Saturday, August 01, 2020

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Watch live as SpaceX brings NASA astronauts back from the Space Station aboard Crew Dragon

NASA SpaceX Dragon
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SpaceX and NASA are now in the final stages of preparation for the conclusion of its Demo-2 Crew Dragon mission, which will see astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley depart the International Space Station and return to Earth. Behnken and Hurley launched aboard the Crew Dragon, SpaceX’s first human spacecraft, on May 30 and have been working as part of the Station’s crew since then. The Crew Drag

How to Watch the NASA SpaceX Crew Come Back to Earth

NASA SpaceX Dragon
500+Lifehacker / 6h
While the rest of us suckers have been down in this pandemic mess the whole summer, astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have spent the past few months in the International Space Station. They’ve been up there since May 31 , following a successful trip on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in… Read more...

Amex Platinum Cell Phone & Streaming Credits Guide

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Update : This is a reminder that it’s a new calendar month, so if you’re like me and have to manually make payments to take advantage of these Amex cell phone & streaming benefits across multiple cards, you can now do so for August. Also check out this handy Amex credit & benefit tracker . In light of the current pandemic we’re seeing card issuers add some more perks on select cards, in particula

How to GIF YouTube videos in 10 simple steps

Mashable / 12min
So you're watching a fun video on YouTube. Neat, good for you. You've seen a moment you really like, and you want to convert that fun little moment from YouTube into a GIF. I get it, pal, GIFs can be fun. Don't be embarrassed if you don't know where to start. Creating an animated GIF from YouTube is easy and I've broken the process down into 10 very simple steps. OK then, let's do it. 1. Pull up

Gillmor Gang: 3 Weeks Ago

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The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, Denis Pombriant, Brent Leary, and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Saturday, July 11, 2020. For more, subscribe free to the Gillmor Gang Newsletter . Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor @fradice, @mickeleh, @denispombriant, @kteare, @brentleary, @stevegillmor, @gillmorgang The Gillmor Gang on Facebook The latest G3:

Startups Weekly: Qualtrics IPO to be even more exciting this time around

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Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here . German software giant SAP bought experience management platform Qualtrics for $8 billion days before the unicorn’s IPO, back in November of 2018. But last weekend it decided to spin out the experience management provider to finally go public on its own.

finnish-art-gallery: Makaava kissa, Mosse, Maria Wiik, Finnish...

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finnish-art-gallery : Makaava kissa, Mosse, Maria Wiik , Finnish National Gallery

Your phone is you: How to protect your device from ID theft

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We store loads of valuable and sensitive information on our smartphones which is why we must protect them from falling into the wrong hands.

Hitting the Books: Why women make better astronauts

NASA Mars Rover Earth
68Engadget / 34min
Kate Greene knows better than most what it’s like to live on Mars. As a member of NASA’s inaugural 2013 HI-SEAS project, she spent four months in a simulated Martian environment on Hawaii’s Mauna Loa. In Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars , Greene examines humanity’s yearning for space travel through the lens of her own experience and explores, not just the cold, technical capabilities needed to ge

[Roundup] Sign Up With NASA For Your Name To Be Sent To Mars

View from the Wing / 34min
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 ...

Here Are the 2020 Hugo Award Winners

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It’s that time of year. The coronavirus can’t stop the brightest and nerdiest in science fiction from gathering (digitally, safely, from their homes) to celebrate the annual Hugo Awards, given to a variety of the best and brightest in the genre. This year, the celebrations were hosted by George RR Martin, and featured… Read more...

TikTok discovered 'green needle vs. brainstorm' two years later and it blew up again

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I know it's the weekend and you want to relax, not have your brain pretzeled. I know. But I saw this and now I must share it. Do you remember the dress? You know — the viral blue or yellow dress ? Or better yet, how about Yanny vs. Laurel ? Well, a new viral auditory illusion hit the internet over the weekend. Green needle vs. brainstorm. Just watch. Different coworkers have had different reactio

Saturday's Best Deals: Henleys, Power Strips, Trunk Organizers, and More

56Lifehacker / 1h
A deal on JACHS NY Henleys , Soulcalibur VI Standard Edition , a t runk organizer with a cooler , a glove, tong, and spatula all-in-one , and more are some of Saturday’s best deals. Read more...

