Friday, June 12, 2020

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‘New’ Spider-Man PS5 game is an expanded remaster, not a sequel

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Would-be PS5 gamers and fans of the excellent Marvel’s Spider-Man – a PS4 exclusive that launched in 2018 and was one of our best games of the year – were likely highly excited at the sneak peek at a new Spider-Man PS5 game , showed off during the massive PS5 game reveal event on June 11. But not all was as it seemed. Along with our first look at the PS5 console itself, and a host of other incomi

The Morning After: Meet the PlayStation 5

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So, it happened. Sony finally showed us the PlayStation 5 and a whole lot of games. Of course there were exclusives like the Rocket League / Twisted Metal hybrid Destruction Allstars , a very Pixar-reminiscent action adventure title in Kena: Bridge of Spirits and Spider-Man: Miles Morales . And, also, some titles it will share with the PC/Xbox crowd in NBA 2K21 (look at that sweat on Zion, so rea

The Sony PS5 Is Sexy, but Sign Us up for 'Horizon Forbidden West'

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We’ve seen the PS5’s controllers already, but this was our first look at the PS5 console itself. Like the controllers, it’s sleek, black and white, and full of curves. It would fit very well in a game of Portal. But to our surprise, the PS5 will come in two versions—one with a disc-drive, and a “digital edition” without a disc drive, much like the Xbox One S All Digital console. Read This Article

UK competition watchdog launches investigation into Facebook’s $400M acquisition of Giphy

TechCrunch / 9min
Facebook wants to be the go-to platform for all of your social needs, but a big move it made last month to take ownership in the world of GIFs — the short, looping videos that people use to convey sentiments in online conversations — may not go as it hopes. The UK Competition and Markets Authority — the country’s antitrust watchdog — today announced that it has launched an investigation into Face

Chrysler recalls the Pacifica Hybrid minivan to address fire risks

SlashGear / 15min
The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a first for minivans. It’s the first minivan to offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain that allows up to 32 miles of all-electric, emissions-free driving. However, Chrysler is recalling approximately 27,634 units of the Pacifica Hybrid to address a faulty electrical connection. Apparently, the fault can ignite a fire due to corroded electrical connections of … Cont

12 excellent podcasts with black hosts for pop culture, politics, or history fans

Mashable / 15min
Podcasting has been a double-edged sword for marginalized voices. On one hand, "anyone can start a podcast," as a medium with relatively low barriers of entry. But to no one's shock, podcasting has also not been the egalitarian haven that premise promises. It's a loss for everyone who loves the medium — not only because we're missing out on powerful stories but because there's evidence of podcast

So, when are you going to fly with your kids again?

The Points Guy / 15min
Now that Vegas has turned the lights back on , national parks are reopening , roller coasters have brought happy screams back to Orlando in theme parks such as Universal Orlando and even Disney World is only weeks away from unlocking the gates , there’s one question I’m getting over — and over — again. “” For the latest travel news, deals, and points and miles tips, please subscribe to The Points

WhatsApp is dialling up the brightness in dark mode

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WhatsApp's long-awaited dark mode is getting a few adjustments, making it easier to read your messages at night. An ever-growing number of apps are adding support for dark mode, and for a variety of reasons. Many people find the dark tones are easier on the eye, particularly at night, and there are also battery saving considerations. WhatsApp is just one of many tools to feature a dark mode, and

Google Stadia now works on any Android device, also gets mobile touch controls

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Slowly but surely, Google Stadia is receiving the sort of updates that will deliver the game streaming promise it set out to launch with. The latest update brings a number of improvements to the service, namely a much wider array of supported Android devices to play it on. Official support now includes the OnePlus 5/5T, OnePlus 6/6T, OnePlus 7, 7 Pro 5G, 7 Pro, 7T, 7T Pro, and 7T Pro 5G, but 'exp

YouTube ads can be removed by adding a single dot

SlashGear / 36min
Ads are the bane of many people’s Internet lives but they are also the lifeblood of many companies. Striking a balance between those two parties without resorting to shenanigans and illegal practices has become an almost never-ending quest for the likes of Google. From third-party browser extensions to premium subscriptions, there have been different methods of removing ads on web … Continue read

The Country Is Reopening. I’m Still on Lockdown

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For those of us with vulnerable loved ones, the risks of Covid-19 seem more dangerous than ever—with no end in sight.

The Pandemic Is Propelling a New Wave of Automation

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Software programs adopted during the Covid-19 crisis make it easier to complete forms and track requests. It saves work, but could cost jobs.

