Sunday, May 02, 2021

Sunday Morning Technology News and More


Technology news and more...

How one naughty bird cheats with fancy feather structures

1KArs Technica / 59min
Enlarge / A Brazilian Tanager (Ramphocelus bresilius) with his cheating red feathers looking up at the sky. (credit: Rogerio Peccioli | Getty) Female tanager birds dig flamboyant males. So to build plumage that really pops with orange or red or yellow, a male has to eat fruits and absorb their carotenoids. The fancy feathers he produces then serve as an honest signal, in the evolutionary sense, a

High-Energy Cosmic Ray Sources Get Mapped for the First Time

2KWired / 14min
They twist and turn on their way to Earth, which has made it nearly impossible to identify the colossal monsters that create them.

This Modder Stuck a Wii Into a GameBoy Advance SP

200+How-To Geek / 3h
Despite the Wii’s incredible legacy, there is no legitimate way to play its classic games on modern hardware. There are several ways to work around this hurdle, but some techniques are more ambitious than others. StonedEdge’s homemade Wii SPii is, to say the least, extremely ambitious. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Use Browser Profiles to Separate Work and Play

48Wired / 14min
Organize your life, using a simple tool you probably already have.

Chase ‘Pay Yourself Back’ Extended, New Higher Value Statement Credit Category Added

View from the Wing / 14min
Chase introduced ‘Pay Yourself Back’ last year as a temporary feature on some cards geared towards travel, while people weren't traveling. It increased the flexibility of points, allowing you to redeem at an increased rate for certain everyday charges you were likely still making during the global pandemic. It became popular, and tempting as an alternative to using points for paid travel or trans

How to Opt out of Apple’s “Find My” Network on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

How-To Geek / 17min
Apple’s “Find My” network allows Apple device owners to locate AirTags and other lost devices thanks to hundreds of millions of Apple devices already out in the world. While the network is anonymous and encrypted, you can still opt out on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Mac. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Eating a bit too much salt can have a major effect on immune cells

SlashGear / 38min
Another study has found a good reason to be mindful of how much salt you eat: it doesn’t take much to have a noticeable impact on your immune cells, and the effect likely isn’t limited to them. The new research comes from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine where scientists found that something as simple as eating a pizza … Continue reading

La Rochelle vs Leinster live stream: how to watch Champions Cup semi-final from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 42min
Captain Johnny Sexton is missing for the Irish champions - here's how to live stream La Rochelle vs Leinster and watch European Champions Cup rugby online today.

Revealed: IHG Rewards Triple Points Summer Promo

400+One Mile at a Time / 48min
IHG Rewards Club has just revealed the details of its major global promotion for the summer of 2021, which has the potential to be pretty lucrative. Earn up to triple points with new IHG Rewards promo With IHG Rewards’ new global promotion : Members can earn 2x IHG Rewards Club points on their second stay Members can earn 3x IHG Rewards Club points starting with their third stay Additionally, mem

Comparing Amazon tablets: Which budget slate is better

SlashGear / 59min
Following the rollout of the magnificent iPad Pro, Amazon has launched its own new Fire tablet. It’s a revamped edition of the existing – and pretty capable – Fire HD 10. The 2021 Fire HD 10 – accompanied by Fire HD 10 Plus – boasts a brighter display and fractionally thinner bezel. The Plus model ramps things up with the … Continue reading

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021) release date, price, and how the three tablets compare

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The new Amazon Fire HD 10 range for 2021 has three new tablets, including a Kids Edition device.

Garmin Venu Sq vs Garmin Venu 2: choose your next smartwatch

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The Venu Sq and Venu 2 blend smartwatch features with serious workout tracking, but which is right for you?

These Learning Tools Are Shaping the Online Schoolhouse

84Wired / 1h
Remote learning is here to stay. These platforms have designed virtual classrooms around the needs of teachers and students.

Josh Hawley’s ‘Big Tech’ Book Overthrows the Tyranny of Reality

80Wired / 1h
The senator’s new book is an assault not just on Big Tech, but on basic facts of US history.

