Monday, June 22, 2020

TPS Consulting Monday Late Edition


Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 destroys the RTX 2080 Ti according to leaked benchmarks

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New benchmarks have appeared online that apparently show how much more powerful the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 will be compared the the RTX 2080 Ti – Nvidia’s current flagship GPU. The benchmark results were leaked by the HardwareLeaks website , which apparently show an unidentified Nvidia GPU posting some very impressive results. Find the best Nvidia GPU for you Check out all the best PC games We'l

Can Law Enforcement Really Recover Files You’ve Deleted?

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When you delete a file from your computer’s hard drive, it’s never really gone. With enough effort and technical skill, it’s often possible to recover documents and photos previously thought obliterated. These computer forensics are a useful tool for law enforcement, but how do they really work? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

CERN approves plans for a $23 billion, 62-mile long super-collider

6KEngadget / 20h
CERN has approved plans to build a $23 billion super-collider 100 km in circumference (62 miles) that would make the current 27 km 16 teraelectron volt (TeV) Large Hadron Collider (LHC) look tiny in comparison. The so-called Future Circular Collider (FCC) would smash particles together with over 100 TeV of energy to create many more of the elusive Higgs bosons first detected by CERN in 2012. This

OnePlus co-founders now tease a 'New Beginning' - we're not surprised

Carl Pei OnePlus New
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It is common knowledge that the new budget OnePlus device is about to make its debut soon. And for all we know, it may not be called OnePlus Z or OnePlus 8 Lite but may come with a new identity, OnePlus Nord. In a bid to build the hype around the highly anticipated smartphone, OnePlus’ co-founders have posted a new teaser on Twitter. True to its characteristics, the teaser does not reveal much ab

Indian startups to file plea against Jio-Facebook deal

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A clutch of consumer internet startups and venture capital investors are reportedly mulling a plea with the Competition Commission of India opposing Facebook’s investment in Reliance-owned digital entity Jio Platforms , citing concerns of data sharing and misuse. According to a report in Mint that quoted anonymous sources in the know of things, the appeal is likely to be filed with the CCI in a f

Fujifilm's webcam software will work on macOS in July

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Thanks to support from manufacturers, using a mirrorless or DSLR camera as a webcam has been easier than ever in recent months. But if you're Fujifilm owner, you haven't been able to use the company's recently released Fujifilm X Webcam software with a Mac. That's about to change. On Monday, the company said it's working on adding macOS support to Fujifilm X Webcam. The camera manufacturer plans

Motorola launches Soundbar and Home Theatres in India

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Motorola is generally known for its phones and most recently, the brand also entered the smart TV segment. Today, the company has announced Motorola AmphisoundX soundbar and home theatres. Motorola has announced three new products in India under the Motorola AmphisoundX branding. The AmphisoundX Dolby Wireless 160W Bluetooth Soundbar, AmphisoundX 150W and 80W Bluetooth Home Theatre. Motorola Amph

Horizon Quantum raises $3.23M for its quantum software development tools

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Horizon Quantum is part of a new crop of startups that focus on building new tools for building software for quantum computers. The Singapore-based company, which is hardware-agnostic but also launched a close partnership with Rigetti Computing in 2018, today announced that it has raised a $3.23 million funding round led by Sequoia Capital India. Previous investors SGInnovate, Abies Ventures, DCV

Spotify is bringing back the Summer Rewind playlist

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Spotify is bringing back your favorite warm weather jams from summers past. Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to access Your Summer Rewind — a personalized playlist Spotify first introduced back in 2017 that’s populated with your most listened songs from past summers. The playlist will go live tomorrow for the whole Northern Hemisphere and for both free and Premium customers on iOS and Android. S

4 of the best electric massagers for soothing aches and pains

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We know that you're tense at the moment. We're tense too. Everyone is tense, OK? We could all benefit from a professional massage, preferably somewhere picturesque by someone who really knows what they're doing. Probably with lots of candles , some atmospheric music, and maybe a few essentials oils in the air. SEE ALSO: The best massage guns for percussive therapy All of that sounds absolutely am

You can sign up for the iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and macOS 11 beta now – well, sort of

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Apple has unveiled iOS 14 , iPadOS 14 and macOS 11 , showing off the various features that'll come to iPhones , iPads , and Macs in the near future, but right now, we don't know exactly when we'll be able to download them – even the beta versions are only slated for a vague 'July' release date. While you can't get iOS 14, iPadOS 14 or macOS 11 on your device right now, you can actually sign up fo

What's on TV this week: 'Star Wars Episode I: Racer' and 'Twilight Zone'

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While we wait for Squadrons VR dogfighting action, this week gamers can enjoy a retro Star Wars game, as a modernized version of Episode 1: Racer arrives — after a couple of delays — for PS4 and Switch. Meanwhile, CBS All Access is streaming a second season of the new Twilight Zone series, and Netflix is about to present season three of its creepy show Dark for US viewers. Will Ferrill and Rachel

Next iPad Pros might feature LG mini-LED displays

SlashGear / 2h
TV screen technologies are coming to mobile computers in more ways than one. Last year saw Samsung’s launch of the first QLED screen on a laptop and this year might see the first mini-LED display on a tablet. That will come via Apple’s new iPad Pros that are expected to debut later this year, utilizing LG’s expertise and resources to … Continue reading

Billions of online tracking records leaked online

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A security researcher has discovered an unsecured database which contains billions of tracking records about users' activity online. What makes this discovery particularly interesting is the fact that the database belongs to BlueKai which Oracle purchased for around $400m back in 2014. BlueKai is a startup that uses website cookies and other tracking technology to follow users around the web. Jus

Here’s a technology that could make laptops and smartphones last longer

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When you think about the parts of our electronic devices that consume the most power, the screen and processor usually spring to mind. However, data transfer - either within the device or over the waves (i.e. to cloud storage providers) - is consuming more and more power. Scientists at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have come up with an innovative technique that promises to reduce the

Unlocked Galaxy A51 in the US gets new colors, Premium Care option

SlashGear / 2h
Perhaps knowing that even the US mobile market is falling on hard times, Samsung has begun more aggressively pushing its latest Galaxy A series phones into the spotlight. The Galaxy A51’s mix of price and features have made it quite the hot item but those in the US may have had some reason to envy buyers who had access to … Continue reading

Current-gen Marvel’s Avengers players will get free next-gen upgrade

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With so many great games still to come for current-generation consoles during the second half of 2020, there exists an awkward limbo where gamers must decide whether to play immediately or hold out for next-gen versions at the end of the year. Thankfully, publishers and console-makers are trying to make the transition between console generations as smooth as possible. Microsoft is at the forefron

iOS 14 will let you double and triple tap your iPhone’s back

SlashGear / 3h
Apple has just teased bits and pieces of iOS 14 and, of course, most of its features are still left unsaid. You have big ones like the new home screen widgets and the ability to change an extremely small number of default iOS apps. Others, however, would be mostly up to developers to explore and dig up, like this odd … Continue reading

Microsoft will shut down its Twitch competitor Mixer, free Ninja, and partner with Facebook Gaming

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Microsoft is throwing in the towel for Mixer. On Monday, the computer conglomerate announced that it would close down its video game livestreaming platform on July 22. Microsoft also announced it would be partnering with Facebook to transfer Mixer’s partners and streamers over to the social network’s gaming platform. Mixer Partners, streamers, and community - today, we've got some very big news f

The Inciting Incident of Star Wars' High Republic Is a Horrifying Technological Disaster

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New war, same as the old war . We’re so used to Star Wars ’ cyclical saga at this point, we were just waiting for The High Republic to reveal some ancient evil or lingering secret Imperial force that could put its generation of Jedi at their peak to the test. Turns out, thankfully, that’s not the case: what the Jedi are… Read more...

Microsoft Teams on mobile will mix work and life in one app

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There has been no shortage of apps and services that have risen up to connect people during these times of isolation. Most of these, however, are often targeted at teams that need to work together apart or video conferencing tools repurposed for family meetings across the country. Only a few try to put all those sometimes disparate tools into a … Continue reading

Google workers demand company stop selling tech to police

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Over 1,600 Google workers have signed an open letter demanding the company stop selling its technology to police. Addressed to CEO Sundar Pichai, the petition references ongoing protests against racism and police brutality sparked by George Floyd's death , and calls Google out as "profiting off...racist systems." "We want Google to take real steps to help dismantle racism," says the letter, which

ARM chips are inside the world's most powerful supercomputer

Japan Fujitsu Fugaku Arm
100+Engadget / 4h
On the same day that Apple announced its plan to transition to its own silicon on Mac , the Top500 crowned an ARM-based build as the world's most powerful supercomputer . The announcement marks the first time a system with ARM processors has debuted on the number one spot on the list. What's more, the supercomputer is located in Japan, not the US or China like so many of the systems that have dom

Millions of documents from >200 US police agencies published in “BlueLeaks” trove

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Enlarge / Minneapolis police fire tear gas at those protesting the May 25 death of George Floyd. (credit: Chad Davis / Flickr ) Millions of law enforcement documents—some showing pictures of suspects, bank account numbers, and other sensitive information—has been published on a website that holds itself out as an alternative to WikiLeaks, according to a security news website KrebsOnSecurity . DDO

Nintendo might be calling it quits on mobile gaming

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SlashGear / 4h
Nintendo was slow and late to jump on the mobile gaming market but it seems will be leaving it very early, too. One would think that the sudden surge in gaming across all platforms the past months would spur Nintendo to expedite the launch of its mobile titles. It is, however, taking the opposite approach and is seemingly winding down … Continue reading

Japan's New Fugaku Supercomputer Is Number One, Ranking in at 415 Petaflops

Japan Fujitsu Fugaku Arm
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Japan’s Riken institute has ripped through prior records on computing speed, with its brand-new Fugaku supercomputer performing 2.8 times more calculations per second in a biannual speed ranking than the previous record holder, the IBM system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read more...

Ready at Dawn, VR developer behind Lone Echo, joins Facebook

Lone Echo Ready At Dawn
SlashGear / 4h
In an announcement through Oculus today, Facebook revealed that it has acquired Ready at Dawn, the developer behind the hit virtual reality game Lone Echo, as well as lesser-known titles Echo Arena and Echo Combat. Facebook praised the studio, calling Ready at Dawn a ‘veteran’ in the game industry. Development continues on the sequel game Lone Echo II. Facebook has … Continue reading

Porco Rosso Is Hayao Miyazaki's Most Underrated Masterpiece

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It’s pretty safe to say that if you’re an io9 reader, you’ve probably seen at least one Hayao Miyazaki movie (and likely more). Along with the legendary Studio Ghibli , the anime production company he co-founded, Miyazaki has made some of the greatest and most celebrated animated movies ever. But there’s one film of… Read more...

Apple Pushes Back Against Ad Tracking in Safari and iOS 14

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100+Wired / 5h
At WWDC, the company detailed a litany of privacy-friendly improvements to its software.

