Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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PS5 vs Xbox Series X: what have we learned about the key differences?

8KTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 38min
A new console war is about to begin, but will the Xbox Series X or PS5 come out on top?

Netflix reveals the first trailer for its 'Unsolved Mysteries' reboot

10KMashable / 6h
The original Unsolved Mysteries aired in 1987 and continued through a series of disconnected reboots until 2010, but Netflix is bringing back the documentary show for a 2020 reboot. The first trailer for Unsolved Mysteries suggests that the new series will cover similar ground as the original, showcasing cold cases of missing and disappeared individuals as well as first person account of paranorm

Instagram will let creators sell their products in the app

4KEngadget / 5h
Beginning next month, Instagram will let creators sell merchandise directly in the app. Today, the platform announced new Commerce Eligibility Requirements that expand access to Instagram Shopping to more businesses, including creators. During the pandemic, when many still aren’t going to stores, this could help creators sell more products and make a living. The updated requirements go into effec

$39 Domestic Tickets: Price May Now Matter Enough To Spur Travel

View from the Wing / 15min
Several routes where $39 one-ways are available, including Baltimore - Charlotte, Charleston, Detroit, Hartford; Chicago Midway - Indianapolis, Cleveland, Cincinnati; Phoenix - Las Vegas, Albuquerque, San Diego; Houston Hobby - New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Dallas Love Field, San Antonio; Detroit Chicago Midway, Nashville, St. Louis. Continue reading ...

Your favorite cruise ship may never come back: 23 classic vessels that could be laid-up, sold or scrapped

The Points Guy / 15min
Brace yourselves, cruise fans: Some of your favorite ships could soon be heading to the chopping block. With most cruise departures around the world halted due to coronavirus concerns , and a quick comeback for cruising no longer in the cards , some of the industry’s biggest players are starting to talk about permanently retiring parts of their fleets. On Thursday, cruise giant Carnival Corporati

Google’s 46-camera ‘light field videos’ let you change perspective and peek around corners

60TechCrunch / 16min
Google is showing off one of the most impressive efforts yet turning traditional photography and video into something more immersive: 3D video that lets the viewer change their perspective and even look around objects in frame. Unfortunately, unless you have 46 spare cameras to sync together, you probably won’t be making these “light field videos” any time soon. The new technique, due to be prese

Starbucks adds plant-based sausage sandwich to its summer menu

SlashGear / 16min
Impossible Foods, the company best known for its plant-based Impossible Burger product, is now the supplier for Starbuck’s new plant-based sausage sandwich. This product isn’t vegan-friendly as it contains both cheese and egg, but it does give vegetarians and health-conscious consumers a new meat-free fast food option. Starbucks already lists the new sandwich on its website. Over the past couple

These are the 4 best credit cards for every type of gamer

The Points Guy / 43min
With a rise in digital content and mobile and subscription services, gaming has surged in popularity in recent years. And the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated that growth even further. According to the market research firm NPD Group , video gaming in the U.S. reached a record $10.86 billion in the first quarter of 2020. That goes to show it’s not just streaming services , like Netflix, that a

Zopa granted full UK bank license as it gears up to launch savings account and credit card

100+TechCrunch / 45min
Zopa , the 15-year-old peer-to-peer lending company, is announcing that it has been awarded its full U.K. bank licence, as it gears up to launch a fixed-term savings account, followed by a credit card. Dubbed “ Zopa Bank,” the new challenger bank will sit alongside its existing peer-to-peer lending business, under Zopa Group, creating what the veteran fintech previously described as the first hyb

Twitter suffered a major data breach - but this is why you're probably safe

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 59min
Twitter has emailed businesses that use its advertising and analytics platforms to inform them of the breach.

Fortnite Party Royale concert from Diplo revealed: How to watch

SlashGear / 1h
Epic has announced the latest concert heading to its “Party Royale” mode in Fortnite and it’ll be presented by DJ Diplo, aka Thomas Wesley. The concert will be a live event that takes place on Thursday, a less convenient day than the weekends when Epic usually holds these big events. If you miss the live concert, don’t worry: there will … Continue reading

T-Mobile asks California to soften 5G, job conditions for Sprint merger

55Engadget / 1h
T-Mobile is hoping to ease some of the conditions it agreed to for its merger with Sprint . The carrier has asked California’s Public Utilities Commission to roll back three main requirements. It wants the CPUC to delay 5G coverage and speed targets for 2024 by two years, to use FCC testing for commitments instead of a new system and to eliminate a requirement that it adds 1,000 full-time jobs. N

Wishful thinking: George R. R. Martin offers a new Winds of Winter estimate

81Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Artist's interpretation of today's wishful thinking. (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty / Henry Söderlund ) Everyone in search of a pandemic-based silver lining can head to author and producer George R.R. Martin's blog, where the creator of the Song of Ice & Fire book series offers new hope for its next installment. Progress continues on The Winds of Winter , Martin insisted on Tuesday , an

3 ways to support the LGBTQIA+ community during Pride month

The Points Guy / 1h
The TPG brand was founded on principles of equality for all. Our founder, Brian Kelly, has publicly shared his experiences traveling the world as an openly gay man, and our company supports a number of organizations focused on improving quality of life for the LGBTQIA+ community. While 2020 has been a heavy year thus far, Pride month represents a bright spot of joy and celebration for the LGBTQIA

Where to buy a webcam: these retailers still have stock

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Webcams are selling fast, so we went ahead and found all the retailers that still have webcams in stock.

iOS 14’s App Clips will save you from always needing ‘an app for that’

iOS 14 App Clips I. Apps
100+TechCrunch / 1h
The App Store ecosystem today is home to nearly 2 million apps . That means finding new apps to download is now more challenging than ever. This, in turns, leads app developers to funnel more money into App Store Search ads, traditional SEO, and digital advertising in an effort to acquire new users. A new feature called App Clips, arriving in iOS 14 later this year, will give developers another o

Boot Camp Is Dead on New Macs and 8 Other Things Apple Didn't Say at WWDC

Gizmodo / 1h
You’d be forgiven for missing every change to iOS, macOS, and more that Apple execs speed-talked through during Monday’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. But even after catching up on all the announcements, there are more useful features coming to iPhones, Macs, Apple Watches, and more—and some big shifts that… Read more...

Everything coming to Disney+ in July 2020

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Read more... More about Hamilton , Streaming Services , Muppets , Disney Plus , and Disney

2021 Volkswagen Arteon gets a facelift and refreshed interior

SlashGear / 1h
The 2021 VW Arteon is arriving with fresh styling and a more refined interior. And there’s more good news: Volkswagen is introducing a station wagon variant of the Arteon. The bad news is, the Arteon Shooting Brake is only destined for Europe, China, and other parts of the world. But then again, it’s good to know VW is not backing … Continue reading

European Union May Quarantine the United States

100+Gizmodo / 1h
As if we needed any further reminders that the United States has botched its response to the covid-19 crisis so spectacularly that we present a threat to the health global population, member states of the European Union are reportedly weighing whether to include American travelers on its ban list as European borders… Read more...

Aphantasia study links ‘blind mind’ condition to other cognitive issues

21SlashGear / 1h
Aphantasia, the term that refers to a rare condition in which one is not able to visualize things in their mind, has been linked to wider cognitive issues, including troubles with dreaming and memory. The research comes from the University of New South Wales and was recently published in Scientific Reports. More than 250 people participated in the study. Most … Continue reading

Oculus Go discontinued: Facebook will no longer offer its entry-level VR headset

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Facebook says it will phase out Oculus Go to focus on more advanced VR headsets like the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S.

RIP Segway PT: A look back at one of the goofiest vehicles ever

Segway Two Self Balancing
63Mashable / 2h
In 2002, Segway unleashed its own "device of the future": the Segway PT. It wasn't self-driving, but it was self-balancing. It was going to change personal transportation as we knew it — especially for mall cops and tour groups. Nearly 20 years later, Segway is discontinuing its classic electric device. As of July 15 the iconic device will retire, along with two other Segway products. Instead, th

US government websites get HTTPS security boost

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The US government's DotGov Program is also working to preload the .gov domain going forward.

'Rehydrated' SpongeBob is the Pretty Patty of video game remakes

SpongeBob Battle BB
24Mashable / 2h
As a pink, rock-dwelling starfish once said, "Being grown-up is boring." With The Powerpuff Girls on TV and a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch at my side, I settled in for a playthrough of SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated early last week . The convenience of playing this remake on my (appropriately yellow) Nintendo Switch Lite and not a clunky PlayStation 2 promised a com

Apple announces 'App Library,' new iMessage features, and more in iOS 14

Apple 14 App Library
32Mashable / 2h
From a new iMessage app and Home Screen widgets to an App Library and Translate app, here's everything that's coming to iOS 14. Read more... More about Apple , Mashable Video , Imessage , Memoji , and Ios 14

10 extremely 2020 moments that brought us together

33Mashable / 2h
Nobody’s 2020 has been exactly the same as anybody else’s. We’ve all had our own experience of a year unlike any other in living memory, our own coping mechanisms, our own battles to fight. We are " in the same rough seas, but in different boats ." But as the coronavirus pandemic brought the lives of people all over the world into a strange and necessary uniformity, most of us found ourselves hav

iOS 14 will respond to taps on the back of your iPhone

98Engadget / 2h
People are still discovering features in iOS 14 now that its developer beta is available, and that includes a few clever tricks. Most notably, Federico Viticci and others have noticed a new “Back Tap” feature that lets you perform actions and shortcuts by double- or triple-tapping the back of your iPhone . It’s intended as an accessibility function and could clearly be helpful for those with limi

Scientists Made a List of Every Place Aliens Could Be Hiding

36Gizmodo / 2h
A team searching for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence has put together an Exotica Catalog , which lists every known type of celestial object, regardless of whether we understand it or not. Read more...

This World War II bunker was transformed into an art museum — Future Blink

36Mashable / 2h
Located in Bordeaux's former submarine base, the museum features digital projects from famous artists. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Arts Culture And Entertainment , World War Ii , and Future Blink

The 10 Best Deals From Amazon's Big Style Sale

32Gizmodo / 2h
This week Amazon kicked off its Big Style Sale , in which you can save up to 60% on a variety of clothing and accessory lines including Champion LIFE streetwear , New Balance shoes and apparel , Levi’s jeans , Puma , Vineyard Vines , J. Crew , and more. Basically, they’re trying to raise awareness of their fashion department… Read more...

Oculus will start selling Quest software regardless of quality

Facebook Oculus Quest
32Ars Technica / 2h
Behold: the Oculus Quest, as photographed in my messy home. [credit: Sam Machkovech ] Since its launch last year , Oculus has kept tight control over the library of software on the wireless Quest headset, applying what the company called a "quality-first approach" to app approval. Today, Oculus pledged to loosen that control with a new app-distribution path to be rolled out early next year. In a

6 Travel Shows to Help Keep Your Wanderlust Alive

32Lifehacker / 2h
Are you an adventure traveler or foodie traveler or even a bucket-list traveler sitting around thinking, “Well, I’ll never travel again”? With travel restrictions still in place, it seems like it’ll take months before travel will resume back to its regularly scheduled programming. Read more...

New Senate Bill Includes $4000 Per Person Domestic Travel Credit

40View from the Wing / 2h
The President has indicated support for a $4000 domestic travel credit where you’d get half your money back from airfare, hotels, restaurants and related spending on domestic trips. That’s now morphed into Martha McSally (R-AZ)’s “American TRIP Act” which would provide a tax credit of $4000 per adult ($8000 to a couple filing jointly) and $500 additional per dependent child to spend in 2020 or 20

Emirates will resume flying the Airbus A380 on July 15

The Points Guy / 2h
The world’s biggest international airline will resume flying the biggest passenger airplane next month. Emirates, which carries more passengers between different countries than any other airline, is restarting service with the Airbus A380 on July 15, according to a tweet on its official account. The first destination served by the A380 from the Emirates base in Dubai will be London’s Heathrow air

Take a Virtual Drive in a Mars Rover

89Gizmodo / 2h
If you’ve ever aspired to be a real-life Mark Watney—collecting samples of rocks and dirt on Mars—now is your chance. With NASA’s AI4Mars project , you can take a virtual trip around the red planet in the Curiosity rover. Read more...

Soon nearly any influencer will be able to sell stuff on Instagram

53Mashable / 2h
Prepare to be inundated with overpriced T-shirts, CBD oil, and private label makeup for sale, Instagram users. On Tuesday, Instagram announced that starting on July 9, the floodgates will open for businesses, including influencers and creators, who want to sell their merchandise on Instagram. Basically, the change allows many more users to sign up for Instagram Shopping. “Any eligible business or

The Best Way to Remove an Errant Piece of Eggshell

24Lifehacker / 2h
It is true that one cannot make an omelet (or any egg dish) without breaking a few eggs. And even if you are the most careful egg cracker around, a bit of shell will make its way into the pan from time to time. This is not the disaster it may seem, but it is annoying. Read more...

