Monday, June 08, 2020

TPS Consulting Monday Afternoon News


'Schitt's Creek' cast and Mariah Carey singing 'Hero' to teachers will fill your heart with joy

11KMashable / 9h
Not all heroes get the credit or celebration they deserve. Teachers play such a vital role in all our lives — from shaping how we think to providing support and encouragement in our most formative years. On Sunday, the cast of Schitt's Creek in character were joined by Mariah Carey to sing "Hero" to pay tribute to the work teachers do — and yes, David chose the song. The well-harmonised, genuinel

The US Air Force is preparing a human versus AI dogfight

1KEngadget / 8h
The US Air Force has long been exploring the way artificial intelligence (AI) can assist in its operations — back in 2016 we saw combat AI beat some of the Air Force’s top tactical experts, for example. Now, researchers are working on an autonomous drone designed to take down a piloted plane in air-to-air combat, with a showdown slated for July 2021. As reported by Air Force Magazine , the Air Fo

Elon Musk says Starship is now SpaceX’s top priority

Musk Starship SpaceX1KTechCrunch / 7h
SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk says that after accomplishing its first human launch, the company’s primary focus going forward will be developing Starship, its next-generation spacecraft. According to an internal email seen by CNBC , Musk said that Starship is job one for the company, with the exception of ensuring that everything goes well with the forthcoming return of the Crew Dragon capsule

The Good, the Bad and the Traumatic: Reevaluating the Role of Sharing Black Death on Social Media

67Lifehacker / 8min
From the days of American slavery to the present, the world has seen an abundance of media depicting black trauma—from death to violence and everything in between. Read more...

These Weird-Ass Sea Creatures Live In ‘Snot Palaces’ That Capture Carbon

Gizmodo / 8min
Imagine the grossest home you’ve ever been to. Your beer-can littered college dorm room? The apartment of an ex-boyfriend who slept on a smelly, stained mattress on the floor? No matter what you’re thinking of, giant larvaceans’ homes probably top it. Read more...

Practice your surf skills in this massive wave pool — Future Blink

28Mashable / 17min
Surf Lakes is the world’s largest wave pool and creates over 2000 waves per hour. Read more... More about Tech , Sports , Mashable Video , Surfing , and Future Blink

AUKEY's 8-in-1 USB-C Hub Has All the Plugs You Need, Down to $30

Gizmodo / 21min
AUKEY 8-in-1 USB-C Hub | $29 | Amazon | Use code 3JA5BRED Read more...

This giant bubble is designed to protect COVID-19 doctors — Future Blink

36Mashable / 23min
Mobile PPS is a protective care unit that allows doctors to check on patients in person without physically touching them. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Healthcare , Future Blink , Coronavirus , and Covid 19

Here's a great gift idea: Wireless earbuds that are massively on sale

24Mashable / 27min
TL;DR: Get reliable sound without breaking the bank with the Veho STIX True Wireless Earphones for $69.99, a 71% savings as of June 8. A good pair of earbuds shouldn't cost hundreds of dollars. And yet, we all throw caution to the wind and break the bank to score the latest pair of AirPods or Beats headphones. It's quite ridiculous — especially if you're the kind of person who loses or breaks thi

The Flash's Hartley Sawyer Has Been Fired After Vile Tweets Resurface

78Gizmodo / 26min
Hartley Sawyer, the actor who played the Elongated Man on CW’s The Flash , has been fired from the show after past racist and misogynist tweets of his resurfaced on social media. Read more...

The Future of Xbox Isn't Just a Console

44Wired / 27min
With the Xbox Series X on the horizon, Microsoft’s head of videogame hardware sees a future where consoles may no longer be front and center.

Marriott suspends brand standards and elite benefits guarantee due to coronavirus

The Points Guy / 28min
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has upended nearly every element of the travel experience and made it harder for hotels to deliver the experience that guests expect, as properties are forced to deal with supply chain issues, staffing shortages, and various local and federal health regulations. As anyone who’s stayed in a hotel recently will tell you, things are far from normal and travelers are

These Are the Only Shoes Your Kid Needs This Summer

20Lifehacker / 30min
Got any fun plans this summer? Or is your summer going to look much like the end of winter and all of spring this year—except more outdoors than indoors? Most of us will not be going out in public all that much, let alone somewhere fancy. So really, the only shoes your kids needs this summer are water shoes. Read more...

Save more than 50% on this rooftop cargo carrier for your car

Mashable / 32min
TL;DR: Pack all your gear to fit on top of your car with the Pilot™ Automotive Cargo Carrier for half off, making it just $49.99 as of June 8. 'Tis the season for road trips to the beach , summer vacations, family camping trips, and mountain excursions. And no matter where you're heading, there's one theme every adventure seems to share: a lack of cargo space. You're either forced to stuff the ca

Here Are a Bunch of Photos of Cops Not Wearing Masks

200+Futurism / 35min
At a protest in Queens, I asked a police officer why he wasn’t wearing a mask. “Corona’s over,” he replied. As Black Lives Matter protests against police violence and systematic racism erupted across the country, an unfortunate trend has emerged: while police often show up heavily armed and wearing riot gear , they seldom wear medical masks or other face coverings to prevent COVID-19 from spreadi

What to Do if Your Favorite Store Files for Bankruptcy

Lifehacker / 44min
J.Crew, Neiman Marcus, JCPenney, Pier 1 Imports: These are just a few of the retailers that have filed for bankruptcy during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more...

RedMagic 5G Review : More gamer now than phone

SlashGear / 45min
The gaming phone RedMagic 5G is effectively a collection of the most interesting gaming technology yet offered on a phone, jammed in the body of a very optimistic handset. This device feels like it was made by a company that had the opportunity to take chances. Unlike other devices I’d classify as niche, the Red Magic 5G includes features that … Continue reading

Get All the Tech to Spy on Spot for Just $35

Lifehacker / 50min
Netvue Dog Camera | $35 | Amazon

Elizabeth Moss on making Shirley Jackson her own for 'Shirley'

24Mashable / 58min
Elisabeth Moss talks about her portrayal of legendary horror writer Shirley Jackson in her latest film. "Shirley" is now available to stream on Hulu. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Hulu , Elisabeth Moss , Shirley Jackson , and Shirley

How to Change the Skin Tone of Your Zoom Reactions

20Lifehacker / 57min
Nobody likes looking like Homer Simpson. At least, that’s how I feel whenever I fire off an emoji to a friend on my smartphone and forget to change the skin tone. If yellow’s your thing, that’s great; I think it looks a bit weird in a text message. Read more...

'Last Comic Standing's' Mehran Khaghani paints along with Bob Ross — The Bob Ross Challenge

20Mashable / 1h
Comedian Mehran Khaghani almost loses it from the beginning, but sings his way through the Bob Ross Challenge. Read more... More about Funny , Mashable Video , Comedy , Landscapes , and Standup

Motorola One Fusion+ serves up a pop-up selfie camera and a hefty battery

Motorola One AndroidSlashGear / 1h
As we finished out last week, Motorola unveiled the Moto G Fast and the Moto E. The company is keeping the device reveals rolling today by announcing the One Fusion+, a new mid-range device with a pop-up selfie camera. Beyond the pop-up camera, the phone has a rather large battery that should last quite some time on a full charge. … Continue reading

What to Watch Tonight, June 8, 2020

20Lifehacker / 1h
Looking for something to watch tonight? Every afternoon we’re hunting down and highlighting the best viewing options around. Read more...

Logitech’s iPad Keyboard Is the Magic Keyboard for Everyone Else

Apple iPhone iPad GroupGizmodo / 1h
Apple’s 10.2-inch base-model iPad is a great deal. For $330, you get a speedy, solid tablet perfect for streaming TV, reading ebooks, and surfing the internet. But one little difference I didn’t think much about when Apple refreshed its cheapest iPad last year is the addition of the Smart Connector, which allows you… Read more...

Sony’s PlayStation 5 rescheduled event detailed: What to expect

Sony PS5 PlayStation 5SlashGear / 1h
Earlier this month, Sony canceled its planned June 4 PlayStation 5 event in light of protests taking place around the world. We didn’t know at the time when the event would take place, but Sony is finally back with that detail, revealing that it will hold the PlayStation 5 game unveiling on June 11 instead. Fans can expect a number … Continue reading

BankDirect Ending AAdvantage Checking Program

28One Mile at a Time / 1h
I’ve had a BankDirect mileage-earning checking account for about as long as I’ve had a blog. It has been a stable place to keep my emergency fund savings, and even with the fees on the account, I was happy to earn AAdvantage miles for my account balance. I recently closed my BankDirect account, and moved those funds to a Bask Savings account — both Bask and BankDirect are part of Texas Capital Ba

7 secrets Miami locals don’t want you to know

The Points Guy / 1h
Overflowing with natural beauty, culture and diversity, Miami attracts millions of tourists each year for its nightlife, white-sand beaches , diverse dining and unparalleled entertainment options. Yes, tourists flock to South Beach for all its famed glory and rightfully so, but some of Miami’s best-kept secrets are far away from Ocean Drive and revered by locals. Here are seven insider tips to he

Tear Up Herbs and Leaves With Your Hands

30Lifehacker / 1h
Even after a weekend of minimal cooking, my partner and I still managed to generate (and wash) four entire sinks’ worth of dishes on Friday and Saturday. After the last “load” was completed yesterday morning, I decided to reward myself with a celebratory brunch hash made with the remnants of a baked potato and a new… Read more...

Halal fintech startup Wahed closes $25M led by Saudi Aramco’s investment arm

100+TechCrunch / 1h
New York-based fintech startup Wahed (meaning “One” in Arabic) describes itself as a digital Islamic investment platform and as the world’s first “halal robo adviser.” It has now closed a $25 million investment round led by Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures (also known as Wa’ed Ventures), a venture capital investment arm of oil giant Saudi Aramco. Existing investors BECO and CueBall Capital

Google Maps update adds COVID-19 safety features, border alerts

Google Maps New CovidSlashGear / 1h
In a move that further solidifies Google Maps’ role as de-facto location and guidance system for all smartphones, the company’s added a number of safety features to the app. Centering primarily on COVID-19 issues – like social distancing – Google Maps added alerts about important safety-related information as well as a number of public transit health-related insights. The latest update … Continue

Sony reschedules PS5 event for June 11th

Sony PS5 PlayStation 5100+TechCrunch / 1h
After an indefinite postponement last week, Sony’s PlayStation 5 event is officially back on. The event has been rescheduled for a live-stream on June 11 at 1:00 pm Pacific Time according to a tweet from PlayStation’s official account. Sony’s event will livestream on Twitch and YouTube. See you Thursday, June 11 at 1:00pm Pacific time (9:00pm BST) for a look at the future of gaming on #PS5 : http

BP CEO Calls Plan to Lay Off 10,000 Workers the 'Right Thing'

23Gizmodo / 1h
The coronavirus pandemic has been a wild ride for the oil industry as it struggles to grapple with cratering demand for its main product. The biggest hits have been to small firms and middle-tier oil companies, but Big Oil is feeling the impacts, too. Read more...

