Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Technology News and More Wednesday Edition

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Scientists Just Found Evidence for Fifth Force of Nature

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4KFuturism / 2h
Researchers at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, or Fermilab, in Illinois, have found new evidence suggesting that a subatomic particle called a muon is not following the known laws of physics, as The New York Times reports . Muons are a lot like electrons but 207 times as massive. They also tend to decay extremely quickly into electrons and super-light particles called neutrinos. Expose

Don't Watch Netflix's Seaspiracy

1KGizmodo / 6h
Yesterday, the sun was shining bright, and birds were chirping outside my window, and the buds were really starting to coming out on the trees. It was a stupidly perfect day really, and I had to go ruin it all by watching Seaspiracy . Read more...

Greece to welcome tourists back on May 14, outlines 5 lines of defense to reduce COVID-19 risk

1KThe Points Guy / 4h
Greece officials have confirmed that the country will reopen its borders to visitors on May 14. “The whole country is safe,” Tourism Minister Haris Theocharis said to parliament in outlining the sun-soaked European nation’s plans to reopen. Sign up to receive the daily TPG newsletter for more travel news! That plan includes a “five lines of defense” strategy. Those lines include: All visitors mus

Test Your Retro Gaming Skills In a Battle Royale With 'Pac-Man 99'

Lifehacker / 5min
A brand new Pac-Man game, Pac-Man 99 , is launching today exclusively on Nintendo Switch, and you can play it for free if you’re a Nintendo Switch Online Subscriber. Read more...

A Trio of Extreme Brown Dwarfs Have Been Found Spinning at Their Physical Limits

Gizmodo / 10min
New research documents the fastest-spinning brown dwarfs on record. The objects are rotating so rapidly that, should they rotate any faster, they’d likely tear themselves apart. The finding could mean that these so-called “failed stars” have a built-in speed limit. Read more...

You can now earn Star Alliance Gold status without flying — here’s how

The Points Guy / 11min
You can now earn Star Alliance Gold status by transferring 250,000 American Express Membership Rewards , Chase Ultimate Rewards or Citi ThankYou points to Singapore Airlines Krisflyer . Singapore Airlines is awarding KrisFlyer elite status qualifying points on non-travel points earning through Feb. 28, 2022. This includes things like points transfers, shopping purchases and spending on internatio

Biden admin could set emissions limits so high gas cars can’t meet them

Ars Technica / 11min
Enlarge (credit: Thomas Kienzle / AFP / Getty Images ) The Environmental Protection Agency will be issuing revised fuel economy standards by the end of July, said new EPA Administrator Michael Regan, rewriting Trump-era limits that dictate emissions limits for cars and light trucks through the 2026 model year. The goal with the revised standards, he added, will be to mitigate certain climate impa

Uber entices drivers back post-pandemic with $250 million stimulus

60TechCrunch / 16min
Despite the classification of ride-hail drivers as “essential workers” during the early days of the pandemic, last April Uber’s business dropped by 80%. Drivers decided they’d rather not risk contracting or spreading COVID-19 for the measly revenue provided by the few rides per day they were getting, so when the federal CARES Act extended the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance to gig workers, many

AstraZeneca vaccine linked to rare blood clots, EU regulators conclude

20Ars Technica / 19min
Enlarge / Vials of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are seen during the opening of a vaccination center in Cyprus on March 22, 2021. (credit: Getty | Etienne Torbey ) European medical regulators on Wednesday concluded that there is a strong link between AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and life-threatening conditions involving the unusual combination of blood clots and low levels of blood platelets

Netflix's 'The Wedding Coach' actually made me feel ready to be a bridesmaid

Mashable / 22min
Being a maid of honor was always one of those things I knew I'd do... eventually . But when my soon-to-be brother-in-law proposed to my sister last December, that thing Future Me would theoretically do became a thing Present Me was actually doing — and like, right now. That development freaked me the fuck out. Not only did the pressure of showing up for one of my favorite people overwhelm me, but

Halo: The Master Chief Collection season 6 kicks off with a new map and game mode

SlashGear / 26min
343 Industries and Microsoft kicked off season 6 within Halo: The Master Chief Collection earlier today, and the new seasonal update is shipping with some big additions. Obviously, the new season also kicks off a new progression system for players to work their way through, with 100 tiers of content to unlock. Beyond that, however, there’s a new map, a … Continue reading

Apple privacy report explains the coming flood of data tracking pop-ups

SlashGear / 26min
Apple has released an updated version of its privacy report, “A Day in the Life of Your Data,” ahead of enforcing App Tracking Transparency rules for iPhone and iPad apps in iOS 14.5. The new policy will demand third-party apps request permission from users before they can share individual data for ad-targeting, something which is likely to mean an uptick … Continue reading

The 10 Best Deals of April 7, 2021

36Lifehacker / 33min
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The 10 Best Deals of April 7, 2021

36Gizmodo / 34min
Wednesday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Is Coming Back—Again

100+Gizmodo / 34min
In 1997, Mike Nelson and his robot friends, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot, watched a bad sci-fi film called The Thing That Couldn’t Die . We might as well rename the beloved TV series Mystery Series Theater 3000 with the same title, because the fan-favorite show looks like it’s almost certainly going to be resurrected… Read more...

Review: Alila Ventana Big Sur All-Inclusive Dining

One Mile at a Time / 34min
I recently took my mom to California , and the highlight of our trip was a three night stay at the Alila Ventana Big Sur. I reviewed this hotel in great detail back in 2019, so this time around am only reviewing two specific aspects of the experience — in a previous post I reviewed the Big Sur Suite we stayed in , and in this post I wanted to review our dining experience at the hotel. The hotel b

How to Choose a Sweat-Resistant Sunscreen

Lifehacker / 41min
Sunscreen is essential for outdoor summer workouts, but there are few grosser feelings in life than when your sweat turns your forehead into a slip’n’slide and a layer of goopy sunscreen comes sliding down. Read more...

Boston Dynamics Robot Runs Out of Battery During Military Combat Drill, Needs to Be Carried

400+Futurism / 45min
The French army’s foremost military school, École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr, has shown off pictures of the latest addition to its team of combatants: a four-legged robotic dog called Spot, built by US firm Boston Dynamics. 21. Je déploie le robot pour reconnaitre OSCAR3. Retour en images sur l’exercice de recherche appliquée organisé les 30 et 31 mars par l’EMIA et le centre de recherche. R

This new VR headset packs tracks your heart rate and pupil dilation

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 47min
The HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition tracks key physical metrics for adaptive experiences – but it's not cheap.

PlayStation 5 game trailer Abandoned makes two silly mistakes

SlashGear / 54min
The game Abandoned was just teased by the folks at Sony for the game platform PlayStation 5. This game looks shockingly realistic. They’ve gone ahead and jumped over the uncanny valley – at least here in the trailer – and made it clear they’re not afraid to work with unsaturated capture and simple sensibilities to make the whole experience feel … Continue reading

Google I/O 2021 registration opens for virtual event: Dates and details

SlashGear / 1h
Google may have skipped its big developer event last year, but I/O is returning for 2021, though with an online format as you might expect. Announced today, the three day event will kick off on May 18, and as always we’re expecting to hear about the latest in Android, Chrome, and some of the more unusual moonshot ideas that Google … Continue reading

Sky Go on Xbox: How to install it and start watching now

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Here’s how to binge-watch shows from Sky’s entertainment library by accessing Sky Go on Xbox consoles.

How to watch Season 2 of 'Yellowstone'

Mashable / 1h
What: Season 2 of Yellowstone Where to watch: On Peacock Premiere date: June 19, 2019 When we last saw the Dutton family, they were reeling from the deaths of John’s (Kevin Costner) eldest son Lee (Dave Annable) and brother-in-law Robert Long (Jeremiah Bitsui). They were also in the midst of a land war with the neighboring Native American tribe. John found out he had cancer, which he kept a secre

Is a 'Robo-Advisor' Really as Trustworthy as a Human?

Lifehacker / 1h
A recent Harvard Business School study showed that most people trust an algorithm more than they do the judgement of their fellow humans . So when it comes to investing, should you use an automated robo-advisor to maintain your portfolio, or are you better off spending a little more money on a flesh and blood … Read more...

Wannabe Assassin Gets 12 Years on Chemical Weapon Charges for Trying to Buy Dimethylmercury

Gizmodo / 1h
A federal court has sentenced a Missouri man who tried to buy the deadly poison dimethylmercury, a notoriously toxic substance that can kill in just a few drops on the skin, on the dark web to 12 years in prison. Read more...

Pinterest announces $500K Creator Fund, ‘Creator Code’ content policy, moderation tools and more

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Pinterest today hosted an event focused on its creator community, where the company announced a series of updates including the launch of a $500,000 Creator Fund, a new content policy called the Creator Code, as well as new moderation tools, among other things. With the changes, the company says its goal is to ensure the platform continues to be a “inclusive, positive and inspiring place.” The ne

The do’s and don’ts of bug bounty programs with Katie Moussouris

80TechCrunch / 1h
In the rush to launch, cybersecurity doesn’t always get the attention it deserves, and yet it’s one of the first things that startups learn can — and will — go wrong. Hacker and security researchers can be some of your biggest assets in helping your startup stay secure. Vulnerability disclosure and bug bounty programs are part of working with the hacker community to build a stronger, more resilie

Virgin Galactic made a spaceship that can reflect its surroundings — Future Blink

20Mashable / 1h
Virgin Galactic's "VSS Imagine" is the first Spaceship III in the company's fleet, which will establish how future vehicles are designed. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Virgin Galactic , Spaceship , Mirror , and Space Travel

Hyundai's Genesis broke the Guinness World Record for most drones flown at once — Future Blink

Mashable / 1h
To announce its debut in China, Hyundai's Genesis put on a drone show with...wait for it...3,281 drones. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Hyundai , Genesis , Guinness World Record , and Drone Show

A Common Chemical Is Causing a Huge Wave of Parkinson’s Disease, Doctor Warns

29Futurism / 1h
Doctors have a difficult time tracing cases of Parkinson’s Disease back to their root cause, in no small part because the degenerative neurological condition can be triggered by exposure to chemicals years before any symptoms emerge. But case numbers have increased drastically in the US over the course of the last decade, University of Rochester Medical Center neurologist Ray Dorsey warned The Gu

EmDrive, the 'Impossible' Engine Tested by NASA, Is Knocked Down Once Again

33Gizmodo / 1h
Five years ago, NASA researchers experimented with an object called the EmDrive (or electromagnetic drive), a Y-shaped metal chamber in which, they reported, thrust could be produced without propellant. Such a contraption would refute core principles of physics as we know them and eliminate a huge barrier to deep… Read more...

Fermilab’s first Muon g-2 experiment results challenge known physics

SlashGear / 1h
Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory has published its first results from the Muon g-2 experiment, hinting at ‘yet undiscovered particles or forces.’ At the core of the effort is confirmation that the particles referred to as muons do not behave as you’d expect based on the Standard Model of particle physics. This deviation, the lab notes, ‘might hint at exciting new … Continue reading

Riders face long waits as Uber and Lyft struggle to recruit drivers

36Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: FG Trade / Getty Images ) Around this time last year, Uber and Lyft saw demand plunge for their flagship ride-hailing services as fear of the coronavirus kept most people at home. By May 2020, Uber's ride bookings had plunged 80 percent from their level a year earlier. But now, as people get vaccinated and some states are relaxing public health restrictions, demand for rides is s

Walnut wants to crack open flexibility for healthcare bills

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Healthcare insurance, if you’re lucky to have it, only covers a subset of conditions in the United States. As a result, patients can often get burdened with horror story charges, like huge deductibles, out-of-network costs and expensive co-pays. So for the uninsured and insured alike, innovative ways of managing big bills are in high demand — especially as uncertainty remains around how COVID-19

Learn How to Make Games With a Premium Unity Developer Certification Bundle for $45

36Gizmodo / 1h
Unity Developer Certification Bundle | $45 | StackSocial

How to watch Season 1 of 'Yellowstone'

Mashable / 1h
What: Season 1 of Yellowstone Where to watch: On Peacock Premiere date: June 20, 2018 Season 1 of Yellowstone introduced viewers to the Dutton family and its various members, including patriarch John (played by Kevin Costner), his daughter Beth (Kelly Reilly), and sons Kayce (Luke Grimes), Lee (Dave Annable), and Jamie (Wes Bentley). In a story as old as time itself, Yellowstone follows the Dutto

How the pandemic has altered — or eliminated — hotel amenities we once took for granted

29The Points Guy / 1h
The travel industry has undergone changes we could have never imagined in 2019. Airlines have shrunk dramatically as a result of the collapse of international travel. Cruise lines have laid up their ships and many hotels closed for several months — or forever. Hotels that remained open during the pandemic had to make some changes — and most of those changes are still in force. Hand sanitization s

Don't Open Unsolicited File Attachments from LinkedIn

28Lifehacker / 1h
You know you shouldn’t open unsolicited file attachments. The rule holds true whether you get them in an email, as a link on a public social media message, or randomly sent your way in a chat app: Don’t open a file you weren’t expecting to receive, ever . And even if you were expecting it, you should also be cautious… Read more...

