Tuesday, June 02, 2020

TPS Consulting Tuesday Afternoon Edition

TECHNOLOGY AND MORE!




How to Cop-Proof Your Phone Before Heading to a Protest

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At some point, everyone reaches a limit where they can no longer sit back and stay silent about injustice in the world. However, if you do plan on attending a protest— even a peaceful one —there are some important precautions you should take with your phone before you go. Read more...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 4 and CoD: Mobile Season 7 have been postponed indefinitely

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare , Warzone and Call of Duty: Mobile ’s upcoming season have been postponed indefinitely by publisher Activision. The announcement was made on the official Call of Duty Twitter account, which states “While we all look forward to playing the new seasons of Modern Warfare, Warzone and Call of Duty: Mobile, now is not the time. We are moving the launches of Modern Warfare

BMW insists you’ll love this controversial new 4 Series Coupe grille

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BMW has a new 4 Series Coupe to tempt you into dealerships, but the most controversial change may well be the new, vertical kidney grille. No recent BMW has escaped comment when it comes to their nose styling but, far from taming its exterior designers, the automaker has only leaned into their love-it-or-hate-it aesthetic. The 2021 4 Series Coupe is … Continue reading


Is Chase’s New “Pay Yourself Back” Feature Worth It?

One Mile at a Time / 12min
We’ve seen card issuers add a variety of temporary perks to cards, in light of current circumstances. This has especially been the case on premium travel cards, given how few people are traveling right now. A few days ago Chase announced some limited time benefits for the two Sapphire Cards , and in this post I wanted to take a closer look at the “Pay Yourself Back” feature, and discuss the value

How to Responsibly Share News About Protests

20Lifehacker / 15min
There’s a flood of information about what’s going on in the nationwide protests against police brutality. Snippets of news go viral, one tweet or clip at a time: a thing a protester does, a thing a police officer does. Before you share anything, take a minute to ask yourself these questions. Read more...

COVID-19 privacy protection bill introduced with bipartisan support

Ars Technica / 19min
Enlarge / A global pandemic is no excuse for sticking your nose in other people's private data. (credit: Getty Images ) A group of lawmakers from both parties is putting forth legislation that aims to protect Americans' privacy and personal data while advancing public health initiatives in the face of COVID-19. Well over 100,000 people in the United States have died as a result of the current pan

Killing the Coronavirus With UV Light Shows Promise

300+Futurism / 20min
We’ve known for a century that UVC light, a highly energetic shortwave form of UV light, is capable of destroying viruses on a cellular level — and scientists are hopeful the same technology could be used against the coronavirus that causes COVID. China has been leading the charge, using UVC light to clean bank notes , disinfect public buses , and zap viruses inside hospitals . US cities are also

Welcome to the New Gizmodo Dot Com

Gizmodo / 22min
You’re not just seeing things due to lack of sleep and an overwhelming news cycle. Gizmodo dot com now looks a whole lot different! I know, I know—change sucks. But don’t stress. It’ll be fine—better than fine, in fact, as our redesigned homepage makes it easier to quickly find the wide array of news, reviews,… Read more...

What Does It Mean to Have Recovered From COVID-19?

20Lifehacker / 29min
In addition to the tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases, there is a secondary count of the number of people who have recovered from the infection. What does it mean, to be counted as someone who has recovered from COVID-19? What does that look like? Read more...

Here's a Quick Look at All the New Features in Early Android 11 Beta

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Even though tomorrow’s originally scheduled Android 11 Beta Show has been postponed, it appears Google has also begun sending out the Android 11 beta to a handful of users even earlier than expected. Read more...

Breast cancer ‘switch’ found to turn off aggressive growth and spread

SlashGear / 41min
A new study details a potential breakthrough in breast cancer research and it involves what scientists refer to as a genetic ‘switch.’ The research comes from Tulane University where researchers discovered the gene behind the most aggressive form of breast cancer, as well as a way to ‘turn off’ this gene to put the brakes on cancer growth and spread. … Continue reading

Security incidents at US federal agencies declined last year

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The White House has revealed that that the number of cybersecurity incidents recorded at US federal agencies went down by eight percent last year in a new report filed with Congress. The White House's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) compiled the report which contained data regarding the types of security incidents that took place at government agencies in 2019. The Federal Information Secur

Total War Saga: Troy will be free at release if you’re quick

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The next game in the Total War Saga series is on the way, and today Sega and Creative Assembly made a rather big announcement about the title. For starters, Creative Assembly has confirmed that Total War Saga: Troy will be an Epic Games Store exclusive title for one year – with a release date of August 13th, 2020 for the … Continue reading

Tear Gas Is Dangerous and Should Be Illegal

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Tear gas is a chemical weapon that is banned for use in warfare , yet U.S. police have repeatedly deployed it against people protesting police brutality and anti-black violence this week. Though it’s considered a non-lethal weapon, tear gas is actually far more dangerous than advertised, and is often used without any… Read more...

California Supreme Court Rules Cops Can't Bury Public Record Requests With Redaction Fees

Gizmodo / 51min
A recent California Supreme Court decision has ruled that government agencies in the state can’t pass on the costs of privacy redactions in the course of fulfilling records requests. According to the ruling, the cost of redacting records that citizens file under the California Public Records Act (CPRA) falls on the… Read more...

France releases a voluntary contact tracing app

33Engadget / 54min
The French government has released a contract tracing app, called StopCovid, to notify people when they’ve been in contact with someone who is later diagnosed with COVID-19, as reported by Bloomberg . Usage of the app is entirely voluntary in France, although the effectiveness of contact tracing depends on how many people are using it. Buoyed by the release of the Apple-Google framework for conta

Global PC shipments set to drop 7% in 2020

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New numbers from Canalys project a 7% drop in global PC sales, owing to financial strains. The category is one of countless impacted by the COVID-19-related shutdowns, but the group notes that the virus’s direct impact is mostly behind the industry, due to the rebounding of China’s supply chain. A resulting global recession, on the other hand, is expected to continue to have a notable impact on t

Freshen up Your Carpet With $200 off This Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Total Clean Upright Vacuum

24Lifehacker / 57min
Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Total Clean Upright Vacuum | $300 | NewEgg Read more...

These JBL Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headphones Are 20% Off

Gizmodo / 57min
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Select IHG properties temporarily unavailable using free-night certificates

The Points Guy / 1h
Last week, IHG Rewards officially implemented dynamic award pricing across much of it’s portfolio. This development was a long time coming; the company indicated this was coming in its 2019 year-end report, and it quietly took effect in the Greater China region earlier this year. Now, you’ll see a range of award prices for most hotels and resorts under the IHG umbrella. For more TPG news delivere

The Apple Watch Series 5 is down to its lowest price yet today

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Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a sizable discount on the Apple Watch Series 5, the most recent entry in Apple's smartwatch lineup. Amazon currently has select 40mm models available for $300 , which is $100 off Apple's MSRP and about $85 its usual going rate online. You'll see a notice on eligible product pages that says the full discount is visible at checkout.

Peloton’s fitness app finally lands on Apple TV

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Since announcing in March that they were extending the free trial of their digital subscription from 30 to 90 days for a short time, Peloton has been rolling out more support for TV screens, adding Android TV back in April and announcing today that they’ve launched an official Apple TV app. Shelter-in-place and the associated shutdowns of gyms across the country have led to a surge in sales of at

Intel’s 8th-generation Coffee Lake processors reach end of life this year

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Intel has announced plans to discontinue its 8th-generation Coffee Lake CPUs. The chipmaker has issued a product change notice (PCN) confirming the discontinuation of its 8th-generation Core desktop processor family up to the flagship Intel Core i7-9700K , along with Pentium Gold and Celeron processors based on the 14nm Coffee Lake silicon. Intel isn’t yet calling time on its Coffee Lake-based Xe

Pitch deck teardown: The making of Atlassian’s 2015 roadshow presentation

85TechCrunch / 1h
In 2015, Atlassian was preparing to go public, but it was not your typical company in so many ways. For starters, it was founded in Australia, it had two co-founder co-CEOs, and it offered collaboration tools centered on software development. That meant that the company leaders really needed to work hard to help investors understand the true value proposition that it had to offer, and it made the

Rare miniature rock art found in Australia

33Ars Technica / 1h
(credit: Brady et al. 2020) Ancient artists used several techniques to paint images on rock. Sometimes they drew by hand, but other times they would place an object like a hand, a leaf, or a boomerang against the wall and spatter it with paint, leaving behind a spray of color surrounding a silhouette of the object. This may sound like a simple way to produce art, but there's new evidence that it

Author Max Brooks on What Fascinates Him About Bigfoot

Gizmodo / 1h
Max Brooks is probably best known as the author of World War Z —the excellent 2006 zombie apocalypse tale that was adapted into a so-so 2013 movie . He’s back with another outstanding survival story, Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre , and io9 got a chance to talk with him all about it. Read more...

Hilton Honors Selling Points For 0.5 Cents Each (Last Chance)

500+One Mile at a Time / 1h
In March Hilton Honors rolled out their latest promotion on purchased points, which is in line with the best promos they offer. This promotion is set to expire tomorrow, so this is a reminder that if you’re interested, you should buy points ASAP. Let me note that most people probably shouldn’t be buying points right now . There’s so much uncertainty, and I’m sure we’ll see all kinds of great offe

Leak offers an early look at Google's rumored Android TV dongle

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Google’s rumored Android TV dongle just got a bit more tangible. XDA-Developers has obtained what it says are early renders of the media hub, codenamed “Sabrina.” Sure enough, the device (reportedly Nest-branded) is very much in keeping with Google’s modern aesthetic with a smooth, rounded look in a variety of colors. Think of it as a friendlier-looking alternative to Amazon’s Fire TV pendant . F

Why Loyalty Programs Need To Reverse Their Devaluations, Not Just Offer Promotions

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

Google fixes Android flaws that allow code execution with high system rights

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(credit: Ron Amadeo ) Google has shipped security patches for dozens of vulnerabilities in its Android mobile operating system, two of which could allow hackers to remotely execute malicious code with extremely high system rights. In some cases, the malware could run with highly elevated privileges, a possibility that raises the severity of the bugs. That’s because the bugs, located in the Androi

Check Out Crayola's New 'Colors of the World' Crayons

36Lifehacker / 1h
At a moment when race is at the very top of the national conversation, Crayola is, finally, providing kids with more than a handful of colors to choose from when they draw self portraits, family portraits and pictures of their friends. Crayola is calling the set “ Colors of the World ,” and it’s available for pre-order… Read more...

