Saturday, June 27, 2020

TPS Consulting Early Saturday Feed


James Corden and the Muppets having a singalong is 3 minutes of pure joy

7KMashable / 21h
The Muppets may not be fans of James Corden's jokes , but they're definitely fans of a singalong. In the clip above from The Late Late Show , the cheery crew joins James Corden, Reggie Watts, and the house band for a rendition of The Beatles' song "With a Little Help From My Friends." It is, quite simply, a delight. Read more... More about James Corden , The Muppets , The Late Late Show With Jame

The Man Who Invented Karaoke Is 95 And His Machine Still Works

7KGizmodo / 13h
Karaoke is one of Japan’s most ubiquitous worldwide exports. But who invented the first machine that let you sing along to backing tracks of popular hits? Read more...

Take a Virtual Tour of Tokyo's Ghibli Museum

3KLifehacker / 13h
You may not be able to travel to Japan for the foreseeable future, but you can now take a virtual tour of the country’s secretive Ghibli Museum on YouTube . Read more...

Samsung working on a Galaxy M01 Core model

24Future - All the latest news / 2h
Samsung had launched the Galaxy M01 and the Galaxy M11 earlier in June These devices are powered by Snapdragon processors instead of the in-house Exynos chipset.

The programming language that doesn’t want to die

30Future - All the latest news / 2h
The world's critical systems are propped up by a programming language that has grown increasingly obscure.

How iOS 14 quietly took a big step towards the Apple Glasses

Future - All the latest news / 2h
Apple's WWDC 2020 event might have seemed quiet for AR news, but iOS 14 was packed with Apple Glasses hints.

Consistently add skills to your CV with a lifetime subscription to Whizlabs

24Mashable / 3h
TL;DR : A lifetime subscription to Whizlabs Online Certifications is on sale for £47.17 as of June 27, saving you 98% on list price. It's easy to embellish the truth on your CV . We've all done it at some point, right? For example, perhaps you know how to italicise words in HTML, but your CV suggests you're practically a full-service UX developer. Unfortunately, there's a realistic chance your pr

California push for zero-emissions heavy trucks starts in 2024

California Zero 2024
100+Engadget / 4h
The state of California is requiring all trucks to be zero-emission beginning in 2024, thanks to a new mandate from the California Air Resources Board. The regulation, which CARB calls the “first in the world,”is meant to be a step towards California meeting its long-term emissions goals. The rule would apply specifically to medium- and heavy-duty trucks weighing 8,500 pounds or more. Under the m

This is Intel’s not-so-secret weapon against AMD, but will it be too late?

28Future - All the latest news / 4h
Intel’s CTO spilled the beans on what's coming next.

Mulan release date bumped to August 21 as coronavirus pandemic rages on

Disney Mulan August
52Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / We'll have to wait a little bit longer for Disney's hotly anticipated live action remake of Mulan (credit: YouTube/Disney) The murmurs this past week were true: Deadline Hollywood reports that Disney has decided to bump the release date of its live action remake, Mulan , from July 25 to August 21, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to flare up around the world. It is not unexpected:

Salesforce debuts new all-in-one platform for the post-pandemic world

20Future - All the latest news / 5h
Salesforce Anywhere will allow users to collaborate in context without taking them away from their work.

Back to kick some demon derrière: Wynonna Earp S4 trailer is finally here

46Ars Technica / 6h
Melanie Scrofano returns as the titular gunslinging, demon-hunting heroine in S4 of SyFy's Wynonna Earp . The SyFy series Wynonna Earp has trod a rocky road on the way to its fourth season, much to the frustration of its loyal fanbase ("Earpers"). First, the start of S4 production was delayed until late 2019, due to financial troubles at IDW Entertainment. Shooting finally commenced this past Jan

NASA Pulse necklace is a clever DIY solution to prevent face touching

46SlashGear / 6h
Humanity has found itself within another global pandemic, one involving a respiratory virus that can be easily transmitted from a surface to its next victim simply by touching one’s own face. There’s an obvious preventative method to avoid this issue, which is that you shouldn’t touch your face, at least not if you haven’t thoroughly washed your hands first. Developing … Continue reading

Facebook's advertiser boycott is getting even bigger

Verizon Facebook July
1KEngadget / 6h
Mark Zuckerberg’s promise to add labels to rule-breaking posts from politicians hasn’t stopped more big-name advertisers from joining an advertising boycott of the social network. Coca-Cola, Hershey and Honda are among the latest high-profile companies to say they will temporarily stop advertising with Facebook. Unilever, the company behind brands like Dove and Lipton, and Verizon (which owns Eng

This new botnet has recruited an army of Windows devices

40Future - All the latest news / 6h
Lucifer malware is infecting vulnerable Windows systems to create a botnet, launch DDoS attacks and mine for cryptocurrency.

