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'Where are the good apples?': Trevor Noah asks why 'good' cops aren't speaking out against racist violence

2KMashable / 11h
The U.S. is once again — or more accurately, still — wrestling with its inability to deal with the issue of police violence against Black people Daily Show host Trevor Noah, who as a biracial man hosting a late night current affairs comedy show has devoted a lot of time to making bleak jokes during deep dives into this issue, ditched his usual WFH studio setup for his phone camera on Wednesday ni

There's a Black Market for Ketchup Packets Now

1KGizmodo / 4h
If you’re one of the fast-food aficionados left reeling from stories of the current nationwide ketchup shortage , then get a squirt of this. People are now putting their unopened packets up for sale across eBay and Facebook Marketplace right now, for prices ranging from $1 per pack to over $1,000 for just a few. Read more...

For First Time Ever, Scientists Create Part-Human, Part-Monkey Embryos

3KFuturism / 2h
For the first time ever, NPR reports , an international team of scientists have created chimera embryos that are made up of both human and monkey cells. The research, as detailed in a paper published in the journal Cell today, is meant to help scientists find new ways to grow organs intended for human transplants. Finding organs available for transplant is becoming increasingly difficult in the U

US Sanctions on Russia Rewrite Cyberespionage's Rules

44Wired / 8min
The US has sent a loud message to Moscow—though what it's saying isn’t exactly clear.

Terrifying Mutated-Looking “Creature” Turns Out to Be a Croissant

23Futurism / 9min
Pastry Panic A mysterious creature caught in a tree caused residents in Krakow, Poland, to shut their windows and hunker down. “People aren’t opening their windows because they’re afraid it will go into their house,” a woman recalled, as quoted by the BBC . The putative creature spent two days in the tree worrying onlookers. Eventually the Krakow Animal Welfare Society was called in, not sure wha

IFA is planning a 'full-scale return' with an in-person event in September

24Engadget / 14min
Health and safety will be a priority, but organizers don't expect this year's edition to set new records.

Humans Have Destroyed 97% Of Earth's Ecosystems

Gizmodo / 17min
Only 3% of land on Earth still qualifies as “ecologically intact,” with undisturbed habitats and healthy populations of its original animal species, grim new research shows. Read more...

Big upgrades at DCA as Washington National says farewell to dreaded ‘Gate 35X’

The Points Guy / 18min
It’s finally here. The long-awaited replacement for what was possibly the worst gate in the country. On Tuesday, April 20, Washington D.C. airport authorities, along with American Airlines, will inaugurate a brand-new concourse at Reagan National (DCA) , marking the first major improvement the airport has seen in more than two decades. Passengers on American Flight 5518 arriving from Albany (ALB)

Expert stacking: How I earned $80 in cash back and rewards from one dinner

The Points Guy / 25min
My girlfriend’s birthday was in early March — shortly after indoor dining reopened in New York City. After months of eating outside or in our apartment, we were vaccinated and comfortable enough to go back inside a restaurant and have our first meal out in NYC since indoor dining closed again in December. She decided on a steakhouse, so I started researching some of the best (reasonably priced) i

How to Customize the Best New Features in Chrome 90

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Lifehacker / 25min
Chrome 90 is here, and a number of fun features you’re getting are all automatic—no action needed on your part. Others require you to dig into some settings or adjust Chrome flags to view them. That’s the cat-and-mouse game you’ll find in any Chrome release, and we’re up for the hunt. Read more...

Study finds you need more exercise now to protect future health

SlashGear / 28min
High blood pressure is a common condition that, if left untreated, can lead to a variety of health conditions later in life, including heart disease and stroke. According to a new study from the University of California – San Francisco, reducing your odds of developing high blood pressure in midlife will require more than the minimum recommended amount of exercise … Continue reading

2.5 Billion T. rex May Have Roamed Earth

Gizmodo / 29min
In total, some 2.5 billion Tyrannosaurus rex may have reached maturity and marauded the Cretaceous landscape, according to a new study published today in the journal Science. The researchers give a broad range in the plausible number of the apex predators, but all signs point to a thriving population that lasted over… Read more...

'Skate City' heads to Switch, PlayStation, Xbox and PC on May 6th

40Engadget / 32min
Another Apple Arcade gem spreads its wings.

Noom isn't a diet app — it uses psychology to guide you on your health journey

28Mashable / 36min
Let’s face it: sustainable weight loss is challenging and getting your head in the game is a vital aspect of success. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, many of my clients use apps whether to track what they eat and drink and/or their steps, but there are not many apps that focus on ‘why’ you are eating certain foods at random times. All too often there’s no expert advice or support connecte

You'll Probably Have to Put Your Next PC Build on Hold as the Chip Shortage Continues Unabated

21Gizmodo / 41min
It’s the worst time to try and pick out the parts for your next PC build. Actually, it’s the worst time to try to buy anything that involves a graphics card or processor. Major component manufacturers, including Nvidia, TSMC, and Intel, have confirmed the global chip shortage is unlikely to let up for...awhile. Read more...

Limited Time: Huge Delta Amex Welcome Bonuses

34One Mile at a Time / 45min
At the beginning of March, some phenomenal limited time welcome bonuses were rolled out on co-branded Delta Amex cards . This is a reminder of that, as these bonuses will be expiring in less than two weeks, so the clock is ticking. While Delta SkyMiles is far from my favorite mileage currency, I at least appreciate that miles in the program have a “floor” value, based on all the ways there are to

Priority Pass members will no longer have access to select Plaza Premium lounges as of July

The Points Guy / 47min
A reader has tipped us off about upcoming changes to the Priority Pass lounge network — and not the good kind. As of this summer, select Plaza Premium lounges will be out of the Priority Pass network. For the latest travel news, deals and points and miles tips, sign up for our daily newsletter . “Certain Plaza Premium lounges will be removed from the Priority Pass Programme as of July 1st 2021,”

Join ECL on Wednesday to pitch your startup to Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace and Hippo’s Assaf Wand

56TechCrunch / 49min
Have you ever dreamed about the opportunity to find yourself in, say, an elevator with an investor who is open to hearing your pitch? Well, then the next episode of Extra Crunch Live is for you. If you’ve hung out with us on an ECL before, you know we start with a bit of top news, chat with our speakers about how to successfully fundraise, and then finish with the Pitch Deck Teardown, where we ta

Striking Charter workers build ISP where “profits are returned to users”

45Ars Technica / 51min
Enlarge / Rooftop antenna at Immaculate Conception School in the Bronx. (credit: People's Choice Communications ) Charter Communications employees who have been on strike since 2017 are building an Internet service provider in New York City called " People's Choice ." "People's Choice Communications is an employee-owned social enterprise launched by members of IBEW Local #3 to bridge the digital

Walmart invests in self-driving startup Cruise

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Ars Technica / 51min
Enlarge (credit: Walmart) Walmart is investing in self-driving startup Cruise as part of a massive $2.75 billion investment round in the company—an expansion of the $2 billion round announced in January. That original announcement featured three other big names: GM, Honda, and Microsoft. Cruise was originally an independent startup but was acquired by GM in 2016. GM has poured billions into the c

Watch Humanity Mold the Planet in Amazing Google Earth Time-Lapse

Google Earth Timelapse•
100+Futurism / 52min
Fast Forward Google Earth just unveiled its biggest update in several years, a tool that shows 35 years of satellite footage to create a 3D time-lapse of how the planet has changed between 1984 and 2020 in a matter of seconds. The tool (you can access it here and yes, you can look up your house) represents a major upgrade over the existing Google Earth time-lapse feature, Gizmodo reports , which

These are the countries using digital health passports

The Points Guy / 54min
We’ve spent a lot of time at TPG over the past few months talking about vaccine passports: what they are , who’s making them and where you may be able to travel with one. A COVID-19 vaccine could very well be a new requirement for entry to some destinations, and makers of vaccine passports believe they will streamline the travel experience. Digital health passports are a hot topic of discussion a

Indiana Jones 5 Adds Mads Mikkelsen to Its List of Priceless Artifacts

100+Gizmodo / 59min
It feels like we’ve known about a fifth Indiana Jones movie for years and years at this point (mostly because we have , time’s just exhausting like that). But, at long last, it seems like Harrison Ford’s return to whip-cracking archaeological antics is finally starting to pick up the pace of a perilously large rolling… Read more...

Facebook brings software subscriptions to the Oculus Quest

92TechCrunch / 1h
Subscription pricing is landing on Facebook’s Oculus Store, giving VR developers another way to monetize content on Facebook’s Oculus Quest headset. Developers will be allowed to add premium subscriptions to paid or free apps, with Facebook assumedly dragging in their standard percentage fee at the same time. Oculus and the developers on its platform have been riding the success of the company’s

Billion-dollar B2B: cloud-first enterprise tech behemoths have massive potential

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Dharmesh Thakker Contributor Dharmesh Thakker is a general partner at Battery Ventures and a former managing director at Intel Capital. More posts by this contributor Tracking the explosive growth of open-source software How viral open-source startups can build themselves into enterprise-IT powerhouses More than half a decade ago, my Battery Ventures partner Neeraj Agrawal penned a widely read po

Put Your Kids in Charge of These Spring Cleaning Chores

Lifehacker / 1h
If you’re at all like me, spring cleaning can be something of a domino situation. I might start by cleaning the baseboards, but when I get to the stairs, I’m like, wow these handrails are dirty. And so on. By the time I’m done, I’ve also discovered coffee splashes on walls, cobwebs in ceiling corners, and the dustiest… Read more...

Delta Dunks On Southwest Airlines Devaluation, Says Not Considering Reducing Value Of SkyMiles

View from the Wing / 1h
Mary Schlangenstein who covers airlines for Bloomberg asked CEO Ed Bastian during Delta's earnings call about Southwest's no-notice 6.5% devaluation of Rapid Rewards points yesterday and whether they'd considering doing something similar. Bastian offered SkyMiles as a contrast to Southwest, "we're not considering that, and we're very excited about the value [of the SkyMiles program]." Wait, wut?

Huge Amazon sale: deals on Fire TV Stick, Kindle, Ring security camera and more

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
See the top deals from Amazon's latest sale, including the Fire TV Stick, Kindle, Ring security camera, the Fire HD 10 tablet, and more.

Can the tech trade show return in 2021?

56TechCrunch / 1h
The past year has been a devastating one for the conference industry. It’s certainly an issue we’ve grappled with here at TechCrunch, as we’ve worked to move our programming to a virtual setting. Clearly each individual case calls for an individual solution, dependent on geography, attendance and a variety of other factors. IFA has proven itself bullish on the in-person element. The Berlin tech s

Deal alert: AA fares as low as $40 one-way

The Points Guy / 1h
It’s been an exciting month for American Airlines, as the carrier is celebrating two major milestones. American is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its frequent flyer program — so until May 3, win (free!) instant prizes from Admirals Club memberships and day passes, AAdvantage miles and more. And today — April 15, 2021 — American is celebrating its 95th birthday. To celebrate, you can find far

Researchers Created the Whitest White Paint Ever

37Gizmodo / 1h
If you’ve ever redone a room in your house and gone to the hardware store to pick out some fresh paint, you know that there’s a lot of different shades of white on the market. Turns out, there’s a new shade of white in town—and this one may have some pretty cool (literally) climate implications. Read more...

Snag the new Amazon Echo on sale, get a bonus smart plug for just $10

25Mashable / 1h
Save $34.99: Get the all-new Amazon Echo (4th Gen) bundled with an Amazon Smart Plug for just $89.99 at Amazon as of April 15. Your options for advanced, high-end smart speakers are no longer lacking these days. Nearly every tech brand has their own model on the market, but Amazon is still the top choice for most of us. But you need more than just a smart speaker for an automated home, and Amazon

Apple Fitness+ is adding workouts for pregnant women and seniors

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34Engadget / 1h
Apple is making Fitness+ even more accessible with workouts specifically designed for pregnant women and older adults.

