Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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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

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

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

4KMashable / 3h
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

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

Mashable / 5min
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

Mashable / 5min
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

SlashGear / 7min
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

How-To Geek / 7min
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 / 7min
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

Lifehacker / 25min
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

20Lifehacker / 25min
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

SlashGear / 29min
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

20Mashable / 33min
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

100+TechCrunch / 46min
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

100+TechCrunch / 46min
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

100+TechCrunch / 46min
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

100+Futurism / 50min
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

20Gizmodo / 54min
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

SlashGear / 1h
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

Mashable / 1h
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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Music, Arts & Literature / 1h
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How to Stop Steam From Launching at Startup

How-To Geek / 1h
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

Apple Grayshift iPhone 12100+NYT > Technology / 1h
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

100+Gizmodo / 1h
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

30View from the Wing / 1h
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

68Wired / 1h
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

76Wired / 1h
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?

Lifehacker / 1h
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

100+TechCrunch / 1h
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

100+TechCrunch / 1h
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

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

39Gizmodo / 1h
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 / 1h
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

How-To Geek / 1h
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

38Gizmodo / 1h
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

SlashGear / 2h
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

100+TechCrunch / 2h
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

100+TechCrunch / 2h
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

100+Wired / 2h
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

68Wired / 2h
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

60Ars Technica / 2h
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 today on the Shudder streaming service . The movie is a collaboration between synthwave musician Carpenter Brut and French directors Raphaël Hernandez and S

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

30Engadget / 2h
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?

The Points Guy / 2h
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.

41Mashable / 2h
Bike- and scooter-sharing isn't as compelling as it used to be, so companies are stepping up cleaning procedures. One scooter rental company is launching an extensive sanitization program in an Atlanta suburb with remote-controlled autonomous scooters. Go X e-scooters teamed up with Tortoise to put its autonomous-capable software and cameras on its fleet in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. Starting We

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

How-To Geek / 2h
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

SlashGear / 2h
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

Singapore Death Zoom1KBBC News - Technology / 2h
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the city to postpone all but 'essential' court cases.

How to Send Audio and Video Messages to the People You're Missing

Gizmodo / 2h
Meeting up with friends and family is difficult (if not impossible) right now, which is why we’re all experimenting with different ways to keep in touch . Not every form of communication has to be a live video chat, though—there are tons of options that allow you to leave audio and video messages for friends and family… Read more...

Emerging from stealth, Octant is bringing the tools of synthetic biology to large scale drug discovery

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Octant , a company backed by Andreessen Horowitz just now unveiling itself publicly to the world, is using the tools of synthetic biology to buck the latest trends in drug discovery. As the pharmaceuticals industry turns its attention to precision medicine — the search for ever more tailored treatments for specific diseases using genetic engineering — Octant is using the same technologies to enga

American Airlines Has Advice For Parents Whose Kids Are Flying Alone During the Global Pandemic

20View from the Wing / 2h
Many airlines are no longer shipping pets but apparently parents are still sending their kids on flights as unaccompanied minors. In fact American Airlines has a new warning parents booking their children to fly solo in the age of corona. Continue reading ...

Volvo has switched on its controversial top speed limit

SlashGear / 2h
Volvo has implemented its controversial speed limit on its new cars, limiting the top speed of its SUVs, sedans, and wagons in the name of road safety. Announced last year, the plan also sees each new Volvo come with the automaker’s Care Key, a special key that allows extra limits to be placed on the vehicle before a less experienced … Continue reading

Amazon is selling Apple's cellular 64GB iPad Mini at an all-time low

100+Engadget / 2h
Earlier this year we saw the 64GB WiFi version of Apple’s iPad mini drop to new low of $350 — now the cellular model is getting a big price drop, too. Usually on sale for $529, Amazon’s deal brings it down to $394 — that’s $135 off on-the-go tablet connectivity (albeit only in the gold version). Buy iPad Mini Cellular on Amazon - $394 There’s a lot to love about the latest iPad Mini. In our in-de

How to Change the Height or Width of the Taskbar on Windows 10

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Did you know Windows 10’s taskbar can be resized? With a few clicks, you can make it even taller, giving you more room for application shortcuts. If you’re using a vertical taskbar, you can make it wider. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

What Are Antimicrobial Fabrics (and Do They Work)?

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Wondering if it’s worth it to buy antimicrobial clothing and face masks? Here’s a closer look at how these fabrics work, and what they can (and can’t) do. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Keep Your Kids Safe Online with These Parental Control Apps

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Internet-connected devices make it easy for kids to hang with friends or learn new things, but they also offer a way to access inappropriate content. With a parental control app, however, you can limit usage times and block unwanted content. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

As good as United transcon gets: A review of Polaris business from New York to Los Angeles on the Boeing 787-10

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During the COVID-19 crisis, our team has temporarily ceased taking review trips. However, we are publishing new flight , hotel and lounge reviews, from trips taken before the lockdown. We have also been publishing a selection of our most popular reviews from the past year. We hope this will help you choose once we’re all ready to start booking trips again. Bear in mind that for the foreseeable fu

Rachio's 8-Zone Smart Sprinkler Keeps Your Grass Green, Down to $130

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Curiosity experiment sheds new light on old Mars questions

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The NASA Curiosity Rover has been exploring Mars for many years. One of the key experiments that the rover has been conducting is a multi-year experiment happening in the chemistry lab inside the rover’s belly called the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM). Scientists have used the results of that test to make insights into answering some of the biggest questions … Continue reading

View along Woodward Avenue in residential neighborhood. Two...

