Friday, June 04, 2021

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The best camping and backpacking gear for dads

31KEngadget / 9h
Find the best outdoor gear gifts for Dad, including camping, backpacking and hiking gear.

What Is Amazon Sidewalk, and Should You Disable It?

500+How-To Geek / 12h
On June 8, 2021, most Amazon smart home devices—as well as certain other connected gadgets—will become part of a nationwide network called Sidewalk. Here’s what you need to know, and how to opt out if you choose to. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The gear you need to crown yourself grill master in time for BBQ season

2KMashable / 8h
You Got This is a series that spotlights the gear you need to improve one area of your life. If you buy something from this post, we may earn an affiliate commission. If summer had a flavor, it would be grilled everything. If you can eat it, you can grill it — but who wants a burger cooked on a rusty old barbecue that sat outside all winter? Nobody. Check out these picks from Walmart and get your

Walmart and Target are planning their own Prime Day alternatives

SlashGear / 19min
Amazon plans to hold its Prime Day 2021 over a 48-hour period starting June 21 at midnight Pacific Time. Competitors Walmart and Target are gearing up to compete with the online retailer with their own sales, both of which will take place on the same dates as Prime Day. Target is calling its June sale ‘Deal Days,’ while Walmart is … Continue reading

8 Money Toilets

Gizmodo / 20min
A ferocious bidding war over a misshapen chicken nugget concluded at $99,997 in the wee hours of Friday morning. Doesn’t seem weird at all, in a world where people are spending millions of dollars for blockchain tokens backed only by words. But wait, is this a sign of a healthy economy, us walking around like the… Read more...

Liveblog: All the news from Apple’s WWDC 2021 keynote on 6/7 at 10 a.m.

Ars Technica / 31min
Enlarge / Apple's splash image for WWDC 2021, which references a meme from last year. (credit: Apple) Liveblog starts in: View Liveblog At 10 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. Eastern) this Monday, June 7, Apple will kick off the keynote presentation at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The company is sure to announce details about the next versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and watchOS, but we co

N.K. Jemisin's Hugo-Winning Broken Earth Trilogy Is Coming to the Big Screen

Gizmodo / 32min
N.K. Jemisin has already made history by winning three consecutive Hugo awards for each entry in her Broken Earth trilogy: The Fifth Season , The Obelisk Gate , and The Stone Sky . Now, the perhaps inevitable next step is here, with a just-announced big-screen deal with Sony’s TriStar Pictures that will see the author… Read more...

USAF looks into commercial rocket-powered cargo delivery

Engadget / 35min
The US military is expanding an experimental program that could one day see the Space Force use reusable rockets to move material and equipment across the planet.

iFixit Tore Apart the iPad Pro's New Mini-LED Display, and It's PURTY

How-To Geek / 35min
Sure, the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro has a fancy M1 processor, but its new Mini-LED display is the real star of the show. A teardown video from iFixit gives us a close look at the impressive new Liquid Retina XDR Display technology, plus a quick lesson explaining how LED backlights work (and why the iPad Pro’s new display looks so beautiful). Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Dell Sued for Promising Alienware Laptops Could Be Upgraded

Gizmodo / 44min
Dell is being taken to court in California over the company’s claims that its Alienware Area 51m-R1 gaming laptops can be upgraded. Read more...

'Resident Evil Village' is on sale for $10 off at Walmart

Mashable / 48min
SAVE $10.05: Resident Evil Village is on sale at Walmart as of June 4 — grab a copy for Playstation 4 , Playstation 5 , or Xbox One/Series X for just $49.94 (normally $59.99). Holding out for a decent discount on Resident Evil Village? Well, lycans and gentlemen , we thank you for waiting: Capcom's new first-person survival horror game — now a bona fide bestseller — just went on sale at Walmart.

Cops Are Now Using an Electric Lasso on People

Gizmodo / 1h
In an apparent effort to kill fewer people, police departments across the country are investing in what is basically an electronic lasso designed to automatically restrain suspects without cops having to electrocute or shoot them. Read more...

Play the new Minecraft update early: Here’s how

SlashGear / 1h
There’s a way to get in on the newest version of Minecraft early, almost no matter the time or date. It’s courtesy of the Java Edition of Minecraft, and the development process that leads up to a wider release for the masses. If you’ve never used Minecraft: Java Edition before, you’re in for a treat. It’s here that Minecraft gets … Continue reading

A tour of the new technology-heavy passenger gates at DFW

The Points Guy / 1h
The COVID-19 pandemic may have brought global travel to a near-halt, devastating airlines’ financials and squeezing crucial revenue streams for airports , but there was one silver lining: As airport traffic plummeted, airlines had more time and space to complete certain infrastructure projects. Want more airline-specific news? Sign up for TPG’s free new biweekly Aviation newsletter! New terminal

How to Introduce a New Partner to Your Parents

Lifehacker / 1h
Introducing a new love interest to your mom and dad is nerve-wracking, whether it’s the first or ninth time you’ve done it. What if they don’t like your new boyfriend? What if your new girlfriend doesn’t like them? Read more...

Tinder finally adds a Block Contacts feature

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TechCrunch / 1h
Despite the complications of meeting new people in the midst of a global pandemic, dating apps have shown a recent spike in both downloads and usage. Now, as COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, it’s likely that this trend will continue. In other words, Tinder is anticipating a “ post-pandemic uncuffing season ,” and they’re rolling out a new feature to prepare. Now, users can upload t

Admit It: The Facebook Oversight Board Is Kind of Working

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Wired / 1h
Facebook has agreed to follow some of the board’s nonbinding recommendations regarding the Donald Trump suspension. That’s progress.

How Soon Is It OK to Take a Vacation After Starting a New Job?

Lifehacker / 1h
Requesting vacation time after receiving a job offer is a universally tricky ask. Every employee deserves time off, but when you’re brand new at work, leisure time might feel like it should be on the back burner. Read more...

Evernote Tasks management feature arrives to take on Trello

SlashGear / 1h
Evernote, the platform that used to dominate the note-taking market, has added a new feature that enables it to compete with task management platform Trello. The new Evernote feature is simply called Tasks and it essentially functions as a supercharged to-do list. Users can link their tasks with notes, set a deadline, and more. Evernote Tasks isn’t a note-taking feature, … Continue reading

Into the Spider-Verse 2 Recruits Issa Rae as Spider-Woman

Gizmodo / 1h
We don’t know what the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is actually going to be called yet, but its first new cast member has just been revealed. It’s Issa Rae, best known for creating and starring in the HBO show Insecure , who’ll be voicing Jessica Drew, aka, Spider-Woman . The Hollywood Reporter broke the… Read more...

Fight Breaks Out At American Airlines Check-in Desks In Miami

View from the Wing / 1h
These gentlemen were raring to go and decided not to wait for boarding to have their meltdown. It's not clear what started the mêlée but just 28 seconds into the video our heroes are already making up and negotiating a peace. Continue reading ...

How to Preemptively Block Ad-Tracking on Your Android

Lifehacker / 1h
Later this year, Google will begin blocking advertisers and developers from accessing a device’s advertising ID if users opt-out of personalized ads, mirroring the controversial changes (controversial to advertisers, anyway) that Apple introduced in iOS 14.5 . While you’re waiting, though, you can opt-out of… Read more...

Ok, This Is Clearly Not the Classified Alien Report We’re Looking For

Gizmodo / 1h
For anyone naive enough to believe the forthcoming congressionally-ordered report on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) observed by U.S. military personnel in recent years would shed some light on the issue, you’re probably about to be let down big time. Reports on Friday, citing people familiar with the inquiry,… Read more...

Infinite's New Trailer Forgoes Plot for a Ludicrous Amount of Action

Gizmodo / 1h
The first trailer for Mark Wahlberg’s upcoming sorta-sci-fi movie Infinite dropped a mere week ago , explaining how a select group of constantly reincarnating people keep their memories and fight each other . This new trailer drops all that to present the movie as a Fast and the Furious clone built on the bones of… Read more...

Supersonic vs. long and leisurely: Which way would you rather fly to London?

200+The Points Guy / 1h
While no one likes sitting on a plane and getting hit with a flight delay, once you’re in the air sometimes you just don’t want the experience to be over — especially if you’ve cashed in your hard-earned points and miles to fly one of the swankiest products in the sky . With the recent addition of JetBlue’s Mint product on the airline’s New York (JFK) to London (LHR) route , whose A321LR aircraft

FDA Approves 'Game Changer' Weight Loss Drug, Likely First in a New Era of Obesity Treatment

Gizmodo / 1h
On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new injectable medication for treating obesity—one shown to help people lose a significant amount of weight in clinical trials when taken regularly. The drug, called Wegovy, may just signal a new era in obesity treatment. Read more...

Utah drought is so bad, the governor appeals for 'divine intervention'

Mashable / 1h
The megadrought is real . Amid the worst Southwestern drought in at least 400 years — and easily one of the worst sustained droughts in over a millennium — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has asked the denizens of Utah to pray for rain: "By praying together and collectively asking God or whatever higher power you believe in for more rain, we may be able to escape the deadliest aspects of the continuing dro

It’s time for security teams to embrace security data lakes

TechCrunch / 1h
Dan Schoenbaum Contributor Dan Schoenbaum is a two-time CEO and a two-time COO in cybersecurity. Today, he is a managing partner at High Tide Advisors , a boutique consulting firm helping companies achieve greater success through go-to-market strategies and execution. The average corporate security organization spends $18 million annually but is largely ineffective at preventing breaches, IP thef

35 Cartoons Your Kids Will Love and You Won't Hate

Lifehacker / 1h
When it comes to children’s programming, there is an important balance to be found in content that is engaging, educational, and age-appropriate—and that won’t make you want to blow things up if, god forbid, you have to hear Horrid Henry’s voice one. More. Time. Read more...

Ball in God's Court as Utah Governor Declares 'Weekend of Prayer' for Rain

100+Gizmodo / 2h
The West is in drought . You might even call it Biblical given that a drought this fierce hasn’t hit the region in at least 1,200 years. Read more...

This is not a drill: VMware vuln with 9.8 severity rating is under attack

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Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge A VMware vulnerability with a severity rating of 9.8 out of 10 is under active exploitation. At least one reliable exploit has gone public, and there have been successful attempts in the wild to compromise servers that run the vulnerable software. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2021-21985, resides in the vCenter Server , a tool for managing virtualization in large data centers. A VMwar

Sorry, there are no COVID bombshells in Dr. Fauci's emails

Mashable / 2h
Conspiracy theorists are having a field day with a batch of recently released emails from Dr. Anthony Fauci's official government account. If you've been on social media at all over the past few days, you may have seen #FauciEmails trending. Or you may have seen your own family and friends sharing screenshots of the emails along with commentary about the big reveals and discoveries uncovered from

Can You Really Mute Twitter's Algorithm to Stop Showing Suggested Tweets?

