Wednesday, June 17, 2020

TPS Consulting Wednesday Afternoon Edition


Xbox Series X price leak could blow PS5 out of the water

300+SlashGear / 5h
The Microsoft Xbox Series X price and release date schedule leaked in part, suggesting the Sony PlayStation 5 could be in trouble. Of course we still do not know the pricing of the PlayStation 5 for certain, but if a leaked listing on Amazon France proves accurate, Sony might need to make some adjustments. Today’s situation with Microsoft seems to … Continue reading

Spirit Airlines CEO sees recovery taking a ‘big move in the right direction’ in July

4KThe Points Guy / 9h
Spirit Airlines is ready to carry all those would-be travelers who, after months of being at home, are eager to hit the beaches in Florida or spend a night out in Las Vegas . Leisure travelers, the South Florida-based budget carrier’s bread-and-butter market, are coming back in a big enough way to allow for a significant return of flying in July. Spirit plans to operate around 550 flights a day n

Holy Cow: Half Of Employees Tested At Orlando Airport Are Positive For COVID-19

300+View from the Wing / 6h
Florida reported that 260 out of 500 employees at Orlando International Airport (MCO) tested positive for the novel coronavirus. They did widespread testing at the airport as a result of a handful of cases there, followed up by contact tracing. The 52% positivity rate is huge, but – without more information about the specific roles involved – makes sense for indoor air conditioned environment. Co

Justice Department proposes major overhaul of Sec. 230 protections

Hawley Section 230
Ars Technica / 10min
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images ) The Department of Justice today released a set of proposals calling for sweeping reform to the law that grants immunity to apps and websites for the content users post or share to them, following months of political rhetoric about the supposed suppression of conservative speech online. The proposal outlines recommended changes to Section 230 of the

'Pokémon Smile' left me with clean teeth and lots of questions

Pokémon Shield NS Switch
Mashable / 14min
Nintendo's Pokémon Presents broadcast introduced a series of exciting releases for fans of the franchise, including an expansion for Pokémon Sword and Shield and an upcoming new Pokémon Snap for the Nintendo Switch. Among these larger announcements was the reveal for Pokémon Smile , an AR game for mobile in which "children can brush their teeth to rescue Pokémon that have been captured by cavity-

Google Alerts accidentally circulating malware among users

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 23min
Fraudsters are using black SEO, Google Sites and spam pages to push fake data breach notifications impersonating big name companies in an effort to distribute malware and scams. As reported by BleepingComputer , Google Alerts help to spread these fake notifications as the service monitors search results looking for user-defined keywords. To spread their malware, the scammers either created pages

People are using Twitter's new audio tweet feature to mostly troll and joke

Twitter Voice Feature
Mashable / 27min
Twitter dropped a new feature on Wednesday, effectively allowing people to tweet voice memos. As with anything on Twitter, the jokes soon followed. As of right now, only some users seem to have access to the feature, which has only been rolled out for iOS. It lets you record up to 140 seconds of audio and then tweet it out in a post that looks pretty much like any other tweet. People are already

See the Motorola Edge Plus green screen issues that won’t make you envious

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 31min
Motorola Edge Plus owners are taking to forums to voice concerns over display issues that have manifested after a recent software update in early June. Edge Plus users complained on Motorola forums that the edges of their screens became tinted a greenish gray. Other photos also showed darkened spots and even entire displays turned a green hue. Here's an example one user posted : Motorola rushed o

This Candyman Shadow Puppet Short Film Is a Horrific Mirror You Can't Look Away From

Gizmodo / 37min
Much as the Candyman film franchise focuses on the stories of people foolish enough to summon a murderous ghoul into their midst by chanting his name, the films have always been, at their cores, gruesome reflections on the American legacy of anti-Black racism that led to the lynchings of thousands over the centuries. Read more...

Apple doubles down on its right to profit from other businesses

80TechCrunch / 37min
Apple this week is getting publicly dragged for digging in its heels over its right to take a cut of subscription-based transactions that flow through its App Store. Almost unbelievably, it’s doing so so in the middle of antitrust investigations both in the E.U. and the U.S . — the latter which CEO Tim Cook may decide to skip — in which lawmakers will attempt to determine if Apple abuses its mark

How to Help Your Memory When Stress Is Taking Its Toll

25Lifehacker / 46min
If you’ve been extra forgetful lately, you are not alone. Chronic stress, as well as anxiety and depression, can cause forgetfulness, confusion and difficulty concentrating . But before you resign yourself to a fate of perpetual lost keys and forgotten names, here are some strategies to help your memory and alleviate… Read more...

Easily Organize Your Pantry With a Set of Food Storage Containers

Lifehacker / 46min
Food Storage Containers | $31 | Amazon

The big Pokemon announcements aren’t over yet

Pokemon Nintendo Switch
SlashGear / 47min
Earlier today, The Pokemon Company made a number of big announcements. Not only did it launch the first expansion for Pokemon Sword and Shield, but it also revealed a new Pokemon Snap game for Nintendo Switch alongside an upcoming game for Switch and mobile devices called Pokemon Cafe Mix. It turns out, however, that these aren’t all the announcements The … Continue reading

American’s Supply Chain Breaks Down, Can’t Get Sprite Zero

View from the Wing / 48min
As airlines move away from inflight alcohol to save money , soft drink selection takes on greater importance. For domestic flights and for international flights departing the U.S. there appear to be 'supply chain issues'. Flight attendants have been told that while "[o]n June 1, we began transitioning from Sierra Mist to Sprite" individual flights now may have either one but not both . And Sprite

Zoom Reverses Course and Promises End-to-End Encryption for All Users

Zoom End Encryption
84Wired / 48min
The video conferencing platform had previously said that only paid accounts would get the feature—a move privacy advocates roundly decried.

AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 3000XT brings 7nm improvements, higher boost

AMD Ryzen 3 XT 3000
28Ars Technica / 49min
Enlarge / "Thermal solution must be purchased separately" for both the Ryzen 9 3900XT, and Ryzen 7 3800XT. (Ryzen 5 customers still get the freebie.) (credit: AMD ) On Tuesday, AMD announced three new additions to its desktop Ryzen CPU line: Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 5 3600XT. The new processor designs are expected to become generally available on July 7, the anniversary of the or

Soccer and airplanes: Our favorite English Premier League aircraft liveries

The Points Guy / 50min
While being grounded for the past three months has been hard enough, the lack of pro sports has been an added pain for many. If you are a soccer fan, though, your future is looking brighter: just as travel begins to ramp back up , the most viewed football league in the world has also returned. As of Wednesday, the English Premier League has resumed holding matches. It won’t be the same football /

Google's racial equity push includes $175 million for Black businesses

60Engadget / 52min
Google’s commitment to supporting the Black community will extend well beyond YouTube’s $100 million fund . Google and Alphabet chief Sundar Pichai has unveiled a racial equity initiative that, among other things, will contribute a total of $175 million toward creating economic opportunities for Black businesses and workers. Most, $100 million, will go toward funding participation for Black-led c

How to Get Unemployment Even If You're Working

20Lifehacker / 1h
If the economic impacts of the pandemic put you out of a job this spring, you’re probably scraping by with a mix of your state’s unemployment benefits plus an extra $600 weekly payment thanks to the CARES Act . But what happens to those benefits if you go back to work—especially if you’re only able to work a fraction… Read more...

A Beginner's Guide To The Last Of Us

200+Lifehacker / 1h
Seven years ago, to the week, Naughty Dog released the third-person, survival-action game The Last of Us . It floored fans and critics and sold 20 million copies across two editions , cementing a position in the pantheon of great video games. Now the sequel is upon us: Naughty Dog will release the much-anticipated… Read more...

The lengthy plan to restart the NBA season features fitness rings for temperature tracking

84TechCrunch / 1h
A memo obtained by The Athletic details the NBA’s plans to play out the remainder of the 2019-2020 season, beginning at the end of June. It’s a fairly detailed return to action for the league, including some notable tidbits, like, “It is critical that every player understand that he has the right to choose not to return to play.” Sports are undoubtedly an important part of a society attempting a

Boston Dynamics now sells a robot dog to the public, starting at $74,500

82Ars Technica / 1h
Meet Spot, the robodog. [credit: Boston Dynamics ] Boston Dynamics, easily the world's leading robotics company, is selling a robot to the public for the first time in its 28-year history. The company's robotic quadruped, "Spot," is now for sale on , where you can take home your very own robotic dog for a cool $74,500. If you can't tell from the price, Spot is an industria

Physicists Say They’ve Found Evidence of Elusive Axion Particle

200+Futurism / 1h
An international team of physicists claim they may have found evidence for a long-theorized type of subatomic particle called the axion. The axion was first suggested in the 1970s to explain discrepancies in particle physics. They have also become a popular way to explain the existence of dark matter, the nebulous stuff that makes up 85 percent of the mass of the universe. But scientists have nev

Belle Delphine, known for selling 'gamer girl bathwater,' is back

24Mashable / 1h
After nearly a year of silence, bathwater entrepreneur and PornHub troll Belle Delphine is online again. Delphine announced her return in a tweet on Wednesday, accompanied by a bubbly rap about being a gamer on her YouTube page. "You were thinking I died? Bitch surprise," Delphine rapped in the NSFW video . She proceeded to rhyme "Gobble up" with "Here's a big duck." I'm...b..back ??? https://t.c

How to Make Spreadable Butter With Two Ingredients

32Lifehacker / 1h
I am a diehard devotee of the room temperature butter lifestyle , but sometimes I forget to replenish the butter dish, which leaves me with nothing but frigid, brittle butter. Though I have found ways around this , it’s moments like these where I “get” the appeal of a spreadable not-really-butter butter-like substance. Read more...

LATAM Argentina Ceases Operations

52One Mile at a Time / 1h
LATAM filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy a few weeks ago. That’s simply a method for the company to reorganize, and the plan was for the airline to continue operating. Unfortunately that won’t be the case for at least one LATAM affiliate. LATAM Argentina is ceasing operation It has just been announced that LATAM Argentina will cease passenger and cargo operations for an “indefinite period of time” d

Blowing Bubbles to Pollinate Flowers

100+NYT > Technology / 1h
Researchers in Japan have developed a soap bubble-based pollination method that is as effective as doing it by hand.

Delta Air Lines ‘committed’ to new Boston hub; Austin, Raleigh focus cities

The Points Guy / 1h
Delta Air Lines is committed to returning to its coastal hubs and many of its focus cities as it begins what is expected to be a multi-year rebuilding of the airline’s route map. The Atlanta-based carrier will return to its hubs in Boston (BOS) — its newest hub — Los Angeles (LAX) , New York John F. Kennedy (JFK) and LaGuardia (LGA), and Seattle (SEA) as it resumes flying, Delta CEO Ed Bastian to

Google lays out a spate of changes designed to diversify its management, its products, and startups

100+TechCrunch / 1h
As the world awakens to the many ways that people of color are systematically discriminated against, companies whose future depends on their ability to address their own role in this entrenched societal issue are taking some action. For its part, following weeks of protests around the U.S. and world to defeat racism, Alphabet just announced a number of related promises as part of its commitment t

Software shares set new records as tech rallies

Uber Jump Lyft Seattle
100+TechCrunch / 1h
In another up for technology shares, software companies saw their values reach new heights today. The day’s trading comes after a sell-off last week eased some of technology companies’ rebounds from their COVID-19 lows; stocks in tech companies have more than made up for their early-year declines in mid-2020, with the Nasdaq reaching 10,000 points before giving up some ground. Today the Nasdaq Co

SiriusXM acquires podcast analytics company Simplecast

SlashGear / 1h
SiriusXM, the company still best known for its satellite radio service, has acquired another company: Simplecast. The analytics and podcast management company joins SiriusXM’s own push into the increasingly crowded market, something the company says will help podcasters earn more revenue. With extra help from the SiriusXM-Pandora team and the resources they bring, Simplecast says it will be able

Norway just became the first place in the world to allow ocean cruises to resume. Will others follow?

The Points Guy / 1h
Ocean cruising is back, baby! Well, sort of. Norwegian cruise and ferry company Hurtigruten on Tuesday restarted its famed ferry service along the coast of Norway , which often draws traditional cruisers as well as locals traveling between Norwegian towns. The company’s 919-passenger Finnmarken, which is a hybrid between a ferry and a cruise ship, departed from Bergen in the southern part of Norw

Humble Bundle's Fight for Racial Justice offer includes 'Spelunky,' 'Baba Is You,' and more

34Mashable / 1h
On the same day that brought their Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality offer to a close — which helped raise $8.17 million for organizations fighting racial injustice — Humble Bundle announced that they too will be hosting a special charity bundle that will donate 100% of its proceeds to projects related to the Black Lives Matter movement. [Editor's note: Humble Bundle is owned by Mash

A guide to protesting: What to know, wear, and bring

42Mashable / 1h
Cries of, “No justice, no peace,” ring out across the country and show no signs of stopping. Since the killing of George Floyd, who died after an officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes on May 25 as Floyd said he couldn't breathe, we’ve seen protests happening across the globe , with participation in all 50 states and overseas. Demonstrators are calling for an end to police brutality,

Twitter begins rolling out audio tweets on iOS

Twitter Tweet Audio iOS
100+TechCrunch / 1h
Twitter is rolling out to its platform a new type of tweet — audio tweets — allowing users to share thoughts in audio form inside their feeds. The feature will only be available to some iOS users for now, though the company says all iOS users should have access “in the coming weeks.” No word on an Android or web rollout yet. For users with access to the new feature, the process is pretty straight

'Horizon Forbidden West' won't be a PS5 launch title

100+Engadget / 1h
Sony and Guerrilla Games tentatively plan to release Horizon Forbidden West sometime next year. In a new video detailing the upcoming open-world title, game director Mathijs de Jonge, said the studio "aims" to release the game in 2021. That means Forbidden West won't make the PlayStation 5's 2020 holiday launch . Outside of a release date, the three-minute video is full of tantalizing details. Ac

Twitter test lets users post voice messages for 'a more human touch'

48Engadget / 1h
Twitter is testing a new feature that allows users to include an audio clip with a tweet. In its announcement today, Twitter said voice messages “will add a more human touch to the way we use Twitter” and help convey the appropriate tone for tweets. You can include text with your voice recording, or simply allow your voice message to speak for itself. Sending a voice tweet is fairly intuitive: Ta

Arkansas Sues Televangelist for Selling Fake COVID-19 Cure

400+Futurism / 1h
The state of Arkansas is suing famed televangelist Jim Bakker for selling useless, made-up cures for COVID-19. In February, Bakker and Sherril Sellman, a guest on his TV show, advertised a colloidal silver solution that they claimed could eliminate coronaviruses from the human body within 12 hours, the Springfield News-Leader reports . Needless to say, colloidal silver, which describes any soluti

This Is Democrats' Make-or-Break Climate Moment

29Gizmodo / 2h
The world is facing a make-or-break moment for climate policy. Without unprecedented action, we’re all but guaranteed to see catastrophic climate breakdown by the end of the decade. Read more...

