Thursday, June 04, 2020

TPS Consulting Thursday Afternoon Post


SpaceX Sent NASA Astronauts Into Orbit Using Linux

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Club Penguin This past weekend, Elon Musk-led private space company SpaceX made history by launching a pair of NASA astronauts into orbit, an accomplishment that could upset the balance of the international space industry. According to a terrific breakdown by ZDNet , the historic launch also contributed to a shift in power from proprietary software to open source — by running the Falcon 9 rocket

Germany will require electric vehicle charging at every gas station

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As part of a 130 billion euro stimulus plan, Germany will require every gas station in the country to install electric vehicle charging stations. As reported by Reuters , this stimulus package includes subsidies for electric vehicle purchasers and taxes to penalize owning large, pollution-generating SUVs. According to Germany’s Motor Transit Authority, out of 168,148 cars registered in May, only

K-pop fans drown out #WhiteLivesMatter hashtag

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Use of the tag has increased as a response to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Scientists grow miniature human livers for rats using stem cells

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Using cells scraped from a person’s skin, researchers grew miniature human livers in a lab and then successfully transplanted them into living rats. The research was a proof-of-concept for the process, demonstrating that in the future, we may simply grow someone a new liver rather than giving them a donor organ transplant. The study was recently published in Cell Reports, … Continue reading

These Are the Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands to Support Right Now

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Who here cares about animals? They’re super fluffy, and whatever your choice make great companions. My love for pets made me realize that maybe I should make a list of some of my favorite cruelty-free beauty brands and highlight one product from each, just to support the movement. I’m not vegan or anything, but I do… Read more...

Hulu will cut off older Roku players after June 24th

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Hulu will stop working on some older Roku player models on June 24th, according to a recent update to a Hulu help center page originally noticed by Ars Technica . Affected models are the Roku Streaming Player (models 2400 to 3100) and the Roku Streaming Stick (model 3420 or older). After June 24th, users of those models may see error messages, won’t be able to sign in or may see the app disappear

On Top Of COVID-19 Airlines Lost Almost $5 Billion On Fuel Hedges This Year

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Ten airlines combined to lose $4.65 billion on fuel hedging this year. Half of the losses belong to Lufthansa and to British Airways parent IAG. Germany bailed out a financial derivatives trading firm, as much as an airline. Continue reading ...

Uber Rewards is eliminating a key redemption option

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Back in 2018, Uber began rolling out it its loyalty program Uber Rewards . It was initially only available to select people in certain cities but has since expanded nationwide. Soon, it will see its first major devaluation. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Background Much like airline and hotel loyalty programs, there are two main aspects

Lenovo quietly releases smaller 11″ Chromebook 3 budget laptop

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A week after rolling out the larger variant, Lenovo is back with a smaller, cheaper version of its new Chromebook 3. This model features an 11.6-inch display, making it smaller and more portable than its larger 14-inch sibling. With the smaller size comes a smaller price tag, as well, making this an interesting model for buyers in need of a … Continue reading

Is coronavirus changing the world of cleaning?

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Hi-tech cleaning products are being offered to tackle coronavirus, but are they better than soap and water?

Elon Musk tweets 'time to break up Amazon' in defense of coronavirus skeptic

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Elon Musk is tweeting again. The eccentric billionaire ended his short Twitter sabbatical to post about how ecommerce giant Amazon is a monopoly that needs to be broken up. Usually, this is a call that would be echoed by progressives such as Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren , and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. However, the reason Musk jumped back on Twitter and called for Amazon’s breakup was to defen

United Airlines joins American in signaling that the summer may not be lost

The Points Guy / 1h
United Airlines is joining joining peers in rolling out a more robust schedule in July, yet another indication that summer holidays may not be lost. The Chicago-based Star Alliance carrier is adding flights across its U.S. domestic network. Key business markets, like its Newark (EWR) hub, will see more flights, but so will less-obvious vacation destinations. Places like Aspen, Colorado (ASE) — ne

Ethena raises $2 million in seed funding for smarter anti-harassment software

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Corporate harassment training is often defined by mandatory annual workshops, stock photo-ridden curricula and, often, outdated scenarios. Harvard graduates Roxanne Petraeus and Anne Solmssen think there’s a business in doing better than that. The duo co-founded Ethena , a software-as-a-service startup that sells anti-harassment training software that is more comprehensive and flexible than the s

FTC fines kids’ app developer HyperBeard $150K for use of third-party ad trackers

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today announced a settlement of $150,000 with HyperBeard, the developer of a collection of children’s mobile games over violations of U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule ( COPPA Rule ). The company’s applications had been downloaded more than 50 million times on a worldwide basis to date, according to data from app intelligence firm Sensor To

Lenovo is adding Linux to all its workstation products

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Following the news that it will soon offer Linux laptops , Lenovo has now announced that it will also be bringing Ubuntu and Red Hat Linux to its full workstation portfolio. Many Linux users prefer to customize their own machines by configuring and installing Linux distros themselves but this can raise uncertainty when it comes to system stability, restricted performance compatibility, end-user p

Google’s European Search Menu Draws Interest of U.S. Antitrust Investigators

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To placate European regulators, the company started giving Android phone users a choice in search engines when they set up their devices.

Clever Fortnite trick turns Proximity Mine into weaponized drone

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There has been no shortage of clever and complex Fortnite exploits that make the game do things the developers didn’t intend. Some of these exploits have been fairly small and useless, but many have given players who know about them an advantage. The latest exploit falls somewhere in the middle — it’s fairly complex, but won’t be too useful unless … Continue reading

Curfews have a disturbing racist history

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The curfews that rolled out across the country this week in reaction to police brutality protests mark a tragic milestone: Not since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. have so many cities ordered simultaneous curfews . And what have we seen come from these sweeping restrictions placed on more than 60 million people across roughly 200 c ities? Confusion and chaos. While law enforcement se

Do face masks help? Studies leaning towards yes

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Enlarge / If only some of the public wears protective gear, is it helpful? (credit: Diego Puletto / Getty Images ) What's the best way to protect yourself when you're at risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2? It seems like a simple question, but many of the options—face masks, lockdowns, social distancing, etc.—have been politically controversial. In addition, it has been difficult for public health aut

Having trouble getting through to Delta? You’re not alone

The Points Guy / 2h
Throughout the pandemic, airline call center agents have had to deal with unprecedented flight cancellations and reservation changes, leading to hours-long hold times, if customers were able to get through at all. As we explain in this post , we’ve generally had success reaching a Delta agent at 1-800-323-2323, but that isn’t the case right now. Reader Tom S. contacted TPG to share his experience

OTTO Motors raises $29M to fill factories with autonomous delivery robots

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When Clearpath Robotics CEO and co-founder Matthew Rendall looks at the “miles” of roads inside industrial factories, he sees them filled with autonomous vehicles. And in the past five years, the company has inched toward that goal through its industrial division OTTO Motors. The division, which launched in 2015, has landed a number of customer contracts to bring its autonomous mobile robot platf

Hulu ends all support for old Roku players: Here are your new options

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If you’re still clinging to your ancient Roku player, now is the time to move on. Hulu has ended all support for several of these aging devices, meaning the classic app no longer works. This effectively ends Hulu’s presence on the old hardware, a change that has been expected for a while. The news follows Netflix’s own decision to end … Continue reading

Instagram just threw users of its embedding API under the bus

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Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson ) Instagram does not provide users of its embedding API a copyright license to display embedded images on other websites, the company said in a Thursday email to Ars Technica. The announcement could come as an unwelcome surprise to users who believed that embedding images, rather than hosting them directly, provides insulation against copyright claims. "While our te

Astronomers Discover “Mirror Image” of Our Solar System

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Mirror World Scientists have discovered a distant exoplanet that closely resembles the Earth, orbiting a star that resembles our Sun — almost, they say, as though they were looking in a mirror at our own solar system. Scientists can’t yet tell whether the exoplanet, given the name KOI-456.01, could support life. But, according to a Max Planck Society press release , it looks like a strong candida

Should You Get a Coronavirus Test If You Protested?

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The nationwide protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death are unfortunately not happening in a vacuum—we’re still very much in the midst of a once-in-a-century viral pandemic spread by close contact. This week, officials in Texas and New York said that demonstrators should get tested for the… Read more...

Mercato Partners just launched Savory, a $90 million fund focused on fueling fast-casual restaurant concepts

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Mercato Partners, a 13-year-old, Salt Lake City, Utah-based investment firm that oversees a growth fund, a secondary investment fund, and a venture fund, has launched yet another fund — this one a $90 million vehicle that the firm says will be used to invest in restaurant concepts that are gaining traction. Its timing is interesting, given the devastating impacts of the coronavirus on the restaur

Huawei’s temperature-taking smartphone is the most 2020 phone of 2020

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Point the phone at someone's forehead, get a temperature reading. [credit: Huawei ] Smartphones have always been the modern tech equivalent of a Swiss Army knife, combining a phone, a music player, a camera, a GPS, a PDA, and more into a single device. Now Huawei is pitching yet another device that can be integrated into a smartphone: a thermometer. Huawei's Honor Play 4 Pro has an IR temperature

It’s on us: How TPG is joining the fight for equality and justice

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The Points Guy came to life 10 years ago as a community centered around a mutual love of travel. We firmly believe that travel builds connection and makes our world a smaller, better place. However, TPG can no longer ignore the fact that our fellow Americans do not experience equal rights, whether in the world of travel or beyond. And this week in particular, we cannot deny the inequality that th

Germany Is Requiring All Gas Stations Get Electric Car Chargers

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Gas and Electric Germany will require all future gas stations to feature electric car charging ports, in a move to boost demand for electric cars, Reuters reports . The move is also in large part to help alleviate “range anxiety,” one of the major reasons people chose a gas vehicle over an electric one. “Internationally this puts Germany in the leading group of battery electric vehicle support,”

Calls to delete popular astrology app Co—Star after controversial protest meme

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Co—Star, the astrology app known for its outlandish push notifications , has come under fire for a post related to the police brutality protests on their popular Instagram account: hey everyone if you have the co—star app do me a favor and delete it right now. they turned the protests into a meme. they turned fighting for the end of police brutality & murder against black people into a MEME pic.t

Reversing type-2 diabetes study reports overwhelming success

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A new study out of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar has found that an “intensive” year-long program successfully sent type-2 diabetes into remission for 61-percent of the participants, highlighting a potentially very effective treatment option. Rather than focusing on drugs, the protocol involved an overall lifestyle, tasking the participants with eating a low-calorie diet, losing weight, and more. T

How to Support Black Journalists

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This week, the New York Times chose to publish a deeply problematic and dangerous op-ed by Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton in which he advocated for the use of military force against protesters . As so many journalists have noted, the decision to run this piece, without context, without fact-checking Cotton’s many… Read more...

