Thursday, June 03, 2021

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Working from home: Call to ban out-of-hours emails from bosses

37KBBC News - Technology / 10h
The UK government is urged to bring in a French-style law giving workers "the right to disconnect".

United Airlines announces deal with Boom Supersonic for faster-than-sound commercial flights

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3KThe Points Guy / 8h
United Airlines said on Thursday that it had signed a deal with Boom Supersonic , a startup working to develop the first supersonic commercial jet since the Concorde, to purchase up to 50 of the company’s planned passenger jet. Under the deal, United would purchase 15 of Boom’s Overture jet, which the startup plans to enter into commercial service in 2029, with the option for up to 35 more. Sign

For World Bicycle Day, Here's a Look at Some of My Favorite Bike Tech

100+How-To Geek / 8h
Cycling changed my life. Tech enhances my life on a daily basis. When I get to combine these two things, it’s truly magical. So I figured for World Bicycle Day I could highlight some of my favorite bike tech—things I use daily and things that I’m just genuinely excited about and haven’t gotten to try yet. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Do Massage Guns Really Help Recovery?

Lifehacker / 9min
In the quest for deeper and more intensely felt massages, many athletes have settled upon the massage gun as a tool to aid recovery. But is a percussive massager any better than other forms of self-massage, like foam rolling ? And how does it feel to use one? Read more...

Meet the concept EV that transforms into a mobile living room — Future Blink

Mashable / 10min
The seats of the Airo electric car, a concept vehicle from Heatherwick Studios , can be transformed into living spaces that serve multiple purposes. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Innovation , Electric Vehicles , Electric Car , and Smart Car

Now You Can Mine Crypto From Your Norton Antivirus App

Gizmodo / 15min
Antivirus apps are best known for running in the background and annoying people with all sorts of pop-ups. But with a new update to Norton 360, Norton’s antivirus app will now let you mine Ethereum, too. Read more...

Life in the queue: meet the gamers camping out for an RTX 3080 Ti across the US

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 15min
When Best Buy announced this week that a limited number of RTX 3080 Ti cards would be available for purchase, getting in line for the newest GPU became a test of physical endurance.

Apple updates AirTags to address stalking concerns

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Engadget / 18min
Apple has updated AirTags in order to address privacy concerns associated with the Bluetooth trackers.

Ubisoft will reveal whatever 'Rainbow Six Quarantine' is now at E3

Engadget / 23min
It will have a new name, for obvious reasons.

10% of the World's Sequoias Burned in a Single Wildfire Last Year

Gizmodo / 26min
The climate crisis has put sequoias on a dangerous path. A draft report from the National Park Service indicates that 10% of the largest trees in the world were wiped out in last year’s Castle Fire. Read more...

DC Comics’ latest Batman/Fortnite issue offers free Deathstroke glider

SlashGear / 31min
DC Comics has released the fourth issue in its Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point mini-series, giving fans the latest installment in the expanded storyline, as well as a code to redeem the Deathstroke Glider for free. Only two issues remain in the series, with the fifth issue scheduled for release shortly after the next Fortnite season arrives. Epic teamed with DC Comics … Continue reading

Where to Get Free Donuts on National Donut Day

Lifehacker / 38min
National Donut Day is tomorrow, June 4, which means that donut chains like Dunkin’ and Krispy Kreme are offering free or discounted donuts, along with other giveaways like a “free donuts for a year” contest and free t-shirts. Here’s a look at what the donut chains are offering. Read more...

The Old QAnon Gang Is Back on the Campaign Trail

Gizmodo / 38min
Media Matters has released the latest edition of its now-regular QAnon candidates series: the checklist of people running for Congress who also adhere to conspiracy theories that helped motivate a violent insurrection. One has even talked about participating in that event. Some already hold office. Fun with friends… Read more...

Four Seasons New Orleans Opening July 2021

One Mile at a Time / 43min
The Big Easy will soon be getting a new luxury hotel, which will probably be the best major hotel in the city. While it’s not bookable with points, it’s at least worth being aware of, as rates are fairly reasonable (at least as of now). Basics of the new Four Seasons New Orleans The Four Seasons New Orleans is now accepting reservations for stays as of July 21, 2021. The Four Seasons will feature

Philips Hue Finally Has a Good App

Gizmodo / 44min
It took four generations, but the Philips Hue app is finally a delight to use. In a significant update to its iOS and Android apps, which control its expansive lineup of smart lights and bulbs, Hue now has an overhauled interface and better automation engine, plus a few other subtle tweaks that make the entire… Read more...

Journey Into the Brutal, Magical World of Debut Fantasy The Wolf and the Woodsman

Gizmodo / 44min
In Ava Reid’s The Wolf and the Woodsman , a young woman named Évike becomes an outcast in her village because she doesn’t have magic powers (at least, none that she knows of). She’s sent away as a sacrifice , but her fate changes dramatically after she survives a monster attack. Today, io9 has more from Reid’s debut… Read more...

The big E3 game news we expect from Square Enix’s 2021 showcase

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SlashGear / 45min
Square Enix today confirmed its plans for E3 2021, announcing that it will host another Square Enix Presents livestream in which it make a bunch of new reveals. Like most companies, Square Enix is keeping its biggest plans a secret, but it has revealed some of the games that will feature during the event. Of course, we can also make … Continue reading

World’s largest cruise ship could sail again with paying passengers by early August

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The Points Guy / 50min
The world’s largest cruise ship could be sailing again with paying passengers by August. Royal Caribbean president and CEO Michael Bayley on Thursday said the line had won approval from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct a so-called “test cruise” with its record-setting, 5,518-passenger Symphony of the Seas out of PortMiami starting Aug. 1. Announcing the news in

Physicist Claims That Information Is a New Form of Matter

100+Futurism / 51min
Information Overload Based on current trends, there could be more bits of digital information in use on Earth than there are atoms of matter in about 350 years — and a physicist says that digital information ought to be considered a new form of matter itself. That means Earth is heading toward a crisis that University of Portsmouth physicist Melvin Vopson calls the “information catastrophe,” acco

Google Sheets is getting a much needed collaboration upgrade

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 51min
Google has updated Sheets with several new ways to view, navigate through and respond to comments in a spreadsheet.

Twitter's app is getting a dedicated Spaces section

Engadget / 53min
In case there was any doubt about Twitter’s commitment to Spaces, the company is giving the Clubhouse-like audio feature its own section of the app.

Fujifilm Is the Latest Victim of the Global Ransomware Spree

Gizmodo / 57min
Fujifilm, the Japanese film company that somehow survived (and then thrived) amidst the digital photography revolution, would appear to be the latest victim in a recent blitz of ransomware attacks. The firm has announced that it’s investigating the “possibility of a ransomware attack,” while noting that it was still… Read more...

Lux Capital has raised $1.5 billion more to invest in — and create — new startups

TechCrunch / 59min
The fundraising continues apace in the go-go world of venture capital. Today, it’s Lux Capital — known for its frontier investing — that has closed a $675 million early-stage venture fund and an $800 million growth-stage fund from its existing LPs, including many of the foundations, endowments, and family offices that have backed the firm from its start in 2000. It’s easy to appreciate why they w

3 lessons we learned after raising $6.3M from 50 investors

TechCrunch / 59min
Henry Shapiro Contributor Henry Shapiro is the co-founder of, an intelligent calendar assistant platform used daily by over 4,000 companies. Prior to founding Reclaim, Henry led product and marketing at New Relic. It was August 2019, and the fundraising process was not going well. My co-founder and I had left our product management jobs at New Relic several months prior, deciding to fi

Ford-owned Spin shakes up scooter business with new CEO, e-bikes and city strategy

TechCrunch / 1h
Spin, the Ford-owned micromobility operator, has added a new CEO, launched a new strategy to capture market share and announced a plan to get back into bike share, although this time with an electric twist. The flurry of moves suggest that Spin is still trying to figure out the best path forward to push past its rivals and become profitable. Under the changes announced Thursday, co-founder and CE

Google shares its $2M Black Founders Fund among 30 European startups

TechCrunch / 1h
Google has selected 30 startups to receive a share of its $2M Black Founders Fund in Europe, providing these companies with a spot of cash, some valuable cloud services, and a bit of good old-fashioned networking among the Google crew. The fund was announced last fall as part of a company-wide effort towards “building a more equitable future for everyone,” alongside grants and new sponsorships. O

Samsung will shut down the v1 SmartThings hub this month

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / The v1 SmartThings Hub from 2013. It's dying at the end of the month. (credit: Samsung ) Samsung has spent the last year or so upending its SmartThings ecosystem . SmartThings was born as an independent company in 2012 when it launched one of the largest Kickstarter campaigns ever: a $1.2 million funding program for the company's first smart home hub. Samsung bought SmartThings in 2014,

Apple AirTag update aims to settle stalking fear plus Android app in works

SlashGear / 1h
Apple plans to update AirTags to speed up warnings for people who may not know they’re being tracked, while an Android app is now in the works to bring improved alerts to non-iPhone users. Launched earlier this year, AirTags are Apple’s long-rumored entry into the personal tracker market, intended to help find keys, bags, and other items. However concerns were … Continue reading

Chase Launching Network Of Sapphire Airport Lounges, Starting In Boston

View from the Wing / 1h
Chase announced today that they're introducing their own network of airport lounges, though little details are provided on forthcoming "Chase Sapphire Lounge® by The Club" products. To date Chase has relied on Priority Pass to offer lounge access to its premium Reserve cardmembers. They're the third card issuer to build a network of lounges in U.S. airports. Continue reading ...

United discontinues practice of allowing free changes for ‘fuller’ flights

The Points Guy / 1h
Early during the pandemic, United Airlines added an option for flyers booked on “fuller” flights to make a change to their trip , including moving the date slightly — or even choosing an alternate departure or arrival airport nearby — completely free of charge. In general, this option became available when the check-in window opened “on flights that [were] expected to be closer to full capacity,”

Nanoleaf Elements bring woodgrain to smart lighting panels

SlashGear / 1h
Nanoleaf Elements were just revealed by the folks that delivered the original triangular light panels. Elements begins with “Wood Look Hexagons”, panels with individual wood grain faces and much of the same smart lighting feature set included with each previous Nanoleaf product – save the wide array of color options. These panels are made to be simpler – and more … Continue reading

ZOIA 2.0 update unlocks more power for complex modular effects

Engadget / 1h
Empress Effect's do-it-all guitar pedal is now even more powerful and versatile.

Sony’s “generations matter” mantra crumbles: Gran Turismo 7 will be cross-gen

Ars Technica / 1h
GT7 Enlarge / We've since touched up GT7 's last significant advertisement, as per this week's platform update. (credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Aurich Lawson) On Wednesday, Sony published a wide-ranging interview with the head of its PlayStation Studios division , arguably to set expectations ahead of the usual barrage of mid-June game announcements and reveals. In Sony's case, setting

The world saw a shark-pocalypse 19 million years ago, and we don’t know why

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Leah D. Rubin) Sharks have been swimming and hunting in the world's oceans for 450 million years , and though their numbers have recently declined because of human activity, they're still with us. But the world once had many more, and many more varieties of, the large marine predators compared to today. In fact, new research published in Science suggests that 19 million years ago

Stack Overflow sold to tech investor Prosus for $1.8 billion

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / If you've ever gone looking for answers to software development questions, this screenshot probably looks quite familiar. (credit: Jim Salter) Legendary programming Q&A site Stack Overflow is being acquired by Prosus N.V., Europe's largest tech investment firm. According to a press release on Prosus' website, the two companies entered into a definitive acquisition agreement yesterday. A

BlackBerry is Reddit's latest meme stock

Engadget / 1h
The share price has shot up in recent days, while AMC is on another big run.

Snakes NOT on a plane: How Qantas keeps serpentine stowaways off of its stored A380s

The Points Guy / 1h
If you were weirded out by last week’s stowaway bat news, you’ll be glad to know that Qantas is doing all it can to keep venomous rattlesnakes off the A380 aircraft it has been storing in the desert for more than a year. During last year’s sharp downturn in travel, thanks to COVID-19, many airlines had to put large portions of their fleets into storage. Arid desert environments are preferred, but

In Hong Kong, Short-Lived Censorship Hints at a Deeper Standoff

NYT > Technology / 1h
Authorities succeeded in shuttering an activist site for three days. The takedown, and its reversal, presage a battle over internet freedoms.

