Thursday, June 18, 2020

TPS Consulting Thursday Night Edition


Juneteenth Is Finally Entering the Mainstream American Consciousness. Now Make It An Official Federal Holiday

Google Doodle Juneteenth
16KLifehacker / 10h
Forget the 4th of July! Juneteenth is the day that should be celebrated by all as a pivotal point in America’s freedom story. Read more...

UK virus-tracing app switches to Apple-Google model

51KBBC News - Technology / 18h
Government now intends to launch an app in the autumn but it may still lack contact-tracing tech.

JetBlue announces 30 new routes, adds Mint service from Newark

1KThe Points Guy / 16h
JetBlue Airways is moving to fly where flyers want to go, adding 30 new routes even as demand for air travel remains well below 2019 levels amid the coronavirus pandemic. The new routes at the New York-based carrier will come from its focus cities and Florida between July and October, JetBlue said Thursday. The airline hopes the routes will help it generate revenue, reactivate aircraft and avoid

Three ways to reduce the impact of increased network use

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 13min
COVID-19 has put a great deal of pressure on network infrastructure. With millions of people working remotely for the foreseeable future, global internet usage will remain at record levels. Each remote worker now requires bandwidth for video conferencing , voice calls over Wi-Fi, instant messaging, and various workplace applications hosted in the cloud—this is before you take into consideration t

Nokia teases a Snapdragon 690-powered 5G smartphone

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 27min
Nokia has been doing a great job of offering multiple smartphones at each price segment, at least in the global market. A new development suggests that it will also be one of the first to bring 5G to affordable smartphones. HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, took to Twitter to congratulate Qualcomm on the launch on the Snapdragon 690 . He also talked about how it will help Nokia b

No, the Poco F2 Pro is not launching next month

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 28min
The Poco F2 Pro is not coming to India next month, disclosed Poco head C Manmohan for the first time in a YouTube interview yesterday amongst a host of other interesting things. This disclosure comes just after reports that Poco is prepping a new phone that will launch in the next 25 days. On the question that the Poco F2 Pro is coming to India, Manmohan said that the company doesn’t have a plan

Google is changing Play Store subscription policies - here's what we know

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Close on the heels of launching the Android 11 beta version, Google appears to have also updated some developer tools that allow app makers to market subscriptions on the Play Store itself. In other words, customers can purchase the subscription for an app without actually downloading it. And how would this happen? Google would change the Play Store layout to showcase subscriptions options alongs

Australia cyber attacks: PM Morrison warns of 'sophisticated' state hack

3KBBC News - Technology / 1h
The government and institutions are under threat from a "sophisticated" actor, PM Scott Morrison says.

Apple AirPower lives again in leaked images, and it may not have a Lightning port

Apple AirPower J. Prosser
44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Is Apple still working on its AirPower charging mat? Judging by this leaked image, yes – and we may know a little more about the tech giant’s long-delayed recharging accessory. What’s new? First, that the AirPower is still being developed. Leaker Jon Prosser tweeted a pair of photos purportedly showing the Apple charging pad (if you remember, he claimed the project was once again in development b

All the best deals on Amazon's range of popular devices

28Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: Save up to 50% on a wide range of Amazon devices , including smart speakers, tablets, and streaming sticks. Amazon has a wide range of popular devices including smart speakers, tablets, streaming sticks, and security cameras. These devices tend to all go on sale at the same time, so you need to be ready when they do. Fortunately for you, we are always ready. We have lined up all the best d

Australia faces 'state-based' cyber attack – here's how to protect yourself online

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed today that Australian organisations – both public and private – are being targeted by a large scale state-based cyber attacker. The Prime Minister says the threats are sophisticated, and are directed towards “all levels of government, industry, political organisations, education, health, essential service providers and operators of other critical infrast

Amazfit Stratos 3’s price revealed ahead of launch

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Amazfit Stratos 3 is soon going to be launched in India. The Flipkart teaser page with most of the details of the upcoming smartwatch and product page is live on the platform, which also gave away the price of the smartwatch. The price of the watch is set for Rs 13,999, but there is no information on the launch date or availability yet. Going by the company’s track record, we can expect the watch

Master Linux with this online class bundle

24Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: The Linux Essentials bundle is on sale for £31 as of June 19, saving you 88% on list price. When it comes to operating systems, Mac OS or Windows immediately come to mind. So it's understandable that aspiring programmers flock to those two because of their immense popularity and widespread use. However, there is another OS that is criminally underrated and always seems to be overlooked — L

Google marks Juneteenth with a video doodle and historical information

Google Juneteenth The Day
74Engadget / 2h
Along with many other corporations suddenly moved to demonstrate a deeper understanding of issues facing Black people in the US, this year is the first time Google’s posting a doodle for Juneteenth . An official state holiday in Texas, Juneteenth takes place every June 19th, in honor of the day in 1865 when a Union general proclaimed all slaves in the state were now free. It came months after the

Begin a career in photography with this masterclass

20Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: The Complete Guide to Photography course is on sale for £16 as of June 19, saving you 93% on list price. As the saying goes, a picture's worth a thousand words. Unlike the written word or some abstract painting, photography has the power to freeze a moment in time, transport us to a faraway land, or even start an explosive Twitter reaction. Nowadays, anyone can technically be a photographe

Google Doodle recognizes Juneteenth, unlike the federal government

Google Juneteenth The Day
32Mashable / 2h
Your Google homepage is ready for Juneteenth (even if the federal government somehow still doesn't acknowledge the long-celebrated holiday). On the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, Google debuted a new video Doodle for the holiday, which marks the true end of chattel slavery in the United States. Though the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, the abolition of chattel slavery had a much

Motorola Razr 2 might not be coming this year after all

SlashGear / 2h
Although it shared the foldable limelight with Motorola earlier this year, it seems that Samsung might be the only one left on stage this year. It’s expected to unveil not just one but two foldable phones in less than two months. And while it’s not the only major smartphone manufacturer competing in that space, a new rumor claims that Motorola … Continue reading

Canon's hotly anticipated EOS R5 and R6 could finally launch on July 9

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
It's been previously rumored that Canon would be announcing the highly anticipated EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless flagship in early July, but no specific date was whispered through the grapevine. Reliable leaker Canon Rumors , though, has been told by sources that the video powerhouse will officially be announced on July 9. The online rumors and photography site has also published an image depictin

Getting construction materials to jobsites faster nets GoFor Industries $9.8 million

