Saturday, August 01, 2020

TPS Consulting Early Saturday Feed


One of the first ships to resume cruising is having a COVID outbreak

8KThe Points Guy / 9h
On second thought, maybe it was too soon. One of the first cruise ships in the world to resume sailing since the coronavirus-caused worldwide halt to departures in March is experiencing an outbreak of the illness that has already sent people to the hospital. Norwegian expedition cruise company Hurtigruten late Friday said four crew members from the 535-passenger Roald Amundsen were admitted to th

Beyoncé drops breathtaking 'Black Is King' visual album with cameos from all the family

Beyoncé Black Is King
10KMashable / 19h
The day has arrived. Beyoncé has bestowed another gift on the world in the form of a breathtakingly beautiful visual album called Black Is King . In just over one hour and 19 minutes, the Grammy-winning artist takes us on a mesmerising journey, reimagining her album The Gift released in July 2019 as a soundtrack for Disney's recreation of The Lion King . The film — now available to stream on Disn

Hundreds of Kids in Georgia Tested Positive for Coronavirus After Summer Camp

4KGizmodo / 10h
A new case report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adds to the growing concern over how safe it will be to reopen schools in the U.S. during the current pandemic. It details an outbreak of covid-19 at an overnight summer camp in Georgia this past June, in which hundreds of children of all ages and… Read more...

Netflix is making a film based on Ubisoft's 'Beyond Good & Evil'

100+Engadget / 44min
Netflix is working on a feature film adaptation of Ubisoft’s Beyond Good & Evil , the streaming platform has revealed on Twitter. According to The Hollywood Reporter , the project is still in early development and still in in the midst of looking for writers. It already has a few names attached to it, though, including Rob Letterman ( Detective Pikachu’s director) who’ll head up what’s apparently

5 things the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 still needs to show us

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 49min
The Galaxy Note 20 is expected to launch next week, but we still have big questions about the stylus-packing flagship – here's the top five unknowns.

This Storage Processor could deliver a massive boost to your SSD performance

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 49min
Pliops Storage Processors promise to accelerate SSD performance of databases, as well as cutting hardware and power costs.

NASA Mars rover launches: a closer look at its record-breaking cameras

NASA Perseverance Mars
20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 49min
We take a look at the photographic wizardry that's on its way to the red planet aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.

7 of the best reality shows from around the world

20Mashable / 1h
Scripted shows are great , but sometimes you just want to binge some good reality TV. Long-running reality television series such as The Bachelor , Survivor , and Say Yes to the Dress are popular options for scratching that unscripted drama itch, with all of them easy to flick on and devour. However, if you're looking for a change of pace, consider casting your hungry eyes farther afield — like a

iPhone 12 delay: when will you actually be able to get the new iPhone?

Apple iPhone 12 September
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Apple’s next flagship phone has been confirmed to be delayed, but when will it actually land?

Wannabe DevOps engineers can save 95% on this class bundle

44Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: The Ultimate DevOps Mastery bundle is on sale for £25.41 as of August 1, saving you 95% on list price. In its 2017 State of DevOps Report , found that DevOps engineers are considered "a significant attribute to businesses". Those that hire people with DevOps skills deploy code with 30 times the frequency of their competitors, with 50% fewer failures. Despite this, only 18% of th

This physics course teaches you everything you should have learned in school

32Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: The Fundamentals of Physics course is on sale for £7.69 as of August 1, saving you 94% on list price. When you were a kid, being forced to learn things was the worst. You coasted through school doing the least amount of work possible and filled your free time with mindless nonsense. When you became an adult, you suddenly realised that you don’t know half of what you thought you did. Fortun

We tracked down the cheapest 64GB RAM module pair right now

Intel One RAM HP
28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Creators and gamers, rejoice! OLOy has smashed the memory price barrier.

PokimaneBoyfriend and the Scandalous Reign of Drama YouTube

100+Wired / 7h
This week, Twitch streamer Pokimane demonstrated how to expertly handle the internet drama industrial complex.

CVS Pharmacy taps PayPal and Venmo to offer touch-free payments

Paypal InComm CVS Venmo
SlashGear / 7h
CVS Pharmacy has tapped PayPal and Venmo to offer touch-free payments in its stores, the companies have announced. There’s an obvious reason for using contactless payments — you don’t need to expose yourself to someone else’s germs in order to pay for your goods, something particularly important during the coronavirus pandemic. The new checkout ‘experience’ is coming to more than … Continue readi

How the Alleged Twitter Hackers Got Caught

Florida Twitter Hack
300+Wired / 7h
Bitcoin payments and IP addresses led investigators to two of the alleged perpetrators in just over two weeks.

