Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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The 'Snyder Cut' of Justice League Is Being Released

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Some fans demanded it, we’ve all debated it , and now it’s finally happening. On Wednesday, Warner Bros. announced that a new cut of Justice League , one approved and finished by Zack Snyder, will be released on its upcoming streaming service, HBO Max. Read more...

Facebook takes on Amazon with online shopping venture

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Enlarge / The Facebook app displayed on the screen of an iPhone. (credit: Fabian Sommer | picture alliance | Getty Images ) Facebook is hoping that its 2.6 billion users will begin shopping on its platform, as it unveiled a service that puts it in direct competition with Amazon and eBay. “Facebook Shops” will allow sellers to create digital storefronts on Facebook or Instagram, the company said o

'Schitt's Creek' star Dan Levy has convincing message for people refusing to wear face masks

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Dan Levy talks a lot of sense. In a video posted on Twitter, the Schitt's Creek creator and star had a message for people who are actively not wearing masks because "they perceive it to be an infringement on their freedom." He began by stating he could understand the frustration at being told what to do, and proposed a "recontextualisation" of the act of wearing a mask. "Imagine seeing it not as


Founder Collective barrels forward, closing its fourth and newest fund with $85 million

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Founder Collective , a seed-stage fund formed 11 years ago in Cambridge, Ma., has closed its newest fund with $85 million. Earlier today, we talked with the firm’s general partners — Eric Paley, David Frankel, Micah Rosenbloom — to learn more about it. Among our first questions: whether the three are themselves the largest investors in the new vehicle, as was the case with the firm’s third fund,

Peter Dinklage and Jason Momoa Are Teaming Up for a Vampire-Themed Buddy Comedy

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Though there’s no Game of Thrones reunion special scheduled anytime soon, HBO alums Peter Dinklage and Jason Momoa are about to partner up for a different sort of adventure involving conniving warriors trying to murder each other for personal gain. This time, though, the story’s going to involve Draculas and the… Read more...

OnePlus McLaren Editions are no more

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Up until recently, OnePlus’ selection of smartphones per year has been more or less straightforward and simple. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t diverge from time to time to make special editions of those phones. Its most consistent special edition, however, has been its souped-up McLaren Editions since 2018. Now it seems that it will no longer be the case this … Continue reading

Jammy's new MIDI guitar can control all your virtual instruments

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Since the MIDI standard was released in the early ‘80s, plenty of musicians have wanted to control electronically-generated sounds with a guitar. Goofy attachments have come and gone, and last year’s Jammy -- a stringed MIDI controller that can be played like a typical axe -- didn’t move the meter. The company behind the Jammy wants to give it another go, though, and it seems like the new model -

Zack Snyder's Justice League re-cut headed for HBO Max

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The announcement comes a week ahead of the launch of the new HBO streaming service.

Galaxy Book S laptop will ditch ARM processor for Intel

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It’s definitely understandable if you’ve forgotten or don’t even know what the Galaxy Book S is. Announced back in August 2019 but made available only in January, the laptop is one of if not the only Windows 10 on ARM device that Samsung has ever made. It might be the last one it makes as well if this recent sighting … Continue reading

Xperia 1 II US pre-order begins with two big questions

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Sony is far from done with the smartphone market and, unlike HTC, actually managed to put out a flagship phone this year. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the Xperia 1 II will give the likes of the Galaxy S20 a run for their money but at least it exists. Soon, it will also be in the US market … Continue reading

NASA OSIRIS-REx mission asteroid touchdown date bumped to October

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NASA’s ambitious OSIRIS-REx mission, which aims to collect a physical sample from the asteroid Bennu, finally has a date for the first touchdown attempt. Later this year, according to the space agency, its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will touchdown at a previously determined location, collect some sample materials from the asteroid’s surface, then return to space, eventually bringing that sample back t

'Serious Sam 4' arrives on PC and Stadia in August

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You won’t have to wait too much longer for a Serious Sam revival . Croteam and Devolver Digital have announced that Serious Sam 4 will be available on PC and Google Stadia sometime in August. Consoles will be a no-show at launch due to a Stadia exclusive, Devolver told Kotaku . However, the publisher told Engadget that PlayStation and Xbox versions should arrive in early 2021. As for the mechanic

Samsung Galaxy Book S with Intel Lakefield leaked by... Samsung

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The Samsung Galaxy Book S with the Intel Lakefield CPU appears to finally be on its way, according to a new leak, and it's apparently been outed by... Samsung itself. The Book S with an Intel Lakefield Core i5-L16G7 chip was spotted on the Samsung Canada online store, according to NotebookCheck . It backs up a Hexus report from October that first claimed Samsung was making an Lakefield model of i

Billions of Bluetooth-connected devices impacted by new BIAS weakness

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A group of academic researchers have discovered a new vulnerability in the Bluetooth wireless protocol that affects almost all Bluetooth enabled devices. The vulnerability, which they have decided to refer to as Bluetooth Impersonation AttackS (BIAS), impacts the classic version of the Bluetooth protocol that is used by low power devices to transfer data and is commonly referred to as Bluetooth C

Coronavirus: Tinder boss says 'dramatic' changes to dating

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Elie Seidman discusses the impact of coronavirus and how his dating app will react.

I Love My Logitech G915 Keyboard, and I'd Love It Even More Were It Not for the Software

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Ella's First Rabbit Is a Perfect Vibrator for Beginners (and for Lazy People lol)

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NFL Player Sues United Over Inflight Sexual Harassment and Assault

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Usually onboard harassment involves a creepy guy and alcohol. This time onboard harassment involved alcohol and a creepy girl. Maybe that only happens, or at least happens most often, when the victim plays in the NFL. Continue reading ...

Sphero startup will make robots for government and first responders

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Sphero, the company best known for its BB-8 toy robot, has announced the successful spin-off of its Company Six into a startup that will make robots for the government, military use, and more. Company Six will operate as an independent company, according to Sphero, which says that it will also work on artificial intelligence-based software designed for customers ‘who work … Continue reading

Virgin Orbit's first launch demo takes place this weekend

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Virgin Orbit is finally ready to try a proper launch demo . The spaceflight outfit now expects the launch demo mission to take place on either May 24th or May 25th between 1PM and 5PM Eastern each day. If there’s enough of a launch window, the Cosmic Girl carrier aircraft will release LauncherOne over the Pacific, where the rocket will fire its engine in mid-air for the first time. It will sustai

This definitely isn't the Apple Watch 6, but it is a gorgeous fan-made concept

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There are enough Apple Watch 6 leaks and rumors out there that we expect a fresh iPhone-compatible smartwatch in 2020. But, no , we didn't just see it in a new video. A clever fan-made concept video titled 'Introducing Apple Watch Series 6' is making the rounds on YouTube right now, and while this Concepts iPhone creation isn't the actual Apple Watch 6, it is worth your 60 seconds. Just temper yo

The NTWRK, the Live Nation-backed shopping app for Gen Z, is launching a virtual festival

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SXSW may be cancelled, but the commodification and commingling of multinational corporations and youth and street culture is assured to be alive and well in the COVID-19 era thanks to events like TRANSFER, the new virtual festival from NTWRK — GenZ’s answer to the Home Shopping Network. The FootLocker, Live Nation, and Main Street Advisors-backed company is working with Edison Chen and his 3125c

Challenging the cloud oligarchy: a Q&A with Backblaze

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The days of backing up important files and documents on multiple hard drives for redundancy are a thing of the past as cloud backup has become increasingly affordable. However, choosing a cloud storage and backup provider can often be daunting for users who are unsure of whether they want to sync, store or backup their files. For too long, the cloud storage market has been dominated by tech giant

Fortnite’s new Infiltration game mode tasks players with finding intel

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Epic released Fortnite version 12.60 in the early morning hours (for players in the Eastern Time Zone, at least), adding bug fixes and a number of other changes. One of the additions is a new Spy Game called ‘Operation: Infiltration,’ which requires players to team up and collect intel from the opposing team while protecting their own assets. The espionage … Continue reading

The Makers of Disney’s BB-8 Toy Are Now Making Robots for Cops

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BB-8, the spherical orange and white robot that makes whirring noises as cute as kitten purrs doesn’t exactly seem cut out for use in a police force or military. It’s a great toy, but not designed for detonating bombs, sniffing drugs, or whatever else those agencies use robots for. But Sphero, an educational STEM toy… Read more...

Save Big on Laptops, Desktops, and Printers During the HP Memorial Day Sale

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Coronavirus claims a major NYC hotel as occupancy rates rise slowly

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The hotel industry in the U.S. is in the midst of a slow, but steady recovery as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the nations of the world. The slow tick upward for hotels comes from data released by STR — a firm that compiles market data, analytics and benchmarking for the global hospitality industry — for last week, May 10–16, 2020. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your i

How to watch The Masked Singer finale online - stream it tonight live from anywhere

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The Masked Singer has been flying the flag for protective facial coverings long before it was considered a public transport necessity - and now the hit singing competition is about to crown a new winner in the US. Here's how to watch The Masked Singer live tonight and stream the finale of season 3 from anywhere in the world. Please be aware that spoilers for The Masked Singer season 3 exist below

AT&T Will Finally Abandon Its Bullshit 5G E Branding (Sort of)

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AT&T’s use of 5G E to disguise what is really just 4G LTE has been bullshit since the beginning , and after other carriers complained and a lengthy review process by the National Advertising Review Board, AT&T will finally a stop using its misleading branding. Well, sort of. Read more...

Sphero spins off a new company to make robots for police, military use

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Sphero, the company behind robotic toys like the BB-8 robot and educational robotics kits, announced today that it’s spinning its public safety division into a new company, dubbed Company Six . It plans to commercialize robots and AI software for first responders, government, defense and “those who work in dangerous situations.” While Sphero didn’t say that Company Six will make robots for police

Save over $100 on laptop deals at Lenovo's Memorial Day sale 2020

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Memorial Day is almost here and to celebrate Lenovo is giving us a sneak peek sale with early doorbuster deals throughout its site. Lenovo's Memorial Day sale includes over $1,000 in savings on best-selling laptops, webcams, desktops, and more. Our top sale picks include a massive $1,230 discount on the ThinkPad X280 and can save over $1,000 on the ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 Laptop when you apply cou

New Microsoft Teams update will be a godsend for developers

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Microsoft Teams has seen extensive growth during the pandemic and the video conferencing tool has now surpassed 75m daily active users which is why Microsoft wants to make it easier for business developers to create apps for the service. At its virtual Build 2020 developers conference, the software giant announced a number of new features and integrations that are coming to Teams soon. The new Vi

Scribd announces a perks program, giving its subscribers access to Pandora Plus, TuneIn Premium and more

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E-book and audiobook subscription service Scribd has been actively embracing and experimenting with bundling over the past couple of years, creating joint offers with The New York Times and with Spotify and Hulu . Today it announced a slightly different take on the idea with Scribd Perks . These perks give Scribd’s paying subscribers (the service costs $8.99 per month) access to a number of addit

Ask Mechanic Shop Femme: How Do I Save Money at the Pump and Should I Buy 'Better' Gas?

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We all want to take care of our cars to the best of our ability. While fuel costs are currently low across the United States, they will rise eventually. With so many Americans out of work, saving money wherever possible is more essential now than ever. What steps can you take to save money at the pump? Should you… Read more...

YouTube mobile app can now tell you when it’s time for bed

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If you’ve ever fallen down the YouTube rabbit hole, you’ve likely experienced the rapid passing of time as you jump from video to video, failing to notice how late it is getting. The company previously introduced a ‘take a break’ reminder to help deal with binge-watching and now it is back with a similar tool, one made to help with … Continue reading

COVID-19 contact tracing hits Apple devices with iOS and iPadOS 13.5

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Enlarge / The iPhone 11. (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple released iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 for iPhones, iPods, and iPads today. They went live alongside minor software updates for Apple TV and HomePod devices. The iOS update mainly adds new health-related features—most notably the much-discussed Exposure Notification API that was co-developed with Google to help local, regional, and national governme

Need a new video game? This code will save you on Xbox gift cards.

