Sunday, June 07, 2020

TPS Consulting Sunday Afternoon Post


Black Hole Paradoxes Reveal a Link Between Energy and Entropy

26KWired / 7h
What happens to a black hole as it decays? Investigating the possibilities has led researchers in recent years to major clues about quantum gravity.

BTS gives $1 million to Black Lives Matter and the BTS Army wants to match it

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We're all living through a difficult moment right now, and plenty of people are failing to meet it. Not BTS, though. The K-pop sensation and their record label, Big Hit Entertainment, have donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter . A rep for the label confirmed the donation to Variety on Friday but had nothing else to say; BTS had already released a statement earlier in the week taking a firm sta

How SpaceX’s launch of NASA astronauts defines future of commercial spaceflight

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Elon Musk and his ultimate dream of colonizing Mars made its maiden steps when SpaceX Falcon 9 took flight with the company’s Crew Dragon Demo-2 spacecraft from the NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 30, 2020. This is for the first time NASA has taken flight from American land in a spacecraft developed by an American company for … Continue reading

Enjoy watching as Brits tear down a slaver's statue and dump it in the river

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If you happen to be looking for the Edward Colston statue in Bristol, England, trying finding it at its new location: in the harbor, at the bottom of the river. If you’re not sure exactly where, you can try checking Google Maps. It’s been updated with the statue’s new underwater location. (It may be changed back when you go to look, though; keep reading.) An estimated 10,000 people showed up in B

Senate bill offers more incentives for private spaceflight

Engadget / 12min
Politicians are seizing on Crew Dragon fervor to offer more incentives for private spaceflight. A group of US senators including Marco Rubio, Dianne Feinstein and Ted Cruz have put forward the American Space Commerce Act, a bill that would expand perks for companies like SpaceX. It would extend depreciation-related tax deductions by another 10 years to the start of 2033, and would make clear that

15 of the most beautiful villages in Europe

The Points Guy / 28min
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. While the draw of cosmopolitan European cities includes culture, gastronomy and night life, there’s

Virtually Visit the International Space Station

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After several months of social distancing and staying home, a lot of people are experiencing major wanderlust. And given that we’re still involved in a global pandemic, taking a break from Earth may seem especially tempting. Though we’re not quite there when it comes to space tourism, we can at least get a glimpse of… Read more...

Batwoman's Showrunner Considered a 'Soap Opera'-Style Recast, But Ultimately Decided Against It

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With the surprising news that Ruby Rose was leaving Batwoman came the equally surprising news that, in response, the showrunners would not simply be recasting the role of Kate Kane, but would instead be entirely rebooting the show, starring a new character , who casting calls refer to as “Ryan Wilder”, who will come to… Read more...

Facebook removes 190 white supremacist accounts trying to incite anti-protest violence

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Facebook's hate group whack-a-mole continues. The social network removed 190 accounts tied to white supremacist groups Proud Boys and American Guard, the Associated Press reports . The company said that those accounts were planning to incite violence at George Floyd protests against police brutality, in some cases urging members to attend the protests with weapons. “We saw that these groups were

Review: Elisabeth Moss gives a brilliantly subversive performance in Shirley

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Elisabeth Moss stars as a fictionalized version of author Shirley Jackson in the new film, Shirley . Author Shirley Jackson might not quite be a household name, but her work has been haunting American psyches for decades. Both Stephen King and Neil Gaiman cite her as an influence, and novelist Susan Scarf Merrell was so captivated by this literary figure that she penned an entire novel about her,

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Apropos of Nothing, Check Out These Fantasy Novels by LGBT Creators

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Why do I bring this up today? Oh, no reason. Definitely not because one of the world’s most (formerly) beloved fantasy authors outed herself definitively as a transphobe, sharing boilerplate trans-exclusionary talking points that are pretty easily debunked . Read more...

Facebook pulls nearly 200 accounts connected to hate groups

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Facebook is continuing its fight against hate , and this time with an added degree of urgency. The social network has confirmed to the Associated Press (via The Verge ) that it removed nearly 200 accounts for users linked to hate groups like the Proud Boys and American Guard, both of which were previously banned. The company was already gearing up to remove the accounts, but its hand was forced w

Latest data shows which US airlines have been the stingiest about refunds

The Points Guy / 1h
When the coronavirus came stateside, many travelers scrambled to cancel or postpone upcoming trips. Some people took future travel credit under relaxed change-fee waivers , but others wanted their money back instead. Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has a clear-cut policy: you are entitled to a refund when an airline cancels your flight . And when demand for travel plummet

Gaining Skills Virtually to Close the Inequality Gap

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Successful job training programs for low-income young people have long been held in person. Can a virtual ladder still be a path to the middle class?