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View along Woodward Avenue in residential neighborhood. Two street cars seen coming up road side by side. Church visible in distance; boy stands on corner by tree. Printed on front: “Woodward Avenue; north from Davenport Street. Detroit, Mich.” Handwritten on front: “This is one of the prettiest streets in Detroit. Wish you could see Detroit. [Illegible].” Printed on back: “Published by The Detro

New Workaround For Old American AAdvantage Award Search

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It appears that American Airlines tried to get rid of their (superior) old award search tool once and for all, but there continues to be a workaround. New vs. old AAdvantage award search tools As many people may already know, since last year American has had two different AAdvantage award search tools. There’s the old one, which I love: It’s easy to switch between cabins It’s easy to select wheth

Identity management startup Truework raises $30M to help you verify your work history

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As organizations look for safe and efficient ways of running their services in the new global paradigm of increased social distancing, a startup that has built a platform to help people verify their work details in a secure way is announcing a round of growth funding. Truework , which provides a way for banks, apartment-rental agencies, and others to check the employment details of an applicant i

Apple's iPhone 12 might come without EarPods

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Apple's next major iPhone, likely called iPhone 12, might be the first Apple phone to come without any sort of earbuds in the box. This is according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who predicted (via MacRumors ) that Apple will leave out the wired earbuds when it launches the iPhone 12 in September (or, possibly, a bit later ). Before you get angry at Apple for offering even less value with their

Amazon releases its first big budget video game

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Amazon Game Studios hopes its new game Crucible can compete with Overwatch and Fortnite.

Canada fines Facebook almost $6.5 million over 'false' data privacy claims

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Facebook is coughing up for another fine. This time the social network is handing over CAD$9 million (US$6.5 million / £5.3 million) to Canada as part of a settlement over the way it handled users’ personal information between August 2012 and June 2018. According to Canada’s independent Competition Bureau , Facebook “made false or misleading claims about the privacy of Canadians’ personal informa

JetBlue promises you won’t sit next to a stranger on one of its planes

52The Points Guy / 3h
As travelers slowly begin to return to the skies , U.S. airlines have been implementing new procedures that aim to make customers feel comfortable onboard while also keeping employees and the traveling public safe. Alaska Airlines, Delta and Southwest have taken social distancing to an onboard extreme , by blocking the sale of middle seats (or their equivalent, in the case of Southwest). Now JetB

This AI Maestro Wants to Serenade You

100+Wired / 3h
A composer and the co-creator of Siri are trying to create background music that responds to the listener's feelings.

How Do Astronauts Escape When a Space Launch Goes Wrong?

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SpaceX is preparing for the first crewed launch of its Crew Dragon capsule. Engineers have spent years planning for what happens if things go awry.

Lenovo Duet Chromebook Review: The Right Notes

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Lightweight, affordable, and fun. There's much to love about Lenovo's $300 laptop.

A Reading List for Kids on Their Very Long Summer Break

68Wired / 3h
We've got suggestions for classics to rediscover, what to read if your brother is driving you nuts, plus ideas to help you process this whole Covid situation.

How to Peek Inside Binary Files From the Linux Command Line

How-To Geek / 3h
Have a mystery file? The Linux file command will quickly tell you what type of file it is. If it’s a binary file, though, you can find out even more about it. file has a whole raft of stablemates that will help you analyze it. We’ll show you how to use some of these tools. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

EasyJet Hackers Stole the Data of 9 Million Customers

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EasyJet, a budget airline based in the UK, admitted that hackers breached its servers and stole the details of 9 million customers. Data taken include email addresses, travel plans, and in some cases, credit card information. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Razer's First Try at a Set of "Lifestyle" Headphones Is Pretty Sharp

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The Opus is Razer’s first foray into “lifestyle” headphones. With a surprisingly understated design, these are made to wear anywhere and anytime. They have ANC, are THX-certified, and cost $199. Overall, they’re solid—but if sound quality is your primary concern with headphones, they may leave you wanting. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

SANBS and Facebook partner to increase blood donations

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Hinge rolls out in-app video calls and reveals how users really feel about quarantine dating

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Today the dating app Hinge launches Hinge Labs, the first dating app research program backed by behavioral data and not solely on surveys. Their first project is bringing video capabilities to the app — something already familiar to daters during the coronavirus pandemic. The app itself is now testing in-app video calls and select markets (Dallas, Denver, Miami, Minneapolis, and Washington, D.C.)

Facebook Shops looks to help small businesses during global lockdown

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Facebook has announced a new free marketplace aimed at helping brick and mortar stores to earn and save some money due to the coronavirus-led lockdown. According to the company, Facebook Shops has been in development for over six months and can provide a digital window for businesses to sell their products via multiple platforms owned by the company. This includes the business's Facebook page, st

Raspberry Pi not powerful enough for you? This compact board boasts an AMD Ryzen APU

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Axiomtek has revealed a new compact computer board in a similar vein to the much-loved Raspberry Pi , although it is bigger, and doubtless more expensive – pricing is still unknown at the moment – but it’s correspondingly more powerful, packing an AMD Ryzen APU into its petite frame no less. Axiomtek’s CAPA13R (no, the name isn’t as snappy as the Pi for sure) can be bought with a Ryzen V1807B or

One GX 7-inch 5G gaming handheld PC looks good but raises questions

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GPD just launched pre-orders for its gigantic WIN Max whose size was dictated by the need for both a decent keyboard as well as gamepad controls on one device. Competitor One Netbook, however, has apparently decided to take a different approach to the same problem. It has no revealed that is One GX will indeed have detachable controllers like the … Continue reading

Ken Jeong attempts to guess which of James Corden's staff can sing. It's not easy.