The 10 Best Deals From Amazon's Big Style Sale

32Lifehacker / 2h
This week Amazon kicked off its Big Style Sale , in which you can save up to 60% on a variety of clothing and accessory lines including Champion LIFE streetwear , New Balance shoes and apparel , Levi’s jeans , Puma , Vineyard Vines , J. Crew , and more. Basically, they’re trying to raise awareness of their fashion department… Read more...

The Danger of Amazon’s $2 Billion Climate Fund

37Gizmodo / 2h
On Tuesday, Amazon rolled out a shiny new addition to its flawed climate plan : a $2 billion venture investment fund for low- and no-carbon technology. It is instantly one of, if not the, biggest climate venture funds out there. But it also shows a fatal flaw that runs through Amazon’s—and capital in… Read more...

Minecraft Nether Update is here and it’s big

Minecraft Nether Update
SlashGear / 2h
Minecraft is getting a very large update today, with Mojang sending the Nether Update live across all platforms. The Nether Update first arrived on the Java version of Minecraft earlier this morning, and now, just a few hours later, it’s available on Bedrock Edition platforms as well. As the name suggests, the Nether Update greatly expands the Nether – Minecraft‘s … Continue reading

Apple is changing parts of its app review process after the Hey controversy

Apple App Store Basecamp
40Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge (credit: Silas Stein/picture alliance via Getty Images ) Apple took to its developer website to announce a number of new initiatives, services, and tools for developers today. Most of what the company listed are evolutions of the standard offerings it promotes at its ongoing developer conference, but one line item appears to be a direct response to the recent controversy over App Store gu

These Ford Mustang Mach-E leaks clear up some key details

SlashGear / 3h
Ford is almost ready to open the order books on the 2021 Mustang Mach-E, but even before that details on how much the EV’s options may set you back, plus which models will get the hands-free driving assistance prep package, have leaked. Although deliveries of the electric crossover aren’t expected to begin until later in the year, Ford has been … Continue reading

Researchers create urine test that reveals the best diet for your body

SlashGear / 3h
Researchers with Imperial College London collaborated with experts from a number of other institutions to develop a urine test that, among other things, can provide ‘precision nutrition’ information for patients. Put simply, the urine test can help shed light on the ideal diet for your particular body, potentially helping avoid diseases and increase one’s overall health and wellbeing. This new …

Starbucks is selling an Impossible sausage breakfast sandwich in the US

300+Engadget / 3h
As of today, you can buy a plant-based breakfast sandwich made with Impossible Foods’ imitation sausage at most Starbucks locations in the US. Given that Starbucks has more than 15,000 US locations and that Impossible Foods also signed a deal with Burger King earlier this week, it looks like Impossible Foods will be selling a whole lot of fake meat on a daily basis. The Starbucks breakfast sandwi

Tuesday Travel Tip: Score major savings on airfare by booking a Priceline Express Deal

The Points Guy / 3h
To help you plan your future travels while we’re all stuck on the ground, we’re launching “Tuesday Travel Tips.” Check back for a new travel tip every week! Mystery travel deals like Priceline Express are not talked about much in the points or miles world but can be extremely lucrative. While known best for discounts on hotel stays, they can also save you big bucks on airfare as well. These types

This is What Sunsets on Other Planets Would Look Like

500+Futurism / 3h
Cosmic Sunset Geronimo Villanueva, a planetary scientist from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland has created stunning simulations of what sunsets would look like on a variety of planets. The animation shows what you would see through a super wide fisheye lens pointed at the sky from a planet’s surface — so make sure to go full-screen for the full effect. A second animation,

Oculus Is Dropping the Go to Focus More on the Oculus Quest

Facebook Oculus Quest
38Gizmodo / 3h
After releasing the Quest and the Rift S , Oculus’ cheapest VR headset—the Oculus Go—has been in kind of a weird place. It doesn’t offer the flexibility or features of its more expensive siblings, and it wasn’t getting a lot of support or content either, so today Oculus announced it’s discontinuing the Oculus Go… Read more...

Put a Onesie on Your Pet Instead of the 'Cone of Shame'

50Lifehacker / 3h
If your pet has ever recovered from surgery, you’ll remember just how much they hate the Elizabethan collar , aka the “cone of shame”—that stiff plastic cone that goes around their neck, preventing them from licking or tearing out their stitches. In addition to looking uncomfortable, the cone of shame limits their… Read more...

Microsoft is adding Linux, Android, and firmware protections to Windows

Microsoft Defender Android
56Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge Microsoft is moving forward with its promise to extend enterprise security protections to non-Windows platforms with the general release of a Linux version and a preview of one for Android. The software maker is also beefing up Windows security protections to scan for malicious firmware. The Linux and Android moves—detailed in posts published on Tuesday here , here , and here —follow a mo

PS4 vs Xbox One: which gaming console is better?

500+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Our Xbox One vs PS4 guide has all the facts you need to pick the right console for you.

Why the Arctic Is Warming So Fast, and Why That’s So Alarming

400+Wired / 3h
When permafrost thaws, sea ice disappears, and wildfires rage in the north, the consequences extend to the rest of the world.

Check Out Christopher Nolan's Tenet With This Exclusive Making-of Sneak Peek

67Gizmodo / 3h
For fans anxious to learn every little secret about Christopher Nolan’s new movie, Tenet , we’ve got your first look at the promised land. Read more...

Mercedes-Benz, Nvidia partner to bring ‘software-defined’ vehicles to market in 2024

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Dig into the guts of a 2020 Mercedes-Benz — or just about any modern luxury vehicle — and dozens of electronic control units (ECU) will appear. Traditional automakers have historically added ECUs as they have added more technology, a practice that has introduced complexity and cost as well as limitations that newer rivals like Tesla happily avoid. Today, Mercedes-Benz and Nvidia announced a partn

Make Your Kebabs With Stew Meat

32Lifehacker / 3h
It is not stew season, not even a little bit, and yet the grocery stores continue to sell stew meat, with blatant disregard for the weather. It would be rude, almost mocking, except for the fact that stew meat can be used for non-stew applications, especially kebabs. Read more...

Some Bank of America cardholders now get new perks — and you can use them at home

The Points Guy / 3h
For months now, card issuers have been shifting the ways people can earn and redeem on credit cards — simply as a way to react to changing consumer behavior during the coronavirus pandemic. You can now add one more issuer to that list — Bank of America . For more updates about how coronavirus is affecting travelers and credit cardholders, sign up for our daily newsletter . The new benefits affect

Plaid’s Zach Perret: ‘Every company is a fintech company’

100+TechCrunch / 3h
The fintech revolution is just getting started. At least that’s the impression we got after a conversation with Plaid co-founder Zach Perret . He appeared on Extra Crunch Live last week to talk about his company’s announced exit to Visa and the larger fintech landscape. Perret and Plaid announced a deal to sell the company to Visa earlier this year for $5.3 billion, a transaction that highlighted

The best video games of 2020 (so far)

28Mashable / 3h
It's time to face one of those uncomfortable truths: 2020 is only half over. I know I know . It feels like 10,000 years have gone by. But it's true. We're six months into the year, and that means we have six months worth of games to distract us, in their own ways, from what's going on outside. As the summer weather sets in, you're probably spending more time browsing through the assortment of (re

Why Google Maps might lose EV owners to Apple Maps (seriously)

Google Apple Maps
56Mashable / 3h
After WWDC , electric car owners might want to consider Apple Maps over Google Maps. In iOS 14, Apple Maps will show drivers routes based on the availability of public charging stations. They'll be personalized, factoring in a driver's battery status, range, and EV model. That's huge for road trips. A drive up, say, California's iconic Highway 1 in an electric vehicle can be stressful. If you run

[FOR PLANTS] Don’t Read This If You’re Human [JUST PLANTS PLEASE]

23Gizmodo / 3h
Let’s be honest: While humanity has done a lot to support the arts, humans themselves make for a terrible live audience. If they’re not coughing or talking or picking their noses, they’re probably tapping at their phones. On Monday, Barcelona’s Liceu opera house offered an intriguing solution to this problem,… Read more...

Take a Virtual Drive in a Mars Rover

89Lifehacker / 3h
If you’ve ever aspired to be a real-life Mark Watney—collecting samples of rocks and dirt on Mars—now is your chance. With NASA’s AI4Mars project , you can take a virtual trip around the red planet in the Curiosity rover. Read more...

NASA Funds Harvard Hunt for Alien “Technological Civilizations”

500+Futurism / 3h
A team of astronomers from Harvard and other institutions are collaborating on a new project to scan the skies for technological signatures from alien civilizations. It’s a noteworthy new project, as it’s the first to receive a NASA grant for SETI -specific research in more than 30 years, according to a statement . “Technosignatures relate to signatures of advanced alien technologies similar to,

Apparently, Contract Violations Are Punishable Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

49Gizmodo / 4h
A Delaware District Court has issued an opinion ruling that an ongoing click fraud scheme led by a Florida-based husband and wife team is technically punishable under the Computer Fraud And Abuse Act (CFAA), a piece of oft-cited legislation that’s been wielded in lawsuits against web scrapers , IP-blockers , hackers,… Read more...

Remodel Your Home With Wayfair's Sales of the Day

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Featured Deal: Cuisinart Advantage Nonstick 11-Piece Cookware Set | $100 Read more...

iiRcade puts arcade box in your home for around $400

27SlashGear / 4h
A game machine called iiRcade was launched with a crowdfunding campaign Kickstarter here in June, and it seems pretty radical. This arcade machine can be either a bartop or full-sized mode arcade machine and will cost backers approximately $400 after it’s funded. This crowdfunding campaign raised over $100k more than its goal with 44 days left to go – that’s … Continue reading

Put Your Mask Over Your Damn Nose

2KGizmodo / 4h
We know that you should be wearing some form of face covering to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. You just should. Don’t argue with me on this. Read more...

One tricky racing sim: Assetto Corsa Competizione is now on consoles

36Ars Technica / 4h
Day or night, rain or shine, we race on. [credit: 505 Games ] On Tuesday, sim-racing options for the Xbox One and Playstation 4 just got a little more diverse with the release of Assetto Corsa Competizione . The game is a companion of sorts to the well-established PC racing sim Assetto Corsa , developed by Italian studio Kunos Simulazioni. First released on the PC in 2019, ACC is a much more narr

The world’s largest cruise line just canceled a boatload of additional sailings

82The Points Guy / 4h
Royal Caribbean has joined the growing list of cruise lines abandoning the idea of a return to service in the summer. Citing the coronavirus pandemic , the world’s largest cruise line by passenger capacity on Tuesday said it had canceled every sailing worldwide through Sept. 15. Royal Caribbean’s sister brand, Azamara, on Tuesday also canceled all sailings through Sept. 15, while sister brand Cel

Microsoft will double its Black senior leadership by 2025

400+Engadget / 4h
Following the likes of Google and some of its other peers in the space, Microsoft unveiled a racial equality initiative on Tuesday. In a letter signed by CEO Satya Nadella, the company said it's "committed" to addressing racial injustice and inequity. To that end, Microsoft detailed several changes it's making to support Black individuals both inside and outside of the company. Most notably, the

NASA funds search for evidence of alien technology on exoplanets

21SlashGear / 4h
NASA has issued its first grant toward the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) in three decades, funding work that will take place as a collaboration between the University of Rochester and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. This is the first time NASA has ever awarded a grant for non-radio technosignatures, meaning the researchers will study the potential technological

‘It’s back!’ Big Southwest flash sale drops round-trip fares below $80 on short routes

55The Points Guy / 4h
It’s back! It’s a few weeks later than usual, but Southwest Airlines ‘ big twice-a-year fare sale has returned. The carrier rolled out a 72-hour flash sale on Tuesday with round-trip fares below $100 on dozens of its shortest nonstop routes for later summer and fall. The sale fares begin at $39 each way, typically on Southwest’s shortest nonstop routes . But longer routes are on sale too, with fa

The iPad Will Soon Allow Gamers to Play Using a Mouse and Keyboard

100+Gizmodo / 4h
As Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference gets under way, we’re starting to see more and more features of its updated operating systems not revealed during yesterday’s opening keynote. That includes the ability to play games on the iPad using a mouse and keyboard instead of the touchscreen or a gamepad. Read more...

Apple’s software updates give a glimpse of software in a COVID-19 era

7 Health Apple Watch
100+TechCrunch / 4h
Apple is responding to the COVID-19 crisis with a range of new features across its software platforms. Some are intended to directly combat the threat of the novel coronavirus, as with Apple Watch’s new handwashing feature. Other updates can be seen in a new light in the COVID-19 era. For example, your Apple Watch can track your TikTok dances as a “workout,” now that you’re not going to the gym.