Apple App Store review process will let devs challenge the rules

Apple App Store 14
SlashGear / 5h
This is a big day for Apple and developers on Apple’s platforms. While there has been a lot of focus on the company’s switch to its own ARM-based silicon, WWDC’s first day was mostly filled with software-related news across desktop and mobile. While much of these things are still sinking in, Apple announced another explosive change that finally gives its … Continue reading

Apple will soon let developers challenge App Store rules

Apple App Store 14
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Apple has announced an upcoming change to App Store rules that could mark a major shift in how the marketplace operates. Developers will soon be able to challenge not just the rejection of an app, but the rule that prompted that rejection. Bug fixes will also no longer be held up by rule violations. In a blog post about changes for apps and developers , Apple noted these major additions with rema

In defense of himbos, the hot simple men I love to love

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I, for one, adore himbos and believe they deserve more recognition. Urban Dictionary defines himbos as large attractive men who "tend to be not very bright, but usually extremely nice and respectful." Notable himbos include Kronk from Emperor's New Groove, Sokka from Avatar: The Last Airbender , or Jason Mendoza in The Good Place . A himbo is the human version of a golden retriever — beautiful, i

This top security software is crashing Windows 10 version 2004

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Following the release of Windows 10 2004 , users have reported experiencing performance issues and even crashes when Malwarebytes 4.1 is installed on their systems. The official Malwarebytes support forum has seen numerous users reporting problems with MBAM 4.1 after Microsoft released its latest Windows update back in May. The issues caused by having the security company's software installed inc

Apple TV will finally stream YouTube in 4K

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The Apple TV 4K hasn’t entirely lived up to its name — not when YouTube can’t stream beyond 1080p on the media hub. When tvOS 14 arrives, however, you won’t be held back. As 9to5Mac noticed , Apple has quietly mentioned that the new release will play YouTube videos in “full 4K.” It’s not certain what prompted the end to the years-long impasse (we’ve asked both Apple and Google for comment), but i

DreamHack Open Fortnite competition detailed: What players should know

SlashGear / 5h
DreamHack has announced its own Fortnite Open tournament for players located in North America and Europe. The competitive events will take place monthly through the rest of the year, offering up $250,000 in prizes every month. This isn’t an invite-based tournament; players will soon be able to sign up to participate on the DreamHack website. As expected, the DreamHack Open … Continue reading

The Best Features of macOS Big Sur (so Far)

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As much as “macOS Sausalito” might roll off the tongue, Big Sur is the California landmark repping Apple’s big operating system update this year. And what an update it is. If you hate how iOS or iPadOS looks, I’ve got some real bad news about macOS. You might want to sit down. Read more...

Oculus buys developer of ‘Lone Echo’

Lone Echo Ready At Dawn
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Oculus has bought Ready At Dawn Studios, the developer behind VR games Lone Echo and Echo Arena , according to a statement . Oculus, owned by Facebook, said it plans to support Ready At Dawn as it continues developing VR technology. Ready At Dawn Studios is notable for the innovative movement mechanics it’s developed in VR, which Oculus praised in its statement. Lone Echo solved the VR problem of

What’s New in iOS 14 (and iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, AirPods, More)

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People might not be able to gather in large groups, but that hasn’t stopped Apple from hosting its WWDC developer conference online. With the first day’s keynote over, we now know what new features are coming with iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and more this fall. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

What Are the Best Appliances and Tools for Kitchen Noobs?

Gizmodo / 6h
Hey, Co-opulace! It’s Sear Series, the week where we talk about all things BBQ and food, and because I’m hopelessly lost in all aspects of those realms (I believe Gordon Ramsay calls people like me an “idiot sandwich” ), I’m petitioning for much-needed help ahead of cookout season. Read more...

What Are the Best Appliances and Tools for Kitchen Noobs?

Lifehacker / 6h
Hey, Co-opulace! It’s Sear Series, the week where we talk about all things BBQ and food, and because I’m hopelessly lost in all aspects of those realms (I believe Gordon Ramsay calls people like me an “idiot sandwich” ), I’m petitioning for much-needed help ahead of cookout season. Read more...

Apple gives us our first glimpse of Foundation, adapted from Asimov series

Apple Asimov Foundation
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Jared Harris and Lee Pace star in Foundation , coming to Apple TV Plus in 2021. At today's 2020 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple dropped the first teaser trailer for Foundation , a new TV series for Apple TV adapted from Isaac Asimov's seminal Foundation series of novels. The new show, which stars Jared Harris and Lee Pace, had already begun filming when the global pandemic shut down

American Heart Association says sugar taxes are great for society

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Sugar taxes, the controversial charge added to sugary products like soda, are great for public health, including the healthcare industry, according to the American Heart Association. The organization used computer models to evaluate the potential benefits of different types of sugar taxes, including ones based on things like sugar content and overall volume, and found that some options are better

Creating an online course 'changed my life'

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Lockdowns have created a boom in demand for online teaching and a host of new courses is meeting that need.

Apple's coronavirus keynote was slick but extremely dystopian

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This is the world of the 2020 apocalypse, where pre-recorded propaganda segments are brought to you from gleaming white saucer-shaped bunkers. As wide-eyed, perfectly-coiffed executives find the bright side of a global pandemic that goes unnamed in uplifting updates (customers just so happen to be using iMessage 40 percent more than they did this time last year), masked camera crew members try th

Find My tracking in iOS 14 will locate third-party devices

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Apple’s Find My will soon be useful for more than tracking down your lost AirPods or a stolen iPhone. When iOS 14 arrives, it’ll introduce a network accessory program that allows finding third-party devices. A draft specification for hardware makers is available now, although you’ll clearly have to wait until both the general release of iOS 14 and finished implementations for those gadgets. A com

Sad: Tourist Dies In Ocean Seeking To Escape Hawaii’s Quarantine

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One man couldn't handle Hawaii's mandatory quarantine on arrival. Ten days in he hit the ocean, and that's where he died. The 39 year old man, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, was found by a fisherman at Diamond Head near Honolulu. Continue reading ...

U.S. Army Soldier Charged With Plotting to Attack His Own Unit With Neo-Nazi Satanists

500+Gizmodo / 6h
A U.S. Army soldier has been charged with plotting an attack on his own unit in coordination with the Order of Nine Angles (O9A), a somewhat obscure white supremacist and Satanist group. Read more...

9 of the most memorable late night moments from 2020 (so far)

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When you think of late night TV, you probably think of comedy monologues and light-hearted sketches. But that's not all it is. The shows put together by the likes of Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert are also a way to unpack the day's headlines and make sense of the news. In times where it sometimes feels as though there isn't much to laugh about — i.e. most of 2020 so far — that can be a valuable

Spotify arrives on Xfinity X1 and Flex

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Starting today, Comcast subscribers can stream music and podcasts from Spotify on Xfinity Flex and X1. Flex users can get started by simply saying “Spotify” into their voice remote. Some X1 customers can use Spotify as an internet app now, and it'll roll out more broadly in the coming days. You won't need to be a Spotify Premium subscriber to play tunes, playlists and podcasts on Comcast's platfo

Mixer's death means the Xbox Series X could have Facebook Gaming

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Microsoft dropped a bombshell announcement today in the middle of Apple’s WWDC 2020 event: the company will shut down Mixer in July and redirect all traffic to Facebook Gaming. In an interview with The Verge , Xbox Chief Phil Spencer says the move is going to help gamers get more of what they want to see in a more seamless way and says that the service was struggling to keep pace with Twitch and

Everything announced at WWDC 2020

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Apple’s midyear WWDC event is largely dedicated to developers, but the opening showcase is all about what’s coming for consumers. And while this year’s WWDC 2020 keynote didn’t reveal any hardware per se , it had plenty of exciting software changes coming to Apple’s lineup of devices. While no devices were shown off, the event had one giant announcement: going forward, the tech giant will be ditc

This little-known malware strain threatens the privacy of Mac users

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Sophos Labs has discovered a new software installer for macOS that installs multiple unwanted applications or “bundleware” on users' systems under the guide of installing one legitimate application. The installer, which is primarily targeting macOS Catalina users, includes a total of seven “potentially unwanted applications” (PUAs) including three that target Apple's Safari web browser to inject

1,600+ Googlers Call on Company to Kick Cops Off Gmail, End All Other Police Contracts

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In its enviable tradition of employee dissent, Googlers have used this moment of civil unrest to reassess their company’s relationship to police. The verdict, according to over 1,600 of them, is that there shouldn’t be one. Read more...

Rocket Lab prepares to launch a Canon camera microsatellite into orbit

SlashGear / 7h
You’re probably familiar with Canon’s consumer camera products — its fixed-lens models and DSLRs, for example — but lesser-known is the company’s work on micro-satellites. Back in 2017, Canon tapped India to launch one of its own small satellites, something that paved the way for two more satellite launches that will happen in 2020. The first launch, which involves Canon’s … Continue reading

WatchOS 7 is Apple’s best chance to get me to switch from Android

100+Engadget / 7h
“Oh shit, all this is making me want to switch to Apple.” I actually Slacked my colleague that as I watched Apple’s WWDC keynote. I first felt the longing when I saw the changes coming to Messages in iOS 14, though as an Android user I was less impressed by the widgets, less-intrusive Siri and Maps updates. Then the keynote shifted to focus on watchOS 7. I’ve long conceded that the Apple Watch is

The Biggest Privacy Changes Coming to iOS in 2020

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Gizmodo / 7h
Apple never misses a chance to brand itself as a tech company that puts our privacy before its profits—and this year’s annual developer conference was no exception. By the time the virtual keynote wrapped up earlier today, the company announced a slew of new privacy-protective tech that’d be rolled into the newest… Read more...

Apple Maps will help drivers avoid red-light cameras

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Apple Maps will let drivers know when they're approaching a red-light or speed camera. The feature will be available in the upcoming iOS 14 release. Maps will also show in map view where cameras are located, so drivers can plot a path that avoids any marked speed or red-light detectors. SEE ALSO: Apple adds EV route planning to Maps, digital car keys to Wallet app Google Maps and Google-owned Waz

Google employees demand company stop selling tech to police

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A growing group of more than 1,666 Google employees is demanding Google stop selling its technology to police departments, TechCrunch has learned. “We’re disappointed to know that Google is still selling to police forces, and advertises its connection with police forces as somehow progressive, and seeks more expansive sales rather than severing ties with police and joining the millions who want t

What’s New in macOS 11.0 Big Sur, Arriving Fall 2020

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Change is in the air. With macOS 11.0 Big Sur, Apple has used the Mac’s upcoming CPU architecture shift as an opportunity to redesign macOS from the ground up with a lively, refined interface and completely overhauled apps. Here’s a look at what’s coming in Big Sur, arriving Fall 2020. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Beta Test Apple's New OS Updates from WWDC 2020

100+Lifehacker / 7h
I love a good beta. And while I wouldn’t recommend that you install a developer beta of Apple’s just-announced operating systems on your primary devices, just in case something goes catastrophically wrong, the urge to play with new features is hard to ignore. Read more...

The 4 most exciting announcements from WWDC 2020

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52Mashable / 7h
The 2020 edition of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference wasn't exactly full of bombshells, but we did get some choice announcements out of the all-virtual event. We learned about the next big version of macOS and some fun enhancements to the iPad experience, but the most exciting reveals pertained to iPhones and Apple Watches. Bigger isn't always better, at least not in this case. Apple Watch

A Special Effects Company Built a Robotic Dolphin so Aquariums Won't Have to Keep Real Ones in Captivity

500+Gizmodo / 7h
You don’t need to have seen documentaries like The Cove to feel uneasy about whales, sharks, and dolphins being held captive in tiny tanks at aquariums and theme parks. But instead of eliminating those experiences completely, which can help educate the public about these creatures, robots, like this self-contained … Read more...