Spies Can Eavesdrop by Watching a Light Bulb's Vibrations

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The so-called lamphone technique allows for real-time listening in on a room that's hundreds of feet away.

'Last of Us Part II' Is Great, but Can't Escape Its Father's Shadow

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'The Last of Us' was the quintessential dad game. Its sequel is destined to be the archetype of something else: the daughter game.

Complete guide to Flying Blue monthly promo rewards

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Editor’s note: Flying Blue has suspended its monthly Promo Rewards due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This post makes reference to previous rewards that have now expired to explain how the program works. Flying Blue , the joint loyalty program of Air France-KLM, was one of the first international frequent flyer programs to switch to dynamic award pricing. Eliminating a fixed award chart usu

China is launching its own GPS rival - and it’s nearing completion

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China has developed its own service to rival the Global Positioning System (GPS), which is set to be completed later this month. The Beidou navigation network will improve services reliant on location data and afford China an additional level of independence from the United States, whose Air Force operates GPS. The first Beidou satellites were launched twenty years ago, with second and third wave

Microsoft halts sale of facial recognition tech to police

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Microplastics travel through the air across the globe

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Rocket Report: Brazil opens equatorial launch site, Kerbal launch slips

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Enlarge / High winds scrubbed an Electron launch attempt earlier this week. (credit: Rocket Lab ) Welcome to Edition 3.03 of the Rocket Report! Depending on your local time zone, this weekend looks busy in the world of launch, with Electron and Falcon 9 launches potentially occurring within five hours of one another. As always, we welcome reader submissions , and if you don't want to miss an issu

Google will restrict advertisers targeting ads for jobs, housing and credit

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Like many ad platforms, Google lets businesses target their spend towards people who are in their desired customer base. That’s smart and efficient if you sell a niche product to a small group of folks, but it’s a tool that can be open to abuse. Google has announced that it is changing its policies to block businesses from posting targeted ads for jobs, housing, and credit. In a blog post , Googl

5 Webcam Alternatives That You May Already Own

How-To Geek / 1h
The great webcam shortage of 2020 is still going strong and with so few options left available, it can definitely be frustrating if you need a webcam now. However, there are some alternatives to a standard webcam you might not be aware of and, maybe, already own. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Switch From Android to iPhone

How-To Geek / 1h
Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android are two mobile platforms with very different approaches to security, privacy, and software selection. Migrating from one to the other can be an adjustment. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Ram unleashes the second installment of 1500 Built to Serve special edition model

SlashGear / 1h
The ‘Built to Serve Edition’ Ram 1500 trucks are created to honor all five branches of the United States military. Back in November 2019, Ram unleashed its first batch of 1500 Built to Serve models to commemorate the army. And now, the latest series of Built to Serve trucks are dedicated to the men and women of the U.S. Navy. … Continue reading

Mayor Muriel Bowser on how D.C.'s stunning Black Lives Matter mural came about

Mashable / 1h
By now, you'll have likely seen the stunning photos of Washington D.C.'s Black Lives Matter mural on a road leading up to the White House. Amid nationwide protests after the police killing of George Floyd, a group of people were spotted painting the words "Black Lives Matter" in huge yellow letters across two blocks of 16th Street, which has since been renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza. The moving

9 changes to expect when Disney World hotels reopen

The Points Guy / 1h
When you think of Disney World, the first thing you might think of is the iconic castle and other elements of the theme parks themselves. But, Disney World also runs a massive hotel operation with thousands and thousands of on-property hotel rooms spread across more than a dozen hotel resorts. On July 11, when the Disney World theme parks, such as the Magic Kingdom, begin to reopen, we know there

Jedi Temple Challenge brings out your inner pint-sized Padawan wannabe

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Enlarge / A young contestant swings across a padded foam chasm in an attempt to be the first team to obtain and assemble four lightsaber pieces. (credit: (Disney) ) This week a new kid-friendly game show, Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge , made its debut on YouTube. The premise is simple: what if we make something like all those Nickelodeon game shows '80s and '90s kids grew up on bu

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 and Surface Go 3 rumors emerge – and it’s good news for AMD

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New rumors have emerged that hint at the direction Microsoft will be taking with its upcoming Surface Laptop 4 and Surface Go 3 devices. While the Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2 have just been released, no one was expecting Microsoft to take its foot off the pedal, and these new rumors suggest the company is focusing on its flagship and its affordable range. These are the best laptop deals right

Lenovo Legion gaming phone might be arriving next month

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It seemed, at least for a while, that Lenovo has silently bowed out of the smartphone market, content to let its Motorola subsidiary take over. It may not be out for the count, however, and is simply playing a different game. Leveraging its Legion brand of gaming computers and accessories, Lenovo is believed to be close to launching its own … Continue reading

Are Turo car rentals covered by credit card insurance?

