Saturday, June 20, 2020

TPS Consulting Saturday Afternoon Post


Watch a Livestream of the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge

6KLifehacker / 7h
Getting to watch the sunrise at Stonehenge on the summer solstice is one of those things a lot of people probably want to do, but few get to experience. This year, that’s definitely true—even if you live in England—because there will not be an in-person event. And while nothing can replace the IRL experience, this… Read more...

The Xbox Series X is already better value than the PS5 – here’s why

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The Xbox Series X might be the most consumer-friendly console ever made. That may seem like a hyperbolic statement at first glance, especially if Microsoft announces a ludicrously high price in the coming days. But as it stands, all signs point to the Xbox Series X being a product that is seriously good value. If you’re already part of the Xbox ecosystem, Microsoft is doing everything in its powe

Ground-Penetrating Radar Mapped a Buried Ancient Roman City

3KWired / 6h
Archaeologists have found a monument, market, temple, bath complex, and water pipes from the walled town of Falerii Novi.

Google search helps refugees get official answers to their questions

Engadget / 12min
Google is marking World Refugee Day by making it easier for the displaced to get the support they need. It’s working with the UNHCR to show “authoritative” answers in search to questions refugees might have, such as how to qualify for cash assistance and what happens during the refugee status interview. This ideally helps refugees get the support they need as quickly as possible and focus on star

The 10 most entertaining video game movies

Mashable / 41min
There are quite a handful of movies based on video games. Almost none of them are good. The first live-action film adaptation of a game was 1993's Super Mario Bros. , which is a thoroughly bizarre and misguided attempt to take the things people love and recognize from the iconic platforming series and twist them into something that fits into a weird live-action story. It is very bad, and video ga

Marvel's Cancelled New Warriors Series Would Have Featured M.O.D.O.K., of All People

80Gizmodo / 1h
Imagine, if you will, a world where M.O.D.O.K., the Marvel Universe’s most cylindrical villain, was mainstream. Such a strange, beautiful dream may be coming, what with him actually having an animated series on the way . But it could have happened much sooner. Read more...

This Week in Apps: App Store outrage, WWDC20 prep, Android subscriptions change

86TechCrunch / 1h
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idl

Smart meter installations to be increased across the UK following lockdown

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The British government has set out plans to increase smart meter installation in households across the country. In doing so, the government hopes to cut both energy bills and carbon emissions. During the first quarter of 2020, domestic installation of smart meters fell by 15 per cent. This was partially because coronavirus-related lockdown restrictions stopped engineers from visiting homes and fi

Startups Weekly: Which investor wrote the first check?

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here . Which startups investors are actually first to backing the best companies? If you know this information before fundraising, you can avoid pitching investors who were always going to tell you that you’re “too early” anyway. The problem is that everyone cl

Airline Backs Off Flight Attendant Mask Ban

View from the Wing / 1h
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 ...

Dip your toes into the world of Membership Rewards: Amex EveryDay card review

The Points Guy / 1h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and card details. The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express is a solid card for beginner travelers who can’t yet justify an annual fee, especially if you are on the hunt for a good 0% introductory APR offer for new purchases for the first 15 months from account opening (then a variable APR of 13.99% to 23.9

Basecamp CEO says Apple App Store issue is about 'absence of choice'

58Engadget / 1h
Basecamp CEO Jason Fried has written an open letter explaining what his real problem is with Apple’s App Store payment policies. He said it’s not just about the money — though he admits that it’s “a large part of the story” — but “about the absence of choice and how Apple forcibly inserts themselves between [the] company and [its] customer.” Here’s a little background on what prompted his open le

I once hated this Marriott boutique brand — here’s why I now like it

The Points Guy / 1h
Frequent travelers love to share stories from the road. One of my favorite tales involves a work trip consisting of nine domestic flights in a week and stays in four different hotels. Waking up Friday morning, I couldn’t tell what city I was in but I knew that I was in a Hilton . That was nearly a decade ago. In This Post More “boutique” hotel options Today, hotel brands are offering more and mor