The Best LEGO Sets, According To Our Readers

20Gizmodo / 1h
Earlier this week, we asked our readers to tell us what the best LEGO sets were. They might have set a new record for most comments ever on a Co-op post. Readers had some strong opinions on the subject that showed they really knew their bricks. We got too many responses to count, sending us on an odyssey as we tracked… Read more...

Bot traffic reached a new high in 2020

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Bots and especially bad bots are becoming a huge problem for both businesses and consumers online.

The $1 billion Russian cyber company that the US says hacks for Moscow

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100+MIT Technology Review / 1h
The hackers at Positive Technologies are undeniably good at what they do. The Russian cybersecurity firm publishes highly regarded research, looks at cutting-edge computer security flaws, and has spotted vulnerabilities in networking equipment, telephone signals, and electric-car technology. But American intelligence agencies have concluded that Positive—a $1 billion company that is headquartered

Russia Is Planning a Moon Landing Later This Year

100+Futurism / 1h
Luna 25 Russia is planning to launch a mission to the Moon’s south pole — and it’s scheduled for launch this October, reports . The mission, dubbed Luna 25, could be the first Russian moon landing since Luna 24, the country’s third lunar sample return mission, which launched in 1976. The goal of the mission is to investigate ice deposits suspected to be buried beneath the Moon’s south p

Most People Don't Lose Weight Long Term, Study Finds

20Gizmodo / 1h
New research is the latest to suggest that sustained weight loss is extremely difficult for most people. The study tracked people in the general public for over a decade and found that those who were already overweight or obese tended to stay overweight or obese. People who remained obese also appeared to have a… Read more...

Why I used Chase points to book flights despite cheap airfares

The Points Guy / 1h
Here at TPG, there’s plenty of reasons why we named the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card as a top travel rewards card. There’s a lot to love about this card, which was also a TPG Awards Readers Choice winner in 2020 . From the lucrative sign-up bonus to its solid earnings rate and flexible redemption options , it’s a great rewards credit card. New to The Points Guy? Sign up for our daily newsletter.

Do you fit the mold for the next generation of values-driven VCs?

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Jonathan Greechan Contributor Jonathan Greechan is co-founder of the world's largest pre-seed accelerator, Founder Institute , has run over 100 webinars including 100,000+ live attendees, and is one of Meetup's most active organizers. More posts by this contributor These best practices maximize the value of your online events More individuals than ever are donning the investor cap. Almost a fifth

Biggest Offer Ever For Chase Sapphire Preferred May Be Deal Of The Year

41View from the Wing / 1h
Chase has the biggest-ever public offer for the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card: earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Plus earn up to $50 in statement credits towards grocery store purchases within your first year of account opening. Last year Chase offered 80,000 points as an initial bonus offer and it was the biggest public offe

A Ferrari EV is coming in 2025

SlashGear / 1h
Ferrari will reveal its first all-electric car in 2025, the automaker has confirmed, putting to rest long standing will-they-or-won’t-they speculation about whether an EV really can find a place in the Italian supercar-maker’s range. The timeline for the new Ferrari EV was confirmed during its Annual General Meeting, held today. “We are continuing to execute our electrification strategy in a … Co

FBI director: Social media is ‘key amplifier’ of domestic extremism

55Engadget / 1h
Social media platforms play a pivotal role in amplifying domestic extremism, according to FBI Director Christopher Wray. “

Apple's Fitness+ Adds Workouts for Pregnant People and Older Adults

Gizmodo / 1h
Starting April 19, Apple is adding new workouts to its Fitness+ on-demand workout service aimed at pregnant people and older adults, as well as more options for beginners. The service is also expanding its stable of trainers. Read more...

'F1 2021' is coming to PlayStation, Xbox and PC on July 16th

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40Engadget / 1h
It's the first announcement of a Codemasters game since EA bought the racing specialist.

William Amos: Canadian politician seen naked in work Zoom call

1KBBC News - Technology / 1h
Canadian MP William Amos apologises, saying he was changing after going for a jog.

Save 25% on a Beastly 90W RAVPower 30,000mAh USB-C Power Bank, Just $60

24Lifehacker / 1h
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Save 25% on a Beastly 90W RAVPower 30,000mAh USB-C Power Bank, Just $60

24Gizmodo / 1h
RAVPower 90W 30,000mAh USB-C Power Bank | $60 | Amazon | Clip coupon + use code KJBS76SP Read more...

Apex Legends teases a big announcement as it passes a major milestone

SlashGear / 1h
Apex Legends launched at a time when there was some very stiff competition in the battle royale space, and back then, there were plenty of people wondering if it had the legs to compete with giants like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (myself included). These days, it seems safe to say that it did indeed have those legs, as it’s celebrating … Continue reading

Now your Amazon Kindle can set your current ebook cover as lockscreen art

SlashGear / 2h
If your big problem with ebooks is not remembering which book you’re in the middle of – or not getting to leave the book out so that other people can be impressed you understand molecular biology or iambic pentameter – there’s good Kindle news today. Amazon is tweaking how the lockscreen of its Kindle models work, replacing the usual screensaver … Continue reading

Consumer groups and child development experts petition Facebook to drop ‘Instagram for kids’ plan

100+TechCrunch / 2h
A coalition of 35 consumer advocacy groups along with 64 experts in child development have co-signed a letter to Facebook asking the company to reconsider its plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13, which Facebook has confirmed to be in development. In the letter, the groups and experts argue that social media is linked with several risk factors for younger childr

Weed Absolutely Wrecks Your Vision, According to New Research

1KFuturism / 2h
It turns out that smoking weed can utterly mess with your vision, according to a new study by University of Granada scientists. Maybe that’s not a surprise to the average drug-doer , but it still might come as shock to many who think they’re still operating at 100 percent. While smoking impaired volunteers’ visual acuity, depth perception, and ability to focus, a surprisingly high percentage of v

Heathrow warns travelers to brace for up to 6-hour queues

200+The Points Guy / 2h
People considering a holiday abroad once the U.K. reopens for travel should prepare themselves for what awaits them upon their arrival — massive hours-long backups at Heathrow Airport. Travelers are already stuck in queues for COVID-19 testing that are several hours long at the moment, and airport officials describe the situation as “untenable.” According to The Times, wait times are “well in exc

Chip maker has bad news for those hoping to buy an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 in 2021

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
TSMC says it expects components shortage to continue into 2022

FitXR's VR fitness club offers multiplayer workouts with a monthly subscription

35Engadget / 2h
FitXR is becoming a VR fitness club, with multiplayer. Could it replace real gyms?

Oculus titles can now offer subscriptions via the Quest store

30Engadget / 2h
You can now subscribe to online fitness and productivity suites through the Quest store.

Shares of TuSimple, a developer of autonomous trucks, fall sharply after I.P.O.

80NYT > Technology / 2h
Shares started trading on the Nasdaq under the symbol TSP at $40 each around noon, but quickly fell as much as 19 percent.

Indiana Jones 5 lands Mads Mikkelsen – could he play the villain?

Indiana Jones 5 MM•
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Indiana Jones 5 has cast Hannibal favorite Mads Mikkelsen in an unknown role.

Ubisoft confirms E3 2021 conference details

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24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Ubisoft has confirmed that the next Ubisoft Forward showcase will be held on June 12 as part of E3 2021.

Bezos says Amazon should “do a better job for our employees” after union vote

Bezos Amazon Better•
45Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images ) Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos used his final letter to Amazon shareholders to focus on employee well-being and the company’s significant carbon footprint. Bezos’ new emphasis on employee well-being comes on the heels of a contentious unionization vote at one of its warehouses in Bessemer, Alabama. Though Amazon won, with 1,798 employees voting against unionizing

U.S. Lawmakers Pressure DOJ Over Funding of Predictive Policing Tools

31Gizmodo / 2h
Ratcheting up pressure on the Justice Department to crack down on unregulated predictive policing algorithms, Democratic lawmakers on Thursday called for strict new requirements on any DOJ-funded research into police tools promising to forecast crime, saying that research into some programs already in use has revealed… Read more...

Jeff Bezos says Amazon has to treat its employees better

Bezos Amazon Better•
200+Engadget / 2h
Jeff Bezos is leaving Amazon with 200 million Prime subscribers.

Chatbots and GPT-3: Using human knowledge and relevant context for better chatbot experiences

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
GPT-3 is redefining the chatbot customer experience.

Controversial stem cell research makes human-monkey hybrids

SlashGear / 2h
A groundbreaking experiment blending human and monkey cells could pave the way to artificially-grown replacement organs – while raising new ethical questions about so-called chimeric hybrids. It’s the latest expansion of stem cell research, which has simultaneously fascinated scientists hoping to unlock new disease treatments and more, while horrifying groups concerned about the ethics or misuse

How to Cook One Steak for a Crowd

20Lifehacker / 2h
As the weather warms up and people continue to be vaccinated, BBQ guys across the land are firing up their grills and planning their projects. The idea of cooking for a (vaccinated) crowd doesn’t seem so far off, and outside is the safest place you can feed a group of people. Steak is always a crowd-pleaser, but… Read more...

T-Mobile gets fastest network bragging rights in new Speedtest report

56Mashable / 2h
Good news, T-Mobile customers: You can claim bragging rights over your friends on other mobile networks... for now. That's because the latest quarterly rankings from Ookla's Speedtest platform (which is owned by Mashable's parent company, J2) placed T-Mobile at the top of the network pack in terms of overall speed. In its first quarter report for 2021, Speedtest shows T-Mobile's performance outpa

Everything you need to know about Wheels Up private jet memberships

The Points Guy / 2h
So you want to start flying private ? Or maybe you’re already hooked on flying private and want to find ways to maximize your flights. Navigating the ins and outs of private jet travel can seem overwhelming, but one of the easiest ways to dip your toes into the water is with a private jet membership. Related: The cheapest ways to get the private jet experience There are countless membership optio

Arcade Fire release a 45-minute song through Headspace's mindfulness app

53Engadget / 2h
'Memories In The Age Of Anxiety' appears on a John Legend-curated playlist.

Coinbase’s direct listing alters the landscape for fintech and crypto startups

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Coinbase’s direct listing was a massive finance, startup and cryptocurrency event that impacted a host of public and private investors, early employees, and crypto-enthusiasts. Regardless of where one sits in the broader tech and venture world, Coinbase storming north of a $100 billion valuation during its first day of trading was the biggest startup happening of the year. The transaction’s effec

Google Earth is now a 3D time machine

Google Earth Timelapse•
100+Ars Technica / 2h
You can now watch glaciers melt away forever in 3D. [credit: Google ] Google has pushed out what it says is Google Earth's "biggest update since 2017" with a new 3D time-lapse feature. Entering the new "Timelapse" mode of Google Earth will let you fly around the virtual globe with a time slider, showing you satellite imagery from the past 37 years. Google Earth Timelapse has been around for years

Japanese VC Samurai Incubate closes $18.6M fund for African startups

81TechCrunch / 2h
Samurai Incubate , a Tokyo-based venture capital firm, announced today it has closed its “Samurai Africa 2nd General Partnership” fund, totalling 2.026 billion yen (~$18.6 million) . According to the firm, the fund was oversubscribed as it targeted 2 billion (~$18.4 million) and a total of 54 investors joined as LPs . One notable LP is the Toyota Tsusho Corporation, which has a diverse network ac

Register now to hear from Delta CEO Ed Bastian on TPG’s next Return of Travel webinar

The Points Guy / 2h
Register now The last several weeks have shown some promising travel trends, with more countries opening their doors to Americans , major cruise lines announcing significant restarts and the CDC easing guidance on allowing fully-vaccinated people to travel . And next week, you have a chance to hear about travel’s recovery directly from one of the most influential leaders in the industry. We’re th

Hadrian is building the factories of the future for rocket ships and advanced manufacturing

72TechCrunch / 2h
If the eight person team behind the new startup Hadrian has their way, they’ll have transformed the manufacturing industry within the next decade. At least, that’s the goal for the new San Francisco-based startup, founded only last year, which has set its sights on building out a new model for advanced manufacturing to enable the satellite, space ship, and advanced energy technology companies to

EA reveals F1 2021 for PS5 and Xbox Series X – and it's coming in July

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28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
EA and Codemasters have revealed the first details for F1 2021, launching later this year.