'Pose' Season 3 is a triumphant final strut around the ballroom

24Mashable / 1h
All good things must come to and end and Pose was a very good thing. This groundbreaking show, which gave trans women of color their literal first shot at telling stories about themselves on TV, has made the entertainment landscape a better and more inclusive place by existing both as itself and as an example of how giving opportunities to marginalized communities produces great art. It brought a

What Does “BTW” Mean, and How Do You Use It?

How-To Geek / 1h
If you’ve opened your phone today, there’s a good chance that you’ve already seen a post with the acronym BTW in it. Here’s what it means and how to use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

American Selling AAdvantage Miles With 50% Bonus

1KOne Mile at a Time / 1h
American AAdvantage constantly has promotions on purchased miles, and the program has just launched its latest promotion. American AAdvantage promo on purchased miles Through Monday, May 31, 2021, American AAdvantage is offering a bonus on purchased miles . The bonus is tiered, and you receive a bigger bonus the more miles you buy, as follows: Buy 15,000-24,000 miles, get a 10% bonus Buy 25,000-4

Apple and Epic Head to Court Over Their Slices of the App Pie

EU Apple App Store•
100+NYT > Technology / 2h
Apple and Epic Games, maker of the wildly popular game Fortnite, square off on Monday in a trial that could decide how much control Apple can exert over the app economy.

The therapist at CVS will see you now

20Mashable / 2h
When a client walks into Eve Townsend's office for therapy, they're often carrying a snack, drink, or new prescription. That's because Townsend, a licensed clinical social worker, provides mental healthcare in a CVS store. Stationed in a nondescript consultation room very much unlike the therapist offices you might recognize from cable television dramas, Townsend's job is to help anyone who asks

We may not need all those fancy disinfecting robots after all

Mashable / 2h
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage , those fortunate enough to be fully vaccinated and live in countries with declining case counts are now beginning to imagine a future without COVID-19. Whether or not that future will include the disinfecting robots purchased by hotel chains, universities, and stadiums is anyone's guess. The machines, some of which cost north of $100,000 dollars a pi

Four astronauts make first nighttime landing in the ocean since 1968

72Ars Technica / 2h
How to recover a Dragon after dark. [credit: NASA ] After a little more than 167 days in space, and zipping through 2,688 orbits around the planet, Crew Dragon Resilience dropped into a darkened Gulf of Mexico early on Sunday morning off the coast of Panama City, Florida. The flight back from the International Space Station went smoothly, with Dragon entering the atmosphere about 12 minutes befor

Latest Galaxy Z Fold 3 leak hints at the foldable's charging speeds

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
If you're thinking about buying the Galaxy Z Fold 3 when it launches, here's the latest bit of info we've learned.

MotoGP Spain live stream 2021: how to watch Spanish Grand Prix online from anywhere

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Can anybody deny Fabio Quartararo and Monster Energy Yamaha? Find out with a MotoGP live stream of the Spanish Grand Prix online - no matter where you are.

Boost your skills with this Excel training on sale

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: As of May 2, pay what you wish for the Essential 2021 Excel Wizard Bundle . If your price is more than the average price, you'll get the entire 11-course bundle. For a limited time, the Essential 2021 Excel Wizard Bundle is available in a "pay what you want" deal (with a catch). It’s led by instructors Thomas Fragale , a Microsoft-certified Trainer, and Lenny Wu , a financial analyst with

Study up for Cisco certification exams with this bundle

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Launch your career in IT with the Complete 2021 Cisco Certification Training Bundle , on sale for 96% off. As of May 2, get it for only $69. Cisco certifications are one way to make your résumé stand out in the IT field. But in order to get certified, you'll need to pass a few key exams, and this Complete 2021 Cisco Certification Training Bundle can help you out. With over 75 hours of cont

8 great weekend deals on refurbished MacBooks

Mashable / 3h
If the price tag on a new MacBook seems daunting (understandable), a refurbished version is the way to go. There's a possibility of minor scratches and scuffing, and the computers aren't new, but they are certified to function well. We've compiled eight deals on refurbished MacBooks as of May 2, with markdowns of up to 57% for a limited time. Apple MacBook Air 11.6" Intel Core i5 128GB Get an App