Android TV 2020 “stick” leaked: Finally, it’s just this simple

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A leak today showed the next major Google product running the smart TV system Android TV. Included are a single Android TV dongle and an Android TV remote. Together, these would allow Android TV to be run on any modern TV just so long as the user had wireless internet access. It’s likely this device package will launch inside the … Continue reading

Take Your LEGO Game to New Heights (Literally) With the Flybrix LEGO Drone Kit

Futurism / 1h
Everybody needs a good hobby. When your brain is fully immersed in a pleasant activity, self-consciousness melts away along with stress and anxiety. Which is good. Hobbies can also teach you new things and make you a more well-rounded and interesting person. Also good. But not all hobbies are created equal. Building a five-star island on Animal Crossing or learning Tik Tok dances may check off a

Zigazoo launches to be a ‘TikTok’ for kids, surpasses 100,000 uploads and downloads

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Like many parents, Zigazoo founder Zak Ringelstein worries about his children’s screen time. His worries only grew when COVID-19 led to school shutdowns and kids came home to a world of remote learning. Now, as lockdowns extend, Ringelstein is learning to embrace screen time as a way to sneak education and entertainment into his kids’ digital diet. Ringelstein, the former founder of UClass ( acqu

Podcast app Majelan pivots to premium audio content around personal growth

100+TechCrunch / 1h
French startup Majelan is pivoting a year after launching a podcast player and service . The company, created by former Radio France CEO Mathieu Gallet and Arthur Perticoz , is ditching the podcast aggregation side of its business and focusing on premium audio content going forward. Like many podcast startups, Majelan has faced some criticisms shortly after its launch. Aggregating free podcasts w

Apple News+ will feature audio versions of stories, iOS update shows

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Apple’s News+ platform is getting an audio feature. As reported by 9to5Mac , today’s public release of iOS 13.5.1 has been accompanied by the first beta version of iOS 13.5.5, and hidden within is “Apple News+ Audio,” which will offer audio stories to News+ subscribers. It looks like the existing News app will get a new “Audio” tab, which will give users access to recorded news stories via an int

The World's Tree Cover Is Headed in the 'Wrong Direction'

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The world is failing to protect its oldest forests . Even as we need forests to store carbon more than ever, the world lost tree cover last year. According to a new report , a soccer field of forest cover was wiped out every six seconds last year. What’s more, new hotspots are popping up within the Brazilian Amazon… Read more...

Astronomers Watch Neutron “Star Charge” Up Before Huge X-ray Blast

500+Futurism / 1h
Charging Up For the first time, astronomers were able to watch the entire process of a neutron star absorbing material and eventually unleashing a powerful blast of x-rays. Scientists have long wondered why neutron stars create these violent outbursts. This time around, it took 15 scientists from five institutes using seven observatories in order to gather the complete data set, according to a Mo

Publishers Mad About Ebooks Again, Sue Internet Archive Over Free Library Program

Gizmodo / 1h
With schools and libraries closed, essential sources of education and entertainment have been cut off. That’s why, in March, the Internet Archive began digitizing books and offering them for free without restrictions as part of its National Emergency Library program . The country’s biggest publishers are now suing the… Read more...

Incredible fossil find is the oldest known parasite

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Enlarge / Artist's depiction of what this brachiopod—and its parasites—would have looked like. (credit: Zhifei Zhang (Northwest University)) From the perspective of a legacy-seeking critter deep in Earth’s history, there's little chance of you hitting the big time. The odds of getting fossilized are low enough. You need to die in the right kind of place, get buried before you are picked apart or

Is This the World’s Worst Virus-Tracking App?

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To track those who may have caught the coronavirus, the city of Moscow implemented a “Social Monitoring” app. The app is supposed to ensure that residents stay in the safety of their homes by demanding selfies at random intervals. It also tracks their location using GPS. Those who don’t upload a selfie proving they’re still at home face a fine of about $56 each time, according to the Associated P

How Netflix's Cowboy Bebop Captures the Spirit and Style of the Original

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Writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach wants to get one thing straight: Of course Ein is a corgi . A rumor went around last year that the Netflix show cast a husky as the data dog, which was later debunked . After all, when it comes to adapting Cowboy Bebop , there’s only one rule to follow. Read more...

Samsung Access offers a new Galaxy S20 with 1TB free Microsoft 365 storage

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Samsung has launched its Samsung Access subscription service in the US which gives users access to its latest flagship smartphones, Microsoft 365, cloud storage and more. While the company's Samsung Upgrade Program allows customers to upgrade to the latest Galaxy every year, Samsung Access gives users far more extras for an added fee. In addition to being able to upgrade or cancel at anytime, Sam

What motivates innovative entrepreneurs: Money or altruism?

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Hala Hanna Contributor Hala Hanna is Managing Director, Community at MIT Solve , a marketplace for social impact innovation. In today’s new world completely engulfed by COVID-19, all sorts of innovations are emerging to help the world overcome this difficult time: 3D printers are cranking out medical supplies ; rapid advancements in testing have been made — now providing results in five minutes;

Best podcasts 2020: what's worth listening to right now

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Podcasts reinvigorated traditional radio, bringing fresh life to old formats and sparking many creative takes on how to tell stories in innovative ways. They’re quick and easy to download or stream, and you can binge multiple episodes or spin them out over weeks. Whether you’re on the bus to work or pottering around at home, podcasts are an ideal audio accompaniment. They don’t demand your unwave

Blackout Tuesday Is Backfiring

500+Gizmodo / 2h
A seemingly well-intentioned gesture of posting black boxes for Blackout Tuesday has backfired spectacularly, unintentionally—or perhaps even purposefully, depending on who’s doing the posting—drowning out information related to the Black Lives Matter movement and its associated hashtags. Read more...

Black Out Tuesday social media, music campaign made to pause, not to mute

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A set of social movements were given a name this week starting with an initiative called The Show Must Be Paused. The music industry was implored to take action starting on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Per the announcement of #TheShowMustBePaused, this protest began in force in response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other … Continue reading

The Atlantic’s third storm has formed in record time, and it’s a threat

100+Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Tropical Storm Cristobal formed in the Southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday. (credit: NOAA) Last year's Atlantic hurricane season ranked among the top five most-active years on record. Its third named storm, Chantal, did not form until August 20. By contrast, today is June 2, and the Atlantic's third named storm of the year just formed. At around noon Eastern, the National Hurricane Cente

HBO Max gets a free ride on AT&T but that may not be a good thing

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HBO Max went live at the tail end of last month, and if you’re an AT&T subscriber, you’ll find that streaming content from the new service doesn’t count against your data cap. Specifically, streaming HBO Max over AT&T’s network won’t count against typical data caps for those who are metered connections, and it also won’t count against the quasi-data caps … Continue reading

Facebook Adds an Email-Style Trash Can to Its Garbage Platform

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Facebook won’t remove the president’s lies and threat to shoot people . BUT: maybe you would like a content management tool? Shhhhh don’t look over there . Today, the company announced the upcoming “Manage Activity” feature which makes it easier to mass delete old posts and select them by date range and tagged people.… Read more...

How to Support the Protests if You Can't Attend

200+Lifehacker / 2h
In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and countless other black people in the US, hundreds (thousands?) of protests have sprung up in every corner of the country demanding justice and accountability, and permanent systemic change to the structural racism this country was built on. During such a critical… Read more...

AT&T exempts HBO Max from mobile data caps

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Streaming companies have to pay mobile carriers -- such as AT&T -- if they don’t want traffic from their services to affect users’ data caps. AT&T owns HBO, though, so the conglomerate would be paying itself if it didn’t want its new HBO Max service to do so. The company has confirmed to The Verge that data from HBO Max will be exempted from customers’ traditional data caps or the soft data caps

Your Phone Is a Goldmine of Hidden Data for Cops. Here's How to Fight Back

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For the thousands of people protesting and reporting on George Floyd’s death at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department—or even for bystanders caught up in the demonstrations—arrests, injuries, and even death are becoming commonplace in this moment. And just like protests we’ve experienced within the past decade Read more...

There Is No Climate Justice Without Defunding the Police

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The U.S. has erupted in protests over the brutal killing of George Floyd by police. The protests have largely been peaceful. The police response has not. Read more...

Build a dream home theater with a Samsung TV and soundbar bundle

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TL;DR: Buy the immersive Samsung 65-inch Q70 4K TV for $1,099.99 from Best Buy as of June 2. On top of your $200 discount, you can save up to $200 off a qualifying soundbar system when you add it to your shopping cart. Like many others, you might wonder when or if you can enjoy a night out at the movies. But as newer releases come straight to your favorite streaming platforms , now might be a goo

Save 45% on Two Magic Mesh Magnetic Screen Doors and Keep Your Home Bug-Free

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45% Off Two Magic Mesh Screens | $22 | MorningSave Read more...

There Is No Climate Justice Without Defunding the Police

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The U.S. has erupted in protests over the brutal killing of George Floyd by police. The protests have largely been peaceful. The police response has not. Read more...

Tune out the World With $120 off Refurbed Jabra Elite Active 65t True Wireless Earbuds

Gizmodo / 2h
Jabra Elite Active 65t True Wireless earbuds | $50 | NewEgg Read more...

Peloton’s workout app comes to Apple TV

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The Peloton app is officially available on Apple TV, giving quarantined gym-goers more options for home exercise as coronavirus concerns linger. While the digital fitness company might be best known for its fitness equipment like bikes and treadmills, its app offers streamable classes for several activities, some of which don’t require equipment. For example, you can use the Peloton app to do yog

EL AL Cargo Flights Banned Over $17+ Million In Unpaid Airport Fees

One Mile at a Time / 2h
EL AL’s troubles have just become a whole lot worse, as the airline has now been banned from operating cargo flights. EL AL owes $17.3 million in airport fees EL AL hasn’t operated a scheduled passenger flight in several weeks, and as of now these flights are banned until June 20, 2020. As is the case with so many airlines, EL AL has started operating many cargo-only flights. While not as lucrati

Don’t Use Black Lives Matter Hashtags on Your Blackout Tuesday Posts

200+Lifehacker / 2h
Users across social media today are posting black squares as part of Blackout Tuesday, a protest planned by two black executives in the music industry . But many are pointing out that by tagging these posts with #BLM or #BlackLivesMatter, people are unintentionally flooding online spaces that are used to share helpful… Read more...

Europe asks for views on platform governance and competition tools

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The European Commission is asking for views on how online platforms should be regulated in future, launching a public consultation today on the forthcoming Digital Services Act (DSA). This pan-EU legislative proposal, due before the end of the year, is slated to rework the regional rulebook for digital services, including tackling controversial issues such as liability for user-generated content

'Total War Saga: Troy' will initially be free on the Epic Games Store

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Epic Games Store exclusively is a touchy subject for some PC gamers, but developer Creative Assembly may have found a way to make the best of a potentially divisive situation. When Total War Saga: Troy , the studio's next game, comes out on August 13th, it will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for one year . However, in the first 24 hours that it's available, you'll be able to download and ke

Two Studies Find That Humidity Prevents Coronavirus Spread

1KFuturism / 3h
Two independent studies have identified a useful tool for stopping the coronavirus: humid air. According to the research, dry air not only hampers our lungs’ ability to clear out respiratory viruses like SARS-CoV-2, but also makes it harder for our immune systems to fight it off once we’ve been infected, Newsweek reports. And on the contrary, relative humidity between 40 and 60 percent seems to m

France releases contact-tracing app StopCovid

100+TechCrunch / 3h
After weeks of intense debate , the French government has released its contact-tracing app StopCovid. While it was supposed to be released on both iOS and Android 6 hours ago, it is only available on the Play Store right now. It’s unclear what’s the bottleneck on iOS as the government sent me a beta version of the iOS app last week ahed of the final release today. I’ve reached out to the French g

Evidence of Ritualistic Cannabis Use Found in Ancient Jewish Temple

100+Gizmodo / 3h
Archaeologists in Israel have detected traces of cannabis on a 2,700-year-old altar found in an ancient Jewish shrine. The finding suggests ancient Israelites used mind-altering substances during religious ceremonies, in what is an unprecedented discovery for the region. Read more...

