Monday, May 03, 2021

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Facebook panel will reveal on Wednesday whether Trump will regain his megaphone.

12KNYT > Technology / 3h
Facebook’s Oversight Board, an independent panel, will make the final decision on whether the company’s ban of former President Donald J. Trump should be permanent.

Marvel just revealed every Phase 4 movie including 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'

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1KMashable / 5h
The Marvel Cinematic Universe did not achieve near-total cultural dominance of the superhero genre by mismanaging hype. The studio just released an emotional featurette looking back on iconic moments in the MCU's first three phases and finally giving fans a glimpse of the franchise's future with a slew of new titles and release dates through 2023. Watch it above and try not to cry. In addition to

The First PC to Sell Millions: Commodore VIC-20 Turns 40

500+How-To Geek / 8h
In 1981, Commodore released the VIC-20, a low-cost mass-market home computer that served up great video games and taught a generation of kids how to program. It sold millions of units and inspired a generation of programmers. Here’s what made it special. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple releases iOS, macOS and watchOS updates to fix WebKit security flaws

30Engadget / 3min
The vulnerabilities may have been 'actively exploited,' so you should update ASAP.

How Epic vs. Apple took us screaming into the future with Zoom

SlashGear / 4min
This morning a vast number of listeners were able to take part in the court case of the moment: Epic Games vs Apple. Because of a user error at the start of the audio broadcast of this court case, listeners were treated to a mass of sounds – yelling, screaming, music, and nonsense. This was because the call opened to … Continue reading

It only takes a few weeks of air pollution to reduce cognitive performance

SlashGear / 19min
Breathing polluted air for only a few weeks may be enough to reduce cognitive performance, according to a new study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Air pollution comes from many sources, including cigarettes, charcoal grills, gasoline cars, and natural events like forest fires. There is some good news, however, as the same study found that common NSAID … Continue readi

Do You Qualify For a $50 Monthly Broadband Subsidy?

20Lifehacker / 20min
Millions of Americans without broadband internet can now qualify for a $50-per-month subsidy to help pay their bills. As part of the stimulus relief bill that passed last December, the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program offers the discount to low-income households or to those that lost substantial earnings during the… Read more...

Yes, you really do need to update your iPhone's iOS again. Like, today.

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Mashable / 21min
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TPG reader credit card question: Which card should I use to book Alaska Airlines flights?

The Points Guy / 25min
Editor’s note: This article is part of a column to answer your toughest credit card questions. If you would like to ask us a question, tweet us at @thepointsguy , message us on Facebook or email us at . When you start adding more credit cards to your wallet, it’s likely that you’ll start to see some areas of overlap with your credit card earning categories — especially if yo

Amazon's Thursday Night Football streaming deal with the NFL will start a year early

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43Engadget / 33min
Prime Video is becoming the exclusive home of Thursday Night Football earlier than expected.

Apple's Foldable iPhone Reportedly Rolling Out in 2023

Gizmodo / 33min
The question was never if, but when, and according to noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the long-rumored foldable iPhone is now expected in 2023. Read more...

When to Use the Em Dash—and the En Dash and 3 Em Dash

Lifehacker / 48min
If you want to master some of the more mysterious elements of grammar, we’re going to have to talk about dashes—yes, those simple horizontal lines that seem to present themselves unannounced, only to stretch your prose further along the page. Did you know there are three—yes, three whole kinds of dashes—in the English… Read more...

Former Senator Says Military Wouldn’t Let Him See UFO Wreckage

200+Futurism / 49min
Secret Stash In recent years, UFOs and other unexplained aerial phenomena have captured the attention of many public figures who either say aliens exist — or at least that it’s reasonable to suspect they might . Harry Reid, a Senator from Nevada who served from 1987 to 2017, has even gone as far as suggesting that the military contractor Lockheed Martin has UFO fragments somewhere in its possessi

DEAL: Redeem 1 Amex Point For 40% Off Amazon

View from the Wing / 49min
Amazon has brought back a great deal: 40% off if you pay with American Express points for your purchase. The trick here is you only need to use 1 point to get 1 cent off your purchase total in order to qualify for the deal. Continue reading ...

Facebook is putting #StopAsianHate notifications in the news feed this month

68Engadget / 51min
The company is highlighting the impact and diversity of Asians and Pacific Islanders.

Sony to integrate Discord chat into PlayStation

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100+Engadget / 57min
Sony to incorporate Discord with Playstation

NASA solar probe grazes a Venus mystery on its slingshot to the Sun

SlashGear / 1h
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe may be focused on the Sun, but that doesn’t mean the space agency’s scientists are going to give up on an opportunity to snatch the first live data from Venus’ atmosphere in almost three decades. The probe is currently swinging through space, using Venus’ gravity to bring it closer to the Sun each time, and in … Continue reading

In a First, People Had Their Brain Activity Tracked Remotely During Everyday Life

Gizmodo / 1h
In a new study out Monday, scientists say they can now record people’s brain activity wirelessly throughout the day—a feat that could allow for better research into the brain’s inner workings. They then used that data to adjust the treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease through deep brain stimulation. It’s an… Read more...

Disney+ Celebrates May the Fourth With The Bad Batch, a Simpsons Spoof, and More

37Gizmodo / 1h
The most important day in the Star Wars franchise—other than Life Day, of course —is May 4, a.k.a. May the Fourth, when Lucasfilm and its various affiliates celebrate a galaxy far, far away (and the billions of dollars it makes them). This year, Disney’s streaming service seems to be where the party’s happening. Read more...

How social media recommendation algorithms help spread hate

75Engadget / 1h
The issues and pitfalls presented by social algorithms are well-known and have been well-documented. So, really, what are we going to do about it?

PlayStation's new partnership with Discord may link the chat service to your PS5

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After Microsoft was reportedly interested in buying Discord, Sony has announced a new partnership with the platform.

CryptoPunks maker Larva Labs launches their new NFT project, Meebits

96TechCrunch / 1h
The creators behind CryptoPunks, one of the most popular NFT projects on the web, just revealed their latest project called Meebits . The project boasts 20,000 procedurally generated 3D characters that are tradeable on the Ethereum blockchain. There have been hundreds of 3D avatar NFT platforms popping up over the past several months hoping to gain momentum and capture the enthusiasm of crypto bu

Xbox Series X just gave an FPS boost to a ton of games

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SlashGear / 1h
For the past couple of months, Microsoft has been working with developers to introduce a feature called FPS Boost in certain games from the past generation. FPS Boost essentially does what it says on the tin – it leverages the increased power of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S to increase framerates in older games. Today, Microsoft announced … Continue reading

Wow: Chase Introduces Brand New United Card With 100,000 Mile Bonus Offer

22View from the Wing / 1h
The new United Quest SM Card has launched with a temporary offer of up to 100,000 bonus miles. And it's intriguing for its annual United Airlines statement credit and award redemption rebates. Continue reading ...

What to Do When Running Gives You Black Toenails

Lifehacker / 1h
If your feet hurt on short runs, you probably just aren’t wearing the right shoes. But it’s common to start getting toenail problems when you start increasing your mileage, like training for a marathon. Here’s what to do if you’re getting black toenails, or worse. Read more...

China Deletes Post Mocking COVID Death Toll

100+Futurism / 1h
Mocking a Crisis In a post uploaded to social media, China’s top law enforcement body mocked the humanitarian crisis going on in India right now. A crushing second wave of COVID-19 is sending India’s death toll soaring, with bodies literally being burned on funeral pyres as crematoriums overflow in a horrifying reminder that this pandemic is far from over. But in a chilling post on Chinese social

Dozens of must-play games like Alien Isolation now play at 60 FPS or higher on Xbox Series X

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Microsoft has added Xbox FPS Boost support for dozens of backward compatible games, including Alien: Isolation.