SoftBank-backed Lemonade files to go public

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Lemonade , a heavily-backed startup that sells renters and homeowners insurance to consumers, filed to go public today. The company ( backed by SoftBank , part of the Sequoia empire, General Catalyst and Tusk Venture Partners , among others) releasing its financial results helps shed light on the burgeoning insurtech market, which has attracted an ocean of capital in recent quarters. TechCrunch c

Twitter to launch a revamped verification system with publicly documented guidelines

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Twitter is developing a new in-app system for requesting verification, according to a recent finding from reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong, which Twitter has since confirmed. The discovery involves an added “Request Verification” option that appears in a redesigned account settings screen. This feature is not launched to the public, Twitter says. Wong typically digs into Twitter and Facebook to

iPhone and Mac data encrypted in use by IBM toolkit

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
IBM has released new toolkits for macOS and iOS that will make it possible for developers to begin incorporating fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) into their apps and services. While the company has released toolkits for Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems on GitHub , it also plans to make them available for Linux and Android soon. FHE is a technology that allows data to be analyzed and

Become a Grillmaster With a $42 Grill Tool Set

Gizmodo / 1h
Grill Tool Set | $42 | Amazon

Elon Musk: Imprisoning People for Selling Weed is Wrong

500+Futurism / 1h
“This will probably get me into trouble, but I feel I have to say it,” Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wrote in a Saturday tweet. Shareholders held their breath, bracing for another rollercoaster ride — and probably hoping he wasn’t about to say something problematic about the Black Lives Matter protests happening across the world. But his followup tweet seemed pretty reasonable. “Selling weed lit

MIT fit tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses on a single chip

MIT Tens Thousands Of100+Engadget / 1h
Someday, we might be able to carry around tiny, AI brains that can function without supercomputers, the internet or the cloud. Researchers from MIT say their new “brain-on-a-chip” design gets us one step closer to that future. A group of engineers put tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses, known as memristors , on a single chip that’s smaller than a piece of confetti. In a paper publishe

Get Help Talking About Race with This Tool from the Smithsonian

46Lifehacker / 1h
Surely, by now, we all see the pressing need to talk about race—with our kids, with our parents, with our friends, even with ourselves. If the only thing holding you back is that you simply don’t know where to begin, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has launched a new online… Read more...

Save 20% On Samsung Charging Accessories

Lifehacker / 1h
Samsung Duo Pad | $80 | Amazon

What causes Saturn’s strange polar cloud hexagon?

43Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / This was the Cassini spacecraft's view of Saturn's polar hexagon in 2014. (credit: NASA ) Ever since Voyager 2 revealed Saturn’s unique hexagon-shaped clouds at its north pole, the feature has been a puzzle, and the search for a combination of factors responsible has included computer modeling as well as physical modeling with things like rotating tanks of fluid. Most ideas have centere

New Airline Video Promotes (Lack Of) Social Distancing On Planes

22View from the Wing / 1h
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce is against social distancing on planes and won’t block middle seats. The airline offers hand sanitizer and masks, but doesn’t want to make passengers wear them. I wish I knew who created this video, but it’s a brilliant send up of the Qantas approach Continue reading ...

Looks are deceiving with this NASA X-57 all-electric plane

NASA Earth Boeing SullivanSlashGear / 2h
NASA’s all-electric X-57 plane may not look like a grand departure from current small aircraft, but the experimental X-plane promises to be something special – assuming it gets past the next stage of testing. The first all-electric model in the X-plane series, the X-57 Maxwell looks much like its Tecnam P2006T donor aircraft for now, but the design is misleading. … Continue reading

Delta is suspending service to 12 more destinations in US, Canada

40The Points Guy / 2h
Delta Air Lines is wasting no time in suspending service to more cities now that it has U.S. authorities’ blessing to exit more markets as passenger numbers remain at historic lows due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Atlanta-based SkyTeam Alliance carrier will end service to 11 smaller cities across the U.S. on July 8, Delta said Friday. In addition, it will drop service to Ottawa (YOW) in Canad

Brave Blows Up Its Whole Reason for Existing

Gizmodo / 2h
As a software company in the browser space, Brave’s made a name for itself by putting user privacy first and monetization second. But now, some of its users are pointing out that the pledge might be a bit duplicitous. As first pointed out by the folks over at Decrypt, Brave has been quietly redirecting its users from… Read more...

Riot Games team-up will offer mental health support to players in crisis via text

68Engadget / 2h
Riot Games announced a partnership with Crisis Text Line to offer free, confidential support for gamers facing a mental health crisis. This is the latest initiative by the League of Legends developer to support the well-being of their gaming community. Riot Games also already works with Active Minds, a nonprofit that promotes mental health education and healthy gaming practices. Riot Games and Ac

How to Reduce Credit Card Fraud

100+NYT > Technology / 2h
There’s been an explosion in online credit card fraud. Here’s how you can protect yourself.

Police Seize Elon Musk Flamethrower During Traffic Stop

500+Futurism / 2h
Flame War Remember when Elon Musk released special edition flamethrowers through his Boring Company outfit? Well, the street finds new uses for things — and now police in Massachusetts say they seized one of the Boring Company flamethrowers during a routine traffic stop. SPD officers and members of the C3 North End Unit seize a flamethrower on Sunday morning. — Ryan Wal

How to Keep Your WhatsApp Number Out of Google Search Results

WhatsApp Number Google57Lifehacker / 2h
If you use WhatsApp’s Click to Chat feature, your phone number may be showing up in Google search results. Read more...

Grab the New MacBook Air for $100 Off the Normal Price

Apple MacBook Air 202020How-To Geek / 2h
After years of complaints, Apple released a MacBook Air that’s worthy of its name. With a low price tag, a beefy processor, extra storage, and the same high-quality keyboard as the 16-inch MacBook Pro, the new MacBook Air is a gem of a laptop. And Amazon is selling it for $100 off. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Police Discover Over 13,000 Vivo Phones in India Sharing the Same IMEI Number

26How-To Geek / 2h
Manufacturers label cell phones with an International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number, and they should always be unique to every device. That allows carriers to blacklist stolen phones, and police to track phones when necessary. But in India, Police discovered that 13,000 Vivo phones share the same IMEI. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The New Sonos S2 App Introduces High-Res Audio but Leaves Old Speakers Behind

How-To Geek / 2h
Sonos is splitting its service in two with the new Sonos S2 app platform. The new app supports high-res audio technologies like Dolby Atmos and offers improved security and controls. But it doesn’t work with some “legacy” speakers, and it’s the only controller that works with Sonos’ new Arc, Five, and Sub speakers. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Twitch Streamers Are Getting Inudated With Copyright Claims For Old Clips

How-To Geek / 2h
In the last few days, Twitch Streamers have experienced a “sudden influx” of DMCA takedown requests against old clips, some as early as 2017. The notices usually concern music playing in the background, and can eventually lead to a permanent ban. Twitch’s official response suggests deleting the old clips, but that’s not as easy as it sounds. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google Duo Launches Invite Links, Making It Easier to Start a Group Video Chat

33How-To Geek / 2h
Video chats shouldn’t be a hassle. That’s why services like Google Meet and Zoom allow you to invite friends, coworkers, or strangers to a chat with a simple invite link. And finally, after a month of waiting, Google Duo joins the big dogs with its very own invite link feature. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

MIT’s tiny artificial brain chip could bring supercomputer smarts to mobile devices

MIT Tens Thousands Of100+TechCrunch / 2h
Researchers at MIT have published a new paper that describes a new type of artificial brain synapse which offers performance improvements vs. other exiting versions, and which can be combined in volumes of tens of thousands on a chip that’s smaller physically than a single piece of confetti. The results could help create devices that can handle complex AI computing locally, while remaining small

Sony reschedules its PS5 games event for June 11th

Sony PS5 PlayStation 5100+Engadget / 2h
Sony’s first big PlayStation 5 showcase will now take place on June 11th at 4 PM ET. It initially scheduled the event for June 4th before postponing the stream amid widespread anti-racism protests. The new date first emerged in Twitch ads before Sony confirmed it. See you Thursday, June 11 at 1:00pm Pacific time (9:00pm BST) for a look at the future of gaming on #PS5 : pic

CleanMyMac X makes your Mac as good as new.

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Maintenance softwares are fantastic tools that allow you to keep your Mac device running efficiently, but using them isn’t always very convenient. Since most maintenance apps are specialized, I’ve often had to download several different ones to achieve system-wide benefits – and it can be a headache to try and get all of these running properly at once. Thankfully, though, I found an easier soluti

The UK Is Considering Reclassifying Video Game Loot Boxes as Gambling

Gizmodo / 2h
Loot boxes have been plaguing video games for years, luring gamers into spending money on random digital prizes. However, for gamers in the U.K., this practice could take a hit following a new investigation that could reclassify loot boxes in video games as gambling. Read more...

The Story of Dune, David Lynch, and Hollywood's Most Notorious Pseudonym

48Gizmodo / 2h
Filmmaking is, occasionally, a labor of love. Mostly, though, it’s a labor of endurance, patience, and compromise —a lot of compromises —between directors and pretty much everyone else. When the system works, it’s nothing short of a miracle. When miracles won’t come, Alan Smithee steps in. Read more...

NASA Snaps Closeup Shots of Potential Asteroid Landing Site

100+Futurism / 2h
Flyby The NASA space probe OSIRIS-REx recently took a low swoop over the surface of Bennu, the asteroid it’s been orbiting for the last two years . The spacecraft flew down to a region of Bennu called Osprey, where it came within 820 feet of the surface and took nearly 350 pictures that NASA stitched into a mosaic map, reports . OSIRIS-REx is expected to dislodge and gather samples from

The Boeing 777 turns 25. Here’s why it has become so popular

The Points Guy / 2h
June 7, 1995, was a momentous date in aviation history. The Boeing 777 made its first commercial flight, a transatlantic hop from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow. The airplane’s launch customer, United Airlines , became the first to fly what was then, and still is now, the biggest twin-engine airliner in the world. It started a success story that continues today. If you are even a moderately

Sony's excellent WF-1000XM3 earbuds are on sale for only $178

Sony Earbuds Amazon41Engadget / 2h
Two of Sony’s best true wireless in-ear headphones are currently on sale. Amazon has discounted the WF-1000XM3, in both black and silver, by $52, making them $178 at the moment. They're also available at Best Buy for $180 . Buy Sony WF-1000XM3 at Amazon - $178 Buy Sony WF-1000XM3 at Best Buy - $180 For those who want a more sporty pair of in-ear headphones, Amazon and Best Buy have also discounte

How to Watch Oprah's Town Hall on Racial Injustice

89Lifehacker / 2h
Adding her voice to the others discussing racial injustice right now, Oprah Winfrey is going to host a two-night town hall meeting called “Where Do We go From Here?” airing on June 9 and 10. The program will run on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, as well as across all of Discovery’s 18 other U.S. networks, including… Read more...

