Tuesday, June 09, 2020

TPS Consulting Tuesday Afternoon Post


Tropical Depression Cristobal Could Make Historic Lake Superior Landfall

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This has been the year of murder hornets , massive locust invasions on two continents, and a sudden start to Atlantic hurricane season, among other oddities (not to mention the deadly pandemic). So perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that Lake Superior is set to see its first post-tropical cyclone ever recorded, and yet… Read more...

The Matrix 4 has a 'beautiful script and wonderful story' says Keanu Reeves

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The Matrix 4 is coming in 2021, a sequel releasing a whole 18 years after the last movie. Stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss have explained why they've returned for this fourth movie, which will be directed by Lana Wachowski. It turns out it's all about her script. "Lana Wachowski wrote a beautiful script and a wonderful story that resonated with me," Reeves told Empire . "That’s the only rea

Cannabis found to relieve PTSD symptoms, but there’s a catch

89SlashGear / 5h
Many people claim that cannabis (“marijuana”) helps with a variety of conditions, including mental health issues, though evidence to back up these claims is still slim. Adding to the growing body of evidence is a new study from Washington State University where researchers have found that cannabis is able to relieve the symptoms of PTSD. Unfortunately, there’s some bad news … Continue reading

Holy Swarovski, Batman!

Gizmodo / 5min
If you’re worried about losing the respect of your co-workers with a collection of die-cast miniature Batmobile toys parked on your desk, don’t worry, Swarovski’s got your back. This $600 crystal Batmobile replica is described as a totally acceptable and normal “decoration object” on the Swarovski website and is… Read more...

RagnarLocker joins increasingly threatening ransomware syndicate

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 13min
The ransomware syndicate created by the operators of the Maze ransomware has added another group to its ranks. Ransomware operations that target business networks will often steal a victim's unencrypted files before encrypting the rest of their network. Cybercriminals do this so that they can use these files as leverage in case victims fail to pay its ransoms. If the ransom isn't paid, then the u

Reddit has the chance to chart a new course. Will it?

40Engadget / 20min
The Reddit community is once again demanding change. Fed up with what they see as the company’s inability to deal with racist hate on its platform, a group representing hundreds of moderators, who together oversee some of the site’s most popular communities, wrote a scathing open letter to CEO Steve Huffman. “The problem of Reddit’s leadership supporting and providing a platform for racist users

Transparent face mask startup inhales $1M seed round

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A Swiss startup called HMCARE, spun out of the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, has raised a million Swiss Francs (equivalent to about $105 million) to commercialize its transparent and relatively eco-friendly surgical masks . The founders were inspired by healthcare workers in the 2015 Ebola outbreak and at children’s hospitals around the world working closely with patients but unable t

Cut down on salt to support your gut bacteria, new study warns

SlashGear / 43min
It’s no secret that Americans tend to eat a high-salt diet, something health officials have been encouraging the public to change in light of the associated health risks. Though eating large amounts of sodium is best known as a risky activity for people suffering from high blood pressure, a new study warns that it has an impact on beneficial gut … Continue reading

'Cops' has been canceled at the Paramount Network

200+Mashable / 47min
Looks like someone did some reevaluating. On Tuesday, Paramount Network announced it would no longer produce Cops, a half-hour reality series that takes camera crews on police ride-alongs and investigations. The news comes after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25. Former officer Derek Chauvin, who has since been charged with second-degree murder, kneeled on Floyd's neck f

God Help Us, the Winklevoss Twins Are Co-Producing a Movie About Their Bitcoin Journey

Gizmodo / 53min
The Winklevoss twins—the brothers Mark Zuckerberg allegedly stole the idea for Facebook from—are making a movie about themselves, Deadline reported this week. If that doesn’t seem masturbatory enough, rejoice: said film is about how they amassed a net wealth of more than $1 billion by getting really into Bitcoin. Read more...

TaoTronics’ SoundSurge 46 Are the Perfect Cheap ANC Headphones, Save for One Complaint

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TaoTronics SoundSurge 46 | $70 | Amazon | Clip coupon on page Read more...

Five Rowing Machines to Live Your Best Nautical Life Indoors

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The best rowing machines will push you to your absolute limit, no matter where that limit is. Whether they’re adjustable or simply offer more resistance the harder you row, it’s always good if they can keep up with you as your fitness improves. Read more...

Delta Air Lines Is Rushing To Protect A Key American Airlines Partner

View from the Wing / 1h
The airline industry makes for strange bedfellows. Delta is rushing to save a key American Airlines partner, because that keeps it from being on the hook to repay the loan they guaranteed. However if they fail they will take partial ownership in Gol's frequent flyer program, a key American Airlines partnership . Continue reading ...

Zynn, the Hot New Video App, Is Full of Stolen Content

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Multiple influencers told WIRED that their videos had been copied from other platforms and reposted to Zynn without permission.

TPG's pre-paid mobile plans are 50% off, starting from AU$10 for 6GB

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We’ve all experienced it – you open up a phone bill, and wince at the numbers – but it doesn’t have to be this way. TPG has slashed the price of its pre-paid phone deals, getting you a decent amount of data for half the price. New customers can now get 50% off their first six months with TPG. For most users, the best-value option is likely the 25GB data plan, which will set you back a mere AU$15

IBM Cloud suffers prolonged outage

100+TechCrunch / 1h
The IBM Cloud is currently suffering a major outage, and with that, multiple services that are hosted on the platform are also down, including everybody’s favorite tech news aggregator, Techmeme . It looks like the problems started around 2:30pm PT and spread from there. Best we can tell, this is a worldwide problem and involves a networking issue, but IBM’s own status page isn’t actually loading

Fortnite bug lets players instantly open Henchmen chests

SlashGear / 1h
The current season of Fortnite features a spy theme that includes Henchmen, a type of AI character that patrols certain locations. These characters deal a large amount of damage, but can be knocked, searched, and carried to a Henchmen Chest. These loot boxes feature more items than ordinary chests, but require scanning a Henchman, a process that typically takes several … Continue reading

U.S. Falls Out of Top 10 Average Internet Speeds Globally in 2020, but That’s Just Because Other Countries Are Faster

Gizmodo / 1h
The covid-19 pandemic has many of us working and learning from home, which means access to fast internet is more important than ever. Unfortunately, despite being the richest country in the world, the U.S. has fallen out of the top 10 list for the countries with the fastest broadband speeds. Read more...

Naughty Dog details the extensive accessibility in 'The Last of Us Part II'

50Engadget / 1h
Naughty Dog declared that The Last of Us Part II would be one of the most accessible games yet in a recent interview with The Verge , but it’s now clear exactly how far the studio was willing to go to make sure people could play. The developer has detailed all 60 (!) of the settings you can change, and some of them go well beyond what you’d anticipate. There are options for people with little to

US and Canada Will Extend Border Closure Through Late July

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Currently the border closure lasts through June 21, though Canada has loosened restrictions somewhat to allow family members of citizens and permanent residents to return starting today. However the ban is expected to be extended by both the U.S. and Canada into late July, according to sources on both sides of the border. Continue reading ...

Motorola's One Fusion Plus Packs a Pop-Up Camera and 5,000mAh Battery for $340

29How-To Geek / 2h
Motorola has an affinity for flashy-yet-affordable devices. And the company’s new One Fusion Plus fits that bill perfectly. At €299 (about $340), it’s packed with a killer FHD+ display, a Snapdragon 730 processor, 6GB of RAM, a massive 5,000mAh battery, and a… pop-up camera? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

IFTTT Cuts off Wink While Adding Support for 25 Other Services

24How-To Geek / 2h
IFTTT is a cloud-based service that links together with your disparate smart home devices. It allows gadgets that generally can’t talk to each other to work together for a better smart home experience. Now, IFTTT is adding 25 more services to its repertoire—and cutting off Wink in the process. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Razer's Kishi Controller Is the Best Android Gamepad I've Ever Used

24How-To Geek / 2h
Since the modern era of smartphones dawned, mobile gamers have been looking for an ideal way to control their games beyond the intolerable shortcomings of the touchscreen. I’ve tried a lot of them—mini-controllers, clip-on controllers, weird hybrids that combine triggers and silicone screen pads. While Razer’s new Kishi isn’t perfect, it’s easily the best option I’ve seen so far. Read This Articl

Twitter leak reveals that verification requests are coming back

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Twitter is going to bring back its verification requests feature, at least according to a new leak. This tool enables users to directly request that Twitter verify their accounts, giving them the coveted blue checkmark on their profile. The feature was removed in 2017 after the social media company verified a white supremacist, but it may return alongside new policies … Continue reading

Edtech is surging, and parents have some notes

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Unlike most sectors, edtech has been booming over the last few months. Flashcards startup Quizlet is now a unicorn , digital textbook company Top Hat is finding unprecedented surges in usage and student success business Edsights raised nearly $2 million from high-profile investors, all from inbound interest. Investors are so confident that homeschooling might become a trend that they just investe

The Apple ARM move demands a classic Mac reboot

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The dawn of Apple’s switch of macOS to run on Arm processors is finally almost here, at least if the leaks are correct, and I’m hoping it gives one misunderstood Mac product another chance to prove its merit. Rumored for years, it’s a blow to Intel and potentially some work for developers between WWDC 2020 and the arrival of the … Continue reading

Twitter starts putting fact-checking labels on tweets about 5G and COVID-19

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Conspiracy theories claiming a connection between 5G technology and the coronavirus have been around since the pandemic’s early days , and apparently they’re still going strong. So strong, in fact, that Twitter began applying a label to some tweets about COVID-19 and 5G, encouraging users to “get the facts” about the virus. As Business Insider reported, clicking through the label leads to a page

#8CantWait Won't Change the Police, Says Human Rights Watch

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As cities are making big pledges for police reform, the viral #8CantWait campaign has become city officials’ go-to atonement manual. When Campaign Zero launched it on June 3rd, they initially made the striking claim that the proposed set of eight policies could reduce police killings by 72 percent, by, among other… Read more...

New 3D printing technique could make shapeshifting robots more practical

100+Engadget / 2h
It just got a little easier to create soft robots that adapt to the world around them. Rice University researchers have developed a 3D printing technique (they call it “4D”) for material that automatically changes to an alternate shape when subjected to an electric current, changes in temperature or simple stress. The team produced a liquid crystal polymer ‘ink’ with two exclusive sets of molecul

How to Shout at a Protest Without Wrecking Your Voice

48Lifehacker / 2h
Speaking up matters, but that doesn’t have to be just metaphorical. If you attend a protest, you may find yourself chanting, cheering, shouting, and otherwise using your voice to be heard loud and clear. The fight against injustice is a marathon, though, not a sprint, so you’ll want to be able to shout again another… Read more...

If you’re not investing in diverse founders, you’re a bad investor

100+TechCrunch / 2h
BLCK VC Contributor BLCK VC is a nonprofit focused on empowering Black investors and increasing diversity in venture capital. We won’t sit here as we have for so many years with strong faces and encouraging words and pretend that we’re not tired. We’re tired because we’ve spent yet another week mourning our Black brothers and sisters who died unjust deaths. We’re tired because we spent half of th

What to consider before publishing your diversity memo

100+TechCrunch / 2h
In the past few weeks, several venture capital firms have published different variations of the same pledge: we’ll do a better job supporting the Black community. My timeline, and I’m assuming yours too, has been filled with statements from non-Black venture capitalists saying that they will rethink how to be more inclusive with their hiring and wiring. There is no need to applaud firms for takin

Amazing Deals On Vancouver Hotel Stays

78One Mile at a Time / 3h
For the past several winters we’ve seen an amazing promotion for Vancouver hotel stays, given what a seasonal market it is. Well, this promotion is back again this year, but it’s being offered for summer (for obvious reasons). For those looking to travel to Vancouver this summer, this could represent a great deal. Vancouver Winter Hotel Promotion To help fill rooms, StayVancouverHotels is offerin

Which AirPods competitor is worth your money?