Peacock streaming service is coming to Android TV and Chromecast

77Engadget / 4h
NBCUniversal’s new streaming service Peacock will be available on Google platforms and devices beginning July 15th. That includes Android, Android TV, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices. Google users will have access to the same tiers as other Peacock viewers, including the free, ad-supported offerings that arrive in July. Android and Android TV users will get complimentary access to ad-s

Create a Shared Virtual Office to Collaborate With Co-Workers

24Lifehacker / 4h
Those of us who are fortunate enough to have the option of working from home are now several months into this new lifestyle. Like a lot of things, there’s the good (no commute!), the bad (competing with other members of your household for flat surfaces to use as desks), and the ugly (when I catch a glimpse of myself… Read more...

Open for business: What to know about getting to Jamaica on points this summer

The Points Guy / 4h
As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. Jamaica reopened to tourism on June 15 amidst a downward trend in novel coronavirus cases. The country reported 665

Peacock Android, Chromecast release brings NBC streaming with Premium promo

SlashGear / 4h
Slowly but surely, NBCUniversal has been announcing its launch plans for its streaming service, Peacock. Strangely, the company seems to be making these announcements on a platform-by-platform basis. Last month, it told us when we can expect Peacock on Apple and Xbox devices, and today we’re learning that it will also be coming to various Google platforms as well. That … Continue reading

Astronomers May Have Discovered First-Ever “Black Neutron Star”

2KFuturism / 4h
If a star is gigantic enough, it can collapse in on itself to form a black hole. Stars that are still huge, but not big enough to become black holes, tend to explode in supernovae, eventually transforming into what is known as a neutron star. What has long puzzled scientists is that the smallest black holes tend to be at least five times the mass of the Sun, while neutron stars are at most 2.5 ti

NASA plans to use private spacecraft for crewed suborbital flights

Virgin Galactic NASA
62Engadget / 4h
NASA’s private spaceflight plans extend well beyond launching people into orbit . The agency is forming a plan to fly astronauts, investigators and other staff aboard suborbital spacecraft. Once a Suborbital Crew office inside the Commercial Crew Program has qualified a suborbital system as safe to use, NASA will buy seats aboard suborbital flights for various missions. The administration is expl

10 essential LGBTQ films to stream this Pride Month

20Mashable / 4h
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. Celebrating Pride looks a little different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mashable's entertainment reporter Ali Foreman picked the 10 best LGBTQ films to stream this Pride Month so you can celebrate from the comfor

iOS 14 will finally allow users to change their default email and web browser apps

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You'll soon be able to open the browser or email app of your choice when you click on a link or email address in iOS.

What went wrong with Quibi?

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Two months after Quibi’s high-profile launch as a short-form mobile-native TV app led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, it is evident the startup is greatly underperforming relative to the hundreds of millions of dollars already spent on content and marketing. According to a Wall Street Journal report , “daily downloads peaked at 379,000 on its April 6 launch day but didn’t exceed 20,000 on

If T-Mobile’s giant outage affected you, now’s your chance to tell the FCC

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Enlarge / A pigeon rests on a T-Mobile logo outside a mobile phone store, operated by Deutsche Telekom AG, in Munich, Germany, on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) The Federal Communications Commission is kicking off its investigation of last week's T-Mobile outage by seeking public comment. Government agencies, public safety entities, businesses, and individuals are encour

Don't Use These Toxic Hand Sanitizer Brands

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Hand sanitizers that are effective against the coronavirus are those that include at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol. But there are a few brands that use methanol, a more toxic type of alcohol, and the FDA recently issued a warning not to use them. Read more...

Stacy Brown-Philpot is stepping down as CEO of TaskRabbit

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TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot announced today that she is stepping down from her role at the freelance labor marketplace. Brown-Philpot joined TaskRabbit seven years ago as the company’s chief operating officer and was promoted to CEO in the spring of 2016. In the fall of 2017, the company was acquired by Ikea for undisclosed financial terms in a stock deal and has continued to operate indep

Today’s best deals: Ticket to Ride, iPads, microSD cards, and more

24Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster includes a variety of deals on games, chargers, and gadgets. Some highlights include Ticket to Ride: Europe , our favorite iteration of one of our favorite family board games , down to $30, which is the lowest price we've seen in 2020. A handful of iPads are on sale as well, including the 128GB version of the 10.2-inch iPad for a joint-low of $329

Europe Deciding Between Two Country Lists To Allow Entry Starting July 1. The U.S. Isn’t On Either.

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Right now much of the world is closed to U.S. tourism. On the whole the Caribbean is opening, and the Maldives opens July 15. Turkey and Serbia are open. But most of the world that will accept Americans at least requires coronavirus testing on arrival or two week quarantine. The E.U. is trying to come up with a list of countries whose citizens will be allowed to enter starting July 1. The U.S. is

Oculus Go discontinued: Here’s what that means

Facebook Oculus Quest
21SlashGear / 5h
So you’ve got an Oculus Go VR headset and you assumed you’d have support from Oculus for the foreseeable future. So you thought the Oculus Go platform was just another part of the overarching Oculus ecosystem, one that’d have no reason to go away in the future. That’s just not true, as Oculus confirmed today in a blog, saying “a … Continue reading

Cobra Kai's Creators Discuss Season 3 Details and the Move to Netflix

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The amazing sequel show to The Karate Kid is crane kicking its way to a whole new audience. Monday, Netflix announced Cobra Kai is leaving YouTube and moving to Netflix . The first two seasons of the show will debut first, followed by the highly anticipated third season sometime after. Read more...

Amazon invests $2 billion in its clean energy fund

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Amazon is committing $2 billion to companies developing clean energy technology with its Climate Pledge Fund, the company announced Tuesday . The fund is one facet of Amazon’s Climate Pledge, which aims to eliminate the company’s net carbon emissions by 2040 . While it’s perhaps another step in the right direction, the fund comes after years of criticism for Amazon’s less-than-sterling environmen

How Can I Stop Co-Sleeping with My Older Child?

81Lifehacker / 5h
Sleep problems are pretty much a given at some point in parenthood—yours, theirs or, most often, both of yours. Guess what’s not helping? This pandemic, thankyouverymuch . Kids are more cooped up than ever. They’re dealing with pent-up energy and strange new schedules, plus some extra anxiety mixed in for good measure.… Read more...

Sony A7S III launch might be delayed, but could be followed by a Sony A5

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The rumored Sony A7S III may have seen its launch pushed back, but another full-frame camera could soon ride its slipstream.

Mercedes and NVIDIA team up on autonomous cars you can actually buy

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Mercedes-Benz will use NVIDIA’s DRIVE platform for its driver-assistance and autonomy in future vehicles, the automaker has announced today, including powering cars that can drive themselves from address to address on regular routes. The deal will see the first new Mercedes using NVIDIA DRIVE from 2024, as the German automaker revamps its fleet. From that point, DRIVE will be standard … Continue

Facebook Loses Antitrust Decision in Germany Over Data Collection

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4KNYT > Technology / 5h
In a closely watched case, Facebook lost an appeal related to charges that it has violated competition laws by abusing its dominance in social media.

How to Launch Actions in iOS 14 With a Tap on the Back

54Gizmodo / 5h
There are no sensors on the back of your iPhone for your finger to fiddle with—unlike, say, a Google Pixel, which does have a fingerprint sensor on the back—but a new feature debuting in iOS 14 allows you to tap the back of your iPhone to launch different iOS actions all the same. This “digital burping” gesture seems… Read more...

Jimmy Kimmel apologizes for Blackface sketches

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Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel has issued a statement apologizing for wearing Blackface to impersonate various Black celebrities over the years. “There is nothing more important to me than your respect, and I apologize to those who were genuinely hurt or offended by the makeup I wore or the words I spoke," Kimmel said in a statement. Though the images and footage are not new — most occurred on Come

Learn How to Make Pro-Level Video Games from Scratch with Unreal

Futurism / 5h
Who doesn’t love a great video game? Whether you’re relaxing with a humble round of Tetris after a long day at work or engaging in an epic Call of Duty battle with your friends online, a great game inevitably makes life much more enjoyable—allowing us to escape from the monotony of everyday life and into a world that’s filled with endless possibilities. But even the most avid gamers don’t seem to

Accelerated Digital Ventures’ future is in flux after founders lose board seats

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The future of Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV), the U.K. early-stage investment firm now majority owned by Legal & General, is in flux after three of its founders have lost their seat on the board, TechCrunch has learned. ADV’s investments include Push Doctor , WeFarm and Perlego , amongst many others. Rumours began circulating earlier this month within the London startup community that three o

It Just Got Even Easier to Take Money from Your Retirement Account

42Lifehacker / 5h
When the CARES Act was passed in March, it made it easier for people to access the money in their retirement accounts if they were facing financial difficulty due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, the IRS announced an expansion of the rules for who can make withdrawals from their tax-advantaged accounts without… Read more...

Alaska Airlines will fly Embraer E175s on some intra-Alaska routes

The Points Guy / 5h
Alaska Airlines plans to fill some of the gap in the state of Alaska left by RavnAir’s bankruptcy by bringing some of its Embraer E175s to Anchorage this fall. The Seattle-based carrier will begin flying the E175s on flights from Anchorage (ANC) to Fairbanks (FAI), Dillingham (DLG) and King Salmon (AKN) this October, Alaska said on June 22. With just 76 seats, the jets will allow Alaska to offer

Xbox Series X games list: every exclusive and cross-gen game announced so far

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We've compiled a list of all the Xbox Series X games confirmed for Microsoft's next-generation console – and those we hope to see.

This Might Be the Best Deal You’ll Find on a Premium VPN Service

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Think you have privacy when you go online? Think nobody cares about what you’re buying, reading, or watching? Think again. Unless you use a VPN to connect to the internet, every single thing you do online is recorded by somebody. If you want true privacy when you go online, you need to take advantage of the amazing deals currently available from FastestVPN . What Is A VPN? Image via Unsplash Ever

How to supercharge your virtual networking at Disrupt 2020

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Get ready for five days of education, action and opportunity at Disrupt 2020 on Sept. 14-18. This year the programing and networking may be virtual, but the connections you make and the benefits you derive are very real. If the idea of virtual networking feels somehow less potent, we have great news for you. We’ve supercharged CrunchMatch , our AI-powered networking platform, to help bridge the p

They Wanted You to Bet on Sharks. The Odds Were Not in Their Favor.

200+NYT > Technology / 5h
Gambling on shark migration patterns could raise awareness, some experts say. But it could also fuel the animals’ reputation as mere entertainment.

Apple Learns to Listen

Apple App Store Basecamp
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Well, now!

Self-balancing butt of a thousand jokes, the Segway is being discontinued

Segway Two Self Balancing
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The Segway self-balancing scooter is being discontinued, ending nearly two decades of production for one of the most hyped – and divisive – gadgets on wheels. Lauded initially as the future of transportation, the Segway never turned out to disrupt city travel in quite the way its creators hoped it might. The scooter was developed by Dean Kamen – perhaps … Continue reading

DriveU.auto, a LiveU spinout, comes out of stealth with $4M

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Teleoperators who remotely monitor and control autonomous vehicles rely on high-performance connectivity to transfer 4K video, multiple audio streams and other data. Even a skosh of latency, jitter or packet loss could spell disaster for a teleoperator intervening to help an autonomous sidewalk delivery bot or even a robotaxi. One Israeli startup, which spun out of video transmission technology c

How will EC plans to reboot rules for digital services impact startups?

100+TechCrunch / 5h
A framework for ensuring fairness in digital marketplaces and tackling abusive behavior online is brewing in Europe, fed by a smorgasbord of issues and ideas, from online safety and the spread of disinformation, to platform accountability, data portability and the fair functioning of digital markets. European Commission lawmakers are even turning their eye to labor rights, spurred by regional con

Here Are Your Best Travel Photography Hacks

41Lifehacker / 6h
You, like me, probably miss the days of taking in the scenery on vacation and figuring out how to best capture it with your camera. But now you’re stuck at home, and your DSLR is gathering dust; your phone’s photo archive is filled with pictures of your cat. We know how it is. But hey, this is the perfect time to … Read more...

TaskRabbit C.E.O. to Step Down, a Blow for Silicon Valley Diversity

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Stacy Brown-Philpot, one of the few prominent black women in the technology industry, has led the gig worker marketplace for four years, and oversaw its sale to Ikea.

The Last of Us 2 made me question good, evil and everything in between

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The Last of Us 2 blurs the lines between good guys and bad guys like never before, and it's an uncomfortable but intoxicating experience.

