Sunday, June 21, 2020

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A Super Sensitive Dark Matter Search Yields Strange Results

12KWired / 12h
Researchers say there are three possible explanations for the anomalous data: One is mundane. Two would revolutionize physics.

Delta Air Lines Will Fly To Cape Town As Of October 2020

1KOne Mile at a Time / 1h
Several weeks ago we learned that Delta Air Lines would be adding Cape Town to its route map. We now know the schedule for this flight as it was recently added to the schedule, so I wanted to recap why Delta is adding Cape Town service (this seems like an odd time to do so, on the surface), and also share the full details of this flight. The problem created by Delta’s 777 retirement Delta will be

'Crash Bandicoot 4' will be revealed tomorrow at 11AM ET

400+Engadget / 1h
The Crash Bandicoot series is finally getting a modern sequel — not a remaster or a kart racer . Toys for Bob and Activision have announced that they’re revealing Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time on June 22nd at 11AM Eastern, including a stream at Summer Game Fest . The teaser video doesn’t say much, but don’t worry — some of the details are already public knowledge. Leaked screenshots have sug

The Apple Watch 5 is just AU$399 in this epic eBay deal

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 17min
For the first 500 units sold, eBay is offering its Plus members an exclusive deal on the Apple Watch 5 , discounting the popular smartwatch by an incredible 38%! Whilst Apple’s latest smartwatch isn’t all that different from the previous model in terms of design, its main change is that it comes with an always-on display for the first time. This means you don’t have to stimulate the watch to show

Philips Hue Bridge v1 will stop working with Google Assistant tomorrow

SlashGear / 20min
The appeal of smart homes and smart appliances isn’t just the fact that they connect to the Internet. It’s the fact that they connect to Internet-based services and features, like remote control from phones or voice commands makes them the ultimate modern convenience. Unfortunately for owners of Philips’ first-generation Hue Bridge, that convenience is finally coming to a close with … Continue re

Epic removed police cars from 'Fortnite'

98Engadget / 29min
Epic Games is apparently trying to navigate some difficult cultural waters. Gamers report that Epic has removed all police cars from Fortnite as of the shooter’s latest update , and the Wall Street Journal understands that it was in response to Black Lives Matter protests over police violence. The developer wasn’t trying to make a “political statement,” according to a WSJ source — rather, it was

Rasputin features in all his mad mystic glory in The King’s Man final trailer

20Ars Technica / 1h
Ralph Fiennes stars in The King's Man , a prequel to the successful Kingsman franchise. Any trailer that features Rhys Ifans chewing up the scenery as the mad mystic Rasputin is going to be a winner, and that's just what we get in the final trailer for The King's Man , Director Matthew Vaughn's prequel film to his successful Kingsman franchise . It was originally meant to be released on November

McDonalds Coffee Spill Lawsuit Revisited: United Airlines Spilled Scalding Drink On Child

View from the Wing / 1h
You may be familiar with — and even outraged by — the famous lawsuit against McDonald’s by Stella Liebeck who was burned by hot coffee. The jury’s $2.7 million award has long been a poster child for tort reform (the judge actually reduced her award to $480,000). That lawsuit brought change though - albeit not to United Airlines. Continue reading ...

The 10 best shows on Hulu to delight and entertain you

32Mashable / 1h
Hulu has come a long way since its initial launch in 2007 and is now one of the premier streaming services. Its current lineup of movies is impressive, including the 2020 Academy Award Best Picture winner Parasite , but let's not forget that the service also has Emmy and Golden Globe–winning original television shows and a massive library of content from networks. Now that the service's interface

Nextdoor scraps Forward To Police feature, doing the bare minimum

Nextdoor Forward Police
56Mashable / 2h
Amid renewed criticisms that the app facilitates racial profiling and other harmful policing issues, Nextdoor has done the bare minimum. The neighborhood-oriented social media app announced late on Thursday , June 18, that it would be pulling its controversial Forward to Police feature. While the announcement claims this is part of the company's new anti-racism efforts, it also makes clear that "

Delta’s much-anticipated tag flight to Cape Town now bookable

The Points Guy / 2h
It’s been exactly one month since Delta shared plans to return to South Africa in October with new joint service to Cape Town and Johannesburg and flights are now available for booking. As of today, Delta’s flights from Atlanta (ATL) to Cape Town (CPT) are officially on sale, with the first flight scheduled to depart Oct. 24, 2020. The service will extend the Atlanta-based carrier’s existing dail

Jaws Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb Reflects on the Suddenly Relevant Legacy of the Mayor From Jaws

500+Gizmodo / 2h
I feel like I’ve thought more about the mayor from Jaws more in the past three months than I have in the entire rest of my life, multiplied several times over. Out of all the major pop culture figures people have referenced as they’ve struggled to deal with the ongoing global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus,… Read more...