Android: Why this photo is bricking some phones

Google Android Phone400+BBC News - Technology / 3h
An atmospheric landscape photograph set as wallpaper seems to confuse the handsets.

Laid-off chefs are using Instagram for income during the pandemic

100+Engadget / 3h
When you look at Victor Aguilera’s Instagram account , you’ll see a few selfies along with several photos of arepas, a griddled corn cake common in Venezuela. They’re pictured grilled, fried, filled with avocados and cheese, or steak and plantains. But Aguilera is not just an arepa enthusiast. He’s a professional chef, and for the past few months, his Instagram account has served as a way to drum

BT's faster fibre broadband deal comes with a £100 Mastercard and slashed price

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It's the most popular internet provider out there but BT is by no means an affordable option. Well, not usually, but every so often BT steps up and brings forward a promotion to really make it a standout choice in the competitive world of broadband deals . Right now, BT is taking its Fibre 2 plan - complete with speeds averaging a rapid 68Mb - and bringing the price way down. Now you just have to

Game companies delay events, tweet #BlackLivesMatter amid police brutality protests

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Enlarge Activision is delaying the launch of new seasonal content in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare , Call of Duty: Warzone , and Call of Duty: Mobile amid continuing protests over police brutality and the taped killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis . "Now is not the time," publisher Activision wrote on Twitter of the previously planned release of new Call of Duty content. "Right now it'

How to protect yourself online from misinformation right now

100+MIT Technology Review / 3h
There wasn’t a communications blackout in Washington, DC, on Sunday, but #dcblackout trended on Twitter anyway, thanks to some extremely distressing tweets telling people that, mysteriously, no messages were getting out from the nation’s capital. The tweets, Reddit posts, and Facebook messages about the “blackout” got thousands of shares, fueled by pleas to spread the information widely and omino

Transform your kitchen with this major appliance sale at Lowe's

40Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: It's time for the Lowe's major appliance sale . As of June 2, save thousands of dollars on tech for your kitchen. Upgrading your kitchen isn't as simple as getting a new dresser or switching a picture frame, but it doesn't have to be as expensive as you think. With Lowe's major appliance sale going on right now, you can save thousands of dollars on tech that'll make your cooking area look

VW and Argo AI complete $2.6bn deal: Ford gets new self-driving frenemy

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Volkswagen and autonomous vehicle company Argo AI have completed their $2.6 billion investment deal, paving the way for future VW Group models to gain new driverless tech. Argo AI broke cover in 2017 with a billion dollars of Ford’s money to play with; now, it’s expanding to a new facility in Europe. Argo Munich will be Argo AI’s European headquarters, … Continue reading

Where to Donate to Help People Fighting for Racial Justice

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More than a week after George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis, demonstrations around the country continue in the name of racial justice. Here’s how to donate money to a cause that is actively working to fight police brutality and racial injustice. These include: Read more...

What to Do If You've Been Pepper Sprayed

300+Lifehacker / 3h
Pepper spray (including the brand name Mace) causes extreme stinging and burning in the eyes and nose. If you’ve been pepper sprayed, you’ll need to flush the chemical out. Water works, but it’s not the only option. Read more...

After Crew Dragon soars, some in Congress tout benefits of commercial space

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Enlarge / Sen. Ted Cruz, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, and US Rep. Brian Babin stand in front of a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket at Space Center Houston on Sunday. (credit: Space Center Houston) Although the saying probably originated with one of the greatest Roman historians, Tacitus, President John F. Kennedy popularized the phrase—"Success has a hundred fathers, and defeat is an orphan."

Pop-up Teeth Could Improve the Grip of Any Shoe

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Boots with a thick tread are a must-have accessory for safely traversing ice and snow in the winter, but slipping hazards can exist anywhere, especially for people with mobility challenges. Researchers at MIT and Harvard University have developed a new material that could radically improve the grip on the bottom of a… Read more...

2021 BMW 4-Series Coupe debuts with a new face and more power

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Hold on to your seat, the 2021 BMW 4-Series Coupe has arrived! Back in 2014, BMW decided to rename the 3-Series Coupe and Convertible as the 4-Series. Over the years, the 4-Series established a sporty yet refined demeanor, which drew ire or praise depending on who you ask. And now, the second-generation 4-Series is making a grand entrance, but it’s … Continue reading

HP refreshes Omen 15, updates Pavilion Gaming laptop with 16-inch display

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HP announced a handful of new gaming laptops today, serving up a refresh of the 15-inch Omen and a new 16-inch Pavilion laptop. In the case of the Omen, we’ll see an AMD configuration option joining the standard Intel Core CPUs, while the Pavilion Gaming 16 will obviously be taking its place as one of the few 16-inch gaming notebooks … Continue reading

Support independent artists and save 35% on bath and bedding at Society6

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TL;DR: Society6 is currently holding its Summer-Ready sale, where you can save 35% on bedding and bath and 20% on everything else through June 6. Comfort is a hard thing to come by these days. Sure, the home-reno-during-isolation trend is probably a result of canceled social plans and more free time for projects. But being stuck inside the same four walls has a way of making it very clear if your

What’s Going On With Virgin Atlantic Flying Club?

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Update : This is an update to a post from yesterday to note that it’s once again possible to log into Virgin Atlantic Flying Club accounts and redeem miles. However, the ability to transfer points from Amex and Chase is still temporarily unavailable. Below is the original post in its entirety. I’ve received quite a few questions from readers about what’s going on with Virgin Atlantic Flying Club,

Hublot's next smartwatch is the $5,200 Big Bang e

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The new Hublot smartwatch, the Big Bang e , runs on Google’s Wear OS, and it’ll set you back $5,200. This watch should be more widely available than the first connected Big Bang watch, which was a limited-run used by referees in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. But it’s definitely more expensive than other luxury smartwatches, like those by TAG Heuer and Montblanc . The Big Bang is a familiar watch famil

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Atlassian launches new DevOps features

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Atlassian today launched a slew of DevOps-centric updates to a variety of its services, ranging from Bitbucket Cloud and Pipelines to Jira and others. While it’s quite a grabbag of announcements, the overall idea behind them is to make it easier for teams to collaborate across functions as companies adopt DevOps as their development practice of choice. “I’ve seen a lot of these tech companies go

Overjet raises $7.85M for its dental-focused AI tech

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Overjet , a startup focused on using AI to help dentists and insurance companies understand dental scans, today announced that it has raised $7.85 million in what it describes as a seed round. According to Overjet’s CEO Wardah Inam (an MIT PhD in electrical engineering and computer science), the company raised the funds from Crosslink Capital, which led its round, and E14 Fund, which “only invest

Why I finally applied for a new credit card — and what made the card worth the effort

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It’s been a long time since I applied for a new credit card . I’d guess it’s been about a year, which may be a record for me. That’s partly because I’ve just been busy (like everyone else), partly because of a dose of laziness and complacency. I had a well-stocked wallet of rewards credit cards , and with the realities of Chase 5/24 and more, you have to be extremely choosy when getting new cards

China Shows Us Air Travel Won’t Recover Quickly

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

Grindr has removed its controversial ethnicity filters

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The killing of George Floyd by police officers has spurred not only protests across the United States, but also — often embarrassing — responses from brands . The queer dating app Grindr offered its own statement on Twitter and Instagram on Monday, coinciding with the first day of Pride Month. They will take action including not only donating to both BLM and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute , but

How to Pickle Cherries

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It’s almost summer, I guess—at least that’s what the bags of dark, ruby-red cherries at the grocery store are telling me. Cherry season will last a while, yet it will still seem too brief, which is why I’m taking time to quickly pickle a few out of every bag I buy. Read more...

AI breathes new life into a classic ‘80s synth

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Musicians in the 1980s had a love-hate relationship with Yamaha ’s DX7 synthesizer. Its digital sound engine was unlike the analog synths that came before it, and created a unique timbre, but the thing was a beast to program. ( Modern FM synths are substantially more manageable.) This led most users to simply stick with the presets. A new AI tool could help DX7 fans move beyond those basic sounds

Evidence Suggests That the Entire Early Universe Was Rotating

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Tilt-A-Whirl According to new data, the entire early universe was spinning like a planet or galaxy. The new theory is based on the observation that more galaxies are spinning counterclockwise than clockwise, New Scientist reports , whereas previous models expected a balance between the two directions. “There is no error or contamination that could exhibit itself through such unique, complex and c

Where to Donate to Help People Fighting for Racial Justice

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More than a week after George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis, demonstrations around the country continue in the name of racial justice. Here’s how to donate money to a cause that is actively working to fight police brutality and racial injustice. These include: Read more...

Indian app hunts out Chinese software on phones

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Remove China Apps was developed by an Indian firm, amid rising tension between the two nations.

Joe Exotic's Zoo Is Now Under the Control of Nemesis Carole Baskin

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The saga of Netflix’s Tiger King continues. Yesterday, a federal judge handed over control of Joe Exotic’s Oklahoma zoo to his nemesis Carole Baskin, saying he fraudulently transferred the property to his mother in 2011 to keep it away from creditors. Read more...

Tuesday's Best Deals: Samsung 65" QLED TV, Malouf CBD Pillows, Chefman Air Fryers and Indoor Grills, Scotts Lawn Care Products, and More

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A $200 discount on Samsung’s 2020 Q70T 4K smart TV , 50% off Malouf Zoned Dough Pillows at Huckberry , a sale on Chefman air fryers and indoor grills , and a steep markdown on Scotts lawn care products sound off Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

The Phone Settings You Need to Know Before Protesting

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Tempting as it might be to just roll on up to a protest, a little planning can go a long way, especially if you’re going to take your phone with you. We’ve talked about a helpful shortcut iOS users can use to keep themselves safe (and we have an Android version in the works!), but there’s a lot more you need to do… Read more...

Apple AirPods Studio release date leaked – and they're coming 'very soon'

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The Apple AirPods Studio – the first-ever over-ear headphones from Apple – are apparently launching 'very soon', according to an iPhone 12 leaks video from EverythingApplePro . The video shares an "exclusive" update from XDA Developer 's Max Weinbach about the AirPods Studio, who says that says the firmware for the over-ear headphones has been "finalized" and is ready to go onto the production un

Tech companies mark Blackout Tuesday

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Over the weekend, music industry execs Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang called on fellow industry members to protest police violence against black people by pausing operations for the day. The pair created the site and hashtag #theshowmustbepaused , which spread quickly throughout social media as people looked for a way to offer solidarity with nationwide and international protests. The call ha

How to Find Pro Bono Attorneys Ready to Help Protesters

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One of the risks that comes with protesting—even peaceful protesting—is that you might end up getting arrested. Yes, the First Amendment gives us the right to peaceably assemble—but just because something is in the Bill of Rights doesn’t mean that you won’t find yourself in a situation where those rights are violated. Read more...

Upgrade your living space with this personal fireplace that's on sale

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TL;DR: Warm up any room with a FL√éKR® Fire2 for $79.99, a 15% savings as of June 2. Just because you are spending more time at home doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to (arguably) the best summer activity of all time: sitting around a campfire. While there are tons of personal fireplaces designed for use inside your home, many of them are more of a pain than anything. Either they are too small

What is Blackout Tuesday and how can you participate in a helpful way?