Dog anxiety is real. These products can help calm your anxious pet

34Mashable / 1h
Dogs can be one of the best natural remedies for anxiety in humans. But experienced pup parents know that anxiety can also be just as big of a problem for our four-legged friends, too. Lots of products — from supplements to calming beds — sell themselves on helping to manage dog anxiety. But there's also a lot of misinformation and pseudo-science being sold, which is why we asked three veterinary

New Pokemon Snap star ratings checklist at the start

SlashGear / 1h
Four star ratings in New Pokemon Snap can be captured by following a simple set of rules. If you’re playing New Pokemon Snap here at launch, in May of 2021, you’ll have a relatively simple time of finding good snaps and ranking up with 4-star ratings. You’ll need to start by finding rare Pokemon moments – basically anything strange! New … Continue reading

Spotify and FanDuel will let you take on Bill Simmons in fantasy sports

40Engadget / 1h
FanDuel has signed a deal with Spotify to make itself the exclusive sports betting partner of The Ringer.

12 Fascinating Falcon and the Winter Soldier Facts Revealed in New Documentary

42Gizmodo / 1h
There might be a Dora Milaje group text. That’s just one of the many interesting tidbits dispersed through a brand new making-of documentary for Marvel’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier . Disney+ has grouped these post-finale specials under the branding of Assembled ; there was one for WandaVision , and now with Falcon … Read more...

How to Embrace Minimalism, With Christine Platt

20Lifehacker / 1h
This week we’re learning how to pare down our belongings and embrace the minimalist lifestyle with help from author and advocate Christine Platt (aka The Afrominimalist ). Christine’s own personal journey from overconsumption to one of minimalism is an inspiration, and she helps us understand how everything from our… Read more...

Apple releases iOS 14.5.1 with a good iPhone privacy reason to update

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SlashGear / 1h
Apple has released iOS 14.5.1, fixing a glitch with its newest privacy system that was preventing some iPhone users from adjusting the app tracking settings. Added with iOS 14.5 – which was released late last month – App Tracking Transparency requires apps to request permission from users before they collate data across multiple services, or sell personal data to brokers … Continue reading

Capture and print memorable moments with the 3-in-1 Kodak Step

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: Take and print your photos with the Kodak Step instant camera and digital printer. As of May 3, grab one for $129.99. Far too often, we take epic photos — of our travels, our families, our friends, or even ourselves — only to let them sit indefinitely in a virtual cloud . Well, enough is enough. Those photos capture one-of-a-kind moments and they deserve to be seen. The Kodak Step makes th

Technician for water co. linked to liver failure says his dog got liver illness

100+Ars Technica / 2h
Real Water sold in jugs. (credit: FDA ) The lead water technician for Real Water—a Las Vegas-based company that produces “alkalized” bottled water now linked to liver failure cases—testified that he had no relevant experience to be a water technician when he was promoted to the position last August. Real Water’s lead technician, Casey Aiken, 40, is a former vacuum and timeshare salesman who began

Qatar Airways’ Pandemic Recovery Advantage

68One Mile at a Time / 2h
It goes without saying that the pandemic has been absolutely catastrophic for the airline industry. Most airlines are in a rather fragile position, and at best they hope that in a few years they’ll be back to where they were pre-pandemic. I’d say there’s one major exception. Why Qatar Airways is better off than rivals As we look at airlines around the world, I can’t help but think that Qatar Airw

Twitter opens up Clubhouse-like Spaces to more people

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40Engadget / 2h
Twitter is opening up its Clubhouse-style audio feature to a lot more people, and plans to introduce paid ticketing.

The Epic vs. Apple Hearing Is Already a Disaster

31Gizmodo / 2h
The Epic v. Apple trial kicked off on Monday morning, and it’s already devolved into a giant, internet-fueled mess. Read more...

Volvo AB and Daimler Trucks team up in hydrogen fuel cell joint venture

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92TechCrunch / 2h
Competitors Volvo AB and Daimler Trucks are teaming up to produce hydrogen fuel cells for long-haul trucks, which the companies say will lower development costs and boost production volumes. The joint venture, which is called cellcentric, aims to bring large-scale “gigafactory” production levels of hydrogen fuel cells to Europe by 2025. While the two companies are teaming up to produce the fuel c

Mysterious Biotech Startup Gave Anti-Aging Gene Therapy to Dementia Patients

400+Futurism / 2h
Elizabeth Parrish, the CEO of a biotech startup called BioViva, announced last month that six dementia patients traveled to Mexico so that the company could inject them with an experimental anti-aging gene therapy beyond view of the FDA’s watchful eye. Parrish — who told STAT News that she injected herself over 100 times with an experimental gene therapy of her own design — said that the dementia

Machine-learning project takes aim at disinformation

92MIT Technology Review / 2h
There’s nothing new about conspiracy theories, disinformation, and untruths in politics. What is new is how quickly malicious actors can spread disinformation when the world is tightly connected across social networks and internet news sites. We can give up on the problem and rely on the platforms themselves to fact-check stories or posts and screen out disinformation—or we can build new tools to

Vodafone using Google's cloud and AI to retain customers

84BBC News - Technology / 2h
Telcos are increasingly turning to machine learning, cloud and data analytics to boost revenues.

You Should Sauce Your Popcorn, Yes You Should

40Lifehacker / 2h
Flavoring popcorn with dry seasonings is easy—you just shake ‘em on. But there are a lot of flavors that live outside of that realm. These flavors come in the form of sauces, and some of them are pretty good on popcorn too. Read more...

Twitter expands Spaces to anyone with 600+ followers, details plans for tickets, reminders and more

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80TechCrunch / 2h
Twitter Spaces, the company’s new live audio rooms feature, is opening up more broadly. The company announced today it’s making Twitter Spaces available to any account with 600 followers or more, including both iOS and Android users. It also officially unveiled some of the features it’s preparing to launch, like Ticketed Spaces, scheduling features, reminders, support for co-hosting, accessibilit

Apex Legends Legacy battle pass trailer sets the stage for new season

SlashGear / 2h
We’re quickly closing in on the launch of Apex Legends‘ new Legacy season, and throughout the past few weeks, Respawn Entertainment has been trickle releasing new information about it. First came the reveal of Valkyrie, then we learned about the new Arenas mode, which is a permanent 3v3 game mode launching alongside the new season. Now, Respawn is wrapping up … Continue reading

Apple AirTag Review: With power comes responsibility

SlashGear / 2h
There’s nothing quite so unpleasantly distinctive as the feeling of your stomach dropping when you realize your keys, laptop bag, or another important item has gone missing. Apple’s pill-shaped AirTag isn’t quite the perfect medicine for preventing that lurching sensation, but the long-anticipated $29 tracker does go a long way to settling some of the discomfort around lost or misplayed … Continu

PS5 restock date: Best Buy, Target, Costco and Walmart – when and where to buy it this week

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The next PS5 restock date is going to be as soon as this week, and we'll know when and where to buy it ahead of time.

EPA to eliminate climate “super pollutants” from refrigerators, air conditioners

32Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine/Flickr ) The US Environmental Protection Agency announced a rule Monday that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the potent greenhouse gases that are widely used as refrigerants. Though HFCs aren’t intentionally emitted in the regular use of refrigerators and air conditioners, they often leak out at various phases in an appliance’s life cy

As companies prioritize diversity, startups are trying to productize diverse hiring

100+TechCrunch / 2h
When the iconic American power tools company Stanley Black & Decker began looking for ways to improve the pipeline of diverse candidates that the company was reviewing for potential roles, it turned to an Israeli-based startup called Talenya for help. The company wasn’t alone in looking to startups for support in new hiring initiatives. Last year’s social reckoning that occurred in the wake of na

Will fintech unicorn Flywire’s proposed IPO reach escape velocity?

100+TechCrunch / 2h
It’s a big morning for fintech startups today: Flywire , a Boston-based magnet for venture capital, has filed to go public . Flywire is a global payments company that attracted more than $300 million as a startup, according to Crunchbase , most recently raising a $60 million Series F last month. We don’t have its most recent valuation, but PitchBook data indicates that the company’s February 2020

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and Black Panther 2 get release dates in new MCU trailer

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A new Marvel trailer drops the release dates for two major upcoming films alongside footage of Shang Chi and The Eternals.