Why some airlines cap the number of seats regardless of social distancing guidelines

The Points Guy / 2h
As travel slowly begins to restart, many passengers won’t have to worry about being seated in the dreaded middle seat . That’s thanks to the social distancing policies we’ve seen at major airlines. Some carriers like American and United are simply blocking middle seat assignments, though they aren’t going so far as to limit the number of seats they’ll sell. On the other hand, Alaska, Delta and Je

Sunday's Best Deals: Affordable Projectors, Pajamas, Kindle eBooks, and More

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A versatile water-proof backpack , a sale on pajamas at Nordstrom , a new slew of Kindle eBooks , Jurassic World collections , and more are the top of Sunday’s best deals. Read more...

Hopping across the Pond: How pilots find their way to the USA

The Points Guy / 2h
The route between London and New York is the busiest in the world, with more than 30 flights a day in each direction. Airlines such as Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Norwegian fly a variety of aircraft types between the two cities. But how do they find their way between the two? Is it a matter of getting airborne out of London and just fl

Apple to reportedly offer no-interest payment plans for Apple Card holders

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Apple devices will soon be a little easier to afford. They’re not getting cheaper exactly but,Apple will reportedly soon allow you to pay for its products over time. And you'll save money as these plans will be interest-free. According to Bloomberg , Apple is preparing to introduce the option of monthly installment plans for its Apple Card holders. The company had already begun offering a 24-mont

Donate to These Organizations Addressing Racism and Mental Health

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In addition to the physical violence associated with systemic racism, it also has major implications on mental health. Generations of collective trauma is now combined with the anxiety of not only the threat of police violence, but also being in the middle of a global pandemic where people of color are… Read more...

CDC warns sniffing disinfectants and bleaching skin won’t prevent COVID-19

SlashGear / 2h
Many people are experiencing health anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic and adopting enhanced hygiene practices in an effort to avoid contracting the novel coronavirus. The CDC has looked into the best preventative practices and detailed them in a new report, but has also found that some people are taking extreme, dangerous measures in a futile effort to protect themselves. … Continue readin

Amazon workers sue over alleged failure to follow COVID-19 guidelines

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Amazon is facing more scrutiny over its handling of COVID-19 at its warehouses. Workers at the internet retailer’s Staten Island warehouse have filed a lawsuit (via CNBC ) accusing the company of failing to follow CDC and New York state public health guidelines for the new coronavirus, not to mention New York quarantine laws. In some cases, it allegedly declines to follow rudimentary contact trac

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felixdeon : A collection of paintings on Lesbian themes by Felix d’Eon. They can be found as limited edition prints in my Etsy store at

6 misconceptions about traveling to Israel

The Points Guy / 3h
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. Israel is an incredibly complicated little country, often in the news and not always for the right reasons. But unt

7th investor in 7 weeks: Jio Platforms gets $ 750 million from Adia

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Continuing its almost improbable run, Reliance Industries' digital subsidiary Jio Platforms on Sunday got $750 million (Rs 5,683.50 crore) from Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) -- its 7th big-ticket investor in as many weeks. Analysts are astonished at the pace of investment flowing into Jio Platforms especially at the height of global financial turmoil. Jio Platforms has now snared nearly $

The Station: Bird spikes Circ in the Middle East, Kitty Hawk folds Flyer, Cruise attempts a hiring coup

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The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox . Hi friends and first-time readers. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at Te

Now British Airways Is Firing All Its Pilots

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British Airways charted a course of cost savings by firing all of its flight attendants and then offering to rehire about 70% of them back, in some cases for 60% less money. Undeterred, British Airways is now saying that if their pilots don’t give them all the concessions they demand, they’ll just go ahead and fire them too and rehire back a portion at lower pay. Continue reading ...