Reddit is taking its bug bounty program public

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Reddit is making its bug bounty program open to all after running it privately with HackerOne over the past three years.

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz compact pickup looks playfully appealing

Hyundai Santa Cruz•
SlashGear / 2h
Hyundai promised us a pickup and the 2022 Santa Cruz delivers, combining playful crossover styling with the practicality of larger trucks. Dubbed a “Sport Adventure Vehicle” by the automaker, it’s shorter and narrower than rivals like Toyota’s Tacoma and Honda’s Ridgeline, but still manages to squeeze in a twin-level bed with a lockable box under the floor. That’s something we’ve … Continue readi

Should You Really Only Buy Blue Dog Toys?

20Lifehacker / 3h
Dog owners often take canine comforts to dizzying extremes, like feeding their dogs home-cooked meals or enrolling them in fancy sleep away camps. When it comes to shopping for dog toys, it’s become popular to factor in the color of said toy when striving to make the best possible purchase. Read more...

TCL's Fold 'n Roll is both a rollable and a foldable phone – so when do we get one?

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The TCL Fold N' Roll is TCL's newest concept, and we sat down with company product heads to hear all about it and figure out when foldables and rollables will take over the phones market.

Days Gone PC gameplay, release date revealed

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SlashGear / 3h
If you haven’t already heard, PS4 exclusive Days Gone is about to begin a new life as a multiplatform title. Next month, the game is heading to PC, and today we’re getting our first look at gameplay from the PC version. We’re also learning about some of the PC-only features this game will support, with Bend Studio announcing the release … Continue reading

Tamika Butler, Remix’s Tiffany Chu and Revel’s Frank Reig to discuss how to balance equitability and profitability at TC Sessions Mobility

94TechCrunch / 3h
The race among mobility startups to become profitable by controlling market share has produced a string of bad results for cities and the people living in the them. City officials and agencies learned from those early deployments of ride-hailing and shared scooter services and have since pushed back with new rules and tighter control over which companies can operate. This correction has prompted

Vladimir Putin Is Reportedly Terrified of Gene-Hacking Experiments

100+Futurism / 3h
Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly horrified that human gene editing will result in someone developing a weapon capable of wiping out entire populations and demographics at once. Insiders at Russia’s genetics research programs say that idea is far-fetched, according the investigative news outlet Meduza . But military and security concerns are at the front of Putin’s mind as the countr

Air France just added a 787-9 Dreamliner flight to Denver

100+The Points Guy / 3h
Well, this sure is an interesting addition! As @ AirlineFlyer reports on Twitter, Denver International Airport (DEN) just shared the news that Air France will be launching nonstop service between DEN and Paris (CDG) beginning on July 2, 2021, operating three times a week through Oct. 29. What's this? An international airline adding a new US city? Interesting! @airfrance to add @DENAirport to its

Windows 10 Timeline Will Stop Syncing Activities Between PCs

How-To Geek / 3h
Windows 10’s Timeline will lose its cross-device syncing feature in June, according to the latest Windows Insider announcement. The Timeline will still show all the recent activities on your PC, but you will not be able to sync those activities between multiple PCs. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

M1 Macs With Parallels Can Now Run Windows 10 ARM at "Native Speeds"

How-To Geek / 3h
Apple’s M1 MacBooks have better battery life and performance improvement over their Intel siblings. But they can’t run programs formatted for Intel processors until they’re recompiled for ARM. That’s getting better every day, and now Parallels works on M1 Macs, and can even run Windows 10. Kind of. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Bitcoin Is Normal Now. Yay?

100+NYT > Technology / 3h
Why Coinbase’s public listing is a huge moment for cryptocurrencies.

Xwing completes first autonomous gate-to-gate commercial cargo flight

81Engadget / 3h
Autonomous aviation startup Xwing has completed the first gate-to-gate commercial cargo flight using a Cessna Grand Caravan 208B utility aircraft retrofitted with its AutoFlight system.

Mercedes EQS first look: The pinnacle of EV luxury

100+Engadget / 3h
The EQS is an EV take on the Mercedes-Benz S Class, the company's classic luxury model. While we wait for US pricing, Mercedes gave us an opportunity to check out the vehicle and test some of its features.

Microsoft Edge Kids Mode rolls out in the US

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We learned in February that Microsoft was testing a Kids Mode for its Edge browser — as of today, it's now available for English users in the US.

Jeff Bezos Tells Amazon to Treat Employees Better While He Prepares to Flee Planet Earth

100+Gizmodo / 3h
Earth today received parting words from Jeff Bezos, as the soon-to-be-former Amazon CEO turned over his shoulder on the slow walk to the rocket launch pad and observed: damn, you guys really need to turn this dump around—I mean, Christ, look at yourselves. Read more...

Mercedes EQS release date, range, performance and features

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Everything you need to know about the fully electric Mercedes EQS and its massive 56-inch Hyperscreen.

Before Game of Thrones Got Big, Intimacy Was Its Greatest Strength

46Gizmodo / 3h
This Sunday marks 10 years since Game of Thrones changed the television landscape as we know it—kickstarting a decade of imitators , influencing the way genre stories were told as prestige drama, and, for most of that decade, expanding itself into a pop-cultural behemoth . Revisiting its first season is like stepping… Read more...

Earn 1,000 American AAdvantage Bonus Miles Per Night With Hyatt (Targeted)

21One Mile at a Time / 3h
American AAdvantage and World of Hyatt have a partnership , and many members are being targeted for a fantastic new offer (my guess is that it’s primarily targeted at members with status). 1,000 bonus AAdvantage miles per Hyatt night Select American AAdvantage and World of Hyatt members who have linked their accounts can earn 1,000 bonus AAdvantage miles per eligible night with Hyatt: This is val

17 Household Uses for Dryer Sheets Outside of a Dryer

30Lifehacker / 3h
The smell of fresh laundry isn’t just for laundry—dryer sheets are aromatic little papers that are actually good for much more than de-wrinkling and de-static-ing your clothes after a wash. Their structure makes them useful in some unexpected ways, from repelling bugs to renewing pots and pans, so here are 17 ways to… Read more...

Thursday's Best Deals: Surface Laptop 3, AirPods Pro, LG 27" UltraGear Monitor, Mass Effect 2, Bella Air Fryer, Tacklife Portable Power Station, Happy Dance CBD, and More

44Lifehacker / 3h
Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media Read more...

A Former Alt-Right YouTuber Explains His Methods

1KNYT > Technology / 3h
Focus on conflict. Feed the algorithm. Make sure whatever you produce reinforces a narrative. Don’t worry if it is true.

What to do if your hotel shuts down during — or right before — your stay

The Points Guy / 3h
To say the hotel industry has been through a lot since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic would be an understatement. Shortly after the virus began spreading rapidly throughout the U.S. last year, demand for travel collapsed, leaving airplanes flying empty, or grounded altogether, and hotels vacant, with many deciding to close their doors for several months as the pandemic continued to wre

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS First Look: Electric luxury to take seriously

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SlashGear / 3h
Whenever Mercedes-Benz unleashes a new S-Class, the entire automotive industry watches in anticipation. With the impending debut of its 2022 EQS all-electric luxury sedan, meanwhile, the stakes are even higher. All eyes are on the three-pointed star to see if its newest EV can truly redefine the standards of luxury and performance in electric vehicles, and there’s plenty at stake … Continue readi

Thursday's Best Deals: Surface Laptop 3, AirPods Pro, LG 27" UltraGear Monitor, Mass Effect 2, Bella Air Fryer, Tacklife Portable Power Station, Happy Dance CBD, and More

44Gizmodo / 3h
Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media Read more...

Where to stream all the Harry Potter movies

61Mashable / 3h
What: All eight Harry Potter movies Where to watch: Peacock Dust off your broomsticks and polish those wands: The wizarding world of Harry Potter has been around for two decades, and fans are gearing up for a serious binge session to catch up with their fave wizards and muggles. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, the magical mythical world follows a young Harry (Radcliffe)

Autonomous aviation startup Xwing hits $400M valuation after latest funding round

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The safety pilot has his hands off the controls during an Xwing demonstration flight. Image Credits: Xwing Xwing has scored another win two months after it completed its first gate-to-gate autonomous demonstration flight of a commercial cargo aircraft. The company said Thursday it has raised $40 million at a post-money valuation of $400 million. The company is setting its sights on expansion – no

Tecton teams with founder of Feast open source machine learning feature store

92TechCrunch / 3h
Tecton , the company that pioneered the notion of the machine learning feature store , has teamed up with the founder of the open source feature store project called Feast . Today the company announced the release of version 0.10 of the open source tool. The feature store is a concept that the Tecton founders came up with when they were engineers at Uber. Shortly thereafter an engineer named Will

The U.K.’s Airport Covid Screening May Be Spreading The Virus With 7 Hour Indoor Waits

24View from the Wing / 3h
Wait times at London Heathrow immigration hit 7 hours on Monday and a passenger collapsed. An airport executive told U.K. parliament that “police were being called to deal with tensions that flare up as people queue for hours at a time.” Manual U.K. Covid processing – checking of forms and tests and evidence of booked future tests – is taking so much time that it’s potentially increasing the spre

Ford CEO Mocks Tesla For Rolling Out Half-Finished Autonomous Driving

300+Futurism / 3h
US carmaker Ford just announced its answer to Tesla’s Autopilot. The hands-free highway driving system, called BlueCruise, is making its way into the Mustang Mach-E, the company’s latest flagship electric vehicle. CEO Jim Farley took the opportunity to take potshots at the competition. “BlueCruise! We tested it in the real world, so our customers don’t have to,” the executive wrote in a tweet, an

Greylock GP Mike Duboe to discuss how to scale your company at TechCrunch Early Stage in July

100+TechCrunch / 3h
While the money flowing into Silicon Valley is reaching historic heights, the competition for getting customer attention and growing businesses is still a major challenge. At TechCrunch Early Stage: Marketing & Fundraising , we’re diving into the topic of growth and scaling and bringing in experts across the startup landscape to share what they’ve learned in the pilot’s seat. We’re thrilled that

AirPods who? Samsung's Galaxy Buds Pro are on sale.

29Mashable / 3h
SAVE $20.99: As of April 15, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are on sale at Walmart for just $179 — that's just over 10% off their suggested retail price of $199.99. Samsung's answer to the AirPods Pro have always been cheaper than their $249 Apple rivals, but thanks to Walmart, right now they're even more so. Normally $199.99, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are on sale at the big box store for 11% off

Chimeric Human-Monkey Embryos Kept Alive for a Record 19 Days

88Gizmodo / 3h
Building on previous experiments, an international team of scientists has created chimeric human-monkey embryos, which were kept alive for nearly three weeks. The breakthrough could lead to new ways of testing drugs and generating organs for transplant, but this line of research is raising some ethical concerns. Read more...

