Monday, June 01, 2020

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A Timeline of Events That Led to the 2020 'Fed Up'-rising

349KGizmodo / 11h
Without the proper context, it is impossible to understand the mushroom cloud of uprisings that are exploding across the country in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others. Read more...

World Health Organization Confirms New Ebola Outbreak in the Congo

30KFuturism / 10h
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is now fighting a new Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization confirmed on Monday. The outbreak includes at least six infections and four fatalities in the country’s Équateur Province, The Telegraph reports . The new outbreak poses a serious challenge, as the Democratic Republic of Congo is already fighting a much larger Ebola outbreak elsewhere in the c

Sony says PS5 might not have the 'lowest price' in battle against Xbox Series X

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One of the big questions resting on the tip of gamers' tongues is, just what will the PS5 price tag be? A new interview with Sony Interactive Entertainment's president and CEO Jim Ryan may have PlayStation 5's would-be buyers rattling their piggy-banks. In a wide-ranging interview with GamesIndustryBiz , Ryan addressed speculation around the PS5 cost. While not revealing the price, Ryan suggested

Flipkart to reapply for food retail licence - but why was its proposal rejected?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 17min
Flipkart's Farmermart, the e-commerce outlet's ambitious plan to operate a full-fledged food retail business, including its own private label, a grocery supply chain and even open stores, has run into trouble. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has rejected the e-tailer's proposal to sell food products through online and mobile platforms. Flipkart had planned to s

A service that detects ‘China apps’ goes viral in India

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The app’s name says it all: Remove China Apps. Developed by a self-proclaimed “Indian startup” named OneTouch AppLabs , Remove China Apps crossed 1 million downloads within 10 days of launch in May. Its overnight success came amid rising China-Indian tensions over the countries’ disputed border in the Himalayas. Most of the app’s installs are found in India, although analytics data from App Annie

Xperia 1 II H.S. power control boosts game performance in an ironic way

SlashGear / 41min
Sony’s Xperia phones probably don’t come off as a gamer’s phone. Its older design seemed aimed more at business users while the newer look is targeted at binge-watchers. Still, every high-end premium phone is technically capable of more resource-intensive gaming and the latest Xperia 1 “Mark II” is no exception. In fact, Sony has stepped up the phone’s gaming chops … Continue reading

Tesla autopilot fails to avoid overturned truck, crashes despite brakes

SlashGear / 1h
Self-driving vehicles always look cool on TV and films but getting them right in real life no easy task. Considering the human lives involved, autopilot systems are often put under intense scrutiny to ensure nothing goes terribly wrong. Unfortunately, things do go wrong to different degrees, and, fortunately for one driver in Taiwan, the story didn’t have a tragic ending, … Continue reading

Pump up the jam and save AU$146 on a pair of Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

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With coronavirus starting to dissipate, Aussies are feeling a sense of ease as life begins to return back to normality – for a lot of us, this means jumping back onto public transport for the first time in months. You would be hard pressed to find a person excited about this returning daily routine, but it doesn’t have to be all bad, especially if you have a great set of cans to keep you company

Big changes could be coming to Linux programming

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After recently making the switch from Intel to AMD , Linus Torvalds has come out against 80-character-lines as a de facto programming standard. As reported by The Register , Torvalds shared his thoughts on the topic of line lengths in a recent Linux kernel clean-up post where he argued that limiting lines to 80 characters makes for lots of line breaks. Others have argued that 80-character lines a

This Dell laptop is the best Windows alternative to the Apple MacBook Pro 16

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Let’s be clear, straight off the bat; the 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro is the most powerful lightweight laptop money can buy right now. There is no laptop of this size on the market that boasts 8TB of storage and 64GB of RAM. At just over 16mm in thickness and with a weight of 2kg, it truly is a technological feat. The Macbook Pro's nearest rival, however, has to be the Dell XPS 15 9500 . It doesn’t

Alexa’s new power include “Drop In” on all devices like an intercom

SlashGear / 1h
Smart assistants don’t make headlines these days, at least not until they get involved in some privacy-related scandal. That doesn’t mean, however, that they have gone out of fashion. On the contrary, they have almost become so common in some homes that they’ve no longer become special or noteworthy. At least not until they get new features that offer to … Continue reading

X-Men: Evolution Is the Mutant Cartoon You Should Be Bingewatching Right Now

300+Gizmodo / 2h
Look, I get it. We all went onto Disney+ the minute we could and collectively shredded in the most radical fashion by loading up X-Men: The Animated Series and listening to a truly killer Whitney Houston riff . We’re all Children of the Atom, and Children of the ‘90s , at heart. But we could’ve been doing something more … Read more...

iPhone 12 mockups suggest a small change that has a big purpose

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Although things are looking rather bleak, especially in the US, one thing that hasn’t changed is people’s expectations of upcoming new devices. Whether those devices will be delayed or not is a different question but it at least seems that things are still on track for some of those big products for 2020. Aside from the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, … Continue reading

The Director of John Wick Doesn't Consider the Endings Cliffhangers

100+Gizmodo / 2h
The first John Wick could have been the end. The same goes for John Wick 3 . And yet, John Wick 4 is currently in development with production likely to begin when the covid-19 pandemic is over . Is that because of money? Of course. Each installment has basically doubled the worldwide gross of the previous one. But, it’s… Read more...

'Valorant' 1.0 launch adds a new character, game mode and map

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After all the teasing, jostling for keys and hyped up streams , Riot’s new 5v5 FPS Valorant is about to officially launch. The game is already live for players across the Asia-Pacific region, and and will go live in the Americas in about twelve more hours (if you’re tempted to VPN to another region and play early — the team reminds players it doesn’t currently support regional transfers). When v1

In Minneapolis, Neighbors Are Mobilizing—Offline

300+Wired / 2h
Worried about infiltration from extremist groups or police surveillance, residents are turning to pre-internet tactics to help protect homes and local stores.

Smartphone sales for Q1 2020 hint at changing trends

SlashGear / 3h
As we near the end of the second quarter of 2020, the smartphone sales numbers for the first quarter of what is turning out to be one of the most troubled in recent history have started rolling out. As one can expect, the figures are generally for the entire smartphone industry, largely because of the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus. … Continue reading

Sign in with Apple vulnerability could have led to account takeovers

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A critical vulnerability in Apple's ' Sign in with Apple ' system could have allowed remote attackers to take over targeted user accounts on third-party services and apps. The company's Sign in with Apple feature, which launched at WWDC 2019 , gives users the ability to login to third-party apps and websites using their Apple ID . The feature also helps protect users' privacy as they can use its

Apple fixes bug that could have given hackers full access to user accounts

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Enlarge (credit: Apple ) Sign in with Apple—a privacy-enhancing tool that lets users log into third-party apps without revealing their email addresses—just fixed a bug that made it possible for attackers to gain unauthorized access to those same accounts. “In the month of April, I found a zero-day in Sign in with Apple that affected third-party applications which were using it and didn’t implemen

