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Uh Oh, Some macOS Monterey Features Won't Come to Intel Macs

100+How-To Geek / 3h
Coming this fall, macOS Monterey brings a ton of new features to Apple’s desktops and laptops. But many of these features, including FaceTime Portrait mode, won’t come to Intel-based Macs. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Maya Forstater: Woman wins tribunal appeal over transgender tweets

1KBBC News - Technology / 37min
Maya Forstater lost her job at a think tank over tweets saying people cannot change their biological sex.

Emirates Skywards Selling Miles For 35% Off

100+One Mile at a Time / 1h
Emirates Skywards has launched its latest sale on purchased miles, which has the potential to represent a good deal. Buy Emirates Skywards miles for 1.95 cents each Through 11:59PM GST on Saturday, June 19, 2021, Emirates is offering a discount on purchased miles . The promotion is tiered, and you receive a bigger discount the more miles you buy, as follows: Buy 5,000-19,000 miles, get 15% off Bu

Capitol Riot Attendee Pleads Guilty to Bomb Plot Against Amazon Data Center

Gizmodo / 13min
A Texas man has pleaded guilty to a plot to blow up an Amazon Web Services (AWS) data center in Ashburn, Virginia, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas. The 28-year-old man, an apparent supporter of former president Donald Trump, bragged about attending the January 6 insurrection… Read more...

Stephen Colbert made the perfect cicada joke after Joe Biden's flying encounter

Mashable / 22min
When one of the many, many cicadas swarming in the U.S. lately has the audacity to land on the president, there are many jokes to be made — and only once every 17 years . Enviably, The Late Show 's Stephen Colbert made the perfect one on Wednesday, following Joe Biden's encounter with one of the flying insects , which was swiftly removed from his neck. "Whoa! Forget the secret service because tha

MIT chemical engineers developed a method that could make pills smaller

SlashGear / 22min
Anyone who’s ever opened a bottle of antibiotics or other medication and lamented the fact that they had to swallow a massive horse pill has also wished pills were smaller. Chemical engineers at MIT have found a way to load more drug into a tablet, which could mean smaller and easier to swallow pills in the future. The scientists say … Continue reading

Amazon's New Buds Make It Easier to Summon Alexa Than Ever

Wired / 31min
With good sound and excellent app integration, Amazon's latest wireless earbuds are an affordable AirPods Pro alternative.

How to Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month—IRL or Online

Wired / 31min
With the ongoing pandemic, here are a variety of ways you can join in at home, or anywhere.

Airline Unions Push For New Legislation To Keep Out Long Haul Low Cost Competition

View from the Wing / 34min
Forget "Fight For 15!" The Air Line Pilots Association is lobbying for a new bill released by House Transportation Committee Chairman Pete DeFazio (D-Airlines For America) among others that would effectively prevent foreign airlines from flying to the U.S. if they aren't paying competitive wages. The measure is also being supported by the Allied Pilots Association (American Airlines pilots), Asso

What Is Apple’s Private Relay, and Is a VPN Better?

How-To Geek / 34min
By using two servers in this way, Apple claims that it will protect your identity “because no single entity can identify both who a user is and which sites they visit.” The whole proposition sounds enticing and seems like a good way to bolster Apple customers’ privacy—at least, for those who’ve already signed up to iCloud’s paid plans. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Scientists discover a massive new dinosaur in Australia

SlashGear / 37min
Paleontologists have discovered a new type of dinosaur in Australia that is gigantic. The dinosaur is longer than a basketball court and is called Australotitan cooperensis. It’s a new species of giant sauropod dinosaur from Eromanga Southwest of Queensland. Australotitan, or the southern Titan, has been scientifically described and named by Queensland Museum and Eromanga Natural History Museum p

Physicists find “definitive evidence” of mechanism behind brightest auroras

Ars Technica / 37min
Enlarge / Physicists report definitive evidence that auroras that light up the sky in the high latitudes are caused by electrons accelerated by a powerful electromagnetic force called Alfvén waves. (credit: Austin Montelius, University of Iowa) In August and September 1859, there was a major geomagnetic storm—aka, the Carrington Event, the largest ever recorded —that produced dazzling auroras vis

Payments giant Stripe launches Stripe Tax to integrate sales tax calculations for 30+ countries