Watch Your Wallets: Transportation Secretary Says Let’s Talk About Another Airline Bailout In The Fall

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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao isn’t ruling out another bailout and says it’s something to discuss and consider in the fall, if airlines need one. However there was absolutely no reason to bail out the airlines and for the overall economy - and for workers who will lose their jobs anyway - the bailouts were actually destructive . Still, the President doesn't want mass layoffs one month befo

Nature’s cosmic hard drive? Black holes could store information like holograms

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Enlarge / New research suggests we really can describe black holes as holograms: they have two dimensions, in which gravity disappears, but they reproduce an object in three dimensions. (credit: Gerd Altmann for PIxabay) Nearly 30 years ago, theoretical physicists introduced the "holographic principle," a mind-bending theory positing that our three-dimensional universe is actually a hologram . No

A bunch of Electronic Arts games just went live on Steam

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Years ago, many of Electronic Arts’ PC games could be found on Steam. New EA releases were published there frequently, but then one day, Electronic Arts decided that it wanted to take the fight to Steam, launching Origin as a storefront all its own. Many of EA’s existing games were left on Steam after Origin launched, but from that point … Continue reading

Riot is testing 'Valorant' on consoles -- but don't get your hopes up

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Valorant is a PC-only game right now, and that won’t change any time soon. However, Riot Games isn’t ruling out the possibility of bringing its new tactical shooter to consoles at some point. In fact, the developer is currently prototyping a console version, executive producer Anna Donlon told GameSpot . But she made it clear that there’s no guarantee that you’ll ever be able to play Valorant on

Signal now has built-in face blurring for photos

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Apps like Signal are proving invaluable in these days of unrest, and anything we can do to simplify and secure the way we share sensitive information is welcome. To that end Signal has added the ability to blur faces in photos sent via the app, making it easy to protect someone’s identity without leaving any trace on other, less secure apps. After noting Signal’s support of the protests occurring

Ransomware operators are joining forces - here's what you need to know

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Ransomware operators have joined forces and they are now exchanging tactics, intelligence and extorting victims through a shared data leak platform. Back in November, the operators of the Maze ransomware released the unencrypted data of a victim after they refused to pay its ransom. Shortly after, the group launched a site called “Maze News” which it uses to shame unpaid victims by publicly relea

The Essential Episodes of Avatar: The Legend of Korra

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Thanks to its recent release on Netflix, fans new and old alike have rejoined Aang on his journey to bring balance to the world in Avatar: The Last Airbender . Finished your watch through and are itching for where to go next ? The answer is pretty easy, thankfully, and we’re here to help: because it’s time to watch The … Read more...

These loyalty programs have suspended awards due to coronavirus

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The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted businesses in ways we’ve never seen before. Perhaps the hardest hit is the travel industry . In addition to making significant service cuts, airlines , hotels and cruise lines around the world have suspended all or most of their operations due to the pandemic. Although technically still running, we’ve also seen several travel companies — such as car rental g

Keep a Fully Charged Phone Power Bank at Home

100+Lifehacker / 4h
Portable cell phone battery chargers have saved my bacon more than once while traveling. From overtaxing my iPhone taking vacation pictures to relying on Google Maps to get me where I’m going in a car without an aux port, there are times that low battery warning would trigger a major anxiety attack were I out and… Read more...

Join Us For Today’s OMAAT Virtual Happy Hour!

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Today at 6:30PM ET we’ll be having our weekly OMAAT virtual happy hour . This evening we’ll be joined by guest Erick Prince of Minority Nomad . Though I’m a massive introvert, it’s nice to get some sort of human interaction, even if it’s virtual. We’ve had so much fun with the ones we have done, and many people seem to enjoy them, so we want to keep doing these. For the time being we’re going to:

iOS 13.5.5 leak: Apple Music and other services may get money-saving bundle

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Apple may be preparing to bundle several of its services together – like Apple Music , Apple TV Plus , and more – into what could be a single subscription package, according to a new code leak from an upcoming version of iOS 13 . Files appearing for the first time in the iOS 13.5.5 beta refer to a ‘bundle offer’ and ‘bundle subscription,’ according to 9to5Mac . These code snippets seem to refer t

How to Quickly Blur Faces in Photos

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Just like turning off your phone’s GPS or limiting what data you share with Google , people have a right to digital privacy, but the built-in facial recognition algorithms on sites like Facebook or apps like Google Photos actively work against our digital autonomy. Read more...

Slack drops 10%+ after its revenue growth, guidance fail to impress

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Today Slack reported its earnings results for the three months ending April 30, 2020, the first quarter of its fiscal 2021. The well-known SaaS chat service posted revenue of $201.7 million, up 50% compared to its year-ago period. Slack also reported an adjusted per-share loss of $0.02, and per-share losses of $0.13 when counting all costs. Analysts aggregated by Yahoo Finance expected the compan

Criterion Channel Lifts Paywall on Films by Black Filmmakers in Support of Black Lives Matter

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The Criterion Collection has removed the paywall on many films that focus on Black lives and works by Black filmmakers on its streaming service the Criterion Channel, allowing users to stream them for free even if they do not subscribe to the service. Read more...

'Doom' and 'Doom II' are free for some Chromebook owners

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Chromebook ownership has its perks, which includes offers on a rotating selection of apps and games. Now, Doom and Doom II are available for free on Chromebooks for a limited time. The offer isn’t available to every Chromebook user, so check the perks page to see if you qualify ( via Android Police ). The Doom games are the classic ‘90s versions released by Bethesda (not the 2016 reboot ), and th

How to Find and Support Black-Owned Businesses Locally and Online

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As protests against racial injustice and police brutality continue around the country, you may have heard calls to support black-owned businesses. The pandemic and related economic shutdowns have led to a difficult few months for businesses nationwide. And your spending, as you venture back out into your community,… Read more...

Hulu Is the Latest Streaming Company to End Support for Older Devices

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Here we go again: On June 24, Hulu will stop supporting some older Roku devices. Read more...

Cowboy 3 e-bike arrives with new transmission and smart app features

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Belgian company Cowboy has announced Cowboy 3, the third-generation version of its electric bicycle. The Cowboy 3 brings a number of improvements over the previous generation and launches alongside an updated companion app that packs new smart features. The company promises a more comfortable ride from its new model, one that includes more durability, faster climbing, and more. Electric bicycles

Yes, this sparkling chocolate is edible — Future Blink

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The chocolate features a surface that diffracts light like a prism and was made using a 3D printer. Read more... More about Tech , Food , Mashable Video , 3d Printing , and Future Blink

Epic Games Store’s next free game is a surprise

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Several weeks ago, a very interesting leak detailed a number of upcoming free games for the Epic Games Store. The leak went largely unnoticed at first, but after it correctly predicted that Grand Theft Auto V and Civilization VI would be offered, people started to pay more attention to it. That leak predicted the third free game – Borderlands: The … Continue reading

How to Transfer Your Facebook Photos and Video to Google Photos

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As part of the Data Transfer Project, Facebook has built a tool that allows you to send a copy of your photos and videos to Google Photos. The feature is available worldwide for anyone with a Facebook and Google account to use. Here’s how it works. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

VMware acquires network security firm Lastline, said to lay off 40% of staff

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VMware is acquiring network security firm Lastline , TechCrunch has learned. Since its launch in 2012, Lastline raised about $52.2 million, according to Crunchbase . Investors include Thomvest Ventures, which led the company’s $28.5 million Series C round in 2017; Redpoint and, which led the company’s 2013 funding round; and Barracuda Networks, NTT Finance and Dell Technologies Capital

These kirigami shoe grippers could help you keep your footing — Future Blink

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Researchers at Harvard and MIT utilized kirigami, the Japanese art of paper cutting and were inspired by snake skins in their process of creating the grippers. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Clothing , Senior Citizens , and Future Blink

The next chapter for American AAdvantage: Here’s what could change under a new head of loyalty

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Airlines began 2020 hopeful that the new decade would continue the upward trajectory that started over the past few years. Carriers were investing in onboard products , buying new planes and adding new routes while growing their profitably. But then the coronavirus pandemic came stateside and upended the entire industry. As airlines embark on the long road to recovery, we’ve heard time and again

The Sony WH-1000XM4 will offer audio upscaling and improved call quality

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The highly-anticipated Sony WH-1000XM4 over-the-ear headphones haven't officially been announced, but we know everything about the new cans thanks to a leak from a retailer. Sony's next-gen noise-cancelling headphones were outed by a Walmart product listing with brand new features in tow. At the top of the list is something called “Edge-AI” to restore the detail lost in highly compressed audio fi

Criterion will stream notable titles by black filmmakers for free

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In response to the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Tony McDade and Breonna Taylor, as well as the disproportionate toll COVID-19 has had on communities of color, the Criterion Collection announced a few steps it’s taking to fight systemic racism. For starters, Criterion plans to lift the paywall on select titles from black filmmakers and documentary portraits of the black experience. The

iPhone 12 Pro leaks usher in new set, with all prices

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Today we’re taking a look a seemingly release date-ready lineup for the iPhone 12 and friends. These devices will likely be called iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Based on our latest available leaked info and insider tips from the past several weeks, we’re able to outline four individual smartphones, each with their … Continue reading

Simplifying remote work with VR

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Businesses have quickly had to adapt to remote working as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This has led to a huge increase in the number of organizations using video conferencing software and online collaboration tools . However, meeting with your coworkers just isn’t the same when everyone is staring at a screen. You lose the sense of human interaction and sharing a document on your screen

Every Feature in Sony's Upcoming High-End Noise-Cancelling Headphones Just Leaked

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Sony’s WH-1000XM3 is one of the best pairs of active noise-cancelling headphones on the market, but based on a Walmart product listing (which we’re guessing was accidental because it was taken down), the successor to Sony’s current top-of-the-line cans should be even better. Read more...

Black Streamers Are Grateful For New Twitch Viewers, But Heartbroken It Took Police Violence To Make It Happen

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With protests raging over the murder of George Floyd and the racist institution of policing in general , Twitch streamers find themselves faced with the same choice as the rest of us: Speak up or stay silent. Difference is, many streamers have audiences numbering in the thousands or even millions. They can make a… Read more...

Eight months later, Facebook fulfills promise to label state-run media

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At long last, Facebook announced Thursday that it has started labeling "state-controlled media" on the social network. Labels noting that an outlet is "partially or wholly under the control of a state" are showing up in a page's Ad Library, on Pages themselves, and in the Page Transparency section. Beginning next week, for U.S. users, Facebook will also affix the label to posts from the pages tha

What to Watch Tonight, June 4, 2020

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Looking for something to watch tonight? Every afternoon we’re hunting down and highlighting the best viewing options around. Read more...