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Ever since Apple launched its AirPods in 2016, they've become the face of the wireless earbud movement. Now, nearly four years later, with Apple continuing to dominate the category with a "Pro" line and premium features like active noise cancellation, rivals Google and Microsoft have finally released earbud competitors onto the market. The Pixel Buds from Google and Surface Earbuds from Microsoft

You no longer need to hack Windows to install Teams backgrounds

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Microsoft Teams users will now be able to upload their own custom background images as Microsoft has released a new update to its video conferencing software. The software giant already gave meeting participants a way to hide what's behind them in the form of background blur effects and other pre-installed template backgrounds but now they will have even more choices when it comes to backgrounds.

Inside the Culture of Racism at Bon Appétit

500+Gizmodo / 3h
For many fans of Bon Appétit ’s wildly popular Youtube channel, its bustling kitchen filled with bickering and highly collaborative chefs and editors can feel like a food utopia: junk food is turned into gourmet delicacies, carbonara pasta is experimented with, and Snoop Dogg recipes are reverse-engineered via smell… Read more...

FCC failed to monitor Chinese telecoms for almost 20 years: Senate report

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Enlarge / The flag of China. (credit: Getty Images | Nijat Abdullayev | EyeEm) The Federal Communications Commission and other US agencies have failed to properly oversee Chinese telecom companies that operate in the United States, according to a bipartisan Senate report released today. After a year-long investigation, the staff report by the US Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations "

A big shark and a large squid fought in the deep sea

100+Mashable / 3h
An underwater photographer snapped a curious picture of a shark off of Kona, Hawaii, in November 2019. The oceanic whitetip shark had unusual, ring-like markings on its body. The photographer, Deron Verbec, passed the images to Yannis Papastamatiou, a shark researcher and predator ecologist at Florida International University. These telltale scars almost certainly came from a large squid, Papasta

Microsoft's news AI publishes stories about its own racist failures

84Mashable / 3h
Hey, at least Microsoft's news-curating artificial intelligence doesn't have an ego. That much was made clear today after the company's news app highlighted Microsoft's most recent racist failure. The inciting incident for this entire debacle appears to be Microsoft's late May decision to fire some human editors and journalists responsible for MSN.com and have its AI curate and aggregate stories

Facebook News section rolls out with local news for all users in the US

SlashGear / 3h
Facebook News, the feature first introduced in October 2019, is rolling out to all users in the United States. With Facebook News, users in the US get access to a dedicated news portal featuring articles from a variety of publishers, including local news agencies. The portal is found within its own dedicated tab, though news stories will still appear in … Continue reading

Podhero launches a $5.99 subscription app where you can support your favorite podcasts

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Podhero is offering listeners a new way to pay their favorite podcasters. The startup behind the app is led by Pete Curley and Garret Heaton, who previously founded HipChat (sold to Atlassian) and launched Swoot last year , which was focused on helping you find new podcasts through sharing. In a Medium post published today, Curley wrote that despite Swoot’s “great retention and passionate users,”

Sign up for tomorrow’s Pitchers & Pitches session

100+TechCrunch / 3h
We’re just 24 hours away from the second installment of Pitchers & Pitches. If you want to whip your elevator pitch into shape, select your favorite beverage and join us for an interactive pitch-off and feedback session. We kick off tomorrow, June 10 at 4pm ET / 1pm PT. It won’t cost you a penny, so register here today . You’ll walk away with insightful advice and actionable tips to help you crea

Babylon Health admits GP app suffered a data breach

500+BBC News - Technology / 3h
The video call app allowed some patients to see recordings of others' sessions with medics.

Telling Siri “All Lives Matter” Brings up BlackLivesMatter.com

1KFuturism / 3h
Black Lives Matter A new iPhone update prompts anyone who tells the built-in AI assistant Siri that “all lives matter” to visit BlackLivesMatter.com . The update is the latest gesture Apple has offered to the Black Lives Matter movement, AppleInsider reports . Now, anyone who tells Siri that all lives matter will get a response explaining the fundamental difference between the two phrases — as we

A Fake SpaceX Stream That’s Scamming Bitcoins Has 16,000 Viewers

67Futurism / 3h
Cryptocurrency scammers have long been drawn to Elon Musk’s Twitter account. Almost every time he tweets, a slew of fake Elon Musk accounts try to coax unsuspecting fans into handing over hard-to-trace cryptocurrency — and they’re getting pretty crafty. Right now, a fake livestream on YouTube is playing NASA footage of the press conferences leading up to SpaceX’s recent historic launch — which al

Why Airlines Are Bringing Their Newest Planes Out Of Storage First

View from the Wing / 3h
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 ...

How to Turn on Dark Mode in the eBay App

24Lifehacker / 3h
It’s been a long time coming, but eBay’s mobile app is finally getting a dark mode, meaning shoppers will be able to track their bids late into the night without frying their retinas. Read more...

Hungry for miles? Earn up to 10x Aeroplan miles on your next Uber Eats order.

The Points Guy / 3h
Today, Air Canada’s Aeroplan loyalty program announced a new partnership with Uber Eats, Uber’s food delivery service . Through June 15, 2020, Aeroplan members in the U.S. and Canada will earn 10 Aeroplan miles per dollar spent on Uber Eats orders after clicking through the Uber Eats page on the Aeroplan eStore. After June 15th, members will continue to earn at least 2 Aeroplan miles per dollar o

Los Angeles Has Turned Scooters Into Data-Mining Machines, According To A New Lawsuit

Gizmodo / 3h
This week, the EFF announced it’d be partnering with the California-based branches of the ACLU in filing a joint lawsuit against the entire city of Los Angeles for collecting “detailed trip data,” along with the “real-time locations and routes” for the tens of thousands of scooters that LA residents ride each day. Read more...

'Minecraft Dungeons' review: Baby's first 'Diablo'

68Mashable / 3h
Senior entertainment reporter Adam Rosenberg reviews the recently-released "Minecraft Dungeons." Read more... More about Mashable Video , Xbox , Video Games , Minecraft Dungeons , and Summer Of Gaming

The Last of Us Part II has a ton of accessibility options

Naughty The Last of UsSlashGear / 3h
The Last of Us Part II is right around the corner, and today, Sony and Naughty Dog are detailing the accessibility options that will be present in the game. There are a lot of them too, with Naughty Dog detailing over 60 individual settings. Those should hopefully be enough for most people to tailor their gameplay experience to suit their … Continue reading

Nikola Motor to open pre-orders for fuel cell pickup truck to compete with Ford, Tesla

2020 Ford Escape Mustang100+TechCrunch / 3h
Nikola Motor Company, the Arizona startup that made its debut as a publicly traded company June 4, will open reservations later this month for a hydrogen fuel cell electric pickup truck that was designed to compete with the Ford F-150. Reservations, or pre-orders, will open June 29 for the hydrogen-electric pickup truck known as the Badger, Nikola Motor founder and chairman Trevor Milton tweeted

Two Las Vegas casinos want to join the Boring Company’s tube system

100+Engadget / 3h
The Las Vegas Convention Center’s underground loop transit system is slated for completion in January 2021 , and two resorts want to get in on the new Boring Company transit system. Wynn Las Vegas and the under-construction Resorts World Las Vegas are seeking county approval for projects that would link them to the Convention Center transit system, The Las Vegas Sun reports. If the projects are a

WHO butchers asymptomatic COVID comments. Here’s what they meant

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Enlarge / WHO Technical Lead and epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove attending a virtual news briefing on COVID-19 from the WHO headquarters in Geneva on April 6, 2020. (credit: Getty | AFP ) An expert with the World Health Organization on Monday made brief comments about asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 that sparked a firestorm of confusion, backlash, and criticism. Some public health experts were

These Transparent Medical Face Masks Won’t Fog Up

300+Futurism / 4h
A team of Swiss researchers have created a transparent surgical face mask, intended for essential workers, that no longer hide people’s faces. That’s a big deal especially for those, such as the hearing impaired, who communicate via facial expressions. The “HelloMasks” promise to be breathable and protective, but won’t fog up like other masks fitted with clear plastic panels. Each one is made out

Destiny 3 may never exist—to that end, the series will wipe older campaign content

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Enlarge / Expansions will continue apace for Destiny 2 , since the studio has no plans to make a Destiny 3 at this time. (credit: Bungie ) After revealing the next regularly scheduled Destiny 2 expansion pack, launching on September 22 , the game's creators at Bungie used the Tuesday opportunity to describe a three-year plan for the series. On the eve of a new console generation, fans might have

Ancient Roman Board Game Found in Norwegian Burial Mound

300+Gizmodo / 4h
A 1,700-year-old board game, including rare elongated dice, dating back to the Roman Iron Age has been unearthed in Norway. Found near an important sea route, the game was likely used to forge relationships among long-distance traders. Read more...

What to Do With Your Money Now That We're in a Recession

59Lifehacker / 4h
After months of discussion, a brief period of optimism, and then the onset of a global pandemic, it’s official: We’re in a recession. Read more...

BabyNames.com makes a powerful statement on Black Lives Matter

500+Mashable / 4h
Amid a sea of bad, performative brand statements, BabyNames.com — of all places — posted a moving statement on the recent protests and the Black Lives Matter movement. The website posted the names of black people who've been killed, many by police, and noted simply: "Each one of these names was somebody's baby." It's the first thing you see when you click on the site's homepage. After the list of

Signal on iOS gets a data transfer feature for new device owners

Signal Transfer iPhoneSlashGear / 4h
Encrypted messaging app Signal now features the ability to transfer data from the app on one iPhone to another iPhone, making things easier for users when they upgrade their devices. The feature doesn’t compromise one’s security, Signal notes in its announcement about the feature, which started rolling out to iOS users days ago. The transfer can be performed using an … Continue reading

Research: Coronavirus Lockdowns Prevented Millions of Infections

500+Futurism / 4h
According to new research, stay-at-home orders and other lockdown measures prevented millions of coronavirus infections in the U.S. Scientists from the University of California, Berkeley probed the coronavirus responses of six countries. They examined China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, France, and the U.S. in order to see how well specific measures like travel bans, stay-at-home orders, and working

How to Permanently Delete Books From Your Kindle

100+Lifehacker / 4h
Removing books you’ve finished from your Kindle has always been possible, but with one catch. Whatever you remove from your device persists in your account. It’s not gone forever, it’s simply gone from the specific Kindle device you’re using. Read more...

