heat over cloud contract to AWS

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The British property ownership registry is facing scrutiny over a £4.8 million contract it awarded to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The contract is under investigation as Amazon’s UK head, Doug Gurr, has been a non-executive director on the former’s board since 2018. There have been suggestions that the registry’s decision might damage the trust of the public and that there needs to be increased tra

How to Get the Best Sound Quality in Spotify

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Spotify allows you to change the streaming quality of the music or playlists you listen to, but you’ll need a Spotify Premium subscription to be able to do so. If you want to improve your Spotify sound quality, here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This Awesome 'Grand Theft Auto' Mod Lets You Ride Your Real Bike Around the Game

44How-To Geek / 5h
With a couple hundred bucks you can recreate a steering wheel, pedals, and shifter from a race car, and get a decent enough approximation of “driving” in a PC game. Riding a bike is an altogether more physical experience, something that’s not so easy to replicate. But one impressive modification to Grand Theft Auto V lets you do just that. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

6 Things to Do Before You Adopt a Dog

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Adoption is one of the best ways to get a dog, but you need to prepare for this new member of your household. As fun as a new furry friend is, there are some serious considerations to make. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Toxic coast: Cleaning up a century of industrial waste in New Jersey

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Driving from Manhattan, the NJT 158 bus takes the Lincoln Tunnel under the Hudson River to New Jersey, then cuts North and follows the river all the way up to the George Washington Bridge. The road it takes is called River Road, which used to run along the now-vanished marshland that lined the New Jersey shore of the Hudson River for much of American history. When Alexander Hamilton was shot in W

Sony's Video-Focused ZV-1 Wants to Help You Become a YouTube Star

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DSLRs and mirrorless cameras have become popular tools for YouTubers wanting their videos to look more professional, but for inexperienced shooters, the complexity of those cameras can be overwhelming. Sony’s new ZV-1 aims to flatten the learning curve with streamlined features that promise to help make aspiring… Read more...

LATAM Airlines hopes to speed Delta partnership through bankruptcy restructuring

43The Points Guy / 5h
LATAM Airlines became the largest global airline casualty of the coronavirus pandemic with its bankruptcy filing in New York on May 26. With 320 aircraft and bases in South America’s largest countries, Santiago, Chile-based LATAM succumbed to a near “instantaneous” evaporation of travel demand amid the global roll out of travel restrictions since March, the airline said in court filings. The carr

Microsoft boosts UK cloud with 10 new Azure cloud services

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Microsoft has launched 10 new cloud computing services for its customers in the UK Azure regions. The new tools will aim to allow customers to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) and bots to drive innovation, while also equipping them with the latest cybersecurity technologies. Two of the new services are Azure Bastion and Azure Confidential Computing. Bastion is a fully managed Platform as a S

Win a Kindle Fire tablet by telling us your views on cybersecurity

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The ongoing pandemic has changed the way millions approach their work, opening up new opportunities for cybercriminals, but also creating an environment in which cybersecurity specialists can demonstrate their mettle. To help us keep you informed about the security-related topics that are most interesting to you, take part in our new survey. To say thanks, you’ll be entered automatically into our

Sony's ZV-1 is a vlogger-focused take on the RX100

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As it teased , Sony is going all-in on vlogging with the ZV-1, a video-centric compact that fuses features form the popular RX100 V and RX100 VII cameras. It has a 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor that’s big enough to deliver decently blurred backgrounds, along with a fast 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens. It also supports 4K recording at up to 30 fps with a full pixel readout, or 1080p video at up to 120 fps. T

High in the Alps, Giant Blankets Slow a Glacier's Ice Melt

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Despite preservationists' best efforts, the Rhône Glacier may not be long for this world.

How to watch SpaceX launch NASA astronauts into space

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A historic space flight is happening Wednesday and you don't want to miss it. SpaceX is sending two NASA astronauts, Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, to the International Space Station on board its Crew Dragon spacecraft. This is the first American manned spaceflight in nearly a decade. Ever since NASA's Space Shuttle program ended in 2011, the U.S. has relied on Russia's Soyuz rockets to take

Travelocity Proves Fears Of Robots Taking Our Jobs Are Unfounded

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The Travelocity twitter account is like the Death Star's exhaust port, or the vulnerability exploited in the final battle scene of Independence Day . Jessica Langer shared her 'earliest internet memory' in response to someone's silly question on twitter. It was a slow effort as her father tried to book a flight using Travelocity when she was really young. Langer was offering a genuine recollectio

India’s contact-tracing app is going open-source

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India said it will publicly release the source code of its contact-tracing app, Aarogya Setu, to the relief of privacy and security experts who have been advocating for this ever since the app launched in early April. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Secretary Ajay Prakash Sawhney made the announcement on Tuesday, dubbing the move “opening the heart” of the Aarogya Setu app to a

Extra Crunch Live: Join Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg for a live Q&A right now

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As the leader of a publicly traded corporation with 135,000 employees, Verizon Communications CEO Hans Vestberg has a unique perspective on the state of the world. When he appears today on Extra Crunch Live , our virtual speaker series for Extra Crunch members , we’ll ask him about this extraordinary moment in history and his plans for seeing the company through a black swan event that’s reshapin

This 65-inch 4K TV is on sale for $449.99 at Best Buy's post-Memorial Day sale

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While the holiday weekend has come to an end, you can still find fantastic 4K TV deals at Best Buy's post-Memorial Day sale. Our top pick is the TCL 65-inch 4K TV that's on sale for $449.99 . That's the lowest price we've found for the Roku TV and a fantastic deal for a big-screen 4K TV. The 65-inch TV delivers a stunning picture with bright, bold colors and life-like images thanks to the 4K HD r

The Sony ZV-1 is the best compact vlogging camera you can buy – here's why

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The big camera manufacturers have been inching their way towards making the perfect vlogging camera for YouTubers in the last couple of years – and now Sony might have just cracked it with the new Sony ZV-1. In our Sony ZV-1 review we praised its combination of class-leading autofocus, a bright 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens, and design touches like the side-flipping screen and 3.5mm microphone port. The

Big data and low bills make this one of the best iPhone SE deals available

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iPhone SE deals are Apple's latest release, offering up an affordable handset...finally. But if you've been considering the investment with the aim of getting the best value, one offer seems to stand tall as the perfect choice. Mixing both a substantial amount of data and some affordable bills, this iPhone SE contract is a strong choice. It's on the Vodafone network with £26 a month bills , £50 u

EE network stats highlight how much life has changed under lockdown

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New network data released by EE has shed some light on changing habits among the British public during the coronavirus pandemic – especially the migration of data traffic from city centres to suburban areas. While data consumption is down by 58% in Central London, that figure has jumped by as much as 120% in Stevenage and Hereford as commuters stay at home. Similar to figures released by rival O2

View of businesses along one side of Woodward Avenue between...

