Wednesday, June 10, 2020

TPS Consulting Wednesday Afternoon Post


Multiple US agencies have purchased this mysterious mobile eavesdropping device

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Multiple US federal agencies have obtained a mysterious new eavesdropping device thought to be designed to monitor 4G-enabled mobile phones. Very little is known about the ‘Crossbow’ device, other than it iterates on the Stingray ISMI-catchers manufactured by Harris, used to trace location data and listen in on phone calls. While devices of this kind are used by law enforcement and intelligence a

What to Do If You Spilled Water or Coffee on Your Laptop

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Laptops and liquids are a bad combination, but accidents happen. If you’re reading this after a spill, the first thing you should do is turn off your machine, and then remove the power cable and battery as soon as possible. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Tesla is ready to mass-produce the Semi, Elon Musk says

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For years, Elon Musk has been touting the Tesla Semi , an electric big-rig meant for hauling cargo. Now, in an email to staff, Musk said it’s time to prepare the Tesla Semi for “volume production.” “It’s time to go all out and bring the Tesla Semi to volume production. It’s been in limited production so far, which has allowed us to improve many aspects of the design,” Musk said in the memo seen b

Someone paid $2.6 million in fees to move $134 worth of crypto and oops

Mashable / 7min
There are typos, and then there are typos . Someone appears to have made a mistake this morning when transferring the cryptocurrency ether (ETH), the younger sibling to bitcoin, from one digital wallet to another. After all, when moving around $134 dollars worth of digital currency, it hardly seems like anyone would intentionally pay a $2.6 million fee — and yet that's exactly what happened. That

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Warzone season 4 update gets new release date

SlashGear / 9min
Last week, Activision and Infinity Ward decided to delay the roll out of season 4 for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone and season 7 for Call of Duty: Mobile in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests that were happening across the US. At the time, neither company said when these updates would be launching, … Continue reading

Give Your Passwords a Safe Home With 50% off Two Years of Nordpass

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50% Off Two Years of NordPass | $60 | NordPass | Use Code KINJAPASS Read more...

Pay now, book later: Get a 50% bonus when you buy an Etihad travel voucher

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Airlines have taken a particularly hard hit during the coronavirus pandemic and are doing whatever they can to help pad their cash flow . Nearly all airlines have introduced flexible change and cancellation policies for new bookings, including some that seem too good to be true . But the promotion Etihad is currently offering is perhaps the best one yet. Through June 24, 2020 Etihad is selling tr

Scientists go on strike to address racism in academia and STEM

Engadget / 17min
Top STEM scientists, publications and organizations are on strike today. They’re pausing to give Black academics a break and to encourage others to reflect on racism in academia, as well as in local and global communities. The strike is meant to be a call-to-action, and according to New Scientist , at least 5,000 academics from universities around the world have joined. Among those striking, Natu

The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid gets highly disappointing gas mileage

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This is the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ] A hybrid SUV should be the best of both worlds—a big, spacious vehicle with good fuel efficiency. That was certainly the hope for the latest version of Honda's CR-V. One of the country's best-selling crossovers, this year the CR-V got the addition of a hybrid powertrain for the first time. It's Honda's third hybrid for the US market,

How to Investigate Your Local Police Department

Lifehacker / 20min
Protests against racism and police violence are occurring in pretty much every city across America, but you don’t have to be in a big city for the issue to affect you. Wherever you are, you have a local police department, and as a resident you can start pushing for the change you want to see. One of the first steps is… Read more...

Collapsed Star Proves Another of Einstein’s Theories

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Free Falling Yet again, scientists have validated a major component of Einstein’s theory of general relativity . Specifically, a trio of two white dwarf stars and a collapsed neutron star demonstrated the concept of freefall, according to research published this month in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics . That’s the idea, famously illustrated by Galileo’s Leaning Tower of Pisa thought exper

AT&T takes on Mint Mobile with new multi-month prepaid plans

SlashGear / 21min
AT&T has rolled out a couple of new prepaid wireless options akin to the multi-month plans long offered by companies like Mint Mobile. Under these new deals, AT&T Prepaid customers have the option of pre-paying for multiple months at a time, ultimately scoring a discount on a per-month basis compared to paying monthly. The wireless company currently has two multi-month … Continue reading

New Plan: Maldives To Welcome Visitors In July 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 appears to be going from one extreme to the other, as the country plans to welcome tourists as of July. The Maldives’ initial plan for welcoming visitors A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how the Maldives was considering some of the most extreme entry requiremen

Twitter tests a feature that calls you out for RTing without reading the article

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A new Twitter test feature aiming to “promote informed discussion” will nudge users to read before they retweet. The company describes the test as a step to help people be more aware of what they’re sharing in a broader effort to inspire “healthier conversations” on the platform. Sharing an article can spark conversation, so you may want to read it before you Tweet it. To help promote informed di

How to Change Your Name on Your Passport

Lifehacker / 33min
Congrats! You carried out your nuptials during a quiet quarantine Zoom ceremony and now you’re stepping into a new role as Mr. or Mrs. [insert new last name here]. Or maybe that Bali retreat you took before the pandemic led to spiritual enlightenment and your new name is “Radiant Sunflower.” In either case, you’ll be… Read more...

Grace Your Ears With a Sleek and Affordable Pair of Headphones From Status Audio

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Status BT One Wireless Headphones | $60 | Status Audio | Use Code KINJA20 Read more...

This inflatable face shield is designed for safe social interaction — Future Blink

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Named Soffio, or “blow” in Italian, the shield is designed to be an inexpensive, safe solution for social interaction. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Future Blink , Coronavirus , and Face Shields

How Do Police Departments' 'Acoustic Weapons' Work?

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In recent weeks, acoustic weapons like flash bang grenades and sound cannons have come to new prominence in the public consciousness thanks to their inclusion in the arsenal of weapons used by police against protesters. Flashbang grenades , also called stun grenades, are explosive devices that emit an extremely loud… Read more...

A brand-new Amex Centurion Lounge is coming to LaGuardia Airport

The Points Guy / 49min
Fans of the Amex Centurion Lounge network will soon have an all-new space to enjoy. As part of the LaGuardia redevelopment project, the airport’s newest building — the Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall — opens this Saturday, June 13. The old terminal, home to the original Centurion Lounge at LGA , will not be operational come Saturday. Though all Amex lounges are currently closed due to the

LG's latest Cinebeam projector is ultra-affordable – but there's a catch

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LG is expanding its Cinebeam line of home cinema projectors with the new LG PH30N that will launch on June 10 for just $399 (around £300, AU$600). The LG PH30N joins the rest of the Cinebeam lineup that includes the excellent LG HU70 , HU80 and HU85 – but differs from them all in one key area: resolution. While all of the other Cinebeam projectors offer 4K at a resolution of 3840 x 2160, the PH30

How to blur people's faces in protest photos to protect their identities

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Here are some easy ways to blur or pixelate the faces of those protesting before sharing them online. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Surveillance , Protests , Identity , and Face Recognition

New York City to Sex-Havers: 😉

26Gizmodo / 56min
The moment we’re living in is so strange that even the phrase “unprecedented times” is seeing unprecedented usage . Fear is a natural response to such uncertainty, but it’s worth remembering that this time also makes great change possible. For instance: The New York City Department of Health seems to have quietly… Read more...

3M sues price-gougers who used Amazon to sell masks at 1,800% markup

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Enlarge / The (replica) disembodied marble head of David probably didn't need a 3M mask, but he nonetheless looked fashionable sporting it in the window of a jewelry shop in Switzerland in March 2020. (credit: Christiane Oelrich | picture alliance | Getty Images ) 3M—which manufactures N95 filtration masks that have been in high demand since the COVID-19 pandemic began—is suing merchants who used

The electric truck wars are getting interesting

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No longer can the automotive industry afford to move at its old, glacial pace, not when the players in the electric truck wars are starting to show their hands. Pickups, vans, and utility vehicles in general have typically lagged behind their passenger vehicle counterparts when it comes to embracing new tech, but with no reasonable person able to write off … Continue reading

Canadian Man Used A James Bond-Style Submersible To Smuggle Drugs Into The U.S.

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A Canadian man is charged with drug possession, smuggling and violating immigration laws after admitting to using a Bond-style submersible to speed across the Detroit River. Surprisingly, it didn’t go as smoothly as he planned. Read more...

Four Ways to Install the New Android 11 Public Beta

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Because I just wrote a story about how to install the potentially buggier Developer Preview of Android 11, it’s only fitting that Google, today, launched the Android 11 public beta. And installing this latest beta onto your Pixel smartphone—and only Pixels, via official means—couldn’t be any easier. Read more...

You can now avoid crowds for train departures with the Amtrak app

The Points Guy / 1h
Have you ever witnessed travelers crowding to board a plane or train the moment the doors open? Sign up for TPG’s daily newsletter Gate lice behavior may be here to stay, but you don’t have to stand around for it — at least when traveling with Amtrak , anyway. Now for select Amtrak stations, you can track real-time gate and departure information directly through the Amtrak app . The app feature a

The Maldives welcomes all tourists in July with risky open-border approach

The Points Guy / 1h
Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen countries all around the world implement a dizzying array of policies when it comes to reopening borders. And, even within each country, entry requirements continue to evolve — in some cases, changing from one week to the next — as we most recently observed with Iceland, which, after much deliberation, remains off-limits to Americans through June . I have yet t

All mobile networks vulnerable to DoS, impersonation and fraud attacks

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As a result of security vulnerabilities in the GTP protocol, all mobile networks are vulnerable to denial of service (DoS), impersonation and fraud attacks based on new research from Positive Technologies . The firm's new Vulnerabilities in LTE and 5G networks 2020 report highlights the cybersecurity risks to networks that utilize the GTP protocol which is used to transmit user data and control t

Study finds another good reason to stop eating high-sugar foods

SlashGear / 1h
If the existing body of research on refined high-sugar diets isn’t enough to convince you, new research out of the University of Michigan has found another good reason to change your eating habits. Too much sugar is linked to an increase in appetite, the reasons for which are often associated with increased insulin levels and insulin resistance. The new study … Continue reading

Some Chimpanzees Have a Bone in Their Heart—and Some Humans Might, Too

20Gizmodo / 1h
Scientists in the United Kingdom have discovered a rare bone, called the os cordis, in chimpanzees with a common heart condition. The implications of this finding could extend to humans, who share a close genetic relationship to chimps. Read more...

This low-key Android 11 feature has big implications

SlashGear / 1h
There are two sorts of people that’ll read this article: Those that think the Hinge Angle Sensor feature in Android 11 is interesting, and those that do not. This feature has big implications for the future of foldable devices. That’s a term that refers specifically to devices with foldable displays – but Hinge Angle Sensor functionality in Android could have … Continue reading

Three Home Office Printers Our Friends at Gizmodo and Lifehacker Can’t Live Without

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Brother Monochrome Laser Printer | $190 | Amazon HP OfficeJet 3830 | $80 | Best Buy Brother HLL2350DW | $120 | Amazon Read more...

The Recipe for Supporting Black Eateries Isn't Hard to Follow

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When St. Louis-based food writer Robin Caldwell wants to order vegetables from one of her favorite restaurants, she calls before she puts in a DoorDash order. “I called the owner and I said, ‘If I give DoorDash this money, and I’m telling you I want your pork chop dinner...I want you to send me three canisters of… Read more...

Three Home Office Printers Our Friends at Gizmodo and Lifehacker Can’t Live Without

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Brother Monochrome Laser Printer | $190 | Amazon HP OfficeJet 3830 | $80 | Best Buy Brother HLL2350DW | $120 | Amazon Read more...