Amazon’s Crucible loses two game modes as developer shifts gears

Amazon Crucible Two ThreeSlashGear / 2h
It isn’t very controversial to say that Crucible isn’t performing as well as Amazon hoped it would. The game arrived a little more than two weeks ago, and that it seems in the time since then, Relentless Studios – developer of Crucible and one of the companies under the Amazon Game Studios umbrella – has been listening to fan feedback. … Continue reading

Google Maps updates help you travel in the COVID-19 era

Google Maps New Covid93Engadget / 2h
Google has rolled out two new features for its Maps app meant to help users get around safely in the time of COVID-19, according to a new post on the Google blog . The app now shows alerts informing you of any coronavirus-related travel restrictions and reports on how crowded public transit may be. If you’re looking up directions for a trip that may require you to wear a mask on public transit, w

Amazon Workers Sue Over 'Culture of Fear' That Prioritizes Productivity Over Covid-19 Concerns

100+Gizmodo / 2h
Amazon’s poor handling of the covid-19 crisis affecting workers at its warehouses has made it the target of a new lawsuit filed by a group of workers at JFK8, an Amazon facility in Staten Island. Read more...

Save $260 on Dyson’s Tiny Vacuum Cleaner at Newegg Today

Gizmodo / 2h
Dyson Small Ball Vacuum | $140 | Newegg

You will no longer earn American miles through this bank partnership

The Points Guy / 2h
Like any airline, American offers its AAdvantage members a variety of ways to earn miles without flying . In addition to co-branded credit cards , online shopping portals , and dining rewards programs , AA offers mileage-earning bank accounts . One of those bank partnerships will soon be discontinued, but it’s not all sour grapes because there are better alternatives. In a letter sent to its memb

How Are Protests in Your City Handling Coronavirus Safety?

29Lifehacker / 2h
While protesting is essential in a democracy— a hack, you might say , for making your voice heard between elections—any large gathering carries a risk of COVID-19 transmission. But there are ways to reduce that risk , and many protesters have been organizing with those measures in mind. Read more...

China Roundup: Mega trade fair goes online, anti-China sentiment hobbles developers

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup , a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what those events mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, we are seeing the backlash Chinese tech companies face around the world as anti-China sentiment escalates. In China, one of the world’s largest trade fairs kicked off, virtually. China tech abroad Boycotting C

WHO describes “ideal” face mask with COVID-19 “far from over”

SlashGear / 3h
The COVID-19 pandemic is “far from over,” experts at the World Health Organization have warned, cautioning against complacency as global cases are still rising and a second wave entirely possible. The ominous announcement comes as the WHO amends its guidance on masks, setting out several important factors wearers should bear in mind as they protect themselves and others in daily … Continue readin

Get ready for the iPhone 12 super cycle

Apple iPhone 12 OneSlashGear / 3h
This may be the year of the fabled iPhone super-cycle. With the release of the iPhone 12 family of devices, analysts have predicted that Apple may hit on a key moment in the history of smartphone ownership. That’s not to say that the new iPhone collection will have any sort of feature set that’ll blow away previous devices, but the … Continue reading

NAS devices targeted by ransomware attack

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
QNAP network-attached storage ( NAS ) devices are once again under attack as the operators of the eCh0raix ransomware have launched a new wave of attacks. The eCh0raix ransomware was first deployed last July when its creators released the first version of their malware into the wild. Although its first ransomware ended up being decrypted, the group persisted and eventually deployed a new version

Repeating Cosmic Radio Burst Follows Bizarre 157-Day Cycle

100+Gizmodo / 3h
Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, have transfixed astronomers for over a decade, but their origin remains unclear. A newly concluded survey identifies an unexpected and unusually long 157-day cycle for a known repeating FRB, in a discovery that’s redefining what we know about these mysterious intergalactic pulses. Read more...

EV battery maker says its new cells can last a million miles

Tesla EV China May200+Engadget / 3h
You don’t need an electric car to know that rechargeable batteries degrade over time. Smartphone batteries hold a smaller and smaller charge as the years go by. That’s arguably one of the sticking points that’s keeping drivers from going all-electric. According to Bloomberg , Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. (CATL) claims its new cell can last 1.24 million miles, or 16 years. To put that

Alexa's Opinion of 'All Lives Matter' Is a Big Fail

Google Apple BLM Siri41Gizmodo / 3h
While Google, Apple, and Amazon generally do their best to keep their voice assistants apolitical, all three have decided to program answers to the questions “Do Black lives matter?” and “Do all lives matter?” It’s a good thing that all three affirm that Black lives, do in fact, matter. But where Google and Apple’s… Read more...

The most bizarre cruise ship story of the year finally has an ending

29The Points Guy / 3h
One of the most bizarre stories in the history of cruising finally has an ending. Eight cruisers stuck on a German ship , the Artania, since the coronavirus outbreak began exploding around the world in March are finally on dry land. Visit TPG’s guide to all coronavirus news and updates The 36-year-old vessel, which is marketed by German cruise seller Phoenix Reisen, finally reached its home port

Support Black Lives Matter by Watching This Youtube Video

100+Lifehacker / 3h
If you don’t have a lot of cash to spare—or if you’ve already donated to organizations fighting racial injustice—you can still financially support Black Lives Matter by watching YouTube videos . Read more...

Facebook needs 30,000 of its own content moderators, says a new report

Facebook Zuckerberg100+MIT Technology Review / 3h
Imagine if Facebook stopped moderating its site right now. Anyone could post anything they wanted. Experience seems to suggest that it would quite quickly become a hellish environment overrun with spam, bullying, crime, terrorist beheadings, neo-Nazi texts, and images of child sexual abuse. In that scenario, vast swaths of its user base would probably leave, followed by the lucrative advertisers.

Ford’s 2020 Escape plug-in hybrid takes aim at Toyota RAV4 Prime

2020 Ford Escape Hybrid100+TechCrunch / 3h
The 2020 Ford Escape plug-in hybrid — a first for the SUV — comes with an EPA-estimated 37 miles of all-electric driving range and 100 miles per gallon equivalent, stats that will put the redesigned model into competition with the new Toyota RAV4 Prime. The Toyota RAV4 Prime has an estimated 42-mile EV range and 94 MPGe. Toyota unveiled the first plug-in hybrid version of the model at the Los Ang

Recession-proof your software engineering career

72TechCrunch / 3h
Matt Martin Contributor Matt Martin is CEO and co-founder of Clockwise , a San Francisco-based software company. Software engineering is generally an employee’s market. In 2019, demand for frontend and backend engineers grew 17%, according to Hired’s 2020 State of Software Engineers Report . In 2018 there were 23 million software developers and by the end of 2019 that number had grown to 26.4 mil

8 Classic Sci-Fi Books That Offer a Short but Provocative Read

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We’re still in the middle of a pandemic and trying to stay socially distant, so it’s a great opportunity to spend time with a classic novel . That doesn’t mean you have to plow through War and Peace to feel like you’re getting some culture. Here are some famous (and lesser-known) quick-to-read stories that helped… Read more...

£259 Xbox One X deals are back this week at Currys - but probably not for long

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Xbox One X deals and cheap bundles have been few and far between in recent weeks, so if you're in the mood to get your game on, we thoroughly recommend picking up this Xbox One X bundle at Currys for just £259 right now. With many retailers currently running low on Xbox One X stocks, this is a pretty rare deal right here and possibly your last chance to pick up a cheap Xbox One X for a while. The

This Quasar Warps Itself Into a Ring by Distorting Spacetime

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Circling Back While they were waiting out the pandemic lockdown, a team of astronomers revisited a pivotal discovery from the 1980s and walked away with new tools that could help them uncover the secrets of dark matter. In 1987, scientists directly observed an Einstein ring — a distant celestial object that appears to be a circle because of the way it warps spacetime and light around it — for the

PS5 games reveal event has a new date – and it's happening this week

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Sony’s highly anticipated PS5 gameplay reveal event will happen on Thursday, June 11 at 9 pm BST / 4pm EST / 1pm PST, at least according to a new advertisement. The Twitch ad was discovered early in the morning Monday PST and was quickly circulated on Twitter before being confirmed in a post on the PlayStation Blog . If you remember, Sony announced last week that it would postpone its PS5 reveal

Get 80% Off Best of the Month Books with Amazon's Latest Kindle eBook Sale

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Study finds security holes in online voting for New Jersey and West Virginia

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States are under pressure to use online voting for the US presidential election when COVID-19 could remain a threat in November, but those platforms might not be as secure as you’d like. MIT and the University of Michigan have published a report detailing security problems in Democracy Live’s OmniBallot, the voting and ballot delivery system that will be used by some citizens in Delaware, New Jer

How to Protect Your Protest Sign in the Rain

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After nearly two weeks of demonstrations, people are still turning out in huge crowds to protest the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and to support black lives. The weather has been nice for most of these gatherings, but some cites (like Portland, where I live) have seen a fair amount of rain. Even if… Read more...

Today Only, Get a Powerful Projector for $170

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Adding parcel trains to subway systems can reduce pollution and congestion in cities

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Our growing reliance on online shopping is taking a heavy toll on cities. More deliveries means more vehicles means more pollution and congestion. Two architects, Meggan Collins and Jana Possehn, have found a way to hack the system: using the existing subway systems in cities for retrofitted parcel trains. This video is part of a series on innovative design and technology, sponsored by Microsoft

External European Border Closure May Be Extended

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If you were planning to be one of the first tourists to many parts of Europe later this month, it looks like that may not be so realistic anymore… European border closure may be extended As of now most external European borders are closed for non-essential travel through June 15, 2020. This includes 30 countries — the 26 European Union countries, plus Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, and Switzerlan

Check Out These Black-Hosted Podcasts We Love

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To respect and acknowledge the protests that are taking place across the country, and to show support for the Movement for Black Lives, we’re taking a break this week from The Upgrade. Instead, we’d like to recommend some podcasts from the voices we should actually be listening to. This is by no means an exhaustive… Read more...

AMD dominates Intel in CPU sales - at least according to one retailer

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Intel's newly-released Comet Lake processors are failing to make a dent in sales of AMD CPUs, according to Mindfactory. New sales data released by the German retailer and spotted by Hexus shows that in the week of June 1 to June 7, it sold 5,270 AMD processors, compared to just 770 Intel CPUs. That sees Team Red outselling its biggest rival by 82% to just 13%, and taking home the lion's share of

Researchers create electricity from shadows

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Lutron's Smart Blinds Automatically Open and Close All Day Long To Stop Direct Sunlight From Baking Your Home

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The sun is a great source of free lighting if you’re in a home with lots of windows. But in the summer months, natural lighting can also quickly turn your home into an oven. Instead of spending all your waking hours opening and closing blinds to block direct blasts of the sun’s rays, Lutron’s new automated smart blinds Read more...

