Wednesday, May 13, 2020

TPS Consulting Wed Afternoon Feed


Epic Unveils A Graphics Demo 'Running On PS5'

Epic PlayStation 55KGizmodo / 2h
Epic Games gave us our first look at what games running on PS5 could look like during today’s Summer Game Fest livestream with an Unreal Engine demo running on Sony’s next-gen console. Read more...

Chrome will soon group tabs together to save pack rats from themselves

3KEngadget / 3h
Google is introducing a new feature to Chrome that will have you asking how you lived without it before. Starting with the next version of the company's browser, which the search giant will begin rolling out next week, you'll be able to organize tabs together into customizable groups. Google The feature works almost exactly as you might imagine. To start sorting your tabs, right-click on a single

American Airlines Will Bring Parked Embraer Regional Jets Back Into Service By June 3

400+View from the Wing / 3h
According to the Senior Vice President of Air Operations at the American Airlines wholly-owned regional carrier Envoy Air, "all of the E-175s and E-145s that we parked as a result of COVID-19 [are expected to be] returned to service by June 3." In addition all of the 20 Embraer 175 regional jets that had been operated by Compass are being brought into the Envoy Air fleet "over the next few months

Making Your Own Sour Cream Is Extremely Worthwhile

Lifehacker / 6min
I do not DIY without a reason. If I’m going to make my own version of a commercially available product, it either needs to taste better than its store-bought counterpart, cost me fewer dollars, or align with my particular brand of laziness. This is why I don’t make my own ketchup—it’s time consuming, not much cheaper… Read more...

This iconic beach destination just banned cruise ship arrivals until 2022

The Points Guy / 7min
Don’t expect to cruise to the Seychelles anytime soon. The sun-kissed beach destination in the Indian Ocean has banned cruise ships from visiting until 2022, citing fears of another wave of coronavirus cases, according to the Seychelles Nation , the archipelago’s main newspaper. The news outlet says the Seychelles minister for tourism, Didier Dogley, announced the ban this week as part of measure

Evidence Mounts for Gigantic Water Plumes on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Gizmodo / 7min
While studying Europa’s magnetic field in 2000, NASA’s Galileo spacecraft inadvertently collected evidence of watery plumes shooting out from the moon’s icy surface, according to new research. Read more...

'A Bug's Life' fleshlight is here to ruin your childhood memories

20Mashable / 12min
If you're feeling particularly nostalgic about the '90s and in the mood to tarnish your precious childhood memories, the Bug's Life fleshlight is here for you. In the Pixar movie, Heimlich is a chunky caterpillar who aspires to be a butterfly. His ribbed exterior, plump lips, and unfortunate bodily proportions make him looks, well, fleshlight-shaped. Inspired by the memes , Austin-based artist Ma

3 best practices that will maximize the value of your online events

One Google Video Zoom80TechCrunch / 14min
Jonathan Greechan Contributor Jonathan Greechan is co-founder of the world's largest pre-seed accelerator, Founder Institute , has run over 100 webinars including 100,000+ live attendees, and is one of Meetup's most active organizers. Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting calendars — along with travel budgets and marketing plans — by canceling events ranging to major league sports

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Made a Climate Task Force—Here's What Its Priorities Should Be

Gizmodo / 19min
Joe Biden has a lot of work to do to win over progressives as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, especially when it comes to the climate crisis. On Wednesday, his campaign announced the names on a series of task force put together with his top primary rival, Senator Bernie Sanders. Those names are… Read more...

How to Start Roller Skating Without Breaking Anything

Lifehacker / 20min
At first, I was surprised to find I’m not the only person who has been roller skating in quarantine. My daughter found an old pair of toy plastic skates that still fit her (just barely) and dug out the skates I used to play derby in, years ago. We put on some Disney tunes and skated around the garage. Read more...

Facebook Will Pay Mods $52M For Trauma From Gore, Sexual Abuse

97Futurism / 20min
Pay Up Facebook just agreed to settle with its content moderators, who filed a class-action lawsuit after being forced to watch extremely graphic media under abject working conditions . Moderators, who were contractors for the company Cognizant rather than Facebook staffers, were tasked with rapidly flagging and removing the absolute worst content users uploaded. A typical day could mean exposure

Megan Rapinoe wants your Zoom calls to be about changing the world

20Mashable / 21min
If you're stumped on how to spend your next family Zoom call, Megan Rapinoe has a provocative idea: start a conversation about how you'd like to change the status quo. This is harder ice to break than, say, launching into a round of Mad Libs or sports trivia, but Rapinoe is offering both a suggestion and a solution. The World Cup champion and three of her current and former teammates — Christen P

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath trailer shows off brutal RoboCop gameplay

SlashGear / 27min
Last week, NetherRealm Studios announced Aftermath, a new expansion for Mortal Kombat 11 that continues the game’s timeline-jumping story. Aftermath will introduce a few new characters to the game, namely Sheeva, Fujin, and RoboCop, and today we’re getting to see all three of them in action in a particularly brutal gameplay trailer. Those with weak stomachs might want to skip … Continue reading

Google Pixel’s camera lead quits after the failure of the Pixel 4

Google Pixel 4A Levoy24Ars Technica / 27min
The Pixel 4 XL. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] A report from The Information (subscription required) details a big shakeup at Google's Pixel team, lead by former Motorola executive Rick Osterloh. Following the poor reception of the Pixel 4 and "rare internal criticism" of the phone, two top executives left the Pixel team. Pixel general manager Mario Queiroz and "the mastermind behind Google's Pixel camera

Turn your analog camera digital with this device — Future Blink

24Mashable / 28min
I'm Back 35 attaches to the back of your camera and adds a digital sensor that allows your analog camera to take digital photos. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Camera , Future Blink , and Vintage Photos

It Pains Me to Report This Hot Dog Toaster Is a Piece of Shit

Gizmodo / 31min
God, I love hot dogs. My parents used to reward me with the cheap and oh-so-delicious hot dogs from Costco for making it through a Sunday afternoon shopping session, so that’s probably why I love them so much. The reward center of my brain lights up every time I see or smell them. So when I came across a hot dog… Read more...

Get $15 off This 4TB Seagate Backup Drive and Keep All Your Files Safe

Gizmodo / 31min
Seagate 4TB Backup Plus External Hard Drive | $100 | B&H Photo Read more...

This workout device is like a portable home gym — Future Blink

40Mashable / 33min
The OYO Nova Gym weights only 2.5 lbs and uses "Superflex technology" that replaces weights with resistance. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Workout , Future Blink , and Home Gym

Here’s how your Uber ride will change, starting May 18

88TechCrunch / 33min
Uber is rolling out a series of changes to its ride-hailing and on-demand food delivery apps, beginning Monday, as cities and states lift stay-at-home orders prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes, which includes an online checklist for all users, limits on the number of passengers in vehicles and a face mask verification feature for drivers , aims to stop the spread of COVID-19, the comp

New York City caps fees for food delivery apps

54BBC News - Technology / 34min
America's biggest city joins others in tightening rules on delivery apps after restaurant complaints.

How to Get a Visa

Lifehacker / 34min
International travel involves a lot of moving parts:from getting a passport and booking your itinerary to budgeting your trip and learning the basics of the language and local customs. An additional component you may need to figure out is whether or not you need a visa. Thankfully, the United States has visa-free… Read more...

American Airlines Failed To Pay A Lot Of Its Flight Attendants, Shorted Hours Or Delivered $0 Checks

36View from the Wing / 34min
At American Airlines some of the required hours didn't get paid during the mid-May pay cycle, and in fact many flight attendants whose scheduled flights were all cancelled received $0 checks. Others who got some pay appear to be missing hours. Many American Airlines employees will have to wait to get paid because the airline's pay systems weren't programmed to handle the way they're currently pay

NASA backs studies on environmental effects of COVID-19 lockdowns

NASA Space Soyuz50Engadget / 37min
You’ve probably heard stories of skies and water clearing up while most people stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but how much have things improved, really? Scientists are about to rely on NASA technology to find out. The space agency is funding four research projects that will rely on satellites and various data resources to understand how pandemic lockdowns have affected pollution world

Senate narrowly rejects plan to require a warrant for Americans’ browsing data

80TechCrunch / 40min
Senators have narrowly rejected a bipartisan amendment that would have required the government first obtain a warrant before accessing Americans’ web browsing data. The amendment brought by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Steve Daines (R-MT) — just seven lines in length — would have forced the government to first establish probable cause — or reasonable suspicion of a crime — to obtain the warrant. Th

Foldable dream iPhone is too wild for reality: Here’s why

SlashGear / 46min
A foldable display iPhone concept was revealed by iOS Beta News in a video called “iPhone Flip” here in May 2020, and it looks fantastic. It’s novel, it’d be surprising and delightful if Apple ever really did reveal such a thing as a real product. But a foldable display on an iPhone – with another display on its back – … Continue reading

Uber details new COVID-19 rules: What riders need to know

SlashGear / 46min
Days after competitor Lyft made a similar announcement, ride-hailing company Uber has detailed the requirements it is about to implement for riders, ones that will remain in effect during the coronavirus pandemic. The rules are designed to help protect both drivers and riders from potentially contracting the virus during a ride, the numbers of which are expected to increase in … Continue reading

This 3D printed cabin is made from dying ash trees — Future Blink

40Mashable / 48min
“Ash Cabin” is made from beetle-infested wood that would normally be considered “unusable” as a lumber source. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , 3d Printing , Environmentally Friendly , and Future Blink

Amazon calls on Congress to create anti-price gouging law

80TechCrunch / 48min
Amazon has received a fair amount of criticism for perceived inaction against seller price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the retail giant has made efforts to rein in the opportunist activity (pulling some half a million offending listings), critics have pointed to the company’s slow response, along with continued problems with a number of high-demand products sold through affiliates

Taika is building a better coffee through natural chemistry and adaptogens

Facebook Moderators65TechCrunch / 48min
So, an eight-year product veteran from Facebook and an internationally renowned barista walk into a coffee bar… It’s not a joke. It’s the origin story for Taika , a new startup that’s aiming to bring natural stimulants to the masses through its juiced up coffee-beverages. The two co-founders, Michael Sharon, an eight-year veteran of Facebook’s mobile product division, and Kalle Freese, a champion

Report: Apple’s over-ear headphones have no left- or right-ear assignments

44Ars Technica / 48min
These are Apple's AirPods Pro, the first Apple-branded headphones to offer noise cancellation. The new over-ear headphones would as well. [credit: Jeff Dunn ] Among other things, Apple's AirPods are known for the ability to detect when an individual earbud is or isn't in your ear and start or stop playback accordingly. A new report from 9to5Mac claims that a similar feature will be offered in App

Everything You Need to Know About DC's Justice Society Before It's Reborn (Again) on Stargirl

Gizmodo / 49min
The Justice Society of America is dead. Long live the Justice Society of America! DC Comics’ first superteam is one of its most iconic and convoluted mythoi, the nexus of the publisher’s approach to its own fictional history. Its members have been rebirthed, re-imagined, retconned, and revived endlessly since their… Read more...

FBI accuses China of attempting to steal US COVID-19 research

US FBI Chinese China200+Engadget / 49min
Today, the FBI warned that China-backed hackers are attempting to steal COVID-19 research from organizations in the US. In a joint statement , the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency ( CISA ) announced that they have observed state-backed hackers attempting to obtain intellectual property, data and research related to vaccines, treatments and testing. “The potential theft of

Looks like Nvidia is cooking up a new DGX deep-learning system

20Ars Technica / 51min
Jensen Huang, Breaking Bad Edition. Earlier today, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang dropped a video on YouTube titled "What's Jensen been cooking?" Luckily, this doesn't appear to be a Breaking Bad situation—Huang opens his oven to reveal a large motherboard with 14 massive heatsinks on it, and with noticeable effort, he lifts it out of the oven and places it on the kitchen counter. The teaser is presente

SpaceX has released a Crew Dragon simulator for public use

SpaceX Crew Dragon36Mashable / 52min
The simulator allows users to attempt to dock their Crew Dragon spacecraft in the International Space Station. Read more... More about Tech , Space , Mashable Video , Spacex , and Crew Dragon

Use These Extensions to Trick Out Google Meet

Lifehacker / 55min
Google Meet is now free for everyone to use. The search giant has finished its rollout, and anyone with an email address—a Gmail address, that is—can use it to hold free video chats. Meet isn’t as fully-featured as other video chat apps, but a few useful browser extensions can add in much-needed functionality. Oh, and… Read more...

You might be able to get a refund for that flight you canceled after all

The Points Guy / 56min
It’s no secret that travelers have been canceling their trips in droves because of the coronavirus outbreak. For airline passengers, proactively canceling flights likely meant a voucher for future travel — but no refund. While flyers are entitled to refunds if the airline canceled their flights, no such protections apply to cancellations made by the passenger. Now, however, a group of Democratic

Uber will scan drivers' faces to make sure they're wearing a mask

56Mashable / 58min
As businesses open back up, Uber is preparing for more rides by requiring drivers and passengers to wear masks. Starting Monday, Uber will require anyone in an Uber vehicle to wear a face mask or covering. Both riders and drivers will have to self-verify on the app that they are taking precautions before a trip can start. For drivers, an additional selfie verification process will make sure drive

Top members of Google’s Pixel team have left the company

76TechCrunch / 59min
Key Pixel team members Marc Levoy and Mario Queiroz are out at Google. The departures, first reported by The Information , have been confirmed on the pages of the former Distinguished Engineer and Pixel General Manager, respectively. Both members were key players on Google’s smartphone hardware team before exiting earlier this year. Levoy was a key member of the Pixel imaging team, with an expert

Facebook settles moderator suit for $52M as hate speech on site increases

Facebook Moderators20Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Content moderators work at a Facebook office in Austin, Texas. (credit: Ilana Panich-Linsman | The Washington Post | Getty Images ) Many jobs can cause employee burnout, but the effect of having to deal with the absolute worst cruelty humanity has to offer for 40 hours a week can go well beyond burnout and leave employees with serious mental health traumas. Facebook has now settled with

Will Las Vegas be back in business by July 4? Hometown carrier Allegiant says it’s possible

The Points Guy / 1h
Independence Day on the Las Vegas Strip? It may happen, at least as outlined in a potential reopening timeline presented by executives of budget carrier Allegiant Air on Tuesday. Allegiant has a lot riding on hotels on the Strip reopening. The carrier’s business is built around offering travelers cheap, no frill flights between smaller cities like Fargo, North Dakota (FAR), and Hagerstown, Maryla

iPhone deal alert: get the iPhone SE for only $5 a month at Sprint

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Looking for a cheap iPhone deal? For a limited time, Sprint is offering the all-new iPhone SE for just $5 a month on a Sprint Flex 18-month lease . At month 18, you can either return the phone and upgrade to a new model, buy it, or pay the balance in six monthly payments. The 2020 iPhone SE features a 4.7-inch Retina display and packs Apple's A13 Bionic chip, an impressive camera system, and a 12

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

66One Mile at a Time / 1h
Qatar Airways recently announced that they’ll serve 52 destinations by the end of May, and 80 destinations by the end of June. Obviously a lot of people still don’t want to travel , and even those that want to travel are apprehensive. What happens if your flight is cancelled? What happens if it’s not safe to travel? Are you going to be out-of-pocket for thousands of dollars? That’s why I’m impres

How to Change Your Username on the Biggest Social Networks

TikTok Drip Crib OneLifehacker / 1h
Your username on a social network is often a reflection of your personality—but what do you do if you’ve changed and you want your username to change along with you? Read more...