Pre-Order the Sonos Arc Dolby Atmos Soundbar and Complete Your Miniature Home Theater

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Sonos Arc Soundbar (Pre-order)| $800 | Sonos , Best Buy Read more...

I choose you: Pokémon Draft League brings pro sports excitement to the game

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An early-season draft-league match comes down to the wire. Draft league is probably nothing like the Pokémon you're familiar with. It's not training up a team of your favorite Pokémon to beat Team Rocket. It's not even like an official competitive tournament run by The Pokémon Company. And it all started with a bumper sticker. Steve "Magnitude" Wood is the YouTuber and sports fanatic who came up

Facebook Launches a Tool for Transferring Photos and Videos to Google Photos

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Back in 2018, the world’s leading tech and social media companies came together to join the Data Transfer Project, an initiative that hopes to make data transfer between websites quick and easy. As a first step toward this goal, Facebook just released a tool that lets you transfer photos and images from Facebook to Google Photos. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Namco Ports Pac-Man CE, Galaga, and More to the Nintendo Switch

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Namco is releasing a range of classic Famicom/NES games for the Nintendo Switch, including an 8-bit remake of the 2007 Pac-Man Championship Edition. These games are part of the new Namcot Collection, a throwback series available in Japan on June 18th. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google Search Will Now Highlight Results Directly on Webpages

How-To Geek / 5h
Google Featured Snippets, the quick bit of text pulled from a website, often tops search results to give you an immediate answer. But when you click on the snippet, sometimes it’s hard to find that text on the website. Now, Google will help by highlighting text and scrolling you to the correct section. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Fitbit's $5,000 Ventilator Gets Emergency FDA Approval

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Fitbit is putting its expertise to work with the Fitbit Flow ventilator, a low-cost device with emergency FDA approval for use throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement for The Verge, Fitbit estimated that its ventilators would sell for around $5,000 each—tens of thousands of dollars less than the average medical-grade ventilator. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Kids now spend nearly as much time watching TikTok as YouTube in US, UK and Spain

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A new study on kids’ app usage and habits indicates a major threat to YouTube’s dominance, as kids now split their time between Google’s online video platform and other apps, like TikTok, Netflix and mobile games like Roblox. Kids ages four to 15 now spend an average of 85 minutes per day watching YouTube videos, compared with 80 minutes per day spent on TikTok. The latter app also drove growth i

President Of American AAdvantage Stepping Down (And Why We Should Be Worried)

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American Airlines is in the process of cutting 30% of management jobs , and with that we’re going to see some major changes when it comes to the company’s management structure. Doug Parker is staying on as CEO, and I tend to think most of the changes are fairly insignificant to us customers. There’s one exception, though. A leadership change at American AAdvantage Bridget Blaise-Shamai has been t

New York City’s Wi-Fi kiosks memorialize the dead, amid citywide protests

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Since late-2015, LinkNYC kiosks have become a mainstay among New York’s sidewalks. A more modern replacement for decaying and disused public pay phones, the nine-foot-tall towers provide corners with access to public Wi-Fi, USB charging and access to emergency services. The most striking aspect however, are the large side displays that alternate between advertising and “NYC Fun Facts,” designed t

Brush Your Shrimp With a Little Mayo Before Grilling

81Lifehacker / 5h
A layer of fat on and around your food is key if you wish to keep it from getting stuck on grill grates, particularly if that food is something lean and delicate like fish or shrimp. Oil is a fine solution to this problem, I guess. But I think mayo reigns supreme. Read more...

As Americans look to escape, this peer-to-peer RV rental startup is happy to accommodate them

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The world feels as fragile as ever, and those with any options at all are looking to get away this summer. For many, planes and hotel rooms won’t be an option they consider owing to continued concerns about the coronavirus (not to mention the expense, which 40 million fewer Americans can likely afford). That leaves perhaps renting a local Airbnb this summer or, for a growing number of people, loo

Cheap 4K TV deal: Best Buy has this 50-inch Roku TV on sale for just $269.99

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If you're on the hunt for a cheap 4K TV deal, then you've come to the right place. Best Buy has the Westinghouse 50-inch smart TV on sale for just $269.99 . That's a $30 discount and an incredible price for a mid-size 4K TV. The Westinghouse smart TV has the Roku TV experience built-in, which allows you to stream content from your favorite apps like Disney+, Netflix, Hulu, and more. The Ultra HD

Nodosaur’s ‘exquisitely’ preserved stomach contents reveal last meal

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The armored dinosaur known as the Borealopelta markmitchelli — a nodosaur — was the subject of a study recently published in Royal Society Open Science. The researchers focused on the best-preserved nodosaur specimen, finding preserved stomach contents that reveal what this particular dinosaur ate. The stomach contents had around the same mass as a soccer ball and are described as … Continue read

Lego pauses marketing of police sets, amid protests

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Earlier this week, Lego sent a letter to affiliates requesting a wide range of kits be removed from all sites and marketing. The list featured a number of different kits involving police minifigs (yes, including “Donut Shop Opening”), along with the White House. There’s been some murky information surrounding the extent of Lego’s move, but the company was quick to explain that none of the aforeme

Hackers targeted the UK's coronavirus vaccine research

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On top of everything else, add cybersecurity threats to the list of things the UK's National Health Service (NHS) has had to contend with during the coronavirus pandemic. In an interview with the Cheltenham Science Festival , Jeremy Fleming, the head of the country’s GCHQ security and intelligence agency, said hackers have repeatedly targeted the healthcare system since the start of the outbreak.

How to Buy a Burner Phone

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If you’re planning to do some protesting and you don’t want to risk your expensive smartphone in the process—or you simply want to keep yourself as anonymous as possible while you’re out—consider buying a burner phone. Yes, it’ll cost a little cash, but picking up a cheap handset now is a lot better than coming back… Read more...

American Airlines Huge Leadership Reshuffling With Several Vice Presidents And Higher Leaving

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American Airlines announced a huge leadership reorganization today, resulting from its effort to shed at least 30% of management staff . A number of Vice Presidents and Senior Vice Presidents are leaving - with voluntary exit packages more generous than what's previously been disclosed publicly as part of this program - and that has meant reshuffling leadership roles. Continue reading ...

Show off Your Dolby Atmos Surround Sound With These Room-Rumbling Films

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So you went and got yourself a fancy new Dolby Atmos surround sound setup , and you want to see what it can do. Or maybe you want to show it off to your friends and family, but need the perfect scene to really drive it home. You have more options than you might think. Read more...

Turks and Caicos will reopen for international visitors in July

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More good news on reopening from the Caribbean. Turks and Caicos, a group of 40 low-lying coral islands popular with tourists in the Caribbean, is reopening for international visitors beginning July 22. View this post on Instagram See you soon… ???????? A post shared by Turks and Caicos Islands (@turksandcaicos) on May 29, 2020 at 9:16am PDT Related: A country-by-country guide to reopening in the

Ban This Shit

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Once the global pandemic hit, it was a no-brainer that those with the privilege of working from home absolutely should. But the ability to work remotely also came with a surge in workplace surveillance programs —a dangerous trend that ought to be smacked down before it’s too late. (Which, unfortunately, already may be… Read more...

Coach's summer sale is here — save up to 50% on bags, accessories, more

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TL;DR: Coach is running its summer sale , discounting select styles up to 50%. If you’re a shopaholic, the best part about transitioning from spring to summer is the sales. For a limited time, Coach is running its summer sale with up to 50% off select bags , wallets , shoes , accessories , and men’s styles . This sale is good, y’all. There are some bags for only $105. Yes, bags — not just wallets

Fake Ad For “Black Mirror Season 6” Is Just an Actual Mirror

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Black Mirror IRL Madrid-based creative school Brother has created a fake advertisement for Netflix show “Black Mirror” — except that in a dark reflection of our tumultuous historical moment, it’s just an actual mirror fixed to a bus canopy, suggesting that the real world has become as fraught as the dystopian show. The stunt quickly went viral, with hundreds of thousands sharing images of the ad.

Lights Out? Get 24 LED Light Bulbs Less Than $1 Each

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24-Pack LED Light Bulbs | $20 | Amazon | Use code EASY1999 Read more...

Lucasfilm Expresses Solidarity With John Boyega in Wake of Black Lives Matter Protest Speech

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The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin last week has sparked anti-racism and anti-police brutality protests across both the United States and internationally. In London yesterday, Star Wars actor John Boyega took part in demonstrations throughout the capital, delivering a stirring… Read more...

Passenger Videotapes Himself Being Denied Boarding For Refusing To Wear A Mask

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A Ryanair passenger tried to fly from Dublin to London Gatwick without a face mask. He had flown before the face mask requirement went into effect, and claims not to have known he needed one - and if it was required, Ryanair should've provided it, the airline shouldn't be able to keep his money and not transport him. The passenger claims that Ryanair threatened him with a lifetime ban if he share

Fairmont’s Generous “Buy One Get One Free” Promo

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We’re increasingly seeing hotels offer promotions to incentivize future stays, and Fairmont has come out with a fantastic promotion for their North America properties. While I’ve written about this before, more Fairmont properties continue to be eligible for this promotion, so I wanted to share the up-to-date list. Fairmont’s “Stay Close” promo Fairmont is offering a great promotion whereby you c

Cybercriminals use malware-laced CVs to steal banking credentials

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Security researchers have discovered malicious files masquerading as CVs online that lure victims into giving up their banking passwords and other financial information. According to Check Point , the malicious Microsoft Excel files were sent via email with subject lines such as “applying for a job” or “regarding job”. When victims open the attached files, they are asked to “enable content” and t

What Do You Want to Hear From White Allies?

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Right now is an incredibly difficult and emotional time in our nation and around the world. The countless deaths of black people at the hands of the police and others is a constant reminder of just how far we have to go as a society, in seeing everyone as equal and worthy of the same things in life—including the right… Read more...

Sony WH-1000 XM4 wireless headphones leak with smarter sound cancellation

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This week the folks at Walmart responsible for listing products at a specific time and date are… probably in trouble. A new model Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones were revealed early by a listing on the Walmart store website, well ahead of official release. This is before Sony acknowledges that they exist, much less that they’ll be released soon. The Sony WH-1000-XM4 … Continue reading

Rockstar online games go offline in honor of George Floyd

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As protests take place across the United States, we’ve seen many game companies this week announce plans to delay new content releases or reveals. Today, Rockstar Games went in a new direction, announcing that it will be shutting down its online games for a two-hour period this afternoon in honor of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis … Continue reading

2,000 Free Meals a Night, Seasoned by Silicon Valley Chefs

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With unemployment soaring in this region of haves and have-nots, a local Boys and Girls Club has transformed into a pop-up takeout operation to feed the most disadvantaged.

