Friday, June 26, 2020

TPS Consulting Friday Afternoon Post


The best Bluetooth speakers 2020: the top portable speakers for any budget

4KFuture - All the latest news / 8h
Looking for the best Bluetooth speaker money can buy? Here are 12 of the top portable speakers on the market right now.

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

3KMashable / 12h
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

American Airlines Will Sell Flights To Max Capacity Starting July 1

500+View from the Wing / 8h
Southwest, Delta, and JetBlue are limiting the number of seats they sell on each flight so there's no need for passengers to occupy middle seats. American Airlines does not. They cap capacity, but still sell enough seats so about half of middles might be occupied. American's much lesser restriction will end July 1. Continue reading ...


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

28MIT Technology Review / 9min
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

Ars Technica / 14min
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

Future - All the latest news / 16min
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

44TechCrunch / 17min
Pavel Durov’s grand cryptocurrency dreams for his Telegram messaging service are ending with a $18.5 million civil settlement with the US 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 complai

Credit Card Skimmers Can Hide in an Icon's Metadata

Gizmodo / 35min
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

44MIT Technology Review / 38min
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

100+TechCrunch / 40min
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 has sent potential investors an informational packet, viewe

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

View from the Wing / 44min
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
100+NYT > Technology / 44min
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

68TechCrunch / 46min
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 / 49min
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

SlashGear / 50min
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

100+TechCrunch / 56min
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

Twitch Disrespect Mixer
73Engadget / 56min
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

Future - All the latest news / 58min
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

26Gizmodo / 59min
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)

76TechCrunch / 1h
Sometimes you can’t just 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 that it is requiring that its chairman, Lu Zhengyao, resign in a filing with the SEC . Luckin Coffee will unluckin’ly delist from Nasdaq following fraud allegations It also announced in its SEC fi

Facebook to tag ‘harmful’ posts as boycott widens

Facebook Zuckerberg
2KBBC News - Technology / 1h
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

The Points Guy / 1h
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 / 1h
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

84TechCrunch / 1h
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

The Points Guy / 1h
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 / 1h
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 / 1h
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

100+TechCrunch / 1h
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
100Wired / 1h
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 / 1h
HORI Fighting Stick Mini Street Fighter Edition | $53 | Amazon Read more...

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

28Mashable / 1h
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 Ios 14
28Lifehacker / 1h
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 / 1h
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 / 1h
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

SlashGear / 1h
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 10
Gizmodo / 1h
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

Gizmodo / 1h
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

24Lifehacker / 2h
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

24Lifehacker / 2h
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

100+Gizmodo / 2h
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

44Ars Technica / 2h
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

62Engadget / 2h
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 / 2h
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 US One 2023
68Engadget / 2h
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 / 2h
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

88TechCrunch / 2h
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

52Gizmodo / 2h
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

22Gizmodo / 2h
LEGO Games Starting at $9 | Amazon

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

24Lifehacker / 2h
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 / 2h
Sandisk 400GB microSD Card | $75 | Newegg

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

25Mashable / 2h
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

37Lifehacker / 2h
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 / 2h
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

100+Gizmodo / 2h
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

200+Engadget / 3h
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 / 3h
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 / 3h
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 / 3h
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
30Ars Technica / 3h
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

100+Gizmodo / 3h
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

36Lifehacker / 3h
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

20Lifehacker / 3h
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

1KFuturism / 3h
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

300+Futurism / 3h
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 / 3h
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 / 3h
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

40Mashable / 3h
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 Memories
24Lifehacker / 3h
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

59Engadget / 3h
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

The Points Guy / 3h
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
200+TechCrunch / 3h
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 / 3h
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
62Engadget / 3h
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

100+Mashable / 3h
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 / 3h
"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 / 3h
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 / 3h
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 / 4h
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

24Future - All the latest news / 4h
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

66Gizmodo / 4h
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 / 4h
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 / 4h
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 / 4h
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 …

A “Godzilla Dust Cloud” From the Sahara Desert Is Hitting the United States Right Now

2KFuturism / 4h
Godzilla Cloud After wreaking havoc on air quality readings in the Caribbean, dust from the Sahara Desert just arrived at the US gulf coast, forming what experts referred to as a “Godzilla dust cloud.” It’s so large, it can be easily seen and tracked from space. “This is the most significant event in the past 50 years,” Pablo Méndez Lázaro, an environmental health specialist with the University o

Hit indie game 'Disco Elysium' is being turned into a TV series

2077 Disco Elysium
71Engadget / 4h
Disco Elysium has been a critical hit in the game world, and now it’s poised to reach a wider audience. Developer ZA/UM and production house Dj2 Entertainment have unveiled plans for a TV series based on the detective RPG. It’s still very early and doesn’t have a distributor or even a writing team, but Dj2 is meeting potential writers in hopes of pitching the show later in 2020. The ingredients a

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

3KGizmodo / 4h
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...

FCC helps Charter avoid broadband competition

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Enlarge / A Charter Spectrum van in West Lake Hills, Texas in April 2019. (credit: Tony Webster ) The Federal Communications Commission is helping Charter avoid broadband competition in New York State with a decision that will block government funding for other ISPs in locations where Charter is required to build. The FCC plans to award ISPs up to $16 billion over 10 years from the Rural Digital

Mukbangs, makeup, ASMR, and true crime: Why some YouTubers mashup surprising genres

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Gigantic Splotches on the Star Betelgeuse Might Explain Its Freaky Dimming

51Gizmodo / 4h
Betelgeuse—a gigantic star in the final stages of its life—has been acting weird lately, exhibiting dramatic drops in brightness. New research attributes enormous star spots to Betelgeuse’s flaky appearance, though on a scale never seen before. Read more...

Northern Ireland to launch separate contact-tracing app

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The app, based on the Apple/Google model, will be released within weeks.

Michigan Is Trying to Make It Illegal For Companies to Put Microchips in Their Employees

1KFuturism / 4h
Oh Big Brother Michigan lawmakers just introduced a bill that would ban employers from implanting their workers with microchips — unless, of course, the worker in question volunteered. In recent years, a growing number of companies have explored the idea of tagging their employees with subdermal, rice-sized RFID chips. Companies defend the chips as a way to track productivity, but doing so comes

79 Hilton Hotels & Resorts For US Getaways

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While we’re writing more about travel this week, we’re not necessarily suggesting people do travel (though if you do, please be considerate and smart). But we also recognize that many folks need a break, whether that’s because they have been homeschooling for months, or living in a small apartment, or otherwise need a reset. We’ve been receiving numerous questions and requests for help with domes

Brand leviathan Unilever pulls ads from Facebook, cites 'polarized times'

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100+Mashable / 4h
When the makers of Axe body spray don't want to be associated with your brand, you know you've got a serious problem. London-based conglomerate Unilever announced Friday that it will cease running ads on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter through the end of the year, leaving the move open to a further extension. This comes only a day after Verizon made a similar pledge , following a report from the

YouTube beta testing TikTok video size, just like Instagram Reels

SlashGear / 4h
If you’re all about the content created in TikTok but you’re not excited about the negative news, YouTube might have your back. An update this week from Google’s YouTube Help group showed how they were “testing out a way to record multi-segment videos.” These videos will have “a maximum length of 15 seconds” – with as many tiny videos (inside … Continue reading

The "Stop Hate For Profit" Movement Isn't Going to Stop Anything

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38Gizmodo / 4h
Yesterday, Verizon became the latest company to join a corporate chorus boycotting Facebook advertisements in July as part of a rallying cry to get Facebook’s corporate board to take action on the rampant racism and hate speech that many of us have come to associate with the platform. The “Stop Hate for Profit”… Read more...

TikTok adds Prince’s entire catalog for your next viral dance

TikTok iOS 14 Clipboard
100+Engadget / 4h
TikTokers are about to party like it’s a year before most of them were born. The service announced that Prince’s entire catalog is coming to TikTok, so users will be free to try and create viral dances to short clips of "Kiss," "1999" or any of his other classics. TikTok teamed up with The Prince Estate (which runs his account on the platform ) to make the legendary performer’s music available to

Take a Virtual Tour of Tokyo's Ghibli Museum

100+Lifehacker / 4h
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...