Canada Apple/Google
52TechCrunch / 2h
GoFor Industries has built a business making sure that construction materials get where they need to go as soon as their customers need them there. It’s a last-mile delivery for construction materials can be hugely important for construction businesses since downtimes can cost money and time for projects that need to get done on time and on (or under) budget. That’s why a slew of investors led by

This 30.72TB SSD brings something exciting to the table

48TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
In the race to build the largest SSD, Kioxia (formerly known as Toshiba Memory) is playing catch up with Samsung Semiconductor as it brings the CM6 and PM6 to market. Both are 2.5-inch 15mm drives, with the former sporting a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface and the latter a dual-port 24G SAS (Serial-Attached SCSI) - a popular connector usually found in data centers and servers that delivers a staggering 24G

Apex Legends cross-play, Steam and Switch versions coming this Fall

20SlashGear / 3h
Despite how the Internet has connected us and made us closer, gaming is still pretty much like walled gardens separated according to platform boundaries. Even those games that are actually available across platforms mostly let you play only with others on the same platform. There is, however, a growing desire among gamers to be able to play with friends on … Continue reading

Somehow, Twitter does not have a team dedicated to accessibility

Twitter New Tweet iOS
40TechCrunch / 4h
Twitter does not have a team dedicated to accessibility, the company confirmed after a developer alluded to the fact. It’s a baffling omission for a company that employs some 4,000 people and a CEO who is often heard talking about doing the right thing. This is not to say that Twitter is a wasteland for accessibility features, though like any major platform it has a lot of room for improvement. B

AI recreates the painting techniques of famous artists

71Engadget / 4h
You can’t go back in time to see how Monet or Van Gogh made their masterpieces, but AI might give you the next best thing. MIT CSAIL researchers have created a machine learning system, Timecraft , that can deduce how a painting was produced and recreate the likely brushstrokes, even for famous artists. The design was first trained on 200 timelapse videos of digital and watercolor paintings, after

Star Wars: Squadrons gameplay trailer puts you in the pilot’s seat

SlashGear / 4h
There are often two or three things that Star Wars fans would probably like to be in a game adaption of the space opera franchise. One is to be a Jedi Knight or even a Sith, something that most Star Wars games have already delivered on repeatedly. The other is a space fighter pilot, either for the Empire or the … Continue reading

EA Originals adds three more indie games including Rocket Arena

SlashGear / 4h
Electronic Arts has announced new deals that will bring three new indie games to its EA Originals label that was announced in 2016. At the time, EA had said that it would work with small developers in order to help them make their games available to a larger audience. The company seeks out a few projects every year for its … Continue reading

Huawei Mate 30 might be delayed due to chip supply concerns

Schmidt Huawei Mate US
SlashGear / 4h
The new rules haven’t even been fully implemented yet but it’s already affecting the company due to the uncertainty it has suddenly found itself in regarding the phone’s most important component. Huawei has now been forced to take stock of its existing inventory of HiSilicon chips and reassess its capability to mass-produce its next batch of smartphones. This, in turn, … Continue reading

Canon EOS R6 could include huge video upgrade with 5K oversampled recording

52TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Canon has been teasing some powerful video specs for its upcoming EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless flagship, but the Japanese camera-maker has been tight-lipped when it comes to the R5's rumored smaller sibling, the EOS R6 . Despite the expectation that it will be a more affordable option, new reports today suggest the R6 won't be a slouch either. According to reliable revealer Canon Rumors , the EOS

Tesla wants a $68M property tax break to locate its Cybertruck gigafactory near Austin

Tesla Musk Austin Texas
64TechCrunch / 5h
Tesla is seeking up to $68 million in property tax abatement from a Texas school district to build a factory that will be used to produce Model Y crossovers for the East Coast market as well as its upcoming Cybertruck pickup. The application to the Del Valle School District located in Travis County southeast of Austin was made public by the Texas comptroller’s office Thursday and first reported b

NVIDIA GeForce NOW welcomes Square Enix back to streaming service

GeForce NOW Square Enix
SlashGear / 5h
NVIDIA had a very high-profile launch of its GeForce NOW game streaming service, but probably not in the way that it had hoped. Just days after it made the service available to the public, big-name publishers yanked out their games over alleged contractual misunderstandings. Since then, NVIDIA has been working quickly to compensate for those losses and the return of … Continue reading

'Lost in Random' is Tim Burton-like adventure game about dice

Lost Random Rocket Arena
64Engadget / 5h
EA’s next-gen game lineup includes more than just sports updates and spiritual sequels . The publisher and Zoink (of Fe fame) have unveiled Lost in Random , an action adventure with an unusual premise. You play Even, a girl in a stop motion-inspired land (think Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas ) where everyone’s outcome is decided by the roll of one dice — until you discover another di

EA gives a quick peek at next-gen 'FIFA 21' and 'Madden 21'

PS5 EA Madden FIFA 21
100+Engadget / 5h
During EA Play, we got a brief look at what to expect from EA Sports titles on next-gen consoles. Both FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21 will take advantage of haptic feedback on the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller as well as lightning-fast load times on that console and Xbox Series X. EA suggests you should expect more life-like player movements, rich weather detail and the “most authentic characte

Eric Schmidt says Huawei engaged in "unacceptable practices"

Schmidt Huawei Mate US
48TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Former executive chairman of Alphabet, Eric Schmidt has warned that Huawei poses challenges to national security and that the Chinese firm has engaged in “unacceptable practices”, in a recent interview with the BBC . After stepping down from his position of executive chairman at Google's parent company, Schmidt now chairs the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Board. In a BBC Radio 4 documentary, he c

Huawei P40 Pro teardown is almost too boring

Schmidt Huawei Mate US
SlashGear / 6h
Like a metaphorical rollercoaster ride, smartphone designs rise and fall in terms of interesting new fads and features. Of course, the same can be said for the internals that make those design changes even possible. After several innovations, it seems that smartphones are again settling down on more standard patterns and components. That seems to be the case, at least, … Continue reading

House Intelligence Committee grills Facebook over algorithms

Facebook Mark Zuckerberg
100+Engadget / 6h
The House Select Committee on Intelligence met with some of the top policy officials from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Thursday. The topic of the virtual hearing was election security and foreign interference ahead of the 2020 election. But though lawmakers pressed all the company officials in attendance on their efforts to combat election interference, Facebook, predictably, drew much of the sc

