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Amazon Illegally Fired Activist Workers, Labor Board Finds

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13KNYT > Technology / 9h
The two employees had publicly pushed the company to reduce its impact on climate change and address concerns about its warehouse workers.

3 more major cruise lines will require proof of COVID-19 vaccine

3KThe Points Guy / 3h
Three more major cruise lines on Monday announced plans to require passengers on at least some cruises to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine. Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line and its two sister brands, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, said all passengers on departures out of U.S. ports would need to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine to sail when the brands resume operations later this

Everything You Need to Know About the Facebook Data Breach

500+How-To Geek / 3h
The personal data of 533 million Facebook users leaked online. That’s a large percentage of the world’s population, so you should check to see if your account or phone number was affected. We’ll show you so you can protect yourself. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple drops – and raises – values in latest trade-in shake up

SlashGear / 19min
If you’re sitting on some Apple products you don’t use anymore, then you might like to know that Apple has tweaked the trade-in values of a rather large swathe of devices. The devices that have seen their prices change include everything from iMacs and iPad Pros to MacBooks and even some models of iPhone. While you might expect that Apple … Continue reading

AMD Threadripper 5000 CPUs might not be arriving until August

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 20min
Rumor claims AMD won't launch the Zen 3-based processors for a few months yet

Singapore Airlines Business Class Award Space Wide Open For 8 Months

View from the Wing / 21min
These seats are a way to get to and from Europe in business class most days of the year right now. They may be the seats you want anyway for a quality transatlantic business class experience on points. But even if they're not the most convenient flights for your needs, they're a way to construct an award when you need it. Continue reading ...

How to Clean Your Teeth When You Don't Have a Toothbrush

Lifehacker / 25min
Travel products site Minimus reports that 18% of surveyed travelers have admitted they often forget to pack a toothbrush. (Glad to hear I am not the only one). It’s worse when you get to your destination late, you can’t easily get to a store to buy a replacement, and your hotel doesn’t offer them to guests. If you… Read more...

How To Access United Airlines Clubs (2021)

60One Mile at a Time / 27min
Want to learn more about accessing US airline lounges? See my series about how to access Alaska Lounges , American Admirals Clubs , Delta SkyClubs , and United Clubs . Understanding United Airlines lounge access can be quite confusing, especially with the distinction between United Clubs and United Polaris Lounges (even though the latter are closed right now due to lack of demand). United operate

New Facebook Leak Was So Huge It Included Mark Zuckerberg’s Personal Data

500+Futurism / 35min
Indiscriminate Hacking Back in 2019, hackers stole the personal information of over 533 million Facebook users from around the world. Now that information is available online, according to Insider , and it turns out that it’s so expansive that it even includes Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s personal data . The leaked data appeared on a hacking forum on Saturday. First spotted by Alon

Fortnite users can now livestream gameplay to Houseparty’s social video app

80TechCrunch / 36min
Houseparty, the social video app acquired by Fortnite maker Epic Games in 2019, has just announced a major new step in terms of integrating these two properties: the company says it will now allow gamers to livestream their Fortnite gameplay directly into Houseparty. The feature works to allow users to share their gameplay with up to nine other friends in a Houseparty room. The addition follows H

The Crisis at a Florida Wastewater Reservoir Show the Risks of Our Weak Infrastructure

Gizmodo / 39min
On Saturday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency over fears that a leaking wastewater pond in Manatee County could collapse imminently, triggering a “real catastrophic flood situation.” Officials have ordered more than 300 households to evacuate the area, warning that the looming disaster… Read more...

Ingenuity may not have flown yet, but NASA’s Mars Helicopter nailed its first challenge

SlashGear / 41min
NASA’s Mars Helicopter has survived its first night standing, alone, on the surface of Mars, and it’s more than just parental concern that had engineers back on Earth worrying about Ingenuity. Deployed from the underbelly of the Perseverance rover on Sunday, the helicopter may not have made its first, record-setting flight yet, but even just getting through to this morning … Continue reading

After a decade of failure, LG officially quits the smartphone market

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33Ars Technica / 48min
RIP LG's phones. Who could forget ridiculous devices like the LG G Flex? It was actually curved for some reason. LG thought this was a good enough idea to merit a sequel! [credit: LG ] After 12 years of being an Android OEM, LG has had enough. The Korean company announced late last nigh t that it is officially quitting the smartphone market; it plans to close up shop on the entire business by Jul

Supreme Court tosses ruling that said Trump blocking Twitter critics was unconstitutional

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100+TechCrunch / 49min
The Supreme Court has vacated a previous ruling that found former President Trump violated the First Amendment by blocking his Twitter foes. The ruling was upheld by a Manhattan federal appeals court in 2019, which deemed Trump’s actions unconstitutional. The court found that because Trump used Twitter to “conduct official business” and interact with the public that his decision to block users ra

Breaking: Airline flight booking and search engines appear to be down

100+The Points Guy / 51min
The engines that power a number of airlines’ flight search and booking systems appear to have crashed on Monday afternoon, preventing customers from making reservations, and in some cases, even search for flights. The problem was first reported on shortly after noon Eastern time, with reports beginning to flood in within minutes. It appeared to be affecting at least American, Del

How to Get Better at Marketing, With Seth Godin

Lifehacker / 53min
For something that seems pretty straightforward, why is marketing so challenging? How can we do it more effectively? This week we’re learning how to improve on our marketing skills with help from entrepreneur and marketing expert Seth Godin. Listen to hear Seth’s insightful tips on the mentality we should have when it… Read more...

Elon Musk Reveals Why Last Starship Prototype Exploded Before Landing

75Futurism / 1h
SpaceX’s Starship prototype SN11 wasn’t long for this world. During its fateful launch last week, the massive spacecraft took off inside a cloud of heavy fog at the company’s facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, obscuring its ascent to roughly ten kilometers completely. Several minutes into the flight, SpaceX’s official video feeds cut out. Shortly after, a massive explosion could be heard on various

Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold release date, price, features and everything you need to know

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold has a foldable screen, a liquid lens camera, four speakers, and more.

Intel Iris Xe finally gets an official driver for Rocket Lake-S desktops

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Intel finally released the official driver for the Intel Iris Xe GPU in their Rocket Lake-S CPUs, which went on sale last week.

Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) face-tracking Zoom calls now supported

SlashGear / 1h
Amazon’s Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) has added support for Zoom and Amazon Chime, with the face-tracking smart display getting a lot more useful in the process. Launched earlier this year, the newest – and so far largest – Echo Show has a motorized base that can rotate its 10-inch display so that it’s always facing you. That’s useful if … Continue reading

Google opens up the Play Store to more Android Auto apps

63Engadget / 1h
Android Auto users will soon see a greater variety of navigation, parking and charging apps on the Play Store.

Supreme Court rules copying APIs is fair use

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200+Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Exterior view of a Googleplex building, the corporate headquarters of Google and parent company Alphabet, May 2018. (credit: Getty Images | zphotos ) The Supreme Court has sided with Google in its decade-long legal battle with Oracle over the copyright status of application programming interfaces. The ruling means that Google will not owe Oracle billions of dollars in damages. It also h

We can’t stop staring at this mesmerizing light display — Future Blink

28Mashable / 1h
The artistic collective Scale created a super captivating light installation called Flux , complete with motorized lights. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Lights , Art Installation , and Tech

Supreme Courts Sides With Google in Historic API Copyright Fight Against Oracle

Gizmodo / 1h
The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with Google over Oracle in one of the highest-profile copyright disputes to ever hit Silicon Valley. Read more...

American Airlines just put widebodies on 3 Alaska, Hawaii routes

200+The Points Guy / 1h
With international travel still largely off-limits, American Airlines has plenty of spare wide-body jets. Instead of keeping them parked in the desert , the Fort Worth-based carrier will fly them on some interesting domestic routes. Stay up-to-date on airline and aviation news by signing up for our brand-new aviation newsletter . The Last Frontier is getting dreamy American Airlines is sending it

iMac 2021 “really big” display leaks tease Apple’s all-in-one upgrade

SlashGear / 1h
Apple’s upcoming iMac refresh is expected to super-size the display, with more leaks underscoring an increase in panel size is on the cards for the new all-in-one. Believed to be in the pipeline for later in 2021, the new iMac looks set to mark the further expansion of Apple Silicon, the company’s homegrown chips. It’s certainly been some time since … Continue reading

MacBook deals offer big savings in this weekend's Bank Holiday sales

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The Bank Holiday sales are offering some particularly impressive MacBook deals this weekend, with big savings on M1 models available now.