TGIF Playlist: Vibing

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Events and festivals that are happening despite the coronavirus

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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has upended nearly every element of human life this year, from jobs to travel, sporting events to concerts and just about any activity that involves people standing near each other. As governments continue to revise their social distancing guidelines in response to real time case numbers, many of the most famous events around the world have been canceled this year

Unilever and Verizon are the latest companies to pull their advertising from Facebook

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Advertiser momentum against Facebook’s content and monetization policies continues to grow. Last night, Verizon (which owns TechCrunch) said it will be pausing advertising on Facebook and Instagram “until Facebook can create an acceptable solution that makes us comfortable and is consistent with what we’ve done with YouTube and other partners.” Then today, it was joined by consumer goods giant Un

The US Might Not Have Enough Glass Vials To Distribute the Coronavirus Vaccines

400+Futurism / 4h
When a COVID-19 vaccine is finally ready , the pharmaceutical industry may face an even bigger challenge: Actually getting it into the hands and bloodstreams of the public. That’s because there aren’t nearly enough medical-grade glass vials to distribute the vaccine, Wired reports . And making up the deficit on such a short time frame would vastly exceed what manufacturers are currently capable o

Microsoft’s “new approach” to retail stores: Closing them forever

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will Enlarge / Ironically, this boarded-up Microsoft Store location in New York City, seen on June 8, is one of the four in the world that will reopen—but as an "experience center" where you can't buy anything. (credit: Kena Betancur | VIEWpress | Getty Images ) Microsoft's retail stores, like many retailers throughout the nation, have been closed for months due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Xbox Series X might have a second console in tow at launch

Microsoft Xbox Lockhart
SlashGear / 4h
In the lead up to the reveal of the Xbox Series X, there were numerous rumors that claimed Microsoft’s next-generation console plans actually comprised two machines. Individually, these machines were called Anaconda and Lockhart, and together, they made up Project Scarlett. Project Scarlett was eventually revealed to be the singular Xbox Series X, with no sign of another console. Today, … Continu

Amazon to Buy Zoox, in a Move Toward Self-Driving Cars

Amazon Driving Zoox
84NYT > Technology / 4h
The online retailer is taking steps to move people, as well as packages.

How to Stop Slack Notifications on the Weekend

33How-To Geek / 4h
Slack’s notifications can be overwhelming enough during the workday. If you have the weekend off, the last thing you need is notifications arriving on your phone at 9 a.m. on a Saturday morning. Slack finally lets you stop notifications on the weekend—here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google's Phone App Will Let You Know Why a Business is Calling

How-To Geek / 4h
Google frequently updates its phone app with new and useful features, and the latest one should be a crowd-pleaser. As spotted by Android Police, Google is working on a verification system that will help you know what business is calling and why. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google Meet Announces New Moderation Controls and Custom Backgrounds for Teachers

24How-To Geek / 4h
Zoom is perfect for teachers. It has a large call capacity, robust moderation tools, and customizable video backgrounds. But Google Meet, which is included in G Suite for Education, is launching a grocery list of new features that may help it land a spot as teacher’s pet. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Tim O’Reilly makes a persuasive case for why venture capital is starting to do more harm than good

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Tim O’Reilly has a financial incentive to pooh-pooh the traditional VC model, wherein investors gamble on nascent startups in hopes of seeing many times their money back. Bryce Roberts, who is O’Reilly’s longtime investing partner at the early-stage venture firm O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), now actively steers the partnership away from these riskier investments and into companies around th

Tiny pendulum may reveal gravity’s secrets

83Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images/Christoph Burgstedt/Science Photo Library ) Gravity is, at heart, a mystery. Yes, we can talk about curvature of space-time and perhaps make analogies with stretched rubber sheets. But we don’t know why mass causes space-time to curve. To put it another way, in our theory of gravity, matter is the scenery and space-time is both cast and stage crew. But matter's behav

This week's best deals: Apple Watch Series 5, Echo Dot and more

61Engadget / 5h
This week brought good sales on Apple and Amazon devices, as well as some intriguing gaming deals. The Apple Watch Series 5 dropped to $299 again after WWDC kicked off earlier this week and Amazon still has some of its Echo speakers on sale (including the handy Echo Dot with clock). You can grab some extra storage for your Nintendo Switch for less at Newegg and Steam’s Summer Sale has just begun.

Running a queer dating startup amid a pandemic and racial justice uprising

100+TechCrunch / 5h
The events of the past few months have shaken the lives of everyone, but especially Black people in the U.S. COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted members of the Black community while police violence has recently claimed the lives of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and others. Two weeks ago, two Black transgender women, Riah Milton and Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells were

Louisiana Activists Face Terrorism Charges, 15 Years in Prison for Harmless Plastic Stunt

500+Gizmodo / 5h
Two Louisiana environmental justice activists face up to 15 years in prison for—wait for it—delivering boxes of plastic to oil and gas lobbyists. Anne Rolfes and Kate McIntosh, who work with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, turned themselves into the cops on Thursday and were handcuffed and brought from a Baton Rouge… Read more...

Capture All Your Road Encounters With a VAVA Mini Dash Cam, Only $29

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VAVA Mini Dash Cam | $29 | SideDeal

If I'm Buying A Car From Far Away, How Do I Know If The Dealer Is Legit?

49Lifehacker / 5h
As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are talking about buying cars at a distance, unrepaired recalls, and the fate of Infiniti in the US market. Read more...

10 Podcasts for Discovering New Movies

100+Gizmodo / 5h
If, while scrolling through Netflix’s latest offerings during another in a countless series of evenings in, you felt like you’d already watched every worthwhile film in existence, well, you’d be wrong, but you’d also kinda be right. I can safely say that you will never truly run out of good movies to watch—but only if… Read more...

Near Space Labs expands high-altitude Earth imagery to Texas and ramps remote deployment

100+TechCrunch / 5h
The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has had a number of unexpected impacts on global economic activity — most of them negative. But the pandemic has also highlighted the need for alternative solutions to challenges where traditional solutions now prove either too costly, or too difficult to do while maintaining good health and safety practices. Near Space Labs, a startup focused on providing timely, loca

Remember All Your Passwords With a Year of Dashlane Premium, Now 50% off

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This Pilates Business Loves (and Hates) Tech

100+NYT > Technology / 5h
Small businesses are always asking: Is the tech they now rely on helping or hurting them?

Cancel Your Quibi Subscription Before Your 90-Day Free Trial Ends

57Lifehacker / 5h
Quibi, the new(ish) short-form streaming service for your mobile devices, has been around for almost three months. That means that if you went all-in on Quibi at the beginning with its 90-day free trial, your promo period will expire sometime in the next month—and the subscription fee will kick in unless you cancel. Read more...

Apple buys MDM specialist to bolster business credentials

Apple Mac Big Sur 14
20Future - All the latest news / 5h
Setting up new Mac and iOS devices will likely become easier for organizations following Apple's acquisition of Fleetsmith.

CIO Cynthia Stoddard explains Adobe’s journey from boxes to the cloud

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Up until 2013, Adobe sold its software in cardboard boxes that were distributed mostly by third party vendors. In time, the company realized there were a number of problems with that approach. For starters, it took months or years to update, and Adobe software was so costly, much of its user base didn’t upgrade. But perhaps even more important than the revenue/development gap was the fact that Ad

The affordable OnePlus Nord phone will reportedly feature dual selfie cameras

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100+Engadget / 5h
When OnePlus entered the smartphone scene back in 2014 , it made a name for itself by building an affordable phone with top-of-the-line internal components. If you could put up with their lackluster cameras, OnePlus phones were some of the best value phones you could buy for a while. But that started to change slowly. Minus the OnePlus X , each subsequent OnePlus phone has cost more than its pred

SpaceX scrubs Friday launch attempt of Starlink satellites [Updated]

200+Ars Technica / 5h
A Falcon 9 rocket is ready to go for its 10th Starlink mission. [credit: Trevor Mahlmann ] 1:45pm ET Friday Update : SpaceX has scrubbed its Starlink launch attempt for Friday. The company announced the delay by saying on Twitter , "Standing down from today’s Starlink mission; team needed additional time for pre-launch checkouts, but Falcon 9 and the satellites are healthy. Will announce new targ

Uber's Arbitration Clause Ruled Invalid by Canada's High Court

100+Gizmodo / 5h
One of the biggest arrows in Uber’s quiver was snapped clean in half by the Supreme Court in Canada today. It’s about damn time. Read more...

The Kia Telluride is the most surprising SUV of the year

100+Ars Technica / 5h
A nice combination of clean lines and gentle curves. [credit: BradleyWarren Photography ] Let's get this out of the way: if you're in the market for a three-row SUV, you need to look long and hard at the Kia Telluride. It is legitimately the best three-row SUV I've driven since... ever. No wonder it won the 2020 World Car of the Year award . When I first laid eyes on the Telluride at the 2019 Chi

What happens next? Setting the foundations for long-term remote working

Future - All the latest news / 5h
Coronavirus has forced many businesses into unfamiliar situations.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 images tip giant screen, single speaker

Samsung Galaxy 2 July
SlashGear / 5h
Today a set of images leaked details for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, a device with a nearly full-frontal coverage display and a large camera array at the back. The back side of this device is quite simple – a rectangle in the uper left-hand corner with an array of high-powered lenses and a giant LED flash. The front appears … Continue reading

iOS 14 first look: Apple tries to do more but still keep things simple

300+Engadget / 5h
Broadly speaking, the last two years of iOS updates were focused on steadily improving stability and adding features to existing apps. Important work, certainly. This time, though, Apple took a slightly different tack: It made some of the biggest visual changes to iOS since its debut more than a decade ago. And now, developers -- or people who pay $100/year for developer accounts -- can take it f

The Last of Us Part II has become Sony’s fastest-selling PS4 game

Druckmann The Last of Us 2
SlashGear / 5h
The Last of Us Part II may have drawn some controversy among fans of the series, but it doesn’t seem that was enough to slow down sales. Sony and Naughty Dog have announced that The Last of Us Part II has become the fastest selling first-party exclusive title for PlayStation 4. That may sound like a very specific achievement, but … Continue reading

