Saturday, June 05, 2021

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The American Huawei Ban Isn't Going Away---It's Expanding

100+How-To Geek / 3h
Almost two years ago, the Trump administration issued an executive order banning Chinese telecommunications companies from doing business in the U.S., which ultimately included Huawei and its smartphone business. Now a new administration is in place—and it’s expanding that ban. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Major Search Engines Are Censoring Results About the Tiananmen Square Massacre

2KFuturism / 3h
No Results Found Microsoft claims that “accidental human error” was the reason Bing didn’t show image results for the search term “tank man” on the 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Users searching the term on either Bing or DuckDuckGo on Friday found no image or video results, according to The Guardian . Countries impacted by this include the US, the UK, France, Germany, Singapo

Why Are There So Few Women in Wargaming?

500+Wired / 11h
A combination of a high barrier to entry and outdated, misogynistic attitudes keep women out of a hobby where they could thrive.

Police departments have to make Ring video requests in public now

Mashable / 24min
Amazon's Ring video doorbell service has a cop problem. The latest Ring policy change won't fix that, but it could at least add a tiny bit more transparency to the way police departments use Ring. Ring announced in a blog post that police departments will have to use a new feature called Request for Assistance in the company's Neighbors mobile app to get information out of Ring users, such as vid

Microsoft says it blocked Tiananmen Square searches outside China due to 'error'

Engadget / 29min
Microsoft says Bing blocked searches for the Tiananmen Square 'tank man' outside the US due to 'human error.'

Matrix 4 Cast Actress Christina Ricci In Undisclosed Role

Gizmodo / 38min
Christina Ricci ( Monstrous ) is joining director Lana Wachowski’s fourth Matrix film. Read more...

Ubisoft said 'Far Cry 6' is political. But lots of games promise things they don't deliver.

Mashable / 52min
Ubisoft might be on to something with Far Cry 6 in a way that its games historically haven't been: It's getting political. Or that's the promise, anyway. And the promise is what matters for our purposes here. A blog post from Far Cry 6 narrative director Navid Khavari , released on Monday, (which was also, notably, a very offline Memorial Day in the United States) laid everything out. It amounted

Fossil won't upgrade existing watches to the revamped Wear OS

Engadget / 1h
Fossil is working on a 'premium' Gen 6 smartwatch, but it won't upgrade Gen 5 models to the redesigned Wear OS from Google and Samsung.

ACLU Threatens To Sue Airline For Making Flight Attendants Choose A Male Or Female Uniform

View from the Wing / 1h
While the TSA began requiring passengers to select a gender as part of their security identification system, passengers can now choose 'unspecified' or 'undisclosed' just as many states now offer an "X" for gender on their drivers licenses. But flight attendants can't choose X when selecting a uniform to wear. Continue reading ...

The 23 greatest classic films on HBO Max

Mashable / 1h
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Tinder will now let you block phone contacts from showing up in your feed

Mashable / 1h
Sifting through the masses on a dating app can be difficult and discouraging enough on its own, but nothing is worse than when you see someone you'd really rather not see while swiping. After years of it being a problem, Tinder's introducing a solution. After a testing phase in India, Korea, and Japan, Tinder is rolling out the ability to block personal contacts from appearing in the popular dati

Bucks vs Nets live stream: how to watch NBA playoff series 2021 online from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Milwaukee took the season series but haven't felt the full force of Brooklyn's Big Three. Here's how to watch the Bucks vs Nets series and live stream NBA playoffs action from anywhere.

2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country Review: Compelling Confidence

SlashGear / 1h
It takes a certain type of person to buy a 2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country. I’m not entirely sure if it’s a matter of self-assurance, or the sort of rationality and awareness that some of us need a decade of therapy to get close to, but in a sea of SUVs this almost-wagon has a quiet confidence it’s hard to … Continue reading

SpaceX Flies Glow-in-the-Dark Squids to International Space Station

Futurism / 2h
Resupply Mission Successful A SpaceX resupply ship launched on Thursday has successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) — and it’s carrying some unusual cargo: 128 glow-in-the-dark squids. The uncrewed cargo Dragon craft reached the ISS on Saturday morning, marking the 22nd resupply mission from SpaceX, according to Digital Trends . The ship carried more than 7,300 pounds of suppli

Justice Department Says It'll No Longer Quietly Seize Reporters' Records in Leak Investigations

Gizmodo / 2h
The U.S. Department of Justice will no longer secretly obtain the records of journalists during leak investigations, the White House said in a statement Saturday. Read more...