'Star Wars: Squadrons' won't have microtransactions or constant add-ons

100+Engadget / 2h
EA and Motive stressed that Star Wars: Squadrons would let you earn everything through gameplay, but it’s now clear that you won’t even have to consider paying more — because you can’t. In addition to Motive’s Mitch Dyer confirming that there won’t be microtransactions, the studio’s Ian Frazier has told Game Informer that Squadrons isn’t planned as a “live service” where you keep getting add-ons,

3 tips for insuring domestic trips

The Points Guy / 2h
If you’re like us, you haven’t purchased insurance for a domestic trip in a long time — if ever. Well, maybe you opted for insurance to cover that splurge on an Alaska cruise or for that pricey vacation home you rented for a multigenerational trip . But, by in large, you probably passed up the insurance for close-to-home vacations. Then came 2020 and the novel coronavirus , which causes the disea

People are petitioning for Columbus, Ohio to be renamed 'Flavortown'

100+Mashable / 2h
A petition with more than 10,000 signatures (at the time of this writing) is calling for the city of Columbus, Ohio to be renamed to Flavortown in honor of the one and only Guy Fieri. As protests against police brutality continue worldwide for the third consecutive week, many are calling for the removal of statues and memorials of problematic historical figures. Statues of Confederate generals, k

HBO makes 'Random Acts of Flyness' sketch show free on YouTube

59Mashable / 2h
Are you stuck at home (ha) looking for something else to watch? Terence Nance and HBO have got you covered. Starting on Friday, June 19 – Juneteenth – and running until Friday, June 26, anyone with access to a web browser and YouTube will be able to check out the first season of Nance's series, Random Acts of Flyness . It's a sketch series that's a frequently surreal mix of comedy, music, animati

Hulu Renews Crossing Swords and Polar Opposites for One More Season Each

100+Gizmodo / 2h
Renewals all around! If you’re a fan of vulgar animated comedies, hurrah for you! Read more...

Dozens Of Puppies Die On Transatlantic Flight

29View from the Wing / 3h
Dozens of puppies were found dead on a Ukraine International Airlines flight from Kiev to Toronto last weekend. And come on, we all love puppies. On June 13 the aircraft landed with 500 puppies on board. Many were “suffering from dehydration, weakness and/or vomiting and 38 of them were found dead.” Ukraine International Airlines ‘feels bad’ for allowing this. Continue reading ...

Startup Battlefield bonus: Application deadline extended one week

200+TechCrunch / 3h
This one goes out to all the early-stage startup founders. Whether you’re overwhelmed by the state of the world, overworked — or procrastination is simply an intrinsic part of your DNA — it matters not. Here’s reason to smile. We’re giving you an extra week to apply to compete in Startup Battlefield during Disrupt 2020 . Fill out your application before the new deadline expires on June 26 at 11:5

5 reasons your Global Entry can be revoked

The Points Guy / 3h
Years ago, upon returning from a trip to Spain , I decided to try Global Entry enrollment on arrival . After a brief interview, the border patrol agent approved me for the trusted traveler program, and immediately launched into a litany of ways my newly-earned status could be revoked. Among them? Improperly declaring produce — even accidentally. “If you say you’re not declaring anything, and they

Facebook buys street level mapping startup Mapillary

98Mashable / 3h
Facebook has a spotty history when it comes to digital privacy, so naturally it's getting into the street level maps game. Swedish mapping startup Mapillary announced in a company blog post on Thursday it had been acquired by Facebook. Mapillary CEO Jan Erik Solem didn't give any financial details about the acquisition, but noted that things would not change much for Mapillary users, at least in

Popular children’s medicines recalled, but not for the reason you think

SlashGear / 4h
The FDA published an advisory late last week revealing that multiple children’s medications have been recalled, including Robitussin and Dimetapp. The recall covers two lots of the over-the-counter medication, which are sold as products for coughing and colds in 4oz and 8oz sizes. According to the FDA, the recall was voluntarily initiated by GSK Consumer Healthcare after the issue was … Continue

Apple to close some stores in states where virus cases are rising

81Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / NEW YORK, June 17, 2020 -- Staff workers serve customers outside an Apple store on Fifth Avenue of New York City, the United States, June 17, 2020. (credit: Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images) Apple says it will again close almost a dozen stores in the US because of a recent rise in coronavirus infections in the south and west, reversing its recent move to begin reopening stores as state

Samsung Blu-ray players are trapped in a startup loop

300+Engadget / 4h
Samsung Blu-ray player owners hoping to curl up with a movie have been in for a disappointment in recent days. Users for various models (including multiple Home Cinema models like the HT-J4500) report that their players have been stuck in boot loops, effectively rendering the devices useless. The issue has been present worldwide, and factory resets don’t appear to help. It’s not certain what’s ca

Is This The End Of British Airways’ 747 Fleet?