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TL;DR: As of May 20, you can save 10% on $25 and $50 Xbox gift cards at Dell by entering the coupon code GAME10 during checkout. People have come up with a lot of creative ways to connect amid social distancing restrictions, from Zoom weddings to FaceTime dates , but having a conference call over Red Dead Online (see below) is truly a galaxy-brain move. Zoom sucks, we started having editorial mee

Airlines see uptick in summer bookings. Will it last?

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Are Americans ready to take to the skies this summer? Airlines are seeing an uptick in bookings that could be a sign of improving confidence among travelers eager to get out again and take advantage of some the most-flexible airline change-fee policies in a generation. On Tuesday, American Airlines , Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines all reported slightly more passengers on

Ancient DNA From Siberia Provides Oldest Genetic Link to Native Americans

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A 14,000-year-old genome scraped from a prehistoric tooth found in southern Siberia is now the oldest known connection linking living Native Americans to North America’s first migrants. Read more...

HBO Max Just Got a Lot More Compelling for Nerds

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HBO Max, the super-packed streaming product that launches next week, is doing a pretty good job at positioning itself as a streaming service for nerds—including by ensuring that it’s available across multiple gaming consoles on launch day. Read more...

This Bionic Eye Is Better Than a Real One, Scientists Say

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Researchers say they’ve created a proof-of-concept bionic eye that could surpass the sensitivity of a human one. “In the future, we can use this for better vision prostheses and humanoid robotics,” researcher Zhiyong Fan, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, told Science News . The eye, as detailed in a paper published in the prestigious journal Nature today, is in essence a thr

Acting U.S. Spy Chief Questioned Over Warrantless Capture of Americans' Web Browsing History

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U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, the sponsor of a recent amendment to stop the FBI from capturing Americans’ search and web browsing histories without a warrant, is now asking the nation’s top spy ( acting ) to disclose whether his office has accurately reported on such activities, which the law seemingly requires. Read more...

AT&T says it will drop '5G Evolution' branding after backlash

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AT&T has insisted on labeling its upgraded LTE network as “5G Evolution” despite criticism (including from Engadget parent company Verizon), but it’s changing its tune now that it’s facing greater industry pressure. The carrier told Engadget that it “will comply” with a recommendation to discontinue the 5G Evolution branding from the National Advertising Review Board, a BBB-run body that serves a

Twitter reply settings are a nice idea that misses the point

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Twitter will allow uses to limit replies to their tweets, in the company’s latest – and seemingly flawed – attempt to limit harassment on the social network. The new setting, which is rolling out to select users from today, will add reply settings when users tweet, which can at their most strict cut down on all replies completely. “Twitter is … Continue reading

Oscar Munoz’s Disappointing Legacy At United Airlines

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Munoz showed promise for United early on but missteps and his choice of airline President did in his legacy. Continue reading ...

How to Keep Your Work and Personal Browsing Separate on Edge Chromium

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Edge Chromium received several new features in its most recent update , and one of the slickest additions is automatic profile switching. If a user has multiple Microsoft accounts signed into Edge, the browser will now ask if you want to change to a different profile when visiting new websites or opening external… Read more...

The Laziest Way to Decorate Is With Pillows and Wayfair Lets You Do It for Less

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Decorative Pillow and Blanket Sale | Wayfair

Tulsa Dresses Up Their Big Creepy Statue To Look Like Big Creepy Elon Musk In Hopes Of Getting The Cybertruck Mill

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Ever since Elon Musk introduced the radical-looking electric Tesla Cybertruck late last year by smashing its windows in front of a crowd , one thing has been certain: Tesla will have to build them if they want to sell them. I did the math, it’s true. Tesla is planning on building the Cybertruck in an all-new Cybertruck… Read more...

Hims & Hers launch Spanish language telemedicine services

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Hims & Hers , the startup focused on providing access to elective treatments for things like hair loss, skin care and erectile disfunction and online telemedicine services, is expanding its services to include a Spanish language option, the company said. After Mexico, the U.S. has the second-largest Spanish speaking population in the world, with an estimated 41 million U.S. residents speaking Spa

Covid-19 Has Cut the Life Expectancy of New Yorkers by 5 Years, Report Estimates

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A report released Wednesday provides some early insight into the damage covid-19 has already wrought on one of the hardest-hit regions: New York City. It concludes that the first wave of the outbreak has shaved five years off the life expectancy of NYC residents. Read more...

Democratic senators flag Uber’s possible Grubhub deal over antitrust concerns

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In a new letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, a group of Democrats in the Senate urge regulators to “closely monitor the negotiations” between Uber and Grubhub and to initiate an antitrust investigation if a rumored deal between the two companies comes to pass. In a letter signed by Senators Amy Klobuchar, Patrick Leahy, Richard Blumenthal and Cory Booker, th

LEGO Super Mario Power-Up Packs give Mario a makeover

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Earlier this year, Nintendo and LEGO revealed that they’re teaming up to make Super Mario-themed LEGO sets. The companies started by revealing the LEGO Super Mario Starter Set, following that up by announcing two expansion sets – one of which features Bowser. Now, before any of those sets have actually released, LEGO and Nintendo have revealed four additional Power-Up Packs. … Continue reading

Astronomers: Ancient “Wolfe Disk” Should Never Have Existed

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Astronomers say that a massive disk galaxy from the ancient universe, known as the “Wolfe Disk,” should never have existed. “Most galaxies that we find early in the universe look like train wrecks because they underwent consistent and often ‘violent’ merging,” Max Planck Institute for Astronomy researcher Marcel Neeleman said in a statement . “These hot mergers make it difficult to form well-orde

With BuzzFeed’s new feature, you can take a Quiz Party with friends

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It’s been a rough couple months for BuzzFeed (and media in general ), but the company is still releasing fun new features. Today’s addition offers a new, more social take on the quizzes that the site is known for. Instead of taking a quiz on your own and then sharing the results on social media (or simply thinking to yourself, “That’s right, I am a total Samantha” and moving on with your life), y

Give Your Room a Better View With up to $25 off These Ameriwood TV Stands on Amazon

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Zack Snyder’s Directors Cut Justice League release official – for HBO Max

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It would appear that Zack Snyder’s version of the movie Justice League will finally see the light of day. Announced today by Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Media, #ReleaseTheSnyderCut will be released in the year 2021, in full. Snyder made the news public this morning during a live commentary of the Superman movie Man of Steel. “I want to thank … Continue reading

How to Successfully Fly Standby

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Think back to the last time you were in an airport, waiting for your plane to board. (Remember airports? Remember flying?) You may have noticed a TV screen above the gate counter filled with a list of passenger names and heard a flight attendant calling those same names over the intercom. Those were the names of… Read more...

8 Things We Liked About the Final Season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (and 3 We Didn't)

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The final season of Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power has arrived, and overall it’s a great end to the story of Adora, Catra, and everyone else. But that doesn’t mean it’s totally perfect. Read more...

Citi American AAdvantage Business Card Review (2020)

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CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® 2x miles on eligible AA purchases free checked bag no foreign transaction fees Annual Fee: $99, waived for first 12 months Apply Now Citi is an advertising partner of OMAAT In this post I wanted to take a detailed look at the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® , which has an exceptional limited time welcome

Did you know there’s a no-annual-fee Sapphire card?

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and its ultra-premium sibling, the Chase Sapphire Reserve , are two of the most popular rewards credit cards on the market today. But did you know that there is also a no-annual-fee version of these cards? The no-annual-fee Chase Sapphire Credit Card is no longer open to new applications, but you can request a product change to this card by calling Chase. Card de

How to Respond if Your Friends Share COVID-19 Misinformation

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We’ve probably all got somebody on our friends list who’s been sharing a lot of suspect information about the coronavirus. The component pseudo-facts of conspiracy theories are floating around Facebook in abundance, and it’s super frustrating to see them rebroadcast by people you know and love. You may be tempted to… Read more...

A huge Scottish hillfort was the largest settlement in medieval Britain

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Enlarge (credit: University of Aberdeen) On a hilltop overlooking a small Scottish village lie the buried remains of the largest settlement in medieval Britain. About 4,000 people lived within the community’s earthen ramparts during its heyday in the 400s and 500s CE. That’s around the time the Picts of northeastern Scotland were banding together into kingdoms to defend themselves against rival g

Twitter to Reply Guys: Don't @ Me

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It seems like social media companies are finally realizing that no one likes rando trolls blowing up their mentions. Or being ratioed. Or having unwelcome porn bots reply to something you tweeted five years ago. Taking a cue from Instagram’s latest tag and mention controls, Twitter has just started testing its own… Read more...

Keto study finds ‘dramatic’ gut bacteria changes that cool inflammation

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The ketogenic diet, more commonly referred to as ‘keto,’ causes dramatic changes in gut bacteria that contribute to a reduction in inflammation, according to a new study. The findings come from the University of California – San Diego, where researchers found that the ketone bodies produced by a high-fat, low-carb diet may contribute to reduced inflammation. The keto diet is … Continue reading

The Pandemic-Induced Fire Sale in Hollywood Begins

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Well, well, well.

Virgin Orbit sets first orbital launch for May 24

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Virgin Orbit has been preparing for this moment for years, but it’s now officially ready to launch its small satellite delivery vehicle to orbit for the first time. This key demonstration mission, taking off from Mojave Air and Space Port in California, will replicate the actual operational launch experience that Virgin Orbit hopes to provide its customers going forward. The company is targeting

Four Pairs of Sweatpants You Can Model In Your Living Room

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As soon as the pandemic hit, I made the smart decision and bought a couple of pairs of sweatpants because, as I rightfully thought, this thing we’re collectively going through wasn’t going to end anytime soon. I wanted to be as comfortable as possible because working from home should be as relaxing as you make it.… Read more...

'Justice League' Snyder cut is coming to HBO Max in 2021

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Against all the odds, the mythical "Snyder Cut" of Justice League will finally get its day in the sun. You'll able to watch it in 2021, provided you shell out money to subscribe to HBO Max. On Wednesday, WarnerMedia said it plans to release Zack Snyder's director's cut of the 2017 superhero movie on its soon-to-launch streaming service next year. This is real. #releasethesnydercut @HBOMax pic.twi

Shiny Pokemon GO: The latest, best times to catch em all

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The rarity of shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO has been given a major update in the last few weeks – and the entire Pokemon universe has been given a jolt as a result. Pokemon GO has Shiny Pokemon available at rates far lower than they’re in the wild in any other Pokemon game – save maybe Pokemon Quest. But now, … Continue reading

Ousted scientist says she was asked to manipulate Florida COVID-19 data

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Enlarge / Florida began allowing businesses to reopen this week, but the ousted manager of the data behind that decision warns it may not be solid. (credit: CHANDAN KHANNA | AFP | Getty Images ) As Florida tries to move past the COVID-19 crisis and reopen businesses and venues, the former manager of the state's novel coronavirus data project alleges she was fired for refusing to cook the numbers

St. Lucia is reopening to US travelers — here’s what you need to know

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If you’re ready to venture outside the U.S., the Caribbean island nation of St. Lucia is ready to welcome you, beginning on June 4. Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee announced on Monday a phased approach to reopening the country for tourism. During Phase One, St. Lucia will only accept visitors from the United States from June 4 through July 31. If all goes as planned, Phase Two will begin August 1.

How to Set Up Microsoft's New Spotlight-esque PowerToy in Windows

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Launching apps is easy on Windows 10: Just mash the Start button, begin typing in the name of the app and odds are good that you’ll be able to quickly pull up whatever you were trying to find. You’d never use Windows Key + R and your operating system’s “Run” box to launch most apps—but thanks to the latest Windows 10… Read more...