Facebook asks its users to predict the future with its Forecast app

69Engadget / 6h
When will we get a COVID-19 vaccine? Will Alf get a modern-day reboot? Facebook wants to answer these questions -- or at least make some guesses. The company’s new iOS app, Forecast , lets experts form predictions, and then see if they turn out to be accurate. Those experts -- who are invite-only at the moment -- can put forth an answer and explain their reasoning. The public can then vote on whi

Amazon creates a $2 billion climate fund, as it struggles to cut its own emissions

100+MIT Technology Review / 6h
Amazon launched a $2 billion venture fund to invest in companies developing ways to cut greenhouse-gas emissions, marking the latest corporate effort to allocate major resources to combating climate change. Investment areas: In a press release, Amazon said the new fund would focus on startups that could help it and other businesses achieve “net zero” emissions by 2040. It will invest across a wid

Use Google Assistant to Listen to Articles on Android

33Lifehacker / 6h
Most of my reading has shifted over to audiobook form these days—it’s easier to fit into my schedule and sometimes more entertaining. I often find myself wishing I could just listen to articles in the same way I listen to audiobooks. Well, it turns out Android is equipped to do this very thing, via Google Assistant.… Read more...

A Black Hole Collided With Something That Shouldn't Exist

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Astronomers are puzzling over observations that show a black hole smashing into a mystery object of unusual size. Read more...

AirPods Pro deals hit their lowest price yet in the UK, with US Amazon sales still available

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We're seeing some fantastic AirPods Pro deals this week as Amazon maintains its sales price in the US and Appliances Direct offers a stand out discount in the UK.

NVIDIA and Mercedes partner to create a next-gen car computer

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200+Engadget / 6h
During a joint press conference held Wednesday, NVIDIA and Mercedes Benz announced that they are teaming up to develop a “revolutionary in-vehicle computing system” for the automakers next generation of luxury automobiles in 2024. Touted as “the most sophisticated and advanced computing architecture ever deployed in an automobile,” per an NVIDIA press release, this new software system will enable

Facebook discontinues Oculus Go headset to focus on the Quest

Facebook Oculus Quest
100+Engadget / 6h
Oculus’ entry-level virtual reality headset will soon be no more. Facebook is discontinuing sales of the Oculus Go this year to go ‘all-in’ on upgrades to position-tracking headsets like the Quest and Rift . While software will still be available for the Go, the Oculus Store will stop accepting apps or updates after December 4th, and won’t add those apps to the store after December 18th. Simply p

The Biggest Privacy Changes Coming to iOS in 2020

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42Lifehacker / 6h
Apple never misses a chance to brand itself as a tech company that puts our privacy before its profits—and this year’s annual developer conference was no exception. By the time the virtual keynote wrapped up earlier today, the company announced a slew of new privacy-protective tech that’d be rolled into the newest… Read more...

FCC set to finalize 988 as the new National Suicide Prevention Hotline phone number

FCC 988 Suicide Prevention
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The FCC said Tuesday it will vote next month to designate 988 as the new three-digit U.S. nationwide number to reach the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. In a notice , the federal regulator overseeing U.S. internet and phone providers said it will vote on the proposal on July 16 to make the number change official. FCC chairman Ajit Pai said the three-digit number, if passed, “will save lives.

This new Livescribe smart pen does something Apple left out of iPadOS 14

SlashGear / 6h
It’s been a little while since we last heard from the folks at Livescribe, but today they’re back with a new smart pen. Dubbed Symphony, this new pen is unique not only because it can transcribe the notes you take digitally, but because those notes can be paired with audio that was captured at the time you wrote them down. … Continue reading

Xbox Series X release date, specs, design and launch titles for the new Xbox

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Curious about the Xbox Series X? Here's everything we know about the new Xbox.

Apple Announces New Privacy Features

100+NYT > Technology / 6h
Apple says it will make it tougher for apps to track you. It will also help you wash your hands.

You Could Generate Power by Dangling Crap Into a Black Hole

1KFuturism / 6h
Revisiting Classics In 1969, the physicist Roger Penrose theorized that spacefaring civilizations could generate power by dangling objects into a black hole. For decades, the idea was impossible to test because we have no way of traveling to a black hole — or even surviving the journey. But now a team from the University of Glasgow say they’ve verified the theory with a few modifications, accordi

Daily Crunch: Apple’s big day

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We round up Apple’s news from its big WWDC keynote, Wirecard’s CEO is arrested and Facebook acquires another VR studio. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 23, 2020. 1. Here’s everything Apple announced in the WWDC 2020 keynote Apple announced a number of changes for iOS 14, including widgets and an automatically sorted app library. It’s also rolling out a new feature called App Clips — tiny, fast,

Didi Chuxing: Apple-backed firm aims for one million robotaxis

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Didi Chuxing plans to have the self-driving vehicles operational by 2030.

Put Your Mask Over Your Damn Nose

2KLifehacker / 6h
We know that you should be wearing some form of face covering to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. You just should. Don’t argue with me on this. Read more...

New Pan Am Board Game, And Brussels Airlines May Go Belly Up

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

John Lewis sales: big savings on home and tech this summer

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John Lewis sales offer plenty of discounts - find cheap TVs, exercise equipment, and appliances with speedy delivery.

Microsoft wants to kill off malware with new "Safe Documents" feature

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Microsoft's Safe Documents feature is now available for all Microsoft 365 users with an E5 license.

Breath of the Wild 2 release date, news and trailers for the next Zelda game

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Breath of the Wild 2 is coming and Nintendo's teaser suggests the series could go in a darker direction.

Facebook’s new choreography AI is a dancing queen

100Engadget / 6h
Everybody dances, every culture throughout history has danced. Whether you’re tapping your toe, popping and locking or gracefully pirouetting, it’s one of our oldest forms of expression and, aside from a few feathered exceptions , it’s an exclusively human art. But our days of monopolizing the move busting market could soon be coming to an end, as Facebook AI has become the latest team to teach a

Watch musicians play an eerie concert to a theater full of plants

200+Mashable / 6h
Rows brimmed with a diversity of 2,292 potted plants as musicians took the stage at Spain's ornate Gran Teatre del Liceu on Monday. A string quartet performed the operatic piece "Crisantemi" by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini as cameras panned through the rapt, herbaceous audience. (After a recording asks the verdant attendees to "kindly switch off your mobile phones," human performers come on s

Facebook kills off its cheapest VR headset

Facebook Oculus Quest
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Just two years after launch, Facebook announced today that it’s discontinuing the Oculus Go, the least powerful and least expensive virtual reality headset that the company sold. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement of the device in late 2017 was a major development for the company, which had never released a standalone headset before and was battling consumer perceptions that the technolo

Buy a curved Dell gaming monitor on sale to enjoy a more panoramic experience

36Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: Buy an immersive Dell 32-inch LED curved FreeSync gaming monitor on sale for $359.99 at Best Buy, as of June 23. Gaming is still going strong, as we can all see with some of the amazing deals popping up recently. That includes special sales that PC gamers need to get their hands on, but having that many games might make this a good time to upgrade your own gaming PC. Sometimes all it takes

Apple TV Plus needs more than one big show at a time to beat Netflix

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Even with splashy new shows, Apple TV Plus needs a deeper library before it becomes the focus of our spare time.

Update: Amazon announces $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund

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Update: This post has been updated to indicate that although Rodrigo Prudencio’s profile on LinkedIn stated, “I lead investments for Amazon’s $2B Climate Pledge Fund” the fund is led by Matt Peterson on Amazon’s corporate development team and and Kara Hurst, who leads the company’s sustainability team, according to an Amazon spokesperson. Prudencio deleted his original description of his role wit

Antitrust case against Facebook’s ‘super profiling’ back on track after German federal court ruling

100+TechCrunch / 6h
A landmark regulatory intervention that seeks to apply structural antitrust remedies to cut big (ad)tech’s rights-hostile surveillance business models down to size has been revived after Germany’s federal court overturned an earlier ruling that had suspended enforcement of a ban on Facebook combining user data. The upshot is the tech giant could be forced to stop combining the personal data of us

Prices increase in four days for founder workshops at TC Early Stage

100+TechCrunch / 6h
The countdown clock is running, and you have just four days left to score the lowest price on passes to TC Early Stage 2020 , which takes place on July 21-22. We’ve packed this two-day virtual event with more than 50 workshops covering essential topics that every early-stage founder needs to master. Take advantage of the early-bird price before the offer disappears on June 26 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT).

Acer’s new Swift 5 laptop gets a lifting hinge

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36Engadget / 7h
It really doesn’t feel that long since Acer last updated the Swift 5 , but then COVID-19 has changed how I perceive the passing of time. Unlike the late-2019 refresh, there’s a focus here on evolution over revolution, with the chassis and weight mostly unchanged. Like the other laptops at the announcement, the new Swift 5 will pack updated Intel CPUs, but the company isn't clear — yet — on what p

Wyze Cam Outdoor offers battery-powered security on a budget

Wyze Outdoor Camera
SlashGear / 7h
Low-cost camera company Wyze has revealed its newest model, and as the name suggests the Wyze Cam Outdoor is its first intended to go outside. Battery powered, and able to work with both a base station for streaming and in a standalone mode for impromptu monitoring of a hotel room or other situation, the new camera sticks with Wyze’s tradition … Continue reading

Everything your business needs to know about VPS

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Virtual Private Servers are now cheap enough to be considered as a viable alternative to shared and dedicated hosting.

Warren Ellis and Charles Brownstein Face Public Reckonings for Alleged Sexually Predatory Behavior

200+Gizmodo / 7h
It’s widely known that the comics industry is an extremely insular , rarified space where people’s careers are made or broken based on their interpersonal, social connections to those ( typically older, white men ) who have a seat at the table. A seat that affords them a distinct institutional power . All too often this… Read more...

Microsoft’s Mixer streamers have a decision to make

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92Engadget / 7h
Microsoft’s sudden decision to wind down Mixer has left its streaming community in an unexpected position. The platform’s biggest stars, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek , both left Twitch and signed exclusivity deals the previous year. Mixer’s audience is dramatically smaller than Twitch , however the money offered — which has never been confirmed, though some believe Ninja’s

Marinate Your Chicken in Leftover Onion Dip

70Lifehacker / 7h
Some will say there is no such thing as “leftover onion dip,” but running out of chips is a very real disaster, and it can leave you with a surplus of the stuff. Last night I faced just such a crisis: Out of chips, I was left with a small amount of extra dip—just a few tablespoons—but it was still far too much to… Read more...

Denied for Global Entry or PreCheck? Here’s how to appeal

21The Points Guy / 7h
No one enjoys waiting in what can seem like endless security lines at the airport. Frequent travelers know that Global Entry and TSA PreCheck are must-haves to make travel a breeze, but what if you are denied from the programs? The good thing is a denial doesn’t always mean you have to say goodbye to an easy trip through the airport. The Global Entry and TSA PreCheck programs are vital tools for

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti specs leak should have AMD worried

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Nvidia's incoming Ampere GPU could shame Big Navi with 21 Tflops of raw compute power

These Yetis and Hydro Flasks are 25% off so you can stay hydrated all summer long

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TL;DR: Dick's Sporting Goods has select Yeti and Hydro Flask drinkware on sale for 25% off as of June 23. It's so tempting to rely on plastic water bottles when the weather gets warm — you can get one for about $1 at literally any convenience store or gas station. But unless that bottle of Evian or Aquafina is the only thing standing between you and dehydration after a long day in the sun, consid

iPhone 11 Pro Max: Release date range for major price cuts with new 12

SlashGear / 7h
With the release dates of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro come the first major price cuts of the most extravagant iPhone yet revealed. That’s the iPhone 11 Pro Max, a device that currently costs up to a (minimum) of $1449 for a 512GB iteration, off-contract. Until 5G SA is ready to roll in your area with sub-6 as … Continue reading

How to watch America's Got Talent 2020 live and stream every new episode online

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Auditions in full swing with $1m prize up for grabs - here's how to watch America's Got Talent 2020 online and stream every episode live from anywhere.

Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 hits lowest price ever at Best Buy

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Best Buy's 4-day sale includes a $360 price cut on the best-selling Microsoft Surface Pro 7 with Type Cover.