Use Your FSA Money to Donate Street Medic Supplies

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If you tend to have cash lingering in your medical Flexible Spending Account (FSA) at the end of the year, you don’t have to wait until December to start spending it. You can use it to buy first aid supplies now, and consider donating them to groups that organize medical support for protesters. Read more...

5 racial justice documentaries to further your education

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Here are five films and series that center on the oppression and injustices that plague the black community. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Black Lives Matter , Racial Justice , Black History , and Prison Reform

Signal's Proving Why It's The Protestor's App Of Choice

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To put it bluntly, there are plenty of folks with good reason to be scared right now. As more and more of us continue to peacefully protest the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, uniformed officers are turning literal weapons of war against us, leaving an untold number of protestors, reporters, and bystanders… Read more...

Small ISP cancels data caps permanently after reviewing pandemic usage

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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | RichLegg ) The coronavirus pandemic caused big ISPs to put data caps on hold for a few months, but one small ISP is going a big step further and canceling the arbitrary monthly limits permanently. Antietam Broadband , which serves Washington County in Maryland, announced Friday that it "has permanently removed broadband data usage caps for all customers," retroacti

Facebook now lets everyone export media to Google Photos

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You no longer have to wonder whether or not you can transfer Facebook pictures and videos to Google Photos. The company’s Alexandru Voica has revealed that everyone worldwide now has access to a tool that sends media to Google’s cloud service. As before, you’ll have to dive into “Your Facebook Information” in settings and tell the site to transfer all your photos or all your videos (you can’t do

Labeling Tesla’s Autopilot system as ‘semi-autonomous' can be dangerous

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The language we use is important, even when talking about robocars. That became apparent last week when the Associated Press updated its style guide to avoid the term "semi-autonomous" for systems like Tesla's Autopilot , General Motor's Super Cruise , and Nissan's ProPilot Assist. Avoid the term semi-autonomous because it implies that these systems can drive themselves. At present, human drivers

Why you should worry about data transparency

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Kevin Walkup Contributor Kevin Walkup is president and COO of Harmonate , a data-services firm serving private funds. More posts by this contributor Louis Bacon’s sunset ride may foretell ‘mechanized future’ of data-driven investing In the world of business and finance, the question on everyone’s mind is whether COVID-19 is going to lead to permanent changes in the economy. Will lockdowns become

Peering deep into the early Universe, Hubble sought stars but found a mystery

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The first stars in the early universe could’ve formed far earlier than scientists first believed, new findings from the Hubble Space Telescope suggest, opening new questions about the evolution of galaxies shortly after the Big Bang. Researchers had expected to find so-called Population III stars in the latest Hubble observations, but turned up empty-handed. Population III stars are believed to …

How to Quickly Remove Windows 10's New Cortana App

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The new Windows 10 Version 2004 update is slowly rolling out to compatabile devices, though some users will be waiting for it a little longer . The update brings several new features to the OS, including an all-new version of Microsoft’s digital assistant, Cortana, whether you like it or not. Read more...

A ton of PlayStation 4 games are on sale today

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Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by Sony's "Days of Play" sale, a now-annual summer sale that includes deals on a wide range of PlayStation games, subscriptions, and accessories. Sony technically kicked off the event on Wednesday, but the company says the sale will last through June 17, with discounts available at its own digital stores and various third-party retail

Electric race cars and human drama on display in And We Go Green

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Enlarge / Nelson Piquet Jr is one of the drivers featured in a new documentary about Formula E. (credit: Steven Tee/LAT/Formula E) You might think a film about the world of Formula E racing would focus on the electric car technology being battle-tested by the sport. But And We Go Green — a new documentary now streaming on Hulu —is a much more emotional story about the sport. It takes about two an

Sea Level Rise Could Drown Mangrove Forests By 2050

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Mangrove forests are ecological wonders that house thousands of species and protect coastline communities from storm surge. Plus, just look at them. They’re beautiful. Read more...

China eases rules for foreign airlines after US retaliated with ban

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Foreign carriers will be allowed to resume service to China next week. That’s the latest update from the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC), which eliminated a schedule technicality that prevented most foreign airlines from flying there. The change comes in an ongoing shadow dance between Beijing and Washington over a number of issues, including aviation. The aviation spat was elevated Wedn

How to make plastic bottles from sugarcane and captured CO₂

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Enlarge / Squeeze the magical juice from some sugarcane, and this is what's left. (credit: Harsha K R ) While most plastics have generally been produced from petroleum, that’s not an inherent requirement. Chemistry is chemistry, and it’s possible to grow many of the hydrocarbons we need. But crops are the things we are best at growing, and plastics made from crops can have problems. They tend to

Free online science resources for when you've all but given up on being your kid's science teacher

100+Mashable / 6h
It's an understatement to say that many parents are extremely stressed-out right now. The pandemic has forced those who have school-aged kids to become teachers, even as some still work full-time. Suzannah Zachos, my cousin, has three children all under the age of 14. She says Sunday nights have taken on a new meaning. "The Sunday night beast creeps up somewhere around 5 p.m. and begins to grow t

HP's 4-Port USB-C Hub is Only $17 Today

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HP 4-Port USB-C Hub | $17 | MorningSave

Watch Harvard’s Penny-Sized Robot Scuttle Around Like a Cockroach

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Run, HAMR-Jr, Run! Researchers at Harvard have created a tiny cockroach-inspired robot that’s only about the size of a penny and weighs just 0.3 grams. It can run, jump, carry heavy payloads relative to its size — and scuttle really, really fast. In fact, the robot “can run about 14 body lengths per second, making it not only one of the smallest but also one of the fastest microrobots,” according

Book flexible, stress-free hotel stays at a discount with Travelzoo

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“Book now, travel later” is the name of the game during these times. We all know that we will travel again, but when that time comes is different for each person. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . As the world moves into a reopening phase, more and more people are looking to the future when it comes to their travel plans. In fact, a recent

Why You Should Wear a Mask to Your Next Job Interview

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Now that more and more states are reopening, job seekers might find themselves in the position of having to decide how to approach an in-person job interview. Should you wear a mask? Should you avoid shaking hands? Should you attempt to stay at least six feet away from your interviewers? Read more...

How Can We End Police Violence?

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Recent displays of police violence against members of the public, whether the recent deaths of George Floyd and Breona Taylor at the hands of officers or the many demonstrations of brutality against peaceful protesters , it’s becoming painfully obvious that the problem is systemic, and that it will take a comprehensive… Read more...

Hulu scraps support for older Roku devices

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Enlarge / The 2017 Roku Ultra, which will still be supported by the latest Hulu app. (credit: Samuel Axon ) Several older Roku devices will lose access to the latest Hulu app on June 24, 2020, the subscription-based streaming service has announced with an update to its support pages . Users of the affected devices will see messages like "Hulu is no longer supported on this device," or simply "you

The Friends reunion on HBO Max could be a while away yet

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Streaming service HBO Max launched in the US in the middle of a global pandemic, which is a mixed blessing. Our time spent with streaming services is probably higher now than it's ever been – but it also means HBO Max launched without any killer originals to shout about. Once upon a time, the plan was to launch with a reunion of the sitcom Friends, featuring the entire cast of the show. But now,

Curfews Halt Transit Services—and Leave Riders Stranded

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The suspension of services like Lyft, Uber, and Citi Bike has left protesters and essential workers scrambling for a way to get home.

Free Doom for Chromebooks Is a Better Google Gaming Deal Than Stadia

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As discovered by Android Police , if you decided to save a bit of money on your last laptop upgrade by opting for a Chromebook, you can now save a few more bucks on a couple of decades old iconic first-person-shooters as both Doom and Doom II are currently available as free Chromebook perks. Read more...

Slay the Spire is coming to iOS

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Deck-building roguelike Slay the Spire has built itself a wide audience since launching on PC in early 2019. Throughout the past year and a half, Slay the Spire has spread to multiple platforms – specifically Xbox One, Switch, and PlayStation 4 – but it looks like developer Mega Crit Games isn’t done porting the game just yet. The studio has … Continue reading

Google is making it easier to use security keys with iOS devices

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Security keys provide users with a physical way to secure their online accounts and now Google is making it even easier to use them on iOS devices. As the result of a new change that enables native support for W3C WebAuthn implementation for Google accounts on Apple devices, users with devices running iOS 13.3 and above will now be able to use the company's Titan Security Key to secure their work

Facebook finally delivers on its promise to label ‘state-controlled’ media

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Roughly eight months after Facebook said it would begin labeling state-backed media , it’s finally applying those labels. Beginning today, Facebook will label media outlets that are wholly or partially under the editorial control of their government. The labels will appear in the Ad Library Page, on Pages and in the Page Transparency section. Users in the US will begin to see them on posts in New

Pre-Order the Sonos Arc Dolby Atmos Soundbar and Complete Your Miniature Home Theater

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Sonos Arc Soundbar (Pre-order)| $800 | Sonos , Best Buy Read more...

Rockstar temporarily closes online games in support of Black Lives Matter

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Rockstar Games will shut down access to Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online from 2-4 PM ET today “to honor the legacy of George Floyd.” Anti-racism and anti-police brutality protests have taken place across the world after Floyd died on May 25th. Four former Minneapolis police officers have been charged in connection with Floyd's death. Following the memorial, we hope you will join us in

Fox News host says John Lennon — who was killed in New York — 'wouldn't be safe' in the city right now

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Read more... More about Politics , Fox News , John Lennon , Brian Kilmeade , and Culture

Messaging App Releases Face-Blurring Tool to Keep Protesters Safe

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Blurring Faces Encrypted messaging app Signal has announced a new tool that allows users to blur faces in pictures uploaded to the app from Android and iOS. The announcement comes in support of the Black Lives Matter protests that have been occurring around the globe. “At Signal, we support the people who have gone into the streets to make their voices heard,” Signal co-founder Moxie Marlinspike

IIHS study finds self-driving cars may only avoid a third of crashes

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Self-driving cars are theoretically ideal for safety. Take human limitations out of the mix and no one gets hurt, right? Not necessarily. A new IIHS study (via Autoblog ) suggests that completely switching to autonomous technology would only prevent about a third of crashes if the systems “drive too much like people” — that is, focus on speed and convenience. Only 24 percent of crashes come down

Twitter has a record-breaking week as users looked for news of protests and COVID-19

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Civil unrest due to the nationwide George Floyd protests drove Twitter to see a record number of new installs this week, according to data from two app store intelligence firms, Apptopia and Sensor Tower . While the firms’ exact findings differed in terms of the total number of new downloads or when records were broken, the firms agreed that Twitter’s app had its largest-ever week, globally. Twit

Our favorite classic shows and films on HBO Max

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HBO Max is finally here, and so is "Friends," "Harry Potter," and everything else you missed from streaming. Read more... More about Entertainment , Mashable Video , Hbo Max , Tv And Movies , and Blindspotting

Spend more time outside after you shop Wayfair's outdoor dining furniture sale

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TL;DR: As of June 4, you can save up to 65% off outdoor dining furniture during the latest Wayfair sale. While we all try to responsibly stay home more often, we're all due for a little change of scenery. And since our options outside of our homes are limited, the next best thing is to make your home feel brand-new with a quick makeover. The Wayfair Indoor Refresh sale gives quite a few good idea

Quibi Qui-Boned

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After a lukewarm launch and less-than-encouraging revelations about the company’s subscription figures, Quibi’s senior executives will take pay cuts as the short-form streaming service looks to cut costs. Read more...