Lifehacker / 2h
As Twitter rolls out its new Twitter Blue subscription service, some of us still long for the olden days when the timeline was nothing more than a bunch of tweets, one after the other, from people you had chosen to follow. There’s a mute list hack that supposedly will help you mimic that old-school experience, but… Read more...

Borderlands movie teases entire main cast: See anyone you recognize?

SlashGear / 2h
It’s been a somewhat eventful week for the Borderlands movie in development at Lionsgate. Earlier in the week, Lionsgate released a teaser that gave us a “first look” at Cate Blanchett’s Lilith. There was just one problem: it was only a silhouette, and while the details that we could see suggested that Lilith’s movie look closely resembles Lilith’s game look, … Continue reading

The Archive of Our Own lyric trend brings a Tumblr meme to Twitter

Mashable / 2h
A viral tweet is bringing the fanfiction community together under the lyrical genius of Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years," and it's bringing a long-running Tumblr meme format to Twitter. The song was written for the 2011 masterpiece The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 but, thanks to the enduring enthusiasm of the Twilight fandom, it resides in the hallowed halls of evergreen meme materia

Facebook's 'Bulletin' newsletter platform could launch before the end of June

Engadget / 2h
Facebook hopes to release Bulletin, its take on a Substack-like newsletter subscription product, toward the end of June.

Extra Crunch roundup: Guest posts wanted, ‘mango’ seed rounds, Expensify’s tech stack

TechCrunch / 2h
Prospective contributors regularly ask us about which topics Extra Crunch subscribers would like to hear more about, and the answer is always the same: Actionable advice that is backed up by data and/or experience. Strategic insights that go beyond best practices and offer specific recommendations readers can try out for themselves. Industry analysis that paints a clear picture of the companies,

Dog food recalled again over salmonella risk: What pet owners should know

SlashGear / 2h
Sunshine Mills is back with another dog food recall, noting that it is voluntarily recalling several of its products over the risk of salmonella contamination. The possible contamination was found during routine testing by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, which alerted Sunshine Mills’ distributor Fleet Wholesale Supply Company. Sunshine Mills was the company behind multiple dog food recal

TikTok just expanded ways they can collect data on your face and voice

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SlashGear / 2h
An update made to TikTok’s privacy policy this week made it technically legal to automatically collect data on you and your activities in the app. This update includes notes about biometric identifiers – like fingerprint scans and “voiceprints”. In the notes, TikTok suggests that they will seek “any required permissions” to get this data, but only “where required by law.” … Continue reading

Why I ditched app folders and embraced phone chaos

Mashable / 2h
I don't know the exact second I stopped caring about app folders, but I think it was during the pandemic. I just couldn't bring myself to spend half an iota of energy on organizing my apps. First, a confession: I'm not an organized person. It's always been hard for me to keep everything in its place. I have gotten marginally better at it for the sake of co-existing with my partner, but it's not s

Uh Oh: One Hyatt Hotel Adds 3.5% “Energy Charge”

One Mile at a Time / 2h
Is an “energy charge” about to become a standard fee with the major hotel groups? Hyatt Place Chicago O’Hare adds “energy charge” The Hyatt Place Chicago O’Hare is now adding a daily energy charge to its room rates, in addition to city and state taxes. I don’t see this disclosed anywhere on the hotel’s policies page, or on Hyatt’s website otherwise, but rather this fee is added to the room rate b

X-Men's Hellfire Gala Is Already a Scandal, Surprising No One

Gizmodo / 2h
After weeks of hype-building, the X-Men’s 2021 Hellfire Gala kicked off this week in the pages of Marvel’s ongoing Hellions , Marauders , and X-Force series. Unsurprisingly, the extravagant mutant gathering is already threatening to upend the delicate balance of power keeping humanity from going to war with Krakoa . Let… Read more...

NASA Has Spotted Sneaky Methane Emissions From the Biggest Oilfield in America

Gizmodo / 2h
There’s no such thing as easy climate fixes, but when it comes to methane emissions from oil and gas production, a couple of little patches could go a long way. A new study suggests that just 123 sites in the Permian Basin in Texas could be responsible for a huge chunk of the region’s accidental methane leaks—and that… Read more...

Autonomous vehicle startup Aurora in final talks to merge with Reid Hoffman’s newest SPAC

TechCrunch / 2h
Autonomous vehicle startup Aurora is close to finalizing a deal to merge with Reinvent Technology Partners Y, the newest special purpose acquisition company launched by LinkedIn co-founder and investor Reid Hoffman, Zynga founder Mark Pincus and managing partner Michael Thompson, according to several sources familiar with the talks. One of the sticking points is the targeted valuation, which had

Microsoft partners with voting machine maker Hart on election security

Engadget / 2h
ElectionGuard software lets voters check their votes were counted properly.

Gorgeous New Short Film Shows Us What an Early Lunar Colony Would Actually Look Like

Gizmodo / 3h
Called Life Beyond Earth , the four-minute short film presents a realistic vision of a future lunar base and the sustainable habitats that could turn this long-sought goal into a reality. Read more...

Xometry is taking its excess manufacturing capacity business public

TechCrunch / 3h
Xometry, a Maryland-based service that connects companies with manufacturers with excess production capacity around the world, filed an S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announcing its intent to become a public company. Growth aside, it’s clear that Xometry is no modern software business, at least from a revenue-quality profile. As the global supply chain tightened during

Blend Nectarines and Vermouth for a Fruity Summer Sipper

Lifehacker / 3h
Beyond the Bellini, there aren’t many famous stone fruit-forward cocktails. But peach and nectarine purees are delicious, if a little viscous, and bubbly isn’t the only thing you can dilute them with. If you’re looking for a low-ABV sipper that tastes like summer, all you need is a small nectarine, a little sugar, and… Read more...

Fiat sets the roadmap for its huge all-electric transition

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SlashGear / 3h
Fiat plans to go all-EV, transitioning the automaker’s range from 2025 as it shifts away from internal combustion. The announcement follows Fiat’s decision to only make an electric version of the new 500, its iconic city car. Announced last March, the latest Fiat 500 was an abrupt turnaround from the automaker’s previous 500e. Then, the electric version of the car … Continue reading

Facebook's refusal to make a decision on Trump is just plain weak, bro

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Mashable / 3h
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Five questions posed by Facebook’s two-year ban on Donald Trump

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MIT Technology Review / 3h
On Friday, Facebook announced that it would suspend former president Donald Trump from the social network for two years, until at least January 7, 2023, and said he would “only be reinstated if conditions permit.” The announcement comes in response to recommendations last month from Facebook’s recently created Oversight Board. Facebook had hoped that the board would decide how to handle Trump’s a

Electric Car Batteries Are Turning This Country Into an Actual Hellscape

500+Futurism / 3h
Buried Treasure As the demand for gadgets and electric cars grows, so too are the mining operations that dig up cobalt to use in lithium-ion batteries. And that’s become a serious problem for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, The New Yorker reports , which sits atop about 3.4 million metric tons of the stuff — half of the entire planet’s supply. A massive, gold rush-like mining industry was b

Doctors Fear Huge Spike in STIs After Pandemic

Futurism / 3h
According to a new study, cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including chlamydia and gonorrhea could soon spike as the COVID-19 pandemic winds down. As we’re heading what the media has referred to as “ hot vax summer ,” experts are worried that STIs could return with a vengeance. Researchers analyzed positivity rates based on data from over 18.6 million tests performed across the US

Scientists are trying to make plant-based ‘meat’ taste better

SlashGear / 3h
Plant-based foods are more popular than ever, but they still have a long way to go. The healthier plant-based protein options tend to lack when it comes to flavor, while the more tasty meat alternatives have been criticized as heavily processed and full of unhealthy ingredients like saturated fats and sodium. Given the environment and possible health benefits that come … Continue reading

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World's Full Soundtrack Is Finally Coming to Streaming

100+Gizmodo / 3h
It’s a good day when you can rock out to the sweet sounds of Envy Adams (Brie Larson) leading the Clash at Demonhead —and it’s only a sign of more to come. Edgar Wright, the director of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World , took to social media Friday to announce that the expanded edition of the film’s soundtrack will finally… Read more...

Yes, the military is serious about rocketing supplies around the planet

Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / A SpaceX Starship prototype takes flight in April, 2021. (credit: SpaceX ) The Air Force confirmed a strong interest in delivery of cargo around the world—by rockets—during an hourlong conference call with reporters on Friday. Military officials said they were elevating the cargo initiative to become the newest "Vanguard Program," indicating a desire to move the concept from an experime

Square Bitcoin hardware wallet floated by Jack Dorsey

SlashGear / 3h
Jack Dorsey revealed that Square was considering creating a Bitcoin hardware wallet this week. He suggested that “if we do it”, they’ll build it “in the open, from software to hardware design, and in collaboration with the community.” Jack suggested that if they do it, they’ll do it with principals like “bitcoin is for everyone” and “no keys, no cheese.” … Continue reading

Boston Dynamics’ Robotic Dog Can Now Play the Saddest Futuristic Game of Fetch

Gizmodo / 3h
Boston Dynamics promises its impressive Spot robot can do a lot of things , but as we can see in the company’s latest demo, replacing the family pet isn’t one of them. Even with incredible autonomy, advanced sensors, and an articulated arm instead of a head and neck, Spot manages to make a fun interaction like a … Read more...

Why You Should Use Your Pandemic Air Miles as Soon as Possible

Lifehacker / 3h
Are you sitting on a large pile of air miles reward points? You might want to use them before they’re reduced in value, as the liabilities tied to airline loyalty programs in the U.S. have soared during the pandemic, making the threat of devaluation in 2021 a likely possibility. Read more...

Don’t miss these startups exhibiting at TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

TechCrunch / 3h
We’re just five days away from TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 , where thousands of mobility movers and shakers will dive deep into the game-changing technology that’s reinventing the way we move people — and pretty much everything else — around the world. Mobility 2021 is a jam-packed event, and we want to make sure you know about everything that’s going down on June 9. But first, a message from the

Google Chrome now warns you if you're about to install a dodgy extension

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Enhanced Safe Browsing users will now see a warning when trying to download extensions from untrusted developers.

Tinder will let you block people based on their phone number

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Engadget / 3h
Using its newly introduced Block Contacts feature, you can prevent people you have in your phone's address book from showing up when you go to swipe on Tinder.

What Is Twitter Blue, and Is It Worth $3 a Month?

How-To Geek / 4h
Paying to use social media? That might seem crazy, but that’s the idea of “Twitter Blue.” For $3 per month, you get additional features that aren’t available to free users. Is it really worth it? Let’s find out. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Fujifilm Taken Down as Global Ransomware Spree Continues

How-To Geek / 4h
Fujifilm, the global film company based in Japan, has shut down parts of its network worldwide after apparently being the latest victim to a ransomware attack. The company is still trying to figure out the scale and extent of the attack, but here’s what we know. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

“Deleted” Nintendo floppy recovered 26 years later, full of Earthbound secrets

Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / Amazing what can be found on decades-old disks full of "deleted" files. (credit: Video Game History Foundation) The golden-age rebirth of console gaming, largely spurred by the NES's mega-success, has remained a lucrative era for conservationists . There's a whole community out there rushing to find documents, disks, and hard drives from the '80s and '90s before they're savaged by time

Researchers perform magic tricks for birds, who are not amused

Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / A Eurasian jay takes a skeptical view of magic. (credit: Luc Viatour ) Most magic tricks require a fairly sophisticated understanding of how humans perceive the world. To fall for a trick, people have to see things they perceive as important and ignore things that are actually important. Understanding why magic works can tell us important things about how humans direct their attention a

I tried TikTok's viral lettuce water sleep aid. It was kind of gross and I slept horribly.