Casa Blanca raises $2.6M to build the ‘Bumble for real estate’

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Casa Blanca , which aims to develop a “Bumble-like app” for finding a home, has raised $2.6 million in seed funding. Co-founder and CEO Hannah Bomze got her real estate license at the age of 18 and worked at Compass and Douglas Elliman Real Estate before launching Casa Blanca last year. She launched the app last October with the goal of matching home buyers and renters with homes using an in-app

Apple Fitness+ adds workouts for beginners plus older and pregnant users

SlashGear / 4h
Apple Fitness+ is gaining new workouts today, adding specific sessions for pregnancy and that target older adults and beginners. It’s part of a workout boost for the Apple Watch-centered subscription fitness system, and will also include a new Time to Walk session with Jane Fonda. Announced last year, Fitness+ opened up its guided sessions in December 2020. It relies on … Continue reading

Peloton Quietly Scales Back Apple GymKit Support

67Gizmodo / 4h
One of the selling points for Peloton’s new Bike+ was GymKit integration with the Apple Watch for easier and more accurate workout recording. Now, it appears that Peloton recently removed GymKit support for its bike bootcamps, limiting Apple Watch integration to just cycling classes. Read more...

Look at These Safety Color Charts Before You Buy Your Kids' Next Swimsuit

100+Lifehacker / 4h
When we’re picking out our kids’ swimsuits for the season, we often think mostly about style, age-appropriateness, and comfort. We want something they like, something that isn’t too mature, and something that fits well. But we may not be giving enough weight to another factor that can actually help keep them safer in… Read more...

How to Send Audio Messages with Google Assistant

How-To Geek / 4h
Sending hands-free messages is a handy feature of Google Assistant, but it doesn’t have to be limited to just text messages. You can also send audio messages to your contacts. We’ll show you how it works. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Acer ENDURO Urban N3 notebook and T1 tablet are perfect for the paranoid

SlashGear / 4h
If you have a habit of not being gentle with your delicate computing hardware, then you might want to take a look at Acer’s newly-announced ENDURO products. The new products joining the ENDURO lineup today include a pair of Urban N3 Notebooks and a new Urban T1 tablet. While these devices don’t seem to have hardware that will get the … Continue reading

What’s New in Chrome 90, Available Now

53How-To Geek / 4h
Chrome 90 brings some new window management tools, a much-needed fix for the Reading List, and plenty of improvements under the surface. The update is rolling out now to Chrome browsers on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Lite leaked render shows upcoming iPad rival in full

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Lite reveal the design of the upcoming mid-range tablet in full.

Bitcoin thieves used Coinbase hype as a smokescreen to shift stolen crypto

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
About 10% of Bitcoin stolen in 2016 heist were transferred while the industry was distracted by Coinbase listing.

U.S. Hits Russia With Heavy Sanctions Over SolarWinds Hack, All That Other Bad Stuff

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100+Gizmodo / 4h
The Biden administration on Thursday imposed “sweeping” sanctions on Russia over a historic cyberattack that impacted multiple government agencies and major businesses, as well as its interference in U.S. elections. Read more...

Southwest Airlines details launch plan for its 16th new city

100+The Points Guy / 4h
Southwest’s route map is about to get two more lines. On Thursday, the Dallas-based carrier announced launch plans for Eugene, Oregon (EUG) — the 16th airport announced or started since by the carrier the pandemic began in the U.S. Southwest will fly three daily routes to the city from two of its largest West Coast operating bases. Twice-daily service from Oakland (OAK) and once-daily service fro

Sales scheduling platform Chili Piper raises $33M Series B funding led by Tiger Global

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Chili Piper , which has a sophisticated SaaS appointment scheduling platform for sales teams, has raised a $33 million B round led by Tiger Global. Existing investors Base10 Partners and Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI-focused VC) also participated. This brings the company’s total financing to $54 million. The company will use the capital raised to accelerate product development. The previous $18M

Saltbox raises $10.6M to help booming e-commerce stores store their goods

100+TechCrunch / 4h
E-commerce is booming, but among the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs of online businesses are finding a place to store the items they are selling and dealing with the logistics of operating. Tyler Scriven, Maxwell Bonnie and Paul D’Arrigo co-founded Saltbox in an effort to solve that problem. The trio came up with a unique “co-warehousing” model that provides space for small businesses and e

Google throws support behind bringing Rust to the Linux kernel

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Google demonstrates the benefits of Rust by sharing a sample kernel driver.

SpaceX COO: “We Will Fly Large Numbers of People on Starship in Five Years”

400+Futurism / 4h
Starship Transporter During a conference hosted by MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, SpaceX COO and president Gwynne Shotwell reiterated the space company’s desires to get its Mars-bound spacecraft Starship off the ground. “Starship is an amazing machine,” she said, as quoted by SpaceNews . “I could not be more excited about a vehicle than I am about Starship,” she added. “That is

Save time and energy with the MowRo robot lawn mower

28Engadget / 4h
This robotic lawnmower will cut your lawn, charge itself when it's down and follow your schedule regardless of your motivation or energy.

Resident Evil Village gameplay: how upgrades and hunting work

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
New Resident Evil Village gameplay details how hunting, cooking and upgrades will work.

These States Will Pay Off Your Student Loan Debt for Moving There

200+Lifehacker / 4h
It’s a novel idea for any state that wants to attract skilled professionals—in exchange for moving there, they will pay off your student loan debt. Illinois is doing just that, as they have recently joined Maryland in launching a “SmartBuy” program that pays off your student loans if you get a mortgage in their state.… Read more...

Air France Launching Denver Flights

500+One Mile at a Time / 4h
While we’ve seen airlines launch all kinds of short haul leisure routes during the pandemic, we haven’t seen many new transatlantic routes. Well, here’s a noteworthy exception . Air France launching Paris to Denver flights Air France will be launching a new flight between Paris and Denver, which as of now is scheduled to operate between July 2 and October 29, 2021. As of now it appears that this

For startups choosing a platform, a decision looms: Build or buy?

100+TechCrunch / 4h
TX Zhuo Contributor TX Zhuo is the managing partner of Fika Ventures , focusing on fintech, enterprise software and marketplace opportunities. More posts by this contributor Strike first, strike hard, no mercy: How emerging managers can win A COVID-19 resilience test for B2B companies Colton Pace Contributor Colton Pace is the co-founder and CEO of realAppeal. Previously, he held roles investing

Substack announces a $1M initiative to fund local journalists

100+TechCrunch / 4h
While the seemingly unending debate around Substack has focused on well-known writers with a national profile, the newsletter platform just announced that it will be supporting local (presumably non-famous) journalists through a new program. The startup described Substack Local as a $1 million initiative that will fund independent writers creating local news publications. Similar to the Substack

New Leaks Give Us a Peek at Samsung's Next Tablet

Gizmodo / 4h
While Samsung isn’t expected to officially announce the Galaxy Tab S7 Lite until sometime in June, new leaked images have seemingly just given us a peek at Samsung’s next tablet a couple of months early. Read more...

Apple starts $200 million fund to remove CO2 by restoring forests

Apple $200M Restore Fund•
200+Engadget / 4h
Apple has launched a $200 million Restore Fund to capture CO2 by reviving forests.

PS4 survival game Days Gone gets a PC release date

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Bend Studio's PS4 survival game Days Gone is coming to PC on May 18.

Huge TV deal: this Sony OLED TV gets a massive $400 price cut at Amazon

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
A fantastic TV deal, we've spotted the Sony 55-inch OLED 4K TV on sale for $1,498 thanks to a massive $400 price cut at Amazon.

The U.S. Can Get to All Electric Vehicles by 2035

20Gizmodo / 4h
If all cars and trucks sold in the United States are electric by 2035, it could save consumers in the United States some $2.7 trillion over the course of the next 30 years, working out to roughly $1,000 in savings per household per year, a new analysis finds. And if you’re itching to start seeing that cash, you’re in… Read more...

Intel, Nvidia, TSMC execs agree: Chip shortage could last into 2023

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100+Ars Technica / 4h
(credit: Intel) How many years will the ongoing chip shortage affect technology firms across the world? This week, multiple tech executives offered their own dismal estimates as part of their usual public financial disclosures, with the worst one coming in at "a couple of years." That nasty estimate comes from Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger, who offered that vague timeframe to The Washington Post in an

Facebook to test new business discovery features in U.S. News Feed

200+TechCrunch / 4h
Facebook announced this morning it will begin testing a new experience for discovering businesses in its News Feed in the U.S. When live, users to tap on topics they’re interested in underneath posts and ads in their News Feed in order to explore related content from businesses. The change comes at a time when Facebook has been arguing how Apple’s App Tracking Transparency update will impact its

Why Flash Player removal should be a priority

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Five mistakes to avoid when replacing Adobe Flash.

Asics turns 5 tons of waste clothing into new shoes

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
The Earth Day Pack was made using the equivalent of 25,000 T-shirts, and colored with a low-water dying process.

This 11-inch iPad Pro is down to a record low price at John Lewis

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
John Lewis iPad deals are currently offering the cheapest price we've ever seen on the 11-inch iPad Pro.

See if you are eligible to earn 1,000 bonus American Airlines miles on your next Hyatt stay

The Points Guy / 5h
Check your email because the World of Hyatt and American Airlines are back with another promotion for select members. Through July 31, targeted World of Hyatt members can earn 1,000 bonus American Airlines miles per eligible night spent at Hyatt hotels and resorts, including all participating MGM Resorts destinations, Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) hotels and Lindblad Expedition experienc

Xfinity Mobile unlimited 5G plans get cheaper (but that’s not the best part)

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SlashGear / 5h
Xfinity Mobile is trimming the cost of its unlimited 5G plans, with Comcast aiming to undercut its better-known rivals as more Americans hunt for lower prices without sacrificing speed. The new Xfinity Mobile unlimited 5G plans still start at $45 per month for one line, but bring down the price of multiple lines as it blends them with the carrier’s … Continue reading

Social audio startup Stationhead looks beyond music as it hits 100K monthly active users

86TechCrunch / 5h
When I’ve written about Stationhead in the past, I’ve focused on how the startup aims to bring the personality and interactivity of a live radio broadcast to streaming music. But CEO Ryan Star said his ambitions are broader now: “We’re going to be the largest social audio platform in the world.” The startup says it’s growing quickly, with 100,000 monthly active users — a number that’s increasing

Hyatt: Stay 5 Nights, Get A Free Day Use Room

View from the Wing / 5h
This is a rather unusual offer that combines some of pandemic-era innovation with a traditional stay x, get y free promotion. Continue reading ...

[Targeted Quadruple Dip] Earn 1000 American AAdvantage Miles Per Hyatt Night Through June 30

View from the Wing / 5h
The American Airlines-Hyatt partnership has a great new targeted offer, and we’ll now very shortly just how many Hyatt members who have linked their American AAdvantage accounts that is: 1000 American Airlines miles per night up to 30,000 bonus miles - stackable with at least three other ways to earn. Continue reading ...

How to Open Previously Visited Locations in Microsoft Teams

How-To Geek / 5h
Microsoft Teams can quickly become filled with teams, channels, tabs, chats, and meetings. Remembering where you saw something can be tricky, so there is a dedicated, clickable list of the last 12 places you visited. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Prime members get three months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free

35Mashable / 5h
SAVE $23.97: As of April 15, Prime members can score three months free of Amazon Music Unlimited. Looking to switch up the way you get music and podcasts? If Apple Music and Spotify just aren't your jam, there's another option for music streaming — Amazon Music Unlimited. Prime members who have never subscribed before can now get three months free of Amazon's premium music streaming for free , an

Air New Zealand Weighing Passengers This Week

38One Mile at a Time / 5h
If you’re flying Air New Zealand this week, you may get weighed … It’s “weigh week” at Air New Zealand Some passengers flying Air New Zealand this week have expressed embarrassment after being asked to step on a scale at the airport. That’s something most of us aren’t used to when flying on larger planes, since airlines generally use average numbers for the purposes of these calculations. The thi

‘Days Gone’ hits Steam and Epic Games Store on May 19th

47Engadget / 5h
Sony's survival horror game will have 21:9 ultra-wide monitor support on PC.