Music, Arts & Literature / 5h
View of businesses along one side of Woodward Avenue between Adams and Elizabeth including a drug store. Written on original glass negative envelope: “May 26, 1910.” Recorded in glass negative ledger: “LD/Streets-Woodward Ave. & Adams, W. to Elizabeth.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

How to Control Your YouTube Addiction

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“Just one more video” is my evening mantra at this point. As important as it is to get a good night’s sleep, late-night David always finds it even more important to watch one last, compelling video on YouTube—and maybe one more related video after that. YouTube can be a big time suck, especially during quarantine… Read more...

Baton raises $10M Series A to organize post-sale implementation

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Baton , an early-stage startup that wants to help customers organize the post-sales implementation process, emerged from stealth today with a $10 million Series A investment. Activant Capital led the round, with help from Global Founders Capital and Hybris founder Carsten Thoma. Like so many startups, the idea for Baton stemmed from a pain point that founder and CEO Alex Krug experienced first ha

Indiana Jones 5 Director James Mangold Discusses His Approach for Taking Over

100+Gizmodo / 5h
Frank Marshall wants more directors to come in and shake up the Jason Bourne franchise. Jason Blum says there’s been movement on the long-in-the-works Spawn movie. Watch Legends of Tomorrow trap its heroes inside Friends and Downton Abbey . Plus, a preview of the Rick and Morty season finale, and Judy Greer gets a… Read more...

Nearly all Google Chrome security bugs involve memory flaws

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The vast majority of all security bugs found in Google Chrome are related to memory management, the company's researchers have declared. Following an analysis of over 900 high/critical security bugs found on the Stable channel since 2015, Google’s engineers have confirmed that around 70 per cent of these pertain to memory management and safety. Memory safety problems are fundamentally C and C++ c

Virgin Orbit’s Air-Launched Rocket Fails Its First Test

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LauncherOne failed a few seconds into its first flight. But that’s OK—the only two US rocket startups that made it to orbit flubbed their first tries too.

J.K. Rowling's new children's story will be online for free

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J.K. Rowling will finally publish The Ickabog , a "stand-alone fairy tale" and her first children's story since Harry Potter — online, for free. New chapters will go live on the Ickabog website at 3 p.m. GMT daily between now and July, starting with the first two on Tuesday. A full print and e-book version will be available for purchase in November, with royalties going to help those who have bee

Coronavirus: First Google/Apple-based contact-tracing app launched

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A Swiss contact-tracing app gains a limited release but may be overtaken by a Latvian effort.

Drone deliveries are making their case in a crisis

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It feels like drones were built for this moment. The coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone to spend the majority of their time indoors and, where possible, maintain a healthy distance from anyone that doesn’t live in the same building. Companies have introduced numerous measures to minimize the threat and spread of infection. Countless stores have acrylic screens, for instance, and many delive

How far can airborne covid germs really spread on a plane?

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The air inside a plane cabin is essentially clean — unless, of course, someone in the next seat sneezes in your direction. That’s what experts want you to know as you think about flying again as coronavirus-related restrictions on travel ease. Even before the coronavirus pandemic, people wondered if breathing recycled air at 35,000 feet exposed a person to more germs than they’d encounter walking

The four habits of highly effective organisations in AI

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The habits organizations adopt in how they approach artificial intelligence have the power to speed them to its use – or to slow them down. The most successful companies and governments (who say they are using AI now, not just piloting or experimenting) are substantially more likely to also report they follow four key habits in addressing it. In a recent survey of 600 organisations about their AI

This is the first AMD Ryzen laptop to come with Linux – making it easier than ever to ditch Windows 10

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Want a Linux laptop with an AMD Ryzen processor ? Then you might be interested in the latest creation from a German PC maker, which is claiming a ‘world first’ with its Tuxedo Book BA15 having an AMD chip and Linux pre-installed. While you can install Linux on many laptops if you so wish, having it arrive with the operating system already on the machine and fully configured means you don’t have t

Equity Morning: Remote work startup fundings galore, plus a major court decision

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Good morning and welcome back to TechCrunch’s Equity Monday , a brief jumpstart for your week. This is a messed-up edition, because we are both hosting Equity Monday on Tuesday (because that makes sense) and our normal host Alex Wilhelm is on vacation, leaving (editor’s note: poor and massively underpaid) managing editor Danny Crichton to wake up early on the first day of the workweek to talk to

HP ZBook Firefly 14 and 15 take beefy workstation specs mobile

SlashGear / 6h
HP has revealed a pair of potent – yet portable – workstations, with the HP ZBook Firefly 14 promising maximum mobility, while the ZBook Firefly 15 packs in greater performance with a cut in heft. Both new ZBook models can be had with the latest NVIDIA Quadra P520 graphics, with up to 4GB of dedicated video memory. That’s alongside up … Continue reading

How to Choose the Best Home Security Camera Based on Subscription Options

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If you want to cover your property with smart security cameras, the list of options has never been longer . That can make it tricky to choose the perfect model for you, but aside from the upfront cost, and the night vision, and the field of view, and the weatherproofing, there’s one key feature to look out for:… Read more...