Disrupt 2020 early-bird savings extended until next week

200+TechCrunch / 7h
Even the hard-charging world of early-stage startups has its share of procrastinators, lollygaggers, slow-pokes, wafflers and last-minute decision makers. If that’s your demographic, today is your lucky day. You now have an extra week (courtesy of Saint Expeditus , the patron saint of procrastinators), to score early-bird savings to Disrupt 2020 , which takes place September 14-18. Buy your pass

Linux users, beware: TrickBot malware is no longer Windows-exclusive

29TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
TrickBot continues to evolve from a simple banking trojan as its creators add new functionality.

How to clean your sex toys, according to three experts

45Mashable / 7h
Whether you've just purchased your first vibrator or are a seasoned dildo user, it's important to learn how to properly care for it. One major safety precaution you need to take — before both solo and partner play — is to clean your sex toy. While it may not sound sexy, cleaning your toys is essential. "Pleasure products can help you embrace confidence, help navigate intimate desires and boundari

This Was Not His Design: Bryan Fuller's Hannibal Could Have Been Hugh Grant

200+Gizmodo / 7h
It’s not an overstatement to say that Hannibal , Bryan Fuller’s nouveau gothic drama take on the Hannibal Lecter mythos, made Mads Mikkelsen ’s career in Hollywood. But casting a nearly unknown Danish actor for a lead role in a prime-time network drama is not easy, as Fuller will tell you. And it took NBC some time to… Read more...

Moment's Drone Accessories Keep Your Photos Shiny and Your UAV Intact, Assuming You Can Find a Place to Fly

Gizmodo / 7h
15% off Drone Accessories | Moment | Promo Code MomentDrones Read more...

Android malware posing as Covid-19 contact tracing apps

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Cybercriminals are using contact tracing apps to infect unsuspecting users with malware.

Canon denies that the Canon EOS R5 has been delayed or could be recalled

the Canon EOS R5 This Week
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The Canon EOS R5 has no delays relating to reported to overheating issues nor any plans for a recall, according to the camera giant.

The Best Guitars for Beginners, According to Our Readers

28Lifehacker / 8h
Holy shit: A lot of you really like the guitar. There were so. many. passionate and helpful responses to our call for the best guitar for beginners . I didn’t bargain for a master class in purchasing your first axe, but that’s exactly what I got, and I implore anyone exploring guitar to go check out all the wonderful… Read more...

American’s Best International Routes Are Mexico, Caribbean, and South America

25View from the Wing / 8h
Throughout the Covid pandemic American Airlines has focused on connecting flights through its Charlotte and Dallas hubs. It's pulled back in other markets, like Los Angeles which will no longer be its primary transpacific gateway and New York which was hit by the virus early and now faces travel restrictions (quarantines) for people coming from much of the country. The airline's Miami hub, though

Office 365 phishing scam uses Google Ad domains to evade security

48TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Cofense has discovered yet another phishing campaign that tries to steal users' Office 365 credentials.

More quickly than anyone expected, NASA embraces reuse for human flights

SpaceX NASA Dragon Earth
94Ars Technica / 8h
Crew Dragon is shown docked to the Harmony module on the International Space Station. [credit: NASA ] Weather permitting, SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft will splash down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. Forecasters are closely watching conditions due to Hurricane Isaias but are hopeful the mission will find calm seas and light winds offshore from the Florida Panhandle. Unlike the Apollo missions

YouTube ditches community captions because they’re rarely used

SlashGear / 8h
Google has announced that it is getting rid of YouTube’s Community Contributions feature because it is hardly ever used on videos and when these captions are present, they’re often low-quality, spammy, or otherwise problematic. These captions aren’t going away immediately, however, with YouTube giving its users time to switch their videos to other caption options. If you’re unfamiliar with YouTub

As COVID-19 rages around the globe, other infectious diseases shrink away

100+Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / A masked pedestrian crosses an empty street at a usually busy intersection in the Central Business District on February 3, 2020, in Beijing, China. (credit: Getty | Keven Frayer ) Reports of influenza and a host of other infectious diseases have plummeted as the COVID-19 pandemic has driven people into lockdowns. In many places, social distancing measures aimed at curbing the spread of

Rockets vs Mavericks live stream: how to watch today's NBA online from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
The NBA returns and our guide will help you get a Rockets vs Mavericks live stream online tonight.