Switch eShop summer sale sees discounts on some of Nintendo’s heavy hitters

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Those of you looking for something new to play on Nintendo Switch will want to head over to the eShop, as Nintendo has kicked off the Summer Game Sale. As is usually the case during big sales like this, most of the discounts are on third-party games, but there are a handful of first-party Nintendo games on sale as well. … Continue reading

Apple plans to shut down iBooks Author and iTunes U

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Apple is discontinuing two products you’ve probably forgotten about: iBooks Author and iTunes U. As of July 1st, iBooks Author will not be available to new users, and Apple plans to discontinue iTunes U at the end of 2021. Existing iBooks Author users will still have access to the app, but it will no longer be updated. Apple says it’s working on a tool that will allow users to transfer content in

The Economic Theory That Could Fuel a Climate Change Revolution

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Addressing climate change will require massive investments in everything from shoring up dams that aren’t ready for future rainstorms to wind farms and workers. It’s a huge shift that will require reorienting the economy and the way the world works. Read more...

How to Securely Transfer Your Signal Account to a New iPhone

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One of the many ways Signal safeguards your data is by saving everything locally to your phone or tablet rather than on external servers. That’s great for privacy, but it makes it a pain to migrate your account to a new device. Thankfully, Signal now lets iOS and iPadOS users wirelessly transfer their account data … Read more...

IBM Director: Get Ready For Quantum Computing App Stores

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Free Download Right now, writing the software for quantum computers and circuits requires an extensive understanding of the underlying science. But that could change as something resembling a sort of quantum app store emerges within the industry, IBM Research director Dario Gil wrote in a Scientific American op-ed . And, he argues, that era of increased accessibility is coming soon. Open Access G

JetBlue is offering full refunds for vacation packages right now — here’s what to know

The Points Guy / 1h
If you’re currently planning future travel, you’ll probably want to book through JetBlue Vacations. While nearly all airlines have been waiving change and cancellation fees for new bookings, very few have been offering refunds instead of vouchers for voluntary cancellations. However, to lure back skittish travelers, JetBlue Vacations is currently doing just that. For more TPG news and deals deliv

Just Eat Takeaway in Talks to Acquire Grubhub

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The Dutch food delivery company is close to beating out Uber to buy Grubhub.

Crypto Startup School: How to build companies by building communities

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Zoran Basich Contributor Zoran Basich is the crypto editor for Andreessen Horowitz. More posts by this contributor Crypto Startup School: Capturing value in crypto through network effects and mechanism design Crypto Startup School: How to scale companies using crypto Editor’s note: Andreessen Horowitz’s Crypto Startup School brought together 45 participants from around the U.S. and overseas in a

Spin scooters head to Europe, starting with Germany

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Spin has launched its scooter sharing business to Germany, the first step in the U.S. company’s plans to expand to Europe. The company, which was acquired by Ford in 2018 for about $100 million , has launched in Cologne and plans to open up in German cities Dortmund and Essen in the coming weeks. Spin said it’s also expanding its footprint in the U.S., starting with Atlanta. Other U.S. cities wil

Google’s Drone Delivery Service Now Dropping Library Books to Kids

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Book-loving kids in Christiansburg, Va., are about to get a special delivery to ease the boredom of summer quarantine (and months of being stuck at home). Google will soon start dropping books to kids via its drone delivery service, Wing , according to the Washington Post . Now they can get their hands on a copy of The … Read more...

Huawei P40 Pro+ with five-lens camera available for pre-order in Europe

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Huawei’s new P40 Pro+ , featuring what Huawei calls the “most professional smartphone camera system ever,” is now available for pre-order and will hit stores in western Europe on June 25th. The five-lens camera with 100x zoom capability is its big selling point and makes the phone comparable to the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra . Like many other Huawei devices, the P40 Pro+ lacks Google apps due to US

Are you ready for the coming wave of VC down rounds?

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Nathan Beckord Contributor Nathan Beckord is CEO of , a software platform for raising capital and managing investors that has helped entrepreneurs raise over $2 billion since 2016. He is also the host of Foundersuite’s How I Raised It podcast. More posts by this contributor Raising VC in Silicon Valley as a female POC Non-obvious fundraising tips from a Silicon Valley outsider As

Tesla copycats are suddenly all about online ordering

31Mashable / 2h
Buying a Tesla has always been a contactless process. Everything from customizing the car to paying for it happens online. Then the vehicle is delivered to your home. Tesla dealerships don't even exist in the classic sense, only stores with display cars to see what you can buy online. Now, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, traditional companies like Ford and Volkswagen are eyeing Tesla's o

The Best Online Multiplayer Games for Kids in Lockdown

99Gizmodo / 2h
If your kid is getting a tired of lockdown-based isolation, single-player gameplay and not interacting with their friends, it may be time to help them take their gaming online. To that end, I have compiled a list of my five favorite time-wasters your kid can play virtually with their pals—plus a bonus, classic pick… Read more...

Apple to discontinue iTunes U after 2021

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If you’re a teacher who has been relying on Apple’s iTunes U platform to digitally share your courses with the world, it’s time to shift to something new. After a few years of letting it mostly stagnate (the last update with anything but “stability improvements” was in 2017), Apple has quietly disclosed that iTunes U will be discontinued at the end of 2021. The news comes via a support document o

Ford’s all-electric F-150 and Transit van will hit dealerships mid-2022

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All-electric Ford F-150 pickups and Transit vans are slated to debut by mid-2022, according to Ford Motor COO Jim Farley. In an interview with CNBC , he cited Ford’s success in producing some of the most popular trucks and vans of all time. “We are number one in the pickup and the van market in Western Europe and the US, and this is our chance.” Details on an electric F-150 have been sparse since

Apple is now worth 1.5 trillion dollars

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The Nasdaq chart representing Apple's stock performance over the past five years. (credit: Nasdaq ) Today, Apple became the first US company to achieve a $1.5 trillion market capitalization. The stock surged even as investors began pulling back in many other areas of the economy. Reasons given by investors for the optimism include anticipation of the launch of a 5G iPhone this fall, signs of stro

How to Host a Socially Distanced Playdate

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Summer vacation is here. For many of us, it’s been with a mix of relief and dread that we kick the 2019-20 school year to the curb and enter a summer that seems to spread out endlessly before us. Hey, remember when kids used to play with each other? Like, in person? Read more...

Citibank’s New 65,000 Mile AAdvantage Business Card Offer

View from the Wing / 2h
I assumed they'd drop back down to offering 40,000 or 50,000 miles but instead they're making the strong offer of 65,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles after spending $4,000 in purchases within the first 4 months of account opening. This card has a $0 annual fee the first year (then $99). The card offers first checked bag on domestic American Airlines itineraries. There's preferred boarding o

25 years of the Boeing 777: My story with the Triple Seven in pictures

The Points Guy / 2h
The Boeing 777 just turned an important milestone: 25 years from its first commercial flight . The story that began on June 7, 1995, when United Airlines flew its first 777 from London Heathrow to Washington Dulles, has turned out to be one of the great successes in commercial aviation. The Triple Seven is now the best-selling wide-body airplane ever, and it’s second only to the ubiquitous 737 as

HBO Max temporarily removes ‘Gone with the Wind’ for ‘racist depictions’

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One of the selling points for HBO Max, the recently launched streaming service from WarnerMedia , is the inclusion of classic films from Turner Classic Movies and the Criterion Collection. But choosing which old movies to include, and how to present them, can get thorny. Case in point: “Gone with the Wind” is generally considered one of the greatest and most popular movies of all time — but it al

Scientists Say You Could Charge Batteries Using Humidity

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Researchers from Tel Aviv University have found that water vapor in the atmosphere has the potential to become a viable source of renewable energy. So far, the voltage generated in their experiments is extremely low. But if it scales up, they say the phenomenon could be used to charge batteries. “If an AA battery is 1.5V, there may be a practical application in the future: to develop batteries th

Facebook suspended hundreds of anti-racist skinheads and musicians

100+Engadget / 2h
Facebook’s determination to crack down on hate speech swept up some innocent people. OneZero has learned that Facebook temporarily suspended “hundreds” of anti-racist activists from SHARP (Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice), as well as the reggae and ska communities, for allegedly violating site standards. It even included ska legend Neville Staple of The Specials. It’s not certain what qualifie

Magic Keyboard review: Is this the iPad Pro's missing piece?

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Why Restaurants Are Fed Up With Apps

100+NYT > Technology / 2h
Delivery apps promised to connect restaurants with more customers. The dream isn’t working.

3 Black Photographers on Capturing the George Floyd Protests

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Lynsey Weatherspoon, Alexis Hunley, and Darrel Hunter capture the narrative and moral identity of Black protesters in an era of misinformation and surveillance.

How Does The Hilton Weekend Night Reward Work?

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There are four co-branded American Express Hilton cards , with annual fees ranging from $0 to $450. Three of these cards offer the opportunity to earn one (or more) free weekend night rewards. In this post I wanted to take a closer look at how those benefits work, especially given the added flexibility that these rewards are offering at the moment, in light of circumstances. What’s The Difference

Volkswagen will start delivering ID.3 EVs to Europe in September

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Volkswagen's ID.3 EV finally has an official release date. Consumers in most European countries will be able to put a deposit on the EV starting on June 17th . Those who do will have two delivery options. They'll be able to get the EV either as soon as possible or later in the year. The earliest deliveries will take place in September, with the latter ones scheduled for Q4 2020. There's a good re

Researchers say online voting tech used in 5 states is fatally flawed

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Enlarge / Voting machines are shown at a polling location on June 9, 2020 in West Columbia, South Carolina. (credit: Sean Rayford/Getty Images) OmniBallot is election software that is used by dozens of jurisdictions in the United States. In addition to delivering ballots and helping voters mark them, it includes an option for online voting. At least three states—West Virginia, Delaware, and New J

These are the 8 best cards to use for your next pharmacy run

The Points Guy / 2h
This page includes information about the Discover it Cash Back that is not currently available on The Points Guy and may be out of date. With more than 62,000 retail pharmacies across the country, the U.S. spends the most per capita on prescription medicines in the world. With all those dollars being spent, what credit card should you be using for pharmacy purchases? Well, the key to the right ca

Google Releases Android 11 Beta With Better Notifications and Conversation Bubbles

24How-To Geek / 2h
Today, Google took the wraps off the new Android 11 Beta. Typically, the company uses Google I/O to show off its prominent new features, but it canceled that event this year. Instead, we’re getting a quieter launch, but Google packed the beta with new features for your notifications, conversations, and controls. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Amazon Is Selling Samsung Galaxy S10 and S20 Phones at a $200 Discount

How-To Geek / 2h
Watch out world, Amazon is selling Samsung Galaxy S10 and S20 phones at a $200 discount. The phones are unlocked for any carrier and are available in different colors and storage configurations. Amazon is also selling some heavily discounted S10 and S20 accessory bundles, which include the Galaxy Buds+ or Galaxy Watch. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Facebook News Launches in the US With Updated "Integrity Standards"

37How-To Geek / 2h
Facebook is trying its hand at news again. The website just launched a dedicated section for journalism, aptly titled Facebook News. According to Facebook, the new News section is vetted by a team of actual humans and includes hundreds of local and national sources. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

13,300-year-old Chinese bird figurine found in a rubbish heap

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Enlarge The figurine is a small songbird, about 19.2mm (0.75 inches) long, standing on a pedestal. It's carved from a burned, blackened fragment of animal bone. Whoever created it was probably a hunter-gatherer living at Lingjing, in northern China, near the end of the last Ice Age; their culture also made simple pottery and shaped black chert into small, sharp blades. To modern eyes, the carving

What to Watch Tonight, June 10, 2020

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

Bellesa Can't Keep This Oral Sex Simulator in Stock and Now I Know Why

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20% off Satisfyer Pro 2 | Bellesa Boutique | Promo code Inventory Read more...