Waymo’s driverless taxi service can now be accessed on Google Maps

TechCrunch / 1h
Waymo One, the ride-hailing service that uses driverless vehicles in the suburbs of Phoenix, can now be accessed and booked through Google Maps. This will be the first fully autonomous ride-hailing option available in the app, which will roll out first to Android users, Waymo said Thursday. The team up not only brings together two Alphabet companies, it signals Waymo’s push to become more visible

Dogs Can Suffer Heatstroke, and Other Things to Know About Keeping Your Pet Cool in the Summer

100+Lifehacker / 1h
When they pant, wander around looking for shade, and finally stubbornly lie down and refuse to walk, your dog is telling you something, and you probably don’t need a dog whisperer to figure it out: Your canine friend is hot , and telling you in the adorable way that only dogs can. Read more...

The BMW i4 strikes a dangerous balance

SlashGear / 1h
Should your EV shout about its electrons, or will more drivers come calling if aesthetic takes a back seat to technology? That’s the challenge automakers like BMW face, and the confirmation of the 2022 i4 and iX launch details this week has thrown a spotlight on some of the biggest difficulties that linger beyond electric range alone. Advanced mass-production manufacturing … Continue reading

Black Widow Offers One Last Peek Before the Movie Finally Comes Out

Gizmodo / 1h
It’s been a long, long time since we got our first look at Marvel ’s long, long-awaited Black Widow movie. How long? Well, the first teaser trailer came out on December 2, 2019. But now that it’s currently scheduled to premiere next month, we’ve received one final look before we (hopefully) get to see the dang thing. Read more...

Something Wiped Out Nearly All Sharks 19 Million Years Ago, New Research Suggests

Gizmodo / 1h
Scientists have stumbled upon a previously unknown extinction event that decimated ocean shark populations 19 million years ago. The cause of this sudden die-off, in which global shark populations plummeted by 90%, is a complete mystery. Read more...

Amazon's Ring Will Finally Make Police Requests Public

Gizmodo / 1h
Amazon’s Ring—a company that is famously pretty chummy with law enforcement—will now require law enforcement officials to make their requests for security footage public, the company said in a blog post published Thursday. Starting next week, any time an officer wants to ask Ring’s customers for any recordings that… Read more...

The official E3 2021 schedule includes Take-Two, Gearbox and WB Games

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Engadget / 1h
With the start of E3 2021 a little more than a week away, the Electronic Software Association has shared the official schedule for the four-day virtual event.

Twitter officially launches 'Twitter Blue,' its new subscription service

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Mashable / 2h
"Yes, the rumors are true," reads a tweet from Twitter's official communications team . The rumors are about Twitter's often talked about paid subscription service . Twitter unveiled the new subscription tier, Twitter Blue , on Thursday. It is rolling immediately in Canada and Australia. That's right, Canadian and Australian Mashable readers. Twitter is launching this service's "first iteration,"

Aviation in 2030: Fuel-guzzling supersonic planes or electric air taxis?

Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Joby Aviation's electric aircraft takes off for a test flight. (credit: Joby Aviation) Over the last two days, two companies have outlined radically different—yet oddly familiar—visions for the future of air travel. One idea is built around a buzzing network of small, electrically powered vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft ferrying commuters in and out of dense urban areas,

SpaceX launches Dragon cargo spacecraft to the Space Station with new Falcon 9

TechCrunch / 2h
SpaceX’s Dragon capsule is once again heading to the International Space Station. The company launched its 22nd Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission for NASA on Thursday. This is the fifth capsule SpaceX has sent to ISS in the last twelve months, SpaceX director of Dragon mission management Sarah Walker noted in a media briefing Tuesday. It’s also the first launch of the year on a new Falco

Record Heat Worsens California's Already Punishing Drought

Gizmodo / 2h
Summer has begun with a sizzle in California and the rest of the West. Large swaths of the state are baking under a heat wave, including areas in the Central Valley where the National Weather Service is warning there’s “little to no relief” from the brutal temperatures on Thursday. That will only reinforce the dire… Read more...

This Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Is Incredibly Freezer-Friendly

Lifehacker / 2h
Hello everyone, and welcome back to Prix Fixed, Lifehacker’s new menu-planning advice column . Read more...

Epic Game Store’s new free game is perfect for those who want a challenge

SlashGear / 2h
The Epic Mega Sale kicked off a few weeks ago, and with the start of the sale came the promise of some big free games. The sale kicked off by offering NBA 2K21 for free, and then last week, Among Us rotated in. Today, Among Us has been replaced by another big free game, and fans of brutal survival games … Continue reading

Tesla’s Model S Plaid Breaks the Quarter-Mile Record at 152 MPH

Futurism / 2h
Going Plaid Tesla’s ludicrously fast Model S Plaid just set a new production car record, Teslarati reports , covering a quarter mile in just 9.247 seconds at the Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California . The previous record was held by the Bugatti Chiron Sport, covering the quarter mile in just 9.4 seconds . Those shaved milliseconds were confirmed by none other than retired show host and autom

Supreme Court limits US hacking law in landmark CFAA ruling

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TechCrunch / 2h
The Supreme Court has ruled that a police officer who searched a license plate database for an acquaintance in exchange for cash did not violate U.S. hacking laws. The landmark ruling concludes a long-running case that clarifies the controversial Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, or CFAA, by putting limits on what kind of conduct can be prosecuted. The court ruled 6-3 in favor of Nathan Van Buren, a

Paramount+ Ad-Supported Plan Gets $1 Cheaper But Loses Live Channel Access

How-To Geek / 2h
Paramount+, formerly known as CBS All Access, is replacing its $6 a month Limited Commercials plan with a new, $5 per month Essential Plan. It’s hard to say no to a discount, but for whatever reason, the new Essential Plan doesn’t include local CBS broadcasts, a prominent feature in the tier that it’s replacing. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google Announces the $99 Pixel Buds A-Series, For Reals This Time

How-To Geek / 2h
Today, Google officially released its new earbuds following an accidental early announcement back in May. Like most Google hardware, we knew everything about them already, but now we have pricing and release details. The all-new Google Pixel Buds A-Series is available to pre-order today for only $99. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Walmart Copies Prime Day (Again) With "Deals for Days" Starting on June 20th

How-To Geek / 2h
After learning that Amazon Prime Day kicks off on June 21st, Walmart is copying Amazon again and says it’ll host its own biggest sale of the year a day earlier. Confirming the Walmart ‘Deals for Days’ sale on June 20th-23rd. However, we’re not sure what type of deals to expect. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Twitter Blue is Official, and It's Stupid

How-To Geek / 2h
Twitter users have speculated for months—nay, years—over whether the site would ever offer a subscription tier with added perks. Today, it announced it is officially launching its “first-ever subscription offering,” which is totally awesome. Except that it isn’t. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Norton Antivirus Is Now a Cryptominer ... Wait, what?

How-To Geek / 2h
You can’t be serious. Norton 360, the somewhat-frustrating antivirus software that comes preinstalled on many Windows computers, will soon have a built-in Ethereum cryptominer. In its press release, NortonLifeLock says that Norton Crypto will empower people to mine with a “brand they trust” instead of taking risks and running “unvetted code” on their computers. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Understanding Kubernetes Image Pull Policies

How-To Geek / 2h
Kubernetes image pull policies control when Kubelet should fetch an updated image version. Pull policies are used when a new Pod is starting up. Kubelet will take the appropriate action indicated by the Pod’s policy. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Nanoleaf's New Smart Lights Are Less Sci-Fi, More HGTV

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Gizmodo / 2h
With their vibrant hues and designs inspired by science fiction, it’s often hard to make smart lights fit in with more traditional furniture. That’s exactly what Nanoleaf is trying to fix with its new line of Elements smart lights. Read more...

Blackstone acquires tech publisher IDG for $1.3B, as private equity strikes again

TechCrunch / 2h
It’s been a busy week for private equity with Cloudera , Stack Overflow and FireEye coming off the board on Tuesday and Wednesday. Today Blackstone bought media and data company IDG for $1.3 billion. The company had been owned by Oriental Rainbow, LLC, a subsidiary of China Oceanwide Holdings Group, Co. Ltd. With IDG, Blackstone gets tech analyst firm IDC along with a collection of tech publicati

What Parents Need to Know About Teens and Online Dating

Lifehacker / 2h
Even before the pandemic, much of a teenager’s social life played out online. Socializing with friends (and frenemies) didn’t stop when the final bell of the school day rang—it carried over to Snapchat, TikTok, or Instagram throughout the evening, so it’s not surprising that the reliance on social media only grew… Read more...

The 'world's lightest' hardcase carry-on is, well, pretty damn light. And that's about it.

Mashable / 2h
There are suitcases that have power banks built in, that you can ride on when you get tired , that follow you automatically around the airport , that convert into backpacks and duffels and probably into tiny standing desks for the indefatigable business traveler. But every piece of luggage, no matter how fancy, has one thing in common: at some point, you’ll have to lift it. Read more... July Carr

Here’s why Toyota converted this Corolla to hydrogen and went racing

Ars Technica / 2h
When Akio Toyoda, the president of Toyota Motor Corporation, wanted to demonstrate to Japanese customers that hydrogen power is safe, he decided to convert a Corolla to use H2 in an internal combustion engine and then entered the car in an endurance racing series. He was even one of the drivers. [credit: Toyota ] In late May, a special Toyota Corolla entered the track at Fuji Speedway in Japan to

Amazon Wants a Lot of New Laws

NYT > Technology / 2h
The tech giant deserves credit for taking on big issues, but what matters is that it follows through to the end.

Microsoft’s Vote Tracking Software Clears a Major Hurdle

Wired / 2h
Hart InterCivic will be the first private vendor to partner with the company on using its open-source ElectionGuard system.

Spotify's latest feature is like a Wrapped round-up every day of the year

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Spotify is rolling out a new feature called Only You that will provide some insightful information about your listening habits.

LIGHTSPEED Presents: "A Tableau of Things That Are" by Adam-Troy Castro

Gizmodo / 2h
io9 is proud to present fiction from LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE . Once a month, we feature a story from LIGHTSPEED’s current issue. This month’s selection is “A Tableau of Things That Are” by Adam-Troy Castro. You can read the story below or listen to the podcast on our website. Enjoy! Read more...

Hormonal health is a massive opportunity: Where are the unicorns?

TechCrunch / 2h
Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse, but Elizabeth Ruzzo says she experienced it firsthand after telling a doctor that she suffered from suicidal ideation after taking birth control pills. Hormonal health sits at the center of conversations around personalized medicine and women’s health: By 2025, women’s health could be a $50 billion industry, and by 2026, digital health more broadly is

Sinking Ship Full of Chemicals and Oil Threatens Horrifying Environmental Disaster

Futurism / 2h
A massive container ship carrying 330 tons of oil and 25 tons of flammable nitric acid off the coast of Sri Lanka was hit by an explosion last week after the Sri Lankan navy failed to put out the flames that had been raging on board for at least four days. Now the fire is quickly turning into a horrifying environmental disaster. And officials in Sri Lanka are bracing for the disaster to get even

This Satechi iPad Pro dock turns Apple’s tablet into a mini-iMac

SlashGear / 2h
A new Satechi stand could help turn your iPad Pro into a mini-iMac, adding not only desk convenience but also a whole host of new ports in the process. The Satechi Aluminum Stand & Hub for the new iPad Pro gives the Apple M1-powered tablet easy connections like HDMI and an SD card reader, for those wanting to switch their … Continue reading

Google is bringing more Enhanced Safe Browsing protections to Chrome

Engadget / 2h
It will add more safeguards against potentially malicious extensions and downloads.