Spring Cleaning Day 19: Deep Clean Your Couch

24How-To Geek / 5h
Your living room couch gets a lot of use and, over the last year, it’s likely seen quite a bit more wear and tear than normal. Let’s get it clean. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Feels is a new dating app with profiles that look more personal

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Meet Feels , a new French startup that wants to change how dating apps work. According to the company, scrolling through photos and reading descriptions tend to be a boring experience. Feels want to improve profiles so that navigating the app feels more like watching TikTok videos or browsing stories. “For the past 10 years, there’s been little innovation in the industry,” co-founder and CEO Dani

Global e-commerce is booming despite pandemic

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Growth of e-commerce websites expanding rapidly despite the economic challenges created by coronavirus.

Frontier Airlines expands again, now up to 32 routes and 8 new cities in 2 weeks

100+The Points Guy / 5h
Frontier Airlines is at it again. The ultra low-cost carrier rolled out its fifth new-route announcement since last week , this time revealing an eight-route expansion that would add three new cities to its map. All told, Frontier has added 32 new routes and added eight new cities since last Tuesday (April 6). In its latest round on Thursday, Frontier focused on routes to Florida and the Caribbea

UserZoom raises $100M, acquires EnjoyHQ, to grow its platform to improve UX and other interactive design elements

80TechCrunch / 5h
Graphic designer Paul Rand once famously said that the public was more familiar with bad design than good design. While he was referring to most of the design in the world being “bad”, these days that phrase might take on a second meaning: people typically only notice and talk about (and usually complain about) design when it is ugly, or works badly. Conversely, if it’s good, and it works, you do

The RTX 30-series GPU shortage just got seriously bad news

SlashGear / 5h
If you’re trying to build a new PC at the moment, then you’ve almost certainly had a difficult time getting parts for it at a decent price. GPUs in particular are very difficult to come by at fair prices, and that seems doubly true for NVIDIA’s new RTX 30-series cards. If you were hoping that we’d only have to endure … Continue reading

US expels Russian diplomats in response to SolarWinds hack

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100+Engadget / 5h
The US has expelled Russian diplomats and imposed new sanctions in response to the SolarWinds hack and election interference.

Why Outrage Is The Right Reaction To Southwest’s No-Notice Devaluation

28View from the Wing / 5h
If it's true that we shouldn’t trust loyalty programs, and that ought to become our base case, then the way that information gets out to the public is precisely by shaming loyalty programs when they behave badly. Rather than shrugging our shoulders at no-notice devaluations, it is important to shout it from the rooftops so that members know to build lack of trust into their base case. Continue re

Goldman Sachs leads $23M in funding for Brazilian e-commerce startup Olist

56TechCrunch / 5h
Olist , a Brazilian e-commerce marketplace integrator, has raised $23 million in a Series D round extension led by new investor Goldman Sachs Asset Management that brings its total Series D financing to $80 million. Existing backer Redpoint eventures , which first put money in Olist in 2015, also participated in the latest round. With this latest infusion, Olist has now raised over $126 million s

C2i, a genomics SaaS product to detect traces of cancer, raises $100M Series B

100+TechCrunch / 5h
If you or a loved one has ever undergone a tumor removal as part of cancer treatment, you’re likely familiar with the period of uncertainty and fear that follows. Will the cancer return, and if so, will the doctors catch it at an early enough stage? C2i Genomics has developed software that’s 100x more sensitive in detecting residual disease, and investors are pouncing on the potential. Today, C2i

Pizza, picking and swimming snakes

72TechCrunch / 5h
Some weeks are slim pickings when it comes to pulling together interesting robotics stories. This is, decidedly, not one of those weeks. In fact, it’s been a bit tough keeping up with the deluge of robotics activity over the past seven days. I’m going to take that very small sample size as purely anecdotal evidence that investment interest in the category is still white hot. This is another one o

Garry Kasparov launches a community-first chess platform

200+TechCrunch / 5h
Four years ago, MasterClass, a platform that sells celebrity-taught classes, invited chess legend Garry Kasparov to teach a class. He said yes, but soon realized that creating a message that could satisfy a majority of players was a “struggle throughout the process.” While the class did pretty well, Kasparov found it “a little bit annoying” that he had to downplay concepts and stick to a specific

How to Download Xbox Game Pass Games With Alexa

80Lifehacker / 5h
Amazon and Microsoft recently announced a collaboration that lets Xbox Game Pass subscribers download games and get the latest updates about the service using Alexa commands. Read more...

Bang & Olufsen's Book-Shaped Bookshelf Speaker Will Disappear Into a Shelf Full of Books

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45Gizmodo / 5h
It’s hard to believe that anyone spending $900+ on a 10-inch tall, ultra-slim wireless speaker is not going to want everyone visiting their home to see their $900+ speaker, but that didn’t deter Bang & Olufsen from designing its new Beosound Emerge to look like a handsome tome that can disappear into a shelf full of… Read more...

Epic Google Earth update adds nearly 4 decades of global timelapse video

SlashGear / 5h
Google Earth is adding a mesmerizing timelapse feature, showing the changes of our planet over time in what Google says is its biggest update since 2017. Timelapse in Google Earth pulls together a total of 24 million satellite images of the planet taken over the past 37 years, unlocking an unprecedented perspective of the changes those decades have wrought. As … Continue reading

Get three months of Visible Wireless for just $20 a month with this limited-time deal

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Interested in Visible Wireless? Right now could just be the best time ever to join this carrier with its latest three months for $20 deal.

Polestar raises $500M from outside investors as EV market grows

68TechCrunch / 5h
Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s standalone electric performance brand, has raised $550 million in its first external round led by Chongqing Chengxing Equity Investment Fund Partnership, Zibo Financial Holding and Zibo Hightech Industrial Investment. SK Inc., the South Korean global conglomerate, and a range of other investors also participated. While this is Polestar’s first external round, the compa

Horseshoe Theory, Now on the Blockchain

Gizmodo / 5h
Republicans whining about how social media moderators are violating their inalienable right to lucrative follower counts have found an ally in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Read more...

Pearpop raises from The Chainsmokers, Alexis Ohanian, Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Mark Cuban, Marshmello, and Snoop Dogg

64TechCrunch / 5h
Pearpop, the marketplace for social collaborations between the teeming hordes of musicians, craftspeople, chefs, clowns, diarists, dancers, artists, actors, acrobats, aspiring celebrities and actual celebrities, has raised $16 million in funding that includes what seems like half of Hollywood, along with Alexis Ohanian’s Seven Seven Six venture firm and Bessemer Venture Partners. The funding was

Anomaly in Earth’s Magnetic Field May Be Caused by Buried Fragment of Ancient Planet

300+Futurism / 5h
Scientists have long observed a growing “dent” in the Earth’s magnetic field just above the southern Atlantic Ocean. The “ South Atlantic Anomaly ,” as it has become known, can wreak havoc with satellites and spacecraft that happen to pass over it. Now, scientists suspect it may have a connection to two mysterious blobs of dense material discovered in the Earth’s mantle that recent research sugge

JetBlue Schedules First A321neo With New Mint Seats

500+One Mile at a Time / 5h
At the beginning of February JetBlue revealed its new Mint Suite and Mint Studio seats , which will eventually be used on transatlantic flights. However, these seats will first make an appearance on routes between New York and Los Angeles, and we now have a sense of the timeline for that. JetBlue’s special A321neo delivery At the end of February, JetBlue took delivery of an Airbus A321neo with th

Hear from Detroit VCs on how to raise cash in the Motor City today at TechCrunch’s free Detroit meetup

60TechCrunch / 6h
We hope you can make our virtual meetup in Detroit today . The event is free, features a pitch-off with Detroit startups, a talk regarding StockX, and a panel with Detroit VCs on best practices when fundraising. This event is the second in TechCrunch’s new series, City Spotlights where TechCrunch focuses on an area to highlight successes and bring light to the growing area. Last month we were in

Detroit’s native son, billionaire Dan Gilbert, makes the case for his town

56TechCrunch / 6h
Dan Gilbert loves his hometown of Detroit. He loves it so much that the billionaire founder of what would eventually become the mortgage lender Quicken Loans has poured at least $2.5 billion into rehabilitating buildings in the heart of the city. He has also invested in many companies that are now tenants in those buildings, along with the restaurants and retailers that have made the scene far li

What to Do If You Get a Bad Trade-In Offer From Apple

Lifehacker / 6h
Does this sound familiar? You’ve taken such good care of your older MacBook that Tim Cook himself wouldn’t be able to tell it from a fresh out-of-the-box model. You’ve fawned over it, protected it from harm, and are now ready to trade it in for something newer and better. Since your MacBook is perfect , you’re… Read more...

Is an Instant Pot a pressure cooker?

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Here’s what Instant Pots actually do

Loki's Tom Hiddleston Teases the Trickster's Shapeshifting Abilities

34Gizmodo / 6h
The Toxic Avenger reboot finds a major star. Shazam director David F. Sandberg throws some water on some Fury of the Gods casting rumors. Ben Wheatley talks about taking on The Meg 2 . Plus, what’s next on Debris and Nancy Drew . Spoilers, away! Read more...

How to Make Finder Always Search the Current Folder on Mac

How-To Geek / 6h
By default, when you use the Search feature in Finder, it has the eerie habit of searching your entire Mac instead of only searching the current folder. Thankfully, you can make Finder always search the current folder by changing a setting on your Mac. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Will non-travel redemption options stick around on travel cards?

28The Points Guy / 6h
In 2020, the pandemic completely reshaped the priorities of credit cardholders who traditionally earned and redeemed points and miles predominately for travel. Suddenly, travel became the last thing on most people’s minds as words like sheltering in place and social distancing enter the equation. For many, that meant holding on to your card’s award earnings — or perhaps spending rewards on items

DJI Air 2S pairs bigger 5K camera with auto-editing for drone video

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SlashGear / 6h
DJI has revealed its newest consumer drone, with the DJI Air 2S pairing the portability the Air range is known for, with a new, larger camera sensor for better video and images. The 1-inch sensor is capable of 20-megapixel still images or 5.4K video, DJI says, and there’s new post-flight software which promises to do some of the heavy lifting … Continue reading

Building tech for worker safety, Guardhat Technologies is a company that could only come from Detroit

56TechCrunch / 6h
Saikat Dey, the founder of Detroit’s own Guardhat Technologies , got his start working in the steel industry. His last job, before founding Guardhat, was serving as the chief executive officer of Severstal International , the multinational steel conglomerate whose headquarters were in Dearborn, Mich. There, managing the global business of the fourth largest steelmaker by volume and revenue, with

Oscars 2021 live stream: date, time and how to watch 93rd Academy Awards online from anywhere

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Who will take home Best Picture? Tune in to your local 2021 Oscars live stream to see the winners of this year's 93rd Academy Awards.

Vodafone and Ericsson use drones and Lidar to virtualise mobile site upgrades

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Digital Twins can make site visits more efficient and network upgrades more rapid.

Building a high-performance data and AI organization

60MIT Technology Review / 6h
CxOs and boards recognize that their organization’s ability to generate actionable insights from data, often in real-time, is of the highest strategic importance. If there were any doubts on this score, consumers’ accelerated flight to digital in this past crisis year have dispelled them. To help them become data driven, companies are deploying increasingly advanced cloud-based technologies, incl

DJI unveils the Air 2S drone with 20-megapixel camera

DJI Air 2S Mavic 2•
100+Engadget / 6h
The Mavic Air 2's replacement offers more megapixels and a larger sensor for superior photo credentials.