TechCrunch / 37min
On the heels of acquiring sales tax specialist TaxJar in April , today Stripe is making another big move in the area of tax. The $95 billion payments behemoth is launching a new product called Stripe Tax, which will provide automatic, updated sales tax calculations (covering sales tax, VAT, and GST) and related accounting services to Stripe payments customers initially in some 30 countries and ac

New South African partnership gets $3M, launches telehealth product

TechCrunch / 37min
For the early detection and treatment of health conditions, easy access to primary healthcare is crucial . Primary healthcare is best delivered by teams of primary care clinicians coordinating care between them . However , ubiquitous access to such care is scant across Sub-Saharan Africa. There is a real opportunity for digital healthcare platforms to scale access to team-based care across the re

Roblox hit with $200 million lawsuit for alleged music copyright infringement

Engadget / 39min
The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) has filed a $200 million lawsuit against Roblox for allowing the illegal use of songs in streams.

Another American company has shelled out millions to ransomware hackers

SlashGear / 58min
JBS USA confirmed this week that it paid the equivalent of $11 million in ransom in response to what it calls a “criminal hack” against its operations. When it paid out the massive ransom, the company says the majority of its facilities were operational. JBS says that it consulted with internal IT professionals and third-party cybersecurity experts and chose to … Continue reading

Google is running a new undersea web cable between the US and South America

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Google is expanding its network of subsea internet cables supplying North and South America.

Jurassic World VelociCoaster opens today at Universal Orlando

The Points Guy / 1h
Calling all thrill-seekers: Universal Orlando ‘s newest attraction opens today, June 10, 2021, and it’s set to offer dino-sized fun. The Jurassic World VelociCoaster (say that five times fast) takes riders 115 feet in the air at up to 70 mph as you race through the jungle as velociraptors chase behind on a hunt. Universal Orlando is calling it an “all-new species of roller coaster,” and it’ll fea

I Received An Apology From The Aegon Mykonos…

One Mile at a Time / 1h
Read the full saga (and before you read the below post, you’ll absolutely want to read these posts): Marriott Bonvoy Confirmed Suite Upgrade Downgrade I’d Like To Speak With The Marriott Manager! I’m Speechless: My Awful Marriott Check-In Experience My Four-Hour Stay At Marriott’s Aegon Mykonos Aegon Mykonos Responds To My TripAdvisor Review With Lies In my situation with the Aegon Mykonos, I kn

iPhone apps on iPadOS 15 will finally work as they're supposed to

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
iPadOS 15 enables iPhone apps to be viewed in landscape, rather than portrait.

The Morning After: El Salvador made Bitcoin a legal currency

Engadget / 1h
Today’s headlines: El Salvador becomes the first country to approve Bitcoin as legal currency, 'Overwatch' is finally getting crossplay support, and iOS 15 will let you use Siri on a locked iPhone, if you own an Apple Watch.

All-new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder hits dealerships this month starting at $33,410

SlashGear / 1h
Nissan has confirmed the all-new 2022 Pathfinder will land at Nissan dealerships nationwide later this month. The SUV has a bold and rugged completely new design with a base price starting at $33,410. Nissan has fitted the redesigned SUV with an all-new nine-speed automatic transmission promising smooth and direct response. Pathfinder buyers can get the vehicle with an all-new Intelligent … Conti

Trevor Noah made a strong point about the cicada that 'got' Joe Biden

Mashable / 1h
Cicadas are seemingly everywhere in the U.S., with the Brood X bringing their signature sound to parts of the country en masse. Even President Joe Biden met one up close on Wednesday, swatting a cicada who apparently decided to try being a decorative brooch on the president's neck. The Daily Show 's Trevor Noah had plenty to say on the presidential swatting, after Biden issued the words "I just g

Nvidia RTX 3000 GPU shortages are so bad that the GeForce GT 730 has made a comeback

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
It's unlikely that the ongoing shortage of GPUs will end soon, so MSI has resurrected an 'interesting' alternative

Sony Bravia X90J with Cognitive Intelligence processor launched in India

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The Sony Bravia X90J uses Sony's Triluminos technology and supports HDR with the HLG, HDR10, and Dolby Vision formats,

Microsoft says cryptomining attacks are targeting Kubernetes

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Microsoft reveals malicious cryptomining campaign that exploits Kubernetes clusters.

Ford's connected cars can now tell you if they're being broken into

Engadget / 1h
Ford's connected security system is rolling out to all cars via the FordPass smartphone app.

VC Pledged to 'Do Better' on Diversity. It's Barely Changed

Wired / 1h
The Black Lives Matter protests drew sympathetic public statements from investors in 2020. One year later, signs of progress are harder to find.