The Points Guy / 1h
While traveling, I sometimes need a rental car. Luckily, I can often find great deals on rental cars through Autoslash . But, on a few occasions, Autoslash has failed to find any inexpensive options that fit my needs. In these cases, I’ve also checked the carsharing service Turo . Although I’ve seriously considered renting a car through Turo multiple times, I’ve instead opted for a more expensive

Intel chip head quits for 'personal reasons'

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Intel is searching for a new leader to its chip team after the boss of the division quit the company with immediate effect. Jim Keller, previously senior vice president of silicon engineering, is leaving Intel after only six months in the top job, with "personal reasons" cited as the cause of departure. "Intel appreciates Mr Keller’s work over the past two years helping them continue advancing In

Yes, the PS5 can be placed on its side – here's proof

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During the console's reveal, the PS5 's unusual shape led us to wonder whether Sony's newest hardware could be placed on its side. All previous PlayStation consoles could be placed on their side, even if the PS2, PS3 and PS4 were also designed to stand up next to your TV. Well, the answer is, you can. Sony has even revealed what the PS5 looks like on its side with the following official image: So

Keke Palmer unpacks her powerful protest encounter with the National Guard

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Over the last few weeks, there have been many emotional, impassioned, and viral moments from the protests against racism and police brutality that have swept America and parts of the globe following the police killing of George Floyd. One you might have seen, with 26.5 million video views, is Hustlers actor and singer Keke Palmer having a strong conversation with National Guardsmen who were preve

A teenager’s guide to building the world’s best pandemic and protest trackers

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The coronavirus pandemic and the protests sparked by the May 25 murder of George Floyd have been the defining events of 2020 so far, and in both cases one 17-year-old has played a major role online: Avi Schiffmann, the creator of the web’s preeminent covid-19 case tracker and, more recently, a protest tracking site . The trackers have garnered praise for providing concise, instantly updated infor

Tom Hanks war drama 'Greyhound' comes to Apple TV+ on July 10th

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Greyhound , the World War II sea battle drama starring Tom Hanks, will make its debut on Apple TV+ July 10th, Apple has announced . Greyhound represents Apple’s biggest investment in a feature film yet, as it splashed out $70 million for the worldwide rights. Hanks stars as the first-time captain of a US Navy destroyer. His mission is to protect a 37-ship convoy carrying troops and suppliers over

Microsoft latest to ban police from using facial recognition software

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Tech giant Microsoft has announced it will refuse to sell facial recognition technology to police until appropriate federal regulation has been introduced to prevent its misuse. The announcement follows similar steps taken by fellow tech titans IBM and Amazon . The former will no longer sell or develop the controversial technology, nor engage in any related research activities, while the latter h

Garmin launches deluxe golf watch with maps for 41,000 courses

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Garmin has announced a new edition to its MARQ like of premium sports-specific smartwatches . The Garmin MARQ Golf is specifically designed for the green, serving as a virtual caddie on your wrist. The MARQ Golf offers all the usual features you'd expect from a top-end Garmin smartwatch, including heart rate monitoring, GPS/GLONASS/Galileo navigation, smart notifications, storage for up to 2,000

Sony PlayStation 5 official reveal

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Need to relax? Save over 20% on this massaging cushion.

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TL;DR: Get a quality therapy massage without visiting a masseuse with the Back Pleaser Plus , which is on sale for $119.99, a 24% savings as of June 12. Sitting at an office desk and staring ahead at the same computer screen causes some seriously underrated pains. Our shoulders, backs, and necks practically beg for help after a day of sitting completely upright and tense. Think of the times you'v

This electronic decanter helps intensify the flavor of wine, and it's nearly half off

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TL;DR: Intensify your wine's flavor with the WAKE UP WINE™ Pro S electronic decanter for $149.99, a 49% savings as of June 12. If you're a natural party host, regular at wine nights, or routine organizer of happy hours, you've probably feigned to know everything possible about wine. Maybe you did the swirl and sniff trick you see in movies, or guessed the different tastes from one sip. It's okay.

