Saturday, June 27, 2020

TPS Consulting Saturday Afternoon Edition


Doomscrolling is slowly eroding your mental health

20KArs Technica / 10h
Enlarge (credit: Joel Sorrell | Getty Images) It's 11:37pm and the pattern shows no signs of shifting. At 1:12am, it’s more of the same. Thumb down, thumb up. Twitter , Instagram , and—if you’re feeling particularly wrought/masochistic— Facebook . Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic left a great many people locked down in their homes in early March, the evening ritual has been codifying: Each night

Take a Virtual Tour of Tokyo's Ghibli Museum

5KGizmodo / 8h
You may not be able to travel to Japan for the foreseeable future, but you can now take a virtual tour of the country’s secretive Ghibli Museum on YouTube . Read more...

Diablo 4 is official: everything you need to know about the next Diablo

2KFuture - All the latest news / 9h
Diablo 4 has been confirmed, Lilith is the daughter demon... but there's so much we still don't know.

Delta could furlough more than 2,500 pilots, will close 3 flight attendant bases

The Points Guy / 15min
Delta Air Lines is offering more details on its plans to shrink as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take a big bite of its business, warning thousands of pilots of possible furloughs and closing flight attendant bases across the country. The Atlanta-based carrier intends to notify 2,558 pilots of possible furloughs in the coming weeks, Delta senior vice president of flight operations John La

NASA designed a vibrating necklace to help you stop touching your face

Mashable / 27min
If you still can't stop touching your face as the coronavirus outbreak drags on, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab has a wearable for you. The PULSE is a pendant that you can hang from your neck like a necklace, but it's not just decorative. When your hand gets close to the device it starts to vibrate. That's supposed to remind you to stay away from your face zone. Three teammates at the lab developed th

Facebook is testing a dark mode in its mobile app

100+Engadget / 27min
You might not have to stick to your computer if you want to browse Facebook in dark mode . After reports of the palette change popping up, Facebook has confirmed to SocialMediaToday that it’s testing a dark mode in its mobile apps. The feature is only available to a “small percentage” of users worldwide at the moment, according to a spokesperson. You likely won’t see if for a while, then, even th

Weekly Review: June 27, 2020

One Mile at a Time / 30min
Hello from Miami! After returning home from our road trip last weekend, we’ve been in town all week, just in time for cases here to spike. On the points & travel front, this week we saw some new promotions on purchased points, JetBlue launched cash and points award redemptions, Dubai revealed plans to reopen to visitors, Qantas announced the A380 will be grounded for years, and more. With that ou

Finally, some better pricing: Start-up cruise line Virgin Voyages cuts rates for early sailings

The Points Guy / 50min
Editor’s Note: As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. There’s good news this week for cruisers eager to try Virgin Voyages , the new, Richard Branson-back

The 10 best films of 2020 (so far)

Mashable / 1h
Need it be said that 2020 has been an especially odd year for film? The coronavirus threw the entire spring and summer movie calendar into disarray. Blockbusters we'd been looking forward to for years were delayed. Indies saw their carefully planned rollouts cut short. Crowdpleasers pivoted from traditional theatrical rollouts to VOD-only ones. Theaters were shuttered, while drive-ins made a come

Tesla (and other electric truck competitors) just got good news

California Zero 2024
32Mashable / 1h
Elon Musk may have threatened to remove his Tesla electric vehicles factories from California for its aggressive pandemic policies, but he'd better start thanking the state for its progressive environmental policies. The California Air Resources Board adopted a new electric standard for cargo truck manufacturing at the end of June. By 2035, the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) Rule will require zero-e

