Monday, June 01, 2020

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Doug Parker Flies Southwest Airlines And Gets Into A Conversation About Race

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American Airlines CEO Doug Parker was flying Southwest Airlines out of Dallas to end the week, an airline he's called 'the cattle car' . A flight attendant notices the book he brought on board, but not who he is. He's not her CEO, after all. Parker was reading White Fragility: Why It's So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism . During the trip the flight attendant sat down next to him, he wa

SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with the International Space Station

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SpaceX just completed another milestone in Crew Dragon’s historic journey . Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have successfully docked the capsule with the International Space Station just under 19 hours after launch from Cape Canaveral. The largely automated process was uneventful. The crew tested manual operation at one point, which they said behaved much like the simulator. Don’t expect a

Ocean power station generates wind, wave and solar energy

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Wearable tech can indicate COVID-19 infection

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Apple, Samsung, Oppo, Vivo to play a big role in Indian production

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The federal government in India has tweaked its production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme to enable manufacturers to shift to India in a big way. The move is expected to pave the way for Apple, Samsung, Foxconn, Oppo, and Vivo, to play a larger role in local production. According to a news report in The Economic Times , “the empowered committee of secretaries met on Friday and decided to remove th

Africa Roundup: DHL invests in MallforAfrica, Zipline launches in US, Novastar raises $200M

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Events in May offered support to the thesis that Africa can incubate tech with global application. Two startups that developed their business models on the continent — MallforAfrica and Zipline — were tapped by international interests. DHL acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce , a turn-key e-commerce company that grew out of — a Nigerian digital-retail startup. Link Commerc

Drones keep a close eye on Australia’s wildlife

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Thermal imaging is helping to monitor and survey Australia's wildlife even in remote areas.

Xiaomi’s upcoming laptop in India could be a rebranded RedmiBook

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Xiaomi’s laptop will be soon launched in India. The company started teasing the Mi Notebook in India from last week. Now, we’ve got information regarding the upcoming laptop from the house of Xiaomi. According to a new report from 91mobiles , sourced by Ishan Agarwal, the RedmiBook 13 which was announced in December 2019 in China will be rebranded and announced for the Indian market. It is also w

Acer introduces India’s first AMD Ryzen 5 4500U powered laptop

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Acer, one of India’s leading laptop and computing brands, has unveiled its new laptop - Acer Swift 3 ( review ) in India. This laptop that boasts a battery life of over 12 hours is India’s first-ever laptop that comes with the all-new AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor. This new high-end processor is based on Renoir architecture and is capable of offering improved gaming, multi-thread performance, and o

Suck it up: save AU$150 on Dyson's V7 cordless vac

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Most of us hate cleaning, the dreaded repetitive chores that seem to be the bane of our existence, but there is an unexpected hero here to save the day – the Dyson V7 Motorhead that is currently discounted by 25%. Vacuuming with a traditional vacuum cleaner can become quite the bore – dragging out a bulky appliance that has to be lugged around with a sluggish might as you unravel the cord with th

Apple closes some U.S. stores again, this time because of looting and vandalism

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Weeks after reopening some of its U.S. retail stores, which were shut down since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, Apple closed the majority of them down after they were targeted by looters. 9to5Mac reports that most of the stores have been closed until Sunday, but some will remained closed through Monday, too. Apple confirmed the closures to 9to5Mac. "With the health and safety of our teams

K-pop fans spam Dallas police 'snitch' app with videos and memes to support protesters

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On Saturday, the Dallas Police Department posted a tweet telling people to send them videos from ongoing protests against police brutality via the iWatch Dallas app. "If you have a video of illegal activity from the protests and are trying to share it with @DallasPD , you can download it to our iWatch Dallas app," they wrote. "You can remain anonymous." Instead, Twitter users are flooding the off

NYPD Union Doxes Mayor's Daughter on Twitter

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A New York City Police Department (NYPD) union known for its controversial attacks against Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted out the personally identifying information of his daughter on Sunday night, including a residential address and her New York State ID number. Read more...

