Thursday, June 04, 2020

TPS Consulting Thursday Early Edition


'We are at the scene of the crime:' Hasan Minhaj demands Asians step up to fight anti-black racism

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Minneapolis father George Floyd died on May 25 after a white police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes, ignoring his protests that he couldn't breathe. However, as Patriot Act host Hasan Minhaj pointed out in a digital clip on Wednesday, that wasn't the whole story. Others were also involved in the incident, including a Hmong-American officer who blocked off witnesses, and an Arab-

Bryter raises $16M for a no-code platform for non-technical people to build enterprise automation apps

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Automation is the name of the game in enterprise IT at the moment: we now have a plethora of solutions on the market to speed up your workflow, simplify a process, and perform more repetitive tasks without humans getting involved. Now, a startup that is helping non-technical people get more directly involved in how to make automation work better for their tasks is announcing some funding to seize

Oldest and largest Mayan structure found in Mexico

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Realme Narzo 10A first sale is on June 5 at 12 PM

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The Realme Narzo 10A will be once again on shelves tomorrow (June 5). The company has announced that the smartphone will be on sale at 12 PM. The budget handset is priced below the Rs 10,000 mark and is aimed at potential buyers on Flipkart and its own Realme store. Realme took to Twitter to announce the smartphone’s sale set for tomorrow. The Narzo 10A comes in two colour variants - There is a S

1 in 3 Indians watch online videos, usually in Hindi, says Google

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An online viewer report has revealed who’s the Indian audience and what do they watch According to the report on YouTube viewership put out by Google, they're 15-34 year-olds (73%) who Google videos whenever they wish to learn something. The internet search engine revealed these details in a report titled the ' Indian online video viewer ' based on viewership patterns and behaviour on its video-s

Apple might start offering Apple Music, TV+ and more as a single subscription bundle

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If you're tired of paying for a dozen different online services every month, some relief may be coming. According to 9to5Mac , the iOS 13.5.5 code contains some evidence that Apple is working on a services bundle, which might include Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple News+ for one monthly price. Details are scarce. The outlet says that files found in iOS 13.5.5. have references to "bundle offer"

First PS5 game is up for pre-order – but don't get too excited

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Scarlet Nexus, an action title revealed during the Xbox Series X gameplay reveal event, appears to be the first PS5 game up for pre-order. (via GameRant ) lists the game with a price of $59.99, attached to a tentative release date of December 31, 2021. It's notable if only because another of the few games confirmed for next-gen consoles, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, is only available to

Don't be fooled by these fake VPN apps - they could leave you penniless

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iPhone users have been urged to take extra care when downloading VPN apps from Apple's App Store following the discovery of a damaging new scam. Security firm Avast has flagged several misleading VPN apps which overcharge users and do not deliver on the services they promise, leaving many out of pocket. The apps are thought to have been downloaded near 787,000 times from the App Store, meaning th

Android 11 will make it easier to control your smart home – here’s how

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Among the many updates coming as part of Android 11 , we’ve learned that it will likely make controlling smart home devices simpler and faster. This was first rumored a while back, but the feature has now been enabled in the latest Android 11 developer preview. It takes the form of a new menu that pops up when you long-press the power button, a menu that’s full of controls for supported smart hom

Panasonic's first true wireless earbuds are cheaper AirPods Pro alternatives

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Panasonic's first-ever true wireless earbuds are finally available to buy, months after we first heard about them at CES 2020 – and one of the two new models could prove a compelling cheaper alternative to the AirPods Pro . The flagship pair of earbuds are the Panasonic RZ-S500W, which come with active noise cancellation like the AirPods Pro and the best true wireless earbuds of 2020, the Sony WF

How to design a secure home office

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Remote working has gone mainstream with large parts of the world, including the UK, now telecommuting. The data bears this out - for example, Microsoft saw users on their collaboration platform Teams generate 2.7 billion minutes of online meetings worldwide in a single day in early April, a new record and just under five times the amount generated just four weeks earlier. While it is incredibly i

MediaTek-powered Samsung Galaxy A31 launched in India

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Samsung Galaxy A31 has been officially announced in India today. It will be the successor to the Galaxy A30s which was launched back in September 2019. The device was globally announced a few months ago and is now available in India. The Galaxy A31 features a dew-drop notch at the top centre. It sports a 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED panel with Infinity-U style notch. You get a resolution of 2,4

Panasonic debuts its first true wireless earbuds in Europe

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Panasonic’s first true wireless earbuds finally went on sale today in Europe. The RZ-S500W offers premium noise cancellation, while the RZ-S300W focuses on size and comfort. While we haven’t tried the S300W yet, we got a quick demo of the S500W earlier this year at CES and what we saw left us impressed. The big draw of the larger S500W is Panasonic’s “Dual Hybrid” noise cancelling technology. The