Red Cross leads call to halt healthcare cyberattacks

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While the world has been busy fighting the coronavirus pandemic, attacks on various healthcare institutions like hospitals, research organisations, healthcare officials and other staff have increased. Now a group comprising 42 public figures and world leaders have urged governments around to act swiftly to stop cyberattacks on the healthcare sector. The signatories, including Microsoft President

Consumer hardware device shipments are on track for a 14% decline in 2020, courtesy of COVID-19

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New numbers from Gartner show a sizable — if not unexpected — decline in device shipments for 2020. According to the analyst firm, the category (including phones, tablets and PCs) is currently on track to decline 13.6% for the year. An already struggling smartphone market takes a big hit from COVID-19 COVID-19 is, naturally, largely to blame here. The virus has permeated virtually every sector of

'Fortnite' will play at a speedy 90FPS on OnePlus 8 phones

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It’s not just the iPad Pro that has a performance advantage over consoles in Fortnite . OnePlus has struck a deal with Epic Games to run Fortnite at a speedy 90FPS on its 8 Series phones — the first time any phone has had this advantage in the battle royale shooter. GameSpot warns that this will automatically kick the graphics detail setting to “low,” so it’s not without sacrifice, but you will m

Wallace and Gromit get their first AR story in 'The Big Fix Up'

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Over the years, beloved duo Wallace and Gromit have appeared in their share of games. In 2009, for instance, Telltale Games gave the two its classic adventure game treatment . But for the time ever, they'll star in an augmented reality title. Later this year, Aardman Animations, with help from a group called the Fictioneers and the University of South Wales, will release Wallace and Gromit: The B

Astronomers snap a picture of a “cosmic ring of fire” galaxy

SlashGear / 6h
Astronomers from Swinburne University of Technology have successfully captured an image of a very rare type of galaxy described as a “cosmic ring of fire.” The image shows the galaxy as it existed 11 billion years ago. It’s roughly the mass of the Milky Way and is circular with a hole in the middle. The discovery could change theories about … Continue reading

Dangerous new malware infects thousands of enterprise devices

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Thousands of enterprise devices around the world are being targeted by a new malware campaign dubbed Blue Mockingbird. Once infected, this malware downloads and installs additional payloads that use the device to mine Monero cryptocurrency, which is then sent to the hackers. According to researchers at cloud security firm Red Canary, this vulnerability has been active since last December and has

How to Protect Your Money, With Ramit Sethi

70Lifehacker / 6h
Let’s face it, the economy feels a little doom and gloom right now. So we’re learning how to protect ourselves financially this week with the help of personal finance advisor Ramit Sethi. Hear him talk with Alice Bradley and Lifehacker’s personal finance writer Lisa Rowan about his practical tips for navigating this… Read more...

How to Mute Someone on Instagram

31How-To Geek / 6h
It might be impolite to unfollow a new co-worker on Instagram. If you don’t want to see someone’s Stories and posts, but you want to continue messaging, try muting them. Here’s how to mute someone on Instagram. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This Citizen Science Gig Pays People to Match Space Photos

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Astronomers at the Hubble Image Similarity Project are employing their out-of-work neighbors to help them train a neural net to recognize celestial objects.

XRSpace is former HTC chief’s new 5G headset and VR world

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It’s unclear if the world needs a new virtual reality headset, but former HTC CEO Peter Chou is convinced the answer is yes – and his new project XRSpace comes complete with a full VR world too. Coming out of a three year development process, the 5G-connected XRSpace Mova is an “extended reality” untethered headset that will integrate with the … Continue reading

Preventing food waste nets Apeel $250 million from Singapore’s government, Oprah, and Katy Perry

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Food waste and the pressures on the global food supply chain wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic have captured headlines around the world, and one small startup based in the coastal California city of Santa Barbara has just announced $250 million in financing to provide a solution. The company is called Apeel Sciences and over the past eight years it’s grown from a humble startup launched with a $10

Benepass raises $2.4 million to help employees get the most out of their tax-advantaged benefits

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Tax-advantaged benefits, like flexible spending accounts, can save employees in the United States thousands of dollars annually, and reduce the amount of payroll taxes companies pay. But those benefits are often underutilized, simply because they can be confusing to navigate. Benepass wants to make the process easier with a mobile app that centralizes all of an employee’s tax-advantaged accounts,

TikTok may have lost out in app ratings - but India NGOs aren't complaining

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Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) in India have found a new partner in TikTok , the popular short video format app, to spread awareness about their causes and campaigns. No doubt, TikTok had recorded maximum downloads during the Covid-19 related nationwide lockdown, but at the same time NGOs have also discovered the power of reaching out to the target audience via TikTok. The ByteDance owned Ch

Which supermarkets have food delivery slots available this week?

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It's still proving a challenge to find a free food delivery slot, despite lockdown measures beginning to ease. The situation naturally changes with each week, but we have noticed a slight improvement with both Tesco and Sainsbury's often showing free delivery slots. Click & collect slots are much more widely available too, but if you're desperate for a delivery slot, our best advice is to keep ch

India's digital payments decline in Q1 of 2020 - here's why

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Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu were the top-3 states in India that accounted for the maximum online money transactions during January-March 2020. However, overall volume and value of these transactions declined by 10% and 12% respectively over Q1 2019. As of March 2020, there were 5.13 million POS terminals in India with RBL bank, HDFC bank, State Bank of India, Axis bank and ICICI bank am

Delta Pays LATAM $62 Million To Undo A350 Deal

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Earlier I wrote about how LATAM is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US . In LATAM’s First Day Declaration, an interesting revelation was made regarding an A350 deal that Latin America’s biggest airline had worked out with Delta. Delta was supposed to acquire 14 A350s from LATAM In the fall of 2019 it was revealed that Delta would be taking a roughly 20% stake in LATAM . This came as a comp

Updated Kia Rio gains mild-hybrid tech and clutch-by-wire

SlashGear / 7h
Kia Motors has announced significant updates for the fourth-generation Kia Rio. The update includes a new exterior and interior safety and infotainment technologies along with the first gasoline 48V mild-hybrid system from Kia. The new Rio also includes one of the first applications of Kia’s new clutch-by-wire intelligent manual transmission. Kia will have the new Rio on sale during Q3 … Continue

