Thursday, June 25, 2020

TPS Consulting Thursday Evening Post


The Face Mask Exempt Card con and the group behind it

300+SlashGear / 5h
There’s a printable “Face Mask Exempt Card” out in the wild that the official United States Department of Justice just called out. The card looks semi-legitimate, especially if the person showing the card has a laminating machine – but it’s absolutely unofficial an unenforceable in any legal capacity. As noted by the Department of Justice, the card may include a … Continue reading

The Mandalorian season 2: release date, cast, trailer and what we know

5KTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The Mandalorian season 2 has a release date of October 2020, and here we discuss everything we know about it, from Ahsoka Tano to Boba Fett's rumored appearance.

Facebook will tell you when you're about to share old news

4KEngadget / 8h
Facebook will soon let you know if a link you’re about to post is old news. It's rolling out a notification worldwide starting today, which will pop up when you go to share something more than 90 days old. It should prompt users to think about whether what they want to share with their friends is still relevant before they pop it on their feed. "Over the past several months, our internal research

Android 11 dev preview for Android TV comes with a dongle hint

Google 11 Android TV
SlashGear / 30min
Android has quite a number of forms but not all of those are treated equally. Android Auto almost feels like an afterthought but even Android TV sometimes has the image of being that red-headed stepchild. There is even some rumors that it will soon be replaced by a certain Google TV. Perhaps to reassure Android TV fans and users that … Continue reading

Skydio returns with one of its most requested drone features

SlashGear / 52min
Drone company Skydio is back and it is bringing with it one of its most requested drone features, the company announced on Thursday. The Skydio 2 drone is once again available for sale and it comes alongside a new software update that brings many changes to the platform, the most notable being the arrival of Extended Tracking Distance, one of … Continue reading

6 Airline Union Heads Joint To Ask Congress For Another $32 Billion Bailout

44View from the Wing / 1h
The heads of 6 major airline unions wrote to Congressional leadership asking for another 6 months of airline payroll - $32 billion for passenger and cargo airlines and airline contractors - to prevent employee layoffs through March 31. This is a bad idea. Continue reading ...

Breonna Taylor's death shouldn't be an insensitive Twitter meme

39Mashable / 1h
Twitter users are calling each other out for turning a call for justice for Breonna Taylor into a meme. Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was sleeping on March 13 when white police officers forcibly entered her Louisville, Kentucky home without warning in what's known as a "no-knock warrant." Her boyfriend Kenneth Walker fired his gun, and in response, the police fired back. They shot Ta

Ford's new F-150 is its first with a hybrid V6 engine

100+Engadget / 1h
The F-150 is an iconic vehicle — that’s why Elon Musk targeted it while unveiling Tesla’s Cybertruck — and tonight Ford’s taking the wraps off of its latest iteration. Along with being the “most connected” F-150 ever, this 2021 model also marks the debut of a hybrid powertrain, with a 3.5L twin-turbocharged V6 that’s paired to a 35-kilowatt electric motor inside the transmission. Ford is targetin

Everything we know about the new Ford F-150 truck—including the hybrid

2021 New Ford 150 US
20Ars Technica / 1h
When the new F-150 arrives this fall, it will be Ford's most technologically advanced truck yet. Burt did you also know there are 11 different styles of front grille? These are just three of them. [credit: Ford ] On Thursday evening, Ford livestreamed the launch of its newest F-150 pickup truck. It's hard to overstate how important the truck is for Ford; the F-Series has earned the company tens o

The new 2021 F-150 will get Ford’s hands-free driving tech

2021 New Ford 150 US
SlashGear / 1h
Ford’s new 2021 F-150 will have the option to drive itself on highways, albeit with human supervision, as the company expands its Active Drive Assist package. Announced last week as an option for the upcoming Mustang Mach-E electric crossover, Active Drive Assist uses eye- and head-tracking to make sure the person at the wheel is paying attention to the road, … Continue reading

2021 Ford F-150 revealed: New hybrid, extra tech and more practicality

SlashGear / 1h
America’s favorite truck has its long-anticipated upgrade, with the new 2021 Ford F-150 making its debut today. Now in its fourteenth generation, the new F-150 promises more usable functionality along with a host of new tech features, the option of hands-free assisted driving, and a hybrid engine available for the first time. There’s no mistaking it for any other pickup, … Continue reading

Export Your Innumerable Open Browser Tabs With 'TabTopus'

46Gizmodo / 1h
macOS: If you have a habit of leaving ton of tabs open across a variety of browsers, well, here’s the good news: You’re not alone. Try as we might to stay organized, tab sprawl just... happens. And sometimes, it doesn’t stay confined to just one of the browsers you have installed on your system—if, say, you use Safari… Read more...

How the Apple Watch Became My Favorite Quarantine Gadget

Gizmodo / 1h
Apple Watch Series 5 (40mm) | $360 | Amazon Apple Watch Series 5 (44mm) | $379 | Amazon Read more...

Transform Your Backyard Into the Ultimate Summer Playground

Lifehacker / 1h
In case you’ve abandoned the news to recover some of your sanity, let me inform you of something important: COVID-19 is back on the rise . If you’re extending your quarantine (and please, just do it), you might want to start thinking about ways to keep your kids entertained, busy, and moving throughout the summer,… Read more...

Kindle vs Kobo: the best ereaders for Australians in 2020

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Staying indoors? Catch up on your digital reading using one of these ereaders.

Apple temporarily re-closes 14 more Florida stores as COVID-19 numbers surge

Apple 14 Stores Florida
100+TechCrunch / 2h
After closing stores across four states, this was no doubt a bit of an inevitable: Following reporting earlier today, Apple has confirmed that it will be shutting down an additional 14 stores in Florida, joining the two it closed last week. The company sent a statement to TechCrunch that is essentially identical to the one it gave us last week, reading, “Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some

Unintended Consequence Of Closing Borders, Limiting Tourism: Thailand Edition

21View from the Wing / 2h
Tourists would come see the monkeys. TNow the government of Thailand is engaged in a sterilization campaign to keep monkeys in check since the lack of free bananas has led the monkeys to violence. Continue reading ...

When working from home is much more than emailing

100+BBC News - Technology / 2h
Some jobs like animating films need more than just regular internet access and robust Wi-Fi.

Why Huawei's days in the UK could be numbered

US Huawei Chinese UK
100+BBC News - Technology / 2h
US sanctions threaten access to chip design software, which could determine its fate in the UK.

Facebook now warns users before they share old news

Viber Zuckerberg Facebook
31SlashGear / 2h
Facebook is adding a new prompt that will help users make a decision about whether they want to share a particular article on their News Feed. The alert informs users when they’re about to share an article that is old beyond a certain timeframe, reducing the number of aging articles that are shared as if they are recent news stories. … Continue reading

Lenovo bolsters ThinkShield portfolio with more Secured-core PCs

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Lenovo has expanded its lineup of Secured-core PCs and the company now offers a Secured-core PC Enablement Service.

Europe officially sets its sights on a giant LHC successor

36Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / CERN makes its own superconducting wiring for the successor to the LHC. (credit: CERN ) The Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful particle collider humanity has ever built, resides in an enormous, 27-kilometer-long tunnel that extends under the Swiss and French countrysides. What's often overlooked is that the tunnel was built for an earlier piece of hardware, the Large Electron-Posi

10 Reasons To Open A Bask Savings Account

One Mile at a Time / 3h
Bask Bank was introduced earlier this year , and it’s what I use as my primary savings account. Rather than earning interest, you can earn valuable American Airlines AAdvantage® miles at a compelling rate. While many people may not be traveling right now, there are lots of reasons to start earning AAdvantage® miles, and in particular to do so with a Bask Savings Account. In no particular order, h

Comcast is the first ISP to join Mozilla's push for more secure browsing

Comcast Mozilla DNS
99Engadget / 3h
Mozilla’s effort to secure domain name requests now has a major new ally: Comcast. The cable giant’s Xfinity brand has become the first internet provider to provide encrypted DNS services through Mozilla’s Trusted Recursive Resolver program. If you’re a Firefox user with Xfinity service, it should be that much harder for people to snoop on your website requests or intercept them for attacks. The

Karat launches a credit card for online creators

Karat Instagram Credit
100+TechCrunch / 3h
Karat is a new startup promising to build better banking products for the creators who make a living on YouTube, Instagram, Twitch and other online platforms. Today it’s unveiling its first product — the Karat Black Card. The startup, which was part of accelerator Y Combinator’s Winter 2020 batch , is also announcing that it has raised $4.6 million in seed funding from Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin

Verizon decides Facebook doesn't need its ad money after all

400+Mashable / 3h
Mark Zuckerberg can definitely hear Verizon now. The telecommunications giant announced Thursday that it is immediately ceasing all advertising on Facebook . So reports CNBC , which notes that Verizon is joining the likes of Patagonia, REI, and Ben & Jerry's in financially distancing itself from the controversial social media platform. In an emailed statement to Mashable, a Verizon spokesperson c

Congress needs to pass this facial recognition ban now

Detroit ACLU Facial
100+Mashable / 3h
Earlier this year, for the first time (that we know of), a false match by a facial recognition algorithm led to the arrest of an innocent man . Now, members of Congress are finally taking action. On Thursday, Sens. Ed Markey and Jeff Merkley, and Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Ayanna Pressley, all Democrats, introduced the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act of 2020 . It's the m

DOOM Eternal players finally get a new Battle Mode multiplayer map

SlashGear / 3h
The next major DOOM Eternal update has rolled out and with it, players are finally getting a new Battle Mode map. Update 2 is massive, including quality of life improvements for Battle Mode, as well as the addition of more frequent Empowered Demons, important bug fixes, and much more. The company has also detailed some upcoming game events, including the … Continue reading

Comcast joins Firefox's Trusted Recursive Resolver program

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Firefox's Trusted Recursive Resolver Program aims to protect customer privacy through data retention and transparency requirements.

Google Nest Hub Max gets group calling feature for your next morning meeting

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Move over Zoom, Google announced that it’s adding group calling via Google Duo and Google Meet.

CDC: Here’s the latest on who gets the sickest from COVID-19

100+Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), wears a protective mask during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg ) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday updated and expanded its list of who is at risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19—e

Air Canada’s first A330 with new business class seats enters service

The Points Guy / 3h
Air Canada has invested heavily in improving its long-haul business class product in recent years, including retrofitting a number of older jets with its flagship Signature Class cabins. Those seats had only been available on 777 and 787 aircraft, but yesterday Air Canada’s first Airbus A330 featuring the improved business class seats took to the skies. We’re celebrating new firsts! Like AC311 fr

Disgraced Lobbyist Jack Abramoff Headed Back to Jail

100+NYT > Technology / 3h
Mr. Abramoff became the first person charged with violating a law that was amended in response to his previous criminal offenses.

CDC Expands List of Medical Conditions That Make People More Vulnerable to Covid-19

60Gizmodo / 3h
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding the list of people it considers to be at higher risk of severe covid-19. Its new guidelines, published Thursday, say that people living with many chronic conditions including diabetes, kidney disease, and sickle cell are more likely to develop a serious case… Read more...