Fractal flaming hydrogen wiggles through tiny gaps

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Enlarge / Lab technician setting fire to a ball with hydrogen blowtorch. (credit: JohnAlexandr | Getty Images) Hydrogen is not your friend . This was the first lesson I learned when I sent a PhD student off to study hydrogen reactions on a surface. Hydrogen is explosive over a huge range of concentrations, making even the tiniest leak an invitation to study the joys of high-velocity stainless ste

'Need For Speed Heat' is the first EA title to offer cross-play

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EA is at last dipping its toes into the world of cross-platform gaming, as it’ll enable cross-play in Need For Speed Heat on June 9th. It’s the first EA title to adopt the feature, which will allow gamers on PC (through Origin and Steam ), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to play together. You’ll need to opt in to race against your friends on other platforms. You’ll be able to search for them through a

Daily Crunch: E-commerce sales surge

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eMarketer tries to quantify the rise of e-commerce, Reddit’s co-founder steps down from the board and SpaceX focuses on its next-generation spacecraft. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 8, 2020. 1. US e-commerce sales to jump 18% in 2020, but not enough to offset retail’s decline U.S. e-commerce sales will jump 18% this year due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new foreca

We found an 85-inch Samsung TV on sale for under $1,700

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Twitter exploded over the weekend thanks to new episodes of 13 Reasons Why , I May Destroy You , and Issa Rae's Insecure . Still on the lineup for this summer are Ryan Murphy's The Politician , Adventure Time: Distant Lands , and a new season of The Bold Type and Jordan Peele's adaptation of The Twilight Zone. SEE ALSO: The HBO Max original titles to stream (or skip) on launch day Our point? Your

Jaybird’s Tarah Bluetooth earbuds drop to $45 at Best Buy

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If you’re looking for sporty earbuds to take with you on hikes or workouts this summer, Jaybird's Tarah earbuds are a solid choice. Today, the $100 earbuds are more than half-off at Best Buy. You can get the Bluetooth Tarah earbuds for just $45, a $55 savings. Buy Jaybird Tarah at Best Buy - $45 The earbuds are IPX7-certified , meaning they’re sweat- and water-resistant. The battery life is about

Wildfire Season Is Here

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Over the past few months, the U.S. has been buffeted by a pandemic , protests over racist police violence , and two tropical storms . Add wildfires to the list as well, as the West prepares to start the week with tinderbox conditions. Read more...

Playstation Plus and Now subscriptions are on sale for 30% off at Best Buy

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Amid multiple retailers' sales on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate codes , Best Buy is coming through with a little treat for Playstation gamers, too. As of June 8, the electronics retailer has slashed the prices of annual Playstation Plus and Now subscriptions by an impressive 30%: Normally $59.99 apiece, you can score a 12-month membership to either service for only $41.99 right now — an $18 savings. SE

Forrest Fenn claims someone found the treasure he hid in the Rocky Mountains 10 years ago

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A multimillion-dollar treasure intentionally tucked away in an undisclosed, incredibly remote part of the Rocky Mountains has reportedly been found — and the story behind the loot is perhaps wilder than you can imagine. Forrest Fenn, an eccentric 89-year-old author and artifacts dealer, claims he buried a treasure — estimated to be worth at least $1 million and up to $5 million — in a remote spot

The best Father's Day gift might be the gift of better sleep

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TL;DR: Gift your dad a new mattress or bedding with Casper's Father's Day sale . As of June 8, you can take $25 off $100+ or 10% off any mattress order. It's crunch time. That's right, Father's Day is right around the corner. If the father figure in your life seems to exchange every gift you ever give them, take the safe route this year. Not every dad may be a big watch fan or tech junkie, so ins

Register to learn advanced redemption tactics on the next TPG Talks webinar

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Register Now In some cases, redeeming points and miles can be simple , but in many instances, it’s quite complex. How do you find availability for premium-class flights? What’s the best program to use to book those awards? And what are some advanced strategies for maximizing your loyalty rewards ? If you’re interested in learning how to make the most of your points and miles, be sure to register

Here's Who Needs to Request a Coronavirus Relief Payment Before October 15

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Since the U.S. government started distributing coronavirus economic impact payments in April, millions of people have been anxiously checking the status of their own payment. But for those who are still waiting, you may need to take action in order to get your payment. And there’s a deadline for doing that. Read more...

Google Maps updated with COVID-19 info and related transit alerts

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Google Maps is today introducing a series of new features to better inform travelers and commuters about how their trip may be impacted by COVID-19 — including travel restrictions, COVID-19 checkpoints or even just the crowdedness of public transport. It’s also adding features that will help those traveling to COVID-19 testing centers better understand the eligibility and facility guidelines. In

Namibia’s President Calls For Liquidating His Country’s Airline

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In the President’s state of the nation address he explained the carrier was a money loser even after a cost-cutting campaign prior to the current crisis. The airline has reduced labor costs while grounded but hasn’t laid off any employees. With a per capita GDP of around US$6000, subsidizing money-losing aviation just can’t be a priority no matter what IATA thinks. Continue reading ...

Radio Corona, June 9: An astronaut returns to a society transformed by coronavirus

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This week on Radio Corona, join us for a discussion between reporter Neel Patel and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, who returned back to Earth in late April after a nearly seven-month mission aboard the ISS. Meir’s experience coming back to Earth during the covid-19 pandemic is unique. We will be asking Meir about what it was like to learn about the pandemic from space, what it’s been like to come b

A key EV supplier says it has cracked the million mile battery

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The “million mile” electric car battery is ready for production, a key supplier for EV-makers including Tesla and Volkswagen insists, potentially addressing one of the lingering concerns drivers have about electric vehicles. While range anxiety still dominates the short-term issues would-be EV owners experience, uncertainty about just how long the batteries in electric cars will last is another,

Cyberpunk 2077 Stadia release gets some seriously bad news

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Cyberpunk 2077 is definitely one of the most anticipated game releases of the year – perhaps even the most anticipated, bar none – but it looks like not everyone will get to play it at the same time. While the game is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on September 17th, Stadia subscribers who want to play the … Continue reading

'Final Fantasy VII Remake' and the curse of remade soundtracks

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I listen to game music pretty often — and a large chunk of it is from the Final Fantasy game series, from the original right through to this year’s remaster of a decades-old game. Yes, Final Fantasy VII Remake, which has pulled me back into seeking out niche remixes, polished fan-made covers, and overpriced official albums from Square Enix itself. It’s the reason I bought the middleweight “limite

The PC Gaming Show will feature over 50 games – tune in on June 13

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The PC Gaming Show will broadcast from Los Angeles on June 13, and is set to include a massive lineup of more than 50 games. It’s set to be the biggest show in the event’s six-year history, with plenty of exclusive trailers, interviews and exciting reveals – you won’t want to miss it. You can tune-in at 11am PT / 7pm BST on June 13 via Twitch or YouTube . The PC Gaming Show will include an exclus

Vroom’s new IPO pricing is great news for unicorns

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Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Last week we noted that the IPO window was open , a seemingly incongruous reality when compared to stark unemployment figures in the country and what they would seem to bode for business health. But as the markets rise to near-record highs, it has become clear that investors are

WhatsApp mistake may have listed your number online

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A security researcher revealed an oddity in the way WhatsApp allows smartphone numbers to be listed on Google. It’s not ALL phone numbers that’ve been used to gain access to WhatsApp, but those that’ve conversed with website operators. If you’ve never spoken to anyone on WhatsApp except for the people you know personally, you’re probably not subject to this relative … Continue reading

Astronomers Record Signal Coming From Deep Space Every 157 Days

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A team of astronomers have discovered a new “fast radio burst” (FRB) signal, reports — mysterious flashes of millisecond-wave energy, coming from distance space, that repeat every 157 days. The signal, dubbed FRB 121102, flares up for a 90 day period and then goes silent for another 67 days, as detailed in a paper about the discovery published Sunday in the journal Monthly Notices of th

Save $250 on a Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G

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Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (128GB) | $950 | Amazon Gold Box Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (512GB) | $1,100 | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

Slice and Dice Fruits & Veggies With a $25 Müeller Austria Slicer

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Müeller Austria Veggie Slicer | $25 | Amazon

Should You Start Investing During the Pandemic?

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You might be considering taking advantage of the volatile market by investing your savings or stimulus check. Read more...

iPadOS 14 update release date, features, leaks and supported devices

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We’re hearing plenty about iOS 14 – the next version of Apple’s software designed for iPhones, but alongside that we’re also expecting iPadOS 14 to land this year. That’s Apple’s software designed for iPads, and it’s likely to be similar but different to iOS 14, with more of a focus on the unique advantages of tablets. As such, we can look at the many iOS 14 leaks and rumors to get a good idea of

How to Create a Dial-In Conference with Microsoft Teams

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Microsoft Teams gives businesses reliable collaboration and communication tools through desktop, web, and mobile applications. While most audio calls are made through the app, Teams uses audio conferences to let anyone easily dial in using a phone number. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Privacy-Focused Brave Browser Caught Sneaking In Cryptocurrency Affiliate Links

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Brave has been making a name for itself for the last couple of years. A modern browser based on Chromium, its various features are focused on limiting tracking from advertising and keeping the user’s private info private. So it’s no surprise that when one spotted an affiliate marketing link popping up in the auto-complete search bar, they cried foul. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Check Out These Handy WHO Guidelines to Wear Your Mask Safely

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Whether you’re wearing a cloth or medical face mask, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) updated guidelines offer clear instructions on how to do so safely. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Swarms of autonomous insect robots could prove key to future planetary exploration

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While we’re preparing to launch a six-wheeled robotic rover roughly the size of a car to explore Mars, future planetary exploration and science missions could employ much smaller hardware – including, potentially swarms of robots the size of insects designed to act in concert with one another autonomously. Swarming insect-like robots are being developed by a number of different institutions and c

Get a Dell Chromebook for just $249, plus more tech deals this week

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Most of us need a laptop for our jobs and daily lives, but not everyone has the ability to drop thousands of dollars on the newest Apple MacBook — that doesn't mean you're out of luck, though. The reality is that there are a lot of great laptop options out there that are actually cheap , like this Dell Chromebook for only $249 . SEE ALSO: 6 of the best Chromebooks: Comparing Google, HP, Asus, and

It's World Oceans Day — Lifeproof's recycled plastic case is 15% off

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TL;DR: Lifeproof is having a 15% off sitewide sale for Father's Day. iPhone and Galaxy cases and accessories like power banks are in on the sale, including the Wake case made from recycled ocean plastics. These days, looking for ways to help is just as big of a part of our daily routine as brushing our teeth, and that's the way it should be. When melting permafrost caused a massive oil spill in t

France refines its plan to support startups

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A few days ago, the French government detailed different measures as part of its support plan for startups. France already announced a $4.3 billion (€4 billion) plan back in March . The new announcements are more about refining and adding some additional measures. The French government wanted to act quickly when it made its initial announcement in March. In addition to the widely used short-time

MacBook Pro deals offer big savings in the latest sales

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MacBook Pro deals are seeing a resurgence in the UK this week, offering some fantastic discounts on luxury laptops at Currys. With 2020 models firmly on the shelves, the moment we've all been waiting for has finally arrived, and the 2019 MacBook Pro sales have begun. Last year's offerings still bring powerful specs into the mix, and offer all the Touch Bar goodness you could ask for. While there'

Scientists Claim the Universe Is Actually Flat

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Flat Universe Society According to precise new measurements of dark energy, scientists believe that our entire universe is totally flat. By improving the way astronomers measure the impact of dark energy — the force thought to be driving our universe’s expansion — a team of University of Portsmouth scientists found that the universe may be spatially flat rather than shaped like a bubble . And in

OnePlus Z release leaked as 8 Pro camera beats S20, iPhone 11

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A tip this week on the latest low-cost OnePlus device tips the release date no later than mid-July, 2020. The OnePlus Z, as it’s called, was reported to be shown for the first time to the public on July 10, 2020. The only unfortunate bit about this leak of an exact date for reveal is the location – it’ll likely … Continue reading

Flight review: Alaska Airlines’ Q400 turboprop from Portland to Seattle

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During the COVID-19 crisis, our team has temporarily ceased taking review trips. However, we are publishing new flight , hotel and lounge reviews, from trips taken before the lockdown, like this one, which happened on March 8. Bear in mind that for the foreseeable future the onboard and ground experiences — with lounges closed or without food and amenities — will be very different from what was a

This Nintendo Switch Painting App Includes a Pressure-Sensing Stylus Powered by Sound Waves

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A popular painting app for the Nintendo DS and 3DS that relied on each handheld’s stylus is finally coming to the Switch. But instead of forcing users to paint with their fingers, Colors Live will include a stylus that cleverly uses the Switch’s headphone jack for pressure sensitivity and a better painting experience. Read more...

