Monday, June 07, 2021

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Lightspeed buys Ecwid for $500M; NuOrder for $425M in ongoing e-commerce consolidation play

Lightspeed NuORDER•
500+TechCrunch / 10h
Lightspeed has picked up two more companies in what is shaping up to be an acquisition spree for the Canadian point-of-sale software provider. The company today announced that it would acquire e-commerce platform Ecwid for $500 million, and NuOrder, a B2B ordering platform servicing wholesales, brands and retailers, for $425 million. Together, the two deals underscore the long-anticipated consoli

Frozen in Siberian Permafrost for 24,000 Years, Microscopic Animal Comes Back to Life

3KGizmodo / 8h
A lone rotifer has awakened after spending the past 24,000 years in frozen hibernation. Scientists hope that further studies of this multicellular animal may lead to better ways of cryopreserving human cells, tissues, and organs. Read more...

Jeff Bezos Will Fly Into Space This July After Stepping Down as Amazon CEO

100+How-To Geek / 4h
People often go on vacations after they retire. But a vacation to space? Jeff Bezos will be among the first to ride on a Blue Origin tourism rocket on July 20th, just two weeks after he steps down from his longtime role as Amazon CEO. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Apple's perfect world is out of reach for most Apple users

Mashable / 6min
"This is better," one Apple executive said as her body dissolved, her head ballooned and she shrank into an auditorium full of similarly disembodied memoji cheering her CEO. That was the ending of Monday's keynote at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference, WWDC 2021. But it was also the underlying message throughout the preceding two hours. Doesn't matter what product we're talking about — Appl

6 travel-friendly features coming to Apple’s newest iPhone software

The Points Guy / 18min
Every June, Apple unveils its latest software improvements for its devices. Monday, June 7 marked the beginning of the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference, and Apple’s virtual keynote included details of what’s coming to iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watches this fall. While there’s a slew of features included in the new iOS 15 that’ll soon power your iPhone, six of them are significant en

US seizes $2.3 million Colonial Pipeline paid to ransomware attackers

US Colonial Pipeline•
Ars Technica / 20min
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) The FBI said it has seized $2.3 million paid to the ransomware attackers who paralyzed the network of Colonial Pipeline and touched off gasoline and jet fuel supplies up and down the East Coast last month. In dollar amounts, the sum represents about half of the $4.4 million that Colonial Pipeline paid to members of the DarkSide ransomware group following the May 7 a

What’s New in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey

How-To Geek / 38min
In June 2021, Apple announced iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey for iPhone, iPad, and Mac during its annual WWDC keynote. Each operating system is getting a lot of updates. Here’s a look at the most significant new features on each platform. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Paramount+ Adds Over 1,000 New Movies to Its Library

How-To Geek / 38min
After launching its $5 ad-supported plan, Paramount+ is adding over 1,000 movies to its catalog, including Sonic the Hedgehog and Rocketman. The movies are available to subscribers June 10th, with another 1,500 movies coming later this summer. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

macOS Monterey Brings the Jack

How-To Geek / 38min
Apple just unveiled the new macOS Monterey, and it’s loaded with features for both connectivity and productivity. Universal Control between Mac and iPad tops our list, but there’s also new shortcuts, AirPlay to Mac, SharePlay, FaceTime, a Safari redesign, and more. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Apple Health Lets You Share Data With Family and Doctors in iOS 15

How-To Geek / 38min
Earlier this year, Tim Cook said that health and fitness could be Apple’s “greatest contribution” to the world. If the Apple Watch doesn’t prove that concept, then the refreshed Apple Health app will. Coming this fall with the iOS 15 and watchOS 8 updates, the Apple Health update adds new health tracking features and lets you share data with family and doctors. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Siri is Coming to Ecobee And More This Fall and Apple Embraces Matter Smart Home

How-To Geek / 38min
Buried in all the WWDC announcements today, Apple covered some HomeKit updates. The news ranged from HomePod updates to Siri arriving on third-party devices like ecobee. And we heard a brief explanation of Apple’s plans with the Matter Smart Home standard. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

watchOS 8 Brings More Health Features, Photos and Timer Improvements

How-To Geek / 38min
Apple has just announced watchOS 8, the latest software for many of its Apple Watch models. As expected, the update includes several new health and “mindfulness” features, improvements to the Apple Watch Photos app, home controls, and other small updates throughout. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Apple's Privacy Updates Will You Help Recover Grandma's Password (Again)

How-To Geek / 38min
Apple tries to set itself apart by focusing on your privacy, and that trend continued today with new privacy-minded features coming soon to its platforms. Email will be more secure, iCloud will get a privacy expansion, and soon, you can help a relative recover their forgotten password. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Upcoming iOS 15 Update Lets Android Friends Join FaceTime Calls (And Much More)

How-To Geek / 38min
Holy crap, Apple isn’t playing around! The company kicked off its WWDC livestream by announcing iOS 15 and its many new features. The upcoming iPhone update introduces FaceTime call links for Android users, new Messages controls, a much-less-annoying Notifications system, a Focus mode that lets you hide unwanted apps, and … yeah, there’s a lot of stuff here. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

iPad OS 15 Promises Multitasking That Doesn't Suck, Also Better Widgets

How-To Geek / 38min
In Apple’s recent WWDC event, it formally announced iPadOS 15 along with several new features that promise to improve the overall user experience, like more robust widgets, Quick Notes, split screen, and a highly-improved Multitasking experience. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Daily Crunch: At Apple’s WWDC 2021 keynote, everything old is new again

TechCrunch / 43min
To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here . Today was the kickoff of Apple’s developer conference, WWDC, meaning that the TechCrunch crew was super busy all day and that we have an ocean of news from Cupertino for you to enjoy. But the startup market was just as busy, thankfully, with some fascinating fundin

18 months after launch, Google Stadia now supports Android TV

Ars Technica / 49min
Enlarge / Google Stadia: Now for televisions. (credit: Google) Televisions and video games have gone together since the beginning. It only makes sense: If you want to play a AAA video game, you often want to do it on the biggest, best screen in the house. So we're a bit mystified that, just now , 18 months after launch, Google's video game platform will support Google's television platform. Googl

Desiccated Corpse of MoviePass Reaches Settlement With FTC Over Fraud Allegations

Gizmodo / 55min
Disastrously failed theater-ticketing startup MoviePass’s corpse has been rotting for years, but its former executives have only now reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly using fraudulent and deceptive tactics to abuse its users. Read more...

Twitter restricts accounts in India to comply with government legal request

TechCrunch / 55min
Twitter disclosed on Monday that it blocked four accounts in India to comply with a new legal request from the Indian government. The American social network disclosed on Lumen Database, a Harvard University project, that it took action on four accounts — including those of hip-hop artist L-Fresh the Lion and singer and song-writer Jazzy B — to comply with a legal request from the Indian governme

Ecobee SmartThermostat is the first of its kind to get built-in Siri support

SlashGear / 58min
Soon after Apple’s WWDC 2021 keynote today, ecobee revealed that its SmartThermostat with Voice Control will be the first smart thermostat device to get built-in Siri support. With this, customers who are heavily invested in the Apple ecosystem can use their HomePod mini and HomePod smart speakers to talk with the smart thermostat using the typical ‘Hey Siri’ command. The … Continue reading

Delta adds same-day change feature to mobile app as hold times creep up

The Points Guy / 1h
Delta’s mobile app is getting a bit more useful. Last week, the Atlanta-based carrier rolled out a new version of the Fly Delta app which introduces a same-day change feature directly into the app. If you’re looking to change your flight without contact Delta by phone or messenger, this feature is for you. You can now search for alternative flights and either standby or confirm the new itinerary

The 1966 Batman TV Series Finally Has a Perfect Bat-Cave Playset

Gizmodo / 1h
Well, it’s getting a perfect Bat-Cave playset, to be more precise—courtesy of McFarlane Toys. Read more...

Everything Apple Tried to Kill at WWDC 2021

Gizmodo / 1h
For as many original innovations Apple introduces to its various software platforms, there are just as many “new” features that appear to have been inspired by other tools, apps, and even operating systems, leaving loyal developers to wonder what’s going to happen to their own products now that they’re no longer… Read more...

DOJ recovers 63.7 Bitcoins paid out in Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack

US Colonial Pipeline•
100+Engadget / 1h
The US Justice Department has recovered part of the ransom Colonial Pipeline paid last month to regain access to its computer systems after it was locked out of them by “apolitical” ransomware gang Darkside.

Did Humans Stab This Ice Age Cave Bear Through the Skull?

Gizmodo / 1h
Cave bears were hulking beasts you wouldn’t want to run into in the dark (even if they were mostly vegetarians ). But it seems a human got the better of one of these now-extinct ursids, according to an assessment made by Russian paleontologists last month. Read more...

Tesla’s head of heavy duty trucking has left the company

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TechCrunch / 1h
Jerome Guillen, a critical executive at Tesla who was working on the development and eventual production of the Tesla Semi has left the company, the automaker said Monday in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission . Guillen’s departure comes just three months after he was moved from the president of automotive position, which included oversight of the Tesla Semi, to a role with le

Everything Apple announced at its WWDC 2021 keynote

Apple iOS 15 FaceTime•
Engadget / 1h
From iOS to macOS Monterey and privacy, here's everything Apple announced at WWDC.

BREAKING: Another major cruise brand unveils plans to restart US departures

The Points Guy / 1h
Add MSC Cruises to the list of major cruise lines announcing a resumption of sailings out of U.S. ports . The world’s third-biggest cruise brand late Monday said it would restart departures out of PortMiami on Aug. 2 with a single ship, the 4,500-passenger MSC Meraviglia. The line said a second MSC Cruises vessel, the 3,502-passenger MSC Divina, would resume sailings out of Port Canaveral, Florid

Save on a course bundle that will help you with Photoshop and more

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: Dive into design with the 2021 Ultimate Adobe Designers Bundle , on sale as of June 7. Get the 12-course bundle for only $44.99 — a 98% savings. Graphic design is a useful skill set that can help any business owner, podcaster , or even influencer enhance their own brand. If you want to boost your digital artistry and create better designs, logos, and more, the 2021 Ultimate Adobe Design Bu

Announcing the Early Stage Pitch-Off judges

TechCrunch / 1h
TechCrunch Early Stage Part Two is set to take place July 8th and 9th. You can still shoot your shot to pitch to an amazing panel of judges and thousands of TC viewers. TechCrunch editors will select 10 founders from around the world to pitch on stage July 9th. Apply here . Startups will have 5 minutes to pitch their companies, business models and innovative ideas – followed by a Q&A with our sup

DOJ Seizes $2.3 Million in Cryptocurrency From Hackers After Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack

Gizmodo / 1h
Federal agents have tracked and seized over half of the $4.4 million ransom paid by Colonial Pipeline to the cybercriminal gang DarkSide following May’s cyberattack, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday. Read more...

MoviePass actively tried to stop users from seeing movies, FTC alleges

Mashable / 1h
Like a third act reveal we all should have seen coming, it turns out that MoviePass was even more of a villain than we thought. The movie ticket subscription service, which promised customers the ability to see one film in theaters per day for $9.95 a month, officially shuttered (for good) in 2019. However, according to a Federal Trade Commission complaint released Monday , the company actively w

The 10 Coolest iOS 15 Features Announced at WWDC 2021

Lifehacker / 1h
Apple kicked off WWDC 2021 with a keynote presentation brimming with big announcements across all of its software products. We got a peek at new features coming to Safari, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch—but the biggest announcements were for the upcoming iOS 15 for iPhone. Read more...

All the Top Features Coming to Your iPhone This Fall

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Wired / 1h
Apple just previewed iOS 15, the latest version of its mobile operating system. Here's what's new.

$1 billion piracy ruling could force ISPs to disconnect more Internet users

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Bosca78 ) A billion-dollar judgment in a piracy lawsuit involving a major Internet service provider could force ISPs to terminate more customer accounts and "punish the innocent and guilty alike," advocacy groups have warned. Urging an appeals court to overturn the ruling, the groups wrote that "upholding this verdict would result in innocent and vulnerable users l

Rob Zombie’s The Munsters movie is real, this cast is still a rumor

SlashGear / 1h
Rob Zombie confirmed this afternoon that he’d be working on “The Munsters : A Rob Zombie Film”. This is real – a Universal Studios big-screen movie production, complete with the original “The Munsters” TV show logo. Did you expect a movie like this to be made here in the year 2021? How is it all going to work? If we … Continue reading

Hotel Complains About Marriott Elite Members Trying To ‘Scam’ Free Breakfast

View from the Wing / 1h
At Marriott's Hotel Distil, an Autograph Collection property located in Louisville, Platinum elite members and above get a voucher for a 'continental breakfast' or $15 off anything on the breakfast menu. Only they don’t offer a “continental breakfast” on the menu. And nothing on the menu was $15 with coffee, fruit or juice, tip and tax. Continue reading ...

After contentious debate, FDA approves first Alzheimer’s drug since 2003

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TechCrunch / 1h
On Monday, the US Food and Drug Administration granted approval to a keenly-watched Alzheimer’s drug, aducanumab, developed by the drugmaker Biogen. The decision to approve the drug, which was once abandoned as a failure, has been the subject of debate within the scientific and regulatory community for months. Aducanumab, which will be marketed as Aduhelm, is the first novel Alzheimer’s treatment

The 15 Funniest LGBTQ Comedy Specials to Watch During Pride

Lifehacker / 1h
“We laugh to keep from crying” is an aphorism for a reason. Comedy has a unique way of revealing the twisted and complicated lexicon of life through laughter. For this reason, it’s hardly surprising that many of the best standup comedians have endured tremendous pain in their private lives—and there is no better way… Read more...

New Disney+ Documentary Series Goes Behind the Scenes of Your Favorite Rides

Gizmodo / 2h
The Walt Disney Company is famously secretive about the creation of many of its most popular rides, but if anyone can get to the bottom of it, it’s the Rock . Dwayne Johnson’s production company, Seven Bucks, is teaming up with Disney for a new documentary series called Behind the Attraction , which hits Disney+ on July… Read more...