ASUS's latest ZenBooks are thin and light but don't skip on ports

ASUS Rog Phone 3 RAM
37Engadget / 2h
ASUS has unveiled a trio of new laptops it says are the “world’s thinnest” — the ZenBook 13 (UX325), ZenBook 14 (UX425/UM425) and ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363). The devices, which have been popping up at retailers over the past week, are meant to be ultra portable without sacrificing I/O capabilities. The ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425) are both 13.9 mm thin, but also offer full-size USB Type

This natural coating can make your produce last longer — Future Blink

44Mashable / 2h
Apeel is a plant-based coating that helps fruits and veggies stay fresh. Read more... More about Tech , Science , Food , Mashable Video , and Future Blink

Zoom U-turns on no e2e encryption for free users

Zoom End Encryption
88TechCrunch / 2h
In a major security U-turn, videoconferencing platform Zoom has said it will, after all, offer end-to-end encryption to all users — including those who do not pay to use its service. The caveat is that free users must provide certain “additional” pieces of information for verification purposes (such as a phone number where they can respond to a verification link) before being allowed to use e2e e

Lecturing at home

44MIT Technology Review / 2h
Jacob White, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was invited by Dean of Digital Learning Krisha Rajagopal to share the details of his teaching-from-home set up with the Academic Continuity Working Group. In this short video during one of the ACWG’s 8 a.m. calls, he walks through how he devised a makeshift lecture hall in his house to teach his class in feedback system design

Transcribe Anti-Slavery Letters to Help Historians

100+Lifehacker / 2h
The Boston Public Library has a collection of letters that were sent to and from anti-slavery activists in the 19th century. The only problem: They’re handwritten, which makes them hard to read and impossible to search. This is where you come in. Read more...

The Segway's Inventor Wants to Mass-Produce Human Organs—Yes, You Read That Right

22Gizmodo / 2h
You remember the Segway, the two-wheeled device that required a gymnastics-level of balance to ride standing upright? Its inventor is currently working on an incredibly ambitious project to create a massive lab for growing human organs—once the FDA approves lab-grown organs for human transplant, of course. There’s… Read more...

50% Rebate On Air Canada Award Tickets

View from the Wing / 2h
Air Canada Aeroplan is offerings a 50% rebate on redemptions of Canadian domestic flights and between the U.S. and Canada booked by July 1 for travel between July 1 and October 15, 2020. Even though the 'border closure' has been extended, that actually doesn't prevent Canadians from flying to the U.S. and of course restrictions on travel could be lifted come late July or beyond. You may think boo

10 Podcasts to Listen to If You Need to Laugh (to Keep From Crying)

100+Lifehacker / 2h
I don’t need to tell you how dark the state of the world is lately—I’m confident you know. What you might not know, however, is that podcast listenership has been down since the pandemic shuttered our workplaces and canceled our commutes, which is unfortunate, given podcasts are the very thing that might bring us some… Read more...

Twitch's streaming software for newbies arrives on Mac

Twitch Mac K. Access
35Engadget / 2h
If you’re a Mac user who’s interested in livestreaming but you aren’t sure how best to get started, it might be worth checking out the Twitch Studio Beta, which is available on Mac starting today . Twitch created the software, which debuted on PC in November, for streaming newbies. It has pretty much everything you need to start sharing your esports-level gameplay, cooking skills, musical talents

Twitter’s latest iOS feature test lets users share audio clips

SlashGear / 2h
Twitter has announced a new feature that gives users the option of sharing short audio clips in addition to text, videos, GIFs, and images. The company says this new option ‘will add a more human touch’ to its platform, enabling users to hear someone speak their thoughts with all of the included emotion rather than just reading plain text on … Continue reading

Cheap 4K TV deal: this 58-inch Roku TV is on sale for $279.99 at Best Buy - today only!

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
If you're on the hunt for a cheap 4K TV, then today is your lucky day. You can get this Westinghouse 58-inch 4K TV on sale for just $279.99 today only at Best Buy. That's a $70 discount and a fantastic price for a mid-size Roku TV. The Westinghouse smart TV has the Roku TV experience built-in, which allows you to stream content from your favorite apps like Disney+, Netflix, Hulu, and more. The Ul

Zoom Changes Its Mind, Gives Free Users End-To-End Encryption

20How-To Geek / 2h
End-to-end encryption ensures that strangers, businesses, and governments can’t drop into your chats or video calls. It’s essential for online privacy, so all websites should use it, right? Well, after initially claiming that only premium users deserve their privacy, Zoom announced that free users will also receive end-to-end encryption. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Bose calling it quits on audio AR platform, report says

Etsy App Bose AR Art
100TechCrunch / 2h
Headphone-maker Bose is calling it quits on their Bose AR platform play, noting that they’ll be winding down support for third-party developers on their platform next month. In a statement to Protocol , which first reported the news, a Bose spokesperson admitted the program hadn’t panned out as planned, further noting that Bose would no longer be working on third-party developer apps and would ha

Take a Load off With Prospera's $69 Shiatsu Foot Massager

Lifehacker / 2h
Prospera Shiatsu Foot Massager | $69 | MorningSave

Is COVID threatening the future of international first class?

The Points Guy / 2h
Long-haul international first class had been falling out of favor well before the coronavirus pandemic began. Some airlines, like Asiana, discontinued first class entirely, while Korean Air significantly reduced the number of routes on which it offers first class. A number of different factors contributed to this, including airlines opting to replace their superjumbo jets with smaller, more fuel-

The Timey-Wimey History of Doctor Who's Time War

83Gizmodo / 2h
The Last Great Time War. Those five words have hung over Doctor Who ever since it was revived in 2005: an earth-shattering conflict that saw the Doctor’s people, the Time Lords, pitted against the Daleks. It’s been started, ended, revived, and discussed across Who media for years, and will be explored once more this… Read more...

Crypto Startup School: How to build projects and keep them safe

80TechCrunch / 2h
Editor’s note: Andreessen Horowitz’s Crypto Startup School brought together 45 participants from around the U.S. and overseas in a seven-week course to learn how to build crypto companies. Andreessen Horowitz is partnering with TechCrunch to release the online version of the course over the next few weeks. Week five of a16z’s Crypto Startup School gets into the inner workings of crypto projects,

Block Political Ads on Facebook With 'Social Fixer'

Facebook US M. Zuckerberg
500+Lifehacker / 2h
For those of you still Facebooking , get ready for the best news the platform has dropped in ages. If you aren’t already sick of all the political advertising blowing through your feed, you will be soon—unless you take advantage of a new feature that will hide every political ad on social network right now with a few… Read more...

An Italian-made rocket faces a big test on Thursday night

49Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / This image shows the Zefiro-23 second stage being installed onto the P80 first stage at the Vega Launch Site in February, in Kourou, French Guiana. (credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace ) Nearly a year has gone by since an Italian-made Vega rocket launched a 1.2-ton satellite from French Guiana only to subsequently fail at reaching orbit. Now, the Vega rocket is set for its return-to-flight mis

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 floods the world, adds Aquaman

SlashGear / 2h
After a long wait that was punctuated by multiple delays, Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 is here. As expected, Fortnite‘s map has been flooded, which means that some familiar locations are completely underwater. It also means that there are some new traversal options available to players – specifically, these traversal options involve sharks. Yes, if boats aren’t quite your style, … Continue readin

Another Blow for Hydroxychloroquine as WHO Cuts It From Coronavirus Trial

36Gizmodo / 3h
The World Health Organization has, for the second time in less than in a month, decided to suspend its clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine for covid-19 patients. The decision was made following a review of the latest evidence as well as its own preliminary data, which concluded the drug would likely not help save… Read more...

Startups Tortoise, Swiftmile are combining their tech to solve scooter chaos

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Sidewalk congestion is a major pain point for cities, and fully-charged scooters for riders are no guarantee. Those are the two main selling points of micromobility docking startup Swiftmile and remote-controlled scooter repositioning startup Tortoise, respectively. Today, Swiftmile and Tortoise announced a partnership to solve those problems. “ These are incredibly complementary services,” Torto

Delta CEO: Wearing masks is about ‘respect,’ says flyers who refuse will be barred

100+The Points Guy / 3h
Delta Air Lines is joining its peers in threatening to bar any travelers who do not wear a mask onboard its airplanes as a precaution from the coronavirus pandemic. Travelers will not be allowed to board a Delta flight without a mask and, if they refuse to wear one onboard, will be added to a “no-fly list” at the airline, Delta CEO Ed Bastian told staff at a virtual town hall on Wednesday that wa

App Store and Apple Pay facing antitrust investigation

Apple App Store iPhone
44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
EU antitrust regulators are currently investigating Apple over its App Store and its mobile payment system Apple Pay. According to the European Commission, its investigation will look into the iPhone maker's requirement of forcing app developers to sell to potential customers using its own in-app purchase system in the App Store as well as rules which prevent them from telling users about how che

Galarian Farfetch’d in Pokemon GO: What’s going on here?

SlashGear / 3h
This morning you might’ve woken up to find that your Pokemon GO universe was full of a new monster. The Galarian version of Farfetch’d is likely popping up at the vast majority of Pokestops near you right this minute. But why? It’s a celebration, said Niantic, of the release of The Isle of Armor! That’s the newest DLC for Pokemon … Continue reading

Microsoft reportedly tried to sell facial recognition tech to the DEA

100+Engadget / 3h
Microsoft isn’t selling facial recognition tech to local police , but it apparently doesn’t have that reservation for federal law enforcement. The ACLU has published emails indicating that Microsoft “aggressively” pitched the Drug Enforcement Administration on facial recognition between at least September 2017 and November 2018 (the emails extend to December 2018). The tech firm went so far as to

How to Drink on Domestic Flights During the Pandemic

67Lifehacker / 3h
Even as we adjust to the new normal of travel in the midst of a global pandemic, airlines are changing their policies to make it easier for crews to physically distance from passengers. One of the ways they are doing so is by limiting in-flight snack and beverage services. Unfortunately for you boozy travelers,… Read more...

How to Live Stream Apple's WWDC on Monday

61Lifehacker / 3h
Like every other major convention this year, Apple’s WWDC 2020 will be an entirely online-based event to keep attendees safe. While this changes the nature of the event for those who attend in person, you’ll still be able to watch the big press conference live on Monday, June 22, at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific… Read more...

Major Mac Changes and App Store Drama: What We Expect at Apple's WWDC 2020

Gizmodo / 3h
Next Monday, Apple is kicking off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, where, as usual, the company will reveal the features coming to iPhones, Macs, and more this fall. But things are a little weird this year due to [gestures at everything] . Instead of showing off demos to excited developers in a San Jose… Read more...

Lyft makes ambitious pledge to only use electric vehicles by 2030

52Mashable / 3h
Lyft is going all in on electric. So much so that, by 2030, every time you order a Lyft ride, it'll be an all-electric vehicle that shows up. At least, that's the promise company leaders made in an announcement Wednesday with the Environmental Defense Fund. The plan is to switch all vehicles on its platform — whether those are cars from its rental program , Express Drive car rental option for dri

Amid pressure, Zoom will end-to-end encrypt all calls, free or paid

Zoom End Encryption
100+Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge (credit: Yuri Samoilov Follow / Flickr ) Under pressure from privacy and human rights advocates, Zoom said on Wednesday that it will make end-to-end encryption available to both paying and non-paying users of its video conferencing service. Previously, Zoom said it would provide end-to-end encryption to paying customers and a less-robust form of encryption, known as transit encryption, to

Netflix C.E.O. Reed Hastings Gives $120 Million to Historically Black Colleges

1KNYT > Technology / 3h
The Silicon Valley executive said he hoped his contribution would lead other wealthy individuals to give. “Generally, white capital flows to predominantly white institutions,” he said.

Zoom now promises end-to-end encryption is coming for all

Zoom End Encryption
100+Engadget / 3h
After announcing that it would not offer end-to-end encryption (E2EE) to free users, Zoom backpedaled and said that everyone using the conferencing software would be able to use AES 256 GCM protection. (The caveat being that chats won’t be covered.) The company claimed that it was trying to balance security with the ability to hold accountable those who use the app for nefarious purposes. Zoom no

Astronomers Say They Found “Dry Lake Beds” on Saturn’s Moon Titan

500+Futurism / 3h
In the early 2000s, astronomers spotted mysteriously bright spots on Saturn’s moon Titan , each more than 3,000 miles wide. Astronomers had long pondered whether they could be evidence of lakes or seas on the moon. Now, a new study takes that theory a step further, claiming the spots are the remains of dried up lakes — a conclusion that could have bold implications for the existence of extraterre

I’m Traveling For The First Time In 99 Days, And I’m Kind Of Anxious

80One Mile at a Time / 3h
READ MORE FROM THIS TRIP • Well, the day has finally come. I was last on a plane on March 10 (which was 99 days ago), and today I’m getting on a plane again for the first time since then. It’s a new world out there, and I’m not sure what to expect. Where are we going? Five days ago I wrote about how I thought we were ready to take a trip again , with the right mindset and precautions. We conside

Experts Want a 9/11 Commission-Level Probe of the US COVID Response

500+Futurism / 3h
In the wake of the U.S. government’s failure to adequately respond to the coronavirus pandemic, health experts and legislators are now calling for a full investigation akin to the infamous 9/11 Commission report . The underlying argument is that while the COVID-19 pandemic was and continues to be devastating, Wired reports , far more dangerous outbreaks could follow at any time. Should that come

SiriusXM buys Simplecast to grow its burgeoning podcast empire

44Engadget / 3h
In a move that's likely to lead to even more competition in the already hotly contested podcasting space, SiriusXM announced Wednesday it's acquiring Simplecast . The platform gives independent and enterprise podcasters tools to publish their audio content. It also comes with a suite of analytics to measure audience engagement. SiriusXM says the Simplecast team will work with AdsWizz, an ad tech

Zoom will offer end-to-end encryption to free users, with a catch

Zoom End Encryption
49Mashable / 3h
Zoom decided that the FBI might not need access to free users' video calls after all. The company behind the popular video-conferencing tool announced today that, despite earlier promises to the contrary , it intends to offer end-to-end encryption to both its paying and non-paying users. This is a big privacy win for those who rely on Zoom to chat with friends and family, as end-to-end encryption

Software will reshape our world in the next decade

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Alfred Chuang Contributor Alfred Chuang is general partner at Race Capital , an early-stage venture capital firm. As I was wrapping up a Zoom meeting with my business partners, I could hear my son joking with his classmates in his online chemistry class. I have to say this is a very strange time for me: As much as I love my family, in normal times, we never spend this much time together. But thes

This jet water flosser cleans your teeth in 10 seconds — Future Blink

36Mashable / 4h
Instafloss uses a 360-degree, multi-jet design to make flossing a quick, painless process. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Teeth , Flossing , Future Blink , and Dental Care

Lyft commits to all electric vehicles by 2030

Uber Lyft DoorDash
100+Engadget / 4h
Lyft has announced the rideshare company will transition to 100 percent electric vehicles (EV) by 2030. The change will affect drivers’ personal cars and vehicles in every other Lyft program. Lyft acknowledges the switch will not be easy, but should reduce up to 16 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions while also being easier on drivers’ wallets. Lyft has outlined a three-step plan to m

Doom Patrol's New Season 2 Trailer Is a Dark Disco Extravaganza

100+Gizmodo / 4h
Before Doom Patrol ’s Danny the Street was reduced to a single brick , the extradimensional being used to delight in throwing wildly extravagant parties for their friends—all of whom were social outcasts in need of a compassionate community. Danny might not be at their full power just quite yet, but in the latest… Read more...