Announcing the Disrupt 2021 Extra Crunch Stage Agenda

TechCrunch / 2h
Disrupt 2020 was an absolute banger of a conference, but we’re not ones to rest on our laurels. We have an incredible Disrupt in store for you this September 21-23 , with an amazing line up of speakers across the hottest of topics, like crypto, health/biotech, SPACs, the creator economy, and the usual spread of startup how-to content and fundraising strategies and tactics. And we’re ahead of sche

Simplified raises $2.2 million in seed to bring automated content creation to marketers

TechCrunch / 2h
Simplified , a marketing-focused design software looking to take on Canva, has raised $2.2 million in seed funding led by Craft Ventures. Superhuman’s Rahul Vohra and Todd Goldberg, former Uber CPO Manik Gupta, Pelican Ventures Ajay Yadav (also Roomie founder), Form Capital, 8Bit Capital, Early Grey Capital, GFR Fund, MyAsia VC and others participated in the round. Simplified is aimed directly at

Twitter redesigns its mobile app to make Spaces the center tab

TechCrunch / 2h
Twitter is updating its app to make its audio chat room feature, Twitter Spaces , a central part of the user experience. Today, the company will begin to roll out a dedicated tab for Twitter Spaces in the main navigation bar of its mobile app, initially on iOS to select users. The feature will see Twitter Spaces gain the middle spot in this bar, in between the Search magnifying glass icon and the

Apple's all-new AirTag tracker just went on sale for the first time ever

Mashable / 3h
SAVE $1.02: The new Apple AirTag is on sale for the first time ever — as of June 3, you could get one on Amazon for just $27.98 (normally $29). Leaving the house after a good year of being stuck indoors will pose some weird new challenges for many of us, whether it's relearning how to make small talk, mustering up the energy to put on real pants, or remembering to bring everything we need. (Phone

Supreme Court Limits Reach of Federal Law on Computer Crime

NYT > Technology / 3h
In a 6-to-3 decision featuring unusual alliances, the court said it was wary of interpreting the law to allow commonplace conduct to be prosecuted.

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

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Here's how to watch French Open tennis online and get a Nadal vs Gasquet live stream, as the 13-time champ looks to continue his remarkable Roland Garros run on his birthday.

Latest Xbox Free Play Days weekend serves up a ton of Warhammer

SlashGear / 3h
Xbox owners with time to burn this weekend might want to check out Microsoft’s Free Play Days promo. This time around, the focus is Warhammer, with three different Warhammer games going free-to-play for this weekend only. As always, if you try the games and decide you like them, they’re also being sold at a discount this weekend. The first game … Continue reading

Puppy Experiment Shows How Dogs Connect With Humans From Birth

Gizmodo / 3h
New research published this week suggests that dogs are born to understand people, at least to some extent. The study showed that 8-week-old puppies preparing to become service dogs were already capable of communicating with humans, even without formal training. Moreover, they found that genetics played a large role… Read more...

Twitter will now allow you to undo tweets — if you pay.

NYT > Technology / 3h
Its new subscription service also adds features to make it easier to bookmark and organize posts.

Grimes Says AI Will Usher in an Era of Luxurious Communism

2KFuturism / 3h
Acclaimed musician Claire “Grimes” Boucher posted a TikTok video on Wednesday night in which she returned to one of her favorite pastimes: overpromising what artificial intelligence can provide to society. “I have a proposition for the communists,” she said in the video . “Typically, most of the communists I know are not big fans of AI. But — if you think about it — AI is actually the fastest pat

Twitter will soon start monetizing Fleets by showing full-screen ads

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Twitter wants to monetize Fleets by offering brands to show you ads within Fleets that will include a “swipe up” call-to-action.

Vivo Y73 leaked to feature MediaTek Helio G95, 64MP triple camera

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
A new smartphone called the Vivo Y73 has been leaked to feature MediaTek Helio G95, 64MP triple camera is apparently coming to India in June.

Zuckerberg confirms much-awaited features coming soon to WhatsApp

WhatsApp Zuckerberg•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Mark Zuckerberg says Multiple device support on WhatsApp is coming to public beta within two months. A couple of privacy-focused features coming as well

Fasthosts launches e-commerce website builder for SMBs

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Fasthosts new e-commerce offering will help budding businesses easily create professional online shops.

Toyota’s electric concept SUV lands in the US ahead of its 2022 launch

Engadget / 3h
Toyota’s bZ4X BEV concept SUV started turning heads when it debuted at Auto Shanghai earlier this year, and its journey to the United States has already begun. The automaker confirmed yesterday that the concept vehicle has officially landed in its Plano, Texas headquarters, and that it plans to begin selling the angular crossover in the US sometime next year. (Here’s hoping it gets less tongue twi

The IOC is releasing Olympic pins as NFTs

Engadget / 3h
Working with the IOC, video game developer nWay will release an officially licensed set of NFT Olympic Pins on June 17th.

New Study Backs Up Finding That MagSafe Can Interfere With Medical Devices

Gizmodo / 3h
Back in January, researchers warned that the iPhone 12 lineup and MagSafe accessories could potentially deactivate implanted medical devices . Now, the American Heart Association has released a study that corroborates these findings on a larger scale, noting that several devices from three major companies were “found… Read more...

Google Pixel Buds A-Series wireless earbuds finally launch with great price

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The next Google wireless earbuds are here following weeks of speculation.

Razer Iskur X called the brand’s most affordable gaming chair at $400 USD

SlashGear / 3h
Razer revealed a new gaming chair this week with high density foam, multi-layered synthetic leather, and a steel-reinforced body. Razer Iskur X is what Razer calls “Razer’s most affordable gaming chair” at a cool $400 USD. Razer also introduced this week a Razer Head Cushion and a Razer Lumbar Cushion, both made to work with gaming chairs, sold separate from … Continue reading

FBI Blames Russia Hackers for Shutting Down Much of US Beef Supply

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Futurism / 3h
Ribeye Ransom The FBI is now blaming the Russian hacking group REvil, also known as Sodinokibi, for the massive ransomware hack that threatened about a quarter of the US beef supply. REvil, which the BBC reports is one of the most prominent and profitable hacker groups in the world, specifically targeted the meat processing giant JBS, shutting down operations in the US, Canada, and Australia. REv

Gran Turismo 7 likely won’t be PS5 exclusive, Sony reveals

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Gran Turismo 7 is likely to release on PS4 as well as PS5, Sony confirmed on the PlayStation blog.

Horizon Forbidden West features a 60fps mode – but only on PS5

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A new round of interviews have revealed more details for Horizon Forbidden West, including a 60 FPS mode on PS5.

Yet another rumor suggests new M1 MacBooks are coming at WWDC 2021

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New 14-inch and 16-inch models powered by Apple Silicon could be on the cards

Google Pixel Buds A-Series are true wireless earbuds for $99

SlashGear / 3h
Google has revealed its new true wireless earbuds, the Pixel Buds A-Series, cutting the price to under $100 in the process. Following on from the 2020 Pixel Buds, the new Pixel Buds A look much the same as their predecessors but – like the Pixel 4a did in phones – brings the tech in at a lower cost. So, you’ll … Continue reading

Exxon’s Newest Activist Investor Is a 'Space Cowboy'

Gizmodo / 3h
Exxon announced Wednesday that a third new member has been appointed to the company’s board, following a week of vote counting after the company was caught by surprise by a shareholder insurrection last week led by activist investor Engine No. 1. The new board member, Alexander “Andy” Karsner, currently works as a… Read more...

Disney’s Avengers Theme Park Is Nerdy in the Mighty Marvel Manner

200+Gizmodo / 3h
The Walt Disney Company’s latest theme park creation opens Friday at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, California and every corner of it is filled with winks and nods to all things Marvel. But the film, TV, and theme park giant’s new “Avengers Campus” won me over when I saw the Lego Death Star . Read more...

Watch Live and Wave Goodbye to the Baby Squid as They Launch to Space

Gizmodo / 3h
Tons of supplies, including tardigrades, baby Hawaiian bobtail squid, and a batch of fresh fruit and vegetables, are scheduled to lift off on Thursday aboard a new SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket bound for the International Space Station. You can watch the action live right here. Read more...

US remains on UK’s amber list, requiring 10-day quarantine

100+The Points Guy / 3h
The government has made its first round of changes to its green, red and amber lists. On Thursday, the government outlined the latest moves to the highest-risk red list, as well the first country to move from green to amber — and the United States has remained exactly where it was nearly one month ago. At this time, the government is not adding any new countries to the green list as of 4 a.m. on

Chic but expensive: The pros and cons of the Envoy Hotel, Autograph Collection, in Boston

The Points Guy / 3h
After having my graduation canceled last year due to the pandemic, I was thrilled to hear that we’d be having an in-person ceremony this year at the iconic Fenway Park. I just needed to decide where to stay while in Boston. Boston offers a ton of interesting hotels to choose from , including lots that can be booked with points . B ut there was one hotel in particular that I’ve had my eyes on for

It’s a Great Time to Sell Your Rental Property. And Roofstock Is the Smart Way to Sell.

Futurism / 3h
With demand for single-family rentals at an all-time high, there has never been a better time to sell your rental property than right now. Unfortunately, a lot of investors are reluctant to strike while the iron is hot because the traditional process of selling real estate takes too long, costs too much money, and requires too much work. So instead of cashing out on a property and using the profi

Pixel Buds A-Series review: Impressive features for $99

Engadget / 3h
Google’s latest true wireless earbuds are a $99 version of the Pixel Buds it debuted in 2020. Surprisingly, the company kept nearly all of the features that made those buds such a good option for users who prefer Google Assistant.

Introducing Engadget's 2021 Father's Day gift guide

Engadget / 3h
Here's Engadget's Father's Day gift guide for 2021, full of the best tech gift ideas for dad.

5 Reasons you need to attend TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

TechCrunch / 3h
Get ready to spend a full day rubbing virtual elbows with the global mobility community’s best and brightest minds and makers. TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 takes place June 9, and we’ve packed the agenda with experts, interviews, demos, panel discussions, breakout sessions and a metric ton of opportunity. Pro tip: It’s not too late to book a ticket. Grab yours here and save with groups of 4+. If yo

Google's Pixel Buds A are cheaper but mostly unchanged

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Mashable / 3h
Wireless earbuds have only gotten better, cheaper, and more abundant since Apple first introduced AirPods in 2016. Over the years, we've seen thoe earbuds go from being the biggest name in the game to just one of many, thanks to legit competition from the likes of Google , Samsung , and Amazon . With the new Pixel Buds A-Series earbuds, Google is bringing serious heat and value to the space, espe

A key 2021 MacBook Pro 16 part may just have been spotted online

SlashGear / 3h
Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro, expected to switch to the most potent version of Apple Silicon we’ve seen so far, could have been spotted cropping up in new filings for the first time. The flagship notebook would not only give Apple’s homegrown chips their most pro-user focused launch so far, but is widely believed to bring a considerable change in … Continue reading

Supreme Court Issues Radical New Reading of Anti-Hacking Law

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Gizmodo / 3h
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said a Georgia police officer had not violated the country’s main anti-hacking law by improperly accessing a government database for financial gain, a decision likely to curtail prosecutions under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) of individuals who misuse computer systems to… Read more...

Google’s New Pixel Buds Are a Perfect Example of What It Does Best

Gizmodo / 3h
There was a time not too long ago when it felt like a lot of Google’s devices lacked an identity. But since the release of the Pixel 3a , Google has really carved out a niche when it comes to making simple but still affordable gadgets that are big on value. Google is now applying this approach to wireless audio with… Read more...

Ganaz raises $7M A round to rethink how agriculture workers get hired and paid

TechCrunch / 3h
The agriculture sector is ripe for technological improvements, but beyond satellite-based crop management and bees-as-a-service , the actual people who work in the fields should be benefiting as well. Ganaz , empowered by a $7 million A round, aims to change how people with little documentation and no bank account get paid and send money with a modern workforce stack that embraces low tech as wel

Google’s Pixel Buds A Series are an exercise in earbud cost cutting

TechCrunch / 3h
Google does a lot of things well. But hardware strategy has never really been among them. The last several years have seen the company at least finding some consistency with its Pixel and Nest devices. But the former, in particular, has continued to struggle as the company has worked to find its footing in an already crowded space. In 2017, the company entered the wireless earbud space with the f

Easy: Giveaway of 200,000 $5 Prepaid Debit Cards

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 ...

Looking for a Father's Day gift he'll actually use? Get a robot vacuum.