Epic Games' Announces Unreal Engine 5---Here's Why It's Seriously Impressive

How-To Geek / 1h
If you’re curious about what the future of real-time graphics and next-gen consoles are going to look like, Epic Games just announced Unreal Engine 5 (UE5) with an amazing demo, running on a PlayStation 5, that will put many PC games to shame. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Neuroscientist: Conventional Computers Will Never Be Conscious

100+Futurism / 1h
Upper Limit Researchers dream of one day creating artificial general intelligence (AGI), the sort of all-encompassing, emotionally-intelligent algorithms from science fiction. But they’ll never reach that goal using conventional computers, argues neuroscientist Christof Koch, president and chief scientist of the Allen Institute for Brain Science. First, he told ACM News , engineers will need to d

FDA warns some basil products have been recalled over parasite risk

SlashGear / 1h
The FDA has published a new advisory stating that Minnesota company United Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling some of its organic basil products over the risk of contamination with parasites. The recalled basil was only distributed over the course of around two weeks, according to the FDA, which says that there haven’t been any reports at this time about illnesses … Continue reading

Researchers Have Found a New Defense to Help Coral Survive Bleaching

44Gizmodo / 1h
Coral reefs are home to as many species as tropical rainforests. Yet rapidly heating waters threaten to wipe coral out. Read more...

What to Watch Tonight, May 13, 2020

Lifehacker / 1h
It’s Wednesday afternoon, which means we’ve made it through more than half of the week! Why not keep your momentum going by watching something cool online? We’ve rounded up some of the best streaming opportunities out there. Read more...

Never Lose Your Keys Again, Get Four Tile Mate Trackers for Just $39

24Lifehacker / 1h
Tile Mate 4-Pack | $39 | SideDeal

Crypto Startup School: A new type of computer drives waves of innovation

79TechCrunch / 1h
Zoran Basich Contributor Zoran Basich is the crypto editor for Andreessen Horowitz . Editor’s note: Andreessen Horowitz’s Crypto Startup School brought together 45 participants from around the U.S. and overseas in a seven-week course to learn how to build crypto companies. Andreessen Horowitz is partnering with TechCrunch to release the online version of the course over the next few weeks. In wee

SparkLabs Global Ventures promotes Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva, to general partner

68TechCrunch / 1h
Jessica Jackley, co-founder of non-profit microlending platform Kiva, has become a general partner at SparkLabs Global Ventures . Jackley was previously a venture partner at the firm, which focuses on seed-stage investments in the United States, Asia and Europe. Jackley is also the chief impact officer at Aspiration, an online financial services firm that lets customers open bank accounts that gi

Cold War Nuclear Testing May Have Caused Extra Rain Around the World

20Gizmodo / 1h
A new study has found that nuclear radiation during Cold War-era weapons testing could have induced significant short-term changes in the amount of rainfall far across the globe.. Read more...

Mafia: Trilogy remaster teased, full reveal slated for next week

Mafia Trilogy 2 May 19SlashGear / 1h
Over the past few days, the once-dormant Twitter account for 2K’s Mafia game series has come back to life, publishing one cryptic, single-word tweet each day. It was clear from the outset that 2K was gearing up to make some kind of announcement, but what it was planning to announce was more uncertain. Today, we finally know: 2K is remastering … Continue reading

How to Protect Your Personal Data From the Google Firebase Leak

Lifehacker / 1h
It appears that nearly 24,000 apps on the Google Play store may have sprung data leaks. Unlike the Play Store malware and scams we often cover that actively steal or distribute user information, these apps are leaking data by accident due to a poorly configured Google Firebase, one of the most widely used Android app… Read more...

Out-of-Control Chinese Rocket Reportedly Dropped Debris on Africa

400+Futurism / 1h
On Monday, the core of China’s colossal Long March 5B rocket made an uncontrolled descent back to Earth. Massive chunks of the rocket screamed over and over several major US cities before splashing down in the Atlantic Monday afternoon, as confirmed by the US Air Force . Now, it sounds as though parts falling off it may have left a trail of debris. According to The Verge , bits of the rocket appe

Why is Eugene Kaspersky funding a travel accelerator during COVID-19?

96TechCrunch / 1h
Eugene Kaspersky made a name for himself in cybersecurity as CEO of Kaspersky Labs, but the Russian security expert has a new passion project: he’s funding an online accelerator that aims to support entrepreneurs who are building travel and tourism startups. Businesses that apply must have a focus on Russia, though the accelerator is open to startups based anywhere. There are four categories of f

Have back pain or bad joints? Get a recumbent bike.

28Mashable / 1h
Exercise bikes provide a great home cardio workout that puts less strain on your joints than running on a treadmill . Out of the different types of exercise bikes, recumbent bikes are best for beginners, seniors, or people who don't want to put as much pressure or weight on their joints. What is a recumbent bike? A recumbent bike is an exercise bike that positions you in a reclined form while ped

How to Learn to Ride a Bike as an Adult

50Lifehacker / 2h
Maybe your parents tried to teach you once when you were six years old, but you crashed into a tree and refused to ever get on a bike again. Or maybe no one ever tried to teach you—or you never wanted to learn. But now, several weeks into the pandemic, things have gotten boring. Your partner, your friends, your… Read more...

Iceland Is Re-Opening To Tourists, Americans Expected To Be Welcome Starting June 15

83View from the Wing / 2h
Currently Iceland requires 14 day quarantine for everyone arriving into the country. This requirement will be relaxed, with tourists being welcomed back with conditions, in three stages. Starting June 15 Americans will be able to visit, getting tested for COVID-19 on arrival. Continue reading ...

The New Mutants Has a New Release Date...Again!

Hamilton Disney July100+Gizmodo / 2h
It’s always something with those darned New Mutants . Mergers, rumored reshoots , global pandemics. Anything to keep the film out of theaters. And yet here we are again, with another release date. Read more...

OnePlus 8 Pro camera seems to “see through” x-ray style: Nintendo Switch, iPhone, Nest

10.5.8 OnePlus 8 ProSlashGear / 2h
If you happen to be holding a OnePlus 8 Pro right now you might have access to a camera mode that allows you to see through objects. This is the effect generated by the device’s dedicated Photochrome camera. Per OnePlus, “apply the Photochrome filter on the Color Filter Camera to turn ordinary scenes into surreal landscapes.” It’s not quite so … Continue reading

Here are the 15 companies presenting at Alchemist Accelerator’s first fully digital demo day

76TechCrunch / 2h
As with just about any big gathering, the traditional approach to Demo Day — in which a startup incubator debuts all of its latest companies to a huge room full of investors — has been put on hold until further notice. Instead, more and more accelerators are taking Demo Day fully digital. The latest to go all-remote is Alchemist Accelerator, which will host its first entirely online Demo Day late

Medieval arrows caused injuries similar to gunshot wounds, study finds

83Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Reconstruction of the angle of entry into a cranium collected during the excavation of the burial ground of a medieval Dominican friary in Exeter, England. (credit: Oliver Creighton/University of Exeter) The English longbow was a powerful medieval weapon said to be able to pierce an opponent's armor and may have been a decisive factor in several key military victories, most notably the

France gives social media sites one hour to delete criminal content

100Engadget / 2h
The internet has no shortage of illegal media and verbiage. Social media companies do what they can to soften the blow, but unsavory (and downright criminal) images, videos and text inevitably break through. According to Reuters , France’s government has passed a strict law that will require companies like Facebook and Twitter to delete content related to pedophelia and terrorism within one hour

What Pantry Staple Is Getting You Through Quarantine?

Lifehacker / 2h
One of the biggest challenges of quarantine life is figuring out how to keep your meals feeling new and fun while still reducing the number of trips you’re taking to the grocery store. Read more...

Google Chrome will finally help you organize your tabs

92TechCrunch / 2h
Google Chrome is rolling out a new feature to help you better manage all your open tabs. The company announced today the launch of “tab groups” for the beta version of its web browser, which will allow you to organize, label, and even color-code your tabs for easy access. The feature will make its way to the stable release of Chrome starting next week. To use the new feature, you can right-click

Uber Will Let Drivers and Riders Snitch on Each Other for Not Wearing Masks

GrubHub Uber MondayGizmodo / 2h
Several months into a global pandemic, Uber is finally adding mandatory face covering to its policies. Read more...

Iceland’s Plan To (Responsibly?) Welcome Tourists This Summer

77One Mile at a Time / 2h
It goes without saying that we’re probably all itching to go somewhere, the question just comes down to when it’s responsible to travel again , and deciding if the answer varies based on where you go. That’s why I think it’s worth monitoring the plans being proposed by some countries to reopen to tourists, to get a sense of what the future might look like. Iceland’s plan to open to tourists as of

You Really Do Need a Budget

21Lifehacker / 2h
Budgeting is basic. It seems like a personal finance 101 lesson, and let’s face it, book covers and marketing for budgeting guides seem more aimed at a middle schooler than you, a competent adult who somehow manages to usually have enough money for stuff. Read more...

Will the A380 fly again once travel resumes?

The Points Guy / 2h
The Airbus A380 is one of the most popular jets among passengers, thanks to what may well be the smoothest ride on a commercial aircraft. Airlines have used the vast interior space of the largest passenger plane to innovate and improve the inflight experience by adding onboard bars, lounges and even showers . Unfortunately the A380 has fallen from grace as airlines have opted to fly instead more

How Jane Krakowski relates to her 'Kimmy Schmidt' character

28Mashable / 2h
Jane Krakowski explains how quarantining has brought out some similarities between her and her "Kimmy Schmidt" character Jacqueline White. Read more... More about Celebrities , Netflix , Mashable Video , Kimmy Schmidt , and Jane Krakowski

Typhoon Vongfong Rapidly Intensifies as It Heads for the Philippines

Gizmodo / 2h
The first named typhoon in the western Pacific this year has arrived, and it’s already roaring. Typhoon Vongfong formed on Tuesday and rapidly intensified into a fierce pinwheel of a storm streaking toward the Philippines. Read more...

Unreal Engine is now royalty-free until a game makes a whopping $1 million

Epic Unreal Engine 5100+Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Epic Games / Getty Images / Aurich Lawson) Since the rise of Fortnite as a popular game and Unreal Engine 4 as a popular game-making toolkit, Epic Games, the studio behind both, has been keen to capitalize on this momentum. That has included an aggressive push to lock down game makers in its ecosystem, and Tuesday saw Epic announce its most generous developer-specific offer yet:

Coronavirus: German contact-tracing app takes different path to NHS

500+BBC News - Technology / 2h
Germany's contact-tracing app will not accept self-diagnosis reports, despite NHS saying they can save lives.

Uber will require riders and drivers to wear face masks starting May 18th

100+Engadget / 2h
Following on the heels of Lyft , Uber is introducing new rules to keep its users safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Starting on May 18th, Uber will require drivers, delivery people and riders to wear face protection before they can start using the service. The company is introducing a new safety checklist feature that will require its contractors in the US, Canada, India and parts of Europe an

Inria releases some source code of French contact-tracing app

48TechCrunch / 2h
French research institute Inria has released a small portion of the source code that is going to power France’s contact-tracing app StopCovid. It is available on several GitLab repositories under the Mozilla Public License 2.0. While the French government announced that everything would be open source, it’s going to bit more complicated than that. As Inria wrote in the announcement , the project

Facebook users in the US can create custom avatars starting today

200+Engadget / 2h
Facebook avatars are finally available in the US. Starting today, users can design digital recreations of themselves, and post them in comments and Messenger chats. These caricatures are similar to Snap’s BitMoji app, but have their own distinct look. The US rollout of Facebook Avatars -- which comes nearly a year after the initial launch -- coincides with the release of new clothing, hair and sk

Here's the one prank John Krasinski pulled on Jenna Fischer while filming 'The Office'

41Mashable / 2h
Fans of The Office know that Jim Halpert is a lean, mean, pranking machine. But in real life, John Krasinski isn't very skilled in the practical joke department. On the latest episode of the Office Ladies podcast , former co-stars Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey, and John Krasinski reminisced about their time on the show and discussed Season 2, Episode 12, "Casino Night." After Kinsey and Krasinski

Garmin’s new rearview radars for cyclists keep an eye on your blindspot

SlashGear / 2h
Garmin has revealed two new rearview radars for cyclists, giving those on bikes a warning when cars and other traffic might be pulling up behind them. The Varia RVR315 and Varia RTL515 both keep track on what’s happening in riders’ blind spots, and work with Garmin’s new Varia app – as well as other bike hardware – to alert them … Continue reading

What to Do if You Think You're Having a Heart Attack or Stroke

51Lifehacker / 3h
These past few months, ER admissions have dropped between 40-50%, a fact that is causing doctors to worry that heart attack and stroke patients are putting off going the ER because of fears about contracting COVID-19. Read more...

EU promises a summer tourist season

The Points Guy / 3h
The European Union has proposed that member states lift travel restrictions for the summer holiday season in order to get the continent’s tourism industry back on its feet. “Our message is we will have a summer tourist season,” the E.U.’s Economic Affairs Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday, “even if it’s with security measures and limitations.” The continent that was once the epicente

MIT wants to use your microwaving habits to study your health

60Engadget / 3h
Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory ( CSAIL ) have created a wireless system that monitors how people use the appliances in their homes. The team believes that with data about how and when users operate everything from microwaves to hair dryers and stoves, they could study health habits, track the wellbeing of elderly people, encourage less energy usage

The Intel Core i9-10900K is up for preorder – but it's expensive

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The Intel Core i9-10900K has gone up for pre-order in the US, and it’s bad news for those who planned on rushing out to buy the flagship Comet Lake processor. As spotted by Tom’s Hardware , US retailer B&H Photo Video already has the CPU available for pre-order, and despite Intel’s recommended price of $488 (about £395/A$765), it’s flogging the processor for some $600 – and that’s before you’ve b

Citi Double Cash Card Review: Earn 2x Points Everywhere

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Citi® Double Cash Card 2% cash back on all purchases no annual fee convert rewards to ThankYou® Points Annual Fee: $0 Apply Now Citi is an advertising partner of OMAAT In this post I wanted to take a closer look at what I nowadays consider to be the single best credit card for everyday spending, assuming you’re using it correctly. Arguably this card is more valuable than ever before , given the a

The children being left behind by America’s online schooling

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Like most children in the US, Juana* hasn’t been to school in two months. Her mother, Dilma, left school after first grade and doesn’t speak English. Until recently, the family in Oakland, California, only had a very simple cell phone they used to make calls home to family in Guatemala. Without a computer to connect to her teachers and friends, Juana started to fall behind. While other children i

US Officials: Chinese Hackers Are Targeting Vaccine Research

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According to a new report by The Wall Street Journal , Chinese and Iranian hackers are targeting US efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine. “China has long engaged in the theft of biomedical research, and COVID-19 research is the field’s Holy Grail right now,” assistant attorney general for national security John Demers told the WSJ . “While its commercial value is of importance, the geopolitic

Puzzling pulsating stars reveal secrets in breakthrough study

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A breakthrough study using NASA’s TESS space telescope has helped unlock the secrets of weirdly pulsing stars, paving the way to astronomers better understanding how old they are and what’s going on beneath their roiling surface. Delta Scuti stars are only one of a number of types of star out in the universe, but they’ve also become one of the … Continue reading

AMD threatens to wreck Nvidia’s launch party with monster graphics card release

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AMD has just revealed its new Radeon Pro VII graphics card, and has timed this launch to coincidentally happen the day before Nvidia makes its big GTC Ampere reveal on YouTube . The Radeon Pro VII is aimed at the likes of broadcast professionals, CAD and CAE (computer-aided engineering simulations) and high-performance computing in general. The name of the workstation GPU may sound familiar, and

Disney Plus is six months old – has it lived up to its promise?