Marriott Expands Face Mask Policy For Guests

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Early last week, Marriott became the first major global hotel group to announce plans to require guests to wear face coverings inside its hotels in the United States. Several weeks prior to that most global hotel chains introduced such policies for employees, but at the time not for guests. Well, Marriott’s guest face mask policy has now been expanded to more regions. Marriott requiring guests to

Netflix is turning an Ubisoft game from 2003 into a feature film

Netflix Beyond Good
SlashGear / 1h
Netflix has revealed its latest adaptation plans, stating that it will be turning Ubisoft’s Beyond Good and Evil into a feature film. The announcement was accompanied by an image that teases the style of the game and its main characters. Fans can expect a movie that sticks with the space pirates theme, one that is firmly in the adventure genre. … Continue reading

Watch SpaceX return Crew Dragon astronauts to Earth starting at 5:45PM ET

NASA SpaceX Dragon
100+Engadget / 1h
SpaceX’s historic first crewed mission is about to come to an end , and you can watch the conclusion as it happens. NASA TV is providing live coverage as astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley undock Crew Dragon and return to Earth. The broadcast starts at 5PM Eastern, although Behnken and Hurley won’t close the hatch until 5:45PM. The departure itself is scheduled for 7:34PM Eastern. You’ll prob

Apple may be setting up to compete with Square's contactless payments

Apple iPhone Cook tAS
61Mashable / 2h
Is Apple preparing to take on the mobile payment company, Square, Inc.? A recent purchase suggests as much. Apple has reportedly acquired Mobeewave, a Montreal-based tech startup that empowers tap-based payments. It works like this: a vendor with the app installed can turn their near-field communication-equipped (NFC) smartphone or tablet into a contactless payment terminal. So unlike Square, whi

Cheap 4K TV deals drop to $229 at Best Buy this weekend

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These cheap 4K TV deals are dropping prices on budget models down to just $229 at Best Buy this weekend.

fravery: Janine Niepce (Française, 1921-2007), Le Chat de la...

Music, Arts & Literature / 2h
fravery : Janine Niepce (Française, 1921-2007), Le Chat de la Concierge, Paris, 1957.

Don't Fall Into the Trap of 'Precrastination'

61Lifehacker / 2h
We live and work in a culture that values productivity (and in turn, profits) above pretty much everything else. But we’re also big fans of instant gratification. (Isn’t the best part about making a checklist adding a few things you’ve already done, just so you can tick them off right away?) As it turns out, when you… Read more...

While Airlines Aren’t Serving Booze On Board They’ve Got A New Problem: Passengers Bringing Their Own

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Southwest Airlines – along with other carriers – has noticed an increase in passengers treating flights as ‘BYO’ and drinking their own mini bottles they bring through security while on board. Airlines have stopped serving alcohol in coach (and in some cases first class) both as a cost saving measure and to limit interaction between passengers and flight attendants. So passengers have taken the m

Big dog befriending a butterfly is a lovely feel-good distraction from... everything

100+Mashable / 3h
We could use a little soothing during the pandemic and boy, did this video of a doberman meeting a butterfly do it for me. This good, large pup, named Titan, seems amused by the delicate yellow butterfly flapping around his head. Does Titan try to chomp the little critter? Sure. But, he doesn't get it, even as the butterfly repeatedly lands on its snout. Seriously, it just keeps coming back for m

Air France-KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards Return

500+One Mile at a Time / 3h
While we’re a long ways from a return to normal in the travel industry, it’s nice to see that at least one popular promotion is making a return, after being paused since March 2020. What Are Flying Blue Promo Awards? Historically one of the best uses of Air France-KLM Flying Blue miles is booking Promo Awards . Flying Blue publishes these monthly, and they offer 20-50% off select award tickets on

huariqueje: Frans Pointl in the Cat Heaven - Sylvia...