Apple accessories on sale: AirPods Pro, charging cables, and more

Mashable / 3h
In search of a Magic Keyboard or a pair of AirPods Pro? We've compiled these Apple accessories on sale as of May 2. From charging cables to MacBook add-ons, save up to 62% for a limited time. Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (Certified Refurbished) The Apple Magic Keyboard features a full numeric keypad, document navigation controls, full-size arrow keys, and a built-in rechargeable batte

20 deals on unique lights to brighten up your space

Mashable / 3h
Good lighting can make all the difference in a space. If you feel your bedroom, backyard, kitchen, or wherever else is missing something, that something might be a proper lighting fixture. Bring some brightness into your life with these incredible lighting additions that will transform your living area . From magical hanging cloud lamps to color-changing light bulbs, there's a lighting fixture on

Archeologists Found 110 Ancient Egyptian Tombs Spanning 3 Historic Eras

200+How-To Geek / 3h
Egypt has gone archeology-crazy in the last year, uncovering lost cities and parading dozens of pharaohs in the street to encourage tourism. And now, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is publishing a stunning finding from the Koum el-Khulgan archaeological site—110 graves that span 3 eras of ancient Egyptian history. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Samsung's SmartTag+ Bluetooth Tracker Arrives in the U.S.

How-To Geek / 3h
Right behind Apple’s AirTag trackers, you can now buy Samsung’s take on Bluetooth trackers in the United States. That follows B&H taking preorders even without a confirmed date, and Samsung announcing global availability. SmartTag+ will set you back $39.99 for a single tag. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Clubhouse App Creates Space for Open Talk in Middle East

100+NYT > Technology / 3h
The social networking app is booming in authoritarian countries, where users are speaking freely about otherwise taboo topics.

AMD Ryzen 6000 CPUs not coming in 2021, more rumors claim – we could see 5000 XT chips instead

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
AMD doubtless needs something to go up against Intel’s Alder Lake later this year.

Will new iPad Pro and other 2021 iPads be hard to buy? Here's what we know so far

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
It's looking likely the 2021 iPads will be hard to buy on release - but that might quickly change.

Android phones lack iPhone's app tracking transparency - what can you do instead?

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Does Android have its own version of app tracking transparency? Here’s how you can make your data more private.

Has Online Retail’s Biggest Bully Returned?

200+NYT > Technology / 5h
Outraged customers of sound like the victims of a man who’s already spent years in prison for terrorizing consumers.

Unblock top streaming services with a subscription to CyberGhost VPN

Mashable / 8h
SAVE 73%: A two-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for £2.89 per month as of May 2, saving you 73% on list price. You can navigate the online world pretty freely, right? Wrong. The net is actually full of restrictions that limit your ability to consume content, and the only way to get around these blockades is to use a VPN. These handy security tools protect your online data and ident

Start building your own apps with this stacked development bundle

Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: The Complete Mobile and App Development Bundle is on sale for £32.23 as of May 2, saving you 97% on list price. It feels like there is quite literally an app for everything. And yet, new apps are built and launched in the App Store every single day, proving there are still untapped markets waiting for your brilliant ideas. Don’t let the sheer number of existing apps stop you from bringing

SpaceX Makes First Nighttime Splashdown With Astronauts Since 1968

3KNYT > Technology / 8h
Crew-1, which launched to the space station in November, left the space station in the capsule called Resilience.

Smooth out business processes and data analysis with this 6-course bundle

24Mashable / 8h
TL:DR: The Ultimate Oracle, SAP, and Salesforce Training Prep Bundle is on sale for £17.90 as of May 1, saving you 97% on list price. Data entry and organisation are essential to making just about any company flourish. So whether you own your own business or are looking for ways to catch the eye of new employers, it's never a bad time to level up those skills. And since this Oracle, SAP, and Sale

Andy Ruiz vs Chris Arreola live stream: how to watch boxing online from anywhere

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The Destroyer gets back in the ring for the first time since losing his Anthony Joshua rematch - here's how to watch a Ruiz vs Arreola live stream, no matter where you are.

Pregnant Woman Denied Water On American Airlines Flight For ‘Covid Safety’

39View from the Wing / 12h
A pregnant woman was denied water on an American Airlines flight because of coronavirus, since the airline isn’t offering drink service to economy passengers as a 'covid precaution' – though they plan to restore this June 1. Continue reading ...