Unblock your favorite streaming services with this cheap VPN

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TL;DR: A one-year subscription to IvacyVPN is on sale for $3.50 per month as of June 4, saving you 65% on list price. VPNs have grown in popularity over the last few years, and we would like to think this is because of a better understanding of online privacy and data protection, but it's probably due to an increased demand for online entertainment . There are plenty of streaming sites available

Stay cool with these personal air conditioners that are on sale

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TL;DR: As of June 4, you can stay cool no matter where you are with the EvaChill for $79.99 or the EvaSMART 2 for $179.99. Maybe you're a big fan of the environment. Maybe you run hotter than everyone else in your home and have asked "can we turn the air on?" one too many times. Or maybe you just like keeping your bank account full and happy. Whatever your reason, summertime can turn access to ai

Learn how to sell stuff on ebay and Amazon with this $30 online training

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TL;DR: Learn how to make the most out of your online listings on ebay and Amazon with this bundle of online courses for $29.99, a 96% savings as of June 4. Can we all acknowledge that you can pretty much sell anything on the internet? Seriously, anything. In 2004, a grilled cheese sandwich with the face of the Virgin Mary was sold for $28,000. A piece of gum that Britney Spears once chewed was so

Bored of your home workouts and no room for a Peloton? Check this out.

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TL;DR: Stay fit at home with MoonRun: Portable Cardio Trainer with Virtual Running Apps for $249, a 37% savings as of June 4. Skipping rope in your living room and following whatever online workout is on your YouTube homepage can get old pretty fast. You probably won't meet your fitness goals if you're bored with your routine, and you best believe you're going to make excuses when all you have to

iPad Pro 2021 looks even more likely to feature 5G and other big upgrades

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The Apple iPad Pro 2020 models weren’t exactly a huge upgrade on the 2018 tablets, but it’s starting to look like Apple has been saving all its big upgrades for the 2021 iPad Pro models. A new leak has backed up some of the biggest points we’d already heard about the devices. This leak comes from @L0vetodream , a new leaker on the scene who doesn’t have much of a track record uet, but has been ma

The first 5G-ready rugged laptop has one of the brightest displays ever seen on a notebook

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Getac has unveiled what appears to be the first rugged laptop to feature a 10th generation Intel Core processor with Intel’s UHD graphics. The 13.3-inch Getac B360 notebook is IP66 and MIL-STD-810H certified, with optional salt fog resistance, and the manufacturer claims it can withstand drops from up to 6 feet. The top-of-the range model contains an Intel Core i7 processor, 64GB memory and 2TB s

Microsoft is now automatically downloading its new Edge web browser to Windows 10 PCs

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Microsoft’s new and improved Edge web browser , which is based on the same Chromium engine as its arch rival Chrome, will now be automatically downloaded to users’ computers. The original version of Edge was shipped by default with Windows 10, but it struggled to win over users, who mainly flocked to Google’s Chrome browser. In a bid to boost its popularity, Microsoft has rebuilt Edge using the s

What is the role of SecDevOps in PSD2 compliance?

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When it comes to online payments and credit card processing , retailers in the EU have been granted a reprieve. The European Union’s Revised Payment Services Directive, known in short as PSD2, extended its deadline for compliance to March 2021, leaving it up to retailers and banks to remain secure while legislation is left in limbo. And yet, a deadline extension does not mean companies can rest o

Why is TikTok's parent company floating second entity in India?

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Amidst backlash over contents on TiKTok and also controversy over Chinese apps comes the development that ByteDance --- TikTok's parent company --- is reportedly setting up a second corporate entity in India. According to a news report in the Economic Times , the new entity will provide IT and IT-enabled services to support ByteDance’s platforms present across the globe. This include, among other

SA start-ups launch own video conferencing platform

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Human livers successfully transplanted into rats

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Could this be our first look at Call of Duty 2020? Black Ops Cold War 'footage' leaked

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The first gameplay footage of Call of Duty 2020, rumored to be called Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War , may have just been revealed. In typical Call of Duty fashion, the player can be seen sprinting, vaulting, aiming down sights and inevitably camping (just kidding), as they explore what could be Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s first exclusive map. The footage below could also be nothing more

Amazon Air adds 12 new aircraft to its cargo fleet, expands its ground operations