Learn How to Make Games With a Premium Unity Developer Certification Bundle for $45

36Lifehacker / 1h
Unity Developer Certification Bundle | $45 | StackSocial

Apple Expands Find My App to Include Support for Third-Party Gadgets

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Gizmodo / 1h
Now you can use Apple’s Find My app to track down items that aren’t made by Apple. Read more...

Twitch ban hammer now avenges users in the physical world

SlashGear / 1h
The video game streaming platform Twitch just fired a warning shot at all would-be harassers of Twitch users both on and offline. They’ve updated the way their “off-service enforcement” policy is written, splitting into two categories. Category one covers someone harassed on Twitch as well as off Twitch. Category two covers serious misconduct that poses a substantial safety risk to … Continue rea

Monster Hunter Rise freebies drop as sales hit 5 million

SlashGear / 1h
We’re only about a week-and-a-half out from the launch of Monster Hunter Rise, and it’s already safe to say the game is already a success. Shortly after announcing that the game had shipped 4 million units by the end of its first weekend of availability, Capcom has now revealed that Monster Hunter Rise has sold – not shipped – 5 … Continue reading

Dell Alienware launches its first AMD-powered gaming laptop since 2007

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20Ars Technica / 1h
Behold: the all-important top-down keyboard view. [credit: Dell ] This time last year, we covered one of the first Ryzen 9 gaming laptops—Asus' ROG Zephyrus G14. A year later, Dell is joining the Ryzen-powered gaming laptop party with its new Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition. Last year, the Achilles heel of Ryzen-powered gaming laptops was mediocre GPU selection—for whatever reason, most manufacturers

Twitch will ban users for serious offline misconduct

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100+Engadget / 2h
An expanded safety policy targets major safety risks to the Twitch community that emerge offline or on other platforms.

Allegiant opening base in Austin, becomes latest to double down on Texas capital

100+The Points Guy / 2h
As airlines redraw their route networks, Austin is emerging as a clear winner. On Tuesday, Allegiant announced that it’ll invest $75 million to open a new base at Austin airport’s South Terminal (AUS), creating at least 89 jobs and housIng three Airbus A320 aircraft. Stay up-to-date on airline and aviation news by signing up for our brand-new aviation newsletter . By opening a permanent base, All

Biden Administration Talking To Airlines About Creation Of Vaccine Passports

View from the Wing / 2h
he U.S. federal government isn't going to require vaccine passports for citizens, nor are citizens going to be required to get vaccinated (though failing to require vaccination in exchange for $1400 stimmy checks was a huge lost opportunity in the fight against the pandemic). However the Biden administration is working on standards to allow for vaccine passports, and has been in talks with airlin

There's a new battle royale game just for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers

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24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Nintendo has announced Pac-Man 99, a new battle royale game that’s exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online.

TikTok is adding six new interactive, musical filters

36Engadget / 2h
Starting today, TikTok is rolling out new music-themed filters that promise greater interactivity.

How to Stream the 2021 Masters Tournament for Free

20Lifehacker / 2h
After closures and delays, fans are excited to see their favorite sports resume a (somewhat) regular schedule. Opening day for baseball was April 1 , and the PGA Masters returns for its 85th tournament tomorrow, April 8. The tournament takes place at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia with 72 holes over 7,475 yards … Read more...

Google IO 2021 will be virtual-only starting May 18

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24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Google IO 2021 invites go out for the virtual-only event, from May 18-20, and will be open to all following last year's cancelled Google showcase.

Eagles Are Filled With Rat Poison

57Gizmodo / 2h
Eagles are majestic, beautiful, and full of toxins that we’ve pumped into the environment. A new study finds that 82% of dead eagles examined between 2014 and 2018 had detectable levels of rat poison in their systems. Read more...

Google I/O is back and it's going virtual in 2021

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28Mashable / 2h
Not only is Google I/O actually happening this year, but it's also free to "attend." Due to the ongoing pandemic, Google I/O 2021 will be held virtually, which is better than nothing considering the company fully cancelled the event last year. As in the past, Google sent out a puzzle invite to the media to decode the event's details. And thanks to the puzzle-solvers over at 9to5Google , it's been

Twitch expands its rules against hate and abuse to include behavior off the platform

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84TechCrunch / 2h
Twitch will start holding its streamers to a higher standard. The company just expanded its hate and harassment policy, specifying more kinds of bad behavior that break its rules and could result in a ban from the streaming service. The news comes as Twitch continues to grapple with reports of abusive behavior and sexual harassment, both on the platform and within the company itself . In December

“Quarantine-Free” Flights Are Kind Of Deceiving

62One Mile at a Time / 2h
What is it with both airlines and all kinds of media outlets promoting “quarantine-free” flights in a way that’s unhelpful at best, and downright deceiving at worst? I’m writing about this now because I’m currently sitting outside at a coffee shop, and I overheard a lady telling her friend how she’s going to Italy next month. “I thought Europe was closed?” “No, we’re going on one of the quarantin

New Alienware m15 packs Ryzen 5000 processors – the first to use AMD CPUs in over a decade

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The rumor mill has proved to be correct as Dell’s Alienware m15 switches away from Intel.

Apple AirTags rumors find new life as Find My app gets a big update

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20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Apple’s Find My app to locate devices has been updated to track third-party accessories, which could pave the way for the rumored Apple AirTags.

T-Mobile's Massive 5G Push Includes Home Internet and Free 5G Phones

Gizmodo / 2h
T-Mobile would really like to bring you aboard the 5G train. As part of its latest Un-carrier initiative, the company announced it’s letting customers upgrade their smartphones to a 5G phone for “free,” offering a $60 home internet plan, and promising unlimited data for all. Read more...

Eufy's two-camera baby monitor kit is $50 off again at Amazon

39Engadget / 2h
Eufy's popular baby monitor kit is back down to its lowest price

Researchers identify genesis of the real Spiders from (on) Mars

SlashGear / 2h
A set of researchers published a paper this week identifying their work in exploring the once mysterious spider-like terrain on Mars. We’ve spoken of the surface of the red planet before – even after humanity landed rovers on Mars, mysteries remain. The Martian surface, as these researchers wrote, is “host to a variety of features which have no Earth analogs … Continue reading

What to Do When Your Child Fails a Test

Lifehacker / 2h
As our kids begin to wrap up this Pandemic School Year From Hell, they are likely to face some final exams in the coming weeks. While it would be great for them to ace every single class and individual test, realistically, they may struggle—whether with anxiety, with poor study habits, or with mustering the enthusiasm… Read more...

Bitcoin mining could single-handedly 'undermine' global sustainability drive

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Chinese bitcoin mining operations could generate 130.5m metric tons of carbon emissions by 2024.

Researchers Say Their 'Brain Glue' Could Someday Help People With Severe Brain Injuries

32Gizmodo / 2h
Scientists say they’re one step closer to showing that their experimental hydrogel technology—more plainly known as “brain glue”—can help people with traumatic brain injuries. In a recent study, they found that their brain glue helped prevent long-term damage and tissue loss in the injured brains of rats, while also… Read more...

SpaceX to keep Starlink pricing simple, exit beta when network is “reliable”

65Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / SpaceX Starlink logo. (credit: Getty Images | SOPA Images ) The Starlink broadband network will probably stick with one price instead of offering different tiers of service, SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell said yesterday. "I don't think we're going to do tiered pricing to consumers. We're going to try to keep it as simple as possible and transparent as possible, so right now th

Okta expands into privileged access management and identity governance reporting

92TechCrunch / 2h
Okta today announced it was expanding its platform into a couple of new areas. Up to this point, the company has been known for its identity access management product, giving companies the ability to sign onto multiple cloud products with a single sign on. Today, the company is moving into two new areas: privileged access and identity governance Privileged access gives companies the ability to pr

Apple Tightens Its Rules Around Its New Anti-Tracking Tech

Gizmodo / 2h
Apple’s offering a bit more clarity surrounding the anti-tracking tech that’s going to debut this spring . On Wednesday, a company spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that Apple’s so-called App Tracking Transparency (ATT) protocol will crack down on all identifiers an app might use to track you—not just identifiers… Read more...

Scientists Claim to Discover “Unexpected” New Viruses in Wuhan

500+Futurism / 2h
A team of researchers claims that it found evidence of multiple viruses — including several brand-new coronaviruses — in agricultural genomes from labs in Wuhan and other Chinese cities. Genetic sequences of crops like rice and cotton released between 2017 and 2020 contained the entire genetic sequences of new viruses that seem to be related to human diseases like MERS and SARS, according to rese

Watch us play Diablo II Resurrected before anyone else can: Livestream on 4/8

20Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / It's resurrected. But is it good? Find out in real time as I get world-premiere access to unrestricted gameplay via Ars' Twitch channel on Thursday, April 8. (credit: Blizzard ) A lot is riding on Blizzard's next remaster project, Diablo II Resurrected . After successfully spit-shining StarCraft Remastered in 2016, the Blizzard Classic team followed with the unforgivable milkweed that i

Google I/O 2021 Kicks Off Virtually on May 18

Gizmodo / 2h
Following Apple’s WWDC announcement and Microsoft’s Build reveal, Google has announced a date for its own developers conference, Google I/O 2021, which will kick off virtually on May 18. Read more...

Building and leading an early-stage sales team with Zoom CRO Ryan Azus

100+TechCrunch / 2h
This year at Early Stage , TechCrunch spoke with Zoom Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) Ryan Azus about building an early-stage sales team. Azus is perhaps best known for leading the video-calling giant’s income arm during COVID-19, but his experience building RingCentral’s North American sales organization from the ground up made him the perfect guest to chat with about building an early-stage sales t

Apple's Find My app officially works with non-Apple devices

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100+Engadget / 3h
Apple is expanding its Find My network to include third-party devices.

How to Sabotage Your Zoom Call so You Can Peace the Eff Out

39Lifehacker / 3h
After a year of remote work, spending hours on Zoom attending countless meetings that could have been emails has simply become a way of life. That’s why you need Zoom Escaper , a plug-in that allows you to “self-sabotage” your audio stream, giving you a good excuse to disconnect from time-wasting video chats without… Read more...

Start-up cruise line Virgin Voyages gives up on a summer debut

40The Points Guy / 3h
It hasn’t been a good month for new cruise lines hoping to start up operations. Just days after start-up brand The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection announced another lengthy delay for its first sailings , cruise newcomer Virgin Voyages also has pushed back its official debut in a significant way. Virgin Voyages on Wednesday said it’s delayed the first regular sailings of its first vessel, Scarlet La

Experimental 3D Printer Offers a Clever Way to Eliminate Waste

24Gizmodo / 3h
One of the unique challenges of 3D printing is that models that feature structures hanging in mid-air, like the spout of a teapot, also need temporary structures to support the soft extruded plastic until it hardens. This can result in a lot of wasted material, because those supports are just discarded afterwards. A … Read more...

