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500+Gizmodo / 4h Jean-Luc Picard’s new mission —after inadvertently saving the Federation and the Romulan remnant alike from an AI apocalypse—is here, and it’s a hell of a doozy. It’s not just a headache from the return of Q he’s got to deal with, but the threat of time itself being broken. Check out the first trailer for Paramount+’s … Read more...
300+The Points Guy / 2h We all know Hawaii is hot this summer , and now it’s even less expensive to get there with discounted flights from Hawaiian Airlines, which is offering one-way fares from $81 (plus $5.60 in taxes and fees) through June 16. The fares are good for economy travel Mondays through Thursdays from Sept. 15 through Nov. 3, 2021. Hawaiian Airlines is offering flights from the continental U.S. to Hawaii fr
Ars Technica / 8min Enlarge / Chris Doyon, in full "Anonymous mythology" mode, when I met him in Canada. (credit: Nate Anderson) A decade after Chris "Commander X" Doyon skipped out on a federal hacking charge and fled the country, the long arm of US law enforcement this week plucked him from Mexico City, where he had claimed political asylum. Doyon now faces all of the original charges for coordinating a 2010 High
Ars Technica / 8min Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images ) Everything we've feared about the Facebookening of Oculus and its virtual reality ecosystem is starting to come true. A Wednesday blog post has confirmed that Oculus, the VR-specific arm of Facebook, is now displaying advertisements in select VR games and apps to their players. As Facebook has since emphasized in emails sent directly to the press ,
SlashGear / 12min NASA is gearing up for its Artemis I flight test, which will be uncrewed and used to provide data for a future crewed launch. Rather than astronauts, the Artemis I launch will include a manikin, which is an anatomical human model that will be equipped with a variety of sensors. NASA has asked the public for input on the test … Continue reading
Lifehacker / 17min An unfinished build of what is assumed to be Windows 11 leaked online, and people are installing it. Based on early impressions, it looks like Windows users are in for a big overhaul: Screenshots show off an all-new macOS-like desktop layout, a redesigned Windows Explorer interface, new Start menus, and some of the… Read more...
Lifehacker / 24min The pantheon of movies about a pair of dimwits with an ampersand in the title (see: Dumb & Dumber, Batman & Robin ) grew by two in 2020 with the pandemic-impacted direct-to-digital rental releases of Barb & Star Go to Vista del Mar and Bill & Ted Face the Music . This month on Hulu you can live like it’s summer 2020 all… Read more...
Gizmodo / 31min Director James Gunn knows he’s not working with the best characters. That’s what makes them so great . In a series of interviews and tweets, Gunn laid the groundwork for what fans can expect from The Suicide Squad —including its runtime and whether folks should stay in their seats through the end credits. Read more...
View from the Wing / 32min A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...
Lifehacker / 46min Bidets are an everyday bathroom appliance in many other countries, but in the U.S. it’s hardly commonplace and has only recently become more commonly considered ( in part from the pandemic and a perceived shortage in toilet paper). If you haven’t considered getting a bidet yourself...well, you should. Here are a few… Read more...
60The Points Guy / 48min American Express is working to bring one of its top-notch Centurion Lounges to the nation’s busiest airport. On Wednesday, the finance committee of the Atlanta City Council reviewed a proposed ten-year lease to American Express for a dedicated lounge space at the airport. As part of the deal, Amex is responsible for building, constructing and maintaining the Centurion Lounge. The issuer would rec
Futurism / 49min Clever Girl A robotics company called Geek+ says it’s developed a swarm of autonomous worker robots numbering in the thousands that can learn and improve the more it works, growing smarter over time. Again: The more we work them , the smarter they get . This is probably the beginning of the end. For their part, Geek+ says they’ve deployed 15,000 of their autonomous robots in about 30 countries, b
SlashGear / 55min Life is closer to ‘normal’ than it has been in months in some places, but it’ll take a while before the entire world is back to business as usual, at least according to Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla. Assuming everything keeps going as expected, post-pandemic life may arrive in developed countries by the end of this year, but other nations will … Continue reading
Gizmodo / 1h Should all go according to plan, NASA’s new Space Launch System megarocket will finally leave Earth this November, in a journey that will take an Orion capsule to the Moon and back. No human will fly on this inaugural Artemis mission, but a soon-to-be-named manakin will make the trip along with a pair of simulated… Read more...
42The Points Guy / 1h When you begin an award search on United’s website, a pop-up window suggests entering your username and password before you continue, prompting you to “Sign in to your MileagePlus account to show the best award availability.” The reason? Traditionally, only MileagePlus elite members and customers with a co-branded credit card, such as the United℠ Explorer Card or New United Quest℠ Card , had acce
Star Trek Picard 2• Ars Technica / 1h Patrick Stewart returns as Jean-Luc Picard in the second season of Picard , coming to Paramount+ in 2022. We aren't getting a second season of Picard until next year due to the pandemic delaying production, but Paramount+ has been dribbling out images and short teasers in the meantime. The latest teaser gives us our first look at the return of fan-favorite Q (John de Lancie), an extradimensional
SlashGear / 1h Your options for hands-free driving assistance in the US are about to increase, with Lincoln and Jeep both confirming that they have updates to their smart cruise control systems in the pipeline. Lincoln ActiveGlide and Jeep Hands Free Active Drive Assist won’t make your car an autonomous vehicle, but they could each ease some of the stress on the highway. … Continue reading
Gizmodo / 1h Ever since Scream kind of reinvented the idea, meta-horror has been a rather familiar subgenre. These days, a horror movie barely even feels like a horror movie if one of the characters hasn’t seen Halloween 50 million times or drops in a few references to David Cronenberg or Dario Argento . Netflix’s new film, A … Read more...
91One Mile at a Time / 1h It looks like the Amex Centurion Lounge network will be expanding to yet another airport, beyond the recently announced expansion to Washington (DCA) . Centurion Lounge coming to ATL It’s being reported by the AJC that an Amex Centurion Lounge will be opening at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). The City of Atlanta, which owns the airport, has struck a deal with Amex. As of
Gizmodo / 1h Just in time for the 2021 Olympic swimming trials, Speedo has unveiled a high-tech design concept for what it thinks swimsuits will look like in 2040. Spoiler: Apparently, we’ll all be splashing around looking like extras from Aquaman . Read more...
45TechCrunch / 1h Vianai Systems, an AI startup founded by Vishal Sikka, former chief executive of Indian IT services giant Infosys, said on Wednesday it has raised $140 million in a round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2. The two-year-old startup said a number of industry luminaries also participated in the new round, which brings its total to-date raise to at least $190 million. The startup raised $50 million in it
33The Points Guy / 1h Travel is one of the best ways to experience the world and learn about cultures different from your own. But when you’re traveling as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, it can be comforting to venture out with a group of like-minded people. Thinking about a cruise? These LGBTQ-focused travel companies can help you to plan the perfect voyage. They mainly specialize in either partial or full-ship
27Lifehacker / 1h Who among us has not endured a restless night (after night after night) of sleep? When you can’t fall asleep, all you can think about is how you can’t fall asleep. You might even be constantly recalculating how much sleep you’ll get if only you could fall asleep right now . Or now. While we know all that kind of … Read more...
The Points Guy / 1h Spirit Airlines’ route-map expansion continues. On Wednesday, the Miramar, Florida-based carrier announced that it’ll soon touch down in Manchester, New Hampshire (MHT). Daily flights to both Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO) will take off on Oct. 7. Later this year, Spirit will add flights from MHT to two more Florida destinations, Fort Myers (RSW) and Tampa (TPA), on Nov. 17 and Nov. 18,
Futurism / 1h Maintaining Traditions There are about 7,000 languages spoken on Earth, but half are expected to go extinct by the end of the century, as their last native speakers die off or cultures blur together — so activists are going online to keep traditions alive. A new wave of streamers are broadcasting these at-risk, indigenous languages live over the video-games-and-other-stuff streaming platform Twit
21Gizmodo / 2h A substantial number of U.S. adults don’t want children and are plenty happy about it, new research out Wednesday suggests. The survey found that more than one-fourth of respondents identified as intentionally child-free and that there were no major differences in personality or life satisfaction between them and… Read more...