Cristobal Makes Landfall as a Tropical Storm, Bringing Flooding and Tornadoes to the Gulf Coast

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Hurricane season just officially started last week, but it’s off to a terrifying start . Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall on Sunday, bringing dangerous weather to the Southeast. Read more...

Buy Your Own Customized Stamps Before June 10

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) is in trouble. Now that companies—and everyone else, really—is relying on email instead of paper mail, their mail volume has dropped by about one-third . On top of that, the president has threatened to veto any stimulus package that includes bailout money for the USPS. Read more...

Recuva vs EaseUS vs Stellar: what's the best free data recovery software?

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There are numerous free data recovery apps available, but not all of them are powerful enough to deliver the expected results and retrieve deleted or accidentally lost files. On top of this, many of the free programs on the market only work on certain devices or are slow, laggy, and downright unusable. Because of this, we’ve put together the following comparison between Recuva, Stellar Data Recov

Tesla battery supplier Catl says new design has one million-mile lifespan

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Battery-maker Catl says it is ready to make a product that could power a car over 1.2 million miles.

John Oliver's deep dive into the police is as grim as it is eye-opening

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In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, who died in police custody after a former officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes, the subject of police brutality — and police reform — has come firmly under the spotlight. As protests continue to sweep America and parts of the globe , John Oliver has taken a deep dive into that very topic — breaking down the history of policing, the obst

Why data recovery is important for IT and how to implement it

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Imagine walking into your office on a Monday morning, grabbing a cup of coffee, and firing up your computer. Suddenly, disaster strikes; all of your files are corrupted or missing. What caused it? Was it the storm that passed through one Saturday night? Or was it when you accidentally unplugged your computer from the wall on Friday afternoon? No matter what caused this loss of data, it’s an unmit

Cyberpunk 2077 will come to Stadia after console, PC launch

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We opted to only share images from the game's gussied-up trailer that actually resemble what we saw in the hands-off demo. Developer CD Projekt Red has quietly confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will not launch on Google Stadia on September 17, the date it's due to hit PC, Xbox One, and PS4 . Instead, the game will be available on Google's streaming gaming service "by the end of the year," the develop

US e-commerce sales to jump 18% in 2020, but not enough to offset retail’s decline

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U.S. e-commerce sales will jump 18% this year due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic that forced more shoppers online, according to a new forecast released today by eMarketer. However, the surge in new online orders won’t make up for the overall hit that the U.S. retail sector will take this year, the firm noted. The analysts estimate that total U.S. retail sales, which also includes auto

Save gas money by getting an electric scooter on sale

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TL;DR: As of June 8, Segway electric scooters are up to $120 off at Target. With all the different transportation methods we have, walking has become old school. If you have somewhere to go that's close to your home, hop on an electric scooter — you'll get there faster than walking and won't have to waste gas by driving. As of June 8, Target has a selection of Segway electric scooters on sale for

What to look for from data recovery services

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Most businesses don’t think about data loss until it’s too late. Whether caused by human error, software failure, or malware, a full or partial corruption of a hard drive or backup server is a disaster. Valuable or sensitive files can be lost, and important business relationships can be put at risk. In the worst of cases, data loss can lead to legal liabilities. Fortunately, data recovery softwar

OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 7T comparison: Worth saving up?

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Like every season, the latest OnePlus 8 series made a lot of noise when they launched, but were soon compared with their respective predecessors to questions their value offering. With the OnePlus 7T being hailed as one of the best affordable flagships of last year, the OnePlus 8 had big shoes to fill. With most of the specs being so similar between the two, many questioned the higher asking pric

Bose's 700 headphones are on sale for $299 at Amazon

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Want a good set of over-ear wireless headphones to keep you company at work, or just to tune out the rest of the world? You now have your chance, at least if you aren’t picky about colors. Amazon is selling Bose 700 headphones in white for $299 , knocking $100 off the usual price and putting them at the lowest price we’ve seen to date. The black and silver models are also on sale, albeit at a hig

How to recover data from a hard disk

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We all hope it never happens, but sometimes you may lose important data from your computer. You might have deleted something you didn’t mean to, or disk formatting or partitioning issues may have been at fault. Sometimes, the problem is due to system crashes or viruses. Whatever the reason, there’s no reason to panic. There are tools available that can help you recover the data you thought might

Tokyo’s Haneda Airport adopts WHILL’s autonomous mobility devices to help practice social distancing

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Among countless other unexpected effects, COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of all manner of new technologies, as people look for ways to reduce transmission of the virus. Yokohama, Japan-based WHILL has already seen a bit of traction for its autonomous mobility device in the forms of global trials in recent years, and now that the novel coronavirus has become a serious concern, at least one

Icelandair’s Frustrating & Confusing Flight Schedules

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Iceland may just be one of the hottest travel destinations of the summer , thanks to the testing they’re doing for passengers on arrival . However, the challenge is very much getting there, given Icelandair’s frustrating approach to flight scheduling. I’m reaching out to Icelandair to see if I can get any clarity, but wanted to share the situation as it stands now. I understand Icelandair’s chall

How to Create Polls in Zoom Meetings

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Creating polls are a great way for gathering participant feedback from your Zoom meetings. Zoom allows you to create multiple-choice or single-answer polls and even see the live results. Here’s how to create polls for Zoom meetings. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Automate Safe Lambda Deployments from Git

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Lambda has a web-based text editor that you’ve probably used before for writing your functions. It’s great for beginners learning the platform, but it’s not the best way to go about handling updates. Here’s how to track your Lambda functions on Git. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Here's Everything Coming to Netflix This Week

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Netflix may conduct heavy drops at the beginning of the month, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to consume throughout the other weeks. For June, Netflix is giving fans everything from a new Pokemon series, to a new Spike Lee film, to comedy specials, there’s more than enough for you to add to your queue. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

The 2020 VW Golf GTI proves you shouldn’t overcomplicate an icon

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Did you know that the US and Canada account for 45 percent of all VW Golf GTI sales? [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ] Volkswagen might not have invented the hot hatch, but from the day the first Mk1 GTI rolled off the Wolfsburg line in 1975 it has become synonymous with the concept. And as ideas go, it's a breathtakingly simple one: take a cheap front-wheel drive hatchback and then add some performance

Elon Musk in Leaked Email: Starship Now “Top SpaceX Priority”

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Priority Number One In an internal email obtained by CNBC , SpaceX CEO Elon Musk told his space company’s staff that they should “please consider the top SpaceX priority (apart from anything that could reduce Dragon return risk) to be Starship.” Musk called for progress to be accelerated on the project “dramatically and immediately,” and even offered up a “dedicated SpaceX aircraft to shuttle peo

These Lutron smart wood blinds auto-tilt to track the sun

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Lutron has launched new smart wood blinds, promising not only motorized opening and closing, but the ability to intelligently adjust their angle according to the position of the sun each day. The new shades – which slot into Lutron’s Serena and Triathlon ranges – are configured during setup via the digital compass in your phone, so that they can figure … Continue reading

EaseUS vs Ontrack EasyRecovery vs Stellar: What's the best data recovery software?

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If you’ve ever suffered from a corrupted hard drive, failed external storage device, or even just accidentally deleted important files, you will know how useful data recovery software is. When used correctly, it can help you retrieve lost or deleted information from nearly any device without advanced tech skills or understanding. In this article, we’ve compared EaseUS vs Ontrack EasyRecovery vs S

Summer Games Done Quick 2020 moves online: Here’s what’s changing

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There’s no lack of speedrunning marathons out there, and they’ve all had to grapple with what to do amid the COVID-19 outbreak. We’ve already seen some speedrunning events canceled while others have moved online. We learned over the weekend that Summer Games Done Quick 2020 will now be hosted entirely online when it happens in August. This is the second … Continue reading

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate codes are $20 off at multiple retailers

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The new MacBook Air is on sale for $900 at Amazon

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When Apple unveiled the new MacBook Air in March, it was the first sub-$1,000 MacBook in years. Now, the base model Air is an even better deal. Amazon is offering $100 off the normal price. At the moment, you can get the latest MacBook Air with a 10th gen Core i3 processor, 8GB or RAM and 256GB of storage for $900. Buy MacBook Air at Amazon - $900 When we first reviewed this MacBook Air, we gave

To Adapt to Tech, We're Heading Into the Shadows

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More and more innovation requires going into darker, more inappropriate, less ethical territory. Here's how to respond.

