Friday, April 02, 2021

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Pranksters plead guilty over fake bank robbery

400+BBC News - Technology / 1h
Twins Alan and Alex Stokes are sentenced for a "prank" robbery video which they filmed for YouTube.

Amazon reportedly explored opening discount stores to offload unsold electronics

50Engadget / 23min
Amazon has been examining the idea of opening discount stores or outlets selling unsold electronics and home goods at steep discounts.

Why the Google Nest Hub (2nd generation) isn't suited to those who share a bed

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The new Google Nest Hub (2nd generation) is the first smart display that can track sleep, but here’s why I think it works only if you sleep alone.

Ecommerce firms are losing billions due to slow-loading sites

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Businesses with slow websites lose up to $80bn in unrealized sales every year.

LG looks ever more likely to be quitting the smartphone business

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More sources claim that LG is quitting the smartphone business, and that the official announcement is coming soon.

Sony to launch new Xperia phone on April 14

Mashable / 39min
Sony is launching a new Xperia smartphone on April 14. The announcement, spotted by Droid Life , appears to have been made only through a banner on Sony Xperia's YouTube channel , which sounds like either Sony did this in error, or the company's not particularly interested in hyping up the upcoming device(s). Image: sony In any case, there's no details on what, exactly, is coming on April 14, but

Does space affect the taste of wine and other tech news

76BBC News - Technology / 47min
Chris Fox looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week

How to watch all the Marvel movies online

Mashable / 56min
Planning a Marvel movie marathon is quite the feat, if only because the already-huge franchise is set to hulk up even further in its post-Infinity Saga Phase Four with the release of at least ten new movies through 2023. (That's on top of its foray onto the small screen with new TV shows like WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier , which are officially confirmed as canon .) So much Ma

James Charles: YouTube star admits messaging 16-year-old boys

300+BBC News - Technology / 1h
The 21-year-old posted a video addressing the recent accusations, saying he believed they were 18.

Successful digital transformation using cloud-ready storage

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How to achieve successful digital transformation using cloud-ready storage innovation with IBM's three-stage framework.

BlackBerry 5G release date, price, specs, news and leaks

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OnwardMobility and Foxconn are making a new BlackBerry for a possible 2021 release; here's what we know so far

Clubhouse for Android: when is it coming to Android phones?

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We have an estimate for when Android users can expect the popular, audio-only social app to arrive

How to watch The Falcon and the Winter Solider episode 3 online now

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The Falcon and the Winter Solider form an entertaining duo, getting us excited to watch The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode 3

Sony will unveil a new Xperia device on April 14th

100+Engadget / 3h
Sony is launching a new Xperia product on April 14th at 4:30PM Japan time or 3:30AM Eastern time in the US.

Even Atari's Reanimated Corpse Is Getting in on the NFT Grift

54Gizmodo / 4h
Let me start right off the bat with the disclaimer that this is not an April Fool’s joke. Atari, or rather, the corporate entity that now runs the shell of the beleaguered video game company, has jumped on the non-fungible token hype train to shamelessly cash in on that arcade nostalgia. Read more...

Boost your marketing efforts with a lifetime subscription to this augmented reality platform

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to the Aryel AR Marketing Platform is on sale for £36.32 as of April 2, saving you 95% on list price. Augmented reality is an excellent way to shake up your business's content and get people to check out your campaigns. And the Aryel AR Marketing Platform offers small businesses and individuals a way to turn heads. AR is similar to virtual reality, except instead of

Save 92% on a 10-year subscription to this secure VPN

Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: A 10-year subscription to is on sale for £58.11 as of April 2, saving you 92% on list price. Secure VPNs like work by encrypting your computer as you surf the internet, no matter where you are. If you have downloaded to your devices, you can log onto WiFi networks and hotspots and rest assured you're browsing safely and securely. works by creating a tunn

E3 2021 organizers confirm the all-digital event will be '100 percent free'

100+Engadget / 5h
E3 2021 will be '100 percent free' according to its organizers, with no paywalled content.

E3 2021 confirms free digital show following paywall rumors

SlashGear / 6h
With just a couple months to go before the show would normally kick off, we don’t know a whole lot about E3 2021 yet. Earlier today, rumors started circulating which claimed that the Entertainment Software Association was considering putting at least some parts of the show behind a paywall. Now the ESA has pushed back against those rumors, in the … Continue reading

Amazon Was Reportedly Considering a Chain of Discount Stores Before the Pandemic Hit

48Gizmodo / 7h
Another purported casualty of the coronavirus pandemic has surfaced, folks: Amazon brick-and-mortar discount stores. Yep, the e-commerce giant considered opening up permanent retail locations to peddle unsold inventory before the world descended into lockdown, Bloomberg reported Thursday . Read more...