Apple Find My network opens for third-party tracking ahead of AirTags launch

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SlashGear / 3h
Apple is opening up Find My location services to third-party products, expanding what has until now been a way to track down iPhone and the company’s other devices. The newly-updated Find My app now includes support for the Find My network accessory program, with Belkin, Chipolo, and VanMoof first to join up. It’s an expansion of the Made for iPhone … Continue reading

E-bikes and earbuds among the first third-party hardware to support Apple’s Find My tracking

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88TechCrunch / 3h
Yesterday we noted that Apple launched a new Find My Certification Asst. app, designed to test support for third-party hardware. Find My, of course, has been a long-standing feature for Apple’s own hardware like iPhones, AirPods and Macs, but back at WWDC, the company announced plans to open it up to manufacturers. Today the company made official its Find My Network Accessory program and unveiled

Crysis Remastered gets a big next-gen update on PS5 and Xbox Series X

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21SlashGear / 3h
For years, discussions about computer and gaming hardware have been met with one question from the witty gamers of the world: “Yeah, but can it run Crysis?” If you happen to have an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 on hand, you can now answer in the affirmative the next time someone poses that question to you, as Crysis Remastered … Continue reading

How founders can avoid blind spots and make better decisions with EchoVC’s Eghosa Omoigui

40TechCrunch / 3h
Building and maintaining a successful startup requires founders to see the entire playing field. Without that clear view, founders risk missteps when it comes to hiring, raising funds, launching a product or making an acquisition. Essentially, any big decision can end in disaster if a founder loses perspective or lacks situational and self-awareness. Eghosa Omoigui, the founder and managing gener

Acer’s new Nitro 5 gaming laptop comes with AMD Ryzen 5600H processor

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The Ryzen 5600H variant of Nitro 5 gaming laptop comes with a choice of graphics cards. Users can choose between NVIDIA RTX 3060 graphics card or an NVIDIA GTX 1650

Oppo and Vivo could launch a foldable device each this year

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
With Huawei lagging behind and LG quitting the scene, Chinese companies Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo seems to be geared up to fill the void

Twitch Will Act on ‘Serious’ Offenses That Happen Off-Stream

100+Wired / 3h
The new policy holds streamers to account for what happens on other services and in real life.

Greece Claims Its Opening To All Visitors May 14, And I’m Skeptical

500+One Mile at a Time / 3h
Greece is one of my favorite places in the world to visit in summer. What’s not to love about the food, the breeze, and the landscape? While the European Union has been closed to most foreigners for around a year now, Greece is seemingly moving forward with its plans to reopen to tourists this summer. About a month ago the country claimed it would open to visitors from around the world, and we no

Google is now writing low-level Android code in Rust

100Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge (credit: Ron Amadeo/Google/Rust ) Just last month, we saw the first baby steps toward the adoption of the memory-managed Rust programming language into the Linux kernel. Google has apparently been thinking along the same lines, and in a lengthy blog post Tuesday, the company announced that the Android Open Source Project now supports Rust for low-level OS components. The Android team does

Fermilab’s latest muon measurements hint at cracks in the Standard Model

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60Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / The Muon g-2 particle storage ring, now housed at Fermilab. (credit: Cindy Arnold/Fermilab) The Muon g-2 experiment (pronounced “gee minus two”) is designed to look for tantalizing hints of physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. It does this by measuring the magnetic field (aka the magnetic moment) generated by a subatomic particle known as the muon. Back in 2001, an ear

An Android App That Promised Free Netflix Shockingly Just Highly Annoying Malware

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Gizmodo / 3h
So-called pirating apps have been around for years—and they have likely gained popularity since covid-19 put us all indefinitely on the couch, phone in hand, awaiting a reason (that never comes) to stop streaming. Read more...

Google's virtual I/O developer conference kicks off on May 18

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70Engadget / 3h
The show will kick off May 18 and will be hosted online only, as we continue to wait out the end of the pandemic. It will also be free to attend.

The Nevers' Amy Manson Shares Which Serial Killer Inspired Her Complicated Character

29Gizmodo / 3h
HBO’s sci-fi fantasy series The Nevers arrives this Sunday to reveal a Victorian London where a mysterious event bestows strange powers on people—mostly women. The show has a lot of characters, but one who definitely stands out from the crowd is the viciously wild Maladie, played by Amy Manson. Read more...

YouTube Kids 'a vapid wasteland', say US lawmakers

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The comments were made in a letter sent to YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki.

Who is the Power Broker in Falcon and the Winter Soldier?

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is three episodes in, and the show's biggest mystery is the secret identity of the Power Broker.

RTX 3060, RTX 3070, RX 6700 XT, and more available through Newegg Shuffle

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Newegg's Shuffle event for April 7, 2021, sees the return of the RTX 3060, RTX 3070, and RX 6700 XT - as well as a particular console everyone's been looking to get their hands on.

Facebook tests Hotline, a Q&A product that’s a mashup of Clubhouse and Instagram Live

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Facebook’s internal R&D group, NPE Team, has today launched its latest experiment, Hotline , into public beta testing. The web-based application could be described as a mashup of Instagram Live and Clubhouse, as it allows creators to speak to an audience who can then ask questions through either text or audio. However, unlike Clubhouse, creators can opt to turn their cameras on for the event, ins

TikTok to pay South African musicians royalties

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

How to Choose Between Parchment Paper and Aluminum Foil

20Lifehacker / 3h
In a lot of cases, parchment paper and aluminum foil are interchangeable. Both can be used to line baking sheets to prevent food from sticking to the pan (and make clean-up easier), but I always have both in my kitchen because parchment paper can do things that foil cannot, and vice versa. And, though we have fairly… Read more...

Lessons from lockdown: How to balance remote and in-office working

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It’s time to reflect on the good, the bad and the ugly of working from home.

PS5 and Xbox Series X games with 120fps support

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Which PS5 and Xbox Series games have 120fps support? We've rounded up every compatible game that lets you enjoy faster, smoother gameplay.

Mexican unicorn Kavak raises a $485M Series D at a $4B valuation.

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Kavak , the Mexican startup that’s disrupted the used car market in Mexico and Argentina, today announced its Series D of $485 million, which now values the company at $4 billion. This round more than triples their previous valuation of $1.15 billion, which established them as a unicorn just a couple of months ago in October of 2020. Kavak is now one of the top five highest-valued startups in Lat

TikTok will pay SA musicians royalties

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South African songwriters, composers, and music publishers will receive royalties if their music is used on TikTok.

The HP Omen 15 may be the next flagship gaming laptop to go AMD Ryzen

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Rumor claims 2021 model will offer Ryzen 5000 CPU options and Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics

Dear Sophie: Help! My H-1B wasn’t chosen!

76TechCrunch / 3h
Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: What should I know about prenups and getting a green card thr

Spotify rolls out its own hands-free voice assistant on iOS and Android

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95Engadget / 3h
You can ask the app to play a song, artist or playlist after saying 'Hey, Spotify.'

Japan Says Sorry, But It Has to Dump This Radioactive Water Into the Ocean

1KFuturism / 3h
Moving Ahead Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says that the government has put off figuring out what to do with all of the contaminated water building up at the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant for long enough — and it’s time to start dumping it into the ocean. Suga’s hand is forced given that the plant will soon run out of space to store the contaminated groundwater seeping

Google I/O will return as a virtual event May 18-20

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When the pandemic arrived in the U.S. early last year, companies scrambled to figure out what to do with their long-standing, in-person developer events. For Apple and Microsoft, that meant going virtual – something companies have done with mixed results. For Google, it meant calling off I/O all together. The company canceled the developer conference traditionally held each May at Mountain View,

Facebook’s tardy disclosure of breach timing raises GDPR compliance questions

100+TechCrunch / 3h
The question of whether Facebook will face any regulatory sanction over the latest massive historical platform privacy fail to come to light remains unclear. But the timeline of the incident looks increasingly awkward for the tech giant. While it initially sought to play down the data breach revelations published by Business Insider at the weekend by suggesting that information like people’s birt

Microsoft Surface leak: Looks like the Surface Laptop 4 is coming soon

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Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / We don't have any leaked images of the new Surface models, so you'll have to make do with this 2019 stock photo of Surface models at a Microsoft store in Guangzhou. (credit: SOPA Images via Getty Images ) Earlier today, Microsoft support placeholders briefly appeared for two upcoming Surface Laptop 4 models—one AMD, and one Intel. The placeholders were spotted by @walkingcat: Surface La

SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites, now at 300 launched in just over one month

89TechCrunch / 3h
SpaceX has launched another batch of Starlink satellites, keeping up its rapid pace of launches for the broadband constellation it’s deploying in low Earth orbit. This now makes 300 Starlink satellites launched since March 4, with 60 on each of five flights between then and now. The most recent launch before this one happened on March 24 , with prior flights on March 14, March 11 and March 4 , re

Nuvocargo raises $12M to digitize the freight logistics industry

72TechCrunch / 3h
Despite hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of goods flowing across the U.S.-Mexican border each year, the freight industry has remained analog — each side of the border offering up its own maze of bureaucracy. Nuvocargo, a digital logistics platform for cross-border trade, is trying to modernize the process. The company offers an all-in-one service that rolls freight forwarding, customs broke

YouTube is once again the most popular social media platform

92Engadget / 4h
Facebook and YouTube are still the most dominant social media platforms in the United States, but only YouTube is still growing.

Honeywell releases details of its ion trap quantum computer

69Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / The line down the middle is where the trapped ions reside. (credit: Honeywell ) About a year ago, Honeywell announced that it had entered the quantum computing race with a technology that was different from anything else on the market. The company claimed that because the performance of its qubits was so superior to those of its competitors, its computer could do better on a key quantum

Here Are the Renovations That Increase Your Home's Value—and Those That Don't

29Lifehacker / 4h
Contemplating home renovations brings up the big questions: Is completely redoing the kitchen worth the money? What about putting in a pool, or finally finishing the basement? The answers depend on what you hope to gain. If you’re simply looking to enjoy the improvements, the cost-benefit ratio is easier to calculate.… Read more...

The Best Controller Chargers for the Latest Video Game Consoles

32Lifehacker / 4h
There are … a lot of video game controllers this day. Gone are the days of each console having one official controller and a handful of third-party knockoffs. If you grab a Switch , you’ll have both Joy-Cons and the Pro Controller to choose from. Xbox owners can grab a standard Wireless Controller or an Elite Series 2 .… Read more...

Windows 10 will soon get even smarter at detecting when you're nearby

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Microsoft is adding native controls for Windows 10's human presence feature in the next update to its operating system.

Bad at FIFA 21? EA might have a patent for that

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EA has patented its development of a new adaptive difficulty system with the key goal of helping players play its games longer.

T-Mobile's wireless home internet service launches today

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55Engadget / 4h
After a lengthy trial, T-Mobile Home Internet service is now available to 30 million Americans.

Adobe says its cheap iPad apps bundle will be available worldwide soon

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Adobe has confirmed that its new subscription bundle for iPad apps will be available outside the US soon.

Apple TV Plus' own version of Breaking Bad looks pretty good

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Check out the trailer for The Mosquito Coast, a big new Apple TV Plus crime drama.

Cheap TV deal at Best Buy: this 75-inch 4K TV is on sale for just $699.99

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We're rounding up the best cheap TV deals from Best Buy, and we've spotted this 75-inch 4K smart TV on sale for just $699.99.

Forza Motorsport playable test coming soon — here's how to apply

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Turn 10's next big racing game, Forza Motorsport, is entering playable testing. If you want to go hands-on, you'll need to sign up for the feedback panel.

This broadband deal from Virgin is going to be tricky to beat...if you can get it

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Virgin's fibre broadband deal offers awesome value but it is only available in small pockets of the UK right now.

The Cambridge Audio Evo music streamer aims to link all your tunes in one stylish package

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Cambridge Audio’s newest all-in-one music streamer makes streaming stylish.

The World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Cargo Vessel Is About to Set Sail

1KFuturism / 4h
Hydrogen Vessel A French company is developing the world’s first hydrogen-powered cargo transport vessel, which is scheduled to make its debut some time later this year, Renewable Energy Magazine reports . The boat, built by Compagnie Fluvial de Transport (CFT), is set to be deployed on the river Seine in Paris and will use compressed hydrogen produced from electrolysis as its sole power source.

The Climate Deniers Regulating Texas Oil and Gas Have Somehow Avoided Blackout Scrutiny

50Gizmodo / 4h
Texas’ blackouts were, experts agree, the result of multiple failures in the energy system, including failures of oil and gas infrastructure . Yet in late March, one of Texas’s most powerful oil and gas regulators, Christi Craddick, told the Texas legislature that oil and gas operators “were not the problem.” In fact,… Read more...