This popular VPN is offering a risk-free trial for under $1

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TL;DR: A one-year subscription to PureVPN is on sale for $6.49 per month as of June 12, saving you 40% on list price. You have probably heard a lot about VPNs lately, particularly as cybercrime is on the rise . With all this information flying around, it can be difficult to know which service is best for you. Wouldn't it be nice if there was some sort of risk-free trial you could take, so that yo

Protect yourself from hackers while WFH with this affordable VPN

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TL;DR: Get a lifetime subscription to VeePN for just $29.99, a 95% savings as of June 12. The cool thing about working from home is that you don't actually have to be at home. You can easily bring your laptop with you on vacation and work from a beachfront condo. There's just one issue: whether you've got summer travels lined up or don't plan on leaving your couch for months, you could be hacked.

Home is the new enterprise, and this comes with risks

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We are seeing our way of life change in ways that were almost unimaginable just months ago. Millions of people are now working from home , being forced to adapt and find new ways of completing their daily tasks. The workforce is anxious, scared, and stressed, and we are relying on IT like never before – what used to be a chat in the office is now a video call. Meetings are now virtual, and quick

Samsung Galaxy S20 Lite is apparently on the way, and it may even have 5G

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Following last year’s Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite it was always likely that Samsung would launch a Samsung Galaxy S20 Lite, but we’re only now hearing rumors of it. According to sources speaking to SamMobile , a new S20 model internally known as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is in development. Apparently it’s unclear whether it will launch under that name or as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Lite, but a

Save big on Nintendo Switch games as part of Nintendo’s massive Summer sale

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If you’re looking for some new Nintendo Switch deals , you should head over to the eShop and check out Nintendo’s Summer Game sale if you're in the US. There's also a great sale taking place on the European eShop called the Digital Days sale . You can save up to 30% on some of the best Nintendo Switch games such as Mario Tennis Aces ( now $41.99 ), New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe ( 30% off ) and S

Android 11 beta now includes OnePlus 8 phones, but you probably shouldn't try it

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The Android 11 beta dropped yesterday (at time of writing), and while initially it was only available to Google Pixel phones, it only took OnePlus a single day to roll the beta out to its newest OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro smartphones. Now, if you want, and have one of the two eligible smartphones, you can download the Android 11 beta onto your smartphone and see how Google's newest operating sys

ISS scientists make Bose-Einstein condensates in space

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Rumors, death, and a tech overhaul: Inside Amazon’s race to hire 175,000 workers during a pandemic

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It was a surge unlike any other, even for Amazon. In the first quarter of 2020, the e-commerce giant’s net sales increased by 26% over the same period a year earlier. It was panic-buying on a grand scale. search rankings from mid-March awarded top billing to toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and Clorox wipes, but shelter-in-place orders and social distancing meant online shopping was now t

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 image leak shows a really useful feature, and a new design flaw

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is set to land some time this year, and while we hadn't heard any design rumors until now, a first leak has just come through that shows one great feature and one potentially frustrating one. Some Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 images have been posted on Twitter by prolific leaker @Onleaks , for French blog and case manufacturer Pigtou . These snaps show the front and back of Sam

Snap launches Minis to run other apps within Snapchat - and there's more

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What would you say to an app that allows other apps to function within? Snap, the US-based social media and camera company, has launched the Minis as a suite of miniature apps that allows users to enable multiple experiences within a Snapchat window. Minis, which would be integrated into the chat window on Snapchat, would allow users to buy movie tickets, chat with friends and meditate alone usin

Zoom admits it complied with Chinese request to suspend activist accounts

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Zoom has admitted that it interrupted three Tiananmen Square anniversary meetings and suspended their hosts’ accounts upon China’s request. The video conferencing service has posted a response regarding the actions it took against Lee Cheuk-yan, Wang Dan and Zhou Fengsuo who are based in the US and Hong Kong. Zoom says it received notices from China in May and early June about four large Tiananme

Robinhood growth is floating the stock market despite pandemic

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Stock trading app Robinhood has revealed recently surpassed the 13 million active users mark. Much of that growth, rising from 10 million at the start of 2020, has been fueled by the coronavirus pandemic as millennials have increasingly seen opportunity in the beaten-down stock market. This growth has been anything but smooth, as Robinhood’s trading app crashed three times in a single week as the

Apple reveals schedule for 'biggest ever' WWDC

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Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference will be different this year. In March, Apple announced the WWDC will be online-only this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. While likely a disappointment for those who wanted to attend the event, the advantage is that this year, all developers are able to participate for free, albeit virtually. Now, the company has released the lineup for the even