Your next flight could be a pilot’s final test before making captain

The Points Guy / 1h
The path to becoming an airline captain starts on the first day of flight school. Every flight, every simulator session and every event that happens along the way builds the skills that a first officer needs to become a captain . All good first officers will view each flight as if they were the captain. How would they react in the same situation if they were they sat in the left hand seat? What w

danismm:“La Musique” by Claude Debussy, 1912. Georges Lepape

Music, Arts & Literature / 1h
danismm : “La Musique” by Claude Debussy, 1912. Georges Lepape

gameraboy1:Peter Lorre, 1944

Music, Arts & Literature / 1h
gameraboy1 : Peter Lorre, 1944

'Doom Eternal' classic mode recreates the original game's aesthetics

75Engadget / 1h
id Software has rolled out Doom Eternal’s second update, and it comes with new Render modes that give you a way to play the game in different visual styles. One of the new modes called Classic turns Eternal into a pixelated game with a 256 color palette that looks like the original Doom for PC. And, yes, it’s not just for Photo mode — you can play the game with the filter on if you want a throwba

13 of the coolest European fifth-freedom routes you should know about

The Points Guy / 2h
The fifth-freedom is one of nine freedoms of the air, which are a set of rights that grant airlines, among other things, the possibility of landing in foreign countries. These freedoms are negotiated between nations across the world to allow commercial flights to operate fairly. Fifth-freedom flying is of particular interest to AvGeeks and frequent flyers alike because it allows an airline to ope

Top Twitch streamer Dr. Disrespect was mysteriously banned from the platform

Disrespect Twitch Mixer
20Mashable / 2h
Herschel "Guy" Beahm, who goes by the streamer name Dr. Disrespect, is no longer on Twitch. The circumstances of Beahm's removal from the service aren't clear at this time. His page on the Amazon-owned video streaming website is currently shut down, with a message reading "that content is unavailable." A statement provided to Mashable on Saturday by a Twitch spokesperson suggests that Beahm viola

The Second Season of The Boys Is Coming to Amazon Prime on September 4th

500+Gizmodo / 2h
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Worst timing ever? Kontiki Expeditions, a new cruise line, plans to launch later this year

The Points Guy / 2h
Even as most established cruise lines around the world remain mired in a global halt to operations due to the coronavirus pandemic , there’s a new cruise company hoping to start up by the end of the year. To be called Kontiki Expeditions, the just-announced brand plans to specialize in voyages on intimate, yacht-like vessels that will hold just 18 passengers a piece. The idea sounds great. The ti

How American Airlines Decided To Stop Serving Food

30View from the Wing / 2h
Speaking to employees this week at a Crew News forum, American Airlines CEO Doug Parker shared that he wasn't in the loop on the decision to cut meals from inflight service. Cuts are being made across the company faster than ever before. Continue reading ...

Disney Plus UK: how to sign up, 2020 movies, Hamilton and more explained

1KFuture - All the latest news / 2h
Disney Plus UK explained, including sign up options, what's coming later in 2020 and what you can stream now.

Amazon's 'The Boys' returns September 4th with weekly episode releases

400+Engadget / 2h
One of Amazon’s tentpole Prime Video shows is finally close to resuming — though you’ll have to be patient if you want to see all of it. The service has revealed that the second season of The Boys will premiere on September 4th, but only the first three episodes. The remaining five will arrive weekly. The show creators want viewers to “absorb” what happens in the story, executive producer Eric Kr

No, An Emirates Flight Attendant Wasn’t Fired For Using Her Phone

46One Mile at a Time / 3h
Earlier in the week I wrote about how an Emirates flight attendant was allegedly fired for using her cell phone during a flight , and crew members were seeking revenge. Well, as it turns out, there’s a bit more to the story. A recap of what allegedly happened This incident surfaced in a YouTube video that has since been deleted. The video was uploaded by a YouTuber who covers topics of interest t

Hoist the Mizzenmast, Margot Robbie Is Pirates of the Caribbean's New Star

Disney Mulan August
1KGizmodo / 4h
Harley Quinn’s about to embrace her nautical side. A new report says Margot Robbie is set to star in a female-led Pirates of the Caribbean film for Disney. And she’s bringing a key member of the Birds of Prey crew onboard for the job. Read more...