Hyatt Bonus Journeys Promo: Earn Triple Points & More

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World of Hyatt has just announced the details of their next global promotion, called “Bonus Journeys.” While Hyatt has offered the Bonus Journeys promotion before, this one is significantly more lucrative than past ones. Earn Triple Points + Up To 2,500 Bonus Points With New Hyatt Promo With World of Hyatt’s new Bonus Journeys promotion, you can earn bonus points for stays at properties worldwide

The Acura NSX: A great cell phone holder with wheels

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The Acura NSX is a fun sports car with a hybrid powertrain that lays out an impressive amount of power. But I’m not here to talk about the car’s performance. One of the car’s best features is its cell phone holder. It’s time for automakers to face the reality that cell phones are a critical part of most people’s lives and vehicles need better integration. The adoption of a dedicated cell phone ho

AI uses traditional Chinese techniques to create 'mindscapes'

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The Chinese painting style called Xieyi literally means “writing ideas,” and marries the freehand techniques of calligraphy, line drawing and shading. Artists often use traditional Xuan rice paper along with organic brushes and ink, and the impressionistic style is designed not to be realistic, but rather capture the spirit of the subject. It would seem odd, then, to let a machine interpret such

Hyatt’s Opening Gambit: 2500 Bonus Points/Triple Points Offer

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Hyatt is offering triple points June 15 through September 15, 2020 beginning with your second stay during the promotion period. The bonus is available at all Hyatt properties, and even at MGM and Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties that participate in World of Hyatt. Members of Hyatt's program with any status at all can earn 2500 bonus points with their first stay during the promotion. Co

Earn 3x points on upcoming Hyatt stays with new Bonus Journeys promotion

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With states and countries slowly beginning to reopen after an extended lockdown, travel brands are now faced with the challenge of convincing people that it’s safe to travel again. Part of that has to do with improving hygiene and sanitation practices , but part of it also boils down to incentivizing consumers with bonus points, elite shortcuts and more. It’s against this backdrop that Hyatt is l

Affordable Boat Airdopes 441 launched in India for Rs. 2,499

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Homegrown audio solutions brand Boat has announced its all-new truly wireless earphones Boat Airdopes 441 in India. These budget earbuds boast up to 25 hours of playback and are IPX7 certified offering water and sweat resistance. These wireless earbuds are available in Raging Red and Active Black colour option while three more colour variants - Bumblebee Yellow, Spirit Lime and Sporty Blue will b

The new Sonos app and S2 update are available now

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Sonos' new S2 platform and app are now available to download via the App Store and Google Play . The new S2 app is the only way to control the company's latest slate of speakers, including the Sonos Arc , Sonos Five and the updated Sonos Sub . Besides a new tan icon and a cleaned-up user interface, the new software adds support for Dolby Atmos on the Sonos Arc. Sonos says it has also made the app

Harman launches Infinity Glide 510 Headphones, Sonic B200 Soundbar in India

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The market for audio devices is booming in India and the latest to launch new products is Harman International, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. The company launched two of its latest devices, the Infinity Sonic B200 Soundbar and the Infinity 510 headphones in India. Harman India says in a post on its website that the Infinity Glide 510 headphones is capable of delivering 72 hours of playback

Equity Monday: Good news for Airbnb, three funding rounds and Vroom

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Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Here at Equity Monday we look at what happened over the weekend, what’s ahead, and a few recent funding rounds. As you’ll hear, we’re heading back into our normal cadence and topics, but if you do want to learn a bit more about what you can do to make your voice heard

TechCrunch’s top 10 picks from Techstars’ May virtual demo days

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A month after TechCrunch watched, discussed and parsed the startups from Techstars’ April batch of virtual demo days, we’re back with the handy May edition. Over the past few days, TechCrunch has been catching up by watching the shared video pitches from the five presenting demo classes, including the Lisbon demo day, its Seattle batch, the Los Angeles-based music-focused group, the Air Force-spo

Linking combat veterans and Valley engineers, Reveal’s drone technology wins DoD contracts, VC cash

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When Garrett Smith graduated from Stanford University to take a job with the drone startup Kespry , he’d not only wrapped up studying at one of the nation’s most prestigious universities, but also had already completed several combat tours in Southeast Asia and South America with the Marine Corps. At Kespry, Smith met fellow veteran Andrew Dixon, and fellow Stanford graduates John Laxson, and Par

Subscribers can get a month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for free

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TL;DR: A three-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is on sale for £32.99 on Amazon, and comes with an extra month for free. There are absolutely loads of gaming deals knocking around at the moment, and they couldn't have come at a better time Entertainment options are limited right now, so gaming has arguably never been important. Gaming subscriptions are proving especially popular at t

MIT researchers developed a new method of making graphene sheets

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Researchers at MIT have developed a new way of making large sheets of high-quality, atomically thin graphene. Researchers believe that the new manufacturing method could lead to ultra-lightweight, flexible solar cells, and two new classes of light-emitting devices and other thin-film electronics. The process is reportedly relatively easy to scale up for industrial production. The process involves

HP Chromebook x360 14c premium Chrome OS notebook is oddly affordable

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HP has announced two new Chrome OS notebooks, with the HP Chromebook x360 14c targeting the premium market while the HP Chromebook 11a plays at the value end. On sale this month, the Chromebook x360 14c will be HP’s fanciest consumer Chromebook so far, the company says, complete with style and detailing from its x360 Windows notebooks. HP Chromebook x360 … Continue reading

Updates From Godzilla vs. Kong, Creepshow, and More

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Marvel’s Disney+ shows could resume filming next month. When Pandora returns, Charisma Carpenter is becoming a series regular. As all superhero media villains must these days, Stargirl ’s Neil Jackson compares his goals to Thanos’. Plus, what’s to come on Snowpiercer , and the We Bare Bears movie gets a new release… Read more...

Twitch streamers receive a flood of music copyright claims for old clips

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Twitch streamers have had more than a few headaches in recent days. The company has acknowledged (via Evening Standard ) a “sudden influx” of DMCA takedown requests against streamers for allegedly violating music copyright in clips captured by viewers between 2017 and 2019. As each request potentially represents a strike against an account, this raises the threat of permanent bans for streamers w

Deploying Azure VMs with Terraform to Save Money

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Most of us have done it—deployed temporary VMs to Azure. Something that many of us also have done is to forget to remove resources attached to those VMs when deleting them. This can lead to unwanted costs upwards to thousands of dollars if you’re not careful. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Tile GPS Trackers Are up to 20% off Today

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Lizzo's version of 'Pomp and Circumstance' is the perfect graduation soundtrack

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Edward Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance" March No. 1 in D. is basically the soundtrack to every graduation ever. But I bet you haven't heard this version before. In a video released Sunday, Lizzo played the iconic two-minute middle section that's synonymous with graduation on the flute, in a performance for students graduating in the Class of 2020. In the video below, Lizzo plays solo for the first

When Health Care Moves Online, Many Patients Are Left Behind

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Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, more doctors are turning to telemedicine. That's a problem for tens of millions on the wrong side of the digital divide.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Edition opens to orders

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Drivers who live in parts of the United States where wintry weather is typical tend to lean towards all-wheel-drive vehicles to help with traction and safety in the winter. AWD vehicles also help maintain traction in wet conditions, making them appealing to those who don’t have to deal with snow as well. Chrysler has announced that dealers can now order … Continue reading

Huawei media campaign hopes to promote 5G and dispel myths

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Huawei hopes a national media campaign can educate the UK general public on the benefits of fibre and 5G connectivity while also dispelling some of the myths it believes are appearing in the media. The Chinese vendor has had a presence in the UK for two decades and it was the awarding of a contract by BT in 2005 that accelerated the firm’s international expansion. Since then, Huawei has become a

Philips' Smart Toothbrush Exposes Your Flawed Brushing Techniques, 30% off

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What credit score do you need for business credit cards?

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If you have a small business, it may be smart to get one or more small business credit cards for your business-related expenses. Even if your business is relatively small, new or informal, you may still be eligible for a business credit card . If you’re ready to apply for a new credit card for your small business, you may be wondering whether you’ll be able to be approved. Here’s what you need to

What's New on Netflix the Week of June 8, 2020

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If you’re on the hunt for something new to add to your Netflix queue, the streaming service is adding a handful of new movies and television shows this week including season 6 of “How to Get Away With Murder” and season 5 of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” Read more...

Now 10% off, Our Custom Neck Gaiters Can Double as a Headband—and Proceeds Go to Charity

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How to Resize Your Start Menu in Windows 10

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Does your Start menu feel too big or too small? If so, you can easily resize the Start menu in Windows 10 until it’s just right, which can give you more room to pin your favorite items—or reveal more of the Desktop. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Amazon cuts Samsung's Galaxy S20+ 5G to $950 for today only

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If you’ve been thinking about buying a Samsung Galaxy S20+ outright but have been put off by the hefty price tag, Amazon’s one-day-only deal — shaving $250 off the usual price — might change your mind. Get the 128GB model in blue, gray or black for just $950 (down from $1,200), or the 512GB model in black for $1,100 (down from $1,350). Buy Galaxy S20+ 128GB on Amazon - $950 Buy Galaxy S20+ 512GB

Wow: US Passes 440K Daily Air Travelers

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We know that demand for air travel has plummeted , as we’ve seen airlines cut capacity unlike ever before. For the past several weeks I’ve been keeping an eye on passenger numbers, as it’s interesting to see how demand is evolving. For better or worse, we keep hitting new pandemic records in terms of the number of travelers. Yesterday was a record-setting day when it comes to people traveling in

Portrait of Manasseh Hickey, director of the Detroit Public...

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Portrait of Manasseh Hickey, director of the Detroit Public Library from 1878-1880. Printed on front: “F. Friend, 244 & 246 Woodward Ave., Detroit.” Handwritten on back: “Rev. M. Hickey, June 8th 1888. Librarian from April 12, 1878 to April 1880.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Sonos S2 released with new app: Here’s your big decision

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Sonos has released its new controller app and Sonos S2, the new OS for its multi-room speaker system, complete with new features and a decision for the very earliest-adopters. Sonos S2 introduces support for higher-resolution audio – something the company takes advantage of for its new Dolby Atmos compatible Arc soundbar – though it also sees Sonos leave some old … Continue reading

Apple's 'synthetic' group selfie patent could be perfect for social distancing

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A freshly unearthed Apple patent might enable users to do group selfies without actually being physically close to each other. Found by Patently Apple , the patent describes computer-generated "synthetic group selfies," which can be "an arrangement or composition of individual selfies obtained from a plurality of computing devices into a single group image." As described in the patent, your phone

ESA Prometheus low-cost reusable rocket engine moves forward

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The European Space Agency or ESA is working on a precursor to an ultra-low-cost rocket called the Prometheus. The space agency says that the rocket is flexible enough to be used on a fleet of new launch vehicles for any mission. The rocket could also potentially be reusable, saving costs making launches cheaper. Last November, the ESA received full funding … Continue reading

iPhone 11 models exhibit green tint appearing briefly after unlocking

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Apple’s iPhones have long been the king of LCD displays but it has recently moved over to OLEDs just like its long-time rival Samsung. It still has some of the highest scores there, of course, but some might be wondering now if something went wrong during that transition. Some owners a variety of iPhone 11 models are reporting a brief … Continue reading

How to Speed Up Your Computer

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Watching your computer gradually slow down seems inevitable. Your local storage space eventually fills with crap (or important files), and your installed applications become bloated and wheezy. However, you don’t have to settle for this slow-motion performance decay—speeding things up can more straightforward than… Read more...

Xbox Series X: Microsoft tailors launch plans for the pandemic

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Xbox chief Phil Spencer explains how coronavirus has affected the console's release strategy.