Facebook Oculus VR• 21TechCrunch / 2h Well, it was only a matter of time. Advertising giant Facebook announced Wednesday that they’re going to begin testing advertising inside virtual reality titles on its Oculus platform soon. The first roll-out is limited enough, with Facebook testing ads inside a single gaming shooter title: Blaston from Resolution Games. They are interestingly not rolling this out with a first-party title, though
Facebook Oculus VR• SlashGear / 2h Facebook is adding adverts to Oculus Quest, revealing today that it’s testing in-headset ads in a handful of virtual reality titles. It’s an announcement that many predicted would one day happen, after Facebook acquired Oculus in early 2014, though until now the social networking behemoth had seemed content to leave its promotional campaigns to its smartphone and desktop interfaces. No … Continue
100+One Mile at a Time / 2h United Airlines will be adjusting its employee appearance standards as of later this year to be more inclusive. United revising employee appearance standards As of September 1, 2021, United Airlines will be adjusting its appearance standards for uniformed, customer-facing employees, including customer service representatives and flight attendants. Then as of later this year these relaxed standard
SlashGear / 2h Following a recent leak, Mobvoi has officially launched its new TicWatch E3 smartwatch, a Wear OS device that packs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 4100 Platform, as well as a variety of sensors and a round display. The TicWatch E3 offers all of the features you’d expect from a smartwatch, including the ability to track your health, access popular apps, and fire … Continue reading
Lifehacker / 2h Despite the upheaval of the last few presidential election cycles, the most common U.S. electoral format is inarguably simple... in theory: voters select the candidate they like the most, and whoever has the most votes at the end of the counting wins. ( Unless they don’t .) Read more...
21View from the Wing / 2h Atlanta’s airport has selected American Express to build a new Centurion lounge over rival bids from Airport Dimensions (Collinson, which owns Priority Pass and The Club lounges) and Plaza Premium group. The Atlanta city council’s finance committee is expected to approve the 10 year lease with two 5 year renewal options today. Continue reading ...
Gizmodo / 2h The second episode of Loki is here , and the show is already twisting its own twists enough to make a contortionist blush. But one major reveal in particular already has everyone talking—and we want to know what you think is going on! Read more...
Futurism / 2h Mammoth Magnet Engineers are shipping the world’s most powerful magnet to the construction site of the world’s largest experimental fusion reactor called ITER in France. The massive 1,000 ton solenoid, a type of electromagnet that can generate controlled magnetic fields, will eventually stand just short of 60 feet tall and over 13 feet wide. It can generate a magnetic field of 13 tesla (or about
SlashGear / 2h The mystery of Betelgeuse’s “Great Dimming” has finally been answered, astronomers say, after new images of the surface of the distant star help explain why it unexpectedly darkened in late 2019. Betelgeuse, normally a bright orange star in the constellation of Orion, visibly dimmed and stayed that way through the first few months of 2020. Though it returned to its … Continue reading
400+Futurism / 2h The Great Dimming In late 2019, astronomers noticed something strange: Betelgeuse, a red supergiant in the Orion constellation some 550 light years away from Earth (and the tenth brightest star in the night sky), abruptly dipped in brightness. The strange event, now dubbed the “Great Dimming,” had scientists scratching their heads — and leading some to believe it’s about to blow up in a supernova
35MIT Technology Review / 2h If you want to believe, now is the time: the hope that we might one day stumble upon alien life is greater than it ever was. No, it’s not going to be little green men speeding through space in flying disks—more likely microbes or primitive bacteria. But a discovery like that would nevertheless be a sign that we are not alone in the universe—that life elsewhere is a possibility. Where are we going
Lifehacker / 2h If you were thinking of traveling to Asia soon, your options are limited, unfortunately. Much of Southeast Asia has undergone a spike in COVID cases recently, prompting new restrictions in many countries. That said, there are a few countries open to American travelers—here’s where you can go: Read more...
Ars Technica / 2h Enlarge / Five-star review. (credit: Getty Images | Khwanchai Phanthong | EyeEm ) Amazon today said it can't stop fake product reviews without help from social media companies, and it blamed those companies for not doing more to prevent solicitation of fake reviews. In a blog post , Amazon said its own "continued improvements in detection of fake reviews and connections between bad-actor buying a
100+Gizmodo / 2h The march of technology waits for no one, so despite the fact that the blazing fast 5G speeds we’ve been promised are nowhere close to blanketing the entire country, Samsung’s already testing 6G in its labs. The test hardware delivers blistering speeds that promise to ...well, we’ll figure that part out later. Read more...
40TechCrunch / 2h Growth leaders used to build key relationships across a company while working together in a real-life office. Those relationships could carry over through the pandemic, but let’s say you’re a new company and you’re remote-first. How do you build this complex collaboration from scratch? Growth marketer and investor Susan Su tells us that the solution is not just more software tools. In the intervi
View from the Wing / 3h A JetBlue flight attendant confronted a passenger in coach and confiscated their eye mask because they weren’t flying business class – and JetBlue eye masks are for business class customers only. The passenger asked about an eye mask when they boarded, and they were told no – there’s only one amenity kit boarded for each passenger in business class. A woman seated up front offered hers to the man
Ars Technica / 3h Enlarge / The Emergent BioSolutions plant, a manufacturing partner for Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 9, 2021. (credit: Getty | Saul Loeb ) The US Food and Drug Administration is making progress in its efforts to sort out the fiasco at Emergent BioSolutions’ Baltimore facility, which, at this point, has ruined more than 75 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines
Gizmodo / 3h If you’ve ever taken an SSRI that makes you want to go out and start living life again, you may be able to relate to crayfish. A study published Wednesday in Ecosphere inspects the effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, on crayfish, finding that the medication that helps people with depression… Read more...
SlashGear / 3h Apple CEO Tim Cook has spoken out against proposed tech regulation that would leave iPhone owners able to install apps from outside of the App Store, as the Cupertino firm comes under increasing pressure around its vice grip on smartphone software. The proposed law, known as DMA, would force companies with big platforms – like Apple, Amazon, and Google – … Continue reading
74Futurism / 3h A team of engineers developed a new kind of artificial skin for robots or prosthetic limbs that actually bruises up when it gets hit, providing both a valuable medical tool and a way to check your progress when you’re fighting off a killer robot. Give it a good enough bump, press, or shock and the artificial skin will activate a colorful hydrogel that forms a big purple spot as if it were really
Gizmodo / 3h In Bryan Fuller’s Pushing Daisies , a socially awkward man with the uncanny ability to bring dead things back to life hides his miraculous gift by presenting himself as a humble pie-maker who’s turned his passion for baking into a conspicuously thriving small business. Though it currently happens to be cicada season,… Read more...
SlashGear / 3h Graphics cards are still very difficult to find thanks to a global parts shortage combined with big demand, but that isn’t stopping AMD from rolling out a new version of its top-of-the-line Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU. This new version, called the Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled, gives away its main new feature in the name, as the GPU … Continue reading
100+Futurism / 3h Software Glitch NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope experienced an issue with its payload computer, forcing scientific operations to grind to a halt into safe mode over the weekend, according to NASA . Scientists at the agency are planning to switch to a backup memory module some time today, and allow the computer to run for a day to make sure the issue gets resolved. If all goes according to plan, Hub
Gizmodo / 3h China’s first crewed mission to its new space station is scheduled to blast off tomorrow morning from a launchpad at the Jiuquan Space Launch Center in the Gobi Desert. The mission will be China’s longest crewed mission to date. Read more...