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Just when you think The Late Late Show staff must be running low on ideas for guessing games that can be played over Zoom, they bust out another classic. So far we've had pants or PJs , pets or pillows , and an attempt to work out who's lying about being able to play a musical instrument . Now, it's time for a Late Late Show classic — singing. In the video above, actor Ken Jeong attempts to work

PS Plus deals are bringing 50% price cuts to memberships in the US this week

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Save nearly 50% with these PS Plus deals, slashing prices on Sony's own online subscription service across the US this week. With three month PS Plus memberships coming in under $15 right now , there's never been a better time to get take your PS4 online. However, if you're in it for the long haul we'd rather point you towards this $31 PS Plus deal offering a full year for 49% off. You'd usually

The Morning After: Microsoft unveils its powerful Open AI supercomputer

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Yesterday, Microsoft’s Build 2020 developer conference kicked off (remotely), and we saw the first results of Microsoft’s billion-dollar investment in OpenAI, a company co-founded by Elon Musk. Microsoft announced it has developed an Azure-hosted supercomputer built expressly for testing OpenAI's large-scale artificial intelligence models. While we've seen many AI implementations focused on singl

American Airlines ‘not going away’ because of the coronavirus crisis

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Rumors have swirled about the viability of U.S. airlines since the leader of Boeing told the Today Show earlier this month that a major carrier would “most likely” fail as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. No U.S. airline is doing well. Combined losses surpassed $5 billion in the first quarter alone, when COVID-19 only really kept would-be travelers home for a one month of the three month per

New Whatsapp update brings back 30-second video status feature

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Whatsapp users, who love to share their video status can extend their videos to 30 seconds from the current 15 seconds limit. The 30-second video status has returned for Indian users after it was abruptly removed from Whatsapp to the dismay of many. According to a report by WABetaInfo the restricted status feature was only implemented in India as part of measures to reduce the load on the server

The numbers don’t lie—NASA’s move to commercial space has saved money

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Enlarge / The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft arrives at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (credit: NASA) When NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken blast off inside a Crew Dragon spacecraft later this month, they will not only launch into space. They will also inaugurate a potentially transformative era for the space agency. No private company has ever launched hu

This McLaren 600LT Segestria Borealis pays homage to a venomous spider

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McLaren affectionately calls this 600 LT Segestria Borealis the ‘Spider Spider,’ and for good reason. It’s not uncommon for carmakers to design cars based on animals, but this particular McLaren 600LT pays homage to an actual venomous spider. And while the actual car doesn’t have six eyes and four pairs of legs, it offers menacing looks and exhilarating performance like … Continue reading

A Hack To Continue To Use American’s Old Award Calendar

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Yesterday American Airlines decommissioned their old award calendar . The airline confirmed to me that it was supposed to be gone for good . However there's still a way to access this tool that lets you display award availability across a month by award type , something the new calendar does not offer. Continue reading ...

Iceland Will Offer Free COVID-19 Testing To Tourists (For A Limited Time)

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Iceland will soon be opening up to tourists from around the world by providing COVID-19 testing upon landing, and we now have a better sense of what that will look like. Iceland’s plan to reopen to tourists Iceland is planning for a summer tourist season as of June 15, 2020, and the country seems to be going about it in a rather responsible way (to the point that I’ve been pondering a trip to Ice

Microsoft’s new supercomputer will unlock AI opportunities that are ‘hard to even imagine’

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Microsoft has unveiled a brand new supercomputer designed specifically to train gigantic artificial intelligence (AI) models, the firm announced at its annual Build conference. Hosted in Microsoft Azure , the system boasts more than 285,000 CPU cores, 10,000 GPUs and 400Gb of connectivity per second for each GPU server, placing it among the top five most powerful supercomputers in the world. The

2020's Call of Duty game may take us to the Cold War, based on this leaked title

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As sure as the sun rises, we know that every year we're going to see a new Call of Duty game. Sure enough, Activision recently confirmed that a new "premium" Call of Duty is in the works and due for release this year. And while the publisher didn't shed any light on what the next Call of Duty will be about, we may already know what it will be called. According to a leak, backed up by Eurogamer's

Podcast: Who watches the pandemic watchers? We do

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Deep Tech is a new subscriber-only podcast that brings alive the people and ideas our editors and reporters are thinking about. Episodes are released every two weeks. We’re making this episode—like much of the rest of our coronavirus coverage—free to everyone. No sooner had the stay-at-home orders come down than mobile app developers around the world began to imagine how our smartphones could mak

Alleged Drug Dealer Sentenced to Death by Hanging Via Zoom in Singapore

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Singapore’s Supreme Court sentenced a man to death via Zoom video chat on Friday, according to a report from the Strait Times . It’s believed to be the second time that a death sentence has been handed down this year over the video service, which has seen a dramatic increase in use since the global coronavirus pandemic… Read more...