American Airlines Will Soon Require Health Screening Questions To Check In

44View from the Wing / 7h
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker told employees this week that his airline will soon copy others (such as United) that are requiring passengers to complete health screening questions as part of the check-in process, to keep people with COVID-19 off of planes. Continue reading ...

C13Features will make fictional podcasts styled after theatrical movies

SlashGear / 7h
Podcasting company Cadence13, which produces, publishes, and distributes a large number of notable audio shows, is launching a new brand called C13Features that aims to offer the equivalent of movies in audio format. The move comes amid the growing popularity of podcast shows, something that has also triggered notable deals including Marvel’s decision to bring some of its biggest superheroes … Co

More Furniture Than Function, Electrohome's Kingston 7-in-1 Turntable Is a Gateway to Vinyl Record Collecting

Gizmodo / 7h
Electrohome Kingston 7-in-1 Vinyl Record Player | $200 | Amazon Read more...

Why Cast Iron Skillets Are the Best Replacement Grill

36Lifehacker / 7h
Lodge Cast Iron Grill Pan | $20 | Amazon Read more...

How Facebook scammers target people at risk of suicide

500+BBC News - Technology / 8h
Dozens of Facebook pages claim to be selling a deadly chemical to people at risk of suicide - but it's all a fraud.

Alexis Ohanian is leaving Initialized Capital

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Reddit co-founder , the investment firm he co-founded in 2011 with Garry Tan, as first reported by Axios and confirmed by TechCrunch. The move comes weeks after Ohanian publicly stepped down from the Reddit board of directors, with Y Combinator president Michael Seibel taking his spot. Ohanian launched Initialized Capital back in 2011 with a $7 million investment vehicle. Since then, the San Fra

Astell & Kern just released the Maserati of MP3 players

24Future - All the latest news / 8h
The Astell & Kern A&futura SE200 offers two distinct DACs from AKM and ESS and costs more than most laptops.

The best stand-up comedy specials of 2020 so far

84Mashable / 8h
Watching stand-up in 2020 very quickly went from a pretty fun and normal activity to an escape from our terrifying, oppressive reality. Luckily, there has been some truly fantastic comedy so far this year, giving us an excuse to laugh and smile at stories and observations from some of the industry's most talented performers. It is a bit odd, though, to view these specials — which were filmed befo

Best tech books of 2020 (so far)

100+Mashable / 8h
A lot happened in the tech industry in 2020. Big Tech faced anti-trust investigations . New villains scraped our data . Misinformation about the deadly coronavirus , voting , and protests spread like wildfire on social media. Workers stood up to tech companies to fight climate change and low wages . And that's just the first half of the year. So of course people want to know what's going on behin

Facebook Will Finally Tell Your Aunt That Article Is From 3 Months Ago

300+Gizmodo / 8h
Raise your hand if you sometimes forget to look at the publication date of an article before you breathlessly share it with a friend? It’s okay, you’re only human. After years of promoting old and outdated content, Facebook finally wants to help you remember. According to a recent blog post by John Hegeman, VP of Feed… Read more...

A supermassive black hole lit up a collision of two smaller black holes

500+MIT Technology Review / 8h
Astronomers from Caltech have reported that they’ve observed a collision between two black holes. Normally such an event is invisible, but this time a more massive black hole sitting nearby helped illuminate the other two as they collided. If confirmed, the findings, published in Physical Review Letters , would be the first optical observations ever made of a black hole merger. What happened: Fir

US logs record 40K COVID-19 cases in a day as experts brace for rise in deaths

Florida US Day Thursday
200+Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / Vice President Mike Pence speaks after leading a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the Department of Health and Human Services on June 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty | Joshua Roberts ) The US logged nearly 40,000 new cases of COVID-19 nationwide Thursday—the highest daily total yet in the course of the pandemic—and many states continue to see an alarming rise in

The Boys season 2 release date is revealed – and it's soon

25Future - All the latest news / 9h
The Boys season 2 kicks off on Amazon in September, it's been revealed.

Telegram to pay SEC fine of $18.5 million and return $1.2 billion to investors as it dissolves TON

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Pavel Durov’s grand cryptocurrency dreams for his Telegram messaging service are ending with an $18.5 million civil settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a pledge to return the more than $1.2 billion that investors had put into its TON digital token. The settlement ends a months long legal battle between the company and the regulator. In October 2019 the SEC filed a comp

Credit Card Skimmers Can Hide in an Icon's Metadata

50Gizmodo / 9h
In the midst of a news cycle filled with stories of the chaotic global pandemic and mass civil unrest raging around us right now, I personally find solace in stories about the constants we can rely on: Stories of brands continuing to show their ass on social media. Stories about budged art restorations continuing to… Read more...