New UK-US agreement allows US companies to launch from UK spaceports

New US Agreement UK
100+TechCrunch / 4h
In a new move designed to encourage more economic and scientific collaboration between spacefaring nations, the U.K. and U.S. governments have signed a new agreement that would make it possible for U.S. companies to take part in space launches from the U.K., including its many in-development spaceports. The deal sounds one-way — but the nature of the agreement is designed to bolster the supply, d

Google's latest developer tools could make Assistant more capable

34Engadget / 4h
Google wants to make the Assistant more powerful, and is announcing today a slew of developer-centric updates that will make it easier to build tools for the digital helper. Three new features in particular are most intriguing: Home Storage, Continuous Match mode and AMP support on smart displays . Google is also releasing a new web-based console and SDK that will make it easier for developers to

Get up to $30 off your next Amazon order using just 1 Citi ThankYou point

The Points Guy / 4h
If you’re a frequent Amazon shopper and hold a Citi ThankYou card , we’ve got good news: There’s a new promotion from Amazon giving targeted Citi cardholders an opportunity to save 20% (up to $30) on eligible purchases by redeeming just one ThankYou point. We generally don’t recommend paying with your points , given that each point is equivalent to just 0.8 cents on Amazon and we value Citi point

Check Out This Free Music and Podcast Production Camp for Your Teenager

54Lifehacker / 4h
If your teenager has ever wanted to compose their own music or produce their own podcast, they’ve got a chance to learn some basics this summer in their own homes, at their own pace, for free. Read more...

Find Your Keys, Wallet, and More With a TrackR Pixel 3-Pack Down to Just $9

28Lifehacker / 4h
TrackR Pixel 3-Pack | $9 | SideDeal

Senator Hawley's New 'Section 230' Bill Isn't Going to Make Silicon Valley Sweat

Hawley Section 230
Gizmodo / 4h
Sen. Josh Hawley, one of Facebook’s most vocal critics on Capitol Hill, introduced new legislation on Wednesday that would purportedly chip away at the limited liability shield that protects social media giants from being sued for content moderation decisions. Read more...

Facebook tests easier sharing for its Pinterest-like Collections feature

38Engadget / 4h
Facebook is trying to make Collections, a feature you’ve probably forgotten about, more useful. The Pinterest-like tool lets you save and organize content like posts, photos and videos. Until recently, you could share Collections with specific friends, but over the past few months, Facebook has been rolling out a feature that allows users in the US to share Collections publicly, with all friends

AT&T’s “headcount rationalization”—i.e. job cuts—hit thousands more workers

AT&T Thousands 250
100+Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / AT&T service van driving in June 2019 in Oakdale, California. (credit: Getty Images | Andrei Stanescu ) AT&T is cutting 3,400 union jobs from its wireline broadband and phone network operations as well as closing 250 wireless retail stores, according to a union that represents AT&T employees. Wireline job cuts are initially "voluntary" through buyouts, but AT&T will proceed to layoffs i

Coronavirus: Health minister says app should roll out by winter

3KBBC News - Technology / 4h
Lord Bethell says the coronavirus-tracing app is "not a priority" and has no firm launch date.

Google is launching a way to buy Android app subscriptions outside of the app itself

Google Android App
100+TechCrunch / 4h
Alongside the Android 11 beta news and updates to Android developer tools , Google has quietly rolled out a significant change in how Android app developers can market their subscriptions on the Google Play Store. The company confirmed a select set of developers are testing a new feature that allows consumers to purchase an app’s subscription outside of the app itself. That is, instead of having

Founders can reap long-term benefits after exhibiting in Disrupt’s Startup Alley

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Disrupt 2020 offers an unprecedented opportunity to introduce your pre-series A, early-stage startup to thousands of potential investors, customers, journalists, technologists and other influential movers and shakers around the world. How? Read on. Grab yourself a Disrupt Digital Startup Alley Package and get ready to virtually showcase your innovative products, platforms or services in front of

No, Zen 3-based AMD Ryzen 4000 processors haven't been delayed until 2021

AMD Ryzen 3 XT 3000
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AMD Ryzen 4000 desktop processor s understandably have a lot of hype behind them, which is leading to a lot of rumors spilling out all over the internet – but not all of them are to be believed, especially when it goes so hard against what AMD itself is saying. Just yesterday, there was a rumor that came out from DigiTimes saying that AMD Ryzen 4000 would be delayed. On the surface that even make

Amazon to use AI tech in its warehouses to enforce social distancing

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Amazon has launched a new AI-based tracking system at its offices and warehouses in an effort to enforce social distancing among employees. The new system, called Distance Assistant, uses cameras and monitors to highlight workers keeping a safe distance in green circles while those who are too close to one another are highlighted in red circles. Vice president and distinguished engineer at Amazon

A Brief History of Listening In on Police Radios

100+Gizmodo / 4h
Last Friday night, thousands defied New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s curfew order and marched in the rain, the fifth evening in a week marked by beatings and mass arrests after dark. It was now common for police to leapfrog ahead of the crowd, assemble a chokepoint, and ambush with mass… Read more...

Pokemon Cafe Mix lets you make Pikachu a latte

Pokemon Nintendo Switch
SlashGear / 4h
The Pokemon Company made a number of announcements during today’s Pokemon Presents broadcast, and while the new Pokemon Snap game for the Switch may have stolen the show, there was another interesting game revealed. Pokemon Cafe Mix is the name of the game, and it will have players running a Pokemon Cafe, preparing drinks and dishes for the Pocket Monsters … Continue reading

Screen Share: A College Teacher’s Zoom Journal

100+Wired / 4h
For 15 years, Anne Fadiman and her students huddled in cozy classrooms to study the craft of writing. Then came Covid-19.

AT&T is laying off thousands of workers and closing 250 stores

AT&T Thousands 250
400+Engadget / 4h
AT&T will lay off more than 3,400 technicians and clerical workers, along with managers and executives, according to the Communications Workers of America union, which represents some employees. The company confirmed it would make cuts, but didn’t specify the number of jobs. “We’ll be eliminating more non-payroll workers -- the vast majority of which are outside the United States -- than we are m

Lyft pledges that every vehicle on its platform will be electric by 2030

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Lyft said Wednesday that every car, truck and SUV on its platform will be all electric or powered by another zero-emission technology by 2030, a commitment that will require the company to coax drivers to shift away from gas-powered vehicles. The target, which Lyft plans to pursue with help from the Environmental Defense Fund and other partners, will stretch across multiple programs. It will incl

Microsoft pitched its facial recognition tech to the DEA, new emails show

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Microsoft tried to sell its facial recognition technology to the Drug Enforcement Administration as far back as 2017, according to newly released emails. The American Civil Liberties Union obtained the emails through a public records lawsuit it filed in October , challenging the secrecy surrounding the DEA’s facial recognition program. The ACLU shared the emails with TechCrunch. The emails, dated

Freedom launches Pilot to simplify teleoperation on third-party robots

100+TechCrunch / 4h
We knew remotely operated robotics were going to have their moment soon enough — but few predicted how much the category would be forced to accelerate in 2020. It’s true that many of the pieces were already in place, including the technology and the desire to innovate, but a global pandemic turned out to be the secret sauce here. Anything companies can do to remove potential human contamination f

Genome Analysis Points to Incest Among Ireland’s Prehistoric Rulers

52Gizmodo / 4h
Evidence of incest and inbreeding has been uncovered at an elite prehistoric Irish burial site, in a new paper that reads like a Game of Thrones subplot. Read more...

The very best Father's Day gifts for the new dad in your life

Mashable / 4h
Stepping into the role of "dad" is a very exciting moment — whether you're welcoming a child with your partner or are becoming a single parent. However, that excitement comes with a hearty helping of stress. While new dads have an exciting adventure ahead of them, they're also in for a lot of dirty diapers and sleep deprivation. It's just the nature of the gig. That's why the first Father's Day i

'30 Rock' is back for one last episode

24Mashable / 4h
NBC's "30 Rock" has been off the air since 2013, but, as part of NBC's upfront, the show is coming back for a reunion episode. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Nbc , 30 Rock , Tina Fey , and Alec Baldwin

Yes, the birth certificate proves Elon Musk and Grimes' baby is legally named X AE A-XII

200+Mashable / 4h
Read more... More about Elon Musk , Baby , Grimes , Elon Musk Goth Girlfriend , and Culture

Arizona fires seen fuming from space

100+Mashable / 4h
Read more... More about Science , Extreme Weather , Climate Change , Wildfires , and Science

Keep Your AirPods Safe From Dings and Dents With $20 off Nomad's Rugged Leather Case

AirPods Nomad Amazon
Gizmodo / 5h
Brown Leather AirPod Case | $10 | Nomad | Use Promo Code KINJA67 Read more...

This Star Is So Huge that Saturn’s Orbit Would Fit Inside It

500+Futurism / 5h
An international team of researchers has found that the red supergiant star Antares is even more gigantic than initially thought, reports . Previous research found that Antares, which is located about 550 light-years away in the Scorpius constellation, is about 700 times larger than the Sun — but that number increases dramatically when mapped in a different spectrum. “The size of a star

Walmart tests a cashierless store to prevent coronavirus spread

500+Engadget / 5h
Walmart -- which is America’s biggest source of employment -- is cutting cashiers from one of its stores. The company’s Fayetteville, Arkansas location is removing not just its clerks, but also its checkout line conveyor belts, according to a local Fox affiliate . Walmart says that this is a strategy to limit human interaction, but could also help customers pay and leave the store faster. If all

Body Cameras Haven't Stopped Police Brutality. Here's Why

100+Wired / 5h
Amid worldwide protests over racism and police violence, lawmakers are once again turning to the devices as a tool for reform.

Ahsoka Tano Leads the Charge in the New Star Wars Lego Sets

400+Gizmodo / 5h
There’s a lot to love in the new Lego Star Wars sets coming later this summer. But frankly, only one of them has a season seven Clone Wars Ahsoka in it, so we’ll start there, please and thank you. Read more...

Thor: Love and Thunder: cast, release date, trailer, plot and what we know

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Thor: Love and Thunder is the fourth Thor movie, to be directed by Thor: Ragnarok's Taika Waititi. It's got a release date of 2022, and sees Chris Hemsworth reprising his role as the God of Thunder for the ninth time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's significant in other ways, because it features Natalie Portman reprising her role as Jane Foster, but this time as the Thor-powered version of

China Is Building a Genetic Database of Every Man in the Country

1KFuturism / 5h
Chinese police are gathering blood samples from the country’s roughly 700 million men and boys — with the express purpose of building a national genetic database of their DNA. The Chinese government has reportedly been collecting these genetic codes since 2017, according to new research . Police have been showing up to people’s homes and even schools to draw blood and compile genetic information.

This hoodie has a face shield and 'sneeze sleeve' to protect against COVID-19

24Mashable / 5h
Part of the Protective Fashion line, the hoodie was designed to make being safe fashionable. Read more... More about Fashion , Mashable Video , Coronavirus , Covid 19 , and Face Shield

Decrypted: The tech police use against the public

100+TechCrunch / 5h
There is a darker side to cybersecurity that’s frequently overlooked. Just as you have an entire industry of people working to keep systems and networks safe from threats, commercial adversaries are working to exploit them. We’re not talking about red-teamers, who work to ethically hack companies from within. We’re referring to exploit markets that sell details of security vulnerabilities and the

The Internet’s Most Censored Space

100+NYT > Technology / 5h
Apple’s app store shows we can be fine with digital zones that ditch the myth of free expression.

Make Hot Pot in Your Instant Pot

100+Lifehacker / 5h
Whether you call it “hot pot” or “steamboat,” the Asian cooking method of simmering thinly sliced meat, seafood and a wide variety of vegetables in a pot of broth makes for a fun and delicious familial eating experience. The literal hot pot of broth is placed in the center of the table, and everyone takes turns… Read more...

Norwegian route restart may indicate demand for air travel in Europe is coming back

The Points Guy / 5h
On Wednesday, low-cost carrier Norwegian announced plans to reintroduce short-haul flying outside of Norway as of July 1 — at least eight months earlier than originally planned. That is a hopeful sign demand for air travel may be returning in Europe faster than airlines had anticipated during the height of the coronavirus crisis. Norwegian, the third-largest low-cost airline in Europe after Ryana

Alaska Republicans Write Whiny Letter in Desperate Effort to Save Arctic Oil and Gas Industry

48Gizmodo / 5h
In the last year, some big banks have committed to protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska through withholding their investments from the Arctic as a whole. Seems like Alaska’s elected officials are pretty pissed about it. In fact, they’ve formally made a whole stink about the new environmental… Read more...

Lucid Motors sets a date to detail how Air will disrupt EVs

SlashGear / 5h
The next big rival to Tesla’s Model S will get its official revel in September, with Lucid Motors promising to take the wraps off its Air all-electric sedan. In development for the past few years, the Lucid Air promises a luxury take on EVs, not to mention American production. It’s been four years since we saw the first Air prototypes, … Continue reading

Hungry? This promo code will save you $5 on a DoorDash gift card from Amazon.

20Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: As of June 17, you'll save $5 when you spend $50 or more on DoorDash e-gift cards from Amazon when you enter the coupon code DASH during checkout. Yes, many cities are beginning to ease their social distancing restrictions so that restaurants can open up for limited outdoor seating. And yes, I truly cannot think of anything better than devouring a plate of tacos and a big-ass margarita on

Wyndham Promo: Earn 2K Bonus Points Per Stay

36One Mile at a Time / 5h
While Wyndham is the largest hotel franchising company in the world in terms of number of properties (they have 9,300 hotels in 90 countries), I don’t talk all that much about their loyalty program, Wyndham Rewards. Wyndham’s new bonus points promotion With Wyndham’s newest “2K on Every Stay” promo , members can earn up to 10K bonus points for upcoming stays. The way this promotion works: Receive

This MacBook Charger Hub Fixes One of Apple's Biggest Laptop Sins: Removing the Memory Card Slot

MacBook USB 2.0 Apple
20Gizmodo / 5h
Apple’s butterfly keyboard will go down as one of the biggest tech blunders of recent years, but there’s another egregious sin the company has committed against its MacBooks that hasn’t been properly addressed yet: the elimination of the built-in SD card slot. There are lots of workarounds for the loss, but… Read more...

PG&E pleads guilty to manslaughter: “Our equipment started the fire.”