200+One Mile at a Time / 4h
The 747 is an incredibly special plane. It changed global aviation, and it’s also the most gorgeous plane in the world, in my opinion. We’ve seen airlines around the world retire the 747 long before the current pandemic, given that there are more fuel efficient and lower capacity long range planes nowadays. When I think of the 747, two airlines come to mind — British Airways and Lufthansa. These

Where to Get Free (Or Cheaper-Than-Usual) Food on Father's Day

42Lifehacker / 4h
Tomorrow (Sunday, June 21) is Father’s Day, and for a lot of people, this year’s celebrations will look a little different. Unless you live with your dad and have been quarantining with him this whole time, you may not even be seeing him in person this weekend. But if you are, and you want to treat him to a meal, but… Read more...

The World Reacts to the Passing of Sir Ian Holm [UPDATED]

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1KGizmodo / 4h
One of our most eclectic, versatile actors died Friday at the age of 88 . Sir Ian Holm was probably best-known for playing Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings , but he was so much more than that. An incredible dramatic actor with wonderful comic timing, his list of career films is proof positive that he belongs on a… Read more...

Plane’s Jet Blast Knocks Bicyclist Across Two Lane Road

View from the Wing / 5h
A woman in Naples, Florida riding her bike on Thursday morning was blown across the road beside the Naples airport as a plane took off. The woman reported she “went sideways. So immediately as I started flying, that was the first thing that came into my mind, oh my god are there cars coming?” Continue reading ...

Why the Cyberpunk 2077 delay is both good and bad

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Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed twice now. At E3 2019, the game was set for release in April 2020. Earlier this year, that was moved to September 2020. And this week, the game was pushed back until November 2020. The internet's immediate reaction? This must mean the game is releasing an upgraded version in time for next-gen consoles! But don't get your hopes up. Developer CD Projekt Red previousl

Google launched a Pinterest competitor called Keen

Google Keen Pinterest
100+Mashable / 5h
In the eternal quest to make sure all its bases are covered, Google is taking on Pinterest. The search engine giant quietly launched Keen on Thursday. Google is billing Keen (available on the web and on Android ) as a way to "share your passions" with people, which basically means you can curate special little boards based on your interests. If you like basketball, make a basketball-themed board

Frontier Airlines adds new Las Vegas, Miami routes this winter

The Points Guy / 5h
Frontier Airlines is keeping with its growth focus even with the coronavirus pandemic, planning two new routes to Las Vegas and Miami this winter. The Denver-based discounter will add service between Miami (MIA) and Providence (PVD) on Dec. 17, Frontier said Friday. It will then add new service between Las Vegas (LAS) and Long Island’s MacArthur Airport (ISP) on March 18, 2021. Both routes come e

Use the Shortest, Coldest Wash Cycle to Preserve Your Clothes

100+Lifehacker / 5h
When you buy an item of clothing, the idea is typically to keep it looking new for as long as you can. (This clearly doesn’t apply to things like sweatshirts and sleeping T-shirts, which only get better with age and multiple trips to the washing machine.) But washing your clothes is necessary, and most of us aren’t in… Read more...

Hitting the Books: Can golf evolve and survive in the 21st century

71Engadget / 5h
If a childhood of watching Caddyshack on loop has taught me anything, is that golf is a game of zen. “Stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball ,” as Ty Webb famously told Danny out on the links. But can meditative nanananana mantras really stand up to the rigors of 21st century technology? That’s the question facing the sport today. In Golf's Holy War: The Battle for the Soul of a Game i

Beyoncé's 'Black Parade' drops on Juneteenth with a website for Black creators

100+Mashable / 5h
Beyoncé lined up twin surprises for Juneteenth: a song release, and a website bearing a similar name aimed at boosting Black-owned businesses. The song, "Black Parade," popped up on an assortment of music streaming services on Friday, with an extended version available exclusively via Tidal . She announced the song's release in an Instagram post . "Happy Juneteenth Weekend! I hope we continue to