FCC to vote on designating ‘988’ as national suicide prevention hotline number

FCC 988 Suicide Prevention
200+Engadget / 7h
Americans are one step closer to dialing just three digits for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number. The FCC will vote on changing the hotline’s dialing code to “988,” Chairman Ajit Pai announced Tuesday. A vote is scheduled for July 16, though the FCC tweeted that the transition could take up to two years. The hotline provides “24/7, free and confidential support for people in distres

Mobvoi TicWatch C2+ makes fitness smartwatch a little smoother

Mobvoi TicWatch RAM
SlashGear / 7h
Smartwatch maker Mobvoi has revealed a new model, with the TicWatch C2+ promising smoother performance as it focuses on fitness. The latest Wear OS by Google model from the company, it updates 2018’s TicWatch C2 with double the memory, taking it to 1GB of RAM. That, Mobvoi promises, should make for a more responsive smartwatch day to day. There’s dynamic … Continue reading

Maldives To Welcome Visitors As Of July 15 With Few Restrictions

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We’re seeing countries around the world announce new entry requirements , and in many cases these are evolving by the day. The Maldives has today shared the exact date when they’ll again welcome tourists, with limited restrictions on visitors. The Maldives’ initial plan for welcoming visitors Several weeks ago I wrote about how the Maldives was considering some of the most extreme entry requireme

What iPhone 12 details can we learn from iOS 14?

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Apple's iOS 14 reveal at WWDC offers hints about the next iPhone's screen size, audio, AR features and more.

Segway Is No Longer Making Its Famous Two-Wheeled Scooter

1KFuturism / 7h
It was meant to revolutionize the transportation industry. But after more than a decade of derision and ridicule, Segway’s stand-up, two-wheeled scooter is no longer. The Segway — in 2020, synonymous with the mall cop and those annoying city tours — is finally ending production, Fast Company reports . When it was first announced in 2001 — the year of the iPod, the Xbox, and Steven Spielberg’s “A.

Instagram expands Shopping to more businesses, including creators selling their merch

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Instagram announced today it’s expanding access to Instagram Shopping to more businesses, including creators who want to sell their own merchandise. To enable this expansion, the company introduced new “Commerce Eligibility Requirements” that offer a set of guidelines that interested businesses must adhere to, in order to qualify for Instagram selling. For example, the guidelines specify the Inst

As streamers face harassment allegations, Twitch sees boycott threat

60Ars Technica / 7h
A group of Twitch streamers and viewers is calling for a one-day boycott of the popular streaming site to take place Wednesday, following what they see as a slow and tepid response to widespread allegations in recent days of abuse by prominent streamers. Over the weekend, popular Twitch streamers including SayNoToRage, Tom "ProSyndicate" Cassell, and Henry "HenryG" Greer have been publicly accuse

Vyrex Clear UV Light Cleaner Really Zaps the Hell Out of Germs

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Vyrex Clear UV Cleaner | $84+ | Indiegogo

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2020

37Gizmodo / 7h
This year’s WWDC was a little different than its past iterations of the annual developer’s conference. For one, the global pandemic underway meant that the actual format was a little different, and rather than presenting from a packed auditorium, the event was streamed. In spite of the at time very silly cinematic… Read more...

Need Some New Clothes? Levi's Jeans Are up to 35% off at Amazon

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35% Off Levi’s Jeans | Amazon Big Style Sale Read more...

Google Docs is adding Spanish-language grammar suggestions

99Engadget / 7h
Over the past few years, Google has been using its expertise in machine learning and artificial intelligence to help English speakers write better. It's now doing the same for those who write in Spanish. Starting today, Google Docs will make grammar suggestions in both English and Spanish without the help of a third-party extension like Grammarly . The app will also automatically detect when you

Wyze's first outdoor security camera is wire-free and weather-resistant

Wyze Outdoor Camera
500+Engadget / 7h
Wyze has officially launched its first surveillance camera meant for outdoor use. The company began with affordable home monitoring cameras in 2017 and is now taking its product outside after apparent customer demand. Wyze Cam Outdoor’s main differentiators from the company’s indoor cameras are that it’s wire-free and weather-resistant. There’s also a travel mode, which enables the camera to reco

15 great Reddit mysteries for the site's 15th birthday

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Reddit is officially 15 . The site where some of the most devoted, obsessed internet denizens hang out was created on June 23, 2005. While there are plenty of controversies on the site, it's also good for lots of things: surfacing news, learning weird facts, even soliciting advice. But it's a great spot for mysteries and, well...weird, kind of creepy stuff. To celebrate Reddit's big day, we round

Mobvoi's new smartwatch doesn't change much, but does bring two useful new tools

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The Mobvoi TicWatch C2+ doesn't change much from the TicWatch C, but it ships with multiple bands so you can swap easily.

Dozens of Women in Gaming Speak Out About Sexism and Harassment

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After more than 70 allegations surfaced on Twitter this weekend, gaming companies and streamers responded with action. Some say it’s the beginning of real change in the industry.

Star Wars Podracing released for Nintendo Switch, and it looks decent!

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Today we’re taking a peek at Star Wars Episode 1: Racer for Nintendo Switch and we’re seeing what’s very much a re-vamped game. Where before now we’d expected the same treatment as some previously released “re-releases” of games for Nintendo Switch, now we’re to understand that some actual graphics work was done here. This isn’t the same Star Wars Episode … Continue reading

Tatch raises $4.25M to build a patch that helps diagnose sleep disorders

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Sleep apnea is a huge problem, but is often under-diagnosed because getting a diagnosis often involves getting hooked up to numerous machines and sleeping under the supervision of a doctor. There are at-home solutions, but most are still clunky options with plenty of wires, straps and tubes being used to gather key health markers. Tatch is a New York startup that’s building a flexible, lightweigh

Google’s grammar suggestions in Docs are now available in Spanish

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If you regularly write in Spanish, you’ll be happy to hear that Google today announced that its neural network-powered grammar suggestions in its Docs online text editor are now available in Spanish, too. Just like with grammar suggestions for English, though, this feature will only be available for G Suite customers for now — but if you are a G Suite customer, it should be available now. Google

Wyze launches its $50 wire-free outdoor camera

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In recent years, Seattle-based Wyze made a name for itself thanks to making a lot of smart home gadgets affordable. These days, the company sells everything from smart plugs and locks to scales and fitness bands, but what started it all was the $20 Wyze indoor security camera . Today, the company is following that up with its newest camera, the Wyze Cam Outdoor, which is launching in early access

Tim Cook calls out 'senseless killing' of George Floyd in WWDC opening remarks

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Tim Cook took the stage to talk about "racism, inequality, and injustice," at Monday's WWDC. Read more... More about Apple , Mashable Video , Black Lives Matter , Tim Cook , and George Floyd

Fandango adds new features to highlight health precautions and distancing in movie theaters

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As movie theaters reopen across the United States and the world, there are lingering questions about what kinds of measures those theaters will be taking to keep staff and moviegoers safe in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These concerns were illustrated last week, when AMC CEO Adam Aron said in an interview that the theater chain would not be requiring that patrons wear masks except

Snapchat adds free phone number verification to its list of SDK perks

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Snap’s latest developer offering is a tool called Verify that’s aiming to save its mobile-first developers cash on verifying user phone numbers en masse. The new tool is being integrated into its Login Kit framework, allowing devs with a “Log In with Snapchat” button to move away from tapping services like Twilio for SMS verification, instead checking with Snap to see whether that user has alread

The Original Segway Is Officially Being Retired on July 15

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When first revealed to the world back in December of 2001 Dean Kamen’s Segway promised to revolutionize urban mobility. But sticker shock, and cities quickly banning the self-balancing standing scooter, meant the Segway never came to close to realizing that dream. Nineteen years later, on July 15, the original Segway… Read more...

Stacey Abrams’ Group Has a Climate Plan for the South

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The South is being hit particularly hard by climate change from more intense heat waves to major hurricanes and floods. Despite this, the region is lagging behind the rest of the nation on climate policy. But a new analysis it has pathways to catch up. Read more...

Here’s NASA’s Ingenious Way of Testing Its Mars Helicopter

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With only one percent the atmospheric density of Earth and a third of the gravity, navigating the skies of Mars will pose a massive challenge. Next year, NASA will need to tackle both problems as it attempts to take a giant leap from scanning the Red Planet’s geographical features using surface-bound rovers to launching a small helicopter , dubbed Ingenuity, to get an unprecedented aerial view of

Save up to $80 on Sony earbuds at Best Buy

36Mashable / 7h
TL;DR: As of June 23, you can save up to $80 on some of Sony's most loved wireless earbuds at Best Buy. It's time to let go of anything that's been holding you back — headphone wires included. If you've had your eye on some wireless earbuds but can't get yourself to spend hundreds of dollars on something you might lose after one run, we have a solultion. With Sony , you'll be getting sound and de

How to be more productive and give your small business a boost

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Ad content by Dell Whether you’re the manager of a small business or owner of a small business, you know the importance of keeping yourself and your employees productive. But productivity doesn’t necessarily mean working more. It also means working smarter, right? Forbes Technology Council stresses the importance of choosing the right technology for your business. This is where the new Dell XPS 1

Join GGV’s Hans Tung and Jeff Richards for a live Q&A: June 30 at 3:30 pm EDT/12:30 pm PDT

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As June comes to a close, TechCrunch will welcome GGV Capital’s Hans Tung and Jeff Richards to Extra Crunch Live . Eagle-eyed readers will recall that we discussed this conversation earlier in the month. Happily, after a minor scheduling shuffle, the venture capital firm will join Extra Crunch Live next week. Next Tuesday, June 30th, at 3:30 p.m. ET, 12:30 p.m. PT and 7:30 p.m. GMT, to be precise

Lyft is using data from its rideshare drivers to develop self-driving cars

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Lyft is using data collected from drivers on its ride-hailing app to accelerate the development of self-driving cars. Lyft’s Level 5 self-driving car program is using the data to build 3D maps, understand human driving patterns and improve simulation tests — all tools needed to push their autonomous vehicle technology forward, according to a blog post on Tuesday . The program is taking data from

PS5 release date, design, specs and news for Sony’s PlayStation 5

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Here's everything we know about the PlayStation 5 so far.

Intel is making odd comparisons to AMD gaming laptops again

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Some leaked Intel marketing slides have revealed a strange comparison between two completely different gaming laptops, resulting in some pretty bold claims.

Google Is Adding Fact-Checking Labels to Image Search

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Misinformation is rampant online, but while it’s pretty easy to debunk a spurious article or rumor, it can be a bit harder to fact-check images. To fix that, Google says it’s adding information to help users fact-check images found via a Google Images search. Read more...

WhatsApp is planning a fun new feature to jazz up your messages

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Select beta users get the first glimpse of animated stickers.

NASA: Next Moon Astronauts Will Hike 10 Miles on Lunar Surface

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Nature Walk NASA just revealed new details about Artemis, its upcoming crewed mission to the Moon. Once they reach the lunar surface , the astronauts are going to be seriously hoofing it: Space.com reports that NASA expects astronauts to hike ten miles in a single excursion. NASA is putting a lot of faith into its upgraded spacesuits, but the risky excursions could be invaluable for the space age

TSA Data: US Passes 600K Daily Air Travelers

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A few months ago demand for air travel began to plummet , as we’ve seen airlines cut capacity unlike ever before. During that time I’ve been keeping an eye on passenger numbers, as it’s interesting to see how demand is evolving. The pace at which travel by air is recovering is surprising to most, as we keep hitting new pandemic records in terms of the number of travelers every week. Yesterday was

Apple Watch Series 5 is back to $299 after WWDC announcements

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During yesterday’s WWDC keynote event, Apple revealed its plans for the upcoming watchOS 7. These improvements could make the Apple Watch more attractive to those who have been on the fence, and the reduced prices of the Series 5 watches could seal the deal. Both Amazon and Walmart have dropped the most recent Apple Watch back down to its lowest price, with the GPS-only models starting at $299 an

Hard to believe you’re at LGA: Flying from the new terminal B

35The Points Guy / 8h
If you’re a New Yorker or visit the city frequently, you already know that LaGuardia airport has long been one of the city’s biggest embarrassments . I vividly remember landing in LGA after a trip to Toronto last year. When I landed on an Air Canada flight, I was greeted with the sound of blaring fire alarms (there was no fire) and a leaking ceiling right outside my gate in Terminal B. It was tru

NASA to establish a system for flying astronauts and researchers on suborbital commercial spacecraft

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NASA is going to chart a path for its astronauts and other personnel to take part in future commercial suborbital spaceflight missions, letting the agency conduct experiments and do research aboard suborbital human spacecraft – including, potentially, vehicles like Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. The agency isn’t naming any individual providers yet, however, since the announcement of this program

How to Edit the Windows Registry from the Command Prompt

46How-To Geek / 8h
Windows and a lot of third-party apps store settings in the registry. If you’re wanting to edit the registry, there are a few ways you can do it. Here’s how to edit the Windows registry from the Command Prompt. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

DHS warns of ransomware activity targeting remote access software

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Ransomware targeting business with unpatched software, weak passwords and authentication, Department of Homeland Security says.