Alumni in the coronavirus conversation

52MIT Technology Review / 9h
The virus “I am very wary of simplistic projections about the ongoing outbreak based solely off of its current growth patterns” —Maimuna Majumder, SM ’15, PhD ’18, faculty, Boston Children’s Hospital Computational Health Informatics Program, and research associate, Harvard Medical School ( ABC News, March 16) “Closing schools, bars, and movie theaters are good measures, but not enough. Our relaxe

TuSimple seeking $250 million in new funding to scale self-driving trucks

200+TechCrunch / 9h
TuSimple, the self-driving truck startup backed by Sina, Nvidia, UPS and Tier 1 supplier Mando Corporation, is headed back into the marketplace in search of new capital from investors. The company has hired investment bank Morgan Stanley to help it raise $250 million, according to multiple sources familiar with the effort. Morgan Stanley recently sent potential investors an informational packet,

EXCLUSIVE: CEO Doug Parker Gives Growth And Employment Forecast For American Airlines

34View from the Wing / 9h
Doug Parker has shared with unions this week that American Airlines expects to be a 10%-20% smaller airline in summer 2021 than before the coronavirus pandemic. In the fall they'll have 20% - 30% too many people on staff, and they'll have to reduce the flight attendant work group based on that number - while retaining pilots based on where they plan to be by mid-2021. Continue reading ...

Facebook Adds Labels for Some Posts as Advertisers Pull Back

Facebook Zuckerberg
500+NYT > Technology / 9h
Posts about voting will direct viewers to accurate information, and violations from important political figures will be marked “newsworthy.”

Newzoo forecasts 2020 global games industry will reach $159 billion

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Games and esports analytics firm Newzoo released its highly cited annual report on the size and state of the video gaming industry yesterday. The firm is predicting 2020 global game industry revenue from consumers of $159.3 billion, a 9.3% increase year-over-year. Newzoo predicts the market will surpass $200 billion by the end of 2023. Importantly, the data excludes in-game advertising revenue (w

8 local-approved secrets to planning the perfect California vacation

The Points Guy / 9h
Californians glow with pride when we show off our state — yet we gripe when our favorite beaches, restaurants and hideaways get “discovered” and start swarming with crowds. We’re also of the opinion that most visitors spend far too much time on guidebook “must-see attractions” and leave without ever experiencing what we consider the real California . Here are the secrets we share with those who r

The link between obesity and dementia is undeniable and frightening

79SlashGear / 9h
While some forms of dementia may have a strong genetic link, existing research indicates that lifestyle factors play a huge role in whether most people will develop this brain condition as they age. Things like exercise, getting proper sleep, avoiding excessive alcohol, and eating a healthy diet have all been identified as potentially beneficial, but there is another big risk … Continue reading

Airvet, a telehealth veterinary platform, just clawed its way to a $14 million Series A round

400+TechCrunch / 9h
Telemedicine is becoming more widely embraced by the day — and not just for humans. With a pet in roughly 65% of U.S. homes, there is now a dizzying number of companies enabling vets to meet with their furry patients remotely, including Petriage, Anipanion, TeleVet, Linkyvet, TeleTails, VetNOW, PawSquad, Vetoclock and Petpro Connect. One of these — a two-year-old, 13-person, LA-based startup call

Twitch bans Dr Disrespect over violation of community guidelines

Disrespect Banned Twitch
500+Engadget / 9h
Twitch has banned the account of Guy Beahm, known online as Dr Disrespect, after he violated the site’s community guidelines or terms of service. Dr Disrespect is one of the most prominent names in live streaming, with 1.6 million followers on YouTube and 4.5 million on Twitch. Beahm, 38, also has a reputation for attempting to disguise racism as comedy in his streams, and pushing boundaries in o

This ransomware poses as a Covid-19 tracing app

49Future - All the latest news / 9h
Cybercriminals have created a new ransomware called CryCryptor which is based on open source code.

Record-Breaking Lightning Just Chilled in the Sky for 17 Seconds

100+Gizmodo / 9h
Lighting usually lasts for a couple seconds at most. Except for when it really, super doesn’t. On March 4, 2019, there was a lightning flash in Argentina that lasted for 16.73 seconds. Read more...