Tesla drops lawsuit against Alameda County over Fremont factory reopening

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Tesla has officially dismissed a lawsuit filed earlier this month against Alameda County that sought to force the reopening of its factory in Fremont, Calif. The dismissal, which was granted Wednesday, closes the loop on a battle between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and county health and law enforcement officials. The lawsuit, filed May 9 hours after Musk threatened to sue and move operations out of state

Delta will add Cape Town service to keep Johannesburg flights going with the Airbus A350

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Delta Air Lines has plans for how to continue serving some of its longest-haul routes to places like Johannesburg and Sydney with the Airbus A350 following its decision to retire the Boeing 777 . The Atlanta-based carrier will add A350-900s with the capability of flying all but one of the four ultra long-haul routes previously flown with 777-200LRs, Delta president Glen Hauenstein told staff duri

Intel Tiger Lake CPUs will deliver twice the graphics performance of Ice Lake

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Intel’s incoming 11th-generation Tiger Lake-U mobile processors will offer twice the graphics performance of 10th-gen Ice Lake chips, according to leaked benchmarks. Notebookcheck got its hands on 3DMark Fire Strike Results which reveal that Intel Xe Gen12 graphics, integrated into Intel’s incoming Tiger Lake-U processors, will offer twice the performance of Ice Lake’s built-in GPU. Intel’s lowes

Astronomers may have witnessed a planet's birth

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Scientists believe they have observed a planet being formed for the first time. In a study published in Astronomy & Astrophysics today, a team of astronomers explain how they captured images of a young star, AB Aurigae, 520 light-years from Earth. In a massive disc of swirling gas and dust around the star, they detected a distinct twist, which could indicate where a new planet is forming and vali

The 1970 Ferrari 512 S Modulo was way ahead of its time

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To this day, the 1970 Ferrari 512 S Modulo never fails to turn heads. It’s a rarer sight than spotting a unicorn or Bigfoot, but the luscious wedge-shaped supercar exists solely to inspire. Ferrari never meant to put the 512 S Modulo into production, but it was a precursor to the wedge-shaped Ferraris of the 1970s and early 80s. As … Continue reading

What to Watch Tonight, May 20, 2020

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Looking for something to watch tonight? We’ve got a few suggestions! Read more...

The “Snyder cut” exists: Justice League re-shoot coming to HBO Max in 2021

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Enlarge / From hashtag to reality: the "Snyder cut" is coming. (credit: WarnerMedia ) After years of fan demands—and then months of rumors and teases—the news is official: the 2017 DC Comics film Justice League is returning as a "director's cut" in 2021, and the whole campaign will revolve around its original director, Zack Snyder, overhauling and stretching the story and runtime to a whopping fo

The Newest Chrome Update Is About Power, Not Privacy

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When we talk about Google, regard for personal privacy is generally the last thing on any of our minds. So when Google announced on its company blog yesterday that the latest Chrome update—Chrome 83—would be jam-packed with new goodies meant to beef up the browser’s privacy and security chops, I was, in a word,… Read more...

7 people describe what they keep in their 'spank bank'

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May is National Masturbation Month, and we're celebrating with Feeling Yourself , a series exploring the finer points of self-pleasure. The earliest definition of "spank bank" on Urban Dictionary is from March 2003. The entry refers to it as "SpankBank" as if it were a Bank of America competitor, and defines it as "the collection of images, thoughts, dreams, and desires one conjures to heighten a

Turkish Airlines Cancels International Flights Through June 10, 2020

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We’re quickly approaching the start of summer, and Turkish Airlines has just extended cancellation of all of their flights even further once again. Turkish Airlines is arguably the most global airline in the world, so I’d consider this to be pretty significant, especially as airlines like Emirates and Qatar start to ramp up operations. Turkish Airlines extends flight suspension Turkish Airlines h

Air France is retiring the A380. Here’s why we won’t miss it

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The coronavirus has produced the first retirement of an airline’s entire A380 fleet. With a statement , Air France announced on Wednesday the immediate end of its operations with the biggest passenger plane in the world. “In the context of the current COVID-19 crisis and its impact on anticipated activity levels, the Air France-KLM Group announces today the definitive end of Air France Airbus A38

How to Stay Safe When You Go Back to the Gym

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Now that gyms are starting to open back up, it’s tempting to go back. However, just because you can do something doesn’t necessarily mean you should . So before you make your decision, it is important to think about the relative amount of risk this decision entails. Read more...

HBO Max will release Zack Snyder’s cut of ‘Justice League’

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WarnerMedia announced today that director Zack Snyder’s version of “Justice League” will be released on HBO Max in 2021. Snyder is the only credited director on the 2017 superhero film, but he left the film during post-production , after his daughter’s suicide, with “Avengers” director Joss Whedon stepping in to write and shoot new material. The resulting film received mixed reviews and underperf

Lil Nas X found the perfect way to troll with Twitter's new feature

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Twitter is testing out a new feature where you can limit who replies to your tweet and Lil Nas X — a prolific and good celebrity tweeter — found an amazing way to use it to troll. People with the new feature can limit, post by post, who can reply to their tweets. Lil Nas X posted he'd give $100 to everyone who replied to his post... and then didn't tag anyone. Meaning nobody could collect their h

See the Northern Lights in your living room through this AR app — Future Blink

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Acute Art, in collaboration with artists Olafur Eliasson and KAWS, ushers in a new way to collect, observe, and engage with art. Read more... More about Tech , Apps , Mashable Video , Arts Culture And Entertainment , and Future Blink

Now we know how much Fallout 76 Seasons will cost

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Last week, Bethesda revealed the 2020 roadmap for Fallout 76. In that reveal, much ado was made about Seasons, which are landing in Fallout 76 with the game’s summer update. Fallout 76‘s seasons feature progression that closely resembles that of battle passes we see in many free-to-play games, leading to some confusion over whether or not these will be paid … Continue reading

Why VCs say they’re open for business, even if they’re pausing new deals

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This week Alexia Bonatsos of Dream Machine and Niko Bonatsos of General Catalyst swung by Extra Crunch Live to discuss where they are investing today and what the future might look like. As expected, these seed and early-stage venture capitalists had a lot to say about their current investing cadence and what interests them in the world of edtech, Clubhouse and more. A big thanks to everyone who

Crypto Startup School: How to scale companies using crypto

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Zoran Basich Contributor Zoran Basich is the crypto editor for Andreessen Horowitz. More posts by this contributor Crypto Startup School: A new type of computer drives waves of innovation 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

Support Public Broadcasting and Save 20% at the PBS Store

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The Kingdom Hearts All-In-One Package Gives You Ten Games and Movies to Catch Up, Now Just $40 on PS4

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai defends Pixel team, says “hardware is hard”

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Enlarge / Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in 2018. (credit: Xinhua/Liu Jie via Getty Images ) Google's hardware division has been getting beat up in the press recently. A report of internal strife over the Google Pixel 4 made the group look pretty bad, with hardware lead Rick Osterloh reportedly internally criticizing the Pixel 4 just before launch and two

These airplane seats are designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 — Future Blink

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Avio Interiors recently unveiled a design that has two seats facing one direction and the third facing the opposite. Read more... More about Health , Mashable Video , Airlines , Future Blink , and Covid 19

What to Do if Your Coffee Tastes Sour

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For something that most of us require every single day of our lives, it seems unfair that coffee should require a fairly complex chemical extraction process. Temperature, particle size, and extraction time are the main variables one has to keep in mind when brewing the stuff and—yes—changing these variables will… Read more...

Give Your Room a Better View With up to $25 off These Ameriwood TV Stands on Amazon

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Linux on Windows 10 gets major computing boost

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Running Linux on Windows 10 is about to get a whole lot easier as Microsoft is making a number of improvements to its Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) including GUI app support and GPU hardware acceleration. Later this month, the software giant will add a full Linux kernel to Windows 10 with the release of version 2 of WSL and the company also now plans to support Linux GUI apps that can run alo

Samsung made a Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition for the military

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Samsung has a hardened version of the Galaxy S20 , but don’t reach for your credit card — it’s not what you were expecting, and you probably can’t get one. The company has introduced a Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition that, as the name suggests, is designed to meet the needs of the US military and federal government. It touts two layers of encryption strong enough to handle top secret data and connect

Android TV supports background audio streaming at last

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Android TV’s latest update brings background Chromecast audio streaming to the platform. For most users, the idea that one might like to “cast” audio to one’s TV wasn’t much of an issue. If you were using the Spotify app for Android TV, you could’ve potentially sent your favorite songs to your television and listen to that song while other apps … Continue reading

Florida’s top 10 vacation regions for different types of travelers

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People from around the globe are drawn to the Sunshine State and its weather — which is beautiful pretty much year-round. If you’ve never visited this part of the country, you might not know just how big — and diverse — the state is. Indeed, Florida has many faces. Its zeitgeist spans the glitzy nightlife of Miami, seashell-strewn beaches along the Gulf Coast, Ponce de León’s Fountain of Youth an

Samsung improves read/write speeds in its biz-card-sized SSDs with the new T7

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The Samsung T7 is available in blue... [credit: Samsung ] Samsung has announced availability of its T7 external USB-C solid-state hard drive , starting at $110. Like the previous drives in this line, it's business-card-sized (except in thickness) and relatively fast. The T7 is available in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB configurations, and it's also available in three colors: red, blue, and gray. Packaged i

GoPro Zeus Mini waterproof light is made for outdoor adventures

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GoPro has announced a new product that is neither drone nor camera, but rather an accessory that would be useful in a variety of situations: the Zeus Mini. This model features 10 LED lights and a magnetic swiveling clip, enabling users to mount it for light while shooting with a camera or use it as an accessory in other situations. … Continue reading

Not Everyone Hates Remote Learning. For These Students, It’s a Blessing.

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“At home, it seems to be a bit easier to focus on all the work,” said one eighth grader who was struggling in school. “Everything in general is easier.”

HBO Max will finally #ReleaseTheSnyderCut of 'Justice League'

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Because 2020 is the year of headlines we never thought we'd see, HBO Max and Warner Bros. confirmed today that not only is the "Snyder Cut" of Justice League real, you'll be able to see it in the not-too-distant future. Director Zack Snyder announced the news Wednesday morning during a live commentary watch party of Man of Steel . This is real #releasethesnydercut @HBOMax

This Startup is Building a Huge Magic Mushroom Farm in Jamaica

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Shroom Farm A Canadian startup called Anahit Therapeutics is nearly done constructing a large psilocybin cultivation farm in Jamaica, where it hopes to grow psychedelic mushrooms to use in new pharmaceuticals. The plan is to build modular cultivation facilities that not only grow the psychedelic mushrooms but extract their active ingredient , psilocybin. Doctors have investigated psilocybin’s abi

Scientists: Climate Change Is Turning Parts of Antarctica Green

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Algae Blooms A British team of biologists from the University of Cambridge have created the first-ever large-scale map of algae blooming across the Antarctic — and turning parts of the continent green. So green, in fact, that the bright pigments can be seen from space, as detailed in a new study about the work published in the journal Nature Communications today. Green Antarctic While these “snow

Palantir picks up more COVID-19 contracts, this time with the VA

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Palantir, the data analytics company co-founded by Peter Thiel, is already an active tech player in the scrum for federal contracts, but it’s playing a new and increasingly prominent role in providing the government with software tools to address the COVID-19 crisis. This month, the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded a new $5 million contract to Palantir through veteran-owned software reselle

Volvo's new cars now top out at 112MPH to limit speeding accidents

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Volvo has followed through on its promise to limit the top speed of its upcoming cars to 180 kilometers per hour (112 miles per hour). Little more than a year ago, the company said it would introduce the cap in an attempt to limit speeding-related injuries and deaths. Additionally, all of the company's upcoming vehicles will include a feature called Care Key that will allow their owners to set ad

Why one US state will have two coronavirus tracing apps

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The news : North Dakota was one of the first American states to launch a coronavirus contact tracing app, in April. Now, several weeks into the process of reopening the state, the government in Bismarck says it will take advantage of the newly released Apple-Google exposure notification system —but that doing so will require it to run two separate apps. That even one of the lowest-population stat

How to Refund Your PC Games on Steam, Epic Games, and GOG

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Sometimes you buy a new PC game and it just isn’t what you expected. Maybe the game isn’t compatible with your hardware or the gameplay just doesn’t click with you. Whatever the case, if you’re feeling buyer’s remorse over a digital copy of a PC game you just bought, you might be eligible for a refund. Read more...

