Saturday, September 05, 2020

Saturday Morning World-Changing Events (or not)

 Technology and More!

Breaking: Delta Air Lines confirms no furloughs for flight attendants

13KThe Points Guy / 10h
Some rare good news from the airline industry came late Friday: Delta Air Lines says that thanks to voluntary leave and early retirements, it will not have to furlough any additional flight attendants this year, reports View from the Wing. Sign up for the free daily TPG newsletter for more airline news! “With the overwhelming response of flight attendants choosing to participate in our creative s

Delta Air Lines Says No To Furloughing Flight Attendants

3KView from the Wing / 11h
Delta Air Lines won't be furloughing any flight attendants this year, even as its largest competitors lay off thousands. Last Labor Day Delta gave its non-union workforce a big raise. This Labor Day their flight attendants get to keep their jobs. Delta has made a strong argument to its flight attendants not to unionize. Continue reading ...

Best laser printer 2020: top picks for color and mono printing

200+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Our rundown of the best laser printers on the market.


AMD’s Big Navi tease in Fortnite hints that next-gen GPUs could be imminent

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11min
Something big is coming to the AMD battle arena, apparently – and it might just be arriving soon.

Parents Got More Time Off. Then the Backlash Started.

64NYT > Technology / 56min
Pandemic policies at tech companies have created a rift between parents offered more benefits and resentful workers who don’t have children.

Does the Canon EOS R5 have overheating issues? Our verdict on its new firmware

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The Canon EOS R5's new firmware promises to resolve the number one bugbear of filmmakers. Does it do the job?

Make your WFH setup more comfy with an ergonomic office chair

32Mashable / 1h
So often, the home office doesn’t get the love it deserves. Whether you work from home full time, use your home office a few days a week, or you use it sparingly for your own creative endeavors, a comfortable chair is a staple you'll need to get your best work done. A good office chair is arguably just as important as a good laptop and good WiFi . The health of sitting Many people outfit their ho

These interactive tutorials can help you write your very first lines of code

32Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: Jump into the world of programming with the Interactive Learn to Code bundle for $29.99, a 73% savings as of Sept. 5. You already know how beneficial it is to learn to code, but it's not exactly something you can jump into blindly and pick up in a day. There's a reason programmers and developers are paid the big bucks — it ain't easy. But choosing the right method for learning and studying

25 Labor Day sales on fitness gear to help build your dream home gym

32Mashable / 1h
Even though most Labor Day 2020 travel plans have been put on hold, that doesn't mean the holiday's shopping calendar has to miss a beat. And because 2020 is the year of the #homegymlife, we've rounded up some truly epic deals on workout equipment. To knock 15% off, don't forget to use promo code GOFORIT15 at checkout. PRO 6 Arcadia Air Runner Non-Motorized Treadmill Paying thousands of dollars m

20 Labor Day deals that can help you sleep like a baby

20Mashable / 1h
A good night's sleep can be hard to come by. You could turn to sleep aids like melatonin or a soothing podcast , but your nighttime setup could actually be the culprit. Given all the Labor Day deals going on, there's no better time to upgrade those bedroom essentials. From aromatherapy pillows to maybe even a new mattress, don't miss your chance for better sleep. Plus, you can snag an extra 15% o

20 Labor Day deals to cover all your electronic charging needs

28Mashable / 1h
In a year when so much around us is constantly changing, one thing forever remains the same: the need for a reliable source of power. There's a good chance that at any given moment, one of your many devices is dead — or at least close to it. But fortunately, Labor Day weekend has arrived, which means there are a ton of deals on cables, power banks, wireless chargers, charging hubs, and more. So,

Attention Marvel fans: This Thanos bottle opener was made for you

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: Crack open a cold one with the Thanos Bottle Opener for $9.34 with code GOFORIT15 , a savings of around 33% as of Sept. 5. Unless you've mastered opening a bottle with your teeth (please don't), you should always have an opener handy. But don't settle for anything flimsy or boring — grab this Thanos Bottle Opener inspired by the Marvel supervillain. This well-designed and flat-out awesome