Cancer death risk skyrockets in people who are often sedentary

SlashGear / 6h
Many people find it hard to get adequate activity — time spent sitting on transportation, sitting at the office, sitting at appointments, and sitting at home add up, after all. Many studies have linked sedentary behaviors to various health issues, including the risk of developing cancer and premature death. A new study has found that in the people who are … Continue reading

Apex Legends is heading to the Nintendo Switch, with PS4/Xbox/PC crossplay coming this fall

Apex Legends Switch
71TechCrunch / 6h
Respawn just dropped a big ol’ bundle of news about its popular free-to-play Battle Royale shooter, Apex Legends, during a livestream event hosted by its parent company, EA. The key bits: Apex is coming to the Nintendo Switch this fall. Playing Apex up until now has meant camping in front of a TV (or rigging up something on your phone from a cloud streaming service, which… in a game as twitchy an

EA is bringing 'Skate' back

Skate 4 Years Game
100+Engadget / 6h
Yes, after years of rumors (not to mention near-constant fan demand), it’s finally happening: there’s a new Skate game in the works. There’s nothing to show at this stage (you’re looking at Skate 3 above). It’s “really early,” as the team explains. This does put the speculation to rest, though, and it’s safe to presume the new title will bring major strides forward in graphics and features when S

EA debuts 'Star Wars: Squadrons' gameplay

400+Engadget / 6h
During its Play Live online event on Thursday, EA gave fans their first look at the upcoming combat flight sim, Star Wars: Squadrons . Set in the venerated Star Wars universe, Squadrons offers both a single player campaign, where neophyte flyers can earn their wings, and an intense online multiplayer. The single-player story mode involves alternating missions between a pair of playable combat pil

Star Wars: Squadrons gameplay trailer reveals a true X-Wing successor

LEGO Star Wars SWS
44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
EA has released a gameplay trailer for Star Wars: Squadrons , the space combat game revealed earlier this week. It's touted as 'the definitive Star Wars pilot experience', and it looks terrific. Here's the trailer: It's played entirely in first-person for realism, with the entire HUD is presented in the cockpit of your starfighter. Ships are divided into classes, which are fighters, bombers, supp co-founder Dmitry Grishin has a new $100 million fund; he offers a look here

60TechCrunch / 6h
Grishin Robotics is an eight-year-old, Sand Hill Road venture firm that until now, has focused exclusively on the smart hardware industry. Yet a newly closed $100 million fund from family offices in the U.S. and Europe will see it widen its aperture a bit to include online gaming and interactive entertainment, productivity tools and education. It only makes sense, says firm founder Dmitry Grishin

The Five Best Carry-On Luggage Bags, According to Our Readers

Gizmodo / 6h
In our latest Co-op project , you guys let me have it for daring to think about taking a vacation during a pandemic. And I know, I know— cases are spiking in diverse places , and the thought of getting away from it all seems even more of an impossibility. Read more...

Amazon Touts AI for Social Distancing Amid Worker Complaints

100+Wired / 6h
Facing criticism over workplace safety, the company is using cameras, sensors, and augmented reality to warn employees when they're too close to one another.

The Best Sunscreens for Your Face, in Every SPF

20Lifehacker / 6h
If you’re still using the same skincare products in June that you were using in January, consider switching things up a bit: Your skin’s needs change with the seasons—that heavy moisturizer that soothed dry, chapped skin in the winter is going to feel horribly cloying on summer’s sticky, itchy skin. During the hotter… Read more...

Intel unveils 3rd generation Xeon CPUs: Cooper Lake is live

Intel AI Xeon Cooper Lake
48TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Intel has unveiled the 3rd generation of its Xeon Scalable processors which will enable customers to accelerate the development and use of AI and analytics workloads. The chip giant's new Xeon CPU is the first mainstream server processor with built-in bfloat16 support and this makes AI inference and training more widely deployable on general-purpose CPUs for applications that include image classi

'It Takes Two' is a co-op platformer from the creator of 'A Way Out'

Takes Two Hazelight Fares
51Engadget / 6h
The team behind A Way Out isn’t done with co-op games, it seems. Hazelight and EA have unveiled It Takes Two , a two-player action-adventure platformer with a very different setting than the earlier prison break title. You play Rose, a young girl whose parents may be close to divorce — you and a pal control the dolls she creates to represent her mom and dad. Hazelight’s Josef Fares didn’t dive to

Inside Dungeons & Dragons' Chilling New Adventure, Rime of the Frostmaiden

200+Gizmodo / 6h
Pack your bags with as many winter clothes and things to bludgeon giants with as you can, adventurers: Wizards of the Coast has unveiled the latest adventure module for Dungeons & Dragons ’ fifth edition . We’re heading off to Icewind Dale to uncover grand mysteries and sinister secrets. Read more...

With All Those Rental Cars Sitting At Airports, Some Are Going Missing

View from the Wing / 7h
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 ...

'Apex Legends' is coming to Switch and Steam this fall with cross-play

Apex Legends Switch
100+Engadget / 7h
EA Play kicked off with some big news for Apex Legends players. Starting this fall, it’ll support cross-play between PC, Xbox One and PS4. Oh, and Nintendo Switch when the game launches there in a few months. As with many other EA games, you’ll soon be able to play it through Steam as well as Origin. You can expect more details about the Switch version in the coming months. Along with those big u

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

400+One Mile at a Time / 7h
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. Fairmont’s “Stay Close” promo Fairmont is offering a great promotion whereby you can get a fre

Apex Legends is coming to Nintendo Switch – and crossplay is confirmed

Apex Legends Switch
75TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
First-person battle royale shooter Apex Legends is coming to Nintendo Switch and Steam, it's been announced by Respawn Entertainment during its EA Play Live stream. It's coming to both platforms this 'fall' (September through November). Apex Legends Crossplay will be added, too, uniting the player bases across the current and future platforms: PS4, Xbox One, or PC (and eventually Nintendo Switch)

Boris Johnson is repainting the UK prime minister’s plane from grey to red, white and blue — for $1.1 million

The Points Guy / 7h
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants the aircraft that he and senior members of the royal family use to look a little more representative of the country’s colors. His office said this week that the government’s official Airbus A330 was in the process of getting a red, white and blue “rebranding” to “better represent” the country when the aircraft travels internationally. Currently, the aircraft

NY City Council passes NYPD surveillance oversight bill

200+Engadget / 7h
In a stunning turn of events that seemed impossible just a month ago, the New York City Council on Thursday voted 44-6 -- a veto-proof majority -- in favor of passing the Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology (POST) Act. The bill will now head to Mayor Bill De Blasio for his signature within the next 30 days. The POST Act not only compels the NYPD to divulge the existence of its entire publ