Cyberattack Shuts Down All Honda Factories Worldwide

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Global Shutdown After a cyberattack breached its internal servers in Tokyo, the automaker Honda shut down all production worldwide on Monday. It seems the personal information of employees and customers was likely untouched, Financial Times reports . But the hack points to a surprising digital fragility that’s especially troubling as cars and other vehicles are becoming increasingly connected to

Grow Credit, which builds credit scores by paying for online subscriptions, gets Mucker cash

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Grow Credit, the startup that launched last year to help customers build out their credit scores by providing a credit line for online subscriptions like Spotify and Netflix, has added Mucker Labs as an investor and closed its seed round with $2 million in total commitments. The Los Angeles startup founded by serial entrepreneur Joe Bayen, had been bootstrapped initially and then received funding

A Chicken Salad Manifesto

100+Lifehacker / 4h
Chicken salad is not usually perceived as “sexy.” It is a potluck food, a church supper food, an uninspired baby or wedding shower option, often under-seasoned and over-dressed. Bad chicken salad can put you off the category entirely. But good chicken salad? Good chicken salad can be transcendent. Read more...

Facebook Mom Groups Blow Up Over Black Lives Matter

2KNYT > Technology / 4h
A large Facebook parenting group temporarily shut down after silencing black members. Now new groups for parents are forming that are explicitly anti-racist.

Destiny 2 players will get the game for free on PS5 and Xbox Series X

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While we’d heard Destiny 2 was coming to next-gen consoles, Bungie has revealed more details around the feature, saying that current players will be able to upgrade to PS5 and Xbox Series X versions for free. Both will play at 4K 60fps, too. Xbox One owners of Destiny 2 will be able to upgrade to the Xbox Series X version via Microsoft's Smart Delivery program, which allows cross-purchasing acros

Robocallers face $225M fine from FCC and lawsuits from multiple states

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Two men embodying the zenith of human villainy have admitted to making approximately a billion robocalls in the first few months of 2019 alone, and now face an FCC fine of $225 million and a lawsuit from multiple attorneys general that could amount to as much or more — not that they’ll actually end up paying that. John Spiller and Jakob Mears, Texans of ill repute, are accused of (and have confes

It's OK to post on social media even though you haven't replied to texts

200+Mashable / 4h
I don't know who needs to hear this, but it's perfectly OK for someone to post on social media even though they haven't replied to your text messages yet. Sure, it's polite and respectful to respond to messages and answer questions as soon as possible, but taking a few hours — or even days — to do so doesn't always mean someone is actively trying to be rude or disrespectful toward you. It's easy

FCC proposes record-setting $225 million fine against robocallers

FCC $225M Fine Republican100+Engadget / 5h
The Ajit Pai -era FCC likes to make a big show of punishing robocallers , and that’s truer than ever in 2020. The regulator has proposed a record-setting $225 million fine against Texas-based health insurance telemarketers Jakob Mears and John Spiller for roughly 1 billion spoofed robocalls made between January and May 2019. The duo reportedly made millions of these calls per day, falsely posing

The Best Lightweight Sheet Sets for Summer

Gizmodo / 5h
As the temperature rises, many people switch out their bedding for something lightweight and cooler, or just to create a different look in their bedroom. Whether you’re looking for new sheets to help keep you cooler while you sleep—heavy night sweaters, we’ve got help for you too!—or you just want something that… Read more...

Get Paid To Stay In Vancouver This Summer

46View from the Wing / 5h
The Vancouver Hotel Destination Association will arrange for you to receive visa gift cards for every night of your Vancouver hotel stay, up to the first five nights. Continue reading ...

What to Watch Tonight, June 9, 2020

44Lifehacker / 5h
Looking for something to watch tonight? Every afternoon we’re hunting down and highlighting the best viewing options around. Read more...

The Best Lightweight Sheet Sets for Summer

Lifehacker / 5h
As the temperature rises, many people switch out their bedding for something lightweight and cooler, or just to create a different look in their bedroom. Whether you’re looking for new sheets to help keep you cooler while you sleep—heavy night sweaters, we’ve got help for you too!—or you just want something that… Read more...

Xbox chief Phil Spencer anticipates more consoles beyond Xbox Series X

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Gaming is something that’s becoming more and more device agnostic – as well as something that’s more reliant on the internet. With big names like Google, Microsoft, and Sony all building out game streaming services and the ever-increasing draw of smartphones as gaming devices, one has to wonder where consoles and physical media fit into the future of gaming. Obviously, … Continue reading

Data startup Axiom secures $4M from Crane Venture Partners, emerges from stealth

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Axiom , a startup that helps companies deal with their internal data, has secured a new $4 million seed round led by U.K.-based Crane Venture Partners, with participation from LocalGlobe, Fly VC and Mango Capital. Notable angel investors include former Xamarin founder and current GitHub CEO Nat Friedman and Heroku co-founder Adam Wiggins. The company is also emerging from a relative stealth mode

An Interview With the Man Who Told the LAPD, 'Suck My Dick and Choke On it, I Yield My Time, Fuck You'

9KGizmodo / 5h
In the wake of protests following George Floyd’s death, Los Angeles has become a flashpoint for the country’s anger against racism and police brutality, leading to further police misconduct. The LAPD has violently beaten protestors, shot them with rubber bullets , and allegedly arrested over 2,600 peaceful protesters.… Read more...

Movie Theaters Set to Reopen This Week in California, but You're Not Gonna Like It

500+Gizmodo / 5h
As theaters in California near reopening after weeks of lockdown, we finally have a clearer idea of what a post-pandemic theater experience might look like in more densely populated cities. And it’s not going to look or feel like the movies did before—not for a while, at least. Read more...

Despite 100GB video games, average download times are decreasing

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Fig. 1: Dividing average PS4 game file sizes by average broadband speeds shows decreasing download times in recent years. [credit: Ars Technica ] Anyone who downloads games regularly probably has a complaint about just how long it takes to download some of the bigger big-budget titles these days. Unless you want to buy your games on a physical disc or cartridge (or use a streaming gaming service

A Case for Banning Facial Recognition

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A Google research scientist explains why she thinks the police shouldn’t use facial recognition software.

How To Keep Rodents' Nests Out Of Your Long-Term Parked Car

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Many Americans spent the last few weeks doing very little driving in the name of social distancing and, while the travel break may have allowed commuters to cut down on their driving, adherence to stay-at-home orders has left cars vulnerable to rodent infestations. Read more...

Amazon removes T-shirt showing George Floyd death

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The T-shirt, available on the US store, broke guidelines about depicting a crime scene.

What to Do If You're Locked Up Abroad

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With the pandemic hitting across the globe, many American travelers have gotten stuck while living or traveling abroad. And with worldwide protests erupting, those stuck Americans may feel called to participate in local demonstrations—which could possibly lead them to be arrested. Here’s what to do if you find… Read more...

“Please don’t describe us as a Tesla killer”—Ars talks to Lucid Motors

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The Air looks superficially the same as when we saw it in 2017, but almost every body panel has changed. [credit: Lucid Motors ] With a brand-new, state-of-the-art factory nearing completion in the Southwest desert and an energy-dense battery pack using cylindrical cells, it's all-too tempting to set up a rivalry between Lucid Motors and Tesla. Heck, it's a trope that we've been guilty of using i

3M files suit over third-party price gouging of N95 masks on Amazon

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Amazon has promised vigilance against third-party price gouging since COVID-19 achieved global pandemic status. The company’s efforts have had mixed success, however, due in part to the sheer volume of vendors that utilize the company’s massive commerce platform. In a suit filed in California this week, 3M claims the seller was charging massively inflated prices for either damaged or counterfeit

Honda may have been hit by a ransomware attack

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Honda is reportedly the latest company to fall victim to the SNAKE ransomware which has affected its computer networks in Europe and Japan following a cyberattack. At the moment, details are still unclear regarding the incident but the company has begun an investigation concerning the recently detected problems with its network. In a statement to BleepingComputer , a Honda spokesperson confirmed

Facebook News launches to all in US with addition of local news and video

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Facebook News, the social network’s dedicated section devoted to journalism, is today launching for all users in the U.S. The feature was first introduced in October 2019 as a limited test in the U.S. The product represents Facebook’s much-debated new effort in wooing publishers to its platform with the promise of increased distribution. In addition to the nationwide launch, Facebook has also add

Stop with the Vroom and gloom on Wall Street

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Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This time around we’re recording what we call an Equity Shot, a single-topic show that we pull together whenever there’s a news item of sufficient weight that it demands we break our regular cadence and record a little more. So Danny and Tash and Alex got together to

Russia Is Furious, Saying the US is Mocking Its Space Program

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Back in 2014, Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin quipped that without Russia, the US might as well “deliver its astronauts to the ISS by using a trampoline” — a reference to how the US had to rely on Russian spacecraft to launch astronauts into space since 2011. Six years later, SpaceX successfully sent two NASA astronauts into orbit from American soil. “The trampoline is working,” Musk clapped back

The Mavic Air 2 Is Definitely the Drone I Was Looking For

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Yes, I know. Starting a blog by paraphrasing Obi Wan’s famous words isn’t very imaginative, but put down your torches and give me a few minutes to explain why, for once, this phrase is appropriate. I also didn’t know that I was looking for a Mavic Air 2…until I tried it out. Read more...

A Delightful Tour Of Danny Trejo's Animal Crossing Island

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In the first episode of “Danny’s Diary,” a new segment in Gary Whitta’s star-studded in-game talk show Animal Talking , see the power of Animal Crossing: New Horizons transform one of Hollywood’s toughest, most intimidating actors into an adorable butterfly-collecting islander. Read more...

Facebook rolls out its dedicated News section to all US users

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Facebook’s dedicated news section is finally available to everyone in the US... in a manner of speaking. The social media giant has made News accessible to all American users as a bookmark, but it’s only available to “millions more” than previously as the promised tab. If you want that tab to appear sooner, you’ll have to “frequently” visit the bookmark to make your intentions clear. No, it doesn

You can take $20 off three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate today

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Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a new discount on Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, as three-month subscription codes for the all-you-can-eat video game service are currently down to $25 at various retailers. That's $20 off the standard going rate and matches the previous low we saw during a sale last year. The deal is applicable to both new and existing Game

Comparing premium transcon flights in the age of coronavirus

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If you’re after the best domestic flight experience, then you’re going to want to fly between New York and Los Angeles (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO). That’s because all the major U.S. carriers offer their top products on these lucrative — and competitive — routes. Passengers sitting in biz (and even in first on American Airlines ) will be treated to an exclusive ground experience, lie-flat seats,

Teach Kids About Racism With the 'Brown Eye Blue Eye' Exercise

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Jane Elliot spent her career trying to give white people the slightest taste of the discrimination and racism that people of color experience throughout their entire lives. It started in 1968, in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., when she devised an exercise for the students in her third grade… Read more...

Galaxy Note 20 event tip says Foldable age has only just begun

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Three hero phones from Samsung were tipped to be revealed at an event in early August, with release dates in late August – all at once. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (in more than one size and iteration), was tipped to be revealed at the same time as the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 and the Samsung Galaxy ZFlip 5G. All … Continue reading

Plundering of crypto keys from ultrasecure SGX sends Intel scrambling again

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Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty ) For the past two years, modern CPUs—particularly those made by Intel—have been under siege by an unending series of attacks that make it possible for highly skilled attackers to pluck passwords, encryption keys, and other secrets out of silicon-resident memory. On Tuesday, two separate academic teams disclosed two new and distinctive exploits that pierce I

Blur Faces and Remove Metadata From iPhone Photos With This Shortcut

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As demonstrations against police brutality and racial injustice continue around the country, apps that blur faces and delete metadata have become a necessary part of any protester’s tool set. Such apps prevent unwanted surveillance and tracking of those in the images and the photographers snapping the shots. Read more...