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Amazon announced today it has added 12 new cargo aircraft to Amazon Air, bringing its total fleet to more than 80 aircraft, in part because of increased demand for shipments during the COVID-19 pandemic. The converted Boeing 767-300 were leased from the Air Transport Services Group. Amazon said one of the planes will begin transporting cargo this month, and the rest will be delivered next year. T

The mind-bending screen on the Motorola Edge Plus marks a return to flagship for Motorola

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Motorola has never been one to shy away from experimenting with their phones. From the gesture-based Moto X that allowed new ways to use Android to the Moto Z’s modular approach that extended your smartphone into a much more capable devices, Motorola has always lead with innovation. With new newly released flagship from Motorola, the Edge Plus, Motorola is once again bringing innovation back to s

'Project Cars 3' trailer has some sim racing fans worried

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The folks at Simply Mad Studios have released a short preview for their first Project Cars game under new ownership with Codemasters, and the response from fans has been a bit uneven. The nearly two-minute video looks sharp and smooth of course, with all the high-end production and race cars fans could hope to drive. However, there are some elements about Project Cars 3 that suggest its physics m

Return to the gym in style with the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 and save AU$175

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Fitness enthusiasts all over NSW are jumping for joy at the news of our much beloved gyms returning on June 13 – say goodbye to those excess kilos! During the lockdown, it’s no secret that most of us have struggled to stay in shape – out of control eating brought on by boredom and the lack of willpower to exercise have all been cited as reasons for the increase in weight. If you’ve dropped the ba

This could be the Redmi 9

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After a spec-sheet leak last week, a live image of the Redmi 9 has popped up in all its glory. The Redmi 9 series which is rumored to have three devices is likely to launch in Vietnam on June 25. Redmi series of phones is a popular lineup in the Asian market owing to its aggressive price point. And it looks like Xiaomi is already gearing up for a refresh. Latest leaks show the alleged Redmi 9 hav

Realme X3 specifications tipped via Google Play Console listing

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Realme is one of the fastest-growing smartphone brands in India. The company’s X series smartphones have been one of the best mid-range devices for over a year. Now the company is gearing up to launch its next-generation Realme X3 smartphone. The company recently unveiled its Realme X3 SuperZoom camera-centric device Europe. Regarding the vanilla Realme X3, it was spotted on the Google Play Conso

Signal's new blur tool will help hide protesters' identities

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Secure messaging app Signal has announced a new in-app blur tool that will allow users to censor faces in photos before sharing them. The feature is being introduced to protect protesters currently demonstrating against police brutality by helping to hide their identities. "Right now, people around the world are marching and protesting against racism and police brutality, outraged by the most rec

Singapore-based caregiving startup launches Homage Health for online and home medical consultations

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Homage , the Singapore-based startup that matches families and caregivers, has launched a new service that provides home medical visits, telehealth consultations and medication delivery. Called Homage Health, the service was already being developed before the COVID-19 pandemic, but co-founder and CEO Gillian Tee told TechCrunch that its launch was accelerated because many of the company’s caregiv

Mysterious Asus phone with 12GB RAM spotted on Geekbench

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Asus ROG phones are synonymous with gaming. Unlike the first edition, the ROG Phone 2 had a lot of nifty tricks up its sleeves making it a powerful all-round device and was very well received by the gamers as well as tech enthusiasts, alike. To further its leadership in the niche segment the company is rumoured to launch the next edition ROG Phone 3 in coming months. Recently, when Asus announced

Nokia launches a 43-inch variant of its smart TV

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The second Nokia smart TV has been unveiled in India. Flipkart has today launched the 43-inch Nokia smart TV in India. For those who are unaware, Flipkart acquired the rights to use Nokia branding for its smart TVs in India. Back in December 2019, the company announced a 55-inch 4K smart TV for the price of 41,999. Nokia enters the Smart TV market of India in partnership with Flipkart Redmi annou

Samsung has an app to make hand washing a habit

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The importance of hand washing in these Covid-19 -scarred times need not be overstated. Considering that it is now being advised as an every-hour activity, Samsung has done the inevitable --- it has come up with an app. The app, designed for its range of wearable gears and watches, reminds users to wash their hands at regular intervals throughout the day. To be specific, the app is available for

Kitty Hawk moves on from its original flying car project

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Kitty Hawk’s Flyer, the company’s first flying car project, is no more. The company has announced that it’s shutting down the initiative in a blog post, where it has also revealed that it’ll focus on its Heaviside plane going forward. According to TechCrunch , Kitty Hawk is laying off most of Flyer’s 70-person team, though a few employees will be transferred to Heaviside. The original Flyer that