In trailer for Brave New World, everyone but John the Savage knows their place

62Ars Technica / 3h
An adaptation of Aldous Huxley's classic novel Brave New World tops the offerings on NBC's Peacock streaming service, launching next month. NBC's Peacock streaming service launches next month, and the jewel in the crown of its initial offerings is undoubtedly Brave New World , an ambitious adaptation of Aldous Huxley's classic 1932 dystopian novel. The full trailer for this Peacock original serie

Demographic report on protests shows how much info our phones give away

100+Engadget / 3h
If you marched in recent Black Lives Matter protests in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Minneapolis or New York, there’s a chance the mobile analytics company Mobilewalla gleaned demographic data from your cellphone use. Last week, Mobilewalla released a report detailing the race, age and gender breakdowns of individuals who participated in protests in those cities during the weekend of May 29th. What is e

John J. Mooney, an Inventor of the Catalytic Converter, Dies at 90

100+NYT > Technology / 3h
The device he developed with a colleague in the 1970s has prevented billions of tons of carbon emissions from being spewed by cars, trucks and lawn mowers.

NASA’s JPL open-sources an anti-face-touching wearable to help reduce the spread of COVID-19

100+TechCrunch / 4h
There are some wearables out there in the world that are making claims around COVID-19 and their ability to detect it, prevent it, certify that you don’t have it and more. But a new wearable device from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory might actually be able to do the most to prevent the spread of COVID-19 — and it’s not really all that technically advanced or complicated. JPL’s PULSE wearable us

Disneyland delays its reopening — could other destinations follow?

The Points Guy / 4h
Last night, Disneyland indefinitely postponed its reopening plan. After being closed for four months since mid-March due to COVID-19, the California theme park was tentatively scheduled to reopen on July 17, the 65th anniversary of when the park first opened in 1955. Disneyland’s reopening plan was announced on June 10, but things move fast in 2020, and since then, coronavirus cases have spiked i

Is TikTok Really Recording Everything You Copy in iOS?

100+Gizmodo / 4h
Apple’s iOS 14 has a great new privacy feature that sends you a notification whenever an application inspects what’s on your iPhone’s clipboard. It’s sounds like a smart addition, but it’s also uncovered some potentially unsettling behavior from several apps. Read more...

Gone with the Wind returns to HBO Max, but with a new warning

SlashGear / 4h
A couple of weeks after it was removed, HBO Max has quietly returned Gone with the Wind to its streaming service. As expected, the movie is unedited but now includes a disclaimer that warns viewers about certain problematic content before they watch. The movie was originally removed from the streaming platform after a scathing editorial over the lack of an … Continue reading

DOJ's New WikiLeaks Indictment Has Significant, Convenient Plot Holes

200+Gizmodo / 4h
In its push to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the U.K., the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday published a superseding indictment aimed at broadening “the scope of the conspiracy surrounding alleged computer intrusions with which Assange was previously charged.” The names of certain organizations… Read more...

Animal Crossing’s summer update will let you swim for sea critters

Animal Crossing NH
92TechCrunch / 4h
There’s huge news today for Animal Crossing: New Horizons players still devoted to the most pleasantly addictive way to stay kind of sane stuck at home during the pandemic. In the biggest update yet to the Nintendo Switch hit, players will soon be able to explore the water around their island. Oh — and Gulliver is a pirate now. The free update will arrive on July 3, marking the first of two waves

Four perspectives: Will Apple trim App Store fees?

Apple App Store 2020
84TechCrunch / 4h
The fact that Apple takes a 30% cut of subscriptions purchased via the App Store isn’t news. But since the company threatened to boot email app Hey from the platform last week unless its developers paid the customary tribute, the tech world and lawmakers are giving Apple’s revenue share a harder look. Although Apple’s Senior Vice President of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller denied the company w

Apple makes another acquisition: IT startup Fleetsmith

20Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / The 2020 Retina MacBook Air. Apple has acquired device-management startup Fleetsmith. The technology and personnel that will join Apple as part of the acquisition could help Apple expand upon device enrollment and introduce better ways to set up new devices like iPads and Macs within organizations. Fleetsmith's proposition to customers (and Apple) seems perfectly tailored to our times:

Mother Earth reportedly stoked for Amazon's new 'Climate Pledge Arena' hockey stadium

73Mashable / 4h
In an act of immense humility, Amazon announced Thursday that it had secured the naming rights to the future home of Seattle's National Hockey League (NHL) team and will be calling it the "Climate Pledge Arena." The name refers to the "climate pledge" Amazon announced and signed on to in 2019, which asks businesses to commit to becoming carbon neutral by 2040. On Tuesday, the company announced th

Ask Dr. NerdLove: Help, Awful Sex Is Ruining My Relationship

100+Lifehacker / 4h
Hello, all you electric love swarms, and welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove , the only advice column that helps eliminate the need for crunch time to help your love life go gold. Read more...

How to Bring Extra Stuff on the Plane Without Paying

28Lifehacker / 4h
Gone are the days when checked baggage was automatically included in economy tickets for domestic flights. Or when there weren’t any airlines charging for carry-on luggage because, well, it’s a carry-on . Airlines have taken the time to make it just that much pricier to get your essentials (and non-essentials) on a… Read more...

Hawaii Proposes New “Isolation” In Addition To Quarantine As It Prepares To Re-Open For Tourism

26View from the Wing / 4h
A new bill would allow the state's Department of Health to place people arriving with COVID-19 into "isolation" not merely quarantine, separating them from their families. Critics have likened this to placing people in "camps." Continue reading ...

Let's Kill Facial Recognition For Good

80Gizmodo / 4h
There’s a buffet of things to be scared shitless about these days, but for those who have sampled even a taste of big tech’s eagerness to build and sell facial recognition surveillance software to law enforcement, it’s uniquely rancid. Read more...

Senators Propose a National Ban on Police Facial Recognition

300+Futurism / 4h
Federal Ban Two U.S. Senators are pushing for the strongest action on the police use of facial recognition to date. The proposed Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium ,Act introduced by Senators Ed Markey and Jeff Merkley, would keep facial recognition — and other forms of biometric surveillance — out of law enforcement hands for good, CNET reports . The bill is far more ambitiou

This ginormous DDoS attack generated over 800 million packets per second

27TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Akamai has mitigated the largest ever recorded packet per second-based DDoS attack.

Three cops fired after accidental dashcam activation captures racist rants

400+Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / Members of the Wilmington, North Carolina, police force taking part in the city's annual Azalea Festival parade in April 2019. (credit: Roberto Galan | Getty Images ) Three North Carolina police officers were fired from their jobs this week after investigators found incredibly racist, troubling conversations, and threats of violence accidentally recorded by the cops' own dashboard camer

Temperature screenings coming to U.S. airports now including LAX

The Points Guy / 4h
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) installed temperature screening stations within the Tom Bradley International Terminal on Tuesday, as part of a larger effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 . LAX. (Photo courtesy Los Angeles World Airports) Sign up for TPG’s newsletter to stay informed on travel news “A world-class airport isn’t defined just by our historic investments in a reimagined LA

Our 5 favorite iOS 14 features, so far

44Mashable / 4h
There's no question Apple's latest iOS is packed with a ton of new features. Mashable's tech reporter Brenda Stolyar breaks down which features we're most excited about. Read more... More about Apple , Iphone , Mashable Video , Wwdc , and Ios 14

Discord shuts down major 'Boogaloo' server over threats of violence

100+Engadget / 4h
Discord is joining the ranks of social internet companies cracking down on “Boogaloo” groups . The chat service has confirmed to Vice News that it shut down one of the largest servers devoted to the group, Citizens of Liberty, after determining that the server violated policies against “threatening and encouraging violence.” Discord also deleted the accounts of all 2,258 members, and rejected att

How to Drink Safely On Vacation

24Lifehacker / 4h
There’s nothing like a refreshing piña colada, mojito or a beer while on vacation. And with the way things are now—with travel restricted and the need for social distancing—we will all, at some point, if not already, definitely need some kind of a vacation. And when that day arrives, the drinks will, undoubtedly, be … Read more...

Virgin Galactic flies second SpaceShipTwo test at New Mexico spaceport, clearing the way for powered spaceflight

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Virgin Galactic has passed a key milestone in its SpaceShipTwo qualification program. The company performed a glide flight, which means that it was flying its VSS Unity spacecraft unpowered in glide configuration, after its release from its carrier aircraft, a modified Boeing 747 called VMS Eve. This flight was the second such test flight that Virgin has flown with Unity from its Spaceport Americ

Join Us For Today’s OMAAT Virtual Happy Hour!

500+One Mile at a Time / 5h
We’ll be having our weekly OMAAT virtual happy hour this evening at 6:30PM Eastern , and hope you guys can join us. I was traveling last week, so couldn’t make the Thursday happy hour, and we took Sunday off since it was Father’s Day, but we plan to resume as usual from here. I can’t wait to share more about my travel experiences over the past week, which frankly I’m still trying to fully process

Should You Switch to Verizon's New Unlimited Prepaid Plan?

Verizon AT&T New Prepaid
24Lifehacker / 5h
One of the reasons we like prepaid phone service is because you (usually) won’t be locked into a contract with a carrier for any length of time. If you want to jump to a competitor because you see a better price, you’re all paid up and free to go. But Verizon’s new prepaid plans want to reward you for sticking around… Read more...

NASA Says The SpaceX Crew Dragon Module Parked at the ISS Is Generating Way More Power Than Expected

2KFuturism / 5h
Exceeds Expectations After successfully launching NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule is being put through its paces while it’s docked to the station. So far, it’s exceeding expectations: “The vehicle’s doing extremely well,” Steve Stich, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program manager told reporters during a Wednesday press briefing

After Telling Staff That Working During Pandemic Was Voluntary, Tesla Reportedly Sent Termination Notices

Tesla JD Power Elon Musk
39Gizmodo / 5h
Some Tesla workers who were originally informed they were not “obligated” to show up for shifts at the company’s Fremont, California production facility as it reopened during the coronavirus pandemic have in fact received termination notices, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Read more...

Sony's WF-1000XM3 noise canceling earbuds hit lowest sale price ever at Best Buy

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Best Buy's 4-day sale includes a $52 price cut on the Sony WF-1000XM3 noise canceling wireless earbuds.

Hollywood Just Cast a Robot Actress in a $70 Million Movie

1KFuturism / 5h
Automated Entertainment An upcoming movie will take the concept of robotic acting to an entirely new level. The leading role of the upcoming $70 million science-fiction film “ b ” will be played by a humanoid robot named Erica, according to The Hollywood Reporter . While the movie is still in its early stages — it’s missing some crucial parts like, you know, a director — it’s sure to be an intere

USDA reveals two massive beef recalls over E. coli and safety risks

SlashGear / 5h
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced two massive beef recalls involving 43,000lbs and 83,000lbs of beef, respectively. The reasons for the two recalls, which were announced within days of each other, differ — one is over the potential risk of E. coli contamination, while the other is over more general safety risks due to a lack of proper … Continue reading

RIP: These airlines have stopped offering first class due to the pandemic

24The Points Guy / 5h
Airlines around the world are struggling and need to reevaluate their route networks and fleet strategies to stay afloat. As a part of that, many of them have made some difficult decisions regarding the future of their long-haul international first class products. The number of airlines and routes featuring a true international first class had already been on the decline pre-coronavirus . This is

For the First Time Ever, Astronomers Spot Light From a Black Hole Smash-up

Two Black Years Sun
44Gizmodo / 5h
Black holes aren’t supposed to leak any light when they smash into each other—or at least that’s what physicists thought. Read more...