Thanks to tactile sensing fingers, this robot can find hidden objects under sand — Strictly Robots

Mashable / 2h
Robots have often had a hard time identifying buried objects in environments like sand or gravel. MIT researchers are hoping to change that with " Digger Finger ." Read more... More about Mashable Video , Robot , Mit Researchers , Tactile , and Buried

Justice Department recovers 63 bitcoins paid in Colonial Pipeline ransom

SlashGear / 2h
The US Department of Justice has announced that it recovered more than 63 bitcoins that Colonial Pipeline had paid as part of a ransomware attack. The bitcoins are currently worth around $2.3 million, though they don’t represent the full sum the pipeline company paid to the hackers behind the cyberattack. The Colonial Pipeline attack took place in early May, disrupting … Continue reading

How and When to Use Knee Sleeves, According to Science

Lifehacker / 2h
Knee sleeves are beloved by many weightlifters , powerlifters, and other strong people. But what are they really for ? This is a surprisingly hard question to answer, and there was a point in my lifting career when I found myself confused about whether I needed to buy a pair. Read more...

Colonial Pipeline: US recovers most of ransom, justice department says

US Colonial Pipeline•
BBC News - Technology / 2h
The US Department of Justice says it has seized most of the $4.4m (£3.1m) paid to cyber-criminals.

Start coding your own games with this training bundle

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: Take your love of gaming to the next level with this ten-course game development bundle , on sale for 91% off. As of June 7, get it for only $8. In many cases, the best way to learn something new is by actually doing it. And these game development courses are super hands-on. With this ten-course game development bundle, you'll start by working with Godot, Unity, and Unreal engines, and as

Today in gadgets you didn't know you needed: A razor blade dryer

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: Stop dealing with rusty razors with the Blew Razor Blade Dryer . As of June 7, get one on sale for only $39.99 with code WELOVEDAD. With the Blew Razor Blade Dryer , you can not only sanitize your blade after each use, but also avoid that annoying rust and corrosion that causes a rough shave. The Blew device dries off the razor with a heated fan (similar to a hair dryer) to prevent razor-r

Apple’s new App Store Guidelines aim to crack down on fraud and scams

Apple App Store Google•
TechCrunch / 2h
Apple today is releasing a new version of its App Store Review Guidelines , its lengthy document which dictates the rules which apps must abide by in order to be published to its App Store. Among the more notable changes rolling out today are several sections that will see Apple taking a harder stance on App Store fraud, scams and developer misconduct, including a new process that aims to empower

Apple unveils new privacy features, digital IDs and changes to FaceTime.

NYT > Technology / 2h
Apple’s privacy push has put the company at odds with rivals. Despite protests from some corners of Silicon Valley, Monday’s announcements show that Apple has doubled down on privacy features.

Uh Oh, ‘Woman Dr. Bitcoin’ Says It’s ‘Judgement Day for Crypto’ in China

Gizmodo / 2h
The ongoing crackdown on cryptocurrency throughout China took one step further over the weekend, with popular social media site Sina Weibo terminating a number of major crypto accounts. Read more...

Why You Shouldn't Use Peat in Your Garden, and What to Use Instead

Lifehacker / 2h
The art of gardening requires simulating in your backyard what happens naturally in the wild. With domesticated soil and plants, this can be a pretty delicate process—both for your plants and the environment. Read more...

macOS Monterey will drop support for older MacBook Pro and Air models

Engadget / 2h
You may need to upgrade if you want the latest version of Apple's desktop operating system.

Everything Apple Announced Today: New iOS, Privacy Updates

Apple 15 iPad App Library•
Wired / 2h
The 2021 edition of WWDC began Monday with a keynote address. Apple used the occasion to show off a whole bunch of enhancements to its software and services.

Google Hit With $268 Million Fine Over Unfair Ad Practices

Gizmodo / 2h
Google was fined a hefty 220 million euros (or roughly $268 million) on Monday after France’s competition authority found the company abusing its outsized role in the world of digital advertising. Read more...

Father's Day sales 2021: the best deals from Home Depot, Best Buy, Lowe's, more

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Your guide to the best Father's Day sales with fantastic deals from retailers like Home Depot, Best Buy, Lowe's, and more.

Will your iPhone or iPad get iOS 15 or iPadOS 15? These are the devices that will

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
With iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 now officially announced, let's look at if you'll be able to download them.

iCloud+: Apple’s cloud storage service is getting a free VPN and more

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Apple has announced a major expansion of its cloud storage service, now called iCloud+.

Our Father’s Day Gift Guide Has Something Awesome for Every Type of Dad

Futurism / 2h
June’s here, which means Father’s Day is right around the corner. And after the past year, celebrating with dad is one of the best gifts we could have in 2021. Your number one guy has been there for you through thick and thin, gifting you a combination of awesome life advice, amazing technical advice, and awful dad jokes. The best way to return the favor is with an unparalleled Father’s Day gift.

Resident Evil Village's Moldy Lore Is Keeping the Undead Franchise Fresh

Gizmodo / 3h
In both of Capcom’s video games Resident Evil Village and its 2017 predecessor Resident Evil 7: Biohazard , you play as Ethan Winters, a man desperately fighting through terrifying, monster-filled locales in search of his family whose lives are in danger. But the story behind both games presents an intriguing idea that … Read more...

Too much caffeine may put some people at risk of blindness

SlashGear / 3h
For people who are genetically prone to high eye pressure, drinking high levels of caffeine every day may drastically increase the risk of glaucoma. That’s according to a new study led by Mouth Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, which notes that glaucoma is the top cause of blindness in the United States. In this case, a high level of caffeine … Continue reading

Ransomware Hit Another Pipeline Firm—and 70GB of Data Leaked

Wired / 3h
LineStar Integrity Services was hacked around the same time as Colonial Pipeline, but radical transparency activists have brought the attack to light.

Apple releases torrent of updates, and Wall Street yawns

TechCrunch / 3h
Today’s WWDC keynote from Apple covered a huge range of updates . From a new macOS to a refreshed watchOS to a new iOS , better privacy controls , FaceTime updates , and even iCloud+ , there was something for everyone in the laundry list of new code. Apple’s keynote was essentially what happens when the big tech companies get huge; they have so many projects that they can’t just detail a few item

The hidden benefits of adding a CTO to your board

TechCrunch / 3h
Abby Kearns Contributor Abby Kearns , chief technology officer at Puppet , has more than 20 years of experience scaling growth for numerous Fortune 500 and startup companies. The pandemic forced companies around the world to adjust to a “new normal,” which caused many leaders to pivot their business strategies and adopt new technologies to continue operations. In a time of chaos and change, there

Apple's Biggest Privacy Flexes of WWDC 2021

Apple 15 Privacy Mail•
Gizmodo / 3h
It wouldn’t be an Apple event without a nod to the company’s pro-privacy stance . As part of its annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) keynote this year, the company announced some major privacy upgrades that will come with iOS 15 and iCloud—here are some of the biggest. Read more...

macOS Monterey Will Make All of Your Apple Devices Play Nice With Each Other

Gizmodo / 3h
Apple’s new macOS got a new California-inspired name at WWDC on Monday. That was to be expected. But it still had some surprises in store for us with a lot of quality of life improvements and at least one big new feature. Read more...

The US Navy Just Used a Drone to Refuel a Fighter Jet in Midair

Futurism / 3h
Midair Refuel A drone just refueled a US fighter jet in midair for the first time, the US Navy announced today. An uncrewed MQ-25 Stingray, a drone purpose-built for aerial refueling that flew for the first time in September 2019, refueled the Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet after being launched from the MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois. The successful test goes to show that uncre

New Study: Psychedelic Mushrooms Are as Effective as Antidepressants

Futurism / 3h
A new phase II clinical study pitted psilocybin, the active compound in psychedelic shrooms, against a conventional selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant to see which served as a better treatment for depression — and the psilocybin seems to have held its own. Psilocybin performed about as well as the SSRI escitalopram as a treatment for moderate-to-severe major depressive d

How to download the iOS 15 developer and public betas

Apple Download iOS 15•
Mashable / 3h
Every year at its Worldwide Developers Conference , Apple shows off the new iPhone features coming to iOS only to make us all wait two months before getting our hands on it. Now that iOS 15 has officially been announced — new capabilities and all — you're probably wondering if you can try it out ahead of September. And the answer is: Yes, by downloading the beta version. The developer beta is cur

Researchers made a bat robot, and we're only slightly creeped out — Strictly Robots

Mashable / 3h
Researchers from Caltech and the University of Illinois teamed up to design a robot that could replicate a bat's flight, which could improve other flying robots in the future. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Bats , Illinois , Caltech , and Flying Robot

iOS15: Apple continues privacy war with app tracker reports

BBC News - Technology / 3h
The tech giant will now provide updates showing when apps access a device's microphone and photos.

Apple Opens Up Siri to Work With Third-Party Smart Home Devices [Updated]

Gizmodo / 3h
As part of its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Apple announced it’s finally opening up its Siri digital assistant to work with third-party smart home devices. The news came as part of a batch of new features for the smart home, including a new ability to watch TV with friends and a way to use an Apple HomePod… Read more...

The US Navy Just Used a Drone to Refuel a Fighter Jet in Midair

Navy Boeing 25 T1 Stingray•
Futurism / 3h
A drone just refueled a US fighter jet in midair for the first time, the US Navy announced today. An uncrewed MQ-25 Stingray, a drone purpose-built for aerial refueling that flew for the first time in September 2019, refueled the Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet after being launched from the MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois. The successful test goes to show that uncrewed military a

watchOS 8 adds multiple timer support but Apple Watch still needs iPhone for offline Siri

SlashGear / 3h
Apple’s offline Siri support won’t be offered as a standalone ability on the Apple Watch, it appears, though watchOS 8 is shaping up to include much-requested features like multiple timers. Siri’s ability to work even when you don’t have a network connection was one of the highlights of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, the new software coming to iPhone and … Continue reading

Where Can You Travel as a Tourist in Europe Right Now?

Lifehacker / 3h
The European Union has agreed to reopen its borders for vaccinated travelers later this summer, but confusingly, their guidance is not mandatory for member countries. As a result, some countries have already opened their borders, while others remain closed. To help you keep track, here’s a look at which countries are… Read more...

FBI Effort to Expose 'USA Today' Readers Was Likely Unlawful, Experts Say

Gizmodo / 3h
The FBI announced Saturday it had withdrawn a subpoena seeking to identify readers of a USA Today story concerning a Florida shooting that left two of its agents dead. The decision to do so, however, is purportedly unrelated to allegations raised in court last week by USA Today’s publisher, which accused the FBI of… Read more...

Norse God Usurps Leprechaun's Cereal Empire

Gizmodo / 3h
Loki has done some horrible things in the Marvel Cinematic Universe , including murdering Phil Coulson and leading an alien invasion of Earth in which countless people died. But now the Norse god of mischief has gained control of Lucky Charms cereal, and this crime is beyond the pale. Read more...

macOS Monterey turns your iPad, MacBook, and iMac into one big screen

Apple Monterey Mac•
Mashable / 3h
Last year, Apple scaled Big Sur . This year, it's taking us to Monterey. Apple announced the next iteration of the Mac's operating system, dubbed Monterey, at WWDC 2021 . As we expected, the latest version of macOS isn't a huge departure from what came before, with last year's Big Sur update being fairly substantial on its own. That said, there are a few neat changes here, starting with what Appl

Apple's Testflight beta testing service is coming to macOS

Engadget / 3h
Apple announced that its Testflight tool, which allows developers to share their apps with non-developer beta testers, is finally migrating to MacOS.

Will your Apple Watch get the watchOS 8 update?

Apple Watchos 8 New•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Apple has unveiled watchOS 8, and we also now know which Apple Watch models will get it.

iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, tvOS, watchOS 8 Dev Beta release date today

SlashGear / 3h
Each of the major operating system updates revealed today at WWDC 2021 were announced with Developer Beta release dates right out the gate. Each of them, including iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, watchOS 8, and an update for tvOS, will all be released today for developers in a Developer Beta. You will need to be a developer signed up … Continue reading

Here’s everything Apple announced at the WWDC 2021 keynote

Apple iOS 15 FaceTime•
TechCrunch / 3h
It’s that time again! This morning Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developer Conference the same way it does each year: a keynote jammed to the brim with all the new stuff coming to its various devices. Didn’t have time to tune in to the liveblog or watch the stream? We get it. That’s why we’ve boiled down all of the biggest news to the bullet points below. Skim at your leisure! iOS 15 Crai

Only One Third of US Adults Would Take an Immortality Pill

Futurism / 3h
A new survey of roughly 900 American adults says that actually no, people don’t want to live forever. When asked whether they’d like to take a pill that would allow them to live forever at their current age, only about 33 percent of survey respondents said yes, according to research published in the Journal of Aging Studies . Another 42 percent said no, while the remaining 25 percent wasn’t sure.

Here's How Much You Should Drink at Work Events, If You Must

Lifehacker / 3h
Alcohol is an omnipresent fixture of being an adult, but letting it bleed into your working life has the ability to undermine your professionalism. If you’re anticipating being at a work function—and even if your company is known for fostering a pretty raucous atmosphere at its parties—there are things to know about… Read more...