Black Innovation Alliance, Village Capital team up to support founders of color

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Black Innovation Alliance and Village Capital today announced Resource, a national initiative aimed at boosting the efforts of entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs) led by, and focused on, founders of color. The motivation behind the project is straightforward. ESOs “face record demand, declining resources and are chronically underestimated, underappreciated and underfunded,” the organization

How to kick the 10 worst startup habits with Fuel Capital’s Leah Solivan

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Fuel Capital General Partner Leah Solivan joined us at TechCrunch Early Stage 2021 to talk about how to avoid early mistakes in building your startup. Solivan has ample experience on both sides of the fence, as she founded TaskRabbit and led it to exit through an acquisition by Ikea in 2017. She shared a list of 10 things to avoid in total, but here are some highlights of what to watch out for. S

I Assure You, Budweiser, We Have Been Drinking

Gizmodo / 4h
“Remember this?” Budweiser asks, in a new commercial promoting covid-19 vaccines. What follows are a series of snapshots of the before times, when we swigged at the barbeque, sloshed around at the bar, flung beer all over each other at the frat. Jimmy Durante croons, with nostalgic record cracking, the World War… Read more...

“Offsetting is a cop-out”: Polestar plans truly carbon-neutral car

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24Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / By 2030, Polestar wants to build truly carbon-neutral cars. (credit: Polestar) The Swedish electric vehicle startup Polestar says it wants to build truly carbon-neutral vehicles within the next decade. Announced on Wednesday as part of the company's first sustainability report , the ambitious goal will require new car-building methods because, in the words of Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenla

Celebrate 'International Dark Sky Week' Because You Deserve Some Wonder

40Lifehacker / 4h
Anyone from a city tends to comment on the brightness of the stars when they find themselves in a rural area after dark. But, cliché or not, when you’re so used to living somewhere with light pollution, having the chance to experience the opposite of that can catch you off-guard. Read more...

As competition heats up, TikTok announces six new interactive music effects for creators

100+TechCrunch / 4h
TikTok today is doubling down on its roots as a music-backed creation app with the launch of a half dozen new music effects for creators. The effects, which offer interactivity, visualizations, animations and more, will roll out over the next few weeks, starting with the launch of Music Visualizer . This effect is now available to TikTok’s global user base and runs real-time beat tracking to anim

This long-running PlayStation exclusive is now on Apple Arcade

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Clap Hanz, the developers behind Everybody's Golf on PlayStation, have released a very similar game on Apple Arcade.

Hey Ghostbusters: Afterlife, What the Hell?

300+Gizmodo / 4h
I did not need the sight of an army of Stay Puft mini-marshmallow men committing very sugary cannibalism this morning. And yet, any yet! You delivered, Ghostbusters: Afterlife . Read more...

Try on the Best Men’s Underwear Subscription Boxes

Gizmodo / 4h
Everything comes in subscription form now. From streaming TV to Xbox Game Pass to food and wine , you can set-and-forget just about anything to be regularly delivered to your door. But underwear? Read more...

Streamlit nabs $35M Series B to expand machine learning platform

100+TechCrunch / 4h
As a company founded by data scientists, Streamlit may be in a unique position to develop tooling to help companies build machine learning applications. For starters, it developed an open source project, but today the startup announced an expanded beta of a new commercial offering and $35 million Series B funding. Sequoia led the investment with help from previous investors Gradient Ventures and

Snorkel AI scores $35M Series B to automate data labeling in machine learning

100+TechCrunch / 4h
One of the more tedious aspects of machine learning is providing a set of labels to teach the machine learning model what it needs to know. Snorkel AI wants to make it easier for subject matter experts to apply those labels programmatically, and today the startup announced a $35 million Series B. It also announced a new tool called Applications Studio that provides a way to build common machine l

What Hilton Is Letting Hotels Get Away With During The Pandemic

View from the Wing / 4h
With the greatest drop in travel demand in history, hotels in many parts of the world have struggled mightily - although in the U.S. and some other regions business has been coming back - especially in popular leisure destinations that have been largely open during the pandemic like Florida and Cancun. Hotel chains have relaxed the rules that their properties have to follow, limiting how much eac

New Adidas Ultraboost DNA shoes add LEGO flair to your run

29SlashGear / 4h
LEGO and Adidas today announced that they’re teaming to release a new pair of running shoes. While that sentence might make some immediately think of running shoes made out of LEGO, the product the two companies have actually settled on seems a lot more comfortable, as they’ve taken the Adidas Ultraboost shoes and given them something of a LEGO flair. … Continue reading

Cool: Singapore Airlines On Spotify

78One Mile at a Time / 4h
I’ve written in the past about how much I enjoy airline boarding music . Not only can the right airline boarding music can set a relaxing tone for a flight, but I also love listening to airline boarding music at home while working, as it reminds me of some of the amazing flights I’ve taken over the years. Anyway, for those who are like me and enjoy airline boarding music at home, Singapore Airlin

Watch a remarkable airlift rescue of a cargo ship crew

32Mashable / 4h
A distress signal was sent out from the cargo ship Eemslift Hendrika after a heavy storm caused it to lean dangerously close to the water. Four crew members jumped into the Norwegian Sea to avoid injury and were airlifted to safety, while the remaining eight were rescued from aboard the ship. Read more... More about Rescue , Cargo , Norway , Ship , and Tech

Skull From Czech Cave May Contain Oldest Modern Human Genome

90Gizmodo / 4h
A genome sequenced from a modern human skull has been dated at approximately 45,000 years old, making it the oldest discovery of its kind. It’s a significant archaeological discovery, but the use of an unconventional dating method leaves the result in doubt. In a related study, scientists also show that intermixing… Read more...

A Third of COVID Patients Are Diagnosed With “Brain Disease”

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1KFuturism / 4h
A new study found that a shockingly high percentage of patients who catch COVID-19 are diagnosed with some sort of brain-related condition within six months. Roughly 34 percent of coronavirus patients included in the study were diagnosed with either a neurological or psychological condition, according to research published Tuesday in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet . Most common among

T-Mobile Home Internet launches with 5G router and surprising pricing

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SlashGear / 4h
T-Mobile is launching its 5G Home Internet service, promising cellular data coverage for 30+ million US households and the potential for cable- and DSL-beating speeds. Priced from $60 per month – with a few provisos – the carrier says that it expects average speeds of around 100 Mbps for most new customers. The key is a new T-Mobile Home Internet … Continue reading

Hiro Capital puts $2.3M into team sports tracking platform PlayerData — as does Sir Terry Leahy

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Hiro Capital has gradually been making a name for itself as an investor in the area know as ‘Digital Sports’ or DSports for short. It’s now led a $2.3m funding round in PlayerData. While the round might sound small, the area it’s going into is large and growing. Also investing in the round is Sir Terry Leahy, previously the CEO of Tesco, the largest British retailer. Edinburgh, UK-based PlayerDat

Amazon Music for iOS and Android has a simplified Car Mode

57Engadget / 4h
It has streamlined controls and custom presets for playlists, stations and albums.

Fujifilm's New Retro Instant Camera and Film Take Us Back to Simpler Times

24Gizmodo / 5h
For anyone who has been looking for an instant film camera that produces nostalgic prints and has the retro styling to match, Fujifilm’s new Instax Mini 40 might be right up your alley. Read more...

Nvidia now lets “RTX Voice” noise cancellation run on GTX-level cards

24Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / Look how much smoother those lines get! (credit: Nvidia ) Last year, Nvidia released RTX Voice, a pretty good GPU-driven noise-cancellation technology that could be hacked to run on non-RTX graphics cards . Since then, it turns out that Nvidia has quietly and officially unlocked the ability to reduce outside noise when using a microphone on systems with lower-powered GTX-level graphics

PS5 restock Twitter: Sam's Club, Best Buy, Sony Direct and Target – get it this week

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The PS5 restock for Wednesday, April 7 is here, and we're due to see the Sony console back in stock in the US this week.

Use These Apps to Make Windows 10 Feel Like a Chromebook

83Gizmodo / 5h
Nothing against Windows 10, but if you want to simplify it a bit by giving it the Chromebook treatment—tweaking various settings and UI elements to make them a bit easier to deal with, or simply integrating some of a Chromebook’s more useful features directly into Windows 10 itself—nobody is going to give you any… Read more...

Dell reveals new enterprise backup service

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Dell’s new PowerProtect Backup service protects data on a host of popular SaaS apps.

Sony Xperia 1 III camera shown off in new teaser

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Sony has strongly hinted that we'll see the Xperia 1 III on April 14, and may even have given us a glimpse at the camera.

How to Use Google Maps Street View in Split Screen on Android

44How-To Geek / 5h
With Google Maps on your desktop computer, you can look at Street View and the top-down map simultaneously. But did you know you can do this on your Android phone, too? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Diablo II Resurrected live on Twitch and YouTube starting Thursday

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SlashGear / 5h
Blizzard announced that this weekend Diablo II: Resurrected will be available to play in a limited Technical Alpha experience. This means you won’t likely get to keep what you find, and your characters might never see the light of day after said Alpha is complete. BUT you’ll get to play… if you’re lucky enough to be invited to play. If … Continue reading

Facebook adds Zoom video calls to Portal for TVs

46Engadget / 5h
Facebook's Portal TV now supports Zoom and GoToMeeting, bringing video calls to the biggest screen in your home.

NBA partners with Clear to screen fans for COVID-19

43Mashable / 5h
Want to watch your favorite team play hoops? Well, it might be a little like going to the airport. The NBA announced on Wednesday it had paired with Clear — the biometric company you likely know for expedited airport security lines — to make the company's Health Pass available to franchises to screen fans. Clear said the product would securely store things like test results and vaccination record

Wednesday's Best Deals: Apple iPad Air, PlayStation Plus, Unity Developer Courses, Kyoku Paring Knife, Kosa Clean Start Set, Cubii Pro Under-Desk Elliptical, and More

44Gizmodo / 5h
Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media Read more...

Wednesday's Best Deals: Apple iPad Air, PlayStation Plus, Unity Developer Courses, Kyoku Paring Knife, Kosa Clean Start Set, Cubii Pro Under-Desk Elliptical, and More

44Lifehacker / 5h
Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media Read more...

Sonos and Ikea Seem to Be Working on a Speaker That Doubles as Wall Art

Gizmodo / 5h
Reviews of the Sonos Roam might’ve taken the spotlight yesterday, but it appears the portable speaker isn’t the only thing the company’s been working on. Two Ikea FCC filings and a cheeky Instagram story all but confirm that two new Symfonisk speakers are likely on the way. Read more...

The Best Controller Chargers for the Latest Video Game Consoles

32Gizmodo / 5h
There are … a lot of video game controllers this day. Gone are the days of each console having one official controller and a handful of third-party knockoffs. If you grab a Switch , you’ll have both Joy-Cons and the Pro Controller to choose from. Xbox owners can grab a standard Wireless Controller or an Elite Series 2 .… Read more...

This fake Netflix app hijacks your WhatsApp messages

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How malware-infused app got through Play Store’s protections is a cause for concern, researchers say.

Best Logitech webcams 2021: top picks for Zoom, Skype and more

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
As the biggest name in webcams, Logitech has a wide range to suit every need – but which is the best?

Nuclear Reactors Shut Down by “Jellyfish-Like Organisms”

500+Futurism / 5h
Salp Clog Small gelatinous marine organisms called sea salps are wreaking havoc on two nuclear reactors in South Korea, forcing them offline, Bloomberg reports . In a matter of just three weeks, the critters — which Bloomberg described, memorably, as “jellyfish-like organisms” — clogged up water intake valves used to cool down reactors at the Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company’s cooling units

Pinterest launches a Creator Fund to pay influencers

55Engadget / 5h
Pinterest is launching a “Creator Fund” to pay a small group of influencers to create content for the platform. It also wrote a "Creator Code" to keep its influencers positive.

This revolutionary weight loss program is backed by psychology

48Engadget / 5h
Noom helps you lose weight and learn more about yourself in the process.

How to Talk With Your Kids About Sexual Abuse

41Lifehacker / 5h
One of the hardest things about being a parent is living with the knowledge that there are so many potential scenarios or people in the world who could bring harm to our children. One of the scariest and most damaging things that could happen to our kids is sexual abuse or assault—especially given that the abuser so… Read more...

How Can Hyatt Club Access Awards Be Used?

30One Mile at a Time / 5h
The Milestone Rewards program offers perks for passing certain thresholds each calendar year with World of Hyatt. There’s one Milestone Rewards perk that tends to cause confusion among Globalist members, so in this post I wanted to shed some light on that. World of Hyatt Milestone Rewards basics As a reminder, World of Hyatt’s elite tier thresholds are usually as follows (though they’ve been redu

Physics Mystery Gets Even Deeper After Long-Awaited Muon Reveal

100+Gizmodo / 5h
Inside a locked cabinet , an envelope held a number that was poised to rock the physics community, regardless of its contents. The value, a clock measurement deliberately hidden to keep physicists’ data analysis unbiased, would be used in a calculation that could either bring one of particle physics’ foremost… Read more...