Google pledges not to make custom software for oil and gas extraction

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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 says that it will not "build custom AI/ML algorithms to facilitate upstream extraction in the oil and gas industry," the company announced on Tuesday. This represents a small but significant win for climate activists. Google's comment coincided with the rele

Gaming laptop deals: huge $450 price cuts in the latest Dell and Alienware sale

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Dell gaming laptop deals just keep getting better and better this week as memorial day sales start to take off. We're now seeing savings on budget machines all the way up to enthusiast-level ranging from $270 off to a massive $450 off. If you're looking for a cheap laptop deal now's your chance. Our highlight this week is this $300 saving on a Dell G5 15 for $1,049.99 (was $1,349.99) featuring a

Truecaller update revamps the app with smart features

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Truecaller, the popular caller ID app got a fresh facelift that declutters the calls and SMS sections, a new full-screen identification as well as a smart SMS organiser. With close to 150 million active users, India accounts for two-thirds of all Truecaller users around the world. The new update is based on the most prevalent feedback given by its Indian community. The biggest change comes with t

China’s Geek+ brings warehouse robots to US via Conveyco partnership

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Chinese robots will soon be seen roaming a number of warehouse floors across North America. Geek+, a well-funded Chinese robotics company that specializes in logistics automation for factories, warehouses and supply chains, furthers its expansion in North America after striking a strategic partnership with Conveyco, an order fulfillment and distribution center system integrator with operations ac

How Does a Virus Spread in Cities? It’s a Problem of Scale

100+Wired / 4h
Population density didn’t make Covid-19 worse in New York City. If you want to know what went wrong, you have to think a lot smaller.

How To Switch iPhones & Transfer Data Without Losing a Thing

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Everything you need to know to successfully backup and restore your contacts, music, photos, and apps from one iPhone, iPad, or iPod to another.

Spot robot dog could soon be tending farms and herding sheep

SlashGear / 4h
Boston Dynamics’ more portable version of its BigDog robot is getting around, figuratively and literally. At a time when social distancing and working remotely has become more than just a luxury, Spot’s mobility and general-purpose design could be the key to keeping the world turning even with no humans in plain sight. That’s the future that New Zealand robotics company … Continue reading

Buy United MileagePlus Miles With A Mystery Bonus

500+One Mile at a Time / 4h
Citi is an advertising partner of OMAAT Obviously this isn’t the time to buy miles speculatively. However, for those planning in advance, it could make sense to buy miles at a discount. That’s why I’ll keep covering deals to buy points as they arise. United Airlines MileagePlus has just launched their latest promotion on purchased miles . Buy United Miles With A Mystery Bonus Through 11:59PM CT o

United’s ‘CleanPlus’ initiative includes enhanced cleaning, pre-packaged food and more

The Points Guy / 4h
Throughout this month, airlines have developed and evolved various measures to minimize the coronavirus risk for passengers and staff, from blocking the sale of middle seats — in Delta’s case — to contacting passengers and offering free changes ahead of full flights — in United’s . United Airlines still doesn’t have plans to limit the sale of seats onboard its flights, though the airline announce

'PUBG' adds bots to PC matches

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PUBG wants to give new players a break. With Update 7.2 the game will see the introduction of bots to PC servers designed to help newbies hone their skills, gain a bit of confidence and start closing the ability gap between them and seasoned veterans. As the game’s developers wrote in a blog post last week, “We’re seeing more often that many newer players are being eliminated early with no kills

Has the PS5 already been bested by a mid-range gaming PC?

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When Sony and Epic showed off a demo of the impressive-looking Unreal Engine 5 running on early PS5 hardware , it got many people excited for the next generation of games consoles – but it seems like anyone with a mid-range gaming PC will already be able to experience those kind of visuals. We already knew that the PS5 and Xbox Series X would struggle to compete with gaming PCs, but according to

13 Games and Apps You Should Sideload onto Your Oculus Quest

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The Oculus Quest is a great piece of tech—being able to play complicated VR games without needing to be tethered to a PC or console is, quite literally, freeing. But it can’t play everything. Oculus picks and chooses what games it allows on the Quest (mostly for performance reasons). However, you can sidestep that limitation with sideloading—a process that allows you to load any game you want ont

Tier's new electric scooters come with a folding helmet for improved safety

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Tier will become the first major electric scooter rental company to integrate helmets into its fleet of vehicles, as a new study has shown electric scooter injuries are on the rise. Starting this month, Tier is aiming to deploy 200 scooters in Paris and Berlin that will come equipped with the new foldable helmets. The protective helmets fit inside a smart box that sits just below the scooter’s ha

Mini Countryman by X-Raid is ready for the wilderness

SlashGear / 4h
The blokes at X-Raid are seasoned veterans of the grueling Dakar Rally, and this off-road ready Mini Countryman is proof of that. But instead of creating a watered-down version of an all-out rally monster like the Mini John Cooper Works Buggy, the Mini Countryman by X-Raid features a mild off-road package with bigger tires, a lifted ride height, and the … Continue reading

How much do Amex Offers differ between cards?

The Points Guy / 4h
Reader Questions are answered twice a week by TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Ethan Steinberg . American Express has quite a diverse credit card portfolio , with options ranging from no-annual-fee cash-back cards all the way up to the exclusive invite-only Amex Centurion card . The one thing that these cards all have in common is that they come with access to money-saving Amex Offers . TPG

Why businesses must prepare for hyper automation now

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Automation has been used for decades in a wide range of industries to boost efficiency and productivity , reduce waste and ensure quality and safety. And now, we're ready for the next step. Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Natural Language Processing (NLP) and big data analytics are now being combined with automation, to deal with more complex problems and bring furthe

These laptops and desktops are built for working from home

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TL;DR: Save £100 on all Lenovo ThinkPad and ThinkCentre products using the code THINK100 . We sort of take it for granted that laptops and desktops are rigorously tested before being made available, but not every device is put through the same level of stress. Lenovo tests its popular ThinkPad and ThinkCentre products against 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks to ensu