Epic Games buys artist community ArtStation, drops commissions to 12%

76TechCrunch / 2h
One the same day as Fortnite maker Epic Games goes to trial with one of the biggest legal challenges to the App Store’s business model to date, it has simultaneously announced the acquisition of the artist portfolio community ArtStation — and immediately lowered the commissions on sales. Now standard creators on ArtStation will see the same 12% commission rate found in Epic’s own Games Store for

Transfer Amex Points To LifeMiles With 15% Bonus

100+One Mile at a Time / 2h
At the moment you can receive a 15% bonus when transferring points from the US Amex Membership Rewards program to the Avianca LifeMiles program, which can be useful for Star Alliance premium cabin redemptions. Transfer Amex points to LifeMiles with 15% bonus Between May 3 and May 31, 2021, you can receive a 15% bonus when transferring Amex Membership Rewards points to Avianca LifeMiles : The tran

Yahoo sold again in new bid to revive its fortunes

300+BBC News - Technology / 2h
The internet trailblazer is sold as part of a $5bn deal that includes another pioneer, AOL.

Custom Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti card listings suggest official launch is imminent

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
One retailer hints that the Ampere GPU could arrive in just 10 days' time

Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU specifications leak in full

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GPU-Z validation entry suggests an official launch is imminent

A Teenager Mistakenly Moved Into a Senior Living Complex. TikTok Loves It.

100+NYT > Technology / 2h
After living for a week in an apartment complex for older adults, Madison Kohout, 19, discovered why she was the youngest resident by decades.

Watch a UK Marine Jetpack onto Speeding Ship, Pull Out Gun

8KFuturism / 2h
Jetpack Assist The British Royal Marines are testing out a futuristic new way to board a ship: flying there using a jetpack. A new video uploaded by UK-based jetpack maker Gravity Industries shows a Royal Marine using a jet engine-powered suit to land on a nearby ship after approaching it on a powerboat. In one iteration of the exercise, the soldier lands on the ship and then pulls out a handgun

Inside The Bad Batch, the Star Wars TV show about the fallout of Order 66

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Actor Dee Bradley Baker, head writer Jennifer Corbett and director Brad Rau tell us all about Star Wars: The Bad Batch, the new spin-off from The Clone Wars animated series.

Riot's League of Legends show 'Arcane' arrives on Netflix this Fall

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59Engadget / 3h
Arcane, the first animated series based on Riot Games’ League of Legends universe, is coming to Netflix this fall.

Google's Back to Office Plans

100+NYT > Technology / 3h
Google plans to experiment with new office configurations and more flexibility. Will others follow?

Siberia Is on Fire—and It’s Only May

54Gizmodo / 3h
It looks like wildfires in Siberia are starting up again—and some fires that never went out after last summer are starting to poke their heads out of the snow. Very normal and cool! Read more...

This Is the First Known Pregnant Mummy

60Gizmodo / 3h
A radiological examination of a 2,000-year-old mummy presumed to be a male priest shows it’s actually the preserved remains of a woman—and a pregnant one at that. Read more...

iFixit tears down Apple’s AirTag, finds a great spot for a keychain hole

Ars Technica / 3h
Oh no, iFixit, what are you doing? [credit: iFixit ] Apple recently jumped into the thing-tracking market with the AirTag, a small coin-cell battery-powered Bluetooth device that you can attach to your stuff and ping with your smartphone. The device started shipping Friday, so of course, gadget teardown site iFixit has gotten ahold of one and ripped it apart —and then took a power drill to it?! L

Verizon agrees to sell Yahoo and AOL to private-equity firm for $5 billion

89Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / Yahoo headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) Verizon announced on Monday that it is selling Yahoo and AOL for $5 billion to private-equity firm Apollo Global Management. Verizon made the deal official just a few days after news reports said that Verizon had put Yahoo and AOL up for sale . The media division will be known j

How to Get a Kid to Stop Asking 'Why?,' According to Reddit

43Lifehacker / 3h
Kids are curious little beings, which is part of what makes them wonderful. They are experiencing so much in the world for the first time and much of it—from the color of the sky to the existence of fingernails—is utterly baffling to them. A little kid’s inquiring mind wants to know: Why? Why, why, why, why, why? Read more...

Star Wars: The Bad Batch's Cast and Crew Talk Putting a New Perspective on the Rise of the Empire

31Gizmodo / 3h
Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Bad Batch animated series is nearly upon us . It’s time to see a new take on one of the most explored periods of the galaxy far, far away in Disney’s stewardship of the franchise: the downfall of the Republic and the Rise of the Empire . But for the team behind the new Disney+ Clone Wars … Read more...

These AirPods alternatives are only $75

20Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Need a new set of wireless headphones? Try the Culture Wireless Sportsbuds , on sale for $74.99 — a 21% savings — as of May 3. Want a pair of wireless earbuds that aren't AirPods? Consider the Culture Wireless Sportsbuds . For less than $100, you'll get Bluetooth earbuds that last 25 hours and actually stay in your ears. The Culture Sportsbuds boast an IPX67 rating, which means they’re wat

Huge: American Airlines Business Class Awards Wide Open To London For The Whole Family

33View from the Wing / 3h
There's amazing business class award space on American Airlines right now between Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and London and even more - for four passengers or more in business class. This space is throughout the year from New York but in general as we approach the end of 2021 and into 2022. Continue reading ...

PSA: Fake COVID-19 vaccination cards could be a crime

SlashGear / 3h
An FBI announcement made clear this late winter/early spring that fake COVID-19 vaccination record cards are illegal. If you make or buy a fake COVID-19 vaccination record card, wrote an FBI representative, “you endanger yourself and those around you, and you are breaking the law.” Further, the FBI and HHS-OIG recommend that you do NOT post photos of your legitimate … Continue reading

Prepare for summer heat with a personal air conditioner on sale

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Stay cool with the EvaChill EV-500 Personal Air Conditioner, on sale for 22% off. As of May 3, grab one for only $99. Summer will be here before you know it. Prepare for the hot temperatures ahead by purchasing the EvaChill EV-500 Personal Air Conditioner for yourself. This lightweight personal air conditioner is super easy to use. You simply fill up the water tank and plug it in. Then the

Red Dead Online leads Xbox Game Pass additions in May

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SlashGear / 3h
We’re kicking off a new month, and that means a new collection of games is coming to Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft has detailed the first batch of Xbox Game Pass additions for May, which will be landing on the service in the first two weeks of the month. Things get moving pretty quickly, as this batch will kick off with … Continue reading

Pay what you want for a video game development bundle — with one catch

20Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: As of May 3, pay what you wish for the nine-course Hardcore Game Developer Bundle . If your price is higher than the average price, you'll get the full bundle. Learning to develop your own games isn’t just a way to dive deeper into your gaming obsession . It could potentially guide you to a new career path. With this nine-course Hardcore Game Developer Bundle , you’ll be well on your way t

How to Clean Your Window Screens, Because They're Probably Filthy

38Lifehacker / 3h
When we think about washing windows, we’re probably worried about the glass panels both inside and outside of our homes . But if you also have window screens, those need to be cleaned on a regular basis, too. Screens exist for the sole purpose of serving as a final barrier between the outdoors and your home, keeping… Read more...

Scientists Hold Mask-Less Rave to Test Whether It’ll Spread COVID

61Futurism / 3h
It may sound like an egregious flaunting of COVID-19 rules — but this massive, mask-less rave without social distancing in Liverpool, England, was in fact government sanctioned. The nightclub event, featuring a crowd of around 3,000 people aged 18 to 20 listening and dancing to live music, was an experiment put on by the UK government’s Events Research Program (ERP). The program is a scientific e

Tractive GPS collar review: How does it stack up against the Whistle GO Explore?

20Mashable / 3h
Tractive GPS LTE $49.99 View Product The Good The GPS secures very well to collars • Fully waterproof/weatherproof • Notifications are accurate and fast • Companion app allows for robust customization • including virtual fences. • Activity monitoring is in-depth • and attentive pet owners will appreciate it • Built-in light is helpful for late-night walks The Bad Battery life was much shorter tha

Dell laptops aren't just for spreadsheets – they're also saving Elephants

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Sturdy tech designed to withstand the harshest conditions is being used across the world to help conservation efforts.