Scalpers are charging a ton for Super Mario 3D All-Stars, but is anyone buying?

SlashGear / 1h
Last week, Nintendo removed Super Mario 3D All-Stars from the Switch eShop and confirmed that it would stop shipping new copies to retailers. At the time, we wondered if scalpers on sites like eBay would take the opportunity to inflate prices on copies they’d no doubt been holding, and it seems they’ve done exactly that. The question, however, is whether … Continue reading

This 830-horsepower, crab-walking SUV will be the second Hummer EV

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36Ars Technica / 1h
The reborn GMC Hummer EV truck is getting a sibling—this one is an SUV. [credit: GMC ] Last fall, after a long teaser campaign that included a high-profile Super Bowl commercial, GMC unveiled its new Hummer EV truck . Designed around General Motor's forthcoming 800-volt Ultium batteries and Ultium Drive electric motors , it will lead GM's renewed electrification efforts when the first Hummer EV E

New Russian Weapon Is Designed to Unleash “Radioactive Tsunamis”

1KFuturism / 1h
Testing Grounds Russia appears to have developed a nuclear weapon capable of sneaking along the bottom of the sea and detonating along the coastline to flood the area with what one official described as “radioactive tsunamis.” The nuclear weapon, called the Poseidon 2M39 torpedo, has experts concerned, CNN reports , as the radioactive waves could potentially devastate coastal cities and render hu

Online porn websites promote 'sexually violent' videos

100+BBC News - Technology / 1h
One in eight videos contained sexual violence in their titles or descriptions, a study says.

Credit cards I’m getting now to make my 2021 return-to-travel dream trips a reality

45The Points Guy / 1h
In retrospect, I was one of the lucky travelers of 2020. Like many people, I was self-isolating responsibly at home for most of the year. But I did go on a few exciting trips prior to lockdown, including a jaunt to Fiji . Then I closed out the year with an incredible journey to Kenya with Micato Safaris and the Elewana Collection of luxury lodges. After that, I made the decision not to take any u

Can a Raw Potato Fix Food That's Too Salty?

24Lifehacker / 1h
I am far more likely to over-season food than under-season it. I love salt, probably more than most, and every once in a while the salt shaker gets away from me. Unfortunately, once that sodium chloride hits your food, it’s very difficult to remove (especially if you’re making a sauce, soup, or any other mostly-liquid… Read more...

What’s Good About Tech Bubbles

89NYT > Technology / 1h
We’re seeing a mania for wacky tech ideas. But tech bubbles aren’t necessarily the worst thing.

GMC's electric Hummer SUV looks like an off-roading beast

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32Mashable / 1h
Read more... More about Electric Vehicles , Suv , Hummer , Tech , and Transportation

How Big Meat Is Funding Climate Denial and Polluting the Planet

24Gizmodo / 1h
Move over, Big Oil, and make some room for Big Meat at the climate shame table. A new study shows agribusiness is a major source climate misinformation as well as carbon emissions. Read more...

Teach Yourself How to Code With a Premium 2021 Certification Bundle, 98% off [Exclusive]

24Gizmodo / 1h
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NASA’s Mars Helicopter Survives First Night On Its Own

500+Futurism / 2h
Bitter Cold NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity has officially survived its first night alone after being deployed by the agency’s Perseverance rover. It was a bitterly cold night: temperatures can drop to -130 degrees Fahrenheit (-90 Celsius) in the surrounding Jezero Crater, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory — so the fact that the Marscopter has survived its first night is a promising

‘Deep Nostalgia’ Can Now Make Old Photos of Your Relatives Dance and Blow Kisses

50Gizmodo / 2h
According to MyHeritage , since the launch of its Deep Nostalgia tool five weeks ago, over 72 million photo animations have been created through its site—and that was with just 10 different options available. Today, the company is doubling the number of unique movements that can be applied to still photos in Deep… Read more...

AMD admits Zen 3 processors are vulnerable to Spectre-like side-channel attack

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Team Red's CPUs can be exploited in a similar fashion to the Spectre flaw that plagued Intel CPUs

Ugh: Awful New Marriott “Contactless” Features

94One Mile at a Time / 2h
Marriott has announced some “enhanced” contactless hotel features intended to respond to “consumer desires,” but I’m not sure this is actually what we want. Actually, I’m pretty positive this isn’t what most of us want. Hotels will never be the same post-coronavirus While we’ve seen hotels cut all kinds of services during the pandemic in the name of safety, it’s becoming increasingly apparent tha

What Parents Should Know About YouTube's New Parental Controls for Teens

32Lifehacker / 2h
Pre-teens and teenagers have been in a strange YouTube void as parents tried to navigate how their kids might safely but realistically use the site. The options, up until now, have essentially been to keep them locked down on the YouTube Kids app , which is (rightfully so) rather restrictive— or set them loose in the… Read more...

The Eufy Smart Lock Touch Scans Your Fingerprint to Unlock the Door, Now $30 off

40Lifehacker / 2h
Eufy Smart Lock Touch & WiFi | $220 | Best Buy Read more...

This smart robot vacuum is back down to its Black Friday price of $99 at Walmart

Mashable / 2h
SAVE $80.88: As of April 5, the ionvac SmartClean 2000 robot vacuum is on sale at Walmart for just $99 — that's 45% off its usual retail price of $179.88. Buying a robot vacuum is truly a "get what you pay for" experience where the less you're willing to spend, the fewer bells and whistles you'll find among the options in your price range. Dip under the $200 mark, and your robot vacuum "is mostly

Google’s COVID-19 vaccine ad didn’t make me cry – but it did make me hopeful

SlashGear / 2h
Tear-jerker adverts can be tricky when it comes to encouraging changes of behavior, but it seems like Google has struck a nerve with its latest about the COVID-19 vaccine and a potential return to normalcy. Aired for the first time during the NCAA Final Four game this weekend, the minute-long commercial is a reminder of what the “new normal” has … Continue reading

A Dangerous Toxin From Pond Scum Can Go Airborne, Study Finds

32Gizmodo / 2h
A potent toxin released by algae blooms has the potential to become airborne, recent research suggests. In what’s said to be a first, the study found traces of the toxin in the air near pond water in Massachusetts. Though it’s unclear whether this and similar toxins are harmful to people and animals when airborne, the… Read more...

Breaking: British PM Johnson outlines May 17 for possible return to international travel

500+The Points Guy / 2h
On Monday, April 5, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined the path for England to return to international travel. Johnson said the data suggests a gradual reopening can begin, but “We can’t be complacent.” Still Johnson, is advising people not to book foreign holidays right now, “We’re hopeful,” but “we’ll be setting out what we think is reasonable.” He suggested that there would be final de

What to Do Instead of Laminating Your Vaccine Card

100+Lifehacker / 2h
If you have a collection of conference badges from the Before Times, it’s time to dig them out. Like a video game where an item from the first level suddenly comes in handy in the final dungeon, it turns out that the card you’re typically given with a COVID vaccine is the perfect size to fit in a standard badge holder… Read more...

Supreme Court vacates ruling that prevented Trump from blocking Twitter critics

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87Engadget / 2h
Not that it matters too much for Trump anyway after Twitter permanently banned him.

Google v Oracle: Supreme Court declares Google's code copying fair

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200+BBC News - Technology / 2h
The US Supreme Court has handed Google a major win in a decade-long battle over copied code.

Marvel's Avengers is coming to PlayStation Now in April, free PS5 upgrade available

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24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Marvel's Avengers, Borderlands 3 and The Long Dark are coming to PlayStation Now in April.