Now You Can Rep Our Pride Merch While Giving Back to the LGBTQ Community 🌈

Gizmodo / 4h
Pride may be nearly over, but here at The Inventory, our commitment to human rights is unwavering. To finish out strong this month, we’re donating a portion of each sale from our dedicated merch stores across the whole network to the following charities and nonprofit organizations. Click the name of your favorite site… Read more...

Bookmark this Directory of Black-Owned Businesses Across Industries

100+Lifehacker / 4h
While shopping may just seem like something you have to do to get the stuff you need, the way we spend our money has a bigger impact than we may think. Big-box retailers won’t miss the sale if you opt to purchase something from a small business. Plus, when you shop at independent stores, you’ll likely end up with… Read more...

TikTok and 53 other iOS apps still snoop your sensitive clipboard data

TikTok iPhone iOS 14
500+Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge (credit: Wiyre Media / Flickr ) In March, researchers uncovered a troubling privacy grab by more than four dozen iOS apps including TikTok, the Chinese-owned social media and video-sharing phenomenon that has taken the Internet by storm. Despite TikTok vowing to curb the practice, it continues to access some of Apple users’ most sensitive data, which can include passwords, cryptocurrency

Twitter will fix its overly aggressive '5G corona' fact-checking

62Engadget / 4h
Twitter knows its system for automatically fact-checking posts mentioning 5G and the coronavirus is more than a little overzealous , and it’s hoping to tone things down. The social network has promised to “improve” the precision of its labeling system and fact-check fewer tweets that merely happen to include certain keywords. The company is developing “new automated capabilities” to focus more on

Disney’s live-action Mulan movie delayed yet again

Disney Mulan August
SlashGear / 4h
Disney has bumped the theatrical release date for its live-action Mulan movie yet again, underscoring the uncertainty we still face in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. The movie was originally scheduled to hit theaters earlier this year, but was delayed as theaters shut down around the world as part of social distancing efforts and lockdowns. Upon its initial delay, Disney … Continue reading

Zac Efron wants to travel the world (and maybe save it) in new Netflix show

71Mashable / 4h
Zac Efron isn't acting in his new Netflix show. He's hosting a travel series called Down to Earth, which seems like it'll be a mix of a food diary and an environmental documentary. While not exactly what you'd expect from Efron, the preview looks pretty entertaining. Basically, it's got a famous bro going around the world eating stuff and learning stuff. The trailer shows the actor bringing wide-

A cruise with no port calls? In the new era of COVID, one line is about to try it

82The Points Guy / 4h
Would you take a 14-day cruise that didn’t include a single port call? That’s the temporary solution that one Europe -based cruise company has dreamed up to solve the problem of how to offer trips in an era of coronavirus-related port restrictions . Norwegian expedition cruise company Hurtigruten this week is beginning 14-day sailings from Hamburg, Germany , to the Norwegian coast that — for now

It Takes Multiple Violations Before American Airlines Bans Most Passengers Who Won’t Wear Masks

21View from the Wing / 4h
Flight attendants at American Airlines are submitting "a couple dozen" reports per day on passengers refusing to wear masks, according to Senior Vice President of Flight Services Jill Surdek at a question and answer session with flight attendants this past week, a recording of which was reviewed by View From The Wing . Corporate security reviews each report and it's a "super easy decision" to ban

Learn the Difference Between 'Systemic' and 'Systematic'

200+Lifehacker / 4h
Given the recent conversations about and demonstrations against racial injustice, the words “systemic” and “systematic” have been popping up a lot, and are sometimes used interchangeably. And while they do have the same root word, they also have different meanings. If you’re not quite sure exactly when to use each… Read more...

It's a great time for Apple Watch deals - the Series 5 is just $299 right now

24Future - All the latest news / 5h
The latest Apple Watch deals from Amazon offer the lowest ever sale price on a Series 5 - just $299.