100+Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / Search and rescue crews dig through the burnt remains of a business as they search for human remains on November 21, 2018 in Paradise, California. Fueled by high winds and low humidity, the Camp Fire ripped through the town of Paradise, charring over 150,000 acres. (credit: Justin Sullivan | Getty Images ) California utility firm Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) pleaded guilty on Tuesday

Windows apps are coming to Chrome OS - but there’s a catch

Google Parallels Windows
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Google's low-cost Chromebook devices are finally getting support for fully-fledged desktop Windows applications – to a point. While Chrome OS has been able to run Windows apps for some time, users have only been able to access apps that are streamed via the cloud through a Parallels Remote Application Server. We've rounded up the best Chromebooks of 202 0 so far The best Microsoft Office deals av

Daily Crunch: Facebook will let you turn off political ads

T-Mobile Mobile Sprint
100+TechCrunch / 5h
Facebook adds a personal off switch for political ads, T-Mobile lays off hundreds of Sprint employees and a content management platform raises $80 million. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 17, 2020. 1. Facebook adds option for US users to turn off political ads, launches voting info hub Facebook made the controversial decision not to fact-check or otherwise moderate political ads last year, but

Podcast: Robots are the new recruits on the pandemic’s front lines

76MIT Technology Review / 5h
We give robots some pretty scary and stressful jobs: cleaning up nuclear sites, inspecting pipelines from the inside, exploring the frozen wastes of Mars. The arrival of the coronavirus has transformed more familiar settings, like grocery stores and hospitals, into potentially hazardous environments as well. Erika Hayasaki, a writer and journalism professor in California, learned that the pandemi

Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Impact entertainment “accelerator” inks deal with Netflix

72TechCrunch / 5h
Imagine Impact , the entertainment accelerator launched by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard to try and bring Silicon Valley-style mentorship and project development techniques to Hollywood, has inked a development deal with Netflix and is looking for submissions. Under the agreement, Impact will identify and develop film ideas in four specific genres over the next year that they will then bring to Net

Here’s what it takes to get planes back in service after they’ve been in storage

The Points Guy / 5h
After three months with airplanes and airports often completely deserted, U.S. airlines are beginning to bring planes back into service. Jets that have been grounded for months are flying again . Hundreds are returning: American Airlines has brought back 64 stored jets for its June schedule and plans to bring another 141 back from storage in July. Delta will resume flying 120 of its grounded jets

Apple accused of 'hostile' app fee policies

Apple App Store Basecamp
100+BBC News - Technology / 5h
A clash with a new email app-maker has stirred up developer discontent against the tech giant.

U.S. Lawmaker Calls Out Amazon's 'Performative' Support of Black Lives Matter

60Gizmodo / 5h
Last week, Amazon made a terse announcement that it would institute a “one-year moratorium on police use of Amazon’s facial recognition technology,” known as Rekognition, in response to the wave of global protests against police brutality spurred by the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. At least one… Read more...

How to Stop Feeling Guilty About Your Debt

32Lifehacker / 5h
When it happens, it happens fast: One day you’re feeling in control of your debt, but the next thing you know, you’re feeling overwhelmed, panicky, and downright guilty. Read more...

Galaxy Note 20 “flat” model may be best value yet

SlashGear / 5h
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will likely bring fans back to a time when the original Samsung Galaxy Note Edge was first released. Back then, it was the Galaxy Note line that first brought about the “Infinity Display” revolution for Samsung. Back then, the “Edge” only rolled down the right side of the phone. Now, it would seem, Samsung’s ready … Continue reading

Oura Rings May Be Part of the NBA's Restart Plan, But That Doesn't Mean It Will Save You From Covid-19

49Gizmodo / 5h
Sports came to a screeching halt with the onset of covid-19, but as the NBA looks to resume the 2019-2020 season at Disney World on July 30, it looks like the Oura Ring may be a part of plans to keep players safe. Read more...

The hunt for dark matter just found a potentially physics-shaking mystery

Orbiter tSO ESA Sun
SlashGear / 5h
Scientists hunting dark matter have stumbled across something else, with “unexpected events” recorded that could demand a rethink of modern physics. The researchers at the XENON1T instrument, a dark matter experiment buried deep underground at the INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy, aren’t exactly sure what they’ve found yet – and they’re not claiming it’s dark matter – … Continue

Lucid Motors will finally reveal its luxury electric sedan in September

73Engadget / 6h
Once again, Lucid Motors is ready to unveil a production version of its electric sedan, the Lucid Air . The company originally planned to debut the luxury EV in April at the New York Auto Show, but due to the pandemic, those plans were put on hold. Now, Lucid Motors says it will host an online reveal on September 9th and plans to be production-ready by late 2020. In addition to showcasing the veh

Qualcomm’s new robotics development platform is 5G-enabled

Qualcomm Snapdragon
100+TechCrunch / 6h
Qualcomm this morning just announced the latest version of its robotics development platform. The chipmaking giant is skipping a number, following up last year’s RB3 platform with the Robotics RB5 — which seems to signify, among other things, the key embrace of 5G connectivity this time out. Qualcomm announces a new robotics development platform The next-generation wireless technology has been se

The latest Apple sale offers free AirPods when you pick up an iPad or MacBook deal

Apple iPhone 12 AirPods
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The Apple back to school sale has just gone live this week, offering a free pair of AirPods with a wide selection of iPad and MacBook deals, giving you the chance to get $159 worth of free earbud goodness. Promotions are fairly rare from Apple, and it's especially good when you consider that the current fleet of MacBooks and iPads contain some brand spanking new releases. These MacBook Pro 13's a

Foldable iPhone: what we want to see

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We’ve been hearing rumors for years that Apple has been working on a foldable iPhone, and so far, that’s all they are: rumors. But enough have cropped up to suggest design elements and features that may come to the final device. How long Apple has been working on a foldable phone is unclear, but the tech giant infamously keeps its projects under wraps until it’s ready to reveal them. Likewise, Ap

Pokemon Sword and Shield first DLC is now available: How to buy

Pokemon Shield Galarian
SlashGear / 6h
Today’s a big day for the Pokemon faithful of the world. Not only did The Pokemon Company reveal a new Pokemon Snap game for the Nintendo Switch – a huge surprise on its own – but today also marks the release of the first expansion for Pokemon Sword and Shield. The Isle of Armor is out now, so if you’ve … Continue reading

Say Goodbye to Eye Fatigue With Some Blue Light Glasses

Lifehacker / 6h
Blue Light Glasses | $18 | Amazon

Remessa Online raises $20 million to become the TransferWise of Latin America

76TechCrunch / 6h
Remessa Online , the Brazilian money transfer service, said it has closed on $20 million in financing from one of the leading Latin American venture capital firms, Kaszek Ventures, and Accel Partners’ Kevin Efrusy, the architect of the famed venture capital firm’s Latin American investments. Since its launch in 2016, Remessa Online has provided a pipeline for over $2 billion worth of internationa

HappyFunCorp’s Ben Schippers and Jon Evans will talk tech stacks at TC Early Stage

100+TechCrunch / 6h
How do you decide what tools and languages to use to build your concept into a company? How can the tech stack decisions you make in the early days affect you down the road — and how might your needs evolve over time? Find out at TC Early Stage , where HappyFunCorp CEO Ben Schippers and CTO Jon Evans will break it all down in a breakout session on building “a tech stack that can go the distance.”

Uber pushes into on-demand public transit with its first SaaS partnership

Uber Jump Lyft Seattle
100TechCrunch / 6h
Uber will manage an on-demand service for Marin County in the San Francisco Bay area with a Software as a Service product as part of the ride-hailing company’s broader strategy to push into public transit. Marin Transit will pay Uber a subscription fee to use its management software to facilitate requesting, matching and tracking of its high-occupancy vehicle fleet, starting with a service that o

Mobile signal blackspots could soon be a thing of the past

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A village in the Welsh Valleys has become the first location in the UK to be connected to 4G through the £1 billion Shared Rural Network (SRN) programme. A deal agreed between the four major mobile operators (EE, O2, Three and Vodafone) and government was agreed earlier this year and will see operators share masts in areas of the country that don’t have access to all four networks. Operators will

Forget Prime Day, Amazon's Summer Sale is here with deals on the Echo, Kindle, Fire TV Stick, more

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While Amazon's biggest 2020 sale event, Prime Day , is still up in the air, the retail giant has surprised us with a secret summer sale that includes price cuts on Amazon's best-selling devices. Amazon's Summer Sale is happening in the US and UK and includes fantastic deals on streaming devices, tablets, smart speakers, security cameras, and more. Amazon's top device deals include a $20 / £20 pri

Rockstar stops hackers from spawning KKK members in Red Dead Online

96Ars Technica / 6h
Red Dead Redemption 2 Enlarge / Hackers had been spawning these character models from the single player version of Red Dead Redemption 2 in the multiplayer Red Dead Online. Rockstar has closed a loophole that let hackers spawn white-hooded Ku Klux Klan members in the "Red Dead Online" multiplayer portion of Red Dead Redemption 2 , even as other hacking problems in the game persist. The models for

Google is bringing Windows and Microsoft Office to Chrome OS

Google Parallels Windows
36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Chrome OS devices could soon get full support for some of Microsoft's most popular programs thanks to a new partnership revealed by Google . The online giant has teamed up with virtualisation experts Parallels, well-known for their expertise in helping Mac users run Windows installs, in order to enable much the same functions on Chrome OS devices. The new offerings, which include the full Microso

Virtually Stargaze at the Grand Canyon All Week

300+Lifehacker / 6h
While we have had more opportunities to see planets this month than usual, it’s not the same as looking up and seeing a sky full of stars . But this week, thanks to the Grand Canyon National Park , you can attend their annual “Star Party,” which is being held online through June 20. Here’s what you need to know. Read more...

‘Pokémon Café Mix’ is a puzzler and café management game in one

Pokémon Nintendo Switch
100+Engadget / 6h
New Pokémon Snap was the highlight from today’s Pokémon Presents streaming event, but Pokémon Café Mix could be a fun and casual game for fans of the series. It takes the typical formula of café games -- in which the player solves relatively simple matching and organizing puzzles to fulfill orders -- but mixes in Pokémon-style elements. As you build up the success of your café, characters can joi

This Asus TUF gaming laptop deal from Best Buy will save you $100

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
If you’re after a laptop that has the hardware required to power the latest games, Best Buy is currently offering a $100 discount on an impressive Asus TUF 15.6” gaming laptop. With an AMD Ryzen 7 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 inside for only $899.99, you can also snag $20 off a 12-month subscription to Microsoft 365, which should cover all your productivity needs. The Asus TUF 15.6-inch

Why Am I Connected to Wi-Fi But Not the Internet?

200+How-To Geek / 6h
It’s happened to all of us at some point. Your Wi-Fi signal is strong, but there’s no internet connectivity. That’s because Wi-Fi and the internet are two different things, and understanding the difference can help you troubleshoot future network problems. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Chrome OS is Getting Support for Windows Applications...Kind Of

20How-To Geek / 6h
I love Chrome OS, but if I had to point out the biggest issue with the platform as a whole, it’s a lack of truly powerful apps. You won’t get Photoshop or the full Microsoft Office suite on a Chromebook, but Google is teaming up with Parallels to bring support for Windows apps to Chrome OS. But there’s a catch. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Watch a Mysterious Blue Fireball Scream Over Australia

500+Futurism / 6h
Close Encounters Early Monday morning, a dazzling blue fireball streaked across the sky in western Australia. The unusual event left scientists speculating: was it space junk, a part of an old rocket that re-entered the atmosphere, or a meteorite that ventured too close to Earth? There seems to be more evidence for the latter, Live Science reports — but as of yet there are no definite answers. Vi

Long-term profitability is the only growth metric that matters

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Joe Yakuel Contributor Joe Yakuel is the founder and CEO of WITHIN , the world's first performance branding company. Your company’s one metric that matters (OMTM) shouldn’t be return on investment (ROI), return on ad spend (ROAS), net promoter score (NPS), brand affinity or one of the other sophisticated-sounding acronyms marketers use to gauge success. Your company’s one metric that matters shou

How D2C brands are holding up during the pandemic

Zoom End Encryption
96TechCrunch / 6h
Ashwin Ramasamy Contributor Ashwin Ramasamy is the co-founder of PipeCandy , an online merchant graph company that discovers and analyzes business and consumer perception metrics about D2C brands and e-commerce companies. More posts by this contributor Is the e-commerce shift going to last? Will ‘New Retail’ help D2C brands succeed offline? A lot has happened during the COVID-19 lockdowns in term

These cordless grass trimmers make it easy to keep your yard nice and tidy

40Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: Keep your yard in order with a grass and weed trimmer on sale for up to $100 off at Lowe's as of June 17. Although this summer may be a bit different than we imagined, it can still be full of fun activities. How do you find them? Step 1: Go outside to your backyard, if you have one. Step 2: Make a list of all the reasons it wouldn't be featured in Better Homes & Gardens. Step 3: Get to wor

Update: No, 260 Orlando Airport Employees Didn’t Test Positive For Coronavirus All At Once

300+One Mile at a Time / 6h
Update : In the meantime it has been clarified that 260 airport employees didn’t actually all test positive for coronavirus at once, despite Florida’s governor claiming that was the case. This clarification came after I wrote my initial post. The airport has now clarified that there have been a total of 260 confirmed cases among airport employees and traceable connections to airport employees sin

New Pokémon Snap Revives a Classic for Nintendo Switch

Pokémon Nintendo Switch
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It’s like birding, but for fantasy pocket monsters.

Early Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Sea Monsters Laid Squishy Eggs

100+Gizmodo / 6h
New research suggests early dinosaurs laid eggs with soft shells, and mosasaurs—gigantic marine reptiles—did so, too, laying soft-shelled eggs of massive proportions. Read more...

Sport an Apple Watch Series 5 for $100 Less

Apple Watch 5 Amazon
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Apple Watch Series 5 | $300+ | Amazon

This ‘Planet’ Board Game Lets You Build a World From Scratch, for Better or Worse

Futurism / 6h
Sure, we all have ideas about how, if given the opportunity, we could make the world a better place. Some might add a little extra atmospheric protection from the sun, while others might throw some more freshwater into the mix, or fewer volcanoes or earthquakes. Sadly, with the possible exception of Elon Musk , none of us will ever get the chance to actually craft a planet of our own. But this fu

A Gene-Editing Experiment on Human Embryos Went Horribly Wrong

2KFuturism / 6h
According to a troubling scoop by OneZero , a team of London-based scientists used the popular gene-editing technique CRISPR to genetically modify human embryos — with deeply alarming results. The embryos, none of which were grown past 14 days of maturation, showed a variety of unintended edits to their genes that researchers say could lead to birth defects or even cancer later on in life. “There

Read This List of Ways White Parents Have Privilege

300+Lifehacker / 6h
There’s been a lot of discussion in recent weeks about privilege—what it is, who has it and who is willing to recognize and acknowledge they have it. White parents should be at the top of that list because, as Jen Lumanlan of Your Parenting Mojo points out , our privileges are vast and they run deep: Read more...