Music, Arts & Literature / 3h
huariqueje : Frans Pointl in the Cat Heaven - Sylvia Willink, 2015 Dutch,b.1944- Oil on canvas, 50 x 45 cm.

Deal alert: U.S. cities to Mexico from $164 round-trip

The Points Guy / 3h
As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. For more TPG news and deals delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter here . One of th

Brace for impact! How the landing gear on the 787 Dreamliner works

The Points Guy / 3h
“I didn’t even realize we’d landed!” Of all the comments pilots like to receive from passengers, this has to be right up there. Everyone loves a smooth landing , it makes us pilots feel proud and passengers feel safe. However, no matter how smoothly we fly, bringing a 190-ton aircraft down onto the runway at 170 mph requires some serious technology to keep all those onboard safe. The landing gear

What brands need to do if they want to break up with Facebook

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Sean Clayton Contributor A 15-year digital media veteran, Sean Clayton connects brands with the data-driven intelligence solutions they need to drive growth. With more than 90 major advertisers and counting announcing plans to dump Facebook, a significant question lingers: Where will brands go next for their digital marketing needs? The case for the breakup is clear: Brands want to distance thems

Getting a portable monitor was the best move I made all lockdown

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From spreadsheets to gaming, the Lepow Portable Monitor has been a lifesaver.

Save up to $190 with the latest gaming laptop deals from Best Buy and Lenovo

Intel AMD RAM One Lenovo
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The latest sales from Best Buy and Lenovo are offering some great value gaming laptop deals, with savings of up to $190.

Start Training For Your Electrical Engineer Career with These Classes

Futurism / 4h
We take our level of connectivity for granted. While many developed nations and economies have internet and major electrical power grids, developing nations are just starting to come online. The United Nations estimates that a majority of the world’s population does not have access to an internet connection. Studies have also found that nearly 15 percent of the world doesn’t have electricity. Eve

Fortnite FNCS Chapter 2 Season 3 arrives: How to watch, schedule, Drops

SlashGear / 4h
As promised, the Fortnite Champion Series tournament is here, with the first broadcasts scheduled to go live later today. Game fans will be able to stream today’s Qualifiers over the weekend, kicking off rounds of gameplay leading up to the competitive Finals later this month. Ahead of the first broadcast comes details on how to watch the games, Twitch Drops, … Continue reading

Watch Ancient Wonders Get Digitally Restored to Their Original Glory

100+Lifehacker / 4h
One of the most interesting parts of travel is getting to see human-built structures or natural wonders that have been around for hundreds or thousands of years (or at least what’s left of them). The city or landscape around them has changed, but the sites gives us a glimpse into life in the past. Even back in the day… Read more...

shaykarniel:Leonhard Huizinga - Twaalf maal Hieronymus - vintage...

Music, Arts & Literature / 4h
shaykarniel : Leonhard Huizinga - Twaalf maal Hieronymus - vintage bookcover 1964

Waiting for Tenet? Watch Inception again – it's still amazing

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Inception landed on Amazon Prime Video this weekend, and it makes for a hell of a rewatch.

How to Use Amiibo Cards in ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’

How-To Geek / 4h
Animal Crossing: New Horizons offers the chance to get the villager you want by using amiibo, a collectible item you can purchase from Nintendo and various third-party resellers. By using an amiibo, you don’t have to hunt for favored residents. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Riding an E-Bike Has Changed My Entire Perspective on How We Get Around

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Summer was just barely kicking off. My boyfriend was skating ahead of me on his longboard as I trudged behind— slowly —on my bicycle up a hill. No matter how hard I tried, I could not keep up. I was covered in sweat, annoyed, and over our goddamn excursion to the nearby park. Look, I love bikes, but I fucking hate hills… Read more...