A Brief History of Elon Musk’s Festering Feud With Rival Automaker Nikola

100+Futurism / 5h
After it went public a few weeks ago, stocks for the electric and hydrogen-powered car startup Nikola Motors soared enough to give it a valuation of over $20 billion , a princely sum that surpassed valuations of both Ford and Fiat-Chrysler, two of America’s oldest automakers. Nikola’s promise is to revolutionize trucking in the US using hydrogen fuel cells, technology that turns potential energy

A massive Saharan dust plume is moving into the Southeast US

500+Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / A couple looks at the sea as a vast cloud of Sahara dust is blanketing the city of Havana on June 24, 2020. (Photo by YAMIL LAGE/AFP via Getty Images) (credit: Yamil Lage/AFP via Getty Images ) A hot desert wind is carrying a massive cloud of Saharan dust into the Southern United States this week. Dust plumes from the Sahara routinely blow westward across the Atlantic at this time of ye

Twitch Finally Starts Banning Streamers Accused Of Sexual Abuse

Twitch Disrespect Mixer
1KGizmodo / 6h
Over the weekend, over 50 people, mostly women, in and around the world of Twitch came forward to accuse streamers and other industry figures, mostly men, of sexual abuse . As the week has progressed, that number has swelled to nearly 100 . After the initial wave of accusations, Twitch promised to investigate and… Read more...

What Do You Want to Know About Moving Abroad?

36Lifehacker / 6h
As an expat (a person who lives and works in a country outside of their home country), I have lived in five different countries around the world (Egypt, Poland, China, Malaysia, and Mexico). I am often asked a variety of questions, from what made me take the leap, to what the cost of living is like and is it much… Read more...

This iPhone SE deal has no upfront costs, great monthly bills and a strong data plan

Future - All the latest news / 6h
There are a lot of iPhone SE deals out there offering a host of benefits but this one keeps it simple with affordability.

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

20Gizmodo / 6h
Sandisk 400GB microSD Card | $75 | Newegg

Hackers are hiding virtual credit card skimmers in image file metadata

200+Engadget / 6h
Lots of people know to check ATMs and gas station credit card readers for skimmers, but it’s harder to tell when virtual ones are hidden them in websites’ payment portals. According to research from Malwarebytes , hackers put Magecart JavaScript code into the EXIF metadata of image files, which is then loaded and executed by compromised stores. Hiding malicious code inside of images is nothing ne

Fancy Up Cheap Potato Chips With Black Pepper

54Lifehacker / 6h
There are no bad potato chips, but some chips are definitely better than others. On the lower end of the spectrum you have thin, flimsy, greasy, super salty generic potato chips: pretty good alongside or in a sandwich, but I underwhelming in a bowl on their own. On the other end you’ll find the sturdier, kettle-cooked… Read more...

United Airlines Resuming China Flights In July

63One Mile at a Time / 6h
United Airlines has today officially announced that it will be resuming China flights soon. United Airlines will fly to Shanghai as of July 8 United Airlines will resume twice weekly nonstop flights between San Francisco and Shanghai as of July 8, 2020. The route will be operated with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft , with the following schedule: UA857 San Francisco to Shanghai departing 11:00AM arrivi

Daily Crunch: Amazon buys self-driving startup Zoox

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Amazon makes an autonomous driving acquisition, Microsoft closes its retail stores and health insurance startup Oscar raises $225 million. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 26, 2020. 1. Amazon to acquire autonomous driving startup Zoox According to Amazon’s announcement, Zoox will continue to exist as a standalone business, with current CEO Aicha Evans continuing in her role, along with CTO and c

How Do You Deal With People Who Aren't Wearing Masks?

1KGizmodo / 6h
Being the cantankerous native New Yorker that I am, I’ve been taken aback by the sense of camaraderie I’ve seen in public during the pandemic. Most prominently, I’m talking about the ubiquitous mask-wearing I’m seeing in my neighborhood, at grocery stores, and on mass transit on the few occasions I’ve had to take it. Read more...

18 Names for Amazon’s ‘Climate Pledge Arena’ That Would’ve Made More Sense

100+Gizmodo / 6h
So we’re really doing this, huh?

Twitch Confronts Its Role in Streaming’s #MeToo Reckoning

Twitch Mixer Sexual
1KWired / 6h
Dozens of women have come forward with allegations of harassment and abuse by streamers who built their followings and power on the platform.

What’s new in Windows 10 Build 2004

Windows 10 Microsoft
64Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / One upside of Windows 10 2004: You won't find old install CDs all over the office two decades from now. (credit: Ramzi Haidar/AFP via Getty Images) The Internet may have fun trying to guess the next natural feature of California or animal alliteration name for the other major operating systems, but Windows build naming conventions can be downright hard to parse. The latest officially re

Now one of the largest Black-led venture firms by assets, Base10 raises $250 million second fund

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Two years after closing their debut fund of $150 million, Base10 co-founders Adeyemi Ajao and TJ Nahigian are back with a $250 million investment fund and a sense of vindication for their thesis of investing in startups making automation for the people. For Ajao, an immigrant who grew up in Nigeria and Spain before moving to the U.S., the new fund is a confirmation that even without having an exp

Microsoft document leak suggests a cheaper next-gen Xbox is coming

Microsoft Xbox Series
100+Engadget / 6h
The rumors of Microsoft producing a lower-end counterpart to the Xbox Series X just got some support. The Verge reports that a leaked Microsoft document from this month makes multiple references to “Lockhart,” a budget (and possibly cloud-oriented) console for those content with 1080p gaming. The file makes multiple references to the Xbox Series X developer kit including profiling modes that targ

Grab a 65-inch 4K TV for under $500 ahead of 4th of July sales

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California set to ban all heavy diesel trucks and vans by 2045

California Zero Trucks
100+Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / This is the Volvo VRN Electric, the company's first electric class-8 truck. (credit: Volvo) The days of diesel delivery trucks and vans in California are numbered. On Thursday, the state's Air Resources Board adopted a new rule that will phase out these most polluting of vehicles from the state over the next quarter-century. Beginning in 2024, OEMs that want to sell medium- and heavy-du

Russia Says It’s Sending Two Tourists to the International Space Station, Including a Spacewalk

500+Futurism / 6h
Back in the Game For the first time since Russia halted its orbital space tourism program in 2010 due to growing International Space Station crew sizes, the country’s space agency Roscosmos is getting back into the game. The country is planning to send two tourists to the station in 2023 inside a Soyuz spacecraft, according to the Agence France-Presse . One of them will even go for a spacewalk ou

This Horrifying Fortnite Speaker Will Haunt Your Dreams for $12

24Gizmodo / 6h
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Dark Horse Finally Cuts Ties With Editor Scott Allie After New Sexual Abuse Claims

200+Gizmodo / 6h
As the ongoing examination into gross sexual harassment across multiple corners of the entertainment industry continues, more incidents of abuse in the comics industry are coming to light . Now, a familiar name at Dark Horse Comics has had their relationship with the company severed entirely after facing a new… Read more...

People raised $36k for a Starbucks barista after he asked a 'Karen' to wear a mask

200+Mashable / 6h
A woman angrily posted on Facebook after a Starbucks barista insisted she had to wear a face mask to enter the coffeeshop. It didn't go as planned. Long story short, the woman — now, of course, dubbed a "Karen" by the internet — inspired folks to raised more than $36,000 for the young barista named Lenin Gutierrez, who was trying to do his job safely. The original post from the woman, who goes by

How to Watch the Star-Studded 'Free to Be...You and Me' Fundraiser

100+Lifehacker / 6h
If you grew up in the ‘70s or ‘80s, your record (or cassette) collection may have featured a bright pink album cover with colorful bubble letters reminding that we’re all “Free to Be...You and Me.” This iconic compilation from 1972 features Marlo Thomas “and friends”—like Diana Ross, Mel Brooks, Carol Channing and… Read more...

United Will Start Filling Middle Seats With Employees And Other Non-Rev Passengers

42View from the Wing / 6h
Southwest, Delta, and JetBlue are limiting the number of seats they sell on each flight so there's no need for passengers to occupy middle seats. Sometimes middle seats will be taken, but that usually means families traveling together. American Airlines has been limiting loads about half as much as others - but that ends July 1. United Airlines, in contrast, has been happy to sell a ticket for an

Gear up for life outside with this snapback glove and mask set on sale

Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: Avoid germs with the snapback gloves and silver-lined antiviral masks bundle for $222.99, a 14% savings as of June 26. Maybe you saw the Snapback Glove floating around the internet and thought what a lifesaver it would be. Honestly, we can relate. With its antiviral properties and super easy clip-on functionality, the glove is quite possibly the best on-the-go accessory of the summer. But

PS Plus deals offer 50% off your membership this weekend

Future - All the latest news / 6h
The latest PS Plus deals are cutting 50% off your membership price, just in time for the weekend.