Register for the next TPG Talks webinar and learn how the aviation industry keeps adapting

The Points Guy / 7h
Register Here Over the course of just 10 weeks, the aviation industry has seen demand drop to historic lows . The industry has had to adapt to weather the storm and ensure its existence once the pandemic is over — thought it may take years to fully recover . On this week’s TPG Talks episode, join TPG’s Senior Aviation Editor Ben Mutzabaugh as we discuss how the aviation industry has had to reinve

This Super Young Jupiter-Sized ‘Hot Planet’ is Puzzling Astronomers

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Hot Jupiters are exoplanets that are roughly the size of Jupiter, but orbit their respective star at a short distance — in extreme cases taking only 18 Earth hours to complete a full orbit. This means they tend to be extremely hot — hence their name. Plenty of questions remain as to how they’re formed, or how they move over time. Do they approach or escape from their parent star during their life

Police Tried to Take a Protester's Prosthetic Legs After Macing Him, Witnesses Say

1KGizmodo / 8h
After a directive from Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther to “immediately stop the use of tear gas and pepper spray” on peaceful protesters, a rally in Ohio’s capital appears to have included not only the use of such chemical agents, but also, according to eyewitnesses, involved uniformed officers removing and attempting… Read more...

Google Voice and Google Fi finally work with the same account

100+Engadget / 8h
Google Voice and Google Fi have effectively been enemies for years — you could have a virtual phone number or aggressively-priced cellphone service, but not both on one account. At last, though, you won’t have to choose one over the other. Google now lets Voice and Fi coexist on the same account, so you can take advantage of Voice’s forwarding (among other features) without having to turn to a mo

Apple to Ditch Intel Chips in Macs as It Consolidates Its Power

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200+NYT > Technology / 8h
The move, announced in the live-streamed start to the company’s conference for developers, marks the end of a 15-year partnership.

LAX Airport Will Start Screening Passenger Temperatures Starting Tuesday

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Starting Tuesday LAX airport will begin to do temperature screenings at the Tom Bradley International Terminal as people enter the airport and in the arrivals corridor using thermal imaging cameras. This is similar to what I’ve experienced, for instance, in Hong Kong for over 15 years. Continue reading ...

iOS 14 finally lets you change default email and browser apps

SlashGear / 8h
Apple’s iOS 14 isn’t short on new features, but it’s one very simple change that could end up making day to day use of your iPhone less frustrating. Indeed, Apple is addressing a request that has been heard pretty much from the day it first supported third-party apps on iOS: let people change the default apps. Now, that’s getting addressed … Continue reading

How the Arctic Circle just eclipsed 100 degrees

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1KMashable / 8h
Temperatures hit triple digits at a Russian town in the Arctic Circle on Saturday, either breaking or nearly breaking the hottest temperature on record in this polar realm. Preliminary observations, spotted by French meteorologist Etienne Kapikian , show the heat reached 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit in the Siberian town of Verkhoyansk (which would eclipse an Arctic Circle record set over a century ag

iOS 14, macOS Big Sur, iPadOS 14 and watchOS 7: Which Apple devices get updates

SlashGear / 8h
Now that Apple has introduced the upcoming versions of its various operating systems, consumers have one big question: which devices will get these updates? The short answer is, relax. Unless you own an ancient Apple device, the odds are in your favor that you’ll see the updates roll your way. We’ve compiled a list of all the devices that will … Continue reading

The 7 hottest travel tools coming to your iPhone, other Apple devices

The Points Guy / 8h
Each year Apple uses its Worldwide Developer Conference to unveil the latest updates to its operating systems powering your iPhone, iPad, Mac and more. Monday’s keynote was the first-ever held virtually, but that didn’t stop the company from announcing some new features that will benefit travelers. We’ll dive deep into seven of the top travel-related improvements Apple just announced, which shoul

As Mixer ends, Xbox streamers told to go to Twitch

Mixer Facebook Gaming
SlashGear / 8h
According to Microsoft’s FAQ on the matter, Xbox One users that have been using Mixer for live streaming can continue to stream “using the Twitch app.” This is in stark contrast with the rest of the releases from Microsoft today on the sunsetting of Mixer and their push for Facebook Gaming. It would appear that Facebook Gaming is not immediately … Continue reading

Apple's Intel Breakup Will Reshape Macs—and Beyond

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300+Wired / 8h
The shift to ARM-based processors, beginning later this year, will allow apps to work across all of Apple's devices.

Leaked Benchmarks Suggest Next Surface Laptop 4 Ships With AMD CPUs

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Gizmodo / 8h
At its big product showcase last fall, Microsoft introduced the first Surface Laptop powered by an AMD CPU . But now, based on some leaked benchmarks, it appears Microsoft might double down on its use of AMD chips in the upcoming Surface Laptop 4. Read more...

tvOS, surround-sound AirPods, and more: The other big WWDC announcements

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Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook starts the WWDC 2020 keynote. Today, Apple made one of its biggest announcements in years: that Macs will begin to transition away from Intel processors. The company also outlined plans for new versions of iOS, macOS, and watchOS. But while those were the headlining changes, there are a bunch of smaller announcements that are worth looking into. We're not listing ever

Delta to resume China flights as US-China aviation spat cools

The Points Guy / 8h
Delta Air Lines will restart service to China on Thursday, adding flights between Seattle and Shanghai Pudong (PVG) with a crew stop at Seoul Incheon (ICN). The Atlanta-based airline will become the first U.S. carrier to return to China since flights were halted at the early onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in February. The Seattle-Shanghai flights will operate twice a week in June. Starting in Jul

How the Mac Will Switch From Intel to Apple’s Own ARM Chips

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31How-To Geek / 8h
The Mac is going through another huge CPU switch. By the end of 2020, Apple will release Macs that include “Apple Silicon,” just like iPads and iPhones. Here’s what the end of Intel CPUs means for the future of the Mac. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Microsoft Is Ending Mixer, Partnering With Facebook Gaming, and Freeing Ninja

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25How-To Geek / 8h
After scooping up the exclusive rights to streaming titans like Ninja and Shroud, Microsoft Mixer is suddenly shutting its doors. Microsoft will close Mixer on July 22nd and move its existing partners to Facebook Gaming. Big names like Ninja can go wherever they want, and monetized Mixer streamers can join Facebook’s Level Up Program. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Apple Will Move Mac to Its Own ARM-Based Silicon Starting in 2020

How-To Geek / 8h
Today at Apple’s yearly Worldwide Developers Conference event, held digitally during the COVID-19 crisis, the company announced the biggest change to its Mac line in over a decade. Beginning this year, Mac laptops and desktops will start running on Apple’s own self-designed chips, based on the same ARM hardware that powers iPhones and iPads. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

[Gallery] Here's Everything in The Last of Us Part II Collector's Edition

23How-To Geek / 8h
I pre-ordered The Last of Us Part II Collector’s Edition back in September of 2019 as soon as it went on sale. After almost a year of waiting (and two delays), I finally got it on Friday, June 19th 2020. I want to show you everything that’s in the Collector’s Edition box. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

WaterField Designs Is Selling a "Mac Pro Gear Saddle" and I Will Defend It With My Life

35How-To Geek / 8h
WaterField Designs is an icon of utility, aesthetics, and innovation. But it turns out that the company’s sexy leather messenger bags, backpacks, and Nintendo Switch pocketbooks (sorry—CitySlicker Bags), were just a precursor to something more significant: the beautiful and enigmatic $400 Mac Pro Gear Saddle. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Crash Bandicoot Returns on October 2nd in 'Crash 4: It's About Time'

20How-To Geek / 8h
Back in the SNES days, gaming was dominated by bouncy cartoon characters. But things shifted in the 2000s and 2010s, and for a while Mario and Sonic were the only ones keeping the idea of a mascot-focused platformer alive. But they’ve had a revival as of late, paving the way for fan-favorite Crash Bandicoot to make a return. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Everything Apple Tried to Kill at WWDC 2020

400+Gizmodo / 8h
Apple has no problem taking its sweet time developing its take on popular software and hardware features. And, WWDC is usually when Apple takes the stage to let its competitors know it’s got its sights set on murder. Read more...

Xbox will shut down Mixer in a new deal with Facebook Gaming

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300+Engadget / 8h
Mixer is no more. Xbox is shutting down its in-house live-streaming service this summer and transitioning its entire platform to Facebook Gaming, in an attempt to rapidly expand its audience base. All Mixer services will go dark on July 22nd, and its sites and apps will redirect to Facebook Gaming. After July 22nd, native streaming from the Xbox One will only be possible via Twitch, Mixer’s large

iPhone Digital Key: If the battery dies you have 5 hours to unlock your car

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Apple’s Digital Key system will keep working even after the iPhone’s battery runs out, though users will only have a few hours to get back to their vehicle. While only one car was confirmed during the streaming WWDC 2020 keynote today with Digital Key support today, in fact there are a lot more to look forward to – and some … Continue reading

The Anker PowerWave Pad & Stand Combo Is a Decent $23

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What to Do If Your Samsung Blu-Ray Player Stopped Working

59Lifehacker / 8h
If your Samsung Blu-ray player isn’t booting up properly, you’re not alone. According to numerous bug reports from users around the world, Samsung Blu-ray players are stuck in a boot loop and cannot be used. This post from the Samsung support forums illustrates the issue most users are facing: Read more...

Mixer users get Xbox Gift Card credit for Embers: Here’s how much

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Credit will be given to users of the Microsoft Mixer game streaming platform after it closes its doors this summer and transitions to Facebook Gaming. The amount of credit a person receives will depend entirely on how much credit they have on the Mixer platform or if they’ve subscribed to a Mixer streamer in the month of June, 2020. If … Continue reading

Here’s how you can get free breakfast and up to 20% off your next Hyatt stay

The Points Guy / 8h
Editor’s note: As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. Travel companies are offering deals left and right to lure back travelers after the pandemic. Today,

Apple will let you change the default email and web browser app in iOS 14

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70Mashable / 9h
There was a lot to take in at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference this year, so you may have missed this important nugget of information: Apple will finally allow iOS users to change their default email and web browser apps with the arrival of the new iOS 14. Currently, if you were to write a new email message or click on a link, your iPhone or iPad would automatically open the Apple M

Can your Apple devices run the new OSes announced at WWDC? Check here

100+Ars Technica / 9h
A surprisingly long list of devices makes the iPadOS 14 list—but my own iPad 4th gen didn't make the cut. [credit: Apple ] Today's WWDC virtual conference exposed tons of new and exciting features for devices across the entire Apple ecosystem. If your device supports the newest version of its OS, it will get those features for free in an over-the-air update. For the most part, if you bought your

Microsoft Is Killing Mixer and Moving Everything to Facebook Gaming

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97Gizmodo / 9h
Despite signing a number of major streamers including Ninja and Shroud , Microsoft’s livestream platform Mixer just couldn’t break through. So starting today, Microsoft is moving all of Mixer’s content over to Facebook Gaming before Mixer gets shut down completely on July 22. Read more...

Does Your Blood Type Affect Your Risk of Covid-19?

85Gizmodo / 9h
An intriguing study published last week found a link between covid-19 severity and having type A blood; type O blood, on the other hand, was linked to a lower chance of severe illness. But it’s unlikely that any potential connection between covid-19 and blood type will be very relevant to the average person. Read more...

iOS 14 Features: Every New iPhone Feature Apple Showed Off

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Your home screen is changing, and your car keys may become optional. Here's what you can expect in your next big phone update.