Lounges Accuse Priority Pass Of Not Paying Up

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Here’s an odd dispute, that could have bigger implications… Guangzhou Airport lounges stop accepting Priority Pass Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport has quite a few Priority Pass lounges. Even though they’re branded differently, most of them are run by the airport. There are new reports that several of the lounges at the airport have stopped accepting Priority Pass. What’s the reason? There

American Airlines Won’t Bring Back First Class Meals Anytime Soon, Envisions ‘More Modern’ Service Going Forward

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Don't expect a return to meal (tray) service on American Airlines any time soon. And when they're ready to offer meals again expect something 'more modern' which in my experience is usually code for something cheaper and less extensive , Continue reading ...

Scientists say some stars could potentially host seven Earth-like planets

Jupiter Seven Earth
SlashGear / 5h
A research team from the University of California, Riverside, including astrobiologist Stephen Kane, has been crunching the data and found evidence that suggests some stars could potentially host as many as seven Earth-like planets. The cabbie out to this prediction is that the solar systems can’t have a planet like Jupiter to mess things up. Kane and the other researchers … Continue reading

Microsoft Surface Go 2 review: A versatile tablet in a laptop’s clothing

57Mashable / 5h
Microsoft Surface Go 2 $399.99 (starting) View Product The Good Lightweight • compact design • Useful kickstand • Bright • sharp display • Solid performance The Bad Mediocre battery life when using third-party apps • Thick bezels • Cramped display The Bottom Line With a larger display and slightly longer battery life, the Microsoft Surface Go 2 is an excellent choice if you're looking for a flexi

5G phones, smartwatches, AR glasses: 5 reasons Vivo's European launch is a big deal

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Chinese smartphone company Vivo is launching in Europe, and it’s bringing with it 5G phones, smartwatches, AR glasses and more.

Electric car startup Lucid is challenging Tesla’s anti-lidar stance

Tesla Autopilot One
44Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge (credit: Lucid ) Electric car startup Lucid doesn't like the phrase "Tesla killer," but the comparison is hard to avoid. The company raised $1 billion from Saudi Arabia two years ago and is working on the Lucid Air, a high-end battery electric sedan reminiscent of Tesla's Model S. Lucid is scheduled to officially unveil the car in September and begin selling it next year. One area where L

Tech at Work: Amazon caravan protest, Genderify’s algorithmic bias and using ‘BIPOC’

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Welcome back to Tech at Work, where we look at labor, diversity and inclusion. Given the amount of activity in this space, we’re going to ramp this up from bi-weekly to weekly. This week, we’re looking at the latest action from a group of Amazon warehouse workers in the San Francisco Bay Area, how to avoid Genderify’s massive algorithmic bias fail and the rise of the use of BIPOC, which stands fo

danskjavlarna: From Tirra Lirra Rhymes Old and New by Laura...

Music, Arts & Literature / 5h
danskjavlarna : From Tirra Lirra Rhymes Old and New by Laura Richards and illustrated by Marguerite Davis, 1902. Spotty: my modest collection of vintage leopards . Shiver in wonderment: Weblog ◆ Books ◆ Videos ◆ Music ◆ Etsy

The final launch to Mars for the next two years looked pretty epic

NASA Mars Rover Earth
400+Ars Technica / 5h
Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is on its way. [credit: Trevor Mahlmann ] On Thursday morning, an Atlas V rocket launched NASA's latest rover, Perseverance , to Mars . This marked the third of three launches to the red planet in 2020—following the UAE's Hope and China's Tianwen-1 missions—and it came near the closing of this year's month-long "window" to the red planet. During such a window, which c

Shelby American Shelby GT500SE makes 800 hp on pump gas

SlashGear / 5h
One of the hottest muscle cars in the market today is the 2020 Ford Shelby GT500. As the folks at Shelby have done almost since the Ford Mustang launched, they have taken the 2020 GT500 and hopped it up with more horsepower and performance. The resulting vehicle is the Ford Shelby GT500SE. Shelby American will limit the car to only … Continue reading

Best audio workout apps for training without a screen

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Since your gym is still closed and will be for a while, the world is now your workout space . But for those venturing outside or training in the living room, staring at a screen is the last thing you want after a day of, well, staring at a screen . That's why we recommend audio fitness apps. Ethan Agarwal, CEO and founder of audio workout app Aaptiv (full disclosure: I'm an active user on a 259-d

Rite Aid Used Facial Recognition in Stores for Nearly a Decade

200+Wired / 6h
A SubStack email mess, a Nintendo leak, and more of the week's top security news.