Mashable / 3h
Best iRobot Roomba deals as of June 3: OUR TOP PICK: iRobot Roomba i7+ — save $150 BEST FEATURES: iRobot Roomba s9+ — save $150 BEST ROBOT MOP DEAL: iRobot Braava Jet M6 — save $100 Let's face it: Dads are hard to shop for. Plenty of gift guides will tell you to get him a new tie or a set of whiskey stones (does anyone actually use those?), but we say this is the year to get him a practical gift

Google Pixel 6 might actually compete with iPhone and Galaxy

SlashGear / 3h
It’s quickly becoming apparent that Google means business with their next Pixel smartphone release. Leaks of the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 XL (or Pro) suggest we’ve got two devices that have bold, unique industrial designs, high-powered processors inside, and camera arrays that out-do previous Pixel phones by a long shot. Today we’re going to take a look … Continue reading

Make your house a smart home with this sale on Echo devices

Mashable / 3h
Bring voice control to your home with these Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show devices on sale at Amazon as of June 3: OUR TOP PICK: Echo Show 5 (1st Gen, 2019 release) — Save $40 BEST FOR KIDS: Echo Dot (4th Gen) Kids + Echo Glow — Save $29.99 BEST BUDGET PICK: Echo Dot (2020 release) — Save $15 If you haven't added voice control to your smart home collection, now is a great time for some tech upgrad

I'm Lusting After This Custom Commodore 64 Smartwatch That Lets You Code in BASIC Right on Your Wrist

Gizmodo / 4h
I assumed there was very little I couldn’t do with my Apple Watch given it has its own well-stocked app store, but Nick Bild has shown me the error of my ways with this delightful Commodore 64-themed C64 Watch that not only has a retro-inspired watch face but a built-in BASIC interpreter too for coding on the go. Read more...

Amazon's Halo fitness tracker can now help you avoid throwing out your back

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Movement Health monitors the way you move using your phone's camera and puts together a fitness program.

Devolver Digital confirms E3 2021 showcase

SlashGear / 4h
Like many other gaming companies, Devolver Digital has confirmed its E3 2021 plans. The company today confirmed which day its E3 showcase will go live, and if it’s anything like the Devolver Digital shows of the past, then this one will definitely be worth tuning into. Unfortunately for us, Devolver hasn’t divulged which games will be on the docket for … Continue reading

macOS 12: release date, name and features

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Here's everything we know about macOS 12, the sequel to the biggest change of macOS in years.

FBI names JBS hackers as big meat processor fights ransomware

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SlashGear / 4h
The FBI has named hacking group REvil as responsible for the recent JBS cyberattack, insisting that fighting online crime is one of the agency’s “highest priorities.” The attack was announced over the weekend, with JBS – the world’s largest meat processing company – confirming its servers for operations in North America and Australia had been targeted. JBS’ “backup servers were … Continue reading

Egypt is using new archeological discoveries to lure tourists back

The Points Guy / 4h
Very few countries on Earth can come close to the treasure trove of history that Egypt boasts within its borders. The Mediterranean country that connects Africa with the Middle East is now leaning on its vast network of historic sites and museums to try to lure tourists who are eager to begin traveling again. Egypt isn’t just leaning on its greatest hits, although landmarks like the Giza Pyramids

Frst and Fabric Ventures announce fellowship program for crypto entrepreneurs

TechCrunch / 4h
VC funds Frst and Fabric Ventures are teaming up to create Le Crypto Fellowship . With this program, the two firms want to find the next 10 crypto entrepreneurs in France. And they think they might foster the most promising crypto startups if they don’t have any preconceived idea and team yet. As Pierre Entremont from Frst writes in a Medium post , there are a lot of opportunities if you want to

The existential cost of decelerated growth

TechCrunch / 4h
What happens to technology companies with slowing growth and a rising focus on profitability before they reach behemoth scale? How much does the market value hypergrowth? Just because a technology startup has a hot start, that doesn’t mean it will grow quickly forever. Most will wind up somewhere in the middle — or worse. Put simply, there is a larger number of tech companies that do fine or a li

Delivery, drones and DHL

TechCrunch / 4h
Locus (not to be confused with this Locus ) is one of those names that’s been popping up a lot in the news — and this roundup — over the past year. Last time we spoke to the Massachusetts company, it was around a sizable raise — $150 million to be nearly precise . That effectively valued the company as a unicorn. Core to the company’s successes are its partnerships (as is the case with any roboti

How to Travel Alone, According to Reddit

Lifehacker / 4h
For those prone to wanderlust, the loss of the option to freely travel has been one of the hardest parts of living through the pandemic. But even amid shutdowns and border closures, there was a spike in solo travel , as travel companies began to cater to people who found the socially-distanced lifestyle appealing (and… Read more...

Walmart onn Android TV stick seems like a bargain, but is it?

SlashGear / 4h
The Walmart Onn Android TV stick leaked today with a price that seems to undercut all rivals. The device is one of two, the other (also with Walmart “onn.” branding) costs slightly more and has significantly higher image resolution output. This device appears to herald the release of a collection of similar devices, all with essentially the same remote control … Continue reading

Facebook will give creators more info on how people use their images

Engadget / 4h
Facebook is giving creators tools that offer insights into how others use their images — including unauthorized use.

Watch a Man Soar Into the Sky With a Helicopter Backpack

Futurism / 4h
CopterPack A new video shows a daring pilot take off using what amounts to be a backpack helicopter — a futuristic blend of a jetpack and drone. The contraption is called CopterPack, and was created by an Australian startup of the same name. The video shows a pilot effortlessly taking to the skies on a beach, twisting and turning over a body of water. Is it a glimpse into the future of personal f

How to ‘Blend’ Spotify Playlists with Your Friends and Family

How-To Geek / 4h
Spotify Playlists are a huge part of the music-streaming experience. With the “Blend” feature, you and a friend can mix your music into an automatically curated playlist. It’s an even more personal way to share music with others. Here’s how the Blend feature works in Spotify. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Nextdoor makes it easier to find free stuff your neighbors are giving away

Engadget / 4h
You won't need an account to browse the items your neighbors are giving away.

I’d Like To Speak With The Marriott Manager!

One Mile at a Time / 4h
Oh boy, here we go… Yesterday I wrote about how I used suite night awards to confirm a room upgrade at a Marriott in Greece (please read that post for background, if you haven’t already). Only after reaching out to the hotel was I informed that it wouldn’t be honored. I wanted to provide some follow-up on that, as I’ve finally been annoyed enough that I’m ready to speak to the manager. I’m too pa

Minions' Attempt to Summon Hell on Earth Thwarted

Gizmodo / 4h
A gateway to the land of damned opened late last night at Universal Studios Hollywood. Fire erupted near the park’s Despicable Me attraction after the giant Minion who overlooks the ride used his dark powers to call forth the other forces of evil into our world. Luckily, the forces of good, a.k.a. firefighters,… Read more...

PlayStation Plus subscriptions are $15 off for a limited time during Days of Play

Mashable / 4h
SAVE $15: PlayStation's Days of Play sale features a great deal on year-long subscriptions to PlayStation Plus — save $15 at Amazon. Having a PlayStation definitely comes with big benefits — exclusive games that you can't get anywhere else, for one ( The Last of Us Part II , Marvel's Spider-Man , etc.) — but one thing that it hasn't caught up with Xbox on is a Game-Pass-like service. Xbox Game Pa

The best home entertainment gift ideas for dad

Engadget / 4h
Find the best home entertainment gift ideas for dad, including streaming devices, OLED TVs, headphones and more chosen by Engadget.

Roku debuts a 15-minute weekly series that recommends what to watch next

TechCrunch / 4h
Roku is expanding its programming for its free content hub, The Roku Channel, with today’s launch of its own weekly entertainment program called “Roku Recommends.” The 15-minute show will leverage Roku’s data to highlight the Top 5 titles for viewers to stream that week. While not exactly “original programming” the way that Roku’s recent additions of its acquired Quibi content is, the series will

These Whales Are Shrinking, and It’s Our Fault

Gizmodo / 4h
Whales are some of the biggest animals on the planet, but new research shows that at least one endangered species is shrinking. Read more...

IHG New Member Bonus: Free Night After Two Stays

One Mile at a Time / 4h
IHG Rewards has just launched a fantastic offer for new members, which could be worth it for anyone planning summer travel. New IHG Rewards members can earn a free night Those who join the IHG Rewards program can earn a free night valid at a property costing up to 40,000 points after completing two stays. Here’s how the promotion works: This is valid for new members with accounts registered in th

'Bo Burnham: Inside' is a brilliant and upsetting portrait of what just happened to us

Mashable / 4h
Let's all agree right now that asking someone what they "got done" in 2020 is a dick move worthy of public shame. Over a year ago, we all went to sleep and the sun rose on a world much worse than the one we'd known the day before, so glibly asking what someone did after that is not really a small talk kind of question. Bo Burnham did something in quarantine, though, and he wants us to watch it. O

Realtime Robotics raises a $31M Series A

TechCrunch / 4h
Boston-based Realtime Robotics this morning announced a $31.4 million round . The funding is part of the $11.7 million Series A the company announced all the way back in late 2019. Investors include HAHN Automation, SAIC Capital Management, Soundproof Ventures , Heroic Ventures, SPARX Asset Management, Omron Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, Scrum Ventures and Duke Angels. Realtime is one of a number

Architect Capital brings alternative capital to the early stage with new $100M fund

TechCrunch / 4h
Early-stage startups are increasingly looking for alternative ways to access capital, meaning not every company wants to raise money from VCs or take on debt. In recent years, a flurry of startups have emerged to give companies other options. (Think Pipe , for example.) And today, San Francisco-based Architect Capital is a new firm that is launching with over $100 million in funds to serve as an

Not on Nextdoor? You can still grab your neighbors’ stuff on Free Finds

TechCrunch / 4h
Nextdoor , the app that helps neighbors connect, launched a new feature called Free Finds today, which will help people browse the free items available in their neighborhoods. Since the start of 2020, monthly listings to buy, sell and give away items on Nextdoor have increased by 80%, but 25% of these listings advertised free stuff. So, the company decided to create a more streamlined way to get

The 2022 Ford Maverick is a new compact pickup with an old name

SlashGear / 4h
Ford’s F-150 Lightning won’t be the only truck that reboots a classic name, with the automaker confirming that yes, the new Ford Maverick is real, and yes, we’ll see it soon. The new Maverick will be a compact pickup, described by Ford as being all-new rather than a derivative of existing models like F-150 and Ranger. It’s been a while … Continue reading

HBO Max's next big sci-fi movie from the Westworld creators looks pretty cool

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
See the first trailer of Reminiscence, from Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy.

Help your distributed team thrive with a cloud ERP

Engadget / 4h
Learn how to go beyond remote connection for a more productive workplace.

The Early Universe Was a Vast Liquid Ocean, Scientists Say

100+Futurism / 4h
Physicists used the world’s largest atom accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland, to smash lead particles together at just shy of the speed of light in a bid to recreate the first matter created by the creation of the universe. This primordial goo, called “quark-gluon plasma” (QGP), only appeared for a tiny fraction of a second — 10 to the minus 23 seconds, to be precise — but

Xiaomi phones might finally get good software - or less bad, at least

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
It sounds like Xiaomi is about to make its maligned MIUI user interface a bit less buggy.

How are anti-malware tools different from regular antivirus?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
What do these respective security tools offer, and how exactly are they different from each other?

Intel Alder Lake CPUs now rumored to launch in October - alongside the next generation of Windows

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
The Intel 12th-gen desktop processor lineup might be arriving sooner than expected

Pokemon GO June Field Research and all the best rewards

SlashGear / 5h
In the month of June, 2021, Pokemon GO gets a whole lot of rewards for Field Research that’s not particularly difficult! There’s a whole lot of catching, powering up, and Buddy Pokemon action in the mix, and not a lot of “make X throws”. Those are just the WORST, especially if you’ve never gotten the hang of being able to … Continue reading

Fujifilm becomes the latest victim of a network-crippling ransomware attack

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TechCrunch / 5h
Japanese multinational conglomerate Fujifilm has been forced to shut down parts of its global network after falling victim to a suspected ransomware attack. The company, which is best known for its digital imaging products but also produces high-tech medical kit, including devices for rapid processing of COVID-19 tests, confirmed that its Tokyo headquarters was hit by a cyberattack on Tuesday eve

Google will make it harder to track Android users across apps (updated)

Engadget / 5h
Google is adding privacy protections to Android that will make it harder for advertisers to track you across apps.