Epic vs. Apple trial starts today—here’s what to expect

36Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / Whoever wins this case will get a llama full of prizes. It has been nine months since Epic set off its legal battle with Apple over the right to include alternative payment options in the iOS version of Fortnite . After months of pre-trial arguments and maneuvering , the case goes to trial Monday before US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in Oakland, California. The bench trial, wh

How to Hide Sensitive Notifications on Android

25How-To Geek / 3h
Your phone or tablet’s lock screen prevents people from getting into your device, but there’s still information that can be gleaned from notifications on the display itself. Thankfully, Android makes it easy to hide content on your lock screen. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Volkswagen Plans to Make Its Own Chips for Self-Driving Car Tech

How-To Geek / 3h
In an effort to offer the best electric and autonomous self-driving cars, Volkswagen plans to design its own computer chips. Similar to what we’ve seen from Apple and Tesla, VW thinks being in charge will offer its vehicles the best hardware and software performance. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

New Apple Rumors Include Apple Watch Blood Sugar Sensor, Foldable iPhone, and More

How-To Geek / 3h
What’s Apple’s three-year plan? A slew of new rumors suggests that the iPad Mini 6 will launch later this year, that the 2022 Apple Watch could gain blood glucose and alcohol sensors, and that a foldable iPhone may arrive in 2023. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Dark Matter May Be Hiding Inside Planets, Scientists Say

200+Futurism / 4h
Danger: Quicksand A pair of scientists on the hunt for dark matter have an unusual new idea for where to look: trapped inside gas giant planets that sucked up the mysterious, invisible particles like cosmic quicksand. Researchers believe that a planet’s gravitational pull can attract and capture dark matter particles, where they would eventually collide and destroy one another, releasing explosiv

League of Legends Is Getting Its Own Animated Series on Netflix

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83Gizmodo / 4h
Between this and the recent, solid DOTA animated show Dragon’s Blood , it seems like Netflix is going all-in on the hyperspecific market that is “wildly popular MOBA, but make it cartoons.” Read more...

The best gaming gear for graduates

50Engadget / 4h
Here's a list of the best gaming gifts for college graduates, as chosen by the experts at Engadget.

Florida Introduces ‘Tag Your Reptile Day’ as Iguanas and Pythons Continue Reign of Terror

61Gizmodo / 4h
Florida is banning the practice of keeping invasive reptiles like iguanas and tegus as pets, but those who already own one of these scaly guys need not worry too much. The pets can be grandfathered in if you get them tagged with a microchip. This may sound like a mishmash of Alex Jones conspiracy theories, but it’s… Read more...

Marvel Comics movie trailer confirms schedule through Fantastic 4

SlashGear / 4h
There’s a multi-movie trailer out this morning showing the most brief of confirmations of a new Fantastic 4. The title is one of the most made-and-remade movie lines in the Marvel Comics universe: 1994, 2005, and 2015 all had their own DOOMED sets of characters. Now that Disney owns 20th Century Fox and the movie rights to future Fantastic 4 … Continue reading

How to Make the Most of Every Inch of Your Hallway

Lifehacker / 4h
If you live in a large house, you may see your hallways as those extra spaces to vacuum that simply bring you from one part of your home to another. But if you live in an apartment or a smaller house, hallways are precious and valuable space you should definitely be making the most of. Read more...

The Station: Lyft sells its self-driving unit, Uber makes a big product push and Revel jumps into ride-hailing

92TechCrunch / 4h
The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox . Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. We took a week off and now we’re back. Whoop. Let’s catch up

Will Trump be allowed back on Facebook and Instagram? We'll know Wednesday.

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These noise-cancelling wireless earbuds are on sale for $40

32Engadget / 4h
These xFyro earbuds use AI to drown out ambient noise and come with a charging case that delivers 100 hours of battery life.

The Duolingo EC-1

92TechCrunch / 4h
Education may well be the most important activity we conduct as a society — and it may also be the hardest space to build a startup in. Selling to school districts and universities is notoriously difficult, but enticing consumers is even harder. Learning takes focus, patience, tenacity and resources, and most consumers would prefer to watch some lip-sync videos on TikTok than stare at math equati

How a bot-fighting test turned into edtech’s most iconic brand, Duolingo

84TechCrunch / 4h
Luis von Ahn, an entrepreneur who has dedicated his career to scaling free education, has probably annoyed you more than once. In fact, you’ve likely been annoyed by his work dozens and maybe hundreds of times over the years. A decade before he co-founded the whimsical and language-learning app Duolingo , one of the most popular education apps in the world with over 500 million downloads and 40 m

The product-led growth behind edtech’s most downloaded app

96TechCrunch / 4h
Duolingo CEO and co-founder Luis von Ahn was tired of the gray and dreary design aesthetic edtech companies used to emulate universities. Instead, he and the company’s early team sought inspiration from games like Angry Birds and Clash Royale, looking to build a class that screamed more cartoon anarchy than lecture hall. From that frenetic creativity came the company’s distinctive mascot: a child

How Duolingo became fluent in monetization

100+TechCrunch / 4h
As its meandering route to monetization will demonstrate, Duolingo isn’t mission-oriented, it’s mission-obsessed. Co-founders Luis von Ahn and Severin Hacker never wanted to charge consumers for access to Duolingo content, a purpose imbued throughout the company’s culture. For years in order to work at Duolingo, you had to be comfortable with joining a company in Pittsburgh that was in no rush to

Duolingo can’t teach you how to speak a language, but now it wants to try

80TechCrunch / 4h
Duolingo has been wildly successful. It has pulled in 500 million total registered learners, 40 million active users, 1.5 million premium subscribers and $190 million in booked revenues in 2020. It has a popular and meme-ified mascot in the form of the owl Duo, a creative and engaging product, and ambitious plans for expansion.There’s just one key question in the midst of all those milestones: Do

Verizon's Selling Off AOL and Yahoo for $5 Billion

28Gizmodo / 4h
Verizon’s officially selling off its media assets to the private equity firm Apollo Global for $5 billion, the company announced on Monday. Alongside that bundle of cash, Verizon will also be keeping a 10% stake in the company, which will simply be renamed—no joke—Yahoo. Read more...

Huge Amazon sale: Mother's Day deals on 4K TVs, Echo, Fire tablets, Kindle and more

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Score epic Mother's Day deals from today's Amazon sale, including 4K TVs, Fire tablets, Echo Dot, Kindle, and more.

Verizon CEO memo: Apollo to focus on commerce, content and betting with new Yahoo business

63TechCrunch / 4h
With Verizon’s long-anticipated sale of its media business now finally in progress — by way of a deal, announced earlier today, with private equity firm Apollo paying $5 billion for Yahoo, AOL and the many various internet brands and services that are part of the operation (including us, TechCrunch) — the next very likely question is, what comes next? Hans Vestberg, the CEO of Verizon, laid out a

API monitoring: taking visibility to the next level

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Ian Waters at ThousandEyes discusses the importance of API monitoring for modern application owners.

This handheld touchscreen all-in-one PC is entirely Raspberry Pi-powered

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The all-in-one PC is built around the quad-core Raspberry Pi 4 and costs just $329.

Two weeks left to score a $99 pass to TC Disrupt 2021

79TechCrunch / 4h
Building and sustaining a startup is as challenging as it is fulfilling. Doing it during a global pandemic takes unprecedented (oy, there’s that word again) ingenuity, support and expert insight. You’ll find all of that and more at TC Disrupt 2021 on September 21-23. A shut-the-front-door moment: Want to access all the expert advice, networking, community connection and potential growth opportuni

'Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order' is 50% off at GameStop ahead of Star Wars Day

20Mashable / 4h
SAVE $20: One of 2019's best games, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order , is on sale ahead of Star Wars Day — save 50% on the single-player adventure at GameStop. May (the) 4 is almost upon us, and in case you don't know what that means, it's Star Wars Day. Not only does Star Wars Day involve many celebrations and announcements about the future of the world's most popular expanded universe franchise, bu

Reader Question: Can I earn miles from two dining programs at the same time?