The Best Made-Up Worlds Are Made Up of Real Parts

Wired / 1h
Helene Wecker’s The Hidden Palace brings magic to 20th century Manhattan. Turns out that’s easier than putting the wrong stormtroopers into Star Wars Land.

New York airports are getting 11 new long-haul routes as travel returns to the region

The Points Guy / 1h
New York is dead, proclaimed the naysayers during the height of the pandemic. Airlines were cutting service , restaurants boarded up and many stores closed or went into deep hibernation. But those days are long gone, whether you’re looking at the streets of Manhattan or trying to navigate your way through the departure hall at one of the area’s major airports. As the New York area’s COVID-19 rest

AI startup Eightfold valued at $2.1B in SoftBank-led $220M funding

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TechCrunch / 1h
Eightfold AI, a startup which uses deep learning and artificial intelligence to help companies find, recruit and retain workers , said on Thursday it has raised $220 million in a new round as it looks to accelerate its growth. SoftBank Vision Fund 2 led the Series E round of the five-year-old startup, which is now valued at $2.1 billion, up from $1 billion in Series E last October, Eightfold AI f

Corporate services “super app” Osome lands $16M Series A

TechCrunch / 1h
Osome , a startup that combines multiple corporate services for SMEs into one “super app,” has raised a $16 million Series A. The round included returning investors Target Global, AltaIR Capital and Phystech Ventures, and new backers S16VC and venture capitalist Peng T. Ong, who joined as an angel investor. The Singapore-based startup’s last funding round was $3 million announced in November . It

Pavlyuchenkova vs Zidanšek live stream: how to watch French Open 2021 semi-final for free and from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Here's how to watch French Open tennis online and get a Pavlyuchenkova vs Zidanšek live stream, as the former tennis prodigy faces the world No. 85 in an unlikely semi-final.

Many staff are still using work devices for personal and illegal activities

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Out of the view of managers and co-workers, employees are using business devices in ways they shouldn’t.

Unitree’s four-legged robot is surprisingly affordable

SlashGear / 1h
Robots tend to fall into a few different classes. Some robots are inexpensive toys aimed at enthusiasts, and others are extremely expensive products aimed at emergency services, the military, and researchers. The “real” robots aimed at professional and scientific use tend to be extremely expensive. For example, Boston Dynamics has a four-legged robot called Spot that costs about $74,000. A … Cont

Could ‘super-agers’ help explain how we get old?

BBC News - Technology / 1h
Silicon Valley companies are researching why some people age more slowly than others.

'Starstruck' is a sweet, funny rom-com that leans into the mess of something new

Mashable / 1h
Things tend to go a little wrong at the start of something big — and rom-com creators know it. Created by and starring New Zealand comedian Rose Matafeo, Starstruck is a delightful and truly funny ode to the messiness of liking someone new — the chance encounters, the nervous awkwardness, the small misunderstandings that get blown out of proportion, and the inability to know where each other stan

This new e-bike is part bicycle, part Vespa, and can even carry a passenger

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The Civilized Cycles Model One electric bike with self-leveling air suspension, and heaps of storage space.

Intel’s Raptor Lake with 24-core CPU could take on AMD Zen 4 in 2022

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
A fresh info dump on Alder Lake and Raptor Lake processors makes for interesting reading.

With iOS 15, Can You Finally Ditch Your Wallet?

How-To Geek / 1h
Apple’s iOS 15 is packed with enhancements to Apple’s Wallet app. With support for driver’s licenses and keys for everything from your home and hotel room to your car, you might even be able to leave your real wallet at home—permanently. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Over 500 fast radio bursts captured by the CHIME telescope in its first 12 months

SlashGear / 2h
It’s challenging to capture a fast radio burst or FRB. To capture an FRB, a radio telescope has to be pointed in just the right direction. FRBs are bright flashes of light that register in the radio band of the electromagnetic spectrum and only exist for a few milliseconds before they vanish without a trace. Scientists have spotted FRBs in … Continue reading

This $699 Dell G5 with a GTX 1660 Ti is this week's best cheap gaming laptop deal

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Dell's latest gaming laptop deals feature a 15.6-inch G5 with a GTX 1660 Ti for just $699 - a bargain price on a powerful GPU.

PSVR 2, Oculus Quest 3, and Apple VR headsets predicted to launch in 2022

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
According to a top analyst, the PSVR 2, Oculus Quest 3, and Apple VR headsets could all launch in 2022.