How cell phones and Facebook are changing remote Nunatsiavut

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Enlarge / The town of Nain. (credit: Dennis Minty/Adventure Canada) Moravian missionaries arrived in Canada in the 1700s, forever altering the future of the country's Inuit population. Beginning in the 19th century, Inuit children were taken away from their families and forced to attend residential schools (boarding schools), where they were not allowed to speak their own language. In the 1950s,

Texas cave sediment hints that volcanoes caused ancient global cooling

SlashGear / 6h
Researchers from several Texas universities, including the University of Houston, Baylor University, and Texas A&M University have discovered some new evidence that suggests new scientific theories about why the Earth cooled globally about 13,000 years ago. The sediments obtained from a cave in Texas, have preserved geochemical signatures from ancient volcanic corruptions. The researchers say tha

Art-lover’s paradise: A review of the Conrad New York Downtown

The Points Guy / 6h
Editor’s note: During the COVID-19 crisis, our team has temporarily ceased taking review trips. Instead, we have been publishing a selection of our most popular reviews from the past year. We have, however, resumed the publication of new, previously unpublished flight , hotel and lounge reviews, from trips taken before the lockdown. We hope this will help you choose once we’re all ready to start

4 Ways to Quickly Create a Note on iPhone or iPad

29How-To Geek / 6h
Do you often need to quickly jot down a note on your iPhone or iPad? Using these four tips, it’s easy to add notes without needing to hunt for the Notes app on your Home screen. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple's New Gift Card Can Be Spent on Everything, Physical or Digital

20How-To Geek / 6h
If you’re buying a gift for the Apple devotees in your life, no longer must you choose between iTunes (for apps, music, movies, in-app purchases, subscription fees, etc.) or the Apple Store (phones, computers, accessories). With the introduction of the new unified Apple gift card, now Apple will take your money for pretty much anything it sells. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Here's Everything You'll Need for the Perfect Backyard Movie Night

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A warm summer night is the perfect excuse to stay up late watching movies out in your backyard or on your apartment’s rooftop, and we’ve gathered everything you’ll need in order to have a perfect outdoor movie night of your own. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

This VPN Will Give You Your Privacy Back For Under $40

Futurism / 6h
At this point, we all know that our activity is being tracked across the web. Every site you visit, every post you like, and every link you click is being tracked. Companies have massive amounts of data on you that they use to build complex profiles that advertisers can use to target you. Former employees of big tech companies have rung the alarm bells about this , but little has been done to rea

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Say I Do’ offers a wedding-focused twist on the ‘Queer Eye’ formula

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Parts of “Say I Do,” a new reality series on Netflix, will feel pretty familiar to fans of the streaming service’s popular reboot of “Queer Eye.” Like “Queer Eye,” “Say I Do” stars gay men who are experts in a particular field — in this case, interior designer Jeremiah Brent, fashion designer Thai Nguyen and chef Gabriele Bertaccini. In each episode, the trio is given the only-on-reality-TV task

US Army’s latest AI system lets humans and robots have conversations

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The United States Army has detailed the development of a new dialogue system that enables humans and robots to hold conversations. The new systems enable ‘fluid communication’ between soldiers and AI, according to the US Army, which refers to its new capability as Joint Understanding and Dialogue Interface (JUDI). By enabling conversations between humans and machines, officials say the two … Cont

Transfer Chase Points To IHG With 60% Bonus

21One Mile at a Time / 6h
Chase Ultimate Rewards has just launched a transfer bonus, which is only the second-ever transfer bonus ever offered by the program ( the first bonus was to British Airways Executive Club back in mid-2019). Seeing another transfer bonus from Chase is exciting on the surface — of the four major transferable points currencies , Ultimate Rewards is the only program that hasn’t historically offered m

universitybookstore: Jackie Ormes (August 1, 1911 – December...