SlashGear / 3h OnePlus and OPPO are merging their R&D teams, and bringing the two companies closer together as OnePlus co-founder and CEO confirms that the phone-makers will now “further integrate.” OnePlus will continue to operate as a separate brand, Lau insists, though it’s expected that the new organizational setup will be a shortcut to more cost-effective development. “As many of you know, … Continue readi
81TechCrunch / 3h Facebook today introduced a new set of tools aimed at helping Facebook Group administrators get a better handle on their online communities and, potentially, help keep conversations from going off the rails. Among the more interesting new tools is a machine-learning-powered feature that alerts admins to potentially unhealthy conversations taking place in their group. Another lets the admin slow d
43Gizmodo / 4h It looks like the God of Mischief may have pulled a new trick—this time on the Disney+ summer schedule. Disney has moved many of its upcoming original shows to Wednesdays instead of Fridays, a decision that comes after Loki (which streams on Wednesdays) had the streaming platform’s most successful series premiere yet.… Read more...
Ars Technica / 4h Enlarge / In another year, these weird games wouldn't necessarily rise to the top of our "best of E3" list. But when the biggest gaming companies focus almost exclusively on non-playable trailers, our picks have to go to the games we can personally test. (credit: Chris Klimowski / Gamious / rose-engine) As the dust begins to settle from another hype-filled series of gaming announcements , timed f
Lifehacker / 4h Planning a full-fledged garden doesn’t happen overnight. Everything from the best ways to prep the soil to what to plant where takes careful consideration —and perhaps no factor is more cirtical than figuring out the timing. Whether you are just getting into gardening or an intermediate grower looking to level up, there… Read more...
45One Mile at a Time / 4h Here’s a legitimately awesome, first-of-its-kind, innovation from a major hotel group. Booking connecting hotel rooms can be complicated There are a lot of people staying at hotels with friends and family members, booking multiple rooms. While some people may specifically want rooms not next to one another, others greatly value having connecting rooms. That’s probably especially true for families
SlashGear / 4h Star Trek: Picard season 2 is coming, and the first full trailer is bringing out the big guns. The hit Star Trek spin-off focusing on ST:TNG‘s iconic Jean Luc Picard is one the franchise’s most popular characters back to our screens. It’s an older Picard than those who remember the captain from the series in the 1990s. Patrick Stewart reprises … Continue reading
25TechCrunch / 4h Few people are more closely tapped into the innovations in the transportation space than investors. They’re paying close attention to what startups and tech companies are doing to develop and commercialize autonomous vehicle technology, electrification, micromobility, robotics and so much more. Clara Brenner, co-founder and managing partner of Urban Innovation Fund; Quin Garcia, the managing dire
Gizmodo / 4h Depending on your political outlook and/or how much paint you’ve huffed lately, the far-right activist group Project Veritas is either a groundbreaking conservative investigative outlet or a group of dweebs doing an unending series of pratfalls and faceplants for your amusement. Just kidding, it’s the latter, always.… Read more...
100+Futurism / 4h Stablecoins US regulators have rung the alarm bells over the recent rise in stablecoins, cryptocurrency tokens that have a fixed price and are backed by fiat currency reserves, Bloomberg reports . The total market capitalization of all stablecoins combined broke $100 billion, showing more and more investors throwing their weight behind the tokens, according to Bloomberg . And that has lawmakers c
Engadget / 4h Drum brakes are some of the automotive industry's oldest technologies. They have been falling out of favor with automakers for years but are now poised for a resurgence thanks to the rising popularity of EVs.
29TechCrunch / 4h Google announced today it’s updating and expanding its digital safety and citizenship curriculum called Be Internet Awesome , which is aimed at helping school-aged children learn to navigate the internet responsibly. First introduced four years ago, the curriculum now reaches 30 countries and millions of kids, says Google. In the update rolling out today, Google has added nearly a dozen more less
Mashable / 4h Jim Gaffigan, Jacob Tremblay, and Jack Dylan Grazer join Luca director Enrico Casarosa in discussing the importance of parents letting their kids have their own adventures. Read more... More about Disney , Mashable Video , Pixar , Jim Gaffigan , and Luca
Google End Android• Ars Technica / 4h Enlarge / If you and your chatting partner are both on Google Messages and both have RCS enabled, you'll see these lock icons to show that encryption is on. (credit: Google) Google has announced that end-to-end encryption is rolling out to users of Google Messages, Android's default SMS and RCS app. The feature has been in testing for months, and now it's coming to everyone. Encryption in Google
Lifehacker / 4h Pain in your butt or groin from cycling is common, even if you’re indoors on a Peloton or Airdyne, or even your DIY bike trainer . A little discomfort your first day may be normal, but if it persists or grows severe, you may need to make some changes to your bike and how you ride it. Here are some things you can try. Read more...
SlashGear / 4h Sonos and IKEA have returned with another surprisingly affordable speaker, but the SYMFONISK Picture Frame hides its music in plain sight. In the process it has added a new element of design to the partnership though, as excited as I am for more attainable connected speakers, I can’t help but feel that neither company has quite closed the loop on … Continue reading
46Futurism / 4h Sneaking Out Two NASA astronauts took a roughly six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station, Space.com reports , so that they could install some new solar panels on the station. The actual spacewalk happened early Wednesday morning, but you can still watch and follow along. NASA put the entire livestreamed video on YouTube so you can still click back through it to see the astronaut
Mashable / 4h As of June 16, select DNA test kits are on sale on Amazon for up to 42% off: AncestryDNA — save $40 AncestryDNA + Traits — save $50 23andMe Ancestry + Traits — save $10.05 23andMe Health + Ancestry — save $50 with coupon It's a good year to be procrastinating on your Father's Day shopping , considering it falls the day before one of the biggest shopping events of the year and the deals are coming
GTA Online PS3 360• SlashGear / 4h It’s almost hard to believe, but Grand Theft Auto Online for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is still going strong to this day. The times they are a-changin’, though, with Rockstar today announcing that it will shut down the PS3 and Xbox One versions of GTA Online by the end of the year. In addition, online support is ending for … Continue reading
Gizmodo / 5h The umbrella isn’t exactly the pinnacle of product design, and thankfully not everyone is happy to let it continue to coast on its mediocrity. For those times when you don’t have a free hand to hold one, or when the weather is so blustery you’re still getting soaked, Thanko’s got a solution with an umbrella that … Read more...
Ukraine Ukrainian Clop• 29TechCrunch / 5h Multiple suspects believed to be linked to the Clop ransomware gang have been detained in Ukraine after a joint operation from law enforcement agencies in Ukraine, South Korea, and the United States. The Cyber Police Department of the National Police of Ukraine confirmed that six arrests were made after searches at 21 residences in the capital Kyiv and nearby regions. While it’s unclear whether t
The Points Guy / 5h Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information. Since 2020, travel has changed . That shouldn’t be news to the frequent traveler. Journeys that, at one point, didn’t require documentation or pre-departure preparation other than making sure you had a passport now require intense research . Will you need a COVID-19 test , and if so, what kind? Will you need proof of where you’re un
Ars Technica / 5h Enlarge / A Minotaur rocket launches the NROL-111 mission on Tuesday. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann) For the first time in nearly eight years, a Minotaur 1 rocket launched into space Tuesday from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The rocket, which is derived from Cold-War-era surplus missiles, carried three classified satellites into orbit for the US National Reconnaissance Office. This was
Ars Technica / 5h Enlarge / Lina M. Khan testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee nomination hearing on Capitol Hill on April 21, 2021, in Washington, DC. (credit: Graeme Jennings-Pool/Getty Images ) President Joe Biden named Lina Khan chair of the Federal Trade Commission just hours after her confirmation in the Senate as one of the agency's five commissioners. It’s an unusual mov
1KOne Mile at a Time / 5h Aer Lingus was supposed to launch transatlantic flights out of Manchester as of July 2021. The airline has now announced that it will be delaying this service by a couple months, until late September 2021. This delay is due to international borders opening later than expected. Specifically, the United States still has a travel ban against those coming from the United Kingdom, while the United Kin
General Motors GM 2025• SlashGear / 5h General Motors plans to dramatically increase its spend on electric vehicles and autonomous driving, pledging $35 billion through 2025 as it races to bring new EVs to market. The company had previously said it would spend $27 billion in the same period, and will now pull forward battery manufacturing plans for its Ultium platform. The goal now is to build … Continue reading
100+The Points Guy / 5h For several TPG parents, not being able to book a connecting room when traveling with family has been a frustrating part of travel. They say they’ve spent far more money (or points) booking suites, or hoping for a connected room to be available at check-in, which isn’t guaranteed. Now, Hilton is the first major hotel chain to not only make it easier to book adjoining, or connecting, rooms but to
MIT Technology Review / 5h Smart data integration can help to increase the quality of data-based decision-making, especially in scenarios where clinical decision-makers face multiple barriers and challenges along the patient pathway. And this is critically important in today’s digitized health-care environment where the quality of decision-making depends on the quality and availability of the underlying data. In medicine,
23TechCrunch / 5h Chris Jackson Contributor Chris Jackson is the vice president of client development at CompTrak , a compensation management software provider based in Toronto. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are often thought to be an issue that can be solved by intuition by some segment of the HR team. However, in reality, it needs to come from a data-driven approach that encompasses the entir
100+Engadget / 5h On Wednesday, Facebook and Michigan State University debuted a novel method of not just detecting deep fakes but discovering which generative model produced it by reverse engineering the image itself.