Minecraft Dungeons review: A smashing good Diablo clone for any age

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Minecraft Dungeons Enlarge / Redstone golems are a real pain in the Minecraft Dungeons butt. (credit: Mojang) When Microsoft acquired the game studio Mojang in 2014 for a whopping $2.5 billion , fans of its biggest series, Minecraft , immediately wondered what would happen next. Would this be the end of Minecraft on rival platforms like PlayStation? Was the Java version toast? Would we have to su

How to Hard Refresh Your Web Browser (to Bypass Your Cache)

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Sometimes, a website does not behave as expected or seems stuck showing outdated information. To fix this, it’s easy to force your browser to completely reload its local copy of the page (cache) using a simple keyboard shortcut. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Philips Hue leaks show new versatility for Lightstrip Plus and Bloom

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It looks like Philips is working on some new offerings for its Hue range. German website HueBlog has obtained some leaked images and specs that show the forthcoming Lightstrip Plus in detail, plus an update to the Hue Bloom that’ll give it some extra versatility. First up, the Lightstrip Plus. The OG model has been kicking around since 2013 and has seen a couple of revisions since, but the forthc

Germany Re-Nationalizes Lufthansa

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

How to get from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon

27The Points Guy / 7h
One of the world’s natural wonders and a bucket list item for many travelers, the Grand Canyon is a popular day trip or multi-day adventure from Las Vegas . In fact, more than 6 million people annually visit Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona , which is just a few hours by car from the bright lights of the Vegas Strip. Today, let’s look at all the ways to get from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon

Today-Only, Save up to 37% on Anker Chargers and Cables

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Save up to 37% on Anker Chargers and Cables | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

Bluecore raises $50M for its first-party, AI-based marketing automation tools

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As more online brands look for ways to move beyond third-party cookies as a way of gaining more direct insights about their users and customers, a startup that has developed a platform to help them has raised a big round of funding. Bluecore , a marketing technology firm that uses data gained from direct marketing like email, social media, site activity and combines that with machine learning to

A new Android bug, Strandhogg 2.0, lets malware pose as real apps and steal user data

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Security researchers have found a major vulnerability in almost every version of Android, which lets malware imitate legitimate apps to steal app passwords and other sensitive data. The vulnerability, dubbed Strandhogg 2.0 ( named after the Norse term for a hostile takeover ) affects all devices running Android 9.0 and earlier. It’s the “evil twin” to an earlier bug of the same name, according to

MIT breakthrough makes tissues stretchable and durable

SlashGear / 7h
Researchers at MIT have created a new chemical process called ELAST that is used to make tissue used in a laboratory setting stretchable, compressible, and nearly indestructible. It’s been a challenge in biomedical research labs around the world to make imaging cells and molecules in the brain and other large tissues easier while making the samples tough enough to last … Continue reading

HP's latest monitors cut blue light levels to help you sleep

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How do you make monitors that stand out when the features are often interchangeable? Build in technology that helps after you shut them off, apparently. HP has unveiled a string of E-Series monitors that are billed as the first ergonomic display with an always-on low blue light function, Eye Ease, that potentially helps you sleep. That may be crucial at a time when you’re likely working from home

HP's latest EliteBooks offer 5G and up to 29 hours of battery life

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HP’s EliteBooks are usually more about practicality than flashy features, but it’s adding a little bit of spice with its latest models. The newly refreshed business laptops include virtually obligatory updates like 10th-gen Intel Core and AMD Ryzen Pro 4000-series processors, but the real stars are the EliteBook x360 1030 G7 and 1040 G7. Both convertibles have the option of speedy 5G data (though

Hisense launches fleet of affordable 4K TVs with Dolby Vision – and they're now on sale

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Hisense has unveiled a number of new 4K TVs for 2020, building on the affordable TV brand 's existing catalogue – with some already being available to buy in the UK. The charge is being led by the U8QF, which Hisense is calling its "flagship model" for 2020. It's predictable a ULED TV – Hisense's premium TV label – which packs in a quantum dot filter for enhanced contrast, as well as support for

ICYDK: Snip & Sketch Is Windows 10's Built-In, Surprisingly Powerful Screenshot Tool

40How-To Geek / 7h
If you constantly need to take screenshots on your computer, you might have sought out something better than Windows’ default fullscreen (Win + PrtSc), or single-window (Alt + PrtSc) screenshot tool. Did you know that there’s a more powerful option already installed as of the late 2018 update? It’s called Snip & Sketch (formerly “Screen Sketch”), and it’s surprisingly well-integrated into the sys

Hong Kong Will Open To Transit Passengers As Of June 1

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Some of Asia’s biggest global hubs are once again opening to transit passengers. It was recently announced that Singapore Changi would reopen to transit passengers as of June 2, and it has now been revealed that Hong Kong will reopen to transit passengers as of June 1. Hong Kong’s massive drop in passenger numbers Hong Kong Airport banned transit passengers since March 25, 2020. This means that t

Virgin Orbit LauncherOne rocket fails mid-air

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The best transcon US flight: Comparing American Flagship First, JetBlue Mint and United Polaris

20The Points Guy / 7h
Editor’s note: During the COVID-19 crisis, our team has temporarily ceased taking review trips. However, we are publishing 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 the

Fortnite Mobile just beat Xbox and PS4 to a 90Hz mode, but only on these phones

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If you play Fortnite on PS4 , Xbox One or your mobile phone, you're probably used to playing at 60Hz, but soon on mobile you'll be able to experience it at 90Hz - if you buy the right phone. This news comes as OnePlus, an Android phone manufacturer, has announced a partnership with Epic Games - the makers of Fortnite. Now the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will both let you play Fortnite at 90Hz, gi

Dortmund vs Bayern live stream: how to watch today's Bundesliga title clash online

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The Bundesliga title race is set for a major twist tonight as the mouth-watering Der Klassiker sees the top two teams in the league go head to head, with just four points separating them in the table ahead of kick-off. As such, it's unmissable viewing for any lockdown-starved football fan - and you don't have to miss a moment. Just follow our guide below and we'll explain how to get a Dortmund vs

How an Immunology Blog Became a Covid-19 Guide to Going Out

300+Wired / 7h
With lockdowns ending, people have a lot of questions about how to calculate the risks of returning to everyday activities. Erin Bromage has answers.