Android 11 beta accidentally rolled out, here’s what changed

Google Android 11 PixelSlashGear / 3h
Android 11’s beta form was scheduled to be launched with some virtual fanfare but, in solidarity with those marching on the streets, Google decided to hold back on that event for a while. Someone at Mountain View, however, may have not gotten the memo in time to stop such a beta update from rolling out to a few developers. Fortunately … Continue reading

Researchers say Oura rings can predict COVID-19 symptoms three days early

100+Engadget / 3h
One of the challenges to curbing the spread of COVID-19 is that asymptomatic individuals, or carriers, can spread the virus before they realize they are infected. In April, researchers from West Virginia University’s (WVU) Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) and WVU Medicine set out to predict symptoms before they appear using wearable rings by Oura and AI prediction models. Now, the researc

Ketamine treatment for major depression: Study finds serotonin is key

SlashGear / 4h
There’s a growing interest in using the anesthetic drug ketamine as a treatment for major depression that doesn’t respond to therapy and other pharmaceutical drugs. In past studies, ketamine has been found to improve depression symptoms in a large percentage of participants, sometimes after a single treatment. Questions have remained over how the drug helps this condition and a new … Continue rea

Lawsuit over online book lending could bankrupt Internet Archive

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Enlarge / The book drop outside the Spring Township library in Pennsylvania was closed on April 6, 2020. (credit: Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images ) Four of the nation's leading book publishers have sued the Internet Archive, the online library best known for maintaining the Internet Wayback Machine. The Internet Archive makes scanned copies of books—both public domain and

Consolidate Your Everyday Carry with These Wallet Phone Cases

Gizmodo / 4h
You only have so many pockets to spare, so why waste one on a wallet when you could easily fit those credit cards into your phone case? Between Apple/Android Pay and a decreasing reliance on cash, you can probably end up slimming down your total everyday carry, while keeping your phone well-protected. I spent the last… Read more...

Targus Galaxy Tab S6 Lite case promises laptop-like tablet experience

SlashGear / 4h
Accessories company Targus has teamed with Samsung to launch a keyboard case for its new Galaxy Tab S6 Lite tablet. The model was launched in April as a mid-range offering, one that can be used for ordinary tablet activities in addition to sketching. That tablet doesn’t ship with a cover, but Samsung is offering a standalone option from Targus. READ: … Continue reading

Hawaii Uses Coronavirus As Excuse To Attack Airbnb and Protect Hotels

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Since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis Hawaii has mixed a legitimate desire to keep cases out of the islands and prevent spread with a fear and even hatred of outsiders. Now there’s a move to keep tourists segregated in resort areas and keep them out of Hawaiian neighborhoods that want to keep those neighborhoods only for locals. This is also protectionism for hotel owners. Continue readin

Twitter restricts Republican lawmaker’s Antifa tweet for ‘glorifying violence’

500+TechCrunch / 5h
Twitter placed a tweet from a close political ally of the president behind a warning label Monday, citing its policy prohibiting content that promotes violence. The tweet, from Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, suggested that the U.S. government “hunt down” anti-fascist activists in the country like it would pursue international terrorists. “We have placed a public interest notice on this Tweet

Is Zoom the next Android or the next BlackBerry?

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Gaurav Jain Contributor Gaurav Jain is one of the founders of Afore Capital , a $124 million fund focused on pre-seed. He was also an early product manager for Android. More posts by this contributor The pre-seed diligence framework How To Be A VC Without Any Capital In business, there’s nothing so valuable as having the right product at the right time. Just ask Zoom, the hot cloud-based video co

Coronavirus: What's it like to be laid off over Zoom?

200+BBC News - Technology / 5h
Being made redundant is rarely pleasant, but is it worse finding out via a video call?

SARS-CoV-2 looks like a hybrid of viruses from two different species

2KArs Technica / 5h
Enlarge / Researchers examine a bat as part of their search for dangerous animal pathogens in the Global Viral Forecasting Initiative Lab in Yaounde, Cameroon. (credit: Brent Stirton/Getty Images ) One of the longest-running questions about this pandemic is a simple one: where did it come from? How did a virus that had seemingly never infected a human before make a sudden appearance in our specie

Mobile safety app Parachute’s new feature prevents anyone from turning off your live-streamed video

200+TechCrunch / 5h
Mobile safety app Parachute is today rolling out a new feature that will prevent an unauthorized person who grabs your iPhone to stop it from recording live video, even if they attempt to turn off the phone entirely. The timely update arrives amid the nationwide George Floyd protests against police brutality and the systemic racism present in the American justice system. Bystander video of Floyd’

Bungie will reveal the ominous future of 'Destiny 2' on June 9th

100+Engadget / 5h
It’s about that time of the year when Bungie reveals the next major Destiny 2 update, and it’s clear that there are big updates in store. The studio has posted a private Instagram video that teases a reveal for the “next chapter” of Destiny 2 on June 9th at 12PM Eastern. There’s only a brief clip accompanying the news, but it already speaks volumes about what you can expect in year four of the sh

Nest gets the Google Advanced Protection Program and that’s a big deal

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Google has announced that its Advanced Protection Program is now available for Nest. With this new support, Nest device owners can use the same Google accounts on both the Nest devices and Advanced Protection. This is a change from the previous restriction that allowed a Google account to only be used with one or the other, but not both at … Continue reading

New Ebola outbreak flares up as measles, COVID-19 rage in DRC

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Enlarge / Health workers operate within an Ebola safety zone in the Health Center in Iyonda, near Mbandaka, on June 1, 2018. (credit: Getty | JUNIOR D. KANNAH ) A new outbreak of Ebola has ignited in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is still trying to stamp out an Ebola outbreak from 2018—and is now also battling a massive measles outbreak and COVID-19. The new Ebola outbreak is in the

Great Headphones at Even Better Prices: The Best Sennheiser Deals

24Gizmodo / 6h
Featured Deal: Sennheiser CX 150BT Wireless Headset | $50 Read more...

Please Send Your Primo K-Pop to @DallasPD

100+Gizmodo / 6h
The Dallas police asked the public to snitch, and the Dallas police got a face full of K-pop. Yesterday, the Dallas Police Department tweeted a solicitation for videos of “illegal activity” from protests via their “iWatch” app. A K-pop troupe promptly flooded the replies with fancam clips. Read more...

Entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro memory upgrade doubles in price

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If you were gearing up to purchase an entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro this week, be prepared for a shock. The relatively cheap and desirable upgrade to 16GB of RAM doubled in price over the weekend. As MacRumors reports , when the 2020 model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro launched last month, it was offered in two forms: an entry-level spec using an 8th gen Intel chips, and a high-end model using Int

E-scooters just started to return, but Lime, Bird pull them amid protests

82Mashable / 6h
Electric scooters are off the streets again. First, the coronavirus outbreak prompted scooter-share companies to remove the devices in March. Just recently more of the two-wheelers were starting to be available to rent again. Now protests in most American cities are keeping the scooters off the road again. Last week George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer, igniting protests agains

Animal Crossing wedding event photos get weird

Animal Crossing NHSlashGear / 6h
If you’re a big fan of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and you’re interested in the newest event, Wedding Season, know this: Things are getting weird. If you pop in to the Animal Crossings: New Horizons hashtag collection on any social media platform, you’ll find a wild array of weddings, full of the strangest items the game has to offer. Some … Continue reading

China Roundup: SoftBank leads Didi’s $500M round and Meituan crosses $100B valuation

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup , a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. Last week, we had a barrage of news ranging from SoftBank’s latest bet on China’s autonomous driving sector to Chinese apps making waves in the U.S. (not TikTok). China tech abroad The other Chinese apps trending in America TikT

Moisture Love Is My Favorite Plant-Based Natural Hair Care Brand

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Moisture & Definition Bundle | $80 | Moisture Love Read more...