Lifehacker / 5h It seems like we’ve been waiting forever, but finally, the day has almost arrived. Yes, Disney Plus is finally premiering Turner & Hooch , a new TV series based on the quote-unquote classic 1989 Tom Hanks film about a police officer and his canine partner. Oh, also you can watch some kinda new Marvel movie too, if… Read more...
24Mashable / 5h Space travel has environmental costs. For research, it might be worth it. To send Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and other wealthy tourists into orbit? That’s debatable. Companies including SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and Space Adventures want to make space tourism more common. And people are interested. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa spent an undisclosed sum of money to SpaceX in 2018 for a priv
35Futurism / 5h COVAX, the international effort that asks wealthier nations to subsidize COVID-19 vaccine distribution in their poorer neighbors, isn’t doing so hot. The problem, perhaps unsurprisingly, is that those wealthy nations bought up and hoarded as many coronavirus vaccines as they could, leaving those with fewer resources to try and pick among the scraps. That’s why, as Scientific American reports , mo
General Motors GM 2025• 25TechCrunch / 5h General Motors Co. has yet again upped the amount it says it will spend on electric and autonomous vehicle investments, saying Wednesday that it would spend $35 billion through 2025 — an $8 billion increase from its previous plan announced in November 2020. The company has set a target to bring 30 new EVs to the global market by 2025 and to transition to all-zero-emission by 2035. With the new in
46TechCrunch / 5h HBCUvc , a nonprofit organization that wants to diversify the world of venture by rooting itself in historically Black colleges and universities, nearly shut down last year. Founder Hadiyah Mujhid met with her team, an entirely Black and Latinx staff, and warned them that they only had two months left before she would have to shut down the three-year operation. One week after that conversation, G
24Gizmodo / 5h If you watch Luca , the latest film from Pixar Animation Studios , the odds are you’re going to like Luca . There’s not much not to dislike; it’s bold and beautiful to look at, the characters are entertaining and complex, and the story is dramatic and emotional with just the right amount of action. On top of all that,… Read more...
View from the Wing / 5h When this card came out it was the greatest frequent flyer thing since miles themselves. Chase Sapphire Preferred was (1) fast-earning [double points on travel and dining] and (2) had valuable points that transferred to great partners. And the card was even considered a bit sexy. What happened? Continue reading ...
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h Samsung might be a name you more readily associate with smartphones, but the famous Galaxy brand is also present within the laptop sphere – and has been for years now
Gizmodo / 5h Astronomers are attributing the unexpected dimming of Betelgeuse to a gigantic gassy belch, which formed a dust cloud that partially obscured our view of the red supergiant star. Read more...
400+Futurism / 6h California-based startup Kernel is about to start shipping a $50,000 helmet that can analyze neurons being fired in someone’s brain to dozens of customers across the US, Bloomberg reports . In other words, a helmet that can, at least to a small degree, read your mind. The technology behind it may have been around for many years, but so far, devices like it have often been as big as rooms and cost
42The Points Guy / 6h I recently flew from New York-JFK to Paris (CDG) to cover France’s reopening to international tourists . While I booked a Delta Main Cabin economy class ticket, I ended up upgrading to Delta One using Delta SkyMiles . Since the article published, I’ve been asked by several readers how I did this. So I figured I’d take a minute to outline how I upgraded my Delta flight from Main Cabin to Delta One
SlashGear / 6h There’s a lot of hype riding behind Breath of the Wild 2, but one thing a lot of people are undoubtedly wondering is when Nintendo will stop referring to the game as “the sequel to Breath of the Wild.” Does the game have an actual title? It obviously does, but Nintendo doesn’t want to share that title just yet because … Continue reading
94Futurism / 6h Case Closed After decades of confusion, conflicting results, and general chaos, scientists have finally figured out what drives the powerful gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) blasted outward by dying stars. GRBs are extremely short but extremely intense explosions given off when a massive star dies and forms a black hole in its place. But the underlying force driving these focused beams remained a mystery
How-To Geek / 6h One of the main reasons why people get into smart home tech is convenience. It’s cool to be able to turn on lights from your phone, but it can be cumbersome, too. Fortunately, Android puts device controls in the Quick Settings panel. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
79Ars Technica / 6h Enlarge (credit: Gimranov et al. 2021) During the last Ice Age, more than 100 cave bears died in Imanay Cave, a 100-meter-long corridor of stone in Russia’s southern Ural Mountains. The dead bears, along with a cave lion and a few other Pleistocene mammals, left behind nearly 10,000 bones, which have mostly worn down to small fragments over the millennia. Most of them were so-called small cave be
26Ars Technica / 6h Thanks to a new study conducted with ESO telescopes, we now know that Betelgeuse's dip in brightness was the result of a "dusty veil" that formed from material that emerged from the star. Credit: ESO/L. Calçada. In December 2019, astronomers noticed a strange, dramatic dimming in the light from Betelgeuse , a bright red star in the Orion constellation. They puzzled over the phenomenon and wondere
Lifehacker / 6h When your career is just beginning—or even once you’ve got some experience under your belt—it can be daunting to speak up when you disagree with a manager. Your boss’ authority is unimpeachable, or so you might think, so even if their directions are unclear or you struggle to wade through their unreadable emails ,… Read more...
Loki Episode 2 TVA• Mashable / 6h Just like the god of mischief himself, Loki has thrown a wrench in everything we thought we knew . Just when Episode 2 of the new Disney+ series looked to be following a procedural plot involving Loki and Mobius hunting a variant of the Loki we (sort of) know, its final moments revealed that the hunted variant is somebody (sort of) new: a female-presenting variant of Loki. A.K.A Lady Loki. There
96One Mile at a Time / 6h Usually it’s passengers acting out of order nowadays, but in this case I’d argue it’s the flight attendant. And I suppose it’s nice to have an onboard mask incident that doesn’t involve a (nose and mouth) face mask, for once? JetBlue passenger berated for being gifted eye mask A video of a JetBlue passenger being berated by a flight attendant for being gifted an eye mask has been viewed over 1.2
75TechCrunch / 6h Joining us on stage as a judge for TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 ‘s Startup Battlefield will be Yasmin Razavi, general partner at Spark Capital. Her engineering background and fintech chops should make for incisive questions for the founders presenting. Razavi invests in growth-stage enterprise, fintech and developer companies, but her background is until fairly recently an engineering-focused one. She
34TechCrunch / 6h Harrison Jordan Contributor Harrison Jordan is the founder and CEO of HUP.LIFE For contemporary artists, attaching work to the blockchain in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT) may seem like a secure and verifiable way to sell art online. In some ways, it is. Blockchain inherently records time-stamped data on all transactions, with a permanent indication of ownership across a distributed ledge
62TechCrunch / 6h Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: What is a diversity green card and how do I apply for one? De
Gizmodo / 6h A Quiet Place Part II writer and director John Krasinski has handed over the reins of the franchise to Jeff Nichols ( Midnight Special ), and he couldn’t be happier with how things are going. In fact, there’s already a script for the third movie , which Krasinski said is “going to do something that we haven’t done… Read more...