The Points Guy / 4h
With Mother’s Day coming up, many TPG readers are already making plans to dine out that day. Many airlines and hotels have dining rewards programs that offer up to 10 bonus points per $1 spent when you dine at participating restaurants. Reader Eric reached out to use to ask whether it’s possible to earn points with multiple dining rewards programs: “If I join the Southwest and United dining progr

Print Books Are Still Outselling eBooks, Study Finds

81Gizmodo / 4h
According to a study by Statista’s Advertising & Media Outlook, ebook sales are still trailing physical book sales globally, especially during the dog days of the covid-19 pandemic. The study, which asked respondents to describe their book purchases in 2020, found that ebooks still haven’t replaced paper in most… Read more...

For lunar cargo delivery, NASA accepts risk in return for low prices

60Ars Technica / 4h
A rendering of the Nova-C lander on the Moon. [credit: Intuitive Machines ] Standing on a runway in southeast Houston, Tim Crain had to raise his voice to be heard over the roar of a supersonic jet taking off in the distance. The present and future have come together at the Houston Spaceport. On an almost daily basis, current NASA astronauts take T-38s out for flights to hone their flying skills

Xbox Game Pass adds 'FIFA 21' and 'Red Dead Online' in May

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63Engadget / 4h
Xbox Game Pass is adding multiple big games in May, including 'FIFA 21' and 'Red Dead Online.'

Verizon Near Deal to Sell Yahoo and AOL

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In making the deal with the private equity firm Apollo, Verizon is acknowledging that it couldn’t compete with Google and Facebook for digital ads. Instead, it will concentrate on building a 5G network.

Where to Score Free Food on Cinco de Mayo

48Lifehacker / 4h
While Cinco de Mayo is day that honors Mexican independence and heritage, it’s also commonly celebrated by getting stuffed with food and drink. And with that comes the opportunity to take advantage of tie-in promos. Here’s a round-up of some national restaurant chains with discounts and freebies on offer for May 5: Read more...

How to Automatically Save Microsoft Word Documents to OneDrive

24How-To Geek / 4h
Some of our most painful Microsoft Word memories involve losing hours of work because we forgot to save our documents. You no longer need to worry about that because Word lets you automatically save documents to Microsoft OneDrive. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Kroger will begin drone deliveries in Ohio this week

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300+Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge (credit: Kroger) Kroger, one of America's biggest grocery chains, is beginning to test a drone-delivery service near Dayton, OH. Starting this week, Kroger will begin testing deliveries near the company's store in Centerville, Ohio. "Customer deliveries are scheduled to begin later this spring, and a second pilot is scheduled to launch this summer at a Ralphs store in California," accordi

Equity Monday: TechCrunch goes Yahoo while welding robots raise $56M

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here and myse

Complete your home gym with an AI-powered Tempo Studio system for $400 off

20Mashable / 5h
SAVE $400: As of May 3, use code TEMPOMOMS to score up to $400 off any Tempo Studio system . If you have a mom who's a fitness fanatic, a Tempo Studio system is the ideal gift. With heavy weights and AI-based personal training, she'll never have to step into a gym again. As of May 3, use promo code TEMPOMOMS to save up to $400 on any Tempo Studio package. The Tempo Studio is a smart gym and perso

The end of an era: Alaska, Delta, United scrap flexible travel waiver, leaving JetBlue as lone holdout

400+The Points Guy / 5h
As travel rebounds, you’re going to want to pay close attention to the terms and conditions of your airline ticket. On May 1, Alaska, Delta and United all let their flexible travel waivers expire, restoring many of the most punitive restrictions to basic economy fares . Going forward, all newly purchased basic economy tickets on the aforementioned carriers will return to being non-changeable and

Warren Buffet Associate Calls Bitcoin “Disgusting and Contrary to the Interests of Civilization”

1KFuturism / 5h
Bitcoin Bear While Bitcoin has exploded in popularity and acceptance, even among Wall Street veterans, not everybody has warmed up to the idea of a decentralized digital currency. Most recently, Charlie Munger, vice chairman of the Warren Buffett-led investment firm Berkshire Hathaway, had no kind words to spare for Bitcoin. During a question and answer session at the company’s annual shareholder

Apple’s foldable iPhone could claim an unexpected casualty in 2023

SlashGear / 5h
There are a few companies out there who have been testing the waters when it comes to foldable phones, and it may not be long before we see Apple join them. A new analyst report today is claiming that Apple could launch its own foldable phone in just a couple years’ time. Among other things, this phone is expected to … Continue reading

Disney+'s 'The Bad Batch' Premieres at Midnight Pacific

How-To Geek / 5h
The latest series to debut in Disney+’s impressive 2021 slate, Bad Batch, is a spin-off from the fan-favorite animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The series follows a crew of clone soldiers—Clone Force 99, aka the Bad Batch. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Clubhouse begins externally testing its Android app

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Clubhouse, the voice-based networking app that’s now being knocked off by every major tech platform, is bringing its service to Android. The company announced during its weekly townhall event that its Android version has entered beta testing with a handful of non-employees who will provide the company with early feedback ahead of a public launch. In its release notes , Clubhouse referred to this

In the race toward Web 3 financial privacy, Secret Network attracts backing from key players

72TechCrunch / 5h
In the real world — the world on which the global economy runs — we don’t expose every aspect of our financial activity in public. We want to be able to select which parties can access our financial data and under what circumstances — for example, our credit history or bank transactions. The problem with the blockchain world is that this financial privacy doesn’t really exist. This has led to pre

Zoomo raises $12 million to expand e-bike subscription offerings

80TechCrunch / 5h
Zoomo, the Australian startup with a mission to electrify delivery fleets through e-bike subscriptions, announced a $12 million interim capital raise on Monday. The company made a name for itself through partnerships with Uber Eats and DoorDash to help delivery workers access e-bikes through weekly subscriptions at discounted rates. Zoomo then grew to offer monthly subscriptions to corporate part

United MileagePlus Is 40 Years Old, Celebrates With New Promotions

View from the Wing / 5h
United MileagePlus began as Mileage Plus with a space between the two words in May, 1981 - days after American AAdvantage launched the first mileage-based airline program offering free flights. Learning that American AAdvantage was about to announce its program, United pulled off the launch of Mileage Plus in just 10 days . Continue reading ...

New Ms. Marvel Set Pictures Tease Kamala's Heroic Costume

82Gizmodo / 5h
Justin Jordan offers an update on his Luthor Strode adaptation. You’ll have to wait a little long for Morbius . The Flash set photos tease the return of an iconic DC movie location. Plus, new footage from Cruella goes up in flames, and what’s to come on Batwoman , Legends of Tomorrow , and more. Spoilers now! Read more...

You Can Now Play Multiplayer Game Boy Tetris Across the Internet

24Gizmodo / 5h
The simple yet challenging game of Tetris helped make the original Game Boy a success, but the game was even better when played head-to-head against a friend using a link cable. Finding someone to play Game Boy Tetris with 30 years later isn’t as easy, so a clever hacker has upgraded the handheld with online… Read more...

Google Chrome update is making your browser more flexible than ever

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Chrome wants web apps to be able to handle files on your computer just as native apps.

Facebook's Oversight Board will issue its ruling on Trump's ban this week

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79Engadget / 5h
Facebook's Oversight Board has delivered its ruling on the company's indefinite ban on Donald Trump. After a delay, partially to review the more than 9,000 public comments people submitted to this case, the Oversight Board has announced that it'll release its decision on Trump's ban this Wednesday, May 5th, at 9AM ET.

My to-read list exploded thanks to free books through the Libby app

84Engadget / 5h
Kris Naudus describes how the Libby library app helped restore her sanity during lockdown.

The best gifts for the new grads in your life

200+Engadget / 5h
Here’s a list of the best gifts for your new graduates, as chosen by the experts at Engadget.

8 amazing first class seats you can still book with points and miles

57The Points Guy / 5h
The coronavirus pandemic hit international luxury travel hard. Months of low demand lead many airlines to retire their flagship A380’s and 747’s , causing them to discontinue or massively reduce their first-class offerings in the process. This comes after airlines had already been reducing international first class for years, opting instead to expand business class products. But not all is lost.

