Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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Foiling fraud with machine learning

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Digital transformation has for years seemed like nothing but a buzzword. More recently, however, it has begun yielding the hoped-for results as banks, retailers and other businesses supplement traditional customer service channels with digital services. All the while, an army of agile start-ups, FinTechs and other data-driven organisations have disrupted the financial services and retail landscap

Cameo Will Let You Zoom With the Stars for Lots of Money

39How-To Geek / 1h
Cameo, the service that lets you pay famous people to send you a personalized message, wants to take things a step further. Whereas before you’d submit a script or request and receive back a pre-recorded video, now you can buy a 10-minute Zoom call with your favorite celebrity. But you’ll pay dearly for it. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Nintendo Switch Jump Rope Challenge lets you jump rope with no rope

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Staying indoors often means a lack of physical activity for people whose definition of “physical activity” is pretty much going to the office or school. While some people with more active lifestyles have found ways to exercise even at home, most probably have a hard time finding the motivation to even move around the house. Applying age-old principles of gamification, … Continue reading

Ransomware in 2020: what, why, and whether to pay?

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The cyber security landscape is continually evolving and cyber attacks increasing in sophistication. Nevertheless, tried and tested threats are never too far from threat actor’s toolkits. One of these attack methods – phishing – is practically ancient in digital years, yet it remains as popular as ever. In fact, Proofpoint’s State of the Phish report 2020 found that over half of organisations enc

We Can Protect the Economy From Pandemics. Why Didn't We?

64Wired / 23min
A virologist helped crack an impossible problem: how to insure against the economic fallout from devastating viral outbreaks. The plan was ingenious. Yet we're still in this mess.

UK EVs will get special 'green' licence plates later this year

23Engadget / 25min
It can be difficult to hear a whisper-quiet electric vehicle. But, starting this fall, it should be easier to spot eco-friendly cars prowling the streets of Britain. Grant Shapps, the UK’s transport secretary, has confirmed that “green number plates” will be offered to EV drivers later this year. They won’t be completely pea coloured, though — instead, a small accent will be introduced on the lef

Basecamp launches Hey, a hosted email service for neat freaks

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Project management software maker Basecamp has launched a feature-packed hosted email service, called Hey — which they tout as taking aim at the traditional chaos and clutter of the email inbox. Two years of work comes alive today. Couldn’t be more proud of our team. It wasn’t easy, but it was incredibly fun. And today we get to show the world what we’ve been working on. Email’s new heyday is her

TransferGo raises $10M additional funding, launches in 11 new markets

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TransferGo , the London-based international money transfer service, has raised another $10 million in funding, as it discloses that its customers numbers has surpassed two million. The round was co-led by Seventure, and Vostok Emerging finance, with follow-on funding from Hard Yaka, Revo Capital, and Bootstrap Europe. The startup is also announcing it has launched in 11 new markets, including Jap

Trevor Noah makes powerful speech about the 'common thread' between police killings

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Protests against police brutality have now passed their third weekend, and show no signs of slowing. But even as more and more people lend their support in real life as well as in digital campaigns , more people are dying . On Friday, 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was shot twice in the back by Atlanta police at a Wendy's drive through , with videos of the incident being shared widely online. His de

Xbox Smart Delivery will carry your save data over to Xbox Series X – and back again

Xbox Smart Delivery
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Xbox Smart Delivery , Microsoft’s program for giving players next-gen versions of their current-gen Xbox One games for free, just got confirmation of a killer feature – that save data would also be carried over to the Xbox Series X , ensuring you can pick up exactly where you left off on your previous console. In an in-depth post on Xbox Wire , Microsoft affirmed much that we already knew about X

Watch out Zoom, Microsoft Teams is finally catching up

Microsoft Windows 10
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Microsoft Teams is set to increase the number of video conference participants that can appear on screen at once to 49, from the current maximum of nine. The change will see Microsoft’s collaboration offering match rival service Zoom and surpass Google Meet , which only allows 16 attendees to feature on screen. The new feature will not be available immediately, however, but will enter preview thi

Gaudí designed a church like no other in the 19th century. But it's 21st century tech that will see it finished.

Microsoft 365 Office
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La Sagrada Família is considered among the most beautiful buildings in the world, even though only about half of Antoni Gaudí's original plan is complete. Thanks to incredible strides in technology, like computer-controlled bandsaws that cut stone to any shape, and ingenious engineering solutions, like using prefabrication to make the towers earthquake-resistant, the world will soon marvel at the

Autonomous zones like CHAZ have a long history. We need more of them.