Apple announces iCloud+ privacy features at WWDC

Mashable / 4h
Digital privacy sure is great, if you can afford it. At Monday's WWDC , Apple announced a host of new features which lean into its privacy-focused branding . As part of iCloud+, the new paid service will include both "Hide My Email" and "Private Relay" — the former will theoretically help you hide your real email address from online services, while the latter will work to mask your IP address. If

Apple reveals watchOS 8 at WWDC 2021

Apple Watchos 8 New•
Mashable / 4h
It's official: watchOS 8 is coming. Apple highlighted some of the new features and expanded capabilities coming to watchOS 8 during its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) Monday. Messaging directly from your watch gets some improvements; there's a new sleep metric; and Apple has transformed the "Breathe" app into a "Mindfulness" app. But there's nothing earth-shattering or truly novel coming d

Apple to introduce A/B testing and in-app events to the App Store

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TechCrunch / 4h
Apple today announced a number of coming changes and improvements to the App Store that will help developers better target their apps to users, get their apps discovered by more people and even highlight what sort of events are taking place inside their apps to entice new users to download the app and encourage existing users to return. The company said its App Store today sees 600 million weekly

Safari overhaul includes tab groups and web extensions on mobile

SlashGear / 4h
Apple has unveiled its next evolution in Safari, the company’s browser found across Mac, iPad, and iPhone. The browser is getting a sleek new design, as well as new features that’ll make it easier to manage tabs, find what you’re looking for, and view content without unwanted intrusions. Apple has big plans for its browser, including the arrival of web … Continue reading

Apple reveals new App Store features to win over mutinous developers

SlashGear / 4h
Apple is adding a number of new features to the App Store, amid controversy around the cut it takes of developer income and its focus on privacy. The company already put app-makers on notice earlier today at WWDC 2021, with the launch of App Privacy Reports that show just what sites and services are secretly sharing your data in the … Continue reading

MacOS Monterey introduced with Universal Control, AirPlay to Mac

SlashGear / 4h
It’s not a WWDC keynote without an update for macOS, and that’s what Apple gave us today when it introduced macOS Monterey. The next version of macOS will have many of the features that were announced for iOS 15 and iPadOS today, but Apple took the time to preview two new features for macOS: Universal Control and AirPlay to Mac. … Continue reading

Apple brings Safari web extensions to iPhone and iPad

Engadget / 4h
Tabs and windows will be easier to manage too.

Universal Control lets you use Macs and iPads like they're one machine

Apple Monterey Mac•
Engadget / 4h
In macOS Monterey, you'll be able to bring an iPad next to your MacBook and simply drag your cursor over from your laptop to the tablet.

Apple Home Keys will let you unlock your front door with your iPhone

Apple Siri Home Party•
Engadget / 4h
With iOS 15, Apple will let you use your iPhone as a key to your home.

macOS 12 Monterey upgrades Continuity with Universal Control

Apple Monterey Mac•
TechCrunch / 4h
During the WWDC conference today, Apple unveiled the new macOS 12 Monterey . A major feature in the macOS update is Universal Control, which builds upon the Continuity features first introduced in OS X Yosemite. For years it’s been possible to open a news article on your iPhone and keep reading it on your MacBook, or to copy and paste a link from your iPad to your iMac. But Universal Control take

Apple unveils iPadOS 15 at WWDC 2021

Apple 15 iPad App Library•
Mashable / 4h
Apple revealed iPadOS 15 at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. The latest update will bring new features to the iPad, along with some that should look familiar to anyone using iOS 14. Big Widgets and App Library Big widgets for a big screen. Image: Screenshot: apple App Library Image: Screenshot: apple The iPad is getting a home screen makeover. It now has larger widgets designed spec

Your iPhone will soon get Apple's answer to Google Lens

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Apple has just announced its answer to Google Lens, which will arrive on your iPhone with iOS 15.

The HomePod mini can now double up as your Apple TV 4K's speaker

Apple HomePod Mini•
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The announcement was made at WWDC 2021.

Amazon Prime Day deals you can shop right now: Blink Mini, 4K TVs, Ring and more

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Amazon Prime Day has begun early with deals you can shop right now on the Blink Mink 4K Fire TVs, Ring Doorbell, and more.

United unveils first Boeing 737 MAX 8 routes with new cabins, in-seat TVs

The Points Guy / 4h
United’s got a shiny new plane coming its fleet. The Chicago-based carrier is slated to take delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 in the coming weeks, joining the carrier’s existing fleet of larger MAX 9s. The MAX 8’s inaugural flight is scheduled for July 15, per the latest Cirium timetables and confirmed directly by the carrier. The inaugural will leave from Houston’s George Bush Airport (IAH

watchOS 8 brings new health and messaging features to the Apple Watch this year

Apple Watchos 8 New•
Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge On Monday, Apple detailed its plans for watchOS 8, the next major software update for the Apple Watch. The operating system will introduce improved texting and photo sharing, new HomeKit integrations, and some smaller updates to health and fitness features. The Apple Watch's Breathe app gets new animations and adds "Reflect," which pushes mindfulness prompts that accompany a calming anima

Apple announces macOS Monterey, the next Mac desktop operating system

Apple Monterey Mac•
Ars Technica / 4h
The latest macOS update is called Monterey. [credit: Apple ] In a virtual presentation at the WWDC 2021 conference on Monday, Apple executives outlined the company's plans for macOS Monterey, the latest major software release for the Mac family of computers. The new name follows Apple's California landmark-based naming scheme for recent macOS releases, dating back to the launch of OS X Mavericks

Apple Smart Home updates tap Apple TV, HomePod, Matter integration

Apple Siri HomeKit•
SlashGear / 4h
This week Apple took their Home category out a whole new door. They revealed that they’d be allowing HomePod mini to pair with Apple TV 4K. Apple added Apple TV controls to HomePod (Hey Siri, watch Ted Lasso). They expanded the ways in which Siri can be used with Apple TV. Apple promised that their smart home universe would be … Continue reading

Here's Everything Coming to Your Apple Watch in watchOS 8 This Fall

Gizmodo / 4h
The best part of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is getting a sneak peek into all the new features Apple’s got planned for its product lineup. In the case of the Apple Watch, today’s keynote gave us a look at all the updates coming later this fall—and maybe a few hints at what Apple’s got in mind for the… Read more...

Kevin Can F**k Himself Is About the Perils of Being a Great Pretender

Gizmodo / 4h
Though AMC’s new sitcom dramedy Kevin Can F**k Himself isn’t strictly genre, it tells the story of a woman doing everything in her power to warp her bleak reality into a picturesque vision of domestic bliss. Much like WandaVision ’s Westview , there’s a troubling chaos bubbling up in the show’s take on Worcester,… Read more...

Despite Pandemic Lockdowns, We Broke a Carbon Dioxide Record

Gizmodo / 4h
The world ground to a halt for parts of last year, but carbon dioxide continues to set records. Concentrations in the atmosphere of the greenhouse gas peaked last month, scientists said Monday , reaching a new historic monthly average high of 419 parts per million. That’s the highest average level in millions of years.… Read more...

Apple TV to support using HomePod Mini as speakers, among other updates

Apple HomePod Mini•
TechCrunch / 4h
Apple didn’t announce that rumored combined Apple TV device that would combine the set-top box with a HomePod speaker during its WWDC keynote, but it did announce a few features that will improve the Apple TV experience — including one that involves a HomePod Mini. Starting this fall, Apple said you’ll be able to select the HomePod Mini as the speaker for your Apple TV 4K. It also introduced a ha

Apple Health adds the ability to share data with doctors and family members

iPhone Apple Health 15•
Engadget / 4h
Receive alerts in real-time about your loved ones' health risks.

Siri is coming to third-party devices

Apple Siri HomeKit•
Engadget / 4h
Unlike Alexa and Google Assistant, Siri has been limited to only Apple devices since it was introduced nearly a decade ago. That's changing this year, though — Apple just announced that third-party devices would be able to take advantage of Siri as part of an update to the company's HomeKid system.

Lawsuit Filed To Overturn Federal Transportation Mask Mandate

View from the Wing / 4h
A passenger has filed a lawsuit to strike down the federal mask mandate and the CDC requirement for a negative Covid-19 test when entering the country by air in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Continue reading ...

AirPods Get Convo Booster, Audible Notifications, and More With iOS 15

How-To Geek / 4h
Today at WWDC, Apple announced all sorts of exciting new features for iOS 15, including several changes specifically for the AirPods. While we’re not getting AirPods 3 yet, the company confirmed a new conversation boost mode, announce notifications where Siri will read you your notifications, and more. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Asserts, Errors, and Crashes: What's the Difference?

How-To Geek / 4h
Computer problems. We all have them sooner or later. Knowing the ins and out of errors, asserts, crashes, and more is vital to understanding more about the problem at hand. Learn all about it. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Pixel Phones Will Get Astrophotography Video, Photo Privacy, and More in June Feature Drop

How-To Geek / 4h
As many Pixel phone owners know, Google likes to do “feature drops” with new stuff, and the June feature drop is here full of exciting changes. The update will deliver a locked folder feature for Google Photos, video-mode to Astrophotography, Pride-themed ringtones, and much more we’ll explain below. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Samsung's New Stretchable OLED Could be a Boon for Health and Fitness Tech

How-To Geek / 4h
Samsung is known for its stellar displays, including its curved monitors, but now it’s venturing into stretchable OLEDs. The new prototype display can be stretched in any direction and applied directly to skin, just like you would with a Band-Aid. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Tesla Canceled the Model S Plaid+ Because It's Completely Unnecessary

Musk Tesla S Plaid•
How-To Geek / 4h
Production on Tesla’s fastest and longest-range Model S Plaid+ just got canceled, said CEO Elon Musk over the weekend on Twitter. This isn’t bad news, though, as he stated that the regular updated “Plaid is just so good.” Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Why Does WebAssembly Matter?

How-To Geek / 4h
WebAssembly is a binary-instruction format that can be executed in web browsers. It provides a sandboxed execution environment with near-native performance, eliminating most of the overheads associated with JavaScript on web pages. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Recent LG Smart TV Owners Can Now Watch fuboTV's Live TV Streaming Service

How-To Geek / 4h
FuboTV just announced that its popular Live TV Streaming Service is now available to LG Smart TV models released from 2018 on. LG marks the second Smart TV expansion for fuboTV, after launching on Samsung’s Smart TVs back in 2019. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Apple is bringing Shortcuts to the Mac and starts transition from Automator

TechCrunch / 4h
Apple has announced the next major version of macOS at WWDC 2021 — macOS Monterey . Among other features, Apple is going to release Shortcuts on macOS. It’s going to look and work a lot like Shortcuts on iOS and iPadOS. “The Mac has a long history of automation with command line, shell scripts, Apple scripts and Automator. And on iOS, we've made automation even easier with Shortcuts,” SVP of Soft

Congressman tweets photo of his laptop and it sure looks like he shared a password, too

Mashable / 4h
No one has ever accused politicians of being the most technically savvy, but this one takes the cake. Rep. Mo Brooks, a Republican congressman from Alabama, accidentally shared what appears to be his Gmail password or username and an unidentified PIN number with the world on Twitter on Sunday afternoon. Mashable has blurred the PIN and added the red arrow to the photo below. A screenshot of the s

macOS 12 Monterey announced - here's what's coming to MacBooks later in 2021

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Here's everything we know about macOS 12 Monterey, the sequel to the biggest change of macOS in years.

tvOS and MacOS will get Spatial Audio support for AirPods Pro and Max

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Apple has announced that it will extend spatial audio support to tvOS and MacOS at its WWDC 2021 keynote event.

Apple unveils new iOS 15 privacy features at WWDC

Apple 15 Privacy Mail•
TechCrunch / 4h
Apple kicked off its global annual developer conference, WWDC , with a ton of new features and technologies. TechCrunch has all the coverage here from the keynote. As with previous years, Apple has dropped a number of new security and privacy features. New privacy dashboard keeps tabs on app tracking requests Apple is bringing a new privacy dashboard to iOS 15 to make it easier to see which apps

Apple’s watchOS 8 packs meditation, tai chi, portraits, and GIF support

SlashGear / 4h
During its WWDC 2021 keynote today, Apple has introduced the changes coming to its Apple Watch wearable with watchOS 8. The next version of the wearable software will bring a number of refinements and new features, including more robust messaging capabilities, the option to set dynamic portraits as a watch face, new fitness options like tai chi and mindfulness-based activities, … Continue reading

Soon your Apple TV 4K can use HomePod mini as its speakers

SlashGear / 4h
Apple is enabling the ability to use HomePod mini speakers for your Apple TV’s audio, echoing a feature that originally was offered only on the original HomePod. The ability to connect HomePod to the Apple TV and use it instead of your TV’s speakers was an easy route to getting an audio upgrade. Problem was, Apple then promptly discontinued the … Continue reading

Apple's watchOS 8 adds new mindfulness exercises and workout types

Apple Watchos 8 New•
Engadget / 4h
Apple announced the latest version of its Apple Watch software, watchOS 8, at WWDC 2021.

Monterey is the next version of Apple's macOS

Apple Monterey Mac•
Engadget / 4h
With macOS Monterey, Apple is trying to polish its desktop operating system even further.

Apple unveils macOS 12 Monterey

Apple Monterey Mac•
TechCrunch / 4h
The past year has seen some of the most dramatic updates to Macs in recent memory. At last year’s WWDC, Apple announced its long-awaited move from Intel chip’s to its own first party silicon. By the end of the year, the company launched the first three M1 Macs, along with Big Sur, one of the biggest updates to macOS. At this morning’s kickoff to WWDC, the company unveiled macOS 12 — named, you gu

NASA Spacecraft Has a Close Encounter with Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

Gizmodo / 4h
NASA’s Juno spacecraft, in orbit around Jupiter since 2016, made a close flyby of the planet’s moon Ganymede at 1:35 p.m. ET on Monday. Its goal: to take stock of the icy orb’s composition and magnetic field, among other measurements. Read more...

Siri is going to get much more useful in iOS 15

SlashGear / 4h
iOS 15 is bringing a number of privacy updates along with it, but among the most useful is heading to Siri. Apple confirmed today that Siri will be getting on-device speech recognition in iOS 15. Not only is this a big move for privacy as it regards Siri, but it also looks like it’s going to be a big step … Continue reading

Donald Trump Says Bitcoin Is a “Scam”

Futurism / 4h
Maybe it takes one to know one. Former president Donald Trump told Fox Business today that Bitcoin “seems like a scam” and that it only serves to undermine the US dollar. “The currency of this world should be the dollar,” Trump said. “And I don’t think we should have all of the Bitcoins of the world out there. I think they should regulate them very, very high.” “I don’t like it because it’s anoth

Apple moves Siri's speech recognition offline with new privacy updates

Apple 15 Privacy Mail•
Engadget / 4h
Siri’s speech-recognition capabilities can happen on-device beginning with iOS 15.