Systemd Will Change How Your Linux Home Directory Works

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The team behind systemd want you to adopt a new way of managing home directories. Calling it a “new way” is putting it lightly—this is a real paradigm shift for Linux. Here’s everything you need to know about systemd-homed, which is likely coming to a Linux distro near you. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Instead of Telling Kids No, Tell Them What to Do Instead

100+How-To Geek / 7h
Telling your kids, “No!” is undoubtedly expedient, but not always effective. More often than not, telling them what to do (instead of what not to do) yields a better outcome. Here’s how. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

OnePlus 5 and 5T are finally getting their Android 10 OyxgenOS 10 update

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It might no longer be named after a dessert but owners of OnePlus’ older phones are surely getting a sweet treat. Although already beyond the customary two-year support period, the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T have been promised to get one more gift before they reach EOL. That gift is finally arriving in the midst of these uncertain times with … Continue reading

The Morning After: Virgin Orbit's test launch

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Even if I have to save from now until I’m 60, I really want to be a space tourist. And we’re getting a little closer. On Memorial Day, Virgin Orbit’s first launch demonstration ended unremarkably . The spaceflight firm reported a “clean release” of LauncherOne from the Cosmic Girl host aircraft, but the rocket’s journey “terminated shortly into the flight.” In other words, LauncherOne didn’t have

LATAM Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

300+One Mile at a Time / 8h
A couple of weeks ago Avianca, one of Latin America’s largest airlines, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection . Now LATAM, Latin America’s largest airline, has done the same. LATAM files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection LATAM Airlines Group, including affiliates in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and the United States, today initiated a voluntary reorganization and restructuring of debt.

South American Mega-Carrier LATAM Files Bankruptcy

20View from the Wing / 8h
South American mega-carrier LATAM, which recently left oneworld and entered a joint venture with Delta, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York. This follows a similar move by Avianca. The bankruptcy filing includes LATAM Chile, Peru, Ecauador and Columbia but does not include Brazil, Argentina or Paraguay. Debtor-in-possession financing totaling $900 million is p

Outfit7 announces virtual pet game with Talking Tom and Friends

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Outfit7, the multinational family entertainment company known for the Talking Tom app and games, has added a new virtual pet simulation title around their popular 'My Talking Tom Friends' theme. The new game would be available for global downloads across platforms from June 12. The new game takes a sandbox approach that allows users to play in any fashion that they feel like. Additionally, it wou

Torsus Praetorian is the world’s first heavy-duty off-road bus

27SlashGear / 8h
Don’t let the yellow paint fool you. The Torsus Praetorian may resemble an amped-up school bus, but it’s well equipped to make mincemeat out of rough, inhospitable terrain. According to the Czech Republic-based automaker, the indomitable Torsus Praetorian was recently awarded the 2020 Red Dot Award in the Product Design category. Designed in partnership with Werkemotion, the Praetorian also happe

Virgin Orbit’s rocket has failed on its first attempt to get into space

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The news: Virgin Orbit failed in the first test of its LauncherOne rocket yesterday, after seven years of development and testing. The rocket was transported by a Boeing 747 and released over the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of California. It was supposed to fall for a few seconds, ignite, and then propel itself into low Earth orbit. Instead, it ignited and fell into the sea. The flight had been

Redmi announces new TVs and RedmiBooks in China

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After the launch of Redmi 10X series smartphones in China, the company also announced few more products that include three smart TVs and three NoteBooks. While the TV lineup comes under a new series, the RedmiBook has been refreshed with the latest internals. Redmi announced the new X series of smart TVs that comes in three different screen sizes - Redmi X50, X55, and X65 which features 50-inch,

Privacy watchdog accused of dragging feet over Facebook inquiry

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The Irish Data Protection Commission has come under fire over the slow pace of issuing any significant fines against Facebook and its properties, WhatsApp and Instagram, over serious privacy violations. The criticism comes from noyb, a European non-profit cybersecurity enforcement platform, which has posted an open letter criticising the slow pace of the Irish authority. The news coincides with t

Cloud canteen startup Feedr has been acquired by Compass Group for ~$24M

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Feedr , the food tech startup that delivers personalised meals to office workers as an alternative to companies setting up their own canteens, has been acquired by Compass Group , the publicly-listed foodservice company. The price is described as “in the region” of $24 million, while I understand the the deal between the two companies was completed in early March 2020. Compass Group says the purc

Realme's X3 SuperZoom phone has a periscope camera and 120Hz display

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Chinese smartphone maker Realme made a name for itself by selling fairly powerful phones at very low price points, but it never had a flagship that could really threaten the likes of Samsung and Huawei in Europe. That may change today. On Tuesday, the company launched a new phone called Realme X3 SuperZoom , a flagship that launches in Europe first and hits all the right spots for a price of €499

Samsung Exynos 880 bites back at Snapdragon 765, Dimensity 820

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The mobile chip market has largely been dominated by Qualcomm’s Snapdragons but it’s hardly the only game in town. In fact, that game is going to be a bit more interesting if not dramatic due to factors outside of the smartphone and silicon industry. Other players, especially MediaTek, are rising up again to nibble away at Qualcomm’s part of the … Continue reading

Can you have more than one credit card from the same ‘family?’