Epic Games asks a court to make Apple put 'Fortnite' back in the App Store

Japanese Apple App Store
100+Engadget / 1h
In the latest development of the legal battle between Apple and Epic Games, the Fortnite developer announced it has filed for a preliminary injunction that would put its game back in the app store and restore its developer account. Today we asked the Court to stop Apple’s retaliation against Epic for daring to challenge its unlawful restrictions while our antitrust case proceeds. This is a necess

Some Xiaomi smartphones get Google’s native call recording feature

Redmi Xiaomi 10 Google
28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
A lot of people prefer to record their calls and Google making this feature live on some Xiaomi phones is a welcome move and something other brands can look forward to.

Even a Federal Judge Agrees That the FBI and NSA Are Flouting Civil Liberty Safeguards

36Gizmodo / 3h
The National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation violated thousands of people’s civil liberties by exploiting systems intended for sussing out foreign intelligence and criminal activity, a federal judge found per the Washington Post . Read more...

iPhone 12 delay: normally it'd land next week, so when is the new iPhone coming?

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
41TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Apple’s next flagship phone has previously been confirmed to be delayed, and here's our best idea of a release date.

Galaxy Z Fold2: Samsung's third attempt at a folding smartphone

200+BBC News - Technology / 4h
Will it be "third time lucky" for Samsung as it reveals its latest attempt at a folding smartphone?

Windows 10 update is bringing one of the best iOS features to your PC

Microsoft Teams 10
56TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Windows 10 users get to experience more control with spacebar cursor.

Telmate data breach leaked personal info for millions of prisoners

78Engadget / 5h
Telmate, a widely used prison phone service, left millions of inmates’ and their contacts’ data exposed online, according to Comparitech . The company is behind an app called GettingOut, which gives prisoners a way to make monitored voice/video calls and to send texts to their loved ones. Due to the nature of the service, the exposed data included identifiable information and personal corresponde

Apple TV Plus takes over Apple website - hands out a warning too

37TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Apple TV Plus appears to have shifted gears post the Covid-19 pandemic, investing in top-notch Hollywood movies, as well as directors to provide exclusive content to its subscribers.

Learn from the world's best artists with this online drawing bundle

48Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: The Pencil Kings Ultimate Character Drawing and Design Course Bundle is on sale for £26.31 as of Sept. 5, saving you 80% on list price. Rather than dishing out hundreds of thousands of pounds at a prestigious art school you may or may not even get to attend in person, wouldn't you rather work on your drawing, painting, and design skills at your own pace, from your own house? If this sounds

Learn a new language with the help of this highly-rated app

32Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to QLango Language Games is on sale for £33.83 as of Sept. 5, saving you 50% on list price. Now, more than ever, people who want to learn a new language are turning to their mobile devices for help. Because yes, there's an app for that. In fact, there's an overwhelming number of apps for that. But if you're looking for one that really shakes up the learning experien

The most beautiful PC of 2020 is a tiny metal cube powered by AMD Ryzen

66TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Other computer manufacturers could learn a thing or two.

One more week to save on TC Sessions: Mobility

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Mobility may be one of the fastest moving technologies going, but procrastination is an equal-opportunity affliction that can strike even the most dedicated founders and devotees. Fortunately, Saint Expeditus, patron saint of procrastinators great and small, called in a favor. Early-bird pricing for passes to TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 , which takes place October 4-6, remains in effect for one mo

Shenmue returns again—this time as a Crunchyroll, Adult Swim anime

Shenmue Crunchyroll
100+Ars Technica / 9h
Shenmue Enlarge / Shenmue 's characters, atmosphere, and martial arts, without all the QTEs? Sure, we're interested. (credit: Crunchyroll) Recent teasing and rumors about the Shenmue video game series came to fruition on Friday with a surprise announcement at the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo : The cult Sega game series will soon receive an anime adaptation, complete with series creator Yu Suzuki on b