After Math: Take a mental health break from this crisis with these games

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It’s been a brutal week. We started it with a historic space flight promising to unite the American people under a banner of hope and optimism. Then the police rioted. All of them, I think . Now we’ve got protests running throughout the nation demanding an end of the brutal police state we find ourselves living under. Calls for radical police reform has even spread online where brands left and ri

United Airlines Improves Egregious Refund Policy (At Last)

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At long last United Airlines is implementing a reasonable refund policy in the event of schedule changes. United Airlines will now offer refunds for schedule changes Since yesterday (June 6, 2020), United Airlines is offering passengers cash refunds in the event that there’s a schedule change of at least two hours (this includes cancelations that cause you to arrive at your destination more than

Garmin fitness tracker sales offer price drops across the US and UK this weekend

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Garmin fitness tracker sales are offering discounts on cheap smartwatches across the US and UK this weekend. That means you can bag yourself a brand new piece of wrist-candy for less right now, and we're seeing a massive range to choose from. Whether you're after a cheap fitness tracker like the Garmin Vivofit 4 ( now down to $68.83 / £54.99 in the UK ) or the turbo-charged Garmin Venu ( availabl

American Airlines Business Extra New Member Bonus

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I first wrote about this promotion in April, but wanted to post a reminder of this, given that more people are starting to travel. If you’re not a member of American’s Business Extra program and plan on taking a flight by June 30, there’s an incredible promotion at the moment. What is American Business Extra? For those of you not familiar, Business Extra is American Airlines’ small business rewar

The CW’s Batwoman will replace Ruby Rose’s character with new lead

SlashGear / 5h
In mid-May, the CW made a surprising announcement: Ruby Rose, the actress who played Kate Kane in its new Batwoman TV show, has exited the series after its first season. The show will go on without Rose, but fans have been concerned over how the change will be handled. We’ve been anticipating a recast of the main role, but it … Continue reading

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jellobiafrasays : The Penguin Dorothy Parker (1973 ed., cover design by Michael Farrell)

224 Environmental Groups Endorse the Movement for Black Lives—But It Can't End There

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The environmental movement has had a reckoning coming its way for decades when it comes to its racist history. While it’s been inching toward it in recent years, the events of the past two weeks have thrown the floodgates wide open. Read more...

'I May Destroy You' is a defining moment for on-screen portrayals of consent and sexual violence

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Content warning: This review contains discussion of rape and sexual violence. You won't be able to shake I May Destroy You from your thoughts. After watching, you'll close your laptop, or turn off your television, but I guarantee you this: it will stay with you. Created by Chewing Gum writer Michaela Coel, this new 12-part BBC One/HBO drama tackles the intersection of sexual assault, consent, and

The most absurd consumer tech in video games

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While the latest trailer for The Last of Us 2 was shocking in its brutal survivalist violence , it had one last surprise in store: a character is shown playing a PS Vita. Given how few people play the system nowadays, and the new game is set in 2033, we find the implication hilarious that one of the few pieces of tech to survive the apocalypse would be Sony’s underrated handheld console. Which go

How to Change Your Facebook Page Name

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Sometimes, the first time isn’t the charm. Sometimes, you figure out a better name for your Facebook page a couple of weeks down the line. Don’t worry, you can change your Facebook page’s name at any time! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Webs of Covid-Related Caution Tape Across London

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Seemingly overnight, the red-and-white-striped tape that suddenly became ubiquitous in the English capital.

Oops: Don’t Leave Drugs In A Hotel Safe And Then Forget The Combination

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A guest at the Holiday Inn Express in Henderson, Kentucky called hotel staff for help getting into their room’s safe. The employee opened the safe, “found what they believed to be illegal drugs,” and then locked it back up for the guests. That's when things went south. Continue reading ...

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 might actually be called the Galaxy Watch 3

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Considering the original Samsung Galaxy Watch launched all the way back in 2018, anticipation levels are high for its successor – though it seems Samsung is skipping a number and calling the new device the Galaxy Watch 3. We had previously been calling the upcoming wearable the Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 , but for whatever reason, that moniker has apparently been ditched, as per new filings made at T

How to Cook the Most-Searched-For Foods in Each State

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Being cooped up at home for the past few months has made a lot of people discover—or rediscover—home cooking. From sourdough to banana bread, we’ve been spending more time in the kitchen than usual. But as it turns out, we need cooking tips, and unsurprisingly, are turning to Google for help. Here’s what each state… Read more...