Highlights from Berkeley SkyDeck’s virtual demo day

200+TechCrunch / 5h
With 17 startups participating, Berkeley SkyDeck’s Demo Day isn’t the largest cohort we’ve seen by any stretch . The collection of companies is, however, defined by a wide range of focuses, from pioneering diabetes treatments to retrofitting autonomous trucking, curated by the SkyDeck’s small team and a number of advisors. Founded in 2012, the accelerator is focused on developing early-stage comp

CaptivateIQ raises $46M for its no-code sales commissions platform

200+TechCrunch / 5h
CaptivateIQ , which has developed a no-code platform to help companies design customized sales commission plans, has raised $46 million in a Series B round led by Accel. Existing backers Amity, S28 Capital, Sequoia, and Y Combinator also participated in the financing, which brings the San Francisco-based company’s total raised to $63 million since its 2017 inception. CaptivateIQ must be doing som

Give your bedroom some love with Tuft & Needle's Spring Refresh sale

Mashable / 5h
Need a bedroom revamp? Check out these top picks from Tuft & Needle's Spring Refresh Sale as of April 7: OUR TOP PICK: T&N Original Mattress — Save up to $127.50 BEST UPGRADE PICK: Mint Mattress — Save up to $124.50 BEST FOR ENHANCING YOUR CURRENT BED: Mattress Topper — Save up to $18 Let's be real: If you constantly wake up with back pain, sore or stiff muscles, or just feel like your quality of

Everything to know about 'Shadow and Bone' before it airs

47Mashable / 5h
Over the past few years, Netflix has established a strong track record in original fantasy adaptations including The Witcher , The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina , and The Umbrella Academy . The streaming service is adding to their magical roster with Shadow and Bone , premiering on April 23rd, but those who haven't read the books might not know exactly where this elaborately costumed, fantastica

Gas grills are on sale for less than $200 at Wayfair

Mashable / 5h
Save up to $29: Wayfair has a handful of gas grills from CharBroil , Thermos , and Royal Gourmet on sale for less than $200 as of April 7. The first ~grill night~ feels like a rite of passage every summer. It's a little taste of fancy vacation restaurant food in your backyard — and a vacation is what we all deserve this year. Wayfair's grill section is not only filled with deals on select pricey

Master Adobe’s Creative Cloud Suite With This $34 Course Bundle

Lifehacker / 5h
Adobe Creative Cloud Suite 2021 Course Bundle | $34 | StackSocial Read more...

Xbox Series X restock: Antonline, Best Buy, and Target – get it today

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
The next Xbox restock is scheduled for this wee, and you can even get an alert on when and where to buy it. Here are the likely times and dates.

EU regulator finds “very rare” AstraZeneca vaccine blood clot risk: The symptoms to watch for

SlashGear / 5h
The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine could lead to blood clots in a small subset of people, the European drug regulator has concluded, though it’s a “very rare” possibility and shouldn’t prevent immunizations in general. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) had been assessing the safety of Vaxzevria – developed by the University of Oxford in the UK and AstraZeneca – after reports … Continue reading

Sorry, judges, encrypted chat is not like a private thought

300+Engadget / 6h
A judge recently claimed that encrypted messages are similar to private thoughts. We, and the FBI, bed to differ.

eBay Pokemon and Magic card scanner appears to work with ease

SlashGear / 6h
A new tool for eBay card sellers was revealed for release in the month of April 2021. Using what eBay calls “computer vision technology”, the eBay Scanning Tool will allow users to both capture imagery of their trading cards and allow their device to instantly recognize the card they’re scanning. This should assist in streamlining the entire card selling process … Continue reading

Authentic Artists is building virtual, AI-powered musicians

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Chris McGarry, who previously led music integration at Facebook’s Oculus, is taking a new approach to bringing music into the virtual world with his startup Authentic Artists . McGarry pointed to virtual celebrities like Lil Miquela and virtual concerts like Travis Scott’s giant event in Fortnite as setting the stage for Authentic Artists. In a sense, the startup represents a combination of those

How I earned the full 100,000-mile Venture bonus charging $20,000 worth of boring life expenses

The Points Guy / 6h
Sometimes spending money is fun. Maybe that is splurging on a drool-worthy meal out, pressing add-to-cart for that item you’ve been saving up for or finally booking that trip. But then there are the other , less fun expenses that are just a part of life. You know, things such as medical bills, taxes, tuition, summer camp fees, insurance bills, government fees…the list goes on and on. Unlike dinin

Never lose your earbuds again with SpinFit eartips

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SpinFit’s patented design and medical-grade silicone mean they are the perfect fit for any ear.

The tech billionaire who is putting women first

200+BBC News - Technology / 6h
Whitney Wolfe Herd, the 31-year-old founder of dating app Bumble, has joined the billionaires' club.

Alienware m15, Dell G15 gaming laptops get a Ryzen upgrade

SlashGear / 6h
AMD’s new Ryzen 5000 series processors have been impressing users and reviewers alike, but apparently they’ve also caught the eye of Alienware and Dell. The two companies announced new Ryzen-based gaming laptops today, and in the case of Alienware, this is the first time we’ve seen it announce an AMD machine in the past 14 years. In addition, it seems … Continue reading

THX Onyx gives audiophiles a mobile music upgrade with MQA amp

SlashGear / 6h
THX is wading into the consumer electronics space, and if you’ve ever wished for higher-quality music from your smartphone, the THX Onyx might fit the bill. Designed to plug in-line with your headphones and your iPhone or Android device – or, indeed, your Mac or Windows computer – it packages a tiny DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) with the company’s THX AAA … Continue reading

Star Trek: Picard's Patrick Stewart Teases Q's Tumultuous Return

200+Gizmodo / 6h
Some familiar faces are returning to Child’s Play . Borat 2 's breakout star is teaming up with A24 for some slasher horror . Plus, what’s to come on Supergirl and The Flash . To me, my spoilers! Read more...

Should You Plan for $50,000 In Student Loans Forgiveness?

100+Lifehacker / 6h
Last week, President Biden asked the Department of Education to review his legal authority in using executive action to forgive student loan debt, which has renewed hope for many of the 45 million borrowers that collectively owe $1.7 trillion in student loans. But how should this affect your repayment strategy, and… Read more...

How to Practice Your Presentations with PowerPoint’s Presenter Coach

31How-To Geek / 6h
Microsoft PowerPoint now has a Presenter Coach to let you rehearse your presentations before going to the audience. This coach gives you a detailed report telling you how well you did and suggesting areas for improvement. Here’s how to use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Nokia settles patent dispute with Lenovo

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Nokia and Lenovo had been battling it out in courts across the world over alleged infringements.

Jupiter's Legacy trailer unveils Netflix's new gritty take on superheroes

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Netflix has revealed the official trailer for its new mature superhero TV show - and it looks great.

Pokémon and Magic: The Gathering cards will soon be easier to sell on eBay

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Upcoming eBay updates will let you scan Pokémon and Magic: The Gathering cards to make selling easier.

Samsung’s new Galaxy A phone lineup includes its cheapest 5G model yet

79Engadget / 6h
Between the Galaxy S21 series and the foldables it plans to release later this year, Samsung is pretty much set with premium smartphones. For anyone who doesn’t want to drop flagship levels of cash, though, Samsung just pulled back the curtain on a bevy of new affordable models for the US, including the company’s cheapest 5G smartphone yet.

THX's Onyx is a tiny USB-C headphone DAC that supports master-quality audio

200+Engadget / 6h
THX's first consumer hardware is a portable USB-C DAC that gives wired headphones a powerful audio upgrade for $200.

Google illegally tracking Android users, according to new complaint

300+Ars Technica / 6h
Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems has filed a complaint against Google in France alleging that the US tech giant is illegally tracking users on Android phones without their consent. Android phones generate unique advertising codes, similar to Apple’s Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA), that allow Google and third parties to track users’ browsing behavior in order to better target them with adv

Sky Go on PS4: How to get it and start watching now

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
To access Sky's broad library of entertainment, here’s how to watch Sky Go on PS4.

NASA’s Mars Rover Just Took a Selfie and It’s Actually Beautiful

500+Futurism / 6h
Selfie Stick NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover has sent back a selfie. The stunningly crisp self-image of the six-wheeled rover’s “head” was taken by Perseverance’s WATSON (Wide Angle Topographic Sensor for Operations and eNgineering), a high resolution camera meant to take close-up pictures of rock textures. Honestly, our guy’s not looking too bad. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bot WATSON digit

This Impeccably Designed Outdoor Sofa Stays Clean and Dry in Any Weather

Futurism / 6h
Conventional wisdom says that the good furniture goes inside, and the not-as-good stuff goes outside. It’s not hard to understand the reasoning behind this: the furniture you put outside is going to be rained, hailed, and snowed on, not to mention all the dirt and grime it will be exposed to out there. But with Outer furniture, it doesn’t necessarily follow that your outdoor furniture isn’t good

Frontier Airlines adds 5 more new routes, giving it a total of 13 in just 2 days

79The Points Guy / 6h
Frontier Airlines unveiled five more new routes on Wednesday, a move that comes on top of another eight the carrier announced just a day earlier. All five of the latest routes are to leisure-oriented destinations that have been in high demand during the pandemic. The expansion also includes one new city that will be added to Frontier’s map: Rochester, New York. Three of the five new routes are to

Samsung's new Galaxy A series phones offer options for all budgets

68Mashable / 6h
If you've been holding off on buying one of Samsung's pricey flagship phones, I don't blame you — they're jam-packed with features you probably won't use. But perhaps I can interest you in one of the five (yes, that's right, five) new phones the company has to offer instead. Following the recent global launch of its mid-range A series phones, Samsung is now bringing similar options to the U.S. as

Samsung A52 5G headlines lineup of Galaxy phones released in US

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The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G joins several other handsets launching in the US as new mid-range and budget options, including some of the cheapest 5G phones we’ve seen yet.

Hackers still have to support Windows XP, even if Microsoft doesn't

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Unsecured Windows XP PCs make for easy targets, but also require compatible software

European privacy group claims Android's ad-tracking code is illegal

100+Engadget / 6h
A privacy campaigner has filed a complaint in France claiming that Google's Android Advertising Identifier violates EU law.

ACLU Files Lawsuit Against The No Fly List After American Citizen Was Barred From Coming Home

View from the Wing / 6h
With the Biden administration looking to add 'domestic extremists' to the No Fly List. Democrats wanted to put Capitol Rioters on the list and President Obama wanted to ban anyone on the list from owning guns . These efforts have had a lot of support from readers, but anyone who cares about civil liberties should be very, very concerned. And a new lawsuit hopes to expose some of these challenges.

Samsung 2021 A-Series revealed: 120Hz A52 5G plus A42 5G with Verizon mmWave

SlashGear / 6h
Samsung has unveiled its 2021 A-Series smartphones, and if you’ve been waiting for affordable 5G then Android handsets like the A52 5G, A42 5G, and A32 5G might fit the bill. Launching across various US carriers from later this s week, the three new 5G devices – and two even cheaper 4G LTE A-Series phones, the A12 and A02s – … Continue reading

THX's First Consumer Gadget Is a Tiny Headphone Amp That Will Have You Embracing Wires Again

100Gizmodo / 6h
THX is a brand synonymous with sound, best known for its eardrum-tickling deep note trailer played before movies in theaters. For years, THX has partnered with hardware makers, lending its expertise in sound to improve the audio capabilities of everything from smartphones to laptops , and now the company is finally… Read more...

Here Are the Full Details on Samsung's Entire Galaxy A-Series Lineup for the U.S.

33Gizmodo / 6h
Samsung left a few details out when it announced the latest generation of its budget and mid-range Galaxy A-series phones last month. Now the company has finally returned to reveal all the details about which makes and models are officially coming to the U.S., including a few phones that didn’t get much attention back… Read more...

Use These Apps to Make Windows 10 Feel Like a Chromebook

83Lifehacker / 6h
Nothing against Windows 10, but if you want to simplify it a bit by giving it the Chromebook treatment—tweaking various settings and UI elements to make them a bit easier to deal with, or simply integrating some of a Chromebook’s more useful features directly into Windows 10 itself—nobody is going to give you any… Read more...