A 13-episode 'Shenmue' anime series is on the way

Shenmue Crunchyroll
300+Engadget / 9h
After years of waiting, Shenmue fans crowdfunded a new game last year , and now the story of Ryo Hazuki will be told through a new anime series . Announced during the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo, the show will be a co-production between Crunchyroll and Adult Swim, with Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki executive producing. They’re promising more info on the show tomorrow during an industry panel session at

Another Fortnite godmode invincibility exploit found: How it works

20SlashGear / 9h
Fortnite players have found another so-called ‘godmode’ exploit that gives players a type of invincibility. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a godmode bug in the battle royale game and it probably won’t be the last time. The bug has, according to the streamer who brought attention to it, been live in the game for at least three days, … Continue reading

Sorry, That PS5 Is A Cake

100+Gizmodo / 9h
Last night, streaming platform Twitch held the first Chat Choice Awards, allowing viewers to vote for their favorite games live. It also teased the audience with what appeared to be a PlayStation 5, which sat in the background for two hours before finally being revealed to be an exceptionally large, elaborate cake. Read more...

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Pre-Order Guide: Release Date, Price, Retailers, and More

Nintendo Super Mario
44Gizmodo / 10h
Pre-Order Super Mario 3D All-Stars | $60 | Amazon , Best Buy , Walmart Read more...

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Pre-Order Guide: Release Date, Price, Retailers, and More

Nintendo Super Mario
44Lifehacker / 10h
Pre-Order Super Mario 3D All-Stars | $60 | Amazon , Best Buy , Walmart Read more...

Asphalt roads are silently hurting the environment and public health

34SlashGear / 10h
A new study from Yale University reveals that asphalt — the material used to construct roads and parking lots around the world — is a silent contributor to the air pollution that is harming both the environment and the people who live in it. The effect is at its worst on hot, sunny days, the study found, with the intense … Continue reading

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 PC impressions: No pretending for this Superman

48Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / The real video of modern-day Tony Hawk pulling tricks is pretty good stuff. Arguably, the virtual version in this week's remaster is even more exciting. (credit: Activision ) Before we begin putting arms around each other as a bunch of PlayStation skateboarding fans, screaming classic pop-punk songs and praising this week's new Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 , let's remember the last time a

Lakers vs Rockets live stream: how to watch game 1 of the NBA playoff series today

51TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Follow our guide to get a game 1 Lakers vs Rockets live stream today and watch the entire NBA playoffs series online from anywhere this September.

COVID-linked health condition can leave kids with extreme heart damage

43SlashGear / 11h
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a condition that is thought to be related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus behind COVID-19, can leave kids with extreme heart damage that impacts their entire life, according to a new study from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The damage may be so severe that the kids will require monitoring … Continue reading

Wait for AMD to make its Big Navi move before you buy the Nvidia RTX 3080

Nvidia RTX 3080 GPU
65TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is super tempting right now, but wait, more big things are around the corner.

Say hello to to the latest weird viral Facebook hoax: ‘Selene Delgado Lopez’

Facebook Messenger
300+Mashable / 11h
Have you heard about the lady who’s stalking everyone on Facebook? A new viral conspiracy theory going around Facebook is warning users about a woman by the name of Selene Delgado Lopez. According to the posts, Selene is friends with you on Facebook. Did you add her? Of course not. You don’t know her. But, apparently, she’s your Facebook friend anyway. Don't worry, it's a hoax. She's not really o

Harassment Against Gay and Trans People on TikTok

1KNYT > Technology / 11h
Are online creators responsible for the bigotry and cruelty of their audiences? Or are the platforms?

There won't be an Essential Phone 2 but ex-employees may make a spiritual successor

56TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Former staff of the now-shuttered Essential company, makers of the Essential Phone, have gathered under a new company, but haven’t announced a new device yet.