Google tightens its ad misinformation policies ahead of the election

96Engadget / 9h
Google has announced it’s strengthening its ad policy in an attempt to counter inaccurate information ahead of the November election. Under the policy changes, advertisers who work together to conceal their identities and distribute misinformation and those who use illegally obtained information will be banned on Google and YouTube, said Google spokeswoman Charlotte Smith. Both changes, which go

Twitter survey reveals the subscription options it’s eyeing, including an ‘Undo Send’ button

200+TechCrunch / 9h
Earlier this month, Twitter told investors it’s considering a subscription model as a means of generating additional revenue to support its business. Now we know what sort of value-add features Twitter may be eyeing. In a new survey, the company asks users to evaluate paid features like “undo send” (an alternative to an edit button), as well as other ideas like custom colors, the ability to publi

Red Sox vs Yankees live stream: how to watch MLB's fiercest rivalry from anywhere

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
All bets are off when AL East rivals Boston and New York clash - here's how to watch a Red Sox vs Yankees live stream and catch the entire MLB series online.

Even as cloud infrastructure growth slows, revenue rises over $30B for quarter

100+TechCrunch / 9h
The cloud market is coming into its own during the pandemic as the novel coronavirus forced many companies to accelerate plans to move to the cloud, even while the market was beginning to mature on its own. This week, the big three cloud infrastructure vendors — Amazon, Microsoft and Google — all reported their earnings, and while the numbers showed that growth was beginning to slow down, revenue

'The Office' will stream on Peacock with exclusive new content

66Mashable / 10h
If you're already preparing for The Office to leave Netflix and move to NBC's Peacock , get ready for a whole new viewing experience. According to Bloomberg , The Office will arrive on Peacock in January 2021 with new, unreleased material. “We will be reintroducing The Office in a more complete way, incorporating elements that were not part of the original broadcast,” Peacock and NBCUniversal Dig

How one moonshot VC approaches investing in the COVID-19 era

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Take one glance at Playground Global’s portfolio and a theme emerges: The firm’s investments are forward-looking, longer-term plays, a strategy that runs counter to the fast-return ethos that permeates certain Silicon Valley sectors. The Palo Alto-based VC firm is banking on the future with investments in capital-intensive and technically complex pursuits, including robotics, autonomous driving,

Despite controversy, Netflix is adding video speed controls on mobile

Netflix Speed Android
SlashGear / 10h
Despite the controversy in the creative community regarding video speed adjustment features, Netflix has decided to move ahead and give its users this option — at least those who watch on an Android phone or tablet. With this option, users will be able to speed up or slow down the rate at which content plays, making it possible to get … Continue reading

The X2 Cast Allegedly Almost Quit the Marvel Film Over Bryan Singer

400+Gizmodo / 10h
Director Bryan Singer became a name in Hollywood after The Usual Suspects but shot to fame after taking on the X-Men franchise. Years later, and after years of rumors of Singer allegedly sexually abusing a number of young men, a damning Atlantic report was released in which four men detailed their personal experiences… Read more...

September Will Be Worse Than June For Airlines

View from the Wing / 10h
Summer is traditionally peak season when airlines are the busiest. It's heavy leisure travel season, when people fly internationally to Europe and beyond. And that season ends around Labor Day. Yet air travel this summer has plateaued around 25% of last year's passenger volumes. Throughout June things were improving for domestic flying, at least, but the recovery in air travel largely ended after

Microsoft confirms free 'Halo Infinite' multiplayer running at 120FPS

343 Halo Infinite Xbox
500+Engadget / 10h
After a leak from an Irish retailer gave up the goods , Microsoft has confirmed the news — Halo Infinite will include a free-to-play multiplayer mode, and it’s running at 120FPS. This news wasn’t revealed during last week’s Xbox Series X gameplay showcase that disappointed many gamers with the state of its graphics, but maybe it’s enough to reinvigorate some fans of the FPS. The development team

Celtics vs Bucks live stream: how to watch the NBA tonight from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Two of the East's biggest teams collide tonight - and it's couldn't be easier to watch the NBA online. Here's how to get a Celtics vs Bucks live stream right now.

Use Windows Hello to Make Online Shopping Faster in Chrome

57Lifehacker / 11h
It can be a pain having to type in your credit card number and CVC code whenever you’re shopping online. However, saving this information in your browser with insufficient security to conceal it is also a bad move. To solve this, consider using Windows Hello with Google Chrome—a quick and easy way to buy stuff in a… Read more...