June is a big month for Xbox Game Pass

SlashGear / 2h
Xbox Game Pass subscribers have a lot to look forward to in June, as Microsoft has detailed the games that will landing on the service throughout the month. We already had prior confirmation of June’s headliner, No Man’s Sky, but today, Microsoft confirmed that it’ll be landing on Game Pass tomorrow, June 11th. It’ll go live across the console and … Continue reading

How to set up your nice camera as a high-quality webcam in 5 minutes

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Everyone needs a webcam these days, whether for business meetings or the distant socializing accomplished via video calling — but if you’re like most, you’re using the built-in camera on your laptop or some piece of junk from years ago. But if you happen to have a nice big-brand camera, it’s possible to set it up as a standalone webcam and produce imagery that will be the envy your friends and co

How to Stay in Love During the Pandemic, According to a Divorce Lawyer

32Lifehacker / 3h
It’s been roughly three months (or 47 years...who’s counting?) since we’ve started social distancing. Despite the “distance,” many of us have found ourselves physically closer to our partners and significant others. Read more...

American tries to avoid the ‘old airline playbook’ on furloughs even as it shrinks

100+The Points Guy / 3h
American Airlines — along with nearly every other carrier in the world these days — is getting smaller as a result of the coronavirus. Schedules have been slashed and carriers around the world expect to be smaller in 2021 than they were at the beginning of this year. American is among those, but CEO Doug Parker said the company is doing its best to avoid involuntary furloughs even as it shrinks i

Scientists confirm the basis of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

200+Engadget / 3h
If you simultaneously drop a feather and a bowling ball in a vacuum, they’ll hit the ground at the same time. In other words, despite their mass, they’re affected by a gravitational field in exactly the same way. The same goes for massive objects like stars, according to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, and astrophysicists have confirmed his inference . The scientists used radio telescopes to mea

Android 11 Beta just released for your phone, if it’s a Pixel 2+

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Today Google VP of Android Engineering Dave Burke revealed the update Android fans had been waiting for: Android 11 Beta. As of today, Android 11 Beta is available for a variety of smartphones (starting with Google Pixel 2 and newer). If you’d like to download this software, you’ll need to agree with Google on a set of rules, including but … Continue reading

How to purchase your next pair of glasses online

27Engadget / 3h
As cities and states around the country begin reopening from their respective COVID-19 lockdowns, many optometrists and eyewear shops remain shuttered for the time being. But that doesn’t mean you’ll have to squint your way through the next few months until they finally open their doors. So long as you have a relatively recent prescription and an internet connection, you can easily find a pair of

Social media platforms must protect democracy, even from the president

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Quibi gets Chromecast support on iOS and Android

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If you haven’t checked out Quibi and the lack of Chromecast support was the thing holding you back: Now’s the time. Just a few weeks after adding AirPlay support , Quibi has released another update that brings Chromecast support into the mix. The update is live on the iOS App Store now, and is rolling out to Android devices through the week. In a tweet , Quibi Chief Product Officer Tom Conrad say

Potential down market could temper VCs’ promise of more diversity

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Venture hiring by definition is exclusive. Legally, investors have to be able to fork out their own capital, ranging from hundreds of thousands to multi-millions, to join as a partner of a fund, meaning to be a senior partner typically requires some personal wealth. The industry is exceedingly gender imbalanced, with data showing that 84.6% of senior investors are male. The vast majority of VCs,

Email is still the biggest security risk around today

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New research from Mimecast has revealed that 60 percent of organizations expect to suffer an email-borne attack in the coming year, highlighting the fact email continues to be the most popular attack vector among cybercriminals. To compile its fourth-annual State of Email Security 2020 report , the email and data security company surveyed 1,025 global IT decision makers on the current state of cy

Don't Flush Disposable Masks Down the Toilet

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Disposable face masks are an efficient way of protecting yourself and others during the coronavirus pandemic—as long as you dispose of them correctly. Don’t toss a used mask into the road or onto the sidewalk. (I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen a lot of little blue masks littering in public spaces here in Iowa.) Read more...

Eternal Darkness fixed with Windows 10 update

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You’ll want to take a peek at the latest Windows 10 security update this week, as it fixes a flaw with two names. One name for this latest and exis SMBGhost, the other is Eternal Darkness. A new patch from Microsoft is ready to roll to Windows 10 computers right this minute, if you’d like to take a gander and … Continue reading

Emirates boss says first A380 with premium economy is ready and ‘waiting to go’

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Emirates has long tossed around the idea of a premium-economy product. It wasn’t until May 2018 that the airline confirmed that it would bring premium economy to its portfolio, on new A380s beginning in 2020 . Now, the first A380 with premium economy installed is ready to enter service. But coronavirus is delaying its entry into service. Emirates President Sir Tim Clark said during the Arabian Tr

NYC's safe sex guidelines for COVID-19 now officially recommend getting kinky

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James Webb Space Telescope will “absolutely” not launch in March

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Enlarge / Technicians work on the James Webb Space Telescope. (credit: NASA ) On Wednesday, the chief of NASA's science programs said the James Webb Space Telescope will not meet its current schedule of launching in March 2021. "We will not launch in March," said Thomas Zurbuchen, the space agency's associate administrator for science. "Absolutely we will not launch in March. That is not in the c

Facebook paid for a tool to hack its own user, then handed it to the FBI

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For years, a California man harassed and terrorized young girls, extorting them for nude photos and videos and threatening to kill and rape them or shoot up their schools. Much of this abuse took place on Facebook, and now, months after the man, Buster Hernandez or “Brian Kil,” pleaded guilty , Motherboard has discovered that Facebook paid a security firm to develop the hack that the FBI eventual

Starbucks to close 400 stores, speed expansion of Pickup locations, curbside and more

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Starbucks announced today it will expedite the rollout of its new “Pickup” store concept, powered by mobile ordering, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It will also expand access to curbside pickup, drive-thru and walk-up counters in less dense, suburban markets, the company said. These changes aren’t going to arrive as new additions to Starbucks’ existing store lineup, however. Instead, t

What Is Elite TikTok?

100+NYT > Technology / 3h
Teenagers on the platform have inherited the legacy of Weird Twitter and Weird Facebook, posturing as multinational corporations and posting about beans and frogs.

Merriam-Webster to revise its definition of racism following request from Missouri woman

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Cut the Cord on Cleaning: Dyson's V7 Motorhead Is $250 off at Newegg

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Ajit Pai caves to SpaceX but is still skeptical of Musk’s latency claims

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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Yuichiro Chino) The Federal Communications Commission has reversed course on whether to let SpaceX and other satellite providers apply for rural-broadband funding as low-latency providers. But Chairman Ajit Pai said companies like SpaceX will have to prove they can offer low latencies, as the FCC does not plan to "fund untested technologies." Pai's original proposa

Android 11 Will Help You Rein In Zombie App Permissions

100+Wired / 3h
The latest update to Google's operating system has a host of privacy and security improvements.

The Best Time to Withdraw Your Cash-Back Balance Is Right Now

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If you use a rewards credit card to earn toward travel, you’re probably biding your time and holding onto those points and miles until you feel comfortable packing your bags again. Read more...

The Android 11 public beta is officially here

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After repeated delays , Google is finally ready to launch the Android 11 public beta . Those who have a Pixel 2 or newer can install the preview by enrolling in the company’s beta program . Bear in mind, though, that beta software can be unstable and buggy. Unless you’re really itching to test out these new features, you might want to wait before getting this. The Android 11 public beta was meant

Google updates its Android developer tools

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Last week, Google postponed its Android 11 event, because, as the company rightly noted, “now is not the time to celebrate.” Today, however, it went ahead and launched both the first beta of Android 11 and provided updates about a slew of tools that should make developing for Android a bit easier for developers. It’s not holding a splashy celebration with live keynotes, though. Instead, the compa

You can now install the first beta of Android 11

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After a series of developer previews, Google today released the first beta of Android 11 , and with that, it is also making these pre-release versions available for over-the-air updates. This time around, the list of supported devices only includes the Pixel 2, 3, 3a and 4. If you’re brave enough to try this early version (and I wouldn’t do so on your daily driver until a few more people have tes

Here Are the States Where Coronavirus Cases and Hospitalizations Are Spiking

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On Sunday, there were 453 covid-19 deaths reported in the U.S., according to the Covid Tracking Project—the lowest daily toll recorded since late March. Yet unfortunately, there are signs in several parts of the country that the pandemic is getting worse, including in states that have reopened businesses and public… Read more...

Developer warns VR headset damaged eyesight

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Spending too long wearing a virtual reality headset could have implications for vision, doctor warns.

Three COVID-19 Vaccines Are Ready For Final Stage of Testing

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Over the course of the summer, the federal government plans to fund three phase III clinical trials for experimental coronavirus vaccines. Each of the three vaccines will undergo this final phase of testing on about 30,000 human participants, The Wall Street Journal reports , half of whom will receive a vaccine injection and the other half an inert placebo. The vaccine developed by Moderna Inc wi

Use a Makeshift Double Boiler for Foolproof Pasta Carbonara

100+Lifehacker / 4h
Emulsifying hard cheese and pasta water into a perfectly smooth sauce is basically a graduate-level course in Pasta Thermodynamics. The pan must be hot enough to melt the cheese evenly, but not so hot that it seizes—or, in the case of pasta carbonara, you wind up with a big bowl of scrambled eggs. Read more...

PS5 listed on Amazon for an outrageous price – but it's clearly just a placeholder

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A placeholder PS5 price was briefly listed on Amazon UK as £599.99 (around $765), and one person was reportedly able to buy the console before the item was removed. Hot UK Deals screengrabbed a dummy ASIN page for the PS5 , which listed the price in question, while a user called ashmac managed to pre-order the console before the listing vanished. PS5 games : what's been confirmed The best PS4 gam

Nasdaq 10,000, or whatever

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After touching the 10,000-point milestone yesterday, the Nasdaq Composite set a new all-time intraday high this morning of 10,028.61, per Yahoo Finance . In more normal times this would be a fanfare moment, the culmination of a long rise in the tech-heavy index indicative of an industry’s rising power. Instead, it feels a bit grubby in light of the national economy formally in a recession , unemp

United Airlines’ New Check-In Health Self-Assessment

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United Airlines has today become the first of the “big three” US airlines to require passengers to complete a health self-assessment during the check-in process. United Airlines’ new health checklist As of today, United Airlines customers will have to complete a health self-assessment during the check-in process. This is based on guidance from the Cleveland Clinic, Centers for Disease Control and

PSA: Samsung's Galaxy Buds are 31% off at Amazon

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TL;DR: As of June 10, the Samsung Galaxy Buds are on sale on Amazon for only $89.99 — a $40 savings (and their highest discount ever). But it's a Deal of the Day, so you'll need to hurry. ICYMI, Samsung's first-gen Galaxy Buds dropped from $129.99 to just $99.99 at Best Buy earlier this month — which, at the time, was their biggest discount ever and an exact match of their Black Friday pricing. I

Guy Whose Photo Broke Android Phones Just Wanted to Capture a Beautiful Sunset

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During a trip to Glacier National Park in Montana last year, scientist and amateur photographer Gaurav Agrawal simply wanted to capture a beautiful sunset. Unfortunately, after sharing his pic on Flickr , people discovered that Agrawal’s lovely work was crashing certain Android 10 phones. Read more...