JBS paid $11 million Bitcoin ransom to restore systems, avoid further attacks

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
JBS gave in to attacker's demands and paid up to resume operations.

Loki episode 1 ending explained: who's the cloaked figure?

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Spoilers follow for episode 1 of Loki, as we delve into who the cloaked figure was at the end of this week's episode.

French telco Altice takes significant stake in BT

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Altice sees investment opportunity as it becomes largest shareholder in BT with 12.1% stake.

Disney's Ryan Reynolds video game movie looks like GTA 5 meets Fortnite

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Free Guy, the Ryan Reynolds-starring Disney video game movie, has received a new trailer – and it looks really good.

Samuel L. Jackson reveals his top 5 Samuel L. Jackson movies to Stephen Colbert

Mashable / 2h
Ever wondered if actors have favourites when it comes to the movies they've starred in? Some can be a bit coy when it comes to answering this question, while others claim they don't watch themselves on screen at all — but that's definitely not the case with Samuel L. Jackson. When Stephen Colbert asks the actor about this in the Late Show clip above, he's quick to confirm that he watches himself

Ek’s Computex lineup flexes the best of PC builds

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
From liquid-cooled workstations to new AIO coolers, there’s something for everyone to enjoy

AI adoption not yet leading to business benefits for manufacturers

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
AI is being increasingly adopted, as it helps with employee productivity, supply chain optimization and quality control.

2022 Toyota Land Cruiser First Look: Long Live Toyota’s Longstanding SUV

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SlashGear / 2h
The venerable Toyota Land Cruiser is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, and what better way to mark this event than by unveiling the all-new tenth-generation model. The 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser is still sitting on a modified body-on-frame chassis developed by combining the J200 Series platform with Toyota’s new GA-F TNGA architecture. As expected, the result is a 441-pound … Continue rea

They Role-Played Fascism in Roblox. Were They Fashies IRL?

Wired / 2h
Thousands of players flocked to a digital world filled with draconian rules, slavery, and anti-Semitism—and tested how far “just a game” can go.

'Cruella's Baroness is the best Disney villain in years

Mashable / 2h
One of the biggest questions surrounding Disney's live-action Cruella was "How in the world can Disney possibly make Cruella de Vil a sympathetic character?" After all, her plan in 101 Dalmatians is to kill puppies to make a coat. You can't get much worse than that. With Cruella 's release, the answer to that "sympathy" question becomes abundantly clear: To make us root for Cruella (Emma Stone),

Scientists reveal the wild history of Earth’s CO2 since the dinosaurs died

Mashable / 2h
Climate 101 is a Mashable series that answers provoking and salient questions about Earth’s warming climate. Big snakes, alligators, giant tortoises, and flying lemurs thrived in a balmy Arctic some 50 million years ago. It was a time when the potent greenhouse gas carbon dioxide had spiked in Earth's atmosphere, making the high polar regions downright tropical. Scientists who investigate past cl

The coming productivity boom

MIT Technology Review / 2h
The last 15 years have been tough times for many Americans, but there are now encouraging signs of a turnaround. Productivity growth, a key driver for higher living standards, averaged only 1.3% since 2006, less than half the rate of the previous decade. But on June 3, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that US labor productivity increased by 5.4% in the first quarter of 2021. What’s bett

1.6 Million Voltage Testers Recalled Over Shock Hazard

Gizmodo / 2h
The U.S. Product Safety Commission has recalled 1.6 million non-contact voltage testers made by Klein Tools, according to a press release from the government agency. Not only can the voltage tester fail to work, it can also be a potential shock hazard. Read more...

Out of smartphone manufacture, is LG eyeing software sector?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
LG Electronics has unveiled a mobile application for pedestrian safety as it looks to enhance its presence in the software sector even as it is departing from the smartphone business.

Michelin Wing Sail Mobility project makes massive cargo ships more efficient

SlashGear / 2h
Michelin is a name that’s most often associated with tires of all sorts. The company has a project that has nothing to do with automotive tires that is called the Wing Sail Mobility (WISAMO) project that slots into the company’s sustainable inflatability endeavors. WISAMO is a project that aims to increase the efficiency of massive cargo ships that carry products … Continue reading

OnePlus Nord 2 could fix its predecessor's biggest weaknesses

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The specs of the upcoming OnePlus Nord 2 have been leaked, revealing a bigger battery and fewer cameras.