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Disney Plus is the future of streaming services, for better and worse. Instead of major content living on Netflix or Amazon Prime Video as it once did, the future of streaming is every media conglomerate launching its own streaming service, featuring its own material. This means people have to spend more to get everything they want, a situation that isn't going to get any better with the coming l

AirPods deal: save up to £40 with the latest Apple sale from Amazon UK

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Cheap AirPods deals are now available in the UK, displaying some of the lowest prices we've seen for months thanks to the latest Apple sale from Amazon and Laptops Direct. Just back in stock at Amazon is this great AirPods deal on the 2019 AirPods with a Wireless charger case for just £158.99 (was £199) - a nice little saving of £40 in total. This specific Apple sale has been out of stock for wel

2 ways to redeem Capital One miles are disappearing — here’s why you might not even notice

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Back in late 2018, Capital One added the ability to transfer miles for Venture and Spark cardholders. This opened the door to a number of airline and hotel partners, creating flexibility beyond fixed-value redemptions. Want more credit card news and travel advice from TPG? Sign up for our daily newsletter. However, as noted by Doctor of Credit and confirmed by a Capital One spokesperson, the rewa

Google removed a whole host of 'creepware' from the Play Store

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Last year Google removed 813 “creepware” apps from the Play Store after the company received a report from a group studying apps similar to stalkerware. The group, which was made up of academics and researchers from NYU, Cornell Tech and NortonLifeLock, has published a new paper based on their research titled “ The Many Kinds of Creepware Used for Interpersonal Attacks ”. While similar, creepware

The New $20 Kangaroo Doorbell Camera Works in Every Home

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One of the best additions to any smart home is a smart doorbell. Typically you’d find that in the form of a video doorbell with a cost between $150 and $200. But what if you could spend less? Like a lot less? The new Kangaroo Doorbell Camera is only $20. That’s less than you’d spend on a week of Starbucks. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How To Add Your Own Services to systemd For Easier Management

How-To Geek / 3h
Linux servers are designed to be left running all the time; rather than starting important programs manually and leaving them in a tmux session, you should add them to systemd as a service which will automatically start on boot and restart if errors arise. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Where Is My Driverless Car?

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The technology is tricky, and driverless cars may never fix all the problems we hoped they would.

Uber commits $50 million to safety supplies for drivers

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Uber says it has committed $50 million to procure and providing safety supplies to drivers. Those supplies will include things like face masks, sanitizer, gloves and disinfectant, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced on a press call today. Uber says it has secured more than 23 million masks for drivers and delivery people throughout the world. So far, Uber says it has distributed about 5 million

The Pandemic Has Seriously Confused Machine Learning Systems

86Futurism / 3h
AI Fail The chaos and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic have claimed an unlikely victim: the machine learning systems that are programmed to make sense of our online behavior. The algorithms that recommend products on Amazon, for instance, are struggling to interpret our new lifestyles, MIT Technology Review reports . And while machine learning tools are built to take in new data,

Get Serious About Security With 80% off CyberGhost VPN

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Google’s Android ad ID targeted in strategic GDPR tracking complaint

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Now here’s an interesting GDPR complaint : Is Google illegally tracking Android users in Europe via a unique, device-assigned advertising ID? First, what is the Android advertising ID? Per Google’s description to developers building apps for its smartphone platform it’s — [emphasis added by us] The advertising ID is a unique, user-resettable ID for advertising, provided by Google Play services. I

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater bundle includes awesome re-issued retro hardware

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The THPS (Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater) 1+2 release for 2020 is in-effect this week with pre-order bonuses and a bundle with a real skate deck. Assuming you’ve played the original game and/or THPS 2, you’ve more than likely seen the Birdhouse Falcon 2. Whether you know the name or not, you’ll recognize the image. The design is iconic, and with … Continue reading

UK average broadband speeds up despite lockdown wobble

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Ofcom's latest broadband report shows speeds are up in the past year, despite a slight lockdown dip.

NSA issues cybersecurity guidelines for remote desktop users

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The number of cyber attacks has steadily risen in recent months, as more and more businesses adopt work-from-home procedures in an attempt to maintain productivity while respecting quarantine orders and social distancing. In response to this threat, the US National Security Agency (NSA) has released a series of telework guidelines , emphasizing the importance of end-to-end encryption and other se

Momentus set to deploy satellites for a free 4K space-based Earth live-streaming service

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Space bus company Momentus has signed a new contract that will see it provide in-space transportation and deployment for Sen , the U.K. company that’s building a 4K real-time video streaming service providing live, high-quality views of Earth, both free for individuals and via an open source data platform for developers and service creators. Santa Clara-based Momentus is an in-space transportatio

Back Market's iPhone 11 Flash Sale Includes a 64GB Unlocked Model for $600

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As e-commerce booms during the pandemic, Shopify accelerates

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Despite the economic disruptions associated with the coronavirus pandemic, cloud vendors are holding up well as many client companies and their employees work from home. With stores closed, it’s natural that e-commerce would also perform strongly — after all, it’s also cloud-based, and folks working from home are shifting their shopping from brick-and-mortar to digital. (You can look at the pre-C

YouTube Music Gets Library Transfer Feature as Google Preps for the Death of Google Play Music

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YouTube Music was supposed to be the successor to Google Play Music , when it launched in 2018 , but it lacked a number of core features, including the ability to transfer your music library over from Google’s previous music streaming app. Now, ahead of Google Play Music’s impending death sometime later this year,… Read more...

The Legacy of Empire Strikes Back's Biggest Spoiler, 40 Years Later

40Gizmodo / 4h
“No, I am your father.” Five words that changed not just the life of Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker but movies in general. Read more...

Sandwich Bread Is the Only Bread Worth Making Yourself

83Lifehacker / 4h
In my particular section of the world, it is currently easier to acquire freshly-baked boules and baguettes than it is to find flour, so I buy baguettes and boules. The baguettes and boules I make will never be as good as the ones I can buy for three or four dollars, and I simply don’t enjoy the process of baking that… Read more...

Southwest Airlines promotion: Earn double the points on summer flights from $49 one-way

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Editor’s note: At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing. Before booking that next trip, we recommend you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions . TPG is continuing to publish deals, reviews and general tra

books0977: The Madonna reading (c.1695). Carlo Maratta (Italian,...

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books0977 : The Madonna reading (c.1695). Carlo Maratta (Italian, 1625-1713). Oil on canvas. According to Stella Rudolph, the present work could be identified as the work mentioned in the 1712 inventory of the collection of Carlo Maratta in Rome. Indeed, in this list there is: ‘Una Madonna in tela di mezza testa con cornice dorata mezza figura in atto di leggere con paese dipinta da Sig. Cav. re

Verizon’s nationwide 5G will only be a “small” upgrade over 4G at first

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Enlarge / A Verizon booth at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles in September 2018. (credit: Verizon ) 5G is one of the most hyped technologies in recent memory, but 5G hype continues to outpace evidence that it will meaningfully change the mobile experience for the majority of smartphone users in the US. Verizon Communications CEO Hans Vestberg said yesterday during a J.P. Morgan inves

Amazon Fire TV interface makes it easier to find free content

53Engadget / 4h
Amazon wants to make it easier for Fire TV users to find free streaming content, so today, it is rolling out a new “Free” tab to customers in the US. Inside the tab, a top row will feature some of the most popular free, ad-supported streaming apps. Below that, users will find curated movies and TV shows from Amazon’s content partners. The tab will point users to apps like IMDb TV , Pluto TV , Cra

There's At Least One Keyboard Worse Than Apple's Butterfly Switch Fiasco

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Reminding us that things can always be worse, YouTube’s Foone Turing has created a keyboard that is based around a floppy drive and a stack of floppy disks that somehow looks even more frustrating to use than Apple’s much-maligned butterfly keyboards . Read more...

How to Clean Your Bathtub and Tile

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If you’re someone who enjoys a nice, hot bath , then you’ve probably paid attention to the condition of your tub and the surrounding tiles (or you certainly should). If you’re someone who just hops in and out of the shower without lingering, it can be easy to let the grime build up over time until one day, you spot the… Read more...

'Fortnite' will be a PS5 and Xbox Series X launch title

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Epic Games is far from done with Fortnite. The publisher is bringing the ultra-popular battle royale to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X as a launch title for both consoles later this year. What’s more, it plans to migrate Fortnite to the impressive Unreal Engine 5 in mid-2021 , which should enhance the game’s visuals and greatly expand its capabilities. Given that all current Fortnite players can

Epic Games announces Unreal Engine 5, shows off boundary-pushing PlayStation 5 demo

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After eight years of Unreal Engine 4, Epic Games is finally ready to talk about Unreal Engine 5, which they’re announcing will launch in preview early next year with a wider launch by the year’s end. Unreal Engine 5 is all about harnessing the performance of next-generation consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The consoles support wild resolutions and frame rates, but Epic Games CEO

Get Serious About Security With 80% off CyberGhost VPN

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Learning to Not-Hate My Pandemic Beard

100+Lifehacker / 4h
In March, the week America first started taking coronavirus seriously, a 2017 CDC guide about pandemic-appropriate facial hair resurfaced. Initially, I brushed off the graphic , which advised shaving my beard because it could interfere with the proper fit of a face mask—at the time, we weren’t supposed to be wearing… Read more...

Extra Crunch Live: Join Alexia and Niko Bonatsos for a Q&A May 19th at 2 pm EDT/11 am PDT

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The Extra Crunch Live series rolls along next week with something special: My old boss is taking part. Let me explain. Alexia Bonatsos was once co-editor of TechCrunch and was part of my interview circuit when I first joined the publication. She taught me more than I can write down; Alexia is one of my favorite people. She’s joining us for an Extra Crunch Live session as she’s now a venture capit

MIT develops a way to use wireless signals from in-home appliances to better understand your health

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Having a holistic picture of your health might not mean just wearing a device like an Apple Watch that can monitor your biometrics — researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have developed a new system that can figure out when and where in-home appliances like hair dryers, stoves, microwaves and washing machines are being used, and they believe that info could

Daily Crunch: Facebook will pay $52M to content moderators

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Facebook strikes a deal to compensate content moderators with PTSD, Tesla might reopen its factory next week and Twitter says some employees can work from home indefinitely. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 13, 2020. 1. Facebook to pay $52M to content moderators suffering from PTSD Facebook employs thousands of content moderators to sift through the vast number of posts, images and other content

Key researcher behind the Pixel's camera left Google in March

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The computer imaging expert behind the cameras on Google’s Pixel phones left the company in March, according to The Information . Marc Levoy met Google’s co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin as grad students at Stanford. After leading a Stanford project that became Google’s Street View and serving as a consultant for the short-lived Google Glass, the company hired him full-time in 2014. As an o

Back Market's iPhone 11 Flash Sale Includes a 64GB Unlocked Model for $600

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Google’s camera guru quit – and Pixel 5 could suffer for it

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Two of the heavyweights behind some of Google’s most praised smartphone features have quietly left the company, with its camera expert and Pixel manager both said to have exited this year. The news comes as Google prepares to launch the Pixel 4a, a more affordable version of its Pixel 4 flagship, to take on Apple’s entry-level iPhone SE. Like the … Continue reading

Fortnite will release on PS5 and Xbox Series X at launch – and it's getting a visual upgrade

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Fortnite will arrive on PS5 and Xbox Series X at launch, Epic has announced. The news was revealed as part of the Unreal Engine 5 unveiling , which showcased gorgeous footage running on PS5. While Fortnite will launch on next-gen consoles in its current Unreal Engine 4 form, the game will be migrated to Unreal Engine 5 in mid-2021. This will make a difference to the game's visuals. "While we can’

Intel is reportedly giving Apple its best Ice Lake processors

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Intel is seemingly reserving its best 10th-gen Ice Lake mobile processors for Apple MacBooks in what could conceivably be a strategic move to keep the laptop maker happy, given all the talk – and very strong rumors – of Apple switching to ARM chips. At least according to a report by Tom’s Hardware , this is all tied up in an interesting change Intel has made to its chip listings, namely the remov

Google is giving Chrome users a way out of tab overload hell

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Google Chrome can now collect related tabs together in groups, making it easier to manage your browsing. The arrival of tabs in web browsers was both a blessing and a curse. While on the one hand it made it easier to manage multiple sites without having to have multiple windows open at the same time, on the other it also introduced people to the concept of having dozens of sites open at once. For

This PS5 demo is the most impressive look at next gen so far

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Summer Game Fest host Geoff Keighley had promised a mind-blowing demo for its second showcase held on Wednesday, and what he delivered blew us away. Instead of showing a new game, the showcase offered us our first look at Unreal Engine 5, the new game development tool that will be used on the next-generation of console and PC games that was running on a PS5 dev kit. The demo, which was only a few

What to Do If Your Brakes Fail While Driving

74Lifehacker / 4h
When I was in high school, my car brakes gave out on me while driving down a hill. My memories of the incident are hazy—I remember it as a few seconds that stretched on forever: frantically stomping on the brakes; my car coasting to a stop; me, hyperventilating for an indeterminate period. That incident is but one of… Read more...