Ajit Pai doubts Elon Musk’s SpaceX broadband-latency claims

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Enlarge / SpaceX CEO Elon Musk at the Satellite 2020 Conference in Washington, DC, on Monday, March 9, 2020. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg ) The Federal Communications Commission is not convinced that SpaceX's Starlink broadband network will be able to deliver the low latencies promised by CEO Elon Musk. As a result, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is proposing limits on SpaceX's ability to apply for f

How Your iPhone’s New COVID-19 Exposure Notifications Work

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Apple and Google have created a new digital framework for contact tracing for the COVID-19 pandemic that works around an Exposure Notifications API. Apple is rolling out an Exposure Notifications feature and API in the iOS 13.5 update for iPhone. But what exactly does it do? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Twitter tests letting some users make convos exclusive

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Twitter is testing a new feature that could fundamentally change the nature of the platform. On Wednesday, Twitter announced that it would test new controls that would allow a user to select, tweet by tweet, who could respond to their post. Who's invited to your party? Image: Twitter With a new permissions button that appears in the bottom left corner of a tweet, users will be able to choose whet

American Airlines Still Exploring Flights To Doha Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

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

How Emirates First Class Service Will Be Changing

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Curious to see how service will evolve in international first class on one of the world’s top airlines ? Well, I have the details! Emirates resuming regular flights tomorrow As of tomorrow (May 21, 2020), Emirates will be resuming flights to nine destinations, with flights to Australia, Europe, and North America. Furthermore, the airline will begin accepting transit passengers. In late March 2020

Take These Precautions Before Going to a Restaurant

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Just because restaurants are opening up again doesn’t mean it is safe to go . Reopening restaurants during a pandemic is a new situation, and as with all things COVID-19, we are learning as we go. Before you make your dinner reservations, here are some risk factors and precautionary measures you need to consider. Read more...

The Worst Types of Cyclones Are Becoming More Likely

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India and Bangladesh are currently reeling from Cyclone Amphan . The cyclone made landfall Wednesday, forcing millions into shelters. Read more...

Apple finally released iOS 13.5. Here's why you should update.

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The electric 2020 Mini Cooper SE: Big driving fun, little driving range

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It looks like any other Mini Cooper, but the presence of this one at an electric charger is a clue to the fact that the Mini Cooper SE is a battery electric Mini. [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ] We can't say we weren't warned. When Mini first shared technical details about its new Mini Cooper SE battery electric vehicle last summer, it didn't hide the fact that the little hatchback would only carry 32

Autonomous aviation startup Xwing raises $10M to scale its software for pilotless flights

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Autonomous aviation startup Xwing locked in a $10 million funding round before COVID-19 hit. Now the San Francisco-based startup is using the capital to hire talent and scale the development of its software stack as it aims for commercial operations later this year — pending FAA approvals. The company announced Wednesday its Series A funding round, which was led by R7 Partners, with participation

Microsoft OpenAI supercomputer in top 5 most-powerful at launch

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Microsoft announced a supercomputer developed for OpenAI this week with power that ranks in the top 5 supercomputers on earth. That’s counting the world’s publicly disclosed supercomputers, mind you – there may be more powerful computers operating in secret – but this is about computing for the public good. The creation and operation of this new supercomputer was done as … Continue reading

Update Your iPhone for Face ID Mask Detection in iOS 13.5

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In the time of coronavirus and contact tracing, even unlocking your iPhone with Face ID can be a hassle. Starting with iOS 13.5, Apple is going to make the process of opening your iPhone while wearing a mask easier, but not in the way you might expect. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Plex Will Let You Skip The Intro When You Binge Watch Your TV Shows

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No one likes longwinded intros that get in the way of real content. You’re probably not reading this intro right now, are you? You skipped right to that second paragraph to get to the meat of this news piece. Just like you always skip the intro when watching TV on Netflix… and now Plex. That’s right; Plex will now let you bypass that musical credits you don’t need. Read This Article on Review Gee

LEGO Mario Will Be Able to Swap Outfits, Just Like in the Games

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LEGO’s electronics-infused sets based on Nintendo’s Super Mario games are still scheduled to come out later this year. When they do, the more expensive options will be augmented with add-on sets that change Mario’s outfits. And just like in the games, a new look for the persistent plumber will mean new abilities are unlocked. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Bring Back Old-School Lockscreen Widgets With This New Android App

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Remember when Android phones had lockscreen widgets for calendar and weather apps? Google quietly removed the feature in 2014, despite its handiness. But now, you can add any widget you want to the lockscreen using the straightforward (and aptly named) Lockscreen Widgets app. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Get Your Child the Mental Health Care They Need

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“Marie” had been helping her 10-year-old navigate an escalating pattern of acting out against himself and his family when things came to a head in one of his therapy sessions. He threatened to hurt himself, and “the provider advised us to take him to the emergency room,” says Marie, a 50-year-old writer in… Read more...

This 65-inch Vizio TV is $400 off and comes with a free $200 gift card

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TL;DR: Upgrade to the advanced Vizio 65-inch P-Series Quantum 4K TV for $999.99 at Dell as of May 20. If the $400 discount is enough, the free $200 Dell gift card will certainly sweeten this deal. With streaming now more important than ever, it's even harder to keep up with all of your friends' recommendations. You're barely through catching up with The Last Dance and you finally have time for Th

Verizon finally allows uploads on its 5G network

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A 5G connection is still a bit of a luxury. Only a handful of Android phones support the cellular standard, and Apple still has yet to integrate a 5G modem into an iPhone . Those who do have a capable smartphone, use Verizon and live in one of 34 particular cities might enjoy smoother service, though. The provider enabled ultra wideband 5G uploads today in cities like Los Angeles, Miami and New Y

Researchers Control Monkeys' Decisions With Bursts of Ultrasonic Waves

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High-frequency sound waves aimed at specific brain regions can influence monkey behavior, according to a new study. The finding complicates our conceptions of free will, but this research could yield new insights into the brain and new treatments for disorders such as addiction. Read more...

Mind-Melting AI Makes Frank Sinatra Sing “Toxic” by Britney Spears

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At the end of April, the artificial intelligence development firm OpenAI released a new neural net, Jukebox , which can create mashups and original music in the style of over 9,000 bands and musicians. Alongside it, OpenAI released a list of sample tracks generated with the algorithm that bend music into new genres or even reinterpret one artist’s song in another’s style — think a jazz-pop hybrid

American’s loyalty program is worth more than Airbnb

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Airline loyalty programs are massive businesses in and of themselves . In some cases, they’re more valuable than the rest of the airline’s operations. In American’s case, the carrier plans to use the AAdvantage program as collateral for a federally subsidized CARES Act loan . And as part of that process, the carrier’s had the loyalty program appraised. Just how much the program is worth? Between

The 'Joe Rogan Experience' is moving exclusively to Spotify

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The streaming platform has not only acquired one of the most popular podcasting personalities, but also the most controversial. Spotify announced the podcast will debut on its platform this fall and will become exclusive later in the year. Read more... More about Spotify , Mashable Video , Streaming , Podcast , and Joe Rogan

What people tend to get wrong about remote work

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What do people tend to get wrong about remote work? And how can companies make it work better for them? While just about every tech company on the planet has become remote over the last few weeks, GitLab has been at this a while — since pretty much day one of its existence back in 2014, in fact. Since then they’ve grown to more than 1,200 employees across 65 countries, with a staggering valuation

Nintendo Switch fixes return as repair centers reopen

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought a lot of things to grinding halt, including Nintendo’s repair facilities. That, as you might imagine, was particularly bad news for anyone who had a broken Switch that was either already at one of Nintendo’s repair facilities or needed to be shipped to the company. Today, those waiting on repairs got a bit of good news, … Continue reading

iOS 13.5 update: Apple makes the iPhone face mask and contract tracing app-ready

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The new iOS 13.5 update for the iPhone has just launched and it's ready to end all of your troubles with using Apple's Face ID when wearing a face mask, and it seeds a way for your local public health agencies to develop contact tracing apps. This very Covid-19-focused software update comes with official release notes, which begin with the most immediately helpful new iOS 13.5 feature: reducing t

GoPro releases a flashlight for some reason

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Today GoPro entered the cutthroat business of personal lighting. This is the GoPro Zeus Mini ; it looks like a rad little light, though it’s a curious product from an action camera company. The waterproof Zeus Mini costs $69.99 and ships with a magnetic spring clip. GoPro says the light is also compatible with all of GoPro’s mounts. The versatile mounts could be the best thing about the Zeus Mini

iOS 13.5 released: Faster unlock with face masks plus COVID-19 contact tracing

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Apple has released iOS 13.5, bringing exposure notification for COVID-19 contact tracing as well as a quicker way to unlock your iPhone when you’re wearing a face mask. Released as a gold master for developers only two days ago, the software update won’t make your iPhone necessarily recognize you when you’re wearing the masks that are now mandatory in many … Continue reading

You Don’t Need Flying Cars to Save Lives

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Technology with potentially the biggest impact is often humdrum stuff that drags businesses and government agencies into the age of Google Maps and Zoom.

Sony's Leaked ZV-1 Might Be the Perfect Camera for Aspiring YouTubers

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Plenty of companies have experimented with vlogging—including cameras like the Nikon Z50 , Canon G7X Mark II , and others—but based on what we’ve learned from leaks and teases , Sony might finally put everything together on its upcoming ZV-1. Read more...

Hulu update changes focus to Movies and TV, UI, and pairing with Disney+, ESPN+

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This week the folks at Hulu announced they’d be releasing an update for platforms from Roku to tvOS (Apple TV, that is). This update will be rolled out to all systems eventually over the next few months, but it’ll start with some of the most-used systems. Navigating collections is the most important change, as it follows with rumors of Google’s … Continue reading

Google Cloud and Dell want to bring hybrid storage to businesses everywhere

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Google Cloud and Dell have launched a new hybrid cloud storage system capable of moving up to 50 petabytes of data across private and public clouds. Cloud OneFS for Google Cloud combines the scalability and performance of scale-out network-attached storage from Dell Technologies with Google Cloud's analytics and compute services. The new system allows companies to easily move and access high perf

MTA spends $1 million to test disinfecting NYC subways with UV light

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Early next week, the MTA will begin disinfecting subways and buses using ultraviolet light in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19. The pilot program will test small UV light devices developed by the Colorado-based startup Puro Lighting . If all goes as planned, the boxes will zap the virus from the air and surfaces, providing an automated alternative to chemical disinfectants. The MTA will

Niche card for those into cars: Review of the General Motors BuyPower Card

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GM BuyPower Card from Capital One® Overview With a 5% earning rate on the first $5,000 in spending each year and 2% thereafter, the no-annual-fee GM BuyPower Card® has an impressive bonus on everyday purchases. However, there’s one big catch — you can only redeem your earnings on General Motors cars, services, and parts. If you’re an avid GM customer or plan to be in the market for a GM vehicle i

Try Out Social Distancing Scenarios With This Pandemic Simulator

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Will the virus spread slower if we lift physical distancing rules but only visit our neighbors? How many people need to follow recommendations for them to work? Is “quaranteaming” with a partner household an effective way to stay safe? You can simulate answers to these questions yourself with a little game called… Read more...

Helping 911 Save Lives

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You don’t need flying cars to save lives. A little tech can make big improvements.

Monzo co-founder Tom Blomfield moves from UK CEO role to president

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More than five years after starting the company, Monzo co-founder Tom Blomfield is stepping down as CEO of the U.K. challenger bank to take up the newly created role of president. Current U.S. CEO, TS Anil, will become the new “ Monzo UK Bank CEO,” subject to regulatory approval, and for now will hold both U.K. and U.S. roles. Anil previously held exec roles at Visa, Standard Chartered Bank and C

More vaccines have protected monkeys against covid-19, suggesting they might work in people

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Studies on macaques suggest that infection with the coronavirus grants some immunity to catching it again—and that vaccines also seem to offer some protection. The questions: Does getting infected by the coronavirus make you immune? And can a vaccine do the same job? In two studies published today in Science, a group led by researchers at Harvard University’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Apple and Google’s covid-tracing tech has been released to 23 countries

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Apple and Google are releasing their much-anticipated “exposure notification” technology to help global health authorities track the coronavirus pandemic. Governments around the world can now use the technology in their own contact tracing apps, subject to approval by the two tech giants. Contact tracing—tracking down those who may have been exposed to an infectious person—is an important and pro

Samsung made a Galaxy S20 TE just for the military

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The Galaxy S20 5G UW isn’t the only new Samsung smartphone revealed this week, but don’t expect to find the Galaxy S20 TE in any local phone stores. The new Tactical Edition version of the company’s flagship is specifically made for the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the federal government, even if we could see its beefy build and … Continue reading

Conversa pitches its modified chat-based tool to monitor employee health in the wake of COVID-19

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Conversa Health , the automated chat technology for healthcare updates, is pitching a modified version of its service specifically to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. The company’s personalized automated chat asks about employees’ potential exposure to the novel coronavirus and then asks about potential symptoms. Once employees complete the survey they are either cleared to go into work and rece

Use Your JetCash Balance Before Walmart Clears it Out

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Walmart announced yesterday that it will shut down e-commerce website . While the news may not come as a surprise to anyone who’s been tracking the site’s progress over the past year or so, there is one important factor fans of Jet should think about: using up your JetCash. Read more...