Hitting the Books: The media's role in history's most damaging data dump

68Engadget / 5h
We humans are a deeply gullible bunch, willing to credulously believe any half truth, even outright lie, so long as it aligns with our existing opinions and preconceptions. The rise of modern media — especially the anonymous world of social media — has only exacerbated this problem. Where tall tales of child sex dungeons hidden under pizza shops would have once been dismissed out of hand as unhin

This Week in Apps: WWDC20 highlights, App Store antitrust issues, tech giants clone TikTok

200+TechCrunch / 5h
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

Jimmy Fallon and Blackpink took the 'try not to laugh' challenge. They failed wonderfully.

20Mashable / 5h
Hugely popular Kpop group Blackpink appeared (remotely) on Friday's episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon , and they played a game with the host after debuting a new video . The group of four singers — Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa — was challenged to stifle their laughs while watching silly viral videos. It's a recurring bit on Fallon's show but Blackpink's go at it was especially good.

Dolby Atmos Music: everything you need to know about the immersive sound format

40Future - All the latest news / 5h
Dolby Atmos Music is designed for total audio immersion – here’s how it works and the best speakers and headphones to experience it.

'The Simpsons' will no longer use white actors for BIPOC characters

500+Mashable / 5h
The Simpsons is getting with the times. "Moving forward, The Simpsons will no longer have White actors voice non-White characters," said a statement from the show's producers, released Friday (h/t The Hollywood Reporter ). The move comes in the midst of a Hollywood reckoning that's seen numerous individuals and creative teams coming to terms with the role they've played in reinforcing deep-seated

Fortnite leak hints new types of consumable fish coming soon

SlashGear / 5h
It’s no secret that fish offer far more health and shields per second compared to more traditional consumables in Fortnite, prompting players to stock up on these items over bandages and shields. Given that the game’s island is now covered almost entirely with water, it makes sense for Epic to add new types of fish…something recently detailed in a new … Continue reading

Sony Xperia 5 II: what we want to see

20Future - All the latest news / 6h
Here's what we know, and want to see, in the Sony Xperia 5 II, the 'compact' version of the Xperia 1 II we're expecting soon.

The most valuable Mastercard World Elite benefits

The Points Guy / 6h
When we talk about the pros and cons of different credit cards here at TPG, we tend to focus on the welcome offers, perks and bonus categories that make that card unique. Regardless of who issues your credit card, it likely gets a number of its perks from the payment network it’s a part of. For example, all Visa Signature cards have access to the same suite of benefits, whether they’re issued by

IHG Premier Card Best-Ever 140K Bonus Still Available

200+One Mile at a Time / 6h
The IHG ® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card ( review ) is a fantastic hotel credit card that just about everyone should have . For several months now, the card has been offering a best-ever bonus, and this is a reminder that it’s still available. For those of you who don’t yet have the card — for whatever reason — this is a great time to apply. As of a few days ago IHG’s website notes that it’s th

How to Set Up and Mount the ecobee SmartCamera

How-To Geek / 6h
You might know ecobee best for its remarkable smart thermostats, but the company has now entered the home security space with the ecobee SmartCamera. This compact security camera provides a 1080p resolution and a 180-degree field of view with digital pan and zoom capabilities. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple's Upcoming ARM-Based Macs Won't Support Boot Camp or Windows Virtualization

24How-To Geek / 6h
Apple is transitioning its Macs from Intel processors to custom in-house chips. Overall, the decision will improve Mac performance and decrease manufacturing costs. But it also means that new ARM-based Macs are losing Boot Camp and can’t run Windows 10 through virtualization. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Your 'Fleabag' and 'Normal People' crushes unite in this hilarious sketch

79Mashable / 6h
Two of the internet's favorite crushes — Normal People 's Connell Waldron, played by Paul Mescal, and Fleabag 's Hot Priest, played by Andrew Scott — bonded over love and lust in a new sketch for RTÉ One’s Comic Relief raising money for COVID-19 aid. Oh, and Normal People's Marianne Sheridan, played by Daisy Edgar-Jones, shows up as well. The sketch begins with Connell lamenting his complicated l

New games 2020: game release dates for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC

500+Future - All the latest news / 6h
We've put together a list of all the new games arriving in 2020 - and when you'll be able to play them.