India’s Reliance Jio Platforms to sell $750 million stake to Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

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Mukesh Ambani has courted the seventh major investor for his telecommunications business in just as many weeks. On Sunday, Reliance Jio Platforms said it will sell a stake of 1.16% for $750 million to Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), continuing its eye-catching run of investments at the height of a global pandemic. The three-and-a-half-year-old digital unit of oil-to-retail giant Reliance I

This $50,000 race to build giant Lego towers should be a game show

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Whether it's building Lego towers or planting trees , popular YouTuber Mr. Beast likes to go big . In this team-based challenge, Mr. Beast pits groups of four against one another in a race to see who can build the tallest tower of Lego. Each team gets a square Lego foundation, a seemingly unlimited number of oversized bricks, and industrial-grade cherry pickers to use when the towers climb too hi

British Airways Threatens To Fire All Pilots, Rehire Some For Less Pay

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While airlines around the world are having difficult conversations with labor groups, British Airways is in a league of its own when it comes to the ruthless way the company is trying to negotiate with employees. The airline intends to lay off a total of about 12,000 staff , and management’s latest target seems to be pilots. British Airways threatens to fire all pilots British Airways currently h

How (and when) to dispute a credit card charge

The Points Guy / 6h
We’ve all been there — you open up your credit card app or check out your account online to pay a bill or look over recent purchases, and you notice a charge that doesn’t add up. Either it’s at a merchant you don’t recognize, or it’s for a purchase you’ve made, but in the wrong amount. Or maybe the charge doesn’t reflect a return you’ve made. Many may wonder what options they have for getting tho

Are we there yet? 6 ways the classic road trip has changed — and stayed the same

40The Points Guy / 6h
One of the questions frequently on my mind during the last few months as the world has battled the coronavirus pandemic is, “Are we there yet”? Are we there yet? Have we flattened the curve, seen a reduction in new cases or a drop in the number of fatalities? Is testing widely available and accurate? Are we psychologically, physically and medically ready to resume some version of a “normal” exist

Know your rights: 3 tips for dealing with debt collectors

The Points Guy / 6h
Forgetting about paying off a bill is one thing, but prolonged missed payments can turn into a serious burden. However, if you find yourself in a difficult financial situation, know that predatory practices to collect that payment is illegal. At TPG, we advocate for smart spending on credit cards , including paying in full to avoid interest on your balance. But it’s not always that easy — and unf

The Best Theragun Devices to Buy (and Which to Avoid)

89Wired / 6h
Therabody's percussive therapy devices help soothe achy muscles. Here's our guide to their lineup.

How to Turn Off or Customize Xbox One Notifications

How-To Geek / 6h
Imagine being immersed in an engaging emotional gaming experience—only to have the moment ruined by an obnoxiously loud achievement notification using a short pun to spoil what just happened. Instead, disable Xbox notifications so they don’t interrupt your gaming experience. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Scientists find a likely Earth-like planet orbiting a Sun-like star

400+Engadget / 6h
Astronomers have found Earth-like planets before, but usually around red dwarf stars. That’s a rather large problem when their flares and radiation could make orbiting planets uninhabitable. Thankfully, there may be a much more viable candidate in the pipeline. Researchers have found (via MIT Technology Review ) a likely exoplanet, KOI-456.04, that’s less than twice as large as Earth while orbiti

Facebook is trying to help its communities talk about racial issues

SlashGear / 6h
Facebook has published a new document that aims to guide its online communities on how to talk about social and racial issues. The guidance comes amid increased drama in a number of Facebook groups, with users getting into arguments, moderators and Page admins being accused of censorship, and more. Whether Facebook’s input will actually have any sort of impact on … Continue reading

Make killer presentations with this template package deal

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TL;DR: Get unlimited access to hundreds of slides and icons with BaseTemplates for $29.99, a 76% savings as of June 7. Presentations that look good are always better. It's just how it is. But if we're being honest, most presentations are a far cry from what we'd call aesthetically pleasing. Not everyone has an eye for design — and that's ok! That's why BaseTemplates exists. The pitch deck and pre

This home workout app is like having a personal trainer in your pocket

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TL;DR: Get a lifetime subscription to the Onyx Home Workout app for $79.99, a 73% savings as of June 7. Stay-at-home orders have led to two schools of thought when it comes to fitness: throw in the towel until gyms open again or find the best home workouts and come out looking better than ever. Either way, you likely lost your motivation somewhere along the way, and need something (or someone) to

43 wellness, work, and other deals to jump on before they sell out

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Itching to do some retail therapy? Us, too. Typically, around this time of year, we're all shopping for summer supplies, from beach toys to suitcases. But this year looks a bit different. That's why we're bringing you 43 (count 'em!) products on sale this weekend that you'll actually use in summer 2020. With wellness, work, safety, and leisure deals galore, there's surely something on this list t

Today Only, Get a Powerful Projector for $170

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APEMAN Native 1080P HD Video Projector | $170 | Amazon | Use code EYGXKRVD Read more...