See the meals U.S. airlines were serving passengers in the 1960s

The Points Guy / 2h
I’m of an age where I had the privilege of flying on global airlines back when that mode of travel was reserved for the rich. Passengers dressed in their Sunday best, coach seats were actually comfortable and the inflight meal was a highlight of the journey. Northwestern University’s Transportation Library has a collection of more than 400 menus from 54 national and international airlines, cruise

How an airport terminal at San Francisco International pays tribute to an LGBTQ+ pioneer

The Points Guy / 2h
There’s a long tradition of naming airports, airfields and terminals after figures throughout history. The Harvey Milk Terminal 1 at San Francisco International Airport ( SFO ), which opened to the public in July 2019, is one such example and the first-ever airport terminal in the world named after a member of the LGBTQ+ community. On May 25, 2021, the next phase of the $2.4 billion terminal name

Twitter suspended in Nigeria amid face-off over president's tweet

Nigeria Twitter M. Buhari•
Engadget / 2h
Nigeria says it has suspended Twitter use in the country after the social network removed a threatening tweet from President Buhari.

Maze Runner's Dylan O'Brien Stars In New Sci-Fi Film From Christopher MacBride

Gizmodo / 2h
Director Christopher MacBride is no stranger to pushing the limits of storytelling. His previous film, The Conspiracy , explores the world of conspiracy theories through its two protagonists. His new sci-fi thriller Flashback , starring Dylan O’Brien ( Maze Runner ), takes things to the next level. Read more...

In search of a new crypto deity

TechCrunch / 2h
Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, I wrote about tech taking on Disney. This week, I’m talking about the search for a new crypto messiah. If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get this in your inbox from the newsletter page , and follow my tweets @lucasmtny . The Big Thing Elon has worn out his welcome among the crypto illuminati, and the acolytes of Bi

Thousands Descend on Miami to Glorify Bitcoin

NYT > Technology / 3h
It was the largest Bitcoin event in the world and the first major in-person crypto conference since the pandemic started. The jargon, the liquor and the millionaire talk flowed.

Nigeria bans Twitter for deleting a post from the president

Nigeria Twitter M. Buhari•
Mashable / 3h
Twitter's Nigerian users face a dilemma: Leave the platform or tweet and be arrested. On Friday, Nigeria banned Twitter — yes, the entirety of Twitter — from the country. The move comes after Twitter deleted a tweet from Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday. The company also suspended Buhari from using the platform for 12 hours. According to CNN , Twitter said the tweet violated its a

Bentley shows off its awesome Pikes Peak racer

SlashGear / 3h
Bentley has given technical details on its Continental GT3 Pikes Peak racecar. The vehicle makes more than 750 bhp and 1000 Nm torque from a thoroughly revised 4.0-liter V-8 engine. The car also has lots of aerodynamic details allowing it to produce 30 percent more downforce than the standard Continental GT3 racing car. The car will take on the infamous … Continue reading

Instagram Model Faked Her Trip In Emirates Business Class, And A New Use For Masks [Roundup]

View from the Wing / 3h
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 ...

This Stupid McNugget Looks Like a Character from 'Among Us' ... and It Sold for $100k

How-To Geek / 3h
We’re only halfway through 2021, yet a disturbing trend is emerging among the nerds and gamers in our society. They’re willing to do anything for collectibles—even pull a gun in a Target parking lot for Pok√©mon cards. But something even more bone-chilling happened on June 4th … a McNugget shaped like an Among Us character sold for $99,997 on eBay ($100,001 with shipping). Read This Article on Rev

Facebook's answer to Substack could be out by the end of June

Mashable / 3h
Facebook started as a way to rate the attractiveness of female Harvard students . It eventually morphed into a way to post vacation photos, alienate friends and family with political views, shop for furniture, and even find love . Not content to merely worm its way into every other part of our lives, it looks like Facebook's also getting in the newsletter business very soon. That's the word from

Hubble's sprawling close-up of a distant galaxy looks like a sparkly spider web

Mashable / 3h
We live in one of these, you know. Our own Milky Way is a spiral galaxy, much like the one featured in this newly shared image captured by Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3. What you're seeing is NGC 691, a spiral galaxy that's roughly 120 million light-years away. Image: ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Riess et al.Acknowledgement: M. Zamani This beautiful image is more than just a snapshot, though Hubble doesn

Facebook buys studio behind collaborative game-making platform 'Crayta'

Engadget / 3h
Unit 2 Games is now part of Facebook Gaming.

Google Pixel Buds A-Series vs Google Pixel Buds (2020): what’s new with the wireless earbuds?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
The newer, cheaper Pixel Buds A-Series are here, and they could give their predecessors a run for their (and your) money.

How pilots keep their wingtips clear of obstacles

The Points Guy / 4h
This week, an American Airlines Boeing 737-800 reportedly struck a lamp post as it taxied out from the ramp area at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport . Video footage showed the left wing tip of the aircraft clipping the post, causing it to be uprooted from its base and falling to the ground. The aircraft then came to an abrupt stop. It may seem surprising that it’s possible for an aircraft to hit such an

Get thrifty, and your startup might just acquire a generation

TechCrunch / 4h
Etsy, a marketplace for kitschy and creative DIY goods, acquired Depop, a hippy and thrifty marketplace for resale goods, for $1.625 billion this week. So, today we’ll discuss the tale of two marketplaces, a deal that has given us a peek into the evolving ethos of social shopping. Depop, for those that don’t know, is a London-based company that targets millennial and Gen Z shoppers. Within the pa

G7 deal will likely raise taxes for tech giants like Apple and Google

100+Engadget / 4h
G7 countries have reached a deal that will likely increase taxes for tech giants like Apple, Amazon and Google.