Fueled by pandemic, contactless mobile payments to surpass half of all smartphone users in US by 2025

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Among other technology trends accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of contactless mobile payments boomed in 2020. According to a recent report by analyst firm eMarketer, in-store mobile payments usage grew 29% last year in the U.S., as the pandemic pushed consumers to swap out cash and credit cards for the presumably safer mobile payments option at point-of-sale. Last year, 92.3 million

See the 300 Nvidia cryptomining GPUs seized by Hong Kong customs officials

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Hong Kong customs authorities have reportedly seized around 300 Nvidia CMP 30HX cards that were apparently being smuggled into the country for use in large cryptomining farms.

2022 Mercedes EQS prepares to take on Tesla with some Elon strategy

SlashGear / 2h
Mercedes-Benz is readying its most aggressive assault on Tesla so far, and the 2022 EQS takes a page out of Elon Musk’s playbook in the process. Headed to dealerships later this year, the EQS – like its S-Class cousin – isn’t intended to be a mass-market EV for every driver. Instead, as with the original Tesla Model S, it’s a … Continue reading

American AAdvantage Celebrates 40 Years With Month-Long Game And Prizes

21View from the Wing / 2h
In May 1981 American Airlines launched the world's first airline loyalty program offering free flights. Days later United Airlines announced a similar program. Both programs turn 40 years old next month. In the month leading up to the 40th anniversary of AAdvantage, American is running a sweepstakes with daily instant win opportunities. Here are full details. Continue reading ...

Huge Amazon sale drops Fire tablets to just $39

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Amazon's latest sale includes epic deals on Fire tablets for the whole family with prices starting at just $29

Book JetBlue’s inaugural Airbus A220 flight from just $69 or 6,300 points

75The Points Guy / 2h
The moment many of us have been waiting for has arrived! JetBlue just confirmed the first flights for one of its latest fleet additions, the Airbus A220 . JetBlue’s A220s will eventually replace the carrier’s aging Embraer E190 aircraft, which are primarily used for shorter or lower-yield flights. At launch, however, the A220 will operate alongside the larger Airbus A320 on flights between Boston

Google Is Cracking Down on Apps That Can See Every Other App You Have Installed

32Gizmodo / 2h
As Google continues to upgrade its privacy and security policies, it’s now making an important change in Android that will significantly limit the ability of Android apps to see all the other apps you have installed on your device. Read more...

Digging into the Alkami Technology IPO

100+TechCrunch / 3h
It appears that the slowdown in tech debuts is not a complete freeze; despite concerning news regarding the IPO pipeline , some deals are chugging ahead. This morning, we’re adding Alkami Technology to a list that includes Coinbase’s impending direct listing and Robinhood’s expected IPO. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on Extra Crunch , or get The Exchange

Apple's New iMac Might Finally Go Big

86Gizmodo / 3h
A new iMac is coming, and this time around, rumors suggest that Apple is finally ready to supersize the display—or at least release a bigger version than the 27-inch display that we’re all used to. Read more...

Knotel co-founder leaves company, describes investor Newmark as ‘a stalking horse’

72TechCrunch / 3h
Earlier this year, we covered the demise of flexible workspace operator Knotel. The once high-flying startup had just announced it had filed for bankruptcy and that its assets were being acquired by investor and commercial real estate brokerage Newmark for a reported $70 million . It was a hard fall for a company that just one year prior had been valued at $1.6 billion. It was hard to pinpoint ex

8bitdo Pro 2 controller review: Excellence refined

SlashGear / 3h
I’ve used a handful of 8bitdo controllers throughout the years, and the SN30 Pro+ always stood out as one of the best to me. 8bitdo itself has described the SN30 Pro+ as the most advanced controller it has ever made, but now it’s got a successor: the 8bitdo Pro 2. You’d be forgiven for thinking the Pro 2 is the … Continue reading

The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide To Kid Culture: Who Is Lil Nas X?

84Lifehacker / 3h
With the release of a new video and the most controversial pair of sneakers ever created, the rapper, singer, and marketing genius Lil Nas X took over the everything-verse last week. So, if you’re unfamiliar with this unique fella, strap in for some learnin’. Read more...

Monday's Best Deals: M1 MacBook Pro, Learn to Code 2021 Bundle, Persona 5 Strikers, Stainless Steel Stock Pots, Lisa Frank Cosmetics, Callaway Golf Sale, and More

56Lifehacker / 3h
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Tim Cook says he never met Elon Musk, is very coy about Apple Car

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43Mashable / 3h
Tim Cook confirmed what we were already pretty sure we knew: He never met with Elon Musk about Apple acquiring Tesla. In a wide-ranging New York Times interview with Kara Swisher, the Apple CEO briefly spoke about his company's pursuit of a foothold in the growing self-driving car space. Cook exhibited typical corporate shyness regarding Apple's vehicle projects, but he did make it clear that he

Monday's Best Deals: M1 MacBook Pro, Learn to Code 2021 Bundle, Persona 5 Strikers, Stainless Steel Stock Pots, Lisa Frank Cosmetics, Callaway Golf Sale, and More

56Gizmodo / 3h
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Obi-Wan Kenobi Set Footage Reveals Exactly What You'd Expect

61Gizmodo / 3h
Space Jam: A New Legacy ’s Toon Squad recruits a Spider-Man star. Emerald Fennell hopes she might get the chance to direct Zatanna as well as watch it. Ryan Murphy wants your help deciding American Horror Story ’s thematic future. Plus, what’s to come as Wynonna Earp reaches its final end. Spoilers, away! Read more...

TP-Link's latest WiFi 6 router packs 4.8Gbps speeds at a reasonable price

100+Engadget / 3h
TP-Link has introduced the Archer AX5400, a WiFi 6 router that promises 4.8Gbps connections at a semi-affordable price.

Start your engines, TechCrunch is (virtually) headed to Detroit

100TechCrunch / 3h
Thanks to a warm welcome from Miami, our first City Spotlight was a big success. We met investors and entrepreneurs who are working on amazing things, and we were proud to share their personal stories on why Miami is the right city for them to live in and do business. Join us on our next (virtual) field trip to Southeast Michigan . All lights will be shining on the Motor City. Why Detroit? This i

Review: Grand Hyatt SFO (Amazing Airport Hotel)

62One Mile at a Time / 3h
During my recent trip with my mom to California , I had the pleasure of spending a night at the Grand Hyatt SFO . We were arriving late at night on United , and planned to drive the next morning to Big Sur. The Grand Hyatt SFO opened in 2019 , and it isn’t your run of the mill airport hotel — this hotel is absolutely incredible, and easily one of my two favorite airport hotels in the world (with

SpaceX Crew Dragon just aced a record-setting maneuver for NASA

SlashGear / 3h
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule has done what no other commercial spacecraft has before it, successfully moving between ports at the International Space Station. The repositioning of the Crew Dragon “Resilience” – which has been at the ISS since mid-November 2020 – is an important demonstration of the spacecraft’s ability to autonomously navigate and relocate around the orbiting technology and resea

Dremel's New Cordless Glue Pen Heats Up in Just 15 Seconds for Crafting Emergencies

78Gizmodo / 3h
Crafters know that if you need to attach two delicate things together quickly, a glue gun is your secret weapon. If you’re dealing with a real crafting emergency, however, and don’t have a couple of minutes to wait for a glue gun to heat up, Dremel’s new cordless option gets the hot glue flowing in just 15 seconds. Read more...