Music, Arts & Literature / 6h
universitybookstore : Jackie Ormes (August 1, 1911 – December 26, 1985) was the first nationally syndicated African American woman cartoonist. She also designed her own line of African American dolls. (Read more about this remarkable artist here .)

Maximizing the American Express Platinum Concierge

The Points Guy / 6h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Years ago, I came across a great Reddit thread about a former American Express Concierge. I loved re-reading his entertaining stories about member requests that came to his office. Today, I’ll cover my own personal experiences in conjunction with other data to show you how to maximize the capabilities of the American

The first US COVID-19 exposure notification apps could arrive within 'weeks'

100+Engadget / 6h
In order to help fight the spread of COVID-19, Apple and Google quickly developed exposure notification technology for Android and iOS that that relied on Bluetooth technology in mobile phones. They initially released their platforms in May (via an update for iOS and Play Store services on Android), but so far, in the US apps based on the technology have not rolled out widely. According to a Goog

Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Bonus

View from the Wing / 7h
Currently, and through August 31, there's a 60% bonus on transfers from Chase Ultimate Rewards to IHG Rewards Club. Continue reading ...

Games of the Generation: Stardew Valley is a welcome break from the chaos of the world

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Stardew Valley won our hearts with its charming aesthetic and quirky characters, making it one of the most memorable games of this generation.

Soulcalibur VI is Still Getting New Characters, So Grab The Standard Edition For Cheap and Get to Fighting

32Gizmodo / 7h
Soulcalibur VI Standard Edition (PS4) | $19 | Amazon Soulcalibur VI Standard Edition (XBO) | $16 | Amazon Read more...

What Can Ants and Bees Teach Us About Containing Disease?

100+Wired / 7h
Social insects cooperate to curb the spread of pathogens. Maybe their systems of behavior can help human societies battling pandemics of our own.

5 lessons learned from taking a road trip in the age of coronavirus

The Points Guy / 7h
Editor’s note: As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. Believe it or not, my wife and I went on our first international trip together just 19 days after ou

Laptop vs desktop: which should you buy?

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We pit laptop vs desktop

NASA says its Perseverance rover is safe despite early launch surprise

NASA Mars Rover Earth
31SlashGear / 7h
NASA launched its Perseverance rover on July 30, sending it off into space on an Atlas V rocket. If everything goes as planned, the rover will reach Mars in February 2021, kicking off a new mission to search for signs of ancient life on the Red Planet. Though the launch was a success, there was an early surprise for the … Continue reading

Qatar Airways Cabin Crew Will Work In Call Centers

300+One Mile at a Time / 8h
Airlines have drastically cut back their route networks, and expect a recovery to take several years. Unfortunately this has caused layoffs at many airlines. Among those employees who are sticking around at airlines, some creative arrangements are needed to keep people efficiently employed. Well, Qatar Airways seems to have a creative solution for keeping some cabin crew busy in the coming months

Why the Google Pixel 4a may be my next smartphone

Google Pixel 4A Android
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The Google Pixel 4a is tipped to be an affordable smartphone with an awesome camera, and that's all I really want.

DTS:X vs Dolby Atmos vs DTS Play-Fi: surround sound and multi-room explained

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Both surround sound and multi-room technologies have taken a giant leap forwards with three technologies in recent years: DTS:X, Dolby Atmos and DTS Play-Fi.

Why Marriott’s 10x points on food delivery isn’t as good as it seems

The Points Guy / 8h
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has completely changed how and where consumers shop, and credit card issuers have been forced to adapt as the travel-specific perks they offer have been rendered nearly useless. We’ve seen a number of cards offering limited time bonus categories and statement credits in food-friendly categories, including grocery purchases and food delivery. Interested in more cre

15 Best Weekend Deals: Laptops, TVs, Phones, and Outdoor Gear

100+Wired / 8h
Planning a socially-distanced camping trip? Now is the time to stock up on things like backpacks and tents.

10 Ways to Reconnect With Long Distance Relatives, Friends, and Relationships

100+Wired / 8h
Whatever the distance, these ideas will help you feel closer in these trying times.