WHO: New Ebola outbreak appears in DRC alongside COVID-19 and measles

SlashGear / 6h
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is facing a new Ebola outbreak as the previous one enters its final phase, the World Health Organization has revealed. The new outbreak comes amid multiple other outbreaks in the region, including ones involving COVID-19 and the measles. A total of six new Ebola cases have been identified; four of those patients have died. … Continue reading

Max Q: SpaceX launches astronauts to orbit

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This was a HUGE week in space: SpaceX flew its first-ever human spaceflight mission, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken hopping a ride on a Crew Dragon to the International Space Station. It’s a milestone for commercial spaceflight, for the U.S. space program and for crewed exploration in general. Liftoff! CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – MAY 30: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the manned

New study challenges popular “collapse” hypothesis for Easter Island

100+Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / Moai statues in a row, Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island, Chile. (credit: De Agostini Picture Library/Getty Images) In his bestselling 2005 book Collapse , Jared Diamond offered the societal collapse of Easter Island (aka Rapa Nui), around 1600, as a cautionary tale. Diamond essentially argued that the destruction of the island's ecological environment triggered a downward spiral of internal

Italy's 'Immuni' COVID-19 contact tracing app uses Google, Apple tech

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Italy has released its official COVID-19 contact-tracing app, which is built on the framework developed by Apple and Google to track infections. Four regions -- Liguria, Abruzzo, Marche and Puglia -- will start piloting Immuni (Italian for "immune") on June 8th, according to Reuters . The app will later be made available in the rest of the country. Immuni is one of the first few apps to take adva

Study: More Than 500 Vertebrates Poised To Go Extinct

500+Futurism / 7h
Mass Extinction Over 500 land-based vertebrates — animals with spines — are on the brink of extinction. New research suggests that rates of animal extinction, explicitly caused by human activity, is accelerating to unsustainable levels. And by focusing on mammals , birds, amphibians, and reptiles, Earther reports that the scientists behind the study hope people will take note of the dire problem.

What to Watch Tonight, June 1, 2020

54Lifehacker / 7h
Looking for something to watch tonight? Every afternoon we’re hunting down and highlighting the best streaming options around. Read more...

An airplane, an empty highway, and a pissed-off old lady: Remembering “405,” the first viral video

100+Lifehacker / 7h
If you were online in June 2000, here’s what you might have seen: pages of GIFs, Homestar Runner , and a three-minute clip of a commercial airliner making an emergency landing on top of an SUV in the middle of a deserted Los Angeles freeway. Read more...

The Two Scariest Parts Of Travel Right Now

View from the Wing / 7h
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 ...

Grindr removes 'ethnicity filter' after complaints

2KBBC News - Technology / 7h
The LGBT app says it has a "zero-tolerance policy for racism" and will remove the filter.

Should SaaS founders be raising capital now?

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Roger Hurwitz Contributor Roger Hurwitz is a founding partner at Volition Capital . He focuses primarily on investments in software and technology-enabled business services. More posts by this contributor The don’ts of debt for fast-growing startups COVID-19 quickly put the stock market in the ICU, with signs of unprecedented volatility and declines. However, the market’s resilience and swift act

Sony made the right call and postponed the PlayStation 5 reveal

Sony PlayStation 5200+Mashable / 7h
You'll have to wait a bit longer for a first glimpse of the PlayStation 5. And you know what? That's totally fine. Sony moved to postpone the planned June 4 reveal event on Monday, just a few days ahead of what would've likely been a blockbuster slate of hardware and game reveals. The reason, of course, is the ongoing protests following the death of George Floyd on May 25 after Minneapolis police

Radisson Rewards Selling Points With 100% Bonus

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Citi is an advertising partner of OMAAT Through June 30, 2020, Radisson Rewards is offering a 100% bonus on purchased points . Note that you have to log into your account to see the offer so it’s possible not everyone will see the same promotion. The accounts I manage all show a 100% bonus, so I’ll go off that. Radisson Rewards ordinarily lets you buy up to 80,000 points per account per calendar

How to Donate to a Local Bail Fund for Protestors

100+Lifehacker / 7h
If you are wondering about how to help protesters right now, consider making a donation to a local bail fund. It’s cruel at any time to imprison someone for not having cash on hand—but especially now, getting protesters out of jail quickly is especially critical in order to reduce their risk of COVID-19 exposure. Read more...

Sony delays PlayStation 5 game reveal event

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Sony just announced that it has delayed its PlayStation 5 games showcase, which was originally slated for Thursday, June 4th. The official PlayStation Twitter account announced the delay this afternoon, citing the protests and riots happening in many regions of the US and saying that it wants to step back to let “important voices be heard.” “We have decided to … Continue reading

One Zoom to rule them all: Lord of the Rings cast reunites to share memories

200+Ars Technica / 7h
One Zoom to rule them all For the first time in a long while, every actor who played a member of The Lord of the Rings ’ fellowship reunited (along with other former cast members) to discuss their memories of shooting the hugely popular 2000s films, do line readings, and crack jokes. The 50-minute reunion was published on YouTube yesterday . It’s part of a series hosted by actor Josh Gad, each ep

Hey, Media Companies: What's Next?

500+Gizmodo / 7h
Over the last week, Americans across the country have protested systemic racism and police brutality against Black people following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. This past weekend, cops responded with more brutality, and media companies decided it was the right time to chime in, tweeting out… Read more...

American ends service to Oakland, is first US airline to permanently drop a city after coronavirus

100+The Points Guy / 7h
American Airlines will end service to Oakland, California, on June 3 becoming the first U.S. carrier to say it would permanently exit a city because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Oneworld Alliance carrier’s last flight from Oakland (OAK), AA2964, is scheduled to depart for Phoenix (PHX) at 12:41 p.m. local time on Wednesday, according to American’s website. It will be operated with a Bombardie

What to Bring to a Protest

100+Lifehacker / 8h
The first step to joining a protest is simply showing up, but it’s also important to be prepared for all situations—from a long day in extreme weather conditions, to close contact with others in the midst of a pandemic, to possible arrest. Read more...