The Mandalorian season 3 may not arrive until late 2022 – here's why

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The Mandalorian season 3 may not land on Disney Plus until late 2022, according to the latest rumors – here's why it won't.

Kristen Bell talks to Jimmy Fallon about voicing 'Gossip Girl' and her brand new podcast

Mashable / 2h
Hey Upper East Siders. Gossip Girl here. Or rather her voice, Kristen Bell, talking to Jimmy Fallon about the much-anticipated return of the series. In the clip above, the actor appears on The Tonight Show to quickly chat about what to expect from the revival of Gossip Girl and the fun of featuring in voiceover form (skip to about halfway through the clip to get to this bit). "I like the challeng

TikTok changed the shape of some people’s faces without asking

MIT Technology Review / 3h
“That’s not my face,” Tori Dawn thought, after opening TikTok to make a video in late May. The jaw reflected back on the screen was wrong, slimmer and more feminine. And when they waved their hand in front of the camera, blocking most of their face from the lens, their jaw appeared to pop back to normal. Was their skin also a little softer? On further investigation, it seemed as if the image was

Apple reveals how AirPods Pro will use clever head tracking tech for Spatial Audio

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Apple has shared new details about how its Spatial Audio technology will work with AirPods and tvOS devices.

Google Seeks to Break Vicious Cycle of Online Slander

NYT > Technology / 3h
In response to Times articles, the search giant is changing its algorithm, part of a major shift in how Google polices harmful content.

Shudder's very tense 'The Boy Behind the Door' trailer really ratchets up the suspense levels

Mashable / 3h
If your best friend is in mortal danger, is it better to run for help or go back to try to rescue them yourself? In Justin Powell and David Charbonier's dark thriller The Boy Behind the Door — which sees two young boys kidnapped by a stranger and taken to a remote house — the latter option gets picked. Cue a very tense cat-and-mouse game in which Bobby (Lonnie Chavis) attempts to save his friend

Samsung's new 50-megapixel camera sensor has the smallest pixels yet

Engadget / 3h
Samsung's Isocell JN1 fits 50 megapixels into a tiny 1/2.76-inch format for a pixel size of just 0.64 micrometers.

Still looking for the elusive PS5? Here’s how you can win one for free.

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: As of June 10, enter the Big Summer of Gaming Giveaway for the chance to win an Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and more. Still praying to the video game gods that you’ll finally get your hands on the evasive PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X ? You’re not alone. Restocks of these in-demand consoles are still regularly making headlines. They sell out super fast, with the PS5 rec

Boost your Excel skills and become indespensible at work for just $20

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Get tips on how to perform data analysis from the 2021 Advanced Excel Expert Bundle , on sale for 95% off. As of June 10, get it for only $22. Mastering Excel isn't just something that's recommended in business practices; nowadays, it's absolutely essential. But still, there seems to be only a handful of people working at any company who know how to utilize the software for business . And

This folding lock lives on your bike so you'll never leave home without it

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Keep your bike secure with the Lobster Lock , on sale as of June 10 for 33% off — just $52.79 — with code WELOVEDAD. Now that summer is basically here, you can finally dust off the ol' bike and get some exercise as you travel across the city to meet up with friends, grab some drinks, or take in the sights. But, remember: while biking is a healthy and fun way to travel from point A to point

Grab a near-mint iMac from 2019 for less than $1,000

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: As of June 10, get this refurbished 21.5-inch iMac for only $999.99 — a 28% discount. The best part about Apple releasing brand-new iMacs is that the older versions are getting some major price drops. In fact, you can snag a refurbished 21.5-inch iMac from 2019 for under $1,000 for a limited time. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your at-home work setup, you want to take your Netflix stre

Throw Out Your Webcam, the Zoom Phone is Here to Take Your Video Calls

How-To Geek / 3h
The past year made it crystal clear how important webcams are for all kinds of communication, especially work. Now, communications giant Zoom has gone a step beyond video calls with the launch of its new Zoom Phone Appliances—an all-in-one office desk phone. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The TikTok and WeChat Ban Is Over Before It Ever Really Began

How-To Geek / 3h
The TikTok ban is over. But that’s not quite the end of the story. The Biden administration issued an executive order rescinding the TikTok ban, which never took effect. But the order does contain an order to investigate apps under the jurisdiction of “foreign adversaries.” Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Now's the Best Time to Sell Your Graphics Card

How-To Geek / 3h
Have a graphics card you no longer need? Well, you better jump on selling it quickly, because due to the most recent GPU shortage, this is one of the best seller’s markets we’ve seen in years. Let’s talk about why that is, and why you should get to listing that card sooner rather than later. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Using Microsoft Teams on mobile might actually get more useful at last

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
New layout design should make using Microsoft Teams on iOS and Android much better.