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If you’ve noticed your Instagram feed full of black squares, there’s a reason behind it. It might seem like a straightforward moment of solidarity, but it gets a little bit complicated when you consider the whole picture. In a nutshell: It's a music industry initiative that's been picked up by the public (myself included) on Instagram as posts showing just a black square, which have been flagged

Pssst: Samsung's Galaxy Buds are down to their lowest price ever at Best Buy

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TL;DR: As of June 2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds are on sale at Best Buy for just $99.99 — a $30 savings and their lowest price so far. Who needs Christmas in July when you can have Black Friday in June? Get this: Samsung's first-gen Galaxy Buds just dropped to a mere $99.99 at Best Buy, down 23% from their suggested retail price of $129.99. For those of you keeping up at home, that's their lowest pr

Astronaut: SpaceX Ride Not as “Smooth” as NASA Space Shuttle

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Bumpy Ride On Saturday, SpaceX shot its Crew Dragon spacecraft into orbit with human astronauts on board, becoming the first commercial spacecraft to do so. The astronauts who rode it up seem impressed with the vehicle overall — though NASA veteran Bob Behnken compared parts of the experience unfavorably to the now-retired Space Shuttle. “It was not quite the smooth ride the Space Shuttle was,” B

Cheap iPhone deal: save up to $550 on the iPhone 11 at Verizon

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If you're on the hunt for a cheap iPhone deal, then you're in luck. Verizon is currently offering up to $550 in savings on the iPhone 11 with a select trade-in . You can also get a $150 Verizon Gift Card when you switch to Verizon on Unlimited. To receive this deal, you must add the iPhone 11 to your cart with monthly device payments on any Unlimited plan. Once you trade in a select smartphone, y

Roku's adding a bunch of free live TV channels with a new channel guide interface

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These face masks protecting against COVID-19 are biodegradable and locally-sourced

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A team of researchers in the BioProducts Institute at the University of British Columbia has developed biodegradable COVID-19 mask prototypes, made from locally sourced wood fibers and pulp. The coronavirus pandemic will result in millions — if not billions — of masks polluting streets and entering rivers and oceans, creating a massive environmental impact. That's why it is important now to test

TV cops call for other TV cops to step up and donate

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You have to either be foolish or actively part of the problem if you fail to recognize at this point that there's a policing problem in the United States. You know who isn't a fool? Griffin Newman, star of The Tick and co-host of the Blank Check podcast . He also played a cop on TV in a couple episodes of Blue Bloods , and came to the unfortunate revelation that since we can't necessarily rely on

How to Use Microsoft Office’s Panning Hand Instead of the Scroll Bar

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Older versions of Microsoft Office had a visible “panning hand” option that let you scroll through files using your mouse. The feature hasn’t been visible since around Office 2010, so here’s how to make this super-handy function available again. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Roku Channel Unveils 100 Free Live TV Channels, Grid-Style Program Guide

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Watch out PlutoTV, Roku is expanding its free Roku Channel service with the addition of 100 live TV channels. These ad-supported channels are available through the new Roku Live TV Channel Guide, which is similar to the grid-style guide for cable TV. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google Adds Personal Safety Checks and Battery Improvements to Pixel Phones

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Every few months, Google adds new features to Pixel phones like portrait blur or dark theme scheduling. Now in the latest Pixel drop, Google is focusing on your safety and battery life. Pixel phones can now schedule check-ins, for when you’re walking alone, and they can predict when your battery will run low and adapt accordingly. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Defying Net Neutrality, AT&T Doesn't Count HBO Max Streaming Towards Data Caps

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If you use AT&T Wireless service and you’re subscribed to the new HBO Max, there’s good news: watching TV or movies on the latter won’t count towards your data cap on the former. AT&T told The Verge that customers using its subsidiary’s streaming service would be able to do so without hitting data limits or “soft” limits for unlimited plans. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Pokemon GO code leak: New Galar Forms, moves, stats

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On Monday, Pokemon GO went down mainly for maintenance but also returned with a big set of updates. In the code for the game, users will find new Shadow forms, a new Box in the store, and new information about Galar Region Pokemon. This is a strange update – with unique features for each individual Galar Region evolution for new … Continue reading

Where else to see the 'Space Force' cast

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Facebook's Manage Activity tool helps clean up your social media history

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Let’s face it: many of us have posted stupid, embarrassing or plain bad things online over the years. Until now, getting rid of those on Facebook has meant either trawling back through up to 16 years worth of posts on your profile or your Activity Log , and deleting them one by one. The company is adding a tool that should make it a lot easier for you to clean up your timeline. With the Manage Ac

Samsung S20 Plus deals: this exclusive offer gets you 100GB at a very low price

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Samsung's latest trio of phones are amazing but they are by no means affordable. Luckily, for those looking to go flagship with their next purchase, we have an S20 Plus offer that helps mitigate costs, exclusively for readers of TechRadar. At just £47 a month for a pretty large 100GB of data, this offer comes miles under other Samsung S20 Plus deals in cost. In fact, it's roughly what you would b

Intel doesn't want its CPUs to be judged just on benchmarks, but also broader benefits

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Intel’s CEO has recently offered up his thoughts on how the PC industry is too focused on looking at benchmark numbers, and should be considering the broader benefits which its processors deliver. The comments came from Bob Swan, chief executive, delivered in a ‘Message to Computex’ which was uploaded to YouTube. Swan also again confirmed that Intel’s next-gen Tiger Lake processors for laptops we

Rick and Morty season 5: release date, cast, and what else we know

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How long will we have to wait until Rick and Morty season 5? Us fans of a certain belching scientist and his pubescent grandson sidekick needn't fret now that season 4: there are loads more episodes to come to Adult Swim, and the wait between seasons should be plenty shorter. Rick and Morty season 4's continuity-heavy finale leaves a lot to think about, too, especially around Beth - but we won't

Hurry if you want to save $200 on a superb QLED 4K TV deal at Best Buy

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Best Buy has just launched a fantastic 4K TV deal, offering a brand new 65-inch Samsung Q70T for just $1,099.99 (was $1299) . You'll have to hurry to bag this $200 discount though, as this 4K TV deal is available for today only . The Samsung Q70T series is brand new for 2020 and feature the latest updates to Samsung's fantastic mid-range QLED Q70 range. Onboard is Samsung's 4K Quantum processor,

Citibike, Revel Shut Down in Coordination With New York City Curfew

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Joining Minneapolis, Louisville, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles and the nation’s capitol, New York City instituted a curfew last night meant to curb ongoing protests against lynchings of black and brown Americans by police. For reasons unknown, and at Mayor de Blasio’s behest, this curfew also included service… Read more...

How to Celebrate Pride Month as a Family

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It’s been a heavy few months, to say the least. From the pandemic to the protests over police brutality against black Americans, it hasn’t felt like there’s been much to celebrate lately. But now it’s June, which means in addition to everything else that’s happening, it’s also Pride Month. Read more...

Tuesday's Best Deals: Samsung 65" QLED TV, Malouf CBD Pillows, Chefman Air Fryers and Indoor Grills, Scotts Lawn Care Products, and More

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A $200 discount on Samsung’s 2020 Q70T 4K smart TV , 50% off Malouf Zoned Dough Pillows at Huckberry , a sale on Chefman air fryers and indoor grills , and a steep markdown on Scotts lawn care products sound off Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

Indie history: How shareware helped build Epic Games

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Publishing deals in the video game industry are generally kept secret, with terms hidden behind non-disclosure agreements and the threat of legal fallout. However, in the realm of AAA publishing, it’s common for independent developers to sign contracts granting them less than 10 percent of a game’s lifetime revenue, in exchange for marketing and financial assistance from a multibillion-dollar org

The first 'Pokémon Sword' and 'Shield' expansion arrives June 17th

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Nintendo will release the Isle of Armor , the first downloadable content from Pokémon Sword and Shield 's upcoming expansion pass , on June 17th. On Tuesday, the company released a trailer that gives Pokémon fans a better idea of what to expect from the DLC. As we saw when Nintendo first detailed the expansion pass in January, the DLC will take place in a new area of the Galar region aptly called

12 top cybersecurity VCs discuss investing, valuations and no-go zones

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Cybersecurity is by far the most important area in any industry. Without it, we would be in hacker open season. But cybersecurity is difficult to get right. One wrong move and you can leave the door open for data breaches, ransomware and nation state-backed espionage. That’s why there’s such an intense focus on cybersecurity from an investor’s point of view. How does an investor know what’s a wor

Roku Is Rolling Out a New Live TV Channel Guide and Adding More Free Stuff to Watch

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Roku is making free, ad-supported TV channels a greater focus of its Roku Channel offerings, an attempt to lean into the kind of channel-flipping, sit-back-and watch experience you typically get with cable. And while its free TV offerings are still relatively meager at around 100 channels, the addition signals a… Read more...

Total War Saga: Troy will be an Epic Games Store exclusive – and free for 24 hours

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A Total War Saga: Troy will be an Epic Games Store exclusive for 12 months, and will be free for the first 24 hours of the game’s release on August 13. It’s another coup for the Epic Games Store , which has managed to snag a number of high-profile games to exclusivity deals, such as Metro Exodus and Borderlands 3 . A Total War Saga: Troy will come to Steam once the deal with the Epic Games Store

Give your home a facelift with Wayfair's Indoor Refresh sale

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TL;DR: As of June 2, Wayfair is running an Indoor Refresh sale with merchandise up to 70% off. After spending extra time in your house the last couple months, you may have realized you don't actually like the furniture and decorations you previously picked out. It's unclear how much longer we're going to be confined to our homes in some capacity, so you might as well make it a space that you enjo

Delta operates final MD-88 flight amid tough times for airlines

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Delta Air Lines final McDonnell Douglas MD-88 flight departed from Washington Dulles on a gray Tuesday morning amid the worst crisis the industry has ever faced. The flight, fittingly DL88, received a water-canon salute after pushing back from the gate at Dulles (IAD) at 8:20 a.m. local time for its scheduled 1-hour, 14-minute flight to Delta’s Atlanta (ATL) base. The MD-88, registration N900DE,

The Keurig K-Cafe at-home barista machine is $30 off

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TL;DR: As of June 2, you can get your caffeine fix with the Keurig K-Cafe at-home barista station — it's $30 off at Target right now. Going to your local coffee shop might not be an option for you right now, considering social distancing orders and all. So what, you're supposed to just not have your morning cup of coffee? We don't think so. Easy fix: Buy yourself a coffee machine . If you want to

Watch a Tesla — Reportedly on Autopilot — Slam Into Flipped Truck

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Slammed A video uploaded by Taiwanese media shows a Tesla Model 3 slamming into the roof of an overturned truck trailer, Jalopnik reports . The vehicle appears to slow down only an instant before plowing into the large, immobile box truck blocking two out of three lanes of traffic. Electrek suggests the vehicle applied its automatic emergency braking system, causing smoke to billow up right befor

2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Special Edition aims for more excitement