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If Fox News were our only source of reporting on Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, which sprung up last week as part of the ongoing nationwide protests against police brutality, we'd all be terrified out of our minds. The Murdoch-owned channel has gone out of its way to demonize CHAZ — Photoshopping images of one dude with an AR-15 all over its coverage, misusing photos of buildings that we

This little Bluetooth tracker can save your day

Amazon One Carolyn
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TL;DR: The Tile Pro (two pack) is on sale for £34.99 on Amazon, saving you 30% on list price. You can now save on Bluetooth trackers from Amazon, but before we get into that, we should probably talk about what these little devices do. Using your smartphone, you can make your Bluetooth tracker ring, helping you to find all the things you keep losing, like your keys, bags, toys, or controllers. If

Grab the Fitbit Versa 2 and Jabra Elite 65t for just £199 in this hot bundle deal

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Amazon is offering the Fitbit Versa 2 fitness tracker and Jabra Elite 65t true wireless earbuds for just £199 in a special bundle deal this week – a huge saving of a third off the regular retail price. The Fitbit Versa 2 by itself usually costs around £190 at the moment, while the Jabra Elite 65t will set you back £100, so this deal is a real bargain (and just in time for Father's Day ). Our revi

Why Christopher Nolan's Tenet is the movie that will kickstart theaters again

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Christopher Nolan's upcoming spy movie Tenet is one of the first major movies to release in theaters (or cinemas) around the world when it arrives on July 31. Last week, that date was pushed back from an initial target of July 17, which didn't change at the start of the pandemic even while a lot of movies did (Inception will be re-released instead). Now, we might have an idea why. According to a

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 speed leak hints it isn't a real iPad Pro competitor after all

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We typically view Samsung tablets as close iPad rivals, and were expecting the upcoming Galaxy Tab S7 to be a fierce competitor to the newest iPad Pro (2020) , but a leaked benchmark test for the Android slate suggests that may not be the case. As spotted by website NashvilleChatter , the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is now listed in the records of Geekbench, a benchmark test site, where it seems to hav

Samsung The Frame TV 2020 launched in India

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Samsung has announced its next generation of Samsung Frame TV , the Frame TV 2020 in India today. Along with it, the company has also announced 4K, Full HD, and HD TVs, taking the total TVs launched today to nine. Best 55-inch 4K TVs under Rs 50,000 in India The best smart TV apps for your Samsung TV New Samsung TV 2020: every QLED, LED, and designer TV this year The Frame 2020 The new Frame 2020

Sales of big screen TVs show impressive growth in India

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A clutch of brands are aggressively rolling out big-screen TVs in India. Relatively new players like OnePlus , RealMe , Nokia , Vu , TCL , among others, are plunging headlong into the market to take on the existing biggies like Sony, Samsung, LG, Thomson and Kodak. The renewed action in the Indian TV market is paying dividends to the companies, even though the lockdown norms have been eased only

Fighting the Coronavirus With Innovative Tech

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Some of these devices have been around for years but are now being mustered to help keep us safe.

Riding Out Quarantine With a Chatbot Friend: ‘I Feel Very Connected’

100+NYT > Technology / 1h
The digital companions may sound like science fiction. But when social isolation became the norm, they helped deal with the loneliness, some users say.

Lego Super Mario is a charming attempt at real-life ‘Mario Maker’

Lego Mario Nintendo
100+Engadget / 1h
Lego is no stranger to video game collaborations. The legendary brick maker has already developed sets based on Mojang's Minecra ft phenomenon and Blizzard’s popular Overwatch shooter , for instance. The company’s upcoming Mario range is a little different, though. The sets replicate not only the visual splendor of the Mushroom Kingdom, but what it’s like to play through levels with a controller

New Philips Hue bulbs can glow blindingly bright or seductively softly

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Philips Hue, the popular range of color changing smart lights , is set to receive several new and updated products. The new products promise to make smart lighting more accessible, and include the Philips Hue White A21 bulb, Philips Hue Centris, Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus, and Philips Hue Bloom. The Philips Hue White A21 bulb ($19.99 / £19.99) should improve your cooking and dining experience, t

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 fitness tracker might soon get three surprise new versions

Xiaomi Android Redmi Note
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The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 was only just announced in China, and we still have no word on when it will be coming to the rest of the world, or how much it will cost when it does - however it looks like the company is already working on three new variants of the fitness tracker. A user of online forum GeekDoing was apparently scouring code for the Mi Wear app, which you need to download on a smartphone t

HTC U20 5G is official, and it's the company's first 5G phone

HTC U20 20 Mid Range
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HTC launching a phone has become a rare occurrence despite the company once being a massive force in the world of Android, but it’s just launched not one but two new handsets, including its first 5G one. The HTC U20 5G is the 5G phone in question, and aside from speedy mobile data it’s a mid-range handset, but with a lot to like. There’s a 6.8-inch FHD+ LCD screen, a Snapdragon 765G chipset, 8GB

LEGO has revealed its Super Mario launch lineup

Lego Mario Nintendo
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On Tuesday, LEGO finally revealed the full LEGO Super Mario launch lineup, its first collaboration with equally family-friendly video game company Nintendo. Mashable got the chance to check out some prototype sets, and it feels like new-school tech sparking some old-school play. LEGO Super Mario includes a starter set, 10 expansion sets, four power-up packs, and a blind bag containing one of 10 c

This might be the best VPN for working from home

Android iPhone VPN
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TL;DR: A 15-month subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for $6.67 per month as of June 16, saving you 49% on list price. We've said it before and we'll say it again: you should consider investing in a VPN if you are now working from home. VPNs are important tools for working remotely because they provide an encrypted connection for securely accessing internal company networks. They are also used

Is learning guitar your summer jam? This online class sale is for you.