Google Seeks to Break Vicious Cycle of Online Slander

NYT > Technology / 3h
In response to Times articles, the search giant is changing its algorithm, part of a major shift in how Google polices harmful content.

The rumored Facebook smartwatch looks set to take on... GoPro?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
A report on Facebook's upcoming smartwatch suggests it'll have a screen and camera you can use like an action cam.

Nexford University lands $10.8M pre-Series A to scale its flexible remote learning platform

TechCrunch / 4h
Two profound problems face the higher education sector globally — affordability and relevance. Whether you live in Africa, Europe, or the U.S., a major reason why people don’t go to university or college or even drop out because they cannot afford tuition fees . On the other hand , relevance shows the huge gap between what traditional universities teach and what global employers actually look for

Walmart begins selling its Onn-branded Android TV streamers

Engadget / 4h
Walmart has officially started selling a 4K Android TV device that's been listed on its website for a month now.

Vivo Y73 with 6.44-inch AMOLED display, 64MP camera launched in India

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Vivo has launched a new sleek phone in India under the Y series. The Vivo Y73 is priced at Rs 20,990 and brings features like an AMOLED display, 64MP camera, and 33W fast charging.

Facebook smartwatch is coming next year - Here's what we know

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Facebook is building a smartwatch it hopes to start selling next year. The watch will let wearers send messages using Facebook’s services and also offer health and fitness features.

SpaceX's Starlink might soon bring you in-flight Wi-Fi

Mashable / 5h
SpaceX is working on making its satellite internet network Starlink a provider of that fast in-flight internet connectivity you so desire. While speaking at a panel at the Connected Aviation Intelligence Summit on Wednesday, SpaceX's VP of Starlink and commercial Sales Jonathan Hofeller said the company is already in talks with "several" airlines, The Verge reported . “We have our own aviation pr

Bitcoin: El Salvador makes cryptocurrency legal tender

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2KBBC News - Technology / 5h
It is the first country in the world to make the move, following a proposal by its president.

Surface Duo 2 might be arriving this Fall with better specs

SlashGear / 5h
Samsung and some manufacturers, including Google, seem to be heading towards a foldable phone future. Microsoft is, as well, but it has a very different definition of foldable. It describes its Surface Duo as a “dual-screen foldable” and admittedly made quite a good case for it nearly two years ago. Its delivery, however, was anything but convincing and it was … Continue reading

Yousign raises $36.6 million to build a European alternative to DocuSign

TechCrunch / 5h
French startup Yousign has raised a $36.6 million Series A funding round (€30 million). Lead Edge Capital is leading the round and eFounders is investing once again in the company. Yousign, as the name suggests, is an e-signature provider that complies with European regulation on digital signatures. While the company was originally founded in 2013, Yousign teamed up with startup studio eFounders

Samsung unveils the world’s smallest 50MP image sensor for phones

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The new Samsung ISOCELL JN1 image sensor employs tiny 0.64μm pixels to achieve a smaller size for slim smartphones.

Qualcomm unveils 7 new IoT chipsets to power next-gen devices

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Qualcomm has advanced its ambitions in the IoT sector with the introduction of several dedicated chipsets targeting digital signage, cameras and retail point-of-sale systems.

OnePlus Nord 2 to fix its predecessor's biggest weakness, suggests a new leak

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The specs of the upcoming OnePlus Nord 2 have been leaked, revealing the Sony IMX766 sensor as the primary camera, along with other specs.

Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 major Wear OS upgrade might happen

SlashGear / 6h
The excitement over the upcoming version of Wear OS, a collaborative effort between Google, Fitbit, and Samsung, was partially dampened by the uncertainty of which smartwatches will actually receive the update. Unlike with smartphones, updates for smartwatches resemble the early days of Android where OEMs dictate which models get updates and which stay put. It seems that very few smartwatch … Con

Tata Digital to acquire majority stake in online pharmacy 1mg

TechCrunch / 6h
Tata Digital, the subsidiary of Tata Sons, said on Thursday it is acquiring a majority stake in digital health startup 1mg, the latest in a series of investments as the salt-to-steel Indian conglomerate enters the digital consumer space . The firms didn’t share the financial details of the deal, but earlier local media reports suggest that Tata Digital was planning to invest between $100 million

Dracula Technologies turns ambient light into energy with printed solar cells

TechCrunch / 6h
A bat-shaped organic photovoltaic module from Dracula Technologies Internet of Things devices are proliferating, making daily tasks more convenient for many people—but that comes at cost. The United Nations expects the amount of e-waste created globally to reach 52.2 million metric tons this year, and a sizable portion of that are dead batteries. Dracula Technologies , a French startup that is cu

Meat giant JBS pays $11m in ransom to resolve cyber-attack

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400+BBC News - Technology / 7h
Hackers disrupted operations in several markets at the world's largest meat processing company.

Apple Podcasts Subscriptions is officially launching June 15 after delay

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
After a delay, Apple Podcast Subscriptions is officially going live on June 15, allowing folks to pay for their favorite podcasts through Apple’s podcast app.

Google announces Google Lens city walking tours – here's how to sign up

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
To mark the official arrival of a new Google Lens filter, Google has organized some real-world walking tours in the UK – here's how to grab a spot.

Gionee Stylfit GSW7 smartwatch launched in India for Rs 2,099

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Gionee has added a new smartwatch to its portfolio with the launch of Stylfit GSW7 smartwatch. It is priced at Rs 2,499.

After laptops, Realme to launch Android tablets in India

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As per a new teaser by the CMO, Realme will enter the affordable Android tablets market of India in the near future.

Gaming is now becoming a career of choice among Indian youth

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According to the report, 84% of all women respondents want to pursue gaming as a career, followed by 80% of male respondents.

First 'Gossip Girl' reboot trailer has intrigue, Instagram, and the return of a familiar voice

Mashable / 7h
"Did you miss me? I know I've missed you." Gossip Girl is back in the first full trailer for HBO Max's revival of the glitzy 00s teen soap , complete with the perfect Frank Ocean needle drop. Kristen Bell, the original's impeccably smarmy voice of Gossip Girl herself (or *sigh* himself), returns to remind you in those familiar insinuating tones that while the cast might be new (and significantly

Become a data scientist with this stacked online bundle

Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: The 2021 All-in-One Data Scientist Mega Bundle is on sale for £28.17 as of June 10, saving you 99% on list price. What do the Champions League, Netflix, and self-driving cars all have in common? They rely on data. How else would you receive recommendations on what to binge next? Or know that Lionel Messi is breaking records practically every time he steps on the pitch? Basically, our world

Sony Airpeak S1 drone debuts to take Alpha cameras to new heights

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SlashGear / 8h
Drones for pros and consumers are nothing new and neither are drones with cameras covering a wide range of qualities. Most of these drones come with their own cameras, however, and few actually let you use whatever professional camera you may already own. That’s what makes Sony’s first foray into the world of drone photography interesting in that it is … Continue reading

'Monark' RPG by former 'Shin Megami Tensei' developers launches in October

Engadget / 8h
A group of ex-Atlus developers who previously worked on the Shin Megami Tensei franchise has launched a brand new JRPG IP called Monark

Beats Studio Buds get sized up in new regulatory photos

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Apple's still-unannounced Beats Studio Buds have been photographed and detailed yet again – this time for Taiwan's NCC.

Samsung ISOCELL JN1 shrinks a 50MP sensor down to 0.64 micropixels

SlashGear / 9h
As smartphone cameras start boasting more and more pixels, they’ve also started to become bigger and bigger. Just like with processors, the challenge for imaging sensors is to cram as many photodiodes on a small surface without enlarging the size of that surface. That’s the achievement that Samsung is boasting about with its new ISOCELL JN1 that is able to … Continue reading

Meat supplier JBS paid $11 million to its ransomware attackers

Engadget / 9h
JBS says that backups got its meat processing plants operating again, but it paid $11 million to ransomware attackers to "mitigate any unforeseen issues."

Nvidia's GeForce Now cloud gaming service finally has an Aussie launch date

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Nvidia and Pentanet have teamed up to bring cloud gaming service GeForce Now to Australia in October.