Fortnite C2 Season 3 players find a new infinite metal glitch

SlashGear / 7h
Harvesting during a regular (that is, a non-Team Rumble) match in Fortnite requires quite a bit of time and effort, particularly if you’re trying to max out your materials without the aid of supply drops or other caches. Infinite harvesting glitches have proven useful in the past and now, only a day after the season’s release, another has been found … Continue reading

Google pushes “text fragment links” with new Chrome extension

84Ars Technica / 8h
The result of a text fragment link. Note the highlighted text and the URL. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] Google has been cooking up an extension to the URL standard called " Text Fragments ." The new link style will allow you to link not just to a page but to specific text on a page, which will get scrolled to and highlighted automatically once the page loads. It's like an anchor link, but with highlight

Britain Scraps Its Doomed Contact-Tracing App, Turns to Apple and Google for Help

Gizmodo / 8h
Britain swore an oath of sovereignty against Apple and Google earlier this year, resolving to devise a workable contact-tracing app that didn’t have to cave to Apple and Google’s user privacy demands. After numerous warnings from experts that the app simply wouldn’t work, the rollout has been delayed from May to… Read more...

Good American Luxury Jeans Are on Sale at Bottom Dollar-Prices, and There's Plus Sizes Too

20Lifehacker / 8h
When I won a gift card last year to Good American , a brand I’d never heard of, I never thought I’d become such a big fan. But hey, we all spend time trying to find jeans that fit perfectly, and for me Good American fit the bill. Read more...

Intel’s 3rd-generation Xeon Scalable CPUs offer 16-bit FPU processing

Intel Xeon Cooper Lake
76Ars Technica / 8h
Intel's focus on AI architecture is so deep that the actual SKU table seemed like little more than an afterthought. Also notice no prices are available. [credit: Intel ] Intel today announced its third-generation Xeon Scalable (meaning Gold and Platinum) processors, along with new generations of its Optane persistent memory (read: extremely low-latency, high-endurance SSD) and Stratix AI FPGA pro

Must-See: SAS Employees Create Music Video

100+One Mile at a Time / 8h
This can’t help but put a smile on my face. Scandinavian Airlines employees have created a music video to reflect the current times, and it’s really cute. As it’s described: This song and video was made with love for our job in aviation. It is dedicated to all SAS employees and to all Travelers who value and treasure the feeling of “coming home” when boarding an SAS Aircraft. Here’s the video: We

Watch EA Play Live with us starting at 6:40PM ET

Apex Legends N. Switch
40Engadget / 8h
EA fans, come out to Play. That intro only works if you say it in a creepy, sing-songy voice while clacking three glass bottles together, but you get the idea. EA Play Live is a digital marketing event hosted by Electronic Arts in lieu of its annual, in-person pre-E3 showcase, which was scrapped amid the coronavirus pandemic. The show kicks off at 7PM ET on YouTube and Twitch, and EA is poised to

Chrome extensions with 33 million downloads slurped sensitive user data

Google Chrome Galcomm
100+Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge (credit: Kate Ter Haar ) Browser extensions downloaded almost 33 million times from Google’s Chrome Web Store covertly downloaded highly sensitive user information, a security firm said on Thursday in a report that underscores lax security measures that continue to put Internet users at risk. The extensions, which Google removed only after being privately notified of them, actively siphon

We have work to do — TPG’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

The Points Guy / 8h
I started the Points Guy website 10 years ago this month. At the time, it was just me, writing stories about earning and using points and miles on nights and weekends. TPG was a hobby, a side hustle, a small operation. But TPG has grown into an international travel brand that employs 90 full-time employees and serves millions of readers every month. As it grew, TPG employed many distinct voices a

HBO makes Watchmen series free, but only for this weekend

SlashGear / 8h
In October 2019, HBO released the first episode in its original drama series Watchmen. The series is based on the graphic novel from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons; it received critical praise and high viewer ratings with a total of nine episodes in the first season. If you aren’t an HBO subscriber and haven’t had the chance to sign up … Continue reading

The Dwight Howard-Approved U2 Modular Pillow Kickstarter Campaign Goes Live Today

Lifehacker / 8h
U2 Modular Memory Foam Pillow | $49 | U2 Sleep Read more...

TikTok explains how the recommendation system behind its ‘For You’ feed works

TikTok Algorithm Europe
100+TechCrunch / 8h
Open up short-form video app TikTok and you’re met with a stream of popular videos, tailored to your own interests. But when your friend launches TikTok on their own phone, they’ll see something different. TikTok calls this main stream of content the “For You” feed because of how it’s personalized to the individual user. But how the recommendation system worked behind the scenes was something of

6 reasons why there’s never been a better time to visit Bermuda

42The Points Guy / 8h
Bermuda has long been one of my favorite destinations in the world, ever since I had a chance to visit for just the cost of taxes and fees thanks to my All You Can Jet Pass , which netted me unlimited travel on JetBlue for an entire month in 2010. It remains one of my top picks for an easy East Coast getaway — flights are often very inexpensive from the New York City area, and you can get there w

Gig workers to companies after BLM statements: 'Prove it'

Google Juneteenth The Day
100+Mashable / 9h
Black gig workers are calling out the empty gestures of solidarity and support from the companies they drive, deliver, and work for as so-called independent contractors as the Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum across the U.S. Black workers affiliated with the group Gig Workers Rising penned an open letter to the heads of Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Postmates, Instacart and others. In the lette

French Court Strikes Down Most of Online Hate Speech Law

France French Court
100+NYT > Technology / 9h
The court ruled that the new law disproportionately infringed on freedom of speech. It was a blow to the government’s efforts to regulate content on tech platforms.

Interview: Apple’s Schiller says position on Hey app is unchanged and no rules changes are imminent

100+TechCrunch / 9h
In a brief call today about Basecamp’s Hey email app from the iOS App Store, Apple’s Phil Schiller told me that there would currently be no changes to its rules that would allow the app to continue to be offered. “Sitting here today, there’s not any changes to the rules that we are considering,” Schiller said. “There are many things that they could do to make the app work within the rules that we

What Minnesota’s Protests Are Revealing About Covid-19 Spread

1KWired / 9h
After George Floyd’s killing, experts warned that demonstrations could set off new waves of infections. But early testing in Minneapolis tells another story.

OK, But How Big Is the PS5, Really?