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TL;DR: Learn every chord with The Complete Guitar Master Class Bundle for $29.99, a 97% savings as of June 15. Unleash your inner Hendrix with the Complete Guitar Master Class Bundle , which is on sale for a limited time for 97% off. This seven-part training is composed of courses that will take you from a noob to a total pro. It kicks off with lectures on basic strumming patterns and playing beg

How to grow herbs and veggies indoors — even in a dark kitchen

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Gardening at home is not limited to people with large yards — or even to people with sunny windowsills. With the right tools, anyone who wants to grow their own microgreens or fresh herbs indoors can find a way to do it. Indoor gardening kits range from high tech (hello, AeroGarden) to very simple. Your needs will vary based on your budget, the plants you want to grow, and the space you have avai

Keep a sharp eye on your home with this wireless security camera sale

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TL;DR: Keep your home protected with the Kami 1080P Wire-Free Indoor/Outdoor Home Camera Kit for $74.99, a 37% savings as of June 15. If you're looking to keep a closer eye on your home, something the Kami 1080P Wire-Free Indoor/Outdoor Home Camera Kit can help — plus it's on sale. Offering a hassle-free way to protect your home from anywhere, this camera is engineered with a rechargeable Lithium

The Apple Watch Series 5 is actually on sale for a limited time

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: As of June 15, you can grab an Apple Watch Series 5 GPS for as low as $379.99, a $20 savings when compared to Apple. If you can't remember what day it is — and who could blame you — then here's a deal worth checking out. The Apple Watch Series 5 GPS is currently on sale and yours for the taking. Dubbed the "watch that never sleeps" thanks to its always-on retina display , this watch allows

Podcast Recommendation: An Intimate Discussion About My Journey to Save My Son

How-To Geek / 1h
Almost three years ago, I donated a kidney to my youngest son. But the journey to get there is a story on its own—from when we found out that his kidneys were failing, to the decision for me to be a living donor, and my training to get in the best shape of my life. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Lego's Super Mario Is Perfect If You Suck at the Video Games

Lego Mario Nintendo
Gizmodo / 1h
Approximately 40,000 years ago, back in March when time still had meaning, Lego and Nintendo made nerds weep with joy when the companies announced their first collaboration : a high-tech Super Mario that lets you build real-life video game levels for out of Lego bricks. A real-life Mario Maker , if you will. Since then,… Read more...

Nationwide Microsoft 365 deal could save the NHS millions

Microsoft 365 Office
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The NHS is set for a significant technology boost following the signing of a new partnership with Microsoft. Under the deal, all eligible NHS organisations across England will be able to access the full suite of Microsoft 365 digital tools, which ties together Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security. The partnership, signed between NHSX, NHS Digital and Microsoft, hopes to save

New Nokia 5310 XpressMusic feature phone goes official

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Nokia has finally refreshed the iconic Nokia 5310 handset in India. The all-new feature phone from the company which is a revamped version of the Xpress Music from 2007, will retail for Rs.3,399. The newer version of the Nokia 5310 which debuted in Europe back in March, dies to bring back the nostalgic memories of the classic Nokia feature phones from the 2000s. The device has indeed got the look

OnePlus Z rumor says it could have a more powerful camera than anyone expected

OnePlus 65W Charging
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OnePlus is heavily rumored to be returning to cheaper Android phones in the near future with its next release, and the latest leak suggests that whatever the phone is called, the company may include four rear cameras. The OnePlus Z (a name that's now heavily rumored to be the OnePlus Nord) has previously been leaked with three cameras on the back, but now a solid source has suggested that may be

Qualcomm's new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor may come with a larger scanning area

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The in-display fingerprint sensor has been one of the best additions to the smartphones of late. However, people have often reported issues in unlocking the device because of the limited area that can sense fingerprint to unlock the device. And while Vivo can be credited for democratizing the technology, Qualcomm is planning to take it further as it is reportedly testing a new sensor that not onl

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 arrives with a mean punch

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The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4-Door Coupe is the newest member of the AMG family. It’s the third model developed directly by Mercedes-AMG following the luscious SLS AMG and 2-door AMG GT. As it turns out, the newest Mercedes-AMG GT 43 is also a more affordable way to relish the AMG experience whilst remaining practical enough to accommodate four adults … Continue reading

Tesla Model S reaches 400-mile range milestone

Tesla Model EPA 402 Miles
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There's an electric car you can buy, right now, that has more than 400 miles of range — which is what you'd expect from an average gas car. On Monday, Tesla announced that the North American variant of its Tesla Model S Long Range Plus car has an official, EPA-rated range of 402 miles, making it the first widely available electric car with a range of more than 400 miles. According to Tesla, this

HTC's first 5G smartphone is the mid-range U20

HTC U20 20 Mid Range
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It’s been a surprisingly busy day for HTC. Following the Vive XR Suite announcement, the company stuck to its promise and unveiled its first 5G phone, the U20 , at its Taipei event. On top of that, HTC also pushed out its slightly more affordable Desire 20 Pro , thus completing the annual update cycle from last year’s U19e and Desire 19+ . HTC Compared to other flagship smartphones, the U20 5G ma

Nintendo's free Switch game 'Jump Rope Challenge' is good for keeping active but terrible for your neighbours