Mashable / 4h
Don’t trust anything on the internet — until Mashable tries it first. Welcome to the Hype Test , where we review viral trends and tell you what's really worth millions of likes. I'm not a great sleeper — I routinely function on roughly five hours — so I'm open to trying anything that'll help me catch some Zs. OK, so I'm not great at putting down my phone before bed, but I live online so that feel

American Airlines Testing Offer To Let You Check Your Carry-On Bags Free

View from the Wing / 4h
It's a new test at some airports where customers checking in at self-service machines get offered to check their carry-on for free. According to an internal memo on the project, "Offers will be random and may not apply to every customer." Continue reading ...

Fauci Wants To Know Why Three Virus Researchers in Wuhan Got Sick

Futurism / 4h
Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the United States who’s taken a chief advisory and public communications role throughout the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, says he wants more information from China on how the outbreak began. Specifically, Fauci drew attention to recent news that multiple workers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) were hospitalized in Nov

The Father’s Day Gift Guide For Dads Who Forgot How To Dress Themselves

Lifehacker / 4h
At some point, our beloved, dependable dads, full of wisdom, forget how to do seemingly everything. Read more...

How to Plan a Trip to the Virgin Islands When COVID Restrictions Keep Changing

Lifehacker / 4h
Since the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) is a U.S. territory it’s been a popular vacation destination during the pandemic, as travel regulations were less restricted than international travel . Some locations still required mainland visitors to stay at an authorized quarantine hotel or villa, or required regular testing .… Read more...

Wyze Home Security Monitoring Review: You Can't Say No to $80

How-To Geek / 4h
A few days ago, my mother-in-law’s neighbors woke up to bad news. Thieves broke into their home while they slept and stole a bunch of their stuff, including both of their cars. When my mother-in-law asked for security system recommendations, I gave her one: Wyze’s Home Monitoring system. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

This Raspberry Pi Robot Can Shred Through Any Song on 'Guitar Hero'

How-To Geek / 4h
Even if you were great at Guitar Hero during its heyday, you probably lacked the skills to beat “Through the Fire and Flames” on its highest difficulty. It’s nothing to be ashamed of—even Jon Bot Jovi, a Raspberry Pi-powered Guitar Hero robot, misses a note every once and awhile. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

IKEA's New Sensor Will Monitor Your Air Quality for Just $12

How-To Geek / 4h
IKEA is known for its unique furniture (and meatballs), but it also has plenty of functional items up for grabs, like this $12 air sensor. For the same price as lunch from a fast food place, the VINDRIKTNING will monitor your home’s air quality. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Android Users Will Get to Opt Out of Ad Tracking in an Update Later This Year

How-To Geek / 4h
Following on the heels of Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency feature, Google will soon let Android users opt out of ad tracking. Doing so prevents apps from seeing a users’ unique advertising ID, thereby limiting businesses’ ability to collect private data and sell targeted ads. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Target Takes Aim at Prime Day, Kicks off Its Own Deals Event a Day Earlier

How-To Geek / 4h
Target doesn’t want to let Amazon and Walmart have all the fun, which is why the company just announced its own “Deal Days” from June 20-22nd. Essentially matching Amazon’s Prime Day and Walmart’s Black Friday-like “Deals for Days” events, both happening later this month. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Fiat plans to become an EV-only automaker by 2030

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Engadget / 4h
The company will start phasing out combustion engine vehicles in 2025.

Sweet Tooth’s Showrunners on the Heart of the Show and Changes From the Comic

Gizmodo / 4h
If you were just to list all the elements that make up the new Netflix show Sweet Tooth , you’d think it was just a bunch of random ideas thrown together. In fact, let’s test that theory: deer boy. Robert Downey Jr. Post-apocalypse. Animal army. DC Comics. Football star. Lord of the Rings . VR gaming. Weird, right? But… Read more...

Playdate handheld nears release with price hike, new games, and a video update

SlashGear / 4h
Back in 2019, Panic unveiled a rather interesting handheld gaming device called the Playdate. The unique handheld was supposed to launch at some point in 2020 but was unfortunately delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now it looks like we’re finally closing in on the Playdate’s release, but when it launches later this year, it’ll arrive with a price tag … Continue reading

The rise of cybersecurity debt

TechCrunch / 4h
Howard Boville Contributor Howard Boville is head of IBM Hybrid Cloud. He leads the global cloud business at IBM and helps develop market-leading capabilities to drive digital transformation for enterprises. More posts by this contributor The ‘Frankencloud’ model is our biggest security risk Ransomware attacks on the JBS beef plant, and the Colonial Pipeline before it, have sparked a now familiar

Facebook buys studio behind Roblox-like Crayta gaming platform

TechCrunch / 4h
Facebook has been making plenty of one-off virtual reality studio acquisitions lately, but today the company announced that they’re buying something with wider ambitions — a Roblox-like game creation platform. Facebook shared that they’re buying Unit 2 Games, which builds a platform called Crayta. Like some other platforms out there, it builds on top of the Unreal Engine and gives users a more si

Google makes small Android advertising concession in wake of iOS 14.5

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Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images ) After Apple shook up the advertising industry by requiring users to opt-in to ad tracking in iOS 14.5 , Google—the world's biggest ad company—is announcing a small concession for advertising on Android. Starting in late 2021, Google will begin to roll out a feature that makes Android's years-old advertising opt-out checkbox less likely to be bypasse

Scientists Say That Building Too Many Wind Turbines Weakens the Wind’s Power

3KFuturism / 4h
Getting Stuffy Mass deployment of wind farms, along with other cleaner sources of energy, is likely going to be a crucial part of the global fight to mitigate climate change. But planting wind turbines willy-nilly without careful consideration might actually be counterproductive, a new study suggests. Scientists from Germany’s coastal researcher center, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, found that wi

If not for this near-extinction mystery the oceans would be full of sharks

SlashGear / 4h
Were it not for a mysterious near mass-extinction event roughly 19 million years ago, the oceans could be filled with a whole lot more sharks than they are today. Those prone to galeophobica should probably look away, because a new study of deep sea shark tooth remains suggest populations could’ve been exponentially higher had the marine predators not faced a … Continue reading

Square may make a 'hardware wallet' for Bitcoin

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Engadget / 5h
Square may make a bitcoin hardware wallet, says Jack Dorsey.

Facebook suspends Trump accounts for two years

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4KBBC News - Technology / 5h
Former US President Donald Trump called the platform's decree "abuse" and "an insult" to his voters.

Scientists Say Arctic Ice Is Thinning Twice as Fast as We Thought

1KFuturism / 5h
Experts are warning that the sea ice covering much of the Arctic appears to be thinning twice as previously thought, The Guardian reports . In a new study published in the journal The Cryosphere today, a team of researchers have extrapolated how temperature, snowfall and ice floe movement can affect the accumulation of snow. Previously, we’ve had to rely on data collected by Soviet expeditions on

Paleontologists Study 9,000-Year-Old Aurochs Bones and Wonder if the Beasts Were Tamed

Gizmodo / 5h
For some 9,000 years, the bones of three aurochs—huge, extinct ancestors of modern cattle—languished at the bottom of a cave in northwestern Spain. A team of paleontologists have now genetically sampled the Mesolithic remains, which were found in the 1990s near a human skeleton, and they believe that the DNA could… Read more...

France’s new stoplight system explained — what Americans will need for entry from June 9

The Points Guy / 5h
France has released new protocols for its scheduled and highly anticipated reopening to foreigners on June 9; among them is a stoplight system that dictates procedures foreign travelers must follow, based on where they’re from and whether or not they’re vaccinated, if they wish to enter the country. Several news outlets have reported conflicting information, but a tweet from the official account

Facebook will reconsider Trump’s ban in two years

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TechCrunch / 5h
The clock is ticking on former President Donald Trump’s ban from Facebook, formerly indefinite and now for a period of two years, the maximum penalty under a newly revealed set of rules for suspending public figures. But when the time comes, the company will reevaluate the ban and make a decision then whether to end or extend it, rendering it indefinitely definite. The ban of Trump in January was

The Pandemic Might Have Killed Off Some Flu Strains for Good

Gizmodo / 5h
Scientists say that two common strains of the seasonal flu have seemingly vanished from circulation, likely due to public health measures like mask-wearing meant to slow the covid-19 pandemic. Though it will take time to confirm the disappearing act, the unexpected good news could make developing next season’s flu… Read more...

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Is Playing Catch Up With the Forgotten Corners of the Galaxy

Gizmodo / 5h
After its explosive opening , Star Wars: The Bad Batch has hit a bit of a weird, interesting, and yet kind of frustrating rut. Now in a comfortable status quo of the “mission of the week” format, the series is using the structure to apparently catch up on familiar faces shrouded in a corner of the Star Wars galaxy left… Read more...

Trump's Facebook ban conveniently set to expire before next presidential election

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Mashable / 5h
Read more... More about Facebook , Donald Trump , Social Media , Tech , and Big Tech Companies

Facebook will walk back controversial ‘newsworthiness’ rule for politicians

Engadget / 5h
Facebook will change one of its most controversial rules, following recommendations from the Oversight Board.

Lauren Boebert Spends Drought Hearing Rambling About ‘Green New Deal Extremists’

Gizmodo / 5h
Rep. Lauren Boebert, the gun-toting, Trump-loving, riot-goading, Congresswoman from Colorado, has a new conspiratorial obsession. And she’s fixated on it rather than working to address the multiple environmental crises facing her state . Read more...

New Vaccine Incentives, Surplus Dose Shipments, and More News

Wired / 5h
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

2 million real-life photos were turned into AI cities...but the cities don't exist — Future Blink

Mashable / 5h
The Strolling Cities Project is a video project from the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab in which just a few words can be turned into "real" locations using AI. Read more... More about Artificial Intelligence , Italy , Strolling , Mit Researchers , and Future Blink

Here's how you can get Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra deals for just £799 - £400 off

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra deals are expensive but this offer helps drastically bring the costs right down.

How long before AI can 'understand' animals?

Engadget / 5h
Advances in artificial intelligence could decypher animal "language" in the next 10 years or so, scientists claim.

Don't expect Saints Row, Metro, Dead Island or TimeSplitters at E3

Engadget / 5h
Deep Silver says those franchises won't be featured at Summer Game Fest either.

Who is eligible for the Chase Sapphire Preferred’s 100,000-point bonus?