Empirical analysis tells Reviewer 2: “Go F’ Yourself”

300+Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge (credit: Getty) Peer review is often the key hurdle between obtaining some data and getting it published in the scientific literature. As such, it's often essential to keeping questionable results out of the scientific literature. But for vast numbers of scientists with solid-but-unexciting results, it can be a hurdle that raises frustrations to thermonuclear levels. So it's no surprise t

Recommended Reading: When facial recognition identifies the wrong person

100+Engadget / 6h
Wrongfully accused by an algorithm Kashmir Hill, The New York Times Law enforcement at all levels are employing facial recognition for a variety of things. There are a number of issues with the technology and its uses for identifying potential suspects, and now you can add what some experts say is the first case of someone being inaccurately ID’d by an algorithm to the long list of criticisms. Wh

How to Watch the 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' Reunion

200+Lifehacker / 6h
One of the few bright spots of the past few months of quarantine has been Josh Gad’s “ Reunited Apart ” YouTube series. Every few weeks, he hosts a virtual reunion with the stars and other members of the production team from some of the most beloved movies of the 1980s like “ Lord of the Rings ,” “Goonies,” “Back to the… Read more...

Air Travel Data Suggests China Had Nearly 40 Times The COVID-19 Cases They Reported

400+View from the Wing / 6h
A RAND Corporation study looks at travel patterns to estimate "China's reported COVID-19 caseload was undercounted by a factor of nearly 40." In fact based on outbound air passenger numbers, to have just an even (50/50) chance of COVID spreading to Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, and the United States - as it had by January 22 - you'd need an infection rate 37 times greater than China offic

What you need to know before riding an electric scooter

24Future - All the latest news / 6h
As the world comes out of lockdown, electric scooters are really kicking off, but what do new riders need to know?

Is It Legal for Cops to Force You to Unlock Your Phone?

2KWired / 7h
Because the relevant Supreme Court precedents predate the smartphone era, the courts are divided on how to apply the Fifth Amendment.

4 ways to be an ally to bisexual people

52Mashable / 7h
Mashable is celebrating Pride Month by exploring the modern LGBTQ world, from the people who make up the community to the spaces where they congregate, both online and off. Dr. Lauren Beach was 14 years old when she/they first came out as bisexual. Beach revealed the truth to friends and curious classmates at her/their suburban Michigan high school. The reactions varied, but not many were affirmi

Worth your free-night certificate: A review of the Confidante Miami Beach by Hyatt

The Points Guy / 7h
Editor’s Note: 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, follo

The Morning After: Our first look at the iOS 14 beta

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82Engadget / 7h
It’s not just Mixer . Microsoft announced on Friday that it’s permanently closing all of its retail locations . They’d been on hiatus since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but now the company is going all-in with online stores. Four locations in London, New York City, Sydney and Redmond will be “reimagined” as Experience Centers that don’t sell anything. Like the Mixer shut down, making th

This Tech Company Could Save You Thousands On Student Loans

Futurism / 7h
Feeling overwhelmed by debt? You’re not alone. In addition to mortgages, car loans, and credit card debt, more Americans than ever are drowning in student loan debt. We’re paying thousands of dollars a year in interest while barely making a dent on the principal. But here’s the good news: you don’t have to just sit there and let debt control your life. A game-changing startup called Credible is u

Grab a cheap 4K TV for as little as $229 / £249 this weekend

Future - All the latest news / 7h
There's still time to grab these cheap 4K TV deals for as little as $249 / £249 this weekend.

iOS 14 is going to let you add captions to your photos at last

44Future - All the latest news / 7h
More and more of the features arriving with iOS 14 are being revealed, and the latest will please photographers.