Nintendo Switch JRC
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The coronavirus pandemic has kept most of us holed up for months, barring the occasional grocery run or police brutality protest . So, to help keep our muscles from atrophying and our minds spiralling into sucking tar pits of despair, Nintendo has now surprised Switch owners with a free jump rope game. Called simply Jump Rope Challenge , the cute exercise game challenges you to at least 100 real

Swappie bags $40.6M to sell more secondhand iPhones across Europe

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Finland-based Swappie has closed a €35.8 million ($40.6M) Series B to expand into new markets in Europe. The ecommerce business refurbishes and resells used iPhones, taking care of the entire process from testing and repairing used handsets, to selling the refurbished devices via its own marketplace, with a 12-month warranty. Local VC and private equity firm TESI is a new investor in the Series B

Molotov will provide infrastructure service to other OTT platforms

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French startup Molotov is better known for its TV streaming service in France. The company has attracted millions of users that use it to watch live TV, record movies and TV shows in the cloud, play past TV content and access on-demand channels. The company is launching Molotov Solutions , a B2B division that will build and operate the TV platform of other companies. Molotov is a sort of YouTube

Apple promotes the App Store while iPhone sales are levelling off - here's why

Apple the App Store
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A month ago, we heard about dipping iPhone sales. Not Apple has released a study that highlights the value of the App Store as a potent window for retail of physical goods, ride-hailing and advertising. During 2019 the store spurred business worth $458 billion (roughly Rs.34.8 lakh crore) in sales from which the tech giant made no commission. The study , shared by Apple from its Newsroom, claims

Philips Hue’s latest smart bulb is blindingly bright

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Today, Philips Hue is revealing its brightest smart bulb yet. The new Philips Hue White A21 bulb boasts an output of 1600 lumen, which is the equivalent of a traditional 100W bulb. The brand says it’s enough to light a kitchen or garage, and if it’s ever a little too-bright, you can dim the bulb wirelessly via the app. Each bulb will cost $19.99. Philips Hue is also rolling out a Bluetooth-enable

Philips Hue reboots two classic lamps – and its brightest Hue bulb ever

SlashGear / 3h
Philips Hue has announced two new Bluetooth-enabled lights and a new smart bulb, which the company says is its brightest so far. The Philips Hue White A21 now packs a whopping 1,600 lumens of brightness, equivalent so the company says to a traditional 100W incandescent bulb. That’s too much for mood lighting, arguably, but would do just fine in a … Continue reading

Nintendo's Jump Rope Challenge is a free fitness game for Switch – and it’s available now

Nintendo Switch JRC
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Nintendo has just launched a brand new fitness game for Nintendo Switch called Jump Rope Challenge, which is now available to download from the eShop. Created by a small group of Nintendo developers working from home, the free to download title encourages you to take small exercise breaks to find out “who’s the best skipper in your family”. The game is typically simple and intuitive to play. You

New York AG asks Google and Apple to vet third-party COVID-19 contact tracing apps

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Both Apple and Google are having a hard time regulating all the third-party COVID-19 contact tracing apps that popped up on their app stores recently, as people begin to venture out of their homes. As The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month, some of those applications aren’t transparent in what they’re doing with your data. Now, New York Attorney General Letitia James is urging the te

HTC U20 5G, Desire 20 Pro reveal the company’s 2020 play

HTC U20 20 Mid Range
SlashGear / 3h
It has finally happened. HTC has finally released new phones, including a new flagship under its “U” line. And yes, it also had a Desire 20 Pro to show but that was pretty much expected. At long last, HTC is showing it’s not yet down for the count but, unfortunately, it might not be enough to keep the wolves at … Continue reading

Motorola One Fusion Plus with Snapdragon 730G launched in India

Motorola One India
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Motorola One series is one of the fastest-growing series from the Lenovo-owned brand, Motorola. Today, the company has added yet another device to the same with Motorola One Fusion Plus, which comes with impressive on-paper specs and aggressive pricing. The device was recently spotted on the YouTube device report and unveiled a week ago in Europe. However, the India variant gets an upgrade. Inste

Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G could be announced on June 17

Xiaomi Android 10 8
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It was back in December 2019 that Qualcomm announced its most affordable 5G chipset dubbed as the Snapdragon 765G. And now, it seems Qualcomm is poised to announce a successor as the chipset maker has scheduled another Snapdragon launch event for June 17, which is tomorrow. Reports suggest that the new chip will be named as the Snapdragon 775G, although it could be something else as well. It is a

Who’s a Bot? Who’s Not?

100+NYT > Technology / 3h
It sometimes seems that automated bots are taking over social media and driving human discourse. But some (real) researchers aren’t so sure.