9 signs a credit card isn’t the right one for you

The Points Guy / 4h
Here at The Points Guy, we immerse ourselves in the world of points and miles, knowing that credit cards, when used responsibly, can unlock an abundance of savings and a multitude of ways to travel. New to The Points Guy? Sign up for our daily newsletter and check out our updated beginner’s guide . However, just because a credit card packs mighty perks, it might not be right for you. We specializ

Meet the 13 startups graduating out of Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

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While the world feels paused, in some respects, new startups are still cropping up like usual. Today, 13 companies are graduating from the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, based in NY, with $100,000 each in funding from the accelerator. This is ERA’s 18th class, with the accelerator having launched more than 200 companies since its inception, which have collectively raised more than $500 mil

Unreal Engine 5 revealed with must-see PlayStation 5 demo

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While Microsoft has been slowly but consistently revealing new information about the Xbox Series X, we’ve been waiting on something particularly juicy about the PlayStation 5. We may have received that juicy reveal today with Epic’s announcement of Unreal Engine 5, which was put on display by way of a tech demo running on PlayStation 5. You can check out … Continue reading

Amazon Fire TV adds a Free tab featuring apps, movies, TV and news

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Amazon’s Fire TV platform now has its own rival to Roku’s popular free movies and TV hub, The Roku Channel. Today, Amazon introduced a new “free” section on Fire TV that makes it easier for customers to find free movies, TV shows, news and other content, across its apps — including IMDb TV and Twitch — as well as third-party sources like TUBI, Pluto TV, Crackle, The CW and others. The tab will al

FalconX raises $17M to power its crypto trading service

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Over the last few weeks all eyes in the crypto world have been glued to the halvening , a nigh-religious moment in the blockchain realm. Every once in a while, the amount of new bitcoin mined — distributed to miners, the folks with fleets of computers powering bitcoin’s database, or blockchain — is cut in half. Why does that matter? It slows the rate at which new bitcoin is introduced to the worl

Scientists Find New Evidence Europa Is Shooting Water Into Space

500+Futurism / 4h
Super Soaker A new study led by the European Space Agency (ESA) found new evidence that Jupiter’s moon Europa is indeed spouting plumes of water into space, suggesting the icy moon could hold vast subsurface oceans — which some researchers suspect could possibly harbor life . Astronomers have long suggested that the icy moon leaks water. Now, a new analysis of data collected by the ESA’s Galileo

Amazon launches faster Fire HD 8 tablets with more storage

86Mashable / 4h
Amazon has given its lineup of Fire HD 8 tablets an overhaul, complete with faster processors, more storage, and longer battery life. There's also a new edition built specifically for kids. Starting at $89.99, the Fire HD 8 comes with 2GB of RAM and a 2.0GHz quad-core processor that's 30 percent faster than it's predecessor. As for internal storage, you'll have the option between 32BGB or 62GB (w

OK Go releases emotional coronavirus music video to benefit healthcare nonprofit

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OK Go , the band known for creative, mind-boggling music videos, is back with an emotional new song and video that they recorded in quarantine. After their 2006 treadmill video for " Here It Goes Again " went viral, OK Go went on to wow fans with other elaborate executions, including a zero-gravity stunt , some intense umbrella choreography , and more. But the latest video, for a new song called

Underwater Drones Discover Battleship That Survived Atomic Blasts and Both World Wars

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The wreck of the USS Nevada has been located 75 miles off the coast of Hawaii at a depth of nearly three miles. It’s a significant discovery, as the battleship represents one of the most storied vessels in U.S. history, having survived Pearl Harbor, a kamikaze suicide attack, and atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll. Read more...

This $200 online guitar class from Udemy is now on sale for just $10

28Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: As of May 13, the PCMag Shop is offering a massive discount on Udemy's Complete Guitar System class — it's normally $199.99, but you can enroll today for a mere $9.99 (a 95% savings). This just in: No one's obligated to pick up a new hobby or tackle a huge project if they're stuck at home. While it's ( probably ) true that William Shakespeare wrote King Lear while he was in quarantine from

The missing links to grading Harley-Davidson’s EV pivot

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As Harley-Davidson rounds year one on its electric debut, we’re still riding in the fog on how to evaluate the company’s EV pivot. The American symbol of gas, chrome, and steel released its first production electric motorcycle, the LiveWire last fall. The $29,799 machine leads a future line-up of EVs planned by Harley-Davidson — spanning motorcycles, bicycles and scooters. The LiveWire started sh

Free cable TV: you only have until Friday to enjoy Sling TV's Happy Hour offer

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Sling TV and its Happy Hour have been pretty good to us of late. Keeping the nation entertained with a clutch of free cable channels every night between 5pm and midnight ET for the last few weeks. But finally, this handy little freebie is approaching its end. Come this Friday, May 15, the Happy Hour is over and cord cutters will have to find their streaming kicks from other TV streaming services

Fortnite is an Xbox Series X and PS5 launch title – but the magic comes in 2021

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Both the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 will have Fortnite at launch, Epic Games has confirmed, though it won’t be until next year when the real fun starts with the hit game. The company announced the release news alongside the unveil of Unreal Engine 5, its latest platform for next-generation games. As you’d expect, UE 5 is going … Continue reading

New Legislation Would Require Airlines To Refund Tickets When Passengers Choose Not To Fly

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Five Senators want customers to get their money back for trips they voluntarily cancelled, because we bailed out the airlines and because people need the money. Since this is proposed by 5 Democratic Senators in a Republican Senate, and two are potential VP nominees, the chances of passages are zero. Continue reading ...

How to Use a Vacuum to Clean All the Things

31Lifehacker / 5h
The great thing about a vacuum is that it’s so versatile. Want to get the daily detritus of life out of your carpets? Your vacuum is perfect for that, obviously. It’s also great for getting crumbs out of the crevices of your couch, sucking dust off the slats of your blinds and quickly cleaning coffee grounds off the… Read more...

Galaxy Fold price cut to “clear inventory” before 2 and 5G

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Several leaks of Samsung’s plans for the next generation of foldable display-toting smartphones suggest now’s the time to buy – if you’re not worried about having the absolute newest iteration of the tech. The Samsung Galaxy Fold 1 will apparently be sold on a significant discount with a slightly different title: The Samsung Galaxy Fold Special Edition. The difference will … Continue reading

This 65-inch 4K QLED TV is $1,000 cheaper at Best Buy for today only

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Best Buy's one-day sale is happening now with incredible deals on laptops, headphones, monitors, and most importantly, 4K TVs. Our top pick is the TCL 65-inch 4K TV that's on sale for just $999.99 . That's a massive $1,000 discount and the lowest price we've found for the QLED TV. The 65-inch TV is part of TCL's 8-series , which means you'll get a premium picture experience with brilliant colors

Multiple Models Predict 110,000 US Coronavirus Deaths by June

1KFuturism / 5h
Predicting the future trajectory and death toll of the coronavirus pandemic has been difficult, especially with different teams of researchers interpreting different data sets in myriad ways. That’s why scientists at University of Massachusetts Amherst built an ensemble model that combines eight of the most reputable coronavirus projections, WNYC reports . Unfortunately, as the model grows more r

Some Xbox Series X games won’t hit 60fps “performance target”

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Enlarge / This Assassin's Creed Valhalla screenshot is running at one frame per all of time (or 1 fpat). With the added power of the Xbox Series X, Microsoft has been touting 4K resolution gaming at 60 frames per second as a new console standard. In recent days, though, we've been learning that not all Series X titles will be achieving that standard. Back in March, Micro

PS5 is still on track to launch ‘this holiday season’, Sony confirms

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Good news, gamers. Sony has confirmed that the PS5 is still scheduled to release this holiday season, and won’t be delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Not yet at least... Working from home conditions and restrictions to factory operations has raised doubts as to whether PlayStation 5’s release would be impacted, but Sony has weighed in to alleviate any concerns that may be lingering in gamers’ m

How to Add a Co-Host to a Zoom Meeting

74How-To Geek / 5h
Hosting a Zoom meeting with a large number of participants can be tough. Adding a co-host to your session allows you to share host privileges, letting them take some of the workload like managing participants and screen sharing. Here’s how it’s done. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google Is Testing Emoji-Reactions for its Messages App

27How-To Geek / 5h
Google’s Messages app takes texting to a new level, with typing indicators, read receipts, and other live “chatting” features. Now, Google is testing emoji-reactions in its Messages app, a feature that’s already familiar to Facebook and iMessage users. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Review Geek is Now on Google News---Here's How to Follow Us

20How-To Geek / 5h
In the overall picture of this big ol’ internet, Review Geek is still a baby. We’ve been doing what we do for just a couple of years, and we’ve grown a lot in that short time. And today, we’re proud to announce another way that you can access our content: on Google News. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

"TV Chart" Tells You When to Bail on a TV Series Binge

32How-To Geek / 5h
My personal rule for television series is, nothing stays good after season seven (except Bob’s Burgers). But it’s hard to know exactly when to bail on a show after you’ve sunk in dozens of hours watching—is this just one bad episode? A few in a rut thanks to an annoying character? Will they turn it around next season? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google's New Nest Aware Pricing Makes Owning Multiple Cameras Cheaper

21How-To Geek / 5h
If you own a Nest Camera, you only get its most useful features by subscribing to Nest Aware. But you had to purchase a separate subscription for every camera, even the Nest Hello doorbell. That quickly added up, even on the cheapest $5 a month plan. Nest Aware’s new pricing covers all your cameras in one subscription. But the most affordable plan loses 24/7 recording. Read This Article on Review

The secret to why some people get so sick from covid could lie in their genes

300+MIT Technology Review / 5h
Some people die from covid-19, and others who are infected don’t even show symptoms. But scientists still don’t know why. Now consumer genomics company 23andMe is going to offer free genetic tests to 10,000 people who’ve been hospitalized with the disease, hoping to turn up genetic factors that could point to an answer. While it’s known that older people and those with health conditions such as d

2K Games is remastering the Mafia trilogy

Mafia Trilogy 2 May 19100+Engadget / 5h
Here’s something we didn’t expect to see: a remaster of the often-overlooked Mafia series. Publisher 2K Games announced the Mafia: Trilogy on Wednesday with a short teaser on YouTube and promised to share additional details on May 19th at 12PM ET / 9AM PT. The video doesn't show much, but what we do know is that you'll be able to buy the remastered trilogy on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC -- via

Behold the relentlessly optimistic silliness of the ‘AI Eurovision’ winner

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Around two-thirds of the way through “Beautiful the World,” a voice declaratively whispers, “The music of the Earth has arrived.” Created by the fittingly named Uncanny Valley, the three-and-a-half minute track bombards the listener with fragments of relentless optimism, coupled with nearly comprehensible inspirational phrases like, “Dreams Still Live in the Wings of Happiness.” If that all sound

VMware to acquire Kubernetes security startup Octarine and fold it into Carbon Black

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VMware announced today that it intends to buy early-stage Kubernetes security startup Octarine and fold it into Carbon Black, a security company it bought last year for $2.1 billion. The company did not reveal the price of today’s acquisition. According to a blog post announcing the deal, from Patrick Morley, general manager and senior vice president at VMware’s Security Business Unit, Octarine s

How will HBO Max beat Netflix? With all of these new TV shows

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Upcoming US streaming service HBO Max has revealed its second wave of programming that's coming after launch, this summer. And honestly, it's much more exciting than the launch line-up. More of its own originals will roll out across June, July and August, including its first original movie, An American Pickle starring Seth Rogen, which arrives on 6 August. Other originals coming in the summer inc

Inflatable e-scooter that fits in backpack unveiled

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Researchers at Tokyo University unveil a lightweight vehicle they hope will transform commuting.

Angela Merkel says she is 'pained' by Russian hacking

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Germany's chancellor confirms she was targeted by hackers said to be Russian military intelligence.

An early look at Unreal Engine 5 - it's epic

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If you ever wanted to experience graphics that sort of makes you stay in the virtual world of gaming, then watch the Unreal Engine 5 render which looks not just looks lifelike but also won’t let you come back to reality. Epic Games the company behind Unreal Engine has given us a sneak peek to the next generation of its gaming engine, Unreal Engine 5. This is the tool that brings those virtual mon

Facebook launches Avatars, its Bitmoji competitor, in the US

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Facebook’s Avatars feature, which lets you customize a virtual lookalike of yourself for use as stickers in comments and Messenger chats, is today launching in the U.S. Essentially Facebook’s version of Snap’s Bitmoji, Avatars were first introduced last year and have been since made available in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Canada. Based on early feedback, Facebook is also today expanding i

Researchers: Working Just 8 Days Per Month Could Help Fight COVID

300+Futurism / 5h
A team of Israeli researchers have an unusual new idea to help contain coronavirus infections: working in 4-day shifts, and then staying at home for 10 days, as Fast Company reports . “The idea is that people will work in two-week cycles,” Ron Milo, a professor of computational and systems biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, told Fast Company . The concept takes advantage of t

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power's Final Season Is Strong, Brave, and Damn Near Perfect

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In a post- Game of Thrones world , it’s hard to get your hopes up. Shows can spend years building toward something, only to let you down. It’s taken two years and five seasons to bring us to the end of Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power , and I cannot imagine a better way for it to go out. Read more...

Epic Games teases its new, nearly-photorealistic Unreal Engine 5

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Epic Games’ Unreal is already one of the most widely used game engines on the planet, utilized by game developers, advertisers and filmmakers alike. Fortnite wouldn’t be Fortnite without Unreal -- nor would Epic be worth $15 billion. Indeed, successive versions of Unreal Engines have defined their respective gaming eras -- UE3 dominated the PS3/XBox 360 era, UE4 drives the current PS4/XBox One ge

The best wireless headphones you can buy right now

100+Engadget / 5h
When it comes to wireless headphones, the over-ear noise-cancelling models typically offer the most comprehensive set of features we want. The best options combine stellar audio with powerful active noise cancellation (ANC) and other handy tools to create as complete a package as possible. Of course, some companies do this better than others. For this guide, we’ll focus primarily on the over-ear

MIUI 12 is being unveiled for Xiaomi phones on May 19, with a release date soon

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While Xiaomi phones run Android like most other smartphones, they have the company's own MIUI laid over the top for appearance and navigation changes. Currently MIUI 11 is the newest version that's available, but MIUI 12 has been anticipated for a while now - and Xiaomi has just confirmed when we'll see it. Xiaomi has sent out invites for a MIUI 12 launch event on May 19. This will be a digital e

Elon Musk's Tesla factory drama is mostly resolved

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You can't always get what you want, unless you're Tesla CEO Elon Musk and you bully state and local officials during a pandemic. Musk's Tesla factory in Fremont, California, will be allowed to resume limited operations next week, county officials announced late Tuesday night. Tesla will have to accept local police supervision to ensure social distancing, as well as other safety measures. The prev

How to Access Your Kid's Listening History on Spotify

Lifehacker / 5h
For parents wanting to keep a closer eye on what their kids are listening to in Spotify Kids , the app has released two new parental controls that allow you to access their listening history and block unwanted content. Read more...

Wednesday's Best Deals: Nintendo Switch Lite, Eufy P1 Smart Scale, Everlane Overstock Sale, Cuisinart Dutch Ovens and Fryers, and More

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A Nintendo Switch Lite restocking , a Eufy P1 smart scale , and an Everlane overstock sale , and a Cuisinart dutch oven and fryer Gold Box round out Wednesday’s best deals. Read more...

Wednesday's Best Deals: Nintendo Switch Lite, Eufy P1 Smart Scale, Everlane Overstock Sale, Cuisinart Dutch Ovens and Fryers, and More

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A Nintendo Switch Lite restocking , a Eufy P1 smart scale , and an Everlane overstock sale , and a Cuisinart dutch oven and fryer Gold Box round out Wednesday’s best deals. Read more...

Ask an Expert Your COVID-19 Testing Questions [Update: Ended]

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Update: We’re done! Join us at 1 p.m. Eastern for a live Q&A with Constantine Kanakis, who is here to answer your questions about all types of COVID-19 testing. Read more...