Apple rolls out iOS 13.5 with COVID-19 features

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The latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 13.5 , is now available to download. The update brings several new features, including the COVID-19 exposure notification the company has been working on with Google . Technology can help health officials rapidly tell someone they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Today the Exposure Notification API we created with @Google is available t

Record All the Activity in and Around Your Car With an Anker Roav Dash Cam

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Grab Some Free 'Doctor Who' Stuff While You Stay at Home

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Around the world, mandatory stay-at-home orders are lifting, but it’s still a good idea to stay home if you can. Good entertainment helps with that goal, and if you’re a Doctor Who fan, you can jump on some freebies to keep you in the Tardis—err, in your home. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Apple has a lot of new products, so we ranked them

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You might have noticed that apple has been releasing a bunch of new products lately. So we had Mashable's tech reporter Brenda Stolyar rank them; including the new iPhone. Read more... More about Apple , Mashable Video , Ipad Pro , Iphone Se , and Macbook Pro

South African Airways Gets Another Bailout?!?!

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In mid-April it was announced that South African Airways would begin liquidation proceedings, as the airline started laying off all staff. Well, that didn’t last long… South African Airways gets bailout It has today been announced that South African Airways will get a 3.8 billion ZAR (~211 million USD) bailout. This came as a meeting of South Africa’s public enterprises oversight committee decide

'Star Wars' toymaker is creating robots for the police and military now

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Do you happen to own a remote controlled R2D2 or BB-8? Well, chances are that the purchase of your favorite Star Wars droid helped the toymaker behind it pivot into the military and police robot space! Sphero , the company behind those RC Star Wars droids, announced today in a press release that it was creating an independent “spin-off” company called Company Six. Company Six will create products

DIY Boba Kit Makes Your Time at Home More Bubbly

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Twitter test lets users limit who can reply to their tweets

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Twitter is now testing the feature that will allow users to place limits on who can reply to their tweets. The change, which was previewed earlier this year at CES, is rolling out now to a small percentage of users around the world, the company said. The update comes as Twitter has been testing a number of new features meant to improve conversations on its platform, but is one of its most aggress

Apple and Google release marks 'watershed moment' for contact-tracing apps

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The technology companies say 22 countries have requested access to their contact-tracing system.

Hulu is rolling out a big app redesign inspired by Disney+

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Lego Super Mario is getting a Cat Mario ‘Power-Up Pack’ – and it’s purrfect

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Lego Super Mario arrives on August 1, but that hasn’t stopped Nintendo from showing off a range of new ‘Power-Up Packs’ that players will be able to purchase. Based on classic costumes from the Super Mario video games, the Power-Up Packs unlock new ways to play with the plastic plumber. You can customize Mario with the classic ‘Fire Mario’ suit, ‘Propeller Mario’ suit, ‘Cat Mario’ suit and the ‘B

Apple and Google's COVID-19 contact tracing tech is ready

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Today, Apple and Google are releasing their COVID-19 contact tracing technology to public health agencies (PHAs) around the world. So far, 22 countries on five continents have requested the API, which will allow PHAs to develop their own contact tracing apps. Apple and Google have been collaborating on the Exposure Notifications System API for several weeks. As planned, the API will use Bluetooth

Our First Look at The Stand Adaptation Reminds Us It's a Terrible Time for a Pandemic Series

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In the days after coronavirus started to hit, Contagion and Outbreak were two of the most popular movies on streaming services. It’s no surprise: People wanted answers and hope that things would turn out okay. The Stand might be about good overcoming evil, but this post-apocalyptic tale of a pandemic that’s killed 99 … Read more...

Make a Big Batch of Sours in Your Blender

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Usually, getting a fluffy, stable foam on top of a sour requires a good bit of hard, vigorous shaking. This isn’t an issue if you have some amount of upper body strength, but some people ( like me ) have to “dry shake,” which means breaking the process down into two parts by first building the egg white foam without… Read more...

COVID-19 exposure notification settings begin to go live for iOS users with new update

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Apple has released iOS 13.5, which includes support for the Exposure Notification API that it co-created with Google to support public health authorities in their contact-tracing efforts to combat COVID-19. The API requires third-party apps developed by public health authorities for use, and none have yet been released, but iOS device users already have access to COVID-19 Exposure Logging global

Apple and Google launch exposure notification API, enabling public health authorities to release apps

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Apple and Google today made available the first public version of their exposure notification API, which was originally debuted as a joint contact-tracing software tool. The partners later renamed it the Exposure Notification system to more accurately reflect its functionality, which is designed to notify individuals of potential exposure to others who have confirmed cases of COVID-19, while pres

Get a cheap MacBook Pro deal this week at B&H with savings of up to $300

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It's a great time to be looking for a cheap MacBook Pro deal now we've got some brand new 2020 entries bringing down the prices on some older models. This week's B&H Apple sale is no exception - offering a 2019 MacBook Pro for just $1,199 (was $1,499) . This 256 GB capacity 13-inch MacBook Pro features the same baseline specs as the new releases, and now it's got a $300 price cut, it's also comin

These Scientists Say Nanobots Could Kill Individual Cancer Cells

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A team of scientists from Saudi Arabia is planning to implant individual cells with iron nanobots that can track their location in the body — and perhaps even kill off tumors. The tiny nanobots , little more than microscopic coils of metal wires, would show up during an MRI scan, allowing doctors to watch their movement through the body. They could also be used to track, target, and deliver antic

The Mystery of 'Hacked' Houseparty Users May Have Been Solved

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By the end of March, things were looking good for the group video chat app Houseparty as quarantined young people, perhaps put off by Zoom’s relentless security failures, were looking for a less corporate-seeming platform to keep in touch with friends and family. Vogue gushed that it was “the quarantine app you need… Read more...

Lego's Super Mario Is Getting a Bunch of Costume Upgrades Including a Cat Suit

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Lego and Nintendo have been slowly trickling out sneak peeks of their upcoming playsets , including expansion packs and an ever-growing collection of buildable levels. Today Nintendo also revealed that Mario himself can also be upgraded through four different Power-Up Packs giving the hero new costumes and new… Read more...

Twitter is testing a feature that limits who can reply to your tweets

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Twitter today acknowledged that it has begun testing a new setting that lets users limit who can reply to tweets. The setting was first noted earlier this year . Similar to Facebook’s post view settings, the current implementation features a small glove icon in the corner. Tapping on it brings up a “Who Can Reply?” window. Testing, testing… A new way to have a convo with exactly who you want. We’

Best Buy's Memorial Day sale 2020: deals on TVs, appliances, laptops, and more

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Memorial Day 2020 is almost here, and Best Buy is kicking things off with incredible deals throughout its site. Best Buy's Memorial Day sale includes price cuts on best-selling TVs, laptops, headphones, appliances, and so much more. Our top Best Buy Memorial Day sale picks include the best-selling Apple Watch 3 on sale for just $199 , the Insignia 50-inch 4K Smart Fire TV on sale for $289.99 , a

Disney Plus finally sets a date on fixing The Simpsons error – and it's soon

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Disney Plus will finally fix The Simpsons' aspect ratio issue on the service on May 28, the animated series' longtime showrunner Al Jean has announced on Twitter. Since launch, Disney Plus has presented earlier, pre-widescreen seasons of The Simpsons in 16:9, with the original 4:3 image cropped in to achieve this effect. As well as cutting certain jokes out, it's simply not what the show is suppo

Amazon Echo deals are back: price cuts on Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets and more

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Amazon is offering discounts once more, and what better way to ring in the new normal of sales than with some fantastic Amazon Echo deals. These savings are stretched right across Amazon's own line of Echo devices, Fire TV streaming sticks, and Fire HD tablets, so if you're looking to squeeze a little Alexa into your life, you'll want to take a look at these prices. We've seen some of these Echo

This image could be the first direct evidence of a planet being born

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The news: Astronomers have made what are possibly the first ever observations of a planet in the process of being born. The newly released images are of a very young star system called AB Aurigae, about 520 light-years away. They show a massive disc of swirling gas and dust. The disc features a prominent twist that could indicate where a new planet is forming. The findings were reported today in

Home Chef confirms breach after 8 million user records found on the dark web

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Meal delivery service Home Chef has confirmed a data breach, two weeks after a data breach seller listed a database of 8 million customer records on a dark web marketplace. The Chicago-based company said customer names, email addresses and phone numbers were taken in the breach, along with scrambled passwords. The hackers also took the last four digits of its customers’ credit card numbers and ma

The Last of Us Part II gameplay detailed in new video

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The Last of Us Part II is on the horizon, and ahead of its release, Sony and Naughty Dog have decided to give us a look at the gameplay it’ll offer. The two companies did that in a new video that runs nearly 9 minutes long, in which a number of Naughty Dog developers explain the philosophy behind The Last … Continue reading

Pilot Life Changes Before Making Them

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Before I moved from Seattle to Cedar Rapids, I booked a week-long stay at a Cedar Rapids Airbnb so I could do a “site visit.” I ran a similar test a few years before, when I was considering moving from Seattle to Portland—and although the Portland site visit didn’t convince me that I needed to make a permanent move,… Read more...

Cyclone Amphan Slams Into India's Coast Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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On Wednesday afternoon, Cyclone Amphan made landfall on the India’s border near Sagar Island in West Bengal, bringing sheets of rain and wind speeds up to 100 mph. The storm knocked over trees, uprooted electrical poles, and forced at least 2.6 million people to flee to shelters. At least one person—a two month old… Read more...

EdSights raises money to help schools reduce their drop-out rates

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While the idea of baring your soul to a chatbot might seem uncomfortable, sisters Claudia and Carolina Recchi think that might be exactly what college students across the United States need right now. The duo co-founded EdSights in 2017 to support high and medium-risk students to stay in school, and increase university retention rates. EdSights uses a chatbot, branded under a school’s mascot, to

Shopify announces a new merchant debit card and support for payment installment plans

300+TechCrunch / 9h
Shopify is announcing several new products and features today at Reunite , a virtual conference for the one million merchants using the company’s e-commerce platform. The additions include Shopify Balance, which Chief Product Officer Craig Miller described as an attempt to rethink the bank account in a way that’s better suited to a business’ needs. “The traditional products offered by banks were

Verizon 5G extenders will bring mmWave speed indoors

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Verizon’s mmWave 5G is one of the fastest ways to get online right now, but that’s assuming you can actually find it. The carrier is aiming to make its 5G Ultra Wideband service more useable – particularly indoors, where mmWave struggles to penetrate – by offering extenders that will help bring its highest speeds to more locations. 5G Ultra Wideband, … Continue reading

The race is on for a covid-19 test you can take at home

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You are feeling feverish and have a cough. Is it just a cold, or is it covid-19? That’s a question that’s going to be hanging over all of us, possibly for several years. Right now, getting tested for the coronavirus means going to a doctor or a drive-in clinic and potentially exposing other people, and even then, a test can be hard to obtain. The US Centers for Disease Control is still telling pe

Google Cloud earns defense contract win for Anthos multi-cloud management tool

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Google dropped out of the Pentagon’s JEDI cloud contract battle fairly early in the game, citing it was in conflict with its “AI principals.” However, today the company announced a new seven-figure contract with DoD’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), a big win for the cloud unit and CEO Thomas Kurian. While the company would not get specific about the number, the new contract involves using Anthos,

Apple Powerbeats Pro leaked in four new bright colors

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The next major Beats release was delivered in the form of a leak this week in four new colors. The Apple Powerbeats Pro wireless earbuds were leaked in Glacier Blue, Cloud Pink, Spring Yellow, and Lava Red. The images suggest that the company’s ready to embrace optimism and a future full of vibrant tones and a sustained dedication to the … Continue reading

Daily Crunch: Facebook unveils its Shops e-commerce platform

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Facebook and Instagram are making a bigger push into e-commerce, MasterClass raises $100 million and Microsoft launches a new project management tool called Lists. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 20, 2020. 1. Facebook and Instagram roll out Shops, turning business profiles into storefronts Both Facebook and Instagram already supported a degree of e-commerce — for example, Facebook has its Market

iPhone 12 might come without free earphones - but will people flock to AirPods?