Time for a new laptop? Consider a refurbished MacBook Pro.

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: Need a new laptop? As of June 7, get this 13-inch refurbished MacBook Pro for only $1,099.99. You might enjoy your workday more if you had a better laptop to work on. If you've gotten used to slow load times and buffering, it may be time to treat yourself. With this 13-inch refurbished MacBook Pro from 2016, you can get a much-needed upgrade. When you're using it for work, it can accommoda

watchOS 8 release date, features, beta, supported devices and Apple Watch changes

Apple Watchos 8 New•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
watchOS 8 was revealed at WWDC 2021, and we've heard plenty about the next big Apple Watch update – here's when to get it and how you can sign up for the beta.

Why the Texas Grid Failed, According to Science

Gizmodo / 4h
It’s been nearly four months since the devastating Texas blackouts . And thanks to a relatively speedy peer review process, we now have an academic accounting of what exactly went wrong—and how to prepare the grid for future extreme weather. Read more...

Apple Is Finally Starting to Put the iPad Pro's Power to Good Use With iPadOS 15

Gizmodo / 4h
Apple’s decision to spin off a separate version of iOS for the iPad (and to stick its M1 processor inside the devices) makes even more sense with the arrival of iPadOS 15. Apple’s iPad software upgrade continues to push the tablets from being just media consumption devices to serviceable laptop replacements with… Read more...

watchOS 8 brings new mindfulness features and respiratory tracking

Apple Watchos 8 New•
TechCrunch / 4h
You weren’t expecting to make it through this year’s WWDC without some big watchOS news, were you? Apple’s wearable isn’t quite doing iPhone numbers, but Watch has been massively successful for the company, utterly dominating the smartwatch market. Surprising absolutely no one, the company is taking a more focused approach to mindfulness. Apple’s not ready to kill Calm or Headspace just yet, but

Free month of Extra Crunch included with TC Sessions: Mobility tickets

TechCrunch / 4h
TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 is coming up soon, and we’ve decided to sweeten the deal for what’s included with your event pass. Buy your ticket now and you’ll get a free month of access to Extra Crunch, our membership program focused on startups, founders and investors with more than 100 exclusive articles published per month. Extra Crunch unlocks access to our weekly investor surveys, private mark

Apple announces iCloud+ with privacy-focused features

Apple 15 Privacy Siri•
TechCrunch / 4h
Apple is rolling out some updates to iCloud under the name iCloud+. The company is announcing those features at its developer conference . Existing paid iCloud users are going to get those iCloud+ features for the same monthly subscription price. In Safari, Apple is going to launch a new privacy feature called Private Relay. It sounds a bit like the new DNS feature that Apple has been developing

Now Apple wants to store your driver's license on Apple Wallet

Mashable / 4h
In Apple World , all you'll ever need is your iPhone. That vision was on full display during Monday's WWDC , when Jennifer Bailey, Apple's vice president of internet services, explained the updates coming to Apple Wallet in iOS 15. Specifically, she noted that going forward, iPhone owners will be able upload their driver's license into Apple Wallet and — if everything goes according to the compan

Apple's new features for AirPods include help for 'mild' hearing loss

Apple AirPods 15 CB•
Engadget / 4h
Apple's new features for AirPods include help for mild hearing loss, spoken notifications and finding a lost earbud.

tvOS is getting spatial audio support for AirPods Pro and Max

AirPods Apple 15 CB•
Engadget / 4h
Later this year, Apple will update tvOS and M1 Macs to allow AirPods Pro and AirPods Max owners to take advantage of spatial audio.

Apple Maps' new UI is a boon for the navigationally challenged

Engadget / 4h
During its WWDC 2021 keynote address on Monday, Apple announced a slew of new features for its Maps that will help even the most easily lost among us navigate the unfamiliar outside world with confidence.

15 Things I Love About the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

View from the Wing / 4h
For many years this was the single best card for earning valuable rewards points, in a class by itself. Now it's refreshed with the biggest public offer there's ever been for the card. They've increased the offer to 100,000 points without changing the $4000 spend requirement within three months. This is the strongest initial bonus offer on any card in my opinion. But the value goes even beyond th

iPadOS 15 update taps iPad multitasking upgrade, home screen mods

SlashGear / 4h
There’s a new update coming to iPad devices this year called iPadOS 15. This update will allow the user to access new controls and control the home screen of the iPad in ways not available before now. One of the most essential features that’s been available to desktop computers for decades and is coming to iPad here for the first … Continue reading

Apple adds tougher privacy tools and launches iCloud+ subscriptions

SlashGear / 4h
Apple is increasing the stakes in its big privacy push, extending anti-tracking systems to apps as well as websites, and shutting down so-called “invisible pixel” tracking in emails. It’s part of an ongoing war on data sharing – or, more accurately, data sharing that happens when users aren’t aware it’s taking place – which has set Apple at odds with … Continue reading

iPadOS 15 announced at WWDC, features improved multitasking and surprising Swift Playgrounds features

Apple iPad 15 App Library•
TechCrunch / 4h
Apple today introduced the next version iPadOS, with more widgets and a better multitasking system. The announcement was by Apple SVP Craig Federighi at Apple’s annual developer’s conference, WWDC 21. The features announced today are welcomed updates, but fall short of the major rework the iPad sorely deserves. The new iPad features come in addition to the bevy of features and updates found in iO

Apple (finally) updates its weather app with dynamic backgrounds, maps and way more data

TechCrunch / 4h
Weather remains one of the most-used apps on mobile devices, and yet so often it’s also one of the least dynamic when it comes to updates and new features (ironic especially if you live in a country like the UK, like I do, where the weather is a near-national obsession and does really change within the course of an hour. Captive audience!). So today during WWDC it was great to see Apple finally g

Apple makes finding lost AirPods easier in iOS 15

Apple AirPods 15 CB•
Mashable / 4h
AirPods lovers weren't left out of Apple's WWDC 2021 keynote . Apple didn't announce a new version of its popular wireless earbuds, but it did reveal a few cool new features they'll get in the upcoming iOS 15 update for iPhones. First up is "Conversation Boost," which can make a pair of AirPods Pro focus on and amplify the voice of someone standing directly in front of the user. That could be han

iPadOS 15 features widgets on the home screen and better multitasking

Apple 15 iPad App Library•
Engadget / 4h
Apple just announced iPadOS 15, the latest version of its operating system for the iPad.

Apple AirPods get a host of new upgrades at WWDC – but where are the AirPods 3?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
New, exciting features are coming to the AirPods range of true wireless earbuds and headphones.

New iPadOS 15 features, release date, support devices and what you need to know

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Apple has announced iPadOS 15, the newest iteration of its tablet operating system, which is based on iOS 15.

iOS 15 Is Here, and It's All About Making Your iPhone Less Annoying

Gizmodo / 5h
We’re all hopelessly addicted to our phones, and we’re all incredibly irritated by the way our devices suck up so much of our time and attention. Apple just showed off iOS 15, a software update coming to iPhones this fall that will solve some of those annoyances. Read more...

Tiger Global leads $30M investment into Briq, a fintech for the construction industry

TechCrunch / 5h
Briq , which has developed a fintech platform used by the construction industry, has raised $30 million in a Series B funding round led by Tiger Global Management. The financing is among the largest Series B fundraises by a construction software startup, according to the company, and brings Briq’s total raised to $43 million since its January 2018 inception. Existing backers Eniac Ventures and Bl

Apple Maps upgrade brings more detailed maps, transit features, AR view and more

TechCrunch / 5h
Among many updates coming to iOS 15, Apple Maps will receive a number of upgrades that will bring more detailed maps, improvements for transit riders, AR experiences and other changes to the platform. The improvements build on the new map Apple began rolling out two years ago, which had focused on offering richer details, and — in response to user feedback and complaints — more accurate navigatio

Denied boarding redux: TPG readers share horror stories about flights to and through Europe

The Points Guy / 5h
As we enter summer, more than a year after the world largely shut down to travelers, we thought it was time to bring you an updated take on 2020’s Denied Boarding article. Learn what you can expect as countries reopen and you prepare to fly to your next European destination, but be warned: no two experiences are likely to be the same. In This Post Get the latest travel news by signing up for TPG’

Apple Wallet will soon hold digital IDs and UWB keys

SlashGear / 5h
With the introduction of iOS 15, it seems we’re getting some major updates to Apple Wallet as well. There’s no doubt that most of us have heard of ultra-wideband an increasing amount over the last couple of years, and now Apple is indicating once again that soon Apple Wallet will support ultra-wideband keys. On top of that, Apple Wallet will … Continue reading

Apple Maps update makes navigation easier with Sim City aesthetic

SlashGear / 5h
Apple Maps has a fancy 3D-like mode that allows you to explore the world in Apple’s chosen aesthetic. There’s a new navigation view able to render overlapping, complex interchanges for drivers. This latest update also adds an augmented reality system where the user can scan a building and attain walking directions based on where Apple Maps believes you are. Apple … Continue reading

Brain-Reading Machine Detects Who You Have a Crush On

Futurism / 5h
AI Matchmaker A new brain-computer interface system, trained to pick up on the neural activity of your brain when it sees a new person’s face, is sophisticated enough to predict who you will and won’t be attracted to. And by matching your neural patterns to existing data of other participants who already ran the gauntlet of headshots, the algorithm can supposedly predict whether users will find s

Dolby Atmos spatial audio is now available on Apple Music

Engadget / 5h
Apple Music'sDolby Atmos spatial audio are now available for streaming. And you won't have to pay extra to use it.

Apple Wallet can hold driver's licenses in iOS 15

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400+Engadget / 5h
Plus, a feature to make TSA check-ins faster.

Apple’s Live Text lets you interact with text in your photos

TechCrunch / 5h
Apple has introduced a new feature to its camera system that automatically recognizes and transcribes text in your photos, from a phone number on a business card to a whiteboard full of notes. Live Text, as the feature is called, doesn’t need any prompting or special work from the user — just tap the icon and you’re good to go. Announced by Craig Federighi on the virtual stage of WWDC , Live Text

The Boys Reveals First Look at Supernatural's Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy

500+Gizmodo / 5h
For season three, Amazon’s The Boys is diving into its past and there is no past without Soldier Boy. As was previously reported, Soldier Boy is being played by none other than Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles; in the world of the show, he was basically the original superhero, long before the Seven were a thing. Now we’ve… Read more...

Apple announces iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

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Ars Technica / 5h
New Maps interface. [credit: Apple ] As expected, Apple revealed numerous details about its upcoming iOS 15 operating systems for iPhones and iPads today. Due later this year, the software updates will introduce major new features to notifications and other parts of the experience. In the age of COVID, FaceTime is unsurprisingly getting new features to make conversations more natural. A new spati

AirPods add Conversation Boost and join Apple’s Find My Network

SlashGear / 5h
Apple is updating AirPods, so that those with hearing difficulties can use them to highlight conversations, as well as linking in Find My Network support for those times you misplace your earbuds or headphones. The new features were announced alongside iOS 15 at WWDC 2021 today. Conversation Boost will use computational audio and beamforming microphones, for focus the audio from … Continue readin

Early Amazon Prime Day deal: get $10 of free credit when you buy a $40 gift card

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Don't miss this awesome early Amazon Prime Day deal if you fancy bagging yourself $10 of free credit to spend on the big day itself.

Windows 10 update will give the settings panel a much-needed overhaul

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Microsoft is planning to give its Settings app a significant redesign with the next major update to its operating system.

FaceTime is coming to Android, but not how you expect

Apple FaceTime Android•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Apple is bringing FaceTime to Android and other non-Apple devices through web links.

Apple Messages is getting a host of new sharing features

Engadget / 5h
Apple previewed new sharing features coming in iOS 15 for its messaging app that will make it easier to view photos, articles and music shared in your chats.

Apple announces FaceTime updates

Apple FaceTime Android•
TechCrunch / 5h
Over a year into a global pandemic, Apple announced some major updates to its FaceTime app at WWDC 2021, which will be available in iOS 15 . Notably, Android users will now be able to join in on FaceTime calls, posing some competition to apps like Zoom and Google Meet, which have boomed during lockdown. This FaceTime makeover will also include links to join calls, which can be sent via Calendar i

Everything Apple revealed at WWDC 2021

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Mashable / 5h
Apple's 2021 Worldwide Developers Conference is finally here. During last year's WWDC , Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed Apple Watch sleep tracking, a revamped Messages app, and widgets. Here is what Apple revealed on Monday. iOS 15 gives FaceTime a face-lift iPhone's new operating system will bring Spatial Audio, voice isolation, Grid View, SharePlay, and Portrait Mode to FaceTime. You can also share

Airline executives pressure governments to open UK-US corridor at G7 Summit

The Points Guy / 5h
The aviation industry is mounting pressure on the U.S. and U.K. governments to open a long-awaited travel corridor between the two countries. On Monday, a newly configured group of airline and travel group executives including British Airways, American Airlines and Heathrow Airport called for the reopening of transatlantic travel. The group convened ahead of the G7 Summit, which is set to take pl

Apple introduces SharePlay for co-watching, streaming and screen sharing over FaceTime

Apple SharePlay FaceTime•
TechCrunch / 5h
As part of its FaceTime update in iOS 15, Apple introduced a new set of features designed for shared experiences — like co-watching TV shows or TikTok videos, listening to music together, screen sharing and more — while on a FaceTime call. The feature, called SharePlay, enables real-time connections with family and friends while you’re hanging out on FaceTime, Apple explained, by integrating acce

iOS 15 will make FaceTime, Messages and notifications smarter

Apple iOS 15 FaceTime•
Engadget / 5h
Here's what's to expect from iOS 15, based on Apple's announcements at WWDC 2021.

FaceTime is coming to PC and Android via a web app

Apple FaceTime Android•
200+Engadget / 5h
When iOS 15 arrives later this year, it will come with some significant upgrades to FaceTime.