Samsung, Huawei may hammer out strategic deal --- here's the lowdown on it

US Commerce Huawei
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On a day it when the news emerged that Huawei has become the world's largest smartphone maker, overtaking Samsung during April, it has also come to light that the Chinese company, now under-pressure from the US sanctions, is negotiating with the South Korean tech giant for a deal. As per multiple media reports, Samsung and Huawei are sitting across the table and talking to hammer out a deal where

ROG Phone 3 renders appears for the first time

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Asus seems to be closing in on the launch of the ROG Phone 3 . The smartphone has been listed on China's certification database, TENAA , and if the specifications are anything to go by, it looks more of a specs upgrade than design the new ROG Phone 3. The design is similar to the ROG Phone II . There is a ROG logo that probably will light up like last year’s model, and a horizontal camera cut-out

SoftBank confirms it may sell some of its T-Mobile stake

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SoftBank Group confirmed today it is considering selling its T-Mobile U.S. shares. Bloomberg reported last month that SoftBank was nearing an agreement to sell about $20 billion of its T-Mobile U.S. shares to investors including Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile’s controlling shareholder, in an effort to offset major losses from its investment business, including the Vision Fund. In today’s notice, Soft

Cameo now lets you pay to Zoom with celebrities, including Tony Hawk, Lance Bass, and Sean Astin

Cameo Zoom Lance Bass
82Mashable / 4h
Cameo introduced a new feature on Sunday — Zoom calls. The celebrity shoutout service will now let you book a 10-minute live video interview with various big names, so you can directly ask Sinbad about the Shazaam movie you're positive exists . It's like a pop culture convention's meet and greet, only without the germs. So far, Cameo lists dozens of personalities as available for a live chat, inc

Coronavirus: Alarm over 'invasive' Kuwait and Bahrain contact-tracing apps

500+BBC News - Technology / 5h
Kuwait and Bahrain's apps put users' privacy and security at risk, Amnesty International says.

China’s BYD nabs $113M to produce IGBTs, the ‘CPU of electric cars’

100+TechCrunch / 5h
BYD Co., the Chinese auto giant backed by Warren Buffett, is rushing to make China self-sufficient in the production of electric vehicles. On Monday, the firm said in a filing it has secured 800 million yuan ($113 million) in a Series A+ round for its chipmaking arm, BYD Semiconductor. At stake is the race to make so-called insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT), an integral silicon component

No-code industrial robotics programming startup Wandelbots raises $30 million

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Dresden, Germany-based Wandelbots – a startup dedicated to making it easier for non-programmers to ‘teach’ industrial robots how to do specific tasks – has raised a $30 million Series B funding round led by 83North, an with participation from Next47 and Microsoft’s M12 venture funding arm. Wandelbots will use the funding to help it speed the market debut of its TracePen, a hand-held, code-free de

Nintendo's 'Jump Rope Challenge' is a free workout game for your Switch

Nintendo Switch JRC
100+Engadget / 5h
With pandemic-related lockdowns and the release of Animal Crossing , simply getting a Switch has been hard enough. Even if you obtain one, if you’d also like to play Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure for a quick at-home workout then good luck — it’s been just as tough to obtain, selling out in seconds whenever it appears online. So if you, like me, are on the outside looking in but you already have a

Grab to lay off 360 people, or about 5% of its employees

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Grab is laying off about 360 people, or slightly under 5% of its employees. Co-founder and CEO Anthony Tan made the announcement in a letter to Grab employees today. A Grab spokesperson told TechCrunch that the company will not be shutting down offices, and that this is the last organization-wide layoff the company will perform this year. “We do not face capitalization issues. We conducted the la

Build your brand's digital footprint with this online class bundle

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TL;DR: The Complete SEO and Digital Mega Marketing bundle is on sale for £39.08, saving you 97% on list price. Most people use Google to search for answers on all of life's questions — from the mundane choice of "where to get chips" to the complex query of "how to buy a house." We even Google ourselves from time to time. So why should you care about Google? SEE ALSO: This graphic design hack save

Mi NoteBook 14 goes on sale in India tomorrow

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Xiaomi’s Mi NoteBook 14 and Mi NoteBook 14 Horizon Edition will go on sale tomorrow, June 17, in India for the first time. Both the models were unveiled recently in India which also marked their global debut. The two laptops come in five configurations and they start at Rs 41,999 and goes up to Rs 59,999. Comparted to the competition, in Inida, they are priced pretty aggressively. The laptops wil

Facebook launches WhatsApp digital payment service

Facebook WhatsApp Brazil
300+BBC News - Technology / 6h
WhatsApp Pay's introduction in Brazil comes ahead of expected launches in India, Indonesia and Mexico.

The next Poco phone to launch in less than a month in India

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Poco has been in the news even since the brand was brought back to life after over a year of dormancy. It's only second phone the Poco X2 , a rebadged Redmi K30 , was launched after almost a year and a half after the Poco F1 debuted in August 2018. However, sweeping aside the period of lull, the company plans to launch a pair of truly wireless earbuds and has teased about the launch of another sm

Master photography with this set of online classes

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TL;DR: This professional photography online course bundle is on sale for £23.14, saving you 96% on list price. Honesty hour: do you consider yourself a photographer because you can effortlessly take crystal clear shots with your state-of-the-art smartphone and collection of editing apps ? We get it and don't worry, your secret is safe with us. If you want to take photos for a living, though, you

Tessa Thompson Will Use Dream Tech to Become the Ultimate Fencer in Balestra

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Continue to give Tessa Thompson a sword, Hollywood. It’s the only way . Read more...