How To Use The British Airways Award Search Tool

30One Mile at a Time / 2h
British Airways’ award search page used to be the place to go when searching for award space on oneworld airlines. Now that American lets you book most partner awards online, the BA search tool isn’t as vital as it once was. Despite this, the tool can still come in handy. If you’re transferring points to a frequent flyer program to book an award ticket, it’s always smart to reconfirm the availabi

Amazon will stop supporting its Dash Wand shopping device on July 21st

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68Engadget / 3h
Amazon is dropping support for yet another Alexa device in a matter of weeks. AFTVnews has learned that Amazon will no longer support the Dash Wand shopping helper as of July 21st, 2020. It didn’t explain why (we’ve asked Amazon for comment), but it did encourage owners to participate in a device recycling program. There’s no mention of offering an alternative device as compensation, although the

Samsung Blu-Ray Players Are Getting Stuck in Endless Startup Loops and We Don't Know Why

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200+Gizmodo / 3h
If your Samsung Blu-ray player randomly started going on the fritz, you’re not alone. This week, thousands of users reported experiencing bugs that rendered their devices useless, and what’s causing the issue remains unknown. Read more...

Americans Can Visit Dubai Again Starting July 7

25View from the Wing / 3h
This is hardly peak tourist season for Dubai, with daily temperatures averaging about 100 degrees. Still, staying somewhere like Al Maha Desert Resort seems fantastic for social distancing. You get your own standalone villa with your own private pool. When I was there you could choose to take all of your meals in-villa too as part of the resort's all-inclusive approach. And redemptions are availa

Pre-order The Art of the Last of Us Part II, Releasing Tuesday, At 30% Off

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Tesla's Cybertruck makes its debut as a museum exhibit

96Mashable / 3h
The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles reopened its doors on June 19 and visitors were treated to an up-close taste of our electric car future. Tesla's Cybertruck is on display at the museum for a full week, until June 27. And while you'll probably be tackled and arrested if you try to hit it with a sledgehammer , it's set up in a public space that allows for closer looks than most people

The most expensive plane ticket I’ve ever purchased was a $14k rescue mission for my dog Watson

The Points Guy / 4h
One of the best things about travel rewards is that when you’re not paying for flights and hotels, it frees up more cash to spend on the things that really matter to you in life. At the age of 23, I straddle the divide between the Millennial generation and Gen Z, which tells you right away that nothing is more important to me than my dog. In fact, my two-year-old corgi Watson (named after Watson’

Dubai Will Reopen To Visitors In July (With Testing)

52One Mile at a Time / 4h
The United Arab Emirates is one of the world’s largest aviation hubs, given that Emirates is based in Dubai and Etihad is based in Abu Dhabi. Since late March the country has more or less closed borders , with locals largely not being allowed to enter or leave the country, and foreigners not being able to visit the country. This is a stricter border closure than we’ve seen in many other countries

Chrome will soon be less of a memory hog in Windows 10

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500+Engadget / 4h
Google has spent years trying to reduce Chrome’s notorious appetite for memory , and it’ll soon offer a substantial improvement for Windows 10 users. WindowsLatest has learned (via MSPowerUser ) that a Google engineer recently revealed that a future Chrome release will use a technique from Microsoft Edge to lower RAM usage and theoretically boost performance. Chrome will switch to “Segment Heap”

Watch David Tennant and Jodie Whittaker Judge a Doctor Who Cosplay Contest

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300+Gizmodo / 4h
Only one catch: the cosplays were made in a day, with only household items. I guess that’s two catches. Read more...

Deal alert: Widespread business class flights to Europe for 50% off this winter

The Points Guy / 5h
Editor’s note: As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. If you’re starting to think about your post-quarantine travels and want to fly in style then we have

American Airlines is exploring new ways to compensate passengers

29The Points Guy / 5h
There are so many moving parts in the aviation industry that even on the best airlines things are bound to go wrong from time to time, from bags going missing to seats being broken or even a flight attendant accidentally spilling a drink on you during meal service. It’s important to have a positive attitude and not let minor slip-ups ruin your trip, so long as the airline takes reasonable steps t

Apple's first ARM Macs may include a 13-inch MacBook Pro and 24-inch iMac

Apple ARM MacBook iMac
200+Engadget / 5h
Many expect Apple to announce a transition to ARM-based processors in Macs at WWDC 2020 , but now it might be clearer just what systems will usher in that new era. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a generally good track record of supply chain-based predictions, claims in an investor note that the first ARM-based Macs will be a new version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro and a 24-inch version of a previou

How Has Coronavirus Changed Hotel Breakfast?