Arm sacks China boss over secret Cayman Islands activity - but he won't leave

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Arm has fired the boss of its Chinese joint venture Arm China following allegations that he covertly set up a Cayman Islands private equity fund to raise millions from Chinese investors without consent from its parent company. As reported by The Telegraph , the UK-based chip designer has been trying to regain control of Arm China for the past few weeks. At the beginning of June, chairman and chie

NYSE seeks SEC approval for more direct listings

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The New York Stock Exchange filed an amendment today with the Securities and Exchange Commission to allow for more direct listings. Direct listings offer a more streamlined method for companies to go public and raise capital than traditional IPOs — which entail a lengthy roadshow process and involvement of underwriters to determine valuations and share-prices. Traditionally, direct listings to ra

How to Find a Drive-In Movie Near You

28Lifehacker / 9h
“Netflix and chill” was a great concept when the world was open and there was a plethora of other options that took us away from certain aspects of life. But now it’s safe to say that we are done enjoying the comforts of home, and aching to get out to a movie (or anything, really). Read more...

Every Awesome iOS 14 Feature Apple Announced at WWDC 2020

200+Lifehacker / 9h
Happy Worldwide Developer Conference Day! In other words, “the day when Apple announces a bunch of software stuff.” Apple talked about improvements to each of its platforms during today’s virtual keynote for WWDC 2020, and we’re going to focus on the latest version of iOS—iOS 14—for this post. Read more...

Crooks abuse Google Analytics to conceal theft of payment card data

100+Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge (credit: Pexels ) Hackers are abusing Google Analytics so that they can more covertly siphon stolen credit card data out of infected ecommerce sites, researchers reported on Monday. Payment card skimming used to refer solely to the practice of infecting point-of-sale machines in brick-and-mortar stores. The malware would extract credit card numbers and other data. Attackers would then use

Apple's next macOS update, Big Sur, features a big Safari redesign

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92Mashable / 9h
Big Sur. Yes, that's the name of the next version of Apple's macOS. Whether you love or hate the name, Apple showed off a bunch of the operating system's new features at WWDC 2020, and Mac users will almost certainly find something to like here. At its core, Big Sur still retains the basic look of macOS, with an app dock lining the bottom of the screen, a toolbar at the top, and any open windows

Apple Maps' new bike-route feature is off to a terrible start

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83Mashable / 9h
Apple Maps is getting a new bike-route feature in iOS 14, and, if Monday's WWDC presentation is any indication, it still has a long way to go. That brutal truth was communicated loud and clear when Apple Maps Product Design Director Meg Frost demoed the "dedicated cycling feature." Unfortunately, the suggested routes were absolute hot trash. Specifically, Frost showed how Apple Maps would instruc

Here's everything Apple announced at its WWDC 2020 keynote

500+Engadget / 9h
Due to the pandemic, today’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) was held virtually. That didn’t stop Apple from dropping major announcements about a migration from Intel processors to its own ARM-based, A-series chips, as well as a preview of iOS 14 and news about the next version of macOS, named Big Sur. Here’s everything you need to know from today’s virtual WWDC. Apple ditches Intel for its

How to use Disney’s new park pass reservation system

The Points Guy / 9h
So you want to go to Disney World sometime in 2020 or up until Sept. 26, 2021? Yeah, I know, coronavirus, mask requirements for those ages 2 and up, no FastPass+ and changes within the parks and resorts galore . But, that’s a tale for another day. If you’ve decided you want to go to Disney World, you’re going to need something you never needed in the past — a reservation to get into the theme par

Mixer: Microsoft abandons gaming app in Facebook deal

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500+BBC News - Technology / 9h
Mixer will close in a month's time, with partners being offered similar deals on Facebook Gaming.

Mini-Organ Research Reveals What COVID-19 Does to the Body

300+Futurism / 9h
In order to understand how COVID-19 spreads throughout the body, ravaging it in myriad ways, doctors are growing miniature balls or organ-like tissue called “organoids,” and infecting them again and again. The results, Nature News reports , are particularly troubling: the miniature lungs, livers, kidneys, hearts, intestines all showed signs of damage. The series of studies reveals with shocking c

Joel Schumacher, the Man Who Gave Us Bat-Nipples, Has Died at 80

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500+Gizmodo / 9h
Say what you will about Joel Schumacher ’s stint as the architect of Batman’s cinematic presence , but never let it be said that the director didn’t have taste. Read more...

Now Is A Good Time To Donate Blood

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The U.S. is currently facing a critical shortage of blood. Due to fears about the coronavirus, many blood drives were cancelled, perhaps because donors are feeling especially hesitant to sign up. Although there was a reduced need for blood during the lockdowns as many elective surgeries were postponed, the need for… Read more...

Mixer converting to Facebook Gaming, starting now

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29SlashGear / 9h
Microsoft just announced that they’d be shutting down their streaming platform Mixer, “enabling” gamers to “transition” to Facebook Gaming. The announcement came at the tail end of the WWDC 2020 Apple streaming event, while tech and gaming press were busy finishing up their first wave of coverage of Apple’s event. Microsoft’s announcement subtly suggested that they were “teaming up” with … Contin

“Cosmic Lighthouses” Could Help Astronauts Navigate Space

200+Futurism / 9h
For centuries, sailors used the night sky to navigate the seas. But once humanity transitions to traveling and living in space, the equation changes. It’s why scientists on board the International Space Station are looking for a GPS alternative for deep space travel. Rather than relying on satellite constellations, scientists are proposing we use neutron stars — or the dead remains of stars that

You Can Get a Lifetime of VPN Protection for Only $35 Right Now

Futurism / 9h
Your IP address reveals more about you than you realize. One study conducted by the Canadian government found that just by identifying an IP address, a researcher can determine your physical location, some of your web history, your email address, and. depending on how your computer and network are configured, even your city and state. A virtual private network, or VPN, hides your IP address, and

Apple announces switch from Intel to its own silicon chip in future Macs

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45Mashable / 9h
After endless rumors and speculation, Apple has finally announced it's switching from Intel processors to its own silicon at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference. The first Mac to include Apple's new in-house chip is expected to ship before the end of the year, with a full transition slated for sometime within the next two years. Using its own processor, Apple assures the Mac will have a "

Explora Hotels Selling Vouchers With 50% Bonus

27One Mile at a Time / 9h
Lately we’ve seen a lot of travel brands get creative when it comes to generating revenue . With so many businesses having liquidity issues, we’re seeing companies offer a deal if you pay now for travel later. In particular, we’ve seen lots of hotel brands sell discounted gift cards or stay certificates for future stays. Well, you can now add Explora to that list. Explora offering 50% bonus on gi

Microsoft is killing its game-streaming service, folding it into Facebook’s

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58Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson ) Mixer, the game-streaming platform acquired by Microsoft in 2016 , is done. Xbox team lead Phil Spencer confirmed the news on Monday, announcing a 30-day end-of-life period before Microsoft formally pulls the plug on July 22. What's more, Microsoft used the opportunity to offer all of its users, particularly its moneymaking "partner" members, a transition path to

Facebook acquires VR studio behind ‘Lone Echo’

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Facebook has been on a game studio acquisition spree over the past year, buying up developers behind some of the most popular VR titles. That trend continued today with the company’s acquisition of Ready at Dawn Studios, the developer behind the Lone Echo games, one of Oculus’s most successful series. The studio has been working closely with Facebook and Oculus for a while as a publishing partner

Want to Own a Fossilized Tyrannosaurus Rex Bone? Of Course You Do.

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Everybody loves dinosaurs . Massive and mysterious, they inspire more childlike wonder than any other creature in the history of our planet. Now, thanks to the dinosaur fossils for sale at Mini Museum , you can build your own private collection of rare dinosaur bones without spending an insane amount of money. Since its launch in 2014, Mini Museum has been making miniature collections of rare and

Speed up Your Weekend Vacuuming With $130 off a Dyson V7 Animal

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Dyson V7 Animal | $200 | Newegg

Listen to Tunes With Anker's Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Headphones

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Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Headphones | $80 | Amazon Read more...

New model challenges idea that Pluto started out frozen

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Enlarge (credit: NASA/APL/SRI ) Pluto’s recategorization as a dwarf planet may have caused some past anger, but there has never been a better time to be a Pluto fan. Since the New Horizons mission gave us our first real look at Pluto in 2015, researchers have been digging into the rich reality of this icy world. The latest question under the magnifying glass: what was Pluto like at its birth? Ben

A Multibillion-Dollar Opportunity: Virus-Proofing the New Office

200+NYT > Technology / 9h
Tech, catering and design companies are rushing to sell employers on fever scanners, box lunches and office floor-planning apps for social distancing. But it’s too soon to tell if they will work.

Scientists Mapped Out Every Atom in the Coronavirus’s Spikes

400+Futurism / 9h
If you could squint hard enough to see the microscopic world, you would notice that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is absolutely coated in tiny little spikes . These spikes, each one a protein that can stick and bind itself to a host cell, are key to the coronavirus’s unique infectiousness. But now, scientists from Lehigh University, Seoul National University, and the University of Cambridge have man

What Apple Watch 6 details can we learn from watchOS 7?

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55TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
WWDC is an interesting event for Apple Watch fans. Apple doesn’t want to reveal its hardware plans this early in the year with the next Watch still some months away. But it does want to get developers excited about making apps for it. The result? An unveiling of the next generation of watchOS, which can often bring some clues about where the hardware is going to go. Here, then, are the highlights

All the Stuff Coming to Apple Home in the Fall

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57Gizmodo / 9h
Apple’s super-stuffed developer’s presentation today brought new announcements for wearables, an overhauled iOS interface, and a new macOS with the debut of Big Sur. But Apple dropped a bunch of updates coming to the Apple tech we use in our homes—a place we’re now spending more time than ever. Read more...

Apple adds CarKey function to iOS14, BMW will support it first

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96Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / The answer to Beenie Man's eternal question is "my iPhone." (credit: Apple ) On Monday, Apple revealed a new feature in iOS 14 that will allow (some) users to ditch the keys to their car. It's called CarKey, and it's Apple's implementation of the Car Connectivity Consortium's Digital Key Release 2.0 standard , which was finalized in early May. The idea is pretty simple. You pair your ph

iOS 14 will let you set default apps for email and web browsing

200+Engadget / 10h
Apple is slowly loosening its grip on default apps in iOS. Starting with iOS 14, the company will allow users to change their default email app and web browser. The change, which was reported by Bloomberg in February , wasn’t discussed onstage but cropped up in Apple’s list of new features coming to iOS 14. With the iOS 14 update, users can “set a default web browser and email app that launch whe

Alaska Airlines advances Airbus A320 retirements, weighs post-pandemic fleet needs

54The Points Guy / 10h
Alaska Airlines is moving forward with plans to retire more Airbus A320s even as it ponders the shape of its future fleet amid uncertainty over the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The Seattle-based carrier is keeping plans to retire seven of its 49 remaining A320s in 2021, under an updated fleet plan released Monday. In addition, Alaska will retire one Boeing 737-800 and hopes to take del

Why Use a Regular Bowl When You Could Use a Cheese Bowl?

78Lifehacker / 10h
I love a food delivery system that is itself edible . Usually said delivery systems are employed in sweet and often ice cream-related scenarios (cones, waffle bowls), though one could argue that, when used correctly, the Bugle qualifies. But in my opinion, the best savory edible container is one that is made entirely … Read more...