Facebook search throws up Wikipedia info boxes, too

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Facebook has added Wikipedia knowledge panels for results to search queries made on the platform. This feature is reminiscent of Google’s integration with Wikipedia. But unlike Google, there is also Instagram link to profiles that have presence on that social media platform. Again, unlike Google, Facebook's efforts are aimed at keeping people within their ecosystem as much as possible. Experts al

This machine can produce 5 different types of waves

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'We have to do something': Anthony Mackie shares emotional personal impact of America's racist history

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Global protests against police brutality and racism have been ongoing since 46-year-old father George Floyd died at the hands of police on May 25. On Thursday's episode of the Tonight Show , incoming Captain America Anthony Mackie spoke to host Jimmy Fallon about the personal impact of these issues, as a black father and a black son. "When I was growing up, like most boys, you want to be a firema

Oppo A52 with big battery and quad cameras launched in India

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Oppo has unveiled two new products in India today - Oppo A52 and Enco W11. The Oppo A52 is the latest mid-range smartphone from the company ans the Oppo W11 is the company’s third TWS in India. The Oppo Enco W11 was launched in Thailand recently and is in-ear style TWS. The Oppo A52 was launched back in April in China. Best value for money phones under Rs 20,000 in India Best camera phones under

Behold the intense, bewildering trailer for the final season of Netflix's 'Dark'

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Netflix's gorgeously dour and convoluted German original series Dark is possibly the best show in which the audience has no idea what's going on 75 percent of the time — and its many fans and internet sleuths like it that way. The show's third and final season, which drops on the platform in two weeks, looks as though it will complete Dark 's evolution from "German Stranger Things , I guess?" to

Byta, the private music sharing service for pre-releases and more, raises seed round

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Byta , the music sharing service for pre-releases and other use-cases where there is a need to share sound files privately, has picked up around $1.4 million in seed funding. The round was led by the Canada Media Fund, with participation from of private investors. They include musician Scott Kannberg, one of the original members of 90s indie rock bank Pavement, who I’m told discovered Byta as a u

Lenovo's Legion gaming phone to launch in July - here's what we know

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Lenovo, which recently launched four new laptops in India, has now teased an estimated ETA for the Legion gaming smartphone in China. The company has posted on Weibo that the device will arrive sometime in July this year. The teaser poster, however, doesn't reveal much but flaunts the big Legion logo in a red accent. It's worth pointing that official teasers started popping up some months back. L

The Last of Us Part 2 review: A less confident, less focused sequel

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Enlarge / Ellie mimics the face I made in reaction to some of the more perplexing moments in the story. From a narrative perspective, there’s no real need for The Last of Us Part 2 to exist. The gripping, tightly paced, very human tale told by the first game is an almost perfect example of self-contained video game storytelling. That game’s ending—where the “hero” condemns the world to continuing

'The Last of Us Part II' is as brutal as it is daring

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To say that I’ve been looking forward to playing The Last of Us Part II is an understatement. The Last of Us is my favorite video game of the last decade. It’s an emotionally exhausting, grim, violent trek, but that despair is worth enduring to experience the beautiful, broken, post-pandemic world and the bond between its equally broken survivors, Ellie and Joel. Early trailers, comments from dir

Let's talk about the dogs in 'The Last of Us Part II'

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I have a thing with games that involve committing violent acts against dogs: I don't play them. This isn't even just about games. It took me six years and a global pandemic before I sat down and watched John Wick . So you can imagine the shock and horror I felt when I sat down to review The Last of Us Part II and discovered that dogs can pop up among your human enemies. I made it through one enco

Covid-19 fact-checking chatbot for WhatsApp gets a Hindi version

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Having first launched a fact-checking chatbot for WhatsApp in English and Spanish, the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) has now followed it up with a Hindi version. It's main purpose is to help users verify information being shared around the Covid-19 pandemic. The chatbot, which is free to use for everyone on WhatsApp , helps those communicating in Hindi language to verify data dissemi

Twitter Deletes More Than 170,000 Accounts Linked to Chinese Misinformation Effort

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Twitter announced Thursday that it had shut down more than 170,000 accounts linked to a Beijing-backed campaign to spread propaganda about the Chinese government, particularly regarding its response to the coronavirus pandemic and pro-Democracy protests in Hong Kong. Read more...