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The 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Special Edition is further proof that Toyota is slowly getting back in the fun game. It started with sportier TRD renditions of the Camry and Avalon, both of which are better known as reliable family vehicles than barnstormers. And while the Corolla Hatchback Special Edition is comprised mainly of aftermarket-type exterior enhancements, it’s further proof … Conti

The cicadas aren't invading

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The sound of millions of cicadas is so deafening that George Hamilton, an entomologist, has even heard them over the rock and roll music blasting from his car speakers. In different regions at different times , there are massive emergences of cicadas from the ground in the U.S., where for 17 years they feed on plant roots . One of these grand emergences of cicada populations, known as Brood IX, i

The Roku Channel expands to include over 100 live channels, adds a Live TV guide

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Roku is expanding its free live, linear channel lineup that’s part of its free movies and TV hub, The Roku Channel. In the U.S., Roku customers will now be able to stream from more than 100 live channels, including those offering free access to news, sports, movies, TV, kids and family programming, lifestyle content and Spanish-language programming. Along with the expansion, Roku is also launchin

Decrypted: iOS 13.5 jailbreak, FBI slams Apple, VCs talk cybersecurity

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It was a busy week in security. Newly released documents shown exclusively to TechCrunch show that U.S. immigration authorities used a controversial cell phone snooping technology known as a “stingray” hundreds of times in the past three years. Also, if you haven’t updated your Android phone in a while, now would be a good time to check. That’s because a brand-new security vulnerability was found

Earn elite-qualifying miles, bonus miles at restaurants with your Alaska credit card

The Points Guy / 5h
On June 1, Alaska Airlines announced three new promotions to help its members earn additional elite-qualifying and redeemable miles during the coronavirus outbreak . Two of these promotions are new, and one is an extension of the airline’s existing 50% elite-qualifying mile bonus on Alaska flights . Let’s take a closer look at all of the promotions Alaska Airlines announced yesterday. For more TP

EVs are a rare bright spot in a pandemic-struck European car market

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It’s no surprise that car sales were down globally in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. But despite Europe being hit hardest by that decline, battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid cars increased their market share across the EU from seven percent in April 2019 to 17 percent in April 2020. As Bloomberg points out, this trend could help carmakers meet strict emissions targets and avoid

The Difference Between Being 'Not Racist' and 'Anti-Racist'

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Racism is a pestilence that affects the safety and well-being of people of color. As we continue to witness the injustices that exist as a result of racism, one thing is clear: It isn’t enough for our white allies to just be “not racist”; they must be anti-racist. If you’re wondering what the difference is, we’ll… Read more...

Qatar Airways CEO Threatens Airbus & Boeing

One Mile at a Time / 5h
Airlines around the globe are looking to downsize due to the current pandemic. This presents an especially challenging situation when it comes to future aircraft orders. Airlines are trying to defer aircraft deliveries The past decade in the airline industry has been more-or-less as stable as we’ve ever seen. Airlines have done pretty well overall, and most airlines planned to continue to grow in

OnePlus Z spotted on Geekbech; Launch imminent

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OnePlus, which launched the OnePlus 8 series recently as part of a gradual shift towards the premium smartphone segment, appears to be taking a U-turn towards the affordable handsets. Rumours of a OnePlus Z have been going around for some time now. And today, the device cropped up on Geekbench. The new device, with the product name as OnePlus AC2003, has been spotted on the benchmarking site Geek

SmartAC promises the HVAC health tracking your smart thermostat doesn’t do

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Smart thermostats like Nest and Ecobee aren’t new, but ways to make whole house AC and heating systems more intelligent – and proactively avoid them breaking – are far more rare. SmartAC is aiming to change that, with a DIY-installed HVAC monitoring system that doesn’t aim to replace your existing connected thermostat, but instead work alongside it and track the … Continue reading

How to Restrict Someone on Instagram

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Instagram is a great platform to share your creativity, but it can also be a source of unwanted interactions from trolls and bullies. You can protect your account and control unwanted interactions by restricting specific people on Instagram. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Set Up a Custom Domain for AWS's API Gateway

How-To Geek / 5h
AWS’s API Gateway is great as a front end for Lambda functions and other AWS services. However, the default endpoint is a subdomain of amazonaws.com, which isn’t user friendly. We’ll show you how to fix and set up a custom domain. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

iPad sale: the latest model Apple iPad gets an $80 price cut at Amazon

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Amazon is currently offering a fantastic deal on Apple's latest model iPad. For a limited time, you can get the 10.2-inch iPad on sale for $249.99 . That's an $80 discount and the lowest price we've found for the 32GB tablet. The 2019 iPad includes Apple's powerful A10 Fusion chip and provides 32GB of storage. The tablet features a 10.2-inch Retina display that's now able to support a full-sized

Need a project? How about this massive Lego Imperial Star Destroyer.

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TL;DR: The Lego Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer is on sale for £549.99 on John Lewis as of June 2, saving you £100 on list price. We're all doing our best to keep busy, and some people are content with relaxed activities like reading, walking, or gardening. That's not enough for everyone, though. Some people will need something far more challenging to stay occupied, and for these people we have

Facebook 'Manage Activity' Is a Long Overdue Privacy Feature

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The new Manage Activity feature will let you archive and bulk delete posts for the first time.

Bitcoin wipes coronavirus losses, passes $10,000 again

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There's a popular meme that shows Bitcoin on a perpetual rollercoaster. It's true: The world's largest cryptocurrency by market cap is a very volatile asset. But it's not often that Bitcoin goes up past the $10,000 mark . On Monday, it happened again, and this time it may carry special significance. The price swiftly rose from roughly $9,620 to $10,180 late on Monday according to CoinMarketCap ,

The ultimate guide to Wyndham Rewards

The Points Guy / 5h
Wyndham Rewards is one of the lesser-known hotel loyalty programs, especially when compared to major players like Marriott Bonvoy and World of Hyatt . But that doesn’t mean the program isn’t worth your time — especially since Capital One added Wyndham as a transfer partner earlier in 2020. Wyndham Rewards has some excellent redemption sweet spots too — think Villas in Hawaii for just 15,000 point

Hawaii Begins To Lift Restrictions – But Only For Their Own Residents

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Hawaii is set to re-open some travel - but only for its own residents and not other U.S. citizens. During the coronavirus crisis Hawaii has kicked people off the island who couldn’t possibly have brought the virus there and still be spreading it. They use the virus as an excuse to push out Airbnb rentals which compete with local hotel owners as well as trying to keep tourists segregated in resort

Researchers find exposed data on millions of users of quiz app, TVSmiles

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TVSmiles , a Berlin-based mobile native advertising app whose users earn digital currency in exchange for engaging with branded content such as quizzes, apps and videos, has suffered a data breach. Security researcher UpGuard disclosed in a report today that it found an unsecured Amazon S3 bucket online last month — containing personal and device data tied to millions of the app’s users. Accordin

Locus Robotics raises another $40M as retailers increasingly look to automate

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The COVID-19 pandemic will have a profound impact on robotics, as more companies look to automation as a way forward. While wide-scale automation had long seemed like an inevitability, the pandemic is set to accelerate the push as corporations look for processes that remove the human element from the equation. Of course, Locus Robotics hasn’t had too much of an issue raising money previously. The

Facebook finally makes it way easier to trash your old posts

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Facebook is introducing a new tool to help users batch-delete old posts and shrink their digital footprint on the aging social network. Called “Manage Activity,” the new feature lets users prune their posts in bulk, making it less of a headache to delete content aging badly or anything else unnecessary that’s built up from years of using the platform. The feature will be available to some users o

Dear Sophie: Can I create a startup on a dependent visa from Australia?

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Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Can I work in the US on a dependent spouse visa? Dear Sophie:

Peloton's workout app is now available Apple TV – here's how to get it

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Peloton's home workout app is now available for Apple TV , making it easier to exercise at home while gyms are closed (and keep up the good habits once they re-open). Peloton is best known for its studio cycling classes, all of which are available through the app, but you'll also get access to a wide range of other workouts, including treadmill running and floor-based disciplines including yoga,

This new Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC trailer confirms more than we expected

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As promised, The Pokemon Company and Game Freak released new information about Pokemon Sword and Shield‘s expansion pass this morning. That was done by way of a new trailer that clocks in at just over three-and-a-half minutes long. There are details about both expansions – The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra – in the trailer, but perhaps most … Continue reading

The Phone Settings You Need to Know Before Protesting

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Tempting as it might be to just roll on up to a protest, a little planning can go a long way, especially if you’re going to take your phone with you. We’ve talked about a helpful shortcut iOS users can use to keep themselves safe (and we have an Android version in the works!), but there’s a lot more you need to do… Read more...

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Sex with someone you don't live with is now illegal in England

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The kitchen gear that's worth your money

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Based on everyone’s Instagram feeds, it seems like you’ve all been spending a lot more time in the kitchen lately. Folks have been baking bread, whipping their coffee and even attempting to make their own pasta. In the process, you’ve probably found your kitchen woefully under-equipped, prompting you to kit out your kitchen with all sorts of utensils and appliances. But just because something cla

One of Windows 10’s best features is about to get much better

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Microsoft continues to beaver away at the Your Phone app , which hooks up your smartphone with your Windows 10 PC, and the next new feature in the pipeline is reportedly Picture-in-Picture support for messaging. Note that this feature is still in early development, and hasn’t yet reached the stage of being tested by Windows Insiders yet to get feedback on it, but hopefully that should happen soon

VMware patches major security flaw in cloud service-delivery platform

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VMware has patched a serious flaw in its cloud service-delivery platform, VMware Cloud Director, after cybersecurity firm Citadelo issued a security advisory warning of possible threats. Citadelo said that it uncovered the bug on April 1 while conducting a security audit for a Fortune 500 enterprise client that was using VMware Cloud Director. The software has been adopted by enterprises and clou

There has never been a better time to try PlayStation Plus

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TL;DR: A 12-month subscription to PlayStation Plus is on sale for £34.99 on Amazon as of June 2, saving you 30% on list price. PlayStation Plus has been around for a while now, so why haven't you already signed up? You might have been patiently waiting for the right moment to subscribe. Well folks, that time is now. PlayStation Plus offers exclusive discounts at the PlayStation store and lets you

Long-lost 'Days of Thunder' NES game recreated from 30-year-old floppies

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Unreleased video games tend to show up in ready-to-play forms , but a recent discovery required decidedly more effort. The Video Game History Foundation has reconstructed a lost NES adaptation of the Tom Cruise stock car movie Days of Thunder (one of the blockbuster hits of 1990) using 30-year-old source code floppy disks from the title’s developer, the late Chris Oberth. As Ars Technica notes ,

There's More Wild Star Wars Rumors About Another Rebels Star Heading to Live-Action

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A former Marvel Mutant may have jumped ship to Wandavision . Chad Stahelski teases the wild action of The Matrix 4 . Patty Jenkins says not to expect any romantic sparks to fly between Cheetah and Diana in Wonder Woman 1984 . Plus, a summer Halloween comes to Stargirl , and what’s to come on The 100 . To me, my spoilers! Read more...

Is Windows Defender good enough for your PC?