Swyft raises $17.5 million to bring same-day delivery to all the retailers that aren’t Amazon

400+TechCrunch / 6h
Thanks to major players like Amazon and Walmart, we’ve become accustomed to next- or same-day delivery. But the pandemic has also renewed our interest in buying from smaller businesses and retailers. Swyft , a company that has just raised $17.5 million in Series A, helps retailers of any size provide affordable same-day delivery. The round was co-led by Inovia Capital and Forerunner Ventures, wit

Saying hello to TechCrunch’s newest podcast: Found

92TechCrunch / 6h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. For this week’s deep dive, the Equity team sat down not with external investors or founders, but with two of our own. Yes, this week, for the first time Natasha and Alex got to break a little internal news instead of focusing on the world outside. Why did we have Jord

How to Enable Google Chrome’s “Reading List” on Android

How-To Geek / 6h
Google Chrome’s Reading List feature debuted on the iPhone and eventually came to the desktop. For some reason, it has taken a while to appear on Android. If you like the feature on your handset, it can be enabled right now. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

'Hey Spotify' feature rolling out to some users

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83Mashable / 6h
If you're used to saying "Hey Siri" or "Hey Google" to launch features, Spotify is cooking up a wake phrase you might like. The phrase itself isn't particularly surprising — it's "Hey Spotify." According to GSM Arena , it started rolling out to some users on Android, showing up via a notification. If you tap on it, you'll be prompted to give Spotify permission to record audio on your device. Afte

Amazon Music Car Mode gives streaming app a road safety makeover

SlashGear / 6h
Amazon has added a new Car Mode to its Amazon Music app, aiming to make it easier to handle playback while minimizing driver distraction. As you’d expect, the new interface includes simplified controls and bigger text to save you from squinting at your smartphone, along with Alexa voice control so that you might not even need to move your hands … Continue reading

Our favorite Chrome extensions for saving money while shopping

Mashable / 6h
Clicking "Complete Purchase" is easy. But making sure you're getting the very best deal every time you buy something online? Not so much. Fun fact — actually, really, really sad fact : Finding and verifying online sales can feel like a full-time job. (We would know, since it's literally ours.) Prices can change from minute to minute and vary from site to site. Some retailers will even go out of t

Hybrid working: The future of work

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The working world is facing a complete reset.

New Ring Video Doorbell 4 helps you identify what caused that motion alert

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The Ring Video Doorbell 4 is Ring’s latest battery-powered smart doorbell. Here's everything you need to know.

Ring brings its radar-scanning tech to a floodlight camera

59Engadget / 7h
The new floodlight camera lets you see a breadcrumb trail of someone's path to your door.

Flash sweeps: Win a set of Rimowa luggage (and a million United miles) by donating at least $10 to charity

The Points Guy / 7h
Last month, TPG announced our latest Prizeo campaign to support the Gbowee Foundation Africa , an organization dedicated to outstanding education and leadership opportunities for women and girls. Every donation of $10 or more is entered into the sweepstakes to win 1 million United MileagePlus miles and a trip to NYC (or virtual consultation, depending on the pandemic) — where TPG himself Brian Ke

Jupiter's Legacy's Flashy Trailer Is Brimming With Teenage and Aging Superhero Angst

300+Gizmodo / 7h
Imagine if your parents were famous superheroes ...and then the time came for you to follow in the family business . That’s the premise of Jupiter’s Legacy , a new Netflix series that just dropped an action-packed first trailer today. Read more...

Pathlight, a performance management tool for customer-facing teams and the individuals in them, raises $25M

100+TechCrunch / 7h
The longer we continue to work with either all or part of our teams in remote, out-of-physical-office environments, the more imperative it becomes for those teams to have some tools in place to keep the channels of communication and management open, and for the individuals in those teams to have a sense of how well they are performing. Today, one of the startups that provides a team productivity

Polestar ‘will have to question everything’ in order to build the first climate-neutral EV

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Polestar, the Swedish electric vehicle brand spun out of Volvo Car Group, set on Wednesday a “moonshot goal” of creating the first climate neutral car by 2030. But instead of getting there through more widely-practiced offsetting measures, such as planting trees, the company said it’s going to fundamentally change the way the new EV is made. That means rethinking every piece of the supply chain,

Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro adds radar for less annoying motion alerts

SlashGear / 7h
Ring has a new addition to its camera-toting security light line-up, with the Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro promising smarter detection and more useful alerts. Like the Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2, launched back in February, this new floodlight camera borrows tech more familiar from modern cars, with a radar sensor to power 3D Motion Detection. With that radar, the … Continue reading

How to Clean the Outside of Your Apartment Windows, Because It's Gross Out There

32Lifehacker / 7h
Cleaning the outside of your windows can be a fairly easy job, provided you can actually reach them—just grab a hose and a squeegee and rinse and wipe the glass. But cleaning your windows inside and out is not as easily achieved if you live in a fifth-floor walk-up apartment, let alone a high-rise. But looking out a… Read more...

How to Add, Edit, or Delete Recurring Events in Google Calendar

28How-To Geek / 7h
If you’re faced with planning regular meetings, keep track of them by scheduling recurring events in Google Calendar. Here’s how to add, edit, and remove recurring events from your personal or work calendar. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Dell's New Gaming Lineup Includes a Laptop and 4 Monitors

100+How-To Geek / 7h
Alongside a new Alienware laptop, Dell launched a new G15 gaming laptop. This one comes in both AMD Ryzen and 10th Gen Intel editions and a reasonable starting price of $799. If you want a monitor to go with your gaming laptop, Dell has that covered, too, with four new options. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Sync a Redux Store Across Browser Tabs

How-To Geek / 7h
Redux is a convenient way to manage state in complex web apps. Your Redux store isn’t synced across tabs though, which can lead to some awkward scenarios. If the user logs out in one tab, it would be ideal for that action to be reflected in their other open tabs. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Microsoft is drenching its Azure servers to boost performance

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A production Azure server is dishing out compute from inside a bathtub.

Tesla takes to Chinese social media to ease local spying fears

81Engadget / 7h
Tesla is using its Chinese social media page to assuage local spying fears after its cars were banned from the country's military facilities and select state-owned companies.

Have a startup in Detroit? Apply to pitch at TechCrunch’s Detroit virtual meetup!

92TechCrunch / 7h
TechCrunch is coming to Detroit — virtually, at least. On April 15, TechCrunch is hosting a small online event with local venture capitalists, founders and those curious about the growing ecosystem. There will also be a small pitch-off event where Detroit-based startups have three minutes to pitch their companies to Detroit-based VCs. TechCrunch just published a feature on Detroit-darling StockX

Apple shares more details about its imminent App Tracking Transparency feature

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Apple is sharing more details today about its upcoming App Tracking Transparency feature, which will allow users to control, on an app-by-app level, whether their data is shared for ad-targeting purposes. In a sense, anyone using the current version of iOS can see App Tracking Transparency in action, since iOS already includes a Tracking menu in the Privacy settings, and some apps have already st

Acorns’ new fintech target is debt management with acquisition of Pillar

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Popular saving and investing app Acorns has acquired Pillar, an AI-powered startup built to help manage student loan debt, in its second acquisition of 2021. New York-based Pillar helps consumers optimize their debt payments by focusing first on student loans. It launched in May 2019 with $5.5 million in seed funding led by Kleiner Perkins. The companies declined to reveal the financial terms of

Singapore-based retail analytics company Trax raises $640M Series E led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and BlackRock

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Trax’s co-founders, Joel Bar-El (left) and Dror Feldheim (right), and Trax’s CEO, Justin Behar (center) COVID-19 forced many retailers and brands to adopt new technologies. Retail analytics unicorn Trax expects that this openness to tech innovation will continue even after the pandemic. The Singapore-based company announced today that it has raised $640 million in Series E funding to expand its p

Alienware's M15 and Dell's G15 gaming laptops are getting AMD Ryzen CPUs

100+Engadget / 7h
Dell is finally bringing AMD CPUs back to its gaming laptops on the Alienware M15 and Dell G15.

Awesome Promo: Transfer 250K Bank Points To Singapore KrisFlyer, Earn Star Alliance Gold

98One Mile at a Time / 7h
There’s an opportunity right now to earn Star Alliance Gold status through Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer by transferring 250,000 points to the program. This is potentially an incredible deal. Singapore Airlines’ status without flying promo With Singapore’s borders more or less closed , Singapore Airlines has launched a creative promotion that makes it easy to earn status without flying. Between Ap

NASA Lucy spacecraft solar panel deployment test goes off without a hitch

20SlashGear / 7h
NASA is currently working on a spacecraft called Lucy and has announced that it has successfully completed a solar panel deployment test. Lucy has completed thermal vacuum testing of both solar panels, which is the final step in checking out the critical components in preparation for launch. Lucy is currently set to launch this fall. The spacecraft has massive solar … Continue reading

This $2,500 Iron Is a Badass Wrinkle Destroyer

100+Wired / 7h
The Laurastar Smart U works so well it may give you a flashback to the smoothest sheets you've ever slept on.

It’s Hard to Play a Character Who’s a Dick—but It’s Worth It

72Wired / 7h
In God of War, Kratos is kind of mean, but finishing his journey has its rewards.

Help! My Colleague Is Taking Credit for My Work

80Wired / 7h
Why petty drama matters in the workplace, and other advice on office thievery.

How Strong Is King Kong? And Could He Even Stand Up?

100+Wired / 7h
In physics, big things are not like small things. Here's what that means for a giant gorilla.

How to Make Perfect Mashed Potatoes in the Microwave

71Lifehacker / 7h
Mashed potatoes are as involved as you want them to be. Want to peel them? Great. Want to rice them? Also great. Not doing those things? You guessed it—still great. I don’t think I’ve ever made the same bowl of mashed potatoes twice. From cooking methods, to add-ins, to the potatoes themselves, there are simply too… Read more...

How to Disable Notification Center on iPhone Lock Screen

20How-To Geek / 7h
By default, anyone can see your iPhone or iPad Notification Center while your device is locked by swiping upward on the lock screen. There, they can see an overview of your recent notifications. Luckily, it’s easy to turn it off while locked. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Alienware Launches Its First AMD-Powered Laptop in 14 Years

How-To Geek / 7h
In the world of gaming, the debate over AMD versus Intel processors rages on. But for the last 14 years, if you wanted an Alienware laptop you had once choice—Intel. That streak is coming to an end on April 20th, with Alienware’s new m15 Ryzen Edition R5 gaming notebook Read This Article on Review Geek ›

5 pitfalls to avoid when booking hotels

41The Points Guy / 7h
So you think you found a great hotel deal, but then get to the checkout page or, even worse, show up to the front desk and are surprised with unanticipated fees on your bill. We’ve all been there. Unfortunately, hidden fees and unanticipated add-ons are increasingly common in travel , especially with hotels. In addition to resort fees, we’ve encountered hidden fees for things like having extra gu

5 Tips for Smartphone Voice Tools

100+NYT > Technology / 7h
A virtual assistant is just one tool that lets you use your voice to share your thoughts, capture a moment or just get things done.

Alienware Finally Embraces Ryzen With Its First AMD-Powered Gaming Laptop in Over a Decade

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52Gizmodo / 7h
At this point, laptop makers that don’t support some kind of AMD-based config are kind of trolling, and now Alienware is finally back on board with its first AMD-powered gaming laptop in more than a decade. Read more...

M1 MacBook Air deals are at record low prices right now

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
M1 MacBook Air deals are offering record low prices at Amazon this week.

Watching WrestleMania 37 is a stone cold bargain thanks to Peacock TV's WWE deal

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Oh you didn't know!? Exclusive US WWE WrestleMania broadcaster still has 50% off until Friday thanks to this streaming deal.

The best wireless headphones you can buy right now

300+Engadget / 7h
Here's a list of the best wireless headphones you can buy right now, as reviewed by Engadget editors.

Italian carmaker FV Frangivento unveils Sorpasso supercar with V10 engine and AWD

SlashGear / 8h
There’s a relatively new automaker from Italy that’s making noise in the auto industry. We’re talking about Turin-based carmaker FV Frangivento and its latest creation, the Sorpasso supercar. We can’t blame you if you’ve never heard of FV Frangivento before, but the company started making waves in 2015 with its 1,000-horsepower Asfanè DieciDieci supercar concept. In 2017, FV Frangivento debuted …

How to Instantly Play iPhone or iPad Audio on HomePod Mini

How-To Geek / 8h
If you want to play iPhone or iPad audio directly to the HomePod or HomePod mini, you can tap your device on top of the smart speaker or use the AirPlay menu. But, alternatively, the fastest way is using a shortcut. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

UK’s Digital Markets Unit starts work on pro-competition reforms

100+TechCrunch / 8h
A new UK public body that will be tasked with helping regulate the most powerful companies in the digital sector to ensure competition thrives online and consumers of digital services have more choice and control over their data has launched today. The Digital Markets Unit (DMU), which was announced in November last year — following a number of market reviews and studies examining concerns about

Mobile phones should be banned in schools - Gavin Williamson

5KBBC News - Technology / 8h
Phones should not be used or seen during the school day, the education secretary says.