Apple unveils iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur features for India, China and other international markets

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Apple will roll out a range of new features and improvements that are aimed at users in India, China and other international markets with its yearly updates to iOS, iPadOS, and macOS operating systems, it unveiled today. iOS 14, which is rolling out to developers today and will reach general users later this year , introduces new bilingual dictionaries to support French and German; Indonesia and

Apple’s iMessage update takes cues from Slack with mentions, pins, threads and more

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56TechCrunch / 10h
Apple’s iMessage platform is getting a notable update with the release of iOS 14 and macOS’s Big Sur. At its virtual Worldwide Developer Conference keynote this morning, Apple announced the next version of iMessage will support a number of popular features found in rival messaging apps like Slack or even Facebook’s Messenger, among others. This includes added support for common features like inli

Apple Maps gets electric vehicle routing to find EV chargers

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100+TechCrunch / 10h
Apple has added a routing feature to Maps that’s designed for electric vehicle owners. The EV routing feature, which will be available in the newest version of iOS, is one of several improvements that Apple is making to Maps . Apple unveiled the new feature Monday at a virtual version of WWDC 2020, the company’s annual developer conference. The EV routing aims to eliminate range anxiety — the fea

COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t increased loneliness in US, study finds

SlashGear / 10h
Concerns about loneliness caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may be overblown, a new study has found. Florida State University researchers report that lockdown orders in the US haven’t caused a noticeable increase in loneliness among Americans, with participants instead reporting that they feel more supported than before the pandemic started. These findings were despite stay-home orders. Lockdowns a

'Hamilton' will lose some curse words for Disney+

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500+Mashable / 10h
With Hamilton on its way to Disney+ , hardcore Hamilfans had a question about that PG-13 rating: What about the fucks? On stage, Hamilton contains exactly three f-bombs, two of which had to be sacrificed to avoid an R rating, Lin-Manuel Miranda explained on Twitter. He even took it a step further and immediately quelled speculation about which fucks we'd have to give (up). ...I literally gave two

Will your iPad get iPadOS 14? There's good news for owners of most iPads

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Apple has finally unveiled iPadOS 14 , the newest (and second, not fourteenth) version of its iPad-only operating system that'll bring new tweaks and features to your faithful tablet. There's good news for people who like using iPadOS and are keen to try the newer version – every iPad that supported the original version last September will get iPadOS 14, as well as the newer iPads released since

Michael Keaton Could Play Bruce Wayne Again for The Flash Movie

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1KGizmodo / 10h
Funny thing about Infinite Earths to have crises on . Anyone could show up . Read more...

YouTube brings summer camp home to kids

73Engadget / 10h
If kids can’t attend an IRL summer camp this year, then YouTube is trying to give them the next best thing with #CampYouTube. Starting today, kids and parents can access more than 1,200 hours of scheduled programming with “campfire talks,” DIY projects and virtual field trips. The fun lasts through July 5th. Parents and caregivers are looking for ways to keep entertained and educated this summer,

American Airlines Learns The Art Of Buy High, Sell Low

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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 ...

How to Carry a Key While Running

56Lifehacker / 10h
I’ve had shoelaces come undone before. We all have. So if I need to stash something valuable on my person—like a car key (while I’m running) or a wedding ring (while I’m lifting weights), working it into my shoelace knot (as suggested in this Reddit thread ) doesn’t feel like a very safe proposition. But there is a… Read more...

Verizon just launched one of the most rewarding no-annual-fee cards — 4 things you need to know

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200+The Points Guy / 10h
Earlier this year, Verizon previewed a credit card in partnership with Synchrony Bank. While the world has drastically changed since that January announcement, Verizon surveyed existing customers to determine if now is still the right time to release a consumer card product. For more credit card and travel news, sign up for our daily newsletter and bookmark our dedicated coronavirus hub . Today,

Here’s how Apple’s stock fared during the WWDC keynote

60TechCrunch / 10h
Apple held its WWDC keynote today, a virtual affair that managed to convince swaths of the technology industry to watch a pre-recorded video. While TechCrunch has posts galore up on the site about all the latest stuff from Cupertino, we also kept an eye on Apple’s stock price during its event. Doing so is a TechCrunch tradition , even if the company’s shares don’t tend to trade too sharply during

iOS apps will run natively on ARM-powered Macs

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200+Engadget / 10h
Aside from iOS14 and MacOS Big Sur , Apple also announced that iPad and iPhone apps will now be able to run natively on ARM-powered Macs . This means that now all iOS apps will be able to run on Mac OS, as long as the latter runs on Apple’s own silicon-based hardware. According to Apple, since the iOS apps were built on the same Apple silicon as the upcoming Mac hardware, they will be able to run

Satellite Reveals Massive Saharan Dust Cloud Over the Atlantic Ocean

300+Gizmodo / 10h
A dust cloud measuring began to drift across the Atlantic last week. It’s a development that could stall the formation of dangerous tropical storms in what’s expected to be an active season , at least for the time being. Read more...

Lyft settles DOJ lawsuit alleging violation of Americans with Disabilities Act

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Lyft has agreed to settle a lawsuit from the U.S. Department of Justice that alleges the ridesharing company discriminated against disabled people — specifically those who use foldable wheelchairs or walkers. One complainant, known as J.H. in the suit, alleged Lyft drivers denied giving him a ride on several occasions because of his collapsible wheelchair. As part of the settlement, Lyft has agre

Here’s everything Apple announced in the WWDC 2020 keynote today

200+TechCrunch / 10h
Today marks the first day of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (or WWDC, as it’s known.) With the pandemic continuing to rage on throughout the world, this year’s WWDC is entirely virtual — including the company’s big annual keynote, where it shows off all of the updates coming to iOS, macOS, and all of the other software it builds in-house. Didn’t have time to watch the whole stream live? H

Depixelizing Video Game Characters Creates Monsters

1KLifehacker / 10h
A new digital tool built to depixelize photos sounds scary and bad. Another way to remove privacy from the world. But this tool is also being used for a sillier and not terrible purpose: Depixelizng old game characters. The results are...nevermind, this is also a terrible use of this tool. Read more...

How Delta Air Lines Plans To Resume China Flights (With A Stop)

400+One Mile at a Time / 10h
Major US airlines stopped offering passenger flights to China around the beginning of February. Since then we’ve seen them operate cargo flights there, but that’s it. Well, it looks like Delta Air Lines is about to become the first major US airline to restart passenger flights to China as of later this week. Delta will fly to Shanghai via Seoul Delta Air Lines will be resuming flights to China as

Apple starts its two-year transition to ARM this week

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300+Engadget / 10h
It’s the end of an era. Or at least the beginning of the end. Apple has officially announced that it will be switching from Intel processors to its own ARM-based, A-series chips in its Mac computers. The company already uses these SoCs (systems-on-a-chip) in its mobile devices, so this change will create a common architecture across Apple’s hardware ecosystem. During the WWDC keynote , CEO Tim Co

Microsoft's Livestreaming Service Mixer Will Shut Down

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2KWired / 10h
The company announced it's shutting down its livestreaming service and will soon redirect to Facebook Gaming.

Apple Developer Transition Kit ships this week for macOS to Arm transition

SlashGear / 10h
As the rumors had claimed, Apple is officially transitioning its Mac products to its own silicon, a transitional process the company expects will take around two years to fully complete. Amid the many details about this new hardware and plan was mention of the Developer Transition Kit (DTK), a product that will help developers build and test their Universal 2 … Continue reading

The Relief Period on Your Federally Backed Mortgage Just Got Extended

61Lifehacker / 10h
People worried about paying their mortgages during the pandemic will get an extended reprieve from the government. The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced last week that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend their moratorium on foreclosures and evictions until “at least” August 31. Read more...

Save 20% On a Starter Set of Wüstof Gourmet Knives

20Lifehacker / 10h
Wüstof 7-Piece Knife Set | $120 | Amazon

The volcano that caused famines in ancient Rome? It was in Alaska

1KArs Technica / 10h
Enlarge / The 10km-wide caldera on Alaska's Unmak Island formed during the 43 BCE Okmok II eruption. (credit: Kerry Key (Columbia University, New York, NY)) Roman writers described unusual weather and famines in the years following Julius Caesar’s assassination in 44 BCE, adding to the turbulence of the civil war that marked the transition from Republic to Empire. A recent study has now identifie

This Man Sees Numbers as Squiggles

100+Gizmodo / 10h
A man’s baffling inability to see certain numerical digits might provide insight into how our brains work. According to the scientists who have studied him, the nature of his condition—which makes him see spaghetti-like shapes in place of the numbers 2 through 9—suggests that our brains can recognize complex concepts… Read more...

If You've Ever Wondered How Much Room The U.S. Saved By Moving To LCD TVs, Boy Are You In Luck

100+Gizmodo / 10h
Okay, look, right off the bat I’ll admit this really doesn’t have much to do with cars. I mean, it was inspired by something that happened in a car, and there’s some references to both air and space transportation here, but I’m not going to lie to you: it’s not really about cars. But, it is kind of interesting, and I… Read more...

Apple Watch will make sure you wash your hands for 20 seconds

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Don't turn off that faucet just yet! Now, Apple Watch will make sure you're doing a good job of washing your hands, slackers. Apple unveiled the new Apple Watch operating system, WatchOS 7, at its virtual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. One new feature seems slightly infantilizing, but is probably extremely useful for both your health and society's. It's called Automatic Handwashing De

watchOS 7 adds Apple Watch sleep tracking, handwashing detection, new Fitness app

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As it is every year, WWDC is a multi-faceted show, with Apple revealing a number of new features across its software lineup. It’s the time of year when Apple reveals new iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS updates, and this year’s jump to watchOS 7 seems to be a pretty significant one. On top of the more incremental features you’d expect … Continue reading

Apple will let you emulate old apps and run iOS apps on ARM Macs

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Apple has announced a major shift for the Mac. In the future, the company is going to switch from Intel CPU to Apple’s own silicon, based on ARM architecture. If you are a developer or if you run obscure enterprise apps, you may have a lot of questions about how it’s going to work. First, you’ll be able to compile your app to run both on Intel-based Macs and ARM-based Macs. You can ship those app

Hulu announces a new offer-focused ad format called GatewayGo

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Hulu is unveiling a new ad unit today, which it’s calling GatewayGo. The idea is to give viewers a way to directly interact with the advertisers and receive personalized offers. This makes good on Hulu’s statement at the beginning of the year that it would be rolling out ads that are more transactional — so viewers can act on an ad right away, and advertisers get a concrete measurement of an ad’s

Apple is releasing a Mac mini with an Apple processor for developers starting this week

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Apple is eager to help developers transition to its forthcoming Apple system-on-a-chip-based Mac computers, and it’s preparing a number of resources to do that — including developer hardware. Apple’s Developer Transition Kit, which registered developers can apply for via its developer website, includes a Mac mini with an A12Z processor inside, running a pre-release version of macOS Big Sur. The k

The first Macs using Apple silicon are coming this year

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Apple has confirmed that it’s switching Macs to its own silicon, transitioning away from Intel processors, and now we know when we’ll actually be able to buy a Mac running on Apple chips. Though the first hardware will be a custom version of the Mac mini, that will be focused on developers to begin getting them up to speed. The … Continue reading