A new Silicon Valley venture report shocks — because of how little the pandemic has impacted dealmaking

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The law firm Fenwick & West has published some new data to highlight how Covid-19 has impacted the world of venture capital in Silicon Valley. The biggest surprise? It’s how little impact the global pandemic seems to have had on dealmaking this spring. Consider first that valuations in April were actually higher than in March, and that despite massive layoffs in the tech sector, so-called up-roun

US regulators will share automated vehicle test data with the public

NHTSA US Uber Waymo
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a new initiative that will give you access to more information on automotive vehicle tests conducted by various companies. It’s a voluntary effort called Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (c) Initiative, which aims to increase transparency in the industry. The program will also enable Federal, Sta

HTC VIVE XR Suite promises to get you ready for the Next Normal

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The past five months have seen a lot of sudden changes to how we interact with each other both socially and professionally. There has been an increase in the use of the Internet and computing devices, including smartphones, for work and to keep in touch with friends and families. HTC, however, notes that all these sudden innovations still make humans … Continue reading

Stephen King Yearned to Write an 'Existential' Horror Novel About Friday the 13th's Jason

100+Gizmodo / 7h
Watching a hockey mask-wearing killer murder dozens of campers in the Friday the 13th franchise may not scream: “We need his point of view!” But it turns out horror icon Stephen King’s “best novel idea” he never penned was the story of, you guessed it, the indescribably immortal Jason Voorhees . Read more...

Android 11 to make setting up phones and sharing stuff easier

21SlashGear / 7h
After a brief delay to give way for more important voices to be heard, Google finally revealed Android 11 Beta to the mobile world. This is pretty much the signal for manufacturers and developers to get their act together now that the platform has more or less settled on what new features it will have. Of course, Google hasn’t yet … Continue reading

HTC's Vive XR Suite lets people work together even if they're not all in VR

78Engadget / 8h
It’s been a while since HTC teased its next-gen VR gear , so we were half-expecting some new headsets at today’s virtual conference. Instead, the company appears to be shifting focus to something arguably more vital to its business: services. Today’s announcement is all about Vive XR Suite, which is an upcoming subscription package consisting of five VR applications that cater to various work and

Epic deal: save AU$250 on a Dyson V8 Animal cordless vac

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The thought of lugging around a bulky vacuum cleaner puts most of us off the chore of sucking up the layer of filth on our floors, but that doesn’t change the fact that it needs to be done. So what do we do when faced with a somewhat arduous task? We work smarter, and the Dyson V8 Animal is here to make light work out of an errand that was once thought of as strenuous. Whipping out your Dyson V8

LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor revives the DIY robotics brand

SlashGear / 8h
For some kids, there’s not thing cooler than seeing robots and machines moving on their own. Actually, some might find it even cooler to be the ones to build those robots and tell them what do. LEGO’s MINDSTORMS theme was born out of that idea, helping fuel the STEM eductional thrust. After almost a decade in hiatus, LEGO is back … Continue reading

Google's Home speaker could get a Nest-branded replacement

Google Nest Smart Speaker
100+Engadget / 8h
A few weeks ago, the Google Store listed the Google Home smart speaker as “no longer available.” Now, we might know why. According to 9to5Google , the company is planning on a new Nest-branded smart speaker that is more in line with the minimalist look and fabric stylings of the Nest Mini and the Nest Hub . The device is apparently codenamed “Prince” and is said to be somewhat of a rival to the S

Tesla Model S Long Range Plus reaches 402-mile milestone

Tesla Model EPA 402 Miles
20SlashGear / 8h
Elon Musk has proven time and again that he is not one to be trifled with. He is definitely not one to take things sitting down when it involves the reputation of one of his most prized products. So when he said earlier this year that the EPA made an error when it tested its Model S Long Range Plus, … Continue reading

Google Home successor in the works according to new rumor

Google Nest Smart Speaker
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Google might be ready to unveil a new Nest smart speaker that sits somewhere between the Google Home and Google Home Max , according to a new rumor. The speaker, which was disclosed by a source to 9to5Google , goes by the codename Prince - yes, like the musician - and is poised to rival the Sonos One . What separates Prince from its predecessors is that it apparently has larger drivers than the G

The 'Black Lives Matter Foundation' isn't the real BLM, but it's raised millions in donations

1KMashable / 9h
The Black Lives Matter Foundation raised millions of dollars in donations. But it is not associated with the Black Lives Matter movement that sparked worldwide protests against police brutality. BuzzFeed reports the "charitable organization" raised at least $4.35 million in early June, according to estimates. The Black Lives Matter Foundation is based in Santa Clarita, California and has one paid

Huawei allowed to work with US companies on 5G and other standards

US Commerce Huawei
60SlashGear / 9h
While Huawei’s smartphones are often publicized as the most immediate casualties of its tussle with the US government, they aren’t the only business affected by it. Not only is Huawei involved in the equipment and technologies used to run many of the world’s networks, it also has a voice in existing and upcoming industry standards when it comes to networks, … Continue reading