Black Angel review: Run your own tabletop “generation ship”

64Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge (credit: Pearl Games ) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at . Black Angel reminds me of a pocket watch I once had. (This isn’t the setup to a bad joke.) You see, the watch was broken. A memento from my time in Germany, the watch broke during shipping and never kept good time, made a weird gr

Injustice: Gods Among Us game is free, but only for a few days

Gods Among Us Xbox
SlashGear / 6h
The superhero-based fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition is now free to download on both major consoles and PC. The game was released in 2013 as a title for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, both of which are obviously now defunct. An updated version of the game called ‘Ultimate Edition’ was later released for the Xbox One … Continue reading

Google's upcoming AirDrop rival could work on desktop and mobile

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We've known for a while that Google is working on an Android feature known as Nearby Share (previously Fast Share), for easy device-to-device file transfers in the style of Apple's AirDrop. Now it looks as though the feature will be coming to desktop computers too, courtesy of the Chrome browser. Some detailed digging into Chromium (Chrome's software foundation) by XDA Developers has revealed ref

I wouldn't bet on an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 appearing

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Recently, rumors surrounding the next Nvidia graphics cards have been everywhere, and it's extremely likely that we're going to see new ones before the year draws to a close. However, while some of the rumors surrounding the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 and other potential graphics cards like it seem extremely solid, others skew to the ridiculous side of the spectrum. There is one particular Nvidia Am

Airline Passenger Refuses To Wear Mask, Lights Up A Cigarette

59View from the Wing / 6h
Despite airline requirements, customers continue to flout the rules. And one passenger did so with enough of a flair for the dramatic that his flight actually diverted. Continue reading ...

Two nights in paradise: A review of the W South Beach

The Points Guy / 6h
During the COVID-19 crisis, our team has temporarily ceased taking review trips. However, we have resumed the publication of new flight , hotel and lounge reviews, from trips taken before the lockdown; and we are also republishing a selection of reviews from previous years. As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health offici

How to Hide, Unlist, or Delete a YouTube Video from the Web

How-To Geek / 6h
If you’re running a YouTube channel, you might want to clean up early uploads. Older YouTube videos may need to be hidden, unlisted, or even deleted to keep your channel up-to-date. Here’s how to hide, unlist, or delete a YouTube video. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

huariqueje: All that is Me - Elvira Bach,...

Music, Arts & Literature / 6h
huariqueje : All that is Me - Elvira Bach, 2014. German,b.1951 - Inkjet print on wove paper, 3-D construction , 68 x 48 cm. 26.8 x 18.9 in.

FIFA 21 will support free PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrades through Dual Entitlement

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EA has announced that FIFA 21 will launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 9 2020, sliding it in at the tail end of the current console generation. Fortunately for those fans who are currently thinking more about the next-generation PS5 and Xbox Series X , FIFA 21 will be a part of EA's new Dual Entitlement scheme. With Dual Entitlement, players who purchase FIFA 21 on PS4 or Xbox One

The best new podcasts of 2020 (so far)

60Mashable / 6h
Podcasts are hitting different in 2020. After coronavirus forced all of us into quarantine and the entertainment industry at large into indefinite hiatus, podcasting found new relevance. Offering entertainment, companionship , and basically the only new content that can be responsibly created while social distancing, in a lot of ways podcasts have been the salve we all needed throughout the pande

Original Content podcast: ‘Da 5 Bloods’ provides a brutal look back at the Vietnam War

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100+TechCrunch / 6h
“Da 5 Bloods,” the new Netflix film co-written and directed by Spike Lee, tells the story of four Black veterans who return to Vietnam decades after the war, in search of hidden gold and the body of their long-dead squad leader. The film seems to straddle several genres, starting out as a drama focused on the relationship between the four older men — but it becomes more of a western as it progres

A reading guide to Reliance Jio, the most important tech company in the world

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300+TechCrunch / 6h
Over the past few months, COVID-19 has brought much of the fundraising community to a standstill. However, amidst it all India’s hyper0growth telco Reliance Jio Platforms has put its fundraising efforts into full gear. Over the past three months, Jio has raised over $15.5 billion from a cohort of investors that include prominent financial institutions like KKR and Silver Lake Partners, massive so

Recommended Reading: Why is Apple breaking up with Intel?