The Points Guy / 5h
Among all the incredible credit card welcome bonuses that have cropped up in the past year, the chance to earn 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card stands out from the rest. Since its debut in 2009, the Chase Sapphire Preferred has only raised its public introductory offer as high as 80,000 points — and that was just recently, first in September 2020 and then aga

Windows Is No Big Deal. That’s Huge.

NYT > Technology / 5h
Technology is not just a shiny new thing that comes out of a box. Now it’s all around us all of the time.

How to Onboard Yourself With Useful Information, Because Your New Job Won't

Lifehacker / 5h
Companies’ aversion to mentorship is real , even to the point where some new hires aren’t afforded the chance to be appropriately onboarded. The truth is, many human resources formalities are useless—or at least viewed as such—whether its a startup with limited resources or a bigger company that chooses to devote its… Read more...

Trump Suspended From Facebook for at Least 2 Years

500+Gizmodo / 5h
Facebook announced on Friday that Donald Trump’s accounts on the company’s platforms—which includes the former president’s Instagram account—are going to be suspended for a full two years. At the end of that two-year gap, the company will “look to experts to assess whether the risk to public safety has receded,”… Read more...

Facebook's Trump Ban Will Last at Least 2 Years

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16KNYT > Technology / 5h
The decision denies the former president a megaphone at least through the midterm elections. The suspension was put in place after the Capitol riots in January.

Among Us update brings a new color: Tan!

SlashGear / 5h
The folks behind Among Us are bringing a fan favorite to the playable game universe. This new character is an old character – a character you’ve seen before, but haven’t been able to play with or as before now. Along with the game’s expansion to a larger realm, with more players a bigger lobby for the masses, it’s time for … Continue reading

Facebook: Trump suspension end date confirmed with tougher rules

SlashGear / 5h
Facebook will allow former President Donald Trump back onto the social network in two years time, finally putting a date on when the controversial suspension will be lifted. Trump was barred from using Facebook and Instagram in January 2021, after several posts deemed to incite the riots at the US Capitol Building on January 6. Facebook opted to suspend Trump … Continue reading

How to watch Apple's WWDC 2021

Mashable / 5h
Another month, another Apple event. This time, it's Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2021, an event where the company usually unveils its latest software updates. WWDC will be held virtually again this year, because, ya know, the ongoing pandemic and all. This means it's free for anyone to watch, whether you're a developer or just a curious Apple fan. The keynote event will begin streaming

Donald Trump could be back on Facebook in time for the presidential primaries

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300+Engadget / 5h
Facebook has revisited Donald Trump's "indefinite" suspension following a recommendation from the Oversight Board.

Scientists Morph Human DNA Into Mosquito DNA Structure

1KFuturism / 5h
Loosening Up Researchers have uncovered a key way that human and mosquito DNA are structured differently from one another — and figured out how to morph each into the other opposite arrangement. Working independently at first, two teams of scientists realized two important things about genomic structure: that some species, including mosquitoes, had loosely folded chromosomes while those of other

At Grocery Stores, It's Hard Work Picking Your Online Order

300+NYT > Technology / 6h
The technology needed to fulfill orders is costly for stores, and the workers who pick items off the shelves often feel the pressure of being tracked.

Nigeria suspends Twitter operations, says platform ‘undermines its corporate existence’

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TechCrunch / 6h
Through its Ministry of Information and Culture today, the Nigerian government announced its decision to suspend the activities of social media platform Twitter in the country. The statement, made by Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and signed off by his media aide Segun Adeyemi could see telecoms in the country prevent Nigerians from using Twitter. Here’s the statement issued b

Walk to a Beat With Google Fit's New Paced Walking Activity

How-To Geek / 6h
When you don’t feel like running or riding a bike, a brisk walk is often the best way to fit some cardio in your day. That’s why Google Fit now features a Paced Walking activity that lets you set each step of your workout to a beat. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Should You Use a Monorepo?

How-To Geek / 6h
The monorepo pattern uses a single version control repository for all of your projects and assets. You’ll lump your server-side, frontend, and infrastructure config files into one repository that everybody contributes to. Should you use it? Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Verizon's latest free iPhone 11 promo is one of the best iPhone deals this year

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Don't miss Verizon's latest iPhone deals this week - which includes a free iPhone 11 with a new unlimited data plan.

Well-designed suites with knockout views at the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa

The Points Guy / 6h
“There’s nothing between here and the Magic Kingdom except saw palmettos and wild rabbits — and they’re definitely not the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ variety.” I distinctly remember my dad telling us that as we passed through the gates to Walt Disney World many, many years ago. And he was right, it was pure Florida wilderness from that point until we got closer to the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Polynesia

11 Delicious Ways to Cook With Bacon and Its Grease

Lifehacker / 6h
When you buy bacon, you’re really getting two excellent products—a delicious breakfast meat and a sublime cooking fat. It’s hard to say which I value more. From cheap, thin grocery-store strips to hunks of guanciale, I’ve eaten everything that in the bacon family, and whether you’re crumbling it over a salad or eating… Read more...

Over 285,000 UK households face rising energy bills in June

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Those affected will be moved onto their supplier's more expensive default tariff this month, unless they switch now

2K Games leak tips new ‘Marvel XCOM’ and an E3 2021 Borderlands surprise

SlashGear / 6h
E3 2021 is days away, and just as it happens every year, major publishers will be hosting a series of events where they’ll announce their major upcoming games. We’ve already had the dates for a number of E3 2021 livestreams confirmed, and while most publishers have teased the announcements they’re going to make to some extent, it now seems that … Continue reading

WOW: Chase Sapphire Preferred 100K Bonus

One Mile at a Time / 6h
In my opinion this is the best credit card sign-up bonus we’ve ever seen, between the huge number of points and reasonable spending requirement, all for a card that’s generally worth having. Largest Bonus Ever Earn 100,000 Bonus Points Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card Apply Now Chase Sapphire Preferred offering 100,000 points The Chase Sapphire Preferred is now offering the best publicly available

Use a Screwdriver, and Other Ways Keep From Overwatering Your Lawn This Summer

Lifehacker / 6h
The summer months are synonymous with dry, brown, crackling grass—a nightmare for those who love their luscious green lawns, and validation to those who think lawns are bullshit . When it’s hot outside, your first instinct may be to dump excessive amounts of water onto your lawn, but a brown patch doesn’t necessarily… Read more...

Panic's upcoming Playdate handheld will cost $179 but arrive with more games

Engadget / 6h
Panic increases Playdate price and will hold a video showcase event on June 8th.

Twitch streamers will soon give you emotes just for following

Engadget / 6h
Twitch will let streamers offer emotes just for following their channels, while subscribers will get animated emotes.

TezLab CEO Ben Schippers to discuss the Tesla effect and the next wave of EV startups at TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

TechCrunch / 6h
As Tesla sales have risen, interest in the company has exploded, prompting investment and interest in the automotive industry, as well as the startup world. TezLab, a free app that’s like a Fitbit for a Tesla vehicle, is just one example of the numerous startups that have sprung up in the past few years as electric vehicles have started to make the tiniest of dents in global sales. Now, as Ford,

Twitch introduces Animated Emotes for their 10th anniversary

TechCrunch / 6h
Twitch announced today that it will release major updates to its Emotes this month to celebrate its 10th anniversary. These new features will include Animated Emotes, Follower Emotes and a Library for Emotes. Since the origin of the livestreaming platform for gamers, Emotes — Twitch’s version of emojis — have been a key component of Twitch culture . They’re micro memes, and images like Kappa, Tri

What to expect from WWDC 2021

TechCrunch / 6h
All things considered, Apple put together a pretty slick all-virtual WWDC last year. Where other companies like Microsoft and Google have opted for a more live (or live-style) experience, the company was parading its execs through a series of smooth drone shots and slick transitions. And with the first year under its belt, it will be fun to see how the company outdoes itself. As far as news goes,

Elon Musk Says He’s Broken Up With Cryptocurrency

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2KFuturism / 6h
Bitcoin Breakup It’s over. Tesla CEO Elon Musk seemingly announced last night that he has broken up with cryptocurrencies. In a series of C-tier memes , Musk spelled out the apparent breakup on his Twitter account. #Bitcoin — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 4, 2021 Unsurprisingly, Bitcoin stumbled as a result, falling by almost five percent from its price Thursday evening, a

Love, Death & Robots Is Growing Up

Wired / 6h
The Netflix series can still feel like a boy's club, but the second season eclipses the first.

Snag a smart lock on sale and level up your home security

Mashable / 6h
SAVE UP TO $114.69: As of June 4, get the ULTRALOQ Smart Lock U-Bolt Pro for $125.30 and the ULTRALOQ Smart Lock U-Bolt Pro + WiFi Bridge for just $139.30. (But hurry: these are deals of the day for June 4 only.) Now that leaving the house is safer than it was a year ago, home security is a must for when you're away. With a smart lock, you'll be able to go on all camping trips, beach days, and pa

Peacock's 'We Are Lady Parts' is a joyful revolution

Mashable / 6h
Nothing says punk rock like dismantling the patriarchy. Peacock's We Are Lady Parts , all-female Muslim punk outfit, is a quietly revolutionary comedy, inviting us into the age-old story of found family and fitting in when you've always been taught to see yourself as different. Created by Nida Manzoor, We Are Lady Parts is the origin story of its titular band: Saira (Sarah Kameela Impey), Ayesha

Best. Offer. Ever. Chase Sapphire Preferred 100,000 Bonus Points. Act Now!!

View from the Wing / 6h
This is insane. Chase has increased the initial offer for the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card to 100,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. This is one of the best card deals I’ve ever seen. Chase has recently offered as much as 80,000 points as an initial bonus for the card. Last year that was probably the ‘deal of the year’. Now they’ve i

Apple’s AirPods Max see a rare price cut – and AirPods Pro too

SlashGear / 6h
Apple’s AirPods Max have seen a rare discount, with the active noise canceling headphones dipping to under $520. Launched late last year, Apple’s first over-the-ear model borrows the streamlined connectivity of its earbud brethren but bumps up the audio quality – and the design. Indeed, AirPods Max’s performance as already being praised by reviewers, and that’s before the arrival of … Continue re

Five excellent reasons to attend TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing & Fundraising

TechCrunch / 6h
There’s no crying in baseball , and there are certainly no shortcuts in building a successful startup. But, thanks to TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing and Fundraising on July 8-9, you don’t have to reinvent the freakin’ wheel. This two-day bootcamp offers early-stage founders (pre-seed through Series A) access to the startup ecosystem’s leading experts and top investors. They’ll host a series of in

This week's best deals: $30 off Apple's 10.2-inch iPad and more

Engadget / 6h
This week's best tech deals include Apple's 10.2-inch iPad for $299, the AirPods Max headphones for $520 and Samsung's T7 SSD for $80.

