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Toyota built an internal combustion engine that sips hydrogen, and it sounds awesome

400+SlashGear / 10h
Japanese auto giant Toyota is working on a new-age hydrogen vehicle. When the words Toyota and Hydrogen are in the same sentence, the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai comes to mind. Still, the Mirai is a hydrogen-electric car or FCEV (fuel-cell electric vehicle). It uses hydrogen fuel to convert electricity and power an onboard electric motor. This time, Toyota came up with … Continue reading

Best VPN routers 2021: top routers for Virtual Private Networks

300+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
These are the best VPN routers money can buy, so you can have the fastest, most reliable, VPN speeds.

Breaking: President Biden celebrates 50 years of Amtrak with $80 billion infrastructure push

100+The Points Guy / 26min
“Amtrak Joe,” also known as President Joe Biden, is in Philadelphia right now where he just finished speaking at Amtrak’s 30th Street Station. The president is pushing his massive $1.9 trillion infrastructure plan which includes some $80 billion in funding for the nation’s train systems. President Biden is proposing spending $10 billion a year on passenger rail and freight improvements including


How UK-based Lendable is powering fintechs across emerging markets

56TechCrunch / 21min
What moves the needle for digital lenders is serving loans to their respective customers. But where does this money come from? The pool is usually equity or debt. While some lenders use the former, it can be seen as folly because, over time, the founders tend to lose ownership of their businesses after giving out too much equity to raise capital for loans. Hence the reason why most lending compan

Creators are making bank selling....Google spreadsheets

Mashable / 33min
Would you ever buy a spreadsheet? Clearly, a lot of people would...because they already have. Online creators are making some real money selling digital products created on spreadsheet services such as Google Sheets and Airtable. Take Andrew Kamphey, who is a self-described "maker." Kamphey told Mashable that he's made more than $40,000 in the past year from his spreadsheet products, such as "100

Basecamp sees mass employee exodus after CEO bans political discussions

72TechCrunch / 33min
Following a controversial ban on political discussions earlier this week, Basecamp employees are heading for the exits. The company employs around 60 people, and roughly a third of the company appears to have accepted buyouts to leave, many citing new company policies. On Monday, Basecamp CEO Jason Fried anounced in a blog post that employees would no longer be allowed to openly share their “soci

How to attract large investors to your direct investing platform

60TechCrunch / 33min
David Teten Contributor David Teten is founder of Versatile VC and writes periodically at and @dteten . More posts by this contributor Should you give an anchor investor a stake in your fund’s management company? How VC and private equity funds can launch portfolio-acceleration platforms Many fintech startups have tried to become a market-maker between investors and investment opportuni

Climate Youth Win Landmark Victory in Germany’s Top Court

Gizmodo / 36min
In a crucial ruling, a high court in Germany has agreed with young activists that the country’s climate law is unconstitutional because it puts too much of the burden of solving climate change on future generations. Judges in the Karlsruhe court, the highest court in the country, ordered the government to update its… Read more...

Facebook is buying the developer behind VR shooter ‘Onward’

68TechCrunch / 39min
After a steady stream of studio acquisitions in late 2019 and early 2020, Facebook has been a little quieter in recent months when its come to bulking up their VR content arm. Today, the social media giant breaks that stream, announcing their acquisition of Downpour Interactive , the developer of the popular VR first-person shooter Onward. The title, which is available on the company’s Rift and Q

Can You Do a Full-Body Workout Two Days in a Row?

Lifehacker / 39min
It’s time to bust a gym myth. I remember being taught, explicitly, as if it were a fact that my life might someday depend on, that you should never strength train the same muscle two days in a row. There is, it turns out, no such law of nature. You can train whatever you want, whenever you want. Read more...

Titanfall 2 goes free-to-play on Steam, but only temporarily

SlashGear / 47min
Apex Legends‘ next season, dubbed “Legacy,” is on the horizon, and as the name suggests, the Apex Legends lore is revisiting some characters from its past. Specifically, we’ve seen references to a number of Titanfall 2 characters in the marketing for Apex Legends‘ Legacy season, but if you really want to see where it all started, there’s no better way … Continue reading

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Flies Again and Gets a New Mission

100+NYT > Technology / 48min
Ahead of a successful fourth flight, the agency announced that Ingenuity would continue to fly beyond its original monthlong mission.

Hulu Live TV adds 14 ViacomCBS channels, but some cost extra

SlashGear / 54min
If you remember back in early January, Hulu announced a big deal with ViacomCBS that would bring 14 of its networks to the streaming service’s live television plan. Now, months later, those channels are finally available to subscribers, offering the opportunity to watch Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and other popular networks. As originally announced, a total of 14 ViacomCBS channels are … Continu

Ordering Apple's New iPad Pro? It's Probably Safe to Expect Delays

Gizmodo / 1h
Apple’s new iPad Pro models that come equipped with its M1 chip are already seeing delays in delivery times. Read more...

How companies (and you) can make social media accessible for everyone

Mashable / 1h
Even as social media companies improve their accessibility features , there's still a lot of work to be done before we get to universal access. We talked to social media creators and disability advocates Chrissy Marshall and Molly Burke about how companies and creators can bridge accessibility gaps. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Social Media , Accessibility , Deaf , and Blind

Hemp Flower Cigarettes Let You Quit Nicotine Before You Quit Smoking

Futurism / 1h
Cigarette smoking used to be a near-ubiquitous hobby. But over the past few decades, its popularity is cratered. The public, it seems, has finally caught on to the terrible health risks associated with tobacco cigarettes. But there are still many smokers out there who are struggling to quit. Luckily, there’s a new way to try to beat an old habit: Oklahoma Smokes hemp flower cigarettes . Oklahoma

Marinate Fresh Asparagus With Lemon and Shallots

32Lifehacker / 1h
Asparagus is a spring icon. It is green , it is fresh , and it is bitter, sweet, and slightly grassy all at once. Really good, seasonal asparagus does not need much cooking. In fact, too much heat can wreck its more delicate qualities. Read more...

10 funniest comedies on Hulu because we all need a laugh

Mashable / 1h
Read more... More about Hulu , Comedy Movies , Entertainment , and Movies Tv Shows

New York requires $15 broadband for poor people, promptly gets sued by ISPs

New York Broadband Law•
Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | eccolo74 ) Internet service providers today sued New York to block a state law that requires ISPs to sell $15-per-month broadband plans to low-income households. The lawsuit was filed by lobby groups including USTelecom and CTIA–The Wireless Association, both of which count Verizon and AT&T among their members. Lobby groups for many other ISPs also joined the lawsu

How to Set Up and Pair an Apple AirTag to iPhone or iPad

How-To Geek / 1h
Did you get an Apple AirTag and are not quite sure how to set it up? Not a problem! Pairing an AirTag to your iPhone or iPad is as simple as connecting a new pair of AirPods to your Apple account. Here’s what you need to know. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Forestal Debuts Four All-New Mountain and Urban eBikes Starting at Just $10k

How-To Geek / 1h
In 2020 Forestal released its first eMTB, an electric enduro mountain bike that received plenty of praise. Today, the company announced four capable new premium eBikes are on the way in several different models to suit your riding style. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

VMware Won't Support Windows 10 Emulation on Apple M1 Hardware

How-To Geek / 1h
After casually announcing its plans to develop desktop virtualization software for the M1 Mac, VMware is giving fans a detailed look into its development progress. The good news is that VMware Fusion will arrive on M1 as a Public Tech Preview this year. The bad news is that it won’t support Windows 10 or Windows 10 on ARM. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Pre-Orders Are Now Live for Apple's New M1 iMac, iPad Pro, and Apple TV 4K

How-To Geek / 1h
During its recent “Spring Loaded” event, Apple announced a new round of colorful M1-powered iMacs and iPad Pro models, along with an updated Apple TV 4K and Siri Remote. Now, all of these items are live and available for pre-order. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

NASA wants to use its Mars helicopter to support Perseverance rover

61Engadget / 1h
After making history and completing two additional flights, NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter could soon attempt even more ambitious forays into the skies of the Red Planet.

Android devices are leaking contact tracing data all over the place

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Contact tracing data is stored in system logs on Android which enabled some third-party apps to access it.

How to Safely Drill Into Any Wall

Lifehacker / 1h
When it comes to hanging things on your walls , adhesives can only do so much. If you need to securely display framed artwork or install wall-mounted shelves, you’ll probably have to do a little drilling. Here’s how to do it as safely as possible. Read more...

Southwest unveils 25 new routes, resumes 24 others just in time for summer

51The Points Guy / 1h
Southwest Airlines is out with its summer schedule , and it’s stacked with new routes that will begin in early June. Specifically, the Dallas-based carrier is adding 25 new nonstop markets, a majority of which will only operate seasonally on a handful of days. Southwest is also resuming 24 routes just in time for what’s predicted to be a very busy summer travel period. This joins Southwest’s big

SpaceX Cancels Launch of Spaceship That Keeps Exploding

49Futurism / 1h
Short Notice SpaceX had planned to test-launch its latest Starship prototype, dubbed SN15, on Friday, but a last-minute cancellation means the spacecraft will stay grounded for the time being. Typically, a SpaceX test launch means nearby roads and beaches get shut down — a reasonable precaution given the fact that these tests have so far ended with unintentional fireworks shows . But Cameron Coun

After Failed Flight, Mars Helicopter Successfully Soars Once Again

400+Futurism / 1h
Such Great Heights After a failed attempt earlier this week , NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has successfully taken to the skies for a fourth time, soaring to new heights. Success #MarsHelicopter completed its 4th flight, going farther & faster than ever before. It also took more photos as it flew over the Martian surface. We expect those images will come down in a later data downlink, but @NAS

Your next box of Thin Mints might be delivered by drone

33Mashable / 1h
Alphabet's Wing stepped in to help a Girl Scout troop in Christiansburg, Virginia sell drone. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Drones , Cookies , Girl Scouts , and Girl Scout Cookies

The Best Features of Spotify's New 'Your Library' Tab

Lifehacker / 1h
Spotify is overhauling the “Your Library” section of its mobile app with a new layout, better search filters, and shortcut options that should make sifting through your ever-expanding Spotify collection a lot less tedious. Read more...

Top 10 free Coursera courses to learn something new

Mashable / 1h
Coursera is a leading online learning platform for higher education that offers courses from more than 200 of the world's top universities and industry educators — from Ivy League American universities like Columbia to famous British educational institutions like the Imperial College London and top enterprises like IBM. To date, 77 million learners from around the world have taken online courses

Study warns to wash new plastic bottles or risk sneaky BPA exposure

SlashGear / 1h
Plastic bottles are a common sight and many people are likely to use them at some point. Risky plastics that contain BPA have been phased out due to their potential impact on health, but the problematic chemical can still make its appearance at times. That’s according to a new study from The Ohio State University, which found that consumers should … Continue reading

The Army's New Night-Vision Goggles Look Like Technology Stolen From Aliens

90Gizmodo / 1h
When you think of night-vision goggles, you probably imagine the pitch black of night being illuminated in a sea of green that helps improve visibility. That’s ancient technology now as the US Army’s Lancer Brigade of Joint Base Lewis–McChord demonstrates what soldiers see through the military’s latest and greatest… Read more...