Y Combinator’s Startup School relaunches to be ready when you are

100+TechCrunch / 6h
About three years and more than 100,000 participants later, Y Combinator is relaunching its free online bootcamp Startup School as a continuous year-round program. “Over the last 15 years, startups have exploded and it’s no longer just students working on a summer project,” said Eric Migicovsky, a partner at YC. “We wanted to make sure that Startup School is available for founders as soon as they

Tesla reportedly shipping Model Ys with significant manufacturing defects

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200+Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge (credit: Tesla / Aurich Lawson) Buying a car during its first year of production can always be a bit of a crapshoot. Sadly, that definitely appears to be the case with Tesla's latest crossover, the Model Y. The source of these complaints? The notably pro-Tesla publication Electrek and the popular subreddits for fans of the American electric car brand. Yesterday, Electrek published an arti

Google Nest Home: everything we know about the new Google speaker

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56TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Nearly four years after the Google Home was launched, the tech giant could be on the verge of releasing a new version of its first Google Assistant smart speaker , the so-called Google Nest Home (or Google Home 2). The new Google speaker was apparently revealed to 9to5Mac by ‘sources familiar to the matter’, and it’s poised to sit somewhere in between the Google Home and Google Home Max , the bra

Qualcomm Robotics RB5 5G AI robots on pre-order now

Qualcomm Snapdragon
SlashGear / 6h
Today Qualcomm revealed the “world’s first 5G and AI-enabled robotics platform” in the Qualcomm Robotics RB5 platform. Qualcomm is basically the biggest brand in the tech industry when it comes to processing chips for smartphones, especially when it comes to Android devices. The Qualcomm Robotics RB5 platform utilizes a variety of brand collaborations between Qualcomm and some of the biggest … Co

REI's summer clearance sale is on and there's a lot to choose from

24Mashable / 6h
Much of the country has been experiencing weirdly warm weather, with May 2020 being the warmest May on record. The warm blotch that's hovering over the earth right now solidifies the fact that you should be spending time outside — where it's much easier to stay socially distant. Enter: Hurricane season. Meteorologists are predicting that it'll be one for the books , whether you live somewhere whe

Extra Crunch Live: Join Eventbrite CEO Julia Hartz today at 2 pm EDT/11 am PDT for a live discussion on leadership in the era of COVID-19

84TechCrunch / 6h
Through tickets and event organizing, Eventbrite empowers the experiences that we all enjoy. Yet with the advent of COVID-19, concerts have been canceled, trade shows shuttered and industry talks dispersed all in the name of safety. We’ve seen the nearly complete shutdown of the physical event economy, so how do you reorient an entire company’s thinking when the fundamental notion of “experience”

Facebook tests the ability to share collections of curated content more publicly

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100+TechCrunch / 6h
Facebook’s Collections, which allow users to organize content found on Facebook — like posts, photos, videos and more — are now becoming more broadly shareable. The company says it’s currently testing a feature in the U.S. market that will allow Facebook users to share curated collections with friends, contributors or even the public. Prior to this feature’s launch, saving content on Facebook was

Disney Plus in July 2020: the Star Wars library is finally complete

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The musical Hamilton is the big highlight coming to Disney Plus in July 2020, but Star Wars fans have another reason to celebrate. With the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story on July 10, 2020, the complete library of movies set in a galaxy far, far away is finally finished. Maybe July is a good time to watch the Star Wars movies in order ? Below, we've rounded up everything coming to Disney Plus

Netflix's 'Say I Do' trailer looks like 'Queer Eye' for surprise weddings

74Mashable / 7h
People enjoy makeover shows because it's cathartic to watch stylish experts give nice people nice things, but the new trailer for Netflix's Say I Do raises the stakes for the entire makeover genre. In Say I Do , a stylist, a chef, and an interior designer will help one half of a couple plan a surprise proposal for their significant other, as well as a surprise wedding that very same week. The tra

Japanese Printing Company Turns Waste Into Edible Notepads Paired With Coffee-Flavored Pens

100+Gizmodo / 7h
Those of us who’ve become overly-dependent on snacking to alleviate boredom while working from home are going to have a rough transition back to office life. Munching on Doritos and popcorn during meetings isn’t exactly ideal office etiquette, so a Japanese company is developing edible notepads that help make your… Read more...

Best Buy's 1-day sale is here for last-minute Father's Day gifts

32Mashable / 7h
TL;DR: Best Buy is running a one-day sale June 17 that includes discounts on tech like 4K TVs, laptops, and headphones. Hey, in case you forgot, Father's Day is this Sunday, June 21. We are officially in last-minute gift territory. Luckily, Best Buy is still going strong with two-day shipping and today (June 17) the retailer is running a one-day sale that includes deals on 4K TVs, laptops, headph

As layoffs slow and churn improves, is startup health improving?

72TechCrunch / 7h
Startup health appears to be recovering in the United States, new data shows. According to several metrics TechCrunch has tracked throughout the COVID-19 era, the fortunes of some startups appear to have bounced off lows set in March and April. Data concerning layoffs, and, more specifically, software revenue and customer losses indicate that many firms have stopped making aggressive staffing cut

EE and Nokia to connect emergency services in the skies with air-to-ground 4G network

Nokia 8.3 5G Amazon
36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
EE and Nokia are to build the “world’s first” 4G-enabled air-to-ground (A2G) network to support the UK’s Emergency services Network (ESN). The A2G infrastructure will support up to 300,000 emergency services staff by connecting sensors, aircraft and helicopters to the ground-based LTE network. A range of between 500 feet and 10,000 feet above the ground is promised. EE will provide active network

9 Reasons Business Travel Won’t Be Back This Year

29View from the Wing / 7h
We've had four days in the past week where the TSA reports more than half a million people clearing airport security checkpoints. That's down from 2.3 to 2.7 million a year ago, but way up from 87,000 a day at bottom. That's mostly led by domestic leisure travel. Business travel, on the other hand, is a long way off - and likely won't return to anything near normal this year. Here are 9 reasons w

How to earn and redeem points with Hilton Honors partners

The Points Guy / 7h
Whether you’re looking to earn more Hilton points or redeem Hilton points you already earned, you may find Hilton’s wide variety of partners useful. When it comes to redeeming or exchanging your Hilton points, it’s important to consider the value you’ll get from each partner. This guide will focus on earning and redeeming Hilton points with partners. So, now let’s take a closer look at all of the

How to Use Windows 10’s “Fresh Start” on the May 2020 Update

60How-To Geek / 7h
Windows 10’s May 2020 Update moves the “Fresh Start” feature that lets you reinstall Windows while removing any manufacturer-installed bloatware on your laptop or desktop PC. It’s no longer part of the Windows Security application. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Qualcomm Brings 5G to $300 Phones With Its Snapdragon 690 Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon
How-To Geek / 7h
Despite the limited availability of 5G in the US, phone manufacturers are racing to sell 5G handsets at an affordable price. And the newly launched Snapdragon 690 chipset may help that dream come true. According to Qualcomm, the cheap new Snapdragon 690 processor should find its way in $300 to $500 phones before the end of the year. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

'Pokémon Snap' is Coming to Switch After 20 Years on Nintendo's Shelf

50How-To Geek / 7h
Back in the late 90s, Pokémon fever had gripped the world, and the only cure was more Pokemon. Nintendo rushed to make sequels to the ultra-popular games, but worked on spinoffs too. One was Pokémon Snap, an N64 game that had you taking wildlife photos instead of catching monsters. After more than 20 years, Pokémon Snap is returning on the Switch. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The NBA Looks to Use Oura Rings to Detect Early COVID-19 Symptoms in Players

32How-To Geek / 7h
The NBA, which has been on hold due to COVID-19 for the last three months, is gearing up to restart. All remaining games will be played in a single arena at Disney World in Orlando, FL, with players living on-campus to avoid exposure. More details are now emerging to show what else the league is doing to help curb exposure, including offering players the option to wear the Oura smart ring. Read T

Newegg's New PC Builder Tool Makes Choosing (and Buying) Parts Super Easy

20How-To Geek / 7h
There are plenty of tools out there that will help you find the parts you need to build your own desktop computer at home. Newegg is hoping to rope in a bunch of new first-time builders with its own tool. The website is live now, and you don’t need to buy the parts (or even log in) to use it. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google is Making Phone Prompts the Default for 2FA on July 7th

How-To Geek / 7h
Many moons ago, Google started offering a new “code-less” form of two-factor authentication. Instead of receiving a code in a text message, this sends a prompt to phones signed into your Google account so you can confirm that it is indeed you trying to log in. As of July 7th, this form of 2FA will be the default on Google and G Suite accounts. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Lufthansa Zeroes Out Most First Class Inventory: What’s Going On?

80One Mile at a Time / 7h
We’re seeing some unusual trends at the moment when it comes to first class availability, ranging from Etihad zeroing out all A380 first class inventory for the rest of the year, to Japan Airlines seemingly blocking first class awards through partner programs . We can now add another airline to the list… Lufthansa blocks most first class inventory In the past several days, Lufthansa has stopped s

Netflix C.E.O. Reed Hastings Gives $120 Million to Historically Black Colleges

23KNYT > Technology / 7h
The Silicon Valley executive said he hoped his contribution would lead other wealthy individuals to give. “Generally, white capital flows to predominantly white institutions,” he said.

SiriusXM acquires Simplecast to double down on podcasts with distribution and analytics tools

300+TechCrunch / 7h
Podcasting continues to see a strong trajectory in the world of streamed audio content, and today comes the latest development on that front. SiriusXM , owner of Pandora and backer of Soundcloud, said that it is acquiring Simplecast , a podcast management platform used by creators to publish and distribute podcasts, and subsequently analyse how they are consumed. SiriusXM plans to integrate Simpl

Tackling the Unsolvable Problem: The Bottomless Email Inbox

100+NYT > Technology / 7h
For $99 a year, Hey wants to help us restore some control. The new service has a way to go — and so does email, come to think of it.

Save $100 on the Apple Watch Series 5 at Amazon

66Engadget / 7h
The Apple Watch Series 5 is on sale today on Amazon. The starting price for the GPS model has dropped to $300, and the GPS + cellular model is starting at $400. That’s a $100 discount on both. We’ve seen these prices before, but they are the lowest that Amazon has offered for either version, and it’s rare to see both models on sale at the same time. Buy Series 5 (GPS) on Amazon - $300 Buy Series

Over 21 years later, Pokémon Snap is coming back on Switch

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99Ars Technica / 7h
The closest we're ever going to get to an official Pokemon "first-person shooter." We don't often write about mere game announcement teases here on Ars Technica, mainly because doing so with any frequency would leave little time for writing about anything else. But we'll make an exception for today's surprise announcement that Pokémon Snap is finally getting a Switch-based sequel, over 20 years a

Cloudtenna raises $2.5M, launches mobile search app to find content across cloud services

100+TechCrunch / 7h
As we find ourselves spreading our content across a variety of cloud services, finding that one document you want that could be attached to an email, somewhere in a Slack conversation, or stored in Box, Dropbox, Google Docs or Office 365, makes that a huge challenge. It’s one that Cloudtenna has been trying to solve, and today the company announced a $2.5 million funding round along with the rele

Lucid Motors to begin producing Air electric vehicles for customers in early 2021

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Lucid Motors will begin producing its luxury electric vehicle for customers at its new Arizona factory in early 2021, about three months later than expected due to a slowdown caused by COVID-19. The company, which plans to unveil a production version of the Lucid Air in an online event scheduled for September 9, said construction resumed several weeks ago at its factory Casa Grande, Arizona and i

Seeking Dark Matter, They Detected Another Mystery

1KNYT > Technology / 7h
Do signals from beneath an Italian mountain herald a revolution in physics?

Microsoft employs experimental undersea data center in search for COVID-19 vaccine

200+TechCrunch / 7h
Part of the challenge in seeking out an effective treatment for COVID-19 is simply one of scale – protein folding is key to understanding how the virus that causes COVID-19 attaches to health cells in order to infect them. Modeling said folding gets a big boost from distributed computing efforts like the Folding@home global program, which employs even consumer computers as processing nodes to tac

Extremely Sensitive Dark Matter Experiment Detects Something Weird

Orbiter tSO ESA Sun
400+Gizmodo / 7h
A mysterious signal has appeared in an extremely sensitive dark matter-hunting experiment. And after more than a year of trying to convince themselves that they were looking at noise, scientists think they might have found something new. Read more...

Onna, the ‘knowledge integration platform’ for workplace apps, raises $27M Series B

Slack Onna Atomico
100+TechCrunch / 7h
Onna , the “knowledge integration platform” (KIP) that counts Dropbox and Slack as backers, has raised $27 million in Series B funding. Leading the round is Atomico, with participation from Glynn Capital. Previous investors Dawn Capital, Nauta Capital and Slack Fund also followed on. Founded in 2015, Barcelona and New York-based Onna integrates with a plethora of workplace apps, including Slack,

Global smartwatch shipments grew 12%, in spite of…everything

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Wearables have proven to be a surprisingly resilient category amid the global COVID-19-fueled shutdown. As noted earlier this month, shipment growth slowed — but didn’t stop — in Q1, even as many potential customers have far fewer steps to track. And according to new numbers from Canalys out today , smartwatches in particular continued to grow in spite of it all. Wearable growth slowed — but not

Lenovo Yoga 5G, the world’s first 5G laptop, will be exclusive to EE in the UK

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The Lenovo Yoga 5G –the world’s first 5G-enabled laptop – is coming to the UK, but it will only be available using the EE network due to a ‘strategic partnership’ between the two companies. While the EE exclusivity will disappoint people who are signed up with other network operators for their smartphone contracts, it’s actually a rather savvy move, as EE has the largest 5G network coverage in th

How to Pick the Right Windows 10 Beta Channel

40Lifehacker / 7h
I never liked the idea of “rings” for beta releases—especially for Windows 10. I always thought it was easier for regular people to understand the concept of a beta when it was split into “channels,” much as you’d find in your favorite web browser, rather than a “fast” and “slow” ring. Read more...

These GameCube-style Nintendo Switch controllers are on sale

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Read more... More about Nintendo Switch , Mashable Shopping , Gamecube , Gaming Controllers , and Entertainment

Pokemon Snap is getting a Switch sequel after more than 20 years

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21SlashGear / 8h
Back in the early days of the Pokemon series, Nintendo released a little game for the N64 called Pokemon Snap. The game, which revolved around taking pictures of Pokemon in the wild and then having Professor Oak rate your skills as a photographer, was short and fairly simple, but all these years later, fans seem to have a soft spot … Continue reading

'Pokémon Smile' uses AR to get kids to brush their teeth

Pokémon Nintendo Switch
100+Engadget / 8h
The Pokémon Company announced a bunch of games and updates this morning and somehow we still didn’t get a release date for Pokémon Sleep . In fact, it wasn’t mentioned at all. However, the company did showcase at least one lifestyle/health-related app, Pokémon Smile . It’s a game that helps your kids brush your teeth. Yes, it’s as cute as it sounds. It’s an augmented reality application that will

NASA proposes a mission to visit Neptune’s moon Triton

SlashGear / 8h
About 30 years ago, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Neptune’s moon Triton. The images the spacecraft sent back were incredible and have left researchers wanting more information ever since. Triton was revealed to have dark plumes of icy material spraying from its surface. Triton also had a very young looking surface that had been resurfaced over and over with … Continue reading

2021 Toyota Supra pricing for new 2.0 and power-bumped 3.0 confirmed

SlashGear / 8h
Toyota has priced up its 2021 Supra line-up, including confirming just how much the new entry-level Supra 2.0 will cost to put on your drive. Announced earlier this year, the new inline-4 turbo Supra may have less power than its six-cylinder sibling – which is actually getting a horsepower bump for the 2021 model year – but there are some … Continue reading

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Guide Drops to $20

29Gizmodo / 8h
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide | $20 | Amazon Read more...