Toxic methanol that causes blindness found in hand sanitizers, FDA warns

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Enlarge / Hand sanitizer being applied to a person's hand. (credit: Getty | Leopoldo Smith ) The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday advised consumers to avoid nine types of hand sanitizers that may contain methanol, a toxic alcohol that can cause blindness if swallowed and systemic effects if absorbed through the skin. All nine hand sanitizers are made by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico. The

Beidou, China's GPS alternative, is now complete

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China’s own global navigation system is now complete. Today, the country launched the last of the satellites that comprise its Beidou Navigation Satellite System, CNBC reports. Beidou has long been seen as an alternative to the US government-owned Global Positioning System (GPS), and it’s part of a larger push to increase China’s tech influence globally. China began planning its own system in the

Samsung S20 Plus deals: score 100GB of data at an extremely low £47 a month

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus deals are expensive, but this exclusive offer from Three is exceptionally priced.

Apple's back-to-school promotion gets you a free pair of AirPods

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TL;DR: You can get credit towards a free pair of AirPods when you buy an eligible device as part of Apple's back-to-school promotion (ending September 29). Going back to school is already a stressful situation, particularly this year. New classes, new professors, new people to interact with — it's sensory overload, at least at the beginning. While that initial anxiety is hard to avoid, you can at

Dell's latest gaming PCs include large G7 laptops and a G5 desktop

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Dell is ready to court gamers who want beefier options than its existing systems but aren’t willing to venture into Alienware territory . It’s introducing a trio of gaming PCs headlined by its new G7 series in 15- and (most notably) 17-inch sizes. It’s relatively sleek with a design as thick as 0.72 inches, optional four-zone RGB keyboard lighting and plenty of chassis lighting. The real allure,

MIT surgical adhesive detaches on demand

SlashGear / 8h
MIT created a surgical adhesive last year that was able to quickly and firmly stick to wet surfaces like biological tissues. The double-sided adhesive tape was shown to be usable to seal rips and tears in lungs and intestines in seconds. MIT scientists have further developed that adhesive so that it can detach from the underlying tissue without causing any … Continue reading

Learn About Black History With This Free Toolkit

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If the past month has taught us anything, it’s that many Americans have a long way to go in learning about black history and systemic racism in this country. It may not be our fault that we were taught a bullshit version of American history in school in which we glorify white historical figures who were racist and… Read more...

Need a last-minute tent? Some Wakeman gear is 50% off at Best Buy

24Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: Wakeman camping gear is on sale at Best Buy. As of June 23, you can find sleeping bags and two-person tents for as low as $29.99 — with savings of up to 50% or more. Camping has become the way to relax while staying away from strangers this summer, but camping was on the rise before everyone's Disney World vacations got canceled. A few studies show that camping has been on the rise since 2

Outside Union Is Sending Face Masks To American Airlines Flight Attendants. Let The Raid Begin.

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The independent Association of Professional Flight Attendants represents cabin crew at American Airlines. They have been dysfunctional for years and to Sara Nelson, the supposed 'most powerful flight attendant in America,' they look like a juicy target for her Association of Flight Attendants which is affiliated with the Communications Workers of America and AFL-CIO. Continue reading ...

Google Pixel 4a released in two online shops

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Today the Google Pixel 4a was listed for sale in a pair of French internet-based shops before Google itself. This could very well be because Google had originally intended on revealing the Google Pixel 4 earlier than now, but was delayed by the global pandemic that took hold in the first months of the year 2020. It’s not clear whether … Continue reading

Best laptop for writers in 2020: the 10 best laptops for authors and journalists

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We've gathered together the best laptops for writers and journalists money can buy

Best Buy 4-day sale: deals on 4K TVs, the iPhone, laptops, headphones and more

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Best Buy's 4-day sale is here with incredible deals on 4K TVs, the iPhone, laptops, headphones, appliances, and more.

Dell announces a ton of gaming hardware, teases XPS Desktop

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Dell announced a bunch of new products centered around PC gaming today, and whether you game on a laptop or on a desktop, there’s some kind of product aimed at you. Dell’s new PC gaming products include a pair of gaming laptops, two new monitors, a desktop, and an Alienware mechanical keyboard. The company also teased the new XPS Desktop, … Continue reading

F1 live stream 2020: how to watch every Formula 1 Grand Prix online this summer

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Start your engines, Formula 1 is back - and from the very first race in Austria, here's to how to live stream F1 and watch every 2020 Grand Prix online.

The best PS4 Pro prices, deals, and bundles in June 2020

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All the latest PS4 Pro bundles and your questions answered.

Scientists: There’s Evidence Pluto Has an Underground Ocean

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According to new research, the frozen dwarf planet Pluto may have started its life as a hot world with a massive underground ocean of liquid water — suggesting, tantalizingly, that it could have harbored life. Until now, Pluto was widely believed to be a giant boulder of ice, shielded from the Sun’s radiation thanks to the sheer distance from its star. But new evidence, scientists say, suggests t

Spice up your quarantine sex life with sex toys and accessories on sale

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Read more... More about Sex Toys , Masturbation , Mashable Shopping , Lovehoney , and Culture

Lamborghini SCV12 hypercar uses track trickery for its 830+ horsepower V12

SlashGear / 8h
Lamborghini is teasing its latest hypercar, and where better for the new Lamborghini SCV12 to make its camo-clad debut than on the track. That, after all, is the coupe’s intended stomping grounds, where the Italian automaker plans to let loose the most powerful naturally-aspirated V12 it has developed so far. In fact, you’re looking at over 830 horsepower, Lamborghini claims. … Continue reading

Segway will stop making its iconic self-balancing scooter

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It’s the end of an unusual era in transportation. Fast Company has learned that the Segway brand will stop producing the Segway PT (Personal Transporter) at its Bedford, New Hampshire plant, where most production has taken place , on July 15th. The move will result in 25 people being laid off, and reflects the long-term struggles of a product that was supposed to revolutionize transportation, but

Honor just unveiled a new cheap phone, but it doesn't have the Google Play Store

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The brand new Honor 9A doesn't have some Google apps, but it has a big battery and a low price.

Dear Sophie: What does the Supreme Court’s DACA decision mean for employers?

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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: Will the US suspend H-1Bs and other work visas? How should I

Acer expands ConceptD series with new laptops, desktop and monitors

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Make the most out of working from home with new Acer ConceptD hardware.

Over the Moon Looks Like a Contender for Best Animated Film

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We’ve all heard the phrase “The Man in the Moon,” but who wanted to go see if he’s up there ? That’s a rough approximation of the upcoming Netflix animated film Over the Moon , the first trailer of which has just landed. Read more...

Are JetBlue’s New Cash + Points Awards Worth It?

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JetBlue’s TrueBlue program has today launched a new Cash + Points feature. With this, members can redeem points to pay for part of the cost of a flight, rather than having to redeem points for the entire cost. Is this a good use of points, though? JetBlue Cash + Points basics With JetBlue Cash + Points, members can redeem almost any combination of points and dollars towards the cost of a flight,

How to Maintain Your Older Video Game Systems

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We’re a few months away from the launch of Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X. As is the case with any new console generation, there’s a lot of excitement around the new machines, but their arrival doesn’t mean your current devices will immediately become obsolete. Plenty of games will continue to drop… Read more...

Facebook tests Forecast, an app for making predictions about world events, like COVID-19

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Forecast , a new project from Facebook’s internal R&D group, NPE Team, is launching today to build a community around predictions. The iOS app will allow users to ask questions and then use in-app points to make predictions about what might happen in the future. Users can also create, discuss and view these crowdsourced predictions. At launch, only invited participants in the U.S. and Canada will

OnePlus to launch a more affordable line of smartphones

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OnePlus announced Tuesday that it's launching a line of affordable smartphones. According to CEO Pete Lau, the company will be bringing its "premium, flagship experience" to a lineup of new smartphones with a "more accessible price." The new phones will first become available in Europe and India, but Lau says that more affordable OnePlus smartphones will also become available in North America "in

The best cheap PlayStation VR bundles, prices and deals in June 2020

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Looking for the best PlayStation VR bundles including the headset, Move motion controllers and PS4 camera? You've come to the right place.

Apple is removing Force Touch from watchOS 7

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When Apple releases watchOS 7 later this year, users can look forward to new features like sleep tracking. However, they'll also have to make do without one of the wearable's signature gestures. Not mentioned in yesterday's keynote is that the company is moving away from Force Touch. If you're not familiar with the feature, it's a hardware-enabled gesture that allows watchOS users to access hidde

The best cheap PS4 bundles, deals and prices in June 2020

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Looking for the cheapest PS4 bundle deals or a fantastic PS4 Pro price? Let us track down and compare the best offers online.

6 best business VPN solutions 2020

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These are the best business VPN solutions on the market

How to Save a Web Page as a PDF in Microsoft Edge

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If you’re using Microsoft Edge and you’d like to save a copy of a web page for future reference, it’s easy to “print” the page to a PDF file on both Windows 10 and Mac platforms. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

tvOS 14: here's every new feature coming in the next Apple TV update

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Apple has announced tvOS 14. Here's what you need to know about the next Apple TV software update.

What was Apple AirPower, and is it cancelled for good?

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Apple announced a wireless charger back in 2017 alongside the iPhone 8, but it's very unlikely you'll ever see it.

Rad Power launches a lightweight e-bike for $999

100+Engadget / 9h
The way we get from A to B is changing. With the climate crisis looming and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic making public transit less appealing, traditional methods of transport are becoming increasingly unsustainable. Enter e-bikes, designed to make getting around quick, cheap and easy. As demand has slowly but surely increased, we’ve seen all kinds of innovations in e-bikes in recent times —

Twitter says some business users had their private data exposed

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Flip the “days since the last Twitter security incident” back to zero. Twitter said Tuesday that it has emailed its business customers, such as those who advertise on the site, to warn that their information may have been compromised in a security lapse. The social network giant said that business users’ billing information was inadvertently stored in the browser’s cache, and it was “possible” th

What is managed WordPress hosting?

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A look at a different way of handling hosting for the world’s most popular CMS.

Acer wants to rule PC gaming with its new gaming laptops, desktops and monitors

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Acer has taken to the stage to show off its latest updates to its gaming laptops and desktops.

Acer's Swift 5 Will Be One of the First Laptops With Intel's Fancy New Integrated XE Graphics

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Last week, Intel’s chief performance strategist posted a clip of a laptop with Intel’s new integrated XE graphics running Battlefield 5 surprisingly smoothly, and today, Acer followed that up by announcing one of the first laptops to feature Intel’s new integrated graphics in an actual device. Read more...

Managed WordPress hosting vs VPS - What's the difference?

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Virtual private servers are fundamentally different from WordPress hosting and here’s how.

Forget Prime Day: the best deals from Amazon's Summer Sale 2020

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Forget Prime Day, Amazon's Summer sale 2020 is officially here, and we've rounded up the best deals that are happening today.

Tina Fey, NBC ask to have '30 Rock' episodes featuring Blackface pulled from streaming services

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Tina Fey, fellow 30 Rock creator Robert Carlock, and NBC Universal have asked that four episodes of the show featuring white characters in Blackface be pulled from streaming and syndication. News of the request comes in the form of a note reportedly penned by Fey and obtained by Variety . The brief, one-paragraph statement is blunt in its acknowledgment of the fact that Blackface isn't something

One of the Weirdest Gaming Laptops Just Got a Total Upgrade

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Acer is giving its line of gaming notebooks the 10th-gen Intel processor treatment, along with updating their graphics cards adding displays with improved screen refresh rate. This follows Acer’s previous updates to its Predator Triton 500 and Nitro 5, which recently become available for purchase. The biggest upgrades… Read more...

J.K. Simmons Says He's Already Shot His Next J. Jonah Jameson Cameo

100+Gizmodo / 9h
The new Spongebob movie is squeezing out of movie theaters and heading digital. Boots Riley’s next surreal adventure is a TV show about a giant man. V/H/S is getting a reboot. Plus, when to expect Lucifer ’s return, and David F. Sandberg takes on demonic horrors in a new Lionsgate project. Spoilers, away! Read more...