The Garmin Hack Was a Warning

200+Wired / 8h
As ransomware groups turn their attention to bigger game, expect more high-profile targets to fall.

Apple's latest acquisition could turn iPhones into payment terminals

Apple New iPhone 12
100+Engadget / 8h
iPhone users may be able to accept credit card payments from other people without needing extra hardware in the future. According to Bloomberg , Apple has acquired a startup called Mobeewave Inc., which is behind a technology that can turn iPhones into payment terminals. The tech giant reportedly paid $100 million for the company and will retain its employees who still work out of Montreal. Mobee

Why I Still Use an Old PowerPC Mac in 2020

Apple Find Mac UltraFine
30How-To Geek / 8h
Last month, I bought myself a “new” Mac, and it only cost me $50. How is this possible, when the cheapest Apple computer (the Mac Mini) costs $799, or 16 times what I paid? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple’s partners and Samsung apply for India’s $6.6 billion local smartphone production program

Apple Samsung India
500+TechCrunch / 8h
South Korean giant Samsung, Apple’s contract manufacturing partners Foxconn, Wistron and Pegatron, and Indian smartphone vendors Micromax and Lava among others have applied for India’s $6.6 billion incentive program aimed at boosting the local smartphone manufacturing, New Delhi said on Saturday. The scheme, called Production-Linked Incentive Scheme, will offer a range of incentives to companies

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

500+One Mile at a Time / 8h
In early July, IHG rolled out its latest promotion on purchased points . While many people (understandably) may not be looking to speculatively buy points right now, it’s at least worth being aware of this if you could benefit for an upcoming stay. While this promotion was supposed to expire yesterday, it has now been extended by a further two weeks, should you be wanting to buy IHG points. Buy I

Netflix is rolling out playback speed controls for its Android app

Netflix Speed Android
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Get through your binge watching faster or take your time over it with the new feature, now out of testing.

Google Pixel 4a slated for August 3 launch: What to expect

Google Pixel 4A 5 August 3
22SlashGear / 9h
It is not easy to keep an upcoming smartphone a secret these days. Especially, if it is one of the most anticipated phones of the year. This is what has happened with the Google Pixel 4a – which has been thoroughly leaked – even though Google chose to stay tight-lipped about the device. The smartphone has been long delayed from … Continue reading

Electric bike maintenance: how to keep your e-bike running like a dream

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Julian Thrasher, head of training at Shimano, shares his expert advice on keeping your e-bike rolling.

Energy news round-up: electric vehicles could offer cheaper energy storage than large-scale batteries, and more

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What’s been happening in the energy industry this week? Here’s our energy news round-up

Sony A7S III and Canon EOS R5 show that every camera is still a compromise

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The Sony A7S III and Canon EOS R5 are incredible flagship hybrids, but they remain video and stills specialists at heart.

[Updated] A Tampa, Florida Teenager Has Been Arrested for the Giant Twitter Hack

Florida Twitter Hack
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The FBI, IRS, US Secret Service, and Florida law enforcement arrested a 17-year old Florida resident this morning, accusing him of ‘masterminding’ the recent Twitter bitcoin hack. Over 130 accounts were compromised, with dozens sending promises out of doubling bitcoin, including high profile names like Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and Kanye West. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Microsoft Will Kill Cortana on Mobile and Harmon Kardon Speakers in 2021

Microsoft Cortana Android
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Microsoft’s Cortana personal assistant never took off like the company hoped. Windows Phone died, which didn’t help, and although it release an Android and iOS app, they never saw wide traction. Even partner-made thermostats and speakers failed to dazzle. Now, Microsoft says it will end support for Cortana on iOS and Android, and the Harmon Kardon Invoke speaker will be just a Bluetooth speaker.