New AirPods Pro-style TicPods ditch previous model's most promising feature

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Mobvoi, the company best known for its TicWatch smartwatches , has announced its latest pair of true wireless earbuds , the TicPods ANC. The new wireless earbuds come with active noise-cancellation like the AirPods Pro and the Sony WF-1000XM3 , but don't share the same high prices as these models, coming in at just $89.99 / £79.99 / AU$138.99. Read our TicPods 2 Pro review Or, check our our AirPo

SaaS earnings rise as pandemic pushes companies more rapidly to the cloud

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As the pandemic surged and companies moved from offices to working at home , they needed tools to ensure the continuity of their business operations. SaaS companies have always been focused on allowing work from anywhere there’s access to a computer and internet connection, and while the economy is reeling from COVID-19 fallout, modern software companies are thriving. That’s because the pandemic

Leaked Intel Rocket Lake-S benchmark hints at 4.3GHz boost clock

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Intel's 10th-generation Comet Lake CPU lineup may have just made its debut, but a processor from the chipmaker's upcoming 11th-generation Rocket Lake-S lineup has already surfaced in benchmarks. The leaked benchmark, shared by Twitter tipster TUM_APISAK , suggests the top-end Rocket Lake-S CPU will 8-cores and 16-threads, in line with previous rumours that Intel wouldn't launch a 10-core variant

You Should Waffle a Honey Bun

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It will probably shock you to find out that I do not care much for the prepackaged snack cake, be it from Hostess or the small Debra. I have no use for a Sno Ball, I didn’t try a Twinkie until I was 25 and the charms of the Zebra Cake (my family’s favorite) have always eluded me. The only snack cake that ever mattered… Read more...

COVID vaccine execs hyped vague data to cash in $90M in stock, watchdog says

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Enlarge / Moderna Inc. headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg ) An anti-corruption watchdog is pressing the US Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate executives of the biotech company Moderna after they cashed in about $90 million in company shares days after promoting “positive" but vague data from its early COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial. The watchdog g

Solar Panel-Like Device Generates Power From Darkness

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Dark Energy A strange new device — think of it as a Bizarro World version of solar panels — is capable of generating electricity from darkness. The gadget, dubbed a “shadow-effect energy generator,” is a solar cell-like material that generates an electrical current when part of it is in the light and the other part isn’t, Science News reports . While the electric current from the proof-of-concept

Virgin Atlantic to resume service, return to the US in July; flyers to get ‘Health Packs’

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Virgin Atlantic has unveiled its plans for a return to service. Beginning in late July, Virgin will resume flying from its London Heathrow base five destinations. Beginning on July 20, the airline will fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Orlando (MCO) and Hong Kong (HKG). Then, on July 21, Virgin will fly from LHR to Shanghai (PVG), New York (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX). Sign up for the free daily T

Timex smartwatches collaborate with Huami [UPDATE]

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This week the folks at Timex revealed a pair of new smartwatches. Both of these watches use the name “Metropolitan” and bear the Timex logo… in their press release. The Timex Metropolitan R is a circular touchscreen smartwatch while the Timex Metropolitan S is a shape that could very easily be mistaken for an Apple Watch – both devices run … Continue reading

Catastrophic Diesel Fuel Spill in Siberia Prompts State of Emergency

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency after an estimated 20,000 tons of diesel fuel poured out of a fuel tank and into a nearby river. The spill—possibly the worst of its kind in the Arctic region—is being attributed to melting permafrost, yet another sad impact of climate change. Read more...

Zoom defenders cite legit reasons to not end-to-end encrypt free calls

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Enlarge (credit: Zoom) If you’ve waded into Twitter timelines for security and privacy advocates over the past five days, you’ve no doubt seen Zoom excoriated for its plans to enable end-to-end encrypted video conferencing solely for paying customers. Zoom’s millions of non-paying users won’t receive the protection so that the company can monitor meetings for child-abuse activity and other types

Running out of space on your Switch? Here's how to get a free microSD card.

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Read more... More about Nintendo , Nintendo Switch , Microsd Card , Mashable Shopping , and Tech

Make the Samsung Galaxy watch your new workout buddy

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TL;DR: Reach your fitness goals with the Samsung Galaxy Watch active smartwatch for $149.99, a $50 savings as of June 4. We may not be able to spot our friends in the gym or get a sweat going with a quick one-on-one basketball game right now, but we can still have a workout partner. It just comes in a robotic form — much like the vacuums and assistants that we've come to love. The Samsung Galaxy

Uber Says Rides During “Party Hours” Are Keeping it Afloat

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Happy Hour Uber expected that its sharp drop in business due to the pandemic would be corrected as people started going back to work — but instead, people are calling rides to go socialize. On a conference call with Bank of American analysts, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi laid out the main factors that have led to a moderate bounce-back in Uber’s business, according to Business Insider . And while t

Sweet Spots: Redeeming Air Canada Aeroplan Miles On Etihad

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Yesterday Air Canada Aeroplan and Etihad Guest launched a new partnership , opening up reciprocal mileage earning and redemption opportunities. I’d argue that by far the most interesting part of this new partnership is the ability to redeem Air Canada Aeroplan miles on Etihad. In this post I wanted to take a closer look at this opportunity, and in particular at some of the sweet spots available w

How to Set Up a 50/20/30 Budget

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There are lots of different budgeting methods you can try to determine the best way to manage your money. But while budgeting guides might mention those methods or provide broad categories on which to focus, they don’t always make it easy to see how your budget will actually look. Read more...

Call Your Mayor About These Specific Police Reforms

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A police department’s use-of-force policies can have a huge impact on the number of people they end up killing. The people at Campaign Zero have identified the eight most important policies that cities can start putting in place right away, and they have built a tool so you can look up where your city stands on each. Read more...

Thursday's Best Deals: PlayStation Plus, Honeywell Fan, Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Kits, 6V/12V Car Battery Charger, Mr. Robot Blu-Ray, and More

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A PlayStation Plus 12-month subscription , a Honeywell fan , Nintendo Labo Toy-Con kits , a 6V/12V car battery charger from Gooloo , and a Mr. Robot Blu-Ray collection kick off Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

American Express Pulls Back On Card Approvals And New Online AAdvantage Award Redemption

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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 ...

Harvard shrank its insect-inspired microrobot to the size of a penny

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Harvard researchers have made the tiny Harvard Ambulatory Microrobot (HAMR) even tinier. The next-gen, cockroach-inspired robot is about the size of a penny, and it can run at speeds of 13.9 body lengths per second. That makes it one of the smallest and fastest microrobots to date. The team also believes it’s the most dexterous robot of its size. Dubbed HAMR-JR , the robot is a half-scale version

Own an Echo Look? It stops working on July 24.

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In 2017, Amazon unveiled one of its most unusual Echo-branded smart devices in the form of the fashion-focused Echo Look . Three years later, the Look is being discontinued and they will all stop working on July 24. The Echo Look was launched in April 2017, but the $200 device could only be purchased by way of invitation until that restriction lifted in June the following year. The Alexa-enabled

'Time' magazine cover spotlights black people who died because of systemic racism

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In the last two weeks, following the death of George Floyd , a 46-year-old black man who died after an officer kneeled on his neck for nearly 9 minutes, the country has been steeped in conversations and protests to demand justice for Floyd and call attention to police brutality and systemic racism. In addition to Floyd, people are calling attention to other police killings, such as Tony McDade an

Grim chart shows atmospheric CO2 just hit a record high

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The pandemic couldn't thwart the relentlessly rising carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, which collects daily measurements of atmospheric CO2 atop Hawaii's Mauna Loa, announced Thursday that CO2 levels reached a record high in May 2020 (atmospheric CO2 hits its annual high point each May ). The research institute measured an average of just over 417 parts pe

Games Don't Do Enough to Combat Toxicity at Launch

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Riot Games has cutting-edge moderation tools at its disposal. Few of them are present in Valorant, which launched this week.

All Facebook users can now access a tool to port data to Google Photos

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Facebook’s photo transfer tool is now available globally half a year on from an initial rollout in Europe, the company said today. The data portability feature enables users of the social network to directly port a copy of their photos to Google’s eponymous photo storage service via encrypted transfer, rather than needing to download and manually upload photos themselves — thereby reducing the ha

Huawei P40 Pro with EMUI 10.1 is Android and then some

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The Huawei P40 Pro is the ultimate camera phone; a cutting edge speedster, whether 3D gaming or streaming shows over lightning-fast, 5G mobile data; and it's a stunningly designed, premium glass and metal marvel. The true brilliance of the P40-series and new Huawei phones shines through when you fire up the software though. Built on Android, EMUI 10.1, Huawei's rich interface runs Android apps, a

Huge Beats deals in the US and UK offer discounts of up to $150 / £130

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Love that bass? There are some superb Beats deals to be had right now in the US and UK, thanks to the latest sales from Verizon and Amazon. In the US, Verizon is currently offering a 30% discount on all accessories when you buy three or more. For us crafty deals hunters, this can be used our advantage, as you can add two much cheaper accessories to score that massive 30% off on a much more expens

Apple may soon drop prices in bundles, per iPhone code leak

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An iOS update revealed details about Apple’s next several “bundle offer” and “bundle subscription” deals for Apple products and service. An update for iOS 13.5.5 beta showed that the company is preparing several bundles in the near future. Bundle offer and subscription code did not get specific on which products and/or services would be offered, but clues from the last … Continue reading

9 Ex-streamly Radical '90s Genre Movies You Can Watch Right Now on HBO Max

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HBO Max has been met with a collective shrug so far, but not all is lost for the new streamer: turns out it’s got a decent enough selection of genre movies from the 1990s. Random? Yes! Full of clumsy early CGI, heavy-handed themes, and corny theme songs? Also yes! Read more...