Amazon and Zynga partner on Word Pop, a Words with Friends spinoff created for Alexa

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100+TechCrunch / 8h
Zynga’s popular game, Words with Friends, is coming to Alexa. The new voice-powered game will be known as Word Pop, and — sorry — you can’t actually play it with friends right now, even though the game lives within Zynga’s broader Words with Friends franchise. Instead, the new Alexa voice game is viewed as a complement to Zynga’s multiplayer version. It’s a place where players can sharpen their w

UK government says it will ban the 'rough sex' defence. Here's why that needs to happen.

85Mashable / 8h
Content warning: This article contains details of violence against women, sexual violence, and murder. On 2 Dec. 2018, Grace Millane's parents David and Gillian sent a message wishing their daughter a Happy 22nd Birthday from the other side of the world. They never received a reply. That absence of response turned into a missing person's report and tragically ended in a murder trial. Millane, fro

3 behind-the-scenes revelations from the 'Grief Counseling' episode of 'The Office'

40Mashable / 8h
Read more... More about Mindy Kaling , The Office , Jenna Fischer , Angela Kinsey , and Office Ladies Podcast

If You Love to Learn, CuriosityStream Is the Streaming Service You’ve Been Waiting For

Futurism / 8h
Over the past few years, online video streaming has become the primary source of entertainment for millions of Americans. But with people spending more and more time at home, streaming has had an even bigger moment as of late. That means there’s a good chance you might feel like you’ve watched everything worth watching on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and other major streaming services. Perhaps yo

Unbounce raises $38.4M to build better landing pages with automation

300+TechCrunch / 8h
Landing page optimization company Unbounce is announcing that it has raised $52 million Canadian (approximately $38.4 million in US dollars). Unbounce was founded back in 2009 with what co-founder and CEO Rick Perreault described as a goal of helping small and medium businesses easily create different landing pages where they can direct potential customers after they’ve engaged with their ad and

Formula E returns August 5th with six races around an old Berlin airport

73Engadget / 8h
The Formula E season is set to resume nearly five months after it was suspended due to COVID-19 , although it won’t look much like what it did when the season started. Organizers have announced that the EV competition will wrap up with a six-race series around Berlin’s defunct Templehof Airport starting August 5th, with only drivers and “essential staff” present. It’ll be organized into three dou

Airlines may face a tough fall after that summer uptick

The Points Guy / 8h
Images of mostly full planes and news of added flights has been something of a balm for would-be flyers after months of dominated by headlines of cutbacks — even some failures — during the coronavirus pandemic. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker put it well during the carrier’s annual shareholder meeting earlier in June: “There is definitely pent up demand for air travel. We expect to see more cus

This Metabolism Breathalyzer Helped Me Shed a Few Pounds in Quarantine

100+Gizmodo / 8h
If you think counting calories is tedious, I guarantee you counting macronutrients, or “macros,” is a bazillion times worse. It’s a painstaking process, and even the best food-logging apps often come up short. I have shaken a fist at the sky many times, pleading for an unnamed benevolent entity to grant me a faster… Read more...

Ewan McGregor Teases His Role in Guillermo Del Toro's Take on Pinocchio

72Gizmodo / 8h
Another day, another look behind the production of Avatar 2 . Saint Maud wants to be one of the first films to debut theatrically amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Creepshow is getting a new script order to get early work started on season three. Plus, the Justice Society assembles on Stargirl , and Neal McDonough… Read more...

New Pokémon Snap game announced for Nintendo Switch, because the world is kind sometimes

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100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
A remake of Pokémon Snap is coming to Nintendo Switch , it was announced today. The news was revealed in a live stream diving into the DLC expansion packs for Pokémon Sword and Shield , a new toothbrushing AR game called Pokémon Smile (yup), and the arrival of Gigantamax forms to Pokémon Go . However, the Pokémon Snap announcement came as a massive surprise to those of us who had given up hoping

The 10 Best Netflix Original Stand-Up Comedies (June 2020)

29How-To Geek / 8h
If you want to spend some of your night laughing until you cry, these stand-up comedians will surely do that. There’s a comedian on Netflix for everyone’s taste. These are the 10 best original stand-up comedies you can stream on Netflix right now. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

A new 'Pokémon Snap' game is coming to Nintendo Switch

New Pokémon Nintendo
500+Engadget / 8h
At long last, Nintendo is giving Pokémon fans the sequel they've been asking -- nay, demanding -- for two decades: Pokémon Snap 2 . Well, it’s actually called New Pokémon Snap (I wouldn’t be surprised if that was a working title, though). A surprise trailer broadcast during a special Pokémon Presents stream confirmed that finally, finally, The Pokémon Company is returning to the beloved photograp

'Pokémon Snap' makes its triumphant return on Nintendo Switch

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29Mashable / 8h
New Pokémon Snap was revealed Tuesday during the Pokémon Company's stream of new releases , bringing back the one-off game that originally released on the Nintendo 64 in 1999. This long-awaited sequel to Pokémon Snap , which will be coming to the Nintendo Switch "soon," brings back the on-rails photography gameplay of the original but with new locations and tons of new pokémon. The first game rel

Hundreds of millions of smart devices at risk of attack

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Security researchers have discovered nineteen distinct security vulnerabilities in code designed upwards of 20 years ago, reportedly present in hundreds of millions of internet-connected devices. The vulnerabilities were discovered by Israeli security firm JSOF and are found in a popular code library developed by Canada-based software company Treck. The code is designed to manage the TCP-IP proto

Amazon's Echo Auto comes to the UK, Canada and parts of Europe

62Engadget / 8h
Amazon launched Echo Auto in the US back in 2018, designed to bring Alexa voice commands to vehicles where they wouldn’t normally be an option. Now, finally, it’s arrived in the UK and Canada, as well as Germany, Italy and Spain (it was previously also available in Australia and India). The device uses your phone’s cellular connection via a Bluetooth link, letting you talk to Alexa in the usual w

Nuts: Garuda Indonesia Customers Have Been Complaining About Crews Wearing Face Masks

300+One Mile at a Time / 8h
This isn’t quite as scandalous as it sounds, but it does still counter the trend in the industry… Garuda Indonesia flight attendants will stop wearing face masks Virtually all airlines in the world require flight attendants to wear face masks. That has been the policy at Garuda Indonesia since the airline resumed operations after the pandemic, but that will soon be changing, as reported by Malay

Hulu's queer teen drama makes it easy to 'Love, Victor'

65Mashable / 8h
Fanfiction can be corny, but it’s also entertaining, corrective, and ingenious in its ability to use recognizable tropes — “fake” relationships, enemies to lovers, and hundreds more — to generate genuine romance and emotion. This is all to say that Love, Victor on Hulu is a show that captures the feeling of reading great fanfiction. Part of LV ’s fanfic-ness comes from its status as an original s

Nokia global 5G phone with Snapdragon 690 teased by HMD Global

Qualcomm Snapdragon
SlashGear / 8h
Qualcomm made a rather surprising revelation when it announced the Snapdragon 690, opening the doors even for mid-range phones to promise support for 5G networks, whether or not it makes sense for some markets. Of course, this smartphone tier is populated by innumerable brands and models that start to look and sound like each other. There are, of course, a … Continue reading

QuizUp founder gets back to trivia roots with the launch of Trivia Royale

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Thor Fridriksson is no stranger to trivia. The tech entrepreneur founded QuizUp , one of the hottest mobile games of the early aughts, which attracted more than 100 million downloads, a deal with NBC , and had raised more than $40 million from notable investors. Plain Vanilla Games, the parent company of QuizUp, eventually sold to GluMobile for $7.5 million . But that doesn’t mean Fridriksson is

India’s antitrust watchdog is reviewing Facebook’s $5.7B deal with Reliance Jio Platforms

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Facebook’s $5.7 billion investment in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms that could help the American social media juggernaut make inroads into tens of millions of shops in the country is being reviewed by the local antitrust watchdog. The Competition Commission of India said on Wednesday that it is reviewing Facebook’s proposed multi-billion dollars investment in Reliance Jio Platforms for a 9.9% st

Uptycs lands $30M Series B to keep building security analytics platform

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Every company today is struggling to deal with security and understanding what is happening on their systems. This is even more pronounced as companies have had to move their employees to work from home. Uptycs , a Boston-area security analytics startup, announced a $30 million Series B today to help companies to detect and understand breaches when they happen. Sapphire Ventures led the round wit

Weather and climate lab lecture

48MIT Technology Review / 8h
After students in 12.307 left campus, they were able to study atmospheric wind patterns using a virtual laboratory created from video of a real experiment using animation software. The above video shows a can of icy water placed at the center of a circular tank of warm water on a slowly rotating platform, creating flow patterns that can be seen when dye is dropped into the tank. The water represe

Toy Design Lectures

48MIT Technology Review / 8h
Watch a sample lecture : This clip from a “new and improved” 2.00b lecture covers goals for the students’ CAD milestone and provides tips for designing under constraints. It’s part of a 1.5-hour lecture that also includes a tutorial on using electronics components. The 2.00b teaching team wrote, filmed, and produced the full-length version of the lecture from their homes in about 3.5 days. See wh

The QuizUp team is back with a battle royale trivia game

52Engadget / 8h
With the likes of Call of Duty and Tetris getting in on the craze and Fortnite hitting new heights , battle royale games aren't going away any time soon. Teatime Games has a slightly different take on the format -- a last-person-standing quiz app. In Trivia Royale, which is out on iOS today (it'll hit Android later), you'll square off against up to 1,024 other players in a tournament. You'll have

3Doodler's preschool-friendly 3D printing pen goes on sale for $30

75Engadget / 8h
3Doodler — the maker of 3D-printing pens — announced earlier this year that is was adding a preschooler-friendly model to its kids’ line-up, and now it’s arrived. Aimed at little ones as young as four, the chunky gun-shaped device is designed to help kids create tiny plastic toys in molds, instead of free-form styles. The non-toxic, biodegradable plastic is only heated up when the device’s handle

‘Words with Friends’ spin-off ‘Word Pop’ pits you against Alexa

Amazon Echo Alexa ED
39Engadget / 8h
Zynga’s Words with Friends has been a mobile mainstay for nearly a decade , and now there’s a new take on the game — and you don’t even need any friends to play it, just an Alexa-equipped device. Launching today, voice-based Word Pop sees Alexa challenge players to create as many words as possible from a bank of six letters, in a series of minute-long sessions. Say or spell as many words as you c

Grammarly brings its most helpful features to the iPad

100+Engadget / 8h
Copyediting platform Grammarly has a new iPad app that allows you to access some of its most useful online features without launching your web browser. At the center of the software is an iPad-optimized version of the Grammarly editor, which will give you suggestions on how to improve a document as you write it. As with the online version of the editor, you'll find an AI-powered assistant that gr

How to Include Captions in Microsoft Excel Graphs

How-To Geek / 8h
Include captions in your Microsoft Excel graphs to provide rich and meaningful labels. The labels can be used to display extra information that is not plotted on the graph. By linking them to cell values, you can make these captions dynamic. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Wyze Scale Review: The Best $20 You Can Spend on Your Fitness

24How-To Geek / 8h
Smart scales have been around for a while, but in order to get a good one with reliable results, you had to spend a pretty penny. Being true to what Wyze does—offer high-quality products at insane prices—the company looks to change that with its Scale. At just $20, it’s an unreal value. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Best Sites, Apps, and YouTube Channels to Learn Music (2020)

100+Wired / 8h
Modern technology makes studying to play a new instrument easier than ever. And the best part? Most of these tools are free or affordable.

Three Steps to Make Tech Companies More Equitable

400+Wired / 8h
Diversity isn't data. It's about asking the hard, human questions, and involving everyone across an organization.

You Should Really Update Your BIOS

100+Gizmodo / 8h
The BIOS (or Basic Input/Output System) is what kicks into gear when you turn on your computer: It’s the most fundamental level of software there is on your machine, checking that all the system components are working and in the right place, and loading up the main OS. The BIOS is vital to the smooth running of your… Read more...

Don't Let the Police Steal Your DNA

200+Lifehacker / 8h
In our recent episode of The Upgrade on How to Protest , we learned a lot about what the police do and do not have the right to do when making an arrest. One of the most important things we learned is that the police will likely try to get a sample of your DNA, but that you do not have to—and should not—consent to it.… Read more...

‘One day we were in the office and the next we were working from home’

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Scott Kinka Contributor Scott Kinka serves as CTO for Evolve IP . An award-winning, 20-year technology veteran with expertise in virtualization, cloud security and telecommunications, he designs the Evolve IP roadmap, leads its project team and works closely with customers and partners. Ryan Easter couldn’t believe he was being asked to run a pandemic business continuity test. It was late October

Loodse becomes Kubermatic and open sources Kubernetes automation platform

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Loodse , a German Kubernetes automation platform, announced today that it was rebranding as Kubermatic. While it was at it, the company also announced that it was open sourcing its Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform as open source under the Apache 2.0 License. Co-founder Sebastian Scheele says that his company’s Kubernetes solution can provision clusters and applications on any cloud, as well in a da

Admix raises $7M to bring more ads to games, VR and AR

200+TechCrunch / 8h
Adtech startup Admix is announcing that it has raised $7 million in Series A funding. The London-based company was founded by CEO Samuel Huber (previously owner of an indie gaming studio) and COO Joe Bachle-Morris (who previously worked in the ad agency world). The company is working to bring ads to games, esports, virtual reality and augmented reality. In-game advertising is already a huge marke

Quantum Machines announces QUA, its universal language for quantum computing

97TechCrunch / 8h
It’s a busy week in the world of quantum computing and today Tel Aviv-based Quantum Machines , a startup that is building a software and hardware stack for controlling and operating quantum computers, announced the launch of QUA, a new language that it calls the first “standard universal language for quantum computers.” Quantum Machines CEO Itamar Sivan likened QUA to developments like Intel’s x8

Playbook, a creator platform focused on fitness, raises $3 million in seed

300+TechCrunch / 8h
Playbook , aiming to be the Patreon of fitness content, announced the close of a $3 million seed round from several notable angels today. The investor roster includes Giphy founder Alex Chung, StyleSeat founder Melody McCloskey, EventBrite cofounder Renaud Visage, Seventh Generation founder John Replogle, former head of growth at Uber Ed Baker, former head of product at Uber Daniel Graf, Product

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 and new P-Series laptops arrive

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SlashGear / 8h
Lenovo has launched the new generation of its ThinkPad P-Series laptops, as well as the third-generation ThinkPad X1 Extreme. These laptops are designed for professionals, offering a variety of features, sizes, and hardware configurations to meet a variety of needs. The lineup packs 10th-generation Intel H series mobile processors, an exclusive Ultra Performance Mode, and more. ThinkPad X1 Extrem

Amazon faces backlash over Covid-19 safety measures

100+BBC News - Technology / 8h
Workers are unimpressed by new tech and the retail giant faces a lawsuit over Covid-19 policies.