100+One Mile at a Time / 5h
READ MORE FROM THIS TRIP • I’m Traveling For The First Time In 99 Days, And I’m Kind Of Anxious • I Just Took A Flight, And Airplane Face Mask Enforcement Is A Mess • American Airlines First Class Service In The Coronavirus Era • Hotels Aren’t Living Up To Their Coronavirus Promises • Coronavirus Culture Shock While Traveling • It goes without saying that hotel protocols have changed as a result

Here's your very first look at the Snyder Cut of 'Justice League' coming to HBO Max

74Mashable / 5h
The Zack Snyder cut of Justice League might've not been real when it first became a popular hashtag, but it appears to be now. HBO Max just dropped the first trailer for the elusive "Snyder Cut," though it doesn't tell us too much in 30 seconds. It's a teaser in the truest sense of the word, but it's also 30 seconds more than anyone has seen of Snyder's vision for the movie. HBO confirmed that th

Delta to retire its Boeing 777s even earlier than expected

100+The Points Guy / 5h
Demand for air travel may be picking up faster than anticipated , but this rebound isn’t enough for airlines to backtrack on aircraft retirements announced amid the pandemic. So much so that Delta Air Lines is accelerating the retirement of some of its planes. The Atlanta-based carrier announced in mid-May that it would retire its relatively young fleet of 18 777-200s by year-end, citing concerns

Two Gamers Played ‘The Last of Us Part II.’ They Were Blown Away.

500+NYT > Technology / 5h
When the original video game was transcendental, can a sequel top it? Two Times reporters debate the answer.

Know your rights: DOT fines Spirit for under-compensating passengers who were denied boarding

The Points Guy / 6h
Airlines have two options for how to accommodate passengers when they oversell flights. The first and more desirable outcome is to find volunteers who are willing to take a later flight in exchange for compensation, usually in the form of travel vouchers, cash or miles. If the airline can’t find a volunteer they’ll be forced to “bump” someone, which in industry parlance is known as an “IDB” or “i

Cabin Crew Dox Passenger After He Complains About Onboard Service, Get Flight Attendant Fired

29View from the Wing / 6h
An Italian customer wrote to Emirates customer service to complain about a flight attendant who was texting using her phone while sitting in the jump seat. He said he's a Skywards Platinum member, and he was going to complain broadly in social media unless he received compensation. Emirates fired the flight attendant . Cabin crew, though, doxed the guy and also have been gossiping about him claim

Whisky, walking and wonderful views: The ultimate Scottish road trip

27The Points Guy / 6h
Editor’s note: As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. Scotland is one of those countries that can have different climates within a short drive from one to

China Roundup: Huawei targets cars, ByteDance enters Tencent’s backyard

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100+TechCrunch / 6h
Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup , a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, we have several heavy-hitting rumors swirling around, from Huawei’s chips for cars to Tencent’s potential buyout of its video rival iQiyi. China tech at home Huawei’s foray into autos Huawei might be bringing the tech

Confronting racial bias in video games

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Protests across the U.S. over police violence and systemic racism against Black Americans have sparked gaming companies like Electronic Arts, Epic Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment/PlayStation to publish statements of their support and make donations to relevant advocacy organizations. These are positive actions, but the most impactful thing game companies can do is take action internally.

The Station: DoorDash snags $400M, Bolt Mobility deploys self-cleaning tech, and disappearing Jump bikes

100+TechCrunch / 6h
The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox . Hi friends and first-time readers. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at Te

15 of the most beautiful beaches in Spain

The Points Guy / 6h
Editor’s note: As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. During this crazy, unprecedented time, there are things you can do to help keep calm while giving yo

Almost a fifth of Earth's ocean floor has been mapped

400+Engadget / 6h
Us humans know more about the surface of the Moon than we do Earth’s oceans, but there’s progress on closing that gap. The Seabed 3030 Project reports (via BBC News ) that scientists have mapped 19 percent of ocean floors to contemporary standards, or a huge leap over the six percent from Seabed’s launch in 2017. A significant portion comes from nearly 5.6 million square miles of depth data colle

This Trailer for The King's Man Takes Super Spy Action to the Early 20th Century

200+Gizmodo / 6h
When shadowy masterminds threaten to descend the world into chaos, the Kingsman steps in. Even if his agency was only ust created. It’s prequel time. Read more...