Mashable / 6h SAVE $34.99: As of June 16, Amazon is offering a Nintendo Switch Online bundle for 50% off the original price that includes a 12-month membership and a 128GB microSD card. The Nintendo Switch is a near-perfect gaming console. It's convenient to take around with you, contains a library of some of the best games in recent memory, and offers an experience that no other handheld gaming console ever h
Mashable / 6h Save up to 25%: Overstock's Fourth of July Blowout is live now through July 5. Save on patio furniture, storage solutions, Safavieh rugs, decor, and more. Prime Day will get you your fill of tech devices and kitchen gadgets Overstock's Fourth of July Blowout has the bigger picture — the rest of the house — covered. On the cusp of the official start of summer, it'd be wise to grab an umbrella or n
GTA Online PS3 360• TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h Rockstar Games has announced its shutting down support for GTA Online on PS3 and Xbox 360, ahead of the game's PS5 and Xbox Series X release later this year.
Microsoft Xbox One• Gizmodo / 6h Deep in a blog post summing up Sunday’s Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase at E3, Microsoft casually mentioned it plans on bringing next-gen Xbox games to Xbox One consoles via Xbox Cloud Gaming. Great news, if you’ve been struggling to find a new Xbox Series S or Series X. Read more...
Mashable / 6h SAVE $40: Prime members: More deals are coming your way. As of June 16, get a pair of second-generation Echo Buds for only $79.99 — a $40 Prime-exclusive discount. Amazon Prime members are being treated to some serious pre-Prime Day deals, and when it comes to Amazon devices, tons are on sale already. If you're an Alexa-powered home, the second-generation Echo Buds will fit right into your existi
SlashGear / 6h The first Google Store is almost open, and if you can’t make it to New York City to check out the new brick & mortar shop, a virtual walk-around is the next best thing. Google announced earlier in the year that it would be opening its first physical location for device sales, and now it has opened its doors in … Continue reading
56Gizmodo / 6h To all the space probes we’ve loved before: sorry! You fell into Saturn, drifted into deep space, suffocated in Martian dust—all for the greater good of science. Today, we’re memorializing the space explorers that met dramatic endings far, far from Earth. Read more...
91TechCrunch / 6h Privacy tech continues cooking on gas. To wit: Non-tracking search engine DuckDuckGo has just revealed that it beefed up its balance sheet at the back end of last year with $100 million+ in “mainly secondary investment” — from a mix of existing and new investors. Its blog post name-checks Omers Ventures, Thrive, GP Bullhound, Impact America Fund and WhatsApp founder Brian Acton; inventor of the w
Spotify Greenroom L. Room• SlashGear / 6h Spotify has launched its own Clubhouse competitor, with Spotify Greenroom promising live audio and impromptu hosting, with a few useful extras for artists and creatives. Clubhouse proved to be a breakout hit of the pandemic, offering audio chatrooms with straightforward hosting tools, and it went on to prompt a spate of rivals. In Spotify’s case, Greenroom builds on the streaming … Continue readi
200+Futurism / 6h Unaccounted for Weapons According to a shocking new report by the Associated Press , north of 1,900 firearms were lost by or stolen from the US military between 2010 and 2019. Several of these weapons resurfaced being used in violent crimes. For instance, an Army trainee hijacked a school bus full of children in May while pointing his assault weapon at the driver. Fortunately, he chose to let eve
How-To Geek / 7h Father’s Day is coming up, but finding the right gift for dear old Dad can be tough. Sure, you want to choose something thoughtful, but you’ve probably already given him many of those more sentimental gifts over the years. If that’s where you find yourself this year, an edible (or drinkable) gift might be perfect! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›
View from the Wing / 7h The European Union is recommending that borders be open to Americans, and to residents of several other countries, based on reduction in Covid-19 prevalence in these places. This is separate from the plan to re-open to vaccinated Americans, who – once this change is implemented in the next few days – will be able to visit and move within Schengen zone countries without quarantine. These guideline
200+The Points Guy / 7h France reopened to international tourists , including vaccinated Americans, on Jun. 9, 2021. I covered the entry process last week and have been in France ever since, staying mostly in Paris. I’ve gotten countless emails since publishing the entry article, most with one common theme: Is it worth visiting Paris right now? And the question makes sense since France has many coronavirus restrictions
Gizmodo / 7h A photo can bring back fond memories, but a video can help transport you back to the tropical destination you vacationed at years ago. So researchers at the University of Washington have developed a deep learning method that can turn a single still image into moving video without requiring any reference footage… Read more...
36TechCrunch / 7h By its nature, sales is one of the most social faces of a business, so it’s no surprise that there are tools being built for sales teams that are tapping into some of the most interesting dynamics of the world of social networking, and that the startups that are doing this most successfully are making a killing. In the latest example, a startup out of Canada called Introhive — which has built an
42TechCrunch / 7h Tire-making giant Bridgestone has taken a minority stake in Kodiak Robotics, the Silicon Valley-based startup developing autonomous trucks, as part of a broader partnership to test and develop smart tire technology. While the terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, Kodiak Robotics co-founder and CEO Don Burnette told TechCrunch that this is a direct financial investment. Bridgestone CTO Nizar Trigui
25How-To Geek / 7h You might have converted a PowerPoint presentation to a Word document before so that you could edit it. But did you know that you can do the reverse? Take your Microsoft Word document and turn it into a Microsoft PowerPoint slideshow. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
Ars Technica / 7h Enlarge / Lordstown Motors' factory in Lordstown, Ohio. Lordstown Motors has been having a tough time recently. The Ohio-based electric truck startup was accused of misleading investors about the extent of its order books, leading to an investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. This in turn led the company to issue a "going concern" warning , followed by the departure of its CEO
Paradise Final Fantasy• Engadget / 7h There were leaks: Square Enix was going to reimagine the first Final Fantasy game as a Dark Souls-esque adventure RPG, with an appropriately moody aesthetic. And that’s what Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is trying to be. Team Ninja, known most recently for its work on the Nioh series, is creating something based on Final Fantasy lore, but with a darker twist.
20Gizmodo / 7h In 2014, director Steven Soderbergh came up with an acid test for visual storytelling. Soderbergh stripped the film Raiders of the Lost Ark of color and replaced dialogue with an ambient soundtrack including Trent Reznor; as a result, Soderbergh’s Raiders reveals Steven Spielberg’s masterful utilization of every… Read more...
Sony PlayStation VR• SlashGear / 7h Shortly after the PlayStation 5 launched, Sony confirmed that it’s working on a new PlayStation VR headset for the platform. Details on this next-gen PSVR have been fairly slim since that initial announcement; while Sony has detailed the new controllers that will ship with the device, we haven’t seen the new PSVR headset yet and Sony hasn’t talked dates. Today, … Continue reading
Microsoft Windows 11• TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h Windows 11 has leaked out in a huge way, and it seems like the entire internet is downloading it to have a poke around. We’re here to urge caution.