Daily Crunch: Peloton might expand its product lineup

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Peloton’s product lineup is both getting cheaper and more expensive, Nintendo announces a new retro device and Palantir reveals more about its governance plans. This is your Daily Crunch for September 4, 2020. The big story: Peloton might expand its product lineup Peloton is preparing to add new products at both ends of its pricing range , according to a report in Bloomberg . Specifically, it’s p

A day in Nassau, Bahamas: What to do while your cruise is in port

41The Points Guy / 11h
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. The territory of the Bahamas includes 700 islands and 2,000 rocks and cays spread across 100,000 squ

The Winamp Skin Museum Is X-Tremely Gnarly

100+Gizmodo / 12h
At this moment, thousands of people around the world are booting up the just-released remaster of the classic Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game and hearing those plinking Primus riffs on the soundtrack for the first time in a couple of decades. If you’re one of the people who are about to spend the weekend going… Read more...

Dynabook reveals super-portable Intel “Tiger Lake” laptop and 2-in-1

MSI Intel Tiger Lake
SlashGear / 12h
Dynabook may not be a familiar name in notebooks yet, but the laptop-maker-formerly-known-as-Toshiba isn’t letting that stop it from launching a new range powered by Intel’s latest 11th Gen Core processors. The Dynabook Portégé X30W-J and Portégé X30L-J can be under 2 pounds in weight, but still manage to include up to Core i7 chips and Intel Iris Xe graphics. … Continue reading

6 Times Women Joined Forces to Face Movie Horrors

56Gizmodo / 12h
Horror movies have been winnowing their casts down to a “ final girl ” since the 1970s. But as these more recent films show—on a list that includes two reboots of early slashers —the chances of survival are much greater when it’s a group of women instead... even if the dynamics within that group aren’t always peaceful. Read more...

The Vizio P-Series Quantum X (2020) 4K TV is already on sale at Best Buy

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Best Buy’s Labor Day sale includes a nice little discount on Vizio’s brand-new flagship 4K TV.

Large Study Finds Link Between Hair Dye And a Certain Type of Breast Cancer

300+Gizmodo / 12h
A new large population study looks to clarify the theorized connection between hair dye and cancer. The study found no link between ever using hair dye and an increased risk of most types of cancer in women. However, it did find a possible relationship between hair dye and certain forms of breast cancer, ovarian… Read more...

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 review roundup: The return of the king

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
23SlashGear / 12h
In remastering the first two Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games for the modern era, Activision and Vicarious Visions certainly had their work cut out for them. After all, these aren’t just games that are fondly remembered – many people consider Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 to be one of the best games ever made. To remaster these games and get … Continue reading

T-Mobile details free wireless hotspot plan for K-12 students

27SlashGear / 12h
T-Mobile has detailed its plans to roll out free internet access to US students, with the promise of wireless hotspots and low-cost tablets or laptops. Part of the carrier’s pre-Sprint-merger promises, the so-called “Project 10Million” will see T-Mobile supply data and subsidized devices as it attempts to tackle “the homework gap.” It’s a topical problem as increasing numbers of young … Continue

MSI buttons up, launches Summit business laptops with Tiger Lake

MSI Business Intel Series
44Ars Technica / 12h
One of the Summit series laptops. [credit: MSI ] This week, PC-maker MSI held a "virtual summit" where it announced a plethora of new machines, largely driven by the launch of Intel's 11th-generation CPUs. Much of what was discussed amounts to the usual suspects—various forms and configurations of gaming laptops to compete with Razer and its ilk. But the Taiwanese tech company also introduce the

Novak Djokovic vs Jan-Lennard Struff live stream: how to watch US Open tennis anywhere

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
All you need to know to watch US Open tennis online and get a Novak Djokovic vs Jan-Lennard Struff live stream for today's big third-round match.

[Roundup] You’re Probably Not Supposed To Laugh At This Child In The Window Seat

View from the Wing / 12h
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 ...

NVIDIA's RTX 3000 cards make counting teraflops pointless

Nvidia RTX 3080 GPU
200+Engadget / 12h
Teraflops have been a popular way to measure "graphical power" for years. The term refers to the number of calculations a GPU can perform, but while it’s been on spec sheets forever, more recently the teraflop has gone mainstream, appearing in marketing messages found in th