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Reader Questions are answered twice a week by TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Ethan Steinberg . As credit card rewards continue to gain in popularity, issuers are forced to come up with new rules and restrictions to attract valuable, long-term customers and not just people who want a quick sign-up bonus. TPG reader Shane wants to know if it’s possible to get more than one credit card from t

German Government To Take 20% Stake In Lufthansa

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After much back and forth, it looks like Lufthansa and the German government have finally agreed to the terms of a bailout. The basics of Lufthansa’s rescue package A package worth of up to €9 billion EUR in grants and loans has been approved for Lufthansa Group by the Economic Stabilization Fund of Germany. Here’s how this deal is structured: The airline will receive up to €3 billion in credit f

LATAM enters bankruptcy due to coronavirus, says it will keep flying

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The effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the travel industry have been particularly brutal. Several hotels have shuttered their doors temporarily or permanently while airlines have slashed routes and furloughed staff. Now, another airline is feeling the effects of the pandemic. LATAM Airlines on May 26 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States, citing a collapse in demand

Akamai’s Page Integrity Manager tackles security threats from within your browser

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Akamai has launched its Page Integrity Manager, a new in-browser cybersecurity product that uses artificial intelligence to spot attackers trying to steal data via first or third-party scripts used in websites. The tech company, which delivers network security , web and mobile performance products, says the in-browser threat detection solution has been primarily designed to uncover compromised sc

PS Plus games for June include Call of Duty: WW2 – available to download now

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Sony is back with a bang for its PS Plus games for June, with Call of Duty: WW2 available to download from May 26 until July 6. Many were disappointed by May’s offering of Farming Simulator 2019 and Cities: Skylines, which aren’t exactly blockbuster titles. Both games can also be considered rather niche, so having a popular household name such as Call of Duty to giveaway should sit better with ga

Google Messages update could finally bring end-to-end encryption via RCS

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The next version of Google Messages could add in a much-wanted security upgrade that offers its users extra protection, reports have claimed. The APK Insight team at 9To5Google recently got wind of a new preview build of Google Messages v6.2, and among several changes in the new version was the mention of end-to-end encryption via RCS. While RCS messaging has often been touted as the answer to iM

You can still save in Samsung's bank holiday sale

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TL;DR: Save 15% on Samsung smartphones, wearables, and tablets using the code MAY15 . The UK's bank holiday has been and gone, and we know that sucks. We're all suffering right now, but all is not lost. You can still save in Samsung's massive bank holiday sale, with 15% off smartphones, wearables , and tablets. To access the discount, all you need to do is enter the code MAY15 at the checkout. It

This spooky VPN features cute little ghosts, and that's important

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TL;DR: A three-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for £2.10 per month, saving you 82% on list price. There are a lot of VPN providers out there and each one offers a wide range of different features to secure your business. It's important to make sure a service ticks all the boxes, but it can be easy to get bogged down by the details. Most of the best services will offer strong levels

Google is working on voice confirmation for purchases with Assistant

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Soon you’ll be able to make purchases through Google Assistant using just your voice. As Android Police reports, a new Voice Match setting has been discovered in the Assistant’s Payments and Security settings pane — a pretty strong indicator that Google’ Voice Match technology will be its next pathway to hands-free shopping. According to Android Police, Google has confirmed that the new feature i

Sky Q HDR: what you need to know

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Good news, Sky Q subscribers: the UK streaming box is finally getting HDR support. Sky had promised HDR support initially by the end of 2019 , and it was with a heavy heart that we saw this deadline moved to 2020 instead – but we now know that the first batch of HDR content will land on Sky Q on May 27 . There are a few things still unexplained, though. For one, which Sky Q boxes are HDR compatib

How to Look Better on Zoom (and Other Video-Calling Apps)

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More professional (and personal) interactions are happening via Zoom and other video-calling apps, and it doesn’t look like that’ll be changing anytime soon. The same as an in-person meeting or date, it’s important to look your best on video calls. Here’s how to work it for your webcam. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Airstream Tommy Bahama Relax Edition is a Mercedes Sprinter van for the island life

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We all need a break from this COVID-19 brouhaha. And for the lucky few, this Airstream Tommy Bahama Relax Edition provides the perfect getaway vehicle for your next island destination. If the three-pointed star is any indication, this marvelous vacation coach started life as a standard Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500/3500 van. But as you can see, this luxury coach is more … Continue reading

Three questions tech leaders should ask during the pandemic

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We’re living through unprecedented times, dealing with a situation completely out of our control. But while tech leaders have no way of managing the pandemic itself, they do have control over how their business responds and adapts to the chaos left by COVID-19. And for many, it’s exposing cracks in their IT management planning. Enabling remote working is not a new thing; it’s a concept companies

Camera-centric Realme X3 SuperZoom flagship unveiled

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Realme has already announced a couple of flagships and budget smartphones for the year. With the launch of the Realme X3 SuperZoom, its mid-premium X series finally gets its long due refresh. The Realme X3 SuperZoom made its global debut in Europe today. However, there was no word on availability in other countries such as India, or on the other devices in the X3 series. The Realme X3 SuperZoom i

Excited for The Last of Us 2? You won't want to miss Sony's next State of Play

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Sony has announced that it's next State of Play will air on May 27, with the latest episode focusing on The Last of Us 2 . According to a PlayStation blog post , this 25-minute episode will provide an extensive look at the highly-anticipated sequel, ahead of its official release on June 19. Neil Druckmann, director of The Last of Us 2, will "provide an extensive look at the gameplay, threats, and

Microsoft Surface Duo stylus could be one of its secret weapons

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Some were disappointed in hearing about the Surface Duo’s 2019 specs but that might be missing the point of the device entirely. In addition to having been in development way back in 2019, the dual-screen Android phone from Microsoft is focusing on a different metric for success. It is, in effect, promising a totally new mobile experience and it apparently … Continue reading

5G won't return mobile market to growth in 2020

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New figures from Gartner have provided further evidence that the coronavirus pandemic will result in a major decline in smartphone sales and delay the impact of 5G handsets this year. The analyst firm is predicting the mobile phone market will contract by 14.6 per cent this year, as restrictions on movement and an economic slowdown cause delayed or cancelled purchases of new devices. Globally, th

Scandit raises $80M as COVID-19 drives demand for contactless deliveries

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Enterprise barcode scanner company Scandit has closed an $80 million Series C round, led by Silicon Valley VC firm G2VP. Atomico, GV, Kreos, NGP Capital, Salesforce Ventures and Swisscom Ventures also participated in the round — which brings its total raised to date to $123M. The Zurich-based firm offers a platform that combines computer vision and machine learning tech with barcode scanning, tex

How to Watch SpaceX Launch Astronauts to the ISS

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The occasion will mark the first time a private company blasts NASA astronauts into space. Here's everything you need to know.