These Plant Subscription Boxes Bring Nature into Your Home

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Whether you want to create your own indoor jungle or you want to get some plants to help clean your air, getting a monthly plant subscription is a great way to get all the plants you’ve ever dreamed of having. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Trade with Other Players in ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’

How-To Geek / 7h
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has thousands of items you can collect. If you’re looking for something specific, trading with another player might be your best bet. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Oculus Go vs. Oculus Quest vs. Oculus Rift: Which Should You Buy?

28How-To Geek / 7h
VR has grown a lot in the past few years and, despite multiple competitors popping up, Oculus has managed to stick around as the most well-known VR company—it’s the brand many turn to when entering this world. But even if you’ve already decided to buy from Oculus, you’ve still got some choices to make. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Statue at Dallas Love Field Removed Because Of Law Enforcement Agency’s Racist Past

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

'13 Reasons Why' finale: What happened and where we ended up

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Congratulations, class of 2020. The teens of 13 Reasons Why have finally graduated, as Netflix released the fourth and final season on Friday. It's been a long journey since Season 1 and often a painful one, as 13 Reasons Why repeatedly insisted on unnecessary new characters, sloppy narrative technique, and confusing messages about violence, toxic masculinity, and so, so much more. Who's the new

VOX Cinemas and Tesla host region’s first carbon-neutral drive-in cinema screening

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Majid Al Futtaim, in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and VOX Cinemas celebrated World Environment Day by hosting the region’s first carbon neutral drive-in movie screening for Tesla cars. The company also announced it is partnering with Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence to offset the carbon emissions from all VOX Cinemas Drive-In screenings The speci

If you stream one movie on Amazon Prime tonight, make it The Vast of Night

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In a '50s New Mexico town, a switchboard operator, Fay (Sierra McCormick), and a local DJ, Everett (Jake Horowitz), start to pick up strange signals coming through calls and the radio. Together, across a single night, they work together to figure out what's going on, and what the source of the signals is. Presented as an episode of a fake anthology show in the vein of The Twilight Zone, The Vast

The Sony WH-1000XM4 won’t reinvent noise-cancelling headphones – and they don’t need to

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Rumors of the Sony WH-1000XM4 – the successors to the best headphones we've ever tested – have been ramping up in recent months, coming to a head when a Walmart listing that appears to describe all the specs of the new headphones was leaked. While the existence of the XM4s is yet to be confirmed by Sony, the Walmart listing revealed the kind of changes (or lack thereof) we can expect over the Son

After ESPN’s Bruce Lee doc, you’ll see Enter the Dragon through a whole new lens

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As you might suspect, Bruce Lee trained hard. [credit: Bruce Lee Family Archive / ESPN ] ESPN may not be thriving these days due to a severe lack of live sports, but the company's documentary arm is arguably having its biggest moment since the introduction of the 30 for 30 franchise. The Last Dance , the network's 10-part docuseries on Michael Jordan's 1998 Chicago Bulls, became ESPN's most-watch

This bot hunts software bugs for the Pentagon

500+Ars Technica / 8h
Late last year, David Haynes, a security engineer at the Internet infrastructure company Cloudflare , found himself gazing at a strange image. “It was pure gibberish,” he says. “A whole bunch of gray and black pixels, made by a machine.” He declined to share the image, saying it would be a security risk. Haynes’ caution was understandable. The image was created by a tool called Mayhem that probes

Singapore Airlines Outlines Onboard Service Changes

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Airlines around the world are adjusting service protocols in light of coronavirus. What’s surprising is the vastly different approaches that airlines are taking. On one end of the spectrum you have Lufthansa , which will maintain exactly the same service in first class. On the other end of the spectrum you have Turkish Airlines , which will serve cold snack boxes in business class on long haul fl

TCL brings its budget 3-Series Android smart TVs to the US

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In 2014, TCL launched its Roku smart TVs in the United States, something it is building upon with the arrival of its smart TVs running Android. This is the first time TCL will offer Android smart TVs in the US, giving consumers on a budget another option for an inexpensive smart TV. The lineup features TCL 3-Series models packing the … Continue reading

Covid-19 Opens the Door for Gig Workers to Win Sick Pay

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Uber, Lyft, and others have agreed to pay people who've missed work because of the virus. Seattle is on the cusp of making it law in that city.