Ford: Expect all-electric F-150 in next 2 years as VW EV deal deepens

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Ford’s all-electric F-150 will be launched within the next two years, the automaker has confirmed today, part of a big push into EVs that also see it partner with Volkswagen on further electrification. Teased for some time now, the F-150 EV will go beyond the hybrid version of the best-selling pickup truck we’re expecting to see revealed soon, and switch … Continue reading

Watch a Hoverbike-Riding Cop in Dubai Wipe Out Catastrophically

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Hoverbike Wipe Out A video of a Dubai policeman crashing a Russian-built hoverbike from a dizzying altitude is going viral on social media. The video shows a cop taking off, then rapidly descending, losing control and crashing the futuristic hoverbike into the ground. The bikes rotor attachments appear to bend on impact, and then the whole bike dangerously flips over the pilot’s head. Ride the Sc

Garmin launches king-sized camping sat-nav with giant screen and voice controls

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Garmin has released a new standalone sat-nav specially designed for camping and hiking – particularly handy while overseas vacations are off the cards. The Garmin Camper 890 is specially designed for use in camper vans, with lots of thoughtfully designed features to make your journey safer and more fun. A secure ball-and-socket mounting to hold it steady in either portrait or landscape orientatio

How AI-driven remote healthcare monitoring improves health and peace-of-mind for vulnerable patients

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Many people are familiar with the medical alert systems used by elderly or vulnerable people to contact urgent healthcare support by pressing a button. They were invented back in the 1970s and, until relatively recently, there were few other tech solutions available to help bridge the gap between living at home and being in the hospital. However, in the last 10 years, we have seen an explosion of

The new Dell XPS 13 (2020) laptop is on sale right now with a fantastic $150 saving

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If you've been waiting to get your hands on the latest Dell XPS 13 laptop - and want a decent set of specs for under a grand - then now's your chance. Right now, Dell's selling its new, 2020 model with a Core i5 processor for just $944.99 . That's down from $1,099.99, giving you a solid $150 saving. This mid-range Dell XPS 13 features a 10th gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 2

Destiny 2 just became more than just a game

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This week Bungie announced that they’d be moving beyond the traditional model for games – beyond what we’ve come to expect from any major gaming developer. In the past, they’d release a new game every year, or a new game every few years. This was fine, when games were offline – and it’s been acceptable even through more than two … Continue reading

leahaviva: A bird for our new season, and the season we know’s...

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leahaviva : A bird for our new season, and the season we know’s next. Some Charley Harper beauties from Ford Times (1950s-1960s).

Optimized sensors are key to future of automated vehicles

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Puneeth Meruva Contributor Puneeth Meruva is an Associate at Trucks Venture Capital, studied EECS at MIT and developed vehicle telematics software at Microsoft Research, BMW and Uber. Sensors are critical components of the modern vehicle. They are the eyes of a car, enabling everything from existing ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems) features such as automated braking and lane keeping to p

HBO Max's Relationship With DC Movies Just Keeps Getting Weirder

100+Gizmodo / 4h
Even before HBO Max launched, there was understandable confusion at just how Warner Bros. attempt to board the “everyone gets their own streaming platform now!!!” bandwagon would align with its prior attempt at doing that with its DC output in DC Universe. At launch, HBO Max’s offerings were sporadic . And now a month… Read more...

Grab An Anker Power Bundle For a Low $37

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Anker Power Bundle | $37 | Amazon | Promo code 0S1I3CWV Read more...

Cue Health raises $100 million to speed development of rapid, portable COVID-19 diagnostics

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San Diego-based startup Cue Health has closed a $100 million Series C funding round, including participation from Decheng Capital, Foresite Capital, Madrone Capital Partners, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, ACME Capital and others. The funding will be used to help Cue finish up development, validate and scale production of its Cue Health Monitoring System and test cartridges, including test kits de

Insurance data analytics platform Planck raises $16 million Series B

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Planck , an AI-based data platform for insurance underwriting, announced today that it has raised a $16 million Series B led by Team8 Capital. All of the startup’s existing investors — Viola FinTech, Arbor Ventures and Eight Roads — also participated, while Nationwide and Hannover Digital Investments joined as strategic investors. Based in New York, Planck provides large insurance companies with

No Man’s Sky crossplay confirmed for Xbox Game Pass launch

SlashGear / 4h
June is shaping up to be a big month for No Man’s Sky. Not only is the game landing on Xbox Game Pass this month, but developer Hello Games has also prepared a new update for all platforms. Perhaps most importantly, this new update adds cross-platform multiplayer, so you’ll be able to play online with friends regardless of the platform … Continue reading

Tinder will stop banning accounts mentioning Black Lives Matter

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Dozens of Tinder users were banned from the online dating app after mentioning Black Lives Matter in their profiles, according to Buzzfeed News . Some had added Black Lives Matter hashtags to their profiles, while others encouraged matches to sign petitions or donate to causes. According to BBC , Tinder’s guidelines state that accounts can’t be used for “promotional purposes,” so the company may

One Change To COVID-Era Airline Safety Briefings Tells Us How Dumb We All Are

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Airlines are requiring passengers to wear masks inflight, and this has led to a needed change to inflight safety briefings. Flight attendants are telling customers " face masks need to be removed prior to using oxygen ." Continue reading ...

Choice Privileges Promo: Free Night After Two Stays

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Choice Privileges has just rolled out their latest promotion for summer hotel stays, which is almost identical to the promotion that was offered this spring. Choice promo: earn 8,000 points after two stays Choice Privileges is offering up to 8,000 points after every two stays between June 10 and September 7, 2020 . This promotion is only available to members based in the US and Canada , and there

Underestimate Yourself When You Return to the Gym

100+Lifehacker / 4h
Gyms in many areas are reopening, or will be soon, and a lot of us can’t freaking wait to get back to normal workouts. (I myself have a well-equipped home gym, but I dream of the day I can get back to a proper squat rack.) But let’s talk about the proper mindset to have when you first go back, so you don’t set… Read more...

Cheap PS4 games, headsets, and PS Plus deals are all still available in the Days of Play sales

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Sony's annual Days of Play sales are offering some fantastic discounts on cheap PS4 games, headsets, and PS Plus deals this week. That means you can grab all the swag you need for a summer of gaming at far less than you'd usually be paying. We're seeing top recent releases, as well as premium gaming headsets on sale right now, so we're rounding up all the best deals right here. Traditionally taki

How to Turn Off COVID-19 Exposure Tracking and Notifications on Android

100+How-To Geek / 5h
In conjunction with Apple, Google has released an Exposure Notification API that health officials can use (with your voluntary permission) for COVID-19 contact tracing. If you want to verify that the feature is disabled on your phone, here’s how to turn off exposure logging and notifications on Android. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Watch Quibi With Chromecast Now That It’s Actually Supported

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After adding screencasting support with Apple AirPlay last month, short-form streaming service Quibi says users can now cast its bite-sized shows to Chromecast devices as well. Read more...

Tinder Reverses Decision to Ban Black Lives Matter Supporters

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Black Lives Matter Popular dating app Tinder has reportedly blocked dozens of users for encouraging others to sign petitions and donate to Black Lives Matter-related causes. Some have even been banned for adding the BLM hashtag to their profile, the BBC reports . Yesterday I changed my tinder bio to “All Black Lives Matter. If you don’t think so, swipe left” and my account was BANNED @Tinder pic.

How single people have been dealing with the 'sex ban' in England

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Intel's Launching a New Low Power Chip to Rival Qualcomm In Super Thin PCs

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Intel first unveiled a new kind of processor designed for slim PCs like 2-in-1s, foldable tablets, and dual-screen devices a year and a half ago at CES 2019. Now the first devices using the new processor, codenamed “Lakefield,” are on their way. Read more...

#ShutDownSTEM asks researchers to work on racism today, instead

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Enlarge (credit: shutdownstem) Social media, as a whole, takes a lot of flak for facilitating the creation of bubbles that intensify divisions. But over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of bubble-bursting on the subject of racial inequality. That includes a torrent of images and stories that have been shocking to some—but painfully unsurprising to others. This extends far beyond the realm

Intel reveals the Lakefield chips for foldables that prove it can still innovate

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Intel’s new hybrid processors, Intel Lakefield, have launched today, promising smaller and more flexible chips for ultraportables, folding form-factors, and more. Announced first at CES 2020 back in January, Lakefield combines several of the ideas Intel has been working on over the past few years: ultra-low-power CPUs, 3D packaging, and always-on connectivity. So, they’re the first chips with wha

Fauci Says “Worst Nightmare” Pandemic Is Worse Than He Ever Feared

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s top infectious disease expert who’s been spearheading the fight against the coronavirus, shared an uncharacteristic degree of doom and gloom during a recent conference with biotech executives. During a talk on Tuesday, Fauci said that COVID-19 is his “worst nightmare,” The New York Times reports . “In a period of four months, it has devastated the whole world,

Excellent advance award availability for Emirates’ first class suite to and from London

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Emirates is now releasing more, advanced award availability on its much-heralded Boeing 777-300ER first class suite — including to and from London Stansted (STN). The product has previously been notoriously difficult to book with points and miles, both because the Dubai-based airline has it only on a tiny proportion of its massive fleet and would usually only release award seats a few days before

Siberian Officials Say Huge Diesel Spill Has Reached a Sensitive Arctic Lake

100+Gizmodo / 5h
A major diesel spill from a power plant in Siberia has reached a fragile freshwater lake that leads to the Arctic Ocean, according to regional officials. That could create an ecological catastrophe. Read more...

How to Always Start Google Chrome in Incognito Mode on Windows 10

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Google Chrome normally remembers your browsing history. You can put a stop to that, though, if you set it to always open in Incognito mode. Here’s how you can set up Chrome for private browsing. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Panasonic's Lumix DSLR Cameras are the Latest to Get USB Webcam Functionality

How-To Geek / 5h
Months into the COVID-19 crisis, it’s not getting any easier for office employees now working from home to track down webcams for teleconferencing. Following in the footsteps of Canon and Wyze, Panasonic has released a Windows utility that allows direct connection to its Lumix cameras. This allows them to double as webcams. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

'No Man's Sky' gets PS4, Xbox One and PC crossplay tomorrow

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No Man's Sky developer Hello Games has detailed the latest update for its popular space exploration game, and it's a big one. Starting tomorrow, No Man's Sky will allow PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC owners to play with one another. The addition of crossplay comes on the same day that No Man's Sky will join Game Pass on both Xbox One and PC. No Man's Sky Crossplay! 🚀 Crossplay between all platfo

Netflix adds Black Lives Matter category

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Europe wants Facebook, Twitter, and Google to give monthly reports on fake news

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The European Union is calling on internet giants to be more accountable for the spread of fake news. Two senior EU officials said Wednesday that Facebook, Twitter, and Google should start producing monthly reports on their fight against misinformation, Reuters reported Wednesday. The comments come from EU foreign policy head Josep Borrell and the European Commission’s vice president for values an

The Worst Episode of the GoBots Cartoon Knew Exactly How Bad It Was

100+Gizmodo / 5h
Oh, the GoBots. That poor, ridiculous, terrible toyline and animated series that somehow managed to be a crappy knock-off of the Transformers , despite the fact that both the toys and the Challenge of the GoBots cartoon came out before Transformers . While I’ve talked about how the action figures sucked before, it’s… Read more...