Acer Chromebook Spin 713 pairs Chrome OS with Project Athena

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Acer has revealed its latest Chromebooks, with the Chromebook Spin 713 tapping Intel’s Project Athena for maximum performance from Google’s OS. Promising a premium twist on Chrome OS, the notebook pairs a tough reinforced aluminum chassis with a 360-degree hinge and 10th Gen Intel Core processors. Acer Chromebook Spin 713 With those CPUs, there’s up to 16GB of DDR memory … Continue reading

2020 Acer gaming accessories include monitors, mice, and an epic gaming chair

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SlashGear / 9h
In addition to announcing a new lineup of gaming notebooks and desktops today, Acer also revealed a line of gaming accessories. Acer’s announcements include a grand total of five monitors, a new Cestus gaming mouse, and even a gaming chair. If you’re surprised to see Acer announce a gaming chair, it’s safe to say you definitely aren’t alone. Predator X25 … Continue reading

2020 Acer gaming desktops go from mid-range to ridiculous

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SlashGear / 9h
Acer announced a bunch of new machines today, and among them were gaming desktop refreshes aplenty. Specifically, Acer announced new Predator Orion 3000 and Orion 9000 gaming desktops, along with a new desktop in the Nitro 50 line. Counted together, it seems these new desktops cover a fairly wide range of specifications. Acer Predator Orion 3000 Those looking for a … Continue reading

Acer Enduro rugged notebooks and tablets report for work duty

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Acer has added a new range of rugged notebooks and tablets to its line-up, with Enduro promising tougher construction for those who can’t coddle their computer. Four-strong at launch, the range included two toughened laptops and a pair of tablets, with features long-forgotten from most consumer hardware like easily swappable batteries. Acer Enduro N7 rugged notebook Protecting its 14-inch display

Acer Predator Helios 700 gives 2020 gaming laptops a beastly flagship

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Acer has revamped its gaming notebooks, with a quartet of laptops packing Intel 10th Gen Core processors and up to 240 Hz displays. The new Predator Helios 700, Helios 300, Triton 300, and Nitro 7 run the gamut from starting at $2,400 down to under $1,000, with NVIDIA graphics running across the line. Acer Predator Helios 700 Top of the … Continue reading

Acer updates its gaming laptops with new Intel chips

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Intel’s 10th-generation chips are flowing, which means that every PC maker needs to update their machines accordingly. Acer’s deep bench of Predator laptops are getting refreshed with new, but not dramatically different, silicon from today. That includes the Predator Helios 700, Helios 300 and Triton 300, which also get improved NVIDIA graphics options too. First up, the flagship Helios 700, Acer

Acer's new ConceptD PCs are for creatives on a budget

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Acer is expanding its ConceptD creative PCs once again, and this time it’s focusing on artists and other producers who don’t have lavish budgets. The centerpieces are the ConceptD 3 Ezel and its more conventional Notebook counterpart. Both come with 14- or 15.6-inch displays, 10th-generation Intel Core H-series processors and dedicated graphics, but they pack lower 1080p screen resolutions than h

Acer’s new high-end Chromebook is the Spin 713

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Acer’s Spin 13 Chromebook is not long for this world, but the new Chromebook Spin 713 is ready to replace it. And the company’s newest premium Chromebook gets a better look, feel, and has been designed for some serious work. The Spin 713, like all Spin models, packs a 360-degree hinge, enabling it to work in laptop, tablet, tent or display mode. Acer hasn’t forgotten the need for durability, howe

Let Tony Hawk Teach Your Kid How to Skate for Just $15 a Month

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Tony Hawk Teaches Skateboarding | $15 Monthly | Masterclass Read more...

Facebook bans 'loot-to-order' antiquities trade

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The move follows a BBC investigation into items looted in Syria and Iraq being sold on Facebook.

Acer ConceptD 2020 PCs include potent convertible for graphics pros

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Acer has doubled-down on its ConceptD Series, its range of Windows PCs – along with peripherals – aiming to coax creatives away from their Mac obsession. The latest line-up includes a pair of notebooks, one convertible and the other a traditional clamshell, that straddle the line between portability and performance. Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel Flagship of the 2020 ConceptD line-up, … Continue reading

Acer Swift 5 refresh touts improved thermals, antimicrobial display

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Among the slew of notebooks, tablets, and gaming machines Acer revealed today, the company also announced a Swift 5 refresh. Those who are familiar with the Swift line already know that the 2020 Swift 5 is going to be an ultrabook in pretty much every sense, with Acer specifically touting the notebook’s “ultrathin-and-light” design. Specifically, Acer says that the Swift … Continue reading

Learn to Read Faster with These Speed Reading Tools

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If you’re like most people, you have an ever-growing list of books to read, and you worry you’ll never get through it. With a speed reading app, however, you can make it through your list and more in no time. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Twitter apologises for business data breach

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The social media firm says personal information of business advertisers' clients may be affected.

Hyatt Introduces New 20% Off Rate With Breakfast

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Hotels are doing what they can to fill rooms as travel slowly starts to recover. In addition to Hyatt’s excellent promotion for stays this summer , the company is also rolling out lower rates that include free breakfast. Hyatt’s 20% off plus breakfast rates Hyatt is offering free breakfast and discounts for stays at participating properties over the coming months. To take advantage of this: Book

What is QLED? Samsung's quantum dot panels explained

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What is QLED? We run through everything that makes Samsung's premium QLED TVs so bright and beautiful.

Is It Safe to Stay in an Airbnb Right Now?

82Lifehacker / 10h
Staying home is always a good way to stay safe during a pandemic, but what about somebody else’s home? Renting an Airbnb is relatively low-risk, if you follow a few precautions. Read more...

Marvel's Avengers for PS4 and Xbox One include next-gen upgrades

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100+Engadget / 10h
Crystal Dynamics’ Marvel’s Avengers was supposed to be out by May 15th, but the developer had to delay its release by four months to fine-tune and polish the game. That means the title, which will be released for the PS4 and the Xbox One in September, will be available a bit too close to Sony’s and Microsoft’s next-gen console launch this coming holiday season. The good news is that Crystal Dynam

The best cheap Xbox One X prices, bundles and deals in June 2020 - where to buy the 4K Xbox

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We're rounding up all the latest Xbox One X offer info right here.

The cheapest Nintendo Switch bundles, deals and prices in June 2020

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Find out where you can buy the Nintendo Switch and find the best deals and bundles.

Luckin Coffee discloses Nasdaq wants to delist the company

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It’s the company that just can’t catch a break! In a new SEC filing this morning Luckin Coffee, the embattled China-based and American-listed coffee chain that has become embroiled in scandal, announced that the Nasdaq really wants it gone. According to the firm, the Nasdaq exchange where Luckin is listed sent “an additional written notice […] indicating that the Company’s failure to file its For

2021 Jaguar I-PACE gains faster charging and an improved infotainment system

2021 Jaguar Pace Faster
SlashGear / 10h
Jaguar has announced that it’s all-electric performance SUV known as the I-PACE has received some updates. One of the most critical of the updates is significantly faster-charging capability thanks to a three-phase AC home charging system. The Jaguar I-PACE now comes with an 11kW onboard charger as standard, allowing customers with three-phase electricity supplies to enjoy significantly faster ch

Best portable projectors 2020: the top mini projectors for work and play

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Projectors don't always need to be big and bulky to provide excellent image quality - here's our pick of the best portable projectors around today.

Ampere announces latest chip with a 128-core processor

200+TechCrunch / 10h
In the chip game, more is usually better, and to that end, Ampere announced the next chip on its product roadmap today, the Altra Max, a 128-core processor the company says is designed specifically to handle cloud-native, containerized workloads. What’s more, the company has designed the chip so that it will fit in the same slot as their 80-core product announced last year (and in production now)

iOS 14 release date, beta, features and supported iPhones

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iOS 14 was just confirmed at WWDC 2020 – these are all the features confirmed by Apple. Here's the full list of changes.

OnePlus affordable phone confirmed as CEO teases new strategy

OnePlus India Lau Europe
SlashGear / 10h
OnePlus is launching a new range of smartphones, promising handsets that are more affordable and that will sit underneath their ongoing flagship phones. Long-rumored – and requested – from fans, the new OnePlus phones will be the handiwork of a new team, led by former product hardware development lead Paul Yu. Right now, specifics are in short supply. We don’t … Continue reading

Social media companies are better managing hate speech, EU says

66Engadget / 10h
Tech companies are getting better at managing hate speech, according to the European Commission (EC). The findings come as part of the EC’s fifth evaluation of the 2016 Code of Conduct on countering hate speech online. The code — which isn’t legally binding — was signed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft four years ago, with each committing to ensuring their platforms "do not offer oppor

U.S. Airlines Break 600,000 Passengers, Best In Three Months

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Air travel hit bottom April 14, with just 87,534 people clearing TSA security checkpoints in the United States. TSA data shows that Monday, June 22 exceeded 600,000 people – for the first time since March 19. Continue reading ...

Keeping young users safe online has emerged as an increasingly urgent issue

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ITU responds to new challenges and significant shifts in digital landscape by developing new set of guidelines for children

PS5 games list: every PlayStation 5 exclusive and cross-gen game announced so far

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We've compiled a list of all the PS5 games confirmed for Sony's next-generation console – and those we hope to see.

The Future of Commerce Belongs to the Frictionless

100+Wired / 10h
The businesses that will survive after the pandemic are the ones who give us back our time.

How to Launch Actions in iOS 14 With a Tap on the Back

54Lifehacker / 10h
There are no sensors on the back of your iPhone for your finger to fiddle with—unlike, say, a Google Pixel, which does have a fingerprint sensor on the back—but a new feature debuting in iOS 14 allows you to tap the back of your iPhone to launch different iOS actions all the same. This “digital burping” gesture seems… Read more...

JetBlue introduces Cash + Points redemptions — but is it a good deal?

27The Points Guy / 10h
Editor’s note : This post has been updated with examples of redemption values with this new option. Today, JetBlue is introducing a new way to redeem TrueBlue points: Cash + Points redemptions. This new redemption structure allows members of its TrueBlue loyalty program to pay for flights with a mixture of TrueBlue points and cash, starting at 500 points. All JetBlue flights in the Blue or higher

This waist-mounted robot arm will shake hands and open doors for you

72Mashable / 10h
MIT researchers at Professor Harry Asada ’s lab have created a robotic arm controlled solely by finger movements. The movements are processed by a sensorized glove and can help with multitasking. The arm allows you to have a third option when both of your hands are busy. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Mit , Robot Arm , Finger , and Movements

How to Make a Tally Graph in Microsoft Excel

36How-To Geek / 10h
A tally graph is a table of tally marks to present the frequency in which something occurred. Microsoft Excel has a large number of built-in chart types available, but it does not have a tally graph option. Fortunately, this can be created using Excel formulas. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Amidst Robinhood’s planned service changes, a tension between growth and safety

200+TechCrunch / 10h
Robinhood’s growth as an ultra low-cost way to invest has shaken up fintech. Fueled by hundreds of millions of external cash, the no-fee trading platform has forced domestic competitors to slash their fees , spawned international competition , and, in the eyes of some, helped propel the recent equities boom . The company’s success in driving growth has led to surging revenues. As The Block recent

Best mining motherboards 2020: the best motherboards for mining Bitcoin, Ethereum and more

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Looking for the best mining motherboard for Bitcoin or Ethereum? We list our top picks.

Former Mixer Employee Calls Out Racism In Management

500+Gizmodo / 10h
Over the weekend, former Mixer employee Milan Lee shared a blog describing his experiences with racism while working at Microsoft’s streaming platform, which was shut down today as part of a deal between Microsoft and Facebook. Lee’s post included allegations that he was singled out for being one of the few Black… Read more...

Exoplanet HIP 67522 b may be the youngest hot Jupiter ever found

SlashGear / 11h
Over the last two and a half decades, more than 4000 exoplanets have been discovered by scientists. One of the classes of planets that are still quite a mystery to scientists are known as “hot Jupiters.” This particular type of exoplanet is similar in size to Jupiter but orbit extremely close to their parent stars. Some planets of this type … Continue reading

9 top VCs discuss the future of New York startups

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New York City was an initial U.S. hotspot for the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s also one of the most expensive cities in the world — so you might think startups would be anxious to leave. However, when we surveyed a number of New York-based venture capitalists, they seemed bullish about the city’s future as a startup and technology hub. As AF Ventures’ David Levinson put it, “New York simply has to

The cheapest Xbox One bundles, deals and sale prices in June 2020

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We've listed the UK's hottest cheap Xbox One deals, including the best value bundles with games.

Do Apple's new Mac chips mean ARM has won?

100+Engadget / 11h
At WWDC, Apple announced a radical change to its computers. The company is dropping Intel as its CPU provider, and will be transitioning its laptops and desktops to custom Apple-designed chips over the next two years. These new processors will be based on Apple’s current smartphone and iPad chips, and they’re launching a development platform that is essentially a mac mini with an iPad Pro’s A12Z

Someone, Please, Explain: WTF Are App Clips Exactly?

iOS 14 App Clips I. Apps
98Gizmodo / 11h
The lack of applause breaks during this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote meant updates to Apple’s new operating systems whizzed past us at a carpal tunnel-inducing speed. It also meant that Apple zipped through the huge changes coming to iOS 14. Specifically, we were left wondering : Wait, what the fuck… Read more...

We’ve Tried Sticks To Get Passengers To Wear Face Masks, Why Not Carrots?

View from the Wing / 11h
Maybe airlines could reward passengers with frequent flyers for mask wearing, if they're refusing to serve alcohol to limit payment transactions they could comp alcoholic beverages to people who wear masks (though the masks have to be taken off to drink them). Maybe it's time for a carrot as well as the toothless stick? Continue reading ...