FBI and DHS accuse Chinese hackers of targeting US COVID-19 research

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In a rare joint public statement, the FBI and Homeland Security’s cybersecurity advisory unit CISA have accused top Chinese hackers of trying to steal U.S. research related to the coronavirus strain, known as COVID-19. The statement , published today, said that Chinese hackers “have been observed attempting to identify and illicitly obtain valuable intellectual property and public health data rel

Strengthen your piano skills with this Udemy course for less than $10

24Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: While social distancing, use your time indoors to work on your piano skills with the Piano For All course for $9.99, a 95% savings as of May 13. It's been a little over a year since Marie Kondo's tidying up method took over the world, but people are still following her tips — especially while social distancing. Spending more time at home has everyone either baking or cleaning so it's likel

Look out Game Boy, here comes the PlayStation 4

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With the current generation coming to a close, there’s a lot of interest in where the PlayStation 4 will end up in terms of sales. The PlayStation 4 is already one of the best-selling consoles of all time, as it joined the rather exclusive 100-million club last year. In Sony’s most recent round of financials, we see that PlayStation 4 … Continue reading

Remote coding jobs are everywhere. Here's how to learn Python for cheap.

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TL;DR: As of May 13, PCMag has the Complete Python Bootcamp course on sale for $9.99 compared to its regular asking price of $194.99. Twitter announced that most of its employees will be allowed to work from home permanently . This news solidifies the swirling predictions that a mass shift to working from home "forever" will be one of the ways coronavirus redefines normal . People who know how to

'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2' is now available for pre-order

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The Xbox Series X Has 60 FPS As 'Standard', But It's Not Guaranteed

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After Ubisoft confirmed today that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will run on the Xbox Series X at a minimum of only 30 frames-per-second, people are wondering what they can expect from Microsoft’s new gaming console. The answer is not constant 60 fps gaming. Read more...

Why Your Student Loan Coronavirus Forbearance Is Messing Up Your Credit Report

100+Lifehacker / 6h
If you have student loans, by now you surely know the good news: Most federal loans are automatically in forbearance until the fall. That means borrowers don’t have to pay, but student loan servicers still mark loans as paid on time. It’s a six-month free pass. Read more...

Can I get my deposit back if I cancel a cruise due to coronavirus?

The Points Guy / 6h
Robert Giordano is facing a dilemma. Months ago, before the coronavirus outbreak began, the 71-year-old retiree and his wife put down an $1,800 deposit for an August cruise in the Mediterranean. Now the balance is due, and he’s torn on whether he should pay it or just cancel the trip. “If I cancel, I can lose the deposit,” Giordano told TPG, noting that the line with which he booked, Celebrity Cr

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Can a Smart Watch Detect Covid-19?

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The notification popped up without warning just as I was syncing the Whoop tracker I was testing: The tracker had a new metric, respiratory rate. Truthfully, I almost ignored it. But the notification used the phrase covid-19, and my eyes widened. Read more...

How to Connect Apple AirPods with Mac

20How-To Geek / 6h
AirPods work seamlessly with the iPhone and iPad. But the process on the Mac is not at all transparent. Wondering how to connect and use your earbuds on your Mac with ease? We’ve got you covered. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Dell's Latest XPS Laptops Are Bigger, More Powerful, and Sleeker Than Ever

28How-To Geek / 6h
Dell’s XPS 13 is arguably one of the best Windows laptops on the market. But what if you need something bigger and more powerful? Well, get ready to say, “Dude, you’re getting a Dell.” The company’s new XPS 15 and 17 everything you love about the XPS 13 in a bigger and more powerful design. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

What Pandemic Scams Are People Falling For

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Fraudsters see opportunities to target us in these uncertain times. Here are their most popular schemes and how we can protect ourselves.

DOT Answers Key Questions About Flight Refunds

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We know that a lot of airlines have been playing games when it comes to issuing refunds for cancelled flights and significant schedule changes. Here in the US, the Department of Transportation is the governing body that oversees that. In early April the DOT clarified the policies airlines have to follow when it comes to issuing refunds, though many airlines still haven’t been obeying the rules. W

2021 Toyota Supra 2.0 vs 3.0 – The specs and a tough decision

SlashGear / 6h
Toyota’s new 2021 Supra is about ready to arrive, and it brought a more affordable Supra 2.0 version with it too. With more power from the 3.0-liter engine, and a new 2.0-liter inline-4 for a cheaper entry price, it’s an altogether more comprehensive line-up as the Supra carves out its niche in the sports coupe segment. 2021 Supra 3.0 For … Continue reading

These cheap 4K TV deals are available for as little as £250 this week

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Cheap 4K TV deals are offering some fantastic prices on premium resolution displays this week, with prices starting at just £249 right now . 4K is definitely becoming ever more affordable, and now that these latest price cuts are shaving even more off the cost there's no reason not to upgrade your HD set. So, if you're looking for crystal clear definition, razor sharp contrast, high-end audio, an

Robotic exosuits show ‘immediate improvements’ to walking speeds of stroke survivors

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A new small study out of Harvard and Boston University is targeting the use of soft robotic exosuits among stroke survivors. The aim is to demonstrate how such technologies could impact the rehabilitation of patients suffering hemiparesis, a kind of paralysis that impacts muscles and limbs on one side of the body. The results so far seem promising. Among the six patients involved in the study, wa

FeaturePeek moves beyond Y Combinator with $1.8M seed

100+TechCrunch / 6h
FeaturePeek’s founders graduated from Y Combinator in Summer 2019, which for an early-stage startup must seem like a million years ago right now. Despite the current conditions though, the company announced a $1.8 million seed investment today. The round was led by Matrix Partners with some unnamed angel investors also participating. The startup has built a solution to allow teams to review front

Amazon’s new faster Fire HD 8 gets USB-C and a Kids Edition

SlashGear / 6h
Amazon has announced a trio of new tablets, with the Fire HD 8, Fire HD 8 Plus, and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition coming in from under $90. Upgrading Amazon’s previous 8-inch tablet line-up, the new Fire HD models have more speed and faster charging, while finally upgrading to things like USB-C connectivity. 2020 Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire … Continue reading

John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer talk about their 'perfect' kiss on 'The Office'

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In Season 2, Episode 22 of The Office , titled "Casino Night," everything changed. After years of crushing on his friend and co-worker Pam Beesly, Jim Halpert decided to declare his love for her in the parking lot of Dunder Mifflin. Though Pam denied him in the moment, the two later shared a kiss during what remains one of the all time best endings of a TV episode . On the latest episode of the O

New Amazon Fire HD 8 and 8 Plus tablets launched as affordable iPad alternatives

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If you’re in the market for a new budget tablet then you’re in luck, as Amazon has just announced a new and improved version of the Fire HD 8, alongside an Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus, which is a totally new device from the company. With a starting price of $89.99 / £89.99, the new Amazon Fire HD 8 has an 8-inch 1280 x 800 screen with 189 pixels per inch, a 2GHz quad-core chipset, 2GB of RAM, 32GB or 6

Deliveroo criticized over ‘inadequate’ PPE provision and income support for riders risking coronavirus exposure

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UK food delivery giant Deliveroo has been called on to do more to protect riders’ incomes and safety during the coronavirus crisis. The ‘meals-on-wheels’ service couriers provide makes them key workers in a pandemic characterized by social distancing and ‘shelter in place’ lockdowns, is the key argument. More than forty MPs from across the political spectrum — including the former leader of the L

LeoLabs launches its global satellite monitoring and collision avoidance service

100+TechCrunch / 6h
LeoLabs has been building out its global network of space-scanning radars for the last couple years, leading up to today’s launch of its Collision Avoidance system, essentially satellite-monitoring-as-a-service. It should prove an indispensable asset to startups that don’t happen to have their own state of the art radar setup. Space is full of junk, and it isn’t tracked as closely as anyone would

How to Clean a Litter Box

83Lifehacker / 6h
The litter box. If you are a cat owner—especially if you have cats who seem to poop half their body weight daily, such as mine do—the foul rectangle inspires a particular sense of unease. Cleaning it is the task every cat owner dreads. This need not be the case. Read more...

Dell’s modern design comes to the XPS 15 and revived XPS 17

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With each new generation , we’ve heaped praise on Dell for its well-built XPS line of laptops, and it seems hard to imagine how the company can keep improving the series. This year, the PC maker is continuing its war against bezels by slimming down the chin below the display, showing off a new, more-modern design in the XPS 13. Today, it’s announcing the XPS 15, which has been redesigned to featu

Alienware's updated Area-51m laptop comes with AMD RDNA graphics

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Dell’s Alienware has unveiled new m15/m17 gaming laptops, an updated Aurora desktop PC and the latest desktop-class Area-51m laptop, now available with AMD’s Radeon RX graphics and a 10-core Intel CPU. First up is the 17.3-inch Area-51m (above), an upgradeable desktop-class laptop that you might call transportable rather than portable. It now comes with Intel 10th-generation CPUs, up to the Core

After a Decade Away the Dell XPS 17 Is Back, and the XPS 15 Has a Major Redesign Too

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Earlier this year, Dell refreshed the XPS 13 to great results , and now Dell is coming back to revamp the rest of its best line of laptops with the new XPS 15 and XPS 17. Read more...

Newly redesigned Dell XPS 15 inspired by popular XPS 13

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One of Dell's product shots of the Dell XPS 15. [credit: Dell ] Today, Dell announced a significant redesign to its XPS 15 laptop—which is now marketed primarily at creatives who perform tasks like video or photo editing—as well as a new XPS 17 model. The former is available today ; the latter is coming in the summer. Dell says the XPS 15 is slimmer than its predecessor and has a number of design

Alienware Area-51m R2 is Dell’s new highest-end gaming laptop

SlashGear / 6h
The Dell-made Alienware Area-51m R2 revealed today, May 13, 2020, is Dell’s highest-end gaming laptop. This machine works with an Intel 10th Gen Core S-series processors, and a choice between NVIDIA GeForce RTX Super graphics cards or AMD Radeon graphics. These laptops include “updated internal cooling technology” as well as 4K UHD display panels – all in a neat package … Continue reading

Dell, XPS, Alienware computer release dates and prices revealed for Spring 2020

SlashGear / 6h
Today we’re taking a look at a variety of Dell computers set for release in May, June, and “Summer” 2020. You’ll find the Dell XPS 15, XPS 17, and XPS Creator Edition ready to roll soon along with the latest refreshes and editions of the Dell G3 and Dell G5 for gaming, and Alienware computers of several sorts. On the … Continue reading

Didn’t get a refund for a canceled flight? Here’s why you should call back now

21The Points Guy / 6h
In light of the decreased demand for air travel, airlines have slashed their schedules and consolidated flights . To save cash, some have also made it much harder to get a refund for canceled flights. Though this violates the rules set forth by the Department of Transportation (DOT), carriers got creative in how they interpret ‘canceled flights’. In fact, on Monday, I reported about two U.S. carr

Dell's new XPS 15 and XPS 17 laptops have razor-thin bezels, tons of power

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Dell's XPS laptops have been among the best for years, but, until now, the 15-inch model had a very obvious sore spot: a massive bottom bezel. Now, with the updated XPS 15 and the all-new XPS 17, that issue is gone. (The XPS 13 was "fixed" with thinner bezels earlier this year .) Both laptops have very thin bezels all around, which means the 15.6-inch and 17-inch displays could fit in a smaller c

The first 'AI Eurovision' song contest winner was trained on koalas

99Engadget / 6h
Eurovision 2020 was unsurprisingly cancelled due to the pandemic, but AI has stepped in to fill its glittery shoes. Dutch broadcaster VPRO has just wrapped up a Eurovision-inspired AI Song Contest, with 13 teams from Europe and Australia training algorithms to become budding pop stars while experts judge their output. As BBC and Bloomberg point out, the results are a mix of surprisingly well-done

NASA’s SOFIA spacecraft makes new discoveries about Pluto’s haze

SlashGear / 6h
In 2015 the New Horizon spacecraft passed by Pluto, and one of the images it took showed the dwarf planet had a hazy atmosphere. New data is now helping to explain how the haze around Pluto was formed. Remote observations of Pluto have been conducted by the aircraft-based Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy or SOFIA. Those observations show the thin … Continue reading

The Time I Bribed A U.S. Border Officer And Brought Someone Into The Country Legally

25View from the Wing / 6h
I don't think I've ever told this story online before, but it was one that wound up on the cutting room floor at an online work social event where everyone had to share mischief they'd gotten into. I told a better story than this, also a travel story, that I'll write up for the blog later too. Continue reading ...

Uber’s attempt to buy Grubhub comes under fire

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Enlarge / Young man on a bike with Uber Eats logo delivering food in Bucharest, Romania, 2020 (credit: Getty Images) An attempt by Uber to build the largest meal delivery company in the US by buying its rival Grubhub has immediately come under fire from lawmakers, city officials, and antitrust experts. Uber and Grubhub, currently the second and third-largest US meal delivery companies by market s

Got a MacBook Pro 2014? Apple now considers it ‘vintage’: here’s what that means

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Apple has declared that a fresh bunch of its laptops from 2013 and 2014 have moved to ‘vintage’ status, which matters in terms of the support owners receive. As spotted by MacRumors , the following models are affected: MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2013) MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2013) MacBook Air 11-inch (Early 2014) MacBook Air 13-inch (Early 2014) MacBook Pro 13-inch (Mid 2014) It was expected that

With the CRV-backed Liftoff List competition and prize, student entrepreneurs get rewarded

200+TechCrunch / 7h
Justine and Olivia Moore, the twin investors behind the CRV-backed Liftoff List have long believed in the power of student entrepreneurship. The twin sisters were among the early architects of Stanford University’s student investment program, Cardinal Ventures , and even back then they’d noticed that it was hard for student entrepreneurs to get press and coverage for their companies without raisi

'A New Pandemic': Coronavirus Threatens Indigenous People in the Amazon as Fire Season Nears

300+Gizmodo / 7h
When the Amazon Rainforest burns, illegal loggers and miners are typically to blame. In the past, indigenous communities would patrol their lands every week or fortnight to find criminals looking to loot the forest. These patrols—usually made up of two to six men—deterred illegal land-grabbers from deforesting… Read more...

Robert Pattinson Just Blew Up Most of Your Tenet Theories

38Gizmodo / 7h
Matt Ryan really wouldn’t mind playing Constantine again in the new Justice League Dark show. The CW’s Superman and Lois has found its big bad. Neve Campbell’s still not sure if she’d be down for a fifth Scream , in spite of recent reports. Jordan Vogt-Roberts is still teasing his Metal Gear Solid movie. Plus, zombies… Read more...