Cruella Sequel Gets the Greenlight From Disney

Gizmodo / 4h
One week after the successful premiere, Disney has greenlit a Cruella sequel. Read more...

Not every SPAC is pure garbage

TechCrunch / 4h
Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch , but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here . Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. Happy Saturday everyone. Despite it being a short week I feel pretty run over from the sheer

This Week in Apps: WWDC Prep, F8 recap, TikTok goes after biometric data

TechCrunch / 4h
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone. And in the U.S., app usage surge

In 2019 astronomers detected a surprisingly close gamma-ray burst

SlashGear / 4h
On August 29, 2019, scientists worldwide were alerted to an intense event in space that happened about 1 billion light-years away. While a billion light-years is a massive distance, it is surprisingly close to a cosmic scale, considering the event was an incredibly intense gamma-ray burst. Despite the vast distance away, the gamma-ray burst labeled GRB 190829A happened closer to … Continue readin

Prime location, spacious rooms, friendly staff: Why I can’t wait to return to the Hyatt Union Square

The Points Guy / 5h
On a recent visit to New York, I decided to split my time between two hotels to get easy access to all the neighborhoods I enjoy exploring. After two nights at the Moxy East Village, which I enjoyed, I moved to the Hotel Indigo Lower East Side, where I experienced a few issues. In fact, I decided to check out of the Hotel Indigo after just 15 minutes due to a series of three egregious mistakes as

Simone Biles wows with a routine that's simply stunning in slow motion

Mashable / 5h
Simone Biles is back in competition, so it's been another great week for fans of sensational gymnastics routines. The gold medal-winning Olympian is well on her way to participating in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in July and August, with a superior performance on the first night of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships. She finished the night with the top score in three of the four events she competed in

Kia 2021 Niro EV adds tech perks while maintaining the price

Engadget / 5h
Kia has unveiled the 2021 Niro EV, which adds new features like wireless CarPlay and Android Auto while maintaining the same price.

Battlefield 6 gameplay images leak ahead of June reveal

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Images reported to be from Battlefield 6 have been published online before the game’s official reveal.

Don't buy a webcam...yet

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
With offices opening up and big annual sales just around the corner, you'd be wise to keep that cash in your pocket – at least for a few months.

This summer may be the perfect storm for long airport security lines — here’s how to avoid them

The Points Guy / 5h
Summer travel is officially here. Long TSA security lines during this busy travel season are not new, but the knock-on effects of the pandemic have added the potential for even more delays. For instance, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport ( AUS ) suffered lengthy delays yesterday with reports of travelers waiting upwards of two hours to get through security. While part of the delay was due to

China’s Military Is Apparently Also Tracking UFOs

500+Futurism / 5h
Unidentified Air Conditions China’s military is using artificial intelligence in order to research the increasing number of UFOs. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is taking a closer look at what it describes as “unidentified air conditions,” according to The South China Morning Post . This is China’s version of the US military’s “unidentified aerial phenomena.” “The frequent occurrence of unide

Earn Close to $1,000 per Month as a Weed-Testing Intern

Lifehacker / 5h
Not all internships are the same. Some involve working for an exciting company or organization...but only getting to stuff envelopes or update email lists. Others don’t have a flashy title or brand association, but gives you plenty of hand-on experience you can actually use. Read more...

GM's Cruise can give California passengers fully driverless rides

Engadget / 5h
The California Public Utilities Commission has issued Cruise the permit needed to give passengers a ride without a driver behind the wheel.

Epic’s first big Fortnite Season 7 teaser is an alien observation log

SlashGear / 5h
With only three days left in the current Fortnite season (including today, June 5), Epic has finally dropped an official teaser for the upcoming Chapter 2 – Season 7 scheduled to arrive on June 8. The company is sticking with the same kind of teaser trend we saw last season, but with a twist: rather than Agent Jones submitting observation … Continue reading

ICYMI: The new Apple TV 4K gets a significantly better Siri remote

Engadget / 5h
This week's tech reviews on Engadget include the new Apple 4K TV, the latest Google Pixel Buds A-Series and the Dyson V15 Detect vacuum.

American Airlines Drops Cadillac For Tarmac Transfers, Partners With Avis

View from the Wing / 6h
On tight connections American Airlines sometimes meets their ConciergeKey members on the jetway of their arriving flight and driven across the tarmac to their onward gate in hub cities. They've done this since 2014 in a partnership with Cadillac . That partnership has ended. Continue reading ...