Europe’s first lung transplant on COVID-19 patient performed

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Why boring is the way forward for businesses

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Over the last few years, we’ve seen an explosion of flashy, bold and creative businesses. Companies that have made their mark with brightly colored business apps , wacky user interfaces and millennium filled marketing campaigns. The era of the brash business strategy has arrived, and there’s a lot to be said for such an approach. It’s not only caused more established businesses to wake up to chan

XRSpace takes virtual reality to a whole new level with 5G connectivity

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XRSpace, the start-up founded by former CEO and a co-founder of HTC Corp Peter Chou, is bringing the world’s first social VR platform designed for mass-market users – Mova – with 5G connectivity. Taking VR to the next level, Chou said that it is a very exciting time as 5G is coming. “In 2002, we had a 2.5G data network and the first smartphone - O2 XDA - started coming out. We are now entering in

This 1:8 scale model Rolls-Royce cost as much as a regular car

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Oppo could have a OnePlus Z-rivalling cheap 5G phone coming very soon

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We've heard very little about the Oppo Reno 4 to date – most regions haven't even seen the Oppo Reno 3 yet, despite that phone being launched in late 2019 – but now a leak appears to have revealed pretty much everything about the upcoming affordable phone. A leaker on Chinese social media platform Weibo has posted pictures of what we think is the Oppo Reno 4 Pro, as well as full specs lists for b

Internet giants join forces to stop user data being tracked

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Some of the world's biggest technology names have come together to urge governments to help protect the privacy of internet users. Seven major tech firms are petitioning the United States House of Representatives to pass legislation that limits the warrantless collection of internet search and browsing history by the US Government. The group includes the likes of Mozilla, Engine, Reddit, Reform G

Now just 'Speak to Pay' via Google assistant

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Voice-activated commands on Google Assistant aren’t new, but making payments with voice commands is certainly a convenient way to go about making purchases. According to Android Police, Google has confirmed that a new feature located in the Assistants’ Payments and Security settings pane will enable users to make purchases after authorising them by voice commands. The voice-enabled payment option

Qatar Airways Status Match Promotion

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Last week Qatar Airways rolled out a published status match promotion for the first time I can recall. This is a heads up that this promotion has been extended, for anyone who may want to take advantage of this opportunity. Qatar Airways Privilege Club status match basics While there are some significant restrictions regarding which airlines they’ll match, Qatar Airways is offering a publicly ava

Zoom drops Giphy from its chat feature - is it fear of Facebook?

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Recently, social media giant Facebook acquired the well-known GIF-making and sharing website Giphy for $400 million, with a view to integrating the massive GIF library into Instagram and other Facebook apps. Recently, Facebook launched Messenger Rooms , its new group video chat service, supporting video calls with up to 50 participants with no time limits on call length. It was seen as a competit

iPhone 12 is likely stuck with a Lightning port, but iPhone 13 might be portless

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If you were hoping the iPhone 12 would have a USB-C port (which has a number of advantages over Apple’s current Lightning solution, from faster charging to compatibility with more cables), you’re probably out of luck, as while there were some suggestions this would happen, multiple leakers have now said it won’t. The most recent of these is @choco_bit , a Twitter leaker who doesn’t yet have much

Samsung's Exynos 880 delivers 5G speeds to mid-range phones

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Samsung has unveiled the Exynos 880 processor aimed at mid-range phones that has much of the power of the Exynos 980 announced last year . Built using Samsung’s 8-nanometer FinFET process, it has an identical integrated 5G modem with support for up to 2.55Gbps download speeds and 1.28Gbps uploads. It also packs tech that can fuse 5G and 4G networks to deliver download speeds of up to 3.55 Gbps. T

Bolt, the European on-demand transport company, raises $109M on a $1.9B valuation

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Bolt , a rival to Uber and others providing on-demand ridesharing, scooters and other transportation services across some 150 cities in Europe and Africa, is today announcing another capital raise as it weathers a difficult market climate where, because of COVID-19, many are staying in place and avoiding modes of transport that put them into contact with others. The Estonia-based company is today

Cathay Innovation’s first investment in Germany is healthcare startup Medwing

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Medwing , a German startup with an ambition to tackle Europe’s shortage of healthcare workers, said on Tuesday that it has secured €28 million ($30 million) in a Series B financing round. Global venture capital firm Cathay Innovation led the round, marking its first investment in a German company. Other participating investors include Northzone, Cherry Ventures and Atlantic Labs. The World Bank f

Apple asks iOS users to reinstall a bunch of app updates - and we don’t know why

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Many iPhone and iPad users have reported a sudden spike in the number of apps that require an update - and nobody seems to quite know why. Apple appears to have reissued a number of recent updates for popular applications, forcing some users to reinstall the latest iteration of software already present (and fully-updated) on their devices. The volume of updates required varies user-by-user, depen

Star Wars TV show had more than 40 episodes written before it was scrapped

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Before The Mandalorian, there was another Star Wars TV show in the works: the fabled Underworld, which was in various stages of development for years before vanishing when Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012. Now, Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D Moore has discussed what it was like to work on the show, and explained that around 40-48 episodes had been completely written before George Lucas went

Windows 10 May 2020 Update’s best new feature will help keep your PC secure

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Windows 10 May 2020 Update is imminent, and it’s shaping up to be a fantastic upgrade that brings numerous new features to Windows 10 , but perhaps its best addition is a new security tool that will help prevent unwanted or malicious apps installing themselves on your PC. The Windows 10 May 2020 Update adds the new tool to Windows Defender, the built-in security app in Windows 10. It’s called Rep