How to Avoid Spam Robocalls with “Verified Calls” on Android

100+How-To Geek / 3h
Spam calls might be the worst thing about carrying a phone in your pocket every day. Thankfully, there are tools to help with this. We’ll show you how to set up “Verified Calls” on your Android phone using one of Google’s own apps. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Personal Data of 533 Million Facebook Users Stolen by Hackers

300+How-To Geek / 3h
If you’re on Facebook (and who isn’t?), you may want to consider locking down all your accounts. A security researcher discovered the personal data of 533 million Facebook users leaked online in a hacker forum. The data includes phone numbers, names, birthdates, emails, and more. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

LG Gives Up On Smartphones After Years of Innovation

How-To Geek / 3h
LG is shutting down its once-revolutionary smartphone business to focus on connected devices, robotics, software, and electric vehicle components. The “strategic decision” was approved by LG’s board of directors on April 5th, and the company will fully shut down its smartphone unit by July 31st. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

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Scientists Finally Explain Mysterious “Spiders” Spotted on Mars

100+Futurism / 3h
Creepy Crawlies For decades, scientists have been baffled by bizarre formations on Mars’ south pole that look like gigantic spiders. That’s not to say that astronomers were concerned that future Martian outposts would be attacked by giant alien arthropods, but the unusual geologic formations still eluded explanation for years, Live Science reports . Now, a team of scientists from the UK seems to

ABL Space has never launched a rocket, but it just landed a huge contract

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22Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / ABL’s mobile launch system can be deployed at multiple locations. (credit: ABL Space Systems) A California company that has yet to even attempt a rocket launch has nonetheless inked a major deal with Lockheed Martin for dozens of missions over the next decade. Under terms of the block-buy agreement between ABL Space Systems and Lockheed, the aerospace giant will purchase "up to" 26 laun

8Bitdo Pro 2 gamepad review: A $50 bargain for cool features, killer performance

21Ars Technica / 3h
The 8Bitdo Pro 2, launching on April 12 for $49.99. [credit: Sam Machkovech ] What's the best all-around gamepad you can buy for most video games? You'd think in the year 2021, the answer would be simple. But between consoles, PCs, and smartphones, even the most comfortable, affordable, and solidly built gamepads come with a compatibility caveat. In my 25 years of writing about video games, I hav

8Bitdo’s Pro 2 sneaks premium features into a $50 gamepad

61Engadget / 3h
At first glance, 8Bitdo Pro 2 looks almost identical to its predecessor, but with two new button bumpers underneath the controller, it's even more appealing for a $50 controller.

Master Git and GitHub with this $25 e-learning bundle

28Engadget / 3h
Packed with four hours of content, this bundle will teach you the best practices for using Git and GitHub to save your work in stages, seek feedback and get recruited as a programmer.

8BitDo's Pro 2 Is Closer Than Ever to Being the Perfect Nintendo Switch Controller

69Gizmodo / 3h
There’s still not a perfect controller for the Switch (even Nintendo’s own Pro controller has its flaws) but 8BitDo’s new Pro 2 , an upgrade to its SN30 Pro+ , comes about as close as you’re going to get. By addressing some of the more glaring shortcomings of its predecessor, 8BitDo has made the Pro 2 a must-have… Read more...

How to Introduce Your Kids to Vegan and Plant-Based Diets

65Lifehacker / 3h
For parents of kids who are picky eaters, introducing any new food item into their diets can be a challenge. That challenge gets even more complicated when parents try to introduce kids to vegan or vegetarian diets—especially when they’re doing it at older ages. Read more...

Marriott bets on contactless features at select-service hotels, even after pandemic

100+The Points Guy / 3h
Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain, is making a bet that hotel guests — at least those at select-service hotels — will continue to demand contactless, automated systems to replace some of the in-person functions that were normal in a pre- COVID-19 world. Today, the chain unveiled two new initiatives aimed at providing guests with more options to limit their interactions with hotel staff du

The StockX EC-1

84TechCrunch / 3h
Societies are defined by their markets. What people value, what they actually buy, how they transact and who they purchase from determine not just the goods in their possession, but the very society and culture they construct. It might seem that after thousands of years of evolution and refinement, concepts like quality, authenticity, value and price would be static. Nothing could be further from

How StockX became the stock market of hype

100+TechCrunch / 3h
While the old adage goes, “Find a job you love doing, you’ll never work a day in your life,” it’s safe to assume this was well before the age of the YouTuber, “plandids” and the stock market of things. StockX may be a multibillion dollar juggernaut with massive influence radiating throughout sneaker culture today, but it started with taking the leap to transforming a personal passion into a busin

Authentication and StockX’s global arms race against fraudsters

72TechCrunch / 3h
As we saw in part one of this EC-1 , sneakers have evolved from an enthusiast community of collectors into a global multibillion dollar business, in part due to StockX’s influence over this burgeoning market. Individual pairs can sell for well over $100,000, and as sneakers have gone from cultural symbol to cultural asset, they have increasingly become the target for criminal groups looking to ma

The consequences of scaling up sneaker culture

76TechCrunch / 3h
StockX’s mission is “to provide access to the world’s most coveted items in the smartest way possible.” It says it right on the website, and it’s incontestable that the infinite data StockX makes transparent to anyone for free allows for smart participation in the business of sneakers. But, smartest participation by whom? As the business of sneakers commoditized alongside the boom of social media

Ribbit Capital leads $26.7M round for Brazilian fintech Cora

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Cora , a São Paulo-based technology-enabled lender to small and-medium-sized businesses, has raised $26.7 million in a Series A round led by Silicon Valley VC firm Ribbit Capital. Kaszek Ventures, QED Investors and Greenoaks Capital also participated in the financing, which brings the startup’s total raised to $36.7 million since its 2019 inception. Kaszek led Cora’s $10 million seed round (belie

Burnt Chunk of SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Found on a Farmer’s Field in Washington

37Gizmodo / 4h
The failed deorbiting of a SpaceX Falcon 9 second stage late last month produced a spectacular light show over the Pacific Northwest, but the incident resulted in a large part of the rocket crashing onto a farmer’s field. Read more...

'Loki' trailer previews a multi-dimensional, time-traveling adventure

94Engadget / 4h
The MCU's god of mischief returns on June 11th on Disney+.

Save on a Playstation Plus and VPN Unlimited bundle

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: Protect your privacy and game on with the Playstation Plus and VPN Unlimited bundle , on sale for 80% off. As of April 5, get a lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited and a one-year subscription to Playstation Plus both for only $49.98. Want to treat yourself this week? Consider this epic gaming bundle from Playstation Plus and VPN Unlimited . You'll get a one-year subscription to Playstat

The Station: Argo AI plots its fundraising course and Waymo changes leadership

80TechCrunch / 4h
The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox . Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. There is a lot to get to, so let’s dive right in. My email i

Google wins in Supreme Court over $9bn Oracle Android API copyright case

SlashGear / 4h
Oracle has lost its challenge to hold Google liable for copyright infringement, with the Supreme Court ending more than a decade of legal sparring over some of the key components of Android. The case dates back to 2010, with Oracle arguing that Google had copied Java APIs that belonged to Sun Microsystems – which Oracle purchased – as it developed … Continue reading

Supreme Court rules in Google's favor in Oracle copyright case

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100+Engadget / 4h
Today, the US Supreme Court ruled 6-2 in favor of Google in the company's long-running legal battle against Oracle.

Yet more critical NAS security bugs have been uncovered

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Two critical vulnerabilities haven’t yet been addressed in legacy QNAP devices.

How to Plan Your Dream Road Trip This Year

36Lifehacker / 4h
Though vaccines have lowered the risks of travel for the vaccinated, the CDC is still advising caution when it come to moving about the country. So as you face another spring and summer of pandemic-era travel, it’s important to remember one important fact: road trips are still a thing. CNBC reported that 80% of… Read more...