Use Sweetened Cereal Milk as Coffee Creamer

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Two months after my kids’ schools shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, I feel no shame in saying that the challenges of managing working from home while homeschooling a 3-year-old and an 8-year-old have wrought havoc on our parenting routines. I am slightly ashamed, however, about what that has meant for my… Read more...

“Culture of workplace fear” leads to COVID-19 spread at Amazon, suit says

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Enlarge / Inc. signage is displayed in front of a warehouse in the Staten Island borough of New York, US, on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (credit: Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images ) A group of Amazon employees are suing the company, alleging it mandated unsafe working conditions in one of its fulfillment centers that led to the spread of COVID-19 and deaths resulting from the disea

GM electric van leaks as chance to outmaneuver Tesla

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GM is developing an electric van for business transportation and urban deliveries, it’s been reported, aiming to carve out a space in the segment before rivals like Tesla can mobilize. The automaker revealed its Ultium platform for EVs earlier this year, complete with new battery packs and more flexible electric motors. Ultium will be the underlying architecture for a whole … Continue reading

Delta will restart automatic elite upgrades to first class and Comfort+

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Every airline is approaching social distancing differently. While most U.S. carriers are blocking middle seat assignments , few are going so far as the cap the number of tickets they’ll sell on each flight. Of the major U.S. airlines, only four — Alaska, Delta, JetBlue and Southwest — are capping ticket sales. On Wednesday, Delta became the first carrier to extend its social distancing policy thr

Amber Ruffin from 'Late Night' recounts her experiences with the police

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Over the past three days, as protests against police brutality and racism continue to sweep America and the globe , Late Night with Seth Meyers has been starting each show differently. After a very short introduction from Meyers, the program has pivoted over to Late Night writer Amber Ruffin, who has taken a few minutes each night to share her own experiences with the police in America. She start

Sony WH-1000XM4 upgrades detailed in early Walmart product page

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Sony’s WH-1000XM3 headphones are due for an upgrade, and there are hints it might be worth waiting. Walmart has prematurely listed the WH-1000XM4 (via Laptop Mag ) with multiple major feature additions. To start, it would finally support multiple devices with easy switching — you’d only have two devices, but that might be fine if you just want to jump between your phone and PC. Bluetooth makes th

It’s official: Kingdoms of Amalur is being remastered

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Back in 2018, THQ Nordic went on a buying spree and snatched up the rights to several long-dormant franchises. Among its purchases was the rights to the Amalur IP, which only saw one release – Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – before developer 38 Studios filed for bankruptcy and ultimately shut down. At the time it made the purchase, THQ Nordic … Continue reading

Amazon just bought 12 new aircraft to speed up your Prime deliveries

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Your Amazon Prime deliveries could soon get even speedier after the company revealed a major expansion to its logistics network. The Amazon Air arm of the business has acquired 12 new cargo aircraft as it looks to deal with the increased demand for deliveries during the global pandemic. The converted Boeing 767-300 cargo planes, leased from the Air Transport Services Group, will be put into servi

Twitch 'proactively' removed a police emote to prevent potential abuse

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Twitch has removed an emote that featured an image of a cartoon character dressed as a police officer blowing a whistle. "TwitchCop," as the emoticon was known as, was a global emote Twitch viewers could use in chat across all of the platform's channels. The company told The Verge it removed the image to stop people from abusing it. "We made the decision to proactively pull down the TwitchCop emo

LEGO House, The Brand's Museum in Denmark, Will Offer Free Virtual Tours This Summer

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While LEGO’s LEGOLand theme parks are a fun destination for kids, those interested in the more technical and historical aspect of the toys need to go all the way to Denmark for the LEGO House. But in response to continuing COVID-19 isolation, LEGO will be hosting a series of free virtual online from June to September. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Set App and Game Limits on Xbox One

How-To Geek / 9h
Microsoft Family Groups allows you to limit access to specific apps and games for individual accounts on your Xbox One. You can quickly set up a child account or additional restrictions to protect innocent eyes from explicit content. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Cowboy releases updated e-bike with new carbon belt

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Electric-bike maker Cowboy has released a new iteration of its bike, the Cowboy 3. It’s a relatively small update that should make the experience better for newcomers. The first orders will be delivered at the end of July and the Cowboy 3 is now slightly more expensive at €2,290 or £1,990 ($2,500). The bike still looks a lot like the Cowboy 2 that I reviewed last year. It has a triangle-shaped al

Nielsen finds connected TV viewing remains higher than pre-COVID-19 levels, despite lockdowns lifting

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The significant increases in TV watching and streaming services that were seen during the COVID-19 lockdowns in the U.S. may represent the new normal, new data from Nielsen suggests. During the height of the lockdowns, the weekly time spent watching connected TVs grew alongside overall media use, rising by over a billion hours in the passing weeks. But now that government restrictions and shelter

The 13-inch MacBook Pro that just came out is $200 off at Best Buy

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Apple sale: the Apple Watch 3 gets a massive $150 price cut at Verizon

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Starting today, Verizon is offering a massive $150 discount on the best-selling Apple Watch 3 with your iPhone purchase. That brings the cost down to $149.99 , which is the lowest price we've seen for the Series 3 smartwatch. To snag this fantastic deal, you must add the Apple Watch and iPhone with monthly device payments to your cart. After you activate the watch or smartphone on a new line of s

Our favorite classic shows and films on HBO Max

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HBO Max is finally here, and so is "Friends," "Harry Potter," and everything else you missed from streaming. Read more... More about Entertainment , Mashable Video , Hbo Max , Tv And Movies , and Blindspotting

Tell us if the AirPods Pro are your perfect earbuds

100+Engadget / 9h
Since their debut in 2016, Apple’s AirPods have become the quintessential true wireless earbuds, thanks to their ease of use. But our reviews of the original and its followup came with caveats: Our reviewer Chris Velazco dinged them on sound quality and comfort issues. This year the company finally rectified those issues with the AirPods Pro. When our resident audio expert Billy Steele took a lis

Citi Premier & Prestige Get New Bonus Categories

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Given how much consumer behavior has changed in the past several weeks, many of the credit card benefits that members used to appreciate aren’t as valuable anymore. Therefore we’re seeing card issuers get creative with perks, so that members have an incentive to keep their cards. Today Citi has added some new bonus categories to two of their popular cards earning ThankYou points. New Citi Prestig

A new Java-based ransomware targets Windows and Linux

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Security researchers have discovered a new kind of ransomware that uses a little-known Java file format to make it more difficult to detect before it detonates its file-encrypting payload. Consulting giant KPMG’s incident response unit was called in to run the recovery effort at an unnamed European educational institute hit by a ransomware attack. BlackBerry’s security research unit, which partne

Scientists Gene-Hack Human Cells to Turn Invisible

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Active Camo By tinkering with the genetics of human cells, a team of scientists gave them the ability to camouflage. To do so, they took a page out of the squid’s playbook, New Atlas reports . Specifically, they engineered the human cells to produce a squid protein known as reflectin, which scatters light to create a sense of transparency or iridescence. Not only is it a bizarre party trick, but

PS4 back button attachments are back in stock — get one before they run out

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Watch Nissan e-4ORCE make EVs more fun to drive

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Nissan’s electric cars are set to get a lot more rewarding to drive, with the automaker revealing its next-generation e-4ORCE system that will underpin all-wheel drive EVs. Described as an “all-wheel control technology,” e-4ORCE – pronounced, apparently, as “force” – involves dual electric motors and a focus not just on straight line speed but how an EV handles, too. As … Continue reading

Thursday's Best Deals: PlayStation Plus, Honeywell Fan, Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Kits, 6V/12V Car Battery Charger, Mr. Robot Blu-Ray, and More

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A PlayStation Plus 12-month subscription , a Honeywell fan , Nintendo Labo Toy-Con kits , a 6V/12V car battery charger from Gooloo , and a Mr. Robot Blu-Ray collection kick off Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

You'll Soon Be Able to Buy That Distraction-Free Rotary Dial Cellphone

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Earlier this year, Justine Haupt revealed a custom cellphone she built that eschewed unwanted battery-killing distractions like a touchscreen. In its place was an old-school rotary dial for placing calls, and while it looked antiquated, there were apparently enough people as fed up with the state of modern smartphones … Read more...

Nokia uses liquid cooling to slash 5G base station energy usage

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Nokia and Finnish operator Elisa say liquid cooling has reduced 5G base station energy costs by 30 per cent and slashed CO2 emissions by 80 per cent. The deployment in Helsinki claims to be a world first and is cited by Nokia as an example of how the technology can help mobile operators reduce their operating expenses and achieve sustainability targets. Around 90 per cent of energy consumed by ba

NASA: Russia May Be Forced to Launch Cosmonauts With SpaceX

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Flip the Script For the past decade, NASA has relied on Russian space agency Roscosmos to launch its astronauts to the International Space Station. But soon, a NASA spokesperson told Forbes , Russia could be forced to hire its rival SpaceX to send cosmonauts into orbit. “The expectation is cosmonauts will fly on Crew Dragon and Boeing Starliner and vice versa,” NASA spokesperson Stephanie Schierh

Contact Tracing With Your Phone: It’s Easier but There Are Tradeoffs

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Lots of new app ideas are emerging to track Covid-19, but each has issues around privacy, location accuracy and how much appeal it will have to the public and to health officials.

Paleontologists Predict What Future Animals Might Look Like

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It’s a bit unorthodox, reaching out to those who spend their lives studying the past and asking them to predict the future. But these paleontologists were happy to take on our assignment: Could you apply what you know about how life has changed over time to guess what species might be like millions of years from now? Read more...

World's first 8K AVR could future-proof your home cinema setup – and it's not too pricey

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Is your home cinema setup ready for an 8K TV ? Even if you're planning to buy an 8K TV in the very near future, but one of Denon's new AVRs (Audio/Video Receiver) could be a great purchase if you want to future-proof your home cinema system. The new models – which are the world's first 8K-ready AV receivers – come with a range of configurations and prices, and they aren't as expensive as you may

How to Share Your Screen in Google Meet

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If you’re using Google Meet for a team meeting or presentation, you might need to share your screen or browser window. We’ll show you how to share both! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Roll Your Own Dynamic DNS with AWS Route 53

How-To Geek / 10h
If you’ve got servers running at home, you won’t be able to route a domain to them without a static IP address. Instead of paying for a dynamic DNS service, you can build your own using AWS Route 53. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

How to Dispose of Live Ammo Left by Police

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On Tuesday, Washington, DC, resident Ed Felten tweeted an image of a black bulb resembling a Christmas ornament, lying in a patch of spring grass. “Very relieved that the unexploded flash-bang grenade that my daughter found and innocently picked up this morning didn’t explode in her face,” Felten, former White House… Read more...