Galaxy Tab S7+ renders show Samsung’s 12-inch iPad Pro

Samsung Galaxy A71
SlashGear / 9h
While Apple was content to sell its iPads as larger iPhones for the longest time, Samsung was in a position to drive the tablet market space at a very early stage. It may have been too far ahead of its time, though, and Samsung scaled back most of its efforts, only for the iPad Pro to revolutionize that tablet space. … Continue reading

Zoom says it will block certain users from meetings

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The video communications platform Zoom is currently working on technology that will allow it to block certain users from meetings. The move comes after the US-based firm faced criticism for shutting down the accounts of three prominent human rights activists who were trying to commemorate the anniversary of Tienanmen Square. As reported by Forbes , Zoom shut down the meetings and suspended or ter

Stockwell, the AI-vending machine startup formerly known as Bodega, is shutting down July 1

200+TechCrunch / 10h
Stockwell AI entered the world with a bang but it is leaving with a whimper. Founded in 2017 by ex-Googlers, the AI vending machine startup formerly known as Bodega first raised blood pressures — people hated how it referenced and poorly ‘disrupted’ mom-and-pop shops in one fell swoop — and then raised a lot of money . But ultimately, it was no match for COVID-19 and the hit it has had on how we

Yes, Apple Will Eventually Make a Foldable Phone, But Dear God, No, It Will Not Be This One

Apple iPhone Mac WWDC
Gizmodo / 10h
Apple has long been rumored to be working on a flexible smartphone that would rival some of the experimental devices we’ve seen from Samsung and Motorola —though presumably more refined, one would hope. But today in Apple rumors that make you go “...what the fuck?” the foldable iPhone might have two displays separated… Read more...

KFC teases 4K gaming console concept with built-in chicken warmer

KFC PlayStation 5 Console
54SlashGear / 10h
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), the fast-food restaurant best known for its fried chicken products, is no stranger to embracing modern trends and introducing gimmicky products as part of its marketing strategy. We’ve seen the KFC drone box, the Bitcoin Box, and even a dinner box that included a built-in phone charger. Now the company is back teasing its ‘KFConsole.’ The … Continue reading

Should you keep your airline credit card? Here’s what to consider as airport lounges reopen

The Points Guy / 10h
With demand for travel greatly reduced around the world, the ability to access airport lounges has been restricted for months. The good news is that more U.S. lounges are reopening , but the bad news is you can expect major changes on your next visit — and not ones for the better. Unfortunately, many lounges still won’t be open for quite some time. Some of the major credit card issuers — includin

Apple's AirPods Pro are at their lowest ever price on Amazon

Apple Free AirPods Mac
100+Engadget / 10h
You might want to act quickly if you’ve been waiting for a sale on Apple’s AirPods Pro . Amazon is selling the noise-cancelling true wireless earbuds for $220 — that’s $30 off the usual sticker, and the lowest price we’ve seen on Amazon to date. That’s still more expensive than the standard AirPods with wireless charging case (they’re on sale for $170 as we write this), but the choice just got a

What's the Best Carry-On Luggage for Summer Travel?

Gizmodo / 10h
Oooof, let me tell you something, Co-opulace: I . 👏🏾 Need . 👏🏾 A . 👏🏾 Vacation! 👏🏾 Read more...

Clear Your Brain Fog and Give These Independent Coffee Brands a Shot

24Lifehacker / 10h
Coffee can make the world go round for some people. For those of us who run on caffeinated refreshments, it’s hard to imagine summer without cold brew, fall without pumpkin spice, dessert without espresso, and of course morning without hot java. Coffee’s not all just Maxwell House and Folgers; in fact, there are a ton… Read more...

A chilling first: Physicists create exotic “fifth form of matter” on board the ISS

Earth ISS New Horizons
500+Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / This sequence of false-color images shows the formation of a Bose-Einstein condensate in the Cold Atom Laboratory prototype at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as the temperature gets progressively closer to absolute zero, the temperature at which atoms have almost no motion. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech ) Physicists at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have created a rare quantum

Something Weird Is Going On With T-Mobile Today

T-Mobile AT&T Verizon
100+Gizmodo / 10h
T-Mobile customers across the U.S. are reporting that they cannot send or receive phone calls, and sometimes text messages. According to TechCrunch , the outage starting around 9-10 a.m. PT (12-1 p.m. ET) this morning, and at the time of this writing, is still the No. 1 trending topic in the U.S. on Twitter. Read more...

Sometimes basic just works: A review of the Capital One Platinum credit card

The Points Guy / 10h
Editor’s Note: The information for the Capital One Platinum Credit Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer. This page also includes information about the Discover it Secured that is not currently available on The Points Guy and may be out of date. Capital One® Platinum Credit Card overview If you’

Introverts are more likely to eat plant-based diets, study finds

42SlashGear / 11h
A new study exploring the personalities and body mass of vegetarians and vegans found that they differ in notable ways, on average, when compared to that of meat-eaters. In addition to often having lower BMIs compared to their meat-eating counterparts, the study found that vegetarians are also more likely to have different personality traits, especially when it comes to the … Continue reading

Roku discounts its streaming devices ahead of Father's Day

87Engadget / 11h
Roku is hoping that you’ll buy a media streaming device for Father’s Day, and it’s running a sale on its players to match. Retailers like Amazon and Best Buy are selling Roku’s lineup significantly below their official prices, and it might be tempting if the fatherly figure in your life could stand a living room upgrade. Roku Ultra The steepest discount is for Roku’s flagship media hub, the Ultra