The 85-inch Vizio P-Series Quantum X TV is back to record-low Amazon pricing

Mashable / 6h
Save $700: The 85-inch Vizio P-Series Quantum X 4K TV is back to its record-low Amazon pricing of $2,399.99, beating out the sale price on Vizio's website as of June 4. June is a big month for TV and film stans. June 4 unlocks The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It on HBO Max (the same day it releases in theaters), while the following week ushers in Loki — the next leg of Marvel's wild 2021 lineu

Next year's iPad Pro might support wireless charging

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Mashable / 7h
An iPad Pro with wireless charging is currently in the works, according to a report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The updated tablet is set to be released next year. Currently, the iPad Pro models have an aluminum enclosure. But in order to implement the wireless charging technology, Apple is switching to a glass back instead, Gurman reports. Apple is also reportedly testing MagSafe for the iPad

America: The Motion Picture's First Trailer Is More Chaotic Than Patriotic

Gizmodo / 7h
We all know the stories: George Washington cut down that cherry tree...with his Wolverine -like retractable chainsaws. Paul Revere sped through the night, warning people the British were coming, because he was a robo-centaur. And then they formed a rock band with Sam Adams, Geronimo, and more. Right? Read more...

Emergence’s Lotti Siniscalco and Retail Zipline’s Melissa Wong will join us on Extra Crunch Live

TechCrunch / 7h
For all that’s said about fundraising and working alongside investors, rarely do we get to see founders and their investors in candid conversation with one another. Extra Crunch Live is changing that. On the weekly live show, we sit down with founders and the VCs who funded them to talk about how they came together on the deal, what stood out about the other party that led to their commitment and

As buy-now-pay-later startups keep raising capital, a dive into Klarna, Afterpay and Affirm’s earnings

TechCrunch / 7h
Venture capitalists continue to fund buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) startups, evidence of ongoing optimism regarding not only e-commerce, but the specific model for financing consumer purchases as well. Evidence of continued investor confidence in the BNPL space cropped up several times in the second quarter. Divido, a startup that TechCrunch described as a “white-label [BNPL] platform for retail finan

Thousands of ancient national park treasures killed by extreme fires

Mashable / 7h
Read more... More about Wildfires , Science , and Climate Environment

Disney Club Level returns — but only at select resorts in 2021

The Points Guy / 7h
Disney just released its plan for reopening the Disney Club Level room option this fall. Disney Club Level is offered at select Disney resorts and offers some perks, heightened service and — most notably — access to the Club Level lounge at your resort. When Disney World first began its phased opening plans, Disney Club lounges remained closed. But thankfully, guests can start making reservations

New, best-ever 100,000-point offer launches for Chase Sapphire Preferred

The Points Guy / 7h
As travel is ramping back up , Chase is also coming out full force with an amazing, best-ever 100,000 point offer on the Chase Sapphire Preferred. New to The Points Guy? Want to learn more about credit card points and miles? Sign up for our daily newsletter. With the issuer’s ever-popular Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, you can now earn the highest sign-up bonus we’ve seen in this card’s 12-year r

US Authorities Start Treating Ransomware Hacks Like Terrorism

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Futurism / 7h
Elevated Priority The US Department of Justice is prioritizing its investigations into ransomware attacks that have ground several industries in the country to a halt in recent months. The attacks include the Colonial Pipeline hack that shut down gas supplies along the East Coast last month, and a more recent cyberattack against one of the largest meat suppliers in the world that affected much of

New Biden Executive Order Bans U.S. Investment in Huawei and 58 Other Chinese Tech Companies

Gizmodo / 7h
Following a previous Trump executive order that banned some Chinese companies from buying U.S.-made tech , this week President Biden issued a new executive order banning U.S. entities from investing in 59 different Chinese tech and defense companies. Read more...

Future of EV charging unveiled by the DCC and consortium of partners

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The move will bring the current electric vehicle charging infrastructure onto a secure, unified, national network

Pokemon GO update teardown shows Candy XL bonus, Bonus Candy Raid Weekend

SlashGear / 7h
Today we’re taking a peek at the latest update to Pokemon GO in a teardown of the latest update to the game’s code. In this update, we get a peek at Gible text, the Slowpoke event, Bonus Candy Raid Weekend, and new Candy XL bonus bits. It all begins with “Just a Nibble Ticket” replacing “Cotton-Winged Bird Ticket” for Gible … Continue reading

How to Manage and Free up Google Photos Storage Space

How-To Geek / 7h
Google Photos doesn’t offer free unlimited storage, which means you may find yourself running out of space. Thankfully, Google has some easy-to-use tools to help you maximize the storage space you have—free or otherwise. Here’s how to identify image types and clear your Photos storage. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Next iPad Pro Could Feature MagSafe-Like Wireless Charging

How-To Geek / 7h
Apple’s 2022 iPad Pro could feature MagSafe-like wireless charging, according to a report by Bloomberg. The company could also release a new iPad Mini this year, and may be experimenting with advanced wireless charging hardware despite canceling the AirPower mat in 2019. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

14 best tweets of the week, including autocorrect duck, Matt LeBlanc, and cicadas

Mashable / 7h
It's fully summertime folks and you know what that means: time to stay inside and enjoy some good tweets. OK, to be honest, you should probably actually get outside and enjoy some nice weather, if you are lucky enough to have it. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy some good tweets. Laugh at these on a beach, or walking in a park, or after a long day playing basketball in the summer sun. Whatev

Facebook extends Trump ban, ends exemptions for politicians’ posts [Updated]

Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge (credit: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Update, 12:54 pm EDT: Facebook announced today that Donald Trump will remain banned from the company's platforms through January 7, 2023. On that day, Facebook will evaluate current events and ask experts "to assess whether the risk to public safety has receded," wrote Facebook Vice President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg. Factors Facebo

The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide To Kid Culture: Why Are the TikTok Beekeepers Fighting?

Lifehacker / 7h
When beekeepers get in beefs on TikTok, I am here to tell you about it. Read more...

Archaeologists Open Frozen Wooden Box Found on Viking Mountain Pass

Gizmodo / 7h
Melting glacial ice along a mountain passageway in Norway has resulted in the discovery of hundreds of ancient artifacts. One of these items, a wooden box with the lid still firmly in place, has finally been opened, revealing its precious contents. Read more...

TikTok will start collecting biometric data from US users

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
TikTok changes its US Privacy Policy to give itself the right to collect facial and voice biometric identifiers from users.

The best camera and photography gift ideas for dad

Engadget / 7h
Here’s a list of the best camera and photography gift ideas for dad, including mirrorless cameras, action cams, bags, tripods and more, as chosen by Engadget editors.

Score 75% off Udacity's career-boosting online courses

Mashable / 7h
Save 75%: Through June 8, Udacity's Nanodegree online courses are on sale for 75% off sitewide with the code SAVE75. Throughout the pandemic, people have been finding new ways to spend their time, whether that's with a new hobby or taking online classes for career development . If you're interested in the latter, we've got a deal for you. Through June 8, Udacity is running a sitewide 75% off sale

Amazon’s Halo fitness wearable wants to watch you move

SlashGear / 7h
Amazon’s Halo fitness band will soon be able to assess how you move, with a new – and somewhat confusing – tracking feature for the controversial wearable. Launched last year, Halo aims to bring AI and machine learning to bear on individual fitness, though concerns around just what data was being shared with Amazon as part of that led to … Continue reading

Robot Eva mimics human emotions and other tech news

BBC News - Technology / 7h
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at the best technology news stories of the week.

Edit videos with no prior experience using Camtasia

Engadget / 7h
Camtasia is an intuitive video editing app with pro-level features like screen recording, scene transitions and a drag-and-drop timeline.

Samsung Galaxy Note 21 even more likely to be gone, and replaced by the S21 FE

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Apparently the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has munched up the Note 21's space in Samsung's release roadmap.

Sadistic One-Handed Keypad Lets You Type on a Computer Using T9 Predictive Text Like It's 1999

Gizmodo / 7h
The arrival of the smartphone made mobile messaging infinitely easier, but for those who some reason still miss typing out long messages on a tiny nine-button keypad, Guy Dupont has created a compact computer keyboard alternative called the T9 Macropad that brings predictive text to the desktop . Read more...

Nintendo Switch Pro price and release date tipped

SlashGear / 7h
This week the Nintendo Switch Pro was leaked by a French retailer with data on release dates and pricing. This information is to be taken with a grain of salt, as one whole heck of a lot of data on this next-generation console has leaked over the past several weeks. The information attained courtesy of this leak suggests this new … Continue reading

Scientists Say Humans Have “Untapped” Limb Regeneration Capability

100+Futurism / 7h
If new research is to be believed, doctors may someday be able to treat our injuries by helping our bodies regenerate damaged or missing tissue — just like a salamander regrowing its tail. A team of scientists found a critical difference in the way that the immune systems of an axolotl — an animal renowned for its ability to regenerate just about any part of its body — and that of a mouse, which

Kannada: Google apologises for 'ugliest Indian language' search result

400+BBC News - Technology / 7h
The tech giant has apologised and said it had swiftly corrected the mistake.

TikTok Quietly Tweaks Privacy Policy to Collect Your Biometric Data

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Gizmodo / 7h
TikTok quietly updated its privacy policy earlier this week in a way that allows the company to automatically collect extensive data on users in the United States—including data about their faces and their voice. Read more...

My Four-Hour Stay At Marriott’s Aegon Mykonos

200+One Mile at a Time / 7h
Read the full saga: Marriott Bonvoy Confirmed Suite Upgrade Downgrade I’d Like To Speak With The Marriott Manager! I’m Speechless: My Awful Marriott Check-In Experience Yesterday I checked into the Aegon Mykonos, a Marriott Autograph Collection property at 5:20PM, and checked out that same evening, following the most uncomfortable confrontation I’ve ever had at a hotel. First for some context, m

Save on Fire TV Edition TVs and LG's Gallery Series OLED TV ahead of Prime Day

Mashable / 7h
No one should have to guess what's going on in that dark scene of The Handmaid's Tale . Since 2020, TV manufacturers have been pumping out large, affordable 4K panels at a wicked pace — which means watching your favorite content with punchy colors, decipherable shadows, and smooth transitions doesn't have to be reserved for the movie theater. Each weekend, we'll be compiling a list of our favorit

Choose Your Own Adventure in the New Netflix | Headspace Series

How-To Geek / 8h
Netflix and Headspace are back, and this time, they’ve created a more interactive experience. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

US Officials Say Gov Can’t Rule Out Aliens Behind UFO Sightings

1KFuturism / 8h
Sometime this month, Congress is set to release the unclassified version of a long-awaited report into sightings of “unidentified aerial phenomena,” the culmination of various reports by military personnel of mysterious UFOs that have at times appeared to defy the laws of physics. Ahead of the release, reporters at The New York Times have gotten an advanced briefing of what we can expect to find

Michael Keaton’s Batman Returns in a Bloody Tease From Flash Director Andy Muschietti

100+Gizmodo / 8h
From the looks of things, director Andy Muschietti’s upcoming The Flash is set to expand the DCEU in a significant way by using the titular speedster’s penchant for mucking up timelines in order to broach the larger DC multiverse , and bring another, familiar Batman back to the big screen. Read more...