Galaxy Watch Camera Controller now works with Galaxy S9, Note 9, Z Flip

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For a time, it seemed that smartwatches would never find their place in the modern mobile world but, thanks to Apple, these wearables are getting a newfound purpose as portable health tools. That said, they are still pretty much extension of smartphones, allowing them to quickly glance at notifications or even control their phone without touching them. The latter is … Continue reading

Prosecutors seek arrest warrant against Samsung heir Jay Lee

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South Korean prosecutors said on Thursday that they have filed an arrest warrant for Samsung Group’s anointed heir Jay Y. Lee and two other former company executives as part of a sprawling investigation into an alleged accounting fraud and a controversial merger that shook the country. In May, Lee appeared before prosecutors to be questioned over the merger of two Samsung units. Prosecutors suspe

How to watch Alex Rider online: stream new show from anywhere and for free

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Boasting stars from Game of Thrones and Line of Duty among its cast, Alex Rider - the gritty new TV adaption of Anthony Horowitz's teenage spy books - has hit written all over it. Read on to find out how to watch Alex Rider online and stream every episode of the show right now from anywhere in the world. Otto Farrant (War and Peace and Mrs Wilson), takes the lead role of orphan Alex, whose life i

SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites with sun-blocking visors

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It hasn’t even been a week yet and SpaceX already made its second rocket launch. Of course, such frequent launches will be the norm if the company ever achieves its goal of economic commercial rocket launches. While last week’s historic launch brought two astronauts to the International Space Station, this latest catapults non-living satellites into orbit. While comparatively less exciting, … Con

6 of the best exercise bikes for keeping fit at home

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Working out and staying fit is difficult at the best of times, even with constant access to the gym and other health and fitness facilities. Nowadays, we're all having to get a lot more creative when it comes to exercise, so things are even tougher. There are obviously a few tried and tested methods of keeping fit that don't involve loads of equipment, like walking or running, but this sort of ac

Xbox Store design store gets fluent with Project Mercury

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Long gone are the days when Microsoft’s design language was considered clinical and flat, although there a time it was literally the latter. The company has finally become more conscious of beautiful design in the past years and its recent Fluent design has been the culmination of that evolution. More than just for Windows and Office, however, Microsoft is pushing … Continue reading

Mysterious new Russian CPU won’t threaten dominance of Intel and AMD, just yet

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Rostec can be described as Russia’s equivalent of Samsung; a giant conglomerate with fingers in many pies. It operates a small arms manufacturer named Kalachnikov and also a modest airplane vendor called Mikoyan Gurevich (known to aficionados as MiG), to name just a few. But among the firm's numerous projects sits Elbrus, an indigenous CPU family that has its roots in the 1970s. As reported by ou

Slay the Spire, the decade’s best deckbuilding game, coming to iOS in June

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Slay the Spire 's success story is a remarkable one. As one of thousands of games to land on Steam in 2017, this fusion of roguelite progression and " deckbuilding " mechanics, made by a heretofore unknown development team out of Seattle, managed to become a phenomenon due entirely to word-of-mouth. The game has since surpassed its "2.0" milestone and climbed the download charts on Xbox One, Play

Fiat Chrysler's early EV plans include an Alfa Romeo SUV in 2022

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Fiat Chrysler hasn’t been very specific about its plans for all-electric vehicles , but it’s starting to open up. The company told Autocar (via Electrek ) that its Alfa Romeo brand will release a small electric SUV sometime in 2022. A spokesperson didn’t share too many details, but the mini-ute “won’t be identical” in style to the Tonale hybrid SUV you see above. It’s expected to sit on a platfor

Windows 10 update installs the new Edge browser with an important caveat

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Microsoft Edge has had a rather colorful story as Microsoft attempted to replace its iconic but also prehistoric Internet Explorer. Finally cutting its losses, it rebuilt Edge to use the same foundations as Google Chrome and released that earlier this year. During that period, Microsoft still provided the old DIY version of Edge but with the latest Windows 10 update … Continue reading

Fitbit has developed a ventilator to help COVID-19 patients

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Just like Dyson and NASA before it, Fitbit has now designed a ventilator in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Unveiled on Wednesday , the Fitbit Flow is an "easy-to-use, and low-cost" emergency ventilator designed in consultation with healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients. Based on manual resuscitator bags used by paramedics, the ventilator features various sensors to help monitor pat

Fitbit Flow is the wearable’s own ventilator for COVID-19 patients

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The scarcity in medical supplies and equipment has sent many companies outside of the medical field to jump in and help. Life-saving ventilators, in particular, are in extremely short supply that doctors and hospitals are often faced with the ethical dilemma of who gets one and who doesn’t. Car companies like General Motors and Tesla have pitched in to develop … Continue reading

Gorgeous Marvel Cinematic Universe Concept Art Is Coming to a Wall Near You

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Oftentimes, the first image we see from a new Marvel Studios film is its concept art. The studio uses that art, not just to help in the development of the film, but as promotional material to hand out at events like San Diego Comic-Con. When that happens, though, the images are on flimsy, cheap paper, and there are… Read more...