Mercedes-AMG introduces electric exhaust gas turbocharger for performance and efficiency

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SlashGear / 9h
Mercedes-AMG is talking about its new electric exhaust gas turbocharger that the company is using to take performance to the next level while meeting ever-increasing emissions standards. The new type of turbocharger is in the final stages of development, and the next generation of Mercedes-AMG vehicles will see the deployment of the electric exhaust gas turbocharger. The technology was developed

From the archives: The innovator’s dilemma through the ages

52MIT Technology Review / 9h
April 1987 From “How to Keep Mature Industries Innovative”: Basic American ways of thinking must change. We are used to the notion that the only way to encourage innovation is to remove obstacles to competition, including private agreements by firms to limit their freedom of action. Recently, economists, public officials, and business managers have begun to concede that the idea of competition as

I used an algorithm to help me write a story. Here’s what I learned.

98MIT Technology Review / 9h
A few years ago I used an algorithm to help me write a science fiction story. Adam Hammond, an English professor, and Julian Brooke, a computer scientist, had created a program called SciFiQ, and I provided them with 50 of my favorite pieces of science fiction to feed into their algorithm. In return, SciFiQ gave me a set of instructions on the story’s plot. As I typed into its web-based interface

Algostory 1.7: “Krishna and Arjuna”

48MIT Technology Review / 9h
The screen read ## result null set as expected but above the crash were strings of phrases Krishna couldn’t explain. ## Dog. Drinking water in a kitchen. A woman in a house at night. ## City, palace, god, priest. In the court of the Lord, slave, gold sword. ## A story in a book. A professor in a prison. There is a camp in a jungle. There is snow over the camp. ## Space ship. Planet power. Engines

Covid-19 could accelerate the robot takeover of human jobs

100+MIT Technology Review / 9h
Inside a Schnucks grocery store in St. Louis, Missouri, the toilet paper and baking ingredients are mostly cleared out. A rolling robot turns a corner and heads down an aisle stocked with salsa and taco shells. It comes up against a masked customer wearing shorts and sneakers; he’s pushing a shopping cart carrying bread. The robot looks something like a tower speaker on top of an autonomous home

Six tales from the trenches of running a startup

48MIT Technology Review / 9h
SIMON SIMARD Learn other people’s languages NABIHA SAKLAYEN Class of 2018 Cofounded Cellino Biotech, which uses lasers to “program” stem cells. I became an entrepreneur without knowing what it meant. My collaborators at Harvard Medical School saw how my physics perspective could solve challenges in biology and pushed me into entrepreneurship. However grueling my PhD years in a dark laser lab were

How the US lost its way on innovation

79MIT Technology Review / 9h
In early March I started getting calls from people trying to respond to what was clearly turning into a global pandemic. A government agency that funds R&D wanted help connecting its research teams with experts on scale-up and manufacturing. An academic lab was searching for folks in government or industry who knew about the ventilator supply chain. Other government funders wanted to get in touch

Why venture capital doesn’t build the things we really need

57MIT Technology Review / 9h
I felt bad asking Zack Gray to repeat his story. He was used to it, he said. It’s the founding tale of his startup, Ophelia; he’d already told part of it in his commencement speech at Wharton, and to potential investors. “There was a girl in my life,” he started. “I call her my girlfriend. We met when I was 14.” They dated, on and off, and stayed friends. She was one of a generation who slid into

What the 1930s can teach us about dealing with Big Tech today

39MIT Technology Review / 9h
The “techlash,” allegedly, is over. An April op-ed in the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley’s local paper, put it most directly: “Covid-19 response will end all the Big Tech bashing.” An article published by the Brookings Institution later that month echoed the new received wisdom: “Prior concerns about the industry’s market power, privacy practices, and content moderation policies—all of whi

AWS believes it’s time to go all-in on cloud

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Amid unprecedented demand for cloud-based services brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, cloud computing giant AWS is calling for businesses to embrace the new world order and to redouble digital transformation efforts. Speaking at AWS Summit Online 2020, both AWS CEO Andy Jassy and Amazon CTO Werner Vogels were bullish about the opportunity represented by the cloud, including the necessary

Really Cool Data Source Lets You See How Much People Are Searching For Travel And Where They’re Going

View from the Wing / 9h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

A Switch in How Hospitals Use Anesthesia Could Have Huge Climate Benefits

200+Gizmodo / 9h
Right before surgery, the climate crisis is probably the last thing on your mind. If you’re under general anesthesia, you actually might not be thinking about much of anything at all. But anesthetics—especially the generalized kind—can have a pretty big impact on the climate. A new study in the journal Regional… Read more...

'DeepFaceDrawing' AI can turn simple sketches into detailed photo portraits

300+Engadget / 9h
Researchers have found a way to turn simple line drawings into photo-realistic facial images. Developed by a team at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, DeepFaceDrawing uses artificial intelligence to help “users with little training in drawing to produce high-quality images from rough or even incomplete freehand sketches.” This isn’t the first time we’ve seen tech like this (remember the

Oppo Find X2 launched in India; X2 Pro, not so much

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
The Oppo Find X2 series is the company’s high-end flagship that was unveiled around MWC. After a couple of delays, it has finally launched in India… well, sort of. Out of the duo, only the regular Oppo Find X2 will go on sale in India. It turns out that the X2 Pro will not be available for purchase. Even the Oppo Find X2 will only be available in a single 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage option, at

World Of Hyatt Selling Points With 30% Bonus

400+One Mile at a Time / 9h
Citi is an advertising partner of OMAAT World of Hyatt has just launched their latest promotion on purchased points , which is valid for several weeks. Buy Hyatt Points With 30% Bonus Through Wednesday, July 29, 2020, World of Hyatt is offering a 30% bonus when you buy at least 5,000 points in one transaction. World of Hyatt lets you buy up to 55,000 points per account per calendar year pre-bonus

Find Your Keys, Wallet, and More With a TrackR Pixel 3-Pack Down to Just $9

28Gizmodo / 9h
TrackR Pixel 3-Pack | $9 | SideDeal

Watch out Zoom – Gmail will soon let you join video calls with no extra software

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74TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Remote working and remote meetings have been steadily becoming more popular in recent years, but the coronavirus pandemic has made them even more commonplace. As such, the likes of Zoom , Google Meet and so on have become almost household names. Google is well aware that Google Meet is used not only for business purposes, but also for friends and family to keep in touch, particularly during times

Credit-focused fintech startup Upgrade raises $40M after reaching $100M run rate

300+TechCrunch / 9h
This morning Upgrade , a credit-focused fintech startup, announced that it has raised a $40 million Series D round that the company says gives it a $1 billion valuation. The Upgrade round slots neatly into a few trends TechCrunch has noted in recent quarters, including fintech startups raising at new, higher valuations, and some startups seeing sharp valuation growth on the back of comparatively

Apple is reopening 70 retail stores in the U.S. and Canada

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94Mashable / 9h
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The Citroen C4 is back with a choice of petrol, diesel, and all-electric power

20SlashGear / 9h
Surprise! The all-new Citroen C4 is back, and it transformed itself from an innocuous hatchback into a compact crossover. However, the bigger news has something to do with engine choices. The all-new third-gen C4 is available with a choice between petrol, diesel, and all-electric powertrains. If you choose the latter, you’re getting the new e-C4. Apparently, Citroen is riding on … Continue readin

Covid-19 Is Bad. But It May Not Be the ‘Big One’

500+Wired / 9h
Health experts want a 9/11 Commission-style report on the US pandemic response. They say we must forecast and prepare for outbreaks as we do for wars or weather.

8 things I learned from American Airlines’s longest flight, Dallas to Hong Kong

The Points Guy / 9h
During the COVID-19 crisis, our team has temporarily ceased taking review trips. However, we are still publishing new flight, hotel and lounge reviews, from trips taken just before the lockdown. This article refers to a review trip taken in January . Please note that the route between Dallas and Hong Kong mentioned here is currently suspended due to the coronavirus and will resume on July 10, acc

Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 review: Bulky design, but excellent performance

75Mashable / 9h
Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 $249.99 View Product The Good Top-notch sound • Intuitive physical controls • Long-lasting battery The Bad Ugly design The Bottom Line Microsoft's new Surface Headphones 2 are almost the total package, as long as you don't mind the way they look. ⚡ Mashable Score 4.25 😎 Cool Factor 3.5 📘Ease of Use 4.5 💪Performance 4.5 💵Bang for the Buck 4.5 Sometimes things don

Facebook creates voting information hub for the 2020 US election

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68Engadget / 9h
Facebook has launched what Mark Zuckerberg calls the “largest voting campaign in American history,” with the goal of urging and helping 4 million people register for the upcoming election. The social network’s voter registration campaign back in 2016 was a huge success , so now it’s aiming for double the number of people it helped register in 2018 and 2016. To make that happen, Facebook is buildi

How to Work Faster in Photoshop

44How-To Geek / 9h
Photoshop is a big, complex application. When you’re just starting out, it can feel like it takes forever to get things done. There are, however, a few ways you can speed up both Photoshop’s performance and your own workflow. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

5 Relaxing YouTube Channels for Furniture Restoration and Makeovers

64How-To Geek / 9h
Need to chill out for a moment? Sometimes, it’s nice to sit back, tune out, and watch people restore or reimagine old furniture. It sounds weird, but it isn’t too different than watching Bob Ross. You get to see an ugly chair or table return to glory, all while watching passionate restorers explain their process along the way. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Astranis reaches key milestone with MicroGEO communication satellite, aims for service to begin next summer

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Satellite telecommunications startup Astranis has achieved a key technical milestone with its MicroGEO product, a small geosynchronous communications satellite that it will use to launch its first commercial service starting next summer for customers in Alaska. This is a big milestone for Astranis because the MicroGEO satellite test article that passed this round of thermal-vacuum qualification t

Contentful raises $80M Series E round for its headless CMS

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
200+TechCrunch / 9h
Headless CMS company Contentful today announced that it has raised an $80 million Series E funding round led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from General Catalyst, Salesforce Ventures and a number of other new and existing investors. With this, the company has now raised a total of $158.3 million and a Contentful spokesperson tells me that it is approaching a $1 billion valuation. In add

NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover snaps a picture of Earth and Venus

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SlashGear / 10h
Every now again the team operating the Curiosity Mars rover that’s cruising the surface of the Red Planet stops to take the opportunity to do a little stargazing. When looking at the skies from Earth, we can often see Mars and other planets in the nighttime sky. Curiosity is able to do the same thing on the surface of Mars. … Continue reading

New Xiaomi smartphone with a 33W charger spotted - Is it the Redmi K40?

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Xiaomi comes out with a ton of smartphones under various brands like Mi, Redmi and Poco which means that even flagship devices have a shorter life cycle compared to the likes of Apple's iPhone or Samsung’s Galaxy flagships. Around a year back, in May 2019, we saw the introduction of a budget flagship series under Redmi brand – the Redmi K20 series that included two smartphones the Redmi K20 and R

Security decoy startup CounterCraft closes $5M Series A

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Spain-based CounterCraft , which builds b2b tools for gathering counterintelligence on evolving security threats, has closed a $5M Series A. The all cash round is led by Adara Ventures, with eCAPITAL and Red Eléctrica Group joining as new investors, and with participation from existing backers including Evolution Equity, ORZA, and Wayra. CounterCraft was founded back in 2015 with the aim of helpi

70% Of Beijing Flights Cancelled As New Outbreak Grows

36View from the Wing / 10h
Just yesterday I reported that 3 of the world's 5 largest airlines right now are in China as the country gets life back to normal and its aviation sector returns to something more like normal ahead of the rest of the world. Now, though, flights to and from Beijing are being cancelled en masse on Wednesday - 1,255 flights, or 70% of the total scheduled for the day - as the government tries to cont

Qualcomm's 5G RB5 robotics platform will help drones navigate tight spaces

Qualcomm Snapdragon
100+Engadget / 10h
Qualcomm is working on AI computing much like rival chip makers Intel and NVIDIA, but it’s sticking to what it does best: smaller devices and connectivity. It just unveiled the RB5 AI-enabled 5G robotics platform — a follow-up to the RB3 chipset — designed to be used in a wide array of robotic and drone products. The chips could help manufacturers build autonomous devices that can navigate their

Why I became even more loyal to the Amex Gold during the coronavirus pandemic

The Points Guy / 10h
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced travelers to rethink their credit card rewards strategy from the ground up. This is especially true for more premium credit cards that have seen their value propositions completely upended. Normally, customers would pay several hundred dollars in upfront annual fees and slowly recoup that value through luxury travel perks, but that system has had to cha

The Morning After: You can buy a Boston Dynamics robot for $75k

100+Engadget / 10h
Enterprise software news isn’t usually how we’d start off your morning, but in a world where remote work is more common than ever, Google’s new partnership with Parallels is worth noting. The virtualization company is best known for making Windows software work on Macs, but now it’s going to do the same thing for Google’s cloud-connected Chrome OS . Engadget More information is due in the “coming

Is Nvidia working on new budget graphics cards to hit AMD where it hurts?

94TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
While we’re all eagerly awaiting the reveal of the high-end Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics card, which will likely blow us all away later this year, it seems that Nvidia is also planning on updating its GTX 1650 range of affordable cards – likely in a bid to attack arch rival AMD in a market it’s usually strongest in. You see, while Nvidia is the undisputed king of high-end and enthusiast GPUs, when it

2020: 35 Innovators Under 35

52MIT Technology Review / 10h
In chaotic times it can be reassuring to see so many people working toward a better world. That’s true for medical professionals fighting a pandemic and for ordinary citizens fighting for social justice. And it’s true for those among us striving to employ technology to address those problems and many others. The 35 young innovators in these pages aren’t all working to fight a pandemic, though som

Xperia 1 II with Sony WF-1000XM3 earbuds go on pre-order

Sony Xperia PlayStation 5
SlashGear / 10h
Premium smartphones these days are largely seen as overpriced but Sony’s Xperia phones have always been that way. This time, however, the Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) might be among peers when it comes to the price tag and what it’s packing inside for that price. There is, however, one odd thing about Sony’s latest stab at the smartphone market … Continue reading

Facebook removes hundreds more accounts over hate speech

Facebook US M. Zuckerberg
500+Engadget / 10h
Facebook is continuing to take action against hate. After removing around 200 accounts associated with hate groups including the Proud Boys and American Guard last week, the company has confirmed it’s taken down a further 500 Facebook accounts and more than 300 Instagram accounts. In a statement to Reuters , a Facebook spokesperson said, “We initially removed a set of accounts for both organizati

US approves game-based treatment for kids with ADHD

40Popular Mechanics / 10h
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Scientists say there are 36 alien civilisations in our galaxy

76Popular Mechanics / 10h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

The Therapist Is In—and It's a Chatbot App

US FDA EndeavorRx ADHD
100+Wired / 10h
Companies rush to offer digital help for psychiatric disorders, after the FDA relaxes its rules amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Design and Science of Patio Dining During a Pandemic

100+Wired / 10h
Public health experts think Covid-19 risk is lower outside, and restaurateurs want to fill tables. It’s an easy solution—except for all the hard parts.