Spotify opens a second personalized playlist to sponsors, after ‘Discover Weekly’ in 2019

89TechCrunch / 4h
Spotify is opening up its personalized playlist, “On Repeat,” to advertising sponsorship. This playlist, launched in 2019 and featuring users’ favorite songs , is only the second personalized playlist on the music streaming service that’s being made available for sponsorship. Spotify’s flagship playlist, “Discover Weekly,” became the first in 2019 . The sponsorship is made possible through the co

Blockchain and taking the politics out of tech

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Brian Brooks grew up on credit. And for him, that’s a good thing. Brooks is from a small town in Colorado that took a big hit when the steel factory — the main driver of its economy — shut down. A couple of years later, when Brooks was 14, his father passed away, and it became very clear to Brooks that if he wanted “any kind of life,” he’d have to hustle. He got a job and in order to go to colleg

Equity Monday: Edtech consolidation, and Amazon continues to make you like it less

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here and myse

Watch NASA Astronauts Take SpaceX Spacecraft for a Joyride

500+Futurism / 4h
Port Relocation Four current crew members on the International Space Station took SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, nicknamed Resilience, for a spin early Monday morning. The team, comprised of NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi, departed from one docking port of the ISS to relocate to a different dock to prepare for an upcoming new cr

Capture your summer adventures with the GoPro Hero9 on sale

25Mashable / 4h
Save $50: Capture your adventures with the GoPro Hero9 on sale for $399 at Amazon. We're still holding our breath for a semi-normal summer this year. If you've got trips and adventures planned, a GoPro can help you capture memories to revisit long after your vacation ends. As of April 5, the GoPro Hero9 is on sale for $399 , down from $449. This GoPro model shoots 5K video, giving you a crisp ima

Tim Cook talks Apple Car, augmented reality and Elon Musk’s Tesla

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SlashGear / 4h
Apple CEO Tim Cook has talked about Apple car rumors, augmented reality, and the electric vehicle segment and his contact – or lack of – with Tesla’s Elon Musk, amid speculation by analysts that the Cupertino firm is readying a handful of ambitious launches into new categories over the next few years. Though Cook is, as always, tight-lipped about details … Continue reading

IHG Explains Their Big Devaluation, With Even Holiday Inn Expresses Reaching 70,000 Points A Night

100+View from the Wing / 4h
IHG Rewards has always been a weak program for elite benefits, but made up for that shortcoming with decent earn-and-burn. But they hid their award charts and started raising prices, and now they appear to have done it again without notice - like an Intercontinental for 120,000 points and even a Holiday Inn for 70,000. Continue reading ...

How to Insert an Animated GIF into a Word Document

20How-To Geek / 4h
Adding an animated GIF to your Word document is useful if you want to convey a message, demonstrate an activity, capture the audience’s attention, or just add some humor. Here’s how to add an animated GIF in Microsoft Word. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Shiny Pokemon GO Spring event and what to look for

SlashGear / 4h
Today we’re taking a peek at all the details in the newest in new Pokemon GO events. This week is the Spring into Spring event in Pokemon GO, from Sunday April 4 (yesterday) until Thursday, April 8, 2021. This event features a variety of super cute Pokemon that ALL have the potential to be Shiny, including – most of all … Continue reading

Get ready for frozen margarita season with this Instant Pot Ace Plus blender on sale

Mashable / 4h
SAVE $60: Get ready to drink smoothies and blended margaritas all summer long with the Instant Pot Ace Plus 10-in-1 blender , on sale for 40% off. As of April 5, grab it for only $89.99. Few things are worse in the kitchen than having a blender that doesn't blend properly. That's literally the whole point of a blender, but too many models skimp on power and speed, and can't actually break down fo

Everything Coming to Netflix the Week of April 5, 2021

28How-To Geek / 4h
This week, Netflix original content dominates the new drop. But from a tribute to country icon, Dolly Parton, to the superhero comedy, Thunder Force, starring Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy, there’s something for everyone. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Samsung and Adidas team on very special Galaxy Buds Pro – but you can’t have them

SlashGear / 4h
Samsung today announced that it’s partnering with Adidas to offer a new, somewhat eco-friendly pair of special edition Galaxy Buds Pro. The Galaxy Buds Pro will be offered in a new package called the “Galaxy Buds Pro with Adidas Originals Special Pack,” and that pack will offer more aside from just the wireless earbuds. Users will also get a wireless … Continue reading

Snag a refurbished Apple Mac Mini on sale

20Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: Get the power of an Apple computer in a small package with this Refurbished Mac Mini , on sale for 44% off the list price. As of April 5, grab it for only $329.99 . Looking for a new computer? A refurbished one can be a solid option — you'll get great functionality and a lower price. With this Apple Mac Mini Core i5 2.5 GHz 4GB RAM , you'll have the power of Apple behind your streaming and

Netflix, Apple and Disney were big winners at the SAG Awards

62Engadget / 4h
Netflix, Apple and Disney+ were big winners at the SAG Awards, with 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' and 'Ted Lasso' among the highlights.

Why You Should Pay on Your Credit Card Balance Weekly

58Lifehacker / 4h
Paying your credit cards on time to avoid late fees and interest is a no-brainer. But you can also boost your credit score and reduce interest charges by paying your credit card bill even earlier, perhaps weekly, as its your daily balance that affects how they’re calculated. Here’s what to consider when deciding… Read more...

14 Best Credit Card Bonus Offers [April 2021]

100+View from the Wing / 4h
Every month I post what I find are the biggest credit card offers out there. Some of last month's biggest credit card offers are gone or changed. Some card issuers have reduced their offers, reticent to encourage people to apply for credit in the current environment. I recommend getting the best offers that are out there now, because more could disappear. Here's the current up to date list of big

Disappointing: Huge IHG Rewards Club Devaluation

100+One Mile at a Time / 4h
On Friday afternoon I covered how IHG Rewards Club significantly devalued award redemption rates without notice. The program has now issued a statement regarding this, which sheds some more light on what exactly changed. IHG Rewards Club increases award costs In May 2020, the IHG Rewards Club program officially launched dynamic award pricing , meaning the price of free night redemptions would be

Loki trailer reveals your next Marvel TV obsession

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The full trailer for Loki on Disney Plus is here, and it looks like a strange, unpredictable series.

Loki's Latest Trailer Is a Timey Wimey Joyride Through the MCU

1KGizmodo / 5h
Loki , the Asgardian royal family’s resident enfant terrible, has broken many a law in his time traipsing across the universe in Marvel Studio’s films, and Disney+’s upcoming Loki series , it seems as if the mischief maker’s finally going to do the time for at least some of his crimes. Read more...

LG talks Android 12 updates and support after axing mobile business

20SlashGear / 5h
LG may be shutting down its phone business, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck if you’ve been waiting for an Android 12 update – assuming Google’s release schedule matches up with LG’s closing plans. Announced late on Sunday, the South Korean firm bowed to years of pressure – and an almost equal period of speculation – and confirmed … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning Day 11: Decluttering the Bathroom

27How-To Geek / 5h
Even if you pride yourself on living a pretty clutter-free life, there’s just something about the bathroom that attracts it. Let’s kick off our week of deep cleaning the bathroom by getting the junk out. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Simple Energy shows off electric scooter prototype in action

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
The Simple Energy Mark 2 will take on the Ather 450X in the Indian electric scooter market with a 240-km of range and 100 kph maximum speed.

How American, Delta and United are using tech to help you navigate the return to travel

95The Points Guy / 5h
Never in the history of commercial aviation have airlines had to deal with so many constantly evolving travel restrictions. Is French Polynesia accepting tourists this week ? Can U.S. flyers transit Hong Kong to get to The Maldives ? Is Abu Dhabi’s COVID-19 test cutoff 72 or 96 hours ? With every single country adding its own special touch to entry restrictions and testing requirements, there’s o

Fun but doomed: LG's most memorable smartphones

100+BBC News - Technology / 5h
The South Korean firm is giving up on mobiles after repeatedly trying to out-innovate the market.

Disney+ 'Loki' trailer sets up a reality-twisting adventure that ties back to 'Avengers'

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97Mashable / 5h
Loki looks like it'll be a treat for Marvel fans. This expansive new trailer for the upcoming Disney+ series lays out some of what to expect from Tom Hiddleston's first, big solo venture as the MCU's most mischievous Asgardian. Apparently, Loki's previous Evil Plot(TM) involving the Tesseract — which as we all now know was really just a disguise for one of the Infinity Stones — messed up the time

Playing the World's Largest 6-Foot-Long, 65-Pound Nintendo Switch Looks Like an Excellent Workout

95Gizmodo / 5h
For many of us, the last year was definitive proof that sitting on a couch with a portable console in hand is a terrible way to stay in shape. But what if that console was a supersized version of the Nintendo Switch measuring six feet long and weighing 65 pounds? Just trying to reach the buttons and hold it in your… Read more...