Apple details boosts to performance and privacy for Safari

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You might be less inclined to skip Safari in favor of other browsers if you update to macOS Big Sur . Apple has revamped Safari with not just a more streamlined design, but a few much-needed features. For one, it’s simply faster — Apple is vowing that frequently used pages will load up to 50 percent faster than on Chrome in some cases. The company claims that you’ll still get solid battery life i

Watch the first trailer for ‘Foundation,’ coming to Apple TV+ in 2021

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While Apple TV+ only played a small role in Apple’s announcements during today’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, the company did unveil the first teaser trailer for its upcoming “Foundation” series. The show is based on the classic science fiction stories and novels by Isaac Asimov, which depict the fall of a Galactic Empire and the efforts of Hari Seldon, inventor of a new predictive sc

Apple adds a dedicated biking feature to Maps in iOS 14

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Apple’s newest version of iOS is bringing a host of new features to Maps, including a dedicated cycling option that will optimize paths for bicyclists and even let users know if the route includes challenging hills. Apple unveiled the new feature Monday at a virtual version of WWDC 2020, the company’s annual developer conference. Apple Maps has included public transit and walking in previous iter

Apple’s Safari will soon tell you all the ad trackers watching you

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Apple is turning the tables on invasive ad trackers. The tech giant announced Monday a new privacy feature in its underdog browser, Safari, which will shine a spotlight on all of the ad trackers embedded on each article or website you visit. Safari’s new anti-tracking feature sits in the top part of the browser next to the address bar, and blocks intrusive trackers as you browse the web. Users ca

It's Official: The Mac Is Transitioning to Apple-Made Silicon

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Apple officially announced that it will move away using Intel processors in its computers and to its own custom-designed chips, and it says those processors will be faster than Intel’s and consume less power. The company is designing a family of SoCs for their Mac product line, so there will now be a common… Read more...

Mac switch to Apple silicon confirmed

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Today Apple announced that they’d be moving toward their own silicon – effectively removing Intel from the equation. This was a “huge leap forward for the Mac,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “Today is the day we’re announcing the Mac is transitioning to our own Apple silicon.” This move is major for every key player involved – not just Intel … Continue reading

Apple makes watchOS 7 official, with handwashing, sleep tracking, and dancing

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Apple revealed watchOS 7, an update to its Watch operating system, on Monday at WWDC 2020. The Cupertino-based company carved out some time in its annual software showcase to talk about the evolution of its Apple Watch operating system . To no one's surprise, Apple's continued down the path of making the Apple Watch a health-focused device, with the addition of sleep tracking, handwashing detecti

Watch the first trailer for the Apple TV+ 'Foundation' series

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Apple has revealed the first trailer for Foundation, the highly-anticipated sci-fi series based on Issac Asimov’s iconic books of the same name. The series is coming to Apple TV+ in 2021, after the show-runners were forced to pause production on the series due to the coronavirus pandemic. The series will star Jared Harris as Hari Seldon, the mathematics professor behind “psychohistory,” which use

Apple TV+ delivers a shiny new trailer for Isaac Asimov's 'Foundation'

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Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference 2020 presentation wasn't all tech news. We also got a slick-looking trailer for the Apple TV+ original Foundation . It's based on the series of novels by Isaac Asimov and it's a big story. Here's how Apple describes this take: "[T]he epic saga ... chronicles a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fal

Apple adds EV route planning to Maps, digital car keys to Wallet app

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At Apple's online Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), anyone with an electric vehicle noticed a new feature coming in iOS 14 that's similar to Tesla's mapping tool: EV routing. There's another feature announced Monday that'll be familiar to Tesla owners. Apple is adding keyless entry with CarKey, a digital key kept in Apple's Wallet app, so you can use the phone to unlock and start your car. I

Microsoft kills Mixer, will push users to Facebook Gaming

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Microsoft is killing its Twitch competitor Mixer next month and is partnering with Facebook to push its users toward the Facebook Gaming service. The app is winding down on July 22. The sudden move comes after Microsoft has dumped considerable efforts into its gaming-centric streaming service, acquiring streaming rights to some of the biggest esports personalities like Ninja and Shroud. Microsoft

Will your iPhone get the iOS 14 update?

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Apple's next generation of iPhone software is now official, and for those hoping to get the iOS 14 update when it lands later this year, there's good news. Apple has confirmed that iOS 14 will be available on the iPhone 6S and later – which means that every handset that received iOS 13 in 2019 will get the new update in 2020. In the past, we've seen Apple drop the oldest supported device from the

Apple Macs are abandoning Intel for Apple-designed processor

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Apple has confirmed that it's ditching Intel processors in its Mac devices in favor of ARM-based Apple silicon, enabling iPhone and iPad apps to run natively on macOS for the first time. The move, which has been long-rumored , was announced by Apple CEO Tim Cook, who touted the switch to custom silicon as “a huge leap forward” for the Mac. While Apple kept tight-lipped on details, the company pro

Amazon Big Style Sale: the best luggage deals happening now

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With travel restrictions beginning to ease around the world, now might be the perfect time to pick up a great luggage deal. It’s fortunate, then, that Amazon has discounted a number of premium brands as part of its Big Style Sale, with huge savings available on backpacks, suitcases, laptop bags, and children’s luggage. Shop the full Amazon Big Style Sale here Amazon's Big Style Sale includes over

Apple Mac computers make jump to its own chips

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The firm will now custom-design the chips that power its future desktop and laptop computers.

8 of the Best Stand-Up Comedians to Watch as a Family

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We could all use a few extra laughs right now, but our kids, in particular, have had a rough go of it this year. With a long (boring?) summer still stretching out ahead of us, now is a good time to lighten the mood in the home—with some good old-fashioned stand-up comedy. Read more...

Apple brings picture-in-picture and gaming updates to Apple TV

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Apple announced a couple key changes for Apple TV at WWDC2020 today. Its focus with Apple tvOS 14 appears to be updates to gaming and a new picture-in-picture feature. On the gaming side, Apple is expanding multi-user support. You’ll open the control center to switch between users and see your progress, achievements and friends. You can instantly resume games where you left off, and Apple is addi

A Startup Takes ‘Investing in People’ Literally. Not Everyone Approves

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Human IPO lets individuals sell their time on the open market. Its cofounders believe its valuation model is agnostic—but it may still reflect an unequal world.

New Apple Watches will soon help you wash your hands by listening for water

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Hand washing is something we’ve all been paying a lot more attention to since Covid-19 hit, and Apple's new watchOS 7 has a specific feature to help you wash your hands for the right amount of time. The software, announced during WWDC 2020 , will include a hand-washing tracking feature that can automatically detect when you start cover your palms in water, which is based on the motion of your han

Apple TV Plus to welcome new Asimov sci-fi series to rival Star Trek: Discovery

Apple Asimov Foundation
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Apple TV Plus is getting a brand-new sci-fi series: Foundation is based on the 1951 book series by Isaac Asimov, and is coming to the streaming service in 2021, as announced at WWDC 2020 . Set amongst the final days of a galactic empire, the books follow two groups of scientists settled at opposite ends of the galaxy, placed there to preserve civilization in the wake of an impending 30,000-year d

Will your Apple Watch get watchOS 7? Some smartwatches are set to miss out

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New versions of watchOS, Apple's operating system for its Apple Watches, have previously supported all of the company's older smartwatches, but it's been confirmed the watchOS 7 , the newest version, won't run on some of the older devices. This news comes from Apple's Newsroom where the watchOS 7 announcement release includes the addendum, in small letters at the bottom 'watchOS 7 will be availab

Apple unveils iPadOS 14 with search and Apple Pencil upgrades

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macOS Big Sur official: Safari speed boost, app updates, new design

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Apple has named its new version of Mac software, with macOS Big Sur being announced at WWDC 2020. It’s being described as the biggest design change undertaken by Apple since iOS 10, with the company’s unified symbols – along with depth and translucency – brought over from iOS and iPadOS to the desktop now. There’ll be new system-level controls, and … Continue reading

Apple is building its own processors for future Macs

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Apple just confirmed what is likely the biggest news of today’s WWDC kickoff. Tim Cook officially announced that the company will be producing its own processors for its desktops and laptops — one of the biggest changes in the company’s long computing history. As has been rumored for years now, Apple is moving away from its reliance on Intel chips, into its own ARM-based. The move is the next log

Apple ditches Intel for its own processors in Macs

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Apple is edging closer to having full control over what powers its products. At WWDC, it confirmed long-standing reports that it's moving away from Intel processors and using its own chips , similar to those that power iPhones and iPads, in MacBooks and Macs. The project is called Apple Silicon, and it’s all about creating powerful, energy-efficient processors. The chips will have deep integratio

This is Apple’s roadmap for moving the first Macs away from Intel

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ARM Macs get a whole Apple SoC, with lots of components. [credit: Apple ] After 15 years, Apple will again transition the Mac to a new architecture. The company announced at its developer conference today that it will introduce Macs featuring Apple-designed, ARM-based processors similar to those already used in the iPhone and iPad. Tim Cook pegged this switch as one of the four biggest transition

The Next Version of macOS is Called Big Sur and It's Getting a Very iOS Facelift

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It’s a very different year for Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, and not only because it’s all taking place online. We’re finally starting to see the company’s mobile operating systems overshadowing its desktop software, and in addition to bringing more mobile apps to its computers, we’re seeing the aesthetic… Read more...

Apple reveals its original Foundation sci-fi series for Apple TV+

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As part of its WWDC 2020 keynote today, Apple has introduced Foundation, its original TV show based on the novel with the same name from Issac Asimov. The introduction included a dramatic new trailer, introducing viewers to a science fiction drama to join other current hits like Amazon’s The Expanse. The series will arrive in 2021, but you can watch … Continue reading

Apple will let users pick their own default email and browser apps

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Apple quietly made a major announcement that will change life for users of mobile Chrome, Gmail or Outlook. The company is shifting its view on app defaults and will be allowing users to set different app defaults for their mail and browser apps. The company specifically denoted that this feature is coming to iPadOS and iOS 14. This likely means users can designate which browser they’re directed

Apple and Basecamp Reach an Uneasy Truce—For Now

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On the day Apple’s annual developer conference officially kicks off, it looks like the tech giant has chosen to settle a recent high-profile scuffle with its developer community—at least for the time being. Read more...

A Record Number of Bees Died Last Summer

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It’s been a bad year for bees. According to the preliminary results of the University of Maryland’s annual survey, U.S. beekeepers lost 43.7% of their honey bees from April 2019 to April 2020. That’s the second highest rate of decline the researchers’ have observed since they started the survey in 2006. Read more...