TikTok and WeChat are safe in the US but still under scrutiny

SlashGear / 9h
Before 2020 ended, TikTok’s fate in the US hung in the balance of a few court orders and the results of the elections. It was able to get a slight reprieve when the Biden administration took over, raising hopes it would finally be let off the hook. Part of that did come true when President Biden signed a new Executive … Continue reading

Aussie Broadband’s free month of NBN could save you up to AU$99

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This Aussie Broadband deal can get you an NBN 12, 25, 50 or 100 plan entirely free for one month.

macOS Monterey on Intel Macs won’t be able to use some features

SlashGear / 10h
Although Apple would love to only sell Macs with its own chips, it hasn’t completely dropped the ball on its Intel-based hardware, at least not immediately. That inevitable future will eventually come but most probably presumed it would be a slow journey. It is both surprising and unsurprising at the same time that Apple is getting the ball rolling as … Continue reading

Ford snags 100,000 F-150 Lightning pre-orders in three weeks

100+Engadget / 11h
There are 100,000 pre-orders waiting for Ford's electric F-150, and the company's CEO says an electric Explorer is next up.

OnePlus Nord 2 specs leak hint at a mighty MediaTek 5G phone

SlashGear / 11h
OnePlus already confirmed its next Nord series phones but it has also teased one that’s yet to come. The OnePlus Nord CE 5G won’t exactly be the OnePlus Nord OG’s successor but more like a distilled version of it. There will still be a OnePlus Nord 2, or at least the leaks and rumors claim, and this latest information dump … Continue reading

SpaceX’s Starlink Wants to Provide Your In-Flight WiFi

Gizmodo / 11h
There’s no faster way to win the hearts and minds of the people than by bringing them fast, reliable internet on an airplane. Elon Musk knows this, and that’s maybe why his space company, SpaceX, is reportedly in talks with “several” airlines in a bid to provide their crafts with WiFi via the company’s growing … Read more...

Zoom wants to power your whole hybrid working world

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Zoom's new range of all-in-one desk phones make it easier for employees to stay connected in a hybrid working environment.

Sony Airpeak S1 drone gets official launch and starts aerial dogfight with DJI

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The Sony Airpeak drone has been given a full official launch – and the pro aerial tool is taking the fight to its DJI rivals.

Sony's First Drone Is a $9,000 Professional-Grade Beast

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Gizmodo / 11h
Earlier this year, Sony teased the development of its first-ever drone , and today that drone is finally getting an official debut. Say hello to the $9,000 Airpeak S1. Yes, that’s right: $9,000. Read more...

Moto G Stylus 5G is coming to the US next week

SlashGear / 11h
Motorola has been flooding the market with affordable Moto G and Moto E phones but not all of them make it to all markets, especially the US. Earlier this year, Motorola expanded its lineup with the latest version of its stylus-toting Moto G Stylus which generated some confusion because of earlier leaks. It turns out that the company did have … Continue reading

Watch the Adorable Sweet Tooth Series Get Even More Adorable With a Blooper Reel

Gizmodo / 12h
If you’re still upset about Netflix’s horrendous USA Today front-page Sweet Tooth ad last week—and you should be—this might help you calm down a tiny bit. Netflix has released a short blooper reel for the show, adapted from the comic by Jeff Lemire, and if you thought the series was cute , well, you haven’t seen… Read more...

Fortnite Season 7 detailed: The big changes players should know about

SlashGear / 12h
Epic released its next Fortnite season this week, introducing players to a slightly updated battle royale island, as well as a slew of new weapons, UFOs, and some new additions based on old items. If you haven’t had a chance to dig into the update extensively yet, here’s a list of the biggest changes you should know about to get … Continue reading

BukuWarung, a fintech for Indonesian MSMEs, scores $60M Series A led by Valar and Goodwater

TechCrunch / 12h
BukuWarung , a fintech focused on Indonesia’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), announced today it has raised a $60 million Series A. The oversubscribed round was led by Valar Ventures, marking the firm’s first investment in Indonesia, and Goodwater Capital. The Jakarta-based startup claims this is the largest Series A round ever raised by a startup focused on services for MSMEs. BukuW

Vivaldi 4.0 browser comes with built-in email

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Latest Vivaldi release has it all with email, calendar, RSS reader and translation services built right into the browser.

Motional CEO hints at an autonomous future in logistics

TechCrunch / 12h
Motional, the $4 billion joint venture between Aptiv and Hyundai, is exploring the company’s potential involvement in autonomous trucking or logistics, its CEO said today during a live session at TechCrunch’s 2021 Mobility Event . “The beauty of what’s on the other side of the coin is that the same core technology can of course apply to multiple use cases,” said Karl Iagnemma on the panel led by