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE appears in colorful, unofficial renders

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The Galaxy S21 FE is expected to show up in August, and here's what it might look like.

PS5 and Xbox Series X restock rumors heat up this weekend – don't get your hopes up

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Both the PS5 and Xbox Series X are going to be in stock next week, but we don't expect either console to be available this weekend.

Dwayne Johnson to Produce New Action Film Starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Gizmodo / 6h
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Dwayne Johnson are teaming up for the new Warner Bros. action film Emergency . Read more...

SpaceX launch on Sunday will put a Sirius-XM satellite into orbit

SlashGear / 6h
In the last few years, anyone who purchased a vehicle probably got a free subscription to Sirius-XM satellite radio with it. Satellite radio is very convenient for people who drive all the time or don’t have any radio stations in their area that play the type of music they like. The best thing about satellite radio is that you can … Continue reading

Nigeria Bans Twitter After President’s Tweet Is Deleted

Nigeria Twitter M. Buhari•
500+NYT > Technology / 6h
The popular social media site had removed a post by President Muhammadu Buhari threatening secessionists in the southeast of the country.

Are We Waiting for Everyone to Get Hacked?

500+NYT > Technology / 6h
It’s been almost a decade since Leon Panetta, then the secretary of defense, warned of an impending “Cyber Pearl Harbor.” He didn’t want to be right.

Scientists Gene Edit Mice to Live 23 Percent Longer

100+Futurism / 6h
Israeli scientists said they’ve been able to extend the life expectancy of mice by 23 percent — and now hope they can do the same with humans. Researchers at the Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel said they’ve been able to increase the supply of SIRT6, a protein responsible for DNA repair , in 250 mice, according to The Times of Israel . The scientists said that the mice who had the treatme

Tinder just made it much easier to avoid awkward matches

SlashGear / 6h
Tinder anticipates a surge in users this summer as many people return to the dating world after a year of lockdowns and social distancing. Just in time for this return to normal is a new feature designed to reduce your odds of an awkward, unwanted match with an old fling. As well, the new feature removes your odds of coming … Continue reading

Knowing the Difference Between a Couch and a Sofa Can Make Furniture Shopping Easier

Lifehacker / 6h
That big piece of upholstered furniture in your living room, where multiple people can sit at a time, and is probably positioned based on the TV: Is it a couch or a sofa? This may sound like one of those regional language questions (like “soda” vs. “pop” vs. “Coke”), but in this case, a couch and a sofa are actually… Read more...

Apple employee group rejects planned return to the office

500+Engadget / 6h
Apple employees sent a letter objecting to a policy that will require them to return to offices in September, arguing that they should be allowed to work remotely unless necessary.

Hitting the Books: Future humans may mine rare earth metals from today's landfills

Engadget / 6h
As futurist Byron Reese and entrepreneur Scott Hoffman explain in their new book, Wasted, mining rare earths is an intensive endeavor akin to extracting "a tablespoon of pepper that has been randomly spread through a pound of salt."

How to Change Notification Sounds on Android

How-To Geek / 6h
Notifications on Android are a key part of the smartphone experience, and the sounds that go with them are equally as important. If you’re hearing notification sounds all day, you might as well make them sound better. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The best early Prime Day deal gives $10 Amazon credit with a $40 gift card

Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a handful of special offers Amazon has set live ahead of its upcoming Prime Day sales event, which the company recently announced for June 21-22 . The best early deal of the bunch is one we also saw during last year's event : Prime members who buy select Amazon gift cards worth $40 or more will get a bonus $10 Amazon promotional cr

Ring of Fire solar eclipse happens on Thursday

SlashGear / 6h
Skywatchers will want to be on the lookout for a solar eclipse happening Thursday morning, June 10. It will be the first solar eclipse of the year, and the moon will almost entirely block the sun leaving only a little of the sun outside of the moon’s shadow. The only part of the sun visible from behind the moon is … Continue reading

How to avoid buying a "fake" Fitbit on Amazon Prime Day

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
We're expecting to see some great deals on Fitbits for Prime Day, but there are also lots of lookalikes out there.

Read bestselling books in 15 minutes with Blinkist

Engadget / 7h
Blinkist Premium offers thousands of condensed nonfiction books and podcasts that you can process in just 15 minutes, with 70 new titles added every month.

Bing blocked image searches for the historic 'Tank Man' Chinese protest photo. It's fixed now.