United’s Supersonic Jet Sustainability Claims Sure Sound Suspect

100+Gizmodo / 8h
United Airlines has agreed to purchase 15 jets that fly faster than the speed of sound from Boom Supersonic, with options to purchase 35 more. The purchase means United is on track to reintroduce the first commercial supersonic flights since the retirement of the Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde in 2003. Read more...

How Did You Know When You Were Done Having Kids?

Lifehacker / 8h
If you’ve been around this space for a while, you probably know that I’m the parent of a 10-year-old who is my only child . But the journey to parenthood of one child was longer and more winding than one might think. Whether—and how —to have more children was a question that loomed over my husband and I for several… Read more...

EU is aiming to give all citizens a digital wallet within the next few years

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
E-wallet will help citizens from across the member states to access services across borders.

Get 5G and unlimited social media and streaming with Voxi's £15 SIM only deal

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Voxi is offering an excellent £15 a month SIM only deal with unlimited use of social media and streaming apps.

Millennial-friendly Hyatt Centric to open 5 new North American hotels this year: Here’s why you should care

The Points Guy / 8h
When’s the last time you stayed at a Hyatt hotel? No, not a Park Hyatt , a Grand Hyatt or a Hyatt Regency , but a true Hyatt-branded Hyatt hotel, like the Hyatt Palm Springs or the Hyatt New York Union Square. Unless one of the remaining Hyatt hotels — there are nine in the U.S., a handful in India and one in Paris, France — is one of your go-to properties, chances are you haven’t stayed at one i

What we bought in May 2021

Mashable / 8h
If you follow Mashable Shopping's coverage, you know that we live to bring you the best product recommendations we can find based on countless hours of online research. But, what about the stuff that we buy for ourselves? The stuff that made it into our shopping carts? Well, we're here to tell you about those things, and we'll be back every month to do so again. Here's what the staff bought in Ma

Facebook Faces Two Antitrust Inquiries in Europe

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100+NYT > Technology / 8h
European Union and British regulators are investigating whether Facebook’s “vast troves of data” give Facebook Marketplace an unfair advantage.

How to Use Templates for Data Types in Microsoft Excel

How-To Geek / 8h
If you’ve ever used Microsoft Excel’s data types feature for details on geography, stocks, food, and more, then you’ll love the addition of templates. Microsoft offers several data types templates to help you track all sorts of things. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

What Is Podman and How Does It Differ from Docker?

How-To Geek / 8h
Podman is a container engine that’s compatible with the OCI Containers specification. Podman is part of RedHat Linux, but can also be installed on other distributions. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Apple Is Reportedly Experimenting With Wireless Charging for Next Year's iPad Pro

Gizmodo / 8h
After a year of gangbuster iPad sales, Apple is reportedly working on a new design for the iPad mini and revamping its iPad Pro to support wireless charging. Read more...

Save $400 on a Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, plus more cheap laptop deals this weekend

Mashable / 8h
OUR TOP PICK: Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 — save $400 BEST LENOVO DEAL: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 — save $931.60 BEST 2-IN-1 DEAL: Asus Chromebook Flip C434 — save $123.99 What's better than a great laptop? A great laptop that's cheap. Nowadays, even budget machines can pack the punch to carry you through whatever's on your to-do list, whether it's work, watching Netflix, or endlessly browsi

Apple AirPower might not be dead after all

SlashGear / 8h
Overnight, a report concerning the upcoming iPad Pro and its potential wireless charging capabilities was published by the folks at Bloomberg. The report also suggested that Apple is looking to redesign the iPad mini for the first time in years, which is big news in itself as well. Lurking in that report is another interesting morsel, though, as it seems … Continue reading

2K is reportedly preparing a Marvel 'XCOM' game and a Borderlands spin-off

Engadget / 8h
Publisher 2K is rumored to be working on a Marvel game from XCOM studio Firaxis and a Borderlands spinoff.

Nissan Ariya delayed as electric SUV faces chip challenge

SlashGear / 8h
Nissan’s all-electric SUV is being delayed, with the Ariya now expected to arrive months later than planned due to ongoing chip shortages. The SUV, set to be Nissan’s largest EV, was intended to go on sale in Japan midway through 2021, but that roadmap has been pushed back – with an impact on international availability as a result. Revealed in … Continue reading

WhatsApp hijack scam continues to spread

500+BBC News - Technology / 8h
Scammers are using an old trick to hijack WhatsApp accounts by posing as a friend.

30 of the Most Important Queer Movies Ever Made

Lifehacker / 8h
There are as many paths to exploring queer history as there are people who have lived it, and many legends we’ve nearly forgotten about who, in a more just world, would be household names. History can provide inspiration, and can also help us to avoid making the same damn mistakes again and again—mistakes like … Read more...

Best wireless keyboards: fast and reliable wireless keyboards for productivity and gaming

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The best wireless keyboards tout portability and versatility without sacrificing reliability and accuracy.

The best streaming boxes and sticks you can buy

Engadget / 8h
Here's a list of the best streaming devices you can buy for your TV, as chosen by Engadget editors.

Facebook’s use of ad data triggers antitrust probes in UK and EU

TechCrunch / 8h
Facebook is facing a fresh pair of antitrust probes in Europe. The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the EU’s Competition Commission both announced formal investigations into the social media giant’s operations today — with what’s likely to have been coordinated timing. The competition regulators will scrutinize how Facebook uses data from advertising customers and users of its s

Domain experts wanted: Submit your guest articles to Extra Crunch

TechCrunch / 8h
Guest articles are hugely popular with our startup audience — if the topics are right. Prospective authors regularly ask us about which topics Extra Crunch subscribers would like to hear more about. Here are some pointers: How-tos: Generally, early-stage founders want the latest useful information about how to create a company, including fundraising, growth and team-building. What has been changi

Patient data transfer still set to start in July

500+BBC News - Technology / 8h
The government is set to introduce scheme, despite the NHS suggesting a delay until September.

6 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, HBO Max, Apple TV Plus and more this weekend

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
From new horror adventures to anticipated dramas, there’s plenty to watch this weekend.

Iron Man is returning to the MCU – but it's not what you think

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
A new leak has revealed that Robert Downey Jr. will return as Iron Man in the MCU – but not in live-action form.

Fujifilm taken down by serious ransomware attack

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Japanese giant forced to shut down parts of its network following the ransomware attack.

E3 2021 looks set to bring big news for Borderlands and Marvel fans

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Two of 2K Games’ most popular franchises could see some love at E3 2021, as well as some other interesting developments

Two Women Ejected From Hawaii, Sent To Los Angeles To Get New Negative Covid-19 Tests

View from the Wing / 8h
Hawaii requires a negative Covid test presented on arrival, or else you have to go into quarantine. But not any test will do, for instance if you got your test at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic that won’t be accepted because Hawaii only accepts tests on its list of trusted testing partners. Except that isn’t really true, because there are several tests Hawaii accepts which aren't on the list. So

Equity listeners, do you like prizes? Take our super-fun survey!!!

TechCrunch / 8h
Hello Equity podcast family, we’re back with another survey. This is our second go-round with collecting your feedback, notes and vibes. The first survey we conducted back in the early days of 2020 was super useful in helping us better tune the show. Since then, Equity has grown in frequency and we’ve expanded our production team. So, it’s a perfect time to collect your opinions. You can find the

Apple's WWDC 2021 Starts Monday. Here's What to Expect

Wired / 8h
The annual developer conference is where the next versions of iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and other software enhancements are unveiled.

What Is an Echo Dot?

How-To Geek / 8h
Amazon’s Echo Dot is a smart speaker that uses Alexa, a voice assistant that performs tasks like controlling smart home hardware, setting timers, and answering questions. The Echo Dot has a different design from other Echo speakers and is the least expensive Echo speaker in Amazon’s lineup, but it omits a few features. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Why Scientists Are Worried About a New Alzheimer's Drug Up for FDA Approval

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Gizmodo / 8h
The fate of an experimental dementia drug will be decided within days. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration is set to announce whether it will approve Biogen’s antibody-based therapy aducanumab as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease—the first intended to slow down the progression of the incurable ailment. But… Read more...

Nonstop to South Africa: Onboard United’s most exciting inaugural of the year

100+The Points Guy / 8h
Just a few months before the COVID-19 pandemic brought global travel to a halt, I had the opportunity to join United Airlines on a very special inaugural flight , traveling nonstop from Newark to Cape Town, South Africa, onboard a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. For me, the new route made it incredibly easy to travel between my East Coast home and one of the most desirable vacation destinations in the w

Nihilistic city builder 'Frostpunk' is free on Epic Games Store

Engadget / 9h
11 Bit Studios' post-apocalyptic steampunk city builder Frostpunk is now available for free on the Epic Games Store until June 10th.

Scan UK slams rival retailers over inflated Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti pricing

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
The online retailer pledges to sell the short-in-supply graphics card at MSRP

Krafton may have just admitted that Battlegrounds Mobile India really is PUBG Mobile

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
The similarities between PUBG Mobile and Battlegrounds Mobile India was the first thing on anyone's mind when the first teaser dropped and Krafton may just have admitted to that.

Amazon is now open to getting sued

TechCrunch / 9h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Despite it being a short week, as always, it was a busy, busy time. Our regular Friday producer Grace was under the weather today, so Chris stepped in to help out. And as noted at the top of the episode, we’re running a survey. The survey is here , dear Equity family.

Ikea's Cheap $12 Sensor Warns You When Air Quality Gets Bad, But Does Nothing About it

Gizmodo / 9h
If you live in a crowded urban center, all you really have to do is peek outside in the morning to confirm how polluted the air you’re breathing is. But even if you don’t live in a perpetual cloud of smog, that doesn’t necessarily mean the air you’re breathing is clean, which is why this $12 air quality sensor from… Read more...

Updates From Shazam Fury of the Gods, Star Wars' Andor Series, and More

Gizmodo / 9h
Get another shadowy look at the stars of Borderlands . An action legend joins John Wick 4 . The latest Mission Impossible suffers another setback. Plus, teases from the set of She-Hulk , and what’s coming on Disney’s The Owl House . Spoilers away! Read more...

'CS:GO' ranked matches are no longer free-to-play

Engadget / 9h
A newly rolled out CS:GO update removes your capability to access Prime matchmaking for free.

Use This Tool to Find Unlisted Credit Card Promotions

Lifehacker / 9h
If you’re in the market for a new credit card but don’t want to waste time poking around credit card company sites looking for pre-approved deals, consider checking out CardMatch —a tool that can uncover higher sign-up bonuses than what’s publicly available otherwise. And while the tool isn’t a comprehensive one-stop… Read more...

How to Remove Tab Categories in Gmail

How-To Geek / 9h
Gmail offers a feature that categorizes your email in tabs like Primary, Promotions, and Updates. If you enabled it by mistake, or if you prefer to view all your emails together, here’s how to remove tab categories in Gmail. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google follows Apple, looks to stop Android apps tracking users

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Proposed changes will prevent marketers from misusing the Advertising ID of Android devices.