Liberty Charge will use Virgin Media's network to power electric vehicles

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A joint-venture between Virgin Media’s parent company Liberty Global and Zouk Capital will see on-street electric vehicle charging points rolled out across the UK. Liberty Charge will use Virgin Media’s cable network as the foundation of the rollout, making use of its infrastructure, deployment experience, and existing relationships with local authorities. Under-the-pavement power will be used to

Asteroid to pass by Earth today

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Apple spends around $70 million on Tom Hanks movie Greyhound

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Greyhound, the World War II battleship drama written by and starring Tom Hanks, will now debut on the Apple TV Plus streaming service instead of getting a theatrical release. According to a report by Deadline , Apple made a successful bid of around $70 million for the movie. Greyhound doesn't have a release date yet on Apple TV Plus, but it's suggested we won't have to wait long to see it. Origin

David Lynch's daily YouTube weather reports and are highly soothing and very David Lynch

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And now, wielding a steaming cup of presumably damn good coffee, here's David Lynch with the weather. The legendary Twin Peaks director has been using his time spent staying at home during California's ongoing lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic to offer a public service. Sitting in what appears to be a corner of his home in Los Angeles, filled with odds and ends, Lynch delivers a daily update

Stephen Colbert and Amy Sedaris make tiny craft people using popsicle sticks

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When Amy Sedaris isn't busy chastising cartoon horses or hanging out with Baby Yoda , she's busy making crafts. Tiny, popsicle stick people, to be precise. In the video above, she walks Stephen Colbert through the process. "You're gonna need a jar full of either the hair from your hairbrush, I have some rabbit hair in here, I have some chopped up wigs..." says Sedaris, proudly showing Colbert her

iPhone SE deals: loads of data and affordable bills make this plan a top choice

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With the entire purpose of the iPhone SE being centred around affordability, the majority of plans have settled into the lower end of data, offering you a small amount for your money...but what if you need more? For all of the people streaming, gaming and generally burning through data each month, there are a few iPhone SE deals that will appeal to you more. However, an offer from Three seems to

NHS coronavirus app has multiple serious security issues

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A number of serious security flaws have been discovered in the contact-tracking app currently being trialled by the NHS to stop the spread of Covid-19. A team of senior security researchers found several issues that could affect user privacy and even sabotage the app itself. The app is currently undergoing testing in the Isle of Wight before a potential nationwide rollout, and has been touted by

Windows 10 will soon be able to run Linux GUI apps directly

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This is definitely not your grandfather’s Microsoft. Not too long ago, then-CEO Steve Ballmer called Linux a cancer. Today, Microsoft proclaims it loves Linux and open source, two things the company set out to destroy using whatever means necessary (and some argue it’s still doing behind the scenes). From the acquisition of GitHub to its Windows Subsystem for Linux, Microsoft … Continue reading

6 ways to help seniors as states relax coronavirus restrictions

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Amy Goyer hears from a lot of seniors in her role as AARP's family and caregiving expert. Lately, they've talked about feeling exhausted by the prospect of living with coronavirus restrictions. "The thought of having to do this for months and months is completely overwhelming," says Goyer. Though numerous states have begun relaxing their shelter-in-place policies, seniors remain worried about con

This ‘gun’ has been designed to safely take down drones

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How to stay sane when the world’s going mad

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Take a deep breath. Now, tell me … how are you feeling? There are no wrong answers, and no one else needs to know. Give your day a score out of 10 if you can’t think of the right words. Even better, write it down. Set a reminder to write down how you’re feeling every day. Now you’ve started a mood diary. These sorts of techniques are usually reserved for the therapist’s chair. But with anxiety ri

Sony’s 8K TV pricing is tempting, but can it take on Samsung?

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The Sony Z8H is set to be the company’s flagship 8K TV for 2020 – unavoidably, given it’s the only Sony 8K TV releasing this year. Confirmation of its pricing, though, brings up the awkward question of how the Z8H can compete with the multiple 8K sets already being put out by other TV brands; namely, Samsung and LG. The Sony Z8H comes in a 75-inch and 85-inch size, costing $7,000 / £5,999 for the

iQoo announces a Transformers Edition iQoo 3 5G

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iQoo has announced that a custom-designed Transformer Edition of iQoo 3 5G will go for sale on June 1 in China. The official poster by iQoo on Weibo shows the design of the phone similar to the original iQoo 3 5G that launched a few months back. However, the new edition has a Transformers logo etched on to the back with the iQoo Logo and a caption ‘Monster Inside’ written vertically. The finish o

Motorola Edge Plus releases in the UAE and Saudi Arabia

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After launching in the US, the Motorola Edge Plus has quickly made its way to the UAE. The handset debuted today and will be sold for AED 3,999 in the UAE or SAR 3,799 in KSA through local telcos as well as online stores. There aren’t any storage or RAM options and you can choose any color as long as it’s Thunder Grey. The Motorola Edge Plus is a big deal because this is the first true flagship f

Google's smart headphone cord lets you control your music with a pinch, swipe, or squeeze

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Google is working on a smart headphone cable that could allow you to control your music by patting, swiping, pinching, or squeezing a fabric cord, according to a blog post by the company. Dubbed the I/O braid, it uses what the tech giant calls a "helical sensing matrix" to sense touch commands, allowing users to change the volume of their music and play, pause, and skip tracks. The best headphone

How this big locust plague will end

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Locusts descended upon East Africa in January. The next month, a swarm blanketed a huge Kenyan lakeshore, transforming the ground into buzzing, yellow fields . Now in May, the locust outbreak isn't nearly over. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations called the pestilence situation "extremely alarming in East Africa where it is an unprecedented threat to food security and live