The best Switch controllers for every player level

71Engadget / 6h
The Nintendo Switch is pretty popular, but its included Joy-Cons aren’t for everyone . Some players feel the detachable controllers are a bit small for their hands. Many players miss having a regular D-pad. Whatever your reasons for wanting to upgrade your Switch controller situation, know that there are alternatives — it’s just a matter of picking the one that fits your needs. We tested out a bu

Get access to hundreds of workout classes for just $30 with YFM

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This sloth robot could help (very slowly) save our planet

76Mashable / 6h
Look up, because the Atlanta Botanical Garden is getting a cute friend. For the next few months, visitors will find a new sloth lingering in the trees — a new sloth robot , to be exact. Developed by engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, SlothBot is a three-foot long, solar-powered robot that monitors temperature, weather, carbon dioxide levels, etc. over the area it looms over. Magnus

Where to get the best price on the Apple Watch Series 5 ahead of watchOS 7

28Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: The Apple Watch Series 5 is currently $100 off on Amazon (as of June 26) just in time for the new watchOS 7 update. ICYMI: Apple announced an exciting update to its Watch operating system earlier his week at WWDC 2020 , adding a new sleep tracking feature, a revamped Activity app, shareable watch faces, and an automatic handwashing detection tool for watchOS7. (If the latter isn't a sign o

Cinemark theaters just made home theaters a lot more appealing

84SlashGear / 6h
This week the folks at Cinemark Theaters released a video to their Twitter account showing their sanitization process. The video is brief – just 18 seconds long. In the video we see a man by the name of “Marc” in a theater in West Planto, Texas. Marc’s job is “sanitizing [Cinemark’s] auditorium seats before each movie.” The entire situation is … Continue reading

Indian edtech giant Byju’s in talks to acquire Doubtnut for more than $125M

India Mumbai Doubtnut
100+TechCrunch / 6h
Byju’s is in advanced stages of talks to acquire Doubtnut, a two-year-old education learning app, as the Indian edtech giant looks to expand its reach in smaller cities and towns in the world’s second-largest internet market. Three sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch that the acquisition offer from nine-year-old Byju’s values the younger startup between $125 million to $150 million.

One of the biggest websites in the UK is fueled by criminal activity

24Future - All the latest news / 6h
The site ranks 23 in the UK sandwiched between Zoom and Paypal.

Ditch password anxiety: This app has your back, plus it's on sale

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Remember Microsoft Stores? Well, they're closed forever now.

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400+Mashable / 7h
RIP, Microsoft Stores. On Friday, Microsoft announced that it was permanently closing all of its physical retail stores. The software giant says that it will focus its efforts on its online storefront at Microsoft has operated physical retail stores for about a decade. At its peak, the company had 116 locations around the world, including 106 in the United States. Microsoft says th

Here are the winners of The Europas Awards 2020 – Even a pandemic can’t stop these startups

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Last year The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups was held at a sunny garden party next to a historic museum in London. Last night, because of the global Coronavirus pandemic, it was held over Zoom. But the enthusiasm and success of Europe’s tech startup industry still shone through the list of finalists and winners. After 11 years of identifying the most innovative tech startups in Europe

Best headphones 2020: your definitive guide to the latest and greatest audio

2KFuture - All the latest news / 7h
Looking for the best headphones? Here's our pick of the top cans in every style and at every price point.

10 gadgets for taking better photos and videos on your phone

32Mashable / 7h
0-9p8uijhWith the pandemic forcing us to maintain a safe distance from each other, we have to resort to Zoom calls, Instagram lives, and TikToks to connect with our friends, work, and the outside world. And even though your loyal followers tune in to your daily vlogs no matter the content (bless their hearts), you still want to give the people something great. Lo and behold, here is a roundup of

Documents Leak Teasing a Cheaper Xbox Series X

Microsoft Xbox Series
200+Gizmodo / 7h
Xbox Series X development docs, distributed courtesy of a leaker on Twitter, tease a long-rumored second Xbox Series X. As the Verge’s Tom Warren notes , the second console, code-named Lockhart, has been rumored for some time. This is just more fuel for the “Lockhart is real” fire. If it is indeed in development it… Read more...

Squire balances clean fades with the coronavirus

100+TechCrunch / 7h
As far as pandemic-proof businesses go, a startup for barbershops isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind — unless you raised millions just days before barbershops were shut down across the country. Dave Salvant and Songe LaRon, co-founders of New York-based Squire, a back-end barbershop management tool for independent businesses they launched in 2016, raised a $34 million Series B led b

Prices increase tonight on TechCrunch’s virtual founder workshop event, TC Early Stage

100+TechCrunch / 7h
We’re less than a month away from launching TC Early Stage 2020 , our interactive online bootcamp, that runs July 21-22. Don’t miss out on more than 50 expert-led workshops focused on the core subjects every early-stage startup founder needs to ace. But hold up — today is your last chance to score an early-bird deal. Buy your pass before the clock strikes 11:59 pm (PDT), and you’ll save $50. Earl

10 Podcasts for Discovering New Movies

100+Lifehacker / 7h
If, while scrolling through Netflix’s latest offerings during another in a countless series of evenings in, you felt like you’d already watched every worthwhile film in existence, well, you’d be wrong, but you’d also kinda be right. I can safely say that you will never truly run out of good movies to watch—but only if… Read more...

Best MP3 player 2020: TechRadar's guide to the best portable music players

500+Future - All the latest news / 7h
Looking for the best MP3 player for you and think iPod is the only name in the game? Think again.

Amazon to Buy Zoox, in a Move Toward Self-Driving Cars

Amazon Driving Zoox
200+NYT > Technology / 7h
The online retailer is taking steps to move people, as well as packages.

Russian hacker group Evil Corp targets US workers at home

Russian US One 2023
1KBBC News - Technology / 7h
Hackers are using a new computer virus to hold company files to ransom for millions of dollars.

How to guesstimate the number of alien civilizations in a galaxy

100+Engadget / 7h
The question of whether we are alone in the universe has plagued humanity since the dawn of time. It’s answer, one way or the other, could fundamentally alter our understanding of life, evolution, science, and even theology. Even the discovery of a single extraterrestrial civilization would be enough to upend humanity’s perceived place in the universe. But what if there could be as many as 36 tec

Reminder: Sunscreen Spray Can Be Flammable

59Lifehacker / 7h
Aerosol sprays are often flammable, including many sunscreens and bug sprays. They say so right on the label, in small print, which I’m going to guess you generally don’t bother reading as you’re sunscreening up next to a grill or tiki torch. Read more...

Google makes it easier to discover the meaning of... everything

Future - All the latest news / 7h
Expand your vocabulary with Chrome's new definitions feature.

A Piece of a NASA Astronaut’s Spacesuit Just Fell Off During a Spacewalk

500+Futurism / 7h
Wardrobe Malfunction During an early-morning spacewalk to replace the batteries on the International Space Station — yes, it has those — part of NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy’s spacesuit broke off and floated away into the void. Thankfully, the damage was inconsequential, CNN reports . The only piece that fell off was a small, wrist-mounted mirror that serves a similar purpose as the rearview mirr

How to Opt Out of a macOS Developer or Public Beta

24How-To Geek / 7h
If you’re the adventurous kind, you might be tempted to run a macOS beta to try out new features. But if you’re facing stability issues, here’s how you can opt out of Developer and Public betas on your Mac. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Allegiant Air Will (Finally) Require Face Coverings

94One Mile at a Time / 7h
Better late than never, I suppose? Allegiant Air will require face coverings For quite a while now, Allegiant Air has been the only major US airline to not require passengers to wear masks. That will finally be changing. As of July 2, 2020, Allegiant Air will require passengers to wear face masks at all times when traveling, including at the ticket counter and gate, during boarding, and while onb

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 release date, price, news and features

100+Future - All the latest news / 7h
The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is now official. Here's everything you need to know about it.

Alphabet May Be Buying Smart Glasses Startup North, But Don't Expect New Google Glasses Any Time Soon

Google Alphabet North
58Gizmodo / 7h
Tough times seem to keep rolling for makers of augmented reality glasses. North, the Canadian startup behind the consumer-focused Focals by North smart glasses, is in the final stages of a $180 million sale to Alphabet, according to a Globe and Mail scoop . Read more...

YouTube Takes on TikTok With a New 15-Second Video Feature

25How-To Geek / 7h
Why let TikTok have all the fun? YouTube is testing a new mobile feature that lets people string together short 15-second videos. Like TikTok videos, the short-form videos on YouTube contain multiple clips or “segments” and are filmed through the YouTube app. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Could Xiaomi Mi Band 5 fitness tracker have Amazon Alexa when it rolls out worldwide?

21Future - All the latest news / 7h
The global edition of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 might have Amazon Alexa, as well as NFC and blood oxygen monitoring.

Warner Bros. pushes back ‘Tenet’ release as COVID-19 cases surge in several states

100+TechCrunch / 7h
“Tenet” has been viewed as an important bellwether for Hollywood. After all, director Christopher Nolan has long been a surefire blockbuster machine, courtesy of films like the “Dark Knight” trilogy, “Inception” and “Interstellar.” The mysterious thriller will be a clear test of whether audiences are willing to brave the indoor theater experience, even as COVID-19 remains an on-going concern in m

Apple Recloses 10% of US Stores Following Spike in Covid-19 Cases

Apple 14 Florida US
67Gizmodo / 7h
After shuttering all of its U.S. retail locations in mid-March to prevent the spread of covid-19, Apple began reopening stores last month in May . But now, due to a recent spike in covid cases, Apple has decided to reclose 10% of its stores, primarily in southern states such as Florida. Read more...