Great Deal: Save On Amazon With Amex

200+One Mile at a Time / 5h
Amazon and American Express have just launched a promotion that doesn’t appear to be targeted. This is a bit different than previous promotions we’ve seen between Amazon and Amex, but it still has the potential to be useful. With this promotion you can get $20 off at Amazon when you make a single purchase of $50 or more with an Amex card by July 22, 2020. To take advantage of this promotion: Purc

Waymo, Volvo partner to develop electric robotaxis

Volvo Waymo 4 Self
100+TechCrunch / 5h
Waymo’s self-driving software footprint is expanding — this time in a partnership with Volvo Car Group. The two companies announced Thursday an “exclusive” partnership to integrate Waymo’s self-driving software into a new electric vehicle designed for ride-hailing. Volvo and Waymo provided few details on the partnership and what this might actually look like except that the companies “will first

Brush all your teeth at once with this automatic toothbrush — Future Blink

36Mashable / 5h
The CleanFreak toothbrush has multi-surface bristles and a replaceable U-shaped mouthpiece that fits your top and bottom teeth. Read more... More about Tech , Health , Mashable Video , Science And Technology , and Future Blink

These Mood-Altering Non-Alcoholic Drinks Might Change Nightlife Forever

400+Futurism / 5h
Have you ever wondered if your hangovers were trying to tell you something? It’s not uncommon to imagine that they’re warning you that you should stop drinking so much alcohol. But when it comes to a replacement drink that still provides some social lubrication, your options tend to be limited. But Kin’s euphoric beverages are mood-altering non-alcoholic drinks that might just be the answer. Plus

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Is Completely Worth the Effort

100+Lifehacker / 5h
I have had a KitchenAid mixer for about 13 years—long enough for the novelty to have worn way off. Over the years, our relationship had grown stale. Tired. Loveless even. I took my mixer for granted... but all this quarantining has rekindled the romance. I’m still not baking very much (and I never will !). Instead,… Read more...

Lawsuit Alleges Coverup at US Nuclear Weapon Facility

100+Futurism / 5h
Nuclear Coverup A physicist who was fired by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is suing over an alleged coverup that he claims could have compromised the U.S.’s ability to predict the behavior of nuclear weapons . Peter Williams, the plaintiff, claims in the lawsuit that he was terminated in retaliation after complaining that his superiors tinkered with his models of nuclear weapon explo

Leak reveals Samsung Galaxy Note 20 release date, as well as one for the Galaxy Fold 2

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
A leak suggests the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 release date will be in August, followed by the Galaxy Fold 2 in September.

10 ways to enjoy Toronto life in the age of COVID-19

Mashable / 5h
Toronto is considered a world-class city when it comes to food, culture, sports and entertainment. With most of the city on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, it might feel like all that the city has to offer is off limits. Toronto’s people and businesses are resilient and creative, though. They have found innovative ways to offer their services while the city moves toward lifting restrict

It’s Time for a Novelty Apron Renaissance

57Lifehacker / 5h
In recent years, the aspirational cooking set—the Alison Romans, the Molly Yehs, the entirety of the Bon Appetit test kitchen—adopted a very specific style that spilled over to food Insta: Those drab , Eileen Fisher-inspired linen aprons became the official uniform of people who want to look like they toil over a… Read more...

Apple's new tools can help developers port Chrome extensions to Safari

Apple Safari Touch ID
54Engadget / 5h
When Apple detailed macOS Big Sur earlier this week, it spent a lot of time talking about how it redesigned the desktop operating system to make it look more modern. The company also touched on upcoming enhancements to Safari , such as faster webpage loading times and enhanced privacy monitoring. But the one feature that will likely mean the most for Safari users is Apple's take on the WebExtensi

YouTube’s latest experiment is a TikTok rival focused on 15-second videos

100+TechCrunch / 5h
YouTube is taking direct aim at TikTok. The company announced on Wednesday it’s beginning to test a new feature on mobile that will allow users to record 15-second long multi-segment videos. That’s the same length as the default on TikTok as well as Instagram’s new TikTok clone , Reels. Users in the new YouTube experiment will see an option to “create a video” in the mobile upload flow, the compa

Nvidia patches serious flaws affecting Windows and Linux machines

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Nvidia has released patches to fix vulnerabilities in its GPU Display and CUDA drivers as well as its vGPU Manager software.

How to Combine Lifting and Running

20Lifehacker / 5h
If you’re a runner, it helps to be strong. If you lift weights, it’s still good to do a little cardio. But sometimes you just want to be good at two things at the same time. Is it possible to train for running and lifting simultaneously? Yes, I’ve done it. But it takes a little extra thought and planning. Read more...

10 Tips and Tricks to Make You a Lightroom Expert

100+Lifehacker / 5h
Lightroom might not have seeped into the common vernacular like Photoshop has, but in some ways it’s just as useful as the powerhouse image editor—and you get both as part of the $20 Creative Cloud Photography subscription and the deluxe CC package. Whether you’re just getting started with the software or you’re used… Read more...

Apparently It’s Sue Big Oil Week

300+Gizmodo / 5h
It’s lawsuit week for Big Oil. A day after Minnesota filed a groundbreaking suit , Washington, DC District Attorney General Karl Racine sued ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, and Shell, alleging that the companies “systematically and intentionally misled consumers ... about the central role their products play in causing… Read more...

How to Make Google Auto-Delete Your Web and Location History

Google YouTube 18 Months
82How-To Geek / 5h
Google collects and remembers information about your activity, including your web, search, and location history. Google now auto-deletes history for new users after 18 months, but it will remember history forever if you previously enabled this feature with the default options. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Facebook Wants You to Stop Sharing Last Season's News

200+How-To Geek / 5h
We’ve all seen it at least once. A piece of news shared on Facebook that hits our feed, except it’s old. Really old. The headline makes it sound recent, but the event happened ages ago, and the article might even be accurate anymore. Facebook wants to stop that, so now it will pop up a warning when you’re about to share old news. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Help NASA Design a "Lunar Loo" So Astronauts Don't Have to Poop Their Pants on the Moon

67How-To Geek / 5h
Alright, you got me! Astronauts never had to poop their pants on the moon. But the Apollo crew did have to use a “fecal bag” to do their business, and 50 years later, NASA needs some help designing a new, respectable “Lunar Loo.” Read This Article on Review Geek ›

iOS 14 lets deaf users set alerts for important sounds, among other clever accessibility perks

Apple 14 iPhone 12
100+TechCrunch / 5h
The latest version of iOS adds a few smart features intended for use by people with hearing and vision impairments, but some of which may be helpful to just about anybody. The most compelling new feature is perhaps Sound Recognition, which creates a notification whenever the phone detects one of a long list of common noises that users might want to be aware of. Sirens, dog barks, smoke alarms, ca

The online lesson plan marketplace boomed when the pandemic hit

89Mashable / 5h
The coronavirus pandemic has upended life as we know it, mandating we sequester ourselves to slow the spread of a potentially deadly illness that has killed hundreds of thousands of people globally. That reality presents a whole host of complications to everyday life. One major issue: How do we educate our kids? The initial spike in COVID-19 cases this spring forced nearly all classes to move onl

Amazon really just renamed a Seattle stadium ‘Climate Pledge Arena’

200+TechCrunch / 6h
As perennial front-runner for the title of probably-the-most-evil tech company, Amazon has a long way to go to rehabilitate its image as a take-no-prisoners, industry-consolidating wealth machine. In a bold effort to do so, the company announced today that it would buy the rights to Seattle’s KeyArena, an aging stadium currently under redevelopment in the city. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos b

The 100 Went in a Butthole

100+Gizmodo / 6h
In 2016, The 100 went into a metaphorical butthole. In the span of a few episodes the show murdered one of its most prominent Black characters in a brutal manner and then murdered its most high profile lesbian . The audience fled in droves , the show was critically panned, a national conversation about the wanton… Read more...

Volvo will use Waymo technology to power its self-driving cars

Volvo Waymo 4 Self
44Engadget / 6h
Volvo’s self-driving car efforts have been most closely associated with Uber , but it’s about to make you rethink that connection. The automaker has formed an alliance that will see Waymo be the exclusive partner for Level 4 self-driving (that is, full autonomy in certain conditions) for its vehicles, including affiliates like Polestar and Lynk & Co . The two will start by incorporating the Waymo

Fairmont “Buy One Get One Free” Promo At 23 Hotels

500+One Mile at a Time / 6h
We’re increasingly seeing hotels offer promotions to incentivize future stays, and Fairmont is offering a fantastic promotion for 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. Especially exciting is that the number of US properties keeps increasing, which could be great

Cyberpunk 2077 is getting its very own Netflix anime series

Cyberpunk 2077 Night City
SlashGear / 6h
There’s no question that Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated games of the year – probably even of the generation as a whole – so it should be no surprise to see the IP spread to other formats as well. Today, Netflix and CD Projekt Red announced that they’re teaming up to make an original anime series set … Continue reading

NASA Lunar Loo challenge seeks astronaut toilet concepts for the Moon

SlashGear / 6h
NASA has launched another challenge for the public, this one seeking concepts for a toilet design that could be used by astronauts on the Moon. Suitably called the Lunar Loo challenge, this competition is offering up $35,000 in prizes for teams who propose effective designs for toilets that can operate in both microgravity and lunar gravity environments. Of course, NASA … Continue reading

Google adds group video calls to Duo and Meet on smart displays

Google Nest Hub Max
61Engadget / 6h
There’s no denying our lives have changed drastically in the last few months. We’ve spent more time at home than ever before, and connecting with people has been largely reduced to video calls. Since so many people are turning to smart displays to chat with loved ones, Google is realizing it needs to improve its software to improve these experiences. It’s announcing today that group video calls w

'The Twilight Zone' Season 2 brings better twists and a deep cut throwback

55Mashable / 6h
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Aclima and Google release a new air quality data set for researchers to investigate California pollution

100+TechCrunch / 6h
As part of the Collision from Home conference, Aclima chief executive Davida Herzl released a new data set made in conjunction with Google. Free to the scientific community, the data is the culmination of four years of data collection and aggregation resulting in 42 million air quality measurements throughout the state of California. The company’s sensing and analytics tools were integrated into

Here Are the Best Charcoal Grills You Can Buy Right Now

20Gizmodo / 6h
It’s finally hot out. That means tasty barbeque and cute little socially-distanced kickbacks with good music. But first! You’ll need a grill to actually cook those kebabs and baby back ribs. Luckily, I’ve put together a brief roundup of well-known charcoal grills to suit your very specific needs. Who wants to deal… Read more...

Export Your Innumerable Open Browser Tabs With 'TabTopus'

45Lifehacker / 6h
macOS: If you have a habit of leaving ton of tabs open across a variety of browsers, well, here’s the good news: You’re not alone. Try as we might to stay organized, tab sprawl just... happens. And sometimes, it doesn’t stay confined to just one of the browsers you have installed on your system—if, say, you use Safari… Read more...

Cyberpunk 2077 is going all-in with ray tracing

Cyberpunk 2077 Night City
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
We now know what ray tracing is going to look like in Cyberpunk 2077, and it's looking good.