XRSpace VR headset wants to make Ready Player One’s virtual world a reality

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XRSpace is aiming to revolutionize the virtual reality space this year with its new state of the art self-contained VR headset , which harnesses the power of 5G. Introducing the XRSpace Mova. Speaking at the XRSpace global announcement event, former HTC head Peter Chou explained that he believes smartphones are limited in the way the devices allow humans to interact with one another. Emojis, pict

The global AI agenda: Europe

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This report is part of “ The global AI agenda ,” a thought leadership program by MIT Technology Review Insights examining how organizations are using AI today and planning to do so in the future. Featuring a global survey of 1,004 AI experts conducted in January and February 2020, it explores AI adoption, leading use cases, benefits, and challenges, and seeks to understand how organizations might

'Dark' Season 3 teaser is filled with brain-melting, time-travelling creepiness

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Splendid news, time travel fans: Dark is coming back. Netflix shared the first teaser for Baran Bo Odar's complex thriller on Tuesday morning, beaming a familiarly head-scratching mish-mash of images directly into our hungry retinas. "The final cycle," as it's described in the teaser, hits Netflix on June 27. Time to brace yourself for another 8-10 episodes of having very little clue what's going

Billions of Thai internet records leak online

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Thailand's large mobile network has taken down one of its databases following an alleged data breach. The leaky database was thought to be revealing the internet records of millions of Thai citizens online in real time, with around 8.3 billion records thought to be compromised. The breach was uncovered on May 7 by security researcher Justin Paine , who discovered an open ElasticSearch database on

When the C.E.O., Already Facing a Crisis, Gets the Coronavirus

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Business cratered at Booking Holdings, the online travel giant. Then its chief executive found out he was sick, too.

Google Chrome's dark mode is getting even darker – here's how to try it now

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Google is planning a major update to Chrome for mobile devices, which will apply a dark theme to search results when the browser is in dark mode. Chrome's dark mode gives your eyes a welcome break, particularly when you're browsing the web at night, but there's a problem: it only changes the color of the browser interface itself. When you use Google Search (which is how most Chrome users interact

Nintendo Switch's long-awaited Metroid Prime Trilogy re-release rumored for June

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Despite now being over three years old, the Nintendo Switch still hasn't got a new Metroid game, with the franchise currently only represented by Nintendo Switch Online versions of the classics Metroid and Super Metroid. Could three more classic Metroid games be joining their ranks? That's the word from persistent rumors suggesting that the Metroid Prime Trilogy is coming to Nintendo Switch. Firs

China's Coronavirus Tracking Apps Stir Privacy Fears as They Linger

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With the disease there mostly under control, officials are looking for new uses for the government software that’s now on many phones.

If you still can't find toilet paper, this $50 bidet add-on will save the day

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Google introduces app which makes tasks even easier

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Former HTC CEO Peter Chou reveals his next project: a social 5G VR headset

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Even though Peter Chou had long parted ways with the VR business he created at HTC, the former CEO continued to work in the industry, which has included forays into a visual effects studio and a VR game studio . But what the exec kept tight-lipped about over the past three years was a project called XRSpace , a startup that claims it will revolutionize the current “gimmicky,” “lonely” and “compli

Volkswagen turns PE plant into COVID-19 facility

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Google tests mobile web dark mode

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Huawei might soon have a new top-end smartwatch to rival the Apple Watch 6

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Huawei has plenty of smartwatch lines, with its Watch GT series and the Magic Watch line of its Honor sub-brand, but it seems the company might be about to add another range to that roster with a new top-end smartwatch. This is according to Chinese trademarks spotted by MyFixGuide , which show Huawei is considering a product called the 'Huawei Mate Watch'. This seems to be based on the Mate name

SA consider launching satellite to help students

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Zloader malware makes a sudden resurgence

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Security experts have warned that one of the most notorious malware campaigns of all time could be making a return. Last December, researchers at Proofpoint noticed email campaigns containing a new version of the infamous Zeus banking malware. Since the new year, the company has traced over 100 such campaigns with recipients in the United States, Canada, Germany, Poland and Australia. First surfa

The Redmi 10X Pro marks the start of a new affordable series of 5G smartphones

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The Redmi 10X series has been made official in China. After over a month of leaks and rumours, the device was launched at an event today in China along with more products including Redmi TV, and Redmi Notebooks. The Redmi 10X will be the company’s first X series device and sits in between K series and the Note series. Also, this is the first Redmi phone to be powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity chips

Don’t underestimate the PS5 and Xbox Series X SSD, says Mortal Kombat creator

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For all the talk of teraflops, ray-tracing technology and haptic-feedback controllers , Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon says the true generational leap for the PS5 and Xbox Series X lies in the consoles’ SSDs. Solid state drives are new to consoles but promise to revolutionize the popular pastime in a number of noticeable ways. Load times should be basically eliminated, and asset streaming will be

Social distancing on a reality TV show looks weird, but 'MasterChef Australia' is making it work

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Only a quarter of workers want to return to the office full-time

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A new report has found that just one in four UK workers want to go back to the office full-time after the lockdown ends. The Okta survey, which polled more than 2,000 office workers across the UK, found that only 31 per cent of office workers found a decrease in their productivity while working from home, despite the radical shift in the way we work. The report also showed that more than half the

Remember the MOOCs? After Near-Death, They’re Booming

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The pioneering online learning networks offer hard-earned lessons for what works and what doesn’t with online education.

Shoot for the stars and save AU$576 on Dell’s Alienware M15 gaming laptop

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Thanks to the ever-persistent lockdown of our nation, some of us are returning to old habits – in particular, gaming. Whether you’re a die-hard gamer looking to score a deal on your new weapon of choice, or a lapsed gamer looking for a piece of machinery that will suit your newly revived hobby, the Alienware m15 R1 is definitely a computer worth considering. The Alienware m15 is designed specific

OnePlus organises PUBG pro-gamers face-off with Indian cricketers

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India's favourite sport cricket has been off the radar since the lockdown. Since there was no sport on television, mobile games and to some extent console games got a boost as people stayed at home. Now, smartphone maker OnePlus has done the really smart thing by bringing the two together in an eSport tournament. Not a bad way to stay in the limelight, especially at a time when the company's late