Recommended Apple Intel
100+Engadget / 7h
After 15 years, Apple prepares to break up with Intel Don Clark and Jack Nicas, The New York Times One of the big announcements at Monday’s WWDC virtual keynote is expected to be Apple’s long-rumored breakup with Intel. The partnership has equipped Macs for years with processors, but it appears Apple is finally ready to debut its own chips, taking control of more aspects of its supply chain. The

9 Great Online Co-Op Action Games

27How-To Geek / 7h
Playing games alone is fun. You know what’s more fun? Playing games with friends. You know what’s even more fun than that? Playing co-op action games with friends. And if that sounds like your brand of fun, boy do we have a list of games for you. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Spirit Airlines Fined For Lying About Bumping Passengers

23View from the Wing / 7h
The Department of Transportation fined Spirit Airlines $350,000 for pretending that passengers who were involuntarily denied boarding had volunteered to take later flights, and undercompensating those passengers. The U.S. government found ”a pattern of non-compliance with the compensation scheme” at Spirit. Spirit referred to involuntary denied boarding "as the “volunteer option”, and customers w

artist-tanner:Lions in the Desert, 1898, Henry Ossawa Tanner

Music, Arts & Literature / 7h
artist-tanner : Lions in the Desert, 1898 , Henry Ossawa Tanner

Coronavirus: New Covid-19 tracing tool appears on smartphones

17KBBC News - Technology / 7h
The new "exposure notification" tool is part of an update to iPhone and Android operating systems.

The Morning After: 8K-ready AV receivers are here

Sony Aibo One 28-200Mm
100+Engadget / 7h
The weekend has arrived. I’ll be using the time to catch up on a few PS5 and EA trailers I didn’t catch the first time around, although you may have different plans in store. If you’re running late on shopping for Father’s Day or a recent graduate, then we have some relevant gift suggestions ; otherwise, we’ll see everyone back here on Monday for Apple’s online-only WWDC 2020 keynote . -- Richard

We Need More Movies Where the Sharks Win

84Wired / 7h
Jaws is great, but no one has ever been able to build on what Steven Spielberg did.

Sneaky Mac Malware Is Posing as Flash Downloads

200+Wired / 7h
Plus: OnlyFans pirates, a nasty Netgear bug, and more of the week's top security news.

The 8 Best Chef Knives for Your Kitchen (2020): Affordable, Japanese, Carbon Steel

80Wired / 7h
It's the indispensable multi-tool of the kitchen. We sliced and diced our way through meats and veggies to find today's best blades.

Get a Workout While Working With $100 off the Cubii Pro Under-Desk Elliptical

24Gizmodo / 7h
Cubii Pro Under-Desk Elliptical | $249 | Amazon

Marvel's The Eternals: release date, cast, trailer and what we know

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When it comes to making a success out of teams of obscure comic book superheroes, Marvel has past form. Remember, when Guardians of the Galaxy blasted into cinemas in 2014, few could have picked Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot out of Nova Corps line-up. These days the quintet are household names, so don’t bet against the same happening with The Eternals, the MCU Phase 4 movie releasing

Which group streaming app works best for your social distancing needs?

Netflix One This Week
48Mashable / 7h
Group streaming is a massive priority right now, with plenty of folks still stuck at home for the time being Scener and Netflix Party are two of the most recognizable group streaming video apps, but it can be tough to know which is best for your social distancing needs. On one side, you have Netflix Party . Its breezy setup and self-explanatory name make it an appealing option for anyone who just

How to Set Up and Use Parental Controls on Your Android TV

20How-To Geek / 7h
Parental controls are essential for you to ensure you know exactly what your kid is watching and when they’re watching it. With these controls on your Android TV, you can easily set them up to limit your children’s’ access. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

14 Great Oculus Go Games You Can Play on Your Quest

28How-To Geek / 7h
The Oculus Quest can run some truly impressive games, but that doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to just the games made for Quest. Last year, Oculus made it possible to play certain games originally meant for the Oculus Go to be played on the Quest. And while most of these games may be simpler, there are still some gems to be found that are definitely worth playing. Read This Article on Rev