Luckin Coffee’s board is forcing out its chairman (also, chairman is forcing out the rest of the board)

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Sometimes you just can’t get a [L]uckin’ break. After announcing this morning that it is ending its fight to stay listed on Nasdaq , China-based coffee chain and delivery company Luckin Coffee announced in a filing with the SEC that it is requiring that its chairman, Lu Zhengyao, resign. Luckin Coffee will unluckin’ly delist from Nasdaq following fraud allegations It also announced in its SEC fil

Facebook to tag ‘harmful’ posts as boycott widens

Verizon Facebook July
25KBBC News - Technology / 10h
The firm has been under pressure to improve its moderation of the content on its platform.

I earned 15,000 Marriott points just by renting a home for 10 days — here’s how

21The Points Guy / 10h
When coronavirus forced me to completely rethink our family’s summer vacation plans, I focused on home rentals with maximum flexibility. That’s when I stumbled upon Marriott Homes & Villas . We had rented homes in the past using Airbnb and VRBO, but I had not used Marriott’s relatively new service. However, a two-day flash sale offering a 10% discount and a policy that let me cancel until pretty

Turn your backyard into a summer oasis

Mashable / 10h
Sun's out, fun's in. Take advantage of long summer days by creating unforgettable memories in your own backyard Lowe’s has everything you need to build your own backyard oasis. Level up your lawn chairs, sit back, relax, and prepare for a summer of DIY entertainment. Styling options for smaller spaces If planned right, you can get a lot out of use out of a little footprint Lowe’s selection of bis

The Exchange: IPO season, self-driving misfires and a fintech letdown

Uber Jump
100+TechCrunch / 10h
Welcome to The TechCrunch Exchange, a forthcoming weekly newsletter from the TC crew about startups, money, and markets. You can sign up for it here , and receive it regularly when it formally launches in a few weeks. You can email me about it here , or talk to me on Twitter . Let’s go! In the last week there were 23 rounds worth $50 million in the world, according to Crunchbase data . The rounds

Airline complaints soared 1,500% in April as flyers vented about refunds

35The Points Guy / 10h
April was a rough month to be an airline. In addition to plummeting demand from travelers and severely constrained finances, consumer complaints reached what may have been a new record high. Sign up for the free daily TPG newsletter for more aviation news. Passengers filed 19,856 complaints about airline service in April, according to data released by the Department of Transportation on Friday. T

Everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in July 2020

Mashable / 10h
Read more... More about Streaming , Amazon Prime , Amazon Prime Video , July , and The Fosters

You season 3: release date, cast and what we know about the Netflix drama's return

400+Future - All the latest news / 10h
You season 3 is coming to Netflix in 2021. This is everything we know about the twisted thriller's next season.

Agora starts life as a public company by more than doubling to $50 a share

200+TechCrunch / 10h
Shares of Agora , a China and U.S.-based “real-time engagement” API company, soared today after it went public. Yesterday Agora priced 17.5 million shares at $20 apiece , up from its target range of $16 to $18 per share. The firm raised $350 in its debut, or around 10 times its Q1 2020 revenue and is now amply capitalized and has runway for effectively forever, given its modest cash consumption a

Amazon Shakes Up the Race for Self-Driving—and Ride-Hailing

Amazon Driving Zoox
300+Wired / 10h
The ecommerce giant is buying Zoox, which is designing autonomous robotaxis. Beware Uber and Lyft.

Fight Forever With Chun-Li and Cammy on the HORI Fighting Stick Mini for Nintendo Switch, Down to $53

Gizmodo / 10h
HORI Fighting Stick Mini Street Fighter Edition | $53 | Amazon Read more...

I tried Poco, MysteryVibe's new smart, bendable vibrator

32Mashable / 10h
Poco from MysteryVibe $89.99 View Product The Good Its compact shape is good for novices • Good for travel • Water resistant • so you can use it in the shower • 16 settings • for those who like variety The Bad Vibration isn't ultra powerful • Its small size limits the usefulness of its bendable shape • The vibration patterns can be distracting The Bottom Line This smart bendable bullet vibrator h

How to Add a CarPlay Wallpaper in iOS 14

CarPlay Wallpaper 14
32Lifehacker / 10h
One of the new features coming in iOS 14 is the ability to customize your car’s CarPlay interface with one of several new wallpapers. If you don’t know, CarPlay lets you control your car’s stereo and other connected smart car accessories with Siri voice commands, and this version of iOS marks the first time users will… Read more...

Save up to 80% on Top-Selling Kindle eBooks, Starting at $1

20Lifehacker / 10h
Up to 80% off Kindle eBooks | Amazon 1 Month Free | Amazon Kindle Unlimited Read more...