Grab a Samsung 256GB MicroSD Card for a Decent $34

24Lifehacker / 7h
Samsung 256 GB Micro SD | $34 | Amazon Read more...

Best WordPress themes of 2020 : paid, free, and for business

400+Future - All the latest news / 7h
These are our top picks for the best free and paid WordPress themes.

Watch SpaceX launch 57 more Starlink satellites with its fourth launch in under a month

100+TechCrunch / 7h
UPDATE [1:45 p.m. EDT]: SpaceX has scrubbed the Starlink mission for today — it’s unclear when it’ll be reset for, but likely after the planned June 30 GPS satellite launch SpaceX has planned next. SpaceX is launching yet another Starlink mission – its fourth in a month – on Thursday afternoon at 4:18 p.m. EDT (1:18 p.m. PDT). The launch will carry 57 of SpaceX’s Starlink satellites, which will j

iPhone 12 price may be $100 less than earliest leaks

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
24SlashGear / 7h
The lowest price for a new iPhone 12 was rumored several times over the past several weeks – and it’s been pretty consistent. Prices ranged from $649 all the way up to over $1300 USD for iPhone 12, 12 Max, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max. Today a new rumor suggests that Apple won’t be ALL IN on 5G connectivity … Continue reading

A beginner’s guide to visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park

20The Points Guy / 7h
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, covering the Tennessee-North Carolina border is filled with scenic views, roaming wildlife and Southern charm. The park proudly carries the title of the most-visited national park year after year. Its proximity and drivability from much of the Southeastern United States brings more than 11 million visitors each year while the second-most visited national p

As the bike shortage endures, Dick's Sporting Goods has some on sale

The New York Times
24Mashable / 7h
TL;DR: Bikes are still on sale at Dick's Sporting Goods — save up to $70 on men's, women's, and children's bikes from Schwinn, Nishiki, and GT. Toilet paper and hand sanitizer weren't the only things to see a shortage during peak lockdown in March and April: The pandemic-fueled bicycling boom hit so hard that there were actually shortages of bikes able to be shipped from stores. As of May, the Ne

Gear up for summer with REI's 4th of July sale

Mashable / 7h
TL;DR: REI's Fourth of July sale is happening June 26 through July 6 and features up to 50% off camping gear, Hydro Flasks, and more. July Fourth is basically the unofficial start to summer camping season, so it only makes sense that Fourth of July sales would focus on camping gear like tents , chairs, and grills . REI has kicked off its Fourth of July sale , which runs June 26 through July 6. In

Is It Too Late to Defer College for a Semester?

56Lifehacker / 7h
Attending college is a financial decision that can impact graduates and their families for years after they complete their degree, if not decades. Read more...

The best earbuds 2020: our top earphones and in-ear headphones for any budget

1KFuture - All the latest news / 7h
The best earbuds and in-ear headphones of 2020, including wired, wireless, and true wireless models.

YC-backed Tango Builder wants to use aerospace engineering to build a house

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Housing has been constructed for millennia, and while clearly our modern abodes are ever so slightly better than the elk tents we used to live in, the construction techniques behind housing today haven’t progressed all that much. What has progressed are prices — it’s more expensive than ever to build a modern unit, and that’s just for housing — head over to commercial real estate and the numbers

The best cheap laptop deals this weekend: Lenovo, HP, Dell, and more

Lenovo Yoga Laptop
28Mashable / 7h
Laptops are big-ticket items, and aren't always as accessible as they should be in terms of price. The fact that it can cost you upwards of $2,000 to get a decent MacBook is... well, not all that fair. SEE ALSO: Best cheap laptops: 10 options for under $500 But, there are a lot of budget options out there that are actually worth checking out, meaning they aren't pieces of crap Chromebooks are amo

Amazon gets serious about self-driving cars by dropping more than $1 billion on Zoox

Amazon Driving Zoox
32Mashable / 7h
Amazon, like Waymo , Uber , and Tesla , appears to want to build fleets of autonomous cars. The retail giant acquired self-driving startup Zoox for more than $1 billion, The Information reported Friday. The Financial Times has a similar report, claiming that the actual value of the acquisition is more than $1.2 billion. Zoox itself confirmed the news in an Instagram post. "We are delighted to ann

The best Acer Swift 3 prices, deals and sales in June 2020

Future - All the latest news / 7h
Our roundup of the best Acer Swift 3 prices will find the right deal for you on these fantastic budget ultrabooks.

The Microsoft Store Is Selling Zunes or Whatever in Heaven Now

Microsoft Retail Apple
100+Gizmodo / 7h
Dearly beloved, we are gathered to mourn the loss, and celebrate the memory, of all 82 of Microsoft’s retail locations. They became incapacitated as a result of complications due to the current coronavirus pandemic in mid-March ; their parent company, Microsoft, opted to take the ailing stores off life support today. Read more...

American removes capacity caps, increases health safety measures

88The Points Guy / 8h
American Airlines will begin fully booking its flights again as demand allows starting next month. The carrier has already come under criticism for flying relatively full flights during the coronavirus pandemic, but is moving ahead with plans to sell all available seats on every flight as of July 1. That brings it in line with United Airlines , which was not observing any capacity caps. Delta , A

The Microsoft Store is Dead

100+How-To Geek / 8h
Like many retailers, Microsoft Stores closed during the global pandemic shut down. The lingering question has been, when would they reopen? Now Microsoft has an answer for us—never. The company announced it would permanently shut down all but four of its Microsoft Stores, and it will “reimagine” the remaining four in a way that won’t include retail sales. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The Garmin Forerunner 235 is just $155 at Amazon right now

Future - All the latest news / 8h
The latest Garmin smartwatch sales are offering the Forerunner 235 fitness tracker for just $155 right now.

With feature updates and new accessories, the RODECaster Pro is a podcaster’s dream come true

100+TechCrunch / 8h
You might have been considering — or have already started — picking up a new hobby this year, particularly one you can do at home. Podcasting seems to be a popular option, and RODE is a company that has done more to cater specifically to this audience than just about any other audio company out there. The RODECaster Pro ($599) all-in-one podcast production studio they released in 2018 is a fantas

5 reasons why I went all in on this hotel credit card

The Points Guy / 8h
Since I opened my first credit card nearly a decade ago, I have had a number of different cards — from cash-back cards to airline cards to premium travel cards — but it wasn’t until last year that I actually opened my first cobranded hotel credit card . I had never been much of a hotel loyalist (however, airline loyalty is another matter). Airbnb was my preferred platform and when I did stay at h

American Airlines Will Book Flights 100% Full As Of July 1

2KOne Mile at a Time / 8h
While demand for travel is still way down compared to last year, we’ve seen a massive increase in travelers over the past few weeks. Given how many aircraft have been grounded by airlines, those flights that are operating tend to be pretty full. Well, American Airlines flights may be getting even busier as of July 1. American Airlines will no longer block seats Since April, American Airlines has

These Free Books Can Help Kids with Autism Understand the Pandemic

200+Lifehacker / 8h
It can be difficult for any child (or adult, honestly) to grasp all the changes we’ve had to make in our lives this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. But children with autism often need a little extra help in understanding why life looks so different right now, especially as we approach the start of another… Read more...

Noise Cancelling podcast episode 17: macOS 11 Big Sur, iOS 14 and Google Pixel 4a

31Future - All the latest news / 8h
The best tech podcast you've never heard, pumped straight into your ears.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 release date, price, news and leaks

1KFuture - All the latest news / 8h
Here's what we know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, and what we want to see.

How to Save a Web Page as a PDF in Mozilla Firefox

How-To Geek / 8h
Sometimes, you might want to grab a local copy of a web page while using Firefox. Luckily, there’s a handy way to save it by printing the page directly to a PDF file on both Windows 10 and Macs. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

PC Gamers Clutch Their Wallets in Fear as Steam's Summer Sale Returns

33How-To Geek / 8h
Like most PC gamers, I have dozens of games connected to online store accounts that I’ve never played. And yet, when I saw Steam’s Summer Sale this morning, fifty dollars and sixty-three cents flew out of my wallet and waved to me as it disappeared into Valve’s digital pocket. Now I have dozens of unplayed games, plus three more. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Everything coming to Hulu in July 2020

53Mashable / 8h
Read more... More about Hulu , Streaming , Lin Manuel Miranda , Palm Springs , and Entertainment

Microsoft announces plans to close its retail stores

37SlashGear / 8h
Microsoft is making a rather big announcement today, revealing plans to close many of its retail stores. Not all of them are closing, but when Microsoft is done culling its retail locations, only a few will remain. It seems that retail employees will be able to stay with the company too, either by working in-person at corporate offices or by … Continue reading

Google expands automatic information deletion

Popular Mechanics / 8h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Google's Android TV dongle might arrive alongside new software

Google Android TV A11
96Engadget / 8h
Google’s previously leaked Android TV dongle appears to be edging closer to release. The 9to5Google team has discovered that a new Android 11 preview for the developer-only ADT-3 dongle shows the media player, nicknamed “Sabrina,” in a tutorial video. The clip suggests that the hardware design hasn’t changed in the months since the earlier material was created, including a simple egg-like design

The best Vodafone SIM only deals we've seen for a very long time are ending soon

Future - All the latest news / 8h
These Vodafone SIM only deals are cheap, filled with data and packed with cashback but they end next week.