Breaking: U.S. to restrict travel from India on May 4, according to Reuters

200+The Points Guy / 1h
While several destinations have started to reopen to travelers, the U.S. is limiting visitors from one country during the COVID-19 pandemic. The White House is expected to ban travel to the U.S. from India by most non-U.S. citizens, according to Reuters . White House spokesperson Jen Psaki retweeted the news from Reuters, so it’s a sure bet this is happening. Biden set to ban most travel to U.S.

Elon Musk: Self-Driving Cars Are Hard Because of Flawed Human Drivers

500+Futurism / 1h
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to come clean about self driving tech. But instead of putting the spotlight on the tech’s immense engineering challenges, Musk is pointing the finger at, well, humanity as a whole. “A major part of real-world AI has to be solved to make unsupervised, generalized full self-driving work, as the entire road system is designed for biological neural nets with o

The Robot Surgeon Will See You Now

100+NYT > Technology / 1h
Real scalpels, artificial intelligence — what could go wrong?

PSA to Trump Revanchists and Anti-Vaxxers: Making Fake CDC Vaccination Cards Is a Federal Crime

100+Gizmodo / 1h
The various dingbats and wingnuts of the pro-Donald Trump web have been keeping busy by spreading detailed instructions on how to create fake official Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coronavirus vaccination cards rather than just get the damn shot. Doing so, the FBI says, is a federal crime that can be… Read more...

Amid the IPO gold rush, how should we value fintech startups?

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Allen Miller Contributor Allen Miller is a principal at Oak HC/FT based in San Francisco. He invests in early- and growth-stage companies, with a particular focus on fintech. More posts by this contributor The last decade in real estate, and a peek into the next one 2019 looks to continue another lights-out year for fintech startups Tess Munsie Contributor Tess Munsie is a senior associate at Oak

'New Pokémon Snap' is simple and endlessly engrossing

Mashable / 1h
The best way to describe my relationship to the Pokémon franchise is accidental Pokéveganism. I like the games but strongly feel that kidnapping Squirtles and forcing them to fight as a hobby is weird. Even as a child I would look at a Pokémon and see a friend I'd like to cuddle and protect, which made traditional Pokémon games a little difficult for me to stomach. Thankfully, New Pokémon Snap is

Apple's new 11-inch iPad Pro is already $50 off at Walmart

61Engadget / 2h
Walmart knocks $50 off Apple's new 2021 11-inch iPad Pro, bringing it down to $749.

Man Looking for Kevin the Dolphin Accidentally Finds Centuries-Old Logboat

Gizmodo / 2h
Hoping to find a local dolphin named Kevin, a citizen archaeologist ended up finding a medieval logboat sunk in the shallow water of an Irish river. The man, Anthony Murphy, found the vessel while flying his drone over the River Boyne. “I was actually looking for Kevin the dolphin that has been in the river in the… Read more...

Vin Diesel Says the Fast & Furious Movies Make the Cars 'Audition'

Gizmodo / 2h
The Fast & Furious movies are big deals. They make hundreds of millions of dollars. They have scenes and stunts that require hundreds of cast and crew members. They require an army of VFX artists. Everything has to be perfect to pull off a movie as huge as these, down to the smallest details—even the vroom-vrooms. Read more...

USA Will Introduce India Travel Ban As Of May 4

100+One Mile at a Time / 2h
A few days ago I posed the question of why the United States hasn’t yet introduced an India travel ban . It goes without saying that the situation in India is heartbreaking and the USA needs to do everything it can to help, though that doesn’t mean travel should be allowed without restrictions. Well, it looks like this is finally changing. Details of new India travel ban The White House will be i

What we bought in April 2021

Mashable / 2h
If you follow Mashable Shopping's coverage, you know that we live to bring you the best product recommendations we can find based on countless hours of online research. But, what about the stuff that we buy for ourselves? The stuff that made it into our shopping carts? Well, we're here to tell you about those things, and we'll be back every month to do so again. Here's what the staff bought in Ap

ArtStation joins Epic Games: What will change

Epic Games ArtStation•
SlashGear / 2h
ArtStation announced a collaboration today with Epic Games that could change the future of the art portfolio ecosystem. At first, things will be the same. Epic acquired ArtStation, but ArtStation will “continue to operate as an independently branded platform.” They’ll also be “collaborating closely with the Unreal Engine team.” ArtStation will reduce some fees for the ArtStation Marketplace – tha

How to Get Started With Apple Fitness+

20Lifehacker / 2h
Apple is all about the three Ss these days: subscriptions, services, and saturation (for its new iMacs , at least). And while you can hardly blame the company for wanting to diversify its revenue, it can sometimes feel like there’s just a lot to buy from Apple—with a recurring monthly payment, that is. However, you… Read more...

Ingenuity's Fourth Mars Flight Sets New Airspeed and Distance Records

37Gizmodo / 2h
Off-world helicopter flights are almost starting to seem mundane, as Ingenuity has now flown for the fourth time on Mars. This afternoon, NASA’s experimental helicopter pushed its bounds, traveling farther and at nearly double its previous speeds. Read more...

New Google Play Store Rules Aim to Weed Out Spammy Apps

Gizmodo / 2h
In an attempt to boost confidence in its Play Store offerings, Google has announced new rules designed to weed out misleading, low-quality apps from its marketplace. Read more...

NASA’s Mars helicopter and Perseverance rover are teaming up for a buddy mission

SlashGear / 2h
NASA’s Ingenuity may have seen some delays in its fourth flight, but with that safely under its belt the Mars helicopter’s next big missions have been revealed. The fourth mission for the historic aircraft was its most ambitious yet, tapping its dual cameras to underscore how valuable an eye in the sky could be to future space missions. Still, even … Continue reading

How to Plan Your Workout Schedule Around Your COVID-19 Vaccine

20Lifehacker / 2h
The COVID vaccines are notorious for causing fatigue, sore arms, and sometimes headachy or feverish reactions. So if you have a vaccine appointment coming up, should you plan on skipping a workout or two? Maybe, but ultimately you’ll have to play it by ear. Read more...

Low-Income Households Can Soon Sign Up for the FCC's Broadband Subsidy

33Gizmodo / 2h
Low-income households can enroll in the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) starting May 12. Read more...

Hawaii May Ban Tourists From The Best Beaches On Weekends

View from the Wing / 2h
Hawaii is considering restricting access to the most desirable areas on its islands for locals only on weekends. Tourists would be shut out on peak tourist days. Continue reading ...

Roc Nation’s VC Neil Sirni lays out his investment strategy

56TechCrunch / 2h
Jay-Z’s Roc Nation announced in 2017 that it was forming a venture investment arm called Arrive . And the firm has been busy since then — co-founder and president Neil Sirni said Arrive has made 29 investments thus far. At the same time, Sirni hasn’t really said much about those investments publicly, or about the broader strategy. So he reached out to me a few months ago, suggesting that he was r

Y Combinator-backed Uiflow wants to accelerate no-code enterprise app creation

100+TechCrunch / 2h
TechCrunch recently caught up with recent Y Combinator graduate Uiflow , a startup that is building a no-code enterprise app creation service. If you are thinking wait, don’t a number of companies already do that? , the answer is yes. But what Quickbase , Smartsheet and others are working on isn’t quite the same thing, at least from the startup’s perspective. Uiflow, a Bay Area-based concern that

Is It OK When Passive Voice Is Used?

20Lifehacker / 2h
Even when you think you’ve got a handle on grammar, you might not realize how easy it is easy to unwittingly venture into lexical territory that would rile your freshman year English teacher. Certainly back in my college days, I had a few teacher’s assistants who would get on my case for using the passive voice. Read more...

Riot will record voice chats in 'Valorant' to tackle harassment

Riot VALORANT Voice•
41Engadget / 2h
The publisher said it will only listen to a recording after a report is filed.

Fall Guys for Xbox and Switch delayed and crossplay is to blame

Fall Guys Xbox Switch•
SlashGear / 2h
Fall Guys, in case you haven’t heard, is coming to Xbox and Switch at some point in the future. Originally, the Xbox and Switch versions of the game were slated to launch sometime this summer, but now both versions have been delayed. Instead, developer Mediatonic has indicated that it will add cross-play to Fall Guys before launching on Xbox and … Continue reading

Facebook Is Giving a VR Headset to Every Employee Who Wants One

68Futurism / 2h
Gift Bag Facebook is reportedly providing an Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset to any employee that wants one. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new program during an internal Q&A session on Thursday, according to Alex Heath , a reporter at The Intercept. Employees will be able to buy their own VR headsets and expense them through the company, Zuckerberg said, in what’s likely a simultaneous

Porsche rumored to be entering F1 with Red Bull Racing

33Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Red Bull is assuming control of its own engine development next year once Honda leaves the sport. But could we see Porsche badges on the cars before too long? The rumors won't stop swirling. (credit: Lars Baron/Getty Images) Even though we're only two races in, this year's Formula 1 season is already shaping up to be the most competitive in years. Thanks to the resurgent Red Bull Racing

Antarctica's Springy Bedrock Could Make Sea Level Rise Even Worse

Gizmodo / 3h
Look out world—the ice sheet is coming. New research says that the total collapse of a crucial ice sheet in Antarctica could mean that sea levels would rise an additional 30% more than scientists currently predict. Read more...

How to Make a Summer Cocktail Out of a Popsicle

20Lifehacker / 3h
We are so lucky to have popsicles. Not only are they delicious, they offer respite from sweltering heat, and make a fantastic base for Frosé . But alcohol is unfriendly to ice crystal formation, and making one of those trendy pink slushies requires at least two pops. But you don’t have to make a slushy; a popsicle can… Read more...

HBO Max's Green Lantern has cast a lead actor – and the show sounds ambitious

Green Lantern Guy Gardner•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Finn Wittrock has been cast as Guy Gardner, one of many Green Lanterns set to appear in the upcoming HBO Max series.

YouTube TV no longer available on Roku store

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Google and Roku’s negotiations have fallen through. Here’s what you need to know.

New Guidance for the Vaccinated, a Crisis in India, and More

81Wired / 3h
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

Pitch your startup to seasoned tech leaders, and a live audience, on Extra Crunch Live

96TechCrunch / 3h
TechCrunch is known for its pitch-offs. We’ve had them in cities all over the world, and heard from hundreds of startups who have shared the story of their company on our stages. We’re excited to be bringing the pitch-off to Extra Crunch Live. Anyone in the audience on an episode of Extra Crunch Live can virtually “raise their hand” to be selected to pitch in front of the audience and get feedbac

Zoë Roth sells 'Disaster Girl' meme as NFT for $500,000

500+BBC News - Technology / 3h
Zoë Roth, 21, will use the money from the sale of a 2005 image of her to pay her student loan.