How I helped a points and miles beginner book a trip to Japan

The Points Guy / 8h
Meet my friend Dan. I introduced him to the points and miles world last year after he discovered his love for travel on a quick solo trip to Munich and Vienna. He was hungry to travel more, but being a grad school student, he wanted to do it without breaking the bank. Naturally, I got him started with a transferable points credit card and helped him maximize his everyday purchases using shopping

Scientists Test First COVID-19 Antibody Treatment on Humans

1KFuturism / 8h
The first clinical trial for a COVID-19 antibody treatment for humans is now underway. The treatment was developed from the blood of a COVID-19 survivor who recovered from the disease back in February, at which point his immune system developed an immunity to the coronavirus, MIT Technology Review reports . The idea is to manufacture the underlying antibodies that provide that protection against

Salesforce names Vlocity founder David Schmaier CEO of new Salesforce Industries division

100+TechCrunch / 8h
When Salesforce announced it was acquiring Vlocity for $1.33 billion in February, it was a deal that made sense for both companies. Today, the company announced that the deal has closed and Vlocity CEO David Schmaier has been named CEO of a new division called Salesforce Industries. Vlocity has built several industry-specific CRM tools such as media and entertainment, healthcare and government on

Danggeun Market, the South Korean secondhand marketplace app, raises $33 million Series C

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Danggeun Market , the startup behind Karrot , South Korea’s largest neighborhood marketplace and networking app, announced today that it has raised a $33 million Series C. The round was led by Goodwater Capital and Altos Ventures. The funding brings Danggeun Market’s total raised so far to $40.5 million. Its list of investors also include Kakao Ventures, Strong Ventures, SoftBank Ventures and Cap

This form-building tool is on sale, and an alternative to Google Forms

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TL;DR: Make data collection easy with a lifetime subscription to the 123FormBuilder Gold Plan for $39.99, a 97% savings as of June 1. User-friendliness is everything when it comes to running a web-based business. But you shouldn't skimp on business-friendliness while trying to please your customers. Everything is connected. What does that mean, exactly? That means creating online experiences that

How to Prioritize High-Interest Debt Payments

36Lifehacker / 8h
Advice about paying off debt usually tells you to pay off your high-interest debt first. But what really counts as high-interest debt? Is it a simple matter of looking at the numbers on your various bills? Yes, but there are additional details that are helpful to note. Read more...

Apple releases iOS 13.5.1 to fix the flaw behind a well-known jailbreak

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Less than two weeks after Apple released iOS 13.5 , the company is rolling out the first major update, iOS 13.5.1 and iPadOS 13.5.1. The update patches the vulnerability that enabled the high-profile jailbreak discovered by the Unc0ver team just days after the new OS arrived. “This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users,” Apple wrote in its release notes. The

Nest users now covered by Google’s ultra-secure Advanced Protection Program

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Enlarge (credit: Akram Kennis / Flickr ) Accounts for Google’s Nest line of smart home devices are now covered by the company’s Advanced Protection Program, which traditionally has provided enhanced security for journalists, politicians, elections workers, and other people who are frequently targeted by hackers. Google rolled out APP in 2017 . It requires users to have at least two physical secur

How to Cop-Proof Your Phone Before Heading to a Protest

7KGizmodo / 8h
At some point, everyone reaches a limit where they can no longer sit back and stay silent about injustice in the world. However, if you do plan on attending a protest— even a peaceful one —there are some important precautions you should take with your phone before you go. Read more...

Sennheiser is surprising some HD 25 buyers with limited edition model

SlashGear / 8h
Sennheiser is celebrating its 75th anniversary by discounting its iconic HD 25 headphones and surprising some buyers with a special limited edition version of the model. Buyers will know if they’ve received the special edition because of the retro box it ships in; among other things, the limited version of the HD 25 features bright yellow earpads styled after the … Continue reading

Your old 2012 MacBook Pro will soon be officially “obsolete”

SlashGear / 8h
Apple will soon move another MacBook to the official “obsolete” list, a list where old Apple products go out to pasture. Once a device has been added to the obsolete list, Apple no longer offers support at their official Apple Store repair desk. Older devices that’ll soon be moved to the list of obsolete hardware can still be fixed now … Continue reading

Which Tech Companies Support Black Employees and Diversity?

100+Lifehacker / 8h
In the wake of George Floyd’s death, a handful of tech companies have released statements condemning racism and police brutality, and voicing support for racial justice. But while statements are nice, feel-good gestures, it’s better to show your commitment with your money—and hiring practices. After all, in a country… Read more...

Seychelles begins to reopen, but there’s some big catches

The Points Guy / 8h
The Seychelles are thought of as a luxury destination by most, and as the Indian Ocean vacation spot prepares to allow visitors again, it’s doing little to disabuse that notion — at least in the early stages. Related Coverage: Country-by-country guide to reopening Beginning this month, foreigners will again be permitted to vacation in the Seychelles, but the government’s tourism ministry is only

Fortnite leak may have confirmed biggest Season 3 rumor

SlashGear / 8h
Last week, Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 was delayed for the second time, but today, we’re getting some indication of what this new season might entail. If a leaked image purportedly from the new season is any indication, it looks like Fortnite‘s map is about to be flooded, seemingly confirming one of the biggest rumors about Season 3 up to … Continue reading

Now all your home’s Alexa devices work like an intercom

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Amazon Alexa users can now use the “Drop In” feature to talk with all of their Echo devices at once, Amazon announced on its blog . Previously, Drop In messages could only be sent to one other Alexa-enabled device at a time -- a user with an Alexa device in the bedroom could “drop in” on a device in the kitchen and have a two-way conversation. Now, you can use a device to send a message to all Ec

Apple has just patched the recent iOS 13.5 jailbreak

200+TechCrunch / 8h
Well that didn’t last long. Apple has patched a security vulnerability that allowed hackers to build a jailbreak tool allowing deep access to the iPhone software. In a security advisory, Apple acknowledged that it had fixed the vulnerability in iOS 13.5.1, posted Monday. The technology giant credited the unc0ver team , which released the jailbreak just last week , for finding the vulnerability. A

Transform your TikToks with this 360-degree, target-tracking gimbal

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TL;DR: Get all the best angles with the Movii 360° rotating selfie stick for $58.99, a 30% savings as of June 1. Selfie sticks were cool for like, a minute. But now, it's 2020, and there are better options for stepping up your photo and video game. Like the Movii 360° Rotating Phone Gimbal . This interactive mount swivels 360 degrees while tracking your every move, allowing you to be the star of

Bring a Sport Top Water Bottle to Your Next Demonstration

100+Lifehacker / 8h
Water is probably one of the most important things you can bring to a protest or demonstration. It keeps you hydrated, yes, but it can also be used to clean minor wounds, cool oneself and rinse chemical crowd-control irritants from one’s eyes. Virtually all water besides stagnant puddle water can be used this way, but… Read more...

You Can Get Microsoft’s Surface Pro X Keyboard and Slim Pen for $60 off Today

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Reduce Your COVID-19 Risk by Avoiding Gatherings With Singing or Shouting

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Recently, the CDC removed its warnings about limiting choirs during religious services. The original guidelines included recommending that religious gatherings “consider suspending or at least decreasing use of choir/musical ensembles and congregant singing, chanting, or reciting during services or other programming,… Read more...