Mashable / 7h
June 4, 2021 was the 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests in Hong Kong. Naturally, more people than usual would look up pictures from the 1989 protests on that day. And, of course, the most infamous photos from Tiananmen Square are that of "tank man," a single Chinese man — who is still unidentified to this day — that stood in the way of Chinese military tanks cracking down on the pr

I tried this ridiculously easy Nespresso trick and it was a game-changer

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
We feel kinda silly that we didn’t think of this first

NASA Says It’s Going to Start Studying UFOs

500+Futurism / 7h
Enemy or Extraterrestrial? The new head of NASA says he’s allowing agency researchers to study UFOs as part of his first month at the helm. Bill Nelson, former Florida senator and astronaut , said that he will allow the agency’s scientists to explore the unidentified high-speed objects that have been spotted by US military pilots over the years, according to CNN . “We don’t know if it’s extraterr

Hawaii outlines full reopening plans, including dropping all travel restrictions

300+The Points Guy / 7h
After months of eager anticipation, all systems are nearly a go for full, unrestricted travel to Hawaii . The one criteria that hinge on it all? Vaccination rates. Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced detailed plans to make inter-island and trans-Pacific travel easier — and the eventual elimination of all COVID-19-related restrictions. Notably, this will include travelers vaccinated in Hawaii as well

Chevrolet Bolt EUV and Bolt EV police packages are available for 2022

SlashGear / 7h
All around the country, police departments see the benefits of using electric and hybrid vehicles for part of their fleets that won’t be involved in long-distance cruising or have the potential for high-speed chases. Many police vehicles are used for driving around cities enforcing parking, and shuttling detectives around to take statements. Switching to electric vehicles could save cities substa

How to Convert Microsoft OneNote Notes to a PDF

How-To Geek / 7h
If you want to share your OneNote notes with someone who doesn’t have OneNote, or if you want to prevent accidental editing of your notes, convert them to a PDF file. Here’s how it’s done. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Jimmy Kimmel grills a SpaceX rocket scientist for the real scoop on UFOs (or UAPs, whatever)

Mashable / 7h
Jimmy Kimmel kicked off Friday evening's episode with a far-ranging intro that covered a diverse range of topics, from Trump lapdog Mike Pence's weird "eye to eye" comment to an equally odd cutaway chat with a meme stock mastermind played by Haley Joel Osment. But the monologue's best moment came right up front as Jimmy paused to chat with an audience member who happens to be a SpaceX rocket scie

What was so wrong with the Apple TV 4K remote?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
A look at why Apple’s previous Siri remote was so universally loathed, and why the tech company had to shake things up for the new Apple TV 4K 2021.

Sony is playing games over PS5 'exclusives', and it's not fair on fans

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
When is a PS5 exclusive not a PS5 exclusive? Sony isn’t being fair to those who’ve forked out for the next-gen console.

What to expect from WWDC 2021: iOS 15, 'homeOS,' and a new Mac chip?

Mashable / 8h
Not even two months after Apple’s spring event, its annual Worldwide Developers Conference is right around the corner. This time, we expect to see a lot more than AirTags and a new Apple TV remote . WWDC is usually the most software-heavy event in Apple's calendar and there's no reason to expect anything different from the 2021 version. Those who have waited with bated breath to hear about the ne

How to clean your iPhone speakers

Mashable / 8h
No matter how fastidious you think you are with your smartphone cleanliness routine, over time your iPhone's speakers will slowly get filled up with dust, dirt, and other disgusting debris. This can result in your iPhone's speakers sounding distorted and muffled, whether for media playback or during phone calls. We're taking a look at the "do's" and "don'ts" of how to get your iPhone speakers fac

Nevada Wants Higher Uber Prices, Because It’s Good For Customers

View from the Wing / 8h
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 ...

Planning a trip to Cancun? Here’s our ultimate checklist of 21 things to do on your trip

The Points Guy / 8h
White sand beaches, all-inclusive resorts, vibrant nightclubs and sparkling blue water — those are probably the first things that come to mind when you think of Cancun . Located in the Yucatan Peninsula on the eastern coast of Mexico , Cancun is known as the party capital of the country. Travelers flock to the city to experience its nightclubs and luxurious all-inclusive resorts . But there’s mor

SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule docks safely with the ISS

SlashGear / 8h
SpaceX has announced that its Dragon cargo ship arrived at the ISS on June 5. The mission was a cargo resupply mission carrying literal tons of fresh research experiments and supplies to the astronauts aboard the space station. The successful docking is part of the 22nd cargo resupply mission that SpaceX has undertaken. The Dragon capsule had no crew aboard … Continue reading

Some of the Best Easter Eggs Hidden in Sites Across The Web

Gizmodo / 8h
Typically when we talk about things that are “hidden” in websites, we’re referring to something malicious— data-hoovering cookies , for example, or massive amounts of malware . But not every website dev is trying to con visitors out of their personal info or utterly wreck their devices; some of them just want to say… Read more...