United Airlines Will Re-Launch The “Apple Shuttle”

View from the Wing / 10h
Before the global pandemic, Apple was United's largest corporate customer spending $150 million with the airline. Unsurprisingly United's San Francisco hub captures a large amount of Northern California tech business, and Apple is one of the biggest spenders on travel. With significant suppliers and manufacturing in China, Apple had been booking one quarter of total company spend on just the San

Warner Bros delays Tenet release because of COVID-19 spikes

Nolan Tenet July August
SlashGear / 10h
Christopher Nolan’s Tenet was supposed to be one of the biggest movie releases of the summer, but it seems the COVID-19 pandemic is making Warner Bros push the movie’s release back. The good news is that while Tenet is getting delayed again, it isn’t getting delayed by much – instead of releasing on July 31st, Warner Bros will instead be … Continue reading

Microsoft Kills One of Its Best Windows 10 Update Loopholes

Microsoft Windows W1
49Gizmodo / 10h
As Microsoft continues to roll out its latest Windows 10 version 2004 update to consumers and businesses, it seems like it’s taking away some key perks of having a non-home version of the OS, mainly the ability to delay major updates. First spotted by WindowsTimes , Microsoft has quietly reduced the amount of time… Read more...

Facial Reconstruction of a Prehistoric Man Whose Head Was Mounted on a Stake

200+Gizmodo / 10h
In 2011, Swedish archaeologists found human skulls that had been mounted on stakes at an 8,000-year-old burial site, representing a behavior rarely seen among prehistoric hunter-gatherers. An incredible, computer-aided facial reconstruction finally puts a face to one of these skulls. Read more...

Pool Noodles Are Not a Good Way to Enforce Social Distancing

28Lifehacker / 11h
Customers at a cafe in Germany were asked to wear pool noodle hats to enforce social distancing and we were blessed with this viral photo . So, of course, we had to test it. Read more...

How to Hide Your Cash When You're Traveling

28Lifehacker / 11h
I have often heard of people saying that they were pickpocketed when traveling or that they believe a hotel worker stole money from their belongings. Whether your wallet gets nabbed at the Colosseum in Rome or a pickpocketer swipes it when you’re hopping on a local train line in Barcelona, you’ll never suspect your… Read more...

Dungeons & Dragons & Novels: Revisiting The Crystal Shard

200+Gizmodo / 11h
In the frozen tundra of Icewind Dale , four unlikely (sort of) heroes (sort of) join forces (sort of) to defeat an evil wizard (sort of) wielding unimaginable power (actually, it’s pretty imaginable). Welcome to io9’s look back at the Dungeons & Dragons novels of yore, where I read these classic fantasy books to see… Read more...

Gaming on Apple platforms is set for some big changes—here are a few

100+Ars Technica / 11h
Beyond a Steel Sky Enlarge / Beyond a Steel Sky , a sequel to a beloved game from the 90s, hit Apple Arcade today. (credit: Apple) WWDC 2020 has concluded, and that means it's time to glean some insights from all the documentation, sessions, and other materials that Apple released. We're going to do this on a few topics in the coming weeks, but to start, we're looking at the new initiatives and f

‘Shakedown Hawaii’ is coming to Wii and Wii U

88Engadget / 11h
The 16-bit retro action game Shakedown Hawaii will soon be available on the Wii U and, for those who still own one, the Wii. Developer Brian Provinciano announced the news on the Vblank Entertainment blog that the Wii version will launch Thursday, July 9th in the UK, with the Wii U version to follow sometime in August. Some may find the move a little random, considering both consoles have been di

Parking drones on city buses may solve their biggest delivery issue

SlashGear / 11h
The idea of delivering packages using drones isn’t without controversy, yet appears to be an inevitable part of our future. Many companies have been developing and testing various drone-based delivery systems over past years, some having reached the point of limited drone delivery trials, real-world tests, and even partnerships. There’s still one very big issue when it comes to these … Continue r

Russian behind elite cybercrime forum sentenced to 9 years in prison

Russian Two US One
93Engadget / 11h
A particularly successful Russian hacker is about to serve time behind bars in the US. A federal judge has sentenced Aleksei Burkov, the operator of an elite cybercrime forum , to nine years in prison after pleading guilty in January to two device fraud charges. He’d faced up to 15 years in prison, but that plea apparently didn’t help him avoid most of the punishment. The invitation-only forum, D

Apple Glass patent shows modular system for future hero tech

SlashGear / 11h
Apple’s prospective plans for a “modular system for head-mounted device” were revealed in a newly-public patent posted to the USPTO. The United States Patent and Trademark Office showed this document with inventors Paul X Wang and Dinesh C Mathew, as first filed in April of the year 2019. This could, possibly, point to part of Apple’s design language for their … Continue reading