Robo-dolphin creates a splash and other tech news

100+BBC News - Technology / 8h
BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at the best of the week's technology stories.

Pokémon Sleep release date, features and what we know about the sleep tracking app

30Future - All the latest news / 8h
Pokémon Sleep is a new app for making sleep-tracking fun by bringing in your favorite pocket monsters.

BWI: The Strange Story of How Baltimore’s Friendship Airport Got a New Name

View from the Wing / 8h
Baltimore/Washington International airport is named for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. But that's not the interesting part of its name. It was once known as Friendship International airport and its airport code was a logical BAL for Baltimore. Before Washington Dulles opened jets that were too large for National airport went to Baltimore. Continue reading ...

Agora’s above-range IPO pricing underscores a welcoming IPO market

100+TechCrunch / 8h
In a move that highlights how open the American IPO window may be at the moment, China-based Agora priced its public offering at $20 per share last night , ahead of its $16 to $18 proposed price range. ( Update: As noted here , the company has a second HQ in California.) At $20 per share, the 17.5 million shares sold in its debut raised $350 million, a huge haul for a company that reported around

Should I buy airline miles?

The Points Guy / 8h
It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has left the travel industry reeling. Amid bankruptcies, furloughs and layoffs, many travel companies are trying to weather the storm — and find better streams of revenue. Airlines selling miles directly to members is a common occurrence in the world of points and miles. But in recent months, several airlines are running promotions on these purchases t

Microsoft is permanently closing all of its retail stores

Microsoft Store Retail
500+Engadget / 8h
On Friday, Microsoft said it plans to close all of its physical Microsoft Store locations across the US and overseas permanently. Moving forward, it will focus its efforts on, where customers can go to purchase products, as well as get support and training. The company will “reimagine” four locations — in London, New York City, Sydney and Redmond — as Microsoft Experience Centers bu

Luckin Coffee will unluckin’ly delist from Nasdaq following fraud allegations

300+TechCrunch / 8h
It was one of the fastest growing startups in modern history and one of the most anticipated IPOs of 2019. But now, following the company’s disclosure of a potential fraud of hundreds of millions of dollars, Luckin’s journey is starting to meet its end. The company, in a statement today filed with the SEC, said that it would not contest Nasdaq’s decision to delist the company after having receive

Mobile industry and tech channel moves for June 2020

Future - All the latest news / 9h
We keep tabs of the job switchers so you don't have to

Scientists theorize black hole mergers could create light

Light Two Black Hole
SlashGear / 9h
Anyone with a passing familiarity with black holes knows that they are said to have such high levels of gravity that even light can’t escape. A new theory suggests that a black hole merger could produce light. Astronomers from the American Museum of Natural History describe what may be the first light ever detected from a black hole merger. Scientists … Continue reading

Microsoft is closing all of its retail stores for good

Microsoft Retail Apple
500+TechCrunch / 9h
As other retailers begin the slow, cautious move to reopen, Microsoft has announced that it will be permanently shutting down the vast majority of its retail stores. There are some exceptions, including flagships in urban hubs including London, New York City, Sydney and its own campus in Redmond, Washington, but the remainder of the locations are going away. Microsoft has since written to clarify

Is Solar Worth It in Your Area? Use This Free Cost Benefit Service to Find Out.

Futurism / 9h
Have you been thinking about installing a solar energy system in your home? If so, that’s a good thing. There has never been a better time to go solar. However, solar energy isn’t always right for everybody, and the process can be extremely complicated. So, is solar worth it? If you’re serious about finding out, the very first thing you need to do is get a free estimate and consultation from the

Mia Khalifa is now a TikTok star, and she loves it

100Mashable / 9h
This week was a whirlwind for Mia Khalifa. Not only did she undergo rhinoplasty surgery, but for a few hours, the internet thought she died . Fortunately Khalifa is very much alive, and the former pornstar and current sports commentator has found a new, welcoming world online: TikTok. "I've never really enjoyed social media," said Khalifa in an interview with Mashable. Prior to TikTok, she made a

American Airlines Gate Agent Prays Over PA

500+One Mile at a Time / 9h
Well this is sure to be controversial. A Twitter user shares a video of an American Airlines gate agent praying over the loudspeaker, in order to have “a moment of prayer for our customers and our nation.” The Twitter user says this was taken by a friend yesterday at gate 38 at Washington National Airport. In the video, the gate agent can be heard saying the following, among other things: “Teach

Replace File Explorer With This Free Windows App

Microsoft Windows 10
89Lifehacker / 9h
Windows’ File Explorer has evolved and expanded over those years, but the core functionality remains largely the same. And it’s just as clunky and ugly as ever. Read more...

Amazon to acquire autonomous driving startup Zoox

Amazon Driving Zoox
500+TechCrunch / 9h
Amazon has announced that it will acquire Zoox, a self-driving startup founded in 2014, which has raised nearly $1 billion in funding and which aims to develop autonomous driving technology, including vehicles, for the purposes of providing a full-stack solution for ride-hailing. Zoox will continue to exist as a standalone business, according to Amazon’s announcement, with current CEO Aicha Evans

A Familiar Jurassic Park Name Returns for Dominion, With a New Face

76Gizmodo / 9h
Disney could push back Mulan ’s release once more. Try to be surprised, but yes, Chiwetel Ejiofor will be back for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness . The Michael Bay-produced coronavirus disaster movie expands its cast. Plus, Flex Mentallo helps Rita out in new Doom Patrol pictures, and Gerard Butler runs… Read more...

Protecting OT systems with IT collaboration

Future - All the latest news / 9h
In a world where a factory production line could be controlled by malicious actors, it’s essential that businesses adopt a collaborative approach to security solutions.

Best budget phones in India under Rs 10,000 for July 2020

500+Future - All the latest news / 9h
There are many smartphones under the Rs 10,000 category but only few among them offer real value

Netflix's 'Eurovision Song Contest' is Rachel McAdams' time to shine

100+Mashable / 9h
In case you couldn't guess from that unwieldy mouthful of a title, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is one of those Will Ferrell comedies set in an insular world filled with wacky, larger-than-life personalities, with Ferrell playing the wackiest, largest personality of them all. In that regard, Eurovision Song Contest delivers, albeit with diminishing returns. Once again, Ferrell

Waymo and Volvo team to work on self-driving cars

Volvo Waymo Self Driving
SlashGear / 9h
Waymo and Volvo Car Group announced an expanded partnership that is intended to create a collaboration enabling easy integration of vehicles with the Waymo Driver. The integration will make the vehicles well-suited to ride-hailing, local delivery, tracking, and personal car ownership. Waymo is now the exclusive global L4 partner for the Volvo Car Group. The deal includes partnerships with Volvo …

Safari for iOS 14 will spotlight the ad trackers following your every move

24Future - All the latest news / 9h
New Safari update will highlight the extent to which web users are tracked as they browse.

Oscar’s health insurance platform nabs another $225 million

Oscar Health $225M
200+TechCrunch / 9h
The direct-to-consumer health insurer Oscar has raised another $225 million in its latest, late-stage round of funding as its vision of tech-enabled healthcare services to drive down consumer costs becomes more and more of a reality. In an effort to prevent a patient’s potential exposure to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, most healthcare practices are seeing patients remotely via virtual consult

The way to win is to lose the most money the fastest

97TechCrunch / 9h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a bit feisty, but that’s only because Danny Crichton and Natasha Mascarenhas and I were all in pretty good spirits. It would have been hard to not be, given how much good stuff there was to chew over. We kicked off with two funding rounds from companies

Joel Schumacher and the Non-Crisis of Infinite Batmans

100+Wired / 9h
Batman Forever and Batman & Robin have been punch lines since the ’90s. But the director’s death reminds us that everyone has their own Dark Knight.

What Apple’s Silicon Chips Suggest About Its Future

100+Wired / 9h
Plus: A grand philosophical theory of products, why the internet isn't considered a utility, and reports of darker skies ahead.

The 8 Best Reusable Water Bottles (2020): Insulated and Non-Insulated

84Wired / 9h
Give up the disposables once and for all with these insulated and non-insulated alternatives.