Here are some of the best movies to watch on Netflix

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With so many movies available, choosing a movie on Netflix can sometimes be daunting. Read more... More about Entertainment , Movies , Netflix , Mashable Video , and Movie Lists

This robotic gripper can pick up a potato chip without breaking it — Future Blink

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The Magic Ball gripper gives robots enhanced, humanlike senses. Read more... More about Tech , Robots , Mashable Video , Snack , and Future Blink

Hurricane season began today, and there are legitimate reasons to be concerned

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Enlarge / Almost all seasonal forecasters are predicting high numbers of hurricanes during the 2020 Atlantic season. (credit: Phil Klotzbach) Officially, the Atlantic hurricane season begins today. Historically, the season's first named storm doesn't spin up until some time in July. But this being 2020, we're not having anything normal this year. The Atlantic Ocean already blew through the "A" (A

More Than 500 Vertebrate Species Are on the Brink of ‘Biological Annihilation’

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A new study finds further evidence that humans are driving the world’s sixth mass extinction. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Monday, this research focuses on terrestrial vertebrates—amphibians, birds, mammals, and reptiles—and found that more than 500 species are “on the brink of… Read more...

How to Flush Your Eyes if You're Tear Gassed

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In this week’s protests against police brutality, police in many cities chose to escalate violence. One tool they commonly use is a chemical weapon known colloquially as tear gas. Here’s what to do if you encounter tear gas at a protest. (First step: flush your eyes with water.) Read more...

Zoom is set to massively boost security for paying customers

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Zoom has revealed its potential plan to boost the encryption of video calls made by its paying customers including businesses and schools. The video conferencing provider discussed its plans to offer improved encryption for premium users during a recent call with civil liberties groups and organizations fighting sexual abuse. In an interview with Reuters , security consultant at Zoom, Alex Stamos

I Want to Lie Under This Full Body Ice Pack All Summer Long

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The humidity is kicking up for real in my neck of the woods. Heat is one thing, as we know, but it’s the humidity that will kill you in the summer months and, while I can’t quite say for sure what with time having lost all meaning, it does seem early in the season for it to already be this humid. So I guess in… Read more...

Sony postpones PlayStation 5 event, in order for ‘more important voices to be heard’

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Sony’s planned June 4 PS5 event has been postponed indefinitely, as the U.S. grapples with widespread protests over the death of George Floyd. It’s understandably a difficult time to focus on video game launches, amid national and global unrest. — PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 1, 2020 The company noted via Twitter, “While we understand gamers worldwide are excited to

Sony indefinitely postpones its PS5 gameplay reveal event

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Sony has just announced its decision to postpone its PS5 gameplay reveal in a tweet from its PlayStation Twitter account. The event, which was originally scheduled for Thursday, June 4, is being postponed to ‘allow more important voices to be heard’ amid the chaos and heartbreak happening across the US. Here’s the full tweet for context: Sony has not yet announced a rescheduled date and time for

BenQ TK810 4K HDR projector is made for streaming entertainment

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BenQ is back with another 4K HDR projector made for home theaters. The TK810 focuses heavily on streaming platforms and casting; it provides direct access to popular streaming services like YouTube and Netflix, as well as WiFi streaming from everything from smartphones to the Chrome browser. The company also managed to pack in its own voice assistant and Bluetooth audio … Continue reading

Have onboard showers become a thing of the past?

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Onboard showers were once the crown jewel of first-class amenities, but they’re no longer being offered and may never return. The coronavirus pandemic has forced airlines to make some drastic changes to their route networks , fleet strategies and inflight services . While some changes are expected to be temporary, others, such as cutting onboard showers, may be longer lasting. For more TPG news d

Sony delays PlayStation 5 stream due to ongoing protests

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Sony has delayed its upcoming PlayStation 5 livestream , which would have seen the company show off gameplay from its upcoming next-generation console. The stream was originally scheduled to start at 4PM ET on June 4th. The company did not say when it plans to air the rescheduled event. — PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 1, 2020 The decision comes in light of the anti-ra

You Need This iPhone Shortcut if You're Protesting

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Tempted as you might be to leave your iPhone at home when you leave the house to protest—and I don’t blame you there, given the increased risk of your expensive device getting destroyed when you get pushed to the ground or shot at with rubber bullets—you might want to reconsider. Your iPhone can be an incredible… Read more...

The 2021 Honda Insight is an efficient but inconspicuous hybrid

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The 2021 Honda Insight is the third-generation hybrid to bear the name. This one shares a platform with the Civic but manages to look more inconspicuous. [credit: Honda ] Did you know Ars reviewed its first car 20 years ago? Back in the year 2000 , Will Ryu tried out the brand-new Honda Insight, justifying it because the car married some impressive technology and a fun-to-drive nature—criteria we

Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion pass details revealed in event this week

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Those of you looking forward to the expansion pass for Pokemon Sword and Shield will want to be up bright and early tomorrow, as The Pokemon Company is going to be sharing new information on it. Details are still light at the moment, but we can probably expect that most of tomorrow’s announcement will focus on the first of two … Continue reading

How could Amazon allow Apple AirPods listings to be hijacked by racist imagery?

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When you’re looking to buy a new pair of headphones from Amazon, hate speech is probably the last thing that you’d expect to see. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened when, in the early hours of May 3, Amazon users in the UK discovered product listings riddled with racist abuse, including listings for the Apple AirPods and other Bluetooth headphones . Nadine White , a news reporter for the

Android 11 power menu leak shows new smart home integration

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The new power menu has way, way more buttons. [credit: Mishaal Rahman ] Android 11 has had four preview releases so far, but they've been stripped of many features that we know are in development and just haven't seen in a public build yet. One such feature is a revamp to the power menu, which has been getting code drops for smart home controls and credit cards for some time now. The near-final d

Southwest Lays Out Really Generous Offers For Employees To Take Leave Or Retire Early

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Last week word broke that American was targeting letting go 30% of management and support staff. They were being offered voluntary departure packages, at 3 to 6 months at one-third pay. Hanging around and being terminated later wouldn’t be as good a deal. United meanwhile changed its internal rules so that laid off employees receive no severance. Southwest Airlines, by contrast, is being really g

Check Out This List of More Than 100 Diverse Children's Books

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In light of the events of the past week following the death of George Floyd, parents—particularly white parents—should be asking themselves: Am I doing enough? Am I exposing my children to diverse voices and cultures? Has racial diversity and systemic racism been an on-going topic of conversation in my home? Because… Read more...

Register now to earn double American miles on flights through September 30

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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. The airline industry has been hit hard by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic , and with many travelers still hesitant

How The Vast Of Night Pulled Off Its Incredible 4-Minute Take

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Touch of Evil. Goodfellas. Children of Men. Gravity . A great movie can become a masterpiece with the addition of a stunning, how-did-they-do-that long take . The latest to attempt the feat is Andrew Patterson’s The Vast of Night , which is now streaming on Amazon Prime. In the middle of the period sci-fi film, there is… Read more...