Best Buy PS5 restock: time and date – get an alert when it's live

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Get ready for a Best Buy PS5 restock today, as the retailer is reportedly prepped to sell the console online. Here's what you need to know.

Fortnite Fortography contest urges players to get close to dinosaurs

SlashGear / 8h
Epic has revealed the next Fortnite Fortography challenge, and this time you’ll have to get up close and personal with dinosaurs. The raptors have just hatched from their eggs and, well, they don’t have the friendliest disposition. That’ll make this one of the most fun photography challenges. The Fortnite Fortography contest is a bragging-rights challenge that seeks in-game screenshots featuring

Universities Across the Country Are Being Swept Up in a Large Data Fiasco

28Gizmodo / 8h
A number of prominent U.S. colleges have become the newest, unlucky recipients of a cybersecurity migraine currently affecting dozens of organizations all over the world. Read more...

Not an April Fool’s joke: Theatrical trailer for The Suicide Squad drops

53Ars Technica / 8h
Theatrical trailer for The Suicide Squad takes a more ominous tone than its red-band sibling. If you ventured into a movie theater for the first time in a year to see Godzilla vs. Kong —and Ars' Sam Machkovech suggested in his review that, if you can safely do so, that might be the most satisfying way to watch it—you likely caught a brand-new trailer for the forthcoming The Suicide Squad , with s

Great, Now Sling TV and Dish Are Losing MASN and NBC Regional Sports Networks

26Gizmodo / 8h
Two more services are losing support for regional sports as the RSN streaming drama continues. Read more...

Tech in Mexico: A confluence of Latin America, the US and Asia

200+TechCrunch / 8h
Kevin Xu Contributor Kevin Xu is an early-stage investor and founder of Interconnected , a bilingual newsletter covering tech, business and U.S.-Asia relations. Mexico has been known as an up-and-coming tech hub and a gateway to the Latin American market. As an investor focused on developer-centered products, open-source startups and infrastructure technology companies with a particular interest

Fujitsu takes on IBM in race for most powerful quantum computer

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Fujitsu-led new collaboration is working to develop a 1000 qubit quantum computer.

FDA authorizes several OTC COVID-19 tests for routine screening

SlashGear / 9h
The FDA has authorized multiple over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests that will enable asymptomatic people to be routinely screened for the coronavirus. The authorization covers multiple varieties of Abbott BinaxNOW, as well as the Quidel QuickVue At-Home OTC COVID-19 test and the BD Veritor System for Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2. A year after the pandemic was declared, COVID-19 testing has bec

New York Ends Domestic Quarantine Requirement

500+One Mile at a Time / 9h
A few weeks ago it was announced that New York would end its domestic quarantine requirement. Well, it’s a big day for New York, as that new policy has kicked in as of today. New York ends domestic travel quarantine As of April 1, 2021, New York has eliminated its quarantine requirement for domestic travelers . This applies both to those visiting New York, and to New Yorkers returning home. There

Podcast: In the AI of the Beholder

56MIT Technology Review / 9h
Ideas about what constitutes “beauty” are complex, subjective, and by no means limited to physical appearances. Elusive though it is, everyone wants more of it. That means big business and increasingly, people harnessing algorithms to create their ideal selves in the digital and, sometimes, physical worlds. In this episode, we explore the popularity of beauty filters, and sit down with someone wh

CDC Director Does An About-Face, Says Vaccinated People Don’t Spread The Virus

View from the Wing / 9h
There's very little to worry, then, about vaccinated people getting sick or getting others sick. There's very little to worry, then, about vaccinated people traveling. Vaccinated people shouldn't even need to wear masks, except that it's difficult to tell who is vaccinated and who isn't, and it'll be difficult to manage compliance by the unvaccinated up in the air. That's why the timetable for li

ILM explains how it used Stagecraft 2.0 for season two of 'The Mandalorian'

100+Engadget / 9h
ILM made StageCraft better and easier to use.