Abolish Intellectual Property

66Gizmodo / 3h
Virologist and medical researcher Jonas Salk developed a successful polio vaccine that was approved in 1955, helping the world all but eradicate the disease. Read more...

Climate law jeopardizes freedoms, German court rules—but not how you think

57Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / Wind turbines spin as steam rises from the cooling towers of the Jäenschwalde coal-fired power plant in the distance. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images ) Germany’s top court struck down part of the nation’s sweeping climate law, saying it violates people’s freedoms. By many standards, the law is aggressive, requiring the country to slash emissions 55 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 an

Roku vs. Google, part 2: YouTube TV app pulled from Roku Store

100+Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge Roku warned us on Monday that this could happen. This morning, the company announced that YouTube TV is no longer available on the Roku Channel Store. Google and Roku are squabbling over Roku's carrying agreement, just like you might see in an old-school cable TV carriage dispute . The main point of contention seems to be over the AV1 video codec, a new, more efficient video standard that

Lucifer's New Trailer Gives Us a Devil With a God Complex

83Gizmodo / 3h
The second half of Lucifer ’s fifth season is soon to arrive, and now we’ve got a trailer that shares rather a lot about what we can expect , including an outright explanation as to why a sweater-clad God (Dennis Haysbert) has visited Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and the rest of his squabbling family on Earth: he wants to retire! Read more...

Congress Names Former Astronaut as New NASA Leader

43Futurism / 3h
New Boss After a unanimous Senate confirmation vote on Thursday, former Senator Bill Nelson is now the new head of NASA. President Joe Biden first nominated Nelson, who reports had a major impact on the space program during and after his own career as an astronaut, about a month ago . Aside from his six-day flight on the Columbia space shuttle in 1986, Nelson served in the Senate from 2

How to Score 50%-Off Amtrak Fares for Your Summer Travel

Lifehacker / 3h
Amtrak has been putting out some pretty good deals lately, but this one has the best value: As part of a 50th anniversary celebration, Coach and Acela Business class fares are currently 50% off the regular price for select routes across the country. The deal also includes $50 flat fares between major cities, provided… Read more...

Etihad Sells 40% Air Seychelles Stake For $1

99One Mile at a Time / 3h
Etihad Airways is in the process of selling its 40% stake in Air Seychelles for $1, and the airline will forgive over $60 million in debt in the process. Ahem, Etihad, OMAAT is looking for some new investors, please give me a call at your earliest convenience. Etihad sells Air Seychelles stake to government Etihad purchased a 40% stake in Air Seychelles back in 2012, as part of its global investm

Scans of Medieval Skeletons Show Cancer Has Been Common Longer Than We Thought

44Gizmodo / 3h
Cancer may have been a bigger menace in medieval times than previously assumed, new research this week suggests. The study, based on X-ray and CT scans of preserved bones, estimates that around one in every 10 residents of medieval Britain died with cancer in their body. Read more...

A Concept Camper for the Cybertruck Somehow Took $50 Million in Preorders

How-To Geek / 3h
A lot of people are excited about Tesla’s unreleased Cybertruck and its potential. So much, in fact, that one accessory concept already received over $50 million worth of orders for its Overland Cybertruck camper. An RV-style camper that doesn’t even exist yet. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

A Giant Plane That Can Launch Hypersonic Vehicles Just Completed Its Second Flight

28How-To Geek / 3h
American aerospace company Stratolaunch just made a huge advance towards its goal of air-launching hypersonic vehicles. It successfully completed the second flight test of its carrier vehicle, which has potential for air-launching hypersonic vehicles for the military. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Save 15% on All Satechi Products During This Mother's Day Sale

How-To Geek / 3h
Mama wants a brand new MacBook stand! From now until May 9th, Satechi is offering a 15% Mother’s Day discount for all of its products. Just use the coupon code FORMOM to save big on Satechi’s high-quality USB-C hubs, charging cables, keyboards, and other accessories. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

This weekend's Bank Holiday sales feature £400 discounts on QLED 4K TV deals

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Don't miss the lowest price yet on the Samsung Q60T in this weekend's Bank Holiday sales.

Hulu expands its live TV service with ViacomCBS networks

75Engadget / 3h
Comedy Central, BET, MTV and more are available to watch today.

Social media boycott: Football clubs, players & sporting bodies begin protest

1KBBC News - Technology / 3h
Football clubs, players and sporting bodies begin a four-day boycott of social media platforms to tackle abuse and discrimination.

Slowly, Robo-Surgeons Are Moving Toward the Operating Room

400+NYT > Technology / 3h
Real scalpels, artificial intelligence — what could go wrong?

Humble Bundle creator brings antitrust lawsuit against Valve over Steam

74Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / The Valve logo, as seen in an etched design at its offices. (credit: Sam Machkovech) Indie developer (and Humble Indie Bundle originator) Wolfire Games has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Steam creator Valve, saying that the company is wielding Steam's monopoly power over the PC gaming market to extract "an extraordinarily high cut from nearly every sale that passes throug

This Fix Makes Multi-Display Setups Better on Windows 10

36Lifehacker / 4h
Having multiple displays is a great productivity boost when you’re streaming, editing, or trying to distract yourself with a show in the background while grinding away in your favorite online game. It’s too bad Windows 10 makes them a chore to use. Read more...

An Underground Tank Is Leaking Massive Amounts of Radioactive Waste

500+Futurism / 4h
According to a new report by the Washington State Department of Ecology, a massive underground radioactive chemical storage tank in the state is leaking hundreds of thousands of gallons of nuclear waste into the ground nearby. That’s bad news, reigniting fears that the waste may end up in the Columbia River, one of the largest rivers in the United States and which runs only ten miles from the sit

ByteDance CFO assumes role as new TikTok CEO

TikTok ByteDance Chew•
100+TechCrunch / 4h
Eight months after former TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer quit in the midst of a full-court press from the Trump administration against the Chinese-owned social media giant, TikTok finally has a new permanent leader. ByteDance’s recently hired CFO Shouzi Chew will be assuming the role as TikTok CEO while still holding the CFO role at its parent organization, the company announced Friday morning. It’s a bo

Riot Games updates its privacy notice to start developing voice comms moderation

Riot VALORANT Voice•
100+TechCrunch / 4h
Anyone who has played a video game with voice chat in the past decade knows that there is some risk involved. You might be greeted by friendly teammates, but you may also hear some of the most toxic language you’ve ever heard in your life. Riot Games , the game developer behind ultra popular titles like League of Legends and Valorant, is thinking hard about this. And taking action. The developer

The Stealth core trainer makes planking (dare I say) fun

45Mashable / 4h
When I got an offer to try the Stealth Core Trainer , I thought, sure, this is why I do product reviews ; to test intriguing gadgets I’d probably never treat myself to, and that there’s a good chance I’ll only use once. I move a lot so only the best products make their way into my home. And to my own surprise, the Stealth Core Trainer has so far proven a product I'd actually want to keep using. R

Here's where you can pre-order the $149 Luxe, Fitbit's prettiest fitness tracker yet

Mashable / 4h
PREORDER: Priced at $149.95, the all-new Fitbit Luxe (set for a late May release) is available for preorder at Amazon and Walmart as of April 30. The rumors were true: Fitbit is coming out with a new fashion-forward fitness tracker this spring. The so-called Fitbit Luxe is "designed to help you take a more holistic approach to your health and wellness," the company said in a press release , with

How to Put Chamomile to Use in Your Garden

28Lifehacker / 4h
Today, chamomile is most commonly known as a caffeine-free herbal tea. It comes from the Asteraceae family of plants, and is heralded for its soothing and digestive properties, and many people nowadays do find the herb an effective sleep aid . In the past, the herbal flower was used to treat rheumatic pain, menstrual… Read more...

'Fall Guys' is delayed indefinitely on Switch and Xbox

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45Engadget / 4h
You'll have to wait until after the summer to play on those consoles, but cross-play is on the way.

Ransomware victims urged to go to police

100+BBC News - Technology / 4h
Using malicious software gangs encrypt an organisation's data and then demand money to restore it.

The Craft at 25: A Couple of First-Timers Dive Into the Witchy Cult Classic

37Gizmodo / 4h
Growing up in the 1990s, everyone knew The Craft . It was one of those cool, R-rated movies you maybe quoted with your friends or watched again and again at a sleepover. The characters were unique and fresh. The material was edgy and provocative. At the time, the film hit such a cultural nerve that people at my high… Read more...

'The Mitchells vs. The Machines' is a delightful and vibrant road trip movie

22Mashable / 4h
There's no shortage of family road trip movies out there, but The Mitchells vs. The Machines manages to add its own high-stakes twist: the robot apocalypse. Meet Katie Mitchell (Abbi Jacobson), an aspiring filmmaker with boundless creativity. She's often at odds with her outdoorsy father Rick (Danny McBride), who doesn't understand her films. To fix the rift that's opened between them over the ye

Cloud gaming service Shadow taken over by OVHcloud founder

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Blade, the French startup behind cloud gaming service Shadow , has been acquired by Octave Klaba’s fund following a commercial court order. Klaba is better known as the founder of OVHcloud , a French cloud hosting company. He’s acquiring Blade (and Shadow) through his investment fund Jezby Ventures — not OVHcloud. Shadow is a cloud computing service for gamers. People can pay a monthly subscripti

Here’s what China wants from its next space station

98MIT Technology Review / 4h
At 11:23 a.m. local time Thursday at Wenchang, Hainan Island, China launched Tianhe-1, the first module of a new orbital space station. It’s scheduled to be operational by the end of 2022. The launch, which went flawlessly, sets China up for a very busy next two years as it seeks to build upon the decade’s successes and follow through with one of its most ambitious space projects yet. Although th

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra deals: Get the world's best smartphone for £47 a month

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Best value contract deal for the S21 Ultra, Affordable Mobiles is coming in hot with this Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra deal, only £47 a month for 100GB of data

New iPad Pro, Apple TV 4K, and 24-inch iMac now available for order

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32Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / An Apple-made image of the various Macs running on the M1 to date. (credit: Apple ) As previously announced, today is the day: orders are open on the Apple Store and through other retailers for the remaining hardware products that Apple announced on April 20: the 24-inch iMac and the new iPad Pro and Apple TV 4K . Yesterday, we reported that multiple leaks seemed to reveal a May 21 ship

EU says Apple’s 30% cut from rival music providers violates competition law

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80Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / Spotify and Apple Music on an iPhone in 2018. (credit: Getty Images | stockcam) The European Commission today charged Apple with violating antitrust law, alleging that "it distorted competition in the music streaming market as it abused its dominant position for the distribution of music streaming apps through its App Store." The EC sent a Statement of Objections to Apple reflecting its

Book Four Seasons Private Retreats With Extra Perks

One Mile at a Time / 4h
Want to receive extra benefits for your stay at Four Seasons Private Retreats, including a space available upgrade, complimentary breakfast, a hotel credit, and more? Contact for more details. He may even be able to help if you already have a stay booked. While Four Seasons is known for its world class hotels & resorts, not as many people are familiar with Four Seasons Privat

Apple's new iMac, iPad Pro, and Apple TV 4K are now available to order

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40Mashable / 4h
Read more... More about Tech , Apple , Ipad Pro , Imac , and Apple Tv 4k

Teach Kids the Difference Between Secrets, Privacy, and Surprises

32Lifehacker / 4h
As adults, we understand the nuanced differences between a surprise, a secret, and something that is private. But for kids, these concepts can blur and overlap—and unfortunately, that is a fact child predators take advantage of. That’s why it’s important to help define what each concept is and when it’s okay—or not… Read more...