How to Spot Phony Images and Online Propaganda

500+Wired / 10h
During times of crisis—and presidential elections—manipulated photos and videos flood social media. But there are a few tricks you can use to avoid getting duped.

PS5 price and release date apparently listed on Amazon – but we're not convinced

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48TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Another PS5 price has apparently been listed on Amazon, this time in France, and reports say that the base console was priced as €499.99 (about $562 / £447). It also lists the release date as November 20, which is a Friday. We're not convinced there's anything in this, though. Ben Geskin on Twitter shared a screengrab of the listing below. Note, though, that we haven't been able to verify this ou

Could the government pay for your next vacation?

25The Points Guy / 10h
It’s no secret the travel industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. But around the world, there are promising signs that travel and tourism are beginning to recover. Major tourist hotspots such as Greece and Spain are reopening to tourists this summer, as are popular domestic destinations such as Miami , Las Vegas and the Florida Keys . But with so many travelers still wary about th

Surprising: Norwegian Air Resuming 76 Routes In July

100+One Mile at a Time / 10h
In the past couple of weeks we’ve seen many airlines become more optimistic about future prospects, as consumers seem keen to travel again. You can now add Norwegian Air to the list of airlines ramping up operations sooner than expected. Norwegian was supposed to (mostly) stay grounded until 2021 In a business plan presented in late April , Norwegian Air made it clear that the plan was for most f

2021 Mazda BT-50 pickup truck debuts with Isuzu underpinnings

SlashGear / 11h
For the first time in nine years, the 2021 Mazda BT-50 is brandishing an all-new face. It’s also riding on a new Isuzu-based platform motivated by an Isuzu diesel engine. So, is the new Mazda BT-50 still a Mazda? With an expressive fascia lifted from its CX-9 sibling, it’s not hard to discern the BT-50 as a proper Mazda. The … Continue reading

10 Awesome Windows 10 Desktop Tips and Tricks

100+How-To Geek / 11h
The Windows 10 desktop is more than just a glorified folder—it’s a reflection of your personality. You can decorate it with wallpaper, cover it with your favorite shortcuts, or even play games on it. Here are 10 tips and tricks that will make your desktop experience more useful and fun. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

PS5 exclusive games like Horizon Forbidden West are ‘more important than ever’, says Sony

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44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Sony believes that its exclusive PS5 games will ensure it stays ahead of Microsoft’s Xbox Series X when the consoles go head-to-head later this year. The PS4 is home to some truly excellent exclusive titles, such as Marvel’s Spider-Man , God of War and Horizon: Zero Dawn – and Sony showed off nine new games from its worldwide studios during its PS5 games reveal event, including Horizon Forbidden

Add Alexa to your car with the latest Echo device

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44Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: Purchase the Echo Auto for £49.99 on Amazon and add Alexa to your car. There is a fairly long list of Echo devices available on Amazon , and that list just got even longer with the release of the Echo Auto. This clever device connects to the Alexa app on your phone and plays through your car speakers through the auxiliary input jack or your smartphone's Bluetooth connection. It comes with

Quibi is reportedly looking into smart TV apps for Roku, Fire TV

46Engadget / 11h
Quibi is in talks with Roku and Amazon in a bid to reach more audiences, according to Variety . The company, which has been working double time to support screens bigger than a phone’s, is reportedly in talks to build native apps for Roku’s streaming devices and Amazon’s Fire TVs. Its Amazon negotiations “recently picked back up,” the publication says, suggesting that the company talked with the

Lawsuit vs. Western Digital wants to end any use of SMR in NAS drives

100+Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | eccolo74 ) Law firm Hattis & Lukacs has filed an amendment to its class-action lawsuit against Western Digital for including SMR technology in its WD Red line of NAS drives. The amendment adds five more named plaintiffs from five new states, and it includes significant additional technical detail. If you aren't up to date on the SMR saga, this is one article in an

How-To Geek Is Looking for a Remote Full-Time Technology Writer

54How-To Geek / 11h
How-To Geek, one of the largest and most influential tech sites on the web, is looking for a full-time technology writer that shares our passion for explaining tech. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Great cheap Apple Watch deals are available in the latest Amazon Apple sale

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32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Looking for a shiny new smartwatch? Maybe just a cheap Apple watch deal? This week we've found some fantastic Apple sales at Amazon US and UK on both the Series 3 and Series 5 that are definitely worth checking out. The Apple Watch Series 3 is going for just $179 (was $199) right now at Amazon US. This is the cheapest we've seen this (non-refurbished) Apple Watch deal go for and it's a great time

Microsoft Azure reveals host of cloud improvements

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Microsoft has revealed it was forced to take swift action in response to phenomenal demand for its Azure cloud services during the early stages of the pandemic. According to a new blog post published by the firm, in order to ensure Microsoft Azure was able to support the efforts of front-line services and the many businesses forced to transition to a remote model, datacenter staff worked “round-t

Realme Wireless Charger to debut in India

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Realme’s Buds Air earbuds are currently the only Realme product that support wireless charging in India. And it is now confirmed that a wireless charging accessory is coming this month. The company’s CEO Madhav Sheth has given his word that the new wireless charger will be launched at affordable price. The confirmation comes from a recent #AskMadhav episode which airs every month on the company’s

Basecamp HEY email service launches to some Apple App Store drama

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SlashGear / 11h
Email continues to be the lifeblood of Internet communication, no matter how many times some have tried to kill it or “upgrade” it. Google tried the latter route with the now-defunct Inbox but it was pretty much just a new skin over an old email system. Basecamp, most popular for its Internet-based project management suite, is taking another stab at … Continue reading

Inside the astrology dating app with a feature queer users love

24Mashable / 11h
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. "I think the funniest thing about this app — the best thing about this app besides it being an astrology dating app…" said TikTok user @ladygleep , a 23-year-old named Glorianna, "is that while I was filling out my profile, it

30 essential LGBTQ films to stream this Pride Month

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61Mashable / 11h
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. Whether you're demonstrating in the streets or voicing support at home, celebrating LGBTQ communities has never been so essential. But between making face masks, organizing Zoom calls, joining protest groups, and scheduling fo

Facebook is going to let US voters opt out of seeing political ads

Facebook US M. Zuckerberg
1KMIT Technology Review / 11h
The news: Facebook has announced that people will soon be able to opt out of seeing political adverts on its platform. It will start giving a small group of US users the ability to hide adverts from candidates or political action committees in their Facebook or Instagram feeds before expanding it to all US users and several other countries in the coming weeks. In an op-ed in USA Today , Facebook

Could the Samsung Galaxy S30 have six rear cameras?

48TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Six cameras on the back of a phone might sound excessive, but already we’re seeing many with four lenses (such as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus ) and some with five (such as the Nokia 9 PureView ). So moving up to six wouldn’t be such a big jump, and it appears to be something that Samsung is at least considering, opening up the possibility that we’ll see such a setup on the Samsung Galaxy S30 . Th

Purchase your very own Spot the robot dog

Popular Mechanics / 11h
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The Sonos Move smart speaker goes extra portable with ramped-up battery life

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32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
The Sonos Move just got even better for, well, being on the move. A new model for the best Bluetooth speaker of 2020 is bringing improved battery life, adding an extra hour of charge to ensure those trips to the beach – or just out of reaching distance of a plug socket – are packed with quality sound as long as possible. The new Lunar White version of the Sonos Move gives a white/silver makeover

Hasan Minhaj tells Stephen Colbert about his internet feud with Gen Z

Stephen Minhaj Gen Z
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Stephen Colbert and Hasan Minhaj spoke about plenty of serious topics during Monday's edition of The Late Show — but that didn't mean there wasn't time for a quick Gen Z/millennial feud explainer , too. "Stephen, you know there's a war right now," says Minhaj, after the subject of what to call the current generation comes up. "Gen Z hates my generation, the millennials," he explains. "For the lon

'Fortnite' new season trailer reveals waterskiable sharks and I'm done for the day

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I'm gonna be honest with you. It has clearly been a while since I've played Fortnite . They've got sharks now! And you can ride 'em . Pulled along like you're waterskiing. Wait, what day is it? Whose hands are these? Following multiple delays and an event that saw the battle royale game's island surrounded by an alarmingly colossal wall of water, Epic Games has released the trailer for its third

Formula E returns in August, will run six races in nine days in Berlin

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Enlarge / Formula E has raced in Berlin since 2015. (credit: Formula E ) Formula E is the latest sporting series to announce a return to real-world action. On Wednesday morning, the electric motorsport series revealed it will close out its season with a stretch of six races over nine days, all held in Berlin. There will actually be three separate events, each one a two-day double-header on August

T-Mobile offers an explanation for its twelve-hour outage on Monday

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On Monday T-Mobile’s voice and text messaging services were down all evening , with the outage stretching for over twelve hours. Now, its President of Technology Neville Ray has given some explanations of what happened and what the company says it’s doing to keep it from happening again. I want to be fully transparent about what happened yesterday with our network. We did not meet our own bar for

The Tech I.P.O. Comes Roaring Back in the Pandemic

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Now that the stock market has largely shrugged off the coronavirus, start-ups are scrambling to go public.

The Umbrella Academy season 2 first images reveal its new 1960s setting

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Some spoilers for The Umbrella Academy season 1 follow. The Umbrella Academy season 2 is set to debut on Netflix in July, and now Netflix has released first images from the show, as well as information about the series' new early '60s setting. The finale of season 1 saw the Hargreeves siblings escape apocalypse using the time manipulation powers of Five (Aiden Gallagher), but their destination wa

IHG Rewards Club Selling Points With 100% Bonus (Extended)

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Citi is an advertising partner of OMAAT In early May, IHG rolled out their latest major promotion on purchased points , after quite a hiatus. This promotion was supposed to expire on June 15, but has been extended by several days for anyone who is still interested. Buy IHG Points With 100% Bonus Through Saturday, June 20, 2020, IHG Rewards Club is offering up to a 100% bonus on purchased points .

Nokia 8.3, the first 5G Nokia phone, might be available to buy soon

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While the Nokia 8.3 5G was announced in March, a firm release date wasn't provided, and the phone has begun to fade from memory the more time passes. However it seems the Nokia 8.3 5G release date might actually be coming up pretty soon. This comes from Nokia fan site LoveNokia , which noticed the Nokia 8.3 5G listed on Amazon in Germany, and you can see the store page yourself here , although cu

Smartphone cameras with real optical zoom are a step closer to reality

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Smartphone cameras have been one of the most interesting and quickly evolving aspects in recent years. We saw various kinds of implementations to take care of zooming, which has historically been a weak point for these tiny cameras. While telephoto lenses helped, their optimum performance was seen only at specific ranges and not throughout. A new development by O-Film might change that. The Shenz

Businesses are set to spend big on cloud this year, but not security

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Businesses are prepared to lay out major investment in cloud technology and systems this year, new research has claimed. Cloud spending has soared in 2020 so far due to the increased need for remote working capabilities brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, but this trend is set to continue even as workers begin to return to the office, according to a survey by Snow Sof

Amazon Echo Auto finally arrives in UK to put Alexa smart assistant in your dumb car

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Amazon Echo Auto is now available in the UK, bringing the retail giant's smart voice assistant into your car. Echo Auto was initially announced back in September 2018 during an extremely busy Amazon launch event and was originally slated to go on sale the same year. However, its launch date in the US was pushed back to 2019 and now, almost two years since the announcement, it's finally landed on

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 release date could be sooner than the Galaxy Fold 2

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We’ve been expecting Samsung to announce the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 on August 5 , but now we have a clearer idea of when you’ll actually be able to buy it too, with August 21 being the most likely date right now. That’s according to Max Weinbach (a leaker with a good track record) who said this was the “rumored date”. That phrasing suggests he’s not certain of it, but he does seem confident that

Lifetime access app deal: Meditating, working out, speed reading, more

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TL;DR: Work towards becoming more efficient and productive with The Superhuman Lifetime Subscription Bundle for $79, a 97% savings as of June 17. We all have the same amount of time each day as Beyoncé. But not many of us have the same innate talent, nor the same amount of influence. For us mere plebeians, achieving success sometimes means spreading ourselves thin to the point of burnout. It's no

This kit will fix what you hate about your AirPods, and it's on sale

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TL;DR: Keep your Airpods extra protected with the Earhoox AirPod Survival Kit for $39.99, a 20% savings as of June 17. AirPods, for better or worse, have become the go-to choice for wireless earbuds — and they don't seem to be going anywhere soon. At first, it seemed like the only people who used them were joggers and people (rudely) taking calls on trains. But now, everyone from TikTok stars to

This discounted VPN covers all the bases

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TL;DR: A three-year subscription to Hotspot Shield is on sale for $2.99 per month as of June 17, saving you 77% on list price. There are some rules that you should follow when investing in a product or service. You should always do your research before making a decision and you should try and find something that checks off every box. There is no point in purchasing something that only offers some

This beverage holder will transform the way you hang out on your couch

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TL;DR: Get comfy with your favorite drink and favorite show with the CouchCoaster® for $20, a 20% savings as of June 17. The term couch potato exists for a reason. If you decide that you're going to park your butt on the couch and commit to a lazy Sunday, then you might as well fully dedicate yourself to the cause and not move an inch the whole day. And if you're wondering how you're going to saf

Free up your weekends with a robot lawn mower

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For some, mowing the lawn is a pleasant experience. For others, it absolutely sucks — or, at least, it sucks unless it's between 65 and 75 degrees outside. If you're an enthusiastic member of the latter category, a robot lawn mower may be an investment to consider. Once set up, they'll allow you to step back from lawn maintenance pretty much entirely. Think of robot mowers as Roombas for lawns, j

Get this renewed Dell Optiplex Desktop for a bargain and boost your WFH performance

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TL;DR: Get a renewed Dell Optiplex 7010 Desktop Computer for just $378.99, a 33% savings as of June 17. Your laptop and tablet are great and they're sufficient for practically all of your computer needs. Even your phone is able to keep up with most daily tasks. But man, when you're on the computer all day for work, those tiny screens can really start to strain your eyes. Not to mention your back,

China’s gay dating app Blued eyes Nasdaq IPO to expand overseas

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It was around 20 years ago when Baoli Ma hid in his bedroom feeling helpless and lonely for being a gay man in China. Life has changed dramatically for Ma since then. This week, BlueCity, the gay dating and lifestyle platform he created, has filed for an initial public listing on Nasdaq. “To me, herein lies the power of the internet — it empowers us to elevate ourselves, and to bring warmth to ot