How I saved over $100 and earned bonus points on wine delivery during the pandemic

The Points Guy / 7h
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced many people to take a hard look at what line items in their budget are truly essential and what they can live without. I don’t think I’m alone in deciding that a glass (or two or three) of wine after a long day of work falls into the essential category. We’ve already taken an in-depth look at how to earn the maximum number of points for alcohol purchase

How to Connect GameCube Controllers to the Nintendo Switch

32How-To Geek / 8h
If you want the nostalgic feel of the classic GameCube controller, you can use an old GameCube controller in place of the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Cons. It’s the perfect accessory for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Edition, but you can use them in just about any game. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

We Can't Stop Buzzing about These Cold Brew Coffee Makers

27How-To Geek / 8h
Cold brew coffee is delicious any time, but it’s the must-have drink for hot summer days. With these coffee makers, you can enjoy a delicious cup whenever you need a pick me up or a cool down. Here’s a look at our picks for the best cold brew coffee makers you can buy today. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

I Worked at a Microsoft Store and I'm Sad They're All Closing

100+How-To Geek / 8h
The Microsoft Store is dead. The company wants out of retail, and already the comments about empty stores are flying. I worked at a Microsoft Store for just under three years, and I owe my entire writing career to that time. Every community that hosted a Microsoft Store just lost a valuable resource and will be diminished for it. I’ll mourn the loss of culture outreach, education, and community s

Julian Assange Faces New Conspiracy Allegations

200+Wired / 8h
Plus: Evil Corp hacking, an anti-encryption bill, and more of the week's top security news.

Samsung Q60R vs Q60T: which cheap QLED TV should you buy?

24Future - All the latest news / 8h
If you’re after a new QLED TV in 2020, and don’t want to break the bank, you’re probably going to be choosing between Samsung’s Q60R and Q60T QLEDs.

JLab Audio Talk Pro review: A Twitch-ready USB mic for streamers on the go

72Mashable / 8h
JLab Audio Talk Pro USB Microphone $149 View Product The Good Lightweight and compact for portability • Excellent background noise reduction • Sleek • streaming-ready design The Bad Fragile build quality • Above average sound quality for the cost The Bottom Line JLab Audio's Talk Pro USB microphone is a great option for streamers or podcasters on the go, but it doesn't quite offer the same level

Coca-Cola pauses paid social media advertising as boycott heats up

32SlashGear / 8h
The Coca-Cola Company has made the decision to ‘pause’ all of its social media advertising, one of the biggest moves in the growing boycott movement. The decision to pause advertising is joined by similar announcements from other big companies, including Verizon, Mozilla, Honda, Viber, Hersey, and more. “There is no place for racism in the world and there is no … Continue reading

7 reasons why your credit card may have been declined

The Points Guy / 8h
We’ve all been there. You’ve waited in line at the grocery store for what seems like forever, or you’ve just volunteered to pick up the tab when you’re out with friends for dinner — and then your card comes back — declined. Cards being declined are more common than you’d think, and there are a number of different reasons why a transaction may not go through on the first try. Here are the most com

Xbox Smart Delivery: everything you need to know about the Xbox Series X feature

200+Future - All the latest news / 8h
We take you through Xbox Smart Delivery and how game ownership on Xbox Series X could change permanently.

Netflix's unfunny Eurovision Song Contest movie is sanitized trash

Future - All the latest news / 8h
The Story of Fire Saga on Netflix starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams fails to satirize the already-ridiculous.

Why Ozark is Netflix's most underrated series

35Future - All the latest news / 8h
What started as a Breaking Bad retread grew into something more relevant with a switch of protagonist.

The Debate Over Burning Dead Trees to Create Biomass Energy

200+Wired / 8h
Critics worry about the risks of overcutting and wood smoke. But supporters say the practice will prevent megafires—which release even more carbon dioxide.