Only four more days to save $100 on passes to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

80TechCrunch / 5h
The only thing happening faster than tech mobility right now is the speed at which our early-bird price for TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 will disappear. You have just four days left to save $100 to attend our June 9 deep-dive exploration into the current and future state of mobility and transportation. Buy your pass to TC Sessions Mobility 2021 before the price increase goes into effect on Thursday

How to Cast YouTube TV From Your Phone or Laptop to Your TV

41Lifehacker / 5h
YouTube and Roku aren’t playing nice. The two companies failed to reach a contract agreement, and now YouTube TV is no longer supported on Roku products, including all streaming devices and smart TVs with Roku OS. Read more...

BMW and Ford pool cash to get an edge on solid-state battery EVs

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Ford and BMW are looking to solid-state batteries for future EVs with more range, lower costs, and more flexible designs, both pumping new investment into battery specialist Solid Power. The deal – which sees the automakers take part in a new $130 million investment round – will give the automakers an early taste of next-gen batteries going into pilot production … Continue reading

Polestar 2 update turns your phone into a digital car key

68Engadget / 5h
Your phone now serves as a key for the Polestar 2 after an update, helping the EV match a familiar Tesla feature.

How to Set a Custom Timer on Apple Watch

How-To Geek / 5h
Need a count-down timer when you’re cooking pasta or baking a cake? Forget your iPhone—use your Apple Watch to set timers instead. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Everything Coming to Netflix the Week of May 3, 2021

26How-To Geek / 5h
Sure, the beginning of the month drop has already happened, but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to stream on Netflix this week. A multitude of new Netflix originals, including the second season of Selena, arrive this week, so get ready to make that watch list. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Marvel’s Eternals Footage Arrives With Captain Marvel & Black Panther Sequel Titles

500+Gizmodo / 5h
It’s all rather, well, marvellous.

Dell dumps another big asset moving Boomi to Francisco Partners and TPG for $4B

80TechCrunch / 6h
It’s widely known that Dell has a debt problem left over from its massive acquisition of EMC in 2016, and it seems to be moving this year to eliminate part of it in multi-billion chunks. The first step was spinning out VMware as a separate company last month, a move expected to net close to $10 billion. The second, long expected, finally dropped last night when the company announced it was sellin

Verizon sells Yahoo and AOL to Apollo for $5 billion

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94Mashable / 6h
Yahoo and AOL are changing hands again. Verizon, which purchased AOL in 2015 and Yahoo in 2017, is now selling them to private equity company Apollo Global Management for $5 billion. Verizon merged AOL and Yahoo into a subsidiary called Oath in 2017, eventually rebranding it into Verizon Media. The new company, in which Verizon will retain a 10 percent stake, will be rebranded as just "Yahoo." Ve

The Roku Streambar drops to $99 at Amazon

40Engadget / 6h
Save big on Roku's Streambar at Amazon while the device is $30 off.

How to Sort Your iOS Reminders So You Actually Finish Them

26Lifehacker / 6h
You might look at your sprawling list of to-dos in the iOS Reminders app and think, “That is a lot.” And while Apple’s upgrades to Reminders in iOS 14.5 might not help you complete them any faster, they’ll certainly help organize them. And that’s the first step toward completing any Herculean list of tasks, right? Read more...

Garmin Venu vs Garmin Venu 2: find your perfect fitness smartwatch

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The Garmin Venu and Venu 2 look almost identical, but there are some important differences beneath the surface.

How to See Storage Device Icons on Your Mac Desktop

20How-To Geek / 6h
If you’re a fan of working from the desktop on your Mac, you might enjoy seeing icons for hard disks, removable drives, optical media, and network shares directly on the desktop itself. They can be handy shortcuts. Here’s how to enable them. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Implementing and Using a Microsoft Windows Like 'start' Command in Linux

How-To Geek / 6h
If you’re used to the convenient ‘start’ command at the command prompt in Microsoft Windows, you’re likely to be a little disappointed not having the same functionality in Linux. But it need not be! Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Vari Active Seat Review: The Chair for People Who Love Standing

How-To Geek / 6h
The Vari Active Seat is an interesting product. It’s a standing desk chair, which is an optional “in-between” kind of seat for sit/stand desk users. It’s a third choice between sitting and standing, giving users more flexibility for those times when you don’t want to stand or sit. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Revealed: European Union’s Plan To Allow Vaccinated Travelers

200+One Mile at a Time / 6h
About a week ago the president of the European Commission hinted that the European Union would open to vaccinated travelers . With today’s announcements, that’s one step closer to becoming a reality. European Union’s plans to ease travel restrictions While a couple of European Union countries (including Croatia and Greece ) have already opened to visitors on a widespread basis, most of the Europe

Life in a post-vaccine world: Are we ready to give up our space?

45The Points Guy / 6h
People have become accustomed to having more personal space after more than a year of social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Think about it: Can you even remember the last time you felt a stranger’s breath over your shoulder or elbowed your way between two people looking for a spot at a crowded bar? And if you’ve been to an airport or train station , you’ve likely given a stern glance

Registration for FCC broadband subsidy starts May 12

SlashGear / 6h
In February of this year, the FCC voted to create a new $50 broadband subsidy for low-income people or those who lost income during the coronavirus pandemic. Enrollment for the subsidy for US residents is set to begin on May 12, and the FCC has a website set up where people can register for the subsidy. Consumers do have to … Continue reading

Box adds Dolby's automated audio editing to its cloud-based collaboration tools

59Engadget / 6h
The tech can help creatives quickly reduce background noise and make speech clearer at low cost.

Google has designed a new chip to help load YouTube videos faster

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The in-house silicon is purpose built to efficiently compress and serve high-quality YouTube videos.

How to Show or Hide Specific Desktop Icons on Windows 10

28How-To Geek / 6h
Windows 10 includes an option to hide all the icons on your desktop that’s easy to find. But if you want to hide only a few icons, you’ll need to dig a little deeper. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Verizon is selling its media business for $5 billion after splurging on AOL and Yahoo

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Verizon has agreed a deal to sell its "Verizon Media" unit — including Engadget — to the investment firm Apollo Global Management for $5 billion.

We're Not Ready for Smart Glasses Yet

28Gizmodo / 6h
After the original Google Glass crashed and burned, consumer smart glasses were put on the back burner for a while. There’s no shortage of reasons why , which makes it a little baffling that in 2021, high-tech glasses have made a mini-comeback. Facebook , Apple , and even Samsung are all rumored to be working on a pair… Read more...

Give your mom the gift of travel: 3 ideas for Mother’s Day

The Points Guy / 6h
My mom is my best friend and travel buddy. While we put our mother-daughter trips on hold the past year, I’m excited for us to get back out there. As we celebrate a second pandemic Mother’s Day, here are three ideas to inspire your mother with the gift of travel in true TPG fashion. New to The Points Guy? Sign up for our daily newsletter and check out our beginner’s guide. My mom and I took a day

2021 Infiniti Q50 Signature Edition gets new exterior and interior updates

SlashGear / 6h
The 2021 Infiniti Q50 is getting long in the tooth. Unveiled in 2014, Infiniti has given its Q50 sport-luxury sedan a welcome update with the Signature Edition. Based on the new-for-2021 Q50 Sensory trim, Infiniti gave the Signature Edition premium Saddle Brown leather upholstery and a dark chrome front grille. “The 2021 Infiniti Q50 Signature Edition is fueled by passionate … Continue reading

Gatheround raises millions from Homebrew, Bloomberg and Stripe’s COO to help remote workers connect

200+TechCrunch / 7h
Remote work is no longer a new topic, as much of the world has now been doing it for a year or more because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies — big and small — have had to react in myriad ways. Many of the initial challenges have focused on workflow, productivity and the like. But one aspect of the whole remote work shift that is not getting as much attention is the culture angle. A 100% remote

Private equity firm Apollo to buy Verizon Media assets for $5B, will rename business ‘Yahoo’

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100+TechCrunch / 7h
Following several days of negotiation and rumors , Verizon today announced that it has entered an agreement to sell its media assets to private equity firm Apollo Global Management for $5 billion. Apollo will be paying Verizon $4.25 billion in cash, along with preferred interests of $750 million, and Verizon will keep 10% of the company. The new company, when the deal is complete, will be known s

Path Robotics raises $56M Series B for automated welding

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Columbus, Ohio-based firm Path Robotics today announced the completion of a $56 million Series B. The round, led by Addition (featuring Drive Capital, Basis Set and Lemnos Lab) brings the robotic welding company’s total funding to $71 million. Adding another piece to the broader automated manufacturing puzzle, the company is focused on robotic welding. The system uses scanning, computer vision an

Where’s the Dark Matter? Look for Suspiciously Warm Planets

500+Wired / 7h
Physicists calculated that these mysterious particles will betray their location with heat. To prove it, they’ll need the most powerful telescopes in the cosmos.