ConductorOne raises $5M in seed round led by Accel to automate your access requests

200+TechCrunch / 5h
Over the course of their careers, Alex Bovee and Paul Querna realized that while the use of SaaS apps and cloud infrastructure was exploding, the process to give employees permission to use them was not keeping up. The pair led Zero Trust strategies and products at Okta, and could see the problem firsthand. For the unacquainted, Zero Trust is a security concept based on the premise that organizat

Can You Make Yourself Like Yoga?

44Lifehacker / 5h
I have never been a fan of yoga. I’ve tried it several times throughout my adult life as “yoga bodies” and yoga studios became inescapable, but I’m a relatively high-energy person who prefers running and other cardio if given the choice. And while the few yoga classes I experimentally took were challenging, they… Read more...

How to Stop Windows 10’s Antivirus from Sending Files to Microsoft

51How-To Geek / 5h
By default, Windows 10’s built-in antivirus automatically sends samples of suspicious files from your computer to Microsoft. While this helps boost security, you can choose to disable this option, if you like. Here, we’ll show you how to turn this option off on your PC. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Skullcandy Dime Earbuds Review: Worth More Than What You Paid

27How-To Geek / 5h
Skullcandy’s latest pair of true wireless earbuds are quite the attention grabber. Not for any notable features or accomplishments, but rather the price—$25 is quite the bargain. But while you may expect these to be low-end earbuds that barely function, they are much, much more than that. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Microsoft Teams will be able to run more smoothly on your old slow PC

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
New bandwidth controls will allow admins to define geo-specific controls.

Huawei P50 series camera sensors and other details leaked

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Huawei P50 series of smartphones might feature an array of cameras with top-of-the-line sensors from Sony along with some ridiculous specs.

How to Use DigitalOcean Backups and Snapshots

How-To Geek / 5h
How’s your backup strategy? You can protect your cloud assets from disaster by making regular backups. Here’s how to use DigitalOcean’s two imaging systems, Backups and Snapshots. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Sony Xperia 1 III shown off from all angles in case renders

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
A case maker has shown off the likely design of both the Sony Xperia 1 III and the Sony Xperia 10 III.

Encryption Has Never Been More Essential—or Threatened

300+Wired / 5h
As we communicate more digitally, governments encroach more on our privacy. End-to-end encryption cannot be taken for granted.

Is This the Best Way to Dice an Onion?

43Lifehacker / 5h
Working at Lifehacker means questioning everything, and being open to the fact that “the way we’ve always done it” isn’t always the best way to continue doing anything. But “best” is a relative term, particularly when we’re talking about food, as there are often multiple ways to arrive at the same end point; not to… Read more...

Soft robotic dragonfly detects environmental conditions in water

SlashGear / 5h
Engineers at Duke University developed an entirely soft robot shaped like a dragonfly designed to skim across the water’s surface and react to environmental conditions. The robot, called DraBot, is entirely electronics-free and reacts to environmental conditions like pH, temperature, or the presence of oil. Researchers believe that the proof of principle demonstration unit could be the precursor

How to Increase Your iCloud Storage Space

How-To Geek / 5h
Apple iCloud is great for backing up your devices and syncing documents, photos, and videos across your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and even PC. If you find yourself running out of iCloud storage space, it’s easy to upgrade for a monthly subscription fee. Here’s how to get more. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

American is giving away over 100 million miles to celebrate 40th anniversary of AAdvantage

400+The Points Guy / 5h
Happy 40th anniversary to American Airlines’ AAdvantage! First launched in 1981, AAdvantage was one of the first airline loyalty programs . Forty years and one pandemic later, American is gearing up for a (virtual) celebration. On Monday, the carrier is launching a month-long instant-win promotion, filled with prizes and special offers designed to inspire travel. AAdvantage members can check out

Capital One Miles: Everything You Need To Know

66One Mile at a Time / 6h
In general I recommend earning transferable points currencies with your credit cards whenever possible, to give you flexibility. Capital One has one of the four major transferable points currencies, and in this post I wanted to take an in-depth look at how the program works. This could be especially useful to understand if you’re considering picking up the Venture Card with its current increased

Beats Solo Pro wireless headphones drop to $145 on Woot

63Engadget / 6h
Save more than 50 percent on the Beats Solo Pro wireless headphones at Woot.

This one-off 2021 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid is as green as it gets

SlashGear / 6h
Somewhere in Shanghai, there’s a particular Chinese buyer who’s making his/her wealthy peers green with envy with this one-off 2021 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid. Inspired by the color green that symbolizes purity, hope, regeneration, harmony, and growth in Chinese culture, the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid Shanghai edition is a fine example of Bentley Mulliner’s exquisite craftsmanship. It starts with a new

India’s Swiggy nears $5 billion valuation in new $800 million fundraise

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Swiggy has raised about $800 million in a new financing round, the Indian food delivery startup told employees on Monday, as it looks to expand its business in the country quarters after the startup cut its workforce to navigate the pandemic. In an email to employees, first reported by Times of India journalist Digbijay Mishra, Swiggy co-founder and chief executive Sriharsha Majety said the start

Theragun's pricey massage gun delivers on its muscle recovery promise

91Engadget / 6h
The Theragun Elite is a percussive therapy massage gun that helped my sore muscles recover from workouts and alleviate aches and pains.

Xbox Live outage was caused by major DNS DDoS attack

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
An “anomalous surge” in DNS queries that came from all over the world forced cloud-based apps offline.

How to Stream PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Games to All Your Other Devices

59Gizmodo / 6h
Is someone else in your household hogging the big screen TV? Would you like to game in a different room without lugging your console around? If you’ve managed to get your hands on a PlayStation 5 , an Xbox Series X , or an Xbox Series S , you can stream games from these consoles to other devices on the same wifi network. Read more...

Four astronauts took a Dragon for a spin on Monday morning

100+Ars Technica / 6h
Early on Monday, a Crew Dragon was docked at the "forward" port of the Harmony module. [credit: NASA TV ] Early on Monday morning, four astronauts donned their flight suits and clambered into their Crew Dragon spacecraft, named Resilience . But they were not coming home. Rather, NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, as well as Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi, were pre

How to Turn off Annoying Save Login Pop-ups in Firefox

28How-To Geek / 6h
Firefox comes with a built-in password manager called Lockwise, which is also accessible outside the browser. But if you use a password manager like LastPass, you might find the save login pop-ups in Firefox annoying. Here’s how to disable them. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Why you should care about Delta’s Pay with Miles feature

39The Points Guy / 6h
I’ll shamelessly admit that I’ve been running on the elite status hamster wheel for several years now. After achieving Diamond Medallion status with Delta for the first time several years ago I got a taste of “the good life.” And each year since, I’ve devised a strategy to maintain it. I won’t go into excruciating detail on how I continue to requalify for top-tier Delta status each year, and ackn

How To Access Delta SkyClubs (2021)

71One Mile at a Time / 6h
Want to learn more about accessing US airline lounges? See my series about how to access Alaska Lounges , American Admirals Clubs , Delta SkyClubs , and United Clubs . Every airline has a different approach when it comes to offering lounge access, though Delta is in a whole different league when it comes to discouraging memberships and day passes, and rather focusing on offering lounge access thr

Chinese startups rush to bring alternative protein to people’s plates

100+TechCrunch / 6h
On a recent morning in downtown Shenzhen, Lingyu queued up to order her go-to McMuffin. As she waited in line with other commuters, the 50-year-old accountant noticed the new vegetarian options on the menu and decided to try the imitation spam and scrambled egg burger. “I’ve never had fake meat,” she said of the burger — one of five new breakfast items that McDonald’s introduced last week in thre

FinanZero, Brazil’s free online credit marketplace, raises $7M

100+TechCrunch / 6h
FinanZero , a Brazilian online credit marketplace, announced today that it has closed a $7 million round of funding — its fourth since it launched in 2016. It has raised a total of $22.85 million to date. The real-time online loan broker allows people to apply for a personal loan, a car equity loan or a home equity loan for free and receive an answer in minutes. A key to FinanZero’s success is th

The Other History of the DC Universe Sheds a Crucial Light on Katana's Interior Life

400+Gizmodo / 6h
In the grand pantheon of DC Comics characters with decidedly uninspired names (see: Superman, Batman), the Japanese assassin-turned-antihero Katana —codename of Tatsu Yamashiro—has always stood out as being a prime example of how comics have a long history of conceptualizing heroes and villains of color in rather… Read more...