Where to open a game studio

100+TechCrunch / 11h
With the game industry booming, more entrepreneurs are evaluating where to base their new startup or open a new office for their existing company. The U.S. government’s block on H1-B and L-1 visas will encourage American game startups to add an office abroad much sooner than they otherwise would have. But where? This spring, I surveyed a number of gaming-focused VCs about which cities are the bes

How Long Could Covid-19 Immunity Last? It's Not Just About Antibodies

100+Gizmodo / 11h
A recent study making the rounds everywhere is certainly unnerving: It found that previously infected people can lose almost all of a type of antibody to the coronavirus within three months. But the study’s findings are far too limited to assume that immunity to the virus is so short-lived. Read more...

LEGO Games Start at $9 Today, Including Three LEGO Marvel Games for $15

Xbox One LEGO
26Gizmodo / 11h
LEGO Games Starting at $9 | Amazon

How to Do Pull-Ups Without a Pull-Up Bar

36Lifehacker / 11h
In our continuing series of improvised home workout gear, today we’re going to talk about how to do pull-ups or inverted rows at home. If you’re used to doing pull-ups on a bar or using cable machines like a lat pulldown, that’s hard to recreate with home equipment. But you do have a few options. Read more...

This 400GB MicroSD Card Can Hold All Your Switch Games, and It's Down to $75 Right Now

20Lifehacker / 11h
Sandisk 400GB microSD Card | $75 | Newegg

Inspiring and infuriating, 'Uppity' doc details racism in pro racing

64Mashable / 11h
The image of professional car racing in the West is not a diverse one. In one of the most popular and visible corners of the scene, NASCAR, thousands of competitors have taken the wheel since 1949, but in all that time, there have only been seven Black drivers that have competed in races at the premier level. One of those racers is Willy T. Ribbs, the focus of 2020 documentary Uppity: The Willy T

How to Know if You're an Overachiever

46Lifehacker / 11h
Starting when we’re children in school, we’re often labeled based on how other people perceive our “achievement.” Some kids are dubbed “underachievers” if parents or educators don’t believe they’re “living up to their full potential” (whatever that means). On the flip side, others are deemed “overachievers,” if… Read more...

Amex Credit & Benefit Tracker

100+One Mile at a Time / 11h
Update : This is a reminder to make any June purchases ASAP so they still post to your statement for this month. This can include the monthly streaming credit, monthly cell phone credit, and Saks credit for the first half of the year. Several American Express cards offer statement credits and rebates as part of the card benefits. These can be very lucrative, and more than offset the annual fees o

Stop Going to Bars

Florida Thursday Day April
500+Gizmodo / 11h
It’s Friday, baby! Time to put on a nice pair of pants, hit up some pals, and... sit your ass down right there. You have absolutely no business going to a bar. Not today. Not next week. Hell, I’d stock up on enough booze to last through at least New Year’s . Because—maybe you haven’t heard—there is a goddamn pandemic… Read more...

NASA made a necklace that reminds you not to touch your face

500+Engadget / 11h
NASA has released open-source instructions for a 3D-printed necklace designed to help you stop touching your face. We’ve heard time and time again that we shouldn’t touch our mush with our fingers to limit our chances of contracting COVID-19 . However, it’s not always easy to avoid that reflex. To remind you to keep your mitts at bay, three engineers at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Lab created Pul

Windows Update deferrals removed to “prevent confusion” for IT Pros

Microsoft Windows W1
SlashGear / 11h
Per Microsoft, deferrals will be removed from the Windows Update settings Advanced Options page starting with the update to Windows 10, version 2004. This update was made by Microsoft in light of changes made to update installation policies for Windows 10, as they began to only target devices running a “feature update version that is nearing end of service.” They … Continue reading

Minecraft Dungeons first DLC is releasing very soon

Minecraft Dungeons
SlashGear / 11h
Minecraft Dungeons has only been available for a month, but already it’s time for the first DLC expansion to arrive. We’re heading to the jungle with this first expansion, which is appropriately called Minecraft Dungeons: Jungle Awakens. The Jungle Awakens expansion is out next week too, so you don’t even need to wait very long to play it. Jungle Awakens … Continue reading

Who really benefits from reskilling?