100-year-old veteran gets knighthood after raising 30 million for healthcare workers

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Captain Tom Moore is a household name in the UK after he raised more than £32 million for NHS workers by walking laps of his garden. For his fundraising efforts, the World War II veteran has already received the honorary title of colonel, with personal thank you messages from the prime minister, the Queen, and other members of the royal family. But it hasn't stopped there. The centenarian has jus

Upcoming Chrome version will be more secure

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Chrome browser’s newer version could lay to rest users’ concerns regarding safety and privacy along with a few cosmetic enhancements for its user interface. Chrome has been able to maintain its number one browser status by constantly updating and adding features, keeping it current. A slew of features that are expected in the next version includes a major emphasis on security, safety, and privacy

How the ‘Plandemic’ Movie and Its Falsehoods Spread Widely Online

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Conspiracy theories about the pandemic have gained more traction than mainstream online events. Here’s how.

Poor Americans Face Hurdles in Getting Promised Internet

500+NYT > Technology / 6h
Broadband companies like Charter and Comcast vowed to help low-income people during the pandemic. But taking them up on the offer hasn’t always been easy.

Want more likes and follows on Instagram? This app claims to help.

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TL;DR: Get help growing your Instagram following with a 1-year subscription to the Postable Professional Plan for $19.99, a 91% savings as of May 20. If you've ever attempted to grow your Instagram following on your own, you know it's not as easy as it looks. It takes consistent posting, regular engagement, and of course, some creativity. Connecting and sharing with your followers is actually pre

This app will motivate you to get off your butt and move, plus it's on sale

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TL;DR: If you need some motivation to get moving, get a lifetime subscription to the MoovBuddy Exercise App for $49.99, a 93% savings as of May 20. Our lives are becoming increasingly sedentary. Whether you're spending your days binge-watching Netflic, working long hours, or laying out in the sun, your bum is firmly planted in a chair and your body is paying for it. Not only can this lifestyle ca

Wow this Sling deal gets you tons of TV for free — no credit card needed

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TL;DR: As of May 20, you can watch thousands of movies and TV shows for absolutely free on Sling TV (including live TV) with their Sling Free deal — no credit card needed. It's safe to say that we've all been looking for ways to entertain ourselves. If you're getting a bit tired of baking bread and have already watched everything on your Netflix watchlist, we have another streaming service you sh

Save $30 on this full HD TV antenna that can be mounted inside or out

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TL;DR: You don't have to watch the same Netflix and Hulu shows anymore. For something new, get the Monster Targe 80: Indoor/Outdoor Full HD TV Antenna for $49.99, a 37% savings as of May 20. Feel like you've exhausted all the campy films, scandalous reality shows, and binge-worthy series on Netflix and Hulu? Same. Our extended time at home has us glued to our screens, and we're running out of con

Become a project manager from your couch with this accredited training

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TL;DR: If you want to jump into an in-demand career, this Accredited Agile Project Management Bundle by SPOCE may be for you. As of May 20, you can get a year of access to the content for just $99, a 93% savings. If your career is currently in flux due to the coronavirus, you’ll be happy to know there are realistic ways to earn some cash while chilling in your comfy pants. Case in point: project

Become a digital ghost with this spooky VPN

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TL;DR: A two-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for $2.75 per month as of May 20, saving you 79% on list price. You might not know this, but you leave behind a digital footprint on the web. This shows where you have been and what you've been doing, which isn't necessarily a problem, unless hackers or scammers get their hands on your personal data. To avoid this situation, you should c

Technology becomes most targeted industry by cybercriminals in 2019

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Technology was the most attacked industry by cybercriminals in 2019 accounting for 25% of all attacks, compared to 17% last year. The sector was previously the second most attacked industry in 2017 and 2018 but 2019 has seen significant increases in application-specific and DoS/DDoS attacks, along with weaponisation of IoT attacks contributed to technology becoming the most attacked industry, acc

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 looks set to skip the Galaxy S20 Ultra's headline feature

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Samsung’s 100x 'Space Zoom' feature that debuted on the Galaxy S20 Ultra might be headed the way of the dodo as a new leak suggests that the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 series will not sport the same innovative zoom capabilities. According to leakster Ice Universe , the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series won't feature the periscopic 100x Space Zoom camera. Zoom photography is instead expected to be handle

'My gynecologist called me Nanette': Hannah Gadsby on the most awkward parts of being suddenly famous

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Hannah Gadsby was the last person who expected Hannah Gadsby to become a star, thanks to her groundbreaking stand-up show turned Netflix special Nanette . So much so, as she recounted to Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night, that she didn't go to the Emmys ceremony where the special was nominated alongside Beyoncé's documentary Homecoming. "I assumed I wasn't going to win, because Beyoncé ," she recalle

Tom Hanks' war movie Greyhound to premier on Apple TV Plus - for good reasons

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Greyhound, the World War II battleship drama written and starring Tom Hanks, has altered course away from a theatrical release. Now, the movie would premiere on Apple TV Plus, though the company hasn't yet announced a specific date for its release. Originally scheduled to hit the theatres during the Father's Day weekend (June 21), the movie has now become the biggest feature film title to premier

Indian ride-hailing firm Ola cuts 1,400 jobs

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Ola said on Wednesday it is cutting 1,400 jobs in India, or 35% of its workforce in the home market, as the ride-hailing firm works to reduce its expense to steer through the coronavirus pandemic that has severely impacted mobility companies in the country. Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder and chief executive of Ola, shared the job elimination update with the team in an email today, in which he also