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Windows Defender is the antivirus solution which comes built-in with Windows 10. In other words, Windows Defender provides antivirus defenses right out of the gate after installation – which is obviously very convenient. That’s all fine in theory, but if you’ve come to read this article, you’re doubtless wondering about the quality of Windows 10’s integrated antivirus protection. So, is Windows D

This SIM only deal is unbeatable with unlimited data for just £16/pm

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A while ago, Three released the best unlimited data SIM on the market at just £20 a month. Then it dropped it further, getting a strong lead on the competition at £18. Now its dropped even further , hitting the lowest price we've ever seen for unlimited data. Coming in at just £16 a month , Three has now undercut the nearest unlimited data competition by £4 a month and hit a price that would get

A Reddit Community Has Become a Memorial for Covid-19 Victims

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Amid a pandemic, users have turned the subreddit r/LastImages into a digital shrine to remember loved ones lost to the disease.

Today Only, Samsung's 65" 2020 QLED TV is $200 off

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Samsung 65" Q70T 4K QLED Smart TV (2020) | $1,098 | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

Alibaba adds financing tools and online trade shows for US merchants

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Alibaba.com is introducing new tools targeted specifically at U.S. merchants. It sounds like the Chinese e-commerce giant has already been making inroads in the United States. John Caplan, the North American and European president of Alibaba.com (the B2B marketplace that serves as the core business of Alibaba Group), said at an online press briefing that the United States is Alibaba.com’s fastest

HP woos remote working professionals with new all-in-one desktop PCs

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HP has set out its aims to target the growing demand for PCs in the wake of increased remote work amid the coronavirus pandemic, by announcing five new desktops. The company, which recently unveiled a new lineup of laptops, said that its latest offering—the Collaboration All-in-One G6—is designed to help professionals align themselves with the rising trend of virtual collaboration and distance wo

Tovala gobbles up $20M for its smart oven+meal kit service

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Meal kits have had a rush of interest in recent months, with people turning to them to vary the pace of (and in some cases, completely replace) making meals at home, or ordering take out, at a time when many of us are spending a lot of time at home. Now a startup that has combined the concept of meal kits with that of smart ovens to do the cooking is announcing some funding to help expand its bus

Vroom targets nearly $2B valuation in impending IPO

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Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Used-car marketplace Vroom continued its march towards going public yesterday with the release of an updated IPO filing . The documents it filed provides pricing information for a somewhat odd public offering. As a business, the heavily venture-backed Vroom is immature. It genera

The psychology behind why people think 5G makes them sick

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Phantom vibrations. Trouble breathing. An unexplainable itch. These are often types of things that we all experience at some point, even if there is no obvious physiological cause. But just because you can't pinpoint what is causing it, doesn't make it any less real. The idea of an unexplainable symptom is at the heart of something known as “Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance,” also often calle

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is just $124 at Best Buy - the perfect cheap tablet deal

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The latest Galaxy Tab deals from Best Buy have just gone live, meaning you can pick up one of the best cheap tablets right now, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A, for just $124.99 (was $149.99) . This Galaxy Tab deal is perfect if you're looking for something a little bigger (and cheaper) than a phone for reading or watching content on the go but don't want to lug around something as big as an iPad. For j

Researchers have created a viable sodium-ion battery

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Researchers from Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have created a sodium-ion battery that holds as much energy and works as well as some commercial lithium-ion battery chemistries. The breakthrough makes for a potentially viable battery technology using abundant and cheap materials. Researchers on the project have reported one of the best results to date for a

Sony delay its PS5 event scheduled for 4 June

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What Used to Be 100-Year Rain Events Could Happen Every 5 Years

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Just a couple weeks ago, Michigan experienced record-breaking rainstorms that broke two dams and caused widespread flooding in cities and towns downstream. They’re in line with a growing trend of heavier downpours due to climate change. Read more...

Vulnerability in DigiLocker app puts data of millions of Indians at risk

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A serious flaw found in the the Indian Government’s DigiLocker application has put personal details of over 3.8 crores citizens at risk. Created under the Digital India initiative by the federal government, the DigiLocker app offers cloud access to every Aadhar user to keep digital copies of authentic documents/certificates like driving license, vehicle registration, academic mark sheet etc. The

How to Report Racist or Abusive Posts on Social Media

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Social media is a powerful tool for promoting a cause, but lax posting policies also leave plenty of room for users to spout racist, hateful and violent rhetoric or to dox innocent people . Read more...

Lenovo brings Linux to its P-series ThinkPads and ThinkStations

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In the past, Lenovo has flirted with Linux , but now the company is making the operating system a much bigger part of its product lineup. Starting this month and moving into the summer, it will begin certifying its P-series ThinkPad and ThinkStation workstation computers for the operating system. Specifically, you (or more likely the company you work for) will be able to configure those devices w

Every Lenovo ThinkPad and ThinkStation workstation is getting Linux Certified

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Lenovo has announced Linux Certification for its ThinkPad and ThinkStation workstations, giving every model and every configuration full compatibility. The news means each one of Lenovo’s current range will be certified to use distributions from Ubuntu, Red Hat, and others. The ThinkPad and ThinkStation ranges are no strangers to Linux. Indeed, Lenovo has previously offered certification for the

How to Limit Screen Time on an Xbox One

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Whether you’re keeping your kids from too much screen time or trying to regulate your own gaming habits, Microsoft lets you limit when accounts in your Microsoft Family Group can sign into and play on your Xbox One. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Request a LetsEncrypt Certificate Using Acme

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LetsEncrypt changed the SSL certificate world when its offer of free, short-lived, SSL certificates allowed a vast amount of individuals and companies to secure their web applications at no cost. With this service, the necessary infrastructure would need to exist, and to that end, a plethora of applications sprung up that fit the SSL-issuing needs. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

6 steps you can take to be an activist, no matter your age

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At just 18 years old, Jamie Margolin has risen to become a celebrated climate justice activist . As co-founder of the youth-led climate organization Zero Hour , she helps elevate young, marginalized voices to raise awareness of and take action on climate justice. Chances are, you've heard of the work Zero Hour's done. It organized the 2018 Youth Climate March which brought hundreds of young peopl

5 small Canadian cities you can use points and miles to visit in 2020

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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. Canada is one of my favorite places to vacation. It’s nearby and full of culture, great food, amazing cities and pl

Windows 10 May 2020 Update finally makes it easy to ditch Cortana

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Windows 10 May 2020 Update comes with some big changes for Cortana, and one of those is giving users the ability to easily switch off the digital assistant – or indeed ditch the feature entirely (finally). With the May 2020 Update, Cortana got a divorce from the taskbar, becoming a separate app and being repositioned as a ‘personal productivity assistant ’ no less, along with getting more natural

LinkedIn introduces new retargeting tools

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LinkedIn is announcing some new features for advertisers — retargeting capabilities tied to video ads and lead-generation forms, as well as new brand safety integrations for the LinkedIn Audience Network. Abhishek Shrivastava, the senior director of product for LinkedIn Marketing Solutions, told me that his team has been shifting its product plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. That includ

Western Digital faces class-action suits over SMR hard drives

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Hattis & Lukacs, a US law firm specialising in class-action and consumer law, has revealed it has initiated solicitation of plaintiffs for a prospective class-action lawsuit against Western Digital. According to the firm , WD failed to divulge in its marketing collaterals and product specifications that many of its hard drives use the Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology, which has been f

Yandex reveals its fourth-generation self-driving Hyundai

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Researchers all around the world are working hard on self-driving cars to help people unable to drive themselves to get around and take the roads around the nation and the world safer. Yandex has announced its fourth-generation of self-driving cars that originally developed with Hyundai Mobis. The new self-driving platform operates on the 2020 Hyundai Sonata and joins an existing … Continue readi

Russia to resume its lunar program after SpaceX triumph

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The tech we wish we had in college

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All this talk of final exams and (virtual) graduation ceremonies has us at Engadget opining about our college days. We sometimes take things for granted as we cover the latest tech news, but oh, how our worlds would have been different back then if we had had even a fraction of the technology we have now. While it’s almost impossible to fathom a world in which 1997 -- not 2007 -- brought us the i

Virgin Australia Narrows Down Potential Bidders

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Several weeks ago Virgin Australia entered voluntary administration . This came after the carrier’s request for government aid was denied, leaving the airline without any other options. Virgin Australia’s owners have been unwilling to provide the airline with further funding. The company has a complicated ownership structure, with Etihad Airways, HNA Group, and Singapore Airlines, all owning roug

How to Change Directories in Command Prompt on Windows 10

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One of the first things you’ll need to learn as you become more familiar with Command Prompt on Windows 10 is how to change directories in the operating system’s file system. There are a few ways you can do this, so we’ll walk you through them. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Seth Rogen has a blunt method of tackling 'All Lives Matter' commenters on Instagram

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"If this is a remotely controversial statement to you, feel free to unfollow me." That was the caption Seth Rogen shared to his 8.5 million Instagram followers on Monday beneath an image of the Black Lives Matter slogan. View this post on Instagram If this is a remotely controversial statement to you, feel free to unfollow me. A post shared by Seth (@sethrogen) on Jun 1, 2020 at 11:47am PDT Rogen

Google cracks down on Mitron app popular in India - here's why

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Google has cracked down on Mitron, the app that sought to own the made-in-India tag in the video creation and sharing space to compete with TikTok. The app, which got a lot of downloads , was pulled off Play Store because Google felt it was violating its spam and minimum functionality policy. According to Google's policy on apps, copying content from other apps without any changes or value additi

HP's Redesigned Omen 15 Boasts a Slimmer Chassis and Supports Both Intel and AMD CPUs for Just $1,000

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While a lot of other gaming laptop makers pushed out refreshed systems earlier this spring , HP took some extra time to give its flagship gaming laptop a full redesign and now HP is releasing the new Omen 15 alongside an updated line of accessories and peripherals. Read more...

As Officials Warn of Second Coronavirus Wave Due to Mass Protests, Demonstrators Weigh the Risks

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The U.S. is world-renowned for its short memory—whether it’s our fraught history of uprisings , fighting pandemics , or racist presidents . But if there is one development in 2020 that is truly unique, it’s that this country has never experienced a massive racial uprising on this scale as we’re simultaneously fighting a… Read more...

Forget sextortion scams, we’re more worried about deepfake ransomware

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Appetite for deepfake scams is expanding among users of underground forums, leading to concerns the technology could be used as part of extortion-based ransomware attacks. Deepfakes are AI-generated videos and images that transplant the face of another individual - traditionally a celebrity or politician - into a scene in which they were not originally present. In recent years, deepfakes have bee

MIT scientists improve sensory perception for soft robotic grippers

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Scientists at MIT are researching soft robotics, which is robotics that use flexible materials rather than the traditional rigid materials. The capabilities of soft robots have been limited due to the lack of good sensing. A robotic gripper needs to feel what it is touching and the sense the position of its fingers, a capability that has been missing from … Continue reading

Activision temporarily pauses new 'Call of Duty' seasons

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Activision has officially announced that the new seasons of Modern Warfare, Warzone and Call of Duty: Mobile have been delayed to an unspecified later date, explaining in a Twitter post that “now is not the time,” and that right now “it’s time for those speaking up for equality, justice and change to be seen and heard.” Breaking: Activision has announced that Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 4 h

Equinix snaps up 13 Bell Canada data centres in multi-million dollar deal

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Equinix has unveiled a $750 million takeover of 13 data centres owned by Bell Canada as it launches a significant North American expansion. The deal is subject to regulatory approvals and scheduled for completion later this year. It is expected to generate $105 million in ‘annualised revenue’, meaning Equinix is paying a revenue multiple of just over 7x. The data centre company, which leases its

How to Sync and Access Your Data Across Devices (2020)

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Here's how to open all your files—so you can switch between your phone and laptop seamlessly.