Apple Messages “Shared with You” ties iOS ecosystem together even tighter

SlashGear / 5h
Today Apple showed a bunch of new features coming to their Messages app and platform. With this new update, users will find deeper integration with other Apple apps, like Apple News, Music, and Photos. The new feature that drives these connections is called “Shared with You.” With Shared with You, you’ll find a new section of content in your Apple … Continue reading

Notifications and Focus in iOS 15 will supercharge Do Not Disturb and alerts

SlashGear / 5h
Apple is making notifications smarter, with new ways for alerts to be shown on the lock screen, as well as new Focus modes to filter through notifications depending on what you’re doing. The update will arrive in iOS 15, which Apple announced officially this morning at WWDC 2021. Rather than a single list of all your alerts, iOS 15 will … Continue reading

FaceTime gets cross-platform support in iOS 15

SlashGear / 5h
As expected, today Apple introduced iOS 15, and when talking about the improvements the new operating system will offer, Apple’s Craig Federighi started by talking about FaceTime. FaceTime is actually getting several major new features in iOS 15, but on top of that, it’s also getting some degree of cross-platform support through a new feature called FaceTime Links. First, though, … Continue readi

Master Temperature Control by Smoking a Cabbage First

Lifehacker / 5h
If your smoking experience is limited to inhaling stimulants, you might be intimidated by a cooking method that goes by the same name. If this sounds like you, I have a recommendation: Before you smoke a pork shoulder, ribs, or any other kind of meat, smoke a cabbage first. Read more...

This Yeston 'Waifu' Radeon 6700 XT GPU stinks...literally

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
In a world of aggressive RGB and aluminum, sometimes you just want a smelly anime graphics card to sooth your soul (and nose).

All the major features coming to iOS 15

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Mashable / 5h
iOS 15 has officially arrived Apple unveiled its latest operating system for iPhone at its online-only Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday. Even though the final version of the iPhone's operating system doesn't come out until this fall, the company still revealed all the new features we can expect. Here's are the major features coming to iOS 15 later this year: New FaceTime capabilities Now,

Apple refines iOS 15 notifications with Focus, Summary features

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TechCrunch / 5h
As part of the update to iOS 15, Apple will allow iPhone users to better customize how they want to be notified about incoming calls, texts or updates from apps based on their current status. With the new Focus feature instead of just silencing calls and notifications through Do Not Disturb, you’ll be able to set different types of notification preferences based on your status — like whether you’

Apple unveils iOS 15 with new features for FaceTime and better notifications

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TechCrunch / 5h
During the virtual keynote of WWDC , Apple shared the first details about iOS 15, the next major version of iOS that is going to be released later this year. There are four pillars with this year’s release: staying connected, focusing without distraction, using intelligence and exploring the world. “For many of us, our iPhones have become indispensable,” SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federigh

Twitter Bans Prominent Anti-Vaxxer and Conspiracy Theorist

Futurism / 5h
Banned Author and conspiracy theorist Naomi Wolf has been suspended indefinitely from Twitter after spreading anti-vaccine misinformation on the platform, the BBC reports . It’s a sign that social media platforms are finally starting to take vaccine-related misinformation seriously, despite allowing personalities like Wolf to disseminate dangerous and unfounded information for the entirety of the

iOS 15 release date, features, supported devices and everything coming to iPhone

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Starting off WWDC 2021, iOS 15 brings many improvements to the iPhone.

How to watch Loki: stream new Marvel series online from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Everybody's favorite antihero is trapped in a bureaucratic nightmare in this madcap Disney TV show. You can now watch Loki online thanks to Disney Plus.

Dell sued over 'unprecedented upgradeability' claim for Alienware laptop

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
A Dell customer is suing the company, alleging claims it made about the "unprecedented upgradeability" of its Alienware Area 51-m R1 laptop were "false and misleading."

Doctors urge delay to England GP data scrape

BBC News - Technology / 5h
GPs say more time is needed to warn patients about the transfer of their medical information to a database.

Mediocre Hotels’ Loyalty Program Delusions

One Mile at a Time / 5h
It goes without saying that the Aegon Mykonos saga has elicited quite some responses on both sides. A vast majority of people have made fair and reasonable points, though I’ve seen some comments about hotel loyalty program perks more generally, which I wanted to address. I’ve received dozens of messages from people who work at Marriott properties, and they’ve overwhelmingly been positive and from

Why You Should Plant Your Windowsill Scallions Instead of Leaving Them in Water

Lifehacker / 5h
Last summer, many of us learned to save our scallion butts, pop them in a glass of water, and watch as bright green shoots appeared before our eyes. This summer, we should definitely do it again—but this time, actually plant the sprouts in soil. Read more...

Rainbow Six: Quarantine has a new name

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Ubisoft has revealed that Rainbow Six: Quarantine has been renamed ahead of E3 2021.

Where is the Nintendo Switch Pro?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
We were expecting to see the Nintendo Switch Pro on June 3, but that date has since come and gone. So where is the new Nintendo Switch?

TPG reader question: What happens to your points and miles after a cardholder has died?

The Points Guy / 6h
Editor’s note: This article is part of a weekly column to answer your credit card questions. If you would like to ask us a question, tweet us at @thepointsguy , message us on Facebook or email us at . While we may not want to think about it, the death of a loved one means a host of logistical arrangements. For travelers, that can include what to do with a collection of point

Indiana Jones' 21 Most Endearing Moments in Raiders of the Lost Ark

100+Gizmodo / 6h
The hat. The whip. The ability to take a punch. It was 40 years ago this week that audiences fell in love with Indiana Jones’ best attributes in Raiders of the Lost Ark . Released June 12, 1981, this brainchild of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas (with plenty of Lawrence Kasdan, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy,… Read more...

Google Stadia is finally getting Android TV, Chromecast with Google TV support

SlashGear / 6h
Google today delivered some good news for Stadia users, revealing that the service will soon add compatibility with a pretty large number of Android TV devices. This compatibility won’t be shipping out until later this month, but when it arrives, it’ll first and foremost add Stadia support for the (relatively) new Chromecast with Google TV. Chromecast with Google TV launched … Continue reading

Here’s how Netflix could stream 8K TV shows

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The 8K Association reports that the kind of video encoding utilized by Netflix may offer a strategy for transferring 8K video manageably.

Nasty new malware abuses Windows containers to breach cloud environments

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
A first-of-its-kind cloud malware that attacks Kubernetes clusters hosted on Windows.

Bosch opens $1.2 billion chip plant in Germany

TechCrunch / 6h
Germany technology and parts supplier Robert Bosch opened a €1 billion ($1.2 billion) chip factory in Dresden, Germany on Monday, the single largest investment in the company’s history. The plant, which will mainly supply automotive customers, is a major signal that connected and electric vehicles are here to stay. “Regardless of which powertrain we talk about … always we need a semiconductor and

Facebook won't take a cut of creators' earnings until 2023

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Engadget / 6h
Mark Zuckerberg took a shot at Apple in his announcement.

Schumacher, Senna, and co-op multiplayer are new additions for F1 2021

Ars Technica / 6h
F1 2021 Enlarge / This year's installment of the official Formula 1 game, F1 2021 , arrives on PCs and consoles on July 16. (credit: Codemasters) If you've ever wanted to race with Formula 1 legends like Michael Schumacher or Ayrton Senna, your wish could come true later this summer—sort of. The iconic drivers and their driving styles have been put into F1 2021 , which arrives on consoles and PCs

Why All the Fury at Apple?

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NYT > Technology / 6h
Some developers are sick of Apple being a dictator. Apple says it’s protecting us. Let’s dissect this.

Fitbit's fitness trackers are on sale for up to 25% off ahead of Prime Day

Mashable / 6h
As of June 7, select Fitbit fitness trackers are on sale at Amazon and Walmart for up to 25% off: OUR TOP PICK: Fitbit Versa 3 — save $30 BEST VALUE: Fitbit Versa 2 — save $30 BEST FOR KIDS: Fitbit Ace 3 — save $20 Mustering up the energy to get outside and get more active is no small feat, especially after being stuck inside for over a year. The couch has been pretty good to you up until this po

How Long It Takes to Start Enjoying Exercise, According to Reddit

Lifehacker / 6h
Exercise isn’t always fun, and if you’re doing it to benefit your health or to support a weight-loss goal, it may feel like an awful chore. “People who enjoy exercise, when and how did you start to like it?” u/DaylightChampion asks in one of many reddit threads on the subject. Here are some of the answers. Read more...

Burning Satellites Could Accidentally Geoengineer the Earth

Futurism / 6h
Mega Consternation In the coming years, Earth’s orbit is going to get a lot more crowded. Whether it’s the tens of thousands of satellites SpaceX plans to launch as part of its Starlink megaconstellation, or the similar projects dubbed “ Starnet ,” by China and Project Kuiper by Amazon, there’s about to be a whole lot of metal in the sky. And when those satellites inevitably die and come down to

The FDA Just Approved a Controversial Alzheimer's Drug

Gizmodo / 6h
The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the drug aducanumab as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, the first ever intended to slow the progression of the incurable dementia. The go-ahead marks a rare case in which the FDA went against the recommendations of the outside panel it solicited for advice, who… Read more...

WordPress ecosystem racks up more than half a trillion in revenue

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The WordPress platform, powering 41% of websites, represents a massive yet overlooked online economy.

Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop is now Azure Virtual Desktop

TechCrunch / 6h
As remote work became the default for many companies during the pandemic, it’s maybe no surprise that services like Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop, which gives users access to a fully managed Windows 10 desktop experience from virtually anywhere, saw a lot of interest from large enterprises and a new crop of small businesses that suddenly had to find ways to better support their remote worke

We're Liveblogging the WWDC 2021 Keynote Right Here

Gizmodo / 6h
For the second year in a row, Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote will be all virtual. And while we miss the rush of a swarm of developers and journalists swarming Cupertino, that won’t stop us from liveblogging the hell out of this keynote from the comfort of our couches. Read more...

Paytm, India’s most valuable startup, confirms plan for an IPO

TechCrunch / 6h
Paytm, India’s most valuable startup , confirmed to its shareholders and employees on Monday that it plans to file for an IPO. In a letter to shareholders and employees, Paytm said that it plans to raise money by issuing fresh equity in the IPO, and also sell existing shareholders’ shares at the event. The startup has offered its employees the option to sell their stakes in the firm. This is the

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga release date, trailers, news and gameplay

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
More brick for your buck as Lego Star Wars returns in an all-new, revamped take on the franchise.

Google Stadia games come to Android TV, Chromecast, and even more OLED TVs

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
A host of Android TV and Google TV devices are getting Stadia support at last, as of June 23 this year.

This SPAC is betting that a British healthcare company can shake up the US market

TechCrunch / 6h
Welcome back to the week, and welcome back to The Exchange. Robinhood has yet to file its IPO, so we’re looking at other companies in the meantime. Today it’s Babylon Health, a British healthtech company that is pursuing a U.S. listing via a blank-check company, or SPAC. You have questions. I have questions. We’ll get to some answers. But before we do, we wanted to note that Anna and I are lookin

Zuckerberg blasts Apple in creators pitch for Facebook’s new Patreon rival

Facebook 2023 Apple•
SlashGear / 6h
Facebook plans to take on Substack, Patreon, and other creator platforms, with Mark Zuckerberg announcing that the social network’s independent news product will be free for those using it to publish. Facebook had previously made its paid online events, fan subscriptions, and badges free to use by creators, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Zuckerberg confirmed, that strategy is going to … Con

2K and Gearbox to reveal new title at Summer Game Fest and we may already know what it is

SlashGear / 6h
While E3 2021 is slated to kick off later this week, Summer Game Fest will be starting right alongside it. Summer Game Fest is promising its share of big reveals and gaming news, and today we’re getting a teaser for one such reveal. As it turns out, Gearbox and 2K Games will be stopping by Summer Game Fest’s event on … Continue reading

New York Turns to Smart Thermometers for Disease Detection in Schools

NYT > Technology / 6h
The technology company Kinsa will distribute as many as 100,000 internet-connected thermometers through the city’s elementary schools.

When and where can I ride an e-scooter legally?

1KBBC News - Technology / 6h
London is the latest UK city to trial e-scooters - which the government hopes will be a more environmentally-friendly way to travel.

Shadow and Bone Comes Back to the Fold for Season 2

300+Gizmodo / 6h
Like the Darking himself, the Grishaverse lives another day. Netflix has announced that season two of the TV adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s fantasy novels has been summoned out of the darkness. Read more...

Support small businesses at Amazon and get $10 to spend on Prime Day

Mashable / 6h
Spend $10, save $10 on Prime Day: From June 7 to June 20, spending $10 at select small businesses at Amazon gets you a $10 credit to spend later. At its core, Prime Day is a shopping holiday invented by Amazon specifically to get customers to hurl money at Amazon — er, more than usual. The event attracts a hearty portion of some 200 million Amazon Prime members (including people who sign up just

Stadia is coming to Chromecast with Google TV on June 23rd

Stadia Chromecast Google•
Engadget / 6h
The game streaming service is also on the way to NVIDIA Shield TV and other Android TV devices.

Google Pixel phones can now shoot Night Sight videos

Google Pixel June Folder•
Engadget / 6h
In its latest feature drop, Google is bringing things like Locked Folder in Photos and Night Sight videos to Pixel phones.

The Pilots Who Found Themselves Without A Side Business During The Pandemic [Roundup]

View from the Wing / 6h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

iPhone 13 Pro Max leak tips long life with one catch

SlashGear / 6h
The latest iPhone 13 leak suggests that the battery life of the newest, most massive smartphone will be absurdly long. It’s not necessarily because of the latest version of iOS on its own, or the literal size of the battery on its own – but it could be a mix of the two. This latest rumor suggests that the newest … Continue reading

New Google Pixel Feature Lets You Lock Away Your Private Photos

Gizmodo / 6h
The new Locked Folder in Google Photos, which the company debuted at its developer conference last month, is officially rolling out today. It’s part of the latest feature drop for Pixel users, which includes a new way to take a video of the night sky, plus better copy and paste in Gboard and a Digital Wellbeing mode… Read more...