Google Earth's biggest update in years adds free 3D timelapse videos

Google Earth Timelapse•
83Engadget / 6h
Google Earth is getting its biggest update to the service since 2017. It's adding 3D timelapse videos that anyone can watch and download for free.

Adidas' Stan Smith Mylo are its first mushroom leather sneakers

100+Engadget / 6h
Adidas wants to launch a mushroom leather shoe in 12 months.

Google Earth time-lapses show a changing planet

Google Earth Timelapse•
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Satellite images collected over 37 years are combined to show how Earth in a new way.

Samsung Galaxy S21 deals offer 256GB for the price of 128GB at Best Buy this week

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Best Buy's Samsung Galaxy S21 deals are offering some ridiculous price cuts across the entire range right now - up to $300 off.

NFT Inc. reimagines urban and rural living with flying car ASKA

89TechCrunch / 6h
A number of startups have promised to bring a drive-and-fly vehicle to market over the past few years, but none have yet managed to follow through. NFT Inc. is betting it will succeed where its rivals have failed, with preorders opening Thursday for ASKA, company’s first electric flying car. The SUV-sized ASKA ( which means ‘flying bird’ in Japanese) may be better described as a plane that drives

Comcast's Xfinity Mobile unlimited 5G plans start at $30 per month

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61Engadget / 6h
Comcast has unveiled new unlimited Xfinity Mobile 5G plans promising "the lowest ever prices for unlimited data for new and existing customers."

Book the first Airbus A321neo flights with JetBlue’s new Mint business class

27The Points Guy / 6h
Update 4/15/21: Flights with the new Mint are not currently appearing on JetBlue’s website, however you should be able to check out by beginning your search with Google Flights, selecting the correct option and heading over to JetBlue’s website to complete the purchase process. Here’s a link to a sample booking to get you started. Get that credit card out! JetBlue just announced the first flights

See the world change over nearly 40 years in Google Earth's new timelapse feature

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How to explain autism to kids

500+Mashable / 6h
If the past year has taught us anything, talking to children about diversity is vital in helping to raise thoughtful, sensitive kids. And those discussions should also expand to include conversations around neurodiversity, including autism. The Center for Disease Control defines autism as "a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges." It

Google Earth time-lapse feature winds clock back 37 years

Google Earth Timelapse•
500+BBC News - Technology / 6h
Google says evidence of melting glaciers and deforestation will raise awareness of climate change.

Add Buttermilk Powder to Your Next Vinaigrette

28Lifehacker / 6h
Many people use buttermilk powder to make their own ranch seasoning mix, which they then use to make their own ranch dressing. This is perfectly reasonable—aspirational, even!—but ranch isn’t the only salad dressing that benefits from a bit of dehydrated dairy. Read more...

The new AMD EPYC could offer some unbelievable speeds

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AMD’s 3rd Gen EPYC Milan clocks the highest ever score in Cinebench R23.

DJI Air 2S is an almost perfect blend of its two best drones

DJI Air 2S Mavic 2•
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The DJI Air 2S is an impressive new flying camera with a large 1-inch sensor – and it might just be the ultimate hobbyist drone.

Biktrix Moto is an e-bike with a range of over 100 miles

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The Biktrix Moto is inspired by mopeds with its beefy range but has the growing electric bike market in its sights.

Major: Plaza Premium & Priority Pass Cut Ties

400+One Mile at a Time / 6h
Here’s a change that has some major implications for those who get lounge access through credit cards, as reported by Executive Traveller . Plaza Premium breaks up with Priority Pass Priority Pass is the world’s largest network of independent airport lounges, with over 1,300 lounges around the world. All kinds of premium credit cards offer a Priority Pass membership, which is a great way to get l

How to See Classic Window Labels on Windows 10’s Taskbar

How-To Geek / 6h
Remember the good ol’ days when you could see the names of open windows listed directly on the Windows taskbar? Thanks to a setting in Windows 10, we can easily get that feature back. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Bigeye (formerly Toro) scores $17M Series A to automate data quality monitoring

100+TechCrunch / 6h
As companies create machine learning models, the operations team needs to ensure the data used for the model is of sufficient quality, a process that can be time consuming. Bigeye (formerly Toro), an early stage startup is helping by automating data quality. Today the company announced a $17 million Series A led Sequoia Capital with participation from existing investor Costanoa Ventures. That bri

Walmart helps push Cruise’s latest investment round to $2.75B

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88TechCrunch / 6h
Cruise, the autonomous vehicle company aiming to deploy robotaxis in San Francisco and Dubai , has added Walmart as an investor in an extended fundraising round that has grown to $2.75 billion. The company said it has a post-money valuation of more than $30 billion. Walmart and several unnamed institutional investors added capital to a $2 billion equity round announced back in January that was le

Autodesk acquires Upchain

72TechCrunch / 6h
Autodesk , the publicly-traded software company best known for its CAD and 3D modeling tools, today announced that it has acquired Upchain, a Toronto-based startup that offers a cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) service. The two companies, which didn’t disclose the acquisition price, expect the transaction to close by July 31, 2021. Since its launch in 2015, Upchain raised about $7.4

Persefoni’s carbon accounting platform raises $9.7 million

72TechCrunch / 6h
The carbon accounting and management platform Persefoni now has $9.7 million more in funding to support its international expansion, product development, and recruitment efforts. The round, led by Rice Investment Group with participation from NGP ETP, the electricity, renewable and sustainability-focused investment arm of the oil and gas and power focused investment fund NGP, comes only about six

DJI releases the Air 2S drone that’s packed with an impressive camera and incredible range

DJI Air 2S Mavic 2•
68TechCrunch / 6h
DJI just updated one of its most popular drones, and I’m pleased to report the new features improve an already good product. The new $999 Air 2S packs an impressive image sensor, range, and object tracking/sensing technology that makes it an easy recommendation for anyone looking for a portable prosumer drone. I’ve been testing the drone for the last week, but poor weather prevented me from const

Google says Google Earth is getting its biggest update since 2017

Google Earth Timelapse•
82TechCrunch / 6h
Google Earth now features a timelapse mode that brings together 24 million satellite photos from the last 37 years. And… that’s it. Google says it’s the biggest update to Google Earth — a product you’ve likely forgotten even existed — since its redesign in 2017. To be fair, Google Earth hasn’t gotten any major new features updates since then. So by default, I guess this qualifies as the biggest u

Google Earth Now Shows You Our Planet’s Slow Deterioration

Google Earth Timelapse•
500+Wired / 6h
A new time-lapse video feature in Google Earth lets users see how humans have reshaped the globe over the decades.

DJI's New Drone Makes Aerial Cinematography a Breeze

100+Wired / 6h
A better image sensor and more AI-powered video smarts make the Air 2S one of the best drones you can buy.

Engineers create a tiny wireless implant that measures tissue oxygen levels

SlashGear / 6h
Engineers from the University of California, Berkeley have announced the creation of a very small wireless implantable to provide real-time measurements of tissue oxygen levels deep within the body. The device is very small at approximately the size of a ladybug, and is powered by ultrasound waves. Researchers believe the device could help medical professionals monitor the health of transplanted

DJI's Upgraded Mavic Air 2S Has a Much Larger Camera Sensor

Mavic DJI Air 2S One 2•
32Gizmodo / 6h
DJI’s Mavic Air 2 drone already offers a great balance of price and performance, but with the new Mavic Air 2S, DJI is revamping its latest quadcopter with a way bigger camera sensor. Read more...

Google Earth's New 3D Time-Lapse Feature Shows How Humans Are Affecting the Planet

400+Gizmodo / 6h
Google Earth is already a powerful tool for observing our planet, but today it’s getting a major upgrade with the introduction of a new 3D time-lapse feature. Read more...

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G announced with an unusual camera

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra has a 144Hz refresh rate, top-end power, and an unusual camera configuration.

Echelon's Connected Rowing Machine Proves Content Is Key

57Gizmodo / 6h
The pandemic has proved that the future of fitness is online. Companies like Peloton and Apple have embraced online training completely, offering classes that seem as real and vibrant as anything held in a sweaty gym. Other companies like Hydrow are taking a more refined approach by creating a real-life experience in… Read more...

Samsung's Galaxy Buds Pro hit all-time low of $165 at Woot

42Engadget / 6h
Samsung's Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds are on sale at an all-time low, while the Galaxy Buds+ have also been reduced.

How to Turn on HDR Video Recording on iPhone

How-To Geek / 7h
A key headlining feature of modern iPhones is their ability to shoot HDR videos. But since HDR clips take up more space and most people don’t have compatible displays to watch them in their full glory, the HDR feature is off by default. Here’s how to enable it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Breaking: This major cruise line just announced plans to restart with more than half its fleet

100+The Points Guy / 7h
It looks like the comeback of cruising is kicking into high gear. One of the world’s biggest cruise lines, MSC Cruises , announced on Thursday it would resume operations with more than half its fleet over the next three months. For more cruise news, reviews and tips, sign up for TPG’s new cruise newsletter The 18-ship brand already is operating sailings out of Italy with one ship, MSC Grandiosa.

Ford’s BlueCruise hands-free driving tech is available to download soon for $600

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SlashGear / 7h
Last year, Ford innocuously deployed ten test vehicles to partake in what the American carmaker refers to as the ‘Mother of All Road Trips’ to mark the final development leg of its newest BlueCruise hands-free driving tech. And now, Ford has announced that BlueCruise is available to download via over-the-air software updates later this year. BlueCruise will initially be available … Continue readi

InterContinental Ambassador Enrollment Offer: Free Night After One Stay

200+One Mile at a Time / 7h
Today a new offer has launched for those considering signing up for or renewing an InterContinental Ambassador membership. What is InterContinental Ambassador? IHG has a rather complicated rewards program structure. In addition to the IHG Rewards Club program that covers all of IHG’s brands, InterContinental has its own guest recognition program, called Ambassador . Ambassador status costs either

Poco X3 Pro now available without flash sale on Flipkart

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The Poco X3 Pro, which is the first smartphone to feature a Snapdragon 860 chipset, is now available on Flipkart outside of a flash sale.

LG is taking orders for the 2021 OLED R rollable TV

SlashGear / 7h
A report has surfaced that LG Electronics has begun quietly taking orders from the wealthy for one of the most expensive TVs it’s ever produced, the 2021 OLED R. This is the OLED TV with a screen that’s flexible enough to be rolled and stored away out of sight when not in use. According to reports, LG is taking orders … Continue reading

TCL C82 QLED TV with Mini LED: what we know so far

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The TCL C82 QLED will introduce Mini LED to the company's UK range, but how much of a difference will it make?

Yak Tack is a super simple app to boost vocabulary

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Word nerds with a love for linguistic curiosities and novel nomenclature that’s more fulsome than their ability to make interesting new terms stick will be thrilled by Yak Tack : A neat little aide – mémoire (in Android and iOS app form) designed for expanding (English) vocabulary, either as a native speaker or language learner. Yak Tack uses adaptive spaced repetition to help users remember new

That Zoom or Microsoft Teams meeting invite might well be malware

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Malware posing as video conferencing tools increases 12-fold in just a year.

Why I’m going to earn more Wyndham points this year

The Points Guy / 7h
Wyndham Rewards has long been a program I’ve watched closely but never earned or redeemed points with — and I suspect that’s going to change this year. Wyndham has made a handful of consumer-friendly changes over the years and made it easier to earn Wyndham Rewards points with credit cards and various promotions. This makes the program more intriguing — especially to someone who generally uses ho

CDC expert panel punts on deciding fate of J&J COVID vaccine

70Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / Boxes of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Florida. (credit: Getty | Paul Hennessy ) An advisory committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declined to vote on the fate of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday, likely leaving in place a pause on the vaccine’s use until the committee reconvenes in seven to 10 days. The CDC’s

Lyft lets you request rides directly from your healthcare provider

46Engadget / 7h
Lyft is introducing a healthcare pass that lets health plan provides and social services organizations cover rides for eligible patients.