4 Benefits That Make Hilton Aspire Card Worth It

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As I often say, I find hotel credit cards to be quite underrated. More so than just about any other cards, hotel credit cards can be worth holding onto just for the benefits they offer. For example, I’ve written about how the World Of Hyatt Credit Card ( review ) is great — the card has a $95 annual fee, and I think the Category 1-4 free night certificate offered by the card more than justifies t

Black Researchers Are Holding an Academic Strike to Support BLM

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Pressing Pause On Wednesday, hundreds of black scientists will hold a strike in solidarity with the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests against systemic racism and police violence. A number of academics told Nature News that they were exhausted and disappointed by racism in academia — so on Wednesday, they’ll be pressing pause. Some are also tweeting examples of discrimination they’ve faced with

IBM gets 'woke,' pulls facial recognition software from law enforcement

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Artificial intelligence powerhouse IBM has had it with law enforcement's misuse of facial recognition technology. In a letter to Congress this week, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna outlined the different ways the tech company intends to address racial injustice and police abuse. "IBM would like to work with Congress in pursuit of justice and racial equity, focused initially in three key policy areas: poli

Destiny 3 axed as Bungie adopts Disney-like “vault” model

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The folks at Bungie responsible for Destiny and Destiny 2 just announced a landmark decision for the game – no new games! Instead, they’ve decided to adopt a Disney sort of “vault” model. Disney used to place certain big-name movies into the “Disney Vault” to create artificial scarcity (which worked GREAT before the internet). Bungie will place Destiny content in … Continue reading

Dell XPS 17 launches as XPS 15 gets fresh silicon

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Last month, Dell launched the new XPS 15 as it announced the XPS 17 for 2020. At the time, Dell didn’t have a proper release date for the XPS 17, saying that it would merely launch sometime this summer with a starting price of $1,499. Fast forward to today and Dell is ready to launch the XPS 17, and it … Continue reading

1 billion robocalls net $225M FCC fine that will likely never be collected

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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Juj Winn) The Federal Communications Commission today proposed a $225 million fine for health-insurance telemarketers who "made approximately 1 billion spoofed robocalls across the country during the first four and a half months of 2019." But the FCC's track record in collecting on proposed fines is so poor that the fine is unlikely to ever be collected at anywhere

Microsoft employees call for company to cancel its police contracts

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In a new letter addressed to executive leadership, a group of Microsoft employees is demanding that the Seattle-area company end its existing law enforcement contracts. As reported by OneZero , the letter, sent via email, emerged out of a Facebook group for young employees at the company. It addresses Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Executive Vice President Kurt DelBene directly and was copied to

Panasonic mirrorless cameras now work as webcams

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Webcams tend not to have the sharpest picture quality, so in some instances, it might be a better idea to use your DSLR, mirrorless or compact camera instead . However, most computers aren’t equipped to interpret the video signal coming from a camera’s USB or HDMI output. Panasonic is joining Canon and Fujifilm in releasing software that will do just that, without the need for a video capture dev

Save Time and Money With This $20 Meal Prep Kit

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How to Motivate Yourself to Do Something Difficult

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The next time you find yourself staring down a difficult, time-consuming or boring task, don’t tell yourself that you’ll do it later. Tell yourself that it’s going to be difficult, time-consuming and boring. Acknowledge that you’re going to hate every minute of it. Let yourself accept that it’s going to suck—and then,… Read more...

Cox slows an entire neighborhood's internet after one person's 'excessive use'

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Cable company Cox Communications is slowing internet speeds of a whole neighborhood if one resident is a heavy user, Ars Technica reported. Cox confirmed that it does enact neighborhood-wide slowdowns to discourage what it calls “excessive use,” but didn’t specify how many users it would take for this to happen. One Florida customer said he was warned about his data usage before Cox responded by

Southwest deal alert: Domestic flights starting at 2,721 points one-way

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Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter , and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @ tpg_alerts . Editor’s note: As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that

Decrypted: DEA spying on protesters, DDoS attacks, Signal downloads spike

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This week saw protests spread across the world sparked by the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis last month. The U.S. hasn’t seen protests like this in a generation, with millions taking to the streets each day to lend their voice and support. But they were met with heavily armored police, drones watching from above, and “covert” surveill

How To Split Your Video Games After A Breakup

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Breaking up sucks. It sucks even more when you weigh external factors. Who gets the cat? Who gets the friend group? Who gets to keep the video games? If you’re currently struggling with that last question, we’ve collected some expert advice that might help you. Read more...

Google Meet takes on Zoom with AI-powered noise cancellation

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After years of wheel-spinning, Google is frantically trying to compete in the video messaging space, where the coronavirus pandemic has led to an explosion in demand for video conferencing. Meet's latest feature is noise cancellation for video conferencing, which can cut out a lot of the annoying background noises you would normally encounter in video calls. The feature was originally announced i

Vodafone's UK network suffers voice call problems

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Subscribers had problems making and receiving calls but could still text and use mobile data.

Give Your Desk a Better View With $60 off This 24" Acer Monitor

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Daily Crunch: IBM is getting out of facial recognition

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IBM’s CEO takes a stand on mass surveillance, Apple may soon make a big chip announcement and Google Maps gets new features to help users navigate transit safely. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 9, 2020. 1. IBM ends all facial recognition business as CEO calls out bias and inequality IBM CEO Arvind Krishna announced that the company would no longer sell facial recognition services, calling for

Google is working on Bluetooth fixes for the Pixel Buds

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Since the redesigned Pixel Buds came out in late April , some people have had issues with the audio from the second-generation wireless earbuds cutting out. Google acknowledged the problem and said it's working on a fix, according to a forum post first spotted by 9to5Google . "I just wanted to let all of you know that we've heard you," said a Google employee on the company's support website . The

Why You Should Support a Cause With a Monthly Donation

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If you are in a position to donate money to organizations aimed at addressing police violence or systemic racism, consider making your donation a recurring, monthly one rather than a single lump sum. Over the course of a year, a small monthly donation can add up to a lot more than a one-time donation, while also… Read more...

'Destiny 2' seasons will run through 2022, with free next-gen upgrades

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Icelandair Updates June Flight Schedule, Cancels Most US Flights

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Yesterday I wrote about Icelandair’s frustrating and confusing flight schedule, and I wanted to provide an update to that, as Icelandair has published the latest flight schedule for the rest of the month… and it’s bad news for Americans who were looking to visit. Iceland may be off limits for Americans Iceland was supposed to be one of the hottest travel destinations of the summer , thanks to the

Daniel Radcliffe Delivers a Powerful, Heartfelt Message to Support Trans Rights

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Warner Bros. might be willing to look the other way while Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling continues to support transphobic views , but Harry Potter isn’t having any of that shit. Read more...

Nintendo now says 300,000 accounts breached by hackers

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Nintendo has almost doubled the number of user accounts compromised by hackers in the past few months. The Japanese gaming giant originally said that 160,000 Nintendo accounts were compromised, exposing personal information like the account owner’s name, email address, date-of-birth and their country of residence. I n an updated statement, the company said another 140,000 Nintendo accounts had be

3D printing revenue set to boom this year

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3D printing is quickly becoming mainstream as a growing number of businesses now use this technology to improve their speed and flexibility while reducing costs. New research from LearnBonds has revealed that revenue from the global 3D printing industry is expected to continue its surge and grow by 155 percent to reach $40.8bn in value by 2024. As 3D printing enables the production of complex sha

Now's your chance to save up to 50% on pre-owned games at GameStop

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Sony’s Back Button Attachment is finally back in stock, so here’s our review

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Sony's DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment. It's $30 and adds two programmable buttons to the back of your PS4 controller. [credit: Jeff Dunn ] For all the ways the PlayStation 4 has bested the Xbox One over the past decade, Microsoft has long had the advantage of selling an official enhanced controller. Its Elite series of gamepads come with extra inputs, swappable button layouts, adjustable trig

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope just tested a crucial part

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The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s newest way to peer deep into the universe and track distant stars and potential locations for life, is another step closer to launch, having aced the latest test of one of its most important components. Expected to launch next year, the new telescope needs to be perfect before it’s deployed because, unlike with Hubble, … Continue reading

Bill and Ted movie trailer revealed: Epic save?

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Bill & Ted 3: Face the Music, is a movie that’ll be released this summer. It’s going to build on the original two Bill & Ted movies, asking that fans remember the plot of the first two movies before they drop in and figure out what’s happening in the third. Here, apparently, Bill and Ted need to fulfill their destiny … Continue reading

Black Investors Call on VCs to Fix Hiring and Funding

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Mentoring and networking advice aren’t enough to solve the industry’s dismal diversity numbers, say business leaders: Firms need to “Make the hire. Send the wire.”

Whoa! First teaser for Bill & Ted Face the Music drops, is most excellent

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Our favorite time-traveling dynamic duo is back this summer in Bill & Ted Face the Music . Whoa! Orion Pictures has dropped the first trailer for Bill & Ted Face the Music , the long-awaited sequel to the popular franchise that launched in 1989. There's a reason the studio chose this particular day: June 9, or 6/9 , is the number Bill and Ted were thinking of when they met themselves in front of

iPad Pro sales hit lowest price yet on latest model at Amazon

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The latest iPad Pro sales are offering up the lowest price we've ever seen on the 2020 model this week. That means you can pick up the all-new premium tablet for for just $949 right now , $50 cheaper than the launch MSRP. These discounts aren't reflected across higher storage models, but we've also found a $220 reduction on the 2018 iPad Pro, offering up 256GB of space for $929 . That means the c

Many of Georgia's new voting machines aren't working on primary day

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It's primary day in five states and while things seem to be going relatively smoothly in Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina and West Virginia, voters and election workers in Georgia are reporting problems with new voting machines. Workers at some polling places are having difficulty operating the machines, according to the New York Times. Democratic Party of Georgia chairwoman Nikema Williams t

These tools automatically populate emails so you can fight police violence

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Bummed that the summer movie season is canceled? Stream your own!

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Does tech have the guts to deploy its resources against police brutality?

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The protests and unrest of the last week have produced enormous volumes of footage documenting police brutality and other crimes. Where is the platform for this important evidence to be collected, collated, and made public? If a major tech company doesn’t step up to the plate soon it can only be attributed to hypocrisy and cowardice. Right now the world’s largest, most capable tech companies are

For Netflix and Disney Plus, this is the biggest new movie week of the season

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Since the beginning of lockdown, movie studios have made up for the shuttering of theaters and cinemas in a number of ways. Many movies doomed to low grosses at the box office landed quickly on video on demand, or on streaming services. Some films meant for the big screen bypassed that entirely, like the Tom Hardy flick Capone. As tentative steps are made to reopen theaters around the world, what

The Blender Bottle Makes an Excellent Cocktail Shaker

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The Blender Bottle is an item “healthy people” own and use, so I’ve never spent a ton of time thinking about it. But that little whisk ball inside the spouted plastic bottle is destined for more than merely blending protein powder—that whisk ball is made for alcoholic greatness. Read more...