Samsung teams with Hulu to launch a Galaxy S21 photography show

SlashGear / 10h
Samsung has teamed up with Hulu to launch a new reality competition series called Exposure. This is, put simply, a branded collaboration that will essentially market the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G handset to viewers — the entire series is based on using the phone to complete photography challenges. Exposure is set to hit Hulu on April 26. Budding photographers will … Continue reading

Area Newspaper Fixes Own Mistake With Additional, Weirdly Uncomfortable Mistake

78Gizmodo / 10h
One of the hosts of the anti-conspiracy theory podcast QAnon Anonymous is no longer so anonymous. Read more...

Live: American’s New International Lounge Access Policy

200+One Mile at a Time / 10h
A couple of months ago American Airlines announced updates to its lounge access policy. This is a reminder of that, as these changes kick in as of today (April 1, 2021), and apply for a “limited time.” Unfortunately the changes are a bit worse than we were initially told. As it’s described, this updated policy is intended to “streamline” lounge access. For some people these changes will be good n

Xbox Live, Microsoft Teams are down: major outage affects online services

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Xbox Live is down right now, and we're can't access Xbox Live Game Pass and other services through Microsoft's network.

After iPhone 13, Apple could launch a new iPhone SE with 5G

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The iPhone SE 3 could support 5G when it launches in 2022, a new leak suggests, though it will reportedly still keep the same aging 4.7-inch display.

Leaks Hint That Google Has New Pixel Buds and a Nest Security Cam In Store

22Gizmodo / 10h
The pandemic has thrown gadget release schedules all out of wack, so while we wait for new devices to officially be announced, leaks today suggest Google’s next two products could be a new Nest security cam and updated Pixel Buds. Read more...

Microsoft's cloud services are down again, possible DNS issue

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300+Engadget / 10h
Having Xbox problems? Microsoft's cloud outage could be causing sign-in problems.

There will soon be more smart devices on Earth than people

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Gartner says there will be 6.4 billion PCs, smartphones and tablets in use this year.

The secret to a rat’s sense of touch? It’s all in how the whiskers bend

55Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / Northwestern University scientists have developed the first mechanical simulation of a rat whisker inside its follicle, to better understand how that sensory input is communicated to the brain. (credit: Niccirf/Getty Images ) Rats, cats, and many other mammals have whiskers , which they typically use to sense their surrounding environment, akin to the sense of touch. But scientists have

How is edtech spending its extra capital?

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Edtech unicorns have boatloads of cash to spend following the capital boost to the sector in 2020. As a result, edtech M&A activity has continued to swell. The idea of a well-capitalized startup buying competitors to complement its core business is nothing new, but exits in this sector are notable because the money used to buy startups can be seen as an effect of the pandemic’s impact on remote e

Daily Crunch: Tiger Global raises one of the biggest venture funds ever

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Tiger Global closes a $6.65 billion fund, Facebook gives users more tools to encourage COVID vaccination and iPhone app spending continues to grow. This is your Daily Crunch for April 1, 2021. The big story: Tiger Global raises one of the biggest venture funds ever Investment giant Tiger Global had already announced that it was raising $3.75 billion for its thirteenth venture fund, but a new SEC

MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo and E16 Flip laptops are made for business users

SlashGear / 10h
MSI has introduced two new laptops designed for business users: the Summit E13 Flip Evo and the Summit E16 Flip. The new models were introduced as part of the company’s MSIology ‘Determined to Succeed 2021’ streaming event. Both laptops feature the slick designs we’ve come to expect from MSI, as well as considerate design aspects that are tailored for business … Continue reading

‘It Takes Two’ Is One Hell of a Couples' Therapy Session

300+Wired / 10h
A couple's divorce provides the surprising foundation of the best co-op video game since Portal 2.

Microsoft outage knocks sites and services offline

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Microsoft stumbled back online Thursday after an hours-long outage in the middle of the U.S. west coast working afternoon. Besides its homepage, Microsoft’s Xbox and Office services went down, log-in pages didn’t load, and the company’s status pages were also knocked offline by the outage. Worse, Microsoft’s cloud service Azure also fell offline, causing outages to any sites and services that rel

Movies on Your Favorite Streaming Services Could Be Headed for Peacock Instead

29Gizmodo / 11h
The battle between streaming services for your binge-watching hours continues. Read more...

First Look: Elite Dangerous: Odyssey

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With the start of Elite Dangerous: Odyssey's alpha phase kicking off this week, we took a look at the early phase of the game's latest expansion.

ICE Is Reportedly Using OnStar Location Data to Track Suspects

32Gizmodo / 11h
Police in the U.S., including officials with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE), have been accessing vehicle location data provided by car parts manufacturers, a new report from Forbes reveals. Documents reviewed by the news outlet show police using this data to track suspects involved in criminal… Read more...