Amazon teasing Fire TV edition TVs on sale way ahead of Prime Day

Mashable / 5h
Save up to $120: Toshiba and Insignia Fire TV Edition TVs between 32 and 50 inches are up to 35% off for Prime members as of June 3. Sometimes, your weekend consists of nothing more than binge-watching every season of a show and moving no more than from the couch to the bed. It's relaxing until the TVs aren't synced and you lose your episode — surprise, you just read a spoiler while trying to hun

American Heart Association says MagSafe could interfere with cardiac devices

Engadget / 5h
Researchers suggest there’s a risk when Apple's iPhone 12 Pro Max is placed very close to pacemakers.

What to expect from Apple's online-only WWDC 2021

Engadget / 5h
Google I/O is done, and so is Microsoft Build — that means Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is the last high-profile software showcase for at least a month. If you’re one to take Apple at its word, this year’s WWDC is shaping up to be the “biggest and best yet,” which leads us to the obvious question: what does the company plan to show off this year? Short answer: a lot.

TikTok called out for lack of ads transparency and for failing to police political payola

TechCrunch / 5h
TikTok announced a ban on political advertising all the way back in 2019 . So you’d be forgiven for thinking the ugly problem of democracy-denting political disinformation doesn’t apply inside its walled garden of dancing Gen Zers. But you’d be wrong. New research by Mozilla suggests that policy loopholes and lax oversight, especially around influencer marketing, coupled with an ongoing lack of a

Fully vaccinated travelers can now enjoy all that St. Lucia has to offer as island eases restrictions

The Points Guy / 5h
St. Lucia is the latest Caribbean island to update its travel rules to make vacation getaways more convenient for vaccinated tourists. The West Indies country has relaxed its COVID-19 entry restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers, giving them free rein to experience all parts of the island from the moment they arrive. Fully vaxxed visitors can eat out at the island’s numerous restaurants, vis

Save 33% on an air purifier that runs quietly

Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: The Sans HEPA Air Purifier will help you breathe a little easier — and it's on sale for 33% off. As of June 3, get one for only $299.99 . The Sans HEPA Air Purifier works with precise sensors to first accurately measure the air quality around the device and in the room, and then adjust as necessary to purify the air. (That means it doesn't overrun and use energy when it doesn't have to.) I

Twitter Blue subscription officially launches: Here’s what you get

SlashGear / 5h
Twitter is launching Twitter Blue, its first subscription product, promising new power-user features along with the ability to “Undo Tweet” for a monthly fee. The well-rumored subscription – which was previewed with various leaks and even appeared as an in-app purchase option in the Twitter iOS app – will initially be geographically limited in its roll-out, however. In fact, only … Continue readi

Windows Package Manager stumbles at the first hurdle

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Winget’s automated package submission process introduced more problems than it had hoped to solve.

UK PM Boris Johnson’s Tories guilty of spamming voters

TechCrunch / 5h
The governing party of the U.K. has been fined £10,000 by the national data protection watchdog for sending spam. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has sanctioned the Conservative Party following an investigation triggered by complaints from 51 recipients of unwanted marketing emails sent in the name of the prime minister, Boris Johnson . The emails in question were sent during eight da

Make summer road trips a whole lot cooler with a pop-up car tent

Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: Prepare to camp out anywhere along the road with this Extended Pop-Up Car Tent , which is on sale for 34% off. As of June 3 (just in time for summer road trips), grab one for just $249.95 . As carefree as the van life sounds, it’s actually pretty expensive. If you're not ready to take the plunge, consider a more accessible alternative to van life or RVing , which lets you enjoy the ultimat

Twitter Blue subscription service launches in Australia and Canada

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BBC News - Technology / 5h
Australia and Canada are the first two countries to get access to the enhanced Twitter product.

Battlegrounds Mobile India pre-registrations cross the 20 million mark

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Krafton has announced that Battlegrounds Mobile India has amassed over 20 million pre-registrations on the Google Play Store.

How to Set the Default Currency in Google Sheets

How-To Geek / 5h
Before creating or editing a spreadsheet in Google Sheets, it’s good to make sure that the default currency for the document matches your expectations. Here’s how to change the default currency and how to check it in existing spreadsheets. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Use React's Error Boundaries to Catch Crashes

How-To Geek / 5h
React error boundaries let you catch JavaScript errors that occur in child components. Any unhandled error originating below the boundary’s tree position will be caught, preventing a crash occurring. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

WhatsApp confirms multi-device support, disappearing messages are on the way

SlashGear / 5h
It seems that several big, new features are on the way to WhatsApp. First and foremost, it looks like WhatsApp is nearly ready to move multi-device support into testing. While that’s big enough news on its own, we’re also learning today that WhatsApp will expand disappearing messages functionality in addition to launching a new feature called “View Once” that makes … Continue reading

Virgin Galactic announces another human-tended science flight

Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / Virgin Galactic's third powered flight on July 26th 2018. (credit: Virgin Galactic) Virgin Galactic announced a new contract Thursday for human-tended research aboard its suborbital spacecraft, VSS Unity. The company said that Kellie Gerardi, a researcher and science communicator, would conduct two experiments during an upcoming flight that could happen as early as 2022. The announcemen

Little Black Door launches app on iOS/Android allowing women to share wardrobes, online and off

TechCrunch / 5h
Our relationship with fashion has changed, and not just because of the pandemic. Months in lockdown means people are probably more aware of their fashion purchases and how they consume, given its been such a long time without socializing. But the oft-talked about “Clueless” wardrobe , which would allow women to both see into their collections, as well as share and potentially borrow from friends,

Peloton discounts digital memberships for students, military and first responders

Engadget / 5h
Peloton is cutting the price of its digital memberships for students, healthcare workers, teachers, first responders, military and military families.

Twitter Blue subscriptions launch in Canada and Australia first

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Engadget / 5h
Twitter's new “Twitter Blue” service, which gives users access to “exclusive” features for a few bucks a month, is launching in Canada and Australia.

Ford brings back the Maverick name for a new compact truck

Engadget / 5h
Rumors about Ford's Maverick pickup have been floating around for a long time, and next week it will reveal the compact truck to the world.

oneworld Upgrades Expected To Launch By End Of Year, American Elites Could Upgrade On 14 Airlines

View from the Wing / 5h
Last summer the CEO of the global oneworld alliance - which includes airlines like American, British Airways, Japan Airlines, Qantas and others - was talking up a project to let members of one frequent flyer program upgrade on other airlines in the alliance Now they're saying it'll launch this year. Continue reading ...

Save 73% on a subscription to the Blinkist app

Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: Learn a little every day with the Blinkist app , which is on sale for 73% off. As of June 3, get a two-year subscription for $99.99 . Ever feel like there’s too much stuff to learn and not enough time to learn it? That’s what Blinkist is for. This app brings you key ideas from top nonfiction books and podcasts — all in snappy 15-minute audio and text explainers. Blinkist features a library

Attackers are using these tricks to bypass Microsoft anti-malware protections

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AMSI is a great tool, but it's "no Panacea", say Sophos researchers.

Horizon Forbidden West features a brand new skill tree

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Horizon Forbidden West will feature a completely overhauled skill tree, offering players new options that suit their playstyle.

Using Apps to Find Friends After Quarantine

NYT > Technology / 5h
Lonely after emerging from quarantine or in a new city? Apps, private clubs and social networks are ready to fix you up with a new bestie.

Ford officially adds Maverick, a compact pickup truck, to its lineup

2022 Ford Maverick•
TechCrunch / 5h
Ford is adding a new entry-level truck called Maverick to its lineup as the automaker seeks to offer pickups at every price level in this increasingly competitive market. The company said Thursday it will debut the vehicle June 8, including on its new TikTok channel. The automaker tapped actress Gabrielle Union to do the official unveiling, which will largely occur on social media. Union will sho

Twitter launches its premium subscription, Twitter Blue, initially in Canada and Australia

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TechCrunch / 5h
Twitter today is officially launching its first-ever subscription service, Twitter Blue, initially in Australia and Canada. The subscription will allow Twitter users to access premium features, including tools to organize your bookmarks, read threads in a clutter-free format and take advantage of an “Undo Tweet” feature — which is the closest thing Twitter will have to the long-requested “Edit” b

Google's New Nest Hub Beats Wearing a Sleep Tracker to Bed

Wired / 5h
The new version of the smart display can now track your sleep without a camera—and it gave me fresh insight into some of my sleep habits.

Try These Fixes to Keep iOS 14.6 From Draining Your Battery

Lifehacker / 5h
The iOS 14.6 update introduced cool new stuff like unlocking your iPhone with voice commands and new Apple Pay features for Family Groups. It also appears to ruin your iPhone’s battery performance. Read more...

'Reminiscence' trailer digs into an intense memory mystery with Hugh Jackman

Mashable / 5h
It's not Inception , it's not Assassin's Creed , but it seems to borrow from both? Memory and mystery lie at the heart of the trailer for Reminiscence , the upcoming thriller and directorial debut from writer, director, and Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy. Set in a futuristic Miami where nostalgia seems to be a commodity, the film sees Hugh Jackman starring as Nick Bannister, a "private investigato

The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is almost as fast as the RTX 3080

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Leaked Ashes of the Singularity benchmark shows the RTX 3070 Ti scoring just under the RTX 3080, which bodes well for gamers.

The Witcher, Cobra Kai headline Netflix's own version of Comic Con

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Netflix Geeked Week, the streamer's first ever fan event, will reveal new information about The Witcher, The Umbrella Academy and more very soon.

Apple wants staff back in offices by September

500+BBC News - Technology / 5h
The tech giant says staff will be required to work at least three-days a week at their desks.

Updates From The Suicide Squad, Loki, and More

Gizmodo / 5h
See Carlos Valdez bid Cisco farewell in new pictures from The Flash . Prepare yourselves, because Boss Baby is back. Plus, an explosive new clip from F9 , and what’s to come on Legends of Tomorrow . To me, my spoilers! Read more...

Learn American Sign Language with this course bundle on sale

Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: Master the basics of ASL with help from the Ultimate Learn American Sign Language Bundle . As of June 3, get the 21-course bundle for just $19.99 . This online course bundle will teach you the basics of American Sign Language in just 21 courses that you can work through at your own pace. You'll start with the basics, learning fingerspelling and then moving on to introductions and commonly

Register for Product Hunt’s Makers Festival for a chance to launch at Disrupt for free

TechCrunch / 6h
Builders, creators and developers, this one’s for you! TechCrunch has always been about discovering fresh solutions and shining the light on exciting, new products that have the potential to make a difference. Our past hackathons have been the breeding ground for products like Alexa Shop Assist , Quick Insurance , reVIVE and GroupMe , which went on to be acquired by Skype. This year, we’ve partne

BT's new Street Hub kiosks want to improve 5G in major UK cities

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BT Street Hubs promise to improve connectivity and help local authorities meet sustainability targets.

This Huawei LTE USB stick has a serious security flaw

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Sloppy permissions on a critical file makes the vulnerability rather easy to exploit.

WhatsApp is finally figuring out true multi-device support

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Engadget / 6h
WhatsApp has revealed that multi-device support is coming soon, letting you chat across four devices.

Gong going gangbusters, grabs $250M Series E on $7.25B valuation

TechCrunch / 6h
Gong , the revenue intelligence startup, has been raising capital at a rapid pace, and today the company announced another $250 million on a $7.25 billion valuation, a number that triples its previous valuation from last summer. Franklin Templeton led today’s festivities with participation from Coatue, Salesforce Ventures, Sequoia, Thrive Capital and Tiger Global. The company raised $200 million

Oneworld Plans To Introduce Alliance-Wide Upgrades

400+One Mile at a Time / 6h
It sounds like we should be expecting some new opportunities to upgrade oneworld flights before the end of 2021. Oneworld will introduce alliance-wide upgrades In 2020 it was revealed that the oneworld alliance plans to introduce upgrades as an alliance benefit . Initially the timeline of this was supposed to coincide with Alaska Airlines joining oneworld , though that timeline has been pushed ba

What Is Contrast Ratio?