So You Got a Clubhouse Invite. Here’s How to Get Started

200+Wired / 7h
How do you find your favorite topics? How do you start your own room? Here’s how to navigate the audio-only social network.

Microsoft Teams will soon automatically record all your meetings

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Never miss a word with automatic Microsoft Teams meeting recordings.

Best Xbox Wireless Headset EQ settings: dial in the perfect sound

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Looking for the best Xbox Wireless Headset EQ settings? Check out our ideal equalizer setting to get the most out of Microsoft’s Xbox Series X headset.

The Blurry Line Between Ethical and Criminal Hacking

How-To Geek / 7h
There are three types of hackers, white, gray, and black hat hackers. And while white hat hackers fall strictly under the cybersecurity category, the line isn’t as clear-cut when it comes to gray and black hat hackers. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Etihad Airways Cuts First Class To New York

300+One Mile at a Time / 7h
In the spring Etihad Airways stopped offering first class to New York. The airline has now extended this removal of first class. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, given that Etihad has grounded (and likely retired) its entire A380 fleet , plans to retire its entire 777 fleet , and only has five Boeing 787-9s with first class, leaving a lot of questions about the future viability of Etihad’

Epic acquires game-art portfolio site ArtStation

66Engadget / 7h
Epic Games has added another hyphen to its business with the acquisition of ArtStation, a hosting website for CGI- and videogame-focused artist portfolios.

How to See Who's Using Your Streaming Passwords

28Gizmodo / 7h
Siblings, parents, partners, friends, colleagues—chances are you’ve shared at least one or two passwords to your streaming service accounts over the years, which is perfectly understandable. These acts of digital generosity can quickly add up, though, and before you know it there too many people on your Netflix… Read more...

Why Does Skin Itch?

20Gizmodo / 7h
The problem with having skin is that it’s not blemishless and can burn very badly and is liable to develop rashes or sores, not to mention cancers, and—at once more benign and, in the moment, just as miserable as any of these things—it can itch . Some itches, of course, are perfectly pleasant, particularly those that… Read more...

New No Annual Fee, 50,000 Point Offer for Frontier Mastercard

View from the Wing / 7h
Frontier Airlines won't offer you business class award tickets to the Seychelles. But if you live in a Frontier Airlines city, and you're reasonably likely to fly them, the credit card can be a great deal because every purchase on the card counts towards elite status with $1 of spend earning 1 elite qualifying mile. And Frontier's elite program offers real benefits - top tier 100,000 mile flyers

NYPD cancels contract with Boston Dynamics for police robot

SlashGear / 7h
The New York Police Department had a contract in place with Boston Dynamics for a quadruped robot known as “Digidog.” The robot came under fire by representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after a video of the robot being used on patrol in a Manhattan housing project went viral. The video sparked backlash, with some comparing it to the TV series “Black Mirror.” … Continue reading

Internet Connection Not Working? 10 Troubleshooting Tips

79How-To Geek / 7h
It’s useful to have a checklist of things to try when your internet is not working. Sometimes you can fix the problem yourself, while other times, it’s caused by a problem with your service provider. Here’s how to pin down and fix the problem. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The 10 Best Monitor Riser Stands

How-To Geek / 7h
If you have a desktop computer, you need a monitor riser stand. Not only will it give you extra space on your desk, but a monitor stand will also help reduce neck strain because the screen will be at a more ergonomic viewing height. Who doesn’t want to be more comfortable at their desk for long hours? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Samsung makes great phones – so why do its laptops fail to excite?

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The new Samsung Galaxy Book Pro looks like a great device – so where’s the excitement?

What is DirectAdmin?

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
DirectAdmin is a web hosting control panel that runs on Linux which you can use to manage every aspect of your website.

The Morning After: Yes, you can add a keyring hole to Apple's AirTag

100+Engadget / 7h
Today’s headlines: You can drill a keyring hole in Apple's AirTags, Volkswagen will design its own chips for self-driving cars and Tesla's Powerwall+ is a higher-power battery for off-grid living.

About 20 percent of EV buyers return to traditional combustion vehicles

SlashGear / 7h
The federal government and many automakers want to push consumers away from combustion engine vehicles and towards electric vehicles. Electric vehicles still pose significant challenges to many consumers with the lack of available charging infrastructure and additional cost compared to traditional combustion-powered vehicles. New research has been published by Nature Energy that shows 20 percent,

The Ars Technica Mother’s Day 2021 gift guide

64Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / The Garmin Lily comes in six classic and sporty colorways. (credit: Corey Gaskin / Ars Technica) While we’d never begrudge you treating your mom to flowers, chocolate, or scented candles for Mother’s Day, we at Ars always have tech on the brain, so we’d be remiss not to extol the benefits a good gadget can have on her daily life. You’ll always know your mom’s tastes and interests better

Facebook rolls out vaccine finder tool in India, donates $10 million

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Facebook has announced a $10 million grant to support emergency response efforts in India and has rolled out its Vaccine Finder tool in the country as the South Asian nation grapples with the latest wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The American social network said that it has partnered with a number of organizations including United Way, Swasth, Hemkunt Foundation, I Am Gurgaon, Project Mumbai a

The Absolute Best Way to Eat An Oreo, According to Science

24Popular Mechanics / 7h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

iPad Mini 6 could still land this year

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An analyst claims that the iPad Mini 6 will land in the second half of 2021.

Wealthsimple raises $610M at a $4B valuation

76TechCrunch / 7h
Canadian fintech giant Wealthsimple has raised a new round of $750 million CAD (~$610 million) at a post-money valuation of $5 billion CAD (~$4 billion). The round was led by Meritech and Greylock, and includes funding from Inovia, Sagard, Redpoint, Two Sigma Ventures, TCV as well as individual investors including Drake, Ryan Reynolds and Michael J. Fox (basically, all the most famous Canadians).

Child sexual abuse: Four held in German-led raid on huge network

2KBBC News - Technology / 7h
German police say a dark web club for sharing images of child sex abuse had more than 400,000 users.

Tamiya’s Wild One RC car will return as a replica you can drive

100+Engadget / 8h
A UK company is making a life-size replica of Tamiya's Wild One RC car that you can actually drive.

Proscenic S1 Cordless Vacuum Review – Lightweight Household Helper

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Our houses are being filled with smart devices but there are still some household tasks that can’t simply be solved by those. Sure, a robot vacuum cleaner can handle most floors without breaking a sweat or a circuit board but beds, couches, and cars still require more specialized equipment. It doesn’t have to be connected to the Internet to actually … Continue reading

A couple has moved into Europe’s first fully 3D printed house

SlashGear / 8h
A Dutch couple, Elize Lutz and Harrie Dekker have become the first in Europe to move into a fully 3D printed house. The house, which is shaped like a boulder, is the first legally habitable property with loadbearing walls made using 3D printing technology. The house is very high-tech and lacks a traditional key to the front door, with a … Continue reading

Maintaining security with VDI in the hybrid working era

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Roger Waterhouse from Pulsant explores the adoption of hybrid working models and urges businesses to consider their approach to managing dispersed IT carefully.

Chuck Grassley Tweets That Cable Companies Have Gotten 'To [Sic] Big Like Goggle [Sic]'

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U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa has always used Twitter in a rather bizarre way. After all, who can forget Grassley classics like “PantsBurnLegWood” of 2009 and “WH:ANSWER MY LETTER” of 2017 ? But the senator’s tweets over the weekend were particularly weird, even if you agreed with his central premise. Read more...

New Spectre variants reportedly affect all Intel and AMD chips

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Existing Spectre mitigations are completely useless against these new variants.