The Military Is Working on Robots With Biological Muscles

100+Futurism / 4h
Flesh Bots The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is tired of old-school robots that use mechanical actuators — and it wants to give military tech a biological upgrade. Scientists at the ARL are diving into a new field of biohybrid robotics , in which they fuse robotic machinery with living muscle tissue, according to Nextgov . It’s a futuristic and mildly unsettling proposal, but engineers say it co

American Airlines adds 4 routes, new destination in latest regional expansion

71The Points Guy / 4h
Small regional airports are big winners in American’s latest adjustment to its network. The Fort Worth-based carrier will load four new flights over the weekend, two of which connect to a new dot on its route map, according to American spokesperson Nichelle Barrett. Columbus, Georgia (CSG) — the new destination — lands service from two of American’s largest hubs, Charlotte (CLT) and Dallas/Fort W

Montana Is About to Become the Most Dangerous Place in America to Protest Fossil Fuels

500+Gizmodo / 4h
Republicans posture as the party of free speech. Except when it’s speech they don’t like. Read more...

Sequoia’s Mike Vernal will share how to iterate with tempo at TC Early Stage in July

84TechCrunch / 4h
TC Early Stage is back in July and we have a fantastic lineup in store that’s laser-focused on marketing and fundraising. That includes, but is not limited to, Sequoia’s Mike Vernal, whose portfolio companies include Citizen, PicsArt, Whisper, Threads, Houseparty and more. Vernal will be leading a discussion on tempo and product-market fit. The chat stems from Vernal’s experience as an investor,

TikTok’s new CEO is an executive from its parent company

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35Engadget / 4h
TikTok announced today Shouzi Chew, the current chief financial officer of parent company ByteDance, will take over leading the firm.

Among Us lines up PS5, PS4 debut for 2021

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SlashGear / 4h
With everybody cooped up at home during the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year, several multiplayer games saw a dramatic rise in popularity. Among Us was one of those games, and its meteoric rise has prompted developer Innersloth Games to make some big changes to its development schedule, cancelling a planned sequel and rolling its content into the current game … Continue reading

How Big Tech Won the Pandemic

100+NYT > Technology / 4h
A year ago even the tech giants were anxious. Now they have so much money it’s awkward.

Optimism reigns at consumer trading services as fintech VC spikes and Robinhood IPO looms

100+TechCrunch / 4h
With the Coinbase direct listing behind us and the Robinhood IPO ahead, it’s a heady time for consumer-focused trading apps. Mix in the impending SPAC-led debut of eToro , general bullishness in the cryptocurrency space, record highs for some equities markets and recent rounds from , M1 Finance and U.K.-based Freetrade , and you could be excused for expecting the boom in consumer asset

How to Hook Up With a Coworker, If You Must

20Lifehacker / 4h
Ever had a coworker you wanted to take from the boardroom to the bedroom? Of course you have. Office romances are the juiciest of forbidden tropes: You want to sleep with your colleague even more because you know you’re not supposed to. Read more...

Falcon and the Winter Soldier proves Marvel’s Phase 4 is all about consequences

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
After a decade of giving its heroes' actions a pass, it looks like the MCU is starting to make them face some consequences.

The EU's proposed AI laws would regulate robot surgeons but not the military

93Engadget / 5h
The European Commission has unveiled a sweeping regulatory framework that, if adopted, could have global implications for the future of AI development.

This week's best deals: 40 percent off Amazon's Echo Dot and more

42Engadget / 5h
This week's best tech deals include $20 off Amazon's Echo Dot, up to $200 off Samsung's Galaxy S21 smartphones, and $40 off Star Wars Instant Pots.

The Left Hand of Darkness Is a Sci-Fi Classic

100+Wired / 5h
Ursula K. Le Guin's 1969 novel is one of the genre's most important explorations of gender.

With Europe And Beyond Starting To Open This Summer, Where Should You Go?

View from the Wing / 5h
Iceland and Greece are open. France says they'll open this summer, and this was backed up by the European Union. Spain says they're testing things in May and expect to welcome the world starting in June. So where should you go, how should you book, and what should you expect? Continue reading ...

Shiny Pokemon GO Swablu community day: Finally MEGA

SlashGear / 5h
Today we’re taking a peek at the next Pokemon GO Community Day and discuss why YOU shouldn’t skip it. Normally when you see a Swablu in the wild, you… probably just skip it. This monster evolves into Altaria and is generally OK – not great. But wait! This Community Day is different from the rest – this day delivers the … Continue reading

Hawaii Declares Climate Emergency Due to Rising Sea

1KFuturism / 5h
Climate Emergency Hawaii has become the first US state in history to declare a climate emergency, Grist reports . The state legislature passed a resolution on Thursday that calls climate change a threat to both humankind and the environment. The resolution also calls for urgent action to alleviate the adverse effects of climate change. “I’m very pleased that the Legislature has taken this step by

iPadOS 14.5 release date, compatible iPads and every new feature on your tablet

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Here's everything you need to know about Apple's latest operating system for iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad Pro.

Thinking of getting a gaming laptop? The Asus ROG Zephryus M15 is $250 off at Best Buy.

25Mashable / 5h
SAVE $250: The Asus ROG Zephryus M15 gaming laptop is $250 off at Best Buy as of April 30, and serves as a nice entry point into the world of PC gaming. PC gaming is the best way to experience games, at least from a power standpoint. Other gaming devices just haven't caught up to the customization, processing, and graphical capabilities of the best CPUs and GPUs on the market. This thing is, they

100-Foot-Tall Booster From Chinese Rocket Will Likely Make an Uncontrolled Reentry

300+Gizmodo / 5h
Following yesterday’s launch, the core stage of China’s Long March 5B rocket inadvertently went into low Earth orbit. The booster—now spinning out of control—is poised to perform an uncontrolled reentry from orbit, potentially threatening inhabited areas. Read more...

Teenage Engineering's Capcom videopaks blend your music with classic games

29Engadget / 5h
Music makers with the OP-Z synth can use the new Capcom videopaks to add retro gaming scenes to their music.

Peloton Adds a Bunch of New Features Amidst Tread+ Turmoil

100+Gizmodo / 5h
Peloton saw stratospheric success throughout the pandemic as the at-home fitness service to beat thanks to its popular Bike and Bike+ . But in recent weeks, the company has lost a bit of its luster due to complaints from regulators and consumer advocacy organizations that the company hasn’t properly responded to… Read more...

Heirlume raises $1.38M to remove the barriers of trademark registration for small businesses

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Platforms like Shopify, Stripe and WordPress have done a lot to make essential business-building tools — like running storefronts, accepting payments and building websites — accessible to businesses with even the most modest budgets. But some very key aspects of setting up a company remain expensive, time-consuming affairs that can be cost-prohibitive for small businesses — but that, if ignored,

This Ratchet & Clank demo made me want a PS5 all over again

SlashGear / 5h
The latest Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart gameplay trailer makes the PlayStation 5 look like a masterpiece. It looks so great that it’s shocking this game wasn’t a release title for the console. Not that the PlayStation 5 (PS5) has had any trouble selling units – it certainly hasn’t – but still. The trailer you’re about to see will make … Continue reading

SpaceX cancels Starship flight attempt on Friday [Updated]

100+Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / Engine cutoff, with SN11 entering its bellyflop maneuver, on March 30, 2021. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann) 2pm ET Friday update : Whether the it was due to poor weather in South Texas, or an issue that could not be cleared as part of the Flight Readiness Review process, roads have reopened around SpaceX's South Texas launch site. This precludes a launch attempt on Friday. Typically, but not

Boris Johnson Left His Cell Phone Number on the Internet for 15 Years, Screened Our Call :(

Gizmodo / 5h
Boris Johnson, British prime minister who’s been passing out his deets like a sloppy rando at last call, has left his personal cell phone number online for the past 15 years. The British gossip site Popbitch used a sophisticated hacking tool called Google and discovered his direct cell line at the bottom of a 2006… Read more...

Green Lantern Guy Gardner Has Been Cast for HBO Max’s Supercop Series

200+Gizmodo / 5h
Everyone’s favorite ring-slinging jerkwad is joining the DC multiverse. Read more...

Early-bird price ends tonight: Buy your pass to TC Early Stage 2021 and save $100

73TechCrunch / 5h
Last call, founders. Today is your last chance to save $100 on a pass to TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing & Fundraising . Our last founder bootcamp event of the year takes place July 8-9, and it’s time to call on Saint Expeditus — the patron saint of procrastinators and programmers alike. He’ll help you kick procrastination to the curb, save some cash and gain access to a bevy of top-tier investors

How to Make Microsoft Edge the Default Browser on iPhone or iPad

How-To Geek / 5h
The iPhone and iPad come with Apple’s own Safari web browser. Microsoft Edge is also available for these devices, and you can even set it to be the default browser. We’ll show you how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Rhythm shooter 'BPM: Bullets Per Minute' heads to Xbox and PlayStation this year

34Engadget / 5h
Stylish rhythm shooter BPM: Bullets Per Minute is heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year.

Get ready for an active summer with these Garmin smartwatches on sale

Mashable / 5h
Need a little motivation to get up and get active? Check out these Garmin smartwatches on sale at Amazon as of April 30 (one day only!): OUR TOP PICK: Garmin vivomove HR — Save $70.56 BEST UPGRADE PICK: Garmin 010-01733-00 Fenix 5X Sapphire — Save $65.97 BEST FOR KIDS: Garmin vívofit jr — Save $16.85 This summer should be one for the books — it's looking like more people will be able to leave the

After a week with Apple AirTags, this is what I can’t work out

SlashGear / 5h
If Apple’s big strength is taking the complex and stressful and making it simple and elegant, then its AirTag tracker might be the most successful gadget from the company in years. It’s no surprise, then, that since the tiny circular tags were announced earlier in the month, people have been brainstorming just what they might attach them to. I’m no … Continue reading

Dozens of viruses seem to use a different DNA base

200+Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / Normal DNA uses adenine (left), while some viruses use diaminopurine instead. DNA is the genetic material used by every living organism. But, in a few edge cases, the four bases of DNA—adenine, thymidine, cytosine, and guanine—undergo chemical modifications. And in viruses, things are far more flexible, with many using RNA instead of DNA as their genetic material. In all these cases, th

Apple AirTags might have a major flaw

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Apple AirTags apparently don't work too well in tall buildings, which could be a deal-breaker for some.