How to Turn off Comments on Instagram

How-To Geek / 8h
Instagram comments can be a blessing or a curse. If things aren’t going well, you can disable commenting altogether, hiding current comments and preventing new ones. Here’s how to turn comments off on Instagram. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The 5 Best TVs With Fire TV

How-To Geek / 8h
If you’re in the market for a new TV and want a lot of bang for your buck, it’s hard to beat one with Fire TV built-in. Amazon’s TV OS is powerful and robust, offering access to all of your favorite streaming services and other apps. Just be aware that most TVs with Fire OS are mostly budget-focused. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Wales vs Albania live stream: how to watch Euro 2020 warm-up online from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Robert Page's men complete their Euro 2020 preparations at Cardiff City Stadium. Here's how to get a Wales vs Albania live stream wherever you are today.

Reducing poverty can actually lower energy demand, finds research

Ars Technica / 8h
Ethiopians carrying jerrycans of water. (credit: UNICEF Ethiopia/2011/Lemma ) As people around the world escape poverty, you might expect their energy use to increase. But my research in Nepal, Vietnam, and Zambia found the opposite : lower levels of deprivation were linked to lower levels of energy demand. What is behind this counterintuitive finding? After all, the prevailing strategy to end ex

How Black Lives Matter could change Pride for the better

Mashable / 8h
Mashable is celebrating Pride Month by exploring the modern LGBTQ world, from the people who make up the community to the spaces where they congregate, both online and off. Whatever your Pride celebration usually looks like — music blaring, rainbow flags, joyful crowds everywhere — it probably didn't look anything like that last year. In June of 2020, while the world was still adjusting to a new,

JMGO's O1 is a surprisingly affordable ultra-short-throw projector

Engadget / 8h
JMGO, an up-and-coming Chinese brand, has significantly lowered the entry barrier for ultra-short-throw projectors, starting with the O1 and the Leica-branded O1 Pro.

After cancelling Jupiter's Legacy, should Netflix give up on superheroes?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Jupiter's Legacy isn't getting a season 2 – are people bored of superhero content, or was it simply not good enough?

OnePlus 9 vs Xiaomi Mi 11: top smartphone performance for less

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
These two phones are built to make the smartphone elite look overpriced, but how to they compare to one another?

Inside Raya and the Last Dragon, Disney's celebration of Southeast Asian culture

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Raya and the Last Dragon's crew reveal how the Disney Plus animated movie reflects the studio's growing commitment to diversity.

This old, rare wooden folding chair sold at auction for $8.5 million

SlashGear / 9h
Christie’s Hong Kong recently announced the results from multiple auctions, including one for a unique folding chair made of wood that was crafted and used in China during the 17th century. According to the auction house, the item sold at an amount several times higher than anticipated, ultimately going to the highest bidder for the equivalent of $8.5 million. The … Continue reading

Check the Fish in Your Fridge: It Could Be Part of a Major Recall

Lifehacker / 9h
If your weekend plans involve a leisurely at-home brunch with plenty of smoked and/or pickled fish products, you’re going to want to check their labels, and may need to come up with a back-up menu. That’s because more than 80 different fish products have been recalled over concerns of potential Listeria monocytogenes… Read more...

The American Museum of Natural History’s Gems and Minerals Halls Get a Dazzling Upgrade

Gizmodo / 9h
If you love things that sparkle with all the colors of the rainbow, glow in the dark, and seem to defy any definition of the term rock, you’ve got to visit the new Halls of Gems and Minerals at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. I recently got a preview of the new space, and as someone who grew… Read more...

The FBI’s Director Compares Ransomware Threat to 9/11

Wired / 9h
Plus, a Supreme Court decision on a controversial anti-hacking law, a WhatsApp walk-back, and more of the week’s top security news.

The Safest Way to Store and Share Your Nudes

Wired / 9h
Listen, if you’re going to take them, follow these precautions so they don’t go anywhere you don’t intend them to.

Trump's Failed Blog Proves He Was Just Howling Into the Void

Wired / 9h
Without the algorithmic boosts of Twitter and Facebook, there are few “active” internet users to be found.

Black Barbecue Gets Its Due in an Inspiring New Cookbook

Wired / 9h
The first book from renowned pitmaster and chef Rodney Scott puts a long-neglected keystone of Black American culture on the table.

A business-class boost: Reviewing JetBlue’s new Mint Suite

The Points Guy / 9h
TPG Rating 83 100 Pros Private suite, high-tech touches, incredible soft product. Cons Seat can feel tight, unreliable Wi-Fi, broken remote control. 13 /20 Ground Experience 23 /30 Cabin + Seat 13 /15 Amenities + IFE 20 /20 Food + Beverage 14 /15 Service Welcome to the suite life. And no, I’m not talking about a hotel room. Instead, JetBlue’s brand-new Mint business class is now flying in an all-

Amazon Prime Day vs Black Friday: what should you buy when?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Amazon Prime Day vs Black Friday: which deals are better and should you wait for November?