'The King's Man' trailer takes us back to the origins of the Kingsman series

500+Mashable / 7h
The two previous Kingsman movies brimmed with a strong sense of style, and by all appearances this upcoming origin story is no different. The King's Man turns back the clock to focus on a time before the eponymous intelligence agency first formed. But with what amounts to a super-group of the period's most evil and corrupt figures planning something terrible for the world, drastic action is requi

Here’s what it takes to pass the captain test for a major airline

The Points Guy / 7h
Reaching the rank of captain is one of the most significant moments of any airline pilot’s career. Trading in the three-stripe jacket and picking a pristine new four-stripe uniform is the culmination of years of hard work. Whilst the years spent in the right-hand seat are all building toward that upgrade , the final few months are the most demanding of a pilot’s entire career. In order to make th

Xbox One testers get DTS:X spatial sound for headphones

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SlashGear / 8h
Last week, Microsoft introduced the latest Alpha Skip-Ahead release for users participating in the program. With this version comes a number of bug fixes, as well as support for DTS:X spatial sound for headphones. The DTS Sound Unbound app isn’t available on Xbox yet, but insiders can find an unreleased Xbox version in the Xbox Insider Hub. If you’re part … Continue reading

Dell XPS 15 review (2020): The ideal 15-inch laptop for creatives

100+Engadget / 8h
For the past few years, it's seemed like Dell just forgot about the XPS 15. While the XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 have evolved into some of the most polished ultrabooks we've ever seen, their larger sibling was cursed with a boring and chunky look. That all changes this year. The latest XPS 15 features all of the modern design tweaks we've loved in the 13-inch models: a larger screen with incredibly

Coronavirus Culture Shock While Traveling

100+One Mile at a Time / 8h
READ MORE FROM THIS TRIP • I’m Traveling For The First Time In 99 Days, And I’m Kind Of Anxious • I Just Took A Flight, And Airplane Face Mask Enforcement Is A Mess • American Airlines First Class Service In The Coronavirus Era • Hotels Aren’t Living Up To Their Coronavirus Promises • • How Has Coronavirus Changed Hotel Breakfast? Ford and I have been on our current trip for a few days now, and

Better Call Saul stars tease show’s final season with focus on Kim

SlashGear / 8h
Better Call Saul, the prequel to hit TV show Breaking Bad, will end with its sixth and final season. That’s sad news for fans of the largely popular series, which has held steady over five seasons with high reviews from viewers and critics alike. The core stars from the series recently talked about where the show is heading and what … Continue reading

Support These Black-Owned Coffee and Tea Businesses

100+Lifehacker / 8h
Even if you’re used—and loyal—to a particular coffee chain, it can be nice to expand your horizons and try a local, independent coffee shop. And while you’re at it, why not make it a Black-owned business? If you’re looking for a new place to grab a coffee or tea in your area (or know where to go when you eventually… Read more...

Air Force One is Far More Amazing Than You Realize

56View from the Wing / 8h
There are two Boeing 747s that serve as Air Force One. The windows are armored. Its body can stand up to the force of a nuclear blast on the ground. When airborne it is always followed by the Doomsday Plane. Continue reading ...

Comedy Central Is Picking Up Jodie, a Daria Spinoff Series

2KGizmodo / 8h
The cynical, wry world of Daria is continuing on television, though not on MTV. Read more...

After Math: A glimmer of hope

44Engadget / 9h
It’s been yet another rough stretch but we’ve made it through somehow, which is more than can be said for the thousands of AT&T employees who lost their jobs last week. But don’t despair! Though few and far between, there have been some bright spots in this week’s headlines. Engadget Tesla's solar panels are now more efficient and affordable If you’ve been considering greener options for powering

Get Started Birdwatching With This Free App

200+Lifehacker / 9h
Now that we’ve been embracing slower, low-tech activities like puzzles, knitting and crafting, it could also be a good time to start birdwatching. It’s something you can do by yourself out in nature, or from the convenience of your own home (or even fire escape). If you’re an old birdwatching pro, you probably know… Read more...