With American Airlines Willing To Pay Almost 12% On New Debt, What Is The Market Telling Us?

View from the Wing / 8h
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 ...

The rocket motor of the future “breathes” air like a jet engine

100+Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / The air intake on Mountain Aerospace Research Solution's Fenris engine after its first hotfire last July. The lines around the cone feed kerosene and gaseous oxygen into a combustion chamber, where it is mixed with the air and ignited. (credit: Aaron Davis | Mountain Aerospace Research Solutions) There's a small airfield about a two-hour drive north of Los Angeles that sits on the edge

How the New App Library Works on iPhone

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60How-To Geek / 9h
For the first time since, well, ever, Apple is bringing an Android-style app drawer to the iPhone Home screen with iOS 14. But, of course, Apple has put its own twist on it. Here’s how the new App Library works on iPhone. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

OnePlus confirms three variants of the upcoming TVs; hints at prices too

OnePlus Nord Three
24Future - All the latest news / 9h
A week before the official launch, OnePlus has confirmed that there will be three variants of the upcoming affordable TVs.

Coca-Cola suspends social media advertising despite Facebook changes

13KBBC News - Technology / 9h
The company condemns racism and seeks more accountability from Facebook and other platforms.

NotPetya attack - three years on, what have we learned?

Future - All the latest news / 9h
Avast reflects on third NotPetya cyber attack anniversary.

George RR Martin suggests ‘Winds of Winter’ book will be ready in 2021

SlashGear / 9h
Fans of the book series A Song of Ice and Fire, better known for its television adaptation Game of Thrones, may get a new installment soon, relatively speaking. Author George R.R. Martin is a notoriously slow writer, having penned the first book in the series back in 1991. There are seven planned books, but only five have been published to … Continue reading

The 18 Best Weekend Deals: Videogames, Sex Tech, Home Goods, and More

Zoom Fastly
100+Wired / 10h
Discovering new ways to be bored while sheltering-in-place? Here are a few things that might help.

Old Drugs Could Reveal a New Way to Attack the Coronavirus

300+Wired / 10h
Researchers found that SARS-CoV-2 hijacks tendrils that grow from infected cells and may ride them to infect others. But existing compounds might slow their roll.

Virtual Conferences Mean All-Access—Except When They Don't

100+Wired / 10h
The end of WWDC marks the end of Big Tech’s conference season. What did this virtual experiment reveal about the meaning of community?

The Best Podcast and Livestream Gear (2020): Mics, Stands, and More

100+Wired / 10h
If you've always wanted to start creating your own content, now is the time. This gear can help you get great audio and video quality from the start.

It's time for 'Bob's Burgers' to do right by Marshmallow

76Mashable / 10h
Bob’s Burgers messed up. I hate saying it. You probably hate reading it. And yet, here we are. As protests against systemic racism continue across the country, the entertainment industry is once again addressing the pervasive issue of whitewashing. On Wednesday, that discussion reached adult animation as Jenny Slate exited Netflix’s Big Mouth after three years voicing mixed race character Missy B

Apple Arcade needs games made with iPads in mind - here’s why

20Future - All the latest news / 10h
Apple Arcade needs more games diversity, and the best way it could do that would be to encourage more games for larger screens.

Energy news round up: pre-pay customers overpaying energy bills by nearly £390m per year, and more

20Future - All the latest news / 10h
Here’s what’s been happening in the energy industry this week.

Why Did the Turbo Button Slow Down Your PC in the ’90s?

300+How-To Geek / 10h
In the 1980s and ’90s, many IBM PC clones included a button on the case labeled “Turbo” that actually slowed down your PC when you pressed it. We explore why it was necessary, what it did, and who put it there in the first place. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Viewpoint: 'I feel like I was accidentally hired'

3KBBC News - Technology / 10h
Ibrahim Diallo describes what life as a black software engineer has been like for him.