OurCrowd launches $100M Pandemic Innovation Fund

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OurCrowd , the Israeli crowdfunding venture investment platform, today announced the launch of its Pandemic Innovation Fund, with plans to raise a total of $100 million. The money will be invested in “urgent technological solutions for the medical, business, educational and social needs triggered by global pandemics and other health emergencies.” The fund will invest in startups that look at deve

HP's new gaming laptops include an Omen 15 redesign and 16-inch Pavilion

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Big PC brands are revamping their gaming laptops , and HP doesn’t want to be left out. It’s introducing two new gaming portables headlined by a redesign of the Omen 15 . The new 15.6-inch system (above) is easier to carry thanks to a chassis that’s 11 percent thinner and 8 percent shorter than its predecessor, but it also shouldn’t throttle or become overly noisy. HP claims this is the first gami

How to Drag and Drop Between Apps on an iPad

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Whenever you need to share information between apps on an iPad, you probably just copy and paste it. But few people know you can also drag and drop images and text between apps with your finger. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

When I Can Finally Leave the House, I'll Be Sure to Bring This Lenovo Backpack

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I don’t like to spend money on backpacks, lunch boxes, or laptop bags. It’s a weird mind-set, but I’d rather carry my stuff in a cheap tote bag than blow my bank account on a real, ergonomic, easy-to-carry backpack. At least, that’s what I thought before Lenovo asked me to look at its fancy Eco Pro backpack. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Which airlines offer companion dining in first and business class?

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Flying in a luxurious premium cabin on a long-haul flight can make the journey as exciting as the destination. These trips are plenty of fun to take solo (especially if you’re flying on an airline with a good inflight entertainment system and onboard amenities like a bar and shower ), but it’s much more fun to share these experiences with a companion, whether it’s a spouse or family member or a c

Hotel Marketing Spend Is A Leading Indicator Of Travel Recovery

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I may be playing Captain Obvious here but forward bookings for domestic leisure travel destinations are picking up steam (for a very low base). While one of the easiest places to cut in a pandemic-driven recession is marketing, it's also one of the places a brand needs to spend to goose business precisely when facing challenging business conditions. Continue reading ...

Now is a Good Time to Have Body Cams and Dash Cams Everywhere You Go, and They're on Sale

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VAVA 1080p Dash Cam | $108 | Amazon HD Body Camera | $123 | Amazon Read more...

Portrait of man in frogged wool cycling suit, leaning on...

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Portrait of man in frogged wool cycling suit, leaning on high-wheel bicycle, standing on cyclone cellar door by a clapboard house with barred basement windows. Holds billed cap and wears horn on baldrick. Stamped on mat back: “George P. Rice, photographer, Rutherford, N.J.” Handwritten on mat back: “Fred Doolittle, cousin H. Bower. This cyclist may have visited his relatives in Detroit.” Courtesy

Vodafone offers free broadband and Microsoft 365 to SMBs

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Vodafone is offering SMBs free broadband and Microsoft 365 services for six months in a bid to support their post-pandemic recovery. Many small businesses have suffered from a collapse in demand during lockdown, while those that have been able to continue remotely have become dependent on fixed line and mobile connectivity. Microsoft 365 Business Standard combines familiar productivity apps like

Overestimating what VPNs can do is dangerous

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As we know, a big part of the fight against the coronavirus has been to keep people inside their homes in order to flatten the curve, meaning that a never-before-seen number of workers are now adapting to working remotely . With this rapid shift to remote working, virtual private network (VPN) use has also increased. That’s because many applications remain on-premise and employees everywhere - pa

Asus unveils AMD powered TUF series laptops and ROG series desktops

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Taiwanese tech company Asus has announced a couple of shiny new TUF series laptops and two new ROG series desktops aimed at avid gamers. Both - TUF A15 and A17 are powered by the latest 4th generation of AMD Ryzen 4000 series processors. While the desktops come with an improved design and Asus ROG Strix GA35 comes equipped with the 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 3950X CPU. These new devices come at a starti

Third-party access: the forgotten security risk

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Nearly every organisation today relies on a variety of remote third-party vendors to access, maintain, and support critical internal systems and resources. These vendors have come to play a critical role in maintaining modern organisations’ complex and distributed IT infrastructures . However, third-party access does not come without accompanying risk. Whilst organisations may have extensive secu

Samsung The Sero smartphone-friendly TV is finally available to buy

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You’d be excused for forgetting about The Sero considering Samsung’s dozens of TV models but you’d also be excused if its image was burned into your memory. First revealed at the end of 2019, The Sero debuted in the public’s eyes at CES 2020. Almost six months later, the TV is finally up for grabs so that you and your … Continue reading

Hong Kong Extends Visitor Ban By Three Months

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While Hong Kong International Airport is open to transit passengers as of yesterday, don’t expect to be able to visit Hong Kong beyond the airport anytime soon. Hong Kong bans tourists through September Hong Kong’s Health Secretary, Sophia Chan, has today announced that Hong Kong will extend restrictions on visitors by another three months. Hong Kong initially introduced a travel ban on visitors

Rigorous Hand-Washing Will Be Part of Covid-19's New Normal

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The simplest hygiene tasks are the toughest to maintain—take it from the health care experts who have advice about how to make the habit stick.

Grindr will finally remove the app's ethnicity filter

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Dating app Grindr will finally remove its ethnicity filter, following years of criticism culminating in accusations of hypocrisy regarding the company’s stance on #BlackLivesMatter. The app currently lets users filter potential matches based on age, height, weight and ethnicity, but the company — which says it has a “zero-tolerance policy for racism and hate speech” — has confirmed the ethnicity

Two-meter distancing might halve infection risk compared to one meter

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The news: Keeping people two meters apart from each other is far more effective than just one at reducing the risk of spreading coronavirus, according to a new analysis in The Lancet . The researchers combed through 172 observational studies across 16 countries. Using statistical analysis, they found that the risk of infection when people stand at least one meter away came to 3%, compared with 13

Samsung Galaxy A51 Review: Not Great, Not Terrible, Just Extremely Samsung

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After being extremely impressed with newer mid-range phones from Google and Apple, we decided to check out the competition. The Galaxy A51 is Samsung’s answer to mid-range models like the iPhone SE and Pixel 3a. And it’s … well, it’s an extremely “Samsung” phone, if that makes any sense. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

SafeCharge lets small businesses process payments using QR codes

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Limiting customer contact at the point of sale is a big issue in the wake of Covid-19, so a new initiative from payment services company SafeCharge aims to tackle it with QR codes . SafeCharge has announced a new solution that offers small businesses alternative ways to accept digital payments in response to the Covid-19 crisis. Devised with help from Visa, SafeCharge Local is aimed at providing

Google is sending Android 11 updates to some Pixel 4 owners early

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Google seems to have given select users access to a beta version of Android 11 even though it canceled the mobile platform’s beta launch on June 3rd. According to XDA Developers’ Mishaal Rahman, some users received an OTA update for the OS on their Pixel 4 devices on the same day (as Droid Life notes) the Android 10 security patch for June came out. Rahman listed some of the features that dropped

Are 4K Monitors Worth It for General Computer Use?

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The world is in the midst of a 4K revolution. As internet speeds climb and display costs decline, the next big leap in visual quality is within reach. But do you really need a 4K monitor for office work, email, and web browsing? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Reggie Watts and James Corden share an emotional conversation about racism

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"Who needs my opinion? Why is my voice relevant? There is not one person in the world who woke up this morning and thought, 'I need to know what James Corden thinks about all of this.'" So begins The Late Late Show host James Corden's Monday night monologue, during which he addresses white privilege and the protests sweeping America in response to the the killing of George Floyd , a black man who

EL AL Pilots Demand 25% Stake In Airline

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As reported by Haaretz , EL AL pilots are arguing that if they’re expected to make the biggest concessions in light of the current pandemic, they should also have the most upside during good times. EL AL is trying to cut costs Like so many airlines around the world, EL AL is in a rough financial situation. All EL AL passenger flights are suspended through at least June 20, 2020. Beyond that, the

Dell XPS 13 and XPS 13 Developer Edition—side-by-side review

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Enlarge / On the left, we have the XPS 13 Developer Edition running Ubuntu 18.04. On the right, a regular XPS 13 running Windows 10 Pro. (credit: Jim Salter) We spent this weekend going hands-on with a pair of 2020 model Dell XPS 13 laptops—one standard edition running Windows 10 Pro, and one Developer Edition running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. The XPS 13 is among Dell's most popular models, and for good

Windows 10 May 2020 Update is crashing some PCs – and there’s a fix you might not like

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Windows 10 May 2020 Update has just been released, and as far as Windows 10 updates go, the release has been pretty smooth – however, some people are complaining that the new update is causing their PCs to encounter the dreaded Blue Screen of Death. According to Windows Latest , it seems Windows 10 May 2020 Update can crash your PC while it installs if you have older drivers or unsupported hardwa

2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4S receives Heritage Design Edition livery

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German carmaker Porsche is paying homage to the past with its new Heritage Edition Livery for the 2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4S. Combining special throwback livery for the exterior and interior, only 992 units are slated for production by Porsche’s Exclusive Manufaktur division. “With the Heritage Design models, we are evoking memories of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s in … Continue reading

Jailbreak iPhone security flaw fixed with new iOS 13.5.1 update

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Apple has moved to address several serious security flaws with a new iOS update. iOS 13.5.1 is being rolled out today following recent news that the software could have allowed iPhone jailbreak attacks. Users can download the new version of iOS 13.5.1 now via their device's Settings menu, as well as an updated edition of watchOS 6.2.6, iPadOS 13.5.1 and new versions of HomePod and Apple TV. Apple

WandaVision on Disney Plus reportedly casts X-Men star in mystery role

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WandaVision is rumored to have cast Evan Peters in its upcoming first season on Disney Plus . Peters previously played Quicksilver in the X-Men movies Days of Future Past, Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix, and while this report doesn't name a role for him, it invites speculation that he could be playing the character again. That seems like a reach, but the one thing that makes it possible is the fact

Will there be a Space Force season 2 on Netflix?

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Wondering if there'll be a Space Force season 2 on Netflix? While the Steve Carell sitcom hasn't been renewed for a second season yet on the streaming service , creator Greg Daniels is planning for more episodes of the show, according to a new report. If you've watched Space Force's season finale, the series ends on a cliffhanger, as the Space Force crew appear to be stranded on the moon, their b

More Students Are ‘Stacking’ Credentials en Route to a Degree

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With record numbers of Americans jobless, some are turning to nontraditional programs that offer rewards for completing short courses on specific skills.

TalkTalk has one of the best broadband deals out there...but it ends tomorrow

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Still finding yourself working from home, entertaining the kids at home and...well, spending most of your time at home? If your internet connection has been struggling to keep up with all of that activity, the upgrade to fibre might be a necessity. But of the many fibre broadband deals currently available, which do you go for? If you act pretty fast then TalkTalk is the obvious option. It current

Are non-travel statement credit redemptions worthwhile?