American Airlines Opposes Proposed Texas Voting Law, Because Reasons

23View from the Wing / 11h
After being pressured to speak out against a new voting bill in Texas , American Airlines has issued a statement. Continue reading ...

Dish accuses T-Mobile of anti-competitive behavior over Sprint CDMA shutdown

100+Engadget / 11h
In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, Dish has accused T-Mobile of becoming precisely the type of incumbent player it spent years trying to fight.

Xinuos—owners of what used to be SCO—file suit against Red Hat and IBM

100+Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / The new lawsuit from Xinuos echoes the still-ongoing SCO vs IBM lawsuit in some key aspects, while adding new and heavy-duty anti-trust allegations alongside. (credit: Spencer Platt via Getty Images ) Yesterday, UnixWare/OpenServer vendor Xinuos filed a lawsuit in the US Virgin Islands, alleging theft of intellectual property and monopolistic market collusion against joint defendants IB

COVID-19 joined these two diseases as top cause of US deaths in 2020

SlashGear / 11h
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published its provisional mortality data on the leading causes of death in the US last year. Having claimed around 375,000 lives, the CDC says that COVID-19 was the third-highest cause of death in the United States in 2020, coming in third only to heart disease and cancer. The CDC notes that at … Continue reading

Intel's plan to get back on track

58Engadget / 11h
Intel unveiled its plan to get the company back on track. including taking contract manufacturing jobs, and a massive $20 billion investment in building new factories.

Forget badge squabbles – Q1 2021 Mustang Mach-E sales tell the real story

SlashGear / 11h
Mustang fans may still be divided over whether Ford’s new Mustang Mach-E electric crossover is worthy of the iconic badge, but that doesn’t seem to be putting a dampener of demand for the EV. The automaker confirmed Q1 2021 sales today, and it’s an impressive showing for the electric pony car, regardless of whether or not you think it deserves … Continue reading

Robocalls May Get Worse Soon, and You Can Blame Facebook

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500+Gizmodo / 11h
Rather than dole out what is, essentially—at least to one of the richest companies on the planet—a handful of spare change, Facebook set out to purposely undermine one of the most important legal protections Americans have against unwanted robocalls. Today it accomplished that mission. Read more...

Five Good Settings To Tweak In Outriders

200+Lifehacker / 11h
As if there weren’t enough looter-shooters around, Outriders is out today. It’s a whole lot of game, with a whole lot of settings that can affect how you play. Some are obvious; some are not. It goes without saying that such things are a matter of taste, but I’ve found the following tweaks have made my time on Enoch… Read more...

Gene Therapy Injected Into Eyeball Restores Blind Patient’s Vision

2KFuturism / 11h
A blind patient regained their vision for over a year after getting a single injection of an experimental gene therapy directly into their eye. The treatment uses RNA molecules that can infiltrate cells and reverse a specific mutation linked to Leber congenital amaurosis, an eye disease that causes blindness early in life, according to research published Thursday in the journal Nature Medicine .

Alaska Airlines Elites Get Free Companion Upgrades On American. American’s Elites Do Not.

View from the Wing / 11h
There was a lot of exciting news out Wednesday with Alaska Airlines joining the oneworld global airline alliance and additional benefits being announced for Alaska Airlines elites flying American Airlines and vice versa . However one thing seems especially odd. Continue reading ...

Microsoft’s Cortana meets an untimely end on iOS and Android

62Ars Technica / 11h
Cortana on an iPhone. (credit: Microsoft ) Microsoft's Cortana app for iOS and Android will soon shut down, the company has announced on a support page. This effectively puts a nail in Cortana's coffin for consumer use cases, at least as far as competing directly with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa goes. Here's what the announcement says: We will soon be ending support for the Cortana app on An

How to Run Windows 3’s File Manager in Windows 10

100+How-To Geek / 12h
Throwback alert! Microsoft’s vintage File Manager program, which originally shipped with Windows 3.0 in 1990, has been ported to Windows 10, and it’s available for free from Microsoft. Here’s how to get it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Netflix and HBO Max Could Lose Universal Studios Content to Peacock

21How-To Geek / 12h
This is the age of the streaming video service. New services seem to emerge every month, and the content licensing wars are reaching deafening levels. And now, Comcast is mulling whether to pull its movie library from HBO Max and Netflix and use it to bolster its own streaming service, Peacock. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Ally Bank Tries to Entice Simple Users with New Features