100+TechCrunch / 12h
Nearly 40 million Americans are unemployed, and a recent study that examined more than 66,000 tech job layoffs found that sales and customer success roles are most vulnerable amid COVID-19. In response, some quarters of Silicon Valley are abuzz about a long-standing technology: reskilling, or training individuals to adopt an entirely new skillset or career for employment. As millions look for a w

Amazon pays $1.2 billion for self-driving startup Zoox

Amazon Driving Zoox
52Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / People examine a Zoox test vehicle in 2019. The company has yet to show off the custom-designed vehicle it plans to use for its commercial service. (credit: Andrei Stanescu / Getty) Zoox, one of the most lavishly funded independent self-driving startups, has been acquired by Amazon, the companies announced on Friday. Venture capitalists, hungry for a stake in the much-hyped self-driving

Literally no one is profiting off of third-party delivery apps

400+Gizmodo / 12h
So by now you’ve most likely heard that delivery apps like Grubhub, Door Dash, and Uber Eats are potentially harmful to restaurants, as evidenced by some of the most exciting dystopian developments in the food world. These delivery services take up to 30% of every order, often wiping out a restaurant’s profits… Read more...

Infuse Campari With Frozen Berries

64Lifehacker / 12h
Campari, with its burnt, bitter citrus notes and syrupy, almost medicinal character, is not often thought of as “summery.” That particular honor belongs to Aperol. But Campari can do summer just as well as its sweeter cousin. It goes great in a spritz, but you can fashion it into a fruity, refreshing after-dinner… Read more...

Stop Hoarding Apps With the Help of iOS 14

200+Lifehacker / 12h
I have a lot of apps on my iPhone. You have a lot of apps on your iPhone. That’s just the of way life in the digital world. It’s gotten so bad that at one point, I had apps on my phone that weren’t even compatible with my iPhone X’s slim-bezel layout. I’ve had apps on my phone that were so old, they wouldn’t even run… Read more...

TX and FL Are Closing Bars Back Down After Opening Way Too Soon

3KFuturism / 12h
Texas and Florida were forced to close bars back down today after the states hit new record numbers in confirmed coronavirus cases, CNBC reports — an embarrassing reversal for politicians who claimed it was safe to open the states back up. Florida governor Ron DeSantis made the announcement to shut down bars after state officials reported just shy of 9,000 new COVID-19 cases in the state, demolis

The US Marine Corps’ New Weapon Can Electrocute Targets from 100 Feet Away

500+Futurism / 12h
SPECTER The U.S. Marine Corps is testing a brand new, less-than-lethal weapon called SPECTER (Small arms Pulsed Electronic Tetanization at Extended Range) that can electrocute the target from 100 feet away, New Scientist reports . For a comparison, a current-gen Taser has a range of about 26 feet. The projectile can be fired from any 12-gauge shotgun and is being developed by Colorado-based tech

From makeup to true crime: A look inside the weird world of YouTube mashups – Mashable Originals

20Mashable / 12h
Bailey Sarian , a popular YouTuber with over 1 million subscribers, has seamlessly integrated true crime into her makeup videos. We spoke to her, a few other YouTubers, and experts on this surprising trend. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Makeup , Asmr , True Crime , and Youtubers

YC to cut the size of its investment in future YC startups

100+TechCrunch / 12h
In a blog post this Friday afternoon , Y Combinator’s president Geoff Ralston said that the accelerator would make two changes to its terms for startups. The first would see the size of the standard deal for YC startups decline from $150,000 for 7% (roughly a $2.1 million post-money valuation) to $125,000 for the same equity (or roughly a $1.79 million post-money valuation). The deal will continu

This floating chicken farm could be the future of farming — Future Blink

44Mashable / 12h
The Floating Poultry Farm helps cut the ecological footprint created by chicken farming. Read more... More about Tech , Food , Mashable Video , Sustainability , and Future Blink

Here's Everything New in Google Photos' Latest Redesign

Google Photos New Features
100Lifehacker / 12h
Google recently announced a new design for the Google Photos app filled with all-new features and a streamlined look. The redesign is slowly rolling out now for Android and iOS, and some users may already have the new layout and features—including one that will help you keep track of your copious pet pictures. Read more...

Hype and hope: Wearables in the covid era

70Engadget / 12h
The NBA’s strategy of using luxury wearable devices to detect and prevent COVID-19 among basketball players looks awfully good on paper. It also torments us by both suggesting a techno-silver bullet as well as offering a view on how the rich and famous enjoy an elite level of safety during a devastating pandemic. Because this is a story taking place in our year of hell, 2020. It is a story about

Marriott restricting once-very-generous cancellation policy beginning in July

54The Points Guy / 12h
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to drag on, we’ve seen hotels and airlines go to great lengths to help customers feel confident when making future bookings. Specifically, nearly every major travel brand has relaxed its cancellation policy, including hotels allowing guests to cancel prepaid rates without penalty. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily n

As advertisers revolt, Facebook commits to flagging ‘newsworthy’ political speech that violates policy