Realme Buds Q will launch in India at less than Rs 2,000

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Realme Buds Q, the latest pair of TWS from Realme which was launched in China recently will make its way to India soon. This news was confirmed by Realme India’s CMO himself on Twitter. Francis Wang tweeted about the newly launched Air Buds Neo in which he mentioned the Realme Buds Q will be coming to India. Further, he also went ahead and confirmed that the TWS will be priced under Rs 2,000. The

India rejects Walmart-owned Flipkart’s proposed foray into food retail business

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The Indian government has rejected Flipkart’s proposal to enter the food retail business in a setback for Walmart, which owns majority of the Indian e-commerce firm and which recently counted its business in Asia’s third-largest economy as one of the worst impacted by the global coronavirus pandemic. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), a wing of the nation’s Minis

Google's Sodar to help maintain social distancing - is it needed though?

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As lockdowns are being replaced by unlock across India, the importance of social distancing as a means to curb contact spread of Covid-19 assumes greater importance. Google has now stepped in with an augmented reality based app that could help maintain safe distance. The SODAR is currently available on Android phones. Users can simply open the Chrome browser and go to the webpage to get started.

Facebook takes on Twitter with 'Venue', an app for live events

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Facebook, which seems to be on an app launching spree, has rolled out 'Venue', a new iOS and Android app through which it hopes to "bring passionate fans and expert commentators together to experience live events in a new interactive way." Facebook's Venue will look to capitalize on the emphasis around live streams that has been spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic. Venue is aimed to provide an inter

HBO Max, Cosplayers, and One Big Asteroid: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

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Black lives matter.

Samsung Odyssey G7 gaming monitor brings its 1000R curve this June

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One of the biggest goals of computer gaming is immersion, making players feel like they’re really in the world. Some strive for that with engaging gameplay and stories that feed the imagination while others aim for visuals that captivate the eyes. The latter may be harder to pull off with traditional flat screens but you don’t have to dream of … Continue reading

Some Android phones can be crashed by this beautiful wallpaper

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Having pleasing or eye-catching wallpapers is a big deal for some people, be it on their computers or even on their phones. It’s not uncommon for people to download random wallpapers from the Internet without a second thought. After all, what are the chances of a simple image wrecking havoc on a phone? Apparently, it’s not as difficult as you … Continue reading

Singapore’s micromobility startup Beam raises $26 million

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Beam, a Singapore-headquartered micromobility firm that offers shared e-scooters, has raised $26 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its footprint in Korea, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Taiwan. Sequoia India and Hana Ventures led the two-and-a-half-year-old startup’s Series A financing round, while several more investors from Asia Pacific region including RTP Global, A

Australia's first 1000Mbps consumer NBN plan is here – and it's just AU$149 a month

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Internet service provider Aussie Broadband has just launched access to the NBN’s latest and fastest consumer NBN speed tier, a 1Gbps service offering unlimited downloads at speeds of up to 1000Mbps – and it's selling for a surprisingly affordable AU$149 a month . With a download speed of 1Gbps, this brand new 1000/50 tier is set to be four times faster than what was previously available to consum

This is the cheapest 17-inch touchscreen laptop around - and it's surprisingly well kitted out

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Touchscreens are probably better suited to large laptops than small when it comes to collaborative working, so we went in search of the best available option. The HP Laptop-17Z is the most affordable 17-inch touchscreen laptop on the market, available at the time of writing for only $569.99 (roughly £465/AU$855). Aimed primarily at SMBs, the laptop comes with an AMD A9-9425 dual-core processor wi

Jake Paul Swears He Wasn't Looting, Just Being His Usual Shitty Self

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Prominent vlogger Jake Paul (not to be confused with his equally obnoxious brother , the idiot behind the infamous “suicide forest” video) has landed in hot water again this weekend. Several widely circulated videos on Instagram and Twitter show him and his friends at an Arizona mall while looting is taking place,… Read more...