VMware isn’t planning to support Windows virtual machines on Apple M1 Macs

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
As things stand now, you’ll not be able to run Windows inside VMware virtual machines on Apple Silicon.

Best cheap laptop deals this weekend — save on Asus, Microsoft, and more

21Mashable / 5h
OUR TOP PICK: Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 — save $430.02 BEST LENOVO DEAL: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 — save $1,303.60 BEST 2-IN-1 DEAL: Asus Chromebook Flip C434 — save $100.10 BEST GAMING DEAL: Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 — save $250 What's better than a great laptop? A great laptop that's cheap. Nowadays, even budget machines can pack the punch to carry you through whatever's on your to-do list,

Joe Rogan Explains Anti-Vax Comments: “I’m Not a Doctor, I’m a F*cking Moron”

200+Futurism / 5h
It’s a hard bar to clear, but former “Fear Factor” host and current podcaster Joe Rogan seems to have made his worst — or at least most widely criticized —take yet. And now he’s backing down, sort of. The vaccines currently approved for use in the United States have done tremendous work protecting people from the coronavirus. New COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths have declined con

Get three years of PlayStation Plus for over 50 percent off

28Engadget / 6h
Score three years of PlayStation Plus at a significant discount. With PS Plus, you’ll get access to multiplayer games, cloud storage and new free titles each month.

Joseph Parker vs Derek Chisora live stream: time and how to watch boxing from anywhere

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Joseph Parker is looking to shut Del Boy up after months of smack talk - here's how to get a Parker vs Chisora live stream, no matter where in the world you are.

Razer gaming laptop deals are up to $500 off right now

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Razer Blade gaming laptop deals are offering big savings on luxury machines right now, with savings reaching up to $500 off.

How to Make a Killer Black Bean Burger in 30 Minutes

90Lifehacker / 6h
Fake meat has come a long way in recent years—unless you don’t want a vegan burger that “tastes like beef,” in which case, basically nothing has changed. That’s a shame, because good veggie burgers kick ass. Flavor-wise, they’re more interesting and versatile than ground beef (real or plant-based) and they’re dirt… Read more...

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G: Can just ‘good’ be good enough?

56Engadget / 6h
We get pretty worked up when a new, premium smartphone shows up. And I’d be lying if I said playing with expensive hardware wasn’t one of the best parts of this job. It’s especially nice because, more often than not, the last thing I want to do is pay for some of the things we test. Which brings me to an important question: how much should anyone actually shell out for a new smartphone? The short

I Was Wrong, The Mitchells vs. the Machines Looks Fantastic

32Gizmodo / 6h
Last month, Netflix dropped a trailer for its CG animated film , The Mitchells vs. the Machines , produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller of The Lego Movie and Into the Spider-Verse fame. I said , “It isn’t nearly as bewilderingly awesome as either of Lord and Miller’s previous two animated outings from what we can see,… Read more...

Here's the Purple iPhone 12 Next to Other Purple Things

Gizmodo / 6h
The iPhone 12 and 12 mini have been on sale for months now, but today’s the day you can buy one in purple . I’ve had the purple iPhone 12 for a little while, and I must say: It’s adorable. However, it’s not the exact shade of purple I thought it was—for some reason, in person, it’s more of a candy-coated Easter vibe… Read more...

RIP Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, 1962-2021

200+Gizmodo / 6h
New York’s Indian Point Energy Center, a nuclear power plant 35 miles (57 kilometers) from the heart of Times Square, shut down its last reactor on Friday. Read more...

Sorbet raises $6M seed led by Viola Ventures to tackle the thorny financials of paid time off

100TechCrunch / 6h
A U.S./Israeli startup, Sorbet — which is tackling what companies do with the financial risks as employees accrue paid time off (PTO) — has raised $6 million in a seed funding round led by Viola Ventures, with participation by Global Founders Capital and Meron Capital. The economics of paid time off is relatively hidden in the business world, but essentially, Sorbet takes on the burden of this PT

People are learning their real bra sizes thanks to a calculator that's gone viral on TikTok

500+Mashable / 6h
This viral breast size calculator that blew up on TikTok may change the way you think about bra sizes entirely. People began discovering they'd been wearing the wrong bra size in early April, when lingerie model turned lingerie educator Madison Alexandra posted a video showing viewers how two very differently shaped breasts could actually be the same size . That's because cup size is measured by

How scientists uncovered a massive underwater waste dump off Los Angeles

500+Mashable / 6h
A sprawling dumpsite off the Los Angeles coast, littered with barrels of waste, had been mostly hidden from the public eye for over half a century. Now, marine scientists revealed the field of submerged waste, some of it likely toxic . They detected around 27,000 barrels. Over two weeks in March, scientists with NOAA and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography dropped two autonomous underwater ve

Oops, More Huge Chinese Space Debris Is Tumbling Back to Earth

500+Futurism / 6h
China successfully launched the first base module of its space station earlier this week. But while the Long March 5B rocket — the largest in the country’s growing fleet of launch vehicles — successfully made the drop-off, it’s now likely to hurtle uncontrollably back down through the Earth’s atmosphere, SpaceNews reports . The rocket used four boosters and a massive core stage to get the 22.5 me

Cheap TV deal: this Vizio 50-inch 4K TV gets a massive $380 price cut at Walmart

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
We're rounding up the best cheap TV deals, and we've spotted this Vizio 50-inch 4K TV on sale for $419.99 at Walmart.

Huawei P50 likely design shown off in leaked photos

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Photos showing a Huawei P50 dummy unit have given us our closest look yet at the likely design.

Roku pulls YouTube TV from its store as Google feud deepens

400+Engadget / 6h
Existing users can still access the app on their Roku device.

How to Teach Kids Not to Be 'Too' Honest (and Why You Should)

41Lifehacker / 6h
Little kids have this way of being brutally honest in all facets of their life (that is, when they’re not telling an obvious lie about eating all the cupcakes, even as their face is smeared with icing). Many young children prize honesty and, when they’re still too young to understand how their words might hurt,… Read more...

iQoo 7 and iQoo 7 Legend pre-orders open in India

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Pre-orders for the iQoo 7 series have started on Amazon, at a starting price in India of Rs 27,990.

Making secure and comprehensive backup a reality

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Four experts from Commvault reveal how the pandemic impacted our data, and how backups can keep it safe.

Microsoft uncovers critical security bugs in IoT devices

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Microsoft researchers find over a dozen vulnerabilities in all kinds of IoT and OT devices.

YouTube TV Roku app gone: What comes next

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SlashGear / 6h
Today the YouTube TV app was removed from Roku as Google and Roku did not reach an agreement for license extension. The contract between the companies would have required that Roku agree to terms with which they suggest they’re not comfortable. These terms would apparently place Google apps and services at the top of search results, and provide Google with … Continue reading

EU Charges Apple With Antitrust Violations in Spotify Case

20Gizmodo / 6h
Apple’s App Store—and its so-called “Apple tax”—have been at the center of several recent lawsuits. In the latest development, the European Union has charged Apple with allegedly “abus[ing] its dominant position” in the music streaming market. Read more...

EA Play and Xbox Game Pass are getting a big addition next month

SlashGear / 6h
EA has announced that the next big addition to EA Play will be FIFA 21. The game is joining EA Play next month across all platforms the service is available on. That also means that FIFA 21 will be joining the Xbox Game Pass roster as well, as Microsoft and EA rolled EA Play into Xbox Game Pass on both … Continue reading

Cloud infrastructure market keeps rolling in Q1 with almost $40B in revenue

84TechCrunch / 6h
Conventional wisdom over the last year has suggested that the pandemic has driven companies to the cloud much faster than they ever would have gone without that forcing event, with some suggesting it has compressed years of transformation into months. This quarter’s cloud infrastructure revenue numbers appear to be proving that thesis correct. With The Big Three — Amazon, Microsoft and Google — a

Computer vision inches toward ‘common sense’ with Facebook’s latest research

200+TechCrunch / 6h
Machine learning is capable of doing all sorts of things as long as you have the data to teach it how. That’s not always easy, and researchers are always looking for a way to add a bit of “common sense” to AI so you don’t have to show it 500 pictures of a cat before it gets it. Facebook’s newest research takes a big step toward reducing the data bottleneck. The company’s formidable AI research di

The second shot is kicking in

96TechCrunch / 6h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. First and foremost, Equity was nominated for a Webby for “Best Technology Podcast”! Drop everything and go Vote for Equity ! We’d appreciate it. A lot . And even if we lose, well, we’ll keep doing our thing and making each other laugh. (Note: We are in last place, whi

Apple’s App Store Draws E.U. Antitrust Charge

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200+NYT > Technology / 6h
By forcing app developers to use its payment system and comply with other rules, regulators said, Apple broke European Union competition laws.

Xbox Series X is now home to every sports game, thanks to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Xbox Series X will soon be a haven for sports fans, if you subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

How to Capture Screenshots in Firefox without an Extension

24How-To Geek / 6h
If you’re a Mozilla Firefox user, you can take a screenshot of a web page or a selected region directly within your browser on Windows, Linux, and Mac using a built-in tool—no plug-ins necessary. Here’s how to use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

New iPad Pro 2021 release date listed by Apple

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
iPad Pro 2021 pre-orders are now open, and with them comes a likely release date for the slate.

New Super-Sized Swiss Army Knife Is a Reminder That Airports Could Profit From Forgetful Travelers

32Gizmodo / 6h
Although nowhere near as massive as Wenger’s Swiss Army Knife Giant that famously packed 87 implements into a seven-pound tool, Victorinox’s new 73-function Swiss Champ XXL will still stretch your pocket to its breaking point. It comes with a price tag that will break any forgetful owner’s heart the day the TSA has to… Read more...

Coinbase will now let you buy crypto using PayPal

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Coinbase US users can now buy with PayPal instead of direct funding or wire transfers.

A Wildlife Photographer Critiqued Our New Pokémon Snap Photos

400+Wired / 7h
WIRED asked Melissa Groo, an acclaimed conservation photographer and author, to judge our snapshots of wild Pichus and Torchics. It didn't go well.