NYC and Philly: Don’t miss this incredible day trip escape in your own backyard

29The Points Guy / 6h
As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. I was planning to spend the second half of June exploring Iceland , but — as many other Americans have likely exper

100 million people watch YouTube on TVs each month

97Engadget / 6h
YouTube viewership is increasingly shifting away from phones and over to the big screen. The company has seen a “dramatic shift in viewing patterns,” with more than 100 million people watching YouTube or YouTube TV on televisions in the United States each month. Watch time on televisions has also increased: up 80 percent since last year, while live content watch time grew 250 percent in March, co

Delta likely to pull flights as number of US coronavirus cases rises

46The Points Guy / 6h
Delta Air Lines is likely to pull some of its planned flights in August amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in U.S., a rise that comes even as other hard-hit nations in Asia and Europe show continued declines in new infections. Ed Bastian, CEO of the Atlanta-based carrier, acknowledged the rise in coronavirus cases to staff and warned that the planned August schedule was “probably going to come down a

Cox Claims It Can Reduce Your Gaming Lag If You Cough Up Some Cash

100+Gizmodo / 6h
Cox has officially rolled out its own “Elite Gamer” internet add-on service in the U.S., something it started testing in April 2019 in select cities. Elite Gamer is a Gamers Private Network (GPN) that helps reduce lag while playing an online game. New and existing customers anywhere in the U.S. can now try Cox’s new… Read more...

Turn your old water bottles into an indoor garden — Future Blink

36Mashable / 6h
Bottle Farm is resourceful, environmentally safe, scaled-back hydroponics farm. Read more... More about Tech , Science , Mashable Video , Farming , and Future Blink

NASA Finds Neptune-Sized Planet Whipping Around Star Every Week

100+Futurism / 6h
Blue Blur NASA scientists have discovered a new exoplanet that’s whipping around its star at dizzying speed. The exoplanet, AU Mic b, is the size of Neptune — but circles its star in an orbit so tight that a full revolution takes one Earth week, reports . While its inhospitable conditions almost certainly rule out the possibility of life there, NASA researchers say that probing the unus

Lemonade targets down-round pricing in impending IPO

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Earlier today, insurtech unicorn Lemonade filed an S-1/A, providing context into how the former startup may price its IPO and what the company may be worth when it begins to trade. According to its new filing , Lemonade expects its IPO to price at $23 to $26 per share. As the company intends to sell 11 million shares in its debut, the rental and home insurance-focused unicorn would raise between

Wide Open Business Class Awards For 4+ Passengers Next Year, Use For Europe/Asia/Mideast/Africa

View from the Wing / 7h
Turkish Airlines has 4 or more business class award seats available most dates next year, January - May 2021, from a variety of U.S. gateways. You can claim these seats using miles from a variety of different Star Alliance carriers, and connect onward to Eastern Europe, Mideast, Southeast Asia or Africa. United is also offering wide open business class award space on several transatlantic routes.

Sign of the times: A major cruise line is scrapping a ship that’s just 23 years old

The Points Guy / 7h
The Great Scrapping of the Cruise Ships has begun. The mayor of Piombino, Italy, on Tuesday, revealed that a Costa Cruises vessel that arrived in the city this week, the 1,928-passenger Costa Victoria, would be dismantled. For more cruise news, reviews and tips, sign up for TPG’s new cruise newsletter “This morning I went to welcome this sea colossus [Costa Victoria] and his captain, Gianfranco L

Is TikTok Really Recording Everything You Copy in iOS?

100+Lifehacker / 7h
Apple’s iOS 14 has a great new privacy feature that sends you a notification whenever an application inspects what’s on your iPhone’s clipboard. It’s sounds like a smart addition, but it’s also uncovered some potentially unsettling behavior from several apps. Read more...

Tesla's most robust self-driving package will cost more — again

Tesla JD Power Elon Musk
95Mashable / 7h
It'll soon cost you $8,000 to buy a Tesla upgrade package, which includes some features that don't even exist yet. Tesla's Full Self-Driving package is a future-ready option for those ready to invest in partially automated driving capabilities, even if some of those capabilities— like autonomous driving on city streets — aren't ready yet. But eventually. At an unknown date. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is

Disney's Splash Mountain Will Be Rethemed From Song of the South to The Princess and the Frog

Disney Splash Mountain
1KGizmodo / 7h
Disney’s Splash Mountain is about to get a big change, perhaps due in part to continued discussions around racist entertainment. Disney just announced the popular log flume ride will be rethemed. Read more...

Panasonic has launched its most rugged Android tablet yet

Panasonic Android TA
28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The Toughbook A3 features a 10.1-inch display and ships with Panasonic's COMPASS 2.0 suite of enterprise management tools.

Members of Congress push to ban federal use of face recognition

100+Engadget / 7h
A group of Democratic Senators and House representatives have introduced a bill that seeks to ban federal use of facial recognition technology. It follows an incident in which Detroit police wrongfully arrested a man after a facial recognition system incorrectly flagged him as a suspect. That’s believed to be the first wrongful arrest of its kind in the US. Senators Ed Markey (Massachusetts) and

The new record for the longest lightning bolt is insane

85Mashable / 7h
On Halloween in 2018, a colossal lightning flash streaked across the Brazilian sky. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite captured the "megaflash," and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced Wednesday that this mighty bolt stretched some 440.6 miles (give or take five miles) across the sky. That's about the distance between Washington, D.C. and Boston .

California Will Require Most Trucks Sold in the State to be Electric by 2035

California Zero T-Mobile
500+Gizmodo / 7h
In California, trucks won’t be able to pollute the air and planet for much longer. The state is approving the nation’s first-of-its-kind rule for truck manufacturers on Thursday. The goal? To make more electric trucks. Read more...

Safari will use Face ID and Touch ID for 'frictionless' web sign-ins

Apple Safari Touch ID
72Engadget / 7h
The Face ID and Touch ID features on Apple devices will soon be much more useful on the web. As TechCrunch reports , Apple has outlined how Safari 14 for iOS, iPadOS and macOS will allow using those biometric authentication methods for “frictionless” sign-ins on websites. You may not have to enter your username and password (or rely on a password manager) after the first time you punch them in. T

Google gives Android depth sensing and object occlusion with ARCore 1.18

Google AR API Android
48Ars Technica / 7h
Google's Depth API in action. This whole gallery is gifs. [credit: Google ] The latest version of ARCore, Google's augmented reality developer platform for Android phones, now includes a depth API . The API was released as a preview back in December, but now it's live for everyone in ARCore 1.18. Previously, ARCore would map out walls and floors and scale AR objects accordingly, but the Depth API

After 84 Years, Gone With the Wind Finally Acknowledged as Racist as Shit

Disney Splash Mountain
2KGizmodo / 7h
It only took 84 years but someone involved with distributing Gone With the Wind has finally acknowledged that its glorification of the antebellum south is racist and that it perhaps should not be disseminated to audiences without some kind of warning. Read more...

Everything coming to Netflix in July 2020

100+Mashable / 7h
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Mainframe 2020: A catalyst for transformation

85MIT Technology Review / 7h
When it comes to supporting DevOps initiatives, mainframe technology—introduced in the early 1950s—isn’t likely to be the first to come to mind. This content was produced by Insights, the custom content arm of MIT Technology Review. It was not written by MIT Technology Review’s editorial staff. Yet combining the processing power of mainframe computing with one of today’s leading software developm

Steam Summer Sale 2020 is here with a new Points Shop in tow

SlashGear / 7h
As the leaks and rumors foretold, the 2020 Steam Summer Sale has officially launched. As always, the Summer Sale will see many of the games in Steam’s catalog discounted significantly, but this year, the Summer Sale is bringing a new – and permanent – Points Shop along with it. If you log into Steam at the moment, you’ll likely see … Continue reading

Burger King Is Leveraging Tesla Autopilot's Confusion To Sell Whoppers

100+Gizmodo / 7h
Say what you will about the monarch that controls the Kingdom of Burger, but he’s no fool. That’s why the Monarch of Meat announced a campaign that takes advantage of some sloppy sign recognition in the Tesla Autopilot’s Traffic Light and Stop Sign control , specifically in instances where the Tesla confuses a Burger… Read more...

Here Are the Best Charcoal Grills You Can Buy Right Now

20Lifehacker / 7h
It’s finally hot out. That means tasty barbeque and cute little socially-distanced kickbacks with good music. But first! You’ll need a grill to actually cook those kebabs and baby back ribs. Luckily, I’ve put together a brief roundup of well-known charcoal grills to suit your very specific needs. Who wants to deal… Read more...

$100 billion “universal fiber” plan proposed by Democrats in Congress

500+Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | metamorworks ) House Democrats yesterday unveiled a $100 billion broadband plan that's gaining quick support from consumer advocates. "The House has a universal fiber broadband plan we should get behind," Electronic Frontier Foundation Senior Legislative Counsel Ernesto Falcon wrote in a blog post . House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) announced the Accessibl

LG's germ-killing wireless earbuds get a more comfortable design

88Engadget / 7h
Last year, LG managed to make its first pair of true wireless headphones stand out by adding a germ-killing UV light to the charging case that came with the earbuds. What was a nifty feature then is probably something a lot of people are thinking about now that sanitation has become top of mind. So it's interesting then to see LG go with a slightly different strategy for its latest Tone Free earb

Help Your Graduate Turn a 'Gap Year' into a 'Purpose Year'

74Lifehacker / 7h
This year’s high school seniors didn’t exactly get the full graduation experience this year. In many cases, they missed the last few months of school and with it, proms, spring sports, end-of-school-year celebrations and even their own graduation ceremonies. As uncertainty about the fall looms, graduates may be… Read more...

La Maison Arabe Country Club

One Mile at a Time / 7h
READ MORE FROM THIS TRIP • The Last Trip (For Now) • Royal Air Maroc Domestic Lounge Casablanca Airport • Riad Joya Marrakech • The Marrakech Medina • I didn’t know this ahead of time, but many of the upper-end hotels, resorts, and country clubs in Marrakech offer day passes for those wanting to use the pools and other facilities . This is a great compromise for those who want to stay in the med

Google’s Promise to Delete Your Data Has a Major Loophole

Google YouTube 18 Months
100+Gizmodo / 7h
Google’s push to become a privacy-positive company over the past year has been, depending on how you look at it, an act of genuine benevolence , a brilliant marketing decision , or straight-up bullshit . So when Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the company’s latest moves in the privacy-protecting space on Twitter… Read more...

Where to buy a Nintendo Switch: how to get a Switch right now

71TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Here's why the Nintendo Switch is selling out, when we expect it to return and where you can still get a Switch Lite.

iPhone 12 Pro is shaping up to be a true flagship

Apple 14 iPhone 12
SlashGear / 7h
Over the past several years, the smartphone market’s definition of the word “flagship” has changed dramatically. Because of the rate of change and conservative ways in which the biggest names in smartphone brands advance their AAA phones, brands like OnePlus have been allowed to creep up and create “flagship killer” phones. Brands like Huawei, Xiaomi, and OPPO have captured massive … Continue rea

Grab one of our recommended USB-C PD portable batteries for $19 today

20Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a handful of deals on recommended USB-C charging accessories. The most notable discount of the bunch is Aukey's PB-Y13 —a portable battery we've highlighted in our guide to the best USB-C accessories —down to $19 with the code "WD3S7ONL" at checkout. This is a slim power bank with an 18W USB-C Power Delivery port that's powerful en

Even amid the pandemic, this newly funded travel startup is tackling the stodgy timeshare market

200+TechCrunch / 7h
The world is rife with me-too startups, which makes it all the more refreshing when a founder comes along that manages to find a broken market that’s hiding in plain sight. That’s what Mike Kennedy appears to be doing with Koala , a young outfit determined to update the stodgy world of property time-share management, wherein people acquire points or otherwise pay for a unit at a timeshare resort

Sled Dogs Have an Unbroken Genetic Ancestry Dating Back Nearly 10,000 Years

300+Gizmodo / 7h
Scientists have traced the ancestry of modern sled dogs, such as Siberian huskies and Alaskan malamutes, all the way back to the end of the last ice age, highlighting an extraordinarily long period of genetic continuity. Read more...