Greece Bans Qatar Airways After 12 Passengers Test Positive For COVID-19

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Greece has done a pretty good job controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. The country is planning for a big summer tourist season as of June 15, 2020, though before that’s even starting, one airline has been temporary banned from flying to Greece. Greece temporarily bans Qatar Airways On June 1, Qatar Airways flight 203 operated from Doha to Athens as scheduled, representing one of the first flights r

Google Search makes it easier to find what you're looking for

500+Mashable / 10h
It's happened to me a thousand times: I enter a query into Google Search, get exactly what I need right there in the search results, but when I click on the result to find out more, a webpage opens and the info I needed is... well, somewhere. I then have to find it a second time, typically by clicking Ctrl-F to bring up the "find in page" feature. It seems those days are gone, though. Search Engi

Alaska may be first state to ask visitors to pack a negative COVID-19 test — will Hawaii follow?

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Compared to the Lower 48, Alaska and Hawaii have distinct geographies and needs. And while a number of U.S. states are requiring visitors to enter a 14-day quarantine upon arrival, Hawaii and Alaska remain two of the most locked-down states in the country in relation to travel and tourism. While the Alaska cruising season has essentially been canceled for the year, travelers still interested in v

Signal is adding face blurring for your photos – here’s why

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As people around the US protest police brutality and the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, there’s definitely an interest in maintaining the privacy of those who show up to these rallies. The face masks necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic can help in that regard, but Signal is taking things one step further today by introducing a new blur … Continue reading

Google Nest WiFi vs. TP-Link Deco M9 Plus: Which mesh WiFi system is right for you?

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Staying at home has probably taught you some harsh lessons about the strength of your own WiFi signal. Thankfully, there are solutions . But it can be hard to know which fix is the right one for your particular situation. Mesh WiFi routers are perhaps the best blanket fix. These are special routers you can use to extend a network signal far beyond the range of the default device you probably got

Scrapped Dyson EV revealed and there are some surprises

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Dyson has revealed more details on its electric car, having pulled the plug on the zero-emissions SUV late last year with claims it was just too expensive to be commercially viable. The prototype – shown in a mixture of mock-ups and renders – certainly is a departure from the vacuum cleaners and hair dryers we’re familiar with from Dyson, though … Continue reading

Global smartphone shipments set to drop 12% in 2020

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Another troubling report for the smartphone industry this week. This time the numbers come from IDC , which puts shipments at an 11.9% year-over-year decline for 2020. The number reflects a steep drop off in Q1, followed by what what will likely be continued struggles for companies to regain footing. In fact, the report goes on to note that the first quarter’s figures represent the sharpest y-o-y

Throw a ‘Welcome to Summer’ Party for Your Kids

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Most school years go out with a bang: There are end-of-year concerts, field days, school-wide picnics, and all sorts of other pomp and circumstance. This year, it’s going out with a barely more than a whimper—a teacher dropping by to say a socially distanced goodbye, a final Zoom call with classmates. With everything… Read more...

Sonos Arc Review: Dolby Atmos in the soundbar we’ve been waiting for

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The problem with making things look easy, Sonos has discovered, is that peoples’ wish-lists only ever get longer. The new Sonos Arc is a textbook example: on the face of it a simple response to the question “Where’s the Sonos Dolby Atmos soundbar?” it nonetheless required a whole new platform and, as a side-effect, leaving some of the company’s earliest … Continue reading

Ridley Scott Still Wants to Make His Alien: Covenant Sequel

100+Gizmodo / 10h
Neil Jackson discusses his villainous turn on Stargirl . Legends of Tomorrow confirms that one departing hero is gone for good. Greg Daniels is hoping for more seasons of Space Force . Plus, what’s to come on The 100 , and Godzilla vs. Kong gets rated for Kaiju calamity. Spoilers now! Read more...

Apple Watch Series 3 is on sale for $179

100+Engadget / 10h
If you’re looking to help your dad on their fitness journey and they happen to own an iPhone, you’ll want to check out the Apple Watch Series 3 sale Amazon and Walmart are currently holding. The two retailers have discounted the 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch Series 3 GPS by $20 to $179 and $209, respectively. While $20 off is a modest discount, $179 is just $10 shy of the lowest price we've seen for

Cowboy upgrades its e-bike with a carbon belt and puncture-resistant tires

100+Engadget / 11h
Brussels-based startup Cowboy launched its first e-bike last year, solving the tech’s ongoing battle between form and function with its unique removable battery. Now it’s had an upgrade. The Cowboy 3 comes with a bunch of new hardware features designed to make e-bike commuting easier and more stylish, while still touting a sleek removable battery built into its frame. First up, there’s a new carb

Tiny HAMR-JR microbot is one of the fastest microrobots

SlashGear / 11h
Harvard researchers have created a microrobot they call HAMR-JR that’s able to run, jump, carry heavy payloads, and is highly maneuverable. It’s a half-scale version of another robot developed at Harvard that was inspired by a cockroach called HAMR. HAMR-JR is about the size of a penny and can perform most of the feats its larger predecessor was capable of, … Continue reading

Best true wireless earbuds under Rs 5,000 in India for June 2020

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The ‘True Wireless Earbuds’ segment is getting a lot of traction recently in India. In fact, the latest reports suggest that wearables in India registered an 80% year on year growth with a shipment of over 4.2 million units in the first quarter of 2020 The main reason for the uptick is because of the rise of the TWS earbuds in India. Just like how the budget smartphone market was filled with a lo

This high-tech electric bike warns you about air pollution, and if it's being stolen

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Belgian firm Cowboy has launched its latest electric bike , with some pretty unconventional features for commuters looking for a clean, practical alternative to cars. The Cowboy 3 is a big step up from the company's previous bike, with an all-new carbon belt transmission for smooth riding without the risk of accidentally dislodging a chain (requiring a roadside fix and making you late for work) o

Sourcing software provider Keelvar raises $18M from Elephant and Mosaic

100+TechCrunch / 11h
It was perhaps not until the COVID-19 pandemic hit the planet that most of us had ever heard or uttered the phrase “supply chain.” But in a global economy that had become drunk and lazy on “just in time ordering” and similar, the threat to supply chains of things like, oh, food, from that pesky virus has become real and visceral. That’s why automation of “the supply chain” has become such a huge

Top cybersecurity VCs share how COVID-19 has changed investing

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The coronavirus pandemic is, without doubt, the greatest challenge the world has faced in a generation. But the wheels of the world keep turning, albeit slower than during normal times. But where the world has faced challenges, the cybersecurity industry remains largely unscathed. In fact, some cybersecurity businesses are doing better than ever because cybersecurity has emerged as one of the few

This startup is using AI to give workers a “productivity score”

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In the last few months, millions of people around the world stopped going into offices and started doing their jobs from home. These workers may be out of sight of managers, but they are not out of mind. The upheaval has been accompanied by a reported spike in the use of surveillance software that lets employers track what their employees are doing and how long they spend doing it. Companies have

American Airlines Reopening Some Admirals Clubs

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Over the past few months we’ve seen many airline lounges around the world close, primarily due to lack of demand. Travel demand is slowly starting to pick up , though we’re still a long way from a recovery. Well, American Airlines has now revealed an Admirals Club reopening plan ( see here for the best ways to access Admirals Clubs ). American opening Admirals Clubs starting June 22 American Airl

After Explosion, SpaceX Still Hoping to Launch Starship This Year

4KFuturism / 11h
Ambitious Goals Despite a massive explosion that obliterated the fourth prototype of its Starship spacecraft, SpaceX is still planning on an orbital test launch of the vehicle before the end of the year. Starship — a different project than SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, which successfully launched with two astronauts on board over the weekend — is meant to eventually ferry up to 100 passengers as far as t

UK users will soon have their .eu domains swiped

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UK citizens will neither be able to purchase nor hold .eu domain names , as per a revision to rules set out by the top-level domain’s (TLD) operator, EURid. The update marks the fourth instance in which statutes around UK citizens holding .eu domains have been altered since the 2016 referendum, with the EU flitting between proposed cut-off dates and grounds for exemption. As recently as October,

Apple CEO Tim Cook just spoke out on George Floyd, racism and inequality

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has published an open letter on racism, the company’s response to the George Floyd murder, and the ongoing protests about police brutality underway in the US and abroad. Although “many people may want nothing more than a return to normalcy,” Cook writes, the reality is that such a “desire is itself a sign of privilege.” “Right … Continue reading

A high-definition Pac-Man remake is being ported to the NES, to play on your Switch

100+Engadget / 11h
A bundle of classic Namco games called the Namcot collection is making its way to the Nintendo Switch. One of the titles you can get with the bundle is a NES version of Pac-Man Championship Edition , which was (as The Verge notes) originally created as a remake of Pac-Man for the Xbox 360. So technically, Namco reimagined an HD remake in NES-style graphics. Unlike the original, each level for thi

Sonos Arc review: An upgrade worth the wait

Sonos Arc Dolby Atmos95Engadget / 11h
Sonos first debuted the Playbar in 2013 . Since then, the company has introduced the Playbase (2017) and compact Beam soundbar (2018). But for those who wanted a more robust arrangement with either a soundbar on its own or one paired with a sub and/or satellite speakers, the Playbar was still your best bet. However, that device is seven years old, so it’s hard to justify investing in one. Enter t

Unpacking ZoomInfo’s IPO as the firm starts to trade

ZoomInfo Ipo Its First Day200+TechCrunch / 11h
Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. The ZoomInfo IPO slipped through our fingers in the last news cycle, so we’re going to catch up. Founded in 2000, the company has had a somewhat complicated history. ZoomInfo raised a Series A in 2004, according to Crunchbase data , but that’s where its funding history stops. The

The Sonos Arc is an outstanding soundbar, on its own or with friends

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Sonos has been releasing new hardware at a remarkably consistent and frequent pace the past couple of years, and what’s even more impressive is that these new releases are consistently excellent performers. The new Sonos Arc soundbar definitely fits that pattern, delivering the company’s best ever home theater sound device with performance that should convert even diehard 5.1 traditionalists. Bas

Best Pet Supplies and Tips for Kittens and Puppies (2020)

100+Wired / 11h
Shelters across the country are emptying as people adopt pets while stuck at home. We've rounded up the gear you'll need for a smooth transition.