Two-player strategy: How couples can combine power of Chase Sapphire Preferred and Reserve

The Points Guy / 9h
The only thing better than devising a powerful points strategy for yourself is joining forces with your significant other to rake in even more rewards. Devising a credit card strategy as a couple can help you earn more points and miles across the board, as well as allow you to maximize perks and other benefits. All of this plotting and planning will come in handy when it’s time to hit the road. A

How to Reset Photoshop’s Tools Back to Their Defaults

How-To Geek / 9h
Adobe Photoshop is an insanely big, incredibly customizable application. Sometimes, some of the (many) tools can stop working as you expect them to, either because of something you did deliberately or by accident—or a bug. Either way, resetting a tool back to its default settings can often fix any issues. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Everything You Need to Know Before 'Loki' Comes Out on Disney+

100+How-To Geek / 9h
Loki is finally coming out next week, and with a show so deeply rooted in the MCU lore, there’s a bit of homework to do if you want to understand everything. Whether you just want a quick recap of everything you need to know, or you want to rewatch all the relevant films yourself, these are the MCU movies that tie into Loki. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

“Kind of crazy”—how the booming US used car market is driving inflation

Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge (credit: Nathan Mattise) Last month it took Carey Cherner, a 36-year-old used car dealer in Kensington, Maryland, less than 12 hours to sell a 2001 Ford F-150 pick-up truck with 184,000 miles on the clock. It went for $7,500—50 percent higher than usual. Cherner’s experience was not a one-off in the US used car market, where prices are rising rapidly. The industry is at t heart of the cou

Google Pixel phones could soon be getting an astrophotography timelapse mode

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Code spotted in the Pixel Tips app suggests that the Pixel phones are going to get even better at shooting the night sky.

Apple's WWDC 2021: what three iPhone, Mac and iPad developers want to see

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Interview: We asked three developers their wishes for Apple’s WWDC.

TechRadar’s E3 2021 predictions: the good, the bad and the unlikely

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
With E3 2021 just around the corner, we’ve rounded up the key announcements the TechRadar team wants to see at this year’s event. Some will likely happen, others likely won't – and some are seriously wishful thinking. Indulge us here!

The 10 best post-apocalyptic movies and TV shows on Netflix

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
The best Netflix originals that offer us a grim glimpse of where humanity is heading.

Our Favorite Audiophile-Grade Gear for Serious Listening

Wired / 10h
Interested in getting insane audio quality? From speakers and headphones to streaming amps, here are our favorite tools for gold-plated listening.

The Drought Is Making the Klamath River’s Baby Salmon Sick

Wired / 10h
Dry conditions are worsening a warm-water disease that’s sweeping through juvenile fish. Their deaths will create a future crisis for both fish and human populations.

This Kids Speaker Is Adorable, Screen-Free Fun

Wired / 10h
Like on game consoles of old, children can insert physical cards into this cute pixel-art cube to listen to audiobooks, podcasts, and soundscapes.

Video Shows Man Taken Down By Flight Attendant After Trying To Breach Cockpit Of Delta Flight

View from the Wing / 10h
Delta flight 386 from Los Angeles to Nashville diverted to Albuquerque when a passenger started banging on the cockpit door, screaming “stop the plane!” A crewmember, Christopher Williams, wrestled the man and zip-tied his hands. Not all heroes wear 'passport purple' but this one does. Continue reading ...

Why A.I. Should Be Afraid of Us

500+NYT > Technology / 10h
Because benevolent bots are suckers. Plus, racism in medical journals, the sperm-count “crisis” and more in the Friday edition of the Science Times newsletter.

There’s hope for American movie theaters after all

Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / Don't make a sound. (credit: YouTube/Paramount) A year ago it would’ve seemed unfathomable: Over the Memorial Day holiday, a single film had a good opening weekend at the North American box office. After 15 months of COVID-19 theater closures, delayed release dates, and general anxiety about the future of moviegoing, A Quiet Place Part II is projected to bring in north of $57 million. T

The Morning After: Which streaming TV box or stick is the best one for you?

Engadget / 10h
We'll help you pick a streaming TV box (or dongle, or game system) and run down the tech news highlights of the week.

These are the four best SIM only deals available this weekend

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
These four SIM only deals offer fantastic value ranging from big data to rolling 1-month rolling contracts.

We asked an expert to redesign GoDaddy - here's what they came up with

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
A design expert from Fiverr has given the GoDaddy interface a makeover.

Coding And Concrete Meet In This Structural Engineering Boot Camp

Futurism / 10h
There are a lot of headlines about how coding is the future, yet we rarely discuss how computer science has a very real impact on the built environment . Desktop computing, CAD software, and other tools have set off a revolution in structural engineering. The Structural Engineering & Analysis Bootcamp Bundle will show you how these tools are changing how we build, and advance your engineering car

Royal Navy uses AI systems in first test against live supersonic missiles

SlashGear / 10h
For the first time, the UK’s Royal Navy is using artificial intelligence in a test against live missiles at sea, providing a look at the future of autonomous systems in the military. The exercise will take place over three weeks and involve testing two systems: Sycoiea and Startle. The Royal Navy says this is the largest test of its kind … Continue reading

How good is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti for creatives?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti is a great GPU for gaming, but how does it handle creative workloads? We compare it to the RTX 3090.