Tile GPS Trackers Are up to 20% off Today

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Here's how Jio users can get Disney Plus HotStar VIP at no extra cost

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As reported earlier , India’s leading telecom operator Reliance Jio has partnered with Star India to offer a complimentary membership of the mobile streaming app Disney Plus HotStar to its users. This annual subscription of Disney Plus HotStar is priced at Rs. 399 per year and offers HotStar specials, latest Indian movies, live sporting action including Cricket, Premier League & Formula 1, dubbed

Brave browser craftily redirected users to affiliate URLs

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Privacy-focused web browser Brave has been directing users to cryptocurrency websites via affiliate links, from which the company profits. Built upon the notion that advertisements should be optional and web browsing private, Brave stands accused of violating the trust of its users, who were not actively notified of the practice. As discovered by Twitter member @cryptonator1337, when a user enter

Art installation in Seoul makes waves with visuals

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Harvard researchers develop a coin-sized robot

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'The Simpsons' 2020 commencement speech is as chaotic as you'd expect

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Students graduating in 2020 may not have had the in-person commencement speeches they were hoping for, but thanks to Beyoncé , the cast of Schitt's Creek and The Simpsons , they certainly got some memorable virtual inspiration. The Simpsons ' contribution to Sunday's livestreamed YouTube Originals event Dear Class of 2020 started in unsurprisingly chaotic fashion: with a split-screen of Homer, Ma

Rumors suggest Bloodborne is heading to PC and PS5 – but we're not convinced yet

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Of all the home console games that could come to PC, Bloodborne has been top of players' wishlists since its release on PS4 back in 2015. Now, rumors are circulating that the game could be coming to PC and PS5 , though not everything doing the rounds makes sense. The YouTube channel PC Gaming Inquisition says that Bloodborne is in the works for PS5 and PC, without shedding much light on their sou

The Remarkable Stuff Scientists Get Done as They Work From Home

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Researchers who usually rely on labs or command centers have been forced to work from laptops and closets—even as they control spacecraft millions of miles away.

Alicia Keys' strong commencement speech recognizes 'the most powerful time to be coming of age'

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Alicia Keys has levelled with graduating students who might not feel like celebrating right now, but should honor themselves nonetheless. Students are graduating across America, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and after weeks of protests for racial justice and against police brutality , following the police killing of George Floyd, who died after an officer kneeled on his neck for nearly n

French Polynesia Opening To Tourists As Of July 15

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French Polynesia, which is a French overseas territory, has revealed plans to restart tourism without the need for quarantining as of July 15, 2020. French Polynesia is not only incredibly popular with French tourists (despite the incredibly long flight ), but is also popular with Americans, particularly those on the West Coast. Historically both Air Tahiti Nui and Air France have flown from Los

Astronomers have finally measured the distance of first observed Einstein ring

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Enlarge / A radio image of MG 1131+0456, the first observed Einstein ring, taken with the Very Large Array network of radio telescopes. (credit: VLA) Astronomers around the world may have lost access to their telescopes during the coronavirus pandemic, sheltering in place along with the rest of us, but that hasn't kept them from advancing their field. Two astronomers used the shutdown to comb thr

Comparing Coronavirus Practices On Delta Versus American

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

Why Don’t Workers Get Paid in Equity Like CEOs Do?

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Most workers have no ownership stake in the companies to which they give their labor. This is, if you ask me, not ideal. But I’m not a CEO. If I was a CEO, I’d probably feel this was just as things should be, and would be able to justify this feeling with various statistics, theories, rationalizations, etc. For a… Read more...

What Is Google Meet, and How Can You Use It for Free?

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First it was Hangouts, Duo, and Chat, and now Google has released Google Meet. So, how exactly does this new video-conferencing service work, and how does it compare to something like Zoom? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The 6 Best Wireless Mice to Cut the Cord with

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Stop. Look at your hand. No, the other hand—the one with the mouse in it. Are you still using the same old wired mouse you’ve been using for years? That cord gets annoying, doesn’t it? The thing is, there are more quality options when it comes to wireless mice now than ever before. There are mice tailored to working, gaming, or even improving ergonomics; no matter what you’re doing or what you va

14 Techy Father's Day Gifts That Are Just As Cool As He Is

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Father’s Day is just around the corner, so make sure to grab one (or a few) of these awesome tech gifts for Dad. Some will make his life a little easier, and a few are toys he’ll spend hours enjoying. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Cheap Samsung Galaxy Watch deals slash smartwatch prices in the US and UK

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The latest Samsung Galaxy Watch deals are bringing cheap smartwatch prices to the Galaxy range of wearables this week. With sales across the US and UK discounting these iOS and Android compatible smartwatches and fitness trackers, there are plenty of opportunities to grab yours for less whichever side of the pond you find yourself on. That means shoppers in the US can take advantage of a $50 disc

2021 Subaru Crosstrek is receiving a bigger engine

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The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is finally getting a power upgrade. Details are scarce at the moment, but some juicy bits were partially revealed in the latest EPA fuel economy data for the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek. Also called the Subaru XV in some parts of the globe, the Crosstrek is purportedly receiving a larger 2.5-liter Boxer motor along with the base … Continue reading

Sony TWS to launch in India soon, at under Rs 20,000

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Sony is about to enter the crowded TWS market of India with a premium offering of its own. Its debut product in this category will come as early as this month. The true wireless market in India is currently loaded with the budget as well as some of the mid-range earbuds. With more and more smartphone makers entering this market with their TWS, Sony is looking to bring its popular audio products i

The Morning After: SpaceX is now focusing on its Starship

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon put people into orbit last week, and now the company looks to be focusing attention on its next big thing: Starship. That’s meant to be the company’s got-to rocket, useable in different situations (space tourism or longer-distance trips) as well as being composed of reusable hardware to speed up turnaround and flight frequency -- and naturally, cost a little less. In an email

Vicodin, ketamine, and caffeine: The ingredients of a good space pharmacy

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Enlarge / As trusty as your grandparents' medicine cabinet from 1988 might be, you can't simply transport all this into space and safely assume results. (credit: Barbara Alper/Getty Images) In space, no one can hear you sneeze. But if an astronaut does catch the flu, it can be a major problem. With the nearest Walgreens several hundred kilometers away, every medication an astronaut could possibly

Casualty of 2020: These loyalty programs likely face major devaluations

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The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t stopped airlines and hotels from making adjustments to their loyalty programs . Though elite members should rest assured that their status is being extended across the board , it’s a different narrative for those looking to earn or redeem their points and miles . That’s because some programs have used the downtime to implement stealth devaluations by removing award

PC Gaming in India: Top trends to watch out for

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Gaming in India has witnessed major changes in recent times and global brands have already acknowledged them. What was largely a prerogative of students and residents of big cities, today gaming has shifted beyond these confines across India where gamers are emerging from the farthest corners. While a dedicated gaming setup is still considered a luxury for most people across India, the mushroomin

SpaceX to now make Starship its top priority

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SpaceX has made history twice last week in launching two NASA astronauts and docking the Crew Dragon capsule with the International Space Station, a first for a commercial spacecraft. Although it was just the first of many planned crewed missions, CEO Elon Musk seems intent on making sure the company remembers what it’s really all about, launching 100 or more … Continue reading

How to protect against remote-working cyber threats

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Before the pandemic forced millions of workers into working remotely , cybersecurity risks were already intensifying. Last year saw some of the biggest attacks to date as billions of records were exposed. Today, however, as companies contend with having their data centers rapidly decentralized, some security firms are citing 800% increases in calls regarding cyber-attacks. In the early days of th

Interactive Coronavirus Travel Regulations Map

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Immigration requirements can be complicated to keep track of under normal circumstances, let alone in the age of coronavirus, where the rules seem to be changing by the day. I just realized I’ve never written about the resource that I’ve been using for a long time, which has proven extremely useful. The IATA travel map (powered by Timatic) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has a

Who Discovered the First Vaccine?

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As the world scrambles to develop an inoculation against Covid-19, it’s worth understanding the early, extraordinary history of the technique.

The Pandemic Is Transforming the Rental Economy

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The spread of Covid-19 has made people think twice about what they rent. But this hasn’t destroyed the rental marketplace—just changed it.

The Science Behind Orchestras' Careful Covid Comeback

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How readily can playing instruments transmit the virus? As researchers investigate, musical ensembles prepare for the show to go on.

TPG reader credit card question: What are the best groups of credit cards for travel?

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Editor’s note: Every Monday, we answer your toughest credit card questions. If you would like to ask us a question, tweet us at @thepointsguy , message us on Facebook or email us at . TPG reader Brady recently emailed us asking for a recommendation for the best combination of credit cards for travel. He said: I could really use an article to help me choose which credit card

Xiaomi teases new electric toothbrush in India - here's what we know

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Barely two months after it launched the Mi Electric Toothbrush T300, Xiaomi has now teased a successor to the original. And this time, the company has claimed that users should get set for its "pro cleaning" features without actually giving out any details. The teaser came through the Twitter handles of Xiaomi India as well as the head of its India operations Manu Kumar Jain, who both tweeted a s

Full fibre can stimulate UK economic recovery and create 1.2m jobs

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The rollout of full fibre broadband could assist with the creation of 1.2 million additional skilled jobs by 2025, according to Cebr. The organisation says the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on working habits could exaggerate the economic benefits of full fibre and help stimulate the growth of the UK’s digital sector. Its research says that there are signs the British economy is starting to r

Play hundreds of PlayStation games with this fun subscription

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TL;DR: A three-month subscription to PlayStation Now is on sale for £16.85 on ShopTo, saving you 27% on list price. PlayStation's Day of Play promotion is in full swing, with deals on games, subscriptions , consoles, and bundles. Some of the best deals have been reserved for annual gaming subscriptions, but these won't appeal to everyone. A year is a long time, and not every gamer wants to commit

2020 Dodge Challenger arrives with 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition livery

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Dodge is extending the Challenger’s 50th anniversary celebration with new paint colors and special 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition livery. This exclusive celebratory package is offered in the Challenger R/T, R/T Scat Pack, and R/T Scat Pack Widebody. Additionally, you can also get the full 50th anniversary treatment in the 2020 Dodge Charger sedan. New paint colors for both the 2020 … Cont

Does It Really Take 60 Seconds to Trace a Phone Call?