How-To Geek / 6h
If you’re searching for a new TV or monitor, you’ve probably come across the term “contrast ratio” in marketing materials and reviews online. So what exactly does contrast ratio mean and what does a “good” contrast ratio look like? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Vizio SmartCast TV owners no longer need two apps for YouTube and YouTube TV

YouTube 2021 Hours•
Engadget / 6h
Looking for YouTube TV on your SmartCast device? Check the main YouTube app, as it's moving there now.

How to Get Amazon Prime Day Deals Without Paying for a Membership

Lifehacker / 6h
With news of Amazon’s Prime Day being slated for June 21-22, one of the biggest sales of the year is suddenly three weeks away. The only catch is that the sale is for Prime members only… or is it ? There’s actually a way to get Amazon Prime deals without paying for a membership—here’s how you do it. Read more...

FIFA 22 career mode could be getting a huge upgrade

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A FIFA 22 job listing for an online software engineer has hinted that an online career mode could finally be heading to the football franchise.

13 Travel Apps to Help You Plan Your Next Epic Trip

How-To Geek / 6h
The world is slowly beginning to open up, and that means that travel is finally on the horizon. These apps will help you find the best flights, accommodations, and things to do on your next trip. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

American Airlines Extends Pause Of Mileage Expiration Through End of Year – Or April 1, 2022

View from the Wing / 6h
On the heels of extending systemwide upgrades that were scheduled to expire in 2021 out to July 31, 2022, American Airlines has also extended its pause on mileage expiration . Miles won't expire until April 1, 2022. Continue reading ...

Apple's '1971' music documentary series is a triumph of clever detective work

Mashable / 6h
Welcome to Thanks, I Love It , our series highlighting something onscreen we're obsessed with this week. 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything makes a persuasive argument for the thesis laid out in its title by taking us on a trip back through time. The new Apple TV+ documentary series chronicles the culture-shaking events of its eponymous year over eight roughly hour-long episodes. Each o

Donald Trump blog page taken offline

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Former President Trump’s official blog has been shut down for good, less than a month after it was set up.

TPG exclusive: Chase to open its first airport lounge

The Points Guy / 6h
Polish up your Sapphire cards because Chase is entering the airport lounge game with its first Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club. Thanks to a tip from a Boston-based TPG reader, and as confirmed by TPG’s analysis of public documents , Chase has been approved to operate a new lounge at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) . The new 12,000-square-foot premium lounge will be located in the curre

Social distancing is used among bats to prevent epidemics

SlashGear / 6h
During the coronavirus pandemic, we are all familiar with the social distancing that has been mandated by local, state, and federal governments. Humans aren’t the only creatures who isolate and use social distancing to help prevent an outbreak. A new study found that bats maintain social distancing when the spread of contagious diseases is a potential issue. The new study … Continue reading

Amazon adds fitness tests and posture-improving exercises to its Halo app

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Engadget / 6h
Amazon’s fitness wearable/platform Halo is getting a new feature. Movement Health aims to gauge and assess your functional fitness capabilities, which include stretching, twisting pushing, pulling and more.

The top video streaming services that are worth your money

Engadget / 6h
Here's a list of the best video streaming services you can subscribe to in 2021, as chosen by Engadget editors.

Amazon's Halo health tracker will soon be able to judge how your body moves

Amazon Halo MH Movement•
Mashable / 6h
The older we get, the more likely we are to pull a muscle performing basic tasks like carrying packages, moving furniture, or reaching for something in the back of the pantry (it's both and embarrassing and inevitable). But Amazon is setting out to prevent that with a new feature called "Movement Health" for its Halo health tracker. It's meant to help users improve their form while completing bas

Fashion wholesale marketplace Joor opens China office

TechCrunch / 6h
Joor, an online marketplace that connects fashion brands and retailers around the world, has opened its first China office in downtown Shanghai as it eyes growth in the region. The 11-year-old New York-based company works as a virtual showroom for brands, which traditionally would meet with their retail partners in physical venues to showcase the latest collections. With Joor, showrooms become li

Our Favorite Hair Dryers and Diffusers

Wired / 6h
We tried blow dryers, brushes, diffusers, and one reverse air-dryer that sucks your hair up like a vacuum. These are our favorite hair drying tools.

Don't End Up on This Artificial Intelligence Hall of Shame

Wired / 6h
A list of incidents that caused, or nearly caused, harm aims to prompt developers to think more carefully about the tech they create.

United orders Boom supersonic jets to cut long-haul travel times in half

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SlashGear / 6h
United has ordered 15 supersonic aircraft, inking a deal with Boom Supersonic that will eventually see planes capable of twice the current speed of the current fleet enter intercontinental service. The deal for the Overture airliners – which will be capable of Mach 1.7 – could trim the trip from Newark to London to 3.5 hours, United suggests. Newark to … Continue reading

Atari VCS release date has finally been revealed, along with a high price tag

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The Atari VCS is set to launch in June and comes with 100 classic Atari games. But it isn't cheap.

Early Prime Day deals are here already - score four months of Audible for 50% off

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Amazon Prime Day deals have arrived early for audiobook lovers with this huge 53% discount on an Audible Premium Plus membership.

Google Pixel Fold could use the same display as one of its closest competitors

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The Google Pixel Fold could use the same UTG display as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 according to new rumors.

AMD wants you to help choose which games get FidelityFX Super Resolution frame rate boosts

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AMD is using a survey to help determine how to push forward with FidelityFX Super Resolution.

The Future Games Show returns for E3 2021 - here's how to watch

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The Future Games Show returns on June 13 as part of E3 2021, promising big reveals on upcoming games. Here's how to watch.

5 Ways to Use Overproof Rum Like an Expert

Lifehacker / 6h
When was the last time that you had overproof rum? Most likely, it was either during an ill-advised, 151-fueled Spring Break bender or while lounging on a Caribbean beach. (Or, if you’re me, it was during the first phase of the pandemic when hand sanitizer was as rare as single-origin saffron.) For so long, overproof… Read more...

LeoLabs raises $65M Series B for its satellite monitoring and collision detection service

TechCrunch / 6h
Low Earth orbit is full of stuff: not only bits of debris and junk, but also satellites — the number of which is growing rapidly alongside the decreasing cost of launch. This can occasionally pose a problem for satellite providers, whose valuable spacecraft run the risk of colliding with other satellites, or with the many thousands of other objects in orbit. For most of the space age, debris trac

In-person work is back, and New Stand just raised $40M to help ease the transition

TechCrunch / 6h
As more people return to the office over the next few months, companies will have to work harder than ever to make sure the environment is comfortable and inviting. One company that is out to ease the pain of millions of employees leaving the comfy confines of their homes and losing the convenience of conducting meetings in nice tops and sweatpants has just raised new funding to help it advance o

NUE Life Health raises $3.3M for its psychedelics-meets-tech mental wellness platform

TechCrunch / 6h
NUE Life Health , a telemedine startup in the USA, is developing what it describes as a “next-generation mental wellness solution” employing treatments such as psychedelic-assisted therapies, combined with a graph database-driven app. The Miami-based startup has raised a $3.3m Seed round from investors including Jack Abraham (Atomic Ventures, Hims), Shervin Pishevar (Shervin Pishevar (formerly of

Microsoft Edge update gets rid of its most annoying quirk

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Microsoft steps in with a quick fix for problems affecting the latest version of Edge.

PSA: You Can Color-Code Your Mac Files with Tags

How-To Geek / 6h
Keeping track of thousands of files on a Mac can be tricky. Luckily, macOS makes it a little easier with a feature called “tags,” which lets you color-code your files. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Hugh Jackman Follows His Heart (With His Fists) in the First Trailer for Lisa Joy's Near-Future Noir Reminiscence

Gizmodo / 6h
A neo-noir mystery, a love story, and tech-assisted journeys through the darkest parts of the mind all factor into Reminiscence . Written and directed by Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy , the sci-fi drama stars Hugh Jackman as a man who specializes in recovering memories—until he falls for an alluring client (Rebecca… Read more...

2022 Toyota GR Supra A91-CF Edition appears with a carbon-fiber body kit

SlashGear / 6h
Toyota has unleashed the 2022 GR Supra A91-CF Edition, which Toyota calls the most exclusive Mark V Supra to date. Toyota will only build 600 examples of the GR Supra A91-CF Edition, and all 600 are arriving exclusively in the United States. The latest GR Supra A91-CF has a bevy of carbon-fiber body components (the CF stands for, what else, … Continue reading

Attack on meat supplier came from REvil, ransomware’s most cut-throat gang

Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / Ransomware (credit: Getty Images) The cyberattack that halted some operations at the world’s biggest meat processor this week was the work of REvil, a ransomware franchise that’s known for its ever-escalating series of cut-throat tactics designed to extort the highest price. The FBI made the attribution on Wednesday, a day after word emerged that Brazil-based JBS SA had experienced a ra

Norton antivirus adds Ethereum cryptocurrency mining

100+BBC News - Technology / 7h
The software security firm is adding Ethereum mining to its products.

Should you redeem JetBlue points for vacation packages?

The Points Guy / 7h
Like most airlines, JetBlue offers travel bundles on flights, hotels and rental cars. With JetBlue Vacations, you can book package deals at lower rates than if you were to book everything individually. Booking through JetBlue Vacations gets you some pretty sweet perks, including free changes, a 48-hour best price guarantee, free inflight alcoholic drinks, extra points, Group B boarding, complimen

One of Our Favorite Standing Desks Just Got Cheaper

Wired / 7h
Flexispot’s 55-inch adjustable desk has three height presets and is well made. It’s now $100 off.

Researchers say global warming is reducing oxygen levels in lakes

SlashGear / 7h
Researchers published a new study that found oxygen levels in the temperate freshwater lakes worldwide are declining faster than in the oceans. Scientists say that the trend is driven mainly by climate change and threatens freshwater biodiversity and the quality of drinking water. Oxygen levels in lakes across the temperate zone have declined 5.5 percent on the surface and 18.6 … Continue reading

Google diversity head removed over anti-Semitic blog post

2KBBC News - Technology / 7h
Kamau Bobb wrote in a now-deleted 2007 blog post that Jews had an "insatiable appetite for war".

The 10 Best TV Shows on Amazon Prime Video

How-To Geek / 7h
Amazon Prime is full of classic and recent TV series available free for subscribers. If you’re looking to pick up a new show or revisit an old favorite, here are 10 great shows you can stream for free with Amazon Prime Video. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The FBI says Russian ransomware group is behind meat supplier cyberattack

Engadget / 7h
Operations are returning to full capacity at meat supplier JBS following a cyberattack that the FBI has attributed to the Russian group REvil.

Researchers discovered a rare type of iron in a living organism for the first time

SlashGear / 7h
Researchers at Northwestern University have discovered a rare mineral hidden inside the teeth of a chiton. A chiton is a large mollusk found along rocky coastlines. The rare mineral is called santabarbarait, and before being found inside the teeth of the mollusk, it had only been documented in rocks. The discovery of the mineral in the creature’s teeth helps researchers … Continue reading

Tech giants still aren’t coming clean about COVID-19 disinformation, says EU

TechCrunch / 7h
European Union lawmakers have asked tech giants to continue reporting on efforts to combat the spread of vaccine disinformation on their platforms for a further six months. “The continuation of the monitoring programme is necessary as the vaccination campaigns throughout the EU is proceeding with a steady and increasing pace, and the upcoming months will be decisive to reach a high level of vacci

One Concern raises $45M from SOMPO to scale its disaster resilience platform across Japan

TechCrunch / 7h
Climate change is intensifying across the globe, and one of the most challenging cases is Japan. In addition to lying on a major fault, the archipelago is increasingly inundated from rising sea levels that make the country more prone to disasters. A decade ago, the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami dealt billions of dollars in damage, and the recovery from that tragedy remains a major international r

United Airlines Places Order For 15 Supersonic Jets, Fly Transatlantic in 3.5 Hours Or 5 Hours To Asia

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100+View from the Wing / 7h
United Airlines has aggressively bet on new technologies, like its billion dollar order in February for electric aircraft from Archer Aviation to provide quick, efficient connections to the airline’s hubs. Now they’ve become the first major U.S. carrier to place an order for Boom supersonic jets putting themselves down for 15 with an option for 35 more. Continue reading ...