PS5 Sony PlayStation
61Gizmodo / 9h
First came the memes about the PlayStation 5's swooped design, and now people are wondering just how big Sony’s next-generation console is going to be. From everything we’ve seen so far, the PS5 certainly looks like it will be a behemoth—it may even put your old DVD player and the original Xbox to shame. Sony hasn’t… Read more...

Matt Gaetz's bizarre shoutout to his son Nestor instantly became a copypasta meme

1KMashable / 9h
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz wants the world to know about his large adult son, Nestor, whose announcement is now a Twitter copypasta. Nestor's existence came up during a heated exchange about race and police reform between Rep. Gaetz and Rep. Cedric Richmond during a House Judiciary meeting on Thursday. During the discussion on whether to label antifa , the decentralized political protest movement, a

1958: When World Airlines Got Together To Make Sure Onboard Food Would Be Awful

27View from the Wing / 9h
A special IATA meeting was held in London to define a sandwich, and hear violations. The airline industry body declared that sandwiches had to be “cold… simple… unadorned… inexpensive” and had to “consist of a substantial and visible chunk of bread.” Moreover they could not contain anything “normally regarded as expensive or luxurious, such as smoked salmon, oysters, caviar, lobster, game, aspara

Join Us For Today’s OMAAT Virtual Happy Hour!

500+One Mile at a Time / 9h
Ben is hiking today, so Steph and I will be leading happy hour today . Bring your questions about National Parks, outdoor recreation, and other adventure travel — all Steph’s area of expertise. I don’t think we’ll do a brunch this weekend, given that it’s Father’s Day, but otherwise we’ll continue having a weekly virtual happy hour and weekly virtual brunch, as follows: A virtual happy hour every

Cisco fixes major security flaws in Webex on Windows and Mac

53TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Cisco has addressed two high severity vulnerabilities in its Webex video conferencing software that could have allowed unprivileged attackers to run programs and code on vulnerable systems. The two vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2020-3263 and CVE-2020-3342, affect Cisco Webex Meetings Desktop App releases earlier than version 39.5.12. and all Webex users should update their software to the lates

Spotify will soon offer exclusive DC Comics podcasts from Warner Bros

Bros. Spotify Warner DC
SlashGear / 9h
Spotify is the latest company to ink a deal for exclusive superhero podcasts. The announcement was made on Thursday, with Spotify saying that Warner Bros. will release exclusive Spotify podcasts based on characters from the DC Comics universe. The multiyear deal will cover narrative, scripted podcasts, according to Spotify, which says this is the first partnership that involves the full … Continu

The Pentagon Is Worried a Space Nuke Will Fry Its Satellites

300+Futurism / 9h
Space Nukes The U.S. Department of Defense released a new space strategy report on Wednesday. I n it, the military revealed that it’s concerned that nukes detonated in space could wipe out its fleet of satellites. It’s not a new concern, since space nukes were originally banned in the 1967 Outer Space Treaty. But all the same, Business Insider reports that the Pentagon is particularly concerned t

Buy Iberia Avios With A 50% Bonus (1.3 Cents Each)

300+One Mile at a Time / 9h
Citi is an advertising partner of OMAAT Often buying points can represent a great value , especially for first and business class award redemptions, where redeeming miles represents a disproportionately good deal. For those who like to buy miles, another airline has just rolled out a promotion on purchased miles, and it’s potentially a very good deal. Iberia Offering 50% Bonus On Purchased Avios

How to Make It Through Father's Day If It's Difficult for You

38Lifehacker / 9h
Like Mother’s Day —or most holidays , really—Father’s Day can be polarizing. For some, it’s a fun excuse to get the family together (well, maybe not this year) to have a barbecue and shower Dad with gifts. But for others, it triggers upsetting memories. If you fall into that second category, getting through the third… Read more...

Facebook pledges $200 million to support Black-owned businesses

Facebook Mark Zuckerberg
200+Engadget / 9h
Earlier this month, Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook would give $10 million to groups working on racial justice. Since then, Apple has pledged $100 million to foster racial equity, Google said it will contribute $175 million and YouTube has committed $100 million. Not to be outdone, Facebook announced today that it will now spend $200 million to support Black-owned businesses and organizations. Of t

Hubble Captures Heartbreaking Images of Dying Stars

500+Futurism / 9h
A new study sheds reveals the spectacular final stages of stars nearing the end of their lives. Using fresh observations of two distant nebulas collected in multi-wavelength form by NASA’s Hubble space telescope, a team of astronomers made several new discoveries about what stars go through as they die. “These new multi-wavelength Hubble observations provide the most comprehensive view to date of

Mask or No Mask, Anti-Fog Coating Is Free at GlassesUSA With Any Purchase Over $100

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TwitchCon San Diego has been canceled

67Engadget / 10h
Twitch has canceled TwitchCon San Diego, the annual event it runs to showcase what’s next for the streaming platform and to bring its community together. It cited "restrictions on large gatherings and ongoing concerns for the health and safety of our community" due to the COVID-19 pandemic as entirely understandable reasons for nixing the event, which had been set to run from September 25th to 27

Is Your Employer Required to Report Workplace Cases of COVID-19?

28Lifehacker / 10h
Though no one seems to have told the coronavirus , apparently the pandemic is over. Certainly lockdowns are easing and many of us have been or will soon be required to report back to the workplace—if you haven’t still been going there all along. With new cases of the virus on the rise and little to national appetite… Read more...

Here's a First Glimpse at Samsung's Galaxy Watch 3

Samsung Galaxy Watch GW
20Gizmodo / 10h
We’ve been hearing rumors about all the devices—including a brand new smartwatch—that Samsung might show off at its upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event. But new leaked photos may have just given us the first look at the Galaxy Watch 3. Read more...

SDCC Halts Eisner Awards Voting Due to Weird Security Screw-Up

56Gizmodo / 10h
The ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic forced San Diego Comic-Con to go entirely digital this year. But voting for the annual Eisner Awards was meant to go rather smoothly as people could participate through an online portal put together with SDCC’s organizers . Just as the deadline for voting was seemingly extended ,… Read more...