UK PM’s new plane takes first flight in new Union Jack-themed paint job

The Points Guy / 8h
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s aircraft took to the skies for the first time with its new paint job . In video captured by SkyNews, the Royal Air Force Voyager A330 exited the paint shop in Cambridgeshire and took its first flight. The Airbus A330’s new paint job, which reportedly $1.1 million ( cost £900,000) — transformed the aircraft from a grey color with “Royal Air Force” written on the fuse

Use This Free Pomodoro App to Stay Focused on Your Work

57Lifehacker / 8h
Staying on task for any amount of time can be difficult these days—especially if you’re working from home and are easily distracted by kids, pets or the temptation to scroll through social media. Mac users struggling who are struggling to pay attention can try Tomato 2 , a free app for keeping you focused and… Read more...

Two record DDoSes disclosed this week underscore their growing menace

100+Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) Distributed denial-of-service attacks—those floods of junk traffic that criminals use to disrupt or completely take down websites and services—have long been an Internet scourge, with events that regularly cripple news outlets and software repositories and in some cases bring huge parts on the Internet to a standstill for hours . Now there’s evidence that D

Lyft settles with Justice Department over disability lawsuit

California Uber Lyft
84Engadget / 8h
Lyft has settled with the Justice Department in a lawsuit alleging the company discriminated against customers with disabilities. Now, drivers will be required to help fold and stow wheelchairs and walkers for customers. The rideshare company has also been ordered to educate its drivers as well as pay complainants and a $40,000 civil penalty. The Justice Department began an investigation after a

‘Search Party’ Season 3 is a tense and twisted courtroom drama

44Mashable / 8h
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Google Nest Hub Max takes on Facebook's Portal with group video chats

Google Nest Hub Max
42Mashable / 8h
You can finally use your Nest Hub Max for happy hours and birthday parties. On Thursday, Google announced the device can be used to make group video calls with Duo and Meet. That also means Facebook's Portal now has some competition. While the Hub Max is capable of making video calls, it's been limited to one-on-one video chat sessions. Now you can use both Duo and Meet to chat with up to 32 or 1

Google finally brings group calling to the Nest Hub Max

Google Nest Hub Max
100+TechCrunch / 8h
Video chat has long been one of the chief selling points of smart screens like the Amazon Echo Show and Google’s Nest Hub Max (the regular Hub is still lacking a camera, mind). But until today, the latter only offered users the option for one-on-one calls. That’s all well and good for the most part, but as so many of us have found ourselves cut off from our friends and families, group chat has be

Should You Wear a Clear Plastic Face Shield?

400+Lifehacker / 8h
Face masks are one of the essential tools we can use to keep each other safe as things reopen. But what about face shields? These are clear plastic and provide a splash-proof barrier for your face. They can be a good addition to face masks, but they aren’t a replacement. Read more...

Disney commits to changing Splash Mountain's 'Song of the South' theme

Disney Splash Mountain
300+Mashable / 8h
The recent movement of protests against police brutality and white supremacy in the United States have enabled many American institutions to rethink their contributions to a culture that systematically disenfranchises Black Americans. One such company is Disney, which committed to changing the theme of one of their parks' most iconic attractions. Splash Mountain, which appears at Disneyland in Ca

Mophie is selling an $80 wireless-charging UV phone sanitizer

92TechCrunch / 8h
The best possible time to launch a UV phone sanitizer would have been about five months ago. The second best possible time, however, is right now. When the COVID-19 pandemic really started hitting the global community in earnest, there was a run on these once fairly niche products from companies with names like PhoneSoap. In fact, available models started selling out all over the place, when many

This Bazooka Gum Is 30% off and Now so Are Your Fillings

Lifehacker / 8h
60 pieces of Sugar-Free Bazooka Gum | $20 | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

Cyberpunk 2077 will turn you into a Batman-style detective

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Cyberpunk 2077 will take a leaf from Batman Arkham Knight's book, with its detective-esque BrainDance feature.

The complete guide to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

The Points Guy / 8h
Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles program is one of the best programs to use for booking premium Oneworld flights. It offers the most award space for Cathay Pacific’s own flights and has some interesting sweet spots for partner flights. Better yet, you can use the mileage currency to book mini round-the-world trips in business or first class at an excellent price, something that can help you book the u

Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook review: The best budget-friendly Chromebook

Google Nest Hub Max
59Engadget / 8h
Chromebooks may have started out as inexpensive, cheaply-made laptops — but as they got more popular, manufacturers started making them more powerful , with better designs to match. Naturally, this sent prices up , and recently it’s been hard to find a Chromebook worth recommending that costs less than $500. Enter Lenovo. The company’s Flex 5 Chromebook (from here on out the Flex 5) isn’t anythin

Cyberpunk 2077’s big summer trailer: Braindance your way into Keanu [Updated]

Cyberpunk 2077 Night City
50Ars Technica / 8h
It's unclear how this Keanu-ization plays out, but the first-person hands mirror those of Keanu standing above you. [credit: CD Projekt Red ] As this summer's E3-like wave of trailers and hype continues, Cyberpunk 2077 is next to take center stage with a new gameplay trailer and developer walkthrough. Sadly, the devs at CD Projekt Red weren't as forthcoming on Thursday with gameplay as we'd hoped

How to 'Unplug' Your Kid's Tech Addiction

69Lifehacker / 8h
The global pandemic has changed the world on a macro level, but it has also reshaped the microcosm of our family routines . Once, screen time was a special treat for my kids, saved for weekends and movie nights. Oh, but then all the schools closed. And the daycares. And the summer camps. Suddenly, screens became … Read more...

NASA Renames Small Moon It Plans to Smash With SpaceX

500+Futurism / 8h
Nice Gesture In 2022, NASA plans to crash a spacecraft directly into a tiny moon, in a mission known as the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) — to try out a potential strategy to divert a killer asteroid heading toward Earth. The moon, which is only 160 meters across, is orbiting the asteroid Didymos, which flew near Earth back in 2003, ExtremeTech reports . Its small size and close proximi

Clear the air with a sleek Dyson air purifier on sale for $200 off

28Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: Buy an eye-catching Dyson TP02 Pure Cool Link tower air purifier for just $299.99 at Best Buy, as of June 25. As we continue to spend more time indoors, it's still important to remember the importance of fresh, clean air. While an occasional socially-distanced walk outside is important, we can't neglect to keep our indoor spaces free of dust and allergens with a handy air purifier . And no

Apple Maps to tell you to refine location by scanning the skyline

100+TechCrunch / 8h
With iOS 14, Apple is going to update Apple Maps with some important new features, such as cycling directions, electric vehicle routing and curated guides. But the app is also going to learn one neat trick. In dense areas where you can’t get a precise location, Apple Maps will prompt you to raise your phone and scan buildings across the street to refine your location. As you may have guessed, thi

Raucous 'Cyberpunk 2077' trailer packs in gritty action and story

Mashable / 8h
In a trailer labled "The Gig," the folks behind Cyberpunk 2077 showed off some key new elements around the upcoming game during IGN's Summer of Gaming stream Thursday. The new trailer gives a glimpse at some of the story and gameplay of Cyberpunk 2077 , detailing a mission that involves breaking into a corporation's building to steal a biochip, a high-risk, high-reward kind of situation. There's

Florida residents protesting mandatory masks is like a 'Parks and Rec' fever dream

1KMashable / 8h
A handful of folks in Palm Beach County, Florida have some... ideas... about not wearing masks. And those ideas touch on everything from "devil love," to the constitution, to Bill Gates needing to be jailed for entirely unclear reasons. The anti-mask crusaders made their voices heard on Tuesday ahead of a vote where the county's board of commissioners would ultimately pass a measure requiring peo

Human rights activists want to use AI to help prove war crimes in court

300+MIT Technology Review / 8h
In 2015, alarmed by an escalating civil war in Yemen, Saudi Arabia led an air campaign against the country to defeat what it deemed a threatening rise of Shia power. The intervention, launched with eight other largely Sunni Arab states, was meant to last only a few weeks, Saudi officials had said. Nearly five years later, it still hasn’t stopped. By some estimates, the coalition has since carried

You Should Scramble Eggs in a Jar

400+Lifehacker / 9h
I don’t watch a lot of food-focused television programming—because I like to spend my TV time on Star Trek— but our video producer Joel Kahn does, and he will often pass along little tips and tricks he picks up there that he thinks might interest me. Recently, he shared a scrambled egg hack I had not thought to try… Read more...

American Pledges Up To 1 Million Business Extra Points For Minority-Owned Businesses, Non-Profits

View from the Wing / 9h
American Airlines has a small business program, Business Extra, that gives points to businesses when their employees travel on the airline. This is separate from, and in addition to, the AAdvantage miles that travelers earn themselves. The airline announced today that they are giving up to 1 million Business Extra points to minority-owned small businesses and also non-profits. Continue reading .

When will California’s retail foot traffic return to normal?

California Zero T-Mobile
76TechCrunch / 9h
John Kelly Contributor John Kelly is the CEO of Zenreach , the walk-through company that helps merchants connect the online and offline world through in-store WiFi and digital marketing. Looking only at the data for the first two months of 2020, you might have been tempted to declare — and not without good reason — that it was shaping up to be a banner year for brick-and-mortar retailers. In the

A 'Cyberpunk 2077' anime series is coming to Netflix in 2022

Cyberpunk 2077 Night City
500+Engadget / 9h
You’ll have more Cyberpunk 2077 lore to look forward to well after the game finally ships . CD Projekt Red and Netflix have revealed Cyberpunk: Edgerunners , an anime series set in the game universe and due in 2022. Details are very scarce, but it’s a brand new story wth new characters — Night City is about the only common element. You may like the pedigree, at least. Trigger, Inc., the studio be

Just 48 hours left to save on TC Early Stage tickets

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Calling all early-stage startup founders. You have a mere 48 hours left to save on your ticket to engage with leading experts at TC Early Stage 2020 on July 21-22. No one’s born knowing how to build a successful startup, and this online event provides the essential building blocks you need to flatten your learning curve. Prices increase tomorrow, June 26 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT). Beat the deadline and

Google's Licensing Program to Pay Publishers Won't Solve Its News Problem

Google YouTube 18 Months
Gizmodo / 9h
Faced with the increasingly vocal criticism that it’s one of the primary reasons why newsrooms are struggling, Google announced today a new licensing program that will pay certain publishers for content ahead of launching a “new news experience” later this year. Read more...

Best tablet 2020: the top tablets you can buy right now

1KTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
The best tablets come from Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and more, but not all are created equal.

22 Xbox Series X games 'optimized' for the console have been revealed

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Microsoft explains which types of games that will be marked 'Optimized for Xbox Series X', and offers a list of supporting titles.