Most phishing attacks lure corporate users with explicit content

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Researchers flag huge increase in number of phishing emails with salacious content.

This Oculus Quest 2 hidden feature could make typing in VR much easier

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
A long-hidden “pass-through keyboard” feature has been discovered in Oculus Quest 2’s system software that could make using a keyboard in VR much easier.

What Is Recursion in Programming, and How Do You Use It?

How-To Geek / 7h
Recursion is an important part of functional programming that can help solve complex problems with elegant solutions. However, it’s important to understand the pros and cons so that it can be done correctly. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

What Is “Black Crush” on a Display?

How-To Geek / 7h
Have you heard the term “black crush” while looking at TV or monitor reviews? The problem is getting more attention now that display manufacturers are trying to improve black reproduction, particularly on LED-lit LCD models. So what are “crushed blacks,” and do you need to worry about them? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Sneaky, Lying Flower That Pretends to Be a Rotting Beetle

Wired / 7h
Aristolochia microstoma finds love by smelling like death. Coffin flies can’t resist.

Changing Minds About Why Doctors Change Their Minds

Wired / 7h
After Covid, being open with patients about uncertainty may be the surest way to build trust in medicine.

How an Adaptive Game Controller Helps My Family Bond

Wired / 7h
Multiplayer gaming was something we thought my son would never be able to do, but a special Xbox controller changed everything.

How to Use Your Next-Gen Console Controllers With Other Devices

Gizmodo / 7h
The gaming controller that came with your PlayStation 5 , Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S can do double-duty on other devices, too. This means you can take advantage of your next-gen controller’s ergonomics and adaptability to play games on your computer, your smartphone, your tablet, and other devices, too. Here’s how… Read more...

Whoa: United Airlines Orders Boom Overture Supersonic Jet

United 15 Boom Supersonic•
2KOne Mile at a Time / 7h
Wait, what?!? United orders up to 50 Boom Overture supersonic jets United Airlines has today announced that it will purchase 15 Boom “Overture” supersonic aircraft, with an option for an additional 35 aircraft. These planes will join United’s fleet no earlier than 2029. Boom Overture supersonic plane in United’s livery This agreement is contingent upon the Overture plane meeting United’s safety,

The Morning After: Spotify's Only You lays out your weird music tastes

Engadget / 7h
Today’s tech headlines: Spotify's 'Only You' feature shows how weird your musical tastes are, the next Sonos–Ikea collaboration is a speaker picture frame, and Donald Trump's blog is (already) dead.

Eufy SoloCam security cameras reach preorder

SlashGear / 7h
One of the biggest problems with adding security cameras to your property is typical all the wiring that comes along with installation. For those looking for an easier installation, wireless cameras are available from multiple brands. Eufy has announced that its SoloCam series is now available for preorder. The series has several different camera types depending on your needs starting … Continue

Valorant gets an image boost from the top streamers in the world

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Shroud and Ninja, the two top gaming streamers in the world, are singing praises of the FPS shooter Valorant.

Federer vs Cilic live stream: how to watch French Open 2021 tennis for free and from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Here's how to watch French Open tennis online and get a Federer vs Cilic live stream, as two old rivals meet again in a surprisingly early big-name match.

A giant solar sailboat is set to sweep up plastic from polluted oceans

Mashable / 7h
Manta is a hybrid sailboat designed to remove plastic waste from the oceans . The boat is eco-friendly, running primarily on solar power and is expected to clear 5,000-10,000 tons of plastic per year. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Sailboat , Plastic Waste , Solar Power , and Ocean Plastic Pollution

United Airlines agrees to purchase 15 Boom supersonic airliners

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200+TechCrunch / 8h
United Airlines is the first official U.S. customer for Boom Supersonic, a company focused on making supersonic commercial flight a reality once again. Boom unveiled its supersonic sub-scale testing aircraft last year, and intends to start producing its Overture full-scale commercial supersonic passenger jet beginning in 2025, with a planned 2029 date for the beginning of commercial service after

Norton 360 antivirus is getting a crypto miner, for some reason

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
NortonLifeLock has announced it will integrate a crypto mining feature into its popular security suite.

United Airlines Wants to Bring Back Supersonic Air Travel

United Boom Supersonic•
2KNYT > Technology / 8h
The airline, which plans to buy planes from Boom Supersonic, a start-up, could become the first to offer ultrafast commercial flights since the Concorde stopped flying in 2003.

Researchers create a material able to sense and monitor changes

SlashGear / 8h
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have announced the creation of new material that can sense and monitor changes inside the human body before a problem arises. The self-aware meta-material system has been incorporated into a coronary artery stent. The stent can sense restenosis inside the human body before it poses a risk to the patient’s life. The same material … Continue reading

Conservatives fined £10,000 for sending unwanted emails

BBC News - Technology / 8h
The emails were sent in the name of Boris Johnson after he became prime minister in July 2019.

American Airlines makes it easier to earn status, extends loyalty benefits again

The Points Guy / 8h
Calling all American Airlines frequent flyers. The Fort Worth-based carrier just became the last of the Big 3 U.S. airlines to announce mid-year loyalty program adjustments . Though the news is all part of one major update, it’s broken down into six individual changes that together make it easier to earn elite status this year and take advantage of your existing benefits. In explaining these chan

Read Fast And Smarter With A Blinkist 2-Year Premium Subscription That’s Over 70% Off

Futurism / 8h
It wasn’t so long ago that the internet was supposedly about to kill the book. Instead, we now use the internet, or at least machine learning, to recommend books, find deals on books, and even to write books . Still, if you’re nervous about getting to that ever-growing library on your Kindle or in the corner of your bedroom, or need to be picky about what you spend your time on, a two-year subscr

Rachel Weisz talks to Jimmy Kimmel about playing Melina Vostokoff in 'Black Widow'

Mashable / 8h
After over a year of delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, Marvel's Black Widow is finally on the cusp of hitting cinema screens . To mark the impending release, Rachel Weisz — who plays Melina Vostokoff in the film — appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to share a few more details about her character. "She's been trained as a Black Widow spy," Weisz explains in the video above, after Kimmel plays an

Virgin Galactic to fly Kellie Gerardi to space on a dedicated research mission

TechCrunch / 8h
Virgin Galactic has a new customer: The International Institute for Astronautical Sciences (IIAS), which will be flying researcher, citizen scientist and STEM influencer Kellie Gerardi on an upcoming dedicated Virgin Galactic launch. Gerardi will be conducing a range of experiments on her flight, focused on researching healthcare technologies including a new biomonitor system to study the effects

2022 BMW M4 GT3 has 590HP and starts at $530,000

SlashGear / 8h
BMW has recently debuted its newest customer racing car: the 2022 M4 GT3. The latest M4 GT3 offers up to 590 horsepower from its turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine, more power than the 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 of its M6 GT3 predecessor. “BMW of North America is preparing to welcome the BMW M4 GT3 for the 2022 racing season and support our … Continue reading

Norton 360 antivirus will soon mine cryptocurrency

500+Engadget / 8h
Norton 360 will soon come with a built-in miner that will enable users to mine for Ethereum.

How enterprises can navigate the edge ecosystem

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
How to navigate the edge ecosystem and leverage the global network available.

Why businesses managing the return to the office are wrong

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The next great workplace transformation is not the virtual shift but the hybrid workforce.

American Airlines Rolls Out 3 New Promotions To Re-Qualify For Elite Status Faster

View from the Wing / 8h
American Airlines has 3 new promotions to accelerate earning status for existing AAdvantage elite members, and it helps put me back on track to where status can be reached this year. Registration is required, log into your account and click on your 'promotions' tab and you'll see a promotion to register for. There are actually three separate promotions and you need to accept each one separately.

United Airlines Wants to Bring Back Supersonic Air Travel

United Boom Supersonic•
3KNYT > Technology / 8h
The airline, which plans to buy planes from Boom Supersonic, a start-up, could become the first to offer ultrafast commercial flights since the Concorde stopped flying in 2003.

They Rage-Quit the School System—and They're Not Going Back

Wired / 8h
The pandemic created a new, more diverse, more connected crop of homeschoolers. They could help shape what learning looks like for everyone.

Get Ready for Summer With These Nature-Themed Board Games

Wired / 8h
We selected a few great outdoorsy games that are perfect for playing on the patio or by an open window.

Wait, Vaccine Lotteries Actually Work?

Wired / 8h
Ooh, the behavioral economists are going to be so smug about this.

TPG’s ultimate guide to Miami and South Florida

The Points Guy / 8h
Miami has been a magnet for travelers from all over the world for decades. Its main draws, of course, are the beaches and great weather the city — and all of Florida — is known for. But below the surface, Miami is an incredibly dynamic city, one with a rich and unique culture, a red-hot food and bar scene, a proliferation of art and museums and so much more. For more TPG news delivered each morni

Emirates launching new nonstop route to Miami this summer

The Points Guy / 8h
Emirates is expanding its route network to add an additional U.S. city. As of July 22, 2021, Emirates will launch a new nonstop route connecting Dubai (DXB) and Miami (MIA). When the route launches, it’ll operate with four weekly frequencies — on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Sign up to receive the daily TPG newsletter for more travel and airline news! Emirates will operate one of its

2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro gains improved suspension and style

SlashGear / 8h
Toyota has revealed the 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro pickup. The truck is designed for those who need the suspension and technology to enjoy the trails and rough off-road terrain. For 2022, performance has been increased with the next-generation Tacoma TRD Pro using special TRD-tuned FOX internal bypass shocks that promise optimal performance on and off-road. The most significant change to … Continue read

This Range Rover Classic restomod runs on Tesla power

Ars Technica / 8h
At first glance, this just looks like a very well-preserved 1995 Range Rover Classic. But it's been rebuilt from the chassis up, and the V8 has been replaced with Tesla power. [credit: ECD Automotive ] ECD Automotive provided a flight to Orlando and a night in a hotel so I could drive its electric Range Rover Classic. Ars does not accept paid editorial content. KISSIMMEE, Fla.—At the upper end of

No Man’s Sky gets the world’s first VR-DLSS performance boost—let’s test it

Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / No Man's Sky added a bunch of trippy stuff this week, including rideable mounts. We love mounts. But we also love frames, so hence, we're analyzing the game's newfound use of DLSS, specifically in its punishing VR mode. (credit: Hello Games ) Over the past few years, Nvidia's Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS) standard has largely delivered on its magical promise: smoother gaming perfo

Mammoth or Monterey? Apple registers both names for a future macOS release

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Apple has registered two potential names for an upcoming macOS version.

Parler hosting company's code offered up for sale online

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Hacker reportedly puts up DDoS-Guard’s database and infrastructure code for sale.

Samsung Galaxy Book Go is a budget laptop with Qualcomm’s new Apple M1-challenging CPU

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It’s a 14-inch lightweight laptop powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c refresh.

Nvidia GPUs continue to dominate AMD in the Steam Hardware Survey

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May’s Steam Hardware Survey has great news for Nvidia, and bad news for AMD.

Why a Proper Smart Home Needs a Hub

How-To Geek / 9h
If you’ve ever gone down the rabbit hole of smart home gadgets, you’ve probably run across devices that require a “hub.” You might think, “Why would I buy something that requires additional hardware?” I think you should seriously consider a hub. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Why Can’t We Call It an Emergency?

Gizmodo / 9h
TV newsman Bill Moyers likes to tell the story of how Edward R. Murrow, the preeminent U.S. broadcast journalist of his time, insisted on covering what became Germany’s invasion of Poland in 1939. Murrow’s bosses at CBS News had other priorities; they ordered Murrow’s reporters to cover dance competitions in Hamburg,… Read more...

Facebook makes Messenger API for Instagram open to all

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Facebook plans to offer enhanced business messaging for Instagram to offer more monetization potential for creators.