Get a head start on Prime Day deals with these Amazon devices on sale

Mashable / 6h
Eager to shop early Prime Day deals? Check out these top sales on Amazon devices as of June 7: OUR TOP PICK: Ring Video Doorbell Wired bundle with Echo Dot — Save $54.99 BEST FOR A STRONG WIFI CONNECTION: Eero 6 dual-band mesh Wi-Fi 6 router — Save $46 BEST FOR KEEPING AN EYE ON THINGS: Blink Mini Indoor Security Camera — Save $15 Even though Prime Day isn't officially until June 21 and 22 , Amaz

June Pixel feature drop brings astrolapse video and Locked Folders

SlashGear / 7h
Google is releasing its Pixel June 2021 feature drop today, delivering some of the new options that it previewed at I/O 2021 last month. One big addition is an upgrade to Google Photos that adds a locked folder, so that images you don’t want anybody else to gain access to can be secured behind a password. While there are some … Continue reading

Google, Microsoft set aside rivalry to build more secure browser extensions

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Google, Microsoft, Apple and Mozilla have created the WECG to enhance the security and performance of browser extensions.

Google Pays $270 Million to Settle Antitrust Charges in France

NYT > Technology / 7h
The tech giant, which is facing similar scrutiny in the U.S., also said it would make changes to increase transparency of its online ad systems.

Paramount+ Launches $5 Tier With Ads to Undercut HBO Max

Gizmodo / 7h
HBO Max just debuted a more affordable pricing tier with ads , and now Paramount+ is following suit with a new Essential plan that starts at just $5 per month. Read more...

Antitrust settlement forces Google to revamp ad platform

Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge (credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images ) Google is paying a $268 million fine and, in a first, has agreed to overhaul its advertising platform to settle an antitrust probe in France. After a two-year investigation, the French Competition Authority found that Google had used its ad-management platform for publishers to bolster its ad marketplace, where publishers sell inventory in real time. “Go

This carbon nanotube “reactor” could one day power microscopic robots

SlashGear / 7h
Tiny carbon nanotubes that can generate energy simply through bobbing in a special liquid could one day be a breakthrough power source for micro-robotics or even smaller devices, researchers at MIT say. The approach could also provide a new and far more efficient source of electricity for electrochemistry, tapping power from the environment to make chemical conversions that rely less … Continue r

Get the Most Out of Stargazing With These Apps

Lifehacker / 7h
Gazing upward at a sky free of light pollution to witness something like an annular eclipse is one thing , but on occasion, you need to orchestrate your stargazing plans with finer details. You may have bought a telescope thinking it’d be easy to use, but perhaps it hasn’t enabled you to ogle the surface of Jupiter in… Read more...

YouTube infrastructure is shifting from private datacenters to Google Cloud

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Google hopes the migration will help its cloud platform earn bragging rights.

4 women in engineering discuss harassment, isolation and perseverence

TechCrunch / 7h
Women engineers often face workplace and career challenges that their male colleagues don’t because they remain a minority in the profession: Depending on how you count, women make up just 13% to 25% of engineering jobs. That inequity leads to a power imbalance, which can lead to toxic working environments. One of the more infamous and egregious examples is Susan Fowler’s experience at Uber . In

The Eero 6 WiFi router is 35 percent off ahead of Prime Day

Engadget / 7h
Amazon Prime members can save big on Eero 6 WiFi routers ahead of Prime Day 2021.

Back 4 Blood release date, cross-play, beta, trailers and characters

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Back 4 Blood is a new cooperative first-person shooter from the creators of the Left 4 Dead franchise. Here’s everything you need to know.

Starfield hopes and dreams: 5 things we want in Bethesda's space epic

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Starfield is all the rage but little is actually known. Here's what we're hoping to see in Bethesda's next big RPG.

Amazon furniture assembly workers report poor training and tight schedules

Engadget / 7h
A few months ago, reports indicated that Amazon was piloting a new service where its delivery drivers not only dropped off products — they'd also assemble things like furniture, appliances and other large items. Given Amazon's problems keeping its workers safe and happy, it's not surprising that this program sounds like it's off to a rough start.

Amazon returns 'spend 10, save 10' promotion ahead of Prime Day deals

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Amazon has brought its popular 'spend 10, save 10' offer back, so you can start saving up some cash ahead of this year's Prime Day deals.

Hinge, Tinder, OkCupid encourage UK daters to show COVID-19 vaccination status

Mashable / 7h
Dating apps in the UK have teamed up with Downing Street to let users display their COVID-19 vaccination status in profiles. Hinge, Tinder, and OkCupid have all announced they're supporting the UK government to encourage singles to share if they've been vaccinated for the coronavirus or are soon to be, with each app offering up rewards like Roses, Super Likes, and Boosts for participants. Tinder

A Rare Flower Is Screwing Up Plans for a Nevada Lithium Mine

Gizmodo / 7h
Last week brought some good news for an at-risk desert flower. The Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it will propose listing the Tiehm’s buckwheat flower, a cute little puffball-style plant with yellow-orange petals, as an endangered species. But doing so could make it harder to mine lithium, a key metal for… Read more...

How to Use Your Android Phone as a Bluetooth Mouse or Keyboard

How-To Geek / 7h
You can use an Android device as a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard without installing anything on the connected device. This works for Windows, Macs, Chromebooks, smart TVs, and nearly any platform you could pair with a regular Bluetooth keyboard or mouse. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Grab some great tech bargains at Virgin Megastore

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
From smartphones to laptops, we’ve rounded up some great deals to shop online

These iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max deals start at only £41 a month

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max deals are often very expensive but these offers from Sky help bring the costs way down.

AirPods who? Try out these JBL earbuds — they're $30 off ahead of Prime Day.

Mashable / 7h
SAVE $30: JBL's Tune earbuds are a great alternative to Apple's AirPods — they're $30 off at Amazon ahead of Prime Day. Prime Day is always a great time to pick up a pair of headphones — they're almost certainly going to be a hot-ticket item this year, with plenty of big discounts incoming. Some are already here, in fact, and if you're feeling impatient while waiting for June 21, we've got you co

OnePlus Nord N200 will offer 5G and a full HD 90Hz screen for less than $250

Engadget / 7h
OnePlus has teased the Nord N200, revealing that it will include 5G and a 90Hz display on par with more expensive models.

Powerful RedMagic 6R Gaming Phone Costs Just $500, Arrives In U.S. June 24th

How-To Geek / 7h
First announced in May, the RedMagic 6R will arrive in the U.S. on June 24th for just $500. It’s one of the most affordable handsets to run a Snapdragon 888 processor and packs a ton of gaming-centric features, like 400Hz digital shoulder triggers. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Greece’s (Unfair?) Reputation For Bad Service

One Mile at a Time / 7h
I’m just wrapping up a lengthy trip to Greece. I’ve been to Greece several times, and I think it might just be my favorite country in the world to travel to in the summer, thanks primarily to the incredible scenery, climate, and food. In this post I wanted to address what I consider to be a common misconception about traveling to Greece. I’m curious if OMAAT readers agree or disagree. Greece has

Improve your writing with this award-winning productivity software package

Engadget / 7h
The ProWritingAid Lifetime Subscription Bundle includes an app that gives you stylistic advice.

Hoping for new MacBooks at WWDC 2021? Perhaps prepare for disappointment

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Latest nugget from rumor mill casts doubt on whether Apple will actually reveal any new laptops.

iPhone 13 Pro again rumored to come in a matte black shade

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
We've heard more about the matte black shade that the iPhone 13 Pro might land in, and also about a camera feature.

Google Pixel 6 next-level leaks begin with a gray back

SlashGear / 8h
A radically close look at the new Google Pixel 6 was revealed today courtesy of a 3rd-party case-maker. The Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro was not yet revealed by Google at the point at which this set of images was first released. In this new set of images, we see the back set of cameras in a … Continue reading

WandaVision VFX Breakdown Pieces Together Vision's Marvelous Visage

Gizmodo / 8h
Though Marvel’s WandaVision ’s first few episodes evoked the aesthetics of previous eras of TV by relying on a variety of practical effects, one of the most impressive things about the Disney+ show is how the vast majority of its shots featuring Vision required a sizable amount of modern technology you’re not meant to… Read more...

Carnival will restart US cruises out of Texas in July

The Points Guy / 8h
This is the kind of good news we love sharing: Carnival Cruise Line announced today that it’s restarting its U.S. cruise operations. The line will return to the Port of Galveston on July 3. Carnival Vista will begin sailing first followed by Carnival Breeze on July 15. This signals the cruise line’s come back to U.S. cruising after a 15-month shutdown due to COVID-19 concerns and limits mandated

Twitter may lose legal protections in India if it doesn't follow new rules

Engadget / 8h
The technology ministry reportedly gave Twitter a final warning.

FDA Approves “Game-Changer” Weight Loss Drug

100+Futurism / 8h
On Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new weight-loss drug for the first time since 2014. And that’s a big deal: around 70 percent of adults in the US are either overweight or obese — meaning this treatment, if it holds up as an effective non-surgical approach to losing weight, could have significant public health implications. The drug, called semaglutide and made by Da

E3 2021 PC Gaming Show dated and detailed: What we expect

SlashGear / 8h
We already know that E3 2021 will be home to a number of reveal livestreams hosted by the industry’s biggest publishers, but it isn’t an E3 without the PC Gaming Show. Today, we got confirmation that the PC Gaming Show will be returning once again for E3 2021. Not only that, but the event’s organizers also revealed some of the … Continue reading

Twitter is about to launch Super Follows - but what is it?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
After private testing, Super Follows looks to launch very soon on Twitter.

Select Prime Video movies are up to 50% off thanks to this Prime Day deal

Mashable / 8h
Save up to 50%: As of June 7, save up to 50% on movies and shows on Prime Video in this early Prime Day deal. Prime Day is like Amazon's personal Black Friday, and while the two-day event doesn't officially start until June 21, we're already seeing early Prime Day deals roll out. And it's not just hard goods getting the sale treatment — as of June 7, movies and shows on Prime Video are up to 50%

Pinterest adds a Shopping List feature to round up your saved products

TechCrunch / 8h
Pinterest has long positioned itself a source for inspiration that could ultimately lead to online purchases. And over the years, it has worked on features to better connect consumers with the products and services they want to buy, like shoppable pins, visual search, AR try-on , product recommendations and more. Today, the company is rolling out another feature aimed at turning users’ saved Pins

Nigeria orders broadcasting media to disregard Twitter as news source

TechCrunch / 8h
Nigeria’s broadcast regulator, the National Broadcasting Commission, has ordered all broadcasting stations in the country to suspend their use of Twitter . The directive was issued Monday morning, and the broadcasting stations include TV and radio platforms in the country. “In compliance to the above directive, broadcasting stations are hereby advised to de-install Twitter handles and desist from

Equity Monday: Jeff’s going to space, and everyone wants a piece of Flipkart

TechCrunch / 8h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here and myse

New technology connects cities with real-time digital ‘portals’

100+The Points Guy / 8h
While travel is still heavily restricted, the cities of Vilnius, Lithuania, and Lublin, Poland, have become better connected through means of technology. New digital portals allow those in both cities to view a real-time glimpse into each other. Developed by Portal , the two circular “doors” have been installed in both city centers. Near the main Vilnius train station, Portal’s real-time look-in

Totally Rated: Dying Light 2 shambles toward a late 2021 release

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
On this week's Totally Rated episode, it's games galore with Dying Light 2, Sonic Colors: Ultimate and Horizon Forbidden West rounding out our coverage.

RIP Cobby, Oldest Male Chimp in the U.S., a 'Charismatic and Compassionate Leader'

200+Gizmodo / 8h
One of the world’s longest-lived chimpanzees has died. Officials at the San Francisco Zoo announced Sunday that Cobby the chimp passed away this weekend at the ripe old age of 63. Cobby was the oldest male chimp living in an accredited North American zoo. Read more...

Jeff Bezos is heading to space in his own rocket

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has announced his plans to travel aboard Blue Origin’s first human space flight.

How to View and Restore Old Versions of PowerPoint Files

How-To Geek / 8h
Microsoft PowerPoint lets you view and switch to older versions of your presentations. If you accidentally deleted something important and it got overwritten in PowerPoint, here’s how to restore it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Amex is closing the Centurion Lounge in Los Angeles until later this year

The Points Guy / 8h
You’ll have one less airport lounge to enjoy when traveling through the nation’s busiest West Coast airport. On Monday, June 7, Amex shuttered its flagship Los Angeles Centurion Lounge until later this year. The issuer cites “building repairs” as the reason for the temporary closure. In a statement shared with TPG, Amex said that “the Centurion Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport is tempo

Email marketing guru iContact acquires Moz for undisclosed sum

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Moz and iContact Marketing say their shared values helped to make the deal a reality.

The Instant Pot Duo Nova is down to $69 right now

Engadget / 8h
Save big on the 6-quart Instant Post Duo Nova at BuyDig.

Apple WWDC 2021: How to watch today and what to expect

SlashGear / 8h
It’s the biggest week of the year for Apple developers, and though the WWDC 2021 keynote kicking off today may not be happening as an in-person event, that doesn’t mean the excitement levels are any less. An opportunity for Apple to cast its spotlight on the next versions of iOS, macOS, iPadOS, and more, this year’s WWDC could also be … Continue reading

Amazon Battles Mukesh Ambani for India's E-Commerce Future

200+NYT > Technology / 8h
The American company sees big potential in the country’s nascent e-commerce market. Both sides view a troubled grocery store chain as the key to success.

Mendel raises $18M to tease out data structure from medicine’s disparate document trove

TechCrunch / 8h
The medical industry is sitting on a huge trove of data, but in many cases it can be a challenge to realize the value of it because that data is unstructured and in disparate places. Today, a startup called Mendel , which has built an AI platform both to ingest and bring order to that body of information, is announcing $18 million in funding to continue its growth and to build out what it describ

Amazon Echo Buds plummet to lowest price in early Prime Day deal

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
This Amazon Echo Buds deal saves you £70 on the wireless earbuds ahead of Prime Day 2021.

WhatsApp is getting a crafty new way to verify your identity

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
WhatsApp is developing a new feature that will make logging into the service simpler on Android.