Beijing reinstated lockdown as US officials warn the same could happen here

Beijing China Coronavirus
200+Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 15: A Chinese epidemic control worker performs a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 on a man who had contact with the the Xinfadi Wholesale Market. Authorities are trying to contain the outbreak linked to the Xinfadi wholesale food market, Beijing's biggest supplier of produce and meat. Several neighborhoods have been locked down, and at least two other food markets we

Rocket Lab’s next mission could launch just weeks after the last one

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Rocket Lab is creeping closer to its goal of weekly launches with its 13th commercial mission, nicknamed “Pics Or It Didn’t Happen,” which, if all goes well, will take off only three weeks after the last one. “Don’t Stop Me Now” got to orbit successfully over the weekend, on June 13, and the next one is scheduled for July 3 — weather and other factors permitting. “Rocket Lab has eliminated the sm

New American Airlines Seat, Falling Apart

View from the Wing / 11h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

The AI powered app for buying clothes online

100+BBC News - Technology / 11h
Buying clothes online has always been problematic because you can't see them for real or try them on.

Instagram 'will overtake Twitter as a news source'

2KBBC News - Technology / 11h
A report finds Instagram doubled its news audience last year - and could overtake Twitter by 2021.

Amazon v EU: Has the online giant met its match?

400+BBC News - Technology / 11h
The EU looks set to charge Amazon for anti-competitive behaviour.

Former eBay Execs Allegedly Made Life Hell for Critics

1KWired / 11h
Surveillance. Harassment. A live cockroach delivery. US attorneys have charged six former eBay workers in association with an outrageous cyberstalking campaign.

Internet Archive's massive free e-book library shuttered amid copyright lawsuit

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In effort to make it easier for educators and students to access books during the pandemic, the Internet Archive launched its National Emergency Library back in March of this year with 1.3m books available for checkout, free of charge. In a blog post , the Internet Archive provided more details on how its National Emergency Library system works, saying: “Users will be able to borrow books from th

United Airlines: Wear your mask or risk being banned from flying

1KThe Points Guy / 11h
United Airlines is stepping up its mask policy enforcement, saying Monday that all passengers will be required to wear masks per its existing policy. That reiterates the rules the carrier already has on the books, but now those who refuse will face real consequences. Beginning June 18, any passenger who does not wear a mask while traveling on United will be placed on the airline’s restriction lis

US lets companies work with Huawei on 5G standards

US Commerce Huawei
200+Engadget / 12h
The US is bending its hardline stance on Huawei ... if only very slightly. The Commerce Department has instituted a rule allowing American companies to participate in developing standards where Huawei is involved, such as 5G wireless, AI and self-driving cars. Not surprisingly, the move has its roots in pride and pragmatism. The US doesn’t want to “cede leadership in global innovation” by sitting

Google Nest smart speaker ‘prince’ tipped to take on Sonos One

Google Nest Smart Speaker
SlashGear / 12h
Google is gearing up to release a new Nest smart speaker that is allegedly codenamed ‘prince,’ a new leak claims. The model is said to feature a familiar Google smart speaker design, but with upgraded audio compared to the previous Google Home model, enabling it to take on the Sonos One smart speaker. The speaker model hasn’t been officially announced … Continue reading

43,000 Pounds of Raw Ground Beef Recalled Over Potential E. Coli Contamination

400+Gizmodo / 12h
Roughly 42,922 pounds of ground beef products that were shipped to stores across the United States are being recalled over concerns that the meat may have been contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Read more...

Ex-eBay Workers Sent Critics Live Roaches and a Mask of a Bloody Pig Face, U.S. Says

Six eBay Employees Charged
500+NYT > Technology / 12h
Six former employees of the site sent threatening messages and deliveries to a couple after the e-commerce newsletter they published wrote about a lawsuit involving eBay.

Bare It All With These Bellesa Boutique Deals on Sex Toys

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Live roaches and a bloody pig mask: 6 eBay employees accused of threatening a couple over a newsletter

Six eBay Employees Charged
100+Mashable / 12h
Live cockroaches, spiders, and fly larvae. A bloody “pig face mask.” A funeral wreath. These are just some of the items sent by a group of eBay employees to harass a couple who ran an ecommerce newsletter that was critical of the company. On Monday, six former eBay employees, some who were in executive-level positions at the company, were hit with federal charges after inflicting a campaign of cy

Apple claims 'half a trillion dollars' App Store economy

Apple WWDC 2020 iPhone
300+BBC News - Technology / 12h
Firm says it only took a cut from a fraction of the trade, but still faces anti-competition scrutiny.

US Commerce Dept. amends Huawei ban to allow for development of 5G standards

US Commerce Huawei
300+TechCrunch / 12h
The United States Department of Commerce today issued a change to its sweeping Huawei ban. Proponents of the move note that the change in policy ought not be regarded as a softening on the government’s stance toward the embattled hardware maker, but instead is an attempt to develop more streamlined standards for 5G, along with the company, which has been one of the primary forces in its developme