Tesla’s Cybertruck Could Be Ripped, Mean, and Super Green

200+Wired / 11h
Elon Musk has a chance to create the world's first “circular car.”

The Sonos Arc Is an $800 Dolby Atmos Soundbar That's Actually a Good Deal

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I’ve always wanted a cool home theater setup, but two things have held me back. First, I rarely have several hundreds of dollars lying around. Second, for most of my adult life, I have shuffled from one teeny tiny apartment to the next—I’m not trying to pile on the clutter! So I was intrigued by the Sonos Arc—the… Read more...

How to Create a Custom Zoom Background

100+How-To Geek / 11h
People often use Zoom for work meetings and conference calls, but it doesn’t have to be all work and no play! You can create your own custom background image and stand out from the crowd while remaining professional. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Alfa Romeo plans an electric SUV for 2022

SlashGear / 11h
Alfa Romeo is reportedly preparing its first electric vehicle to launch in 2022. The vehicle will be the smallest of three new SUVs that are aiming to pull Alfa away from the brink of failure. The electric SUV said to be sized similarly to an Audi Q2. The automaker currently has no electrified powertrains, but in early 2022 it will … Continue reading

Use These Tools to Delete All of Your Old Facebook Posts

300+Lifehacker / 11h
Facebook has a brand-new tool for deleting old posts, but it’s not very good. Not only is it unavailable on Facebook’s desktop site—because rollouts —but even if it was, there are much better tools you can use right now to delete your old Facebook posts without deleting Facebook itself. Read more...

Social bubbles may be the best way for societies to emerge from lockdown

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The news: Holing up with groups of friends or neighbors or other families during lockdown has given many people, especially those stuck home alone, a way to relieve isolation without spreading covid-19. These groups are known as bubbles , and new computer simulations described in Nature today show they may really work. Why this matters: As countries around the world leave or get ready to leave lo

Virgin Atlantic Will Resume Passenger Flights In July

100+One Mile at a Time / 11h
In March 2020 Virgin Atlantic more or less discontinued scheduled passenger flights in light of the current pandemic. Well, the airline has now published plans to once again resume scheduled service. Virgin Atlantic’s plans to resume flights Virgin Atlantic has announced plans to resume flights to five markets out of London Heathrow, as follows: Flights to Hong Kong will resume as of July 20, 202 nabs additional $4M seed to continue building AI-driven search

Slack Amazon Inquirer300+TechCrunch / 11h is an early-stage startup in the alpha phase of testing its initial product, but it has an idea compelling enough to attract investment, even during a pandemic. Today the company announced an additional $4 million in seed capital to continue building its AI-driven search solution. Susquehanna International Group and Omicron Media co-led the round with participation by Defy Partners,

Gaming 'hero' retires at 23 due to ill-health

1KBBC News - Technology / 11h
Jian Zihao says physical and mental health problems have caused him to quit e-sports.

How to Overclock Your CPU

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Overclocking remains one of the most fulfilling hacks you can do to your home computer, but it’s not exactly something you can just jump into without any prior knowledge—though it’s certainly easier than it used to be. Here we’ll take you through the steps and resources you need to know about to get to grips with… Read more...

New electronic fibers can be embedded in textiles as sensors

SlashGear / 12h
EPFL researchers from the Laboratory of Photonic Materials and Fiber Devices have developed a new technology that can be used to detect the movement of the body. The researchers say that the breakthrough could result in clothing or hospital bed sheets that can monitor breathing and other vital movements. The electronic fibers could also be used to allow robots to … Continue reading

How to Search within Text Messages on iPhone or iPad

49How-To Geek / 12h
Text messages serve as a handy historical record of conversations we have with others, including major events, links we share, or otherwise. Few realize that you can easily search through your entire text message history on the iPhone, which may help you in a pinch. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Tim Cook says Apple 'must do more' to combat racism

Apple Tim Cook G. Floyd200+Engadget / 12h
Following Apple Music’s participation in Black Out Tuesday this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook has released an official statement confirming the company’s stance on the Black Lives Matter demonstrations taking place around the world. In a post titled “ Speaking up on racism ,” Cook decries the inequalities of America’s justice system and notes that while “we’ve seen progress since the America I grew up

Ultimate guide to earning and redeeming Lufthansa Miles & More miles

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Lufthansa Group has grown a ton in recent years. We’ve seen the group buy up a number of European airlines, all while continuing to expand the Lufthansa route network from its hubs in Frankfurt (FRA) and Munich (MUC). One thing you may not know about Lufthansa is that its Miles & More loyalty program is actually used by a number of different airlines around Europe, some of which aren’t in the Sta

Jio customers to get free Disney Plus Hotstar VIP for a year

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At a time when Indian telcos are planning to increase the floor price of their offerings including data packs and voice calls leaving a huge impact on end-users’ wallets, Jio has revealed that it has partnered with Star India to offer Disney Plus Hotstar for its users. The company has teased the new offer on its website which suggests that the annual membership of Disney Plus Hotstar VIP will be

Emirates Will Fly To 29 Cities By June 15

400+One Mile at a Time / 12h
Emirates Airline suspended operations in late March 2020, when the United Arab Emirates banned flights . Then in early April, Emirates resumed repatriation flights on a very limited basis. Then finally as of May 21, Emirates resumed regularly scheduled flights to nine destinations . Emirates will fly to 29 destinations by June 15 Emirates is moving forward with adding more flights , as the airlin

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite coming soon to India

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Samsung’s new budget-friendly Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Android tablet has been listed on Amazon India to launch soon. Samsung is the only manufacturer that continues to make high-end Android tablets, with the Tab S6 being its current flagship. The Tab S6 Lite, as the name suggests, is a watered-down, more affordable version which retains the exquisite design and S-Pen compatibility. For context, the Sa

Oppo A12, A52, A11k likely to launch soon in India

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Oppo refreshed its A series a few months back with the launch of A31 (2020) in India. Now, latest leaks have pointed out that the company will launch the next A series of Smartphones, the Oppo A11k, A12 and A52 in India soon. 91Mobiles along with tipster Ishan Agarwal have reported that the devices will be launching as early as next week in the country. Thanks to information leaked from retail so

PlayStation Now has hundreds of games to stream or download

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TL;DR: A 12-month subscription to PlayStation Now is on sale for £29.85 on ShopTo, saving you 40% on list price. PlayStation's Day of Play promotion runs until June 16, with absolutely loads of epic deals on everything from subscriptions to consoles. You've probably already come across a couple of standout offers, and we've got another one just for you. A 12-month subscription to PlayStation Now

Hulu's new interface upgrades the app from terrible to usable

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Zomato, Swiggy, Dunzo get the nod to start testing drone deliveries

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Unlike other countries, flying drones in India has been sort of taboo, mostly due to unclear government policies as well as concerns around privacy. While flying non-military unmanned aerial vehicles or drones is legal in most other countries and the market size is estimated to be over $100 billion globally this year, India’s restrictive policies have meant that the lucrative segment has largely

Google's featured snippets now take you straight to the info you want

200+Engadget / 12h
It’s about to get a lot easier to find the information you’re searching for on Google. As reported on The Verge , Search Engine Land reveals that clicking on the featured snippet at the top of a search — that is, the standalone box that aims to give you a direct answer to our query — will take you to that exact section of text on the website itself. It will be highlighted in yellow, and your brow

Southwest Airlines Looks To Become Much Bigger Than Other U.S. Airlines By End Of Year

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While it makes tremendous sense for airlines to cut back their operations significantly in the face of reduced demand, if there was one airline that didn’t do this to nearly the same extent they could benefit in an outsized manner as travel began to return. Since they’re still paying employees anyway, still making lease payments on planes (or own them), and fuel is cheap the variable costs of fli

Edifier TWS NB Review: Entry-Level True Wireless Earbuds

24How-To Geek / 12h
The most recent permutation of Edifier’s TWS series earbuds, the TWS NB, adds a couple of new features to the range and overlooks some important ones. They’re available in stores now at the not-so-shabby price of $119.99, which is great value for true-wireless earbuds that feature active noise cancellation. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Manage Your LinkedIn Privacy Settings

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LinkedIn is a great way to connect with professionals in your field, find employment opportunities, and build up your credentials. However, its privacy settings can be confusing and difficult to manage. Here’s how to fix that. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

A Drop in Commercial Flights Is Bad for Hurricane Forecasts

300+Wired / 12h
Passenger jets and cruise ships normally gather key weather data. But full docks and empty skies make it hard to predict the details of incoming storms.

How to Make Your Virtual Jam Session Sound—and Look—Good

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You know those videos of musicians rocking out from their living rooms, laid out in a grid? Here's how they're made.

Outer Worlds on Switch: A monumental, messy conversion on weak hardware

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Eight months after its launch on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 , The Outer Worlds remains an easy recommendation for a Fallout -caliber single-player adventure (and it's still part of an Xbox Game Pass subscription). But let's say you haven't grabbed the game yet, either because you don't own those consoles or because you're waiting for its premiere on PC storefronts like Steam (coming no earli

The ultimate guide to Etihad partners

The Points Guy / 12h
Etihad is well-known for its posh business and first-class products , but did you know that the airline has a powerful loyalty program too? The airline has partnerships with nearly two-dozen airlines, giving you a ton of options for earning and redeeming Etihad Guest miles during your travels. Some of these redemptions offer incredible value too, with some of our favorites being cheap transcontin

Android 11 Developer Preview 4 carries a stern warning for testers

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Google officially delayed its almost spectacular announcement of the beta for Android 11, which now means more developers and curious users might try testing the latest Developer Preview number four. That’s well and good, especially if it helps root out bugs and kinks but testing unfinished software comes at a price. Now Google itself is singling out one unwanted side … Continue reading

Fitbit gains FDA authorization for its low-cost emergency ventilator

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Fitbit has secured an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Fitbit Flow emergency ventilator. The ventilator hardware is low-cost, and doesn’t require very much training or expertise to use, making it a good solution for deployment in scenarios where healthcare systems are overwhelmed by resource strain stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The

Nanox, maker of a low-cost scanning service to replace X-rays, expands Series B to $51M

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A lot of the attention in medical technology today has been focused on tools and innovations that might help the world better fight the COVID-19 global health pandemic. Today comes news of another startup that is taking on some funding for a disruptive innovation that has the potential to make both COVID-19 as well as other kinds of clinical assessments more accessible. Nanox , a startup out of I

American to reopen lounges, add flights to Florida, Rockies as flyers return

100+The Points Guy / 12h
Maybe the summer travel season won’t be quite as bad as first expected at American Airlines . The carrier will add more flights to its July schedule than it had originally planned and will begin reopening its Admirals Club frequent-flyer lounges at some of its airports. In rolling out updates to its July sch