How to watch WWDC 2021

Apple WWDC 2021 Keynote•
Engadget / 8h
Apple is delivering its WWDC 2021 keynote at 1PM ET — here's how to watch live, and to check out Engadget's post-event stream.

Delta Passengers Held 3 Hours On A Plane The FBI Thought Might Have A Bomb

View from the Wing / 8h
Passengers from Delta flight 1223 from Atlanta to Jacksonville, Florida were held on their plane in Jacksonville for 3 hours in the middle of the night after landing, and then questioned for over an hour after that, after the FAA received a bomb threat. Continue reading ...

Endua creates hydrogen-powered clean energy storage, using tech from Australia’s national science agency

TechCrunch / 8h
Hydrogen-based generators are an environmentally friendly alternative to ones powered by diesel fuel. But many rely on solar, hydro or wind power, which aren’t available all the time. Brisbane-based Endua is making hydrogen-based power generators more accessible by using electrolysis to create more hydrogen and storing it for long-term use. The startup’s technology was developed at CSIRO, Austral

How to Use Alexa to Pay for Gas

How-To Geek / 8h
You can pay for gas using Alexa at more than 12,000 Exxon and Mobil gas stations across the USA. All you need is an Alexa-powered device and the phrase “Hey Alexa, pay for gas.” Now, it’s as easy to fill up your tank as it is to turn on all the lights in your home. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple paid woman millions after iPhone technicans posted explicit photos online

400+Engadget / 8h
Apple paid a woman millions after contracted iPhone technicians posted explicit photos of her online.

3 ways to experience New York City, whether you’re on a budget or have money to burn

The Points Guy / 8h
Few destinations on Earth have a reputation quite like New York City , which may be as well-known for its Broadway productions and iconic skyscrapers as it is for its eye-watering prices. Though it’s certainly possible to spend upwards of a thousand dollars per night on just a few hundred square feet, there is a Big Apple vacation that’s possible no matter how economical or infinite the budget. A

Google fined €220m in France over advertising abuse

French Google France•
BBC News - Technology / 9h
Technology giant Google was fined by France's competition watchdog for abusing its market position.

Jeff Bezos Says He’s Going to Space in About a Month

Amazon Bezos Blue Origin•
1KFuturism / 9h
Edge of Space Just two weeks after officially stepping down as Amazon’s CEO on July 5, Jeff Bezos is ready for a vacation to the edge of space. Next month, the second richest man in the world will be rocketing to space on board a New Shepard spacecraft built by his space tourism company Blue Origin , the billionaire announced on Instagram on Sunday. “Ever since I was five years old, I’ve dreamed

Now you can get OnStar Guardian even if you don’t drive a GM car

SlashGear / 9h
GM’s OnStar is expanding beyond the car, with OnStar Guardian safety features now available for anybody willing to subscribe – regardless of which automaker’s fob is on their keychain. Launched last year, OnStar Guardian brings services like crash detection to a smartphone, though until now you’d need to be a GM vehicle driver to access it. From today, though, anybody … Continue reading

Tokyo Olympics becomes the latest victim of the Fujitsu hackers

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Data was taken from the Japanese government’s cybersecurity agency as part of Fujitsu hack.

Celebrate Pride Month with this excellent free PC and Xbox game giveaway

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Dontnod is celebrating Pride Month by giving one of its episodic adventure games for free on PC and Xbox - here's how you can get it.

Global smartphone market continues rebound with 26% Q1 bump

TechCrunch / 9h
There are more signs of the global smartphone market righting the ship after a disastrous 2020. New figures from Gartne r point to 26% increase in global sales year over year for the first quarter of 2021. The overall increase is an impressive one, though it comes after a couple of years of market slowdown, followed by a step drop amid the pandemic. Manufacturers got hit from all sides last year.

Richest Man on Earth to Become Richest Man in Space

Gizmodo / 9h
For the past month, Blue Origin has been auctioning off a ride to space. Previously billed as just an open “seat” on a “crewed trip.” Now, Jeff Bezos has slipped a little detail in the mix: he and his brother Mark will be coming. You would have thought they would have mentioned that earlier? Would have been nice. The… Read more...

Astra to acquire electric in-space propulsion company Apollo Fusion

TechCrunch / 9h
Astra, the space launch startup with plans to go public via a SPAC merger , will acquire electric propulsion maker Apollo Fusion, the company said Monday. Electric propulsion systems are effective at moving spacecraft from lower to higher orbits, even to the moon, Astra Chief Engineer Benjamin Lyon said in a blog post Monday, pointing to Astra’s plans beyond missions to Earth’s orbit. Under the t

5 things I’ve learned now that travel is back

The Points Guy / 9h
In case you missed it, U.S. domestic travel is back. I recently returned back to Baltimore after a trip to visit my family in San Antonio. I had a 7:25 p.m. Southwest Airlines flight on Sunday, May 9 out of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). I returned on Tuesday, May 25 on a 3:25 p.m. flight from San Antonio International Airport (SAT). My departures and arrivals

How to Share Folders, Files, and Documents on Google Drive

How-To Geek / 9h
Using Google Drive, you can share Docs, Sheets, and Slides documents with up to 100 people at the same time with just a link. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

These Charities Will Pick Up Your Donations (Including Furniture)

How-To Geek / 9h
Spring might have put you in cleaning mode, but it’s never a bad time to declutter your home. If you donate items, it not only makes the process much easier, but you can make a difference, to boot! Below are some organizations that will pick up everything from clothes and toys to furniture. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

You Should Absolutely Freeze a Baked Sweet Potato Into a Popsicle

400+Lifehacker / 9h
Even before I saw the Eater article on the majesty of frozen sweet potatoes, I knew I had to try one. I have been following Chef George Lee on Instagram for months now, and his account is packed with genius tips and delicious, incidentally vegan recipes. (Just look at this stunning display of cabbage .) Read more...

The best POS system for your business in 2021

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Look no further for the best POS system solutions available today: we’ve done all the research and found the best POS systems for retail, hospitality, and more.

Updates From Doctor Strange 2, Loki, and More

Gizmodo / 9h
The Toxic Avenger may have found its villain. Get a glimpse of Diggle’s return on Batwoman . Filming beings on Evil Dead Rise . Plus, new clips from Luca , and what’s to come on Legends of Tomorrow . To me, my spoilers! Read more...

United Airlines Requiring New Employees To Get Vaccinated

100+One Mile at a Time / 9h
As noted by Brian Sumers , United Airlines has become the latest airline to make vaccination mandatory for new employees, while also giving existing employees a strong incentive to get vaccinated. United requiring vaccines for new staff As of June 15, 2021, United Airlines will require all new employees based in the United States to provide proof of vaccination. As it’s explained in a memo to emp

Honor 50 Series teased and you may feel deja-vu

SlashGear / 9h
Honor has begun teasing its newest flagship smartphone, the Honor 50 Series, ahead of its full reveal later this month, and you’d be forgiven for feeling a sense of deja-vu right about now. The new handset has a distinctive double-circle camera system on the rear, strongly reminiscent of the aesthetic Huawei teased us with last week of its own P50 … Continue reading

Should You Renew Your Music Streaming Service or Switch to a Competitor?

Lifehacker / 9h
Since most music streaming companies offer free one-month trials, it’s easy to sign up or switch between services to give different ones a try without paying for it. But with all the options out there — and there are many — how do you pick the right one? Here’s a look at the big players, their various tiers and costs, and… Read more...

Jeff Bezos says he will fly into space next month

Amazon Bezos Blue Origin•
100+Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / Jeff Bezos speaking at the unveiling of the Blue Origin New Shepard system during the Space Symposium on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (credit: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has revealed on Instagram that he plans to fly on Blue Origin's first human spaceflight next month. "I want to go on this flight because it's a thing I've wanted to do all my life,

The Incredible, Absurd World of Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

Wired / 9h
The update has been a long time coming, and if you haven't played, now's the time. We asked Robert Kurvitz, the game's designer, if he’s finally satisfied with it.

Nadal vs Sinner live stream: how to watch French Open 2021 tennis for free and from anywhere today

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Here's how to watch French Open tennis online and get a Nadal vs Sinner live stream, as the King of Clay faces a teenager who's earned comparisons with the tennis legend.

Anova's Precision Cooker Pro is $200 off at Amazon

Engadget / 9h
Save $200 on Anova's Precision Cooker Pro sous vide at Amazon.

Live from Apple’s WWDC 2021 keynote

Apple WWDC 2021 Keynote•
TechCrunch / 10h
And we’re back. Well, not back-back. But we’re here in the San Jose McEnery Convention Center of the mind. The parking is awful and the hotels all got booked up five months ago, so we’re taking the CalTrain in from Redwood City (of the mind). We’ve got a full house at this morning’s virtual kick-off to Apple’s annual developer conference. And good thing, too. It’s shaping up to be a packed event.

Indian giant Tata Digital to invest $75 million in fitness startup CureFit

TechCrunch / 10h
Tata Digital, a subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Tata Sons, said on Monday it has signed a deal to invest up to $75 million in fitness startup CureFit. As part of the deal, CureFit co-founder and chief executive Mukesh Bansal will join Tata Digital as President and also continue in his role at the Bangalore-headquartered startup. Monday’s investment is the salt-to-steel giant’s latest effort to

AMD Ryzen 3 5300G overclocks like a champ – but you still can’t buy one

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The entry-level APU of the Cezanne family was pushed to 5.6GHz, no less (with some exotic cooling).

Researchers image the human brain using ultrasonic sound and laser light

SlashGear / 10h
Researchers from Caltech and the University of Southern California have demonstrated a new technology that is able to image the human brain using laser light and ultrasonic sound waves. The technology is known as photoacoustic computerized tomography or PACT. Previous versions of PACT technology have been used to image the internal structure of a rat in a laboratory. PACT can … Continue reading

The 3rd generation Haval H6 now available in South Africa

Popular Mechanics / 10h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

WWDC 2021: Apple Music Spatial Audio event set to follow keynote

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
We could be about to learn more about Apple Music's Spatial Audio feature after today's WWDC keynote.

Apple employees rally against office working plan

3KBBC News - Technology / 10h
Staff are pushing back against Tim Cook's declaration that most working days need to be at the office.

Jeff Bezos is going to space

SlashGear / 10h
Jeff Bezos will be aboard Blue Origin’s first human flight, the Amazon billionaire has confirmed today, an audacious nod to the confidence he has in his company’s spacecraft. Bezos will be joined by his brother, Mark Bezos, aboard New Shepard when it launches on July 20, 2021. “Ever since I was five years old, I’ve dreamed of traveling to space,” … Continue reading

GitHub reveals cunning plan to identify malware and exploits hosted on platform

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
GitHub collates feedback from the cybersecurity community to prevent its use in malicious campaigns.

Jeff Bezos and his brother will fly on Blue Origin's first tourist flight

Amazon Bezos Blue Origin•
200+Engadget / 10h
Jeff Bezos and his brother Mark will be on board Blue Origin's first suborbital tourist flight.

How to Enable Chrome OS 91's Hidden Experimental Features

Lifehacker / 10h
If you’ve updated to Chrome OS 91, there are a few hidden features you can turn on, including a new trash can folder and a more convenient interface for progressive web apps. There’s also a way to manually enable Chrome OS’s Live Captions for users who don’t have it yet. Read more...

How to Automatically Change Google Chrome’s New Tab Background

How-To Geek / 10h
Given how often we open new tabs in Google Chrome, it’s easy to get bored of any single background image. Luckily, Chrome allows you to automatically switch the new tab page’s wallpaper every day. Here’s how to set it up. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Here’s how a last-minute award trip to Italy got me halfway to Delta Silver status

The Points Guy / 10h
On May 14, Delta announced tourists would be welcome on COVID-19-tested flights to Italy starting May 16. TPG asked if I’d want to be one of the first American tourists to fly to Italy on a COVID-19-tested flight . I was more than happy to take a short-notice trip to Italy, so TPG redeemed Delta SkyMiles to book my last-minute flights. As an American Airlines Executive Platinum elite , I haven’t

2021 Kia Niro EV gets more tech and safety kit without the price hike

SlashGear / 10h
The 2021 Kia Niro EV remains available with a host of new tech upgrades and more safety features. And unlike the price hikes usually associated with new car models, the 2021 Kia Niro EV remains as affordable as last year’s model. The latest Kia Niro EV EX model still has a $40,265 base price (including $1,175 destination fees), while the … Continue reading

Nintendo Switch Pro: 5 questions we need answered about the next-gen Switch

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
If Nintendo can give answers to these burning questions, we'll be throwing money at Bowser's feet.

Vivo Y73 launch officially set for June 10

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The newest smartphone Vivo Y73 launch India launch has been officially set for June 10 at 12 noon. Here's a look at the expected specs and leaks.

Lufthansa First Class Returns To The United States!

300+One Mile at a Time / 10h
In November 2020, Lufthansa cut first class on all routes to the United States . For well over six months, Lufthansa hasn’t sold a single first class seat to the USA, which would have been unthinkable pre-pandemic. In a further sign of a (slow) return to normal, that will finally be changing as of this week. Lufthansa 747-8s (with first class) return to the USA! This week Lufthansa will once agai

NASA shoots tardigrades into space to help improve astronaut health

SlashGear / 10h
Tardigrades are found on every continent of the planet and can survive some of the most extreme environments on earth. Tardigrades, also known as water bears, are tiny microscopic creatures with eight legs resembling a bear under the microscope. The tiny creatures can survive some extremely harsh conditions, and NASA wants to understand how they can tolerate these environments. NASA … Continue re

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE could be cheaper than you thought

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Reports suggest the Galaxy S21 FE could be better specced than the Galaxy S21 and could be even cheaper than the Galaxy S20 FE

Global smartphone sales grew 26% in 1st Quarter - But not everything is rosy

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
After a steep decline in 2020, global smartphone sales to end users grew 26% in the first quarter of 2021, according to Gartner. Overall worldwide mobile phone sales to end users grew 22% year over year.

Can't wait for Dying Light 2? Here's a great new reason to revisit the original

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Dying Light's Hellraid DLC is expanding thanks to a free new content drop.