Your next iPhone may not come with earbuds or a charger

Apple iPhone 14 2020
1KMashable / 9h
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Nintendo Switch back in stock at GameStop, but prepare to shell out some cash

SlashGear / 9h
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nintendo Switch has been very difficult – if not outright impossible – to find. If you’ve been looking for a Nintendo Switch and haven’t had any luck, there’s some good news today, as the console is back in stock at GameStop. The bad news? You’re going to have to shell out a significant amount of … Continue reading

NASA Says Hubble Observed a “Flapping Shadow” in Distant Space

6KFuturism / 9h
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope just caught the “bat shadow” of a newborn star moving — a sight the space agency evocatively compared to a pair of flapping bat wings. “The shadow moves. It’s flapping like the wings of a bird!” Klaus Pontoppidan, an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, and lead author of a paper about the discovery in the Astrophysical Journal, s

The best Mac hardware revealed this week wasn’t made by Apple

Apple Silicon Mac 2020
SlashGear / 9h
This week was light on the hardware reveals at Apple’s WWDC 2020, due in a big way to our global pandemic and the fact that the conference was entirely virtual. Granted, there was a rather enticing developer desktop testing kit revealed by Apple to make way for the future of Apple-made silicon in future Macs, but what about consumer products? … Continue reading

Big Mouth and Central Park Will Recast Black Characters Currently Being Played by White Actors

Big Mouth Central Park
1KGizmodo / 9h
White actors voicing animated characters of color has been an issue for as long as animation has existed. It can lead to racist and stereotypical interpretations and just generally unacceptable appropriation. It’s an overdue realization that ( finally ) led The Simpsons to rethink the character of Apu. This week, at… Read more...

Apple will let you port Google Chrome extensions to Safari

Apple Safari Touch ID
100+TechCrunch / 9h
Apple unveiled macOS 11 Big Sur earlier this week and talked about some of the improvements for Safari. In addition to native extensions, Apple is adding support for web extensions. It’s going to make it much easier to port an existing extension from Chrome, Firefox or Edge. The company shared more details about how it’s going to work in a WWDC session . Safari already supports extensions, but if

Apple is bringing Face ID and Touch ID to the web with Safari 14

Apple Safari Touch ID
100+TechCrunch / 9h
Apple’s Face ID and Touch ID have made it easier for users to log into their mobile devices like iPhones and iPads and on some Macs offering the Touch ID button. Now Apple is bringing Face ID and Touch ID to the web. At the company’s virtual Worldwide Developers Conference this week, Apple introduced a way for web developers to add support for Face ID and Touch ID to their websites, allowing Safa

Google's redesigned Photos app includes a map view

Google Photos New Memories
82Engadget / 9h
Google is overhauling its Photos app for Android and iOS to bring it more in line with the modern realities of photography. Most notably, it includes a map view — you can easily browse all the photos you took on your last vacation (when vacations were still a thing), or remember which street corner had that sculpture you liked. This only applies if location tagging is available for your photos, a

This fancy mesh WiFi system is on sale for up to 43% off, in case you're WFH

28Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: As of June 25, Best Buy is running a deal on the Linksys Velop Tri-Band Mesh WiFi System where you can save as much as $230 depending on the color you choose. Normally $499.99 or $529.99, respectively, you can get it in either black or white for just $299.99. If you remained employed and started working from home, are you still answering emails and taking calls from your couch? If so, your

Save 41% on the Logitech G502 Hero, My Favorite Gaming Mouse Ever

Gizmodo / 9h
Logitech G502 HERO | $47 | Amazon

What Not to Do When Volunteering Abroad

42Lifehacker / 9h
Post-pandemic, there will more than likely be an immediate need for volunteers to help places around the world rebuild. Tourism has plummeted , and many nations whose economies rely on it will be in extreme need of aid. Read more...

United Flight Attendants Are Now Required To Carry Thermometers

View from the Wing / 9h
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 ...

A New Card Ties Your Credit to Your Social Media Stats

300+Wired / 9h
Founded by Instagram and finance alums, Karat wants to be the black card in every influencer’s wallet.

Ex-Intel Engineer Claims Skylake Quality Assurance Was the Reason For Apple's Big CPU Transition

Intel Skylake Apple
46Gizmodo / 9h
Earlier this week, after years of rumors, Apple finally announced its third major CPU transition for the Mac by moving away from Intel to custom-designed Apple processors. But now that the dust has settled, a lot of people are asking why. Read more...

the-two-germanys: Ex-Libris. Musikalische Schriften E.T.A....

Music, Arts & Literature / 9h
the-two-germanys : Ex-Libris. Musikalische Schriften E.T.A. Hoffmann Stuttgart: Druck und Verlag von Greiner und Pfeiffer, 1893.

Meet the Lordstown Endurance, a new $52,500 electric work truck

Lordstown Endurance LM
300+Ars Technica / 9h
On June 25, Lordstown Motors revealed the Lordstown Endurance, a new battery electric truck. [credit: Lordstown Motors ] Good news, everyone: the battery electric vehicle market is about to get more crowded. On Thursday, Lordstown Motors unveils the Lordstown Endurance, a new BEV truck aimed at the fleet market. The $52,500 truck goes into production next year in Lordstown, Ohio, at a former Gene

Why Not Just Be a Total Jerk? It’s the End of the World as We Know It

100+Gizmodo / 9h
Are you a frontline worker dealing with new stresses or irresponsible management? Is working (or not working) from home starting to take a psychological toll? How are you coping with reopening? Submit a story using this Google form or send me an email with the subject line “My Covid Story” and provide as much … Read more...

Best WordPress themes for blogs in 2020

400+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
High quality WordPress themes to make your blog look its best.

Google will start paying publishers to provide content for a ‘new news experience’

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Google announced today that it’s working on a “new news experience” that will launch later this year, for which it will pay publishers to license their content. Axios broke the news , with Google’s Brad Bender offering more details in a blog post , in which he said the project will first launch on Google News and Discover, and will “help participating publishers monetize their content through an

Amazon forms Counterfeit Crimes Unit to go after bogus sellers

SlashGear / 9h
It isn’t exactly a secret that Amazon has a problem with counterfeit products, and while the company has been successful in stopping some counterfeit items from ever being listed, it’s forming a new task force for the times those products make it onto Amazon’s store anyway. Officially called the Counterfeit Crimes Unit, this new task force seems less concerned with … Continue reading

Hey email app open to all after Apple 'definitively' approves it

Apple App Store
95Engadget / 9h
After flip flopping on whether it would approve Basecamp’s Hey email app, Apple has “definitively approved” Hey for the App Store. Basecamp CTO and co-founder David Heinemeier Hansson tweeted the news today. Hey will not include any in-app purchases (IAP), so Apple will not get its standard 30 percent commission. At first, Apple objected to the fact that users would download the app from the App

Facebook will show users a pop-up warning before they share an outdated story

1KTechCrunch / 9h
Facebook announced Thursday that it would introduce a notification screen warning users if they try to share content that’s more than 90 days old. They’ll be given the choice to “go back” or to click through if they’d still like to share the story knowing that it isn’t fresh. Facebook acknowledged that old stories shared out of their original context play a role in spreading misinformation. The s

Second-Largest Ebola Outbreak in History Is Finally Over

100+Gizmodo / 9h
Local health officials and the World Health Organization today finally declared the end of an outbreak of Ebola that had plagued the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa for nearly two years. It was the second-largest outbreak of the deadly viral disease in recorded history, infecting over 3,400 people and… Read more...

As the IPO market warms, Accolade targets billion-dollar debut

100+TechCrunch / 9h
As the IPO market heats up , one offering slipped beneath our radar. This morning, then, we’ll catch up on Accolade’s initial public offering and what its proposed pricing may tell us about the state of the IPO market. The Exchange is a daily look at startups and the private markets for Extra Crunch subscribers; use code EXCHANGE to get full access and take 25% off your subscription . Catching ev

Best website defacement monitoring service of 2020

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Keep a watchful eye out for unauthorized tampering with your website by using these tools.

What's Coming to Disney+ in July 2020

100+Lifehacker / 10h
Almost every day between March 17, 2016 and March 12, 2020—when Broadway turned off its lights amid the global pandemic—I started each morning by entering the #Ham4Ham lottery , hoping to win a pair of $10 tickets to see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s zeitgeist-transforming Broadway musical Hamilton performed on Broadway . I even… Read more...

Big iPhone changes with iOS 14 (you can skip)

SlashGear / 10h
Some big iPhone software changes are in the making now with WWDC 2020 and iOS 14’s big reveal for 2020. This update will be released to Public Beta in July and is out for developers in an early Beta now – and will be available to everyone by the end of the year. But if you don’t want to change … Continue reading

How to Automatically Launch Shortcuts When You Open an App On iPhone or iPad

43How-To Geek / 10h
Shortcuts, the built-in automation app on iPhone and iPad, gained new automation features in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. Now, you can automatically launch a shortcut every time you open an app. Here’s how to set it up. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

iOS 14 Supports Keyboard and Mouse Gaming, Brings Button-Mapping to Controllers

Apple Game Center 14
23How-To Geek / 10h
Sick of Minecraft’s awkward controls on iPad? In a spat of new WWDC sessions, Apple announced that it is expanding the Game Center, improving gamepad support, and enabling keyboard and mouse controls on iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and tvOS 14. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Sony Will Pay You to Find Bugs in the PS4 and PlayStation Network

Sony PlayStation Bug
38How-To Geek / 10h
Bug bounties are nothing new: they’re a great way for companies to find problems and proactively fix them, by passing out a relatively small amount of money to indie security researchers. Sony’s joining the fun with a new program, specifically targeting the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Network. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

ATC Audio: Negligent Pilot Argues With Air Traffic Controller

500+One Mile at a Time / 10h
I love listening to air traffic control audio, either just “live,” or recordings of interesting interactions. I live under the approach and departure path to MIA, so I constantly have ATC audio playing in the background. Anyway, a video has just been uploaded of an interaction between an air traffic controller and a pilot over the skies of Las Vegas on June 20, 2020. This guy might just be the mo

Apple's Silicon could signal the end of Windows 10 through Boot Camp

Apple ARM Macs Windows
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Microsoft has confirmed that it won't make Windows 10 for ARM available on Apple's ARM-based Macs

Get $20 off your next Amazon purchase when you pay with an Amex card

100+The Points Guy / 10h
Amazon regularly offers significant discounts through its credit card partners — most often American Express and Citi — but the online retail giant’s discounts are typically targeted, so they aren’t available to all customers. As Doctor of Credit reports , Amazon just launched a new promotion — it’s a bit different than those we’ve seen in the past. This time around, anyone with an Amex card shou

Gucci takes on esports fashion with a $1,600 Fnatic dive watch

71Engadget / 10h
Gucci doesn’t want to sit by the wayside while Louis Vuitton corners the (apparently substantial) market for esports fashion . It just introduced a limited edition, Fnatic -branded dive watch — no, not a smartwatch, a quartz timepiece. It not-so-subtly features the esports team’s logo and orange color scheme, along with Gucci’s signature “GG” (which, conveniently, is also gamer shorthand). There

Keep the kids (and yourself) busy with a trampoline this summer

24Mashable / 10h
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Make Little Kids the 'Family Mask Monitor'

200+Lifehacker / 10h
I don’t know about the rest of you, but the novelty of mask-wearing has officially worn thin in my family. My nine-year-old son thought they were pretty cool at first—he even wanted to create reasons to have to wear them—but now he sees them for the uncomfortable inconvenience that they are. Unfortunately, he (and me,… Read more...