Sony teases a compact vlogging camera with flip-around screen

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Sony tweeted a tease for a new 4K compact camera arriving May 20th, and rumor has it that it will designed for vlogging. Called the ZV-1, it will be based on Sony’s popular RX100 VII with some key differences, according to a leaked PR and specs seen by Sony Alpha Rumors. While it reportedly packs the same canny eye-tracking autofocus and 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor, it comes with a different 24-70

Honor X10 now official with 5G and pop-up camera

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The Honor X10 is now official. The device was unveiled in China today. It will succeed the Honor 9X series which was announced last year. The company has also tweaked the naming scheme of the series. Instead of Honor 10X, it's now called Honor X10. This most likely is to avoid the name clash with the upcoming Redmi 10X series . Honor X10 Specifications The Honor X10 is powered by Kirin 820 proces

Data recovery is cheaper than paying off a ransomware hacker

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Stumping up the cost of a ransomware demand might not be the cheapest way to get back your stolen data, new research has claimed. According to a new Sophos whitepaper, the average cost of remediating a ransomware attack is approximately twice as much for businesses who pay a ransom to their attackers. The security firm asked nearly 2,000 organizations whose data had been encrypted by a ransomware

Daily global carbon emissions dropped 17% in April

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California poppies can be seen from space

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SD Express Cards to get speeds never imagined before

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SD Cards are to memory cards as to what xerox was to photocopying --- practically the byword. And SD Association that manufactures them, has announced a new SD 8.0 specification for 'SD Express memory cards' that will now allow the cards to transfer data at the rate of close to four gigabytes per second (3940 MBps to be precise) - 4 times faster than the original spec. This has been possible due

TikTok faces Indian backlash over a video allegedly glorifying acid attack

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Popular video creation and sharing app TikTok is facing a sustained backlash across Indian social media for publishing a video allegedly glorifying acid attacks on women. The video has since been taken down but the social app continues to face the heat. Created by Faizal Siddiqui, brother of popular TikTok star Amir Siddiqui, the video had showed the person throwing water on a girl which transiti

Big Sky Health raises $8 million to nurture its intermittent fasting, meditation, and alcohol consumption apps

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Mike Maser, a serial entrepreneur, has been focused on longevity since well before being diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma more than five years ago. But he understandably took much greater interest in the potential role of fasting as a life-extending measure when he was convinced by friends to try it while undergoing cancer treatments. While his care team “wasn’t so excited about it,”

Cambridge University: All lectures to be online-only until summer of 2021

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There will be no face-to-face lectures in the next academic year due to coronavirus, the university says.

We are entering the age of EV dragsters

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Etisalat Group CEO resigns after 28 years

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Etisalat Group’s Chief Executive Officer Saleh Al Abdooli has submitted his resignation after 28 years. The telecom operator said in a statement that it was due to personal reasons. Al Abdooli began his career with Etisalat as an Engineer for Mobile Systems Planning in 1992. For eight years after his appointment, Al Abdooli served the company in various roles and was promoted as the Chief Enginee

Poor video calling? Tech advice to fix it

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Kate Russell explains the steps which could improve your wi-fi connection.

Mi TV 55-inch gets big PatchWall 3.0 update

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Xiaomi’s PatchWall 3.0 interface for TVs that was introduced in early April is now being rolled out to the Mi TV 55-inch. The company took to Twitter to announce the update that succeeds PatchWall 2.0 and brings new content partners, improved new visuals and fonts, and deeper integration with Disney+ Hotstar. The update is certainly good news for Mi TV 55-inch users as 16+ content partners have b

Redmi teases a new wireless audio product for India

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Update(May 20) : Redmi India has posted another teaser on Twitter which confirms that the upcoming product will indeed be a pair of TWS. Xiaomi recently launched its first TWS earbuds, the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 in India alongside the Mi Box 4K and Mi 10 flagship smartphone. A week after the announcement, Redmi India has started teasing a new audio product launch, which might be a TWS from

Ruthless prioritisation in a world of distraction

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We are inundated with technologies in the world of work. The current coronavirus pandemic has made this even more apparent; we’re using more technology than ever before in our work and personal lives to try and do our jobs well, stay connected to the world, and to keep our information safe and secure. Every app, tool and notification competes for our time and attention. Technology which was once

Pixel phones get the backing of Google CEO Sundar Pichai

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Google's Pixel phones may not be the product, in terms of sales , that the company might have imagined it would be. Reports have it that the Pixel division is selling less and less with every new model. Despite its less than satisfying performance in the market, the Google is not ready to give up on Pixel phones. Google Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has said that his company will continue to work on

Man makes money buying his own pizza on DoorDash app

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The owner of a pizza restaurant discovered the app was selling his food cheaper than he was but still paying him full price.

Canada Facebook fined $6.5m over 'false' privacy claims

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Canada's Competition Bureau said the tech firm improperly shared users' data with third parties.

My Little Pony-inspired game headlines tournament

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It does not actually feature ponies, but instead an alpaca, deer, sheep, dragon, cow and unicorn.

BND: Court curbs German spy agency's bugging abroad

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The BND intelligence agency is told to limit its monitoring of foreigners' data overseas.