Amazon announces $250 million venture fund for Indian startups

300+TechCrunch / 7h
Amazon on Thursday announced a $250 million venture fund to invest in Indian startups and entrepreneurs focusing on digitization of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the key overseas market. The announcement comes at a time when the American e-commerce group, which has previously invested over $6.5 billion in its India business, faces heat from government bodies , and the small and medi

Passengers Shocked To Find They Have To Step On A Scale Before Boarding Air New Zealand This Week

51View from the Wing / 7h
An airline needs to know how much an aircraft weighs for takeoff and fuel burn purposes, and estimates work but those estimates need to be reliable. Continue reading ...

Woman Jailed For Six Months Over Fake COVID-19 Test Result

100+One Mile at a Time / 7h
A lot of places require a negative coronavirus test result to travel. Some people seem to think it’s easier to just fake a test result, so here’s a good reminder of why you shouldn’t do that, as reported by The Nassau Guardian . Six months jail in Bahamas over fake test A 21-year-old Bahamian mother was just sentenced to six months in jail on counts of possession of a forged document and uttering

How to Remove “Cast to Device” from File Explorer on Windows 10

20How-To Geek / 7h
By default, Windows 10 lets you project images and videos to a remote device using DLNA. If having a “Cast to Device” option on your Windows 10 right-click context menu makes you nervous, you can remove the option completely by editing the Windows registry. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Use Docker App to Containerise an Entire Application Stack

How-To Geek / 7h
Docker App is an experimental Docker feature which lets you build and publish application stacks consisting of multiple containers. It aims to let you share Docker Compose stacks with the same ease of use as regular Docker containers. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

ZTE's Axon 30 Ultra 5G Drops the Under Display Camera in Favor of a Teardrop

How-To Geek / 7h
Last year when ZTE announced the Axon 20 5G, it made waves by hiding its front-facing camera under the display. But while cutting edge, obscuring the camera under a screen predictably creates its own set of problems. This year the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G moves to a teardrop and steps up the specs. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Stream Unlimited Exercise Classes With A Year Of Studio SWEAT onDemand

Futurism / 7h
While an exercise pill might seem appealing after that fourth squat, working out offers a wide number of benefits, both physical and mental. Yet if you lose interest in your routine, it can be tough to get it back. That’s where Studio SWEAT onDemand (SSoD) comes in, and you can get a year of unlimited at-home workouts for $99 , 60% off the MSRP. SSoD, founded by ACE-certified personal trainer Cat

IBM acquires Italy’s MyInvenio to integrate process mining directly into its suite of automation tools

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Automation has become a big theme in enterprise IT, with organizations using RPA, no-code and low-code tools, and other technology to speed up work and bring more insights and analytics into how they do things every day, and today IBM is announcing an acquisition as it hopes to take on a bigger role in providing those automation services. The IT giant has acquired MyInvenio , an Italian startup t

Altman brothers lead B2B payment startup Routable’s $30M Series B

100+TechCrunch / 7h
We all know the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital adoption in a number of areas, particularly in the financial services space. Within financial services, there are few spaces hotter than B2B payments. With a $120 trillion market size , it’s no surprise that an increasing number of fintechs focused on digitizing payments have been attracting investor interest. The latest is Routable, which

How to Use Smart Lighting to Transform Your Kid’s Bedroom

96Wired / 7h
Is your child scared of the dark? These tech tips can help vanquish the monsters in the closet—or create good vibes for teens.

Sorry, but ‘I Missed the Meeting’ Is No Longer an Excuse

100+Wired / 7h
AI audio transcription is getting smarter—and it's taking notes on your work meetings.

Respawn’s Apex Legends Is Just Getting Started

100Wired / 7h
From a surprise launch to a diverse cast, the Titanfall developer's live service game has a lot going for it, and even more coming.

Intel Core i9-11900K is even worse on Linux than Windows 10

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Intel’s Rocket Lake flagship isn’t so fast on Ubuntu compared to Windows 10 going by a host of benchmarks.

BT now has M1 MacBook Air deals at their lowest price ever

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
If you're on the hunt for M1 MacBook deals, BT currently has the lowest prices around - but you could easily miss them.

Citroen C5 X is part saloon and part station wagon with the stance of an SUV

New Citroen C5 X SUV•
SlashGear / 7h
Citroen has unveiled a new flagship vehicle called the C5 X that the company says will breathe new life into the large car segment. The vehicle has a design that mixes a station wagon with a typical European saloon while giving it the elevated ride height of an SUV. Citroen is offering the C5 X in either a plug-in hybrid … Continue reading

Disney Plus reveals first original UK TV shows - and one features David Beckham

31TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Disney Plus has announced its first four UK productions, with soccer icon David Beckham featuring in one of them.

Nvidia to launch new 'anti-cryptomining' GPU to replace the RTX 3060

57TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
After the RTX 3060 hash rate limiter failed to dissuade cryptominers, Nvidia is going back to the drawing board.

The Morning After: TCL's Fold n' Roll phone transforms between three sizes

56Engadget / 8h
TCL has a funky concept phone to show off and LG is ready to sell its ultra-expensive rollable TV.

Apple’s AirPods Pro fall to $197 at Amazon

45Engadget / 8h
You can get a pair of Apple's AirPods Pro for $197 right now from Amazon, where it's on sale for $52 lower than its original price.

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Emerge packs big sound into a thin speaker

Bang & Olufsen Emerge BE•
SlashGear / 8h
Bang & Olufsen has been making high-end audio gear and other products for several years. The company has announced its latest product, the Beosound Emerge, designed by Benjamin Hubert of Design Agency LAYER. Emerge is a home speaker that has a very slim silhouette while being able to deliver powerful sound suited to any space. Beosound Emerge aims to be … Continue reading

Amazon Kindle could get a brand-new way to read books

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Amazon Kindle Vella lets you read serialized novels, and we're hoping it could come to Kindles soon.

Accelerating digital transformation with reusable integrations

29TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
APIs help expose data in a reusable way, so non-IT teams can deliver digital projects.

Dell set to spin off VMware into independent company, also selling Boomi cloud arm

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The corporate separation will reportedly help Dell reduce debt.

This Coffee Brewer Uses a Vacuum to Make a Delicious Cup

100+Wired / 8h
This innovative brewer uses a vacuum pump to filter your coffee, resulting in a cleaner, less bitter cup.

The Humble Shrub That’s Predicting a Terrible Fire Season

300+Wired / 8h
Chamise may not look (or smell) like much, but it's actually a kind of crystal ball for understanding how badly California might burn.

Enterprise data operating systems in the Cloud

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The Cloud used to mean “renting someone else’s server”.

AMD Ryzen-powered Chromebooks hit by performance issues when on battery

50TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
It looks like Chromebooks with AMD hardware perform worse than their competitors when not plugged in. What's going on?

RBC Heritage 2021 live stream: how to watch PGA golf online from anywhere

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
South Carolina native Dustin Johnson looking to go big on home turf - here's how to get a PGA Tour golf live stream and watch the RBC Heritage online from anywhere.

Blue Origin celebrates a successful NS-15 test mission

SlashGear / 8h
Blue Origin has announced that it completed its 15th consecutive mission into space and back and conducted simulations to rehearse astronaut movements in preparation for its future flights that will involve customers onboard its spacecraft. The mission was a verification step before being cleared to fly astronauts aboard the new Shepherd spacecraft. NS-15 was the first mission, with Blue Origin …

The looming software kill-switch lurking in aging PlayStation hardware

500+Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / These consoles could eventually be large paperweights if Sony doesn't fix a problem looming in their firmware. Unless something changes, an issue lurking in older PlayStations' internal timing systems threatens to eventually make every PS4 game and all downloaded PS3 games unplayable on current hardware. Right now, it's not a matter of if but when this problem will occur. This ticking f

Facebook urged to scrap Instagram for children plans

500+BBC News - Technology / 8h
A campaign group claims the "image-obsessed" platform is dangerous for children's health and privacy.

Three just launched a new limited-time SIM only deal that you won't want to miss

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
30GB of data for a mere £10 a month - that's one of the best value SIM only deals you can get in the UK right now.

Sony launches budget Bravia W830 32-inch smart TV in India

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Sony has launched a new Bravia 32W830 smart television in India priced at Rs 30,990 with a FullHD display and an HDR picture processor.

Seth Meyers calls out Republicans for hypocritical stance on 'cancel culture'

100+Mashable / 8h
How can you complain about "cancel culture" if you're also going out of your way to "cancel" things you don't like? That's the question posed in Seth Meyer's latest "A Closer Look" segment on Late Night , as the host examines the recent actions of certain Republicans. "Republicans have taken their supposed 'cancel culture' obsession so far they're actually proposing real legislation about it," Me

The 'Godzilla vs. Kong' twist was a rare moment when more meant better

25Mashable / 8h
Kaiju films are not, by definition, minimalist endeavors. At their absolute smallest they still feature enormous monsters destroying the sum of man's ambition, and at their biggest they're about as large scale as films can get Godzilla vs. Kong is a maximalist movie, a surprisingly well paced clash of titans that takes place all across (and inside) the globe and is about an ape the size of the Pl

Aiwa enters personal audio space in India with five products

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Aiwa has entered the personal audio space in India with five new products which include TWS, wireless earphones and wired earphones.

Three tops UK 5G availability charts, but EE wins on speed

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Three is most available but EE offers best experience when not on 5G

2022 Mini John Cooper Works hardtop arrives with fresher styling and interior updates

SlashGear / 9h
The 2022 Mini John Cooper Works hardtop is arriving with a mild facelift and a host of interior upgrades. Mini recently updated its 2022 model range for both the hardtop and convertible, but the JCW version is having a style all its own. It now has a larger hexagonal front grille with a new red crossbar. The grille now extends … Continue reading

Google Chrome 90 with default HTTPS rolls out

Google Chrome 90 HTTPS•
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Security upgrade on the way for new Google Chrome download version.

How healthy are air fryers?

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Wondering whether air fryers offer a healthier alternative to traditional cooking? Here we find out.

PS5 1440p support: how much longer do we have to wait?

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
The latest PS5 update didn’t add 1440p support, so when will the display option arrive on PlayStation 5?

Google is making it much easier to resurrect closed tabs in Chrome

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
You'll soon be able to bring tabs back more easily – no matter how long ago you closed them.

Facebook under investigation following massive data breach

Facebook Data 2019•
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Ireland’s data protection regulator has launched a formal investigation into the Facebook breach.

Xbox Series X restock: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate bundle available at Currys

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Xbox Series X stock is back at Currys with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate bundle.

Mark Zuckerberg is urged to scrap plans for an Instagram for children.

3KNYT > Technology / 9h
A version of the popular photo-sharing app for younger users could hook children on endless scrolling and body-image shame, nonprofit groups warned.

DARPA selects three prime contractors for DRACO program

SlashGear / 9h
DARPA has announced that it has awarded contracts for the first phase of the Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) program. The program’s stated goal is to demonstrate a nuclear thermal propulsion system above low Earth orbit by 2025. The trio of prime contractors selected by DARPA includes General Atomics, Blue Origin, and Lockheed Martin. DARPA says that rapid … Continue re

'Infinity Train' Season 4 is a strong end to a show that deserved more

Mashable / 9h
The worst thing about Infinity Train' s fourth season is that it is the show's last. Infinity Train is ingeniously inventive, a total creative wonderland. After all, where else will viewers find art galleries haunted by shadowy hands or clubs in space guarded by daunting astronaut bouncers? That this show comes to the end of the line now, while still so fresh and impactful, is a complete shame. H

Indian iQoo 7 likely to be a rebranded iQoo Neo 5

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
The upcoming iQoo 7 will be a rebranded iQoo Neo 5 with Snapdragon 870, 120Hz AMOLED display, 48MP triple-camera, etc.