Why the ransomware crisis suddenly feels so relentless

MIT Technology Review / 9h
Just weeks after a major American oil pipeline was struck by hackers , a cyberattack hit the world’s largest meat supplier. What next? Will these criminals target hospitals and schools? Will they start going after US cities, governments—and even the military? In fact, all of these have been hit by ransomware already. While the onslaught we’ve seen in the last month feels new, hackers holding serv

Paramount Plus Essential plan ditches live programming to cut cost

SlashGear / 9h
The Paramount Plus package that is ad-supported will see its price cut starting on June 7. One catch to the price cut is that it ditches live CBS programming. The package will be rebranded “Paramount+ Essential.” The change won’t impact customers on the existing Paramount Plus service at $5.99 per month. Users who were previously subscribed are grandfathered in and … Continue reading

Physicists unlock multispectral secrets of earliest color photographs

Ars Technica / 9h
French physicist Gabriel Lippmann pioneered color photography and snagged the 1908 Nobel Prize in Physics for his efforts. But according to a recent paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Lippmann's technique distorted the colors of the scenes being photographed. Physicists at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland were able to d

Philip Hue's Latest App Update Supports Multi-User Smart Homes

How-To Geek / 9h
If you like Philips Hue smart home devices, then you may find yourself spending a lot of time in the Philips Hue app. Get ready for a big change, as Signify (parent company of Philips hue) started rolling out an overhaul to the app today. You’ll get new colors, features, and better automations. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Official: Emirates Launching Dubai To Miami Flight

500+One Mile at a Time / 9h
YAY! One of my favorite airlines in the world will shortly start flying to my home airport!!! Emirates to launch Dubai to Miami route As of July 22, 2021, Emirates will be launching a new 4x weekly nonstop flight between Dubai (DXB) and Miami (MIA) . The flight will operate with the following schedule: The new 7,845 mile flight will be offered on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, with the

Battlefield 6's ambitious online plans signal big shift for EA

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EA has hired former Call of Duty general manager, Byron Beede, as the Senior Vice President of the Battlefield franchise.

Hisense has a new OLED TV coming – but will it be any good?

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Hisense is getting back into OLED TVs with the A9G – but will its second try fare any better than the disastrous O8B OLED?

Ring removes the most controversial feature from its Neighbors app

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Ring is replacing direct video requests from police and fire departments in its Neighbors app with public posts – here’s what you need to know.

Now Ring requires public requests from police seeking surveillance videos

Engadget / 9h
Ring is making a significant change to how it plans to handle video requests from law enforcement agencies in the US.

Storm experts will send tough robots directly into hurricanes

Mashable / 9h
A seafaring drone can sail where people can't: straight into a hurricane. During the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season ( it's predicted to be busy ), that's exactly what scientists will do: send marine robots into the heart of churning cyclones. The unprecedented mission aims to improve researchers' understanding of how hurricanes rapidly intensify into monstrous storms with destructive winds and de

AWD Toyota bZ4X electric vehicle concept gets official

SlashGear / 9h
Toyota officially revealed its bZ4X Concept this week at its North American headquarters. The automaker has been making electrified vehicles for a long time and is a leader in the electrified autos worldwide. The bZ4X Concept is a vision for the first vehicle in a global series of battery electric vehicles introduced under the Toyota bZ brand umbrella. The automaker … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Book Go laptops with Snapdragon processors unveiled

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At Computex, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Book Go and Galaxy Book Go 5G with ARM-based Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets.

Twitter brings ‘Birdwatch’ fact checks inside tweets - Only for select group now

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As Twitter continues to try and deal with disinformation on its platform, it has begun rolling out to participants of its pilot project 'Birdwatch', that spots misinformation in tweets.

Olympus E-P7 leak gives us first glimpse of retro comeback camera

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Leaked images of the Olympus E-P7 suggest that a new retro mirrorless camera will be arriving soon.

Indiana Jones 5 is about to begin filming – here’s what we know

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Recent reports suggest the fifth entry in the iconic franchise begins filming next week.

Oculus Quest 3 could be cheaper than earlier VR headsets

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Facebook plans to subsidise its upcoming VR headsets, like the rumored Oculus Quest 3. But can the plan take VR mainstream?

Grimes Says AI Will Give Us Communism in Confusing New TikTok Video

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Grimes, the musician and romantic partner of billionaire Elon Musk, is a big believer in artificial intelligence, according to a new TikTok video she posted late Wednesday. What can AI do for humanity? Grimes insists that AI is a way to achieve Communism, something she says is good, while avoiding “collective… Read more...

Stack Overflow snapped up by Prosus in billion-dollar deal

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Stack Overflow’s new owners have several other investments in the EdTech space.

Watch the trailer for Barack and Michelle Obama's animated Netflix music series 'We The People'

200+Mashable / 10h
Music, colourful animation, and civics combine in We The People , a 10-episode Netflix series from Barack and Michelle Obama's production company Higher Ground. The former president and first lady have clearly pulled in all their connections for this one, with the likes of Janelle Monáe, Daveed Diggs, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Bebe Rexha providing musical accompaniments to the various episodes — ea

10 of the best space movies on Netflix that'll whisk you off to the stars

Mashable / 10h
Space. The great beyond. The final frontier. Chances are, unless you're either an astronaut or you've got a few hundred thousand dollars to spare , you're probably not going to be escaping Earth's atmosphere anytime soon. But that doesn't mean you can't at least pay a fictional visit. For anyone who gets all shivery at the sight of a star-filled night sky, we've rounded up some of the best space

Far Cry 6 includes third-person gameplay and a choice of gender – here’s why

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Far Cry 6 will offer a new perspective for the first time, and let players choose the gender of the game's protagonist, Dani Royas.

AMD is bringing performance-boosting SmartShift tech to Linux laptops

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Frame rate boosting SmartShift tech was also recently revealed as coming to more Windows 10 laptops.

The Brood X cicadas are here — and yes, there’s an app for that

MIT Technology Review / 10h
A few weeks ago, Michelle Watson woke up to a deafening, steadily oscillating screech. “What the heck is that noise?” she wondered. She went outside to her yard and saw hundreds of beady-eyed insects enrobed in a thick shell of gold emerging out of the ground and crawling up the trees. What Watson was seeing was the emergence of thousands of Brood X cicadas, part of a billions-strong insect swarm

Charlie Bit Me NFT sale: Brothers to pay for university with auction money

BBC News - Technology / 10h
The viral brothers talk to Newsbeat after an NFT of their viral video from 2007 sells for £538,000.

PS5 restock update: Best Buy sold out in just 11 minutes – will Walmart be next?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
There hasn't been a PS5 restock this week, but we're now tracking more than a dozen stores. Here's how to know.

Microsoft Teams is getting this vital security tool at last

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Follows initial announcement of Microsoft Teams update earlier this year.

iPhone 13 range could be thicker, but with all sorts of upgrades

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More storage, LiDAR scanners for all models and other things are rumored for the iPhone 13 range.

Samsung's folding tablet looks like a giant gaming monitor in new patent

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A new patent shows a folding tablet from Samsung and it looks pretty intimidating.

What time is The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It released on HBO Max?

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Here's when you can stream The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It on HBO Max this Friday.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga might finally be getting a release date

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Long-awaited Lego Star Wars sequel might finally rear its head again.

COVID Discord group helps Indians find oxygen, answers, and community

Mashable / 10h
Arnab Biswas first noticed the cries for help on Instagram. In mid-April, the 25-year-old started re-sharing stories of people looking for life-saving resources to fight COVID, like ventilators and oxygen cylinders , in his home country of India. However, being an Instagram intermediary soon became unmanageable as requests flooded in. So he turned to Discord , a group chat service, to connect peo

India and Israel Inflame Facebook’s Fights With Its Own Employees

500+NYT > Technology / 10h
The social network wrongly bowed to government demands to take down content in the countries, employees said, in more signs of internal dissent.

Virtual Reality Therapy Plunges Patients Back Into Trauma. Here Is Why Some Swear by It.

NYT > Technology / 10h
An experimental treatment seems poised to address a dire mental health crisis.

WhatsApp will add multi-device support, introduce ‘view once’ disappearing feature

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TechCrunch / 10h
WhatsApp will soon let you use the popular instant messaging app simultaneously on multiple devices, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said. The instant messaging app, used by over 2 billion users, also plans to add more options to its disappearing messages feature, top executives said. Zuckerberg confirmed to news outlet WaBetaInfo that multi-device support will be arriving on the instant

Opontia raises $20M to roll up e-commerce brands in Africa and the Middle East

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Razor Group . Branded . Thrasio . These are big names in the new wave of e-commerce companies taking the world by storm. Their business of acquiring small e-commerce brands that look promising and consolidating them is quite popular in the U.S. and Europe . The concept has sifted through those shores to Latin America and Asia, where companies like Una Brands and Valoreo have raised significant in

Jupiter's Legacy has been dropped by Netflix – but is it officially cancelled?

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Jupiter's Legacy appears to have become the latest casualty at Netflix – but has the streamer actually cancelled the TV show?

India's rural internet usership grows faster than at urban centres

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India is likely to have 900 million active internet users by 2025 as against 622 million users at the end of 2020, registering a growth of about 45%.

Why wait for Prime Day? Get £130 off the Garmin Fenix 6 at Amazon right now

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Garmin's flagship sports watch rarely dips below £400, so grab this offer while it lasts.

Massive OnePlus Nord CE leak just revealed all the specs ahead of launch

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A new leak suggests that the OnePlus Nord CE 5G will have a 90Hz AMOLED display, 4,500mAh battery and 30W charging.

Lightyear is a new stock trading app from early Wise employees

TechCrunch / 11h
Meet Lightyear , a new London-based startup coming out of stealth today. The company is building a stock trading app with a focus on creating a truly commission-free app. In addition to waving account fees and trading fees, Lightyear doesn’t charge foreign exchange fees either — up to a certain point. The two founders met when they were working at Wise — then known as TransferWise. That’s why it

Revealed: New American AAdvantage Elite Status Promotions

One Mile at a Time / 11h
American AAdvantage has just launched three promotions that make it easier to qualify for status this year (that status would be valid for all of 2022, and through early 2023). It was rumored that we’d see something like this , and this also follows American recently extending systemwide upgrades issued in 2020 . First let’s recap the current elite qualification requirements, and then we’ll talk

Valorant turns one: Offers limited-edition player cards and a free event pass

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Riot Games launched Valorant a year back and on the first anniversary of its launch the developers are offering limited-edition player cards and a free event pass.

New Philips Hue app makes it easier to automate your lights

Engadget / 12h
Signify has released a brand new version of the Philips Hue application that gives you a quick way to control your smart lights.

Philips Hue 4.0 app adds Automations and faster smart lighting control

SlashGear / 12h
Philips Hue is getting a new app, and with the fourth-generation there’s an increased focus on automation along with easier control to multiple bulbs, lamps, and bridges. It’s been a long time since Hue first launched in 2012, and since then the range of lights has increased considerably – along with the expectations of how intelligently those lights act in … Continue reading

Philips Hue app update improves using smart lights for home security

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Philips has launched Hue 4.0 - a new version of its iOS and Android app that controls its smart lights - here’s everything you need to know

Massive OnePlus Nord CE Leak reveals all specifications ahead of launch

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
A new leak suggests that the OnePlus Nord CE 5G will have a 90Hz AMOLED display, 4,500mAh battery, 30W charging, etc.

Could phone footage put Myanmar's leaders in jail?

500+BBC News - Technology / 12h
The UN is gathering video of state-sponsored violence in Myanmar to use as evidence in future trials.

Fire Boltt Talk smartwatch with Bluetooth calling launched at Rs 4,499

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Fire Boltt Talk comes with the ability to pick and make a call from on the watch. It also features a heart rate monitor, BP monitor, and SpO2 monitoring.

Atari VCS console is finally coming to retail stores this month

SlashGear / 12h
Crowdfunded projects have come and gone and many that have lasted years never delivered. Given those factors, it’s almost a surprise that the Atari VCS hybrid PC console even launched at all. Yet here we are, almost four years after it first debuted as the AtariBox, the Atari VCS is finally launching in stores. Its commercial success, however, still hangs … Continue reading