Adding three more companies to the $100M ARR club

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. When we kicked off our series on private companies that have reached $100 million ARR, we didn’t expect it to last. Maybe a piece or two, but nothing more. Today’s entry should bring us past the 30 company mark. It was less than a month ago that we added eight names to the club i

Where to Stream The Weather Channel After You’ve Cut the Cord

How-To Geek / 7h
If you’re looking for a way to stream The Weather Channel without having to pay a hefty cable bill, these services will allow you to watch it right to your devices without hassle. Here’s how to stream The Weather Channel after you’ve cut the cord. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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

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Best Buy's gaming laptop deals have been something to behold in recent weeks and they've just launched another great one - this Acer Nitro 5 for $779.99 (was $879.99) . By knocking that $100 off an already decent price, they've made this 17.3-inch Acer the best gaming laptop deal for under $800 in one fell swoop. With a GTX 1650 graphics card, Intel Core i5-9300H processor, 8GB of RAM, and massiv

Cheap electric scooter deals offer price cuts on top models across the UK

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Electric scooters will be permitted on UK road from June 2020, so now's a fantastic time to check out the latest price cuts on top models. These cheap electric scooter deals are bringing savings of up to £80 to some of the best scooters on the market right now, with prices starting at just £299. That particularly cheap sales price belongs to the Segway Ninebot ES1, with a £60 price cut it's now u

CyberArk snaps up identity startup Idaptive for $70M

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Israeli cybersecurity company CyberArk has acquired identity startup Idaptive for $70 million in an all-cash deal. CyberArk is one of the shining stars in the Israeli cybersecurity scene before its initial public offering in 2013 saw it go public on the Nasdaq. To date, its share price has almost quadrupled. At the core of CyberArk’s identity and privileged access management technology is making

Loon signs deal to expand commercial internet service to Mozambique

68TechCrunch / 7h
Loon, the Alphabet -owned company that’s using stratospheric balloons to provide high-speed bandwidth to hard-to-serve areas without strong ground infrastructure, has signed a new deal with carrier Vodacom to expand its offering in Africa to Mozambique . This is the second commercial agreement that Loon has in place in the continent, and its close proximity to Kenya, where its first deal is in pl

Marvel’s Iron Man VR finally has a new release date again

Iron Man VR July ReleaseSlashGear / 7h
Many things have been postponed or canceled outright due to the COVID-19 pandemic but some things have already been delayed even before the coronavirus hit the global scene. Games, in particular, have been pushed back earlier this year or even late last year for many reasons, including quality of life for developers as well as polishing the game to their … Continue reading

FortressIQ snags $30M Series B to streamline processes with AI-fueled data

100+TechCrunch / 7h
As we move through life in the pandemic, companies are being forced to review and understand how workflows happen. How do you distribute laptops to your workforce? How do you make sure everyone has the correct tool set? FortressIQ , a startup that wants to help companies use data to understand and improve internal processes, announced a $30 million Series B investment today. M12, Microsoft’s vent founder launches VoteAmerica, a nonprofit using tech tools to help Americans vote by mail

200+TechCrunch / 7h
With November looming, the scramble to protect the 2020 U.S. election from coronavirus chaos is on. To that end, a small, skilled cluster of voting rights advocates are launching a new voter mobilization project. Called VoteAmerica , the new non-profit shares DNA with , the esteemed nonpartisan voter mobilization site VoteAmerica founder Debra Cleaver first launched in 2008 . VoteAmerica

Expel lands $50M Series D as security operations increases in importance

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Even in these trying economic times, there are some services that companies can’t do without. Having good security tools is one of them. Expel , a 4-year old startup that offers security operations as a service, announced a $50 million Series D financing today. CapitalG led the round with participation from existing investors Battery Ventures, Greycroft, Index Ventures, Paladin Capital Group and

Quizlet valued at $1 billion as it raises millions during a global pandemic

200+TechCrunch / 7h
As millions of students and teachers shift to learn from home in response to the novel coronavirus disease, modern-day flashcard business Quizlet has raised $30 million in a Series C round led by General Atlantic . Quizlet’s chief executive officer Matthew Glotzbach said that the new funding values the business at $1 billion, up five times from its last funding round in 2018. Quizlet’s total know

Amazon’s new Fire HD 8 tablets: Higher prices, higher specs, out today

40Ars Technica / 7h
The new Fire HD 8 comes in four colors—White, Black, Twilight Blue, and Plum. [credit: Amazon ] Amazon is updating its eight-inch line of Fire HD tablets today, including a Fire HD 8 ($90), Fire HD 8 Plus ($110—or $140, with optional wireless charging dock), and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition ($140). All three versions are available for pre-order today, with shipping beginning on June 3. Base model—Fire

Emirates Outlines Plans To Resume Flights As Of May 21

100+One Mile at a Time / 7h
Emirates will at least be resuming some regularly scheduled flights earlier than expected, as of next week. Emirates will fly to nine destinations as of May 21 It has today been announced that Emirates will resume regularly scheduled flights to nine destinations on three continents as of May 21, 2020. These destinations include: Chicago Frankfurt London Heathrow Madrid Melbourne Milan Paris Sydne

Virgin's best broadband and TV deal just hit a very low price...for a limited time

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When it comes to broadband deals , Virgin has been pulling out its A-game recently, throwing out market-leading deals left, right and centre. And after giving its best value plan a price drop, it has now taken it a step further. Invest in Virgin's Big Bundle and right now you will be paying £29.99 a month. Virgin says that's a price cut from £38...we remember it nearer to £32 but either way, it's

The Grim History of Counting the Dead During Plagues

200+Wired / 7h
In every pandemic since the 16th century, humans have debated how to tally death tolls. Now more than ever, we need to confront the messiness of the data.

Baratza Vario-W Review: A Grinder for the Serious Coffee Brewer

72Wired / 7h
This programmable coffee grinder is the ultimate setup for serious home baristas, as long as you prefer brewing methods that require finer grinds.

How to Throw a Karaoke Party on Zoom

One Google Video Zoom76Wired / 7h
You can use any videoconferencing platform to recreate the magic of a drunken night out—and it's a lot easier than it sounds.

A bare bones way to build credit: A review of the Indigo Platinum Mastercard

The Points Guy / 7h
Indigo Platinum Mastercard Overview If you have poor credit and are in extreme need of a credit boost, the Indigo card is worth a look. However, you’d likely be better served by other non-secured and secured card options. A potential annual fee and low credit limit hamper the usefulness of this card as a way to build creditworthiness. Card Rating*: *Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG’s ed

Logitech's latest security camera supports Apple HomeKit Secure Video

3KEngadget / 7h
Apple launched HomeKit Secure Video last year, designed to help protect the privacy of home surveillance systems. All well and good for those concerned about the security of the footage their systems capture, but not so much for those that want their pick of tech, since few third-party cameras support the platform. Now though, Logitech — a major and well-respected name — has launched a top-line s

Amazon's latest Fire HD 8 tablets boast sleeker looks and wireless charging

100+Engadget / 7h
Amazon is giving its Fire HD 8 tablet a significant overhaul, including a much-needed visual refresh. The new Fire HD 8 , Fire HD 8 Plus and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition still pack 8-inch 1,280 x 800 screens, but in a slicker-looking design — the bezels aren’t nearly as thick as they were in the past. They also share faster 2GHz quad-core MediaTek 8168 chips that are reportedly 30 percent faster, at le

Solar Opposites Would Like to Remind You How Patently Trash Humanity Is

200+Gizmodo / 7h
It’s better if we just get this out of the way now: Yes, Solar Opposites is an extremely Justin Roiland joint, but to call it a Rick and Morty knockoff is to miss the point of the show, which is to dunk specifically on humanity , rather than existence as a whole. See? They’re different. Ish . Read more...

The 15 best new true crime podcasts

200+Mashable / 7h
Here's the thing about being a true crime junkie: Despite the endless sea of new podcasts being released on a weekly and monthly basis, it's never enough. You've probably already exhausted the many lists recommending the best true crime podcasts of all time . But it couldn't quench your insatiable thirst for more murder, unsolved cases, and investigations into the criminal justice system. Luckily

Every Skype Keyboard Shortcut and How to Use Them

47How-To Geek / 7h
Get familiar with Skype’s unique keyboard shortcuts that will allow you to quickly change your settings, alter your interface, and control your communications. Use these hotkeys and become a Skype expert. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This is the Smartest Zoom Hack We've Seen Yet

100+Lifehacker / 7h
Leave it to a bored adolescent to come up with one of the most ingenious ways to appear “present” in a Zoom chat I’ve ever seen—especially if the chat is on the larger side and someone isn’t paying much attention to your webcam in the grid view. Read more...

Lucid shows off its Lucid Air beta prototype fleet

SlashGear / 7h
Electric vehicle manufacturer Lucid has announced that it has built more than 40 Lucid Air beta prototype vehicles. It also says that it is in the process of building dozens more and that each of the cars has a designated purpose in the comprehensive testing program. Lucid says that usually, these vehicles would be racking up long-distance miles on the … Continue reading

Telegram abandons billion-dollar blockchain project amid SEC probe

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Telegram founder Pavel Durov has announced that the company's billion-dollar TON blockchain platform has been called off due to the company’s ongoing legal tussle with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Telegram’s plan hit a wall after the SEC won a preliminary injunction in a US court against the two-and-a-half-year-old project. This stated that its Gram cryptocurrency cannot be so

The plates and bowls designed to stimulate your taste buds

56Mashable / 7h
Created by Teresa Berger, Beyond Taste aims to reconnect you with your food using the study of gastrophysics. The idea claims our perception of food may be influenced by more than just taste. The tableware resembles the natural environment of its ingredients and plays on what you see, hear, smell and touch to create what’s called a multisensory experience. Beyond Taste is one of the nominees for

Data From China Shows Air Travel Won’t Recover Quickly

22View from the Wing / 7h
Travel isn't returning quickly to China, and if you want to see what two months into our future looks like the Chinese experience is certainly one clue. So is the risk of continued flare ups in the virus, which will scare people even further away from flying. Continue reading ...

Alphabet's balloon-powered Loon internet comes to Mozambique

100+Engadget / 7h
Alphabet has announced that Loon will soon provide its balloon-powered 4G internet service to several regions in Mozambique. The company has teamed with local carrier Vodacom to serve the Cabo Delgado and Niassa provinces, two vast regions that currently have spotty or no internet coverage. Loon will soon have services in two African nations, as it recently launched in Kenya to improve communicat

Sony: PlayStation 5 release still on course even with pandemic

Sony PlayStation 5SlashGear / 8h
The PlayStation 5 release won’t be impacted by COVID-19, Sony has said today, with the pandemic and working-from-home conditions not expected to put a dampener on the current timeline for the next-generation console. The PS5 is expected to launch during the 2020 holiday season, but there had been concerns that the coronavirus could have derailed that roadmap. That’s not the … Continue reading

SteelSeries' Apple-compatible Nimbus+ controller has a 50-hour battery life

SteelSeries Apple 50 Hours92Engadget / 8h
SteelSeries has officially launched the Nimbus+, a follow-up to the original Nimbus wireless gaming controller for Apple devices. It retains the original controller’s looks with additional features that include clickable joysticks the capability to last for up to 50 hours. That’s 10 hours longer than its predecessor’s 40-hour battery life and probably the device’s biggest selling point for those

FinTechs join forces to offer financial support for small businesses

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Starling, the digital bank , and Funding Circle, the UK’s small business loan platform, have entered a strategic partnership to provide £300 million of lending to small businesses under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). Starling will lend through Funding Circle alongside other institutional investors, and will help more than 4,000 (based on the average loan size of £70,00

Vivo patents a bezel-less slider phone. Could it be the next Nex?

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Vivo is one of the pioneers of the bezel-less edge-to-edge displays, Every year, it showcases its strides in this direction via its concept Apex series, which eventually make it to the market as a part of the Nex series. A new design patent applied by Vivo in China might just be our first look at the next iteration in this design. First spotted by Gizmochina , an unknown Vivo phone was spotted at

How to Dock Slack’s “Mentions & Reactions” Screen to the Right Side Panel

23How-To Geek / 8h
Slack’s new look and feel has some features we like, but one small annoyance is that the “Mentions & Reactions” screen now opens in the main panel by default. Here’s how to dock it back to the right-hand side, where it used to be located. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

View of the Public Library and City Hall in Bay City, Michigan....

Music, Arts & Literature / 8h
View of the Public Library and City Hall in Bay City, Michigan. Printed on front: “Public Library & City Hall, Bay City, Mich.” Printed on back: “Made expressly for S.H. Knox & Co. Germany.” Handwritten on back: “Kindly for’d my mail to 101 Langton St., Bay City. Hattie M. Bernier.” Card is postmarked May 13, 1907. Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Are the days of flying domestically in a lie-flat seat over?

The Points Guy / 8h
Most people know what to expect when flying domestically in the U.S. If you’re ticketed in coach, your seat will probably have a small tray table and pocket. There may be a personal television and you might be served a drink and get a pick from the snack basket . Passengers at the pointy end of the plane typically have a bit more room and added recline , as well as an elevated culinary experience

Prepare Your Post-Quarantine Bod With a Eufy Smart Scale, Down to $29

Gizmodo / 8h
Eufy Smart Scale P1 | $29 | SideDeal

Stadia adds DOOM 64 to roster, puts NBA 2K20 on sale with a catch

SlashGear / 8h
Perhaps to assure subscribers and industry watchers, Google Stadia has seemingly doubled its efforts to bring new titles and features to the game streaming platform exactly when people need virtual worlds to escape into even for a short while. Its list of supported titles is slowly growing as is its list of supported devices and features across those devices. Stadia’s … Continue reading

RocketLab tests new hyperCurie engine that will power its deep space delivery vehicle

NASA Space Moon Soyuz100+TechCrunch / 8h
Rocket Lab is already in the testing phase for a new engine it’s building to propel its forthcoming Photon Lunar spacecraft, according to CEO and founder Peter Beck . Beck shared an image of the engine, called hyperCurie, undergoing tests conducted by the company’s propellant team. HyperCurie, as its name implies, is an evolution of the Curie engine that currently powers the third stage of the El

UK broadband 'is coping' with lockdown demand

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The UK’s broadband infrastructure has remained resilient during the coronavirus crisis, absorbing the additional demand caused by lockdown with a negligible impact on performance. Ofcom data shows that download speeds have decreased by two per cent during the lockdown period, while upload speeds have fallen by just one per cent. Restrictions on movement and activity mean that many people are usin

Coronavirus: Cyber-attacks hit hospital construction companies

300+BBC News - Technology / 8h
Separate attacks hit companies involved in building emergency hospitals in Birmingham and Yorkshire.

Airlines Won’t Enforce Mask Wearing Rules Inflight, But Most People Will Still Wear Masks (Thankfully)

View from the Wing / 8h
Airlines now require face masks for passengers to fly. But while they'll make announcements prior to boarding, and enforce the requirement at the gate, the major airlines say they won't enforce it to the point of diverting a flight is a passenger doesn't wear a mask on board. They'll still get a high degree of compliance, and that's important. Continue reading ...

Dave Filoni's Thoughts on The Phantom Menace Are Must-See Star Wars TV

5KGizmodo / 8h
Get ready to never think about The Phantom Menace the same way ever again. Read more...

The Timely Retrofuturism of UC Berkeley’s Virtual Theater

100+Wired / 8h
The student cast of 'Snowflakes, Or Rare White People' conjured a 23rd-century dystopia with 21st-century tech in a 20th-century format.

7 Great Bill Splitting Apps: Splitwise, Venmo, and More

88Wired / 8h
If you need to divvy up big expenses, these apps can handle the math—and the money.