The Suicide Squad: release date, plot, cast, trailer and more

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Here’s everything you need to know about The Suicide Squad on HBO Max, including its release date, cast, trailer, plot and more.

New Orleans’ most luxurious hotel is opening next month

200+The Points Guy / 9h
New Orleans, Louisiana , will soon welcome the Four Seasons to its roster of luxury hotels. (Image courtesy of the Four Seasons New Orleans) The highly anticipated property will open its doors to guests on July 21, 2021, in a modernist 34-story landmark building dating back to the 1960s. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . (Image courtesy of

Gogoro Eeyo e-bike adds Apple Health tracking and new sleep mode

SlashGear / 9h
Gogoro’s Eeyo e-bike has a new update, with the latest firmware adding synchronization support for Apple Health and other health trackers, among other improvements. Launched last year, Eeyo might not be mistaken for a motor-assisted bicycle at first glance, with Gogoro’s in-house design squeezing the electric motor and the battery all into the compact rear wheel hub. At the same … Continue readin

SoftBank pours up to $150M into GBM, a Mexico City-based investment platform

TechCrunch / 9h
Grupo Bursátil Mexicano (GBM) is a 35-year-old investment platform in the Mexican stock market. In its first three decades of life, GBM was focused on providing investment services to high net worth individuals and local and global institutions. Over the past decade, the Mexico City-based brokerage has ramped up its digital efforts, and, in the past five years, has evolved its business model to o

Lisa Kudrow and Mae Martin on the raw honesty of 'Feel Good'

Mashable / 9h
Feel Good writer and director Mae Martin plus Lisa Kudrow discuss the show's themes and characters in anticipation of Season 2. Read more... More about Netflix , Mashable Video , Comedy , Feel Good , and Lisa Kudrow

India’s ‘Ugliest’ Language? Google’s Answer, Kannada, Drew a Backlash

NYT > Technology / 9h
A Google fact box singled out Kannada, a language spoken in the country’s south. The faux pas highlights the algorithm’s fallibility.

Apple updates AirTags after stalking fears

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BBC News - Technology / 9h
Critics say the miniature trackers could be used to secretly monitor people's location.

Big-ship cruising finally restarts this weekend in the Caribbean — here’s what you need to know

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The Points Guy / 9h
Get ready for a celebration in the cruise world this weekend. The long-awaited comeback of big-ship cruising in North America is, finally, at hand. One of the world’s biggest cruise lines, Celebrity Cruises , on Saturday will kick off the first big-ship voyage in North America since the start of the coronavirus pandemic , breaking a 15-month spell without a single sailing in the hemisphere by a m

Should You Use a Meme-Worthy Goatee Stencil?

Lifehacker / 9h
We here at Lifehacker have a great sense of humor, that’s why we wanted to test out one of our favorite memes to see if there’s really any good tips to find in making fun of capitalist swine. Read more...

The Avengers Campus at Disneyland Kinda Weirds Me Out

Wired / 9h
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is becoming the uncanny valley—that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

You Need to Weigh Some Water. All You’ve Got Is a Paper Clip

Wired / 9h
OK, so you might need a couple other supplies, but your best option is to do what MacGyver would do: Turn it into a scale.

A Google Alum Wants to Make Search Pure Again

Wired / 9h
Plus: A lesson in macro Googlenomics, an audio jamming dream, and high-stakes cheesesteaks.

How a Smartphone Can Help You Cope With Epilepsy

Wired / 9h
Epilepsy looks different depending on the person, but here are some strategies for managing symptoms and staying safe.

Oximeters Used to Be Designed for Equity. What Happened?

Wired / 9h
The pandemic drew attention to the racial bias built into pulse oxes. But calls to create a fairer device are missing one thing: It once existed.

Apple WWDC 2021 Keynote: How to Watch and What to Expect

How-To Geek / 9h
On Monday, June 7, 2021, Apple will stream its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote from Cupertino, CA. Expect news about iOS 15, possibly new Macs, and much more. Here’s how to watch the keynote and what to expect. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Millions of WordPress sites just got a major security upgrade

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Although there were no signs of the flaw being used in the wild, this could change.

OnePlus might be working on a cryptocurrency wallet

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
OnePlus’ survey tries to understand the kind of cryptocurrencies users have invested in, how much amount its users have invested in cryptocurrencies, the problems they face and how often they trade in crypto etc

Vodafone tests multi-vendor OpenRAN tech that could boost 5G capacity

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Vodafone and partners test 5G MU-MIMO using multi-vendor RIC.

Apple's AirPods Max are $30 off at Amazon and B&H Photo

Engadget / 9h
Save $30 on Apple's high-end AirPods Max headphones, which are on sale for $520.

AI cybersecurity provider SentinelOne files for $100M IPO

TechCrunch / 9h
SentinelOne, a late-stage security startup that helps organizations secure their data using AI and machine learning, has filed for an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange ( NYSE ). In an S-1 filing on Thursday , the security company revealed that for the three months ending April 30, its revenues increased by 108% year-on-year to $37.4 million and its customer base grew to 4,700, up from 2,700 a ye

2022 Kia K5 gets a minor price hike and new GT-Line AWD Premium Package

SlashGear / 9h
The 2022 Kia K5 is the South Korean automaker’s newest midsize sedan. Although all-new from last year, Kia is updating the K5 sedan with a new badge, more safety features, and a new Premium Package for the K5 GT-Line AWD model. As usual, all the changes come with small price hikes across the lineup. The base Kia K5 now starts … Continue reading

Realme to unveil a camera-centric flagship smartphone in July

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
A new photography-focused high-end smartphone will join the flagship Realme GT series in July for certain European markets.

Engadget Podcast: NVIDIA, AMD and Intel sweep virtual Computex

Engadget / 10h
This week, Cherlynn and Devindra chat about the big news from virtual Computex: NVIDIA’s RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti; AMD’s Radeon 6000M mobile graphics; and Intel's latest chips.

Garena announces Free Fire 3rd edition of Rampage campaign after Street Fighter V content

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
After the last update which introduced Capcom to bring Street Fighter V content into Free Fire, Garena is following that up by announcing the 3rd edition of Rampage campaign.

How to Find and Delete Large Files across Google Drive, Photos, and Gmail

How-To Geek / 10h
If you’re running out of free space on your Google account, you can easily find and delete the largest documents in your Google Drive, Gmail, or Photos accounts. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Pride on points: How to use points and miles to celebrate Pride in 6 US cities this year

The Points Guy / 10h
June is officially Pride month and this year there is yet another reason to celebrate: In-person events are making a comeback. Because of the pandemic, Pride was a virtual affair last year but that is finally changing. With millions of Americans getting vaccinated over the last few months, cities around the U.S. are once again holding Pride events in person. If you’re vaccinated and feel comforta

MIT programmable fiber can infer physical activity

SlashGear / 10h
Researchers at MIT have created the first fiber that has digital capabilities. The fiber can sense, store, analyze, and infer activity and be sewn into his shirt. MIT professor Yoel Fink says the digital fiber has expanded the possibilities for fabrics to uncover hidden patterns in the human body that could potentially be used for physical performance monitoring, medical inference, … Continue rea

Samsung Cloud shutdown delayed to give users more time to migrate

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Samsung Cloud deadline pushed back to prevent users losing their data.

Peloton is offering big subscription discounts, if you qualify

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Digital-only memberships are getting cheaper for students, teachers, healthcare workers and military personnel.

Ransomware will now get priority treatment at the Justice Department

Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) The Justice Department has created a task force to centrally track and coordinate all federal cases involving ransomware or related types of cybercrime, such as botnets, money laundering, and bulletproof hosting. “To ensure we can make necessary connections across national and global cases and investigations… we must enhance and centralize our internal tracking of

I’m Speechless: My Awful Marriott Check-In Experience

500+One Mile at a Time / 10h
Read the full saga: Marriott Bonvoy Confirmed Suite Upgrade Downgrade I’d Like To Speak With The Marriott Manager! My Four-Hour Stay At Marriott’s Aegon Mykonos It’s time for an update on my saga with the Aegon Mykonos, a Marriott Autograph Collection property — I wrote about how the hotel refused to honor suite night awards, along with the hotel’s complete unwillingness to do anything to remedy

Paramount+ is adding the AFC to its stacked soccer line-up

Engadget / 10h
Paramount+ will premiere 300 Asian Football Confederation matches, including World Cup qualifiers, as part of a multi-year deal.

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Android Auto

Gizmodo / 10h
Google’s Android Auto is more than six years old now, and it’s changed a fair bit in that time. The latest version is baked into Android, if you’re running Android 10 or later, but you can download the stand-alone app if you don’t already have it. More and more automobiles and car stereos now support Android Auto (as… Read more...

Women Forced To Donate All Her Personal Belongings After Being Denied Boarding By Ryanair

View from the Wing / 10h
A woman flying from London Stansted to Alicante, Spain was denied boarding by Ryanair "despite believing she had done all the forms, Covid tests, and other necessary things." The woman, who is in cancer remission and trying to clean up her affairs while she can, was traveling to her home in Alicante to clear out her belongings in advance of the property's sale. Since she wasn't allowed to fly, sh

In latest big tech antitrust push, Germany’s FCO eyes Google News Showcase fine print

TechCrunch / 10h
The Bundeskartellamt, Germany’s very active competition authority, isn’t letting the grass grow under new powers it gained this year to tackle big tech: The Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has just announced a third proceeding against Google. The FCO’s latest competition probe looks very interesting, as it’s targeting Google News Showcase — Google’s relatively recently launched product which curates

Get Your Covid Vaccine, Win a Million Dollars

Wired / 10h
This week we unpack the behavioral science behind vaccine lotteries and why a life-changing amount of cash will motivate humans to get their shots.

This Electric Kick Scooter Is Lightweight and Folds Fast

Wired / 10h
This electric kick scooter doesn’t offer the comfiest or the fastest ride, but it’s lightweight enough to ignore those flaws.