Facebook Zuckerberg
500+TechCrunch / 12h
As advertisers pull away from Facebook to protest the social networking giant’s hands-off approach to misinformation and hate speech, the company is instituting a number of stronger policies to woo them back. In a livestreamed segment of the company’s weekly all-hands meeting, CEO Mark Zuckerberg recapped some of the steps Facebook is already taking, and announced new measures to fight voter supp

This opera house put on a concert for plants — Future Blink

24Mashable / 12h
A string quartet at Barcelona's El Liceu Opera House performed for 2292 plants. Read more... More about Music , Mashable Video , Plants , Culture And Entertainment , and Future Blink

Facebook will link all 2020 US election posts to its voter hub

Facebook Zuckerberg
71Engadget / 12h
On Friday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared additional details on the company’s 2020 US election plans. Zuckerberg said the social media giant will display its Voting Information Center at the top of the Facebook and Instagram apps. When it detailed the hub last week, Facebook said its hope was to help 4 million people register for the upcoming 2020 elections. The center will notify users of a

How to recognize if you're being racially gaslighted

200+Mashable / 12h
It's happened to me my whole life. Whenever I've pushed back when asked the racist question "Where are you from?", argued against someone who says discussing race perpetuates racism ( the opposite is actually true ), or contradicted members of my white extended family who insist Eric Garner's death was his fault, I'm usually told I'm wrong, it's not that big of a deal, or I'm imagining things. Th

The cast of “Irresistible” rave about their director, Jon Stewart

20Mashable / 12h
"Irresistible" cast members Rose Byrne, Topher Grace, and Mackenzie Davis had some wonderful things to say about their writer/director, Jon Stewart. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Jon Stewart , The Daily Show , Rose Byrne , and Irresistible

Only 12 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2020

100+TechCrunch / 12h
It’s now o’clock, founders. A mere 12 hours stands between you and a chance to compete in Startup Battlefield and launch your pre-Series A startup during Disrupt 2020 — in front of the world’s influential technorati. You won’t find a bigger launching pad, and this window of extraordinary opportunity slams shut on June 26 at 11:59 pm (PT). Apply to Startup Battlefield right here , right now. This

Fasting during chemo may have surprising benefits for cancer patients

SlashGear / 12h
Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy may benefit from a fasting-like diet, according to a new study. The researchers evaluated the effects of a very low-calorie diet on patients receiving chemotherapy, finding that not only did the special diet improve the effects of chemotherapy, but may have also helped protect the patient’s body from cellular damage caused by the treatment. Past research …

Fleetsmith customers unhappy with loss of third-party app support after Apple acquisition

100+TechCrunch / 12h
When Apple confirmed it had acquired Fleetsmith , a mobile device management vendor, on Wednesday, it seemed like a straightforward purchase, but Fleetsmith customers quickly learned a key piece of functionality had stopped working — and many weren’t happy about it. Apple systems administrators began complaining on social media on the morning of the acquisition announcement that the company was n

Hey email gets cleared by App Store, is now open to everyone

Apple App Store Antitrust
36Future - All the latest news / 12h
The Hey email app is now available on the App Store after it was initially blocked for violating Apple's terms and conditions.

How Phone Banking Teens Are Reshaping Congress

500+Gizmodo / 12h
This week’s primaries were full of huge progressive victories , including races that prominently featured climate champions. What helped fuel a win for Jamaal Bowman and lead for Charles Booker wasn’t just your usual get-out-the-vote operation, though. It was one run by teens who, despite not being able to vote in this… Read more...

Tacklife's 800A Jump Starter Doubles As an 18,000mAh Power Bank for $45

Gizmodo / 12h
Tacklife 800A Jump Starter | $45 | Amazon | Promo Code 47SW6UJH + Clip Coupon Read more...

Airline CEOs Ask Vice President Pence For TSA Temperature Checks At Airports

View from the Wing / 12h
Temperature checks are health security theater. It's one thing for airlines to require it themselves, another thing to make it an extra-legal government mandate that's hard to turn back. The solution is to make it easier for passengers who get sick not to fly, not to make passengers show up sick and infect others in order to get a refund. Continue reading ...

Amazon just acquired Zoox (not Zoom) for self-driving vehicles

Amazon Driving Zoox
SlashGear / 12h
Amazon acquired a company called Zoox to “help bring their vision of autonomous ride-hailing to reality.” It’s important right this minute to be extra clear, here, that Amazon did NOT just acquire the video conferencing brand Zoom – that’s a different company altogether. Amazon acquired Zoox, a California-based company “working to design autonomous ride-hailing vehicles from the ground up.” Per …