Beware the Lofty Promises of Covid-19 ‘Tracker’ Apps

100+Wired / 8h
A popular symptom-tracking app made a splash for its surprising discoveries. But a deeper look at the data calls those findings into question.

NuraLoop buds deliver excellent customized sound in a portable profile

100+TechCrunch / 8h
I’ve been following the Nura story since the Australian startup brought an unfinished prototype of its first headphones to our offices four years back. When I finally had the opportunity to review the Nuraphones the following year, I put the noise-adapting headphones at the top of my list of 2017’s best gadgets. There was a lot to like about the product, which was clearly lovingly crafted, right

10 Great VR Games for Exercise

How-To Geek / 8h
We can’t always get outside or to the gym to meet our exercise quota for the day. But that doesn’t mean there’s no way to get your workout done from home, and if you’ve got a VR headset lying around, it can actually open the door to some great workout options. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

What Is Adobe Creative Cloud, and Is It Worth It?

40How-To Geek / 8h
Adobe Creative Cloud combines all of Adobe’s industry-leading applications in one service. Find out what a subscription includes, and who should use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Vizio Adds Even More Free Content to Smartcast TVs

How-To Geek / 8h
Hot off of adding 30 free channels to Vizio SmartCast TVs, the company now has more free content to watch. All in all, Vizio SmartCast TV owners will get ten new lifestyle, DIY, fashion, travel, and comedy channels ranging from Vanity Fair to Funny or Die. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to watch Capone online: stream the new Tom Hardy movie now

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Tom Hardy, the go-to guy for cinematic gangsterism, brings his unhinged A-game to Jack Trank’s new film Capone. It’s received a video on-demand release due to the Covid-19 situation, with plans for a theatre run at a later date. Want to see this bonkers new film now? We detail how you can watch Capone online from anywhere in the world. Directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle, Fantastic Four), Capone fo

Nuraloop review: Smart sport buds, elevated

75Engadget / 8h
Nura was an unknown entity when it debuted its first-gen, semi-eponymous Nuraphone headphones . The quirky, tech-filled cans had a design like no other and a spec sheet to rival most headsets at the same price ($399), plus its personalized audio feature. A year or so later, the company’s second headset, the Nuraloop ($199/£199), promised all the same personalized audio tech in a much smaller form

Which low-cost carrier should you fly? Comparing Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines

24The Points Guy / 8h
During the COVID-19 crisis, our team has temporarily ceased taking review trips. However, we have resumed the publication of new flight , hotel and lounge reviews, from trips taken before the lockdown. We have also been publishing a selection of our most popular reviews from the past year. We hope this will help you choose once we’re all ready to start booking trips again. Bear in mind that for t

Researchers believe salty liquids may be present on Mars

MarsSlashGear / 8h
Several observations on Mars have suggested that the planet might currently harbor liquid water. The presence of liquid water on Mars is a big deal because water is required for life as we know it. A team of researchers has published a new paper that suggests any stable liquids on the surface of Mars today wouldn’t be suitable environments for … Continue reading

Yakutia Airlines’ Flight From Russia To Anchorage

61One Mile at a Time / 8h
As an aviation geek, there’s nothing I love more than seemingly random flights that have an interesting story. There are way more of these than you might expect. A couple of days ago I wrote about Alaska Airlines’ new flight from Anchorage to Adak via Cold Bay , and that had me thinking about Russia. That also made me realize that I’ve never dedicated a post to what I consider to be the world’s m

Electric scooters will be road legal in the UK from June – but only if you hire them

400+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Electric scooters will be road-legal in the UK from June, but only if you hire them from a company running a pay-as-you-ride scheme. Scooters are a common sight on UK roads, but riding them anywhere other than privately owned land (with permission) is actually illegal. That's all set to change though; transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced that the government is going to 'fast-track' tria

Cycling to work? GoPro deals can save you big money on 4K action cameras

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If you've found yourself cycling to work this week, these GoPro action camera deals can save you some big money on recording your journey. Cycling cameras range from cheap models aimed at capturing the basic footage of your cycle, for accountability of those around you as well as your own enjoyment, all the way through to gorgeous 4K 60fps premium models. Whichever you're after, we've got the act

Rakuten acquires Innoeye for its push into 5G and communications services

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Rakuten , often referred to as the “Amazon of Japan” with extensive holdings in e-commerce and streaming media, has made an acquisition that will help it build up and flex a newer arm of its business: communications services. Today, the company announced that it is buying Innoeye , an engineering company based out of Herndon, VA, with offices also in India, which builds cloud-based solutions aime

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun trolled for using iPhone

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
There have been several instances where celebrities having brand endorsement contracts of a particular smartphone are trolled for carrying another brand when their pictures get leaked on Twitter. However, when the CEO of Xiaomi is caught napping with an iPhone, the game assumes a different proportion. And that's precisely what happened with Xiaomi China CEO Lei Jun, who is almost always seen usin

Samsung might soon launch a $1,100 version of the Galaxy Fold

400+Mashable / 9h
If the $1,980 price tag on Samsung's Galaxy Fold is too much for you (it is), and you really want a foldable phone, you'll be happy to know that there might be a far more affordable option coming. SamMobile reported Wednesday, quoting Display Supply Chain Consultants CEO Ross Young, that Samsung is going to launch a "Special Edition" Galaxy Fold in July, with a price tag of $1,099. This builds up

Smart glass manufacturer Click Materials inks major deal to challenge $1 billion-backed View Inc.

44TechCrunch / 9h
Click Materials , a Vancouver-based developer of “smart glass” has inked a major partnership with one fo the largest manufacturers of windows for the home, Cardinal Glass , as it looks to challenge the billion dollar-backed View Inc. Founded in 2016 by a University of British Columbia professor, Curtis Berlinguette, Click Materials has raised only a few hundred thousand dollars in seed funding. B

SirionLabs raises $44M to scale its contract management software

52TechCrunch / 9h
SirionLabs, a startup that provides contract management software to enterprises , has raised $44 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand and handle surge in demand from clients. Tiger Global and Avatar Growth Capital led the Seattle-headquartered startup’s Series C round. The eight-year-old startup, which was founded in India, has raised $66 million to date. The new round values th

Minneapolis-based Yardbird raised $4.4 million for furniture made from recycled ocean-bound plastic

28TechCrunch / 9h
The Minneapolis-based outdoor furniture brand Yardbird , which makes its wares in part from recycled plastic harvested from beaches and ocean-bound waterways, has raised $4.4 million in financing. Even heading into the teeth of a pandemic, American consumers won’t be denied their sustainably manufactured patio furniture. Yardbird, which closed the round in March, makes its furniture from recycled

AngelList wants to improve comparing VC fund performance with new metrics and calculator

60TechCrunch / 9h
There is immense opacity in the venture capital industry, and that has made comparing venture funds notoriously difficult. Traditional benchmarks calculated by groups like Cambridge Associates bucket VC funds into “vintage years” and place funds into quartiles based on metrics like IRR (rate of return adjusted for time) and DPI (or the amount of capital returned to limited partners against dollar

2021 Chevy Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) is reporting for duty

2021 Chevy Chevrolet TahoeSlashGear / 9h
Chevrolet released the first pursuit-rated package of the Tahoe in 1997. And now, Chevy released two special law enforcement packages of the 2021 Tahoe SUV. The Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) is engineered for patrolling and high-speed pursuits while the Tahoe Special Service Vehicle (SSV) is designed for towing and off-roading. “Tahoe is the most aspirational vehicle in the law … Continue re

Covid-19 fuels Adnoc to speed up its digital transformation journey

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Higher connectivity and connected workers will be the name of the game after Covid-19 for UAE’s largest oil and gas producer - Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc). Speaking to TechRadar Pro Middle East , Abdul Nasser Al Mughairbi, Senior Vice-President for digital at Adnoc, said that the pandemic has helped us to speed up the digital transformation and taught us how ”we can work remotely, moni

Dark mode finally arrives in Gmail for iPhone – here's how to enable it

Google Gmail Dark Mode28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Gmail dark mode has finally arrived on iPhone, letting you check your messages at night without straining your eyes. Gmail for Android received a dark mode option some time ago, and Google was so busy rolling out dark mode to other apps and services, it was starting to feel as though iPhone-owning Gmail users had been forgotten. But they hadn't. Google has now enabled the feature in the iOS versi

The Morning After: There's a new $500 'flagship killer' smartphone

87Engadget / 9h
Looking for the ideal midrange smartphone? Xiaomi spin-off Poco might have the answer with its new F2 Pro. This $500 handset has a 6.67-inch screen with no notches , holes or other distractions, a pop-up front-facing camera, powerful Snapdragon 865 CPU and all the other bits you’d expect from a modern device with no filler. Poco The only problem, of course, is finding someone who will sell it in

New data shows US consumers need to better protect themselves when banking online

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
A new study released today has found a large percentage of Americans currently do not take the necessary steps to protect their passwords and logins online. Financial crime prevention business FICO has released its Consumer Digital Banking findings as consumer reliance on online services grows in response to Covid-19. The study examined the steps Americans are taking to protect their financial in

Another new iPad Pro could arrive later this year, with 5G and super-fast speeds

81TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
When the new iPad Pro 2020 models were unveiled, some observers claimed they weren't that big an upgrade over the 2018 models - some camera upgrades, a slightly different chipset and mouse support were the main changes. But a new leak suggests a much more powerful new Pro model could also arrive this year. We've heard about this rumored iPad Pro before , and new information has come out that may

Why Humans Totally Freak Out When They Get Lost

100+Wired / 9h
People really do circle past the same tree over and over again—it doesn't just happen in movies.

How NASA Certifies New Spacecraft Safe Enough for Humans

500+Wired / 9h
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule will be only the fifth American craft to be rated for human spaceflight in history. Clearing NASA’s certification process takes years.

Do the new coronavirus credit card perks apply to authorized users?

The Points Guy / 9h
Many credit cards are now offering limited-time perks designed to encourage cardholders to use (and renew) their travel rewards credit cards — even if they’re staying at home due to coronavirus concerns . Issuers have announced the following limited-time perks: Limited-time perks for select Amex Membership Rewards, Delta, Marriott and Hilton cards Up to 5x on groceries for select Chase cardholder

Here’s why you still earn points on purchases made in a foreign currency

The Points Guy / 9h
Reader Questions are answered twice a week by TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Ethan Steinberg . While credit cards make it easy to spend money abroad, there are a few things you’ll want to pay close attention to. For starters, you’ll want to make sure you’re using a card that doesn’t charge any foreign transaction fees , and you’ll want to avoid getting scammed by dynamic currency conversio

Berlin’s Zenjob gets $30M to take its digital staffing service nationwide and beyond

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Berlin -based recruitment startup, Zenjob , which operates a digital platform connecting students with highly flexible temp jobs in sectors such as retail, logistics and hospitality, has closed a €27 million ($30M) Series C led by Forestay Capital. Also participating in the funding round: Redalpine, Acton Capital, Axa Venture Partners and Atlantic Labs. Prior to this round Zenjob, a 500 startups

Pasadena’s petcare financier Scratchpay now offers lending options for human health and wellness

48TechCrunch / 9h
Scratchpay , the Pasadena, Calif.-based provider of petcare financing plans, is now offering lending services for dental, optical and chiropractic care for humans in a broad expansion of its services. The expansion into human health and wellness was always on the company’s roadmap, according to chief executive John Keatley, but those plans accelerated as the company saw the cresting wave of the C

Twilio tapped for Zocdoc’s expansion into telehealth video consultations

64TechCrunch / 9h
Twilio’s video player will be used as the backbone for the new video consultation service that Zocdoc is launching for its customers today, the two companies said in a statement. As the COVID-19 epidemic reshapes healthcare in the U.S. more service providers are going remote with the delivery of healthcare consultations and encouraging entire generations of consumers to make the switch to virtual

Netflix’s first interactive sitcom: Good for laughs, deserves a better app

68Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / In Netflix's latest interactive special, you can tell Ellie Kemper to wield a bazooka. Seriously. It's one of many reasons comedy fans should endure the special's quirks and annoyances. (credit: Netflix ) Sixteen months after Black Mirror: Bandersnatch toyed with Netflix viewers , the streaming service is back with its newest live-action interactive TV special. This year, instead of a d

Airline Crews Told Not To Enforce Face Mask Policy

300+One Mile at a Time / 9h
Within the past week major US airlines have introduced a policy requiring all passengers to wear face masks or some sort of face coverings on flights. While the messaging seems strong, flight attendants and pilots are being told that they shouldn’t actually enforce this rule. Flight attendants told to inform, not enforce The way the new policy works, airlines are allowed to deny boarding to those

Spotify India users can now listen to Saregama’s entire catalogue

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Fans of yesteryear Indian cinema songs are in for a treat from streaming service Spotify India and Saregama, the country’s oldest music label. The label, owned by RP Sanji of Goenka Group of Companies, has finally licensed its music catalogues to Spotify India after a delay in inking the partnership. The entire music catalogue is available for users in the country spanning the complete luminous p

Windows 10 May 2020 Update looks like it’s on target for late May release

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Windows 10 May 2020 Update looks like it’s still on schedule for being released in late May, with the upgrade now rolling out to developers on MSDN. This is the final part of the pre-release deployment process, following the May 2020 Update being delivered to testers in the Release Preview ring, and subsequently being provided to PC manufacturers. How to work smarter from home with Windows 10 We

UCT student develops multipurpose UVC sanitiser

30Popular Mechanics / 9h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Twitter on iOS now separates retweets with comments and those without

Twitter One RetweetsSlashGear / 9h
For better or worse, social media has quickly risen up to be an alternate or even major source of information for many people. Unfortunately, these networks have not been able to quickly adapt to their newfound power, much less the responsibility they now bear as channels of news, information, and, sometimes, disinformation. Twitter, in particular, has been slowly changing to … Continue reading

5 Fun and Basic Electronics Projects for Beginners

28How-To Geek / 9h
So, you’re looking to get started with modifying your electronics or maybe even doing a few simple build projects. But you’re not about to assemble your own particle accelerator without tackling some simpler projects first. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

IBM Red Hat to build Bharti Airtel's 5G-ready cloud network in India

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Close on the heels of securing core network functions business of Vodafone-Idea in India, IBM Red Hat has also bagged a similar order from its close competitor Bharti Airtel to build 5G-ready telecom network on its open universal hybrid cloud. Under the terms of agreement, IBM Red Hat would build the new telco network to support core operations, and monetise its pan-India 4G network using new ser

Beats Studio 3 headphone deals see price cuts of $150 in Best Buy sales

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Beats headphone deals are bringing some excellent savings to Dre's range this week at Best Buy. You can grab the wireless, noise-canceling Beats Studio 3 headphones for just $199.99 right now, down from $349.99 . These cans were introduced way back in 2017, but their enduring appeal has kept them at the forefront of the Apple and Beats lineup. We're now at that perfect halfway point between premi

What Is a Man-in-the-Middle Attack?