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It’s no secret that nine times out of ten, you’ll get the best redemption value when you use your travel rewards points on, well, travel (especially if you can transfer your points to valuable airline and hotel partners ). But most issuers do still provide non-travel redemption options . Typically speaking, redeeming your points as a statement credit isn’t your best option because of subpar redem

Android app that removes Chinese apps gets massive support in India

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If the US government is bent on bringing Huawei to its knees through trade laws, India’s citizens are taking a different route to show their protest against China. A new app has landed on Google Play Store that singles out apps that originate from China as a response to a call for Indians to boycott software made by Chinese citizens. … Continue reading

A wallpaper that can crash your phone instantly - here's how

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There have been reports about Android phones facing crashes due to a wallpaper. Yes, you read it right! A wallpaper can crash your phone completely, and although it's pretty rare it could make the device unusable until you change it in safe mode or reset it. The issue spotted by Ice Universe has wallpaper of a skyline which seems to exceed the native sRGB colourspace on Android devices. Initial c

Tictrac secures $7.5M to expand employee wellbeing platform as WFH balloons

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“Employee Wellbeing” SaaS platforms have been around for some time. Both regulation and increasing stress levels and health problems in the workplace have fed the rise of this sector of tech, and with many corporates painting long-term contracts with providers, it’s a lucrative business. Furthermore, with the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, large remote-workforces look here to stay for the foreseeable

Streaming services join music industry 'blackout' over death of George Floyd

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The music industry will stage a “blackout day” today in support of protests around the alleged murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. Organized by music executives Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang, the aim is to pause or shutter normal business activities for 24 hours. “It is a day to take a beat for an honest, reflective and productive conversation about what actions we nee

EE and O2 to reopen high street stores

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High street mobile stores will reopen in England from June 15 with operators introducing a range of safety measures to protect customers and staff. All four major UK operators closed their retail locations in late March as the government imposed lockdown measures that resulted in the closure of non-essential retailers, restricted the movements of individuals, and enacted social distancing. Since

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 release date confirmed and first image leaked

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The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has been rumored for a while and it looks set to be a feature-packed and much cheaper alternative to a Fitbit. But it won’t just be a rumor for much longer, as the company has revealed that the wearable will be announced on June 11. That date was posted on Weibo (a Chinese social network) by one of Xiaomi’s official accounts, and while the post didn’t reveal much else, a leak

AMD Big Navi graphics card may have been spotted in Linux driver ahead of possible October launch

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AMD’s Big Navi graphics card – or at least what could be the incoming high-end GPU – has been spotted in a bunch of Linux patches that have just arrived, which further suggests that the card might be inbound for a potential October release. As Phoronix.com reports, AMD’s Radeon Linux driver witnessed the arrival of over 200 patches introducing support for a graphics card codenamed Sienna Cichlid.

Former Pollen employees were asked to sign an ‘NDA masked as a severance agreement’

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Pollen , the U.K.-headquartered travel and events marketplace, describes its company culture as built on principles of “freedom” and openness, including a well-publicised pay transparency policy. However, that doesn’t appear to always be the case with regards to the treatment of recently departing employees. When the word-of-mouth marketing company laid off 69 staff from its various U.S. and Cana

Segway's most futuristic electric scooter is now available to pre-order – here's how

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Segway has opened pre-orders for its most futuristic electric scooter to date, the Segway Ninebot Air T15 . The scooter's most visible feature is a Blade Runner-style LED strip running down the stem, making you extra visible while you ride. The colors can be customized using Segway's companion app, which also lets you choose from various riding modes, set cruise control, and see live stats on you

Cisco Live called off hours before it was due to begin

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Cisco has pulled the plug on the first virtual edition of its annual Cisco Live event, just hours before it was due to begin. The eleventh hour decision was prompted by protests across the United States, sparked by the death of George Floyd, as well as ongoing struggles related to the coronavirus pandemic. “In light of all we see going on in the world and in the United States, including feedback

No, mobile numbers in India will not add an extra digit - here's why

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India's telecom regulator has announced that there will be no change in the 10-digit mobile numbering scheme that is being followed currently. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued this clarification after noticing some recent media reports that had misinterpreted its earlier announcement. The statement issued by TRAI categorically rejects the claims made by some publications an

The snap-back glove is the germ-defender you didn't know you needed

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TL;DR: Stop the spread of germs with this snapback glove for $28, a 24% savings as of June 2. At one time, we laughed in the face of those with hand sanitizer keychains. But we're not laughing now, are we? Well kids, the snapback glove may be the next hand sanitizer keychain. The snapback glove is designed to help us navigate life in the "new normal." Made with proprietary WaveStopper fabric, the

These disposable gloves are back in stock and on sale for a limited time

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TL;DR: Snag a 50-pair box of Safe Guard blue nitrile disposable gloves for $24.99, a 24% savings as of June 2. Like face masks and toilet paper, we can attribute a surge in shopping interest for disposable gloves to COVID-19. And while touching contaminated surfaces is not typically how it spreads, it is possible . With that in mind, you can get a pack of 50 for just $24.95 if you jump on this de

Learn Python coding from engineers, data scientists, and other experts

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TL;DR: Jump into the world of coding with The Epic Python Developer Certification Bundle for $39.99, a 97% savings as of June 2. If you want to communicate with the locals on your trip to Florence, you learn to speak in Italian. If you want to communicate with your computer, you learn to code. Everything you know about your devices — from the operating systems to your favorite apps — is designed

Yandex switches from self-driving Prius to autonomous Hyundai Sonata

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Yandex, the Russian Alphabet-like company with a self-driving car unit that debuted a fully driverless car in Las Vegas this year, has updated its autonomous driving program. The fourth iteration of the company's self-driving car was officially revealed on Tuesday as a modified Hyundai Sonata. Up until now, Yandex had used hybrid Toyota Priuses, with a fleet of 100 of the self-driving vehicles, i

Master business concepts with 400 hours of MBA-centered content

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TL;DR: Learn how to master real-life business concepts with the Haroun Education Ventures MBA Degree Program™ for $399, a 20% savings as of June 2. Most MBA programs focus on theoretical concepts that are irrelevant to the real-world of business. Not to mention attending a typical MBA program can often cost an arm and a leg, and then some. That's why the Haroun Education Ventures MBA Degree Progr

Still haven't filed your taxes? This TurboTax discount can help you out.

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TL;DR: File your own taxes with the TurboTax® Deluxe package for $54, a 10% savings as of June 2. Still bitter they never taught you how to do your taxes in school? Us to. With tax season extended to July 15th, you may be wondering what you need to do to turn them in on time. While there are a multitude of self-serve tax software options on the market, few are quite as easy as TurboTax . Hence wh

NES Space for Oculus Quest Puts Classic Games in Nostalgic Environments

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Virtual reality can help us experience things that are far beyond our reach, like space travel or a zombie apocalypse. But it can also allow us to relive the mundane. Now, anyone with an Oculus Quest can travel back in time to play classic NES games using the NES Space application. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Lilly begin trials on the first COVID-19 antibody treatment

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Grab Samsung's 500GB T5 SSD for $80 at Best Buy

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Best Buy has discounted one of the better portable solid-state drives you can buy at the moment. The retailer is currently selling the Samsung T5 SSD for $80 , down from its usual price of $90. While $10 off is a modest discount, $80 matches the lowest price we've ever seen for this model, which cost about $110 when it first came out. Buy 500GB Samsung T5 SSD at Best Buy - $80 Provided you don't

Yandex updates its self-driving tech on the 2020 Hyundai Sonata

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Today, the Russian internet giant Yandex revealed its fourth-generation self-driving car, a collaboration with Hyundai. This generation brings Yandex tech to the 2020 Hyundai Sonata. By the end of this year, Yandex plans to add 100 Sonatas to its self-driving fleet, which includes a robo-taxi service in Innopolis, Russia , and vehicles in Michigan. As part of the upgrades, Hyundai’s Mobis team mo

iOS 14 compatibility leak suggests your current iPhone is getting another update

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Apple often cuts off an older generation of iPhones whenever it unveils its latest software update, but iOS 14 may be set to change that, meaning your current iPhone may still get another software update. According to a new report, all devices that supported iOS 13 in September last year will also be able to download iOS 14 when it lands later this year. This information comes from a website call

Facebook, Red Cross launch COVID-19 vigilance campaign

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Red Magic 5G Lite gaming phone from Nubia might launch soon globally

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Nubia launched a budget gaming device in China last month. The phone dubbed ‘Nubia Play 5G’ had a 144hz display and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 processor. Now, a tipster has revealed that the phone might make its way to global markets as the ‘Red Magic 5G Lite’. Recent tweet from Sudhanshu has revealed the name of the device that is likely to launch sooner in the markets outside of China. The phone

Roku update: big addition brings live on-screen program guide, 30 extra channels

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TV streaming company Roku has announced a big update to its free, ad-supported platform, the Roku Channel , bringing the experience of watching linear TV to its popular streaming devices . The Roku Channel now comes with an on-screen TV guide, allowing you to tune into live TV shows – making the streaming platform feel more like watching TV in the traditional sense. What are the best streaming de

Kpop fans take down police app

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Did Indian govt really put Covid-19 tracing Aarogya Setu code on Github?

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Right from the day Indian government launched Aarogya Setu , the app to trace Covid-19 cases in the country, it has been bedevilled by a plethora of issues. Most of them pertained to the safety and security of the users' details. There was also phishing allegation against the app. And then it was alleged to be a surveillance app. Privacy-conscious citizens and security researchers claimed that th

Salesforce retires data recovery service, Odaseva and Sesame Software step in

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Salesforce has announced it will discontinue its Data Restoration data recovery service at the end of July 2020. To fill the gap left by this move, Odaseva , a Salesforce data governance platform, has released a new app. Sesame Software , also responding to the upcoming discontinuation, has added new features to its Relational Junction Salesforce backup and recovery software. Find out why Salesfo

Appway raises $37M, its first-ever funding, for financial customer management tools

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With the renewed push for more of the services we use everyday to be accessible online and in a non-physical way, a company out of Switzerland that builds tools for financial services companies to interact better with their customers via the web is today announcing a round of funding to expand its operations. Appway , which provides software to help banks and others that transact with customers t

Petrol price to increase this month

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Self-driving vehicle startup Argo AI completes $2.6B deal with Volkswagen, expands to Europe

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Volkswagen Group finalized Tuesday its $2.6 billion investment into Argo AI, the Pittsburgh-based self-driving car startup that came out of stealth in 2017 with $1 billion in backing from Ford. The deal turns Argo into a global company with two customers — VW and Ford — as well as operations in the U.S. and Europe, and provides an instant jump in its workforce. Autonomous Intelligent Driving (AID

Budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy M01 and M11 launch in India

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The Samsung Galaxy M01 and Galaxy M11 are the company’s latest set of budget smartphones announced today. These devices are powered by Snapdragon processors instead of the in-house Exynos chipset. The M series already consists of M21, M30, M30s, M31 devices in India. Samsung is now filing the lineup with the launch of Galaxy M01 and M11. The Galaxy M01 is sub Rs 10,000 device while the M11 is a d



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