Tier brings integrated helmets to electric scooters

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European mobility operator Tier has become the first major electric scooter company to integrate helmets into vehicles. The foldable helmets fit inside a box attached to the scooter below the handlebars. This month, Tier plans to deploy 200 scooters equipped with helmets in Paris and Berlin. Over the summer, Tier will deploy an additional 5,000 helmet-equipped scooters. Earlier this year , JAMA S

Consumer IoT devices, certified by ioXt Alliance, to hit shelves in third quarter

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Homes are increasingly becoming connected with the internet of things (IoT) devices, bringing new applications, interactions and a new level of experiences to consumers. With this connectivity come legitimate questions and concerns about IoT device security as the industry is fragmented and the vulnerability risks posed by poorly designed or extremely outdated connected products. Even though IoT

Kenya’s Apollo Agriculture raises $6M Series A led by Anthemis

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Apollo Agriculture believes it can attain profits by helping Kenya’s smallholder farmers maximize theirs. That’s the mission of the Nairobi-based startup that raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Anthemis. Founded in 2016, Apollo Agriculture offers a mobile-based product suit for farmers that includes working capital, data analysis for higher crop yields and options to purchase key inputs

Coronavirus: Serco apologises for sharing contact tracers' email addresses

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Outsourcing giant Serco has apologised for the data breach, which affects almost 300 people.

Amazon's Echo Auto will bring Alexa to Aussie cars in June

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It's been available in the US for a while now, and was launched in other markets earlier this year, but Amazon has finally decided it's time to make Aussie cars smarter by bringing the Echo Auto Down Under. This little device will allow you to take Alexa on the road, adding a voice assistant to any car for hands-free control of music, audiobooks, calls and texts, list creation, news updates and s

Keep the kids busy with this tough tablet

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TL;DR: The all-new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet is available to pre-order for £139.99 on Amazon. Families all around the world are having to get creative when it comes to entertainment. You can only watch so much Netflix . There are plenty of devices out there that can seriously boost your entertainment options, and some of them are designed specifically for your kids. The all-new Fire HD 8 Kids

A City Locks Down to Fight Coronavirus, but Robots Come and Go

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Like many other places, a community 50 miles outside London went into quarantine. A fleet of delivery robots has been helping with the groceries.

Notion productivity app lifts limits on free plan

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Notion, the popular productivity and note-taking app for mobile and desktop, has just become much more usable for free users. The company has lifted a couple of important limits for free accounts, allowing anybody to create as many pages and add as many “blocks” or elements in a page as they want. Free users were previously limited to 1,000 blocks and had a storage limit to think of, both of whic

Samsung's super-curvy 1000R monitors are now available in Australia

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Following the global unveiling of a new monitor range with an enormous 1000R curvature back in January , Samsung Australia has announced the launch of the massively curved CT55 monitor in Australia – its first 1000R monitor to go on sale Down Under. Sporting an especially deep curve that's said to be more immersive, Samsung's CT55 monitor is available to purchase now in 27-inch and 32-inch models

Holy Exits, Batwoman: Ruby Rose Is Leaving the DC Universe

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If there’s one thing you can expect from 2020 it’s bad news and here’s some more of it. Ruby Rose is leaving the title role of Batwoman on the CW. Read more...

Google committed to Pixel and hardware, assures CEO Sundar Pichai

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After a highly successful first Pixel phone launch and a more or less decent Pixel 2, Google’s performance in the smartphone market has been anything but stellar. As a company notorious for making and then dropping even extremely expensive projects (hello Google Glass!), there have definitely been some concerns whether Google is in it for the long haul. Google and … Continue reading

AngelList India head Utsav Somani launches micro VC fund to back 30 early-stage startups

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As investors get cautious about writing new checks to early-stage startups in India amid the coronavirus outbreak, AngelList’s head in India is betting that this is the right time to back young firms. On Wednesday, Utsav Somani announced iSeed, a micro VC fund to back up at least 30 startups over the course of two years. iSeed, which is not affiliated with AngelList, is Somani’s maiden venture fu

Nvidia chose AMD over Intel for its most powerful product yet - here’s why

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Last week, Nvidia made an announcement that shook the industry as for the first time ever, it swept aside its decades-old rivalry with AMD, selecting the EPYC server processor for its DGX A100 deep learning system and casting aside Intel’s Xeon. In a statement to CRN , Charlie Boyle, Vice President and General Manager of DGX Systems at Nvidia, explained the rationale behind the switch. "To keep t

Google Fi iPhone eSIM support starts rolling out to existing customers

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The technology has been around for quite some time but it was only recently that eSIM has been more widely adopted, thanks again in no small part to Apple. The Cupertino-based tech giant has used the technology on iPhones since 2018, allowing it to offer dual SIM support while really only having one physical SIM card tray. eSIM support, however, … Continue reading

Another popular VPN joins the ranks of WireGuard

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VPN providers are currently working to add support for the WireGuard protocol to their services and is the latest one to do so. WireGuard has taken the VPN industry by storm as it offers a number of advantages, including improved speeds and increased privacy, over existing VPN protocols such as OpenVPN and IPSec. After much internal testing, has decided that its users will also be

Open Channel: Remember When Game of Thrones Was a Thing?

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It’s kind of amazing how one of the biggest shows of the 21st century is now just something that happened . Game of Thrones was a world-changing television experience, one that ended with such a thud that the one-year anniversary of the series finale has passed by like a quiet fart. Well, take a good long whiff,… Read more...

Google app on Android and iOS finally gets a dark mode

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Google has been rather slow in jumping on the dark mode trend. That was true not just for Android itself but even truer for its mobile and Web apps. On the one hand, it’s understandable that it would be cautious about breaking the user experience with a haphazard implementation. On the other hand, it’s not