Apple’s iOS 14 will give users the option to decline app ad tracking

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A new version of iOS wouldn’t be the same without a bunch of security and privacy updates. Apple on Monday announced a ton of new features it’ll bake into iOS 14, expected out later this year with the release of new iPhones and iPads. Apple said it will allow users to share your approximate location with apps, instead of your precise location. It’ll allow apps to take your rough location without

App Clips: Apple’s low-key 5G hero feature

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Apple revealed App Clips, a system where a bit of an app can be launched without downloading the entirety of an app. This feature was revealed with a bunch of iOS 14 elements and didn’t seem to be all that extraordinarily important in the moment in which it was first shown. But given the oncoming launch of iPhone devices with … Continue reading

The next version of macOS will be called Big Sur

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At its virtual WWDC keynote today , Apple unveiled a ton of updates for iOS 14 , watchOS , AirPods and iPads, but the company also had news to share for its laptop products. We’re not just talking about the much-anticipated adoption of Apple’s own processors for Macs , either. Today, Apple announced that the next version of its desktop software will be macOS Big Sur, and it introduces a new desig

Apple makes it easy to see the personal info apps request

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Given Apple’s big focus on user privacy, it’s not a surprise that they’re announcing a few updates across this year’s set of software updates. In every store that Apple runs, developers will be required to show exactly what they tell Apple with regards to data collection and tracking. It’ll be shown as a little privacy “nutrition label” that gives you the most important details you’ll want to see

Microsoft just gave Linux on Windows 10 a major upgrade

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Microsoft is bringing graphics processor support to Linux on Windows 10 through its Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and now Nvidia, Intel and AMD have announced their support for the effort as well. Back at Build 2020, the software giant revealed its plans to add a full Linux kernel to Windows 10 with the release of version 2 of WSL and the company also now plans to support Linux GUI apps that

macOS 10.16 announced at WWDC 2020

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Apple has just revealed macOS 10.16 , its much-anticipated followup to macOS Catalina (10.15 ), at its WWDC 2020 event. This will be a major update to the operating system for Macs and MacBooks, and while Apple hasn't revealed when the final version of macOS 10.16 will be available to download, it's likely that it will be around September or October of this year, if previous macOS launches are an

How to Safely Share a Backyard Pool This Summer

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Now that it’s officially summer and the temperatures in many parts of the country are rising beyond what’s comfortable, many of us are dreaming of the cool escape of a pool. We’ve already discussed what you need to know before going swimming in a public pool or beach , but what about taking a dip in someone’s backyard?… Read more...

Five Sunscreens Perfect for Darker Skin Tones

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Not all sunscreens were created equal and for good reason. Most of them are made with Zinc Oxide, which gives you a white cast on your face and the rest of your body. And if you have darker skin, it’ll be more noticeable. And despite the rumors, Black folk and everyone else with darker skin can get a sunburn.… Read more...

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2020

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The company's annual developer conference, streaming online this year, has been rich with announcements. Here's the latest news from the WWDC stage.

Apple announces macOS 11, “Big Sur,“ with an emphasis on design

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Enlarge (credit: Apple ) It's WWDC, and today Apple is announcing the next big version of macOS " Big Sur ," which, after 15 versions of "OS 10.x," is actually version 11! Big Sur, like the previous versions, is named after a region in California. Apple says Big Sur comes with an "entirely new interface" with "refinements in buttons and controls" and a new unified icon yet. Finder and most other

Apple's iPadOS 14 adds Scribble handwriting recognition

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Even though iPadOS is fairly new, it’s not immune to improvement. At WWDC, Apple announced a brand new iPadOS 14 that will not only inherit many of the new features of iOS 14, such as an app library and widgets on the home screen, it’ll have several more iPad-specific features too. One of the biggest improvements is with Apple Pencil and the introduction of a new functionality called Scribble on

This sustainable brick is made of recycled sand and plastic waste — Future Blink

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The ‘silica plastic block’ is made from recycled foundry dust. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Environment , Sustainability , and Future Blink

watchOS 7’s ‘Face Sharing’ feature can help custom watch faces go viral

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Apple at its Worldwide Developers Conference this morning announced a much-requested feature for Apple Watch: the ability to customize and share third-party watch faces with others. There are now over 20,000 Watch apps available on the Apple Watch App Store, but what has been missing was the ability to fully use all the data from your favorite apps in a single face on your Watch’s main screen. Th

AirPods Pro get a huge new Dolby Atmos update in iOS 14

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The Apple AirPods Pro are getting a hefty firmware upgrade with iOS 14 , which will allow for Dolby Atmos spatial audio, bringing immersive 3D sound to your true wireless earbuds . Announced at the company's WWDC 2020 keynote, the new feature will work in 5.1, 7.1, and Dolby Atmos, which positions sound all around you within a virtual sphere – that means that if you're watching a Dolby Atmos film

iPadOS 14 focuses on giving apps a macOS feel

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Apple showcased a few new tablet-specific updates coming to iPadOS that aim to appease users hungry for software that treats the devices as laptop replacements. Apple’s iPad-specific updates are fairly low-key this year. The big change is how Apple’s stock apps are being designed with an eye toward sidebars and drop-down menus. It all sounds pretty dry, but it brings a decidedly more complex and

This sculpture tells you how hot the Great Barrier Reef is — Future Blink

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Created by artist Jason deCaires Carter, “Ocean Siren” changes color based on the ocean's temperatures. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Global Warming , Oceans , and Future Blink

Fossil's Chic Grant Watch Is 67% off in Amazon's Big Style Sale

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Apple unveils macOS 11.0 Big Sur, featuring a new aesthetic and redesigned apps

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For some time now, macOS has been an also-ran, as Apple has shifted a majority of its focus to its mobile operating systems. Last year’s move to Catalina brought some key changes to the mix, including Sidecar , but many recent updates have centered around making the operating system more iOS-like. The next version of the operating system maintains the recent trend of borrowing its name from some

The Apple Watch can soon track sleep

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Apple just announced a long-requested feature to the Apple Watch. Sleep Tracking. With this new feature, users can not only track sleep but create what Apple says is a holistic approach to improving sleep. The sleep tracking function works in conjunction with an iPhone to help a person create a better sleep routine. This feature is called Wind Down and is designed to reduce distractions on the iP

Big AirPods update delivers automatic switching, spatial audio

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Apple has been speeding through incoming updates during its WWDC 2020 keynote, and it seems that AirPods are in for a couple of big ones. First off, your AirPods will soon be able to switch automatically between your Apple devices, seemingly as you pick them up and set them down. Apple today showed off a quick graphic of AirPod audio … Continue reading

Apple Maps update in iOS 14 will reduce electric car range anxiety

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Apple has confirmed a new EV Routing feature for electric car owners in Apple Maps, taking into consideration your vehicle's range and charging points along your route. Announced during Apple's WWDC 2020 keynote, as part of the iOS 14 update for iPhones, the new electric car routing options is also joined by a new cycling transport choice. Back to the electric car navigation though, and Apple say

AirPods Pro Are Getting a Very Powerful Software Upgrade

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Apple just announced that it’s bringing spacial audio to its AirPods to simulate a surround sound audio system, and will support 5.1, 7.1, and Dolby Atmos. Apple will use AI plus a built in accelerometer and gyroscope to better sync the audio according to the position of your head or your screen. It will only be… Read more...

How to Prevent COVID-19 While Still Enjoying Your Summer

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Do you remember earlier this year, when people were sure that the pandemic would end when the weather warmed up? Read more...

iOS 14 adds cycling and EV navigation plus new CarPlay and iPhone-as-key

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iOS 14 is updating the Apple Maps and CarPlay experience, with Apple bringing the ability to use your iPhone as your car key, as well as to get new routing specific for EVs and cyclists. Announced at WWDC 2020 today, the new iOS 14 comes as Apple revamps its iPhone software to make it quicker and easier to navigate. Apple … Continue reading

Apple's watchOS 7 includes sleep tracking and an upgraded Fitness app

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Apple has previewed watchOS 7, and it’s clear the company is bent on addressing some longstanding omissions. For one, it finally has sleep tracking and management — you can not only choose to wind things down on both your Apple Watch and your iPhone, but measure the quality of your sleep through traits like micro-movements. The watch dims and shuts off when you’re asleep, and you’ll get info when

CarKey unlocks your car with your iPhone

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Apple will roll out CarKey, a feature that uses NFC technology to unlock and start your vehicle, in iOS 14 . The feature will also come to iOS 13. The first vehicle to get CarKey support will be the BMW 5 Series, which comes out in July. CarKey pairs a vehicle to an iPhone or Apple Watch, and allows users to share their key digitally with family and friends. The whole system operates via Apple Wa

iPadOS 14 update: Apple accepts size, power, and 3rd-party defaults

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At WWDC 2020, Apple revealed several big updates to the way iPad operates with iPadOS 14. This new system makes a whole lot of use out of “sidebars” as it were. There’ll also be a singular Search bar where users can search apps, data on the iPad, and the web. There’ll also be “Scribble”, a system that’ll turn handwritten text … Continue reading

iOS 14 serves up major updates for Siri, Messages, Translate

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Apple, unsurprisingly, led its WWDC 2020 press conference with the announcement of iOS 14. In the next version of Apple’s latest operating system, we’ll see some improvements to Siri, Translate, and Messages. The Siri improvements should prove to be very exciting for iPhone owners who make heavy use of the AI assistant, as the days of Siri hijacking your entire … Continue reading

Planets With Oceans of Lava May Have Given Us Meteorites

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Hellfire Scientists have been perplexed by the origins of chondrules — the tiny, mysterious spheres found in many of the meteorites that have crashed into Earth. But now, they’ve got a new hypothesis for where they came from, and it may be the most brutal space theory so far. As the idea goes, tiny proto-planets covered in oceans of lava — yes, lava planets, as seen in science fiction everywhere

watchOS 7 release date, beta, features and supported Apple Watches

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Apple has officially announced watchOS 7, the next big operating system update that’s expected to arrive alongside the Apple Watch 6 later in 2020. While we won’t see the new operating system for months, Apple revealed watchOS 7 at its WWDC 2020 event to introduce exciting new features that will change how we use our Apple smartwatches. WatchOS updates have brought new features to older Apple Wat

Apple is bringing spatial audio to AirPods Pro

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It’s no AirPods Studio, but Apple’s got a pretty exciting update to last year’s AirPods Pro. The bluetooth headphones are getting spatial audio (or 3D audio, depending on who you ask). The addition of the feature gives audio a sense of locational awareness, with sound originating from different points. It’s a nice addition that should be good for movies where sound location is part of the narrati

How to Make Sure Your Washed Face Masks Are Dry the Next Day

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My new nightly ritual is to hand-wash the day’s pile of face masks in the sink (hashtag normal things we do in 2020), but if I wasn’t hanging them just so, they wouldn’t be dry the next day—and wearing a wet face mask is a definite no-no if you want it to be remotely effective. Then I remembered the weird, clip-laden… Read more...

AirPods will soon switch between devices automatically

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If you were expecting new features for AirPods at WWDC, you’re in luck. During Apple’s virtual keynote, the company announced a couple of big updates for its true wireless earbuds. First, for AirPods in general, the earbuds will automatically switch between Apple devices. When you finish up a podcast on your phone and move to your iPad to watch TV or a movie, AirPods will connect to the tablet wi

Apple’s new watchOS is coming this year with new health tracking features

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(credit: Apple) Vice President of Technology at Apple, Kevin Lynch, took to the WWDC 2020 livestream today to lay out the company's plans for watchOS, the latest version of the software for the Apple Watch. The new update—expected to launch later this year—adds new fitness features, watch faces, guidance for hand-washing, and the long-awaited sleep tracking feature, among other things. In the new

Here Are All the New Features Coming to Your Apple Watch

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If you want a hint at the big changes coming to the Apple Watch this fall, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote is the event to watch. Kevin Lynch took the main stage today to detail all the updates coming in watchOS 7, which gives us a pretty good idea of what’s in store for the Apple Watch Series 6 when… Read more...

iPadOS 14 Could Solve A Bunch of Little Problems We Have with iPad

Apple Ipados 14 Scribble
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It seemed like Apple completely reinvented the way we used iPads with the recent iPadOS 13 update that added support for trackpads and mice. Read more...