SpaceX Crew Dragon crew made history again at the Space Station

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It’s not the first time that men and women have been catapulted into space but NASA, SpaceX, and mankind reached a historic milestone last Saturday nonetheless. May 30, 2020 will be remembered by many as the first time NASA astronauts made such a journey aboard a SpaceX commercial spacecraft. That was literally only half the journey and, Sunday morning, that … Continue reading

Windows 10 May 2020 update: you might want to hold off for a bit

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Microsoft has just released the first major Windows 10 update of the year, version 2004 a.k.a. the May 2020 update, and, to no one’s surprise really, there are a few issues that will cause users no small amount of headaches. There are no reports of disappearing files yet, thankfully, but some Windows 10 owners might want to hold off from … Continue reading

The first Atari VCS units should be ready by mid-June

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Atari’s repeatedly delayed VCS console is nearly ready two years after its announcement . The team has revealed that the first 500 (or so) Atari VCS production models should leave the factory by mid-June. That will still leave the majority of Atari’s 11,597 crowdfunding backers waiting, but the team “cautiously” expects that production for those will get underway this summer now that the parts ar

Galaxy Watch 2 leak suggests Samsung had a change of heart

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Like any other manufacturer, Samsung makes changes to its product designs and rarely does it backtrack on those changes. There have been a few exceptions, of course, like the premature removal of the microSD card slot in the Galaxy Note 5 that was met with so much backlash that Samsung put it back next year. The removal of the rotating … Continue reading

Google Postpones Android 11 Beta Launch and Event, Saying ‘Now Is Not the Time to Celebrate’

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Google announced this weekend that it was delaying its planned release of the public beta version of Android 11 and The Beta Launch Show , a live streamed event to present major Android updates and announcements. In a tweet announcing the news, Google said that “now is not the time to celebrate.” Read more...

How to watch Rick and Morty season 4, episode 10 - stream the finale online from anywhere

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Anyone waiting for new Rick and Morty episodes after season 4 went on hiatus just before Christmas could be forgiven for getting a bit antsy in 2020. After all, it was radio silence for much of the year. Fortunately, we were all finally rewarded with new episodes of the madcap cartoon series this May - just when we need them now. Now, though, the good times are coming to an end again. Read on as

Amazon and Apple operations scaled back amid growing civil unrest

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The COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to much of the world’s businesses and operations and it has only been recently that some have finally been able to reboot a small portion of their lives and work. But then a single even caused waves across the US and even the world, forcing companies like Amazon and Apple to scale back or … Continue reading

Cap Off Your Day With This Wholesome Interview With The Last Jedi's Broom Boy

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Temirlan Blaev is a lucky kid. At twelve years old, he’s featured in major roles like a recent appearance on Killing Eve and, of course, the Broom Boy on Star Wars: The Last Jedi , making him perhaps the most iconic person to ever clean a stable in pop culture. Read more...

Image bricks some Android phones when used as wallpaper

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Never mind a text character crashing your phone — if you’re on Android, your choice of wallpaper could be a larger problem. Users have discovered (via Android Authority and 9to5Google ) that an innocuous landscape photo is “soft-bricking” some Android phones when it’s used as a background. Your phone isn’t completely dead if it happens, but it’ll get stuck in a loop that turn the lock screen on a

Doug Parker Shares His Version Of Viral Discussion With A Flight Attendant About Race

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This morning I covered a fantastic story about an interaction between American Airlines CEO Doug Parker and a Southwest Airlines flight attendant, where they connected over issues of race and the challenges confronting our country right now . This story, initially shared by the flight attendant to Facebook, is gaining broad coverage across the internet. Doug Parker actually shared his version of

The 17 best documentaries on YouTube to entertain and teach you

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How to watch the Killing Eve season 3 finale online from anywhere tonight

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Eve and Villanelle's spy games finally seem set to come to a head, in what looks like being a chaotic finale for the hit Phoebe Waller-Bridge show. Read on to find out to watch the Killing Eve season 3 finale no matter where you are in the world - including for free where possible. With a host of loose ends to tie up, Eve and Villanelle have a lot of ground to cover in episode 8. Read on for full

The United Kingdom Authorizes Media Companies Like Warner Bros. and Netflix to Resume Film and TV Production

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Big productions like The Batman might resume filming in the United Kingdom sooner rather than later. Read more...