Coca-Cola plans hybrid drink that blends ‘authentic’ Coke flavor with coffee

Coca-Cola Coke Coffee
26SlashGear / 11h
A day after its hard seltzer announcement, the Coca-Cola Company has returned to reveal that it will soon release a ‘hybrid’ beverage combining the ‘authentic’ flavor of its cola product with coffee. Unlike the Topo Chico drink, which will be launched this year in a limited number of cities, Coca-Cola says it plans to make its new coffee beverage available … Continue reading

Using pristine Southern Ocean air to estimate pre-industrial pollution

36Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / Long lines called "cloud streets" forming off the edge of Antarctic sea ice. (credit: NASA EO ) One of the lesser-known scientific complications that makes assessing human-caused climate change a hassle is that it isn’t all about greenhouse gases. Emissions of aerosols—tiny atmospheric particles from a variety of sources that scatter sunlight back to space, for example—have acted to off

Beyoncé's 'Black is King' shows everything the light touches is our kingdom

Beyoncé Black Is King
200+Mashable / 11h
Truly great stories can be told without specifics. They survive not because of the specific words used to recount them, but because their characters, arcs, and lessons are universal The Lion King is a story about talking safari animals, but Simba’s journey of being shamefully forced from his home, losing his identity, and returning to take his place in the circle of life is packed with powerful t

Neurologists warn of the danger of “stem cell tourism”

100+Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / Skeletal stem cells are shown here in red. (credit: Noriaki Ono ) Stem cells hold the promise of helping us repair tissues damaged by disease or injury. But outside of bone marrow stem cells, the practice remains largely a promise, as we're just starting clinical trials to determine if we can use these cells effectively. But that hasn't stopped people from offering stem cell "treatments

Rocket Lab clear to launch again after first mission failure attributed to electrical fault

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Rocket Lab has received clearance to launch from the FAA following the failure of its Electron rocket on July 4 and the loss of the half-dozen satellites on board. “This was a very, very sneaky and tricky issue,” said CEO Peter Beck. “However, the issue is well understood by the team. We’re really looking forward to getting back on the pad.” The failure, Beck explained on a call with press, was n

Prep and organize your whole meal with this handy kitchen tool — Future Blink

56Mashable / 11h
‘Prepdeck’ is designed to make meal prep easy and more efficient. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Culture , Food Preparation , Cooking Gadget , and Future Blink

Three Charged in the Single Worst Hack in Twitter's History [Updated]

Florida Twitter Hack
200+Gizmodo / 11h
Earlier this month a number of Twitter accounts belonging to prominent, highly-followed individuals like Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos were compromised , seemingly to defraud strangers out of bitcoin. Unfettered access to potentially sensitive information contained therein generated… Read more...

Darth Vader Is Letting the Past Die

100+Gizmodo / 11h
When Ahsoka Tano faces Darth Vader in Star Wars Rebels , there is a moment when the Dark Lord growls to his former apprentice “Anakin Skywalker was weak, and I destroyed him .” But for all his confidence there, Marvel Comics is telling a much longer, more tragic tale of how Darth Vader pushed aside his former self. Read more...

Air Canada threatens to cancel Airbus A220 order if government doesn’t ease restrictions

100+The Points Guy / 11h
Air Canada is fed up with the Canadian government’s travel restrictions and is threatening to cancel its order for the made-in-Canada Airbus A220 to get them eased. A combination of international arrival restrictions, including the closure of the U.S.-Canada border, plus internal restrictions and quarantines has hit the Montreal-based carrier hard, said Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu during a sec

How to Know if There’s Too Much Cash in Your Savings Account

200+Lifehacker / 11h
As our country wrestles with new coronavirus outbreaks , the economy continues its downward slump . This week’s announcement from the Federal Reserve was bad news for savers—who may already be antsy about low interest rates and where to stash their cash, according to a new Bloomberg report . Read more...

These bendable hangers can hang any article of clothing — Future Blink

48Mashable / 11h
'Hangio' hangers are made from durable materials that can mold to fit your clothes and keep them from being stretched out or slipping off. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Clothing , Eco Friendly , and Future Blink

What Happens When You Abandon Your Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island

Animal Crossing Nintendo
1KLifehacker / 11h
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a game that demands attention. The way it’s structured, you’re supposed to play every day, or at least check in to see what’s up. Like brushing your teeth or taking out the trash, Animal Crossing is, at its core, a chore. So what happens if you forget to do that chore for two months? Read more...