Galaxy Note 20+ cameras could be a mixed bag, Ultra model sighted

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With the disappointing market performance of the Galaxy S20 series and the uncertainty looming over expensive smartphones this year, it’s only natural that interest around Samsung’s next big flagship is quite big. Based on recent leaks, it seems that Samsung may actually scale back from the excesses it made on the Galaxy S20 Ultra but, as with any such retreat, … Continue reading

SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites and achieves a reusability record for a Falcon 9 booster

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SpaceX launched its second Falcon 9 rocket in the span of just four days on Wednesday at 9:25 PM EDT (6:25 PM PDT). This one was carrying 60 more satellites for its Starlink constellation, which will bring the total currently in operation on orbit to 480. The launch took off from Florida, where SpaceX launched astronauts for the first time ever on Saturday for the final demonstration mission of i

Google and Walmart establish dominance in India’s mobile payments market as WhatsApp Pay struggles to launch

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In India, it’s Google and Walmart-owned PhonePe that are racing neck-and-neck to be the top player in the mobile payments market, while Facebook remains mired in a regulatory maze for WhatsApp Pay’s rollout. Google Pay had more than 75 million transacting users last month, ahead of PhonePe’s 60 million users, people familiar with the companies’ figures told TechCrunch. In comparison, SoftBank -ba

Facebook and Instagram ‘mistakenly’ blocked #sikh for months

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Facebook and Instagram have unblocked the #sikh hashtag after nearly three months, saying the block happened “mistakenly” as the result of a report in early March. The company says it first became aware of the block on Wednesday, after feedback from the community. Instagram unblocked the hashtag soon after, but it took several more hours for Facebook to do the same. While the hashtag was blocked,

Encrypted Signal app downloads skyrocket amidst nationwide protests

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When the police state comes knocking, a little bit of privacy goes a long way. As peaceful protesters across the nation are repeatedly brutalized by law enforcement , people have turned in record numbers to the encrypted messaging app Signal to protect their conversations. The app, which is free, open source, and run by a nonprofit, has seen huge spikes in downloads over the course of the past we

Popular antidepressant in short supply because of pandemic, says FDA

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused a spike in demand for depression and anxiety medication. One popular SSRI anti-depressant that is often prescribed to treat both depression and anxiety is in short supply, the FDA warned in a document published on May 29. The shortage applies mostly to higher doses of the drug with the FDA estimating it will take 60 … Continue reading

Two Men Indicted In Credit Card Bonus Scam

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Never sell your miles, never lie on a credit application (that's a crime, though only the main perpetrators are charged here), and look skeptically at people contacting you to participate in schemes, there were even multiple assumed names apparently being used here. The indictment by the way tells us how much a bank was paying airlines for frequent flyer miles... Continue reading ...

HBO’s latest terrifying trailer for Lovecraft Country couldn’t be more timely

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HBO's new horror series Lovecraft Country is adapted from the novel by Matt Ruff. With impeccable timing, HBO has dropped a new trailer for its upcoming horror series, Lovecraft Country . The series is based on the 2016 dark fantasy/horror novel, of the same name by Matt Ruff, which deals explicitly with the horrors of racism in the 1950s, along with other, more supernatural issues. As we previou

A drug that cools the body’s reaction to Covid-19 appears to save lives

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In an advance toward conquering covid-19, doctors in Michigan say an antibody drug may sharply cut the chance patients on a ventilator will die. The problem: The pandemic viral disease is infecting millions, and for those who end up on a ventilator in an ICU, the odds are grim. More than half are dying. The drug: Doctors at the University of Michigan set out to control the haywire immune reaction

Bikes Are in Short Supply, but You Can Get Your Hands Dirty and Fix up an Old One

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Like many things right now, bicycles are in short supply . As the pandemic ensues and we continue social distancing, lots of us are looking for alternatives to public transit and walking for getting around. While you might not be able to buy a fresh new ride right now, if you’ve got an old bike tossed in the garage, or… Read more...

Eight Easy-to-Carry Outdoor Games to Schlep Around All Summer

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Outdoor games are a staple of summertime, and this summer, as we’re being encouraged to socialize more outside rather than inside, you may want to invest in a new game or two to play with your families, friends, neighbors, etc. But not all outdoor games are created equally, especially when it comes to ease of… Read more...