Motorola One Fusion Plus confirmed to launch in India

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Update(June 12) : According to the tipster, Mukul Sharma , the device will sport Snapdragon 730G instead of 730. It is expected to be priced between Rs 15,000 and Rs 20,000. The Motorola One Fusion Plus could be launched in India soon. The company has started teasing the device on social media platforms. On Twitter, Motorola India posted an image which gives us a hint about the product. It reads

5 of the best rowing machines for working out at home

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Whether you’re looking to add a piece of equipment to your home gym or are in search of a single machine that will provide a full-body workout without taking up too much space, a rowing machine is a solid choice. Rowing has long been favoured by people looking for a full-body workout that’s cardio-heavy yet low impact. This means that you’re not putting large amounts of stress on your joints , gi

Android 11 beta is now available for OnePlus 8 devices

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The beta version of Android 11 was only accessible to Pixel owners at launch, but now it’s starting to making its way to more devices. In a post on its forum, OnePlus has announced that it worked tirelessly to provide OnePlus 8 series users early access to the latest Android OS. The company has posted Android 11 beta download links for both OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro with its announcement, along

Power through information with this innovative app

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TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to the 12min Micro Book Library is on sale for £30.80, saving you 88% on list price. Between your demanding workload, an almost endless list of household tasks, and a hard-to-resist Netflix queue, there's no doubt that you have very little time to devote to books. You've probably resorted to listening to podcasts to compensate, but those don't really offer education

Watch the BMOtional first minutes of HBO Max's new 'Adventure Time' episode

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One of the most highly anticipated offerings from HBO Max's new content lineup is more Adventure Time, in the form of four all-new extended episodes focusing on different characters. The first, simply called "BMO ," stars our favourite relentlessly positive genderless mini-robot (voiced by Niki Yang) on a mission to Mars — which, as you can see in this clip of the episode's first few minutes, doe

This graphic design hack saves time and money

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TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to Icon54 is on sale for £15.02, saving you 80% on list price. When it comes to writing marketing copy, using a thesaurus is not cheating. And when it comes to graphic design, using pre-made icons is not cheating. In fact, some would say it's just plain smart. Whether you're a professional graphic designer or a marketer trying to make some designs yourself, Icon54's

'Destruction Allstars' for PS5 asks why 'Rocket League' has a ball

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One of the many titles shown off during Sony’s PlayStation 5 showcase was this one, Destruction Allstars . It seems to take Rocket League -like arena vehicular action and turn the dial on the mayhem all the way up. You’re not trying to bump a ball into a goal, instead it’s a destruction derby where drivers are only trying to take each other out. The cars and drivers shown have a lot of personalit

System76 Serval WS crams desktop CPUs and GPUs inside a laptop

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As powerful as laptops have become, they have always been limited by their size and the laws of physics. That’s why hardware, especially processors, are specifically designed to squeeze out as much performance without burning the computer down. From time to time, however, you’ll hear of some manufacturer boasting of performance comparable to desktop PCs. System76, famed for its Linux … Continue r

Suspect in Deadly Bay Area Rampages Tied to Militant, Far-Right 'Boogaloo' Movement

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A U.S. Air Force sergeant accused of orchestrating two deadly attacks on law enforcement in the Bay Area had a history of supporting right-wing extremism and the militant anti-government “ boogaloo” movement online, the Mercury News reports. Read more...

Is this gaming laptop the best mobile workstation deal right now?

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Dell has provided us with perhaps the best reason for anyone to ask their employer for a gaming laptop, in the form of the new Dell G5 15 SE - and it's arguably more powerful than most mobile workstations in its price range. At only $1332.79 (roughly £1060/AU$1950), this is a stunning deal given the specifications. You can also apply for credit and pay $74.04 over 18 months with no interest and g

Galaxy Tab S7 renders look all too familiar

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The Galaxy Note 20 might not be launching on its own in August even if the Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Buds Live are now rumored to be coming next month already. In addition to two foldable phones, Samsung is also expected to launch its next premium tablet, the Galaxy Tab S7. Although details are still slim, these renders of … Continue reading

'Kena: Bridge of Spirits' PS5 trailer shows off Pixar-like graphics

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Aside from big-name titles like Horizon and Resident Evil , Sony has also showcased a charming indie game with Pixar-like visuals at the Future of Gaming PS5 event. Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a story-driven action adventure by a small developer called Ember Lab. In the company’s post on the PlayStation Blog, COO Josh Grier said Ember Lab was a “boutique studio specializing in character developmen

Ask Dr. NerdLove: How Do I Keep My Relationship Alive When I Can't See My Partner?