2021 Ford F-150 new lights, tech & an unusual seat teased

Ford Mustang Mach-E
SlashGear / 10h
Ford will double down on tech and cabin features in the new 2021 F-150, though the biggest changes to the best-selling pickup look set to be hidden from sight. The automaker plans to reveal the new truck on June 25, though a combination of leaked and early-announced features have already given us a solid idea of what to expect. It’s … Continue reading

New Plan to Deflect Killer Asteroids: Tie Their Shoelaces Together

200+Futurism / 10h
See You Next Fall If it comes down to stopping a killer asteroid before it ends life on Earth, a technique similar to a classic schoolyard prank might be what saves the world. Basically, scientists suggest tethering the inbound killer asteroid to another one, according to research published last month in The European Physical Journal Special Topics . Doing so would send both objects careening awa

This New RNA-Based Health Intelligence Service Is the Ultimate Gut Health Tool

Futurism / 10h
When it comes to living a happy and fulfilling life, the importance of good health cannot be overstated. Though it’s not an end in itself, good health helps make all the things that really matter possible. So what steps are you taking to make sure your health is as strong as it possibly can be? Thanks to decades of advanced scientific research, today we know more about the foundations of good hea

GameClub brings its subscription-based gaming catalog to Android

GameClub Service Android
100+TechCrunch / 10h
Subscription-based access to mobile gaming content is fueling new services like Apple Arcade and Google Play Pass . Last fall, a startup called GameClub entered the mix , as well, to test the idea that subscriptions could also produce new revenue streams for some of mobile gaming’s greatest hits. At launch, GameClub’s $5 per month subscription service was available only on iOS, offering access to

Plume is building a healthcare service specifically for the transgender community

300+TechCrunch / 10h
Plume , the Denver-based startup that provides hormone replacement therapies and medical consultations tailored to the trans community, could not be launching at a time when the company’s services are more needed. It’s no hyperbole to say that transgender citizens in the United States are under attack. Whether from government policies that are intended to defund their access to insurer-provided m

Study links staying up late with big impact on emotions, performance

SlashGear / 10h
If you’ve been staying up later than usual to finish a work project or study for a big test, you may be harming your long-term performance and your mood, a new study warns. Researchers with the Norweigan University of Science and Technology found that it only takes a few days of staying up a couple of hours past bedtime to … Continue reading

Could iOS 14 actually be called iPhone OS? This leaker thinks so

69TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
As the Apple WWDC 2020 keynote approaches, we may see some rebranding of the company's software: a leak claims that iOS will be renamed iPhone OS. That comes courtesy of noted leaker Jon Prosser. This time, he simply tweeted ‘iPhone OS’: Given the proximity to Apple’s WWDC 2020 event, which starts June 22, it’s possible that Apple will take the opportunity to rebrand iOS to iPhone OS, if this twe

Mask or No Mask, Anti-Fog Coating Is Free at GlassesUSA With Any Purchase Over $100

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Honeywell will let other companies tap into its quantum computer

100+Engadget / 10h
Honeywell's quantum computer is now commercially available after it was first announced in March . The company, best known in the US for making thermostats, says enterprise customers can access the machine either directly through one of its own interfaces or via Microsoft's Azure Quantum portal . As it did when it unveiled the device, Honeywell claims it's the world's most powerful quantum comput

iPhone 12 and Pro prices could excite longtime holdouts

Apple 2020 iPhone 12
23SlashGear / 10h
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro (as they’re called until Apple officially acknowledges their existence) may create an undeniable value proposition for longtime iPhone holdouts. If what we’ve seen in the pricing setup rumor mill turns out entirely accurate, we’ll see not just one or two new iPhones, and not just one or two different price points for a … Continue reading

Nintendo Isn't Sure What to Do About Your 'Animal Crossing' Trafficking Scheme

40How-To Geek / 10h
Under the cute veneer of Animal Crossing: New Horizons hides a dubious black market, where animals, rare furniture, and bags of digital currency are exchanged for real-world cash. Nintendo is well aware of your Raymond eBay store, but the company isn’t entirely sure what to do about it. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Synology DS220+ NAS Review: An Affordable Workhorse for Every Home

How-To Geek / 10h
For some time, we’ve said one of the best Network Attached Storage (NAS) units you can buy is the Synology DS218+ model. It’s affordable, flexible, quiet, and doesn’t take up much space. But at two years old, it’s long in the tooth. That’s ok, the Synology DiskStation DS220+ is here to take its place, and you get everything we’ve come to love from the old model with some improvements. Read This A

Guinness reinstates Billy ‘King of Kong’ Mitchell’s world records

Guinness Mitchell DK
1KEngadget / 11h
Billy "Video Game Player of the Century" Mitchell has been vindicated. Today, Guinness World Records reinstated the Donkey Kong and Pac-Man records that were stripped from Mitchell in 2018. Once again, Mitchell holds the first perfect score on Pac-Man and several records for the highest score on Donkey Kong . He has also redeemed recognition as the first player to reach the kill screen on Donkey

Perk Up Your Iced Coffee With Cocktail Bitters

100+Lifehacker / 11h
We have already established that cocktail bitters go beyond the cocktail. They bring depth to lemonade , flavor to royal icing , and sophistication to potato salad . It should come as no surprise then that they’re also very good in iced coffee. Read more...

5 International Sci-Fi Shows Worth Checking Out on Netflix

200+Gizmodo / 11h
Science fiction has a rich history in countless cultures, from the Epic of Gilgamesh to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea . And Netflix has been getting in on the action for a while now. Here are our five picks for international sci-fi shows you should definitely check out on the streaming platform. Read more...

Deal alert: Nonstop flights to South America in 2021 from $232 round-trip

The Points Guy / 11h
Editor’s note: As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. If South America is on your list of places to visit once travel returns, you’re in luck. We’re curre

Mapillary, the crowdsourced database of street-level imagery, has been acquired by Facebook

200+TechCrunch / 11h
Mapillary, the Swedish startup that wants to take on Google and others in mapping the world via a crowdsourced database of street-level imagery, has been acquired by Facebook, according to the company’s blog . Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed. The Mapillary team and project will become part of Facebook’s broader open mapping efforts. Mapillary also says its “commitment to OpenStreetMap st

Tech companies just found out about Juneteenth, and this is what they’re doing

Google Juneteenth The Day
100+TechCrunch / 11h
In light of the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and Rayshard Brooks, as well as the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, Juneteenth has quickly made its way onto the radar of tech companies. On June 19, 1865, slaves in Galveston, Texas, became aware of their freedom. This was about two months after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered in Virginia and more than two-and-half

How to Trade in Your MacBook at an Apple Store

Apple USB 2.0 MacBook
45Lifehacker / 11h
Apple has accepted MacBook trade-ins for years, but only by mail. The company has finally lifted this restriction, and customers in the U.S. and Canada can hand over their old MacBooks at their local Apple Stores in exchange for credit that can be used immediately towards a new purchase (or applied to an Apple Store… Read more...