Stolen YouTube credentials up for sale online

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Researchers at the external threat intelligence company IntSights have observed that stolen credentials for prominent YouTube accounts are increasingly being sold in online black markets and on Dark Web forums. YouTube channels have long been considered valuable by cybercriminals who use them to expose a new audience to a wide rang of fraudulent activities including scams and malware. However, Yo

American Airlines adds online award booking for Royal Air Maroc

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As reported by AwardWallet , American Airlines AAdvantage members can now book Royal Air Maroc award tickets online. American Airlines started offering reciprocal mileage earning and redemption on Royal Air Maroc shortly after the airline joined the Oneworld alliance in April , but award tickets had to be booked over the phone. This change means that AAdvantage members can now skip the call cente

It's the 10th Anniversary of That Time Mark Zuckerberg Showed the World His True Sweaty Self

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Remember how, over approximately 52 minutes in 2010, the reptilian pulling levers in Mark Zuckerberg’s brain briefly fled his host and left a trembling wet man onstage at the mercy of Kara Swisher? You remember: Read more...

Chromebook owners can now download DOOM and DOOM II for free

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Google has long offered perks for Chromebook owners, the big one being a certain amount of free cloud storage for the data they probably can’t save on the Chrome OS laptop itself. The company recently added a couple of new perks for Chromebook owners — the ability to download the original DOOM and DOOM II games for free. Here’s how … Continue reading

RiskIQ adds National Grid Partners as securing data becomes a strategic priority for utilities

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RiskIQ , a startup providing application security, risk assessment and vulnerability management services, has added National Grid Partners as a strategic investor. The funding from the investment arm of National Grid, a multinational energy provider, is part of a $15 million new round of financing designed to take the company’s technology into critical industrial infrastructure — with National Gr

American AAdvantage President Leaving The Airline

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American Airlines is shrinking with a goal of at least 30% fewer management and support staff . That runs throughout the airline, including Vice Presidents and Senior Vice Presidents. Over the past two days rumors have been swirling about which members of top leadership will depart, as the airline offers buy out packages. (At this level buy outs are richer than what's been publicly reported for m

Zoom's End-to-End Encryption Will Be for Paying Customers Only

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The video conferencing company says it wants to be able to work with law enforcement to catch bad actors on its platform.

Pilgrim’s Pride Chief Executive Is Accused of Price Fixing

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The charges are the first in a Justice Department investigation involving several other major chicken producers.

SpaceX lands the same rocket for the fifth time [Updated]

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Enlarge / With an updated camera and internet connection, Just Read The Instructions showed better video of the landing. (credit: SpaceX) 9:50pm ET Update : Right on schedule, a Falcon 9 rocket lifted off on Wednesday evening from Florida. Several minutes later, the first stage came roaring back to Earth, and for the first time, the same rocket landed for the fifth time. The view from the Just Re

Honda recalls 1.4 million vehicles: What you need to know

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Honda is recalling a massive 1.4 million vehicles in multiple countries, the automaker has revealed, due to a faulty fuel pump. Fortunately, the company hasn’t received any reports of wrecks or injuries resulting from this faulty component; if the fuel pump fails, the car may stall or refuse to start. Honda vehicle owners have a few different ways to determine … Continue reading

'Call of Duty' developer will further crack down on racist players

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Activision and Infinity Ward are responding to Black Lives Matter protests with more than delayed Call of Duty seasons . Infinity Ward has vowed to crack down harder on racism in its military shooters, including more efforts to monitor and identify racist material, more in-game reporting systems and increasing the number of permanent bans to deal with habitual offenders. It’s also adding more con

Decentralized identity management platform Magic launches from stealth with $4M

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For developers looking to quickly build identity management into their platforms, the most readily available options don’t stray far from the internet’s biggest, most data-hungry platforms. Magic , a small SF startup building a decentralized blockchain-based identity solution, wants to create a seamless experience that feels similar to login workflows from apps like Slack and Medium where users a

13 mental health resources for black people trying to cope right now

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Life has been unforgiving for black people in America. The trauma of personal and institutional racism that black people endure — and have endured for generations — makes such a statement true no matter the day of the week. Yet, the coronavirus outbreak, which has disproportionately killed black Americans, along with the recent police killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed to dema

Air Canada retires last Boeing 767 after 37 years

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Air Canada has retired its last Boeing 767 after a 37-year run with the airline, part of a broader retirement of jets from its fleet because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Montreal-based carrier flew its last scheduled passenger flight with a 767-300ER from Montreal (YUL) to Toronto Pearson (YYZ) on Tuesday (June 2), Air Canada said Wednesday. The flight, AC439, landed in Toronto at 7:32 p.m. l

The Essential Star Wars Rebels Stories Every Fan Should Watch

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It is a dark time for the galaxy. Ended, the Clone Wars have . But even if you’ve run out of things to watch, have hope: there is another. If you want to chase your watch through of the very best of Star Wars: The Clone Wars , we suggest turning to its successor show, Star Wars Rebels . As usual, io9 is here to guide you… Read more...