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Hello, all you greased porn fruitbats, and welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove , the only advice column that’s too hot to handle and too cold to hold. Read more...

Google Assistant features expand to Bose, Sonos, other smart speakers

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Google Assistant is available on a wide variety of smart devices, not just those with Google’s name on them. Unfortunately, the reality is that Google’s own devices naturally get some preferential treatment in getting features before others. Sometimes those features never come but sometimes they do just take their time rolling out to others. Fortunately for owners of third-party smart … Continue

Verizon Galaxy S20 5G UW is missing these two things

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For all the marketing and hype phone makers and network operators make around 5G, few of them will tell you upfront that not all 5G networks are equal. And, no, we’re not simply talking about which carrier as the fastest 5G in town. 5G bands also differ, with some carriers supporting only one or the other. It also turns out … Continue reading

Adobe's new Photoshop Camera app is now available on iOS and Android for free

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Back in November 2019 (remember that time?), Adobe unleashed a full version of Photoshop for iPad , then let us know it was working on a new smartphone app called Photoshop Camera . That app is now ready and available to download from Apple's App Store and the Google Play Store , although only a few Android handsets are supported at launch, namely the latest Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel and OnePl

Once Friends, Google and Sonos Are Now Suing Each Other

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Google, bored of constantly duking it out with Apple and Amazon , is now suing Sonos—though, to be fair, Sonos did sue Google first . Read more...

Computex 2020 is the latest canceled trade show

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As recently as March, as the coronavirus pandemic was still in the early stages of spreading worldwide, Computex organizers pushed their trade show back from June to late September. Today they announced that despite host country Taiwan’s low number of COVID-19 cases, as a result of travel restrictions still in place for many countries, they’ve decided to cancel this year’s show. It’s now reschedu

Knoxville shuts down parts of its network after being hit by ransomware

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Enlarge / The Knoxville City-County Building, overlooking the Tennessee River in Knoxville, Tennessee. (credit: Brian Stansberry ) The city of Knoxville, Tennessee, shut down large portions of its computer network on Thursday after being hit overnight by a ransomware attack, it was widely reported on Thursday. The attack was first noticed by members of the Knoxville Fire Department around 4:30am

HPE makes intelligent storage even smarter with AI boost

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Alongside updates to its HPE Primera and HPE Nimble Storage products, HPE has also introduced a new AI-driven, self-healing and self-optimized system capable of delivering real-time autonomous operations. These announcements were all part of a comprehensive update to the company's Intelligent Data Platform which provides customers with an AI-driven, built for cloud as a service offering. HPE Prim

OpenZFS removed offensive terminology from its code

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Enlarge / Replacements for outdated master/slave terminology tend to be considerably more accurate, as well as less offensive. (credit: Aurich Lawson ) On Wednesday evening, ZFS founding developer Matthew Ahrens submitted what should have been a simple, non-controversial pull request to the OpenZFS project: wherever possible without causing technical issues, the patch removed references to "slave

Facebook test adds Wikipedia information to search results

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Facebook is testing a new feature that displays factual information from Wikipedia in some search results, the company confirmed to TechCrunch . This is perhaps an attempt to keep you on Facebook instead of opening a new tab when you want to learn more about a given topic, or could be another effort to fight “fake news.” The feature was first reported by Social Media Today , which cited Twitter u

Android game devs are getting new tools to make their lives easier

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Android is home to thousands if not millions of apps and games but very few of those can be considered on par with iOS counterparts. Even discounting the innumerable clones on Google Play Store, the quality of some apps, especially games, are a hit or miss. Part of the solution is actually finding out where the performance problems lie and … Continue reading

Galaxy S20 Fan Edition could be the Galaxy S20 Lite

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The days of Samsung’s “mini” flagships are probably long gone but it seems it’s starting a new trend instead. Last year, it made an unexpected launch of a Galaxy S10 Lite and a Galaxy Note 10 Lite. Unsurprisingly, there are those who wondered if it was a one-time thing but there are now whispers that a Galaxy S20 Lite might … Continue reading

Wow: Hyatt’s Alila Ventana Big Sur Is Now All-Inclusive, No Increase In Points For Awards

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Uou can spend 30,000 points per night - same as before - and have all of your dining included, (even room service) booking rooms that run $1500++. The property re-opens in mid-July. It's a special place, and right now a special value when you can find rooms available for redemption. Continue reading ...