What we know about Prime Day so far

28Mashable / 7h
In the shopping realm, there's one tell-tale sign that nature is healing: Prime Day *isn't* in October. The shopping event won't be taking up its usual mid-July time slot, either, but for reasons outside of a pandemic According to CNET , Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky pegged June as go time. An earlier quarterly earnings report confirmed that Prime Day would take place in Amazon's second quarter. When

Free Hilton Points For Listening To Telephone Sales Pitch & Your Credit Score Was Available To Anyone

View from the Wing / 7h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

Microsoft Edge borrows another of Chrome's most useful features

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Microsoft Edge now has the same link-sharing tool as Google's browser, making it easier to share pages between devices.

The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide To Kid Culture: Joe Rogan Said What?

48Lifehacker / 7h
I got a grab bag of kid-internet for you this week, including a president who isn’t completely embarrassing, a podcaster who is, the most heartwarming kick-in-the-balls that has ever been recorded, and an epic Josh battle. Read more...

Foreo's Bear microcurrent facial device is high-tech skincare that lacks claws

Mashable / 7h
Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe she’s electrocuting her face every night. Launched March 2020, the $299 Foreo Bear is an electrical facial device that runs a low voltage microcurrent through your skin to stimulate your muscles, circulation, and collagen production in pursuit of a more youthful visage. People have sworn by microcurrent facials since the '70s, though treatments offered in salons ar

After Vaccination, The Surprise Family Reunion Video

90NYT > Technology / 7h
Vaccination recipients surprising family members and filming the results are social media’s latest tear-jerker.

Roku Pulls Support for YouTube TV, Says Google Wants Special Access to Data

61Gizmodo / 7h
After news leaked out about a feud between Roku and Google earlier this week, today Roku announced its devices would no longer support the YouTube TV app for new subscribers. Read more...

'Returnal' captures the beauty (and frustration) of failure

40Engadget / 7h
Returnal is an excellent PS5 shooter, but it's also unforgivingly difficult.

Geothermal technology has enormous potential to power the planet and Fervo wants to tap it

84TechCrunch / 7h
Tapping the geothermal energy stored beneath the Earth’s surface as a way to generate renewable power is one of the new visions for the future that’s captured the attention of environmentalists and oil and gas engineers alike. That’s because it’s not only a way to generate power that doesn’t rely on greenhouse gas emitting hydrocarbons, but because it uses the same skillsets and expertise that th

Apple faces App Store EU antitrust charges and potentially huge fines

SlashGear / 7h
The European Commission has accused Apple of antitrust, alleging that its App Store rules rely on its “dominant position” to squeeze streaming music rivals like Spotify. The charges claim Apple’s policies – in particular the 30-percent cut it takes on in-app subscriptions to competing streaming services – have led to an increase in prices paid by users in Europe. If … Continue reading

How to Get Apple TV’s 4K Cinematic Screen Savers on Mac

24How-To Geek / 7h
Apple’s professionally shot 4K cinematic screen savers are one of the best things about the Apple TV. If you’d like to use them on your Mac, you can get them for free using an open-source app. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

[Updated: Statements] Roku Loses YouTube TV, but Existing Customers Still Get Access (for Now)

20How-To Geek / 7h
Just days ago, Roku sent out an email to users that YouTube TV may leave the platform due to a dispute with Google. Unfortunately, that warning became a reality today, and the YouTube TV channel is no longer available for new users to download. Existing customers get a pass—for now. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Use Docker Restart Policies to Keep Containers Running

How-To Geek / 7h
Docker gives you several options to manage your container’s lifecycle. Containers do not normally restart automatically after they terminate. With restart policies, you can take control over individual container lifecycles. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Vari Task Chair Review: Good Ergonomics at an Accessible Price

How-To Geek / 7h
If you spend hours sitting at a desk every day, the importance of a quality chair can’t be overstated. You could spend hundreds to thousands on a high-end chair, but if you’re willing to accept a few quirks, the Vari Task Chair is a solid option that won’t break the bank. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Why Fake Travel Sites Are Fooling More People

75Lifehacker / 7h
After a year without vacations, some people are a little rusty at booking travel, and scammers are taking full advantage. The Better Business Bureau has reported a spike in the number of people being scammed by fully functional, legit-looking travel booking sites that are actually fake—honey traps looking to steal… Read more...

EU accuses Apple of anti-competitive behavior, with billions on the line

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41Mashable / 7h
Apple's App Store rules are unfair, the European Commission has concluded following a year-long investigation. The EU launched a formal investigation into Apple's App Store rules last June, following a complaint by Spotify in 2019, which claimed that Apple's App Store rules make it impossible for the company to stay competitive. Now, Europe's preliminary conclusion is that Apple is in breach of E

12 best tweets of the week, including abolish lasagna, blue Shrek, and a toot canal

21Mashable / 7h
April, we hardly knew ya. It's Friday and the last day of the month, which means we're quickly barreling to what could be a fantastic, nearly post-pandemic summer in the United States. To celebrate the end of the week we went ahead and rounded up some of the funniest tweets of the week. Why? Because it has been a long week days and you deserve a chuckle, that's why. So, here they are, the 12 best

The He-Man Movie Has Lost Its Prince Adam

39Gizmodo / 7h
The Rock’s Black Adam , somehow, is continuing to hire half of Hollywood for its cast. The first look at the Children of the Corn remake is here. Samuel L. Jackson is in peril in another new Spiral: From the Book of Saw clip. Plus, Army of the Dead posters, and Krysten Ritter steps behind the camera for a new… Read more...

Rapchat tunes into $2.3M as its music-making app hits 7M users

100+TechCrunch / 7h
YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter, TikTok and Facebook’s Instagram have upended the film and TV industries, with a new wave of cinematographers, directors and actors leveraging innovations in technology to create new work and connect directly with billions of consumers to see it. Today, a startup is announcing some funding as it looks to make a similar impact in the world of music. Rapchat , an app that

The health data transparency movement is birthing a new generation of startups

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Ariel Katz Contributor Ariel Katz is the founder and CEO of H1 , a global healthcare platform that helps life sciences companies, hospitals, academic medical centers and health systems connect with providers, find clinical research, locate industry experts and benchmark their organization. In the early 2000s, Jeff Bezos gave a seminal TED Talk titled “ The Electricity Metaphor for the Web’s Futur

Air Serbia’s New A330 Now Flying To New York

1KOne Mile at a Time / 7h
Several weeks ago I wrote about how Air Serbia is swapping its sole Airbus A330 for another A330. The new plane officially entered service yesterday, so I wanted to provide an update on what passengers can expect. The story of Air Serbia’s previous Airbus A330 Serbian national airline Air Serbia had operated a single Airbus A330-200 from 2016 until recently: The airline acquired this plane when i

How Hainbach tackled 'the Dark Souls of synthesis'

63Engadget / 7h
The composer and YouTuber on his test equipment-based album and virtual instrument 'Landfill Totems.'

Your iOS VPN app may not be as secure as you think

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Analysis into top 20 VPN apps reveals alarming details.

9 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus and more this weekend

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
From quirky new Netflix anime to big-budget action flicks, there’s plenty to watch this weekend.

Apple’s new M1 iMac, iPad Pro 2021 and Apple TV 4K preorders are live

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SlashGear / 7h
Apple’s latest iMac 24-inch along with the new iPad Pro 2021 plus the Apple TV 4K with redesigned Siri Remote are all up for preorder, with the company confirming release dates for its latest hardware. Announced earlier in the month, the new iMac 24-inch is Apple’s most colorful since the iMac G3, though if you want the biggest choice of … Continue reading

Man arrested for faking Covid-19 check-in QR codes

100+BBC News - Technology / 8h
When members of the public attempted to sign in, they were directed to an anti-vaccination website.

Amazon’s AI Guru Is So Totally Over the Turing Test

100+Wired / 8h
Plus: Robot reporters, Apple’s post-Jobs essence, and an Unhappy Gilmore TikTok.

'The Handmaid's Tale' Hits Hard in Covid-Era America

76Wired / 8h
Hulu's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's book has always felt of-the-moment—now more than ever.

Apex Legends Mobile beta download now available on the Play Store

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Apex Legends Mobile beta is now live for those that have eligible devices to play on Android. Here is how to download the game from the Google Store and external sources.

How Do I Install Windows 10 Without All Those Extra Updates?

74Lifehacker / 8h
Every Windows PC can benefit from a spring cleaning. Hell, it doesn’t even have to be spring. If you can’t remember the last time you saved all your critical data, wiped your drive, and reinstalled a fresh copy of the operating system, you’re due. Read more...

Roku removes YouTube TV from its channel store following failed negotiations

76TechCrunch / 8h
Earlier this week, Roku warned customers that the YouTube TV app may be removed from its streaming media players and TVs, and alleged that Google was leveraging its monopoly power during contract negotiations to ask for unfair terms. Today, Roku is announcing the deal has fallen through — meaning YouTube TV will no longer be available to new Roku subscribers. However, the company says it has take

Developer-focused video platform Mux achieves unicorn status with $105M funding

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Barely more than eight months after announcing a $37 million funding round , Mux has another $105 million. The Series D was led by Coatue and values the company at more than $1 billion (Mux isn’t disclosing the specific valuation). Existing investors Accel, Andreessen Horowitz and Cobalt also participated, as did new investor Dragoneer. Co-founder and CEO Jon Dahl told me that Mux didn’t need to

As concerns rise over forest carbon offsets, Pachama’s verified offset marketplace gets $15 million

84TechCrunch / 8h
Restoring and preserving the world’s forests has long been considered one of the easiest, lowest-cost and simplest ways to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It’s by far the most popular method for corporations looking to take an easy first step on the long road to decarbonizing or offsetting their industrial operations. But in recent months the efficacy, validity and reliab

How to Access the Camera from the iPhone Lock Screen

How-To Geek / 8h
If you need to quickly take a photo or video on your iPhone, you can swipe into the Camera app in a jiffy without unlocking your phone. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google's new Play Store rules target misleading app listings

33Engadget / 8h
Google is enforcing new Play store policies designed to crack down on misleading and inaccurate app store listings.

Archaeologists discover a pregnant mummy from ancient Egypt

21SlashGear / 8h
Recently a group of archaeologists made a very startling discovery that began when they thought they were scanning the mummy of an ancient Egyptian male priest named Hor-Djehuty. During the scan, the images revealed what appeared to be the bones of a small foot. When completing the scan, the team confirmed that the foot belonged to a tiny fetus in … Continue reading

Totally Rated: Nier Replicant stuns and Horizon Zero Dawn goes free

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
On this week’s Totally Rated, we’ve gone gaming mad with two revered classics, as Nier Replicant impresses with its dazzling remaster, and Horizon Zero Dawn is free to download.

5 reasons why data backups are critical for your website

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Having backup copies of your data can help you get your site back online quickly after a crash or even a cyberattack.

The best tech gifts for new moms

36Engadget / 8h
Here's a list of the best tech gadgets for new moms, as chosen by Engadget editors.