Time to Channel Your Inner Grandma Because Pyrex Dishes Are 40% Off

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Pyrex Glass Bakeware | $21 | Amazon

This Madlad Wants to Build a Particle Collider on the Moon

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Outsourcing Building particle accelerators and setting up the conditions for high-energy experiments is notoriously tricky, but one physicist has an unusual solution: outsource the whole process to the Moon. Nikolai Zaitsev, a high energy physics Ph.D. who now owns the financial consulting firm Innovaest, argues that the Moon has many of the ideal conditions for particle physics research, Live Sc

The next chapter of 'Destiny 2' begins September 22nd with 'Beyond Light'

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Bungie is finally ready to reveal what the next year of Destiny 2 entails, and apparently that includes a hearkening back to the very first game. The studio is launching Destiny 2: Beyond Light on September 22nd, and it will see The Stranger (a pivotal character in D1 ) come to aid Guardians against a new Fallen foe, Eramis, as the Darkness arrives in earnest including another pyramid ship like t

Researchers Have Created Transparent, Breathable Face Masks

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As mask-wearing becomes the new norm around the world, researchers from the EPFL and Empa in Switzerland have come up with a way to improve at least one of the many challenges of wearing face protection with a new transparent design that no longer completely hides and obscures the wearer’s mouth. Read more...

Apple iMac with AMD Navi GPU could debut at WWDC

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Apple reportedly plans to unveil a new iMac at WWDC later this month. That's according to tipster Sonny Dickson , who claims that a new iMac will be shown off at Apple's typically software-focused event on 22 June. The desktop machine, which hasn’t seen an update since March 2019, will reportedly arrive with iPad Pro design language and Pro Display-like bezels, according to the leak, which sugges

Apple plans to announce ARM transition for all Macs at WWDC 2020

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Apple discusses the 2018 iPad Pro's A12X CPU and GPU on stage at its October 30, 2018 event. (credit: Valentina Palladino ) At its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) later this month, Apple plans to announce the beginning of its transition from Intel-based Macs to ARM-based ones with internally designed CPUs, according to a report from Bloomberg. The report comes from Mark Gurman, who has had

What We Actually Know About Asymptomatic Transmission

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You may have seen headlines recently that “patients without symptoms” aren’t driving the spread of the coronavirus. That would seem to suggest that all our measures about masks and distancing are useless—but that’s a misunderstanding of the evidence Read more...

Can a startup repair the winner-takes-all talent economy? With $8.5M, Pando wants to find out

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It’s a winner-takes-all economy. More and more labor markets act as lotteries, where a couple of “superstar” workers make extremely outsized returns relative to their peers — who may well have started from the exact same starting line. In the tech world, two JavaScript engineers can potentially earn billions of dollars in differential compensation by simply choosing different startups to join, an

Fairmont “Buy One Get One Free” Promo At 17 Hotels

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

Microsoft employees ask the company to end contracts with Seattle police

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Hundreds of Microsoft employees are calling on the company to cancel its contracts with the Seattle Police Department (SPD) and make other changes in response to police use of tear gas and other violent tactics during recent peaceful protests, OneZero reports . The letter -- emailed to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and executive vice president Kurt DelBene -- addresses both the COVID-19 pandemic an

After Tesla Defied Lockdown, Workers Started Catching Coronavirus

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Last month, Tesla decided to reopen its factory in California a week before it struck an agreement with the local county’s health department, in defiance of the lockdown. A short time later, several employees were instructed to stay at home after testing positive for the coronavirus, The Washington Post reports . Last month, as the pandemic raged, CEO Elon Musk had what amounted to a complete onl

It looks like the Nintendo Account breach was much worse than we were all told

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Nintendo has revealed that an additional 140,000 user accounts were accessed by unauthorized means back in April. Previously, the company had said that only 160,000 accounts were affected and was slow to acknowledge the problem at the time. The news will come as a worry to those who are concerned about the security of their Nintendo Account and Nintendo Switch , although Nintendo stressed that le

Apple sale at Best Buy: the Apple Watch Series 3 hits lowest price ever

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If you're looking for a cheap smartwatch deal, then you're in luck. Best Buy's Apple sale includes the Apple Watch Series 3 down to a record low price of $179 . That's a $100 discount and an incredible price for a feature-rich smartwatch. You can also get the all-new Apple Watch 5 on sale for $299 . The Apple Watch 3 is packed with health and fitness-focused features while also keeping you connec

Black Girl Gamers makes history again with its first ever online gaming summit

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Black Girl Gamers (BGG) will launch its first ever online gaming summit, formed entirely of black female professionals within the gaming industry, on Saturday June 13 at 7PM GMT/2PM EST/4AM June 14 AEST. There will be giveaways, panels, and a number of keynote speakers ready to delve into the worlds of voice acting, streaming, and building and maintaining a brand within gaming. How to stream on T

Flipboard expands local news coverage to reach 50 cities across US and Canada

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In January, personalized news app Flipboard announced it was expanding into local news. From the new “Local” tab in the app, Flipboard users can now keep up with their local news publications, including newspapers, TV stations, radio stations, college news sites and even blogs. Today, Flipboard says it’s expanded the local news feature to cover 50 U.S. and Canadian metros, up from the 23 it offer

How to Use Your Phone in Your Car Without Killing Anyone

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Distraction is just a fingerprint or screen pattern away all the time—and when you’re driving, that’s just not safe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2018, 400,000 people were injured in distracted driving accidents and 2,841 were killed. Read more...

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America Once Planned To Send An Apollo Spacecraft To A Soviet Space Station

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I’d think that even casual dorks interested in humanity’s actual space programs would be aware of the very first joint mission between two spacefaring countries: the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project of 1975, where an American Apollo spacecraft and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft docked in Earth’s orbit , allowing the crews to have… Read more...

Shiny Pokemon GO Latios and Latias raid weakness, time, notes

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There’s a Latias and Latios Raid session coming up in Pokemon GO, with a starting date of June 12, 2020. The Pokemon GO Latias and Latios Raid Battle event will last from 8AM (local time) on June 12 until June 15, 2020, 10PM local time. During that time, you’ll have ample time to take on some of the strangest seal-looking … Continue reading

Hackers for hire targeted hundreds of institutions, says report

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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) A hackers-for-hire group dubbed “Dark Basin” has targeted thousands of individuals and hundreds of institutions around the world, including advocacy groups, journalists, elected officials, lawyers, hedge funds, and companies, according to the Internet watchdog Citizen Lab. Researchers discovered almost 28,000 webpages created by hackers for personalized “spear phish

Ichi.io game bundle is $5 for 1000+ titles for Racial Justice and Equality

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If you’re seeing the Black Lives Matter protests being held across the country and you want to help the cause, then itch.io has a very, very large pay-what-you-want bundle for you to check out. The service has launched the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality, which at the time of this writing features more than 1,000 different projects in return … Continue reading

My Experience With The Temporary New Platinum and Marriott Amex Benefits

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American Express rolled out new benefits for Platinum, Green, Hilton, Marriott, and Delta cards. The goal here is to engage cardmembers and give them a value proposition that makes keeping the cards worthwhile and gets them to pull it out of the wallet, even when travel may not be as top of mind for many. I’ve been taking advantage of new benefits for the Platinum and Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant ca

The Winklevoss twins are making a movie about the Winklevoss twins

100+Engadget / 8h
David Fincher’s movie The Social Network committed the origins of Facebook to film. A major part of that drama brought to light how Mark Zuckerberg allegedly stole an idea from the Winklevoss twins to create Facebook. According to Deadline , Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have partnered with Stampede Ventures to create a film about their own adventures in cryptocurrency. An adaptation of Ben Mezric

How to throw a virtual 'rainbow graduation' for LGBTQ seniors

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Mashable is celebrating Pride Month by exploring the modern LGBTQ world, from the people who make up the community to the spaces where they congregate, both online and off. Some LGBTQ youth have a bittersweet relationship with school. They may develop once-in-a-lifetime friendships but also feel the pain of being misgendered by a teacher or bullied by their peers. Graduation can present its own s

This sheet music app lets you play with background musicians

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TL;DR: Take half off a 1-year subscription to Tomplay™ Interactive Sheet Music , making it just $49.99 as of June 9. People have been playing music for thousands of years, and in some ways, not much has changed. There's still nothing quite like playing an instrument with a band or full orchestra — or being one of the lucky ones in attendance to enjoy it. But the COVID-19 era has changed the way w

BMW iX3 electric SUV production plans confirm it’s a game-changer

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BMW has revealed new details on the iX3 electric crossover, though it may leave would-be EV drivers in the US frustrated. On track for sales to kick off by the end of the year, the BMW iX3 marks a number of firsts for the automaker, not least that it’s the core brand’s first purely electric model. It’s also the first … Continue reading

Amazon Kindle Unlimited price: how much does it cost?

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The Amazon Kindle Unlimited price includes unrestricted access to a whole library of ebooks and more, which means you're covered for all your reading needs whatever you feel like getting stuck into. It's worth remembering that you can only store up to ten titles on your device at once, however, though it's easy to swap these titles out so you'll never get stuck paying for something you don't ulti

Amazon Kindle Unlimited free trials: all the offers available now

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Kindle Unlimited free trials are an excellent way to get to grips with the ebook subscription service before spending any money. Not only can you scope out the library of titles on offer to make sure your interests are served, but the free time gives you the chance to see if you will actually use the membership enough to be worth the monthly cost. The length of Amazon's offers varies, ranging fro

Level up your photography with a pro Canon camera on sale

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TL;DR: Upgrade your photos with a professional Canon camera on sale for up to $400 off at Best Buy as of June 9. Everyone has a new hobby these days. While baking and working out have certainly taken over people's homes, photography has also been on the rise. No matter what you choose to capture, one of the most alluring things about the hobby is that it could be done anywhere. You don't need a g

How can startups reinvent real estate? Learn how at TechCrunch Disrupt

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Like many industries in the wake of the global pandemic, real estate seems to be completely frozen. Without viewings, housing sales are dipping; without customers, commercial leases aren’t getting signed; and without economic growth, property prices are declining as investors wait for clarity in the weeks and months ahead. On the tech side though, real estate may just be one of the most interesti

Razer’s Android gaming controller is available now for $80

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The Razer Kishi mostly got buried in a deluge of Razer announcements during CES (it was just too difficult to compete with 5G routers and a massive racing simulator). It’s not the first smartphone gaming peripheral — heck, it’s not even the first to adopt this particular form factor. But a company like Razer lending the familiar triple-headed snake logo to the category could certainly go a ways t

WHO Walks Back Claim That Asymptomatic Coronavirus Transmission Is 'Very Rare'

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The World Health Organization held a press conference on Tuesday to clarify a surprising announcement it made a day earlier, in which an epidemiologist said that asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus was “very rare.” Read more...

Have a Cute Cookout With a $30 Mini Cuisinart Charcoal Grill

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Charcoal Grill | $30 | Amazon

'Less Lethal' Police Weapons, Explained

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These past few weeks, we’ve seen countless examples of ‘less lethal’ police weapons being used against protesters, including rubber bullets, bean bag rounds and sponge grenades. Although these weapons—which all have names that make them sound like toys—are certainly less lethal than traditional bullets, they can still… Read more...