19 podcasts to listen to during Pride and all year

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Mashable is celebrating Pride Month by exploring the modern LGBTQ world, from the people who make up the community to the spaces where they congregate, both online and off. Pride Month, like all months, is the perfect time to load up your listening devices with queer voices and stories and discover some of the best podcasts in the game. There are podcasts that put LGBTQ+ history centre stage, att

TikTok copycat removed from Google's Play Store

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Zynn is facing accusations that it has been stealing content from other apps.

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 leak spills the beans

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The Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 foldable display-toting smartphone was basically leaked in full this morning, front, back, and inside. The Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 was tipped today to have a 7.7-inch foldable display inside and a 6.23-inch display on its cover, both with punch-hole panels to make way for front-facing cameras. This new device will function quite similar to its … Continue reading

Get Hundreds of Games and Play Online With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Down to New All-Time Low $23

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Intel Lakefield is here, powering the future of computing

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At CES 2020 it seemed like every laptop manufacturer wanted to show off foldable devices, but wouldn't reveal what was powering them. However, Intel Lakefield processors have now been launched, and will be powering a whole slew of inventive computers. Intel Lakefield will only be behind two announced laptops at first: the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold and the Intel version of the Samsung Galaxy Book S

Georgia’s Failure Shows How Not to Run an Election in the Pandemic

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Limiting in-person polling sites makes it both harder to vote and more dangerous.

The Best Online Multiplayer Games for Kids in Lockdown

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If your kid is getting a tired of lockdown-based isolation, single-player gameplay and not interacting with their friends, it may be time to help them take their gaming online. To that end, I have compiled a list of my five favorite time-wasters your kid can play virtually with their pals—plus a bonus, classic pick… Read more...

Intel's '3D' Lakefield chips arrive for foldables and ultrathin laptops

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After years of anticipation, Intel is officially launching its Lakefield processors today, its first chips to combine its Core i3 and i5 hardware together with low-power "Tremont" Atom cores. The company is positioning Lakefield as the ideal hardware for incredibly thin laptops, like the revamped Samsung Galaxy Book S , as well as foldables like the ThinkPad X1 Fold and dual-screen devices like t

The 11 best historical characters in 'Assassin's Creed'

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Vendr raises $4M from David Sacks’s Craft Ventures to reduce SaaS bills

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When TechCrunch last checked in with the Y Combinator-backed Vendr in October, the company had just raised $2 million, and was crowing about its profitability. Profitable seed-stage companies aren’t super common, so the startup stood out. Today Vendr is back with more news, namely that it has raised $4 million more, this time led by Craft Ventures , the venture capital shop associated with well-k

Razer Kishi Review : The best mobile gaming controller yet

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Razer makes solid gaming hardware. They’ve made a lot of gaming-centric devices over the past two decades, and I’ve not always been a member of Razer’s target audience. With the Razer Kishi, I find myself excited by a smartphone accessory for the first time in what feels like forever. Razer Kishi is a gaming controller that connects to Android devices … Continue reading

Reddit Turns to Michael Seibel to Replace Alexis Ohanian

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Less than a week ago, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian made news when he announced he was resigning from the website’s board , urging the company to replace his seat with a Black candidate. Now, it would appear Reddit has honored his request by appointing Michael Seibel , a venture capitalist investor and entrepreneur… Read more...

Tesla shares surpass $1,000 on Semi truck production memo

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a memo its time to “go all out” and start volume production of the Tesla Semi, the all-electric Class 8 truck revealed nearly three years ago. CNBC first reported on the memo that was sent to all employees. TechCrunch has also viewed the brief memo, which lacked details such as when this volume production might begin. Musk confirmed via Twitter that the memo was real.

2 Art Gallery Shows to Explore From Home

100+NYT > Technology / 5h
Galleries and museums are getting creative about presenting work online during the coronavirus crisis. Here are two shows worth viewing virtually.

Huawei’s new handset goes international June 25, with all of the camera and none of the Google

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The Huawei P40 Pro+ has already been on the market in China for a few days now. And in spite of various legal woes , the handset is set for international available on June 25. Given…everything the company is dealing with, it should come as no surprise that availablity outside of its home country will be fairly limited to select markets, including the U.K. and Europe. It won’t be available through

Your outdoor space needs a charcoal grill

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Say “see ya later” to your stove because it’s grilling season, baby. The weather is finally nice enough to be eating the majority of meals outside and you’ve got to live this up while you can. We’ve found a decent selection of charcoal grills on sale as of June 10 in case you’re on the hunt for a new piece of cooking equipment. Most of these are great if you have a smaller outdoor space because t

MacBook Pro deals: save $300 / £300 in the latest Amazon Apple sale

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If you've been on the hunt for a brand new MacBook deal then you're in luck this week. The latest Apple sales from Amazon in the US and Currys in the US and UK now mean you can pick up an upgraded 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro for as little as $1,499 / £1,199 - and a chance to save yourself $300 / £300. While ever so slightly older, these MacBook deals are a great option if you're looking at save a li

M1 Finance raises $33M Series B as it reaches $1.45B AUM

200+TechCrunch / 6h
Today M1 Finance , a Chicago-based fintech startup focused on consumer finance, announced that it has closed a $33 million Series B. Left Lane Capital led the round, with participation from Clocktower Technology Ventures and Jump Capital . The firm has raised around $54.5 million to date. M1 Finance caught TechCrunch’s attention earlier in the year when it crossed the $1 billion assets-under-mana

Save up to 50% on Wakeman tents for your next camping or beach trip

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TL;DR: Get ready for your next camping trip with a sturdy Wakeman tent or beach sun shelter for up to half off at Best Buy as of June 10. It may be a while until you feel completely comfortable getting on a plane with hundreds of other people, but that doesn't mean that all adventures have to come to a screeching halt. Packing your car for a road trip has become the new version of booking a fligh

Here's where to pre-order the new 'Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga' game

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Update Windows 10 Now to Block 'SMBGhost'

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When even the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is starting to get nervous about your unpatched Windows 10 system, maybe it’s time to make sure you’ve downloaded everything you need from Windows Update. Read more...

A Juneteenth of Joy and Resistance

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With the dual pressures of unrest and the pandemic, black chefs are contemplating the ways this holiday can help Americans cope.

Bose 700 noise canceling headphones see big price cuts at Amazon

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The Bose 700s aren't exactly known for having regular discounts, but the US is experiencing a $100 price cut on the premium cans right now. That means the Arctic White set is available for for just $299 at Amazon , the lowest price we've seen for the wireless noise canceling headphones. Across the pond, you can still pick up any colour for £299 , rather than the full £350, thanks to a Bose headph

How to Lock the Position of a Chart in Excel

24How-To Geek / 6h
If you insert or resize columns and rows in a spreadsheet, the position and size of your charts change. Charts automatically relocate because they are set to move and resize with cells. Fortunately, you can lock the position of a chart in Microsoft Excel. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Major UN Report Shows Why the Coronavirus Recovery Has to be Green

52Gizmodo / 6h
On Wednesday, a new report United Nations report urged governments to pour money into renewable energy to pull us out of economic depression driven by the coronavirus and jumpstart the transition away from fossil fuels. Read more...

Uber shares tumble 5% as reports indicate it will lose Grubhub deal to European rival

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Update: Just Eats Takeaway confirmed today in a release that “it is in advanced discussions with Grubhub regarding an all-share combination of Just Eat with Grubhub .” More when we have it. Reports this morning indicate that Uber, the American ride-hailing giant with a global footprint, will lose out on its attempt to buy Grubhub, an American food ordering and delivery service. Uber

HBO Max temporarily pulls 'Gone With the Wind' from its catalog

HBO Max GWW Wind Racist500+Engadget / 6h
Don’t expect to find Gone With the Wind on HBO Max for a little while. The streaming service has temporarily pulled the 1939 movie from its catalog to address the racism in the movie. It’ll come back with a “discussion” and denunciation of the racist stereotypes and their historical context, a spokesperson told Variety . You won’t see edits to the film itself, however, as HBO Max parent WarnerMed

The Nintendo eShop summer sale has begun — here's what you can get

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Extra Crunch Live: Join BLCK VC’s Sydney Sykes for a discussion on fostering diversity in venture

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Tech has dropped the ball. For an industry that holds so much power, and prides itself on being ahead of the curve, the diversity of venture capital and among tech entrepreneurs leaves so much to be desired. More than 80% of VC firms don’t have a single black founder. It’s no surprise, then, that the vast, vast majority of venture funding comes from white men to white men. This is why we’re excit

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets a discount in time for big additions

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Last summer, Microsoft introduced Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, something of a premium offering for to subscribe to all of Microsoft’s services. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate bundles Game Pass for both Xbox One and PC along with a subscription to Xbox Live Gold, allowing you to play Xbox games online. It’s a nice little package deal if you play on Xbox … Continue reading

Babylon Health admits ‘software error’ led to patient data breach

56TechCrunch / 6h
Babylon Health, a UK AI chatbot and telehealth startup which has been valued in excess of $2BN , has suffered an embarrassing data breach after a user of the app found he was able to access other patients’ video consultations. “Why have I got access to other patients video consultations through your app?” tweeted Rory Glover yesterday. “This is a massive data breach. Over 50 video recordings are

vculibraries: “Childhood” and a detail of the relievo...

Music, Arts & Literature / 6h
Chromolithography illustration of flowers captioned, "Childhood" Close up of relievo binding vculibraries : “Childhood” and a detail of the relievo binding from Flowers and Their Kindred Thoughts , by Mary Ann Bacon, 1848. Flower illuminations attributed to Noel Humphreys by McLean. Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Turn your Google Home Mini into a wireless speaker with this cool gadget

32Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: Say goodbye to annoying wires with the JOT Battery Base for Google Home Mini for $16.99, a 51% savings as of June 10. How many times has your Google Home Mini's wire gotten in your way? Perhaps you wanted to play some tunes around the house while you cleaned. Or maybe you just wanted to take your Google Home Mini on the go — to the beach or the park. Because what's a beach day without jams

Scary Crash Video Is a Good Reminder That You Don't Actually Want a Hoverbike

66Gizmodo / 6h
Science fiction makes flying cars and hoverbikes seem like the ultimate way to get around town, and one day they might be. But for now, the limits of technology mean you really want to avoid climbing aboard a flying bike, as this unfortunate crash of the Russian Hoversurf Scorpion demonstrates. Read more...

PUBG Mobile Season 14: start date, update and royale pass

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PUBG Mobile is the official spin-off to the survival game PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, and in many ways, the mobile version of PUBG has eclipsed its bigger brother in a number of aspects, particularly revenue. It was the highest grossing game in May, making a whopping $226 million for PUBG’s parent company, Tencent. PUBG Mobile is pretty popular, then, and by delivering a regular stream of updat

Etihad Selling Travel Vouchers With 50% Bonus

74One Mile at a Time / 6h
We’ve seen travel brands get creative when it comes to generating revenue during these tough times, including hotel groups selling gift cards at a discount. Well, Etihad Airways has just introduced one of the most generous opportunities to purchase future travel that we’ve seen. Buy future Etihad travel with a 50% bonus Etihad is selling Travel Vouchers with a 50% bonus for the next couple of wee

It’s Time To Lift U.S. Travel Restrictions On China And Europe

30View from the Wing / 6h
It makes no sense to ban travel from places where virus spread has slowed to a much lower pace than it's already circulating here, especially when we're not banning travel from some of the places in the world where the virus is spreading fastest. The China travel ban failed because the CDC blew its implementation and the Europe travel ban came too late. Those were policies that might have helped

How to Help Your Luggage Stand Out

44Lifehacker / 6h
We have a plethora of options when it comes to choosing luggage—and yet black luggage seems to be, like, 80% of the luggage I see in my travels. But why? Black luggage is harder to identify and easy to nab (if you’re a thief). If you can’t do away with black luggage for more differently hued options, there’s no need… Read more...