The Suzuki Misano concept is a new speedster with motorcycle-inspired tandem seating

SlashGear / 8h
The Suzuki Misano is a new concept vehicle developed by Instituto Europeo di Design (IED) students in Torino, Italy. It’s a futuristic-looking compact speedster inspired by Suzuki’s passion for motorcycles and four-wheeled automobiles. Taking its name from an Italian racetrack, Suzuki Misano has motorcycle-inspired tandem seating to deliver a unique grand-touring and racing experience. “Misano is

The Best Thing About Apple's AirTags Is Also the Scariest

100+Gizmodo / 8h
“Those seem useful, but I don’t really lose things,” I thought to myself when Apple finally took the wraps off its long-rumored Bluetooth trackers, AirTags . Read more...

How I’m saving $4,600 with points and certificates this Memorial Day

The Points Guy / 8h
Memorial Day is coming up fast, so my girlfriend and I spent last weekend scrambling to come up with an itinerary and I. We tossed around a handful of destinations and settled on Los Angeles and Houston. LA for vacation, Houston to visit friends on the way home to New York City. As you’d expect, however, LA isn’t cheap Memorial Day weekend or the week after. So, we turned to our growing points ba

How to Disable Randomized MAC Addresses on Android

31How-To Geek / 8h
For better privacy, devices running Android 10 or later use a randomized Wi-Fi MAC address by default. In some cases, you might want to disable this feature. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Nvidia update reveals GeForce RTX 3060 anti-cryptomining refresh

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Nvidia's update indicates that RTX 3060 graphics cards will get an updated hash rate limiter to try and dissuade cryptominers.

Engadget Podcast: Samsung's slew of Galaxy Book laptops

28Engadget / 9h
This week, Cherlynn and Devindra chat Samsung’s latest Galaxy Unpacked fiesta and all its new laptops.

Debugging with GDB: Getting Started

How-To Geek / 9h
That application crash need not be the end of the journey! Learn the basics of using GDB, the powerful GNU Debugger and know how to debug core dumps on Linux. Ideal for end users and debugging newcomers alike. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Google's Grand Plan to Eradicate Cookies Is Crumbling

82Wired / 9h
Regulators in the EU and competitors have raised concerns about the company's proposals to rewrite the rules of online advertising.

Adam Savage's Apron Is Tailor-Made for Your Toughest Projects

72Wired / 9h
Whether you paint nails or houses, the Savage Industries Apron can stylishly and comfortably hold all your tools.

New Pokémon Snap Doesn't Want Your Avant-Garde Photography

85Wired / 9h
The successor to the 1999 classic is a fun romp through a new Pokémon landscape, but don’t expect a revolutionary approach to photography.

The Race to Save St. Mark’s Basilica From Salty Floodwaters

98Wired / 9h
As Venice faces a four-foot sea level rise, the historic cathedral—and its marble—could succumb to damaging tides.

Lambo-beating Kia EV6 price, specs and pre-order dates revealed for UK

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Kia's next fully electric car is its fastest, and most expensive to date.

Pandora launches a new home screen widget for iOS and iPadOS

SlashGear / 9h
This week Pandora updated its app for iOS and iPadOS users. The streaming company says the goalie update was to make it easier for users to enjoy their favorite music and podcasts. Part of the update is a new home screen widget that makes it much easier to access and control music playback without having to launch the app. Users … Continue reading

Delta Is Considering New Bedding Options For A Post-Covid World

29View from the Wing / 9h
United Airlines has Saks Fifth Avenue bedding for Polaris, American has Casper bedding for its business product. Delta, though, is focus grouping what its bedding future should look like. And the images it's using in surveys aren't Westin anymore. They're also surveying changes for sustainability. Continue reading ...

AirTags are scarily good at tracking items and ... people. I know because I tried.

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100+Mashable / 9h
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Bring A Whole New Take On Fitness To Your Routine With The Axle Bundle

Futurism / 9h
The benefits of working out are becoming more clear, and more complex , as we study it. The main question for most of us has been: How can we fit more exercise into our lives, especially if we don’t have space for a full gym? The Axle solves this problem by enabling a wide range of techniques, from bodyweight to classic weightlifting, with one innovative barbell. Designed by a team of sports trai

YouTube is testing SoundCloud-like timestamped comments

44Engadget / 9h
YouTube has started testing a new feature that gives you a quick way to view comments "timed to the exact moment you're watching in a video."

How RAT Malware Is Using Telegram to Avoid Detection

48How-To Geek / 9h
Telegram is a convenient chat app. Even malware creators think so! ToxicEye is a RAT malware program that piggybacks on Telegram’s network, communicating with its creators through the popular chat service. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Forget the PS5 – Witcher 3 looks stunning at 4K with an Nvidia RTX 3090 (and loads of mods)

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Keenly awaiting Witcher 3’s next-gen update? Well, the game can already look jaw-dropping with the right mods (and GPU).

Why You Should Use a Physical Key to Sign Into Your Accounts

82Gizmodo / 9h
The benefits of two-factor authentication (2FA) are clear: A person trying to get into your accounts will need something else besides your username and password, which makes it more difficult to hack you. That something else is often a code sent via SMS or through an app, but there’s another option: a physical… Read more...

Not quite ready for prime time: A review of the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Hawaii

63The Points Guy / 9h
It takes a lot to reopen a hotel after a pandemic, and sometimes the cracks show. The Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island has some major things going for it including an amazing physical property with plenty of things to do. But when I was there in March it wasn’t quite ready for prime time. It’s a great spot for families, but there was still limited dining, and service fell short during my

The Morning After: New WiFi 6E routers are starting to go on sale

38Engadget / 9h
New WiFi 6E routers are going on sale, with prices that start at $500 and go up from there.

It's been another huge year of growth for AWS

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
AWS helps Amazon record massive increase in quarterly sales.

Jeep Launches a two-inch Lift Kit for the Wrangler 4xe

SlashGear / 9h
Jeep knows that one thing buyers of the iconic Wrangler tend to do is accessorize their vehicles. One of the most common accessories added to a Wrangler is a lift kit to help the vehicle clear larger tires for off-road use. Recently, Jeep revealed the Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid bringing electric power to the iconic Jeep model for the first … Continue reading

EU says Apple App Store broke competition rules

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EC launched antitrust investigation last year following Spotify complaint.

Search suggestions hit the App Store in the US and other countries

SlashGear / 9h
One of the most successful business operations that Apple runs is its App Store. While the App Store has run afoul of regulators and businesses in various countries for payment practices, it continues to be the only place for most iOS users to get apps for their iPhones. Since the App Store launched, one thing that has bothered some users … Continue reading

Netflix's 'Ghost Lab' trailer sees two doctors trying to find proof of an afterlife

73Mashable / 9h
GHOST LAB . The title might sound like that of a kids' film, but Paween Purijitpanya's upcoming Netflix movie is actually a fun-sounding Thai horror about two doctors trying to prove the existence of ghosts. The trailer sees Gla (Paris Intarakomalyasut) and Wee (Thanapob Leeratanakajorn) growing increasingly obsessed with the afterlife and the quest to discover whether or not there's another worl

Rocket Report: Blue Origin protests Starship, China launches space station

45Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / The Delta IV Heavy rocket launches on April 26, 2021. Yes, it's ok that the rocket is on fire. (credit: United Launch Alliance) Welcome to Edition 3.43 of the Rocket Report! Please note that there will be no publication of this report next week as I will be taking several days off from work beginning Wednesday. The publication will return on May 13—thank you for your patience. As always

The three main cybersecurity career paths

41TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
To specialize? Or not to specialize? It's often unclear how to carve a prosperous career in security. This may help.

Elon Musk Shares Painfully Obvious Idea About the Difficulty of Self-Driving Cars

300+Gizmodo / 10h
Elon Musk, one of the wealthiest people on the planet, sent a tweet Thursday night about the real problem with self-driving cars. And as you can probably guess by now, it’s one of those things that sounds profound until you stop to think about it for three seconds. That’s more or less Musk’s brand at this point. Read more...

How One Naughty Bird Cheats With Fancy Feather Structures

300+Wired / 10h
For male tanager birds, carotenoid feather pigments just aren't flashy enough. They have another way to make their colors really pop.

How User Data Privacy and Antitrust Law Got All Tangled Up

100+Wired / 10h
This week, we look at how the latest iPhone software update ties into the debate about regulating big tech.

New York Returns Its Police ‘Robodog’ After a Public Outcry

400+Wired / 10h
City residents and elected officials pushed back after videos showed the Boston Dynamics robot in action.

Black Pain Will Never Stop Trending

100+Wired / 10h
From the Oscar-winning Two Distant Strangers to lived reality to social media, the spectacle of trauma is unrelenting.

Testing out Spirit Airlines Gold status: Some wins, some free perks just too ‘expensive’ to use

100+The Points Guy / 10h
I am happy to admit that I like Spirit Airlines for what it is — an affordable way to get from Point A to B. When Spirit Airlines introduced a new elite status program with actual elite status tiers and benefits earlier this year, I was thrilled. Don’t get me wrong; I love lie-flat seats and all the luxury my airline miles or money can afford. But a lot of the time, an affordable, basic two-to-th

Star Wars Instant Pots hit all-time low prices ahead of May the 4th

200+Engadget / 10h
Williams Sonoma's Star Wars-branded Instant Pots have gone on sale on Amazon at some of the steepest discounts we've seen.

Europe charges Apple with antitrust breach, citing Spotify App Store complaint

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200+TechCrunch / 10h
The European Commission has announced that it’s issued formal antitrust charges against Apple, saying today that its preliminary view is Apple’s app store rules distort competition in the market for music streaming services by raising the costs of competing music streaming app developers. The Commission begun investigating competition concerns related to iOS App Store (and also Apple Pay) last su

China launches its first Tiangong space station module

SlashGear / 10h
China’s ambition to have its own orbiting space station is one step closer to reality, with the first module of the Tiangong space station heading into orbit this week. The first module is called Tianhe, which means “heavenly harmony,” and it lifted off at 11:23 AM local time from the Chinese island province of Hainan. The module is quite large, … Continue reading

Vodafone and Qualcomm team up on OpenRAN reference designs

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Companies hope blueprints will drive OpenRAN ecosysyem.

Samsung Galaxy M32 4G specifications leaked on Geekbench

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Samsung announced the Galaxy M32 4G variant back in February and now the specs of the smartphone have been leaked on Geekbench.

Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card Review (2021)

100+One Mile at a Time / 10h
Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card 3x points at Marriott 2x points on travel no foreign transaction fees Annual Fee: $0 Apply Now Marriott has a suite of co-branded credit cards issued by both American Express and Chase. While the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card is Marriott’s $95 annual fee card, there’s also the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card , which has no annual fee, and is the card I w

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti spotted in new photo – is this the best evidence yet?