Apple’s Rejection of Facebook’s Gaming App Conveniently Leaks Just When Everyone’s Mad at Apple

Apple 14 App Store
100+Gizmodo / 11h
Facebook released a stand-alone gaming app in April, but, try as it might, the company can’t convince Apple to allow it in the iOS App Store. Facebook has submitted the app five times, in fact, according to the New York Times . The reason? Apple doesn’t allow apps that are essentially storefronts for distributing… Read more...

Google’s new social network Keen: How does it work?

Google 120 Pinterest Keen
SlashGear / 11h
Keen is a new social network from Google and the creators at Google Area 120. It’s an experimental sort of system in which users can create a “Keen” with a set of keywords for their interests. These “Keens” automatically retrieve “resources” (webpages and articles and such) for the user at user-set intervals of time. You can also “collaborate” on a … Continue reading

Antigua has been open for two weeks; here are the rules for visiting

59The Points Guy / 11h
The Caribbean twin islands of Antigua and Barbuda reopened to tourists in early June. But it’s taken two weeks for the country to offer clear guidance for hopeful visitors. TPG’s Brian Kelly canceled a June trip to Antigua last minute due to the lack of information on permitted activities. However, the nation finally updated its website this past week with travel guidelines, although not everythi

JetBlue Brings Mint To Newark, Adds Leisure Routes

67One Mile at a Time / 11h
JetBlue has just announced some route additions for the coming months, including some exciting new markets that will feature JetBlue’s Mint service. JetBlue is adding 30 new domestic routes, specifically to serve customers in markets where leisure and VFR (visiting friends and relatives) travel is showing signs of strength. This is because business travel is facing a less certain recovery timelin

US set to block activation of controversial undersea web cable

Hong Kong US China
44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The US government will likely block the activation of an undersea web cable linking the US to Hong Kong over fears of Chinese data theft. The Pacific Light Cable Network was first announced in 2016 as a partnership between Google, Facebook and other companies with the aim of boosting internet speeds and capacity between North America and Asia. However, a US government committee known as “Team Tel

This is AMD’s secret weapon against Intel and it could change personal computing forever

AMD Ryzen 2080 Corsair
100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
AMD’s big announcement this week was the launch of the new Ryzen 3000 XT CPUs - a stopgap between the current generation and the Ryzen 4000 series expected to launch later this year. Tucked away at the foot of the press release is mention of something that might become a fundamental part of AMD’s toolset, sooner rather than later, as it seeks to compete more sustainably with arch nemesis Intel. T

Apple Podcasts may get personalized recommendations in iOS 14

Apple 14 App Store
74Engadget / 11h
The upcoming iOS 14 software release will include some notable changes to the Apple’s Podcasts app, such as a feature that suggests podcasts you may like based on what you currently listen to, according to 9to5Mac . The leak comes ahead of the virtual WWDC next Monday, where Apple is expected to reveal more about iOS 14. The new podcast feature will reportedly work similar to Apple Music’s “For Y

Elgato Wave:1 and Wave:3 microphones are made for loud streamers

SlashGear / 11h
Elgato Gaming has introduced two new microphones, the Wave:1 and Wave:3. Both models are targeted at podcasters, streamers, and anyone else who needs to record high-end audio, but the latter of the two models brings something extra special with it, offering a few more features and a higher price tag. Both models feature proprietary tech that prevents distortion even if … Continue reading

Crayta Stadia “free” launch better battle Fortnite, Minecraft, and Roblox

SlashGear / 11h
Crayta is a game that’ll be launched on Google Stadia first, for free, just so long as you have a Stadia Pro subscription. You can also purchase the game on its own, on Stadia, for approximately $40 USD. But why would you want to buy this game you might never have heard of before right this minute? Crayta will have … Continue reading

Track Your Spending with Microsoft's New 'Money' Template for Excel

100+Lifehacker / 11h
If you’re tired of using third-party services to track your spending—either because they aren’t as useful as you thought they would be or you’re concerned about giving third-party services access to your bank account and credit cards—you can now connect your various financial accounts directly to Microsoft Excel. All… Read more...

‘Miss Juneteenth’ director talks about capturing her hometown on film

48Mashable / 11h
'Miss Juneteenth' director Channing Godfrey crafts a complex film about family, community and history. Read more... More about Film , Mashable Video , Independent Film , Juneteenth , and Entertainment

The new 'Baldur's Gate 3' gameplay is a testament to how far we've come

Baldur Icewind Dale
52Mashable / 11h
It's abundantly clear that Baldur's Gate 3 is an immense game, and Thursday's gameplay demonstration during IGN's Summer of Gaming left a mark in showing just how far role-playing video games have come over the years. The new Baldur's Gate 3 gameplay starts off with a combat scenario against goblins, followed by a tense conversation that players will have to navigate through and a deeper dive int

Your Home Gym Needs These Underrated Upgrades

57Lifehacker / 11h
I’ve been training at home since March, and I’ve gotten to know my home gym (aka “some piles of rusty stuff in my garage”) pretty well during this time. Besides the obvious—weights and such—it turns out there are a few little things that can make a garage feel a bit more like a real gym. Read more...

A New York Primary Challenger Shows Why the Green New Deal Has to Take on the Military

100+Gizmodo / 11h
The U.S. military is the world’s largest institutional consumer of fossil fuels. Yet the carbon footprint of warfare hasn’t been a central focus of the U.S. climate movement. Even the game-changing Green New Deal resolution that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey introduced last year—the most… Read more...

Your Coronavirus Antibodies Might Fade After Just a Few Months

1KFuturism / 11h
After your immune system fights off a disease, conventional wisdom dictates that your body builds up resistance to it in the future. Unfortunately, when it comes to COVID-19, the reality may be more complex. The main way that the immune system builds up resistance is by producing antibodies , which are proteins coded to hunt down specific pathogens. Sometimes, these antibodies fend off disease fo

One Cruise Line Restarts July 11. What Cruises Are Going To Look Like

29View from the Wing / 12h
They claim they can offer "no cases of COVID-19 contamination" through "100 percent monitoring of people and goods before boarding" and strict health protocols. There are great protocols, but there are two problems that are stoppers. Continue reading ...

Who’s writing first checks into startups?