How Covid-19 Contact Tracing Works on Your Phone

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Developers are working on track-and-trace systems to keep infection levels low. The apps aren't here yet, but here's what they do—and how you can enable them.

What Does “IDK” Mean, and How Do You Use It?

61How-To Geek / 9h
One fantastic thing about the internet community is how rapidly it pushes the boundaries of language. Twitter-born words, phrases, and #hashtags emerge constantly in response to news and social media. IDK is one of the more popular online abbreviations used in informal communication and memes. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

New Apple Card installment plans could make buying Apple gadgets easier

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Apple already offers an installment payment plan for the iPhone , but it could extend similar plans to all kinds of other Apple hardware in the near future – as long as you make your purchases through the Apple Card . According to sources speaking to Bloomberg , the plans would be interest-free, giving you more time to pay off your latest Apple gadget purchases without penalizing you with interes

What is a LiDAR scanner, the iPhone 12 Pro's rumored camera upgrade, anyway?

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The iPhone 12 's camera specs might still be up in the air, but there is one thing we are pretty sure about – the phone's two 'Pro' versions are likely to come with a LiDAR scanner. That's right, the same mysterious dot that first appeared on the iPad Pro 2020 . But what is a LiDAR scanner? A built-in lie detector? A more relaxed version of radar perhaps? As we'll discover, LiDAR (or 'Light Detec

Google Chrome Won't Lose Your Tab to Drag-and-Drop Files Anymore

59How-To Geek / 10h
It’s probably happened enough times to make you want to scream. You’re trying to upload an image to a site like Facebook, and you miss the upload box. So, what happens? The file takes over your tab and wipes everything you wrote. You have to start over. Now, in an upcoming update for Google Chrome and Edge, that won’t happen anymore. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

"Pokémon" Gets Daffy In this Looney Tunes-Style Animated Short

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For my entire life, I’ve seen western cartoons try to ape the style and flair of Japanese anime productions. But culture goes both ways, and anime has seen its fair share of inspiration from American cartoons—western superhero tropes in My Hero Academia and One-Punch Man are two examples. The latest animated short from The Pokémon Company is another. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The NexDock Touch Is a $250 Laptop Dock for Your Phone or Raspberry Pi

37How-To Geek / 10h
Why buy a brand new laptop when you already own a super-powered smartphone? That’s the idea behind the NexDock Touch, a mobile docking station with a touchscreen display, a keyboard, and a trackpad. Once you connect your phone to the NexDock, it automatically enters “Desktop” mode and acts like a regular computer. Genius, right? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Train your brain to think more critically with this $22 online class

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TL;DR: Train your mind with the Mastering Thinking Skills bundle for $21.96, a 97% savings as of June 7. Yes, critical thinking can be learned. At any age. If you're ready to build up your brain power, you may want to start with the Mastering Thinking Skills Bundle . This four-part course bundle was designed to train your mind so you can be better at problem-solving, meta recognition, critical th

Save a bunch of money on this home security camera

Alexa Alex Valencia40Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: Keep your home protected with a XC security camera for $43.99, a 26% savings as of June 7. There are a lot of reasons to set up a home security camera. Maybe you're worried about intruders. Maybe you have a new puppy. Maybe you're convinced there's a squirrel stealing your mail. If any of the above rings true, an at-home security camera is a great solution and isn't that pricey these days.

Are electric scooters legal in the UK? Everything you need to know

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Are electric scooters legal in the UK? The short answer is no – for now. Although you can legally sell, buy and own e-scooters, it's currently against the law to ride them on public roads or footpaths. You could ride one on private land with the landowner's permission, or in an area conducting a trial (more on that later), but the law is otherwise quite clear: no e-scooting allowed. If you're sto

5 big things we've still got left to learn about the Samsung Galaxy Note 20

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is one of the most highly anticipated phones left to come this year – arguably second only to the iPhone 12 . That high status has inevitably meant it's been extensively leaked, but while we have a good idea about many aspects of the upcoming handset, there are still a number of things that we don't know. With that in mind we've created this article, highlighting five o