Elon Musk: Tesla’s Semi Truck is Officially Going Into Production

1KFuturism / 6h
Tesla Semi According to a leaked email obtained by Reuters , Elon Musk has ordered the company to bring its commercial semi truck into “volume production.” The news comes after the carmaker resumed production after a forced lockdown during the growing coronavirus outbreak. “Production of the battery and powertrain will take place at Giga Nevada,” Musk wrote in the email , referring to the company

How refinancing your car loan could put some quick cash in your pocket

The Points Guy / 6h
2020 has been an interesting year for finances, to say the least. Many families have been hit with unexpected expenses, while others have found surprising windfalls amidst all the uncertainty. If your household would find extra cash helpful right now, consider refinancing your auto loan before you cash out your hard-earned stash of points . That’s right: Just like its better-known cousin, the res

The pace of startup layoffs may be slowing down

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Startups hit the brakes in March as COVID-19 took a toll on the global economy. As certain industries ground to a halt, cohorts of startups made staffing cuts, including those focused on serving restaurants and travel . The waves of startup layoffs in the COVID-19 era hit companies large and small, impacting even the richest, most recently funded companies . It was a swift correction to staffing

MessageBird launches an ‘omni-channel’ Intercom competitor

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Following the launch of in March — its “ Slack for external communications ” — Amsterdam-headquartered MessageBird is continuing to place big bets on a messaging-first future. Not content with building a platform for customer service teams that lets them communicate with customers on a channel of their choosing, including all of the most popular messaging apps, today the company is bring

Fleksy rolls out an SDK for its AI keyboard

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The developers behind Fleksy have launched an SDK for Android and iOS to scale demand for white labelling of their AI keyboard software which bakes in privacy-safe next-word prediction. Swipe-style input (which it calls Fleksywave) is also in beta and slated to roll out soon. Fleksy competes for smartphone users’ digits with giants like Google’s Gboard and Microsoft -owned Swiftkey, offering a st

Save $20 on Fitbit's Charge 4 with GPS tracking

63Engadget / 6h
With Father's Day around the corner, Fitbit has discounted the Charge 4. The fitness wearable is currently $129.95 , down from its usual $149.95 price. You can also get the Charge 4 for the same price at Amazon and Best Buy . While $20 is a modest discount, this is the first time we've seen the Charge 4 go on sale since it came out earlier in the year. Buy Charge 4 at Fitbit - $129.95 Buy Charge

When Silicon Valley Micromanages Hollywood, the Results Are Boring as Hell

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With everyone clamoring to get into the streaming wars—from tech titans to industry veterans to Silicon Valley newbies with stupid amounts of funding to pump into something new that nobody asked for—one thing has become very clear: The big tech dweeb contenders are fucking it up, specifically by micromanaging the… Read more...

If You're Trying to Track Down Your Coronavirus Relief Payment, Use This IRS Phone Number

74Lifehacker / 6h
The IRS started to reopen its phone lines after the coronavirus pandemic forced it to shut down its call centers. But you may still struggle to get a real person on the phone. Read more...

The story behind 'The Office' characters playing 'Call of Duty'

39Mashable / 7h
Though The Office was a workplace comedy, the employees of Dunder Mifflin were rarely seen working hard. They did, however, play hard — especially when it came to games like Call of Duty. In Season 3, Episode 3, "The Coup," viewers check back in with the recently transferred Jim Halpert and learn that the Stamford branch is obsessed with playing Call of Duty. Jim explains that it started out as a

The world’s first smartwatch had the same issues we have today

100+Engadget / 7h
Seiko launched the Ruputer, a watch with a very decent claim to being the world’s first smartwatch, on this day in 1998. Looking back at the handful of reviews still available online, it’s crazy to see how little has changed when it comes to what we want from our wearables. The issues of size, battery life and utility that dogged machines like this 22 years ago are the same ones we’re wrestling w

Avatar creators are the next big improvement I want to see in games

43Mashable / 7h
When I dyed my hair pink earlier this year, I couldn’t wait to change my avatar in Stardew Valley . All kinds of real-world firsts were on my post-dye to-do list: take a selfie, show my friends, shock the hell out of my mom. But nothing felt more urgent than starting up my favorite game and taking 16-bit me from mousy brown to peachy pink, marking my real-world transformation with an equally awes

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3's Karen Gillan Teases a Post-Thanos Nebula

200+Gizmodo / 7h
Production on Into the Spider-Verse 2 has officially begun. Kenneth Branagh teases the spy-fi action of Artemis Fowl . Jonathan Frakes will be back behind the camera for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds . Plus, what’s to come on Stargirl and The 100 , and Rick Riordan has high hopes the Disney+ Percy Jackson will outdo the… Read more...

How to Stream ‘Lost’ After You’ve Cut the Cord

How-To Geek / 7h
ABC’s Lost is an incredibly popular American drama featuring a group of survivors who crash-land on an island and unravel its mysteries. These streaming services have all 121 episodes and six seasons of Lost available to watch. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Russia’s space leader seems pretty bitter about SpaceX’s success

1KArs Technica / 7h
Enlarge / Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin visits the control center for a launch pad for the Soyuz-2 carrier rockets at the Vostochny Cosmodrome. (credit: Yegor AleyevTASS via Getty Images) In the 10 days since SpaceX launched humans into orbit—returning to NASA the capability to get its own astronauts into space—Russian officials have offered a mixed reaction. However, a clear trend seems to be em

2021 Subaru Crosstrek is officially arriving with a larger 2.5L engine

SlashGear / 7h
It’s now official. The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is indeed arriving with a larger 2.5-liter engine. And with a larger engine means more power, and more power means more fun. Less than two days have passed since we last wrote about the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, and we were right in assuming a power upgrade courtesy of a larger mill. But since … Continue reading

RapidSOS raises $21M to continue expanding its data platform for first responders

300+TechCrunch / 7h
The global health pandemic has shed new light on how essential it is to have accurate data about an individual’s situation to assess the severity of his or her condition, and for those responding to emergencies to have it as instantly as possible to make the right choices in terms of care. Today, a startup that’s built a platform that helps enable that flow of data is announcing a round of fundin

League of Legends makes a splash with its new Pool Party 2020 skins

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Riot Games has released a cheeky teaser of its new 2020 Pool Party skins, which has left the community guessing which beloved champion will be getting new looks. League of Legends is one of the biggest online games in the world, and at one point held the top spot before Fortnite came and toppled it. These are the best PC games The best multiplayer PC games Check out the best gaming laptops That d

Vu launches four Ultra 4K Android TVs in India

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Smart TV segment in India is highly competitive with a new product announced almost every alternate day. While Nokia and TCL announced their brand-new LED TVs recently, VU has also announced new LED TVs with 4K resolution in 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch, and 65-inch sizes. These TVs come with an ultra-edge display which, which as per the company, offers a 40% enhanced brightness and come with a dedi

EU wants Facebook, Twitter to report monthly on fight against fake news

TikTok EU Google Breton100+Engadget / 7h
The European Union wants tech giants to do more than they have to counter fake news for users on the continent. EU foreign policy lead Josep Borrell and European Commission values and transparency VP Vera Jourova have said Facebook, Google and Twitter should produce monthly reports on their efforts to stamp out disinformation campaigns. The officials are not only concerned about attempts by Russi

LG’s latest projector gives you a portable movie theater for $400

200+Engadget / 7h
Home theater projectors are a good option for those that want to bring big screen entertainment into their homes but don’t have bags of cash lying around for an enormous TV. They can still prove a bit expensive though — as our projector guide says, you can expect to pay around $1,500 for a decent-quality 4K HDR model. This is why LG’s latest addition to its CineBeam projector lineup fills a gap i

I Miss the Nintendo Virtual Boy

200+Gizmodo / 7h
It’s rare for a company like Nintendo to release a console that isn’t at least popular amongst its fans—even the Wii U sold over 13 million units. But the Virtual Boy was one of the company’s biggest flops, delivering a disappointing 3D experience that left gamers seeing red: literally. Despite its bizarre hardware… Read more...

Sonos Arc Soundbar Review: A Dolby Atmos Dream

89Wired / 7h
The latest home theater speaker from Sonos sounds better than almost any soundbar you can buy. Plus, it has major smarts.

The Pandemic and the Protests Are Mirror Images

100+Wired / 7h
The debate over Covid-19 and the uprisings against police brutality share perilous pasts and uncertain futures. Together, they can teach us where to go next.

How Waterproof Is Your Apple Watch?

Apple iPhone 12 iOS36How-To Geek / 7h
Just like the iPhone, Apple Watches are water-resistant, but not waterproof. Let’s look at what it’s safe to do while wearing your watch, and which watery activities you should avoid. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Reddit names YC’s Michael Seibel to board, following co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s exit

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On June 5, Alexis Ohanian announced he was stepping down from Reddit’s board of directors. “I believe resignation can actually be an act of leadership from people in power right now,” the site’s founder and former CEO announced. “To everyone fighting to fix our broken nation: do not stop.” The move came as communities across the United States marched for social justice in the wake of the killing

Flatfile scores $7.6M seed investment to simplify data onboarding

100+TechCrunch / 7h
One of the huge challenges companies like enterprise SaaS vendors face with new customers is getting customer data into their service. It’s a problem that Flatfile founders faced first hand in their jobs, and they decided to solve it. Today, the company announced a healthy $7.6 million seed investment to expand on that vision. The company also announced the release of its latest product called Co

5 easy New Orleans escapes you can get to in three hours or less

The Points Guy / 7h
You might know what it means to miss New Orleans , but that doesn’t mean leaving for a few days now and then isn’t good for the soul. In fact, taking an easy trip out of the Big Easy is sometimes just what it takes to appreciate just how special the city is. No matter your reasons for wanting a quick getaway , there are a handful of destinations nearby where you can get some fresh air and, of cou

The 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT looks pretty epic in Ford’s new Cyber Orange

Ford EV Mustang 2020SlashGear / 7h
Ford’s Mustang Mach-E electric crossover isn’t even on dealership forecourts yet, but that hasn’t stopped the automaker from announcing a new color for the EV. The bright new Cyber Orange will only be offered on the Mustang Mach-E GT, the most powerful version that Ford has confirmed so far. It’s a metallic tri-coat, and takes the array of finishes for … Continue reading

Rice researchers advance the manufacturing of sophisticated shape-shifting soft robots

32SlashGear / 7h
Researchers at universities around the world have been working on soft robots and medical implants that can reconfigure themselves on demand. This sort of shape-shifting material is closer to reality thanks to researchers from Rice University’s Brown School of Engineering. The scientists developed a method to print objects that can be manipulated to take on alternative forms when exposed to … Con

Reddit Ireland turns off at midnight to stop racist trolls

200+BBC News - Technology / 7h
The group said it had to take the step because moderators had reached breaking point.