Alphabet Waymo $2.5B• 20TechCrunch / 7h Waymo, Google’s former self-driving project that is now a business unit under Alphabet, said Wednesday it raised $2.5 billion in its second outside funding round. The company said in a blog post it will use the funds to continue growing Waymo Driver, its autonomous driving platform, and growing its team. The round saw participation from existing investors Alphabet, Andreessen Horowitz, AutoNation
20TechCrunch / 7h Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. For this week’s deep dive, Natasha and Danny unpacked the Expensify EC-1, which includes a ton of surprises, building tips and, as we discuss in the show, some life lessons as well. This is our largest EC-1 to date, and is the result of six months of prodigious work fr
31TechCrunch / 7h When Richard Joffe moved his family to Australia in 2019, he said applying for home insurance “was like traveling back in time 30 years.” “I found the sign-up process painful, the fine print was confusing and the insurance company was totally reactive, not proactive. They never contacted me aside from my renewal,” he told TechCrunch. Joffe, who founded parking sensor platform Park Assist and jobs
23Lifehacker / 7h When the pandemic hit last year, the first thing many parents did was abandon any rules they had in place about screen time. It’s not because the pandemic made us lazy parents; it’s because so many of us suddenly needed to work in the same spaces where our children were learning, playing, and arguing with each other. … Read more...
SlashGear / 7h Honor has revealed its Honor 50 smartphones and, more importantly, that Google’s apps and services will be supported on the new handsets. The announcement today – which confirmed availability and pricing for the Honor 50 and Honor 50 Pro in China – came with the news that the former Huawei subsidiary has achieved its big goal in spinning out. Honor … Continue reading
View from the Wing / 7h JetBlue was born at New York JFK, with slots gifted like so much manna from heaven by Senator Chuck Schumer. But JetBlue no longer drinks from the New York Kool-Aid, they've talked about moving down to Florida and they've built up flights at Newark. Schedule data from Cirium Diio Mi shows that JetBlue is operating 1685 flights to 29 destinations from Newark this month. However they don't have the
Mashable / 7h Save $3.15: Get 21 free photo prints from Amazon by using the code PRINTS21 at checkout. When it comes to Prime Day , the main focus is usually on Amazon devices and other tech items. But if you look, there are also some really cool deals on some of Amazon's services, like its photo printing. As of June 16, you can get 21 free photo prints from Amazon Photo by using the code PRINTS21 at checkout.
How-To Geek / 7h Amazon Echo Auto brings most of Alexa’s voice assistant features to the vehicle. With a quick voice command, users can stream audio, receive turn-by-turn directions, make phone calls, shop on Amazon, and more. It’s a welcome reprieve from fumbling with dashboard buttons or your phone. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
Gizmodo / 7h In my pre-teen and teenage years, there were few things that made me happier than going on adventures to other worlds. I carried around the “portals” to those worlds in a clear plastic box full of colorful floppy disks. They were my cultural coffers, a way for me to store and quickly access stories about the magical… Read more...
200+One Mile at a Time / 7h I’m not sure how exactly to feel about this, and for that matter wonder if this will ever become a reality. Long haul flights currently have up to four pilots For some context, currently virtually all commercial flights have anywhere from two to four pilots: Two pilots is the absolute minimum for any length of flight Then for long haul flights there are often one or two relief pilots, who take tu
31TechCrunch / 7h Hybrid event platform Brella has raised a $10 million Series A funding round led by Connected Capital. Normally used as an offline networking app, Brella pivoted from live events into a virtual event platform after the pandemic hit. The company counts Informa, Marcus Evans, Questex and IQPC as customers Markus Kauppinen, CEO and founder of Brella, said the company is moving toward “immersive hybr
33Mashable / 7h It's been a rocky 72 hours for GB News, a newly-launched UK channel that dubs itself "Britain's news channel" and has vowed "not to be another echo chamber for the metropolitan mindset." Launching just a few days ago on Sunday, former BBC presenter Andrew Neil's opinion news venture has already seen a loss of advertising from companies like IKEA, which said its content wasn't in line with their v
21Gizmodo / 7h The seventh Transformers film is expanding its cast. Vin Diesel teases Groot’s future in the MCU. Work on the next Scream is nearly done. Plus, what’s to come on The Flash and Superman & Lois , a new teaser for American Horror Stories , and raise your ax to a new Green Knight poster. Spoilers get! Read more...
Lifehacker / 8h If you’ve never heard of Amazon Explor e, you’re not alone—it’s a relatively new service that connects you to interactive, one-on-one virtual experiences around the world, whether that’s a shopping session, a cooking lesson, or a “walking” tour. Launched during the pandemic, Explore is Amazon’s bid to, “ complement,… Read more...
The Points Guy / 8h As someone with more than two dozen credit cards , you might think that I have cards from every major bank and issuer. It’s mostly true. I have cards from Chase , American Express , Citi and Bank of America , to name a few. Related: Yes, I have 19 credit cards; here’s why One major card issuer that’s not in my arsenal is Capital One . I’ve never actually applied for a Capital One credit card in a
Ford Lincoln 2030 2022• SlashGear / 8h Lincoln will electrify its entire range by 2030, the automaker has announced, joining the industry shift toward ousting combustion engines in favor of zero-emissions. It comes after launching plug-in hybrid versions of several of its SUVs, with Lincoln promising to debut its first all-electric model in 2022. By midway through this decade, meanwhile, Lincoln says it expects half of its … Continue
How-To Geek / 8h Windows 10 makes it easy to check the resolution of any monitor you have hooked up. The process is different if you have multiple monitors hooked up, but here’s how it all works. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
100TechCrunch / 8h Berlin-based cannabis and digital health startup Sanity Group has closed a $44.2 million Series A financing round led by Swiss VC Redalpine along with U.S.-based Navy Capital and SOJE Capital. GMPVC also participated in the round. This appears to be the largest round of cannabis funding in Europe to date and brings total investment in Sanity Group to $73 million. The new capital will be used to e
Spotify Greenroom L. Room• 100+TechCrunch / 8h In March, Spotify announced it was acquiring the company behind the sports-focused audio app Locker Room to help speed its entry into the live audio market. Today, the company is making good on that deal with the launch of Spotify Greenroom, a new mobile app that allows Spotify users worldwide to join or host live audio rooms, and optionally turn those conversations into podcasts. It’s also annou
Apple Health AirPods• 36TechCrunch / 8h Apple’s recent Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote was packed with new features for iPhones, Macs and iPads — and like it has done pretty consistently since the debut of its original Health app in 2014, those included updates focused on personal health and wellness. Often, it’s impossible to assess the impact of the work Apple is doing in these areas in the moment, and health-related f
Gizmodo / 8h In over a decade of movies and now TV shows, we’ve gotten used to Marvel media that sets up a big mystery that hangs over its runtime, only to be answered in the endgame. What’s going on in Westview ? Who’s behind Loki’s attack on NYC? Where’s Captain Marvel during the Snap? Why is Falcon and the Winter Soldier like this Read more...
Futurism / 8h The first step to feeling confident is feeling secure. But it’s hard to be secure if you’re worried about body odor . That’s why most people have incorporated an antiperspirant or deodorant into their daily routine. However, with all the conflicting information linking the aluminum used in these products to cancer , many people are being forced to choose between smelling good and feeling safe. Bu
200+The Points Guy / 8h It’s not nearly as different as you might have expected. That, in a sentence, is my big takeaway after four days on board Adventure of the Seas — the first Royal Caribbean ship to restart operations in North America since the start of the coronavirus pandemic 15 months ago. Sure, there have been some notable changes to the way Royal Caribbean is operating the vessel. In a nod to social distancing
How-To Geek / 8h If you’ve disabled or hidden the “News and Interests” widget that displays the weather forecast in the Windows 10 taskbar, you might be wondering how to get it back. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
Gizmodo / 8h As everyone is gearing up to head back into the office, Lenovo is updating its ThinkPad lineup of work-focused laptops with new hardware. The ThinkPad P1, P15, and P17 laptops include better graphics and Intel’s 11th-generation processors, and the P1 even sports a 1080p webcam, which feels like finding a diamond in… Read more...