20How-To Geek / 12h
Simple bank was known for its excellent budgeting tools like Expenses and Goals. Was being the keyword because it will shut it down with no replacement in sight. If you’re still looking for an alternative, Ally might be an option to add to the list thanks to new Buckets and Boosters features. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Facebook Makes Controlling Your News Feed Much Easier

58How-To Geek / 12h
Facebook is making it easier to control what you see on your News Feed with the Feed Filter Bar, a new menu at the top of your News Feed. The Feed Filter Bar contains shortcuts to all your favorite news sources, plus the option to sort your feed chronologically and turn off political ads on the fly. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

All the 2021 April Fool's Day Tech Pranks We Could Stomach

300+How-To Geek / 12h
April Fools was canceled last year, for better or worse. But companies are going all-in this year, with gag products and sarcastic videos that should put a smile on your face. Here are the best April Fools jokes of 2021—or, more accurately, all the jokes that we could stomach. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Scam Alert: Roku Will Never Charge for Activation

200+How-To Geek / 12h
It’s an unfortunate fact of life that sometimes people are awful and take advantage of unsuspecting victims. So it’s important to keep in mind that Microsoft will never call you about your computer, that FedEx text message may be a lie, and now Roku won’t charge you to activate service. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Why does Nintendo seem to resent its fans so much?

24SlashGear / 12h
It’s April 1st, and just as Nintendo warned us six months ago, Super Mario 3D All-Stars is no longer available on the Switch eShop. While some were hoping that we’d see Nintendo make a last-minute reversal and keep Super Mario 3D All-Stars up on the eShop permanently, Nintendo stuck to its guns and removed the game just as it said … Continue reading

Coinbase to direct list on April 14th, provide financial update on April 6th

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Today Coinbase, an American cryptocurrency trading platform and software company, said that it will begin to trade via a direct listing on April 14th. In a separate release the company also said that it will provide a financial update on April 6th, after the close of trading. Coinbase’s impending public debut comes at an interesting market moment. As some tech companies delay their offerings over

Mets vs Nationals live stream: how to watch MLB 2021 online from anywhere

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Hopes are high for both sets of fans after major personnel changes in the off-season - here's how to watch the Mets vs Nationals online and get an MLB live stream from anywhere.

This Obviously Fake Nvidia RTX 4090 Is Ridiculous and Perfect

200+Gizmodo / 12h
April Fool’s is the worst holiday, but this is one stunt we can get behind. Someone built an obviously fake Nvidia RTX 4090 and 4090 Ti to get into the spirit—and to poke fun at the current graphics cards situation —and it’s so ridiculous it has to be seen to be believed. Read more...

Compass CEO hails IPO as a fundraising event amid ‘challenging’ market

200+TechCrunch / 12h
While several tech companies are opting to delay their IPOs in the face of less-than-enthusiastic market demand for their shares, real estate tech company Compass forged ahead and went public today. After pricing its shares at $18 apiece last night, the low end of a lowered IPO price range, Compass shares closed the day up just under 12% at $20.15 apiece. TechCrunch caught up with Compass CEO and

iOS 14.5 korjaa iPhone 11 -mallien virheelliset akkulukemat

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Tuorein iOS 14.5 -päivitys mahdollistaa akkutilanteen uudelleenkalibroinnin tarkemman tiedon saamiseksi, mutta tällä erää muutos näyttäisi koskevan vain iPhone 11 -mallistoa.

Supreme Court’s pro-Facebook ruling could unleash “flood” of robocalls

200+Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images ) A Supreme Court ruling today in favor of Facebook limits the reach of a 1991 US law that bans certain kinds of robocalls and texts. The court found that the anti-robocall law only applies to systems that have the ability to generate random or sequential phone numbers. Systems that lack that capability are thus not considered autodialers under the la

Amtrak’s ambitious new route map and the push for Biden’s infrastructure plan

2KThe Points Guy / 12h
Laying claim to President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion plan to modernize transportation infrastructure, Amtrak has released an ambitious proposal to greatly expand ridership with new routes and enhancements to existing routes. Get points and miles coverage like this delivered to your inbox by signing up for the TPG daily newsletter . With the announcement, Amtrak released a map showing the increasingl

Ask Us Your Questions About Staying Safe in a Post-Vaccine World

Lifehacker / 12h
Every person who gets vaccinated brings us one tiny step closer to a world with less COVID in it. That’s why it’s great news that protection from the disease begins before you’ve gotten your second dose and that the vaccine seems to be safe and effective in kids . But we all still have lots of questions, and I’d like… Read more...