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Ventus 3X spotted with 12GB GDDR6X memory.

Want to make your AirPods sound better on Windows 10? Here's how

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
AirPods now sound better on Windows 10 thanks to the latest Insider Preview build, here's how to download it.

IBM snaps up cloud app firm Turbonomic

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
IBM continues to build up its arsenal of AIOps offerings.

Robotic arm harvests apples and other technology news

94BBC News - Technology / 10h
LJ Rich looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

5 Signs a VPN Isn’t Trustworthy

100+How-To Geek / 10h
VPNs are a big business worth billions of dollars a year. With so much money up for grabs, it’s no surprise that many VPN providers just aren’t trustworthy. So how do you choose a good, trustworthy VPN? Here are some telltale signs to watch out for before opening your wallet. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Spotify vs Tidal: which music streaming service is best for you?

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Not sure whether to subscribe to Spotify or Tidal? We’ve got you covered.

The EU's Apple antitrust investigation is moving forward

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44Engadget / 10h
The EU has opened a formal probe into how Apple runs the App Store.

Starfield could release on Xbox Series X in 2021, but what about PS5?

25TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Fresh Starfield rumors have doubled down on Bethesda’s space-faring RPG releasing in 2021, but only for Xbox Series X/S.

Apple charged over 'anti-competitive' app policies

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500+BBC News - Technology / 10h
The tech giant faces a huge fine and may be forced to make changes to the App Store.

London City is the first major airport to control air traffic via a digital tower

300+Engadget / 10h
London City Airport has become the first major international airport to launch a remote air traffic control system.

Windows 10 update will finally fix this frustrating monitor issue

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Microsoft is developing a fix for a common issue plaguing the OS that migrates all open programs to a single display after waking from sleep.

Microsoft Teams update could make meetings a lot more bearable

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
New additions to Microsoft Teams look to make it a key hybrid working tool.

Microsoft secretly fixes nasty Windows 10 bug

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Windows 10 glitch that broke backups is reportedly fixed on the quiet.

Stratolaunch Roc completes its second successful test flight

SlashGear / 11h
Stratolaunch is a company that plans to launch hypersonic vehicles not from a runway on the ground but from beneath an airplane soaring high into the Earth’s atmosphere. The aircraft that will launch the hypersonic vehicles is called the Stratolaunch Roc, and yesterday the company completed its second-ever test flight of the massive aircraft. The Roc is the largest aircraft … Continue reading

'Mare of Easttown' is a crime drama that feels like a family feud

35Mashable / 11h
The sheer number of television shows that can be described as "curmudgeonly detective solves a dead girl case while their personal/romantic life falls apart" is beyond counting at this point, but the trope is common for a reason. When done well, it makes for really good TV. The newest entry into the pantheon of TV cops with dead townies and big problems is Kate Winslet's Mare Sheehan, the titular

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness - release date, cast, plot and more

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Here’s everything you need to know about Doctor Strange 2, including its release date, cast announcements, what the story could be and more.

Tech Tent: Apple’s ad-tracking bombshell

100+BBC News - Technology / 11h
The programme examines the impact of Apple's new operating system on the ad industry.

Super-compact Nikon Z30 mirrorless camera tipped to finally launch soon

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The rumored Nikon Z30 could finally be ready for launch, following the registration of a new DX Z-mount camera.

Microsoft Excel update will help you recover from data entry disasters

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
An extremely handy new Microsoft Excel feature has entered general availability.

Hawkeye's new purple costume in the Disney Plus series has been revealed

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Clint Barton's new costume for the Disney Plus Marvel show has been revealed.

Even more new iPads, like the iPad Mini 6, could be on the way soon

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
According to an official listing, Apple has more iPads coming soon, though we don't quite know what they are.

Save $60 At Hyatt With Amex Offers (Targeted)

100+One Mile at a Time / 11h
The Amex Offers program frequently has promotions for hotel stays, which can save you money or earn you bonus points for stays you’d make anyway. Amex has just rolled out its latest hotel offer, which is targeted, though anecdotally lots of cards seem to be eligible (almost all of my cards earning Membership Rewards points show this offer). There’s a new targeted Amex Offer for $60 back when you

Apple Watch 6 and SE just got more affordable

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Apple has started selling refurbished versions of the Apple Watch 6 and Apple Watch SE.

Sebo Felix Wild e Power - should I buy one?

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Everything you need to know about this vacuum

Facebook joins Rust Foundation

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Facebook is the latest tech major to join the recently formed Rust Foundation.

Watch the trailer for the final season of Netflix's 'Castlevania'

100+Engadget / 11h
Netflix has released a two-and-a-half minute trailer to give you a glimpse of what you can expect from the final season of Castlevania.

Save £70 off one of the world's best running watches, the Polar Vantage V2

48TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The Polar Vantage V2 is packed with advanced training and recovery tools, and is now cheaper than ever at Amazon.

This new Gmail update could be a major help against email phishing

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Google ups Gmail protection to help keep users safe.

The best and worst headphones ever: Noise Cancelling podcast episode 62

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The best tech podcast you've never heard, pumped straight into your ears.

Noise-cancelling headphones deals: save big on Bose and Sony cans

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
These excellent noise-cancelling headphones deals are well worth considering.

Save on an innovative security system for your car

20Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: Help keep your car secure with the BMMPR One Car Security System , which is on sale for $60 off. As of April 30, use code AUTO339 at checkout to score it for only $339. From bumps to break-ins, make sure your vehicle is protected around the clock with the BMMPR One Car Security System . Regardless of what kind of car you drive, you'll have a next-level security system thanks to BMMPR. The

Get focused with 23% off this pair of wireless earbuds

21Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: Focus on your work or your workout with these Beacon 2.0 True Wireless Earbuds , on sale for $99.99 — a 23% discount — as of April 30. If you have yet to jump on board the wireless lifestyle or you're simply looking for a headphones upgrade that doesn't come with an Apple price tag, the Beacon 2.0 True Wireless Earbuds are a great option for you. The Beacon 2.0 buds from LSTN are ergonomic

Find out what makes your pet special with this dog DNA test

Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: Get to know your dog even more with the Orivet Dog DNA Test , which is on sale for 12% off. As of April 30, grab one for only $94.99. If it seems like there are more folks out walking dogs lately, it’s because there are. Statistics show massive growth in pet ownership since the beginning of the pandemic in the U.S., with about 11.4 million households welcoming a new four-legged friend into

Netflix's adorable 'Pet Stars' is further proof that humans are absurd

47Mashable / 12h
Netflix's Pet Stars is ridiculous, but it's not the animals' fault. In the adorable five-part reality series, social media masters Colleen and Melissa take viewers on an adventure through their furry, fluffy, feathery, and sometimes scaly day jobs. They're the women behind Pets on Q , a Los Angeles-based talent management company catering to "the biggest animal influencers on social media." I kno

NASA's 'mole' tried to dig into Mars. It didn't go as planned.

500+Mashable / 12h
From the robots that fail miserably at their jobs to the robots dealing with our literal crap, Mashable’s Crappy Robots dives into the complex world of automation — for better or worse or much, much worse. After its first attempt to penetrate the rust-colored Martian surface in 2019, NASA's “mole” sent a signal back to Earth. It was not good news. The mole is part of the Heat Flow and Physical Pr

Amazon has renewed Invincible for two more seasons – but will it get more?

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Amazon Prime Video has announced Invincible will return for seasons 2 and 3 – and there may be more on the way.

The tactics police are using to prevent bystander video

500+MIT Technology Review / 12h
Kian Kelley-Chung was wearing a black T-shirt with the logo of his documentary and art collective on the day last summer when he found himself filming the Washington, DC, police during a protest. It was August 13, 2020, and Kelley-Chung had been recording Black Lives Matter demonstrations in the city for a couple of months. At this one, in the Adams Morgan neighborhood, he saw an officer push som

Xiaomi's New $60 Fitness Tracker Arrives in the U.S.

37How-To Geek / 12h
If you’re looking for an affordable fitness tracker with plenty of battery life consider the new Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6. Xiaomi is popular outside the United States for offering excellent budget-friendly gadgets, and unexpectedly, the new Mi Smart Band 6 is available now for preorder in the United States. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Sling TV Bets on DraftKings with New Baseball and Hockey Channels

76How-To Geek / 12h
On April 22nd, Sling introduced its exclusive DraftKings Basketball channel with real-time game scores and betting information. Now, just one week later, Sling is expanding its sportsbook lineup with new DraftKings Hockey and DraftKings Baseball channels. The new channels are available with Sling’s free tier and Blue or Orange memberships. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

[Update: Paused] PSA: The Latest Wyze Watch 44 Firmware Is Bricking Watches

71How-To Geek / 12h
If you have a Wyze Watch 44, hold off on doing any updates. According to several reports we’ve seen on Facebook, Reddit, and Wyze’s forums, the latest update is bricking at least some Wyze Watches 44mm models. The Wyze Watch 47 may be spared because it runs totally different firmware. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The Latest LEGO x Adidas Shoe Collab Pays Homage to Classic LEGO Colors

78How-To Geek / 12h
LEGO is at it again in yet another shoe collaboration with Adidas. This time, however, it’s focusing on boldly colorful kicks based on the classic LEGO brick colors. The collab features six new pairs, each in their own color. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

This Extraordinary House Was 3D Printed from Raw Earth

100+How-To Geek / 12h
Wasp, Italy’s leading 3D printing company, and Mario Cucinella Architects just finished building the first house to be 3D-printed from raw earth materials. The environmentally friendly and eco-sustainable process, called Tecla (short for technology and clay), only took 200 hours to complete. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google’s Plan for the Future of Work: Privacy Robots and Balloon Walls

1KNYT > Technology / 12h
The company that helped popularize open office plans and lavish employee perks is trying to reinvent office spaces to cope with workplace sensibilities changed by the pandemic.

After Vaccination, The Surprise Family Reunion Video

100+NYT > Technology / 12h
Vaccination recipients surprising family members and filming the results are social media’s latest tear-jerker.

Walmart, Flipkart, PhonePe to aid India's fight against Covid-19 surge

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Walmart and Flipkart entities will donate up to 20 oxygen-generating plants and 20 cryogenic containers for oxygen storage and transportation. It will also donate more than 3,000 oxygen concentrators and 500 oxygen cylinders for delivery of oxygen assistance to patients at homes or hospitals.

F1 Portugal live stream: times and how to watch Portuguese Grand Prix 2021 online from anywhere

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Hamilton was dominant here last year, but Verstappen looks like a different beast. See how to watch the 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix and live stream F1 no matter where you are.

Thales picks OVHcloud to host Citadel team encrypted messaging data

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Professionals can rest easy knowing their data is protected in transit and at rest when using Thales' Citadel Team encrypted messaging service.

These people aren't real but could help tackle bias in tech

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How technology that generates fake faces is helping to tackle bias in facial recognition systems.