Spike raises $8 million to make your email look like a chat app

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Asynchronous chat apps like Slack have done their best to kill email, but maybe the key to chat replacing email is just making email look like chat? That’s the idea of Spike , a productivity startup that has built an email app that organizes emails into chat bubbles with an interface that encourages users to keep it short and simple. Spike’s software began with a focus solely on re-skinning the e

This startup just raised $12 million from top VCs to offer financial planning as an employee perk

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Companies increasingly recognize that one of the greatest stresses for their employees is financial wellness. Even at innovative tech startups, people typically bump up against the limits of how much they know about wealth management pretty fast. But providing financial education to a workforce, which has become more common, is largely useless as most employees will tell you. The information can

PlayStation 5: Sony games chief says PS5 offers a paradigm shift

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Sony's gaming chief says fast loading times, 3D audio and a new controller will all enhance play.

Another batch of metformin recalled over cancer-causing impurity

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The FDA has revealed that another lot of metformin, a drug commonly used by type-2 diabetics, have been recalled over the presence of an impurity that is linked to the development of cancer. The recall announcement follows similar recent recalls from multiple companies after the FDA published the results of testing on metformin samples. In late May, the FDA published … Continue reading

Hands on with Android 11 Beta 1—A new media player and suggested apps

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Enlarge (credit: Android ) Android 11's first "beta" release is finally out after numerous delays. The beta release works on the Pixel 2, 3, 3a, and 4, and enrolling for the beta OTA at is super easy. Previously, the Android beta has launched simultaneously on plenty of third-party devices, but that's not the case this year. So far, OnePlus has also shipped the beta, and

George Floyd: Microsoft bars facial recognition sales to police

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The firm's move follows similar announcements from IBM and Amazon and protests over police brutality.

So You Want to Learn Tarot? Here's How to Get Started

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Reading tarot cards is many things to many people: A spiritual practice, a helpful framework or self-reflection or decision-making, or even just a fun parlor trick. Whatever reason draws you to tarot, learning can be both rewarding and challenging. There are as many ways to learn tarot as there are tarot decks—this is… Read more...

PS5 Games Revealed (Trailers): Every Game Sony Just Announced

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The company's June E3-like online event was filled with trailers and teasers galore. Here’s everything we learned.

The Litter-Robot 3 Is a Glorious Vessel for Your Cat to Do War Crimes

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AutoPets Litter-Robot 3 Connect | $499 |

Zoom admits to shutting down activist accounts at the request of the Chinese government

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Zoom, the wildly successful video chat service that has been a ubiquitous feature of life during the COVID-19 pandemic, said that it shut down three accounts at the request of the Chinese government for holding memorials for the victims of China’s violent suppression of peaceful protests at Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989 . As Axios first reported , the accounts of Lee Cheuk-Yan, Wang Dan and Zh

You Can Now Charter The Whole First Class Cabin On British Airways

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British Airways is promoting a new option to book out their entire first class cabin. That may be attractive to households that want to travel by themselves, or even individuals looking to social distance. The "Charter our FIRST Cabin" British Airways offer is promoted as being at "a fraction of the cost" with prices so low apparently they won't advertise them publicly - though may depend on rout

New undersea web cable to connect major Asian information hubs

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NEC has announced the Asia Direct Cable (ADC) Consortium's plans to build a high-performance submarine cable connecting Hong Kong, China's Guangdong Province, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The Japanese company was selected by the consortium to construct the 9,400-kilometer long ADC cable which is scheduled to be completed during Q4 of 2022. General manager of the submar

The hidden detectors looking for guns and knives

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Walk-through systems that can detect weapons are being rolled out, using a combination of AI and radar.

This Is What the PlayStation 5 Looks Like. Both of Them

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We finally saw Sony’s new PS5 and the two consoles (plural!) are ... curvy.

ESA’s new online map tool shows pollution levels around the world

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The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a new online mapping tool that shows the level of nitrogen dioxide pollution around the world. The data comes from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P (S5P) satellite, which was launched in 2017 to measure air pollutants globally using its Tropomi instrument. This online portal is released as part of the wider S5P Product Algorithm (S5P-PAL) … Continue reading

Horizon Forbidden West PS5: trailer, likely release date and what we know

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Horizon Zero Dawn 2 has been revealed, except it's not called that: Horizon Forbidden West is the next confirmed entry in the open world series, and it's coming exclusively to PS5 . It continues Aloy's story, and takes her to America's wild frontier, with a trailer that heavily