Flipboard Storyboards roll out with curated articles, tweets and audio

SlashGear / 7h
News aggregator Flipboard is rolling out its Storyboard feature to a variety of users, including publishers and bloggers, to help the public find content based on topics and categories. Storyboards are, as the name suggests, collections of content that are grouped around a single theme, such as Black Lives Matter or a particular scientific development. Storyboards aren’t new on Flipboard … Contin

Dangerous New Practice: Hotel Adding 3% To Bill For Accepting Credit Cards

100+View from the Wing / 8h
The Home2 Suites by Hilton at the Kansas City airport adds 3% to customer bills for ‘credit card processing’ though apparently when pushed they’ll remove the fee. The truth is that it’s cheaper to accept credit cards than other payment methods, and it’s an underhanded tactic no different than a resort fee to impose a hidden add-on on customers. Why should a customer have to cover a business’s cos

What to expect at WWDC 2020: Plenty of new features across all Apple devices

200+Mashable / 8h
On June 22, Apple will hold is annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). But rather than gathering thousands of developers and journalists inside the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose California, the event will be an online-only experience due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. But the new format isn't stopping Apple from announcing new versions of its operating systems, including iOS,

eBay and the Deliveries You Never Wanted

100Wired / 8h
This week, we discuss the harassment campaign allegedly carried out by six former eBay employees against the owners of a news website critical of the ecommerce industry.

Microtransit Gives City Agencies a Lift During the Pandemic

96Wired / 8h
Public transit ridership has dropped, so some cities are trying on-demand apps for more private van, bus, or shuttle rides—and possibly contact tracing.

17 reasons I love traveling with my dad

The Points Guy / 8h
Some of my greatest travel memories have been from trips I’ve taken with my dad. He and I have shared a special bond since I was born: I was named after him and he was the third son out of three boys and a girl — just like me. I credit my dad with sparking my love of points, miles and travel. He was a frequent traveler when I was a kid, and it was his request for me to figure out how to use his s

The Federal Government Has Awarded Only 16% Of Payroll Grants to Cargo Airlines

View from the Wing / 9h
So far the Treasury Department has awarded just 16% of the $4 billion in payroll support grants that the CARES Act provided for cargo airlines. The U.S. Treasury hasn't reported agreements for payroll support for Federal Express, UPS, or DHL. Instead most of the grants have been to smaller companies. Continue reading ...

Shared Piano is Google’s latest Chrome experiment

20SlashGear / 9h
Google has launched a new Chrome experiment called Shared Piano that enables more than one person to play a digital piano at the same time. The notes are recorded and presented as colored columns similar to the kind used in tutorial videos. The idea is that one person can play one part of a song and another person can play … Continue reading

The 15 Best Weekend Deals: Tablets, Laptops, TVs, and More

100+Wired / 9h
Now's the time to buy gear from Apple and Amazon at a discount, or to snag a 65-inch TV to improve your Netflix binge sessions.

Rollable and foldable OLED TVs are the future – here’s why

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The design of smart TVs is changing. Those trusty rectangles we rely on to stream and display our favorite Netflix shows , Amazon movies , and PS4 games are entering a new stage in their evolution, and it has everything to do with their size. Long gone are the days when having a home television meant a boxy CRT with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Now we’ve come to expect super-slim flatscreens to be flush a

10 games that capture the feeling of summer

64Mashable / 9h
There are some video games that just scream “summer.” As the warmest months of the year envelop the northern hemisphere in brighter sunshine, higher temperatures, and plenty of sweat, there’s something about playing a summery video game that makes the season feel whole. Sometimes it’s a game from your past played in some break between school years that you can picture in your head when the trees

Bot mafias have wreaked havoc in World of Warcraft Classic

400+Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / For months, clusters of bot-driven accounts have trawled around high-level zones, attacking monsters with uncanny precision before rotating toward their next target in robotic 90° angles. (credit: Blizzard) Bots are terrorizing World of Warcraft Classic servers, stealing precious resources, monopolizing rare monsters, and inflating the virtual economy with truckloads of illicitly earned