How to watch Game On and stream the new show online from anywhere

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The sporting world may have been sidelined by Covid-19 recently, but a new comedy game show is here to help fill the void - read on to find out how to watch Game On! online and stream it no matter where you are in the world. Produced by James Corden, the show is based on the UK's A League of Their Own, which is hosted by The Late Late Show host. It's set to feature the same blend of over-the-top

Arcade cabinets as streaming servers? Sega’s “fog gaming” concept, explained

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Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Sega ) If you thought the three-inch-wide Game Gear Micro was going to be the weirdest announcement out of Sega today, think again. Instead, we give that title to the company's announcement of a strange and somewhat amorphous concept known as "fog gaming," which seems set to utilize idle arcade machines to distribute a new type of cloud-gaming service in Japan. De

Fortnite C2 Season 3 delayed yet again, but Epic has a good reason

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Epic has delayed Fortnite‘s Chapter 2 – Season 3 for a third time, bumping the event and release dates to mid-June. Unlike the first two announcements, Epic has actually provided a reason for this delay, and it’s one we’ve heard from other major companies in recent days. “We’re acutely aware of the pain our friends, families, team members, players, and … Continue reading

Epic delays the next 'Fortnite' event and season again

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Epic Games has delayed the next Fortnite event and season once more. A one-time event called The Device is moving from June 6th to June 15th. Chapter 2 Season 3, which will probably feature a flooded map, will start two days after that. The publisher made the call amid ongoing, widespread anti-racism protests following the death of George Floyd. A former Minneapolis police officer has been charge

Scientists Grow Mini Human Livers, Transplant Them Into Rats

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In a development that could someday help patients on long organ donor waitlists, doctors have managed to grow miniature human livers out of skin cells. After triggering the skin cells to turn into stem cells, doctors then implanted them into a scaffold to help them grow into livers, Inverse reports . The scientists then implanted those new miniature human livers into five rats, which had cells fr

Looted iPhones show this message after Apple Store theft

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Apple Stores were among those looted in during protests of police brutality and calls for justice for the murder of George Floyd and other black citizens by police forces across the United States. A number of iPhone devices were stolen by individuals that took advantage of the situation to turn peaceful protests into violent riots. Individuals that decided to loot … Continue reading

Things Are Looking Grim for AMC Theatres

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As the future of theaters remains uncertain post-pandemic, cinema chain AMC said in a regulatory filing this week that “substantial doubt exists” about its “ability to continue as a going concern” and its chances of springing back even after its theaters are, eventually, permitted to reopen. Read more...

Fitbit's COVID-19 ventilator gets emergency FDA approval

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Fitbit is one step closer to putting its Flow ventilator into use during the pandemic. The FDA has given Fitbit an Emergency Use Authorization for the Flow to help with severe COVID-19 cases. It still doesn’t have customers lined up, but it’s “in talks” with US government agencies to gauge needs and hopes to work with aid organizations worldwide. The Flow is pitched as a blend of advanced sensors

This $25 handheld sewing machine is great for quick fixes, easy stitches

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TL;DR: Make clothing repairs yourself at home with the Handy Dandy portable sewing machine for $24.95, a 58% savings as of June 3. How much clothing have you tossed out, shoved in the back of a drawer, or forgot about simply because of a small rip, broken hem, or torn pocket? We're all guilty of it. But pulling out your grandmother's bulky old sewing machine that you barely know how to use isn't

One way to change the startup equation: make wider access to capital mandatory

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As protests continue across the U.S. and beyond, there has been chatter this week in Silicon Valley and the venture industry more broadly about race and which venture firms have done a better job of diversifying their ranks and founder bets. There have been mea culpas, promises by firms to hold themselves more accountable, vows to “listen and learn.” SoftBank and Andreessen Horowitz have even ann

Paperwork automation platform Anvil raises $5 million from Google’s Gradient Ventures

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Remote work has changed the tools offices need for communicating asynchronously across meetings and chat, but not all collaboration takes place in neat little chat bubbles. Anvil is a San Francisco startup that’s aiming to transform how businesses collaborate around the humble PDF. Anvil’s automation platform levels up Google Forms and allows customers to digitize tiresome PDFs through dynamic fo

How to Cope as a 'Distance Caregiver' During the Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has meant dealing with challenges most people never thought they’d face: toilet paper shortages, universal homeschooling and a novel virus that has killed more than 100,000 Americans in less than three months. It has also changed the caregiving landscape dramatically. Approximately 39.8 million… Read more...