Cyberpunk 2077’s new patch fixes crashes, quest bugs, and tweaks UI

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
There are some gameplay fixes included as well, one of them being more fine-tuning for police behavior.

Audi's new fully electric car is its cheapest yet

Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron•
34TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Introducing the Audi Q4 e-tron, with up to 316 miles of range and Audi's biggest ever display.

Facebook reaches its target of using 100 percent renewable energy

1KEngadget / 9h
Facebook says it has reached its goal to power its global operations on renewable energy several months ahead of its targets thanks to a large investment in solar and wind energy projects.

Nvidia DLSS could soon make loads of games look - and run - much better

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Nvidia has announced that it will be adding native DLSS support for the Unity game engine before the end of 2021.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 probably won’t have an S Pen slot after all

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New rumors suggest that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 won’t have a dedicated S Pen slot, and we could see it announced in July.

NatWest relaunches its Enterprise programme for UK SMEs

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NatWest has set a target to support 35,0000 entrepreneurs through its Enterprise programme for the rest of this year.

The What Hi-Fi? Show is free to attend, and a must for Hi-Fi fans and audiophiles

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What Hi-Fi has an event you won't want to miss.

Valio’s climate targets granted Science Based Targets certification

Popular Mechanics / 9h
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SoftBank in talks to invest up to $500 million in Swiggy

100+TechCrunch / 9h
SoftBank Vision Fund 2 is in advanced stages of talks to invest up to half a billion dollars into food delivery startup Swiggy, two sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The new investment values the Indian startup at about $5.5 billion, the sources said. The new investment would add to the $800 million fundraise Swiggy unveiled earlier this month . SoftBank began exploring investment

Fast 9 in space is really happening, director confirms

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Fast 9 will indeed head into space, director Justin Lin confirms following the release of the latest trailer.

Oracle and ServiceNow team up to make multicloud simpler

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ServiceNow users will now be able to deploy and manage Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources.

Cado Security locks in $10M for its cloud-native digital forensics platform

92TechCrunch / 10h
As computing systems become increasingly bigger and more complex, forensics have become an increasingly important part of how organizations can better secure them. As the recent Solar Winds breach has shown, it’s not always just a matter of being able to identify data loss, or prevent hackers from coming in in the first place. In cases where a network has already been breached, running a thorough

Why is it so hard to review the Johnson & Johnson vaccine? Data.

100+MIT Technology Review / 10h
The future of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson covid vaccine remains in limbo after an advisory panel recommended taking a deeper look into reports of rare—and sometimes fatal—side effects. The US Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration advised suspension of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Tuesday , after reports that six people who had received a dose developed rare bl

Zack Snyder's Justice League trilogy trailer isn't what you think it is

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A new HBO Max trilogy trailer for Zack Snyder's Justice League has landed online – and fans aren't happy about its bait and switch.

Wear OS has a useful new weather app feature

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A Wear OS update has added a UV index to help you enjoy the sun safely.

New Photo Colorization AI Fixes Early Photography's Old Man Wrinkle Effect

400+How-To Geek / 10h
Classic photos of Abe Lincoln seem incredibly detailed, showing tons of wrinkles and cracks in the president’s skin. But much of that “detail” is a flaw of early camera tech, which couldn’t capture a good chunk of the visible light spectrum. Now, a the Time-Travel Rephotography colorization AI shows us what Abe might look like if old cameras were more accurate. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Mazda's MX-30 Crossover EV Will Come to the U.S., Complete with Suicide Doors

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How-To Geek / 10h
In 2019, Mazda announced its first electric vehicle (EV), the MX-30. The crossover SUV made its way to Europe shortly after and sold well but never made its way to the States. Now Mazda will kick off a series of EVs in the United States, starting with the MX-30, suicide doors and all. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Save 25% on a pair of over-ear headphones with adjustable bass

29Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: Customize your sound with the Skullcandy Crusher Evo Headphones , on sale for $149.99 — a 25% savings — as of April 15. Whether you’re a fan of heavy, heart-thumping EDM or enjoy a laid-back hip hop beat (or some combination of both), you know the bass levels make all the difference. The bass on these Crusher Evo Headphones is customizable. Swipe the slider up for the most intense bone-sha

Take your chess skills to new heights with an AI-powered board

Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: Make your game of chess even more exciting with the Square Off World's Smartest Chessboard . As of April 15, get it for $399.99 — a 10% savings. The Square Off is an electronic chessboard powered by artificial intelligence. Forget playing the computer on your smartphone or laptop — you can make that happen IRL with this device. The board has 20 difficulty levels, so you can always count on

Save space and reduce clutter with a universal charging station on sale

22Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: Keep all your tech charged and organized with the OMNIA Q4 4-in-1 wireless charging station , on sale for 13% off. As of April 15, get it for only $59.99. Unfortunately, you need a lot of different devices to successfully work from home. What you don't need, though, is the excessive clutter those devices bring. It's not just an aesthetic issue, either: Messy desks and cluttered workspaces

Edit, convert, and manage PDFs with this software on sale

20Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: Edit PDFs seamlessly with PDF Pro 2 , on sale for $29.99 — a 57% savings — as of April 15. PDFs retain formatting, preserve high-quality artwork, and still maintain a relatively small file size. Yet despite all of their redeeming qualities, PDFs are also notoriously complicated to edit and manage. What should be a relatively easy process can cause headaches, unless you have the right tools

Microsoft could be calling time on one of Windows 10’s more useless features

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Timeline was introduced in 2018, but now syncing has been removed from the feature – does this mean it's being killed off?

Google Assistant can now find your phone, even if it’s an iPhone

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Google Nest speakers can now make an iPhone or Android smartphone ring if you can’t find it, even when it’s set to silent. Here’s everything you need to know.

Bang & Olufsen has a book-shaped speaker that'll fit your shelf perfectly

300+Mashable / 10h
Do you want a speaker that blends into your home environment so well that no one will notice it? Bang & Olufsen might have a solution. The new Beosound Emerge speaker is designed to look pretty much like a book. I say "pretty much" because the speaker does get wider on the back, but you'll probably still be able to squeeze it amongst the actual books on your shelf. Image: bang & olufsen The cool

Twitch is purging 7.5 million bots that inflated view and follower counts

88Engadget / 10h
Twitch has discovered over 7.5 million bot accounts that have been inflating streamer stats.

iPhone 13 chipset could be similar to iPhone 12's

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Some were expecting the iPhone 13 chipset to be a big improvement on the iPhone 12's, but new rumors suggest otherwise.

PixCell LED: Samsung's new headlight system to improve road safety

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Headlamps with PixCell LED can selectively distinguish areas on the road that need to be lit or kept dim, helping drivers navigate tough road conditions.

Flipkart to acquire online travel firm Cleartrip

100TechCrunch / 10h
Flipkart said on Thursday it has agreed to acquire online travel and hotel ticketing firm Cleartrip as the Walmart-owned e-commerce firm looks to expand its offerings in the world’s second largest internet market. The deal values 14-year-old Cleartrip, which raised about $74 million prior to the acquisition, at about $40 million, a person familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The distress sal

How going solar will help you survive load shedding

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These solar-powered headphones boast a virtually infinite battery life

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The Urbanista Los Angeles are solar-powered headphones that use clever tech to prolong battery life.

Philippines ‘buy now, pay later’ startup Plentina raises $2.2M seed round

500+TechCrunch / 11h
Plentina co-founders Kevin Gabayan and Earl Valencia E-wallets are rapidly gaining popularity in the Philippines, overtaking credit cards, which have a penetration rate of under 10% . Fintech startup Plentina is leveraging that trend with buy now, pay later (BNPL) installment loans that can be used and repaid through e-wallets. The company announced today it has closed a $2.2 million seed round,

Ubisoft delays Assassin's Creed Valhalla's first major expansion to May 13th

66Engadget / 11h
Assassin's Creed Valhalla's first major expansion, Wrath of the Druids, will come out a couple of weeks later than expected.

Galaxy Z Fold 3 S Pen won’t have a dedicated slot

SlashGear / 11h
Samsung will be unveiling its most powerful Galaxy in two weeks but that won’t be a smartphone as some might have hoped. Samsung’s most powerful Galaxy phone, however, might come earlier in July but it’s already proving to be a mixed bag. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 will, of course, be interesting because of its expected support for the S … Continue reading

Bluetti EB70 700W Portable Power Station – power in a compact package

SlashGear / 11h
It shouldn’t be surprising to see more and more portable power stations, those big blocks of battery with multiple outlets, getting launched left and right these days. There has been a growing need not only for emergency power but also for quiet, clean, and safe power sources even when braving the great outdoors. While there will always be a place … Continue reading

TCL's new concept phone unfolds and rolls out to get bigger and bigger

42Mashable / 11h
Yes, we've seen foldable phones. We've even seen rollable phone prototypes — although LG's rollable phone, sadly, probably won't see the light of day . But TCL now has a smartphone concept that's both a foldable and rollable phone in one, and it's pretty cool. Image: TCL The idea is fairly simple — take a foldable phone, similar to Huawei's original Mate X , and then make it rollable on one side

Elon Musk's Starlink satellite internet service is under the DoT scanner

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Elon Musk-owned Starlink satellite internet service is being scrutinized by the Department of Telecommunications as Broadband India Forum (BIF) opposed its India launch.

Exclusive: Oppo A74 5G and Oppo A54 to launch in India this week

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TechRadar exclusive: Oppo A74 5G and Oppo A54 will be available in the offline markets starting April 17.

Cloud kitchen startup JustKitchen to go public on the TSX Venture Exchange

100+TechCrunch / 12h
JustKitchen , a cloud kitchen startup, will start trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) Venture Exchange on Thursday morning. It is doing a direct listing of its common shares, having already raised $8 million at a $30 million valuation. The company says this makes it one of the first—if not the first—cloud kitchen company to go public in North America. While JustKitchen launched operations

Bang & Olufsen's latest speaker was designed to look like a book

81Engadget / 12h
With a design inspired by a book, Bang & Olufsen's Beosound Emerge is an impressively slim and full-featured speaker.

Bang & Olufsen's new wireless speaker looks just like a book

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The Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance wireless speaker could be a sound addition to your bookshelves.

Lingoda, an on-demand online language school with live instructors and Zoom classrooms, raises $68M

80TechCrunch / 12h
A startup out of Berlin that’s built and grown a successful online language learning platform based around live teachers and virtual classrooms is announcing some funding today to continue expanding its business. Lingoda , which connects students who want to learn a language — currently English, Spanish, French or German — with native-speaking teachers who run thousands of 24/7 live, immersion cl

Challenger bank N26 to offer insurance products

100+TechCrunch / 12h
Fintech startup N26 is launching N26 Insurance as it plans to offer insurance products that you can access from the company’s mobile app and website. The first insurance product is a smartphone insurance plan for German customers. But the startup doesn’t plan to stop there. N26 says it is also working on private liability insurance, home insurance, life insurance, pet insurance and coverage for b

Samantha Bee examines the history of anti-Asian racism in the U.S.

57Mashable / 12h
It's a terrible time to be Asian right now. Hate crimes against Asians in the U.S. have risen dramatically , with almost a third of Americans blaming China or Chinese people for the coronavirus pandemic . Asian people are being assaulted , stabbed , and killed with alarming regularity, prompting many to feel apprehensive about being out in public. "Anti-Asian attacks are happening out in the open

‘It’s a Roller-Coaster Ride’: Global Chip Shortage Is Making Industries Sweat

300+NYT > Technology / 12h
The internet-connected world is completely dependent on the production of semiconductors. That’s become a problem now that supplies are running short.