Lab-grown mini-lungs could reveal why covid-19 kills

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Inside the biosafety level 4 lab at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) in Boston, researchers wear three sets of gloves and breathe air piped into moon suits through snaking tubes. Before them, under a plastic shield, are human lung-sac cells grown from organoids, blobs of cells that mimic organs. Now it’s time to infect them with the coronavirus. What happens next cou

IBM says it is no longer working on face recognition because it’s used for racial profiling

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The news: IBM has said the company will stop developing or selling facial recognition software due to concerns the technology is used to promote racism. In a letter to Congress , IBM’s CEO Arvind Krishna said the tech giant opposes any technology used “for mass surveillance, racial profiling, violations of basic human rights and freedoms.” He called for a “national dialogue” on whether and how it

Ecovacs' robot vacuum and mop combo is now a whopping $300 off at Best Buy

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TL;DR: As of June 9, the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 930 Robot Vacuum and Mop is on sale at Best Buy for just $349.99 — a 46% savings and its lowest price ever. Back in late May — eons ago, basically — we stumbled upon what we thought was an end-all, be-all deal on cleaning tech at Best Buy : The Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 930 was on sale there for just $399.99, or a solid $250 off its suggested retail price of

Saturn's Best Moon Is Drifting Away Quicker Than We Thought

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Titan is migrating away from its host planet at a rate 100 times faster than the previous estimate. The discovery is shaking our understanding of Saturn and the origin of its natural satellites. Read more...

IBM asks Congress for police reform, leaves facial recognition business

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Enlarge / IBM CEO Arvind Krishna speaking at a conference in 2016, when he was SVP and director at IBM Research. (credit: Brian Ach | Wired | Getty Images ) IBM is walking away completely from the facial recognition business, CEO Arvind Krishna announced yesterday in a letter urging Congress to act against police misconduct and regulate the way technology can be used by law enforcement. "IBM no l

Businesses on Facebook can now respond to customers in Messenger

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Facebook is launching a new inbox on Messenger today to make it easier for business owners to respond to incoming customer messages from the same app they use to message friends and family. The update will allow businesses to manage all their communications from a single app, instead of having to toggle back and forth between apps in order to write and respond to customer inquires — A process man

Premier League re-start: everything you need to know to watch all 92 matches

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On pause since the last match on 9 March, 2020, the English Premier League will resume on 17 June, 2020 with a couple of tasty-looking fixtures: Man City vs. Arsenal (which City realistically must win to keep the title race alive) and Aston Villa vs. Sheffield United. In normal times only one of those fixtures is high-profile, but the fact is that all 92 remaining fixtures in the Premier League c

How to Use Your iPhone as a Magnifying Glass

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It’s a common problem: Some things are just too hard to see. Usually, they’re too far away, too dark, or too small. With a feature called Magnifier, your iPhone can function as a magnifying glass and sight aid. Here’s how to use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

YouTube Music's new Explore Tab Hits the Web, Replacing the Hotlist Section

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Back in April, YouTube Music added an Explore tab to its mobile streaming app. The Explore tab is similar to Spotify’s Discover section and curates new releases based on your listening history. It also hosts playlists organized by mood and genre. And until today, it wasn’t available on the YouTube Music web player or Progressive Web App. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Another 140,000 Nintendo Accounts Were Vulnerable to Attack

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In our last episode of “don’t reuse your passwords for every service,” Nintendo announced that bad actors attempted to compromise 160,000 accounts. Now the company is back (Japanese language) to say the problem may extend to yet another 140,000 accounts. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Deal Alert: Samsung's Mid-Range Galaxy A51 is Just $290 at Amazon

23How-To Geek / 9h
We published our review of Samsung’s Galaxy A51 last week. As a cheaper alternative to the Galaxy S20 it’s fine, though we recommend checking out the Pixel 3a or iPhone SE unless you want a really pretty screen. But the scales just tipped in Samsung’s favor: the Galaxy A51 gets a $110 discount on Amazon today. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

WWDC's Biggest Surprise Might Be an ARM-Based MacBook

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The question was never if but when, and while some thought it might not happen for another couple years, based on a new report, it appears Apple could announce the first Mac computer powered by an ARM-based chip at WWDC 20 later this month. Read more...

Robot Journalist Accused of Racism

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Algorithmic Bias Shortly after Microsoft announced it was laying off scores of journalists across its news divisions and replacing them with news-skimming artificial intelligence , it’s already in hot water after a clear example of racial algorithmic bias. The algorithm doesn’t do any original reporting. Instead, it finds articles on the internet and populates MSN with them. Recently, it confused

An Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Is Enroute To Israel

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An Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 is currently enroute to Ben Gurion Airport, which marks the second time ever that the airline is flying to Israel. Etihad’s controversial first flight to Israel Israel and the United Arab Emirates don’t have diplomatic relations, though the two countries do seem to be cooperating a bit more recently. On May 19, Etihad Airways operated a cargo-only flight from Abu Dh

WhatsApp was exposing users' phone numbers in Google search

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WhatsApp claims it fixed an issue that was showing users’ phone numbers in Google search results, TechCrunch reports. The change comes after security researcher Athul Jayaram revealed that phone numbers of WhatsApp users who used the Click to Chat feature were being indexed in search. Click to Chat allows users to create a link with their phone number in plain text. According to Jayaram, because

Document your outdoor activities with a GoPro Hero8 Black on sale

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TL;DR: The GoPro Hero 8 Black and the Hero 8 bundle are on sale for Father's Day, saving you $100 on each as of June 9. Campgrounds, kayaking or rafting areas, and bike trails may see a lot of new faces this summer. As summer plans are delayed or canceled, it's expected that people will turn to the great outdoors for entertainment. Whether you're a newbie or have been an outdoor sport devotee for

Flipboard's 'Local' news tab now serves 50 US and Canadian cities

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Back in January, Flipboard launched the “Local” tab to highlight news from local publications in select North American cities. It gives users a way follow stories about their homes through one curated feed. Now, Flipboard is expanding its Local program to add 15 new cities in the US and Canada, bringing the total to 50. The new additions are: San Antonio, Texas; Kansas City, Mo.; Hartford, Conn.;

Looking for a Father's Day gift? Grab a Fitbit on sale.

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In case you hadn't heard, Father's Day is coming up June 21. If you haven't gotten your dad or the other father figures in your life a gift, it's not time to panic yet — you've still got time. Fitbit is running a sale that goes through June 20 where you can save up to $70 on select fitness trackers and smartwatches . A fitness tracker makes for a great gift for anyone trying to monitor their heal

Nintendo Says Another 140,000 Accounts May Have Been Exposed

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Back in April, Nintendo confirmed that approximately 160,000 users had their accounts hacked. At the time, the company encouraged people to enable two-factor authentication and emailed individual customers who had been affected that it was resetting their Nintendo Network IDs (NNID). Now, after further investigation,… Read more...

Save $100 on a New MacBook Air

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New Apple MacBook Air (256GB) | $900 | Amazon Read more...

I flew for the first time since the lockdown — here are 5 tips to make your experience less stressful

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I’m a traveler and extrovert at heart and at the start of lockdown, I was apprehensive about having to endure months of not being able to do some of the things I love most. Sign up for TPG’s new weekly newsletter written by Brian Kelly. However, it ended up being a good thing for me: I was able to focus on important things in life like my personal health and well-being as well as spend more time

Why Advice on Masks Seems to Be Constantly Changing

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The World Health Organization announced new guidance on masks late last week, spurring another wave of eyerolling about how “they” keep changing their minds. Previously the WHO did not recommend that healthy people wear masks; now they say that people over 60 and people with underlying health conditions should wear… Read more...

Razer’s Kishi is the Switch-style phone controller I've been waiting for

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Every smartphone can double as a powerful gaming device. There's just one problem: They don't have buttons. Well, not beyond the tiny nubs that line either side of their wafer-thin frame. If you're craving real buttons and triggers, you basically have two options: a wireless controller and phone clip combo, or a third-party accessory that turns your device into a Nintendo Switch clone. One name d

Razer Kishi Universal Gaming Controller released: Is it a buy?

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Today shipping begins for the Razer Kishi Universal Gaming Controller for Android – a device first revealed to the public in January of this year. This is a USB-C-connected hardware gaming controller for a wide variety of Android devices – the nicest example of such a device we’ve experienced thus far. The Razer Kishi will also be released as an … Continue reading

We Mapped Where Customs and Border Protection Drones Are Flying in the U.S. and Beyond

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In 2011, Rodney Brossart, a cattle rancher from Lakota, North Dakota was accused of stealing six cows. The cows, he said, simply wandered on to his 3,000-acre farm, and by his estimation, they, therefore, belonged to him. When the cops came, he and his family were prepared. Armed with high power rifles, they engaged… Read more...

The first American woman to spacewalk has now conquered the deepest ocean

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Thirty-six years after becoming the first American woman to walk in space, Kathy Sullivan has made history yet again . On Sunday, the 68-year-old oceanographer and former NASA astronaut became the first woman to reach the deepest known spot in the ocean after returning from a 35,810-foot dive from the Challenger Deep. At the same time, she also became the first person in history to have both walk

What It Looks Like Inside an Amazon Warehouse Now

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Amazon, which has been under fire on worker safety, invited us into one facility to show its response.

Twitter brings Fleets, its version of Stories, to India

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Twitter said Tuesday it is bringing Fleets, its version of Stories that lets users post ephemeral content to its social network , to India. The company says it is still testing the feature, which is also available to users in Brazil and Italy. Fleets aren’t private stories, but it’s Twitter’s way to allow users to share things that are less accessible to the world. As my colleague Sarah Perez des

Earn 10x Aeroplan Miles With Uber Eats

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Air Canada Aeroplan and Uber Eats have announced a new partnership, allowing members to earn Aeroplan miles for Uber Eats spending. Between June 9 and June 15, 2020, Aeroplan will offer 10x miles for every dollar spent at Uber Eats via the Aeroplan eStore for orders placed in the US and Canada. Personally I value Aeroplan miles at ~1.4 cents each, so to me that’s the equivalent of a ~14% return o

'Cyberpunk 2077' limited edition Xbox is $100 off

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TL;DR: The limited edition Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One X bundle is $100 off ahead of its September 17 release. GameStop | Best Buy Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most highly anticipated games slated to come out in 2020. From the development studio behind the universally acclaimed Witcher 3 , fans across the gaming landscape are expecting Cyberpunk to be something extremely special. SEE ALSO: Netflix's

Thermal technology for frontline screening against COVID-19

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop with critical businesses remaining open and governments considering plans for reopening economies, businesses are seeking out technologies to help slow the spread of the virus and keep employees and customers safe. The use of thermal cameras to track individuals’ temperatures at transport hubs and crowded hotspots has been in frequent use since the

Bollywood flick 'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl' to premiere on Netflix

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Amazon Prime Video led the way and now Netflix has followed suit. Barely weeks after news broke about seven feature films would premiere on Amazon Prime Video , Netflix has today announced that it would be streaming 'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl' on the platform. Though no dates were mentioned in the statement from Netflix, the streaming service shared a video of Gunjan Saxena, one of the first

How to Start a Google Meet Video Conference

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To compete in the enterprise video conferencing world, Google Meet (formerly known as Google Hangouts) is a more barebones focused version of Zoom. If you’re looking for a free and secure Zoom alternative, here’s how you can start a Google Meet video conference. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Unique Nintendo Switch Stylus Uses the Headphone Jack for Pressure Sensitivity

21How-To Geek / 10h
The Switch is a fantastic little gaming machine, but it’s not built for the same kind of touch input as, say, an iPad Pro. Its plastic screen can handle multitouch, and that’s about it. But one inspired developer is hoping to expand its capabilities with an odd add-on: a stylus that plugs into the headphone jack. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

What Is AWS Glue and How Do You Use It?