Where should I credit my flights? Maximizing American and JetBlue’s new loyalty partnership

The Points Guy / 10h
Last year, American Airlines and JetBlue teamed up to form the “Northeast Alliance .” This partnership lets the airlines start codesharing on each other’s flights in the Northeastern U.S., providing better connectivity at major airports like Boston (BOS) and New York-JFK . This partnership makes it easier for passengers to reach smaller airports and far-flung destinations alike. It has also resul

Folks on Twitter are nominating the best movie roles under 15 minutes

Mashable / 10h
You don't need to be the main character to leave your mark on a movie. Sometimes it's the walk-in roles — the characters that crop up in a single scene, only to disappear and never be seen again — that can make the biggest impact. Or those whose screen time is limited across the film, but leaves a lasting mark. On Thursday, writer/director Nina Lee took to Twitter to pose an important question: I

Here are all the new features to expect in iOS 15

Mashable / 10h
Apple's 2021 Worldwide Developers Conference is just around the corner on June 7, which means the company is set to announce a slew of new operating systems for its products. From iPadOS and macOS to watchOS and tvOS (and more), WWDC will give us an inside look at what Apple has been cooking up over the past year. But we all know the one OS update everyone really cares about is iOS 15. While we'l

Loki Basecamp Falcon Series is your home away from home

SlashGear / 10h
Canadian-American camper company Loki Basecamp recently unveiled its Falcon Series camper that fits behind a truck bed. Designed to stack neatly behind pickup trucks with 5, 6.5, or 8-foot beds, Falcon Series is more than just an aluminum-intensive tent. It’s a true four-season camper with standard air-conditioning, hot water supply, a heater, and composite insulation. And yes, Falcon Series can

How to Deactivate Your Facebook Account

How-To Geek / 10h
Thinking of taking a break from Facebook but don’t want to start over from scratch? Facebook allows you to deactivate your account so that you can take a hiatus and pick up where you left off at a later date. Here’s how it works. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

2022 Tacoma Trail Edition gets a suspension lift and more

SlashGear / 11h
Toyota has been busy revealing new models and concepts this week. One of the new trims the automaker has revealed is the 2022 Tacoma Trail Edition 4×4. This version of Toyota’s popular mid-size truck is only offered in 4×4 drive configuration. One of the model’s key features is that it gets a 1.1-inch front and 0.5-inch rear suspension lift. The … Continue reading

The push to test websites for complete accessibility

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Companies are more incline to test their websites using inclusion methods.

Windows 10’s new look glimpsed again in Microsoft Teams and Edge

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Yet another sighting of rounded corners, this time with app windows, in what could be the 21H2 update – or Windows 11.

Walmart and Target announce sales events to compete with Amazon Prime Day

Engadget / 11h
Target and Walmart have announced their own sales events on the same dates as Amazon's Prime Day.

The Morning After: We reviewed Google's new $99 earbuds

Engadget / 11h
The Pixel Buds A-Series has arrived, and we're preparing for Apple's WWDC 2021 event.

DOJ to give ransomware attack investigations priority similar to terrorism

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SlashGear / 11h
Companies and individual users all around the world are facing an increasing threat posed by ransomware. Ransomware is software installed on computers that typically encrypts disk contents that can only be recovered if the user pays the group or individual who installed it a ransom to remove it. One of the most recent high-profile ransomware attacks happened against the Colonial … Continue readin

New Radeon Pro GPU featuring Navi 21 teased by AMD

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
AMD has posted an unlisted YouTube video teasing 'something big' that seems to confirm earlier rumors of a new Radeon Pro GPU.

The security implications for private messaging apps

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The popularity of private messaging apps is proving to be an ongoing headache for IT managers, particularly around data security and privacy.

US will give ransomware hacks similar priority to terrorist attacks

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
US government reveals multi-pronged strategy to reign in growing threat of ransomware attacks.

Rocket Report: SpaceX breaks streak of used launches, FAA clears Electron

Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / Liftoff of SpaceX's 22nd operational cargo resupply mission to the Space Station for NASA at 1:29:15 pm June 3, 2021. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann / Ars Technica ) Welcome to Edition 4.01 of the Rocket Report! Yes, we've already reached our third anniversary, and I can't say enough about all of our readers who have contributed story ideas over the last three years. The Rocket Report is a mu

Learn American Sign Language And Open Up A New World With This Training

Futurism / 11h
When we talk about language, we tend to focus on spoken language. Even artificial intelligence is working to “speak” in our voices . Yet gesture is just as important as words, and American Sign Language (ASL) has quickly evolved into a language all its own. The Ultimate Learn American Sign Language Bundle is designed not just to teach you a new language, but a new appreciation for what it means t

Which Countries Will Receive America's Donated Covid-19 Vaccine Doses?

Gizmodo / 11h
The White House announced on Thursday that the U.S. will donate at least 80 million covid-19 doses to countries around the world by the end of June, with the first 25 million doses going out to nations in the very near future. But where exactly are the doses heading? Read more...

EU opens antitrust probe into Facebook

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Engadget / 11h
EU competition regulators have opened an antitrust investigation into Facebook and its use of classified ads data.

I Revisited SaGa Frontier—and My Bisexual Video Game Crush

Wired / 11h
As a kid in the 90s, the original game was my escape. In the new remastered version, Lady Asellus's story still resonates.

Cloud-first approach key to modernizing F&A processes

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Replacing legacy systems and manual processes isn’t just about improving capability – rather, it’s about whether or not businesses want to grow and maintain a competitive edge.

Get 4K HDR streaming, Dolby Atmos and more in BT’s new set-top box

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The BT TV Box Pro is a step up for the communications provider, as a set-top box that packs in 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos audio, and up to 600 hours of recordings.

Forza Motorsport is a ‘huge generational leap’ from previous games – here’s why

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Forza Motorsport on Xbox Series X is being tested by the game’s community, and more playtests are on the way.

The Linda Lindas talk about how they found out 'Racist, Sexist Boy' had gone viral

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"Racist, Sexist Boy" is nothing short of a banger that you'll gladly have stuck in your head for hours on end. If you missed the story of how this song came to be, here's a little recap. The Linda Lindas are a half Asian and half Latinx teen punk rock band, comprised of Mila (10), Eloise (13), Lucia (14), and Bela (16). The quartet hit the big time when a video of their performance of "Racist, Se

Facebook probed by UK and EU competition watchdogs

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Authorities in the UK and EU are concerned the firm is using ad data to gain an unfair advantage over rivals.

WhatsApp confirms that an iPad version is on the way

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Mark Zuckerberg and Will Cathcart also confirm multi-device support is on the way.

This robot clings to the ceiling using a vibrating disk

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Researchers at the Bioinspired Robotics and Design Lab at UCSD have revealed a new robot design that’s able to stick to smooth surfaces using a vibrating motor attached to a flexible disk. According to the research paper published on the topic, the complicated explanation of how the system works is described as “the fluid mediated adhesive force between an oscillatory … Continue reading

India’s ‘Ugliest’ Language? Google Had an Answer (and Drew a Backlash).

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A Google fact box singled out Kannada, a language spoken in the country’s south. The faux pas highlights the algorithm’s fallibility.

Taito's Egret II Mini is an arcade replica with a rotating screen

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Taito is releasing a mini replica of its Egret II sit down arcade cabinet from the '90s.

Nvidia’s secret new GPU won’t play games, but could help you buy an RTX 3080 Ti

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It looks like the Nvidia 170HX could be a cryptocurrency mining card, designed to attract miners away from the company’s gaming GPUs.

Bugatti’s La Voiture Noire one-off hyper tourer is ready for delivery

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Two years after debuting at Pebble Beach, the Bugatti La Voiture Noire is ready for delivery. La Voiture Noire (or The Black Car) is a hyper-exclusive one-off rendition of the Chiron supercar. Still, it has the DNA of Bugatti’s legendary Type 57 SC Atlantic manufactured between 1936 and 1938. “With the completed La Voiture Noire, we are demonstrating once again … Continue reading

'Shazam!' sequel gets an extremely short teaser with a brand new suit

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It's only 17 seconds but it's something. Zachary Levi’s Shazam has a slick new suit in the upcoming sequel to the DC superhero film, revealed in a teaser posted by director David F. Sandberg on Friday. "Coming soon…ish," he wrote. Shazam! Fury of the Gods is set for release in 2023, so this is all we'll get for now — but we'll take it. The kid-friendly first film delighted critics and smashed it

GTA 6 could reward you in cryptocurrency instead of cash, leaker claims

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GTA leaker Tom Henderson claims that GTA 6 could see players being rewarded in bitcoin for some missions, instead of cash.

What is Bitdefender Central and what can it do?

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We examine Bitdefender Central and the benefits it brings to subscribers wanting to manage all their your devices.

Indonesian healthcare startup Prixa raises $3M led by MDI and TPTF

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Indonesian healthcare startup Prixa has raised $3 million led by MDI Ventures and the Trans-Pacific Technology Fund (TPTF), with participation from returning investors including Siloam Hospitals Group. This brings Prixa’s total raised to $4.5 million since it launched in 2019. Co-founder and chief executive officer James Roring M.D., told TechCrunch in an email that the new funding will enable Pr

Chase Sapphire Lounges Coming To Airports

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American Express is known for its Centurion Lounges , Capital One will soon get into the airport lounge game , and now you can add Chase to the mix as well. Basics of Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club JPMorgan Chase has announced plans to introduce airport lounges, which will be known as Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club. Chase describes this as offering a “fresh approach to the lounge experience

Netflix's 'Sweet Tooth' is an apocalyptic modern fairy tale with a beautiful heart

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Every living thing on this planet shares the imperative to survive and reproduce. Plants exist to grow seeds and scatter them, animals lay eggs or give birth, and viruses mutate to infect more hosts and spread. Life is the game and those are the only rules. The rules themselves have no moral value, but what is done in pursuit of survival and reproduction can improve lives or deal irreparable harm

How to celebrate your first Pride

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Mashable is celebrating Pride Month by exploring the modern LGBTQ world, from the people who make up the community to the spaces where they congregate, both online and off. As Saturday Night Live just announced: It's Pride Again! And, in some places at least, it'll be full of overpriced drinks, waiting for texts back, and arguments about reading "theory." If you recently came out and haven't yet

Google to make it harder for advertisers to track users on Android

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Mobile users are tired of advertisers tracking what they do on the Internet, and both Google and Apple have made changes to help prevent tracking. While Apple implemented changes to make it more difficult for appetizers to track users, Google is just now gearing up to make similar changes. Google has allowed Android users to opt out of personalized ads … Continue reading

Traffic Deaths Soared in 2020 and Experts Blame Risky Road Behavior During Pandemic

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Traffic deaths in the U.S. surged in 2020 to the highest level since 2007 and experts in the U.S. government believe they know why. Despite driving fewer miles during the covid-19 pandemic, Americans involved in car crashes were taking more risks, including everything from not wearing their seatbelts to driving drunk. Read more...

China’s Tiananmen anniversary crackdowns reach far beyond the firewall

MIT Technology Review / 12h
The 24-hour vigil started just after 8 a.m. US Eastern Time on June 3—more or less on schedule, and without any major disruptions. The event, hosted on Zoom and broadcast live on other platforms such as YouTube, was put together by Chinese activists to commemorate the Tiananmen Square Massacre, Beijing’s bloody clampdown on a student-led pro-democracy movement that took place on June 4, 1989. The

Disney Plus UK has revealed its grand future plans for new TV shows via Star

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On top of Star Wars and Marvel, Disney Plus UK subscribers can look forward to all of this.

Why wait for Prime Day? Get $100 off the powerful Garmin Fenix 6 Pro right now

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The feature-packed sports watch hits its lowest price ever at Amazon ahead of Prime Day 2021.

Honor 50 leaked renders look suspiciously like the Huawei P50

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Though Huawei and Honor are no longer officially connected, the Honor 50 and Huawei P50 might look pretty similar.

iPhone 13 may support faster 5G, but that could come at a cost

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The iPhone 13 will reportedly support mmWave 5G in much of the world, but prices could rise as a result.