6 ways to cope with motion sickness during your next trip

The Points Guy / 11h
I’ve always loved flying, roller coasters and even reading in the car. But at the beginning of June, I developed terrible symptoms of motion sickness while trying to relax) on a recreational boat. This was new for me, but I’m hardly alone. One in three people are considered highly susceptible to motion sickness, according to the National Institute of Health , which can be especially uncomfortable

Images of the Volkswagen ID.4 have been leaked

Popular Mechanics / 11h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

LifeMiles Offering Best-Ever 155% Bonus (Special OMAAT Promo)

500+One Mile at a Time / 11h
LifeMiles is known for the excellent promotions they offer on purchased miles. They’ve had fewer promotions on purchased miles lately in light of circumstances. However, LifeMiles has just published their latest promotion, and it offers the lowest cost on purchased miles that we’ve ever seen from them. Full disclosure — I’m not getting a kickback here, but rather I’m just happy to be able to shar

TCL 10 Smartphones Bring Quality Hardware That Was Already Cheap Before Today's 15% Discounts

TCL 10L REVVL T-Mobile
Gizmodo / 11h
TCL 10 Pro | $382 | Amazon TCL 10L | $212 | Amazon Read more...

Fines to be part of regulating social media, says Ofcom

200+BBC News - Technology / 11h
The regulator's chief speaks to MPs about how Ofcom might regulate Facebook, Twitter and Google.

Best cheap laptop deals in June 2020: prices start at just $139

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The best deals on cheap laptops in the US.

Jaguar's 2021 I-Pace features faster charging and an improved infotainment system

100+Engadget / 11h
The Jaguar I-Pace has been updated for the 2021 model year. There are no major changes to its core hardware, so its performance specs remain the same: there’s a respectable 292 miles of range from its 90kWh battery and 395bhp to get from 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds. But it’s been given faster charging and a revamped infotainment system, so this refresh is all about the I-Pace experience . The company’

Best 55-inch 4K TVs 2020: the best flagship screens for any budget

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From 4K UHD and advanced displays to Smart TV capability, the best 55-inch TVs have it all.

Salesforce introduces several new developer tools, including serverless functions

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Salesforce has a bunch of announcements coming out of the virtual TrailheaDX conference taking place later this week, starting today with some new developer tools. The goal of these tools is to give developers a more modern way of creating applications on top of the Salesforce platform. Perhaps the most interesting of the three being announced today is Salesforce Functions, which enable developer

Carl Milles (23 June 1875 – 19 September 1955) Swedish...

Music, Arts & Literature / 11h
Carl Milles (23 June 1875 – 19 September 1955) Swedish sculptor. In 1931, American publisher George Gough Booth brought Milles to Cranbrook Educational Community, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, to serve as his sculptor in residence Part of Booth’s arrangement with his principal artists was that they were expected to create major commissions outside the Cranbrook environment. In America he is best

Stephen Colbert gives James Corden 'Carpool Karaoke' social distancing tips

67Mashable / 11h
Stephen Colbert and James Corden are normally separated by a commercial break, with the latter's show following on from former's each night. But on Monday, they popped up together. In the interview above, Colbert chats to Corden about the challenges of making a late night comedy show during a pandemic, before giving his CBS colleague some ideas for a socially-distanced version of Carpool Karaoke

Rasa raises $26M led by A16Z for its open source conversational AI platform

Cedar Andreessen Horowitz
200+TechCrunch / 11h
As chatbots and other AI-based services like interactive voice apps continue to become more ubiquitous, a startup that’s built software to help create and — critically — improve how they work over time is announcing a significant funding round to continue expanding its business. Rasa , which has developed an open source-based platform for developers to build chatbots, voice apps and other service

ARM officially powers the world's fastest supercomputer

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Fujitsu's latest supercomputer is 2.8 times as fast as IBM Summit.

This new Dell XPS 13 build is ditching Windows 10 for Ubuntu

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A new Dell XPS 13 has landed, but with one major difference.

OnePlus just confirmed the 'OnePlus Z' is real, but its actual name is still a mystery

OnePlus Europe India
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OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed the new affordable OnePlus phone is coming.

The best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players you can buy right now

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There may not be many to choose from these days, but 4K Blu-ray players from the likes of Sony, Panasonic, and Pioneer are still available to buy.

Only Monsters Use a Mouse without a Mouse Pad

52How-To Geek / 11h
Do you really need a mouse pad? In a word, yes. There are a lot of people, even experienced computer users, who use a mouse without one. But if you care about your mouse (and whatever’s underneath it), you should put a pad between them. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but it should be designed for that purpose. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Host Your Own VPN with Algo and Cloud Hosting

62How-To Geek / 11h
Companies all over the world sell VPN services to secure your online activity, but can you really trust a VPN provider? If you want, you can create your own virtual private network with the open-source Algo software, and the cloud-hosting provider of your choice. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Pitching a compliance-focused toolkit for digital medtech and drug trials, BrightInsight raises $40 million

100+TechCrunch / 11h
BrightInsight, which makes a toolkit and dashboard for digital medical devices and therapeutics focused on compliance with international regulations around healthcare, has raised $40 million in its latest round of financing, the company said. The latest round comes only two years after the company’s launch and a year since it raised $25 million from New Leaf Venture Partners and Eclipse Ventures

Nintendo Switch Pro: what we want to see from a new Nintendo Switch

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We're expecting a new Nintendo Switch at some point - but will it be a Nintendo Switch Pro?

The best cheap TV sales and 4K TV deals in the UK in June 2020

1KTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
We've searched through the latest TV sales to compare prices and bring you the finest selection of cheap 4K TV deals.

Best VR headset 2020: the virtual reality headsets you need to try

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Dive face-first into the digital world with our list of the best VR headsets, from Oculus Quest to Valve Index and beyond.

Disney+ will launch in eight more European countries on September 15th

67Engadget / 11h
If you’re in a European country that’s not yet received Disney+ , there may be light at the end of the tunnel for you. Today, the company has announced it’ll roll out to eight more European countries on September 15th — Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Belgium and Luxembourg. The streaming service will cost €6.99 a month or €69.99 a year in Portugal, Belgium, Finland, Iceland

Ex-Googler becomes China’s second-richest person

500+BBC News - Technology / 12h
Colin Huang prospered after leaving US company, thanks to his e-commerce business, Pinduoduo.

26 Emirates Passengers Arriving In Hong Kong Test Positive For Coronavirus

1KOne Mile at a Time / 12h
An Emirates flight on Saturday may have just set a record for the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases on a single flight, and also contributed to Hong Kong’s highest daily spike in new cases in over two months. 26 Emirates passengers test positive for COVID-19 Emirates has resumed passenger flights in recent weeks, including to Hong Kong. On Saturday, June 20, 2020, an Emirates Boeing 7

Apple will let developers challenge App Store guidelines

Apple App Store Basecamp
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Apple will offer appeals process and allow developers to challenge App Store guidelines

Apple Find My network to help Tile and others track lost items

SlashGear / 12h
Apple has been rumored to be working on its own Bluetooth-powered item tracker but AirTag was still a no-show at WWDC. Apple did announce something related that could also be setting the stage for that product’s launch later this year. Ironically, it also allows Bluetooth trackers like Tile to be on equal footing by opening its Find My network to … Continue reading

James Corden's interview with a magician takes a deeply awkward turn

100+Mashable / 12h
James Corden's team have truly mastered the art of the awkward sketch. In the clip above, James "interviews" a magician called Andrew (who is actually a Corden staffer who's appeared in many similar sketches before), only to discover he met the guy a long time ago — and he's held a longtime grudge against James. You can pretty much guess how this one's going to end, but the deadpan acting is what

LifeMiles Offers 150% Bonus On Purchased Miles. Is This Safe?

View from the Wing / 12h
LifeMiles is selling miles in their Star Alliance program for about 1.3 cents apiece. That's a great deal, but associated airline Avianca is in bankruptcy. Is it safe to take advantage of the offer? Continue reading ...

The best soundbars for TV shows, movies and music in 2020

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From budget-friendly bars to Dolby Atmos wonders, these are the best soundbars of 2020.

Are electric scooters legal in the UK? Everything you need to know

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Electric scooter trials have been brought forward, but what is the current law, and where can you ride?

In-space additive manufacturing startup Made In Space acquired by Redwire

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One of the new space companies that has done the most for popularizing the idea of in-space manufacturing, including use of additive technologies like 3D printing on the International Space Station, has been acquired by Redwire, a newly formed entity created by a private equity firm to roll up a number of space technology, supply and development companies. The terms of the deal were not disclosed

Three's unlimited data SIM only deal continues to beat the market at £18/pm

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SIM only deals will struggle to beat this offer from Three giving unlimited data at a bargain price point.

How to buy the best laptop for your needs

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Are you a student, a gamer, or someone who wants a laptop just for the basics? Whatever your needs, we’ve got you covered.

EE's 100GB of data for £20 SIM only deal is a truly exceptional offer

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The best value SIM you can get from the UK's fastest 4G network - EE's big data SIM only deal is offering 100GB of data and loads of free subscriptions too.

The Morning After: WWDC 2020 keynote roundup

100+Engadget / 12h
The first day of Apple’s developer event is over — get your roundup of everything unveiled right here — and, eventually, its use of Intel CPUs will be, too. While Apple’s switch to using its own processors for macOS PCs is going to take a couple of years, some currently relevant news came out just after its keynote ended. Apple Mere hours after resolving a dustup over the Hey email app, Apple is

After its billion-euro implosion, Wirecard’s former CEO is arrested for fraud

Wirecard Markus Braun
200+TechCrunch / 12h
German police have arrested Markus Braun, the former chief executive of the Munich-based fintech company Wirecard, for fraud, prosecutors in Munich said on Tuesday. Braun turned himself into German authorities on the same day Wirecard admitted that $2.1 billion the company had reported on its balance sheet did not exist. He has since been released on €5 million bail. That revelation came three da

A decade of innovation: how laptops have changed in 10 years

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Notebooks have changed a surprising amount in the past decade, from the small details to the big picture.

These iPhone SE deals are the perfect replacement for the forgotten iPhone 8

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Say bye to the iPhone 8...say hello to the perfect alternative in the shape of these iPhone SE deals.

Carphone Warehouse is offering £50 vouchers on top-end Samsung phone deals

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
And this offer's exclusive to TechRadar readers only = an impressive freebie alongside some great Samsung phone deals.

How buying an Intel®-powered laptop can transform your digital life

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Buying a new laptop doesn’t have to be complicated – we’ll show you why looking for the Intel® badge will ensure you get the right device for your needs.

AI researchers say scientific publishers help perpetuate racist algorithms

300+MIT Technology Review / 12h
The news: An open letter from a growing coalition of AI researchers is calling out scientific publisher Springer Nature for a conference paper it reportedly planned to include in its forthcoming book Transactions on Computational Science & Computational Intelligence . The paper, titled “A Deep Neural Network Model to Predict Criminality Using Image Processing,” presents a face recognition system

Xiaomi patents yet another interesting full-screen design

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Xiaomi has patented many full-screen designs in the past year and this is yet another one. None of them has materialized though.

How Michael Keaton's Batman could fix the DC Extended Universe

96TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Could Keaton be back to dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?

Fujifilm X Webcam software adds two cameras, macOS coming soon

SlashGear / 12h
It’s definitely the new trend for camera makers to ride on the wave of people getting hooked on video conferencing or even video streaming at home. Whether it’s for meetings, seminars, or making instructional videos, companies like Fujifilm are offering their dedicated and better cameras as the video capture tool you’ll want. Unfortunately, they actually don’t cover all their existing … Continue

The World Still Sucks, but at Least Bear Cam Is Back

300+Gizmodo / 12h
At Earther, we stan the bears. Bears are good , especially when they are fat . They are the hero we all need. That’s why I’m excited to announce that Alaska’s Katmai National Park has set up its live bear cams for the summer. You know what that means: bears, bears, and more bears. Read more...

Poker and the Psychology of Uncertainty

100+Wired / 12h
The game has plenty to teach about making decisions with the cards we’ve been dealt—on and off the table.

Airbnb Quietly Fired Hundreds of Contract Workers. I'm One of Them

200+Wired / 12h
While the company touted generous severance packages for its terminated employees, it offered unequal help to its shadow workforce.

The big science moments of 2020 (so far)

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Read more... More about Space , Global Warming , Climate Change , Coronavirus , and Best Of 2020

Visa issues a billion tokens in the fight against online fraudsters

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The innovative token system is designed to make digital transactions more secure.

iPadOS 14 release date, features and compatibility details

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Here's everything you need to know about Apple's new operating system for iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad Pro.