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Apple wants you to buy AirPods so bad it might ship iPhone 12 without earphones When you buy a new phone, the handset itself isn't the only important thing in the box - the included supplements, like fast chargers or headphone adapters, can influence how you use your phone. Well, according to a rumor Apple is set to ship its upcoming iPhone 12 units at the end of the year without the EarPods wire

7 new Netflix TV shows and movies you need to watch in June 2020

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We now know what's new on Netflix in June 2020, and it includes the return of several great original TV series, a new movie from Spike Lee and the final season of controversial teen drama 13 Reasons Why (June 5). We've picked out seven highlights coming to Netflix in June 2020 below, so you've got a bunch of interesting stuff to add to your watch list. All of this is available on Netflix globally

Level up with the OnePlus 8

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When it comes to high-octane power, premium styling and the ultimate in pure fun, whether you're home or out and about, the OnePlus 8 means business, with its top-of-the-line specs and future-proofed 5G data speeds. It all starts with a first impression, and the OnePlus 8's is next-level. The phone comes in two striking, and strikingly different colours. Onyx Black is deep and mysterious, grabbin

Nintendo Switch in stock at Amazon with a fantastic price - but hurry

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The Nintendo Switch is back in stock at Amazon with a fantastic £299 price tag that offers one of the best Nintendo Switch deals of the last few weeks. That's due to the recent surge in demand pushing prices up at a number of retailers hanging onto those last few boxes. However, you can now grab your own console for an excellent price. We'd move fast on this one, we've been seeing Nintendo Switch

Should You Buy Airline Miles Right Now?

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No matter how much you miss traveling, you’re probably not exactly thrilled by the prospect of getting on a plane any time soon. But airlines know that eventually, people will start flying again—and when that time comes, they want butts in seats. So you’ve probably seen the promotional emails hit your inbox, offering… Read more...

All 9 Planet of the Apes Movies, Ranked

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The ongoing pandemic has taught us a lot about how selfish and greedy humans can really be. One might even start to wonder...maybe it’s time to give another species their shot? With a new Planet of the Apes movie in the works , we decided to rank all the entries in the iconic sci-fi series so far. Read more...

Hulu is rolling out a new home screen to Apple TV and Roku users

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If you’re like basically everyone else in the country, you’ve probably been spending lots of time binging TV and movies from your couch. And if Hulu is one of the services you’ve been using, it’s about to get a bit of a visual upgrade, if you use Apple TV or Roku, anyway. A redesigned home screen starts rolling out today to tvOS and Roku devices and should hit all users over the next two months.

You can launch Facebook's Zoom rival from your Instagram inbox

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Facebook’s Zoom rival now works with Instagram, too. The update allows Instagram users to create Messenger Rooms from their Instagram Direct Inbox. The new feature, which is starting to roll out to Instagram now, comes as Facebook has added a steady stream of new video-centric features amid a surge in usage during the coronavirus pandemic. But the arrival of Messenger Rooms on Instagram also mark

YouTube can tell you to stop watching and go to sleep

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Perhaps now more than ever, it's all too easy to get sucked into the bottomless well of YouTube , watching autoplaying videos for hours on end until you realize it's well past your typical bedtime. In an expansion of its screen time management and digital wellness features, YouTube will let you set a bedtime reminder to help you avoid disrupting your sleep routine too much by watching later than

Watch Mitsubishi Heavy Industries launch a milestone Space Station resupply mission live

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Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is launching a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) H-IIB rocket carrying the last of its H-II transfer vehicles. This cargo spaceship has enjoyed a long career of delivering supplies, payloads and experiments to the International Space Station, but MHI is working on a successor that will aim to begin flying in 2022, with advanced capabilities, including a

Hulu’s biggest redesign in years offers a more standardized experience, improved navigation and discovery

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Hulu today will begin rolling out its largest redesign in years. The company is moving towards a more standardized, even Netflix-like user interface featuring collections laid out vertically within the Home screen, while tiles within the collections are laid out horizontally, in scrollable rows. However, the end result is not a Netflix clone, as Hulu continues to make use of its editorial imagery

Mammoth Biosciences partners with GSK to develop handheld CRISPR-based COVID-19 test

100+TechCrunch / 9h
California-based Mammoth Biosciences has signed a powerful partner for its development of a CRISPR-based test for COVID-19, which would aim to delivery accurate, fast results using a handheld, disposable testing platform. Mammoth Biosciences will be using its DETECTR platform to develop the test, which recently received validation through a peer-reviewed study published in Nature. Already, Mammot

The Midnight is the new synth pop you need in your life; here’s the world premiere of their new video

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If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen me waxing poetic about The Midnight, an LA-based synthwave band that has been putting out modern nostalgia for the 80s set since 2012. Yeah yeah, why is this on TechCrunch? Because I love it and I know a good chunk of our audience will too, simple as that. Also I’m the boss, so no one can tell me what not to post. Deal. The Midnight is Tyler Lyle and

‘Brutally honest’ Scott Kirby takes over as new United Airlines CEO

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United Airlines has a new passionate, analytical and also sometimes impulsive leader in its new CEO Scott Kirby, who takes over the corner office from Oscar Munoz today. An airline industry veteran, the transition puts United in what are considered to be very capable hands as it faces the worst crisis in its 94-year history. While this gives many people some comfort during uncertain times, Kirby’

7 new Netflix TV shows and movies you need to watch in June 2020

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We now know what's new on Netflix in June 2020, and it includes the return of several great original TV series, a new movie from Spike Lee and the final season of controversial teen drama 13 Reasons Why (June 5). We've picked out seven highlights coming to Netflix in June 2020 below, so you've got a bunch of interesting stuff to add to your watch list. All of this is available on Netflix globally

Apple MacBooks could be getting their biggest redesign in years

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Apple’s MacBooks could see some major innovative changes in the possibly near-ish future, including a built-in charger for an iPhone , a dynamic trackpad that can be resized, and indeed a keyboard that senses gestures (and more). These possible design elements were revealed courtesy of Patently Apple, which spotted a couple of patents successfully filed by the MacBook maker. Honor’s pepped-up Mag

Stunning Images Appear to Show a Planet Being Born

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Scientists may have caught the first-ever pictures of a planet being born around a young star, using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT). The stunning images show swirls of dust and gas spiraling around the star system AB Aurigae, about 520 light-years, from Earth and the “twist,” where astronomers suspect a planet is forming. According to an ESO statement , the r

Disney Springs partially reopened with new social distancing rules — and people showed up

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Controller pros are dominating PC Fortnite thanks to “overpowered” aim assist

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Enlarge / This new concept art for an Xbox controller with built-in sniper-style targeting sight won't really help matters... (credit: Aurich Lawson / Microsoft / Epic) Shooter developers have long struggled to balance competitive online games between players using a handheld controller and those using a mouse-and-keyboard setup. Fortnite is no exception, and developer Epic has a long history of

The Notion Productivity App's Free Plan Just Got Better

20How-To Geek / 10h
Notion, a popular productivity app for taking notes, saving recipes, and organizing work stuff, has long offered a free plan you can join. But that free plan had limits, like how many blocks you can create and how much storage you can use. Now, Notion is removing those limits, though it will still offer paid plans. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

New SD Express 8.0 Spec Quadruples the Speed of Memory Cards

26How-To Geek / 10h
Earlier today, the SD Association announced its new SD 8.0 specification for SD Express memory cards. The new specification utilizes PCIe 4.0 and NVMe technology to achieve data transfer rates of nearly 4 GB per second—about four times the speed of today’s SD cards. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Air France Becomes First Airline To Retire All A380s

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Air France has just made an announcement that’s not unexpected, but is still sad as an aviation geek. Air France retiring A380s effective immediately Air France has just revealed that they’re retiring their fleet of Airbus A380s effective immediately. This makes Air France the world’s first A380 operator to retire their entire fleet of the super jumbos. As it’s described, this fits into the Air F

Can UV light wands actually disinfect your Airbnb? An expert explains.

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Airbnb needs people to feel safe. Since the coronavirus pandemic started, the company added new cleaning guidelines and a 72-hour buffer between stays. Still, with more than 4.9 million coronavirus cases recorded around the world, people are understandably paranoid about staying in a stranger's home. That's probably why you've seen ads for UV light products online, like wands that promise to kill

GE’s soft robot bores holes like a giant earthworm

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A giant earthworm robot was not on the list of things I expected to see when I logged in this morning. But it’s here, and I’m here for it. Designed by a team at GE Research, the robot in question nabbed a $2.5 million award as part of DARPA’s Underminer. The program was created to foster rapid tunnel digging in military environments. As is all the rage in robotics these days, the GE team turned t

Color receives FDA authorization for COVID-19 test tech that speeds up results

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Color has received an Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use of a testing method for detecting COVID-19 that provides accuracy it says is on par with currently approved best-in-class methods, but that can also produce results around 50% faster and with different supply requirements. That means more tests, done more quickly, and without the same supply

Human Interest tacks on $10M more to its Series C

100+TechCrunch / 10h
The COVID-19 pandemic is making life worse for many startups, but not all. Those benefiting are often taking advantage of the market updraft to add more capital to their accounts. Robinhood , for example, saw usage of its consumer fintech product rise rapidly . Then the company raised a Series F worth $280 million at a new, higher valuation. Another startup has done something similar. Human Inter

Galaxy Note 20 leak tips major Samsung change of heart

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Today a leak of camera array modules for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 revealed some key details about the phone’s photo prowess. The Galaxy Note 20 – assuming there is only one – will have what looks to be a periscope telephoto lens on its back, according to this leak. The leaked camera array also appears to roll with a … Continue reading

Here’s why NASA’s chief of human spaceflight resigned—and why it matters

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Enlarge / Doug Loverro was hired by NASA to land humans on the Moon by 2024. (credit: NASA) On Tuesday, NASA announced that its chief of human spaceflight, Doug Loverro, had resigned after just six months of working at the space agency. This news, coming just eight days before NASA's first launch of humans in nine years, has rocked the civil aerospace community and kicked up a flurry of rumors. T

Plaid launches Plaid Exchange to help banks manage their API

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Plaid , the fintech company that is in the process of being acquired by Visa for $5.3 billion, is launching Plaid Exchange this week. Plaid is mostly known for its range of APIs that let developers access banking information. This time, with Plaid Exchange, the company wants to help financial institutions directly so they can build and maintain an API that other developers can use. An API is an i

Remote operators in Mexico are driving scooters to riders in this Atlanta suburb

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In one Atlanta suburb, finding and returning an electric shared scooter will be taken care of by teleoperators some 1,700 miles away in Mexico City. Riders in the enclave of Peachtree Corners will be able to use an app beginning this week to hail a GoX scooter equipped with tech from teleoperations startup Tortoise. Using the “Hail my Scooter” app developed by GoX, riders can have the scooter cru

What to do when your VC writes your startup off

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The novel coronavirus has been devastating for many people, families and communities — and the consequences are still being calculated. The tech world has seen wave after wave of layoffs, sometimes multiple waves at one company only weeks apart. Some startups have lost nearly all their revenue, and depending on their cash reserves, have little hope of recovering. For VCs, the last two months have

Secrets aren't safe in a creepy '13 Reasons Why' final season trailer

46Mashable / 10h
The characters on 13 Reasons Why might have thought they wrapped everything up neatly by pushing through a twisted murder investigation in Season 3 — but someone knows the culprits are still free. Season 3 ended with Monty (Timothy Granaderos) in prison for Bryce's (Justin Prentice) murder, but things aren't as neat as losing Liberty High's top two de facto villains without consequence. Once agai

Siri Whistleblower Goes Public to Protest Lack of Consequences for Apple

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Last summer, an anonymous contractor revealed that Apple had contractors listening to private conversations , unknowingly recorded by their devices, as part of a “grading” system to improve Siri. Now, the whistleblower has gone public in a letter sent to European data protection regulators, decrying the lack of action… Read more...