Save up to 43% on Anker Charging Products, Today Only

56Lifehacker / 11h
Save up to 43% on Anker Charging Products | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

Poacher Who Killed a Rare Gorilla Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

100+Gizmodo / 12h
In Uganda, a man was just sentenced to prison for 11 years after he confessed to killing a rare silverback gorilla last month in a landmark decision for wildlife. Read more...

Facebook CEO gets grilled over VPN fiasco

45TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Mark Zuckerberg deflected questions about the company's VPN app at a recent House Judiciary hearing.

Microsoft pulls plug on consumer Cortana: Invoke and app shutdown roadmap

Microsoft Cortana Kardon
SlashGear / 12h
As Microsoft continues to narrow Cortana’s scope and turn it into an AI assistant that’s primarily used in Microsoft 365, the company has made the decision to drop pretty much all of Cortana’s consumer integrations. Today, Microsoft outlined a roadmap for Cortana’s end of support, and it begins in September with the company pulling the plug on all third-party Cortana … Continue reading

Red Hat and CentOS systems aren’t booting due to BootHole patches

200+Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / Security updates intended to patch the BootHole UEFI vulnerability are rendering some Linux systems unable to boot at all. (credit: Aurich Lawson ) Early this morning, an urgent bug showed up at Red Hat's bugzilla bug tracker—a user discovered that the RHSA_2020:3216 grub2 security update and RHSA-2020:3218 kernel security update rendered an RHEL 8.2 system unbootable. The bug was repor

Use Your Chair for a Home Workout

78Lifehacker / 12h
Welcome to the last of our fitness challenge posts for the month. I hope you’ve enjoyed these mini breaks from your day, even though they’re sometimes a little silly. Today, I have a challenge that’s even sillier: put something other than your butt on your chair. Read more...

JetBlue launches Pennies for Points: Should you “buy” points for 2 cents apiece?

The Points Guy / 12h
Credit card issuers have been getting creative in how they can retain cardholder value during the pandemic. In the past few months, we’ve seen dozens of limited-time credit card perks , including elevated bonus categories, statement credits and more. Now, JetBlue is back with another one of these perks for select JetBlue Plus cardholders with the launch of Pennies for Points. Pennies for Points g

Make a Dark and Moody Whiskey Lemonade With Cassis

100+Lifehacker / 12h
My bar cart is a crowded, chaotic piece of furniture. At the front, we have the stuff I use on a near-constant basis—gin, Campari, bourbon, and rye—but things get little more esoteric towards the back. As you make your way deeper into my collection of ethanol, you’ll find a lot of liqueurs and amari, including a… Read more...

Florida Teenager Is Charged as ‘Mastermind’ of Twitter Hack

Florida Twitter Hack
12KNYT > Technology / 12h
The authorities arrested a 17-year-old who they said ran a scheme that targeted the accounts of celebrities, including former President Barack Obama and Elon Musk. Two others were also charged.

Teen hacker charged with 30 felonies over huge Twitter bitcoin scam

Florida Twitter Hack
31SlashGear / 12h
A 17-year-old teenager from Tampa, Florida, has reportedly been arrested over his alleged ‘mastermind’ role in the recent Twitter hack that compromised many high-profile accounts. The discovery was made by a local news agency that claims the teenager has been charged with 30 felonies, including ones involving fraudulent use of personal information and communications fraud. The discovery was made

Microsoft Is Reportedly Delaying the Dual-Screen Surface Neo

Gizmodo / 12h
While it seems like we’ll be seeing the Surface Duo very soon , it appears we’ll have to wait a lot longer for the Surface Neo . Microsoft originally planned for the Neo to launch during the 2020 holiday season, but has reportedly instead hit pause on the production of the dual-screen tablet. Read more...

Microsoft will shut down the Cortana iOS and Android apps in 2021

Microsoft Cortana Invoke
200+Engadget / 12h
We already knew Cortana’s days as a consumer-facing digital assistant were numbered after Microsoft said earlier this year it would remove the AI from its Android launcher app . But the company has now detailed additional cuts that users are likely to feel more keenly. The changes won't happen all at once. To start, Microsoft will end support for third-party Cortana skills on September 7th, 2020.