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How to Recall an Email in Gmail

100+How-To Geek / 10h
We’ve all had moments where we’ve immediately regretted sending an email. If you’re in that position and you’re using Gmail, you have a small window in which to undo your mistake, but you only have a few seconds to do it. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless Headphones: Superb Sound, Luxury Fit

How-To Geek / 10h
Sennheiser is a name synonymous with excellent sound. It has recently released an update to its Momentum 3 Wireless headphones, this time offering a new colorway: sandy white. But irrespective of the color, how do the Momentum 3 headphones perform sound-wise? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

6 retreats outside Phoenix that’ll cure your quarantine blues

100+The Points Guy / 10h
With its dry, sunny weather and picturesque surroundings, Phoenix, Arizona is a popular year-round destination with plenty of fun attractions. But for travelers eager to get out of the capital, there are so many great routes within driving distance of the Valley of the Sun. Related: Complete guide to traveling during the deadly coronavirus outbreak There’s never been a better time than now to tak

Review: Riad Joya, Marrakech

23One Mile at a Time / 10h
READ MORE FROM THIS TRIP • The Last Trip (For Now) • Royal Air Maroc Domestic Lounge Casablanca Airport • Riad Joya Marrakech We wanted to stay in the thick of the medina on this trip, but that does come with some safety considerations. We also liked the idea of staying in a small independent riad. I’d had numerous people tell me that in Marrakech, your riad host is essentially your “fixer” for t

The First Time I Snuck Into A United Airlines Club Lounge

21View from the Wing / 10h
Having shared some of my travel mischief stories recently, including bribing a U.S. border official and hijinks at a hotel outside Fargo, I thought it made sense to tell you another story I don't think I've ever fully shared here - that's the first time I ever snuck into a club lounge. It was a United Airlines lounge back 20 years ago, and it's part of my early travel educating me about what airp

European Football Clubs Are Turning to AI for an Assist

200+Wired / 10h
Software company Acronis has been storing the data of the best and brightest teams. Now, it wants to use that to help them win games.

An All Too Quiet Place

40Gizmodo / 10h
When I log off work today at six, I’ll shuffle over to my window where I’ll anxiously check the time over and over again. For the next hour, I’ll wait, listening to the quiet music of New York during lockdown: birds chirping, trucks wheezing in the distance, a tinkering wind chime. Finally, at seven, the horrible… Read more...

ATSC 3.0: here’s how to get free over-the-air 4K channels with NextGen TV

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
If you’re a cord-cutter, you need to know about ATSC 3.0 or, as it’s more creatively referred to on TV boxes, NextGen TV. Similar to what bunny ears and HD antennas offered a few years ago, ATSC 3.0 is a system of broadcasting 4K channels to your TV free of charge. When it’s fully developed some time... well, in the next decade, ATSC 3.0 will offer 4K video with Dolby Atmos or DTS:X audio from yo

Gone, but not forgotten: How my father instilled in me a love for travel — and points and miles

The Points Guy / 11h
This is not a Father’s Day story about traveling with my dad. But, it is a story about how my father inspired me to be the traveler I am today. My dad was a frugal man who dedicated himself to his job and providing for his family. He had a career working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, as a civilian in the finance department, contributing to the first flight of the B-1 bomber

A beginner’s guide to visiting Zion National Park: Everything you need to see and do

53The Points Guy / 11h
Zion was the first national park in Utah, established in 1919 to protect the sheer sandstone cliffs centered around Zion Canyon. At 229 square miles, it’s a midsized national park , but draws huge crowds attracted by its unmistakable and photogenic scenery. High on the plateau of southwestern Utah , the park rises from 3,666 to 8,726 feet in elevation. Famous for the reddish hues of the cliffs, Z

If your Samsung Blu-ray player is endlessly rebooting, you're not alone

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A somewhat serious software snag seems to have hit a range of Samsung Blu-ray players in recent days, with owners complaining that their disc-playing devices are stuck in an endless reboot loop. With reports from Reddit , Samsung support forums , ZDNet and elsewhere flooding in, it looks as though the issue affects a variety of different models – and at the time of writing there's no explanation

The Last of Us 2 ending explained: what it all means

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69TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The Last of Us 2 is a triumph in emotive storytelling, exploring the darker side of Ellie and forcing us to face some uncomfortable situations as a result. But all that build up would be worth very little if Naughty Dog didn't stick the landing when it came to The Last of Us 2 - fortunately, it absolutely did. The Last of Us 2 gave us the closure we needed after embarking on a 30-hour adventure f

Apply for a Job That Pays $10K to Keep Track of Your Toilet Habits

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400+Lifehacker / 11h
At the end of 2019, Tushy announced their #Bidet2020 campaign. This ended up being strangely prophetic in two ways. First, the hashtag looks like an amusing typo promoting the now-presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden. And then there’s the whole pandemic toilet paper panic/shortage, which resulted in … Read more...