AI robot 'Erica' will star in $70 million sci-fi movie 'b'

400+Engadget / 9h
Robots are likely to replace a lot of jobs in the future, but these roles are generally well-suited to automation. For some jobs — particularly creative professions — it’ll be much harder to simply swap in a digital employee. But as a forthcoming feature film proves, it won’t be impossible. According to Hollywood Reporter , s cience-fiction movie b will be the first to rely on an artificially int

Missing Wimbledon? Let this retro mobile game ace your day

52Mashable / 9h
Every year when summer rolls around it typically signifies a few things: warmer weather, pub gardens, half term, and Wimbledon. But although the iconic tournament has been postponed until 2021, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun – albeit, in a digital way this year. Wimbledon has developed a digital game called ‘Play The Championships’ that pits you against seven rounds of The Cham

I Know It's $3,000 and a Pain to Install, But Tonal Is Worth It

73Gizmodo / 9h
I’ve spent a good portion of my time inside during lockdown sifting through the best Instagram Live workouts , but working out at home isn’t really my thing. The global covid-19 pandemic—and subsequent gym closures—forced me to reevaluate that stance. Free streaming workouts are fine and all, but what I really needed… Read more...

7 Coffee Subscription Boxes That'll Perk You Up

24How-To Geek / 9h
Nothing’s better than enjoying a perfect cup of coffee, except maybe having delightful new kinds of coffee regularly delivered right to your doorstep! With these tasty coffee subscription boxes, you can try coffee flavors from all around the world. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Create a Timeline in Microsoft PowerPoint

34How-To Geek / 9h
One of PowerPoint’s charms is the ability to visually represent information by using its large library of available graphics, such as charts and graphs. If you want to create a timeline, well, Microsoft has just the thing. Here’s how it’s done. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

5 Great Handheld Gaming Machines for Under $100

28How-To Geek / 9h
While you may love playing games on your home console or powerful desktop PC, those aren’t exactly portable machines. If you want to play games on the go, you’re going to need something more pocket friendly. Sure, you could just play on your phone, but there are many handheld gaming systems that offer a much better experience. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

What it would take for me to consider the Apple Card

The Points Guy / 9h
This page includes information about the Discover it Cash Back card that is not currently available on The Points Guy and may be out of date. I am an Apple person. Both my personal and work laptops are Macbooks, and I have an iPad (which I’m thinking of trading for an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil), iPhone and iWatch. I’m even considering getting AirPod Pros once I start traveling again. (Photo by Ja

Which Note-Taking App Should I Use for Apple Devices?

45Lifehacker / 9h
I often write about pretty intense and aggravating tech issues for Lifehacker’s Tech 911 column. It can be ... a lot. In the interests of taking a small summer breather, I’m going to lighten the mood this week and focus on a problem that affects everyone—not just the handful of you currently experiencing flames… Read more...

How tech can help Indian companies for the WFH world

Future - All the latest news / 9h
As the Covid-19 pandemic does not look like abating, and work from home has become the new normal, technology is helping companies to stay afloat and evolve.

Lenovo dual-screen Yoga laptop might be in the works

Lenovo Yoga Laptop
SlashGear / 10h
Fans and dreamers may have been disheartened by the announcement that Microsoft was delaying not just the Windows 10X version of its operating system but also its focus on dual-screen devices, specifically the Surface Neo. Of course, Microsoft doesn’t have the monopoly of such ideas and manufacturers may still decide to push through with or without Windows 10X. ASUS has … Continue reading

Controversy Erupts Over American Airlines Employee Praying At The Gate

39View from the Wing / 10h
A passenger noticed an American Airlines employee at Washington National airport offering a prayer over the PA system at one of the gates and videotaped it. They sent it to a friend who shared it to twitter with outrage. Although I don’t really see anything wrong with offering a prayer right now, it may even bring some comfort during difficult times. Continue reading ...

Remember All Your Passwords With a Year of Dashlane Premium, Now 50% off

Gizmodo / 10h
Save 50% on Dashlane Premium | $30 | Dashlane | Use code SUMMER50 Read more...

Airline Unions Request Another $32 Billion From The Government

44One Mile at a Time / 10h
Six unions representing US airline workers want another $32 billion from the government. This is a concept I simply can’t get behind… Payroll protection with the CARES Act The CARES Act, which was passed a few month ago, offers around $50 billion in support to airlines. This includes $32 billion worth of grants through the Payroll Support Program (PSP), whereby the government is essentially takin

Navigating productivity in a disrupted landscape: insights from nine tech leaders

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The global pandemic has changed the way businesses approach productivity.

Fortnite Movie Nite: Christopher Nolan's hit films screen in-game

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Christopher Nolan's movies play inside Fortnite while his latest film is delayed again.

Engadget Podcast: WWDC breakdown and a health-tech check-in

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The biggest news event of the week was Apple’s virtual WWDC keynote , during which the company showed off a ton of upcoming features to its various software products. In Devindra’s absence, Cherlynn is joined by Dan Cooper as guest co-host, as well as senior mobile editor Chris Velazco to rip into Apple’s latest updates. From iOS 14 vs Android, to watchOS 7 , to macOS and Apple’s transition to AR

Researchers discovered an extinct family of giant wombat in the Australian desert

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Scientists working in Australia have discovered a giant marsupial that roamed prehistoric Australian 25 billion years ago. The giant marsupial is so different from other wombats that scientists had to create a new family to accommodate it. The wombat-like marsupial was named Mukupirna nambensis. Scientists say that it was placed in a whole new family of marsupials because it’s so … Continue readi

Meet the first 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid – here’s why it’s special

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The 2021 F-150 may be Ford’s 14th generation of the pickup, but it’s also the first to offer a full hybrid option. The 2021 F-150 PowerBoost sees the F-Series embrace electrification for the first time, and the advantages are in more than just economy. Ford’s system doesn’t stint on the gas engine. It’s a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6, in fact, with … Continue reading

'Covid-19 means I can join Pride and not get arrested'

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The pandemic has seen Pride events cancelled worldwide but an unprecedented online event is planned.

Automating payments for the corporate sales force leads to a $10 million windfall for Spiff

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Salt Lake City’s Spiff has announced a $10 million round of funding to expand the sales and marketing efforts for its service that automates commission payments for sales people. Some of the biggest names in startup tech are using the service to pay their sales force, including Brex, Workfront, Algolia and the publicly traded startup Qualys. The idea at Spiff is to create a new software category

Marriott’s CEO Is Parrotting Chinese President Xi’s Re-Election Talking Points

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Marriott has about 100 hotels in China. To do business there is to acquiesce to the country's leadership. Marriott has consistently towed the party line, as it did two years ago when spanked by the Chinese government for listing Taiwan as a separate country. They fired an hourly worker who 'liked' a tweet supporting Taiwanese independence and proactively removed banned books from hotels . Now the

Five Indian offerings on OTT platforms worth catching this weekend

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A pretty happening week for Indian films and series on the OTT platforms. Here's a quick lowdown on five Indian productions that have already become talking points on social media platforms.

Former PM Tony Blair says UK should side with US on Huawei

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Blair prioritises security above all else in latest Huawei resistance.

It's Time for an End-of-Life Discussion About Nursing Homes

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With residents and staff dying by the tens of thousands, the very future of long-term care should be in question.

Apple’s Virtual WWDC Wasn’t Better Than the Real Thing

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This week, we discuss Apple’s big news, and we admit our hope that tech conferences return to the real world sooner rather than later.

The Rocket Motor of the Future Breathes Air Like a Jet Engine

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This theoretical engine could drastically reduce the cost of getting to space. Now two companies are trying to make it real.

Chinese bank requires foreign firm to install app with covert backdoor

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Enlarge (credit: Jeremy Brooks / Flickr ) A large, multinational technology company got a nasty surprise recently as it was expanding its operations to China. The software a local bank required the company to install so it could pay local taxes contained an advanced backdoor. The cautionary tale, detailed in a report published Thursday , said the software package, called Intelligent Tax and produ

Steam's Summer Sale kicks off with discounts on 'Doom Eternal', 'Skyrim' and more

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The Steam Summer Sale is now live and has thousands of games on discount if you’re looking for something new to help you cope with COVID-19-related stress. You can get Metal Gear Solid V for $6 or 70 percent of its original price, Cities Skylines for $7.50 (75 percent off) and Tabletop Simulator , which enjoyed a rise in popularity after the lockdowns started, for $10 (50 percent off). Doom Etern

Southwest vs Allegiant: What it’s like to fly a low-cost airline during a pandemic

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While the coronavirus pandemic has continued to ground most TPG staffers, two of us cautiously went on domestic trips just last week to visit family. I hopped on a Southwest flight from New York La Guardia to Chicago Midway while my coworker Caitlin Riddell — TPG’s Social Media Lead — flew from Fort Lauderdale to Knoxville on Allegiant Air . Before our flights, we were both curious as to what fly

How to Stop Strava From Making Your Home Address Public

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Strava is one of the best running and cycling tracking apps, but it’s also a privacy nightmare. Not only have people leaked the locations of secret U.S. military bases just by using it, but it also automatically shares your workout routes on the web. If you start at your home, anyone can figure out where you live. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Cadillac Lyriq all-electric SUV is debuting on August 6

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We have some good news for Cadillac fans. The carmaker’s electric offensive begins soon as the Lyriq all-electric SUV is set to debut on August 6. General Motors had to push back the official reveal of both the Lyriq and all-new Hummer EV in the face of a growing pandemic last May, but the long wait is finally over. The … Continue reading

Ibram X. Kendi and Stephen Colbert have an important conversation about anti-racism

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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is America's leading scholar on anti-racism and the author of the best-selling non-fiction book How to Be An Antiracist . On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Kendi had an important conversation with Colbert about the role of anti-racism in affecting real change in cultures with deep-rooted systemic racism. Kendi began by explaining the fundamental difference between identify

A new US bill would ban the police use of facial recognition

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The news: US Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill that would ban the use of facial recognition technology by federal law enforcement agencies. Specifically, it would make it illegal for any federal agency or official to “acquire, possess, access, or use” biometric surveillance technology in the US. It would also require state and local law enforcement to bring in similar bans in order to r

Tesla factory workers who stayed home due to COVID fears face termination

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Enlarge / Tesla's main US factory in Fremont, California. (credit: Andrei Stanescu / Getty) Two workers, Carlos Gabriel and Jessica Naro, say that they received termination notices from Tesla last week after taking unpaid time off in an effort to avoid the coronavirus. The San Jose Mercury News first reported Gabriel's termination notice last week. Both workers say that they were contacted this w

Facebook starts alerting users when they share old news

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Facebook has been making a concerted effort to stop the spread of fake news, images and other material following their fallout with users over misinformation campaigns.