Researchers show animal DNA can be collected from the air

SlashGear / 6h
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have demonstrated for the first time that animal DNA shed in the environment can be collected from the air. Researchers say the proof of concept study opens the potential for new ecological, health, and forensic applications for environmental DNA (eDNA). The researchers say living organisms like plants and animals shed DNA into the … Continue readi

Microsoft Edge is starting to claw back on Firefox

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Edge has been consistently outperforming Firefox for the past year in terms of user acquisition.

Is Thor: The Dark World really the worst MCU movie?

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The MCU’s Phase 2 faced stumbling blocks in Thor: The Dark World.

Facebook leak: Irish regulator probes 'old' data dump

Facebook Users Data•
300+BBC News - Technology / 6h
The Irish regulator is checking that an "old" leak of 500 million users' data is what Facebook says.

Hulu's 'WeWork' doc falls into the same trap it's trying to expose

87Mashable / 6h
It only feels like a decade ago that WeWork CEO Adam Neumann was ousted from the company he cofounded, in spectacularly public fashion. In truth, it's been less than two years. Already, though, Hulu's documentary about WeWork's rise and fall feels like a look back at another era. In part, that's because the pandemic has made everything that came before it seem impossibly distant. But it's also be

Who Was the Most Evil Scientist in History?

79Gizmodo / 6h
The majority of scientists are, I’d wager, not particularly evil. Most just want to understand plants, or the Moon, or kidneys, or whatever. Conduct little experiments, marginally expand the stockpile of verifiable human truths, that kind of thing. Then there are the eugenicists, weapons/biowarfare specialists,… Read more...

New York – Milan Business Class Awards Wide Open On Both American And Emirates

23View from the Wing / 6h
Starting mid-November, a majority of days have at least 4 business class saver award seats available flying American Airlines New York JFK - Milan. Some days even have 6 or more. Continue reading ...

Android Is Wasted on This Lenovo Tablet

100+Wired / 6h
The Tab P11 Pro is a great midrange slate—which would be more exciting if the poorly optimized operating system wasn’t such a lost cause.

Pods, Deployments and Replica Sets: Kubernetes Resources Explained

How-To Geek / 6h
Kubernetes is not known for being approachable. To master Kubernetes, you need to understand how its abstractions fit together. Kubernetes comes with dozens of resource types which you can use within your applications. Let’s look at the roles of the most frequently used resources. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

How to Set up PGP Encryption in ProtonMail

How-To Geek / 6h
Pretty Good Privacy, or PGP for short, lets you lock your email messages so that only the intended recipient with the key can view them. ProtonMail is one of the few email services that supports this feature without any extra software. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Ford Performance Parts 12,000-pound Super Duty winch now available

SlashGear / 7h
One of the coolest things about the Ford Super Duty Tremor pickup that Ford revealed in the past was that the truck came with a 12,000-pound winch to pull it out of any particularly rough spots off-road. There were undoubtedly many other Super Duty owners who wished they could buy that winch for their trucks as well. Ford Performance Parts … Continue reading

How to Check if Your Phone Number Is in the Huge Facebook Data Leak

1KGizmodo / 7h
Hacked data on over 553 million Facebook users was leaked online over the weekend, including names, birthdates, a Facebook user’s relationship status, the city where they live, their workplace, and sometimes even email addresses. But the most sensitive data included in the leak is arguably the phone numbers, which are… Read more...

The Morning After: LG quits the smartphone race

200+Engadget / 7h
Today’s headlines: LG quits the smartphone race, scientists demonstrate how DNA can be collected from the air and Hyundai’s Genesis broke the world record for the most drones in the sky.

What if you lose your vaccine card?

1KThe Points Guy / 7h
According to a Johns Hopkins University study, just over 16% of the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are one of the fortunate Americans to be vaccinated, you likely received a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) card . This is the only way to confirm that someone has been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the United States right now. It’s hard enou

Watch: Unboxing Huawei Mate40 Pro

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
A look at Huawei's magnificent new Mate 40 Pro

The English cricketer turned elite Madden gamer

200+BBC News - Technology / 7h
How England physical disability cricketer Liam O'Brien has become one of the best in the world at the Madden NFL computer game.

Github may have been infiltrated to run cryptominers

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Attackers are abusing the automated systems at the popular open source code repository.

Aerion AS3TM is a supersonic passenger aircraft capable of over Mach 4

SlashGear / 7h
Aerion plans to launch a supersonic business jet for the wealthy in 2027 called the AS2. After the launch of the business jet, the company plans to turn its hand to something meant more for the masses. It’s currently planning a supersonic passenger aircraft called the AS3TM that would carry 50 passengers at speeds over Mach 4. Previously, the only … Continue reading

Independent Video Game Stores Are Here to Stay

200+Wired / 7h
Despite rising digital sales and the pandemic, retro gaming and tight-knit clienteles are keeping smaller shops alive while other retailers falter.

7 Emergency Preparedness Apps to Keep on Your Phone

1KWired / 7h
Don’t wait till the storm is coming or the earthquake starts to grab these from the app store.

Silicon Valley Revs Up for a ‘Hot Startup’ Summer

100+Wired / 7h
“Now is the time to start stepping on the gas,” as one prominent VC firm put it to founders.

Sneaky New Bacteria on the ISS Could Build a Future on Mars

400+Wired / 7h
NASA tracks the microbes that live on the space station, and sometimes it discovers new ones. Those hardy bugs may offer clues about surviving long missions.

Reader Question: Why are transferable points worth more than other rewards?

26The Points Guy / 7h
Editor’s note: This article is part of a column to answer your toughest credit card questions. If you would like to ask us a question, tweet us at @thepointsguy , message us on Facebook or email us at . TPG reader Khant sent us a Facebook message to ask about point valuations: “I noticed that you value Ultimate Rewards more than points or miles from any of Chase’s transfer p

How concerned should you be about deepfake fraud?

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Deepfakes have catapulted from a niche interest into to a mainstream phenomenon. How concerned should you be about deepfake fraud?

Federal labor agency says Amazon illegally fired climate activists

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100+Engadget / 8h
Amazon illegally retaliated against two former employees after it fired them for staging climate and workplace safety protests last year, according to federal labor regulators.

MEDLI2 data shines light on Perseverance rover entry, descent, and landing

SlashGear / 8h
NASA’s Perseverance rover was successfully placed on the surface of Mars on February 18, 2021. On that date, the rover began exploring Mars. One of the crucial technologies aboard the protective aeroshield that helped document the entry, descent, and landing (EDL) of the spacecraft is MEDLI2. All of the MEDLI2 data was stored on Perseverance for transmission to Earth after … Continue reading

The 6 Worst Versions of Windows, Ranked

200+How-To Geek / 8h
Microsoft crafted Windows RT as an ARM-based version of Windows that would run on a new class of lighter, more power-efficient machines like the Surface RT. There was only one problem: It couldn’t run millions of Windows apps designed for Windows’ traditional x86 architecture. And most of the Windows 8-specific apps in the Windows Store at the time weren’t very good. Read This Article on How-To G

Nvidia could combat RTX 3000 stock shortages by pumping out GTX 1650 GPUs

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It’s just a rumor, but Nvidia might have a solution – of sorts – to the current Ampere GPU supply issues.

Arch Linux looks to make installation nice and simple

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New installer does a good job of simplifying the notoriously cumbersome Arch installation process.