A trial is under way of the first new antibody medicine developed to treat covid-19

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The news: Patients have started to receive the first antibody drug developed specifically to treat covid-19. It’s being tested in 32 patients at various doses in hospitals in the US. If it’s shown to be safe, the drug, referred to as LY-CoV555, will be studied in non-hospitalized coronavirus patients later this summer. The big idea: The drug was developed in just three months. Researchers used bl

How to Protect Yourself From Increased Credit Card Fraud Right Now

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With all that’s going on in the world right now, you might think hackers and other fraudsters would give it a rest for a while, right? But that’s far from the case. Read more...

The best charge cards of 2020

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When comparing different travel rewards cards on the merits of their welcome bonuses, benefits and ongoing perks, most of them are nearly identical when it comes to the mechanics of making purchases and paying off your balance. The most notable exception would be charge cards, a category which has been popularized by American Express. Charge cards differ from credit cards in that they don’t come

India’s richest man built a telecom operator everyone wants a piece of

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As investors’ appetites sour in the midst of a pandemic, a three-and-a-half-year-old Indian firm has secured $10.3 billion in a month from Facebook and four U.S.-headquartered private equity firms. The major deals for Reliance Jio Platforms have sparked a sudden interest among analysts, executives and readers at a time when many are skeptical of similar big check sizes that some investors wrote t

Pokemon GO down time: Here’s when it’ll be back

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Pokemon GO has a planned down-time for maintenance starting today at 1PM Central Time. This game will be offline for approximately 7 hours. Per Niantic, this time will be dedicated to “server maintenance.” The game will be “inaccessible to all Trainers” during this time – so don’t worry about losing your spot in your favorite local Pokemon Gym – you’ll … Continue reading

New AMD Ryzen 3000XT CPUs spotted, but you can probably ignore them

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Fresh off the release of the Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X , not to mention the new Intel Comet Lake-S lineup, it looks like AMD may be launching some new versions of its hard-hitting Ryzen 3000 CPU lineup. Retail listings for new 'XT' iterations of AMD Ryzen 3000 processors have appeared on French tech retailer, making it more likely that these processors will actually exist. However, as t

Give Yourself Some Space With Discounts on These Samsung SSDs

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With CBD or Without, Malouf Zoned Dough Pillows Are 50% off at Huckberry

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Alaska Mileage Plan Promo: Bonus Elite Miles For Flying & Credit Card Spending

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We’re increasingly seeing travel brands offer promotions encouraging upcoming travel and credit card spending , and Alaska Mileage Plan has published a few promotions along those lines today. Alaska offering 50% bonus elite miles Alaska Mileage Plan is offering 50% bonus elite qualifying miles for upcoming flights: This is valid for flights between June 1 and December 31, 2020 (regardless of when

Mark Zuckerberg commits Facebook to $10 million donation to ‘groups working on racial justice’

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Even as Facebook continues to take a hands-off approach to monitoring violent rhetoric and disinformation on its platform, the company will make a $10 million donation “to groups working on racial justice” in the U.S., according to a late Sunday night post from chief executive Mark Zuckerberg . The commitment from Facebook follows a week of protests around the country challenging police brutality

SpaceX launch footage was taken down thanks to bogus copyright claim

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Enlarge / The Falcon 9 rocket climbs to space on Saturday. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann) This weekend's launch , in which SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket successfully propelled the Crew Dragon spacecraft and the two astronauts on board from Florida safely into space, was amazing, awe-inspiring, and frankly, just plain cool to watch. And here in the age of inexpensive, tiny high-definition cameras and stream

Controlling SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is Like Playing A Video Game

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Assuming Control It was a spectacular sight: on Sunday, SpaceX became the first commercial entity to safely deliver astronauts to the International Space Station. It’s a new chapter in human spaceflight. And it’s a future in which touchscreens and autonomous wayfinding lead the way — a far cry from the mazes of buttons, levers, and readouts we’ve seen in spacecraft cockpits preceding SpaceX’s fut

It's Time to Reconsider 'Chocolate Rain'

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If you haven’t thought much about Tay Zonday’s song “Chocolate Rain” since it became a meme in 2007, it’s time to pull up the YouTube video—and listen very carefully to the lyrics. Read more...

How to credit miles to a partner airline program

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Since the founding of Star Alliance in 1997, partnerships between airlines around the world have continued to grow and evolve. These days they’re taking a slightly different form as airlines focus more on equity investments and individual partnerships instead of massive global alliances , but the underlying concept is as important as ever. While airline partnerships can take many different forms,

Police scanner app catapults to the top of the App Store

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Protesters just made a police scanner the most popular paid iOS app in the country. On Monday, 5-0 Radio Police Scanner , which costs $5, was the number one paid app in the App Store. A pared-down version with ads was the number two paid app, surpassing TikTok and second only to the suddenly popular Zynn app Vice first reported on the app's rise. Protesters clashed with police in Minneapolis, Lou

Would Your Dog Rescue You? Scientists Made a Test to Find Out

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Inside every dog there’s a hero waiting to be unleashed, or at least, that’s what we’d like to believe about our canine companions. New research suggests dogs truly want to rescue us when we’re in a bad situation, but they have to know how to help. Read more...

Apple Watch sale: the all-new Apple Watch 5 gets a $100 price cut at Amazon

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A fantastic deal for the feature-packed Apple Watch 5, you can save an additional $84 when you add the all-new smartwatch to your cart at Amazon. That brings the cost of the Series 5 watch down to $299.99 , which is the lowest price we've seen for the best-selling Apple smartwatch. The Apple Watch 5 is packed with new features, as well as an upgraded design. The smartwatch features an Always-On R

Amid protests, US police scanner apps and others saw record downloads

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Downloads of police scanner apps, tools for private communication and mobile safety apps hit record numbers this past weekend in the U.S., amid continued nationwide protests over the police killing of George Floyd, as well as the systemic problems of racial prejudice that plague the American justice system. According to new data from app store intelligence firm Apptopia, top U.S. police scanner a

Scientists Are Testing Sewers For Coronavirus Outbreaks

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Dirty Water To better track the coronavirus pandemic, scientists are rolling up their sleeves and searching for signs of the virus in wastewater treatment facilities and sewers. It’s dirty work, but scientists say that scanning sewage for the coronavirus could give governments and health departments an early warning of a new outbreak, according to the Chicago Tribune . With pilots programs in the

Samsung's new subscription bundles a Galaxy S20 with Microsoft 365

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Samsung’s Galaxy S20 family is expensive when even the ‘entry’ model begins around $1,000. The company thinks it has a solution, though: turn the phone into more of a service. It just launched an Access plan that provides an S20 phone, a Premium Care warranty, Microsoft 365 and 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage for a monthly fee. Prices range from $37 per month for the base S20 through to $48 for the

iOS 13.5.1 released for iPhone: Closes latest jailbreak tool

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Apple has released iOS 13.5.1, iPadOS 13.5.1, and watchOS 6.2.6, along with the recommendation that iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch owners update their devices sooner rather than later. While devoid of new features, unlike other recent iOS releases, this new iOS 13.5.1 includes “important security updates and is recommended for all users,” Apple’s release notes suggest. At present, it’s unclear … C