Biologists Are Somehow Discovering a Ton of New Species in Quarantine

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Insects Close Up Biologists: They’re just like us. Like everyone else, they’ve had to work from home during the ongoing global pandemic. And like everyone else, they’ve had more time on their hands than ever before. Which is how, with the help of nothing more sophisticated than a microscope, they’re still discovering new insect species left and right, as Wired reports . Lisa Gonzalez, assistant e

Apple Clips lets you use an app's best features without downloading it

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Among the numerous pieces of software debuted at Apple’s WWDC 2020 remote event on Monday, the company showed off a handy new iOS 14 feature that will enable users to view and interact with dynamic content from third party developers simply by scanning a QR code. The feature, dubbed “Clips”, will automatically download a portion of the app’s functionality or content, rather than the entire progra

Apple Maps adds EV-focused features and cycling directions

Apple Maps EV iOS 14
65Engadget / 12h
Apple Maps in iOS 14 will be much more useful if you’re determined to be kinder to the planet. The upcoming Maps release will finally include cycling directions, so you’ll know just how long it’ll take to get home using pedal power. It’ll even let you know if you might have to climb stairs or otherwise hop off your bike along your route. If you’re driving an electric car, you can get EV-friendly

Would You Go to a Movie Theater Right Now?

400+Lifehacker / 12h
Time, space, people, place. As businesses open and events start happening again, I keep thinking about those factors. Spending a lot of time in an enclosed space with lots of other people is not where I want to be on the COVID-19 risk spectrum . And that means no movie theaters, for me, for a long time. Read more...

Apple's revamped Messages focuses on groups

Apple Messages 14 Memoji
100+Engadget / 12h
As part of its WWDC 2020 event , Apple announced that it is revamping Messages with new group features in iOS 14. Inline replies will let you reply to specific messages, and you’ll be able to view replies in the full conversation or as a specific thread. You’ll be able to type someone’s name to send a message directly to them, and you can set notifications so you’re only pinged if you’re mentione

Apple will now let you give your Memoji a face mask

Apple Messages 14 Memoji
100+Mashable / 12h
Apple's Face ID might not be able to recognize your unique visage in a face mask, but now your Memoji can reflect your new COVID-ready look. At its virtual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, Apple announced that its users can now customize their Memojis with the must-have fashion accessory of the moment: a face mask. Memoji is Apple's version of a Bitmoji. It's a cute lil' animated avatar

Aukey's 60W Power Bank Can Fully Charge a MacBook and Receives Its First Ever Discount, Now $34 off [Exclusive]

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Apple’s Messages gets better group replies and Memoji updates, including face coverings

Apple Messages 14 Memoji
100+TechCrunch / 12h
Today’s WWDC keynote has been much more Memoji-centric than usual. The invite art featured them and they were all over the intro. They also got a significant amount of face time during today’s iOS 14 Messages break down. According to the company the messaging app has experienced a 40% year-over-year increase. The biggest updates to the app include the ability to pin specific messages to the top f

New Hyatt 20% Off Rate (Includes Breakfast)

View from the Wing / 12h
Hyatt is offer 20% off plus breakfast for loyalty program members, adding to an aggressive drive to put heads in beds that includes triple points and cancelling stays up to 24 hours prior to check-in. Continue reading ...

Apple turns the iPhone into the key for your car

Apple 14 iPhone Key
200+TechCrunch / 12h
Today at Apple’s annual developer’s conference — held virtually because of COVID — the company announced the ability to control a car with an iPhone. With an upcoming software update, the iPhone can soon unlock and start a car like a standard key. If your car supports it, that is. Details at still slim at the moment. Initially, only the upcoming BMW 5 Series will support this feature. Apple expec

iOS 14 reimagines how you find and use apps with App Clips, widgets and an App Library

Apple iPhone iOS 14
100+TechCrunch / 12h
At Apple’s all-virtual Worldwide Developers Conference, the company introduced several new iOS features designed to help you clean up the mess of icons on your iPhone’s homescreen. With iOS 14, users can opt to have iPhone’s software organize their apps for them instead of manually moving them around into folders. The feature will benefit those who now have multiple pages of apps, and often forge

Apple’s new Translate app works offline with 11 languages

Apple Translate 11
100+TechCrunch / 12h
Translation is an everyday smartphone task for millions of people, but outside a few minor features, Apple has generally ceded the capability to its rivals. That changes today with a new first-party iOS app called, naturally, Translate, which works with 11 languages, no internet connection required. The app is intended for use with speech or short written sentences, not to translate whole web pag

Apple will debut a Translate app in iOS 14

100+Engadget / 12h
Today at WWDC , Apple revealed what could become a very useful addition to iOS 14 . The Translate app will allow you to speak or type in text and will convert your question or statement into one of 11 languages. The translated text will be displayed on-screen and will be spoken by a synthetic voice over the iPhone’s speaker. Apple says that Translate will use the iPhone’s Neural Engine to process

Siri won't take over your entire screen in iOS 14

Apple Siri 14 Translate
100+Engadget / 12h
The home screen is not the only aspect of Apple’s mobile operating system that’s getting a major facelift when iOS 14 comes out later this year. At WWDC 2020, the company showed off a new interface for Siri. Apple When you summon the digital assistant, it won’t take over the entirety of your iPhone’s screen. Instead, it will appear inside a notification window at the top of the display. At the bo

iPadOS 14 release date, features and compatibility details

Apple iPadOS 14 UI
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Apple has announced iPadOS 14, its newest operating system for iPads, so we now know the original iPadOS wasn't a one-off and Apple will continue to provide bespoke software updates to its tablets. iPadOS, released in 2019, was a forked version of iOS which had a few features designed just for iPads, and iPadOS 14 , its successor (announced at the same time as iOS 14 , as the original iPadOS was

iOS 14: App Library, homescreen widgets, and Picture-in-Picture

SlashGear / 12h
Apple revealed several relatively major changes to the way users will see iOS on their iPhone and iPad in the very near future with iOS 14. The iPhone will see these changes first – Apple showed examples of new functionality with an iPhone screen on stage at WWDC 2020 here on June 22, 2020. Big changes start with “App Library” … Continue reading

Tim Cook calls out 'senseless killing' of George Floyd in WWDC opening remarks

Apple 2020 Safari iPhone
200+Mashable / 12h
Tim Cook took the stage this morning at Apple's Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California to talk about "racism, inequality, and injustice," along with, yes, "a virus that is affecting the daily lives of billions of people." The Apple CEO kicked things off by reminding livestream viewers that "this country was founded on the principles of freedom and equality for all," and specifically called o

Cobra Kai season 3 is officially moving to Netflix – but when's the release date?

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Enormously popular Karate Kid TV series Cobra Kai is officially moving from YouTube to Netflix, it's been confirmed. As well as streaming the first two seasons for subscribers, the unreleased Cobra Kai season 3 will be available to watch on Netflix. No release date for Cobra Kai season 3 has been offered, yet, but previous reports suggest it finished filming back in 2019. The first two seasons wi

Apple unveils iOS 14 with home screen widgets

Apple Messages 14 Memoji
200+TechCrunch / 12h
During the virtual keynote of WWDC , Apple shares the first details about iOS 14, the next major version of iOS that is going to be released later this year. The most visual change is that the home screen is getting widgets. “This year, we spent time rethinking the iconic experience of the iPhone,” SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi said. “We’ve rethought some of the core elements of iOS

Etihad Airways Pulls Most A380 First Class Inventory — What’s Going On?

400+One Mile at a Time / 12h
If you were booked to fly Etihad’s A380 First Class Apartment or The Residence anytime soon, it looks highly unlikely it’s going to happen. Last week I wrote about how Etihad pulled all A380 first class inventory through the end of 2020. The airline has now adjusted inventory in an interesting way, so let’s take a look at that. Etihad blocks A380 first class inventory Last week Abu Dhabi based Et

iOS 14 finally adds widgets to the iPhone home screen

2KEngadget / 12h
Apple’s WWDC event may be online-only this year, but some things never change. As expected, Apple is showing off iOS 14, which is expected to arrive sometime this fall alongside the next iPhone. For 13 years, the iPhone’s home screen has been a relatively inflexible grid of apps and, since iOS 4, app folders. That’s finally changing this year, as Apple is adding a few new ways to view your conten

Apple announces 'App Library,' new iMessage features, and more in iOS 14

Apple 14 App Library
200+Mashable / 12h
Apple finally unveiled its latest update to the iPhone's operating system, iOS 14, on Monday during its online-only Worldwide Developers Conference. And while the final version of the OS won't be available until September, the company did discuss its new features. From a new iMessage app and Home Screen widgets to an App Library and Translate app, here's everything that's coming to iOS 14. App Li

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed its first cruise line

500+The Points Guy / 12h
The possibility of a cruise line becoming insolvent due to the cruise industry’s widespread, coronavirus-caused shutdown is no longer theoretical. Spanish cruise operator Pullmantur Cruises, which is partly owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises, has filed for reorganization under Spanish insolvency laws, Royal Caribbean Cruises said Monday. Royal Caribbean Cruises owns 49% of the three-ship company, w

Here's What's New in iOS 14

Apple 14 2020 13 Minutes
1KGizmodo / 12h
After 13 versions installed across more than a billion devices, Apple’s iOS has become a very well-rounded and mature platform. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement, and at WWDC 2020, Apple is giving us a peek at all the new features and tweaks it has in mind for iOS 14. Read more...

Five days left to save on Early Stage online

100+TechCrunch / 12h
Our inaugural TC Early Stage 2020 event takes place July 21-22, and we’re here to remind you to take advantage of early-bird savings while you still can. The price goes up on June 26, and that means you have just five days left to buy your ticket and keep $50 in your wallet. We created TC Early Stage specifically for founders of early-stage startups — from pre-seed through Series A. Attendees can

Apple takes the wraps off iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 at WWDC 2020

100+Ars Technica / 12h
Apple is letting users more substantially customize the home screen with iOS 14. [credit: Apple ] Apple on Monday announced iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 , the latest versions of its mobile operating systems for iPhones and iPads, respectively. As has become tradition, the company detailed the new software at WWDC, its annual developer conference. At the forefront of iOS 14 is a redesign for the home scre

Asian-Americans are using Slack groups to explain racism to their parents

96MIT Technology Review / 12h
Jess Fong was feeling restless. Black Lives Matter protests stemming from the death of George Floyd were spreading, and she wanted to help. So she started scrolling through the plethora of lists that appeared online in the days after Floyd’s death of resources on how to fight racism. She found the advice limiting, particularly for the Asian-American community. “We’re not Black and we’re not white

Check If Your Children's Cough Medicine Has Been Recalled

100+Lifehacker / 12h
Two children’s over-the-counter cough and cold medications have been recalled due to incorrect dosing cups that could pose a risk for accidental overdosing. GSK Consumer Healthcare has voluntarily recalled two medications: Children’s Robitussin Honey Cough and Chest Congestion DM and Children’s Dimetapp Cold and Cough. Read more...

Google AirDrop rival could beat Apple in one big way

SlashGear / 12h
Google’s “Nearby Share” (once called “Fast Share”) file-sharing system for Android, Chrome, and other systems may soon be far more useful than alternative means of file transfer. The system is based in Android, and indeed seems rather similar to Apple’s AirDrop for iOS and MacOS. Ot