Singapore Changi Will Open To Transit Passengers As Of June 2

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It looks like passenger traffic could finally start to pick up again at Singapore Changi, as the airport has seen a 99.5% drop in passenger numbers, and has closed both Terminal 2 and Terminal 4 . Singapore Changi will welcome transit passengers Changi Airport is consistently rated the best airport in the world, and is also a very popular transit hub. Since late March the airport has been closed

Get your dog an adorable hoodie and score free shipping from Petco

Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: Spoil your four-legged BFF with an adorable hoodie (and more) and score free shipping on orders over $35 at Petco through June 6. If you’re staring at videos of dogs splashing in puddles until your eyes cross, join the club. Most of us wouldn’t have stayed sane these past few months without an endless loop of cute animal videos , right? Speaking of cute pics, what’s your IRL pet wearing th

Get 2 free pillows and up to $200 off a mattress from Helix

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TL;DR: As of May 20, you can score up to $200 off your mattress order and two free pillows with any mattress from Helix. Everyone's been trying to sleep better these days so the mattress sales have been coming in hot. The latest deals come from Helix . They're getting their Memorial Day prices started early and are hard to pass up. Right now, Helix is offering $100 off any mattress purchase, $150

These Aura Blue Galaxy Buds+ were worth waiting for

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Back in February, Samsung unleashed the Galaxy Buds+. This improved version of the Galaxy Buds boasted a better battery life and improved sound quality over the original, making them a good choice for those in the market for wireless earbuds. If you’ve been thinking about picking up a pair but haven’t taken the plunge yet, then you might like to … Continue reading

How to Change Your Personal Meeting ID (PMI) in Zoom

71How-To Geek / 10h
Your Zoom account’s personal meeting ID (PMI) should only be used for private meetings. If it’s shared enough, uninvited people could Zoombomb your personal Zoom calls by using the said ID. Here’s how to change your PMI in Zoom. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

You Can Request Early Access to Transfer Play Music to YouTube Music

How-To Geek / 10h
After years of running overlapping Play Music and YouTube Music side-by-side, Google is working on transitioning users from the former service to the latter. The transfer process is rolling out in stages, but now you can ask to jump to the front of the line. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

These Samsung 4K TV deals are seeing prices as low as $269 / £299

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Samsung 4K TV deals are looking particularly cheap this week, thanks to price cuts from Best Buy in the US and Very in the UK. That all means you can pick up a 43-inch 4K TV for as little as $269.99 or £299 right now - with even more savings as you move up the price scale. If you're shopping in the US, that $269 model looks particularly enticing as a bargain buy, but this is the price of the 6-Se

You simply must watch this moving reunion of a man and his donkey after quarantine

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There is beauty in this mixed-up, messed-up quarantined world, dammit. Just listen to this sweet man's voice tremble as he repeatedly asks his donkey, "Que pasa?" (That's "what's up?" in Spanish.) The entire video is in Spanish but honestly, it doesn't matter if you know the language, this whole scene is universal. According to the Spanish radio station Cope , the man's name is Ismael Fernández a

The 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' intro recreated using stock footage is a work of art

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With the UK's lockdown edging towards its third month, people are being forced to find creative new ways of entertaining themselves. Some people are sharing old photos , some are holding virtual events online , and others are challenging themselves to raise money . Meanwhile, 37-year-old comedian and filmmaker Matthew Highton has been doing a spot of video editing. The wonderfully niche kind. "Th

Gaming PC deals: save up to $200 on a brand new HP Omen this week

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Some fantastic gaming PC deals have landed this week on a range of powerful HP Omen rigs, offering great entry points into the world of enthusiast gaming. At Best Buy the HP Omen currently has a $100 saving, knocking the price down to just $849.99 (was $949) for a machine that features an AMD Ryzen 5 3600, GTX 1660 Super graphics, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and a 1TB hard drive. These are great mid-

Listen to These 'Code Switch' Podcast Episodes About Race With Your Kids

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As this bizarre school year slowly comes to a close, we are all digging deep for content that is educational and engaging for our kids—but which we don’t have to curate ourselves, because there is no time for that right now. Bonus points are given for educational content that is not consumed by staring at a screen and … Read more...

Wednesday's Best Deals: Sennheiser Headphones, Wayfair Pillows, Kingdom Hearts, Anker Dual Dash Cam, and More

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A set of Sennheiser 450BT headphones , a Wayfair sale on decorative pillows and blankets , a complete collection of Kingdom Hearts games, an Anker Roav dual dash cam , and a steep discount on NordVPN sound off Wednesday’s best deals. Read more...

The GMC Hummer EV hopes you’ll take your top off

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The new all-electric Hummer EV will have a removable roof, GMC has confirmed today, as it continues to tease the 1,000 horsepower reboot. Set to be revealed – a little later than GMC intended – sometime in 2020, the new Hummer does away with the gas-guzzling engines of its predecessors, replacing them with an electric drivetrain that cuts emissions not … Continue reading

Doctors Are Using Mixed Reality to Treat COVID-19 Patients

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Doctors in the U.K. have started using mixed reality headsets to communicate with their peers, drastically cutting down how many medical workers need to come into contact with COVID-19 patients. The Microsoft goggles let the wearer communicate with colleagues or request information like x-ray results from technicians waiting safely in a different room, BBC News reports . And while the idea seems

iPhone 12 axe of EarPods could lead to all-wireless device

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A tip this week said that the next-generation iPhone 12 collection won’t necessarily include EarPods as past models have. Apple investors were sent a note this week by TF Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo about the earbuds. As the official Apple earbuds wouldn’t be included in the box with the iPhone 12, it’s been suggested that AirPods sales would receive a bit … Continue reading

Oculus Quest VR headsets are back in stock, but probably not for long

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TL;DR: As of May 20, the highly in-demand Oculus Quest VR headset is back in stock, but probably not for long. Ever since social distancing orders became a reality, the sales of gaming-related products have skyrocketed. A lot of people are looking for things to do while they're at home (assuming they have more free time than usual), and video games are always a go-to fix for that problem. Besides

How to Get Early Access to Google Chrome's New Safety and Design Updates

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Google announced a number of new features, tweaks, and additions to Chrome yesterday. In typical Google fashion, some are available for you to play with right now and some you’ll have to wait on. We’ve done the grunt work, and put together a comprehensive guide to unlocking every feature Google talked about yesterday… Read more...

3-D Sound and a Zoom Apocalypse: The Plays That Come to Life Online

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Watching on a screen can feel like a poor imitation of real-life theater, but some artists are using the communications technology we now rely on to enhance the streaming experience.

The best Memorial Day sales 2020: deals from Home Depot, Best Buy, and more

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Memorial Day sales are in full force just ahead of the long holiday weekend. You can already find incredible deals from your favorite retailers like Home Depot, Best Buy, Dell, and more. It's the perfect opportunity to score record-low prices on outdoor items like patio furniture, grills, lawnmowers, and decor. You can also find massive discounts on TVs, mattresses, laptops, appliances, and so mu

Sphero appoints new CEO, spins off robotics startup for first responders

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Sphero just announced that it has spun off another company. Once again, the new startup has a decidedly different focus from its parent company’s core of education-focused products. While still a robotics company at its heart, the underwhelmingly named Company Six will create robotic systems designed for first responders and other humans whose work requires them to put themselves in harm’s way. A

Cybersecurity insurance startup Coalition raises $90M Series C

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This morning, Coalition announced that it has closed a $90 million Series C. The funding comes around a year after the cybersecurity insurance startup raised a $40 million Series B that TechCrunch covered at time . The startup’s new, larger funding round was led by Valor Equity Partners and included participation from Greyhound Capital and Felicis , along with “existing investors,” per the compan

Why micromobility may emerge from the pandemic stronger than before

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Since its inception, shared micromobility services have been in a precarious position — one supported by millions of dollars in venture capital. But the COVID-19 pandemic has brought even more turmoil upon an industry that has long struggled with unit economics. It has led to mass layoffs, operation shutdowns across several markets and more consolidation. Despite the struggles of individual opera

'Animal Crossing: New Horizon’s' best feature is cooperation

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Animal Crossing gets me out of bed in the morning. And I don’t mean that in the sense that it gives me a reason to live. I mean, I have to wake up Sunday mornings before noon to catch Daisy Mae to buy some turnips before she leaves. And, on other days, I log on early to check turnip prices, since that number changes at 12pm. These are all just part of the Animal Crossing routine and, now that we’

NASA Leader Mysteriously Resigns After Unspecified Scandal

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Douglas Loverro, the head of NASA’s human spaceflight office, just resigned after an unspecified scandal, Politico reports — a mere week before SpaceX is scheduled to launch NASA astronauts from American soil for the first time since 2011. According to a letter obtained by Politico , Loverro said he left “with a very, very heavy heart” after making a “mistake” during his seven months at the space

Fairmont’s Generous “Buy One Get One Free” Promo

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We’re increasingly seeing hotels offer promotions to incentivize future stays, and Fairmont has just come out with a fantastic promotion for their North America properties. Fairmont’s “Stay Close” promo Fairmont is offering a great promotion whereby you can get a free night for every night you book for a stay this year at your choice of five properties. This promotion is valid at the following pr

Wednesday's Best Deals: Sennheiser Headphones, Wayfair Pillows, Kingdom Hearts, Anker Dual Dash Cam, and More

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A set of Sennheiser 450BT headphones , a Wayfair sale on decorative pillows and blankets , a complete collection of Kingdom Hearts games, an Anker Roav dual dash cam , and a steep discount on NordVPN sound off Wednesday’s best deals. Read more...

2021 Acura TLX reveal set: New TLX Type S with turbo V6 confirmed

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Acura is set to reboot the TLX, with the completely new second-generation sports sedan getting its big reveal later this month. Both the regular 2021 TLX – and the Acura TLX Type S the automaker today confirmed is in the pipeline – will combine performance with striking style, it’s promised, borrowing heavily from some well-received Acura concept cars from recent … Continue reading

Here's how to get $5 worth of FandangoNOW content for free

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TL;DR: As of May 20, Best Buy is selling $25 FandangoNOW gift cards for only $20. You may have recently discovered that blowing through all the movies in your Netflix and Hulu queues takes less time than you'd think when you don't have the ability to do much else. Now you've got to turn to paying for movies. FandangoNOW brings hit movies new and old to your TV. You don't even have to go to the mo

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How to Stop Steam From Launching at Startup

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Like many gaming apps, Steam will start automatically when you sign in to your computer. This can lead to clogged bandwidth, as games update automatically or appearing online when you don’t mean to. Steam’s auto-start is easy to quickly turn off. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Everything You Need to Know About Slow Internet Speeds

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Our crummy connections are the biggest tech headache in the pandemic. Here’s a comprehensive guide to what to do about them.

Headless CMS company Strapi raises another $10 million

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Strapi , the company behind the popular open-source headless CMS also called Strapi, has raised a $10 million Series A round led by Index Ventures. The company previously raised a $4 million seed round led by Accel and in October 2019. Strapi is a headless content management system, which means that the back end and the front end operate totally separately. You can run Strapi on your ow

Call of Duty: Black Ops could return to the Cold War: What we know

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It’s long been said that there are three constants in life: death, taxes, and a new Call of Duty game every year. It seems that even a global pandemic isn’t enough to stop Activision’s release schedule, as the title and setting for 2020’s Call of Duty has leaked out. It looks like we’re going back in time, with a new … Continue reading

Designer Turns Into Bane With a Robotic Face Mask That Auto-Closes When It Senses People

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Unless you’re completely irresponsible and utterly lacking in empathy, wearing a face mask is going to be a routine part of life well into 2021. In a questionable attempt to make masks more comfortable, a YouTuber has shared his custom creation that can automatically open to let fresh air in when no one’s around—at… Read more...