Tinder backlash over Black Lives Matter ban

2KBBC News - Technology / 7h
Dozens of users complained they had been banned from the app for supporting the cause.

Mini John Cooper Works GP Pack is a limited-edition

SlashGear / 8h
Mini is offering a new option for the John Cooper Works version of the iconic Cooper car. The new Works GP package promises to bring “the full potential” of the JCW engine and drivetrain from the racetrack to the road. Mini will build 3000 units starting in July. The package promises to bring “racetrack flare” to the streets. All Works … Continue reading

Why Turkish Airlines Can’t Resume International Flights Yet

400+One Mile at a Time / 8h
Turkish Airlines, typically the world’s most global airline, has grounded all international flights since late March. The airline finally resumed domestic flights in early June, and the plan up until now was for international flights to resume as of today , June 10, 2020. Turkish Airlines doesn’t have permits to fly While Turkish Airlines was supposed to resume international flights today, that w

Hear from Figma founder and CEO Dylan Field at TC Early Stage in July

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Figma is one of the fastest-growing companies in the world of design and in the broader SaaS category. So it goes without saying that we’re absolutely thrilled to have Figma CEO Dylan Field join us at Early Stage , our virtual two-day conference on July 21 and 22, as a speaker. You can pick up a ticket to the event here! Early Stage is all about giving entrepreneurs the tools they need to be succ

Pinwheel is the API platform for income verification that every fintech and neobank needs

400+TechCrunch / 8h
A lot of founders start building one idea and in the process, find another one that is more alluring. Perhaps the most well-known example is Tiny Speck, a game publisher of a relatively uninteresting MMORPG where the founders grew sufficiently frustrated with their internal team communications tools that they migrated from game building to designing a chatting app known as Slack. That’s the story

Why feminine design is the next frontier to more gender-inclusive video games

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From a programming perspective, binary is embedded into the way developers make video games. But beyond the 1s and 0s of coding itself, for a long time another kind of binary has been imposed onto game design, genre labels, and industry marketing: gender. Generally speaking, masculinity has defined design in mainstream and "hardcore" games — while femininity has been sequestered to games labeled

7 Al-lure-ing Fishing Subscription Boxes for the Avid Fisherman

32How-To Geek / 8h
Fishing is a relaxing recreational activity and a popular competitive sport, and it’s all about having the right gear to get the job done. These fishing subscription boxes offer the best gear for any and all types of fishing enthusiasts. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Travel Through History with These Famous Travelogues

29How-To Geek / 8h
Sure, you can’t take a trip right now, but you can still see the world through the eyes of the travelers who came before you. Just pick up one of these historic travelogues! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

The Best Apps for Fixing Your Wifi

71Gizmodo / 8h
Troubleshooting your wifi can be an exercise in frustration. Why aren’t you getting the speeds you promised? Why does your phone lose connection behind the fish tank? Just how much of a difference is your new mesh router making? To answer these and more questions, you need to install a wifi analyzer app on your phone. Read more...

Elon Musk makes Starship rocket top priority

Popular Mechanics / 8h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Cheap business class deals: Fly JetBlue Mint to the West Coast, Caribbean for under $740

The Points Guy / 8h
Editor’s note: As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. We’re starting to see more premium cabin deals as more travelers begin to take to the skies even ami

Anova's Sous Vide Precision Cooker Pro is $200 off on Amazon

89Engadget / 8h
We’re pretty big fans of sous vide (“under vacuum”) cooking, but it’s not the easiest culinary skill. Fortunately, there are a number of gadgets out there designed to make it more accessible, and our more food-orientated editors frequently sing the praises of Anova’s products — what’s not to like about perfectly-cooked food with minimum effort? Now, its Pro Precision Cooker is available on Amazon

NS8 raises $123M led by Lightspeed for its suite of online fraud prevention tools

200+TechCrunch / 8h
Online fraud costs people and organizations billions of dollars each year — with one aspect alone, identity fraud, a $16.9 billion problem in 2019, says Javelin Research , and each dollar of spend online estimated to cost $3.13 in fraud recovery, according to LexisNexis Risk Solutions . Today, a startup that’s built a platform to identify and prevent fraud across a range of e-commerce-related cas

Direct-to-consumer startup studio Innovation Department raises $3.7M

200+TechCrunch / 8h
Innovation Department , a startup building a portfolio of direct-to-consumer brands, is announcing that it has raised its first outside capital in a $3.7 million funding round It’s only launched one of those brands so far — WellPath , which offers customized nutritional supplements. But the next, a pet wellness brand called Finn , is scheduled to launch next month. Innovation Department was actua

Samsung Galaxy Buds are Excellent AirPods Alternatives, Especially at Today's $40 Price Drop

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Samsung Galaxy Buds | $90 | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

This Surface Pro 7 deal is now available for just $599 - with a keyboard included

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The Surface Pro 7 has been enjoying deals for the last few weeks, but this offer from Best Buy may just be the best one of them all. At a $599 price point you are, of course, picking up the entry level model. With 4GB RAM, a 128GB SSD, and an i3 processor, this is a configuration for lighter browsing and work rather than more high performance computing. However, you're also getting the Type Cover

Reddit appoints Michael Seibel to Ohanian's vacated board seat

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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian stepped down from his position on the board last week, urging the company to fill his seat with a black candidate. Now, the company has appointed Michael Seibel, a venture capital investor, advisor and entrepreneur, in his place. Seibel is well known for promoting diversity and inclusion. “I want to thank Steve [Huffman, CEO], Alexis, and the entire Reddit board f

COVID Surcharges Have Started In Las Vegas

100+View from the Wing / 8h
As properties re-open in Las Vegas it looks like there's a new opportunity for a surprise 'gotcha,' a COVID-19 surcharge. When destinations around the world that have re-opened, or that are looking to, are practically paying you to come, we're starting to see extra charges not listed on the menu show up on bills in Las Vegas. And yes - it's identified as a "COVID-19 crisis" surcharge. Continue re

Podhero Wants to Be Patreon for Podcasts

100+Wired / 8h
The streaming app aims to take on Spotify—and the entire podcast advertising business—by charging listeners a subscription fee.

The Dangers of Excluding Women From HIV Prevention Drug Tests

100+Wired / 8h
PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, pills are highly effective in blocking HIV if taken daily. But their drug trials have a mixed track record for access.

Flight review: Alaska Airlines first class from Seattle to New York JFK on a Boeing 737-900

The Points Guy / 8h
During the COVID-19 crisis, our team has temporarily ceased taking review trips. However, we are publishing new flight , hotel and lounge reviews, from trips taken before the lockdown. We have also been publishing a selection of our most popular reviews from the past year. We hope this will help you choose once we’re all ready to start booking trips again. Bear in mind that for the foreseeable fu

LG Velvet with two-year-old CPU reportedly headed for some markets

SlashGear / 8h
Were you struck by the beauty of the LG Velvet’s new design but was put off by either its price or its Snapdragon 700 series chipset. It seems that LG already predicted this kind of reaction and already had a different kind of LG Velvet prepared. In a case of “be careful what you wish for”, however, this variant will … Continue reading

Google Meet vs. Zoom: Which One Is Right for You?

73How-To Geek / 8h
Google Meet and Zoom might seem almost the same. While both services make large-scale video conferencing easy, though, there’s a lot more going on under the hood. Here’s what you need to know to choose the right one for you. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

11 Fantastic Photo Editors for Your iPad

32How-To Geek / 8h
You might expect to need a powerful desktop or laptop to get into photo editing, but there are actually many great photo editors available for the iPad. Whether you’re looking to get into the nitty-gritty of the photo-editing world or just want to add a cool effect to your photos, there’s sure to be an app for you. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How To Redeem Miles For Emirates’ New First Class

100+One Mile at a Time / 8h
Let me start by saying that I’m writing about this not because this is necessarily the time to redeem miles for Emirates first class (given all the uncertainty, border closures, etc.), but rather because there’s an exciting development to how Emirates is releasing first class award availability. As far as I’m concerned, Emirates’ new first class is the best first class product in the world . Emir

Extra Crunch Live: Join Superhuman CEO Rahul Vohra for a live Q&A on June 16 at 2pm EDT/11 AM PDT

100+TechCrunch / 9h
The hits keep on coming with Extra Crunch Live: Next week, we’ll have Superhuman founder and CEO Rahul Vohra live for a chat on Tuesday, June 16 at 2 PM EDT/11 AM PDT. Extra Crunch members get the chance to ask Vohra questions directly, so be sure to sign up ahead of the call . Superhuman dared to do what few could imagine possible: change email. The company created one of the most sought-after w

Today only: Samsung Galaxy Buds deals offer their lowest price yet

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
If you've been after some new true wireless earbuds, you may have had your eye on a pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds. With the next generation already on the shelves and new models on their way, these powerful earphones have already been seeing some decent price cuts over the last few weeks. However, today you can pick up Samsung's original true wireless earbuds for their lowest price ever, thanks to

NASA says sunlight causes cracks on the surface of asteroid Bennu

SlashGear / 9h
As asteroids orbit the sun, they’re constantly bombarded by meteoroids, radiation, and now NASA scientists determined that even sunlight can wear down their surfaces. The NASA OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has shown that rocks on the surface of Bennu are being cracked by heating cycles as the sunlight hits them during the day, and the rocks cool at night. NASA says this … Continue reading

Booking direct: How much value does IHG status provide?

The Points Guy / 9h
Selecting a hotel for any trip requires a lot of research and planning. Even once you’ve made a choice, you still need to determine how to book your stay. You could simply book the least expensive rate you can find through a hotel booking app , but you may not earn points or get elite benefits for booking directly . These benefits and earnings may be worth more than you’d expect, especially if yo

The Morning After: Is Apple ready to shift from Intel to its own CPUs?

100+Engadget / 9h
There have been rumors for a while that Apple might replace the Mac’s Intel processors with its own chips. If it did, it would cause a seismic shift in the PC industry -- it was huge when Apple moved from PowerPC chips to Intel, roughly 15 years ago . The company may finally confirm this move at its WWDC developer conference , according to Bloomberg . Earlier leaks suggested the new chips would b

Vodafone: Huawei ban could prevent UK 5G leadership

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Vodafone has warned the UK government that a blanket ban on Huawei equipment would cost the country any chance of maintaining its 5G leadership. Independent observers recently named the UK as the sixth most developed 5G nation in the world and the second most developed in Europe. The UK’s position as a 5G leader marks a dramatic reversal from 4G when it lagged behind the rest of Europe. EE, O2, T

US & Canada Border Closure To Be Extended

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The border between the US and Canada has been closed for non-essential travel since March 21. As of now the border is supposed to be closed through June 21, though it’s now being reported by Reuters that the closure will be extended by an additional month, through July 21. This would mark the third extension, as we’ve always seen the border closure extended by a month at a time (first through Apr

Sony headphones sale sees huge price cuts on WH-1000XM3 and more

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Sony headphones are among the best headphones you can buy in 2020 – and right now, Amazon has some brilliant deals on the brand's audio gadgets that could save you a lot of money. The best deal of the lot is on the Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Headphones , which have topped our list of the best headphones for two years running, thanks to their stellar noise-cancelling tech, fantastic audio quality, a

Pixel Buds updates promised to fix showstopping audio issues

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Given their rivalry, it really was no surprise that Google would come out with its own take on the truly wireless stereo earbuds trend that the Apple Airpods started. Unfortunately, it seems to have been unable to nail down what made those white buds popular, especially when it came to the quality of the overall experience. After all, one can … Continue reading

Bang & Olufsen is working on Xbox-approved audio accessories

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You already have plenty of high-end headsets to choose from for your Xbox gaming needs. But if you’re partial to Bang & Olufsen, you may want to keep an eye out for the audio company’s future product announcements: It has teamed up with Xbox to design premium audio gear for gaming that’ll meet the “ Designed for Xbox ” program standards. That’s the brand’s hardware program, where member partners

AMD reveals more about PS5 and Xbox Series X graphics, plus its Zen 3 and 4 plans

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AMD has released more info on the graphics architecture that will be powering the PS5 and Xbox Series X (plus its future PC gaphics cards), and has scotched rumors that it will be switching to the 5nm process for its upcoming Zen 3 processors. AMD has released fresh slides that confirm that Zen 3 will continue to use the 7nm node. That means we’ll have to wait until Zen 4 , which is aiming for re

Across the Globe, Scientists Are Striking for Black Lives

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On June 10, thousands of academics are stopping research activities to educate themselves about disparities and take action against systemic racism in science.