UK launches new watchdog to govern the dominance of Big Tech

56Engadget / 8h
The UK has launched its Digital Markets Unit, a new watchdog tasked with ensuring that the likes of Facebook and Google cannot abuse their power to block out competitors.

Review: Big Sur Suite At Alila Ventana

37One Mile at a Time / 8h
The whole reason my mom and I recently traveled to California was to stay at the Alila Ventana Big Sur, which is probably my favorite Hyatt property in the US. I wrote a detailed review of this hotel just over a year ago, so this time around I’m going to be writing two installments on the property, focused on specific aspects of the experience: In this installment I’ll review the Big Sur Suite, w

New Google Pixel Buds leaked… by Google

39TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
An image spotted in a recent Google Nest email reveals the possible design of the Pixel Buds A.

Masks off at Walt Disney World? Here’s the latest news

400+The Points Guy / 8h
You’ll soon be able to go maskless at Walt Disney World — for temporary outdoor photo ops only, that is. Disney World adopted a strict mask policy when it reopened in July. Any guest, age 2 and up, is required to wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth in both outdoor and indoor settings on the property. The exceptions are while swimming or while dining (though you’d need to wear a mask wh

More Lightning in the Arctic Is Bad News for the Planet

500+Wired / 8h
Lightning strikes in the far north could double by 2100. That means more wildfires, which could release massive amounts of planet-warming gas.

Olija Is an Indie Platformer With Love, Loss, and Harpoons

72Wired / 8h
While not perfect, it's a breezy action game that's unique—and a ton of fun.

Hackers Are Exploiting Discord Links to Serve Up Malware

200+Wired / 8h
Beware of links from platforms that got big during quarantine.

This Curtain-Opening Robot Isn't As Convenient As You Think

100+Wired / 8h
Wake up to natural sunlight and a loud, whining noise thanks to the wonky SwitchBot that opens and closes your drapes for you.

Microsoft cools data center servers using boiling liquid

SlashGear / 8h
One of the biggest challenges in running a massive data center is keeping the computer hardware cool. Over the years, Microsoft has tried some interesting solutions when it comes to cooling, including sinking some servers in the ocean inside sealed containers. Microsoft is now using boiling liquid to cool data center servers at a data center on the eastern bank … Continue reading

How to Ensure Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Is Accessible to Everyone

46Gizmodo / 8h
As the Biden administration puts the federal government’s muscle behind widespread electrification, one fact has becoming increasingly clear: The electric vehicle revolution is coming . But states have a lot of catching up to do if they want to make sure everyone is included, a new report shows. Read more...

What you need to know about the Facebook data leak

300+MIT Technology Review / 8h
The news: The personal data of 533 million Facebook users in more than 106 countries was found to be freely available online last weekend. The data trove, uncovered by security researcher Alon Gal , includes phone numbers, email addresses, hometowns, full names, and birth dates. Initially, Facebook claimed that the data leak was previously reported on in 2019 and that it had patched the vulnerabi

How to Easily Transfer Files between Linux, Windows, Mac, Android, and iPhone

79How-To Geek / 8h
Transfer files from a Linux computer to any other computer quickly and easily with Snapdrop. It’s browser-based, so it works with any operating system, yet the files stay within your own local network and never go to “the cloud.” Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Use Docker to Containerise PHP and Apache

How-To Geek / 8h
Docker containers make your app portable across environments. Once you’ve got a container image, you can use it anywhere Docker is available. Here’s how to containerise a PHP web application using the Apache server. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Earn Star Alliance Gold Status By Transferring Bank Points, Online Shopping

30View from the Wing / 8h
Star Alliance carrier Singapore Airlines is letting members earn status credits for things other than flying through February 2022. In addition current Singapore elites earn double status credits for qualifying spend through KrisShop, KrisFlyer Spree and at Kris+ partners. Current non-status members can earn silver or gold status without ever flying. Continue reading ...

Avant doubles down on digital banking with Zero Financial acquisition

200+TechCrunch / 8h
Avant , an online lender that has raised over $600 million in equity, announced today that it has acquired Zero Financial and its neobank brand, Level, to further its mission of becoming a digital bank for the masses. Founded in 2012, Chicago-based Avant started out primarily as an online lender targeting “underserved consumers,” but is evolving into digital banking with this acquisition. The com

Thousands of SAP users face cyberattacks over unsecured flaws

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Hundreds of internet-facing SAP installations haven’t applied security patches for years.

99 Pac-Men enter, one Pac-Man leaves in new Switch freebie Pac-Man 99

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35Ars Technica / 8h
Let's break down Pac-Man 99 , the latest retro battle royale game on Nintendo Switch. First Tetris , then Super Mario , and now Pac-Man : Nintendo Switch continues its streak of "retro battle royale" video games this week by asking a remarkably weird question. What would Pac-Man be like if 99 people played the game at the same time, and only one pellet muncher emerged victorious? The new game, cr

Polestar 0 project will create a climate-neutral car

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SlashGear / 8h
Electric vehicle maker Polestar has a plan to design and build a completely climate-neutral car by the year 2030. The Polestar 0 project plans to eliminate emissions rather than offset emissions by planting trees. Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that climate neutrality requires a rethink of the traditional approach, innovation, and technology that’s critical to success. Ingenlath says that car

New Dyson air purifier helps reduce indoor air pollution

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
The new Dyson Purifier Hot + Cool Formaldehyde is Dyson’s latest air purifying fan

The Morning After: Our verdict on the Sonos Roam

49Engadget / 9h
Sonos just delivered the Roam, but it has a more secretive speaker on the way.

Diablo 2 Resurrected technical alpha kicks off this weekend – here's how to apply

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Blizzard is running a Diablo 2 Resurrected technical alpha test this weekend, allowing some players to try the remaster's single-player.

Fujifilm instax mini 40 is a retro camera that prints physical photos

SlashGear / 9h
Fujifilm has announced the launch of a new instant camera that produces photos on physical film. The camera is called the instax mini 40, and it has a decisively retro style. Fujifilm says the camera supports mini-format film and will launch on April 21, 2021. It’s the latest in the series of instax instant cameras allowing users to take photos … Continue reading

UK airlines push for travel corridor with US as vaccine rollout raises hopes for summer travel

400+The Points Guy / 9h
With vaccination rates on the rise in both countries, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are calling for a travel corridor to be set up between the United Kingdom and the United States that would ease travel restrictions for travelers in both countries. The airlines are talking to the U.K. government about allowing safe summer travel to and from the U.S., without mandating costly COVID-19 tests

Investment app for millennials, Groww, raises $83 million at over $1 billion valuation

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100+TechCrunch / 9h
More than 200 million people in India transact money digitally, but fewer than 30 million invest in mutual funds and stocks. An Indian startup that is attempting to change this figure by courting millennials announced a new financing round on Wednesday and turned into the newest unicorn in the world’s second largest internet market. Bangalore-based Groww has raised $83 million in its Series D fin

Plaid raises $425M Series D from Altimeter as it charts a post-Visa future

200+TechCrunch / 9h
Plaid , a unicorn that helps connect consumers’ bank accounts to financial applications, has raised a $425 million Series D, it announced this morning. TechCrunch understands that the new capital infusion, led by Altimeter Capital , values the company at around $13.4 billion. It is not surprising that Plaid, a former takeover target for consumer credit giant Visa, is raising more capital. After i

A history of every LG flagship Android phone

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
As LG shuts its smartphone division for good, we take a look at the premium handsets that the electronics giant put out.

Slack: The pandemic has accelerated the demise of email

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Research highlights the effects of the pandemic and remote working on workplace communication.

Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney Plus: release date, cast, story and what we know

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The next big Star Wars TV show begins filming this month, as Disney Plus brings Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi to the small screen.

Get away from the crowds: 6 incredible Hawaii vacation home rentals

81The Points Guy / 9h
You don’t have to leave the U.S. to find some of the best vacation and beach destinations the world has to offer — starting with Hawaii. Not only is Hawaii a destination that has something for everyone, but there are seven inhabitable main islands to choose from. There’s always somewhere new to explore in the Aloha State. For more curated TPG travel tips and recommendations delivered each morning

Hands-on with the OnePlus Watch

32Mashable / 9h
Mashable's tech reporter Brenda Stolyar is here to unbox and give her first impressions of the OnePlus Watch. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Smartwatch , Oneplus , Tech , and Innovations

The OnePlus Watch isn't exactly one size fits all

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Read more... More about Smartwatch , Oneplus , Tech , and Consumer Tech

Virgin Media CEO Lutz Schüler will lead joint-venture with O2

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Telefonica and Liberty Global hope to conclude merger later this year.

How Technology Can Help You Cope With ADHD

200+Wired / 9h
Tech is usually the villain in stories about ADHD, but for many, it can be a lifeline, not an anchor.

Serve Food in Far-Away Restaurants—Right From Your Couch

100+Wired / 9h
A growing number of robots are operated remotely, often by workers thousands of miles away. Could it be a job of the future?

Tesla offers 50 percent discounts on overnight Supercharger use in California

100Engadget / 9h
Tesla is giving California owners a 50 percent discount on their charging fees if they plug into a Supercharger between 7PM and 10AM.

Turn Your Emails, Articles, And More Into Podcasts With Elocance

Futurism / 9h
Human communication is reliant on text, to the point where we should probably not send that email, for multiple reasons . Still, between emails, transcripts, meeting notes, and interesting or relevant articles to our interests or careers, we have a lot of text to wade through in a given day. Elocance , which has a 4.1 star rating on the App Store, helps by taking all that text and turning it into

Digital innovations for the future of smart cities

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Discover how the deployment of smart city technology unlocks an advantageous digital experience for citizens.

These iD Mobile SIM only deals include unlimited data for just £11 a month

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iD Mobile's latest SIM only deals offer some market-leading value thanks to big cashback rewards.

No, Perseverance didn’t see a rainbow on Mars

SlashGear / 9h
NASA has a habit of sharing raw images directly from spacecraft orbiting and rovers on the surface of Mars. The Red Planet is a vastly different environment from Earth, and people naturally look for some of the same phenomena in the atmosphere on Mars as we see here on Earth. One example is an image that NASA recently shared from … Continue reading

Intel and AMD chip war heats up once more with Ice Lake launch

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Intel Ice Lake Xeon chips look to take on AMD Epyc Milan.

Capital One Showdown: Venture Vs. VentureOne

86One Mile at a Time / 9h
Many people are probably familiar with the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card ( review ), which is a straightforward, well-rounded travel rewards card It’s also one of the best Capital One credit cards , and has a phenomenal limited time welcome bonus for new cardmembers at the moment. However, fewer people are probably familiar with the no annual fee version of the card, which is the Capita

Dell XPS 13 and Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 up to $450 off in today's laptop deals

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Today's laptop deals feature huge price cuts on Dell XPS 13 and Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 machines - both awesome ultrabooks.

How to Send a Password-Protected Email for Free

44How-To Geek / 10h
If you want to send a private message to someone and ensure that they are the only ones who read it, protecting it with a password only the recipient knows is a solid choice. Fortunately, secure email providers ProtonMail and Tutanota make this process easy and highly secure, and you can use both for free. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Blue dot raises $32M for AI that helps businesses manage their tax accounting

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Artificial intelligence has become a fundamental cornerstone of how a lot of business software works, providing a useful boost in reading, understanding, and using the often-fragmented trove of data that organizations generate these days. In the latest development, an Israeli startup called Blue dot , which uses AI to help companies handle their tax accounting, is announcing $32 million in fundin

UK Launches New Watchdog to Police Big Tech's Ad Market Monopoly

Gizmodo / 10h
The UK government launched a new watchdog agency on Wednesday that will be tasked with keeping an eye on Big Tech companies like Google and Facebook, according to an announcement published online. The stated goal of the new watchdog is to police the “concentration of power among a small number of firms” in the world… Read more...