How-To Geek / 10h
AWS Glue is a managed extract, transform, and load (ETL) service that is able to process data stored in S3 or DynamoDB and convert it into different formats or schemas for easier use in other services like Athena. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Tesla Supplier: New Battery Will Last a Shocking 1.2 Million Miles

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Million Mile Tesla’s Chinese battery supplier, Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., claims it’s created a power pack that lasts for 2 million kilometers (1.24 million miles), Bloomberg reports . If true, it would represent a massive leap in the longevity of an electric car battery. It could even mean that a single battery could outlast the original vehicle it was installed in. Tesla didn’t respon

The future ain’t what it used to be in first Bill & Ted Face the Music trailer

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If there’s one lesson I’ve learned these last few months, it’s that life rarely works out as planned. One minute you’re the sole two members of the band whose music has been prophesied to heal the world and usher in a new era of peace, and the next you wake up middle-aged playing some barstool dive. One thing we can say for certain is that things didn’t quite work out as planned for the members o

A U.S. Secret Weapon in A.I.: Chinese Talent

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New research shows scientists educated in China help American firms and schools dominate the cutting-edge field. Now industry leaders worry that worsening political tensions will blunt that edge.

Hacked Nintendo accounts worse than originally feared

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Back in April, Nintendo reveal that around 160,000 Nintendo accounts had been targeted in a spate of unauthorized login attempts. Nintendo’s own statement on the matter followed numerous reports from users themselves, and it seemed that most of the affected accounts had an older Nintendo Network ID linked to it. As a result, Nintendo stopped allowing users to log into … Continue reading

New iMac 2020 tipped for WWDC: Here’s what to expect

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Apple’s WWDC isn’t normally a hardware-fest, but that could change this year with talk of a new iMac making its debut at the annual developer event. Set to be held later this month, WWDC 2020 was already expected to have big news in the shape of official confirmation of Apple’s efforts to oust Intel from its computers in favor of … Continue reading

2020 Bentley Flying Spur review: Superior comfort and performance

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What can I say? It’s a Bentley. It’s lovely. The Bentley new Flying Spur is a luxury super sedan. It packs a larger engine than most sports cars, has four heavenly seats and glides over the road like soap on a shower floor. This example costs $279,000, so I would expect nothing less. This sedan is supremely comfortable, and yet it packs a powerful punch. Bentley says the W12 engine lets it hit 20

Dear Sophie: Which visa should a startup pursue to hire someone from Mexico?

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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 create a startup on a dependent visa from Australia? De

Sony's WF-1000XM3 noise canceling earbuds get a $52 price cut at Amazon

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If you're looking to snag (and save) on a pair of wireless earbuds with top-of-the-line noise cancelation technology, then you've come to the right place. The top-rated Sony WF-1000XM3 are on sale for $178 at Amazon right now. That's a $52 discount and the lowest price we've seen for the true wireless earphones. The Sony earbuds are part of the 1000X family of noise-cancelling headphones, which a

Earn 10 Aeroplan Miles Per Dollar On Uber Eats Food Delivery

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Earning Aeroplan miles is independent of payment method. That means you can choose any credit card to pay that is bonusing food deliver (or, like Capital One, that is letting you redeem miles at full value to pay for food delivery). That means this is an entirely new, stackable, avenue of value for Uber Eats food delivery orders which is huge - especially since Aeroplan lets you redeem for Star A

Behind the Scenes With the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Master of Jellyfish

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Aquarist Mac Bubel takes you into the rarely seen “jelly lab” to explore how she raises these sensitive, hypnotic creatures.

Cyberattack forces Honda to suspend global production for a day

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Honda was forced to suspend global production for a day due to a cyberattack that infiltrated the company's internal servers in Tokyo, Financial Times reports. Honda detected the virus on Monday and was forced to send some employees home for the day as the attack impacted email and other systems in plants around the world. According to FT , production at some US plants was halted on Monday. While

Honda global operations halted by ransomware attack

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Honda has confirmed a cyberattack that brought parts of its global operations to a standstill. The company said in a brief statement Tuesday that the attack caused production issues outside of its headquarters in Japan. “Work is being undertaken to minimize the impact and to restore full functionality of production, sales, and development activities,” according to the BBC . It follows a tweet fro

The rise of low-margin, no-margin unicorns

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Yesterday evening, Vroom , a digital used car retailer, priced its IPO at $22 per share, a figure that was a full $7 above the low end of its first proposed IPO price range . The venture-backed firm first proposed a $15 to $17 per-share IPO price range, which it later raised to $18 to $20 per share . Pricing at $22 per share meant that there was strong demand for the company’s equity during its I

Use Sports to Talk to Kids About Social Justice

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As the parent of a sports-obsessed 10-year-old, I was grateful that I was able to relive the Michael Jordan era with my son by watching The Last Dance , ESPN’s series chronicling the Chicago Bulls’ 1997-98 championship season. I was even more pleased that it led to us having in-depth conversations about Jesse Helms’… Read more...

Whatifi turns mobile video into a choose your own adventure party

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Leave it up to a small startup to outdo the nearly $2 billion Quibi boondoggle . Whatifi ties mobile films together with "choose your own adventure" interactivity, similar to Netflix's Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and Minecraft Story Mode . It's all rooted in a social experience, where you can watch along with your friends, chat about the movies, and poll your party for every key plot decision. By

IBM abandons 'biased' facial recognition tech

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But some question whether the gesture is largely symbolic, as it's not a major product for the firm.

Bruce Campbell Reveals the Next Evil Dead Movie—Without Him

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Halloween Kills could include a very interesting flashback sequence. Could The Batman add the Dark Knight’s most infamous foe after all? Geoff Johns discusses forming a new generation of the Justice Society on Stargirl . Plus, what’s to come on What We Do in the Shadows , and Greg Nicotero hypes up The Walking Dead ’s… Read more...

This cruel ‘ransomware decryptor’ only makes things worse

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Researchers have identified a fake ransomware decryptor circulating online that only serves to add to victims’ problems. The phoney decryptor preys on users infected with the pervasive STOP Djvu ransomware which, unlike the most famous ransomware variants, primarily targets individuals as opposed to businesses. According to researchers at MalwareHunterTeam , installing and running the fake STOP D

WhatsApp resolves issue that exposed some users’ phone numbers in Google search results

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WhatsApp has resolved an issue that caused phone numbers of some of its users to appear in Google search results. The fix comes days after a researcher revealed that the phone number of WhatsApp users who created a simplified link to allow others to chat with them or join a group appeared in search results. In a statement, a WhatsApp spokesperson said that this feature, called Click to Chat , is

New Harness product lets engineering teams monitor cloud spending in real time

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One of the big advantages of using the cloud is ease of deployment. For engineers, being able to dial up infrastructure resources means being able to develop without delays, but it can also lead to big bills at the end of the month if you don’t know what you’re spending. Harness wants to help with that, and today the startup released a product called Continuous Efficiency. It is designed to help

Microsoft shows AI journalism at its worst with Little Mix debacle

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With a global pandemic keeping us pretty occupied for the past few months, you may have allowed yourself to forget about that other apocalyptic danger – that is, unchecked artificial intelligence. Unfortunately, an AI program being put to use at Microsoft's MSN.com has brought it back into the spotlight. The story centers on an article published on MSN.com about Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall, in

Apple's COVID-19 screening tool can anonymously share symptoms with the CDC

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Apple’s COVID-19 screening tool now helps you contribute to the public good in addition to providing personalized advice. TechCrunch notes that Apple has updated both its iOS app and website with anonymous symptom and health info sharing with the CDC. Agree and you’ll send your condition as well as non-identifying data like your age bracket, exposure risks and state. The CDC will aggregate the in

How to Enable High-Quality Audio Streaming in YouTube Music

33How-To Geek / 11h
YouTube Music Premium subscribers have the option to adjust the audio streaming quality on their mobile devices and on their computers. As everything is set to “Normal” by default, you’ll want to increase the quality, especially while listening at home. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Titan is moving away from Saturn at a rate 100 times greater than predicted

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One of the most interesting objects in our solar system is Saturn’s moon, Titan. It’s the only moon in the solar system to have an atmosphere and is larger than the planet Mercury. The surface of the moon is covered in rivers and seas of liquid hydrocarbons such as methane and ethane. Underneath the crust of water ice on the … Continue reading

Scientists Call for Academic Shutdown in Support of Black Lives

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White supremacy is baked into science and academia, from racist language in textbooks to a culture that excludes Black scientists from innovating and advancing at the same pace as their colleagues. But rather than more milquetoast statements and diversity initiatives, researchers want action. Organizers are asking… Read more...

UK gov could pay citizens to drive an electric vehicle

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Honda's global operations hit by cyber-attack

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Car-maker says cyber-attack has affected production, sales and development worldwide.

Bill & Ted Face the Music in a Truly Excellent Trailer

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DUDE.

'Bill & Ted Face the Music' gets its first totally radical trailer

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When we last left Bill S. Preston, "Esquire" and "Ted" Theodore Logan in 1991, things seemed great. They'd righted wrongs, saved the day, and seemed well on their way to making the music that they knew, thanks to time travel, would one day unite all people in peace and harmony. Well, that day apparently never arrived. This first trailer for Bill & Ted Face the Music shows us a future in which the

Google Maps launches features for traveling during coronavirus pandemic

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Traveling during the pandemic can be tough. That's why the latest version of Google Maps for Android and iOS has several features that might help travelers get around safely. Now, when you look up public transit directions, Maps will show COVID-19-related alerts. Google points out that data will only be available where it can get info from the local transit agencies, and only on trips that are li

The Protests Prove the Need to Regulate Surveillance Tech

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US policymakers too often argue that regulation is about geopolitical competition. But algorithms have perpetuated harm and inequality at home.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 may be joined by two new folding phones at August 5 unveil

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 may be unveiled alongside two new folding phones , if a new leak is to be believed. According to Jon Prosser, a Twitter leaker that has had success with a lot of Apple leaks in recent months, the Galaxy Note 20 will be joined by the Galaxy Fold 2 and a Galaxy Z Flip 5G. His tweet just references those three names, and there's no clear sign of the Galaxy Note 20 Plus on

Clumio data recovery and backup SaaS adds coverage for Amazon RDS

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Clumio, a leading provider of enterprise-level SaaS backup and recovery, has announced it will shortly add new data recovery and protection tools for Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service). The company says it will soon support in-account snapshots, point-in-time recovery, and free snapshot orchestration for RDS workloads. These features were already added for Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) i

SpaceX's next Starlink launch will help improve satellite imagery of the Earth

SpaceX Planet Earth300+Engadget / 11h
When Planet purchased the SkySat constellation from Google in 2017, it did so with the aim of becoming the most agile and comprehensive satellite imaging company in the world. Now, thanks to some smart space math, and with a little help from Elon Musk’s SpaceX, the company is gearing up to provide the most detailed and up-to-the-minute imaging of Earth yet. Planet provides satellite imaging servi

Learning a New REST API with PowerShell

How-To Geek / 11h
Using REST APIs to extend your scripts is a useful feature to implement. You can gain access to new functionalities, and the possibilities to create new more advanced scripts expand. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

How to Get Notifications for Only the Emails You Care About in Microsoft Outlook

41How-To Geek / 11h
Some emails are more important than others. Rather than getting alerts every time an email arrives, configure Microsoft Outlook to only alert you when the important stuff hits your inbox, rather than any old email that can wait until you check your inbox. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Enterprise investors remain flexible as they navigate COVID-19

98TechCrunch / 11h
One would think it’s a given that investment strategies would change in the strange times we find ourselves. With the economy staggering and so much general uncertainty, it seems caution would be the watchword of the day, especially in the enterprise. But enterprise investors aren’t necessarily looking at what’s going on right now. As startups make their way into the enterprise, they often grow f

Yugabyte lands $30M Series B as open source database continues to flourish

100+TechCrunch / 11h
It’s been a big period of positive change for Yugabyte , makers of the open source, cloud native YugabyteDB database. Just last month they brought on former Pivotal president Bill Cook as CEO , and today the company announced it has closed a $30 million Series B. 8VC and strategic investor WiPro led the round with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and Dell Technolo

Database security startup jSonar raises $50M from Goldman Sachs

99TechCrunch / 11h
Database security startup jSonar has secured $50 million in new funding from Goldman Sachs . The company, with offices in Waltham, Mass. and Vancouver, B.C., will use the new funding to grow its database security offering. In return, Goldman Sachs executive David Campbell will join jSonar’s board. jSonar’s database security platform can monitor every one of its customers’ databases at a glance, r

Grammarly adds custom style guides for business users

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Grammarly , the popular tool that aims to help you avoid grammar and style gaffes, today announced that launch of custom style guides for its paying business users. Like with any style guide, the idea here is to ensure that a business’ communications are consistent. You wouldn’t want one email to say ‘datacenter’ while the other says ‘data center,’ after all. “Grammarly is committed to helping or

Eden Gray (June 9, 1901 – January 14, 1999), was the...