79Lifehacker / 8h Eating a sandwich on the beach or near a nice tree is a simple but profound pleasure, but one that can be easily ruined by soggy bread or, conversely, bread so crusty and chewy that it hurts one’s tender mouth. Fortunately, the sandwich considerers at America’s Test Kitchen have isolated the perfect bread for picnics,… Read more...
SlashGear / 8h It’s hard to express just how important the 2022 Honda Civic Sedan is. Gateway to Honda ownership, nearly 3 out of every 4 Civic buyers end up coming back to buy another Honda: screw up your updated model, then, and you’re basically saying goodbye to a generation of new brand loyalists. At the same time, this 11th generation Civic arrives … Continue reading
SlashGear / 8h Lenovo has introduced the latest versions of its ThinkPad P-Series workstation laptops, as well as a Thunderbolt 4 dock and new ThinkVision monitor for professionals who want both portability and the option to work at a desk. These new workstation laptops offer professionals the latest NVIDIA hardware, 11th-generation Intel Core and Xeon CPU options, and more. Lenovo has introduced the … Continue
SlashGear / 8h For the last few months, there have been reports surfacing online that the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has a battery issue that plagues some users. There have been multiple reports that when the device is placed in a pocket, the battery discharges at an abnormally high rate while walking around. Unfortunately, the only way users have been able to determine … Continue reading
Mashable / 8h With the slow return to normalcy, we're seeing not only the effects of the pandemic on dating , but also how people have changed their entire outlooks on romance. We asked over 1,000 people what they want from their dating lives now...and it's a new world out there. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Dating And Relationships , Horny On Main , Covid 19 , and Culture
Mashable / 8h TL;DR: Help your muscles recover with the NEXX Neck Therapy Device , on sale for 42% off. As of June 16, get one for $199.99. Working from the couch definitely has its perks: You might be able to work in your PJs and cozy up with a warm blanket (or dog ). But it has downsides, too — mainly the dreaded tech neck. With no real support for your spine and a less-than-ergonomic setup, you’re almost gu
Bringg Last-Mile $100M• 71TechCrunch / 8h With many consumers making the switch to online shopping in the last year due to COVID-19 and largely staying active on those platforms even after physical shops and the freedom to move about them have been restored, companies that are enabling those services are continuing to see a lot of business and attention. In the latest development, Bringg , which has built software to help retailers with
23The Points Guy / 9h I’m not sure I ever expected to see “free” and “Rimowa” appear in the same sentence, but it’s certainly something I could get used to. The luxury luggage brand known for its very expensive carry-ons is, at the moment, offering free passport photos at its store in New York City’s Soho neighborhood. Unfortunately, you won’t be walking away with a gratis suitcase, but you can go home with compliment
Gizmodo / 9h It’s been more than a decade since Alienware last put an AMD CPU in any of its laptops, but all that is changing with the m15 R5. Not only does the m15 R5 support a range of AMD’s latest Ryzen processors, it also sports a revamped design, a bunch of new display options, better cooling, and even a mechanical keyboard… Read more...
SlashGear / 9h BMW has begun testing an X5-based prototype running a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain. Affectionately referred to as the BMW i Hydrogen NEXT, the prototype is an all-electric vehicle fueled by the reaction of hydrogen and oxygen in a fuel cell. The German automaker firmly believes that hydrogen fuel cell technology can replace internal combustion engines, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), and battery-electr
25How-To Geek / 9h Lost your Android phone or your iPad? Want to sign out of Gmail on a device you’ve lent to a family member? Don’t worry, Google lets you remotely sign out of your Gmail account on any lost or missing device. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
How-To Geek / 9h Many applications need the lowest latency possible, but still want to execute some form of logic. While Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) are traditionally static, it’s becoming increasingly common to run code at the edge of the network, closest to the user. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›
47How-To Geek / 9h For years, hobbyists have enjoyed using 3D printers to print, layer by layer, everything from Pokemon figures to replacement parts for tools. Now, Habitat for Humanity is 3D printing homes for those in need. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›
Apple Primary Healthcare• Mashable / 9h Apple's health ambitions, at one point, went way further than adding a blood oxygen monitor to the Apple Watch. According to a new report by the Wall Street Journal , however, those ambitions have largely been cast away — for now. Apple wanted to launch its own primary care medical service, with its own clinics and doctors employed by the tech giant, the report says. It wasn't just an idea on pap
Volvo Cars Steel SSAB• TechCrunch / 9h Volvo Cars wants to be climate-neutral by 2040, and it has set its sights on a major vehicle component that’s notoriously difficult to decarbonize: steel. The automaker has partnered with Swedish company SSAB, which manufactures “fossil-free” steel, for a limited amount of the material to be used in a concept car as early as 2025. A climate-neutral car is considered by many to be a moonshot goal,
SlashGear / 9h Researchers from the Australian National University have created technology that they say makes the invisible, visible. The tech developed at the University allows people to see clearly in the dark revolutionizing night vision. Researchers used a first-of-it’s-kind thin film that is ultra-compact and could eventually work on standard glasses. The prototype technology uses nanoscale crystals and h
The Points Guy / 9h Over the past year, flexibility has become more important than ever for travelers, and we’ve seen the industry respond accordingly. Some airlines dropped change fees , travel credit cards added new redemption options and travel companies such as Uber and Airbnb added new features — all centered around flexibility. Travel planning and booking app Hopper is the most recent company to join the party
28TechCrunch / 9h Yet another SaaS startup, which began its journey in India, has attained the much coveted unicorn status. BrowserStack, a startup that operates a giant software testing platform , said on Wednesday it has raised $200 million in a new financing round that valued the 10-year-old firm at $4 billion. BOND led the Dublin and San Francisco-headquartered startup’s Series B financing round, while Insight
TechCrunch / 9h For the past 18 months, employees have enjoyed increased flexibility, and ultimately a better work-life balance, as a result of the mass shift to remote working necessitated by the pandemic. Most don’t want this arrangement, which brought an end to extensive commutes and superfluous meetings, to end: Buffer’s 2021 State of Remote Work report shows over 97% of employees would like to continue work
21TechCrunch / 9h Small businesses have traditionally been underserved when it comes to IT — they are too big and have too many requirements that can’t be met by consumer products, yet are much too small to afford, implement or thoroughly need apps and other IT build for larger enterprises. But when it comes to neobanks, it feels like there is no shortage of options for the SMB market, nor venture funding being in
View from the Wing / 9h A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...