14 Best Weekend Deals on Video Games, TVs, and Home Appliances

Wired / 11h
Keep cool in this heat with the best deals on portable air conditioners, and immerse yourself in a weekend movie with discounted soundbars.

New MacBook Pro could appear at WWDC 2021 sporting M2 chip

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
We’ve heard from yet another analyst that Apple may be readying a revamped MacBook Pro with next-gen silicon.

Aegon Mykonos Responds To My TripAdvisor Review With Lies

400+One Mile at a Time / 11h
Read the full saga: Marriott Bonvoy Confirmed Suite Upgrade Downgrade I’d Like To Speak With The Marriott Manager! I’m Speechless: My Awful Marriott Check-In Experience My Four-Hour Stay At Marriott’s Aegon Mykonos The Aegon Mykonos just keeps digging itself a deeper hole. If it digs any deeper, maybe it can just bury those power lines that it photoshops out of pictures? My Aegon Mykonos TripAdv

Download Problems? 9 Ways to Troubleshoot and Fix Them

How-To Geek / 11h
Most issues that you will encounter while trying to download a file have simple solutions. Whether you’re using a computer, a smartphone, or a games console, here are nine things to try the next time you have an issue. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

DOJ charges Latvian national for helping develop the Trickbot malware

100+Engadget / 11h
The Department of Justice has charged Alla Witte, a Latvian national accused of being part of the Trickbot Group.

Alaska Airlines Oneworld Awards Coming “Later In 2021”

100+One Mile at a Time / 11h
Alaska Airlines joined the alliance as of March 2021, which was an exciting development. Even though the airline is now part of the alliance, we haven’t yet seen reciprocal mileage redemptions rolled out with all partners. We now have an update on when that will be happening. Mileage Plan oneworld awards coming late 2021 While Alaska Airlines rolled out reciprocal oneworld mileage earning as soon

The latest PSVR showcase proved VR is for everyone

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
If you've been on the fence about VR the latest PSVR showcase is sure to have given you a reason to take the plunge.

Fact vs. fiction: 'The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It'

Mashable / 12h
Ed and Lorraine Warren are back with their "based on a true story" business in The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. So, how much of what audiences saw actually happened? Well, as with any account of supernatural activity, whether demons walk the Earth is between you and your therapist. That said, maybe more than any other title in The Conjuring Universe, The Devil Made Me Do It pulls liberally

Everything we know about the Pixel Fold so far

SlashGear / 12h
The foldable phone market is a lucrative one as evidenced by developments in the last year or so. Samsung, Huawei and Motorola have already shown the design capabilities and functionality of foldable phones. Now Google seems to be on the verge of joining the party with its own version of a foldable device, at least the rumors suggest. As per … Continue reading

These Vodafone and Virgin broadband deals blow everything else out the water

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
If you're looking for new fibre broadband deals right now, either Virgin or Vodafone will be the place to go right now.

20 outdoorsy deals for dad just in time for Father’s Day

Mashable / 12h
Got a dad who has recently leaned into the outdoorsy lifestyle? Whether COVID lockdowns brought it out of him or he’s always been a camping , hiking , or fishing enthusiast, Father’s Day offers a perfect opportunity for you to support his newfound or rediscovered hobbies. For a limited time, you can slash an extra 20% off all kinds of outdoorsy deals for dad — from solar-powered camping grills to

Access tons of productivity apps with this subscription

Mashable / 13h
TL;DR: Setapp gives you access to apps to help improve your productivity, and it's on sale as of June 5. Get a one year subscription for only $69 — a 42% discount. Setapp is a productivity service for Mac and iPhone users designed to help you organize your work, stay focused, and more. A subscription to Setapp grants you access to over 210 curated apps that are designed to boost productivity — wh

Save 50% on an affordable Photoshop alternative

Mashable / 13h
TL;DR: TwistedBrush Pro Studio is a cheaper alternative to Photoshop — and it's on sale as of June 5. Get lifetime access to the Windows software for only $49.50 . When it comes to digital art software, Photoshop is king. But it’s far from the only app on the market. If you're looking for a Photoshop alternative, check out TwistedBrush Pro Studio from Pixarra. Like other digital art tools, Twiste

14 Father’s Day deals on wine, beer, and cocktail gifts

Mashable / 12h
Can’t think of anything to get your dad for Father’s Day? How about some libations? Better yet, how about one of these deals on wine, beer, and cocktail-related gifts to take his favorite beverage up a notch . From decanters and wine delivery to cocktail enhancements, these deals are great for dad to drink up on Father’s Day and beyond. Plus, they’re all on sale for an extra 20% off for a limited