Music, Arts & Literature / 11h
Eden Gray (June 9, 1901 – January 14, 1999), was the professional name of Priscilla Pardridge, an American actress, and writer on the esoteric meanings of Tarot cards and their use in fortune-telling. (Wikipedia) Portrait of actress Eden Gray. Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Grouper, grits and Key lime pie: 9 famous Florida foods — and where to find them

74The Points Guy / 11h
Every state lays claim to certain culinary specialties, and Florida is no different. If your mind goes straight to Southern comfort foods like barbecued meat, grits, fried fritters and Key lime pie, you have your pulse on the foods locals love to make at home and order when dining out. The Sunshine State is also blessed with miles upon miles of coastline — and that means access to incredible fish

Try Android 11 Today Using Google's 'Android Flash Tool'

60Lifehacker / 11h
Many of us are itching to install the Android 11 Beta 1—the public-facing beta of the next Android operating system, which is likely a lot more stable and contains fewer bugs than the Android 11 developer preview. While a few lucky Android users have gotten their hands on that, the rest of us are stuck with Android 11… Read more...

Internet sleuths name wrong man in police appeal

500+BBC News - Technology / 11h
The man's home address was shared online after a video showed a cyclist hurting a child in the US.

2020 Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition is ready for the spotlight

SlashGear / 11h
The 2020 Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition is an ultra-exclusive model. Mercedes is building only 15 units of the S 650 Night Edition, and all are slated to arrive at select U.S. showrooms later this June. According to Mercedes-Benz, the Maybach S 650 represents the absolute pinnacle of luxury for the brand. But with its new Night Edition badging, Mercedes-Maybach … Continue reading

The Apple Arm Mac bombshell reportedly drops at WWDC 2020

Apple ARM Mac IntelSlashGear / 11h
Apple could announce its Arm-based Mac switch as soon as WWDC 2020, insiders claim, giving developers a heads-up that the first Macs to use the same sort of chip tech as iPhone and iPad are in the pipeline for 2021. It’s an aggressive roadmap, apparently buoyed by impressive performance for the new breed of Apple-designed chips in current prototypes. The … Continue reading

Novitec Ferrari F8 Tributo rocks 787 hp

SlashGear / 11h
Novitec is a company that’s been customizing Ferraris for a long time, making an already fast car even faster. It’s latest product is the Novitec Ferrari F8 Tributo that has its engine tuned to produce 787 hp. Novitec says that much power can push the car to 340 km/h. In addition to tuning the engine for more power, the vehicle … Continue reading

Very has the Nintendo Switch in stock - but hurry

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Nintendo Switch deals are back in stock this week at Very, with the console and Mario Kart 8 coming in at £319.99 right now . That's excellent news for anyone waiting for the Nintendo Switch to hit the shelves once more, but you'll have to be fast as these consoles tend to sell out within the hour they're posted. We'd move fast on this one therefore, as we've been seeing Nintendo Switch stock fla

Collab Capital launches with a $50 million target and a mission to help Black entrepreneurs

100+TechCrunch / 11h
The three founders of Collab Capital , the newly launched Atlanta-based fund with a $50 million target and a mission to help Black entrepreneurs, are intimately aware of the struggles that Black founders face — because they are all Black founders themselves. Managing Partners Jewel Burks, Justin Dawkins, and Barry Givens have all founded companies, have backgrounds in coding and engineering, and

Acceleprise announces 26 SaaS startups from its trio of accelerators

100+TechCrunch / 11h
The TechCrunch crew has worked to keep tabs on this year’s startup accelerator classes. Conventional wisdom in startup land states that great companies are founded during more trying economic times. Well, a recession was declared yesterday by the National Bureau of Economic Research. We should, therefore, see some breakout startups in the next few years. Which means it’s a good time to see what’s

Austria Sets Minimum Airline Ticket Prices, Adds Controversial Flight Taxes

100+One Mile at a Time / 11h
Prior to the current pandemic, one of the biggest topics in the airline industry was environmentalism. These discussions have largely been put on hold given the situation the airline industry is in, though that’s not stopping Austria from introducing some new policies that many may not like. Austria’s new flight taxes & minimum ticket prices The government of Austria is in the process of providin

Call of Duty: Mobile Season 7 start date, delay and new battle royale map

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Call of Duty: Mobile Season 7 was pushed back from its original June 6 release date by publisher Activision in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests that are currently taking place around the world. Activision made the announcement via the official Twitter account for Call of Duty, which stated that “Right now it's time for those speaking up for equality, justice and change to be seen and h

Samsung Galaxy A51 Falls Under $300

Samsung Galaxy SG GSGizmodo / 11h
Samsung Galaxy A51 | $289 | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

I dined out and played blackjack this weekend — here’s what it was like in a post-lockdown world

20The Points Guy / 12h
If you’re subscribed to my weekly email newsletter , you already know that I have been homebound for a little more than three months due to coronavirus concerns. This past weekend though, I took my first flight post-lockdown. I headed to Palm Springs to see some friends. Once in town, being the curious person that I am, I decided to see what it was like to go to a casino and then enjoy a sit-down

6 Free Final Cut Pro Alternatives for Making Your Own Movies

100+Gizmodo / 12h
Video editing is easier than it’s ever been, with the barrier to entry becoming less pricey every year. As long as you have some decent footage to work with, you can turn it into something presentable—and dare we say professional—using programs that won’t cost you anything. Here are six of the best free video editors… Read more...

Apple may unveil its ARM-based Mac processors at WWDC this month

Apple ARM Mac Intel500+Engadget / 12h
For a couple of years now, rumors have swirled that Apple might replace Mac Intel processors with its own chips, a move that would cause a seismic shift in the PC industry. Apple may finally confirm that news as early as this month at its WWDC developer conference, according to Bloomberg . It will reportedly reveal details about the processor switch (codenamed Kalamata) during the June 22nd event

Should I Buy the AeroPress or AeroPress Go?

24How-To Geek / 12h
The AeroPress has long been a popular travel brewer with coffee fanatics. It’s small, lightweight, and indestructible. People have used it to brew everywhere from the isolated backcountry to international flights. Mine has traveled tens of thousands of miles with me. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Researchers create shockwaves in the lab that mimic supernovas

SlashGear / 12h
When stars explode into supernovas, they produce shockwaves in the plasma surrounding them. Scientists say that the shockwaves are so powerful they can act as particle accelerators that blast streams of particles, called cosmic rays, into the universe at nearly the speed of light. One of the mysteries of science is how exactly the supernovas do that. Researchers have devised … Continue reading

Just How Historic Is the Latest Covid-19 Science Meltdown?

400+Wired / 12h
Don't blame last week's journal retractions on the scary pace of the pandemic. "Once-in-a-lifetime” scandals like this seem to happen all the time.

5 Raspberry Pi Alternatives: Rock64, PocketBeagle, Banana Pi, Odroid

200+Wired / 12h
If you're working on a project that a Pi can't tackle, here are five single-board computers that power any DIY demand.

DNAnexus raises $100M for a cloud-based analytics platform aimed at genomics and other clinical big data

200+TechCrunch / 12h
DNAnexus , which provides a cloud platform for governments, universities, doctors, and pharmaceutical companies to tap into DNA and other clinical datasets and collaborate on scientific research projects, is today announcing a big step ahead in its efforts to grow its reach and purpose. The 10 year-old startup, originally spun out of Stanford’s school of medicine, has raised $100 million in fundi

Study finds negative thinking linked to dementia in later life

38Popular Mechanics / 12h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Apple could reportedly announce Mac shift to its own ARM-based chips this month

Apple Mac ARM Intel500+TechCrunch / 12h
For years now, analysts and unconfirmed reports have suggested Apple was working on transitioning its Mac line of computers away from Intel -based chips, and to its own, ARM-based processors. Now, Bloomberg reports that the company could make those plans official as early as later this month, with an announcement potentially timed for its remote Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) happening th

Why Linux’s systemd Is Still Divisive After All These Years

98How-To Geek / 12h
systemd is 10 years old, but feelings about it in the Linux community haven’t mellowed—it’s as divisive now as it ever was. Although it’s used by many major Linux distributions, the hardcore opposition hasn’t relented. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

6 Items to Make Your Desk More Ergonomic on a Budget

28How-To Geek / 12h
While working at a desk is not immediately dangerous, you can have long-term damage from repetitive strain injury (RSI) and other similar conditions. This is why making sure your desk set up is ergonomic is so important, as preventative measures now can stop severe problems from rising in the future. And while there are plenty of items in this market that will cost you hundreds of dollars, there

Environmentalists Targeted Exxon Mobil. Then Hackers Targeted Them.

1KNYT > Technology / 12h
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating a global hacker-for-hire operation that sent phishing emails to environmental groups, journalists and others.

Kerry Washington gives powerful speech about the protests: 'This is what democracy looks like'

100+Mashable / 12h
Kerry Washington isn't surprised that so many people have come out to protest over the past week, following the killing of George Floyd , who died after a police officer knelt on his neck for close nine minutes. The actor thinks that the protests are an example of what society was supposed to be all along. "It fills me with so much hope and encouragement," she tells Jimmy Kimmel in the video abov

Gasp: Hertz’s Stock Since Filing For Bankruptcy

38One Mile at a Time / 12h
Before I get too deep into this post, let me note that: I’m no expert on stocks; rather I’m writing about this topic because it’s related to an aspect of the travel industry, and I find it to be interesting This isn’t an attempt to give any financial advice of any sort, and I don’t own any Hertz stock, for that matter (though I sure wish I had bought some last week, I guess) While some love to ar

Subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited and get an Echo Dot for just £9.99

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This Amazon Echo deal offers two months of Music Unlimited and an Echo Dot smart speaker for just £29.97 this week - an excellent £40 saving overall. Considering you'd usually find the Echo Dot for £49.99 by itself, with Amazon's music streaming service cos