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra shows up in a leak, despite doubters

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While we were expecting just two Samsung Galaxy Note 20 phones to launch this year, we could be getting a high-specced Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra anyway, as new documents suggest. Earlier in 2020, the three models in the Samsung Galaxy S20 line included the high-specced and high-priced S20 Ultra , so we expected one to come alongside the Note 20 line. But recently, a tipster alleged that Samsun

A COVID-19 resilience test for B2B companies

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Andreessen Horowitz launches $2.2M fund to invest in underserved founders

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Andreessen Horowitz announced today in a blog post that it is launching a fund designed to invest in underrepresented and underserved founders. The Talent x Opportunity (TxO) fund, which a16z says was in the works for six months, starts with $2.2 million in donations from the firm’s partners. TxO will be invested in a small group of seed-stage startups the first year and expand in size going forw

NetApp to acquire Spot (formerly Spotinst) to gain cloud infrastructure management tools

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When Spotinst rebranded to Spot in March, it seemed big changes were afoot for the startup, which originally helped companies find and manage cheap infrastructure known as spot instances (hence its original name). We had no idea how big at the time. Today, NetApp announced plans to acquire the startup. The companies did not share the price, but Israeli publication CTECH pegged the deal at $450 mi

Royal Air Maroc Awards Now Bookable On

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Royal Air Maroc joined the oneworld alliance as of April 2020, and it’s now possible to redeem AAdvantage miles on Royal Air Maroc directly through This is also exciting because it means that awards on all oneworld airlines can now be searched and booked through American adds online Royal Air Maroc awards American Airlines’ website is now showing Royal Air Maroc award availability

How to donate to support the Black Lives Matter movement

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Since the death of George Floyd in police custody people have been rallying around the world. Beyond protesting police brutality, you can also help by opening your wallet. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Protests , Donations , Black Lives Matter , and George Floyd

XPS 13 price cut: the powerful Dell laptop is on sale for $879.99

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Upgrade your machine and save money with the all-new Dell XPS 13 that's on sale for $879.99. That's a $20 discount and a fantastic price for a powerful laptop. The Dell XPS 13 features a 13.3-inch InfinityEdge display and packs 4GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and a 10th Generation Intel Core i3-1005G1 processor. The powerful laptop received an upgraded battery life of up to 19 hours, and the new 2.25mm we

Robots need coffee too, but not for the reasons you think

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Coffee is the beverage of choice for millions of people who need a boost of energy for work or increased focused for exams. The beans are found in a variety of products, including one unexpected machine: a robot. Coffee grounds, it turns out, can help a certain kind of multi-legged robot perform its job with fewer issues, but not for … Continue reading

How to be an effective ally online, at protests, and moving forward

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If you’re a white person or non-black person of color, it’s high time to step up your game as an ally to black activists demanding an end to police violence. (And let's understand history for a second: It has always been high time.) In the last two weeks, a flood of public support for digital campaigns demanding justice for George Floyd, a 46-year-old man who died after an officer kneeled on his

How to Find Out If Your Local Prosecutor Is Holding Police Accountable

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Addressing police violence is a complicated problem, requiring a number of solutions. When it comes to holding police officers accountable, your local prosecutor plays a critical role. A prosecutor’s job is to represent local, state or federal governments in court, help investigate crime, and decide whether to charge… Read more...

Easy Tips For Understanding An Auto Repair Manual

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So you’ve been wanting to work on your own car more and heard “one of the best tools is a repair manual.” True, but they’re never as easy as Lego instructions. Today I’ve got some tips on getting the most out of a dense, boring car manual so you can use one more effectively. Read more...

UK Considers Revoking British Airways Heathrow Slots After BA Cuts Flight Attendant Pay Up To 50%

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With British Airways terminating all of its cabin crew and offering to re-hire about 70% for as little as half what they were making before, the U.K. parliament is taking up my suggestion that the BA shouldn't be able to keep its free gift of London Heathrow slots - their most valuable asset, which protects them from competition. Continue reading ...

Instagram, give the swipe-up feature to everyone so protesters can share resources

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There's no denying Instagram Stories is a strong platform for protesters who want to spread a message. Unfortunately, a lot of activists are missing an essential tool for connecting their followers to valuable resources: the swipe-up feature. While it seems minor, it would allo