YouTube pledges $1 million toward police reform

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YouTube has its faults, but it's also one of the few brands that stepped up swiftly with a tangible response to widespread protests against police brutality. On Friday, the company tweeted a pledge to donate $1 million "in support of efforts to address social injustice." It was a vague promise at the time, motivated by what the company described as a desire to "stand in solidarity against racism

American Airlines delays by a month the introduction of a new fee structure for award tickets

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American Airlines has changed the timeline on its new rules for fees on award bookings. The terms on the AA site have been quietly updated, showing that the airline has delayed the implementation of its new award-fee structure by a month. Previously, American had announced that travelers could make free award-ticket changes and redeposits of their miles at least 60 days in advance, for award trav

Apple Pays Developer $100,000 for Finding Serious Bug in ‘Sign In With Apple’ System

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Apple has paid developer Bhavuk Jain a $100,000 bounty for finding a serious bug in its “Sign in with Apple” login system that could have allowed malicious actors to take over a user’s account on specific websites and apps. Read more...

How to watch Celebrity Family Feud and stream the new season online from anywhere

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Will a makeover be in store for host Steve Harvey? Celebrity Family Feud returns with a showdown between two generations of Queer Eye cast members - read on to find out how to watch Celebrity Family Feud online and stream the show no matter where you are in the world. The new season kicks off by pitting the original Queer Eye crew, led by Carson Kressley, against the latest cast members from Netf

Arlo Video Doorbell now takes commands from Google Assistant

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You no longer have to live in an Amazon-focused household for Arlo’s Video Doorbell to make the most sense. Arlo has introduced Google Assistant support to deliver notifications and send commands. If you’re worried about the ruckus outside, you can ask Google to “show me the front door” and get a video feed sent to a smart display like the Nest Hub Max . The Video Doorbell normally sells for $150

Here’s everything you need to know about the Bahamas reopening on July 1

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The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation recently unveiled a five-phase plan to reopen the country to international travelers. While the plans are tentative and subject change based on advice from health organizations, it’s a comprehensive blueprint for how the island nation plans to welcome tourists back while enforcing high safety standards. When will the Bahamas reopen? The Bahamas implement

Does A New British Airways Frequent Flyer Program Rule Violate 14 CFR § 253.10?

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Yesterday British Airways announced a change to its frequent flyer program purporting to preclude members from taking it to court or participating in any class action lawsuit. However that would seem to run directly contrary to the express provisions of 14 CFR § 253.10. In other words, it appears that British Airways may be breaking the law. Continue reading ...

SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronauts welcomed to the space station

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Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have floated into the International Space Station.

The 'Lord of the Rings' Mordor meme happened because Sean Bean kept the script in his lap

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Josh Gad's YouTube series Reunited Apart has hosted socially distant cast reunions for beloved films like Back to the Future , Splash , and The Goonies , but the most recent episode brought back the Fellowship of the Ring (and other assorted parties) for "One Zoom to Rule Them All." The reunion, which also included director Peter Jackson and co-writer/producer Philippa Boyens, was a delightful op

Grab a Google Nest WiFi 3-pack with a Home speaker for $300 at HSN

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It might be particularly easy to re-do your home wireless network. HSN is running a deal that bundles a Google Nest WiFi 3-pack with the original Home speaker for $300 — not bad when the mesh router kit often costs more by itself. Given that the two Points included with the Nest WiFi also double as smart speakers, this could give you voice commands across your home without having to buy anything

Road trips from Washington, D.C. for every type of traveler

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Editor’s note: As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. If you’re unfamiliar with Washington, D.C., you might think it’s a city straight out of a scene of H

Watchmen's Adrien Veidt Is a Terrifying Presence in This Clip From the Show's Blu-Ray Release

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Adrien Veidt, Ozymandias himself , didn’t do it thirty-five minutes ago—it was decades ago. And he’s not quite the same man he used to be. Read more...

Plane takes flight over Washington, with no fuel. (It's electric.)

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A plane retrofit with an all-electric motor successfully took flight over Washington for 30 minutes on Thursday. The small plane, a Cessna Caravan, used a MagniX 750-horsepower motor in the test flight, the same type of MagniX engine installed on an all-electric seaplane that flew over British Columbia in December . The aviation company AeroTEC modified the Cessna. Electric planes, after further