See Industrial Light and Magic's Enormous LED Set for 'The Mandalorian'

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If you watched the Disney+ series The Mandalorian, you probably wondered how Disney and Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) got it to look so darn good. Their powerful new filmmaking technique, StageCraft, is to thank, and ILM talks about it in greater detail in this cool new behind-the-scenes video. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

NASA's Sonification Project Lets You Listen to Stars and Black Holes

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When we think about objects in space, like galaxies and black holes, our only frame of reference are the images we’ve seen, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and similar instruments. Now, thanks to NASA’s new data sonification series, we can translate data signals of these objects into audio. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Here's What It's Like to Fly into a Volcano (from a Drone's Perspective)

100+How-To Geek / 8h
If you owned a $1,000 drone, would you fly it into the mouth of a volcano? Well, you don’t have to, because photographer Garðar Ólafs did it for you. He took his 4K DJI drone so close to the mouth of Icelandic volcano Fagradalsfjall that part of the drone melted. Thankfully, he caught it all on video. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Realme 8 5G and Realme 8 Pro 5G to launch in India soon

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The Realme 8 series of budget smartphones will soon be joined with their 5G counterparts in India at a price of under Rs 20,000.

2022 Toyota GR 86 debuts with a new name and a bigger engine

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The 2022 Toyota GR 86 recently debuted online, five months after the new Subaru BRZ made its official debut last year. And this got us thinking: Is Toyota cooking up a storm for its latest two-door sports car (to differentiate the 86 further from its BRZ platform-mate)? Or is Toyota simply taking its sweet time in releasing the third and … Continue reading

Ransomware attacks are becoming more dangerous than ever

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Victim businesses are encouraged not to pay the ransom but instead set up a strong backup solution.

LG to Stop Making Phones Worldwide by July 31

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LG, the South Korea-based electronics manufacturer, will soon stop producing new mobile phones worldwide, according to a press release from the company early Monday. Read more...

How the pandemic is fueling the tech industry’s union push

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The last votes for one of the most closely watched unionization drives in modern history came in on Monday, March 29, and results could be announced shortly. The vote among almost 6,000 workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, on whether to join the Retail Warehouse and Department Store Union, or RWDSU, drew reaction from every corner, from the National Football Players Playe

NASA BioSentinel CubeSat completes assembly and battery testing

SlashGear / 8h
NASA has announced that the BioSentinel CubeSat is nearing flight-ready status after the satellite has completed assembly and battery testing. BioSentinel operates at the NASA Ames Research Center in California and is in the last stretch of preparations before the spacecraft will be shipped to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for launch. BioSentinel will be sent on a deep … Continue reading

Amazon Fire tablet vs Amazon Kindle: we'll help you understand the difference

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We'll help you understand the difference between Amazon's two lines of tablet devices, the Kindle ereaders and Fire tablets.

Plasma vs OLED: how have televisions improved?

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How did OLED improve on the plasma technology that preceded it? We look at the tech underpinning plasma and how it led to the OLED explosion of today's market.

Nearly all security professionals are struggling to secure IoT devices

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IoT and IIoT devices don't fit into existing security approaches easily, report finds.

Microsoft says it's going to get working on an Xbox Series X mini fridge

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After Xbox triumphs in a Twitter poll, a Microsoft executive has promised to put the mini fridges into production.

Can the Gleam of High-End Watches Thrive on Audio-Only Clubhouse?

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It took luxury brands years to get used to the internet — but just months to start talking on the audio chat site. Are they a fit?

Amazon’s Clashes With Labor: Days of Conflict and Control

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Amazon was built on an underdog philosophy, but its workers are finding a voice. That presents a problem for the company that goes far beyond the union vote in Alabama.

Conquer spring cleaning with this heavy-duty vacuum on sale

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TL;DR: Get ahead on your heavy-duty spring cleaning with the Sirena Vacuum Cleaner , on sale for $134 off with code VACUUM134. As of April 5, grab it for $755. The Sirena is a bagless vacuum cleaner that uses a water filter and a HEPA filter to remove dust, dirt, allergens, and even bad odors. It features two different cleaning modes: a high-speed mode that's used for general cleaning, and a low-

Samsung's Adidas-branded Galaxy Buds Pro come in a snapback-shaped case

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Samsung is doing some co-branding with Adidas as a way to create some buzz around its wireless earbud products, while buffing up its eco-friendly bonafides.

OnePlus 9 Pro costs more than expected in the US

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Only the most expensive OnePlus 9 Pro model is currently available in the US, and only the cheapest OnePlus 9 is.

Infinix to launch two 5G smartphones with MediaTek SoCs

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Infinix has announced that two new 5G smartphones are coming from the company which would feature MediaTek chipsets. They will compete with the Realme Narzo series.

LG's journey in smartphones in India: What went wrong?

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LG even though was a pioneer in innovation, it always seemed that the company lacked a clear strategy when it came to mobile devices. There were far too many changes and the devices were marred by the frequently changing prices.

Take action against cyber-crime before it's too late

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Organizations still rely on tools that were implemented for the pandemic, but for cybersecurity purposes this needs to change.

Realme X7 Pro Ultra with Dimensity 1000 Plus launched in China

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Realme X7 Pro Ultra is the latest flagship from the brand in the X7 series with more downgrades rather than upgrades from the Realme X7 Pro.

Jio brings 'Call of Duty Mobile Aces Esports Challenge' on JioGames platform

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Jio has partnered with Qualcomm to announce the beginning of a year-long collaboration on JioGames ‘Esports platform’. The collaboration will start with the first contest, ‘Call of Duty Mobile Aces Esports Challenge’.

Massive Facebook data breach leaks info on millions of users

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Phone numbers, email addresses and other personal details of millions of users leaked.

iPhone 13 mockup shows changes that might be coming to the notch

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A dummy unit purportedly matching the iPhone 13 gives us a better idea of how the new notch might look.

Unboxing: Huawei Mate 40 Pro

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A look at Huawei's magnificent new Mate 40 Pro

Byju’s acquires Indian tutor Aakash for nearly $1 billion

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Why did Byju’s raise over $1 billion last year and is already inching closer to securing another half a billion dollars ? We are getting some answers today. Byju’s said on Monday it has acquired Aakash Educational Services, a 33-year-old chain of physical coaching centres, as the Indian online learning giant looks to further consolidate its leadership position in the world’s second-largest intern

OnePlus 9 Pro base model is still nowhere to be found

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It has barely been two weeks since OnePlus announced its early 2021 champs but it seems that the OnePlus 9 series has been struck by the company’s notorious launch day bad luck. If asked, OnePlus probably would prefer that people buy its top-of-the-line and most expensive OnePlus 9 Pro model, one that came with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy F12, Galaxy F02s launched in India starting at Rs 8,999

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Samsung has added two new budget phones in the F-series in India. The Galaxy F12 and the Galaxy F02s will be joining the Galaxy F41 and F62 phones.

'The Power' is a claustrophobic horror movie with a devastating message

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There are many striking images in The Power , but the one that stands out most clearly is a painting. A little cartoon girl, staring wide-eyed from the wall of a paediatrics ward, her finger pressed tightly to her lips. It's just one of many unnerving details in the sprawling 1970s London hospital complex where Val (Rose Williams) starts her new job as a nurse — but as she soon discovers when her

Will LG's exit help archrival Samsung consolidate its mobile business?

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LG has announced that it is shuttering its loss-making mobile phone business worldwide as the once pioneer brand looks to focus its resources in “growth areas”. Which are the brands that'll benefit from LG's demise in the mobile segment?

Mummies of pharaohs and queens make historic procession through Cairo

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Few things in antiquity spark fantasy and imagination as much as the kings and some queens of ancient Egypt. The stuff of legend, horror, and studies, the remains of these people long gone, more popularly known as mummies, are revered not just as historical artifacts but also national treasures. Everything about them is treated with respect and sometimes with fear. … Continue reading

Realme Buds Air 2 Neo looks to bring ANC on a budget

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The Realme Buds Air 2 Neo will be amongst the cheapest TWS with active noise cancellation when it launches on April 7 in Pakistan.

Free Fire OB27 Advance Server APK download link is live for Android devices

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Free Fire's new beta server has a new OB27 update which gives players a chance to check out what is coming for the next big update of the game.

iPhone 12 vs Google Pixel 5: two bids for smartphone supremacy

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Accessible luxury meets superb value as Apple and Google present contrasting smartphone visio