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How do you trace a phone call? According to TV shows and films, you just have to keep someone talking long enough for a detective to pinpoint his location. While this overused trope can add some tension when paired with a timer ever-so-slowly ticking down, it doesn’t really match reality. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Beyoncé talks about protests, George Floyd, and battling adversity in powerful commencement speech

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Beyoncé has taken a moment speaking to graduating students at this pivotal moment in history to remind young minds of the power of collective action, finding strength amid adversity, and backing yourself all the way to your goals. As part of YouTube's virtual commencement event, an Originals livestream of celebrity speeches called Dear Class of 2020 , the singer spoke for 10 minutes to newly grad

Vivo Y50 with huge battery launched in India

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Vivo Y50 is the latest addition to the Y series in India. The device falls under sub Rs 20,000 price segment and will join over a dozen Y series devices. The Vivo Y50 is targeted at youngsters, and it comes in two colour options - Iris Blue and Pearl White. The device was previously announced in Cambodia. Exclusive: Vivo X50 to launch in India soon Vivo V19 with Snapdragon 712 launched in India V

Energy bills set to rise after three-year low as oil price increases

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As economies across the world begin to open again, oil prices are starting to creep back up. In April this year, US oil prices became negative, with oil producers effectively paying buyers to take the commodity off their hands due to storage shortages. Now, however, the price has risen back to around $40 per barrel. And that's beginning to affect energy prices. The good news is that despite the r

Sri Lanka Requiring Visitors To Get Up To Four COVID-19 Tests

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Countries around the world are drawing up plans to ramp up tourism. For many countries tourism is an important part of the economy. For countries looking to encourage tourism in the coming months, the challenge is how to do so responsibly without creating so many hurdles that a visit seems like more trouble than its worth. Sri Lanka will welcome tourists as of August 2020 Sri Lanka has outlined p

Wearable contact tracing proposed as app fails to gain traction in Singapore

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Just as it is difficult to accurately tally the number of COVID-19 cases in a country, it’s even more difficult to trace the people a confirmed case might have had in the past 24 hours, let alone the past week or so. Human memory is not so reliable in such cases, which is why many governments and health agencies are … Continue reading

Watch VFX bring Westworld's dystopian LA to life

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Now that Westworld season 3 has aired, the team behind the show’s impressive visual effects has revealed exactly how they made the series’ robots come to life. In a short Vimeo clip, DNEG illustrates how a combination of VFZ wizardry helped to create Westworld ’s bleak dystopian landscape, along with the processes used for modeling robots and filming the show’s iconic car chases. Take a look belo

Oppo A12 with MediaTek Helio P35 announced

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Oppo has expanded the A series of budget smartphones with the launch of Oppo A12 in India. The smartphone starts at a price tag of Rs.9,990 and will be available across all e-commerce platforms and offline stores from June 10. Oppo A12 Specifications The device has a 3D diamond-blaze cut design on the back where dual-camera setup along with a LED flashlight and fingerprint sensor accompany the Op

2020 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid beats RAV4 PHEV to 100 MPGe

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Ford has whipped the covers off a new PHEV, with the 2020 Escape Plug-In Hybrid promising to best its RAV4 PHEV nemesis on economy – and on price. Headed to dealerships with a 100 MPGe fuel economy rating, the newest Escape variant packages the automaker’s gas-electric drivetrain in an SUV body. That means it can accommodate a bigger battery than … Continue reading

AMD and Intel Kaby Lake-G collaboration falls apart with end of driver support

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When Intel Kaby Lake-G processors were unveiled in 2018, many of us were surprised – pleasantly so – due to its unique collaboration with AMD, which provided the graphics power for Intel’s CPU. However, that rare teaming up of the old rivals seems to have finally fallen apart with AMD apparently ending driver support for Kaby Lake-G processors. Intel itself discontinued the processors back in Oct

Apple wants to help you create a stronger password

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Apple has released a number of free resources in order to help drive development of stronger password manager tools. Entitled Password Manager Resources , Apple's new open source project looks to help app developers build more effective services that, "create strong passwords that are compatible with popular websites". Password Manager Resources is available to download from GitHub now for free,

The Idea: Build It, and They Can Find Coronavirus Tests

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Three start-up veterans who created an online directory of testing sites are among a wave of volunteers contributing to the virus fight.

The TikTok House Wreaking Havoc Next Door

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Neighbors say the party boys of Sway House are not a welcome addition to the block.

Seal Is Watching You on Instagram

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The singer says he is trying to connect with fans in a time of isolation. He is also figuring out what he believes.

How data recovery software works

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Sudden data loss is a stressful situation for any business and can strike at the most inconvenient of times. Data loss on local drives has always been an issue, and accidental deletion or disk reformatting remain two of the leading causes for this. However, as businesses conduct more of their business activities in networked spaces, more points of vulnerability have emerged. Today, many services

The Mandalorian season 2 will hit release date on Disney Plus, creator confirms

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The Mandalorian season 2 won't miss its release date of October 2020 on Disney Plus , creator Jon Favreau has explained. While Disney CEO Bob Chapek had previously confirmed the series was being finished from home, Favreau recently elaborated the matter in conversation with the Austin Television Festival . "It will be available in October as planned on Disney Plus," Favreau said when asked about

AstraZeneca aims to roll out COVID-19 vaccine by September

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Homeschooling your kids? Your smart speaker may be able to help

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With schools closed across the world amid the coronavirus pandemic, many parents have taken to homeschooling their children in the meantime – but teaching your kids at home isn't exactly a walk in the park. One helpful tool parents may have overlooked in their quest to maintain a semblance of order is their smart speaker . Amazon Echo vs Google Home : which is best? The best smart speakers you ca

OnePlus Z specs and release date may have both just leaked

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We're expecting OnePlus to break with tradition and launch a mid-range handset this year, likely dubbed the OnePlus Z , and thanks to an apparent relevant survey we now have a much clearer idea of what the phone might offer. A user of DesiDime (an Indian online shopping community) posted a screenshot of what appears to be a survey they received from PayBack (an Indian customer rewards program), a

Xiaomi teases the Mi Band 5, showing off the cheap fitness tracker's design

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The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has been receiving more buzz than most cheap fitness trackers , with plentiful leaks and rumors for several months now, and now we've seen the first official details about the device. This information comes via Xiaomi itself, which posted a picture of the upcoming Mi Band 5 - four of them to be precise - showing the different band color variants it'll come in, as well as teas

Tibet to become China’s data gateway to South Asia

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A sprawling 645,000-square-meter data facility is going up on the top of the world to power data exchange between China and its neighboring countries in South Asia. The cloud computing and data center, perched on the plateau city Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, and developed by private tech firm Ningsuan Technologies, has entered pilot operation as it announced the completion of the first constructi

Peloton's Apple TV App Delivers Guided Workouts, No Bike Necessary

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Peloton is famous for its insanely expensive stationary bike and treadmill products, but those are really just entryways into its monthly subscription to guided workout videos and other fitness tools. That being the case, it’s surprising that it took the company this long to get its content onto Apple TV. But here it is. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The Latest DOOM Port Lets You "Crank" the Chain Gun for Real

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The original DOOM first-person shooter, with its source code easy-to-find and super-simple by modern standards, has been ported from everything from calculators, to watches, to ultrasound machines. Most of these ports are just made for giggles and don’t add anything to the experience. Such is not the case with the PlayDate, which includes a hardware crank for the chain gun. Read This Article on R

Recreate Your Noisy Office with "The Sound of Colleagues"

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Admit it, you miss the sound of your office. You could probably live without hearing some of your coworkers, but the hum of industrial A/C units, the click of keyboards, and the shuffling of printer paper helps you focus. But don’t worry, The Sound of Colleagues can help you bring those noises home. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Implementing zero trust for IoT and OT networks

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Zero trust is a security framework that centralizes around the idea that no entity should ever receive automatic access to a network - instead, each one must verify itself in order to be granted the privilege. Born out of the realization that both the outside and inside of a network can produce threats to cybersecurity , it replaces traditional authentication methods and helps to protect increasi

Strava cycling challenges could have a nasty sting in the tail

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Many cyclists have turned to Strava to keep motivated during the coronavirus pandemic, and to keep in touch with their regular cycling clubs until social distancing restrictions are lifted. However, according to British Cycling, it's not always as straightforward as clipping in and heading out; some virtual club challenges are classified as 'races' and could invalidate your regular insurance. As

You can now sync Amazon Prime movies with your friends – with Hulu and Disney Plus to follow

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You'll have probably heard of Netflix Party – a Google Chrome browser add-on that lets you sync up playback of Netflix shows while chatting in a side-pane with your friends and family. If you're looking for similar features in other TV streaming services, though, the social streaming app Rave may have the solution. We first reported on Rave back in 2019, as a smartphone app able to sync Netflix w

Valorant could come to consoles – but Riot Games has some concerns

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While Valorant might be exclusive to PC for now, developer Riot Games has revealed that it's exploring the possibility of bringing its popular 5v5 tactical shooter to consoles. Speaking to Gamespot , executive producer Anna Donlon admitted that, although porting the game to consoles is something the team is "prototyping", they want to ensure that Valorant’s experience and competitive gameplay isn

Brave privacy browser 'mistake' added affiliate links to crypto URLs

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Brave, the open-source Chromium-based browser that promises elevated privacy , has been called out by users for potentially putting revenue over user trust. The company has been redirecting certain crypto company URLs typed in search bars to affiliate links and presumably taking a commission, Decrypt has reported. For instance, he typed in “” and the company replaced the term with “bina

Businesses 'missing the mark' on remote work security training

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The increase in remote work practices as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic has sadly been accompanied by a rise in cybercrime , especially for small and medium-sized businesses. Remote desktop software and other collaborative tools have been hit particularly hard, however, vulnerabilities in remote work software are not the only, or even the most important factor in maintaining a secure wo

The Boring company’s latest tunnel could use a 12-seater vehicle

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Meet ‘Calpeia’, a 7,500-year-old woman from Gibraltar

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Smartphones with under-screen cameras are a step closer to reality

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Visionox, a major smartphone OLED display manufacturer in China , seems to have finally figured out a way for mass-producing under-screen cameras. The company released some promotional material about the breakthrough today. Reports from China say that the company is said to begin mass production of the new transparent OLED displays soon. Xiaomi patents an under-display camera smartphone Oppo’s in

New zero-rating rules for some SA websites

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OnePlus working on an all-in-one app for community, sales and service

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OnePlus’s unprecedented rise as a premium smartphone maker can be attributed to its initial focus on its community and creating multiple touchpoints. To further improve this experience, a new, all-encompassing app is seemingly under development. In its early days, OnePlus focussed a lot on community engagement via online and offline routes in terms of events, photowalks, pop-ups and contests. The

The global AI agenda: Latin America

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This report is part of “ The global AI agenda ,” a thought leadership program by MIT Technology Review Insights examining how organizations are using AI today and planning to do so in the future. Featuring a global survey of 1,004 AI experts conducted in January and February 2020, it explores AI adoption, leading use cases, benefits, and challenges, and seeks to understand how organizations might

Challenger bank Bnext revamps rewards for purchases in partner stores

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Spanish startup Bnext is revamping its cashback program so that you can buy from partner stores directly from the Bnext app and get some money back. The company has partnered with Button and the feature is available as an open beta. Traditional cashback portals are a bit clunky. When you find an offer that gives you 2% of your money back, you click on the offer, get redirected to the partner site

Curve begins quietly testing Curve Credit, its planned Klarna competitor

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Curve , the “over-the-top” banking platform that lets you consolidate all your bank cards into a single Curve card and app, is quietly testing its planned “Klarna rival.” Dubbed “ Curve Credit ,” the new feature is being tested with a small number of customers ahead of a full launch later this year. It offers credit on purchases made via your Curve card, to be paid back in installments. The idea

Could this be our best look at the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 yet?

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Nvidia is still keeping schtum on the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 , but we might have just got our first look at the graphic card’s design. A user on Chiphell (thanks, Videocardz ) has posted leaked images which allegedly show a prototype of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080. The card features a striking new fan design, and is markedly different from the Founder’s Edition dual-fan design that Nvidia has pr