How to Watch Movies and Shows With Other People

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Meeting up with friends or heading to the movies isn’t quite as easy as it used to be—in some place, it’s not even possible. But streaming services are filling in the gaps with a growing number of ways to watch something with other people, even when you’re physically alone. Read more...

How to maximize points on first-year college essentials

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As soon as I graduated from high school, I spent the entire summer preparing to leave for college. From googling packing lists to online shopping for dorm decor, I was both anxious and excited to start the next chapter of my life. While I was coordinating with my roommate on how to furnish our room, I found that first-year college essentials can be costly and add up quickly. Fortunately, you can

Hump!, the online porn fest that wouldn’t have happened without quarantine

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Enlarge / Columnist and author Dan Savage spoke with Ars Technica about the first year that Hump!, his offline amateur-porn festival, has had an online component. (credit: The Stranger / Hump! / Aurich Lawson ) However cooped up you may feel after months of bingeing films and TV series in quarantine, it's not entirely likely that you'd look at this article's headline and say, "Yes, I need to kick

Safari finally gets a key feature that might help it keep up with Chrome

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Apple says devs will soon be able to port Chrome extensions to Safari.

The Morning After: Gucci rolls out its first esports watch

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Here’s a low-stakes question to get your Friday started: What do you think of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip ? Some early adopters out there must have jumped on the company’s second foldable phone, and we want to know how things are going so far . Engadget Are you enjoying its built-in stand, or being able to snap the phone closed at the end of a call like we did in the old days? Foldable devices haven’

Amazon launches ‘Smart Stores’ in India to win mom and pop

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For Amazon, it’s never too late to try something in India. The e-commerce giant is exploring ways to further spread its tentacles in the largely offline, technology-free neighborhood stores in one of its key overseas markets . The American firm’s latest attempt is called “ Smart Stores .” For this India-specific program, Amazon is providing physical stores with software to maintain a digital log

The rise of drag on Twitch

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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. To say these last few months have been a hard time for performers would be an understatement. As the coronavirus pandemic really took hold around March, and government-mandated lockdowns saw businesses shuttered, artists and p

Want a cheap Galaxy Watch? This unlimited data deal will save you £144

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Galaxy Watch deals from EE mean you can save £144 on a brand new smartwatch plus unlimited data.

Snapdragon 8cx Plus could give Windows 10 on ARM a slight boost

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Apple, as always, made headlines this week with its confirmation that it is indeed moving towards its own ARM-based processors. Of course, it isn’t the first major operating system vendor to make such a move, though its one-way journey is more permanent than Microsoft’s foray into ARM-based devices. The latter hasn’t exactly been a roaring success for a variety of … Continue reading

Rocket Report: Used Falcon 9s to launch humans, Scottish spaceport advances

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Enlarge / Space Perspective aims to launch humans in balloons by 2024. (credit: Space Perspective ) Welcome to Edition 3.05 of the Rocket Report! This week, much of the focus is on small rockets, and we have plenty of new deals to discuss. So let's jump right into it! As always, we welcome reader submissions , and if you don't want to miss an issue, please subscribe using the box below (the form

An Embattled Group of Leakers Picks Up the WikiLeaks Mantle

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After releasing over a million hacked law enforcement files, DDoSecrets got banned from Twitter. But it has no plans to slow down.

Covid-19 Vaccine Makers Turn to Microchip Tech to Beat Glass Shortages

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We'll need millions of vials to distribute the vaccine. The US government thinks manufacturing methods from the semiconductor industry can help.

How to Build the Perfect Pump-Up Playlist

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Research shows that music makes a lot of us feel more inspired and productive. Here are some tips on finding your flow—and some tracks to get you started.

How to leverage Hyatt partnerships beyond hotel stays

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The World of Hyatt loyalty program has multiple partners including American Airlines , MGM Resorts International and Lindblad Expeditions . Some of the partners are primarily useful for earning or redeeming Hyatt points, while others may also provide Hyatt elites status with other brands. So it’s definitely worthwhile to familiarize yourself with these partnerships and how they can benefit you as

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus may debut in July

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If things go fine, the Snapdragon 865 Plus is rumoured to debut next month and may power the flagship Android devices slated to launch during the second half of 2020.

Bain Capital To Take Over Virgin Australia

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In April Virgin Australia entered voluntary administration , after the carrier’s request for government aid was denied. At the beginning of the month potential buyers for Virgin Australia were narrowed down to Bain Capital and Cyrus Capital Partners. Well, Cyrus Capital Partners has withdrawn from the process due to a “lack of engagement,” claiming that Deloitte (the administrators) stopped retur

OnePlus Z could have a dual-lens front camera that’s better than the OnePlus 8’s

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A leak suggests the OnePlus Z will have a dual-lens front camera with a lot of megapixels.

Google announces support package for UK small businesses

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Google support initiative aimed at helping UK SMEs recover strongly from coronavirus pandemic.

How to Integrate Your iPhone with a Windows PC or Chromebook

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The iPhone was designed to work best with Macs, iCloud, and other Apple technologies. However, it can be a great companion for a Windows PC or Chromebook, too. It’s all about finding the right tools to bridge the gap. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

2021 Ram TRX debuts this summer with Hellcat-powered V8 engine

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The 2021 Ram TRX is a long time coming. The TRX (or T-Rex for, what else, a Tyrannosaurus Rex) is Ram’s newest contender in the high-performance truck segment, aiming squarely at the mighty Ford Raptor.The Ram TRX – affectionately called the Rebel TRX – was first shown as a concept in 2016. Ram took the next big step in 2018 … Continue reading

Garmin's feature-packed Forerunner 235 GPS watch is just $140 on Amazon

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Garmin might have launched its Forerunner 235 GPS running watch back in 2015, but it’s a feature-packed device that’s stood the test of time. Now, Amazon has it on offer for $140 , which is the retailer's lowest price ever. It’s a significant discount compared to its original $330 launch price (and subsequent reductions over the years) but also around $30 cheaper than rival retailers. Buy Garmin

Amsterdam ejects Airbnb et al from three central districts in latest P2P platform limits

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Another brick in the wall for vacation rental platforms: Amsterdam is booting Airbnb and other such platforms from three districts in the city’s old center from July 1, further tightening its rules for such services. In other districts in the famous city of canals, vacation rentals will only be permitted with a permit from next Wednesday, still for a maximum of 30 nights per year. The latest tigh

There is no cybersecurity silver bullet

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Businesses must leverage a company-wide cyber-culture to help protect against cybercrime.

Microsoft will no longer let you defer Windows 10 update downloads

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Users will no longer be able to manually push back Windows 10 update installs.

UK government set to join bid for OneWeb

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UK set to join consortium as bidding for satellite firm OneWeb heats up

Google Photos app gets a new design and a new feature

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Although often seen as a form of narcissism, selfies, just like the normal photos that we take, are the way this age celebrates and preserves memories. The growing capabilities of smartphones allow us to take photos by the dozens even hundreds, making it hard to organize and search for photos take just months ago. Google says it created Google Photos … Continue reading

Core meditation trainer review: The orb, it works!

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Core $169 View Product The Good Comforting design • Excellent battery life • Great heart health measurements The Bad Can buzz too much • Premium 'studio' offering not worth the cost The Bottom Line Easy to pick up, hard to put down, the Core trainer will build your meditation habit like no other device. ⚡ Mashable Score 4.75 😎 Cool Factor 5.0 📘Learning Curve 5.0 💪Performance 4.5 💵Bang for the

Playing 'Breath of the Wild' wrong was the best decision I made during social distancing

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When I play video games, I have a bad habit of taking quest instructions too seriously. When they tell me, like they do in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , to please hurry in my journey to save the princess, I haul ass to get that princess saved. It’s possible that I do this because I’ve played too many games where waiting is actually detrimental to the game’s ending, but the more likely

Redmi 9A - First details appear online

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A leaked product catalogue shows us a lot of upcoming smart gadgets, including the Redmi 9A.