Early adopters, tell us about your Galaxy Z Flip

70Engadget / 10h
Over the past year or so we’ve seen quite a few foldable phone models -- between the Galaxy Fold , the new Motorola Razr and Huawei’s Mate X , interested consumers had a few ways to see what the fuss was about. However, it was Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip that really won over senior mobile editor Chris Velazco. With its decent battery life, powerful performance and solid cameras, the Flip did what oth

'Beyond a Steel Sky' comes to Apple Arcade tomorrow

63Engadget / 10h
Beyond a Steel Sky , the sequel to classic 1994 point-and-click adventure game Beneath a Steel Sky , hits Apple Arcade on Friday, with a Steam release slated for July. Developer Revolution Software shared a launch trailer that shows what new and returning players can expect from the sequel. Beyond a Steel Sky once again sees players assume the role of series protagonist Robert Foster. After what

Atmos wants to make building a house a one-click effort

500+TechCrunch / 10h
Homebuilding is not for the faint of heart, particularly those who want to build something custom. Selecting the right architect and designer, the myriad contractors, the complexity of building codes and siting, the regulatory approvals from local authorities. It’s a full-time job — and you don’t even have a roof built over your head. Atmos wants to massively simplify homebuilding, and in the pro

A domestic violence prevention app backed by Dr. Phil exposed victims’ distress recordings

300+TechCrunch / 10h
Back in 2013, Robin McGraw, wife of U.S. television personality Dr. Phil, launched an app to help domestic violence victims covertly signal for distress. It was quickly heralded as a potential lifesaver for those in harm’s way. Aspire News , which claims over 300,000 downloads , is disguised to look like an innocuous news reading app that domestic violence victims can use to alert friends and fam

You should absolutely invest in a hammock this summer

Mashable / 10h
We're trying to take a page from Will Smith's playbook by chillin' out, maxin', and relaxin' all cool this summer. One way to achieve max level of chill is lying in a hammock all damn day. You can do this at a park, your own outdoor space , or wherever you can find two anchor points to hang a travel hammock. Hanging out in midair helps you socially distance while providing some sweet relaxation.

Professor: Looming COVID Surge on “Verge of Being Apocalyptic”

2KFuturism / 10h
Unfortunate news for those hoping the coronavirus pandemic was fading away: models suggest that an “apocalyptic” resurgence could be coming in the near future. Multiple U.S. states, including Florida, Texas, and California, are currently experiencing record daily numbers of new COVID-19 cases, CNN reports . And they all still seem to be on the upswing . Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of Baylor College of

Huawei gets approval for billion-pound UK campus

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Huawei strengthens ties with the UK despite ongoing US opposition.

These ingenious portholes can reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmissions in hospitals

58Mashable / 10h
STUCK is a design agency in Singapore, who have been working on a number of COVID-19 initiatives. One involves using geometry and elasticity to create portholes that seal quickly around the arm. They allow medical workers to interact with infected patients with minimal risk of exposure. Read more... More about Design , Mashable Video , Stuck , Hospitals , and Covid 19

HP's 4th of July sale: deals on laptops, monitors, printers, and more

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HP's 4th of July sale has begun, and we've rounded up the best deals on laptops, monitors, printers, and more.

Steam Summer Sale 2020: the best deals and PC games on the Steam marketplace

27TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
All the best Steam Summer Sale 2020 offers, games and tricks for bagging the best bargains

COVID-19 killed the era of 'big' flying

100+Engadget / 11h
COVID-19 has shattered the aviation industry, with nations closing their borders and banning all but essential travel. A world where people could hop from country to country is now one where empty planes travel to maintain contractual obligations. Major carriers, including American, IAG, Delta and Lufthansa have all asked for government bailouts. One airline that will receive a substantial amount

Nearly every piece of American Tourister luggage is on sale right now

36Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: As of June 25, Luggage from American Tourister is on sale across the board. Use code SAVEMORE to save up to 30% to 50% depending on how much you spend, and on June 25 only, take up to 75% off the Moonlight hardside collection. You know what feels a lot better than moping about this summer's postponed vacation? Preparing for the rescheduled version, plus all that extra traveling that you're

Google to start paying some publishers for content later this year

Google Search Publishers
54Mashable / 11h
Google announced a licensing program through which it will pay news publishers for content, the company announced Thursday . The result of these partnerships will be a "new news experience" that's coming "later this year." Google says the focus will be on "an enhanced storytelling experience that lets people go deeper into more complex stories" and on "different issues and interests." It could me

How to Set Up an 80/20 Budget

41Lifehacker / 11h
When you make a budget, you’re likely to get advice to focus on saving early and often. Read more...

Damn, This Photo Shows How Huge SpaceX’s Starship Really Is

2KFuturism / 11h
Absolute Units A new image shared by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Thursday shows two Starship prototype tanks being assembled “in the midbay.” Two Starship tanks in the midbay — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 25, 2020 At first, it may just look like a pair of your average hot water tanks — but if you zoom into the picture, you can spot individual engineers working on the welds o

Is the OnePlus Z reveal set for June 30? This teaser suggests so

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
OnePlus has confirmed something is happening on June 30 - and it looks like the OnePlus Z reveal.

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ adds swimming to its summer activities

Animal Crossing NH
300+Engadget / 11h
Under normal circumstances, the summer is a time to go to the beach, swim in the ocean or take a dip in the pool. This year, though, you may have to relegate your swimming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons . Wave 1 of the game’s summer update enables you to go swimming and diving for sea creatures, build aquatic-themed accessories and get reacquainted with two familiar faces. In New Horizons , you

Salesforce announces a new mobile collaboration tool for sales called Anywhere

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Even before the pandemic pushed most employees to work from home, sales people often worked outside of the office. Salesforce introduced a new tool today at the Trailheadx Conference called Salesforce Anywhere that’s designed to let teams collaborate and share data wherever they happen to be. Salesforce VP of product, Michael Machado says that the company began thinking about the themes of workin

How to Check Free Disk Space on a Mac

42How-To Geek / 11h
We all worry about hitting the limits of our Mac’s storage space. We need room for downloading new apps, installing updates, and storing our creative works. Here are the two quickest and most useful ways to see how much free space you have left. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Amazon Announces a New Counterfeit Crimes Unit to Knock off Knockoffs

45How-To Geek / 11h
Amazon has a counterfeit problem. It’s wide-ranging enough that there’s a good chance you have purchased a fake item through the company if you’ve purchased SD cards, lightning cables, or even cheap mini PCs. Amazon previously promised to rid its stores of counterfeits, and now it’s going a step further with a new Counterfeit Crimes Unit. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

GeForce NOW Focuses on Epic's Freebies for its Game Streaming Library

How-To Geek / 11h
NVIDIA’s streaming games platform has dropped its weekly update, adding a smattering of games from both Steam and the Epic Games Store. The only notable new release is Danger Scavenger, a boisterous sci-fi dungeon crawler, but critical darling RPG Disco Elysium from last year is also on the list. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Fake the Windows 10 Start Menu update until Microsoft makes it

SlashGear / 11h
There’s a new Windows 10 Start Menu in the mix, and it’s appeared first courtesy of a strange source. The folks at Microsoft 365 showed off a new look for Windows 10 in the form of a Theme for Pride month. But this is no simple Theme, this is a slight revamping of the bones of the system, from backgrounds … Continue reading

Candidate Labs wants to be a modern talent agency for techies

Zoom Candidate Labs
100+TechCrunch / 11h
In the first few minutes of pitching his new company, Candidate Labs , Jonathan Downey admitted that he’s operating in a market that is “done to death”: recruitment technology. But Downey, whose previous startup Airware shut down after burning $118 million , remains optimistic because of a little company named Zoom. “There were lots and lots of videoconferencing companies and yet everybody’s expe

PlayStation's mid-year sale features tons of great discounts

40Mashable / 11h
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Nintendo Switch deals back in stock in the US and UK - but move quickly

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Nintendo Switch is in stock at Amazon, GameStop and Very but you'll have to move quickly.

Microsoft admite que hay un problema serio con Windows 10 — otra vez más

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Las actualizaciones de junio de Windows 10 son responsable de que varios PCs se bloqueen y arranquen al azar.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons summer update arrives next month

Animal Crossing NH
SlashGear / 11h
Summer is officially here (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), and that can only mean one thing: summer-themed events are heading to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Today, Nintendo announced a summer update for New Horizons that will roll out in two phases. The first phase goes live in early July, with the second slated for sometime in August. Thus far, … Continue reading

SevenRooms raises $50M to double down on reservations, ordering and other tools for hospitality businesses

PSG Sevenrooms Providence
100+TechCrunch / 11h
Restaurants, hotels and other public venues where we spend leisure and business time have started to reopen in many parts of the world after a period of going dark to try to slow down the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, a startup called SevenRooms , which builds software to help those venues with their guest management, is announcing a growth round of $50 million — to double down on prov

Partners at Sequoia, GGV, General Catalyst and Greylock join Valence’s VC initiative for Black founders

100+TechCrunch / 11h
The new, Los Angeles-based online professional network for Black talent, Valence , has launched a new initiative called the Valence Funding Network to link Black entrepreneurs with top partners at firms including Accel, Sequoia, GGV, First Round Capital, Bessemer Ventures, Greylock, Upfront Ventures and Collab Capital. “For years, Black entrepreneurs have been told that Silicon Valley is a merito

$20 Off Amazon After Spending $50 With An American Express Card (Not Targeted)

45View from the Wing / 11h
Amazon is offering $20 for a future purchase after spending $50 using an American Express card Continue reading ...

Launch Google Assistant on Your iPhone as Quickly as Siri

46Lifehacker / 11h
If you’re a Google loyalist who just happens to be an iPhone owner, too, you can now summon Google Assistant almost as easily as you would Apple’s digital assistant. All it takes is a little creativity, a Shortcut, and a finger—and it’s almost as good as having a physical button to hold. Read more...

Cyberpunk 2077 release date, price, trailers, gameplay and news

Elden Ring Cyberpunk 2077
2KTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Here's everything you need to know about Cyberpunk 2077.