Are certain smartphones better for running? I found out, the annoying way

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All smartphones are fine for use when running, but some are more fine than others.

A Border Town Confronts the Reality of Police Surveillance

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Chula Vista police have deployed drones and other tech. Now residents are pushing back, after reports that data was shared with immigration authorities.

An Artist Was Targeted in a Hate Crime—So She Designed a Game

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The pandemic saw a spike in xenophobia against Asians. Digital artist Chanhee Choi decided to fight back in a way only she could.

Why Not Turn Airports Into Giant Solar Farms?

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Airports have vast swaths of empty land and rooftops. But it’s not so easy as just covering everything with solar panels.

New Asus Zenfone 8 leaks reveal Mini design and IP68 rating

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We're learning more about the Zenfone 8 phones coming next week, with the Mini model featuring heavily.

Hmmm: PRAGUSA.ONE Launching USA Flights This Summer

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In March I wrote about PRAGUSA.ONE , an airline startup that plans to fly from Dubrovnik and Prague to destinations around the world with Airbus A350 aircraft that exclusively feature premium economy. The airline now claims to be weeks from launching operations. PRAGUSA.ONE plans Los Angeles & Newark flights PRAGUSA.ONE has announced plans to launch flights between Croatia and the United States a

US Army gets an upgrade to its night vision capabilities

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The United States Army has released some new footage showing how their new night vision technology functions. The video shows a demonstration of the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular (ENVG-B). The upgraded night vision system is part of the Army’s efforts to modernize its fighting force. The video was shared of the night vision system in action via Twitter, which can … Continue reading

iQoo Z3 India launch soon, multiple certifications cleared

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iQoo Z3 will come to India in the third week of May with Snapdragon 768 processor, a 120Hz display, and a sub-Rs 20,000 price.

Criminals have already stolen over $100 million from blockchain projects in 2021

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After a slow 2020, crypto thieves have picked up the pace this year.

2022 Genesis G70 2.0T costs $1525 more, V6 turbo model gets price cut

SlashGear / 8h
Genesis unveiled the refreshed 2022 G70 sport-luxury sedan in October last year. Even though the G70 is among the first Genesis models to land stateside, it’s the last to inherit the brand’s ‘Athletic Elegance’ design philosophy after refreshing the G80, G90, and unveiling the all-new GV80 SUV. Pricing for the 2022 Genesis G70 starts at $38,570 (including $1,045 destination fees), … Continue read

John Oliver debunked a pile of COVID-19 vax myths to help fight vaccine hesitancy

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John Oliver doesn't want you to show your vaccine-hesitant friends and family this video. And fair enough. HBO's Last Week Tonight AKA Shouty British Man Calls Pretty Much Everyone A Fucking Idiot For Half An Hour can be one of the most fun ways to learn about boring but important things, but it's not for everyone. Your nana needs to hear that Tucker Carlson is not a reliable source of medical in

Polaroid vs Instax: which is the best instant camera brand?

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Polaroid and Instax are the two giants of analogue instant photography. But which camera range is the best for you?

Ethereum price steams past another historic milestone

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The cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network has quadrupled in value since the turn of the year.

Ninja Foodi vs Instant Pot

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They’re both hugely popular, but which one is better?

Live: Hilton Honors Summer 2021 Promo (Register Now)

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In mid-April, Hilton Honors revealed the details of its global summer promotion, and it’s very good. This promotion is valid for stays as of today, so in this post I wanted to recap the offer. Hilton Honors More Nights, More Points promo Hilton Honors’ current global promotion is called More Nights, More Points . With this promotion, Hilton Honors members can earn: Double Hilton Honors points whe

All the cities testing free money programs

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Even as the U.S. economy starts to trend upwards , the promise of Universal Basic Income (UBI) isn't being ignored. Cities across the country keep announcing new free cash programs for residents as recently as last week. This page, which we will update regularly, will help you keep track. UBI is an old concept with plenty of historic examples where it boosted the economy . In the 21st century, th

Hubble watches exoplanet PDS 70b grow as it gathers gas and dust

SlashGear / 9h
The Hubble Space Telescope is watching an exoplanet called PDS 70b as it gathers mass in its distant star system. NASA says that the exoplanet is gathering gas and dust slowly as the world builds mass over millions of years. Researchers have been able to use Hubble to directly measure the mass growth rate of PDS 70b for the first … Continue reading

Google Pixel 4a price in India cut by Rs 5,000 – lowest price ever

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Google Pixel 4a is now available for a price of Rs 26,999 which is the lowest it has ever been for the smartphone in India.

Researchers detail three new Intel and AMD Spectre vulnerabilities

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Security researchers have discovered three new variants of Spectre vulnerabilities that affect Intel and AMD processors with micro-op caches.

Dell closing in on deal to sell Boomi cloud business

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Two private equity firms will be acquiring Boomi for $4bn.

Elon Musk asked Twitter for 'skit ideas for SNL' and was promptly dunked on

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Apple is reportedly working on a foldable iPhone for 2023

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Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told investors that Apple plans to launch an 8-inch foldable iPhone by 2023.

Apple Watch 8 might be able to track blood sugar and alcohol levels

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There's growing evidence that Apple is working on blood sugar monitoring, but it might not be ready for the Apple Watch 7.

L.A. Records No New Covid Deaths for First Time in Over a Year as Life Gets More Normal

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Los Angeles County recorded no new deaths from covid-19 on Sunday , the first time that’s happened since L.A. County identified its first coronavirus death on March 10, 2020. And while experts warn there’s a possibility of undercounting that typically happens on weekends, it’s still a great sign that Southern… Read more...

Windows 10 update reportedly fixes odd bug that’s slowing down some PCs

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A new patch (which is still in preview) also introduces the news widget to the taskbar.

Apple's foldable iPhone might come in 2023

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300+Mashable / 10h
Apple is reportedly seriously considering building a foldable smartphone, and it's likely to launch in 2023. This is according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors ), who claims that the device will have an 8-inch, QHD+, flexible OLED display. It's worth noting that Kuo is generally bullish on foldable smartphones. His opinion, according to his later note to investors, is that "foldable d

Gaming industry valued over $300 billion - It's higher than movies & music together

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The gaming industry has added 500 million new and more diverse gamers over the past three years, fueled by mobile gaming adoption and desire for social experiences, according to a report from Accenture.

Hangry, an Indonesian cloud kitchen startup with plans to become a global F&B company, closes $13M Series A

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Hangry , an Indonesian cloud kitchen startup that wants to become a global food and beverage company, has raised a $13 million Series A. The round was led by returning investor Alpha JWC Ventures, and included participation from Atlas Pacific Capital, Salt Ventures and Heyokha Brothers. It will be used to increase the number of Hangry’s outlets in Indonesia, including launching its first dine-in

PUBG Mobile India could be rebranded as Battlegrounds Mobile

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PUBG Mobile was banned from India last year, and now leaks suggest that it could be rebranded as Battlegrounds Mobile and could be revived soon.

Grab: How an Uber killer became a powerful Asian super-app

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South East Asian taxi firm Grab is becoming one of Asia's most powerful financial super-apps

Apetamin: Instagram criticised over weight gain drug

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NHS England calls for a clamp down on the targeting of the "dangerous" unlicensed drug at young women.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 revealed in a massive leak

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Promo material for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 has leaked, revealing their likely designs and key features.

Redmi Note 10S to launch on May 13 in India

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Redmi Note 10S is already available in the global market with MediaTek processor and 64MP camera setup.

Millions offered half price broadband from BT

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Low-income customers will be offered more than 50% off a fibre broadband package from June.

'I was terrible at crosswords so I built an AI to do them'

400+BBC News - Technology / 12h
Dr Fill , a computer program, has just won one of the most prestigious crossword competitions in the US.

Beat the burglary odds with the Arlo Ultra 2

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Protect your home with the ultimate smart security camera.

Clubhouse Android beta has started for a select few

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Just like TikTok a while back, Clubhouse’s popularity is forcing many competitors in the social networking space to come up with their own killer audio-only service. The fact that Clubhouse has ruffled bigger players’ feathers while still