How to Troubleshoot Discord Push to Talk on Mac

How-To Geek / 11h
With major macOS releases, Apple tends to tweak your Mac’s security system that can prevent Discord’s Push To Talk feature from functioning correctly. Here’s how to troubleshoot Discord’s Push To Talk feature on Mac. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

8 Great Video Editors for Android

46How-To Geek / 11h
So, you’ve taken some incredible footage on your phone, now what? You could leave it as is, with the awkward beginning and two minutes of nothing between the interesting bits, or, you could throw it into a video editor and hack it up into something more interesting. The best part is that you can do everything right for your phone because there are some fantastic video editors available on Android

How to Watch the Apple WWDC Keynote on June 22nd

62How-To Geek / 11h
Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) is kicking off in an all-digital format on June 22nd at 10:00 AM PDT. We’ll expect to see a bunch of new iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS features, but the word on the street is that there might also be new hardware with a new iMac. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Do Star Wars games suddenly have a more hopeful future?

57TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Why didn't EA make another Knights of the Old Republic game? Yes, I know EA has a nine year-old MMO called The Old Republic that features a ton of Star Wars-related content set in the same timeframe. But why didn't it make a new KOTOR game on consoles and PC? Why would you acquire the Star Wars license and not make that game, when you own BioWare, the series' original developer? I'm sure there ar

Scientists propose tethering asteroids to prevent Earth impacts

500+Engadget / 11h
Many proposed anti-asteroid solutions involve knocking them off-course , which carries its own problems — what if you create a fragment that hits Earth regardless? Researchers might have a safer solution. They’ve proposed a system ( spotted by Parabolic Arc ) that would tether a threatening asteroid to a smaller rock, throwing off the larger body’s center of mass and steering it away from our hom

HBO's 'Perry Mason' delivers 'The Godfather' horse head-levels of spectacle

85Mashable / 11h
When I think of The Godfather, I think of that horse head . Sure, there are plenty of other memorable scenes in Francis Ford Coppola’s mob masterpiece. But Khartoum’s prize-winning head, beautiful, heavy, drenched in blood, and sliding on silk sheets as Jack Woltz's screams peal across mansion walls, will always be one of those cinematic moments I feel in my bones. That’s the sort of scene Perry

Apple Podcasts may add personalized recommendations in iOS 14

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SlashGear / 11h
We’re only a day away from Apple’s next developers conference (WWDC), which is expected to include a look at the upcoming versions of macOS and iOS, among other things. According to a new report, Apple Podcasts may finally add personalized recommendations in iOS 14, helping the platform compete against the growing list of other, more feature-rich alternatives. With the number … Continue reading

Motorola’s Moto G8 line is confusing: here’s how the nine phones compare

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69TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
There are nine phones in the Moto G8 line - that’s a huge step up over the four of the Moto G7 contingent or the three of the Moto G6 , and as a result it can be easy to confuse the phones or struggle to work out which handset is the best for you. Well, there are nine named Moto G8 phones, but we’d argue the number is actually slightly lower. That’s because while different assortments of the hand

What Is a Side Channel Attack?

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200+Wired / 12h
Computers constantly give off more information than you might realize—which hackers can use to pry out their secrets.

The Best Music Gear to Learn an Instrument (2020)

100+Wired / 12h
Want to play guitar, piano, or your old clarinet? From mics to metronomes, here's a list of our favorite tools for learning a musical instrument.

The stark divide between 'Straight TikTok' and 'Alt TikTok'

67Mashable / 12h
Mashable is celebrating Pride Month by exploring the modern LGBTQ world, from the people who make up the community to the spaces where they congregate, both online and off. If you've been on TikTok long enough, you're probably familiar with Alt TikTok. If you haven't heard of that term before, it's probably because you're on Straight TikTok. TikTok is notorious for its viral dances, lip synced "a

TV writers, like all of us, are developing a love-hate relationship with Zoom

59Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / ATX TV's panel on writers' room Zooms: From L to R, top row: IndieWire's Ben Travers (moderator), Sera Gamble (Netflix's You ), Dan Goor ( Brooklyn Nine-Nine ). Bottom row: Melinda Hsu Taylor ( Nancy Drew ) and Beth Schwartz ( Sweet Tooth ). (credit: YouTube ) Every week now seems to bring news of another Hollywood project being delayed . Sometimes this is because you can't make money i