Audible Prime Day deals come early in the UK with 3-months for 99p and 2-for-1 sale

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Don't wait until Amazon Prime Day to score yourself an Audible deal - there are already fantastic promos right now in the UK.

The Matrix 4 gets another confirmed cast member

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
New reports suggest yet another A-lister will appear in The Matrix 4.

Global chip shortage could soon drive up the price of smartphones

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The price of smartphones could rise as bottlenecks in the semiconductor industry affect availability.

Courteney Cox shares a star-studded musical 'Friends' tribute for Lisa Kudrow

Mashable / 10h
Friends in-jokes really are the gift that keeps on giving. It's been a couple weeks now since Friends: The Reunion finally aired, but although the gang have gone their separate ways again, they're still finding ways to reminisce with each other online. The latest moment of Instagram-based bonding? This ridiculously star-studded singalong led by Courteney Cox, referencing the moment from the show

The Station: Aurora gets closer to a SPAC deal, Spin’s new strategy and Waymo One app numbers

TechCrunch / 10h
The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox . Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. We are days away from TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 , a one-day virtual event sche

Qantas Infiltrated By Organized Crime According To Leaked Government Report

View from the Wing / 10h
An Australian government intelligence operation has determined that Qantas has been infiltrated by organized crime with up to 150 employees linked to criminal gangs in an effort to smuggle drugs into the country, and for other nefarious purposes. Continue reading ...

What Is Peak Brightness?

How-To Geek / 10h
With high dynamic range (HDR) now coming as standard on most new TVs, you might have heard the term “peak brightness” used to describe display performance or image quality. So what is peak brightness, how is it measured, and what does it tell you? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Everything Coming to Netflix the Week of June 7, 2021

How-To Geek / 10h
This week, Netflix gives viewers vampires, a docuseries about fried food, and the second part of a popular series about a thief. Of course, this week’s offerings don’t match the volume of last week’s beginning-of-the-month drop, but it makes up for it in quality. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

How to Accept Donations on Your Website

How-To Geek / 10h
Accepting donations online is a big way for people to make money. Whether you’re a nonprofit looking to crowdfund, a startup looking to grow, or an open-source software project looking for support, you’ll want a way for people to donate from your website. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Could We Live Under the Sea?

Gizmodo / 11h

How to Capture and Share Gaming Footage From Your Windows PC

Gizmodo / 11h
If you’ve invested in a decent gaming PC, you’ll probably want to capture and share some of the highs and lows of your gaming exploits. If you haven’t gotten started yet, we’re here to introduce a few of the best software options available to you right now. Read more...

China's Quiet Ecommerce Giant Thrives on Fresh Produce

Wired / 11h
Pinduoduo, which recently passed Alibaba as the shopping site with the most customers, connects 12 million farmers to more than 800 million users.

A New Way to Shape Metal Nanoparticles—With a Magnetic Field

500+Wired / 11h
Making the tiny nanoparticles used in everything from electronics to paint isn't easy. But a new experiment creates order out of chaos.

Roku streamers fall to all-time lows at Amazon

Engadget / 11h
Roku's connected TV devices for video streaming are down to record low prices at Amazon.

Naspers co-leads $14.5M extension round in mobility startup WhereIsMyTransport

TechCrunch / 11h
Many people in emerging markets depend on informal public transport to move across cities . But while there are ride-hailing and bus-hailing applications in some of these cities, there’s a dire need for journey-planning apps to improve mobility for users and reduce the time they spend commuting . South African-founded startup WhereIsMyTransport is one such company filling that gap for now. Today,

Jeff Bezos is off to space with his brother, joins Blue Origin flight

Amazon Bezos Blue Origin•
Mashable / 11h
Jeff Bezos is set to be personally launched into space with his brother this summer. The Blue Origin CEO and former Amazon CEO announced he would be flying aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft , inviting his brother, Mark Bezos, to join him alongside the yet-to-be-announced winner of an auction for a seat. Bezos' spaceflight company and space tourism competitor to Elon Musk's SpaceX and Ri

Seamlessly Manage Your Company’s Apple Devices With Jamf Now

Futurism / 11h
The benefits of providing smart devices for company employees are proven, even for small businesses. According to a 2016 Frost & Sullivan report, smartphone usage increases employee productivity by 34 percent. The even better news? The cost. A $500 device investment for an employee who earns $50,000 per year is roughly one work hour per month. An extra hour of work for a 34 percent jump in produc

Volkswagen reveals a complete accessory line for the Taos SUV

SlashGear / 11h
Volkswagen of America has revealed a new line of accessories for its Taos compact SUV. All the accessories are meant to complement the style of the SUV and make it more adaptable to the different things customers want to do with their vehicle. VW says the line of accessories for the smaller Taos SUV comes after it received an overwhelmingly … Continue reading

Jeff Bezos and brother to fly to space in Blue Origin flight

Amazon Bezos Blue Origin•
3KBBC News - Technology / 11h
The Amazon founder will take the first human flight launched by his space company, Blue Origin.

'My foggy glasses solution helped me through Covid'

2KBBC News - Technology / 11h
Alex Wickens explains how a business idea during the pandemic restored his hopes for the future.

France fines Google $268M for adtech abuses and gets interoperability commitments

French Google France•
TechCrunch / 11h
France’s competition watchdog, L’Autorit√© de la concurrence , has fined Google up to €220 million (~$268M) in a case related to self-preferencing within the adtech market which the watchdog found constituted an abuse by Google of a dominant position for ad servers for website publishers and mobile apps. L’Autorit√© began looking into Google’s adtech business following complaints from a number of F

99 minutos, Mexico’s last mile delivery startup, raises a $40M Series B

TechCrunch / 11h
In 2014 Alexis Patjane was at a local hookah bar in Mexico City with some friends and the bar ran out of tobacco. They thought maybe they could buy some online and have it delivered to the bar in real-time, but it turns out that service didn’t exist. At the time, Patjane was running a food truck-making business, which was responsible for about 80% of all the food trucks in Mexico, so he had exper

Bluehost vs HostGator: The right web hosting service for your website

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
If you can't choose between Bluehost and HostGator web hosting, we can help you with your decision.

Xbox Series X games could look even better with this AMD tech

Xbox Series AMD SR•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
AMD’s recently announced Super Resolution, a new FidelityFX feature, could be making its way to Xbox Series X and S consoles in the future.

Samsung's weird, stretching, wearable screen looks way too 'Cyberpunk' for us

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Samsung is working on wearable screens that could be used for health reasons, but cyberpunk fans know where this is going.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 leak suggests battery life won’t be better than Watch 3

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
A listing for a smartwatch believed to be the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 suggests the battery won't be any bigger.

How to Watch Apple's WWDC 2021 Livestream on July 7th

100+How-To Geek / 11h
Apple is kicking off its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) on July 7th at 10AM PT (1PM ET). We expect Apple to announce the latest versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and watchOS at this livestreamed keynote, plus some info on new services like Apple Music lossless streaming. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The Morning After: Ultra-short-throw projectors are finally getting cheaper

Engadget / 11h
Today’s headlines: Elon Musk says Tesla Model S Plaid+ is 'canceled', Microsoft blocked Tiananmen Square searches outside China due to an 'error' and WatchOS 8 may make a more independent Apple Watch.

Jeff Bezos Will Fly Aboard Blue Origin’s First Human Trip to Space

Amazon Bezos Blue Origin•
4KNYT > Technology / 11h
Mr. Bezos and his brother, Mark, will be on board when his rocket company launches its first human spaceflight next month, shortly after he steps down as chief executive of Amazon.

Rumored under-display camera for the Galaxy S22 might not happen

SlashGear / 11h
Rumors have been going around for a while suggesting that the Galaxy S22 smartphone coming from Samsung could have an interesting front camera that allows the device to ditch the notch common to smartphones today. The rumor had suggested that Samsung might equip the Galaxy S22 with an under-display camera. That camera would need no notch and would be able … Continue reading

Deliver Better Writing With A Lifetime Subscription To ProWritingAid

Futurism / 11h
One of the central ironies of modern life is that writing has become more important than ever before. Even the most visual social media uses text, we send emails constantly, and text our friends rather than call. Handwriting is even becoming a valuable diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders. The Award-Winning ProWritingAid Lifetime Subscription Bundle will help you becom

New Alienware m15 gaming laptop has been crippling its own RTX 3070 GPU

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Dell is rolling back what appeared to be an intentional decision to disable around 10% of the available GPU CUDA cores

Apple App Store isn't as scam-free as you might think

App Store Scams iPhone•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Investigation reveals there are quite a few dubious apps on Apple's tightly controlled App Store.

John Oliver tears down the 'model minority' myth as 'a tool of white supremacy'

Mashable / 11h
Following a year that's seen a sharp and disturbing rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans , Last Week Tonight host John Oliver turned his attention to the laws and stereotypes that have been used to discriminate against them throughout history and today. One key focus of Oliver's breakdown is the "model minority" myth , a tool used to try and downplay racism in the U.S. by perpetuating a st

Why Are Writers Fleeing Substack for Ghost?

Wired / 11h
The publishing platform is gaining traction as a Substack substitute. But the comparison isn't so simple.

Google Hopes AI Can Turn Search Into a Conversation

Wired / 11h
The tech giant wants its core product to infer meaning from human language, answer multipart questions—and look more like Google Assistant sounds.

4 Tips to Send (and Receive) Better Texts

Wired / 11h
Sure, hitting send is easy. But these tips can help make sure everyone's messages are coming across loud and clear.

Covid Brings Automation to the Workplace, Killing Some Jobs

Wired / 11h
Unable to find enough workers, employers are turning to technology to perform tasks—and women are likely to be the hardest hit.

Details: Hawaii Lifting Travel Restrictions Based On Vaccination

200+One Mile at a Time / 11h
Hawaii has become one of the most popular vacation destinations during the pandemic, as the state has been open to visitors in conjunction with pre-travel testing . I visited Maui in May , and had an incredible trip. The state has now outlined its plans for a full tourist reopening, including lifting of all travel restrictions. However, we’ll have to be patient, as the lifting of restrictions is

Don't expect Hogwarts Legacy or Gotham Knights at E3 2021

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Warner Bros. has confirmed that only Back 4 Blood will be shown during its E3 2021 conference.

The future of personal flight could be the CopterPack

SlashGear / 12h
We’ve seen people fly using jet packs for many years, going back to the 80s. A new type of personal flying device has been shown off on video, and it’s called the CopterPack. It’s a backpack that a person wears with a pair of enclosed rotors similar to a quadcopter drone. CopterPack is the creation of an Australian company by … Continue reading

Google to adapt its ad technology after France hands it a $267 million fine

Engadget / 12h
Google has agreed to pay a $267 million fine and change its ad practices after France found it had abused its dominant online ad position.

Jeff Bezos and his brother will fly on Blue Origin’s first human spaceflight with auction winner

Amazon Bezos Blue Origin•
200+TechCrunch / 12h
Jeff Bezos is going to be one of the passengers on his spaceflight company Blue Origin’s first ever human space launch on July 20. The Amazon founder announced the news via his Instagram on Monday morning, revealing that his brother Mark will also be coming along for the ride. Bezos and his brother will join the winner of an online auction Blue Origin is currently hosting, which currently stands

Macintosh System 1: What Was Apple’s Mac OS 1.0 Like?

How-To Geek / 12h
On January 14, 1984, Apple released the first version of its Macintosh operating system, System 1.0. Despite being almost four decades old, many of its features resemble today’s macOS. We’ll take you on a brief tour of this historic OS. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Michaela Coel dedicates BAFTA to her intimacy coordinator

Mashable / 12h
Michaela Coel, creator and star of I May Destroy You , was named Leading Actress at the BAFTAs and dedicated her award to the intimacy coordinator she worked with, Ita O'Brien. "Thank you for your existence in our industry, for making the space safe, for creating physical, emotional and professional boundaries so that we can make work about exploitation, loss of respect, about abuse of power with

New MacBook rumor suggests M1X could match RTX 3070 laptop GPU

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
The rumor mill is positively buzzing with theories about how good the new MacBooks might be.

DarwinPro GTR Style body kit will transform your McLaren 720S into a Senna GTR

SlashGear / 12h
Without question, the McLaren 720S is the epitome of supercar performance and aerodynamic styling, but the latter is subjective. But if (for some strange reason) you want your 720S to resemble McLaren’s hardcore Senna GTR, DarwinPro has the solution. And no, it doesn’t involve selling your 720S and paying more money for a $1.7-million Senna GTR. DarwinPro’s newest aftermarket body … Continue read

We might soon get a new mental health app for Apple Watch – but what will it do?

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It looks like Apple could launch a new app called Mind at this year's WWDC conference, and it could be a game-changer.

Here’s the GoldenEye 007 remake you’ve been waiting for

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Every level from GoldenEye 007 has been remade in Far Cry 5, and you can play them on Xbox, PlayStation and PC.

Microsoft Teams update will make your next presentation less of a snoozefest

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Microsoft Teams is getting new options that should make presentations more dynamic and engaging.

YouTube expands TikTok rival Shorts to the UK, Canada, Latin America, lets users tap all of YouTube for tunes

TechCrunch / 12h
One of Google’s strong advantages in the world of online video has been the sheer size of YouTube: currently, the site has more than 2.3 billion monthly active users and over 500 hours of content uploaded every minute. Now, Google and YouTube are hoping to leverage some of that heft as it goes head to head with TikTok. Shorts, YouTube’s TikTok rival for building 60-second videos set to music that

Samsung's stretchable electronic 'skin' can detect and display your heartbeat

Engadget / 12h
Samsung has developed a flexible heart rate monitor with a stretchable display.

Loki first reactions: here's what the critics thought

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The social media reaction embargo has lifted for Loki on Disney Plus – and it's received rave reviews from plenty of critics.

Samsung working on stretchable OLED display for wearable

SlashGear / 12h
One recent breakthrough in display technology came when researchers were able to create flexible displays ushering in the era of folding phones. Samsung researchers have now proven that the next major change in display technology is commercially viable. The team has completed work on free-form displays with a core technology for that breakthrough being stretchable displays able to be stretched …