Microsoft replaces curators with AI workers

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Microsoft is planning to not renew the contracts of dozens of journalists in the US and UK who select which new stories are featured on MSN. Instead, the software giant will use artificial intelligence ( AI ) to select the news stories that appear on its site according to the Seattle Times . In a statement, Microsoft provided more details on its decision to replace human curators with AI, saying:

Ditch your window A/C unit for a portable one

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Instead of finagling a massive window unit into place, opt for a portable AC. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Summer , Portable , and Air Conditioning Units

Dallas Police asked public for videos of protesters—it didn’t go well

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Enlarge / Screenshots of the iWatch Dallas iPhone app from the Apple App Store. (credit: City of Dallas ) With protests against police brutality and racism happening in many major US cities, the Dallas Police Department on Sunday asked the public to submit videos of "illegal activity from the protests" through the city's smartphone app. It didn't go well, as the app was reportedly inundated with

Frontier is now screening passengers’ temperatures, a first in the US

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If you’re flying Frontier today, you’re going to have your temperature taken before you board. The move makes Frontier the first U.S. carrier to introduce such a measure. The screening will take place using a contactless thermometer, and passengers will be pulled aside if their temperature registers as 100.4 or higher. According to the airline, a second screening will be conducted if time permits

How has the pandemic affected you and your work? $27,000 worth of prizes up for grabs

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2020 will be remembered as the year that changed everything, with the ongoing pandemic likely to leave a legacy that will affect generations to come; it has changed the way we live, learn and work. With this in mind, we want to find out more about your experience, as part of the Future audience. How well have you managed to embrace remote working in the last few months? What have been the primary

Google Pixel phones get small software update as everyone hungers for Pixel 4a

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While we all wait for Android 11 ’s official launch, and perhaps even word of the Google Pixel 4a , Google has announced a small software update with new features that have begun rolling out to Pixel phones. Almost all of these updates are coming to the full line of handsets, from the newest Google Pixel 4 to the Google Pixel 2 – sorry, original Pixel owners. They aren’t exactly a preview of all

Google's advanced hacking protection comes to Nest devices

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Google’s Advanced Protection Program hasn’t been very accommodating of smart homes so far — you’ve had to forego Nest devices if you wanted those additional safeguards. It won’t be a problem from now on, though. The internet giant has enabled Advanced Protection for Google accounts on Nest devices, making it possible to use a thermostat or doorbell without giving up the protections you might need

Google brings personal safety and battery updates to Pixels

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Google may have pushed back the Android 11 beta launch again , but it still has some new features for Pixel phone users. The company is announcing a set of updates today that promise to extend battery life, improve your sleep and give more people access to safety tools during emergencies. The most timely of these is the rollout of the Pixel 4’s Personal Safety app to all Pixel devices. The existi

After a spate of device hacks, Google beefs up Nest security protections

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Google has added its line of Nest smart home devices to its Advanced Protection Program, a security offering that adds stronger account protections for high-risk users like politicians and journalists. The program, launched in 2017, allows anyone who signs up access to a range of additional account security features, like limiting third-party access to account data, anti-malware protections and a

Android update delivers new ‘Bedtime’ features focused on improving sleep

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At Google’s 2018 I/O developer conference, the company debuted a new suite of “digital well-being” aimed at helping Android users better manage their screen time. At its 2019 event, it expanded its tools’ capabilities and improved the related parental controls. Although Google I/O isn’t taking place this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is once again refreshing its well-being toolse

New Pixel update promises battery boost, Safety Check and better sleep

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Google is adding a bunch of new Pixel features, promising improvements in battery life, better integrations with the Google Assistant, and new personal safety features. The update will see Adaptive Battery get new tweaks to better manage power consumption from apps, and give more insight into just how long your Pixel should last. Adaptive Battery is already learning – now … Continue reading

Why I’m Only Planning Last Minute Summer Travel

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While I’ve long been a fan of last minute travel planning, in the coming weeks and months I’ll be planning any trips I take even more last minute than before, and in this post I wanted to take a closer look at why. The types of places I’d consider traveling We’re seeing more and more countries outline plans to once again welcome tourists. As you’d expect, not all plans are equally well thought ou

Beware Fake Venmo Scams When Donating to Bail Funds

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The Minnesota Freedom Fund, which has been bailing out protesters in Minneapolis, has become a popular cause to donate to this week. Great! But make sure you go to their actual website—and don’t donate to the fake venmo that’s been floating around in their name. Read more...

New Pokemon game gets kids off screens, hits Target a month early

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Today we’re taking a peek at the game Pokemon Battle Academy, a game that’s all about physical gameplay rather than screen taps. Pokemon Battle Academy is called a “board game” but it’s basically a “starter box” the likes of which we’ve seen released for every CCG (Collectible Card Game) since the dawn of the format. Inside the box you get … Continue reading

Sony commits to 2020 PS5 launch – despite the setbacks

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You’d think that, with all of the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, there would also be a certain degree of uncertainty regarding this year’s big console launches. Both Microsoft and Sony are slated to release new consoles at the end of this year, and despite the pandemic, both companies have stuck to those holiday 2020 release windows with no real … Continue reading

mostlythemarsh: Pass Through

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Alaska Airlines Offering Bonus Elite Qualifying Miles For Flights And Credit Card Spending

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Alaska Airlines is offering 50% bonus elite qualifying miles for flights through the end of the year, and also elite qualifying miles for credit card spend. Continue reading ...

Pandora introduces customizable Pride and Black Music Month stations

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Online music-streaming service Pandora is introducing new stations and expanding its “Modes” feature to celebrate Pride and Black Music Month. Starting June 1st, Modes will be available for the first time on two genre stations: Qmunity will have a “Future of Pride” Mode, and Black Music Forever will feature nine new Modes including “Today’s Hip Hop” to “Black Voices Through the Years.” Pandora fi

There's a lot to watch on Netflix in June, so it's time to buy a new TV

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Daily Crunch: SpaceX’s crewed spacecraft successfully launches and docks

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SpaceX made history this weekend, tech executives respond to the ongoing protests against racism and Zynga announces a big acquisition. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 1, 2020. 1. SpaceX’s first crewed spacecraft successfully docks with the International Space Station SpaceX’s Crew Dragon “Endeavor” successfully docked with the International Space Station as planned on Sunday morning, marking a

Jeff Bezos reveals investment in UK digital freight firm Beacon

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Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos has revealed he will invest in British startup Beacon. The startup, which is a digital freight forwarder, says it managed to raise over $15 million in recent Series A fundraising from some top-notch investors, including Bezos and venture capital firm 8VC. Based out of London, Beacon is also a supply chain finance firm that also provides real-time data of

Take-Two CEO says Stadia isn’t the game-changer Google promised

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Google "overpromised" on what it could deliver with its Stadia game-streaming technology, according to Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick. Though Take-Two has a number of games available on the Google Stadia platform, including Red Dead Redemption 2 , Zelnick hasn't been wowed by the supposedly "game-changing" technology so far. “The launch of Stadia has been slow," he said, speaking at the Bernstein A

Publishers Sue Internet Archive Over Free E-Books

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Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette and Wiley accused the nonprofit of piracy for making over 1 million books free online.