All Nippon Airways Turns Parked 777 Into Restaurant

200+One Mile at a Time / 12h
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) will be the next airline to turn a parked plane into a restaurant. This is something that Singapore Airlines did with an A380 in late 2020 , so it’s cool to see another airline give the concept a try. ANA’s 777 restaurant at Tokyo Haneda Airport Over the coming weeks, ANA will give people the opportunity to dine on a parked Boeing 777-300ER at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Streaming Stadia From Your Xbox Might Seem Weird, but This Is How Cloud Gaming Should Work

50Gizmodo / 12h
Imagine this: You’re over at your best friend’s house going through their Xbox library. They’ve been wanting to try out one of the latest, hyped-up first-person shooters, but they don’t own it. You do, but it’s through a cloud gaming service. It doesn’t look great on your phone, and your friend doesn’t have a… Read more...

Rivian servicing strategy proves the power of the connected car

SlashGear / 12h
Rivian plans to use predictive maintenance and home servicing for its upcoming electric pickup and SUV, promising an end to waiting for parts and suffering through bad dealership coffee while you wait for repairs. The new servicing commitment comes ahead of deliveries of the Rivian R1T, the automaker’s first EV, which – like others in the pipeline – will be … Continue reading

Funko NFTs Are a Sign That The Worst Is Yet to Come

28Gizmodo / 12h
While I wish this was a lame corporate April Fool’s, I regret to inform you that Funko is getting in the NFT game. Read more...

New apex dinosaur discovered with huge claws was a ‘fearsome killer’

SlashGear / 12h
A newly discovered dinosaur called Llukalkan aliocranianus has been detailed in a new study published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. The dinosaur was similar in appearance to the T-rex and was likely, according to the study, a ‘fearsome killer’ that prowled Patagonia around 80 million years ago. Llukalkan roamed around the region now known as Argentina during the Late … Continue readi

10 of the Most Futuristic April Fools Jokes So Far

100+Futurism / 12h
Just over a year ago, the COVID-19 really started rearing its ugly head. With cases and deaths on a sharp incline, brands knew better than to partake in the yearly clown convention that is April Fools’ Day. April Fools’ Day 2020 was cancelled. But this year, things are starting to look a little different. With mass vaccinations well underway, the world is hopefully headed towards a better place —

Microsoft Edge may soon block one of the worst things about the internet

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Could this be the end of auto-playing videos on Microsoft Edge?

E3 2021 will be 'a free event for all attendees' but could offer extra content behind paywall

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A new report suggests E3 2021 will be an online event that's free to the public, but could have extra content in a paid tier.

Feds say man broke into public water system and shut down safety processes

100+Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) Federal prosecutors have indicted a Kansas man for allegedly logging into a computer system at a public water system and tampering with the process for cleaning and disinfecting customers’ drinking water. An indictment filed in US District Court for the District of Kansas said Wyatt A. Travnichek, 22, of Ellsworth County, Kansas, was an employee from January 2018 t

The 10 Best Deals of April 1, 2021

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'Cheat' Your Way to a Great Remote Job Interview

57Lifehacker / 12h
Chances are that if you’ve landed a job interview in this pandemic-stricken economy, you’re doing it over a video conferencing tool like Zoom or Google Meet. But even if you’re a friendly type who thrives off the organic energy of face-to-face interaction, the remote interview format can work to your advantage. Read more...

Truck Carrying Uranium Crashes in North Carolina, Prompting HAZMAT Response

1KFuturism / 12h
Close Calls On Wednesday morning, a truck carrying radioactive uranium suffered a collision with a passenger van, causing a mass evacuation in case of a hazardous leak. Thankfully, no one seems to have been hurt in the crash itself, according to the ABC News affiliate station ABC11 . A HAZMAT team showed up and cleared the scene, allowing drivers to get back to their cars after five hours. That’s

A Rare Antelope Is Photographed Alive in the Wild for the First Time

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A recent camera trap survey in a Togolese nature reserve has turned up the first-ever images of a live Walter’s duiker, a petite African antelope species, in the wild. The traps also caught aardvarks and a mongoose species, neither of which had previously been reported in Togo. The team’s findings were published this… Read more...

The 10 Best Deals of April 1, 2021

56Gizmodo / 12h
Thursday’s Best Deal