500+One Mile at a Time / 9h We know that the European Union is working on a coordinated plan to allow vaccinated travelers from around the world to enter. Unrelated to that, those from the United States will shortly be able to travel to the European Union, regardless of whether or not they’re vaccinated, thanks to this latest update. European Union adds countries to safe travel list Since March 2020, the European Union’s bo
How-To Geek / 9h Bash dictionaries give you hash maps and associative arrays in Linux shell scripts. We’ll show you how to use these powerful and useful data structures in your own Linux shell scripts. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
36TechCrunch / 9h New York-based IAB Tech Labs, a standards body for the digital advertising industry, is being taken to court in Germany by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) in a piece of privacy litigation that’s targeted at the high speed online ad auction process known as real-time bidding (RTB). While that may sound pretty obscure the case essentially loops in the entire ‘data industrial complex’ o
SlashGear / 9h One of the more interesting things SpaceX has done in recent years is launching large numbers of Starlink satellites into orbit. Eventually, the constellation of satellites will provide continuous Internet coverage all over the US and potentially the world. The Starlink satellites beam Internet connectivity to receiving satellite dishes on the ground at people’s homes and other locations. However
79Ars Technica / 9h Enlarge / Even with today's real estate boom, a supermassive black hole in the neighborhood has to drive the asking price down a bit, right? (credit: Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC) / Redfin / Nathan Mattise ) Black holes flood the Universe. The nearest one is a mere 1,500 lightyears away. A giant one, Sagittarius A*, sits in the center of the Milky Way about 25,000 lightyears away. While your typical spa
SlashGear / 10h Our Milky Way galaxy has something known as the galactic bar that’s made up of billions of clustered stars. Scientists say that the galactic bar has reduced the rate of its spinning by about 25 percent since its formation. New details on the slowed spin rate surfaced in a study published by UCL and University of Oxford researchers. The team … Continue reading
Futurism / 10h Python is the language that drives much of what we do online and at work, whether we’re managing data or just dealing with people doing it for the ‘gram . It’s the system behind popular social media sites, industrial data management, and a lot more. The Complete 2021 Python Expert Super Bundle is designed to help you master this powerful, flexible coding language, whether you’re a complete beginn
Porsche 911 GT3 Touring• SlashGear / 10h Porsche said it best in describing the 2022 911 GT3 Touring: “It’s a high-performance athlete that does not show off about its talent and loves understatement,” said the German carmaker. So we essentially have here a hardcore, track-ready, and roadgoing version of a Porsche 911 without the GT3’s gigantic rear wing. Nice, huh? Porsche also offered the Touring package from … Continue reading
Mashable / 10h Designed by Alphaville Architects, this small home in Japan has a unique look that may leave some people feeling dizzy. The building is described as a micro-living space and has a total area of just 45 square meters. The structure is divided into two zones, each with their own strange look and feel. Read more... More about Japan , Architecture , Tiny Houses , Plywood , and Cool Quotient
View from the Wing / 10h I don't think most people who are vaccinated with one of the mRNA vaccines in widest use in the United States have too much to fear from Covid-19, and shouldn't be overly concerned about catching the virus on a cruise ship. However I still don't think it's a good idea to cruise now, even if you're vaccinated. That's because other people might catch the virus, and you might be forced to quarantine
SlashGear / 10h It’s a known fact that sperms generally swim by beating or rotating their soft tails. However, City University of Hong Kong researchers have discovered that ray sperms moved by rotating both their tail and their head. To investigate the motion pattern further, researchers have demonstrated that technique using a robot. The study has expanded the knowledge of how microorganisms move … Continue rea
33TechCrunch / 10h A lot of the focus in recruitment these days has been on better technology to connect people to job opportunities at new organizations, but that also leaves a wide opening to focus on one of the other big funnels for finding work: internal transfers. Today, a startup that is building tools to improve that experience is announcing a big round of funding to expand its business. Gloat , which has bu
96One Mile at a Time / 10h A few days ago I wrote about how a Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta had to divert to Oklahoma City due to an unruly passenger onboard who had to be physically restrained. Arguably what made the story most shocking is that the unruly passenger was in fact an off-duty flight attendant. This flight attendant has now been charged federally, and some more details have emerged about t
21Gizmodo / 10h Apple has been quietly testing a program that would allow the tech company to provide primary health care service to patients with doctors employed by Apple at clinics also owned by Apple, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. The ambitious project, code-named Casper, was reportedly conceived in… Read more...
SlashGear / 11h Samsung Electronics has announced that it has teamed up with researchers from the University of California Santa Barbara to demonstrate the 6G Terahertz wireless communication prototype. Researchers from Samsung Research, Samsung Research America, and the University of California, Santa Barbara, revealed their work at a recent workshop on Terahertz communications at the IEEE International Confere
100+Mashable / 11h Netflix's A Classic Horror Story immediately looks like nothing new for the genre. Found footage. A crash on a dark road. Finding a mysterious cabin in the middle of the woods. Creepy children's music box sounds. Sadistic traps and devices. A Midsommar -like feast. Nonetheless, the Italian film promises to bring something new to horror, declaring it will change the rules in the trailer. Seeing as
Ars Technica / 11h Enlarge / Aboard the German research vessel Sonne off the coast of Chile, ready to take samples from 8 kilometers deep in the Atacama Trench system. (credit: Anni Glud, SDU) Although pollution controls have significantly reduced the mercury content of coal-fired plant emissions, the latest Global Mercury Assessment still estimates that there has been a 20 percent increase in anthropogenic mercury
Polestar 3 SUV Volvo• Ars Technica / 11h Enlarge / This is as much of the Polestar 3 as the company is ready to share right now. But the SUV goes into production in 2022. (credit: Polestar) On Wednesday morning, the electric car maker Polestar revealed that it will build its forthcoming SUV in the United States. Polestar is a joint venture between Volvo and Geely, so it therefore makes sense that US Polestar production will take place a
Polestar 3 SUV Volvo• 34TechCrunch / 11h Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s standalone electric performance brand, will manufacture its first all-electric SUV in the United States. The automaker said Wednesday that the Polestar 3 will be assembled at a plant shared with Volvo Cars at a factory in Ridgeville, South Carolina. The Polestar 3 follows the all-electric Polestar 2 sedan and the hybrid grand tourer Polestar 1. Production of Polestar 3
SlashGear / 11h NASA has announced that astronauts aboard the ISS, who are part of Expedition 65, will be conducting a pair of spacewalks. The first spacewalk will happen on Wednesday, June 16, and the other will happen on Sunday, June 20. The spacewalks will be to install new solar arrays to help power the ISS. NASA did broadcast a discussion of the … Continue reading
Zelda Breath Wild 2• TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h Perhaps the most breathtaking part of Nintendo’s E3 2021 presentation was in how deftly the Zelda developer turned fan expectations of Breath of the Wild 2 on their head.
Polestar 3 SUV Volvo• 100+Mashable / 11h Polestar, an electric spinoff brand from Volvo and China-based Geely, is making its third EV next year. It'll be called, predictably, the Polestar 3. But unlike its first two cars, this will be Polestar's first SUV. On Wednesday, the EV company released the first official photo of the third electric car, giving a very obscured glimpse to the size and shape of the compact SUV. The Polestar 1 is a
Mashable / 11h Let's just say last school year was challenging for students, to say the absolute least. With campuses largely shuttered and students cooped up in a wide variety of home environments , the CDC reported a 31 percent increase in mental health crisis visits for youth ages 12 to 17 from April to October 2020, compared to the same time the year before. Throughout the pandemic, teens have been a consta
Polestar 3 SUV Volvo• SlashGear / 11h Polestar has teased the first image of its new Polestar 3 all-electric SUV, along with announcing that the EV will be built in the US. It’s surprising news for the Geely-backed automaker, which so far has produced both of its current models in China, though it could help Volvo-sibling Polestar navigate some thorny new American electric vehicle legislation. The Polestar … Continue reading
Mashable / 11h In a highlight of Disney's cheeky new Loki series , the God of Mischief is asked to sign a document verifying everything he's ever said, ever. So, for a fun little promo bit, Marvel gathered Loki stars Tom Hiddleston, Wunmi Mosaku, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Owen Wilson to play a quote-guessing game. The rules? Wilson reads out a quote and they must guess whether or not it was said by the villainous Lo
SlashGear / 11h Something terrible for the natural population of snails in the Pacific Society Islands happened in the 1970s. An alien predatory snail was introduced at that time, and over 50 species of tree snails native to the islands were wiped out. One of the few survivors was the white-shelled Partula Hyalina. Collaboration between University of Michigan biologists and engineers has taken … Continue reading
500+One Mile at a Time / 12h United Airlines MileagePlus has just launched its latest sale on purchased points , and it’s in line with the best offers we’ve seen from the program.. Buy United MileagePlus miles with a bonus Through 11:59PM CT on Saturday, June 19, 2021, United MileagePlus is offering a sale on purchased miles . Different accounts may be eligible for different offers, so you’ll want to log into your account an
54MIT Technology Review / 12h In the spring of 2020, the first versions of covid-19 exposure notification systems were released to the public. These systems promised to slow the disease’s spread by providing automated warnings to people who came into contact with the virus. Now, over a year later, residents in over 50 countries —including half of US states—can opt into these systems. But the big question remains: how well did
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