200+TechCrunch / 12h
Over the past two decades, the venture capital industry has exploded beyond anyone’s wildest imaginations. What began as a sleepy industry in Boston and Menlo Park has now expanded to dozens of cities the world over. The National Venture Capital Association estimates that VCs deployed more than $130 billion in 2018 and 2019, and thousands of new investors have joined the ranks in recent years to

How we’re rebuilding the VC industry

100+TechCrunch / 12h
The venture capital industry is less transparent today than at any time in recent memory. For all the talk about expanding access and improving its sordid record on diversity, in reality, it has never been harder for founders to figure out who can even write a check to their startups in the first place. When I first returned to TechCrunch after my second stint in venture capital, my first piece w

A robot sloth will (very slowly) survey endangered species

300+Engadget / 12h
Most animal-inspired robots are designed to move quickly, but Georgia Tech’s latest is just the opposite. Their newly developed SlothBot is built to study animals, plants and the overall environment below them by moving as little as possible. It inches along overhead cables only when necessary, charging itself with solar panels to monitor factors like carbon dioxide levels and weather for as long

A Small Company Is Quietly Planning a Moon Mission Next Year

1KFuturism / 12h
Moon Orbiter Aerospace startup Rocket Lab is planning a private mission to the Moon in 2021, The Verge reports — meaning that, if it’s successful, it’ll become the first-ever commercial lunar orbiter. The California-based aerospace startup is hoping to send its CAPSTONE spacecraft to orbit the Moon and to test out navigation systems, laying groundwork for future visits. The company isn’t starting

Make a COVID-19 Backup Plan Before You Return to the Office

70Lifehacker / 12h
After months of working from home and only from home, you might be excited by the prospect of going back to your office. Shared microwaves! Water-cooler chit-chat! Conference room reservations running over! All inconveniences of the past, but novelties of the new normal. Read more...

Elgato's first USB microphones are aimed at streamers

74Engadget / 12h
Whether you stream your game sessions, run a podcast or record vocal performances, you need a decent mic. Elgato is throwing its hat into the USB mic ring with its new Wave 1 and Wave 3 units -- which shouldn’t be a shock since Corsair has been using the brand to cater to streamers since it acquired the company a few years ago. But given that these are Elgato’s first attempts at USB mics, the res

Google updates mesh WiFi routers to make slow internet more usable

SlashGear / 12h
Google’s mesh routers are getting a WiFi update to make the experience of slower internet connections less frustrating, including greater control over priority devices like a work laptop. The new update is being released for both Nest Wifi and its predecessor Google Wifi, the company says, and will be installed automatically. Google isn’t saying exactly what technical changes are behind … Continu

Apple Now Supports In-Store Mac Trade-Ins

40Gizmodo / 12h
Apple users will now be able to trade-in their old Macs in physical Apple Stores rather than having to use the company’s online system for these devices. Read more...

"Why do LGBTQ people love superheroes?": Queer celebs discuss their Batman and Bond obsessions

100+Lifehacker / 12h
Is James Bond a gay icon? Despite his (often) problematic, womanizing ways, why do so many queer people cite the “Double-O” agent as a childhood idol? Those are the million-dollar questions that inspired us to launch our new video series, Why We Love, with an episode dedicated to the mainstream action heroes that… Read more...

Introduction: The Last Trip (For Now)

78One Mile at a Time / 12h
I’ve been sitting on this trip report for three months now (where have three months gone?) because it just hasn’t felt like the right time to talk about travel details, and this particular trip was odd from the start. This trip took place in early March, right at the start of this Pernicious Meantime we are all living in, and can only be relayed through that lens. We are all familiar with the Bef

'Spider-Man: Miles Morales' is about half as long as the original game

Miles Morales Spider-Man
200+Engadget / 12h
The existence of Spider-Man: Miles Morales was only confirmed a week ago, but the messaging about what the probable PS5 launch title actually is has been messy to say the least. It seemed for a hot minute that it’d be an expansion to PS4’s Spider-Man , but Insomniac soon made it clear that it’s a standalone game. The developer has now gone into more detail about what you can expect when you get y

Cash crunch forces British Airways to sell its famous lounge art collection

The Points Guy / 12h
British Airways, like airlines around the world , is facing an unprecedented financial challenge. Back in April, the cash-strapped airline announced it would lay off 12,000 employees — over a quarter of its workforce. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Now, the airline is quietly selling one of its most valuable assets: its art collection. T

This Giant Battery Is Powered by Compressed Air

200+Futurism / 12h
Air Power In order to make renewable energy more efficient, a U.K. power company is building a giant energy storage facility that uses compressed air to store energy like a giant battery. When the facility is complete, it will use surplus electricity to compress a giant air tank so much that the air turns into a liquid, The Guardian reports . The air can then be decompressed to power a giant turb

Where Black Lives Matter Protesters Stream Live Every Day: Twitch

200+NYT > Technology / 12h
The Amazon-owned site, known for showing video game play, has become a hub for airing the sit-ins and marches over racial inequality.

How to Use Shortcuts in iOS

Castro Siri Shortcuts
72Lifehacker / 12h
The Shortcuts app is a powerful automation tool that could help you optimize your life and save a lot of time on everyday tasks. In the video above, I share some ways I use Shortcuts and the resources I used to learn more about them. Read more...

Give Your Wrists Some Relief With This $8 Wrist Rest for Keyboards

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Rosewill Wrist Rest for Keyboards | $8 | Newegg Read more...

Windows 10 update can chop RAM hog Chrome

20SlashGear / 12h
The latest Windows 10 update appears to roll with a feature that allows the user to cut the amount of RAM used by the Google Chrome web browser. Window 10 May 2020 Update, also known as update 20H1, cuts RAM use for Win32 apps aplenty. If you’re the sort of person that uses Microsoft’s own Edge web browser, you might … Continue reading

Gaming's response to BLM: Louder than expected, but just the bare minimum

26Mashable / 12h
Jess Joho, Jordan Minor, and Jeffrey L. Wilson discuss the video game industry’s response to the ongoing protests. What should these companies do to truly show their commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement? Read more... More about Sony , Mashable Video , Black Lives Matter , Video Games , and Summer Of Gaming

Google's Area 120 reveals Pinterest-like app called Keen

Google 120 Pinterest Keen
45Engadget / 12h
The latest experiment to come out of Google’s Area 120 sounds an awful lot like Pinterest. The new web and Android app, Keen, encourages users to make a “Keen” (essentially a Pinterest board) about any topic they’d like. Users can add links, photos and other resources, invite friends to collaborate and follow “Keens” they find interesting. Behind the scenes, Google will use its machine learning t