The best points hotels near Disney World

The Points Guy / 11h
So you’re planning a trip to Disney World ? Congrats — and, prepare to go down a rabbit hole as deep as the one in Alice in Wonderland. Planning a trip to Disney World is a big endeavor even in normal times, and that makes it an extra complex project in unusual times . While many airlines serve Orlando, deciding how to get to the city is generally the easier part. Picking a hotel for a trip to Di

Astronomers think this black hole collision may have exploded with light

Astronomers May Two Black
200+Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / Artist's concept of a supermassive black hole and its surrounding accretion disk of gas. Embedded within this disk are two smaller black holes, orbiting one another, that eventually collided and may have produced a detectable burst of light. (credit: Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)) One of the most defining characteristics of a black hole is that nothing can escape once it passes the event horiz

Cox claims it can reduce the lag in your PC games (updated)

200+Engadget / 11h
Many internet providers try to court gamers by promising more bandwidth , but Cox is betting that reduced lag may be a better hook. It’s launching an Elite Gamer service that promises lower PC gaming latency at no extra charge ($5 per extra device for up to two more) if you have Cox’s Panoramic WiFi hardware. It’s $7 per month if you have a different modem. The plan routes traffic to game servers

Zoom founder and CEO Eric Yuan will speak at Disrupt 2020

Zoom Candidate Labs
100+TechCrunch / 11h
The coronavirus pandemic has bruised and battered many technology startups, but it has also boosted a small few. One such company is Zoom, which has shouldered the task of keeping us connected to one another in the midst of remote work and social distancing. So, of course, we’re absolutely thrilled to have the chance to chat with Zoom founder and CEO Eric Yuan at Disrupt 2020 online . Yuan moved

Breaking down the specs of a successful video ad

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Imran Tariq Contributor Imran Tariq is the co-founder of Webmetrix Group , the best-selling author of two books, a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. Picture the drive to work you used to make every day before the COVID-19 pandemic struck — the same route, the same time and the same old billboards on the side of the freeway. Your drive to work isn’t about discovering new products o

Insanity: 150 Pakistan International Airlines Pilots May Have Fake Licenses

1KOne Mile at a Time / 11h
Yesterday I wrote about how Pakistan’s Minister for Aviation shared preliminary findings of last month’s Pakistan International Airlines crash , which killed nearly 100 people. In this post I wanted to address what’s perhaps the most shocking part of this story, which I only mentioned in passing in yesterday’s story. Nearly a third of Pakistani pilots have fake licenses Yesterday Pakistan’s Minis

Apple's 256GB iPad mini is $50 off at Amazon

75Engadget / 11h
Amazon is making it easier to buy a small tablet that still has gobs of storage for apps and videos. The retailer is selling the current-generation iPad mini with 256GB of storage for $50 off, bringing the WiFi-only version down to $499 while the WiFi + Cellular model has dipped to $629 . Given that each comes with a modest 64GB of space in their base configurations, this might be your best chanc

Kokoon Sleep Headphones: The Perfect Sleep Partner?

21How-To Geek / 11h
You’ll be fairly familiar with seeing headphones reviewed here at Review Geek. We love our audio tech, so several team member were eager to see what the Kokoon headphones had to offer. Why? Because these are headphones designed to help you sleep. Plus they assist with maintaining mindfulness. And they’re pretty darn effective at what they do. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Dan Aykroyd Says Ghostbusters: Afterlife Will 'Honorably Represent' Harold Ramis

100+Gizmodo / 11h
Lana Condor will jet off to Mars in HBO Max’s new sci-fi rom-com. Universal has plans to bring Twister back. Another day, another tease for a mysterious creature in the Avatar sequels. Plus, get a look at a sequel to a Twilight Zone classic, and Doom Patrol gets its disco on in a new clip. To me, my spoilers! Read more...

How to Dig Up Family History Online

300+NYT > Technology / 11h
Digitized newspaper archives and hyperlocal historical sources can help you understand how your ancestors lived.

'Animal Crossing' summer update opens up the oceans for cannonballs

Animal Crossing NH
73Mashable / 11h
It's summer, and that means it's time to put on your swimsuit and jump into the ocean in Animal Crossing . The first summer update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is arriving on July 3, opening up the ocean around every players' island for exploration, adding new sea creatures to find on the sea floor, a new otter character named Pascal who will take your scallops in exchange for new mermaid-th

The best cheap MacBook sale prices and deals in June 2020

300+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
We're scouring the web for the best MacBook sales and deals so you can pick up a luxury laptop for less.

Check the Auto-Delete Defaults on Your New Google Accounts

Google YouTube 18 Months
83Lifehacker / 12h
Newly created Google accounts will come with auto-delete turned on by default for all data types—a feature that users previously had to go in and select. Read more...

Free calls, data boosts and more - EE, Vodafone, O2 and other's lockdown benefits

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
No matter the network you're on, there are a number of benefits being offered during lockdown. Here's the run-down.

GTA 5 was somehow the most popular game of the PS5 games event

Sony PS5 PlayStation 4
42TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Despite Sony showcasing a bunch of new titles at the PS5 games event, GTA 5 was one gamers are most excited about.

Pinewood Atlanta Studios outlines safety measures as it prepares to restart movie and TV production

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100+TechCrunch / 12h
Frank Patterson, president and CEO of Pinewood Atlanta Studios , said that in March, its 1 million-plus square feet of studio and office space were “utterly full” with two major films and three streaming shows in production. (Pinewood doesn’t disclose what’s currently shooting, but past films made at the Atlanta studio include “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Avengers: Endgame.”) Of course, that all c

Cancel American AAdvantage Awards Online

100+One Mile at a Time / 12h
The current pandemic has really highlighted how outdated technology is at many airlines, especially for those looking to cancel tickets. Bad technology is a blessing and curse for airlines At most airlines getting refunds for cancelled tickets requires a phone call, and getting through to an agent by phone has been a real challenge over the past few months. For the most part I suspect airlines ar

Extra Crunch Live: Join Alexa von Tobel for a live Q&A today at 2pm ET/11am PT

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Entrepreneurs-turned-investors are in a truly unique position in the tech world, with experience on both sides of the table and unique insights into how businesses should operate and grow. Alexa von Tobel takes that breadth of experience and those unique insights to a new level, as a founder who has pretty much exclusively started her ventures in the midst of a recession. So it should come as no

NASA, ESA and JAXA team up on Earth observation dashboard for monitoring the impact of COVID-19

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NASA is working with two other of its largest global space agency partners, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on a combined effort to collect satellite-based Earth observation data and provide it via a dashboard in order to help monitor the impacts of COVID-19. The dashboard combines data collected by Earth observation satellites operated by each of

Yakuza games in order: by release date, in chronological order and ranked

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Sega’s Yakuza games are packed with brutal action and some of the best-storytelling in video games – here’s what you need to know.

Best premium WordPress themes of 2020

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NASA scientists confirm a planet orbits star AU Microscopii

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Astronomers have confirmed using NASA’s retired Spitzer Space Telescope and the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) that a planet is orbiting a nearby star called AU Microscopii (AU Mic). That star is surrounded by disc debris leftover from its formation. Using data from TESS and Spitzer, the team has discovered a planet orbiting the star about as large as Neptune. … Continue reading

NASA seeks crowdsourced help designing a better moon toilet

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NASA is getting ready for its Artemis program, which seeks to return Americans to the moon and help establish a permanent presence for humans on the lunar surface, with a new crowdsourcing competition launched in partnership with HeroX seeking designs for a better way for astronauts to pee and poo on the moon. Specifically, the competition seeks “innovative designs for fully capable, low-mass toi

Hopin raises $40M Series A as its virtual events business accelerates

Hopin Raises $40M Virtual
200+TechCrunch / 12h
This morning Hopin , a London-based startup building virtual events technology, announced that it has raised a $40 million Series A led by IVP . According to the company, Salesforce’s corporate venture arm Salesforce Ventures also took part in the round, as did a number of its prior investors, including Slack’s venture capital group the Slack Fund , European venture groups Seedcamp and Northzone

Private equity firm Great Hill Partners acquires stock media service Storyblocks

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Storyblocks , the subscription-based stock media service, today announced that it has been acquired by private equity firm Great Hill Partners . The firm previously backed companies like Wayfair (and then exited that specific investment in 2017) and Custom Ink. Great Hill also acquired Gizmodo Media Group in 2019. Storyblocks and Great Hill did not disclose the price of the acquisition. Storybloc

Nissan looks set to debut its Ariya EV in July

100+Engadget / 12h
There’s been speculation about the arrival of Nissan’s Ariya EV for a while now — back in October the company hinted that it could go into production “soon.” Now, thanks to a very quiet teaser release, it looks like it’ll start rolling out of factories in July. Nissan’s latest official press release discusses its approach to concepts, and how they herald the first steps to innovation and, subsequ

Google makes its AR-centric Depth API available to all developers

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100+Engadget / 12h
Google initially unveiled its Depth API – part of its augmented reality (AR) toolbox — last December. Incorporating occlusion, 3D understanding and a new level of realism, the feature makes AR objects appear as if they’re in your actual space by responding to real-world cues. An AR chair will appear behind a physical table instead of floating atop of it, for example. At launch, the experimental f

Comcast, Mozilla strike privacy deal to encrypt DNS lookups in Firefox

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200+Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Anadolu Agency ) Comcast is partnering with Mozilla to deploy encrypted DNS lookups on the Firefox browser, the companies announced today. Comcast's version of DNS over HTTPS (DoH) will be turned on by default for Firefox users on Comcast's broadband network, but people will be able to switch to other options like Cloudflare and NextDNS. No availability date was an

How to Remove Titles From Netflix's 'Continue Watching' Category

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There’s always a new Netflix series to start once you wrap up the one you’re currently binging, but with so many choices, there’s bound to be a few that you don’t stick with. But you still have to see them take up space in your queue, and that’s annoying. Read more...

NASA wants your help designing future moon toilets

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4KEngadget / 12h
NASA’s Project Artemis will see the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024. It’s an ambitious timeline that requires a huge amount of preparation, and that includes quite a few not-so kickass elements of space travel. Such as toilets. Astronauts have gotta poop in some fairly challenging circumstances, and now NASA is crowdsourcing ideas that will make things easier. Of course, space toilet

NASA Calls For Space Toilet That Can Handle “500g of Diarrhea”

500+Futurism / 12h
Imagine that you’re crammed inside a claustrophobic spacecraft, in zero gravity, hurtling at tens of thousands of miles per hour — and you have to poop. Designing a toilet that works in space has posed a serious challenge for NASA since the early days of space travel. Now, the space agency is calling for your help. The just-launched “ Lunar Loo Challenge ” is a collaboration between NASA’s Human

How to Create a Quick Poll in Microsoft Teams

24How-To Geek / 12h
Perhaps you want to know your team’s opinion on something. Or, maybe you need your coworker to come to a majority decision and settle a (hopefully friendly) dispute. Whatever the reason, a poll within Microsoft Teams is usually the best way to get the answer. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

India's eCommerce players gear up to face anti-China sentiment

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While the federal government has not initiated moves to curtail sale of Chinese goods, fears of delays in custom clearances impacting sales on eCommerce sites have grown.

Jaguar partners with the city of Oslo for wireless charging I-PACE electric taxis

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Jaguar Land Rover has announced that it is partnering with the city of Oslo to launch a new wireless charging taxi project. Jaguar will provide the I-PACE for the wireless high-power charging taxi service. The project is vital to the city of Oslo, which is the capital of Norway, where all taxis have to be omissions free by Q1 2024. … Continue reading

Argos online sales: today's best tech, home and garden clearance deals

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We're bringing you all the very best Argos online bank holiday sales, deals, discounts and much, much more.

Best e-commerce WordPress themes of 2020

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New Enterprise Associates goes to Hollywood and launches a venture firm with CAA

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New Enterprise Associates has launched a new investment initiative with the Hollywood talent agency Creative Artists Agency. The new partnership, called Connect Ventures, said it will identify and accelerate the growth of early-stage, consumer-focused businesses formed in the wake of the global pandemic. In a world where everything is a commodity and nothing is more commoditized than influence, t

5 VCs agree: COVID-19 reshaped adtech and martech

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We last surveyed VCs about their advertising and marketing investment strategies back in January — which is to say, in a completely different world, before the coronavirus pandemic began to wreak havoc on the global economy. While there don’t appea