LA-based Brainbase raises another $8 million for IP-licensing management

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Brainbase, the rights management platform that’s helping Hollywood studios manage the licensing rights to their cultural icons, has picked up another $8 million in financing. Behind every popular story is an attempt to make money off of it, and Brainbase helps Hollywood find new ways to make money off of consumer tastes. The money came from new investors Bessemer Venture Partners and Nosara Capit

Why Travel Is Going To Stay Cheap In 2021

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Delta is capping all flights at 60% of capacity through June 30 . To maintain that commitment they're adding flights "to give confidence" to customers. Even if Delta is able to sell 60% and eventually 75% of seats on planes, we can expect them to then add flights and seats which will continue to put downward pressure on prices. And of course as other airlines as seats that'll push pricing down ev

The Flimsy Veneer of Gigantic Advertisements

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Next time your eyes are drawn to a billboard or a commercial facade, try to notice what it’s obscuring.

Why Creating a Covid-19 Vaccine Is Taking So Long

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Developing a vaccine that’s both effective and safe is grueling, methodical work. And once we have one, we’ll need many, many doses too.

Can These Wacky Reading Glasses Fix Your Neck Pain?

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We know just how much you’ve been reading lately (or, to be more honest, watching videos on your iPad). Either way, your neck is probably feeling the strain, which is why we decided to test out Lazy Readers . Read more...

Why Infinity Ward doesn't call 'CoD: Warzone' a battle royale

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Turns out, Call of Duty: Warzone is not a battle royale. Infinity Ward and Raven Software’s latest mode pits 150 players against each other on a single map, with limited respawn capabilities and clear instructions: kill to survive. Each round begins with players parachuting into random locations across Verdansk, the massive, loot-strewn fighting field. It sounds like a battle royale. It feels lik

Despite COVID-19, optimism reigns in the Midwest’s startup scene

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Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Startups in the Midwest are optimistic despite the fact that a fair number of companies in the region are suffering from economic impacts stemming from COVID-19, recently collected data shows. The global pandemic has shaken the U.S. economy, but it hasn’t affected each area in th

Former Stitch Fix COO Julie Bornstein just took the wraps off her app-only e-commerce startup, The Yes

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After teasing the launch of their new startup last year, e-commerce veteran Julie Bornstein and her technical co-founder, Amit Aggarwal, are today launching The Yes , a women’s shopping platform that they’ve been quietly building for 18 months and they say will create tailor-made experiences for each user, courtesy of its sophisticated algorithms. Bornstein’s experience and vision alone attracted

Best laptops for kids in India: Studies, entertainment and beyond

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Looking to buy a laptop for your kid? We’ve got you covered. But before we suggest the best laptops , it’s good to understand where to start even though the process of choosing a kid’s laptop is the same as choosing any other laptop. Set your priorities first. For kids, it’s best to start them off with not very expensive models. On the other hand, you also don’t want something so cheap that it do

Snag Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro for $300 off at Amazon

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Don’t worry if you missed out on Amazon's previous deal for the 16-inch MacBook Pro — it’s back. The internet retailer is selling the base version of Apple’s high-end laptop for $2,099 , or a full $300 off. That nets you a six-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage and Radeon Pro 5300M graphics, or more than enough for everyday use and some heavy-duty tasks. Just be aware tha

Climate Change is Turning Antarctica's Snow Green

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As the planet warms, parts of the planet are going green—and not in the environmentally friendly way. Snow in coastal Antarctica is literally turning the color green. Read more...

Directly, which trains customer service chatbots with expert advice, raises $11M more

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Directly , a startup whose mission is to help build better customer service chatbots by using experts in specific areas to train them, has raised more funding as it opens up a new front to grow its business: APIs and a partner ecosystem that can now also tap into its expert network. Today Directly is announcing that it has added $11 million to close out its Series B at $31 million (it raised $20

JetBlue’s Generous Seat Blocking Policy

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JetBlue has today extended their seat blocking policy, and even made it more official . JetBlue guarantees you won’t sit next to a stranger Through July 6, 2020, JetBlue is promising that you won’t sit next to a stranger on a flight. With this seat distancing policy: Middle seats will be blocked on all Airbus A320 & A321 aircraft (where the configuration is 3-3) Aisle seats will be blocked on all

GM Ultra Cruise will expand hands-free driving onto city streets

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Cadillac Super Cruise is only starting to roll out to more than a single car this year, but GM is already working on a new version of the semi-autonomous driving system to better take on Tesla’s Autopilot. GM “Ultra Cruise,” as the system is being internally referred to, will apparently expand Super Cruise beyond its current operation on divided highways, … Continue reading

Here's how Ed Helms and Rashida Jones joined 'The Office'

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Season 2 of The Office ended with some serious cliffhangers , and Season 3 kicked things off by introducing two important new characters: Andy Bernard and Karen Filippelli. On the latest episode of the Office Ladies podcast , former co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey talked about all the goings on in Season 3, Episode 1, "Gay Witch Hunt." In addition to chatting with Oscar Nunez about his c

Where to Stream Animal Planet After You’ve Cut the Cord

How-To Geek / 12h
With shows like Crikey! It’s the Irwins and The Aquarium, you can take in all the fantastic content offered by the Animal Planet channel. These services bring you all of the animal content without being locked into a cable bill. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Seamlessly Transfer Your WhatsApp Messages to Your New Phone

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When you move to a new phone, you have to take several steps to make sure you keep all the data from your old device. Things like photos and apps are relatively easy to transfer, but what about WhatsApp messages? After all, you likely want to keep your WhatsApp chat history. That’s exactly where iMyFone iTransor for WhatsApp comes in. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Simon Pegg Says Star Trek's Cinematic Future Remains Uncertain

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Jamie Lee Curtis is making her debut with a climate-changed theme slice of horror. Michael Bay is lending his particular brand of extra to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein gives an optimistic update about Netflix’s One Piece adaptation. Plus, what’s to come when Legends of Tomorrow … Read more...

Twitch's Safety Advisory Council Rollout Has Been A Disaster

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Last week, Twitch announced a new Safety Advisory Council intended to provide input on some of Twitch’s most pernicious issues, including work-life balance, safety and moderation, and protection of marginalized groups. The council is made up of social media experts as well as a small handful of streamers. One of those… Read more...

BBC will open its Sounds app to non-BBC podcasts

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The BBC might not always want its podcasts on third-party services , but it doesn’t have similar reservations about bringing audio from others to its own app. As part of its Annual Plan , the broadcaster has revealed that it will open the BBC Sounds app to “non-BBC podcasts” for the first time. It didn’t provide a timeline or say just which kinds of shows might make the cut, but the goal was to “

SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule arrives at launch complex

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SpaceX is currently preparing for a historic mission that will see the Crew Dragon capsule send American astronauts into space for the first time. The Crew Dragon capsule that will carry the astronauts into space has reached the Florida launch site ahead of the historic launch currently scheduled for next week. The spacecraft arrived at Launch Complex 39A at the … Continue reading

Zoom will stop accepting new users in some markets

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After months of growth, Zoom has opted to go with an enterprise-only mode in China, barring new individual users from signing up for a free account on the video conferencing platform. As per the new policies which came into effect from May 1, only enterprise users or Individuals who’ve upgraded to paid accounts are able to host meetings. While existing free users will be able to attend the meetin

Extra Crunch Live: Join Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg for a live Q&A May 26 at 2pm ET/11am PT

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Hans Vestberg, CEO of Verizon Communications, is a busy man. He’s also a business man. He’s a busy businessman, but has graciously made time to join us for an episode of Extra Crunch Live , our ongoing speaker series for Extra Crunch members . We’re thrilled to have Vestberg as a guest on the show! The episode will air on May 26 at 2pm ET/11am PT. Full disclosure: Verizon is the parent company to

BetterCloud scores $75M Series F as SaaS management needs grow

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BetterCloud gives IT visibility into its SaaS tools providing the means to discover, manage and secure those tools. In the middle of a crisis that has forced most companies to move workers home, being able to manage SaaS usage in this way is growing increasingly significant. Today the company announced a $75 million Series F. Warburg Pincus led the way with participation from existing investors B

FireHydrant lands $8M Series A for disaster management tool

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When I spoke to Robert Ross, CEO and co-founder at FireHydrant last week, we had a technology adventure. First the audio wasn’t working correctly on Zoom, then Google Meet. Finally we used cell phones to complete the interview. It was like a case study in what FireHydrant is designed to do — help companies manage incidents and recover more quickly when things go wrong with their services. Today t

MasterClass just raised $100 million for celebrity-fueled content

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MasterClass , a startup that sells celebrity-taught classes to people, has raised $100 million in a Series E round. The round was led by Fidelity Management & Research Company with participation from new investors including Owl Ventures , 01 Advisors and existing investors NEA , IVP , Atomico and NextEquity Partners. The new financing brings MasterClass’ valuation to $800 million, according to Bl

Let's Rebuild the Broken Meat Industry—Without Animals

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Covid-19 has laid bare many flaws of industrialized animal agriculture. Plant- and cell-based alternatives offer a more resilient solution.

This Lab ‘Cooks’ With AI to Make New Materials

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A Toronto lab recycles carbon dioxide into more useful chemicals, using materials it discovered with artificial intelligence and supercomputers.

At the end of time and space are phat beats: Blood Machines movie review

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Enlarge / The future of AI is a mannequin's nightmare. (credit: Seth Ickerman + Carpenter Brut ) Two spacemen in the distant future get more than they bargained for while chasing a rogue AI to a far-off planet in Blood Machines , which debuts tomorrow in North America, Ireland, and the UK on the Shudder streaming service . The movie is a collaboration between synthwave musician Carpenter Brut and

Intel’s new i9-10900K—fast, yes; competitive, not so much

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Enlarge / Intel's shiny new 5.3—ish, maybe, but probably not—GHz CPU is seen here running on a Gigabyte AORUS Z490 Master board, on a Praxis wetbench chassis, with the excellent NZXT Kraken fluid cooler. (credit: Jim Salter) We finally got our grubby paws on the flagship SKU of Intel's new Comet Lake desktop processors—the (sorta) 5.3GHz, (well over) 125W TDP i9-10900K. Intel's extremely lacklust

Origin PC's refreshed EON17-X laptop has a high-end Intel desktop chip

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When Origin PC first launched its EON17-X gaming laptop back in 2012, it clocked in at twelve pounds and measured over two inches thick — a behemoth by today’s standards, but its specs were otherwise so impressive that die-hard gamers were undeterred. It’s had a few design refreshes since, but now it’s back, (a little) slimmer, lighter and bursting with predictably impressive upgraded specs. The

When it’s time to retire that airplane, how do airlines decide what to let go?

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It is never easy for an airline to say goodbye to an airplane. Each model carries some bit of nostalgia, often known for some feat — both positive and negative — in a carrier’s history. But as any executive will tell you, the airline industry has little room for nostalgia and and historical feats beyond the realm of memory. Especially when airlines face the worst crisis in their history from the

How to Get Early Access to Google Chrome's New Safety and Design Updates

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Google announced a number of new features, tweaks, and additions to Chrome yesterday. In typical Google fashion, some are available for you to play with right now and some you’ll have to wait on. We’ve done the grunt work, and put together a comprehensive guide to unlocking every feature Google talked about yesterday… Read more...

Scared to ride? These e-scooters drive themselves to be cleaned.

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How to Customize the Summary Tab in the iPhone’s Health App

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The new Health app on iPhone (introduced in iOS 13) focuses on providing deeper insights using your health data in a dynamic summary view. But if you want some consistency, here’s how you can customize the Favorites section in the Summary tab. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

2020 Nissan Frontier packing new 3.8L V6 priced up

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Nissan has announced pricing on the 2020 Frontier mid-size pickup, starting at $26,790 for the Frontier King Cab 4×2 S model. The 2020 year model is laying the groundwork for the next-generation Frontier featuring an all-new 3.8L V-6 engine paired with a new nine-speed automatic transmission. Pricing has increased less than $2000 in comparison to a 2019 year model. The … Continue reading

Man sentenced to death in Singapore via Zoom

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The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the city to postpone all but 'essential' court cases.