Here are the 13 best tweets of the week

20Mashable / 11h
Hello! Another week in the pandemic and things are looking, well, just plain awful and terrifying in the United States . But those of us on Twitter are still out here tweeting, so that's something. I guess. We've been collecting the best tweets of the week for a while now. Why? Maybe to send you a little laugh. Maybe to distract you for like a minute. And why not? So, here they are, 13 of the bes

Electric cars worth your money in 2020 – and ones to avoid

22SlashGear / 11h
Making the shift to electric cars makes more sense now since their costs are now comparable to hybrid vehicles. In some cases electric vehicle (EV) costs more or less similar to their gasoline-powered counterparts. The drivetrain technology and the battery units powering the EVs have evolved dramatically in the last few years, giving the buyer true value proposition. Things to … Continue reading

The AR Apple Glasses could arrive with a modular design

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A newly published patent suggests that the augmented reality specs might have detachable arms.

Ubisoft reportedly places two VPs on leave as it investigates misconduct

Ubisoft Two Misconduct
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A recent slew of reports of sexual abuse and misconduct within gaming communities has included multiple accusations posted to social media about the culture and personnel within Ubisoft. On Thursday the company made a public statement about the allegations , saying “We have started by launching investigations into the allegations with the support of specialized external consultants. Based on the

Aw, snap! The 12 best Olympus cameras ever, from Pen F to OM-D

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As Olympus hands over the reigns of its camera business, we look back at its many photographic highlights.

Portable air conditioning units can add £28 per week to your energy bills

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As Brits swelter in the heat, interest in air conditioning units is at an all-time high.

EBay’s Critics Faced an Extreme Case of an Old Silicon Valley Habit

500+NYT > Technology / 11h
Six former employees were recently named in federal charges that were an indication of the lengths some companies will go to hit back at detractors.

The Hestan Cue is so much more than a hot plate — and it's on sale

Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: Whip up a meal with the Hestan Cue™ Smart Cooking System for $599.99, a 33% savings as of June 27. It's really amazing how far smart home technology has come. With only a few commands, you can turn the lights on and off, check the weather, or even schedule when your vacuum should clean your room. When it comes to your kitchen, smart tech still feels a bit clunky and so-called smart devices

This $30 tool makes cleaning and unclogging toilets way easier

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TL;DR: Keep your toilet clean with the Toiletsaber for $29.99, a 14% savings as of June 27. Toilets are gross — full stop. It's really no wonder why cleaning the bathroom and unclogging toilets happen to be among the most hated chores in America, and probably the entire world. Just the thought of touching that germ-y surface gives us the heebie-jeebies, but having to get rid of all grout? *barf*

If you hurry, you can get this great photo editing app on sale for just $9

40Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: Turn every picture into a masterpiece with the CameraBag photo editing software for $9, a 70% savings as of June 27. Nothing beats the convenience of editing photos using your smartphone. But if you want to get down to the nitty-gritty and make more intricate changes, you'll have to upgrade and use a far more powerful software. And when it comes to editing photos on a Mac, few can come clo

29 useful tech accessories and cool gadgets on sale this weekend

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Itching to receive a package and gain some semblance of happiness while you're being a pal and continuing to stay home? We got you. From earphones to laptops to photography accessories, here is a roundup of tech gear on sale. Each and every item on this list is something you're actually going to want and use. Take your pick: Earbuds and earplugs Decibullz Professional High Fidelity Earplugs Desig

Stream some of the best international movies in one place for 50% off

Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: As of June 27, you can get a two year subscription to the Topic Streaming Platform for half off — dropping the price to $59.99. Despite binge-watching what at one point felt like a lifetime's worth of movies and shows over the past months, you may, at last, find yourself out of options. It's okay, these are not normal times. Typically, streaming platforms promote and recycle similar titles

EE's £20 a month SIM only deals offer 100GB of data and loads of free subscriptions

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EE's latest SIM only deals are offering some top-notch value. This plan costs you just £20 a month for 1