Chrome's Autofill Feature Is Getting Fingerprint Authentication

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Google says it’s working on making autofill for Chrome more convenient and secure. Chrome can save both passwords and credit cards for autofill purposes, but that probably seems like a bad idea on your mobile devices. You’ll soon be able to add fingerprint protection to prevent unauthorized use of your credit card details on Android. And if you’re on Windows or Mac, you can do that now. Read This

OPPO Watch Confirmed for UK Release With Wear OS and Real-Time Heart Rate Monitor

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Forget your dusty old Wear OS devices. The new OPPO Watch promises to shake up the world of Android wearables with its high-quality AMOLED display, real-time heart rate monitoring, and Watch VOOC fast charge tech. It launches in the UK later this year, although OPPO hasn’t announced an exact date or pricing. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Save up to 43% on Select Anker Chargers in Amazon's Deal of the Day

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Amazon’s Deal of the Day is offering up to 43% off select Anker charging products. Products include a car charger, a solar charger, and a 13,000mAh battery bank, among others, and are great items to have for late-summer road trips or camping expeditions. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Why a Data Breach at a Genealogy Site Has Privacy Experts Worried

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Nearly two-thirds of GEDmatch’s users opt out of helping law enforcement. For a brief window this month, that didn’t matter.

Insomnia? Streaming service Restflix will put you to sleep (on purpose).

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TL;DR: Sleep better with a three-year subscription to the Restflix sleep streaming service for $59.99, a 59% savings as of Aug 1. Raise your hand if you've been binge-watching all the things lately. Now raise your hand if you've stayed up all night, telling yourself, "just one more episode." Is your hand still up? Then we've got an alternative to your typical Netflix and Hulu binge-watching sessi

Bring home the golden age of arcade gaming — with a modern twist

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TL;DR: Get a taste of nostalgia with the Polycade™ Home: Plug and Play Mounted Arcade for $3,899, a $100 savings as of Aug 1. The golden age of arcade video games (the late 1970s to the mid-1980s) died with the birth of home video game consoles. It's tragic, as there's truly no video game console that feels as authentic and wistful as playing Pac-Man or Street Fighter at the local arcade. While t

BT broadband deals are looking strong with big rewards, price drops and more

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BT broadband deals are looking strong right now after some major price drops. Now is the time to get in and grab one.

You’ll never need a password manager again, thanks to this new Chrome update

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Making purchases via Google Chrome will soon become a lot more secure.

Got a DIY painting project planned? These rim covers reduce the mess.

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TL;DR: Stay stain-free with an 8-pack of Grip Drips Paint Can Rim Covers with a Magnetic Brush Holder for $62.99, a 21% savings as of Aug 1. Interior painting is by far the most satisfying home improvement activity and it's not hard to see why. A fresh coat of paint is the easiest — and most affordable — way to freshen up your place. Plus, it's stay-at-home-friendly, doesn't require any specializ

Toilet paper is back, but you should still get a bidet while they're on sale

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TL;DR: Have a more hygienic bathroom experience with the Slim Zero bidet seat for $99.99, a 22% savings as of Aug 1. We all remember the great toilet paper shortage of 2020 like it was yesterday. Was it yesterday? The days are really blending together. At any rate, a silver lining to the TP search is that people finally considered other ways to clean their butts. In a word: bidets. SEE ALSO: Best

Match vs. eharmony: Both are for serious relationships, but how do the dating sites compare?

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Though society has outgrown most cliché tropes that surrounded online dating in its early years, believing that meeting online can grow into a connection past something casual can be hard. If any dating sites can rekindle your hope that there's someone out there who wants the same thing you do, Match and eharmony are it. Technically speaking, online dating amplifies your selection of potential lo

Learn how to optimize your business processes from a pro for just $35

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TL;DR: Take a step towards becoming a business analyst with The Exclusive Business Analysis Certification Bundle for $34.99, a 97% savings as of Aug 1. One of the reasons it's so difficult to explain what a business analyst does is because they do so much. These professionals wear many hats and their everyday tasks and daily activities are constantly changing. On any given day, their responsibili

Do I really need antivirus for Mac?

Apple Find Mac UltraFine
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We discuss the increasing amount of threats aimed at macOS, and reasons why you may want backup from an antivirus.

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

Netflix Beyond Good
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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

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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

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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 Mars Rover Earth
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We take a look at the photographic wizardry that's on its way to the red planet aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.