Amazon Yanks Racist Product Listings Related to Apple AirPods Searches

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Amazon has removed a number of product listings that appeared when shoppers searched for Apple’s AirPods after the thumbnails for those products included horrifically racist slurs. Read more...

Bring These Snacks to Your Next Protest

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Protests and demonstrations can be action-packed events with lots of running and shouting, but the majority of your time at one of them will be spent walking, standing and chanting. These events can last for hours, and hours of walking, standing, chanting and (occasional) running can leave one quite hungry. This is… Read more...

Save $200 on Microsoft Surface, plus more tech deals this week

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There are plenty of reasons to pick up a new piece of tech right now — whether you're working from home, or you just want to treat yourself. No matter which reason you fall under, we rounded up some pretty great tech deals running this week, including a bunch of discounts on laptops and tablets. (Our highlight? $200 off the Microsoft Surface Pro 7). Check out all the deals below. Laptops $499 and

Monday's Best Deals: Assasin's Creed Valhalla, Aukey Power Bank, Axe Bodywash, Roomba Gold Box, and More

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A 10-pack of Axe body spray , an Aukey 30,000W power bank , a jewelry cleaner , a Roomba gold box , and a refurbished Echo Show & Ring lead Monday’s best deals. Read more...

Somehow It's Time for June's List of New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books

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June’s pile of new sci-fi and fantasy books is—much like May’s —a bit smaller than usual, as releases have shifted to August and beyond. However, this month still promises plenty to get excited about, with dragons , deep-space explorers, magical warriors, and even some Bigfoot action to add to your reading list. Read more...

The electric bikes that could genuinely replace your car

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Demand for electric bikes is on the rise, which is hardly surprising for all sorts of reasons. Many of us are keen to do our bit for the environment, especially when it comes to cutting emissions from our own vehicles. Add to that an increasing push towards reducing traffic congestion, especially in towns and cities, plus our desire to get some exercise into the bargain means these are boom times

The all-new AirPods Pro hit lowest price ever at Amazon

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Right now at Amazon, you can snag a rare price cut on the all-new AirPods Pro. You can save an additional $6.96 when you add the AirPods Pro to your cart, which brings the price down to $227.97 . That's a $21 discount and the lowest price we've found for the wireless earbuds. If you're looking for a cheaper price tag, Best Buy has the 2019 Apple AirPods with charging case on sale for $139.99 . Th

PAX skirts Apple's vape app ban with a web version

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Apple banned vaping apps from its App Stores following a string of additive-related deaths, but that isn’t deterring PAX. The company has launched a web app that lets you control PAX 3 and Era-series cannabis pens from your computer using Bluetooth. You can tweak the temperature, lock access, manage doses, learn more about pods and even adjust the LEDs and haptic feedback. This won’t be much help

30 years later, a lost Days of Thunder NES game recovered from 21 floppy disks

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In one of the most unreal data-recovery projects we've ever heard of, a seemingly lost NES game has been unearthed—as archived on a single hard drive backup, spread across 21 5.25-inch floppy disks. A joint effort led in part by the Video Game History Foundation began earlier this year with a pile of leftover CD-Rs, floppies, computers, and other errata donated by the family of late programmer/de

Monday's Best Deals: Assasin's Creed Valhalla, Aukey Power Bank, Axe Bodywash, Roomba Gold Box, and More

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A 10-pack of Axe body spray , an Aukey 30,000W power bank , a jewelry cleaner , a Roomba gold box , and a refurbished Echo Show & Ring lead Monday’s best deals. Read more...

Priyanka Sharma takes over the leadership of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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The Cloud Native Computing Foundation , the Linux Foundation-based home of open-source projects like Kubernetes, OpenTracing and Envoy, today announced that Dan Kohn, the long-time executive director of the organization, is stepping down, with Priyanka Sharma , the director of Cloud Native Alliances at GitLab, stepping into the general manager role. Kohn will continue to be part of the Linux Foun

Pax launches desktop app, bypassing Apple’s vaping ban

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Pax today is announcing a new app for its cannabis vaporizers. The service offers access to device controls, cannabis strain information and safety features. The company previously launched an Android and iPhone app with similar features, but Apple later removed the version on the App Store, stripping iPhone users of features and information. Pax is not coy about the motivations behind this deskt

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One Country Will Cover All Your Costs If You Get The ‘Rona On Vacation

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You might actually catch the virus while you're traveling. And if you do you're faced with an unexpected situation. You're going to need to quarantine. That may mean a couple of extra weeks on the ground with lodging and meals, and changes to your onward or return flights. You may need additional medical care. If you travel to Cyprus and catch COVID-19, Cyprus will cover all of your expenses. Tha

Android 11 reveal may be delayed but the new power button already leaked

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Features of the next major version of Android have begun to leak courtesy of intrepid developers bent on access as soon as possible. Documentation of the features we’re seeing today are public, but activating said features isn’t quite so simple as a quick tap of a PDF. This new API and the feature’s we’re seeing here will be present in … Continue reading

Demonstrations That Changed the Course of American History

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With protests taking place in at least 140 cities over the last week sparked by the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor , we thought it was time to look at other demonstrations and riots throughout American history. And given the potential risks to personal safety—not to mention large gatherings in the… Read more...

Nissan has a plan for Infiniti but we’re not sure fans will like it

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Nissan may have outlined its big plan to reinvent its cars and SUVs, but Infiniti’s fate seems a little less promising as further details emerge from the revenue-strapped automaker. Announced last week, the four year roadmap came as Nissan revealed sales for the last fiscal year had shrunk by more than 10-percent, and that losses hit $6.2 billion. The answer, … Continue reading

T-Mobile offers 5G in all 50 states through a roaming deal

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T-Mobile has become the first carrier to provide 5G coverage in all 50 states... in a manner of speaking. The network now offers 5G in Anchorage, Alaska not through its own network, but through a roaming deal with GCI. It’s far from ubiquitous coverage as a result, but it should be helpful if you want a national provider with speedier data regardless of which state you visit. The Alaskan 5G cover

GSMA and O-RAN Alliance team up on 5G radio technology

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The GSMA and O-RAN Alliance have agreed to work together on the development of open and interoperable radio access network (RAN) technologies. RAN describes the hardware and software that handle the transmission of data from the device to the base station. New 5G radio technologies will be more intelligent and efficient, maximising the use of spectrum and enabling more reliable signals. Tradition

Elon Musk Just Absolutely Roasted the Russian Space Program

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Except for occasional abrasive comments and other potshots , the relationship between NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos has remained relatively respectful even in the face of international tension between the two countries. But if a news conference on Saturday is any indication, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk isn’t playing nice. First, some backstory. Back in 2014, Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin,

George Floyd death: Jake Paul denies looting Arizona mall

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The social media star told followers he was only at the protest to create content for his YouTube.