Deja Vu: A Brief History of Every Mac CPU Architecture

58How-To Geek / 10h
Over the last 36 years, the Apple Macintosh has had three different CPU architectures, and it’s poised to potentially migrate to a fourth. As rumors about a switch to ARM swirl, let’s take a brief look at the history of CPU architectures on the Mac. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Disney Plus drops its 7-day free trial offer

Disney Free Hamilton
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Bad news if you were planning some serious binge watching this weekend without having to hand over your banking details – Disney Plus has dropped the 7-day free trial offer that's been in place since its US launch last November. If you haven't already dipped your toes into the Disney Plus waters, you now need to pay $6.99 / £5.99 / AU$8.99 for a month's worth of streaming instead. As with compara

Why compulsive spending on new flagships is ill-advised

SlashGear / 10h
When you think of smartphones, the first thing that comes to mind is the latest flagship model. Yes, this term is all over the internet for quite some time now, and perhaps a reason for the OEMs to make huge profits from a niche market segment. To put it straight, a flagship is a device with no compromises and in … Continue reading

Google's Keen Is Like Pinterest But Not a Mess

Google Keen Pinterest
75How-To Geek / 11h
An experimental new website called Keen just slipped its way out of Google’s labs. The AI-driven website, which is developed by Google’s Area 120 team, curates topics based on your hobbies and interests. In short, Keen is similar to Pinterest, except it’s much cleaner and easier to use. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

This modular, touch-sensitive lighting is awesome and on sale

68Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: Add a unique touch to your room with the Helios Touch: Modular Touch Wall Lighting for as low as $142.95 as of June 20. Not to sound dramatic, but lighting is probably the most important part of home decor. After all, what's the point in designing a beautiful room if there's not enough light by which to see it? And what's the point of creating a comfortable space if the lighting is too har

Add some excitement to your fishing trip with this underwater camera

80Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: Have more successful fishing trips with the GoFish Cam wireless underwater fishing camera for $134.99 as of June 20 — that's 10% off with the coupon code GOFISHMASH and a great deal for a last-minute Father's Day gift. Judging by the numerous Reddit threads and a plethora of articles on it, one of the most common preconceptions about fishing is that it's mind-numbingly boring. We get it. I

LongTailPro helps boost your SEO efforts via keywords, and it's 96% off

2020 UK SEO Loren Series
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TL;DR: Get help with your brand's SEO with a lifetime subscription to LongTailPro for $49.99, a 96% savings as of June 20. Building a website in 2020 is as easy as dragging and dropping some symbols, selecting a color palette, and writing a few pithy phrases. Turning a website into a success in 2020, however, is one helluva challenge. You can spend as much time as you want to perfect the appearan

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From drinks to advice, the best things in life are free. With that in mind, we thought we'd share a bunch of ways to get free stuff this weekend. Want to boost your productivity? There's a free course for that. Want to begin a new career journey? We've got you covered. Or maybe you're looking to score a new device. You can enter for a chance to win one for exactly zero dollars. You're welcome in

Learn to use your WFH time wisely: Shop this online course sale devoted to productivity hacks and techniques

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TL;DR: Make the most out of your work day with The Essential Work From Home Productivity Bundle for $49.95, a 96% savings as of June 20. Transitioning from a cubicle to a couch sounds like a dream come true, until you're in the middle of a pandemic, have no drive or ability to focus, and can't stop snacking. But such is the reality for many Americans, thanks to the ongoing threat of COVID-19. Her

Coronavirus: What went wrong with the UK's contact tracing app?

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After months of work the UK has ditched the way its current coronavirus-tracing app works. So what went wrong?

Why the Canon EOS R6 is shaping up to be a more exciting camera than the EOS R5

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In sport, it’s nearly always an advantage to have been your family’s second-born – and so it appears to be with the Canon EOS R6 , which is due to follow its elder Canon EOS R5 sibling at a launch event in July. The full-frame mirrorless camera hasn’t actually been confirmed by Canon, but some apparently leaked specs seem to show that, just like Serena Williams and Andy Murray, the EOS R6 might j

Hulu to stream IMAX documentaries

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IMAX announced Thursday that it’s partnering with Hulu to bring 16 of its documentaries to the streaming site this summer. So while your local IMAX screen may be closed due to coronavirus, you can at least watch documentaries like A Beautiful Planet and Pandas on a smaller sc