IBM's Withdrawal Won't Mean the End of Facial Recognition

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Many other companies continue to offer similar services, which studies show are less accurate for women and people of color.

Nintendo Game Boy Hackers Are Building a Better Retro Console

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Fueled by nostalgia and longing for a simpler time, hardware tinkerers are injecting new life into the iconic handheld game console.

5-month-old Indonesian startup Ula raises $10.5 million for its wholesale e-commerce marketplace

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Five-month-old Indonesian startup Ula that aims to help small retailers solve inefficiencies that they face in supply chain, inventory, and working capital, said today it has raised $10.5 million in a new financing round to grow its business in the Southeast Asian market. The Seed round was led by Sequoia India and Lightspeed India. SMDV, Quona Capital, Saison Capital, Alter Global and a clutch o

Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport: The Driver’s Bugatti

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You can think of the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport as a sportier, more agile, and track-focused version of a regular Chiron. And as such, the Pur Sport is not all about achieving the highest top speed. “The Chiron Pur Sport is a hyper sports car that yearns for country roads with as many bends as possible,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President … Continue reading

7 ways to earn miles for your next vacation without leaving the house

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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has changed just about every facet of our daily lives, including how we eat, shop and travel. For many people, the extended quarantines and lockdown have also disrupted their normal points and miles-earning strategy, much of which had depended on travel or points earned from shopping in-person. Just because we aren’t traveling right now, that doesn’t mean you can’

Israeli tech firm shows off anti-drone technology

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Google is shaking up one of Chrome's most important features on Android

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Google is planning a major redesign for one of Google Chrome's most important features on Android: autofill. If you've ever shopped online using Chrome, you'll be familiar with the tool that automatically completes forms for you, allowing you to enter your name, address, phone number and other details with a single tap rather than typing them out in full. It can be a real time-saver (particularly

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 is finally in production

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The long-awaited sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is now in production. Nick Kondo, lead animator at Sony Imageworks, posted that it was his first day working on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 earlier this week. The animated feature film has a scheduled release date of October 7, 2022. Here's confirmation from Kondo that he's started working on the movie: The Spider-Verse sequel w

Gear S3 smartwatches get Bixby as S Voice goes silent

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Few tears will probably be shed for S Voice’s departure this month. Back when Siri was still just starting out, Samsung’s homegrown voice-activated helper seemed like a good idea. But like many of Samsung’s experiments, it has fallen by the wayside and has become practically unusable, especially on smartwatches. Fortunately for Samsung fans, Bixby is around and it’s coming to … Continue reading

David Lynch's creepy web series 'Rabbits' is back online

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Just in case the world was not already enough of a nightmarish hellscape for you, obscure film director David Lynch has released his dread-inducing “sitcom” Rabbits onto YouTube. The former eight-part web series features a family of humanoid rabbits that live in a city continually deluged by rain, haunted by a fearful mystery. It’s an unnerving and unsettling show — pretty much exactly what you’d

'The Last of Us Part II' and Its Crisis-Strewn Path to Release

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Videogame developer Naughty Dog was racing to finish the sequel to its blockbuster set in a post-pandemic dystopia. Then it was hit with trolls, hackers—and a real pandemic.

This Facebook smart glasses patent shows a future potential Apple Glass rival

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While the rumored Apple Glasses are the smart glasses most people are aware of, other companies are working on similar tech too and we've just seen a first glimpse at how Facebook's own alternative might work. This comes from a patent found by Patently Mobile , which shows how one key piece of tech in the Facebook Glasses (as we're calling them, though that might not be the final name) may work.

How to turn filming the police into the end of police brutality

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Of all the videos that were released after George Floyd’s murder, the one recorded by 17-year-old Darnella Frazier on her phone is the most jarring. It shows Officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck as Floyd pleads, “Please, please, please, I can’t breathe,” and it shows Chauvin refusing to budge. A criminal complaint later states that Chauvin pinned Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 second

O2 to use Ericsson for UK 5G

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O2 has extended its partnership with Ericsson and will use the Swedish telecoms equipment manufacturer’s radio kit to power its 5G network in parts of the UK. Ericsson hardware, software and services will be used to upgrade existing 2G, 3G and 4G sites in the ‘west’ of the UK and to enable the wider rollout of 5G services. This covers cities such as Manchester, Liverpool and Cardiff. The operator

Creative Outlier Air TWS earbuds launched in India at Rs. 6,999

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Just a couple of days back we reported that the True Wireless stereo earbuds are a driving force in the wearable segment in India. Now we have yet another entrant in the busy market, however, the new Creative Outlier Air is different simply because they come from the house of the audio veteran brand Creative. Among its key highlights are the long battery life, aptX support, impressive audio perfo

Facebook sues Indian company for domain fraud

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Social media biggie Facebook has filed a case against 12 domain names registered by India-based proxy service Compsys Domain Solutions Private Ltd in a bid to prevent fraud and stop the malicious use of its and its product names. Compsys had apparently registered names like:, and This, Facebook said in a statament, was "designed t

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 battery life may beat the company's other Android tablets

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Leaks of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 have started with some sources claiming it may land alongside the Galaxy Note 20 at the start of August, and we're also starting to learn some of the specs that may be included. The latest leak suggests the upcoming tablet will come with a larger battery cell than last year's Galaxy Tab S6 . According to a certification document spotted by MySmartPrice , the Gal

Farewell to Gummy Bear Jars: Tech Offices Get a Virus Safety Makeover

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Companies like Salesforce created workplaces with all the comforts of home. But now they may feel more like hospitals.

Intel chipsets hit by another major security flaw

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Intel processors are facing another major security threat after researchers uncovered a new attack on the company's hardware. Known as SGAxe , the attack targets a supposedly super-secure function within Intel processors in the latest attempt to steal protected user data in a long line of attacks since 2018's Meltdown and Spectre threats. Intel says it has already released fixes and patches to co

Facebook’s new feature allows bulk-delete of old posts

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Gain a third limb with this robotic arm

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The Last of Us 2 will let you entirely customize your PS4 DualShock controller

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The Last of Us 2 is going to have an unprecedented focus on accessibility, it seems, with developer Naughty Dog offering a variety of presets designed to cater to those with vision, hearing, or motor impairments – as well as free customization of every input on the PS4 DualShock controller . Building on accessibility features used in past titles from the dev, such as the Uncharted games, a press

Get 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for only $23

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A three-month subscription of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is now only $23 at Best Buy, down from its normal $45 price tag. Game Pass Ultimate grants you access to a sizable library of games that you can play on your Xbox One or PC. Joining Game Pass nets you extra savings -- up to 20 percent off -- on games that have been out for at least 30 days, plus 10 percent off add-ons and consumables. There ar

Protect your data with this simple VPN that's on sale for a limited time

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TL;DR: Stay protected while online with a three-year subscription to™ VPN for $99.99, a 66% savings as of June 10. Your internet data may be one of your most valuable assets. Can you believe that? Companies *seriously* care about the websites you visit and are willing to pay big for that information. Why? So they can serve you with ad after ad until you break down and buy that thing yo

Save 50% on this Gourmia air fryer and give fried food a healthier twist

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This inkless metal pen can write forever, and it's on sale

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TL;DR: Write with style with the Forever Pininfarina Cambiano inkless pen for $64.99, a 49% savings as of June 10. Americans toss out about 1.6 billion disposable pens annually. In other words, we're littering landfills and waterways in a way that's similar to our single-use straw issue. Cities have already done a lot to eliminate the excessive use of plastic straws, so maybe it's time we focus o

Scientists strike to call out systemic racism in STEM

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This secure VPN is extending annual subscriptions for free

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TL;DR: A one-year subscription to Private Internet Access is on sale for $2.85 per month as of June 10, saving you 71% on list price. Selecting the right VPN can feel like an impossible task. There are so many providers to consider, and it often comes down to the small things. Most of the best services offer similar packages at similar prices, so little extras can make all the difference. Private

BlackRock backs Trustly, bank transfer payments platform now valued at over $1B

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Online payments are often synonymous with card payments, but today a startup that’s built a profitable alternative, based around making and taking payments by way of a bank transfer, is announcing a round of funding amid a surge of growth. Trustly , a startup from Sweden that has built a platform to make it as easy (and competitive) for merchants to accept bank transfers as it is to take card pay

How the space industry has adjusted to life under coronavirus

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Like other industries, space hasn’t been immune to the effects of covid-19 pandemic. Operations across the world have been slowed or shut down thanks to lockdowns imposed by governments to stop the spread of the virus. The recent Crew Dragon launch of astronauts to the International Space Station by SpaceX and NASA was more of an exception than the rule. But that doesn’t mean space is over. NASA,

Is this the worst movie on Netflix?

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It looks like Netflix has a real stinker on its hands. The streaming company's latest original movie, The Last Days of American Crime, is currently languishing with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 0% . Zero. Zilch. Nil-pwa . The Last Days of American Crime is an apocalyptic tale that sees the US government planning to emit a signal to essentially make crime impossible to commit. But it seems there's

SAPS issue TikTok, Whisper warnings to parents

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 gets launch date and flat screen, rumors say

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 is launching in less than two months, and it's bringing a couple of friends for the ride. This is according to leaker Jon Prosser , who claims Samsung will have a (virtual) Unpacked event on August 5. Alongside the Note 20 flagship, the company will also launch two foldable devices: the Fold 2 and the ZFlip 5G. All of the phones will become available for purchase on Aug.

Dead Space on PS5? Writer hints new game could be revealed on June 11

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The Dead Space series has been dormant since 2013, but the sci-fi survival horror game might be getting a welcomed revival on PS5 . Dead Space writer and novelist Antony Johnston took to Twitter to tease that he’s been working on a big video game for almost two years, and encouraged people to watch Sony’s PS5 games reveal event on Thursday (June 11) to find out more. When pressed further by a cur

This bricklaying robot can construct a house in 48 hours

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The Hadrian X , created by Fastbrick Robotics, can lay up to 200 bricks an hour and build a full-sized home in 48 hours. Fastbrick Robotics hopes to apply the speedy technology to new and more complex building designs around the world. Read more... More about Robot , Building , Construction , Bricklaying Robot , and Tech

Unheralded Indian IT firm was running world's largest hack-for-hire service

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An unheralded and unheard of Indian company based out of Delhi, BellTrox InfoTech Services, is alleged to have been spying on investors, politicians, lawyers, and environmental groups across the world for seven years, according to an investigative report. BellTrox, it is claimed, hacked into, and spied on, over 10,000 email accounts of targets across countries and professions, including judges in