Massive Twitter hack: 2 teens and a 22-year-old arrested

17 Florida Twitter
100+Mashable / 12h
UPDATE: July 31, 2020, 12:45 p.m. PDT The Department of Justice announced Friday that it had charged three people for perpetrating the Twitter hack. A joint law enforcement investigation in which authorities "followed the money" allowed them to identify a 19-year-old in the U.K., a 22-year-old in Orlando, FL, and a minor it declined to identify who is under the custody of local Florida authoritie

The leading arguments for a Microsoft-TikTok tie-up

300+TechCrunch / 12h
Here they are, ranked by how much weight we put behind them:

Florida teen charged as “mastermind” in Twitter hack hitting Biden, Bezos, and others

17 Florida Twitter
300+Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge (credit: Tom Raftery / Flickr ) Authorities on Friday charged three people with orchestrating this month's epic hack of Twitter and using it to generate more than $100,000 in a bitcoin scam promoted by hijacked accounts of politicians, executives, and celebrities. Federal prosecutors in San Francisco charged Mason Sheppard, 19, Nima Fazeli, 22, and an unnamed juvenile in the July 15 breac

The first US COVID-19 exposure tracing apps using Apple and Google’s system are coming

Apple Google API US
SlashGear / 12h
Google says the first COVID-19 contact tracing apps in the US should roll out in the next few weeks, several months after the search giant partnered with Apple on a cross-platform exposure notifications system. The technology, which the two firms offered to public health authorities, allows iOS and Android devices to securely check in with each other when within close … Continue reading

You’ve Never Seen Sneakers That Can Stand up to This Type of Abuse

24Futurism / 12h
Indestructible Shoes have revolutionized the shoe industry over the last few years, changing the way people think about athletic and safety footwear. But if you don’t own a pair yet, or if you do, and you’d like an excuse to buy another pair, you’re in luck. Because Indestructible Shoes just released a trio of new styles, and these high-tech sneakers might just be their best ones yet . Traditiona

How to Keep Edge Chromium's Address Bar From Crashing the Browser

52Lifehacker / 12h
I thought I was losing my mind yesterday, but sometime around the afternoon (California time), I noticed that typing anything into Edge Chromium’s address bar was causing the browser to crash after a few keystrokes. Microsoft claims it fixed the issue, but it just happened to me again earlier today, so it’s time to… Read more...

HBO Is Safe on Fire TV—Kind Of

Max HBO Amazon Roku
75Gizmodo / 12h
In an apparent final-hour agreement between WarnerMedia and Amazon, Fire TV users will be able to continue streaming HBO. Read more...

Couples Are Using Technology to Repair Their Struggling Relationships

Futurism / 12h
Technology has been improving your life since the day you were born. It keeps you healthy. It keeps you safe. It keeps you entertained. Now, thanks to online relationship and marriage counseling platforms like ReGain , it’s even removing the traditional barriers to quality mental health care for couples in struggling relationships. All you have to do is let it. What Is ReGain? Image via Unsplash

Florida teen accused of being ‘mastermind’ behind celebrity Twitter hack

Florida Twitter Hack
500+TechCrunch / 12h
Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren announced today that he has filed 30 felony charges against a 17-year-old resident of Tampa, Florida, who was described by Warren’s office as “the mastermind of the recent hack of Twitter .” The hack in question occurred earlier this month and involved high-profile Twitter users like Apple, Elon Musk, Joe Biden and Barack Obama, whose accounts all posted

First US apps based on Google and Apple Exposure Notification System expected in ‘coming weeks’

EN US Google Apple
100+TechCrunch / 12h
Google Vice President of Engineering Dave Burke provided an update about the Exposure Notifications System (ENS) that Google developed in partnership with Apple as a way to help public health authorities supplement contact-tracing efforts with a connected solution that preserves privacy while alerting people of potential exposure to confirmed cases of COVID-19. In the update, Burke notes that the

Human sperm swim more like otters than eels, study finds

Apple Map 3D
300+Ars Technica / 12h
For more than 300 years, most scientists have assumed that sperm "swim" through fluids by wriggling their tails back and forth like eels to propel themselves forward. But according to a new paper in Science Advances, this is actually an optical illusion—the result of viewing the creatures from above with 2D microscopes. New observations with 3D microscopy have revealed that human sperm actually r

Delightree raises $3M to help franchise business owners simplify their operations

100+TechCrunch / 12h
Owning one brick-and-mortar business seems complicated enough. But running multiple locations? For many owners, that’s a constant juggling act of phone calls, check lists and driving back and forth from store to store. In the middle of a pandemic, it gets all the more complex. Delightree , a company