New Windows 10 update finally fixes a long standing problem – and kills off the old Edge browser

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Windows 10 KB5000842 update is finally fixing an issue with File Explorer, while also fully removing the old Edge browser.

Spotify is getting its own wake word

Hey Spotify iPhone•
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Spotify has begun rolling out a wake word for the music streaming app that will let users choose their music hands-free.

Half a billion LinkedIn users have scraped data sold online

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Seller is asking for a four-figure payment for the data, and has two million LinkedIn records as proof.

Apple VR headset could turn your fingers into holographic controllers

52TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
A new patent reveals Apple is working on a system of 3D finger modelling for its upcoming VR headset.

Lexus demonstrates the actual dangers of distracted driving in new video

20SlashGear / 10h
Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the national Distracted Driving Awareness Month this April, Japanese luxury automaker Lexus released a new video to shatter people’s misconceptions regarding texting and driving. “Lexus wants to bring awareness to safety behind the wheel by changing perceptions about texting and driving,” said Vinay Shahani, vice president of marketing at Lexus. “Even the mos

Diamondback launches seriously fast new e-bikes for road and gravel

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The lineup of four new electric bikes feature Bosch motors capable of hitting speeds up to 28mph.

Sony X95J 4K TV: is this LCD flagship worth buying?

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Sony is releasing a number of new 4K TVs for 2021, but if you don't have the desire or the budget to get an OLED TV, you may want to consider its LCD models.

Sony WF-1000XM4 could bring Bluetooth 5.2 and a new chipset

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
A new pair of wireless noise-cancelling earphones have passed through the FCC and Bluetooth SIG, revealing key specifications.

NASA’s Artemis RS-25 rocket engines have been around since the space shuttle era

SlashGear / 10h
When it comes to rocket engines, one of the most prolific and famous is the RS-25. It’s the same rocket engine that would be used for the NASA Artemis moon missions, but the Artemis missions certainly aren’t the first time RS-25 engines have been used. The RS-25 engine was the main space shuttle engine and has a proven record of … Continue reading

Are these 'Falcon and Winter Soldier' villains actually the good guys? An investigation

33Mashable / 10h
On the spectrum of Marvel Cinematic Universe villains, a group that chants "one world, one people" while stealing food and vaccines to give to needy refugees doesn't exactly seem to be at HYDRA levels of evil. Then again, this same group robs banks and acquired the serum that HYDRA used to make super soldiers, and its leader is fully prepared to burn her enemies alive because violence is "the onl

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 could have a tiny outer screen

33TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
A new leak suggests Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 will have a smaller outer screen than the Z Fold 2.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 could be about to launch with AMD and Intel CPUs

Microsoft Surface Laptop•
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There’s still lots of debate about exactly how the next-gen Surface Laptops will be configured regarding their processors.

The RAM and SSD storage of Apple M1 Macs can be upgraded - but it's a terrible idea

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Technicians in China have succeeded in upgrading the M1 chip memory and storage, but just because you can doesn't mean you should.

Signal is getting a crypto-based payments system

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Encrypted message platform Signal is rolling out a privacy-focused payments system based on a little-known cryptocurrency.

Outriders’ waypoint system is a work of art

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Outriders probably won’t win any awards for being the most unique game you’ve ever played, but it's waypoint system deserves the utmost praise.

Google Pixel 5 just got a big performance boost

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The Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G have reportedly been given massive performance improvements from a software update.

Your next iPhone's most important feature may be one you can't even see

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Getting all Apple's AR tools lined up and communicating, according to a new patent.

Western Digital launches its first 2-in-1 flash drive that works with iPhone and USB Type-C devices

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe is a 2-in-1 flash drive that is compatible with iOS and Android devices.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 might be its most desirable instant camera so far

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The new Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 is like a rebooted Instax Mini 11 – only this time it's dressed in desirable, vintage clothes.

Why Bill Murray found Ghostbusters: Afterlife 'really hard' to film

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The legendary actor has explained why filming the series' long-awaited sequel was 'physically painful'.

2021 could be the biggest year for IT spending yet

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Devices, IT services and software all set for major splurges in 2021 says Gartner.

Google leaks its upcoming Pixel Buds A

95Mashable / 11h
It appears that Google's new earphones, the Pixel Buds A, are coming soon. 9to5Google noticed that Google itself included an image of the new earbuds in a marketing email sent to people on the Google Nest mailing list. There are no details about the Pixel Buds A in that email (beyond their green color), but 9to5Google previously reported that the new earbuds are coming in green and white. Accordi

Putting Zagreb on the TechCrunch map — TechCrunch’s European Cities Survey 2021

100+TechCrunch / 11h
TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey European founders and investors in cities outside the larger European capitals. Over the next few weeks, we will ask entrepreneurs in these cities to talk about their ecosystems, in their own words. This is your chance to put Zagreb on the Techcrunch Map ! If you are a tech startup founder or investor in the city please fill out the survey

Ambrane announces five wireless earphones in India starting at Rs 799

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Ambrane has launched a bunch of new earphones in India starting at Rs 799. All five of them are priced under Rs 2,000.

'Star Trek: Picard' Will Return in 2022 with a Visit from Q

100+How-To Geek / 11h
Season 1 of Star Trek: Picard had high and low points and left some people wondering Jean-Luc Picard is truly Jean-Luc Picard anymore. It’s a case metaphysics and questions best left to saints and philosophers. Or maybe, best left to Q, who will return in Season 2 in 2022. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The 4 Best Websites to Rent Game Servers from

How-To Geek / 11h
BisectHosting, PebbleHost, Apex Hosting Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Save $50 on the 128GB 10.2-inch iPad During Best Buy's Sale

33How-To Geek / 11h
Apple’s 8th generation 10.2-inch 128GB iPad is on sale for $380 at Best Buy. This is the best deal we’ve seen on Apple’s latest iPad in 2021, and a fantastic opportunity to upgrade from an older model. Best Buy is also selling open-box versions of this iPad for around $340, so grab one while you can. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Is Premium Smart Lighting Worth It?

How-To Geek / 11h
Shopping for smart lighting online gives people a false understanding of how products look in real life. You can’t tell how bright, colorful, or diffused a light looks when you’re looking at photographs, especially when those pictures come from the product’s manufacturer. For this reason, people think that affordable smart lighting brands look just as good as the high-end stuff, which simply isn’

Yahoo Answers No More: The Q&A Platform Shuts Down May 4th

38How-To Geek / 11h
Like the ancient library of Carthage, Yahoo Answers will be nothing more than a memory when it shuts down May 4th. The great knowledge stored in Yahoo Answers will not be available to future generations who need to cheat on their homework or ask important questions like “am I gregnant?“. It is a dark day for humanity, my friends. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Nomad's Desktop MagSafe Mount Keeps Your Charger on Your Desk

How-To Geek / 11h
MagSafe certainly makes life easier for everyone using Apple’s newest tech, but it’s a little annoying when you pick up your iPhone or Apple Watch and the charger doesn’t automatically detach. Nomad is claiming it can fix this problem, however, with its new weighted MagSafe charger mount. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Is ‘Femtech’ the Next Big Thing in Health Care?

100+NYT > Technology / 11h
Start-ups and tech companies are creating products to address women’s health care needs. It’s still a small segment of the market, but growing.

Cruise around in style with an electric skateboard on sale

Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: Skate around town on the Faboard Black Rover Dual Belt All-Terrain Electric Skateboard , which is on sale for 19% off. As of April 7, grab one for $599.95. If you’ve wanted to learn how to skateboard ever since that viral TikTok , we've got a great deal for you. You'll cruise around with ease on this all-terrain electric skateboard . The Faboard Black Rover lets you travel at speeds up to

Add next-level lighting to any room with these touch-sensitive tiles

20Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: Set the mood in your home with these touch-sensitive modular wall tiles , on sale for $49.99 — a 33% savings — as of April 7. Good lighting can make a huge difference in your space. Instead of adding another normal lamp, think outside the box and put up something extraordinary. This unique lighting kit comes with six modular tiles that can be arranged in any way you want. Each one includes

'Solar Opposites' creators Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan on the Season 2 references you didn't get

48Mashable / 11h
Welcome to Thanks, I Love It , our series highlighting something onscreen we're obsessed with this week. Mike McMahan and Justin Roiland are sharing a private joke. Many of them, actually. They don’t care if you get it. To the Solar Opposites creators (who also worked together on Rick and Morty ), it’s hilarious. And, for fans of Solar Opposites , the duo's beloved animated Hulu series back for i

Test out a new cell provider with this 3-month prepaid plan for $45

25Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: Ditch your phone contract for this three-month Boost Mobile deal , on sale for 49% off. As of April 7, get unlimited talk, text and 5GB LTE data per month for three months for only $45 . If you're in the process of switching phone plans or trying to break off your parents' plan once and for all, consider this before signing yourself up for another company that offers the same old experienc

Get a $100 Lululemon gift card (and other perks) when you buy the Mirror

Mashable / 11h
SAVE $250 AND GET A FREE $100 GIFT CARD: As of April 7, use code MOTHERSDAY21 at Mirror to score free shipping and installation (a $250 value) and get a $100 Lululemon gift card. There are two types of people: those who cant wait to get back to the gym, and those who will happily work out from home forever. It you're part of the latter camp, there are plenty of high-tech products that will help b

Strength train from home with a pair of adjustable dumbbells on sale

Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: This Costway Adjustable Dumbbell set will give you loads of mileage out of a single set of weights. As of April 7, grab it on sale for $184.99 — a 31% savings. Many of us have been trying to get our sweat on at home. But it’s tough to get in a fulfilling workout every day with minimal square footage to work with. That’s why multi-use equipment is so important. Sure, a treadmill is great, b

Jeff Bezos Supports Corporate Tax Hike But Conspicuously Fails to Endorse $2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

66Gizmodo / 11h
Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, released a statement late Tuesday saying that he generally supports President Joe Biden’s desire to invest in infrastructure, along with a rise in the corporate tax rate. But some of the things Bezos doesn’t support in the statement are conspicuous in their absence. Read more...

This ‘CrabWalking’ electric Hummer can drive diagonally

Mashable / 11h
The GMC Hummer EV is an electric SUV set to sell for up to $110,595 and go into production in early 2023. The Hummer comes with a few new features, including its " CrabWalk " feature, where its rear wheels turn 10 degrees in either direction. In addition, the SUV can raise itself by 15 centimeters using its Extract Mode to surmount difficult obstacles. Read more... More about Evs , Parking , Humm

Some LG phones will get Android 12

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
LG has announced it's closing its phones business, but it'll continue supporting older handsets.

Three vital security measures to protect your corporate network

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Corporate networks are under attack. Here's how to protect yours from marauding cyber-criminals.

LG's 2021 soundbars boast Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res Audio for cinematic sound

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
LG has revealed its 2021 soundbar lineup, and each model is designed to work perfectly with LG TVs.

AMD looks set to reveal surprise RX 6800 XT ‘midnight black’ limited edition GPU

47TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
If true, and you’re tempted to grab one of these graphics cards later today, expect the usual battle against scalpers.

Here's another reason why you no longer need a laptop to make a Zoom call

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Amazon Echo Show 10 devices can now take their Zoom calls wherever they like.

Berlin’s Bryter raises $66M to take its no-code tools for enterprises to the US

Bryter US Tiger Global•
200+TechCrunch / 12h
No-code startups continue to see a lot of traction among enterprises, where employees — strictly speaking, non-technical, but still using software every day — are getting hands-on and building apps to take on some of the more repetitive aspects of their jobs, the so-called “citizen coders” of the working world. And in one of the latest developments, a Bryter — an AI-based no-code startup that has

Fujifilm's $100 Instax Mini 40 offers vintage looks and simple features

100+Engadget / 12h
Fujifilm has unveiled the Instax Mini 40, an instant film camera much like last year's Instax Mini 11 but with a new retro look and $30 higher price tag.

Andrew Garfield somehow makes YouTube influencers look even worse in 'Mainstream' trailer

43Mashable / 12h
I'll be real with you: the first trailer for Mainstream does not make it look good. Directed by Gia Coppola, Mainstream follows a young woman (Maya Hawke) who teams up with a random guy (Andrew Garfield) to dive into the world of online influencers in an attempt to become famous. Their strategy for this is to loudly "do and say nothing" — a strategy that has worked well for numerous internet cele

Realme GT Series to launch in early May in India

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Realme India CMO Francis Wong revealed that the flagship Realme GT India launch will be in early May, aroun