200+How-To Geek / 10h
A man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack occurs when someone sits between two computers (such as a laptop and remote server) and intercepts traffic. This person can eavesdrop on, or even intercept, communications between the two machines and steal information. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Facebook, Instagram launch tools to help small businesses survive the pandemic

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In a bid to help small businesses stay afloat during this turbulent time, Facebook and Instagram have launched a handful of new features that allow users to promote and support their favorites. A digital gift card feature allows businesses to promote their gift cards directly through their Facebook Pages and News Feeds, and on Instagram by adding a sticker to their Stories or a button to their pr

Two New Cars, Designed From the Inside Out

100+NYT > Technology / 10h
Byton and Canoo offer radically distinct approaches to the way cars work for their owners. Canoo even does away with the idea of ownership.

UK businesses applying for government Covid-19 loans at increased risk of email fraud

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
An investigation released today from cybersecurity firm Proofpoint has found that 80% of banks currently accredited by the UK government for Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) loans could be putting loan applicants at risk of fraudulent email attacks during the application process. Only 13 out of the 64 accredited banks have implemented the adequate level of protection, which s

Google Meet video conferencing is now free for everyone – here's how to use it

Google Meet Zoom Free100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Google Meet is now free for anyone with a Google account, letting you make video calls with up to 100 participants without paying a penny. Previously, Google Meet was only available to businesses with a premium G-Suite account, but last month the company announced that it would be doing away with the charges and opening it up to everyone for free. The company has now announced that the rollout is

New rules for selling, buying and servicing vehicles in lockdown

34Popular Mechanics / 10h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Celebrity details stolen from law firm by Sodinokibi ransomware

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Intruders have stolen over 756GB of data from one of the world's top entertainment law firms that includes private correspondence, confidential agreements, and contact details of various celebrities. The hackers have now threatened to release the entire database belonging to Grubman Shire Meiselas and Sacks in case their undisclosed extortion demand is not met. Experts believe the company is faci

OnePlus 8 series’ manufacturing in India starts, to go on sale by May end

India OnePlus 8 May end36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The OnePlus 8 series , which went up for pre-bookings on April 29 on Amazon, will be available by the end of May, according to a statement by a top company executive. The series is being manufactured at the company’s Noida factory in India. A few days back, the sale date for the series was declared as May 11 on Amazon. The official didn’t mention the exact date but we expect to see the handset go

Oppo Find X2 series confirmed to launch in India soon

41TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Oppo Find X2 and Find X2 Pro are the company’s premium flagship smartphones in the X2 lineup. Oppo India, today, has teased the launch of the devices in India soon. Oppo India took the twitter platform to share the teaser of the Oppo Find X2 series. The teaser says “witness the Perfect Screen Of 2020 with a Billion colours and ultimate smoothness” which refers to the 10-bit colour rendering capab

Carphone Warehouse's iPhone SE deals come with a £80 voucher...but not for long

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
iPhone SE deals have now been available for a little while, flexing its affordability, powerful processor, and suspiciously iPhone 8 -shaped body. And if this is a device that has caught your eye, you might want to act fast; one of the best offers yet is rapidly coming to an end. See what all the fuss is about with our iPhone SE 2020 guide Or compare them to today's other best iPhone deals The bi

The First Shot: Inside the Covid Vaccine Fast Track

500+Wired / 10h
The very first vaccine candidate entered human trials—and Neal Browning’s arm—on March 16. Behind the scenes at Moderna and the beginning of an unprecedented global sprint.

Spatial's VR Meeting Rooms Are Now Open to Everyone

200+Wired / 10h
The virtual reality workspace startup is offering a free version for users. All you need a web browser.

Spatial goes free, aiming to become the Zoom of virtual collaboration

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Two years ago, we called Spatial's virtual collaboration platform "FaceTime in VR." Since then, the company has focused on corporate users who have access to pricey augmented reality headsets, like Microsoft's HoloLens and MagicLeap's. After all, who else would need to chat with colleagues in virtual space? Fast-forward to the current coronavirus pandemic, where many office workers are stuck at h

Zocdoc becomes a telehealth facilitator with new video service

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Zocdoc, the popular online directory of healthcare providers, is eyeing a new role. With the rise of telehealth services in the wake of the global pandemic , the company is launching a new tool that will see it play a more active part in connecting patients to doctors. It’s partnering with communications platform Twilio to launch Zocdoc Video Service (ZVS), a HIPAA-compliant telehealth video solu

How to watch the Survivor: Winners at War finale online from anywhere

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With its lineup of past champions, it' set to go down as one of the best seasons ever of the long-running reality show - read on to find out how to watch Survivor: Winners at War‘s epic finale, no matter where you are in the world. The latest run of the show is all set to wrap up with a marathon final 3-hour episode today - the longest in its 40 season history - with host and showrunner Jeff Prob

Windows 10 search is broken with an error that looks like a virus – but there’s a fix

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Windows 10 's search function has been notoriously wonky in recent times, and now yet another problem has now cropped up – possibly related to a recent optional update for the OS – affecting some users and leaving them scratching their heads. Worse still, the way this fresh search bug manifests itself makes it look something like a malware infection, causing folks to worry that their PC may have

Barbie to donate dolls to the kids of first responders

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Here's something nice for the children of first responders: Mattel, the toy company that produces Barbie, announced on Wednesday that it will be donating one doll for every eligible career doll — dolls that include outfits and accessories representative of particular jobs, like engineers or news anchors — purchased between May 14 and 17 to the First Responders Children's Foundation . The foundati

Lotus Evija can literally eat through the wind, and here’s proof

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Much has been said about the Lotus Evija, both good and bad. The Evija is every inch a megabuck hypercar and is Britain’s first-ever all-electric supercar. However, pundits say the Lotus Evija is too heavy, too complicated, and too expensive for its own good. But in a recent animated video, Lotus is highlighting the Evija’s biggest secret weapon, and it … Continue reading

The best Credit One credit cards

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You may be familiar with popular credit card issuers such as Capital One , Discover , Chase , Citi and American Express . But there are also some less well-known banks that issue credit cards. New to The Points Guy? Sign up for our TPG daily newsletter and check out our updated beginner’s guide . One such bank is Credit One Bank, which currently offers seven cash-back rewards credit cards . Some

Instagram brings new features to curtail online bullying

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Facebook-owned social media platforms have been going after cyber bullies in recent times. And as part of these efforts, Instagram has now added new features that helps users manage negative comments. It does so by giving users the controls to restrict who can tag or mention you on the platform. The launch of these features coincides with Facebook's Community Standards Enforcement Report that det

Call of Duty: Warzone has PC cheaters in its sights with new ‘security update’

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Call of Duty: Warzone is combating cheaters with a new security measure that will hopefully make life harder for those who want to spoil the fun for everyone. Aimed specifically at PC players - cheating tends to be more prominent on PCs than on consoles - developer Infinity Ward has added mandatory two-factor authentication for those who are using the free-to-play Warzone client. Oddly, 2FA is no

Made-in-India OnePlus 8 series to be available by month end

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The OnePlus 8 series, which went up for pre-bookings on April 29 on Amazon, will be available by the end of May, according to a statement by a top company executive. The series is being manufactured at the company’s Noida factory in India. A few days back, the sale date for the series was declared as May 11 on Amazon. The official didn’t mention the exact date but we expect to see the handset go

Your Google Home speaker is getting some fancy new controls

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If you have a Google Home speaker – or any compatible smart home device , for that matter – you may have noticed that the Google Home app isn't exactly the easiest thing to use. That's all about to change however, as Google prepares a complete redesign of the app, making the Home Settings menu simpler to use, whether you're controlling your smart speaker , smart lighting , or smart security camer

Smartphone recovery in China offers hope to industry

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Smartphone shipments In China rose by 14.2 per cent in April, giving the mobile industry optimism that the market can rebound once lockdown restrictions are lifted and that 5G can deliver the return to growth that was promised before the coronavirus crisis. As the initial epicentre of Covid-19, China was the first country in the world to impose restrictions on citizen movement and activity in a b

Xbox Series X frame rate in question as Microsoft passes the buck to developers

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Confusion reigns about what frame rates gamers can actually expect on the next-gen Xbox Series X console when it releases later this year – and the answer may disappoint you. We've heard much about the high-end capabilities of the hardware in the past few months, with talk of a benchmark of 4K /60fps gameplay and a new upper ceiling of 4K/120fps – or even a very unlikely 8K /60fps. But new inform

Sorry, contact-tracing apps are not coming to the rescue

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We've been primed to believe that technology will save us. Every year, new gadgets, apps, and digital tchotchkes promise to ease the burdens of modern life. Now, with the coronavirus having killed over a quarter of a million and counting, the latest hero riding in to save the day comes in the form of contact-tracing apps. Unfortunately for all who've pinned their hopes on this particular technolo

James Corden's Zoom staff meeting gets horribly awkward when game night comes up

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Poor James Corden. First none of his staff would laugh at his jokes over Zoom , and now this. In the sketch above, The Late Late Show host attempts to interview his colleagues about what it's like working from home — but it quickly become apparent that they've been having secret game nights without him. As with all of Corden's Late Late Show sketches , things escalate quickly from that point on —

Helping the Environment, One Small Sensor at a Time

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New York City nonprofits are using a cloud-based service from the start-up Temboo that helps monitor storm-water runoff and other environmental factors.

UK femtech startup Astinno, which is working on a wearable to combat hot flushes, picks up grant worth $450k

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London-based femtech hardware startup Astinno has picked up an Innovate UK grant worth £360k ($450k) to fund further testing of a wearable it’s developing for women experiencing a perimenopause symptom known as hot flushes. The sensor-packed device, which it’s calling Grace , is being designed to detect the onset of a hot flush and apply cooling to a woman’s wrist to combat the reaction — in a pr

History's great moments happened indoors, and 'The Late Show' can prove it

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Spending so much time at home can be tough, but when you think about it, there's been plenty of history that's been made indoors. "Man Who Dresses Like a Professor Paul F. Tompkins" is here to prove it to you. For a sketch dubbed "Great Moments in Indoor History" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert , Tompkins runs through some of the most significant events that happened inside. The signing of

Splashtop adds low latency 4K and 5K video streaming support

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One of the leading remote desktop services around today, Splashtop , has announced a potentially game-changing update for its creative users The enhanced package will now enable customers to stream to multiple monitors in 4K resolution, and even to iMac Pro Retina 5K devices. Splashtop expects this upgrade to make a real difference to video editors and 3D designers using CAM/CAD applications who

This digital measuring tape works by simply rolling across objects

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TL;DR: Take the tape out of tape measure with the Rollova 2.0 digital ruler for $76.99, a 13% savings as of May 13. As if you didn't already know, everything is digital these days. Seriously, think about it. From calling a cab to depositing a check, most of your daily activities transformed without you even noticing. Heck, you can even measure things digitally with this gadget called the Rollova

Design your dream home with this $30 architecture program

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TL;DR: Flesh out all the features of your dream home with Ashampoo® 3D CAD 7: Architecture Version for $29.99, a 62% savings as of May 13. With more time at home these days, you might have realized your current abode is a far cry from your dream home. We get it. You've dreamt of those floor-to-ceiling windows, French doors, and balconies overlooking the great outdoors since your days playing the

Create a video game similar to 'Portals' with this $25 online course

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TL;DR: If you can't find any game that seems worth playing, make your own. Enroll in the Make a Portals Clone in Unity 3D and Blender From Scratch course for $25, an 87% savings as of May 13. Once you've exhausted all of the usual self solation activities — cleaning, sleeping, binge-watching Netflix, exercising, crying, ect. — it may be time to try your hand at something new and exciting. Perhaps

Have you made the switch to steel straws yet? Save 35% off this set.

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TL;DR: Do your part to be more eco-friendly with a 4-pack of stainless steel straws for $12.99, a 35% savings as of May 13. It may seem small in the grand scheme of things, but one way to become more eco-friendly is by switching from plastic straws to reusable ones — like this Stainless Steel Set . Single-use plastic straws may not seem like a big deal, but when you consider the 500 million plast

Twitter institutes permanent work from home option

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Huawei Freebuds 3 with Active Noise Cancellation launched in India

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Back in September, the Huawei Freebuds 3 was announced along with the flagship Mate 30 series. While the company has not yet brought the new smartphone to India, it continues to focus on the accessories segment. The Freebuds 3 is Huawei’s latest audio product, and is part of its Kirin A1 -powered ecosystem. It brings a novel take on noise cancellation, making it the only open-fit TWS earbuds in t

PlayStation 4 sales pass 110 million

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Sony’s massively-popular PlayStation 4 has smashed another sales milestone. In its latest financial earnings , the company revealed that 1.5 million consoles — a figure that covers all configurations, including the PlayStation 4 Pro — in the three-month period that ended on March 31st, 2020. That brings lifetime sales to 110.4 million, a figure that’s just shy of the original Game Boy and Game Bo

93% of Chinese minors are now online

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Children and teenagers in China are hyper-connected and using the internet in ways that were unimaginable and inaccessible to earlier generations. As many as 175 million people under the age of 18, or 93.1% of the country’s underage population, were internet users in 2019, according to a joint report released by the government-affiliated China Internet Network Information Center and the Chinese C

Emteria, maker of industrial version of Android, raises cash from HTG and Runa Capital

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Emteria , is a startup that emerged out of the limitations of the official Android Open Source Project. AOSP just isn’t good enough to be used in industrial applications which means if industry wants to use it, the platform must be extended and customized. Some industries still use outdated platforms like Windows CE to power things like ticket machines, for instance. Emteria developed emteria.OS,

Over 16,000 people volunteer to be infected with COVID-19

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Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro: un Android barato que rivaliza con iPhone 11, Galaxy S20 y OnePlus

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Los celulares OnePlus — especialmente el OnePlus 8 — siguen incrementando su precio y su corona como asesino de flagships se empieza a desvanecer. El Poco F2 Pro — la secuela del popular Poco F1 — podría ser el nuevo rey de los celulares a buen precio con prestaciones que compiten con los grandes celulares de Apple, Samsung, Huawei o la propia Xiaomi, que es la dueña de la marca Pocophone. Ahora

Ghost of Tsushima is about to get an extended gameplay reveal – here's when

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Sony has announced a new State of Play episode for tomorrow (May 14) that will focus on the upcoming PS4 exclusive, Ghost of Tsushima . The episode will provide an extended look at developer Sucker Punch’s open-world epic, which is coming to PS4 on July 17 after a small delay . The show kicks off at 1pm PT/4pm ET/9pm BST, and you can watch the broadcast on either Twitch or YouTube . Clocking in a

Social media group admins liable for illegal sales of alcohol, cigarettes

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An affordable 5G Redmi smartphone is in the works

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Redmi is soon expected to launch a new 5G smartphone powered by MediaTek Dimensity 800 chipset in China. The news was confirmed by Lu Weibing, General Manager of Redmi himself on microblogging platform Weibo. Redmi is an independent brand in China which branched out of Xiaomi last year. Since then, Redmi has announced four new devices in the K30 series that includes the latest K30 Racing Edition

Virgin Media broadband seeing issues across UK

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UPDATE: A Virgin Media spokesperson told TechRadar Pro that, “Our broadband services are running as normal - there is no widespread issue with our network. If customers are experiencing individual connectivity issues they can contact our customer service team for assistance.” Customers across the